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Lake Placid Middle-High School first quarter honor roll

Grade 6 high honor roll Barney, Levi Beaney, Brooke Brady, Brian Brewer, Ashley Briggs, Aiden Carlson, Alida Cecunjanin, Anisa Coffin, Alexa Frantz, Trey Galvin, Norah Hayes, Owen LaMare, Haileigh Landriault, William McKillip, Kelsey Mihill, Jarrett ...

Golden Arrow donates pet fees to wildlife refuge

LAKE PLACID — The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, a 165-room hotel situated along the shore of Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, has a soft spot for pet guests. Each year the pet-friendly resort that welcomes dogs, cats and even a pig, donates 10 percent of all pet fees to a local humane society or ...

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Skiing with a smile

I’ve never cross-country skied. OK, that’s a lie. I did last year, but I fell most of time, so I don’t really like to count it as an actual outing. Most folks today are aware of the funnily named SAD, which stands for seasonal affective disorder. It’s a form of depression caused by ...

Doughnuts and detergent

TUPPER LAKE — At 5:30 in the morning, seven days a week, Tina Merrihew is hard at work starting the first batch of Washboard doughnuts. You may have eaten some at a wedding, heard about them on NPR or grabbed a few while picking up a load of laundry. Washboard doughnuts are well-known ...

Opening night

LAKE PLACID — Several local sports teams wrapped up their fall seasons in the last couple of weeks, but with snow building on the ground the winter sports season has officially begun with the first hockey game taking place in the 1932 Rink at the Olympic Center. The combined Saranac Lake ...

Banner day for Saranac Lake on Long Island

The Saranac Lake boys ran away with the Class C state team title last week at the NYSPHSAA Cross Country Championships at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park, Long Island. The state championship team was made up of James Catania (ninth overall), Anderson Gray (12th), Peter Fogarty (14th), ...

2016 Year in Review | VIEW ALL

Into the unknown

2016 was a turning point, but we’re not sure what it’s turning to. This year set us up for the unknown like few others have. No. 1 of our top 10 stories of the year is the manic campaign cycle that climaxed with the election of Donald Trump to the White House. Yes, these top 10 are local ...

Top outdoors stories of the year

The Adirondack Park is unlike any other place on Earth, with people living, working and recreating in the largest preserved area in the eastern U.S. And as such, outdoors news can dominate the headlines. 2016 was a year of changes, some contentious, some not. - APA board members In ...

Highs and lows of North Country sports in 2016

Sports is a big deal in the North Country, and 2016 provided another wealth of memorable and significant events. There were many accomplishments, and a few losses too. January brought significant success to members of the United States bobsled and skeleton team as Jaime Greubel Poser, Steven ...

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Long voyage to ‘freedom’

SARANAC LAKE — Sara Diaz has an adventurous personality and said she felt like “a caged bird” in her communist home country of Cuba. That’s not so much because Cuba won’t let its people leave but because other counties are hesitant to let them visit. “We Cubans tend to go to ...

State helps disabled veteran grow her massage business

BLOOMINGDALE — If the phrase “disabled veteran” brings to mind Lieutenant Dan in “Forrest Gump,” Kelly Hass will surprise you. Hass, a massage therapist, is all about helping people manage stress. She works with pregnant women, babies and children in addition to people with sore ...

Seamstress is part of the fabric of small-town life

SARANAC LAKE — Spring is springing, students are looking ahead to prom, and brides are planning their weddings. If the bridesmaids haven’t quite made it to the bikini bods they were planning for summer, or prom-goers are going to be tripping over their hemlines, a few sartorial adjustments ...

A half-century of hairdos

SARANAC LAKE — Almost 20 years after she opened Senior Set Hair Care inside Saranac Village at Will Rogers, Donna Buckley is ready to retire. Buckley has been cutting hair for 50 years since she graduated from the Harper Method Beauty School in Rochester. She used to work at Maurice’s in ...