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Ecumenical Thanksgiving at St. John’s

November 12, 2008
By Deborah J. Donaldson

St. John in the Wilderness Church will hold its Mass at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Sunday. Gabriel Assumption Church will hold its Mass at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday. St. Paul's in Bloomingdale has an Anticipated Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday. All are welcome to attend any of the above.

There will be a card party at St. John in the Wilderness Church hall at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. Prizes and refreshments. All are invited to attend and enjoy a card game.


The community is invited to the annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service to be held at St. John in the Wilderness Church at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25. Following the worship service, at 6:30 p.m., there will be a potluck dinner. Turkey and ham will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass and your own place setting. An offering for the food pantry in Saranac Lake will be taken.


The Adirondack Presbyterian Church will hold their joint worship service at the Lake Clear church for the month of November. Worship starts at 10:45 a.m. with coffee hour to follow. All are invited to attend.

The Adirondack Presbyterian Church at Lake Clear will be holding a benefit organ concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. Carl E. Hackert, who is a graducate of Crane School of Music in Potsdam, will preform. The organ at the Lake Clear church was installed by Mr. Hackert 20 years ago. The concert is given in memory of Mr. Hackert's friend Timothy M. Klasnick, who served as student minister from July 1988 to May l991 with the Adirondack Presbyterian Church. Admission: adults, $10; family, $25; children under 12, $5 For more information, call 891-5638.

Don't forget, the Rev. Richard Speer, minister of the Adirondack Presbyterian Church, will hold his last group gathering about world religions on Nov. 25 starting at 7 p.m. This will be about Chinese and Japanese religions. Coffee and dessert will be provided. There is no charge for this and it is open to anyone.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot the second week in December, I assume.


A special thank you to everyone who attended the costume party held at Charlie's Inn the first part of November. The new owners of Charlie's appreciate your patronage. A good time was had by all!


Around 30 of the Lake Clear seniors went to Charlie's Inn at the end October for a delicious meal prepared by the new owners. Wayne W. Tucker, from Schenectady, gave a very interesting talk about "old" postcards he has collected over the years.

Two days later, around 30 Lake Clear seniors went by bus to the Red Tavern Inn at Daune for a delicious steak dinner. This was a benefit for the Franklin County seniors.


I hope everyone read the Wednesday, Nov. 5 Plattsburgh Press Republican, which had a wonderful article about Lake Clear's own George Carley. George tells all about his life in Lake Clear, plus some of his experience during WW II.


Hohmeyer's Lodge on Lake Clear is having some healthy cooking fun and still keeping within the budget. On Sunday, Nov. 16, the Adirondack cooking school holiday meal will be about Spatnel, Marzipan and Dumplings. Call 891-1489 to make reservations for this fun cooking class.

Around town

Every Thursday at the Bloomingdale Town Hall there is a card party starting at 7 p.m. Prizes and refreshments. Call Augie Simpson at 891-4398 for more information.

The Knights of Columbus of St. Paul's in Bloomingdale will sponsor a turkey dinner held on Sunday, Nov. 16 starting at 4 p.m. All are invited to attend.

St. Luke's Ladies Guild will sponsor their Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Parish Hall on Main Street in Saranac Lake. There will be handmade knit items, hand-crafted wooden toys, baked goods, many gifts, a raffle and a silent auction. Plan to stop by and do some Christmas shopping.

Franklin County Public Health will sponsor the annual Flu Shot Clinic at North Country Community College Friday, Nov. 14. If you are in need of transportation, the Saranac Lake shuttle bus will take you there. Call 891-2980 for a ride.

Members of the Methodist Church in Saranac Lake would like to thank everyone who helped, came and ate to make the turkey supper such a great success. We could not have done it without your help.

Senior happenings

The Saranac Lake Adult Center will sponsor a Holiday Food/Craft Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Adult Center. There will be vendors of all kinds, home-baked goods, white elephant table, raffles, etc. Light lunch available. Any interested vendors may call Pat Thompson at 89l-7480 or 891-2980. Come one and all to do your Christmas shopping.

The Adult Center bus will be going to Malone for a shopping trip Saturday, Nov. 22, leaving at 9 a.m. Please call 891-2980 to make reservations.

Easy cheesy chicken bake

1 package Stovetop stuffing mix (chicken flavor or what ever you like)

1 1/2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 bag (l4 oz,) frozen broccoli florets, thawed, drained

1 can cream of chicken soup

1/2 cup milk

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (or whatever flavor you like)

1. Preheat oven to 400. Prepare stuffing mix, set aside.

2. Mix chicken and broccoli in 13x9 baking dish. Stir in soup, milk and cheese. Top with prepared stuffing.

3. Bake 30 minutes or until heated through.

Makes 6 servings, about 1 1/3 cups each.

Sounds good.

Thank you, John Pedroni.


Nov. 13 Connor McMinn

Nov. 15 Brian Durkee

Nov. 16 8-year-old Dawson Hough

Nov. 17 Marguerite Reyome

Nov. 19 Perry McDonnell, Dick May

Nov. 20 Kim Fitzgerald, Thomas Lintner, Lloyd LaBrake

Nov. 21 Clarence Brockway, Robert Brockway

Nov. 22 Betty Schmidt

Nov. 23 l-year-old Rachel Kelting

Nov. 25 Nick Donaldon, who will always be 4 days younger than me!


Nov. 16 51 years together for Carlton & Theola LaMoy

Nov. 18 36 years together for Jack & Kim Fitzgerald

Nov. 21 37 years for Donald & Dorothy Durkee; 60 years together for Ernest & Betty Schmidt

Nov. 24 43 years together for Glenn & Betsy Pond


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



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