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ELIZABETHTOWN — Members of the community got their chance to address the Essex County Board of Supervisors Monday, Nov. 26, with many asking members to reconsider the proposed three-year budgeting plan. "Over a three-year period that plan, if left alone, would equate to a 67-percent tax increase over those three years," Ticonderoga Town Councilman Jeff Cook said. "Count that out for the multi-million-dollar homes and you wonder what would happen with those." Cook also said that he felt any payroll cuts needed to be made for non-union employees, not just by looking at union employees. "We need to start thinking about everybody, not just


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Peggy Hunn and Arden packing a shoe box for Operation Christmas Child at the Essex Community Methodist Church. On Nov. 4 the children of the church packed nearly 70 boxes to help with the shoe box drive. Churches and other organizations throughout the North Country have donated to the program, including the Adirondack Christian School in Wilmington (see page 8). Photo provided


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ELIZABETHTOWN — Randy Preston will see your 1 percent and raise you one more. The Wilmington supervisor successfully asked for an amendment increasing the resolution seeking a 1-point increase (3 to 4 percent) in the Essex County Occupancy Tax to 2 (3 to 5 percent).


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ies while you shop. There will be free drawings for a gift bag. The museum is located at 7590 Court St., Elizabethtown. For more information call the museum at 873-6466 or email

Toy drive set ELIZABETHTOWN — The Cobble Hill Inn in Elizabethtown will hold its sixth Annual Toy Drive on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 7 p.m. Live entertainment, a 50/50 Raffle, free buffet and open bar (6-7) for anyone who brings a new, unwrapped gift. Proceeds to benefit ACAP’s Holidays Are For Sharing.

Meditations slated ELIZABETHTOWN — Advent Musical Mediations will be presented at the United Church of Christ, Pastor Fred Shaw, on Fridays starting Dec. 7 with Mary Lu Kirsty at 12:15 p.m.; Dec. 14 with Russell Ames and Kirsty at 12:15 p.m.; and Dec. 21 with the trio Ya Got Treble (Susan Hughes, Gigi Mason and Katherine Houseal) with Kirsty at 12:15 p.m.

New CT scanner installed at ECH E L I Z A B E T H TO W N — Elizabethtown Community Hospital has installed a new CT scanner to enhance the level of service it offers. The 64-slice Philips Ingenuity CT scanner, installed in early November, provides more detailed images quickly with less radiation exposure for patients. CT, or computed tomography, combines X-rays Photo provided and computers to produce The new CT scanner at Elizabethtown Community Hospital. detailed, cross-sectional nal damage to the body – car accident, maimages of internal structures of the body, jor fall, head injury, etc. helping physicians diagnose disease and asAccording to Rob DeMuro, medical direcsess traumatic injury. ECH often uses CT tor at ECH, the new CT unit uses 40 to 80 perscanning for patients that visit the emercent less radiation, a feature that also supgency department to diagnose stroke and as- ports the efforts of ECH to decrease the sess traumatic injury. amount of patient exposure to radiation When people in the local area are victims through CT scans. of car accidents, serious injury or stroke, “Physicians are becoming increasingly they are brought to ECH. During these life- concerned about the risk of radiation overthreatening situations, ECH has a very spe- exposure and are carefully considering bencific role: to triage, treat and transport to a efits and risks as they request CT scans,” facility offering specialized care. It stabisaid DeMuro. “It’s important to ensure that lizes patients so that they can survive the the CT scan is as safe as possible. This CT trip to the stroke center, surgical facility or unit is one of the most technologically adtrauma center. CT is an important part of vanced on the market. The hospital is proud that process, providing important informa- to be able to offer the latest technology and tion to the emergency department. most advanced technology in the entire reDuring trauma, stroke or other significant gion.” injury cases, it is critical that staff assess paThe unit can accommodate both larger patients quickly, provide initial treatment and tients and small children. The unit offers ensure that the patient is sent to the appro- dedicated settings that are more appropriate priate specialist. Trauma injuries include for children and smaller patients, signifianything that can produce significant inter- cantly reducing their radiation exposure.

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The gift shop at the Adirondack History Center Museum will be open on Friday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Greens Tea. Come to the museum and find the perfect gift for family and friends. Browse books,

puppets, prints, music and stocking stuffers or give a museum membership as a gift. Members receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. Have lunch at the Greens Tea and then come across the street to the museum and finish your holiday shopping. Enjoy hot chocolate and cook-


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ELIZABETHTOWN — The following students were named to the first quarter honor roll at ElizabethtownLewis Central School: Grade 6 High honors - Bella Fogelsanger, Caitlynne Perry, Keegan Sewell Honors - Lily Frawley, Meagan Goff, Tyler Monty Grade 7 High honors - Faith Bona, Kaitlyn Lindsay, Emmalee Turner Honors - Julien Davey, Jake Rider Grade 8 Principal’s List - Tess Andrade, Emma DeMuro, Coby Schaefer, Madison Sussey High honors - Myra Adams, Jamison Decker, Samuel Huttig Honors - Rishabh Bisht, Desiree Boyle, Sodona Fogelsanger, Briana Goff, Kristopher Mazzacone, Joel Morris, Paige Mullin, Alexandrea

Simard Grade 9 Principal’s List - Emma Disogra High Honors - Cora Adams, Montana Baker, Abbigale Cassavaugh, Elsa KoopAngelicola, Natalie Martin, Koby Rider, Charlotte Shepard, Lenore Sicola, Jazmin Wright Honors - Colden Blades, Logan Phinney, Wesley Putnam Grade 10 Principal’s List - Sage Allott, Robert Plante, Kyra Schaefer High Honors - Jasmin Barnes, Dominic DeMuro, Tiffany Welch, Tamara Wescott, Thea Wescott Honors - Caleb Denton, Alyssa Fields, Leigh Mitchell, Boyce Rawson, William Tomkins, Wesley Whalen Grade 11 Principal’s List - Bridgett Blood, Shonna Brooks, Abi-

gail Burdo, Hugh Harwood, Rheanon Martin, Austin Morris, Hannah Peabody, Megan Rushby, Taylor Jo Swan, Lily Whalen, Corinne White, Katie Whittemore High honors Angel Barnes, Savanah Graves, Justin LaPier, Zoe Reusser, Terrence Thomas Honors - Robert Beaton, Nathan Bessette, Catherine Decker, Joseph Dedam, Justen Heald, Christopher LaMotte, William Douglas Le Vien, III Grade 12 Principal’s List - Kaylee Cross, Brody Hooper, Charles Huttig, Jennifer McGinn, Cheyenne Sousie, Brittany Tomkiins, Sierra Wimett High Honors - Duncan Bender, Todd Bessette, Bailey Bronson, Kylee Cassavaugh, Timothy Clark, Avery Frawley, Kacie Rider, Jessica Spaulding Honors - Hunter Farrell, Tyler Hart, Emily Morris, Joshua Williams

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Kidsville News, Denton Publications receive Senator Paul Simon award ELIZABETHTOWN — The prestigious Senator Paul Simon NYS Friend of Foreign Language Award was given this year to Dan and Gayle Alexander along with Brian Gay of Denton Publications for their work with Kidsville News of Northern New York. The Senator Paul Simon NYS Friend of Foreign Language Award is given to a person or organization that is not a teacher of a foreign language, but has nonetheless championed the cause of furthering the teaching the foreign languages. This award, formerly known as the NSYAFLT Friend of Foreign Language Award, was dedicated to one of the group’s greatest supporters, the late Senator Paul Simon, in 2004. Kidsville News of Northern New York is a monthly children’s newspaper delivered to the children in grades K-5 throughout the North Country and published by Denton Publications of Elizabethtown. Since April of 2007 the children of the region have enjoyed this educational resource that teaches the love of reading with the help of Truman, an 8-year-old green dragon. Dan Alexander, owner and publisher of Denton Publications, the parent company of Kidsville News of Northern New York, is very involved with various business organ-

the union," he said. "There are places to be cut and there can be cuts. There are things that are not mandated." "I understand that some of our taxes are the lowest in the state and I am grateful for that, but couple them with school taxes that are some of the highest in the county and we are paying a lot," Harold Akey of Jay said. "The fiscal crisis that Essex County and the nation is in, we have to look at those payrolls and potential cuts." "In my extended family, I have someone that lost his home because he could not pay the taxes and the mortgage," Diane Kirby of Wilmington said. "I do not know what the answers are, but these are families that are losing their homes. You can't put another 26 percent on the backs of these people. We need people to stay and live here in this area. How can we do this, but we cannot raise taxes." Kirby also placed blame on the state for making a fiscally strapped tax base pay for unfunded mandates. "I don't understand why the state does this to a county that is as poor as this one

is," Kirby said. Board Chairman ad Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas said that his peers have been working hard over the budget season. "For the last few weeks, we have been sharing new ideas with each other," Douglas said. "This board is discussing a lot of options to give to Mr. Palmer to put into the final budget. We are trying to find some sort of fix and compromise to help everyone and their needs. It is a very strenuous, stressful process." County Manager Daniel

Palmer started the meeting by outlining the preliminary budget as the process that went into it. "We have to develop a plan to get us to a balanced budget or we are always going to be faced with these kinds of increases," Palmer said. "I think that it is a balanced approach to get where we should be and accomplishes two key things. It arrives at a balanced budget by 2015 and it preserves approximately $5 million in fund balance." Palmer again addressed the fact that the Horace Nye

gion. Brian Gay provided the colorful graphics to keep the lesson light, entertaining and fun for the students. The study of a language other than English fosters an appreciation and understanding of other cultures, promotes a better understanding of one’s own language and culture, supports learning and improves performance in other content areas, and cultivates the qualities of global citizens who are Home will be on the county budget for 2013. Coupled with state mandated increases, Palmer said that the board will have a tough time finding any more cuts. "The home and state mandate account for 24 of the 26 percent tax levy increase," he said. "This county has gone through this budget and paired out every single item that we could from this budget and kept services at near the same level the whole time." Palmer said that the sale contract was close for the nursing home, but there was still a long process the coun-

ty had to go through with the state before the transfer of the property could be completed.

Palmer said that the public hearing would be reopened for further comment on Dec. 10.

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izations in the region. He became aware of the concerns of local leaders that when our “neighbors to the north” visit the region very few store clerks or service personnel knew how to speak to them in their native French. In cooperation with Clinton Community College, David Graham and Ken Hughes, Kidsville News Publisher Gayle Alexander put together a plan to introduce the French language to the children of the re-



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well-educated and prepared to compete professionally in an increasingly interconnected world. Research has shown that early language instruction not only facilitates the language learning process, but results in more native-like pronunciation and fluency in the second language. In addition, early language instruction has been shown to strengthen students’ performance in their first language as well as in other content areas. NYSAFLT is a professional organization dedicated to providing the foreign language teachers of New York State with professional development opportunities and promoting the study of foreign languages and cultures. For more information about NYSAFLT, visit LOTE (Languages Other Than English) is a core subject area in New York State. All students are required to earn one high school credit in a modern or classical foreign language or American Sign Language. NYSAFLT supports an early start to language learning and encourages continued language study beyond the minimum requirement in order to prepare our students to meet the challenges of today’s global community.

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he ELCS Secret Santa Society needs your help. Sara Rice and Kaitlin Fielder, teachers from ELCS, have organized a Secret Santa Society, so that students from grades 7 to 12, have the opportunity to get Christmas gifts for others. The Society is asking the community to help with this needed program. Please take time to deliver donations of gift items to ADK Auto, Egglefield Ford or you may send a donation check to the Society's secretary, Laurie Cutting. All donations are needed by Friday, Dec. 14. You may also contact Ms. Rice at or Ms. Fielder at for more information. Another way to help out the Secret Santa Society is to join E-town's Social Center's new Wednesday Zumba fitness class being held at ELCS beginning at 3 pm.. The classes began Nov. 28, but will continue through Dec. 19. The cost is $8 each class, with all proceeds going to the Secret Santa Society. For more details call 873-6408. If you would like to unwind before the busy weekend starts, Thursday, Nov. 29, head to the Cobble Hill Inn for Trivia Night. It's free to enter, up to four member

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teams, good time to win some great prizes. For more information call 873-6809. The Cobble will be hosting their sixth annual “Toy Drive” on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 7 p.m., with live entertainment, 50/50 raffle and free buffet for anyone bringing an unwrapped gift. All proceeds benefit ACAP's “Holidays are for Sharing,” program. On Friday, Nov. 30, the E-town Social Center is having an “Artisan Craft Fair” from 11:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. and continues on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be at least 20 artisans, along with some delicious lunch and dinners to go by ADK Food N Wine Chic. It's great to shop your hometown, for more details contact 873-6408. The E-town Thrift Shop will be open on Friday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., they are stocked with winter clothes from their last collection day, everything is cleaned and pressed ready to go! Always remember to shop locally for your holiday and everyday purchases! Last, but not least, Congratulations to ELCS Lady Lions, Section VII/Class D Champions Regional Finalists! Way to go Girls!


hanksgiving was such a blessing for me, as I shared around the holiday table with four generations of my family and see how they have all matured and become active and responsible members of today's society. Dec. 1 will be another active and exciting weekend here in the Willsboro and Essex communities. The Congregational Church will be once again holding their annual Green's Tea Sale and lunch starting at 9 a.m. and the lunch starts a 11. Always a fun event so come join them. Libraries are known for providing us with reading materials, but the Paine Library goes even further in providing knowledge of other interest. You can now get Banjo lessons once or twice a week, and then join a Jam session one night a week. They also offer story times and computer lessons, and now they will be featuring local Artisans handwork for sale between Dec. 3 to Dec. 21 during regular hours. They depend on some local financial support each year in their fund drive. Hope

you can help. Learned that we had three auto accidents over the holiday and once again we are so blessed to have such great emergency services and they respond so quickly, many, many thanks to the squad members. It is with sadness that we learned of the death of Joyce Connor this past week. She and her husband Richard spend their summers here in Willsboro and they have some deep roots in this community. Sympathy to their family. The Methodist churches welcomed Rev. David Smith to our pulpits this past Sunday, it was great to be with him again as he served as our pastor a few years back. Reminder that the wonderful holiday concert by the large coral group will be held in the Essex Community Church soon so watch for the date. Happy Birthday to: Roland Mitchell Dec. 2 or 6 (not sure), Clayton Belzile Dec. 2,Dale Boardman Dec. 3, Monica Feeley Dec. 4, Wayne Feeley Dec. 5, Jordan Strong Dec. 5, Mary Boardman Dec. 5.

