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LAKE PLACID Ñ Due to recent weather conditions ORDA has decided to postpone the Lake Placid Loppet and Kort Loppet until Saturday, March 8.

Racers take to the ice in Tupper By Keith Lobdell

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SARANAC LAKE Ñ Au BluSeed Studios presents Ò Live at BluStage: Emish,Ó Saturday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m., after the fireworks for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Admission is $18 and $15 for BluSeed members. Reservations recommended by caalling 891-3799 or admin@bluseedstudios.org. For more, visit bluseedstudios.org.

TUPPER LAKE — It could be called NASCAR on ice. The Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club (AMEC) is scheduled to bring automotive ice racing to Tupper Lake for the fourth time in their 60 year history this weekend, Jan. 25-26. Dave Burnham of AMEC said the group races six classes of cars on approximately .75 to 1.3-mile road courses from mid-January until early March. Ò We race all over the Adirondacks, mostly in the southern end,Ó Burnham said.

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SARANAC LAKE Ñ Saranac LakeÕ s Thursday night Ceilidh (kā’ lee) Session Players along with the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce and Dockery Chiropractic are sponsoring a Celtic music jam session at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake during this yearÕ s Winter Carnival Saturday, Feb. 1, from 8 to 10 p.m. The carnival theme is Celtic Carnival and the group plans to play a number of tunes from throughout the six regions of the Celtic Nation. All musicians are welcome, and the public is invited free of charge. For more information or for a list of the tunes to be played contact Joe Dockery at 8912240.

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SARANAC LAKE Ñ North Wind Fine Arts presents the photography of Russ Hartung with an opening reception Feb. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at their 11 Woodruff Street location. The show will run through the month of February. For more information, visit northwindfinearts.com.

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Members of the Ice Palace Workers 101, or IPW 101, work on the construction of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace Jan. 19 as a “frosty” model displays IPW 101 clothing. The Winter Carnival begins Jan. 31. Photo by Pete DeMola

Saranac Lake gears up for Carnival By Pete DeMola pete@denpubs.com

SARANAC LAKE Ñ For residents of this former logging town, some traditions never die Ñ theyÕ re just frozen in Flower Lake and thawed out each year for the east coastÕ s longest-running winter carnival. For 10 days, this small village seven miles from Lake Placid will host a constellation of over 100 events spread across the frigid landscape, including three sets of fireworks, parades, musical performances and demonstrations from a wide variety of local organizations, from woodsmen to women tossing custom-designed frying pans.

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While it may be easy for newcomers to lump the carnival in with the flotilla of oneoff wintertime events that dot the North Country, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

has a long and storied history speckled with a cast of colorful characters and quirky traditions. Ò People tended to make their own fun, like stage sets for festivities,Ó said Harrietstown Historian Mary Hotaling on the roots of late-nineteenth century community events. Ò It was the way that people tended to entertain themselves.Ó The first record of a wintertime gathering in Saranac Lake was a blurb in the Feb. 25, 1897 edition of the Essex County Republican that mentioned a, Ò fancy dress gathering,Ó held by a group called the Pontiac Club. About 100 people attended, dressed in masquerade-type attire, to watch a hockey match. Little else is known and it wasnÕ t until the following year that the events morphed into a singular carnival that included a boys-only Ò prize fancy skating contest,Ó an exhibition by visiting professional figure skaters from Utica, a “hocking

match,Ó and the Ò grand illuminating and storming of the ice fortress.Ó Festivalgoers would pretend to storm the fortress like a castle, said Andy Flynn, former Denton Publications Asssistant Managing Editor who currently works for the Lake Placid News, whoÕ s become something of an expert on the history of the carnival. Ò Different groups would storm in from different angles,Ó said Flynn, author of Ò Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Memories,Ó describing an activity that was in fashion at the time. Flynn said the carnivalÕ s modern-day fireworks that draw upwards of 10,000 spectators still contain echoes of wartime displays. The crowd watches the opening fireworks from behind, he said. And during the closing, the public is assembled in the middle of the action. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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Bill Owens not seeking re-election in 21st Congressional District Jay Supervisor, BOS Chair Randy Douglas ‘would not rule out,’ run at seat

Who’s in, who’s out, who might for New York 21st By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ The announcement last week that Congressman Bill Owens would not be seeking re-election in November has both Republicans and Democrats moving around the deck chairs to seek out their top candidates for what may be a wide-open contest. The status of the race has been changing daily as candidates either opt in or out. With Democrats still looking to regroup after the Owens, who lives in Plattsburgh, announcement, some Republicans have put their names into the race, while others have backed out. Currently, the biggest name in the race is Republican Elise Stefanik, a Willsboro resident who has received backing from former NY-21 candidate Doug Hoffman of Lake Placid as well as Former state Sen. Raymond Meier and 2012 Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan, whom she worked for on the campaign trail. Ò I worked for President George W. Bush in the Domestic Policy Council and the office of the Chief of Staff,Ó Stefanik said in a September interview with the Valley News. Ò I thought it was the privilege of my life to see the decision making process at the highest level.Ó Stefanik added she learned a lot from her time in the West Wing about what she felt was proper leadership. Ò In the meetings with the Chief of Staff, everyone had a seat at the table and every opinion mattered,Ó she said. Ò That is not how all White Houses are run.Ó Also announced as candidates for the GOP are Joseph M. Gilbert of DeKalb Junction and Michael F. Ring of Adams Center. Taking her name out of contention was State Sen. Betty Little of Queensbury, who said in a Jan. 21 press release that she, Ò will run for reelection to the New York State Senate as I had planned.Ó On the fence is former Congressional candidate Matt Doheny of Watertown, who has said he is considering another run for the position.

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Congressman Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh), left, is pictured during a tour of the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery in 2013. Owens announced last week that he will not seek re-election for his seat in the 21st Congressional District. Photo by Keith Lobdell

At current, no Democrats have thrown their hat into the ring to replace their political peer in Owens. Addie Russell, a state assemblywoman from the 116th District, announced Jan. 17 that she would not seek the position. Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randy Douglas of Jay has stated that he would not rule out running for the position. Many thought he would be the Democratic

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candidate when Teresa Sayward retired from the state assembly before the 2012 election, but he declined. Former Essex County Democratic Committee Chair Stuart Brody, who lives in the town of Essex, has also expressed interest, along with Jon Cardinal, Lee Kindlon of Albany, former Congressman Scott Murphy of Glens Falls, and John Sullivan of Saratoga Springs.

WASHINGTON D.C. Ñ With little fanfare, Representative Bill Owens’ (D-NY 21) office issued a press release Tuesday announcing that he will not be seeking re-election for the Assembly seat he currently holds. In the brief release, Owens thanked family and friends, and expresses his desire to Ò undertake new endeavors,Ó and to spend more time with his family. Ò After careful thought and consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election for the 21st Congressional District in November,Ó the release quotes Owens as saying. Ò It has truly been a privilege to serve, and I plan on continuing to work for a brighter future for the region.Ó Owens said he will serve out the remainder of his term focusing on the same issues, including the passage of a Farm Bill, that he has been working on since being elected in November of 2009. There is no word if Owens is planning on endorsing any candidate to run for the 21st Congressional District seat in November. Three Republicans, Joseph Gilbert of St. Lawrence County, Michael Ring of Jefferson County, and Elise Stefanik of Essex County have already announced their intent to run for OwensÕ seat. No Democrats have announced the intention to run yet, but Randy Douglas (D), Jay Supervisor and Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman, said he would have to discuss the matter with his family and staff, but would not rule out the possibility of running. Ò Politics aside, Bill has been an excellent Congressman,Ó said state Assemblywoman Janet Duprey. Ò On a personal level IÕ m going to miss him. I wish him the very best going forward.Ó Ò I want to thank Congressman Owens for his service representing this district. I think regardless of which side of the isle youÕ re on, he should be commended for being an advocate on behalf of New York 21,Ó Stefanik said.


