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The Valley News is now on Facebook By Matt Bosley matt@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Devoted readers of The Valley News can now keep up with the region’s latest news through regular updates on the World Wide Web. A page for The Valley News has been established on the popular social networking site Facebook where anyone can find up-to-date notices about news posted on the newspaper ’s Web site, www.thevalleynews.org. The page is linked to Denton Publications’ online news feed, and breaking news stories of interest in The Valley News coverage area are automatically posted there. Facebook users who elect to become “fans” of the page can receive instant alerts for each story when it gets posted, getting same-day notification of when breaking news articles and new weekly issues are available online. These alerts can be viewed through the users’ own Facebook pages either on a computer or through cell phones equipped with internet capability. The page is also accessible for those who don’t use Facebook, allowing anyone to check back for new information. To find the page, visit www.facebook.com and enter a search for The Valley News. Visitors can also find a link to the page on www.thevalleynews.org. Those who view the page will find the latest breaking news headlines for the Boquet and Au Sable River Valleys, with click-able links to the full articles on www.denpubs.com. Weekly updates will also be posted, alerting fans to when articles from each week’s issue have been uploaded to www.thevalleynews.org. There, visitors can view new articles or an online version of each issue, often before printed editions have reached mailboxes. More than a dozen people, many of whom do not have regular access to printed versions of The Valley News, have already become fans of The Valley News on Facebook.

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Essex ferry may close for winter By Matt Bosley matt@denpubs.com ESSEX — Many local residents are eagerly anticipating the beginning of ferry service at the site of the recently closed Champlain Bridge, but some fear a more northerly crossing may suffer as a result. The Vermont Agency of Transportation is currently in negotiations with Lake Champlain Transportation (LCT), operators of year-round ferries on the lake, for ferry service between Crown Point and Chimney Point, This story was first posted Vt. online at 7 p.m., Dec. 8 LCT Operations Manager on www.Denpubs.com Heather Stewart said the company, owned by Ray Pecor, III, still has yet to decide how it will manage ferry service at the new docks, which are still under construction. “We’re still formulating what we need to do,” said Stewart, noting the company is waiting to see the directives that are handed down from officials on both sides of the lake. “We don’t know what they will request for ferries.” Stewart said the likely scenario would be to

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send two of LCT’s five icebreaking ferries to serve the Crown Point crossing. The other three would remain in service at the Plattsburgh-Grand Isle crossing. If that is done, LCT would likely put the fer-

ry boat Adirondack into service as the lone ferry at the Essex-Charlotte crossing, said Stewart, but the boat, which was built in 1913, has a riveted hull that is not suitable for operation

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County Chair candidates get cross-party support By Jonathan Alexander denpubs@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN — It appears that politics do indeed make for strange bedfellows as a majority of Essex County Republican supervisors are backing a Democrat for the soon-to-be vacant board of supervisors chairmanship, while the Democrats have thrown their support behind a high-profile Republican. The term of current board Chairwoman Cathy Moses expires Jan. 1, and the board will convene to elect a new leader at the annual organizational meeting on Jan. 4. Competing for the seat, which comes with a hefty pay raise, are Democratic Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas and the oft-vocal Republican Moriah Supervisor, Tom Scozzafava. Following Scozzafava’s vocal support of District Attorney Julie

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WILLSBORO — The annual Willsboro-Essex Council 7461 Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Contest will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, 9:30 a.m. in the Willsboro Central School gymnasium. Boys and girls ages 10-14 are urged to participate in their age group. Ages are as of Jan. 1, 2010. Entry forms are available from the Willsboro Central School Physical Education teachers and from Jim Spring by calling 963-4373.

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Elizabethtown Youth Christmas Party Dec. 13 ELIZABETHTOWN — The Town of Elizabethtown will hold a Youth Christmas Party for Elizabethtown youth Sunday, Dec. 13, 46:30 p.m. at Cobble Hill Golf Course. The party will feature private visits with Santa, refreshments, and more.

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he Christmas season is coming with reductions in wreaths, ribbons and reduced lighting. It’s coming without holly and bows. Its coming without parades or visits by Santa because the ACLU found out yesterday that “Santa” is a pseudonym for St. Nichols. They will want us to call Santa “Salesperson in Red.” It’s coming without kisses, full employments, and story telling. It’s coming without real trees and maybe snow. Yes, folk you better watch out, you better not pout, the Grinch is an ACLU member coming to town. But remember, that Christmas is coming despite all that. Two more local dignitaries have passed away this week. Gone is Ruth Anson Davis, the last female WWII veteran from Essex. You remember WWII. It’s the last time that “concerned Americans” didn’t move to Canada so that others might serve in their stead. Ruth lived her life with dignity and honesty. May Mather also died. To know May was to really understand what it meant to have character, lots of smiles, and friendliness to all she met. Go with

God, Ruth and May. Your lives made a difference! Laura and Ed Smith tell me that Hospitality Homes is an organization in the Boston Area offering no-cost housing for important support people of Hospital patients that live beyond commuting areas. Call 1-888-595-4678 (toll free) for more info. Don’t forget to come to the Whallonsburg Grange Hall for the Dec. 11th reading of Dickens’ Christmas Carol at 7:30 p.m. Unlike some North Country productions, this show will not drag on and on and on. Much kudos to the Depot Theatre and Ted Cornell for organizing this classic! Speaking of shows, Frank and MaryAnn Walls were talking about a Cuban musician named Mongo Santamaria. Well, I just now remembered where I heard his name. In Mel Brooks’ movie “Blazing Saddles” a huge guy (played by footballer Alex Karras) called Mongo comes into town. Someone in the movie shouts “It’s Mongo, Santa Maria.”

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Janice Allen • 963-8912 • allens@willex.com he communities of Willsboro & Essex helped us get into the mood of Christmas this past weekend. The Willsboro Congregational church has, now for several years, kicked off the season with the Green’s Tea & Lunch. They had a nice selection of gift items for sale and a nice assortment of baked goods; someone went to all the trouble of making a ginger bread house. Then, as you traveled to Essex, there was much to take in, starting with the Holiday Sale and Lunch at the Methodist Community Church. Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus dropped in to wish everyone a merry Christmas. They made the trip over on the Ferry. There were a few shops open with a wide variety of possible gifts. The weather was great for moving around the area. There was also a Holiday Sale and lunch at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. It is always so much fun to greet and visit with friends that we do not see all the time. The Canadian Pacific lighted train went through this past week and it was well litup, always a delight to see. Several children were disappointed as they were looking for Santa to be on the Caboose waving and wishing us all a holiday greeting but sadly he was not there, no caboose or Santa. There are several Christmas musical concerts coming up in the next couple of weeks. Also, the reading of the Christmas Carol will take place at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. Along with the joy of the season, there was also some unhappy events, someone rammed an object through the bathroom

wall into the center area making a large hole at the Visitor ’s Center. This is such a welcome addition to our community it is hard to learn of such destruction for no reason. Then, on Saturday during the early morning hours, someone placed a Christmas tree in the parking lot between the Bowling alley & the Pharmacy and set it on fire. This had to call out our Fire Department and the Police, here again a needless act of vandalism. Hats off to the Local Film Society; they showed their 100th film this past weekend with free admission for the loyal public that has been attending over these past couple of years. Many thanks to the faithful core of local citizens that have made this a reality and provide good movies twice a month at local sites. Reminder the Willsboro Heritage Society 2010 calendars are available at the Pharmacy, Village Meat Market, & Sportsman’s Diner. Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Mae Mather of Essex, as her funeral was this past weekend. Even though we have had very mild weather, I have learned of six people who have taken falls in their homes; hopeful all are on the mend. The weather seems to change from mild to cold & windy conditions on a daily basis, so people tend not to dress to fit the conditions and thus many have colds, especially the children going off to school. The teachers take the children out each day possible and many do not wear even a jacket to school. Birthday Greetings: Mary Hislop 12/14, Jack Wintermute 12/17.

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ne of the students' favorite events at WCS is the annual book fair, which will be held this week from Dec. 14-17. If they have enough volunteers to staff it, they'll be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This is a great event that always brings a lot of smiles and excitement as young readers pore over the offerings and make their choices of reading material. There's also a fair amount of running around and giggling. The highlight is family night, which will be Wednesday, December 16, from 5 to 8. But they need some volunteer help to make this happen. There are two shifts: 8 to 11:30 a.m., and 11:30 to closing at 3 p.m. If you'd like to spend a little time putting books and children together, call Laura Sells-Doyle at 962-4049. The Wednesdays in Wadhams lecture series continues on Dec. 16 with an illustrated talk, "The Power of Wilderness Experiences for Teens," by C.G. Stephens, at the Wadhams Free Library at 7:30 p.m. For three decades now, C.G. (who also happens to be one of my oldest friends) has been heading north to Lake Temagami each summer, to lead canoe trips into the wilds of northern Ontario with campers from Northwaters and Langskib Wilderness Programs. C.G. started as a camper, but for some years now he's run the outfit, which is

dedicated to providing not just adventure and fun but also transformational wilderness experiences. He'll share memories, photos, and insights into how such experiences forge character and community, and shape young leaders. The evening is free, and your questions will be welcome, though it's probably best if you don't ask about the leopard-skin bikini briefs. Last week I mentioned that pianist Rose Chancler will offer an evening of holiday carols at the Westport Library on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. There are also some exciting holiday events coming up at the Westport Federated Church, starting Sunday afternoon, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m., with the Christmas Program and Party. Christmas Eve Worship will take place on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m., and on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 27, at 3 p.m., musician and author Jessica Roemischer will give a piano concert and presentation on music’s contribution to soul health and community. Next week I'll have a report on the public meeting on Dec. 10 over the proposed outdoor generator at the school, which I've mentioned a couple of times recently. As we all know, this is a heated issue, if you'll forgive the pun, and passions are running high. I'm sure we can all be civil to our neighbors, though, whatever side we come down on. Again, fair warning.

