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By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — The Adirondack Meat Company proposed for Ticonderoga may be free from property taxes for two years under a Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program offered by the Essex County Industrial Development Agency (IDA). Members of the Economic Development, Planning and Publicity Committee passed a resolution July 9 on to the Ways and Means Committee authorizing the PILOT agreement between the IDA and proposed slaughterhouse, the first of its kind in the Adirondack Park. “I think the proposed incentives on the pilot alone are considerable for a small manufacturing business based on what they have proposed,” Jody Olcott of


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Wilder Stewart, 1, embraces his red white and blue flag balloon while waiting for the Essex Fourth of July parade to begin. Parades and events were also held in Jay and Westport over the Independence Day weekend. For more pictures from these festivities, see inside this week’s edition.


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Fishing success in the USA Au SABLE FORKS — For 50 years, players from throughout the Northeast have come together in Au Sable Forks to celebrate summer and softball.


The 50th Annual Au Sable Forks Men’s Fast Pitch Softball Tournament begins Friday, July 13, at Billy Mitchell Memorial Field in Au Sable Forks, and continued through Sunday, July 15. “It’s going to be a big event,” said Randy Douglas,

Jay supervisor and tournament committee member. “We have a great night planned for Friday with the old timers game and the opening ceremonies. Between the first two games, there will be a band that will play some songs and then

we will have music and fireworks after the second game until midnight.” The opening ceremonies will include the annual dedication of the tournament, which will be made this year to Douglas along with Jon CONTINUED ON PAGE 16

WESTPORT — As new attractions and events get added to the program, the Essex County Fair wants everyone to get in on the action. To help, the annual fair handbook is now available online at the website, “It lists all of the categories that people can enter CONTINUED ON PAGE 8






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ELIZABETHTOWN — Three days of celebration for Etown Day begin on July 20. Sponsored by the Elizabethtown Fire Department, the festivities will include old familiars such as games, food, parade, and fire works. There are also new events planned for Saturday, July 21, where visitors can have the chance to take a ride on a hot air balloon. Festivities will kick off on Friday with a block dance with music by E-town Express playing at the Cobble Hill Golf Course Pavilion at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the town wide garage sale will begin at 7 a.m. and go all day for visitors and members of the community to check out the local treasures. Maps with the locations of the homes participating in the sale will be available at the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, Champlain National Bank, and the Town Hall after July 18. On the day of the event, maps will be available at the Chamber of Commerce Table positioned across the street from the town hall. The hot air balloon will be taking off on Saturday with rides starting at 7 a.m. with a suggested donation of $5. The parade will begin at 3 p.m., with floats moving through Court Street. The fireworks begin at dusk.

Harvey Putnam, an event organizer, said the Fire Department is still collecting donations to help support the fire works. Anyone interested in making a donation can drop it by the Elizabethtown Fire Department or the town hall. On Sunday, wrapping up E-town festivities will be a historic slide show, “E-towners at Work and Play,” at 3 p.m. “Everything is coming together well, now all we got to do is hope it doesn’t rain,” Putnam said.

20-ish reunion scheduled ELIZABETHTOWN — If you attended high school at ELCS around 20 years ago, give or take a few years, you and your family are welcome to celebrate our 20-ish Reunion! See old classmates and hang out for the afternoon at a no-frills ADK get-together at the Elizabethtown Fish & Game Club on Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m. Please bring your own grill food and beverages, a dish to share, and a donation for the Fish and Game. Please pass this along to classmates, teachers and friends with whom you have contact. Locating everyone is a challenge, so help spreading the word is appreciated.


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ELIZABETHTOWN — Over the past nine months, the Essex County Mental Health Department has been able to meet with everyone who has needed their services. “We have not had a waiting list since Oct. 17, 2011,” Director Steve Valley said during the July 9 Essex County Human Services Committee meeting. “In that time, we have had about 10 people a week coming in for services (358 in total). They are assigned to a therapist within three working days from when they walk into a clinic. We are really happy that we have been able to do that and sustain that over the past nine months.” According to Valley, the department currently has two times blocked out each week where people can come to the offices without an appointment, on Wednesdays from noon until 4 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. until noon. He said that it was part of the department’s goal to move to an “open access model.” “Five days a week, whenever the clinic is open people can come in and meet with a therapist and get their paperwork filled out and make things easier for them,” Valley said.

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Deborah Gifford, Director of the Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown, reported that work on the new sprinkler system at the home had begun the day of the meeting. “We have been in discussions with the contractor working out the schedule and putting together times for this,” Gifford said. “They

already have the piping here and will start their work (July 9).” Gifford also said that she has been working with a firm to collect on old debts that are owed to the facility. “We are in the initial phases of working on past debt collection and we have received resolution on some of the accounts already,” she said.

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IDA Continued from page 1 the IDA said. “We felt that the need to reduce overhead expenses for the first couple of years was considerable to make sure that they could get out there and get established.” Olcott said the company qualified for a Schedule A PILOT, which includes a sales tax exemption, mortgage recording tax exemption and 10-year property tax abatement schedule, which starts at 100-percent forgiveness of property taxes for the first two years, then reduces to 50-percent in year three with five percent drops through year seven and 10-percent drops for the final three years. North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi asked about the process in granting a PILOT agreement. “An application is made to the IDA,” Olcott said. “We evaluate the project based on need and community support and economic impact.” Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow said he was part of the committee that oversaw the application.

“We looked at this very close,” Morrow said. “We looked at jobs and the necessity. There is no meat processing plant in the North Country and it is a hardship on the farmers to travel to Vermont or south. I think that this will lead to more jobs being created in the future. We would love to have something like this in our town.” Carol Calabrese of the IDA also said they were seeking funding through the North Country Economic Development Council for the company as a priority project. “There is a scoring for the regional council that can add up for funding,” Calabrese said. “We have looked at the council's regional plan and this is identified as a significant area for farmers and those who are looking to get locally fed and processed meats. It is a project that is also identified as needed by Cornell Cooperative Extension. With all this, we feel confident that we can go to the regional council and ask for this to be a priority project.”

Social center trip ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center's fall trip to NYC will include tickets to see the popular musical, Mamma Mia!, since Memphis will no longer be running in November. The Social Center's trip, in conjunction with North Wind Tours, will be on Nov. 3 and 4. Trip includes: transportation, orchestra tickets to Mamma Mia!, one night hotel accommodations, Saturday dinner, and Sunday breakfast. Sightseeing and stops of interest will depend on weather and other variables. Transportation is via Luxury Motor Coach, departing from Willsboro and Elizabethtown. Cost is $341 per person, double occupancy. Contact the Social Center for information and reservations at 873-6408 or





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Make the time for your neighbor in need


ne of the biggest issues facing organizations primarily run by volunteer groups throughout the Adirondacks is that people just can’t find the time to volunteer. Between jobs and other family responsibilities, many people don’t think there is any time leftover to commit to volunteering. Yet, what your time can do for others has tremendous value. It makes business sense for organizations to sign up volunteers. A 2010 Volunteering in America study estimated that an hour of volunteering was worth $26. And volunteer firefighters save localities about $129.7 billion every year in the U.S. Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz said that statewide studies have shown that if all volunteer fire protective services were funded by taxpayers, it would add about $2.8 billion in labor costs and $4.4 billion in equipment, structural changes, fire vehicle value, and general operational costs per year. Not-for-profit groups are faced with the realities of relying on volunteers for their survival. In the end, if enough volunteers cannot be found, some smaller groups — such as local museums — may have to cut hours or even close. Fire departments are faced with similar challenges. In 2011, for example, the Blue Mountain Lake Volunteer Fire Department was faced with closure due to the decline in volunteers. With the help of the community, which overwhelmingly wanted the fire department to stay active, new members joined and the fire department was saved. Many local fire and rescue departments have dramatically smaller squads than when the current senior members began. According to a report by the National Volunteer Fire Council, the number of volunteer firefighters has dropped 14 percent since 1984. While the number of new volunteers is going down, the age of current volunteers is increasing and the volume of emergency calls remain the same. A majority of the agencies in need of volunteers rely on retirees, many of whom bring a variety of talents from their years in the workforce. Yet, with vacations, “company” and other obligations, volun-

teers are not always a reliable option to replace paid workers. Therefore, more volunteers are always needed to fill in when others can’t make a shift because they are not available. We encourage everyone — retirees, those in the workforce and teenagers — to volunteer, even if it’s only a few hours a week. By helping the local animal shelter, food bank or other small organization, you are helping your neighbors in need. There’s always a little time to help. Only 18.5 percent of New Yorkers volunteered in 2010 compared to the national average of 26.6 percent. According to Kathleen Snow, development director of North Country Regional Volunteer Center, New York state ranked dead last — 50 out of the 50 states — for active volunteerism. During a time of crisis, those in the Adirondacks have proven when there is an imminent need, such as the disaster left in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, they can accomplish great things. Snow said many people called into the office to find out how they could help and have continued to help through the Long Term Recovery group created to continue to help after FEMA left the area. The group includes members of the Mental Health Association, the Salvation Army and Project Hope. Floodwaters or not, the need for your time and effort in the community is ever present. For more information on how you can help the people in your community, call the United Way volunteer help line at 211 or visit one of your local organizations — fire departments, hospitals, libraries, chambers of commerce, museums, social groups, etc. By volunteering, you are giving back, and your time is greatly appreciated.

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Jobs hang in the balance


ast week the Labor Department released its June report and the numbers were well below expectations. It was the third-consecutive month of weak job growth. From April through June, the economy produced an average of just 75,000 jobs a month, the weakest quarter since July through September 2010. The unemployment rate stayed at 8.2 percent. Both parties and politicians at every level benchmark their performance based on job creation and a low unemployment rate, even though many who hold and run for office have never truly created a job or been responsible for employing a person with their own money. Speaking from experience, I can tell you it’s a heavy weight on one’s shoulders. Making certain there is enough money in the bank to pay the person hired, cover all the taxes and benefits and dealing with a never ending list of government regulations and reporting is a heavy burden. When things don’t go as planned there is no spinning of the facts or passing blame to anyone other than the employer and employee. As a small business owner, job creation is a very personal thing and no serious employer takes the task lightly, especially when it’s your money being spent and your money on the line for the performance of the tasks assigned to a person. Most small business owners I know feel exactly the same way. I can personally attest that many sleepless nights go by making hiring or firing decisions, dealing with disciplinary issues, benefit plans, work assignments, injuries and generating enough revenue to keep the lights on and the staff working. That said, when I hear politicians and bureaucrats taking credit for creating x-number of jobs and putting people to work, I have to wonder if they really have any idea how the process truly works and that each hire or dismissal is so much more that just a statistic from which to campaign. It’s a life and that one life has dependents and responsibilities of their own that they likely lose sleep over. The whole process of being a small business owner or working for a small business gets brought up frequently in political campaigns and with the state of the economy in its current condition, we’ll be hearing a lot about the economy and jobs in the coming weeks and months.

We’re told that the Labor Department report left economists and investors grasping for any Dan Alexander good news. They Thoughts from found some in Behind the Pressline the fact that the average hourly pay rose 6 cents in June, the biggest monthly gain in nearly a year. The average work week also grew, and companies hired 25,000 temporary workers, usually a sign that they will eventually move to full-time workers, but it’s no guarantee. Economists and investors appear to be living off the sweat and stress of those of us who have true skin in the game. Like a gambler down on his luck, until solid consumer confidence returns, small business employers must continue to risk with every hire that they can maintain sufficient stability in their business to keep pressing forward with little to gain or even go deep into debt hoping for their luck to turn around. Small businesses and their employees represent nearly 60 percent of the US workforce. In the upcoming election cycle politicians will spend billions talking about jobs and the economy. They’ll debate insourcing and outsourcing and who is best suited to create the most jobs and generate the strongest economy. They’ll take credit for everything positive and accept no blame for anything that went wrong and all the while small business employers and the fate of millions of employees will rest on the outcome of the elections, until confidence, cooperation and rock solid belief in the future of the US economy returns to prior form. Each night as the politicians go to bed, they and their advisors will think of new strategies to gain more votes and overcome gaffs made on the stump. Their goal will be to put the best spin on what is or isn’t happening with the US economy. Meanwhile small business owners and their employees will continue to lose sleep worrying about that next payroll, praying sales improve and that the outcome of the elections will in fact have a positive impact on the country’s economy. Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. He may be reached at

