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76 boats turn out for canoe and kayak race

May 27, 2009
By Deborah J. Donaldson

St. John in the Wilderness Church will hold its Mass at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and at 8 a.m. Sunday. Gabriels 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 invited to attend any of the above.

The May Crowning of the Blessed Mother will be part of the 8 a.m. Mass on Sunday at St. John in the Wilderness Church.

There will be a card party held at St. John in the Wilderness Church hall on the third Sunday in June. All are welcome to attend.

The Adirondack Presbyterian Church will be holding its joint worship service at the Lake Clear Church for the month of June. Worship service starts at 10:45 a.m. with coffee hour to follow. All are welcome to attend and encouraged to bring a friend.

There will be a ham dinner held at the Lake Clear Presbyterian Church hall from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 13. The menu will be: ham, mashed potatoes, carrots, cole slaw, rolls, dessert and beverage. Music for the evening will be donated by Chet Thurber. Dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 10 and free for children under 5. Take-out will be available. Pay at the door. Call 891-5638 for take-out or more information.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 23. Stop by and pick up your reading material.


The 'Round The Mountain Canoe & Kayak race was held recently with a total of 76 boats, all of which managed to brave lousy weather. The race, which is about 10.5 miles, started at Ampersand Bay Resort on Lower Saranac Lake and ended at Riverside Park in Saranac Lake. First place in the C-2 Stock mixed over 50 class were: Charles and Diana Billingsley of Lake Clear. Brian McDonnell of Mac's Canoe & Livery in Lake Clear was race director.


With all the recent business closings, isn't it wonderful that in Lake Clear we have a new business? Kelly Lindsay has opened Back Yard BBQ at the Junction of routes 30 and 186. She has the cutest small trailer set up with more food in it than you can imagine. Kelly said she purchased the trailer on eBay from a mother and daughter who were retiring from the business. At the Back Yard BBQ she has hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, bloom'n onions, hot soup, a vegetarian menu, soda, coffee and breakfast items including eggs, bacon, yogurt, bagel, etc. Take out is available if you do not wish to sit at the picnic tables there. She will have daily lunch specials, including vegetarian items. Kelly will be open seven days a week 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by and welcome Kelly to the neighborhood and wish her well.


If you missed the opening of Donnelly's, "Home of the Two-Tone Cone," over Memorial weekend, don't despair. Donnelly's will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. until the last full week in June. After that, it will be open all week. It's been a long winter without a soft ice cream cone. Take a ride that's worth it to the corner of routes 86 and 186, and enjoy!


Sgt. Curt LaDue and his family are here in Lake Clear visiting his parents, Peter and Stephanie Segard of Lake Clear. Curt is stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii and is on his third tour in Iraq. He has five months to go when he returns to Iraq to Camp Speicher. His wife Meghan did a tour in Afghanistan from August 2003 to April 2004, before coming home and having their daughter Chasidy in June 2005. Meghan went back to Afghanistan again from March to July 2006. Their son Michael was born in November 2008. Curt has two other children: 10-year-old Kamrun and 9-year-old Logan. As you can imagine, they all miss their father when he is away. Stay safe, Curt, and come home to your family. We all appreciate what you are doing.


North Country Community College held its graduation recently with the following: Hillary Barnard of Paul Smiths, honors Phi Theta Kappa, award in humanities, degree in AA Liberal Arts and Science, Hun and Soc science; Lindsey Brockway of Lake Clear - Cert-practical Nursing; Matthew Pittman of Lake Clear - AS Liberal Arts & Science Math & Science; Levi Santagate of Paul Smiths - AS Wilderness Recreation Leadership; Lynn Zellar-Nelson - AAS Nursing (ADN/RN).


Brian Stinson graduated from SUNY Oswego with a bachelor of science in childhood education with a concentration in mathematics. Rachel Hannon graduated magna cum laude from Utica College with a degree in psychology/child life. Brittany Clark, of Lake Clear, graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Brockport with a bachelor of science in art with an art history minor. These are just a few students to be proud of. We wish the best to everyone.


Joe Pickreign of Lake Clear was presented with a certificate for outstanding contribution toward helping the senior citizens for 2009. Shirley Pickreign of Lake Clear was presented with a certificate for New York State senior citizen of the year. Congratulations to you both. Well deserved!


Around town

The VFW Auxiliary #3357 will hold its mostly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 at the Vets Club. All members are encouraged to attend.

Starting at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the parking lot next to Pizza Hut, there will be an Vintage, Classic and Custom car show. Stop and check out the antique cars and talk to the owners. For more information, call Ben Kline at 572-6132.

The Tri-Lakes Amateur Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 in the Community Room at Overlook Apartments in Bloomingdale. Any interested ham radio operator is invited to the meeting. For more information, call John Duquette at 891-8180.

Card parties are held at the Bloomingdale Town Hall every Thursday at 7 p.m. Prizes and refreshments. All are invited to attend. Call Augie Simpson at 891-4398 for more information.


Senior happenings

A card party will be held at the Adult Center p.m. Sunday June 7. Prizes and refreshments. All are invited to attend.

The Adult Center bus will be going to the Casino on Saturday, June 6. The bus leaves at 9 a.m. Call 891-2980 to make reservations.

There will be an evening meal at the Adult Center on Wednesday June 17, starting with bingo at 2 p.m., wine and cheese at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. Please call 891-2980 to make your reservations before June 12. A head count is needed.

On Friday June 12, during the day, the Adult Center volunteers will be sitting at various locations around Saranac Lake collecting funds for Meals On Wheels. Meals are prepared at the Adult Center and transported to shut-in people around Saranac Lake area. A well-balanced, nutritious meal is provided. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

We send our sympathy to the family of Elizabeth E. Jennings with her passing. Her daughter Victoria Arnold, her husband Bruce Arnold and their two children reside in Lake Clear.

Our world has lost one of its brightest stars with the passing of Betty A. Myatt. Betty and her husband Howard raised their children, Howard, Jr., Bonnie and Shannon plus grandchildren in McColloms. Howard passed away in 2006. Betty always had a smile, plus a cheerful word for anyone she spoke to. A quick hug always rid you of your problems. Betty will be missed by all.



Belated happy birthday to Jim Sayles on May 23

May 27- Ruth Whitney

May 28- Mary Wirsing, Robert Skeets, 5-year-old Alexis Hosler

May 29 - Marilyn Clement, John Duquette

June 1 - 8-year old Heaton McCormick, Jennifer McMinn

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

June 4- 5-year-old Chantelle Myatt

June 5- Rick Donaldson, Karyn Giles

June 7 - Laurie McGill

June 8 - 19-year-old Brittany Riley, Michael Patnode

June 9 - Grace McDonnell, 19-year-old Kierrina Hough, Tim Smith



May 27- John and Robin Gay and Leigh and Marti Hadley

June 3 - Peter and Jami Clark

June 6- 11 years of togetherness for Reginald and Barbara Moody


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



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