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From page 1 For his part, Douglas was recently appointed to the executive committee of the New York State Association of Counties. He is chair of the county transportation sub-committee and was highly involved in the rerouting of the county public transportation system following the closure of the Champlain Bridge. According to Republican St. Armand Supervisor Joyce Morency, the vast majority of GOP support is behind Douglas. “I think it somewhat boils down to the recent election and Tom’s support of Garcia,” Morency said. As of Jan. 1, Republicans will hold a 10 to five edge over Democrats on the 18-member board. In 2002, Scozzafava unsuccessfully challenged Teresa Sayward for the 113th District state Assembly seat, but did however manage to pull the support of several prominent county Republicans. Douglas could not be reached for comment.

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in ice conditions. It has traditionally served LCT’s Port Kent-Burlington crossing, which closes from mid-October through May. In the meantime, Stewart said, LCT is already making plans to expand the Essex-Charlotte crossing to 24-hour service, effective Dec. 28, in order to serve commuters who work late shifts. Currently, the latest ferry leaves Essex at 9:30 p.m. “We’ve hired a lot of new deckhands and dock masters, and we’re trying to get them trained to keep those hours open,” said Stewart. “That’s been our focus right now.” Some people in and around Essex are concerned, however, that the Essex-Charlotte crossing may have to close if there are no icebreaker ferries left there to operate. Willsboro resident Rebecca Palmer said she contacted Stewart earlier this month after hearing about the possibility of the ferry closing. She has since been passing out flyers to ferry commuters urging them to contact their local and state officials. “I applaud Lake Champlain Transportation for really stepping up to the plate when the bridge closed,” said Palmer. “What I don’t feel Lake Champlain Transportation has done well is being a good steward of communication. They could have done a better job of communicating with residents about what is happening.” LCT has traditionally limited its service to one ferry at the Essex-Charlotte crossing from late December through early April, but without an icebreaker ferry there, the crossing would likely have to close during much of that time. “Basically, what happens is that Essex is going to be a prisoner of Mother Nature,” said Palmer, noting that some people may have to travel an extra 90 miles or more on wintery roads as a detour for their daily commute or regular medical appointments.

Stewart said the Crown Point crossing is anticipated to handle roughly 3,500 cars per day. The Essex-Charlotte ferry carries only 100 cars per day during the winter months. However, she said, ridership on the ferry has more than doubled since the bridge’s closing. New York Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward said LCT has been communicating with her office, VTrans, and the state Department of Transportation to find a solution. “I have visited Vermont officials and expressed my interest in keeping the Essex crossing open as well as providing coverage at Crown Point,” said Sayward, “and everyone is trying to work toward that end.” One of the major issues is weather, said Sayward, noting that LCT has much more flexibility if a contract is approved before the lake ices over. Also, any new boats brought in for use as ferries have to be a specific size to fit the docks. “The canal is shut down for the winter, so even if a [new] ferry was available, it would have to be dismantled at Whitehall and put back together to get it up to Lake Champlain,” Sayward explained. “This could take months.” Palmer noted that LCT can’t be blamed for the shortage of winter-worthy ferries. “Trey Pecor ’s hands are really tied,” she said, “he only has as many boats as he has.” Stewart said LCT has already taken to ordering a new ferry, which will be built in Florida and delivered in October 2010. Until then, ferry riders can go to www.ferries.com to sign up for alerts and updates through either e-mails or cell phone texts.

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Fitting in not always important S

o many young people that I have encountered struggle to “fit in” or to “be part of the group.” Some feel that something is wrong with them or that they are somehow abnormal because they are not the most popular or do not have lots of friends. A significant flaw is imbedded in this line of reasoning. While human beings are social animals, we are not pack or herd animals. We survive or fail largely on our individual ability and actions for the most part. Humans choose to be social and function well when they are, and many function equally well when they keep more to themselves. Functioning as an extrovert with many social relationships does not necessarily make you any happier or better off than someone that maintains fewer relationships. As in almost every relationship, the quality and meaningfulness of the relationship matters most. There are many notable examples of individuals that we would consider isolated loners who accomplished great things; Bill Gates and Thomas Edison come to mind. When Galileo hypothesized that the earth moved around the sun and not the sun around the earth, he was severely punished. When early scientists explained that the earth was not flat they were thought to be insane. Almost all independent thinkers offend conventional wisdom. If everyone wilted in the face of popular opinion or the desire to “fit in,” our world would look very different and much less evolved. Maybe if children were taught at a young age to politely say “no thanks” sometimes when risky situations arise. They might be empowered to be more dismissive of the mean people that they will undoubtedly sometimes encounter. We spend plenty of time pressuring children to say

yes, to yield to our wishes. If we always expect children to yield to us as adults, we could be making them more vulnerable to saying yes to situations that maybe damaging physically, socially and psychologically. There will always be opportunists that will exploit a young person who is almost always willing to please others, even at their own peril. Healthy people allow other By Scot Hurlburt people to think for themselves, to follow their own ideas and notions. Crucial to these assumptions is the right of everyone else to do the same. It can be a real epiphany to understand that each of us controls our thoughts and actions, no one else. We cannot control what others do and we cannot control what they think of us. I am not suggesting carelessness, but rather an adaptive indifference to that which is unalterable. In other words, if you know someone that is a jerk to you, avoid them if possible and if not, dismiss their impact on your life. You do have control over how you feel. Sometimes it is okay to just say, “Who cares.” Remember, all kids count.

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f you’ve shopped for groceries at a large supermarket, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the long “string” of coupons that print out at the register along with your store receipt. These checkout coupons, or “Catalinas,” as coupon shoppers commonly call them, are incredibly valuable to coupon shoppers. (Catalina Marketing Corp. introduced the computer system that issues checkout coupons about 25 years ago, although the company says it’s not sure how or why shoppers picked up on the name.) If you’ve ever taken a look at the kinds of Catalinas that print after your shopping trip, you’ll notice that they typically fall into three categories: money-off coupons for specific products, coupons for money off on your next shopping trip or alerts of upcoming sales. A shopper receives money-off Catalinas when the UPCs of certain items in their cart are scanned at checkout time. The register “sees” a certain brand or type of item you are purchasing and spits out a Catalina that offers a discount on a competing item that you may consider purchasing in the future. Last week I purchased a certain brand of apple juice and received a $1 checkout coupon for a competitor ’s brand of apple juice. You may even receive a coupon for a free item! Just in the last month, I bought one variety of pet treats and received a coupon for a free package of treats from a competing brand. A couple of weeks later, I bought one brand of yogurt and received a Catalina for a free 4-pack of a competitor ’s brand of yogurt. The second type of Catalina is issued during a general money-back sale at the store. You may see a store ad that states, “Buy any 10 products in this group and receive $10 off your next order.” That $10 savings comes in the form of a checkout coupon good for $10 off your next shopping trip. The discount is good on anything in the store. It’s just like having $10 cash to spend. The third kind of checkout coupon is an “alert.” These coupon alerts aren’t technically coupons, since they don’t

offer money off anything in particular, but they do contain details of an upcoming sale at the store. These “secret” sales are typically not advertised in any of the store’s flyers, so these checkout alerts are the only way shoppers can get in on the savings. Unfortunately, many shoppers consistently overlook the value of checkout coupons. It’s true that carryBy Jill Cataldo ing a long, somewhat cumbersome ticker-tape of Catalinas with your receipt as you exit the store can be a mild annoyance. But the value of all three of these varieties of coupon cannot be overstated. They’re all important, and you should save them all. I certainly do! Just as we save all of our coupons that come in the newspaper, even the ones for things we think we may not buy, saving all of our Catalina coupons ensures that we’ll have them on hand in case those items go on sale too. Almost two months ago, I received three $1 coupons for a smoothie beverage that I’d never tried before. Even though this is a product I wasn’t terribly interested in purchasing, I held onto the Catalina coupons. A few weeks ago, just before those coupons were due to expire … the smoothies went on sale for $1. Because I’d saved my Catalinas, now I got three of them for free! © CTW Features

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What you can do in the garden during the fall

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uring the summer, I can spend hours just looking at a garden alive with butterflies, birds, bees, and blossoms. But, up here, it seems like the time to enjoy the blossoms is so short compared to the time the garden is empty of plants and pollinators. Despite the lack of actively growing plants, there is still plenty to do in the garden. If you have a vegetable garden, now is the time to make sure all the garden debris is raked up and the garden is put to bed. It’s important to clean up all the dead foliage every fall, because garden pests and plant diseases can overwinter in garden debris and cause problems in the garden next year. If you had early blight or powdery mildew this season, be sure to be thorough with fall garden clean-up. These steps also help to prevent viruses, thrips, and problem beetles (such as potato beetles and flea beetles): Start by pulling up all the plants and weeds in the garden. Get the roots and all. Then shred and compost any healthy plant material. The weeds and diseased plants should be bagged and disposed of in the garbage. Rake up all the remaining plant debris.

Next, rake up any fallen tree leaves from your lawn area or if you don’t have leaves in your lawn, snag some of your neighbor ’s leaves. Run the leaves over with a mulching lawnmower and add them to the garden bed. In the spring, turn or till the remaining leaves into the soil to improve your gardens fertility. It really is amazing how a little extra time spend cleaning up the garden now, will make for a healthier garden next year!