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hile we applaud Gov. Andrew CuomoÕ s ongoing efforts to revitalize and open up the North Country through a series of forward-looking proposals and policies, weÕ re skeptical about the trial balloon he floated at the state of the state Address on Tuesday, Jan. 8 that will, if enacted by state lawmakers, suspend driverÕ s licenses for life for motorists found guilty of driving while intoxicated three times in their lifetime. DonÕ t get us wrong: WeÕ re not advocating reckless behavior and our hearts are with those who have lost loved ones as a result of impaired motorists, but we feel such an upgrade to the already-severe state DWI laws would be needlessly punitive, urban-centered and would hog tie the courts and strip them of the autonomy required to adjudicate cases based on extenuating and local circumstances. Punitive. WeÕ d like to think that a clear line of demarcation between youthful indiscretion and lifetime stupidity is drawn after a pair of alcohol-related brushes with the law. WeÕ ve all done ridiculous things in our youth and none of us are the same people that we were a decade ago, much less 25 years ago. Under a Three Strikes law, otherwise law-abiding citizens who made two mistakes during their adolescence Ñ a time when the frontal lobe, the part of the brain that controls decision-making isnÕ t yet fully matured Ñ can have their lives irrevocably remain in pieces a half-century later. Revoking someoneÕ s license later in life after just one more lapse of judgement, say driving a short distance down an unpopulated stretch of rural road while just a sliver over the .08 BAC limit, would be counterproductive and serve no real purpose other than to strip people of their livelihoods Ñ especially if theyÕ re self-employed rural residents who depend on their vehicles to provide for their families. Taking away a personÕ s right to self-determination would only add to the stateÕ s bloated welfare ranks and cripple a population that needs a life preserver Ñ not an anchor. Urban. The governorÕ s proposal sees its roots based in bills put forth to their respective chambers in 2012 by Martin Golden, the state senator and former cop from Brooklyn who sponsored the SAFE Act, and state assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican who represents parts of Brooklyn and Staten Island. Both lawmakers represent heavily urban districts that provide a robust blend of highly developed public and private transportation networks, including subway and bus lines, livery and private car services, pedicabs and even rickshaws, that fan out through densely-packed urban neighborhoods that for many residents, offer most, if not all, of their day-to-day needs and are easily navigated by foot or bike should one choose to do so. The North Country, on the other hand, is rural, remote and provides no such networks despite covering an area larger than the state of Rhode Island, making vehicular transport a must, not only for work and rec-

reation, but also for social engagement. A Three Strikes amendment would not only disproportionately affect the wide swath of the state who depend on their vehicle for their daily needs, but would also preemptively punish them for their choice of residence and would drastically limit their recreational choices. It also would kneecap small businesses that depend on alcohol sales to stay afloat and impact healthy social interaction as residents choose to stay put over the risk of venturing out to a local establishment to fend off the long, gloomy winters that have more in common with the classic 1980 Stanley Kubrick film The Shining than the romantic glitz and glamor of the New York metropolitan area where friends, family and fun are just a subway stop away. Hogtied. Stripping local authorities from discretion in handing down sentences is further evidence of an overreaching state apparatus, one that fails to take into account extenuating circumstances, namely those of a local nature. How would the law affect, say, emergency personnel and first responders called away from their homes to assist an elderly resident? How about a sportsman, one who had no intention of going anywhere after an outdoors tipple, speeding a wounded buddy to a medical facility after a potentially fatal interaction with our gorgeous-yet-deadly natural landscape? Or any other circumstance derived from this breathtaking, yet underserved, section of the state? And like with other mandatory minimum sentences Ñ including the federally-imposed requirements imposed upon courts in the mid-1980s to combat the countryÕ s growing crack epidemic that are now starting to be rolled back based on a quarter-century of accrued data Ñ a Three Strikes proposal would put the wrong sort of people out to pasture for too long and would bog down a justice system thatÕ s already mired in superfluous cases. Instead of reducing local judgesÕ autonomy, we should be increasing their discretion and letting them make decisions that represent the best interests of the communities in which they serve Ñ not edicts imposed by faraway strongholds of power that have only the most basic cultural and geographical understanding of the communities which they aim to protect. Again, while weÕ re appreciative of the stateÕ s renewed interest in the North Country and look forward to strengthening the bond with our friends to the south, this proposal spells three strikes against the region and we canÕ t help but feel as if other, more progressive and locally-based efforts can be undertaken to combat the scourge of drunk and impaired driving thus ensuring safe roads, healthy social networks and long-term economic sustainability for the region. ThatÕ s something we can get behind, no seat belt required. Ñ

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and the retraining of the hile discussAmerican workforce to ing job creadapt to the new deation and mands of the technology training at a recent reand the world market. gional workforce investGovernment support ment board meeting, we programs cannot provide were told not to expect a substitute for creating much changing over the new jobs that are necesnext few years until the sary for new tax revenue nation undergoes an adand development of our ministrative change in Dan Alexander community economies. 2017. Thoughts from Jobs must be created by The Workforce Investthe private sector so that ment Act (WIA) was Behind the Pressline more taxes are generated passed in 1998 under the while unemployment is Clinton Administration replacing the Job Training Partnership decreased -- especially by the long term Act (JTPA) as the largest single source unemployed -- for the whole economy to expand. of federal funding for workforce develEven Pope Francis seems to underopment activities. WIA was designed to create a universal access system of one- stand that simple fact. Ò The rich must stop career centers, which would pro- help, respect and promote the poor,Ó vide access to training and employment he recently said. Ò I exhort you to genservices for a range of workers, includ- erous solidarity.Ó Clearly His Holiness ing low-income adults, low-income understands that we need greater genyouth, and dislocated workers. As part erosity from those who can give and of the American Recovery and Rein- not more mandatory income redistribuvestment Act of 2009, Congress made tion brought about by government intervention. Charities not only perform substantial, badly-needed new investbetter than governments when offering ments in WIA. assistance, but their efforts are focused Since then, WIA has limped along appropriately based on their specific waiting for reauthorization to help enpurpose and community. sure our nationÕ s workers receive the The simple thought that workforce services and support they need to go development is not one of our nationÕ s back to work and begin rebuilding our economy and their lives. The underly- highest priorities and instead is a topic ing purpose of WIA is to ensure that to be bantered about in the next presievery U.S. worker has an opportunity dential election is a serious waste of time and great loss of opportunity. Ò ItÕ s at good employment. Unfortunately, over the last few the economy, stupidÓ shouldnÕ t just be a great political one-liner when seeking years, dollars and initiative have been office but must be one of the three top scarce. One would think that rebuilding the economy, focusing on training and priorities of all elected officials. The only way to get our economic education to keep pace with the world economy, would be one of our highest engine running at full throttle is to priorities. The American worker has al- unleash the American entrepreneurial ways wanted nothing more than an op- spirit and ensure that we are preparing our children, the underemployed portunity to prove their worth. In prior and the unemployed worker to meet generations, a Ò jobÓ was considered to workplace demands. This is what the be the pathway to prosperity. This theory was endorsed by both Workforce Investment Act was created Democrats and Republicans as no one to address. Leaving that valuable reever doubted the resolve and creativity source on the sidelines during the next few years, seems a terrible waste of of the American worker to overcome whatever obstacles may be placed in time and money to me. his or her way. But in recent years, more dollars and greater emphasis has been Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denplaced on government handouts and ton Publications. He may be reached at dan@ support programs than on job creation denpubs.com.


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LAKE PLACID — Local creative Martha Gallagher is known for her multi-faceted performances as a harper, singer, songwriter, storyteller, humorist and actress. Having gained international renown for her unique approach to playing the harp — as well as how she incorporates the instrument into her music and live performances — Gallagher is scheduled to take to the stage with her new one-woman show, “Where the Heart Is.” Organizers: “What Gallagher will also bring to the stage with her is a unique partnership she and High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care (HPHPC) have created for 2014. In the role of what could be considered an ambassador, Gallagher will entertain her audiences, but also hopes to help raise awareness about the mission of and services provided by HPHPC through her songs and stories.” Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 7:30pm, $15/$12 (adults/students and seniors). Call 518-523-2512 for ticketing info. PLATTSBURGH — Giovanina Bucci will perform at Irises Cafe & Wine Bar, 20-22 City Hall Place. Call 518-566-7000 for info. PLATTSBURGH — Funkwagon will perform a set of we presume will be funk. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave. Call 518-563-2222 for details. PLATTSBURGH — Wingmen will perform at Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court Street, 10pm. Call 518-324-2200 for details. SARANAC LAKE — Special “meet the artists” opening reception at BluSeed Studios for the second annual “Abstraction” juried art competition. Works in the abstract have been submitted by area artists and selected by this year’s juror, Linda Sweeney. During the reception, a “Peoples’ Choice Award” will be voted on by attendees of the reception and cash prizes and Honorable Mentions will be awarded. 5-7pm, free. 24 Cedar Street.

