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Card parties abound through June

May 28, 2008
By Deborah J. Donaldson
The Adirondack Presbyterian Church of Lake Clear and St. Regis will hold worship services at each church starting June 1. Worship services will be at 8 a.m. at the Lake Clear Church and at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Regis Church. This will be for the month of June. Coffee hour to follow each service. All are invited to attend.


There will be a benefit Spaghetti Supper for the Adirondack Presbyterian church held at the Lake Clear church hall from 5 to 7 p.m. June 21. The dinner will include: spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. The Trading Post will provide their delicious Italian sausage. The price is $10 for adults, $7 for children and under 5 years free. Pay at the door. Music will be donated by Chet Thurber.


St. John in the Wilderness Church will hold their Mass at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Sunday. Gabriel Assumption church will hold Mass at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday. St. Pauls in Bloomingdale has an Anticipated Mass at 4 p.m. on Saturday. All are invited to attend any of these services.


There will be a card party held at St. John in the Wilderness church hall at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 15. Prizes and refreshments. Come and enjoy.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 24. All are welcome to stop and pick up some good reading material.


Reminder: Donnelly’s “Home of the Original Two-Tone Cone” opened for the weekends starting Memorial Day weekend. They will be open weekends until the middle of June, then open all week. It is worth the wait and worth the drive.


Congratulations to the following Lake Clear residents who recently graduated from North Country Community College: Ira Weinber, with an AAS Nursing (ADN/RN) degree; Zacherie E. Wrye, with an AS degree in Business Administration; Jessica L. McCormick, with a degree in Cert. Practical Nursing; Robyn E. Dykeman, with a degree in Cert. Practical Nursing. Congratulations to all the graduates.

Congratulations to David James Pittman, of Lake Clear, who recently graduated from Paul Smith’s College with a degree in Culinary Arts and Service Management. He is the son of David and Karen Pittman of Lake Clear.

Congratulations to my granddaughter Jessica L. Stinson who graduated from SUNY Canton with an AS degree in Business Administration. She is the daughter of James and Eva Stinson of Saranac Lake.


The ’Round the Mountain boat race was held on Saturday, May 17. The race starts at Ampersand Bay Resort and ends near the Lake Flower boat launch site. The event is organized by Adirondack Watershed Alliance of Lake Clear. Paddlers compete in different classes according to age, gender and boat. There were 80 boats and around 130 paddlers who competed this year. This is the first of five canoe and kayak races where everyone who competes receives points. In the tandem canoe over-50 class, Charles Billingsley and Diane McIsaac came in first place. In the touring kayak over-50 class, Steve Buzzell competed, and in the 4-person canoe class, Grace and Amelia McDonnell, Celia Evans and Elsa Coomer competed. All of the above are from Lake Clear. Congratulations to all the winners.

Around town

The VFW Auxiliary #3357 will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 10 at the Vets Club. All members are encouraged to attend.

There will be a card party at the Bloomingdale Town Hall at 7 p.m. every Thursday. For more information, call Augie Simpson at 891-4398.


Okay, Francis (Frank) Martin, you said you hadn’t seen your name in the paper recently, so here it is. Hope you got to your coffee hour meet at an hour early.

Senior happenings

There will be a card party held at the Adult Center starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 1. Prizes and refreshments. Come and enjoy.

The Gamblers Express trip sponsored by the Adult Center will leave at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 7. For more information and to make reservations, call 891-2980. Have fun!


A reminder that Franklin County is holding their Bicentennial Celebration in Malone all day Saturday, June 14. There will be a parade along with exhibits at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.


Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I’m halfway through my fish burger and I realize, oh my goodness, I could be eating a slow learner.

I think I know how Chicago got started. Bunch of people in New York said “Gee, I’m enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn’t cold enough. Let’s go west.” Thank you, John Duquette.


Bob and I, plus the community of Lake Clear, wish to extend our sympathy to Valeita Allen and her family with the loss of her beloved husband Clifford “Butch” Allen Jr. Butch is survived by his wife Valeita Allen of Lake Clear; sons: Clifford B. Allen of Saranac Lake and Kelly Allen of Bloomingdale; two daughters: Heather Desmonie and Rebecca Allen of Nassau; six grandchildren; and sister Elizabeth Wells of Saranac Lake.

Butch was an awesome man. Having worked for Bob Donaldson, he was a wonderful worker, especially with the backhoe; there was nothing he couldn’t do with that machine. He loved to be outdoors, hunting and fishing. Butch will be greatly missed by his family and his many, many friends.


May 28 – Robert Skeels, Mary Wirsing, 4-year-old Alexis Hosler

May 29 – Marilyn Clement, John Duquette

June 3 – Ernest Hohmeyer, Jean Foley, Sydney Donaldson, Ben LeBlanc

June 4 – 8-year-old Chantelle Myatt

June 5 – Rick Donaldson, Karyn Giles

June 7 – Lautie McGill

June 8 – Michael Patnode

June 9 – Grace McDonnell, Kierrina Hough, Tim Smith


June 3 – Peter and Jami Clark

June 6 – 10 years together for Reginald and Barbara Moody


You are over the hill when your knees buckle and your belt won’t.

You are over the hill when you stop to think and sometimes forget to start again.

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


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