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Winter Carnival Shoe Box Floats judged

SARANAC LAKE — Two members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee spent some time at the Village Mercantile Friday to judge the Shoe Box Floats submitted by people of all ages throughout the week. After careful scrutiny and scoring, Beryl Szwed and Martha Watts chose the ...

Scholarship club names Heartfelt Hunt winners

SARANAC LAKE — The Women’s College Scholarship Club of Saranac Lake recently announced the winners of the Heartfelt Hunt. These five area residents were drawn from 20 entries. Each won a $50 gift certificate to a local business. ¯ Liz DeFonce, Belvedere Restaurant ¯ Joy Cranker, ...

Adirondack Council hires governor’s advisor for energy, environment

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Adirondack Council has hired Megan Phillips of Albany to be the environmental advocacy group’s vice president for conservation. Since November 2018, Phillips has been Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s senior policy advisor for energy and the environment, overseeing 12 state ...

ROOST makes changes on board of directors

LAKE PLACID — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism recently announced changes to the board of directors effective Jan. 1. ROOST’s board of directors, responsible for governing the organization, is comprised of 12 individuals, with at least one director from each region ROOST ...

New CEO for Girl Scouts of northeast NY

ALBANY — The Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York has appointed Brenda Episcopo as the organization’s next chief executive officer, effective Feb. 1. “In today’s world, nothing is more important than inspiring girls,” said Episcopo. “It’s hard to be a ...

Saranac Lake Elks give funds to hospital foundation, YoungLife

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Elks Lodge BPOE No. 1508 presented two local organizations with their 2020 Gratitude Grant for their generous work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Elk Darlene Nye presented a $1,250 check to Bob Laba, chief financial officer, and Lisa Keegan, COVID Clinic ...

Scholarship club raises money with doughnuts and coffee

SARANAC LAKE — Jill Zagrobelny, member of the Women’s College Scholarship Club and owner of Early Dawn Confections, will support the club’s fundraising efforts for the month of March. Each week she will offer customers a package of six freshly prepared apple cider crullers paired ...

Howe makes Dean’s List at U. of Hartford

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — The University of Hartford has announced that Karmen Howe of Long Lake was named to its Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester.

Lake Placid’s Winter Carnival is Friday

LAKE PLACID — The 78th Annual Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival will take place on Friday. This year’s theme is “Blast from the Past.” While the school is still maintaining traditions, the Winter Carnival activities have been modified to accommodate the ongoing COVID-19 ...

Eight LPHS seniors named as candidates for Winter Carnival king and queen

LAKE PLACID — Eight seniors at Lake Placid High School have been chosen as king and queen candidates for the school’s 78th annual Winter Carnival on Friday. - Dylan Bashaw - Dylan Bashaw is the daughter of Drew and Tracy Bashaw and lives in Lake Placid with her sister Adriane, ...

New Paltz student wins AdkAction PSA contest

SARANAC LAKE — AdkAction has announced that Emily Kucharczyk of New Paltz High School is the winner of its student COVID-19 Public Service Announcement Contest, earning a $1,000 prize. The contest was open to all middle and high school students in New York and garnered 53 entries. With ...

St. Bernard’s kids donate for Catholic Schools Week

SARANAC LAKE — Catholic Schools Week was Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, and St. Bernard’s School students celebrated by giving to others. Students listened to fifth-grade presentations via classroom videoconferencing to hear about local charities they would support through fun activities such as ...

Local students named to Clarkson University Dean’s List

POTSDAM — The following local students have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester at Clarkson University: ¯ Jacob Perri Adams of Lake Clear, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering ¯ Logan Michael Dominie of Tupper Lake, a sophomore majoring in civil ...

Milne takes over as Carousel director

SARANAC LAKE — After eight years, Jennifer Hunt will leave her position as executive director of the Adirondack Carousel to pursue other opportunities. Her successor is Ashley Milne, a member of the carousel board as well as a councilwoman for the town of Harrietstown. “We wish to ...

Libby Gillis of Tupper Lake earns Girl Scout Gold Award

TUPPER LAKE — Libby Gillis earned the Girl Scouts’ highest level, the Gold Award, in October 2020 for her work to raise awareness about climate change. A Gold Award is equivalent to the Boy Scouts’ Eagle Scout designation. Gillis is a junior at Tupper Lake High School and the ...

Northwood School gets grants to monitor animals

LAKE PLACID — Northwood School has been awarded grants to support the Adirondack Wildlife Inventory and Monitoring Project, a long-term monitoring program focused on collecting wildlife occurrence and climate data in the Adirondack Park. Grants have been received from the Toshiba ...

Engelhart retiring from AARCH

KEESEVILLE — The Board of Directors of Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) has announced that Steven Engelhart will retire on Sept. 1 as the organization’s executive director after serving as its leader for almost 30 years. AARCH’s Board of Directors has formally launched a ...

Paul Smith’s prof takes lead role in US climate change education

PAUL SMITHS — Joseph A. Henderson, Paul Smith’s College Environment and Society faculty member, alongside K.C. Busch of North Carolina State University, secured a $50,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation to advance climate change education research. Together, Busch and Henderson, ...

Good Guy wins wedding award

BLOOMINGDALE — Good Guy Productions, an event company based in Bloomingdale, has won the Wedding Wire and The Knot “Best of Couples’ Choice Award” for the sixth consecutive year. Founded in 2007, Wedding Wire’s portfolio of sites helps couples around the world compare and book ...

College student news

DURHAM, N.H. — Bryce Hartman of Saranac Lake graduated from the University of New Hampshire in December 2020, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. --- SYRACUSE — Brody Hooper of Elizabethtown was named to the Dean’s List after earning a 4.0 GPA at Upstate ...