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St. John in the Wilderness holding raffle

July 22, 2009

For the rest of July and into August, St. John in the Wilderness church will hold its Mass at 8 a.m. Sundays at the Fish Creek campground. In case of rain, Mass will be at St. John in the Wilderness church at 8:15 a.m. On Thursday at St. John in the Wilderness church there will be Mass at 8:30 a.m. Gabriels Assumption church will hold their Mass 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday. St. Paul's in Bloomingdale has an Anticipated Mass 4 p.m. Saturday. All are invited to attend any of the above.

There will be a card party at St. John in the Wilderness church hall on the third Sunday in August starting at 1 p.m. Come and play cards with your neighbors and friends.

St. John in the Wilderness church is holding its annual summer raffle. Following is a list of prizes, in no special order, that will be awarded this year: 10-foot kayak, double Adirondack chair (last one made and donated from Camp Gabriels), homemade cedar chest with pine cones painted on it, handmade Adirondack-theme afghan, handmade quilted Adirondack-theme table runner and a $50 Mobil gas card donated by Hyde Fuel.

Tickets are $1 or six for $5 and can be purchased at St. John by contacting Sister Carol at 891-2286. The drawing for prizes will be after Mass at Fish Creek camp ground Aug. 30.

The Adirondack Presbyterian Church of Lake Clear and St. Regis will hold their joint worship service at the Lake Clear church for the rest of July and into August. Worship service starts at 10:45 a.m. Coffee hour to follow. All are invited to attend.


A special thank you to everyone who attended the Roy Hurd concert at the Lake Clear church hall. Your support for the church events is greatly appreciated.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday August 18. Stop and pick up your reading material.


On June 10, Mary and Carl Klaproth hosted a family get-together at their home on Gillespie Road in Franklin Falls. Attending were her brothers: Stanley and DeeDee Strack from El Paso, Texas, Charles and Jan Strack from Port Henry, Steve and Cindy Strack and children Stephanie and Steven from Lake Clear; cousins: Rosemarie Mills from Peoria, Ariz., Harold and Barbara Jaquis from Lake Clear and David and Bonnie Poter from Lake Clear; Mary's daughters: Darlene Burtingame from Canajoharie, Doreen and Henry Knapp and children Debbie, Carrie, Henry Jr. from Ellenburg; and Marguerite Reyome from Keene Valley - aunt.

They all enjoyed a delicious pot luck meal and a lot of visiting. Rosemarie visited the area for about six weeks. Stanley and DeeDee stayed about one week and visited all the relatives.

Former Lake Clear resident George Carley is now residing at the Keene Valley Neighborhood House. I am sure he would appreciate cards or letters from his many friends in Lake Clear. George's new address is: Room 211, Keene Valley Neighborhood House, Keene Valley, NY 12943.


Marguerite Reyome, formerly of Lake Clear, is at Keene Valley Neighborhood House. I am sure she would enjoy some cards and letters from her friends. I can just see George Carley and Marguerite Reyome playing 2-handed pinochle!

Around town

The Methodist church in Saranac Lake will be the place of the United Methodist Women Indoor/Outdoor Yard Sale from

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 31 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. Items may be left at the church any morning before July 28. NO CLOTHING. All items must be in good working order and in good condition. For more information, call Charlotte Hall at 891-2129 or Deborah J. Donaldson at 891-4199. Thank you for all your help.


The group the Whompers will be in a parade starting at 11 a.m. Aug. 8 going from Winthrop to Brasher Falls. After that they will be playing from 8 p.m. to midnight at Erin's Isle in Brasher Falls. They also will be entertaining at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9 at the Methodist church in Saranac Lake. Admission will be $5. Stop by and enjoy.

The Whompers officially meet at Meadowlark Music Camp for adults located in Washington, Maine. The music camp is run by Curt Stager of Paul Smiths, who is a member of the Whompers, along with two of the instructors Chris Turner and Rachel Maloney and Michael Martin of Lake Clear who helps out.

For anyone interested in attending the camp, the dates are Aug. 23 to 29. There are workshops during the day with folk music for adults, fiddle, banjo, guitar, hammer dulcimer and harmonica led by some of the finest musicians in the northeast, plus alot of jam sessions. Cost per person is $750, which includes lodging, meals, instruction and all camp activities. Discounts are available for work study, tent-camping and for non-musical partners not taking instructional workshops. For more information, visit


The vintage, custom-car show will be in the parking lot next to Pizza Hut every Tuesday starting at 6:30 p.m. Stop by and talk to the owners of these classic cars. For more information, call Ben Kline at 572-6132.


There is a card party every Thursday at the St. Armand Town Hall in Bloomingdale starting at 7 p.m. Prizes and refreshments. Call Augie Simpson at 891-4398 for more information.

Change in venue. The Brighton History Day will be held at the Tucker Farm barn located at 112 Hobart Road, Gabriels.

It will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 and Sunday, Aug. 2. There will be Brighton history available, the corn maze, wagon tours and BBQ both days. Signs will be up to direct you.


Senior happenings

Winners of the senior spelling bee that was held at the Adult Center on July 8 are Marilyn Clement and Pauline Durant. They will be going onto the Senior Picnic in Burke to compete against others. Good luck to both of you.

The Adult Center bus will be to Plattsburgh July 25 for shopping. The bus leaves at 10 a.m. Please call 891-2980 to make reservations for this trip.

On July 29, the Adult Center bus will go to Hojo's for the Shrimp Fest. The bus leaves at 5 p.m. Please call 891-2980 to make reservations.


Advance notice. There will be an Indoor/Outdoor Garage Sale held at the Adult Center from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. Items left at the Center must be in good condition and good working order. NO CLOTHING. Please leave donated items in the lounge at the Center before Aug. 11. If you have any questions, call 891-2980. Thank you for your support.


Belated birthdays

July 3 - David Landolfe

July 11 - Mickey Webb

July 8 - 48 years together for Mickey and Nonie Webb



July 22 - Margaret Logie

July 23 - Jessica McCormick

July 24 - Emmalee Kelting

July 25 - Lena Skeels

July 29 - Ann Lamere, Shirley Allen, Steve Pridell

July 31 - Cathy Hohmeyer, Gould Hoyt, Jane Gage, 3 year old Logan Hosler

Aug. 1 - My son Joel A. Wit, Alvin Fuller

Aug 2 - Ruth Hoyt, George Donaldson,IV

Aug. 4 - Hillary Barnard, Helen Winch, Charles Moore



July 25 - Shane & Erin Kilroy

July 27 - David & Karen Pittman, Sr

July 28 - 25 years together for my daughter and son-in-law Jim & Eva Stinson

July 29 - 3 years for Steven & Elizabeth Guglielmi


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



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