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Mercy Care honors Volunteer of the Year and others

LAKE PLACID — On Thursday, Sept. 10, Jerry Hayes, Mercy Care’s board president, welcomed Mercy Care friendship volunteers and volunteer parish nurses to its annual “Friendship Picnic” via Zoom. On behalf of Mercy Care’s Board of Directors, Hayes said, “Mercy Care’s Friendship ...

Garso’s sports stats research honored at conference

CANTON — Jacquelyn “Jackie” Garso, a 2020 graduate of St. Lawrence University and a 2016 graduate of Saranac Lake High School, has studied the differences in shot selection between National Women’s Hockey League teams, and this research earned her a second-place finish in the ...

Cline named to region’s United Way board

PLATTSBURGH — United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc. has elected Nicole Cline to serve on its Board of Directors. Cline is a territory manager at Casella Waste Management. She is a member of the United Way of the Adirondacks Campaign Team and Allocation Committee, a member of the ...

Women’s College Scholarship Club announces this year’s SLHS winners

SARANAC LAKE — Six Saranac Lake High School graduates each are receiving a $1,000 scholarship from the Women’s College Scholarship Club, for a total contribution of $6,000 to further education in the Saranac Lake community. The WCSC has been supporting the educational efforts of ...

Artists Guild exhibit reflects on 2020

SARANAC LAKE — Corey Pandolph’s “Matter” is one of eight works in gallery and nearly 40 online featured in “Responding II-2020,” a new art exhibition which opens online Friday on the Adirondack Artists Guild’s website. The cartoonist turned figurative painter grew up in ...

Recent law school grad Badran joins Norfolk Law

LAKE PLACID — Norfolk Law PLLC announced last week that recent law school graduate Ayah Badran has joined the firm. Badran recently received her Juris Doctor degree from Vermont Law School, where she was a student in the accelerated honors program and focused on environmental law. She ...

Lori Fitzgerald joins Norfolk Law support staff

LAKE PLACID — Norfolk Law PLLC last week announced the hiring of Lori Fitzgerald as a paralegal. She will support attorneys Matthew Norfolk, founder of the Lake Placid firm, Jill Beier, and Ayah Badran, who also recently joined the firm and will sit for the bar exam in October. She joins ...

Mushroom chemistry

TUPPER LAKE — Two Clarkson graduates living in Tupper Lake have applied for a patent on their method of extracting melanin from fungi. They are looking to become wholesale providers of the pigment, which is finding increased use in biotechnology. Garrett Kopp owns Birch Boys, a chaga ...

North Country companies make pitches to investors

SARANAC LAKE — On July 31st, Point Positive Inc. held its biannual pitch session with vetted entrepreneurs from the North Country: DMax Plasma, Kilcoyne Farms, and Northern Power and Light. Point Positive is an “angel investment” firm based in Saranac Lake that since 2014 has been ...

Citizen Advocates promotes new HR director

MALONE — The human resources team at Citizen Advocates continues to evolve and improve to best meet the needs of the nonprofit agency’s 750-plus employees. One member of the team, Holly Vassar, is taking on an expanded role as director of human resources. Vassar has spent much of her ...

Saranac Laker to retire from Jefferson CC

WATERTOWN — Vice President for Academic Affairs Thomas J. Finch will retire on Aug. 31, after nine years of dedicated leadership and service to Jefferson Community College. Finch, of Saranac Lake, came to Jefferson with 25 years of experience in higher education, both as an administrator ...

Former Tupper Lake resident publishes 1st book

Author Elizabeth Crounse, more commonly known in the North Country as Beth Hudson, has published her first book, “The View from the Fishbowl,” which illustrates the pace of life in a group home for the disabled. Crounse lived in Tupper Lake for most of her adult life, and worked for ...

Births

--- March 2020 --- Collins: A daughter, Adeline Ann, born March 3 at 11:35 a.m., weighing 7 lbs 11 oz to Elizabeth and Jeremy Collins of Constable. Clark: A daughter, Cora Fiadh, born March 5 at 4:49 p.m., weighing 8 lbs 9 oz to Kristina and William Clark of Lake Clear. Grant: A son, ...

Dean’s lists and honor rolls

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club, founded in 1938, is pleased to announce the 2020 Kiwanis Scholarship recipients for our local school districts. We applaud their accomplishments and wish them continued success in their future endeavors. They are : --- Boquet Valley ...

NorthWind Fine Arts presents exhibit by Susan Whiteman

NorthWind Fine Arts presents Susan Whiteman’s “Evening Hours: Norman Ridge,” a collection of new paintings inspired by the timeless and historic farmland of Norman’s Ridge. The exhibit will be featured Sept. 3-26, during the gallery’s new hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday ...