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Bridge book now available E L I Z A B E T H TO W N — I f Essex County r esidents didn’t r eceive their monthly payments fr om the Social Security Administration, 9.3 percent of total personal income in the county would be lost, a total of $1 16,101,339 in 2009. Essex County is mor e dependent on Social Security payments than is the r est of the country. Nationally, 5.5 percent of total personal income in 2009 came fr om Social Security payments. In New York, 4.8 per cent of all income comes fr om these payments. In Essex County , 8,930 people receive some form of Social Security payment, either an old age pension, a survivor benefit or a disabil-


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Gavin Fritz, 13, of Plattsburgh, comes to a stop on skis at the Face Lift chair Friday, Nov. 25 at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in Wilmington as his friend, Josh Boise, 13, of Plattsburgh, follows close behind on his snowboard. See more on page 19. Photo by Andy Flynn

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the early afternoon. The storm warning ended at 2 p.m. Nov. 23. By 9:15 a.m. the W ilmington ar ea r eceived about 12 inches of snow , Moriah 10 inches, T iconderoga 9 inches, Per u 6.9 inches, and the Lake Placid and Plattsburgh ar eas r eceived about 8.5 inches, accor ding to Brian Montgomery, a mete-

orologist for the National Weather Service. By the end of the day , the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in W ilmington had about 14 inches of fr esh snow at the base lodge and was able to open for the season on Friday, Nov. 25. The snowfall led to several vehicles losing contr ol CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School (ELCS) senior class will pr esent its annual play at 7 p.m. Friday , Dec. 2 and Satur day, Dec. 3 in the school auditorium. The play , “Almost, Maine,” by John Cariani, is a romantic comedy filled with true human emotion that will have the audience CONTINUED ON PAGE 5



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ELIZABETHTOWN — The first significant snowfall of the season dumped about 10 inches of the white stuf f across the North Country Nov. 22 and 23. By the end of the winter storm warning issued by the National W eather Service,

more than 10 inches of snow was measured in many parts of Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties. Mor e snow fell in the eastern communities, closer to Lake Champlain, than in the western part of the Adirondacks. The storm moved fast through the North Country , starting at about 10 p.m. Nov. 22 and continued until

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Stewart’s Shops will be teaming up with their customers and media partners for the 25th annual Holiday Match! Last year Stewart’s matched the customer ’s r ecord donation of $640,000 for a total of $1.28 million. Since 1986 the Holiday Match pr ogram has donated almost $15 Million to local children’s organizations. From Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day, Stewart’s will match individual donations made to the Holiday Match program in all 328 Stewart’s Shops in New York and Vermont. The deadline for submission is Jan. 31, 2012. All groups applying must be locally based, benefit childr en under 18, and be a qualified, charitable 501c3 organization. A brochure, listing all the organizations in their 30 county area that r eceived funds last season.

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New book commemorates Champlain Bridge ELIZABETHTOWN — Denton Publications and New Market Press recently released the 132-page “Lake Champlain Bridge Commemorative Book” to celebrate the new bridge connecting Cr own Point, N.Y. and Chimney Point, Vt. The book was r eleased on Nov. 4, just three days before the span was opened to vehicular traf fic on Nov . 7 following an hour-long ribbon-cutting ceremony. “We felt an obligation to bridge the states of V ermont and New York, along with the counties of Addison and Essex, by printing a book filled with the shar ed history of Chimney Point and Cr own Point,” said New Market Press Publisher Edward Coats. “After all, it’s a commitment we make every week covering Lake Champlain community news in The Addison Eagle, the Times of Ti and six other weekly newspapers.” The 8.5-by-1 1-inch full-color glossy book includes 38 stories and more than 90 photographs and was pr oduced by staf f at the companies’ NewYork and Vermont newsrooms. The collection of memories was designed to explore the history of the original 1929 bridge and the construction of the new one. “This book is a tribute to all those who worked night and day through the frigid cold of our North Country winters and the blistering summer heat to r estore the Lake Champlain Bridge,” said Denton Publications Publisher Daniel Alexander. “None of us will ever cr oss this bridge without thinking of its importance to the people who live her e and have come to depend so heavily on the str ength of its existence.” The editorial of the “Lake Champlain Commemorative Book” honor ed Carl F .

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Peterson, editor of the Essex County News in Port Henry, N.Y., who wrote an editorial in 1923 that eventually led to the construction of the 1929 bridge. Ther e is also a copy of Peterson’s original editorial printed in the book so eaders r could see how it all started. Contributors to the book wer e: Renee Cumm, of Per u; Andy Flynn, of Saranac Lake; John Ger eau, of W estport; Fr ed Herbst, of T iconderoga; Jon Hochschartner, of Lake Placid; Keith Lobdell, of Westport; Jer emiah Papineau, of Carthage; and Lou Varricchio, of Middlebury, Vt. Stories for the bridge book were organized in four categories: Old bridge: The history of the 1929 bridge is fully explor ed with timelines of its constr uction (19231929) and its lifespan (1929-2009); personal stories from people who had attended the Aug. 26, 1929 opening cer emony; a story about how the steamer Vermont III


dictated the height of the span; and an investigative piece exploring why T iconderoga’s lobbying ef forts to have the bridge built in that community fell short. There is also a story about the lake’s first bridge, built in 1776 between Fort T iconderoga, N.Y. and Mount Independence, Vt. Bridge transition: When the original Lake Champlain Bridge was closed on Oct. 16, 2009, residents and visitors were forced to make a 100-mile commute around the lake before a free 24-hour ferry was opened next to the bridge site on Feb. 1, 2010. Stories explore the impact of the bridge’s closur e to businesses, commuters, lake security and the ferry. There is also a story about blowing up the original bridge with explosives on Dec. 28, 2009. New bridge: Stories documenting the construction of the new Lake Champlain Bridge include interviews with the designer Ted Zoli and builders at Flatir on Construction; naming the new bridge; the impact the bridge constr uction had on tourism in Port Henry and Cr own Point; and the historic journey of the bridge arch, which was floated from Port Henry to Crown Point on Aug. 26, 2011, exactly 82 years after the first bridge opened. Historical resources: The book features resources on Lake Champlain history from the Crown Point State Historic Site, the Chimney Point State Historic Site, and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes, Vt. The “Lake Champlain Bridge Commemorative Book” is $5.00 plus tax and shipping. Or der by phone at (518) 8736368 or online at www or

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did get a chance to visit the new bakery next to Mac’s grocery. It has been fit physically into the operation of the Bridge in the same building. I found the people very nice and the baked goods very reasonably priced and very tasty. At least the mini cheesecake I bought was, but everything else looked really nice as well. Again, the store is T-n-T Bakery located in the back of the Bridge on Front Street. For those who don’t know it, the Bridge is a youth worship Center (my apologizes if I oversimplified that description.) next door to Keeseville Pharmacy. The Bakery’s hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. Special orders are welcome. I wish them good luck and thanks for adding to our community. I believe on Wednesday, Dec. 7, starting at 4:30 p.m. will be the next meeting of the Keeseville Revitalization group. The meeting is in the Grange Hall on Main Street and is conducted by the Adirondack Architectural Heritage and its Executive Director Steven Engelhart. Many have been attend-

ing and much is being discussed. This should be a wonderful boon to improving our community and I encourage anyone who can attend to make the time and do so. The unexpected snowstorm has given us a beautiful early winter wonderland. I must acknowledge and thank our road crews as I have always since living here noticed a sharp contrast between the quality of the roads here in Keeseville with those in Plattsburgh. Wonderful job, thank you so much for your time and efforts. As I wander around the area I am seeing a lot of people setting up their Holiday decorations which is always fun to see through the season. I’m very blessed with a next door neighbor who sets up the most extravagant and delightful scenes. I was glad to see him acknowledged recently in the paper. It is a lot of fun to set up and to go around observing. Have fun everyone and stay safe and now warm as well.

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t's time to sign your kids up for the yearly ski program run by the Westport Youth Commission. This is a tradition that goes back more than thirty years. Some of us old geezers remember meeting in town for a weekend trip to Whiteface back in the seventies, climbing on the school bus with our skis, poles, and a whole lot of excitement. Skiing has changed just a little since then, but the value of this wonderful program hasn't. The program is open to students in grades 3 to 12, and will take place on six Sundays from early January to early March. Your child can sign up for the whole program, or go on a per-visit basis as part of the Golden Opportunity Program. In either case, the deadline to register is Dec. 7. For more information, call Bridgette Blemel at 962-4392 or visit the Youth Commission's excellent web site at After years as a dedicated volunteer running the program, Jeff Schwoebel has stepped down, and the Youth Commission is looking for someone to fill Jeff's rather

large shoes (metaphorically speaking). If you think you might be interested, please contact the Youth Commission by email at This is great chance to do something important for our community and to get some precious outdoor time in as well. If you visit the Youth Commission's website, you'll quickly see how many other opportunities this organization provides for our children. The dance program, under the able leadership of Caroline Thompson, has already begun, meeting Monday afternoons, and Biddy Basketball begins the first week of December. In addition, the Youth Commission runs programs in soccer, swimming, hiking, baseball, and now golf (that's a new one). These programs rely on the participation of volunteer coaches and other staff, and they are always looking for new volunteers. Our kids love taking part in these enriching activities, and who could deny that the adult volunteers have a lot to gain, too. After all, we can all stand to be reminded that we were once thrilled to climb on that bus ourselves.

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opefully we all took the time to pause this Thanksgiving Day to be with family and friends and share all that we have to be thankful for in our lives. Our community assembled several Thanksgiving food baskets that were give out to families that are presently experiencing tougher times. Another very impressive gift to the community came in the form of the Willsboro Cub Scouts Pack 31 collected food for the community food shelf and they collected and turned in over 500 items; great job and many thanks. We also thank the volunteers that assisted in sorting and placing the items on the shelves in an orderly way for access. This is a great Holiday Season for me and I am reminded of the many great stories that help us to truly appreciate this special season. Just before Thanksgiving I was reminded of the story of, “over the River and through the woods to Grandmothers house we go,” remind us of the beautiful snow covered area in which this story took place, we were blessed with a

beautiful blanket of snow. I also heard that some area families took in the trip based on the story, “The Polar Express,” which is offered down in the Saratoga area, this brings the magic of the season to life for children and adults alike. The Willsboro/Reber United Methodist churches are truly enjoying an Advent study of the basic Christmas story in more depth. There are special holiday concerts coming up all around the area keep watch and enjoy. The Methodist church has already made plans to have a Christmas Eve Service and will not have a service on the Sunday morning of Christmas, so make plans to join where it has the most meaning for your family. Reminder that this weekend is another busy one here in Willsboro/Essex/Whallonsburg areas as there will be several Holiday craft show events and lunches served. Happy Birthday to Monica Feeley Dec. 4, Wayne Feeley Dec. 5, Jordan Strong Dec. 5, Mary Boardman Dec. 5, Rolland Mitchell Dec. 6, Joseph King Dec. 9, Kevin Young Dec. 10, Walter Baumann Dec. 10.


he end of November for many families is time to put up holiday lights and festive decorations. It's a tradition many of us practice with fondness, looking forward to driving through neighborhoods lit up in a cheerful display and coming home to colorful scenes of holiday finery. However, it is important to keep the safety of our furry friends in mind when decorating the home. Many holiday plants are harmful or even toxic to pets. Please be sure to keep any holly, mistletoe, poinsettia, crysanthemums, and Christmas cactus well out of reach. Ingesting dangerous plants can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, depression, lack of appetite, tremors, belly pain, difficulty breathing, shock, organ damage, slowed heart rate, collapse, and even death. Christmas tree water can contain harmful pesticides and fertilizers; using a tree skirt or floating pepper flakes in the water can help discourage your pet from drinking this water. Ribbons and tinsel, when swallowed, can become lodged in your pet's intestines and require surgical removal. Glass ornaments can easily break and cause injury; and chewing on holiday lights can lead to electric shock. Try to keep decorations out of your pet's reach, and teach him "no" if he gets close to them.

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raditional Holiday celebrations ar e gearing up and several new events are coming our way . The E-town Fish & Game Club has expanded its FirstAnnual Tree Lighting Celebration on the Town Hill, Satur day, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. Folks will then walk down the hill to the Social Center where the fun continues with Christmas carols, hot chocolate and cookies. Enjoy a visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, an elf look a-like contest, and Make N’ Take holiday decorations. Please bring a dog food donation for the area’s new animal r escue shelter “Thr ow Away Pups.” The Pleasant Valley Chorale is celebrating 25 years of music. It began in 1986 when ELCS music teacher, Joe Wyant, started the Chorale. This year ther e will be two performances, the first on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Community Chur ch, and then again Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. at the UCC Stone Chur ch in Elizabethtown. Several local musicians will perform including New Russia’s, Hans Himelein and Susan Hughes will be conducting. The program is free and though donations are appreciated. The Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber of

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hristmas in the Village is upon us once again; here’s a summary of just some of the events for the weekend. It all starts Friday, Dec. 2, with a tree lighting ceremony downtown at 5:15 p.m. On Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will arrive by ferry at 9:30 a.m. and will be driven by fire truck to the fire house for a pancake breakfast open to all, and free of charge. At 11 a.m. you can have your picture taken with Santa at the ice cream shop, and at 11:30 a.m. lunch will be served at the Essex Community Church. There’s a day-long bazaar at the church starting at 10 a.m. with Essex sweatshirts offered as a new item this year, along with 2012 calendars. From 1 to 3 p.m., Laura Abate, daughter of Sid Couchey, will be signing copies of her book at the library. Also on Saturday the Whallonsburg Grange is hosting a craft sale which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sunday, the Essex Inn will be serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and at 12:45 p.m. there’s going to

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Commerce is promoting a Shop Local for the holidays. The Adirondack History Museum will be open on Friday Dec. 2, during the Greens Tea from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for shoppers who want Adirondack gifts, books and CDS. The Cashin family of Cobble Hill Inn is again sponsoring the fifth annual Cobble Hill Toy Drive on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 67 p.m. Chrissie is of fering fr ee beer and wine, and a free dinner buffet to anyone who brings a new unwrapped toy for kids age four & up. Items such as music, books, and gift cards are recommended. The Elizabethtown Thrift Shop is having a book, video and CD sale the entire month of December. All sale items ar e priced 5-cents to 50-cents. The volunteers fr om the Thrift Shop ar e also holding a special gift sale at the Friday Senior Lunch on Dec. 2, at the Good Shepher d Parish Hall. Don’t for get the Garden Club Greens Tea on Dec. 2. The luncheon they serve is always a treat. Another Holiday treat was our Girls Basketball team’s r ecent victory over Cr own Point. This week ELCS hosts two days of girl’s basketball on Tuesday and Wednesday.


