WANAKENA WEEKLY #214 - 02/29/24 - 03/06/24

Happy Thursday!

BIG MELT IN WANAKENA - DONT FORGET TO CHANGE THE CLOCKS! - Reporting from the THAWED shores of The Mighty Oswegatchie River within a STONE'S THROW from the scientifically proven precise location of where the Oswegatchie turns INTO CRANBERRY LAKE! Right here in the heart of Wanakena. Looking ahead.... warm and sunny couple of days ahead! Cold and wet this weekend! Looking back, now... What a week! It got WARM and it RAINED! Big lasting change. Not much snow around town anymore. Piles here, there and spotty in the woods. The river/lake level was LOWEST EVER! It has since risen. The snow croquet course has melted! It had a FANTASTIC RUN! Remember those piles we had under umbrellas in December? They held strong 'til the very end!!!!! Of course we are not suggesting "NO MORE SNOW". Everyone knows it will snow again... and we won't get into the details of all that. Geese were heard flying overhead and spotted down around the bend. Mergansers have retuned as well! Beautiful Purple Finch Remain at the feeders! Snowdrops are poking their heads though the thawed mulch. Cranberry Lake Boat Club Ice Out Contest HERE: DEADLINE MARCH 15TH! ST LAWRENCE COUNTY BURN BAN STARTS MARCH 15TH! Solar Eclipse quickly approaches! 

A LA 'BODE - It has arrived: THE FIRST OF THE 2024 MAPLE SYRUP! Amber Rich says: Come and get it! Produce cooler with nearly FOURTY different items! Beer cave with over FIFTY different kinds of beer, cider, selter, NA! Dry, cold and frozen groceries GALORE! TRAIL INFORMATION AND GEAR! Maps, books, music, art supplies, gift and necessities. HOT COFFEE AND BAKED GOODS! Swickamillo Sourdough Saturday Mornings - get it while its here! C'mon down and poke around for a bit. WE LOVE MAPS! ART DISPLAYS ON VIEW! Glorified Junk UNDER GLASS! The SIGHTS! The SMELLS! C'MON DOWN! 

WHAT ELSE? - Ranger School Webcam HERE. Wanakena Post Office is 13695! Looking for places to stay? Check out this HANDY guide put together by the local snowmobile club: Places to Stay (cranberrylakemountaineers.com) Hungry? Don't forget, folks.... Packbasket Adventures in Wanakena has got you covered for dinner Thursday and/or Friday nights: Take-Away Meals Packbasket Adventures! Perhaps you'll stop into Otto's for drinks, snacks, groceries, etc... while you're in town picking up your food?! Town Board Meeting Minutes here: Town Of Fine: Minutes: Town Board Meetings [Digital Towpath] Wanakena Historical Association HERE. WANAKENA!