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Town Christmas Tree Lighting December 1st

Outgoing Town Supervisor Peter Glushko and his wife Karen will have the honor of lighting the Town Christmas Tree at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Little Ausable River Park Gazebo. The Peru Fire Department will transport Santa Claus to the Community Church Fellowship Center following the tree lighting.  Everyone is invited […]

Ski Club Registration December 10th

The Peru Ski Club will be holding a registration on December 10th from 6pm to 7pm at the Peru Town Hall, downstairs. – Participants must bring a birth certificate. – The child participating must be present – Payment in full is required at registration. – This program is Non-refundable once payment is made. More info […]

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 […]

Legal Marijuana Marketing To Adults Presents New Perils For Kids : Shots – Health News : NPR

Source: Legal Marijuana Marketing To Adults Presents New Perils For Kids : Shots – Health News : NPR

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 […]

Discovering His Family’s Deep Roots

By John T. Ryan Peru High School junior Alex Lawliss recently accompanied his grandfather John “Jack” Lawliss to the St. Alexander’s Catholic Cemetery in Morrisonville where he learned about his family’s deep North Country roots. Alex visited the graves of four ancestors: his great-great-great-great grandfather, great-great-great grandfather, great-great grandfather and great grandfather. Alex said, “I […]

Major Upgrade to a Peru Elementary School Playground

By John T. Ryan Peru – If you’ve driven by the Peru Elementary Schol playground on the sweeping Route 22B curve this week, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the many, many children enjoying the new, very large, playground apparatus. The Peru Parent Teachers Organization (PTO) and the school district are responsible for purchasing the improved equipment. PTO […]

Youth Swim Program Begins Sept. 9 in Memorial Hall Pool

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 4, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh will offer its Saturday morning Youth Learn to Swim program beginning Sept. 9 in Memorial Hall Pool. The eight-week program is structured to improve swimming skills of children to make them safe in and around the water. Each session is 45 minutes. To enroll, children must be […]

It’s Soccer Registration Time

Soccer Registration – Register now through August 11th at RecDesk:

Jones Authored Bill Becomes Law

From the Office of Assemblyman Bill Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that a bill he authored making it easier for kids to protect themselves from insect bites while at camp has been signed into law (Ch. 163 of 2017). The new law allows children attending overnight camp, summer day camp and traveling summer day […]

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, […]

The North Country Has a New Eagle Scout

By John T. Ryan Peru – James Hilchey joined the Boy Scouts at age 12. Tonight, at age 18, he became an Eagle Scout in ceremonies conducted at St. Augustine’s Parish Center. The son of Jennifer Reyell-Cameron and Christopher Hilchey, James will be a senior at Saranac High School this fall. Peru Troop 8049 Scout […]

The Peru Free Library is a Busy Place

Email just received from the Peru Free Library Dear Friends and Patrons, Summer is fast approaching and the library is preparing for our busiest time of the year, family programs, children’s art classes and lots and lots of summer reading! Build a Better World is our summer reading theme this year and will also play […]

It’s Fun Run Time

The Peru Youth Commission Fun Runs for children 3 -13 13 will be held at the Peru Central School track on Mondays, June 12, 19 and 26 and July 3 and 10. Registration at 4:45 p.m with 1/4 mile race to start immediately following stretching followed by a 1/2 mile and a 1 mile race. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Remillard Excels IN NYC and Boston Marathons

By John T. Ryan Peru – People living in or near the Peru hamlet undoubtedly recall Charles Remillard. He’s the tall, red-headed young man we saw running by our homes as a member of the Peru High School Track Team. Graduating in 2011, Charles went on to star for the SUNY Oneonta Red Dragons. Today, […]

Register Online For Peru Youth Commission’s Summer & Fall Programs

2017 TOWN OF PERU YOUTH COMMISSION **NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION** (TOWN OF PERU RESIDENTS ONLY) TOWNOFPERU.RECDESK.COM March 15th to April 15th You must create an account using parent’s information, then you must add your children as members of the same household. You will receive an email confirmation once your account has been approved. Once approved you […]

A message from the Adirondack Anglers

Next Wednesday 3/15/17 we will have our Cast-Off Meeting for 2017. All interested youth anglers within the Adirondack Region are welcome to attend. The meeting is at the Peru Town Hall, basement level, 5:30-700pm. Administrative opportunities are available within the club for area youth interested in learning more about Marketing, Advertising, Sponsorship, and Fund Raising. […]

Teagan Plimpton from Peru Named to SUNY Geneseo’s President’s List for Fall 2016

GENESEO, NY (02/07/2017)– Teagan Plimpton from Peru, NY (12972), was named to the President’s List at The State University of New York at Geneseo for the fall semester 2016. To be on the list, a student must have achieved an A in all coursework (4.0 grade point average) while taking at least 12 credit hours. […]

