A couple of people over the last couple months have asked me why I started to focus on my health, a journey that led me to the base of Spruce Hill Saturday, March 22, competing in the 34th Annual Doc Lopez Run For Hope’s 13.1-mile half marathon. Seriously, from not being able to breathe watching television to running up a very steep hill, which was only two of the total miles.
Trail Mix offers treks for all experience levels
Trail Mix is growing in popularity among Ticonderoga area hikers. No, not the snack mixture of nuts, seeds, dried fruit and chocolate. Trail Mix is a group of local people who join to make regular treks into the Adirondacks.
Computer timing to be utilized in July 4th race
The 28th annual Montcalm Mile will offer $2,300 in prize money this July 4th in Ticonderoga. The Montcalm Mile, the largest participation event in Ticonderoga every year, will also become the first area race to use computer chip timing to score results in 2014.
Chief financial officer resigns amid cuts
Inter-Lakes Health officials claim the Ticonderoga health care facility has a viable future, despite continued retrenchment.
WOKO’s Big Change Roundup crew brought their whirlwind tour of the North Country to Plattsburgh March 8.
Essex County has been without a full-time medical director and staff psychiatrist since the mental health department’s medical director, Dr. Kausar Chaudhry, resigned last December.
Chip Holmes takes another position
The chief executive officer of Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga is leaving, stating his plans a week after announcing the facility is eliminating 33 jobs. Chip Holmes, the Inter-Lakes CEO for the past two-and-a-half years, has accepted a position with Quorum Health Resources, effective April 4.
KEENE — For one man, his attempt to scale all 46 High Peaks in 12 days starting Tuesday, Feb. 18, is a way to honor the memory of his son while raising money for a good cause.
ECH encourages residents to make ER last-chance stop
Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) wants the public to know that while they’re always delighted to see you, residents with non-life threatening medical situations should first visit their primary care physicians before taking potentially costly trips to the emergency room.
33 positions being cut in Ticonderoga
Inter-Lakes Health is eliminating 33 full-time positions. Chip Holmes, Inter-Lakes CEO, announced the personnel cuts Feb. 12.
However, if that exploring does not include a trip up a high peak, Champlain Area Trails, along with other town and community trail systems, offer the chance to get into nature and hike without the extreme conditions that come with higher elevation excursions.
County: Staffers to be placed on “preferred list” for new jobs
As New York City-based health provider Centers for Specialty Care prepares to take ownership of the Horace Nye Nursing Home from Essex County Jan. 31, county officials discussed what the endgame would be for the facility’s 130-plus staffers.
Since 2010 the Foundation at CVPH has been helping to finance continuing education for registered nurses through a special in-house scholarship.
When it comes to sporting equipment for handicapped athletes, there are very few places in the country where you can find an expert in the field. One of those very few places is right here in the North Country.
Members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors approved the use of $128,000 from fund balance to operate the currently county-owned facility in Elizabethtown for another month during its Jan. 6 Organizational Meeting.