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Strictly Business – Living the Dream

Many have pondered the age old question of whether a dream delayed is a dream denied. In Matt Ray’s case, his lifelong dream, had been to create a brewery that he could call his very own. Entering his eleventh year as owner, restaurateur and now brewer at Livingoods Restaurant and Brewery in Peru, New York read more

Source: Strictly Business – Living the Dream

Strictly Business – Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

The Adirondack region means different things to different people. For Eli and Emily Schwartzberg the affection they have for the area has brought the couple full circle. Both attended Northwood School, a college preparatory school in Lake Placid. Emily, originally from Gloversville, was a competitive skier and a resident boarder, spending as much time as read more

Source: Strictly Business – Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Twenty Six Men Become 3rd Degree Knights

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Keeseville, NY  – Twenty-six members of nine Knights of Columbus Councils participated in Knighthood Degree (3rd Degree) ceremonies on Thursday, May 26, 2016 conducted at Keeseville Council 4689. The members included Reverend Adrian Gallagher (Center), Pastor of St. Ann’s Church in Mooers Forks and St. Joseph’s Church in Mooers. The other candidates are members of Plattsburgh Council 255 (8), Keeseville Council 4689 (4), Port Henry Council 384 (4), Morrisonville Council 6067 (3), Rouses Point Council 6136 (3), AuSable Forks Council 2166 (1), Plattsburgh OLV Council 13137 (1) and Peru Council 7273 (1). The Knights of Columbus’ core principles are charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. The Knighthood Degree (3rd Degree) is dedicated to the principle of fraternity. 

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Summer Gazebo Concert Schedule Announced

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JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC AT THE LITTLE AUSABLE PARK GAZEBO 

EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM – JULY 3 THROUGH AUGUST 28 

JULY 3

TAYLOR AND THE INTANGIBLES – CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY ROCK 

JULY 10

incaHOOTS – ROCK, SOUTHERN ROCK, NEW COUNTRY 

JULY 17

BOOTLEG BAND – COUNTRY, TOP 40 VARIETY, 60’S ROCK TO TODAY 

JULY 24

FROZEN SUNSHINE – CLASSIC ROCK 

JULY 31

NIGHT HAWK – ROCK AND POP, 70’S TO TODAY 

AUGUST 7

THE LOU ALLEN COUNTRY EXPERIENCE – OLDER COUNTRY & ROCK ‘N’ ROLL 

AUGUST 14

THE DUO – ROCK, COUNTRY & A LITTLE BIT OF JAZZ 

AUGUST 21

ON-3 BAND – CLASSIC ROCK 

AUGUST 28

THE CASTAWAYS – COUNTRY, CLASSIC ROCK, FOLK, 50’S – PRESENT 

IN CASE OF RAIN, CONCERT WILL BE HELD @ THE PERU COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP CENTER.    **BRING CHAIRS & BLANKETS, NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED** 

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Town Board Considering Pickle Ball Options

pickleMay 26, 2015 – Editor’s Correction:  Any member of the public with an idea or opinion on the pickle ball issue should contact one or more of the Town Board members prior to the June 9th workshop. Members of the general public may attend this June 9th workshop or any Town Board workshop; however, workshops are not the place to voice your opinion. A workshop permits  counselors to hold detailed discussions on a specific issue among themselves. 

The Peru Town Board workshop has scheduled for Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Peru Town Hall.  The purpose of the workshop is to discuss grant options for pickle ball courts.

At the Town Board’s May 10th meeting counselors discussed several courses of action including building a dual use skating rink/pickle ball court at Sullivan Park, constructing a court at Laphams Mills Park and utilizing the Jenkins Street tennis courts. Each option has advantages and disadvantages in the grant application process. 

Beautiful Garden Along a Nearby Roadside

DSC_0959 DSC_0970 DSC_0988On May 19, 2014 The Peru Gazette published a story on Art Ford’s beautiful garden along the Clintonville Rd. Earlier this week Joanne Kennedy stopped by to take spring 2016 photos and was kind enough to send a few to us. Peru Gazette reader Shirley Evans reported today that the tulips are still out and very beautiful. Click here to view our 2014 story. 

Grateful to be a United States Citizen and for the Opportunity to Serve

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Airman Berhard Jakobitz – Military Police Graduate – 1953

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Bernard Jakobetz – Old Smokey Hill, Korea 1954-55

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Bernhard Jakobetz – Nakhon Phanon (NKP) Thailand 1966-67

By John T. Ryan

Peru/AuSable/Harkness – Each one of the fourteen veterans who participated in the May 14th North Country Honor Flight has his own unique story. Bernhard “Bernie” Jakobetz’s story began in Czerowitz, Romania. 1932, the year of his birth, was a turbulent time in world history. The Great Depression was beginning, Nazism was growing in influence and Romania was caught between Axis and Allied Powers. Bernie’s stepfather Joseph Massim and his mother Lydia accompanied by Bernhard and his sister Joland eventually moved from Czerowitz to Bucharest and later to Vienna, Austria just before World War II began. When the Germans assumed control in Austria, hunger was common and Allied bombers targeted the family’s Vienna neighborhood.

When World War II ended, Bernie’s father Joseph got a job as a mechanic in the U.S. Occupation Force motor pool. His boss, a Rochester, NY car dealer prior to entering the service, was so impressed with Joseph’s mechanical skills that he offered to sponsor his family’s immigration to the United States if Joseph would agree to work for him at least one year. So in 1952, the family left Austria for the United States as participants in the Post World War II Displaced Persons (DP) program.

It didn’t take long for 18 year-old Bernie to appreciate the opportunities in this country. He said, “I was impressed by life here compared to Europe. I liked it. After only six months in the states I bought myself a used car.” He was so amazed with the opportunities in the United States that he wanted to become a citizen. He recalled, “A guy talked me into joining the service. He said I would be able to become a citizen in six months or a year.” On January 15, 1953, less than a year after leaving Europe, Bernie Jakobetz became a member of the United States Air Force.

Basic training at Sampson Air Force Base just south of Rochester and military police school at Camp Gordon, Georgia followed. His first assignment was the Naval Air Station at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. He said, “I was on shore patrol making sure the guys behaved themselves in New York City.”

