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SL preps for First Night By Keith Lobdell

SARANAC LAKE Ñ An event that started 37 years ago in Boston has been a mainstay of the way people in Saranac Lake celebrate New Year Õ s for the past seven years. Again, the village will be busy as First Night 2014 will take place at multiple venues to help ring in the New Year. The tradition of the First Night festival began in Boston, where organizers were looking to create a familyoriented, alcohol-free celebration that included performing and visual arts. Admission to events at First Night comes in the form of a button. In Saranac Lake, the button can be purchased CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

First Night Saranac Lake organizers are preparing for the annual New Year’s Eve event. Photoprovided

Northbrook Lodge tabbed for register ALBANY Ñ Northbrook Lodge in Paul Smiths has been recommended by the New York State Board for Historic Preservation as one of 33 properties, resources and districts to be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Northbrook Lodge was developed beginning in 1919 on Osgood Pond. The camp represents the wealth and prestige of its original owners, the McDougald family of Montreal, who like many others of their stature developed seasonal properties in the Adirondack region in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Ò I applaud the owners and stewards of these historic properties for taking part in New YorkÕ s preservation ef-

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archeology and culture of New York State and the nation. There are 90,000 historic buildings, structures and sites throughout the state listed on the National Register of Historic Places, individually or as components of historic districts. Property owners, municipalities and organizations from communities throughout the state sponsored the nominations. Once the recommendations are approved by the state historic preservation officer, the properties are listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places and then nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, where they are reviewed and, once approved, entered on the National Register.

forts,Ó said Rose Harvey, Commissioner of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.Ò Placing these landmarks on the State and National Registers of Historic Places is an important tool in their long-term survival and helps communities embrace their history and culture.Ó State and National Register-listing can assist property owners in revitalizing the structures, making them eligible for various public preservation programs and services, such as matching state grants and state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits. The State and National Registers are the official lists of buildings, structures, districts, landscapes, objects and sites significant in the history, architecture,

Supers still work on budget ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ Without the biggest block of votes in the county in attendance, some members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors felt their special board meeting was going around in circles. The board was unable to agree on a starting point or any other resolutions during the Dec. 4 special budget board meeting, with each vote starting down 575 points with the medical absence of North ElbaÕ s Roby Politi and Sharon Boisen of Essex. Politi holds the most weighted votes in the county with 520. CONTINUED ON PAGE 5




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Police blotter BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — On Nov. 26, at approximately 9:49 a.m., Vermont State Police were notified by New York State Police regarding a Fugitive from Justice identified as Trevor Smith, 32, from Westport, and that he was currently residing in Vermont. Smith was located in Brattleboro and arrested on a warrant for a criminal offense that occurred in New York. Smith was processed at the Brattleboro State Police Barracks and transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility. He was issued conditions of release and is being held on $10,000 bail. Smith was cited to appear in the Windham Superior

Court Criminal Division Nov. 27. LAKE PLACID — On Dec. 8, at approximately 1:30 a.m., State Police responded to Wesvalley Road, Lake Placid for a report of motor vehicle accident. Lake Placid Police who were on scene advised the responding troopers that the operator of the vehicle had the left the scene. Leland F. Stanton III, 22, had been operating a 1998 Dodge van on Wesvalley Road when he drove off the south shoulder of the road and struck a tree. Stanton had fled the scene on

foot and was located at the Wesvalley Housing. Stanton was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated. StantonÕ s blood alcohol content was determined to be .13 percent. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marihuana. He was issued appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear at the Town of North Elba Court Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Stanton was also issued traffic tickets for leaving the scene of a property damage motor vehicle accident, moving from lane unsafely, and uninspected motor vehicle.

Many performers will take to the stage as part of First Night Saranac Lake.

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Continued from page 1 for $12 and can be found at several businesses in the village as well as Lake Placid. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. First Night Saranac Lake, one of five such events in New York State (Saratoga, Buffalo, Oneonta and Syracuse) began in 2006 and has steadily grown over the past seven years. Ò We try each year to broaden our circle of people who attend,Ó First Night board member Liz Bennett said. Ò We attempt to provide a variety of entertainment for all ages from puppetry and circus acts for children, teen dance for high school students and a variety of music and comedy for all ages.Ó Performers, entertainers, dancing and festivities can be found at several places throughout the village, including the Harrietstown Town Hall (where the opening ceremonies are held every year at 5:45 p.m.), the Adirondack Artists Guild, BluSeed Studios, the First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Pendragon Theatre, Petrova Elementary School, Saranac Lake Library, St. BernardÕ s Church, St. LukeÕ s Episcopal Church and Will Rogers, among other locations. Previous performers have included a variety of acts and entertainers, including the Zucchini Brothers, storyteller Amber McKernan, poet Angel Nafis, rock group Invasive Species, Soma Beats African Drum and dance troop, LeGroove, Hair of the Dog, CrackinÕ Foxy, comedian Johnny Lampert, childrenÕ s comedy and magic show Pipsqueak, the Saranac Lake High School vocal ensembles and more. For additional information including the performance schedule and the performers’ bios consult the website

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Essex Chain at center of three-day APA meetings this week

RAY BROOK Ñ The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at its Headquarters in Ray Brook Wednesday, Dec. 11. This monthÕ s meeting will be a three day meeting. The Full Agency will come to order at 1 p.m. for administrative actions. At 1:30 p.m., the Full Board will begin to deliberate amendments to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan involving classification of recently acquired Finch lands and reclassification of certain adjoining State Land parcels. This action involves the Essex Chain, Indian River and OK Slip Tracts. Agency staff will brief the Board on standards for the AgencyÕ s decision, compare the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the Draft Supplemental Impact Statement, review alternatives and receive a presentation on the Preferred Alternative. On Thursday morning at 9 a.m., the Regulatory Programs Committee will determine approvability for a Class A project for a 42-acre shelterwood cut proposed by Lyme Adirondack Timberlands, LLC. The project is proposed for lands in the Town of Webb, Herkimer County. At 11 a.m., the Full Agency will reconvene to continue discussion of the Finch State Land Classification Action. The Board will receive a detailed overview of the Preferred Alternative and the determinants for classification. The Board will first review the physical characteristics including the general natural resource considerations and road network. From 1 to 5 p.m., the Board will be briefed on the Biological and Intangible characteristics. This will include the Essex Chain and Hudson River fisheries, wetlands and wildlife considerations. The Board will then be detailed on the intangible and social considerations including buildings and existing infrastructure, reserved rights and easements. In addition, the Board will hear a presentation on economic factors, recreational opportunities and snowmobiling. The meeting will conclude with a Board discussion of the Preferred Alternative. On Friday, Dec. 13, at 9 a.m., the Full Agency will hear a presentation of the Draft Resolution for the Finch 2013 State Land Classification Package. This includes consideration to accept the FSEIS and act on the recommendation for classification for the Finch 2013 State Land Classification Package. At 11 a.m., the Full Agency will come to order for committee reports, Local Government Review Board comment, public and member comment. Meeting materials are available for download from the AgencyÕ s website at htm.

Loons rescued after wind storm RAY BROOK Ñ At least one Common Loon and four Redthroated Loons were blown down in SundayÕ s windstorm. Biodiversity Research InstituteÕ s (BRIÕ s) Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation received its first call Sunday afternoon concerning a Red-throated Loon that was in the Catamount Mountain parking lot, which was brought to the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehab Center. A second Red-throated Loon was found at Mt. Van Hoevenberg the following morning. A third loon was found by Mountain View Lake and a fourth in the Old Forge area. A Common Loon was found on a road in the Glens Falls area. Ò Red-throated Loons breed in Canada and Alaska,Ó said Dr. Nina Schoch, Coordinator of BRIÕ s Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation. Ò They are much smaller birds than the Common Loons that summer here in the Adirondack Park. They must have been migrating to the coast for the winter when they encountered the strong winds on Sunday and got blown down.Ó The Common Loon was released on the Hudson River and one of the Red-throated Loons was released on Lake Champlain. Another Red-throated Loon was able to get airborne again on its own by running on the snow. Unfortunately, the remaining two birds had sustained severe injuries and had to be euthanized.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at the Gore Mountain Ski Center in North Creek after meeting with town and county leaders Thursday, Sept. 26, about the classification of newly acquired state land, such as the Essex Chain Lakes. Behind Cuomo, from left, are Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randy Douglas, Sen. Betty Little, Assemblyman Dan Stec and Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Farber.


