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Table of Contents 3 Winter pursuits in chilly Warren County 5 What to do in the Gore Region this winter 9 Safety first for outdoor enthusiasts 10 Outdoor opportunities in North Creek 12 Winter events in Ti, Hague and Schroon 15 Get outside to quell cabin fever 15 Take the nip out of frostbite this winter 17 Stay busy with fun snow activities 17 Learn the origins of the Winter Olympics 18-23 Calendar:What to do this winter!

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See Us For ALL Your Winter events, pursuits abound in Warren County Motor Sports Needs! LAKE GEORGE — While frigid weather routinely curtails activities elsewhere, the southern Adirondacks are renowned for their wealth of winter activities, tailored for all ages and interests. Whether it’s several high profile winter carnivals, skiing, snowmobiling, guided winter hiking or ice fishing — or just browsing in quaint shops or world-famous art galleries — Warren County has a lot in store for visitors and residents alike. Top area events in the region are headed up by the Lake George Winter Carnival, which for 52 years has been offering a wide variety of activities on each of the weekends in February. This year ’s Lake George Winter Carnival offers a full roster of events, including motor vehicles racing on ice, as well as more reflective pursuits. Every weekend, the family fun includes children’s games, balloon and helicopter rides, ATV wagon excursions, a giant tubing slide, an alpaca zoo, and cook-offs of savory food. Featured each Saturday are a bonfire on the beach with entertainment and s’mores, followed by fireworks. Fun contests over the carnival weekends include a tavern competition and Glacier Golf, several scavenger hunts and flag football. This year, Snowmobile racing is back at the Lake George carnival, but instead of competing on the frozen lake surface, the sleds will be flying off berms and careening around curves in Snocross events on Feb. 9 and 10 — a favorite of fans in the northeast. Other motorized races follow for the next three weeks. Professional and amateur motorcycle and ATV racers will be competing on ice on Feb. 16 and 17. The next weekend brings the annual automobile races on ice, which includes sports cars and weird modified vehicles. For a detailed schedule of events, see: www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com or call 240-0809. While the motorized races prevail at Lake George, the new Brant Lake Winter Carnival, to be held Saturday Feb. 9 on the ice in front off Jimbo’s Club, offers more participatory action. The event begins with a fun adult snowshoe softball showdown at 11 a.m. and continues with a myriad of activities all day. Such offerings include a curling sport demonstration, an outhouse race, a broomball tournament, flag hockey, Frisbee golf, ice bowling, putter golf, and a hockey shoot-out. Plans also call for an expo of vintage snowmobiles and a chainsaw artist. Children’s activities include an ice fishing tourney and instruction, snow sculpting, a snowman building contest and a parent-child sled race. Cross-country skiing, ice skating and self-guided snowshoeing tours will be available on the lake. Plenty of food will be available nearby. During the early evening hours, the Ray Alexander Jazz Trio will be playing inside Jimbo’s. One of Warrensburg’s top winter attractions is Hickory Ski Center for that classic

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4 - Adirondack Cabin Fever 2013 downhill skiing experience. On Saturday Feb. 9, Hickory will be holding its first-ever History Festival, featuring a vintage ski race, plus an apres-ski retro clothing contest. Obtain details at: www.hickoryskicenter.com. For fun with an educational aspect, visit Up Yonda Farm environmental education center, off Rte. 9N north of Bolton Landing. This winter, Up Yonda is offering guided snowshoe hikes on many Saturdays at 1 p.m. See details on their programs at: www.upyondafarm.com or call 644-9767. Also providing pristine, natural guided excursions occasionally is the Lake George Land Conservancy, located in Bolton. For details, see: www.lglc.org Other winter activities available in Warren County include watching the hometown Fighting Spirit Youth Hockey team battle for dominance with teams from all over the northeast. Their home ice is at the Lake George Forum on Canada St. in Lake George Village. See details at: www.lakegeorgeforum.com. For pro hockey, the Adirondack Phantoms have a full season of games at the Glens Falls Civic Center. See their schedule at: www.phantomshockey.com. Top-rated art and foreign films and provocative documentaries are screened at the Bolton Library and Glens Falls’ Crandall Library. See their respective websites for details. Glens Falls is also a focus for the arts, whether it’s the world-famous Hyde Collection on Warren St., the open artists’ studios events at The Shirt Factory off Cooper St., or the remarkable array of performing arts presented at the Charles Wood Theater downtown. On Saturday Feb. 16, this theater features a 24-play festival of playwrights’ creations. See information at: www.woodtheater.org. Also downtown is the World Awareness Children’s Museum, which offers a variety of events and educational activities for youngsters. In northern Warren County, while Gore Mountain’s downhill skiing is the dominant draw, opportunities for snowmobiling, winter horseback riding and cross country skiing and other winter sports abound. And don’t forget to spend some time in the local cafes, taverns, restaurants in the north country hamlets for a delightful experience. Obtain a good overview of the available activities at www.visitlakegeorge.com.

For free family skiing and sledding fun, Chestertown’s Dynamite Hill has a 600-foot run with a 60-foot drop and a tow rope.

Chestertown offers wintertime horseback riding. Circle B Ranch offers trips to mountain tops, where riders can experience a breathtaking views. They also offer sleigh rides and indoor riding. For more information visit www.circlebranch.net

Up yonda Farm in Bolton Landing offers guided snowshoe hikes with a naturalist who points out animal tracks, plant life and points of interest along the way. Call 644-9767 for trail conditions.

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The Gore region is filled with winter activities

ing. The high-speed, eight-passenger Northwoods Gondola is one of 14 lifts that deliver skiers and snowboarders to nine sides of Gore’s four peaks – Gore, Bear, Burnt Ridge and Little Gore.

North Creek The Gore Mountain ski center, operated by the New York state Olympic Regional Development Authority, offers 94 alpine trails (including 19 glades) with 2,537 vertical feet of premier skiing and snowboarding. The highspeed, eight-passenger Northwoods Gondola is one of 14 lifts that deliver skiers and snowboarders to nine sides of Gore’s four peaks – Gore, Bear, Burnt Ridge and Little Gore. A well-designed snowmaking system, tapped into the Hudson River, assures a quality base throughout the four-month season. Boarders will also enjoy five different terrain park areas. Gore Mountain operates the historic North Creek Ski Bowl on state Route 28. It is home to the Hudson Chair and the Village Chair, giving skiers and boarders even more access to Gore’s alpine trails by way of the Interconnect. Five trails and two glades are accessed from the Hudson Chair, and the Village Slope is a green-circle-rated trail with 150 vertical feet. There is a set of four, 800-foot-long chutes at the Tubing Park, serviced by a handle-tow lift and lighting for evening fun. New in 2013, Gore is operating a Nordic ski and snowshoe route at the Ski Bowl. Rentals are available. And the Ski Bowl Park offers a snowboarding terrain park with a half-pipe. For more information about Gore Mountain, call (518) 251-2411 or visit online at www.goremountain.com. The free North Creek Ski Shuttle from downtown North Creek connects skiers and their families to Gore Mountain and the Ski Bowl, offering weekend and holiday service throughout the winter with stops along Main Street, the train station and lodging properties. The Saratoga & North Creek Railway’s Snow Train serves day-trippers and skiers headed to the Adirondacks from the Capital Region. The full-service passenger rail train provides round-trip transportation from Saratoga Springs to North Creek with continuing shuttle service to Gore Mountain every

Friday, Saturday and Sunday through midMarch. For more information and pricing, please visit the Saratoga & North Creek Railway online at SNCSnowTrain.com. Nationally known for the excellence of its cross-country ski facilities, the Garnet Hill Lodge Cross-Country Ski Center is the premier venue in the Northeast for the sport with a full-service lodge and restaurant and 55k of groomed trails. The region near the Garnet Hill Ski Center offers some of the finest backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering trips found in the Adirondack Park. The adjacent Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area contains almost 40 miles of mapped and marked trails. These routes offer day ski trips and multiple day winter wilderness adventures. Contact the Ski Shop at (518) 251-2150 for details or to arrange a backcountry ski adventure trip. Garnet Hill Lodge also has a ski shop and a ski school offering a full range of lessons, from beginner through advanced, including all types of nordic skiing. Activities include Moonlight Ski Outings at the Lodge. Call (518) 251-2444 for details. Learn more at www.garnet-hill.com.

Indian Lake The town of Indian Lake is home to thousands of acres of state Forest Preserve, where outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a wide variety of winter activities, from snowmobiling and ice fishing to backcountry skiing and snowshoeing. The town’s extensive trail system near the hamlets of Indian Lake and Blue Mountain Lake provide access for cross-country skiers and snowshoers in search of easy, intermediate, and expert terrain. The Northville-Placid Trail also passes through the town, leading people to even more backcountry destinations. Indian Lake continues to connect residents and visitors to some of the best snowmobiling in the Adirondacks. There’s a variety of terrain for all types of riders, and the town offers lodging and restaurants to keep snowmobilers happy during their stay in the deep north woods. Trail permits are not required in Indian Lake; however, all sleds must be registered.

