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‘No ice is safe ice’

To the Times of Ti:

While the south basin of Lake George is completely frozen, at this writing, there is still open water in parts of the north basin, so hard water fishermen and others are urged to use due caution when venturing out onto the ice, especially if you are not familiar with conditions. Ice picks or a long pole and a friend are advised if you do decide to venture onto Lake George or any other frozen body of water, and never go onto frozen rivers or streams with known moving current.

The best motto is “No ice is safe ice.”

When this edition reaches you, the Hague Beste Scholarship Weekend will be history, but we would like to report that Katy Wells and possibly others represented the HVFD in the annual Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for the Vermont Children’s Hospital in Burlington.

This year’s Hague Memory Tree, which annually honors the memory of Dale Frasier, and is capably administered by his sister Diane Trudeau, raised over $500, contributed directly to our ambulance fund. Thanks to Diane, her helpers, and all who contributed. Thanks also, to the Hague Chamber of Commerce.

In January there were 15 fire calls using 146 man hours and four EMS calls plus one stand by for 221 man hours. Fire and EMS training drills are ongoing weekly and monthly as required.

Enjoy what is left of what again seems to be turning out a pretty short winter, but whatever your choice of recreation, observe its rules of safety.

Joe McCranels

Information Officer

Hague Volunteer Fire Department

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