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Peru Senior Wins Handler Award

L-R Judith C. Kelsey, AKC Judge, Maggie Pyne with her dog Am/Can Champion Cimmaron Northern Lights aka “Mario” Maggie Pyne, a senior at Peru High School, won “Best Junior Handler” at the annual Central New York Shetland Sheep Dog Club Show held this past weekend in Syracuse, NY. As a seasoned Jr. Dog Handler, Maggie […]

A Fun Place to Be

L-R Linda Baker (Owner), Crystal O’Jida-Blair and Cheryl Rock The New Impressions staff is #22 in the Peru Gazette’s photo series of people who make Peru a wonderful place to live.  Linda Baker opened her business at 6 Mason St. in Peru’s former post office building in 2003. She describes New Impressions as a family […]

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 […]

A Regional Favorite

L-R Jerry Johnson chef/owner, Joe Hack, Robyn Lewis, Josh Martin front of the house manager, Sonia Passino, Lauren Prue office manager, Penny Defayette, Kyle O’kusky, Julia Lemieux, Shoben Runyan, David Hamilton chef/owner, Cameron Diman.  The staff at Pasquales Restaurant, 2931 Main Street in Peru is #21 in the Peru Gazette’s photo series of people who make […]

Knights Bring Coats to Peru’s Kids 

Photo L-R Peru K-2 School Nurse Kathy Bedard, K-2 Principal Michelle Rawson, St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Deputy Grand Knight Robert Manchester. By John T. Ryan Peru – On Thursday, November 2nd, St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Deputy Grand Knight Robert Manchester presented twenty-four new children’s winter jackets to K-2 Principal […]

Polished From Head to Toe

L-R Nerea Irazoqui, Leighann Valachovic, Owner Randi Walton, Alicia Darling Yu, Lindsey Aubrey The staff at Polished From Head to Toe Salon and Day Spa at 3085 Route 22 is #20 in the Peru Gazette’s photo series of people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Owner/Stylist Randi Walton describes her business as having […]

Adirondack Life Article – From Jamaica to Peru – Adirondack Life

Source: Adirondack Life Article – From Jamaica to Peru – Adirondack Life Absolutely wonderful Adirondack Life story about the Jamaican apple pickers at Forrence Orchards. Another story appeared a few weeks ago in the New York Times. This story has additional information. It’s enjoyable to read.

Enjoy a Local Brew and a Great Meal

L-R Troy Ouelette, Ron Forget, Nick Furnia, Jaime Thwaits, Marc Daly, Talia Lynch, Matt Ray, Gary Morette, Jody Renaudette, Brandon Way, Stephanie Lawrence, Joey Ormsby The Livingoods staff is #19 in our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Livingoods had been popular in downtown Plattsburgh since 2005, but […]

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

Some of the Hardest Working People in Town

L-R Gale Sorrell, Claira Knightton, Lindsay Good, Victoria Mello-Cook, Juli Favreau, Jennifer Akey, Jami Duell, Brad McLaughlin. Peru – The McDonald’s managers are #18 is our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. If you want to see very hard working and courteous people McDonald’s is the place to […]

Town Supervisor Candidate Brandy McDonald Responds to Our Questions

1. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. My participation in our community started when I became a volunteer member on the Peru Town Youth Committee which I held for 6 years. I also volunteered for 8 years, as a coach for several of our […]

Town Supervisor Candidate Jim Langley Responds to Our Questions

1. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. Mount Assumption Institute (MAI) Graduate, College Canton ATC Degree in Banking, Insurance and Real Estate.  Insurance Agent since 1980, owner of Langley Insurance in Peru since 1990 to present. Former Peru Planning Board Member and Chairman, Clinton County […]

Welcoming People in the Center of Our Community

By John T. Ryan The Peru Community Church’s Pastor Rev. Peggi Eller and Office Manager/Bookkeeper Amanda Corse are #18 in our Peru Gazette series of people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Each day you’ll find them offering a warm welcome to people at the Fellowship Center. The Peru Community Church is affiliated […]