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Long Lake The town of Long Lake also contains thousands of acres of state land, offering ice fishing, snowmobiling and backcountry skiing and snowshoeing as staples of its outdoor recreation menu. However, the town-operated Mount Sabattis recreation area in the hamlet of Long Lake also gives families a way to enjoy

winter fun without having to go on an excursion into the Adirondack forest. Long Lake’s Geiger Arena outdoor skating rink is open Friday through Tuesday and closed Wednesday and Thursday. Call ahead for conditions and hours at (518) 624-3031. The hours are: Monday and Tuesday, 2:30-6 p.m.; Friday, 2:30-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon- 10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon - 6 p.m. Geiger will be open every day during all school holiday’s and breaks from noon to 10 p.m. Skates are available for free rental. If there are free skaters on the rink, hockey will not be permitted. Helmets required for all hockey. The Town of Long Lake offers free crosscountry ski instruction every Tuesday and Thursday. All levels are welcome to participate in the clinic. Long Lake grooms a short

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Newcomb The town of Newcomb offers a variety of backcountry opportunities for cross-country skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers. More information can be found on the town of Newcomb website at www.newcombny.com. Below are some of the most popular winter destinations in the town of Newcomb. Great Camp Santanoni – snowshoe or ski Distance: Farm Complex - 2 miles RT; Great Camp- 10 miles RT; Moose Pond - 14 miles RT. The Santanoni Preserve is located on Newcomb Lake Rd. just off State Route 28N. There is ample parking just above the Gate Lodge. This is a popular and well-maintained trail that does not allow any motorized vehicles. Winter etiquette asks that no one embark on any of these trails without skis or snowshoes. Goodnow Mountain – snowshoe or ski Distance: 3.8 miles RT Elevation gain: 1050 ft. This trail is owned and maintained by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and is part of the Huntington Wildlife Forest. You can find the trailhead on State Route 28N, about 1.6 miles west of the Visitor Interpretive Center. Incredible views of the High Peaks and surrounding area can be seen from the restored fire tower at its summit. This is a good snowshoeing workout and a challenging ski trip. Please, stay on the trail! SUNY-ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center – snowshoe or ski Distance: Rich Lake Trail - .06 miles RT; Peninsula Trail - 1.5 miles RT; Sucker Brook - Trail -1 mile RT; Sage Trail – 2 miles RT – connects to Santanoni Preserve. Winter wildlife viewing opportunities abound at the AIC, located on State Route 28N. Four family-friendly trails lead you through various mixed habitats such as wetlands, old-growth conifer and shoreline. Snowshoes are required and are free of charge in the main building. Maps are available at the front desk. Programs for the whole family are provided year round. Call (518) 582-2000. High Peaks Golf Course - snowshoe or ski Wonderful views of the High Peaks await you as you wind your way through the nine-hole course. Skiers and snowshoers are asked to use appropriate winter trail etiquette and avoid the roped off greens.

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Clothing Inadequate clothing is one of the easiest ways a winter sportsmen can fall victim to illness or injury . But the right clothing can go a long way toward ensuring this winter sports season is fun and illness- and injury-free. * Wear protective head gear. Protective headgear can help sportsmen avoid colds and head injuries. When venturing outdoors in the winter, always wear a protective wool ski cap. Most body heat is lost through the head, but wool caps help your body retain warmth on cold days and nights. In addition, sportsmen should always wear protective headgear when skiing, sledding, snowboarding or playing ice hockey. Even the most experienced sportsmen can suffer a head injury when playing a winter sport, but the appropriate headgear can prevent head injuries to veteran and novice athletes alike. * Dress in layers. Dressing in layers is another way to stay warm and prevent illness in the winter months. Kids are especially susceptible to cold weather, so parents should dress them in one more layer than they dress themselves. When wearing scarves, sportsmen should tuck their scarves in so they don't get tangled with sporting equipment. * Remove drawstrings from kids' clothing. Drawstrings on winter hats, overcoats and pants can prove harmful to children. These drawstrings can easily get tangled and lead to strangulation. Parents should remove all drawstrings from kids' winter clothing before kids participate in winter sports.

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hockey. However, ice sports like skating and hockey can be especially dangerous, and it's wise for adults and children to be as cautious as possible when getting in some ice time. * Beware of thin ice. Ice that forms on moving waters, including rivers and creeks, is never safe enough to skate on. Such waters should always be avoided no matter how thick the ice may appear. When going ice skating or playing hockey outdoors, only do so on waters that are supervised and have been tested and approved for skating. * Skate with the crowd and never skate alone. Skating alone might give you all the room in the world to perform a figure eight, but skating alone leaves you with no backup should the ice break and you fall in or if you injure yourself in a fall. When skating, never skate against the crowd.

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Sledders, be they children or adults, should always sled feet-first or sitting up.

Skiing and snowboarding are immensely popular in the winter, but that popularity should not overshadow how dangerous these activities can be. * Get instruction. Ski resorts typically require guests with no previous skiing or snowboarding experience to get lessons before they can take to the slopes. These lessons are a must for novice skiers and snowboarders and even those athletes with no recent experience on the slopes. * Be especially cautious when entering or exiting the ski lift. Ski lifts pose a significant injury risk, so skiers and snowboarders should always be attentive when entering or exiting the lift. * Don't allow young children to snowboard. Many of today's youngsters prefer snowboarding to skiing. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children seven years of age and younger should not snowboard. * Don't be in a hurry. Skiing or snowboarding too fast increases the chance you will lose control and cause injury to yourself or others. Go at a slower, more relaxed pace and take in all of the beautiful scenery along the way.

Sledding Sledding is a great way to have some fun in the winter snow. But even though sledding is often seen as a carefree activity, it can be risky as well. * Never sled near traffic. Sledding near traffic is a definite no-no, as it risks the lives of sledders and motorists alike. Always make sure you sled in an insulated area far away from roadways. * Sled feet-first or sitting up. Sledding feet-first or sitting up greatly reduces a sledder's risk of suffering a head or neck injury. Never sled while lying down head first. * Never sled on ice. Sledding on ice can cause injuries and make it difficult to control a sled. When sledding, only do so on packed snow. * Do not allow a sled to be pulled by a vehicle. Being pulled by a vehicle while on a sled might seem like fun, but it's nearly impossible for oncoming traffic to see a sledder behind a vehicle, and it's very easy for the sled to fishtail into oncoming traffic.

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Winter opportunities around the North Creek region Backcountry Skiing Easiest backcountry terrain: Learning to recreate off of groomed surface track or a trail that is generally broken. The skiing and snowshoeing is fun and easy for all levels. •Old Farm Road, 2 miles, Old Farm Road, North River •Palmer Pond, 1 mile, Palmer Pond Road, Riparius •Great Camp Santanoni, 5 miles (one way), Rt. 28N, Newcomb •John Pond, 2.3 miles, John Pond Road, Indian Lake

Seamus Tomb skiing at Ives Dam on Dec. 29 Photo provided

NORTH CREEK — The Gore Mountain Region Chamber of Commerce recently hired former state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Ranger Steve Ovitt to show local business owners how to match tourists to appropriate winter outdoor recreation activities. Ovitt gave two presentations earlier this winter at the Tannery Pond Community Center which were free and open to the public. Retired from the DEC for almost two years, he now owns/operates Wilderness Property Management, based in Wevertown. He compiled a list of more than two dozen local backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and mountaineering destinations to send visitors looking for a real deal Adirondack experience in the woods. Ovitt explained in a phone interview that he started his presentation with a definition of abilities. “Once we have that, then we go into a discussion of all these trails in the southeastern Adirondacks and the Hudson River drainage,” Ovitt said. “And from there, I go into a section that matches the outdoor enthusiast with the experience.” Ovitt is happiest in the woods. His enthusiasm is infectious, and he loves to share his skills and knowledge of backcountry destinations in the southeastern Adirondacks. He’s an adjunct professor at SUNY Adirondack, teaching backcountry skills and skiing. He is also on the Advisory Board for the Adventure Sports Program at SUNY Adirondack and is a founding director of Adirondack Treks, a youth venturing organization. “For trip planning, you have to assess the

group members if you’re going to go somewhere and do something,” Ovitt said. “You’ve got to look at attitude, knowledge, fitness, equipment and the group as a whole.” His advice for local business owners is simple. “Pretty much anybody can do this in a very short conversation by looking at the individual and asking a few questions,” Ovitt said. “If you were working at a local business at the front desk and they said they wanted to go hike somewhere, or snowshoe or ski, and they were asking where to go. If you talk to them for a couple of minutes, you could assess this and evaluate the individual and then match the person and the group’s ability with a comparably rated trail so the people have a great experience.” The goal is to get people to enjoy themselves in the woods so they travel back to the North Creek region for more. “If somebody’s going out snowshoeing for the first time, and they have to rent snowshoes and they really don’t know how, and somebody sends them to Crane Mountain, well they’re probably never going to go snowshoeing again and they’re going to hate it,” Ovitt said. “But if you send them up the Ski Bowl Connector or the first mile of the Schafer Trail or Old Farm Road, they’re going to love it and they’re going to want to come back and do it again.” Documents from Ovitt’s presentation can be found online at www.wildernesspropertymanagement.com. Or call him at (518) 251-4330.

