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Fort Ticonderoga names Volunteer of the Year

Betty Rettig cited for her work in the King’s Garden

A community horticulturist has been honored by Fort Ticonderoga. Betty Rettig of Ticonderoga has been named the fort’s Volunteer of the Year for her work in Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden. Rettig has donated nearly 300 hours of volunteer service since 2009.

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Events planned to celebrate the Adirondack Harvest

Adirondack Harvest, the community-based farm and local food development and promotion program, is celebrating the fall harvest season with several food events in Essex County.

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New online STAR registration plan outlined by state

The New York State Tax Department today unveiled an easy, fast and secure online STAR Registration platform for homeowners currently receiving the Basic STAR property tax exemption.

Garden club to sell plants

The Adirondack Mountain Garden Club will sell hosta, hydrangea, day lilies, sedum, lungwort, bee balm, roses, rudbeckia, ligularia.

Estate planning seminar held

The Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union (TFCU) hosted their first Estate Planning and Asset Management Seminar to an audience of 69 people on Wednesday, July 31, at the Best Western Plus in Ticonderoga.

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Schroon home, garden tour planned

Event July 28 to assist library

A tour of Schroon Lake homes and gardens will support the community’s library. The fifth annual Friends of the Schroon Lake Library House and Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, July 28, noon to 4 p.m.

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King’s Garden slates programs

Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden is alive with trees, shrubs, flowering plants and vegetables designed to encourage relaxation and exploration.

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Cultivating knowledge at the Plattsburgh Botanical Sanctuary

The empty lot behind Jane Desotelle’s mother’s house on Riley Avenue looked like an overgrown wasteland. But where some saw a tangled mess of foliage, Desotelle saw life.

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Ticonderoga Farmers Market to open

Youth market added in 2013

The Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market will open for the season Saturday, July 6. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce in coordination with Inter-Lakes Health, the farmers market will be held Saturdays through Oct. 12 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Route 9N south of Moses Circle and Liberty Monument.

Port Henry home burns

A historic Port Henry home was destroyed by fire June 10.

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Field days held in Westport for local students

 Fifth- and sixth-grade students from 10 different schools participated in the 29th annual Essex County Environmental Field Days.

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Cow pie, cut me a slice

Conservation Conversations

It wasn’t that long ago when manure was thought of as a waste product.

Jay receives housing block grant

The Town of Jay is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant.

Habitat for Humanity house available

The Champlain Valley Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for families interested in owning a Habitat house.

Housing group receives grant

Willsboro Senior Housing, Corp. has been awarded a grant of $2,000 from the Special and Urgent Needs Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust.