The Wadhams Strawberry Festival, held on Father’s Day each year, was honored with the North Country Heritage Award by the Canton-based organization Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY).
Community dinner slated Nov. 27
Crown Point will observe Thanksgiving with a community dinner, sponsored by the town’s churches and businesses. The turkey dinner will be served Wednesday, Nov. 27, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Crown Point United Methodist Church on Creek Road. The dinner is free.
The Tannery Pond Community Center is many things to many people: meeting place, concert hall, art gallery, theater, chamber of commerce, and now — place of worship.
After three decades of Army service, New York Army National Guard Chaplain (Col.) Eric Olsen, a Saranac Lake resident and the New York National Guard’s top military chaplain since 2008, is ending his military career.
First United Methodist to host new bishop Oct. 20
The First United Methodist Church will welcome Bishop Mark Webb to Ticonderoga Sunday, Oct. 20. Webb will participate in the 10:30 a.m. worship service, which will be followed by a reception in the fellowship hall.
A new “Praise Band” is forming at the First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga.
Elliott Shaw marks 25 years at St. Mary’s Church
Elliott Shaw celebrated his 25th anniversary as a Catholic deacon Oct. 1. A life-long Ticonderoga resident, Shaw serves St. Mary’s Church in Ti.
The Most Reverend Carlo Maria Vigano was the principal celebrant at the Solemn Mass for the Year of Faith, held in the 1932 Rink at the Lake Placid Olympic Center.
Annual CROP Walk set Oct. 19
The 10th annual CROP Walk to end hunger will be held in Ticonderoga. The 2013 event will Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. It will begin and end at the Heritage Museum at the entrance to Bicentennial Park. There will be mile, 2-mile and 4-mile walks.
Jennie Bensen is the new MCA principal
The new principal at Mountainside Christian Academy in Schroon Lake is no stranger. Jennie Bensen, a 1997 Mountainside graduate and former teacher at the school, is now the principal. She replaces Connie Phillips, who retired last spring.
The Apostolic Nuncio to the United States for the Roman Catholic Church will be in Lake Placid at the end of this month to lead a special mass.
The Teen Challenge Choir will sing Friday, Sept. 20, at the Westport Federated Church, 6486 Main St. 7 p.m. There is no charge, however, A Love Offering is requested to help pay their expenses.
Chilson Founders is a new not-for-profit organization of local residents who have banded together to preserve and maintain the former Chilson United Methodist Church building on Putts Pond Road, as well as other landmark properties in Chilson, including Chilson Cemetery.
Heritage Day event slated
A pair of Crown Point churches will join for a trip back in time. The First Congregational Church of Crown Point and the United Methodist Church of Crown Point will hold a joint service to mark Heritage Day Sunday, Aug. 18, at 9:30 a.m. at the Penfield Church.
North Creek United Methodist Church celebrates the 10th year it will offer Vacation Bible School (VBS) to the children of the community, and the sixth year in partnership with St. James Catholic Church.