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Support the ‘preferred alternative’ EditorÕ s Note: At the time of this printing, the Adirondack Park Agency was poised to make an historic classification of thousands of acres of former Finch Pruyn land, known as the Essex Chain of Lakes. The following is a joint statement from Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Chairman William Farber and Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randall Douglas regarding a new proposed classification known as the ‘preferred alternative.’


he proposed APA Classification map released last week for the Essex Chain of Lakes sustains some key recreational priorities for Essex and Hamilton counties, particularly within the five towns that represent the Upper Hudson River Hub while providing protections for the most sensitive environmental areas. The establishment of a Wild Forest designation for key portions of the property will enhance recreational connections between our towns, and therefore economic opportunity for all of them. Plus, as we sustain the opportunity to connect these communities to the Forest Preserve, we cater to a broad group of recreational users and tie in our businesses back to the opportunity of the natural resource. Of particular importance to our communities has been: * Connecting the communities directly together, for recreational opportunities from mountain biking to snowmobiling * Assuring the general public access which is close and proximate to the Essex Chain, the Cedar River, and the Hudson River The packet released appears to assure the opportunities for those priorities and much more! The recommendation represents a tremendous amount of hard work, collaboration and compromises on the parts of the local communities, stakeholders, the APA and the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The result is a classification map which appears to weave together a rich maze of public comments, while achieving natural resource protection and fostering future economic opportunity. Breaking down traditional parochial boundaries and thinking is not easy, particularly in the Adirondacks. The efforts that these five towns have made to come together, plan together and, frankly, stand together, should be applauded and emulated going forward. The local governments deserve particular credit for their efforts to invite public input through community meetings, to foster productive dialogue through group planning exercises and, yes, to take the time to listen and understand the positions of those with differing views. When it comes to the Adirondacks being heard, this stands as a great success. It would appear that the State Agencies have been listening to all of us, as have Elected Officials right up to Governor Cuomo. It must be noted, that Governor CuomoÕ s willingness to come to the Park yet again, and listen to the concerns of the people involved, deserves our deep gratitude. Beyond that, Governor Cuomo demonstrated a deep understanding of Adirondack Park dynamic, when he suggested that Adirondack leaders should be talking more directly to each other. Governor CuomoÕ s view, that there existed an opportunity here, to respect the highest priority needs of the towns and the highest priorities of the environmental constituencies, may be about to play out, for the betterment of the Adirondack Park. Did our communities and constituents get everything we wanted in the proposed Essex Chain designation? Of course not! Nor should anyone have expected that one parcel of land could ultimately be classified in a way that would allow it to be everything for everyone. But the opportunities that could soon be before Essex and Hamilton Counties to provide unparalleled recreational opportunities and spur important new economic activity are exciting and historic, and set the stage for a much brighter future for our communities. Essex and Hamilton counties are the only two counties located entirely within the Adirondack Park, and represent more than 2.4 million of the ParkÕ s total 6 million acres. Adirondack Park. Even more significant, roughly 45 percent of Essex County and roughly 65 percent of Hamilton County are made up of state Forest Preserve land.

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Give yourself the best gift of all


iving in our free society has true skill of a human willing to give many perks and benefits. and place personal needs below those All too often we never reof many others. After being jailed 27 ally appreciate how good we have it years for his life long battle against until we face that expected event that apartheid and injustice in South Afcould change ones life dramatically. rica, instead of becoming a bitter man Be it a health scare, a simple accident looking for revenge, he understood at home, a sudden job disruption or a that his nation needed to be healed. family/personal crisis or change. It can People of all skin color could begin happen to any of us, at any time or at addressing the problems in society any level of life. by putting their differences aside and Dan Alexander This wonderful and free society also working together for a true democratic Thoughts from comes with certain responsibilities; state. Knowing what needs to be done Behind the Pressline some mandatory like taxes, others are and having the courage to buck politioptional such as volunteering or concal and social trends is what sets Mantributing financially. Without individuals stepping dela apart. forward to accept these Ò optionalÓ responsibilities Mandela had the rare ability that few leaders have our society would surely fail. Like any organization to affect true change. IÕ m not suggesting that any of or group you belong to Ò duesÓ must be paid and sacus can live up to his accomplishments but each of rifices made for the good of the whole. us have the ability to do our small part to make an In recent weeks the news has been full of heroic impact in our communities. Sure times are tough and deeds and humanitarian tasks like guardsman and there is never enough money to satisfy all your needs. soldiers returning from the front protecting the freeBut look around. How much better do you still have doms we all enjoy; individuals donating organs so it than others around you? How many times in life that another may enjoy a fuller life; volunteer firedid someone, maybe even a stranger, extend a helpmen risking their lives and safety to enter into ing hand or an encouraging word when you needed burning buildings to save lives; volunteers devotit most? None of us ever know what the future holds. ing countless hours to shelter and feed homeless Mandela could have never imagined when he was individuals and even pets; toys being donated to thrown into jail in 1964 that someday he would be brighten a childÕ s Christmas; volunteers standing president of his country and be so beloved around out in the cold to ring bells at the red kettles collectthe world for his efforts. ing funds for those less fortunate and even children I urge you to do your part. If youÕ re unsure where sending funds to children in other countries ravaged to start, or even if you are already active in volunby storms and natural disasters. teering your time and making financial contribuNo one forces us to perform those tasks. We do tions, may I suggest a contribution to the United them because we know they are important things Way, your local hospital, church, shelter or one of that must be done. Some among us accept those rethe many excellent organizations serving the many sponsibilities cheerfully and with enthusiasm, deneeds throughout our communities. Drop that spare voting their life to good deeds whenever the need change in the Red Kettles around town or volunteer arises. Others accept them as part of life and do the some time helping out in an organization you may best they can to contribute what they can and yet know little about. There is always room for another others skirt bye, living off this wonderful society takset of helping hands. It won’t be easy at first, but ing as much as they can and putting back little. youÕ ll be pleased with the outcome. None of us are in a position to do it all, but each As we approach the holiday season make the of us in our own way needs to participate in the oppledge to do more this coming year than youÕ ve tional responsibilities of society. The difference bedone in the past. Volunteer your time, dig a little tween those who do and those who do not accept deeper when making that contribution and do it these added responsibilities can clearly be seen on with a smile on your face and joy in your heart. It their faces. The joy of helping someone other than is that type of effort made by millions around this yourself, is a gift that canÕ t be replicated. Folks going country and around the world that provides true through their own difficult times can often be lifted hope for mankind and sooner or later will aid in crein spirit by focusing their attention on others. The ating a world at peace and harmony. good deeds we do or, dues we pay, sooner or later circle back around making this a better community, Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publicountry and world that we all must share. cations. He may be reached at The recent passing of Nelson Mandela shows the


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Music is Magic

Letters to the Editor

Reaction to viewpoint To the Valley News: The Viewpoint by Dalton of CFES was a diatribe about the cost of a college education. DaltonÕ s presentation gave short shrift to the factors affecting the pricing of college tuition and used statistics in a questionable fashion. For example, he states that Ò over the past five years, tuition at public four-year colleges increased 27 percent beyond inflation while at private colleges that increase is 13 percent.Ó There are three problems here. First, private tuition has been market priced. Public colleges have tuition subsidized by the stateÕ s tax payers. Second, tuition is paid in dollars. The 27 percent increase in public college tuition since 2008 is about $1900, while that for a private college would be $3600 for the 13 percent increase. Third, the states have cut their support for public higher education from around 75 percent to 20 percent or less of the collegesÕ instruction budgets. Reported cuts for this year include: CA: 20, PA: 19, NH: 20-plus. Additionally, the Federal government has cut funding to colleges. As state and federal subsidizing of colleges declines, you can expect tuition at public colleges to approach market prices. Dalton: “. . . have failed to curb spending on bricks and mortar . . . Ó At state colleges it takes 4-6 years for buildings to go from proposal to completion. New construction has to

be approved at the state level. Building needs recognized in 2008 would be coming on line this year, just in time to provide space for the additional students arising from the CFES programs. Other Dalton issues include tenured professors and too much spending on technology. The tenure matter is a discussion for a separate letter. Suffice to say that tenure is not the same as seniority in a union shop. Ò Too much technologyÓ ? What should these colleges provide, clay tablets and a pointed sticks? Many state universities are municipalities. Many have populations larger than any municipality in Essex or Clinton County: 20,000 or more students. Because they were established by state legislatures in rural areas, many provide water, sewer, fire, police, EMT, garbage removal, road repair, building and grounds maintenance, adjudication and other services one might find in a municipality. Those costs increase as state support decreases. As the university Ò ownsÓ the land, property tax revenue is not possible. Universities have to meet state and federal codes, mandates and so on, many of which do not apply to private colleges. Dalton applauds the proposed federal college rating system. But, one need not wait for the government to rank colleges. The U.S. News and World Report and SmartMoney periodicals are doing this. Also, there are ratings out for the best programs in many fields, compiled by the respective professional organiza-