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his coming Saturday, the first of December, is a day full of Christmas activities in our town. Santa and Mrs. Claus kick off the festivities when they arrive in downtown Essex in a horse drawn carriage at 9:15 a.m. Follow them up to the fire house for the traditional free pancake breakfast and having fortified yourself, head back downtown. Artists and vendors will be at the Adirondack Art Association gallery all day, offering paintings, crafts, baked goods and Christmas decorations. The Holiday Photo Booth at the Essex Ice Cream Café will operate from 9:30 4 p.m., and don’t forget to stop by the library to inspect and bid on the silent auction goodies. Lunch and dinner can be had at the Essex Inn, and lots of other shops will be open as well. Lunch is also available at the Essex Community Church, where a bazaar will be held. Do take a short ride out to the cultural capital of Essex County, Whallonsburg, where there will be a bazaar at the Grange Hall, also with lunch. The Reindeer Run takes place at 12:45 p.m. from Live Well on Main

Street. This is actually two fun runs, one for kids and the other for adults; antlers are optional. A cookie contest takes place at 2 p.m. at the ice cream café, with entries accepted up to 1:45. Steven Kellogg will read a Truman Capote Christmas story at the library at 4 p.m., and the town tree will be lit at 5:15 p.m. Finally, the film society presents “Monsieur Lazhar” at 8 at the Grange. This is a Canadian movie that was nominated for an Oscar this year, and has gotten a great response from the critics, who call it “enthralling” and “exhilarating”. The film society hits another home run. This week I’ve been imposing on my children’s hospitality in Austin, Texas, although I make myself scarce during the day, mostly by exploring Austin’s numerous public swimming holes. My favorite is called Barton Springs, a long spring-fed pool with lawns going down to the water, which stays at a steady 70 degrees year round. It’s easy to kill an afternoon by reading in the shade of overhanging oaks, and then taking a dip to cool off. Napping seems to follow with no effort.


t's that time of year again! Time for what, you ask? Time for the ThirtyOne Cats of December! Throughout the month of December, we are featuring 31 selected cats from the shelter to be adopted for free. If you have been considering adding a feline friend to your household, but have not been able to afford the adoption fee, now is a great time to bring home one of our cats. What a purr-fect Christmas gift both for yourself, and your new furry family member! We would also like to announce the NCSPCA Puzzle Fundraiser, sponsored by When you order a custom puzzle through their website between now and Dec. 15, 15-percent of the sale price will be donated back to the NCSPCA. To order, visit, choose your puzzle size and piece count; upload your photo; and enter coupon code NCSPCA at check out. If you have family or friends who enjoy jigsaw puzzles, this is a unique Christmas gift that we are sure will be treasured. Our animals will thank you as well! Our featured pet this week is Ember, a Tortoiseshell/Tabby Domestic Shorthairmix who showed up at the shelter as a



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on’t miss the opening celebration for the Women of Westport Art Show at the Depot Theatre this Saturday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show itself runs till Jan. 8 and brings together the work of over a dozen local female artists of all ages in all sorts of media, including pottery, photography, paper-making, oils, acrylics, weaving, basketmaking, and jewelry. And it’s all for sale, just in time for the holiday season. At the opening party you’ll get to meet the artists and enjoy tasty refreshments as you admire the artwork. Support our local artists, have a blast, and find a perfect gift for that special someone, all at the same time. When I’m not writing this column I also write books, and I’ll be giving a talk on my current book project at the Wadhams Free Library on Wednesday, De. 12, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the library’s Wednesdays in Wadhams series. Entitled “How the Alphabet Changed Everything,” the lecture will sum up the results of a year two’s worth of

research on the history of writing systems and how they have impacted culture and thought. The big surprise for me was how different the various writing systems are not just in their approaches, but in what you’re able to say with them. The other big surprise was that the alphabet was only invented once, and that all alphabets in the world are based on that one model. Which civilization invented the alphabet? And how did this unique invention change how we see the world? What other kinds of writing are there? What are their consequences and how are they different from the alphabet? I hope you’ll come join the conversation. As always at these lectures, my talk is free and open to the public, and your questions will be welcome. And no, you won’t have to put them in writing. Holiday deadlines have been moved up a little. If you have information you want to see in this column for Christmas edition of the paper, please email it by lunchtime on Thursday, Dec. 20. For the New Year issue, get it to me by Sunday night, Dec. 30.

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reminder that voting ends November 30th for picking the People’s Choice winner of the CATS travel writing contest. Visit their website at to read and vote on the ten entries up for awards. I had a chance to look at Speedy Arnold’s new book, “What’s an Elephant doing in the AuSable River?” This is a really cute story for children three to six with many, over a hundred, illustrations many clearly representing local historical landmarks. Copies are available autographed at his store, Arnold’s Grocery. If he is around, he would be happy to personalize copies for customers. The Keeseville Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene is having its third annual Festival of Trees from Nov. 3 until Dec. 2 at the church at 124 Hill Street. The festival will include the Ausable Valley Girl Scouts performing indoor caroling, Master Violinist Carl Kokes and his students will be giving a concert, Master Gardener Jolene Wallace will be showing us how make a natu-

ral wreath and a workshop on handmade gift tags. Plus many trees will be displayed to enjoy and homemade cookies and coffee to enjoy I received an incredibly sweet email from a woman who has just experienced just how wonderful our community is. After returning home from Mac’s Grocery, she realized she had left her purse behind. Employees at Mac’s were wonderful in searching but to no avail. Next she went to her bank and found them incredibly calming as she went through the process of reporting everything lost. Finally when she went home she opened her mail box to find her purse with everything in it. She summed up her email with this: “I have lived here for seven years, and in my 70 years of life, I find the North Country and the people the most caring and kind individuals that I have ever met. Thank you to my secret Santa and to all the good people of the North Country... I am a very lucky woman.” My thanks as always to every one for making this such a great place to live.

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Concept for new combined Westport DPW and Fire house presented By Katherine Clark WESTPORT — The town of Westport is getting closer to having plans for a new combined Department of Public Works and fire station put before the public. The TOW's highway committees, a subcommittee consisting of town board member Tim Sherman, DPW Superintendent Dennis Westover, Representative for the fire district Gordon Decker, Engineering Venture Consultant Peter Gibbs and community members Nancy Page and Rick Rockeffer have worked to identify what the needs will be for the building and how to present them to an architect. The concept drawings were presented at the town board meeting on Nov. 13 and at the fire district meeting on Nov. 20. The plans outline a joint building which will be built on the property where the current DPW building stands on Route 22. “Up to this point no one has spent any

money, this is just a concept where everyone has volunteered their time,” Gibbs said. The committee’s drawings outline the even split of the simply designed building. The current proposed plan calls for a single building for the DPW and Fire Department to share. The building will be divided equally and they will share an operations room, bathroom facilities, meeting space, kitchen area and break room. “This is basically one building serving two functions,” Decker said at the fire district meeting. The group has met for informational sessions and roundtable discussions six times to create a building design to put before both the town board and the fire district. For the DPW and Fire District to share a building, the town would need to take responsibility for the property and lease the building space to the fire district. “This could allow the town to put the current fire department back on the tax rolls,” Fabre said. “The fire department would be less than a mile from the current department

so it won’t affect response time.” The fire district, pending a vote by all commissioners, plans to present the town board with a supporting statement to participate in the project. After the plans receive feedback from both the fire district and the town board to ensure they address the needs of both municipalities, the plans can be finalized to prepare for Request for Proposals to be sent out. “We won’t have a cost to put out until we get the RFP’s back,” Sherman said. During the Nov. 13 town board meeting, Supervisor Dan Connell said the concerns he had for the new space was the lack of a cost estimate. The group has used material collected by AES, a consulting firm hired by the town that collected information from the fire department, DPW, town and Westport Central School. “AES interviewed the different entities to find out what they needed in the building and collected data about the site,” Gibbs said.

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Occupancy tax Continued from page 1 "Both Clinton and Franklin County are pursuing a 5 percent tax," Preston said. "Even though I know that t h e re w i l l b e s o m e b u s i n e s s e s t h a t will not like that, I think we should look at that." Preston also said that, instead of putting the added revenue into the general fund, it should be put into a specific dedicated fund, which he said would be broken down to help fund the fish hatchery (25 percent), tourism product development fund ( 2 5 p e rc e n t ) , w i n t e r s h o u l d e r ( o ff season) marketing program (46 perc e n t ) a n d t o u r i s m - re l a t e d c o u n t y travel. "Don't get me wrong, that does not mean a total takeover of county travel," he said. "This should not go into the general fund, in my opinion." County Attorney Daniel Manning said any change in the occupancy tax rate would have to be done by home rule and an amendment to the local l a w b e c a u s e t h e c u r re n t l a w s t a t e s that the occupancy tax rate cannot go above 3 percent. "We can do this, but it has to be

Church to welcome back group WESTPORT — The Westport Federated Church is pleased to announce that the St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble will be returning to present a concert of Russian traditional, sacred and folk music on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.




Community members showed up Nov. 17 to help out the Westport Parent-Teacher Organization, who held its first Fly Like An Eagle fun run at the school. Photo by Katherine Clark pancakes. “For breakfast we served about 15 more people, so you can say about 75 attended the breakfast,” Sells-Davis said. “After expenses we made about $400 for the Westport Parent Teacher Organization.” The event is the fall version of the spring athletic fundraiser. “In the spring we have a volleyball tournament and we wanted to have a fall event to get people going, get them outside and get everyone together,” Sells-Davis said. The organization has donated over $1,000 in new books to the school library, contribute major financial support for the annual SAT prep course resulting in a minimal fee for students, provide additional classroom supplies for teachers, a playground storage unit was purchased in 2010, new books purchased for the English Department in

d o n e b y h o m e ru l e re q u e s t , " M a n ning said. "The way that our law is written right now, we cannot exceed 3 percent." Manning said that it was not out of the ordinary to see a 5 percent occupancy tax in a county, but 3 and 4 percent are more popular. "Most of the counties have occup a n c y t a x , " M a n n i n g s a i d . " T h re e and 4 percent are the most common, but 5 percent is pretty common. Other counties allow for 50 percent of the money to be used for tourism and 50 percent to go into the general fund or for other reasons." Fifteen of the supervisors voted along with Preston to amend the resolution and then pass it onto the full board meeting Tuesday, Dec. 4. "I am a firm believer that we need to put this money back into tourism," Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley said. "We have not been able to get even a tiny percentage of the occupancy tax back that is supposed to be available for these smaller chambers. We need to have this money not just in Lake Placid, but out in Newcomb and these other towns that feed into Lake Placid."

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Race Winners by Category Overall winner: Sean Davis 18:15 Female 7 to 10: Rachel Storey 35:15 Male 7 to 10: Evan Ohlsten 30:55 Female 11 to 14: (Tie) Ellie Storey and Taylor Gough 29:21 Male 11 to 14: Schylar Kurth 22:05 Female 15 to 18: Cheyenne Cramer 26:43 Male 15 to 18: Jack Newberry 20:37 Female 19 to 29: Terry Conley 26:03 Male 19 to 29: Sean Davis 18:15 Female 30 to 49: Bridgette Blemel 26:12 Male 30 to 49: Jason Fiegl 21:33 Female 50 to 69: Janice Kyle 30:26 Male 50 to 69: Michael Davis 18:32 Male over 70: Frank Woodward 25:28

“ A s w e g e t m o re o c c u p a n c y t a x re v e n u e a n d m o re t o u r i s m d o l l a r s c o m i n g i n t o t h e a re a , w e c a n g e t more money off of the backs of the property tax,” Preston said. County Manager Daniel Palmer c a u t i o n e d t h a t w i t h m o re t o u r i s t s w o u l d c o m e m o re n e e d f o r i n f r a s t ru c t u re w o r k a n d m o re s t re s s o n the general fund of the budget. " To u r i s t s a l s o g e n e r a t e g e n e r a l fund costs," Palmer said. "It is a general fund cost involved in all of that as well." Tw o s u p e r v i s o r s , Wi l l s b o ro ' s E d Hatch and North Elba's Roby Politi, voted against the measure. "It should go to the general fund," H a t ch s a i d . "Yo u a re g o i n g t o t a k e away control of the board and I feel that with the budget issues that we are facing now, this would be better used in the general fund." "Lake Placid funds 85 percent of a l l t h i s m o n e y, " P o l i t i s a i d . " T h e re will be no way that I ever support an increase in the bed tax for the money to be used in the general fund. Until I know clearly how the money is going to be used, I will not vote on this either."

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WESTPORT — Runners from 70 to 2 years old showed up at the Westport Central School on Nov. 17 to show support for the Westport Parent Teacher Association for “Fly Like an Eagle” 5K Fun Run/Walk. “We were absolutely thrilled with the turnout - especially for a first time event,” Laurie Sells-Davis of the WPTO said. “We had 59 runners, plus one dog.” With the advantage of two more running legs, Janice Kyle’s dog, Jackson, accompanied her around the course. “He is my favorite running partner,” Kyle said. The runners did the 5k course down the around the town of Westport, up to the Essex County Fair grounds, around the track and down Sysco Street before finishing at the school. “This is a thinking persons race,” but luckily for the racers a guide waited at every corner to direct them in the right direction. Davis said there oldest runner was over 70 and the youngest was two years old. Elizabeth Olson skipped in front of her mother to hop over every crack in pavement and a small pile of dirt. “Lets go, C’mon,” Elizabeth said. Though she started full of enthusiasm, her mother, Heather, soon helped her finish the race in a stroller. Completing the race first was former WCS student Sean Davis. Davis, a senior at Hamilton College, graduated WCS in 2009. A pancake breakfast held right after the one mile race fed 15 more people hungry to support the school and enjoy

At the time the town was looking to see if one building could meet the needs of a new town hall, fire department, DPW building and include space for the school to conduct bus repairs. The plans were not approved by the voters in July 2011. The board members hope the combined project will be a cost effective alternative to two new buildings and the mounting costs the town is paying in fines towards building code violations in both buildings. Connell said if the town doesn’t decide to go forward then it will to continue to pay fines for the buildings code violations. After the committee meets on Dec. 10, they can begin talking about estimates. Sherman said in the 2013-2014 town budget there are funds allocated to the construction of this project. The next step in the process is to have the town and the fire district say they want this building. Residents can view some of the designs the blue prints that are available for the public at the town hall.

