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It’s home gardening time now

Every year as the days get a little longer, rural folks get the urge to browse through seed catalogs, visit their local garden centre and start planning for their vegetable gardens.

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Lake George family starts unique StoriedBoards business

A Lake George father and his two sons are breathing new life into old dilapidated barns in the Northeast, resurrecting both the wood — and the long-gone men who built them.

Grants to help rehab homes in Au Sable Forks received

Town of Jay Supervisor Randall Douglas recently announced that the town has been awarded a $400,000 New York State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

County allocating emergency food, shelter funding

Essex County is in the allocation process for funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.

Ticonderoga home burns

Fire destroyed a home off Route 74 in Ticonderoga Feb. 3.

Deadline approaching for property tax discounts

Applications for property tax discounts — also known as exemptions — have to be filed by March 1 in order for a property owner to be eligible for tax reductions in the 2013-2014 tax year.

Fort Ticonderoga to host garden program

Garden & landscape symposium scheduled for April 13

The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga will present the second annual “Garden & Landscape Symposium: Enhancing Life through Gardening” on Saturday, April 13.

Tax assistance available in Port Henry

The Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition of the Adirondack Region has established Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites throughout its three-county service delivery area to provide free tax preparation to individuals and families with low or moderate incomes.

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Fort Ticonderoga to host snowshoe trek

Pavilion grounds tour Feb. 10

People will have an opportunity for a unique look at Fort Ticonderoga. The fort will host “Exploration on Snow Shoes: A Timeline of Trees on the Pavilion Grounds” as part of its Fort Fever Series Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. Heidi Karkoski, the fort’s director of horticulture, will lead the trek.

Free tax preparation available for low, middle income people

Service in Hague, Ticonderoga, Port Henry, Elizabethtown

Free income tax preparation is again available through the AARP Tax-Aide program.

Garden club recycling wreaths

The Carillon Garden Club is recycling balsam wreaths.

Free tax return preparation

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County is offering free tax help to families and individuals whose household income is below $50,270.

Emergency HEAP funding available

The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) announced that beginning Jan. 2, eligible low-income New Yorkers who are in danger of having their heat shut off or running out of fuel, can apply for emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefits.

Indian Lake residents take lead on saving money on heating bills

Indian Lakers are leading the charge among North Country communities in reducing their home heating expenses.

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Decorating contest winners named

The Lake Placid holiday decorating contest committee is pleased to announce this year’s winners: