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NCSPCA holds grand opening By Katherine Clark katherine@denpubs.com

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets ready to compete against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Monday, July 22 in the Hamilton County town of Indian Lake during the Adirondack Challenge. Cuomo’s team won the whitewater rafting race against the mayor’s team on the Indian River. The spectacle was covered by media from across the state, including North Country Public Radio reporter Brian Mann, of Saranac Lake, seen here on shore (far right) holding a digital recorder. Cuomo’s team also won the Adirondack Challenge race on July 21. See related articles on page 9. Photo by Nancy Frasier

Artist exchange program ends with exhibit By Katherine Clark

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SARANAC LAKE Ñ An artistic journey, crossing over the Mexican-American border and nestling into the Adirondack Mountains, will arrive as a new exhibit at BluSeed Studios. The show Ò Paper Migration” brings the viewer from the petrified cliff off the shores of Mazatlan, Mexico to the High Peaks. The show will hold itÕ s opening reception on Friday Aug. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the studio at 24 Cedar Road. The exhibit, a Cross-Border Exploration of art, culture and community, has been an international collaborative exchange between 14 artists from BluSeed Studios and a cooperative of artists in Mazatlan. Artists from Mazatlan, who will be staying in the community for the show as well as conducting classes at BluSeed, will bring their craft to the studio. BluSeed artists will display individual works both in-

spired by their trip and work that shows their individual styles. In May, artists from BluSeed traveled to Mexico and in exchange several artists have come to Saranac Lake. Seven North Country artists participated in the international exchange, including Jen Kretser, John LaFalce, Katherine Levin-Lau, Larry Poole, Peter Seward, Carol Vossler, and Karen Davidson. Mazatlan, Mexico Artists include: Elina Chauvet, Dory Perdomo Median, David Robb, Nan Robb, Glen Rogers, Lucila Santiago, Rafael Avila Tirado, and JosŽ Carlos Flores Zazueta. During their trips, BluSeed Artistic Director, Carol Vossler said the artists learned about the different cultures through art exhibitions, workshops, public lectures and street performance. The artists from both sides of the border lived amongst the local residents working with community organizations and sharing an

aesthetic that diverges from the typical Ò North CountryÓ or Ò Mexican StyleÓ art. Ò One night we took our pulp to the main market place and people there made a community art piece by throwing the different colored pulp at a canvas,Ó said Vossler. Ò We also made our paper on the beaches putting pulp onto our screens. It was really beautiful and felt like a different world surrounded by these magnificent petrified cliffs making paper in the ocean.Ó The exhibit will be an exchange of the professional print making created by the Mazatlan visiting artists hanging alongside the art of the North Country artists with works inspired by their trip. During the May visit to Mexico, the artists participated in paper making and printmaking workshops with Mexican CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ The North Country SPCA held its grand opening Saturday, July 20 and welcomed the public to their new state-of-the-art facility located at 7700 state Route 9N. The opening celebration comes months after the animals at the shelter officially made the move from the former shelter in Westport to the new facility. That move occurred in November. For more than six years, NCSPCA board members and community members worked to raise more than $1 million for the new shelter modeled after the SPCA headquarters in New York City. The new shelter will serve as a model CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

Rainy weather hurting farmers By Kasidi Armstrong denpubs@denpubs.com

LAKE PLACID Ñ The significant amount of rainfall throughout the North Country this spring and early summer has had a negative impact on many of the farmers in the region. The almost constant rain has stunted crops and has already caused a hay shortage. Vermont recently broke the record for the highest rainfall in two consecutive months Ñ May and June Ñ with a total CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

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‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ to debut

SARANAC LAKE Ñ The Pendragon Theatre is proud to announce the opening of A Streetcar Named Desire. Set in New Orleans, the city of saints and sinners, this Tennessee WilliamsÕ classic is an enduring portrait of sex, class and secrets. This 1948 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama was the first Pendragon production and we honor the tenure of outgoing directors Bob Pettee and Susan Neal with its inclusion in our season. The play cemented WilliamÕ s reputation as one of AmericaÕ s best playwrights and Elia Kazan’s 1951 film, starring Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando, is an American classic. From the infamous Ò STELLAÓ to the oft quoted Ò IÕ ve always relied on the kindness of strangers, Ó the ride on this Streetcar is guaranteed to be a steamy and scintillating one! Presenting Beth Glover as Blanche and newcomer Josh Luteran as Stanley and including MacKenzie Barmen, Jordan Hornstein, Harrison Ewing, Chris McGovern, Jason Arnheim, Leslie Dame, Lauren Brennan, Rachel Jerome, Sam Balzac and Peggy Orman. Directed by Karen Lordi-Kirkham. Due to some adult content, we are suggesting this production for those older than the age of 17, though all are welcome. Performances will take place on July 24, 25, 26, 27 at 8 p.m., July 28 at 2 p.m. and Aug. 2, 3, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 at 8 p.m. Pendragon will also be bringing its production of A Streetcar Named Desire to View in Old Forge on Monday, Aug. 5 for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $12 for those 17 years old and younger. Matinee tickets are $12. For $42, you can purchase a Dinner Theatre Package, which includes your show and dinner at Nonna FinaÕ s. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Pendragon Theatre at 518-891-1854, email us at info@pendragontheatre.org, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or at www.PendragonTheatre.org or come to the box office.

Beth Glover as Blanche and newcomer Josh Luteran as Stanley will perform A Streetcar Named Desire at the Pendragon Theatre.  Performances will take place on July 24, 25, 26, 27 @ 8 pm, July 28 @ 2 pm and August 2, 3, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 @ 8 pm

Depot Theatre 35th anniversary Gala announced 2013 Season Continues with Comedy, Musical, and Drama

WESTPORT Ñ The Depot Theatre will celebrate its 35th Anniversary with its annual Gala on Saturday, Aug. 10, beginning at 6:30 Pp.m.

at DaCy Meadow Farm in Westport. Managing Director, Angel Wuellner, said: Ò The Gala is the Depot TheatreÕ s most special night of the year, but this year will be even more magical because we get to celebrate our 35th Anniversary Season as well!Ó Festivities will include farm-to-table dining prepared by Chef Kevin McCarthy, live and silent auctions, entertainment, and dancing. 2013 Gala sponsors include Amazing Grace

BOEING, opening on Friday, July 19. World Premiere Musical, FUNKED UP FAIRY TALES kicks off Depot Gala weekend on Friday, August 9. The 35th Anniversary Season concludes with the bio-drama, LOMBARDI on Friday, Aug. 30. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.depottheatre.org. Single tickets are currently available. For more information about the 35th Anniversary Season and other Depot Theatre events check www.depottheatre.org or call the Depot Theatre Box Office at 518-962-4449.

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Peter Craig hones his passion for chess By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com SARANAC LAKE Ñ Peter Craig can remember playing the game of chess with his father at a young age. Ò I would play a few games with my dad and I would lose, so I would lose interest and walk away,Ó Craig said. Now entering his senior year at Keene Central School, Craig leaves the chess table with something other than frustration. He now leaves with trophies. As well as tying for first place in both the under 1710 section of the New York State Open tournament at Lake George and under 1810 section at Vermont Resort Open, Craig earned more than his share of team points to help his under 1400 rated team Saranac Village Chess Knights team win first place in Parsippany, N.J. in February. Ò It was pretty tough competition,Ó Craig said. Ò The individual events were both five rounds long, and I was able to win four out of five rounds.” His father, David, introduced Peter to the game of chess on a board that he had made in the eighth grade. Ò I had the feeling that he was going to be a bright kind,Ó David said. Ò I wanted to help stimulate his mind with things like chess.Ó

Peter Craig has been playing chess with his father, David, since he was very young. Photo by Keith Lobdell

The father and son duo played many games together at home before hearing about the Chess Knights, a club of enthusiasts who meet on Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Saranac Village at Will Rogers in Saranac Lake. Ò It was this club that got us thinking about tournaments,Ó David said. What it also did was give Peter a chance to meet new players and see new styles, which helped him develop his chess game. Ò I was able to focus more on the game, and I wanted to become a better player,Ó he said. Ò You can take something from a loss. It was good for my play to see how other people would make their plays and then use that to develop my play.Ó Peter said that he enjoys meeting new players in tournaments and through the club, and continues to play with his new friends long after the competitions end. Ò He does a lot of playing online with the people he meets,Ó David said. Ò I think that this has helped him socially with all of

the different people he has been able to meet.Ó Ò The game itself is fun, and it is fun to meet all these people who play,Ó Peter said. Ò I met a particle physicist from New Jersey once.Ó The result? Ò I beat him.Ó Peter said he hopes to continue playing in tournaments and events and working to improve his ranking on a regional and national level. Ò I just want to keep rising, keep my rating going up and become a better player,Ó he said. Ò The game has taught me how to use my time wisely and not to underestimate people. I tend to be an aggressive player and sometimes I will forget that while I am attacking, I have to defend myself as well.Ó For more information on the Saranac Lake Chess Knights, call 891-7117. Admission is free and materials are provided, as well as refreshments.


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Thoughts on Cuomo’s dog-and-pony show

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etÕ s be clear Ñ we are grateful to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for establishing the Adirondack Challenge Festival. Local towns and counties couldnÕ t afford to buy that much publicity for our tourism-dependent region. For a weekend, the Adirondack Park was in New YorkÕ s limelight, and it felt great. It felt even better for the governor, who was able to award himself the Adirondack ChallengeÕ s top prize for winning the whitewater rafting races on Sunday, July 21 on the Indian River. The Senate came in second. The Assembly third. Come on! Did they let him win? Did he have a head start? Were State Police scuba divers holding back the other rafts? We know he had a strong team and a top-notch rafting guide in Bone Bayse of Beaver Brook Outfitters. But still ... the governor wins his own challenge? Sounds fishy. We’ll never know the whole truth (the governor’s office isn’t always forthcoming with such information). On face value, it looked like the Adirondack Challenge was one big dog-and-pony show for the governorÕ s ego. But weÕ re OK with that. Maybe Cuomo deserved the win, maybe he didnÕ t. It doesnÕ t matter. For the amount of positive national exposure Cuomo gave the Adirondack Park, he can have a dozen first-place paddles. And if he ever makes it to the White House, heÕ ll remember the good times he had in the Adirondack Park. Maybe heÕ ll set up a summer White House here like Calvin Coolidge did in 1926 at White Pine Camp in Paul Smiths. That would be great exposure, too. New York governors have come and gone, and most have just ignored the Adirondack Park. Gov. George Pataki was a strong advocate; heck, he even bought property here in Essex. And, like Pataki, Cuomo genuinely likes spending time in the Adirondacks. He vacations here with his family, sneaking away from Albany many times without the expectation of a headline or a photo opportunity. That, in itself, is the best testimonial. Yet Cuomo, with deep roots in New York City politics, brings something else to the table that other Adirondack-loving governors have not Ñ the understanding of how to draw attention to this region Ñ get people involved, especially from the downstate movers and shakers

in business and politics. Throw them in a whitewater raft knowing theyÕ ll enjoy the natural beauty, camaraderie of a paddling team, the spirit of competitiveness and fun, and give them a cold Adirondack beer at the end of the day. Show them a good time, and make some memories. ThatÕ s what people will remember the most when it comes time to make decisions about this special place in northern New York. And itÕ s those memories that will generate positive word-of-mouth advertising and lead to an increase in tourism. We only hoped the governor would let New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg win the second Adirondack Challenge whitewater rafting race down the Indian River on Monday, July 22. This way, he would have bragged about it for years, adding even more word-of-mouth value to the experience. Instead, the governorÕ s competitiveness overpowered his political savvy. Everyone has their weakness. Cuomo just had to win the second race, too. The rumblings of criticism about the thousands of people who didnÕ t show up to the Adirondack Challenge Festival in Indian Lake this past weekend are unfair, especially since there was a good crowd of locals and tourists in town. Expectations may have been too high. We think some people lost sight of the real purpose of the Adirondack Challenge. It wasnÕ t to attract tourists for one weekend; it was to attract tourists for many weekends in the future. Thanks to the free publicity and the I Love NY advertising campaign for the Adirondack Region, we hope to see thousands more tourists from New York City, Long Island and Westchester County visit these mountains in the months and years ahead, instead of heading to Vermont, New Hampshire or Maine for their vacations. All in all, the governorÕ s publicity stunt was well worth the time and money, and we thank him for all the attention. We must also thank the dozens of volunteers and organizers who hosted the town-wide festival in Indian Lake for their time, hard work and hospitality. They were somewhat overshadowed by the governor, but they played one of the most important roles over the weekend. They showed the visitors a good time, as they always do, with a smile and a Ò Come back again soon.Ó Ñ