Backcountry Snowshoeing Easiest backcountry terrain: •Ski Bowl Connector, 1.4 miles, Ski Bowl, North Creek •Schaefer Trail, 1 mile, Ski Bowl, North Creek •Old Farm Road, 2 miles, 13th Lake, North River •John Pond Trail, 2.3 miles, John Pond Road, Indian Lake •Great Camp Santanoni, 5 miles (one way), Rt. 28N, Newcomb •Palmer Pond, 1 mile, Palmer Pond Road, Riparius Intermediate terrain: •Balm of Gilead Mountain, 1 mile, 13th Lake, North River •Peaked Mountain Pond, 3 miles, 13th Lake, North River •Rabbit Pond, 2 miles, Ski Bowl, North Creek •Puffer Pond, 2 miles, Kings Flow, Indian Lake •Moxham Mountain, 2.7 miles, 14th Road, Minerva Advanced terrain: •Crane Mountain, 2 miles, Sky High Road, Johnsburg •Chimney Mountain, 1 mile, Kings Flow, Indian Lake (Information courtesy of Steve Ovitt at Wilderness Property Management Inc.)

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Winter events offer a break from the winter blues the town ice skating rink. Wagon rides, provided by the Ticonderoga Youth Commission, will be available noon to 2 p.m. starting from the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum. A snowshoe hike on the lower loop of Cook’s Mountain will be held at 12:30 p.m. Hikers are asked to sign in at the WinterFest registration table next to the Elks before meeting for the trek at the trail head on Baldwin Road.

Ti, Hague, Schroon plan activities TICONDEROGA — The cure for cabin fever is right outside your door. Activities are planned throughout the area this winter. Here’s a look:

Ticonderoga WinterFest

Hague Winter Weekend

WinterFest, Ticonderoga’s celebration of winter fun, will return. The fourth annual WinterFest is slated for Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bicentennial Park and surrounding venues. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, WinterFest will include snowshoeing, ice skating, sledding, a fun run/walk, broomball, snowmobile rides, wagon rides and a Cook’s Mountain hike. Penelope the Clown will also be in the lobby of the Ticonderoga Community Building to entertain children. People are encouraged to bring their own equipment, although there will be some equipment available for use by the public. Registration for WinterFest events will take place in the public parking lot next to the Elks building. At registration people can also sign up to win free raffles, including gift certificates from area businesses. The drawing of all raffles will be at 1:30 p.m. The Snowman Fun Run/Walk, sponsored by the LaChute Road Runners, will be held at 10:45 a.m. It is a one-mile run/walk. Registration will be from 10-10:30 a.m. in front of the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum. Parental consent and signature on the registration form is required for participants younger than age of 18. People of all ages are encouraged to participate. Broomball will be played noon to 1 p.m. at

The annual Hague Winter Weekend will be held Feb. 15-17. Activities will get under way Friday, Feb. 15, with the Snow Queen Pageant at the Hague Community Center at 7 p.m. The Beste Scholarship will be presented during intermission. Saturday, Feb. 16, there will be a firemen’s breakfast 7 to 11 a.m. at the Hague fire house; the Rotary silent auction will also be 7 to 11 a.m. at the fire house; snowmobile rides will be noon to 3 p.m. at the Hague Fish & Game Club; and winter games yet to be scheduled. There will be cross country skiing Sunday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rogers Rock Campsite. The Polar Bear Plunge will be held at 2 p.m. at the Trout House Village dock with registration at 1 p.m. The sixth annual chili bake-off will be held at 3 p.m. at the Hague fire house. It will feature chili, salads, hot dogs, refreshments, raffles and music. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children older than age 5. To enter a chili call Pat Hintze at 543-6502. For more information on the Hague Winter Weekend contact the Hague Chamber of Commerce at 543-6441.

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Winterevent is coming to Schroon Lake. Winterevent will be a series of activities in the community Feb. 15 through March 17. It will get under way Friday, Feb. 15, with a snow sculpture contest in the town park. The theme will be “Honoring our Children.” Up to 25 contestants will compete for almost $700 in prizes. The contest winners will be chosen by the public, who can vote online at Schroonlakeevents/facebook or at the participating businesses on Main Street. The awards will be given out on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at the Winterevent awards dinner to be held at Flanagans Pub. Winterevent will continue with a chili cookoff at the Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club on Saturday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The proceeds from the cook-off will be donated to Schroon Lake Fire Department. Continuing with the culinary theme, participating businesses will be celebrating “The Taste of Schroon” on Main Street 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24. The Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club will host the Adirondack’s Best Ice Fishing Tournament Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3. Fishing will start at daylight on Saturday and end at 4 p.m. Sunday. All fish must be weighed in at the clubhouse by 4 p.m. Sunday and caught in the designated waters of Schroon Lake. Tickets must be purchased prior to fishing to be eligible for any prizes. The inaugural Leprechaun Throwing Contest will be held Saturday, March 16, in the town park. Each contestant will be judged on the authenticity of the appearance of the leprechaun or their ability to throw the leprechaun over the pot of gold. The leprechaun weight limit is 30 pounds. The awards will be given out that the Timberwolf Pub at 7 p.m. prior to the St. Patrick’s Day parties. Throughout the Winterevent snowboarding, cardboard races, snowmobiling, the poker run, moonlight snowshoe treks and bonfires in the park will be available for all guests. For those who prefer indoor activities, cooking, candy making and yoga for beginners will be offered along with open mic nights, oldies concerts and more. For more information go online at Schroonlakeevents.com

Chilson Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 35th annual dinner dance Saturday, Feb. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the E.M.A. at 9 Maplewood Lane in Ticonderoga. “This year ’s event marks a return to our traditional St. Valentine’s Day theme and the return of local music legend Chuck Moore and Friends for your dancing and listening pleasure,” said Stephen E. Phelps, Jr., department public information officer. “As always, the evening will feature raffles with lots of valuable prizes along with a delicious dinner of stuffed chicken breast and roast beef served buffet style, with the usual fabulous desserts by members.” Proceeds of the dinner dance will help Chilson Volunteer Fire Department purchase a federally-mandated radio system.

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ome people love winter while others can't wait for the warm air of spring to make its triumphant return. For the latter, cabin fever can become a problem as winter progresses. Cabin fever is the feeling people get when they are relegated to spending long periods of time indoors. Because winter weather can be harsh, cabin fever most often occurs in the winter, when the weather outside discourages people from spending time outdoors or opening their windows to let fresh air in. Though there's nothing men and women can do about the weather, they can take steps to quell cabin fever and avoid the wintertime blues.

Around the House There are plenty of ways to make a cabin less conducive to cabin fever. * Let the sunshine in. Cold air outside makes it foolish and potentially unhealthy to open the windows. But homeowners can still let the sunshine outside those windows in. Pull the curtains back and open the blinds to let as much light as possible into a home throughout the winter months. * Work by the window. More and more people now telecommute to work, which can make them more susceptible to cabin fever during the winter months. Choose an airy room with lots of windows to house your home office. You'll want your desk to face the windows during the workday so you can benefit from the midday sun. * Improve your home's aroma. While the validity of aromatherapy remains open for debate, improving a home's aroma during the winter months can remove the musty smell that forms when a home has been poorly ventilated for weeks or even months. Supporters of aromatherapy suggest that some essential oils, including lavender and peppermint, improve one's mood.

Embrace Activity Many people feel winter is a time to hibernate, which can make them more susceptible to cabin fever. But even when the weather outside isn't conducive to a backyard pool party, men and women can still stay active to fend off cabin fever. * Exercise regularly. Regular exercise has both physical and mental benefits, the latter of which can be especially valuable to those hoping to quell cabin fever. Exercise releases certain neurotransmitters in the brain that alleviate pain and improve mood. Regular exercise during the winter months can reduce the risk of developing cabin fever while making the months more enjoyable as well. * Get outdoors. Men and women don't have to spend hours in a gym each day to stay active during the winter months. It's still possible to spend ample time outdoors when the weather is cold. Walk or run when the conditions allow or embrace an activity such as skiing or snowboarding to get off the couch and spend some quality time outside. * Shovel the driveway. If your body allows, shovel your own driveway when it snows. When done correctly, shoveling is great exercise, and you may even cherish the time you get to spend outdoors. If cabin fever is proving especially problematic, you might be suffering from a condition known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. SAD is a mood disorder that occurs at the same time every year, most often in the winter, and may be a result of reduced serotonin production related to decreased exposure to sunlight. Also known as seasonal depression, SAD can mimic depression, and men and women who suspect they might be suffering from SAD should consult a physician. Right: Embracing outdoor activities like skiing is one way to quell cabin fever this winter.

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What is frostbite? Frostbite is the freezing of body tissue, most notably the skin. Certain areas of the body are more susceptible to frostbite, including the nose, ears, toes, and fingers. Those who have circulation issues or diabetes may be more vulnerable to frostbite and will have to be extra diligent in covering up when venturing outdoors. Many cases of frostbite occur in persons who work outdoors in the cold, including soldiers stationed in cold climates. The homeless and winter outdoor enthusiasts are also susceptible, as is anyone who spends time outdoors when the temperatures are very cold.

