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Jimmy DeYoung to preach in Westport Aug. 3

Dr. Jimmy DeYoung, noted prophetic speaker, will be speaking at the Westport Bible Church on Aug. 3 at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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Westport Federated welcomes new pastor

Smith is the new Pastor at the Westport church, a parish he had been working at for a year prior to taking the helm.

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Local Recipient of Papal Honor

Essex County Clerk Joseph Provoncha, a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Schroon Lake, was recently presented with the “Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice,” a papal medal.

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Strawberry festival honored with Heritage Award

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).

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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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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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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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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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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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Holy Name School to close in June

Holy Name School Principal Christine Reynolds said her elementary students were sad when they came to school Friday, March 22 officially knowing they would be the last ones in the school’s 100-year history.

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Schroon, ELCS students to assist Nicaraguan counterparts

Dinner March 10 in Elizabethtown

Students from Schroon Lake and Elizabethtown-Lewis schools are joining forces to assist children in Nicaragua. A spaghetti dinner will be served Sunday, March 10, 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Cobble Hill Inn in Elizabethtown to raise money to educate students in the third-world nation. Tickets are $10 a person and $30 for families of four or more people.

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Wadhams church members to make hats for kids

Members of the Wadhams United Church of Christ will be building hats for children Sunday, Jan. 13.

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