By Guy Côte

While the Clintons were the guests of Louise Penny at Hovey Manor, North Hatley, she hosted a dinner for them at Kirk Lawrence and Walter Marinelli’s residence on Mont-Echo Road. They were served duck confit and salmon, vegetables from their garden, Québec wines and Walter’s tiramisu. Town of Brome Lake Mayor Richard Burcombe was honoured to accompany President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton during their visit to Brome Lake Books and the BCHS Museum. The group was accompanied by the Clintons’ hostess Louise Penny, renowned author and Knowlton resident.