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If all else fails, you may want to put a little play pen or gate around your tree. Our featured pet this week is Casy, a black-and-white Manx who has absolutely no tail! Poor Casy and his brother Calie were dumped into one of our outdoor dog kennels one frosty evening. Shelter staff arrived in the morning to find them crying and shivering, wondering what they had done to deserve this treatment. Casy in particular has had a difficult time adjusting to life at the shelter, but is beginning to come out of his shell. He is a very sweet boy who loves attention; once he learns to trust you he may overwhelm you with affection. Casy is hoping to find his forever home for the holidays. He would be thrilled if Calie, who is a beautiful, grey, Domestic-Shorthair/mix, could join him as well. Maybe your home would be the purrfect match for both of them?


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ELCS Continued from page 1 laughing one minute and near tears the next, accord ing to dir ector Brandi Gough, who has been a teaching assistant at ELCS for four years. This is her second year directing the senior play. At first, Gough wanted the seniors to perform “Romeo and Juliet” because the cast doesn’t r equire as many female parts as some other plays, she said. The Class of 2012, it seems, has a lot more boys than girls. But the seniors wer e not inter ested in “Romeo and Juliet,” so “Almost, Maine” was chosen instead. “Almost, Maine” had another benefit for the actors. With its nine scenes, Gough was able to work the r ehearsals ar ound the seniors’ schedules. “They’re all very busy ,” Gough said. “They’r e the kids who do everything else. It was tough to find time to practice.” From jocks to musicians, there ar e 16 cast members and 12 other seniors helping with the pr oduction behind the scenes, including selling tickets, r efreshments and

flowers during the performance. “Some have acted in Social Center plays, but for many it’s their first time acting,” Gough said. “Many of them participate in soccer, basketball, Model UN, chor us and band (thr ee wer e accepted into Area All-State this year), Social Center plays, National Honor Society, etc.” There ar e four girls in the play: Andrea Le V ien; Clar e Harwood; Kristy Napper; and Kaitlin Coats. And ther e ar e 12 boys: Easy Diemand; Andy Mitchell; Nick Guttenber g; Brock Marvin; Richar d Pinter; Nathan Rock; T im LaRock; T yler White; Zach Peltier; Brad Egglefield; Patrick Phillips; and NateAllott. “Almost, Maine” — which premiered in 2004 — centers around several couples finding and losing love during a cold winter night in a small town in Maine. All nine scenes happen simultaneously on one dark winter ’s night, with the Northern Lights overhead. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens, and there is a $12 family discount.


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Community Store re-defining The true meaning of the season image of small town America I


t a time when the holiday shopping season focuses squarely on big-box stores and online retailers, along comes the Community Store in Saranac Lake to capture our hearts and imaginations. The Ames department store in Saranac Lake closed in 2002, and no matter how hard small shop owners tried to collectively serve the “general store” needs of this community, more and more people began relying on the big-box destinations outside the Adirondack Park. When Walmart tried to build a supercenter here, village officials blocked the plan, forcing locals to make trips of 50 miles or more (one-way) to buy the most basic household items, such as underwear. It also gave the community a chance to create a department store for the masses, playing by home rule rather than corporate greed. We’re not naïve. We know Saranac Lakers will still buy goods online and take shopping trips to the closest Walmart or Target. But this Community Store has given Saranac Lake a booster shot of confidence. It has made Saranac Lake a shopping destination again. It has bought Saranac Lake 15 more minutes of fame. When the New York Times covered the Oct. 29 opening of the Community Store, its Business Section story was picked up by media outlets across the U.S. It captured the attention of The Early Show on CBS. It seems Saranac Lake is not only the coldest spot on the Weather Channel’s map of America; it is also one of the hottest retail destinations in the nation. “People want closer relationships with each other and with the companies with which they do business. They want a conversation. They want to be part of it all,” wrote columnist David L. Rawle on Nov. 15 for the Charleston Regional Business Journal. “That’s why the Saranac Lake Community Store came into being and will no doubt be successful.” Saranac Lake’s store — the first of its kind in New York state — was based on another community-owned department store, The Merc in Powell, Wyo. It’s only fitting that the Powell Tribune pick up on the New York Times story and compare the two communities and its “sister” stores.

“As it happens, Powell and Saranac Lake share more in common than a community-owned department store,” wrote the Tribune’s Tessa Schweigert on Nov. 17. “Both have a junior college. Both were named All-America Cities in the 1990s. Both have populations of fewer than 6,500 residents. Both have a rural flavor residents hope to keep alive.” called the Community Store “A triumph of main street can-do” on Nov. 14. Now Saranac Lake is gaining a reputation for fighting the Wall Street business mentality, and it is quickly becoming the poster child for communities that fought Walmart and won. Bloggers across the U.S. are relaying the New York Times report and asking readers what they think about Saranac Lake, its fight against Walmart and its decision to open a department store on its own terms. Comments on a recent blog posting at Glamour magazine’s website have been positive: “This is the coolest thing I’ve read in weeks.” “Capitalism at its best!” “Amazing! Good for them. Wish we could all do that.” Saranac Lake’s Community Store success has triggered a dialogue among small-town residents thinking about their own situations. Powell may have been Saranac Lake’s inspiration, but Saranac Lake is now poised to be an inspiration to many other American communities. And Community Store owners did this despite the recession, despite the failed actions of our federal government to stimulate the economy, and despite the big-box culture engrained in our society today. Now people from around the country will be visiting the Adirondack Park to see the Community Store and discover everything else this region has to offer. Saranac Lake has once again proven why it was named an All-America City in 1998.

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school shootings, etc. I think it recently ran across this started when Madeleine MurBen Stein commentary ray O'Hare (she was murdered, from CBS Sunday. As her body found a few years ago) we are now into the begincomplained she didn't want ning of the Christmas Season prayer in our schools, and we I thought it was an approprisaid OK.  Then someone said ate thought to share: you better not read the Bible in I am a Jew, and every single school.  The Bible says thou one of my ancestors was shalt not kill; thou shalt not Jewish.  And it does not bother steal, and love your neighbor me even a little bit when people as yourself.  And we said OK. call those beautiful lit up, beDan Alexander Then Dr. Benjamin Spock jeweled trees, Christmas Thoughts from said we shouldn't spank our trees.  I don't feel threatened.  I Behind the Pressline children when they misbehave, don't feel discriminated because their little personaliagainst. That's what they are, ties would be warped and we might damage Christmas trees.  their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, suicide).  We said an expert should know what 'Merry Christmas' to me.  I don't think they he's talking about.  And we said okay. are slighting me or getting ready to put me in Now we're asking ourselves why our chila ghetto.  In fact, I kind of like it.  It shows dren have no conscience, why they don't know that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at them to kill strangers, their classmates, and all that there is a manger scene on display at a themselves. key intersection near my beach house in MalProbably, if we think about it long and hard ibu.  If people want a creche, it's just as fine enough, we can figure it out.  I think it has a with me as is the Menorah a few hundred great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE yards away.  SOW.'  I don't like getting pushed around for being Funny how simple it is for people to trash a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting God and then wonder why the world's going to pushed around for being Christians.  I think hell.  Funny how we believe what the newspapeople who believe in God are sick and tired of pers say, but question what the Bible getting pushed around, period.  I have no idea says.  Funny how you can send 'jokes' through where the concept came from, that America is e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when an explicitly atheist country.  I can't find it in you start sending messages regarding the the Constitution and I don't like it being Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny shoved down my throat.  how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles Or maybe I can put it another way: where pass freely through cyberspace, but public disdid the idea come from that we should worship cussion of God is suppressed in the school and celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship workplace.  God as we understand Him?  I guess that's a Are you laughing yet?  sign that I'm getting old, too.  But there are a Funny how when you forward this message, lot of us who are wondering where these you will not send it to many on your address celebrities came from and where the America list because you're not sure what they believe, we knew went to.  or what they will think of you for sending it.  In light of the many jokes we send to one anFunny how we can be more worried about other for a laugh, this is a little different: This what other people think of us than what God is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's thinks of us.  intended to get you thinking.  Pass it on if you think it has merit.  Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on If not, then just discard it... no one will the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her know you did.  But, if you discard this thought 'How could God let something like this happrocess, don't sit back and complain about pen?' (regarding Hurricane Katrina)..  Anne what bad shape the world is in.   Graham gave an extremely profound and inMy Best Regards, Honestly and sightful response.  She said, 'I believe God is respectfully,  deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our Ben Stein schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.  And being the gentleman Mr Stein, I think you are right on target He is, I believe He has calmly backed and thank you for letting me share this out.  How can we expect God to give us His with our readers. I hope they’ll pass it blessing and His protection if we demand He along too, all while taking it to heart and leave us alone?'  realizing the true meaning of the season. In light of recent events... terrorists attack,

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That’s fine, especially if you can pr ovide solid facts to back up your position. But to impugn the motives of an or ganization that is devoted to cr eating a rail-trail that could only improve the economic condition of the region is irr esponsible, shoot-fr om-the hip editorializing.

itors as they begin their journey down the Great Adirondack Recreation Trail! Chris Keniston Tupper Lake

Point was not an appeal

To the Valley News: The Valley News is the best source of information, news, local events, and r eports that our community has, r elies upon and needs. It is as accurate and responsible as possible, and editors are non-biased and fair. It may also be the only sour ce for those of us who may not To the Valley News: have unlimited access to electronic media. We I am a life-long re sident of Tupper Lake and are all informed as published, the notice of a read your editorial with inter est, about how timeline for election letters. My last letter was my community was under siege. obviously NOT related to candidates NOR First, I must say that I find it honorable and elections, therefore approved and published. amazing how North Country communities To be perfectly clear , I submitted NO voter are always willing to stand up for each other. appeal letter NOR a follow-up to one. My first I also whole heartedly agr ee with almost submission was an observation about queseverything you had to say about the Adirontionable ethical behavior by the Elizabethtown dack Club and Resort pr oject. This proposed Board and Supervisor towar d an outstanding development certainly has the potential to member of our community . It had nothing bring r esidents, tourists and jobs to T upper whatsoever to do with candidates. Included Lake and could very likely be one of the was an opinion about the comment sessions at largest economic boosts the North Country public town meetings. has seen since the Olympics. The developers Councilman Ken Fennimor e followed with of this pr oject have faced fier ce attacks fr om his own F ALSE statements concerning these environmental gr oups for many years, yet two points. have persisted with their goal of building a My response letter was addressed DIRECTworld-class resort in Tupper Lake that will in- LY to Councilman Fennimor e and a QUOTE clude the re-opening of Big Tupper Ski Area. (Not my words). It contained NO accusations; The resort has wide-spr ead community sup“smear” is absurd. This response letter is soleport and will hopefully receive approval from ly to object to Councilman Fennimor e’s fabrithe Adirondack Park Agency in the near fucated excuses on these two points. I also r eture. ferred him, and anyone, to the RECORDfor the To the Valley News: I must however , disagr ee with the second facts, and to draw upon it for the truth. Your editorial on Saturday was headlined part of your editorial that attacks the AdironMy final comment is a suggestion that if “Help a community under siege.” That’s ex- dack Recreational Trail Advocates (ARTA) for Councilman Fennimor e has objections to my actly what we are trying to do. Yet you critpromoting the cr eation of a r ecreation trail legal address, he is fr ee to take issue with the icized our new organization, the Adirondack connecting the tri-lakes. I believe the creation United States Postal Service. Recreational Trail Advocates, for working of a trail such as this, would bring much mor e Barbara Dunsmore against the best inter ests of T upper Lake. economic benefit to Tupper Lake than restorElizabethtown You rightly characterize Tupper Lake as suf- ing train service a few days a week for severfering economically , but you sur e got it al months out of the year. A world-class recrewrong when you accused ARTA of throwing ation trail could be used year-round by locals To the Valley News: up roadblocks to economic pr ogress in that and tourists alike for hiking, biking, r unning I was impr essed with the wisdom of Dan hard-pressed village. and skiing. The removal of the tracks would Alexander when I r ead his viewpoint on Oct. What ARTA wants is to convert the railalso allow for an extended snowmobile sea29. As he wrote, “This economy is a new realiway from Lake Placid to Tupper Lake into a son on an easily gr oomed trail into T upper ty.” When he wr ote, “business practice have recreational trail that will commerc ially ben- Lake. efit the T ri-Lakes Area and enable T upper I have utilized trails such as this in the past forever been changed,” I was reminded that all Hershey chocolate and all the jobs and machinLake to become, at long last, the tourist des- and found them to be an extr emely popular ery that manufacture that product are now in tination it needs and deserves to be. tourist attraction. This pr oposed trail also Mexico. Only office, workers and company ofIf the tracks are removed, as we advocate, runs alongside two lar ge state-owned campficials remain in Pennsylvania. and the rail bed is surfaced with compacted grounds that average appr oximately 180,000 In another case reported in another newspacrushed limestone, the 34-mile r ecreation visitors a year. The majority of these campers trail connecting T upper with Saranac Lake bring bicycles with them and could potential- per, Oct. 29, “Whirlpool Corp Plans to cut 5,000 jobs, about 10 per cent of the workfor ce in and Lake Placid could attract tens of thouly take a scenic ride into Tupper Lake for the North America and Europe.” sands of cyclists every year , maybe even day because we are only 7 or 8 miles away. I Although “the futur e may never look like hundreds of thousands to judge by the sucbelieve that most people visit the Adironcess of similar rail-trails in other parts of the dacks for the purpose of hiking, biking, camp- the past” I am confident that Mr . Alexander country. Such a trail would also attract runing and skiing, not to ride a train. I could con- would allow me, and even welcome me as a ners, str ollers, bir dwatchers, handicapped tinue with what I believe to be the benefits of reader, to look into the future. The future is dim. W e may for many years users, families with young kids, the elderly, a multi-use, all-season r ecreation trail, but into the future endure the same sad conditions athletes in training, and nature lovers of all hopefully you see my point. we endure today. This in part is due to our govkinds. In the winter, without the train tracks The bad side to this ar gument is that the ernment that is merely a stagnant finger pointto impede them, the number of days that railroad tracks would have to be torn up to snowmobilers could use the corridor would create this trail and a lot of ef fort has gone into ing group of arrogant, self-styled intellectuals enjoying a luxurious life style while they aclikely double, a big step in making T upper restoring train service to Tupper Lake by the complish nothing except animosity among Lake a hub for snowmobiling. Next Stop! T upper Lake committee. I have themselves. Other rail-to-trail conversions have pr oalso supported the train in the past, but r ecMine is only a grassroots belief that only the duced millions of dollars in tourist spending ognize a good idea when I hear one, and now every year. There’s no r eason to doubt that fully support the creation of a recreation trail American people will save this country and this trail, which could be one of the most sce- connecting the tri-lakes. There are also many save themselves. This task is dif ficult for so many millions of people, who are able to live nic recreational trails in the eastern United more community members who support the comfortably content with a job, and no concern States, would be any different. creation of a trail in Tupper Lake and no one for others. Conversely, the tourist train that operates believes our r estored train station would go Adding to this dif ficulty a huge portion of between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake has to waste, as it could be utilized as a welcome the electorate do not understand or even comproduced no measurable economic benefits center, museum, café or bike r ental shop to prehend what is happening to them. In recent during the eleven years it has been running. name few. It’s hard to believe that extending the train The bottom line is that there are no outside history an entir e country did not know what was happening until it was too late. This like service the next 25 miles to T upper Lake groups or envir onmentalists at work her e. situation occurr ed in Germany , prior to June would make it any more successful in terms The ARTA has pr oposed building a world 30, 1933, for on that day it was too late. In a of stimulating the local economy . (The idea class recreation trail in the tri-lakes that has short 24 hour period, National Socialist party of building a separate trail alongside the the potential to bring many tourists and outofficials killed 400 leading members of the only tracks from Placid to Tupper, as the railroad door enthusiasts to T upper Lake to enjoy a opposition party. And then there was one. people now pr opose as a “compr omise,” is peaceful, healthy, backcountry experience. There is no magic wand that is waved by any totally impractical from both a financial and The question is, can the r esidents of T upper individual asking for unity, energy and exciteenvironmental standpoint. Lake agree on which option would be better ment. We do however have high government You may disagr ee with our pr eferred use for our community? It’s too bad a r ecreation of this travel corridor , and you may feel as trail wasn’t proposed earlier, but I support be- officials acting like a children’s magician out of tricks. some (but by no means all) T u pper Lakers do ginning a new campaign titled “First Stop! Delphine Knight that the best future for the corridor is to con- Tupper Lake” and utilizing our restored train Huletts Landing tinue the train fr om Saranac to T upper. station as a welcome center to gr eat new visDick Beamish (Beamish is a resident of Saranac Lake and a founding member of ARTA)

