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Archive for 'Things to do in & near Peru'

2017 Peru Summer Concert Series Announced


Upcoming Clinton County Historical Association Events

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 […]

April 15th – A Beautiful Day to Experience Peru’s Walking Trail


Workshop, Poetry Reading and Book Signing Friday

Please Share!!!

The car wash is underway at the Peru Fire Station this morning (Saturday, March 11) to assist former Chief Bill Downs with cancer related expenses. The fire fighters and Bill’s family are working. It’s going on until noon. Please join as a community to help this very worthy cause. Bill gave to us. Let’s give […]

Eric Reinemann’s “Phases 2009-2016” Exhibit in the Main Gallery at The Strand Center for the Arts

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is delighted to host artist Eric Reinemann in the Main Gallery in March, 2017. This upcoming exhibit, “Phases 2009-2016,” will open in The Strand Center Main Gallery on Friday, March 3; an opening reception that is free and open to the public will be held from […]

Day of Caring returns to the Adirondack Region Community Members Urged to Give Back this April

Plattsburgh, NY – 2/15/17 – On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the United Way of the Adirondack Region is once again teaming up with Project H.E.L.P. at SUNY Plattsburgh and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau for the Annual Day of Caring. Each year, this volunteer-driven event brings together local businesses, organizations, clubs and individuals to help […]

Valentine Sunday’s Fish Fry & Music

February 12, 2017 Fish Fry from 12-4 p.m. Only $10 Music by the Senior Serenaders 1 -4 p.m. Peru Memorial VFW 710 Pleasant St, Rt 22B Peru, NY 12972 Proceeds to benefit our veterans.

A Brief Video Explaining the North Country Mission of Hope Mission

K of C Bingo Cancelled

Peru – The Peru Knights of Columbus bingo scheduled for this evening (Tuesday, February 7th) is cancelled because of the forecast ice and snow. Stay safe! We hope to see everyone next week.  

Mission of Hope Loading Day – Video by Calvin Castine

Interviews with Sister Debbie Blow, Sally Kokes and Paul Green.

Ice Rink Liner Installed

By John T. Ryan Peru – If outdoor temperatures dip again, Peru residents will have a skating rink adjacent to Town Park Road. A few days ago Parks Department personnel laid down a 65 ft. x 120 ft. liner and flooded the rink. The Sullivan Park location is large enough to accommodate the rink and […]

A winter trek to OK Slip Falls, a new Adirondack gem | NCPR News

OK Slip falls in the Adirondacks was closed to the public for decades. Thanks to a deal orchestrated by the Nature Conservancy, the trail is open now and it leads to glorious vista. Source: A winter trek to OK Slip Falls, a new Adirondack gem | NCPR News

A Virtual Tour Through the History of Beer and Brewing

The Alice T. Miner Museum Presents Brewing Up History Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Chazy, N.Y.—Beer is one of humankind’s oldest beverages. Some of the earliest known writings deal with beer and brewing, and archaeological evidence of beer production dating to ca. 3500 BCE has been found in the Middle East. Today’s craft […]

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Are you looking to volunteer in the community? JCEO is looking for volunteer drivers to provide transportation to doctor’s appointments. YOU decide when and how much you want to drive. Drivers are reimbursed 56 cents per mile and must have their own vehicle. For more information, contact Chelsea at 518-561-6310 or stop by your local […]

It’s Time to Trot

39th Annual John P Adams Memorial Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day,November 24 , 2016. Event includes: 5K and 10K – $20 Registration 1 M Fun Run/Walk – $7.50 Registration Start Location: Peru Central School Start Times: 8:45 AM SHARP! for 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk & 9:15 AM SHARP! for All Other Events Online registration is […]

Exhibit and Sale Opens Friday

Peru Free Library Annual Potter’s Guild Holiday Exhibit and Sale Opening reception Friday, November 18 from 5-7 A great place to do your holiday shopping and support our local potters and the library.

