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Senior luncheon March 8 at St. John in the Wilderness

March 2, 2011

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. on Sunday and at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. St. Paul's in Bloomingdale has an Anticipated Mass at 4 p.m. on Saturday. All are welcome to attend any of the above and bring a friend.

St. John in the Wilderness church will celebrate Mardi Gras at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 8. There will be board and card games,music, food. Please bring a finger food to share. Masquerade if you wish. Come and join in the fun, it's free.

St. John in the Wilderness parish wish to thank everyone who came to their ham dinner. It was a sucess for the church. A special thank you to Paul Smith's College bakery class for their donation of pastries. It was appreciated.

Please note the date change. The card party to be held at St. John in the Wilderness church hall will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 13. Prizes and refreshments. Bring a friend.

The Lake Clear seniors will be having their luncheon at St. John in the Wilderness church hall at noon on Tuesday, March 8. The meal will be beef stew with biscuit. Please bring your own place setting. Three people are needed to bring appetizers and three people to bring a dessert. Call for reservations and what you are bringing to Nonie Webb at 891-6240 or Mary Wirsing at 891-3469.


Lake Clear Presbyterian church will hold their worship services for the month of March at 9 a.m. Coffee hour to follow. All are welcome and bring a friend.

There will be a Maundy Thursday potluck dinner with communion at 6 p.m. April 21. This will be at the Lake Clear Presbyterian church. More details in the next column.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 29. Hope you all got there yesterday for your reading material.


Charlie's Inn at the Junction in Lake Clear will have Steve Borst for your dancing or listening pleasure starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4 and March 11. Stop by and enjoy.

On Saturday, March 5 from noon to 4 p.m. Charlie's Inn is sponsoring a demo day. Della Motor Sports will have available a Polaris Rush 2011 snowmobile that you can test ride. If you take a test ride, you will receive a free tune-up kit. Something a little different to do on a Saturday afternoon.


Longtime Lake Clear resident Jim Barrow has been in the Burlington hospital recently and had an operation. He should be coming back here for rehab, but I do not have the place as of now. If you would care to send him a card or visit, please call his daughter Karen Pittman at 891-7277 and she will give you the particulars.


Update: About four years ago, some of you may remember in this column, reading about Gabby Cummingham who was 2-and-a-half years old at the time. She had been diagnosed with cancer and was going through treatments. She came through all the treatments and recently had an MRI, which she had every six months. It showed everything is okay. Gabby is now 6-and-a-half years old. Good news.


The following is a true story. This actually happened. Noah Hare, 5-year-old son of Matt and Tara Hare of Saranac Lake came home from Head Start one day. His father said to him, "Well what kind of day did you have in school today?" Noah thought for a minute and said, "I retired." Then he changed his mind and said, "No, I got fired from Head Start."

Noah is the grandson of Marlene Hare of Saranac Lake.


Around town

The Methodist church in Saranac Lake will hold its annual rummage sale April 7, 8, 9. Donated items maybe be left at the church from 9 a.m to noon any morning before April 5. All items left must be put up on the stage behind the curtain. All items must be in good condition, good working order and clean with no rips, tears, etc. We appreciate your donations. Call Charlotte Hall at 891-2129 or Deborah Donaldson at 891-4199 with questions.


The Methodist church in Saranac Lake invites the public to come to the 10 a.m. service March 13 to hear Dr. Roger Ellis who will talk about the Heifer International project. He has been a volunteer for 25 years with Heifer. Following his presentation, there will be a Power-Point program with a light luncheon provided by the United Methodist Women. The public is invited to this also.


The Pack Basket Diner is located at the corner of Route 86 and the Rainbow Lake Road and is owned by Jim and Jennifer Burgess. They will be closed Monday, but open Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the spring they hope to start a soft ice cream window. They have local crafts for sale inside the resturant. Jennifer said that her parents owned a resturant in Ohio, so look for some new and different receipes on the menu. The food is very good. Stop and welcome the Burgess in their new business.

If you remember, Diane Chase did a real nice article about the diner in the Feb. 23 Enterprise.


The Tri-Lakes Snowmobilers, Inc will hold its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 at the Shamrock. They will have their annual picnic on March 5. As we all know the snowmobilers have had a wonderful season, so far, this winter. Brian Durkee, Club president says new people are always welcome to come to the meetings.


St. Luke's church in Saranac Lake will be holding their chicken 'n' biscuit dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at the parish hall at 136 Main St. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children (12 years of younger).