Agrees, disagrees

Disagrees with editorial

The future is dim

rom Nov. 24 until the ringing in of the New Year, I find that it truly is the most wonderful time of the

year. With the exception of one day. Black Friday is the most dreadful time of the year. I fully realize that it has almost become an economic barometer for the country, but at what cost? This year, people were robbed at gunpoint, walked over (no, I mean literally walked over — people stepped on top of other people) and even pepper sprayed by those looking for a cheap deal on an item that they may have not bought if by Keith Lobdell it were not on sale. Really? The crazy part about the whole phenomenon of Black Friday is that it gets worse every year, because the best YouTube videos come from people behaving badly on Black Friday. And now, Black Friday is morphing into dark gray Thursday. There were stores that were offering deals on Thanksgiving night. Are you kidding me? This has become such a big deal that we now have to extend the most commercial of commercial holidays (be honest, that is what Black Friday has basically become) into an actually holiday that may very well be considered one of the most sacred? Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and to be grateful to God (yeah, I said it, but I also think the whole Obama thing is being blown just a wee bit out of proportion — okay, way out of proportion) for what we have as a family. It’s a day to reflect, spend time with loved ones and get away from the world. It’s not a time to give thanks to the advertisements for showing you what you could have but probably don’t need, to reflect on what stores and Internet websites you are going to hit first and get away to Plattsburgh because the stores are opening at midnight. I have been through one Black Friday in my life. It was two or three years ago when I decided that I needed to get some “extra credit” at home and told my wife that I would go shopping with her. So, after a day of spending time at almost every family member ’s home, eating plenty of good food, watching a little football and cozying in for the night, I did what anyone else would who had a long weekend in front of them — set my alarm for 2 a.m., which came about four hours after I set it. Then it was off to the mall, where we parked in an already crowded lot and made our way to the front of the store. Then all the way to the side of the store. Then all the way to the back of the store. Then a little ways behind the store (mind you, this is outside the store at 3 a.m. in the morning — and not with the mild weather we are having this year). Once the store opened after what seemed to be another hour of waiting, the shopping experience actually was not that bad. I was never tripped, ran over, maced, pepper sprayed or tazed. But then came the line. It wrapped around three corners of the store and almost put you back where you came in. This was when I decided I needed a bathroom break, opting to use the bathroom that was the farthest away from where I was in the mall so I could enjoy a “short walk.” My wife was a little concerned that it took me an hour to go to the rest room and back, but at least she had gotten halfway to the checkout counter. Eventually, we found our way out of that store and went to a couple of others, where the lines were much shorter because everyone had already made it through the initial surge. This year, I was reminded that I had said at that point that we might do it every other year or something like that. My initial thought was to siphon the gas tanks in the cars and bury my wallet.

The Tank

Keith Lobdell is the editor of the Valley News. He can be reached at

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Social Security payments in Essex County have been changing as a pr oportion of total Continued from page 1 income. These payments amounted to 6.3 ity check, accor ding to the Social Security percent of total income in 1970, 9.4 per cent Administration and the Bureau of Economic in 1980, 7.7 per cent in 1990, 8.1 per cent in Analysis. Social Security beneficiaries re pre2000 and 9.3 percent in 2009. sent 23.7 percent of the total county populaSocial Security payments ar e particularly tion. important to r ural counties and small cities In rural counties such as Essex and counbecause the money is lar gely spent in the ties with smaller cities, Social Security paycommunity. “The seniors who get these payments constitute a much larger chunk of the ments ar e primarily going to spend their local economy than in urban areas. A greater money locally,” said Mark Partridge, a rural percentage of people in r ural America r e- economist at Ohio State University . “And ceive these payments than in urban counties, they ar e a key r eason why some communiand so r ural counties have higher average ties are still viable. If this money dried up, payments per resident. there wouldn’t be a lot of these small towns.” “In many rural places, Social Security is a Social Security payments amount to 5 pervery critical element of the local economic cent of the total income in urban counties. In base,” said Peter Nelson, a geographer at counties with small cities, these payments Middlebury College in V ermont. “It’s less amount to 8.2 percent of total income, and in important to a place like Los Angeles berural counties such as Essex County , Social cause there is so much additional economic Security totals 9.3 percent of all personal inactivity going on there.” come. More than one out of five Americans Total Social Security payments in Essex living in small cities and r ural counties r eCounty amounted to $3,081 per person in ceived some kind of Social Security check in 2009. The national average was $2,199 per 2009. person, and in New York it was $2,264. Judith Stallmann, an economist at the Uni-

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versity of Missouri, explained that Social Security payments help generate the sales that keep a rural business afloat. “We find that Social Security income can be the dif ference between success and failure for some local businesses,” Stallmann said. “If you took away, say, 10 percent of the demand, would that local business be able to remain open? Often it’s that 10 per cent that keeps them going. Social Security is providing that margin.” Social Security payments go to those over the age of 62 who have filed for benefits, to survivors of insur ed workers and to those with disabilities. The pr ogram is mainly funded by payr oll taxes. In Essex County , 69.6 per cent of r ecipients wer e r etirees in 2009, 12.4 per cent wer e survivors and 18.0 percent were disabled. Changes to Social Security ar e being discussed in Congr ess, which is looking for ways to balance the larger federal budget. If benefits are cut — or if the eligibility age is increased — r ural counties and small cities would be dispr oportionately af fected, according to Peter Nelson. “Cuts would have a bigger negative im-

pact on r ural places, absolutely ,” Middlebury’s Pr ofessor Nelson said. “They ar e more dependent on Social Security.” About the Authors Bill Bishop is co-editor of The Daily Y onder (, an online publication covering rural America, published by the Center for Rural Strategies (http://www He has owned a weekly newspaper in rural Texas and he has worked for newspapers in Texas and Kentucky. Dr. Roberto Gallardo is a r esearch associate with the Southern Rural Development Center at Mississippi State University ( This study was made possible with a grant fr om the National Academy of Social Insurance. Research Note Data included in this story comes fr om the federal Bureau for Economic Analysis and the Social Security Administration. The figures in this story are from 2009, unless otherwise noted. You can see and download charts for publication, a national map and data for every county in your state and the nation fro m the Southern Rural Development Center at Mississippi State University:

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St. Hubert’s All Souls Episcopal Church - Sunday Holy Eucharist 10 a.m., June 27 through September 12. Varying roster of priests celebrate communion each week. Keene Valley Congregational Church - MainStreet. 576-4711. 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 - ClintonStreet, 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 9:45 p.m.; Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene - 124Hill 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: LAKE PLACID New Hope Christian Fellowship Church - 207Station St., Lake Placid, NY. A full gospel church. Rev. Richard Ducatt, pastor. Services are Sunday 10a.m. and 6:30p.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

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By Andy Flynn RAY BROOK — The Adirondack Park Agency may soon be hiring an economic affairs staf fer to r eplace Stephen Erman, who r etired in September 2010. APA Commissioner and Economic Af fairs Committee Chairman Arthur Lussi, a businessman fr om Lake Placid, has been lobbying the Agency to fill Erman’s position, of ficially titled Special Assistant for Economic Affairs. Near the end of the Nov . 17-18 meeting, which was largely dedicated to the controversial Adir ondack Club and Resort pr oject in T upper Lake, Lussi made his pitch again. “This will be my normal request for realizing how much we need an economic person as part of the Agency staf f,” Lussi said. “Our r eview of

this pr oject is demonstrating this extreme need from an analytic standpoint.” “I understand you will be very happy next month, Mr . Lussi,” r eplied APA Chairwoman Leilani Ulrich. “I look forward to it,” Lussi said. That brief exchange of words alluded to the possible hiring of Erman’s r eplacement. Asked if this was tr ue, APA Public Information Officer Keith McKeever stated in an email, “W e anticipate an announcement prior to the December Agency meeting.” Commissioner Bill Thomas, former Johnsburg supervisor, is a member of the Economic Affairs Committee and sees a need for the Agency to have a staffer r eview the economic impacts of projects that go before the APA. “In my mind, I think it’s something we should be doing,” Thomas said Nov . 22. “Steve was very good at that.” The pending announcement is expected to be made before the APA Boar d meets again Dec. 15-16 to take another hard look at theAdiron-

dack Club and Resort, the largest development pr oject to come befor e the APA since it was founded in the early 1970s. The Boar d is taking most of its meeting time in November, December and January to deliberate on the resort’s permit before making a decision in January . And there ar e some key issues r elating to the economic impacts of the development, whether it succeeds or fails. From 1982 to 2010, Erman was the sole staf f member in the APA’s Economic Services Unit, which pr ovides expertise in market and financial feasibility analysis, economic and fiscal impact analysis, and economic development planning. He assisted pr oject sponsors and economic developers in evaluating business locations and identifying other sour ces of help for business development. For many public meetings and conferences thr oughout the region, Erman was the friendly face representing the APA. McKeever would not say who the APA is hiring to r eplace Erman or when that person will start.

Keeseville Knights of Columbus Eugene G. Santor Council #4689 donated the proceeds from their annual Harvest Dinner to the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. Grand Knight Jude Perkett, Jr. presents a Check for $6,000 to United Way Executive Director John Bernardi, along with 2012 Campaign Chair Gerald Morrow and Chef Shelley Davis.

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ack in 2003, after the Open Space Institute acquired the historic Tahawus Tract; I couldn’t wait to visit the former private lands, which encompassed over 10,000 acres of wild lands and waters. The purchase included the 450-acre, Henderson Lake, as well as the Preston Ponds. The new parcel offered the potential of a brand new, water route, which would permit paddlers to access Duck Hole, located at the very core of the High Peaks Wilderness Area. Surrounded by the High Peaks of MacNaughton, Santanoni, Sawteeth, and Seymour Mountains, Duck Hole also serves as the intersection of four trails, the Bradley Pond Trail, the Lake Placid-Northville Trail, the Henderson Lake Trail and the Ward Brook Fire Truck Trail. It is located over 7 miles from the nearest trailhead or road. Solitude is the most outstanding feature. Prior to October 2006, the route had been closed to the public for well over a century. But when it was finally opened, I was there waiting, with pole, and paddle ready. My first venture over the new route into Duck Hole, took place over the weekend of Halloween, in October 2006. It was a cold, wet, windy and While Duck Hole pond will no longer support brook white affair trout, the river will continue to offer fine, backcounfrom what I try fishing. could see at

the time. Peering through blowing leaves, driving snow and pouring rain, it appeared to be a very scenic site. Duck Hole Pond is considered to be the source of the Cold River, and several small brooks and streams feed the pond, including Roaring Brook and the outlet of the Preston Ponds. After the initial visit, I returned to Duck Hole for a week-long trip in the spring of 2007, to fish, hike and explore. Once again, I was greeted by high water conditions, with water levels that were approximately 3 feet above normal. It was during this visit, that I first became aware of the fragile nature of the Duck Hole Dams. The main outlet dam, which at one time also served as a bridge to the Bradley Pond trail, was seriously deteriorating. Further beyond the outlet dam, another dam stretched for over 300 yards along the south shore of the pond. This long, coffer dam, which was only five or six feet high, was also leaking. Although several volunteer groups had been lobbying the DEC to restore the dams in recent years, Mother Nature ultimately made the decision when Tropical Storm Irene unleashed a torrent that washed out the dam. As a result, Duck Hole was reduced to a smaller and shallower impoundment. Although it is still accessible via paddle and portage, the pond can no longer support the once thriving brook trout fishery, as the waters are simply too shallow. However, I do expect the Cold River will continue to support a viable, brook trout fishery. Despite a host of continued appeals, DEC spokesperson Lisa King explained in a recent email, “The agency does not intend to restore the dam at Duck Hole, in the High Peaks Wilderness area which was breached as a result of Tropical Storm Irene. By leaving it as is, the affected back-

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With water levels reduced by over six feet, Duck Hole P ond has been reduced to less than half of its o f rmer surface area. The NYSDEC recently announced the agency has no plans to restore the breached dam. country in this area can return to a more natural state.” Currently, there are several dams in similarly deteriorating conditions, including the Cedar Lakes dam, and Marcy Dam. Without immediate attention to address these problems, there is a strong probability these other dams will suffer a similar fate. According to a recent report authored by scientists at Cornell University, Columbia University and the City University of New York and funded, New Yorkers should begin preparing for hotter summers, snowier winters, severe floods and a range of other effects on the environment, communities and human health. Released by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the report warns that climate change will drastically affect how we conduct our outdoor activities, warning that native brook trout and Atlantic salmon will decline, but bass will flourish in warmer waters. Great Lakes water levels will fall. Coastal wetlands will be inundated, and saltwater will extend further up the Hudson River. Adirondack and Catskill spruce-fir forests will disappear, as invasive insects, weeds and other pests increase, and winters will tend to get wetter and summers drier. “The flooding from Irene and Lee brought the classic types of impacts we project to occur in the report,” explained Art DeGaetano, a climate expert from Cornell. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman r esiding in Ray Brook. Contact him at

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ELIZABETHTOWN — “Wreaths Across America,” at the Essex County V eterans Cemetery will be held on Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. The community is invited, especially the families of the deceased veterans, to a brief ceremony, including the laying of the wreaths at the cemetery. Donations can be made towar d the wreaths by sending a check to the American Legion Post 551, PO Box 476, Elizabethtown, NY, 12932. For more information, call Newman Tryon at 873-2138.