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Disagrees with commentary To the Valley News: In his editorial of June 30, 2012 Denton Publications Publisher Dan Alexander compared the 3 1/2 year tenure of President Obama and the 18 month tenure of Governor Cuomo. It baffles me that you could even attempt to compare the two. Governor Cuomo has done very well but he is governing one state not fifty. He has people and businesses and infrastructure and healthcare and all sorts of problems to contend with but it can’t compare to what has to be dealt with when there are 50 times the problems. When we went to war in years passed they were paid for by raising taxes or selling war bonds as we did in World War II. We fought relatively short wars such as the Korean and Vietnam which were funded by surtaxes. History shows that President H.W. Bush probably lost his reelection because he raised taxes to fight the first Gulf war. When President Clinton left office, he left a surplus in the budget. Along came the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and President George Bush and his Republican Congress kept the costs off the books. The wars have cost an estimated 3.7 to 4.4 trillion dollars and that does not include future cost of veteran medical benefits from those wars. President Bush cut taxes, established a poorly planned and unfunded Medicare drug plan, and kept the costs of the war off the books which raised the deficit and increased the National Debt. During this same time, businesses and banks were hiding fraudulent practices they were doing. When we bought our house, we went to a local bank and financed it. The bank knew what we could afford and they approved the proper amount of mortgage. As the price of houses grew the banks and mortgage companies approved sales regardless whether people could meet monthly costs or not. For each new home that was purchased building materials, new furniture, appliances, schools, etc. were needed. However, we realized that most of our manufacturers of hard goods along with new cars were all “off shore”. It seems that the manufacturers were allowed to take their companies out of the country often with the blessing and funding of the government. Governor Cuomo does not have a majority in the Senate and Assembly who pledged that they would not allow a leader to have a second term and they would accomplish that by not working with him to run this country. They have brought this United States to a standstill. Maybe if Congress could work together with the President instead of disrespecting him we could get things done. I am sure that President Obama had prepared himself to have a large job on his hands but could he have imagined all the problems to be solved? He made an uplifting speech at the inauguration in hopes that the nation would feel some joy. Would you rather he had listed all the problems we faced and turned a happy day into a dismal day? Governor Cuomo has done a fine job in New York State and maybe someday he will take his good work to a Federal position but don’t try to compare one state’s leader to one who governs fifty. Ed and Jean Schiffler, Peru

Fourth fun To the Valley News: My family and I were most impressed with the festivities that surrounded the 4th of July celebration last week and we would just like to say "thank you" to the organizers for all that they did to make the celebration so much fun. The fireworks display was such a wonderful start ... it may have been the longest fireworks display we've ever seen. It was terrific! And thanks go to all of those who organized the Firecracker Fun Run, the Kids Fun Run and the Old Fashioned Games in Beggs Park. We look forward to these events each year with much anticipation and appreciate the time volunteers take to make it happen. We love living in Essex because of family activities such as this. Thank you for all that you do! Ken, Courtney, Charlotte and Oliver Hughes Essex

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Upset with bar To the Valley News: I should like to bring to your attention the very very sad condition of the so called Essex County Bar Association. Over the past several years, I have accumulated a nice collection of stalled small claims actions in several town justice courts, mostly over cars that were “disappeared” while I was serving a County Year in Jail for Contempt of Court. Putting aside the issues like never being given a Court Hearing when the former County Judges of Essex County put aside almost 1,000 years of Common Law Rights of English Speaking Peoples to be free from "secret" Court Proceedings, I have been trying to go around and properly collect on any number of cars that I did have and no longer have and nobody can more or less explain. I don't recall any episodes of Outer-Space Aliens visiting Essex County stealing cars, so I assume that most ended up scrapped with the thieves pocking the cash. I am out many thousands of dollars. Nor can I get the State Police to do much, except take offense at my emails. For example, I had a 1974 450 SEL Mercedes Benz in a small barn at 70 S Main Street, Westport, and for the better part of a year, I asked NYSP to check on it. I got a nice collection of evasive email letters ending up with the NYSP blocking my email to them. I find this interesting in that Car Insurance Policies in New York at hit with an anti-theft surcharge. Most people would have to agree that in the hundreds of drive-by's on Rt 22 that a NYSP Trooper could have stopped and checked the VIN number, giving me a blotter entry to confirm the date and time the car went missing. So I wrote the State Magistrates Assocation several times with no reply. I did not make the typical kind of mistake of sueing a sitting town justice which so often happens nor did I make some kind of wild-eyed complaint to the Judicial Commission. I have waited and watched and at last wrote the Essex County Bar Association care of the County Court Clerk. My letter was forwarded to Malone to the Franklin County Bar President and it took a while to sort that out. After a while, I was able to locate a couple of attorney's in Lake Placid and at last faxed the present President of the Bar Association. So Far, nothing in the way of a reply, nor a gentle nudge to the stalled cases I have in 4 towns and 1 village in Essex County. I can only conclude that the Residents of Essex County can and should expect more from Local Lawyers and perhaps the Board of Supervisors might consider some kind of Civilian Oversight. I am sure the collective response of the Lawyers will be some kind of Mumbo-Jumbo Hocus Pocus that Ignorant Taxpayers lack the critical skills needed to Oversee Lawyers doing badly. I don't recall ever hearing about any Lawyer in Essex County when acting as President of the Bar Association do anything other than promoting self interests mostly in making tidy sums of money... William Kuntz, III Nantucket

Health care conversation To the Valley News: A few months ago, waiting to be treated in an ER, I overheard a conversation: Man #1: What are you here for? Man #2: Stomach pain. You? Man #1: Some stitches came loose, gotta get it sewed up again. Man #2: Ain't it great they have to take care of you, even if you don't have insurance? It's the law! Man #1: I guess that's what kind of coun-

try we are, taking care of those who can't afford insurance. Man #2 (Laughing loudly): Well, I can AFFORD it, but I'd be a fool to pay for it when I know they gotta treat you here even if you're not covered. The last time I was in here they did a raft of blood work, an EKG, and a chest X-ray. Thought it was my heart. How many of these people--must be 75 here-you think got insurance? Man #1: The last time, did you get a bill? Man #2: You bet I did. About $2,500. Man #1: So did you pay it? Man# 2: What, you crazy? Why would I do THAT? Like I said, they GOTTA treat you, right? So here's my question to all those who oppose a mandate but are very strong on "personal responsibility:" How is it "responsible" to deliberately pass the cost of your treatment on to those of us who pay? AND LAUGH ABOUT IT!? Jeff Kleiman Elizabethtown

Vaudeville successful To the Valley News: On Saturday, June 30, Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties hosted its second Vaudeville Show at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. This fundraising event was made possible by the participation of local musicians, storytellers, poets, and comedians. Literacy Volunteers sends a big thank you to Jeff Moredock, The Wannbes, Kate List and Donna Sonnet, Dick Close, Steven Kellogg, Tommy Gillilland, Ashley Sofia, Malynda Lobdell, The Meter Maids, George Davis, Jim Laforest, Donna Joerg, Wadhams Waddlers and David Brackenbury, all who volunteered their wonderful talent. We also thank Bob Harsh, the Master of Ceremonies; Sandra Woods and Maria Stitt for handling ticket sales at the door; Chet Woods, lighting manager; and Jim Carroll for sound control. The event was very successful and raised more than $900. A very big thank you to all who attended. We look forward to next year. Rita FitzGerald Chair, Fundraising Committee Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties

Anniversary thank yous To the Valley News: On June 23, Arnold’s Grocery in Keeseville celebrated our 50 year in business. We would like to say thanks to everyone who came by to say hi and made this a truly memorable event. We saw folks that we haven’t seen in years, folks we see every day and some new faces as well. There were old photos, ledgers, and displays of 1962 stuff, live music, penny candy, free hot dogs, soda and snacks, and some nice giveaways as well. The following distributors helped make our day even more special: Plattsburgh Distributing, McCadam Distributing, Glaziers Meat Packing, Day Wholesale, Pepsi Cola, Alix’s Ice, Robert Laundry Bread, Wise Potato Ships, CoCa Cola, Plattsburgh Press Republican and Denton Publications. Thanks to all of our friends and family who helped us with getting the event off the ground; we couldn’t have done it without you. A special thanks to our customers who have opened our front door over 4 millions times. Whether you come in once a year or once a day, we honestly would not be here without your loyalty, patronage and friendship. Thanks for the great run, Sue and Speedy Arnold, Keeseville

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hile everyone wants to happy, the pain of unhappiness seems especially difficult for young

people. Perhaps as people age, they come to terms with themselves and others around them. Our lives are so full of appointments, activities and work that we can easily lose sight of the present moment and all that it holds. Much is lost as By Scot Hurlburt we are preoccupied with yesterday or tomorrow. Simple pleasures are abundant if we become aware and allow them to occur. Routine activities can reveal pleasure if we will only turn off the TV, the texting and surfing the internet. Consider eating an apple, bring it to your nose, its fruity aroma filling your nostrils, notice its taught shiny skin, hear the crunchy crack as you bite into it and taste the pulpy, shower of tart juice that engages your senses. All would be missed if the senses are occupied elsewhere. While we are not in the present moment life goes on anyway, with or without us. I am frequently reminded that everything around us is temporary. Our children are in diapers one day and before it is time to let them go they are gone. Our once unwrinkled faces take on life tracks around the eyes and mouth and our once taught waistlines give way to the onslaught of calories collected and unburned. Naturally, we will all age and come to an end here on earth; we begin this process the second that we are born. Armed with this information it makes sense to enjoy every bite of food, every drink, every opportunity to feel good by doing good for others and every minute out in the natural world. Though our time on earth is relatively short, 75.4 years for men and 80.5 years for women, there are those among us who spend extravagant amounts of time attempting to make those around them miserable. Just about everyone knows one of these “haters.” They frequently speak ill of just about everyone except their friends and family and sometimes their anger towards themselves is so great that they include friends and family in their attacks. I have always concluded that they seek to make others unhappy because they are so empty and unhappy themselves. It is difficult not to take issue with these toxic individuals; however, it may only add to our own misery not theirs. One thing that is known in science and in the realms of commons sense is that one sure way to make ourselves happy is by doing nice things for others or by helping others. Scientific research has demonstrated that nothing lights up an MRI of the brain more than just thinking about being compassionate to another human being. Don’t let your instinct for revenge take you over because it will never make you happy just as the person who has wronged you could tell you. We can also create happiness by choosing to give our lives purpose by choosing something that is especially meaningful to us as individuals. It may be helping out the effort to save abandoned dogs and cats or abandoned people young and old for that matter. It might include a cause far away where life’s circumstances are far more desperate than here. Whatever it might be, making a conscious choice to better the world around you will add happiness and dimension to your life. After all, life is neither perfect nor terrible all the time but rather it is in a constant state of change. While life does offer little imperfections such as a long line of traffic, failed washing machines, toothaches and bad hair days, life offers many more joys to those who are open to receiving them. It is possible to make a choice to celebrate life every day. One more day to love your precious children, one more day to hug and kiss the love of your life, one more day to laugh or cry with your friends and one more day to honor our parents and grandparents. One more day to celebrate just being alive with all the good and not so good. Today, find a reason to celebrate being alive, we are all more fortunate than we know. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at

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Westport, Saranac Lake top U.S. News and World Report schools list ELIZABETHTOWN — Westport Central School has received a silver medal from U.S. News and World Report. As part of the annual rankings, the 267student school was ranked 153 in the state, 61 spots ahead of Saranac Lake Central School, which also received a silver medal.

Fair Continued from page 1 into at the fair and all of the forms are there,” fair secretary Bertha Rand said. “This is the perfect time of year to start thinking about entering items into the fair as vegetables are starting to grow in the garden or you are working on that summer craft project.” To use, Click on Handbook near the bottom of the homepage. All sections of the book along with entry blanks are available in PDF format. Rand said that people should start entering items like plants, vegetables, artwork, photographs, collections, quilts, crafts and more before the usual rush that takes place in the final weeks leading up to the fair, being held this year from Wednesday, Aug. 8 through Sunday, Aug. 12. “We want to make it a simple as possible for people to enter their items at the fair,” Rand said. “They can go online and email their questions into us or call us if they need to.” Along with entering items into the fair, Rand said that there will also be an area for people who would like to sell their items. “If they want to sell the craft or item that they entered, they can put a price tag on it and we will sell it for them at the fair this year,” she said. Rand said that items have to have been grown or created within the calendar year

school, with a 10-to-1 teacher-to-student ratio (smaller than New York state averages), a 28.0 college readiness ranking (40 percent tested in AP, near average) a 3.3 rating in math (near average) and a 3.7 rating in English (above average). Westport was also ranked 1,194 nationally. Saranac Lake was the third highest rated school in the region (Chazy Central Rural School was 164th). SLCS also had a 10-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio along with a 20.3 college readiness ranking (near average), a 3.6 rating in math (above average) and a 3.6 rating in English (above average).

Ticonderoga was the only other ranked school locally at 228th. In the bronze category, ElizabethtownLewis had a nine-to-one student-teacher ratio, with a 3.2 math proficiency ranking and a 3.4 English proficiency ranking (college readiness index was not calculated). Willsboro, which also received a bronze, had a nine-to-one student-teacher ration with a 3.1 proficiency rating in math and a 3.4 proficiency rating in English. Other local schools earning bronze medals included Beekmantown, Northeastern Clinton, Moriah, Crown Point and Schroon Lake.

leading up to the fair, meaning nothing that was made before Aug. 12, 2011. She added that the forms and rules for entering livestock and other animals can also be found online.

