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Library to host healthcare seminar UPPER JAY Ñ The Wells Memorial Library in Upper Jay will host Ò The Affordable Care Act and the New York State of Health Official Health Plan Marketplace,Ó presentation by Jill Rock, Education & Outreach Specialist, Adirondack Health Institute, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 26, by contacting 946-2644 or wellslib@ primelink1.net.

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In Brief LAKE PLACID Ñ Because the first printing of the Garden Club of Lake PlacidÕ s 2014 calendar, Ò Babes in Bloom,Ó sold out within three weeks, the club contemplates a second printing of 500, the minimum run. In order to start the presses, however, the officers must be assured of advance orders of at least 400 at $12.95 each in the next two weeks. The thrust is to have the calendars in enough time before Christmas to use as possible gifts. If interested, email/call Joey Branch ASAP at joeykerst@gmail.com or 302-5185. After Thanksgiving, email/ call editor Linda Friedlander at lof123@roadrunner. com or telephone: 523-3749. You must register your order with a credit card, although it wonÕ t be charged unless the minimum order of 400 calendars is met. Your card info would then be destroyed. As before, profits for this fund-raiser will be used to continue and enhance public beautification efforts in Lake Placid. Along with featuring local flowers, models represent every age group from 18 through 80.

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Pendragon Theatre will present Sophocles’ “Oedipus,” translated by Steven Berkoff. Oedipus will perform Nov. 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. with additional performances Dec. 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. Oedipus will tour to schools throughout the Adirondack Park for the rest of the fall and winter. The cast includes Josh Luteran (last seen as Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire) as Oedipus, Leslie Dame as Jocasta, Jordan Hornstein as Tiresias, Chris Leifheit as the Messenger and Jason Amrhein as Creon and is directed by Pendragon’s Executive Artistic Director Karen Lordi-Kirkham. For more information, call 891-1854, email info@pendragontheatre.org or visit PendragonTheatre.org. Photo provided

Stager named New York Professor of the year PAUL SMITHS Ñ Paul SmithÕ s College Prof. Curt Stager has been named the 2013 New York Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Stager was selected from more than 350 top professors in the United States. Stager, a professor of natural science, has taught at Paul SmithÕ s since 1987. In addition to his dedication to undergraduate education, his paleoecology research has helped illuminate ancient climate conditions, and how the lessons of the past can be applied today; his 2011 book on the subject, Ò Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth,Ó received wide acclaim. Ò ItÕ s such an honor to be recognized by CASE with these other faculty members,Ó said Stager, who received the award in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Ò IÕ m fortunate to be able to do work I love, in a place I love, with students who are really eager to learn Ð you canÕ t beat that combination.Ó John W. Mills, president of Paul SmithÕ s College, said StagerÕ s honor is well deserved.

Ò When Paul SmithÕ s talks about giving students a chance to learn side-by-side with faculty members who truly care about their success, nobody embodies that more than Curt Stager,Ó Mills said. Ò He has taken students across the globe to help him conduct research that in many cases they wouldnÕ t be Curt Stager conducting until graduate school. WeÕ re very proud to have him at Paul SmithÕ s.Ó This year, a state Professor of the Year was recognized in 36 states. CASE and the Carnegie Foundation have been

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Hamlets 3 unviels proposals for several area downtowns By Shawn Ryan

shawn@denpubs.com RAY BROOK Ñ A meeting was held recently at the Adirondack Park Agency headquarters in Raybrook to unviel proposals for the ongoing Hamlets 3 project. Hamlets 3 is an initiative which looks at potential growth solutions for five hamlets in the Adirondack Park. It is funded by a DEC Smart Growth planning grant. The hamlets being considered are Caroga, in Fulton County in the Mohawk Valley, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Long Lake in Hamilton County, and AuSable Forks in Essex County. Ò What weÕ re doing is looking at some of the positive development potential within the Adirondack Park map,Ó said Roger Trancik of Urban Design Consultants. Ò Our aim is really to get something done. To turn it into bricks and mortar.Ó Hamlets 3 has been in the works for five years, and follows the Hamlets 1 and Hamlets 2 projects, which took place in the mid 1980s. Representatives from all the hamlets except AuSable were present at the meeting. The development strategies put forth by Trancik are suggested solutions for issues peculiar to each hamlet, and each of the five proposals are markedly different. Public meetings were held recently in each hamlet, where several possibilities were discussed, and the resulting suggestions represent the consensus of those present at the meetings. It is now up to the individual hamlets to decide whether to pursue the Hamlets 3 proposals, and up to them as well to finance the projects. Ò ItÕ s now up to the communities to make the

commitments if they want to move forward,Ó said Dave Winchell, Citizen Participation Specialist with the Department of Environmental Conservation. In AuSable Forks, the Hamlets 3 proposal focused on establishing a new multi-generational housing development on property above the Ausable River flood plane. Several sites were considered, with a site off Rolling Mill Hill finally being chosen. Mention was made that AuSable is in line for funding assistance from New York Rising money, announced recently by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It is the only hamlet of the five with an already available revenue source. In Hamilton County, proposals for the Ò Hamilton TrioÓ of hamlets were varied. The proposal for Indian Lake focused on refurbishing the core intersection area of Routes 28 and 30, and establishing a Ò Market GreenÓ area with adjacent housing clusters and fresh food marketplaces. The plan involved removing several old buildings in that area, among them the old Grand Union supermarket. Ò It would create a whole new vision or impression of that intersection,Ó said Trancik. In Blue Mountain Lake the plan was to add a large Adirondack-styled hotel across the road from the Adirondack Museum in order to add jobs to the community, and extend the tourist season. The belief is that bringing a large hotel into the area will also increase the possibility of more restaurants and businesses coming to Blue Mountain Lake. The proposal for Long Lake focused on the Jennings Pond area, and involved building a Ò Circularnodal waterfront park,Ó with walkways and Adirondack styled gazebos around the park. As part of the proposed project the town of Long Lake would

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move its town garage buildings. Ò One of the most important next steps is to decide if this is something we want to do for ourselves, and do we want to help ourselves,Ó said Trancik. The open discussion that followed focused on the issue of how to pay for the proposals. Joining the three Hamilton County hamlets together in any funding projects was discussed as the most logical idea for initiating the projects. Trancik stressed that having a document like a

Hamlets 3 proposal in place will strengthen a communityÕ s chances in a competitive grant process. Ò Who is going to step up on these? Town boards, community groups? Leadership is the key. There has to be leadership to make these projects succeed,Ó said Trancik. The specific proposals were handed out to representatives from the various hamlets, and will be available soon for download at www.adkhousing. org/hamlets.asp.


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Holiday decorating contest Essex County sows seeds to announced for village of L.P. override state tax levy cap LAKE PLACID Ñ The Lake Placid Village Holiday Decorating Contest Committee is pleased to announce details for the 2013 competition. This yearÕ s winners will be announced at the Holiday Village Stroll Christmas Tree Lighting celebration in MidÕ s Park on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. The committee asks those who wish to have their residential and commercial properties judged in the competition to please have decorations in place and lighted by 4 p.m. from Dec. 2-6. One prize will be awarded this year for each of the following categories: Best of Show, Retail Windows, Civic Properties and Churches, Resorts, Motels (including Inns and B&BÕ s), Olympic Theme, Commercial (other than lodging) and Best New Display. The Residential category

will have one award each for Classic Elegance, ChildrenÕ s Delight and Most Creative. A panel of 9-12 judges annually selects the properties whose decorations, in their collective opinion, represent the best of Lake Placid. Judges are volunteer representatives from the Lake Placid Business Association, The Lake Placid Beautification Association and the Lake Placid Garden Club, as well as the community at large. The committee is supported by staff from the Lake Placid CVB, which provides funding for the annual awards. For more information, or if youÕ d like to participate and your property is located outside the area roughly bounded by Old Military Road, Route 73 to the ski jumps, Saranac Avenue or past Cobble Hill Rd., contact Faith Brown at 523-9246.

Art gallery finds new home SARANAC LAKE Ñ NorthWind Fine Arts gallery has moved! The twelve member cooperative gallery is now at 11 Woodruff Street in downtown Saranac Lake (at the former Ampersound Music store). A Grand ReOpening Celebration will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, with refreshments served from 4 to 7 p.m. All are invited to attend this free event to view the new spacious gallery, meet our members, and enjoy browsing the art-filled spaces. A group show titled Ò New Begin-

nings,Ó is now on exhibit until Dec. 5. Since Oct. 1, four new members have joined the gallery: Shawn Halperin of Lake Clear, Catharine Moore of Coreys, and Russ and Cathy Hartung of Morrisonville. HalperinÕ s work includes abstracted landscapes, mixed media collage, color woodblock prints, and beautiful handmade frames. MooreÕ s watercolor paintings incorporate a love for the beauty of organic lines and colors of nature. The subject matter of Mr. HartungÕ s fine art photography ranges

from the most pristine of wilderness landscapes to colorful contemporary architecture. Acrylic and watercolor paintings of flowers and landscapes make up the beautifully executed body of work by Ms. Hartung. The NorthWind Fine Art hours through Dec. 31 are Monday and Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the gallery at 354-1875 or info@northwindfinearts.com.

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WILMINGTON Ñ The annual Christmas Silver Tea and Bazaar of the Whiteface Community United Methodist Women will be held at their Wilmington Church on the corner of Route 86 and Haselton Road on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. Included in this yearÕ s scene will be the cookie walk, fair trade gift items, gift baskets and crafts. More information, call 946-7757.