1954 was a very volatile period in Korea following the signing of the Armistice. That’s when Bernie was shipped to the 606th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron (AC&W) on Old Smokey Hill near Kimpo, Korea. He still recalls sleeping in a tent warmed by a potbelly stove during the long Korean winter. In 1955 he returned to Shepherd AFB in Wichita Falls, Texas where he attained his goal of becoming a United States citizen.

From 1966 to 1967, at the height of the Vietnam War, Bernie served at the Nakhon Phanon (NKP) AFB in Thailand. At the time, the U.S. Government did not want the world to know it was conducting air operations out of Thailand and denied that such a base existed.

In 1967 Bernie was assigned to Plattsburgh AFB where he was a member of the Air Police Squadron guarding the base’s nuclear weapons. In 1969, he married Plattsburgh native Dawn Joyce Miller. In 1971 he was assigned to Upper Heyford AFB, England, an assignment the couple loved. Following Bernie’s retirement in 1973, the couple  and their children settled in the Peru area along the Clintonville Road.

After his retirement from the Air Force, Bill McBride Chevrolet hired Bernie as a car washer. He was quickly promoted o service advisor, a job he disliked. When he announced that he was quitting, Bill McBride asked if there was any other job he’d like. He responded, “mechanic” and the rest is history. Over the next several years he attended many training schools and became a respected Chevrolet and Subaru technician. After working at Bill McBride’s for about 11 years he worked at the Plattsburgh Sears Service Center for 5 years and retired at age 63.

Even though many people are worried about this country’s future Bernie Jakobetz still views the United States as a land of opportunity. He said, “It was a great thing for my family to have a much better life than we had in Europe.” He wishes the American people would have a little more respect for their country. He remarked, “Everyone should be spending at least two years in the military. It would encourage discipline and pride. They would see what I saw in Korea and Thailand with poor children eating out of garbage cans.”

Bernie Jakobetz also expressed his appreciation to everyone associated with the North Country Honor Flight, especially Flight Leader Christine Coryea who went out of her way to assist the veterans. He described the trip as the experience of a lifetime. He said, “It began at 6 a.m. when 50 to 75 guys on motorcycles and the sheriff’s department arrived at my house. They put me in the sheriff’s car and brought me to the U.S. Oval for the wonderful send-off. It was impressive!” The excitement resumed at the Baltimore-Washington Airport. Bernie recalled, “As soon as we got on the bus they said, ‘You guys brace yourselves. This trip to downtown D.C. normally takes 2 to 2 ½ hours at this time of day. Today with the special escorts it will take us 30 to 40 minutes.’” Motorcycle police cleared the way with sirens sounding and lights flashing as cars pulled off the highway to make way for the honored veterans.

The National World War II and Korean War Veterans Memorials impressed Bernie. He said, “They told us that each wreath at the World War II Memorial weighs two tons.” The realism portrayed by the Korean War Veterans Memorial was something he’ll never forget. When the veterans arrived at the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier rain began falling; nevertheless, the guards carried out their duty. Carrying out a duty is something very familiar to the North Country Honor Flight Veterans.

Your Opinion is Needed

From Don McBrayer, Town Councilor:

I’m very excited about about the Main Street Revitalization Plan and have been working hard with the Main Street Plan Committee as we develop a strategy to keep our town pedestrian friendly and a place that will appeal to both small businesses & families.

We held our Stakeholders Meeting on May 16th where the plan was well received.

I’m very interested in hearing what you think as we continue to develop it.

Click the link to see a summery of what we’re proposing:

http://www.perutown.com/PeruMainStreetPlanPresentation.pdf

Fire victims loved life, much loved | News | pressrepublican.com

Those close to Geoffrey Brenno and Joseph Congelosi lamented the loss of the Plattsburgh men’s energy, joy, passion for their work.

Peru Gazette Note: Both men had close ties in Peru. Joseph was the son of Marguerite “Meg” Clark Congelosi and Joseph Congelosi Sr. and grandson of Karlene and the late Datus Clark. Geoffrey was a longtime Livingoods employee.

Source: Fire victims loved life, much loved | News | pressrepublican.com

Two dead in Plattsburgh fire | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Blaze destroyed apartment complex at 220 Margaret St.

Source: Two dead in Plattsburgh fire | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Tennis Courts, Dog Park, Lyon Street School, Sewer Line Repair and Illegal Trash Dumping on Agenda

Board meeting rescheduled from May 23 to May 25th.

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING – May 25 @ 7:00 PM 

  1. Call Meeting To Order
  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  1. Roll Call
  1. MOTION: Approval of Minutes of the May 9, 2016 Regular Board Meeting.
  1. Community Input
  1. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Lyon Road Schoolhouse Repairs 
  1. DISCUSSION: Town Tennis Courts. 
  1. DISCUSSION: Town Court J Cap Grant. 
  1. DISCUSSION: Seminar for Local Officials. 
  1. DISCUSSION: Memorial Day Ceremony at Peru VFW. 
  1. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Essex County Snow Removal Contract. 
  1. DISCUSSION: Town Dog Park.
  1. DISCUSSION: Sewer Line Repair Financing.
  1. DISCUSSION: Illegal Trash on Town Roads.
  1. DISCUSSION: Other Business. 
  1. DISCUSSION: Public Comments on Agenda Items Only.
  1. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approve/Pay Bills. 

 MOTION:    Adjourn

Republicans Endorse Little, Stefanik, Favreau and Anderson

The Clinton County Republican Committee held their endorsement meeting for State & County candidates last night (May 19).

State Senator Betty Little was present and received a unanimous endorsement.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik was unable to attend but was also endorsed unanimously.

Surrogate Judge Candidate, William Favreau & County Court Judge Candidate, Mark Anderson were present and received  unanimous endorsements as well.

Janet Duprey received a standing ovation as she spoke of her decision to retire. Duprey also introduced Franklin County Sheriff, Kevin Mulverhill who spoke to the committee and was well received.

In other business Chairman Donald McBrayer and his wife Kara were appointed to be the Clinton County Representatives on the State Committee.

McBrayer also spoke of the Area 4 Legislative race, stating that a number or people are being approached as the committee finds a strong candidate for that position.

Another committee meeting is being scheduled for June 1st to follow up on the Area 4 and Assembly candidate selection process.

Petitions for all the above races will be circulated starting June 7th.

