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Holiday worship services announced

December 22, 2010
By Deborah J. Donaldson

St. John in the Wilderness Church will hold its Mass at 8 a.m. 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. Tuesday. St. Paul's in Bloomingdale has an anticipated Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday. All are welcome to attend any of the above services and bring a friend.


The next card party to be held at St. John in the Wilderness Church hall will be on the third Sunday in January. All are welcome.


Sister Carol would like to send a special thank you to everyone who attended the open house this past Sunday at St. John Parish residence. There were more then 50 people who attended from the four parishes.


For the month of December, Lake Clear Presbyterian Church will hold its worship service at 10:45 a.m. Coffee hour will follow the worship service. All are welcome to attend and bring a friend.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4. Stop and pick up some excellent reading material.


Looking for something different to do for the holidays. Hohmeyer's Lake Clear Lodge has a fun holiday schedule available to everyone. There will be cooking classes either mid-week or on the weekend every month. Sleigh rides will be happening, now that we have snow.


Francis Dumont took the two little (not so little) piggies to Tri-Town in Brasher Falls recently. One of the piggies dressed out at 254 pounds with the other one being only 218 pounds. Phew, thats a lot of pork.


Charlie's Inn at the Junction in Lake Clear has the animated Christmas village set up for your viewing pleasure. Adults and children will want to stop and see the more than 100 pieces that are in constant motion. This includes ski gondolas, skiers, tobogganers, ice skaters, children, animals, blimps, factories, and most important, an airborne Santa Claus. This display is changed annually to include new features. Everyone is welcome to stop and check out the village.

Charlie's Inn will be open Christmas Eve Friday, with a full menu of food available along with free hors d'oeuvres.

New Years Eve, Charlie's Inn will be open with a full menu of food available. The theme for the night will be Prom Night, so come dressed for the occasion. There will be a crowning of the king and queen chosen by judges. There is no cover charge for the evening. The D.J. will start at 8 p.m. for your dancing pleasure. Hors d'ouvres will be free that night and there will be a champagne toast at midnight..


Nonie Webb is organizing a trip to Savannah, Jekyll Island and Beaufort, S.C. for nine days and eight nights April 2 to 10, 2011. The cost per person, double occupany, is $659. This will include eight breakfasts and six dinners, a tour of charming Savannah, amazing Jekyll and St. Simons Island, gorgeous Beaufort, S.C. and much more. Call Nonie Webb at 891-6240 to make your reservations.


Christmas Eve worship service

Lake Clear Presbyterian Church will hold its Christmas Eve worship service at 7 p.m. Friday. John Duquette will be singing a solo.


St. John in the Wilderness Church will hold its Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Friday. St. Paul's in Bloomingdale will hold its service the same day Friday, but at 4 p.m. St. Bernard's has Christmas Eve worship services at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday. There will be a choir at 7:30 p.m. same day.


The Bloomingdale Methodist church will hold its Christmas Eve worship service at 5:30 p.m. Friday. John Duquette will be singing a solo.


The Methodist Church in Saranac Lake will hold its Christmas Eve worship service at 7 p.m. Friday. Note, there has been a change in time.


On Saturday, there will be worship services at 9:30 a.m. at the Gabriels Assumption church and at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard's. All are welcome to attend any of the above services.


Around town

St. Pauls/Assumption Town of Brighton Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6. It is still located in the Brighton Town garage. The new building at the Brighton Town Park is nearly completed. There will be food and gently used items available. Please call Barbara Marshall at 327-3297 for more information.


The class of 1956 from Saranac Lake High School will be holding its get together at noon Friday, Jan. 14 at McKenzies. For more information, call Barbara Darrah at 891-1043 or Harold Jaquis at 891-0987.


The Tri-Lakes Snowmobilers, Inc. will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4. This will be at the Shamrock. Due to lack of snow and some funding, they are having trouble getting started. For more information check with Brian Durkee.


What Jeff Foxworthy has to say about upstate New York. Thank you Shirley Seney.

1. If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 36 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by, you might live in upstate New York.

2. If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights a year because Saranac Lake is the coldest spot in the nation, and Syracuse gets more snow then any other major city in the U.S., you might live in upstate New York.

3. If your local ice cream stand is closed from October through May, you might live in upstate New York.

4. If you get 131 inches of snow in a week and you comment that "winter's finally here," you might live near Oswego in upstate New York.

5. If you instinctively walk like a penquin for six months out of the year, you might live, bundled up, in upstate New York.


Senior happenings

The AARP sponsored driver safety course that is to be taught at the Adult/Community Center on Jan. 8 is full. It is suggested that you call 891-2980 to get your name on the next list for this worthwhile course. The course does fill up quickly.

Dan Sullivan, Licensed Massage Therapist of Adirondack Massage Therapy is now located in the Saranac Lake Adult/Community Center at 136 Broadway, accessed by the back entrance.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Sullivan will give free Joyful Fulcrums. The Joyful Fulcrum combines aromatherapy with Zero Balancing Fulcrum to celebrate the holdiay season. Come and join Dan with this celebration of his new work place.

The Wellness Center at the Adult/Community Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is to be used with the buddy system. For more information, call 891-2980.

Bingo is held 1 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Adult/Community Center. Come and enjoy lunch with all your friends and then stay to play bingo.

Card players stay after lunch on Thursday to play cards with all your friends. Knitters and crocheters will meet at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the Adult/Community Center. Come and join others to make something for other people.

There will be a special Christmas lunch noon Thursday and New Years lunch at noon Dec. 30. Please call 891-2980 to make reservations.

Please remember the Adult/Community Center will be closed this Friday and Friday, Dec. 31. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season.


Lifelong Lake Clear resident George H. Carley, Jr, better known as the "Mayor of Lake Clear," in some circles passed away recently. George is survived by his seven children: Joan Javens of Yulee, Fla, Mary Frink of Harrowsmith, Ontario, Anne Dietrich of Ballston Spa, Loretta Lemmo of Fort Edward, George Carley, III of English, Ind, Eloise Brooks of Englewood, Fla, Joseph Carley of Blacksburg, Va. George was an absolutely marvelous man with his knowledge of Lake Clear. He had helped me many times with the history of our area. George is going to be missed by his family and his many friends.


Former Lake Clear resident Tamela K. Darrah passed away recently. She was the daughter of Melvin and Carol Elliott formerly of Lake Clear, currently of Clearwater, Fla. She is survived by one son Preston Darrah, one daughter Erin Darrah and two brothers who all live locally.



Dec. 22 - 10 year old Abigail Leavitt

Dec. 24 - Dean Martin, Linda Gertsch

Dec. 25 - B.J. Riley, Ken Norton, Doris Noble

Dec. 26 - Glenn Pond

Dec. 27 - Christina Blanchard

Dec. 28 - 91 years young Manny Bailey

Dec. 29 - Jean McDonough

Dec. 31 - Sheila Stephenson

Jan. 1 - Mark Farmer

Jan. 2 - John Brockway, Gerald Gilmett

Jan. 4 - 11 years old Kailee McCormick



Dec. 22 - 16 years together for Harry and Mary Hopkinson

Dec. 24 - 12 years together David and Kimberly Roscoe

Dec. 27 - 47 years of togetherness for Vic and Donna Burman

Dec. 29 - Michael and Laura Shene

Jan. 3 - 52 years of togetherness for Rouse and Bethyl Fountain

Jan. 4 - 50 years together for Robert and Lena Skeels


Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a most happy New Year. Hardly seems possible the year has come to an end. It seems like just yesterday we started 2010. So we all move on to a bigger and brighter new year. See you-all next year.

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



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