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The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is embarking on a new phase of volunteerism: a seven county-wide priority to develop a disaster-specific volunteer program within the North Country Regional Volunteer Center (NCRVC). The Disaster Preparedness Program will use the existing NCRVC infrastructure to expand and coordinate disaster volunteer resources, and engage New Yorkers […]
Come one, come all to Peru Jr./Sr. High school on December 6th and 7th at 7:30p.m. The Peru Drama Club proudly presents Up the Down Staircase written by Christopher Sergel from the book by Bel Kaufman. Tickets can be purchased for just $5.00 per person. Sylvia Barrett, a young English teacher is offered a position […]
As a special holiday greeting to its members and the community, the North Country Chamber of Commerce is once again sponsoring the broadcast of “The Story of the Little Reinbear”, an original Christmas story authored by Chamber President Garry Douglas. The story will be presented on WIRY/Hometown Radio (1340 AM) on the following […]
PLATTSBURGH, NY (11/24/2013)(readMedia)– Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York & the Alpha lota Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. will present “The Art of Public Speaking” on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 1pm-3pm at SUNY Plattsburgh, Sibley Hall 100. The event is FREE and is open to all girls through grade 12 – girls do […]
The Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir will be performing two concerts. The first concert will be Saturday, December 14, 2013, at St. John the Baptist Church in Keeseville at 7:30pm. The second concert will be Sunday, December 15, 2013, at St. Augustine’s Church in Peru at 7:30pm. The choir is directed by Jeanette Woodruff and accompanied by […]
ST. AUGUSTINE’S PARISH CENTER, 3030 MAIN ST., PERU Saturday, December 7, 2013, 10 am – 3 pm COME JOIN US TO SHOP WITH OVER 30 VENDORS – SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST! BROWSE CRATE & CHRISTMAS ST. VINCENT’S THRIFT FATHER ALAN’S THRIFT SHOP WILL BE STORE WILL BE OPEN […]
I represent the United Way Campaign Team for the Adirondack Region. United Way funds 40 different agencies in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. I co-lead one of these agencies: The Champlain Valley Chapter of The Compassionate Friends. This is a self help bereavement support group for families who have had children, grandchildren or a sibling […]
By John T. Ryan Since 2009, Knights of Columbus Councils in the United States and Canada have distributed more than 115,000 new winter jackets to needy children through the organization’s Coats for Kids Program. On November 6th, St. Augustine’s Council 7273 Grand Knight Anthony Andrews presented twenty-four jackets to Peru Elementary School Guidance Counselor Susan […]
By John T. Ryan The program handed out at today’s VFW Post 309 Veterans Day Service included these words: What is a Veteran? “A Veteran whether active duty, retired or reserve is someone who at one point in his or her life wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for […]
One good way to celebrate Veterans Day is to attend the Memorial Day Service at Peru VFW Post 309, 710 Route 22B. The Service begins at 11 AM. It usually lasts about 30 minutes. It will be followed by a light luncheon in the VFW Post. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
See the Searing New film “12 Years A Slave.” Followed by a discussion on North County connections to this amazing story. 9th * November * 2013Cumberland 12 Cinemas Plattsburgh, N.Y. Solomon Northup, A Free Black Adirondacker Kidnapped into Slavery When 3:45 PM – 6:50 PM November 9, 2013 Where Cumberland 12 Cinemas 18 N. Bowl Lane Plattsburgh, N.Y. […]
The Peru Lions Club will be hosting its 36th annual John P. Adams Memorial Turkey Trot on November 28nd, 2013 (Thanksgiving Day). Pre-register by going to perulionsclubnewyork.org Click “Register for Events”. Select Turkey Trot and chose one of the registration/payment options. Same day registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Peru Intermediate School gym. To […]
From the Office of Congressman Bill Owens WASHINGTON—Representative Bill Owens will hold a telephone town hall on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, in a continued effort to hear from constituents across the more than 16,000 square miles of New York’s 21st Congressional District. Representative Owens will give a quick update on the economy and his recent […]
The Peru Lions Club has been hosting an Election Day Spaghetti Dinner for at least 30 years. This year’s dinner was served in the Lions Club tradition of hospitality, laughs, youth participation and great food! The Peru Gazette thanks all the members of the Peru Lions Club for all they do to enrich our wonderful […]
Peru – Election Day, November 5, 2013 – As of 1:25 PM 662 voters had cast ballots in Peru, 16% of the community’s registered voters. Voters have until 9 PM to cast ballots at the St. Augustine’s Parish Center, 3030 Main Street. Voting is traditionally heaviest in late afternoon and early evening. In 2010, also a […]
