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Ad’k North Country Association welcomes new board members

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack North Country Association has announced the addition of two new members to its board of directors:  Steven Cacchio, President and CEO of Champlain National Bank and Jennifer Potter Hayes, former Executive Director of View in Old Forge.   “ANCA has ...

Champlain National Bank President and CEO Steven Cacchio, left, 
and Community Hospital President John Remillard
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Champlain National Bank makes major gift to E’town hospital

ELIZABETHTOWN — In a show of support for one of the area’s largest hospitals, Champlain National Bank has gifted $20,000 to Elizabethtown Community Hospital, which is part of the University of Vermont Health Network. “We feel it is important to support the hospital that takes care of ...

Fishs welcome baby boy, Benjamin

GLENS FALLS — Jeremie and Ashley Fish of Wilmington welcomed a baby boy, Benjamin Jonathan Fish, at 10:40 a.m. Dec. 30, 2016 at Glens Falls Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 14.2 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.

Eighth grader Cyrus Kuo-Powers helps Petrova Elementary kindergarten students paint trains created by his class.
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8th graders create trains in tradition for kindergartners

SARANAC LAKE — The eighth grade students from Saranac Lake created mini wooden trains for the Petrova Elementary kindergarten students recently. This year’s toy featured holes to hold crayons. “I give the students a chance to pick what toy they would like to give to ...

Stewart’s Holiday Match sets new record

The 2016 Holiday Match program sets a record for the third consecutive season, raising over $1.85 million for local children’s organizations. From Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day, Stewart’s customers impressively donated over $926,000 to the program, which is an approximate $56,000 ...

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Mirror Lake Inn employees help others for the holidays

LAKE PLACID — The employees of the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa took time away from the specter of a busy holiday this month to ensure that others have a joyous Christmas. Over the decades, the staff at the Inn has worked wonders making sure its guests feel at home in this most blessed ...


Voluntary Health Association announces scholarship winners

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Voluntary Health Association congratulates the recipients of its annual scholarships given to second year North Country Community College students in the registered nursing and radiologic technology programs. Jamie Fogarty, Saranac Lake; ...

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Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer Training Jan. 18, 25

LAKE PLACID — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is recruiting new volunteers and has scheduled a Friendship Volunteer Training Program in Tupper Lake on the mornings of Jan. 18 and Jan. 25. The training sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both mornings are required to complete ...

Citizen Advocates CEO Susan Delehanty
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Citizen Advocates CEO honored with Rural Health Champion award

MALONE — Citizen Advocates, Inc. is proud to announce that CEO Susan Delehanty was named a 2016 Rural Health Champion by The North Country Behavioral Healthcare Network. “Ms. Delehanty has been a key figure in delivering and shaping behavioral health for over four decades throughout ...

Wilhelmina England
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Wilhelmina England came here to cure and made a life here

January first marks the start of the new year. For many, that means resolutions, new adventures and plans for the upcoming year. For one very lively woman, it is also a special birthday. Wilhelmina England, known as “Willie” to her friends, will be celebrating her 96th birthday, the ...

Local Home School Students who participated in the November Reading Challenge are shown holding a favorite book at the Saranac Lake Free Library. From left are Olivia Marocco, Oliver Halasz, Galen Halasz and Emma Gnann, with library Director Peter Benson. Skyler and Summer Cranker and Harper Gnann also took part in the Challenge.
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Students participate in November reading challenge at library

SARANAC LAKE — Local home school students participated in the November Reading Challenge at the Saranac Lake Free Library Olivia Marocco started the Reading Challenge four years ago after learning about a Reading Challenge in a children’s story. Marocco explains that she likes ...

Pictured are the ceramics class at Saranac Lake High School: (back row, from left): Erika Swirsky, Emery Swanson, Emmett Bevilacqua, Jarrett Ashton, Wyatt Foley, Ethan Paye and Ward Walton; (front row, from left) are Tanner Courcelle, Makayla Schmidt, Kaylee McLean and Kiki Walker.
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Artworks donates to SLHS art

SARANAC LAKE — Artworks of Saranac Lake has been giving the district art department a $1,000 donation each year for the last several years. This money has been raised by the Plein Air Art Festival. All four teachers in the school's art department divide the money up for special art ...