ESSEX — Stop by St. John's Church, 4 Church St., Essex, between 9 and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14 for discounted compact fluorescent light bulbs, fair traded coffee, snacks from locally grown food, and lots of information on easy steps we all can take to reduce our carbon footprints for the sake of the Earth.This is part of a nationwide grassroots effort (more than 1,000 events planned in 50 states) to educate lawmakers as well as ourselves about crucial steps to be taken to reduce global warming. We need to reduce emissions 80 percent by 2050.Climate change is a crucial Adirondack issue, affecting our winter sports, fishing and hunting, tourism and maple syrup industries. Come, be part of the solution.For more information, call Katharine Preston at 963-8966 or visit www.stepitup07.org or www.stepitupadk.org.
PLATTSBURGH — A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 3, at 7 p.m., at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 1202 Cumberland Head Road.Family, friends and caregivers are invited to cherish the lives, share the memories and light a candle to commemorate the life of each hospice patient who died from September 2006 through February 2007. A time for sharing will follow the candle lighting ceremony.Refreshments will be served.For more information, contact Hospice of the North Country at 561-8465.
MALONE — The North Franklin Ministerial Association will sponsor a Community Good Friday service at noon today. Host church this year is the Centenary United Methodist Church, 345 West Main St., Malone (corner of West Main and Brewster streets, next to the Franklin County Courthouse). Handicapped access from Main Street.Everyone is invited.