Lowe’s, Home Depot fined after fertilizer violation | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Stores, not including Lowe’s in Plattsburgh, violated Nutrient Runoff Law, AG says.

Source: Lowe’s, Home Depot fined after fertilizer violation | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Memorial Day is the Day to Honor Our Vets

mem dMemorial Day Service with luncheon to follow. May 30th @ 11 a.m. Open to the Public.  Come out to “Honor Our Veterans.” 

Peru Memorial VFW

710 Pleasant St, Rt 22 B

Peru, NY 12972

Peru Farm Center Has a New Look

Store Manager Jordan Keleher

Store Manager Jordan Keleher

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By John T. Ryan

Peru – The staff at Peru Farm Center is busy today preparing for their 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open House tomorrow, Friday, May 20th. Manufacturer representatives from New Holland, Husqvarna and Ferris will be on hand and there will be tractor, chain saw, skid-steer, log splitter and mower demonstrations.

The Peru Farm Center staff has been busy for several weeks remodeling the showroom, updating the displays and adding to the product line. The final touch was added early this week when the building was painted New Holland blue.

Chris Akey, who also operates Taylor Rental in Plattsburgh, took ownership of the Peru Farm Center on January 1, 2016. Jordan Keleher, a Peru native is the store manager. The business has been a Peru business mainstay since 1954.

Click here to view our January story on the change in ownership.

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Pruning Workshop Saturday, May 21st

Peru – Pruning Workshop – Saturday, May 21, 9 -11:30 a.m. at Peru Community Church, corner of Pleasant and Elm Street, Peru, NY. Cost: $20, proceeds benefit PCC Capital Improvement Campaign.  Hosted by Land Art Fine Gardening.  Limited class size. Call (518) 420-9908 or visit www.landartfinegardening.com for advance registration/further information. 

Peru CSD Annual Meeting & Election Results

Budget Proposition #1                                    Yes – 393         No –81 

Bus Proposition #2                                          Yes – 389         No – 88 

Capital Reserve Proposition #3                    Yes – 377         No – 98 

Board Member Elected                                  Rachel Romanowicz, 407 votes 

480 Total Ballots Cast

Highway Department Building to be Repaired

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By John T. Ryan

The Peru Highway Department’s sand-salt storage structure will be undergoing significant repairs this summer. On April 25th, the Town Board approved purchase of 20 steel replacement uprights from Jeffords Steel of Plattsburgh at a cost of $12,981. At its May 10th meeting the Board approved purchase of a new fabric cover from Hybrid Building Solutions of Clarence Center, NY at a cost of $25,819.

Highway Superintendent Michael Farrell said the existing structure has lasted about 16-17 years; however, salt has gradually deteriorated several uprights and the fabric top is ripped at the front and other parts of the structure.

In the future the sand-salt mixture will not be allowed to come in contact with the steel uprights which extend about 10 feet upward from the concrete foundation. Farrell said, “The building is designed to hold 5,000 yards. Any more than that will be stored outside.”

Farrell would have preferred to install a wood roof, but it was determined to be cost prohibitive. The new fabric roof is guaranteed for 15 years. Farrell hopes it will last at least 20 years.

The Peru Highway Department utilizes 5,000 to 6,000 yards of sand-salt mixture annually. A tandem truck typically carries 14 to 15 yards with salt constituting about 15% of the mixture. The department plows, sands and salts 82 miles of town highways and approximately 30 miles of Clinton County highways.

Korean War Vet Seeking Info on Three Local Vets

A message from the North Country Honor Flight Director Barrie Finnegan

“Phil West, a 79 year old Korean War veteran currently living in Albuquerque, is looking for three North Country men with whom he served in the 2267th Squadron out of Brooklyn. He’s trying to contact John Parks (John had twin brothers named Harold and Ira), Paul Gadqua, and a gentleman with the improbable name of Bat Masterson. Any help locating any of these individuals would be appreciated.”

Kevin Mulverhill joins Assembly race | News | pressrepublican.com

Franklin County sheriff will run as a Republican; Democrat candidate Billy Jones has been endorsed by Franklin County Democratic Committee.

Source: Kevin Mulverhill joins Assembly race | News | pressrepublican.com

Honor Flight Ceremony – A Great Experience

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Deb Purdy and her dad USAF Veteran Bernie Jakobetz

The Peru Gazette was honored to be present at Saturday’s North Country Flight Ceremonies in the City of Plattsburgh Recreation Center at the U.S. Oval. Bernhard Jakobetz of Peru/Harkness/AuSable was one of the honored veterans. Ron LaDuke, who is very active in our local VFW Post, was also s Honor Flight Honoree.

The Peru Volunteer Fire Department was one of the departments deploying the U.S. Flag on New York Avenue.

Click here to view more Peru Gazette photos

Other Flight Honorees included: George Barber of Plattsburgh, Donald Buschman of Derby Line, Vt., Robert Byno of Saranac Lake, Donald Campagna of Morrisonville, Norman Dumas of Malone, David Dutcher of Chazy, Paul Hood of Burlington, VT, Robert Joyce of Plattsburgh, Harold Pickering of Star Lake, Alfred Sines of Alburgh, Vt. and Michael Tetrault of Plattsburgh. The standby list includes Harold Belanger of Clintonville and Wesley True of Champlain.

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Historic School Restoration Delayed

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Expending more money to restore the historic Lyon Street School came to a halt at the Monday, Peru Town Board Meeting. When the agenda item requested by Town Historian Ron Allen came up for discussion Supervisor Peter Glushko stated, “We need a comprehensive plan for that building…we need to know what we have to do each year, but we have to budget for it. We can’t Band-Aid it every year, especially after the budget’s been done. Found money is a thing of the past, especially with the tax cap.”

Ron Allen explained that for the past three years 98% of his budget has been devoted to the schoolhouse. When the Town was gifted the building for $1.00 in 2010 Allen thought the building was in excellent condition; however, once the town took possession, structural problems were discovered. Support timbers and a sill had to be replaced and the front cement steps and patio repaired at a cost of just over $10,000.

