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Spaghetti dinner at Lake Clear church

May 14, 2008
By Deborah J. Donaldson
St. John in the Wilderness Church will hold their Mass at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. on Sunday. At the Gabriel Assumption Church Mass will be Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. St. Pauls in Bloomingdale has an Anticipated Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend any of these worship services.

On Sunday, May 25, after the 8 a.m. Mass, there will be a May Crowning for the Blessed Mother at St. John in the Wilderness Church. There will be refreshments following the ceremony.

There will be a card party with prizes and refreshments at St. John in the Wilderness’s church hall at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 18. All are invited to attend and enjoy an afternoon with your friends and neighbors.

The Adirondack Presbyterian Church of Lake Clear and St. Regis will be holding their joint worship service for the month of May at the Lake Clear Church. Worship service starts at 10:30 a.m. with coffee hour to follow. All are invited to attend.

Please remember that starting with Sunday June 1, Lake Clear worship service will be at 8 a.m. with St. Regis worship service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee hour will follow each service.


A spaghetti supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on June 21 at the Lake Clear church hall with chef Todd Rosenbarker cooking. Chet Thurber will provide the entertainment.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27. You are encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful service coming to your community.


Come meet the new owners of Charlie’s Inn at Lake Clear Junction. As of May 2, John and Jill Brockway have reopened Charlie’s Inn. They will be closed Monday and Tuesday, and open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to closing. The menu has been upgraded with new selections and daily specials. If you are going to have a party, reception, graduation or shower party, please call 891-9858 to make reservations. There is an outside pavilion available for your use. There are rooms upstairs to rent, and a full campground with tent sites available for daily, monthly and seasonal rental. A bath and shower house with a laundromat round out your one-stop place to enjoy. Stop and meet the new owners of Charlie’s Inn.


We all wish a long, happy, well-deserved retirement to Brock and Sylvia Brockway. Kick back and enjoy your life.


The Lake Placid Institute for Arts and Humanities has announced the winners of the 2008 Great Adirondack Young People’s Poetry contest. The winning poems were selected by Roger Mitchell from more then 800 entries that were submitted from students in grades one to twelve from all over the Adirondack region. Roger Mitchell himself has authored nine books of poetry and one nonfiction book.

Winning from grade one at the Lake Clear Elementary School were: Ayla Buerkett for “What is Black,” Heaton McCormick for “What is Orange” and Mistre Newton for “My Happy Feet Swim.” All students are in Mrs. Dora’s class. In Mr. Dora’s third-grade class at Lake Clear Elementary School, student Willa Egan won for “Animals.” Congratulations to all the children who were winners.

Around town

There will be a card party held at the Bloomingdale Town Hall with prizes and refreshments starting at 7 p.m. every Thursday. For more information, please call Augie Simpson at 891-4398.


The New York State School Music Association recently held a competition at the Beekmantown School. Around 40 children from among the band and chorus members from the music department at the Saranac Lake High School were recommended to participate, and each was given an opportunity to play or sing their music for an adjudicator and were then judged as outstanding, excellent or good. High score was a 28. Two of the children that I know about are Anna Kelting, who played a trombone, and Harriet Pedersen, who played a flute; each received a 26. Congratulations to all the students who participated in this event. You are all winners.

Senior happenings

The senior celebration will be held at the Salmon River School on Saturday, May 17. Bus pickup starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration will start at 10 a.m. at the Salmon River School. Musical entertainment will be provided. Dinner is at noon. Door prizes and raffle drawings all day. Call 891-2980 to make reservations for a fun day with other seniors.

The Adult Center will sponsor a trip to the Adirondack Museum on Saturday, May 24. Bus pickup starts at 8 a.m. All are welcome to go on this fun trip. Please call 891-2980 to make reservations.

For anyone who enjoys playing bingo, play starts at 7 p.m. sharp every Monday at the Adult Center. Come and enjoy.

Just a reminder: The Adult Center bus will take anyone shopping during the week to Lake Flower Grand Union, Price Chopper, Tupper Lake, Plattsburgh or Malone. You need to call 891-2980 to make reservations for whichever outing you wish to go on.


Advice for the day: If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle, “Take two” and “Keep away from children.”


My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that’s the law.


Belated happy birthday to Patrick Duffy on May 9.

May 15 – 6-year-olds Katelyn and Madelyn Gay

May 16 – Barbara Jaquis

May 18 – Beanie Donaldson, Adrienne Barnard, 1-year-olds Emily and Andrew Gay

May 22 – 95-years-young Isabelle Amell

May 23 – Alex Donaldson, Cora Salls

May 24 – Jami Clark, Matthew Pittman, 15-year-old Conor McCormick

May 25 – Karen Dailey, Gifford Hosler

May 26 – Kelly Donaldson, Madelyn Mader, Michael Martin, Elwin Hall, Claudia Wamsganz, Angela Cassavaugh

May 27 – Ruth Whitney


May 20 – Howard and Shirley McGill

May 23 – 16 years together for Stephen and Cynthia Strack Sr.

May 27 – Leigh and Marti Hadley, John and Robin Gay


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


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