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March 18, 2009
By Deborah J. Donaldson

The Adirondack Presbyterian Church will hold their joint worship service for the month of March at 10:45 a.m. at the Lake Clear church. A coffee hour will follow. All are welcome to attend.

St. John in the Wilderness church will hold their Mass Thursday at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. Gabriel Assumption will hold their Mass Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. St. Pauls in Bloomingdale will hold their Anticipated Mass at 4 p.m. on Saturday. All are invited to attend any of these services.

St. John in the Wilderness invites their neighbors from the Presbyterian Church to attend a soup and bread night on Wednesday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Bernard's in Saranac Lake, there will be a soup and bread night. Sister Janet and Rev. Joann White will be the guest speakers that night.

St. Paul's in Bloomingdale will have their Fish Fry on Friday March 27 at 5 p.m.. The public is invited to attend.

Happy Saint Joseph Day March 19 to Sister Carol.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot on Tuesday, March 31 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Stop by and pick up your reading material.

The public libraries of Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties can now offer the online version of Encyclopedia Britannica to their patrons both inside the library and from home, work or school. Always up-to-date, this great resource offers over 73,000 articles, 2,000 video clips, 4,000 quotations, a world atlas and timeline, entries from the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, recommended websites, current magazine and journal articles, and image and sound files. A friendly kids interface is included. People can log in by going to and entering their l4-digit

library card number. For libraries that do not have the l4-digit barcoded library cards, please use the database card issued by Plattsburgh Public Library or contact Betsy Brooks for assistance at the Plattsburgh Library. The above article was taken from the Trailblazer newspaper sent out by the libraries.


The following letter was sent to a bank: "Dear Sirs, One of my checks was returned marked 'insufficient funds.' In view of the current events in the banking market, does that refer to me or to you?" Thanks goes to Shirley Pickreign for sharing this with all of us.



On St. Bernard Street next to the Methodist Church in Saranac Lake, Bob found a 14-carat gold wedding band with the date 07/14/07 inside. There are initials on the inside. It is yours if you can identify it. Please call the number at the end of the column.

Congratulations to Andrew LeBlanc of Saranac Lake, who was named to Castleton State College's Dean's list for the 2008 fall semester. He needed to maintain a 3.5 GPA in his major of biology. Congratulations to all the other students who made the dean's list.

Congratulations to Robyn Dykeman, formerly of Lake Clear, and Matt Fletcher on the birth of their son, Ethan Matthew Fletcher. Ethan was born on March 4 and weighed in at 7 1bs. 8.8 oz. Proud grandparents are: Holly Dykeman and Jim Sayles of Saranac Lake, Richard Dykeman of Lake Clear, and Steve and Janet Fletcher of Saranac Lake.



Don't forget the spaghetti supper at the Adult Center Wednesday, March 18. Bingo at 2 p.m., wine & cheese at 4 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m., with make-your-own-sundae dessert. Cost is $3.00 per person.

The Adult Center bus will be transporting people to the Deer Valley Trails Restaurant on Saturday, March 21 for lunch. The bus leaves at 10:30 a.m. Please call 891-2980 to make reservations.

Friday, March 27, the Adult Center bus will travel to the St. Regis Cafe located on the Paul Smith's College campus for supper. The bus leaves at 5:30 p.m. Call 891-2980 to make reservations for this trip.

On Saturday, March 28, there will be a talk about Mount Everest at Will Rogers. The bus leaves at 7 p.m. You need to call 891-2980 to make reservations.

Early notice: The 55 Alive Driver Course will once again be held at the Adult Center on April 29-30 from 1-5 p.m. Cost to you is $10.00. Please call early to 891-2980 to reserve your spot for this course.

Anyone who needs assistance with your 2008 income tax returns, Sue Rice and a trained volunteer are available at the Adult Center every Tuesday. They are there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and can handle 8 people an hour. You must call 891-2980 to reserve your spot for this free service.


Thanks goes to Kay Pedroni Neveau for the following:


You design your Halloween costume to fit over your snowsuit.

You have more miles on your snowblower than your car.

You have ten favorite recipes for venison.

You thought Grumpy Old Men were acquaintances of yours.

You've taken your kids "trick or treating" in a blizzard.

You wear to bed as lingerie tube socks and a flannel nightie.

You owe more money on your snowmobile than you do on your car.

Your snowblower gets stuck on your roof.

You think the opening day of hunting season is a national holiday.

The mayor greets you on the street by your first name.

You find -40 deg. C a might chilly.

Shoveling the driveway constitutes a good upper body workout.

You know the 4 seasons Not Winter, Almost Winter, Winter and Still Winter.


Lake Clear sends their sympathy to the family of Peter LeMay of Lake Clear. Peter leaves his beloved wife Rogene of Lake Clear; daughter Barbara of Saranac Lake; 3 grandchildren, including Shane McIntosh and wife Judi of Lake Clear; and 3 great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all.



Mar 18 Richard Jason, Peter McGill, Shane Kilroy, 2-year-old Kyler McCormick, Brian McDonnell

Mar 20 9-year-old Savanna Donaldson, Donald Bennett Jr.

Mar 21 Bonny Engelhardt, Marlene Martin

Mar 22 Rachel Cole, Edmond Sovey

Mar 24 5-year-old Landon Mott, Jack Fitzgerald, Art Goyette

Mar 25 Lu LaBrake, Joe Pickreign Jr.

Mar 26 Jean Fisher, Rachel Hannon

Mar 29 To my wonderful daughter Eva Stepson, Shandalee Myatt

Mar 30 Lisa McKenna



Mar 19 59 years of togetherness for Robert & Betty Girard

Mar 25 48 years together for Clarence & Sylvia Brockway


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



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