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Keeseville Plein Air Festival this Weekend

You are invited to the first annual Keeseville Plein Air Festival for a special wine and cheese preview party on Saturday, July 15th at 6 pm at the 1719 Block Gallery on Keeseville’s Front Street, and additional gallery space will be open at AARCH. The arts festival will showcase Keeseville’s mix of natural beauty and […]

Assemblyman Jones to Host Blood Drives for Local Hospitals

            Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced he will be hosting three blood drives this month in an effort to ensure local hospitals are not faced with a summer blood shortage.             “Hospitals are always looking for blood donors, but it’s especially vital in the summer when blood supply tends to diminish,” Jones said. “It’s crucial that […]

Former Peru Central Teacher Aid Asks For Help

  Peru – Margarett Christian’s career has been devoted to assisting handicapped individuals, first as a teacher aide at Peru Central (2006-2015) and now as a Direct Support Professional at Mountain Lake Services. Now, Margarett Christian is the person needing assistance in the form of a diabetic alert dog. A Virginia-based organization named Service Dogs […]

St. Augustine’s Parish Family Enjoys the Beautiful Day

Today’s 9th Annual St. Augustine’s Parish Picnic at Mother Cabrini Shrine. The photos include some of the people who work behind the scenes. It was a great day for the parish family with several family members and friends visiting from all over the country. Click here to view photos

The Strand Center for the Arts Framing Studio Grand Opening and Open House

The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to announce the opening of our Professional Framing Studio on July 19, 2017, located on the Second Floor of the Main Building at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in downtown Plattsburgh, NY. Simply take the elevator to the left of the main entrance up to the Second Floor and […]

Sunday Mass and Parish Picnic

There will not be a 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Augustine’s Church on Sunday, July 9th. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at Mother Cabrini Shrine on the Patent Rd. followed by the 9th Annual Parish Picnic. All are invited! Please bring a dish to share.

News and Happenings at the Peru Community Church

The Peru Community Church summer worship schedule is in full swing, with one Sunday worship service at 9 am in the sanctuary.    Following the service, all are invited to coffee and conversation in the Fellowship Center at 13 Elm Street (across from the sanctuary).  One morning service continues through Labor Day. This summer, the Rev. […]

July 4th K of C Bingo Cancelled

Peru – The Peru Knights of Columbus bingo will not conducted on Tuesday, July 4th.  The knights wish all our players a Happy Independence Day. Bingo will resume on Tuesday, July 11th.

Alert Dog Needed and You Can Help

Margarett Christian & her fiance Henry Demeulemeester Peru – Margarett Christian’s career has been devoted to assisting handicapped individuals, first as a teacher aide at Peru Central (2006-2015) and then as a Direct Support Professional at Mountain Lake Services. Now, Margarett Christian is the person needing assistance in the form of a diabetic alert dog. […]

Faith Means Service to Others

By John T. Ryan Peru – This week 260 teens from six states have been participating in community service projects at 85 sites within a 30 mile radius of Plattsburgh. They are participating in a Catholic Heart Workcamp. Three groups have been in Peru painting the classrooms at St. Augustine’s Parish Center, gardening at St. […]

Gazebo Concerts Begin Sunday


McCarthy Named United Way Campaign Chair

Editor’s Note: Please appreciate these wonderful people who find time to serve our community. Let them you know you appreciate them when you have an opportunity. Officials at United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. have named Todd McCarthy the 2018 campaign chair. Mr. McCarthy is the owner of Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel. Todd is […]

Exhibit Features Rare Adirondack Artifacts and “Blue Line” Maps of Adirondack and Catskills Parks

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today unveiled a new exhibit featuring rare Adirondack and Catskills artifacts, including historic maps, antique survey equipment, field notebooks, and photographs that tell the story of creation of the Adirondack and Catskill parks. The Birth of the “Blue Line” exhibit illustrates the vision, foresight, […]

Agenda – Peru Town Board Regular Meeting

June 26 @ 7:00 PM at the Peru Town Hall Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the June 12, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: Dog Walk Fund Raising Event. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Proclamation Canada 150. DISCUSSION: Left Over Water Funds and Water Plant Upgrades. DISCUSSION: Grant Updates. […]

A Message from Town of Peru Democratic Party Chairman Brandy McDonald

“PLEASE SHARE !!!! Would love to hear from any registered Voter in the Town of Peru interested in Running this year !!! Calling (ALL) Voters of the Town of Peru The Peru Democratic Committee will be holding our caucus on Thursday, June 29th at the Peru Town Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm and will […]

Home Opening Game – June 23rd 4:30 p.m. Chip Cummings Field

Red, White & Blue

Clinton County fire departments play a key role in every North Country For Flight. The giant flag brings chills down your spine.  