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Parents should be held responsible To the editor, According to your report on the Keene teen arrest (Valley News, Dec. 5), “at around midnight the nights of Nov. 20 & 21… engaged in sexual contact with a 12-year-old female.” What on earth is a 12-year-old doing out at midnight? What were her parents thinking? It would seem to me that adults in charge of a child’s welfare ought to have some culpability in this case. This, after all, carries a charge of “endangering the welfare of a child.” Or, is the “child” designation a matter of convenience? Susan C. Sherman, Westport

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Hoops for Hope promises great competition By Matt Bosley matt@denpubs.com CLINTONVILLE — Some of the area’s best high schoolteams will play across conferences next weekend and support some very meaningful charities in the process. The fourth annual Hoops for Hope Tournament will take place Dec. 18 and 19 at AuSable Valley Central School with teams competing from both the CVAC and MVAC, as well as from Vermont. All proceeds from the tournament are split between two special charities. Half is donated to Hospice of the North Country, while the other half is given to the ALS Association, which funds research and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly called Lou Gehrigs disease. According to AuSable Valley boys basketball coach Jamie Douglass, the tournament started as “Hoops for Hospice,” a fundraiser in honor of his late grandmother, E. Lucille Coolidge, who received services from Hospice of the North Country. However, after former Au Sable Valley three-sport standout Johnny Nixon passed away in December 2007 following a battle with ALS, the event took on a second cause. Nixon, who graduated from AVCS in 1996, eventually returned to help coach the basket-

ball team for a short time. “The kids really looked up to Johnny,” said Douglass. “We just want to try to give something back.” The charities also hold special meaning for some of the players. T.J. Burl is Nixon’s nephew, and two other Patriots, Mike Hart and Brody Douglass, are both great-grandchildren of Coolidge. Last year the event raised $965 for each of the two charities, nearly doubling its proceeds from the year before. This year, Douglass hopes they can draw enough of a crowd to raise at least that much. American Legion Post #504, Graymont, Finney’s Sports, and Loreman’s all act as sponsors for the event, and parents volunteer to run the scorer ’s table and concession stand. As usual, Au Sable Valley will host the tournament, which will count as non-league games for each of the teams involved. Both the JV and varsity squads will compete in both days of the tournament. The host Patriots enter the tournament with an already great start to their season. They will face off against Willsboro, one of the stronger teams in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference so far this year, and a regular participant in the tournament. Also returning this year is Harwood Union, a Vermont school that won the tournament the past two years, and Westport, last year ’s

MVAC and Section VII Class D champions. “The level of competition should be extremely strong,” said Douglass. “All [the teams] are stronger this year than they were last year.”

Third Annual Hoops for Hope Boys Varsity Tournament Schedule Friday Jan. 3, 2009 4:30 p.m. – Au Sable Valley JV vs. Willsboro JV 5:45 p.m. – Westport JV vs. Harwood JV 7 p.m. - Westport Varsity vs. Harwood Varsity 8:15 p.m. – Au Sable Valley Varsity vs. Willsboro Varsity Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 1:30 p.m. - JV Consolation game 3 p.m. - JV Championship game 4 p.m. - Varsity Consolation game 6 p.m. - Varsity Championship game

Nathan Gay of Westport puts in a layup over Harwood’s Eric Mackey in the first round of last year’s Hoops for Hope tournament at AuSable Valley Central School. The fourth annual Hoops for Hope tournament is scheduled for Dec. 18 and 19 at AVCS, featuring the same high-caliber teams from both the CVAC and MVAC. Photo by Matt Bosley

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Honor Roll - Keene KEENE — The following students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter at Keene Central School:

Grade 12 High Honors: Luke Andrews, Taylor McCabe, Emma Nye, Megan Ostroski, Louisa Sardella, Tiger Smith, Kevin Stolz Honors: Elisabeth Cave, Nycole Gifford, Michelle Sardella, Cody Whitney

Grade 11 High Honors: Kayla Hebert Honors: Dylan Boyle, Maxwell VanWie

Grade 10 High Honors: Emma Gothner, Anna Kowanko Honors: Ryan Odell, Alexis Smith

Grade 9 High Honors: Samuel Balzac, Jeffrey Bruha, Sadie Holbrook, Victoria Patenaude Honors: Alexandra Dumas, Christianna Fabiano, Megan Hall, Athena Pepe, Cassandra Smith, Jackson VanWie

Honor Roll - AVCS CLINTONVILLE — The following students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter at AuSable Valley Central School:

Grade 12 High Honors: Kayla Benway, Ryan Blaise, Shiloh Bourgeois, Joseph Boyce, Heather Braid, Joshua Casler, Austin Davis, Daniel Dohman, James Ford, Kariana Garrand, Christina Guennel, Ryan Hapeman, Brett Harris, Alexandra Hoey, Kyla Kennedy, Rachel Lawrence, Karly Lincoln, Elizabeth McBreairty, Boone Nolan, Rebecca Reynolds, William Rhino, Trever Sheehan, MaryJean Shuknecht, Sabrina Strack, Joli Straight, Michelle Taylor, Chelsea Thwaits, Kelly Thwaits, Kurt Whitford, Alex Yeaney Honors: Shawn Ahrens, Joshua Ashline, Brad Belanger, Jordan Bezio, Martin Deslauriers, Kyle Doner, Nathan Durland, IV, Dorothea (Daisy) Erdmann, Madeline Finnegan, Miranda Fitzgerald, Jennifer Gallagher, Victoria Hogan, Alexander LaFountain, Patricia LaHart, Dianna LeClair, Joseph Lincoln, Curtis Loreman, Jessica Meredith, James Montefusco, II, Nathaniel Muzzy, Heather Petersen, Persephone Turetsky, Bailey Voss, Victoria Whitney, Brandon Woodring, Jonathan Wright

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Grade 8 High Honors: Peter Craig, Olivia Jaques, Gabe Warner, Katie Woltner Honors: Tucker Geiger, Kari LeClair, Kaleb Wisher

Grade 7 High Honors: Austin Brown, Frances Eisinger, Harrison Joannette, Maeve Peabody, Miranda Runyon, Jesse Summo, Jordan Swiridowsky Honors: Haley Garno Potter, James Giglinto, Matthew Holmes, Evella Plumley, Mallorie Timon, Colton Venner

High Honors: Jordan Bouyea, Julie Carter, Alexandra Casey, Aaron Connor, Sean Connors, Alexis Coolidge, Mackenzie Courson, Beth Dolson, Savannah Douglas, Sadie Duncan, Francis Estes, Rachel Estes, Mallory Finnegan, Sidney Flint, Johnathan Freebern, Brittany Friedrich, Stephanie Gero, Carlee Hart, Katrina Holland, Kalene Johnston, Sophia Kirsch, Chelsea Lawrence, Jessica Manning, Kelly McBreairty, Giovanna Nelkin, Ronald Pray, Joseph Prentiss, Sean Pulsifer, Thomas Therrien, Elizabeth Wallace Honors: Samantha Ashline, Jessica Bacon, Natasha Bartlemus, Melanie Bennage, James Braid, Anthony Burl, Frantz Cator, Jordan Coolidge, Thomas Costin, Jr., James Duprey, Kaitlyn Farrington, Jena Finnegan, Karissa Fuller, Brian Good, Alexis Hamilton, Justin Hart, Kassie LeClair, Taylor Loreman, Nicholas Martin, Alesha Melville, Mitchell Miller, Katrina Newell, Amy Peck, Tanner Plishka, Johanna Recny, Patrick Sargent, Tyler Siegrist, John Sikandar, Nicholas Sitts, Kayla Taylor, Jaylynn Tender, Jeremy Wood

Grade 10 High Honors: Samkele Allie, Hannah Baer, Kalliah Baire, Teesha Coolidge, Sierra Cotrona, Christine Darrah, Broderick Douglass, Alexis Facteau, Carissa Hager, Amanda Hamilton, Emma Helfgott, Jacqueline Hoey, Haley Jones, Cammey Keyser, Keiran Kilburn, Kathryn LaHart, Connor Manning, Emily Plumadore, Austin Smith, Alexander Storms, Ashley Taylor, Stephen Wright Honors: Nicholas Agoney, Raychel Agoney, Jessica Baker, Sara Baughman, William Baughn, Tyler Blaise, Tonya Bombard, Taylore Bourdeau, Caleb Cauthorn, Megan Colby, Benjamin Ford, Briony Guennel, Michael Jacques, Matthew Kelly, Cody Langley, Jasmine McDuffie, Marcee Pray, Sebastian Pray, Nicholas Rhino, James Rock, Kyle Sprague, Adam Stiffler

Job Well Done!

