Nearly 5,000 people assisted in 2013
The Schroon Lake Food Pantry served nearly 5,000 people during 2013. A report prepared by Lenchen Marnell, pantry director, shows 1,962 families, 3,261 adults, 1,350 children and 974 senior citizens received support from the pantry last year.
Senior citizen meal program available
Attendance is down at the Schroon senior citizen nutrition site. The Schroon nutrition site is not unique. Patty Bashaw, director of the Essex County Office for the Aging, told the county board in December fewer seniors are attending the meals served at 14 locations around the county.
Third annual event Feb. 22 at Mountainside
Regardless of the winter weather, there will be plenty of heat in Schroon Lake Feb. 22. That’s when the third annual Schroon Lake Chili Cook Off will be held to benefit the community’s emergency services.
Contest to determine group’s symbol
The committee working to establish a food cooperative store in Ticonderoga is now seeking a logo. The Ticonderoga Natural Foods Coop committee has announced it will hold a contest to select a logo for the yet-to-be-created store.
Keith’s Meat Market will mark its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Dec. 13, at 4:30 p.m
Ticonderoga Elks will host “Bake - a Dozen for a Vet.”
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.
There is strong support for the establishment of a food cooperative in Ticonderoga.
Food, cash donations sought
Normally people come to the Moriah Food Pantry for help. Now, the tables have turned. Pantry officials are asking the public for assistance. The holidays are approaching and the Moriah Food Pantry is not prepared. Its shelves are near empty.
Essex County is in the allocation process for funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.
Area officials hail plans for new supermarket, impact on regional economy
Area politicians and Golub Corporation executives gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 16 for a new supermarket — the first ever of its size and range of services — to be built just south of Warrensburg. The plans for the expansive, full service store were unveiled at the event.
Benefit event Oct. 19 at Knights of Columbus
Ticonderoga eateries will battle for bragging rights during the third annual “Wing War,” but the real winner will be the Ticonderoga Food Pantry. Hosted by the Ti Knights of Columbus, the “Wing War” will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 a person. Proceeds will benefit the Ticonderoga Food Pantry.
After years of looking at a vacant building, Suzie Sadowski decided it was time to do something.
The volunteer committee for the proposed food co-op in Ticonderoga is requesting the community’s response to a survey that will give the committee more information on how the local residents feel about shopping at an alternative grocer with the focus on locally, organically grown food.
The Ticonderoga Historical Society will host its annual “Wine & Cheese in the President’s Garden” on Friday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the home of the society’s President William Dolback, 1038 Wicker St., Ticonderoga.