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November 19, 2013

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Meeting seton Lewis draft comprehensive plan

LEWIS — The draft comprehensive plan for the Town of Lewis is ready and will be presented at a public meeting on Wednesday.

The 7 p.m. meeting, open to all, is at the Lewis firehouse on Firehouse Lane.

This is the first-ever complete draft of a comprehensive plan for Lewis, Town Supervisor David Blades said.

The plan covers hamlet revitalization, restoring the Thrall Dam property that Essex County owns back to a multi-use recreation area, expanding the hamlet under Adirondack Park Agency regulations, and Complete Streets improvements for walking, hiking and biking.

In response to residents’ top concerns on a town survey, the plan also calls for Lewis to strengthen its property maintenance law and take steps to enhance the appearance of the community.

A committee of interested citizens headed by Blades spent a year working on the plan with a consultant.

—By Staff Writer Lohr McKinstry

Elizabethtown Auxiliary taking orders for Thanksgiving pies

ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary is taking orders for its selection of homemade pies for Thanksgiving.

Now in its ninth year, the Thanksgiving Pie Sale is one of the auxiliary’s most popular fundraisers, offering cherry, apple and pumpkin pies for purchase by community members. Each pie costs $12 and comes boxed and labeled.

Last year, the group produced 108 pies.

“The pie-making process is quite a production,” laughed auxiliary President Laura Sells-Doyle. “But we really have an incredible, organized system. It’s quite an accomplishment to prepare and bake that many pies in eight hours.”

Last year, the group received many donations of pie-making supplies, including apples from Sullivan Orchards in Peru and flour from Champlain Valley Milling in Westport. This year, many pumpkins used as decorations at the Crete Center’s Halloween event were donated for the purpose.

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