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By Shawn Ryan shawn@denpubs.com PLATTSBURGH Ñ SUNY PlattsburghÕ s winter commencement address will be given by honor student Danielle K. Johnson, a native of Malone. Johnson, a 2010 graduate of Franklin Academy, was chosen after submitting a draft version of her speech on a whim. Ò When I was nominated to submit a draft I was surprised, I hadnÕ t expected this to be a part of my college experience, but when the opportunity arose I grabbed it,Ó she said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

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Local artist Jody Nebesnik helps six-year-old McKinley Moore paint her hand to create a hand painted Christmas wreath. Nebesnik, a fine arts graduate from Syracuse University, runs “Creative Child Art Workshops” out of her West Chazy home for children up to 12 years old. She encourages parents to stay and watch, or relax with a cup of coffee or tea, and just socialize with other parents. She can be found through her Facebook page “Creative Child Art Workshops.” Photo by Shawn Ryan

‘tabletop Cooking’ about more than a good meal By Shawn Ryan PLATTSBURGH Ñ At the North Country Center for Independence, clients gather twice a week to learn methods of adaptive cooking for the handicapped, but itÕ s about much more than that. Adaptive cooking is about encouraging people with disabilities to not just eat out of a can or a microwave. That was the idea behind Ò Tabletop CookingÓ when Michael Sherman, Peer Counselor Coordinator at the NCCI conceived of the program. Sherman said he saw over and over where people with disabilities were eating only high sodium, high fat meals, and their diet exasperated other medical conditions. Tabletop Cooking serves nutritious, mostly fresh food meals. At each lunch the group serves between 10 and 20 people counting clients and caregivers, for $25 or less each meal. One lunch they prepared fed 20 people for $15. There is a Tuesday group, and a different Thursday group. But more than just learning to cook a simple lunch, or make a nutritious salad, Tabletop Cooking teaches clients some of the softer skills, like proper socializing and hygiene. Ò Socialization is huge among the disabled population,Ó says Sherman. Ò It brings them to a comfort zone in their lives.Ó

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Santa And Mrs. Claus stop by Lakeview Towers

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Santa and Mrs. Claus at Lakeview Towers in Plattsburgh. filled with chocolates and a candy cane. The stockings were crafted by a resident, Ramona Soder. During the holiday event a group of carolers came from the Plattsburgh Church of the Nazarene and performed several songs to add to the delight of those in attendance. The event was very successful. Dozens of children, from infants to early teens, were in attendance. The Plattsburgh Housing Authority would like to thank Wilfred Gonyea, Elizabeth Mooney, Ramona Soder, Julie Walters, Elizabeth Irachetta, Nicole LaFrance, Clayton Morris and the residents of Russell H Barnard Apartments and Lakeview Towers for their efforts in coordinating this wonderful opportunity and ensuring its success.

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PLATTSBURGH Ă‘ The residents of Lakeview Towers opened their doors to grandchildren and the children of the Plattsburgh Housing Authority on Dec. 7 as Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by for a visit. The senior residents had cupcakes, cookies, donuts and hot chocolate for all of the guests. The community room at Lakeview Towers was filled with people eager to spread holiday cheer. The children, aside from having the opportunity to express their holiday wishes, also had their picture taken with jolly old St. Nick. The Plattsburgh Housing Authority arranged for a photographer to attend and provide photographs for the children and their families. Each child was also given a hand-knit stocking

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Champlain calendar available for Christmas By Shawn Ryan

shawn@denpubs.com CHAMPLAIN Ñ The 2014 Town of Champlain Historic calendar has recently been released. The calendarÕ s theme for 2014 focuses on the early boat yards on the Great Chazy River. Details of several other buildings and locations are also described in the calendar. The Town of Champlain was known as a major boat building center on Lake Champlain in the mid to late 1800s. In 1839, the Nye brothers, Freeman and Bartlett, built the schooner Ò General ScottÓ to move commodities to St. Johns, Quebec and Whitehall, N.Y. Thousands of pine and hemlock boards were placed on these boats for shipment to market. People today will remember BartlettÕ s residence as the former Savoy Hotel on Elm Street that was present up to 2003. In 1879, James Averill Jr., a 27 year old insurance salesman living in the Village of Champlain, entered the foundry and boat building business. He would soon become one of the town of ChamplainÕ s biggest industrialists. He purchased a small iron foundry on Elm Street and operated it under the name of Ò Kellogg and AverillÓ with his partner Sylvester Kellogg. The partners later sold a half interest in the firm to the Sheridan brothers in 1887, and soon after, sold the business to them. The iron foundry was named the Sheridan Iron Works and Averill worked here all of his life and was its vice president when he died in 1917. At the same time, the partners established a boat yard on the former Nye waterfront property where the village of ChamplainÕ s sewage treatment plant is today. Several hundred canal boats, barges, houseboats and a few ferries were built at the Averill boat yard on the Great Chazy River from 1879 to at least 1910 under the names of Ò Kellogg and AverillÓ and Ò Averill and Clark.Ó A few famous boats were built here including the huge houseboat Ò SilouanÓ which was built in 1907 for industrialist Walter Witherbee of Port Henry. The boat was designed by architect Hugh McLellan whose family lived in Champlain. President Taft and his children would tour Lake Champlain on this boat during the Tercentenary celebrations in 1909. The well-known automobile ferry at Chazy Landing called Ò The TwinsÓ was also built here. The Allard family also had a small boat yard further down the river and built several canal boats here, including the Ò Joseph A. Allore.Ó A wooden replica of this boat sits in the Samuel de Champlain History Center on Elm Street in the Village of Champlain as well as displays about the canal boat industry in town. The canal boat business was one of the town of ChamplainÕ s biggest industries and employed many people as carpenters, captains and crewmen. Many residents in town today have relatives who were employed in the canal boat, barge and tugboat

