Hello everybody, here’s news from Wilmington.
Bits & pieces
Seems that Amy Ano and Ronnie Winch celebrated their birthdays a couple Sundays ago on Nov. 30. I won’t take anything away from the good time that everyone had at Steinhoff’s by asking which birthdays they were!
Whiteface Community UMC: Extra Helpings orders have been submitted and will be picked up later this month on Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. right at the Whiteface Methodist Church on the corner of Route 86 and Haselton Road here in Wilmington. If you have any questions concerning the monthly Extra Helpings, please contact Don Morrison at 946-7192.
Speaking of Don, he sent me an e-mail last week that said: “We are really thankful for all the people who donated food for baskets, both individuals and groups such as Boy Scout Troop 23, the Lake Placid and Au Sable Forks elementary schools, Rotary of Au Sable Forks, and lots of individuals and families. It was really heart warming to receive so much. We also have a good base going into winter, which is so important.
“We are always open to donations of food and money. We actually buy a lot of our food from the Northeastern New York Food Bank in Latham,” Morrison said.
He also wanted to stress again that laundry detergent, toilet paper and other non-food items are always welcomed because it gives families more money for their food.
Wilmington Historical Society
As stated before, this group is such a treasure for residents of this town, for anyone interested in Adirondack lore or for anyone who likes to hear a good story. Are you looking for a different kind of present for Christmas or holiday giving? How about a gift membership in the Historical Society? For more information, please call Karen Peters at 946-7586.
A beautiful quilted wall hanging, hand made by Ellie McAvoy, Jane Sibalski and Wendy Preston, will be raffled off Saturday, Dec. 13. at 11 a.m. AND, since the Friends of the Library will be hosting their annual Holiday Cookies by the Pound Sale beginning at 10 a.m., you will still have a whole hour to buy some chances for this work of art. All money raised will be helping our library keep its place in the makeup of our town. Think what we would have to do if we did not have this facility. Let’s all of us make every effort to support this local treasure.
What’s on the menu for next week’s lunches? Glad you asked. On Tuesday, Dec. 16 you can treat yourself to cheesy cod loin served up with rice and Brussel sprouts, rolls to mop your plate with and peaches for dessert. Two days later, Thursday, Dec. 18, an early Christmas dinner will be on the plates of all, featuring stuffed chicken breast with mashed potatos and baby carrots. Once again, rolls will be on hand, or rather, in hand, and for dessert, apple pie! YUM!
Realizing that some of these milestones are way gone past, please bear with their being reported. Last month, Francis and Carolyn Kane celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and Mildred Van Holten, once again, gained a year without showing it. How do you do that, girl?
December brings us birthdays for Charlene Lincoln on the 3rd and Catherine Engert on the 16th. Since there will not be a meal on Christmas Day, the Christmas luncheon and party will be taking place on Thursday, Dec. 18. For the gift exchange, men are asked to bring a gift for another man. Women, yep, you guessed it, are being asked to being a gift for another woman, and all participants are asked to bring a white elephant item. Please keep in mind the $5 limit for any gifts. Besides the good food and camaraderie, there will also be some great entertainment in the persons of Mitch and Vi Terry who will wow the crowd with some special music and singing.
Don’t forget to call Carolyn Kane at 946-2271 to make your reservation the day before each meal; she needs to call in the number to Elizabethtown.
Close to Wilmington
Jay: JEMS will present “The Christmas Rose.” What would you get if you mixed song and story, music and legend? Make it a story that takes place in a Scandinavian garden, village and dark forest. Add some thieves, monks, robber women, herbs, wild animals and wilder children to the already-present rich, poor, narrow-minded and open-hearted. Then color the tale with danger, faith, mistrust, love and, of course, miracles.
“The Christmas Rose” contains original music performed by Adirondack Harpist Martha Gallagher on Friday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Amos and Julia Ward Theater across from the Jay Village Green. Tickets will be $10 and reservations are recommended. Call 518-946-7359 or web www.jemsgroup.org for more information.
Gallagher said, “My imagination was captured by The Legend of the Christmas Rose the very first time I heard it, read by a Viking descendant by the light of the real candles that burned on his Christmas tree on a snowy winter night many years ago.” Gallagher also has her own site at www.adkharper.com.
¯ Big Christmas sale at the Alpaca Shoppe located at Rosenblum Chiropractic. Through Dec. 24, select sweaters will be 50 percent off and all jackets, coats and vests will be 20 percent off.
Upper Jay: This Monday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m., the Quilters’ Gathering takes the limelight at the Wells Memorial Library, and the next day, Tuesday, Dec. 16, the Writers’ Collective will get together from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Terry Young’s etchings, drawings and books will continue to be displayed throughout the remainder of December. And, let’s not forget the ongoing holiday sale of new and gently used decorations and selected new gift items through December 24th during library hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. New items are added weekly.
How about a Christmas or holiday gift that will keep on giving? Check with the Wilmington Fire Department about donating to the Shawn Coarding Memorial Scholarship Fund or the Whiteface Visitors Bureau about donating to the John Zachay Memorial Scholarship Fund, or, split a gift and give to both!
So long for now, thank you for reading, and “May God Bless.”