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Halloween party at Charlie’s Inn

October 14, 2009

The Adirondack Presbyterian Church will hold its worship service at the Lake Clear church for the rest of October. Worship service starts at 10:45 a.m. with coffee hour to follow. All are invited to attend.

St. John in the Wildernes church will hold Mass at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday and at 8 a.m. Sunday. Gabriels Assumption 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. on Saturday. All are invited to attend any of the above services.


There will be a card party held at St. John in the Wilderness church hall at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. Prizes and refreshments. The money raised from the card parties will be for new card tables. Come and join your neighbors and friends for an afternoon of fun card playing.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot probably the second week in November. The date will be in the next column.


Charlie's Inn at the Junction in Lake Clear will host Steve Borst. There is a change in one date to Friday, Oct. 16 and then again on Saturday, Oct. 24, each night starting at 6:30 p.m.

From 12 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, there will be a Halloween party for the children at Charlie's Inn. There will be a $5 cover charge. For the children hay rides, face painting, crafts, pumpkin decorating with a take home pumpkin they have created and refreshments.

For the adults, there will be a halloween party starting at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at Charlie's Inn. Come in costume as there will be prizes for First, Second and Third best costumes. A DJ will be playing that evening for your dancing pleasure.


Last week and this past week, did anyone notice the large amount of cars at the Lake Clear beach parking lot? Now we all know it was not the local people swimming at this time of year. A movie producer from New York City, Gregory Orr, was filming "Recreator," which is his first feature length movie, about three teens who canoe to an island (Lake Clear beach?) and trigger a mad-scientist experiment about cloning them into superhumans. Charlie's Inn was used on those days as an area for the actors to change, and for make-up and hair to be fixed. The actors were then transporated to the beach for the filming. Lake Clear beach will never be the same again!


The final boat race of the season, the Long Lake Long Boat Regatta, was held the end of September. Lake Clear resident Brian McDonnell, John & Gene Newman took second place in North American Voyageur Canoe Championship Class. In the C-2 Stock race Lake Clear resident Chas and Diana Billingsley took first place. The Long Boat Regatta is organized by Adirondack Watershed Alliance. One of the sponsors was MAC'S Canoe Livery in Lake Clear. Congratulations to all the winners.


Some of you may have heard, Roy and Bonnie Rosenbarker's son Todd was very seriously hurt recently. He is expected to be out of work for at least three months. There is a benefit planned that will help with expenses. It will be at Romano's Saranac Lanes, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Cost will be $10 per person or $20 per family. This will include hot buffet, beer and live music. For the children there will be face painting, bowling specials, and carnival games. There will be a Chinese auction, door prizes and 50/25/25 raffles. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Roy and Bonnie would like to thank everyone who has helped in the family's time of need. All your prayers were greatly appreciated.


Congratulations to Laura Anderson Duncan of Lake Clear who recently graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a bachelor's degree in social work.

Around town

Ryan James Bruce, born on June 28, 2009, was recently baptized at Saint James church in Cadyville on Sept. 27.

Father Deno presided. Ryan is the son of Eric Bruce and Trisha Plummer of Wilmington. At the ceremony were: grandparents Marcel and Colleen Bruce, Diane Plummer, Roger Crowingshield, great-grandparents Doris LaRue, James Winch, Veronica Plummer. The God parents are Arihanna Goddeau-Wood and Justin Holzer. Congratulations to all.


Congratulations to Lee Freeburg, who recently attended the Frederick L. Warder Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls. Lee graducated from Corning Community College with an associate's degree in fire protection technology and was on the spring 2009 dean's list. He is pursuing a professional firefighting position in Colorado. Lee is the son of Cheri and Joe Fisher of Bloomingdale and Dick Freeburg of Gabriels.


The class of 1956 will have their next get together at Nona Fina at noon Friday, Oct. 23. For more information, please call Barbara Darrah at 891-1043 or Harold Jaquis at 891-0987.


The St. Pauls/Assumption Town of Brighton Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. It is located in the Brighton Town Garage. For more information, call Barbara Marshall at 327-3297.


There will be a card party at the St. Armand Town Hall at 7 p.m. every Thursday. Prizes, refreshments and lots of fun playing pinochle with your friends and neighbors. For more information, call Augie Simpson at 891-4398.

Senior happenings

There will be a memorial service for Anne Harnett at the Adult Center 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20.


The evening meal at the Adult Center is Wednesday, Oct. 21. Bingo is at 2 p.m., wine and cheese at 4 p.m. with the dinner served at 5 p.m. The dinner will be pork cutlets, baked pasta, tossed salad and lemon sherbet with wafer. Cost is $5 per person. Plan to attend and bring a friend or two with you. Please call 891-2980 to make your reservations.


There will be a halloween party at the Adult Center along with the noon meal Friday, Oct. 30. Come in costume as there will be prizes. Please call 891-2980 to make your reservations for the meal.


Curves for Women in Saranac Lake invites all senior women to come try out their gym equipment for free on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please call ahead if you plan to take advantage of this great opportunity. Ask for Heather at



Advance notice: The Holiday Food/Craft Bazaar will be held at the Adult Center Saturday, Nov. 21. The Adult Center is looking for vendors to participate. Please call Pat Thompson at 891-2980 for more information and an application. We are also looking for White Elephant table items. If you have any items that are clean and in good condition. NO CLOTHING. Drop them off at the Adult Center or call Deborah J. Donaldson at 891-4199 or 891-2980. Thank you in advance for your help.


Sympathy is sent to the family of Irene M. Boula Bryant. Irene and her longtime companion William Patraw resided on the Forest Home Road, now county Route 18 in Lake Clear. She will be missed.


We were saddened to hear of the passing of Marie K. Mussen, long time resident of Lake Clear. She was a great neighbor and will be missed.



Oct. 16 - Leona Tanzini, Mace Moody IV, 6-year-old Collin LaVair

Oct. 17 - Robyn Dykeman

Oct. 18 - Gail Metz, Helen May, Bonnie L. Myatt, my brother Nathaniel B. Jones

Oct. 20 - Sharon Farmer, Nicole Moody, Holly Dykeman

Oct. 22 - Jean Kern

Oct. 23 - Justine Sussey

Oct. 24 - Tammy Donaldson, Elizabeth Kochar, Tom Hall

Oct. 27 - 88-years-young George Carley, Adelaide Patnode



Oct. 18 - Brian and Grace McDonnell and 51 years of togetherness for Bob and Gail Metz

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



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