Symptoms of frostbite Frostbite is a serious injury to the body that is caused by freezing tissues. It can create a loss of feeling in the affected areas and even the loss of fingers, toes and limbs. Cases of frostbite vary in severity. They can range from mild frostnip, which is just a temporary cessation of feeling in extremities, to superficial frostbite, where only the outer skin is affected, to deep frostbite, the most severe type of frostbite wherein the underlying tissues also freeze, possibly resulting in permanent damage or even amputation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, frostbite can initiate with redness or pain in any area of the skin. As it progresses, the skin may take on a grayish-yellow hue. Numbness may set in, and the skin could feel very firm or even waxy. Progressed frostbite will appear black, and blistering may be present. A person experiencing frostbite is typically unaware that the condition

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Saturday, Feb. 9 HORICON — Family fun at Brant Lake Winter Carnival, off Rte. 8 in front of Jimboʼs Club. Day-long event includes snowshoe softball, hockey games, vintage snowmobile expo, snow castle building, sledpulling contest, bonfires with sʼmores, ice skating with “dance-off,” indoor crafts & perhaps outhouse races. Barbecue lunch, jazz group to perform in Jimboʼs, afternoon to evening. WARRENSBURG — Hickory Ski History Festival, all day at Hickory Ski Center, 43 Hickory Hill Rd. Vintage ski race, apres-ski retro clothing contest. Celebrating Warrensburg's Bicentennial at the historic Hickory, renowned for its classic skiing experience. Family fun. $. Details: 6235754 or: www.hickoryskicenter.com TICONDEROGA — Annual WinterFest, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. in and near Bicentennial Park. Snowshoeing, ice skating, sledding, snowmobile rides. One-mile Fun Run starts at 10:45 a.m. at the Heritage Museum, which will also host wagon rides from noon- 2 p.m. Broomball, noon-1 p.m. at town ice rink. Refreshments, raffles, more. Snowshoe trek on lower loop of Cookʼs Mtn. trail begins at 12:30 p.m.- register at noon at the trailhead off Baldwin Rd. Events sponsored by Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership. Details: Ti Chamber of Commerce, 585-6619 or: www.ticonderogany.com WARRENSBURG — Warrensburg Central PTSA Spaghetti Dinner & Auction, late afternoon-evening, Haskell Brothers VFW Hall, Main St. Details coming. TICONDEROGA— Annual dinner-dance, Chilson Volunteer Fire Co., 5:30 p.m. at the E.M.A., 9 Maplewood Lane. ATHOL — Valentines for Vets session, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. at Thurman Town Hall. Children create valentines for U.S. soldiers. Refreshments. Free. Details: 623-2249. BOLTON — Winter guided snowshoe hike, 1 p.m. at Up Yonda Farm environmental education center, Rte. 9N north of Bolton Landing. Hike: $4, snowshoe rentals $3 more. Programs include planetarium talks, bird watching, animal habitat, solar energy. Trails, nature museum, wildlife pond. Details: 644-9767 or: www.upyondafarm.com. GLENS FALLS — Victorian Valentine session, 1-3 p.m. at Chapman Historical Museum, 348 Glen St. Parlor game, story time, crafts, refreshments. Children: $; adults: free. Details: 793-2826 or: www.chapmanmuseum.org

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 9-10 LAKE GEORGE — Family fun daily at Lake George Winter Carnival, Shepard Park, 288 Canada St. Both days: the thrills of North East Snow Cross snowmobile racing, ice diving demos, fun games from noon-2 p.m., snowmobile skip at 2:30 p.m., balloon & helicopter rides, giant tubing slide, childrenʼs indoor activities & zumba at King Neptuneʼs: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., ATV wagon rides, wood carving, alpaca zoo. Saturday: giant kite flying, Radio Disney from noon- 2 p.m., barbecue cook-off at noon, ATV scavenger hunt, bonfire on the beach at 4 p.m., fireworks over the lake. Sunday: tavern competition at 1 p.m., Glacier Golf tournament, noon-4 p.m. All activities weather permitting; most free. Details: 240-0809 or: www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com. LAKE GEORGE — Fighting Spirit Youth Hockey team vs. New England Stars, daily at Lake George Forum, 2200 state Rte. 9. Sat.: 3 p.m., Sun.: 11 a.m. $. Details: 668-2200 or: www.lakegeorgeforum.com QUEENSBURY — 14U Girl's Fastpitch Softball Tournament, daily in Adirondack Sports Complex-The Dome, 326 Sherman Ave. Sat.: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sun.: 8 a.m.- 4.p.m. Free to spectators. Details: 743-1086 or: www.adksc.com.

Sunday, Feb. 10 NORTH CREEK — Kids Festival & Family Race, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Gore Mtn. Ski Center, 793 Peaceful Valley Rd. Family fun. Kids 12 &

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Tuesday, Feb. 12 WARRENSBURG — Mardi Gras party, 5-7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church of Warrensburg. Pancake & sausage supper, games; fun for children, teens & adults. Details: 623-2723. BOLTON LANDING — Film: The Conspirator, 7 p.m. at Bolton Free Library, 4922 Lake Shore Dr. Historical drama by Robert Redford about Mary Surratt, the female conspirator in Lincolnʼs assassination. Free. Details: 644-2431 or: www.thesembrich.org GLENS FALLS — African-American Film Forum, 6:30 p.m. at Crandall Library, 251 Glen St. Free. Details: 792-6508 ext. 3 or: www.crandalllibrary.org.

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Friday, Feb. 15 GLENS FALLS — Pro hockey: Adirondack Phantoms vs. Albany Devils, city Civic Center, downtown. Northway showdown! New pregame buffet at 5:30 p.m.; game at 7 p.m. $. Details: 480-3355 or: www.phantomshockey.com. QUEENSBURY — “Fire on the Mountain” torchlight parade, 5 p.m. at West Mtn. Ski Center, 59 West Mountain Rd. Family fun, live entertainment and fireworks. Free for spectators. Details: 793-6606 ext. 350 or: www.skiwestmountain.com. QUEENSBURY — Recognition of the Town of Warrensburgʼs 200th Anniversary at the Warren County Board of Supervisors monthly meeting, 10 a.m. in the county Municipal Center, off I-87 Exit 20. Warren Countyʼs Bicentennial is being celebrated this year, too. See: warrenny200.org. HAGUE — Winter Weekend Snow Queen Pageant, 7 p.m. at Hague Community Center. Scholarship to be presented. Details: 543-6441.

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PORT HENRY — Open swimming, 6-8 p.m. in Moriah Central School. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. SCHROON LAKE — “WinterEvent” fest gets under way with snowsculpture contest in town park.Theme: “Honoring our Children.” Up to 25 contestants compete for $700 in prizes. Coting on Facebook, awards to be presented at 7 p.m. March 9 at Flanaganʼs Pub. For details, see: Schroon Lake Events on Facebook.

Saturday, Feb. 16 BOLTON — Walk on Water to Dome Island, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Snowshoe, walk or ski over a mile of frozen Lake George to explore protected Dome Island. Weather and ice conditions permitting. Reservations: call Lake George Land Conservancy at 644-9673. $/donation. For details, see: www.lglc.org WARRENSBURG — Bicentennial Valentine Dinner Dance, 6 p.m. at Echo Lake Lodge, 100 Hudson St. Sponsored by St Cecilia's Church as part of Warrensburgʼs and Warren Countyʼs Bicentennial celebrations. All welcome. $. Details: 222-4870 or: www.whs12885.org GLENS FALLS — Drama: “Create, Compete Collapse,” 24-play fest of playwrightsʼ creations, 8 p.m. in Charles Wood Theater, 207 Glen St. Presented by Art in the Public Eye. $. Details: 874-0800 or: www.woodtheater.org GLENS FALLS — Pro hockey: Adirondack Phantoms vs. Worcester Sharks, city Civic Center, downtown. New pre-game buffet at 5:30 p.m.; game at 7 p.m. $. Details: 480-3355 or: www.phantomshockey.com. BOLTON — Winter guided snowshoe hike, 1 p.m. at Up Yonda Farm environmental education center, Rte. 9N north of Bolton Landing. Hike: $4, snowshoe rentals $3 more. Programs include planetarium talks, bird watching, animal habitat, solar energy. Trails, nature museum, wildlife pond. Details: 644-9767 or: www.upyondafarm.com.

