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Local churches holding raffles

August 6, 2008
By Deborah J. Donaldson

The Adirondack Presbyterian Church will hold their worship services at the St. Regis Church at 9 a.m. and at the Lake Clear Church at 10:45 a.m. for the month of August. Coffee hour to follow each worship service. All are welcome to attend.

The second benefit spaghetti supper will be held at the Lake Clear Presbyterian church hall from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. The meal will be salad, spaghetti with sauce, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. Cost: adult $10, children $7, under 5 free. Pay at the door. The Trading Post will provide their delicious, sweet italian sausage.

The Adirondack Presbyterian Church is raffling off three face cords of firewood, cut, split and delivered locally. Tickets are one for $1 or six for $5. Any church member has them to sell, or call 891-5638 to request some. The drawing will be September 7.

St. John in the Wilderness Church will hold their Mass on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. at the Fish Creek campsite. In case of rain, Mass will be back at St. John at 8:15 a.m. Gabriels Assumption will hold their Mass at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. St. Pauls in Bloomingday has an Anticipated Mass at 4 p.m. on Saturday. All are welcome to attend any of the above services.

St. John in the Wilderness Church's annual summer raffle has for first prize a kayak, second prize is water toy package, third prize is $100. Tickets are one for $1 or six for $5. They can be purchased from any parish member or by calling Sister Carol at 891-2286. The drawing will be August 31.

The next card party at St. John in the Wilderness church hall will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. Prizes and refreshments.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19. Get yourself some good reading material.

Have you noticed how many more people are stopping at the Lake Clear post office? Why, we even had a traffic jam there one day this past week. If just has to be that beautiful, paved parking lot.

Around 18 Lake Clear seniors went to the Belvedere for lunch in July. The Lake Clear seniors are planning to go to the VIC for a cookout at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The meat will be provided, but you are asked to bring a salad, etc., to pass and your own place setting. Please call 891-3469 (Mary Wirsing) to make reservations.

Get-well wishes are sent to George Carley, of Lake Clear, who is recovering at home from surgery.

Charles Segard, son of Peter and Stephanie Segard of Lake Clear, is recovering after his surgery that was at Mary Fletcher Children's Hospital in Burlington. He came through his surgery fine and is doing well at home. Get better wishes are sent to you, Charles.


The yard sale to be held at the Methodist Church in Saranac Lake, sponsored by the United Methodist Women, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. No more donations after August 6. We have anything you might need for your home. Please stop by and help us clear out the clutter.

The monthly meeting for VFW Auxiliary #3357 will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12. All members are encouraged to attend.

There will be a card party at the Bloomingdale Town Hall every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. For more information, call Augie Simpson at 891-4398.

Every Tuesday night in Saranac Lake is cruise night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the former CED building on Lake Flower Ave. next to Pizza Hut. Classic and antique cars are available for your inspection. They do have a wide variety of cars. The owners are there to tell you all about their cars. One man, Doug Hoffman, said he owns 13 to 18 old cars, of which he always brings at least two to show. He said he started collecting cars when he was 15 years old working in a garage. He bought a 1955 Chevrolet for $300 and drove it all through high school. Now it's worth between $20,000 to $30,000. He told about purchasing a 1967 GTO Pontiac, red in color, then selling it to Beef Bevilacqua who drove it for 3 years; later, Doug got it back from a man named Riley. It took him 20 years to restore that car. Doug drives a 1971 Plymouth Cuda (sport model) to work each day. He said he does some of the restoring to the vehicles or has someone else do it. The men and women are very interesting to talk to, especially about their vehicles.

Tupper Lake has a cruisin' night on Friday at different locations around town. Check with the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce as to where they will be each Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Cora Salls has made an afghan in shades of blue granny squares that will be raffled off to benefit the Bloomingdale Fire Department at the Bloomingdale Firemen's Field Day Sunday, Aug. 31. Tickets are one for $1 or six for $5. The drawing will be at the close of the field day.

The Franklin County Public Transportation bus is up and running. Some of you have noticed them around town. The bus starts in Malone, to Paul Smiths, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and back, with stops along the way. At Paul Smiths there is a shuttle bus that goes to the Lake Clear Presbyterian Church parking lot and then on to Tupper Lake. You need to call 483-9000 or 481-1598 to check the schedule or to request to be picked up and taken to a certain location. At the south end of Franklin County, you can call 359-9070 to be picked up by the bus. The rates are very reasonable, with a senior or student or disability discount aailable. Remember, this service is open to anyone of any age; just call the day before you wish to use this service.


The jewelry sale that was held at the Adult Center was a success. A special thank-you to everyone who donated items for the sale and everyone who helped with the sale. The drawing for the lottery tree was won by Jane Gage.

The Block Party in Saranac Lake will be held noon to 8 p.m. Thursday Aug. 7. The Adult Center will have "Granny's Kitchen" once again. Delicious home-baked items. Check it out.

Gamblers Express will be going to the Casino on Saturday, Aug. 9. The bus leaves at 9 a.m. Call 891-2980 to make reservations for this fun trip.

Seniorama will be at the Bingo Palace from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. Please call 891-2980 for more information and make reservations.

The Adult Center will sponsor a trip to the Wild Center in Tupper Lake on Saturday, Aug. 16. The bus leaves at 9 a.m. Call 891-2980 to make reservations.

We extend our sympathy to the family of Margaret Hill with her passing. Margaret celebrated her 100th birthday on April 20, 2008. She was an amazing woman with a wonderful memory of her past and events. She was very devoted to her family. She will be greatly missed by

all of us.


July 19 belated birthday to Betty Sayles

August 8 Jason McLean, David Kelting, Matthew Bouton

August 10 Christa LaVair, Brian Fitzgerald, Michael Mader

August 11 Abigail Fuller, Donald Durkee, Barbara Callaghan

August 13 Jared Moody, Amanda Fitzgerald, 82-years-young Charlie Elwyn

August 14 Mary LaClair, Marilyn Riotto

August 15 Jill Brockway

August 16 Pastor Maggie McCarey, Betsy Pond

August 17 Dari Hicks, Peter Segard

August 18 Jennifer McDonnell, Bernie Ratelle

August 19 Sarah LaClair, Robert Metz


August 10 45 years together, Dick & Beanie Donaldson

August 11 7 years together, Anthony & Jennifer McMinn

August 12 53 years together, John & Anne Fitch

August 13 14 years together, Brent & Amanda Fitzgerald

Till next time, you can call 891-4199 with information for this column, and have a nice day.



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