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Local Recipient of Papal Honor

Essex County Clerk Joseph Provoncha, a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Schroon Lake, was recently presented with the “Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice,” a papal medal.

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Ticonderoga Festival Guild to conclude holiday season

Twelfth Night celebration Jan. 6 in Putnam

Twelfth Night will again be celebrated by the Ticonderoga Festival Guild. The annual event will be held Monday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Putnam Presbyterian Church.

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Christmas play delayed by weather in Ticonderoga

Production slated Dec. 29

The Sunday School children and teachers at the First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga will present a Christmas play Sunday, Dec. 29, during the 10:30 a.m. service.

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Bible school held; Operation Christmas Child on horizon

Looking back, Aug. 5-9 was a week of blessings, learning, and much “joyful noise” from the busy, happy children who took part in Vacation Bible School.

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Crown Point to celebrate Thanksgiving

Community dinner slated Nov. 27

Crown Point will observe Thanksgiving with a community dinner, sponsored by the town’s churches and businesses. The turkey dinner will be served Wednesday, Nov. 27, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Crown Point United Methodist Church on Creek Road. The dinner is free.

Sunday school seeks Operation Christmas Child donations

The holiday season is just around the corner and this year the North River United Methodist Church’s Sunday school children are participating with the Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Gift Campaign.

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Bakers Mills church to hold services at Tannery Pond

The Tannery Pond Community Center is many things to many people: meeting place, concert hall, art gallery, theater, chamber of commerce, and now — place of worship.

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Bishop to preach at Ticonderoga church

First United Methodist to host new bishop Oct. 20

The First United Methodist Church will welcome Bishop Mark Webb to Ticonderoga Sunday, Oct. 20. Webb will participate in the 10:30 a.m. worship service, which will be followed by a reception in the fellowship hall.

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Ticonderoga deacon observes anniversary

Elliott Shaw marks 25 years at St. Mary’s Church

Elliott Shaw celebrated his 25th anniversary as a Catholic deacon Oct. 1. A life-long Ticonderoga resident, Shaw serves St. Mary’s Church in Ti.

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Ticonderoga walk takes aim at hunger

Annual CROP Walk set Oct. 19

The 10th annual CROP Walk to end hunger will be held in Ticonderoga. The 2013 event will Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. It will begin and end at the Heritage Museum at the entrance to Bicentennial Park. There will be mile, 2-mile and 4-mile walks.

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Mountainside alumnae now its leader

Jennie Bensen is the new MCA principal

The new principal at Mountainside Christian Academy in Schroon Lake is no stranger. Jennie Bensen, a 1997 Mountainside graduate and former teacher at the school, is now the principal. She replaces Connie Phillips, who retired last spring.

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Vigano to lead Catholic Solemn Mass in Lake Placid

The Apostolic Nuncio to the United States for the Roman Catholic Church will be in Lake Placid at the end of this month to lead a special mass.

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North Country Ministry play group resumes for 2013 in Johnsburg

A play group for children 3 years old and younger — accompanied by a parent or caregiver — is starting up soon for fall 2013 at the North Country Outreach Center, 2718 Route 28 in Johnsburg.

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Churches to hold joint Penfield service

Heritage Day event slated

A pair of Crown Point churches will join for a trip back in time. The First Congregational Church of Crown Point and the United Methodist Church of Crown Point will hold a joint service to mark Heritage Day Sunday, Aug. 18, at 9:30 a.m. at the Penfield Church.

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North Country Ministry’s director to be honored

A prominent figure in northern Warren County, deeply involved in helping those dealing with stressful circumstances, is headed off to a new position.