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The fair recently announced the addition of the J.D. Winslow Equestrian shows, performing the Wednesday through Friday of the fair (Aug. 8-10) for two shows each day. “This is a rare opportunity to see such well-trained horses that will perform professional circus-type acts live here in Westport,” Rand said. Rand also said they are currently looking for local singers to be part of the annual Essex County Fair Idol Contest on Sunday, Aug. 12. “The application is also on our web page,” she said. “Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to three age groups — pre-teens, teens, and adults, with the winners of each singing for the title of Fair Idol.” Another chance to prepare for the fair early, Rand said, was to purchase a fair membership for $25. The membership tickets do not include the costs of rides. Membership tickets are available at the fair offices in Westport. Rand said that hours may vary, but she will be there between noon and 2 p.m. on weekdays. For more information, call 962-8650 or visit

J.D. Winslow Equestrian shows will be performing the Wednesday through Friday of the fair (Aug. 8-10) for two shows each day.

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Two other schools, Elizabethtown-Lewis and Willsboro, received bronze medals. According to the publication, they analyzed 21,776 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Their criteria was based on students’ performance in math and reading examinations in comparison to state averages; how “least-advantaged students,” were performing; and college-readiness performance using Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data. The analysis was taken from 2009-10 school year data. Westport was the highest ranking local


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Westport receives proposals for town hall restoration work By Keith Lobdell

As part of the research done by the committee, the members went and toured the current offices of Adirondack Architectural Heritage. Its director, Steven Engelhart, is serving as an advisor to the committee. “It was a former office building that had been vacant for years that AARCH renovated,” Johnston said. “We wanted to see how you could take a historic building and modernize it.” Proposals for the work were to be opened at the June 26 meeting of the Westport Town Board and would then be looked over by the committee. “We want to look at the qualifications of the people, how they approach the problem and what it is going to cost,” Johnston said. “It’s hard for me to say if there is a timeline, but the review could take as long as a month.” Johnston said that any project would have to be done in phases in order to break up the costs. “We will try to answer the basic questions early,” Johnston said. “If those answers come back positive, then we can move on to the next phases.” The town hall, or WADA, building, was originally constructed by Vern Gough for the Lake View Grange in 1928. The building has seen uses for plays, dances, basketball games before the current Westport Central School was built in 1932, and roller skating rink before becoming the town offices in 1971.

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WESTPORT — The committee formed to figure out what to do with the Westport Town Hall will soon be going over proposals. The committee, chaired by Bill Johnston, recently sent out a request for proposals for engineers and architects to assess the feasibility of continuing to use the WADA building in the hamlet as the town offices and what would need to be done in order to update the building. “This is a building that is in a good location, it’s a historic building and it fits into the character of the community,” Johnston said. “People want the offices to stay in the hamlet, but if they are, this building is going to need some upgrades.” Johnston said that the most important — and perhaps most expensive — part of any evaluation would be the structural stability and safety of the building. “Safety is a factor,” he said. “The process needs to determine if this building is structurally adequate. And if it is not, can it be made so at a reasonable cost?” Johnston also noted the cost of heating the building in the winter months as well as the “functionality” of the building as factors. “There are a lot of issues with this building that are associated with the heating issue,” he said. “There also needs to be a look at the use of space and if it could be reorganized to make it more functional as a town office.” Johnston also noted that the downstairs offices are often plagued by noise from upstairs activities, and that the current restrooms are “marginally code compliant.” Along with solving issues, Johnston said that any plan would also address accentuating the historic nature of the building. “We want to make better use of its historical qualities,” he said. “We want to improve the appearance in keeping with its historic character.”


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nother busy week of things to do in this gorgeous weather. "The Hound of the Basketvilles" is up next for stage of The Depot Theatre beginning on Friday, July 13. This presentation has 3 actors playing all the parts in a comedic spin, of the classic Sherlock Holmes story. Check out their website On Saturday, July 14, go over to the Essex County Fairgrounds to enjoy the 2012 Sunflower Music Fest. Beginning at 2 p.m., the opening show will be one of E-town's favorite bands the E'town Express, followed by, The Roosters, and Aunt Unis from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with performer Speedy Arnold as MC. Tickets are $8, children under 12 are free. Come join the fun, raffles, door prizes, craft vendors, and food to benefit the Mental Health Association. If you need more information, call 962-2077. There will be a music presentation Sunday, July 15, at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Williams Street at 4 p.m. Meadowmount's student string quartet, violin soloist and a hymn sing with organist, Mary Lou Morgan is part of the church's 130th anniversary celebration. You still have time to get your Yard Sale

on the listing and Free Map of the E-town Day (July 21) community yard sales. The deadline is Monday, July 16, and the maps will be available on Thursday, July 19, at the Town Hall, Champlain Bank, Ticonderoga Credit Union and on E-town Day at the Chamber of Commerce table on Court Street across from the Town Hall. Most yard sales begin on Friday and continue through Sunday. The Elizabethtown Library is asking for donations of books in good condition for their annual summer book sale beginning on Aug. 2. Please bring donations to the library during normal library hours. Adirondack History Center Museum and the Essex County Historical Society's 2012 Elizabeth Lawrence Lecture Series is hosting SUNY, Plattsburgh's, Geologist David Franzi, speaking on the impact of stream erosion and flooding to the landscape in the Keene area. He'll explain the history of the glacial-sedimentary make-up and how to possibly predict or prevent future problems. Remember to take your chair or blanket to Windsor/Memorial Park tonight, Thursday, July 12, to catch the great music of the Joe Wyant Band at 7 p.m.

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he Fourth of July parade and activities in downtown Essex were very good and I truly like meeting up with people that I have known over the years but do not see very often; it is like greeting a family of friends. It was also a very prideful week for me as I shared in the accomplishments of my daughter Cindy as she recentlyretired after 30-plus years of teaching special education at her school in Amsterdam. I also share the joy of my oldest granddaughter Angela Barnaby receiving her Professiorship status at Clinton Community College. My oldest Great Granddaughter Merideth Barnaby will be entering as a Freshman in the fall at Peru School and she also received several high honors, now most of my grandchildren have done well in their college careers. Thus I have much to be proud of. The Fourth of July also brough a stiff storm into our area later in the evening, it was real rough on the water front areas, high waves and strong winds. I love outdoor flowers very much but I find that keeping up my personal flower

gardens do not get the needed attention; so it brings me much pleasure to enjoy all of the beautiful flowers that nature produces this time of the year. Driving along our many road areas it is alive with color and beauty, and requires no work cfrom me. Pastor McPheeters and his wife Loy enjoyed a few days vacation in Pennsylvina this past week visiting a family member. His flower gardens at the Methodist church have been very colorful this summer and we thank him for his hard work of keeping the gardens up. The Heritage Museum tour of the Clark Quarry last Saturday drew a large and interested crowd for the event. Special Greetings that got left off last week an anniversary for Bruce & Martha Lacey on July 8. Birthday Greetings to Dorothy Shephard July 16, Mallory Young July 16, Mat Sayward July 17, Mary Gload July 18, Kim Feeley July 19, Charlie Lustig July 20, Larry Allen July 21, John Hunn July 22. Happy Anniversary to Curt & Lisa Boardman July 18.

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s part of the Spirit of Place art celebration, Westport artists Ellen Anderson, Meredith Johnston, Caroline Thompson, and Alison Weld are opening their studios to the public this Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To get a map of the locations, stop by the Heritage House Tues-Fri between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity to see how these outstanding artists work and to gain valuable insight into the creative process. Further insights into art and other byways of human creativity will be on offer the next day at the Heritage House, when Flora Miller Biddle will read from her recent book The Ads. The granddaughter of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, who founded the Whitney Museum, and the current honorary chairwoman of the museum's board of trustees, Flora Miller Biddle compiled the lavishly illustrated book from the remininscences and artwork of family members and artists who visited the nearly 70,000 acre Whitney summer estate at Whitney Park, near Long Lake. She is an engaging reader and you'll enjoy this peek

into a rare and wonderful world. That's Sunday, July 15, from 5 to 6 p.m., with a reception to follow the reading. Then on at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, the weekly Ballard Park concert series continues with Root Glen, a New Jersey based groove rock band specializing in upbeat, funk-tinged tunes. The band is composed of guitarist Ross Griswold, drummer Eric Blank, singer/guitarist David Moroney, and bassist Andres Gonzalez. Over the course of the past year they've released three seasonally-themed EPs and are just now releasing the fourth and final installment. They've toured in the northeast for the past two years. The band's hallmark is its live show, which always gets audience members on their feet and dancing. Congratulations to Karen Decker, winner of this week's Heritage House raffle $50 prize. And save the date for the annual Ballard Park Summer Party on July 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. I'll have more details on this event next week. For now, just remember that the park is a private organization, run and maintained entirely by your donations, and this is their big yearly fundraiser.


he NCSPCA would like to thank the owners of Keene Lodge for hosting last Sunday's annual "Paws for a Cause" auction event in Keene Valley, along with our many other contributors who provided food, entertainment, and donated items for sale or auction. The event was a terrific success, and our animals greatly appreciate the funds raised toward our shelter. The annual "Gimme Shelter" Golf Tournament is swiftly approaching; July 20 will be here before we know it, and preparations are underway to ensure this event will be as enjoyable and entertaining as that of 2011! Proceeds of the tournament, hosted by the Westport Country Club, will be donated toward our new shelter fund. For more details and how to reigster, please visit . This week's featured pet is orange-andwhite tabby cat Irwin, who was a victim of Hurricane Irene last summer. Irwin, along with about 10 other cats and kittens, was displaced during the flooding and left homeless. When he arrived at the shelter, staff soon noticed that he did not seem to be adapting well to the environment and seemed unwell. We learned that Irwin has a compromised immune system, likely due

to not getting the proper vaccines when he was a kitten. As a result, this poor fellow gets the sniffles very easily when he's around a lot of other cats. Although he has had difficulty living around the other cats at the shelter, Irwin would be able to thrive in a multi-cat household, as long as the other cats are all up-to-date on their vaccines. He is currently being cared for in a foster home, doing very well on some basic medications, but needs a new living situation by July 31. We are hoping that he will find his forever home by that time so that he does not have to return to the shelter. With his sweet personality and easygoing attitude, Irwin would be a great addition to the right home... could that home be yours?

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his Saturday afternoon, July 14, Jo Ann Gardner will offer a program in the Whallonsburg Grange’s kitchen titled “Preserving and Baking with Small Fruits”. It runs from 3 to 5 p.m. and includes demonstrations and tips on this timely topic. On the July 25, a chef from Paul Smiths will give a class on tomatoes. More on this later. There is some concern in the hamlet about occasional whiffs of sewer odor floating on the summer air. Although it’s possible the source may not be from the new system, it’s not unheard of for smells to emanate from sewer systems, especially ones in their first year of operation. The hamlet system, tiny by most standards, is complex nevertheless, especially in controlling the holding tanks and pumps for properties below the level of Main Street.Sewage accumulates in the tanks and when it reaches a certain level the pump turns on and sends it to the collection lines. If the sewage flow was steady and predictable, there would be few problems. When you have lots of extra people in town, as on a summer weekend, the flows fluctuate much more widely than in winter

and fine tuning is more of a challenge. Tina Gardner, the plant operator, is working on the situation and is correct when she says every system around here experiences the same problem. Biological processes, which is what we’re dealing with, can be unruly, but a few temporary odors seem like a small price to pay for the benefits conferred on Lake Champlain. It’s a bit off in the future, but on July 31, a Tuesday, there will be a free rabies clinic at the Town Shed on Route 22. It will be from 6 to 7 p.m., and they will treat dogs, cats and ferrets, if anyone still has one of those maddening creatures around. Ginny would like to remind you that, although it’s free, donations are welcome. I’ve noticed lots of small oak branches on the roads and under my own oaks. A friend speculated that overweight squirrels may be snapping them off, but the evidence points to an insect called the oak girdler. It lays an egg under the bark of small twigs, not only of oaks but lots of other hardwoods, and then chews nearly through the branch so the next good wind will blow it down. The tree suffers no real harm.



ince Wednesday was July fourth and I was off from work I had a chance to visit the Farmer ’s Market in Keeseville. What a wonderful experience. One of the things my companion and I loved the most was the inclusion of so many artisans. There were so many unique and truly beautiful items available; I ended up getting a little bit at a most of the vendors wishing to get so much more. My cats loved their new catnip toys. We had an amazingly delicious meal from grass fed beef. If I wasn’t on so much medication right now I would have had some fresh, local wine to go with dinner. I have some nice new photographs of the area for my office and a new beautiful piece of pottery next to the flowers we purchased. Gee and we were also able to get some great fresh vegetables. I even was able to do some early Christmas shopping. All and all it was one of the best farmer ’s markets I’ve experienced. We definitely will be going back even if I have to take a little time off from work to do it. I strongly encourage

readers to experience the market. It is open from ten until noon on Wednesdays now through October. Thank you so much to all those involved in bringing this back to our community. Children’s reading time is now going on the library on Mondays during the month of July. Ann Pembar ’s Art Show starts in the Library on July 12th. Finally the library is looking for donations of books and DVDs to sell in next month’s fund-raising auction. The Methodist Church will be having the annual Summer Festival the weekend July 27-28 across from the Church on Front Street from eight in the morning until two in the afternoon. The event is always a lot of fun with many activities and baked goods and other items. I did get an email from the Chesterfield Fish and Game Club and will provide a lot more information next week. Enjoy all the great activities going on now in our beautiful community. Stay safe and well.