The North Country Salutes Its Vets

Homeland Security Honor Guard & Au Sable Valley School Superintendent Paul Savage There was a huge turnout of local residents this morning for the North Country Honor Flight Ceremony at the U.S. Oval. What a wonderful send-off for the deserving War War II and Korean War Era Veterans. Today’s Honor Flight Members George E. Bouyea […]

Knights Support the Peru Food Shelf

JCEO Peru Outreach Coordinator Betty Ero and St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Grand Knight Keith Kemp Peru – St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 recently assisted the Peru JCEO Food Shelf by conducting a “40 Cans For Lent” program at St. Augustine’s Church. The knights asked parishioners to contribute food during the […]

Tri-County ARTSMAP project is underway in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties

The Strand Center for the Arts, in partnership with SUNY Plattsburgh, is conducting an Arts and Cultural Asset Mapping Project to create a web-based interactive map of the region’s artists, artisans and cultural organization. Information surveys are available at All individuals and organizations with arts and cultural activities in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties […]

A Great Way to Enjoy This Saturday

Date: June 17-18 Event: 10th Annual Museum Days Weekend Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Museums Throughout Clinton County, NY Description: Museums in Clinton County open free to visitors all weekend! Part of Path Through History Weekend. More details will be announced as the date nears! Cost: Free Contact: Melissa Peck,

Volunteers Needed in Peru and Chesterfield

DEC is Seeking Volunteers to Help Maintain Trails in Northeastern Adirondacks Do you enjoy recreating outdoors? Do you like working outdoors? If so, DEC is seeking volunteers to maintain trails in the towns of Peru and Black Brook in Clinton County and town of Chesterfield in Essex County. You can be part of a one-day […]

Call for Artists for The Strand Center’s Annual Summer Members Show

PLATTSBURGH, NY – Bi-annually The Strand Center for the Arts presents exhibitions that showcase the talents of its members; the Holiday and Summer Members Shows. Members at any artistic level, from hobbyist to professional, are invited to submit works for these “Members Only” exhibitions. The Strand Center for the Arts Summer Members Show is open […]

Batter up!

By John T. Ryan Clouds and light rain didn’t keep a huge group of parents, grandparents and others from attending this morning’s Peru Youth Commission and Clinton County Opening Day Ceremonies at Laphams Mills Park. Clinton County Youth Bureau Recreation Director Molly Flynn and teams from neighboring communities are participating in today’s activities. Peru Youth […]

The 2016 Exhibition Series Launches with Penelope Clute’s “Explorations” at The Strand Center

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to host photographer Penelope Clute in the Main Gallery in June, 2017. Penelope, known locally as Penny, has been working with the Plattsburgh community for years, but in law rather than photography. Now in retirement, she has time to focus on exhibiting her amazing […]

Gallery Cooperative at The Strand Center for the Arts in June

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce the opening of its Gallery Cooperative in June 2017, with photographer Ron Nolland as the featured artist. This forthcoming exhibit, a First Weekends Art Walk Event, will take place in The Strand Center Community Gallery on Friday, June 2 and reception that […]

Downtown Rising Announces 2017 Season and New Location

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts (SCA) is proud to announce that we will be combing forces with Fledging Crow and the Wagar Brothers to present the Downtown Rising Series 2017 season at a new location at the Strand Center for the Arts. Downtown Rising is a food/music/art community event series taking […]


Water from Peru Water District from the South Side of Peru Bridge, including Top’s Market Plaza, Pasquale’s, McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts, Maplefields, Subway, Living Goods, Sweet Treat, and all homes in the area (PWS #NY0900219) MUST BE BOILED TO ENSURE SAFETY. This directive to remain in effect until the Health Depaertment has satisfactory evidence of delivery […]

Thanks to All the Volunteers and to Those Who Donated

May 30, 2017 Dear Editor, The Board of Directors and Staff of United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc., SUNY Plattsburgh Project H.E.L.P and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the 619 volunteers and all those who donated over 500 food items on the Day […]

Keenan Honors Fallen Heros

Legislator Peter Keenan represented the Clinton County Legislature at the Peru Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 309 Memorial Day Service. Click here to see and hear Mr. Keenan’s remarks. 