A Invitation to 2nd – 6th Grade Parents

Peru Central School District Parent University  – The Art of Cursive Writing 2nd – 6th Grade The art of cursive writing is beginning to fade as curricular needs push the proper time needed to dedicate to cursive writing out of our school day. Come to this Parent workshop presented by educator Amber Arnold, to acquire the […]

A Wonderful Opportunity for Parents

Police fear another drug OD death | Local News |

  Peru Gazette Comment: Very important to share and get the word out about these bad drugs. Friends found Malone man unresponsive; autopsy being done. Source: Police fear another drug OD death | Local News |

Peru Knights Help Ensure That Peru’s Children Will Be Warm

L-R Peru K-2 Principal Michelle Rawson, St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Grand Knight Keith Kemp and School Nurse Kathy Bedard Peru – This morning St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Grand Knight Keith Kemp presented twenty-four new children’s winter jackets to K-2 Principal Michelle Rawson and School Nurse Kathy Bedard. The school […]

150 SUNY Plattsburgh Scholarships for Local Youth

SUNY Plattsburgh freshman, their families, and members of the local community filled the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall Friday, Oct. 21 for the North Country Scholarship reception that celebrated 150 recipients who received the North Country Scholarship this year. “This event allowed local scholars and their families to meet the benefactors who support […]

The New York Bar Foundation and NYSBA Committee Announce Scholarship for Students Aging Out of Foster Care

The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the 2017 Honorable Judith S. Kaye and Children and the Law Committee Scholarship, which has been created through a special project of the Committee on Children and the Law of the New York State Bar Association. The scholarship partnership aligns the missions of […]

Youth Group to Host Beartracks at Peru Community Church Fellowship Center

Popular acoustic musical group Beartracks will perform Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7 pm in the Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm Street, Peru, NY. Tickets are $10 in advance. $12 at the door (if available). Doors open at 6 pm. The Senior/Junior High Youth Group is pleased to host the performance. Proceeds will benefit […]

Like Robots? Horses? Bluegrass Music? Cooking?

Register Now for Cornell Cooperative Extension After School or 4-H Club Programs Northern New York. The Cornell Cooperative Extension associations in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties are inviting youth, ages 5 to 19, to register for fun learning activities through After School programs and 4-H clubs. The new year for the […]

Youth Commission Soccer Begins Saturday

The Peru Youth  Commission will be holding its annual Soccer Kick Off Classic this Saturday at Laphams Mills Recreational Facility . There will be 24 teams opening up the season with each team playing 3 games. Opening Ceremonies will start at 10:00 and there will also be a concession stand. For more information please contact […]

All Dancers Welcome

The North Country Ballet Ensemble will hold auditions in September for the 31st Annual Nutcracker. Performances take place at Hartman Theater of SUNY Plattsburgh and at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, in November and December. Dancers of all styles and abilities are invited to attend. All dancers are invited to audition in Plattsburgh […]

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 […]

Run For Jon is a Great Community and Family Event

Peru – The North Country Community united on August 27th to make the 26th Annual Run For Jon a great success. $6,600 was raised to assist families with a child facing medical crisis. Participants came from many communities and schools including Saranac Central, Peru Central, Chazy Rural School, Saranac Lake Central, Beekmantown Central, Seton Catholic […]

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 […]

Input please!

A Message from Peru Community Development Coordinator Adele Douglas The Town of Peru has been awarded funds from the Clinton County Health Dept. to build Fun/Exercise stations along the Little Ausable River Trail. The idea is to offer additional opportunities for exercise and improving balance in a way that’s fun for a wide range of […]

A Creative Project to Assist Bicyclists

By John T. Ryan In June Peru Troop 8049 Eagle Scout candidate Andrew Banker asked the Peru Town Board for permission to install two bike repair stations along the Little Ausable River Trail. At the Board’s Monday, August 15, 2016 meeting Banker returned to thank the counselors and to tell them that the stations have […]

Soccer Coaches Needed

Please share! The Peru Youth Commission needs two mite coaches for its Fall Soccer Program. The mite age group is (6,7 and 8 ). If you can help please contact John Flynn at

Twin brothers from Peru become Eagle Scouts

PERU — A pair of twin brothers have earned their wings. Source: Twin brothers from Peru become Eagle Scouts

Fun Run Results

Peru Fun Run Results The Town of Peru Recreation Department had the third of five fun runs on Tuesday, July 5th. Seventeen runners braved the heat at the Peru Central High School track. Tori LaValley won the ¼ mile with a time of 1:42, while Margaret Rock finished first in the ½ mile with a […]

United Way Helps Grant a Child’s Birthday Wish

“The mission of United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is To be a leader in community partnership building and to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another” stated Kathy Snow, Director of Development, and that’s why we help bring people together to do amazing things in the community.” Colleen Blair […]

