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Fornasiero joins Whiteface Lodge to lead sales, marketing

LAKE PLACID — Elissa Fornasiero has been appointed director of sales and marketing for Whiteface Lodge, the AAA Four-Diamond, Forbes Four-Star luxury all-suite resort in Lake Placid. “I know we can count on Elissa’s great sales expertise and leadership skills to help us navigate ...

LaFountain enjoys life in the Adirondacks

Louise LaFountain nee Emmons has deep roots in the Adirondacks. A descendant of Ebenezer Emmons (credited with naming the Adirondacks), Louise was born in 1934, and grew up on the family farm in Bloomingdale. When she wasn't doing chores on the farm, Louise would play cops and robbers ...

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Ticks in the Adirondacks

Ticks are spreading into the High Peaks, reaching elevations they never have before and carrying Lyme disease to communities in Wilmington, Malone and Tupper Lake, according to research from Paul Smith’s College and the state Department of Health. Lee Ann Sporn, a professor at Paul ...

Digging in the dirt

BRANT LAKE — People who live in cities like Washington, Los Angeles and New York spend an average of about an hour traveling to and from work each day. That commute can cause stress and anxiety, while taking folks away from their friends and family. But in the Adirondacks, where commutes ...

Out of obscurity

SARANAC LAKE — Anastasia Osolin has dozens of little plastic drawers in her workshop. They’re labeled with tags like “piano parts,” “gears” and “animal bones.” Next to the drawers is a box of what some would consider junk that she hasn’t sorted through yet. A toy Navy ...

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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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 ...

Shhhh! Pat Wiley is retiring

SARANAC LAKE — After 20 years serving at the Saranac Lake Free Library, Pat Wiley is ready to retire. “Her institutional memory is fantastic,” said library director Pete Benson. “When we’re stuck on something, we ask Pat because she’ll probably know the answer.” “Very ...