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Organist to perform at Presbyterian church

August 19, 2009

The Adirondack Presbyterian churches of Lake Clear and St. Regis will hold their worship services for the month of August at the Lake Clear church. Worship service will start at 10:45 a.m. with coffee hour to follow. All are welcome to attend and bring a friend.

There will be a benefit organ concert held at the Adirondack Presbyterian church in Lake Clear starting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday Aug. 23 by Mr. Bill Hubert. Mr Hubert is a graducate of Syracuse University, where he studied the organ and is the organist at the Round Lake Auditorium where he plays the largest and oldest organ in the United States. He is also one of the organist at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady playing "Goldie," the famous Wurlitzer organ. Mr Hubert is associated with the First Presbyterian church in Glens Falls and is president of the board of the Sembrich in Bolton Landing. His most recent performance was Aug. 13 at the Chapel on Silver Bay in Lake George.

For his concert at the Lake Clear church, Mr Hubert will be playing familiar music from classical to popular on the church's Allen organ. Admission to the concert will be $10 per person.

St. John in the Wilderness church will hold their Mass for the rest of August at 8 a.m. on Sundays at the Fish Creek Campgrounds. In case of rain, Mass will be held back at St. John at 8:15 a.m. Every Thursday there is a Mass at St. John. Gabriels Assumption church will hold their Mass at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. St. Pauls in Bloomingdale has a 4 p.m. Anticipated Mass on Saturday. All are welcome to attend any of these services and bring a friend.

Remember the drawing for the following prizes will be held at the final Mass at the Fish Creek Campgrounds on August 30. The prizes are in no particular order: 10-foot kayak; double Adirondack chair (the last one made and donated from Camp Gabriels); homemade cedar chest with pine cones painted on it; handmade Adirondack-theme afghan; handmade quilted Adirondack theme table runner; and a $50 Mobil gas card donated by Hyde Fuel. You can purchase tickets from Sister Carol at St. John until Aug. 30 for one for $1 or six for $5. Call 891-2286. Sister Carol will be sitting in front of Kinnneys Drug Store on Saturday, Aug. 29, starting at 11 a.m. selling tickets for the annual raffle for St. John. Stop and see her and pick up your tickets.

There will be a card party held at St. John in the Wilderness church hall at 1 p.m. on the third Sunday in September.

The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. Stop and pick up your reading material.


The Lake Clear seniors will hold their annual picnic at the VIC center this month. As of now I do not have the date. Please call Mary Wirsing at 891-3469 to check on the date in case she does not call you.

Congratulations to Andrew Dawson, who was named to the spring 2009 dean's list at LeMoyne College in Syracuse. A student must have a GPA above 3.5 to be on the dean's list. He is majoring in information systems and applied management analysis. Andrew is the son of Guy and Kim Dawson of Lake Clear.

Congratulations to Robert Michael Lyon, who was named to the president's list for the spring 2009 semester at SUNY Potsdam. His major is archaeological studies. Robert is the son of Rick Lyon of Lake Clear.

Congratulations to Gregory Hill of Lake Clear who has been appointed interim executive director of the Adirondack North Country Association. Your mother would be so proud of you!


On July 4, William and Sue Hoffnagle of Lake Clear became the proud grandparents of Ashton Christopher Hoffnagle. Ashton resides in West Chazy with his parents, Bill and Christina Hoffnagle. He is the grandson of Marc and Cathy Staves of Tupper Lake.

Held at the Brighton Town Garage for people with a real need is the St Pauls/Assumption Town of Brighton Food Pantry. It will be open 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20. Along with the food there will be available some clothing in good condition. In September, the food pantry will be open the first and third Thursday. For more information, please call Barbara Marshall at 327-3297.


Around town

The Bloomingdale United Methodist church will hold a Gospel Hymn sing at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23. Virginia Gilmore will be accompanying everyone who attends. There will be refreshments following the hymn sing. Everyone is welcome, and bring a friend.


There will be a card party held at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the St Armand Town Hall in Bloomingdale. Prizes and refreshments. Call Augie Simpson at 891-4398 for more information.


The class of 1956 will be holding their monthly get together on Friday, Aug. 28 at a restaurant of their choice. Call Barbara Darrah at 891-1043 or Harold Jaquis at 891-0987 for time and place.


The classic, vintage, antique car show is held every Tuesday starting at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot next to Pizza Hut. Stop and enjoy talking to the owners of these classic cars. For more information, call Ben Kline at 572-6132.


Charlie's Inn at the Junction in Lake Clear will have Steve Borst there for your listening or dancing pleasure starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. If you are a Steve Borst fan, here's your chance to hear him play and sing.


Senior happenings

Curves for Women in Saranac Lake is offering special gym hours FREE to all area senior women. This will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday only. Please call ahead and talk to Heather at 891-7698 if you plan to take advantage of this great opportunity to better your health. It's worth your while to try this out.


A special thank you to everyone who made the yard sale held recently at the Adult Center such a success. We would like to thank everyone who donated, everyone who helped and especially everyone who came to purchase something. It was all greatly appreciated.


The Adult Center bus will be taking people for a shopping trip to Malone Saturday, Aug. 22. The bus leaves at 10 a.m. Call 891-2980 to make reservations for a fun trip.


The bus from the Adult Center will be going to Hojo's for the shrimp fest on Wednesday, Aug. 26. The bus leaves at 5 p.m. Call 891-2980 to make your reservations for a evening meal out.


The birthday lunch at the Adult Center will be held at noon on Aug. 28. Bingo will follow at 1 p.m. If your birthday is in August, you have been invited. Call 891-2980 to make your reservations for this meal.


Sympathy is sent to the family of Henry Wit, former resident of Lake Clear. Hank and his first wife Deborah J. Donaldson raised their two children, Eva Stinson and Joel A. Wit in Lake Clear. Eva Stinson and her husband Jim of Saranac Lake and Joel A. Wit of Lake Clear along with Brian and Jessica Stinson survive him. After 1980 Hank and his second wife moved to Florida.



Aug 19- Sarah LaClair, Robert Metz

Aug 21- Joey Monaco, Sylvia Watson

Aug 22- Carla Ellis, Stormy Ero, Kay Shene

Aug 23- Mace Moody,II, Faith Hare

Aug 26- Clarrice Shore

Aug 27- Barbara Moody, John Steen

Aug 31- Sharon Hosler, 15- year-old Ken Holmes



Aug 16- belated to John & Mary Wirsing

Aug 25- 20 years for Peter & Stephanie Segard

Aug 25- 58 years together for Donald & Cynthia Oliver

Aug 26- Jon and Joan Law

Aug 28- 61 years together for Gould & Ruth Hoyt

Aug 29- 56 years for Lynn and Ruth Whitney

Aug 30- 3 years Bill and Cindy Jost


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



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