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keith@denpubs.com E L I Z A B E T H TOWN Ñ Members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors put the wheels in motion to override New York StateÕ s two percent tax levy cap during a special meeting Nov. 18. Supervisors voted 15-2 in favor of introducing a local law to override the cap which would still need to go through a public hearing and a second vote of the county board where it would need to receive a 60 percent majority vote in order to receive passage. Supervisors Sharon Boisen (Essex) and Randy Preston (Wilmington) voted against the resolution. Minerva Supervisor Sue Montgomery-Corey, who was not in the chamber for the vote, said she would have voted in favor of the resolution. Ò At this juncture, this is to get the measure into the pipeline,Ó County Attorney Dan Manning said about the introductory resolution. Ò The resolution would have to be passed by a 60 percent majority vote before you pass your budget. Even if you pass the local law, that does not mandate that you have to be over the cap with your budget. There will also be a public hearing.Ó Board chairman and Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas said the hearing would either take place along with the public hearing on the

tentative Essex County Budget Nov. 25 or before the Dec. 2 regular board meeting. The tentative 2014 county budget, submitted Nov. 15 by County Manager Dan Palmer, called for a 15.16 percent increase to the tax levy from $16,461,016 in 2013 to $18,955,771 proposed for 2014. Palmer said the 2014 budget was the first step in a five year plan to bring Essex County back to having a balanced budget. Ò Last year we tried to develop a three year plan to get us back to where we would no longer have to use fund balance and get us back to a balanced budget,Ó Palmer said. Ò This year, we looked at a five year plan where we would be back to a balanced budget by 2018. The other option was to make it a one year plan where you would have a 33 percent increase and then be back to a balanced budget. After discussion, it was determined that a compromise should be reached and that is why we filed the budget with a 15 percent tax levy increase. The larger the increase in the first year of an recovery plan, the larger the benefits you receive at the end of the plan.Ó Palmer said that the plan would call for a 10 percent increase to the levy in year two, eight percent in year three, five percent in year four and two percent in year five. Ò It is just a matter of how

you spread this increase out to the taxpayers, if you do it over three years or over five years,Ó Palmer said. Ò This will still be below the tax rate that was in place in 2004. We have still not exceeded that under the plan that was presented.Ó Palmer also suggested to board members that any cuts made from the tentative plan needed to be ones that would last. Ò If you are going to make an adjustment to the budget, then it should be a permanent adjustment,Ó Palmer said. Ò If you are going to take something out that is not permanent, then you are going to have issues in coming years.Ó The 2014 tentative budget calls for $94,917,464 in spending, a .09 percent drop from $95,000,115 in 2013. Revenues are expected to increase from $71,689,099 in 2013 to $72,938,431, leaving an expected shortfall of $21,979,033. Palmer said that the county would use $3,023,262 of appropriated fund balance to bring the levy number down to $18,955,771. Ò Our next budget is almost the same as the budget that you had last year,Ó Palmer said. Ò The Horace Nye sale and sales tax increases are helping to hold down the budget numbers over the next few years.Ó The board has until Dec. 20 to make final changes to the tentative spending plan.


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he winter months are fast approaching with all of their roadway dangers Ñ s now, slush, black ice and generally unsafe driving conditions. In the town of Elizabethtown, especially at the end of Lincoln Pond Road, the elements have always made for a challenging commute into the county seat. Now, that commute will be made a little more challenging. The New York State Department of Transportation announced this week that the bridge at the base of the intersection of Lincoln Pond Road and Route 9N will be bottle-necked to one lane, watched over by a three way traffic signal system. The lights will be placed at an intersection that, in the best of conditions, is one of the trickiest in Essex County. On the one side, you have a sharp slope coming down from Lincoln Pond Road, with several sharp and winding curves with varying elevations, making it hard to see if there is a car stopped in front of you until you are almost on top of it. On the other side, you have a pair of severely sharp turns coming in from Westport and I-87, again allowing for limited visibility even if drivers are operating their vehicles at a safe speed. The intersection is one of the busiest in the county. Many of the countyÕ s 500 employees come from towns like Westport, Moriah, Crown Point and Ticonderoga, using the two roads as their way into and from work. Anyone that has driven into Elizabethtown between 7:30 and 7:50 a.m. knows how long the wait currently is at the blinking light at the intersection of 9 and 9N. Now, the wait will be compounded at the new lights, where cars from three different directions will have to wait their turn. With all of this, the key words for drivers are going to have to be patience and safety. Drivers are going to have to have patience with each other and with the lights, which will be programmed based on traffic patterns throughout the day. Drivers are also going to have to make sure that they mind their speed and keep their eyes on the road ahead of them. While everyone who drives into Elizabethtown knows the patterns and what to expect, all of those patterns are now going to change and every driver must exercise caution to make sure they keep everyone else safe. This means slow down, keep you eyes off your phone or mirror, and be mindful of the weather conditions. For the DOT, they are going to have to take every precaution to make sure the intersection is safe. After all, one of the reasons there is not a full traffic light in Elizabethtown is because of the downhill grade coming from the county government center. At this new light, you will now have two downhill grades that are more acute funneling into the same junction. Reduced speed limits will need to be posted well ahead of the intersections along with signage and mobile billboards alerting drivers to the changes. These signs are going to have to stick around for a while, too, because once everyone gets used to the changes, it will be summer and all the summer traffic will return without a knowledge of the new traffic pattern. The fact of the matter is that the bridge has been red flagged by the DOT and has to be replaced because it has gotten to the point it can no longer withstand a proper traffic load. Given the importance of the intersection to central Essex County as well as the government center, we would hope that the Board of Supervisors would ask for a more expeditious ending to this matter. In Wadhams, bridge replacement work began in early spring this year and just recently concluded. While that was an inconvenience to many, it was not the main lifeline for a majority of workers in the region. It was also not the only way to get from one major town to another, as motorists could use the Lake Shore Road from Westport or County Route 12 from Elizabethtown to reach the towns of Essex and Willsboro in near identical times to traveling through Wadhams. In this case, commuters would have to commute through Westport, thus increasing traffic on their roads, and use one of several alternative routes in order to avoid the potential congestion or safety issues. We trust that the DOT and whoever is contracted to do the work on the bridge will do an outstanding job that will benefit the residents of the county for years to come, but while we stress patience for motorists when it comes to this latest North Country roadway inconvenience, we also must ask, canÕ t you speed it up a little? After all, it took just 18 months to replace the 2,200-foot span over Lake Champlain in Crown Point. You could easily throw a paperweight underhand in a brisk headwind the full length of the small bridge over the Boquet here in Elizabethtown. It would seem that it could be replaced in less than a year. Ñ Denton Publications Editorial Board

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America was leading the world. ver the last few weeks As I recall the events of the when channel surfday, our classmate returned ing on the television, thrilled at what she had seen. nearly every network has been She was only a few feet away featuring documentaries on the from the President, he looked upcoming 50th anniversary of right at her and waved. As she the assignation of President John was relaying her exciting enF. Kennedy. For a generation that counter, word reached the classlived through that tragic eventroom that shots had been fired ful period and the turmoil that at the President. We were all in seemed to follow, all it takes is Dan Alexander shock and as I recall she was one simple black and white picThoughts from totally destroyed. To be on such ture and you are not only comBehind the Pressline a high one moment and then to pelled to watch but somehow are have that moment shattered so left to relive those events and the quickly was almost too much for a young child feelings, once again. to comprehend. In many ways the entire naThe painful event still brings tears to the eye tion and perhaps much of the world was feeland the deep down sadness of why he was taking exactly the same way. We were all totally en from us. Everyone has a snapshot of where unprepared for what was to take place over the they were when the President was shot. So next few days and the next few years. many Americans felt a deep connection to this As a class we knelt and began to pray. We very likable man and his family. Please indulge soon learned of the PresidentÕ s fate. The exciteme, as I share my story. ment and optimism of those prior days seemed As a young 9-year-old boy, I was living in to vanish into thin air as we kept asking why Dallas, Texas at the time. A third grade classand no teacher, parent or adult could offer an mate who was to attend the landing of Air answer. Force One at Love Field, had prepared the As a wide eyed young boy the events of the class all week for her thrill of lifetime, an opnext few days were unimaginable. Everything portunity to get a glimpse of the President of came to a complete stop. I mean everything. the United States and the first lady. Our class We were all glued to our radios and television was able to touch that event through her parsets but unlike other parts of the nation the ticipation. As such we were all connected and anxiously awaiting her report back to the class. grief and fear in Dallas was compounded by the fact that he was shot and killed in our city. In that era, especially as young children, The nation would blame Dallas and somehow we were in complete awe of our President, a we had let the young President and the nation World War II naval hero on PT 109. He was the down. Over the weekend we would witness man who set us on the course to put a man on the moon. He saved our nation and perhaps the assassin being gunned down, putting further shame on the city and fueling even higher the world from nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was the man who challenged levels of fear as to exactly what was happening us to discovered what we could do for the na- and who was behind all this. I think no matter what age one was when tion, rather than what the nation could do President Kennedy was killed, none of us were for us. He made it clear that the tasks ahead would not be easy, but it was up to us to step ever quite the same again. We had something very special stolen from us the bright shinny forward and do our part. He inspired us. day in Dallas. Many call it a loss of innocence, At that time we had no talking heads on cable TV or talk radio hosts who would put IÕ ve heard others describe it as we lost our optimism and it was replaced with pessimism. the President down nor constantly oppose In retrospect perhaps no one, not even Jack his actions. In fact most radio stations would Kennedy could live up to the legend that is play a comic impersonator, a fellow by the President Kennedy and those thousand days name of Vaughn Meader who would lovingly of Camelot. But the 9-year-old boy in me still poke fun at the first family. We considered the White House to be Camelot, the stuff dreams believes we owe it to President Kennedy and future generations to reach for the stars, not and movies were made of and when youÕ re a because it is easy, but because it is hard. 9-year-old, red blooded American, there was no bigger star than the 35th President of the Dan Alexander is associate publisher of New United States and he was flying into our town Market Press. He may be reached at dan@newmaron that shiny new plane called Air Force One. This was an era of success and confidence and ketpressvt.com.


