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SLHS graduate enjoys work with Taste NY program

GABRIELS — A 1997 graduate of the Saranac Lake High School came home to the Tri-Lakes region earlier this month to help launch six new Adirondack cuisine trails for Essex, Franklin and Clinton counties at Tucker Farms. Marcy (Gotzmer) Kugeman now works on the Taste NY program in the ...

Gillis completes last phase in his journey to becoming an Eagle Scout

TUPPER LAKE — Riley Gillis, son of Lisa and Rob Gillis of Tupper Lake, recently completed his Eagle Scout Service project, the last phase in his journey to becoming an Eagle Scout. Riley’s project involved enhancing the west entrance of the Goff Nelson Library’s Community Room. ...

North Country educator publishes ‘Shady Characters’

Canton based arborist, educator and author Paul Hetzler has published “Shady Characters: Caterpillar Soup, Leprechaun Trees, and Other Hilarities of the Natural World” (Lexingford, 2018). Hetzler is a graduate of Paul Smith’s College and former Saranac Lake-area ...

Paul Smith’s College Day of Service

SARANAC LAKE — Paul Smith’s College students and staff recently took on three Saranac Lake park projects. Over 200 volunteer hours will focus on control of erosion, weed invasive plants and survey improvements. Paul Smith’s Shakirra Jones has been coordinating this effort with ...

Saranac Lake High School hosts open house

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake High School’s open house was held on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 26. The purpose of this event is to allow parents to meet their children’s teachers, familiarize themselves with their children’s schedules and get a general idea of what each ...

CycleADK Gives Program funds community projects

SARANAC LAKE — Cycle Adirondacks, in partnership with Adirondack Foundation and the Cloudsplitter Foundation, have donated over $5,000 to community generated projects in Speculator, Inlet and North Creek as part of its CycleADK Gives program. The three communities served as overnight ...

Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

LAKE PLACID — Northwood School students Chelsea Smith of Norwood, New Jersey and Isaac Newcomb of Lake Placid have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, ...

VIS 2018 ‘Keep Saranac Lake Blooming’ awardees

SARANAC LAKE — The Village Improvement Society of Saranac Lake celebrated the end of the season with an Open House in the Cantwell Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library on Oct. 17. President Randall Swanson shared information about the not-for-profit organization, as well as ...

SLHS hosts Club Fair

SARANAC LAKE  — The Saranac Lake High School Club Fair was held on Sept. 11 in the high school gym. The fair is held to give students the opportunity to see and talk to representatives of the various clubs active at the high school. around 20 clubs that students can participate in.

LeClair Foundation gives first donation

SARANAC LAKE — The Tina LeClair Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit that supports locals who are battling cancer, and donates funds to cancer research, gave out its first check on Wednesday. Kristeen Colby, founder and CEO of the foundation, gave $1,000 to Cristie Heath. Heath was ...

Women’s College Scholarship Club names 2018 winners

SARANAC LAKE — Six Saranac Lake High School graduates are each receiving a $1,000 scholarship from the Women’s College Scholarship Club. The club has also donated $100 to the Saranac Lake Free Library, for a total contribution of $6,100 to further education in the Saranac Lake ...

Paul Smith’s College awarded

PAUL SMITHS — U.S. News and World Report released its 2019 Best Colleges Rankings this month, a list in which Paul Smith’s College earned five different awards in the Regional Colleges North category: No. 6 for “Best Value Schools” No. 14 for “Best Regional Colleges” ...

Girl Scouts host free laundry day

SARANAC LAKE — Patrons at the Warehouse Coinwash and Carwash in Saranac Lake got quite a surprise on Saturday, Sept. 1, as local girl scouts were on hand to provide gifts as youngsters were heading back to school. The idea was to host a free laundry day focusing on back to school clothes ...

The Nature Conservancy names new board members

KEENE VALLEY — The Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy recently announced the appointments of three new board members, all with deep ties to the Adirondacks. Takeyce Walter, of Round Lake, is an artist whose work primarily features the Adirondack and Catskill parks, as well as ...