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Summer events in the town of Brighton

July 29, 2008
By Dora Mose, brightonbuzz08@

Welcome once again to the Brighton Buzz.

Paul Smith's College and Paul Smiths-Gabriels Volunteer Fire Department event

This Sunday, Aug. 3 is the annual Canoe Classic hosted by Paul Smith's College and Paul Smiths-Gabriels Volunteer Fire Department. Canoers of all ages and classes are invited to participate. Call 327-6300 and ask for Jim Tucker's office to sign up.

The Paul Smiths-Gabriels Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their annual cookout fundraiser for this event, with burgers and dogs off the grill. This year we are adding Philly cheese steak sandwiches and sweet Italian sausages to the menu, along with our spread of homemade salads, sodas and Watermellon for the hearty appetite. The cookout food line will start to serve at noon. The race starts at noon as well, with the meal provided with the entree fee for the canoers. Spectators are welcome to join in the cookout as well for a nominal price of the items. So, even you aren't a canoer, c'mon out and enjoy the fun!

White Pine Camp

White Pine Camp is celebrating its centenial celebrations on Sunday, Aug. 10 with an Alpine dedication at 11 a.m. at the camp on White Pine Road, also known as the Osgood Pond Road. There will be vendors present for many food items and many activities for the day. For further information, call Pat and Tom Willis at 327-3433.

Food Pantry

Barbara and her gang are going full force providing food for the community. Thank you for a good turnout this past couple times! The more who take advantage of this service, the more grant money can be obtained to help the pantry stay in operation. For information on times pantry is open, or if you have an imedeate need, call Barbara at 327-3297.

Franklin County Transit

The Franklin County Transit is up and running for our area with routes throughout the day and into the evening/night. Rates are affordable at an average of $2 to $4 for a one way ticket to Malone, Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and Lake Placid - departure from the parking lot across the road from Paul Smith's College on Route 30. The buses are handicap accessible. Transportation of a bicycle is unknown at this time. For any questions or further information on routes, schedules, times and services, call 483-9000.

Farmers market

Every Friday, local farmers present their wares for sale at a cooperative farmers market at the Paul Smith's College grounds at the main entrance.

Kids Korner

Hey Kids! How y'all coming on your book reading, diary writing and craft activities for this summer?

Congratulations once again to those of you who are old enough to have your first job! You will do well, and it's is a memorable experience that you will carry with you all your life.

Here is a quick, easy and healthy snack you can make for an in-between-meal snack or as part of a meal. With Mom or Dad's help, cut washed celery stalks into pieces about 2 to 3 inches long, spread some smooth peanut butter in each of the curved inside pieces. Then stick a row of raisins in the peanut butter. And you now have "Ants on a Log"!

Another variation of this snack is to use softened cream cheese instead of the peanut butter, and slices of green olive with the red plemento and call them "bullseyes." This is also a colorful snack for Christmas, with the red and green.



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