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LAKE PLACID — Having gained international renown for her unique approach to playing the harp — as well as how she incorporates the instrument into her music and live performances — Lake Placid’s Martha Gallagher is scheduled to take to the stage with her new one-woman show, “Where the Heart Is,” a celebration of life in song, story and in-the-moment inspirations. Features guest appearances by multi-instrumentalist Sue Grimm Hanley, percussionist Brian Melick and guitarist Dennis Gallagher. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 7:30pm, $15/$12 (adults/students and seniors). Call 518-523-2512 for ticketing info. Image: Martha Gallagher

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PAUL SMITHS — Join guild certified Feldenkrais instructor Uwe Mester for these ‘Effortless Standing Awareness through Movement’ lessons. A separate session, “Lengthening the Hamstrings Without Stretching,” will follow at 2pm. Paul Smith’s College, 10am, $25-$30. PLATTSBURGH — North Funktrere will perform. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave. Call 518-563-2222 for details. PLATTSBURGH — Gallery opening for local artist Kevin Sabourin to feature live acoustic music, refreshments. ROTA Gallery and Studios, 5-7pm, 50 Margaret Street. Runs ‘til Wednesday, Feb. 5. SCHROON LAKE — Benefit concert for the Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue (CMVHR) will feature the Vintage Country Band. Ten-dollar donation includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage served alongside live music and dancing. The rescue’s co-founders will share horse rescue stories in addition to raffle of an oil painting by a local artist, 50/50 and CMVHR clothing will be available for sale. All proceeds will benefit the horses at CMVHR, the awardwinning not for profit organization founded in 2003 to restore horsemanship, the heritage and humane treatment of the horse. For more info, contact Sandy Hayes at 518-926-8578, Nancy Van Wie at 518-962-8512 or visit Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue on Facebook or the web at cmvhr.org. Schroon Lake Fire Hall: 1pm, $10.

CHAMPLAIN — Champlain and Mooers area youth are invited to the Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest at St. Mary’s Academy. Organizers: “Boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are eligible to compete and winners of each council’s age groups and gender can advance to district, regional, upstate and NYS level competitions.” The district level playoff will immediately follow the local contest. The regional champion contest will be held on March 8 at Massena High; the NYS Championship contest is slated for the West Point Military Academy this spring. For info, contact Mark Badger at 297-2124 or Don LaPierre at 236-7654. Starts start at noon, 1129 Route 9. ESSEX — Start the weekend out on a limber note with Saturday yoga at Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness. 10-11:15am with instructor Michelle Maron. Call 518727-7014 for details. ESSEX — Join instructor Cache Hartzell for this yana yoga workshop. Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness, 1-4pm. Call 518-727-7014 for reservations.

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Monday, Jan. 27 ESSEX — Start the week out on a limber note with Saturday yoga at Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness. 10-11:15am with instructor Michelle Maron. Call 518-7277014 for details. LAKE PLACID — Join the Lake Placid Institute Book Club in discussing The Girl with the Gallery by Lindsay Pollack at the Lake Placid Public Library. Organizers: “As a young woman who began as an impoverished Jewish immigrant, Edith Gregor Halpert broke the social rules of the early 20th century when she opened the Downtown Gallery, one of the first in Greenwich Village. Today, she is credited with turning the art world upside down and creating the market for American modern art by cultivating important collectors, introducing folk art, and discovering and promoting then unknown artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Ben Shahn. 7pm, free.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival, a selection of the best films from the annual eponymous mountain-centric festival, touches down for the fifteenth time to Lake Placid, this time at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. This year’s selection of ten films showcases over two hours of “magnificent cinematography telling powerful stories that reflect a wide range of mountain experiences and portraits from mountain sports, culture and mountain environment to adventure.” 7pm, $22/$19 (door/advance). Reservations recommended: 518523-2512. Visit lakeplacidarts.org for exact screening slate and schedule. Image: Scene from Ready to Fly. Credit: Dan Campbell

UPPER JAY — “January Jams” at the Upper Jay Art Center’s Recovery Lounge sees performers of all levels perform at the converted automobile factory. 2-6pm, call 518-946-8315 for details..

JAY — Join the Jay Entertainment and Music Society (JEMS) for a night of music by local musicians. Amos and Julia Ward Theatre: 7pm, $6, free for kids. Contact hbenfield21@gmail.com for more info.

TUPPER LAKE — The Wild Center to host world premiere of a new film, Water Falls, produced by NASA and created exclusively for spherical screens like the Center’s Planet Adirondack. Water Falls introduces the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission to the public and explains the mission’s profound importance to everyone who lives on Earth. The Wild Center | 45 Museum Drive, 11am-3:30pm

Banff Film Festival, Sunday, Jan. 26

PLATTSBURGH — Starting today, non-profit org ROTA Gallery and Studios is calling for art from community members to be displayed in a “nerd-themed” art show to accompany the upcoming, annual event ROTACON. Organizers: “Show your talent and love for comics, video games, anime, and all things nerdy! The showcase is open to all art mediums, original comics, illustrations, and fan art.” Dropoff point is at the ROTA Gallery on 50 Margaret Street. Artwork will be on display from Feb. 8th through Feb 24th. There will be a 30% commission on art sold; a 15% commission for ROTA members. Visit rotaexhibitions@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Wind Ensemble to perform at LPCA. The program, titled “Contrasts,” features the premiere of the new work “Living Things” by Montreal composer Melissa Hui and commissioned by the Adirondack Wind Ensemble. Also on the program are Sergei Prokofiev’s “March, Op. 99,” PDQ Bach’s “Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion” and H. Owen Reed’s “La Fiesta Mexicana.” Directed by Daniel Gordon. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 7:30pm, $15/$12 (adults/students and seniors). Call 518-523-2512 for ticketing info.

CHAZY — Award-winning bluegrass outfit the Gibson Brothers will perform at Chazy Central Rural School. From PopMatters: “Eric and Leigh Gibson might have, pound-for-pound, the most impeccably fine-sounding traditional bluegrass band on the contemporary scene. ...the reason these guys can’t lose is that, quite simply, they sound so great. Eric and Leigh sing bluegrass’ tightest harmony blend, and, instrumentally the group plays with unmatched alacrity and taste.” Help My Brother, the upstate New York-based outfit’s tenth album, won the prestigious 2011 IBMA Album of the Year Award and the quintet were voted 2013 Entertainers of the Year at the IBMA World of Bluegrass 24th Annual Awards. For tickets, call Dick’s Country Store at 518497-3253.. Image: The Gibson Brothers

PLATTSBURGH — The Adirondack Wind Ensemble to perform at SUNY Plattsburgh’s E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall: 2pm, $10 (free for students).

CHAZY — Award-winning bluegrass outfit the Gibson Brothers will perform at Chazy Central Rural School. From PopMatters: “Eric and Leigh Gibson might have, pound-for-pound, the most impeccably fine-sounding traditional bluegrass band on the contemporary scene. ...the reason these guys can’t lose is that, quite simply, they sound so great. Eric and Leigh sing bluegrass’ tightest harmony blend, and, instrumentally the group plays with unmatched alacrity and taste.” Help My Brother, the upstate New York-based outfit’s tenth album, won the prestigious 2011 IBMA Album of the Year Award and the quintet were voted 2013 Entertainers of the Year at the IBMA World of Bluegrass 24th Annual Awards. For tickets, call Dick’s Country Store at 518-497-3253.

LAKE PLACID — Three-piece fiddle, guitar and percussion outfit Jack and the Heroes will perform. Smoke Signals, 9pm, free.

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and dancing enjoyment. VFW Post 309, 12-4pm, free.

LAKE PLACID — Banff Mountain Film Festival, a selection of the best films from the annual eponymous mountain-centric festival, touches down for the fifteenth time to Lake Placid, this time at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. This year’s selection of ten films showcases over two hours of “magnificent cinematography telling powerful stories that reflect a wide range of mountain experiences and portraits from mountain sports, culture and mountain environment to adventure.” Selected from 510 entries from over 21 countries,some highlights of the eight films that will be previewed, including Ready to Fly, recipient of the Best Feature Award that follows ski jumper Lindsey Van and her colleagues on their arduous 15 year fight to achieve equality in the Olympic Winter Games. 7pm, $22/$19 (door/advance). Reservations recommended: 518-523-2512. Visit lakeplacidarts.org for exact screening slate and schedule. PERU — Donny Perkins & Old Country Grass Band to perform for your listening

LAKE PLACID — Book signing with YA author Donna Jo Napoli. Her latest novel, the vitiligo-themed Skin, was released in August 2013 and garnered both public and critical acclaim. The Bookstore Plus, 4pm. For more info, visit thebookstoreplus. com or call 518-523-2950. LAKE PLACID — African Dance Class every Tuesday ‘til March 4 at the LPCA Annex 7:30 - 8:30PM. $8 drop-in or $60 for entire series. Contact info: 518-791-9586.