Roofing was purchased a cost of approximately $3,000. Last year a contractor was awarded a bid to install the roofing at a cost of $3,230, but he later withdrew the bid. Monday night Ron Allen said he recently received a $6,400 bid to install the roofing. He also explained that prior to installing the roofing the tower has to be replaced and the bell has to be painted. Allen said, “These things have to be done no matter what. I have no problem putting my entire budget into this, but we’re still short.”

Supervisor Glushko agreed that the town has a responsibility to maintain the building, but he continued, “We need to have a process. I’m trying to help. Do we need to set up a committee? Do we need to get the town engineer involved? The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Is there any grant funding available? What do we want to do with that building and how do we get there?”

Councilman James Langley responded, “I have a thought. Since we have a new code enforcement officer coming onboard, why don’t we have him look it over? I’d be more than happy to go out with him.” The board agreed with Langley’s suggestion. Meanwhile, restoring the schoolhouse is at a standstill.

Upcoming Plant Nursery Tours to Vermont

A Message from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County

The Master Gardener Volunteers of Clinton County are organizing a tour to two nurseries in Vermont. On June 14 we will board a Premier Coach for a trip to Cady’s Falls Nursery in Morrisville, Vermont where we will learn about propagating plants, see some unique varieties, and wander through the many gardens. Our second nursery will be Horsford Garden and Nursery in Charlotte, Vermont, who grow over 100,000 perennials.

You will have a limited number of plants you can purchase for the return trip home due to space limitations. We will spend approximately two hours at each of the nurseries and will have rest stops along the way, including a stop at Oxbow Park, where you can enjoy any lunch or snack you bring.

Fee for the day is $40 per person which is non-refundable unless the Extension office has a need to cancel the trip. Registrations are now being taken at our office at 6064 State Route 22, Suite 5, in Plattsburgh. Call 561-7450 for more information. This is a ‘rain or shine’ excursion and you are not registered until we receive payment. Space is limited for this day long trip.

State officials rethink plan to tear up Adirondack train track | NCPR News

A Great Way to Start Your Saturday

The Peru Gazette reminds our readers that tomorrow morning (Saturday, May 14, 2016) another North Country Honor Flight will depart for Washington D.C. Ceremonies will be begin shortly after 7.a.m. at the U.S. Oval on the Old Base in Plattsburgh. The Peru Gazette will be on hand. Everyone is welcome to attend. It’s a beautiful ceremony – one that you’ll never forget!

Peru/Ausable’s Bernie Jakobetz is one of the honorees. Others include: George Barber of Plattsburgh, Donald Buschman of Derby Line, Vt., Robert Byno of Saranac Lake, Donald Campagna of Morrisonville, Norman Dumas of Malone, David Dutcher of Chazy, Paul Hood of Burlington, VT, Robert Joyce of Plattsburgh, Ronald LaDuke of Malone, Harold Pickering of Star Lake, Alfred Sines of Alburgh, Vt. and Michael Tetrault of Plattsburgh. The standby list includes Harold Belanger of Clintonville and Wesley True of Champlain.

Civil Air Patrol Honors Lynn Wilke

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Lt. Col. Lynn Wilke, Civil Air Patrol was presented with an award for 50 Years of Outstanding Service to the Civil Air Patrol. Presenting the award is Lt. Col. Tom Fusco of the Mid Eastern Group New York Wing. Lt. Col. Wilke is a member and former commander of the J. P. O’Connor Composite Squadron in Plattsburgh.

Click here to view a previous Peru Gazette story about Lynn Wilke’s life and his family’s long history of military service. 

Janet Duprey to retire | News | pressrepublican.com

Assemblywoman won’t seek re-election this fall.

Source: Janet Duprey to retire | News | pressrepublican.com

Watchdog group FOILs local government checkbooks – Capitol Confidential

Peru Cemetery Cleanup on Saturday, May 28th

The Peru Cemetery Association is organizing a cleanup day on Saturday 5/28/2016 9am-12pm  (Memorial Day weekend). Historically, Memorial Day weekend was the time for families to visit the cemetery and “spruce up” their family plots.  So please join us Saturday morning May 28th (the cemetery is behind TD Bank).  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any of our board members.  

Peru Cemetery Association Board Members:

Darrell Altizer. 643-7957

Barbara Perry 643-8822

Scott Sartwell 643-2508

Marian Peters 643-2226

Chris Mullen 834-9334

Contact Information Needed

May 11, 2016

Letter to the Editor

The Peru Central School Class of 1966 is planning the 50th Golden Anniversary of their graduation to be celebrated on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

In trying to connect with all members of our class, there are a few that we don’t have contact information. If anyone has contact information for the following individuals (address, phone number and/or email), please contact me at cheryl.breen-randall@verizon.net as soon as possible.

We are looking for: Calvin Arnold, Myrna Ashline, Douglas M. Ball, Richard L. Bash, Susan M. Beattie, Judith Ann Beckstead, Dianne F. Breen, Jacqueline Brown (Lewis), Hollis G. Brunton, Dale R. Buirch, Barbara M. Caldwell, Mary A. Chase, David W. Columbe, Gary A. Connors, Marion J. Coston, Michael J. Davis, Lesby Ann DeLaGarza, Margaret A. Dillon, Deborah A. Dukette, Salli Ann Fountain, Lindell A. Glenn, Mary A. Green, Walter L. Green, Diana Hamel, Barbara L. Harrington, Nancy C. Langston, Robert E. Langston, Catherine A. Lowrey, Lois J. Mason, J. Richard (Rick) Miller, Michael J. Palsgrove, Roland E. Patno, Ronald W. Patno, Donald S. Robertson, James H. St. Dennis, Starr M. St. John, Christopher R. Sanchez, Carl L. Sears, James E. Sommers, Sandra L. Sorrell, Thomas S. Walker, David J. Warwick, Reginald H. Way, David J. Wells, and Robert B. Wilkinson.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Cheryl (Woodward) Breen-Randall

Peru Central School Class of ‘66

Lake Placid, NY 12946

Tetrault’s Appointment is Official

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Edited 05/15/16 to include the need for a sewer treatment plant upgrade among the challenges facing the community. 

By John T. Ryan

Peru – At the Monday, May 9, 2016 Town Board meeting, Supervisor Peter Glushko announced that Courtney Tetrault has passed the required civil service tests officially qualifying him as Water and Sewer Department Superintendent. Tetrault had been serving as Interim Superintendent since last July when he succeeded longtime Superintendent Greg Timmons. Tetrault’s annual salary will be $54,500.