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JFK Memorial Concert Symphonic show

PLATTSBURGH — Symphonic Band presents “JFK Memorial Concert,” 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s death, SUNY Plattsburgh E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 22. The performance will be held on the evening of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s death, this concert will feature Leonard Bernstein’s “Fanfare for the Inauguration of John F. Kennedy” and Ronald Lo Presti’s “Elegy for a Young American.” The program will consist entirely of works related to the event: Leonard Bernstein’s “ Fanfare for the Inauguration of John F. Kennedy, Frederick Loewe’s “Highlights from Camelot,” Ronald Lo Presti’s “Elegy for a Young American,” James Curnow’s “Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew,” Frank Ticheli’s “American Elegy,” and two movements from Andrew Boysen Jr.’s Symphony No. 3 “JFK.” Boysen’s work features violinist Gabrielle Beauregard and soprano Mason Miller, a third-grader at Oak Street Elementary School. The concert promises to be a powerful event commemorating a landmark in American history. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information call 565-0145

High Peaks Band comes to Monopole

PLATTSBURGH — High Peaks Band will perform at the Monopole, 17 Protection Ave, 10 p.m. On Nov. 22. HPB incorporates Reggae, jazz, blues, calypso, gospel, progressive, classical, funk, jam, rock and folk into a unique blend that is called Smart-Jam. The band has been rocking New York since 2005, playing numerous original compositions as well as covers from Phish, Talking Heads, The Beatles and Grateful Dead. The bands names their musical influences are inspired by artists like Phish, Wilco, Zappa, Neil Young, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, and Genesis.

Night of the Nations brings home the world

PLATTSBURGH — Night of Nations annual showcase of student acts from around the world, SUNY Plattsburgh, E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, 101 Broad Street, 7 p.m. 253-8644 or woonkheng0608@gmail.com. Plattsburgh has become a top destination for international students in the SUNY system. The college currently enrolls 345 students, hailing from 63 countries. The show aims to celebrate diversity and differences in the vast student population that chooses Plattsburgh as their home. The school’s ability to create a caring, productive community, country and world, where peace and social justice are the norm, rests squarely on our ability to do this well.”

Mister F to perform at the Monopole

PLATTSBURGH — Mister F will perform at the Monopole, 17 Protection Ave, 10 p.m. on Nov. 23. Mister F was formed from a merging of artists from Timbre Coup, progressive rock band hailing from Albany, and Capital Zen, a rock/progressive/funk/ jam band based out of Glens Falls. The members Matt Pickering drums and vocal, Scott Hannay on keyboards/guitar/bass/vocals, Ben Pickering on guitar, bass and vocals and Andrew Chamberlaine on guitar and vocals bring their eclectic, high-energy performance to the stage.

Glass Onion to perform at Olive Ridley’s

PLATTSBURGH — Glass Onion performs at Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court Street, 10 p.m. on Nov. 23 and Nov. 27. The Plattsburgh-based band is a pop punk rock cover band . They bring to stage some of their usual tunes such as American Idiot, a Coldplay cover “Trouble” and many others. Admission ranges from $3 to $5.

“Trial of the Wicked Witch” to commence at NCCS

CHAMPLAIN — Northeastern Clinton Central School District Drama Club will present the fairy tale courtroom comedy, Trial of the Wicked Witch, Friday Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Francis “Bud” Moore Auditorium, 103 New York 276. In this crazy courtroom comedy, the Wicked Witch has finally been caught and hauled into the Court of Once Upon a Time. Charged with casting a spell on Sleeping Beauty, attempted poisoning of Snow White, kidnapping Rapunzel, and trying to eat Hansel, the Wicked Witch is has some explaining to do. Red Riding Hood heads up the prosecution with Evil Stepmother of Cinderella fame serving as the defense attorney. With the trial being overseen by the Fairy Godmother, a slew of the Wicked Witch’s alleged victims testify against her. Although she may have “wicked” in her name, council for the witch drums up plenty of witnesses to defend the Wicked Witch’s good character. The Trial of the Wicked Witch is a fresh, sassy take on many classic fairytales making the audience rediscover the stories they thought they knew.

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PLATTSBURGH — Disability Self Advocacy Support Group, North Country Center for Independence, 80 Sharon Ave, noon- 2 p.m. 563-9058. ELLENBURG — Turbo Kick class, Ellenburg Town Hall, 13 Brandy Brook Road, $7. 6- 6:45 p.m. ELIZABETHTOWN — Artisan Craft Fair, Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 U.S. 9, 11:30 a.m. -7 p.m. elizabethtownsocialcenter.org. ELLENBURG — Zumba dance-fitness party, Ellenburg Town Hall, 13 Brandy Brook Road, $5. 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Gallery Opening: The BIG Little Art Show of miniatures and very small works meet-the-artists reception, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, 5 - 7 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Symphonic Band presents “JFK Memorial Concert,” 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s death, SUNY Plattsburgh E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. 7:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — High Peaks Band will perform at the Monopole, 17 Protection Ave, 10 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 23

ELIZABETHTOWN — Artisan Craft Fair, Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 U.S. 9, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. elizabethtownsocialcenter.org. CHAZY — Harvest and Thanksgiving Story Time For children age 4 to 8 with Joann Trombly, Chazy Orchard Store, 9486 Route 9. 846-7676. SARANAC LAKE — Family Workshop “Creative Clay Tiles,” with Artist Carol Vossler, create a series of 4 tiles per family. Tell your family story or define your family “faves.” BluSeeed Studios, 24 cedar Street, 2 repeat sessions: 10 a.m. - noon, 1-3p.m. $50 per family (up to family of 4, $10 for each additional family member. PLATTSBURGH — Figure Drawing Practice Group, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. $5-$10, 563-1604. WILMINGTON — Military appreciation at Santa’s Workshop at North Pole, Free admission to all active duty military and their families, 10 - 4 p.m. 946-2211. WESTPORT — Westport library traditional Holiday Party with Wine Tasting, Silent Auction, 6 Harris Lane, 6-8 p.m. $15 donation is suggested. www.westportnylibrary.org, 962-8219. PLATTSBURGH — Night of Nations annual showcase of student acts from around the world, SUNY Plattsburgh, E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, 101 Broad Street, 7 p.m. 253-8644 or woonkheng0608@gmail.com. PLATTSBURGH — Pottery for Pets to benefit the Elmore SPCA, West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road, 5:30 p.m. $10. CHAZY — Story Time with Joann Trombly, Chazy Orchard Store, 9486 U.S. 9, for children age 4 to 8. 846-7676. PLATTSBURGH — Mister F will perform at the Monopole, 17 Protection Ave, 10 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Glass Onion performs at Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court Street, 10 p.m. $3-$5.

Sunday, Nov. 24

PERU — 4th Sunday Breakfast, Peru Memorial VFW & Ladies Auxiliary, 710 Pleasant Street Rte 22B, 9 a.m. - noon. $7. PLATTSBURGH — Free Yoga with Chelsea Varin, ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret Street, noon. PLATTSBURGH — Sinfonia Chamber Ensemble Concert, SUNY Plattsburgh E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 25

PLATTSBURGH — Figure Drawing Practice Group, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $5-$10, 563-1604. WEST CHAZY — Zumba combination class, JCEO, 62 Cemetary Road, 6 - 7:30 p.m. $5. LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid Institute Book Club to discuss “Mysteries and Intrigues Mark Book Club Selection,” Lake Placid Public Library, Main Street, 7 p.m. ESSEX — Monday Multi Level Yoga, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 4:30-5:45 p.m. $12. 963-4300.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

ELIZABETHTOWN — Free exercise class for people with arthritis or joint pain, Hand House, River Street, every Tuesday at 9 a.m. 962-4514 or susieb@localnet.com. 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. PLATTSBURGH — Realistic Freestyle Self Defense with Master Wolf, ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret Street, 5:30 p.m. $15. PLATTSBURGH — Realistic Freestyle Self Defense, ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret Street, 5:30 p.m. $15. 645-6960. PLATTSBURGH — Free 12-step Addiction Recovery Program every Tuesday night, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 26 Dennis Avenue, 5:30 - 6:30p.m. 561-1092.

Wednesday, Nov. 27

LAKE PLACID — LPCA Green Market Wednesday & Farmers’ Market, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 523-2512. www.LakePlacidFarmersMarket.com. ESSEX — Wednesday Multi Level Yoga, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 5:30-6:45 p.m. $12. 963-4300. LAKE PLACID — Wing Chun Kung Fu youth classes for students age 12 and older, 462 Averyville Lane, 4:30 - 6 p.m. 524-1834 or email ipmanwingchunlp@ gmail.com. PLATTSBURGH — Completely Stranded Stand Up Comedy at Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court Street, 8- 10 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Open Mic Night at the Monopole, 17 Protection Ave, 10 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Glass Onion performs at Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court Street, 10 p.m. $3-$5.

Thursday, Nov. 28

PLATTSBURGH — Open Portrait Sessions every Thursday, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 10 a.m. - noon. $5-$10. 563-1604. ESSEX — Thursday Vinyasa/Flow Yoga, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 10-11:15 a.m. $12. 963-4300. PLATTSBURGH — Realistic Freestyle Self Defense, ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret Street, 5:30 p.m. $15. 645-6960. CHAMPLAIN — Thanksgiving Morning Zumba, Time After Time Reception, 127 Elm Street, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. $5 suggested donation or equivalent value of nonperishable goods to be donated to the Champlain food shelf. 493-7556. WESTPORT — Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner, Westport Federated Church, 6486 Main Street, noon – 2 p.m. 962-4465. ESSEX — Kids’ Yoga Thursdays, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 4-5 p.m. $12. 963-4300. LAKE PLACID — Wing Chun Kung Fu Classes, 462 Averyville Lane, 4:30 - 6 p.m. 524-1834 or email ipmanwingchunlp@gmail.com. PLATTSBURGH — Still Life Painting practice group, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 6:30 - 8 p.m. $10. PLATTSBURGH — Rough Riders Jr. Rifle Team practice, Indoor Shooting Range located at the Plattsburgh Rod & Gun Club, 7450 Route 9 North, 6:30 p.m. Family membership $40 for the year, Students pay $5 a night to shoot. 298-7776. PLATTSBURGH — Jay LeSage & friends, to perform at Irises Cafe, 20-22 City Hall Place, 7 - 10 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 29

PLATTSBURGH — Disability Self Advocacy Support Group, North Country Center for Independence, 80 Sharon Ave, noon- 2 p.m. 563-9058. ELLENBURG — Turbo Kick class, Ellenburg Town Hall, 13 Brandy Brook Road, $7. 6- 6:45 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — North Country Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker,” SUNY Plattsburgh Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, 7:30 p.m. www.north-countryballet-ensemble.org. ELLENBURG — Zumba dance-fitness party, Ellenburg Town Hall, 13 Brandy Brook Road, $5. 6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 30

PLATTSBURGH — Figure Drawing Practice Group, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. $5-$10, 563-1604. LAKE PLACID — Wing Chun Kung Fu Classes, 462 Averyville Lane, 10-11 a.m. 524-1834 or email ipmanwingchunlp@gmail.com. ESSEX — Saturday Therapuetic Yoga, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 10-11:15 a.m. $12. 963-4300. SARANAC LAKE — Live at BluStage: Samuel James to perform, BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar Street, 7:30 p.m. $15, $12 BluSeed Members, 891-3799, www.bluseedstudios.org. PLATTSBURGH — North Country Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker,” SUNY Plattsburgh Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, 2 and 7:30 p.m. www.north-country-ballet-ensemble.org.

