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Bakers Mills church to hold services at Tannery Pond

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.

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National Guard Chaplain Eric Olsen retires

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.

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Bishop to preach at Ticonderoga church

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.

Ticonderoga church to form ‘Praise Band’

A new “Praise Band” is forming at the First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga.

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Ticonderoga deacon observes anniversary

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.

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Vigano leads North Country Catholics in special service

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.

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Ticonderoga walk takes aim at hunger

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.

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Mountainside alumnae now its leader

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.

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Vigano to lead Catholic Solemn Mass in Lake Placid

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.

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Teen Challenge Choir to sing in Westport

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.

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Historic Chilson Chapel to be preserved

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.

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Churches to hold joint Penfield service

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.

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North Creek churches to host Vacation Bible School

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.

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Schroon Lake woman authors book

Blog becomes story of accident, recovery

A family tragedy has led a Schroon Lake woman to pen a book. Randi (Vander Wiele) Stump has authored “The Dark Stretch: A Young Wife’s Miraculous Ride from Darkness to Light.”

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New town clock rises in Elizabethtown

Mike DeLorenzo and Jim White of Verdin Co. raise one of two new town clocks into the Elizabethtown United Church of Christ June 20.