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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 ...

Frederick Mader, center, receives a U.S. Army Lap Robe from the Mountain Mama Quilters and the Adirondack Leatherneck Detachment of the Marine Corps League. Pictured from left to right with Frederick Mader are: Marcia Gilbert, Donna Sloan, Lisa Tubridy, Adirondack Leathernecks, Diane Reandeau, Diane Loeber and Judy Vaughn.
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Quilters donate Veteran’s Day quilts

TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Lake’s Mountain Mama Quilting Club and the Adirondack Leatherneck Detachment of the Marine Corps League presented all veterans of Tupper Lake’s Mercy Living Center with service-specific quilts during a Veteran’s Day appreciation ceremony Nov. 11. Mercy ...

Lake Placid Middle High School honor roll

12th grade high honors Ashley, Elisabeth Baird, Stuart Barney, Taylor Cassidy, Kamm Cecunjanin, Merita Chris, Ashley Favata, Isaac Hebert, Aimee Kroes, Bjorn Lysek, Nicholas McGrew, Grace McGrew, Henry Mihill, III, David Moore, Sean O'Leary, Victoria ...

From left, Knights of Columbus Council 599 Financial Secretary Greg Peck, Grand Knight Stuart Darrah and Program Chairman Dan McLean are pictured with coats the organization collected for the Coats for Kids Program.
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Knights of Columbus collects Coats for Kids

SARANAC LAKE — The Knights of Columbus Saranac Lake Council 599 recently purchased 48 new winter coats for distribution at local schools. This is the fourth consecutive year the Saranac Lake Council has participated in the Coats for Kids Program. Since the inception of the program in ...

National Grid electrical service employee Jason Bourgeois, rear center, explains his work and the importance of electrical safety to children in St. Bernard’s School’s after school program on “Lights on After School” Day, Oct. 20. Bourgeois’ daughter Ally is a student at the Catholic elementary school in Saranac Lake.
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‘Lights on After School’ at St. Bernard’s

SARANAC LAKE — St. Bernard’s School joined over 1 million people nationwide to celebrate the 17th annual “Lights on After School” Day, Oct. 20. “Lights on After School” recognizes the valuable contribution of programs for youth that take place daily between the hours of ...

High school students and visiting performance poets pose for a group photo at Paul Smith’s College on Oct. 28 during the Adirondack Center for Writing’s annual high school writing retreat
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High schoolers build confidence at writing retreat

PAUL SMITHS — One hundred and ten students from all over the Adirondacks filled the Pine Room at Paul Smith’s College on Oct. 28 for the Adirondack Center for Writing’s annual high school writing retreat. The workshop leaders included performance poets Lauren Whitehead, Jose Olivarez ...

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Long Lake native serves submariners at Guam Navy base

SANTA RITA, Guam — A 1989 Long Lake Central High School graduate and Long Lake native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the staff of Submarine Squadron 15. Lt. Cmdr. James Gallagher is serving aboard Naval Base Guam, supporting sailors who serve aboard forward-deployed submarines. He ...