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Katherine Clark

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Small business owners to host Ladies Night Out Expo

A night for fun pampering and business collaboration for local women will come together for a “Diva Shopping Expo” at the Plattsburgh Comfort Inn on April 12.  

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111 turn out for the Doc Lopez Run for Hope

The 111 run participants ran and or walked either the 3.1 mile course or 13.1 mile race that included a run up Baxter Mountain on Route 9N as part of the 33 Annual Doc Lopez Run for Hope which benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Ziti fundraiser set for Mineville woman battling cancer

Friends of Mineville resident Lorraine Bergeron are holding a special baked ziti dinner fundraiser for her with raffles and silent auctions from 4 to 8 p.m. on March 30 at the Lewis Fire Department, 18 Fire House Lane.

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Student artists needed for Battle of Plattsburgh poster contest

North Country teachers are seeking fourth grade artists to create a new logo for the Battle of Plattsburgh festivities for 2013.

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A chance to dance with fire

Kimberly LeClaire will be holding a four-week beginner’s course in the art of poi fire dancing at the ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret Street, starting April 4.

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ROTA will host a three part show

Three bands to perform at ROTA Gallery

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North Creek theater group to spread 'Rumors' with comedic play

There were a lot of questions and a lot of different theories about what happened to the deputy mayor as his friends arrived to celebrate his 10th wedding anniversary. The story will unfold in the Our Town Theatre Group production of “Rumors,” by Neil Simon.

Chazy theater group will take audience for a ride where “Anything Goes”

The Chazy Music Theatre will perform a high-seas comedic event with the production of “Anything Goes” at Chazy Central Rural School March 21 - 24.

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‘Guys and Dolls’ comes to Keene stage

In a show with pizazz, gangsters, good girls, glamour and the music and tales of composer Frank Loesser, the production “Guys and Dolls” will come to the stage at Keene Central School March 22 and 23 at 7 p.m.

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Girls Night takes over Beekmantown High School

It was a night full of girl power at Beekmantown Central School as teens from local schools came together for National Women’s Day on March 8.

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Keene Science Slam delivers a night with all the elements

Volcanoes, time machines, a life size model of the human body and models of centrifugal force were some of the many things demonstrated for visitors at Keene Central School’s Science Slam March 8.

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Local artists to receive grant money

Regional artists were awarded grants at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts on March 8 for the first annual Tri-County Decentralization Grant Awards Ceremony. The event will be held simultaneously with the closing ceremony for the senior art show.

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Mad Hatter’s Ball in Lake Placid to help women’s retreats

Creative Healing Connections will be holding the third annual Mad Hatter’s Ball to raise money for its women’s retreats.

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Art Center to host Tutus and Tiaras

The Tutus and Tiaras Dance will take place from 1-2 p.m., March 8 at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh.

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North Country SPCA animals move to new shelter Elizabethtown

It was an emotionally charged afternoon for volunteers and friends of the North Country SPCA as 36 cats and 10 dogs made their journey in 11 cars from the 45-year-old aging shelter in Westport to the new state-of-the-art facility in Elizabethtown.

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The world comes to Keene Central School during International Night

The world came to Keene through a special group of international students and performances of Spanish music from students in all grade levels for the Keene Central School’s first International Night on Feb. 28.

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Willsboro kids will perform ‘A year with Frog & Toad

“A Year With Frog and Toad For Kids” is a whimsical show following the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad. The play was performed on Broadway and has been adapted for children. The students will perform in the Willsboro Central School Auditorium, 421 West 54 Street, on March 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and on March 10 at 2 p.m.

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Local artists to receive grant money

Regional artists will be awarded grants at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts on March 8 for the first annual Tri-County Decentralization Grant Awards Ceremony. The event will be held simultaneously with the closing ceremony for the senior art show.

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Keeseville students get tropical treat for PBIS

Students at Keeseville Elementary School kicked off their snow boots and gloves and traded them for grass skirts and sunglasses for their PBIS Day.

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Second graders create dinosaur books

The prehistoric adventures of the tykes from millions of years ago were revealed through the eyes of young authors at Westport Central School.

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39 years of service celebrated for retiring Westport employee

Bruce Estus said he is going to spend his time ‘enjoying life’

After over 39 years of welcoming people with a smile and always having something nice to say on the chilliest and ugliest days, long-time Westport employee Bruce Estus has retired.

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Scrabble tournament planned for literacy awareness

The Literacy Volunteers of Essex/ Franklin Counties will be holding its Winter Scrabble Tournament and Scrabble Day on Saturday, March 2, in Saranac Lake and Port Henry.

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Three men uninjured after plane crash near Lake Placid

There were no injuries reported after a small plane carrying three people crashed in the Adirondack wilderness near Lake Placid on Thursday, Feb. 21.

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Fire destroys Moriah home

A fire destroyed a two-story home on 169 Edgemont Road Sunday afternoon.

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Fire department Fish Fry fundraiser celebrates 25 years

 The Wooden Nickel will be holding it’s 25 anniversary Fish Fry to benefit the Elizabethtown-Lewis Fire Departments on March 3.

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Will play for food

Musicians will play to support local food pantries at Carousel

Whether you are hungry for good music, starving for community action or just in the need of a great day, local artists are pooling their musical talents to raise spirits as well as funds for local food pantries.

