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Pancakes for supper on Fat Tuesday

February 18, 2009
By Deborah J. Donaldson

The Adirondack Presbyterian Church, of Lake Clear and St. Regis, will hold their worship service for the month of Febuary and March 1 at the Lake Clear church. Worship service starts at 10:45 a.m. with coffee hour to follow. All are invited to attend.

There will be a Fat Tuesday pancake supper held at the Lake Clear Presbyterian church hall from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. Cost will be $7 for adults, $5 for children, under 8 years old free. All are welcome to attend. Tickets at the door.

St. John in the Wilderness church will hold their Mass Thursday at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. At the Gabriels 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 at 4 p.m. on Saturday. All are welcome to attend any of these services.

To be held at St. John in the Wilderness church hall starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 24 will be their last party before Lent, called Mardi Gras. There will be games, food and more fun for everyone. Come and stay until you get tired!

Note: You can go to the Lake Clear Presbyterian church and have pancake supper before 7 p.m. and then zip around the corner to St. John in the Wilderness church hall for Mardi Gras and some fun. Enjoy your evening.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 3. Lots of good reading material will be available for you to choose from.


Fifteen of the Lake Clear seniors went to the St. Regis Cafe on Feb. 4 to enjoy a delicious evening meal on the Paul Smith's campus put on by the students. Unfortunately, it was extremely cold that night, so walking was difficult for those that went. But the meal was worth it, so I was told.


The following students have been named to the dean's list for the fall 2008 semester at SUNY Plattsburgh: Jason Arnold of Lake Clear, Laura Duncan of Lake Clear, NIcholas Brindisi of Saranac Lake.

Named to the dean's list at SUNY Oswego for the fall semester was Brian Stinson of Saranac Lake. Brian is a senior at Oswego and is majoring in elementary education.

Congratulations to the above students and to all the other students from this area who were named to the dean's list.


Join your friends and neighbors at the Saranac Lake Civic Center Sunday, March 1 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for an evening of ice skating which will benefit London Ruty Call. London was born blind. She suffers from diabetes insipidus, which means her kidneys do not conserve water as they function to filter her blood. London has been accepted by Dr. Kara Zhang from China for treatment, which is very expensive. Your donations will be greatly appreciated as you enjoy an evening of ice skating at the Saranac Lake Civic Center. For more information or to send a donation, please call Michelle Martin at the Lake Clear General Store phone number: 891-2047. Remember, this is a child a little over one year old who has never seen her family and friends. Your donations are appreciated.


Around town

The Tri-Lakes Amateur Radio Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the community room at the Overlook Apartments in Bloomingdale. Anyone interested in becoming a ham radio operator or who already is a ham operator is invited to attend. For more information, please call John Duquette at 891-8180.


Senior happenings

There is a shopping trip planned to Malone, sponsored by the Adult Center, for Saturday, Feb. 21. The bus leaves between 9 and 10 a.m. You need to call 891-2980 to make reservations for the bus.

The Adult Center seniors, etc., will be taking their bus to the St. Regis Cafe, located on the Paul Smith's campus, on Friday, Feb. 27. The bus leaves at 5:30 p.m. Please call 891-2980 to make your reservations for this fun trip.

The next card party to be held at the Adult Center will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 1. Prizes and refreshments.

Tax assistance will be held at the Adult Center every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sue Rice and a trained volunteer are available to help with your taxes. No charge. You must call 891-2980 to make an appointment.

The board of directors of the Adult Center will sponsor a spaghetti dinner on Wednesday, March 18. Bingo starts at 2 p.m. Wine and cheese will be at 4 p.m. with the dinner at 5 p.m., followed by a "Make Your Own Sundae" dessert. Cost is $3 per person. The winner of the photo contest will be announced that night. Come and join everyone for a fun-filled evening.


We extend our sympathy to the family of Max W. Herrington with his passing. Max and his lovely wife Auretta (who passed away in 2000) have 3 children who all reside out of the area with their families. Max's niece Joan Sleinkofer resides in Rainbow Lake.

Lake Clear would like to extend their sympathy to H. Peter Donnelly with the loss of his beloved wife Karen A. Hurst Donnelly. Their daughter Cathy and her family reside in Mooers. Karen will definitely be missed by her family, friends and the community as she was involved with many organizations locally.

Lake Clear sends our sympathy to the family of June L. Siewertsen with her passing. June previously resided in Lake Clear, but more recently at the Overlook Apartments in Bloomingdale. She leaves children: Guy Schweizer and wife Sally of Lake Clear, Harry Schweizer of Saranac Lake, Carey Sayles and husband Richard of Lake Clear, Dale Schweizer and friend Vincent of Yorktown Heights, Jan O'Hara of Saranac Lake, and their families. June will be greatly missed by all.


"Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called everybody, and they meet at the bar."

"The problem with the designated driver program? It's not a desirable job, but if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At the end of the night, drop them off at the wrong house."

Thank you, John Duquette.



Feb. 20 9-year-old Jacob Boyer

Feb. 21 Cory Pickreign

Feb. 22 Charlotte Hall, Melinda Hadley, Marlene Hare, Norma Neese

Feb. 23 Allan Hadley, Dorothy ColLy

Feb. 24 Krystal Kelting

Feb. 25 Elsbeth Hohmeyer, Sandra Leanza, Shirley Davis, Max Martin, Adam Winderl, Maxwell Martin, Mary Hopkinson

Feb. 26 Lori Taylor, Clarence Cook, 10-year-old Royal McDonnell

Feb. 27 Lynn Nelson

Feb. 28 John Wamsganz, Rita Gosselin

March 1 Ernest Hohmeyer Jr.

March 2 Karen Goyette, 12-year-old Charlie Segard, Dennis Hadley


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



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