The retirement this week of long-time pastor Fr. Richard Sturtz from Our Lady of Lourdes Church and St. Joseph’s Church means a new pastoral configuration for the six Catholic churches in southern Essex County.
Parents, teachers and community members came to St. Mary’s Church Sept. 9 committed to move forward after having their hearts broken by the Sept. 5 fire at their school.
Sister Sharon Dalton, Principal of St. Mary’s School, announced when school resumes the primary grades (pre-k through fourth) would have classes at the Ticonderoga Methodist Church, while the upper classmen (fifth through eighth grades) in the would meet in the basement of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
While there is only one major scar on the outside of St. Mary’s School, inside the walls is a scene of destruction and devastation.
Chief Mark Johns has announced the fire has officially been deemed as suspicious and the investigation is in the early stages.
Ticonderoga Police confirm all potential accidental causes for the St. Mary's fire have been ruled out.
“It has been phenomenal,” Father Kevin McEwan said of the support he has received less than 24 hours after the fire was first reported. “So many have reached out and said whatever you need, we will work with you to make it happen.”
McEwan has announced there will be a special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 9, in St. Mary’s Church at 7 p.m. to discuss what will happen to continue the education of the children.
Two days after the celebration that comes with the start of a new school year, a fire with multiple points of origin has laid claim to St. Mary’s School.
The First Congregational Church school book bags and supply drive continues as they look for donations to ensure that community children have a positive, fresh start for the year ahead.
Sunday School at the First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga will be starting again on Sunday, Sept. 7, during the 10:30 a.m. service.
On Sunday, Aug. 17, at 9:30 a.m., almost 190 years from the time that The Reverend S.L. Herrick, Pastor of The First Congregational Church of Crown Point began holding Services in a rural portion of the community known as Ironville, current members and the pastor of First Congregational Church and the United Methodist Churches of Crown Point will join with the Penfield Historical Society and all those in attendance in a Heritage Day Service at the old Second Congregational Church Meeting House.
The friends of the Second Blessings thrift shop located on the corner of Creek Road and NYS Route 9N and run by volunteers from the “Brick Church” and the greater Crown Point community, wants to help community children get ready for school.
Dunk your favorite, friend, pastor or politician
The Ticonderoga Dunk Team will be holding an all volunteer dunk booth at StreetFest July 26. Several local politicians, pastors and community members have volunteered to work 15 minute shifts in the booth.
For the third year, the festival, which takes place Sunday, June 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the town park, will feature a car show with an assist from Champlain Valley Classic Cars.