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Jessica Kemp elected NCCC student trustee

SARANAC LAKE — As the new student representative on the North Country Community College Board of Trustees, Jessica Kemp said she plans to be a strong voice for students. “My goal is to accurately represent the student body,” she said. “I think it’s important to be prepared and not ...

Tupper Triad gives to Mount Arab

TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Lake Triad continues the tradition of supporting mountain restoration efforts with a $1,000 contribution to the Friends of Mount Arab (FOMA). FOMA is a nonprofit volunteer organization formed in September 1997. Working with the state Department of Environmental ...

Merrill L. Thomas adds 4 new real estate agents

LAKE PLACID — Merrill L. Thomas Real Estate recently announced the hiring of four new agents. - Anne Brewer - Brewer is currently the owner and editor of LOCALadk Magazine, focused on sharing inspiring stories of the Adirondacks. This has allowed her to visit and get to know the ...

Adirondack Life wins magazine awards

JAY — Adirondack Life won a total of 12 awards — three gold, four silver and five bronze, plus an Award of Merit — at the International Regional Magazine Association virtual conference, presented Oct. 20-22. The awards, judged by a panel of industry experts from outside IRMA, honored ...

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WESTPORT — The Essex County Arts Council is pleased to announce 2020 grant awards to five artists. The Artist Career Development grant program is designed to support Essex County artists for specific projects or opportunities that will significantly impact or expand their art careers. ...

Giannino begins as general manager of Whiteface Lodge

LAKE PLACID — Joe Giannino has been appointed general manager of the Whiteface Lodge. Among his first leadership projects at the Whiteface Lodge was a food donation effort, organized in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families program, which handed ...

CATs hires Paul Smith’s grad

WESTPORT — Champlain Area Trails welcomes Emily Segada as the organization’s new operations and communications manager. Segada is a recent graduate from Paul Smith’s College, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Conservation and Management and a minor in ...

LPBA chooses leadership

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Business Association reelected Lori Fitzgerald as its president and chose its other officers at its most recent meeting, held Nov. 10 at the Lake Placid Baptist Church. Fitzgerald works as a paralegal at Norfolk Law in Lake Placid. Marc Galvin, co-owner ...

North Country start-ups pitch to Point Positive investors

SARANAC LAKE — Angel investing group Point Positive Inc. held its biannual pitch session on Wednesday, Oct. 28, with two vetted entrepreneurs, KLAW Industries and Just a Moment Music. Point Positive Coordinator Melinda Little, with the assistance of Maura Maguire from the Shipley Center ...

Glens Falls National Bank appoints VanNatten regional market leader

GLENS FALLS — Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company is pleased to announce the appointment of John VanNatten to regional market leader for the Adirondack Region. VanNatten will oversee the Essex and Clinton County market areas for the bank. The position interacts with all lines of ...

BluSeed starts to sprout after quiet spring, summer

SARANAC LAKE — To use its name as a metaphor, BluSeed Studios has largely lain dormant during the COVID-19 pandemic, but now it’s starting to push up a few leaves toward the sun. Pottery classes have now resumed on site, with just four students per class, according to BluSeed founder ...

BikeADK’s virtual events raise over $15k for local organizations

SARANAC LAKE — Bike Adirondacks, a Saranac Lake-based bicycle tourism company, announced this week that the three virtual events it operated this past summer generated more than $15,000 for local nonprofit and charitable organizations. In May, the new ADK Unite event raised more than ...

Elizabethtown Community Hospital adds two board members

ELIZABETHTOWN — The University of Vermont Health Network’s Elizabethtown Community Hospital has announced the election of Terri Morse and Dr. Joseph Bogardus to its Board of Trustees. The new members were formally elected by the UVM Health Network Board in September and will begin their ...

AEDC wins statewide award

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Economic Development Corporation was recognized for “Excellence in Performance” at the annual award ceremony of Empire State Development, a New York state agency. The award acknowledges an organization for its high level of achievement of the state’s ...