Grade 9 High Honors: Bryce Allen, Garth Benway, Marissa Bickford, Eli Blaise, Nathan Casey, Mark Chauvin, Alexander Connor, Michaela Courson, Deanna Dashnaw, Katie Desotelle, William Duncan, Elijah Fitzgerald, Paul Ford, Joshua Gainer, Robert Gallagher, Annie Helfgott, Cassidy Howard, Jonathan LaDieu, Noah Lawrence, Alexandra Leon, Emylee Lincoln, Jonathan Luxon, Evan Maicus, Nicklas Makowski, Henry McCormick, Sidney Murphy, Beatrice O’Toole, Jeremy Owen, Courtney Roy, Sierra Snow, Haley Taylor, Melanie Wood Honors: Natasha Douglas, Madeline Hutchins, Cody LaFountain, Shayne McCarty, Daniel McDonald, Jacob Montefusco, Rebecca Newell, Ridge Perkett, Elizabeth Rennie, Sumra Sikandar, Kodie Simpson, Samantha Vallieres

Grade 8 High Honors: Samantha Barton, Nicholas Bedard, Benjamin Coolidge, Kyle Coolidge, Tonie Cross, Christy Crowningshield, Shane Douglas, Ashlee Estes, Austin Facteau, John Goodnough, Connor Kennedy, Rachel Knapp, Taylor Lincoln, Tyler Mary, Nikolai May, Olga May, Michael McDonald, Nicholas McDonald, Noelle Miller, Brandon Nolan, Miranda O’Neill, Mirissa O’Neill, Courtney Pray, Roger Preston, Logan Raboczkay, Miranda Sheefer, Logan Snow, Haley Sprague, Leigh-Ann Wenzel Honors: Brandon Atkins, Melissa Bacon, Richard Baer, III, Alyssa Baughn, Logan Blaise, Julianna Bonilla, Kaitlyn Booth, Brigitte Buysse, Lindsay Christian, Cody Clark, Bryce Douglass, Daniel Evans, Jr., Gavin Friedrich, Patrick King, Julianna Manning, Dylan Meyer, Ryan Mills, William Ouimette, Alexander Parrow, Reilly Peck, Jimmy Provost, Nichole Pulsifer, Michael Rafferty, Dillon Savage, Kaitlyn Smith, Joshua Taylor, Wayne Worrell

Grade 7 High Honors: Chelsea Bombard, Nicole Booth, Shelby Bourgeois, Michael Bussiere, Zachary Calkins, Jessica Casler, Naomi Cave, Katrina Charette, Priscilla Coats, Jamie Coolidge, Julie Crowningshield, W. Prescott Doyle, Hillary Drake, Rachel Ford, Michaella Gallo, Hunter Guennel, Jasmaine Hall, Kali Johnston, Alexis Joy, Emilie Kilburn, Alexandra Lincoln, Craig Lozo, Emily Maicus, Elizabeth Maloney, Jeanna Manning, Noura Moussa, Elizabeth Mudd, Emily Patenaude, John Pulsifer, Jocelyn Racette, Mariah Rankin, Ian Rennie, Conner Roy, Nicole Santamaria, Sultan Sikandar, Kevin Strack, Meghan Strong, Riley Taylor, Alexandra Thomas, Emily Wood, Megan Zmijewski Honors: Brittany Barber, Nathan Belanger, Samantha Boynton, Lindsay Brown, Caryn Busha, Keith Christensen, Makayla Coolidge, Ashley Cote, Connor Croghan, Alexander Defayette, Jocelyn Estes, Zachary Kelley, Shyenne LaFountain, Gabrielle Lincoln, Coddy Loudermilk, Jessica Malskis, Breanna Morgan, Seantelle Murphy, Kendra Niemann, Tyler Rivers, Herbert V. Rock, Madison Rondeau, Brandon Ruocco, Casandra Snow, John Sousis

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Congratulations to our Honor Students on a Job Well Done! Honor Roll Willsboro WILLSBORO — The following students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter at Willsboro Central School:

Grade 12 High Honors: Joshua Bridge, Sierra Bruno, Marion James, Benjamin Jaquish, Krystal Porter, Tara Robare Honors: Justin Drinkwine, David Gowans, Alicia Mahoney, Elliot Pierce, Jade Sayward, Briana Shepard

Grade 11 Honors: Courtney Blanchard, Ben Christian, William Feeley, Atlas Manning, John Pollock

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The following students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School:

Grade 12 Zachary Allott, Dylan Apthorp, Tanner Cassavaugh, Jacob Diehl, Evan Drew, Benjamin Goff, Michael Gowdy, Kristen Jacques, Cassandra Jones, Andrew Kerr, Shawn LaPier, Lance Lee, Amber Mitchell, Joshua Pierce, Michelle Plante, Chelsea Provost, Kendra Weeks

Grade 12 Michael Bodnar, Kelsey Carroll, Vincent Deon, Harley Estus, Anna Finucane, Nathan Gay, Kalika Hopkins, Kimberly Hughes, Bonny Kelley, Devin Martin, Martha McKinley, Jonathan Meager, Munkhtuya Narandalai, Nicholas Reynolds, Virginia Rice, Morgan Robare, Valentina Rodriguez, Johnathan Stahl, Jesse Stevens, Taylor Trinceri, Alan Ware, Emily Wing

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Grade 10 High Honors: Nicholas Ball, Jocelyn Belzile, Karin Buck, Clayton Cross, Anna Daly, Serene Holland, Edward Kelly, Kaitlin Kirkby, Deanna Mero, Adam Robare, Emily Sayward Honors: Luke Barns, Brandon Bertrand, Jeffrey Bigelow, Cody Sayward, Clay Sherman, Michael Smith, Tayler Strong

Grade 9 High Honors: Gabrielle Coonrod, Amanda Mahoney, Erik Manning, Renee Marcotte, Emily Mero, Morgan Murphy Honors: Alyson Arnold, Samuel Politi

Grade 8 High Honors: Gabrielle Yeager, Nicholas Arnold Honors: John Fine-Lease, Lilly Kelly, Bridget Moran

Grade 7 High Honors: Kaitlyn Arthur, Rachael Burt, William Heintz, III, Kelsey Sloper Honors: Geordie Hearn, Amanda Henrichs, John (Jack) Oliver, Miranda Pierre, Sherika Pulsifer, Marshall Steeves, Tory Wade

Grade 6 High Honors: Elizabeth Daly, Laura Klein Honors: Dellandy Christian, Jillian Dean, Connor Sheehan

William Adams, Nancy Armitage, Dakota Benway, Cassidy Carroll, Parker Crandall, Liam Davis, Aisleigh Frum, Alexander Frum, Christopher Golembeck, Emile Goss, Charles Looby, Ashley Magoon, Bolster McKinley, Alexa Melendez, Elizabeth Peasley, Molly Rascoe, Kevin Russell, Christina Sherman, Brittney Spadafora

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Meetings set to discuss future of CP Bridge TICONDEROGA — State officials will hold a series of meetings today in LaChute Hall on Montcalm Street to receive feedback from the public regarding design plans for the replacement bridge at Crown Point as well as ideas

for commemorating the historic bridge that will soon be demolished. Three identical public meetings, each including a brief formal presentation followed by time for general questions and answers and

time for the public to view displays will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. The purpose of these “open house” sessions will be to provide an opportunity to receive further input from interested parties.

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St. James’ Church Traditional & Angilician Worship. Father David Ousley, Rector and Rev. Patti Johnson, Decon. Services: Wed. 6 p.m. Health & Prayer Holy Eucharist. Sunday 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. United Methodist Church Main Street. 647-8147. Sunday 11 a.m. Worship Service. Email: afumc1@frontiernet.net Holy Name Catholic Church Rt. 9N, Main Street, AuSable Forks, 6478225, Pastor Father Philip T. Allen, Daily Masses Monday @ 5:15 p.m., Tues. - Fri. @ 8 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m., Sun. 9:15 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before weekend masses.

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St. Matthew’s Catholic Church Black Brook, Silver Lake Rd., 647-8225, Pastor Father Philip T. Allen, Masses Sun. 11 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before each mass.

CLINTONVILLE

United Methodist Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce.

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St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church Court Street. 873-6760. Father Peter Riani., Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Website: http://ccsespn.-grainofwheat.net Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) 10 Williams Street. 873-2509. Sunday, Holy Communion 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Healing Prayer Service: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Group: Every Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan. All are welcome. Email: goodshepherd-etown@charter.net Web: www.etowngoodshepherd.org United Church of Christ (Congregational) Court Street. 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Worship Service: Sun. 11 a.m.; Sunday School ages 4 - grade 6. Nursery service Email: FShaw@westelcom.com

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St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Rt. 22. 963-4524. Father Scott Seymour, Pastor. Sunday Vigil Mass @ 8 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Email: stphilip@willex.com Essex Community Church (Methodist) Corner of Rt. 22 and Main St. 963-7766. Rev. John E. Hunn. Sunday Worship Services: 10:15 a.m.; Sunday School; Methodist Women’s Org. - 3rd Wednesday. Pre-School Playgroup - Thursdays 10 a.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church Church Street. 963-7775. Holy Communion and Church School, Sunday 9:15 a.m., Morning Prayer, Wednesday 9 a.m. Community Potluck Supper, Tuesday 6 p.m. Old Testament Bible Study, Wednesdays 10 a.m., Rev. Margaret Shaw. Email: stjohnschurch@willex.com

Foothills Baptist Church at Boquet 2172, NY Rt. 22 in Essex. Formerly Church of the Nazarene. Wednesday Night Service at 6 p.m. Worship services are Sunday 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday school 9:45 a.m. For further information call Rev. David White at 963-7160. Email: foothillsbapt@netzero.net

HARKNESS Harkness United Methodist Church Corner Harkness & Hollock Hill Rds., Harkness, NY. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sun. School 8:30 a.m.; Worship 9:30 a.m. ediepoland@aol.com

JAY First Baptist Church of Jay Rev. Joyce Bruce, Pastor. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.