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The season of giving is upon us It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas I T

he stores are draped in color, the golden tunes of Bing Crosby ring through the air and houses are aglow with decorations. The holiday season is once again here. With the season comes an increased concern for those around us who may need a hand. Most all of the holidays we celebrate in the final two months of the season are based on the tradition of helping those less fortunate. One place that sees an increased need during this time are food pantries and emergency food shelves. There is a combination of factors that lead to this need, as families start to face colder temperatures and the decision of whether or not to use their paychecks to provide warmth or nourishment. Not only are fuel prices higher than they used to be, but now food prices have also seen a rise with recent drought and market conditions. We’re not talking about providing the extra’s here, but the basic food needed to maintain a proper diet from day to day. In a recent interview with the directors of the Willsboro and Essex food pantries, they said that they were making multiple trips up and down the Willsboro town hall stairs each day to get packages from the pantry to families in need. For them, a savior showed up in the form of two local businesses, as Champlain National Bank and NYCO combined to contribute $3,200 to the pantry. We commend these organizations for their service to the community. We also commend those who contributed throughout the region during the recent Scouting For Food and U.S. Postal Service drives. Postal workers collected food to be sent to the New York City area, where the need is great after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Cub and Boy Scouts contributed to local food pantries, collecting on Saturday morning, Nov. 17, youth gave their precious Saturday morning time to help others. If you would like to help these pantries, contact your local town hall for hours and details. Another way to help local food pantries is by stopping by and watching the annual CP Rail Holiday Train pull into town. The train will be coming through Friday Nov. 30, and making stops in Whitehall (2:30 p.m.), Ticonderoga (4 p.m.), Port Henry (5:45 p.m.),

Plattsburgh (8:15 p.m.) and Rouses Point (10 p.m.). Visitors are asked to bring nonperishable food items to the train station, then stay to enjoy music, events and a beautifully decorated train. There are also those who are helping to make sure that families can provide gifts to their children in tough economic times. Some may say that if you can’t afford gifts, then go without; or gifts are not what make the season. While gifts may not make the season, try to put yourself back in the shoes of a young child returning to school after the holiday break or seeing friends for the first time after Christmas morning. How would it feel to sit there and listen to all of your friends talking about their shiny new toy or show up dressed in new clothes while there was nothing under your tree? Not a pleasant thought. The need continues to grow. In Elizabethtown, teachers at ELCS have found that their donations are no longer enough to fuel their Secret Santa Society, and so they are seeking the help of the community. They are accepting donations of toys, clothes and money through Dec. 14. There are also those churches who are taking part in the Operation Christmas Child Program. Denton Publications and Families First of Essex County are partnering for the fifth annual Operation Boxed Smile Program. There is the Adopt-a-Family program at CVPH, Toys For Kids, the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program and many more. Then, there are the familiar, “Red Kettles,” that accompany the annual American Red Cross donation drive. There are many who volunteer their time, standing in the cold, ringing a bell and giving a smile to everyone who passes by. We ask that you return the smile and some change any chance you get, whether one time or many. Through these many chances to give, we can all find an appropriate way to help our neighbors and help provide everyone with a truly happy holidays.

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n the most recent flare up an atheist group is accusing an Arkansas grade school of violating the constitutional rights of students by inviting them to a performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at a local church. I fear we will continue to see more of these challenges to remove all types of community support for any activity with a religious overtone, going against the long held beliefs this country was founded upon. Students at Terry Elementary School in Little Rock were invited to a performance of the show at Agape Church, a non-denominational Christian Church. Reportedly teachers informed parents in letters sent home that a school bus would shuttle children to and from the show, which would be performed on a school day. “We're not saying anything bad about Charlie Brown,” said Anne Orsi, vice president of the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers, “The problem is that it’s got religious content and it’s being performed in a religious venue and that doesn’t just blur the line between church and state, it oversteps it entirely.” According to the letter the teachers sent home, the students would need to pay $2 to cover the expense of the bus ride but students were not required to attend the production, according to the school district. A spokeswoman for the Little Rock School District said the district did not endorse any particular faith or encourage any specific religious activity. One parent contacted the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers after receiving the letter. The parent, who did not want to be named, said that although she could choose not to allow her child to attend, she was letting her daughter go to the performance for fear the girl could be singled out. For a nation founded on religious freedom, a nation that has become more tolerant of many views and changes in society it seems odd to me to find religion under so much fire today. But it’s clear the nonbelievers and atheists have chosen to draw a line in the sand. Instead of celebrating the freedom to believe as each individual sees fit, we find a group putting up barriers to the outward beliefs of others. These

groups apparently want to change the One Nation under God to something very different. Dan Alexander Recent studies Thoughts from have shown that Behind the Pressline while 46 million adults are unaffiliated to a specific religion they are religious or spiritual in some way. Two-thirds of them say they believe in God (68%). More than half say they often feel a deep connection with nature and the earth (58%), while more than a third classify themselves as “spiritual” but not “religious” (37%), and one-in-five (21%) say they pray every day. In addition, most religiously unaffiliated Americans think that churches and other religious institutions benefit society by strengthening community bonds and aiding the poor. With few exceptions, the unaffiliated say they are not looking for a religion. Overwhelmingly, they think that religious organizations are too concerned with money and power, too focused on rules and too involved in politics. It’s been said that when things look down, people look up and seek the help and comfort of their God. It will be interesting to see how these challenges to religion and the customs that will be playing out throughout the upcoming Christmas season will be further affected this year. A number of nativity events have been shuttered as a result of legal threats, but as we’ve seen throughout history, efforts to restrict certain practices or beliefs tends to have the reverse affect. It’s unfortunate that we go through these challenging periods of time, but like so many things we experience in life it all seems to be for a purpose in the end. Those of faith and those who chose a different path will hopefully look back on this time period as some type of turning point and however you chose to view these events, I hope we can all agree the discussions and outcomes will serve to strengthen our nation, our beliefs and our ability to be tolerant of each other. Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. He may be reached at

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Education improving

Dear Denton Publications: I know that you are reluctant to blow your own horn so I would like to congratulate you on receiving the Senator Paul Simon New York State Friend of Foreign Language Award from the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers. Your decision to include French language lessons in the monthly issues of Kidsville News show that you recognize the importance of teaching French in North Country Schools. From the beginning, you worked diligently to put forward a quality product which could be used by parents and elementary teachers who have little no background in French. To do so at a time when French programs are declining in New York State has given a well needed shot in the arm to the promotion of French as viable, alive language. Merci du fond de mon cœur, David B. Graham Immediate Past President, Pays du nord Chapter, American Association of Teachers of French, Past President, New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, Morrisonville

hile much has been made of the American education system and its many shortcomings, the truth tells a different story. A recent article in American Journalism Review reveals that American schools are not doing so badly after all. The many international comparisons that are made are not necessarily comparing apples to apples, but By Scot Hurlburt more like comparing a Yugo to a Cadillac. A number of international comparisons are based on average reported outcomes. More than a few European and Asian school systems sometimes separate high performing students from their lower performing counter parts. American reporting often reports scores as an average of all scores. If America’s top performers were selected as our only reporting then our numbers for educational performance would improve over night. Some American schools are struggling to educate an American underclass that is growing rapidly. A number of these students are vastly disadvantaged, may be more chronically ill and have lower school attendance and a growing number may be facing a language barrier. As the impact of the economic recession continues to express itself in every sector of America, including schools, American schools are facing largely unprecedented challenges. In spite of these challenges and changed societal landscape, American elementary and middle school students have improved their performance on international mathematics and science studies. These tests began in 1995 and are administered every four years. In each successive testing, American students have improved and are in fact are above average in all testing categories and are within a few percentage points of the global leaders, a truth that often goes unreported. The number of Americans with at least some college has increased dramatically over the last seventy years. In 1940 10 percent of Americans had some college, today an incredible 56 percent of Americans have at least some college. Additionally, graduation rates from high school have never been higher. The truth for children everywhere in the world, including America is that if they are raised in a home where poverty is a factor, they will often do less well. In all likelihood, the parents of these impoverished children will often be less educated a factor that also affects the academic success of a child. Most researchers agree that nearly 22 percent of American children are being raised in poverty, the highest rate of childhood poverty of any of the Western and industrialized democracies. Prominent figures like Bill Gates and his wife have been very out spoken about educational system problems and some of their positions have merit. The difficulties confronting American educators are complex and the solutions will not be found embedded in thirty second sound bites. America’s changing demographics, economic, political, racial and age must be part of the calculus. As new strategies are being constructed in response to a changing America, full out assaults on the American education system rife with unfounded generalizations and lacking fact, will not resolve or improve anything. The same logic that has been applied successfully in other elements of our culture must be applied to education. First, a thoughtful and factual definition of the problem must be articulated so that all Americans can have a common understanding of the issues. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at

Thanks for attending To the Valley News: On behalf of the Lewis Women’s Fellowship, I would like to thank everyone (there are so many) who assisted in the success of our recent Election Day Supp e r. W h e t h e r y o u w o r k e d o r d o n a t e d your time or monetarily, it was very much appreciated. Without the help of everyo n e e a c h i n t h e i r o w n u n i q u e w a y, w e would not have met with such success. Thank you all! Lauri Cutting Lewis Fellowship President


About Hospice To the Valley News: No one wants to die but it will happen to all of us. Few of us think about it much until we face circumstances where it can’t be avoided. Most of us will fight to the death to extend our lives, as though this is a fight we can win. The end of life shouldn’t be a fight. It’s not about winning and losing. It’s about the natural course of events; without death there can be no life. It is a sign of wisdom and maturity to know of one’s mortality. It is a sign of courage and of humility to know we don’t live forever. If we are destined to have advance knowledge of our death, to face a terminal illness, High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care can help. As people face their deaths, their greatest fear is not of dying; it is of dying in pain. For many it is the fear of dying alone, or among strangers, or away from home, friends and loved ones. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to raise awareness about the compassionate care that hospice and palliative care provides. Research tells us that people who enter hospice, who receive pain management, who receive spiritual counseling, who get the opportunity to talk about their feelings related

to dying, live longer than people who receive aggressive medical care until their deaths, and report greater comfort and peacefulness. Is longer life a guarantee for everyone? No, but it is more likely than not. The hospice team provides expert medical care to keep patients comfortable and able to enjoy time with loved ones. The hospice team answers questions, offers advice on what to expect, and helps families with the duties of being a caregiver. The team also provides emotional and spiritual support for the entire family. Hospice is covered by Medicare, Medicaid in most states, and by most insurance plans and HMOs. Hospice care is provided in the home, nursing home assisted living facilities and long term care centers. Hospice care is available to people of all ages, with any illness. Hospice professionals and trained volunteers will ask you what’s important and listen to what you say. They make your wishes a priority. If you or a loved one is facing a serious or life-limiting illness, the time to find out more about hospice and palliative care is right now. You can bet your life on it. Paul S. Benveniste, Ph.D. Board President, High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care

Planning board members sought

Memorial service set

Christmas events in Westport

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Planning Board has openings for new members. Elizabethtown residents interested in being part of the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals should send a letter of interest to the Town Hall by Dec. 15. Planning/ZBA Board, P.O. Box 265, Elizabethtown, N.Y. 12932 or emailed to

TICONDEROGA — Annual Sunday Elks Memorial Service Dec. 2 at 11 A.M. to be held at Ticonderoga Elks Lodge #1494. This years service honors our members who have passed during the year: Evelyn Porter, Frank Fowler Sr., William Pullar, John P. Sharrow Sr. PER, Donald Johnson, Ralph Wright, Robert Thatcher Sr., Dean Frasier PER, Daniel Fitzgerald, John Stanley, Dominick Ida and Roland Cooper. Family members, friends and Elk members are encouraged to attend this short commemorative service.

W E S T P O RT — C h r i s t m a s i n We s t p o r t begins on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Heritage House on Main Street. Sisco Lodge No. 259 Free and Accepted Masons will hold their Annual Christmas Party for the children of the community from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will have crafts, games, snacks and a visit from Santa. Boy Scout Troop 63 will be out on the lawn at Heritage House holding their annual Christmas Tree Sale. Hours are Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 pm. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. until they've sold out. Delivery is available. Westport Marina will be holding their Annual Open House and Christmas Sale on Saturday, Dec. 1, also from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New music teachers at studio WESTPORT — Pianist Rose Chancler would like to announce the addition of two new teachers to Westport’s Hamilton Hall Studio AT 32 Champlain Avenue. There are now available lessons in drums and drumset on Thursday evenings with Nick Gully, and lessons in electric guitar and bass with Sagar Nadgir on weekends (possible Saturday or Sunday). For more information on these teachers, please call Rose Chancler at 9622949, Nick Gully at 576-9144, or Sagar Nadgir at 804-357-5397.

Craft fair to be held ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center will offer an Artisan Craft Fair on Friday, Nov. 30, from 1:30 to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. until 2p.m. Find high-quality gifts made by talented, local hands. ADK Food N Wine Chic will offer lunch and dinner to go. Their menu with an option to pre-order can be found on the Social Center website, Many talented Adirondack artisans will offer hand-made gifts like stained glass, knitted and sewn items, hand-painted gifts, jewelry, glassware, pottery, photography, baked goods and more.

