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DEC Announces Summer Camp Registrations Open – – The Adirondack Almanack

Source: DEC Announces Summer Camp Registrations Open – – The Adirondack Almanack

Plattsburgh Housing Authority hopes to rehab, reuse dilapidated properties | NCPR News

Source: Plattsburgh Housing Authority hopes to rehab, reuse dilapidated properties | NCPR News

Tri-County ARTSMAP Preview Party at Strand Center for the Arts November 18th, 2017

The Strand Center for the Arts is holding a Preview Party for the Tri-County ARTSMAP – a web-based interactive map of the region’s artists, individuals and cultural organizations.  The ARTSMAP Preview Party will be held on the Strand Center for the Arts’ lawn from 1 – 4, Saturday, November 18, 2017. The ARTSMAP will be […]

Peru Gazette’s First Community Video

Click here to view a 31 minute video of today’s VFW Post 309 Veteran’s Day Service. 

VFW Post 309 Honors Veterans and an Educator

By John T. Ryan Peru – The largest crowd in recent memory attended today’s Veterans Day Service at Peru VFW Post 309. Post Commander Bill Lefebvre was the Master of Ceremonies. Cadets from the James P. O’Connor Composite Squad, Civil Air Patrol posted the Colors. Rev. Alan Shnob, Pastor of St. Augustine’s led the opening […]

Celebrate Veterans Day at the Peru VFW Post 209, 710 Pleasant St., Peru, NY. Service at 11 a.m. on Saturday. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. A complimentary lunch will be served. 

Tops to Honor Veterans and Active Military on Veterans Day

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts announced today that the company will offer military personnel and their immediate families an 11 percent discount off of their grocery bill this Veterans Day. On Saturday, November 11, Tops Markets will honor […]

Please Make Time to Cast Your Ballot Tuesday – It’s a Right and a Responsibility

By John T. Ryan On Tuesday, November 7th Peru voters will have the opportunity to chose their town leaders for the next four years. This is a so-called off-year election: nevertheless, it’s a very important election. The voters’ choices may determine the future of Peru.  PERU Sample Ballot The proposals for a Constitutional Convention and […]

Assemblyman D. Billy Jones to host Annual Santa Sprint to benefit the North Country Honor Flight

From the Office of Assemblyman D. Billy Jones Assemblyman D. Billy Jones will host the Annual Santa Sprint 5K on Saturday November 25, 2017 with a race start time at 9am. Pre-registration is $20 and can be done online at Same day registration will be held from 7:30am until 8:30am. Race start and end […]

Wreath Workshop

On Saturday, December 2,  the Cornell Cooperative Extension will be holding its ever-popular natural wreath workshop at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office 6064 Route 22 in Plattsburgh from 10:00am to noon. You will be supplied with a 14-inch grapevine wreath and your choice of pinecones, acorns, nuts, and lots of other found items that nature […]

Babbie Museum – A Hands-On Successful Experience

By John T. Ryan Peru – Babbie Museum Volunteer Carol Rock presented an uplifting museum report to the Peru Town Board at its October 23rd meeting. Over the museum’s 83 days of operation in 2017 it entertained about 2,000 visitors. It enjoys the support from almost 50 local sponsors/donors and visitors give the museum 4.8 […]

Lake Champlain International Film Festival Returns to Plattsburgh Nov. 1-5

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. Films made as part of a cell-phone film contest are among those featured at the fourth annual Lake Champlain International Film Festival, taking place Nov. 1 to 5 at the Strand Center for the Arts, 25 Brinkerhoff St., in downtown Plattsburgh. In addition to films submitted from around the world that include topics […]

Your Chance to Comment on Peru’s 2018 Budget

The Town Of Peru, Town Board will be holding a Public Hearing on the 2018 Preliminary Budget on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM, at The Peru Town Hall. The proposed schedule of salaries for elected Town Officials are as follows: Supervisor:                              $24,600.00 Town Clerk/Tax Collector      $24,897.00 Highway Superintendent        $57,509.00 Town Board    (4)                    $  […]

Tuesday, November 7

Peru Lions Club Annual Election Day Spaghetti Dinner. Serving 4:30 PM to 7 PM. at Peru Community Church Fellowship Center. $7 Adults; $4 Children 6-12; Children 5 and under Free. The Peru Central School Chorus perform again this year at this event. All proceeds benefit Peru Lions’ sight preservation goals and the Clubs’ support of numerous projects […]

