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Kretser joins land trust board

KEENE — Heidi Kretser has joined the board of directors of the Adirondack Land Trust, bringing local knowledge and expertise in how social sciences can improve conservation practices. Kretser is a conservation social scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Global Conservation ...

Tupper Lake Plein Air Festival winners announced

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake Plein Air Festival is over, and the winners have been announced. Sunday was the last day to view the locally inspired artwork done by the artists who participated in the Plein Air Festival last week. Most of the artists were able to leave their work with ...

Long Lake Photo Contest winners announced

LONG LAKE — On Tuesday the Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department announced the winners of the Long Lake Photo Contest, held between Aug. 24 and Sept. 30. The contest was open to any style of photograph including landscapes, wildlife, and candids. Pictures were ...

Local students begin at St. Lawrence University

CANTON — St. Lawrence University welcomed five new students from the Tri-Lakes area to the Class of 2024 this fall. ¯ Kai Frantz of Lake Placid ¯ Katherine Harriman of Tupper Lake ¯ Benjamin Munn of Bloomingdale ¯ Elise Pierson of Wilmington ¯ Michael Skutt of Lake ...

Reynolds Group real estate firm welcomes Eaton

LAKE PLACID — Shannon Eaton has joined the real estate team of The Reynolds Group, based in Lake Placid. Eaton has lived in the Adirondacks for over 10 years. It’s here that she and her husband Tyler founded Blue Pepper Farm, a thriving sheep dairy in Jay specializing in sheep milk ...

Saranac Lake Elks present quilters with national grant

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Elks Lodge No. 1508 presented the Mountain Mama Quilters with a $2,500 Freedom Grant award on Sept. 30 for the work the quilters do to deliver service-specific quilts to the veterans at St. Joseph’s veterans residential center in Saranac Lake and Mercy Care ...

ANCA announces 3 new board members

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack North Country Association announced three new board members at its 2020 Annual Meeting, which focused on the importance of centering racial equity in economic development efforts across the region. The new directors are Brittany Davis, executive director ...

Citizen Advocates’ Compliance Team members move into new roles

MALONE — Citizen Advocates on Oct. 1 announced new roles for two members of its Compliance Team. Sara Cook is the new director of incident management, and Emily Derouchie is the director of quality assurance. As their titles suggest, they will have an increased but more specialized ...

Cedar Young is a National Merit Commended Student

SARANAC LAKE — Cedar Young, a senior at Saranac Lake High School, has been named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. That means she placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 ...

Novelist Russell Banks speaks with Northwood students

LAKE PLACID — Russell Banks, the award-winning novelist and short story writer, met virtually with Northwood School students on Monday, Sept. 28. Banks, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, is the author of “Continental Drift,” “The Sweet Hereafter” and “Cloudsplitter,” among other ...

80 years of Women’s College Scholarship Club

SARANAC LAKE — The Women’s College Scholarship Club is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a display in the William G. Distin Memorial Case at the Saranac Lake Free Library. This display was set up just in time for the library to temporarily close, but as of Tuesday, the library has ...

ALCA streams Indian Lake native’s concert, interview Friday

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts online performance series “ALCA-Seltzer Series: Online Relief from the Headaches of Social Distancing” will host its first Autumn Stream, a concert by singer-songwriter Ryan Leddick at 7 p.m. Friday. Links to this livestream ...

Land trust intern makes multimedia map to help connect people with nature

KEENE — A recent graduate of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry has created a new multimedia map describing seven northern New York sites that improve the public’s ability to connect with nature. Jessica Henshaw Grant, the Adirondack Land ...

Nine train to be home health aides

SARANAC LAKE — A class of nine students began the four-week process of becoming New York state certified home health care workers on Sept. 8 at North Country Home Services’ Saranac Lake office. Serving clients across Franklin, Essex, Clinton, Warren and St. Lawrence counties, these ...

Community Bank N.A. celebrates National Good Neighbor Day

PLATTBURGH — For the third consecutive year, Community Bank N.A. celebrated National Good Neighbor Day on Monday, Sept. 28. Branches across the bank’s four-state footprint marked the day by donating a total of $60,000 to nonprofits in the community. To mark Good Neighbor Day 2020, each ...

Search is on to replace regional Girl Scouts CEO

ALBANY — Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York Board of Directors has announced the departure of longtime CEO Mary Buszuwski. Buszuwski will step down from her position at the end of January 2021. The board has partnered with Evergreen Executive Source, a national executive recruiting ...