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Westport celebrates Independence Day

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Firefighters train with help from local business Depot Theatre to present ‘Baskervilles’ By Keith Lobdell

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Wednesday, July 18, sees the second installment in the Depot Theatre’s “Tonight Only!” series with the arrival of BEEES Musical Comedy Improv Troupe. Cultivating notoriety on the New York City comic circuit, BEEES is the house Improv Troupe of NYC’s Magnet Theatre. They are renowned throughout the Northeast for their spontaneously created long-form musical comedy improv based on audience suggestions. The third installment of the series, Just Like Disco, on July 25, will be a screening of filmmaker David Shaerf ’s feature length documentary, The Love for the Game, followed by an exclusive Q and A session with the director.

NCSPCA golf tourney set WESTPORT — The North Country SPCA is holding the second annual "Gimme Shelter" Golf Tournament on July 20 at the Westport Country Club. Major sponsors include Champlain National Bank, Pink Pig, Rolling Hills Farm, the Furnace Point Lane Gang and the Westport Country Club. All proceeds will go toward the construction of the new NCSPCA shelter. Entry fees are $75 per player for 18 holes of golf (scramble format), a cart and dinner. Registration starts at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for Best Net/Gross teams, Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin. Hole sponsors are still needed. To reserve a hole call 963-8899. Call 962-4470 to register by phone.

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WESTPORT — Standing around the car, Westport volunteer fireman David Napper instructs members of the Westport and Whallonsburg departments. Each listens as he tells them where and where not to cut and which wires to look out for before they begin using the jaws of life. The training, which took place at McGee’s Towing and Recovery in Westport, is something Napper feels is important for the firefighters. “There is new technology every day in cars and you need to figure out the new technology so you can get into these cars during an accident,” Napper said. “The big thing is learning how to use the tools so you are not endangering yourself or the patient when we are out on a call.” Bobby McGee, owner, said that he will use cars that are to be crushed as practice vehicles for different fire departments throughout the region. “If I have them, I like to donate the cars to local fire departments for training before they get crushed,” McGee said. “Sometimes they will come here and sometimes we will take them somewhere for the departments.”

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WESTPORT — The Depot Theatre’s 2012 season continues with its second production, The Hound of the Baskervilles, opening Friday, July, 13. This comedic take on the Sherlock Holmes classic is sure to be a hit following hot on the heels of the success of Careless Love. “We are thrilled to be producing such an hilarious comedy as part of this year ’s season,” Managing Director Y. Angel Wuellner said. “This isn’t your English teachers Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! It’s a laugh a minute riot!” Mingle with the cast at the Opening Night reception on July 13, while the show will run through July 29. Following this, the Depot Theatre will be producing The Marvelous Wonderettes (Aug. 3 through 19) and Real Women Have Curves (Aug. 24 through Sept. 9th) as part of the season for 2012.

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Valley News - 13 Sixth graders from Megan Wellford's class observing a spectator seat from the Third Olympic Winter Games and interpreting it for creative story telling. Students of the Keene Central School became curators for a day when Museum Manager Alison Haas of the Lake Placid Olympic Museum visited as part of Museum Week, a state-wide celebration of museums and other cultural organizations. Introducing the students to the job of a museum curator, Haas showcased the region's rich heritage with museum objects from the Olympic Games.

ADK program set LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is presenting a special program, “Invasive Forest Pests: Serious Potential Threats to the North Country Forests,” on Saturday, July 14 at 8 p.m. at High Peaks Information Center.

ROOST sees significant return on tourism investment By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — For every dollar that the Regional Office on Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) spends, Essex County sees $52 in tourism spending. Lake Placid CVB/ROOST President and CEO Jim McKenna presented the findings of his organization’s 2011 survey to members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors during its July 9 Economic Development, Planning and Publicity Committee meeting. “This is a very high number for the business that we are in,” McKenna said. McKenna presented the findings, which can be found online at (titled “2011 Leisure Travel Study.pdf”), which came from more than 1,400 people who responded to an online survey conducted by PlaceMaking. “These are people who are responding to our marketing initiatives,”

McKenna said. “We had a total of 1,499 responses and 100 of them were removed because they were not completed in some way.” The results showed the following: •The average stay reported by 2011 visitors was 2.8 nights; this is substantially lower than found in 2010. The five-year average for duration of stay was four nights, a number that has been decreasing somewhat over the last five years. •The average age of respondents was 49 years old, slightly younger than reported by 2010 visitors. •The average party size for 2011 was 3.8 persons, with the adult party size increasing slightly from 2010. •Over half of visitor respondents were from New York state, a higher proportion than in the prior year. Fourteen percent of respondents hail from Canada, an increase from 10 percent in 2010. Visitors from outside of New York, the Northeast or Canada comprised 21 percent of respondents in

2010, but only 13 percent in 2011. •Social media participants represent about 10 percent of the overall respondents, and this sub-group had some notable results. •Outdoor activities have not only remained at the top of the list of activities that attracted visitors to the region, they have steadily grown in popularity as a draw. Hiking was the most popular reported outdoor activity, followed by canoeing/kayaking. Outdoor activities were followed by relaxing, dining and shopping and sightseeing. “Spring and fall were the main times that people visited,” McKenna said. Over the past five years, the study showed that each party spent an average of $442.56 each day on leisure activities, including lodging and restaurants. “It is a little high, which may be because these trips were planned over weekends when hotel rates are higher,” McKenna said.


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Sinfonietta to perform LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s six concert series at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts continues on Sunday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m. with “Mirror Imagining.” Tickets are available through the LPCA box office, 523-2512. All seating is reserved. There is no charge for students 18 and under (as available). Maestro Ron Spigelman describes the concert as “a look in the mirror with works that are reflective and intertwining.” Featured soloists at this concert are violinist Anna Rabinova and flutist Robert Langevin, both of the New York Philharmonic. The pair will perform “Concerto for Violin and Flute,” written in 1936 by the Czech composer Boshuslav Martinů. For more information on the orchestra, the musicians and programs, please visit the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s website at

Flea market set LAKE PLACID — In conjunction with the Lake Placid History Museum’s Heritage Day Craft Fest fundraiser on Saturday, July 14, the Lake Placid Masonic Lodge will hold a flea market at the lodge, also located on Station Street near the museum. The Masons will be offering market spaces to anyone interested, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in their large parking lot for the flea market, open to anyone. “You’ll be able to work out of your cars in the parking lot or set up tables on the lawn for a small fee of $10,” said Glen Cameron, event organizer. Space is available on a first come-first served basis. The day’s proceeds will benefit the Masonic Lodge scholarship fund. For further information, contact Glen Cameron at 637-3558, or email 31734

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KEENE VALLEY — Wings members and friends will host a scenic hike and waterfall tour of Beaver Meadow and Rainbow falls at the Ausable Club in Keene Valley Saturday, July 14. They will depart from the trailhead at 10 a.m. Please RSVP by Thursday, July 12. Contact Jamie Dyer, Wings liaison and major gifts officer, at, for more information.

KEENE VALLEY — East Branch Friends of the Arts (EBFA) is delighted to present Frank Loesser, a “lecture in song,” by singer/pianist/actor Fred Miller on Friday, July 13, at 8 p.m. at the Keene Valley Congregational Church. Suggested donation is $10 per person; students free. For more information, please call 576-4686 or e-mail

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KEENE VALLEY — Meadowmount in the valley, sponsored by East Branch Friends of the Arts, will be held at the Keene Valley Congregational Church, 1791 NYS Route 73 on Thursday, July 19, at 8 p.m.. A $10 per person admission will be accepted; students are free. For more information, call Bill Serjak at 576-2225 or email

KEENE VALLEY — Keene Valley Library’s Summer Lecture Series 2012 presents A Conversation with Paul Matthews on Monday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Library. Admission is free. For more information, call the library at 576-4335.

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KEENE VALLEY — Custom Blend, an 11 person semi-professional mixed voice group, will be presented by the East Branch Friends of the Arts Saturday, July 14, at 8 p.m. at the Keene Valley Congregational Church. Suggested donation is $10 per person; students free. For more information, contact Pam Gothner at 576-4329 or email

Kirmer in Keene Valley KEENE VALLEY — Keene Valley Library’s Summer Lecture Series 2012 presents “An Evening with Patrick Kirmer,” artist, educator and set designer, on Monday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the library. Sometimes known as the “Master of Johns Brook,” Kirmer will show examples of recent work and talk about his life in Keene Valley. Joy McCabe will join him to talk about his set designs and his contributions to the visual and performing arts in the community. Admission is free. For more information, call the library at 576-4335.

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Continued from page 1 Gordon. Both Douglas and Gordon have been instrumental in many capacities in the Tournament’s operations and success of the tournament for over 30 years each. Douglas currently serves as the assistant director and Gordon is on the current Board of Directors. Festivities begin with the old timers game. “We have also had little league games to open the tournament, but this year we had a lot of people who wanted to come back and play for the 50th anniversary,” he said. The game will feature several award-winning players from previous tournaments, including 1980 Most Valuable Pitcher Fred Goneau from Hotel Benny; 1971 and 1981 Most Valuable Pitcher Ray Hurley of the Fern Lake Pollywogs and Northern Homes Hudson Falls; three-time Most Valuable Player (1980, 1982,1983) Yvonne Goneau from Hotel Benny; 1988 Most Valuable Player Brian O’Neill from LaFramboise; Tim Snow and Bobby Douglas from Arts 1964 second place team; and Bill Meconi and Bobby

Play starts Friday in the 50th annual Au Sable Forks tournament. Meconi from Sharkey’s Riverside Lanes. Any old time league players interested in playing in an old timers game should come to the field at 5:15 p.m. on Friday. The tournament begins at 7:15 p.m. with a game between Razzano’s Trucking from Johnstown and the Broadway Barrhaven Blues from Ottawa. Organized Chaos with Chris Wilkins will play at the Dr. Najim Pavillion between games, with CPI Classics from Oswego and the Mountain Brook Lodge/Ottawa Blitz entry from Wilmington and Ottawa playing at 9 p.m. At approximately 10:15 p.m., Organized Chaos will play again until midnight and a fireworks display sponsored by Fuller Excavating/Harmony Golf

Course will be touched off by Alonzo Fireworks of Saratoga. “We are extremely pleased to bring an exciting weekend of top caliber fast pitch softball to the North Country,” Tournament Director Thomas O’Neill said. O’Neill has directed the tournament for the past 10 years and for 35 years overall. “I have thoroughly enjoyed the great working relationship I have had with the community and tournament committee over the years,” he said. Game times begin at 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The tournament features two pools of five teams, with the top two teams from each pool heading into the semifinal round Sunday, with winners playing for the championship.