Peru craft show will benefit memorial scholarship program – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Peru craft show will benefit memorial scholarship program – Sun Community News & Printing

Professional Rescuer Instructor Course Offered at SUNY Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.  — A CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer Instructor course will be held Nov. 2, 6, 9 and 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Memorial Hall. Participants must be at least 16, possess current American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification or the equivalent, and successfully complete the course’s online […]

See Your Local Leaders at Work

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, October 23 @ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the October 10, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: Babbie’s Museum Presentation DISCUSSION: Tobacco Free Facilities. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Fund Transfers. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Close Out H-25 Capital Project Bank Account DISCUSSION: Water/Wastewater Grant Update. […]

Your Chance to Learn More About Alzheimer’s

Peru – Almost every family has been impacted Alzheimers disease and many people have questions about the disease. Beginning on November 6th, James Hardman of the Alzheimer’s Association will present four monthly informational programs at the Peru Community Church Fellowship Center. They will be conducted at 1 p.m. on the first Mondays of the month […]

11th Annual Walk of Faith

Opening Ceremonies and the beginning of today’s 11th Annual Walk of Faith. Members of the Peru Community and St. Augustine’s Church communities joined together in a spirt of fellowship to support the North Country Mission of Hope, The Jamaica Project and the Red Bird Mission in Kentucky. It was windy, but the temperature was is […]

Jointa Lime asphalt plant opens in Plattsburgh – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Jointa Lime asphalt plant opens in Plattsburgh – Sun Community News & Printing

Major Upgrade to a Peru Elementary School Playground

By John T. Ryan Peru – If you’ve driven by the Peru Elementary Schol playground on the sweeping Route 22B curve this week, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the many, many children enjoying the new, very large, playground apparatus. The Peru Parent Teachers Organization (PTO) and the school district are responsible for purchasing the improved equipment. PTO […]

Congratulations to the Latest Hall of Fame Members

Honorees at last night’s PCS Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet. Ft. Row L-R Lynn Ezero Dwinell, Alison Spear, Back Row L-R Harry Duprey, Mike Oertel, Mike Rock. Thanks to Gary Edwards for the photo. Click here to read a previous story on their accomplishments. 

Champlain Valley BPW to Host “Meet the Candidates” October 17th  

The Champlain Valley Business & Professional Women’s Club will host their annual “Meet the Candidates” Forum on Tuesday, October 17th at the Plattsburgh City Hall Rotunda. Doors will open at 5pm and the program will begin at 5:30pm. Champlain Valley BPW is giving candidates for office at the town and county level as well as […]

Here’s a Great Weekend Family Activity

Harvest Weekend October 7-8, 2017 109am-4pm 250 River Road, Peru, NY   12972   (518)643-8052   Sat. 1pm-4pm Suzanne & Shelby Moore bring their blind pup, Pepper and her book “Pepper Finds Her Way” for story time and book signing.   Sat/Sun – Mary Heald from Brooke Sylvan Spinners will be here to demonstrate flax […]

Mission of Hope Opens Peru Warehouse

Click here for a TV5 News Report 

Call to Artisans and the Creative

Strand Center for the Arts Announces that The ARTrageous Entertainment Auction will be held November 11, 2017. Rebranding its long successful Arms and Legs Auction where creative community minded people and regional artist take household items and create works of art from the whimsical to a masterpiece. This year we have an “entertainment” theme, but […]

Superintendent Appointment on Special Meeting Agenda

Peru Central School District’s Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, October 5th at 7:15 AM in the District’s Community Room, located in the Jr/Sr High School at 17 School Street. The anticipated topic is discussion of the appointment of a Superintendent of Schools. No other school board or school district business […]

Area youth coaches to engage in suicide prevention campaign – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Area youth coaches to engage in suicide prevention campaign – Sun Community News & Printing

Honor Flight Ceremonies Are Always Memorable

Click here for the Hometown Cable Recording of Saturday’s Honor Flight Ceremonies. 