County budget

Continued from page 1 Ò It is almost impossible to have a resolution that will pass without Mr. Politi here,Ó Westport Supervisor Dan Connell said after the board was unable to agree on a starting point of a nine or 15 percent tax increase in the 2014 budget. Ò Now, only the prevailing side or an absent member can bring these resolutions back to the table.Ó County attorney Daniel Manning said the board should lay the groundwork for later resolutions during the meeting. Ò Instead of making all of these resolutions, discuss these things instead of making them resolutions because they are more than likely going to get defeated and I will be drafting up 3,000 worthless resolutions,Ó Manning said. Ò If you do it one by one as resolutions, you are spinning your wheels.Ó Connell agreed. Ò I am not comfortable with any of these motions until we start talking about where we want to make cuts,Ó he said. Ò We keep talking about cuts. I wonÕ t vote on any percent until we have a full discussion.Ó The 15 percent plan was presented to members of the board and the public by County Manager Dan Palmer during the Nov. 30 public hearing on the spending plan. Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston opted for the nine percent starting point. Ò There was a plan that was put forward with a nine percent increase and I felt that plan was a better starting point that 15 percent is,” Preston said. “I would move that we would adopt the five year plan with nine percent and move forward from there.Ó Ò I feel that you keep this under double digits and you will get a consensus from the board,Ó Moriah Supervisor and budget liaison Tom Scozzafava said. “I think that we can find $800,000 that can be taken out of the budget to get us down there.Ó Ò Getting a goal to get to nine percent is reasonable,Ó Willsboro Supervisor Ed Hatch said. Ò Essentially the nine percent plan requires $1 million more to be used in fund balance in 2014,Ó Palmer said. Ò I sent a memo out to the entire board that outlined the nine percent plan as well as the 15 percent plan.” Preston said the budget should be judged on what could be done in the present to curb spending at the county level. “When you get to year five you say there is no fund balance left, but I do not have a crystal ball,Ó Preston said. Ò It is hard to sit here now and say that five years from now this is not going to be a good thing. Things could get better or they could get worse. I am not an advocate of using fund balance. I think that we should make some more adjustments within this budget and keep the fund balance that we have.Ó Palmer cautioned making cuts that would need to be reinstated down

Bazaar slated

KEESEVILLE Ñ St. PaulÕ s Episcopal Church invites you to their Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall on Clinton Street in Keeseville. Handmade Christmas decorations, gift items, jewelry, jams, and baked goods of all kinds will be available throughout the day.

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Thanks for donations To the Valley News: Ò I am I can,Ó would like to thank Price Chopper and StewartÕ s Shops for their generous donations to support our workshop series. This series focuses on life skills for our students, including healthy relationships, safe social networking, college planning/resources, and how to find a part-time job. It is through their generosity that we continue to make a difference in our communities. I am I can is an organization filled with everyday heroes. It selectively partners mentors and high school girls who enrich each otherÕ s lives, learn from one another, and by doing so enhance the quality of life in our community. We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 that provides encouragement, direction, and guidance to young women in grades 9-12. If you would like to learn more about I am I can, including how to become a mentor or make a donation, please visit our site (www. or contact our founder, Avon Scherff at 688-3010 ext 102. Maria Norelli Board Member

the road could be a mistake. Ò I am telling you that taking out cuts that reduce this levy that are not permanent is a mistake,Ó he said. Preston said he was concerned the increase would be too much for some but expressed surprise in the lack of comment from the public Ò I had someone say to me they felt the only people that are going to be left in this county are second homeowners because they will be the only one that can afford the taxes,Ó Preston said. Ò In the same breath, I cant believe the apathy there is in this county because no one comes out when they have the chance to comment on it.Ó Ò This is not the huge tax increase that the public thinks it is,Ó Connell responded. Ò I think we have to stay with Mr. PalmerÕ s plan to start. I think it would be a horrible mistake to go back to the point where we are having to borrow in order to pay for warrants.Ó Ò What we are asking for now is still $104 lower than it was 10 years ago,Ó Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley said. Ò They didnÕ t leave 10 years ago when it was higher. Where are you going to go that is cheaper than here. Even with this increase, we are still the cheapest game in town and I think that we would be crazy to keep cutting this thing down.Ó “Our problem is this started in 2004,” Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow said. Ò If we would have had the crystal ball, we would not have dropped the tax levy every year and we would not be in the position we are in now. I do not want to take any more chances, I want to start correcting this now.Ó Morrow was also critical of the 2013 budget. Ò Last years budget was a big, bad decision,Ó he said. Ò We went to one percent and that was ridiculous. We should have bit the bullet last year and we need to bite the bullet now.Ó Scozzafava also addressed the length of the plan put forward by Palmer. Ò You canÕ t tie another board to this plan,Ó he said. Ò We could all be gone from here in five years and probably will be if we approve double digit increases.Ó Ò My thought has always been you do what is best in the long term for your constituents and not worry about future boards and what they might do,Ó Ticonderoga Supervisor Deb Malaney said. Board chairman Randy Douglas said he knew the board would have to make tough decisions. “I promised my people that I would not go over five percent for five years as a plan so I am caught in a tight spot,Ó Douglas said. The board plans to meet next week as the Dec. 20 deadline approaches to approve a county budget. If a budget has not been approved by then, the tentative plan, with a 15 percent increase, would be adopted as the 2014 fiscal plan.

Language funding available

LAKE PLACID Ñ The deadline to apply for funding through the Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement Fund at Adirondack Foundation is 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Last year, 11 school projects received grants from this fund. DonÕ t miss this great opportunity. Each year, the Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement Fund makes a limited number of grants available to Adirondack schools for initiatives that enrich and increase capacity for foreign language instruction. Grants awarded will typically range from $500 to $1,500. Larger grants will sometimes be awarded for exceptional projects. Visit to learn how to apply online and to start your application today. To learn more about the fund, visit online-grants-manager/adirondack-foreign-languageenhancement-fund. If you have questions, please call Programs Officer Andrea Grout at 523-9904 or email

United Way seeks applications

tions, for example: engineering, architecture, etc. Gordon Howard Keeseville

PLATTSBURGH Ñ The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc serving Clinton, Essex and Franklin

Counties is currently accepting applications from agencies and organizations wishing to become a partner agency of the United Way for fiscal year 2014. Agencies and organizations wishing to apply may obtain the necessary paperwork by stopping in at the United Way office, located at 45 Tom Miller Road, or by calling 563-0028. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All applicants must be a (501-C-3) “Not-for-Profit” organization and show proof of certification. Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24.