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business. Hundreds of family members in town were dependent on this industry. The Champlain calendar also focuses on several other locations in the Town of Champlain with large historical photos and a detailed description about the photograph. The road to Perrys Mills had several flax and paper mills built on the Chazy River by the Whiteside family of Champlain. Brown manila paper was made from straw that was purchased from the farmers in town and as well as from Canadian farmers in the 1880s. Two buildings that still stand in Rouses Point have a related history: They were both built for customs broker John R. Myers. In 1907, Myers asked architect Hugh McLellan to design the Ò Myers BuildingÓ on Lake Street. In 1911, McLellan designed MyersÕ residence which later became the original Cedar Hedge Nursing Home in the 1950s. McLellan was also the designer of the Champlain memorials in Plattsburgh and Crown Point at the

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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.’

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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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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 dan@denpubs.com. The recent passing of Nelson Mandela shows the


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ransitioning into winter should be easy, as we are hearty North Country residentsÉ but the complaints are already being heard! Without the proper precautions, the darkness and the cold can get the best of us. The body, mind & spirit WINTER SERIES started this past week and judging from the noise level, was not only well received, but informational and inspirational, helping to chase the darkness away. The first Speaker of the Winter Wellness Series was MARY ANN LEFEVRE, a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Reiki, and small business owner. MARY ANNÕ s joy with her lifeÕ s work is inspirational and infectious (in a good way)! She inspired the audience to think about health and wellness in a holistic manner Ð her approach to health and healing is one of respecting the messages your physical body sends. The physical body is very often the reflection of an individual’s dimensions of whole body health: mental, emotional, social, and spiritual. The very foundation of Massage Therapy is touch; simple, powerful, and essential. Many believe Massage Therapy to be the precursor to other forms of manual therapy; including physical therapy, chiropractic and even orthopedics. There are references in Eastern and Western medical traditions for millennia highlighting the benefits of energy work, touch therapy, and massage. Massage Therapy is considered by many to be an Integrated and Intuitive therapy modality; that massage is an important component of health maintenance and healing. Diet and healthful eating were on the eveningÕ s menu as well! There was much great discussion about the effects of food choice on health, longevity, and quality of life. So much of the modern diet consists of processed foods that may fill us but not necessarily nourish us in the ways our bodies need to be at peak performance. We can become easily overwhelmed by information regarding correct food choice; however, MARY ANN suggested a simple first step to bet-

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ter health: drink more water. For optimal health we should consider drinking ounces of water equal to half of our body weight. For example, if you weigh 140 pounds, you should be drinking 70 ounces of water each day. Simply taking this first step can help your body hydrate and reap the benefits of adequate hydration such as better absorption of nutrients from foods we eat, digestion, and maintenance of body temperature. Drinking more water also promotes better organ functioning including your brain, liver, and skin. Essential oils and supplements are other pieces of the Ò magicÓ that Maryann uses toward restoring her clients. Scent plays an amazing part in our emotional well-being. Her oils include lavender for calm, valor for strength and courage, and lemon oil for anxiety. The mother-daughter team of CAROLYN TETREAULT and NICOLETTE TERRY brought much more lively discussion and laughter to our night. CAROLYNÕ S new shop, A BEAUTIFUL MESS, on Margaret Street is off to a great start. She shared some best selling products with us; vintage holiday ornaments, whimsical dŽ cor and stationery, as well as beautifully scented beauty products and the Trapp Candle line that will turn you into a connoisseur - even if you think you do not like candles , you will find the fresh scents intoxicating. As our first speaker shared, scent offers a direct and immediate emotional response, so we encourage you to fill this winter season with light and beauty. NICOLETTE, the make-up whiz, performed a make-over and some easy steps to help us put ourselves together for everyday life with a little sparkle for the holidays. Nicolette can assist you from purchase of products to application, using a great range of super inexpensive to higher end productsÉ she knows the tips and tricks! Our latest find and a perfect holiday gift is right under everyoneÕ s nose at the Champlain Wine Company! Freshly made bottles of SNOWFLAKE WINE! Rose or red, the bottles are beautifully labeled and can be accompanied by a festive bottle adornment, also available for purchase. Stop in; taste, talk and

