St. John in the Wilderness church will hold its Mass at 8 a.m. on Sunday and at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Gabriels Assumption will hold its Mass at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. St. Paul's in Bloomingdale has an Anticipated Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday. All are welcome to attend any of the above Masses.
For all you pinochle card players, there will be a card party held at St. John in the Wilderness church hall at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. There will be prizes and refreshments. All are welcome.
Advance notice: There will be a ham dinner held at St. John in the Wilderness church hall in February. Stay tuned for the date and time.
The Lake Clear Presbyterian church for the last two Sundays in January will hold their worship service at 10:45 a.m. Starting with Sunday, Feb. 6 the worship service will be at 9 a.m. Coffee hour will follow. All are invited to attend and bring a friend.
The Adirondack Presbyterian church will hold its annual meeting at the Lake Clear church following the worship service on Sunday, Jan. 30. The congregation is encouraged to attend.
The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1. Now that the weather has turned colder, it's great to be able to stay inside to read. Stop by the bookmobile to use this free service that is provided to us.
Received a call from Francis Dumont to tell me that he and Christmas (his cat) have moved into their new home alongside the house where they previously lived. I am sure they both are excited about the move and enjoying their new surroundings.
Charlie's Inn at the Junction in Lake Clear will host Steve Borst on Friday, Jan. 21 and Jan. 28. Steve will start at 6:30 p.m. each night. Stop by for a delicious meal and some dancing.
More advance notice: On Feb. 26, Charlie's Inn will be sponsoring the Tri-Lakes Poker Run. This year it will benefit Life Flight. Stay tuned for more infomation and times.
Hohmeyer's Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat located in Lake Clear has something a little different for the public - lantern-lit sleigh rides, either accompanied by a dinner or without a dinner. Call 891-1489 to make reservations for a fun-filled evening.
The Airport Cafe, located in the Lake Clear airport terminal, is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for your dining pleasure. Daily lunch specials will be available.
The Tri-Lakes Snowmobilers Inc. will hold its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 at the Shamrock. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Brian Durkee.
The Class of 1956 from Saranac Lake High School will have a get-together at noon Friday, Feb. 18 at McKenzie's Grille. For more information, call Barbara Darrah at 891-1043 or Harold Jaquis at 891-0987.
St. Paul's/Assumption Town of Brighton Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the new location in the Brighton Town Park, a beautiful new building thanks to Paul Smith's College and countless residents of this area. There will be food and gently used items available. For more information call Barbara Marshall at 327-3297.
There still are opposite the new food pantry site in the Brighton Town Park, the collection boxes for returnable bottles and cans. This money raised goes towards the food pantry. Please, no garbage in the boxes.
Helpful hints for your car for the winter.
1. Keep your headlights clear with car wax. Just wipe ordinary car wax on your headlights. It contains special water repellents that will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights. It lasts at least six weeks.
2. Wipe the wipers with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia to squeak-proof them.
3. Just fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water, and spritz it on all your windows at night. In the morning, they'll be clear of the icy mess.
4. Spray some shaving cream on the inside of your windshield and wipe it off with a paper towel to fog-proof the inside windshield.
5. Put some hand sanitizer gel on the key and the lock, and your lock is de-iced.
Don't forget the evening meal at 5 p.m. today at the Adult/Community Center. Cost is $5 per person. Howie and Debbie Campbell will entertain. Dan Sullivan will do a presentation on breathing and stress.
Invite a friend to lunch. The Adult/Community Center during the month of January will give you a free lunch if you invite a friend to come to lunch with you. Or bring a friend who is over 60 years old who has not been to the center in the past six months for lunch. You will receive a coupon good for one lunch.
The Adult/Community Center has bingo starting at 7 p.m. every Monday night. During the day, there is bingo at 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Some are surprise bingo.
Knitters and crocheters meet at 10 a.m. every Wednesday. Card players enjoy a game of cards 1 p.m. every Thursday.
There is also a Wii game system, and no experience necessary to learn to bowl.
The Wellness Center is open all week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the buddy system. If no buddy available for you, check with the center about an attendant. Call 891-2980.
There will be boxes set up at the Adult/Community Center for the following items if you care to donate: greeting card fronts, used eyeglasses, canceled stamps, soda can pull tabs, empty computer ink cartridges. They may be left off at the center between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jan. 20 - Rick Dykeman, 14-year-old Triston Fitzgerald, Harry Hopkinson, John Banta
Jan. 21 - Shannon E. Myatt
Jan. 23 - Ruth Tucker, Cameron Snyder
Jan. 25 - Brent Fitzgerald, Sandra Bandru
Jan. 26 - Kierstin Pickreign
Jan. 29 - Virginia Brink
Jan. 30 - Kennedy Snyder, Leola Fredericks, Deryck Huyck
Jan. 31 - 11-year-old Yurgen Hohmeyer
Till next time, you can call 891-4199 with information for this column and have a nice day.