Chorale announces holiday shows

ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ The Pleasant Valley Chorale will present its holiday program, Ò Songs of the Shepherds” in two concerts: Friday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Community Church and again on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Elizabethtown. The program features a wide variety of holiday favorites. The chorale, sponsored by the Elizabethtown Social Center, is a community ensemble of 40 members, directed by Susan Hughes and accompanied by Mary Lu Kirsty. Admission to the concerts is free, with a good-will donation accepted at the door. For more information, contact Susan Hughes, director, at 873-7319.


umans are affected in profound and transcendent ways by music. There is strong archeological evidence that ancient humans probably gathered in a circle around the fire to chant, sing and play crude percussion instruments. Perhaps they sang or chanted to strengthen the sense of community or group solidarity as we do now with religious hymns. We know that Native Americans celebrated nature, the harvest and the animals that they harvested for survival in song and dance. By Scot Hurlburt Most people can remember a song that was popular at a time when something important was happening in their lives. I can remember listening to Neil Young songs like Ò OhioÓ and feeling as rebellious as he sounded. Sometimes songs just get stuck in your head and you canÕ t get them out, like Ò You canÕ t touch this,Ó a song that I detest which episodically haunts me. Today we know that music can help people to process grief, meditate, reduce stress, manage pain and some evidence suggests that music can help us to heal. In fact, Music seems to transcend our circumstance, whatever that circumstance might be. Many infants connect with music well before they can walk or talk. Turn music on around an infant and it really gets their attention and though they may not speak words yet they will hum or make noises along with the music. Infants will also move their feet and hands to the music and sometimes they become very excited. I have observed senior citizens who cannot remember much about their dayÕ s events but can sing every word to the World War II era song, Ò DonÕ t sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me.Ó While listening to music is enjoyable, making your own music can be enjoyable and fun. Like all artistic expressions, music is mostly subjective and Mozart maybe the greatest music in the world to some listeners while others may swoon to Etta James or Anita Baker, two of my personal favorites. Any parent considering music lessons for their child should know that children that take music lessons become better readers, improve their spelling skills and show great improvement in math skills. Students that participate in band or instrument lessons are 52 percent more likely to attend college and graduate from college. A Rockefeller Foundation study found that music students had the highest admittance to medical school above all other variables. Music can help a student to build self-confidence as well. Mastery of a musical instrument takes discipline and dedication but once you have seen a young person smile after or during playing their instrument no matter which one it is, you can literally see their confidence growing. It is well known from educational research that success in one area can be transferred into other areas and additional self-confidence can result. Music unlike traditional sports and many extracurricular activities can be enjoyed across an entire lifetime. Sports are not the only area where teamwork can be learned, playing in a band or orchestra requires teamwork, conflict resolution skills and selflessness. In high school I had several garage bands and I would say that the only way to describe them was loud. It was great fun and to this day I play guitar and if I am really lucky I play and sing with my daughter and if I am really, really lucky, we harmonize together and sound pretty good. I believe that her early piano lessons and teacher and a guitar in her presence at home probably spawned her interest in playing and singing music. Now her music is a lifelong gift she gives herself and to others. Remember all kids count.

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Friday, Dec. 13

• Week of Dec. 13 - 19

Haewa & North Funktree at the Monopole

PLATTSBURGH Ñ Haewa & North Funktree will perform, The Monopole, 17 Protection Ave, Dec. 13, at 10 p.m. Haewa was formed in late 2011 in Rochester. From deep pychedelia to funk and more, they create pulsating grooves which are complimented by textural blankets of ambience. These energetic improvisations lead audience members in and out of songs, both instrumental and lyrical. The tone to the music is entirely organic, focusing on the music from the guitar, bass and drum set, with small touches of subtle electronics (synthesizer, pedals and drum pad) to help deepen the collective array of sounds between the three members. With these tools, Ben Chilbert, Collin Jones and Riley Dichairo successfully transport the listener to a brand new sonic dimension

Mindtrap to perform at Olive Ridley’s

PLATTSBURGH Ñ Mind Trap performs at Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court Street, 10 p.m. $3-$5. MindTrap - Vermont`s Rockin` Dance band!! Mindtrap is Ready to get your party started. Covering your favorite rockin` dance tunes from the 70`s 80`s 90`s & today, they bring have an amazing light show for that concert feel, and plenty of energy go get you up and dancing!!

Capital Zen will perform at The Monopole Dec. 14 at 10 p.m.

PLATTSBURGH Ñ Capital Zen a Rock/Progressive/ Funk/Jam Band based out of Glens Falls makes the trek across the state and the country playing their serious bust-out power covers by bands like Rush, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Talking Heads, Mr. Bungle, Frank Zappa, and a whole lot more with original melt your face orignal songs. CZ have played over 100 shows all over the Northeast over the last year, but have performed at Camp Bisco Sept. 2010, and numerous other regional festivals, shared the stage with Kung Fu, Beduin Soundclash, Rustic Overtones, Melvin Seals w/JGB, Into the Presence, Chali 2na, The Breakfast, Jimkata, Wyllys, and countless others. Capital Zen features members Jeff Ô RogÕ Tollison on Drums, Tony Ô The TigerÕ Leombruno on bass and vocals, Scotty Ô KarateÕ Hannay on keys and vocals, and Ô HurricaneÕ Terry Scoville on guitar and vocals.

“Coming Home for the Holidays” at The Strand Theatre

PLATTSBURGH Ñ Presented by the Plattsburgh Renewal Project Partners and NCCCA. Join hosts Jim Calnon and Joshua Krester for an afternoon of holiday cheer, Dec. 14 from 3 - 4:40 p.m. Performances by: Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir, Ò How the Grinch Stole Christmas!Ó performed by Operation Bass, Tom McNichols, Center Stage Dancers, Champlain Valley Irish Dancers, Completely Stranded Improv Comedy Troupe, Ashley Kollar, Jay Lesage, Shannon Passo and Julie Devine. Tickets are available in advance for $10 for adults, and $5 for children under 18. For more information contact the NCCCA at 563-1604.

Spuyten Duyvil’s at BluSeed

SARANAC LAKE Ñ Hailing from the Hudson Valley, Spuyten Duyvil’s (pronounced: “Spite + n Dive + l”) soaring vocals, traditional jug band energy, blistering slide guitar and Chicago-style blues harp propel the listener on a barn-burning romp through the last 100 years of American Roots music. The doors at BluSeed Studios open at 7:30 p.m., reservations are recommended. For more information on this concert and other events contact us at 8913799 or visit

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PLATTSBURGH — Disability Self Advocacy Support Group, North Country Center for Independence, 80 Sharon Ave, noon- 2 p.m. 563-9058. ELIZABETHTOWN — Advent Noontime Meditations, United Church of Christ, 7580 Court Street, 12:15 p.m. ELLENBURG — Zumba dance-fitness party, Ellenburg Town Hall, 13 Brandy Brook Road, $5. 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. SARANAC LAKE — “Live at BluStage” hosts New York City based Spuyten Duyvil’s Adirondacks debut in Saranac Lake on Friday December 13th ESSEX — Pleasant Valley Chorale Holiday program “Songs of the Shepherds,” Essex Community Church, Corner of NYS Route 22 and Main Street, 7:30 p.m. 8737319. CHAZY — The Heaviest Deer Contest weigh-in sponsored by The Chazy Rod and Gun Club, Weathercock Restaurant & Bar, 9688 Route 9, noon to 8 p.m. 8467990. ELLENBURG — Turbo Kick class, Ellenburg Town Hall, 13 Brandy Brook Road, $7. 6- 6:45 p.m. ELLENBURG — Zumba dance-fitness party, Ellenburg Town Hall, 13 Brandy Brook Road, $5. 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Haewa & North Funktree will perform, The Monopole, 17 Protection Ave, 10 p.m. CHAZY — Children’d holiday wagon ride, plus hot chocolate, cookies, storytelling and a visit from Santa. Chazy school, 6 to 8 p.m. DANNEMORA — “A Visit From Santa” performed at the American Legion post 1623, Lyon Mountain, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments, pizza and homemade goodies.