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Latitude 44 Bistro Mac and Cheese with Smoked Gouda and Pancetta

Latitude 44

Article and Photographs by Shawn Ryan

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1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil 6 Ounces Pancetta Medium Dice 1 Tablespoon Garlic Minced 4 Ounces White Wine 10 Ounces Heavy Cream 2 Ounces Parmesan Cheese Grated Salt and White Pepper To Taste 6 Ounces Cooked Penne Pasta 4 Ounces Smoked Gouda Grated

TO PREPARE: In Sauce pot add Vegetable oil and Pancetta Render Pancetta. Add Shallots and Garlic, Sweat until translucent. Deglaze with White Wine and Reduce by one-half. Add Heavy Cream and Parmesan Cheese Reduce until thick. Fold Penne Pasta in Sauce, Salt and White Pepper to Taste. Place in serving bowl, top with Smoked Gouda and enjoy.

PLATTSBURGH Ñ Latitude 44 Bistro is quietly building a loyal following in the Plattsburgh area, and itÕ s due in equal parts to Chef David AllenÕ s cooking experience, and his youthful energy and ability to make people feel like they are at home in his restaurant. Originally from Chazy, Allen graduated from Burlington High School, and went immediately into restaurant work. His first job was at a bowling alley, cooking and serving fried food. From there he moved on to the kitchen at Fletcher Allen hospital. Meanwhile, his desire to become a gourmet chef was growing, and he developed a passion for French cuisine. Ò There was a girl that lived upstairs from me and she was a graduate of New England Culinary Institute (NECI), and I used to run and ask her questions and she saw that I had a passion for cooking, but I was on my own. I never thought culinary school was a possibility for me, it was too expensive,Ó said Allen. One day she just said that he needed to get down to NECI and check it out. He visited the school, and the financial aid office, and somehow worked out going there. At NECI he earned an AssociateÕ s degree in Culinary Arts, and was on his way. Ò From there I got to travel, I went to The Breakers in West Palm Beach Florida which is five-star, five diamond restaurant,Ó he said. Ò They have 13 or 14 different restaurants and I got to travel and work in every one of them.Ó Cooking was AllenÕ s passport to travel, and he traveled to several different restaurants, as well as back to the Champlain Valley, over the next several years. But his passion for French cuisine eventually lead him to the Internet, to find the best French restaurant in the country. He found Lutece in Las Vegas, and packed his bags and punched his ticket to Las Vegas. He worked at Lutece, an experience he called Ò amazing,Ó but he soon was on his way back to Plattsburgh. He worked in several local restaurants, when the opportunity to open his own restaurant came up. He had never owned or managed a restaurant, and the decision to buy a restaurant took a huge leap of faith.

Ò So I was thinking about moving and getting into the cities where my style of cuisine was more common, and the opportunity for this place came up and everybody thought it was a bad location. So I did a lot of thinking about it, and Peter Whitbeck did what he could to help me get in here, and we did all the work. I painted everything, we built these tables, and it just took off.Ó What took off was Latitude 44 Bistro, at 5131 U.S. Avenue in Plattsburgh. Other restaurants had been tried in that location and failed. At Latitude 44, there is now very often a line out the door, even on typically quiet dining nights. Allen is quick to give much of the credit to his staff. The kitchen at Latitude 44 is staffed from chef to intern with culinary school veterans. Ò When you get the opportunity to work with people like that in a professional setting, it just spreads through the restaurant. To just be able to work with this team in this area is amazing,Ó Allen said. But where you really see a difference at Latitude 44, aside from the food, is in the atmosphere. Most of the customers are return customers, and if Allen knows you, heÕ s likely come over and say hello, chat about your day, and just make you feel at home. And that home is growing. They have already had to renovate in order to add more seating, and a meeting room in the back. More is on the way. Allen is opening a cafŽ in February across the parking lot for breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches and coffees. It will be called CafŽ 73. To anyone with a good GPS, the two names will make sense. Beyond that Allen just plans to continue to make good food, enjoy the fruits of his labor, and continue to grow as part of the fabric of Plattsburgh. Ò The people that IÕ ve met, becoming part of PlattsburghÕ s community, I really enjoy that. I love socializing with the customers, I love when they enjoy things. I love creating the new family that I have here. WeÕ re constantly trying to push the palette of Plattsburgh and seeing how far we can take it; learning, and just continuing to enjoy what we do.Ó