LAKE PLACID — The North Country Ballet Ensemble will pr esent its 26th annual “Nutcracker” season this November in Plattsburgh and in December in Lake Placid. A cast of 65 local student dancers plus 10 community members will entertain audiences. Lake Placid performances take place at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts located at 17 Algonquin Dr . on Dec 3., at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. T icket prices ar e $12 children (ages 12 and under); $15 seniors and students, $18 adults. For r eservations or ticket information, please call the LPCA at 523-2512 or visit

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center will of fer a Christmas Craft Fair on Friday , Dec. 9, fr om 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. ot 2 p.m. Shop with local artisans and pick up lunch and dinner to go. Me & My Girls of W estport will of fer soups and r olls, chili and cornbread, pies, cakes, cookies, cof fee, tea, and hot cider all day, and mac and cheese and pot pie at dinnertime. Also support “Cards for Connor” by buying a card to add to a care package for Connor Marvin, hospitalized in Boston, awaiting a heart transplant. Find more information at or call 873-6408.

Ad’k Singers to hold concert SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Singers will be performing their annual Winter Holiday Concert Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. at St. Bernar d’s Chur ch in Saranac Lake. The Adirondack Singers is a local community choir with members fr om the Tri-Lakes and surrounding areas. Karen Butters r eturns as dir ector of the Singers and has put together a pr ogram that is sure to set the stage for a great holiday season. The program will feature the Bach Christmas Cantata 142 which includes the popular “For Unto Us a Child is Born.” Other highlights include traditional holiday classics such as In the “Bleak Midwinter,” “Snow , Snow , Beautiful Snow ,” and international favorites which may be new to your ears. The Singers will show of f their sense of humor singing a few classics with a new twist. They will also include a favorite, recognizable to audiences young and old, “Christmas T ime is Her e,” fr om “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Suggested donation for the concert is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens. Please call 523-4213 or 891-5008 for more information.

Gallagher to perform SARANAC LAKE — Acclaimed singer , songwriter, harper , performer and national touring artist Martha Gallagher r eturns to the Amos and Julia Ward Theatre Route 9N Jay on Sunday, Dec. 4. Her performance, “All on a Winter’s Night,” is presented by the Jay Entertainment and Music Society (JEMS). The performance will begin at 7 p.m. The show is suitable for audiences of all ages. Tickets are $6. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling Lee at 946-7824. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the performance. For more information on events at theAmos and Julia Ward theatre, please visit or email For more info on Gallagher , her music and performances please visit

Hooper decorating contest set

ELIZABETHTOWN — The annual Arthur G. Hooper Holiday Decorating Contest, sponsored by the Elizabethtown Social Center, will be judged Wednesday, Dec. 21, fr om 6 to 9:30 p.m. Homes and businesses in New Russia, Elizabethtown, and Lewis will be judged in categories of Most Original, Most Beautiful, ESSEX — The Adirondack Art Association and the Spirit of Christmas. Winners will have Gallery on Main St., in Essex will be open for their name engraved on a permanent plaque Christmas in Essex weekend Friday, Dec. 2; and receive a gift fr om the Elizabethtown SoSaturday, Dec. 3; and Sunday, Dec. 4 from 10 cial Center. Please call the Center at 873-6408 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Gallery will feature works with directions to your home if you wish to be by fifteen local artist and artisans. included in the contest.

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Dinner at Federated Church WESTPORT — There will be a baked ham and scalloped potato dinner on Thursday , Dec. 8, at the W estport Federated Chur ch. Serving starts 4:30 p.m. with takeouts available. Cost is $9 adults, $4 childr en 12 and under.

Post election dinner canceled KEESEVILLE — The post-election party scheduled for Dec. 3 at the Keeseville Knights of Columbus Hall has been canceled due to the many holiday conflicts.

Stocking raffle set ELIZABETHTOWN — The T iconderoga Federal Cr edit Union (TFCU) will again mark the beginning of the Christmas season by hanging three Giant 6-foot-tall, toy-filled Christmas stockings in their three branch locations, and allowing members to r egister their child or grandchild for a chance to win, through Tuesday, Dec. 20. The oversized stockings ar e curr ently on display in the lobby of the cr edit union’s three branch locations in T iconderoga, Port Henry and Elizabethtown. Winners will be contacted by phone and arrangements may be made to pick-up the stocking during the week of Dec. 20–24. For mor e information, visit or call 585-6725.

Off-beat party planned WHALLONSBURG — On Satur day, Dec. 10, the Grange, 1610 NYS Rt. 22, will hold its second annual Off-Beat Xmas Party, starting at 7:30 p.m. Featuring gr eat local musical groups Joan Crane and Friends, Plowman’s Lunch and The W annabes —singing and playing blues, folk, alt-country and a little bit of everything for the season. Refr eshments and good cheer on hand. It is $6 admission; 16 and under, $3. For more information, visit

Nature hike planned in Essex ESSEX — When stacking wood, putting up storm windows, and storing food in the pantry , have you wonder ed how wildlife pr epare for the long winter? You can get some answers on Saturday, Dec. 10, fr om 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. when Naturalist Alcott Smith leads a hike in the natural lands ar ound Essex and discusses how wildlife prepares for cold weather. Northeast Wilderness Trust (NWT) and Champlain Area Trails (CATS) are co-hosting the hike as part of the “Get W ild and Connected,” outdoor education series. Smith, a veterinarian and highly-skilled field naturalist, is an outstanding outdoor educator who presents a wide variety of ecology programs including “r eading” the natural landscape, finding and interpreting “signs” of wildlife, understanding bears and bobcats, and the ecology of timber rattlesnakes. Space for this event is limited; plan to spend the day hiking of f trail—bring lunch, layers, and good hiking shoes. Suggested donation is $10-20; Pr e-register by contacting Northeast Wilderness Trust, 802-452-7880, or at

Musical meditations set ELIZABETHTOWN — Noontime advent musical meditations will be presented at the United Church of Christ, 7580 Court St. On Dec. 5, 12, and 19 from 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. Music of Advent season will be presented Dec. 5 by or ganist Mary Lu Kristy. On Dec. 12, “Ya got treble” trio will be perform, and Dec. 19, pianist Russell Ames and Mary Lu Kirsty will play. Admission is free and donations accepted.

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Saturday, Dec. 3

ELLENBURG DEPO T — Book sale. Ellenburg Sarah A. Munsil Free Library, 5139 Route 11. 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $2 donation per grocery bag. PERU—Fall into Winter Christmas Craft Show, St. Augustine's Parish Center, 3030 Main St. 10 a.m.-3p.m. KEESEVILLE—Lasagna Party for new democratic candidates, Keeseville Knights of Columbus Hall, 1435 US Rte. 9, 4-7p.m. -963-7419 ROUSES POINT —Creative Memories Scrapbooking Open House and Workshop, Gaines Marina, 141 Lake St. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 297-7000. TICONDEROGA— A holiday luncheon hosted by Fort Ticonderoga Chapter 263 OES 12:30p.m. followed by the raffle at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $5. MORRISONVILLE — United Methodist Church Annual Christmas Gala, 1944 Route 22-B. 10 a.m.-3p.m. WILLSBORO —The annual Christmas Greens Tea, Willsboro Congregational Church, Route 22, 9 a.m.-3p.m. PLATTSBURGH —The Knights of the Rad Table, by the CCRS Drama Club, 7 p.m. Tickets $5 individual / $15 family. 846-7135 ext. 107. ROUSES POINT —Marine Toys for Tots train, Pratt Street Train Station, 68 Pratt Street, 4:30 p.m. MORRISONVILLE —North Country Squares Dance Club meets, Clinton County Fairgrounds, 84 Fairgrounds Road, Morrisonville. 7 p.m. 561-7167 or 492-2057. KEENE —Holiday Craft Bazaar, Keene Central School, 33 Market Street. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 946-8323.

ESSEX — Annual Christmas Bazaar, Essex Community Church, 2743 NYS Route 22, 10a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4

KEESEVILLE — Keeseville –Peru Ecumenical Choir rehearsal, St. John's Church,1804 Main St, 6:30-9 p.m. PLATTSBURGH —The Knights of the Rad Table, by the CCRS Drama Club, 2 p.m. Tickets $5 individual / $15 family. 846-7135 ext. 107.

Monday, Dec. 5

PLATTSBURGH — Scrabble game, Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102. CHAZY —3 Mile Club, Chazy Central Rural School, 609 Old Route 191, 6 p.m. $3. 578-7123. WILLSBORO—Hall Pass Tour Concert, Willsboro Central School Auditorium, 29 School Ln., 6-8 p.m. Bring non-perishable food item. 963-4456. ELIZABETHTOWN — United Church of Christ, Advent Noontime Meditations, with organist Mary Lu Kirsty. 7580 Court Street. ROUSES POINT — Christmas Card making class at Gaines Marina, 141 Lake St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Class with materials $20. 297-7000 or 206-4078.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

SARANAC — Saranac Hollow Jammers country music and dancing, Saranac Town Hall, 3662 Route 3, 6-9:30 p.m.

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293-7056. LAKE PLACID — Beginner African drumming class. Lake Placid Center for the Arts. 6-7 p.m. $10. 524-1834. CHAZY —3 Mile Club, Chazy Central Rural School, 609 Old Route 191, 6 p.m. $3. 578-7123. LAKE PLACID — African dance class. Lake Placid Center for the Arts. 7-8:30 p.m. $5. 791-9586. ELIZABETHTOWN — Pleasant Valley Chorale rehearsals. Elizabethtown Social Center, Route. 9. At 7 p.m. $12 for whole season. 873-7319.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

REDFORD — Saranac fiddlers performance. Assumption of Mary School. 6:30-9:30 p.m.. $2. 293-7031. CHAZY —3 Mile Club, Chazy Central Rural School, 609 Old Route 191, 6 p.m. $3. 578-7123. CHAZY —Dairy Day at Miner Institute, 1034 Miner Farm Road. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 846-7172 ext. 117. ELIZABETHTOWN—Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School, regular board of Education Meeting, 7530 Court St. 6 p.m. LAKE PLACID— “Computer/Technology Help Desk” InternetXpress Free informational workshop, Lake Placid Public Library,10-11:30 a.m. 523-3200

Thursday, Dec. 8

WESTPORT — Story hour, Westport Library, 6 Harris Lane, 10 a.m. Free. 962-8219. LAKE PLACID — Story hour, Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main St., 10:15 a.m. Free. 523-3200. DANNEMORA — Free gym-time for children, former Dannemora Elementary School, 40 Emmons St. 10 a.m.noon. 561-4999. MOOERS —The Mooers Good Fellowship Club Annual Christmas Party. St. Ann’s Church Hall, 3062 Route 11, noon. WESTPORT —Baked Ham and Scalloped Potato Dinner, Westport Federated Church. 6486 Main St. 4:30 p.m. $9

adults, $4 Children 12 and under. PLATTSBURGH — Journey Into Reading, Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reading for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Hosted at center court. CHAZY —3 Mile Club, Chazy Central Rural School, 609 Old Route 191, 6 p.m. $3. 578-7123. PLATTSBURGH — Coast Guard Auxiliary/Plattsburgh Flotilla 15-08 meeting and class, South Plattsburgh Volunteer Fire Department, 4244 State Route 22, 7 p.m. Classes in seamanship and crew qualification. New members welcome. 293-7185.

Friday, Dec. 9

CHAMPLAIN —Black Light Zumba Party, 6-7:30 p.m. St. Mary's Academy, Champlain, 1129 State Route 9. Donation $7. 493-7556 or 297-2500.

Saturday, Dec. 10

WILLSBORO — Midnight in Paris screening. Willsboro Central School. 8 p.m. $5, $2 for kids. MOOERS— Thank You party for the Town Council, Volunteers, Friends and the Community. Mooers Free Library located at 2430 Route 11. 2-5 p.m. CHAMPLAIN — Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Lawrence Paquette Park on Main Street, 6:30 p.m. SARANAC LAKE —The Belle of Amherst by William Luce, BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar Street. 7 p.m.Suggested donation $10, 946-8323. KEESEVILLE —Keeseville –Peru Ecumenical Choir Concert, St. John the Baptist Church, 1804 Main St, 7:30 p.m. WHALLONSBURG — Craft Bazaar, Whallonsburg Grange Hall, Route 22 and Whallons Bay Road 10 a.m.- 3p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 11

PERU —Keeseville –Peru Ecumenical Choir Concert, St. Augustine’s Church, 3030 Main Street, 7:30 p.m..



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December 3, 2011

Horace Nye residents receive a holiday visit from a ‘small’ crowd Elizabethtown-Lewis pre-k class brings holiday gifts

By Katherine Clark ELIZABETHTOWN — Seven preschool students brought holiday gifts and cheer to

residents of the Horace Nye Nursing Home on Nov. 22. The students sang “T ommy the T urkey“ and performed a poem thr ough sign language titled “We are thankful” in the dining room of the nursing home. After performing their song and sign language poem, audience members asked for an encor e and

clapped along while the students performed “Tommy the Turkey” again. Students Emily Hickey , Jackson Millir en, Savannah Ger hardt, Dillon Uvin, Alyssa Bronson, Dalton Garvey, and Lacey Herrling are students of the newly developed Children’s Development Gr oup at the school. The students have been visiting the seniors at Horace Nye at least once a month since the beginning of the school year with their teacher Jessica Drinkwine, teaching assistant Tara Stockwell and teacher ’s aide Jill Lobdell.

Drinkwine said she likes to get the students out for social interaction. “We try to get the kids out her e about once a month,” Drinkwine said. “I think both the groups like it, the kids and the adults.” For some students, like Dalton Garvey, the trip across the street is also a chance to visit relatives. After performing for residents, the students ventur ed down the hall the meet with the “Grandma,” as Drinkwine called her, Della Garvey, a resident of Horace Nye and Dalton’s great-great-grandmother.