Rec program seeks donations ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center's Teen Rec Program is seeking community help with sending Christmas Care Packages to soldiers who are deployed through the holidays. Please contact the Social Center at 873-6408 with the names of local people serving overseas. Those who would be willing to donate supplies for the teens to pack may drop off any of the following by Saturday, Dec. 1: baby wipes, razors, toiletries, eye drops, foot powder, boot socks, insoles for boots, batteries, chapstick, magazines, coffee, beef jerky, trail mix, Cliff Bars, mint gum, single drink mixes, tuna. Find more suggestions on our website:

Gibson Brothers to perform CLINTONVILLE — The Gibson Brothers will be performing at the Au Sable Valley Central Middle/High School on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. This concert will follow the annual Christmas in the Forks tree lighting and will benefit Holy Name School. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available through Holy Name School (P.O. Box 658, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912), the General Trading Company in Plattsburgh, Edenfield and Snow in Saranac Lake, and Hometown Deli in Au Sable Forks. The Gibson Brothers are the 2012 IBMA Entertainers of the Year and also won a Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year award. More information about the Gibson Brothers can be found on their website For more information, contact Christine Reynolds, Holy Name School Principal, at 647-8444.

Craft bazaar set in Whallonsburg WHALLONSBURG — There will be a Holiday Craft Bazaar Saturday, Dec 1, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. There will be a homemade soup and stew luncheon from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Local vendors include jewelry, ornaments, baked goods, candles, wildlife fabric pictures, homemade jams and jellies, herbs, and gift items. Proceeds to benefit US Troops overseas and local organizations.

CVFS shows ‘Monsieur Lazhar’ WHALLONSBURG — On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Champlain Valley Film Society presents “Monsieur Lazhar.” Nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film and winner of six international film awards, this is the poignant story of an Algerian immigrant who becomes a substitute teacher at a Montreal middle-school and learns to accept his painful past. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange. Adults: $5, Under 18: $2. For more, visit

Church to host Greens Tea WILLSBORO — The Willsboro Congreg a t i o n a l C h u rc h , R o u t e 2 2 , Wi l l s b o ro , wi l l be ho l d i n g t h e i r a n nu al Ch r i st m as Greens Tea on Saturday Dec 1, from 9 a.m. u n t i l 3 p . m . T h e re w i l l b e a s o u p a n d sandwich luncheon from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., food table, collectibles, crafts and wreaths.

Ski movie party set KEENE VALLEY — On Dec. 1 at 6 p.m., The Mountaineer and Dynafit will host the Dynafit Competence Center Ski M o v i e K i c k o ff P a r t y a t t h e K e e n e A r t s Playhouse, located in the Old Methodist C h u rc h , R o u t e 7 3 , K e e n e . T h e M o u n taineer is proud to be one of only five Dynafit Competence Centers in the United States — a title reserved for the top ski touring specialists in the world. This event will feature a variety of ski films, including the 1988 classic The Blizzard of AAHH’S, starring Glen Plake, last year ’s A d i ro n d a c k B a c k c o u n t r y S k i F e s t i v a l Guest Skier. Selected films from the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will also be shown. There will be a raffle of gear from our sponsors, including a chance to win Dynafit gear. Admission is $5 at the door, and free for guests under 18. Bring your own beverage. Light re f re s h m e n t s t o b e p ro v i d e d f re e o f c h a rg e . G u e s t s a re e n c o u r a g e d t o w e a r retro ski apparel. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit t h e G e o rg e M c C l e l l a n d F u n d a t t h e Adirondack Community Trust. For more i n f o r m a t i o n , c o n t a c t H o l l y B l a n c h a rd ( h o l l y @ m o u n t a i n e e r. c o m ) o r Vi n n y M c Clelland (

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Gallery show at Depot Theatre WESTPORT — The Depot Theatre will host its annual gallery show, “WoW: Women of Westport,” opening on Dec. 1, and running until Jan. 8, at the Depot Theatre Gallery located in the lobby. This “must see event,” features over a dozen up-and-coming, world-class female artists of Westport and its environs. Ranging in ages from one to eight decades, the artists represent the traditional, folk, and avant garde through several different mediums including pottery, photography, paper-making, oils, acrylics, weaving, basketry, jewel-

ry, and much more. All pieces will be available for purchase. Admission is free but donations are welcome. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information check or call the Depot Theatre office at 962-8680. Also, the theater announced that in support of the Westport's town-wide yard sale in the early summer, the Depot Theatre will no longer be hosting its annual rummage sale.

Radio operators throughout North Country participate in test The student body at Adirondack Christian School in Wilmington took part in putting together 61 shoeboxes full of toys and supplies of all kinds, ready to send to the Plattsburgh collection site for Operation Christmas Child. Operation Shoebox is a mission project of Samaritan's Purse, an international organization that annually collects these shoeboxes to send nation-wide and world-wide to child recipients who might not be receiving any presents. Photo provided

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WADHAMS — On Dec. 2, there will be a free wreath-making workshop at the Wadhams UCC Hall (behind the church) from 1 to 3 p.m. Evergreens will be provided. Everyone is welcome to make wreaths to take home. For information, call 962-8388.

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Pleasant Valley Chorale will present its holiday program, “Shout for Joy!” in two concerts: Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Community Church and again on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Elizabethtown. The program features a wide variety of holiday spirituals. The chorale, sponsored by the Elizabethtown Social Center, is a community ensemble of 40 members, directed by Susan Hughes and accompanied by Mary Lu Kirsty. Admission to the concerts is free, with a goodwill donation accepted at the door. For more, call 873-7319.

Soup and sing at Grange WHALLONSBURG — The Grange Soup and Sing will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. Share songs and soup. No musical experience is needed. Bring favorite songs to share and instruments if you have them. Soup and bread supper will be provided (donations welcome). Max Godfrey, the Fiddlin' Farmer, will teach some traditional work songs and lead the singing. Max — fiddler, guitarist, vocalist and a fine farmer — is on tour sponsored by the Greenhorns.

Wells to speak in Wadhams WADHAMS — Wadhams Free Library Wednesday Night Lectures continue on Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. when Colin Wells gives a talk based on his current book project, "How the Alphabet Changed Everything Forever."

LEWIS — Essex County Amateur Radio Operators, RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services) and ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) members participated in the Nationwide Emergency Communications Simulated Emergency Test on the weekend prior to Super Storm Sandy arriving. The ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Simulated Emergency Test (SET) is a nationwide exercise in emergency communications, administered by ARRL Emergency Coordinators and Net Managers. RACES, ARES and the National Traffic System (NTS) are involved. The SET gives communicators the opportunity to focus on the emergency communications capability within their community while interacting with NTS nets. The purpose of SET is to find out the strengths and weaknesses of RACES, ARES, NTS and other groups in providing emergency communications; to provide a public demonstration to served agencies such as Red Cross, Emergency Management and through the news media of the value to the public that Amateur Radio provides, particularly in time of need; and to help radio amateurs gain experience in communications using standard procedures and a variety of modes under simulated- emergency condi-

tions. This test motivated Amateur Radio Operators to get on the air to verify that their equipment or the radio equipment located at their County Emergency Operations Centers and other facilities was working and to practice operating that equipment under simulated emergency conditions. It also demonstrated that volunteer emergency radio communicators have the ability to provide backup and supplement radio communications for a large regional disaster area. The HF radio nets were established and conducted completely independent of any communications infrastructure such as telephone lines, cell towers, internet connections or radio repeaters. Most stations operating in the net also had backup emergency power. This means that if all else fails they can still communicate. The SET was performed on numerous frequencies including the popular Whiteface Mountain Emergency Repeater, which covers a wide area of the North Country including St. Lawrence, Franklin, Hamilton, Clinton, Essex and parts of Vermont. This emergency repeater allows all of these counties Emergency Operations Centers to communicate with each other if other forms of communication fail.

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running on separate tracks, both chugging past realistic miniature buildings that include a circus tent, wild west town and barn. The display is the collaboration of local model train enthusiasts Lou Scavo and Carl Kokes. “I’ve been into model trains for about 15 years now,” Kokes said. “I saw a garden railroad setup in a hobby shop in Florida and I fell in love with it.” Scavo said he was into model trains when he was in grade school, and became reunited with the hobby about 10 years ago. Both men agreed that building model train displays is a challenging endeavor. “I like to work out a track plan that makes sense ,” Scavo said. “It’s trying to fit all of the track into this area in a way that keeps the train going. It’s a little bit of a challenge.” Kokes said he has learned a lot from doing model trains, too. “I think one of the most interesting aspects of it is that you learn an awful lot about electricity and wiring,” Kokes said. “You make a lot of mistakes and you blow a lot of fuses, but overall it’s an exciting hobby.” Kokes added that model trains are a great hobby for the entire family, and both men said their wives add to their model train exhibits by doing the gardening around the tracks. The trains on display this holiday season are “G” scale, the same size Kokes and Scova use at home. The “G” stands for garden because the trains are fairly large and can withstand the elements, so their tracks are often laid outdoors, in people’s gardens. Kokes said his own outdoor train has about 800 feet of track and once drew a crowd of 250 people. The Tahawus Lodge exhibit will be much smaller, but there will still be plenty to see. Besides all of the minute details, which include hand-painted figures, lights, tiny animals and life-like trees, the pair plan on providing guests with a checklist of various things to see if they can find them. The goal is to get people to take their time when viewing the men’s work, time they will need if they are to discover all of the subtleties the exhibit has to offer. The model train exhibit will be on display at the Tahawus Lodge in Au Sable Forks and is free and open to the public. The exhibit opens Friday, Dec. 14 and runs through Saturday, Jan. 5. Hours are 4-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.1 p.m. Saturday.

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Annual Christmas in the Forks activities slated for this weekend Au SABLE FORKS — The Eighth Annual Christmas in the Forks, an old fashioned Town Yuletide Christmas will include the highlight of the day, the tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Town of Black Brook Town Clock. Many hands help to make Christmas in the Forks glorious each year. This year, we want to thank Matt and Shannon Stanley of Santa’s Workshop of Wilmington for helping to spread the Christmas Cheer. Santa’s friends from the North Pole will join the Holiday Party. Also helping were Au Sable Forks downtown merchants, the Au Sable Forks Fire Department, the Au Sable Forks Free Library, Plattsburgh’s Media Central, Placid Productions, the Clock Project Committee, the Towns of Jay and Black Brook employees, the Au Sable Forks Revitalization and Beautifi-

cation Committees, the Hollywood Theatre, Clinton and Essex County Sherriff ’s Departments and the Tree Lighting Committee, chaired by Helen Wirt-Kennedy have all collaborated as sponsors to make Dec. 1 a magical night for children of all ages. The Au Sable Forks Clock Park Christmas Tree will be donated this year by Robbie and Renee Baer from Jay. The Bair ’s tree allows them to be an extra special part of this year ’s celebration. The Christmas in the Forks schedule for Dec. 1 is as follows: 2:30-3:30 p.m.: “Story Hour with Mrs. Claus,” The Au Sable Forks Free Library 3 p.m.: “Christmas in Song/Open House,” St. James Episcopal Church (Musicians from area churches are invited to come and share their musical talents in celebration of the Holy Season)

4 p.m.: Free Holiday movie, popcorn and candy canes for children at Hollywood Theatre (sponsored by the Au Sable Forks Fire Department) 5:30 p.m.: Tree Lighting Ceremony at Town of Black Brook Clock Park, featuring visitors from Santa’s Workshop in North Pole New York, the Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, Snoopy, our lady Frosty Forks, Santa and Mrs. Claus and two very “Special Guests,” who will help light our tree this year. Performances by the Adirondack Mountain Singers 6 p.m.: Tree Lighting at Town of Black Brook Clock Park 7 p.m.: Free Holiday movie, popcorn and candy canes for children at Hollywood Theatre (sponsored by the Au Sable Forks Fire Department); Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus and friends at the Town of Jay Community

Center (Sponsored by the Au Sable Forks Revitalization & Beautification Committees) Sunday, Dec. 2, 8 to 11 a.m.: Au Sable Forks Fire Department Big Breakfast at the Au Sable Fire House The annual event has drawn in crowds of approximately 400 people each year. Over the last eight years, the hours of this celebration has grown into an all day event for families and children of all ages. “For me, this is one event I don’t want to miss,” Jay Supervisor, Randall Douglas (who is emcee of this event) said. “The annual tree lighting is more than just a celebration, it reminds us that we must all work together to do great things. To our parishes, to our businesses, and to residents young and old, may the spirit of Christmas be with you all year long.”

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‘Freedom’ weekend scheduled WESTPORT — Kenneth J. Morris, Jr., the great-great-great grandson of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, returns to the North Country on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 to continue in Douglass’ footsteps to end slavery once and for all as part of, “Freedom Then Freedom Now.” Through his work with the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation, Morris has inspired students across the country to produce a New Proclamation of Freedom for the 21st century. He will meet with students and educators on Friday, Nov. 30, at North Country Community College and then again on Saturday, Dec. 1, at a day-long seminar open to the public being held at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid. Both events are part of, “Freedom Then, Freedom Now: The Long History of Emancipation,” sponsored by John Brown Lives!, North Country Community College, and the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation. Over the course of Emancipation Weekend, Morris will talk about slavery in Douglass’ time and today, and encourage audiences, especially students and teachers, to gather signatures for the New Proclamation of Freedom. The thousands of signatures collected across the country will be delivered to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 1, the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, to encourage the U.S. Department of Education to make Human Trafficking Education a priority for U.S. public schools. Artist Robert Shetterly’s portraits of Lincoln, Douglass, John Brown, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and other 19th century leaders will be on display throughout the weekend along with a facsimile of Lincoln’s first Emancipation Proclamation on loan from the New York State Library’s Manuscript and Special Collections Division.

To our families, friends, teachers, classmates and community for feeding, supporting and believing in us this soccer season. The greatest feeling is knowing so many people are behind you, backing you up. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you coach for giving us your time, putting up with our crazy team and pushing us to do our best, always. In the end it was all worth it! E.L.C.S. Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team 2012 Section VII Champions

KEENE VALLEY — There will be a Holiday Craft Bazaar on Dec. 8 with quality gifts, Scholastic Book Fair, ski tuning and equipment swap, silent auction, entertainment, kids crafting, Santa Claus at 11 a.m. and much more, all at Keene Central School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Market Street, Keene Valley. For more information, call 946-8317. Jay Ward, President of Ward Lumber, is pleased to announce Team Members recognized for outstanding achievements and contributions they have made to the Ward Lumber Team. The following Team Members were selected for the third Quarter in 2012: Stephen Hansen, right, sales, Jay store; Robert Rowe, center, hard lines supervisor, Malone store; Kevin Kennedy, left, IT Manager was selected for the support center located at the corporate headquarters in Jay.

