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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.

Peru Student Angler Open Meeting

Peru Student Angler Open Meeting: For anyone age 11 years to 17 years who is interested in fishing competitively on a team. Must still be in high school in order to join. Meeting is at the Peru Town Hall on Thursday, June 11th from 7 pm to 8 pm. There is a fee of $30.00 […]

Trees Along the Trail

Adele Douglas and her daughter Emily An enthusiastic  group of volunteers turned out this morning at 10AM for the TD Bank sponsored Trees Along the Trail Event. TD Bank donated 275 trees of 9 species to the town for placement along the Peru’s beautiful new Walking Trail.  Town Supervisor Peter Glushko welcomed the volunteers including […]

Much More Than Throwing a Line in the Water

By John T. Ryan Peru – It’s unusual for a 10th grader to have made a career choice, but two Peru High School students have decided; they want to be professional fishermen. Perry Marvin Jr. (16) and Alec Morrison (15) have reason for optimism. Over the past several years both boys have won numerous state […]

Service, Fun and Learning Over Spring Break

By John T. Ryan Spring Break is a time for many North Country residents to travel south to enjoy the warm of sun. Each year the Peru Community Church Senior High Youth Group also travels, but not quite as far south as most people. The group stops in Washington D.C. where they serve the homeless […]

A Great Way to Serve Children and Community

The Peru Central School District is seeking candidates to fill two (2) vacancies on the Board of Education, due to the expiration of the terms of Ms. Cynthia Mills and Ms. Jill Folsom. Both seats are at large for a five-year term from July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2020. The ‘Petition for Nomination of […]

Community Service is Their Way of Life

By John T. Ryan When the Peru Gazette arrived at the Peru Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, April 8, 2015 to take a photo of the department’s 2015 officers, firefighters John Stafford and Amelia Brelia were demonstrating ambulance and firefighting procedures to Tiger Scouts from Peru Cub Scout Pack 49. This is just one of […]

A Student Link to Business and Community

  By John T. Ryan WEP’s: A student link to the businesses and non-profits; a guided hands-on environment; a tool for the community with no academic or income restrictions. Those are just a few of the words Lance Falcon uses to describe WEP’s (Work Experience Program). Falcon and a small group of volunteers have been […]

Youth Program Sign Ups

The Peru Youth Commission will be holding sign ups for all Town of Peru Youth on Friday March 20th from 6-9 pm and Saturday March 21 at from 9 – noon. Sign ups will include Baseball, Softball, Summer Activities and Fall Soccer. Employment opportunities will also be offered for youth ages 14. -18. All youth […]

The Strand Center for the Arts Announces its Annual High School & Middle School Exhibition

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is proud to announce that its Annual High School & Middle School Exhibition will be opening in the SCA Main Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh. The opening reception for this exhibition will be held March 20th, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition […]

New Program for Children with Special Needs

Thera-Pets, Inc. will begin the Jonathon’s Journey program for children with special needs on Sunday, April 15th from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. The group will meet every Sunday for nine weeks, excluding Memorial Day Weekend, at the Butternut Ridge Farm, 648 Calkins Road, Peru. Jonathon’s Journey is a newly structured program that still gives the […]

Photos Capture Spirit of the Mission of Hope and the Nicaraguan People

  L-R Nathan Kennedy, Abigail St. Louis, Gabrielle Dion, Shauna Fliss, Megan Mazzella, Chris Mazzella  By John T. Ryan The North Country Mission of Hope’s February 17-24 mission to Nicaragua included nine high school students and adults who either live in Peru or attend Peru High School. They included Chris Mazzella, Megan Mazzella, Shauna Fliss, […]

Plattsburgh Noon Kiwanis Seeks Projects to Fund from Special Community Service Fund

Plattsburgh, NY—March 3, 2015—The Plattsburgh Noon Kiwanis Club announces that it will award up to $10,000 in grants to Clinton County organizations submitting grant proposals by April 17, 2015. As the motto of Kiwanis International is “Serving the Children of the World,” priority will be given to requests for projects that serve children – neonatal […]

Sacrifice and Love

  At least seven Peru residents traveled to Nicaragua to participate in the Mission of Hope’s February Mission. They included Sally Kokes, Mary Hensel, Chris Mazzella, Megan Mazzella, Shauna Fliss, Samantha Bashaw and Nathan Kennedy. Congratulations to them all!  We are proud of you! 

Peru Drama Club Presents: The Addams Family

Come one come all down to Peru Jr./Sr. High School auditorium on March 5th and 6th at 7:30pm and March 7th at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. Admission is $8.00 in advance, and $10.00 at the door. Advanced tickets can be purchased at Peru Pharmacy (518-643-6499 ext. 5184),, and are available for Peru staff, students, and […]

Peru Youth Sports Registration – March 20 and 21

2015 Peru Youth Sports Programs – Registration will be Friday March 20th from 5 pm – 9 pm and Saturday March 21 from 9 am – 12 pm at Town Hall. Spring Sports: T-Ball, Baseball and Softball T-ball ages 5 to 6 Grasshopper ages 7 – 9 Pee Wee ages 10 – 12 +++ Ages […]

The Strand Center for the Arts Annual High School & Middle School Exhibition 2015

Dear Educators, Parents and Students, It’s time for The Strand Center’s Annual High School & Middle School Exhibition! This year’s exhibition will open on March 20th and run through April 24th 2015. We hope these dates work with the majority of local school districts. This year we are expanding the number of participating schools; however, […]

School Business Officials Report on “The Road Ahead”

The people most in the know analyze the financial challenges facing NYS schools. The report was issued in January 2104, but it’s still very relevant. School District Insolvency by the NYS Association of School Business Officials

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