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Easter services scheduled

March 17, 2010
By Deborah J. Donaldson

St. John in the Wilderness church will hold its Mass at 8 a.m. Sunday and at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. Gabriels Assumption will hold its Mass at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. St. Paul's in Bloomingdale has an Anticipated Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday. All are welcome to attend any of the above services and bring a friend.

The Stations of the Cross during Lent only will be at St. John in the Wilderness church at 3 p.m. every Friday, Gabriels Assumption church at 7 p.m. every Friday and St. Paul's in Bloomingdale at 3:30 p.m. every Saturday.

"Why Catholic?" will be held through March for Lent only at 7 p.m. every Thursday at St. John in the Wilderness church, Gabriels Assumption at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. All are invited to attend any of these services.

During Easter week, there will only be the following services:

-Holy Thursday, April 1, at St. John in the Wilderness church: prayers and Stations of the Cross at noon, at St. Bernard's Mass at 7 p.m.

-Good Friday, April 2, Passion of Jesus Christ at noon St. Bernard's.

-Holy Saturday, April 3, Easter Vigil at 8 p.m. at St. Bernard's.

-Easter Sunday, April 4, services are at 7 a.m. at St. Bernard's, 8 a.m. at St. John in the Wilderness church, 9:30 a.m. at Gabriels Assumption, 10 a.m. at St. Bernard's, 11 a.m. at St. Paul's in Bloomingdale. All are welcome to attend any of these worship services.


There will be a card party at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 21 at St. John in the Wilderness church hall. Prizes and refreshments. Come and join your neighbors in a fun afternoon of playing cards.


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

At the Lake Clear church hall there will be a Maundy Thursday service on April 1, starting with a potluck supper at 6 p.m., for which you are asked to bring a dish to pass and your own place setting. This will be followed by communion around the tables. Everyone is welcome to attend and bring a friend.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 30. Stop by and pick up some excellant reading material.


Charlie's Inn at the Junction in Lake Clear would like to thank everyone who came to the benefit for Roger Smith that was held on March 6. It was a huge success, and everyone's help was greatly appreciated. A special thank-you to everyone who donated gifts that were given away.

On March 19, Charlie's Inn will host a "post" St. Patrick Day party with a ski package giveaway that night. There will be corned beef and cabbage dinners available. Steve Borst will be playing your favorite music from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Stop by and enjoy.

Charlie's Inn owners would like everyone to know that they will be closed for a much-deserved vacation from Friday, March 26 and will reopen Friday, April 16. See everyone in April.


One more congratulations from everyone in Lake Clear to all our excellant, very special, very wonderful local Olympians. Bill Demong from Vermontville won gold and silver in nordic combined, Andrew Weibrecht from Lake Placid won bronze in alpine skiing. From Saranac Lake were Peter Frenette, ski jumping, and Chris Mazdzer, luge. From Paul Smiths was Tim Burke, biathlon. From Lake Placid were Haley Johnson and Lowell Bailey for biathlon, Ashley Caldwell for freestyle ski aerials, Bengt Walden for luge, Brian Martin and Mark Grimmette, for doubles luge and John Napier for bobsled. How lucky we are to have this many from our hometowns compete and win medals. Congratulations to everyone.


Around town

St. Paul's/Assumption/Town of Brighton Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 18 for the people in need of food. They also have some gently used clothing available. This service is located at the Brighton town garage. For more information, call Barbara Marshall at 327-3297.


The Class of 1956 will be getting together at Nonna Fina for a noon meal Friday, March 26. For more information, call Barbara Darrah at 891-1043 or Harold Jaquis at 891-0987.


On the dean's list for the fall semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton were Benjamin LeBlanc and Joshua LeBlanc, both of Saranac Lake. Joshua is majoring in psychology and will graducate in 2011. Both boys participate in indoor and outdoor track. Joshua has been selected for membership in the chapter of Psi Chi at St. Lawrence University, which is a national psychology honor society. Both boys are the sons of Phil and Cathy LeBlanc of Saranac Lake.


The following are once again thanks for Doris Nobel.

The sight of a bald eagle has thrilled campers for generations. The sight of a bald man, however, does absolutely nothing for the eagle.

In a hat shop, a saleslady gushed, "That's a darling hat. Really, it makes you look 10 years younger." "Then I don't want it," retorted the customer. "I can't afford to put on 10 years everytime I take off my hat."

An elderly widow and widower were dating for about five years. The man finally decided to ask her to marry. She immediately said "yes."

The next morning when he awoke, he couldn't remember what her answer was. After about an hour of trying to remember to no avail, he got on the telephone and gave her a call. Embarrassed, he admitted that he didn't remember her answer to the marriage proposal.

"Oh," she said, "I'm so glad you called. I remembered saying 'yes' to someone, but I couldn't remember who it was."


Senior happenings

AARP will sponsor a driver safety course at the Adult Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 20. Participants are asked to bring drivers license, pen or pencil and lunch. Coffee, tea and snack will be provided. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register, please call 891-2980.

Sue Rice will be available at the Adult Center to help with your tax preparation from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 19 and Friday, April 2. This is a free service and is open to the public. Appointments are half an hour each. Call 891-2980 to set up your appointment.

The Adult Center has planned a trip to the St. Regis Cafe on Friday, March 26. The bus leaves at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and bring a friend. To make your reservations, please call 891-2980.

The new Wellness Center at the Adult Center is up and running. For now it is open Tuesday and Thursday in the afternoon and Friday after 2:30 p.m. This week there will be more orientation. If you need forms to fill out, information about the times when open, please call 891-2980 and leave your name and phone number for a return call.

April 21 will be the next evening meal at the Adult Center. This will be a glazed ham dinner for $5. That night there will be some very special entertainment. Don Perkins and his sister Phyllis will be bringing their old-time fiddle music, piano and other instruments for your listening or dancing enjoyment. So come for dinner and stay to enjoy the music. If you are coming for the meal, please call 891-2980 to make your reservations.



March 17 - Jennifer LaDuke, Peter Clark

March 18 - Shane Kilroy, Richard Nason, Peter McGill

March 19 - Brian McDonnell, 3-year-old Kyler McCormick

March 20 - Savanna Donaldson, Donald J. Bennett, Jr.

March 21 - Bonny Engelhardt, Marlene Martin

March 22 - Rachel Cole, Edmond Sovey

March 24 - 6-year-old Landon Mott, Art Goyette, 65-year-young Jack Fitzgerald

March 25 - Lu LaBrake, Joe Pickreign, Jr.

March 26 - Jean Fisher, Rachel Hannon

March 28 - Annette Jacobs

March 29 - Shandalee Myatt, to my wonderful daughter Eva Stinson

March 30 - Lisa McKenna



March 19 - 60 years of togetherness for Robert and Betty Girard

March 25- 49 years together for Clarence and Sylvia Brockway


Today, March 17, is the day to wear green, if you like the color or are Irish. Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone. Enjoy this special day.

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



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