Sunday, Dec. 1

PLATTSBURGH — Free Yoga with Chelsea Varin, ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret Street, noon. PLATTSBURGH — Purple Sunday Shopping Relay For Life Craft and Vendor Fair, Gym at the City of Plattsburgh Recreation Center, US Oval. $3 donation for a door prize. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 569-7850. PLATTSBURGH — North Country Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker,” SUNY Plattsburgh Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, 2 p.m. www.north-country-ballet-ensemble.org.

Monday, Dec. 2

PLATTSBURGH — Figure Drawing Practice Group, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $5-$10, 563-1604. PLATTSBURGH — Senior Citizen Computer Club of Clinton County “Best Buy” meeting, Senior Citizens Center, 5139 North Catherine Street, 1:30 p.m. WEST CHAZY — Zumba combination class, JCEO, 62 Cemetary Road, 6 - 7:30 p.m. $5. ESSEX — Monday Multi Level Yoga, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 4:30-5:45 p.m. $12. 963-4300.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

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. PLATTSBURGH — Realistic Freestyle Self Defense, ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret Street, 5:30 p.m. $15. 645-6960. PLATTSBURGH — Trans Pacific Partnership Info Rally & Demonstration, Corner of Broad & Beekman streets, noon, 561-0291 PLATTSBURGH — Free 12-step Addiction Recovery Program every Tuesday night, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 26 Dennis Avenue, 5:30 - 6:30p.m. 561-1092.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

LAKE PLACID — LPCA Green Market Wednesday & Farmers’ Market, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 523-2512. www.LakePlacidFarmersMarket.com. UPPER JAY —The Affordable Care Act And The New York State Of Health Official Health Plan Marketplace, presentation by Jill Rock, Education and Outreach Specialist, Adirondack Health Institute, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N, 1-2 p.m. RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 26, 946-2644. ESSEX — Wednesday Multi Level Yoga, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 5:30-6:45 p.m. $12. 963-4300. LAKE PLACID — Wing Chun Kung Fu youth classes for students age 12 and older, 462 Averyville Lane, 4:30 - 6 p.m. 524-1834 or email ipmanwingchunlp@ gmail.com. PLATTSBURGH — “A Radical Church’s Journey” in Opposing Slavery to Be Showcased in Talk, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, 4 Palmer Street, 7 p.m. 708-5607, www.northcountryundergroundrailroad.com. PLATTSBURGH — Michael Fratino’s student guitar ensembles concert, SUNY Plattsburgh, E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, 101 Broad Street. 7:30-9 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Adirondack Jazz Orchestra performs at Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court Street, 8 -10 p.m. $3-$5.

Thursday, Dec. 5

ESSEX — Thursday Vinyasa/Flow Yoga, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 10-11:15 a.m. $12. 963-4300. PLATTSBURGH — Open Portrait Sessions every Thursday, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 10 a.m. - noon. $5-$10. 563-1604. ESSEX — Kids’ Yoga Thursdays, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 4-5 p.m. $12. 963-4300. PLATTSBURGH — Realistic Freestyle Self Defense, ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret Street, 5:30 p.m. $15. 645-6960. LAKE PLACID — Wing Chun Kung Fu Classes, 462 Averyville Lane, 4:30 - 6 p.m. 524-1834 or email ipmanwingchunlp@gmail.com. PLATTSBURGH — Still Life Painting practice group, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 6:30 - 8 p.m. $10. PLATTSBURGH — Rough Riders Jr. Rifle Team practice, Indoor Shooting Range located at the Plattsburgh Rod & Gun Club, 7450 Route 9 North, 6:30 p.m. Family membership $40 for the year, Students pay $5 a night to shoot. 298-7776. PLATTSBURGH — Open Mic Poetry Night, ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret Street, 8 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 6

PLATTSBURGH — Senior History Presentations of student’s independent research, Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center, 101 Broad Street, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 564-5212. PLATTSBURGH — Disability Self Advocacy Support Group, North Country Center for Independence, 80 Sharon Ave, noon- 2 p.m. 563-9058. SARANAC LAKE — Sparkle Village Craft Show and Sale, Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main Street, 4- 8 p.m. $2. 891-1990.or email: katy@saranaclake.com. ELLENBURG — Turbo Kick class, Ellenburg Town Hall, 13 Brandy Brook Road, $7. 6- 6:45 p.m. ELLENBURG — Zumba dance-fitness party, Ellenburg Town Hall, 13 Brandy Brook Road, $5. 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — The SUNY Plattsburgh Jazz Ensemble Winter Concert Herm Matlock, Mambo Combo and Shawn Parrotte, SUNY Plattsburgh, E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, 101 Broad Street, 7:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — The Schmooze performs at Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court Street, 10 p.m. $3-$5.

Saturday, Dec. 7

SARANAC LAKE — Sparkle Village Craft Show and Sale, Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main Street, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $2. 891-1990 or email: katy@saranaclake.com. ESSEX — Saturday Therapuetic Yoga, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 10-11:15 a.m. $12. 963-4300. PLATTSBURGH — Christmas Tea and Bazaar, noon- 3 p.m. Plattsburgh First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, corner of Brinkerhoff and Marian Streets. PLATTSBURGH — Figure Drawing Practice Group, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. $5-$10, 563-1604. PLATTSBURGH — Hot Neon Magic performs at Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court Street, 10 p.m. $3-$5.

Sunday, Dec. 8

TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Lake High Peaks Opera will host the annual Tri-Lakes Community Sing of Handel’s Messiah, at Holy Name Catholic Church, 113 Main Street, 3 p.m. WEST CHAZY — 2nd Annual West Chazy Auxiliary Holly Jolly Christmas Party, JCEO Building/West Chazy Town Hall, 7734 Route 22. PLATTSBURGH — Soulful Christmas 2013 presented by SUNY Plattsburgh’s Gospel Choir, E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, 101 Broad Street, 4-6 p.m. $15 general and $8 for students. www.plattsburghstategospelchoir.org. LAKE PLACID — Wing Chun Kung Fu Classes, 462 Averyville Lane, 10-11 a.m. 524-1834 or email ipmanwingchunlp@gmail.com. CHAZY — Christmas Open House at the Chazy Public Library, 1329 Fisk Road,


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Paying proper respects To the Valley News: Last week I was informed of the passing of Bob Purdy. Bob was a longtime family friend and confidante. I was appalled when I read the article in the Press Republican the day after his death which opened with numerous irrelevant items from BobÕ s distant past, including innuendo and misleading news stories from decades ago that were no longer newsworthy. ÒD onÕ t speak ill of the dead,Ó is an ancient code of common respect given to the departed. Though the Press Republican countered many calls and emails of complaint it got from the public by saying that the article, Òw as not a eulogy,Ó 24 hours after oneÕ s death is a tasteless time-frame for accusations against a man who was cleared of any charges. Though the article mentioned BobÕ s public service as Keene supervisor, the article did not mention how much time and energy Bob gave to the Town of Keene as a resident, such as the many times he drove the ambulance or fought fires, or the years that he would make sure everyone in his small town had Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas presents. So many people knew these stories of his many kind acts that it would have been easy for the paper to learn of them and instead write a true human interest story. Bob was a man with a heart of gold. The Town of Keene is a very special place and last weekÕ s mean-spirited article will not knock down the communityÕ s spirit. Keene went right to work re-

www.valleynewsadk.com building hours after Tropical Strom Irene without knowing what government aid they would receive, because like Bob, those in the North Country look out for those in need. That is his legacy. The Purdy family will go on as Bob leaves behind a strong family and countless friends who will not let his memory be tarnished. Andrew Quinn Lake Placid

Rail trail thoughts To the Valley News: As someone who is an avid bicycle rider, cross country skier and hiker I want to weigh in on the discussion about the possible conversion of the existing railroad corridor to a multiuse recreational trail. Regarding cycling, there are two basic types of cyclists; those who are road bikers and those who are off road or mountain bikers. Mountain bikers like a trail system that has lots of changing terrain and challenging twists and turns. The trail surface should be dirt and mud is accepted as part of the pleasure of the rides. Road bikers on the other hand most prefer paved surfaces and are looking for Òl oopÓ trails or for through routes that can be used for commuting or for long distance travel. Both groups enjoy having good parking and or amenities near the trails they want to use. My wife and I have done extensive riding in many parts of the