Councilman McBrayer Honors the Fallen on Behalf of Our Town

Peru Town Councilman Donald McBrayer represented the Town Board at today’s VFW Post 309 Memorial Day Service. Click here to view his speech. 

A Special Guest

World War II and Korean War Veteran Curtis Banker was a special guest at the Memorial Day Service at Peru VFW Post 309. Today is his 93rd birthday. Brought up on a Peasleeville farm, Banker joined the U.S. Army at age 18 in 1942. He served until his retirement in 1963. An infantryman in WWII, […]

Don’t Forget to Celebrate Memorial Day

Please attend the Peru Memorial Day Services at 11 a.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 309, 710 Pleasant St. The ceremonies include a Memorial Roll Call, lighting of POW, MIA and Armed Forces Memorial Candles and playing of Taps. Guests include County Legislator Peter Keenan, Town Councilman Donald McBrayer and Rev. Alan Shnob. Lunch […]

Variance Request Involving Mission of Hope Warehouse Scheduled for June 21st

AGENDA – Peru ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 @ 7:00 PM CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of April 19, 2017 and May 17, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Use Variance: Z-2017-020 Shawn Agoney Use Variance – Modular 1060 Fuller Rd. Peru, NY 12972 Use Variance: Z-2017-021 […]

Adirondack Farms Supporting Peru’s Youth

  By John T. Ryan Peru – Jake Swyers of Adirondack Farms was at the controls of a small loader this morning at Laphams Mills Park as Field #3 infield was being transformed from a grass to a clay surface. Peru Youth Commission Vice-Chair Jennifer Madore explained, “In May 2015, Adirondack Farms volunteered the men […]

Put on Your “Red Nose”

L-R Town of Peru staff members (L-R) Darene Grigoire, Pam Barber, Kathy Flynn and Judy Akey are celebrating “Red Nose Day” at the Town Hall. Walgreens Pharmacy sponsors the Red Nose Program which is dedicated to alleviating child poverty.

2017 Peru Summer Concert Series Announced


Enjoy a Great Michigan

Warmer temperatures are returning, and in the North Country that means it’s Michigan Season! What better way to welcome back Spring than with a $5 Michigan meal at the Harkness United Methodist Church? Mark your calendar for Sunday May 21st and plan to bring your family and join your friends at Michigans For Mission at […]

Friends Aid a Friend; More Help is needed (Please Share)

Peru – People driving down Pleasant Street this morning could hardly help but notice several vehicles parked in front of a 54 Pleasant Street home. Members of the Mountain Rider Motorcycle Club of Wilmington were installing a hydraulic lift ramp at Harley Eaton’s house. Eaton suffered a broken  femur, shattered pelvis, and vertebrae in an […]

Here’s a Great Place to go Today

The Rulfs Orchard Farmstand Grand Opening is underway. (Saturday, May 6th) Special drawings and activities underway. The store is open until 7 p.m. WOKO is present till 1 p.m. Adults and kids are having a great time and the Apple Blossom Florist is fully staffed! Click here for more Peru Gazette photos 

Agenda – Town Board Meeting of May 8 at 7:00 PM

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of April 24, 2017 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) Community Input DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Authorization of Designated Representative, Local Share Expenditure and […]

Do You Need Work Done Inside and/or Outside Your Home?

Do You have needed work inside or outside your home? Do you have a neighbor with needed projects. These young people have experience, they’re supervised and they’re READY to WORK! Catholic Heart Workcamp is coming to Plattsburgh, the last week of June.  There will be 300 teens from across the north country as well as from […]

Last Knights’ Spaghetti Dinner this Year

Spaghetti Dinner – Everyone Welcome! Peru – St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 will host a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, May 6th at the St. Augustine’s Parish Center. 4:30 to 6:30 PM. $7.50 per person, $2.50 for children 6 to 12, free for children 5 and under. Take-outs are available.