LAKE LUZERNE — Adirondack Folk School will hold an informational session and fundraiser at the Long Horn Restaurant & Pub at Lake Vanare. Organizers: “Got the winter blues or cabin fever? Want to learn what the Adirondack Folk School is all about? Join us for an evening of family-friendly bingo, music, and a full menu. Learn more about what’s happening this year at the Adirondack Folk School: over 250 classes, special events and programs, free evening programs and so much more. Come see what we have to offer.” 5pm, call 518-696-2400 for more info. LAKE PLACID — National Sports Academy to hold Open House reception. Organizers: “Prospective students and their families are invited to tour the school, meet our coaches, teachers and students, visit classes, and learn about scholarships for local students. We offer programs for students in grades 8-PG in competitive skiing, luge, figure skating, boys hockey, girls hockey, recreational skiing and outdoor education.” For more info, call 518-523-3460. PLATTSBURGH — Join the Plattsburgh City School District’s gym teachers for a spirited night of volleyball. All skill levels welcome. Bailey Avenue Gym: 6:309:30pm: $2/session. Call Annmarie Curle at 518-572-4857 for info on seasonal rates. PLATTSBURGH — Join Host Mike Pedersen and Plattsburgh’s amateur poets, musicians, comics and others every week at Monopole’s Open Mic Night: 9pm, 7 Protection Ave. Call 518-563-2222 for food and drink specials. PLATTSBURGH — DJ Skippy will be taking requests at Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court Street, 10pm. Call 518-324-2200 for details.

Thursday, Jan. 30 PLATTSBURGH — DJ Skippy will take requests at Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court Street, 10pm. Call 518-324-2200 for details. SARANAC LAKE — “Open Minded Mic Night” at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake hosted by Crowfeather, a new, local, original band. Seasoned and new performers are invited to share their voice and ideas in a professional acoustic setting. Artist/performer sign up is limited to twelve and begins at 7:00 pm. Four spaces are reserved for newcomers until 7:15. Performance is at 7:30pm. Admission $3. 518891-3799 for more information.

Friday, Jan. 31 AUSABLE — Local Hypnotist Michael Blaine to perform at the AuSable Valley Middle High School Auditorium at an event hosted by the Class of 2016: 7pm, 6pm. $35/$10/$8 (family of four/adults/students). For more info, contact Scott Carter at 518-834-2800 or send him an email at carter.scott@avcsk12.org. LAKE PLACID — Asbury Shorts, New York City’s longest running short film exhibition, returns to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts with their acclaimed touring showcase of award-winning short films, “The Asbury Short Film Concert”, described as a “fast-paced and hilarious program of outstanding short films selected from the world’s top film festivals, including Oscar contenders and international honorees.” Genres include comedy, drama and animation. Recommended for ages 16 and up, 7:30pm. Call 718-510-6929 for details. PLATTSBURGH — Ashley Kollar and Liz Chaskey will perform at Olive Ridley’s prior to the Glengarry Boys gig. See below. 37 Court Street, 5pm. Call 518-324-2200 for details. PLATTSBURGH — Celtic rock outfit the Glengarry Bhoys will perform tonight and tomorrow in support of the CVPH Medical Center’s Nursing Scholarship. Support comes from Catfish and Bodega: Olive Ridley’s, 7pm, $25/$20 (door/advance). Tickets available at Olive Ridley’s, at the CVPH Community Outreach Office and online. The CVPH Nursing Scholarship, held by the Foundation of CVPH, offers financial assistance to registered nurses employed by CVPH who are pursuing advanced degrees. PLATTSBURGH — Opening for “Dreams and Visions: The Art of Noah Savett” at SUNY Plattsburgh. Savett will speak briefly about the exhibition and his art. A reception will follow in the adjoining Winkel Sculpture Court. 5pm, free. Burke Gallery, Myers Fine Arts Building. For more info, contact Connie Nephew at 518-564-2474 or nephewcl@plattsburgh.edu. PLATTSBURGH — Mister F with Funktional Flow will perform. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave. Call 518-563-2222 for details.


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Adirondack Council mixed on State of State

ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ The Adirondack Council, an environmental advocacy organization with offices in Elizabethtown, today expressed concern with Gov. Andrew CuomoÕ s State of the State address, saying it liked the parts about improving rural infrastructure and tourism but didnÕ t hear much about investments in the quality of the stateÕ s environment. Ò The Adirondack Council is pleased that Governor Cuomo has devoted so much time and energy to Adirondack issues over the past year,Ó said William C. Janeway, Executive Director. Ò We hope that his enthusiasm translates into additional funding in his upcoming State Budget. The parkÕ s environment needs better care. Its 130 small communities need growth that is compatible with environmental protection. We look forward to a state budget that will stand as proof of his commitment to the environment, because we didnÕ t hear much about those issues today.Ó Janeway pointed out that the Cuomo administration had added funding to the Environmental Protection Fund. Ò We are pleased that the Governor mentioned the Environmental Protection Fund and took credit for adding money to it last session, for the first time in many years,Ó he said. Ò But more than 100 organizations will be calling on the Governor to increase the EPF to $200 million this year. Janeway also urged caution with regulatory reforms. Ò As for the Governor Õ s plans for regulatory reform, we caution him to seek reforms that will not damage the Adirondack ParkÕ s clean waters, clean air and open spaces,Ó he said. Ò Those are not just environmental con-

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cerns, but economic ones. We need to keep the park forever wild for everyone.Ó In reference to the Governor Õ s plan to invite major political leaders to the Finger Lakes for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, Janeway said he wanted to see a similar event inside the Blue Line. Ò With or without the Governor, we hope there will be a 2014 Adirondack Challenge this summer that brings additional attention to the parkÕ s new public lands and waters -as well as bringing new business to the surrounding, gateway communities.Ó Finally, Janeway said the organization would be watching carefully the Governor Õ s plan for highway improvements just north of the Adirondack Park. An elevated interstate highway between Watertown and Plattsburgh could isolate the Adirondack Park from wildlife migration pathways to Canada and the Great Lakes. In the Legislative Session ahead, Janeway said the Adirondack Council will be seeking: •An Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) of $200 million or more (a $47-million increase over 2013); •Improvements to the Adirondack Park Agency Act and updates of the agencyÕ s 40-year-old rules for private land development; •Transformational improvements to invasive species controls; •Measures to address greenhouses gas emissions, as well as the impact of climate change on the parkÕ s ecology and rural communities; and, •Laws or regulations that keep all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) off of the Adirondack Forest Preserve.

Saranac Lake High graduate Tim Burke, right, will be competing in his third Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. At the 2006 Games in Torino, Italy, Burke finished 35th in the sprint and ninth as a member of the relay team that included Lake PlacidÕ s Lowell Bailey. He returned to the Olympics four years later in Vancouver, Canada, to finish 18th in the mass start and helped the U.S. relay team, again along with Bailey, to a 13th place finish. He has finished second three times in World Cup Competition, earning a silver medal at the 2013 World Championships in the individual race. He has also finished third twice. Other personal bests at the World Championships include a ninth place finish in the sprint (2008), 10th place in the pursuit (2008), 24th in the mass start (2007) and a sixth place finish in relay (2011). Burke held the top world ranking during part of the 2009-10 World Cup season.

Lowell Bailey Lake Placid Biathlon

UVM and Lake Placid graduate Lowell Bailey, left, will compete in his third Winter Olympic Games when he heads to Sochi. At the Torino, Italy Games in 2006, Bailey finished 27th in the individual event and ninth in the relay event along with teammate Tim Burke of Saranac Lake. Bailey and Burke joined again at the 2010 Vancouver, Canada Games for a 13th place finish in the relay along with a 36th place finish in both the sprint and pursuit events. His best World Cup results have come over the past two seasons, with a pair of fifth place finishes in the 2011-12 season in the sprint and a seventh place finish in the sprint in 2012-13. Bailey twice finished as the runner-up in the NCAA championships as a Catamount. When he is not skiing, Bailey is on the stage as a mandolin player for Big Slyde.

State to fund improvements for sidewalks in Saranac Lake, Plattsburgh By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com ALBANY Ñ Projects targeted to improve infrastructure will receive state funding in Clinton and Franklin counties. Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week announced $67 million in funding for bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use enhancement projects throughout the state of New York. Three North Country projects received funding, including $761,600 to the Village of Saranac Lake and $1,626,000 to the City of Plattsburgh. Ò We are modernizing New York StateÕ s transportation system while making it safer,Ó Cuomo said. Ò We will continue to upgrade New

YorkÕ s infrastructure to expand tourism and economic development while improving our communities.Ó Funding for the projects is coming from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and are administered by NYSDOT. The funds cover 80 percent of the cost of each project, with the remaining 20 percent coming from the project sponsor. The projects are required to address a number of concerns, including providing facilities for bicycles and pedestrians; scenic or historic highway programs; landscaping and other beautification initiatives; preservation of abandoned railway corridors, including their conversion and use as pedestrian and bicycle trails; and environmental mitigation to address water

pollution due to highway runoff or reducing vehicle-caused wildlife mortality. In Saranac Lake, the funding will go toward improvements to sidewalk conditions along Lake Flower Avenue (NYS Route 86)through a series of projects aimed a improving the condition of the infrastructure. The work, which is expected to start in the new construction season, is part of an overall plan to upgrade conditions along the state highway. Plattsburgh will use its funding to implement phase two of the Saranac River Trail Project. Currently, the Saranac River Trail runs from the Saranac Street Bridge to George Angell Drive near Plattsburgh High School. With the funding, the city plans to run the trail across the Saranac Street Bridge, around the NYSEG

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Continued from page 1 “If we really look at this first-time relationship, it is going to be a major turning point for these games and help to take them to another level to propel them into the future.Ó Ò HannafordÕ s is thrilled with this new partnership,Ó Community Relations Specialist Molly Tarleton said. Ò Lake Placid and the region has such a unique place in Olympic History and we are looking forward in helping to advance the legacy of winter sports here.Ó Hannaford will be the exclusive retailer of the Empire State Winter Games pin, which will be on sale for $4.99 at local stores within the chain. They will also be offering three Lake Placid getaway vacation packages through a drawing to be held at their stores throughout the Northeast. LEFT: Cross country athlete Nina Armstrong and NYSEF coach Margaret Maher present Hannaford’s Molly Tarleton, left, with an Empire State Winter Games jacket. Hannaford Supermarkets has signed on as the title sponsor for the games. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Ice racers

Continued from page 1 Ò We have run three times over the past four years in Tupper Lake and they have a great setup there. We are hoping for a good car turnout and the town really goes all out for us while we are there.Ó Burnham said there needs to be 12 inches of ice on the lake in order to conduct the races which should not be a problem given the current ice conditions and anticipated cold snap in the days leading up to the event. Still, conditions are monitored throughout the day. Ò We will plow the track out to begin but we will also change the track depending on how well the ice is holding,Ó Burnham said. Early heat races are timed, with most races having a 20 minute clock. Ò We use that time to determine how many laps to make the heat races,Ó Burnham said. Ò Then we will run laps for the rest of the races with the longest race at the end of the day as the feature event.Ó AMEC opened their season last weekend on Caroga Lake with six races held. Burnham said that there can be as many as 10 races in a weekend depending upon turnout. After Tupper Lake, the racing season continued with stops at Warners Lake in Berne and at

the Lake George Winter Carnival. Burnham said spectators and competitors should always call ahead or check in before going to an event. Due to weather and ice thickness, locations of events can change at the last minute. According to AMEC, race day will consist of registration for all competitors and workers, a short practice session to allow all racers to become familiar with the track layout, and a series of races consisting of varying classes of cars racing against one another. The day concludes with a Finale Race. The first race will consist of Street Legal Unstudded class racers in a 20 minute sprint race, street driven entries with minimal preparation to compete. The next 20 minute heat race consists of four cylinder, front wheel drive cars with up to two liter engines. The other set of heat races will consist of the All Wheel Drive [AWD], C Class [GTO], B Class [Modified] and A Class [Super Modified] cars. The Class A Super Modifieds are the fastest cars competing and are usually custom built tube chassis cars with very extensive modifications to both the suspensions and the engine. Open Class follows, designed for the second driver of any of the normal class racers, with two more Street Legal class races and then the Finale Race. For more information on the AMEC races, visit the website icerace.com.

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Continued from page 1 Ò ItÕ s an immersive experience and two of the carnivalÕ s biggest highlights,Ó he said.

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Despite itÕ s storied history, the carnival hasnÕ t beckoned residents out into the frost every year. There were gaps from the 1920s until the mid-1950s when the town fell silent due to both World War II and what historical documents provided by Historic Saranac Lake, a local non-profit, refer to as “a lack of proper leadership.Ó However, it was resurrected in the winter of 1947-48 and has been held annually ever since. The Ice Palace, which wasnÕ t constructed for a 34-year period between 1920 and 1954, has also been a mainstay since the time when the carnivalÕ s parade consisted of sleek convertibles with tail light fins humming down a snowpacked Ampersand Avenue. While the first ice palace constructed in North America was in Montreal in 1883, Saranac Lake may hold the honor of hosting the first palace that was illuminated with electricity. No one seems to know if it was the oldest usage of Ò colored electric lightsÓ and surprisingly enough, historical records donÕ t indicate casualties from the then-uncommon usage of threading blocks of ice with electrical currents. The fireworks display is still referred to “storming” and the fireworks display goes up and over the palace, which is now constructed by an all-volunteer committee as opposed to the architects, many of whom came to the village for tuberculosis cures, overseeing the earlier construction efforts: Boldface names like William L. Coultier, a New Yorker who designed many of the Adirondack Great Camps and local attractions (including Park StreetÕ s Ò The PorcupineÓ and Camp Eagle Island) and his contemporary William G. Distin, have now given way to names like Dean Baker, Jeff Branch and Robin Johnson, the area residents who head the building committee

www.valleynewsadk.com that is informally known as the Ice Palace Workers 101, or IPW 101. Ò Modern equipment is used for the heavy lifting,Ó said event spokeswoman Colleen OÕ Neill, Ò but traditional manual methods are also practiced, including the usage of antique hand saws and ice tongs.Ó Another manual process which is critical to the construction, said OÕ Neill, is making slush, a mixture of water and snow. The slush forms the mortar which holds the Ice Palace together. IPW 101 workers then fill buckets with water, pound in snow, carry it to the palace walls and apply the slush. Construction of this yearÕ s palace started on the morning Friday, Jan. 17 and will continue until the events officially begin on Friday, Jan. 31. Other contemporary additions to the carnival include buttons Ñ local cartoonist Garry Trudeau has been designing them regularly since 1981, most of them based on his popular Doonesbury comic strip Ñ and themes, with this yearÕ s tackling a Celtic aesthetic, joining the fray in 1964.

Kings and queens

On a broader level, the event that Parade magazine ranked among North AmericaÕ s Ò coolest winter festivalsÓ is a peoplepowered effort organized by the all-volunteer Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, a group of local citizens. It wasnÕ t always this way. The committee was formed only within living memory as a way to foster a sense of civic pride, said OÕ Neill. Ò They can be as diverse as organizing a major community event or as seemingly minor as shoveling a neighborÕ s sidewalk,Ó she said. Ò The assembly is seeking people who help others independently, not necessarily people who are in professions that help or care for others.Ó This extends to the selection of a royal court that was once restricted to television personalities, celebrities with ties to the area and winners of contests like the Ms. Rheingold Canadian Beer Queen, said Michelle Tucker, curator for the Curator for Saranac Lake Library Adirondack Research Room. In 1947, Queen Jean Keating was crowned by famed local her-

January 25, 2014 mit Noah John Rondeau, who become something of a novelty, appearing again in 1950 and even coronated as Archbishop in 1951. Last yearÕ s king was Lee Foster and the queen was Cherie Racette. Reflecting the modern era’s increased sense of transparency, the public is now asked to nominate their peers. Most have a longstanding history of volunteering in the community, said OÕ Neill. Past kings and queens chime at a meeting at a Ò secret location” (with voting done by “secret ballot”) and the winners are announced towards the kickoff date. After their coronation Ñ this yearÕ s will be held on Friday, Jan. 31 with a reception feast on Tuesday, Feb. 4 Ñ the court will attend key events dressed in royal garb and receive a warm reception from the peasantry. Ò When you see them walking around, people cheer,Ó said OÕ Neill.