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ow significant to our high risk of dying by gun viocountry is the outcome lence. The problem is the nevof the Zimmerman trial? er-ending violence that young At a point in time when we black males inflict against each would like to think that the naother daily across America. tion has long since put racial Black America is murdering differences behind us, this case itself over drug turf, bruised and those who feel justice was egos, minor altercations and not served are causing us to do petty insults, but the violence some head scratching and soul also affects white Americans, searching. especially when they find Dan Alexander African Americans have themselves caught in the crossThoughts from made great strides is our socifire. Behind the Pressline ety. One has even reached the So is this a black problem, highest pinnacle of our nation a white problem or a national serving as our President, yet it would seem problem? I think the president was wrong to many still do not feel they are treated equally inject himself, his perspective and the federal in our society, especially in the judicial and government into the case, unless he intends law enforcement systems in our nation. to do more than commentary. I think the This trail was not supposed to be about mainstream media has incorrectly energized race, but from the president, the media and the emotions of those who feel justice was not many others it seems hard to see how itÕ s served, strictly for ratings. I also find fault been about anything but race. How can we with those same parties for not addressing remove race from this and other watershed the violence in the black community. Where moments that appear as flashpoints? is the outrage over black-on-black violence, LetÕ s look at this situation from several and why has our national media and leaders viewpoints and see if changing the facts from both parties largely ignored it? would change your thoughts on the outcome. By all the legal authorities that I have read 1. Zimmerman shoots and kills Martin but and listened to, justice was served in this Zimmerman has no bloodied skull or broken case. The prosecution was unable to prove nose? beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmer2. Martin shoots and kills Zimmerman and man murdered Martin. The death of Martin, Zimmerman has a bloodied skull and broken while tragic, was not a miscarriage of justice. nose? Americans of all skin color and race must 3. Martin shoots and kills Zimmerman and come to terms with all forms of violence, not Martin has a broken nose and bloodied skull? just those in the high-profile cases the media 4. Martin shoots and kills Zimmerman and chooses to spotlight. Martin has a broken nose and bloodied skull As a nation, we canÕ t glorify crime, gang but Zimmerman was a woman? activity, guns, gangster rap music, and in I think no matter how you change the facts general the black iconic image on one hand in the examples above the African American then lament the results this creates. Young community that is outraged over the case black men must recognize they will not believes Zimmerman would have been ac- change how they are perceived until they quitted regardless of how those facts were alchange how they behave. The path to racial tered. The sense I get from the recent, mostly equality in America lies within our grasp, peaceful, demonstrations are that many in but it must become a national priority. Our the African American community feel justigovernment must also recognize its role in fied over the emotional response to the Zimchanging the policies that have not provided merman acquittal, but is it overshadowing a solutions but instead further stereotyping, much deeper problem? prejudice, and discrimination among the less The statistics of the high homicide rates in fortunate urban population. black communities are well publicized, and Dan Alexander publisher and CEO of Denton it’s well known that black males, specifically Publications. He may be reached at dan@denyoung black males in urban settings, are at a pubs.com.

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Gruesome Playground Injuries, a new play by the critically acclaimed young writer, Rajiv Joseph, will be showing July 25, 26, 27, 28 and Aug 1, 2, 3, 4 at the Recovery Lounge on Route 9N on the Ausable River in Upper Jay. The play is an emotional roller coaster that begins when Doug and Kayleen meet, wounded, at age 8 in a parochial school infirmary. Through a series of non-linear vignettes that bounce over 3 decades, this unconventional story illustrates how complicated, jagged, and sublime the curse of love can be. With local actors Olivia Zeis and Martin Deslauriers, this production, staged by Recovery Lounge Artistic Director Scott Renderer, will leave you smarting from its sharp humor and even sharper insights. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 or $10 for students. Reservations are required. For more information, call 946-8315 or to see a video preview of the play, featuring an original score by Chris Kowanko, at the Upper Jay Art Center Channel or http://tinyurl.com/UJAC-VideoChannel.


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Kids need to be allowed to fail sometimes

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any things about being a kid today have changed since I was a kid. Parents and teachers no longer employ physical punishments such as hitting with a hand, ruler or object like a belt. So too is gone ear twisting, hair pulling or the other many expressions of physical punishment that were meted out years ago. When I was a kid, we didnÕ t sit at the table and participate with adults in conversation the way kids do now and many things were held back from us then as certain topics were taboo. These changes, for the most part are probably positive, one change that is not so positive is the enormous pressure kids are under to be successful at everything every time. Growing up there were guys that could take apart anything mechanical and fix it and got positive feedback for what were legitimate skills. Others were already working jobs on farms or in stores and were known as hard workers. Some were good athletes which put a spotlight on them and others were good students and were prized for those skills. There were very few or more likely none, who were outstanding at everything they attempted. IÕ m not sure that was even an expectation in my younger years. Now, every student or young person must do well at almost everything. There are many well-known examples of people who were failures early on but who later enjoyed outstanding success in their lives. Michael Jordon wasnÕ t always the greatest basketball player in the world; Abraham Lincoln lost so many elections that he wasnÕ t even able to be elected dog catcher in his home town and the musical genius Mozart was not seen as any kind of genius initially. In her book The New Psychology of Success, Professor Carol Dweck explains that Ò failure is an important part of learning.Ó Dweck found that there are two possible outcomes from failure, one is that children can become so affected that they become afraid to make further attempts fearing failure or they can realize that failure is part of learning and that these experiences are very valuable. Dweck found that adults around children can heavily affect how they handle success or failure. For example, Dweck warned that parents who frequently tell their kids how smart they are may foster a “fixed mindset and it can backfire.” Children become strongly invested in intelligence as part of their core identity and when they fail they can become very insecure about their abilities. Ò The self-esteem movement almost brained-washed everyone into believing that we can hand our children self-esteem on a platter by telling them theyÕ re great, theyÕ re smart, theyÕ re talented and gifted. It just doesnÕ t work that way. Actually, those statements often make children more fragile.Ó Rather parents should praise children for problem solving skills for the way they approach a difficulty in their lives. Children need praise for effort and the willingness to persist in the face of difficult challenges. Praise for these behaviors can result

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in a “growth mindset, not a fixed mindset.Ó A child who persists with a tough task even if they are failing in the moment can build self-esteem on their own while theyÕ re learning new ways of thinking. Dweck suggests that, Ò process praiseÓ of children between the ages of 1 and three can predict their mindset and desire for challenge five years later. Dweck also encouraged parents that Ò this kind of mindset can be By Scot Hurlburt encouraged at any age.Ó A fixed mindset undoubtedly limits intellectual growth because the fear of failure embedded in this mindset will discourage intellectual risk taking. Heaps of unearned probably won’t make you a resilient and confident person. For hovering parents, this might be especially good research to consult. Encouraging children to begin to think about the processes associated with problem-solving seems like good, common sense. Talking to children about keeping their fears about failure in check by understanding that they are growing and developing every day and will experience many failures and successes along the way also seems like good common sense. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at hurlburt@wildblue.net

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Labor Day celebration set To the Valley News: The Catholic Community of Holy Name and St. MatthewÕ s, Au Sable Forks announces its annual celebration of Labor Day for Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. A major part of this celebration and an Au Sable Valley tradition is the Labor Day Parade with this yearÕ s theme: Ò Adirondack LuauÓ (theme optional). Once again the parade will line up at 9:30 a.m. on Palmer Street and begin at 10:00 a.m. moving down Main Street to the reviewing stand near the Holy Name Church where the parade will conclude. We are seeking organizations, groups and individuals to march in this year’s parade. If you have a float, antique or classic

automobile, or other interesting item that you would like to display in the parade, we invite you to contact Mr. Norman Hatch who will be setting the line-up for the parade. You will need to contact him before August 20th so that he can establish the lineup list that is used to announce the participants in the parade from the reviewing stand. Last minute arrivals without reservations will be placed at the end of the parade. Please contact Mr. Norman Hatch, at P. O. Box 31, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912. Phone: 518-647-5783. I pray that you have an enjoyable summer season and may God continue to bless you and your family with His peace and joy each day. Rev. Kris C. Lauzon Au Sable Forks

Stand your ground? To the Valley News: Why didnÕ t Ò Stand your groundÓ apply to Trayvon Martin? Trayvon was a 17-year-old teenager, not an adult. Trayvon was unarmed, he was terrified with only his fists to protect him. Zimmerman did not fear for his life, he had a gun. Because of ZimmermanÕ s anger over past circumstances he shot and killed an unarmed teenager. Zimmerman, the aggressor, acting as a vigilanty. He was not a law officer. If the jury had not had their hands tied with only the facts they were allowed to use, Zimmerman would have been given a different verdict. He would be serving time for first degree murder! Trayvon was trying to get home. Trayvon was unnarmed, he was terrified. Trayvon was fighting for his life, he was “Standing His Ground!Ó Rhea Belden Ticonderoga