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SUNY professor selected as a Franklin Fellow PLATTSBURGH Ñ SUNY Plattsburgh Assistant Criminal Justice Professor Dr. Sharon Melzer has been selected as a Franklin Fellow with the U.S. Department of State. From July 2014 to July 2015, Melzer will work in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in Washington, D.C. Her work will focus on cigarette smuggling, human trafficking and counterfeit products as well as other transnational crime problems and issues. Melzer said she is looking forward to serving her country, viewing her field from a foreign policy perspective and bringing what she learns back to campus. Ò IÕ m very excited,Ó she said. Ò I think itÕ s wonderful for SUNY Plattsburgh and for criminal justice.Ó SUNY Plattsburgh offers a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a criminal justice minor. The program emphasizes a liberal arts approach and studies crime and justice from a social-scientific perspective. It prepares students for a variety of careers, including law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, social services, victim services, graduate and law school, and administrative positions within the criminal justice system.

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Fire department holding annual toy drive CHAZY — The West Chazy fire department will be holding their annual toy drive on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Chazy fire station. The toy drive will help the Christmas Bureau provide a Merry Christmas for less fortunate children in our area. The West Chazy Fire Department is requesting donations of new winter clothes, new and unwrapped toys, or cash donations.

SUNY Plattsburgh Criminal Justice professor Dr. Sharon Melzer, who has recently been selected as a Franklin Fellow with the U.S. Department of State. Photo provided

Beautification Committee announces light contest MOOERS — The Town of Mooers beautification Committee is announcing their annual Christmas Lights Contest. No entry fee is required. To participate, the residence must be in Mooers or Mooers Forks, and you must enter the contest by December 16 at 3:30 p.m. Enter by picking up an application at the Mooers town office, or email your name, address, phone number and directions to your home from the Mooers Fire Station No. 1. There will be two catagories this year; Ò Best Overall,Ó and Ò Best Tree.Ó First prize for Best Overall is $75, and $25 for second place. First place for Best Tree is $50, and $25 for second place.

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Johnson admitted that as the date of her speech nears, she is starting to get nervous. But, she says, she believes in what she is saying through the speech, and feels that her passion will come through. Her future plans have changed over the time she has spent in college. When she was in high school, her goal was to get out of the North Country. Now, she says, she plans to stay close to family and friends, and pursue a career as an event planner. During the 10 a.m. ceremony on Saturday Dec. 14 in the collegeÕ s Field House on Rugar Street, the public relations major will suggest that Ñ if you canÕ t think of anything to be

www.northcountryman.com proud of in your community Ñ you should go ahead and make changes. Around 400 students are eligible to walk to graduate at the ceremony. SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling will preside, with Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs James Liszka presenting the candidates for degrees. The event will feature music performed by Royal Canadian Mounted Police Bagpipe Band and SUNY PlattsburghÕ s Gospel Choir.

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United Way seeks applications to become partner agency 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.


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Tabletop Cooking From page 1

One client, Sherman recalled, barely spoke until he got involved in Tabletop Cooking. Now he takes part in lunchtime conversations ranging from sports to Christmas decorations. Ò ItÕ s all about socializing and eating, and itÕ s good food. Sometimes itÕ s like there are 10 conversations going on at once,Ó says Shelly Pelkey, a caregiver with the Regional Center for Independent Living, who takes part in Tabletop Cooking. NCCI staff and friends contributed recipes, and they published an adaptive cookbook to help their clients in cooking at home. Sherman, who is a peer counsellor for people with disabilities, thinks that while a disability may slow a person down, it doesnÕ t mean that they canÕ t enjoy life. Ò What you do with what you have is up to you. As much as your disability limits you, there are people out there who are worse off, and some that are better,Ó he says.

www.northcountryman.com The North Country Center for Independence offers numerous programs for North Country residents with a host of disabilities. Through their Assessable New York project, they have established a map of assessable businesses in Plattsburgh. They also run the Ombudsman program, which advocates for people in nursing homes or assisted living facilities throughout the North Country. With their peer counseling program, staff members or volunteers with a disability support others with a disability by sharing their own experiences, and help them to define and reach their goals. They also offer information and referral services about available support services in the area, help with learning other independent living skills, advocacy for the handicapped, a consumer directed personal assistance program to help navigate the home health care world, the Radio Reading Service, where volunteers read the news for the visually impaired, and veterans outreach services. NCCI can be reached for more information at 563-9058, or by going to http://www.ncci-online.com/index.php/about-us.

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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 generousact.org/online-grantsmanager to learn how to apply online and to start your application today. To learn more about the fund, visit generousact.org/ online-grants-manager/adirondack-foreign-language-enhancement-fund. If you have questions, please call Programs Officer Andrea Grout at 523-9904 or email andrea@generousact.org.


