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New Videos Highlight Life In The Adirondacks – – The Adirondack Almanack

Source: New Videos Highlight Life In The Adirondacks – – The Adirondack Almanack

Community Dinner – Everyone Welcome! 

Peru – St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 will host a community spaghetti dinner on Saturday, January 20th  at the St. Augustine’s Parish Center.  Enjoy “ALL YOU CAN EAT” regular & gluten-free spaghetti, salad, bread and a delicious dessert.  Served from 4:30 to 6:30 PM for only $7.50 per person, $2.50 for children 6 […]

Upcoming Lake Placid Winter Sports Events – – The Adirondack Almanack

Source: Upcoming Lake Placid Winter Sports Events – – The Adirondack Almanack

An Inspiring Message from Sister Debbie of the North Country Mission of Hope

Good morning everyone, I would like to begin by welcoming a significant number of new readers to these mission news/notes. Just to bring all our readers up to speed, these news and notes are designed to share key weekly news regarding the Mission, giving key dates and events and usually ending with a “Thought for […]

Shop for Christmas Gifts and Enjoy a Hot Lunch

Peru—Fall Into Winter Craft Fair will be held at St. Augustine’s Parish Center, 3030 Main St., on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Hot lunch, baked goods and basket raffles will also be available.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Plattsburgh Brewfest returns for third year – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Plattsburgh Brewfest returns for third year – Sun Community News & Printing

Learning and Fun for People of All Ages

  2017 Hay & Grain Harvest/Antique Tractor Weekend at Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum August 19-20, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at 250 River Road, Peru, NY   12972. (518) 643-8052 Ongoing demonstrations include harvesting of hay and grain with antique farming equipment; the blacksmith shop and granary; soap making; spinning of flax into linen. Have the […]

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 […]

A Great Time To Raft at Ausable chasm

We’ve had too much rain, but one good aspect is that it make the raft ride through Ausable Chasm very exciting. John Stafford was kind enough to share this video taken yesterday. Click here to view   

Overlooking Peru and the Champlain Valley

Persons of any faith or of no faith can appreciate the gift Peru has in St. Patrick’s Oratory and Mother Cabrini Shrine. Father Alan Shnob, volunteers and staff put their hearts and souls into caring for it. It’s a place of peace, serenity and beauty. Click here for photos taken today June 28, 2017. 

Gazebo Concerts Begin Sunday


A Favorite Stop Changes Hands

By John T. Ryan Peru – April 28, 2017 was the beginning of a new life adventure for Jeanne and Tim Arnold when they opened Sweet Treat as its new owners. As they commented on Facebook, “After a break of six years we are back. We can’t wait to see our old friends and meet […]

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

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,

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 […]

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 […]

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