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OBITUARIES CHARLES H. LEWIS JUL 19, 1927 - JUL 21, 2013 Charles H. Lewis of Naples, was a panel member of the Florida and Essex, New Citizens' Foster Care Review York, passed away on SunBoard of Collier County day July 21, 2013 at CVPH Florida. He was a communiMedical Center. He was cant of the Naples United born on July 19, Church of Christ 1927 at Port Henand for sevenry, New York, teen years reguthe son of Clyde larly attended H. and Marion the Essex Com(Spaulding) munity Church Lewis. He atin Essex, NY tended public during the sumschools at mer months. He Mineville and was an avid Plattsburgh, carver of song New York and birds in both after serving as a Naples and in Sergeant in the 20th Air Essex. Judge Lewis was preForce in the Pacific Theater deceased by his parents, his graduated from Union Colsister Joyce Lewis Carlson of lege in 1950 and Albany Law Williston, VT. in 2012, and School in 1956. He practiced by his first wife Margaret law in Plattsburgh as an asMcDowell Lewis in 1983. sociate with the FitzPatrick Survivors include his wife law firm and as a partner Renee Rosch Lewis ,whom with B. Loyal O'Connell, and he married in 1996, daughter later as senior partner with Susan Serfis and her husband the firm of Lewis, Bell and Alan Januszweski, of PlattsNiles in Plattsburgh until burgh, daughter Ann M. elected as Clinton County Lewis and son- in- law Paul Surrogate and County Judge Modrell of Raleigh, NC, son serving in that capacity until Michael and daughter- inhis retirement in 1997. He law Judith of Arlington, VA, served as an Assistant Attorand son Charles and his wife ney General of the State of Kelly of Greensboro, NC. New York from 1960 until Additionally, he is survived 1973. After his retirement he by granddaughters Keri and was appointed as a Judicial Jessica Serfis, Brianna Lewis, Hearing Officer and worked Katie Lewis, and grandsons in that capacity in several upColin and Liam Lewis. He is state New York courts. also survived by four step Judge Lewis was active in children: Susan Rosch, many civic activities includJoseph Rosch and spouse ing the Plattsburgh Rotary Holland Cotter, Brucie Club serving as its president Rosch, and Ted Rosch and and named as a Paul Harris his wife Christine. A MemoFellow He served as Director rial Service will be held at the and Treasurer of the CVPH Essex Community Church, Medical Center, Secretary Essex, NY on Saturday July and Director of the Samuel F. 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Vilas Home, Director of LitMemorials may be made in eracy Volunteers and as an his name to the Essex, ComElder of the Peru Communimunity Church, Main St., Esty Church. He was a proud sex, NY, The FitzPatrick Canrecipient of the Irishman of cer Center, Plattsburgh, NY the Year award. While residor to the Charles H. Lewis ing in Florida, he was certiand Renee A. Rosch Lewis fied by the Supreme Court of Endowment Fund at AdironFlorida as a mediator. Judge dack Community Fund, 2284 Lewis was active in the Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, North Naples Rotary Club, NY 12946. The endowment Habitat for Humanity, as a fund established many years boat captain for the Conserago benefits charities in the vancy of Southwest Florida, Adirondack Region. Aras a Guardian Advocate in rangements have been enthe David Lawrence Center trusted to Brown Funeral and as an Ambassador for Home, 29 Broad Street, the Guadalupe Center for Plattsburgh, NY 12901 Children in Immokalee, (518)561-3980. Online condoFlorida. He was a student lence and memorial candles and an officer of the Alliance may be offered at www.brow Francaise of Bonita Springs, nfuneralhomeinc.com Florida. Additionally, he FRANK A. SCHMITT JR. APR 13, 1931 - JUL 14, 2013 On the evening of July 14 Frank was also passionate 2013, Frank A. Schmitt Jr. about his vegetable garden passed away peacefully at which he tended to every the Hospice of Orange and day during the summer. He Sullivan Counties in the was a lifetime runner, and Town of Newwas a familiar burgh, NY. He sight on the was 82 years of streets of Essex. age. He was afHe was an avid fectionately sports fan; atknown as the tended track "Running Man"" meets at MadiFrank A. Schmitt son Square GarJr. was born in den with his Westchester brother and was Square Hospital a devoted Yanin Pelham Bay kee's baseball fan on April 13, 1931 and followed all to Mr. and Mrs. Frank and other sporting competitions. Luella Schmitt. Frank was a He was also a cat lover and lifetime resident of the when his nieces and nephew Bronx's and spent summers were young he bought the at his home on Lake Chamfamily a Persian Red Tabby plain in Essex, NY. Kitten that lived for 19yrs. Frank was a graduate of DeFrank was well known and Witt Clinton High School, liked. He lived his live modBronx, NY after graduation estly but lived as he chose, he he attended New York Uniwas happy with his life. He versity and received a Bachewas always friendly to other lors degree and later a Maspeople, he was not judgmenter Degree in Economics and tal, and was generous in sprit Financing. Upon graduation and respectful of other peohe was employed by IBM ple. World Trade organization as Frank leaves behind his a Budget Analyst. He retired brother Wallace Schmitt, sisfrom IBM in 1996 and spent ter in-law, Joan Schmitt, two his remaining years between nieces, Wendy Schmitt, Suthe Bronx and Essex on Lake san Barber and husband Champlain. Philip Barber, one nephew, Frank enjoyed life on Lake James Schmitt and wife, KelChamplain, he and his brothly Schmitt, great nieces, er; Wally would often spend nephews, cousins and time fishing in the lake. friends. 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A new favorite, the supervisor’s milking contest, will be part of the opening ceremonies at the 165th Essex County Fair Wednesday, July 31.

Essex County to celebrate 165 years of the fair By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com WESTPORT Ñ It is one of the oldest continuously-running agricultural and county fairs in the country. The Essex County Fair will celebrate its 165th birthday starting Wednesday, July 31. The fair, held annually at the county fairgrounds in Westport every year since the Civil War, will open on July 31 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 4, featuring a brand new midway and several new activities and shows for all ages. The fair has hired East Coast Midways out of Clinton, ME, to serve as the rides provider this year. Rides will be open every day of the fair starting at noon, with the exception of opening day when they will open once ride inspection has been completed. Ò We are excited to have this group come in and we plan on having a midway that is bigger and better,Ó fair board secretary Bertha Rand said. Ò Along with rides, they will be bringing games and vendors.Ó Returning this year will be hypnotist Michael Blaine, who will be performing at 3 and 7 p.m. on July 31. “We were the first fair that he ever performed at,” Rand said. “He has just grown from there and now he is known across the United States. Even though he has a very tight schedule, he agreed to return to do these shows on Wednesday.Ó On Thursday, Aug. 1, the first ever Essex County Fair Beauty Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Organized by Angel Face Pageants, the event is for boys and girls in several age divisions. To learn more, visit Angelfacepageants.com. Other new events include the Haulin’ Junk figure 8 competition Aug. 2 and the Chris Higbee Band Sunday, Aug. 4. Ò He is one of these guys who comes down into the audience and gets involved with them,Ó Rand said. Ò He plays a kind of country music that we thought people would like and that is what attracted us to him.Ó There will be a daily bicycle drawing at 5:30 p.m. throughout the fair for a pair of bikes each day, along with the drawing for the fair’s $5,000 raffle prize on Sunday, Aug. 4, at 4 p.m. There are also several new ground shows at the fair, including Animal Tales and the Barnyard Cackle review. The fair will host its opening ceremonies July 31 at the new cattle show ring, where the fair will honor Kathy Peck with this year’s dedication. There will be the official ribbon cutting to open the fair, along with the second year of the milking contest between members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors, which has already been a topic of conversation at the Elizabethtown meetings. Ò A year ago I was really embarrassed,Ó Westport Supervisor and fair board member Dan Connell said at last monthÕ s DPW Committee meeting. Ò Mr. Marnell beat me in the milking contest and I really want to challenge him because I would like my title back. I held that for 10 years.Ó Ò I will accept that challenge, but I want one thing clear that DanÕ s up here in farm country and I donÕ t want him soliciting these barns and checking these (cows) out,Ó Marnell replied. For more information on the 165th Essex County Fair, visit the website essexcountyfair.org.

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Gibson Brothers mandolin player Jesse Brock, left, shakes hands with the James King Band’s mandolin player David Watson Jr. backstage at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival on July 19.

James King, center, performs on the main stage July 19 at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival with banjo player Barry Crabtree and mandolin player David Watson Jr. Photos by Andy Flynn

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been about a year, a year and a half since we did it in the studio.Ó Adjusting to life on the road with Eric and Leigh Gibson has been a natural process for Brock, who spent his childhood touring with his own musical family. Ò I already feel like a brother. I feel like a Gibson,Ó Brock said. Ò IÕ ve known the guys since the Õ 90s when they were in the infant stage of their career, and itÕ s great to see them blossom into such a wonderful group with great business minds. TheyÕ ve, along the way, acquired the know-how to stay in business, and IÕ m glad to be a part of it and be part of the team.Ó Since late June, the Gibson Brothers and the James King Band both acquired new mandolin players. Brock, who signed on June 19, met David Watson Jr. of the James King Band informally for the first time backstage between the bandsÕ sets. Watson, playing his eighth show with King in a few weeks, was so fresh that Chance Leadbetter was still listed as mandolin player on the James King BandÕ s website during Grey Fox. Watson is a 20-year-old from West Union, W. Va., and his introduction to bluegrass began at the age of 9, while he was playing the electric guitar. Ò My grandma told me about this jam session going on, but she said I had to bring my acoustic guitar,Ó Watson said in the Grey Fox hospitality tent. Ò And I wondered, Ô What the heck? Why?Õ So I did, and it turned out to be bluegrass. So that’s the first time I played bluegrass, and I’ve

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andy@denpubs.com OAK HILL Ñ Was it coincidence or fate that brought James King and the Gibson Brothers together July 19 at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, sharing a stage and possibly a recording this coming winter? These back-to-back International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Emerging Artists of the Year Ñ the James King Band in 1997 and the Gibson Brothers in 1998 Ñ presented an evening workshop, Ò Our Favorite Songs,Ó under the Creekside Stage tent after their afternoon sets on the High Meadow Stage. It was classic North meets South, with the Gibson Brothers hailing from New York and James King from Virginia. Ò I want to hear some of that wonderful brother harmony,Ó King said on stage, standing with his guitar between Eric and Leigh Gibson. Ò Basically what youÕ re witnessing tonight for the first time, and I hope not the last time, you’re witnessing a Gibson Brothers-James King sandwich.Ó In all, King and the Gibson Brothers band Ð Eric and Leigh, Mike Barber on bass, Clayton Campbell on fiddle, and Jesse Brock on mandolin Ð played 10 of their favorite songs: Ò Why DonÕ t You Tell Me So,Ó Ò I Just Think IÕ ll Go

Away,Ó Ò Dig a Hole in the Meadow,Ó Ò Crazy Heart,Ó Ò More and More,Ó Ò In the Shadows of My Mind,Ó Ò LoveÕ s Gonna Live Here Again,Ó Ò Ring the Bell,Ó Ò How Mountain Girls Can Love,Ó and Ñ for the encore Ñ Ò Think of What YouÕ ve Done.Ó Ò IÕ ve never done that song before,Ó King said after playing Ò Dig a Hole in the Meadow.Ó Ò IÕ m learning all kinds of new things ... AinÕ t it fun to pick with somebody you never picked with before?Ó This may have been their first time on stage together, but it may not be the last. Ò I suggest that me and the Gibson Brothers go in the studio and record a song this winter,Ó King said. Ò It would be fun.Ó It may also be fun for their fans, of which they have many. And their awards are piling up, too. James King is the 2013 Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Male Vocalist of the Year (traditional), and the Gibson Brothers are the 2012 IBMA Entertainers of the Year. In another twist of fate, the mandolin player who was performing with King on the Creekside Stage Ñ Jesse Brock Ñ also played on the James King BandÕ s upcoming Rounder release Ñ Ò Three Chords and the Truth.Ó Ò Ken Irwin of Rounder Records gave me a call and said they were putting this project together and asked if I was interested in being a part of it,Ó Brock said after the Ò Favorite SongsÓ performance. Ò I said, Ô Sure.Õ That was a no-brainer for me. I love JamesÕ s music, and itÕ s

