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AROUND AUSABLE: AFVFD events slated; bowling league enters second half

January 13, 2011
Riverside Lanes hosted its annual New Year’s Gala with a large crowd attending. Forty couples bowled in the 9-pin bowling tournament. The winners were: 1st place, Krrynne and Ben Vincent; 2nd place, Sandi Pelkey and Kellen Nolan; 3rd place, Jackie and Adam Coolidge.

The DJ service kept the dance floor filled with lots of great tunes. Everyone enjoyed the Champagne toast at midnight as they donned their hats and noisemakers to ring in 2011. 20 Main hosted its New Year’s Eve party with the musical entertainment of Eat, Drink and Funk. A large crowd gathered at the Main to enjoy the great music and ring in the New Year.     

The committee for the fourth annual Christmas Toy Drive (townships of Jay and Black Brook) wish to thank everyone who generously donated funds, toys, volunteered to wrap and deliver toys as well as holiday gift packages to children and families for the holiday season. This event enabled 64 children to receive toys and 35 families to enjoy a delicious meal on Christmas Day. Thanks to everyone and happy New Year to all.     

Rebecca Kelly and her husband Craig Brashear hosted an open house on Dec. 29 at their new business located in the Tahawus Lodge Building on Main Street in AuSable Forks. Rebecca and Craig proudly gave tours so everyone attending could see what wonderful changes have been made to the building. After numerous renovations everyone attending was in awe of the wonderful plans this couple has for this landmark. They will continue their improvements as funding permits. They have numerous ideas for the future and welcome input from residents.

Good luck to Rebecca and Craig on their new business venture which promises to be a very welcome addition to our Main Street.     

The AuSable Forks Ambulance Service hosted a blood drive on Dec. 30 at their station. Twenty-eight attended and 25 units of blood were collected. The lucky winner of the door prize was Christina Drake. The next blood drive will be held in February.     

Birthdays this week

Jan. 3: No birthdays  

Jan. 4: William “Billy” Lincoln III celebrated  

Jan. 5: I send my love and best wishes to my husband John Santor as he celebrated his special day   

Jan. 6: Barbara (Gilbert) Paul is our “birthday girl” 

Jan. 7: Sheila Lovely, Kevin Goff Sr. and Alexander Walker all get cake and candles  

Jan. 8: Michael Manor, Darryl Lovely, and John La Fountain all celebrate  

Jan. 9: Bryan Walton, Bradley Deyoe, and Liz Arnold all get best wishes    

Happy anniversary wishes to Jamie and Chelley Martineau on Jan. 6      

Special thoughts and prayers for our dearly departed residents: Jan. 3, Otis Hazen; Jan. 4, Donald Betters  (2000); Jan. 8, Gerard Garso, T. John Ryan, Randy Duprey (2009) and Eugene Sheffield; Jan. 9, Robert Saltmarsh and Viola Seguin     

A fond farewell to Barbara (Gilbert) Paul who has returned to her winter home in Florida after being home for several weeks for her father Deacon Joe Gilbert’s wake and funeral. Barbara and her family thank everyone who showed support to them at this very difficult time. Our best wishes for a safe trip and see you next time you come home for a visit.     

The bowlng leagues at Riverside Lanes have ended its first half of the bowling season and the following are winners: Mon. Night Men, AuSable Club league Rondeau’s, Bob Hanley, Chuck Bedard, T.P. O’Neill, Jim Rondeau, Kevin Parrow and Todd Nelson; Wed. Night Men, Mountain Valley League   Conroy & Conroy, Mike Rock, Fran Kane, Tim Daniels, P.K. Coolidge, Randy Kane, Adam Coolidge and Gene Anderson; Thurs. Night Women, Sharkies Dollies Ryan’s, Kelly McDonald, Roxie Williams, Beth Hanley, Deanna Santor, Sue Crowe, Missy Walton and Tracey Gordon; Tues. Night Women, Mahogany Ridge League do not have a split season.    

The second half begins and the winner of this half will roll off with the winner of the first half in each league for the championship. Congratulations to all the winners.    

Congratulations to John MDonald who rooled a 300 game while bowling in his Monday night league on Dec. 27. John recorded games of 211, 300, 182 ending with a 693 series. John bowls on the Gordon Oil Team and carries a 202 average. This is the second perfect game of his bowling career. His first 300 was bowled in 2001. Great bowling John.     

Welcome to our world Evin Louis Gillman, son of LCDR Meredith and Matthew Gillman of New Hampshire. Evin was born at Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough N.H. on Dec. 29. He joins a big sister Bradana and big brother Edgar at home. Grandparents are Don and Connie Morrison and Andrew and Marylou Gillman of Jay. Great-grandparents are Maurice and Bobbie Southmayd, of Jay. Best wishes to the Gillmans and their new bouncing baby boy.     

My condolences to the family of Jean Mariam Hagar Garrecht, of Jay, who passed away on Dec. 29 at Meadowbrook Healthcare in Plattsburgh where she had resided for the past few years. She was 65 days from celebrating her 100th birthday. She was born in Philadelphia on March 5, 1911, daughter of Arthur and Bess  (McNeil) Hagar. A celebration of her life will take place in the spring.     

The AuSable Forks Fire Department will host its All You Can Eat Firehouse Big Breakfast on Jan. 9 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Eat in or take out. Cost is adults $7, seniors $6 and children $5. 

The AuSable Forks Fire Department will host its fifth annual Dodgeball Tournament for ages 16 and up on Feb. 5 and 6 at the Town of Jay Community Center. Entry fee is $100 per team with 6-10 players per team. To enter a team or for more information, contact Mike at 647-8695 or Jason at 647-8446. The deadline to enter is Jan. 29.     

The Mountain Valley Shuttle will be offering free rides from now until March 20. The shuttle provides service between Jay, Lake Placid, Wilmington and AuSable Forks. For more information, contact Nancy Dougal at 873-3689.     

The 2011 JEMS Coffee House Series begins on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Amos & Julia Ward Theatre in Jay. Olive and the Branch will be the featured entertainment. Olyvia and Scott began playing music together about three years ago and have been playing live shows for a year and a half. Scott plays the acoustic guitalr and Olyvia provides the vocals. This promises to be an eveining of great musical entertainment     

Special thoughts and prayers for our area ill residents

Jeff Brown, Margaret Trumbull, Janet Bombard, Cindy Thomas, Jimmy Bombard, Michaela Bushey, Mitch Terry, Luke Randy Garcia, Bobbi Vincent, Amy Drake, Rick Nolan, Debbie Spooner, Peggy Sue Hart, Jari Snow-Thwaits, Francis Gero, Frank Lovely, Althea Miller, Joan Pray, Lynda Denton, Walt Dubay, Gabby Lincoln, John Santor, Bob Rondeau, Baker, Linda Gilbert, Ann Aubin, Pauline Dumas, Bev Devost, Marvin Hiuldreth, Evie Dockum, Allison Crahan, Carol (Bombard) Quigley, Laura (Joyal) Razzano, Rikki Kane, Joe Dubay Jr., Walter Fournier Sr., Martha Frenia, Terry Nollette, Colleen Otis-Whisher, Charlie Cornick and anyone I may have forgotten.     

Till next time have a great week and “happy reading.”    


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