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$375,000 grant brings center a step closer WILLSBORO — The town of Willsboro has been awarded a $375,000 to turn the former Willsboro school into the Champlain V alley Senior Community (CVSC), an assisted living facility. The town was r ecently awarded a $375,000 Community Development Block Grant through the Housing Trust Fund Corp. and New York State Homes and Renewal. The historic school building will be renovated into a 64-room facility that will allow ar ea seniors to r emain closer to home and live as independently as possible. “It’s going to save a building on a National Registry of Historic Places, pro vide an anchor business to the W illsboro hamlet, and be a central service to seniors in the North Country,”

town mor e financially effective. “It is going to provide facilities for senior citizens so they can stay close to their families and cr eate a number of jobs to take car e of these families, and should be another plus to W illsboro,” Hatch said. The former school, located at 10 Gilliland Lane, was built in 1929 and operated as the town’s central school for 72 years befor e closing 2001. The r ed brick school building will be converted into a facility to meet the needs of senior citizens while preserving its the historical and ar chitectural value. About 80 per cent of the existing walls will r emain, murals will be pr eserved, and the hallways and the gymnasium will r emain original. Schwartzberg said people will still r ecognize the former school when the project is complete, and the

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building will continue to meet historic regulations. The CVSC will include many services for residents such as meals, social activities, modern r ooms, 24hour aid assistance, transportation to area physicians and social trips, pr ovide medical management and many other services to promote an independent living arrangement for residents. There will also be a memory wing to accommodate residents with memory and or dementia-r elated conditions. The community will have studio and one-bedr oom apartments available to residents with views of the Boquet River. Community investors are crucial to raising the r emaining needed funds Schwartzberg said. “We do need the $300,000, so I hope to encourage local investors to help the pr oject stay on track,” he said, For mor e information, call (888) 963-1110.

ESSEX — Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus, car oling by the Willsboro Central School Music Department, a cookie-baking contest and a Reindeer Run are some of the many events planned for this year ’s Christmas in Essex V illage, which is set for Friday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 4. A tree-lighting ceremony and carols will kick off the celebration on Friday at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, Santa and Mrs. Claus are slated to arrive on the 9:30 a.m. ferry to shar e breakfast and cheer with children and parents at the Essex Fire House. Starting at 10 a.m. both Satur day and Sunday, shoppers can br owse for gifts and holiday decorations in the Essex shops, at the Adirondack Art Association and from holiday vendors at the historic Town Hall wher e a variety of pets will await petting and adoption under the auspices of NCSPCA. On Saturday shoppers will have the added treat of attending the annual Community Church Bazaar and Luncheon, which starts at 10 a.m. On Saturday at 1 p.m., Laura Abate, author of “Monster by the Masters,” and daughter of Sid Couchey , will sign her book at the Belden Noble Library. To add to the fun, the Essex Ice Cream Shop will present its popular holiday photo booth throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday’s schedule is packed with many additional events: Lunch at St. John’s Chur ch at noon, the Reindeer Run for children and adults at 12:45 p.m. (rain or shine), a Christmas cookie contest with a $50 prize at 2 p.m. and a holiday choral performance by the W illsboro Central School Music Department at 3 p.m. The choral performance will be followed by a cookie and cocoa r eception with the singers. Cookie bakers should bring at least one dozen cookies, half for tasting and half for sale.

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said Eli Schwartzber g, developer of Stone Br ook Properties. “We hope it will revitalize the hamlet while providing a service for area seniors.” Although Schwartzber g said the pr oject is still $300,000 short of beginning construction, the grant is an important funding source needed to make this project possible. “The CBDG is meant to be the last money needed to get the pr oject of f the ground,” Schwartzber g said. “It’s a huge help and it’s basically getting us over the finish line to begin construction.” The pr oject will lead to the cr eation of 30 full-time jobs, and in or der to meet grant r egulations, at least 18 of the jobs will benefit low- to moderate-income employees. Willsboro Town Supervisor Edwar d Hatch said the new facility will make the


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December 3, 2011

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The new job has also given him an opportunity to meet new people from the nity he hadn’t had a chance to meet since moving to the town. Van Olpen said it has WESTPORT — The Westport Library been r ewarding to meet patr ons of the liBoard of Trustees President Kathy Seguin recently welcomed Dan Van Olpen as the new brary and neighbors and to help people find the books they want. library dir ector on Nov . 17, r eplacing “In the short time I've been Stephen Smith. here I've met so many people Van Olpen, a r esident of and it’s nice to interact with Westport, is a former Amerinew people and help them Corps VIST A V olunteer and find a book they ar e looking current Board member of Literfor,” V an Olpen said. “I’m acy V olunteers of looking forwar d to meeting Essex/Franklin Counties. more people here.” Although he has never With the library’s rich histoworked in a library before, Van ry and ef ficient systems, V an Olpen said he has spent a gre at Olpen said he has no intention deal of time visiting libraries of making immediate changes. while getting his college edu“Right now I’m focusing on cation and while working with getting into the r outines children in the literacy pr oDan Van Olpen here,” he said. “It’s been a gram. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and very successful library . Maybe down the a master’s degree in education from the Uni- road there may be something I could bring r versity of Albany. The rich history of the ar ea in, but for now it’s a beautiful place thatuns and the beauty of the Adirondacks are what well.” Van Olpen also brings to the library his Van Olpen said dr ew him and his wife, Dicomputer skills, including Microsoft Office, ane Melin, to move to W estport five years Adobe Dr eamweaver and W ordPress. He ago from the Albany area. “I think the fact it’s a historic library and said he hopes he can bring his experiences into the library to be there for the communiwe have a good collection of history books ty. and being a community library is very imThe Westport Library is a non-profit eduportant,” Van Olpen said. cational association, located 6 Harris Lane. Over the past two weeks, Van Olpen said It maintains a unique collection of historic it has been a fun and intense experience as archives, provides Wi-Fi access and computthe new director. “It’s challenging but definitely fun, learn- er stations, featur es popular music pr oing a lot in a short period of time, which has grams and organizes festive holiday events. For additional information visit www.westbeen good,” he said.



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Whiteface Mountain opens for 54th season of skiing, riding slopes By Andy Flynn

ural snow. For the 19th consecutive year, Whiteface/Lake Placid has been selected as the top destination for Of f Hill Activities by r eaders of SKI Magazine. The 22nd annual WILMINGTON — Whiteface Mountain Ski Center opened for its 54th season to an enthusiastic cr owd Friday, Nov. 25, two days after a storm dumped 14 inches of fresh snow at the base lodge. Over the thr ee-day holiday weekend, ther e wer e more than 2,200 “skier visits” at Whiteface, accor ding to mountain manager Br uce McCulley. This is the second year in a r ow the ski center has opened for the season the day after Thanksgiving. Warm weather delayed the opening until Dec. 5 in 2009. And while the temperatures peaked in the 50s on Monday and T uesday, thr ee trails (Upper V alley, Lower Valley and Fox) accessed by the Face Lift chair remained open during the week. “We’ll probably have similar terrain open this weekend as we did last weekend,” McCulley said on Nov. 28. In addition to Face Lift, the Cloudsplitter Gondola is expected to be open again for Dec. 3-4, giving skiers a chance to enjoy the Excelsior and Summit Expr ess trails from Little Whiteface Mountain. Crews began blowing snow on the Olympic mountain Wednesday night, Nov. 16, and snow guns cover ed Upper Valley, Lower V alley and Fox preparing for opening day. “Crews have done a gr eat

survey also tabbed Whiteface Mountain, in W ilmington, as the fourth top ski r esort in the eastern United States. The rankings wer e announced in the magazine’s October special issue.

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KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville-Per u Ecumenical Choir will be performing two concerts. The first concert will be Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Churc h in Keeseville. The second concert will be Sunday , Dec. 1 1, 7:30 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Church in Peru. The choir is directed by Jeanette Woodruff and accompanied by Carol Bachand. The choir will be performing a variety of sacr ed and secular Christmas music. Admission is free.


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2011-12 Winter Sports Preview

ELIZABETHTOWN-LEWIS LIONS Girls varsity basketball

Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Willsboro Friday, Dec. 9 at IL/LL Wednesday, Dec. 14 Bye Friday, Dec. 16 v. Crown Pt. Monday, Dec. 19 v. Chazy Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Schroon Friday, Jan. 6 at MNCS Tuesday, Jan. 10 v. Westport Friday, Jan. 13 at Wells Wednesday, Jan. 18 v. Willsboro Friday, Jan. 20 v. Johnsburg Thursday, Jan. 26 Bye Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Chazy Friday, Feb. 3 v. Keene Thursday, Feb. 9 v. Schroon Lake Friday, Feb. 17 at Westport

Boys varsity basketball Wednesday, Dec. 7 Friday, Dec. 9 Tuesday, Dec. 13 Friday, Dec. 16 Tuesday, Dec. 20 Tuesday, Jan. 3 Friday, Jan. 6 Wednesday, Jan. 11 Friday, Jan. 13 Tuesday, Jan. 17 Friday, Jan. 20 Friday, Jan. 27 Tuesday, Jan. 31 Friday, Feb. 3 Friday, Feb. 10 Thursday, Feb. 16

v. Willsboro at IL/LL at LPCS v. Crown Pt at Chazy v. Schroon at MNCS at Westport at Wells at Willsboro v. Johnsburg v. LPCS v. Chazy Bye at Schroon v. Westport

Lady Lions look to be at the top of MVAC’s Div. I ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis Lady Lions ar e one year mor e experienced and r eady to be in the thick of the MVAC Division I basketball title hunt, looking to equal if not impr ove on their 124 mark in 2010-11. “We have talent and size,” head coach Don Ratliff said. “If we have fun playing together, then we will have success. We need to be happy for each other ’s success.” Last year ’s thr ee leading scor ers r eturn with plenty of varsity experience, with Kearsten Ashline entering her junior season and Shonna Br ooks and Lily Whalen entering their sophomor e seasons. Ratlif f also said that junior Kylee Cassavaugh is expected to be a key contributor for the Lady Lions. Clare Harwood is the lone senior on the team, which includes juniors Jen McGinn and Emily Morris; sophomor es Savanah Graves and Angel Barnes; and freshman Jasmin Barnes. Kylee Cassavaugh plays defense against Crown Point last season. The Lady Lions started the season 2-0. Ratliff is assisted by Richard Cutting. Photo by Nancy Frasier

Lions set to improve ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis boys varsity basketball team will look to experience in the backcourt to lead the squad in 2011-12. Head coach Ralph Holzhauer said that while the team will have str ong play in the guar d positions, ther e will still be things that the team has to work on. “We need to work on fr ee thr ows, r ebounding and turnover defense,” Holzhauer said. “We want to see impr ovement from November until February, and we hope to be competing with everyone.” Holzhauer said that he is looking for contributions from players such as EZ Diemand, Andy Mitchell and Zach Pelletier , along with other players, during the season. Holzhauer is assisted by Joe Huttig. Right, Lions center Andrew Mitchell.

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2011-12 Winter Sports Preview

AUSABLE VALLEY PATRIOTS Patriots ready for another strong season on courts Lady Patriots seek sectionals CLINTONVILLE — The AuSable Valley varsity boys basketball team will look to stay near the top of the Division II standings in 2011-12. The Patriots wer e 15-5 last season and will r eturn Br ody Douglass, who is on pace to br eak thr ough the 1,000-point scoring plateau this season. “ We e x p e c t t o b e c o m p e t i t i v e e v e r y game,” head coach Jamie Douglass said. “Our str engths will be our team speed and defensive tenacity . T o be successful we need to contest every shot, deny every


pass, and box every shot. We have only 10 players, but if each can fill their r ole, we can be a very good team. The team concept is important and everyone has a role if our team is going to each r its potential.” Douglass said that he is looking for the younger Douglass along with Connor Manning and Nick Rhino to have str ong years and be the team leaders as r eturning starters. Douglass also spoke about the new members of the squad. “Returning seniors Mike Hart and John Friday, Dec. 16

Wednesday, Dec. 7 Friday, Dec. 9 Monday, Dec. 12 Wednesday, Dec. 14 Friday, Dec. 16 Monday, Dec. 19 Wednesday, Dec. 21 Tuesday, Jan. 3 Wednesday, Jan. 4 Friday, Jan. 6 Monday, Jan. 9 Wednesday, Jan. 11 Friday, Jan. 13 Tuesday, Jan. 17 Wednesday, Jan. 18 Friday, Jan. 20 Friday, Jan. 27 Monday, Jan. 30


Wednesday, Nov. 30 Saturday, Dec. 3 Wednesday, Dec. 7 Saturday, Dec. 10 Wednesday, Dec. 14 Saturday, Dec. 17 Tuesday, Dec. 27 Wednesday, Dec. 28 Wednesday, Jan. 4 Wednesday, Jan. 11 Tuesday, Jan. 17 Saturday, Jan. 21 Barry Livermore Wednesday, Jan. 25 Wednesday, Feb. 8 Saturday, Feb. 11 Friday, Feb. 24 Saturday, Feb. 25 Boys swimming Friday, Dec. 9 Tuesday, Dec. 13

at BCS v. PHS at Saranac v. Peru v. Willsboro at NCCS at Moriah at Ti Bye v. BCS at PHS v. Saranac at Peru at Willsboro v. NCCS v. Moriah v. Ti Bye

Pentathlon at AVCS Relay carnival at FA v. FA at FA Mid. Invite at PHS v. PHS, FA v. PHS at PHS v. PHS Sectional meet at PSUC

Tuesday, Dec. 20 Tuesday, Jan. 3 Friday, Jan. 6 Friday, Jan. 13 Tuesday, Jan. 17 Friday, Jan. 20 Tuesday, Jan. 31 Friday, Feb. 3 Saturday, Feb. 11

Girls varsity basketball

at Peru at Saranac Early Bird v. Saranac at Glens Falls Tournament at NAC at Granville Tournament Pellerin Dual at BCS

Friday, Dec. 9 Wednesday, Dec. 14 Friday, Dec. 16 Wednesday, Dec. 21 Wednesday, Jan. 4 Friday, Jan. 6 Wednesday, Jan. 11 Friday, Jan. 13 Tuesday, Jan. 17 Thursday, Jan. 19 Thursday, Jan. 26 Tuesday, Jan. 31 Thursday, Feb. 2 Tuesday, Feb. 7 Thursday, Feb. 9 Tuesday, Feb. 14

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Boys varsity basketball

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Preseason meet at PHS at PHS

Thursday, Dec. 8 Tuesday, Dec. 13 Thursday, Dec. 15 Tuesday, Dec. 20 Tuesday, Jan. 3 Thursday, Jan. 5 Tuesday, Jan. 10 Thursday, Jan. 12 Wednesday, Jan. 18 Friday, Jan. 20 Friday, Jan. 27 Wednesday, Feb. 1 Friday, Feb. 3 Wednesday, Feb. 8 Friday, Feb. 10 Wednesday, Feb. 15

Hickey will be depended upon for their ro l e s a s d e f e n d e r s a n d s h o o t e r s , ” D o u glass added. “Junior Austin Depo is an inside/outside thr eat, Nate Casey is a shooting guar d and Garth Benway is a welcomed addition as the big man thr eat inside. Sophomor es Shane Douglas will get the starting nod at guar d, and Brandon Br ooks is a tall left hander that should prove to be a great addition to our team.” Douglass is assisted by Kevin Douglas and Bob Hamilton.