KEENE St. Brendan’s Catholic Church Saturday Mass at 4 p.m., Sunday Mass at 11:15 a.m.; Pastor: Rev. Joseph Morgan; Pastor. Rectory Phone 523-2200. Email: stagnesch@roadrunner.com St. Hubert’s All Souls Episcopal Church Sunday Communion Service 10 a.m., June 29 through September 14 Keene Valley Congregational Church Main Street. 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. Keene United Methodist Church Main Street. Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Communion 1st Sunday every month.

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: rcckparish@charter.net

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The goal, according to state Department of Transportation officials, is to assure that the new bridge is built as quickly as possible, and that it is aesthetically compatible within the context of the community and the environment. During the presentations, project team members will review the design criteria for the new bridge and the feasible bridge types available for consideration. Attendees will be asked for input regarding features that should be included in the design, such as sidewalks, bicycle lanes, lighting and materials used, as well as the style of the new bridge. Options for commemorating the historic bridge will also be presented and discussed. The meeting will also address demolition plans for the existing bridge including when and how it is likely to occur. Staff from both NYSDOT and Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will be available following the formal portion of each meeting to discuss this information. In addition to being open to the general public, “consulting parties” as defined under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act who are interested in participating in the Lake Champlain Bridge replacement project are invited to attend the public meeting and to submit a written request to become a consulting party to both NYSDOT and VTrans at R01LakeChamplainBridge@dot.s

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Clinton Street, Keeseville. 834-5432. 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: ediepoland@aol.com The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene 124 Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Richard Reese. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church Rte. 22 & Interstate 87, P.O. Box 506, Keeseville, NY. 834-9620. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m., Bible Study - Wednesday Evening 6 p.m. Website: office@ibck.org 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: www.thebridgekeeseville.com Email: vikki@thebridgekeeseville.com

LEWIS Elizabethtown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses Rt. 9 West, Lewis, NY. Sunday Public Talk 10 a.m. followed by Watchtower Study 10:35 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study & Theocratic Ministry School & Service Meeting. For further information contact Bill Frawley 873-6563. Email: wmfrawley@charter.net First Congregational Church Lewis, 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Email: Fshaw@westelcom.com

REBER United Methodist Church Valley Road. 963-7924. Rev. Chilton McPheeters. Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Church School 11 a.m.

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Calvary Baptist Church Rt. 86. 946-2482. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (classes for all ages); Morning Worship 11 a.m. & Evening Service 7 p.m.; Bible Study & Prayer meeting Wednesday 7 p.m. St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church Mass Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 a.m. Father Phillip Allen, Pastor. Confessions 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Whiteface Community United Methodist Church Rt. 86 and Haselton Rd. The whiteface Community UMC & Pastor Joyce Bryson invite you to join us for worship at 10:30 a.m. followed by a time for coffee & fellowship. Visitors welcome. Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m. and child care for children up to age 7 is provided during worship. Church Office open 10 a.m. 1 p.m. Tues. - Fri. Office telephone 9467757. Riverside Thrift Shop located in the Methodist Barn open 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wed. & Sat. Call 946-2922 for questions concerning Thrift Shop. The Ecumenical Emergency Food Shelf and Outreach Program is located in the Rubin Sanford Building next to the church and is open Thurs. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Call 946-7757 with questions concerning our fuel assistance program. Senior Lunch Program Tues. & Thurs. 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call 946-2922 during that time only for assistance.

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Federated Church Main Street. 962-8293. Sun. Worship 9 a.m. including Children’s Church, followed by Bible Study 10:15 a.m. (beginning Sept. 13). Choir rehearsal Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Bible/Book study in the parsonage Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Youth Group beginning this Fall. Everyone welcome. Pastor Leon Hebrink. www.westptchurch.com Westport Bible Church 24 Youngs Road. 962-8247. Pastor Dick Hoff. Sunday Early Worship and Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Coffee Break 10:30 a.m.; Second Worship Service 11 a.m.; Olympian Club (Grades 1-6) 5:30 p.m.; Evening Service 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.; Thursday Men’s Bible Study 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Teen Club 6 p.m. Email: westportbiblech@westelcom.com The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Rt. 9N. 962-4994. Branch Pres. Fred Provoncha. Sacrament Meeting 10 a.m.; Sunday School 11:20 a.m.; Priesthood & Relief Society 12:10 a.m.; Primary 11:20 a.m. 1 p.m. St. Philip Neri Catholic Church 6603 Main St., Father Peter Riani, Pastor. Residence, 873-6760. Mass schedule: Sat., 7 p.m. (Summer only); Sun., 8:30 a.m. Weekdays: consult bulletin. Email: allrises@westelcom.com

Wilmington Church of the Nazarene Wilmington, NY. 946-7708 or 946-2434. Marty J. Bausman, Pastor. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship and Praise 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday - Family Night at Church 7 p.m. (Adult Bible Study, King’s Kids - ages 3-12, Teen Group - ages 13-17). Email: mbausman@whiteface.net

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Send events at least two weeks by: • e-mail to northerncalendar@denpubs.com • fax to 1-518-561-1198 • snail-mail in care of “Regional Calendar” to 24 Margaret St., Suite 1, Plattsburgh N.Y. 12901 ...or submit them on-line at www.denpubs.com!

Friday, Dec. 11 (Hanukkah begins) REDFORD — Back Porch Band performance, Big Daddy’s Restaurant, 4655 State Route 3, 5:30 p.m. Donations benefit Hospice of the North Country. CHAMPLAIN — Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Northeastern Clinton Central School, 103 State Route 276, 6 p.m. Tickets $3 advance, $5 at door. Kids younger than 12 free. 236-7373 or 236-4543. PLATTSBURGH — Benjamin Bright performs, Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 6 p.m. www.oliveridleys.com. MORRISONVILLE — Holiday Reading Night, Morrisonville Elementary School, 47 Sand Road, 6:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Family swim night, CVPH Wellness Center, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. www.townofplattsburgh.com. MORRISONVILLE — English country dance, Clinton County Fairgrounds, North Country Squares Building, 74 Fairgrounds Road. Beginners, 7 p.m. Dance, 7:30-9 p.m. 563-1834. KEESEVILLE — One-woman show “The Belle of Amherst,” AuSable Valley Grange Hall, 1749 Main St., 7 p.m. $10 admission. 8346097. CHAMPLAIN — Bowling tournament to raise money for Rouses Point stage, Bowlmart, 2270 U.S. Route 11. Bowling, 7 p.m. DJ, 8 p.m. $20 per person. PERU — Too Tall String Band performance, Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm St., 7:30 p.m. ESSEX — Pleasant Valley Chorale Holiday Concert, Essex Community Church, 2036 Main St., 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted. SARANAC LAKE — Singer/songwriter Joe Crookston performs, BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar St., 7:30 p.m. $14 or $12 for

BluSeed members. 891-3799. PLATTSBURGH — Lucid perfor ms, Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. www.monopole.org. PLATTSBURGH — Glass Onion performs, Olive Ridley’s, 37 Cour t St., 10 p.m. www.oliveridleys.com.

Saturday, Dec. 12 WEST CHAZY — Annual toy drive to benefit Christmas Bureau, West Chazy Fire Department, 7656 State Route 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Need winter clothes, toys and cash donations. PLATTSBURGH — Adirondack Humane Society Santa Pet Photos Fundraiser, Tails of the Adirondacks, Airport Plaza, 770 State Route 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 561-7297. JAY — JEMS Annual Holiday Craft Fair, Amos and Julia Ward Theatre, corner of State Routes 9N and 86, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CHAZY — Story time with Kym Taylor, Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9, 10 a.m. Ages 3-8. 846-7676 to register. WILMINGTON — Friends of the Library annual Cookies by the Pound Sale, Wilmington E. M. Cooper Memorial Public Library, 5751 State Route 86, 10 a.m. Benefit drawing at 11 a.m. 946-7701. P L AT T S B U R G H — E l m o r e SPCA Pet Photos Fundraiser, PetSmart, 67 Consumer Square, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 643-2451. LAKE PLACID — Harvest Market, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr., 12-4 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Book signing by “A Year in the Country” author Samantha Rigsby, Cornerstone Bookshop, 110 Margaret St., 1-3 p.m. ROUSES POINT — North Country Authors meet and greet, St. Patrick’s Church, 9 Liberty St., 2-6 p.m. LEWIS — Santa Claus visits, Lewis Volunteer Fire Department, 13 Firehouse Lane, 4 p.m.