Melvin Irwin Responds to Our Questions

Peru Gazette Questions for Town Board candidates. Three candidates are vying for two open positions.  1 Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. 2 Why did you decide to run for office? 3 State one or more of your successes in life and how that experience will […]

Jim Douglass Responds to Our Questions

Peru Gazette Questions for Town Board candidates. Three candidates are vying for two open positions.  1 Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. 2 Why did you decide to run for office? 3 State one or more of your successes in life and how that experience will […]

Marquet Moffett Responds to Our Questions

Peru Gazette Questions for the Town Board candidates.  Three candidates are vying for two open positions.  Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. I earned a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from UVM and have been teaching chemistry at Saint Michael’s College for nine years. I organize […]

Rescuer: Dog-bite Victim is the Real Hero

Click here to read story on the lady who saved Mrs. Timmons when she was attacked. 

The Jamaican Apple Pickers of Upstate New York – NYTimes.com

Story about the Jamaicans at Forrence Orchards   Source: The Jamaican Apple Pickers of Upstate New York – NYTimes.com

The End of One Era and the Beginning of Another

By John T. Ryan Peru – October 14, 2017 will be a day of significant change for Bob, Jim and Melvin Irwin owners of Maplegrand Farm at 139 Jarvis Road. An auctioneer will sell the farm’s 170 cattle. A few days later when all the cattle are gone, the brothers will still be farmers, but […]

Very Caring People Bring Joy to a Deserving Peru, NY Veteran

By John T. Ryan   Peru – Tears are shed at every U.S. Oval Honor Flight Ceremony, but tears were also shed on Bruce Drive in Peru today. Health challenges prevented Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Jack Harrsch from participating in today’s Honor Flight, but the Honor Flight came to him. Jack’s stepchildren Lloyd […]

Three Generations of Service

By John T. Ryan Wendy Brown Silverman and her husband Bob, co-owners of Peru Hardware, are #17 in our Peru Gazette series of people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Their business is a Peru landmark dating to 1946. You never know what you’re going to find in its vast inventory. Wendy’s grandfather […]

A Growing & Successful Peru Business

L-R Jenna LaFountain, Michael Abair, Tim Sengenberger, Jonathon Kraus, Zachary Fleury, Kevin Compeau, Mike Contessa, Shawn Wallace, Eric Bever By John T. Ryan The staff at Champlain Valley Agronomics (CVA) is #16 in our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. They differ from almost all the other people […]

A Welcoming Faith Community

L-R Religious Education Director Janice Morse, Parish Secretary Rebecca Watkins, Pastor Rev. Alan Shnob, Bookkeeper Jackie Black. The St. Augustine’s & St. Patrick’s Parish staff is #15 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Guided by Rev. Alan Shnob they do their best to assist parishioners […]

Serving Us All

Peru’s U.S. Postal Service staff is #14 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Along with providing extremely courteous window service, Peru’s personnel deliver approximately 3,000 letters and 300 packages to our 2,700 households and businesses daily. Our post office has been located at 1042 Bear […]

A Very Important Part of Our Community

The Peru Free Library is #13 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Library Director Becky Pace and Assistant Librarian Stacey Bousquet work very hard to provide meaningful programs and to graciously assist every library user. The library has been serving us since 1915. The current […]

Proven Small Town Success

(L-R Wendy Boutin and Sally Gibson) Yarborough Square is #12 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Owner Sally Gibson opened her business at 672 Bear Swamp Rd. 25 years ago. Customers travel from near and far for her professional, unique artisan wares from USA and […]

A North Country Landmark

L-R Field Manager Richard Howard, Bakery Manager Riley Wilkins, Business Manager Shannon Rulfs, Office Manager Amanda Rulfs Whisher, Founder Bob Rulfs, Retail Manager Linda Hatch, Cashier Abbie Barber, Greenhouse/Produce Manager Jordan Bever Peru – Rulfs Orchard is #11 in our Peru Gazette series featuring the people who make Peru a great place to live. Opened […]