November 23, 2013 US and elsewhere and have experienced many forms of bike trails. Rail to trail conversions like the Warren County trail in the Glens Falls Lake George area and the Cape Cod Rail Trail are examples of excellent systems. Both are paved, both are in areas where there is a large recreational population and multiple access points. They both also have some interesting terrain along the route as they do not stick just to prior rail routes. On the other hand, the NYS Erie Canal Trail, the C&O Canal Trail and Le PetitÕ Nord Rail Trail in the Montreal area are unpaved and incredibly flat trails. We have ridden sections of both of these canal trails and became bored after just 15 miles and sought out nearby roads to complete our rides. The PetitÕ Nord Trail was even more discouraging. Every few miles we had to dismount and work our way around downed trees or other obstructions due to limited maintenance. A flat rail trail near Red Wing Minnesota that is paved is better but even that one is most enjoyable when used as a loop using roads for the return trip. My point here is that if we convert the local rail corridor to a trail to be used for biking, it will need to be paved to make it enjoyable and useful. It is too flat for mountain bikers to enjoy and too long for road bikers to want to use unless paved so it can be ridden at a decent pace. From a hiking or cross country ski perspective, a similar argument is true. The loop trails we have such as HenryÕ s Woods and the traditional Adirondack trails are more interesting because they have variable terrain and offer a round trip as opposed to an out and back trip that the rail trail offers. As a consequence, while discussing the advantages of conversion to a recreational trail sound good, the reality is that this is not a likely big draw with one exception. It will be a great match for the snow mobile enthusiasts. Removing the rails will make this corridor more snow mobile friendly and will provide a great throughway for them. On the rail side, the problem is that we are not looking at how to use this corridor in the 21st century. The best use is not for an engine pulling a few cars whether passenger or freight. A corridor like this needs multiple trips per day for smaller numbers of users. In Europe, they have developed very successful rail routes serving small and rural communities like ours by using single self propelled cars on the tracks. Having such service between the towns along the whole route from Utica to Lake Placid could indeed serve a real purpose. I look at some of the bigger issues we face down the road such as perhaps the need to combine the schools in Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid into a single district. Using a well timed rail service between these three communities could allow for speedy and efficient transport of students between the communities. We should protect the rail corridor but at the same time we do need to consider a side by side trail, especially between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid and near each other communities along the route but donÕ t expect an economic boon by replacing the rails with a single multi use trail. David G. Welch Lake Placid

Support hospice services To the Valley News: November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Many people facing life-limiting illness focus on thoughts of loss and separation. Awareness of this critical need allows us to remind your readers that hospice and palliative care are truly about living. Over the past 40 years the number of hospice programs in the US has grown from 1,500 to more than 5,000. High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care is a resource in our community that provides comfort, dignity and respect for people at a time of need. Professional medical staff, social workers, chaplains, and trained volunteers work with patients and families to tailor expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support according to their preferences. Hospice works with a patientÕ s personal physician to bring continuity of care to the highest level. Other support services help with managing lifeÕ s practical tasks as well as complicated issues related to their situation. Hospice can help to resolve conflict, to deal with financial issues and submit medical bills, and to face the burden of grief. Staff and volunteers assume these responsibilities so that patients and their families can live the fullest life possible. Hospice care providers accept lifeÕ s challenges. They are committed to increasing their skills and understanding in order to enhance the care they provide to each person they are privileged to serve. Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans. Care is provided wherever the person lives: in their home or at an extended care facility. Care is available to people of all ages, with any life-limiting illness, regardless of their ability to pay. If you or a loved one is facing a life-limiting illness, learning more about hospice and palliative care could be much more than you think. Meg Wood Executive Director High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care

Thankful for dinner support To the Valley News: We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who came to our first Chicken-n-Biscuit Dinner at the Holy Name Center, Au Sable Forks, on Election Day. Special thanks to our surprise visitor, the New York State health inspector (all was well). We are appreciative of all who were able to come and enjoyed the food and fellowship. The response was greater than we anticipated and we apologize for the inconvenience to those we were not able to serve. We will double our quantities for next year and hope you will give us the opportunity to serve you our wonderful dinner on November 4, 2014. May the coming holy seasons bring all of you GodÕ s Blessings. In ChristÕ s service, Fr. Kris Lauzon Pastor


November 23, 2013

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first took notice of the full power of a Full Moon during my two year stint working as a Residence Hall Director at Plattsburgh State. Invariably, I was the one who always pulled the short straw and ended up as the Director on Duty during a full moon weekend. In the course of my first two tours of duty scouting the campus for trouble, I encountered more drunken students, accidental injuries and similar instances of nonconforming behaviors than I experienced for the remainder of the school year. And mind you, Plattsburgh State was a really notorious party school during the 1970Õ s and Ô 80Õ s. Exhibitions of bad behavior and misconduct were the rule, rather than an anomaly. The Residence Hall staff always worked closely with the Campus Police to lower the level of disobedience. However, we quickly learned where the term Ô lunacyÕ comes from, as we witnessed the normally sane students run amuck like lunatics for two full nights of near full lunar exposure. On weekends with a forecast of a full moon, the Director of Residence Life regularly issued Moonlight Madness alerts to warn of bad behavior. Janitorial staffers often used their personal days on Mondays, following a full moon event. There was usually just too much of a mess for them to deal with. By now, readers of this column are probably wondering what any of this ancient history has to do with a current outdoor column. Well, the point of this background story is to illustrate the power moon phases affect all animals, even humans. Last weekend, many whitetail hunters came to realize this power, as the Rutting Moon came to pass. This moon phase, is often confused with the Hunter Õ s Moon which occurred on Sept. 19 this year. The Rutting Moon, which occurred on Sunday, Nov. 17 is the single, most important date in a deer hunter Õ s year, as it signals the peak of the rut, the whitetails mating season. By the time you read these words, the rut will have already peaked, and the bucks will still be looking for love in all the wrong places. As evidenced by the behavior of college students I witnessed in the 1970Õ s, all animals are affected by the pull of the moon. Animal House wasnÕ t a documentary film, but it wasnÕ t all fiction either. Fortunately for deer hunters, evidence has well established that a majority of whitetail does will be in peak estrus through the end of the week. This is also a timeframe when bucks get weak in the knees, after chasing down all the does they can find. It is also a time when hunters get weak in the knees after putting in some long cold days on the stand, waiting for their buck to stroll by. Over the past weekend, it was evident that deer were on the move. We had over a half dozen sightings, with just two shorts days in camp. If the weather cooperates, (read snow and cold), I expect there will be a lot of deer taken this weekend.

Whitetails 101: The Learning Curve

My first trip into hunting camp came at the ripe old age of 11, which is considered rather late by most Adirondack standards. On my first trip, I was a guest at the Niambi Hunting Club, which was located near North Creek. My own children first went to hunting camp when they

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were still too young to walk all the way. My packbasket always got heavier as the closer I got to camp, with the girls curled up among the hunting clothes, food and other essentials. I made up for my late start by asking questions, and listening to a lot of experienced hunters. Although I am far from an experienced hunter, I do recognize some of the best advice IÕ ve learned in my quest to improve my odds of harvesting a buck. Unfortunately, there is not one, single solution to the puzzle. Rather, it is comparable to a long series of steps that must be taken in order to reach the top of the hill. Shooting skills are just the beginning. Scent control probably ranks second. Learn to monitor the wind regularly. A pocket full of puffball mushrooms is very useful in this regard. A major key to the process begins by observing deer, which is very difficult to do if you donÕ t know where to find them. When you do find deer, which are often out in the fields during the late summer, take the time to study their shapes. Note the flat back, the four posts of legs, the flicker of white from the tail. Other obvious tell tail signatures are the black dot of a nose, the black sheen of a hoof, the square shape of a full body or the point of an ear. You need to get really good at recognizing just the parts and pieces of a deer, before youÕ ll ever have a chance to see a whole one. They have an amazing ability to blend into the natural cover and simply disappear. It may seem to be difficult, but finding and recognizing deer are the easy part of the puzzle. The really tough part is controlling your emotions, and the accompanying adrenaline. Buck fever isnÕ t a joke, as most hunters have experienced a bout or two of the malady. It begins with the shakes and ends with deep breathing and alot of Ò what ifÕ s.Ó In between is usually a bit of hell. It often begins with the first sighting, and grows as the target gets nearer. On average, a hunter has less than seven seconds from first sight to final shot. ThatÕ s about the length of time it took you to read this paragraph. In that timeframe, a hunter must confirm the deer is actually a buck, and small horns are often difficult to see when theyÕ re hidden by large ears. It is an almost impossible feat to accomplish when the background is all brown, and especially when it includes beech whips. This must be accomplished as your breathing becomes difficult and your knees grow weak. On my first experience hunting with a bow, I could hardly move when a deer appeared directly below my stand. I was frozen like a teenager awaiting a kiss on the first date. I didnÕ t know what to do, as my heart was nearly pounding out of my chest. But I remembered the advice of a friend. DonÕ t look at the whole deer, focus on one point of aim and be sure to follow through and watch the deer Õ s reaction. Often the reaction will provide an indication of your aim. Mark the line it runs in your mind. One of the most common mistakes a beginner makes is

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Former Elizabethtown resident, Fred Myers sent along these photos of some of the trophy whitetail deer he has been raising on a large private ranch in Texas. Even though the whitetails were still in velvet when the photos were taken, the size of the headgear is truly amazing. Fred and his brother Tom continue to spend their time on the hunt whenever time permits. It is easy to understand the reason why. to rush things after a shot. It is only natural to want to hurry over and see if you hit it. Fight the urge. One old timer advised me to pack a pipe full of tobacco immediately after you shoot, and donÕ t go looking for the deer until youÕ ve finished it. If you missed, youÕ ll be calmed down. If you hit it, the deer will likely have run a ways and died. Never pressure a deer thatÕ s been hit, they can run a long ways on adrenaline, and itÕ s always a long drag home. Leave your hat, or some other item as a marker on the location where your took the shot. It will help you to find where the deer was when it was hit. A hunter Õ s best weapons are patience, persistence and perseverance. It is a mindset that becomes a mantra. It is a learned behavior that is only achieved through confidence. It is not fun to go back out on a cold miserable day when the wind is whipping snow into your eyes and the only thing you can see is your own breath. Be on your watch in the dark, and exit the woods after the sun has set.ThatÕ s what flashlights are made for and itÕ s what real hunters are made of. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at brookside18@adelphia.net.

