TICONDEROGA - The Carillon Garden Club has renewed an old tradition, giving awards to Ticonderoga-area businesses for their floral efforts.
The club recently presented 13 Community Enhancement Awards.
"We did it a long time ago, but haven't in recent years," said Joyce Cooper, Carillon Garden Club president. "The awards recognize the good things people have done and, hopefully, encourages others to take part."
Cooper said the club hopes to entice are businesses to improve the appearance of the Ticonderoga-Hague area through the use of flowers and other plants.
Betty Rettig served as chairwoman of the awards committee.
"Sports of Color" awards were given to Two Brothers Meat Market and Sunshine Laundry in Ticonderoga for the best use of limited space.
"Seasonal Planting" honors went to Circle Court Motel and the Olde Mill cafe in Ti for the best use of annual plants.
"Ongoing Use of Flowers and Plantings" awards went to Country Florist, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union and Glens Falls National Bank in Ti and Trout House Village in Hague for their use of plants throughout the year.
"Business/Residential" kudos went to Angela's and Julie's Beauty Shop in Ticonderoga for best use of plants in a combination business/residence.
"Municipal Plantings" awards went to Ticonderoga Legacy Park designed and planted by Bill Dolback and the town of Hague for its Routes 8/9N intersection.
The Ticonderoga Post Office received a "Best Use of Seasonal Flowers" award.
TFCU receives 5-Star rating
TICONDEROGA - Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union takes has received a 5-Star Superior rating for financial strength and stability from BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Fla.
It is the highest rating attainable from BAUERFINANCIAL, the Nation's Bank and Credit Union Rating Firm, and is based on the overall financial picture of the institution.
Earning a 5-Star rating indicates that Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union is one of the strongest credit unions in the nation. In fact, this is the 62nd consecutive quarter that Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union has earned this highest honor. Only 12 percent of the nation's credit unions can claim this distinction.