LAKE GEORGE — Family fun daily at Lake George Winter Carnival, Shepard Park, 288 Canada St. Both days: AMA sanctioned motorcycle and ATV championship ice racing, ice diving demos, fun games from noon-2 p.m., snowmobile skip at 2:30 p.m., balloon & helicopter rides, giant tubing slide, childrenʼs indoor activities & zumba at King Neptuneʼs: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., ATV wagon rides, wood carving, alpaca zoo. Saturday: giant kite flying, chowder cook-off at noon, ATV scavenger hunt, bonfire on the beach at 4 p.m., fireworks over the lake. Sunday: glacier golf tournament, noon-4 p.m. All activities weather permitting. Details: 240-0809 or: www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com CHESTER — NorthEast SnoCross Challenge snowmobile racing, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily at Green Mansions golf Course, off Rte. 9 north of Warrensburg. Professional & amateur racers. jumps, tight turns. concessions, food, fun. Details: 494-7222. HAGUE — Family fun at Hague Winter Weekend: daily in town of Hague. Snow Queen Pageant, Fireman's breakfast, scholarship dinner, Chili cook-off, music. Lots of fun for all ages! Saturday: firefightersʼ breakfast 7-11 a.m. at firehouse, games 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. in town park, snowmobile rides noon-3 p.m. at Hague Fish & Game Club. Sunday: cross-country skiing at 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Rogers Rock Campsite, Polar Bear Plunge 2 p.m. into lake (registration 1 p.m. at the Trout House Village dock). Chili cook-off 3 p.m. at Hague firehouse features meal, raffles & music. Tickets for cook-off are $8 for adults and $5 for children over 5. To enter chili bake, call Pat Hintze at 543-6502. Most activities of Winter Weekend are free. Schedule & details: 543-6441 or: www.visithague.com LAKE GEORGE — Valentineʼs Wine Tasting, daily at Adirondack Winery, 285 Canada St. Sat.: 11 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.; Sun.: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Details: 668-9463 or: www.adirondackwinery.com QUEENSBURY — Lake George Chinga Classic Ice Fishing Derby & Frozen Point Panfish Tournament, 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. YMCA Camp Chingachgook, Pilot Knob Rd. Fishing in several categories, cash prizes, demos. Details: 656-9462 ext. 6660. QUEENSBURY — 18U Girl's Fastpitch Softball Tournament, daily in Adirondack Sports Complex-The Dome, 326 Sherman Ave. Sat.: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sun.: 8 a.m.- 4.p.m. Free to spectators. Details: 743-1086 or: www.adksc.com.

Sunday, Feb. 17 Family film: “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” 2 p.m. at Charles Wood Theater, 207 Glen St. $. Details: 874-0800 or: www.woodtheater.org

Tuesday, Feb. 19 GLENS FALLS — African-American Film Forum selection, 6:30 p.m. in Crandall Library, 251 Glen St. Free. Details: 792-6508 ext. 3 or: www.crandalllibrary.org

Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 19-21 “Explore Bookmaking” sessions for children, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. in LARACʼs Lapham Gallery, 7 Lapham Pl. For ages 8-12. $. Register; details: 798-1144 ext. 2 or: www.larac.org.

Thursday, Feb. 21 STONY CREEK — Art & fine craft show opening reception, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Stony Creek Library. For details, call the library at 696-5911 or see: stonycreek library.sals.edu. GLENS FALLS — Exhibition Reception, Art show by North Country Arts Center members, 6-8 p.m., 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 42 Ridge St. Free. Details: 793-3257 or: www.northcountryartscenter.org

Hay rides are offered as part of the Lake George Winter Carnival, which runs weekends throughout the month of February. For details call 2400809 or visit www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com. Photo by Thom Randall

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 22-23

Sunday Feb. 24

CHESTERTOWN — Annual Book Sale, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Chester Library, Chester Municipal Center, 6307 state Rte. 9. Incredible bargains, fine books, textbooks, puzzles, historical works, novels, sci-fi, biographies, mysteries, cook books, craft, quilting & cross-stitch volumes. DVDs, audiobooks, music CD's, magazines, puzzles, more. This huge sale attracts collectors from all over the northeast. Free. Details: www.chesterlibrary.org or: 494-3584.

GLENS FALLS — Pro hockey: Adirondack Phantoms vs. Binghamton Senators, 5 p.m. at city Civic Center, downtown. $. Details: 4803355 or: www.phantomshockey.com. GLENS FALLS — Lake George Chamber Orchestra Concert Steven Beck, Piano, 2 p.m. at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St. Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Paganini, Tchaikovsky. Free. No children under 8 years. Details: www.lgco.org GLENS FALLS — Family film: “Newsies,” 2 p.m. at Charles Wood Theater, 207 Glen St. $. Details: 874-0800 or: www.woodtheater.org SCHROON LAKE — “Taste of Schroon” samplings of restaurant food, 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. along Main St. Details, see Schroon Lake Events on Facebook.

Saturday, Feb. 23 CHESTERTOWN — Krazy Downhill Derby, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Dynamite Hill ski area off Rte. 8 features wild homemade sleds judged on creativity, humor, originality. Bizarre creations annually compete. Broomball tourney. Registration: 11 a.m., race: noon. Details: 494-2722 or www.northwarren.com. Call to confirm times. NORTH CREEK — Freeheel Festival, Gore Mountain, 793 Peaceful Valley Rd. Arrive at 8:30 a.m., try on demo telemark skis & boots (firstcome basis). Fun tele race with prizes. Lift ticket or season pass required. $. Details: 251-2411 or: www.goremountain.com GLENS FALLS — In concert: alt-rock groups Three Days Grace and Shinedown, 7 p.m. in city Civic Center. Guest act: P.O.D. $. Details: 855-432-2849 or: www.glensfallscc.com NORTH CREEK — Saturday Night Skins Race, 6:30 p.m. at North Creek Ski Bowl, Ski Bowl Rd. Telemark ski contest under the lights. $. Details: 251-2411 or: www.goremountain.com

Tuesday, Feb. 26 GLENS FALLS — African-American Film Forum selection, 6:30 p.m. in Crandall Library, 251 Glen St. Free. Details: 792-6508 ext. 3 or: www.crandalllibrary.org

Thursday, Feb. 28 GLENS FALLS — In concert: country music star Josh Gracin, 8 p.m. in Charles Wood Theater, 207 Glen St. American Idol alumnus. $. Details: 874-0800 or: www.woodtheater.org

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 23-24

Friday, March 1

LAKE GEORGE — Family fun daily at Lake George Winter Carnivalʼs final weekend for 2013; Shepard Park, 288 Canada St. Both days: car races on ice, fun games from noon-2 p.m., snowmobile skip at 2:30 p.m., balloon & helicopter rides, giant tubing slide, childrenʼs indoor activities & zumba at King Neptuneʼs: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., ATV wagon rides, wood carving, alpaca zoo. Saturday: Chicken wing cook-off at noon, bonfire on the beach at 4 p.m., fireworks over the lake. Sunday: glacier golf tournament, noon-4 p.m. All activities weather permitting. Details: 240-0809 or: www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com HAGUE — Northern Lake George Ice Fishing Tournament, daily at town park, 9060 Lake Shore Dr. Registration at 5 a.m. Largest ice fishing tourney on Lake George. Four categories: Lake Trout, Perch, Salmon, Northern Pike. Adult & junior divisions. Awards ceremony, cash and merchandise prizes. Sponsored by Hague Fish & Game Club. $. Details: 5436542 or: www.haguefishandgame.com SCHROON LAKE — Chili Cook Off, 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. at Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club. Benefits local emergency services. Details: www.SchroonLakeChiliCookOff.org SCHROON LAKE — Local poker run via snowmobiles. Call Dwayne at 532-9347 for details. BOLTON — Planetarium talk accompanied by ancient myths, 1 p.m. at Up Yonda Farm environmental education center, Rte. 9N north of Bolton Landing. Programs include snowshoe walks, bird watching, animal habitat, solar energy. Trails, nature museum, wildlife pond. Details: 644-9767 or: www.upyondafarm.com. QUEENSBURY — 16U Girl's Fastpitch Softball Tournament, daily in Adirondack Sports Complex-The Dome, 326 Sherman Ave. Sat.: 8 a.m.8 p.m.; Sun.: 8 a.m.- 4.p.m. Free to spectators. Details: 743-1086 or: www.adksc.com.

GLENS FALLS — Christian country-rock band Third Day in concert with Colton Dixon and Josh Wilson, 7 p.m. in city Civic Center, downtown. Acclaimed Grammy-winning band onstage with American Idolʼs Colton Dixon plus gifted singer-songwriter Josh Wilson in “Miracle Tour.” Details: www.glensfallscc.com or: 855-432-2849. GLENS FALLS — Exhibition reception, juried art show, 5-7 p.m. in The Shirt Factory Artists complex, 71 Lawrence St. Works of art on exhibit in a historic building. Free. Details: 907-4478 or: www.shirtfactorygf.com. PORT HENRY — Open swimming, 6-8 p.m. in Moriah Central School. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday-Sunday March 1-3 GLENS FALLS — Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater: “Eat, Drink and Be Murdered,” daily at Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge St. Shows Fri. & Sat. at 6 p.m., Sun. at 1 p.m. Presented by Glens Falls Community Theatre. $. Reservations & details: 792-1740 or: www.gfcommunitytheatre.org LAKE GEORGE — Fighting Spirit Youth Hockey team vs. Junior Mariners, daily at Lake George Forum, 2200 state Rte. 9. Fri. & Sat.: 7 p.m., Sun.: 10 a.m. $. Details: 668-2200 or: www.lakegeorgeforum.com

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Casual Victorian Elegance, Fine Dining, Lodging & Cocktails

Bakery & Coffee Shop

Call For Seasonal Hours

Sandwiches & Soups • Baked Goods Espresso Bar • Wedding Cakes

Banquets • Receptions • Private Parties

251-5959

We also offer a PRIX FIXE $2400

Michele & Kevin Flanigan - Innkeepers • Reservations Recommended

42 Hummingbird Way • Port Henry, NY • 518-546-7633

260 Main Street • North Creek Open 7 Days a Week

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Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 16-17


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Join Us For Services This Winter Season! United Methodist Churches

Hadley-Luzerne

of Blue Mountain Lake & Indian Lake

Wesleyan Church 445 Route 9N Lake Luzerne, NY 12846 (518) 696-4552

Sunday Services: 11:00am at Indian Lake Blue Mountain Lake UMC is closed during February. Services will resume March 3, 2013 at 9:30am weekly.