Saturday, Dec. 14

PLATTSBURGH — Wreaths Across America, at the old post cematery, Route 9, just south of the traffic circle. Noon. PLATTSBURGH — “Coming Home for the Holidays” at The Strand Theatre, presented by Plattsburgh Renewal Projects Partners with the NCCCA, from 3 - 4:30 p.m.. Tickets in advance are $10 for adults, and $5 for children under 18. Contact or 563-1604. PLATTSBURGH — Tea & Sweets Holiday Social at the Graystone Mansion, 77 Brinkerhoff St. Proceeds benefit the Mission of Hope. $10 for adults, $2 for children. 1-4 p.m. ESSEX — Saturday Therapuetic Yoga, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 10-11:15 a.m. $12. 963-4300. LAKE PLACID — Second Saturday Storytime to celebrate Ladybug Girl, The Bookstore Plus, Main Street, 10 a.m., 523-2950. WILMINGTON — Riverside Thrift Shop open Wednesdays and Saturdays, Adjacent to the Whiteface Community United Methodist Church, Route 86 and Haselton Road, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 946-2922. WILMINGTON — The Friends of the E.M. Cooper Memorial Public Library Annual Cookies by the Pound Sale, 5751 New York 86 Scenic, 10 a.m. 946-7701. PLATTSBURGH — Figure Drawing Practice Group, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. $5-$10, 563-1604. LAKE PLACID — Author Signing with Donald McLaughlin, author of “600-mile Solo Biking Adventure.” and poet Nadine McLaughlin, The Bookstore Plus, Main Street, 3 - 5 p.m. An Oregon Odyssey:, 523-2950. CADYVILLE — Cadyville Community Christmas Tree Lighting dedicated in memory Beverly Favaro, “Mugsy” Favro, Liz Connor and Jeff Layhee, 5-7p.m. 2931106. CHAMPLAIN — The Northern Lights Square Dance club Christmas Dance, 6 p.m. Potluck Supper, Northeastern Clinton County School, 103 Route 276, 7:30-10 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Mind Trap performs at Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court Street, 10 p.m. $3-$5. PLATTSBURGH — Capital Zen will perform, The Monopole, 17 Protection Ave, 10 p.m. PERU — Craft Fair, Peru Memorial VFW Ladies Auxiliary, 710 Pleasant St, Rte 22 B, Peru, New York, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., A large variety of vendors to complete your decorating and shopping needs. Open to the public for the benefit of our veterans’ families. PLATTSBURGH — Winter farmers’ market, at the city recreation center, 52 U.S. Oval. Farm raised foods including vegetables, meats, cheeses, wines, eggs and sauces. 10 a.m. PLATTSBURGH — Children’s Christmas Party at the VFW, 116 Boynton Ave. Children through age 11 are welcome. Gifts, refreshments and a visit from Santa. 1 to 3 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Holiday library program for children, at the Plattsburgh Public Library Children’s Room, 19 Oak Street. All ages. 2-3 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 15

PLATTSBURGH — Free Yoga with Chelsea Varin, ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret Street, noon. LAKE PLACID — Wing Chun Kung Fu Classes, 462 Averyville Lane, 10-11 a.m. 524-1834 or email WILMINGTON — High Peaks Ringers Christmas Concert, Range Hall in Wilmington, 5794 NYS Rt 86, 1:30 p.m. KEESEVILLE — Children’s Christmas Movie, VFW Post 1505, Rt 9. For children age 12 and under with a parent. Popcorn, crafts and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause. 104 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — German Men’s A Cappella Group to Give Holiday Concert in The Strand Theatre 2 p.m. Maennergesangverein Harmonie will be performing at the Strand Theatre. The group performs German and Swiss folk music, along with music written in French, Italian, Dutch, Russian and English. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students. To order, please call 563-1604. LAKE PLACID — High Peaks Ringers Christmas Concert, Adirondack Community Church, 4 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Winter Olympic Games fundraiser at KANU restaurant, Whiteface Mountain Lodge, 7 Whiteface Inn Lane. Several Olympic hopefuly will be on hand. $12 suggested donation. 5:30-8:30 p.m. SCHUYLER FALLS — Christmas visit with santa Clause, at the Schuyler Falls town hall. Open to all town residents. 1-2 p.m. ELIZABETHTOWN — Pleasant Valley Chorale Holiday program “Songs of the Shepherds,” United Church of Christ, 7580 Court Street, 3 p.m. 873-7319. PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir will present their annual Christmas Candlelight Concert at 4:00 PM in the church sanctuary on Brinkerhoff Street. It is open to the public free of charge. ROUSES POINT — Santa & Mrs. Claus visit Lakeside Coffee. Kids and parents welcome. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 16

WEST CHAZY — Zumba combination class, JCEO, 62 Cemetary Road, 6 - 7:30 p.m. $5. ESSEX — Monday Multi Level Yoga, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 4:30-5:45 p.m. $12. 963-4300. LAKE PLACID — Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride film showing, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Door prizes at 7:30 p.m. Film at 8 PM.; Tickets $18 ($16) PLATTSBURGH — Figure Drawing Practice Group, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $5-$10, 563-1604.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

PLATTSBURGH — Free Table Top Cooking by Shelly Pelkey and Thomas Mullen, North Country Center for Independence, 80 Sharon Ave, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 563-9058. WILMINGTON —Senior Lunch program under the director Tiffany Thomas serves lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Adjacent to the Whiteface Community United Methodist Church, Route 86 and Haselton Road, 11:30 a.m. -2 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Free 12-step Addiction Recovery Program every Tuesday night, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 26 Dennis Avenue, 5:30 - 6:30p.m. 561-1092.

Wednesday, Dec. 18

LAKE PLACID — LPCA Green Market Wednesday & Farmers’ Market, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 523-2512. ELIZABETHTOWN — Al-Anon Family Group for families and friends of problem drinkers to meet at the Hand House, 8273 River Street, noon - 1p.m. ESSEX — Wednesday Multi Level Yoga, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 5:30-6:45 p.m. $12. 963-4300. LAKE PLACID — Wing Chun Kung Fu youth classes for students age 12 and older, 462 Averyville Lane, 4:30 - 6 p.m. 524-1834 or email ipmanwingchunlp@ PLATTSBURGH — Completely Stranded Stand Up Comedy Christmas performance at Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court Street, 8-10 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 19

PLATTSBURGH — Free Health Insurance Workshops hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, North Country Chamber, 7061 Route 9, noon. 563-1000. ESSEX — Thursday Vinyasa/Flow Yoga, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 10-11:15 a.m. $12. 963-4300. WILMINGTON — Ecumenical Food Pantry is open in the Reuben Sanford Building on Thursdays, Adjacent to the Whiteface Community United Methodist Church, Route 86 and Haselton Road, 4-6 p.m. 946-2922. WILMINGTON —Senior Lunch program under the director Tiffany Thomas serves lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Adjacent to the Whiteface Community United Methodist Church, Route 86 and Haselton Road, 11:30 a.m. -2 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Open Portrait Sessions every Thursday, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 10 a.m. - noon. $5-$10. 563-1604. ESSEX — Kids’ Yoga Thursdays, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 4-5 p.m. $12. 963-4300. LAKE PLACID — Wing Chun Kung Fu Classes, 462 Averyville Lane, 4:30 - 6 p.m. 524-1834 or email PLATTSBURGH — Still Life Painting practice group, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 6:30 - 8 p.m. $10. PLATTSBURGH — Rough Riders Jr. Rifle Team practice, Indoor Shooting Range located at the Plattsburgh Rod & Gun Club, 7450 Route 9 North, 6:30 p.m. Family membership $40 for the year, Students pay $5 a night to shoot. 298-7776. PLATTSBURGH — Open Mic Poetry Night, ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret Street, 8 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Chamber Holiday After Hours. The North Country Chamber of Commerce invites area business people to a special Holiday Business After Hours from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Geoffrey’s Pub. Enjoy delicious food and a cash bar while making new business contacts. Bring your business cards to enter to win amazing door prizes. Business After Hours is open to all Chamber members and their employees. Not-yet-members are encouraged to contact the Chamber for a special guest pass. Admission is $3 with a reservation and $4 without. 563-1000.

Friday, Dec. 20

ELIZABETHTOWN — Advent Noontime Meditations, United Church of Christ, 7580 Court Street, 12:15 p.m. ELLENBURG — Turbo Kick class, Ellenburg Town Hall, 13 Brandy Brook Road, $7. 6- 6:45 p.m. ELLENBURG — Zumba dance-fitness party, Ellenburg Town Hall, 13 Brandy Brook Road, $5. 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Glass Onion performs at Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court Street, 10 p.m. $3-$5. PLATTSBURGH — Bravacado will perform, The Monopole, 17 Protection Ave, 10 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 21

PLATTSBURGH — Figure Drawing Practice Group, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. $5-$10, 563-1604. WILMINGTON — Riverside Thrift Shop open Wednesdays and Saturdays, Adjacent to the Whiteface Community United Methodist Church, Route 86 and Haselton Road, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 946-2922. ESSEX — Saturday Therapuetic Yoga, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 10-11:15 a.m. $12. 963-4300. PLATTSBURGH — Glass Onion performs at Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court Street, 10 p.m. $3-$5.

