Talk of the Town 02-06-13
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012, is Emergency Preparedness Day for Lake Placid Central School’s students. It is also the last day of school before Thanksgiving Break.
All students in the middle/high school will be dismissed at 9:50 a.m. and the elementary school will be dismissed at 10:30 a.m. This will give parents an opportunity to practice making arrangements for the care of their children during the normal school day in the event that there would be an emergency and the school would have to dismiss early.
School districts are required by New York State to hold Emergency Preparedness drills so that parents, staff and students can develop a contingency plan.
Draft Saranac Lake Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Master Plan Released
Public meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 20th
SARANAC LAKE – The Village of Saranac Lake Healthy Infrastructure Advisory Board announced today the release of the Draft Saranac Lake Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Master Plan. It is available online for viewing at the Village Offices and online at www.saranaclakeny.gov.
The plan catalogs existing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and existing trails. It also makes recommendations for improvements to existing infrastructure, new infrastructure improvements, and programs that help promote safe and enjoyable walking and biking. Community Development Director Jeremy Evans said, “The Saranac Lake community has tremendous trail assets and is, by its historic compact nature, very walkable. The purpose of this plan is to highlight our existing assets and make recommendations for connections that will link all of these assets together. We need to have a vision for seamless bicycle, pedestrian, and trail networks and start working to make it a reality.”
The Village will introduce the plan at a public information meeting on Tuesday, November 20th from 6-8PM in the John Black Room at the Saranac Lake Laboratory, 89 Church Street in Saranac Lake. Representatives from different organizations involved in developing or maintaining trail networks in the community will also be on hand to highlight their work and provide brief updates on their efforts. The public is invited to attend to learn about the plan, ask questions, and provide comments. Feedback received will be incorporated in the final draft of the plan.
Comments and questions regarding the plan will be accepted until Friday November 30th and should be directed to Jeremy Evans, Community Development Director at 891-4150 ext. 235 or email@example.com.
Funding for the project was provided by a $40,000 New York State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program grant. The Village hired Alta Planning and Design to work with the Advisory Board to develop the plan.
Saranac Lake Central School Holiday – Thanksgiving Break
Village to Salute Red Storm Football Team
Mayor Clyde Rabideau will issue a mayoral proclamation saluting the Saranac Lake Central School Red Storm Football Team at its regular Monday night meeting in the Village Hall, which starts at 5:30 PM, for winning its third straight Class C title in Section 7.
Rabideau said, “Our local high school football players have consistently performed well each game, heavily outscoring their opponents and, for the third straight year, won the Class C crown in the section, but more importantly, they’ve exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and represented our community in a very positive light. They are tremendous ambassadors of the Capital of the Adirondacks.”
The Red Storm Football team competed an undefeated regular season in league play this fall and went on to win a third-straight Section VII-X Class C title. The team recently placed 15 of its members on the First Team of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference All Stars, with Seniors Matt Phelan named Offensive Player of the Year and Michael Burpoe named Defensive Player of the Year.
Bloomingdale School holds their annual awards breakfast for parents and friends of Bloomingdale Students
The 8th Annual Christmas in the Forks, an old fashioned Town Yuletide Christmas will include the highlight of the day, the tree lighting ceremony at 6:00pm, Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at the Town of Black Brook Town Clock.
Many hands help to make Christmas in the Forks glorious each year. This year, we want to thank Matt and Shannon Stanley of Santa’s Workshop of Wilmington NY for helping to spread the Christmas Cheer. We are so thrilled that Santa’s friends from the North Pole will join our Holiday Party this year! The Au Sable Forks downtown merchants, the Au Sable Forks Fire Department, the Au Sable Forks Free Library, Plattsburgh’s Media Central, Placid Productions, the Clock Project Committee, the Towns of Jay and Black Brook employees, the Au Sable Forks Revitalization and Beautification Committees, the Hollywood Theatre, Clinton and Essex County Sherriff’s Departments and especially the Tree Lighting
Committee Chaired by Helen Wirt-Kennedy have all collaborated as sponsors to make December 1st a magical night for children of all ages.
The Au Sable Forks Clock Park Christmas Tree will be donated this year by Robbie & Renee Baer from Jay, NY. The Bair’s tree allows them to be an extra special part of this year’s celebration!