A 1992 graduate of Peru High School, Courtney Tetrault joined the Water and Sewer Department staff in about 1996. The Department’s seven full-time employees (including Courtney) and one part-time employee are responsible for providing water services to 800 users and a sewer services to 582 users along with maintaining all of Peru’s parks, town properties, the walking trail and several cemeteries.

Tetrault told The Peru Gazette his primary challenge would be coping with the community’s aging sewer infrastructure. Several major sewer lines, pump stations and the sewer treatment plant must be either replaced or upgraded in the very near future. While the water system has been improved, water lines on several streets still need to be replaced. Grants are being sought; however, Peru’s higher than average median income appears to be a grant roadblock.

New Code Enforcement Officer Hired

By John T. Ryan

Effective May 23, 2016, Robert Guynup will be the Town of Peru’s Code and Zoning Enforcement Officer (CEO). Guynup’s appointment was approved at the Monday, May 9, 2016 Town Board Meeting. Guynup replaces Frank Slycord who resigned in early March. Guynup will be on probationary status for one year. He must also pass the Clinton County Civil Service examination. His starting salary in Peru is $40,869.

Guynup has been a code compliance officer in the City of Bozeman, Montana for the past year. For the previous 15 years he was the code enforcement officer in the Towns of Wilmington and Black Brook, NY.

Supervisor Peter Glushko said, “I think we’ve come up with a good fit for the town. Bob has the experience and the personality for the position.” Town Board members, Zoning Board Chairman Rob Bashaw and Acting CEO Steve Imhoff participated in the interview process.

Several Peru building projects are underway or pending and a number of open building permits have to be closed. Councilman Donald McBrayer, Liaison to the Zoning and Code Enforcement Office, said, “It’s important that we hire someone who can hit the ground running.”

Annual Meeting and School Budget Vote on Tuesday, May 17

Editors Note: See the last paragraph of the legal notice for the place and time of the budget and board of education member vote. 

PERU CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT CLINTON COUNTY NEW YORK NOTICE OF ANNUAL DISTRICT MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the ANNUAL MEETING of the inhabitants of the Peru Central School District, Peru, New York, qualified to vote at school meetings in the district will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, from 12:00 Noon to 9:00 p.m. for the transaction of such business as is authorized by Education Law.

AND NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN, that the ANNUAL BUDGET HEARING of the inhabitants of the Peru Central School District, Peru, New York, will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 7 p.m., in the Jr/Sr High School Community Room.

AND NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN, that the ANNUAL MEETING shall include the following three (3) propositions:

Budget Proposition No. 1

Shall the Board of Education of Peru Central School District be authorized to expend a sum not to exceed $45,075,047 for the 2016‐2017 school year, and to levy the necessary tax therefor?

Bus Proposition No. 2

Shall the Board of Education of the Peru Central School District be authorized to purchase and, at the option of the Board, finance three (3) standard 65-passenger school buses, including related and ancillary equipment, at a maximum estimated cost of $119,636.91 each, and one (1) wheelchair school bus,  including related and ancillary equipment, at a maximum estimated cost of $129,159.78, for a total aggregate maximum cost of $488,070.51, and to raise the necessary funds therefor by a tax upon the taxable property of said District to be levied and collected in annual installments in the years and in the amounts as the Board of Education shall determine, with such tax to be partially offset by State aid available therefor and, in anticipation of such tax, by either the issuance of debt obligations of the said School District or by a lease/purchase financing for such school buses, in either case in an amount not to exceed such estimated aggregate cost?

Capital Reserve Proposition No. 3

Shall the Board of Education of the Peru Central School District be authorized and directed to establish a reserve fund pursuant to Education Law Section 3651 to be known as the “General Purpose Capital Reserve Fund,” for the purpose of paying, in whole or in part, the costs of additions, alterations, renovations or other improvements to District buildings and facilities, site improvements at District facilities and grounds, including athletic fields, playgrounds, recreation areas, parking areas, roadways, sidewalks and other site improvements, the acquisition of school buses and other vehicles, the acquisition and installation of furnishings, equipment, machinery, and apparatus, and all costs incidental to any of the foregoing, with the ultimate amount of such reserve fund not exceeding $1,750,000.00 plus any accrued earnings on amounts deposited in such reserve fund,  the probable existence of said reserve fund being ten (10) years, but said reserve fund continuing in existence for its stated purpose until liquidated in accordance with Education Law, and the source from which funds shall be obtained for said reserve fund being (a) current and future unappropriated fund balances from the General Fund of the School District, as directed by the Board of Education, (b) fund balances transferred from other reserve funds of the School District, as may be authorized by the Board of Education or the voters from time to time, and (c) any other appropriations authorized by the voters from time to time?

AND NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN, that a copy of the statement of expenditures which will be required in the ensuing year for school purposes, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any taxpayer in the District during the fourteen days immediately preceding the ANNUAL MEETING and on the day of this meeting, except Saturday, Sunday or a Holiday, at any district school house, during the designated hours of 8:00 a.m. ? 4:00 p.m.

AND NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN, that petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed in the district clerk’s office no later than the 18th day of April 2016, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  There is one (1) vacant position to be filled on the Board of Education, due to the expiration of the term of Mr. Brian Post.  The seat is at large for a full five year term from July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2021.  Each petition must be directed to the School District Clerk, shall be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District, and shall state the name, residence and phone number of the candidate.  Petitions are obtainable from the District Clerk or via the web at www.perucsd.org.

AND NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN, that applications for absentee ballots will be available from the District Clerk, except on Saturdays, Sundays or school holidays, or via the web at www.perucsd.org.  Applications are obtainable from the District Clerk between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., except on April 25 ? April 29, 2016, when they will be available between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Completed applications must be received by the District Clerk not later than 4:00 p.m. on May 10, 2016, if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter.  Completed applications received after 4:00 p.m. on May 10, 2016, will require the voter personally appear at the Office of the District Clerk to receive an absentee ballot.  Completed absentee ballots must be received in the office of the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.  A listing of all persons to whom an absentee ballot is issued will be available for inspection by any qualified voter in the Office of the District Clerk during the five days immediately preceding the ANNUAL MEETING, except Sunday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. through May 17, 2016.  Such listing will also be posted at the polling place on the day of the vote.

