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‘Mountain Days’ event prevails despite downpour

Children attending the recent Mountain Days festival try to locate creatures in Stony Creek in an educational session led by naturalist Dean Moore.

Children attending the recent Mountain Days festival try to locate creatures in Stony Creek in an educational session led by naturalist Dean Moore.

— “We all regrouped and made the best of what we had left,” she said.

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julie Miller of Branchport NY puts muscle behind her swing in an event at the NYS Lumberjacks Association competition held at Stony Creek Mountain Days. She ended up coming in first in women’s standing block, first in co-ed sawing, second in women’s underhand chopping, and third in women’s bow saw. In 2009, Miller earned ‘Lumberjill of the Year’ at the Tupper Lake Woodsmen’s Days.

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Standing on a springboard 20 feet or so in the air, Professional touring lumberjack Nathan Waterfield of Cherry Valley, NY takes a whack in the final stage of a springboard event in the NYS Lumberjacks Association competition held at Stony Creek Mountain Days. He ended up coming in first in the event in a stunning 57 seconds, first in standing block chopping at 13.4 seconds, and second in men’s underhand chopping at 13.5 seconds. Waterfield has competed in Spain, New Zealand and Australia.

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