Arts and Crafts sale to be held WILMINGTON — A Holiday Arts and Craft Sale will be held at the Whiteface Range Hall on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Many local artists will be displaying a wide variety of beautiful handcrafted products. Winter hats and apparel,

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OBITUARIES CAROL SCHREIER RUPPRECHT JUN 30, 1939 - NOV 14, 2012 Carol Schreier Rupprecht women with special fervor. Keene Valley - Carol Schreier After retirement, she was acRupprecht, 73, of Keene Valtive in the Ausable River Asley, NY, died suddenly on sociation, offered volunteer Wednesday, November 14. services to Keene Valley CenBorn June 30, 1939, in tral School and the Keene Stafford Springs, CT, to Valley Library Association, William J. and Caroline Comand was active in the comstock Schreier, she was a munity garden. graduate of the University of She is survived by her husVirginia, and later earned a band, Richard P. Suttmeier of PhD in Comparative LiteraKeene Valley, her daughter, ture from Yale University. As Jody Rupprecht of Springa professor of Comparative field, VA, a sister, Francine Literature at Kirkland ColLaFlamme and her husband lege, which later merged Phillip of Salem, CT, a sister, with Hamilton College in Wendy Klecak of Stafford Clinton, NY, she was an Springs, CT, a brother, Peter award-winning teacher, deSchreier and his wife Marlighting her students with guerite of Newark, DE, her courses on Dreams and cousins, nieces and nephews Literature, Shakespeare, and a much loved Uncle Dante, Early Modern EuroHerb Wells. Her son, Whitpean Literature, and Translaney Rupprecht, predeceased tion Theory. Later in her caher. She also leaves good reer, she sought to instill in friends, former colleagues her students an appreciation and the many students and of wilderness with courses young people whose lives on Literature and the she touched. Adirondacks. She retired A memorial service was held from full-time teaching in at 1 p.m. on Saturday, 2007. November 24, at the Keene During her career she was Valley Congregational president of the International Church. In lieu of flowers, Association for the Study of contributions can be made in Dreams, and senior editor of her name to the Ausable Rivits journal, Dreaming. She er Association, the High had written widely in the Peaks Educational Foundafield of dreams and literature tion, The Keene Valley Liand was the editor of two brary Association, or The major books in the field, The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Dream and the Text and Arrangements are in the care Feminist Archetypal Theory. of the Hamilton Funeral Before and after retirement, Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peshe enjoyed bicycling, skiing, ru. To light an online candle hiking, snow-shoeing and caand offer condolences in the noeing with her husband and memory of Carol Schreier friends in her solo canoe. She Rupprecht please visit was an avid fan of women's www.hamiltonfuneralhome. basketball, and followed the com fortunes of the UConn Husky

JOYCE CONNOR JAN 20, 1930 - NOV 24, 2012 New Bern - Joyce Connor, New Bern, NC, where she beage 82, passed away at Vicame active in many service dent Medical Center on Satand civil organizations. In urday, Nov. 24, 2012. She the 70's she and two other was born in Rocky Mount, ladies formed the local hospiNC on January 20, 1930, to tal auxiliary, where she the late Rev. Elijah W. and served many years as a volWilliam Ann (Johnson) unteer at the card desk. She Downing. She is survived by was a long time member of her husband of over 50 years, the New Bern Women's Club, Col. Richard M. Connor (USincluding serving as PresiAF RET); her children, Jo dent. She was also a member Ann Daniels, and her husand served as President of band, Derby, of Davis, NC, the River Bend Garden Club. James B. Dale, Jr.and his wife Joyce was a gifted seamstress Lisa, of Beeville, Texas, Emily and was very active in the loJane Dale of Corpus Christi, cal Embroidery Guild of Texas, Judy Downing of HolAmerica, until her eyesight ly Springs, NC , Wendy Burt failed. She was dedicated to of Willsboro, NY and her church, Centenary UnitRichard M. Connor, Jr. of ed Methodist Church, and to New Bern, NC; a sister, the Sara Kee Sunday School Margie Adams and her husClass and Centenary Circle. band, Bob, of New Bern; her Joyce volunteered every year brother, Raymond, and his with the Rhem's Volunteer wife, Lib, of Henderson, NC. Fire Department and with She was grandmother of fifthe Willsboro United teen, great grandmother of Methodist Church near their eighteen and great great camp in up state New York. grandmother of one. Most of all, Joyce loved to be In addition to her parents, with people. She looked for she was predeceased by a sisand found ways to help ter, Elsie Collier and 5 brothwhenever she could. She ers, Ralph, Ruben, Randolph, will be greatly missed. Laverne, and Linwood P. A memorial service was held Joyce attended Rocky Mount at 2 PM Tuesday, November High School, but graduated 27th, at Centenary United from New Bern High School, Methodist Church, with a rewhere classmates still meet ception for family and her each month for lunch. friends in the Fellowship She met her husband in Los Hall, following the service. Angeles, California where he Interment will be at a later was stationed with the Space date at the Evergreen CemeSystem Division of the Air tery in Keesville, NY. Force Systems Command. In lieu of flowers, donations She took her duties as an Air may be made to Centenary Force wife very seriously and United Methodist Church, served as a volunteer in 309 New Street, New Bern, many service organizations NC, 28560,Willsboro United and committees, including Methodist Church, WillsFamily Services, Thrift Shop boro, NY or to the Rhems and Officers' Wives Club Volunteer Fire Department. functions. Cotten Funeral Home is servAfter her husband's retireing the Connor Family. ment in 1974, they moved to

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 - 14203 Rt. 9N, Au Sable Forks, 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Masses: Mon. & Wed. 5:15pm, Thurs. & Fri. at 8am, Sat. 4pm, Sun. 10:30am. Confessions (reconciliation) Sat. 3:15-3:45pm. BLACK BROOK St. Matthew’s Catholic Church - 781 Silver Lake Rd., Black Brook, 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Masses: Closed for Winter Season 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 Francis Flynn, 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. 8736822. 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

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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. Child care available Sunday & Thursday. Handicapped accessible. For more information call 518-523-3652. Lake Placid Baptist Church - Leading people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ Worship service Sunday 10:15 a.m. 2253 Saranac Ave., LP 523-2008,

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Keene school to host bazaar SARANAC LAKE — The third annual Holiday Craft Bazaar and Book Fair at Keene Central School and the second annual equipment swap/ski tuning will be held Dec. 8. “It’s like a big old holiday shopping party,” says Parent Teacher Committee Chair Ann Hough. There will be an assortment of fine artists and their wares including Kim Frank; stained glass artist, Cheryl MacFadden; ceramic artist, Carrie Fine; photographer/print artist; hand knit items, jewelry, handmade soaps, and the Scholastic Book Fair which offers a wide selection of books and a wonderful array of stocking stuffers. The first activity in the lobby to greet visitors will be an equipment swap and ski tuning opportunity at a suggested donation of $10. The books will be on display in the upstairs hallway with most of the vendors and entertainment in the KCS auditorium. Santa arrives at 11 a.m. but there’s plenty for children to do all day at the fair. There’ll be crafting for kids as well as entertainment. Another highlight of the event is the Silent Auction which will feature unique items from many of the artist vendors that make wonderful presents for the holiday season at prices set by the consumers. The Holiday Craft Bazaar and Scholastic Book Fair is sponsored by the Keene Central School Parent Teacher Committee. For more information e-mail:

Honor rolls - Keene Central KEENE VALLEY — The following students were named to the Keene Central School honor rolls for the first marking period of the 2012-13 school year: Grade 7 High honors - Josh Baldwin, Damian Brown, Brian DeWalt, Antonio Finsterer, Azriel Finsterer, Carter Gordon, Noah Haverlick, Sydney Joannette, Thomas Palen, Elly Smith, CorrieAnne Stoner Honors - Jonah Kazmierczak, Patrick Thompson Grade 8 High honors - Heather Abbott, Maria Gates, Josie Hough, Rory Riggins, Elaina Smith, Hannah Whitney Honors - Daria Venner Grade 9 High honors - Liza Amirault, Amanda Bruha, Eden Cencebaugh, Justin Haverlick, Vanessa Heald Honors - Caden Belisle, Dustin Hall, Brianna Joannette, Cougar Smith, Grace

High Peaks Church - A Bible-believing, non-denominational church. 97 Will Rogers Drive, Saranac Lake, 891-3255 Saranac Lake Baptist Church - 490 Broadway, Saranac Lake, 891-5473 First United Methodist Church - 63 Church Street, Saranac Lake, 891-3473 Adirondack Alliance Church - 72 Canaras Ave., SL, 8911383. Sharing the hope of Christ, building relationships with god. Sunday worship 10:00 a.m. with nursery care available. First Presbyterian Church PC(USA) - 57 Church Sreet, Saranac Lake, NY, 518-891-3401, Rev. Joann White. All Are Welcome Here! 9:45am Sunday Worship. Sunday School for All Ages. Nursery Care. 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study. Handicap Accessible & Hearing Assistance. Saranac Lake Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses - 5043 Rt. 3, Saranac Lake, 518-891-9233 Sunday Public Talk 10 a.m. followed by Watchtower Study 10:35 a.m. Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity - Worshipping at the First United Methodist Church at 63 Church St., Saranac Lake. Pastor Michael Richards presiding. 518-8915262. Services on Sunday mornings at 11:30 a.m. followed by coffee hour. Sunday School available. TUPPER LAKE United Community Church - 25 High Street, Tupper Lake, 359-9810 Holy Name Catholic Church - 114 Main Street, Tupper Lake, 359-9194 St. Alphonsus Church - 48 Wawbeek Avenue, Tupper Lake, 359-3405. St. Thomas Episcopal - 8 Brentwood Ave, Tupper Lake 359-9786 The Tupper Lake Baptist Chapel - Corner Lake & Mill Streets. 518-359-3402. Rev. Richard Wilburn. Sunday: Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Wednesday: Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. WADHAMS United Church of Christ - Sunday worship celebration at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Leon Hebrink. 962-8293 *For other ministry & discipleship opportunities see the Westport Federated Church schedule. WESTPORT Federated Church - The “Stone Church” on Main Street, Westport - Woship Celebration Sundays at 9:00 am with “Children’s Church.” Bible and book discussion fellowship at 6:00 pm Thursdays in the parsonage. 518-962-8293 / “Come follow Jesus in the company of friends.” Westport Bible Church - 24 Youngs Road. 962-8247. Pastor Dick Hoff. Sunday Morning Worship 9:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday Night Prayer 7 p.m.; Teen Club Saturday 6 p.m.; Olympian Club Sunday

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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 - 5789 NYS Rt. 86, Wilmington, 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Masses: Tues. 8am & Sun. 8:30am. Confessions (reconciliation) As requested before Mass. 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. 11-27-12 • 20898

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Port Kent artist Meaghan Paugh creates glass bottle kiln for artwork By Shaun Kittle

h e r c re a t i o n a p a r t a n d hopes to put the remnants on display in a local gallery, along with photos and a video to describe the process. She also plans on doing another glass bottle kiln n e x t s u m m e r, a n d w o u l d someday like her work to be seen by people around PORT KENT — The crisp November evening was set ablaze by firelight passing t h ro u g h h u n d re d s o f d i f ferently colored bottles. Meaghan Paugh stood in f ro n t o f h e r c re a t i o n — a glass bottle kiln—half delighted by the rainbow glow and half amazed that the experiment was actually working. “ I d o n ’ t re a l l y k n o w what’s going to happen,” she confided. “I guess we’ll just have to wait until tomorrow morning.” Paugh, who has a degree in studio art with a concentration in ceramics, got the idea from a paper she w ro t e on Italian artist Karin Putsch-Grassi for a contemporary art class at Plattsburgh State. R e s e a rc h i n g PutschGrassi opened Paugh up to the world of glass bottle kilns and further investig a t i o n re v e a l e d n o e v i dence of that kind of work in the United States. So Paugh collected sand f ro m t h e s h o re o f L a k e Champlain, enlisted some friends to help her collect wine bottles, dug a trench i n h e r p a re n t ’ s b a c k y a rd and built a 3-foot-tall igloo out of sand and bottles over it. Then she invited some

the world. “Hopefully by the spring I will have some m o re t h i n g s t o s h o w t h e area, and I’d like to spread a little bit farther than just local,” Paugh said. “I’ll take baby steps, but go big or go home is usually my motto.”