Little. Pat Tivnan, NCSPCA board member, said volunteers worked around the clock in the final days leading up to the opening to cut timber for the fencing surrounding the parking lot. Ò We are so grateful for all the help everyone has given us,Ó Tivnan said. A play yard and training area was also constructed in the days prior to the opening day celebrations. Margie Reuther, NCSPCA board member, said it was a very emotional experience for her and her family as the new facility named for her mother, Frances Miller Shelter, was opened for the community and animals to enjoy. Ò This is an incredible day for us all and also a great day for the community, this is just as much your shelter as itÕ s any ones,Ó said Executive Director of the NCSPCA Jessica Hartley. Little said the facility is a shining example for other community shelters. Ò People who are going to build a shelter will be looking because this is a prime example of how to do something and do it well and do it right,Ó Little said. The 3,200-square-foot building was designed by ARQ Architects, who were in charge of the renovation of the SPCA headquarters in New York City. The New York City shelter is being used as a national model for its ventilation, lighting, for being nearly sound proof, its energy efficiency and for providing a stress-free environment for animals. The shelter also features a sophisticated ventilation system, which keeps it at a comfortable temperature and prevents illnesses like parvo, a highly contagious virus for dogs, from spreading from one animal to another. Ò Something like this doesnÕ t happen easily but it sure is worth

the effort and they say good things take time and take energy and take a lot of wonderful generous people to make it possible,Ó Little said. Ò Many, many animals are going to be here and hopefully not for long and they all thank you for what a difference and such a place for them to be in until they go to a good home.Ó Little said the new shelter is a much more pleasant and comfortable facility to visit when people are considering adopting an animal. Prospective adoptive parents can see that animals are in better shape and a better mood because of the environment in which they live. Ò I think the adoptions will probably take place a lot faster than they have in the past,Ó Little said. Ò Thank you to everyone. IÕ m just honored to be here and proud to represent all of you and those who did participate. This is a prime example of something else the North Country can do better than anyone else.Ó For more information about the shelter or to find out how to adopt an animal call 873-5000.

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been doing it ever since.Ó A few years later, Watson began playing mandolin, filling in for several bands and had been touring with a country band the past year before James King hired him. Ò I emailed him and sent him some recordings I had,Ó Watson said. Ò He liked what he heard, I guess, and he had me down to his house to meet him. He decided to hire me on board.Ó Being the youngest and newest member of the band, adjustments have to be made, and thereÕ s always something to learn. Ò I guess the biggest thing IÕ m learning right now is how to travel and work the maps and drive all night,Ó Watson said. Ò We got here just a few hours before we played with no sleep, and weÕ re not going to be sleeping this night, either, except a little bit on the van, I guess.Ó As for learning the music, Watson spent some quality time with KingÕ s many recordings. “I had about five days to learn 30 songs, so I spent a lot of hours memorizing the choruses and getting the harmony down,Ó Watson said. Ò But it just takes a lot of practice playing along with CDs and the metronome.Ó On July 20, the James King Band flew out to the West Coast for a 10-day tour of northern California and Washington state. On the same day, the Gibson Brothers flew out to Ohio for a performance. Once the festival season is behind them, perhaps theyÕ ll meet in the studio for that recording King suggested.

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Exhibit of tapestries to open SARANAC LAKE Ñ Ò Local + Color,Ó an exhibit of new tapestries by Donna Foley, will open at the Adirondack Artists Guild on Friday, Aug. 2, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. The show will run until Sept. 2. Foley writes, Ò Two key elements in my work as a tapestry weaver have been the lustrous wool I get from my sheep and the natural dyes I use for the coloring of this wool. Natural dyes or vegetal dyes are the colorants that have been used for thousands of years. It has only been in the last 130 years or so that synthetic dyes made in laboratories from coal tar and other petroleum products have come to the scene. Previous to this, plants, and in some cases insects or mollusks, have been the principal sourceof dyes. In this new exhibit of work, I have revisited my love of collecting local plants from woods, fields and bogs and combined their soft muted colors with the traditional bright colors from such natural dyes as indigo, madder root and cochineal.Ó The Adirondack Artists Guild is a cooperative retail artgallery representing a diverse group of regional artists residing and working in the Tri-Lakes area of the Adirondack Park. The gallery is located at 52 Main St., Saranac Lake, 891-2615. Summer gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 until 5; Thursday from 10 until 7; and Sunday from 11 until 3. The Guild is on the web at www.adirondackartistsguild, and on Facebook at Adirondack Artists Guild. Pictured at right: a finished tapestry with tags indicating the dyes used. Photo by Donna Foley

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Adirondack Challenge Fest hits region Cuomo launches By Bill Quinlivan new ad campaign newsenterprise@denpubs.com

INDIAN LAKE Ñ Gov. Andrew CuomoÕ s extended weekend in northern Hamilton County for the first-ever Adirondack Challenge Festival was fruitful for him and for the region. The governorÕ s team took away the two top whitewater rafting prizes Sunday and Monday, July 21 and 22, and the stateÕ s media was focused on the Adirondack Park the entire time, something Cuomo intended as a boost to local tourism. The governor was accompanied by a large contingent of politicians (state, county and local), executive aides, rafting professionals and press, all supported by a cadre of volunteers from Indian Lake. This all started with a mention by Cuomo in JanuaryÕ s State of the State address. As many had hoped, Indian Lake became the selected venue, being billed as the stateÕ s Ò Whitewater Capital.Ó For several weeks, the town of Indian Lake pulled together all its government and community resources in preparation for the event. This effort was driven by a number of motives, not the least of which was community pride and a desire to showcase the town to the visiting dignitaries, press and public in the best possible light, while enjoying the fruits of the eventÕ s ability to increase recognition and tourism within the town. A few saw the event as the Ò magic bulletÓ that would go a long way to solving many of the townÕ s perceived shortcomings, but most were more realistic and longer-term in their thinking. During his address at the July 21 award ceremony held at the Gore Mountain ski center in North Creek after the river run, Cuomo defined his objective. Ò I want to get the word out about the Adirondacks,Ó Cuomo said. Ò People just donÕ t know what we haveÉ all we have to do is show them … you can’t find this any where else on the globe.” And, the governor put his back into accomplishing this objective. The �� raceÓ ran a mere 3-mile section of the Indian River and was not expected to take much more than 25 minutes. All along the route, cameras were flashing and videos were recording the beauty of the scenery and the fun being had by all participants along the way. Footage of the area surrounding Indian Lake was taken from the air. It was a well-oiled publicity machine being focused on the whitewater and paddling opportunities that exist in this beautiful and pristine part of the Adirondack Region of New York state.

On Monday morning, CBS Morning News was giving the event, the Adirondacks and the governor national broadcast coverage that included a mention of the town of Indian Lake. State Sen. Betty Little was very pleased with CuomoÕ s efforts. “I will be the first to admit that when I first heard of the idea, I thought that the governor was joking, but it was no joke,Ó Little said. Ò The governor follows through on what he says he will do.Ó Little went on to describe the governor as the No. 1 fan of the Adirondacks. Ò He understands the need for help to turn the Adirondacks around,Ó Little said. Ò What do you think this level of publicity would cost? It just does not get any better than this.Ó Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Farber showed the governor around Indian Lake over the weekend, accompanying him to the Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department barbecue on Saturday, July 20. During the award ceremony at Gore on July 21, Farber called for more Adirondack Challenges in the future with activities such as mountain biking and fishing. “We need to find more opportunities to link our counties together,Ó Farber said. Regarding a spirit of cooperation that leads to the success of the region and all its parts, Farber noted that the Adirondack Challenge was held in three counties: rafts launched in Indian Lake in Hamilton County, the rafts pulled out of the Indian River in Minerva in Essex County, and the award ceremonies in North Creek in Warren County. During his closing remarks July 21, Cuomo also touched on a theme of cooperation and pulling together when discussing the well-known economic needs of the counties and small towns of the Adirondack region. Ó For good times or bad times, nobody comes together like the people in this state,Ó Cuomo said. Like the dam opening on Abanakee Lake, the Adirondack Challenge was seen by many as providing a Ò bubbleÓ of sorts. In all likelihood, this event, if joined with other similar efforts on the part of state and county governments, will increase tourism and possibly have an effect on improving the economy and adding jobs in the long term. It is certainly true that efforts at levels above the individual towns may provide the bubble of water to float upon, but the real Adirondack challenge is up to communities and groups of communities to learn how best to take advantage of the bubble by cooperating and pulling together in guiding the boat that is the Adirondacks.

By Shawn Ryan

shawn@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ Coinciding with the inaugural “Adirondack Challenge,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office has launched a new television advertisement prominently featuring the Adirondack region as a destination for outdoor tourist activities. The ad is part of a $60 million campaign launched in May, aimed at growing New York state industry, creating jobs and attracting tourists to the state. Ò With more than 2,000 miles of hiking trails, 3,000 lakes and ponds and stunning natural wonders, the Adirondacks and North Country make for the perfect summer escape,Ó Cuomo said in a press release. The ad features Adirondack guides from different disciplines singing the praises of the Adirondacks while participating in the activities they love. The ad opens with shots of whitewater rafters and hikers, along with a view of a picturesque Adirondack lake, while an announcer declares: Ò This summer, New YorkÕ s Adirondacks and North Country are back and open for business.Ó The initiative is aimed at helping the region continue to recover from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee two years ago. Ò I think itÕ s a tremendous initiative,Ó said Greg Borzilleri, owner of Mirror Lake Boat Rentals in Lake Placid. A clip of Borzilleri paddling a stand-up-paddleboard on Mirror Lake appears in the ad. Ò To native New Yorkers, my message is simple: Ô thereÕ s no reason to leave the state this summerÕ and to everyone else looking for the perfect summer getaway, I say, Ô come experience the Adirondacks and North Country,Õ Ó Cuomo continued in the release. Ò The governor is obviously very friendly to the North Country. I think itÕ s great that theyÕ re trying to get the people from downstate (to) upstate ... keep it in the family is my theory,Ó Borzelleri said.

