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Videos tout beauty of Saranac

The many elements which make up the close-knit community of Saranac are touted in "Community." The programs and activities offered for residents and visitors to the town are highlighted, along with family-oriented organizations found in Saranac, such as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America and 4-H. Hill and Hollow Music, a local nonprofit organization which promotes the enjoyment of chamber music, is also featured, as well as the Saranac Central School District, for the academic, athletic and artistic opportunities it offers its students.

"Opportunity," the final video in the four-part series, showcases the businesses which have thrived in the community for many years and the opportunities for future development given the infrastructure created to date.

"The idea was if you're coming to this area for the first time, especially if you're thinking of moving here, you should give Saranac a closer look because it's rural, but it's not remote," said Delaney, playing off a similar quote in one of the videos.

"It took a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of planning," Delaney continued, discussing the video production process. "But, overall, I'd say the video came out pretty much as I'd envisioned it. I think it's a fair representation of the town."

Town Supervisor Joe Gerardi agreed, saying the video has achieved its goal of providing information to attract people to the town and to bolster the pride townspeople have in their community.

"This is great for people who might be looking for a place to live and it's great to remind people within our town who might have taken what we have for granted about how much we have to offer," said Gerardi.

"Saranac offers beautiful Adirondack scenery and quality of life, and it's only a short drive to shopping and lots of employment opportunities in Plattsburgh," said community development director Melissa M. McManus. "Like the video says, it is rural but it's not remote."

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