Now that the temperature has gotten over 80' we can safely say that spring has arrived. Another sure sign are the beautiful lilac postcards that are appearing all around town, heralding the coming Gardener's Weekend on Mother's Day weekend, May 8th and 9th. We are fortunate to have Jeff Young, "Vermont's Mr. Lilac" again this year, for discussion and hands-on workshop. The theme this year is "Lilacs & Herbs", so a session on growing and cooking with herbs will feature Penny Sandora from nearby Northeast Corner Herb Farm in Fort Ann. Area garden shops will be open all weekend, giving discounts and demonstrations. A full, fun weekend for all ages.
If you see a lot of people walking around town dipping into their bags of chocolates, it's because they've just visited Broadway's newest shop, Saratoga Sweets, down on the corner.Bob's Easter confections of bunnies and eggs, in white and dark chocolate as well as milk chocolate were flying off the shelves the past few days. Fudge, turtles, chocolate pops, and traditional bon-bons all get our two thumbs up.
Print Says, across the street, is featuring a Small Business special of 20% discount through May. Cara at Dovegate's Kitchen at the Inn is offering a soup and salad lunch for only $5.95, and Bob at the Alcove Marina, south of town, has specials on food and drink going every weekend.
Fair weather brings out bicylclists of all ages and stages, and it also means Monday night Rides, heading out from Olde Saratoga Bike & Boards at 6:00 PM every Monday. There are two paces of rides, for cyclists who are very fit and those who are not so. Distances vary, beginning about 15 level miles and going up to 25-30 miles on more challenging terrain. And speaking of cyclists, for a real treat, go across the river and check out the world class cyclists at next weekend's Tour of the Battenkill.
This week is school vacation and next week starts baseball season, softball, lacrosse, and track. Tennis season has already started - did you see our triumphant players featured on the front page of the local paper? Lots going on, much to see and do, so get out and enjoy our nice community!