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Murphy named Rising Star at Wild Center

TUPPER LAKE — At the recent Museum Association of New York (MANY) annual conference in Rochester, Wild Center Group Sales Coordinator, Patrick Murphy, received the Rising Star award for his work engaging the community to bolster economic development. Murphy works tirelessly to ...

Trio to receive Spirit of John Brown Freedom Awards

LAKE PLACID — Environmental advocate Jen Kretser, criminal justice reformer Soffiyah Elijah and poet Martin Espada will receive Spirit of John Brown Freedom Awards at the John Brown Day celebration at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5. The annual event, which is organized by North Country-based human ...

NCCC salutes 70+ community leaders

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College welcomed more than 70 political, business and civic leaders to the college’s Saranac Lake campus on Friday for Community Leaders Day. Part of the college’s 50th anniversary festivities, the event was an opportunity for the college to ...

March births at Adirondack Medical Center

Pickering: A son, Keegan Darwin, born March 2 at 6:18 a.m., weighing 8 pounds, 15 ounces, to Nicole and Kevin Pickering of Conifer Leon: A son, Finnic Kennedy, born March 4 at 12:29 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces, to Lauren and Jason Leon of Lake Placid Joyner: A daughter, Ruth ...

Two NCCC students selected for SUNY Chancellor’s Award

ALBANY — North Country Community College students Chloe Nott and Victoria Smith have been named recipients of the 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Nott, who hails from Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia, and Smith, who is from Massena, traveled to the award ...

Realtors help fund school science program

SARANAC LAKE — The Northern Adirondack Board of Realtors made a donation of $500 to Petrova Elementary School in Saranac Lake for the purchase of new science equipment. A field trip was taken to Adirondack Experience, the museum at Blue Mountain Lake, where kids got to see and use ...

Lake Placid’s class of 2018 valedictorian, salutatorian

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid High School’s Class of 2018 has announced its valedictorian as Graci Daby and salutatorian as Laurel Miller. - Graci Daby, daughter of Tracy and Gena Daby of Lake Placid, has been named valedictorian of the class of 2018. Graci, a member of National Honor ...

Former Saranac Laker named Utica Police Officer of Year

SARANAC LAKE — Utica’s American Legion Post 229 presented one of two Police Officer of the Year awards to a Saranac Laker Thursday.   Investigator Aaron Donaldson is assigned to the Utica Police Department Criminal Investigation Division. A former resident of Saranac Lake, he ...

BluSeed Studios introduces new staff position

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios and Saranac ArtWorks have received a one-year workforce grant from the Regional Economic Development Council and New York State Council of the Arts for an operations director of events and outreach coordinator to help the organizations plan and develop in their ...

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 ...