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Poker Run coming up Feb. 26

February 16, 2011
By Deborah J. Donaldson

The Lake Clear Presbyterian Church will hold its worship service for the rest of February at 9 a.m. Coffee hour to follow. Everyone is invited to attend and bring a friend.

St. John in the Wilderness church will hold their Mass at 8 a.m. on Sunday, 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. Gabriels Assumptiom church will hold their Mass at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday and 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. St. Paul's in Bloomingdale has an Anticipated Mass at 4 p.m. on Saturday. All are invited to attend and bring a friend.

The next card party to be held at St. John in the Wilderness church hall will be in March. As of now I do not have a date for sure. It will be in the next column.

There will be a ham dinner held at the St. John in the Wilderness church hall from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19. Dinner will include ham, mac and cheese and other goodies. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, call Sister Carol at 891-2286.

Save this date - March 8 - at the St. John in the Wilderness church hall they will be celebrating Mardi Gras. More about this in the next column.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 1. Stop and pick up some of that great reading material.


The Lake Clear seniors will be holding their luncheon at St. John in the Wilderness church hall at noon Tuesday, March 8. On the menu will be beef stew and more. Please bring your own place setting, yourself and a friend. For more information, call: Mary Wirsing at 891-3469 or Nonie Webb at 891-6240.

The previous luncheon that the seniors had was well attended with about 30 people enjoying the meal.


The Tri-Lakes Snowmobiler Poker Run which will benefit Life Flight will be held Saturday, Feb. 26. The following is a list of places where you can pick up cards which will be drawn at Charlie's Inn at the Junction in Lake Clear. In Lake Clear: Charlie's Inn, Lisa's Airport Cafe. Saranac Lake: Moose Club, Captain Cook's, Romano's, Vets' Club; in Gabriels: Shamrock, Brighton Mini Mart, Pack Basket; in Bloomingdale: Gaga's, Bloomin' Market; in Malone: Wagon Wheel, Gallagher's; in Owls Head: Belly's, Trailside; in Lake Placid: Down Hill Grill; in Tupper Lake: Trail's End, Woodmen's Tavern, Old Northern, P2's Irish Pub, Main Street Resturant, Lumberjack; in St. Regis Falls: Deer Valley, Sportsmen Club, Riverside, Red Tavern.

After all that traveling, you will need to be at Charlie's Inn at 5:30 p.m. sharp as the cards will be drawn at that time. Prizes are $250 for first place, $150 for second place and $100 for third place. There will be door prizes and 50/50 drawings. Following all the drawing there will be karoke and a DJ. For more information, call 891-9858.


Congratulations to Nicolle Patraw of Lake Clear, who was named to the fall 2010 semester president's list at North Country Community College.

Karolyn Moody of Lake Clear and Jennifer Robtoy of Paul Smiths were named to the fall 2010 semester dean's list at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Ryan C. Farmer of Lake Clear was named to the dean's list fall 2010 semester at SUNY Oswego. Benjamin LeBlanc of Saranac Lake, who is majoring in mathematics, was named to the dean's list for academic achievement for the fall semester 2010 at St. Lawrence University in Canton.


This year, there will be four numerically unusual dates - 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11 and 11/11/11. Now, let's see you figure this one. Take the last two digits of the year you were born, plus the age you will be this year, add together, and it will equal 111.

Thank you, Barbara Gibson.


Around town

The class of 1956 from Saranac Lake High School will hold its get together at noon Friday, Feb. 18 at McKenzie's Grille. For more information, call Barbara Darrah at 891-1043 or Harold Jaquis at 891-0987.


The Tri-Lakes Snowmobilers Inc. will hold its meeting at the Shamrock at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1. For more information, contact Brian Durkee.


The St. Paul's/Assumption/Town of Brighton Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17. Remember the new location is at the Brighton Town Park in their beautiful new building. There will be available food and gently used items. For more information call Barbara Marshall at 327-3297.