Adult Worship - Sunday 11:00am Children’s Worship - Sunday 11:00am

All Are Welcome!

Kid’s Club & Teens - Wednesday 6:00pm

Blue Mountain Lake, NY

For further information call Nina Dickinson 648-5302

The Northern Points Cluster MassS chedule

TICONDEROGA FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH EVERYONE IS WELCOME Sunday Worship: 8:30 A.M. Service with Communion 10:30 A.M. Service with Sunday School & Nursery

Saturday Vigils: 4:00 pm - St. Isaac Jogues, Chestertown 5:30 pm - St. James, North Creek

First Sunday Community Dinner 4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. (Monthly) 1045 Wicker St., Ticonderoga, NY 12883 (Rt. 9N next to the Hospital) (518) 585-7995 • tifumc@yahoo.com www.tifumc.com

Rte 30 Lake Side Up from Post Office

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CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS ANGLO-CATHOLIC FAMILY OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF ALBANY 3764 MAIN STREET WARRENSBURG, NEW YORK 12885

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SUNDAYS: 8:00 A.M. - HOLY EUCHARIST 10:00 A.M. - SUNGM ASS SERVICES ARE BROADCAST LIVE IN THEP ARISH HALL FOR HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBILITY.

WEDNESDAYS: 7:00 P.M.H EALINGM ASS THURSDAYS: 7:00 P.M.H OLY E UCHARIST

Sunday Liturgies: 8:30 am - St. James, North Creek 10:00 am - St. Isaac Jogues, Chestertown ST. ISAAC JOGUES - HAGUE OPENS SUNDAY MAY 26, 2013

Rev. Richard E. Osborne, Sr. Pastor www.hlwc.org

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71 Montcalm Street, Lake George, NY 12845 Church Office: 518-668-2613

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12 East Main Street Indian Lake, NY

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Sunday Service 10 a.m. Rev. Chad Jones

2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH: 9:00 A.M. MASS followed by a free breakfast

90238

First United Methodist Church Of Warrensburg

The Reverend Fr. Thomas J. Pettigrew, Rector Parish Office: (518) 623-3066

90239

CALDWELL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

HAGUE BAPTIST CHURCH

90232

Sunday Service: 9:30 am - Sunday School • 9:30 am - Choir Rehearsal 11:00 am - Worship Service Special Lenten Services: 7:00 pm - Ash Wednesday ~ Feb. 13th 11:00 am - Palm Sunday ~ Mar. 24th 7:00 pm - Good Friday ~ Mar. 29th 7:00 am - Easter Sunrise Service followed by breakfast at 7:30 am 11:00 am - Easter Service Visit us on Facebook for our current events!

First Congregational Church

Pastor Cory MacNeil 9830 Graphite Mountain Road (Rt. 8), Hague, NY (518) 543-8899 • www.haguebaptistchurch.com

90233

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church

7 Park Avenue Crown Point, New York 12928

50 Mohican St., Lake George, NY • 518-668-2046

Saturday: Sacrament of Reconciliation 3:00 pm Vigil Mass 4:00 pm Sunday: Mass 9:00 am Monday, Wednesday & Friday: Weekday Mass 8:00 am (No Mass Tues. or Thurs.)

SERVICE: Sunday 9:30 A.M. ChristC entered FamilyO riented Second Blessing Thrift Shop

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Rev. David C. Hirtle, Pastor Rev. Gregg L. Trask, Assoc. www.brickchurchonline.com • 518-597-3398

Sundays Bible Study 9:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

90235

3890 Main Street, Warrensburg, NY 12885 Pastor Stephen Andrews 518-623-9334 Email: fumc3890@gmail.com Office Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Father Thomas Berardi, Pastor

SUNDAY SERVICE Hague Campus - 10 am Cafe Hour Immediately following Service

WEDNESDAY SERVICE Ticonderoga Campus - 6:30 pm

90224

Hague Campus Ticonderoga Office 9803 Graphite Mtn Rd 106 Montcalm Avenue Hague, NY 12836 Ticonderoga, NY 12883 518-543-4594 518-543-4400 www.lakesideregionalchurch.org 90225


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Saturday, March 2 CHESTERTOWN — “Winter Light” exhibit closing artistsʼ reception, 2-4 p.m. in Art in Chestertown Gallery, 6378 state Rte. 9. Works by regional artists. Free. Details: www.northcountryartscenter.org or: 803-4034. NORTH CREEK — Mini-Shredders Jibfest, noon at Gore Mountain Ski Center, 793 Peaceful Valley Rd.Freestyle ski competition for children 10 & under. Free. Details: www.goremountain.com or: 251-2411 BOLTON LANDING — Family snowshoe hike & animal tracking with naturalist Matt Walker, 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Amy's Park. Call 644-9673 for park location & details. Sponsored by Lake George Land Conservancy. Free. Required registration, details: www.lglc.org WARRENSBURG — Hickory Telemark Festival, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. at Hickory Ski Center, 43 Hickory Hill Rd. Fun for all ages & abilities. Free telemark clinic & demos; races. After-ski barbecue, live band & beer. Free with lift ticket. Details: 623-5754 or: www.hickoryskicenter.com GLENS FALLS — Amazing Nano Brothers, 10:30 a.m. in Charles Wood Theater, 207 Glen St. Act mixes science & zany fun. Duo juggles potted plants, etc. atop towering unicycles, while talking about atoms, nanotechnology. Ages 4 or older. $. Details: 874-0800 or: www.woodtheater.org

Saturday-Sunday, March 2-3 NORTH CREEK — Kandahar Giant Slalom race, Gore Mountain Ski Center, 793 Peaceful Valley Rd., $. Register; details: 946-7001or: www.nysef.org QUEENSBURY — 14U Girl's Fastpitch Softball Tournament, daily in Adirondack Sports Complex-The Dome, 326 Sherman Ave. Sat.: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sun.: 8 a.m.- 4.p.m. Free to spectators. Details: 743-1086 or: www.adksc.com. SCHROON LAKE — Adirondackʼs Best Ice Fishing Tournament, daily, sponsored by Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club. Tickets must be purchased prior to fishing to be eligible for prizes. Ends at 4 p.m. Sunday, deadline for weighing fish at the clubhouse. Door prizes to be drawn hourly, both days. For details, see: Schroon Lake Events on Facebook.

Sunday, March 3 LAKE GEORGE — Annual Bands nʼ Beans chili & music fest, 2 p.m.- 7 p.m. Roaring Brook Ranch, 2206 Rte. 9N. Fundraiser for Lake George Arts Project. 50+ restaurants and cooks compete for bragging rights. Huge party, great rock bands, 2 stages. $. Details: www.lakegeorgearts.org or: 668-2616. GLENS FALLS — Pro hockey: Adirondack Phantoms vs. Albany Devils, 3 p.m. at city Civic Center, downtown. $. Details: 480-3355 or: www.phantomshockey.com. GLENS FALLS — Mardi Gras Party fundraiser for World Awareness Childrenʼs Museum, 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. at Queensbury hotel, 88 Ridge St. Wine tasting & appetizers, music & dancing, silent auction of artist-created Mardi Gras masks. $. Details: 793-2773 or: www.worldchildrensmuseum.org. LAKE GEORGE — “Relieve Cabin Fever” wine tasting at Adirondack Winery, 285 Canada St. Samplings of wines paired with gourmet cheese, chocolates, fine foods. Sat.: 11:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.; Sun.: 11:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Free. Details: 668-9463 or: www.adirondackwinery.com ATHOL — Thurman Maple Weekend, Free sugarhouse & sawmill tours, demonstrations, childrenʼs activities, local crafts. Experience mountain-town culture. Valley Road Maple Farm Pancake Breakfast, 9 a.m.; tours 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Details: 623-9718 or: thurmanny.com. QUEENSBURY — 10U Girl's Fastpitch Softball Tournament, daily in Adirondack Sports Complex-The Dome, 326 Sherman Ave. Sat.: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sun.: 8 a.m.- 4.p.m. Free to spectators. Details: 743-1086 or: www.adksc.com.