‘Only gets better’

As it enters its third century of attracting throngs to the area, the carnival continues to be a boon for the local economy. The Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce said that the village sees a fairly large increase from its members as compared to the rest of the winter. Ò Lodging properties are hustling and bustling and weÕ re seeing a spike for both weekends,Ó said Chamber chief Katy Van Anden. The event, she said, has been given a boost from being rated second in the country by National Geographic, right behind Anchorage, Ak. Ò WeÕ ll see economic stimulus until the end of February when the ice palace comes down,Ó said Van Andren, noting that the chamber receives calls throughout the end of winter from people asking if they can still catch a glimpse of the renewed history that is recycled back into Flower lake year after year. But before the lake reclaims the castle, weÕ ve got 10 days of events that are still being fleshed out. “We have lots on the schedule and more coming daily,Ó said OÕ Neill. Ò And it will only get better.Ó

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Saturday, Feb. 8 11am: Paul Smith’s College Woodsmen’s Exhibition (Riverside Park)

Saturday, Feb. 1 12:30pm: Ladies’ Fry Pan Toss (Riverside Park)

1pm: Gala Parade (Broadway and Main Street from Ampersand Avenue to LaPan Highway)

7pm: Lighting of the Ice Palace and Opening Fireworks Display (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

Sunday, Feb. 9 3pm: 19th Annual Saranac Lake Young Arts Association Winter Carnival Baroque Concert (First United Methodist Church)

8-10pm: Winter Carnival Celtic Jam (Harriettstown Town Hall)

8pm: “Storming the Palace” Closing Fireworks Display (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

Sunday, Feb. 2 2:30pm: Woltner Summit Spike of the Ice Icicle Contest (Ice Palace)

For full schedule of events, visit saranaclakewintercarnival.com. Runs until Sunday, Feb. 9.

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Winter Carnival unveils new website

SARANAC LAKE Ñ The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee recently launched the new website for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. The website address is saranaclakewintercarnival.com. The website address remains the same, but the website underwent a complete redesign by Adworkshop in Lake Placid. The new website includes a photo gallery, sporting event listing and other detailed information about Winter Carnival. Ò We wanted a high-quality website, and we got one thanks to the talented team at Adworkshop,Ó said Andy Flynn, who worked with Caroleigh Meserole on the Winter Carnival CommitteeÕ s website team to build content for the site. Ò The website is our window to the world, and itÕ s important to present Saranac Lake in a professional manner while promoting this internationally recognized event.Ó The improved layout and user-friendly features are easily viewed on multiple devices and screen sizes. The website provides a modern visual experience and utilizes color schemes from the new Winter Carnival logo with tones of blue and white. Ò The team worked tirelessly to bring the website to fruition, and to ensure that it represents the true spirit and traditions of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival,Ó said Eric Foster, chairman for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee. Ò Without their hard work, creativity and dedication, it would not be possible. The committee is also appreciative of those who contributed toward funding the website; our Winter Carnival sponsors and other donors.Ó Generous donations of money and time for the website were also given by Natalie Leduc, Adworkshop, Hungry Bear Publishing and others. Winter Carnival attendees are encouraged to check the website for the latest schedule updates for events, which features a convenient schedule summary encompassing all of the festivities during this 10-day celebration. Construction of the Winter Carnival Ice Palace began on Jan. 17. Construction involves harvesting ice from Lake Flower, transporting it to the shore and assembling it according to a blueprint. The palace was designed with a Celtic theme to coincide with the 2014 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival theme Ò Celtic Carnival.Ó Construction on the palace will continue until the start of the carnival on Jan. 31. The Ice Palace is built by volunteers, organized by a group informally known as the Ice Palace Workers 101 (IPW 101). The public is welcome to volunteer and roles are assigned based on comfort level, skill and ability. The construction of the Ice Palace is a community effort by those dedicated to keeping this time-honored tradition alive. Volunteers are subject to very cold temperatures and inclement weather conditions, all while handling ice and snow. Despite these harsh conditions, camaraderie is evident and a sense of pride is felt among the volunteers who contribute to continuing the legacy of the Ice Palace. Modern equipment is used for the heavy lifting, but traditional manual methods are practiced as well, including antique hand saws and ice tongs. Another manual process which is critical to the construction is making slush, a mixture of water and snow. The slush forms the mortar which holds the Ice Palace together. Volunteers fill countless buckets with water, pound in snow, carry it to the palace walls and apply the slush with rubber gloved hands. The Ice Palace is a crowning achievement and is the most popular attraction at the winter carnival. The palace is located adjacent to the Lake Flower State Boat Launch on River Street.

Tuesday, Feb. 4 5:30pm: Grand Marshal Reception and Royalty Dinner (Red Fox Restaurant) Friday, Feb. 7 9pm: Performance by Albany-based jam band Conehead Buddha (The Waterhole)

Friday, Jan. 31 7:30pm: Women’s Civic Chamber Coronation of Winter Carnival Royalty (Harrietstown Town Hall)

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SCHROON LAKE Ñ A concert to benefit Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, Inc. (CMVHR) will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Schroon Lake Fire Hall featuring The Vintage Country Band. A $10 donation includes spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, bread, dessert, a beverage, and of course live music and dancing. The benefit will start a 1 p.m. and food will be served throughout the event. The rescueÕ s co-founders will share horse rescue stories, there will be a raffle including an oil painting by a local artist, 50/50, and CMVHR clothing will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the horses at CMVHR, the award-winning not-for-profit organization founded in 2003 to restore horsemanship, the heritage and humane treatment of the horse. For more information, contact Sandy Hayes at 518-9268578 or Nancy Van Wie at 518-962-8512 or visit Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue on Facebook or the web at cmvhr. org.

Local musicians night at JEMS

JAY Ñ The JEMS Coffee House Local Musicians Night will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Amos and Julia Ward Theater with admission of $6 for adults, free for children.

Singing Valentine’s to be offered

PLATSBURGH — The Champlain Valley Sweet Adelines will be delivering Singing Valentines in Plattsburgh and the surrounding area (within 25 miles) on Friday, Feb. 14. The chorus members will go to your home, place of work, restaurant or anywhere to sing to your loved one or friend in four-part harmony. Each sweetheart receives two love songs, a stuffed animal, assorted chocolates and a digital picture of the event for $4. Should you wish to send a telephone Valentine greeting to a long-distance love, the price for a phone serenade is $15. To arrange for a Valentine surprise that will always be remembered, contact Esther at 561-3715.

Open mic night at BluSeed

SARANAC LAKE Ñ BluSeed Studios will host an Ò Open Minded MicÓ Night on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Seasoned and new performers are invited to share their voice and ideas in a professional acoustic setting. Artist/performer sign up is limited to twelve and begins at 7 p.m.Four spaces are reserved for newcomers until 7:15 p.m. Call 891-3799 for more information or visit us at BluSeedStudios.org.

Pendragon seeks young playwrights

SARANAC LAKE Ñ Calling all seventh grade, eighth grade and high school aged playwrights. Young playwrights across the Adirondack Park are being asked to submit original one-act plays and musicals to be adjudicated by the Pendragon team for a chance to be presented on a professional stage.The winning playwrights will work with a creative team composed of a director, dramaturg, designers, and actors to develop and stage the script. Students should expect a vibrant discussion of the work, a full rehearsal with the artistic team, and opportunities to rewrite their plays.The Festival culminates in a full performance of the winning plays and a script-in-hand public reading of the runners-up.Pendragon artists will work with interested students and/or classes to present playwrighting workshops. In order to be eligible, plays must be between 10 and 30 pages long, and can be on the subject of your choosing! Co-writing with other students is allowed.There are no fees to submit, and up to three plays per playwright/playwrighting team may be submitted. Pendragon will contact Festival Competition winners in midFebruary. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Feb. 1. For more information, or to download the submission form, please visit our website at pendragontheatre.org, call us at 891-1854 or email to info@pendragontheatre.org.


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Tupper Lake village to self-fund tourism guides

North Country Telephone Exchange Village, Franklin County face Directory (518) off in funding spat

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TUPPER LAKE — At first glance, the waters of the expansive lake that lends its name to this village in southwest Franklin County are as tranquil as ever. Beneath the icy surface, however, a dispute over how tourism funds should be allocated is causing waves. Franklin County Legislator and Tupper Lake Mayor Paul Maroun (R) wants the county to help pay to print recreational tourist maps for the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce and requested $8,000 to do so. But he was stymied at the year’s final county board meeting, an emergency session held on Dec. 31, when Chairman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) nixed the proposal, arguing that Maroun needs to go through the newly formed Franklin County Tourism Advisory Committee, or TAC, to receive his funds. TAC was created last year to take over tourismrelated policy from the Franklin County Industrial Development Agency (FCIDA), a public agency that provides financial assistance to local businesses, in deciding how the countyÕ s annual tourism funds would be spent. Maroun argued Franklin CountyÕ s 2013 Budget allowed $75,000 for tourism-related activities. He said $25,000 went to Essex County’s Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) to promote Saranac Lake and $25,000 went to the Cornell Cooperative Extension to develop agritourism. Some of the remaining $25,000, argued Maroun, should therefore go to Tupper Lake to print tourism guides.

