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Fire fighters wish happy holidays

The members of the Clinton County Firefighters Association (CCFA) would like to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

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HEAP application process under way

The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today announced that New York’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) will begin accepting applications for regular benefits on Monday, Nov. 19.

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Master Gardener training set for 2013

Applications are being accepted for the Master Gardener training that will begin in January.

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Rain barrel workshop held in Ticonderoga

Free barrels given away

Ten free rain barrels were given away at a workshop at the gazebo in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park recently.

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Under new owners, Lazy River Farms makes changes

Lazy River Farms has new offerings, hours and services under its new owners, and the public has responded favorably.

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Locals enjoy farm-fresh food at harvest festival

Residents and visitors came together for an afternoon of good local eats at the Taste of Local Food Fest at the Adirondack History Museum on Sept. 15.

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Fresh food outreach group seeks donations of vegetables from gardeners

A new organization is providing fresh nutritious food for those of modest income, while boosting sustainable local farming, which all but disappeared in Warren County over the last century.

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Under fire, Chestertown Farmer’s Market lauded by local leaders

Community leaders in Chestertown for years have been strategizing how to get more people to town, so the empty storefronts downtown could be again filled with thriving businesses like in bygone years. But now that the Chestertown Farmers' Market brings crowds to town — and the shoppers are spending money, one town official has issued a list of criticisms. His complaints, however, were drowned out this week by praise from town leaders and citizens

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Wrrbg. citizen battling invasive weed that’s spreading in town

Add Japanese Knotweed to the growing list of invasive species that's moved into the Adirondacks, After the unwanted weed started to take over his back yard, Warrensburg citizen John Wulfken decided to fight back.

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Hikers learn about how to look for edible eats in the woods

Look around, and find something to eat. Members of the Master Gardener Program of Lake Placid and visitors did just that in a the Edible Wild Foods Walk, Talk & Taste event on Sunday, July 29 at the Heaven Hill Farm.

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Creative Healing Connections House & Garden Party In Lake Placid

Creative Healing Connections to hold a fundraiser opening up the first pending Platinum LEED home in the Adirondacks to members of the community on Aug. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30p.m.

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Weeds or Flowers?

Garden Corner

This week when Anita, Mary and I were working with Youth Works, one of the kids, in exasperation said, “How do you decide whether it is a weed or a flower?”

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Bear Cupboard brings innovative furnishings to Queensbury

Kelly Irish enjoys solving peopl's decorating dilemmas, and she's brought her expertise to Queensbury. Irish has re-opened her store, Bear Cupboard, that was for years a landmark in Warrensburg, and it's located on Upper Glen St. across from New Way Lunch.

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Proposed law bans unsound structures, tall grass, dead limbs

In an effort to boost the town's image and quality of life, Warrensburg's leaders are considering a comprehensive property maintenance law that would require property owners to keep their homes, yards and business premises tidy and well maintained.

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Temporary signs may be restricted in town of Lake George

Paving contractors, siding companies, politicians and real estate agents routinely erect lawn signs to advertise their services. But in Lake George, such signs may be a little less commonplace, if regulations the town board is considering are adopted.