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SLHS classes plan 30-, 50-, 55-year reunions

May 11, 2011

The Lake Clear Presbyterian Church will hold its worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday for the month of May. Coffee hour to follow the service. Bring a friend and plan to attend.


St. John in the Wilderness church will hold its Mass at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. on Sunday. Gabriels Assumption will hold its Mass at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. St. Paul's in Bloomingdale has an Anticipated Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday. All are welcome and bring a friend.

St. John in the Wilderness church will have a card party at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 15. Prizes and refreshments. Bring a friend and spend an enjoyable afternoon playing pinochle with your neighbors.


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


Don't forget Charlie's Inn at the Junction is having a 100-year celebration of the railroad station July 15,16 and 17. There will be many wonderful events going on all weekend. Jill Brockway is looking for memorabilia for the celebration. You can call her at 891-9858.


Congratulations to Emmalee Kelting, who recently joined the Coed Community Fraternity Alpha Phi Omega at Oswego College.

Anna Kelting will graduate from Saranac Lake High School in June. Then she is on to Pratt College in Brooklyn. Emmalee and Anna are the daughters of Bill and Diane Kelting.


Congratulations to Matthew and Robyn (Dykeman) Fletcher, who were united in marriage Saturday May 7. Robyn formerly lived in Lake Clear. Her parents are Richard Dykeman of Lake Clear and Holly Dykeman of Saranac Lake. Matts parents are Steve and Janet Fletcher of Saranac Lake.


Around town

The class of 1956 will hold its get together at noon Friday at Nonna Fina restaurant. They will be discussing the upcoming class reunion. For more information, please call Barbara Darrah at 891-1043 or Harold Jaquis at 891-0987.


For all you pinochle card players, there is a change in the place for your card party. Previously held at the St. Armand Town Hall, it is now at Will Rogers in the lower lounge. The card party is 7 p.m. Thursday May 12, 19 and 26 so far. A $1 donation to play cards with refreshments to follow the card game. On May 19 and 26, Will Rogers' van will pick up within the Saranac Lake Village limits. For more information call Debbie at 891-7117.


The American Legion Auxiliary No. 447 will hold its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 at the Vets Club. All members are encouraged to attend.

The VFW men No. 3357 will hold its meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at the Vets' Club. All members are welcome to come and help with the planning of their next events.

The VFW women Auxiliary No. 3357 will be holding a spaghetti dinner at the Adult Center in Saranac Lake from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday May 21. Suggested donation is $7 for adults, $5 for children under 12 with families admitted for $25.

The Women of the Moose will hold the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at the Moose Lodge. All members are encouraged to attend.

Don't forget the Friday night dinner held at the Moose Lodge from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday. Dine in or take out.


The Class of 1981 who graduated from Saranac Lake High School will hold its 30-year class reunion Aug. 6. There is always need for more help and suggestions, so please call Caron at 524-7641 to offer your assistance.

The class of 1961 who graduated from Saranac Lake High School is holding its 50-year class reunion July 1, 2 and 3. The forms have gone out to everyone. Please return to the approciate person as soon as possible. Any questions, call Barbara Scharmer at 891-6263 or Lena Skeels at 891-0912.


St. Paul's/Assumption Town of Brighton Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 19. It is located in the Brighton Town Park. There will be food and gently used items available. For more information please call Barbara Marshall at 327-3297.


5-minute chocolate cake mug

For all you chocolate lovers, the following is a most dangerous cake recipe for one person made in five minutes.



4 Tablespoons flour

3 Tablespoons oil

4 Tablespoons sugar

3 Tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)

2 Tablespoons cocoa

A small splash of vanilla extract

1 egg

1 large coffee mug (mirco-safe)

3 Tablespoons milk



Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for three minutes at 1,000 watts. Cake will rise over the top, don't be alarmed. Allow to cool a little and tip out onto a plate.


The following are some great tips.

1. Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

2. When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn's natural sweetness.

3. Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half, and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.

4. Don't throw out all that leftover wine. Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

5. To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area and you will experience instant relief.

6. Ants, ants, ants everywhere. They are said to never cross a chalk line. So, get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march. See for yourself.

7. Use air-freshner to clean mirrors. It does a good job and better still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.


Senior happenings

The board of directors' evening meal to be held at the Adult Center is planned for May 18. Bingo is at 2 p.m., social hour at 4 p.m., with dinner at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. At this meal we will honor our under-50-year-old volunteers. The meal will be hamburger with all the trimmings, macaroni salad, potato salad, hot fudge sundae. Please call 891-2980 to make your reservations.

There is a casino trip leaving from the Adult Center 9 a.m. Monday, May 23. Call 891-2980 to make reservations.

There are many other trips being offered which are sponsored by the Adult Center. Going to Lake George shopping, Lobster House, going to Montreal, shopping to Malone. Call 891-2980 to make reservations or suggestions for trips.

Make a difference without hurting your pocket book. The Adult Center is looking for greeting card fronts, canceled stamps, empty computer ink cartridges, box tops for school, Stouffers dinner Club Codes, old eye glasses, soda can pull tabs, old cell phones, campbell's labels.

Any or all of these can be dropped off at the Adult Center between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We thank you in advance for your help.


Lake Clear residents were saddened to hear of the passing of Janet (Titus) Davis on April 19, 2011. Janet was the daughter Blanche Titus and the late James Titus, former residents of Paul Smiths. Janet's sister Lorainne Staats, former resident of Lake Placid, passed away. Janet husband, the Rev. Clifton Davis preached at the Lake Clear Presbyterian church from November 2004 to June 2006. Janet and her husband Clifton would come from Bangor, Maine to take care of her mother Blanche, who resides in AMC-Uihlein in Lake Placid.



May 11 - to my grandson, Brian Stinson, Tyler Ellithorpe

May 12 - Pauline Durant

May 15?- 9-years-old Katelyn and Madelyn Gay

May 16 - Barbara Jaquis

May 18 - Beanie Donaldson, Adrienne Barnard, 4-year-old Emily and Andrew Gay

May 21?- Brandon McCormick

May 23?- Alex Donaldson, Cora Salls, Jim Sayles

May 24 - Jami Clark, Conor McCormick, Matthew Pittman, 75- years-young Tootie Harrigan



May 12 - 60 years together for two special couples: Wally and Donny Gay and Donald and Ruth Tucker

May 20 - Howard and Shirley McGill

May 21 - 56 years of togetherness for Bucky and Shirley Seney

May 23 - 19 years together for Stephen and Cynthia Strack


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



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