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The Adirondacks are alive with the sound of music — and cyclists in lederhosen, as the Von Decker family made its way along the Westport Fourth of July Parade route Saturday afternoon decked out as a creative version of the Von Trapp family from the beloved musical. They were followed by fire engines, which were far more vocal. Heavy rain let up just as the parade stepped off, and though the sun didn’t break through, everyone’s outlook for the rest of the weekend got brighter. Westport, Rouses Point and other communities held their Independence Day celebrations on Saturday and Sunday; today’s City of Plattsburgh festivities include the parade at 1 p.m., along with food, music and other activities throughout the day, ending with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
From July 2017