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News Briefs ETC to host performance

The road going past the most important camp building, the outhouse! Photo by Rich Redman

Light at the end of the tunnel

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he last few years before I retired, I would see a bunch of guys at my morning coffee stop and I would mention I had two years to go, and then the countdown was to one year, with retirement in sight. Some of the guys would say: Ò you wonÕ t be happy retired, youÕ ll get bored, thereÕ s nothing to do.Ó Since I retired, my feet have been in high gear doing anything and everything. I am so busy I donÕ t have time to get bored. Besides my wildlife, conservation and grazing management consulting business, I am working on my 50-acre woodlot, fixing up the roads, installing an outhouse, repairing an old log cabin, and trying to manage the woodlot that was cut off about five years ago. Managing a woodlot is an adventure. You need to be part By Rich Redman forester, part road builder and part wildlife management artist. One other skill needed is not being afraid of hard physical work, especially on hot steamy days, like we have had lately. With all the talk about diabetes and health problems these days I think we need to get more people off their butts. They need to start cutting and chopping down trees, splitting and stacking firewood. That is one sure way to burn off that extra energy, get in better shape, and have fuel to warm your cabin in the winter. ThatÕ s my prescription for day! Hard physical work and lots of water cleans the body, and the mind! You will have no trouble sleeping either; guaranteed! I have been hauling gravel to the property to get my main haul and access road usable so I can get to the cabin and prepare for the upcoming hunting season. My pickup, dump trailer and small 30 HP New Holland tractor, are doing the work. The loads are not large using the dump trailer, but they are getting the job done. One by one, potholes and spongy spots on the old road are slowly being repaired and restored for vehicle use. Culverts will be replaced where the old ones were damaged by the previous logging operation. The cabin will be ready, firewood cut and the main road in good shape by fall. Once I get the roads completed, itÕ s time to start the woodlot management aspect of forest ownership. I have a background in soils, conservation and forestry, so I will do my own timber cruise and management plan, but I am also bringing in a few friends who are foresters and/or sawmill operators by profession to give me some advice, and hopefully some tips on markets and timber values. You learn more by shutting up and listening than by yacking away constantly. As I have mentioned previously, a man must know his limitations. The woodlot has hemlock, white cedar, red maple, white pine, balsam fir, some sugar maple and other species. I should be able to supply a farm or two with cedar fence posts, and have the larger diameter ones milled out for boards. First comes grading and shaping the skidder haul roads, then the salvage work, cleaning up downed trees that were left behind, or blown over by the storms and thinning as I go. My goal is to be able to drive around all the roads on my tractor to harvest firewood and forest products so I can offset the taxes and recover fuel costs and other associated costs of forest management. I will be managing on a tree by tree basis, where I will evaluate what will be cut and what will be left based on future use. The few sugar maples I have will be managed for maple sugar production in the future. I will open up around them by thinning and doing improvement cuts so they branch out and develop a full spreading crown. They may not make good saw logs but the added branching will produce maple sap for sugar production in the future. Existing openings will be managed for early successional habitat and browse for deer. Wild apple trees will be planted and in time crab apples will provide grouse some chow. The timber species will be managed for saw logs as much as possible. Managing a woodlot is no different than grandma weeding out her garden. You take out the inferior species, the poor quality and allow the strong and healthy to survive. I will cull out or weed out my forest garden and let the strong healthy trees grow and thin out inferior and crowded species for timber, firewood, pulp for the paper mill or fence posts. Some culled softwood will be used for outdoor wood stoves to heat homes. This piece of property is no jewel. It needs lots of work and in time it will be something. As long as our hearts are pumping blood and our lungs take in cool forest air, my wife Diane and I will manage the property with the future in mind. We may not see the benefits of a deer eating those apples or grouse feeding on crabs, but our kids and grandkids will. I may be compost by the time all those young trees get to maturity, but those two young boys will soon be young men and they will have a sweet spot to hunt, a forest to manage and an opportunity. Now is the time to start teaching them and make sure they do things right. The main access road is almost done. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, so working on the forest management aspect comes next, and that is the fun part. Managing your woodlot is like working in your garden, it can supply you food, an income and keep you healthy in body and mind. Remember to do things safely, get the proper chainsaw safety and felling training before you run a saw. An injury can easily ruin your day. You donÕ t want to let the saw cull you out of lifeÕ s existence!

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Rich Redman is a retired District Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and an avid outdoorsman. His column will appear regularly. He may be reached at rangeric@nycap.rr.com.

Sportsman’s Show scheduled

CHESTERFIELD — The Chesterfield Fish and Game Club will present its annual Sportsman’s Show on Saturday, Aug 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items for sale at the SportsmanÕ s Show will include guns, ammo, knives, hunting accessories, archery equipment and surplus items. The Sportsman’s Show will be held at the Chesterfield Fish and Game Club, 359 Green Street, Clintonville.

Hunter education classes set

WILLSBORO Ñ The Willsboro Fish and Game Club is hosting a hunter education class in August. Classes will be Thursday, Aug. 8 and Friday, Aug. 9, from 6 - 9 p.m., and Saturday Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon, and will be held at the Fish and Game Club. Anyone interested in attending a class or with any questions can contact Marshall Crowningshield at 569-8317, or Edward Moudin at 962-4542.

ESSEX Ñ Essex Theatre Company, community theater in Essex, will celebrate its 21st year with the Benefit One Hundred Years of Broadway, choreographed and directed by Antonette Knoedl, on Friday, July 26, at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge (next to the ferry dock) in Essex. This one night only event will feature the talents of Beth Abair, Andrew Ducharme, Liz Favreau, Evan Fazziola, Steven Hebert, Tanner Jubert, Antonette Knoedl, Emily Madan, Jackie Robertin, and Matt Rock. There will be a Chinese auction of local art, gift certificates to restaurants, yoga classes, golf rounds, professional theater, an other items. Hors dÕ oeuvres, desserts, complimentary beverages will be served with a cash bar available. Tickets are $25 pre-pay* or $30 at the door. To make reservations, please call (518) 526-4520 or email tickets@essextheatre.org. Corporate sponsors for the 2013 season are the Galley at Westport Marina, Denton Publications, and Adirondack Pennysaver, Inc. *Non-refundable check for correct amount must be received by ETC before date of the show. Send to Essex Theatre Company, PO Box 117, Essex, NY 12936.

Keene water report available

KEENE Ñ The Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports for 2012 in the Town of Keene Water Districts No. 1 & No. 2 are available at the Town Hall for inspection. Any interested individuals can stop in for a copy during town hall hours, which are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Westport CS seeks to update info

WESTPORT Ñ The Westport Central School District is eager to locate and serve disabled students residing in the district. The district is responsible for maintaining a roster of all disabled students from birth to age 21. The roster includes any disabling condition, including emotional, intellectual or mental. The list provides the Board of Education with necessary information to plan staffing and funding to serve the disabled population. Parents who suspect their child may have a disabling condition may call the District Office at 962-8244 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Craft, baked goods sale scheduled

WESTPORT Ñ The Westport Federated Church Women will hold their Annual Summer Craft/Baked Goods Sale Saturday, July 27, at the Westport Federated Church from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sale includes crafts, baked goods, nuts, jewelry and more.

Kevin Stolz

Kevin Stolz to perform

KEENE VALLEY Ñ East Branch Friends of the Arts presents Kevin Stolz and Friends in concert on Friday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m. at the Keene Valley Congregational Church. Kevin is a graduate of Keene Central School. He currently attends the renowned Humber College in Toronto for Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance. Classically trained vocalist Linda Goldberg will appear with Kevin in a wide-ranging program that will offer classical music, jazz, original compositions and spirituals, show-casing the versatility of these talented young musicians. The Keene Valley Congregational Church is located at 1791 NYS Route 73. Suggested donation is $10; students are free. For more information, contact Debby Rice at 576-9124 or eastbranchfriendsofthearts@gmail.com.

Concert on the green slated

JAY Ñ Join in on Saturday, July 27 for a concert on the green in Jay with the Dyer Switch Band. Enjoy bluegrass music from blankets and lawn chairs, starting at 6:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to all ages, and refreshments will be served. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Amos and Julia Ward Theater. Visit our website at www.jemsgroup.org or our Facebook page for more information.

Craft, baked goods sale scheduled

WESTPORT Ñ The Westport Cemetery Association (Hillside Cemetery & Black River Cemetery) will hold their Annual Meeting, Tuesday, July 30, at the Westport Town Hall at 7 p.m. They are seeking ideas for fundraising, anyone who might know how and be willing to write grant requests, people to take positions of office and topsoil for Hillside Cemetery. Please come and offer ideas.

Relay for Life event set

CROWN POINT Ñ The second Relay for Life of Crown Point will be held on Aug. 10, with a Survivor Ceremony at 7 p.m. This part of Relay for Life is a wonderful way for Survivors to share a common experience with their community, and to celebrate with other survivors who have beat cancer or are currently fighting cancer. Survivors will join in a Survivor Lap and then enjoy a reception with a light meal and desserts, giveaways and prizes. If you are currently fighting cancer, or have beat cancer in the past, please sign up for our Survivor Lap at relayforlife.org/crownpointny or call Ursula Thompson (Survivor Committee Chair) at 585-9261.

Concert on the green slated

ESSEX Ñ Now in its 38th season, the Mettawee River Theatre Company will present their new production Ò TALIESINÓ at Beggs Point Park in Essex on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. In case of rain, the performance will be held at the Whallonsburgh Grange Hall. This performance is sponsored by Essex Initiatives. It is made possible in part by the Essex County Arts Council CAP Grant supported by public funds from Essex County. Admission is free. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Ò TALIESINÓ is drawn from an ancient Welsh legend. It is recommended for adults and children, ages 6 to 106. For additional information, call 5937723.

Herm Matlock

Matlock coming to Essex

ESSEX Ñ On the evening of July 31, the Essex Community Concert Series will be hosting jazz and classical trumpet player Herm Matlock. This concert will showcase MatlockÕ s classical trumpet abilities for the first half of the performance. He will be accompanied by Jennifer Moore, accomplished pianist and Willsboro music teacher for this portion of the program. During the second half of the concert, Matlock will be performing jazz pieces that may include selections by Cole Porter, Mel Torme, Buddy Johnson, Stanley Turrentine and Thelonius Monk, among others. During this half of the performance, Herm will be accompanied by Steve Collier, jazz accompanist and Ausable Valley High SchoolÕ s choral director and music theory teacher. Corey Morisco will add to the jazz selections on the bass and guitar. The concert will be held at Essex Community Church in Essex (just across from the Charlotte/ Essex ferry dock.) The performance will begin playing at 7:30 p.m. Charge for admission is $10 for adults. This concert is being made possible, in part, by the Essex County Arts Council CAP grant supported by public funds from Essex County.

Paddle the Boquet

WADHAMS Ñ Paddle the Boquet River from Wadhams Falls with BRASS board member Schell McKinley on Saturday, Aug. 3. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Dogwood Bread Company on County Route 10 in Wadhams. Bring your own watercraft, paddle(s) and personal flotation device(s). Call Schell at 962-8346 to confirm plans.


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Gruesome Playground Injuries at Upper Jay

UPPER JAY — The Upper Jay Art Center presents “Gruesome Playground Injuries” beginning on July 26 at 8 p.m. at the center on Route 9N. Additional showtimes include July 26, 27, 28, Aug. 1, 2, 3, 4. All shows at 8 p.m. In Rajiv Joseph’s masterful play, an accident prone dare devil and a corrosive masochist navigate friendship, love and the squishy parts that lie in between. 8-year- olds Doug and Kayleen meet in a school nurse’s office, beginning a lifelong intimacy which is revealed through the physical and emotional injuries they sustain over 30 years. Gruesome Playground Injuries tells a different kind of love story through sharp humor and even sharper insights into the human condition. Tickets $18. Reservations required. For more information call 946-8315.

Le Groove and Cabinet at Smoke Signals

LAKE PLACID — Le Groove, Cabinet to perform at Smoke Signals, 2489 Main Street, at 7 p.m. on July 26. Cabinet weaves bluegrass, country and folk influences to powerful effect. Tight dynamics punctuate gorgeous, soaring harmonies as down-to-earth rhythm and lyrics. Pappy Biondo on banjo and vocals, J.P. Biondo plays mandolin and vocals, Mickey Coviello playing acoustic guitar and vocals, Dylan Skursky playing electric bass, double bass, Todd Kopec playing the fiddle and singing, and Jami Novak playing drums and percussion, all love and live music. They each have a nuanced approach and posses broad talents in their own rights. But the passionate, affirming, and joyous musical world that they create together is Cabinet. Cabinet is currently promoting themselves with a free seven track download through NoiseTrade. To hear their new music go to http://noisetrade. com/cabinet/2013-summer-sampler.