CADYVILLE — Christmas tree lighting, Cadyville Volunteer Fire Department, 2122 State Route 3, 5 p.m. WHALLONSBURG — Staged reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Whallonsburg Grange Hall, State Route 22, 7 p.m. Donations of food and cash accepted. PLATTSBURGH — Second Saturday Cinema viewing of “Food, Inc.,” Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Center, 4 Palmer St., 7 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Production of “The Nutcracker,” Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr., 7:30 p.m. KEESEVILLE — 44th Annual Keeseville Peru Ecumenical Choir Concert, St. John the Baptist Church, 1804 Main St., 7:30 p.m. CHAMPLAIN — Northern Lights Square Dance Club dance, Northeastern Clinton Central Middle School cafeteria, 103 State Route 276, 7:30-10 p.m. Caller and cuer Carl Trudo. 298-4599. PLATTSBURGH — The Dogs of Jazz performs, Irises Café and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 8-11 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Glass Onion performs, Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. www.oliveridleys.com. PLATTSBURGH — Santa and His Bells, Southgate Bar and Lounge, 5131 U.S. Ave., 10 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 13 CHAZY — Open skate sponsored by Woodsman of the World, Scotts’ Memorial Rink, 52 MacAdam Road, 9:15-10:45 a.m. LAKE PLACID — Production of “The Nutcracker,” Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr., 2 p.m. CHAZY — Holiday Concert, Chazy Central Rural School, 609 Miner Farm Road, 2 p.m. ELIZABETHTOWN — Pleasant Valley Chorale Holiday Concert,

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This week’s theme: “Subliminal messages” ACROSS 1 Works out 9 Like the shore, often 15 Chapters in history 19 Bridge opening 20 School for Torah study 22 Court plea, for short 23 Airline message 26 Go for the bronze? 27 Food container 28 What “I believe in,” in a Beatles title 29 Cunning sort 33 Perot of politics 36 Latin 101 word 37 Electronics message 44 Bag 46 Kindle downloads 47 Toledo-to-Valencia dirección 48 “Rebel Without a Cause” actor 49 Intimidate 52 Ear projection 55 Peek-a-boo player 56 Feminine ending 57 Plot inventors 59 It gets the ball off the ground 60 San Luis __ 62 It may be pediatric: Abbr. 63 Dieter’s unit 65 Hyper toon pooch 66 Shipping message 75 Razz 76 House-warming presence? 77 Cambodia’s Lon __ 78 Bush tour 81 Mischief-maker 84 Perfect

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United Church of Christ, 7580 Court St., 3 p.m. Donations accepted. ELIZABETHTOWN — Youth Christmas party, Cobble Hill Golf Course, corner of State Routes 9 and 9N, 4-6:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Christmas Candlelight Concert, First Presbyterian Church, 34 Brinkerhoff St., 4 p.m. WILLSBORO — Holiday Carol Sing, 1812 Homestead, 4403 State Route 22, 5-8 p.m. 963-7816.

Monday, Dec. 14 ELIZABETHTOWN — Advent Musical Meditations with Russell Ames, pianist, and Mary Lu Kirsty, organist, United Church of Christ, 7580 Court St., 12:15-12:30 p.m. Donations accepted. 873-2667. UPPER JAY — Quilters Gathering, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, 4 p.m. WADHAMS — Anatomy and Physiology Class instructed by Brian Trzaskos, Wadhams Free Library, 763 State Route 22, 6-7 p.m. $10 per class. 963-8142.

Tuesday, Dec. 15 DANNEMORA — ADK Club Algonquin Chapter hike of Dannemora Mountain. Call Nancy Olsen, 561-0189, by Dec. 12. Bring lunch. ROUSES POINT — Rouses Point Playgroup, Champlain Children’s Learning Center, 10 Clinton St., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 314-1191. For children ages 0-6. PLATTSBURGH — Storytime for preschoolers, Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 10:30-11 a.m. UPPER JAY — Writers Collective, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, 7-8:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Sweet Sounds of Christmas concert, Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman St., 7 p.m. Admission nonperishable food item for Plattsburgh Interfaith Foodshelf.

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InBrief Westport Library hosts Chancler and friends WESTPORT — he Westport Library is presenting another evening of beautiful music. Thursday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. Rose Chancler will be playing on her keyboard a few pieces, then accompanying the audience in singing holiday songs and carols. Also performing will be students from the Westport Central School, under the direction of Janice Kyle. There will be a fire in the fireplace and delicious refreshments. This program is free and open to the public and made possible, in part, with a CAP Grant from the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks. For more information, call 962-4022 or email EllenFewAnderson@gmail.com.

United Way accepting partner applications PLATTSBURGH — The United Way that serves Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties is currently accepting applications from agencies and organizations wishing to become a partner agency of the United Way for fiscal year 2011. Agencies and organizations wishing to apply may obtain the necessary paperwork by stopping in at the United Way office, located at 45 Tom Miller Road, or by calling 563-0028. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. All applicants must be a (501-C-3) "Not-for-Profit" organization and show proof of certification. Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010.

Presentation examines wilderness experiences WADHAMS — The Wadhams Free Library presents "The Power of Wilderness Experiences for Teens," an illustrated talk by C. G. Stephens, Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. For three decades, Wadhams resident C.G. Stephens has led young campers into the wilderness of northern Ontario as part of Northwaters and Langskib Wilderness Programs (NWL). As part of the Wadhams Free Library's “Wednesdays in Wadhams” lecture series, join C.G. as he shares memories, photos, and insights into how wilderness experiences forge character and community, and shape young leaders. The presentation is free and questions will be welcome. Wadhams Free Library, Wadhams, NY. 962-8717.

Correction In the Dec. 5 issue of the Valley News, an article entitled “Keene teen arrested for rape, burglary” incorrectly reported that the alleged perpetrator, Kyle J. Kernan-Dudley was apprehended by police. Kernan-Dudley voluntarily turned himself in to police Nov. 25. When appearing in court Nov. 30, Kernan-Dudley pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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ADOPTION A BABY IS OUR DREAM: We’re Lori & Steve, a loving couple who’s longing to adopt! We care about you. Please call 1-800982-3678. Expenses paid. A loving couple wishes to adopt a newborn into a home filled with happiness, security and endless love. Expenses paid. Please call Brendan and Laura toll-free at 1-800-9910782 or email us at adoptbaby2009@yahoo.com Faced with an unplanned pregnancy? Loving couples await. Receive information/pictures; you choose. Open or closed adoption. Assistance available. Call compassionate counselor. 1-866-236-7638; 24/7 PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? You choose from families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions. 866-413-6292.

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518-561-9680 | 1-800-989-4ADS $$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!!! Injury Lawsuit Dragging? $500$500,000++within 48/hrs? Low rates 1-800568-8321 www.fastcasecash.com BANKRUPTCSHARE1 on SNAP107361:Classified Headers DO NOT TOUCH:Classified Headers EPS $299 plus $399 for court costs. Fast, easy, secure, proven. Let us handle your entire bankruptcy. GUARANTEED. No additional fees. Call now 1-800-878-2215 www.signhere.org. LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT LOANS, Auto Accidents & Work Comp. LOW FEES on all cases. 866-709-1100, www.glofin.com

FIREWOOD DRY FIREWOOD, mixed hardwood, split $70 per face cord, on site. Call 518-6439759 GREEN HORIZON gasification wood boilers. BLOW OUT SALE! 85% efficient, burns round wood, no splitting. As low as $7,500 extras included. GREENWAY ENERGY SOLUTIONS. 518-834-6021

BASKETBALL SNEAKER Men’s Reebok White Size 7 Brand New $45 (518) 566-7609

FOR SALE

APPLIANCES Maytag washer/dryer good condition $200 518-494-2205

AUCTIONS ABSOLUTE AUCTION- Two Farms. Wednesday, December 16th. Sale 1: 148+/Acres/Farmhouse Sedley, VA, @ 1:00PM. Sale 2: 71 +/- Acres Chesapeake, VA @ 4:00pm. www.rogersrealty.com-VAAL#2

BUSINESS SERVICES CARPENTER AND handyman. Cabinets, closets, doors, wall units. Home repair, kitchen/bath projects, and more. From design to finishing. Lewis, NY 518-9622774

COMPUTERS COMPUTER $80. Plus FREE MONITOR, FREE MOUSE, FREE KEYBOARD. XP Home Edition. Works Great. (518) 891-4914 Computer XP $65 free keyboard, monitor, No Friday night Saturday calls 518-251-3653 FREE COMPUTER printer, Epson Stylus C86, with guide booklet. 802-475-2044 Geeks-In-Route & On-site Computer & Computer Networking Services by A+ & Microsoft or CISCO Certified Technicians. If We Can\’92t Fix It, It\’92s Free! MC/DIS/AMEX/VISA. 1-866-661-GEEK (4335)

ELECTRONICS * REDUCE YOUR CABLE BILL! * - Get a 4room, all-digital satellite system installed for FREE and programming starting under $20. Free Digital Video Recorders to new callers. So call now, 1-800-795-3579.

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DIRECTV SAVE $26/MO FOR A YEAR! Ask how! NO equipment to buy, NO start costs! Free DVR/HD upgrade! Other packages start $29.99/mo! Details call DirectStarTV 1-800206-4912 DISCOUNT CIGARETTES, CIGARS & TOBACCO delivered to your door. ALL CHEAP. Toll free 1-877-600-4210. ADULTS (18+) DISH Network. $19.99/mo, Why Pay More For TV? 100+ Channels. FREE 4-Room Install. FREE HD-DVR. Plus $600 Sign-up BONUS. Call Now! 1-888-430-9664 DISH NETWORK. $19.99/month. Why Pay More For TV? 100+ Channels. FREE 4RoomInstall. FREE HD-DVR. Plus $600 Sign-up BONUS., Call Now! 1-866-578-5652 GET DISH - FREE INSTALLATION $19.99/mo HBO & Showtime FREE - Over 50 HD Channels FREE. Lowest Prices - No Equipment to Buy!Call for full details - 1-877287-7781 Get Dish - FREE Installation - $19.99/mo. HBO & Showtime FREE-Over 50 HD Channels FREE. Lowest Prices - No Equipment to Buy! Call Now for full Details 877-242-0983 H.B.SMITH boiler, oil fired, 85,000 BTU. Utica indirect hot water tank includes circulator. $350/obo. 492-7191 HEAT TAPE 40’ heavy duty with power indicator light, $30. 518-576-4592 HOLIDAY TIME 9’ artifical Christmas Tree in box. Used twice. $50 OBO. 523-7384 MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC NASA VISCO MATTRESSES WHOLESALE! T$299 F-$349 Q-$399 K-$499 ADJUSTABLES - $799 FREE DELIVERY 25 YEAR WARRANTY 90 NIGHT TRIAL 1-800ATSLEEP 1-800-287-5337 WWW.MATTRESSDR.COM NEW GT Express 101 deluxe cooker, new, $30. Call 518-563-1558 NEW-TRAILER Hitch Receiver, 1-1/4” opening, 3500# two range, $50.\’caCall 518-4947560 OFF BRAND kid sized 4 wheeler for parts. $100 OBO. 518-597-3593.

