A reminder to all of us from Judy Morris: The leaves are at peak, paddle, hike or go for a drive, it's gorgeous and still warm.
On Sunday, Sept. 30, the senior class Newcomb Central School is sponsoring an Alumni soccer game. One of the teams will consist of the current varsity members of the girls and boys teams. We are attempting to create two additional teams. One team will be members of the Newcomb Huskies Marcy Conference. If you were a member of the Newcomb Huskies, we need you to play. In other words, if you graduated in 1987 or earlier, you were a member of the Huskies! The other team will consist of Newcomb alumni who graduated in 1988 or later. We are looking for men and women alike.
The first game will begin at 1p.m. between the current varsity team and either of the two teams mentioned above. There will be four 12 minute quarters. The winner of that game will play the remaining team. There will be hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill as well as soda and chips for sale.
The cost to play will be $5 per player. You may contact the school at 582-3341 or email Ed La Course at email@example.com or Lanette at firstname.lastname@example.org or 582-3659 for registration and information.
Remember; We are the Huskies, the mighty, mighty, Huskies Also, Lanette was able to dig out some old Huskies uniforms.
The Newcomb Historical Society (next to the Town Hall) is still open 1-4 pm Thursday through Sunday. Come in and see our fantastic Camp Santanoni display and our National
On Oct. 5, NCS welcomes author Joe Bruchak to Newcomb Central School. He has written Code Talkers, as well as, numerous other books. During the afternoon he is meeting with the students to discuss the topic of writing.
He is going to be at school for a spaghetti dinner, thanks to the Class of 2011! The cost will be $5 per person or $15 per family. Dinner will be from 4:30- pm. After dinner Mr. Bruchak is specifically going to discuss Code Talkers. If you havent done so yet, you can still purchase the book through Amazon. The school has a few paperback copies as well. At the end of the night he is also going to be available for a book signing. Come out for this wonderful community event!!!!
On the same evening the elementary school is hosting a literacy night from 5:30-6 p.m. Come to dinner from 5-5:30 p.m., and go to the elementary wing where the teachers will be discussing all their exciting changes this year in English Language Arts. Beginning this year the school is using a balanced literacy approach to English and we expect to see dramatic improvements over the next few years. See you there!
The Friends of Newcomb Central Schools International Student Group will be hosting its second and hopefully final fundraiser this year. It is a Little Caesars pizza sale. We are beginning soon after the Class of 2009s Potato and Apple Sale. We trust you will support the Class of 2009, and will still have room in your freezer for some pizza. The Yearbook sold Little Caesars pizza last spring, but many people have asked us to do it twice a year. Thanks for your support!
The Newcomb United Methodist Church is hosting its fabulous Dip Dinner, Oct. 20, 5-7 p.m. If you've never attended, this has to be one of the top ten culinary treats of the year. Huge selection of wonderful home cooked dishes, great company for a good cause. Make sure to mark on your calendar!
Also, the Methodist Church will have it's annual Election Day Food Sale at the Fire Hall.
Check It Out:
The Chamber is hosting its membership drive this month and will be electing new officers for 2007/2008 year. Now is a great time to join. Meetings are fun, you get the latest on what all the businesses are doing and we need you! The chamber organizes TR Weekend, the Holiday Fair, the North Country Challenge Canoe Race, the Town-wide Garage Sale among many other events and publications promoting th Town. Get involved! We are especially looking for a new secretary.
Marvin Bissell passed along some observations about bugs this summer and fall: Has everyone noticed the scarcity of millers this summer? Where there was dozens of kinds around lights in previous years, there was only a few this year. Wonder if the abundance of mice and chipmunks ate the caterpillars?
They didn't eat the fireflies because they taste terrible and this summer was the longest firefly season in memory and created many magical nights.
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.
Your Input, Please!
Due to the small number of people participating in the Town Garage Sale we'd like to ask for community input on continuing the Town Wide Garage Sale? Should it continue as is or should it be changed to include a Flea Market or should it be dropped completely?? People can e-mail me, Nancy Tracy, and let me know at email@example.com
The Newcomb Historical Society would like to thank Town Supervisor George Cannon and the Town Board for obtaining a dehumidifier for our basement storage room.
Congratulations should go out to Mike Tisi, Donna Lopez and Brian Poulton for passing their EMT certification. Kathy Poulton, Brian's mom also sent an update. Brian has since gone on to pass the New York State Civil Service written and agility exam for Fire Fighter. He is volunteering one day a week, running as an EMT for North Warren Emergency Squad and is in the process of joining Warrensburg Emergency Squad in hopes to gain the experience that he needs to become employed in the emergency medical profession as an EMT as soon as possible. Good Luck Brian! And many thanks to Brian, Mike and Donna for your hard work in completing your certification.
A son, Breyen Bradley, was born to Brittany FIFIELD and Bradley RAFFERTY of Queensbury, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at 6:43 p.m., 8 pounds 4.3 ounces, 20-1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Norman and Pamela Fifield of Newcomb. Paternal grandparents are Steven Rafferty of Warrensburg and Susan McKinney of Syracuse.
Newcomb Friends Near and Far
By Marvin Bissell
Judy Morris and Judy Blanchette took a trip to Nova Scotia where Morris discovered many relatives living and buried on her father's side. The historian there had much data that went way back in family history. Morris met an old woman who knew her grandfather. And she was thrilled to learn so much about a previously unknown side of her family. Both Judy's went out in ocean type kayaks which are built to ride the waves. The water was extremely cold. They both had a very enjoyable vacation.
Barbara Kane reported that she had a wonderful visit from Joe and Nancy La Pointe. They were up for a visit and she said they looked great.
Thoughts, Prayers, Casseroles and Cards
Remember all of our men and women serving in the armed services and those that lost loved ones on September 11, 2001
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.
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