JAY— The Jay Entertainment and Music Society (JEMS) has set its free summer concert series schedule. Concerts will take place on the Jay Village Green on Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m., starting with Towne Meeting on July 7, underwritten by Asgaard Farm and Dairy Other concerts include Big Slyde July 14 (underwritten by Amstutz Family & Rocky Branch); the Too Tall String Band July 21 (underwritten by Northline Utilities & Little Supermarket), Dana and Susan Robinson July 28 (underwritten by Hungry Trout Resort & Restaurant and Rocky Branch), Jay Day with Olive and Branch at 1 p.m. and Y Not Blue at 6:30 p.m. (underwritten by Rocky Branch), Susan Richards & Crew Aug. 11 (underwritten by Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitors Bureau & Feeks Pharmacy), Chris Shaw Aug. 18 (underwritten by Ward Lumber Co., Inc.) and A Fine Mix Aug. 25 (underwritten by Bill’s Excavating & Rocky Branch). For more information on any JEMS event, visit There will also be a special concert featuring the Lake Placid Sinfonietta Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Amos and Julia Ward Theartre. Tickets are $20. For more, call Lee Kazanas at 9467824 for tickets or

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The Jay Entertainment and Music Society (JEMS) has announced its Summer 2012 Children’s Drama, Dance and Foreign Language Programs at the Amos and Julia Ward Theatre. Drama workshops for children ages 5 yrs. and up with instructor Tara Mulvey, which will include dancing, singing, stage skills and stage

craft along with participation in the fifth annual JEMS Kids Theatre Show. Casting is Friday, July 20, from 10 a.m. until nooon, with rehearsal Monday through Friday (July 23-27 and July 30-Aug. 3, 10 a.m. until noon). Drama Workshops are $3 per session. French Language Camp for children ages 69 with instructor Miriam Worthington from Monday, Aug. 6, through Friday, Aug. 10, will introduce children to French in a playful way, through songs, games, puppet play and handson activities. Each day will be dedicated to a theme: numbers, parts of the body, colors, days of the week and much more. The first session (9:15 until 10:30 a.m.) is intended for participants of last year’s program who will have a chance to expand their knowledge of basic French. The second session (10:45 a.m. until noon) will welcome new learners. French camp is $25 for 5 day camp Dance workshops with instructor Natalia Balina-Zborowska from July 2-6 and July 9-13, will will take place in the Amos and Julia Ward theatre and include a variety of dance styles, including: Ballet Dance, Creative Dancing, Modern, and Jazz Dances. Children 5-6 meet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. for one hour. Children 7-8 meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:15 a.m. for one hour. Cost is $30 per week. Children 9-12 meet on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 12:30 p.m. for one and a half hours. Cost is $40 per week. Children 13 and up meet on Monday thru Friday at 2:15 p.m. for one and a half hours. Cost is $50 per week. Preferred uniform include leotards, tights and ballet slippers. Comfortable sport pants and socks are ok. Space is limited. To register, call Kate Zientko 647-5661 or email

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Plans in place to bring Keeseville center back By Keith Lobdell

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Jim King inspects one of the old classrooms in the civic center. into this building. They are still seeking their own fundraising, but they wanted to give us a name that can go on the grant applications.” King is hopeful that the community will donate to the project. “It will put the community back in here and give them the ownership over this building through their donations,” King said. “The funds

will go directly to a bank account and they will help in getting this endeavor pulled off.” King said that there also is interest from outside businesses and organizations looking to occupy the civic center once it is renovated. “We have an organization that would like to rent the second floor, and that could cover some of the expenses,” King said. “I have a lot of

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faith in this community. I choose to be an optimist and not a pessimist.” Those interested in making a donation to the Ausable-Keeseville-Chesterfield Civic Center Fund can send checks made out to “Anderson Falls Historical Society Social Center Project” to TD BankNorth, attn. Kim Ryan, 1744 Main St., Keeseville, N.Y., 12944.

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KEESEVILLE — A group of citizens has started to lay the groundwork to bring back the Ausable-KeesevilleChesterfield Civic Center. The facility, which was formerly the Keeseville High School, has sat vacant since October 2010 without heat. Now, a group that includes Ausable town councilman Jim King is looking to get heat back into the building as a first step to revitalizing the civic center and bringing it back for the community. “Getting the heat back on would be a huge lift,” King said. “We need to replace the electric and water and put some new boilers in, but the first goal is to get heat going by this fall. We have to start somewhere. If this building stayed this way, it would just deteriorate more and become a tax burden not just to the village but to the area.” King said that officials for the organization, which is in the process of becoming a non-profit entity, want to look at ways to bring the venue back. “I went to school here,” he said. “When the meetings started to discuss what to do with the building after it was vacated, one of the first suggestions was to knock it down. I said, whoa, let’s look at other possibilities first and make that more like our fifth or sixth option.” King said that another reason to make demolition the last choice was the cost that would be associated with such a project. “We were quoted that a project to demolish the building would cost over $600,000 when it was first closed down, and I am sure that number would be higher now,” he said. “This would not be a project where people would just come in and have it gone in three or four days.” King said that while the building is structurally sound, there would need to be a lot of cosmetic work done as two winters without heat led to peeling paint, rises in the wood flooring and leaks in the ceiling. “There is a lot of feeling out there about what can be done with this place,” he said. “I have gone to other towns where they would do anything to have a resource like this building.” Eventually, the organizers would like to see the building used in a similar way as the former Au Sable Forks High School. “Give the folks of Jay a lot of credit; they made a nice civic center out of the high school that is for the use of the people,” King said. “In Jay, they turned the school into the volunteer firehouse. The building is right here and we do not have to build a thing.” King said that the organization will start looking for grants and funding from different foundations and will also start a fundraising campaign with the help of the Anderson Falls Historical Society. “The society is putting their name behind us so we can get this pulled off,” King said. “This in no way means that they have a bunch of money that they are putting

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tem. Bass are also extremely sensitive to changes in barometric pressure, and approaching low pressure fronts provide an ideal opportunity for taking bass with topwater plugs such as Hula-Poppers, Jitterbugs or Chuggers. Low pressure causes birds to gather on tree branches and telephone wires, or flock together earlier in the day than usual. Conversely, bees and butterflies will mysteriously disappear from the flower beds they typically frequent and ants will build up bigger mounds around their holes, or actually cover the hole entirely. Cows will lay down in the fields or run around the field with their tails raised high swatting flies before a storm. As bad weather approaches, horses will typically face to the west to face the storm. Experience has taught me to take notice of such unusual behaviors in wildlife. If birds and beasts are acting weird, there’s often a good reason, especially if such actions are exhibited by a variety of different species A few of the other commonly accepted natural indicators include spiders retreating from their webs before a rain and bees staying close to their hives. Many people claim to have pain in their joints, or suffer ‘a pain in the brain before a rain.’ A coming storm is often presaged by bones that will ache, joints that will throb or tooth aches. Such whimsical weather rhymes were common in ancient times, and today they are easy to understand. Low pressure systems can have severe affects on the sinus cavities, thus ‘rain on the plain causes pain on the brain.’ Similar rhymes that come from those times would have to include, “When the wind is in the east, it is not a fit day for man or beast.” “Fish bite least, with wind in the east. But when wind is from the south, it blows the flies into the fish's mouth.” “When the wind is in the west, there it is the very best.” “When a ditch or pond affects the nose, look out for rain and stormy blows.” Approaching low pressure systems often keep scents low to the ground, including the musty smell of the autumn woods or the rankness of a bog. Other long accepted weather rhymes include “If birds fly low, expect rain and a blow” and “If the rooster crows on going to bed, you may rise with a watery head.” “Trout jump high, when rain is nigh. And a swarm of bees in May, is worth a load of hay.” “When sheep gather in a huddle, tomorrow will have a puddle” or “Expect the weather to be fair, when crows fly in pairs” and “When ladybugs swarm, expect a day that's warm.” “When chickens scratch together, there's sure to be foul weather” or “when pigs carry sticks, the clouds will soon play tricks, but when they lay in the mud, there are no fears of a flood.” Despite the best efforts and infinite intrusions of modern communications, there is simply no way to keep a constant track of approaching weather, especially in the Adirondacks. It is the wise traveler that will learn to pay attention to the natural signs. Although such signs are not always accurate, or easy to read, they can often make the difference between a ruined day or an easy escape to safe and dry terrain.

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t had been a typical summer day in the Adirondack. The blue sky was dotted with tall, fast moving puffy clouds as I fished for bass on a local lake. However, when the sky began to darken and the leaves of a hardwood tree began to reveal their white underbellies, I recognized the signals of an impending rain. There were threatening clouds on the far horizon, and I could smell rain in the air. My ears began popping with the advancing low air pressure system, and the lake’s surface turned flat and glassy. I motored down the lake to take shelter before the wind began to kick up. There were a couple of other boats that had already retreated, but many remained out on the lake. Shortly after I got to the dock, the clouds let loose a torrential downpour and boats began to scramble for cover. Most of the late returnees were totally drenched and they soon provided evidence of just how far removed modern society has become from being able to understand and recognize the natural progression of weather. “I never even saw it coming,” exclaimed one young man. “Me either,” chimed in another. “That one really snuck up on me. The weather report sure was wrong!” Summer thunderstorms have a tendency to sneak up on travelers in the Adirondacks, especially while on a lake where the surrounding topography often limits a view of the distant horizon. It happens likewise on the trail, when tall mountains shield the vista. Despite the numerous natural warning signals that we should heed, travelers commonly fail to recognize the natural signs. Unfortunately, today’s travelers have become too accustomed to relying on weather forecasters, Doppler Radar Accu-casts. They obtain weather knowledge from a variety of sources, rather than from natural observations. As a result, modern society has failed to recognize or retain many of the long accepted, weather signals. Many of these natural indicators have been forgotten. Surely, most people have heard about the predictability of the groundhog and his shadow, which is more fable than fact. However, there are many natural clues to weather that are reliable. Unfortunately, most people do not know what to look for, and others simply don’t know how to observe. I wonder how many people recognize that dogs and cats will often become nervous and jittery prior to the arrival of foul weather. It is a fact, not a fable. Animals aren’t psychic, they can’t predict the weather, but they are much more sensitive to changes in barometric pressure than humans are. As a result, they have learned how to recognize as low pressure systems are approaching from a long way off. So do a number of other local critters. On the cusp of an approaching storm, frogs will typically croak louder and longer than usual. Crickets will exhibit the opposite behavior, chirping less often and more quietly. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Low pressure also causes noises to carry further Brook. Contact him at and thus, the notes of a song bird will be sharper and a loon’s laughter will sound louder, and the echoes will travel further in the night air. Other recognizable signs of an approaching low pressure system will be evident when birds fly lower to the water to feed on the insect hatches that often occur. Trout will rise more readily, sometimes leaping entirely out of the water to pick off insects that are just hatching. The appearance of flies such as the Blue Wing Still and calm waters such at these on Barnum Pond, may accompany either a high or a low presOlive is usually an indi- sure system. However the old rhyme, 'Red sky at night, sailor's delight' is generally accepted as cation of an approach- a reliable indication of fair weather conditions soon to follow. ing low pressure sysPhoto by Joe Hackett

wenty-five years ago, the Chinese government started a bass stocking program to meet the growing food needs of its people. As the Internet developed and provided a glimpse of the world outside the borders of the country, Chinese youth discovered recreational bass fishing. Internet coverage of big money bass tournaments in the United States fueled the next logical step in bass fishing in China – bass tournaments. Though still in its infancy compared to the big-time American bass tournaments, Chinese tournament bass fishing is catching on. The By Howard Hammonds FLW has seen the opportunity for future business development by assisting in the growth of fishing tournaments in China. A population in excess of 1.5 billion offers a future of tremendous growth. During the recent FLW Major tournament on Lake Champlain, I had the opportunity to be the camera boat driver for a group of Chinese bass fishermen and their camera crew. Several months ago, the Happy Fishing Channel, a 24-hour Chinese fishing network, ran a series of FLW affiliated bass tournaments in China. The grand prize was an all-expense-paid trip to the United States to compete as a co-angler in the FLW Major tournament on Lake Champlain. The winner, Wang Zhan, and his film crew arrived in Plattsburgh the Monday before the tournament. The takeoff Thursday morning would be his first opportunity to be on Lake Champlain. The buzz among the FLW Pros was how successful a relative beginner could be against the seasoned American tournament anglers. In the FLW tournaments, the co-angler fishes from the back deck of the bass boat and for the most part fish “used water” behind the pros. Not speaking any English, Wang wasn’t able to obtain much info from his first day pro partner, Darrel Robertson of Jay, Oklahoma. Words can’t describe the look on Darrel’s face when he met his first-day partner - non-English speaking Wang, competing in his first tournament. Nor Pictured is Chinese angler Whan Zhan. Photo courtesy of FLW Outdoors did Robertson know whether his Chinese partner understood the rules — all with a $125,000 payday on the line for Robertson. Darrel is a very successful FLW angler and has won over $1,700,000 in his career. He is also a big-time Oklahoma cattle rancher. But he is probably the easiest going and calmest fisherman on the planet — a great draw for Wang. The next morning, after several last-minute instructions, the tournament took off with me and the Happy Fishing camera crew following Wang and Darrel in my boat at breakneck speeds. The Chinese fish from small aluminum boats with electric motors, not the high powered rockets of the American professional bass fisherman. After a 15-mile roller coaster boat ride from Plattsburgh and much hooting and hollering in Chinese by my passengers, we arrived at Wang and Darrell’s first fishing location. Apparently, none of the Chinese delegation had ever been 60-plus mph in a bass boat before. Let the fishing begin. I positioned my boat 20 yards away from Wang and Darrell, allowing the camera crew to film the action. Now, watching someone else fish is worse than watching paint dry. Every cast when you are fishing is made with anticipation, but when watching someone else do the same, it’s just plain boring — that is, until someone catches a fish. Thank goodness, two minutes in and Darrel catches a bass and then another one, both keepers. It’s on and Wang is down in the boat looking for lures. Come-on Man! This isn’t going to be pretty, but at last he’s ready and fishing and - Wow - he catches one, about a two-pound largemouth. Great, after many photos by the Happy Fishing camera crew he’s back fishing and right away catches another one. Hey, this is fun! The rookie is catching them. Again another one, now Darrel is looking over his shoulder, another one and this one is big! Then a double, Darrel with one and Wang another one at the same time. “Great net job Wang!” I yell. So much for paint drying. Darrel’s isn’t a keeper, now he’s down three to two. It gets worse - two more for Wang in the next 10 minutes, he has a limit. “Oh, Darrel! You’re the pro not a guide,” I jab him. Darrel’s now shaking his head, he looks at me and shrugs and yells, “This kid is good.” Time for Darrel to bear down and he does with a couple small keepers. The pressure’s turned off and so do the fish — now we’re back to paint drying. For a fisherman who is 36 and only has been fishing 6 years, Wang is very talented. Smooth at casting and working his lures. I wish I could report that he blew away the field, but he didn’t. The luck of the draw has a lot to do with a co-angler ’s success. Wang finished 74 out of 127 competitors for the two days. Not a bad first tournament. But Wang built memories for a life time - his first trip to the USA, his first American bass tournament, and getting to meet his hero Gary Yamamoto, who was last year ’s runner-up on Lake Champlain. Gary is to Asian fisherman what Bill Dance is to American fisherman. Great memories. Just when I think I have seen and heard it all in fishing, along come the Chinese. Szechuan Bass anyone? Howard Hammonds is a guide and experienced bass fisherman living in Westport. He can be reached at