The class of 1956 from Saranac Lake High School will hold its monthly getogether at noon Friday, March 18 at Nonna Fina restaurant. The class is planning a reunion this summer, so please bring your suggestions or ideas for the reunion to the lunch. More information call Barbara Darrah at 891-1043 or Harold Jaquis at 891-0987.


The Albert A. Gonyea Post VFW Auxiliary #3357 will have its meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 at the Vets Club. All members are encouraged to attend.


St. Paul's/Assumption Town of Brighton Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 3. They are now located in a beautiful new building in the Brighton Town Park. Food and gently used items will be available. Call Barbara Marshall at 327-3297 for more information.


Congratulations to our newest Winter Carnival Queen Cheri Fisher of Bloomingdale and King Ed Scharmer of Saranac Lake. Enjoy your reign.


Can you beleive that a soon to be 80-years-young women could throw a 10-pound, cast iron fry pan 20 feet? Jean Rogers did just that during the Winter Carnival Fry Pan Toss. Jean resides with her daughter Gloria Volz in Saranac Lake. Wonder who does the cooking in that family?


Following are some great tips.

1. A sealed envelope. Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a knife under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed.

2. Use empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords. It keeps them neat and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.

3. For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: Get warm water and put Dawn dish washing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't refreeze.

4. To remove old wax from a glass candle holder, put it in the freezer for a few hours. Then take the candle holder out and turn it upside down. The wax will fall out.

5. Crayon marks on the wall. Use a damp rag, dipped in baking soda. Comes off with little effort.

6. Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipts) rubbing alcohol on paper towel.


Senior happenings

The next evening meal, sponsored by the board of directors at the Saranac Lake Adult/Community Center, will be Wednesday, March 16. There will be bingo at 2 p.m., social hour at 4 p.m. with dinner at 5 p.m.

Dinner will be spaghetti with meat balls, garlic bread, salad bar, cake. Cost is $5 per person. Please call 891-2980 to make your reservations. The entertainment this evening will be Jamie Whidden with Music Around the World. Come and join us.

There will be a card party at the Adult/Community Center at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 6. Prizes and refreshments. Come and join in the fun.

The Wellness Center at the Adult/Community Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. At 4 p.m. every Thursday they will do ball exercise. For more information call 891-2980.

Scrabble games are being organiazed at the Center every Tuesday at 2 p.m. There is a knitting group every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Card games every Thrusday at 1 p.m.

Starting up soon there will be trips taking the van out of town. Please call 891-2980 with suggestions for where you would like to go or to sign up for other trips.


Lake Clear sends their sympathy to the family of Joan R. Hough. I had the privilage to live next door to Joan's parents Ives and Ruth Turner of Lake Clear and Joan. Joan is survived by her five children and their famillies: Roxanne McCarty, Bertice K. Hough, Sylvia L. Hough, Holly Hough Baldwin, Shelly R. Hough. Joan and her parents were known for playing bridge for which they are all missed.

Lake Clear has lost another one of its beloved neighbors, Jeanne O. Fisher. This time I had the privilage to have lived across the road from Jeanne and Charles Fisher. Charlie passed away in June 1996. Jeanne is survived by two daughters: Lynne Fisher Kemp and her husband Terrance, their children Rachel and Jessica Kemp all of Saranac Lake, Cathy Fisher Hohmeyer, her husband Ernest and their childeren Gretchen, Dieter, Yurgen Hohmeyer all of Lake Clear. Jeanne will be remembered as the organist for the Lake Clear Presbyterian church along with other community events. She will be greatly missed by her family.



March 1 - belated to Ernest Hohmeyer Jr.

March 2 - Karen Goyette, Charlie Segard, Dennis Hadley

March 4 - 2 year old Ethan Fletcher, Brandon Clark

March 5 - Gene Wood

March 6 - Margaret Turnbull, Amanda Winderl

March 7 - Bruce Barnard, Clyde Parker, Clemos Tanzini

March 8 - Amelia McDonnell, Minnie Beguin

March 9 - Lucille Beideck

March 10 - 80 year young Glenn Pareira,Jr, Katey Snyder, John Snyder

March 11 - Matthew Martin, Janet Finley

March 13 - Jim Law, Briana Davis

March 14 - Brooke Fitzgerald



March 6 - 40 years together for Neil and Mary Harvey


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



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