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Looking forward to Junction depot’s centennial

May 25, 2011

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

St. John in the Wilderness church will hold its card party on the third Sunday in June. Bring a friend.

The Lake Clear Presbyterian church will hold its worship service at 9 a.m. for the month of May and the first Sunday in June. Coffee hour to follow the worship service. All are welcome, and bring a friend.

The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 21. Stop by and pick up your reading material. This is a wonderful service that is provided to our communities.

Congratulations to the following graduates. Graduating from Paul Smith's College were Catherine Lyn Fuller of Paul Smiths with a degree in business management and entrepreneurial studies, Jon M. Law Jr. of Lake Clear with a degree in arboriculture and landscape management and urban tree management.

Graduating from North Country Community College were Cynthia A. Strack of Lake Clear with an AAS degree in nursing (ADNRN); Amanda L. Fitzgerald, John F. LaHart, Joan M. Law, Meghan M. Walker, all of Lake Clear, who each received a degree in certificate practical nursing. Christopher D. Snyder, who is from Allentown, Pa. but has adopted Saranac Lake as his home, got an AS degree in sports and events management. Best wishes to all the graduates.


Jim Barrows of Lake Clear is back in his home. Anyone who would like to stop or call him for a visit, please do. He would enjoy the company. He is doing much better and of course glad to be home.


Charlie's Inn at the Junction in Lake Clear will be celebrating a centennial for the railroad station on July 15, 16 and 17. The Adirondack Scenic Railroad will have a working train engine there for the viewing. Chip and Kathy Button will have their original 1914 Model T Woody "Depot Hack," available for viewing. The "Depot Hack" was used to transport people and luggage to local hotels after arriving at the train station.

Inside the depot, will be a track layout diorama of the Junction station, circa 1911. There will be running HO models of both the New York Central system and Paul Smith's Electric Railway, with original period buildings, including Charlie's Inn Hotel. Paul Smith's College will have its restored, original stagecoach with horses available for the children to take rides in. The Paul Smith's Woodsmen Team will be there showing some of their skills.

Located on its original site, the train station was for Dr. Webb's original 1891 Adirondack Railroad, which later became the New York Central. It also hosted the historic Paul Smith's Electric Railway, which transferred passengers from the Junction site to Paul's hotel 6.5 miles away.

There will be a special commemorative postage stamp available July 16 only at the Lake Clear post office. That will be the only time you will be able to purchase this commemorative postage stamp. This will add something more to the celebration.

This family-friendly event is free. There will be period music, games and food available, as well as storytellers and demonstrations by local craft people. Jill Brockway is looking for memorabilia about the station. She can be reached at 891-9858.


Congratulations to David and Kimberly Rascoe of Lake Clear on the birth of their daughter, Kylie Rose Rascoe, who was born on May 17 weighing 6 pounds, 14.2 ounces and measured 19 inches long. The rest of the story is that David and Kim went to Massena to visit friends, and Kylie decided she wanted to see them also.

Proud grandparents are Archie and Patricia Blanchard of Lake Clear.


Around town

The Women of the Moose will hold its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 at the Moose Lodge. All members are encouraged to attend.

Don't forget the Friday night dinners at the Moose Lodge. There are served from 5 to 8 p.m. Dine in or take out.

The American Legion men No. 447 will hold their meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 at the Vets' Club. All members are encouraged to attend.


The Saranac Lake High School Class of 1956 will hold its get-together at noon Friday, June 17, at Nonna Fina. The class will be holding its 55th class reunion July 29, 30 and 31, with everything being at the Elks Club. For more information, call Barbara Darrah at 891-1043 or Harold Jaquis at 891-0987.

The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-year reunion July 1, 2 and 3. The forms have been sent out to everyone. Please return them to a member of the reunion committee. For more information, call Barbara Scharmer at 891-6263 or Lena Skeels at 891-0912.

The Saranac Lake High School Class of 1981 will hold its 30-year reunion on Aug. 6. Any suggestion, or if you can help, please call Caron at 524-7641.


