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Local forest rangers given awards

The state Department of Environmental Conservation honored several local forest rangers for their work in an annual awards ceremony in Albany last week. Forest rangers are the state’s first line of defense in the protection of public Forest Preserve lands, responding to wildfires and ...

Pendragon names young playwright contest winners

SARANAC LAKE — A team of professional actors, directors and writers have chosen the winners of the contest portion of Pendragon Theatre’s fifth annual Young Playwrights Festival. In the high school category, both winners are from Tupper Lake High School. First place goes to Emily Burns ...

Adirondack Health records births in February

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Medical Center recorded the following births for the month of February: DeYear: A son, Christian Michael, born Feb. 1 at 12:20 a.m., weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces to Morgan Facteau and Patrick DeYear of Tupper Lake. Stewart: A daughter, Esmé Anne, ...

Living History: Competitive skier Sidney Maxwell

Sidney Maxwell (nee Leitch) was born in 1921 in Saranac Lake. She spent most of her childhood in Lake Placid, where she lived at the Lake Placid Club. A talented skier, Sidney remembers many afternoons spent skiing and dogsledding with her best friend, Natalie Jubin. After graduating from ...

SLVHA announces dental slogan winners

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Voluntary Health Association congratulates the winners of its fifth annual Dental Health Slogan Flyer Contest. As part of National Children’s Dental Health Month, the SLVHA board welcomed all full time 5th grade students living within the Saranac Lake ...

Broker showcases Ad’k region at international Real Estate conference

Margie Philo the Broker owner of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and a long time resident of Lake Placid, led a local contingent of fellow company associates in attending what is considered by many to be the Real Estate Industries leading networking and referral generating ...

Bartender Jamielynn Brydalski wins national Cocktail Creation Contest

LAKE PLACID — Dancing Bears Restaurant at High Peaks Resort recently celebrated Jamielynn Brydalski, the restaurant’s chief cocktail connoisseur, as the winner of the national Mount Gay Rum Cocktail Contest sponsored by SKI Magazine. Announced as the winning cocktail creator for her ...

Saranac Lake High School 2nd quarter honor roll

SARANAC LAKE — The following students were named to the honor roll at Saranac Lake High School for the second quarter: -- 9th Grade Honor Roll (85-89) Logan Branch, Albert Bruso III, Naila Cecunjanin, Rijad Cecunjanin, Justin Duprey, Claire Fletcher, Amya Hurteau, Lore'e ...

Lake Placid students move on to state Science Olympiad

LAKE PLACID — The March 3 Science Olympiad Regional Tournament was about as close as close could get. Seven teams from the Adirondack Region met at SUNY Potsdam for a competition which ultimately determines the one team that will move on to the state tournament in April. Out of ...

Keene Valley library awarded Cloudsplitter Foundation grant

KEENE VALLEY — The Keene Valley Library Association recently announced it has received a $25,000 grant from the Cloudsplitter Foundation. These funds will support the library’s $1.5 million Securing the Future capital campaign and revitalize the library’s historic facility for the ...

Keene Valley library awarded book grant

KEENE VALLEY — The Keene Valley Library Association recently announced it was named a 2017 Children’s Book Project Grant Award recipient by the Pilcrow Foundation. This $800 award funds the library’s acquisition of new children’s books. The Pilcrow Foundation’s Children’s ...

Lake Placid Middle-High School honor roll

6th Grade High honor roll Barry, Payton Cassidy, Sheldon Clairmont, Keira Donatello, Andrew Ferebee, Olivia Fisher, LilyAnn Fitzsimmons, Nora Hathaway, Emma Jordon, Kyra Jordon, Talan Karpp, Carly Kostoss, Emily Marshall, Jesse Mayberry, Henry ...

Hundreds turn out to see ‘Miracle’

LAKE PLACID — Disney’s “Miracle on Ice” movie was shown for free in January to a large crowd. The movie was shown free of charge, courtesy of Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid and the Palace Theatre in Lake Placid. This event was organized by Sarah Shea-Kane, community ...

Curing from TB at Trudeau was ‘just a wonderful gathering of people’

Marjorie Wolinsky (nee Claster) left New York City for Saranac Lake’s Trudeau Sanatorium in 1939, when she was just 20 years old. She remained a patient at the Sanatorium for six years. Marjorie compared staying at the Sanatorium to college. It was, she said, “just a wonderful ...

Tupper Lake Middle-High School honor roll

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake Middle-High School announced that the following students have qualified for the Honor Roll for the second quarter: Grade 7 Highest Honor Roll 95-100 Olivia Ellis Jessie Kavanagh Meika Nadeau Robert Paige Noah Plumley Jacob Sabo Jamin ...

Historic Saranac Lake hires new oral history coordinator

SARANAC LAKE — Today Historic Saranac Lake announced the addition of Kayt Gochenaur to its staff in the position of oral history coordinator. Gochenaur will be planning and overseeing the expansion of Historic Saranac Lake’s Oral History Project as well as managing the Cure Porch on ...