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John Grybos

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Moose Fest on tap this weekend in Indian Lake

The Moose Fest date is mooving closer, with a second year of festivities planned for Sept. 24 and 25.

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Town buildings in need of repair

Don Filkins uncovered blemishes great and small in many of Johnsburg’s town buildings, and hosted a slideshow at the Sept. 20 town meeting to magnify the pockmarked paint and sagging siding.

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Applefest weekend welcomes fall to Peru

Applefest in Peru is open Sept. 12 and 18 at St. Augustine's on Main Street.

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Ski trails signed over to Johnsburg

The historic Hudson Glade and Hudson Bypass trails will be ready to ski this season after FrontStreet developers signed over usage to the town of Johnsburg Sept. 15 at barVino.

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Johnsburg town candidates convene to confab with citizens

Convening in the Ski Bowl Lodge Sept. 12, the candidates for Johnsburg town government made their case for a turn at the helm.

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Flagpole dedicated in Chazy

Commemorating the tenth year since the World Trade Center towers were destroyed in an attack, town hall has a new flagpole to fly their colors.

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Civil War comes to the Ski Bowl

Couple weds at Civil War event

Civil War re-enactors visited the Ski Bowl Sept. 10 with a period encampment. Two of the group's members were actually married in Civil War-era dress.

J’burg files to FEMA, gets cell service

The Town of Johnsburg’s Sept. 6 meeting saw FrontStreet’s attorney once more before the board, and a briefing on FEMA disaster awards

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New Ad’k Museum director arrives

Relocating from San Diego to the Adirondacks to begin his tenure as director for the Adirondack Museum, David Kahn said he’ll be a lot closer to home. Kahn started his new, full-time job Sept. 5.

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Re-enactment kicks off Battle of Plattsburgh

Watching the sky drizzle, soldiers grumbled that their black powder charges couldn’t be trusted in such watery weather.

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Jaycee Park gets massive funding boost

Placed first in nationwide contest

The park is planning to repair its soccer field and improve the baseball field. Final plans include a second soccer field, a total of three baseball fields and an upgraded playground.

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Dry ice available

Dry ice available at NYSEG in Lewis.

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North Creek native still on protest line

Longtime Johnsburg resident and Middlebury college professor Bill McKibben's civil disobedience display outside President Barack Obama's yard is winding down to its Sept. 3 end.

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Irene hits Johnsburg with fury

Not as bad in other locales

While much of the region weathered Tropical Storm Irene with only a few downed trees and branches, Johnsburg suffered rough handling by the storm.

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Elizabethtown residents deal with fallout from Tropical Storm Irene

Homes along River Road were pummeled with a flash flood during Hurricane Irene's pass Sunday evening, Aug. 28.

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Middlebury professor jailed over cause

WASHINGTON — Environmentalist and long-time Johnsburg resident Bill McKibben was arrested outside the White House while protesting a planned oil pipeline in the western U.S. Aug. 20, and charges were dropped Aug 22.

Parking will help facilitate rafters

Rafters loading up their buses on Route 28 are often in harm's way, and a new parking area for the buses should help ensure that the exciting action stays on the water and off the roads.

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Benefit planned to help restore Adirondack Hotel following flood damage

The Adirondack Hotel suffered $130,000 in damages and lost business days after flooding this year, and the community has stepped up to organize a benefit night to aid the local landmark Sept. 24.

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Newcomb to once again celebrate the historic ride of Teddy Roosevelt

The town's favorite president will be celebrated as the town's annual Teddy Roosevelt Weekend returns Sept. 9 through 11.

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Gore Mountain prepares for ski season

New snow guns, groomer

New equipment installations and renovations at Gore Mountain are under way for the approaching ski season.

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Supervisor: Beach open for recreation

Though the water is closed to swimming, the town beach is still open for recreation, said Supervisor Sterling Goodspeed at the town meeting Aug. 16.

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Harley fundraiser set for Saturday

A pig roast and Harley ride fundraiser will celebrate its fourth year Aug. 20 at J & J's Foxx Lair Tavern.

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Moose Fest to highlight calling contest

Barks, bellows and grunts. Moos and moans. With a range like that, contestants at the town's first-ever moose-calling imitation competition have their work cut out for them.

Canoe, Kayak Challenge on tap

The North Country Challenge, a nearly 10 mile canoe and kayak race around Lake Harris, returns for its ninth year Saturday, Aug. 20.

Town of Newcomb website receives overhaul

The town’s website got a facelift recently.

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Newcomb Central on brink of securing dormitory funding

Newcomb Central School may soon get the funding it needs to construct dormatories to house foreign students.

Time for bluegrass

Four-day festival coming to town

A weekend of field pickin' tunes in a four-day camper town approaches as the Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival returns to the Ski Bowl Park for its eighth year from Aug. 18-21.

Train ridership on the rise

The local train is making a brisk trade in tickets, with nearly 1,800 riders logged since the July 23 opening.

Curator to appraise items during library fund raiser

Library visitors can bring their attic and closet treasures to the Johnsburg bookery Thursday, Aug. 18, for a professional opinion on whether they’ve got hidden gems.