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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

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BIG CHANGE FOR KIDS

WOKO’s Big Change Roundup crew brought their whirlwind tour of the North Country to Plattsburgh March 8.

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County hatchery prepares for spring

Thousands of trout to be stocked throughout the county

This year the hatchery plans to stock approximately 47,000 trout throughout 65 bodies of water in the county, making it one of the most unique and ambitious stocking programs in the northeastern United States.

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AuSable Valley students to present ‘Pippin’

Students from elementary to high school will take to the AuSable Valley Middle/High School stage next week to perform a coming of age story set to song.

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Cuomo energizes state lawmakers at 2014 Adirondack Winter Challenge

With an aim of boosting tourism, Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Lake Placid and Lake Clear and joined about 400 public officials and community leaders in the Adirondack Winter Challenge Event that featured friendly competition in outdoor sports.

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Ticonderoga elementary play to focus on bullying

Performance March 22

Ticonderoga Elementary School students will present a play with a message. More than 50 students will take part in “Hugo the Hero.” The play will be performed Saturday, March 22, at 7 p.m.

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Lake George to host Cadillac-LaSalle Club's Grand National convention

Lake George, a classic resort with vintage overtones, will this summer be hosting the Grand National Convention of the Cadillac-LaSalle Club, an worldwide organization that celebrates two leading All-American icons of the automotive world.

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Body heat, spicy chili: hot times at Bands ‘N Beans fest

Called 'the mother of all parties,' Bands & Beans fest is an annual rite of late winter for the southern Adirondacks, with people from their 20s to their 70s gathering in Lake George to socialize, dance, groove to the music of a lineup of bands and taste a wide variety of specialty chili concoctions brewed up by local restaurants. The event is a major fundraiser for the Lake George Arts Project.

Swanson wins play contest

Pendragon is pleased to announce that Witter Swanson, a student at Saranac Lake High School, will receive a full production of his play “Elmer.”

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Fort Ticonderoga to host living history weekend

Events planned March 15-16

Visitors will have an opportunity to travel back in time to March 1776 during a living history event at Fort Ticonderoga. “Ordered to Join the Northern Army in Canada” will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16, at the fortress 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Girl Scouting: building character, serving others

Girl Scouts in the region are engaged in a wide variety of activities that build confidence, character and leadership, while contributing to their communities and making the world a better place.