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Snowshoe softball tournament enters sixth year

If you’re looking for some good old fashion North Country style fun in the great outdoors with your family, neighbors and friends, exercise a bit and demonstrate your support for a great cause, then sign up for the annual “Be A Donor” (B.A.D.) Snow Shoe Softball Tournament.

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Into the wild | Notes from the North Woods

I suppose it’s one of the most common afflictions of age, and it likely explains our unrelenting desire to return to familiar, natural surroundings.

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Lumberjack Scramble to return to Tupper Lake

An old favorite ski race is returning to Tupper Lake on Saturday, Feb. 28 as skiers of all ages and abilities converge at the municipal Cross Country Ski Trails to compete in the Lumberjack Scramble.

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Hague ready to celebrate all things winter

The annual Hague Winter Weekend will take place starting Friday, Feb. 13, and run through Sunday, Feb. 15.

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Wild or not, off to the woods we go | Notes from the North Woods

Currently, the Adirondack Park remains the largest state protected area in the contiguous United States.

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Oil spill response | Conservation Conversations

Minus 18 degrees was displayed on the console of the truck when my cohort picked me up for the trip.

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Brant Lake Winter Carnival gears up for its third year

The 2015 edition of the Brant Lake Winter Carnival features the coronation of a king and queen as well as a frying pan tossing contest, an outhouse race, a display of vintage snowmobiles, a broomball tournament, a snowshoeing race and other activities.

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Outhouse Races take over icy Lake George

 It may seem odd enough to some just walking out on the ice during Lake George’s Winter Carnival, but what about racing beautifully crafted outhouses?

Cool days and cold nights | Notes from the North Woods

As I pen this week’s column on a cold Feb. 1 morning, there is a slight chill in the air. The thermometer reads -8 F, and a stiff wind is blowing in hard from the west. The sun is shining and the scene is idilic.

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Jack LaDuke named Winter Carnival Grand Marshall

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has chosen Jack LaDuke as its 2015 Grand Marshal for the Gala Parade on Feb. 14.

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It’s a good life | Notes from the North Woods

After being asked to describe his 60-plus year career as an Adirondack guide, the late Tony Deepe of Lake George claimed simply, “It’s been a good life.”

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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee reveals button

“Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his button design for the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

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Daydreams, schemes and other such things | Notes from the North Woods

As I peer out the back porch window, there are thick frost flowers clouding my view.

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Ice Palace construction to begin in Saranac Lake

Construction of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace will begin on Jan. 22.

DEC Forest Rangers answer call

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents statewide.