The Adirondack Presbyterian Church of Lake Clear and St. Regis will hold their worship services for the months of December and January at the Lake Clear Church at 10:45 a.m. with coffee hour to follow. All are invited to attend.
A Christmas Eve worship service will be held at the Lake Clear Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. today. All are invited. There will be coffee hour following this worship service.
St. John in the Wilderness Church will hold Mass at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Sunday. Gabriels Assumption has Mass scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday. St. Paul's in Bloomingdale has an Anticipated Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday. All are invited to attend any of the above.
St. John in the Wilderness Church Christmas Eve schedule is listed in the Enterprise.
The next card party to be held at St. John in the Wilderness's church hall will be the third Sunday in January.
The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6. Now that winter is here (yeah, what gave me the first clue?), you will need to stock up on some good reading material. Stay inside and keep warm reading.
Charlie's Inn at the Junction in Lake Clear will hold a New Year's Eve celebration Dec. 31. There will be a DJ for your dancing pleasure, plus Karaoke. Come out and have some fun with your neighbors and friends.
Fifty years of marriage for Rouse and Bethyl (Goodman) Fountain, who were married Jan. 3, 1959. They moved out of the area for a while, then moved back to Easy Street in Paul Smiths where they raised their 3 children. Now all grown, they are: Vickie Holbrook of Oklahoma; Beth Young of South Glens Falls; and Bert Fountain of Lake Clear, each living with their family. There are six grandchildren to complete the family. The whole family will be going to Florida to help Rouse and Bethyl celebrate their 50th anniversary in January. Even though they will be in Florida, let's all shower them with 50th-anniversary cards. The address is: Rouse and Bethyl Fountain, 36312 Arbor Oaks Drive, Zephryhills, Florida 33541. Remember, their 50th anniversary is Jan. 3, 2009. Congratulations to both of you.
The Methodist church in Saranac Lake will hold a Christmas Eve worship service at 7 p.m. today. All are invited to attend.
There will no longer be any card parties held at the Bloomingdale Town Hall through the winter months. See all the card players in April.
Thank you Kay Pedroni Neveau for the following.
Creamy Orange Fluff
1 pkg. orange gelatin (6 ounces)
2 1/2 cups boiling water
1 can frozen orange juice, concentrated and thawed
2 cans mandarin oranges, drained
1 can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 pkg. softened cream cheese (8 oz.)
1 cup cold milk
1 small pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in oranges, pineapple and orange juice concentrate. Coat a 13x9x2-inch dish with nonstick cooking spray, add gelatin mixture. Refrigerate until firm. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until light. Gradually add milk and pudding mix; beat until smooth. Spread over orange layer. Chill until firm. (Yield: 12-16 servings)
Congratulations to Corey and Catherine Kimberly Fitzgerald-Taylor on the birth of their son, Andrew Josiah, born December 3, 2008. Proud grandparents are Jack and Kim Fitzgerald, and great-grandparents are Jim and Catherine Shene, all of Lake Clear.
Don't forget, there will be a New Year's Eve party held at the Adult Center on Wednesday, Dec. 31. You need to call 891-2980 to make reservations.
The Adult Center will be used as one of the venues for First Night. Check the paper as to what will be there.
There will be a card party held at the Adult Center at 1 p.m. Jan. 4, 2009. All are welcome to attend. Prizes and refreshments.
Aging gracefully. Thank you Doris Noble for the following:
A reporter asked a man on his ninety-fifth birthday, "To what do you credit your long life?" The old-timer responded, "Well, I'm not sure yet. My lawyer's negotiating with two breakfast-cereal companies."
Then there was the little boy who asked his grandmother how old she was. She responded, "I'm thirty-nine and holding." The little tyke thought for a moment, then said, "How old would you be if you let go?"
We send sympathy to Grace "Charley" Darrah of Saranac Lake with the loss of her husband, Philip A. Darrah. Philip leaves 3 sons and their families who all reside out of the area, and one sister, Barbara Darrah of Saranac Lake. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Dec. 24 Dean Martin, Linda Gertsch
Dec. 25 21-years-young B.J. Riley, Doris Noble
Dec. 26 Glenn Pond
Dec. 27 Christina Blanchard
Dec. 28 Emmanuel Bailey, who will be 89-years-young
Dec. 31 Sheila Stephenson
Jan. 1 Mark Farmer
Jan. 2 John Brockway, Gerald Gilmett
Jan. 4 9-year-old Karilee McCormick
Jan. 5 Veronica Ellithorpe
Jan. 6 Annie Lavoie
Dec. 24 10 years, David & Kimberly Roscoe
Dec. 27 45 years together, Vic & Donna Burman
Dec. 29 Michael & Laura Shene
Jan. 3 50 years together, Rouse & Bethyl Fountain
Jan. 4 48 years together, Robert & Lena Skeels
Well folks, in another week 2008 is history and a new year begins. Here's hoping everyone has a very merry Christmas and you receive all the lovely gifts you deserve. To all my faithful readers, I do appreciate you. I also appreciate all your comments about this column. So please keep reading and telling me what you like or do not like. The best to everyone for a healthy and very happy New Year. See you next year!
Till next time, you can call 891-4199 with information for this column, and have a nice day.