Street Car Named Desire at Pendragon

SARANAC LAKE — A Streetcar Named Desire, the Tennessee Williams’ classic is to be performed at the Pendragon Theater, An enduring portrait of sex, class and secrets. This 1948 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play cemented William’s reputation as one of America’s best playwrights. From the infamous “STELLA” to the oft quoted “I’ve always relied on the kindness of strangers, ” the ride on this Streetcar is guaranteed to be a steamy and scintillating one. Presenting Beth Glover as Blanche and newcomer Josh Luteran as Stanley and including MacKenzie Barmen, Jordan Hornstein, Harrison Ewing, Chris McGovern, Jason Arnheim, Leslie Dame, Lauren Brennan, Rachel Jerome, Sam Balzac and Peggy Orman. Directed by Karen Lordi-Kirkham. Performances will take place on July 26, 27 at 8 p.m., July 28 at 2 p.m. and Aug. 2, 3, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22, $20 for seniors and $12 for those 17 years old and younger. Matinee tickets are $12. For more information call 891-1854.

“Doom” band will perform at Monopole

PLATTSBURGH — Doom F*ck will perform at the Monopole, 7 Protection Ave, at 10 p.m. on July 26. Doom F*ck is a local improv/jazz punks and noisemaking collaboration of the sounds of Catie Wurster on bass, Shannon Stott on violin, Will Scheifley on guitar, Matt Hall on drums, Darnell “Poppa Bear” Webbe on vocals, and Lowell Wurster on vocals. The band is an eclectic mix of sense-blasting rock sure to have listeners unsure if they should dance or jump.

The Soap, Tarred and Feathered play at ROTA

PLATTSBURGH — The Soap and Tarred & Feathered, two surf rock oriented punk bands on tour together from South Carolina, will perform at ROTA Gallery 50 Margaret Street on July 26. The Soap creates their music with vocalist and guitar player Eric Mathews, Brandon Broussard on bass on vocals, Skyler Hill on guitar, and drummer Louis Kirk. Tarred and Feathered band comes from Greenville, North Carolina bringing their “not so surfy” sound to the Plattsburgh Stage with musicians on six and four string surf boards, oil barrels.

PleasureDome to perform at Naked Turtle

PLATTSBURGH — PleasureDome will perform at the Naked Turtle, 1 Dock Street, on July 26 and 27 at 9 p.m. The Maine band, PleasureDome bring to the stage a performance of loud and rocking decades past with songs from the 80’s ranging from Bon Jovi to Guns and Roses. PD is on it, with a stellar cast of characters who deliver like no other band around. Fronted by Jayson Argento, a multi-talented vocalist/actor/filmmaker. Jayson was also selected as a top-5 finalist in Singer Universe Magazine’s “Singer of the Month” contest. Guitarists Ed Fletcher and Travis Beaudette pair on guitar to recreate all of the classic riffs of the 80’s. Tom Dunn brings the bottom to PleasureDome, having played throughout the New England cover circuit with several bands over the last 20 years, and Joe Villemaire is an extremely gifted and entertaining drummer.

Shakespeare on the lawn with Macbeth

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will host Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park on their lawn with a performance of Macbeth. Macbeth will be performed at the LPCA, 17 Algonquin Drive, on July 29 at 7 p.m. Set in a 20th-century militaristic society, this accessible 60 minute adaptation features 6 actors playing all the roles, creating a mesmerizing and chilling tale of greed and ambition. Guests are encouraged to bring your blankets and chairs. Admission is free. In case of rain the performance will be held inside the LPCA Theatre For more information call the LPCA at 523-2512.

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SARANAC LAKE — Yard Sale hosted by United Methodist Women, First United Methodist Church, 62 Church Street, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. SARANAC LAKE — Enameling workshop by visiting Mazatlan, Mexico artist Lucila Santiago, BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar Street, 9 a.m. - noon. $85 for three day course. 891-3799, admin@bluseedstudios.org. PLATTSBURGH — Disability Self Advocacy Support Group, North Country Center for Independence, 80 Sharon Ave, noon- 2 p.m. 563-9058. LAKE PLACID — Le Groove, Cabinet to perform at Smoke Signals, 2489 Main Street, 7 p.m. $5. ESSEX — Essex Theatre Company’s Benfit Performance of “One Hundred Years of Broadway”, medley arranged by Mac Huff, Masonic Lodge, Lake Shore Road, 7 p.m. $30 or $25 Pre-Pay, 526-4520. UPPER JAY — Gruesome Playground Injuries to be performed at Upper Jay Art Center, Route 9N, 8 p.m. $18. Reservations required. 946-8315. PLATTSBURGH — Doom & Friends will perform at the Monopole, 7 Protection Ave, 10 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Pleasuredome will perform at the Naked Turtle, 1 Dock Street, 9 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — The Soap and Tarred & Feathered, two surf rock oriented punk bands on tour together from South Carolina, ROTA Gallery 50 Margaret Street.

Saturday, July 27

CHAZY — Town Wide Yard Sale hosted by Friends of the Chazy Public Library, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration for the sale is $10 per household, maps available at Chazy Town Hall, Route 9. PLATTSBURGH — Zumba, Nancy Langlois School of Dance, 34 Riley Ave., $5. 8:45 a.m. SARANAC LAKE — United Methodist Women’s Yard Sale, First United Methodist Church, 62 Church Street, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. CHAZY — “Squirmy Worms” Story Time at the Chazy Public Library, 1329 Fiske Road, 10- 11 a.m. 846-7676 . LAKE PLACID — Author Signing with Matt Long, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, 2-3 p.m. 523-2950. UPPER JAY — Dyer Switch Band to perform, Upper Jay Art Center, Route 9N, 6:30 p.m., 946-8315. CHAMPLAIN — The Northern Lights Square Dance Club Ice Cream Social Dance, Knights of Columbus Hall, 3 Oak Street, 7:30 p.m. 236-6919 LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid Center for the Arts Film Series features “The We and The I” , Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 7:30p.m. 523-2512, www. LakePlacidArts.org UPPER JAY — Dyer Switch Band to perform, Upper Jay Art Center, Route 9N, 946-8315. UPPER JAY — Gruesome Playground Injuries to be performed at Upper Jay Art Center, Route 9N, 8 p.m. $18. Reservations required. 946-8315. LAKE PLACID — Paranoid Social Club, Bad Worke to perform at Smoke Signals, 2489 Main Street, 8 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Pleasuredome will perform at the Naked Turtle, 1 Dock Street, 9 p.m.

Sunday, July 28

PLATTSBURGH — Clinton County Traffic Safety, Morrisonville EMS, and Safe Kid Adirondack is sponsor child safety seat event at the Plattsburgh Boat Basin, Dock Street, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 565-4397, carrieme@netzero.net. PLATTSBURGH — Free Yoga with Chelsea Varin, ROTA Gallery, 40 Margaret

Rainy

From page 1 of 18.6 inches. Plattsburgh and the surrounding towns saw an average of 10-20 inches in the same time frame. In some areas of upstate New York, the rainfall has measured more than 25 inches, according to the National Weather Service. In comparison, the statewide average annual rainfall is around 36 inches, or 3 inches per month. That water has saturated fields, ruining crops and making it impossible to harvest hay. Melissa Monty-Provost at Country Dreams Farm in Plattsburgh said she’s been worried about the plants in her fields. “They were flooded, stunted and the water was stagnate. We had to re-plant in some areas,Ó she explained. Ò But with this beautiful sun weÕ re starting to see some growth.Ó Monty-Provost said they have been concerned about blight, a fungus that grows on plants that withers leaves and turns them brown. Provost explained that she gets daily emails from Cornell University of where the blight is in this region, and itÕ s getting closer. Tina Huestis of Huestis Farm in Ticonderoga is afraid the soggy weather will affect pollination and honey production Ñ her farmÕ s main source of income. Ò Bees donÕ t like heat and rain, and arenÕ t pollinating,Ó Huestis said. With such a short growing season, Huestis believes her farm will be producing less produce and honey this year. Malone farmer Tim Armstrong said the excessive moisture has negatively impacted farmers throughout the region, especially those in lower-lying areas. He believes the problem will raise the cost of feed, meat and produce. “I went to check the fields a couple of days ago on my four wheeler, I should have brought a boat,Ó Armstrong said. Ò Some places with higher ground, the corn has already been cut. But everywhere else the plants are starting to yellow. Farmers with low- lying fields are seriously worried now. I’ll be lucky if I can cut in mid-August. If it stops raining.Ó Ò Some people canÕ t get to where they need to cut without tearing up the fields. If we can’t get corn or hay, then we can’t feed our cattle,Ó continued Armstrong. Ò We sometimes have to choose if getting some corn is worth tearing up the fields.” The decision is usually a hard one. Farmers often must choose to let the growing corn over-ripen so they wonÕ t brutally damage their corn fields. Armstrong said local farmers are already feeling the pinch. Ò The price for hay is already high. If I canÕ t get at least one good cut of hay, then IÕ ll have to sell my cows. I wonÕ t be able to feed them over the winter. But itÕ s not just me, itÕ s everyone. They all are starting to take note of what animals they might have to sell.Ó Now with the muggy summer heat, farmers will have to work double time to keep their dairy cows cool enough to still be able to milk, using fans and other means of cooling. This will, in turn, drive up milk prices with the other meat and produce items, hurting the consumers as well as the farmer, Armstrong said. Anita Deming, a Master Gardener with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Westport, said farmers are just now able to cut

Street, noon. PLATTSBURGH — Kids’ Clay: Hand Building for ages 5 - 10, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 2-4 p.m.. $95/$85 per week. 563-1604. PLATTSBURGH — Kickboxing Class, Nancy Langlois School of Dance, 34 Riley Ave., $7. 6 p.m. UPPER JAY — Gruesome Playground Injuries to be performed at Upper Jay Art Center, Route 9N, 8 p.m. $18. Reservations required. 946-8315.

Monday, July 29

LAKE PLACID — Weekly Monday Summer Storytime to celebrate the dark with stories and a craft, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, 10 a.m. 523-2950. SARANAC LAKE — Adventures in Color children’s art class, Monday-Friday through Aug. 2, BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar Street, 10 a.m. - noon. $125 includes material, admin@bluseedstudios.org or 891-3799. CLINTONVILLE — AuSable Valley Race Series Monday Runs, AuSable Valley Middle School, 1273 NYS Route 9N, registration at 5:30, race at 6 p.m. 593-6021. PLATTSBURGH — Zumba, Nancy Langlois School of Dance, 34 Riley Ave., $5. 6 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Zumba for Alzheimer’s, SUNY Plattsburgh Sibley Hall Gym, Rugar Street, $10. 564-3371. KEENE VALLEY — Keene Valley Library Summer Lecture Series - Climbing in the Italian and French Alps, Keene Valley Library, 1796 NYS Route 73, 7:30 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park: Macbeth, Lake Placid Center for the Arts lawn, 17 Algonquin Drive, 7 p.m. 523-2512.