The Peru Lions Club will host its annual Election Day Spaghetti Dinner today at the Peru Community Church Fellowship Center. It will be served from 4:30 PM to 7 PM. Adults $7; children 6 to 12, $4; under 6, free. The Lions do a lot of great work in the Peru community and this is […]
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens invites fifth graders to showcase their artistic talents and help to increase public awareness about trees in New York by participating in the annual national Arbor Day Poster Contest. “Trees play a vital role in the lives of New Yorkers and are […]
Title: Catholic Daughters Harvest Dinner – Nov. 17th Location: St. Augustine’s Parish Center Description: The Catholic Daughters, Court St Monica of the St Augustine’s church in Peru, NY will be hosting their annual Harvest Dinner on Sunday, November 17th, from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. The menu will consist of Virginia Baked Ham, roasted potatoes, […]
The sun shined brightly for a few moments this morning, October 27, 2013, as Reverend Alan Shnob dedicated a replica of Michelangelo’s famous Pieta. St. Augustine’s parishioners Rick and Kathy Siddon donated the statue on the occasion of their 35th wedding anniversary. Kathy Siddon explained, “We’re always wanted to do something for the parish. We […]
Jim Favreau, CFO of Jeffords Steel & Engineering Company, present John Bernardi, Executive Director of the United Way of the Adirondack Region with a check for $21,928.96 from the employees workplace giving campaign and their corporate pledge. They increased last year’s donation by $1,000.
October 22, 2013 - Letter to Editor Peru Gazette Dear Editor: Friday, Oct. 11th was a beautiful warm autumn day for the 72 golfers who took to the tees for the 4th annual Leo Bourgeois Memorial Golf Tournament to raise money for Mr. B’s scholarship fund for Peru Central School seniors. Because of the generosity of sponsors, […]
Posted: October 23rd, 2013 under Community Events, Education News, General News, Northern NY News, Peru News, Peru resident news/accomplishments, Peru School News, Peru/Regional History, Youth News.
Title: A LIVE RADIO MYSTERY THEATER PROGRAM Location: Peru Free Library Description: Monday, October 28th at 7:30pm. Fifteen members of the community, 55 and older, have been rehearsing with a theater professor from SUNY for the last eight weeks. Three short radio plays will be performed, complete with sound effects. Free and open to the […]
Members of St. Augustine’s Church and the Peru Community Church joined in prayer today in the 7th Annual Walk of Faith followed by a delicious dinner in the St. Augustine’s Parish Center. Congratulations to everyone who made it such a success. All funds raised will be donated to the Mission of Hope and the Jamaica […]
On Sunday October 20th any time between 4:00 and 6:30pm, bring your family and meet your friends at the Harkness United Methodist Church Hall, 776 Hallock Hill Road, Peru (corner of Harkness & Hallock Hill Roads) to enjoy one of the North Country’s most delicious traditions; the Harkness United Methodist Church’s Chicken & Biscuit Dinner. […]
Title: Autumn Wine Tasting Tonight Location: Peru Free Library Description: Autumn Wine Tasting ( wines will be brought in from California and Europe) Friday, October 11 6:00-8:00pm Tickets $10.00 Tickets may be purchasesd or pre-ordered at the library. Start Time: 18:00 Date: 2013-10-11 End Time: 20:00
Title: Author Matthew Ryan at the Peru Free Library Location: Peru Free Library Description: Book talk with local author Matthew D. Ryan Friday, October 18 at 7:00pm Matt will discuss his new book Drasmyr and the role that “world-building” plays in the Fantasy novel. Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2013-10-18 End Time: 20:30
The Catholic Community of St. Augustine’s and St. Patrick’s Parish, The Peru Community Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Monica 2598 and Knights of Columbus Council 7273 in Peru, NY will hold a Pulled Pork Dinner on Sunday, October 13th from noon until 4 PM at the St. Augustine’s Parish Center. Proceeds will go to […]
The Catholic Community of St. Augustine’s and St. Patrick’s Parish, The Peru Community Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Monica 2598 and Knights of Columbus Council 7273 in Peru will hold its 7th Annual Walk of Faith on Sunday, October 13th at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine (behind St. Augustine’s Church). The event is free […]
By John T. Ryan Peru’s Village Laundry continued its Grand Opening Celebration this morning when Robin Callioras, the laundry’s new owner, presented a new 39” flat screen television to Helen Kellas of Elm Street in Peru. Kellas is one of the many customers who have discovered the Village Laundry’s major improvements. Since August 1st customers […]
Posted: October 2nd, 2013 under Business News, Community Events, Environmental News, General News, Northern NY News, Peru News, Peru resident news/accomplishments, Peru School News, Peru/Regional History.
