Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I had a great time celebrating in Old Forge on Friday in that town’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. I met a lot of lovely people, including Herkimer County’s own Olympian Erin Hamlin. She was the Grand Marshall of the parade and it was wonderful to hear her talk about becoming a bronze medalist in the women’s luge category a few weeks ago. New Yorker’s can be proud of her and her accomplishments!