Tuesday, July 30

PLATTSBURGH — Free Table Top Cooking by Shelly Pelkey and Thomas Mullen, North Country Center for Independence, 80 Sharon Ave, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 563-9058.

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LAKE PLACID —Where’s Waldo party at The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, 5-6 p.m. 523-2950. PLATTSBURGH — Kickboxing Class, Nancy Langlois School of Dance, 34 Riley Ave., $7. 6 p.m. KEENE — Joan Crane to perform at Music from the Back Porch at Holt House, Marcy Field, 6:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Zumba, Nancy Langlois School of Dance, 34 Riley Ave., $5. 6:45 p.m. ESSEX — Trumpet player, Herm Matlock, will perform at Essex Community Concerts at Essex Community Church, 2743 NYS Route 22, 7 p.m. 546-7985. Essexcommunityconcerts.org. LAKE PLACID — Open Mic Blues Night at Delta Blue, 2520 Main Street, 9 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Open Mic Night at Monopole, 7 Protection Ave, 10 p.m.

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ESSEX — Jazz Pianist Kevin Stolz will perform at Essex Community Concerts at Essex Community Church, 2743 NYS Route 22, 11:30 a.m. 546-7985. Essexcommunityconcerts.org. PLATTSBURGH — Free Art Techniques Group, ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret Street, 2:30 p.m. 324-6250. PLATTSBURGH — Peacock Tunes & Trivia at Monopole, 7 Protection Ave, 4-7 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Open Mic Poetry Night, Featured performer: Justin Vancour, ROTA Gallery, 40 Margaret Street, 8 p.m. SARANAC LAKE — Dr. Reputatio will perform for Party on the Patio at Waterhole for a pre-Pondfest Party, 48 Main Street. 891-9502.

hay for the first time this season. Normally, farmers are able to get three or four cuttings in per season, but there simply is not enough growing time left to allow that type of harvest this year. Ò I think weÕ ll be lucky to get two cuttings in this year,Ó Deming said. Ò Farmers just havenÕ t been able to get their equipment out.Ó To make matters worse, much of the hay that is currently being cut is over-mature, meaning it has lost most of its nutrients. It may be able to sustain some animals like horses and beef cattle, but is not high enough in nutrients to keep dairy cows producing at optimum levels. The situation is creating the perfect storm to drive up the cost of beef and dairy, Deming said. Vegetable farmers are fairing a bit better, especially those with greenhouses Ñ like Monty-Provost at Country Dreams Farm Ñ that are able to control the climate. But others, especially organic growers, are dealing with a number of problems from the high amount of moisture, including fungus, mold and bacteria. Ò We are calling it the year of the fungus,Ó Deming said. Deming said the U.S. Department of Agriculture has yet to declare a disaster here, but that could certainly change if the forecast pattern returns to rain. “Farming is a difficult thing,” Deming said. “You are working in a natural system that is always weather dependent.Ó While many crops are well behind for this time of year, farmers do have products available. The best thing consumers can do at this point, Deming said, is patronize local farmerÕ s markets and buy local. To find one, visit www.adirondackharvest. com.

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artists, gallery talks, group exhibition, demonstrations and plein-air painting. Ò On our last trip three years ago we focused our attention on print-making, these artists are very mature in their talents with printmaking and people will see that at the show,Ó said Davidson. Ò We focused primarily on paper making this time as it is a craft that is not being exercised there or in any studio around there.Ó The artists immersed themselves in the culture of the area, living side-by-side with the artists. Ò We didnÕ t experience Mazatlan as a tourist might, we were living as our hosts did,Ó said Poole. Ò We were in a different culture and different setting, it was so enriching.Ó Of the artists who traveled to Mexico, several veteran adventurers took the trip as well as new travelers, Poole, Davidson, and Kretzer. Vossler, said the experience will come out through the various art work. Ò When we were down there we didnÕ t have to be stuck in the norm of printmaking, we expanded to teach the art form to another culture,Ó said Vossler. Ò Paper making is such a basic process for all artists, weÕ ve really been trying to promote our paper making so we brought something different from us to them.Ó For more information about the show or to participate in a class at BluSeed call the studio at 891-3799 or go to Bluseedstudio.org.


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LAND FOR SALE BUY YOUR LAND and CABIN from New York Land Quest. newyorklandandcabin.com 877236-1117. Be ready for the upcoming Hunting Season! NY SPORTSMAN’S BEST LAND DEALS. 5 Acres w/Rustic Lodge: $29,995 51 Acres, Excellent Hunting: $59,995 74.73 Acres, Minutes from Salmon River $99,900 PreseasonSale, Many More Properties 5 to 200 Acres Starting at $12,995. Easy Financing. Call 1800-229-7843 or visit www.landandcamps.com

FARM

WANTED ALL MOTORCYCLES, before 1980, Running or not. $Top CASH$ PAID! 1-315-5698094 WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201 WANTS TO purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201

DOGS

OLDE ENGLISH Bulldogge Puppies, Reg, shots UTD, health guaranteed, family raised, parents on premises, www.coldspring kennel.com, limited registrations start $1,000. 518-597-3090.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

FOR RENT Elizabethtown Office or Storefront downtown 1364 sq. ft. can divide, available July 1st. Judy 518-873-2625, Wayne 518962-4467 or Gordan 518-9622064.

AUTO WANTED CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We're Local! 7 Days/Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-416-2330 CASH FOR CARS AND TRUCKS. Get A Top Dollar INSTANT Offer! Running or Not! 1-888-416-2208 (888) 416-2208 GET CASH TODAY for any car/ truck. I will buy your car today. Any Condition. Call 1-800-8645796 or www.carbuyguy.com

MOBILE HOME

16’ CENTER CONSOLE FIBERGLASS SCOUT BOAT, 50hp & 6hp Yamaha motors, Humming chart & depth plotter, trailer & cover. $10,500. 518-4834466

NEW DISPLAY MODELS Mobile Home, MODULAR HOMES, SINGLE & DOUBLE WIDES factorydirecthomesofvt.com 600 Rt.7 Pittsford, VT 05763 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 9A-4P 1-877-999-2555 tflanders@beanshomes.com

BOATS 14 SECTIONS OF 8’ Pressured treated boat docking w/ latter, adjustable hight stands, excellent condition, Also 12x14 Floating Raft w/latter. 518-563-3799 or 518-563-4499 Leave Message.

16’ HOBIE CATAMARAN parts, hulls, masts, booms, decks, rudders, rigging, $500 takes all. 518 -561-0528

SINGLE-FAMILY HOME $29,000 REMODELED 2 bdrm, .3 acre, Rte. 9, Front Street, Keeseville, NY. Live in or a P/E Ratio of 5 to 1 investment. 518-3356904. 17" WOODEN ADIRONDACK SAILBOAT Handmade Adirondack boat built by an Annapolis Navy Captain. Made with 1/4' plywood, reinforced with polyurethane cloth. Several yrs. old, no trailer. $425 ALTONA, NY 3 BR/2 BA, Single Family Home, bulit in 1994, Perfect entertainment home, peaceful country setting 15 minutes from Plattsburgh. Large deck, 28' pool, patio with built in gas grill, 2 car garage with workshop. A MUST SEE $105,000 518-570-0896 MORRISONVILLE 4 BR/2.5 BA, Single Family Home, 1,920 square feet, bulit in 1998, Colonial Cape, attached 2 car garage, gas fireplace, finished basement, large fenced in backyard with above ground swimming pool on corner lot. Located in Morrisonville in the Saranac School District. Great Family Neighborhood. $229,500 Call 518-726-0828 Dfirenut@gmail.com

ELECTRONICS COMPUTER DELL Dimension 3000 Desk Top XP $99 904-4426189 FAX MACHINE Brother Intellifax 770 $75 904-442-6189

1952 CHRIS Craft 1952 Chris Craft Mahogany Sportman 22U, excellent cond., restored w/system bottom, original hardware & instruments, rebuild CCM-130 engine, spotlight, boat cover, new trailer, like On Golden Pond boat, located in Essex, NY. $24,500. 802-5035452. 1959 LAUNCH Dyer 20" Glamour Girl, Atomic 4 inboard engine, 30HP, very good condition. Safe, reliable, spacious, ideal camp boat. Reasonable offers considered. Located in Essex, NY. 802503-5452 1967 17’ HERMAN Cat Boat ready for restoration, inlcudes trailer, $2500. 518-561-0528 1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $2500. 518-359-8605 1980 18 1/2 FT. Century Cuddy Cabin, 120 HP I/O, trailer, GPS depth finder, down rigger, plus. $2400 OBO. 518-9638220 or 518-569-0118

FOR SALE

2001 SUPRA SANTERA low hrs., mint cond., great ski wake board boat, beautiful trailer included, $19,500. 518-354-8089

PELLA WINDOWS 2 double hung, new construction windows. 33x35. Exterior white, interior-unfinished wood. 450 series. Brand new. Both for $90 518-257-0839

2005 WHITEHALL SPIRIT rowing/sailboat. Classic boat, rare find. Must sell! Asking $4500 OBO. 845-868-7711

ACCESSORIES (2) TRAILERS (OPEN) - both excellent condition; 2010 Triton 20' Aluminum - max wgt. 7500 lbs. Asking $4900 and 1989 Bison 31' overal Gooseneck, Asking $2900. 518-546-3568.

LAND

4-YOKAHAMA TIRES Radio, tubeless, P225155A17, Asking $150.00. 518-962-4538

6 ACRES ON BASS LAKE, $24,900. 2.5 Acres Bass Pond, $19,900.8 Acres waterfront home, $99,900. www.LandFirstNY.com 1 -888-683-2626

DONATE A CAR - HELP CHILDREN FIGHTING DIABETES. Fast, Free Towing. Call 7 days/week. Nonrunners OK. Tax Deductible. Call Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 1-800-578-0408

TOP CASH FOR CARS, Any Car/ Truck, Running or Not. Call for INSTANT offer: 1-800-454-6951

WESTPORT: OFFICE SUITES. Fully furnished w/cubicles, desks, computer & phone hook-ups. 720 sq. ft. Lake views. Contact Jim Forcier @ 518-962-4420.

1 ACRE OF Land at Wood Rd., West Chazy, NY, close to schools, nice location. Please call 518-4932478 for more information.

AUTO DONATION

BANKRUPT FARM! COURT ORDERED SALE! July 27th & 28th! 5 acres - Spring $16,900. 10 acres - Huge View $29,900. 5 acres - Bass Pond $39,900. 24 tracts in all! Waterfall, spring-fed ponds, 30 mile views, gorgeous country setting! Clear title, 100%guaranteed! Cooperstown Lake District, just off NY Thruway! Call 1-888-701-1864 or go to www.NewYorkLandandLakes.com

WANTED CASH for Coins! Buying ALL Gold & Silver. Also Stamps & Paper Money, Entire Collections, Estates. Travel to your home. Call Marc in NYC 1-800-959-3419

REVERSE MORTGAGES -NO mortgage payments FOREVER! Seniors 62+! Government insured. No credit/income requirements. Free 28 pg. catalog. 1-888-660 3033 All Island Mortgage ROTARY INTERNATIONAL - Rotary builds peace and international understanding through education. Find information or locate your local club at www.rotary.org. Brought to you by your free community paper and PaperChain.