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Keeseville dissolution committee goes with draft study third option By Keith Lobdell KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville Dissolution Committee will go with the last of three options that were presented during the May public meeting for its draft plan. “The revisions that were made to the study based on the money that Gerald and Sandi estimated would be lower than option two,” Rondout Consulting’s Tim Weidmann said. “Those numbers created op-

tion three.” Weidmann said that the Keeseville committee was unique because most dissolution studies that he had worked on in the past did not have active participation from the town — or in the case of Keeseville, towns — that were affected by a potential elimination of village government. “Usually, we do not have anyone on the committee that is formally representing the towns,” Weidmann said. “The best people to hear that from are the ones that

will be in charge afterward because it will be their butts that are on the line if this goes forward.” Weidmann said that the other two options were taken off the table after Consulting with Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow and Sandy Senecal of Ausable. “Option one we took off the table before we even went to the public meeting and option two, there were concerns that the estimates in some areas were too high,” he said. “When we made the changes to cre-

ate option three, we had a couple of other costs that we had not allocated from the village budget that we needed to. They were not attributed to specific services.” Weidmann said that overall, the numbers were created based on the input from the committee and their conservative estimates. “We wanted to come up with what people agree will be the best relative estimates of the costs,” he said.

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The Bio-AuSable 4-H Team from Clinton/Essex Counties traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts to present their water filtration project. The team had the opportunity to share their Lemelson MIT Inventeam Project with Dr. Sherman, National Veterinary Science program Leader of the National Institute of Food Production an Substantiality. Pictured from Left to Right are Matthew Cauthorn-Coach, Josh Bassler, Michael Courson, Alexandra Rock, Tianze Zhou, Caleb Cauthorn, Matthew Caito, Harrison Kyle, Jesse Misarski and Dr. Sherman.

Tournament to Benefit AARCH KEESEVILLE — There will be a golf tournament to support Adirondack architectural heritage at the Saranac Inn Golf and Country Club on Monday, Aug. 27. The day will feature a buffet lunch followed by a round of golf with cart, and the opportunity to win great prizes. The format is a fourman scramble with shot gun start. The fee is

$100 per player. To register your foursome please call Susan Arena at 834-9328.

Explore E-books in Keeseville KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville Free Library will host an e-book presentation to learn about e-readers, with a chance to test out different types of digital devices on Wednesday, July 18, at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 834-9054.

WORSHIP IN YOUR COMMUNITY AU SABLE FORKS St. James’ Church - Epliscopal (Anglican Catholic) Rev. Patti Johnson, Seacon. Services: Wed. 6:00 p.m. Evening Prayer and Healing Service. Holy Eucharist Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Phone 518-593-1838 or 518-647-5312. United Methodist Church - Main Street. 647-8147. Sunday 11 a.m. - Worship Service. Email: Holy Name Catholic Church - Rt. 9N, Main Street, AuSable Forks, 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Daily Masses Monday at 5:15 p.m., Tues. - Fri. at 8 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m., Sun. 9:15 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before weekend masses. BLACK BROOK St. Matthew’s Catholic Church - Black Brook, Silver Lake Rd., 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Masses Sun. 11 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before each mass. BLOOMINGDALE Pilgrim Holiness Church - 14 Oregon Plains Rd., 8913178, Rev. Daniel Shumway - Sunday: Morning Worship 11am, Sunday School 10am, Evening Service 6:30 pm; Wednesday: Prayer Service 7 pm. CLINTONVILLE United Methodist - Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce. ELIZABETHTOWN St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church - Court Street. 873-6760. Father Peter Riani., Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. 4:10 p.m. Website: Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) - 10 Williams Street. 873-2509. Sunday, Holy Communion 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Healing Prayer Service: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Group: Every Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan or Ann Marie Speir. All are welcome. Email: Web: United Church of Christ (Congregational) - Court Street. 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Worship Service: Sun. 11 a.m.; Sunday School ages 4 - grade 6. Nursery service Email: ESSEX St. Joseph’s Catholic Church - Rt. 22. 963-4524. Rev. John Demo, Admin. No Mass in Essex from Columbus Day to Memorial Day, closed for the Winter. Essex Community United Methodist Church - Corner of Rt. 22 and Main St. 963-7766. Rev. John E. Hunn. , Sunday Worship - 10:15 AM, Sunday School - 10:15 AM. web page: detail/375 St. John’s Episcopal Church - Church Street. 963-7775. Holy Communion and Church School, Sunday 9:15 a.m., Morning Prayer, Wednesday 9 a.m. Community Potluck Supper, Tuesday 6 p.m. Old Testament Bible Study, Wednesdays 10 a.m., Rev. Margaret Shaw. Email: Foothills Baptist Church at Boquet - 2172, NY Rt. 22 in Essex. Formerly Church of the Nazarene. Wednesday Night Service at 6 p.m. Worship services are Sunday 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Family Christian movies on the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and Hymn sing on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. Email: HARKNESS Harkness United Methodist Church - Corner Harkness & Hollock Hill Rds., Harkness, NY. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Worship 9:30 a.m. JAY First Baptist Church of Jay - Rev. Joyce Bruce, Pastor. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. KEENE St. Brendan’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass at 4 p.m.,

Sunday Mass at 11:15 a.m.; Pastor: Rev. John R. Yonkovig; Pastor. Rectory Phone 523-2200. Email: St. Hubert’s All Souls Episcopal Church - Sunday Holy Eucharist 10 a.m., June 24 through September 9. Varying roster of priests celebrate communion each week. Keene Valley Congregational Church - Main Street. 5764711. Sunday Worship Services 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Choir Wednesday evening 7 p.m. and Sunday 9:15 a.m. KEESEVILLE Immaculate Conception - St. John the Baptist - 1804 Main Street, 834-7100. Monsignor Leeward Poissant. Ant. Mass Saturdays - 4 p.m. - St. John’s. Sunday Masses; 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception during the winter months. Email: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Clinton Street, Keeseville. 563-6836. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Rev. Blair Biddle. Keeseville United Methodist Church - Front Street, Keeseville. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sunday School 11:00 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene - 124 Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Richard Reese. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church - Rte. 22 & Interstate 87, P.O. Box 506, Keeseville, NY. 834-9620. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 7 p.m., Prayer Meeting & Bible Study - Wednesday 7 p.m.; Youth Group Sunday 7 p.m. Website: Email: Front Street Fellowship - 1724 Front Street, Keeseville, 834-7373. Pastor Warren Biggar. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Tuesday: Home Prayer Groups 7 p.m. (Call for locations). Thursday: Ladies Bible Study 2:30 p.m. in Keeseville, 7 p.m. in Plattsburgh (Call for locations). Friday: Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m.; Kingdom Kids 6:30 p.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Website: Email: LAKE PLACID New Hope Christian Fellowship Church - 207 Station St., Lake Placid, NY. A full gospel church. Rev. Richard Ducatt, pastor. Services are Sunday 10a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Fellowship prayer, Tuesday 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible Study. Once a month covered dish after Sunday morning service.

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5:30 p.m. (Sept. - May) Email: St. Philip Neri Catholic Church - 6603 Main St., Father Peter Riani, Pastor. Residence, 873-6760. Mass schedule: Sun., 8:30 a.m. Weekdays: consult bulletin. Email: WILLSBORO Congregational United Church of Christ - 3799 Main Street, P.O. Box 714. Worship and Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Church phone number 518-963-4048. United Methodist Church - Rt. 22. 963-7931. Sunday Worship Services 9 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m. After school religous education program 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Thursdays (Only when school is in session) St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Church - 3746 Main Street. 963-4524. Rev. John Demo, Admin. Saturday Mass at 4 p.m. & Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:15 p.m.; Sunday 9:15 a.m. WILMINGTON Calvary Baptist Church - Rt. 86. 946-2482. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (classes for all ages); Morning Worship 11 a.m. & Evening Service 7 p.m.; Bible Study & Prayer meeting Wednesday 7 p.m. St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church - Mass Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 a.m. Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Confessions 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Whiteface Community United Methodist Church - Rt. 86 and Haselton Road in Wilmington. Pastor Brooke Newell invites everyone to join the congregation for Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m. and coffee and fellowship after. Sunday School is offered during the worship service and there is an available nursery area. Church office is located in the adjacent Reuben Sanford building and is open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 946-7757. Riverside Thrift Shop is located in adjacent Methodist Barn and is open Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The phone for Shop is 946-2922. The Ecumenical Food Pantry is open in the Reuben Sanford building on Thursday nights from 4 to 6 p.m. Call Don Morrison at 946-7192 for emergencies. The Senior Lunch program under the director of Carolyn Kane serves lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Questions concerning the site can be answered at 946-2922 during that time only. Wilmington Church of the Nazarene - Wilmington, NY. 946-7708. Bob Hess, Pastor. Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service - 11 a.m.; Wednesday - Night Teen Group 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., Bible Study - Every Tuesday with Potluck at 6:00 p.m. and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Church Office hours - Tues. - Thurs. in the a.m.

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Catholic church to hold dinner WILLSBORO — St. Philip of Jesus Church is having a takeout dinner Friday, July 13 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Menu includes pasta and meatballs, salad, Italian bread and dessert. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Orders can be submitted by calling 963-4524.

Studio Tours set WESTPORT — The Fifth Annual Spirit of Place Art Exhibit at Heritage House will have the opening reception on Thursday, July 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. An opportunity for the public to visit artists’ studios on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., includes artists Ellen Anderson, Meredith Johnston, Caroline Thompson and Alison Weld of Westport; and Linda Smyth of Port Henry. Maps are available at Heritage House or by calling Meredith Johnston at 962-4590 or Nancy Decker at 962-4805. Children dance to traditional and original music from Roy Hurd, right, and Frank Orsini during the July 4 evening concert in Riverside Park. Photo by Andy Flynn

Public hearings set for Second Pond actions RAY BROOK — The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced upcoming public hearings to solicit public comment on an integrated series of related actions for the area known as the Second Pond Boat Launch Intensive Use Area and a small portion of the High Peaks Wilderness Area. The Public Hearings will take place at the following times and locations: •Tuesday, July 17, at 7 p.m., at the APA Headquarters, Rt. 86, Ray Brook, NY • Wednesday, July 18, at 1 p.m., at the DEC Headquarters, 625 Broadway, Albany. The Second Pond Boat Launch Inten-

sive Use area is located in the northcentral portion of the Adirondack Park in the Town of Harrietstown, Franklin County. This unit is comprised of one Forest Preserve parcel covering approximately 10.5 acres. The area is bounded on the north by the Route 3, on the south and west by the High Peaks Wilderness Area, and on the east by Second Pond. The DEC proposes actions to reconstruct the boat launch and parking area at the Second Pond Intensive Use Area with the goal to improve public access and minimize impacts on the natural resources present. Written public comments on the proposed reclassification and unit management plan actions will be accepted

until July 31. Requests for information or copies of the DSEIS and written comments should be directed to: •James Connolly, APA Deputy Director, Planning Division, Adirondack Park Agency, P.O. Box 99, Ray Brook, N.Y. 12977 (email:; Douglas Bernhard, Assistant Director, Division of Operations, Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, N.Y. 12233 (email The online version of the DEIS/FEIS is available at the following publicly accessible web site:, along with

WESTPORT — The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks’ Ballard Park Concerts presents “Root Glen” July 19. Concerts begin every Thursday at about 7 p.m. at the performance pavilion on Main Street in Westport. Bring lawn chairs, a blanket and a picnic. In case of rain, concerts will be moved into the Westport Heritage House across the street. Donations are always appreciated. For information, call 9628778 or email

Big Slyde to perform JAY — JEMS Presents BIG SLYDE on Saturday, July14, at 6:30 p.m. on the Jay Village Green, Route 9N. In case of rain all concerts held in the adjacent Amos and Julia Ward Theatre.

