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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.

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End of a century, end of an era

Holy Name School in Au Sable Forks says goodbye to students for the final time

The school, which announced earlier this year that it would be closing after 100 years of serving the Au Sable Forks community as a private Catholic school, held a humble and brief awards ceremony for 17 students in kindergarten through fifth grade on the last day of school, presenting students with awards and watching an end-of-year slideshow.

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Essex Community concerts set for new season

The 2013 Essex Community Concerts, held mostly at the church, will kick off next Friday, June 14, with the Goff Brothers, which consists of Essex siblings Mitchell (violin and piano), Matthew (cello), Jonathan (piano) and Joseph (violin and piano) at 7 p.m.

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Strawberry Festival slated in Crown Point

Annual event June 30

The ninth annual Crown Point Strawberry Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. The event, sponsored by the First Congregational Church, will be held in the town park Sunday, June 30, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sister recognized by Senate

Sister Debbie Blow, O.P., a co-founder of the North Country Mission of Hope, was recognized as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction at an event in Albany on May 7.

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Schroon takes ownership of cemetery

Improvements needed at Protestant Cemetery

A historic cemetery in need of assistance is now the responsibility of Schroon taxpayers. The Protestant Cemetery on Hoffman Road has formally been abandoned.

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North Country Ministry receives large donation

A donation of $78,000 has been given to North Country Ministry in honor of Father Paul Cox of Cleverdale.

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National Day of Prayer to be observed

Ticonderoga event May 2

National Day of Prayer will be observed in Ticonderoga. The Adirondack Community Fellowship will sponsor the event Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m. at the gazebo in Bicentennial Park. In the event of rain it will be held in the Cornerstone Alliance Church across the street.

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UCC clock to be replaced in Elizabethtown

Now, the time has come for the old clock, which was donated to the town and housed at the church, to make its final turns as the hands that have counted the days for residents have also counted down the lifespan of the motors and gears that have made it run.

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Vendors sought for Crown Point event

Strawberry Festival slated June 30

Vendors interested in participating in the ninth annual Crown Point Strawberry Festival are asked to reserve their spots soon. The event, sponsored by the First Congregational Church, will be held in the town park Sunday, June 30, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.