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Local teams start season in new Northern Basketball League By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com CHAZY Ñ Something looked different when players and parents received their 2013-14 basketball schedules. As was the case with soccer in Section VII, the Mountain and Valley and Champlain Valley Athletic conferences have gone away in basketball, being replaced with the Northern Basketball League. The league has been separated into three divisions, mixing teams from Class A, B, C and D based partially on geography and competitive balance. Division I of the NBL includes Class A Peru, Class B schools Northeastern Clinton, Beekmantown, Plattsburgh High, Saranac, Saranac Lake and AuSable Valley along with Class CÕ s Northern Adirondack. The remainder of the Class C schools - Seton Catholic, Lake Placid, Moriah and Ticonderoga - will play in Division II, joined by MVAC staples Chazy, Willsboro, Elizabethtown-Lewis and Westport. Division III will include the southern Class D

schools: Crown Point, Keene, Schroon Lake, Minerva/Newcomb, Indian Lake/Long Lake, Wells and Johnsburg. Teams will still break up into their respective classes for the Section VII playoffs to earn a berth into the state tournament. A post-season change comes with the senior games, where the MVAC All-Senior game and CVAC Exceptional Senior Game will be replaced with a NBL senior game. Each team will be given one automatic player on the senior teams, while the remainder of the rosters (40 players total for boys and 40 for girls) will be voted on by the coaches. The seniors will then be broken up into four teams of 10 to play in senior games at AuSable Valley Middle/High School at the end of the season. Rules have also been changed for modified teams that played in the MVAC. Formerly, modified teams were only allowed to play half-court, man-to-man defense for the majority of the game, being allowed to press in the final two minutes of the game. Under new league rules, modified teams will be able to press

and play zone defense for all 28 minutes of the game starting Jan. 1, allowing time for MVAC coaches to teach their players zone and press defense and offense. Along with rule changes, there will also be some custom changes. While most MVAC schools are known for silence when it comes to players shooting free throws, CVAC schools are known for keeping the fan noise up when opposing players go to the line. Several CVAC schools also have two sites for games. In Division II, Ticonderoga plays modified games at the Ticonderoga Middle School starting at 5:30 p.m., with junior varsity games also starting at 5:30 p.m. at the high school, followed by the varsity contest. In Moriah, all games are held in the same building, with modified games played in the elementary school gym at 5:30 p.m. and junior varsity and varsity games played in the high school gym, also starting at 5:30 p.m. All other Division II games played at a single site start with modified competitions at 4:30 p.m., followed by the junior varsity and varsity games. Games involving Seton Catholic and Elizabethtown-Lewis will only have modified and varsity games, with first tip set for 5:30 p.m. For those attending basketball games at a new venue for the first time, most school websites have a listing of away game locations and directions. Here is a brief list for Division II: Chazy - all games played at CCRS, starting at 4:30 p.m. Elizabethtown-Lewis - all games played at ELCS, no JV, starting at 5:30 p.m. Lake Placid - all games played at Lake Placid High School (next to Olympic Center) starting at 4:30 p.m. Moriah - all games played at MCS, modified games starting at 5:30 p.m. in the elementary gym, junior varsity games at 5:30 p.m. in the high school gym Seton Catholic - all games played at Seton Catholic School (former air base) with modified starting at 5:30 p.m. Ticonderoga - modified games start at 5:30 p.m. at the Ticonderoga Middle School; junior varsity games start at 5:30 p.m. at the high school Westport - all games played at WCS starting at 4:30 p.m. Willsboro - all games played at WCS starting at 4:30 p.m. Note: 4:30 p.m. starts for three game nights; 5:30 p.m. for two game nights.

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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 mem-

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ber 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 nationÕ 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 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 brookside18@adelphia.net.

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St. Mary’s Catholic Church - Church Street, Champlain. Saturday Anticipated Mass 5:30 p.m. Sunday services 8 a.m. Christ & St. John’s Episcopal/ Anglican Church - 18 Butternut Street, Champlain. (518) 298-8543. Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. Patricia A. Beauharnois, Deacon Vicar CHAZY Sacred Heart Church - Box 549, Chazy 12921. (518) 846-7650. Sunday Masses (Ant) 4 p.m., 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Chazy Presbyterian Church - 620 Miner Farm Rd., Chazy. 846-7349 Worship and Sunday School will begin at 11 a.m. Email: chazypres@ westelcom.com DANNEMOrA Dannemore United Methodist Church - 86 Clark Street, PO Box 488, Dannemora, NY. Pastors Wendy and Gary Rhodehamel.