Firefighters Honor Vets

Several of the North Country Firefighters and Ambulance Crews who honored the Honor Flight Veterans this morning. Peru’s Department was present and accounted for as always. Click here for more Peru Gazette Firefighter Photos 

Honor Flight #21 is in Progress

By John T. Ryan Sept. 30th Plattsburgh – A huge crowd was present early this morning at the Plattsburgh Recreation Center to wish 16 North Country Veterans well as they departed on the 21st North Country Honor Fight to Washington D.C. 314 vets have flown on the 21 flights. Today’s veterans in order of introduction: […]

The Strand Center’s Juried Show “Reflections” Opens Friday, October 7

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts annually hosts a juried show open to artists of all ages and mediums. This year, the theme of the show is “Reflections” and participants were encouraged to submit artwork that captures a reflection or reflections, either in a natural pool of water, the chrome bumper of […]

Health Insurance Information Fair October 12

Plattsburgh – AHI-Adirondack Health Institute and the Southern Adirondack Independent Living (SAIL) Center are pleased to announce a Health Insurance Information Fair being held from 3:00 — 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road, Plattsburgh. Community members of any age are encouraged to come and check out […]

A Letter of Thanks

September 24, 2017 Letter to Editor Dear Editor: Many sponsors and area businesses, organizations and friends of Scott supported the inaugural Coach Scott Woodward Memorial Duathlon on September 23rd in the Town of Peru. More than $3,000 was raised for Scott’s memorial scholarship at Peru Central School where annually three seniors who participate in track, cross-country […]

“Just DU IT”

Thanks to Joanne Kennedy the Peru Gazette has a few photos of this morning’s Scott Woodward Duathlon. Over 50 people competed in the ‘Coach’s Just Du It!” duathlon created by family and friends of Scott. The run/bike race started and finished at Lamham Mills Recreation Park in Peru. All proceeds support a memorial scholarship fund at […]

Singers Wanted

A message from John Stafford, a member of the Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir. Yes, it is almost that time of year. Anyone thinking about joining the Peru / Keeseville Ecumenical Choir, the first rehearsal starts tomorrow Sunday Sept 24th 6:30pm at the United Methodist Church on Front St in Keeseville. It’d be great to have some […]

Brief Agenda for Monday’s TB Meeting

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, September 25 @ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the September 11, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: Tobacco Free Facilities. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Clinton County Assessment Services Contract. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Adjourn to Executive Session. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Return to Regular Session. DISCUSSION: Reducing ZBA […]

Peru Athletic Hall of Fame to Add Five New Members

  The Peru Athletic Hall of Fame newest members are: Mike Rock Class of 67, Harry Duprey 71, Alison Spear 83, Lynn “Ezero” Dwinell 86 and Mike Oertel 2003. The 2017 Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Saturday, October 7th at the Plattsburgh Moose Lodge, 90 Sharron Avenue. 6:00 social, and 7:00 dinner @ […]

Thinking About Delicious Chicken & Biscuits

The dinner this year will be presented at the Harkness Church Hall (776 Hallock Hill Road, Peru) on Sunday October 15th from 4 until 6:30pm. Bring your family and meet your friends at one of the North Country’s best church suppers; the meal includes chicken and biscuit, gravy, mashed potatoes, squash, peas, coleslaw, dessert and […]

Tremendous Turnout for Applefest Parade

Thanks to the participation of local schools, institutions, groups and many individuals the 2017 Applefest Parade was a great success. Click here to view more Peru Gazette parade photos.

Applefest is Almost Here

Applefest preparations are underway at St. Augustine’s. Given the beautiful weather forecast, it should be a great Applefest. On Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th St. Augustine’s Parish will host the 40th Annual Applefest at the parish grounds, 3030 Main St. in Peru. Saturday’s parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Peru Elementary School […]

Coach Scott Woodward’s Memorial Duathlon Scheduled for September 23rd

It’s not too late to register for Coach Scott Woodward’s “Just DU It” Memorial Duathlon scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd at 9:00 am at the Lapham Mills Recreation Park in Peru, NY. The duathlon will begin with a 2.5 mile run, followed by a 12 mile bike ride, and concludes with an additional 2.5 mile […]

Jarvis Road is Open for Traffic

By John T. Ryan Peru – Construction of a new Jarvis Road Bridge began on June 12th. Today, following an inspection by Clinton County Highway Superintendent Al Rascoe, the bridge was opened for traffic. A John Deer tractor driven by Tyler Irwin was the first vehicle to cross the bridge. New Century Construction of Watervliet […]