Friday, March 8

GLENS FALLS — Pro hockey: Adirondack Phantoms vs. Springfield Falcons, city Civic Center, downtown. New pre-game buffet at 5:30 p.m.; game at 7 p.m. $. Details: 480-3355 or: www.phantomshockey.com. PORT HENRY — Open swimming, 6-8 p.m. in Moriah Central School. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday-Sunday, March 8-10 GLENS FALLS — Drama: “All My Sons” daily at Charles Wood Theater, 207 Glen St. Arthur Miller's compelling and award-winning post-World War II play about a seemingly All-American family. Fri. & Sat.: 7:30 p.m.; Sun.: 2 p.m. $. Details: 874-0800 or: www.woodtheater.org GLENS FALLS — Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater: “Eat, Drink and Be Murdered,” daily at Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge St. Shows Fri. & Sat. at 6 p.m., Sun. at 1 p.m. Presented by Glens Falls Community Theatre. $. Reservations & details: 792-1740 or: www.gfcommunitytheatre.org

Saturday, March 9 ATHOL — Thurman Thurman Maple Sugar “Jackwax” Party, 4 p.m. at Thurman Town Hall. Sumptuous buffet of home-cooked food, live mountain music, great socializing in this decades-old tradition that celebrates springʼs arrival. Dessert of “Jackwax” or maple syrup on snow is a delight for all. Event benefits American Cancer Society. $; but 5 & under free. Details: 623-4024; or: 623-9649. NORTH CREEK — “Big Air at Little Gore,” 5 p.m. at North Creek Ski Bowl, Ski Bowl Rd. Big Air/Slopestyle competition under the lights. $. Details: 251-2411 or: www.goremountain.com. GLENS FALLS — Pro hockey: Adirondack Phantoms vs. Connecticut Whale, city Civic Center, downtown. New pre-game buffet at 5:30 p.m.; game at 7 p.m. $. Details: 480-3355 or: www.phantomshockey.com.

Saturday-Sunday, March 9-10 ATHOL — Thurman Maple Days, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. throughout town. Various sugarhouses host visitors. Free tours & demos, some crafts. Breakfast at Valley Rd. Maple Farm, 9 a.m., $. Details: 623-9718 orwww.persisgranger.com. QUEENSBURY — 12U Girl's Fastpitch Softball Tournament, daily in Adirondack Sports ComplexThe Dome, 326 Sherman Ave. Sat.: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sun.: 8 a.m.- 4.p.m. Free to spectators. Details: 7431086 or: www.adksc.com.

Tuesday, March 12 WARREN COUNTY — Church bells to ring at 2 p.m. throughout Warren County in celebration of the countyʼs bicentennial. Details: warrenny200.org

Friday, March 15 LAKE GEORGE — Warren County Bicentennial Proclamation, 10 a.m. at county Board of Supervisors meeting, county Municipal Center, 1340 state Rte. 9. State & local officials to celebrate countyʼs bicentennial; slide presentation on countyʼs history. Free. Details: www.warrenny200.org. CHESTERTOWN — “Spring Awakening” exhibition artistsʼ reception, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at Art in Chestertown Gallery, 6378 state Rte. 9 (Main St.) Works by regional artists, wide variety of media. Exhibit up through April 27, Sat. & Sun., 11a.m.- 5 p.m. Free. Details: www.northcountryartscenter.org or: 803-4034. PORT HENRY — Open swimming, 6-8 p.m. in Moriah Central School. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday-Sunday, March 15-17

Face painting is one of the activities offered during the Lake George Winter Carnival, which runs weekends throughout the month of February. For details call 240-0809 or visit www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com. Photo by Nancy Frasier

GLENS FALLS — State Championship High School Boys Basketball Tournament, Glens Falls Civic Center. See future stars compete for their titles. Jimmerʻs former venue! $. Details: 855-432-2849 or: www.nysbasketball.net.

Saturday, March 16 CHESTERTOWN — Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner, 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. at Community Methodist Church, Church St. Great food & socializing. $. Details: 494-3374. QUEENSBURY — Digging for Gold - Saint Patrick's Day fest, noon- 3 p.m. at West Mtn. Ski Center, 59 West Mountain Rd. Dig through snow for prizes. Free. Details: 793-6606 or: www.skiwestmountain.com GLENS FALLS — In concert: Frankie Valli and Beach Boys tribute artists, 7:30 p.m. in Charles Wood Theater, 207 Glen St. $. Details: 874-0800 or: www.woodtheater.org SCHROON LAKE — Debut of Leprechaun Throwing Contest, 3 p.m. in town park. Contest judged on authenticity of appearance or their ability to throw leprechaun over a pot of gold. Leprechaun weight limit is 30 pounds. Awards given out at 7 p.m. in Timberwolf Pub, prior to the St. Patrickʼs Day parties. Details, see Facebook: Schroon Lake Events.

Saturday-Sunday, March 16-17

culture. Valley Road Maple Farm Pancake Breakfast, 9 a.m.; tours 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Details: 623-9718 or: thurman-ny.com. QUEENSBURY — 10U Girl's Fastpitch Softball Tournament, daily in Adirondack Sports ComplexThe Dome, 326 Sherman Ave. Sat.: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sun.: 8 a.m.- 4.p.m. Free to spectators. Details: 7431086 or: www.adksc.com.

Sunday, March 17 CHESTERTOWN — St. Patrickʼs Day Parade, 2:30 p.m. down Main St.; other family fun planned through 4 p.m. Details: call Cindy Mead at 494-4600. GLENS FALLS — “Baroque Comes Alive” concert presented by Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, 4 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls, 400 Glen St. Includes double violin concerto. Handel, Vivaldi, Bach, Rameau. Pre-concert talk at 3:15 p.m. by conductor Charles Peltz. $. Details: 793-1348 or: www.gfso.org GLENS FALLS — Family film: “Secondhand Lions,” 2 p.m. in Charles Wood Theater, 207 Glen St. $. Details: 874-0800 or: www.woodtheater.org NORTH CREEK — Walt's Bump Contest, 11 a.m. at Gore Mountain Ski Center, 793 Peaceful Valley Road. Spring classic mogul challenge. $. Details: www.goremountain.com or: 251-2411. TICONDEROGA — “Evacuation Day 1776,” history presentation by Rich Strum, 2 p.m. at Fort Ticonderoga. Talk about the British occupation of Boston in 1775 and 1776 and the eventual departure of the British troops on March 17, 1776. Details: www.FortTiconderoga.org

LAKE GEORGE — Sham-"Rock" the Block Party, afternoons daily at Amherst St. & Shepard Park. Live Irish music, children's activities, Celtic games, bounce houses, wagon rides, traditional Irish food specialties, vendors, St. Patrickʼs Day parade on Sunday. Festivities start at 10 a.m. on Saturday; noon on Sunday. Free. Details: 361-2559. LAKE GEORGE — “Relieve Cabin Fever” wine tasting at Adirondack Winery, 285 Canada St. Samplings of wines paired with gourmet cheese, chocolates, fine foods. Sat.: 11:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.; Sun.: 11:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Free. Details: 668-9463 or: www.adirondackwinery.com

Monday, March 18

ATHOL — Thurman Maple Weekend, Free sugarhouse & sawmill tours, demonstrations, childrenʼs activities, local crafts. Experience mountain-town

QUEENSBURY — Warren County Historical Society Program, 7 p.m. at Society headquarters, 195

GLENS FALLS — Chamber music: de Blasiis at the Hyde - “Rebel,” 7:30 p.m. at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St. Internationally acclaimed baroque ensemble. $. Details: 792-2383 or: www.deblasiis-chamber-music.org

Wednesday, March 20

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During the School Break Thurs. & Fri., February 21st & 22nd • 10:30-1:30 • Birthday Parties, Animal Programs & Special School Activities • Pet Sitting • Small Animals & Supplies Including Reptile Food • School, Camp, and Senior Programs. • Ask about our variety of birds for sale, including “Sentinel Budgies”

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23291

518-984-0030

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Sunnyside Rd. Refreshments. Free. Details: 7430734 or: www.warrencountyhistoricalsociety.org QUEENSBURY — Talk & readings by award-winning author Pam Houston, 12:40 p.m. in Dearlove Hall, SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Rd. Free. Details: 743-2200 ext. 2601 or: www.sunyacc.edu/writersproject.

for championship trophies. Sanctioned by NorthEast Snocross. $. Details: 361-5912 or: www.snox1.com NORTH CREEK — Easter Sunrise Service atop Bear Mountain, 7 a.m. at Gore Mountain Ski Center, 793 Peaceful Valley Rd. Ride gondola to participate in inspirational nondenominational service; brunch later in morning. $. Details: 251-2411 or: www.goremountain.com

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PORT HENRY — Open swimming, 6-8 p.m. in Moriah Central School. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

STATEWIDE — Trout season begins. Verify regulations on ponds, lakes, rivers, streams. Details: 897-1200 or: www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/38365.html

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QUEENSBURY — Great Upstate Boat Show, daily at Adirondack Sports Complex - The Dome, 326 Sherman Ave. Features 25 dealers, 60 brands, 200 boats on display, lifestyle vendors, displays. Fri.: 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sat.: 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Sun.: 10 a.m.5 p.m. $. Details: www.greatupstateboatshow.com or: 791-0070. NORTH CREEK — Drama: Neil Simonʼs farce “Rumors,” Our Town Theatre Group, nightly in Tannery Pond Community Center, Main St. $. Details: 406-8840 or: www.ottg.org

GLENS FALLS — Pro hockey: Adirondack Phantoms vs. Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, city Civic Center, downtown. New pre-game buffet at 5:30 p.m.; game at 7 p.m. $. Details: 480-3355 or: www.phantomshockey.com.