RUG. 10’X8’6”, orange red color, looped pile. $45 OBO. 802-388-7035 please leave message. TWO NEW men’s Columbia suede jackets with removable vest. List price $279.00 Yours for $100.00. 518-251-3624.

FREE FREE - BABY grand piano (Ludwig). You pickup. 802-875-3781. Free waste oil Call 518-942-6525

FURNITURE 10’ ALUMINUM John boat. $299 firm. 518636-0770. BLUE FLORAL sofa & loveseat. 2 LZboy recliners. 1 blue, 1 rose. Blue 8x10 carpet w/pad. Excellent condition. All or seperate. 643-2484. CASUAL LIVING room chair. Good condition. Wooden arms, neutral color. $50. 802773-7255. Ivory one armed couch, excellent condition $120 518-321-6598 Walnut entertainment center. Fits 27” TV. 48” wide, 41” long. $20. 802-773-3916.

GENERAL **ALL Satellite Systems are not the same. Monthly programming starts under $20 per month and FREE HD and DVR systems for new callers. CALL NOW 1-800-799-4935 3 wheel walker $40 518-623-3443 AIRLINE MECHANIC - Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-854-6156 AIRLINE MECHANIC: Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance. 866-453-6204. AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888) 686-1704 Ariens Snowblower 7HP Runs Well, Electric Starter, Just Serviced $325 or B.O. 518-251-2740 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical,*Business,*Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 800-510-0784 www.CenturaOnline.com ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computeravailable. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-201-8657 www.CenturaOnline.com ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Accounting, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 800-494-3586 www.CenturaOnline.com ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE FROM HOME. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Accounting,Criminal Justice. Job Placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. 1-800-494-2785. www.CenturaOnline.com CHECK us out at www.denpubs.com

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CHERRY BEDROOM SET. Solid Wood, never used, brand new in factory boxes. English Dovetail. Original cost $4500. Sell for $749. Can deliver. 917-731-0425

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Crown Point Bread Co. Open: 7-7 TuesSat., 7-2 Sun., Closed Mon. Wood fired, Hand crafted, Bread, Pastries, Pizza. Now taking Christmas cookie orders 518-5974466

LIFE INSURANCE, NO MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS. Purchase ages 18 to 85. Fast acceptances. 1-800-938-3439, x24; 1-516938-3439, x24

CUT EXPENSES NOW! . Never Been Easier. GLOBAL DISCOUNT CARD MEMBERS Saver BIG- Walmart, Target, Starbucks, Walgreens. Discount Movie Tickets. Restaurants.GO TO WWW.GDCDISCOUNT.COM Only $29.95! Enter Publication Code: 05 DIRECTV - $26 off/mo! 150+ Channels & Premium Movie Channels ONLY $29.99/mo. FREE SHOWTIME - 3 mos. New customers only. 1-888-420-9472 DIRECTV FREE MOVIES 3 MONTHS! Ask How! NO Equipment to Buy NO Start Costs! Free DVR/HD Upgrade! Other Packages Start $29.99/mo! Details Call DirectStarTV 1800-620-0058 DIRECTV SAVE $26/MO FOR A YEAR! Ask How! NO Equipment to Buy NO Start Costs! Free DVR/HD Upgrade! Other Packages Start $29.99/mo! Details Call DirectStarTV 1800-279-5698 DISH TV. $19.99/mo., $600 Sign-up Bonus! FREE 4-Room Install. FREE HD-DVR! Call now. 1-800-915-9514. DIVORCE - NYS - UNCONTESTED. All Documents prepared. Just sign. No court / attorney.1-914-762-6776;1-877-977-LEGAL. www.nyparalegals.com Donate Your Car! Breast Cancer Research Foundation! Tax deductible/Fast free pick up. 1-800-379-5124, www.cardonationsforbreastcancer.org EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 800-510-0784 www.CenturaOnline.com Electric Service Panel Meter Pan Breakers and GFI outlets on P.T. Pedestal $350 O.B.O. 518-494-7150 FREE VACATION for Donating vehicles, boats, property, collectables, merchandise to Dvar Institute. Maximize IRS deductions while helping teens in crisis. Quick Prompt Service. 1-800-338-6724 Get Dish - FREE Installation - $19.99/mo. HBO & Showtime FREE - Over 50 HD Channels FREE. Lowest prices - No Equipment to buy! Call now for full details. 1877-242-0976 Get Dish - FREE Installation - $19.99/mo. HBO & Showtime FREE - Over 50 HD Channels FREE. Lowest prices - No Equipment to buy! Call now for full details. 1877-554-2014. Holiday Dishes-NEW, service for 8, w/4 serving pieces. Ivory w/holly design $45 A great gift 518-585-6255 ITALIAN LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET in original plastic, never used. Original price $3,000, sacrifice $975. Bill 347-328-0651 Law Offices of Thomas H. Hanna Jr.,P.C. Loan Modifications, Debt Consolidation. Lower Monthly Payments, Save Thousands, Stop Harassing Calls, Qualify for Cash Back,Become Debt Free! Toll Free 1-877614-2662

NASCAR #3 odds & end, race cars different drivers in original boxes, all for $100 518623-4152 Photo Printer HP Photosmart A610 with extra photo paper and color cartridges. Perfect condition. $50 518-494-3182 PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR BUSINESS TO 6.1 MILLIONHOUSEHOLDS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK STATE. Reach As Many As 12 MillionPotential Buyers Quickly and Inexpensively. ONLY $490 FOR A 15 WORD AD. Place Your Ad in The CPAN Classified Ad Network by Calling This Paper or callCPAN directly at 1-877-275-2726. Also check out the CPAN website at www.fcpny.com where you can download the complete media kit right from thehomepage. Reach over 30 million homes with one buy. Advertise in NANI for only $2,795 per week! For information, visit www.naninetwork.com Receive $1000 in Groceries! Real relief program helping people just like you! Pay only $4.90 for your grocery voucher. Use on your favorite brands! Consumer Advocate Response introductory price. 1-800-4309507 STEEL BUILDINGS: 3 only. 216x20, 25x28, 40x52. Selling for Balance Owed! Free delivery. 1-800-462-7930x61 TRAIN FOR New Career. Underwater Welder, Commercial Diver, NDT/Weld Inspector. Job placement and financial aid for those who qualify, 1-800-321-0298. Trains “NScale” many extra track, MRC power, sound system, turnouts ( Atlas) $300 518-585-7242

GUITAR, LIKE NEW. Denny Zager steel, sunburst, with hard case. Rarely played. $250. 802-446-3919.

PETS & SUPPLIES FEMALE BOSTON Terrier puppies for sale. Wonderfully marked, well socialized, 1st vet visit, ready for new home. Asking 800.00 with papers. Please call (518) 493-6422 Free Cats, that were abandoned. Help give them a good home. Call 518-942-7034 MALINOIS X puppies, Hybrid German Shepherd. Ready now or will hold for Christmas. $350 firm. 518-963-8592.

SPORTING GOODS CROSS COUNTRY skis, Rossignol $40, Elan $25, Edsbyn $15, Poles $10. All in great shape. Call 563-1956. HOCKEY PADS, pants, helmet, bag and Easton Aluminum stick- women’s small. $100 OBO. 518-523-3153 (518) 523-3153

WANTED COMPLETE SNOWPLOW set up to fit 1996 Ford F150. 524-8377 MUSIC COLLECTOR wants to buy old record collections, all speeds, Also sheet music. Call 518-846-6784. jgill@westelcom.com WANTED: DRUMMER and bass player for Roots Rock band. Covers and originals. Greater Bellows Falls area. Call 802-3765543.

WANTED TO BUY WANTED DIABETES TEST STRIPS Any Kind/Any brand Unexpired. Pay up to $18.00 per box. Shipping Paid. Call 1-800-267-9895 or www.SellDiabeticstrips.com

TOOLS

GUNS/AMMO

Parks Planer HO 12” 220V Extra Blades, cost $1200 new, asking $475, 518-543-6419

SMITH & WESSON Model 28, 357 mag. Asking $350. Derringer, Rohm Gmbh, .38 special. Asking $100. Call 518-834-7612.

