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Photos bring action of paralympics to Lake Placid

The Winter Paralympic Games are currently taking place in the same Russian seaport that hosted the Winter Olympiad one month earlier, and a photography exhibit at the Olympic Center Museum brings that action here.

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Hundreds brave the cold at ‘Sham Rock the Block’ fest in Lake George

One of Lake George Village's most frigid St. Patrick's Day weekends in recent history didn't deter hundreds from enjoying the Irish-oriented festivities at Sham-Rock the Block fest.

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Inter-Lakes suspends retirement contributions

Chief financial officer resigns amid cuts

Inter-Lakes Health officials claim the Ticonderoga health care facility has a viable future, despite continued retrenchment.

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Comedic performance at Tannery Pond

Our Town Theatre Group will host a performance of Larry Shue’s The Foreigner on March 21,22, and 23rd at the Tannery Pond Community Center Lyle Dye Auditorium. The Foreigner has received high praise from a wide variety of audiences.

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Paul Smith’s bakery goes local

Deborah Misik was hoping the A.P. Smith’s Bakery at Paul Smith’s College would be a little busier when the doors opened at 9 a.m. March 6.

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Irish family festival this weekend in Lake George

Called "Sham 'Rock' the Block," it's a two-day family festival in Lake George Village that offers everythig from a keg-tossing contest and Irish music, dancing and partying — to bounce houses and pony rides for children.

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No. Warren teachers host free pancake breakfast this Saturday

The idea of getting the community together for breakfast at school was an idea that proved very popular — and allowed the students' parents to meet their teachers in a fun atmosphere.

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Thurman’s Jack Wax Party this Saturday has deep local roots

People from near and far will be gathering this weekend in Thurman to savor the tasty age-old treat of Jack Wax, or maple syrup ladled onto ice crystals — but they'll also be enjoying Adirondack mountain-town hospitality as the local residents raise money to fight cancer.

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Two towns to host separate post-Olympic parades

The towns are separated by less than 10 miles, but Lake Placid and Saranac Lake will host their own Olympic celebrations in the coming weeks.

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Ticonderoga Festival Guild director to retire

Cathie Burdick leaving post May 31

The Ticonderoga Festival Guild is searching for a new executive director. Cathie Burdick is retiring from the part-time position effective May 31.

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Seligman to help present ‘12 Years a Slave’ at Grange

 On Saturday, March 15, the Champlain Valley Film Society will present a screening of the Academy Award-winning film “12 Years a Slave,” at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 Route 22

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ROOST chief exhorts lawmakers to look outward in promoting region

Jim McKenna, head of the office that spearheads tourism efforts for Essex and Hamilton counties, dazzled lawmakers from across the North Country on Thursday, Feb. 27 with a lively presentation that stressed the importance of tourism in growing the region’s economy and why local officials need to be ahead of the curve when it comes to marketing their communities.

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New York’s sporting connections | Notes from the North Woods

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently unveiled over four dozen new outdoor access projects that are intended to connect hunters, anglers, bird watchers and other outdoor enthusiasts to an additional 380,000 acres of untapped and underutilized State lands across New York.

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Bug eyed for stream bugs | Conservation Conversations

Five of Trout Unlimited’s Lake Champlain Chapter members, myself included, donated our time to help pass down the magic of fly fishing and fly tying to a young generation of 4H students this past Saturday at the Cooperative Extension building in Westport NY.

Johnsburg Library news

The Town of Johnsburg Library has new members