Chicken at Federated Church WESTPORT — The 62nd Annual Chicken Barbecue will be held Thursday, July 19, at the Westport Federated Church. Serving starts at 4:30 p.m. with takeouts available. $9 adults, $4 children 12 and under.

Veny coming to Family Champs TUPPER LAKE — Family Champions of the North Country will be hosting Mike Veny during the week of July 9 through July 13. Family Champions covers Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton and St. Lawrence counties, providing free clothing, furniture, household items, medical equipment, parent support, training on special needs, advocacy, a gift shop, wedding and formal wear. For more information contact,or call 518 359-9110.

OBITUARIES EUPHEMIA VIRDEN HALL JUL 06, 2012 Bolton Landing Smith House Health Care Euphemia Virden Hall, a Center in Willsboro and the long-time resident of WillsEssex Community Heritage boro, NY, died on July 6 of Organization in Essex. natural causes at her home in She was an active member of Bolton Landing, NY, where the Essex County Adironshe had lived since 2004. dack Garden Club and Born in Cleveland, Ohio in played an instrumental role 1926, Micky, as she was in the publication of the known throughout her life, club's 'River Study; Plants was the daughter of John Shrubs and Trees That EnClosey Virden and Euphemia hance Water Quality, Prevent Patterson Virden. She attendErosion and Improve Fish ed the Hathway-Brown Habitat,' in 2000, an example School in Cleveland and of the club's dedication to engraduated from the Westover vironmental protection. School in Middlebury CT Awards and honors include and Sarah Lawrence College a community service medal in Bronxville, NY. from SUNY Potsdam in 1987 She married journalist Rob and the Mary Prime Award, Fowler Hall in Washington, presented by the Republican DC in 1950 and in 1956 the Women of Essex County in family moved to the Adironrecognition of outstanding dacks, where Rob Hall becommunity service, in 1993. came a weekly newspaper Micky Hall was predeceased publisher. by her husband, who died in Micky Hall received a mas1993. ters in education from PlattsShe is survived by her four burgh State in 1962 and children: Robin Hall of taught third grade at WarBrooklyn; Sally Hall of Pena' rensburg Central School from Blanca, New Mexico; Antho1961 to 1970. ny Hall of Bolton Landing, She continued post graduate and Euphemia Miller of Walstudies at SUNY Albany nut Creek, California. She is where she completed her also survived by a step-son, course work and preliminary Peter Hall of Fort Collins, examinations in 1973 for the Colorado. doctoral degree in Education. She leaves six grandchildren: Micky Hall became a ReadClea G. Hall, Rob I. Miller, ing Specialist, first at MeJames H. Miller, Thomas A. chanicville Elementary Miller, Walker Hall and ConSchool and then at Niskayuner Hall. na Middle School. Burial services will be priUpon her retirement from vate. teaching in 1976, the Halls In lieu of flowers, contribumoved to Willsboro where tions in Micky Hall's name Micky Hall became an advomay be made to Hudson cate for rural health care. Headwaters Health FoundaShe served on the New York tion, 9 Carey Road, QueensState Hospital Review and bury, NY 12804 or the Lake Planning Commission, chairGeorge Land Conservancy, ing its Rural Health Care Robert F. Hall Memorial Committee, and chaired the Conservation Library, PO New York State Rural Health Box 1250, Bolton Landing Council. NY, 12814 She was also president of the For those who wish, online Willsboro Senior Housing condolences can be made by Corporation, president of the visiting at Bruce Crary Foundation of Elizabethtown, NY and a Arrangements are under the member of the board of dicare of Regan Denny Stafford rectors of the State CommuFuneral Home,53 Quaker nities Aid Association, the Road, Queensbury.

Root Glen to perform in Westport

JOAN E BEST DEC 17, 1940 - JUN 26, 2012 Best-Joan E. 71, last decenplaced at the Meadow Knoll dent of the Best Family name Cemetary.The family repassed on June 26, 2012 from quests that donations be lung cancer. One of the origimade to Putnam Founders nal founders of the Bay Shore Education fund in the memoClass Room ry of Joan. ScholTeacher's Assooarship donaciation. Teacher, tions, cards and administrator messages of conand activist for dolence may be children and civsent to April il rights will be Lynch, 84 Best deeply missed Rd, Putnam Staby the Bay Shore tion, NY 12861. Education ComShe will share munity,friends the messages and family of with Joan's Putnam Station. friends and help A private service will be held to establish the Putnam on the Best family farm. At a Scholarship fund. later date a marker will be ROGER ROY FEB 19, 1939 - JUN 30, 2012 TUPPER LAKERoger Most notably one might re"Frenchie" Roy, 73, passed call hearing the singing away peacefully on Saturday, chants in the 70's at O.K. June 30, 2012 at Mercy Living Auction Gallery located n Center with his family by his Gabriels, NY or during the side. He was the 80's and 90's at brother to 4 sibThe Old Seed lings, father to Store in Upper 10, grandfather Jay, NY. Roger to 13 and greatis pre-deceased grandfather to 3 by; a son Roland friend to all lande in 1969, his who knew him. mother Delvina Roger came into Rose Letourneau this world on -Roy in 1985 and February 19, his father Fran1939. He was cois Roy in 2002. the first boy of Roger is surfive children born to Francois vived by a sister, Rollande and Delvina (Letourneau) and 3 brothers; Yvon, Denis Roy of Canada. Roger came and Gaston all of Canada, 9 to the United States after children and their families. graduation at the age of 15. Jane (Roy) Tower, Patrick In 1954, Roger worked for InRoy, Steve Roy, Daniel Roy, ternational Paper Co. and Sharon (Roy) Martin, Karie continued to do so until 1967. (Roy) Matthews of Tupper It was at this time Roger beLake, NY and Jody Roy, gan his career as an antique Becky (Roy) Caruso and dealer and is best known as Tracey (Roy) Chevreuil of "Frenchie" the Canadian born Florida. There will be no auctioneer. Frenchie could calling hours. Roger will be be found peddling his wares laid to rest in St. Regis Falls. at local Flea Markets from Donations in his memory Maine to Florida. But it was may be made to High Peaks the singing chant of tongues Hospice. Online condolences that mesmerized his crowd may be made at www.stuartf and echoed through the ortunekeoughfuneralhome.c Adirondack Mountains. om.

Gallagher at Will Rogers SARANAC LAKE — On Saturday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m., Saranac Lake native, Gail Gallagher, will perform her onewoman cabaret show, featuring “Favorites: Pop Tunes from 1915 to 1970,” at Saranac Village at Will Rogers. This program is open to the public and a donation of $5 is requested. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Debbie Kanze at 891-7117.

Benefit set for LPCA LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is offering up an evening of Polynesian dreams as part of this year's Bali High Peaks Benefit. It will be a festive evening of island food, festive music and exceptional company while raising much needed funds to benefit the arts at the Lake Placid Club Golf House on Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Reserve tickets by July 16 for savings. Limited tickets may be available after the 16, call 523-2512 for more information.

Carousel open six days a week SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Carousel at 2 Depot Street in Saranac Lake is now open six days a week. Ride the Carousel 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more information, visit, call 891-9521 or “friend” the carousel on Facebook.

Fiber works at Pendragon SARANAC LAKE — Fiber artist Donna Foley and Ursula Trudeau will show their work in Pendragon’s gallery through Aug. 5. Ursula's work is included in private collections in Canada, London, Paris and nationally. There is a gallery reception for the artists Saturday, July 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. For further information, call 891-1854, or e-mail

Black Kettle to host dance, social ESSEX — Come and kick up your heels at our first summer dance in the barn on Friday, July 13. Kid’s dances begin at 7 p.m. and dancing for all begins at 7:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation for dancing and a “cash ice cream bar” to benefit Lakeside School.

Gucker to host workshop ESSEX — Join us for a silk painting workshop led by Robin Gucker on Tuesday, July 17, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Learn the art of silk painting as you create scarves or wall hangings with colorful dyes and gutta resist. Adults only. $20 for workshop, includes materials. E-mail to register.

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Saturday, July 14 UPPER JAY — Books, Antiques and Treasures Sale, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N . 946-2644. 9a.m.4p.m. JAY — Big Slyde- "Banjo, guitar, bouzouki, and cello, Jay Village Green Route 9N, 6:30 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Storytime to celebrate National Hot Dog Month, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, 10 a.m. 523-2950. LAKE PLACID — 2012 J. Peter Martin Whiteface Open Golf Tournament, 373 Whiteface Inn Lane, $150 /$75 Members, 523-7888. LAKE PLACID — Author Signing with Spencer Morrissey & Michael Battisti, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, 3-5 p.m. 523-2950. KEENE VALLEY — Meadowmount in the Valley, Keene Valley Congregational Church, 1791 NYS Route 73, $10, 576-2225. 8 p.m. KEENE VALLEY — Custom Blend acoustic performance, Keene Valley Congregational Church, 1791 NYS Route 73, $10, 8 p.m. 576-4329.

Sunday, July 15 LAKE PLACID — 2012 J. Peter Martin Whiteface Open Golf Tournament, 373 Whiteface Inn Lane, $150 /$75 Members, 523-7888. ELIZABETHTOWN — 130 Years Celebration Music Presentation, Church of the Good Shepherd, 16 Williams Street, 4 p.m.

AUSABLE CHASM — Chasm Riders "Super Sunday", Ausable Chasm, 10 a.m. or WESTPORT — Flora Biddle, a granddaughter of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, will read from her book, "The Ads," Westport Heritage House, 6459 Main Street, 5 -6 p.m. TUPPER LAKE — Towne Meeting to perform, Beth Joseph Synagogue, 57 Lake Street. That concert starts at 8 p.m.

Monday, July 16 WESTPORT — Free aerobics classes, Westport Town Hall, 22 Champlain Avenue, 8 a.m. LAKE PLACID — Weekly Monday Summer Storytime to celebrate Cow Appreciation Day, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, 10 a.m. 523-2950. UPPER JAY — Quilters’ Gathering, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N . 946-2644. 4:30 p.m. KEENE—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Community Center, Church St. 11:30 a.m. 546-3565, LAKE PLACID — LPCA 40th Anniversary Dance Gala, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 7:30p.m. $28. 523-2512. KEENE VALLEY — A Conversation with landscape painter, Paul Matthews, Keene Valley Library, 1796 Nys Route 73, 7:30 p.m. 576-9826,

Tuesday, July 17 WESTPORT — InternetXpress Computer Workshop “Help Desk Session”, Westport Library, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

LAKE PLACID — LPCA Green Market Wednesday, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way. 9 a.m.-1p.m. 523-2512, LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Masonic Lodge Flea Market at the lodge, Station Street, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. WILLSBORO—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Congregational Church, Main St.1:30 p.m. 546-3565, UPPER JAY — 'Come As Your Favorite Character' Ice Cream Social, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N . 946-2644. 2 p.m. LAKE PLACID — LPCA FREE Young & Fun Series, A Walk Through The Orchestra by the Lake Placid Sinfonietta. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 10:30 a.m. 523-2512.

Thursday, July 19 SARANAC LAKE— Story Hour, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main Street, 10:30-11 a.m. 891-4191. ELIZABETHTOWN — Osteoporosis exercise classes, Hand House, Court St. 10 a.m. 546-3565, KEENE VALLEY— InternetXpress Computer Workshop “Help Desk Session”, Keene Valley Library, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 873-2341, LAKE PLACID — Bali Hi'gh Peaks Polynesian Night, Lake Placid Club Golf House, 88 Morningside Drive. 523-2512. LAKE PLACID — Author Signing with Tom Angleberger, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, 4-6 p.m. 523-2950. KEENE VALLEY — Meadowmount in the Valley Musical Performance, Keene Valley Congregational Church, 1791 NYS Route 73, $10, 576-2225. 8 p.m.

Friday, July 20 WESTPORT — Free aerobics classes, Westport Town

Hall, 22 Champlain Avenue, 8 a.m. ELIZABETHTOWN — Adirondack Farmers' Market, Behind Adirondack Center Museum, 7590 Main Street, 9 a.m.1 p.m. AU SABLE FORKS — InternetXpress Computer Workshop “Intro to Excel”, Au Sable Forks Free Library, 9 Church Lane, 1 - 2:30 p.m., 873-2341. LAKE PLACID — Author Signing with Jacques Steinberg, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, 2-4 p.m. 5232950. LAKE PLACID — Author Signing with Gary & Carol VanRiper, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, 3-5 p.m. 5232950. JAY — Au Sable Valley Grange Farmers Market, Jay Riverside Park with live entertainment from Flashback Two, Main Street, 3-6 p.m. 647-8194.

