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Square dance to begin Ticonderoga arts celebration

MArts Madness March 1-16

A family square dance will be kick off the second annual MArts Madness, a celebration of Ticonderoga area arts. The dance will be held Saturday, March 1, at the Knights of Columbus, 103 Montcalm St., at 6 p.m.

Film series features black history in the U.S.

Hiding outside of the kitchen, Frederick Douglass heard desperate screams of help.

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Warrensburg history book welcomed at its debut

A new book has been released that details Warrensburg history — but it's not a dry recitation of facts, its a collection of colorful articles on people, places and events that gives readers a taste of life in Warrensburg during bygone years.

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Parade winners announced in Saranac Lake

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade results are as follows for the winners of first and second place trophies in various categories, as well as the Louis Fobare Memorial Trophy for Best of Show.

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Winter Empire State Games’ events continue

Events take place through Sunday, with athletes of all ages from every corner of the state descending on Lake Placid and the Tri-Lakes area to compete for the gold, much like the global Winter Olympic Games taking place at the same time in Sochi, Russia.

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Richard Phillips packs Whallonsburg Grange Hall

The Champlain Valley Film Society showed the Academy Award-nominated, “Captain Phillips,” a viewing that included the chance to hear from the film’s title character, Merchant Marine Capt. Richard Phillips, who was taken captive by Somali pirates off the coast of Africa in 2009.

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MArts Madness returning to Ticonderoga

Cultural programs slated March 1-16

MArts Madness, a celebration of Ticonderoga area arts, will return for a second year. The second annual event will begin March 1 and continue through March 16. It will include two dozen shows, events and activities.

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Timber!

Paul Smith’s Woodsmen to demonstrate logging skills of yore

While carnivals in the tamer, less hardy parts of the country tend to feature innocuous demonstrations like baton twirling and juggling, North County folks are cut from a sturdier cloth and prefer to take their festivities with a flash of blue steel and glimpse of danger.

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It takes many crossroads to make a musical landscape

Plattsburgh’s music community cannot be painted with a broad brush. It would be hard even to paint the music landscape on one mural.

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Willsboro elementary students present ‘Winnie the Pooh kids’

The school will present “Winnie the Pooh Kids,” based on the A.A. Milne story that has been retold in motion pictures and more starting Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Additional performances will take place Saturday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m.

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Your guide to this year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

The east coast’s longest-running wintertime celebrations, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, kicks off Friday, Jan. 31 and runs until Sunday, Feb. 9.

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‘Captain Phillips’ at Grange Hall comes complete with Capt. Richard Phillips himself

Capt. Richard Phillips, the Merchant Marine thrust into the global spotlight in 2009 when he and his ship, the Maersk Alabama, was taken captive by Somali pirates, will be the featured speaker when the Champlain Valley Film Society presents the film “Captain Phillips,” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2.

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Willsboro chorus students wanna rock with Foreigner

Members of the Willsboro Central School Chorus have the chance to take to the Flynn Center stage in Burlington, Vt., with 80’s rock band Foreigner as a finalist for a contest sponsored by local radio station WIZN as part of its 30th anniversary celebration.

Scottish scholie applications sought

The Scottish St. Andrew’s Society of the Adirondacks offers scholarships to pipers, drummers and highland dancers that may be used for lessons, band camp or competition fees.

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Saranac Lake gears up for annual winter carnival

For 10 days, this small village seven miles from Lake Placid will host a constellation of over 100 events spread across the frigid landscape, including three sets of fireworks, parades, musical performances and demonstrations from a wide variety of local organizations, from woodmen to women tossing custom-designed frying pans.