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Train station celebrates centennial

July 20, 2011
By DEBORAH DONALDSON , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Hohmeyer's Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat Center has a discussion and dinner series scheduled for every Friday at 7 p.m. until October.

The first half-hour is free. If you choose to stay for dinner, it is $25. On July 22, Dave Patricki Adirondack Biodiversity will speak. On July 29, the Regional Lake Association will meet. Please call 891-1489 to make reservations.


The Lake Clear Presbyterian church is having a "Come and Explore the Bible" study group which meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday through August. Ed Wilkins will moderate the study group. Light refreshments will follow.


Don't forget St. John in the Wilderness church annual raffle with all those wonderful prizes. Tickets are one for $2 or $5 for three. Check with any parishioner or Sister Carol at 891-2286.


There will be an interment service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 26 for Jeanne Fisher. This will be held at the Church of Ascension at Saranac Inn. Jeanne's favorite performer, Roy Hurd, will sing some songs for her.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. Stop and pick up your favorite reading material.


For all you Whompers fans, the group will be playing from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at Erin's Isle in Brushton Falls.

Then at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 24 in the park at the four corners, opposite the Crossroads in Moira, they will be playing as part of the Moira Historical Society's heritage concert series. Michael Martin of Lake Clear is one of the members of this group.


Members of the communities of Lake Clear, Bloomingdale, Paul Smiths and Gabriels are invited to

the Methodist Church in Saranac Lake, which will be the site of the United Methodist women's yard sale, held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.

If you have items to donate, please leave them at the church between 9 a.m. to noon any morning before Monday, Aug. 1. All items should be put downstairs behind the curtain. All items must be in good working order. No clothing will be accepted. For more information, call Charlotte Hall at 891-2129 or Deborah J. Donaldson at 891-4199.


Lake Clear had some big doings this past weekend. The train stations located opposite Charlie's Inn celebrated 100 years of being in that location. John and Jill Brockway and Wayne and Betty Tucker would like to thank the following people for all their help in making this celebration such a success: Paul Smith's College; Dr. John W. Mills; president; Richard Nelson, provost; Dean Phil Taylor and Jim Miller; Sue Sweeney, H.R.; Brian McDonnell, V.I.C.; Brian McAlliuster, V.I.C.; Culinery Alec Abt and Debbie Misick; Bob Brhel, stagecoach; Brett McCloud, Woodsmen; Library Neil Surprenant and Mike Beccaria; model train display: Amherst Depot, Peter Briscoe, Rachel Brown, Bob and Sandy Callahan; Pudge Conwas, Gulf Coast Hobby Shop, Gary, Agnes and Audrey Holmes, H & R Trains, Jerry's Hobby Jct, Don and Chiprley Mecklenburg, Joel Monaco, Gary Nordmann, Jordan Tucker; Historical Facts/Photos display: Joan Allen, Clarence and Sylvia Brockway, Joe and Mike Carley, John and Clarie Duquette, Historical Saranac Lake, Gary J. Holmes, Michael Kudish, Bill and Sally Richards, Marilyn Riotto, Mary Ellen Salls, Six Nation Indian Museum, Pat and Tom Willis; real train display: Adk Scenic R.R. Don Chaudruc, Pete Snyder, Babara Tiersma; media: Deborah J. Donaldson, Wendy LeBlanc, Sylvie Nelson, Wayne W. Tucker II. Depot restoration: John Brockway, Bonnie Burcaw, Joe Cavalo, Brian Derkee, John Quinn, Betty and Wayne Tucker; food/drink: Janice Brown, Charlie's Inn, Empire Liquors, Renzi Foods, Saranac Brewing Co.; Special Services: Adirondack Carousel, Robin Boyer; stagecoach storage, Bonnie Burcaw; Line dancing, Chip/Kathy Button; Depot Hack, Nancy Douglas; Lake Clear Postmaster Cecilia Martin, B. Smith and R. LeBlanc, Woodcarving.

Again thank you to everyone who made this 100-year celebration such a success.



There will be a yard sale/open house at the Overlook Apartments in Bloomingdale Saturday, July 23. The open house will be 9 a.m. to noon. The yard sale will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In case of rain, the sale will move to the community room. For more information, call 891-2194 for information.


The Bloomingdale card players will travel to Saranac Village at Will Rogers at 7 p.m. every Thursday to meet in the lower lounge for their card party. There is a $1 donation to play cards and refreshments will be available. For van pick-up around the village, call Debbie at 891-7117.


Paul Smiths

The Brighton senior group will meet the first Tuesday of August at 12:30 p.m. Call Pat Willis at 327-3433 for the place.


Most of you know Gould, Ruth and Ed Hoyt of the Keese Mills Road. They have all hit a bump in the road. Ruth is now in Uihlein in Room 301 for a while. She would enjoy seeing some of her friends or hearing via the mail from someone. Gould will be having surgery on the 25th. Cards would be great sent to him. Ed could use some words on how to keep his back from hurting.


The St. Paul/Assumption Town of Brighton Food Pantry will be open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday July 21. Available will be food and gently used clothing. Questions, call Barbara Marshall at 327-3297.



July 20 - Bill Donaldson

July 21 - Brent Freeburg

July 23 - Jessica McCormick

July 24 - Emmalee Kelting

July 25 - Lena Skeels, Virginia Santy

July 26 - Jay Law

July 28 - 90 years young Frances Dickie

July 29 - Ann Lemere, Shirley Allen, Steve Pridell

July 31 -?Cathy Hohmeyer, Gould Hoyt, 5 years old Logan Hosler

Aug. 1 - My son, Joel A. Wit, Alvin Fuller

Aug. 2 - George Donaldson IV, Ruth Hoyt



July 25 - Shane and Erin Kilroy

July 27?- David and Karen Pittman, Sr.

July 28 - 27 years together for my favorite son-in-law and my daughter, Jim and Eva Stinson

July 29 - 5 years of togetherness for Steven and Elizabeth Guglielmi


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



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