Saturday, July 21 CHAZY — SNUGGLE PUPPY PARTY for kids 3 to 8. Chazy Public Library. 10 - 11 a.m. 846-7676. ELIZABETHTOWN — “Open House” at Church and Parish Hall as part of Elizabethtown Day, Good Shepherd Church, 16 Williams Street, all day. LYON MOUNTAIN — St. Bernard's Parish Dinner, Lyon Mountain American Legion Home, 3958 State Route 374, 4 -6:30 p.m. $9, $7 for children. 735-4636. JAY — Too Tall String Band, Jay Village Green Route 9N, 6:30 p.m. UPPER JAY — Storytelling with Caílín Mulvey, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N . 946-2644. 1 p.m. UPPER JAY — Rosamond Lincoln-Day presentation: “Egypt: Arab Spring during Summer 2011”, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N . 946-2644. 7 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Author Signing with Jordan D. Metzl, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, 2-3 p.m. 523-2950. LAKE PLACID — Author Signing with Matt Long, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, 3 – 5 p.m. 523-2950.


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Behavioral Health Services North, Inc. Community Educator/ Public Relations BHSN seeks a full time Community Educator to provide presentations about the issues of domestic violence for community agencies, departments and schools in Franklin County, NY. Working as part of a team, the CE/PR will provide training, supervision, client services that include advocacy, supportive counseling, safety planning and referrals. A flexible schedule with some work time during non-business hours is required. Training will be provided. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and experience preferred, public speaking skills, computer literacy, valid NYS Driver’s license and reliable transportation. Background checks will be conducted. Qualified candidates should submit a letter of intent, resume, and list of 3 references to: BHSN-HR, 22 U.S. Oval - Suite 218, Plattsburgh, NY 12903 by July 15th.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Critical Care: Elizabethtown Community Hospital is looking for a Per Diem AEMT-CC. Current AEMT-CC Certification with online status - 6 months preferred. CPR Certification (Basic Life Support minimum), ACLS preferred, but not required. Must possess a high level of interpersonal skills to interact with patients & families, and community partners. Must be highly motivated, able to work outside the normal working hours as volume demands. Able to handle multiple priorities simultaneously. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Must have strong organizational skills. Able and willing to perform other tasks as assigned by Department Manager. Heavy Lifting Required. Please send resumes: Human Resources Elizabethtown Community Hospital PO Box 277, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 • Fax: 518-873-3007 E-mail: •



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FOR SALE 10 X 8 rug. primary color navy blue with Indian print. very good condition. $20. 518-546-8622 1972 GRAN TORINO runs, needs work, $4000 or best reasonable offer; 7140 Hesston Chopper, hay & corn head, $1,575; Chevy Van 30 Travelmaster camper $2800. 518-962-4394 CEDAR STRIP Canoe Beautiful Wee Lassie, handmade 315-5275874 $2700.00 or best offer CLARINET, VIOLIN, FLUTE, TRUMPET, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $75 each. Upright Bass, Cello, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums $189 each. Others 4-sale 1-516377-7907 CRAFTSMEN 15.6 Cordless drill driver, 2 batteries & case (batteries are good) $25 cash. 802-775-0280 (802) 7750280 ELECTRIC TREADMILL 1 yr. old, runs perfect, like new, $200. Call 518-523-1681 FOR SALE, Set of Golf Clubs w/ Bag $99 call 518-643-9391 KOI FOR SALE-BEAUTIFUL STANdard Butterfly Koi. All Varieties. Quantity Discounts. Pond Supplies. 1-516-809-6771

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WANTED ALL MOTORCYCLES, & Memorabilia pre 1980, $Top CASH$ PAID! Running or not. 1315-569-8094

WERE YOU IMPLANTED WITH A ST. JUDE RIATA DEFIBRILLATOR LEAD WIRE between June 2001 and December 2010? Have you had this lead replaced, capped ordid you receive shocks from the lead? You may be entitled to compensation. Contact Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727


LAWN & GARDEN BRUSH HOG Model EFM600. Used 1 year, like new. Finish mower. 518-570-8837 $1,000 CASE SC Farm Tractor $500 Firm. (518) 547-8730.


10 WEEK OLD Boxer Puppies, all Brindle's, vet checked, $600 each. Call 518-5242947 AKC CAIRN TERRIER 10 Weeks. TOTO for sale! Ultimate big dog in a little dog's body! 3 males available, Great family pet, raised with kids and other dogs. $600 (518)532-9539 MOOERS, NY; Yorkie pups for sale, $700 for females, $500 for males, please call if interested 518-204-4063 or 802586-2817. 10 WEEK OLD Boxer Puppies, all Brindle’s, vet checked, $600 each. Call 518524-2947


MISSING FEMALE WHITE Calico Cat, she comes to the name Judy or Kitty. Last seen on 6/22/ 12 near the Bloomingdale School. Please call 518-637-1177.

WANTED TO BUY WANTS TO purchase minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201 WANTS TO purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201

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

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name: REDNECK BISTRO, L.L.C. Articles of Organization filed with New York State Secretary of State (SSNY) on June 7, 2012. 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 Redneck Bistro, L.L.C., 1045 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996. Purpose: Restaurant operations and all other legal purposes. VN-6/30-8/4/12-6TC-

26690 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name: REG CARVER FARM, L.L.C. Articles of Organization filed with New York State Secretary of State (SSNY) on June 7, 2012. 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 Reg Carver Farm, L.L.C., 164 Galen Street #85, Watertown, MA 02472. Purpose: Farming and all other legal purposes. VN-6/30-8/4/12-6TC-


26689 ----------------------------NORTHEAST LIVELINE, LLC NOTICE OF FORMATION of a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC): DATE OF FORMATION: The Articles of Organization were filed with the New York State Secretary of

State on June 19, 2012. NEW YORK OFFICE LOCATION: Essex County AGENT FOR PROCESS: The Secretary of State is designated as Agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of


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any process against the LLC to 15 Schoo Lane, AuSable Forks New York 12912. PURPOSE: To engage in any lawful act or activity. VN-6/30-8/4/12-6TC26693 ----------------------------BUY-SELL-TRADE with the Classified Superstore 1-800-989-4237

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BANK FORCED SALE: 5.9 ACRES Salmon River, Lake Altmar uses. $18,900 sacrifice.Financing. 1-888-683 -2626 COOPERSTOWN RIVERFRONT! 7 acres - $69,900! 400 ft sandy shoreline, 4 milesfrom Village! Field, woods. Priced WAY below market! Call NOW! 1-888-7758114 FARMLAND LIQUIDATION! 5 acres -$19,900; 8 acres -$24,900. Gorgeous views, fields, woods! 30 min. Albany. Just off I-90. Fully approved for your country home! (888)905-8847. LENDER SAYS SELL! 5 TO 40 acre Tracts! All Upstate NY Holdings! Prices from $19,900 or $282/month! Waterfront, Views, Streams! Hunt, Build, Invest! Call 1-888-701-1864 for free info packet! NEW YORK Land & Cabin Bargain Sale Classic Adirondack Camp 5 acres-$29,995. Cozy Cabin- Base Camp 5 acres - $19,995. Near 1000's of acres of Stateland, lakes, & rivers. Access to snowmobile & ATV trails. Our best deal ever! Call 800-229-7843. See pics at SPRINGFIELD VT 4 acres on the CT River, 743 ft River Frontage, All State and Local Permits for Well and Septic have been filed and approved. Access to River Possible for Great Fishing and Boating $150,000 call 802885-1725 or email

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2001 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Black 2 door. New tires, rotors, brakes catalytic converter. $4,500 Call: (518) 946-7550

CARS 95 CHRYSLER New Yorker solid body, good tires will not pass inspection $1500 Call: (239) 989-8686

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BOATS 1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $3000. 518-359-8605 1980 18 1/2 FT. Century Cuddy Cabin, 120 HP I/O, trailer, GPS depth finder, down rigger, plus. $2900. 518-963-8220 or 518-569-0118

1952 DESOTO White/Blue, no rust, small Hemi,, great project car. Serious inquires only. $3500. 518-962-4688 1989 TOYOTA SUPRA fully loaded, all electric, all power, 5 spd., hatch back, sunroof, runs good, $4500. 113 Flat Rock, Morrisonville, NY. 518-563-9967 1997 DODGE INTREPID 6 cyclinder, 127,000 miles, Good condition. $1,300 Call: (518) 594-5015 1997 SUBARU LEGACY OUTBACK AWD Blue/Gray 184,000 miles, Interior and exterior good condition. 5 speed manual. New tires. Needs head gasket. $600 Call: (518) 946-7042

DIATOMITE POOL MEDIA 200 pounds (8- 25lb. boxes) of NEW Celatom Brand Diatomite media for swimming pool filter. $1 518.873.2476

1985 17 1/2’ open bow, full canvas, in/out board motor, new seats, interior, Shoreline trailer included, great condition, $3400 OBO. 518-5630983 or 518-593-5408

POOL FILTER SAND "ZEO SAND" 200 Pounds (8- 25 pound bags) NEW Zeo Sand Brand Zeolite Replacement Sand for swimming pool filter. 518.873.2476 $1

2005 WHITEHALL SPIRIT rowing/sailboat. Classic boat, rare find. Must sell! Asking $9000 OBO. 845-868-7711

2007 PORSCHE BOXSTER Burgundy/Beige Excellent condition. 5,6000 Miles, 6 cylinder, 5 speed automatic w/ Tiptronic Transmission, loaded w/many options, in show room condition. 315-447-0888 $35,500 OBO.

COLLECTOR’’S ITEM ADIRONDACK FISHING CANOE! 2 Ft. Grumman 2 person Aluminum Canoe (excellent ) Adirondack Pond to Pond Amenities. Grumman does not make canoes now. Compare on Ebay or Amazon $1,300 518-643-8483

MUSTANG 2010 convertible, V-6, auto, leather interior, runs great, 45,000 miles, loaded. Asking $17,000 OBO or trade for a classic car. Call 518962-8539

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2005 SUZUKI BOULEVARD S50 VS 800CC, New battery & tires, 13,000 miles, very clean, garaged. (518) 946-8341. $2,800

2002 SUNLINE 29’ Camper, Sleeps 6, excellent condition, 14' Slide Out, Awning with screen room, many extras, Hitch included. 518-873-6857




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2007 DODGE Grand Caravan, Wheelchair accessible by VMI, driver transfers to drivers seat, tie downs for two wheelchairs in back, tie downs for one wheelchair in front passenger position available when passenger seat is removed, automatic everything, air, air bags all around including sides, enhanced stereo, Ultimate Red Crystal in color, no scratches/dents or other damage, has always been kept in an attached garage, seats have always been covered, never been smoked in, 5,040 miles, VIN 2D8GP44LX7R256881, original price $52,000, asking $30,000 or make an offer, call Jerry in Tupper Lake at 518-359-8538






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Route 9 Elizabethtown, NY

Dealer #7085874










$18,590 -$409 -$1,020 -$175 -$775 $16,200



$175 GM Lease cash and $775 GM Super Tier cash (LS and ECO models only) to be used as cap cost reduction.









$22,870 -$778 -$790 -$2,650 -$570 $18,082







W/$1,579 D.A.S.*




ECU CU URIT RITY D RITY EP EPO POSIT PO POS SIT T $650 ACQUISITION FEE • $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT MSRP $24,335 $300 GM Lease cash and DEALER PARTICIPATION -$730 $500 GM Super Tier cash CUSTOMER DOWN -$700 (LS model only) to be used GM LEASE CASH -$300 as cap cost reduction. GM SUPER TIER CASH -$500 NET CAP COST:



$2,650 GM Lease cash and $570 GM Super Tier cash (LS model only) to be used as cap cost reduction.







2009 Chevy Traverse LT

2006 GMC Canyon SLE Crew

2007 Chevy 1500 Ext Cab LT

AM153A, 6 Cyl., Fully Loaded, Sat. Radio

CR114A, AWD, Fully Loaded, XM Radio, OnStar!

CR218A, 4x4, Fully Loaded, Low Miles!

CP238A, 4x4, Fully Loaded, XM Radio, OnStar!

14,980 OR $286/MO* 2012 Chevy Impala LT

15,980 OR $259/MO* 2011 Chevy Tahoe LT

CP244, OnStar, XM Radio, Moonroof, Fully Loaded!

CP241, Leather, Fully Loaded, XM Radio, OnStar

15,880 OR $253/MO* 2006 Pontiac G6

21,980 OR $349/MO* 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe SE AWD

CR194A, 4 Cyl., High MPG! Fully Loaded

CR116A, Auto, Fully Loaded




7,880 OR $149/MO* 2007 Jeep Compass Sport AWD

16,800 OR $266/MO* 2003 Chevy 500 Ext. Cab 4x4 LT

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan “Crew”

CR206A2, 6 cyl., Fully Loaded, Auto

CR130B, Fully Loaded

CP253, DVD, Stow & Go, Sat. Radio, Fully Loaded



10,880 OR $195/MO*



11,880 OR $279/MO*


19,480 OR $312/MO*

21,480 OR $338/MO*




Give Buzzy, Bruce or Bucky a call today for more great everyday savings! 518-873-6389


*Tax not included. †10,000 miles per year, 39 month lease. All leases approved by ALLY. Must have a FICO Credit Score of 700 or more.




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