Play Ball Kids

Story by John T. Ryan, Photos by James Neyenhouse (Editor’s Note – 29 photos were added to the link below at 2:55 p.m. on Sunday, June 5th) Peru – June 4, 2016 Assemblyman Janet Duprey was on hand this morning to throw the first pitch at the Peru Youth Commission’s Early Bird Tournament. Over 300 […]

Peru Central Retired Coach Passes Away

Obituary of Scott Woodward Scott M. Woodward Port Kent – Scott M. Woodward, 60, of Lake Street, Port Kent, died unexpectedly, Monday, April 11, 2016 at his home. He was born in Plattsburgh, October 17, 2016, son of the late Robert William and Barbara (Bromley) Woodward. Service details are incomplete and will be announced. Arrangements […]

Shape Up Clinton County Comes to Peru

SHAPE UP CLINTON COUNTY! (Read our previous story for background information.)  New and Exciting Program for YOUR Kids this Summer Gymnastics,/Tumbling, Hip Hop Dance, Golf, Karate and Archery. Registration for all of the following Peru Youth Commission Activities will be held on Friday, April 8th from 5 PM- 9 PM and Friday, April 15th from […]

Sign-up for Summer and Fall Youth Commission Activities Scheduled

The Peru Youth Commission will be holding registration for all of their Summer and Fall Activities on Friday April 8th  from 5 PM- 9 PM and Friday April 15th from 5-9 PM at the Peru Town Hall. Activities include Team Sports for Baseball/Softball, and Soccer. Summer weekly camps in Soccer, Tennis and Arts and Crafts […]

Free Youth Programs in Golf, Archery, Gymnastics, Karate and Hip-Hop Dance This Summer

By John T. Ryan The Town of Peru and its Youth Commission is well known for the vibrant summer programs. Thanks to collaboration between the CVPH Foundation and five local communities including Peru, even more activities will be available this summer. The Fitness in the Parks Program funded by a $200,000 New York State Health […]

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 […]

The Strand Center Call for Student Artists for High School/Middle School Exhibition in April

The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to host its Annual High School & Middle School Exhibition this April and is looking for student artists. This year’s exhibition will be held at The Strand Center Main Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh. The exhibition will open on April 1st and run through April […]

Music Comedy Production in Peru Next Week

The Peru Drama Club will perform A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum on March 10th, 11th, and 12th at 7:30 pm with a special matinee performance on Saturday, the 12th, at 2:00 pm. Performances will take place in the Peru Senior High auditorium. Tickets are $10 at the door and $8 in […]

NYS #1 in NE Attracting 23,000 International Students

From the Office of Empire State Development SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher said, “With 23,000 international students from 72 countries currently studying at our colleges and universities, SUNY is proud to ensure a truly global educational experience for all of our students.” Empire State Development today announced that New York State ranked first in the […]

Peru to Have New Ice Rink

By John T. Ryan Town of Peru Water and Sewer Department Equipment Operator Chad Frechette has been busy this week preparing the base for skating rink adjacent to the road leading into Sullivan Park. Ice thickness and quality combined with safety issues associated with sleds entering the rink at high speed convinced the Town Board […]

Jackie Young Douglass, Lucy Godfrey and and Sandy Lashua led the caroling last night at the Peru Gazebo. Here’s their version of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. 

Here Comes Santa

Santa arrived at the Fellowship Center right on time thanks to the Peru Volunteer Fire Department!

Merry Christmas to All!

A few photos from tonight’s Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival at LIttle Ausable River Park and the Fellowship Center. There was a wonderful turnout of Peru’s many young families!  Click here to view. 

Tree Lighting Friday, December 4th

Mike Hanlon and Chad Frechette were decorating the Christmas Tree at Little Ausable River Park this morning in preparation for Friday evening’s ceremonies. Singing will begin @ 6:45 PM. The Town Christmas Tree will be lit, and the arrival of Santa Claus by our Town Fire Department will be about 7:00 PM. There will be […]

Coats for Peru’s Kids

L-R Peru Elementary School Principal Matt Slattery, School Nurse Nicole Powers, Peru Knights of Columbus Deputy Grand Knight Dwane Bast and Coats for Kids Chairman John Ryan  PERU – On November 19th, St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Deputy Grand Knight Dwane Bast and Coats For Kids Chairman John Ryan presented twenty-four new boys […]

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 […]

Community Service on the Run

By Adele Douglas Last Friday Peru Central School’s Cross Country Team helped out along the Little Ausable River Walking Trail by pulling out a nasty weed that can be a problem for dogs and their owners. Cocklebur seeds were brought in with soil during construction last year and while Fuller Excavating did a great job removing […]

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; […]

Peru Community Church and St. Augustine’s Church Recognize Graduates

The Peru Community Church recognized four of their graduating Seniors on Sunday at the annual Baccalaureate Sunday. From left to right: Benjamin Morgan, Kimberly Wagner, Andrew Thew and Hannah Osborne. St. Augustine’s Church recognized Peru High School graduates Nathan Kennedy and Shauna Fliss.

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