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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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Droopy Ears and Jax | Elmore SPCA

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Fat Tuesday | Essex Column

This Saturday’s movie at the Whallonsburg Grange is “Women of ’69, Unboxed.”

Valentine’s Day | Willsboro Column

I am writing this on Super Bowl Sunday. I think this is the biggest and best annual holiday for football lovers.

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Not in favor of declawing | North Country SPCA

Do you have a cat who scratches your furniture incessantly, and who you are considering having declawed?

Explosion at Ticonderoga Mill | Bakers Mills News

This has been a very long hard week for so many people.

Preserving large carnivores | Notes from Planet Earth

Seventy-six European conservation scientists from twenty-five countries have recently pooled their efforts and reported that the numbers of lynx, wolves, brown bears, and wolverines living in various regions of Europe (exclusive of the British Isles, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia) have stabilized and begun to increase in number.

Popular man and his little dog gone | Turning Back the Pages

Fifty Years Ago – January, 1965

Reading fact and encouragement | Athol-Thurman

Did you know that one out of every three children entering Kindergarten does not have the skills necessary for good learning?

Memories of the days long ago! | Viewpoint

Remember cold winter days, 20 to 30 degrees below zero, wind blowing, snow falling, and frost on every window.

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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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Imperial Decisions | Conservation Conversations

Over 60 folks attended the NYS Department of Environmental Conservations Imperial Dam Fish Passage Project meeting held in Plattsburgh Jan. 21.

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Espresso and Bella | Elmore SPCA

An adoptable dog and cat. Come meet us!

Adirondack Flagpoles | Keeseville Column

My heart goes out to the Doner family who lost their home to a fire on Friday, Jan. 23.

Animal control officer | Essex Column

The Whallonsburg Grange celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, starting with a square dance on Saturday, Jan. 31, beginning at 7 p.m.