Town of Clinton Exhibit Opening and Behind Closed Doors Museum Open House

[Plattsburgh]- Please join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) in celebrating New York History Month on Saturday, November 12th, 10 am to 3 pm with the opening of the Town of Clinton Exhibit and special Behind Closed Doors Museum Tours. Learn about the history of the Town of Clinton. See museum volunteers at work behind […]

Dog Park – Another Community Asset

  Several Peru dogs and residents are getting acquainted with one another this afternoon at our new dog park. The animals are having a great time and the owners say they love the the facility. And yes, the fire hydrant and water bucket are being put to good use.

Lunchtime Music at The Strand

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to host the October installment of its lunchtime music series in the Strand Center Gallery. This concert features a select group of SUNY Plattsburgh student performers, Drew Caico (guitar), Sean Houlahan (guitar), Rachel Hurtt (piano), Ryan Mahony (piano) and Trevor White (clarinet). It will […]

Peru’s St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Assists Many and Always Needs Assistance

A Message from St. Vincent de Paul Coordinator Jane Woods.  Who are our Customers? Parents and Grandparents. Family and friends who shop for others. People looking for clothing appropriate for job interviews. Winter apparel for those individuals working outside. Jamaican migrant workers. Individuals with disabilities. Senior citizens. Home health aides looking for items for their […]

THE PRODUCERS at the Strand Theatre October 21-23

Award-Winning Mel Brooks Musical  The show has a very Peru flavor. Here are people involved with a Peru connection. Cast: Bill McColgan, Jamie Roberts, James Matthews, Tony Andrews, Mason Barber, Sophia Defayette, Gabrielle Dion, Brenda McColgan and Sky McColgan. Behind the scenes: Christopher Urban, Judy Akey, Bob Akey, Michael Coughlin, Pam Lavin, Cathy Defayette, Nikki […]

September Events at the Alice T. Miner Museum

Chazy, New York – The Alice T. Miner Museum is pleased to announce the return of one of their most popular programs as well as two new events during the month of September. These programs are free and open to the public. In what has become a fall tradition, Sounds of the Northway will perform […]

It’s Applefest Time

Peru – The 39th Annual St. Augustine’s Applefest will be held on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday September 18th. Saturday’s huge parade begins at 11 a.m. Enjoy live music, a giant craft fair, food, games, rides and a Sunday afternoon chicken BBQ. Saturday’s music features the Plattsburgh Pipe and Drum Corps, The SUNY Plattsburgh Gospel […]

Paddles and Balls Available to Learn the Game

The second pickleball net has been installed on the Jenkins Street courts. Adele Douglas posted the following specific information on the Peru Pickleball Facebook page. Our schedule is currently Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8am. Please join us. We have paddles and balls donated by the CVPH Foundation. When school starts we’ll also add […]

2016 Run For Jon Dedicated to Scott Woodard

The  26th Annual Run For Jon is this coming Saturday, August 27th, at Forrence Orchards on Mannix Road in Peru.  Registration is from 3:30 – 4:45. Forms and more information can be found at Start times have changed. This year the Kids’ Fun Run will start at 5:00PM.  The 2.5 mile runners and the […]

Clean-up Our Beloved Ausable River

The Ausable River Association (AsRA), in partnership with the Kayak Shack of Plattsburgh, is hosting a Paddling River Clean-Up Saturday, August 27th in Peru. The clean-up is open to all community members who want to restore and protect the beauty of the Ausable River. “Volunteers will immediately see the results of their hard work improving […]

Here’s a Plan for Next Sunday

The Harkness United Methodist Church invites one and all to wrap up Summer with a North Country treasure, and great fellowship!  Bring your family and meet your friends for a great meal at MICHIGANS FOR MISSION on Sunday August 28th from 11AM to 3PM at the Harkness Church Hall, 776 Hallock Hill Road in Peru. […]

Meet Your Farmer

Cornell Cooperative Extension and Adirondack Harvest are sponsoring Meet Your Farmer on Saturday, July 16 from 10:00-2:00. Several local farms in Clinton County will be opening their doors and encouraging the public to come see their operations. The farms will be holding tours and/or farm activities at 11am, 12pm, and 1pm and will answer questions […]