Meaghan Paugh feeds wood into the glass bottle kiln, which must reach an internal temperature of 1400 degrees Fahrenheit to melt the bottles. Photo by Shaun Kittle f r i e n d s o v e r o n We d n e s day, Nov. 14, and started a fire within the kiln. As smoke gently puffed out of the chimney on top o f t h e s t ru c t u re , p e o p l e took turns peeking t h ro u g h t e n n i s - b a l l - s i z e peepholes, into the fiery belly of the kiln. Despite the minor setback that occurred earlier that afternoon—a portion of the wall collapsed and had to be repaired—things went smoothly the rest of the night. Paugh’s a d v e n t u ro u s

spirit was paying off. “You can’t be scared of the unknown,” Paugh said. The kiln was still standing the following morning, and the bottle necks protruding toward the inside of the structure were elon-

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Honor Roll - Willsboro Central School WILLSBORO — The following students were named to the honor rolls at Willsboro Central School for the first marking period of the 2012-13 school year: Grade 6 High honors - Aliceson Drollette, Benjamin Jackson, Jared Joslyn, Trevor Bigelow, Oliver Lee, Peyton Ford Honors - Sheila Wilkins, Olivia Politi, Ellie Vanderhoof, Makayla Anson, Jonathan Schier Grade 7 High honors - Paul Fine-Lease, Dana Klein, Warren Jackson, Rylee Pierson, Adam Mero Honors - Bailee Pulsifer, Savannah Bronson, Palma Staub, Joseph King, Jasmine Lane Grade 8 High honors - Kaitlin Shaw, Alexandra Bliss, Matvey Longware, Nathaniel Yeager Honors - Maxim Longware, Trina Bigelow, Jesse Hearn, Darrian Sweatt

Clark, Elizabeth Daly, Jillian Dean, Laura Klein, Zachary Pierson, Connor Sheehan Honors - Taylor Bigelow, Ashley Billings, John Shaw Grade 10 High honors - Kenesa Kohen, Geordie Hearn, Kelsey Sloper, Marshall Steeves Honors - Rachael Burt, John Oliver, Sherika Pulsifer, Tory Wade Grade 11 High honors - Austin Ferris, Gabrielle Yeager, Lilly Kelly, Bridget Moran Honors - Taylor Crowningshield, Vadim Krivitckii, Jarrid McVicker, Jessica Polak, Tiffani Tromblee Grade 12 High honors - Katherine Aberle, Alyson Arnold, Gabrielle Coonrod, Dakoda Latford, Erik Manning, Renee Marcotte, Emily Mero, Morgan Murphy, Kyli Swires Honors - Amanda Mahoney, Samuel Politi

Grade 9 High honors - Mikaela Salem, Dellandy Christian, Alissa

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown -Westport Garden Club is hosting their annual Green's Tea on Friday, Dec. 7, from 10 am. until 2 p.m. at the United Church of Christ on Court Street in Elizabethtown. The Greens Room will be filled with fresh balsam wreaths, some simply decorated and at least 10 specialty wreaths. Many fresh mixed green sprays, house plants, dish gardens, some small silk/artificial decorations, good for shut-ins, hospitals and nursing homes. The Boutique Room will have vintage jewelry, handmade holiday decorations, and one-of-a kind gifts. There will also be a bake goods table, complete with cookies and homemade fudge. Lunch with be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. A newer menu for $6 is available, please call ahead for take out at 484-410-9261. The Green's Tea continues to donate it's proceeds between ECH, EMS, and Hospice.

Christmas show at Grange WHALLONSBURG — The Third Annual Grange Off-Beat Xmas Show will take place Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., with local musicians for all kinds of music — traditional, not-sotraditional, fun, moving, sweet and more. There will be refreshments, some last minute gifts on sale, and lots of singing and celebrating together. Featuring Jay Fiegl, Back in Time, Max Godfrey, The Wannabes and the Wadhams Waddlers. Everyone is welcome. Suggested donation at the door is $6, $3 for students under 18, and $15 for families.

Wreath ceremony scheduled WADHAMS — The Essex County Veteran's Cemetery Committee is sponsoring the placement of holiday wreaths on the graves of the 35 veterans interred at the County Veteran's Cemetery. This will take place on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend and participate. The cemetery is located 1 mile west of the hamlet of Wadhams and 6 miles east of Elizabethtown on the north side of County Route 8. Purchase of wreaths is funded by donations. For further information, contact committee chairman Newman Tryon at 873-2138.

Candlelight service slated WILLSBORO — The Children's Memorial Healing Garden of Willsboro invites you to the third Annual candle lighting service in conjuctions with the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Service. This program will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9. The program will start at 6 p.m. with a light meal, at 7 p.m. candles will be lit in memory of a beloved child or sibling with reflections on the gifts that they brought to the lives of others. It will be held at the Willsboro United Methodist Church, located at 3734 Main St., Willsboro. If wished, bring a photo of your loved one to share. For more, contact Lori Provost at 963-4311.

Adelines to perform PERU — The Champlain Valley Sweet Adelines will present a holiday concert to usher in the Christmas spirit to the Plattsburgh area. This free Christmas concert will be held at St. Peter ’s Church on Cornelia Street in Plattsburgh on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. Featured on the program are the Champlain Valley Sweet Adelines and the Cumberland Bay Show Chorus. Also performing are three a cappella quartets: The Meter Maids, Philharmonix and Notes of Accord. For more information, contact Carole Harsh at 9628642.

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ELIZABETHTOWN-LEWIS LIONS Lady Lions seek sectional crown Roster

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis Lady Lions varsity basketball team has all but one player returning from a roster that found them playing in the Section VII/Class D title game last season. “The girls play well together and they are focused on the task at hand,” head coach Don Ratliff said. The team returns several key players from the 18-3 sectional finalist roster, including junior Lily Whalen (leader in scoring and assists), junior Shonna Brooks (scoring, rebounding) and senior Kearsten Ashline (scoring, rebounding and steals). seniors Kylee Cassavaugh and Jen McGinn also return to the roster, along with juniors Angel Barnes and Savanah Graves to go with sophomore Jasmin Barnes. Senior Crystal Grady, junior Julia Cox and freshman Emma Disogra are new to the team in 2012-13. Ratliff is assisted by Richard Cutting.

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2012-13 Winter Sports Preview

Willsboro Warriors Defending D champs hit hard by graduation WILLSBORO — The Willsboro boys varsity basketball team is having the same issues major college hoops teams deal with - almost no one returning from a championship squad. While the Warriors are not dealing with anyone leaving early from the defending Section VII Class D champion, they were hit hard by graduation, according to head coach Jim Spring. “We have only three players returning from last year ’s team with any varsity experience,” Spring said. “Brandon Porter is our only returning starter, with Walker Lobdell and Nick Arnold seeing limited playing time last year.” With working in a completely new lineup, Spring said that the results will be seen more toward the end of the season. “We’re focusing on becoming fundamentally strong and hope to improve as the year goes on,” he said. Spring will be assisted by Terry Cross and Mike Douglas.

Willsboro girls basketball, page 18


Brandon Porter Walker Lobdell Sam Politi Seth Swires Nick Arnold Jarrid Mcvicker Vadim Krivitckii Jake Hubbard

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Thursday, Nov. 29... at Alzheimers tourney, Moriah Friday, Nov. 30... at Altheimers tourney, Moriah Tuesday, Dec. 4... at Schroon Lake Friday, Dec. 7... v. Johnsburg Wednesday, Dec. 12... v. Elizabethtown-Lewis Friday, Dec .14... v. Crown Point Thursday, Dec. 20... v. Westport Thursday, Jan. 3... at Lake Placid Tuesday, Jan. 8... at Chazy Friday, Jan. 11... at Minerva/Newcomb Wednesday, Jan. 16... v. Schroon Lake Friday, Jan. 18... v. Indian Lake/Long Lake Friday, Jan. 25... v. Keene Wednesday, Jan. 30... at Elizabethtown-Lewis Friday, Feb. 1... at Westport Tuesday, Feb. 5... v. Lake Placid Friday, Feb. 8... at Wells Wednesday, Feb. 13... v. Chazy

Nick Arnold is the lone returning starter for Willsboro.

Photo by Nancy Frasier

Westport Eagles Lady Eagles will continue to bring the defense WESTPORT — The Westport girls varsity basketball squad will find itself in an unfamiliar role in 2012-13: underdog. The Eagles were hit hard by graduations, losing MVP Willa McKinley along with starters Allison Sherman, Mallory Sudduth, Karlee McGee and Karin Dorsey. Emily French and Delany Sears were also key contributors who graduated, along with Dorie Souris from its 15-3 section semifinalist roster. That is one of the main reasons why, when asked what his teams weaknesses were, head coach Hokey McKinley said, “inexperience and inexperience.” However, McKinley said that his

team will continue to play with a positive attitude and, “with honor,” relying on their trademark man-to-man defense and team concept on offense to compete with teams like Indian Lake/Long Lake and ElizabethtownLewis.

Junior guard Brendee Russell will be called on as the lone returning player from the 11-12 squad that saw significant minutes during the season. She will be joined by returning players Sarah Looby, Felicia Kurth and Ashley Quaglietta.


Player Ashley Quaglietta Sarah Looby Brendee Russell Felicia Kurth Megan Sudduth Emily Rascoe Danielle Schwoebel Kerrigan Viens Sydney Mitchell Courtney Burch

Grade 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10

Westport boys basketball, page 17

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Wednesday, Dec. 5... at Elizabethtown-Lewis Tuesday, Dec. 11... at Chazy Friday, Dec. 14... at Keene Wednesday, Dec. 19... v. Willsboro Friday, Jan. 4... v. Schroon Lake Friday, Jan. 11... v. Wells Tuesday, Jan. 15... v. Elizabethtown-Lewis Friday, Jan. 18... at Johnsburg Friday, Jan. 25... v. Crown Point Tuesday, Jan. 29... v. Chazy Thursday, Jan. 31... at Willsboro Wednesday, Feb. 6... at Schroon Lake Friday, Feb. 8... v. Minerva/Newcomb Friday, Feb. 15... at Indian Lake/Long Lake

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AuSABLE VALLEY PATRIOTS Lady Patriots look to compete for Section VII/Class C championship CLINTONVILLE — The AuSable Valley girls varsity basketball team will look to make an impact in Class C this season. Dropping from the ranks of Class B for the 2012-12 season, head coach Roger Long hopes the season will give his team the chance to build on its strengths. “Our strengths are shooting, quickness, basketball IQ and being a cohesive unit,” Long said. “Team keys are staying healthy and competitive everyday. Our weakness will be size.” The Lady Patriots will be in the mix for the Division II title for and Long said there are tough teams in both divisions. “We hopefully will win Division II for the sixth year in a row, and hope to compete for the Class C sectional title,” Long said. ”Beekmantown, Plattsburgh and Saranac are the teams to beat in Division I, Northern Adirondack and Moriah in Division II.” The Patriots will be led by sophomore point guard Meghan Strong, who returns to the starting lineup along with senior forward Sierra Snow and junior guard Taylor Saltus. They will be joined by a rotation that includes senior forward Haley Taylor, sophomore forward Madison Rondeau and junior guard Logan Snow, who could all see time in the starting lineup.


Name Sierra Snow Haley Taylor Courtney Roy Taylor Saltus Logan Snow Bryce Douglass Rachel Knapp Meghan Strong Madison Rondeau

Pos. F F G G G F G G F

Grade 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 10 10


Saturday, Dec. 7... v. Lake Placid at PSUC Wednesday, Dec. 12... at Moriah Friday, Dec. 14... v. Northern Adirondack Wednesday, Dec. 19... at Peru Friday, Dec. 21... v. Saranac Friday, Jan. 4... at Seton Catholic Monday, Jan. 7... v. Malone Wednesday, Jan. 9... v. Plattsburgh High Friday, Jan. 11... v. Ticonderoga Tuesday, Jan. 15... at Beekmantown Thursday, Jan. 17... at Northern Adirondack Thursday, Jan. 24... v, Saranac Lake Tuesday, Jan. 29... v. Moriah Thursday, Jan. 31... at Northeastern Clinton Tuesday, Feb. 5... at Lake Placid Thursday, Feb. 7... v. Seton Catholic Tuesday, Feb. 12... at Ticonderoga Thursday, Feb. 14... at Malone

Right, Meghan Strong returns as point guard for the Lady Patriots.

Photo by Keith Lobdell

More AuSable Valley sports, page 17-18


The KCS boys are back!

Wednesday, Nov. 28... at Westport Tuesday, Dec. 4... v. Johnsburg Friday, Dec. 7... v. Etown Monday, Dec. 10... v. Wells Friday, Dec. 14... v. Westport Tuesday, Dec. 18... at Minerva/Newcomb Thursday, Jan. 3... v. Indian Lake/Long Lake Tuesday, Jan. 8... at Crown Point Friday, Jan. 11... at Lake Placid Wednesday, Jan. 16... at Johnsburg Friday, Jan. 18... at Chazy Friday, Jan. 25... at Willsboro Wednesday, Jan. 30... at Wells Friday, Feb. 1... vs. Minerva/ Newcomb Tuesday, Feb. 5... at Indian Lake/Long Lake Friday, Feb. 8... v. Schroon Lake Wednesday, Feb. 13... v. Crown Point

KEENE — For the first time in three years, there will be Beavers on the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference’s varsity boys basketball schedule. The Keene program will re-start this year with a 10-player roster that will have to learn the varsity game quickly under coach Chad Lopez. “We are looking forward to competing in the MVAC again,” Lopez said. “With a young team we are not focused on our record this season but hope to gain some knowledge and respect moving forward with the program. Keene is well known for its sportsmanship and that will continue to be a focus for our team. We encourage fans to come out and support our team home or away.” Lopez said that based on their JV experience, he was looking to guards Colton Venner and Gabe Warner along with forward Brandon Dumas to be leaders, along with starters Maxx Sturgess and newcomer Austin Brown.


Player Gabe Warner Maxx Sturgess Seok Jae Hong Colton Venner Brandon Dumas Austin Brown Warren Ashe Mathew Holmes Tim Montez Justin Haverlick

Pos. G F F G F G G G F G

Grade 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 9 9

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Shane Douglas, pictured with ball, will look to lead the Patriots offense in the absence of graduate Brody Douglass, in background. Photo by Nancy Frasier

CLINTONVILLE — The AuSable Valley varsity boys basketball team will be young in 2012-13, but has several key areas of experience. “Our strengths are depth, quickness and defensive tenacity,” head coach Jamie Douglass said. “Shane Douglas at point guard will be running the show both offensively and defensively. He and Nate Casey will set the tone. Austin Depo will be the power forward who is a hard working rebounding machine. Brandon Brooks is a tall lefthander with a soft touch and a bruiser on the boards.” Douglas said that the four returners will be joined in the lineup by John Goodnough. “He is an outstanding edition to the squad,” Douglass said. “He is extremely quick, can jump and always has the ability to be around the ball.” Douglas also said he is impressed with the players he can bring off the bench. “Our depth will be a strength this year with Austin Facteau’s speed, defensive tenacity and shooting ability,” he said. “Zach Cosgrove is a deadly outside shooter. Connor Kennedy is a quick, able player. Kyle Coolidge is another power forward that works hard. Nick McDonald is a big man with soft hands and one of the top passers on the team. Riley Peck is a tough competitor and excellent rebounder with a soft touch

around the basket.”