AND NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN, that the qualified voters of the School District shall be entitled to vote at said annual vote and election.  A qualified voter is one who is (1) a citizen of the United States of America, (2) eighteen years of age or older, and (3) resident within the School District for a period of thirty (30) days next preceding the annual vote and election.  The School District may require all persons offering to vote at the budget vote and election to provide one form of proof of residency pursuant to Education Law §2018-c.  Such form must include a driver’s license, a non-driver identification card, a utility bill, or a voter registration card.

AND NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN, that voting on the budget and for one member of the Board of Education will take place on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, between the hours of 12:00 noon and 9:00 p.m., in the Gymnasium of the JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING of the Peru Central School District.  Voting will be via machine.

Class of 2016 Supports Babbie Museum

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L-R David Babbie, Hunter Sartwell, Leeward Babbie

Hunter Sartwell, Ambassador of the Peru High School Class of 2016, presented a $250 check to the Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum at the Museum’s Board of Directors May 2016 meeting. 

For the past four years the Babbie Museum has supported the Peru Class of 2016 by allowing them use of a trailer for class floats and the museum facility to make and store their float. Hunter is a longtime volunteer at the museum.

Coastland Dr., Fuller Rd. and Calkins Rd. Variance Requests on Zoning Board Agenda

AGENDA ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016 @ 7:00 PM TOWN OF PERU

1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3. ROLL CALL

4. APPROVAL of February 17th, 2016 minutes.

5. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing

6. APPLICATIONS:

  • 1. Area Variance: Mike & Colleen Lemza Area Variance 18 Coastland Dr. Z-2016-005
  • 2. Area Variance: Craig Lamoy Area Variance 519 Fuller Rd. Z-2016-006
  • 3. Use Variance: Roger Bonner Use Variance 591 Calkins Rd. Z-2016-007

7. ANY FURTHER BUSINESS:

8. CEO REPORT:

9. ADJOURNMENT

15 Lot Major Subdivision Plans on Planning Board Agenda

AGENDA PLANNING BOARD WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016 @ 7:00 PM TOWN OF PERU

1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3. ROLL CALL 4. APPROVAL of April 13th, 2016 minutes.

5. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing

6. APPLICATIONS:

15 Lot Major Subdivision: Winter Lane LLC 15 Lot Major Subdivision Maplewood Drive, Washington Street, Mannix Road

7. ANY FURTHER BUSINESS:

8. CEO REPORT:

9. ADJOURNMENT

Agenda – Town Board Meeting of Monday, May 9th

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING May 9, 2016 7:00 PM 

  1. Call Meeting To Order
  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  1. Roll Call
  1. MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of April 25, 2016.
  1. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from all Departments: (Water/Sewer/Valcour; Highway; Town Clerk; Dog Control; Youth Department; Code/Zoning; Supervisor’s Report; Court; Website; and Banking Reports)
  1. Community Input
  1. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Town Park Road Shortening.
  1. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Highway Salt Shed Repairs. 
  1. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Code/Zoning Office Update. 
  1. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Water & Wastewater Plant Operator Position 
  1. DISCUSSION: Town Dog Park. 
  1. DISCUSSION: Town G Mail Accounts. 
  1. DISCUSSION: Bear Swamp Road Sidewalk Plan. 
  1. DISCUSSION: Grant Option for Pickleball Court. 
  1. DISCUSSION: Sewer Line Repair Financing. 
  1. DISCUSSION: Longest Day of Play Event. 
  1. DISCUSSION: Lyons Road School House Repair. 
  1. DISCUSSION: Per Diem Meal Rates 
  1. Other Business. 
  1. Community Input on Agenda Items.
  1. Motion to Adjourn.

School Board Agenda for Tuesday, May 10th

Peru Central’s Board of Education launches its regular monthly meeting and annual budget hearing on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6 PM at the school district’s Community Room, adjacent to the main entrance of Peru Jr/Sr High School.  An executive session associated with particular personnel matters will take place immediately following the 6 PM start.  The school board is slated to reconvene for public session business at approximately 7:00 PM.  Anticipated topics include: 

Public Hearing on the Annual Budget Vote

Public Hearing on the District’s Code of Conduct

Award of Refuse & Recycling Bid

Review of Athletic Handbook 

The full agenda is available at www.perucsd.org 

All are welcome.

Longtime Pasquale’s Chefs Are Now Owners

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L-R Jerry Johnson and David Hamilton

By John T. Ryan

Peru – On January 1, 2016 Jerry Johnson and David Hamilton took on a new role at Pasquale’s Restaurant and Sports Bar. They became co-owners of the business. Both men are longtime head chefs at the extremely popular eatery that Scott Bazzano operated since 2004. Dave Hamilton said, “Scott would joke asking us why we didn’t buy the business. A few months ago he showed us the business numbers and they worked out. Jerry and I had been talking about owning a restaurant for years.”

Both Johnson and Hamilton are Peru natives. They graduated from Peru High School in the early 90’s and have worked in the restaurant industry ever since. Jerry Johnson recalled, “I started as a dishwasher at the Royal Savage and Valcour Lodge. I got hooked on it.” He went on to become head chef at the respected Windows on the Bay in Plattsburgh and Crickets in Peru. In 2007 he became Pasquale’s head chef. Dave Hamilton worked in several restaurants before joining Jerry as a sous chef at Crickets and in 2008 at Pasquale’s.

Needless to say, both men are enthusiastic about their new business opportunity. Hamilton said that they have always taken a personal interest in the business and ensured that food leaving the kitchen was properly prepared and presented. Asked why Pasquale’s has been so successful, Dave Hamilton said, “I think it’s been our consistency. People know if they liked a meal once they’re going to get another good meal the next time they visit.  People also like our portion size. They know if they can’t eat it all here, they’re going to have lunch the next day.”

Customers have the choice of the Adirondack-Italian atmosphere of the 50-seat dining room or the 30-seat sports bar with its 8 televisions featuring the NFL, NHL and MLB sports packages and New York Lotto. Hamilton said, “The sports bar is a fun atmosphere. We have a wide choice of craft beers along with old time American favorites.” Pasquale’s Romeo chicken wings with their tangy, sweet sauce are definitely best sellers. Hamilton said, “Some people are obsessed with the sauce. I’ve seen people drink it.” Burgers made with Kilcoyne Farms’ high quality, flavorful beef have been an instant hit.

