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100th anniversary of the train station

April 27, 2011
By Deborah J. Donaldson , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

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. Tuesday. St. Paul's in Bloomingdale will have an Anticipated Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday. All are welcome to any of the above and bring a friend.

There will be a card party held at St. John in the Wilderness church hall at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 15. There will be prizes and refreshments. Come and join your neighbors in an afternoon of fun. Bring a guest.


The Lake Clear Presbyterian church will hold its worship service at 9 a.m. for the month of May. Coffee hour to follow. All are welcome and bring a friend.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 24. Stop by and pick up some great reading material.


One of the latest acquisition available through the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System website is the exciting database called NoveList. This handy tool enables you to explore titles in series, genre titles, additional books by a single author, additional titles similar to a selected title, summaries and reviews of books as well as links to sites for purchasing.

The "Search our Catalog" tab at our homepage ( leads you to an impressive range of information tailored to your search and selection. Also included here is a listing of similar titles, with information about similar authors as well as the author you've selected.

Another really useful option in a listing of other books in any series your selection is a part of. How many times have you tried to find other books in your favorite series? The information is right there.

But NoveList is not through yet; we're just getting warmed up. Also available here is information about your selected item: more books by this author, subject headings as well as links to and Barnes and Noble is case you want to purchase the item. Plot summaries are included, too. You can see which CEFLS libraries own the item to find out if the item is checked out or on the shelf and eligible for an online request.

Click on "Quick searches" at the "Search Our Catalog" prompt, and another world opens up. Choices here are films, including DVDs and videocassettes, and fiction. Here comes the fun part: Listed here are a number of genres which we have found are helpful in finding books and films and a similar type. This works really well when you don't know exactly what you're looking for. Select a category, "sea stories" for example, and stand by for a display of a number of fiction items relating to the sea. Browse the list, discover new authors, select a single title - there's a lot there.

With the help of NoveList you'll find more and more books that might interest you or someone you know.


Mark your calendar. Charlie's Inn will be celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the train station opposite Charlie's Inn. Dates are July 15, 16 and 17. During these days there will be available a Paul Smith's College stagecoach, the Paul Smith's Woodsmen's Team, a HO train set up to replicate the way the train station, etc. used to be. There will also be a "real" train available for you to check out. If you have any memorabilia or any information about the train station, call Jill Brockway at 891-9858.


Around town

The Albert A. Gonyea Post VFW Auxiliary No. 3357 will hold their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 10. The meeting will be at the Vets Club. All members are encouraged to attend.

The VFW Auxiliary No. 3357 will host a spaghetti supper at the Adult Center from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21. The public is invited to come to the supper and support your local VFW Auxiliary.

The American Legion Men No. 447 will hold their meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. This will be at the Vets Club. All members are encouraged to attend.

The Women of the Moose will hold their meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. This will be at the Moose Lodge. All members are encouraged to attend.

Don't forget every Friday night from 5 to 8 p.m. there are dinners held at the Moose Lodge. You can dine in or take out.


The Class of 1981 from Saranac Lake High School will be holding their 30-year class reunion the weekend of Aug. 6. Anyone interested in helping or if you have any information about a classmate call Caron at 524-7641.


St. Paul's/Assumption/Town of Brighton Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 5. Food and gently used clothing and household items will be available. The food pantry is located in the Brighton Town Park building. Across from the park there are two drop-off bins for bottles and cans to recycle. The money raised from these go toward the food pantry. Please, no garbage in the bins.


Through all kinds of weather, hoping you enjoy the following:

Rain is caused by big, low-pressure areas; cold fronts; warm, moist air; and the first day of your vacation.


There was a small mix-up with the passenger's room on the cruise ship, and the steward was trying to remedy the situation. He asked," Would you like an inside cabin or an outside cabin?" The lady replied, "Well it looks like it might rain today. I'd better get an inside cabin."


A newcomer to Seattle arrived on a rainy day. The next day, it was still raining. It also rained the day after that, and the day after that.

She went out to lunch and saw a young kid and out of despair asked," Hey, kid, does it ever stop raining around here?"

The kid says,"How should I know? I'm only 6."


"I can't believe it," said the tourist. "I've been here an entire week, and it's done nothing but rain. When do you have summer here?"

"Well, that's hard to say," replied the local. "Last year, it was on a Wednesday."


It only rained twice last week: first for three days and then for four days.


Senior happenings

There will be a card party held at the Adult Center at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Prizes and refreshments. All are welcome and bring a friend.

Bingo is held at the Adult Center at 7 p.m., promptly, every Monday. All are welcome and bring a friend. There is also bingo at 1 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday held at the Adult Center. Call 891-2980 to make reservations for your lunch, and then stay for bingo.

The Wellness Center is open every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Adult Center. Available at the Adult Center 10 a.m. every Tuesday there is Wii. At 10 a.m. every Wednesday there is a knitting group. At 1 p.m. every Thursday card games are played. Shopping trips leave at 12:45 p.m. every Tuesday. You will need to call 891-2980 to make your reservations.

There will be an board-sponsored evening meal at the Adult Center Wednesday, May 18. Bingo will be at 2 p.m., social hour at 4 p.m. with dinner at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. In the next column, there will be the menu. Please call 891-2980 to make your reservations.

There will be a trip to the casino to play bingo Tuesday, May 10. Please call 891-2980 to make your reservations and check on the time.


We send our sympathy to the family of Richard Strack with his passing away April 8. Richard resided in Lake Clear with his parents, James and Helen Strack. Three of his brothers - Gerald, Eugene and Wesley Strack and two sisters Mya Duprey and Dawn Boula and their families - live locally. Richard and his wife, Marie lived in Wappingers Falls.



April 27 - Shawn LaDue, Olga Sprague, Dolores Commo

April 29 - Kitty Thorne

April 30 - Trevor Fravor, Stephanie Segard

May 1 - Robert Donaldson Jr, Jon Law

May 2 - Shirley McGill, Georgia McMinn

May 3 - Kyle Martin

May 4 - Judy Bibeau, Gerald Bombard

May 5 - 91 years young Lenore Leavitt

May 6 - Brittany Clark, Alec McLean, 6-year-old Cheyenne Stamper

May 7 - Stephanie Donaldson, Jessie Aubin

May 9 - Patrick Duffy



April 27 - 26 years of togetherness for Mark and Sharon Farmer

April 29 - 34 years together for Allen and Karen Brown


My next column will come out after Mothers Day, so in advance I am wishing all the women a very happy Mothers Day on May 8. Don't forget to wish your mother a very happy Mothers Day. It's a specal day for all the women.

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



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