Phone: 518-891-9287. Worship and Sunday School -- Sunday 11:00 a.m. tedtrevail@gmail.com ELLENBUrG St. Edmund’s roman Catholic Church - Route 11, Ellenburg. Saturday Anticipated Mass, 4 p.m. Sunday Mass, 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. ELLENBUrG CENTEr United Methodist Church of Ellenburg - 5 Church St., PO 142, Ellenburg Center, NY 12934 Pastor: Gary Rhodenhamel Phone: 518-8919287 Hours: 9am Service, Sunday Worship & Sunday School ELLENBUrG DEPOT Ellenburg Depot Wesleyan Church 2179 Plank Rd., PO Box 177 Ellenburg Depot, NY 12935. Pastor: Robert R. Phillips. Phone: 594-3902. Sunday Family Bible Hour: 9:50 a.m. Sunday Worship Time: 10:50 a.m. Children’s Youth Ministries: Call for schedule.

MOOErS St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Maple Street, Mooers. 236-7142. Anticipated Saturday Mass, 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass, 10 a.m. Reconciliation announced special Saturday mornings 10 a.m. & by request. Mooers United Methodist Church 14 East St., Located adjacent to old Post Office. Sunday service, 9:30 a.m. Contemporary & traditional music, activities for children, youth and families, 236-7129, pastoral@ twcny.rr.com, www.gbgm-umc.org/ mooersumc Mooers Wesleyan Church - Maple Street, Mooers. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday Night Service 7 p.m. Wednesday Night 7 p.m. (518) 236-5330. MOOErS FOrKS St. Ann’s Catholic Church - Route

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Friday, Dec. 13

• Week of Dec. 13 - 19

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

“Coming Home for the Holidays” scheduled at The Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH — 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, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” 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.

Haewa & North Funktree at the Monopole

PLATTSBURGH —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 — 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 — 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 ‘Rog’ Tollison on Drums, Tony ‘The Tiger’ Leombruno on bass and vocals, Scotty ‘Karate’ Hannay on keys and vocals, and ‘Hurricane’ Terry Scoville on guitar and vocals.

Donohue to perform at BluSeed SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios is pleased to present Grammy-winning fingerstyle guitarist Pat Donohue. Pat has earned national recognition for his mastery of acoustic fingerstyle guitar, which he exhibits weekly as the guitarist for the Guys All Star Shoe Band on Garrison Keillor’s radio program “A Prairie Home Companion.” The doors at BluSeed Studios open at 7 p.m. Dec. 15, reservations are recommended. For more information on this concert and other events contact us at 8913799 or visit bluseedstudios.org.

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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 www.plattsburgharts.org 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. www.thebookstoreplus.com, 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: www.thebookstoreplus.com, 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 ipmanwingchunlp@gmail.com. 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. www.LakePlacidFarmersMarket.com. 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@ gmail.com. 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 ipmanwingchunlp@gmail.com. PLATTSBURGH — Still Life Painting practice group, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 6:30 - 8 p.m. $10. PLATTSBURGH — Rough Riders Jr. Rifle Team practice, Indoor Shooting Range located at the Plattsburgh Rod & Gun Club, 7450 Route 9 North, 6:30 p.m. Family membership $40 for the year, Students pay $5 a night to shoot. 298-7776. PLATTSBURGH — Open Mic Poetry Night, ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret Street, 8 p.m. 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 ipmanwingchunlp@gmail.com. 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. www.LakePlacidFarmersMarket.com. 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@ gmail.com. 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 ipmanwingchunlp@gmail.com. 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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LAND

LOGGING LOGGING WILLIAM Thwaits Logging is looking to purchase and harvest standing timber of all species. Will pay New York State stumpage prices. Many references available. Call William Thwaits 518 593 3263

CRANBERRY LAKE 90 Acre Hunting Camp, 8 cabins, well, septic, off grid, solar power generator, on ATV/snowmobile trail, 1/2 acre pond, wood & propane heat, 55 miles from Lake Placid, one mile off Route 3. $155,000. 518-359-9859

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

CROWN POINT LAND - 53 Peasley Road. Property offers 3.5 acres on Putnam Creek with 600 feet of road frontage, a 50' x 30' 2 story frame barn with electricity and oil heat. Zones residential. Can be converted or build new. Beautiful spot and minutes to the Northway or Ticonderoga. $65,000. Purdy Realty LLC - 384-1117. Call Frank Villanova - 878-4275 cell NYS LAND, ON TWIN PONDS W/ 34 ACRES $39,995 -Beautiful Woods w/ Large Wildlife Ponds Fullof Ducks, Geese & Deer. Minutes to Syracuse, Salmon River, Oneida Lake. Call 1-800 -229-7843. Financing Available. Or Visit www.landandcamps.com.