Having grown up locally both men know many Peru residents. Johnson said, “People have been very supportive. We want people to know we’re here to serve the community. We want to contribute back to the community.”

Pasquale’s is located at 2931 Route 22 just across the street from the Tops Plaza. It’s open seven days a week: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Call 643-0799 for information or reservations.

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Part of Jenkins Street Closed Wednesday

The Town of Peru Highway Department will be closing Jenkins Street from School Street to house #20 on Wednesday, May 4th from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. for cross culvert replacement. There will be no thru traffic, including emergency vehicles, during that time period.

Main Street Revitalization Underway

A message from Adele Douglas of Peru’s Main Street Project Committee

As part of the Town’s Main Street Project, a focus group will be meeting on Monday, May 16th, from 6:00 to 7:30pm at the Town Hall. If you live on, operate or own a business on Rte 22, between Bear Swamp Rd and Sullivan Park, please join us.The purpose is to discuss streetscape and revitalization ideas.

If you can’t attend, or live elsewhere, there will be an open house for all the community community later in the year to present the streetscape and revitalization ideas to all Peru residents and businesses. The Town’s Main Street Committee has been working with River Street Consulting and Place Alliance to develop some ways to make our Main St more walkable, attractive and business friendly, we’re looking forward to sharing these ideas and getting your input. Main St Committee members include: Dwane Bast, Adele Douglas, Judi Grant, Nicki LaPlante, Don McBrayer, Becky Pace, Diana Padron, Mark Robinson, Jerry Ross and Anne Marie Spear.

Knights Celebrate 30th Tournament

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Peru – St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 will host its 30th annual charity golf tournament on Friday, June 17th at the Adirondack Golf and Country Club. The four-person scramble will start at 10 AM followed by an awards dinner in the clubhouse. The cost is $300 per team. Obtain entry forms and information from Greg Lombard at 643-0242 or email gnetlombard@charter.net.

A Community Jewel

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Peru – April 30, 2016

59 degrees, sunny and absolutely beautiful at Heyworth/Mason Park about 5 p.m today. This morning volunteers planted trees along the park riverbank. This afternoon joggers, families and teens were enjoying the park and walking trail. Jerry Ero, who planted trees this morning, was back. This time he was picking up any things (cigarette butts, candy wrappers, etc.) dropped by some users. Most people are taking great pride in their park and trail. What a wonderful addition to our community!

Click here to view 14 photos taken today. 

Volunteers Got it Done

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Approximately 20 volunteers planted about 225 trees this morning at Heyworth/Mason Park. The goal was to prevent or reduce river erosion. The trees were donated by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The program was coordinated by the Clinton County Soil and Conservation District and Adele Douglas here in Peru. It was an absolutely beautiful day to plant trees.

Pickleball Courts Will Have to Wait

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The Peru Town Board and many Peru residents have had hopes that by late this year pickleball courts would be ready for play at the now closed Jenkins Street tennis courts. It’s not going to happen! At the Monday, April 25th Town Board meeting Counselor Donald McBrayer, a vocal pickleball supporter, explained, “The NYS grant we would have received was for finishing only. We would be responsible for getting the sub-surface up to grade. That would have required us to dig down three feet, build it back out and pave it. We also had to do repairs on the fence. All this would have cost $30,000, which we simply don’t have at the moment.” When the high cost was determined, constructing only one court was considered, but the grant administrator determined that the $32,000 grant would have a greater impact in Plattsburgh where that amount of money would finish five new courts.

After listening to McBrayer’s report Board members discussed alternatives such as establishing courts at the Laphams Mills Park. Councilman McBrayer continues to favor a location inside the hamlet citing the Peru’s Comprehensive Plan, which advocates offering activities such as pickleball inside the hamlet. McBrayer also cited periodic limited parking at Laphams Mills Park. He views pickleball as an activity rather than an organized sport such as those supervised by the Peru Youth Commission.

Meanwhile, the Jenkins Street tennis court gates will remain locked until the Board determines if there is an appropriate and affordable use for the property.

Code Enforcement Officer Interviews Next Week

By John T. Ryan

The Peru Town Board will be interviewing candidates for Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) on Monday, May 2nd and Tuesday, Mary 3rd. Town Supervisor Peter Glushko said seven applications had been received as of the Monday, April 25th Town Board Meeting.

Glushko and Counselors James Langley and Donald McBrayer met with Acting CEO Steve Imhoff late last week. Glushko said, “We discussed tightening up the office so that we enforce all laws and rules.” Glushko also said permit fee increases were discussed. The increased fees would likely apply to developments that involve multiple inspections and many hours of the CEO’s time.

Peru Highway Paving Plans Specified

By John T. Ryan

The Peru Highway Department plans to pave a little over 3 miles of highway this summer. At the Peru Town Board Meeting of April 25, 2016 Highway Superintendent Michael Farrell said the roadways would include: McDonald Place, Birchwood Drive, LaFlure Lane, Maplewood Drive, Paine Street and a portion of the Patent Rd.

NYS Community Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) monies of $214,015 will pay for the paving. Farrell said highway paving costs approximately $60,000 per mile.

PCS Class of 65 Planning Reunion

The Peru Central School Class of 65 is having a (51st!) class reunion July 29, 30, 31. We are hoping to bring most of our 160+ classmates back to the North Country for a memorable and fun-filled reunion. 

We have not had a full-scale reunion in 31 years and as a result are struggling to find everyone! We are looking for  classmates who both graduated with us or were with us for most of our high school years. 

If you were (or know someone who was) in Peru’s class of 1965, and have not yet heard from us, we would like to send you reunion information.  Please contact me by either email or phone.

Carlene Allen Wood

Peru Central School Class of 65

cmawood@gmail.com

107 Jabez Allen Road

Peru, NY 12972

513-509-8755(call or text)

Town Historian’s Office Hours Change

Beginning May 4th, Town of Peru Historian Ron Allen will be in his office at the Town Hall every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. Other hours are available by appointment by calling Ron at 561-0038.

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LAKE PLACID — The new Marshalls store here is expected to add about 60 full- and part-time jobs.