The following are additional thank-yous that unfortunately got missed in my previous column. Thank you to the Diocese of Ogdensburg for their generous donation. Thank you to Gloria Volz of Adirondack Organize Solutions for her continued donations.


The Methodist Church in Saranac Lake would like to invite the public to the church at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 13 to hear Dr. Roger Ellis talk about Heifer International. Animals are sent to foreign countries or whereever needed.

Dr. Ellis graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. He received his master's degree in veterinarian clinical science at Michagan State. He serves on the board of directors of Veterinarians Without Borders. He has been a volunteer for Heifer International for 25 years. As well as working trips to Central America, Southeast Asia, Africa, Kentucky, he has given lectures on animal care and visited projects in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, China, Myanmar. He led study tours to Cambodia, Thailand, Honduras, Mozambique. Dr. Ellis is a volunteer consult in Farmer to Farmer program in Russia, Ethiopia, Lebanon. He was awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award in 2010.

Following his presentation, he will show a PowerPoint program at the light luncheon that the United Methodist Women provide.


Thank you Shirley Seney for the following, "You might live in Upstate New York":

If someone in the Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you might live in Upstate New York.

If your dad's suntan stops at a line surving around the middle of his forehead, you might live in Upstate New York.

If you have worn shorts and a parka on the same day, you might live in Upstate New York.

If you have had a lengthy phone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you might live in Upstate New York.

Vacation means going south past Syracuse for the weekend.

You measure distance in hours.

You know several people who have hit a deer more then once.

You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again.

You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.

You carry jumper cables in your car, and your girlfriend/wife knows how to use them.


Senior happenings

Don't forget the board of directors of the Saranac Lake Adult/Community Center will have their evening meal at 5 p.m. tonight. Cost is $5 per person. Call 891-2980 to make reservations.

The Adult/Community Center Wellness Center is open five days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is located in the newly renovated downstairs at the Adult Center. Call 891-2980 if you have questions.

Across the hall is Dan Sullivan with Adirondack Massage Therapy. Dan will be presenting National Zero Balancing Awareness Week, which is Feb. 20 to 26. On Tuesday, Feb. 22, Dan will give demonstartions at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. about Zero Balancing. Dan is one of 478 certified zero balancing practitioners in the United States. To schedule an introductory session for half price, or more information call 572-1881.

There are many activities scheduled for the Adult/Community Center. Bingo is Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1 p.m. each day. Some of these games will have special prizes. Bingo is open to the public every Monday evening at 7 p.m.

Another activity is a knitting group that has been formed and meets at 10 a.m. every Wednesday. Come and learn to knit or knit something special you are working on.

Bring a friend, or just come yourself every Thursday at 1 p.m. and enjoy a game of cards.

There are shopping trips every Tuesday with pick-up at 12:45 p.m. Call 891-2980 to be put on the list.

The Adult/Community Center is collecting the following items: greeting card fronts, canceled stamps, empty computer ink cartridges, Box Tops for schools, old eyeglasses, soda can pull tabs and old cell phones. Any of these can be left at the center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with our thanks.


Lake Clear sends its sympathy to Suzanne Peck and her family of Lake Clear with the loss of Sue's beloved mother, Grace Douglass.



Feb. 16?- Richard Umber

Feb. 17 - Bill Kelting

Feb. 19 - 2-year-old Lexie Donaldson, Mary Harvey

Feb. 20 - May Plumadore, Jacob B

Feb. 21 - Cory Pickreign

Feb. 22 - Charlotte Hall, Marlene Hare, Melinda Hadley, Norma Neese

Feb. 23 - Allen Hadley, Dorothy Colby, Blanche Santimaw

Feb. 24 - Krystal Kelting

Feb. 25 - Elsbeth Hohmeyer, Sandra Leanza, Shirley Davis, Max Martin, Adam Winderl, Maxwell Martin, Mary Hopkinson, 2-year-old Nicholas Greenia

Feb. 26 - Lori Taylor, Royal McDonnell

Feb. 27 - Lynn Nelson

Feb. 28 -?John Wamsganz


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



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