Dear Editor, The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is dedicated to helping people in our community by focusing on Education, Income and Health. As our 2014 Campaign begins we want to first thank you for your previous support. It is only through your generous contributions that the United Way of the Adirondack Region, […]
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Story updated to include biographies The Peru Athletic Hall of Fame will have six new members on October 12th. This year’s inductees are Matt Bezio, Elmer Duprey, Mike Hogan, John Neyenhouse, Steve St. Clair and Scott Woodward. The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Keeseville Elks Lodge. […]
Over 300 Peru children along with coaches, family and friends crowded into Laphams Mills Park today for the 2013 Peru Youth Commission Soccer Challenge. Youth Commission Chairman Greg Mills and Town of Peru Youth Director John Flynn thanked all the coaches, volunteers, sponsors and parents for their support. Twenty-one teams participated in today’s games. Members […]
The Youth Commission is having their annual soccer shootout this Saturday, September 28, 2913 at Laphams Mills Park. Opening ceremonies are at 10:00 AM with games running through to @ 1:00 PM. There will be a concession stand and members of the Peru Varsity Soccer Boys and Girls team in attendance to assist with whatever is […]
Evans Mills, NY – Country Cousins Farm in Evans Mills will be showcased among 51 farms opening their barn doors on October 13 from 11am to 2pm for the 2013 Open Farm Sunday across New England and New York state. This is the third such event to introduce the public to some of the more […]
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By John T. Ryan The St. Augustine’s 36th Annual Applefest enjoyed another success last weekend. Crowds flocked to Peru to see the Saturday, September 21st parade and to enjoy the craft fair, food, games and other activities. On Sunday, the rain din’t fall during the Applefest, but it did fall in several neighboring communities, which […]
Each year Peru Middle School students celebrate the International Day of Peace by placing pin wheels at the school’s entrance. Thanks to Lynn and Ann Wilke’s phone call the Gazette was able to take a few photos. Click here for a 2011 story which explained the school’s participation in the program. […]
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By John T. Ryan The highlight of today’s Battle of Plattsburgh Celebration was the parade which began at 1 PM. A very large crowd lined City Hall Place for the almost two hour parade. This year’s parade theme was “The Canadian Connection.” It featured many bagpipe bands, community organizations and our own Peru Central High […]
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Several Peru residents were in AuSable Forks this morning to enjoy the Holy Name School Labor Day Celebration. Fire sirens sounded at 10 AM to begin the mile-long parade. Following the parade hundreds of people enjoyed the music, food, raffles and games behind Holy Name Church. Activities will continue until 6 PM so, it’s not […]
The 3rd Annual Kids Fair & Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday September 7-8 at Babbie Rural and Learning Museum, 250 River Road, Peru, NY. from 10am to 4pm. Old time games with prizes, stagecoach rides, face painting, animals, Champlain Valley Woodcarvers with special demonstrations for kids. Kat’s Catering – enjoy our picnic […]
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