Order Up Until May 21st

Spring 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, petunias and marigolds, by order only, in May. There will be three colors of geraniums (red, white and pink), and the cost will […]

Peru Fire Department Open House & Recruitment Day

Do you want to give back to your community? Do you live in the Peru Fire district? Come to our Open house-recruitment day April 29th from 10-2pm! See what we do, ask any questions you may have, fill out an application. Meet Herman from The Moose 97.9. We will have a Bouncy House for the […]

Mission of Hope Zoning Application in Limbo

By John T. Ryan Peru – The North Country Mission of Hope’s non-conforming use application for the former K of C Hall/Fitness Center at 3452 Route 22 was not approved by the Peru Zoning Board of Appeals at its Wednesday, April 19th meeting. Mission of Hope Board President Sally Kokes told the Peru Gazette, “It […]

Upcoming Clinton County Historical Association Events

April Stools’ Day Clean-up

Will you get a little dirty for clean water? Please join the Lake Champlain Committee, the League of Women Voters of the North Country and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation this Sunday, April 23 at an April Stools’ Day clean-up at Point Au Roche State Park from 1 PM – 3 PM. Enjoy […]

Evening of Healing: Stories of Strength

The Foundation of CVPH is proud to be a co-sponsor of the 4th Annual Evening of Healing: Stories of Strength.  This year’s event is set for Monday, April 24 at 6 p.m. at the Newman Center and we hope you can join us for a powerful and inspiring evening.  The goal of An Evening of Healing […]

Kids of All Ages Will Love this Place

The Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum has announced its Opening Weekend of the 2017 Season! May 13-14, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at 250 River Road, Peru, NY   12972. (518) 643-8052 Ongoing demonstrations include plowing and planting corn, small grains and potatoes with antique farming equipment; the blacksmith shop and granary. New […]

31st Annual Peru K of C Charity Golf Tournament

Peru – St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Bill McBride Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 16th at the Adirondack Golf and Country Club. The tournament is dedicated to its former chairman, Bill McBride Jr., who passed away on February 28th. Shotgun start at 10 a.m. Obtain entry forms and information […]

St. Augustine’s Church – 1st Monday Within the Octave of Easter

St. Augustine’s Church on Easter Monday. As the the author Matt Kelly suggests, stop by for 10 minutes each day or as often as you can to just to think, relax and/or give thanks. Click here for 13 photos. 

St. Augustine’s Church Easter Vigil

Assemblyman Jone’s 2017 Women of Distinction Announced

From the Office of Assemblyman Billy Jones   Throughout the month of March, Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) received almost 100 nominations in honor of Women’s History Month for his upcoming 2017 Women of Distinction Awards. Award recipients will be honored at a ceremony this weekend. Jones noted, “This event will serve as a great opportunity to […]

Champlain Valley BPW Seeking Candidates for Young Careerist Program

Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women have announced that applications are now being accepted for participation in the 2017 Virginia Allan Young Careerist Program to be held Tuesday May 2, 2017 at 5:30pm at Uno Pizzeria & Grill on Route 3 in Plattsburgh.

Peru School District Seeks Board Candidate

The Peru Central School District is seeking candidates to fill one (1) vacancy on the Board of Education, due to the expiration of the term of Ms. Linda Morgan. The seat is at large for a five-year term from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2022. The ‘Petition for Nomination of Candidate’ is available in […]

All Welcome as Peru Democrats’ Potluck Social

Democratic Party Town of Peru Officers Chairman- Brandy McDonald Vice/Chairman- Jim Douglass Treasurer- Jean Schiffler Secretary – Ed Schiffler Date and Time: Friday, April 7th, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Location: St. Augustine’s Parish Center, Peru Come one, come all! Please bring a dish to share and join the Peru Democrats at St. Augustine’s Parish […]

Enjoy a Great Brunch Next Sunday

Palm Sunday Brunch Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm Street, Peru, NY – Sunday, April 9th from 9am – 1pm All you can eat brunch Adults – $8.00; Children (ages 5 – 12) $5.00; Under 5 FREE Scrambled Eggs, French Toast, Bacon, Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Hash Browns, Fresh Fruit Salad, Milk, Coffee, Tea […]

Peru Community Church – Holy Week and Easter Services

The Peru Community Church announces special Holy Week and Easter season services. We welcome everyone – all are warmly invited to join in worship and Church-sponsored events at any time. The Palm Sunday services in the Sanctuary on April 9th at 8 am and 10:30 am, herald the triumphant entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem. The […]

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