Radial Arm Saw Commercial 10” Asking $150, 518-546-8287

HORSES/ACCESS. HORSE TRAILER For Sale. New floor, wiring, tires, and brakes. Good condition. Ready to roll! $500 (518) 873-2152 TWO HORSES, western trail ride. Sound Mare’s. $1,500 OBO. Moving, must sell. 518681-0290

MUSIC CLARINET, VIOLIN, FLUTE, TRUMPET, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $75 each. UprightBass, Cello, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums, $189 each. Others 4-sale 1516-377-7907 GUITAR, “Jay Jr.” Dreadnaught, in original box-never been played! (Great Xmas gift) $75 Call 802-459-2987

HEALTH IF YOU USED THE ANTIBIOTIC DRUG LEVAQUIN AND SUFFERED A TENDON RUPTURE, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800535-5727. Men’s Health FDA Medical Vacuum pumps, testosterone, Viagra, Cialis. Free brochures. 619-294-7777. www.drjoelkaplan.com (discounts available) Viagra-Bailout Prices - Limited Time $2.25 Per Pill? 40 Pills $89.00 Hablamos Espanol! Newhealthyman.com 1-888-735-4419 WEIGHTLOSS MEDICATIONS Phentermine, Phendimetrazine etc. Office visit, onemonth supply for $80. 1-631-4626161; 1-516-754-6001; www.MDthin.com

EDUCATION

OLD GUITARS WANTED! Fender, Gibson, Martin, Gretsch, Prairie State, Euphonon, Larson, D\’92Angelico, Stromberg, Rickenbacker, and Mosrite. Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1930\’92s thru 1970\’92s TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440

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Four 1 & 2 BR apartments. Convenient access to shopping, lake, transportation. All apartments freshly painted, new high-quality hardwood laminate flooring, kitchen cabinets, etc. Heat included. 1BR - $625 / 2BR - $650. Add $50 mo. for new washer/dryer in apartment. Proactive, responsible landlord who gets things done. References/1 month security required. Contact Susan Cook 518-546-7557 64749

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EQUIPMENT SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $2,990.00— Convert your LOGS TO VALUABLE LUMBER with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also available. norwoodsawmills.com/300n. Free information: 1-800-578-1363-Ext300-N.

LOCALBUSINESS

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LJM Lake Placid Holdings LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/30/2009. Office Location: Essex County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom

process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 5671 Cascade Rd., Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. VN-11/14-12/19/09-6TC55872

FOR ALL Your Excavating needs, Call Brookfield Excavation. Serving Clinton & Essex Counties. Fully insured / Free estimates. Call 518-962-4592 or 518-802-0850.

SATURDAY December 12, 2009

-------------------------------ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION filed for Flying Pancakes, LLC, with NY Secty. of State on 10/06/09 in Essex Cty. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 61 Tunnel Ln, Willsboro, NY 12996. Pur-

pose: Any lawful purpose. Date LLC is to dissolve: No specific date. VN-11/28/09-1/2/10-6TC55907 -------------------------------THE TOWN OF ESSEX is accepting applications for the following positions to be appointed in January for the year 2010. Applicants must reside in the town of Essex. Please send a letter of interest to - Town of Essex, PO Box 355,

LEGALS

Essex, NY 12936, attention Sharon Boisen, NLT December 28, 2009. Thank you in advance for your interest. Animal Control Officer - Incumbent Deputy Town Clerk - Incumbent Youth Commission Chairman Incumbent Water Superintendent - Incumbent Zoning Officer / Building Inspector- Incumbent Assistant Water Superintendent - Vacant Zoning Board of Appeals Vacant VN-12/12,12/26/09-3TC-55965 ----------------------------------------THE TOWN OF ESSEX PLANNING BOARD will hold their regular meeting at 7:00pm on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at the Town Hall, Essex NY. All are welcome to attend. Submitted by Heather Lamb, Secretary VN-12/12/09-1TC-55969 -----------------------------------------

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LEGAL NOTICE A Parking Ban will be into effect, in the Town of Willsboro, on all Town, County and State Roads between the Hours of 10:00 P.M. - 6:00 A.M. This ban will be into effect from December 1, 2009 through April 1, 2010. Peter Jacques Highway Superintendent December 7, 2009 VN-12/12/09-1TC-49079 Someone Cares! • No Charge • Strictly Confidential

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$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS FOR SALE! Honda Civic 1995 only $775! Hondas,Toyotasand more! For listings 1-800366-0124 ext L127

4 SNOW tires set used 2 seasons Dunlop 215/50R17 91q. Excellent (518) 293-8077

CARS $1,000-$2,999 THIS IS a test ad to see about the extras and edirions

TRUCKS OVER $10,000 2005 DODGE Ram 1500. 6 speed manual trans. Regular Cab, short bed, 4x4, Tow pkg., cloth, air, 25,300+ miles. EXTREMELY good condition. $11,500 obo. (518) 891-0050

NOKIAN SNOW Tires. Hakkapeliitta2. Used 800 miles on 2004 CTS. 225/55R16 95T. $195 Pair. (518) 891-5514 Tires(6), 8.75x16.5LT on Dodge wheels under 500mi, $600/OBO 4-225x15LT Michelin X-Radial $175, 4-235/75R15 Liberator M+S on Ford 4x4 Alloys 518-4947150 TWO STUDDED snow tires. P195/75/R14, $25 each. Sturdy steel truck rack, 40” x 11’, $100 OBO. 420-5439 ask for Mike. WHEELS/RIMS for Ford Escape 225/75R15; original rims not used in winter; $300 OBO (518) 648-5337

AUTO WANTED *DONATE YOUR CAR!! FREE Vacation +$200 Gas card +$1000 Gift Card. 24/7 PickUp,Tax Deduction. HELP CHILDREN AT RISK. Se Habla Espanol *1-877-829-9633* AAAA ** DONATION Donate your Car Boat or Real Estate. IRS Tax Deductible. Free Pick-up/Tow. Any Model/Condition. Help Under Privileged Children. Outreach Center. 1-800-928-7566 AAAA+ DONATE YOUR CAR. TAX DEDUCTION. Bluebook value some repairablevehicles. CHILDREN’S LITERACY 1-800-3397790 DONATE Your CAR Boat or Real Estate. Fully Tax Deductible. IRS Recognized Charity.Free Pick-Up & Tow. Any Model or Condition. Help Needy Children.outreachcenter.com 1-800-596-4011

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2008 SKI-Doo MXZ 550 fan, only 229 miles, very good condition, includes cover & extra belt, $3900. 518-359-8234.

2005 360 Kawasaki\’ca4-wheeler,\’ca4wd, Red, $2500. 518-962-2376

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WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI,1970-1980, Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, H2-750, H1-500, S1-250, S2-250, S2-350, S3-400. CASH PAID. 1-800-7721142. 1-310-721-0726.

1988 FORD Ranger ext. cab. V6, 2WD, standard. For parts or fix. $450 OBO. 518-8349296.

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2009 CHEVROLET SILVERADO K3500 DUMP

2009 CHEVROLET AVEO LT SEDAN

SATURDAY December 12, 2009

2009 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT SEDAN

2009 BUICK LUCERNE CX SEDAN

EQUIPPED WITH: 4x4, 6.0 Gas, Auto., A/C, PS, PB, CD, Cruise, 2-3 Yard Krystel Box! Stk#097176

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EQUIPPED WITH: V6, AT, A/C, PS, PB, PL, PW, Tilt, Cruise, CD. Stk#091038

EQUIPPED WITH: V6, AT, A/C, PS, PB, PL, PW, Tilt, Cruise, CD. Stk#094016

MSRP............................................$41,341 CHRISTOPHER DISC..........................$4,345 GM REBATE......................................$5,000 GM OVERAGE BONUS CASH.............$1,000 DELIVERED........................

MSRP............................................$16,600 CHRISTOPHER DISC.............................$605 GM REBATE......................................$2,000 GM OVERAGE BONUS CASH.............$1,000 DELIVERED........................

MSRP............................................$25,885 CHRISTOPHER DISC.............................$890 GM REBATE......................................$4,000 GM OVERAGE BONUS CASH.............$1,000 DELIVERED........................

MSRP............................................$30,820 CHRISTOPHER DISC..........................$1,325 GM REBATE......................................$5,000 GM OVERAGE BONUS CASH.............$1,000 DELIVERED........................

2009 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT SEDAN

2009 CHEVROLET SILVERADO EXT. CAB

2009 CHEVROLET TAHOE HYBRID

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EQUIPPED WITH: AT, A/C, PS, PB, PL, PW, Tilt, Cruise, CD. Stk#091089

EQUIPPED WITH: 5.3V8, AT, A/C, PS, PB, Tilt, Cruise, CD, 4x4, Trl. Pkg. & More! Stk#097147

EQUIPPED WITH: V8, AT, A/C, PS, PB, PL, PW, Tilt, Cruise, Van, Sunroof, DVD & More! Stk#097038

EQUIPPED WITH: EQ WITH AT, PANEL, LS PACKAGE, 4 CYL. Stk#097070

MSRP............................................$25,365 CHRISTOPHER DISC.............................$870 GM REBATE......................................$2,500 GM OVERAGE BONUS CASH.............$1,000 DELIVERED........................

MSRP............................................$32,740 CHRISTOPHER DISC.............................$975 GM REBATE......................................$4,500 GM OVERAGE BONUS CASH.............$1,000 DELIVERED........................

MSRP............................................$56,500 CHRISTOPHER DISC..........................$4,005 GM REBATE......................................$4,500 GM OVERAGE BONUS CASH.............$2,000 DELIVERED........................

MSRP............................................$20,840 CHRISTOPHER DISC..........................$1,000 GM REBATE......................................$2,500 GM OVERAGE BONUS CASH.............$1,000 DELIVERED........................

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‘07 HONDA ACCORD

‘04 BUICK LESABRE

#1330, EXT, Red, 4x4....................$19,995 #091083A, Crew, Bk, 4x4.............$17,888

‘08 PONTIAC VIBE

#101010A, GY, One Owner, 12K...$14,995

#1327, Loaded, One Owner, Black.............$32,995 #101006A, Leather, AT, 4 Dr., Roof.............$14,995

‘08 CHEVY UPLANDER VAN

#1325, G4, Clean, Low Miles.....................$13,995

#10700A, One Owner, Blue, 29K Miles........$10,988 #094017A, One Owner, Loaded, 47K Miles. . . .$9,995

‘08 CHEVY COBALT

#091025A, Gray, AT, 33K.............................$9,995

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Valley News 12-12-09