Art and the National Parks

Chazy, New York – The Alice T. Miner Museum is pleased to announce that former director/curator Amanda Palmer will be returning on Thursday, July 21st at 7 p.m. to the museum to share with us her campaign to encourage artists and people of all ages to find their park through art! She will give a presentation during […]

Off On a Great Note

The band “Taylor and the Intangibles” kicked off the Sunday night summer concert season at the Little Ausable River Park Gazebo last night. Peru’s own Tom Longware is the band’s lead guitarist. Taylor LaValley is a great lead singer. The good crowd appeared to have a great time and the music didn’t stop until 8:15. […]

City comes together to celebrate 4th of July – Sun Community News & Printing

PLATTSBURGH — The city of Plattsburgh announced the 4th of July community celebration schedule of events. Source: City comes together to celebrate 4th of July – Sun Community News & Printing

Gazebo Sunday Concerts Begin This Weekend

Every Sunday night from 6:00 to 8:00 PM – July 3rd through August 28th at Little Ausable River Park in Peru.  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 […]

Cadyville Field Day “Take Two” – Sun Community News & Printing

CADYVILLE — The Cadyville Volunteer Fire Department is looking forward to its second attempt of the 50th annual Cadyville Field Day this Sunday. Source: Cadyville Field Day “Take Two” – Sun Community News & Printing

Writer’s Workshop & Poetry Reading at Peru Free Library

Internationally recognized poet Craig Czury will lead a Writer’s Workshop here at the library on Thursday, June 23 from 4 to 6 pm. No experience necessary. Come and open your mind, write and be amazed. At 7:30 Mr. Czury will do a reading of his poetry. This program is funded by a generous grant from Poets & Writers. No charge, […]

A Great Time to Visit Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum

HOMESTEADING AND WOODWORKING WEEKEND:  June 18 – 19 – Hours 10am-4pm Wood carving demonstrations by Champlain Valley Wood Carvers.  Ongoing demonstrations of antique chain saws, shingle mill, and a planer and buzz saw run by hit and miss engines.  Watch as flax is spun into linen (Brook Sylvan Spinnery).  Try your hand at using a […]


Summer Gazebo Concert Schedule Announced


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 for advance registration/further information. 

Inaugural Pickleball Tournament to Benefit CCC Veterans Club

PLATTSBURGH –  Announcing the Inaugural Plattsburgh Pickleball Tournament to be held at Clinton Community College Gym 136 Clinton Point Drive, Plattsburgh –  with all proceeds to benefit the Clinton Community College Veterans Club. There will be 6 courts used at the site of the DOUBLE ELIMINATION Non-Sanctioned Tournament that will commence on Friday, May 6 at […]

Bye Bye Birdie Was A Blast

Sunday’s Chazy Music Theater’s Matinee performance of Bye Bye Birdie. was a wonderful experience. The performers were extremely talented and the orchestra was outstanding. Several Peru residents/former residents performed including Ross Coughlin, Tony Andrews Anne Lawliss Folley and Jamie Roberts. Anastasia Pratt was orchestra’s bass musician. If there are more, let me know. The Peru […]

Brown-Bag Sessions in the Main Gallery at The Strand Center Gallery

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is thrilled to host a lunchtime music series in its Main Gallery starting in March, 2016 and featuring music by SUNY Plattsburgh students. In the first installment, Ayrice Wilson and Daniel De Cranie-Pierre will demonstrate their prodigious vocal talents. Dr. Karen Becker, chair of the Department […]

Peru Central 4th Grader Battling Cancer – You Can Help!