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LaFountain tops list of Devil’s Bowl Speedway Rookies By Justin St. Louis

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RUTLAND, Vt. Ñ DevilÕ s Bowl Speedway will toast top local stock car drivers from the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at its annual Banquet of Champions in Rutland, Vt., Feb. 1. Among the competitors to be honored on stage are Rookie of the Year winners from each of the trackÕ s four weekly racing classes. The Banquet of Champions will be at the Holiday Inn Rutland/Killington in Rutland. Jamie LaFountain, 29, of Keeseville, N.Y., will collect Rookie of the Year honors for his efforts in the headline Bond Auto Parts Modified division. LaFountain built a consistent record in his first year of racing

at Devil’s Bowl, finishing in the top 10 in nine of his 17 feature starts and taking twelfth in the overall championship standings. He outdistanced Bruce Schwab and Emily Quinn for the freshman crown. Bristol, Vt., driver Josh Masterson posted three Late Model victories on his way to the divisionÕ s Rookie of the Year crown. Feature winner Brandon Atkins finished a close second followed by Johnny Scarborough, Seth Bridge, Carol Parker, and Tommy Eriksen, Jr. Four first-year racers were bunched tightly together in the intermediate Renegade class, with 20 year-old Brad Bushey of Fairfax, Vt., taking the Rookie of the Year title. Bushey won twice to beat teenagers

Area All State concert this weekend CLINTONVILLE Ñ On Friday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 23, AuSable Valley Junior/Senior High School is hosting the New York State School Music Association Zone 6 Area All-State Music Festival. Around 274 talented high school music students from 18 school districts from Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties will spend two days rehearsing as part of two choral ensembles or two instrumental ensembles. These rehearsals will culminate with a concert on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 23, at 2:30 p.m. at the AVCS high school auditorium. Admission to the concert is $5/ person or $15/family.

Stephen Donahue, Ray Germain, Jr., and Richard Lowrey, III. Two-time winner Chuck Bradford of Addison, Vt., ran to the Rookie of the Year crown in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock class. Lacey Hanson, Lance Masterson, Kyle Sorensen, Jason Sabourin, and Scott FitzGerald were next in line. Separately, Todd Stone of Middlebury, Vt., will be honored as the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Rookie of the Year presented by Jostens at a ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 13. Though he was not eligible for the weekly DevilÕ s Bowl rookie program, StoneÕ s 10-win Modified championship season and his status as a first-year NASCAR license holder allowed him

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Jamie LaFountain (no. 20) of Keeseville will be crowned the Bond Auto Parts Modified Rookie of the Year at the Vermont Devil’s Bowl Speedway Banquet of Champions in Rutland Saturday, Feb. 1. MemorEvents photo to claim the national honor, beating way office at 261 Randbury Road drivers from more than 50 sanctioned in Rutland. To reserve a room at tracks. the Holiday Inn in the DevilÕ s Bowl Tickets for the local banquet can Speedway block, call 1-800-462-4810 be ordered by calling (802) 265-3112 or 802-775-1911. or visiting the DevilÕ s Bowl Speed-

SARANAC LAKE Ñ BluSeed Studios is pleased to offer a family workshop titled Ò Creative Clay Tiles.Ó Artist Carol Marie Vossler will lead participants in creating a series of four tiles per family that define your family “faves.” Stencils, glazes and firing are included in the price. Two independent sessions of this class will be offered Saturday, Nov. 23. The morning class will run from 10 a.m. until noon, and an afternoon session (repeat of the morning class) will run from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $50 per family per session (up to family of 4. $10 each for additional family members) includes all instruction, material and firing. To register for these classes or for more information call 891-3799 or email admin@bluseedstudios.org.

Global Food Festival to be held

LAKE PLACIDÑ The Cowboy Restaurant and Bar will be holding its first Global Food Festival in celebration of the food and cultures from around the globe. The event will take place on Monday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. at The Cowboy in Lake Placid. The evening will feature tastings of food from various countries, drink specials, live music from a local band The Rainy Day Ramblers, a raffle with great prizes and fun games for the kids. The Cowboy is selling tickets for this event which can be purchased in advance at the restaurant for $25, on the door for $28, under 21 $20 and kids 8 and under are free. The ticket includes all the food, one house drink from the bar and the live music. For further information please contact Vicky Breyette 837-5069 or adkvic@gmail.com.

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OBITUARIES MARY LOU MOORE MAR 08, 1939 - NOV 13, 2013 Mary Lou Moore of Venice, Ireland, MaryJane (Jerome) Florida, formally of WestRigoroso of Yonkers, NY., port, NY and Margaretville, Clorinda Moore of WadNY, passed away peacefully hams, NY and Hildegard on November 13, 2013 at her Moore of Elizabethtown, NY. home. She was She is predeborn in Marceased by her garetville, March sister Shirley 8, 1939, to the Mead and brothlate George er in law Denis Decker and HeMoore of Wadlen (Halcott) hams NY. Decker. She is Mary Lou was a survived by her loving wife and husband of 53 cherished her years, Joseph time with family, Moore of Venice especially time FL., son William with her grand(Kristen) Moore of Lake children. She had the best of Placid, NY, daughter Jennifer all worlds, enjoying time in (Jeff) Kucera of Lubbock TX, the Adirondack and Catskill grandchildren Sean, Chelsea, Mountains of New York in Kalina and Cecilia. She is the summer and fall, and further survived by brothers then heading South to William York of Prescott, Venice, Florida in the winMI., Robert (Rosie) Decker of ters! She loved entertaining Palm Bay, FL., sisters Betty friends and family in both Little of Andes, NY, Irene places, and was an excellent Decker of Margaretville, NY, host and fabulous cook. Marie Mead of Schenectady, There are no calling hours at NY, Beverly Banks of Delhi, this time, a memorial service NY, brother in law Patrick will be held in Westport, NY Moore of Ogdensburg, NY, in the Spring 2014. To share a sisters in law Margaret memory visit Moore of Paramus, NJ, www.farleyfuneralhome.com Jeanette Moore of Galway,

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www.valleynewsadk.com ROBERT R. PURDEY AUG 20, 1935 - NOV 13, 2013 Elizabethtown and Keene; family and going for rides in Robert R. Purdy, 78, passed the car with Denise. He was a away early Wednesday special person who will be morning, missed. November 13, 2013, at his Survivors include his loving home. wife Denise of Bob was born Elizabethtown; August 20, 1935 His daughters in Greece NY, Diane of Keene; the son of the Tammy Leon of late Wilmont Milwaukee, WI, Monty and Anna Heather (Rob) Lorraine (Burritt) Shaw of Lake Purdy. Bob was Placid; Nichole also predeceased (Ty) FitzGerald by his son Bobby of Colchester Vt. in 2006. and Brittany Bob was a veterPurdy of Elizaan of the US Air Force, servbethtown; his daughter-in ing from 1952 until 1956.He law Debbie of Peru; his sister was Supervisor of the Town Beverly (Paul) Greenwood of of Keene from 1970 until 1982 Keene and his brother and from 1992 until 1997, He Ronald (Katy) Purdy of served as the Essex County Keene; his grandchildren ErFire coordinator for several ic, Zachery and Ali Leon, years. Bob was a member of Thomas Vassar, Nicholas and the Keene Volunteer Fire DeLauren Shaw, Emily, Leah partment for 48 years and and Andrew FitzGerald and served as Commissioner of Shelby and Jake Purdy; his the Department for a time. great grandchildren Lucas He was very active in the Leon and Emmitt Ives; his NYS Association of Counties Aunt Betty Smith of and Towns. Bob was a forRochester, NY, and several mer National Chairman of nieces nephews and the US cousins. Olympic Bob Sled CommitA Memorial Service will be tee and was a bob sled driver held Saturday November 23, for many years. He was a 2013 at 11:00 AM at the member of the American LeKeene Valley Congregational gion Post 504 in AuSable Church. Funeral arrangeForks and a former long time ments are under the direction member of the Keeseville of the Edward L. Kelly Lodge 2072 BPO Elks. Funeral Home in Schroon Bob had many friends all Lake. over the country. He was The family would like known for his jolly personalimemorials to take the form of ty, storytelling, humor and donations to the Keene Volhospitality. He enjoyed cookunteer Fire Department, ing, attending his childrens' Keene, NY 12942, or St. Jude athletic events, riding his Childrens Hospital, 501 St lawn mower on the lawn or Judes Place, Memphis Tn. around town, and he espe38105. cially enjoyed being with his

November 23, 2013 WENDY I. HOGLE DEC 10, 1950 - NOV 11, 2013 Wendy I. Hogle Chazy, Rick Hogle and his Plattsburgh/Swanton, VT wife Alana of Swanton, VerWendy I. Hogle, 62, of Cormont, and Laurie Glode of nelia Street, Plattsburgh, died Peru; sister-in-law, GeorgianMonday, November 11, 2013 na Hogle of Mooers; and sevat Fletcher Allen eral nieces, Healthcare in nephews, greatBurlington, Vernieces, and great mont, following -nephews. a courageous She was predebattle with canceased by her cer. For the preparents; brother, vious few G. Wesley Hogle; months, Wendy and sister-in-law, has resided with, Carol Hogle. and been cared Calling hours for by her brothwere held Saturer and sister-inday, November law in Swanton, VT. 16, 2013, from 12:30 to 2 PM She was born in Plattsburgh, at the Hamilton Funeral December 10, 1950, the Home, 793 Gilbert Road, daughter of George Matthew Mooers. A funeral service and Hilda Mae (Armstrong) followed at 2 PM at the Hogle. Wendy was a graduHamilton Funeral Home ate of Mooers Central School Chapel. Burial followed in Class of 1970. She worked the Mooers Riverside Cemefor the City of Plattsburgh for tery. many years. In lieu of flowers, donations Wendy loved the color red, in her memory may be made and Christmas. She enjoyed to the Adirondack Humane collecting Christmas memoSociety, PO Box 2603, Plattsrabilia including snow burgh, NY, 12901, the Clinglobes, music boxes, stuffed ton County Christmas Buanimals, and of course - anyreau, 1403 Military Turnpike, thing red. Though Wendy Plattsburgh, NY, 12901 or the never had any of her own, charity of one's choice. she was known for her love The family would like to of children. She helped raise thank the nurses and staff at her nieces and nephews, and Franklin County Home safely helped elementary stuHealth and the Physicians dents cross the street as a and staff at Fletcher Allen guard. Wendy loved country Healthcare, for the kindness music, reading a variety of they showed Wendy, and books, and watching nostalfamily. gic television. She loved all In Wendy's memory, please animals, especially cats. wear red today. Survivors include her comArrangements are in the care panion, Reginald Pratt of of the Hamilton Funeral Plattsburgh; siblings, Wayne Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Hogle of Gouverneur, Cheryl Mooers. To light an online Hogle and her companion candle and offer condolences Beverly Hodge of Pensacola, in the memory of Wendy Florida, Melody Bourgeois Hogle please visit www.ham and her husband Robert of iltonfuneralhome.com

