Will the cast members of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” finally find peace by getting out of the Garden State? The combative reality show makes a road to trip to Lake George to work a few things out during its next episode, which filmed in February and airs at 8 p.m. Sunday on Bravo.

Siblings Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga try to rekindle the familial love with a little “holistic” healing at the Inn at Erlowest. The brother and sister bring along their family, friends and a camera crew for the retreat, which by the previews appears to be a little more “WWE” than “Waltons.”

During the July 7 episode, rough-and-tumble cousin Rosie discussed looking forward to making amends at “a big-ass castle in Lake George,” up in the “Adirondike” mountains.

Perhaps “DILLIGAF” clothing should look into being a sponsor.

— Doug Gruse

Party for a priest

A longtime priest who spent many years at St. Mary’s in Granville will be honored Saturday for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of his elevation to the priesthood.

A jubilee, or anniversary, Mass is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls for Father Thomas Zelker, who until two years ago was the pastor at St. Mary’s. He has been at Immaculate Conception since then and is also saying Mass at St. Patrick’s in Cambridge.

After Mass, people will gather on Eberle Way near Wood Park for the “Anything-on-Wheels Parade About Town.” Deputy Major Ric DiDonato will read a proclamation on behalf of the Village Board. The parade will end on the north lawn of the church (or at The Armory if it is raining), where there will be a potluck-style cookout with traditional picnic foods. Entertainment will include the Jazz Band from Hoosick Falls High School, a “Father Tom Roast,” singers and other music. Gifts will be presented at spontaneous times throughout the evening.

Father Tom was ordained in 1983 after attending Bethlehem Central High School, SUNY College of Forestry and the Catholic University of America. Besides Granville, he has served in Albany, Valatie, Schenectady and Cobleskill.

He was in Granville from 1993 until 2010.

— Bill Toscano

Meeting ends

Warren County supervisors did not know they had a time limit when they convened a meeting of the county board’s Facilities Committee for a special meeting Monday night about Warren County airport.

Glens Falls 1st Ward Supervisor Dan Girard, chairman of the committee, found out at about 8:50 p.m. that the library had to be vacated by 9 p.m.

He asked if an exception could be made, as a crowd of 175 people awaited a presentation by Queensbury at-Large Supervisor Mark Westcott. But Girard was told that the meeting-goers had to be gone and there were no exceptions.

— Don Lehman

Working on an exhibit

Neal Orsini is wearing several hats as the Rogers Island Visitors Center prepares its exhibit on timbers from the original Fort Edward, which will open next month.

Orsini, a Town Board member, is working with the visitors center and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to transform a room in the back of the center into a showcase for several timbers, which were accidentally pulled off the bank of the Hudson River during dredging several years ago.

Orsini is also the owner of the timbers, because they were pulled off land he owns in Fort Edward.

“They’re just about dry,” Orsini said last week. “We had hoped to have everything up and running by July 4, but they took longer to dry than we expected.”

Orsini said he expects the exhibit will open in about a month, and he’s excited. “It’s really going to be a great exhibit,” he said. “It will be a real treat for the community.”

— Bill Toscano

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Just what Lake George needs! More horrible people from NJ!

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