SINGLE-FAMILY HOME $29,000 REMODELED 2 bdrm, .3 acre, Rte. 9, Front Street, Keeseville, NY. Live in or a P/E Ratio of 5 to 1 investment. 518-3356904. MORRISONVILLE 4 BR/2.5 BA, Single Family Home, 1,920 square feet, bulit in 1998, Colonial Cape, attached 2 car garage, gas fireplace, finished basement, large fenced in backyard with above ground swimming pool on corner lot. Located in Morrisonville in the Saranac School District. Great Family Neighborhood. $229,500 Call 518-726-0828 Dfirenut@gmail.com

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

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

FISHER SNOW PLOW 7' 6" Minute Mount 2, used 2 winters, $3500 Negotiable. 518-524-0582 or 518643-5244 SNOW TIRES Hakkapelita snow tires 195/65/R15 non studded 14K on 60 K tires. Great shape, good tread. $200 for all 4. 524 4328

AUTO WANTED

FOR SALE SNOWMOBILE BIBS mens XL sno gear snowmobile bibs excellent condition $60. 518962-8788

CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We're Local! 7 Days/Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-416-2330 CASH FOR CARS AND TRUCKS. Get A Top Dollar INSTANT Offer! Running or Not! 1-888-416-2208 (888) 416-2208

ACCESSORIES

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

BOATS 1967 17’ HERMAN Cat Boat ready for restoration, inlcudes trailer, $2500. 518-561-0528

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14 SECTIONS OF 8’ Pressured treated boat docking w/ latter, adjustable hight stands, excellent condition, Also 12x14 Floating Raft w/latter. 518-563-3799 or 518-563-4499 Leave Message. 16’ CENTER CONSOLE FIBERGLASS SCOUT BOAT, 50hp & 6hp Yamaha motors, Humming chart & depth plotter, trailer & cover. $10,500. 518-4834466 16’ HOBIE CATAMARAN parts, hulls, masts, booms, decks, rudders, rigging, $500 takes all. 518 -561-0528 1968 LAUNCH Dyer 20’ Glamour Girl, Atomic 4 inboard engine, 30HP, very good condition. Safe, reliable, spacious, ideal camp boat. Reasonable offers considered. Located in Essex, NY. 802503-5452 1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $2500. 518359-8605

1980 18 1/2 FT. Century Cuddy Cabin, 120 HP I/O, trailer, GPS depth finder, down rigger, plus. $2400 OBO. 518-963-8220 or 518 -569-0118 2001 SUPRA SANTERA low hrs., mint cond., great ski wake board boat, beautiful trailer included, $19,500. 518-891-5811 2005 WHITEHALL SPIRIT rowing/sailboat. Classic boat, rare find. Must sell! Asking $4500 OBO. 845-868-7711

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

MOTORCYCLES 1974 HARLEY DAVIDSON SUPERGLIDE MOTORCYCLE purchased new, always garaged, 2800 original miles, collectors item, serious buyers only, $6000 FIRM. 518-891-4749 2010 HONDA STATELINE 1500 Miles, Black, Factory Custom Cruiser, 312 CC $7,800 518-5698170 WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967-1980 Z1900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KX1000MKII, A1-250, W1-650, H1 -500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3 -400 SUZUKI GS400, GT380, GT750, Honda CB750 (1969,1970) CASH. FREE PICKUP. 1-800-7721142, 1-310-721-0726 usa@classicrunners.com

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

TRUCKS

CARS 2000 CADILLAC STS, loaded, leather, Northstar motor, no rust, always garaged, 95k miles, never seen snow, very good condition, $4995. 518-891-4749 Call: (518) 891-4749 2000 DODGE INTREPID Silver/Gray 160,000 kms, Good condition. Well taken care of. Brand new studed snow tires, new brakes and struts, and remote car starter. $2,200 rmatott@besttile.com Call: (518) 570-1415 Email: rmatott@besttile.com

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2006 MINI COOPER, 5 spd, 2 dr. New tires, brakes & exhaust. Dual sunroof, leather interior, excellent condition. Comes w/warranty if wanted. $8500 OBO. Call: (518) 524-6709

BUCKET TRUCK FOR SALE 1987 International 1900 Single Axle, with Steel Out-Riggers on the rear near back wheels. Truck has DT466 Diesel engine with 132,000 miles, in very good condition. A one man bucket, will reach 50' high. Bucket also equipted with winch and picking point from both booms. Truck licensed, and ready to drive or work. Asking $7,500 or Trade. Owner: Don Thew- 518-6438434 802 Bear Swamp Road, Peru, NY 12972 or Thew802@verizon.net

