After months of financial struggles and contentious showdowns with the Thurman Town board over operating support, the Thurman ambulance squad officials vote to shut down the agency.
The traditional orange and black team colors of the Indian Lake-Long Lake varsity basketball teams changed to pink on Monday, Jan. 14 as the teams sponsored a Coaches vs. Cancer fundraising event versus Schroon Lake.
Group drops 2,000 pounds
The Ticonderoga area is a ton lighter this year than in 2012. That’s the pounds lost by members of the community’s “weight-loss challenge” a year ago. But that’s the just the beginning. Now starting its second year, the program has set a goal of 10,000 pounds lost for 2013.
Activities slated Feb. 9
WinterFest, Ticonderoga’s celebration of winter fun, will return. The fourth annual WinterFest is slated for Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bicentennial Park and surrounding venues.
Best Western making repairs
A broken water pipe has suspended zumba lessons at the Ticonderoga Best Western Inn.
Researchers from the Trudeau Institute have recently uncovered abnormal behavior in aging cells that helps explain the loss of previously acquired immunity.
FBLA work at Ronald McDonald House
A group of Ticonderoga students recently spent a day helping ailing children and their families.
As New York state continues to deal with a flu outbreak, Essex County Public Health officials said they are ready to help with vaccinations and medical assistance.
St. Mary’s School hosts program
Jay Mankita presented a program to St. Mary’s students, asking them to join in the songs and dance about the gym. It was fun, but the point was serious — good nutrition leads to good health.
Clinton County Health Department, through the support of Eastern Adirondack Healthcare Network’s Get moving for Healthy Aging Initiative, is pleased to be offering a new resource to residents looking to make healthier eating choices.
Deal brings four regional hospitals together
Community Providers, Inc., the corporate parent of Elizabethtown Community Hospital and Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, announced that the New York State Department of Health had approved a corporate affiliation with Fletcher Allen Partners, the parent organization of Fletcher Allen Health Care based in Burlington and Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.
Dr. Todd Menia joins staff
Moses-Ludington Hospital has a new director of medical emergency care. Todd G. Menia, MD, has been appointed medical director of the emergency department at the Ticonderoga hospital, a division of Inter-Lakes Health.
Trudeau Institute faculty member Stephen T. Smiley, Ph.D., has been awarded a grant to evaluate new strategies for improving patient survival after a bacterial infection.
Local club part of new initiative
The Town of Schroon Lions Club, which is involved in many local charitable efforts, is getting back to its roots. The Lions, which has a long history of helping the blind, are now helping identify sight problems in elementary school children through the Lions SEE program.
There will be a blood drive at Elizabethtown Community Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 2 from 3 to 6:30 p.m.