Striving to Serve a Wide Range of Needs

L-R CFA President Clark Forster, Property and Casualty Manager Gloria Henaghan, Chief Operating Officer Alex Forster, Administrative Executive Assistant Dominique Dragon and Administrative Assistant Rebecca Banker-Godfrey Peru – The CFA Insurance Agency Inc. is #10 in our Peru Gazette series featuring the people who make Peru a great place to live. CFA has been doing […]

Cold Ice Cream and Warm Smiles

Sweet Treat is #9 in our Peru Gazette series featuring the people who make Peru a great place to live. A favorite Peru gathering place, the ice cream shop is open seven days a week from noon until 9 p.m at 2897 Main St. Here’s the 2017 Sweet Treat Crew (L-R) Emily Lombard, Maddy Flynn, […]

Service With a Smile

Aubuchon Hardware is #8 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Located in the Tops Plaza, Aubuchon has been serving Peru since the mid-70’s. Its staff is known for their friendly welcome, product knowledge and readiness to show customers where the item they’re looking for is […]

19+ Successful Years

Colours is #7 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Next year Heather Ford Peterson will celebrate the 20th anniversary of her salon. Heather offers a complete range of hair styling and hair coloring services. Proms and weddings are her specialities as is lively, friendly conversation. […]

Service with a Smile

L-R Jesse Decosse, Heather Giuliano, Manager Diana Padron, Keri Bashaw, Tammy Rawleigh. Missing Wendy Cribb. TD Bank’s extremely friendly staff is #6 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live.  The bank’s interior was recently renovated giving it a whole new look; nevertheless, it’s the staff who […]

Serving Peru For Almost 40 Years

L-R Mark White, Manager Bonnie St. Cyr, Polly Perky, Janice Krinke, Kati Burdick and Melissa Norman Apple Blossom Florist is #5 in our Peru Gazette photo series featuring staff members of local businesses and institutions. They are important people in making Peru a wonderful place to live. Located in Rulfs Orchard and Farm Market’s beautiful new […]

A Family Tradition Continues

The Langley Insurance Agency is #4 in our Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Located at 5 Davey Drive, it’s celebrating its 85th anniversary as a family-owned business. In 1985, James R. Langley and James R. Langley Jr. (Jimmy) purchased the agency from Barbara Thew. Two years […]

A Wave and a Smile

By John T. Ryan Peru – Stephanie Ormsby is #4 in our Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. For many of the people who bring children to Peru Elementary School’s grade 3-6 entrance, Stephanie Ormsby’s warm greeting is a wonderful way to start the day. Each morning, […]

A Welcome Addition to Peru

Eight members of Dunkin Donuts’ 20-person staff. L-R Syed I, Richie, Liz, Manager Deannie LaCroix King, Michelle, Patricia, Checole and Amanda. Continuing our posts of local business and institution staff members who make Peru a wonderful place to live, today the Peru Gazette highlights several Dunkin Donuts staff members. On November 1, 2016 Dunkin Donuts […]

Credit Union Has Served Peru Since 1963

L-R Sarah Sherman, Nicole Prentiss, Manager Maggie Pope, Morgan Kowalowski, Dianne King. Over the next few weeks the Peru Gazette will be posting photos of people we encounter almost daily – the people who staff our local businesses and institutions. Their gracious smiles, courtesy and professionalism are very important in making Peru a great place […]

PERU, NY – A Great Place to Live

Back Row Standing L-R Jenn Laporte, Damie Durgan, Kayla Spear, Shelby Bourgeois, Louise Seymour, Shannen Glover, Caroline Duprey (Manager) Front Row: Jake Montefusco, Alex Wilson. Pamela Crowningshield. By John T. Ryan Peru – When interviewed for a January 2015 Peru Gazette lifetime achievement story, longtime Peru resident Jack Lawliss answered the question: What is the […]

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