Monthly Archives: August 2012

NY CROPS MOSTLY HIGHER

Crop production prospects in 2012 forNew Yorkare mostly higher compared with a year earlier, according to King Whetstone, Director of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office. Forecasts for soybeans, oats, and dry beans are expected to be higher. Production of winter wheat and corn for grain are expected to be lower than…

FLYTE CHOSEN BY TOWN AND VILLAGE

The Town of Harrietstown and the Village of Saranac Lake are finalizing arrangements to jointly maintain and upgrade equipment and controls using Flyte pumps for managing sewage effluent at their new lift stations.. The water project, is nearly complete, in fact the water tank on Mt Pisgah is currently being filled and should be ready…

EDUCATION COMMISSION REGIONAL MEETINGS

Before Back-to-School, Some Back-Talk to School Reformers Mark Scheerer SYRACUSE, N.Y. – As it continues a series of regional meetings, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Education Reform Commission pulls into Syracuse today. The body, put together to study how to improve New York’s public schools in difficult economic times, will gather input from parents, teachers and other…

NO MORE CRITERIUM IN SL

The Team Placid Planet website says Thank you for attending the 4th Annual Saranac Lake Downtown Criterium on Sunday, June 10th in 2012..  The Biking event in Saranac Lake was the New York State Criterium Championships for the third year running! AUDIO – 081412 – SPORTS – No More Criterium in Saranac Lake The Event Marks a weekend of activity…

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THURSDAY ART WALKS

SaranacLake’s 3rd Thursday Art Walks will continue this Thursday. The Village of Saranac Lake will again host the talents of regional and local artists of various genres from 5:00 to 7:30pm. Beginning a self-guided tour through Downtown and a couple of outer-lying venues, visitors can go to any participating venue, get a schedule and map,…

Lake Placid ADDS PHYSICIAN

New physician accepting patients at Lake Placid Health Center SARANAC LAKE – A new physician is accepting patients at the Lake Placid Health Center, a member of Adirondack Health.   For Dr. Tracey Viola, the opportunity to care for patients and make a home in the Tri-Lakes region is a dream come true.  Both she and…

EURASIAN MILFOIL SUMMIT

The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) is a cooperative effort initiated in 1998 among citizens and organizations of the Adirondacks. Our mission is to protect the Adirondack region from the negative impacts of nonnative invasive species.  The program coordinates two projects: the Aquatic Invasive Species Project and the Terrestrial Invasive Species Project. The APIPP serves…

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RAILWAY ADDS 20 NEW JOBS

It’s the first week of Freight Train Service for the Saratoga & North Creek Railway following a ribbon cutting  ceremony which the company says marks beginning of 20 new job opportunities in theNorth Country.. The Saratoga & North Creek Railway launching the first freight train service to traverse the Sanford Lake Branch line in over…

PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL – SL ART WORKS

The Saranac Lake Art Works – Plein Air Festival kicks off this Thursday with nearly 50 artists signed on to participate. This year marks the 4th time the event has visitedSaranacLake.  It begins Thursday and runs through the weekend. Saranac Lake ArtWorks has teamed with the Village of Saranac Lake to build an experience they’re…

SPORTS SHORTS – 1932 RENOVATION

The Olympic Center’s 1932 rink is being restored..  The structure is being restored to its original appearance in the 1930’s. Some of the work includes the installation of windows that have been enclosed by brink since prior to the 1980 Olympic Winter Games.  The revitalization project is being financed through the remaining funds from a…

TOWN OF JAY WATER DISCOUNT

Here’s a note from The Town of Jay…  if you have received Town of Jay 2012 Water Billing and your home was damaged by Hurricane Irene and you are no longer receiving Town Water, you may be eligible for a discounted rate. In order to be considered for this rate reduction, You simply need to…

COMPARING NY APPLES AND ORANGES

NEW YORKFRUIT PRODUCTION DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY The Drought is having an affect on the Corn Crop across theUnited Statesand closer to home, Total apple production inNew Yorkis forecast at 590 million pounds according to King Whetstone, Director of the USDA’s New York Field Office. This is 52 percent below last year. This forecast is the lowest…

Obituary – Tina Louise Fuller

Tina Louise Fuller, age 50, of14 Kiwassa Road,SaranacLake, died Saturday, August 11, 2012 atAdirondackMedicalCenterinSaranacLake. Born inGlens Falls,New Yorkon January 03, 1962, she was the daughter of Bernard and Peggy (Stiles) Fuller. Tina attended and graduated fromGlens FallsHigh School. She later attendedPaulSmithsCollege. Tina had been employed atPaulSmithsCollegefor several years until she was unable to work due…

SARANAC LAKE ADULT CENTER

MONTHLY MEAL Wednesday August 15th The Saranac Lake Adult Center sponsors their Monthly Meal on Wednesday August 15th. Bingo starts at 2pm, social hour begins at 4pm with dinner at 5pm. The dinner menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, pasta salad, ice cream sundae bars. The cost is $5.00 per person. call 891-2980 for…

GLENN MILLER AT LPCA August 15th

LPCA is In The Mood for Miller’s Big Band Sound!   Wednesday, August 15 at 8pm  “The hardest thing in the world is to start an orchestra and the nest hardest, to stop it.” That bit of wisdom was uttered by Hans Richter more than a century ago, but he might very well have been speaking…

4th Adk PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL

The 4th Adirondack Plein Air Festival will take place in Saranac Lake, NY on August 16-19. Sponsored by Saranac Lake ArtWorks, is expecting around 50 artists to participate. All media appropriate for plein air work is acceptable: watercolors, acrylics, pastels, oils and drawing media. The whole challenge of plein air painting is to be able…

PENDRAGON GETS SHIPWRECKED

 SHIPWRECKED!  OPENS AT PENDRAGON THEATRE  Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougement (as told by himself) opens at Pendragon Theatre on August 15th.  The family friendly entertainment tells the tale of the real life Louis de Rougemont and his incredible 30 years adventure in the Australian outback after being lost at sea. Pulitzer Prize…

FINAL SINFONIETTA at LPCA

Final 2012 Concert features violin and horn soloists “On The Orient Express” is the last concert of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s 2012 season.  The concert will be held at theLake PlacidCenterfor the Arts on Sunday, August 12 at7:30 PM.   The concert’s program will include a flamboyant solo by ConcertmasterDaniel Szasz(Porembescu’s “Balada”) and a double Horn…

LIGHTNING STRIKE KNOCKS OUT ROCK105

Local Station ROCK105 usually broadcasts on 105.5fm in Lake Placid and 102.1fm in Tupper Lake but following a lighting strike during a thunderstorm in the early hours of Friday Morning, the two transmitters remain dark. Although the transmitters are operational, a freak surge of power as a result of the lightning strike has taken out…

CLUSTERS IN SARANAC LAKE

VILLAGE WELCOMES NEW BIOTECH FIRM  Village Celebrates Start-up of Biotech Operation in Downtown Saranac Lake SARANAC LAKE, NY—  Community Leaders and Local Legislators converge on Riverside Park yesterday afternoon. A ceremony to celebrate the opening of Myrad RBM in the former Village Offices on3 Main Street in Saranac Lake.. Governor Cuomos Office sends their congratulations through…

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