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THERA-PETS, A 501©3 NOT FOR PROFIT PUBLIC CHARITY ANNOUNCES ITS ANNUAL MEETING

The Annual Meeting will be held on April 26 at 6:00 PM at the Peru Community Church.  The following items will be on the agenda: 

1)  Fiscal report for the year January 1 to December 31, 2015

2)  Nomination and election of officers, 3 slots are open. 

3) Discussion of the following free programs will be presented: 

    a)  JJ…a  program for children with developmental issues or challenges. 

    b.  Grieving children. 

    c.  Nursing home, assisted living, hospital visitation with animals, mostly miniature donkeys. 

On-site programs are held on the Butternut Ridge Farm located at 648 Calkins Road, Peru, NY 12972

The Peru Gazette apologizes for missing this announcement in our email. It was received on April 16th. 

Volunteers Needed

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A date and time have been set and volunteers are needed to plant trees in Heyworth/Mason Park. Anyone willing to help should report to the park this coming Saturday, April 30th at 9 a.m. Over 200 trees will be planted near or on the banks of the Little Ausable River. The goal is to prevent or reduce riverbank erosion. All necessary tools will be provided.

The Department of Environmental Conservation is providing the trees at no charge to the Town of Peru. The Clinton County Soil Conservation District is coordinating the program. If you have questions, please call Adele Douglas at 643-7863.

Hydrant Flushing May Affect Water Quality

The Town of Peru Water and Sewer Department will be flushing hydrants from May 2 to May 6th. Users may experience low water pressure and cloudy water during this process.

Tasty Food, Good Conversation and Activities

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L-R Bernie Jakobetz, Melissa & David Goodrich, Jane Gage, Ann Wilke

By John T. Ryan

Peru – Are you a person age 60 or older or do you know anyone 60 or over who would appreciate a good meal, a few laughs and interesting conversation? If the answer is “yes,” you’ll find all of this and more at 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Peru Community Church Fellowship Center. The Peru Gazette stopped by the Fellowship Center this past Thursday. We sampled the food, talked to everyone and we loved it!

Thursday’s menu featured a delicious salad, michigans, tasty potatoes, green beans, fruit-filled jello and unforgettable banana cake – all this for a suggested donation of $3.00 for folks 60 and over and $8 for anyone under 60. Reservations are requested. Just call 561-8320. A Peru phone (420-4184) will be activated in the near future. The Senior Citizens Council of Clinton County and the New York State and Clinton County Offices of the Aging sponsor the meal program. The sponsors recently responded to participant requests to return the program to the Fellowship Center in the center of Peru hamlet.  Meals had been served at the Peru VFW for several years.

The ladies and gentlemen enjoying Thursday’s meal had a diverse background. They included Bernie Jakobetz, a retired member of the U.S. Air Force; David Goodrich, a retired corrections officer and race horse trainer; Melissa Goodrich, a homemaker who earned a teaching degree in special education after her children left home; Jane Gage, a nurse who later became a nursing home administrator; Ann Wilke, a longtime medical office administrator and active community member; and a Korea native (who departed before we could get her name) who immigrated to the United States and ultimately became a missionary in Africa.

The meal program is designed to get seniors (irregardless of income) out of their homes to socialize and enjoy healthful, good tasting meals. Video bowling is also offered each Monday and Wednesday. Dave Goodrich remarked, “We love to play cards and would if we had a few more people coming.” Bingo is another option if enough people show interest.

Menus April and May

 

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING April 25 @ 7:00 PM

 1. Call Meeting To Order

  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  1. Roll Call
  1. MOTION: Approval of Minutes of the March 28, 2016 Regular Board Meeting.
  1. Community Input
  1. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: New Cover for Highway Salt Shed 
  1. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: First Niagara Leasing Agreement. 
  1. DISCUSSION: CHIPs Update. 
  1. DISCUSSION: Code Enforcement Officer Interviews. 
  1. DISCUSSION: Code Office Update. 
  1. DISCUSSION: Subdivision Regulations Committee. 
  1. DISCUSSION: Dunkin Doughnuts Sidewalk.
  1. DISCUSSION: Pickle Ball Court Update.
  1. DISCUSSION: Main Street Committee Update 
  1. DISCUSSION: Change in Town Historian Office Hours.
  1. DISCUSSION: Peru International Festival III.
  1. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Adjourn to Executive Session. 
  1. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Return to Regular Session.
  1. DISCUSSION: Other Business. 
  1. DISCUSSION: Public Comments on Agenda Items Only.
  1. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approve/Pay Bills. 

MOTION:    Adjourn

Plattsburgh Sears Store to Close

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It’s Flower Time

1Spring should be arriving soon, and many people will be thinking about their flower gardens! Why not purchase your plants from the Peru Community Church Ladies Guild who will be selling geraniums, begonias and marigolds, by order only, in May. There will be three colors of geraniums (red, white and pink), and the cost will be $1.50 per plant. The begonias will be mixed colors in a six pack, and the cost will be $1.75 per six pack. The marigolds will be mixed colors in a six pack, and the cost will be $1.75 per six pack.

Flowers can be ordered until May 15th. Pick up date is May 20th from 12:00 to 6:00 pm. Orders can be made by calling the church office, 643-8641. Every person who orders will be eligible to win a door prize of a wooden plant stand/bench made by Steve Dennie.

In Peru, This Saturday April 23 – 6 pm – “After Midnight” – a Patsy Cline Experience

“After Midnight” – a Patsy Cline experience with Courtney Shayne – is Saturday, April 23, at 6 pm at the Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm Street, Peru. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door; children 12 and under are free.

Hailing from the Albany area, Courtney Shayne as Patsy Cline wowed the crowd when last here in 2014. Enjoy great music and interesting stories about the life this country music icon, lost too soon. With audience participation, this will be a fun evening for young and old alike. Come kick up your heels – there’s also space for dancing!

Advance tickets are available through 3 pm, Friday, April 22 at the church office, 13 Elm Street, or by contacting the organizers, Howard and Debbie Bell at 518-643-2261, or Jane Way at 518-569-4514. Doors open at 5:15pm, tickets will be sold at the door, but space is limited. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the show.

Proceeds benefit the Capital Fund for building upgrades at the church, including the new roof installed last year at the Fellowship Center.

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