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

ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF A.D. THORNTON MECHANICAL, LLC Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law FIRST: The name of the limited liability company is: A.D. T H O R N T O N MECHANICAL, LLC SECOND: The county, within this state, in which the office of the limited liability company is to be located is CLINTON. THIRD: T h e Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: ANIAS D. THORNTON 141 BLAIR ROAD MOOERS, NY 12958 FOURTH:The limited liability company designates the following as its registered agent upon whom process against it may be served within the State

of New York is: ANIAS D. THORNTON 141 BLAIR ROAD MOOERS, NY 12958 FIFTH: The limited liability company is to be managed by: ONE OR MORE MEMBERS. SIXTH: The existence of the limited liability company shall begin upon filing of these Articles of Organization with the Department of State. SEVENTH: The latest date on which the limited liability company is to dissolve is DECEMBER 31, 2110. I certify that I have read the above statements, I am authorized to sign this Articles of Organization, that the above statements are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief and that my signature typed below constitutes my signature. DAVID C. BURAN, ORGANIZER 78 SEVERANCE GREEN, SUITE 106 COLCHESTER, VT 05446 N C M - 1 1 / 9 12/14/2013-6TC53957 -----------------------------

be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC C/O General Counsel 10 N Front ST New Bedford, MA 02740. Principal address in MA: 10 N Front ST New Bedford, MA 02740. Arts. Of Org. filed with MA Secy. of State 1 Ashburton Pl. Boston, MA 02108. Purpose: any lawful activity. N C M - 1 1 / 1 6 12/21/2013-6TC53979 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY SPM Maintenance & Remodeling, LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Department of State on 08-29-2013 in Clinton County. The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. NYSS may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 5366 Peru Street, Plattsburgh Purpose of LLC: Any lawful purpose NC-11/16-12/21/20136TC-53988 -----------------------------

M A R - L E E S SEAFOOD, LLC authority filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/7/13. Office location: Clinton Co. LLC formed in Massachusetts (MA) on 4/27/10. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC): Name: Clark’s Landing LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/30/2013. Office location: Clinton

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 Clark’s Landing LLC, 121 Bridge Street, Plattsburgh, 12901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Latest date which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date. N C M - 1 1 / 2 3 12/28/2013-6TC53998 ----------------------------PILON TRANSPORT COMPANY, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 05-10-06. Office in Clinton Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 410 Ratta Rd., Chazy, NY 12921. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. N C M - 1 1 / 2 3 12/28/2013-6TC54097 ----------------------------WOOD WORKS CHAZY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/13/13. Office in Clinton Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Rodger Bodine, 349 Trombly Ln, Chazy, NY 12921. Purpose: General. NCM-12/7-1/11/20146TC-52171 -----------------------------

BRIDGE SIDE PROPERTIES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/22/13. Office in Clinton Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 122 Cooper Dr., Plattsburgh, NY 12901, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. NCM-12/7-1/11/20146TC-52174 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF CHAMPLAIN EXPRESS, LLC (PURSUANT TO SECTION 203 OF THE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LAW) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Articles of Organization of Champlain Express, LLC (the “Company”) were filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York on November 26, 2013. The Company is being formed for any lawful business purpose and shall have all the powers set forth in Section 202(a) - 202(q) of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. The office of the Company is to be located in the County of Clinton, State of New York. The Secretary of State has been designated as the agent of the Company upon who

process against the Company may be served. The post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Company served upon such Secretary of State is: 206 West Bay Plaza, Plattsburgh, New York 12901. N C M - 1 2 / 1 4 1/18/2014-6TC-56694 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF P L AT T S B U R G H AUTO GROUP, LLC (PURSUANT TO SECTION 203 OF THE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LAW) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Articles of Organization of Plattsburgh Auto Group, LLC (the “Company”) were filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York on November 26, 2013. The Company is being formed for any lawful business purpose and shall have all the powers set forth in Section 202(a) - 202(q) of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. The office of the Company is to be located in the County of Clinton, State of New York. The Secretary of State has been designated as the agent of the Company upon who process against the Company may be served. The post office address to

which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Company served upon such Secretary of State is: 206 West Bay Plaza, Plattsburgh, New York 12901. N C M - 1 2 / 1 4 1/18/2014-6TC-52185 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF RAYRYE HOLDING COMPANY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/31/13. Office location: Clinton County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 176 US Oval, Plattsburgh, NY 12903. Purpose: any lawful activity. N C M - 1 2 / 1 4 1/18/2014-6TC-52186 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF TALL PINE ESTATES, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/14/13. Office location: Clinton County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 44 Spyglass Way, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Purpose: any lawful activity. N C M - 1 2 / 1 4 1/18/2014-6TC-56693 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED

LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 15 CHAMPLAIN, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 27, 2013. Office location: Clinton 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, 10 Maxwell Drive, Suite 205, Clifton Park, New York 12065. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. N C M - 1 2 / 1 4 1/18/2014-6TC-52180 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 11 P L AT T S B U R G H , LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 27, 2013. Office location: Clinton 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, 10 Maxwell Drive, Suite 205, Clifton Park, New York 12065. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. N C M - 1 2 / 1 4 1/18/2014-6TC-52181 ----------------------------Fishing For A Good Deal? Catch The Greatest Bargains In The Classifieds 1-518-873-6368 Ext. 201


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