Sunday, Dec. 22

LAKE PLACID — Wing Chun Kung Fu Classes, 462 Averyville Lane, 10-11 a.m. 524-1834 or email PERU — 4th Sunday Breakfast, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Only $7.00 for: Bacon, Scrambled eggs, Corned Beef Hash, Sausage Gravy & Biscuits, Pancakes with “real” Maple Syrup. Juice & Coffee. Peru Memorial VFW & Ladies Auxiliary, 710 Pleasant St, Rte 22B, Peru, NY 12972. Proceeds to benefit local Veterans and their families.

Monday, Dec. 23

WEST CHAZY — Zumba combination class, JCEO, 62 Cemetary Road, 6 - 7:30 p.m. $5. ESSEX — Monday Multi Level Yoga, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 4:30-5:45 p.m. $12. 963-4300. PLATTSBURGH — Figure Drawing Practice Group, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $5-$10, 563-1604.

Tuesday, Dec. 24

WILMINGTON —Senior Lunch program under the director Tiffany Thomas serves lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Adjacent to the Whiteface Community United Methodist Church, Route 86 and Haselton Road, 11:30 a.m. -2 p.m. LEWIS — Special Christmas Eve Service with combined churches, Lewis First Congregational and Elizabethtown United Church of Christ, Lewis Church, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 25

WILMINGTON — Riverside Thrift Shop open Wednesdays and Saturdays, Adjacent to the Whiteface Community United Methodist Church, Route 86 and Haselton Road, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 946-2922. LAKE PLACID — LPCA Green Market Wednesday & Farmers’ Market, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 523-2512. ELIZABETHTOWN — Al-Anon Family Group for families and friends of problem drinkers to meet at the Hand House, 8273 River Street, noon - 1p.m. LAKE PLACID — Wing Chun Kung Fu youth classes for students age 12 and older, 462 Averyville Lane, 4:30 - 6 p.m. 524-1834 or email ipmanwingchunlp@ ESSEX — Wednesday Multi Level Yoga, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 5:30-6:45 p.m. $12. 963-4300.

Thursday, Dec. 26

ESSEX — Thursday Vinyasa/Flow Yoga, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 10-11:15 a.m. $12. 963-4300. PLATTSBURGH — Open Portrait Sessions every Thursday, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 10 a.m. - noon. $5-$10. 563-1604. WILMINGTON — Ecumenical Food Pantry is open in the Reuben Sanford Building on Thursdays, Adjacent to the Whiteface Community United Methodist Church, Route 86 and Haselton Road, 4-6 p.m. 946-2922. WILMINGTON —Senior Lunch program under the director Tiffany Thomas serves lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Adjacent to the Whiteface Community United Methodist Church, Route 86 and Haselton Road, 11:30 a.m. -2 p.m.

ESSEX — Kids’ Yoga Thursdays, Lake Champlain Yoga, 2310 Main Street, 4-5 p.m. $12. 963-4300. LAKE PLACID — Wing Chun Kung Fu Classes, 462 Averyville Lane, 4:30 - 6 p.m. 524-1834 or email PLATTSBURGH — Rough Riders Jr. Rifle Team practice, Indoor Shooting Range located at the Plattsburgh Rod & Gun Club, 7450 Route 9 North, 6:30 p.m. Family membership $40 for the year, Students pay $5 a night to shoot. 298-7776. PLATTSBURGH — Still Life Painting practice group, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 6:30 - 8 p.m. $10.

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Residential decorations winner for Children’s Delight - Bonnie Fitzjames & Eric Lincoln, located on Liberty Hill in Lake Placid.

Lake Placid holiday decorating winners announced LAKE PLACID Ñ The Lake Placid holiday decorating contest committee is pleased to announce this year Õ s winners. Residential CLASSIC ELEGANCE - Andy Perkins and Carol Perkins (McKinley & School Street) CHILDRENÕ S DELIGHT - Bonnie Fitzjames & Eric Lincoln (Liberty Hill); Honorable Mention: Carol Mikalonis & Jean Mitchell (Mill Pond) OLYMPIC THEME - Kathy Johnsen (121 Averyville Rd) MOST CREATIVE - Tie: Randy Patterson (19 Summer St.); and Larry and Nancy Master JEWEL BOX - May/Gonzales (22 Greenwood); Honorable mention: Paul Ellsworth ( 24 Fawn Ridge)

GINGERBREAD HOUSE - Angie & Charlie Huffman (Old Military Rd.); Honorable mention: Brad & Shelia Preston (Mill Pond Dr.) Commercial BEST of SHOW: Whiteface Lodge OLYMPIC THEME: Mirror Lake Inn RETAIL WINDOW: (1) Lake Placid Christmas Company; (2) The Bookstore; (3)Adirondack Trading Company CIVIC/CHURCHES: Pilgrim Holiness Church RESORTS: Tie, High Peaks Resorts and Golden Arrow B&B: Stage Coach Inn HOTEL/MOTEL/INN: Adirondack Inn; Honorable Mention: Placid Bay Inn BEST NEW DISPLAY: Antediluvian Antiques & Curiosities COMMERCIAL: Dr. Ballestrini; Hon-

orable mention: Mykonos Restaurant; Lake Placid Flower & Gift This year Õ s winners were announced at the Holiday Village StrollÕ s Holiday Dreams on Ice Show on Sunday in Lake Placid. The commercial winners will be receiving plaques for display at their locations. A panel of 9-12 judges annually selects the properties whose decorations, in their collective opinion, represent the best of Lake Placid. Judges are volunteer representatives from the Lake Placid Business Association, The Lake Placid Beautification Association and the Lake Placid Garden Club, as well as the community at large. The committee is supported by staff from the Lake Placid CVB, which provides funding for the annual awards.

PLATTSBURGH Ñ The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is embarking on a new phase of volunteerism: a seven county-wide priority to develop a disaster-specific volunteer program within the North Country Regional Volunteer Center (NCRVC). The Disaster Preparedness Program will use the existing NCRVC infrastructure to expand and coordinate disaster volunteer resources, and engage New Yorkers to serve in times of need. Ò The North Country is fortunate to have so many agencies and individuals who want to contribute,Ó said John Bernardi, Executive Director of the United Way of the Adirondack Region. Ò What we saw during Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Irene was a very compassionate response from volunteers, and also a need for skilled volunteers who have received disaster-specific training. We want volunteers to be able to contribute to their fullest potential.Ó While many local organizations have agreed to offer volunteers and/or re-

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State seeks Master Teacher applicants for program entrance ALBANY Ñ Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the State University of New York is now accepting applications for the New York State Master Teacher Program in six additional regions, completing the initiativeÕ s statewide expansion plans. After the first selection of 104 master teachers announced last month, up to 561 additional teachers across the state will be selected to serve as master teachers in this second round of applications. Applications for all ten regions of the state can be submitted online until Jan. 3, at Ò With this second round of applications for the New York State Master Teacher Program, we are opening up this initiative to outstanding teachers

from all ten regions of the state who go beyond their basic duties to help their students succeed,Ó Cuomo said. Ò By enhancing the work of our teachers, we can help our students thrive in the classroom and be competitive in the workforce. I encourage high performing teachers from all across the state to apply to this second round today.Ó Ò Securing and supporting our teaching workforce is essential as New York rebuilds its economy and prepares todayÕ s children for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century,Ó said Chancellor Zimpher. Ò The Master Teacher program gives the best and brightest teachers added incentive to keep educating and to share their knowledge and expertise with their peers. We look forward to bringing the program to communities and

schools statewide.Ó The New York State Master Teacher Program was established this year by Governor Cuomo to identify, reward, and support master STEM educators throughout New York State. The first cohort of 104 teachers was announced last month. The role of master teachers as professional mentors and content experts is key to developing the current cadre of outstanding educators as well as inspiring future teachers. Master Teachers will: •Receive a $15,000 stipend per year over 4 years for participation in the program (total compensation of $60,000 per teacher). •Engage in peer mentoring and intensive content-oriented professional development opportu-

nities throughout the academic year. •Work closely with pre-service and early career teachers to foster a supportive environment for the next generation of STEM teachers. •Attend regular cohort meetings and participate in and lead professional development activities throughout the year. Teachers will be chosen from every region of the state to participate in the program. The four regions that launched this fall (Mid-Hudson, North Country, Central New York, and Western New York) will continue to accept applications. Six new regions are accepting applications today: Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, Capital Region, Long Island, and Southern Tier.

