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Adirondack Foundation awards nearly $600,000 in grants

LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Foundation this year awarded $590,000 in Generous Acts grants to meet pressing needs and support important initiatives in local communities across the Adirondack region. Grant awards ranged from $1,000 to $20,000. Recipients are broken out and listed according ...

Saranac Lakers to bike 2,000 miles down Colorado River

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake High School alumnnae Katie Trudeau and Jenny Curtis plan to set out in September on a 2,000-mile bike ride. They are part of The Water Cycle, a woman-led bike ride along the Colorado River watershed that aims to collect stories from people who live along the ...

ROOST earns three Tourism Excellence Awards

TROY — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, based in Lake Placid, won three honors during the 2021 New York State Tourism Excellence Awards, recognizing the work the organization accomplished during 2020. Destination marketing organizations, museums, attractions and other ...

Four locals graduate from St. Lawrence U.

CANTON — Four local students were among more than 500 members of St. Lawrence University’s Class of 2021 who took part in the university’s commencement on Sunday, April 18, in Newell Field House. Michael Sean Phelan of Saranac Lake received a Master of Education degree. Alexa L. ...

April births at Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake

Marston: A daughter, Brielle Ann-May, born April 6 at 1:13 p.m., weighing 7 pounds, to Arianna Walton and Keenan Marston of Saranac Lake. Stowe: A daughter, Crislyn Sadie, born April 7 at 7:37 p.m., weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces, to Sara Perry and Christopher Stowe of Lake Placid. Rush: A ...

Heart Network welcomes new stop-smoking coordinator

SARANAC LAKE — Cheick Mariko has joined the Heart Network’s staff, taking the position of project coordinator for the Health Systems for a Tobacco Free New York program. In his new position, Mariko will work with medical and behavioral health organizations in Clinton, Essex, Franklin ...

Tupper Lake Middle-High School Honor Roll, 3rd quarter

TUPPER LAKE — The following students at Tupper Lake Middle-High School achieved Honor Roll status grades for the third quarter of the 2020-21 academic year. They are listed by grade, by level of honor roll and alphabetically. - - GRADE 6 - Highest Honor Roll 95-100 Hunter ...

Former High Peaks Hospice workers reunite for fundraising walk

SARANAC LAKE — Former High Peaks Hospice staff met for a 5-kilometer walk at the Bloomingdale Bog Trail on Saturday in memory of longtime friend and co-worker Barb Touby. In addition to honoring Touby and reconnecting with old friends, the event was part of a fundraiser for High Peaks ...

BHHS Adirondack Premier Properties welcomes Anthony Dawson-Ellis

LAKE PLACID — Margie Philo, broker/owner, and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Adirondack Premier Properties & Adirondack Realty teams have announced the new affiliation of Anthony Dawson-Ellis. Dawson-Ellis’ formative years were spent in Britain, Monaco and along the eastern ...

Whiteface Lodge achieves health security verification

LAKE PLACID — Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid has become Sharecare Health Security Verified with Forbes Travel Guide. The verification helps ensure that appropriate health safety procedures are in place. Forbes Travel Guide’s website (www.forbestravelguide.com/verified) shows the ...

Adirondack Council awards agriculture micro-grants

ELIZABETHTOWN — In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, the Adirondack Council awarded 21 micro-grants totaling $29,601 to local farmers and value-added food producers, in an effort to build a climate-friendly local economy in the Adirondack Park. “The Adirondack Park’s clean ...

State arts grants set for this year

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — The ADK Quad-County Decentralization Grant Program of the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts this week announced the recipients of the 2021 grant awards, with funds made available by the New York State Council on the Arts. ALCA’s program is regranting a total of ...

Adirondack Foundation welcomes new trustees

LAKE PLACID — Regional philanthropy organization Adirondack Foundation welcomes Jim Allison, David Sand and Carolyn Sicher to its Board of Trustees. In addition to new trustees, the foundation also established a Community Council to broaden perspectives and engage people across the ...

Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund opens grant applications

KEENE — The Adirondack Garden Club is accepting applications for the 2021 Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund grants. The fund was established in 2005 to give financial assistance to individuals and nonprofit organizations, including schools, involved in programs whose purpose is to ...

DEC honors 46ers in new round of awards

ALBANY — The Adirondack 46ers were one of six organizations honored by the state department of Environmental Conservation this week as the DEC announced the first recipients of the inaugural Stewardship Appreciation Awards. The new award recognizes outstanding contributions of ...

Saranac Laker puts out book on classroom management

SARANAC LAKE — Justin D. Garwood, who grew up in Saranac Lake and moved back with his family last year, recently saw the publication of a book he wrote about classroom management. “Reclaim Your Challenging Classroom” is intended to guide new and veteran teachers in developing ...

March births at Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake

McKim: A daughter, Wren Ambler, born March 9 at 7:31 a.m., weighing 8 pounds, 12 ounces, to Julie and Scott McKim of Saranac Lake. Poulin: A daughter, Zelie Mae, born March 10 at 9 a.m., weighing 8 pounds, 10 ounces, to Bethebelle and Nicholas Poulin of Newcomb. Parker: A son, Theo Forest, ...

Saranac Lake High School Honor Roll, third quarter

9TH GRADE - Honor Roll (85-89) - Victoria Bice Samra Cirikovic Logan Daunais-Martelle Kellan Duffy Ethan Dukett Allison Farrell Kaedyn Grant Cori Howard Baylor Karger Libbey Menard Kylee Meyer Owen Muncil Markus Navarra Carter Nicastro Jenna ...