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Shaun Kittle

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Movie nights return to the Plattsburgh Public Library

On Saturday, June 29 at 6 p.m., the Plattsburgh Public Library will host a free showing of the movie “Oz the Great and Powerful.” Movie nights have come and gone at the library as a refelction of attendance rates at the events.

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Cultivating knowledge at the Plattsburgh Botanical Sanctuary

The empty lot behind Jane Desotelle’s mother’s house on Riley Avenue looked like an overgrown wasteland. But where some saw a tangled mess of foliage, Desotelle saw life.

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Inaugural First Weekend a success

On Saturday, Plattsburgh’s inaugural First Weekend transformed downtown into a different kind of place.

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Students get hands-on at Miner Farm

Since 1982, the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute has hosted a free open-house to fifth-grade students throughout the region called Farm Days for fifth graders.

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Border Boutique in Rouses Point

Rose Letourneau doesn’t think people in Rouses Point should have to drive to Plattsburgh to buy a pair of socks. Letourneau also thinks those same people should have access to affordable, fashionable clothing.

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The Lester Family Circus came to Plattsburgh

The walls in the ROTA Gallery are always adorned with artwork, but on Friday, May 31, the space was nothing short of a spectacle.

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Monarchs released for hospice

On Saturday, June 1, dozens of people released 132 monarch butterflies in Melissa Penfield Park in Plattsburgh to celebrate spring, happiness, and the delicate balance between life and death.

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Knicks City Dancer to hold dance clinic this weekend

On Saturday, June 8, Knicks City Dancer Amanda Eve will host two dance clinics at Center Stage Plattsburgh.

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Cuomo touts Tax Free NY

Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Plattsburgh State University College on Thursday, May 30 to tout his new “Tax Free NY” program.

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Eye on Business: Gioiosa’s Wine and Spirits, Inc.

Gioiosa’s Wine and Spirits, Inc. has expanded once again.

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A collaboration of voice and winds

On Saturday and Sunday, NAVE will team up with the Four Winds Recorder Consort to perform two performances of “Madrigals, Motets and Merriment.”

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Barbecue to benefit the Elmore SPCA planned

The Elmore SPCA’s fourth annual fundraising barbecue is Saturday, June 1 this year.

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A day of tastings for a cause

The second Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Fundraiser to benefit the Treasure Chests Relay for Life Team is slated for Saturday, June 1 at Hid-In-Pines Vineyard.

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Saranac Lake launches new 6er program

But Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau wants the world to know that his village, on the fringe of the High Peaks region, has mountains, too. So the village designated six mountains, all within 15 miles of Saranac Lake, as “6ers.”

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The specters of Plattsburgh

The Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company brings Plattsburgh's eerie past to life.

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North Country WWII veterans honored all the way to D.C.

As the sun rose over Vermont’s Green Mountains on Saturday, May 18, 18 World War II veterans left Plattsburgh to visit the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. The trip marked the inaugural flight of North Country Honor Flight, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring World War II veterans by taking them to the memorial.

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A day of technology at the Champlain Telephone Company

On Thursday, May 2, the Champlain Telephone Company held the 2013 Technology Showcase at the Knights of Columbus on Oak Street. It was the first showcase of its kind since the company was started in 1903.

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A taste of Broadway at Seton Catholic Central

A miniature version of a classic musical, “Godspell,” is coming to Seton Catholic Central High School this weekend.

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Winners of PBS writers contest announced

On Tuesday, April 30, Mountain Lake PBS honored the winners of its “PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest.” The contest invited children from kindergarten through third grade to submit stories they wrote and illustrated for judging.

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Chazy Central Rural School to perform Spring Concert

On Monday, May 13, more than 150 students will perform in the Chazy Central Rural School’s Spring Concert.

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Music from around the world comes to Lake Placid

The event, the World Music Festival, will be the largest fundraiser ever held to benefit Reason 2 Smile, a non-profit organization that helps orphaned and at-risk children in developing countries.

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Green-up Day volunteers spruce up Pburgh

As the snow receded in downtown Plattsburgh, places like Trinity Park became marred by the presence of litter and leaves blowing around like urban tumbleweed.