Monday’s Town Board Agenda

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING September 11, 2017 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call Moment of Silence for 9/11 Remembrance. MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of August 28, 2017 DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from all Departments: (Water/Sewer/Valcour; Highway; Town Clerk; Dog Control; Youth Department; Code/Zoning; Supervisor’s Report; […]

TOPS Hosts Hurricane Relief Donation Drive

TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS HOSTS HURRICANE RELIEF DONATION DRIVE What: Tops Markets will be hosting a Hurricane Relief Donation Drive across its four state footprint on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9, 2017 to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and anticipated impact of Hurricane Jose. Cash donations will be accepted at all […]

State Police to host open house – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: State Police to host open house – Sun Community News & Printing

Vets Get Huge Send-off

  Plattsburgh – A very large number of well-wishers turned out at Veterans Park at the Old Base Oval this morning to honor the members of the 20th North Country Honor Flight. Since its founding in 2013, the Honor Flight has transported 298 veterans to Washington D.C. to visit our nation’s war memorials and to […]

Honor Flight #20 Saturday

Here are the veterans being honored at the Saturday, September 2, 2017 Honor Flight # 20. Two men have Peru addresses: Michael McKeon and Eugene Provencher. Why not attend the departure ceremony at 7 a.m. at the Old Base Oval. These vets deserve our support. You will never regret attending. Ronald B. Brault Korean US […]

A Message from the Peru Democratic Party

We hope you can join us. The Peru Democrats are excited to announce we will host a potluck social from 5 – 8 pm on October 14th at the Peru VFW, Post 309. This will be a great time to get together with other members of the community and an opportunity to meet your candidates […]

Celebrating the 40th Annual Applefest

Peru – On Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th St. Augustine’s Parish will host the 40th Annual Applefest at the parish grounds, 3030 Main St. in Peru. Saturday’s parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Peru Elementary School and proceeds down Pleasant and Main Streets to the parish grounds. Following the parade there will […]

Posting Late, But There’s Still Time

MICHIGANS FOR MISSIONSunday August 27 from 11am to 2:30pmHarkness United Methodist Church Hall, 776 Hallock Hill Road, PeruMichigan (made with All-Beef Hot Dog), chips, pickle, drink and dessert for $5; add another Michigan for only $2.00Takeouts available! Live Music by Skip & Vi from 11 to 1 Back again by popular demand: Bake Sale Table! Proceeds will support Mission activities of the […]

A Great Afternoon of Family Fun for a Great Cause

Peru – A wonderful family event was held this afternoon at Forrence Orchards in Peru – the 27th Annual Run For Jon. All profits will be used to assist local families facing medical crisis. The Peru Gazette hopes our photos capture the fun and dedication associated with this event. There was a huge turnout from […]

20th Flight September 2

A Message from Barrie Finnegan, Director of the North Country Honor Flight North Country Honor Flight will be taking to the skies once again on Saturday September 2nd for its 20th flight. The North Country chapter will have sent 298 North Country Veterans on their trip to visit the memorials which were built in their […]

A Great Family Charity Activity

The 2017 Run for Jon will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Registration from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Events start at 5 p.m. at Forrence Orchards on the Mannix Road in Peru. Go to to register. Call Don or Shirley Evans at 515-643-2414 for more information. Events include a .5 mile Kids Fun […]

Mission of Hope Makes Its Goal

A Message received from Sister Debbie Blow: Today is a great day in the history of the Mission of Hope! I am on a retreat day today, but decided to break the silence to share the following: I was notified this afternoon that we received a $5000 grant to complete the purchase of the MOH […]

Tom Chapin in Concert

SUNY Plattsburgh is proud to announce that Tom Chapin ’66 will be returning to Plattsburgh for a concert to benefit the ARC Foundation, which funds programs and services that enrich the lives of the developmentally-disabled in Clinton County, N.Y. Tom Chapin in Concert Saturday, September 30 at 7 p.m. Strand Center Theatre 25 Brinkerhoff Street […]

Applefest Memories

The 40th Annual St. Augustine’s/Peru Applefest is only 25 days away. The Peru Gazette will periodically share a few historical Applefest photos with you as September 16 and 17 approach. Hopefully, they bring back great memories.

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