The Newcomb Historical Society (next to the Town Hall) has closed for the season. The Friends of Newcomb Central Schools International Student Group will be hosting its second and hopefully final fundraiser this year. It is a Little Caesar's pizza sale. The Yearbook sold Little Caesars pizza last spring, but many people have asked us to do it twice a year. Thanks for your support! Also, the Methodist Church will have it's annual Election Day Food Sale at the Fire Hall. Friday, Nov. 9, at 11:30 a.m. is the Veterans Lunch with Sen. Betty Little as the guest speaker. Veterans, please call the school to reserve your spot! That Friday is also the schools early dismissal drill. The students are dismissed 15 minutes early. This area wide drill is practice for a situation where school kids might have to go home early due to an emergency. Its that time again, dust off the holiday lights and start planning for the annual Holiday Lighting Contest sponsored by the Chamber, Lions and Quilters. More details to follow. The Newcomb Chamber of Commerce's Holiday Fair is back again!. Support local crafters and businesses on November 16 from 3-6 p.m., Nov. 17, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Nov. 18, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. This year we're hoping for a special visit from a very special holiday figure on Sunday. Need I say more? Ho Ho Ho. So, plan on bringing the kids! The PTSO will be having a bake sale at the Holiday Fair (Sat. only). If anyone would like to donate to the sale they can contact me at 582-5495. as well as, their time to man the booth during the day. Jackie LaCourse Looking ahead, there is a longer than usual Thanksgiving break for NCS students. There will be no school the entire week of November 19 -23. This is due to an unusual calendar situation at State Education Department. Fall events at the Newcomb VIC! http://www.adkvic.org/calendar.html Anyone wanting to reserve the Fire Hall can call the Rescue Building and talk to our EMTs team. The number is 4712. Check It Out
Flu shots are in! Call the Health center to make an appointment. Also, the Health Center will be offering the new Shingles vaccine. Call for more information. The Town spring at the ski slope is fine now. It will continue to be tested once a week for a while to assure purity. The construction visible in the front of the school building is the generator. It is believed the generator will be installed and usable by the middle of November. Chamber of Commerce held it monthly meeting and elected new officers for the 2007/08 year on Wednesday Oct. 17. Ruth Olbert was re-elected as President, Nancy Tracy is the new vice president, Joanna Donk the new treasurer and Leonard Abare the new secretary NCS says it is time for another year of Community Education. Athletically, the school is offering basketball, volleyball, the exercise room, walking in the halls, and new this year, badminton. NCS is also considering two adult courses: Adirondack Crafts and International Cooking. These two classes are still being designed and we need your help. Please call the school if you are interested in the course or being a lecturer/teacher. It is very possible for a person to come and demonstrate a single craft or one international dish. If there is someone who wants to teach a series of crafts or dishes, that is also possible. Mr. Hults would like to hear from you, so please give him a call! Town Elections coming up. Colin "Pete" Sharpe, Mike Tracy and George Fennessey are running for the two Town Board positions. Mary Pound and Donna Draper are running for the Town Clerk and it looks like George Canon will be running unopposed. Newcomb Historical Society is looking for donations of tables, show cases, picture frames, any thing that can be used to display items. We are also looking for Newcomb, Santanoni, Tahawus and National Lead items for display at our museum. Call 582-2274 or stop by, we are still open 1-4 pm Thursday thru Sunday. Newcomb in the News
Meadow Roy, beloved pet of the Larissa, Austin , Bryce, and Sydney, takes 1st place for prettiest costume and 2nd place for Most Creative in the 8th annual Chestertown Pug Parade Oct. 21! Newcomb Friends Near and Far
By Marvin Bissell
Jane Raymond was in town recently. You may remember her parents, Fred who worked at National Lead and Shirley who worked at the Balfour Lake Camps. Mary is still a nun and the other sisters and a brother are wed. Jane doesn't have any kids. Does anyone have or know where there is a "Red Ryder" sled or, or a baby stroller that has runners and wheels and could be switched from one to the other by means of a lever ? It is wanted in any condition even if only the metal parts are left or some of the parts. A man was kind enough to bring in a copy of a page in one of his books, "The History of N.Y. State". It was an article on Dana Bissell of Glens Falls born 1865 who owned a garage and car dealership. It stated that his mother was "a Barber" and his father was George Bissell, a lumberman of Newcomb. Born 1829 Vermont, died 1921 Schenectady. That was strange because my data, from a Minerva historian years ago, listed George's 3 wives as 1. Elizabeth Dunlap. 2. widow of Frank Pettee. and 3. Cynthia Williams. Something was wrong somewhere. Couldn't remember the Barber name in any Newcomb history nor is she listed in any Federal Census of Newcomb. Does anyone know of any? Her four brothers were wounded in the Civil War so there must be Barber relatives somewhere. Thoughts, Prayers, Casseroles and Cards Remember all of our men and women serving in the armed services. Families of Harry Poulton and Romeo Bolduc Dorothy and Ted Bush. Daughters Kelly and Pam have been home to help out. The Methodist Church will be opened during the day on Wednesdays for a time of prayer for our family, community, nation. All are welcome to come and talk to God about all your concerns.