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E.O.B. Dragoon’s Farm Equipment, Inc. celebrates 60 years of service

On April 10, Dragoon’s Farm Equipment, Inc. celebrated its 60th anniversary. They had door prizes, demos, discounts and served pancakes and sausage to thank the community for its support.

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Rouses Point says goodbye to winter this weekend

Steve Merchant is sick of winter. To prove it, he’s organized a “Say Goodbye to Winter” bash at Bowl Mart Lanes in Champlain on Saturday, April 20.

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Knights of the Night to benefit Malorie Drolette

It is amazing how quickly a person’s life can change. Malorie Drolette’s parents recently brought the 16-year-old girl to the doctor because she seemed to be suffering from a sinus infection.

ARC aids food shelves in area

The Clinton County chapter of the Advocacy and Resource Center recognized Disability Awareness Month by giving back to the community.

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Music and conservation

Clarinets conserve nature

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Eye on Business: Furniture and Décor

Furniture and Décor's grand opening

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Young professionals called to action

Attracting young people to the region and keeping them here was more than a talking point at the sixth annual Adirondack Young Professionals Economic Forum. It was a call to action.

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Spring Open Community Show at ROTA Gallery brings out artists

Forty works of art are on display at ROTA Gallery's Spring Open Community Show.

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Roadrunners youth hockey team heading to National Championships

Roadrunners off to National Youth Championships.

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Eye on Business: America’s Mattress

America’s Mattress in Plattsburgh offers its customers a good night’s sleep.

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PAFB Museum taking shape

A meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 3, in the War of 1812 Museum on the old Air Force base to discuss plans for the Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum.

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The ethical quandary of ALEC

Documentary by Bill Moyer to be shown locally.

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Canadian Consulate General addresses North Country

PLATTSBURGH—Co-operation between Canadian and American economic ventures was discussed at the North Country Chamber of Commerce on Monday, March 25.

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Off-site galleries taking hold in region

Ron Nolland has 20 photos on display at the Best Western Plus in Plattsburgh’s new gallery space.

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A night with the Haus of Starrs

The Haus of Starr’s All Starr’s Show will be held at the VFW in Plattsburgh.

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Family ties to history

Jacqueline Madison is going to share a different perspective on history. On Sunday, March 24, she will give a presentation called “From Slavery to Citizenship” at the Peru library at 5 p.m.

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Variety of art on display at the NCCCA

More than 100 works of art from some of the area’s best young artists are on display at the North Country Cultural Center for the Art.

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Eye on Business: Rambach's Bakery

Rambach's has a bevy of freshly baked goods.

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Community turns out to support arts grants

The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts hosted its first annual Decentralization Grant Awards Ceremony on Friday, March 8.

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Jamming for a cause at the Upper Jay Arts Center

On Sunday, March 17, from 2 to 6 p.m., January Jams will return to the Upper Jay Arts Center, but this time, it’s for a cause. There is a $5 suggested donation, with all proceeds going toward Reason 2 Smile.

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Variety abounds at ROTA staff show

Paintings, poetry, sculptures and photographs of Barbie dolls—it’s all on display at ROTA Gallery’s Staff Art Show.

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Community turns out to support arts grants

The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts hosted its first annual Decentralization Grant Awards Ceremony on Friday, March 8.

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Eve Ticknor: water through a lens

Essex photographer’s work on display at Pine Harbor Assisted Living Facility.

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The Squirrel’s Nest Diner in Rouses Point

Walking into the Squirrel's Nest diner in Rouses Point is like stepping back in time.

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A flight to honor WWII veterans

On Saturday, May 18, North Country Honor Flights will bring its first group of veterans to the memorial, and Cowles will be among them.

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State legislators sound off at legislative breakfast

North Country Chamber of Commerce President Garry Douglas announced the findings of the chamber’s business confidence survey at the annual State Legislative Forum breakfast on Friday, March 1 at the Holiday Inn in Plattsburgh.

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Free play reading at the Upper Jay Arts Center

The Upper Jay Arts Center will host a free reading of The Lyons, a Broadway play by Nicky Silver, on Saturday, March 9.

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Legislators sound off at annual breakfast

Business confidence reports show that North Country residents have faith that the local economy is on firm ground.

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