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Point Positive hears from entrepreneurs at fall pitch event

SARANAC LAKE — Point Positive, an “angel investor” group based in Saranac Lake, meets with vetted entrepreneurs for pitch sessions twice a year. This October, seven member investors and Point Positive Coordinator Melinda Little met at Workshop in Lake Placid to hear from three ...

Adirondack Life wins awards

JAY — In a ceremony recognizing the best work done by U.S. magazine publishers in 2018, Adirondack Life won best Full Issue among regional magazines in the Northeast at the Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards in New York City on Oct. 30. The winning July/August 2018 issue included a ...

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Fall weather is a guessing game

In lieu of the off-and-on frigid temps we typically have in the fall it can be crapshoot as to what you might find, especially in higher elevations. I got to thinking that many cold-weather issues come with unpreparedness and a misinterpretation or misunderstanding of the weather patterns. ...

Ego tripping … and falling

RAY BROOK — “Today is all about ego.” That’s according to a shoeless man at the junction of the Haystack and McKenzie mountain trails. This was a warning, not a celebration of ego. It was mid-day during the third annual 6er Relay, and the man, Mark Boyce, had just descended ...

Apple pickin’ time

The first thing I noticed was the number of cars. The parking lot at Rulfs Orchard, ten times the size it had been when I was a kid, was packed with cars sporting license plates from as far away as Minnesota. Roaming packs of people, with dozens of small children running between them like ...

Bidding farewell on a delightful fall day

SARANAC INN — A bittersweet day but a beautiful one. On Sunday, the Saranac Inn Golf Club put another season in the books by closing the course for winter in its traditional fashion — with the 6-6-6 tournament. The season at the course extends from late spring until the day before ...

2016 Year in Review | VIEW ALL

Into the unknown

2016 was a turning point, but we’re not sure what it’s turning to. This year set us up for the unknown like few others have. No. 1 of our top 10 stories of the year is the manic campaign cycle that climaxed with the election of Donald Trump to the White House. Yes, these top 10 are local ...

Top outdoors stories of the year

The Adirondack Park is unlike any other place on Earth, with people living, working and recreating in the largest preserved area in the eastern U.S. And as such, outdoors news can dominate the headlines. 2016 was a year of changes, some contentious, some not. - APA board members In ...

Highs and lows of North Country sports in 2016

Sports is a big deal in the North Country, and 2016 provided another wealth of memorable and significant events. There were many accomplishments, and a few losses too. January brought significant success to members of the United States bobsled and skeleton team as Jaime Greubel Poser, Steven ...

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Many travels, many stories

BLOOMINGDALE — For years, Judith Coopy chronicled her adventures in journals. She spoke to strangers freely, just like her father had. And when she held her golden fly swatter, an award for winning a story slam at Bitters & Bones, she knew her tale was worth telling and that she had lived ...

Extending books’ lives

SARANAC LAKE — Books up to hundreds of years old are rejuvenated and having their lifespans doubled in the cozy office in Anastasia Osolin’s home. In the outskirts of the desk lamps above her bench, worn books sit in wait for Osolin — a local artist who makes "assemblages" with old ...

40 years on the force

TUPPER LAKE — Last week this village’s police department’s retired chief and current part-time officer, Tom Fee, was given a 40-year service plaque by Mayor Paul Maroun and Chief Eric Proulx, commemorating his four decades of work with the village. Fee, 62, started the job on Feb. 11, ...

A pooch who loves his toys

LAKE PLACID — Caymus loves his toys, he likes holding onto them, and you won’t find him leaving them lying around. He’s a 6-year-old black Lab-pit bull mix. When the dog goes on his walks around the village with his owner, Tim Robinson, he grabs a toy off their apartment porch and ...