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Inter-lakes looks to future with help of ECH

The ILH board voted Feb. 25 to move forward with University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital in a partnership which begun almost one year ago.

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Damn coyotes! | Notes from the North Woods

In last week’s column, I referred to the process of rewilding our youth, in the same manner we rewilded our lands.

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Conservation Conversations

The Beatles did a song a while back called Day Tripper, if you are lucky, you can listen to it on your way to one of the following programs.

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Snowmobiler attempts stunt atop water, sinks into Lake George

Wary insurers have prompted stunts like driving snowmobiles atop water and polar swimming to be eliminated from the Lake George Winter Carnival — but event officials are trying to get the two features to be reinstated by next year. Meanwhile, a snowmobiler attempts to careen on the surface of Lake George Saturday but ends up with a submerged sled.

Charles R. Wood Park Festival Commons welcomes many events

The Charles R. Wood Park Festival Commons will open this year with fourteen new events expected to have a huge impact on business for Lake George area businesses and accommodations.

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Vast cookbook collection featured at Chester Library book sale

The Town of Chester Library's winter book sale annually draws hundreds of book collectors and avid readers from a wide area, spanning northeastern U.S. and Canada. This year, the sale features a remarkable collection of more than 600 cookbooks left to the library by the late Roberta Appleby, an area resident.

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Snowshoe softball tournament enters sixth year

If you’re looking for some good old fashion North Country style fun in the great outdoors with your family, neighbors and friends, exercise a bit and demonstrate your support for a great cause, then sign up for the annual “Be A Donor” (B.A.D.) Snow Shoe Softball Tournament.

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Into the wild | Notes from the North Woods

I suppose it’s one of the most common afflictions of age, and it likely explains our unrelenting desire to return to familiar, natural surroundings.

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‘Biggest Losers’ win big when it comes to weight, health

The term Biggest Loser brings about a host of mental images: sweat, tears and exhaustion.

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Lumberjack Scramble to return to Tupper Lake

An old favorite ski race is returning to Tupper Lake on Saturday, Feb. 28 as skiers of all ages and abilities converge at the municipal Cross Country Ski Trails to compete in the Lumberjack Scramble.

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Hague ready to celebrate all things winter

The annual Hague Winter Weekend will take place starting Friday, Feb. 13, and run through Sunday, Feb. 15.

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Wild or not, off to the woods we go | Notes from the North Woods

Currently, the Adirondack Park remains the largest state protected area in the contiguous United States.

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Oil spill response | Conservation Conversations

Minus 18 degrees was displayed on the console of the truck when my cohort picked me up for the trip.

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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Rotary Show to get groovy on Friday

The Saranac Lake Rotary Club will hold its annual Winter Carnival variety show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 at the Harrietstown Town Hall, celebrating this year’s theme of “Groovy 60’s.”

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Lake Placid Central chooses Thompson king, Bushy queen of Winter Carnival

Lake Placid Central wrapped up their Winter Carnival last week with the selection of a King and Queen.