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The LP Man Wing Chun Lake Placid school of martial arts recently opened and is currently accepting adult and youth students. Taught by certified Level 1 instructor James Gann, Wing Chun is a martial art focused on the balance of Yin and Yang energy, relaxation, and centeredness. Wing Chun does not require great strength or flexibility, but instead uses a series of basic movements that can be executed for effective self-protection by people of all ages. The history of the Wing Chun system has been handed down over many generations and is thought to have been developed by a Shaolin Temple nun named Ng Mui, who taught it to a young woman named Yim Wing Chun and named it after her. The story is that Yim Wing Chun learned the martial art in order to fight her way to freedom from a powerful suitor who would otherwise have forced her to marry him. Arguably the most well-known teacher of Wing Chun was Ip Man, who was the first Grandmaster to openly teach it. The most famous of his students was Bruce Lee. Adult classes are 90 minutes on Sundays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. ($15 drop-in). Youth classes are 60 minutes Sundays from noon to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. ($10 drop-in). For more information, contact James Gann at 524-1834 or email Photo provided

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Swedish med student gets experience at Trudeau Institute

Thomas Hagglof at a research facility, with a focus on immunology, specifically on B cells or with a focus on autoimmunity.

The Trudeau Institute has long ties to the Karolinska Institute, which was founded in 1810 by King Karl XIII and is famed for selecting the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine each year. As one of the worldÕ s most prestigious medical schools, Karolinska accounts for over 40 percent of the academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the countryÕ s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Karlsson, HŠ gglš fÕ s advisor at Karolinska, has also spent significant time in New York State, having completed a postdoctoral fellowship in 2005 at Rockefeller University and presented on iNKT cell regulation of B cells during autoimmune disease at the Trudeau Institute in 2012. Ronald H. Goldfarb, Ph.D., the Trudeau InstituteÕ s president, director and CEO, also has long ties to Karolin-

ska. He has interacted over the years with multiple faculty members, including a former dean of the instituteÕ s School of Medicine and a former CFO of Karolinska Development. He also sent his first Ph.D. student for postdoctoral training at Karolinska. Ò I have had the highest level of respect for the Karolinska Institute and the leadership of Professor Hans Wigzell, Professor emeritus of Immunology at the Department of Microbiology, Tumour and Cell Biology, for more than three decades,Ó Goldfarb said. Grad student HŠ gglš f expects to be in Saranac Lake through the end of the year training. During his down time in the Adirondacks, the recreational cross-country skier plans to investigate local sport venues and investigate joining a local hockey team.



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DONN G. GARWOOD DEC 21, 1929 - DEC 01, 2013 Donn G. Garwood, age 83, of from 1987-1990. Donn was a 78 Will Rogers Drive, veteran of the United States Saranac Lake, died Sunday, Army serving during the KoDecember 01, 2013 surroundrean War from 1951 to 1952. ed by his family at his He had also served in the daughters home in Keene Army reserve from 1952 to Valley, NY. 1958. Along with his many Born in Saranac Lake, New community service activities York on December 21, 1929, he was an avid golfer during he was the son of Everett and his retirement years. He esAlberta (Grayce Kerr) Garpecially enjoyed spending wood. Donn married Lortime with his family. raine Waterson on September He is survived by, two 21, 1952. She predeceased daughters Bethany Pelkey him on February 26, 2006. and her husband Gregory of Donn graduated from Keene Valley and Judith SchSaranac Lake High School in ene and her husband David 1947. He attended SUNY of Rushville, one daughter-in College at Utica-Rome where -law Mary Garwood of Lathhe received his permanent am 9 Grandchildren Joshua NYS Teaching certificate in Garwood, Megghan O'Leary building trades carpentry. Holtz and her husband Dan, From 1947 to 1950 he worked Lindsay Tupia and her husat Wilson Clothing Co. and band Joshua, Landon Pelkey Chessman's Sporting Goods. and Fiancé Kristin Baldwin, Donn was a police officer for Dana Pelkey, Erin Pelky, Village of Saranac Lake from Lauren McCormick and hus1953 to 1965 and also worked band Matt, Thomas Sochia, as a carpenter for Saranac and Kevin Sochia and two Lake Cement Works. From great grandchildren Garret 1965 to 1972 he was a selfKyle Pelky and Asher Grant employed general contractor Tupia and many cousins. He and from 1972 to 1986 was was predeceased by one son the building trade's instrucDale Garwood. tor at the Adirondack EducaCalling hours will take place tional Center retiring in 1986. at the Fortune-Keough FuFollowing retirement he was neral Home on Friday, Dea part time employee for cember 6, 2013 from 1:00 PM Adirondack Bank from 1987 - 3:00 PM. A Firemen's to 1994. prayer service will take place Donn was an active member at 3:00 PM immediately folof the Saranac Lake Volunlowed by a time of rememteer Fire Dept. for 40 years brance by family and friends. and had served as Chief of Burial will take place in Pine the Saranac Lake Volunteer Ridge Cemetery at the conveFire Dept. from 1973-1976. nience of the family. He was also a Past President Friends wishing to remember and member of the Northern Donn G. Garwood may make NY Volunteer Firemen's Asmemorial contributions to sociation for over 50 years. Saranac Lake Vol. Fire Dept. Donn was a member of FASor Fireman's home in HudNY (Firemen's Association son, NY in care of the funeral State of New York) for over home. Family and friends 50 years. He was also a can also share their memories member of the Zoning Board and sign the online guestof Appeals for the town of book at fortunekeoughfunera Harrietstown from 1979 to 1990 and served as chairman


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making extensive use of TrudeauÕ s expertise in confocal microscopy. Ò This is a new technique that enables us to see where these rare but important cells are and to identify what they are contacting, something which has evaded our field for a long time,” said Leadbetter about the new method. Ò I am grateful to Trudeau for facilitating this collaboration and am thrilled that Thomas has dedicated himself to mastering this technique. Between his work here and back in his lab in Sweden, I expect we will make exciting new insights into his study of autoimmune disease.Ó HŠ gglš f, who has already earned a masterÕ s in medical science with a major in biomedicine from Karolinska, previously studied in the United States at the University of Iowa and the University of Houston. After completing his Ph.D., he hopes to become a postdoctoral fellow


SARANAC LAKE Ñ The Trudeau Institute is hosting a Swedish Ph.D. candidate from the prestigious Stockholmbased Karolinska Institute, who will be trained in specialized confocal imaging techniques in order to bring the new knowledge back to Karolinska. The student, Thomas HŠ gglš f, arrived in Saranac Lake in October to train under Trudeau faculty member Elizabeth Leadbetter, Ph.D., an expert in the field of iNKT and B cell cooperation. Leadbetter has been collaborating with fellow immunologist Mikael Karlsson, Ph.D., an associate professor at Karolinska Institute and HŠ gglš fÕ s doctoral thesis advisor. Leadbetter and Michael Tighe, the TrudeauÕ s imaging and histology core manager, have developed a new method to visualize NKT cells in fresh murine spleens. At Trudeau, HŠ gglš f will work closely with Tighe to learn the method,


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Last of the season


fter enjoying one last, long day of hunting, I sat out on my back porch deck to watch the sun set. I stayed out long enough to see the stars begin to sparkle in the night sky. It had been a good day to be in the woods and on the hunt. There had been adequate snow cover to illustrate the comings and goings of deer, and all sorts of other woodland creatures. Even a few winter moths were in the air, fluttering by and catching my eye with a I finished up the last day by taking the long route back to camp, which went up and over a long ridge that features stunning vistas of the surrounding hills and mountains. I decided to go up there because I hadnÕ t climbed the ridge even once during the entire season. The hike took me through some thick spruce, and lots of open hardwoods, but surely the finest part of my final journey was the time I spent sitting alone, atop a huge glacial erratic that is set on the edge of a wide open field of moss. WeÕ ve always referred to the clearing as the Big Grassy, even though the moss is so thick, it feels like youÕ re walking on a big, down mattress. I guess my urge to hike over the hill was my one last chance to grasp for a little bit of the pieces and places that were still left in my season. This year, I didnÕ t get into the woods near as often as I have in the past. It appears there were more responsibilities this year, and less time to escape them. It canÕ t be that IÕ m slowing down! Overall, the season was a productive one, with a few nice bucks taken. The high point came when Poppy, the oldest member of our crew, took a buck on the first hunt of the morning of the season. The deer was promptly dressed, dragged back to camp and hung before the morningÕ s coffee even had a chance to cool. When the Big Game Hunting season officially came to a conclusion on Sunday, Dec. 8, I expect there were many sportsmen and women celebrating another year of outdoor adventures. Whether a tag was filled during their annual fall forays is likely inconsequential.

