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Raffle winners announced

September 1, 2009

The Adirondack Presbyterian Church of Lake Clear and St. Regis will hold their joint worship service for the month of September at the Lake Clear church. Worship service will start at 10:45 a.m. with coffee hour to follow. All are welcome to attend.

St. John in the Wilderness church will hold their Mass at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and at 8 a.m. Sunday. Gabriel Assumption church will hold their Mass at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. St. Paul's in Bloomingdale has an anticipated Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday. All are welcome to attend any of the above Masses.


There will be a card party held at St. John in the Wilderness church hall at 1 p.m. Sunday Sept. 20. There will be a lottery tree, prizes, etc. Come join your friends and neighbors in a fun-filled afternoon playing cards.


St. John in the Wilderness church recently held their annual summer raffle. They would like to thank for following people for their most generous donations: An annonymous benefactor for donating the kayak once again this year, Stuart and Tracy Darrah for the handcrafted cedar chest, Tracy Darrah for the Adirondack Afghan, Camp Gabriel's for the double Adirondack chair, Hyde Fuel Company for the $50 gas card, Mary Duffy for the hand Sewn Adirondack table runner.

The following are the winners: First place of the 10-foot Vapor kayak by Old Town went to Bob and Carol Douglass of Saranac Lake, second prize a handcrafted cedar chest went to Eddie Yanchitis of Saranac Lake; third prize hand-knit Adirondack Afghan went to John and Mary Wirsing of Lake Clear; the double Adirondack chair, which was fourth prize, went to Jim Alessi of Long Island; the $50 Hyde Mobil gas card went to Doug Altruck of Ilion, which was fifth prize; Jean Amell won sixth prize a hand-sewn Adirondack table runner.

A special thanks goes to Susan at Paula's Airport Cafe, Sister Carol, Mary and John Wirsing, Tracy Darrah and to all the people who helped sell tickets. A heartfelt thank-you to all those who bought the tickets that continue to support St. John in the Wilderness church each year from the committee who sponsors this raffle. It is because of everyone that this annual raffle is such a success.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. Stop and pick up your good reading material.


Just a reminder folks, Donnellys home of the Two Tone Cone will only be open until Mon September 7. They will be open all this week, even though school has started. Opening at noon until 9 p.m. every day. So stop and get your ice cream cone or pick-up some frozen ice cream. This has to last you all winter.


For all you Steve Borst fans, he will be at Charlie's Inn at the Junction in Lake Clear starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5. Stop by, have one of their excellent meals and enjoy Steve's music. It's worth your drive.


Lake Clear resident, Mary Durett Duffy, is a New York state licensed and a nationally certified massage therapist who recently completed a five-level course in Healing Touch, becoming a Healing Touch practitioner.

Healing Touch is a holistic, complementary and integrative energy-based therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and healing.

The benefits of HT include but are not limited to: pain and stress reduction, relaxation, acceleration of post-operative recovery, decreased depression and anxiety, immune system strengthening and support and decreased negative effects of trauma/chronic pain/post traumatic stress.

Please call Mary at 891-0155 to make a first appointment at half-price. Her office, Quiet Reflections Therapeutic Massage, is located east of the Presbyterian church on state Route 30 in Lake Clear.


Around town

The Methodist church in Saranac Lake will be holding their annual fall rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 and 25 and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 26. All donations maybe left at the church any morning before Sept. 22. We will have clothing all sizes, including childrens, books, puzzles, shoes, boots, small electrical appliances that are in working condition, small furniture, linens, bedding, jewelry. Everything 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. We thank everyone for their support.


The Tri-Lakes Amateur Radio Club will hold their meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 in the Community Room at the Overlook Apartments in Bloomingdale. All ham radio or anyone interested in becoming a ham radio operator are invited to attend. Call John Duquette at 891-8180 for more information.


There is a car show of classic, vintage cars held in the parking lot next to Pizza Hut every Tuesday starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be different cars each Tuesday you stop. They will be there until the end of September as long as the weather holds. For more information, call Ben Kline at 572-6132.


The VFW Auxiliary #3357 will hold their montly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the Vet's Club. All members are encouraged to attend.


The class of 1956 will hold their next montly get together at noon Friday, Sept. 18 at Nona Fina in Saranac Lake. In August they had a good attendance of around 20 class members. For more information call Barbara Darrah at 891-1043 or Harold Jaquis at 891-0987.


St. Pauls/Assumption Town of Brighton Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 for anyone who has a real need. It is located in the Brighton Town Garage. There is also some clothing in good condition available.

Opposite the Town Park in Gabriels there are two drop off bins for returnable bottles and cans which help fund the Brighton Food Pantry. PLEASE, no garbage in the bins.


A card party is held at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the St. Armand Town Hall. Prizes and refreshments. Call Augie Simpson at 891-4398 for more information.


Senior happenings

There will be a card party at the Adult Center at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6. They will have prizes and refreshments. Come out and enjoy an afternoon playing cards with your friends and neighbors.


The next evening meal at the Adult Center will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16. There will be bingo from 2 to 4 p.m., wine and cheese at 4 p.m. The meal will be beef stew with biscuit, salad bar and apple dessert. Cost is $5 per person. Please call 891-2980 to make your reservations. From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, Kathy Fleury, Franklin County Election Commissioner will have one of the new voting machines available for anyone to use and ask questions about. You will be allowed to try the voting maching out and vote. A great opportunity to learn one-on-one about the new voting machine. So come and try out the new voting machine and enjoy a meal with your friends.

Curves for Women in Saranac Lake is offering to all senior women a free time to try out Curves. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday stop at their Woodruff St. location. Please call ahead at 891-7698 and ask for Heather before you go.


Five-minute chocolate mug cake


4 tablespoons flour

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa

1 egg

3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons oil

3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)

A small splash of vanilla extract

1 large coffee mug (MicroSafe)



Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.

Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.

Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.

The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed.

Allow to cool a little and tip out onto a plate if desired.

EAT! (this can serve two if you want to feel slightly more virtuous)

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?

Because now we are all only five minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!

Thank you Charlotte Hall for this receipe.



Sept. 1 - belated to Erin Kilroy

Sept. 2 - Barbara Darrah, John McLean

Sept. 4 - Harold Blanchard

Sept. 6 - 82 year young Bentley Darling

Sept. 9 - Jessica Law

Sept. 10 - 16 year old (YIKES!) Anna Kelting

Sept. 12 - Carolyn Moody, 93 year young John Sklaryk

Sept. 13 - Caroleigh Meserole

Sept. 14 - Thomas Brindisi, Cindy Besio, Ryan Farmer



Sept. 4 - 10 years together for John and Jill Brockway

Sept. 5 - 54 years of togetherness for Lloyd and Lu LaBrake

Sept. 8 - 58 years together for Dick and Carolyn Trudeau

Sept. 11 - 5 years for Corey and Kimberly Taylor


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



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