Friday-Sunday, April 5-7 QUEENSBURY — Spring Home Lifestyle Showcase, daily at Adirondack Sports Complex - The Dome, 326 Sherman Ave. Home decor expo featuring over 150 exhibitors; seminars & demos. Fri.: 4 p.,m.- 8 p.m.; Sat.: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sun.: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. $. Details: www.homelifestyleshowcase.com or: 743-1086.

Chestertown will host its popular Krazy Downhill Derby, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Dynamite Hill ski area off Route 8 on Feb. 24. For details call 494-2722 or visit www.northwarren.com.

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LAKE GEORGE — “Winter Warm-Up” party, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Lake George Recreation Center, Transfer Rd. off Rte. 9N. Family activities, bonfire, presentations by Lake George Land Conservancy. Free; registration required. Details: 644-9673 or: www.lglc.org NORTH CREEK — Maple Festival, Gore Mountain Ski Center, 793 Peaceful Valley Rd. Maple fare, live music and fun. Lift ticket specials. $. Details: 251-2411 or: www.goremountain.com. NORTH CREEK — Maple Festival, Gore Mountain Ski Center, 793 Peaceful Valley Rd. Maple fare, live music and fun. Lift ticket specials. $. Details: 251-2411 or: www.goremountain.com.

Saturday-Sunday, March 23-24 ATHOL — Thurman Maple Weekend, Free sugarhouse & sawmill tours, demonstrations, childrenʼs ac-

tivities, local crafts. Experience mountain-town culture. Valley Road Maple Farm Pancake Breakfast, 9 a.m.; tours 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Details: 623-9718 or: thurmanny.com. GLENS FALLS — Alice in Wonderland — Our Looking Glass Ballet, daily at Charles Wood Theater, 207 Glen St. Presented by students of Adirondack Ballet Theater, ages 5-18 with guest artists, array of dance idioms. Sat.: 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Sun.: 2:30 p.m. Details: 874-0800 or: www.dcqdance.org

Sunday, March 24 GLENS FALLS — Shamrock Shuffle & The Leprechaun Leap footraces, 11 a.m. at Glens Falls High School 10 Quade St. 5-mile flat loop & 7/8-mile childrenʼs fun run. Benefit for Special Olympics. Free for spectators. Details: www.adirondackrunners.org. GLENS FALLS — Pro hockey: Adirondack Phantoms vs. Portland Pirates, 3 p.m. at city Civic Center, downtown. $. Details: 480-3355 or: www.phantomshockey.com.

Friday-Sunday, March 29-31 QUEENSBURY — Wild Wild West Snocross Showdown, daily at West Mtn. Ski Center, 59 West Mountain Rd. Snowmobilers race through tight turns, and fly high over jumps in a variety of races to qualify

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Saturday, April 6 NORTH CREEK — Pond Skimming Contest, 11 a.m. at Gore Mountain Ski Center, 793 Peaceful Valley Rd. Wacky ski & snowboard competition offers thrills for all. Wear a costume! Prizes to be awarded. $. Details: 251-2411 or: www.goremountain.com GLENS FALLS — Pro hockey: Adirondack Phantoms vs. Rochester Americans, city Civic Center, downtown. New pre-game buffet at 5:30 p.m.; game at 7 p.m. $. Details: 480-3355 or: www.phantomshockey.com.

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a.m.- 3 p.m. at city Civic Center. Family fun featuring face painting, games, entertainment, food, raffles, & genuine Guatemalan store! Benefits Glens Falls Medical Mission Project Guatemala. Donations of infant or children's vitamins welcomed. Those donating these items get a free game ticket! Cash donations encouraged; otherwise event is free. Details: www.gfmmf.org. LAKE GEORGE — Peopleʼs Pixel Project Gala Awards fest & video screening, Charles R. Wood Theater. Art video/film contest sponsored by Lake George Arts Project features pro & amateur videographers of all ages. Annually features innovative, stimulating work. $. Details: 668-2616 or: www.lakegeorgearts.org.

Ongoing WARRENSBURG — Bicentennial meal deal, 4:30 p.m. each Wednesday all year long, Lizzie Keays Restaurant, River St. Plaza. Celebrate Warrensburgʼs and Warren Countyʼs joint bicentennial. Choice of 3 entrees for $18.13. RSVP recommended. Details: 504-4043 or: www.whs12885.org. NORTHERN WARREN COUNTY — Ice fishing season, through March 15 for northern pike, pickerel, tiger muskellunge & walleye; through April 30 for other species. Verify all local regulations for ice fishing ponds, lakes, rivers, streams. Details: 897-1333 or: www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/32368.html BOLTON — Winter nature programs at various days and times at Up Yonda Farm environmental education center, Rte. 9N north of Bolton Landing. Programs include topics like bird watching, animal habitat, solar energy, aquatic adventures, hikes. Trails, nature museum, wildlife pond, guided walks. CHESTERTOWN — “Winter Light” art exhibit in Art in Chestertown Gallery, 6378 state Rte. 9 (Main St.) through March 2. Fine art, various media, by 40+ area artists & artisans. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.,Thursdays through Sundays. Details: 803-4034 or: www.northcountryartscenter.org SARATOGA/NORTH CREEK — Gore Mountain Snow Train, Friday through Sunday. Relax, socialize and enjoy the scenery instead of the hassles of driving. Experience pleasures of a bygone era via Saratoga-North Creek Railway. Full service, free transport from rail station to Gore. Package rail/ride/ski price is less than a single lift ticket alone. See online schedule for details. Arrive 30 mins. prior to departure. Dome cars available. $. Details: (877) 726-7245 or: www.sncrr.com. POTTERSVILLE — Snowshoe tours of Natural

Travis Hunsdon and Adrienne Weld learn to ice skate at the Ticonderoga rink adjacent to Bicentennial Park. Photo by Nancy Frasier Stone Bridge and Caves. Rentals available. Selfguided tours available Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. and guided tours offered weekends at 6 p.m. Details: 494-2283 or visit www.stonebridgeandcaves.com. LAKE GEORGE — Public skating indoors at the Lake George Forum through March 31. Times and details: www.lakegeorgeforum.com. WARRENSBURG — Art exhibits at Willows Bistro, 3749 Main St. Details: www.willowsbistro.com or: 504-4344. WARRENSBURG — Exhibits of artifacts, photographs and environments highlighting local culture, industry & curiosities in Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, open Wed., Sat. & Sun.: 1-3 p.m.; Fri.: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Fri., plus 6-8 p.m. first Thursday of every month. 3754 Main St. in the V.F.W. building. Entrance in the rear. Call Steve Parisi at 623-2928 or 623-2207 or see: www.whs12885.org for details. SCHROON LAKE — Various WinterEvent activ-

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ities through March including snowboarding, cardboard sled aces, snowmobiling, moonlight snowshoe treks and bonfires in the park, open mic nights, concerts, etc. For dates & tiumes, call Joanie at 5329900 or call the local Chamber of Commerce. For those who prefer indoor activities, Joanieʼs Goodies offers cooking, candy making sessions. True North Yoga is offering yoga sessions. See SchroonLake Events on Facebook. CHESTERTOWN — Not only great books and resources, but exhibits at Chester Library, Chester Municipal Center, Main St. Story Time and Sing-A-Long every Friday at 10:30 a.m. For details on hours or programs, call 494-5384 or see: www.chesterli-

brary.org GLENS FALLS — Occasional open studio events, exhibits,by artisans at The Shirt Factory artist studio complex, Lawrence & Cooper sts. Thurs-Sat., 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Dec.- Daily 11a.m.-6 p.m. Details: 9074478 or: www.shirtfactorygf.com. CHESTERTOWN—North Country Caregivers Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Chester-Horicon Health Center at 6:15 p.m. For details, call 251-2581. CHESTERTOWN — Chess Club meets every Saturday at the Chester Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All levels, all ages welcome. Free chess lessons. CHESTERTOWN — Chester Library Board of Trustees meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month in the library at the Municipal Center, Main St. Public welcome. Details: 494-5384. LAKE GEORGE — Book Discussion Group meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Caldwell Lake George Library. Details: 6682528. LAKE GEORGE — Open mic with all-you-can-eat pizza, socializing,Thursdays at Pizza Jerks, 59 Iroquois St. GLENS FALLS — World Awareness Children's Museum,89 Warren St. Traditions from many countries. Various exhibits including New Years celebrations worldwide- through March 4. Hours: Wed.-Sat.: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sun.: noon-4 p.m. $. Free. Details: 793-2773 or: www.worldchildrensmuseum.org STONY CREEK — Monthly meeting, Stony Creek Library Board of Trustees, 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, at the library. WARRENSBURG — Grief Support Group, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.every other Wednesday through Aug., at North Country Ministry outreach center, 3933 Main St. GLENS FALLS — Grief Support Group, 5 p.m.6 p.m. on first and third Wednesdays of each month, at High Peaks Hospiceʼs Bay Road office. No fee nor registration needed. Contact Erika at High Peaks Hospice, 743-1672. LAKE GEORGE — Voices of the Heart, a mental health advocacy organization at Caldwell-Lake George Library every Wednesday, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Free. Details: www.voicesoftheheart.net.

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