Too often, there is too much emphasis placed on the Ò take,Ó with little regard for the Ò give.Ó After having spent many of my years in the pursuit of fish, fowl and game, IÕ ve come to realize and understand the true rewards. Certainly, there are benefits of the wild harvest which may include medallions of venison loin, smoked wild turkey or fresh salmon. These are the tangible, and tasteful rewards of the hunt. Such physical aspects of the wild pursuit and harvest are readily available. But whatÕ s often overlooked are an equal measure of benefits that are rarely considered, except by those who share them of course. Surely there are the physical health benefits achieved through long hours of hiking, climbing and occasionally dragging. There are also the important skill sets required in the process of putting together the necessary organization, planning and preparation to put on the hunt. It has been widely acknowledged that any amount of time we spend in natural surroundings is more beneficial than a comparable duration of time spent indoors. In fact, it is likely the camaraderie and regular tomfoolery of camp life that remains the most overlooked aspect of the sporting life. There is no sleep so deep to compare with a camp sleep. Despite the usual snoring, wheezing and an occasional toot or two, there is nothing like a soft bed and a warm stove to restore the weary bones and sore muscles of a hunter whoÕ s been busy tromping through the thick woods since before dawn. Camp life is an experience that provides great stress relief, offers fine companionship and delivers a host of other positive benefits, including personal responsibility, punctuality and of course, compassion, communication and freedom. Hunting camp is a most unique location where men can become boys and boys can become men. IÕ ve been reduced to tears on many occasions, when I was laughing so hard it hurt. Unfortunately, less than 7 percent of the nation’s population continues to take to the hunt. Overall, participation levels continue to hold solid, due to the consistent influx of female hunters. All across the nation, traditional deer camps have been bringing in does to keep the numbers up. Hunters do indeed need to cross the gender line. Hunting is an age old activity that helps to sharpen our senses, steel our resolve, improve our memory and hone our hereditary predatory skills. It is a natural activity Ithat requires regular practice to restore our innate hunting skills. It also provides us with the opportunity to experience and explore the concrete matters of both life and death. There is a unique change that comes over a person when they are far removed from typical human interactions. It is a process thatÕ s been described as the Ò freedom of the hills.Ó It comes

Snow moths, aka Winter Moths often appear in the late Fall woods on warm days. The warmer weather often stirs them to come out from under leafy cover and fly about erratically. The sight of something white flickering in the distance, always seems to catch a whitetail hunter’s attention, especially when viewed out of the corner of an eye. I’ve spun around more than once to see nothing but a moth. from a unique combination of primitive living and primeval adventure. Anglers certainly get a taste of it on occasion, but only hunters have to deal with it head on. Freedom is likely the greatest reward a hunter receives in return for putting in their time in the woods. For many, it is the only such opportunity they have available throughout the entire year to shed the worries and responsibilities of everyday life. For many, it provides welcome and well earned relief. And there are still a few intrusions from those who have to deal with cell phones, and those who have to deal with the folks who deal with cell phones. Cell phones certainly provide a valuable purpose, but as an irate camper once pointed out; Ò If they can get ahold of you on the damn phone, they can get ahold of me. I go to camp in order to escape such intrusions.Ó For those of us who continue to live by a sporting calendar, the seasons will continue to be defined by the outdoor activities that are available, rather than by some simple dates printed on an appointment calendar. In the process, the seasons will continue to present new realities and provide unique challenges as weather patterns fluctuate, forests change and time passes more swiftly than before. Through it all, there will remain only one core tenet, which can only be found huddled around a warm stove on a cold evening in camp. Camps may come and go, in all shapes, sizes and comfort ranges. But it isnÕ t the physical structure of camp that provides the main attraction. It is the camaraderie of the hunt, of the shared chores, and the near misses that must be shared. The season is officially over, and my next trip into camp will probably require skis. IÕ ll likely be back soon to seal up a few cracks; rodent-proof a few holes and pack out one last load. Then, IÕ ll sit and stare at the coals which glow in the stove and begin planning for next yearÕ s adventure. Maybe IÕ ll start the year by climbing the far ridge, while I still have the energy. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at

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SURGE VAULT LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 8/14/13. Office location: Essex County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O Will Larzelere, P.O. Box 9, Lake Placid, NY 12946. General Purpose. VN-11/9-12/14/20136TC-53956 -----------------------------

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

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

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED L I A B I L I T Y COMPANY (“LLC”) Name: Zeke's Pub LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on 11/18/13 Office Location: Essex County. The “SSNY” is designated as agent of the “LLC” upon whom process against

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TL • Valley News - 15 it may be served. “SSNY” shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: 3922 NYS Route 22, Willsboro, NY 12996 . Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. VN-12/7-1/11/20146TC-52168 ----------------------------NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF LS MARINA LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/15/13. Office location: Essex County. LLC formed in DE on 11/14/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Michael Damp, 2210 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid, NY 12946, principal business address. DE address of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., DE Wilmington, 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. VN-12/7-1/11/20146TC-52173 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC)

Name: 312 ESSEX, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with New York Secretary of State (SSNY) on November 12, 2013. Office location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o 312 Essex, LLC, 44 Farm Way, Essex, NY 12993. Purpose: Real Estate ownership and all other legal purposes. VN-11/30-01/04/20136TC-52146 ----------------------------ADIRONDACK SURVEYING PLLC, Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/22/13. Office Location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: 2276 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: to engage in the profession of Land Surveyor. VN-12/14-1/18/20146TC-52183 ---------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF M.

SINGHANARATHA LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/02/13. 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, 272 Mill Pond Dr., Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: Own and operate a restaurant. VN-12/14-1/18/20146TC-56695 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC): Name: HERITAGE PROPERTIES OF THE ADIRONDACKS, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/26/2013. Office location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O HERITAGE PROPERTIES OF THE ADIRONDACKS, LLC, P.O. Box 351, 7 School Street, Essex, NY 12936. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Latest date upon

which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date. VN-12/14-1/18/20146TC-56712 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: WHITTEMORE LOGGING LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/20/13. Office location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Gerald Whittemore, P.O. Box 96, Lewis, New York 12950. Purpose: For any lawful purpose VN-12/14-1/18/20146TC-56714 ----------------------------. A PARKING BAN will be into effect, in the Town of Willsboro, on all Town, County and State Roads, between the hours of 10:00 P.M. -6:00 A.M. This Ban will be into effect from December 1, 2013 through April 1, 2014. Peter Jacques H i g h w a y Superintendent

VN-12/14/2013-1TC52184 ----------------------------T H E E L I Z A B E T H TO W N PLANNING BOARD will hold a public hearing on December 18, 2013 at 7pm regarding a building permit application for 8232 River St. The meeting is open to the public. Margaret Bartley Elizabethtown Supervisor PO Box 265 Elizabethtown, NY 12932 518-873-6555 VN-12/14/2013-1TC56697 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE THE YEAR END MEETING, for the Town of Willsboro, will be held on Monday, December, 30th 2013 at 4:30 P.M. at the Town Hall, 5 Farrell Road, Willsboro, New York. THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, for the Town of Willsboro, will be held on Friday, January 3rd, 2014 at 4:30 P.M. The Town Offices will close at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 and will resume normal business hours on the 26th of December.

The Town Offices will close at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 and will resume normal business hours on January 2nd, 2014. WE WISH EVERYONE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY, SAFE AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR. Beverly P. Moran Town Clerk 16th of December. VN-12/14/2013-1TC52176 ----------------------------THE TOWN OF ESSEX will hold its End of the Year Meeting Monday, December 30,2013 at the Town Hall at 10:30 AM. Audrey Hoskins, Town Clerk V N - 1 2 / 1 4 / 12/21/2013-2TC56709 ----------------------------THE TOWN OF ESSEX will hold its 2014 Organizational Meeting Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Town Hall at 10 AM. Audrey Hoskins, Town Clerk V N - 1 2 / 1 4 / 12/21/2013-2TC56710 -----------------------------

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