Hello Friends. The fall season is definitely in the air. In fact, Whiteface recently had snow on top of the mountain. It’s a little preview of things to come. On the town level, we close out one season and prepare for the next. Splash Boards are off the town dam, beach restrooms closing, banners off the utility poles and flower barrels stored for the winter. 

We as a community also prepare for the general election on November 7th. Polls are open at the Community Center from 6 am to 9 pm. However, if early voting is your thing, there are two early voting sites in Essex County this year. Locally, the Lake Placid Beach House at 31 Parkside Drive, will start the early voting process on Saturday October 28th. A complete list of dates and times is available on the Board of Elections website at 

We also have the early voting dates and times posted at the Town Clerks Office and the Community Bulletin Board at the Wilmington Post Office. Also available at both locations is a Sample Ballot for one to review. 

On Saturday October 21st, there will be a Craft/Vendor Fair at the Essex County Fairgrounds. The event kicks off at 9 am and continues until 3 pm. There is also a “Trunk or Treat” event that starts at 3pm. 

Get yourself and children ready for a night of fun at the 6th Annual “Trunk or Treat” event to be held at the KOA on Rt. 86 in town. The spooky excitement is slated for Sunday October 29th and is scheduled to last from 4 pm to 6 pm. A food vendor will also be available this year. For more information, please contact Tina Terry at 518 637-7900 

The Procedure for bidding on Surplus items from the town is now posted. Check our town website, bulletin boards and our Facebook page for details. 

Over this past summer, the Essex County Health Department provided the Town of Wilmington with sunscreen dispensers that were available to the public to use at no charge at our town beach. The free sunscreen worked very well. The Health Department is now conducting a Sun Safety Survey and is asking residents to take a moment to take the survey. The questions may be found at 

I am very excited to announce that the Adirondack Foundation has awarded our community a $1,500 grant through the Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund of Lake Placid. The much needed funds will be used for the Winter Ski Program for Wilmington Youth. 

Although Christmas is a bit away, the Town of Wilmington is once again partnering with Adirondack Community Action Programs in the “Holidays for Sharing Program” Applications are now available at the town offices to families looking for help with Christmas Toys this upcoming Holiday season. 

That’s all for this week, see you around town. – Roy Holzer