Grapplers seek to improve in new season CLINTONVILLE — The AuSable Valley varsity wr estling pr ogram will look to continue to impr ove on the mats as the 2011-12 season takes shape. The team will be led by senior captains Matt Lamere and Dan Papa, along with fellow senior Joseph Parker. Kodie Simpson is the lone junior on the squad, joined by sophomor es Logan Blaise, Rielly Peck and Justin Steady. Freshmen include Keith Christensen, Scott Cumber , Dustin Drake and Kendra Niemann. Dylan Baker represents the eighth grade on the squad, which also includes seventh graders Charles Dashnaw, Jeremiah Deleo, Elijah Gainer, Ridall Kirchner, Joe Leclair, Casey Spear and Ryan Steady. The Patriots are coached by John Dukett with Kenny Baker and Carl Benware.

Bye at Moriah v. NAC at Peru v. Saranac at Seton v. PHS v. Ti at BCS at NAC v. Saranac Lake v. Moriah at NCCS Bye v. Seton at Ti

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CLINTONVILLE — The AuSable Valley indoor track and field team will look for a strong season in the jumps and sprints on both teams in 2011-12. “The boys’ str engths ar e all jumps and sprints, while the girls ar e str ong in shot put, jumps and sprints,” head coach Sean Ganter said. “James Rock is a eturning r state

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CLINTONVILLE — While the AuSable Valley Lady Patriots enter the 201 1-12 season with leading scorer Alexis Coolidge, the girls varsity basketball team brings a lot of experience back to compete for a CVAC Division II title. Senior center Alexis Facteau and fr eshman point guar d Meghan Str ong r eturn as starters to the Patriots lineup, which comes off a 16-4 campaign in 2010-11 “Our strengths should be team speed and cohesion,” head coach Roger Long said. “W e will have to work on team r ebounding and defense.” Senior Cammey Keyser and sophomor e Taylor Saltus also were key contributors last season and will be expected to deliver more this season. Long said the team is striving to re peat as Division II champions and br eak thr ough the Sectional ceiling and capture the Class B title. Alexias Ryan and Sam Lor eman join fellow seniors Keyser and Facteau on the r oster, along with juniors Haley T aylor, Sierra Snow and Courtney Roy; sophomore Saltus and freshman Strong. Long is assisted by Nicole Dirolf.

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2011-12 Winter Sports Preview

WESTPORT EAGLES Girls varsity basketball Tuesday, Dec. 6 Friday, Dec. 9 Wednesday, Dec. 14 Friday, Dec. 16 Monday, Dec. 19 Wednesday, Jan. 4 Friday, Jan. 6 Tuesday, Jan. 10 Friday, Jan. 13 Wednesday, Jan. 18 Friday, Jan. 20 Thursday, Jan. 26 Wednesday, Feb. 1 Friday, Feb. 3 Thursday, Feb. 9 Friday, Feb. 17

v. Chazy v. Keene at Willsboro at Wells at Schroon Lake Bye v. Johnsburg at ELCS at Crown Point at Chazy at MNCS v. Willsboro v. Schroon Lake v. IL/LL Bye v. ELCS

Boys varsity basketball Wednesday, Dec. 7 Friday, Dec. 9 Tuesday, Dec. 13 Friday, Dec. 16 Tuesday, Dec. 20 Tuesday, Jan. 3 Friday, Jan. 6 Wednesday, Jan. 11 Friday, Jan. 13 Tuesday, Jan. 17 Friday, Jan. 20 Friday, Jan. 27 Tuesday, Jan. 31 Friday, Feb. 3 Friday, Feb. 10 Thursday, Feb. 16

at Chazy v. Keene v. Willsboro at Wells v. Schroon Lake at Lake Placid v. Johnsburg v. ELCS at Crown Point v. Chazy at MNCS at Willsboro at Schroon Lake v. IL/LL v. Lake Placid at ELCS

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WESTPORT — The Westport Lady Eagles varsity girls basketball program will look to get back to the top of the Section VII/Class D mountain with their calling card of tough, aggressive defense. “Our team defense will be the key contributor,” head coach Hokey McKinley said.

“We want to be applying continuous defensive pressure and running the floor.” McKinley said that the team will look to continue throughout the year and is er ady to put in the effort. See WESTPORT, page 25


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2011-12 Winter Sports Preview

SARANAC LAKE RED STORM Red Storm boys hockey team set to defend Section VII championship SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Red Storm boys hockey team will look to defend their Section VII championship with a strong leadership core. “We have thr ee gr eat captains in Devin Darrah, Kyle Dora and Matt Phelan,” head coach W ill Ellsworth said. “W e have gr eat chemistry thus far in pr e-season under our junior and senior leadership.” Darrah and Dora return as members of the All-CVAC team. “I look to these two players to continue to dominate in our league,” Ellsworth said. While ther e is a lot of leadership, Ellsworth said that he is concerned with the team depth, along with the need to find a new goalkeeper. “We do not have the depth that we have had in the past,” Ellsworth said. “If our

rookies continue to get out of their comfort zones, they will crack the lineup. Although Blake Darrah has a bit of an edge for goalie, Pat Woodward has had a gr eat pr e-season and will be battling for time in net.” Devin Darrah, Dora and W oodward ar e joined by senior classmates Alec McLean and Tyler Curry. Juniors include Jacob Garr ett, Grant Strack, Quinn Ur quhart and Nicholas Braynus join Phelan on the oster, r along with sophomores Blake Darrah, Deryck Huyck, Bradley Shumway, Blake Battistoni, Chris Spicer and David Cluckey; along with fre shmen Ethan Sawyer , Ivan Irvine and T revor Keough. Eighth grader Justin Farmer ounds r out the roster. Ellsworth is assisted by Shawn O’Brien.

Lady Storm prepared for season SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Lady Red Storm basketball team will look to catch a few teams by surprise in 2011-12. “We ar e going to try and be competitive with a lot of the teams in the league,” head coach David Zerrahn. “W e can potentially surprise a few teams. W e want to be mor e competitive game in and game out and improving as the season goes.” Zerrahn said that the team has seven players that ar e entering their first year of varsity competition who will need to “gr ow into their roles.” Zerrahn said that the team will be helped by their quickness, aggr essiveness and height, but will need to work on their teamwork and focus during the season. “Any of the starting five have the potential to have big games with some new starters being able to contribute,” he said. Jazzmyn Tuthill, Kailyn Walker-Law and Marissa Farmer ar e the thr ee seniors on squad, and are joined by juniors Marisa McDonough, Megan Kilr oy, Megan Moody , MiKayla Ploof, Nicole V iscardo, Regan Kieffer, Remy Orticelle and Rita Munn.

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Jazzmyn Tuthill is one of three seniors. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Red Storm boys Lady Red Storm ready for courts hockey readied SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake varsity boys basketball team will look to make waves in the Champlain V alley Athletic Conference in 2011-12. Seniors on the r oster include Ben Monty, Jamaal T uthill, Matt Clark and Ricky Schmidt. Juniors include Harley Stankus, Kellen Munn, Kevin Mor gan, Michael Burpoe, Teddy Yanchitis, Thomas Lester and TJ Monroe.

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Lady Red Storm girls hockey team is pr eparing for the 201 1-12 season with a balanced roster. MacKenzie Cotter, Jane Swartz and Jessica Br ockway ar e the trio of seniors on the squad and ar e joined by juniors Jor dynne McDougall, Sierra Nye and Sydney Battistoni; sophomor es Kennedy Snyder , Hanna Courcelle, Jillian Martin, McKayla Duf fy, Maggie Darrah and Cassitty Rose; freshmen Maureen Swartz and Katey Snyder; eighth graders Ashley Roddy , Bridgit Sullivan, Brooke Walker, Chloe Peer, Danielle Patraw and Kate Stevens; and seventh grader Cameron Snyder.

Friday, Dec. 2 v. Niskayuna Saturday, Dec. 3 v. Burnt Hills-S Casey McHugh Memorial Tourney Wednesday, Dec. 14 at NCCS Friday, Dec. 16 v. Tupper Lake Wednesday, Dec. 21 v. N-NCS Wednesday, Jan. 4 v. Saranac Friday, Jan. 6 v. Northwood Saturday Jan. 7 v. PHS Tuesday, Jan. 10 v. Lake Placid Monday, Jan. 16 at St. Lawrence Wednesday, Jan. 18 at BCS Friday, Jan. 20 at OFA tourney Saturday, Jan. 21 at OFA tourney Saturday, Jan. 28 v. Canton Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Saranac Friday, Feb. 3 at LP Carnival Saturday, Feb. 4 at LP Carnival Monday, Feb. 6 v. NCCS Monday, Feb. 13 v. BCS Wednesday, Feb. 15 at PHS

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December 3, 2011

2011-12 Winter Sports Preview

TUPPER LAKE LUMBERJACKS Three on cross country squad TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Lake Central School cr oss-country ski head coach Sarah Bencze will take three athletes into the 201112 season. The roster includes Lauren Bouck, Gretchen O’Leary and Lindsay Yamrick.

Hockey team set to improve TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake boys varsity hockey team scor ed a pair of wins and ties last season and will try to impr ove on that mark in 2011-12. Head coach Dan Cook will look to a o r ster that includes seniors John Bujold, Bryan

Geiger, Rick LaLonde, Rob LaLonde and Pierson St. Pierre. Juniors on the r oster include Josh Fletcher, Jon Kopp, Cam Gillis, Mackenzie RentasLanthier and Marcus Richer. Sophomores include Matt Corr ow, Kris Cr ouse, Br oyce Guerette, Hudson Sparks and Chace Toohey. Freshmen Nathaniel Boyea, Gabe Burns, Ben Geiger, Dylan Lohr and Josh Pickering, along with eighth-graders Elliott Fletcher , Tim Fuller and Thomas Sexton, r ound out the Lumberjack roster. Cook is assisted by Jerry Hayes.

Lady hoopsters set for season TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake Lady Lumberjacks varsity basketball team will look to improve on their three win total from last season with a core of senior leadership. Carley Aldridge, Kristin Bickfor d, Paige Duckett, Cierra North, Amber Pickering,

Sam Sanfor d and Kelsie St. Louis all enter the 2011-12 season as seniors and are joined on the roster by juniors Christine Kelly and Katie Stuart; sophomor e Lizzie Zur ek; and freshman Lindsay Maroun. The Lady Lumberjacks are coached by Jennifer Cook.

Boys hoopsters seek wins TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake varsity boys basketball team will look to get back to winning ways in 201 1-12 under head coach Steve Skiff. Senior r oster members include Nick Boushie, Colton Clark, Damon Cole, Jor dan Garrow, Garrett Planty and Tim Larkin. Juniors Nich Bourbeau, Austin Dukette and Brock Tarbox are joined on the roster by sophomores Mitch Keniston and Mor gan Stevens.

Boys hockey

Saturday, Dec. 3 Wednesday, Dec. 7 Friday, Dec. 9 Saturday, Dec. 10 Wednesday, Dec. 14 Friday, Dec. 16 Tuesday, Dec. 20 Wednesday, Dec, 28 Wednesday, Jan. 4 Saturday, Jan. 7 Wednesday, Jan. 11 Friday, Jan. 13 Saturday, Jan. 14 Wednesday, Jan. 18 Saturday, Jan. 21 Wednesday, Jan. 25 Wednesday, Feb. 1 Wednesday, Feb. 8 Friday, Feb. 10

Girls varsity basketball Wednesday, Nov. 30 Friday, Dec. 2 Tuesday, Dec. 6 Thursday, Dec. 8 Monday, Dec. 12 Tuesday, Dec. 20 Wednesday, Dec. 21 Tuesday, Dec. 27 Wednesday, Dec. 28 Friday, Jan. 6 Tuesday, Jan. 10 Friday, Jan. 13 Tuesday, Jan. 17 Thursday, Jan. 19 Monday, Jan. 30 Thursday, Feb. 2 Monday, Feb. 6 Thursday, Feb. 9

Boys varsity basketball Thursday, Dec. 1 Saturday, Dec. 3 Monday, Dec. 5 Thursday, Dec. 8 Tuesday, Dec. 20 Thursday, Dec. 22 Thursday, Dec. 29 Thursday, Jan. 5 Monday, Jan. 9 Thursday, Jan. 12 Tuesday, Jan. 17 Friday, Jan. 20 Monday, Jan. 30 Friday, Feb. 3 Tuesday, Feb. 7 Friday, Feb. 10

v. NCCS at OFA v. Malone v. Massena v. OFA at Saranac Lake v. Lake Placid at Saranac at Salmon River v. PHS v. Canton at Malone Malone tourney at Potsdam at SLC v. N-NCS at N-NCS at TI/Alex Bay v. SLC

at Saranac Lake v. Saranac Lake v. Clifton-Fine v. Chateaugay at M-W V. C-P at Clifton-Fine at St. Regis Tourney at P-H v. E-K at St. Regis at Chateaugay v. M-W at C-P v. P-H at E-K v. St Regis

at M-W tourney at Saranac Lake at Clifton-Fine at Chateaugay v. C-P v. Clifton-Fine v. Saranac Lake v. P-H at E-K v. St Regis v. Chateaugay v. M-W at C-P at P-H v. E-K at St. Regis

LAKE PLACID BLUE BOMBERS Lady Bombers seek repeat C title LAKE PLACID — The defending Section VII/Class C champions will look to er place a lot of scoring under firstyear girls basketball head coach Jeff Potter. The Lake Placid Lady Blue Bombers will bring back experience to the 201 1-12 r oster, now minus school all-time

scoring champion Megan Riley. “Our three seniors have 10 years of combined varsity experience,” Potter said. “W e should play tough team defense and be quick up the floor. W e will need a total team ef fort for 32 minutes every night, playing solid

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Girls varsity basketball Friday, Dec. 9 Wednesday, Dec. 14 Friday, Dec. 16 Wednesday, Dec. 21 Wednesday, Jan. 4 Friday, Jan. 6 Wednesday, Jan. 11 Friday, Jan. 13 Tuesday, Jan. 17 Thursday, Jan. 19 Thursday, Jan. 26 Tuesday, Jan. 31 Thursday, Feb. 2 Tuesday, Feb. 7 Thursday, Feb. 9 Tuesday, Feb. 14