Maroun initially asked for $16,000 in mid-2013 of the remaining $25,000 to promote the Tupper Lake region, but he withdrew the request as long as his area was given future consideration for funding. He later arrived at a figure of $8,000 based on the guides that Lake Placid and Saranac Lake assembled to promote their activities and attractions, which is why he was asking for the same. Ò IÕ m not sure what the $16,000 request was for,Ó said Jones. Ò There was not an additional $25,000 available. I have no idea where that figure came from.Ó Jones said the seven-member board couldnÕ t approve MarounÕ s request because all tourism-related costs should first go through TAC for approval. TAC’s members are appointed by the county legislators. Ò IÕ m not against the tour guide or anything having to do with Tupper Lake,Ó he said. Ò We set up TAC and Tupper Lake has some good representation on it. But if itÕ s tourism-related, then it goes through that committee like other members.Ó Jones said that, Ò he doesnÕ t feel that way,Ó when it comes to the Maroun argument that since TAC was created after legislators had awarded $50,000 to the other agencies, his $8,000 request is up to the legislators Ñ not TAC. Ò We had an agreement,Ó said Maroun. Ò I donÕ t know what funds heÕ s referring to,Ó said Jones. Ò There was never another line-item for $25,000 funds. But there was some carry-over from the FCIDA accounts, but that will go directly in TAC. IÕ ve talked to TAC members about it, and if Tupper Lake wants some resources, then they should go through them.Ó Maroun agrees that the disputed funds originally came from carry-over funds that werenÕ t spent over the years that was turned over the county, the original appropriating authority back in 2012.

Ò At the time, there was some $40,000,Ó he said, referring to the carry-over funds. Ò After we knew that things would be divided differently with TAC, the $40,000 was appropriated and I thought it was only fair that Tupper Lake could get some of that money. But this was discussed before TAC was even created [in March 2013] and the board members reached a tentative agreement Ñ thatÕ s the crux of my argument and my people got shortchanged.Ó According to Fawn Tetro, a tourism administrator employed part-time by the county, MarounÕ s request hasn’t officially reached TAC. Ò TheyÕ re certainly welcome to call and put it on the agenda,Ó she said. When asked about this specific issue, TAC carefully hedged on a timeframe for making a decision. Ò As a member of TAC, weÕ ve been informed that that account is there and that we have been told that we need to decide as a group how to allocate it,Ó said Franklin County Events Coordinator and TAC board member Michele Clement. According to Clement, thereÕ s some argument as if the carry-over funds in question rolled over to TAC or if itÕ s the hands of the legislature. Ò As a member of TAC, weÕ re currently devising a plan to accolate that funding.Ó Ò The buck stops with the county legislature,Ó countered Maroun. Ò WeÕ re the funding authority. If weÕ re afraid to approach TAC with how we think it should be done, weÕ re not doing our job and itÕ s a disservice to the taxpayers.Ó The issue wasnÕ t addressed at the most recent county board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Tupper Lake is currently selling ad space to local merchants to fund the guides. Ò WeÕ re going to print them whether or not TAC comes through with the money,Ó said Maroun.

Youth Commission seeks members

Royalty dinner set for Winter Carnival

June 4-6 at the Lake Placid Conference Center. This is an excellent opportunity to inform and motivate people in Northern New York with respect to a more sustainable energy future. Presentations should be approximately 30 minutes in length, including about 20 minutes for content and about 10 minutes for questions and answers. Sessions will be moderated. Presenters accepted by the Conference Team will receive a reduced conference registration rate: $95 for 3 days, which includes opening reception and meals. The deadline for submission is Feb. 28. Send an email to energy@adirondack.org or call ANCA at 518-891-6200 with any questions you may have.

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JAY Ñ The Towns of Jay and Black Brook are looking to fill vacancies on the Jay/Black Brook Youth Commission Board of Directors. These are volunteer positions selected by the two Town Boards that serve as liaisons to the towns and assist the towns in providing the youth of our two communities recreational activities. Please submit a letter of interest by Feb. 1 to Town of Jay Supervisor’s Office, P.O. Box 730, Au Sable Forks, N.Y., 12912.

Lecuona to perform at Hand House

ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ International concert performer and University of Iowa professor Rene Lecuona LECUONA takes center stage at Piano by Nature’s Hand House Parlor on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m. As a soloist, Dr. Lecuona is devoted to presenting her recitals at the highest musical level, delighting audiences with her impassioned interpretations of works by Schumann, Glinka, Mozart, and Fritz. Some may remember her brief appearances in PBNÕ s Zero-toEight concerts, and all may now look forward to an elegant recital of extraordinarily captivating piano music. For more concert and ticket information, please call 962-2949 and/or visit www.pianobynature.org. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $5 for children 15-and-under.

SARANAC LAKE Ñ The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee invites the public to the Winter Carnival Grand Marshal Reception and Royalty Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Red Fox Restaurant located at 5034 Route 3 in Saranac Lake. The Grand Marshal Reception will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and is a free event to welcome the 2014 Winter Carnival Grand Marshall and Royalty. Snacks will be served and a cash bar will be available. The Royalty Dinner will follow the reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and is by reservation only. To make a reservation contact Milt Adams at 891-4367. Reservations are required before Jan. 26. There is a cost depending on the age of the attendee. Payment should be made by check payable to the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee and must be received prior to the dinner. Checks should be mailed to Milt Adams, 680 County Route 18, Lake Clear, N.Y. 12945. All proceeds from the Royalty Dinner benefit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

Presentations sought for conference

LAKE PLACID Ñ The North Country Conference Planning Team is requesting abstracts for presentations at the third annual Clean Energy Conference, to be held

Brooks and Eaton to speak

UPPER JAY — On Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 1 p.m., Margot Brooks and Alex Eaton of Sugar House Creamery in Upper Jay will speak at Wells Memorial Library about their new dairy and farmstead creamery. They will talk about their year-long journey of turning a vacant property into a working farm business, the challenges they have faced and their goals for the future. Following their 1 presentation, all are welcome to tour Sugar House Creamery, down the street from the library.

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

NORTHLINE ENERGY, LLC NOTICE OF FORMATION of a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC): DATE OF FORMATION: The Articles of Organization were filed with the New York State Secretary of State on December 13, 2013. NEW YORK OFFICE LOCATION: Essex County AGENT FOR PROCESS: The Secretary of State is designated as Agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to 15 School Lane, AuSable Forks, New York 12912.

PURPOSE: To engage in any lawful act or activity. VN-12/21-1/25/20146TC-57528 ----------------------------JARDIN Y. PAPEL, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/6/2013. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 155 Parkside Dr., Lake Placid, NY 12946, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-12/28-2/1/20146TC-57614 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF H U N K I N S HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/17/13. Office location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Betty Hunkins, 17 Balanced Rock Way, Lake Placid, NY

12946. Purpose: any lawful activities. VN-1/4-2/8/2014-6TC57619 ----------------------------ANN B KNOX CABIN LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/11/2013. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Briggs Norfolk LLP, 2296 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 56 Perch Pond Ln., Newcomb, NY 12852. VN-1/11-2/15/20146TC-57642 --------------------------MACE CHASM FARM, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/6/2012. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 810 Mace Chasm Rd., Keeseville, NY 12944. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

VN-1/11-2/15/20146TC-57643 ----------------------------NOTICE OF NY LIMITED LIABILITY C O R P O R AT I O N FORMATION On January 9, 2014 M o s s b r o o k Landscaping LLC was formed and filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State, and designated the Secretary as agent for receipt of process. The company’s office is located at and its mailing address is 584 Port Douglas Road, Keeseville, New York 12944 in Essex County, New York. The company is formed for all lawful purposes, including conducting a landscaping and property maintenance business. VN-1/18-2/22/20146TC-58075 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE THE TOWN OF KEENE is accepting applications for the full time position of a Motor Equipment Operator/Parks Laborer.