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Cookies and Robots: A 4-H fundraiser

Robots and cookies, not the spyware but the sweets, will combine forces to raise money for the ENIAC Masterbots Robotics Team at the Winter Farmers Market on Feb. 9. Members of the ENIAC Masterbots Robotics Team, a sub-set of a Clinton County 4H group made up of area home schooled youth, hope to raise money to attend the World Festival in April.

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The coincidental travelers, Trips on a shoestring

A West Chazy couple who have traveled the world on a money-saving budget will host a presentation Feb. 21 to talk about how they were able to do it. Jaki and Rob Roy not only traveled on a shoestring but later wrote about it in their book titled “The coincidental traveler: an Adventure for budget-minded grown-ups.”

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Give the gift of laughs to your love for Valentine’s Day

What will you bring your sweetie for Valentines Day? How about a night of comedy. “It’s a lot better than flowers that are going to die or lingerie she’ll throw out, no woman will slap their man in the face for buying comedy tickets,” Adirondack Comedy Club organizer Ray Wayman said.

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The Exchange at North Creek closes its doors

Less than nine months after Iowa Pacific Holdings opened The Exchange at North Creek retail outlet here on Main Street, the store has closed.

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Another rabid animal found in Essex County

The Essex County Public Health has confirmed another raccoon with rabies in the Village of Keeseville.

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Arts Community receives support to fund new programs

Almost 30 area art programs were awarded funding through the 2013 Decentralization Grant Funding on Feb 1. The grants were announced by the North Country Cultural Center.

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Hudson River Rafting Company guide gets one year in jail

A Hamilton County judge Feb. 1 sentenced a North Creek whitewater rafting guide to one year in jail for negligible homicide after a woman died during a rafting trip in September.

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Artists sought for Tropical Storm Irene Photo Response project

The Long Term Recovery Group of Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties asked artists to channel the mixed reactions of three photographs taken in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene into art work.

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Local wineries plan tasting prior to Valentines Day

The sweets, wine and jewelry will create a romantic atmosphere for couples at local wineries during Sweethearts Wine Tour on Feb. 9. “When I think of Valentine’s Day I think chocolates, cakes, wine and jewelry,” Amazing Grace Vineyard owner Mary Fortson said.

Man who assaulted officers with tractor receives 16 years

The parolee accused of trying ramming a police cruiser with a tractor has been found guilty of assault of a police officer.

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Vision for Plattsburgh outlined at the Strand

The Vision to Action campaign received its report card from the community Jan. 24, with invested members of the community turning out to contribute to the direction they’d like to see Plattsburgh head.

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Lake George readies for Winter Carnival

The Lake George Winter Carnival will blanket the town with excitement during the month of February.

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Police release names of Indian Lake fire victims

New York State Police today released the named of the two people killed in the Jan. 30 fire at 197 Pratt Road in Indian Lake. Both were residents of the mobile home: Anna M. Tracey, 71, and Roy J. Tracey Sr. Autopsies were performed the same day as the fire at the Nathan Littauer Hospital Morgue by Dr. Jungeun Lee. Police are saying they have been “tentatively” identified; positive identification is pending further forensic examination.

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Egglefield donates over $1,800 to NCSPCA

Egglefield Ford in Elizabethtown drove for their community and delivered a check for $1,810 to the North Country SPCA.

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Let the skating begin

At the Keeseville Community Center, the skaters have started lacing up and enjoying a classic winter past time. The rink, located at 58 Liberty Street, was opened to the community on Dec. 31.

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Cunningham acquitted on two charges

A Hamilton County grand jury Thursday, Jan. 17 found the owner of the Hudson River Rafting Company not guilty on two criminal charges.

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Market and Carnival day celebration at NCCCA

 A special artists’ market will display a vast array of artwork done in varying mediums and will include a family fun carnival day with activities for the whole family on Jan. 26 at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street.

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Transportation museum fundraiser will bring together local wine makers and producers

Regional wine makers will be bringing their finest vino to the fourth annual Winter Wine Fest to raise money for a new exhibit at a local museum.

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Willsboro Senior Community on schedule to open in March

The former Willsboro Central School — now the home of the Champlain Valley Senior Community — will welcome a former student as one of the building’s first residents.

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Moriah scouts learn about fire safety

Girls tour Moriah FD

The Moriah Volunteer Fire Department’s recently meeting was put on hold for a special tour for the young ladies of the Moriah Girl Scouts.

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Keeseville man arrested for Pburgh Stewart’s Shop robbery

Police are still investigating if crimes are connected

A Keeseville man has been arrested in connection with the early morning robbery of the Stewart’s Shop on Cumberland Head on Jan. 9. New York State Police in Plattsburgh arrested David A. Brown, age 49, of Keeseville, in connection with the robbery of the Stewart’s Shop on State Route 9 at approximately 5 a.m. that same day.

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A second Stewart’s Shop robbed within same week

Police are investigating if incidents are connected

The armed robbery suspect at the Plattsburgh Stewarts matches the physical description of the robbery at the Peru Stewarts Shop on Jan. 2. State Police Lieutenant Brent Davison said at both crime scenes the witness description of the getaway car and the suspect are similar.

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Westport students donate $600 for Hospice care

Westport Central School students worked together to support High Peaks Hospice, and through bake sales, raffles and other fundraisers, they were able to donate $600.

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Westport town workers act as Secret Santas for the food shelf

As holiday office parties ensue and “Secret Santas” work their magic, one group decided to put away the gifts and bring in food and essential items for the local food shelf.

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