St. John in the Wilderness church will hold its Mass at 8 a.m. on Sunday and at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. Gabriels Assumption church will hold its Mass at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday and at 8:30 a.m. on 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.
There will be no card party held at St. John in the Wilderness church hall for the month of April. See everyone in May.
The Lake Clear Presbyterian Church will hold its worship service for the month of April at 9 a.m. Coffee hour will follow. All are welcome to attend and bring a friend.
Maundy Thursday will be held April 21 at the Lake Clear Presbyterian church. At 6 p.m., there will be a potluck supper with communion to follow. Please bring a dish to pass and your own place setting. All are welcome and bring a friend.
The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 26. Stop and pick up your reading material.
The Lake Clear seniors will hold their monthly luncheon at noon Tuesday, April 5 at St. John in the Wilderness church hall. Roast pork is on the menu. People are needed to bring appetizer or dessert. Please call Mary Wirsing at 891-3469 if you can help.
Charlie's Inn located at the Junction will be closed April 1 to April 19 for spring cleaning. They will reopen April 20.
Charlie's Inn will be holding a 100-year Centennial celebration of the railroad train station, which is located in front of Charlie's Inn. The dates are to be July 15, 16 and 17. If you have any information or memorabilia about the train station, please call Jill Brockway at 891-9858. The Paul Smith's College stage coach, Paul Smith's Woodmen's team and a train will be there. More events will be announced later.
Congratulations to Brittany Brockway of Lake Clear who was named to the dean's list for the fall 2010 from the University of Albany.
The annual rummage sale at the Methodist church in Saranac Lake will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday April 7 and 8 and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 9.
Please leave items to be donated at the church from 9 a.m to noon any morning. People donating are asked to put items downstairs up on the stage behind the curtain before April 5.
Items must be in good working order, clothes clean with no rips.
For more information, please call Charlotte Hall at 891-2129 or Deborah J. Donaldson at 891-4199 or the church at 891-3473. We thank everyone for your support.
St. Paul's/Assumption Town of Brighton Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Thrusday, April 7. Food and gently used clothing wll be available. The food pantry is located in town of Brighton Park. For more information, please call Barbara Marshall at 327-3297.
The class of 1956 from Saranac Lake High School will have its monthly get together at noon Friday April 29 at Nonna Fina restaurant. For more information, call Barbara Darrah at 891-1043 or Harold Jaquis at 891-0987.
On Maundy Thursday, April 21, at 5:30 p.m. the Bloomingdale Methodist Church will hold a soup and rolls meal. Following the meal there will be a worship service. All are welcome and bring a friend.
The American Legion No. 447 will hold its meeting at 7 p.m. April 5 at the Vets Club. Members are encouraged to attend.
The Albert A. Gonyea Post VFW Auxiliary #3357 will hold its meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 at the Vets' Club. Members are encouraged to attend.
The Saranac Lake High School class of 1981 is in the planning stages of a 30-year class reunion to be held Aug. 13. If you would like to help or have information about class members, please call Cara at 524-7641.
The Women of the Moose will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 at the Moose Lodge. Members are encouraged to attend.
Women of the Moose will be having a bake sale at Coakleys from 9 a.m. till everything is gone, Saturday, April 2. Come out and support the girls, as they are trying to raise money for a project.
Don't forget the Friday night dinners served at the Moose Lodge from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dine in or take out.
The following are some helpful household hints:
1. Take your bananas' stems apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.
2. Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mould.
3. Peppers with three bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with four bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.
4. Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if you want a stronger taste of garlic.
5. Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. This was on a cooking show, so it must work.
6. To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.
There will be a card party held at the Saranac Lake Adult/Community Center at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 3. Prizes and refreshments. All are welcome and bring a friend.
There is a trip to Plattsburgh from the Adult/Community Center being planned for Monday, April 4, which leaves at 9 a.m. Call 891-2980 to make reservations.
The Adult/Community Center is planning to take a busload to Hojo's fish fry on Friday, April 8. Please call 891-2980 to find out the time and make reservations.
AARP will sponsor a 55 Alive Driver Safety course at the Adult/Community Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Cost is $10 for AARP members or $12 for non-members. Those attending are asked to bring a lunch. Class size is limited. Call 891-2980 to make reservations.
Please don't forget the various activities held at the Adult/Community Center. Besides the Wellness Center, there is bingo, scrabble, knitting, card games, osteo exercise. Stop by and check out the activities.
The next board of directors' evening meal will be Wednesday, April 20. This will be our volunteer recognition dinner. Invitations are being sent out to volunteers who in turn need to call 891-2980 to confirm they plan to attend. Our volunteers are very special people whom we wish to honor once a year. They are the people who keep the Center running smoothly with all their help.
March 29 - Belated wishes to 10-year-old Grant Eckardt
March 30 -?Lisa McKenna
April 1 -?Dan Martin, Dot Charland
April 2 - 2-year-old Madison and Emilee Brockway
April 3 - Ruth Mader, Dakota Monette
April 5 - Danielle Brockway, Mary Lou Cassavaugh, Joe Fisher
April 6 - Louise Harris
April 7 - 81 years young George Schaefer
April 8 -?Sister Carol, William Cassavaugh
April 9 - Ashley Pittman, Solange Verheydt, Virginia Daniels
April 10 - 76 years young Joan Schaefer, Rosaland Deitz
April 11 - Vashti McCormick, Harlie Rascoe, Helen Rock
April 12 - Diane Kelting, Benjamin LaClair
April 1 -?22 years together for Andy and Laurie McGill, Grant and Cindy Besio
April 2 - 51 years of togetherness for Joe and Shirley Pickreign
Till next time, you can call 891-4199 with information for this column and have a nice day.