Boys varsity basketball Wednesday, Dec. 7 Friday, Dec. 9 Tuesday, Dec. 13 Friday, Dec. 16 Tuesday, Dec. 20 Tuesday, Jan. 3 Friday, Jan. 6 Wednesday, Jan. 11 Friday, Jan. 13 Tuesday, Jan. 17 Friday, Jan. 20 Friday, Jan. 27

v. AVCS at Seton v. Ti v. PHS at BCS at NAC at Saranac Lake at Moriah v. NCCS at Ti at Peru v. Seton v. Saranac at AVCS v. NAC v. Moriah

at Schroon Lake v. Johnsburg v. ELCS at Keene at Willsboro v. Westport v. Wells at Chazy v. IL/LL v. Schroon Lake at Crown Point at ELCS

Tuesday, Jan. 31 Friday, Feb. 3 Friday, Feb. 10 Thursday, Feb. 16

v. Willsboro at MNCS at Westport v. Chazy

Boys Hockey

Saturday, Nov. 26 Friday, Dec. 2

LPHS Jamboree Burnt Hills/ Scotia Saturday, Dec. 3 TBA Casey McHugh Memorial Tournament Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Saranac Wednesday, Dec. 14 at FA Tuesday, Dec. 20 at Tupper Lake Wednesday, Dec. 28 South G.F. Thursday, Dec. 29 TBA Skip Brush Memorial, Middlebury Wednesday, Jan. 4 at BCS Tuesday, Jan. 10 at Saranac Lake Saturday, Jan. 14 v. C-Homer Sunday, Jan. 15 v. Whitesboro Tuesday, Jan. 17 v. NCCS Saturday, Jan. 21 at PHS Saturday, Jan. 28 v. Fulton Tuesday, Jan. 31 v. BCS Friday, Feb. 3 v. Saranac Lake Saturday, Feb. 4 TBA LPHS Winter Carnival Tourney Tuesday, Feb. 7 v. PHS Monday, Feb. 13 v. Saranac Wednesday, Feb. 15 at NCCS

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Westport Continued from page 22 “They have a positive attitude and willingness to work hard,” McKinley said. “We want to see improvement as individuals and a team. We will be competitive, but there are some other very good teams. Our goal is to be playing in March.” The Eagles return three senior starters in Willa McKinley, Allison Sherman and Karlee McGee, along with sophomor e starter Brendee Russell. The r oster also includes seniors Mallory Sudduth, Emily French, Delany Sears, Karin Dorsey and Dorie Souris; junior Ashley Quaglietta; and sophomor es Sarah Looby , Felicia Kurth and Samantha Roy.

Eagles boys seek experience WESTPORT — The defending boys Division III MV AC champions will not get the chance to defend their title in 2011-12. That’s because the Mountain and V alley Athletic Conference has returned to its twodivision format for the new season, moving the Westport Eagles fr om D-III to their old familiar home in D-I, pr eviously known as the northern division. The Eagles will have to deal with a very young team this season, having lost six of their top players fr om the championship roster to graduation, leaving only thr ee returning players in seniors Cooper Saywar d and Ethan Markwica along with junior Gabe Schrauf. New to the 2011-12 roster are seniors Alex Steele and Gabe Palmer; juniors Jack Newberry, Garrett Reynolds and Zack Wetmore; and sophomor es R yan Davis, James Morrcette, Dominic Banish and James Stone. Head coach Michael “Ike” Tyler said that the team’s str ength will be its speed, but that everyone will have to work to improve on the skill sets throughout the season. Tyler is assisted by Brad Rascoe.


be competitive against most teams. We have some athletes with good chances to qualify Continued from page 21 for the state meet.” meet qualifier in triple jump and will comSeniors on the squad include Raychel pete in long and triple jumps and sprints; Agoney, Bryce Allen, Megan Colby , Leann Paul For d will compete in the high jump, Cook, Amanda Hamilton, Chris LaFounhurdles and sprints; Jonathan LaDieu will taine and James Rock. compete in long jump and sprints. Juniors are Michaela Courson, Paul Ford, “For the girls, Raychel Agoney will comCollin Fuller , Jonathan LaDieu, Noah pete in shot put; Bryce Allen in long and Lawrence, Jonathan Luxon, Rebecca Newell triple jumps and sprints; and Amanda and Ridge Perkett. Hamilton will be in several events.” Sophomores include Alyssa Baughn, Zach Ganter said the key for the season will be Crowningshield, Josh Ducharme, Ashlee to develop the younger members of the team Estes, Tiffany Evans and Haley Sprague. in order to have a competitive season. Freshmen Hunter Guennel and Brandon “There is much potential on this team,” Ruocco also join the squad along with sevGanter said. “The athletes ar e impr oving, enth-graders Erin Butler, Haley Passino and having fun and ar e competitive. We should Maranda Rock.

Lake Placid Girls hockey

Wednesday, Nov. 30 Friday, Dec. 2 Monday, Dec. 5 Friday, Dec. 9 Saturday, Dec. 10 Tuesday, Dec. 13 Friday, Dec. 16 Monday, Dec. 19 Wednesday, Dec. 21

at Canton v. Oswego v. Potsdam at Skaneateles at Ithaca v. Salmon River at BCS v. Saranac Lake at Salmon River

Alternative giving with United Way

Night of music in Westport

Christmas bazaar slated

PLATTSBURGH — Volunteers will be partnering with United Way to offer alternative gift options at Champlain Centr e this holiday season. The purpose of this gift-giving event is to create awar eness in our community , bring people together, support or ganizations that serve us all collectively , and move away from giving material gifts as a way to appre ciate friends and family. Shoppers can choose wher e to donate a gift in someone's name fr om the 39 or ganizations under United Way. There will be informed volunteers pr esent who can explain where a donor's money will be used. Shoppers will receive a holiday card and a certificate explaining where they donated and under whose name. The pr oceeds fr om this event will go towards the United Way, which is currently in a campaign to reach $775,000. The table will be set up in Champlain Centre on Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WESTPORT — The W estport Federated Church will pr esent a T raditional Russian Sacred and Folk Music evening on Friday , Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. An of fering will be r eceived. For mor e information, contact 9628293 or visit

ESSEX — On Dec. 3, the annual Christmas Bazaar at Essex Community Chur ch will be held from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Ther e will be a large food sale, Christmas table, handmade crafts, Essex calendars and sweatshirts, along with soup and sandwich lunch served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., with pr oceeds going to benefit local missions.

Vendors sought for craft fair ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center is curr ently accepting vendors for their second annual Christmas Craft Fair, which will be held on Friday , Dec. 9, fr om 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and possibly Satur day, Dec. 10, depending on intere st. More information is available at, or on Facebook. You may also email info@ or call 873-6408 with any questions.

Festival of Trees set KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville Good Shepherd Chur ch of the Nazar ene will be presenting the second annual festival of Trees on Dec. 2-4 at the chur ch on 124 Hill St. The Festival of Trees is a community celebration of this holiday via 35- 50 decorated themed trees. Area businesses and agencies have been invited to participate by decorating or sponsoring a tree. In addition, a fully operational model railroad is included in the festivities. There is no charge for the event. Hours for the open house ar e 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, 1 to 6 p.m on Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday . For information, call 834-9408.

Playgroup has openings

Thursday, Dec. 29 Friday, Dec. 30 Saturday, Jan. 7 Monday, Jan. 9 Wednesday, Jan. 11 Wednesday, Jan. 18 Friday, Jan. 20 Monday, Jan. 23 Thursday, Jan. 26 Friday, Jan. 27 Monday, Jan. 30

Saranac Lake Tournament v. Albany Acad. v. BCS at Potsdam v. Canton at Albany Acad. at St. Lawrence at Saranac Lake at Alex. Bay v. Massena

items raffled. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. followed by the raf fle at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $5 which includes lunch and eight raf fle tickets. Additional tickets will be available. The cost is eight tickets for $5. This pr oject benefits Fort T iconderoga Chapter and other chapters in the ClintonEssex District of the OES.

25th Anniversary for Chorale Valley

ELIZABETHTOWN —In celebration of its 25th anniversary , the Pleasant V alley ESSEX — The Lakeside School curr ently Chorale will pr esent a multi-cultural holihas openings for its weekly playgr oup, day pr ogram, “Cloches d’Ar gent,” translaMountain Tots. Mountain T ots welcomes tion: Silver Bells, in two concerts: Friday , children fr om birth to age thr ee and their Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Community parents, grandpar ents, or other car egivers. Church, and again on Sunday , Dec. 1 1 at 3 The program is a great opportunity for famp.m. at the United Chur ch of Christ in Elizilies to meet and support each other during abethtown. their childr en’s early years and to benefit The pr ogram featur es holiday selections from the unique educational experience that in a variety of languages, including car ols by Lakeside offers. Robert Shaw , Robert De Cormier , and The pr ogram meets on Friday mornings Camille Saint-Saens. This program will also from 8:45 to 11 am at Black Kettle Farm in Esfeature the musical talents of Jeris Fre nch on sex. violin, Laur el Rule on cello, flautist Hans For more information or to register, please Himelein and per cussion by W arren Gallic. contact the Lakeside School at 963-7385. Admission to the concerts is fr ee, with a good-will donation accepted at the door. For more information, contact the Elizabethtown Social Center at 873-6408. KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville Elks MeTICONDEROGA — Fort T iconderoga morial Service will be held Sunday , Dec. 4, Chapter #263 OES will host a holiday lunchwith the Candlelight Service beginning at 5 p.m. A buffet will follow. This is the Elks way eon Satur day, Dec. 3, followed by a teacup BUY-SELL-TRADE raffle at the Masonic T emple on Montcalm of honoring their deceased members. with the Classified Superstore Street in Ticonderoga. There will be over 30

Memorial service set

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Youth Commission rumors lead to tense board meeting in Westport By Katherine Clark WESTPORT — Rumored cuts to the Youth Commission created unrest between members of the Youth Commission boar d and the town council. Youth commission members, par ents and ar ea students filled the town council meeting on Nov . 22 to show support for Youth Commission Director Elizabeth Lee after hearing r umors the position would be cut from the 2012 budget. An email sent to a few Youth Commission members on Nov . 18 insinuated the town council was looking into a personnel issue within the Youth Commission board. Westport r esident Katherine Cramer opened the discussion, speaking in favor of r etaining the Youth Commission dir ec-

tor. “The children of the county ar e already taking budget cuts,” Cramer said. “I think firing the youth commission dir ector at this point would be a very bad move in the wrong direction.” Westport Town Supervisor Daniel Connell interjected, stating the r umor stemmed from a discussion held during an executive session concerning Youth Commission personnel. The comments wer e not meant for public disclosur e but Connell said they had nothing to do with the possible discharge of Lee. “There was a discussion in executive session of personnel. Apparently someone decided to go outside of executive session with this discussion, and we have a r oom full of people,” Connell said. The position of Youth Commission di-

rector has been listed in the 2012 Westport budget at $7,000, as part of the $30,000 Youth Commission budget. Connell said the boar d examined the Youth Commission budget as they had any other town department, but because of information disclosed by a boar d member , the public was misinformed. “The fact is there is nothing on the table to remove, displace, or cut back the salary of the youth director,” Connell said. Members of the audience, par ents, Youth Commission members and the general public spoke to the boar d for mor e than an hour , discussing the r elationship between the town council and the Youth Commission. “It does seem ther e is a lot of tension when the Youth Commission comes in to the boar d,” Youth Commission boar d

member and Bridgette Blemel said after the meeting. “I'm glad the boar d got to hear fr om the community and hear what the people feel.” Connell said after the meeting he believed everyone at the meeting was given a chance to voice their opinion, but he said the whole situation could have been avoided if information said during an executive session wasn’t divulged to the public and misinterpreted. “I think its unfortunate when boar d can’t go into executive session and the outcome are those discussions ar e repeated at a public meeting,” Connell said. Connell said he hoped a similar issue wouldn’t occur in the future and felt it was unfortunate the children of the community had to see their superiors in such a ways.

NCSPCA golf tourney a success

People line the railroad tracks at the Depot Station inWestport to watch as the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train made its way through the North Country Monday, Nov. Photo by Keith Lobdell 28.

WESTPORT — Oct. 7 was a beautiful North Country fall day, and 83 golfers had an excellent time at the North Country SPCA “Gimme Shelter” golf tournament, hosted by the Westport Country Club. With the help of our major sponsors, Egglefield For d in Elizabethtown, Lor eman’s in Keeseville, the Furnace Point Lane Gang, William McHone/Marketed by Wm, and James and Lonnie For cier, all in W estport, and donations from over 60 area businesses and individuals, the NCSPCA cleared $6,603 for the new shelter fund, which will be matched $1 for $1 by a Matching Fund. This results in $13,206 for the construction of the new shelter. John Hall, of the Westport Country Club, and a generous animal lover, took great care to pr ovide all the elements needed for a wonderful day at a gr eat golf course. The day began with shelter dogs and cats mixing with the crowd at registration, and ended with appetizers and a buf fet dinner for the hungry golfers. Every hole had both sponsor recognition and also poems and artwork from the students at Westport Central School. Two months ago, a group of Westport residents brainstormed on how to help the new shelter while the Matching Fund was in effect, and came up with the idea for this first ever NCSPCA golf benefit. The team was led by W illiam McHone, and included John Hall, Pat Ingram, Molly Kasriels, and Linda Rockefeller, all fr om Westport, and Susan Arena and Pat T ivnan fr om the NCSPCA board.

‘Fashion for Passion,’ show raises money for North Country SPCA MINEVILLE — The fourth annual “Fashion for Passion” show, a benefit to support the North Country SPCA, was held Sunday , Nov. 6, at the VFW in Mineville. Over 225 people plus 45 models attended the soldout show , called “W inter Wonderland.” Local high school and elementary students along with local business owners and NCSPCA boar d members took to the r unway to raise money for the shelter in Westport. “It was fun to wear a white tuxedo and escort the girls down the r unway—plus we were helping the shelter ,” Seventeen-year-old Richie Stockwell said. The models wore the latest in prom and wedding dresses. Fashions wer e pr ovided by Port Henry’s Fashion Corner Bridal Boutique. Charmaine Lafountain made dresses for all the youngest models. Natalie Clark, owner of the Fashion Corner was excited to have her granddaughter, Heidi Clark, model Princess Kate’s royal wed-

Models at the Fashion for Passion show includes, from left, Whitney Salerno, Mike Mero, Natasha Pratt, Trevor Cheney, Cassie Lapier, Zack Beeman, Sara Rancour and Tristan Shappy. ding dress and replicas of the royal crown and earrings. Many local businesses and individuals donated items for prizes. Hotel weekend getaways, hand-painted

Christmas ornaments, AAA memberships, golf packages and decoratively crafted items wer e among the over 75 prizes. CK Coin from WOKO 98.9

was a superb master of ceremonies. CJ’s music selections and narration added to the enchantment of the evening. The event surpassed last

year ’s total, raising nearly $8,000. Committee members are Ronnie Cunningham, Bonnie Cutting, Linell Decker, L ynn Donahue, Jane Melick, Sue Nephew, Jill Sh-

pur and Jean V osburg. They’re alr eady busy planning next year ’s event, which will be held the first Sunday in November of next year.