A card party will be held at Will Rogers in the lower lounge at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26. The van from Will Rogers will pick up people within the village limits. They will have prizes and refreshments. All are invited. As of now, they are not sure if the card parties will continue at Will Rogers or go back to the St. Armand Town Hall in Bloomingdale. Any questions, call Debbie at 891-7117.


The Tri-Lakes Cruizers, with their vintage, classic, custom cars, are now showing them off every Tuesday starting at 6 p.m. to dark at Curtis Lumber lot in Ray Brook. Suggestion: Stop at Tail O' The Pup for supper, and then head next door to see all those wonderful cars. For more information call Ben Kline at 572-6132.


St. Paul's-Assumption-Town of Brighton Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 2. It is located in the building in the Brighton Town Park. Food and gently used clothing will be available. Questions, call Barbara Marshall at 327-3297.


Following are some helpful hints:

1. When you get a splinter, reach for the Scotch tape before the tweezers or needle. Simply put the Scotch tape over the splinter, and then pull it off. Removes most splinters painlessly and easily.

2. Drop into your toilet bowl two Alka Seltzer tablets, wait 20 minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean the bowl.

3. To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets.

4. Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of water, and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.

5. To clean a Thermos bottle, fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka Seltzer tablets and let soak for an hour or longer if necessary.

6. To unclog a drain, clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz white vinegar. Wait a few minutes, and then run the hot water down the drain.

Now, folks, please believe me when I say, I do not have stock in the Alka Seltzer company.


Senior happenings

There will be a card party held at the Saranac Lake Adult Center 1 p.m. Sunday June 5.

Prizes and refreshments - come and join everyone is an afternoon of playing cards with your friends and neighbors. Bring a friend.

The next board-sponsored evening meal to be held at the Adult Center will be Wednesday, June 15. Bingo will be at 2 p.m., social hour at 4 p.m. with dinner at 5 p.m. The meal will be oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetables, a salad bar and apple pie with ice cream. Cost is $5 per person. Please call 891-2980 to make your reservations.

The Saranac Lake Adult Center has many various trips planned, just waiting for everyone to sign up for. Please call 891-2980 for more information about upcoming trips or if you have a suggestion as to where you would like to go on a trip.

Activities that are held at the Adult Center include the Wellness Center, which is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week; bingo after lunch at 1 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with bingo open to the public every Monday at 7 p.m.; 10 a.m. every Tuesday there will be Wii and shopping; 12:45 p.m. and 2 p.m. get involved with a game of Scrabble; at 10 a.m., the Wednesday knitting group will meet; at 1 p.m., the Thursday card game will be played; and at 4 p.m. there will be ball exercise.


Lake Clear sends its sympathy to Mary LeBlanc Brooks of Lake Clear with the loss of her beloved husband Anthony "Tony" L. Brooks. Tony leaves his wife Mary of Lake Clear, two stepdaughters and four grandsons all in the area.

His father Robert Sawyer resides in Saranac Lake. He will be missed by all.



May 25 - Gifford Hosler, Karen Dailey

May 26 - Michael Martin, Kelly Donaldson, Madelyn Mader, Elwin Hall, Claudia Wamsganz, Betty Gallo, Angela Cassavaugh, 2-year-old Tyler Durkee

May 27 - Ruth Whitney

May 28 - Robert Skeels, Mary Wirsing, 7-year-old Alexis Hosler

May 29- Marilyn Clement, John Duquette, 10-year-old Rylan Christy

June 1 - Jennifer B. McMinn, 10-year-old Heaton McCormick

June 3 - Ernest Hohmeyer, Sydney Donaldson, Jean Foley, Benjamin LeBlanc, Gina Norton

June 4 - 7-year-old Chantelle Myatt

June 5 - Nichole Christy, Rick Donaldson, Karen Giles



May 27 - Leigh and Marti Hadley, and John and Robin Gay celebrate their special


May 28 - 41 years of togetherness for Deacon Joe and Beryl Szwed

June 3 - Peter and Jamie Clark

June 6 - 13 years of togetherness for Reginald and Barbara Moody


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



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