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A picture-perfect first day of spring

Young and old took advantage of the weather to get out of the house and see friends and neighbors they haven’t seen in a while.

Posted: Mar 20, 2021 6:17 PM

NEW HARTFORD, NY – Mother Nature presented the Mohawk Valley with a picture-perfect first day of spring.
Warm temperatures, blue skies, and plenty of smiling faces could be found at Sherrill Brook Park in New Hartford Saturday.
Young and old took advantage of the weather to get out of the house and see friends and neighbors they haven’t seen in a while.
Some took their dogs for a walk, others got in a quick game of pickleball.
Whatever the reason, it seemed folks were just tired of being cooped up with no place to go.
“It’s just so frustrating to sit home and watch TV and not get anything accomplished,” said Larry Zick of Sauquoit.
“To see the progress we’re making is a good thing.”
“It’s the best time of the year,” agreed Jim Brock who was out walking his dog.
“There’s so much optimism in the air. Tomorrow, the mid-60s, it’s just fantastic.”
The fantastic weather continues for the next few days, so get out and enjoy it.

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