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ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 800494-3586 ATTENTION DIABETICS ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE Talking Meter and diabetic testing supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 1-888-314-9244. CASH FOR CARS Any Make or Model! Free Towing. Sell it TODAY. Instant offer: 1-800-8645784 CASH FOR CARS: CASH FOR CARS: All Cars/Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Any Make/Model. Call For Instant Offer: 1-800-864-5960 CASH PAID CASH PAID for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS- up to $17/Box! Most brands. Shipping Prepaid. FAST payment. Ask for Emma 1-888-776-7771 DID YOU USE THE OSTEOPOROSIS DID YOU USE THE OSTEOPOROSIS DRUG FOSAMAX (Alendronate)? If you experienced a femur fracture (upper leg), you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Attorney Charles Johnson 1800-535-5727 DIRECTV $0 DIRECTV $0 Start Costs! 285+ Channels! Starts $29.99/mo FREE HBO/Showtime/Starz/Cinemax 3 Months + FREE HD Channels + FREE HD/DVR Upgrade! FREE Installation! $0 Start! (800) 3296061 DIRECTV $29.99/MO DIRECTV $29.99/mo $0 Start Costs! Free HBO CINEMAX SHOWTIME STARZ! FREE HD/ DVR! Free Installation! We're "Local" Installers! 800-355-4203 DIRECTV FALL SPECIAL! DIRECTV Fall Special! Free HD DVR & 3HD Receive Upgrades, FREE HD Every Room PLUS 3 MO FREE HBO|Showtime|Starz|Cinew/ Qualifying Pkgs Till 12/5! 866-397-2788 DISH NETWORK lowest nationwide price $19.99/MO. FREE HBO/ Cinemax/Starz FREE Blockbuster FREE HD-DVR and install. Next day install 1-800-306-5814

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FIREWOOD-MIXED HARDWOOD Firewood-Mixed Hardwood, $240 per full cord delivered. Free delivery within 20 miles of Westport. 518-962-4688.

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18,930 direct m ail distribution to every home in Essex and Fr anklin Counties plus an additional 1,51 3 copies available on ne wstands throughout the region

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FAST PAYMENT FAST PAYMENT for sealed, unexpired DIABETIC TEST STRIPS-up to $17/Box! Most brands. Shipping Prepaid. Call today & ask for Emma 1-888-776-7771 NORTH COUNTRY TAXIDERMY North Country Taxidermy Main Street, Keene, NY 518-576-4318. Full Service Taxidermy 40 Years Experience. We Buy Bears over 5' (200 labs). Bear Gall & Claws, Red & Gray Fox, Coons, Bob Cats, Coyotes ETC. Whole. SNOWBLOWER WANTED 4'snowblower with a 3pt. hitch. Call 518-493-7118. TOP CASH FOR CARS Any Car/ Truck, Running or Not. Call for INSTANT offer: 1-800-454-6951

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WANTED DIABETES TEST STRIPS Any kind/brand. Unexpired up to $22.00. Shipping Paid Hablamos espanol 1-800-266-0702

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CLARINET, VIOLIN, FLUTE, TRUMPET CLARINET, VIOLIN, FLUTE, TRUMPET, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $75 each. Upright Bass, Cello, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums $189 each. Others 4sale 1-516-377-7907


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CATS FREE SPAYED Cat to a good home. Call 518-593-0655

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December 3, 2011

Valley News - 29 DEER CREEK STATE FOREST: 5 acres $19,900. 33 Acres Bass Lake $39,900. 8 Acres, waterfront home $119,900. 1-888-683 -2626

GOLDENDOODLE F1B PUPPIES 7 Months. Black males and females, curly or straight hair. very cute! Parents onsite, perfect for christmas, ready DEC 15, $800 518-643-8879

NYS & ADIRONDACKS Rustic Cozy Cabin w/5 Acres $19,995. Over 150 new properties & camps. Minutes to state game lands. New survey, clear title, fully guaranteed! For cozy cabin details call 1-800-229-7843. Or visit www.LandandCamps. com.

OTHER PETS LOVEBIRDS 3 Lovebirds w/cage, nesting box and all accessories. Call anytime after 6pm. 518-5974571. $99

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY WESTPORT: OFFICE SUITES. Fully furnished w/cubicles, desks, computer & phone hook-ups. 720 sq. ft. Lakeviews. Contact Jim Forcier @ 518-962-4420.

CONDO BANK FORECLOSURE! Brand New WATERFRONT CONDO Only $199,900. (Similar unit sold for $399,900) Upscale 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,675sf condo. Luxury amenities, prime location on the water! Call now for special holiday incentives 1-877-888-7571, x 83

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MOBILE HOME CENTRAL FLORIDA 2 BR/1 BA, Newly remodeled mobile home in active Senior Park on Lake Griffin-Call Marcia at 352602-8851 for photos and further information!

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LENDER SAYS SELL BY 12/15! CATSKILL MOUNTAIN MINIFARM! $159,900 (Reduced by $60,000!) Farmhouse, working barns, gorgeous country setting near skiing and state land. Less than 3 hours to NYC! Additional land available! Won't last (888)905-8847



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CLEAN SWEEP and free yourself from those unwanted items.

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 - for the 2011-2012 Program Year Teachers: for the Saranac Lake and Ticonderoga sites. The candidate could possess an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related Human Services field with a CDA or a plan of study leading to a Bachelor’s Degree with 12 Early Childhood credits or a CDA. Supervisory experience is necessary. This is a full-time position with benefits. Bus Driver/Classroom Aide: for the Ausable Forks site. Applicants must be 21 years of age and possess a GED or a High School Diploma and a CDL or be willing to obtain one. A clean driving record and experience with pre-school children desirable. This is a full-time position with benefits. Substitute Center Staff: Throughout Essex County. Applicants must be 18 years of age and possess a High School Diploma or a GED. Experience with pre-school children would be helpful. This is a temporary, as needed, part-time position without benefits. Interested applicants must contact One Work Source (OWS) in Elizabethtown, New York 12932 at 1-800-675-2668. Final response date is December 9, 2011. If you are contacted for an interview, please bring with you a completed application and three written references. AA/EOE


(518)499-288 6• Ask for Joe


FARM LENDER SAYS SELL BY 12/15! CATSKILL MOUNTAIN MINIFARM! $159,900 reduced $60,000! Farmhouse, working barns, gorgeous country setting near skiing, State Land & less than 3 hrs NY City! Add'l land avail! Won't last! 1 -888-701-1864

FOR SALE 2001 VOLKSWAGEN Beetle, 2 door, black. New tires, rotors, brakes, catalytic converter. $4500. 518-946-7550.

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ADIRONDACK " by OWNER" 1000+ photo listing of local real estate for sale, vacation rentals & timeshares. Owners: List with us for only $275 per year. Visit on-line or call 518-891-9919

Open House. Full and part time positions available supporting people with developmental disabilities in their home and community. $10.50 - 12.68/hr based on experience and education. Excellent benefits include generous paid leave, retirement, medical/dental/life benefits. Must have valid NYS driver’s license with three yrs. licensed driving. EOE. Note: Always in need of relief staff (start pay $9.50/hr). If interested plan to come: December 5, 2011 8:00 pm - 5:00 pm TRUDEAU ROAD RESIDENCE 54 Trudeau Road, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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Buying old U.S. coins, currency, commemoratives, bullion and other interesting items.

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December 3, 2011 ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES ANTIQUE OAK OFFICE CHAIR Antique Oak Office Chair $98 518643-8575

FOR SALE 20 GALLON Fish Tank w/cabinet stand, power filter, air pump, all accessories. 518-597-4571. $75 BATH TUB vintage iron claw foot tub with enamel interior $99 call 946-7817




BED LINER for full size pick-up truck. 518-597-4571. $50

Plus Tax, Shipping & Handling

HEATER OUTDOOR work 115,000 BTU. Multi fuel use. Full tank of K1. 518-494-2053 leave message. $80


MARBLE LAMP 4 Sided Marble Lamp Call 802-558 -4557 $15

Reflections, photos and stories of the former historic 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge, to its destruction in late December of 2009 — and finally its rebirth as the new, modern structure that exists today.

2 FULL SETS SNOWTIRES 2 Full Sets snowtires 185/64R 15: 1 set very good, Dunlap Graspic 2 $175. 1 set Premium, Hakkapeliitta, used less than 3 months last Winter, $340 ($440 New. Sarnac Lake 518-891-0023. Can Bring to E'town, NY 225-60-17 SNOWTIRES Set of four (4) Firestone Winterforce 225-60-17 snow tires used one season on a 2010 Subaru Outback. Cash preferred 518 576 4206 $350 6’ TONNEAU Cover 6' Tonneau Cover, fits Chevy S-10 or Colorado $99.00. Call 518-523-9456

WESTPORT Bessboro Shop Bradamant Realty

PERU Stewart’s



WILLSBORO Village Meat Market

PORT HENRY George’s Mac’s Market Moriah Historical Society Stewart’s

Vermont BRIDPORT Broughton Farm Supply Pratt’s Store



SARANAC LAKE Community Store K&E Enterprises

ADDISON The Bridge Restaurant BRISTOL Martin’s Hardware

LAKE PLACID The Book Store Plus Essex County Visitors Bureau

DONATE A CAR - SAVE A CHILD'S LIFE! Timothy Hill Children's Ranch: HelpingAbused and Neglected Children in NY for Over 30 Years. Please Call 1-800-9364326.

SILVER BAY Silver Bay General Store

ELIZABETHTOWN Stewart’s KEESEVILLE Arnold’s Grocery Mac’s Market

LEWIS Vaughan’s Country Store MOOERS Dragoon’s Farm Equipment

TICONDEROGA Hancock House Rathbun Jewelers Stewart’s Sugar & Spice Wagon Wheel Restaurant

BLOWN HEAD GASKET? BLOWN HEAD GASKET? Any vehicle repair yourself. State of the art 2-Componentchemical process. Specializing in Cadillac Northstar Overheating. 100% guaranteed.1866-780-9041

DONATE YOUR Car! Civilian Veterans & Soldiers Help Support Our U.S. Military Troops100% VolunteerFree same Day Towing. Tax Deductible. Call and Donate Today! 1-800-471-0538 CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We're Local! 7 Days/Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-416-2330 DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK or SUV to Childhood Leukemia Foundation today. Tax Deductible, FREE towing, fast, easy Process. 877754-3227


TRUCKS DOORS & Fender 2 doors and 1 fender, no rust, for Ford F-150 pickup truck. Call anytime after 6pm. 518-597-4571. $75

HUBBARDTON Wright Choice Alpacas MIDDLEBURY Countryside Carpet Martin’s Hardware

FREE GAS! Receive $300 Gasoline Savings! Gasoline Stimulus Program provides $300 gas savings to participants of driving survey. Local Stations - Major Brands ! Call now 877-898-9027 TIRES FOR SALE Firestone Winterforce Run Flats,195/55/16 like new,$400. firm. LM,518-643-2457.


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DONATE A CAR - Food on Wheels. Helping seniors less fortunate. Free tow within 3hours. Serving the community since 1992. Twoweek vacation or visit us at 1-800-364-5849.

DONATE YOUR CAR to CANCER FUND of AMERICA to help SUPPORT CANCER PATIENTS. Tax Deductible. Next Day Towing. Receive Vacation Voucher. Call 7 Days 1-800-835-9372

MORIAH Boyea’s Deli Bryant’s Lumber


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New York

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DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV to the Childhood Leukemia Foundation today.Tax Deductible, FREE towing and fast, easy process. Call 1-877-754-3227 or visit

WOODEN ROCKING Chair w/cushions. Very good condition. 518623-2381. $75

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DONATE YOUR CAR, Boat or Real Estate. Fully Tax Deductible. IRS RecognizedCharity. Free Pick-Up & Tow. Any Model or Condition. Help Needy 1-800-930-4543


MAPLE HUTCH w/2 drawers & 2 sliding doors. Good condition. Call for info 518-494-3348 $50

Order this 130 page collector piece, commemorating our local history of the Lake Champlain Bridge. Get one, or as many as you like for yourself, family member or a friend for as little as $5* each. Order today before they’re gone.

DONATE YOUR CAR, BOAT OR REAL ESTATE. Fully tax deductible, IRS recognized charity, Free pick-up & tow. Any model or condition. Help needy 1-800-596-4011

December 3, 2011

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

ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION GS CROSS HAPPY HOUR LLC under section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law FIRST: The name of the limited liability company is : GS Cross Happy Hour LLC SECOND: The county, within the state, in which the office of the limitied liability company is to be located is: Essex THIRD: The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or withour this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of

any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: GS Cross Happy Hour, LLC PO Box 171 Elizabethtown, NY 12932 VN-11/5/11-12/10/116TC-27880 ----------------------------ARTICLES OF O R G A N I Z AT I O N 7158 CROSS REALTY AT NINE LLC under section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law FIRST: The name of the limited liability company is : 7158 Cross Realty At Nine LLC SECOND: The county, within the state, in which the office of the limitied liability company is to be located is: Essex THIRD: The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or withour this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability

company served upon him or her is: 7158 Cross Realty At Nine LLC PO Box 171 Elizabethtown, NY 12932 V N - 11 / 5 - 1 2 / 1 0 / 11 6TC-27881 ----------------------------NOTICE ALL PERSONS EXCEPT CURRENT NYCO EMPLOYEES ARE WARNED Against Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, or Trespassing for Any Purpose on Lands Owned by NYCO MINERALS, INC. Such Lands are Situate in the Towns of Lewis and Willsboro. Violators are subject to Prosucution under all Applicable New York Criminal and Civil Laws. Date: 11th November 2011 By: NYCO MINERALS , INC. 124 Mountain View Drive Willsboro, NY 12996 V N - 11 / 5 - 1 2 / 1 0 / 11 6TC-27879 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION 2881 STATE ROUTE 73,

LLC Under Section 206 of the Limited Liability Company Law First, the name of the Limited Liability Company is 2881 STATE ROUTE 73, LLC Second, the articles of organization were filed with the New York Department of State on October19, 2011 Third, the County in which the Limited Liability Company is located is Essex County, New York. Fourth, The Secretary of State of the State of New York has been designated as agent of the Limited Liability Company upon process against it may be served. The principal addresses of the Limited Liability Company is 264 Bradford Street, Albany, New York 12206. Fifth, the purpose of the Company is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under the New York Limited Liability Law. VN-11/12-12/17/116TC-27920 -----------------------------

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