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Adirondack Ice

A program on Adirondack Ice and its effects on local culture and history is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 at the Hague Community Center. The acclaimed program is presented by Caperton Tissot of Saranac Lake, who will be signing copies of her book "Adirondack Ice: A Cultural and Natural History."

Laura Rice, curator at the Adirondack Museum, has praised the book.

"Filled with surprises, Adirondack Ice is a fascinating look at the many ways ice touches our lives," Rice said, noting that valued or reviled, ice is an unavoidable fact of life in the Adirondacks.

People who have attended the program have given it rave reviews, according to a representative of the Hague Historical Society, which is sponsoring the event.

Thomas turns 100!

All citizens in the area are welcome to attend a celebration of Mabel Thomas' 100th birthday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 26 at the Stony Creek Town Hall. All are urged to attend and share a piece of birthday cake to celebrate her longevity.

The family requests that no gifts be given. Details are available by calling 696-2541 or via email at: lucillehas@yahoo.com.

Event reminders

Don't forget the annual Scott Remington & Friends Spinal Cord Benefit set for Saturday March 26 at Jimbo's Club off state Rte. 8 in Brant Lake. Proceeds are to benefit the Christopher Reeves Foundation for spinal cord research.

Tickets, which for $30 include a pasta dinner, are available only in advance by calling Scott Remington at 494-2374. Annually, the tickets sell out quickly.

The event's guest speaker is Reeves Foundation founder Henry Stifel, whose son was paralyzed from a spinal cord injury from a an automobile crash.

Donations for the raffles at the event will be accepted until March 20.

Also, a free concert featuring an acoustic band named The Nellys will be held at 7 p.m. Friday March 18 at the Stony Creek Town Hall. The Nellys are a alt-country band of the Americana roots genre.

Also note there will be a dog sled demonstration at 10 a.m. Saturday March 19 at the Stony Creek Town Hall. Both these events are sponsored by the Stony Creek Library.

Journal seeks input

We need your news. Residents of Warrensburg, Chestertown, Stony Creek, this is your column, so send me your news. E-mail me: mrs.butterfly10@hotmail.com or call me at 623-9744 about three weeks prior to any scheduled event.

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