Player Austin Depo Nate Casey Brandon Brooks Connor Kennedy Riley Peck John Goodnough Austin Facteau Shane Douglas Kyle Coolidge Nick McDonald Zach Cosgrove

Pos. F G F F F G G G F F G

Grade 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10


Tuesday, Dec. 11... v .Moriah Thursday, Dec. 13... at Northern Adirondack Tuesday, Dec. 18... v. Peru Thursday, Dec. 20... at Saranac Thursday, Dec. 27... v. Massena at PSUC Saturday, Dec. 29... at Malone at Potsdam State Thursday, Jan. 3... v. Seton Catholic Tuesday, Jan. 8... at Plattsburgh High Thursday, Jan. 10... at Ticonderoga Wednesday, Jan. 16... v. Beekmantown Friday, Jan. 18... v. Northern Adirondack Friday, Jan. 25... at Saranac Lake Wednesday, Jan. 30... at Moriah Friday, Feb. 1... v. Northeastern Clinton Friday, Feb. 8... at Seton Catholic Wednesday, Feb. 13... v. Ticonderoga

Patriots have depth on the mats Patriots indoor team competitive CLINTONVILLE — The AuSable Valley varsity wrestling team will look to a wealth of athletes as they prepare for the 2012-13 season. Coaches John Dukett, Kenny Baker and DJ Barber will have four upperclassmen with two seniors (Collin Fuller, Kodie Simpson) and two juniors (Dan Evans, Justin Steady).


Name Collin Fuller Kodie Simpson Dan Evans Justin Steady Hunter Cumber Scott Cumber Dustin Drake Keith Christiansen Richard Nichols Kendra Niemann Kenneth Rivers Dylan Baker Taylor Blaise Dannie-Lyn Jackson Tiffanie Smith Ashlie Stranahan Elijah Gainer Joe Leclair Casey Spear Ryan Steady Craig Cumber Michael Stranahan Seth Stevens

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Player Charlie Huttig Owen Denton Hugh Harwood Justin LaPier Connor Marvin Austin Morris Zac Noka-Bailey R.J. Plant Wesley Whalen Cortland White


Grade 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10

Thursday, Nov. 29... v. Ti at Moriah (tournament) Friday, Nov. 30... at Moriah Alzheimer’s tournament Tuesday, Dec. 4... at Westport Friday, Dec. 7... at Keene Wednesday, Dec. 12... at Willsboro Friday, Dec. 14... v. Indian Lake/Long Lake Tuesday, Dec. 18... v, Lake Placid Thursday, Jan. 3... v. Chazy Tuesday, Jan. 8... at Schroon Lake Friday, Jan. 11... at Crown Point Wednesday, Jan. 16... v. Westport Friday, Jan. 18... v. Minerva/Newcomb Friday, Jan. 25... v. Wells Wednesday, Jan. 30... v. Willsboro Friday, Feb. 1... at Lake Placid Tuesday, Feb. 5... at Chazy Friday, Feb. 8... at Johnsburg Wednesday, Feb. 13... v. Schroon Lake

CLINTONVILLE — The AuSable Valley Pa“We look forward to the season and improvtriots indoor track and field team will have a ing every week,” he said. mix of experience and newcomers, with three seniors each on the boys and girls team and many Player Grade newcomers for th girls. Michaela Courson 12 “We will be working hard Paul Ford 12 to develop the talents of Jonathan LaDieu 12 these athletes,” head coach Ridge Perkett 12 Sean Ganter said. “We Amanda Smith 12 Olivia Worden 12 should be especially strong Josh Ducharme 11 on the track. We have a Ashlee Estes 11 good complement of runJacob Ashline 10 ners from sprinters to disRachel Ford 10 tance runners.” Jessica Malskis 10 Ganter said there are sevEmily Patenaude 10 eral athletes who will be Brandon Ruocco 10 looking for solid seasons Kyle Hart 9 and a return to Cornell and Josh Lucia 9 the state meet. Alyssa Ruocco 9 “Paul Ford is a returning Jillian Bacon 7 State meet qualifier in the Hailey Christiansen 7 hurdles and high jump,” he Ashley Hart 7 Brandon Ruocco said. “Other boys to watch for include Jonathan LaDieu and Ridge Perkett, both in the sprints and long jump, and Brandon Tuesday. Dec. 18... at PSUC, 4:30-8 p.m. Ruocco in the distance races. Ashlee Estes reSaturday, Jan. 12... at PSUC. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. turns for the girls with strong experience in the Saturday, Jan. 19... at PSUC. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. sprints and high jump. Other girls to watch for Saturday, Jan. 26... at PSUC. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. include Amanda Smith and Rachel Ford in the Saturday, Feb. 2... at St. Lawrence, 6-10 p.m. distances and Olivia Worden in sprints and Saturday, Feb. 9... Sectionals at PSUC middle distance.” Saturday, Feb. 16... State qualifier at PSUC Ganter said that he was looking forward to Saturday, March 2... States at Cornell seeing how the team comes together.



Wednesday, Nov. 28... v. Peru Wednesday, Dec. 5... at Saranac Saturday, Dec. 8... Travis Capen Memorial Duals Wednesday, Dec. 12... v. Northern Adirondack Saturday, Dec. 15... at Granville tournament Thursday, Dec. 27... at Pellerin Memorial, BCS Friday, Dec. 29... at Pellerin Memorial, BCS Wednesday, Jan. 2... at Beekmantown Friday, Jan. 4... at Peru Classic Saturday, Jan. 5... at Peru Classic Wednesday, Jan. 9... at Peru Thursday, Jan. 17... v. Saranac Friday, Jan. 18... at Essex Junction tournament Saturday, Jan. 19... at Essex Junction tournament Wednesday, Jan. 23... at Northern Adirondack Saturday, Feb. 2... at Mt. Mansfield, Vt. Wednesday, Feb. 6... v. Beekmantown Saturday, Feb. 9... Sectionals at Saranac Friday, Feb. 22... NYSPHSAA championships, Albany Saturday, Feb. 23... NYSPHSAA championships


Westport boys program continues to build for 2012-13 WESTPORT — The Westport varsity boys varsity basketball team will look to put some markers on the left side of the dash mark in 2012-13. “We look to improve as the year goes on,” head coach Michael Tyler said. “Learning how to play as a team is going to be our major objective. How quick we understand the team concept (offensively and defensively) will determine our final record.” The Eagles return several members of their 2011-12 squad, which struggled through a 0-15 season. “Our team goals for the season are to work hard and to learn something from every practice and game,” Tyler said. “Our team has been very positive this preseason and is working very hard. We look to have the whole team contribute to our success this year as we don’t have any star players.”


Player Gabe Schrauf Tyrel Tryon Ryan Davis James Moricette John Doyle Chris Clark Robert King Anderson Gay Jonathan Gay

Gabe Schrauf is the lone senior on the Westport varsity roster. Grade 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 9 9


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Wednesday, Jan. 16... at Elizabethtown-Lewis Friday, Jan. 18... at Johnsburg Friday, Jan. 25... v. Crown Point Wednesday, Jan. 30... at Chazy Friday, Feb. 1... v. Willsboro Tuesday, Feb. 5.... v. Schroon Lake Friday, Feb. 8... v. Minerva/Newcomb Wednesday, Feb. 13... v. Lake Placid Friday, Feb. 15... at Indian Lake/Long Lake

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Lady Warriors set for new season WILLSBORO — The Willsboro varsity girls basketball program will be led by a trio of seniors and five underclassmen. Senior Kyli Swires, Renee Marcotte and Amanda Mahoney return to the team and will be joined by juniors Kathryn Belzile and Taylor Crowningshield, along with sophomores Rachel Burt, Andrea O’Hara and Stephanie Blanchard.


Player Kyli Swires Renee Marcotte Amanda Mahoney Kathryn Belzile Taylor Crowningshield Rachel Burt Andrea O’Hara Stephanie Blanchard

Pos. F G C F G F G F

Grade 12 12 12 11 11 10 10 10


Wednesday, Dec. 5... v. Schroon Lake Friday, Dec. 7... v. Johnsburg Tuesday, Dec. 11... at Elizabethtown-Lewis Friday, Dec. 14... v. Crown Point Wednesday, Dec. 19... at Westport Thursday, Dec. 27... at Moriah tournament Friday, Dec. 28... at Moriah tournament Wednesday, Jan. 9... v. Chazy Friday, Jan. 11... at Minerva/Newcomb Tuesday, Jan. 15... at Schroon Lake Friday, Jan. 18... v. Indian Lake/Long Lake Friday, Jan. 25... v. Keene Tuesday, Jan. 29... v. Elizabethtown-Lewis Thursday, Jan. 31... v. Westport Friday, Feb. 8... at Wells Tuesday, Feb. 12... at Chazy

Renee Marcotte is one of three seniors on the Lady Warriors roster. Photo by Jim Carroll/

Keene girls look to grow in ‘12-13 KEENE — The Keene girls varsity basketball team will have several new faces on this seasons roster. “Seven players have never played at the varsity level before, two played modified last year, two are Foreign Exchange Students,” head coach Brian LaVallee said. “The rest did not play last year.” Despite a lack of experience, LaVallee believes his team will be competitive with five seniors in the lineup. “I think we can give any team a run for their money,” he said. “Our bench is a work in progress, but the core five are strong, tough and determined. We have the potential to shock.”


Tucker Geiger returns in the post for Keene.

Photo by Nancy Frasier

Wednesday, Dec. 5... at Johnsburg Friday, Dec. 7... v. Elizabethtown-Lewis Tuesday, Dec. 11... v. Wells Friday, Dec. 14... v. Westport Wednesday, Dec. 19... v. Minerva/Newcomb Friday, Jan. 4... at Indian Lake/Long Lake

Wednesday, Jan. 9... v. Crown Point Tuesday, Jan. 15... v. Johnsburg Friday, Jan. 18... at Chazy Friday, Jan. 25... at Willsboro Tuesday, Jan. 29... v. Wells Thursday, Jan. 31... at Minerva/Newcomb Wednesday, Feb. 6... v. Indian Lake/Long Lake Friday, Feb. 8... v. Schroon Lake Tuesday, Feb. 12... at Crown Point


Player Sadie Holbrook Hannah McCabe Megan Hall Alexandra Dumas Susanne Rudd Chrissy Fabiano Tucker Geiger Luiza Parolin Taylor Geiger Naomi Peduzzi Rachelle Goff Sodie Stoner

Pos. F F G F F G C G G C G G

Grade 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 10 10 10 10

Schedules Willsboro bowling

Wednesday, Dec. 5... v. Northeastern Clinton Friday, Dec. 7... bye Monday, Dec. 10... at Beekmantown Wednesday, Dec. 12... v. Ticonderoga Friday, Dec. 14... at AuSable Valley Monday, Dec. 17... at Saranac Wednesday, Dec. 19... at Peru Friday, Dec. 21... v. Moriah Thursday, Jan. 3... at Plattsburgh High Friday, Jan. 4... at Northeastern Clinton Monday, Jan. 7... bye Wednesday, Jan. 9... v. Beekmantown

Friday, Jan. 11... at Ticonderoga Monday, Jan. 14... v. AuSable Valley Wednesday, Jan. 16... v. Saranac Friday, Jan. 18... v. Peru Friday, Jan. 25... at Moriah Monday, Jan. 28... v. Plattsburgh High

AuSable Valley bowling

Wednesday, Dec. 5... v. Beekmantown Friday, Dec. 7... v. Plattsburgh High Monday, Dec. 10... at Saranac Wednesday, Dec. 12... at Peru Friday, Dec. 14... v. Willsboro

Monday, Dec. 17... at Northeastern Clinton Wednesday, Dec. 19... v. Moriah Friday, Dec. 21... v. Ticonderoga Friday, Jan. 4... at Beekmantown Monday, Jan. 7... at Plattsburgh High Wednesday, Jan. 9... v. Saranac Friday, Jan. 11... v. Peru Monday, Jan. 14... at Willsboro Wednesday, Jan. 16... v. Northeastern Clinton Friday, Jan. 18... at Moriah Friday, Jan. 25... at Ticonderoga

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Saturday, Dec. 1

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center Artisan Craft Fair, 7626 U.S. 9, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. ESSEX — Magic of Christmas in Essex to be celebrated, Adirondack Art Association building, Main Street, 9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. CLINTONVILLE — The Gibson Brothers will be perform for Christmas in the Forks tree lighting to benefit Holy Name School., Au Sable Valley Central Middle/High School, 1490 New York 9N, 7 p.m. $20,, 647-8444. WESTPORT — Westport Marina to hold Annual Open House and Christmas Sale, 20 Washington Street, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. WHALLONSBURG —“Monsieur Lazhar,” Oscar-nominated foreign film to be shown, Whallonsburg Grange, Corner of Rte 22 and Whallons Bay Road, 8 p.m. $5, kids $2. WILLSBORO — Willsboro Congregational Church Annual Christmas Greens Tea, Route 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9637772. WESTPORT — Christmas in Westport, Heritage House, 6459 Main Street, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

KEENE VALLEY — Dynafit Competence Center Ski Movie Kickoff Party at the Keene Arts Playhouse, located in the Old Methodist Church, Route 73, 6 p.m. $5. 576-2281.

Sunday, Dec. 2

AUSABLE FORKS — Public Swim, AuSable Valley Central School Swimming Pool, 28 Church Street, 2-4 p.m. $2, $1 for students. LAKE PLACID — The Nutcracker Ballet to be performed, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 7:30 p.m. $18. 523-2512. WESTPORT —ZUMBA Class, Westport Heritage House, Main Street, 6:30 p.m. $5. WESTPORT — St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble from St. Petersburg Russia to perform, Westport Federated Church, 7 Baybreeze Lane, 6 p.m. WADHAMS — Free Wreath making Workshop, Wadhams UCC Hall, 2569 County Route 10, 1-3 p.m. 962-8388. WILMINGTON — Village of Lights At Santa's Workshop, 324 Whiteface Memorial Highway, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. $9.95,

Monday, Dec. 3

WESTPORT — Essex County Fair Board to hold annual membership meeting, Cooperative Extension Building, 3 Sisco Street, 7 p.m. WESTPORT —YOGA Class, Westport Heritage House, Main Street, 6 p.m. $10. ELIZABETHTOWN — Teen/Adult Zumba, Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 U.S. 9, 5:30 p.m. elizabethtownso-

ELIZABETHTOWN — Teen/Adult Zumba, Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 U.S. 9, 5:30 p.m.