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DEC rids Adirondack pond of non-native fish to restore fishery LONG LAKE Ñ The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently completed a major effort to eradicate non-native fish from Lower Sargent Pond in Hamilton County, DEC Regional Director Robert Stegemann announced today. The pond will be stocked with fish next year to reestablish the high quality, naturally reproducing native brook trout fishery that had existed there before its population was depleted due to the presence of the non-native fish. Ò Native brook trout populations have been significantly reduced in the Adirondacks and other areas throughout the east, but we are committed to restoring these populations in local waters,Ó said Director Stegemann. Ò This tremendous coordinated effort will ensure the continued existence of a natural aquatic community and provide a high quality wilderness fishing experience for anglers.” Providing a high quality wilderness fishing experience on Lower Sargent Pond promotes Gov. CuomoÕ s Ò NY Open for Hunting and Fishing Initiative,Ó which has improved recreational activities for in-state and out-of-state sportsmen and sportswomen, and boosted tourism opportunities throughout the state. This initiative includes the streamlining of hunting and fishing

licensing along with reduced license fees, improved access for fishing at various sites across the state and increased regional hunting and recreational opportunities. The eradication of non-native fish, followed by restocking with native brook trout is a key component of DECÕ s Brook Trout Restoration Program. DEC is a partner in the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture (http://easternbrooktrout. org/), which is working to protect, restore and enhance brook trout populations and habitats across their native range. For decades Lower Sargent Pond was considered a high quality fishery, which sustained a natural reproducing brook trout population. It was one of the most popular fly-in fishing destinations in the Adirondacks, and many anglers would walk the two miles into the pond to fish for brook trout. As the abundance of largemouth bass increased in the pond, the brook trout population severely declined. In 2012, no young brook trout were present; only large, older brook trout that had been hatched before the bass population had grown. The decline in the brook trout population was not due to overfishing. The primary causes were illegal fish stocking and use of bait fish.

The eradication of non-native fish from a water body is known as a Ò reclamation.Ó The reclamation procedure is used to return the water to a historic natural aquatic community, provide higher quality fishing opportunities and, where possible, to reintroduce endangered fish species such as round whitefish. The reclamation of the 131-acre Lower Sargent Pond is the largest reclamation in New York State in several decades. A considerable amount of resources and a extensive coordination were needed to complete the reclamation over a five-day period. The effort included the participation of dozens of DEC staff from various regions and programs, and assistance from the State Police Aviation Unit for helicopter transport of personnel, equipment and supplies. There were 37 trips by helicopter during the project, but many workers still had to walk two miles to and from the nearest road carrying equipment and supplies. Non-native fish, such as bass, yellow perch and golden shiner, negatively impact the native fish communities and ecosystems of Adirondack waters. Non-native fish prey on the eggs and young of native fish. They out compete brook trout and other native fish by consuming large quantities of zooplankton (very small

Taste of the North Country brings out local flavors and fun in Plattsburgh By Katherine Clark

katherine@denpubs.com PLATTSBURGH Ñ The Taste of the North Country was savored at the North Country Chamber of CommerceÕ s annual fundraiser Nov. 7. Ò It was bigger than ever, just great food, great people and a chance for people to learn about different area businesses and their services and products,Ó said Jody Parks, Executive Vice President of North Country Chamber of Commerce. The festivities brought more than 800 people and about 24 vendors out for a night of food tasting combined with silent and live auctions at the 16th annual event. Ò This is one of our biggest annual fundraisers,Ó Parks said. Ò The money we raise helps us provide services to local businesses and helps keep the cost of membership down.Ó Between the roughly 800 tickets sold and the more than 350 live and silent auction items, Parks said the Chamber raised about $25,000. The event featured food and drink from numerous chamber businesses and vendors. The auctions featured a variety of items including: gift cards, services such as oil changes and spa treatments, furniture, advertising packages, travel and stay at local resorts, gift baskets, clothing, and more. Attendees were invited to take a tasting tour around the room to try desserts, entrees, drinks and more from area businesses. Restaurants and food providers in attendance included:

aquatic animals) and other prey food that the native fish feed upon. It is illegal to move fish from one water body to another without a permit from DEC. The possession or use of fish as bait is prohibited in Lower Sargent Pond and many other trout ponds in the Adirondacks to prevent the introductions of non-native fishes. Adirondack heritage strain Little Tupper brook trout will be stocked in the pond next year. It is projected that in the next three to five years, Lower Sargent Pond will once again be a high quality wilderness brook trout fishing destination. Brook trout thrive on a diet of insects and other invertebrates, and grow to a large size in ponds that do not have minnows as forage. The current state record brook trout is a 6 pound fish caught in an Adirondack wilderness pond that contains no other fish species. Minnows can become abundant in a pond or lake and compete with brook trout for food Ð decreasing the brook trout population. More information on protection of native brook trout, impacts of non-native fish, rotenone and other topics can be found on the DEC Protecting Adirondack Fish web page at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/31920.html.

Christmas bazaar scheduled

LAKE PLACID Ñ St. Agnes School in Lake Placid will once again be holding its annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the school gymnasium. It is a great event to fill in all of your holiday needs and get in the spirit of Christmas. There will be baked goods, gifts, toys, crafts, wreaths, trees, holiday plants and lots of raffle and silent auction items. Lunch will be served and complimentary babysitting is available while you shop. Vendor space is available. Please contact Kathleen at school at 523-3771 or email at info@stagneselementary.com for more information.

Chorale announces holiday shows

ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ The Pleasant Valley Chorale will present its holiday program, Ò Songs of the ShepherdsÓ in two concerts: Friday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Community Church and again on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Elizabethtown. The program features a wide variety of holiday favorites.

THE W OUND C ARE C ENTER THE W OUND C ARE C ENTER AT A DIRONDACK MARE EDICAL C ENTER THE W OUND C C ENTER AT A DIRONDACK M EDICAL C ENTER AT A DIRONDACK M EDICAL C ENTER Students Maya Zaborek and Sarah White of Paul Smith’s Baking and Pastry Arts school bring desserts around for patrons at the Taste of the North Country event at the SUNY Plattsburgh Field house Nov. 7. Adirondack Chocolates; AnthonyÕ s Restaurant & Bistro; Butcher Block; Conroys Organics, Inc.; Culligan Water; DameÕ s Discount Liquor and Wine Specialty Shop; DickeyÕ s Barbecue Pit; Elfs Farm Winery and Cider House; Latitude 44 Bistro; Liquor & Wine Warehouse; My Cup of Tea Cafe & Tea Room; Ninety-Nine Restaurant; Paul Smiths College - Baking & Pastry Arts; PepsiCola Bottling Company; Perkins Restaurant; Plattsburgh Brewing Company; RambachÕ s Bakery & Fudge; SamÕ s Club; Samuel DÕ s; Sodexo at Clinton Community College; Texas Roadhouse; The Ground Round and Walmart Supercenter. Ò The food is what people really come for, and the auction items,Ó Parks said. Ò How can you go wrong with the Candy

Man and AnthonyÕ s Restaurant all in the same room?Ó Other area businesses like Party Effects set the tone of the evening with music and Overtime Photography offered guests a photo strip keepsake of the evening. During the festivities people in the crowd browsed the many auction items, ate and danced to the music. As the music played, two bidders, Josue Chanduvi owner of GrandmaÕ s Candy Shop in Plattsburgh and his business advisor Diane Smith began to dance directly in the center of the gymnasium floor. Ò I think itÕ s a great event, great people. IÕ ve met people and wanted to get out of the house,Ó Chanduvi said. The pair said they didnÕ t care if they were dancing alone in the room, the event

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was a chance to not only make business connections but to also have fun. Ò If youÕ re not having fun youÕ re not trying hard enough,Ó Smith said. For business owners the event is a way to network with members of the community. Parks said businesses can show off their goods and services to a new group of people and learn about the needs of their customers at events like this. Ò ItÕ s a nice way of meeting people,Ó George Saris, a Water Quality Specialist with Culligan Water said. For more information about the Chamber, visit their website at www.northcountrychamber.com. Intern Camille Daniels contributed to this story.

Alzheimer’s Awareness high school tourney set By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ ItÕ s time to hit the hardwood. For the third year, the North Country basketball season will begin with the AlzheimerÕ s Awareness Basketball tournament, played at two sites over two weekends and featuring several local hoops teams. Ò Our goal is to keep the money local and all contributions will go directly to the outstanding programs at the AlzheimerÕ s centers in Elizabethtown and Saranac Lake,Ó former AuSable Valley head coach and tournament director John Konowitz said. For Konowitz, the fight against AlzheimerÕ s is personal.

