The town of Jay will hold “Cleanup Day” on Saturday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Town of Jay Highway Garage on Valley Road in Jay. This event is free to all town of Jay residents only (no businesses).
The following are allowed items: clothing, furniture, televisions, empty paint cans, vacuum cleaners, carpeting, copper, cast iron, steel, aluminum, old computers, stereo systems, radios, bikes, lawn mowers, light fixtures, lamps, tires (two per family), refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners. No construction or demolition debris, hazardous materials, fencing, propane tanks, household garbage or returnables are allowed. All children must remain in the vehicle.
Simple Treasure’s Thrift Shop grand opening was held on May 1 and will benefit the Holy Name School. It has a new name and a new location on Main Street right next door to the “Forks Country Store.”
Donations will be accepted during business hours only. Accepted items: clothing, blankets, sheets, towels, silverware, pots / pans, plates, cups, bowls, and baby items. All donated items must be clean, with no holes or stains.
For more information on hours of operation, call 647-8444. This thrift shop is very organized. You must stop by and see it.
The Bowling Season at Riverside Lanes has come to an end and the following are second half winners. Monday Night Men AuSable Club Rondeau’s Todd Nelson, Chuck Bedard, Bob Hanley, Jim Rondeau, Kevin Parrow and Subs Gavin Isham and Bobby Rondeau. Wednesday Morning Women Early Birds League: North Country Club Doris Martino, Sam Devlin, Keena Banker and Peggy Passino Wednesday Night Men: Mountain & Valley Mountain Electric, Jeff Howard, Bert Drake, Bob Bombard, Fred Drake, Fonzy Smith and John Kinsman. Thursday Night Women: Sharkies Dollies, M & M Diner, Beth Goodman, Hope Nelson, Jacqueline Coolidge, Tiffany Lowther and Monica Bola. Tuesday Night Women: Mahogany Ridge will complete their season after this goes to press.
All leagues will have their roll offs this week with each league rolling off between each half-team winner. All winners will be announced next week. Good luck to all the bowlers as they roll off for league championships
Welcome to our world Noah James Cumber, son of Duane Jr. and Nancy Cumber of AuSable Forks. Noah arrived at CVPH Medical Center on April 14. He weighed in at 9 lbs. 8 1/4 oz. and measured 22 inches. He joins his big brother Dillian, 7 years old, at home. Grandparents are Donna Cumber and Butch Darrah of AuSable Forks, Duane Sr. and Jeanette Cumber of Peru, and Diana Hopkins and Marvin Rabideau of Jay. Great-grandmother is Gertrude Wells of AuSable Forks. Best wishes to the Cumber’s and their brand new, bouncing baby boy.
John Rulfs of Keeseville and Karen Rulfs of Plattsburgh announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda of Peru to Jarrod Whisher, also of Peru, son of Russell Whisher of Peru and Darcy Matias of Maine. An April 10, 2010 wedding is being planned by the happy couple.
Birthdays this week
May 4: I send my love and best wishes to my niece Logan Snow who celebrated her special day
May 5: Kay O’Neill and Brenda Woodring were our “birthday girls.” Our North Country angel Gabby Lincoln celebrated her 12th birthday
May 6: John Kurz celebrated his special day
May 7: Gary and Greg Lanzoni, Lefty Miller and Mark Aubin all get cake and candles
May 8: I send my love and best wishes to my niece Sydney Snow who celebrates today
May 9: No birthdays
May 10: Amy Drake and Rikki Kane are our “birthday girls”
Happy Anniversary wishes this week to John and Amy Sorrell and Keith and Jennifer Furnia on May 4, John and Francine Snow on May 6, and Howard and Amy Drake on May 9.
My condolences to the family of Helen Jacques, 99, of Fern Lake who passed away at the home of her daughter on April 27. She was born in Plattsburgh on Jan. 8, 1910, the daughter of Edward and Agnes May (Freeman) Werner. Funeral services were held on April 30 and burial followed in the Riverside Cemetery in Plattsburgh.
Hollywood Theatre is open and will feature movies Wednesday through Sunday and will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Ward Lumber Co. in Jay will hold a Blood Drive on May 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. Please attend and give the “Gift Of Life.”
AuSable Valley Rotary Club will hold a Street Drive on May 9. The rain date will be May 16. Funds from this event will be used to stop polio worldwide.
Ballroom dancing classes are being offered at the Amos & Julia Ward Theatre in Jay every Saturday evening for the month of May at 7 p.m. Grab your dancing shoes and your partner or come solo and enjoy two hours of fun. Cost of the classes is $5 per person or $8 per couple. All proceeds from the classes will benefit the theater.
Kacie Murphy was guest of honor at a bridal shower held at Riverside Lanes on May 2. Sixty-five guests attended and were served a delicious buffet and cake. Kacie received many beautiful gifts. Kacie and Bobby Haywood will be married on July 11. My very best wishes go to this very special couple.
Homegrown String Band will be the featured entertainment for the Covered Bridge Coffeehouse at the Amos & Julia Ward Theatre in Jay on May 15. This band features guitar, banjo, fiddle, ducimer, mandolin, harmonica, jawharp, doubek and percussive dance. The admission price of $8 includes coffee and refreshments.
Special thoughts and prayers for our area ill residents
Jean Pulsifer, Janet Bombard, Bud Snow, Jari Snow-Thwaits, Peggy Sue Hart, Jimmy Bombard, Bev Devost, Walt Dubay, John Santor, Marvin Hildreth, Karen Baker, Ann Aubin, Joan Pray, Margaret Trumbull, Linda Gilbert, Cindy Thomas, Allison Crahan, Carol (Bombard) Quigley, Laura (Joyal) Razzano, Rikki Kane, Luke Connell, Pauline Dumas, Evie Dockum, Joe DubayJr., Walt Fournier Sr., Edna (Votraw) Bombard, Savage, Martha Frenia, Terry Nollette, Bob Rondeau, Almeada Depo, Colleen Otis-Whisher, Charlie Cornick and anyone I may have forgotten.
Till next time have a great week and “happy reading.” Happy Mother’s Day to the most wonderful mom in the world, my mom, Leota Perkins, and to all my faithful mom readers.