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LOST & FOUND LOST DOG St. Bernard, named Destiny, 1 yr old, last seen on Birchwood Drive in Ausable Forks. Reward offered. 518-565-7911 or 518-569-8788

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Applicants must possess a class B (with L endorsement) or greater driver’s license. Applicants must have basic knowledge in plumbing, electrical, carpentry and motor vehicle maintenance. Pre-employment drug & alcohol screening is required. Applications and/or a job description may be picked up or dropped off at the Keene Town Hall and will be accepted through Friday, February 14, 2014. William B. Ferebee Town of Keene Supervisor VN-1/18-1/25/20142TC-58074 ----------------------------SEALED BIDS will be received as set forth in instructions to bidders until 10:30 a.m. on February 06, 2014at the NYSDOT, Contract Management Bureau, 50 WOLF RD, 1ST FLOOR, SUITE 1CM, ALBANY, NY 12232 and will be publicly opened and read. Bids may also be submitted via the internet using Bid Express

BUYING EVERYTHING! FURS, Coins, Gold, Antiques, Watches, Silver, Art, Diamonds."The Jewelers Jeweler Jack" 1-917-696-2024 By Appointment. Lic-Bonded. CASH FOR COINS! Buying ALL Gold & Silver. Also Stamps & Paper Money, Entire Collections, Estates. Travel to your home. Call Marc in NYC 1-800-959-3419 CASH PAID- up to $28/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAY PAYMENT. 1-800371-1136

LAND 1 ACRE OF Land at Wood Rd., West Chazy, NY, close to schools, nice location. Please call 518-4932478 for more information. CRANBERRY LAKE 90 Acre Hunting Camp, 8 cabins, well, septic, off grid, solar power generator, on ATV/snowmobile trail, 1/2 acre pond, wood & propane heat, 55 miles from Lake Placid, one mile off Route 3. $155,000. 518-359-9859

HAND OPERATED BLOWER for blacksmith forge. Call 518-7932156 leave message. WANTED OLD Glass Telephone Pole Insulators. Call Phil 518-8914521 WANTED ALL MOTORCYCLES, before 1980, Running or not. $Top CASH$ PAID! 1-315-5698094 WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201 WANTS TO purchase minerals Wants to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201

FARM ABANDONED NY FARM! ABSOLUTE SALE! Jan 25th & 26th! 23 Tracts! 8 ac - $19,900, 15 ac - $29,900, 25 ac - $39,900. Next to State Land, stream, pond, incredible views! House, barn! Stunning country setting! Call 1888-701-1864 to register. www.NewYorkLandandLakes.com FARM, COUNTRY BARN/5 ACRES: $29,995 Rustic "Country Barn," Well-Built & Sturdy. On 5 Wooded Acres,Meadows, Apple Orchard. Frontage on State Rte 13, Mins to Salmon River. Adjoins NYS Snowmobile Trails. Call 1-800-2297843 Or Visit www.LandandCamps.com Let’s Go Garage & Yard Sale-ing Thru The Classified Superstore

CROWN POINT LAND - 53 Peasley Road. Property offers 3.5 acres on Putnam Creek with 600 feet of road frontage, a 50' x 30' 2 story frame barn with electricity and oil heat. Zones residential. Can be converted or build new. Beautiful spot and minutes to the Northway or Ticonderoga. $65,000. Purdy Realty LLC - 384-1117. Call Frank Villanova - 878-4275 cell NYS LAND, 1947 BOY SCOUT CAMP, 5 acre lake property - $129,900. 7 new lake properties. www. LandFirstNY.com 1-888-683-2626 NYS LAND FOR SALE: 8.6 Acres/ $19,995 With Financing! Beautiful Ridge Top Maple Forests With Evergreens, Wild Apple Trees, Babbling Brook & Major Deer Trails. Easy Access Off Rt 13. Minutes To Salmon River Fishing & State Game Lands. Call Now: 1-800-229 -7843 or email

SINGLE-FAMILY HOME $29,000 REMODELED 2 bdrm, .3 acre, Rte. 9, Front Street, Keeseville, NY. Live in or a P/E Ratio of 5 to 1 investment. 518-3356904.

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(www.bidx.com). A certified or cashier's check payable to the NYS Dept. of Transportation for thesum specified in the proposal or a bid bond, FORM CONR 391, representing 25% of the bid total, must accompany each bid. NYSDOT reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Electronic documents and Amendments are posted to www.dot.ny. g o v / d o i n g business/opportunities/const-notices Contractor is responsible for ensuring that all Amendments are incorporated into itsbid. To receive notification of Amendments via e-mail you must submit a request to be placed on the Planholders List at www.dot.ny.gov/doing -business/opportunities/const-planholder. Amendment may have been issued prior to your placement on the Planholders list. NYS Finance Law restricts communication with NYSDOT on procurements and contact can only be made with designated persons. Contact with non-des-

ignated persons or other involved Agencies will be considered a serious matter and may result in disqualification. Contact Maria Tamarkin (518) 4578403. Contracts with 0% Goals are generally single operation contracts, where sub-contracting is not expected, and may present direct bidding opportunities for Small Business Firms, including, but not limited to, D/W/MBEs. The Contractor must comply with the Regulation relative to non-discrimination in federally-assisted programs of the USDOT 49 CFR 21. Please call (518) 4573583 if a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the letting. BIDDERS SHOULD BE ADVISED THAT AWARD OF THESE CONTRACTS MAY BE CONTINGENT UPON THE PASSAGE OF A BUDGET A P P R O P R I AT I O N BILL BY THE LEGISLATURE AND GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW

YORK Reg. 07, Mark Frechette, Acting Regional Director, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601 D262539, PIN 7805.79, F.A. Proj. M240-7805-793, Essex Co., Sidewalk and Sidewalk Ramp Replacements to Meet the Americans with Disabilities Act in the Village of Saranac Lake., Bid Deposit $75,000.00. Goals: DBE 0% VN-1/18-1/25/20142TC-58078 ----------------------------NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, number Pending for beer, and/or wine, has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, and /or wine at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at Zeke's Pub 3922 Route 22, Willsboro, NY 12996 for on-premises consumption. VN-1/25-2/1/20142TC-58093 ----------------------------Let’s Go Garage & Yard Sale-ing Thru The Classified Superstore

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ACCESSORIES (4) CHEVY RIMS, Steel, 16" x 6.5", 6 lug w/pressure monitors. $250 OBO. 518-524-7124.

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

DONATE A CAR - HELP CHILDREN FIGHTING DIABETES. Fast, Free Towing. Call 7 days/week. Nonrunners OK. Tax Deductible. Call Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 1-800-578-0408 DONATE YOUR CAR to Veterans Today! Help those in need! Your vehicle donation will help US Troops and support our Veterans! 100% tax deductible Fast Free pickup! 1-800-263-4713

1968 LAUNCH Dyer 20’ Glamour Girl, Atomic 4 inboard engine, 30HP, very good condition. Safe, reliable, spacious, ideal camp boat. Reasonable offers considered. Located in Essex, NY. 802503-5452

AUTO WANTED

1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $2500. 518359-8605

CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We're Local! 7 Days/Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-416-2330

1980 18 1/2 FT. Century Cuddy Cabin, 120 HP I/O, trailer, GPS depth finder, down rigger, plus. $2400 OBO. 518-963-8220 or 518 -569-0118

CASH FOR CARS AND TRUCKS. Get A Top Dollar INSTANT Offer! Running or Not! 1-888-416-2208 (888) 416-2208

2001 SUPRA SANTERA low hrs., mint cond., great ski wake board boat, beautiful trailer included, $19,500. 518-891-5811

GET CASH TODAY for any car/ truck. I will buy your car today. Any Condition. Call 1-800-8645796 or www.carbuyguy.com

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

2007 STINGRAY BOAT 25' Stingray Criuser, only 29 hours, LIKE NEW, sleeps 4, has bathroom, microwave, fridge, table, includes trailer, stored inside every winter. (518) 570-0896 $49,000

CARS CLASSIC 1973 CAMARO, 350 Auto, V-8 Engine, original 55,000 miles, $12,000, very good condition 518-359-9167. Call: (518) 359-9167

HEAVY EQUIPMENT

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE Gehl Skidsteer loader. Gas, 4 cyl Industrial Ford engine, 1/2 yard bucket, good shape, 4 WD $5000; Industrial Cap w/lockable tool boxes on both sides for a 8' Pickup box. Also has a rotating light on top w/ roof rack. Cost $2200.00 sell for $850.00. 518643-8434

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

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES 2000 24’ LAYTON CAMPER Sleeps 6, very clean, excellent condition, must see, $6700 OBO. 518-6439391 2002 COACHMAN MIRADA self contained, 24,840 miles, clean & runs great, Asking $16,800. 518846-7337

TRUCKS 1997 CHEVROLET Blazer LS Green, 147k miles, inspected, many new parts, no rust, must see, $1500 OBO. 518-813-0771

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MORRISONVILLE 4 BR/2.5 BA, Single Family Home, 1,920 square feet, bulit in 1998, Colonial Cape, attached 2 car garage, gas fireplace, finished basement, large fenced in backyard with above ground swimming pool on corner lot. Located in Morrisonville in the Saranac School District. Great Family Neighborhood. $229,500 Call 518-726-0828 Dfirenut@gmail.com

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ALTONA, NY 3 BR/2 BA, Single Family Home, bulit in 1994, Perfect entertainment home, peaceful country setting 15 minutes from Plattsburgh. Large deck, 28' pool, patio with built in gas grill, 2 car garage with workshop. A MUST SEE $105,000 518-570-0896

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

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