Ò Eight years ago at age 57, my wife Judy was diagnosed with the disease,Ó Konowitz said. Ò For the past two years we have held the tournament and raised over $36,000. The response from the school administrators, sponsors, athletic directors, coaches, players, support staff, faculty, referees and people of the North Country has been staggering.Ó Konowitz said that the referees have again donated their time to the event. The opening games of the tournament will be held at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School opening Friday, Nov. 22. Girls varsity basketball will take center stage as the Westport Lady Eagles will take on the Ticonderoga Lady Sentinels at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Elizabethtown-Lewis Lady Lions and Willsboro Lady Warriors at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, Nov. 23, the consolation game will take place at 2:30 p.m., followed by the championship game at 4 p.m. The boys will take to the Moriah Central School court Friday, Nov. 29 when the Ticonderoga Sentinels and AuSable Valley Patriots tip off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Moriah Vikings and Elizabethtown-Lewis Lions at 7 p.m. The following day, ELCS will play Ticonderoga at 2:30 p.m., followed by AuSable Valley playing host Moriah at 4 p.m. Along with the games, there will also be raffles at halftime of each game with Syracuse basketball tickets, New York Giants v. Seattle Seahawks football tickets, a chainsaw from Adirondack Hardware and more, all donated by local businesses.

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Clinton County Real Estate Transactions

Date Filed Amount 10/31/2013 $220,000 10/31/2013 $78,000 11/1/2013 $84,500 11/1/2013 $21,000 11/1/2013 $110,000 11/2013 $20,561 11/1/2013 $65,000 11/4/2013 $145,000 11/4/2013 $55,000 11/4/2013 $150,000 11/4/2013 $70,000 11/4/2013 $15,000 11/4/2013 $276,676 11/6/2013 $215,000 11/6/2013 $141,000 11/6/2013 $34,500 11/6/2013 $135,000 11/6/2013 $79,300 11/6/2013 $108,500 11/6/2013 $179,000 11/5/2013 $10,500 11/6/2013 $85,000 11/6/2013 $21,000 11/6/2013 $102,084 11/7/2013 $250,000 11/7/2013 $216,000

Seller Jeffrey Latinville Roberta Wiggins Robert Stiles Colin Archer, Cynthia Reich Susan Massie Juanita Strack LaJammier TRB Development LLC Gerald Trombley

Buyer James Latinville

Location Plattsburgh Stephen Macnerland,Jessica Macnerland Champlain Christopher Chagnon, Alanna Lautenschuetz Saranac Leon Dussault, Nordic Sun Enterprises Black Brook Stephen Bowes, Alrene Bowes Dannemora William Duprey, Diana Duprey Mooers Oval Development LLC Plattsburgh Keith Brior, Vicki Brior Ellenburg Laura Jefferson, Laura Jefferson Rock Michael Thibodeau, Candy Thibodeau Champlain Maurice Hodhod, Laurice Bouassaly, Heather West Deare George Purdue Champlain Daniel Menard, Jane Menard Mooers Don Dixon, Margaret Dixon Karen Otoole, Judy Bruette Joseph Marcoux Peru Fort Scott Estates LLC Robert Dandrow, Joanne Dandrow Plattsburgh Robert Dandrow Sr., Joanne Dandrow Sandra Desso, Brian Desso, Jody Desso Plattsburgh Christopher Raville Gary Nephew, Tammy Nephew Plattsburgh Jonathan Whitmarsh, Andrea Whitmarsh Timothy St Pierre, Theresa St Pierre Peru Joseph Patnode, Judy Patnode Keith Armstrong, Krista McCallister Peru Gerald Bushey Harry Decker Plattsburgh Lillian Cookman Samantha Farina Champlain Daniel BArriere, Krystol Barriere Glenn Lyons, Anita Bodrogi Plattsburgh Gerald Hamelin, Constance Hamelin Ellenburg Martin Brothers, Tina Brothers Brynn Boyer Erin St Louis Plattsburgh Hazel Williams Michael Baker, Katie Baker Plattsburgh Christopher DeAngelo Jared Fishman, Meaghan Lamica Plattsburgh Presbyterian & Congregational Church David Baker, Jennifer Baker Chazy Steven Spring Joseph PAtnode, Judy Patnode Schuyler Falls

Essex County Real Estate Transactions Date Filed 11/7/2013 11/6/2013 11/8/2013 11/7/2013 11/8/2013 11/7/2013 11/6/2013 11/8/2013 11/6/2013 11/7/2013 11/6/2013 11/7/2013 11/6/2013

Amount $335,000 $190,000 $145,000 $120,000 $183,000 $40,000 $170,000 $125,251 $60,000 $227,500 $73,000 $40,000 $175,000

Seller SUSAN ADAMS JANET ALEXANDER ARBRO HOLDINGS LLC Timothy Baker, Deborah Pelkey Daniel Boothby John Burke William Calmbacher Chad Garcia, Marla Garcia Paul Norton, Laurie Norton Dennis Perpetua III, Lauren Polvere Phinney Properties LLP Vistaco Llc Weber Willis Llc

Buyer DAVID PRIEST, JESSICA PRIEST MEPPEN SCHUYLER LLC DAVIDSON CLARK Stephen Sama, Bronwen Perkins Thomas Boothby, Anne Trout VISTACO LLC

Location NORTH ELBA CHESTERFIELD Chesterfield North Elba Wilmington North Elba Angelo Cannistraci, Patricia Cannistraci Schroon Essex County Jay Kelly Allport Elizabethtown Steven Shumway, Frances Shumway Jay R L Vallee Inc Ticonderoga North Elba Roberto Kutschat Neto Zachary Randoplh, Gemini Randoplh ST ARMAND

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November 23, 2013 NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION NOTICE OF COMPLETED APPLICATION Date: 11/01/2013/Applicant: JOSEPH LANE/Facility: LANE PROPERTY/2605 E LAKE RD|SKANEATELES LAKE SKANEATELES, NY 13151/Application ID: 7-3150-00596/00001/ Permits(s) Applied for: 1 - Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters/1 - Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification/Project is located: in SKANEATELES in ONONDAGA COUNTY Project Description:Applicant proposes 160 linear feet of Skaneateles Lake shoreline erosion and vegetation control to consist of anew limestone wall. In addition, applicant proposes to construct a new 600 square foot raised deck over-watercovered platform. The site is 2605 East Lake Road, Skaneateles.Availability of Application Documents: Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, itis recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.SEQR Lead Agency None DesignatedState Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination. The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservationregulations. Availability For Public Comment Contact PersonComments on this project must be KEVIN R BLISSsubmitted in writing to the Contact NYSDECPerson no later than 11/21/2013 1285 FISHER AVEor 15 days after the publication date CORTLAND, NY 13045-1090of this notice, whichever is later. (607) 753 -3095/

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EVERGREEN HIGH VOLTAGE, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 8/22/13. Office location: Essex County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, P.O. Box 9, Lake Placid, NY 12946. General Purpose. VN-11/9-12/14/20136TC-53955 -----------------------------

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name: NORTHEASTERN STATES KILNS, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with New York Secretary of State (SSNY) on September 11, 2013. Office location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Northeastern States Kilns, LLC, 25 Ellsberry Lane, Willsboro, NY 12993. Purpose: Purchase and operate kilns and all other legal purposes. VN-11/23-12/28/20136TC-53997 ----------------------------PUBLIC NOTICE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER The Village of Keeseville Has Levels of Haloacetic Acids (HAAs) Above

Drinking Water Standards Our water system has violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our consumers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation. We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. The violation is a result of water samples collected in 2012 and 2013. The average concentration of those samples exceeds the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for Total Haloacetic Acids. The MCL for Total Haloacetic Acids is 60 mcg/l (micrograms per liter). The average concentration of the Total Haloacetic Acids taken from October 2012 through September 2013 was 72.9 mcg/l. What should I do? If you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor. You may also wish to use

an alternative water supply as your primary drinking water source (e.g. bottled water certified by NYS DOH). What does this mean? This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. Haloacetic acids are a group of chemical that includes mono-, di-, and trichloroacetic acids and mono- and dibromoacetic acids. Haloacetic acids are formed in drinking water during treatment by chlorine, which reacts with certain acids that are in naturally-occurring organic material (e.g., decomposing vegetation such as tree leaves, algae or other aquatic plants) in surface water sources such as rivers and lakes. The amount of haloacetic acids in drinking water can change from day to day, depending on the temperature, the amount of organic material in the water, the amount of chlorine added, and a variety

of other factors. Drinking water is disinfected by public water suppliers to kill bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illnesses. Chlorine is the most commonly used disinfectant in in New York State. For this reason, disinfection of drinking water by chlorination is beneficial to public health. Some studies of people who drank chlorinated drinking water for 20 to 30 years show that long term exposure to disinfection by-products (possibly including haloacetic acids) is associated with an increased risk for certain types of cancer. However, how long and how frequently people actually drank the water as well as how much haloacetic acids the water contained is not known for certain. Therefore, we do not know for sure if the observed increased risk for cancer is due to haloacetic acids, other disinfection by-prod-

ucts, or some other factor. The individual haloacetic acids, dichloroacetic acid and trichloroacetic acid, cause cancer in laboratory animals exposed to high levels over their lifetimes. Dichloroacetic acid and trichloroacetic acid are also known to cause other effects in laboratory animals after high levels of exposure, primarily on the liver, kidney and nervous system and on their ability to bear healthy offspring. Chemicals that cause effects in animals after high levels of exposure may pose a risk to humans exposed to similar or lower levels over long periods of time. What happened? What is being done? We are working with a consulting engineer and the New York State Department of Health to evaluate the water supply and researching options to correct the problem. For more information, please contact the

Village Office at 8349059. VN-11/23/2013-1TC54000 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE Notice of the Willsboro Fire Commissioners election to be held on December 10, 2013. The Willsboro of Fire Commissioners shall hold election according to Town Law 175 for the purpose of electing One (1) Fire Commissioners for a peried of Five (5) years - (From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2018) All candidates must file a petition signed by Twenty-Five qualified voters from the Willsboro Fire District, with the District Secretary by November 30, 2013. By Order Of, Jean Gay Secretary Willsboro Fire Commissioners VN-11/23-11/30-20132TC-54098 -----------------------------


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