Please share with as many of your friends as possible – Thank you! Peru – Last fall Peru Central School 4th grader Alyssa Bartholomew, 9-year old daughter of Josh and Diana Bartholomew, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Alyssa has been undergoing treatment at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. The treatments, medications and […]

Peru accepts museum fund request – Sun Community News & Printing

PERU — Before Tops, Stewart’s and Dollar General, Peru residents used to pick up their necessities at the ole’ general store known as the Goshen store. Source: Peru accepts museum fund request – Sun Community News & Printing

Ron Nolland’s “imaginations” Exhibit in the Main Gallery at The Strand Center

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is thrilled to host photographer Ron Nolland, and his guest exhibitors; Kate Catalfamo, Corky Corrado, and Julie Canapa in the Main Gallery in March, 2016. This upcoming exhibit will open in The Strand Center Main Gallery on Friday, March 4 and a free reception will be […]

East Coast Snocross coming to Plattsburgh – Press-Republican: Local News

Event at the Clinton County Fairgrounds Jan. 23, 24 is presented by Taylor Rental. Source: East Coast Snocross coming to Plattsburgh – Press-Republican: Local News

A Chance to Assist a Neighbor

Fundraising Spaghetti Dinner for Cynthia Lamarshe who is battling cancer. Many people her as a longtime Walmart jewelry department employee. Saturday, December 12th, 4 to 8 p.m. St. Augustine’s Parish Center, $8 adults, children $5. DJ, raffles, 50/50 and bake sale.

Scarlett James Grand Revue Presents the Art of Burlesque

PLATTSBURGH, NY-The Strand Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Scarlett James and her Burlesque Show are coming to The Historic Strand Center Theatre.  This show will be performed on November 21st at 7:30pm at the Strand Center Theatre located at 25 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh, NY The Art of Burlesque is a […]

Loud and Strong in Tribute

Retired Peru Central Music/Band Director Lynn Wilke played a flawless rendition of Taps at the November 11, 2015 Peru VFW Post 309 Veterans Day Service.

Halloween Fundraiser at Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum – Prepare to be Scared!!

Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum Presents: 2 consecutive weekends October 16-17 and 23-24 Candy Harvest – Geared for younger children and will include fun, games and candy! Dress up in your costume and enter the contest! 5:00-7:00 pm                                    $1.00 admission Soul Harvest – open to all ages, but parental discretion is […]

A Great Family Activity – Harvest Weekend at the Babbie Museum

Harvest Weekend – October 10-11, 2015 – Hours 10am – 4pm. $1.00 off admission if you bring a nonperishable item for the Interfaith Foodshelf.  Demonstrations of corn harvest, granary, hit and miss engines and blacksmith shop.   On Sat. Oct. 10, come and watch as flax is spun into linen (Brook Sylvan Spinnery).  For the kids […]

Call for Artists for The Strand Center’s Juried Show “On the Road”

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 “On the Road” and participants are encouraged to submit artwork that addresses the themes of travel and adventure, whether it is in the region or […]

This Weekend Enjoy the Battle of Plattsburgh Events

Here is the 2015 Battle of Plattsburgh Event Schedule – The Parade is 1 PM Saturday. 

Babbie Museum 5th Annual Kids Fair and Festival

5th Annual Kids Fair and Festival – September 12-13, 2015 – Hours 10am – 4pm. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum, 250 River Rd., Peru, NY 12972. Old time games including hopscotch, sack races, corn box, bobbing for apples, pumpkin tic tac toe, egg races, bean bag toss; stagecoach and Thomas the Train rides; hayrides; […]

A Summer Saturday Morning Along Route 9

This morning, August 22, 2015, The Peru Gazette took two hours to visit three beautiful places along Route 9 beginning at the Peru Dock, then the  veranda at Clinton Community College and the Plattsburgh Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market. We don’t think it will take you long to discover why we enjoyed out brief trip. Peru […]

Nine New Art Exhibits Feature Local Artists in Plattsburgh Businesses 

PLATTSBURGH, NY – Nine new exhibits have been rotated to feature original artwork in local Plattsburgh businesses as part of The Strand Center for the Arts Off-Site Gallery program. These exhibits will be on view from July to September and each features a variety of area artists. There are currently nine Off-Site Gallery locations: Best […]

Mayor’s Cup Regatta & Festival | Calendar of Events | Plattsburgh, NY

Source: Mayor’s Cup Regatta & Festival | Calendar of Events | Plattsburgh, NY

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