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll, holiday shopping, live music, arts and crafts, a tree lighting with Santa and more, Olympic Oval, 8:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m., Main Street, 523-2445. WILMINGTON — Local arts & Crafts Holiday Sale, Whiteface Range Hall, 5794 NYS Rte. 86, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 946-7642. ELIZABETHTOWN — Teen/Adult Zumba, Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 U.S. 9, 9 a.m. KEENE VALLEY — Holiday Craft Bazaar with Santa Claus, Keene Central School, Market Street, 10 a.m.-3p.m. 9468317 WHALLONSBURG — Off-Beat Christmas Show, Whallonsburg Grange Hall, corner of Rte. 22 and Whallons Bay Road, 7 p.m. $6 suggested donation or $15 family. LAKE PLACID — ECAC Hockey: St. Lawrence University vs. Clarkson University, Herb Brooks Arena Olympic center, 2634 Main Street.

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Sunday, Dec. 9

ELIZABETHTOWN — Zumba Fitness Class, Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School, 7530 Court Street, 3 p.m., $8, or $20 for the Nov 28, Dec 5, 12, and 19 classes. 873-6408. WHALLONSBURG — Sing & Soup at the Grange, Whallonsburg Grange Hall, corner of Rte. 22 and Whallons Bay Road, 6 p.m. ELIZABETHTOWN — 6th Annual Toy Drive to benefit ACAP’s Holidays Are For Sharing, The Cobble Hill Inn, 7432 U.S. 9, 6-7 p.m. free Buffet and open bar (6-7 p.m.) for anyone who brings a new, unwrapped gift. WESTPORT — ZUMBA Class, Westport Heritage House, Main Street, 6:30 p.m. $5.

Thursday, Dec. 6

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll, holiday shopping, live music, arts and crafts, a tree lighting with Santa and more, Olympic Oval, 8:30 a.m- 7:30 p.m., Main Street, 523-2445. ELIZABETHTOWN — Advent Musical Meditations, United Church of Christ, 7580 Court Street, 12:15 p.m. ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown -Westport Garden Club to host annual Green's Tea, United Church of Christ on Court Street, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. ELIZABETHTOWN — The Adirondack History Center Museum gift shop will be open during “Green’s Tea” Event for holiday shopping, 7590 Court Street,10 a.m.-2 p.m. ESSEX — The Pleasant Valley Chorale “Shout for Joy!” concert, Essex Community Church, 2306 Main Street, 7:30p.m. 873-7319.

AUSABLE FORKS — Public Swim, AuSable Valley Central School Swimming Pool, 28 Church Street, 2-4 p.m. $2, $1 for students. WADHAMS — The Essex County Veteran's Cemetery to place Holiday Wreaths on the graves of veterans, County Veteran's Cemetery, 2 p.m. County Route 8, 873-2138. ELIZABETHTOWN — The Pleasant Valley Chorale “Shout for Joy!” concert, United Church of Christ, 7580 Court Street, 3p.m. 873-7319. WILMINGTON — Village of Lights At Santa's Workshop, 324 Whiteface Memorial Highway, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. $9.95, WESTPORT —ZUMBA Class, Westport Heritage House, Main Street, 6:30 p.m.


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This Month in History - DECEMBER 1st - In Montgomery, Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to give up her her seat in the front section of a bus. (1955) 2nd - Barney B. Clark receives the world’s first artificial heart transplant. (1982) 7th - Thomas Edison exhibited the phonograph in 1877 7th - Pearl Harbor was bombed in a surprise Japanese attack. It marked the U.S. entry into WWII.(1941)


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POSITION POSTING Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc. is looking for individuals who are willing to invest in our children’s future. Applications are being accepted for the following positions:

The Head Start Program Teacher or Home Visitor: For the Ticonderoga site. The candidate must possess an Associate’s or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field or a plan of study leading to a Bachelor’s Degree with 12 early childhood credits or a CDA. Supervisory experience is desired. This is a full-time position with benefits. Food Service Worker: For the Ausable Forks site. Applicants must be 18 years of age, possess a GED or a High School Diploma. Previous experience in the food industry and with pre-school children, desirable. This is a full-time position with benefits.

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Family Advocate: For the Saranac Lake area. Applicants must possess a relevant Associate’s Degree and a Child Development Associate (CDA) in infant/toddler, for the Home Based option or be willing to obtain one. Pertinent experience in human services, child development, or early childhood necessary. This is a full-time position with benefits. Interested applicants should contact One Work Source (OWS) in Elizabethtown, New York 12932 at 1-800-675-2668. Final response date is November 30, 2012. If you are contacted for an interview, please bring with you or forward a completed application and three written references. AA/EOE 28989

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LAWN & GARDEN BRUSH HOG Model EFM600. Used 1 year, like new. Finish mower. 518-570-8837 $1,000

BUYING/SELLING: GOLD, gold coins, sterling silver, silver coins, diamonds, fine watches (Rolex, Cartier, Patek, Phillippe), paintings, furs, estates. Call for appointment 917-696-2024 JAY BUYING/SELLING: GOLD, gold coins, sterling silver, silver coins, diamonds, fine watches (Rolex, Cartier, Patek, Phillippe), paintings, furs, estates. Call for appointment 917-696-2024 JAY DIABETIC TEST STRIPS Wanted Check us out Online! All Major Brands Bought 1866-446-3009 RECORD COLLECTOR would like to buy record collections and sheet music. Cash Paid! Please Call 518-846-6784. WANTED ALL MOTORCYCLES, before 1980, Running or not. $Top CASH$ PAID! 1-315-5698094 WANTED TO BUY Good used Cider Press, Please Call 518-358-4152. WANTED TO BUY Wanted: Will Pay up to $15.00 for High School Yearbooks 1900-2012. Any School/Any State. or 214514-1040 WANTED: Will Pay up to $15.00 for High School Yearbooks 19002012. Any School/Any State. or 214514-1040 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 YEARBOOKS UP to $15 paid for high school yearbooks 1900-2012. www. or 214514-1040

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY WESTPORT: OFFICE SUITES. Fully furnished w/ cubicles, desks, computer & phone hook-ups. 720 sq. ft. Lake views. Contact Jim Forcier @ 518962-4420.

FARM NEW YORK STATE Farm, HUNTING LAND/CABIN BARGAIN - 3 Acres w/ "Cozy Cabin" - $19,995 or $157/month;5 Acres w/ Adirondack Style Cabin $29,995 or $236/month. State land close by, greathunting, fishing & snowmobiling. Call 1-800229-7843 or visit WWW.LANDANDCAMPS. COM. 20% down, 8.49% rate, 15 years.

REAL ESTATE Delaware: For Sale Several NEW Ranch Homes! 55+Peaceful Country setting with all amenities included. Low 100's, low taxes Call Today: 302-6595800 and STONE HOUSE ASKING $133,000 8619 ROUTE 9 - LEWIS 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, large two car garage, lots of storage Recently remodeled bathroom , granite sink counter top, new living room with cathedral ceiling, kitchen includes raised ceilings, recessed lighting, corian counter top, new refrigerator, electric stove and dish washer. New windows, wood flooring, storm doors, laundry room with new washer and dryer. Living room contains large stone fireplace with Vermont cast iron insert. Lot contains nine small apple trees and birch trees. Willing to help with down payment. Please call 518-873-2120 to schedule a showing

LAND 5 ACRES BORDERS FOREST, use Deer Creek, $16,900. 7 acres, 2brooks, $19,900. Financing. 1-888683-2626

MOBILE HOME 96 COLONY 14X80, Mobile Home, 3br/2ba, master bathroom has jet tub, deck, gardens,appraised at $23,000 but selling at $20,000 obo 518-5725468.

AUTO DONATION A-1 DONATE YOUR CAR! Breast Cancer Research Foundation! Most highly rated breast cancer charity in America! Tax Deductible/Fast Free Pick Up. 1-800399-6506 DONATE A CAR HELP CHILDREN FIGHTING DIABETES. Fast, Free Towing. Call 7 days/week. Nonrunners OK. Tax Deductible. Call Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 1-800-5780408

REAL ESTATE WANTED NORTHERN LAND, Wanted for home building, 3 to 50 acres within 25 miles of Plattsburgh. or call 518 563 2849

SINGLE-FAMILY HOME BIKES FOR TYKES look for them in Items under $100 Super savers ads

AMERICAN BULLDOG Puppies NKC Reg. M/F, Johnson Type, Family Raised, Shots & Wormings UTD, Genetic Health Guaranteed, Parents on Premises, 4th. Generational Pups, with 18 yrs. Experience, Pet Only $1000.00 (OR) with Full Reg. $1200.00 For more information please call: 518-597-3090

BUILDINGS FOR SALE HAS YOUR BUILDING SUFFERED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE FROM THE RECENT WEATHER? Contact Woodford Brothers for structural repairs on all types of buildings. At 1-800653-2276 or

AUTO WANTED CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We're Local! 7 Days/ Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-4162330 CASH FOR CARS AND TRUCKS. Get A Top Dollar INSTANT Offer! Running or Not! 1-888-416-2208 (888) 416-2208

TOP CASH FOR CARS, Any Car/ Truck, Running or Not. Call for INSTANT offer: 1-800-454-6951

BOATS 1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $3000. 518-359-8605 2001 SUPRA SANTERA low hrs., mint cond., great ski wake board boat, beautiful trailer included, $19,500. 518-354-8089

2002 HONDA VTX 1800, mint condition, many extras, $4500. 518-492-2348 2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER 883 Mint condition. 11,000 miles. Many extras incl. new battery, removable luggage rack, back rest & windshield. 518-946-8341. $4,500 2010 HONDA STATELINE 1200 Miles, Black, 1312cc $8,500 518-569-8170

SNOWMOBILES 2005 WHITEHALL SPIRIT rowing/sailboat. Classic boat, rare find. Must sell! Asking $6400 OBO. 845-868-7711 HEWITT PONTOON BOAT Lift, model# 1501, sits on the bottom of the lake. Make an Offer. 518-891-2767 Leave Message on Mail Box 1.

1993 BOMBARDIER SNOWMOBILE Formula 500. Good condition. Runs well. Asking $400. 518-5636919.

TRUCKS 1978 CJ7 JEEP 7' Fisher Plow, $1500 OBO. 518354-8261

CARS 1952 DESOTO White/Blue, no rust, small Hemi,, great project car. Serious inquires only. $3500. 518-962-4688 1980 OLDSMOBILE 4 door Cutlass, good transmission, body, 4.3L/260, 8 cyl., 97K, rear brake fluid line leak, must tow away. Asking $750. 518-563-2509 Leave Message. Call: (518) 563-2509

2000 RANGER 2000 Ranger XLT 4x4 Super Cab, camper top, liner, tonneau cover, 6 cyl., auto, AC, stereo, 130K, Asking $3595. 518-576-9042

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HYUNDAI ACCENT 2010, never been driven in snow, very good shape, well maintained, 68,000 miles, DK Blue Black Interior, am/fm CD, air, auto, front wheel drive, great tires, new battery, new wiper blades, 38 mpg., $7600. 518-873-1067 no call after 8pm.

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lawful purpose. VN-11/3-12/8/12-6TC20692 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF JIM GRANT PRODUCTIONS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/12. Office location: Essex County. Princ. office of LLC: PO Box 613, Lake Placid, NY 12946. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to James W. Grant at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Create, produce and market exercise videos. VN-11/17-12/22/126TC-20739 -----------------------------

CUPOLA HOUSE ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN, LLC Articles of Org. filed Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 10/26/2012. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2278 Main St., PO Box 99, Essex, NY 12936. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-11/17-12/22/126TC-20742 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: HALTI-USA, LLC AKA HALTI USA, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/13/2007. Office







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December 1, 2012 —It’s where the locals go! location: ESSEX COUNTY, 114 Polarity Way, Lake Placid, NY 12946. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the National Registered Agents, Inc. 875 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 501, New York, NY 10001 Purpose: For any lawful purpose. VN-11/17-12/22/126TC-42164 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF IRWIN FARM LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/06/12. Office location: Essex County. Princ. office of LLC: Rt. 1, P.O. Box 80, Whallons Bay Rd.,

Essex, NY 129369706. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. VN-11/24-12/29/126TC-42176 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Keene has set Thursday, December 27th, 2012, at 5:30 PM, at the Keene Town Hall as the time and place to hold their December Bi-Monthly Town Board Meeting jointly with their End of the Year Town Board Meeting. NOTICE IS ALSO

GIVEN that Tuesday, January 8th, 2013, at 6:00 PM, at the Keene Town Hall, has been set as the time and place to hold the Town of Keene s 2013 Organizational Town Board Meeting to be followed by their regular meeting. The Town Board has also scheduled the Annual Audit of Employees and Officers to be held January 28th, 2013 during their Bi-Monthly Town Board Meeting to be held at 5:30 PM. Ellen S. Estes, Town Clerk Dated: November 20, 2012 VN-12/1/12-1TC42196 ----------------------------FFH I, LLC, ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SSNY ON

10/12/12. Office Location: Essex County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 2296 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. VN-12/1-1/5/13-6TC42199 ----------------------------THE STEVENS COTTAGE LLC, ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SSNY ON 10/17/12. Office Location: Essex County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 2296 Saranac Ave., Lake

Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. VN-12/1-1/5/13-6TC42198 ----------------------------ESSEX FIRE DISTRICT #2 Commissioners will hold an election on December 11, 2012 for 1 fire commissioner with a term of 5 yerars. The election will be held at Whallonsburgh Fire Department 6-9PM. Send letters of interest to Audrey Hoskins 571 Cook Rd Essex, NY 12936 Audrey Hoskins Secretary VN-12/1/12-1TC42216 ----------------------------BUY-SELL-TRADE with the Classified Superstore 518-561-9680

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