FARM BANKRUPTCY SALE July 27th-28th! 24 tracts, 2-40 acres from $16,900 Waterfall, spring-fed ponds, 30 mile views, gorgeous country setting! Free info: (888) 905-8847 or NewYorkLandandLakes.com

CASH FOR CARS. Any make, model and year! Free pick-up or tow. Call us at 1-800-318-9942 and get an offer TODAY!

BUY-SELL-TRADE With The Classified Superstore 1-518-873-6368 Ext. 201

2007 STINGRAY BOAT 25' Stingray Criuser, only 29 hours, LIKE NEW, sleeps 4, has bathroom, microwave, fridge, table, includes trailer, stored inside every winter. (518) 570-0896 $49,000 BOAT FOR SALE 1984 Cobia 17' bowrider, 115HP Evenrude outboard (newer), 2002 Karavan trailer, runs but needs some work. $1,500. 518-576-4255


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MOVING SALE - Sunfish Style Sailboats 2 sunfish style sailboats for sale in Essex, NY. Really good condition and ready to sail. $650.00 each Call Mark at (703) 431-4993 or vandusers@msn.com (email) **Serious inquiries only please** shape

LEGALS Valley News Legal Deadline Monday @ 3:00pm Please Send Legals By EMAIL To: legals@denpubs.com

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF RSS LAKE PLACID HOTEL HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/12/13. Office location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon

O’DAY SAILBOAT 16' O'Day Sailboat, $1200. 518-543-6801.

CARS

POWER BOAT 2000 20' Starcraft 350 inboard outboard motor, open bow excellent condition Great ski boat! Includes trailer, bimini top & cover. For info 315-730-7182 or susieyoga@gmail.com $12,500 susieyoga@gmail.com

1992 MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS 300E Tan 201,165 kms, Excellent cond. inside & out, leather interior. No rust, sunroof working, no leaks. Car cover included $3,750.00 OBO Call: (518) 5692141

whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Michael, Levitt & Rubenstein, LLC, 60 Columbus Circle, 20th Fl., NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity. VN-6/29-8/3/20136TC-52499 ----------------------------NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF A S C E L A PARTNERS, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/1/13. Office location: Essex County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/25/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC

upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 Eighth Ave., 13th Fl., NY, NY 10011. Address to be maintained in DE: 200 Continental Dr., Ste. 209, Newark, DE 19713. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secretary of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. VN-7/13-8/17/20136TC-53267 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION of Limited Liability Company

(ìLLCî) Name: Northern Excavation & Development LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on 6/19/2013 Office Location: Essex County. The “SSNY” is designated as agent of the “LLC” upon whom process against it may be served. “SSNY” shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: 41 Alstead Hill Lane, Keene, NY 12942. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. VN-7/13-8/17/20136TC-53268 ----------------------------

2001 FORD EXPLORER Sport, 4x4, 140,000 miles, Black, good condition, Asking $2400. 518-2982145. 2005 CHEVY MALIBU, V6, runs well, fair condition, some rust, 147K miles, $2,500 OBO. 518-891 -5559 2006 MITSUBISHI LANCER SE Sedan 4 door, Auto, AC, CD, Clean 61,000 miles $6,500 Call 518-578-7495 CLASSIC 1973 CAMARO, 350 Auto, V-8 Engine, original 55,000 miles, $12,000, very good condition 518-359-9167.

CODE NAME JOYEUSE LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/30/13. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Law Office of Brian P. Barrett, 5676 Cascade Rd., Lake Placid, NY 12946, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-7/13-8/24/20136TC-53277 ----------------------------INVITATION TO BID The Board of E d u c a t i o n , Elizabethtown-Lewis

Since 1989 Fully Insured

CONSTRUCTION New Construction & Remodeling Log Homes • Doors & Windows Roofing & Siding

The King’s Inn

PARTY TENTS

41279

“Don’t Get Caught In The Rain Call Tents of Champlain!” • Tents • Tables & Chairs • Side Curtains Parties, Reception, Picnics

44347

518-963-7593

TOPSOIL, STONE, SAND, GRAVEL & MULCH

25054

and Steeple Jack Service

Screen Topsoil Stone • Road Gravel Sand • Mulch You Pick Up or We Deliver

Crown Point (518) 546-3000

Ticonderoga (518) 585-9424

e Kathle Upholstery s n o to Alterati

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Decker’s Flats We Deliver Happiness

Hazard Tree & Limb Removals Specializing in Backyards & Remote Locations

Fully Insured ~ Free Estimates

UPHOLSTERY

518-962

Call Us Today At

518-585-6964 23297 FLORAL SHOP & GREENHOUSE

Greenhouse

130’ 33 TON CRANE & BASKET

t? a h W Sew n White

Adirondack Sand & Gravel 44137

Expert Roofing

Houses Cottages Camps In-Door Construction Clean-Ups

Summer Hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Dugway Rd. in Moriah, NY 518-546-3369 • 888-364-9334

PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE

With 2 Locations Essex & Clinton County

ROOFING

Kirt A. Tavis, Contractor kirt.tavis@yahoo.com 484 Windy Hill Rd. Moriah, NY 12960

Member of NYS & National Chimney Sweep Guilds 49451

Dedicated Tree Professionals

Surprenant@Hughes.net

“When We Clean We CLEAN MEAN”

DEPENDABLE YEAR ROUND SERVICE Fully Insured

Book Local & Save On Delivery!

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Professional Cleaning Service

25+ Years Experience

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MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

Spic-N-Span

Cleaning • Repairs Stainless Steel Lining Video Camera Inspection

(518) 873-6806

“Your Home is my Home”

Owner/Installer Richard Kaenig

COMPLETE CHIMNEY CARE

8549 Route 9, Lewis

49059

42879

GUTTERS

BUY-SELL-TRADE With The Classified Superstore 1-518-873-6368 Ext. 201

CLEAN-UP

(4 mi. N. of EÕ town - across from Lewis post office)

Michele & Kevin Flanigan, Innkeepers 42 Hummingbird Way • Port Henry, NY 518-546-7633 23475

FORMATION OF E L I Z A B E T H TO W N CENTER, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/17/13. Office location: Essex County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. VN-7/27-8/31/20136TC-53316 -----------------------------

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Live Bait Fishing Tackle Hunting Camping Taxidermy Gifts

Open Wednesday-Sunday 4:30pm-Close

Todd Stevens Phone: (518) 873-2740 Cell: (518) 586-6750

NOTICE

FISHING TACKLE HUNTING CAMPING

“Where nothing is overlooked but the lake.” Casual Victorian Elegance, Fine Dining, Lodging & Cocktails

Elizabethtown, NY

Court Street Elizabethtown, NY 12932. The owner reserves the right to waive any informality in, or to reject any or all bids. No bidder may withdraw his/her bid within forty-five (45) days after actual opening thereof. Submit bid in a sealed envelope clearly marked SEALED BID for 2003 Ford Windstar Van. Lauri Cutting, ELCS District Clerk Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Date: 07/16/2013 VN-7/27/2013-1TC53307 -----------------------------

Brian Dwyer

DINING

1987 SUZUKI INTRUDER 700CC, new tires, new brakes, many extras, tek manual etc. Asking $1995 MUST SEE! BEAUTIFUL CONDITION! 518-946-8341.

Juggling Your Budget? Advertise Small, Get Big Results! Call 518-873-6368

1-800-682-1643 597-3640 42265

Custom Homes Log Cabins Remodel 873-6874 or 593-2162

STEVENS

2010 HONDA STATELINE 1500 Miles, Black, Factory Custom Cruiser, 312 CC $7,800 518-5698170

CHIMNEY SWEEP

Nawakua Builders

DINING

MOTORCYCLES

Central School District, County of Essex, State of New York, invites: SEALED BIDS FOR THE PURCHASE OF: 2003 Ford Windstar Van. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of Education at the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School, Elizabethtown, New York 12932 until August 28, 2013 @ 10:00 a.m. current time. Information regarding the bid may be directed to: Scott J. Osborne, Superintendent Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School PO Box 158/7530

BUILDERS

CONSTRUCTION

2010 SUZUKI KIZASHI GTS Silver/Black 42,000 kms, Excellent condition. AWD-AC-Power Windows-Power Locks- Moonroofrockford fosgate stereo systemGrowing Family need larger vehicle. $14,900 Call: (518) 578-2501

49070

Benjamin Collins

53326

ROOFING

R& C

Guy Smith

(518)

576-9773

(518)

Cell

391-0998 Insured

52431

WELDING/FIREWOOD

WOODEN FURNITURE

WIDE OPEN ENTERPRISES

LAWN FURNITURE SHOP • Dressers • Wishing Wells

WELDING • REPAIR FABRICATION

44578

PADDLE BOAT, great $99.00 518-578-5500

LL BEAN 15.8 Discovery canoe used with love, great condition $450.00; Minn Kota electric trolling motor, 30 lb. thrust w/ motor mount $100.00. Call 518873-6853

47684

BOAT LIFT model# 1501, sits on the bottom of the lake. Make an Offer. 518-891-2767 Leave Message on Mail Box 1.

MAXUM 1988 fish & ski Fiberglass,17ft, 85 HP Force motor & Minn Kota trolling motor w/auto pilot, complete w/ canvas top & trailer, always garaged, excellent condition, $4495. 518-354-8654

Portable Service Available FIREWOOD CUT • SPLIT • DELIVERED

518-597-3832

• Folding Chairs • Adirondack Chairs $55 • Custom Work • & More

963-8630 DELIVERY AVAILABLE!

Middle Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

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1999 RENEGADE CLASS A 37ft 18in Slide, Diesel Pusher, Screen Room to Attach. Good Condition Sold As Is $30,000 obo 518-3592133 44 Old Wawbeck Road, Tupper Lake, NY 2000 24’ LAYTON Sleeps 6, very clean, excellent condition, must see, $6700 OBO. 518-643-9391

2007 X-160 FUN FINDER Camping Trailer, 16' long, 2500 GVW, AC/Heat, Hot Water, 2 burner stove, enclosed bathroom, refrigerator, TV, awning, new battery, $7500. 518-561-0528

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2007 JAYCO JAY FEATHER CAMPER rear bedroom, slide out sleeps 8, refrigerator, air conditioner, stove, oven, hot water heater, furnace, 3 piece bath, awning, outside shower, microwave over, much more, must see to appreciate! Call 315-656-8325. Asking 10,500.00 2012 FOREST RIVER ROCKWOOD Pop-Up Camper, Model 1910, used once, sleeps 5-6, excellent condition. Asking $7800. 518-9467241

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1999 CLASS A MOTORHOME WITH SLIDE V10 Ford Engine, fully Equipped, Excellent Condition. 24,000 miles. Asking $25,000 518-298-8776

2008 FLAGSTAFF MAC Popup Camper, model 228, good condition, $4500.00. Call 518-942-6565 or 518-962-4465

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RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

2002 COACHMAN MIRADA self contained, 24,840 miles, clean & runs great, Asking $16,800. 518846-7337

•MY PUBLIC NOTICES•

WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967-1980 Z1900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KX1000MKII, A1-250, W1-650, H1 -500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3 -400 SUZUKI GS400, GT380, GT750, Honda CB750 (1969,1970) CASH. FREE PICKUP. 1-800-7721142, 1-310-721-0726 usa@classicrunners.com

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