The 8th Annual Christmas in the Forks Timeline for December 1st is as follows:
2:30-3:00pm “Story Hour with Mrs. Claus (for the young at heart)” The Au Sable Forks Free Library
3:00pm “Christmas in Song/Open House” St. James Episcopal Church (Musicians from area
Churches are invited to come and share their musical talents in celebration of the Holy Season)
4:00pm Free Holiday Movie, Popcorn & Candy Canes for Children @ Hollywood
Theatre (sponsored by the Au Sable Forks Fire Department)
5:30pm Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Town of Black Brook Clock Park, Au Sable Forks, NY:
Featuring visitors from Santa’s Workshop in the North Pole New York, the Grinch, Cindy Lou
Who, Snoopy, our lady Frosty Forks, Santa and Mrs. Claus and two very “Special Guests” will
help light our tree this year. Performances by the Adirondack Mountain Singers will entertain the
crowd, while characters visit the crowd.
6:00pm Tree Lighting @ Town of Black Brook Clock Park, Au Sable Forks, NY:
7pm Free Holiday Movie, Popcorn & Candy Canes for Children (Sponsored by the Au Sable
Forks Fire Department)
7pm Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus & Friends at the Town of Jay Community Center
(Sponsored by the Au Sable Forks Revitalization & Beautification Committees)
Sunday 8-11am Au Sable Forks Fire Department: Breakfast with Santa @ the Au Sable Fire House
The Annual Tree Lighting Event is led by Christmas Tree Committee Chair Helen Wirt-Kennedy and has drawn in crowds of approximately 400 people each year! Over the last eight years, the hours of this celebration has grown into an all day event for families and children of all ages. Special thanks this year to Jamie Atkins for providing transportation to Santa and Mrs. Claus to Au Sable Forks, NY.
Town of Jay Supervisor, Randall Douglas (who is M.C. of this event) said, “For me, this is one event I don’t want to miss. The annual tree lighting is more than just a celebration, it reminds us that we must all work together to do great things! To our parishes, to our businesses, and to residents young and old, may the spirit of Christmas be with you all year long.”
AAoTV meets for their regular Mambership Meeting at the Holiday Inn Resort in Lake George December 2nd and 3rd with a special Sunday Evening tribute to Assemblywoman Theresa Sayward for her tireless committment and dedication to the Adirondacks. Monda’y s agenda includes an interactive workshop with the DEC, a Northern Forest presentation, Asian Clam and Invasive Species workshop and more..
Registration forms are available at www.aatvny.org or for more information call 518-661-7622
Staff Development Day – Saranac Lake Central School – Students will be dismissed early.
A School Board meeting is scheduled for 6pm
Advanced Directives Seminar
Adirondack Medical Center’s Director of Pastoral Care, Steve Kovacevich, will present a Seminar on Advanced Directives at Saranac Village at Will Rogers, on Wednesday, December 5th, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., as part of Saranac Village at Will Rogers’ Road to Retirement Series. The Road to Retirement Series, which began in September, features programs related to the challenges of retiring, solutions for organizing, and information on Veterans’ affairs, and will run through December and then begin again in February.
Advanced health care planning, or Advanced Directives as it is more commonly known, can consist of both oral and written orders intended to address a person’s health care wishes if he or she is unable to speak for themself. Anyone who is 18 years of age or older, or has a chronic disease, should be aware of the need for Advanced Directives. Likewise, it is important to take into consideration the need to plan ahead and inform those closest to you about your wishes for end-of-life decisions before the time comes. There are different forms of Advanced Directives, as well as many situations presenting their own set of individual questions.
This program is free for those 55 and older, open to the public and a special discount will be offered to new residents who attend the program and move in within 30 days of this program. Refreshments will be served. For information, please contact Director of Admissions, Jenn Grisi at (518) 891-7117.
Village Set to Welcome New Biotech Company
Saranac Lake will officially welcome its newest corporate citizen and biotech company, Active Motif, at 6 pm, December 4th, with a reception and ribbon-cutting event which will be held at its 21 Main Street location.
This new Active Motif site is in the former “water building” and is leased from the village after having undergone extensive renovations over the last 6 months.
Active Motif follows nearby biotech, Myriad/RBM, which opened last June, into Saranac Lake’s new “Biotech-Cluster,” which is also comprised of nearby Trudeau Institute and Bionique.
Mayor Clyde Rabideau commented, “This emerging industry offers good-paying, sustainable jobs to our Adirondack region as well as a large and positive presence in our downtown.”
The Village of Saranac Lake was recognized earlier this year by the New York Conference of Mayors for developing its biotech-cluster and garnered the first place Local government Achievement Award for Economic Development.
Rabideau said, “We’re now poised to go after other biotechs and bring them into our Saranac Lake community in the years to come.”
The public is invited and encouraged to attend the welcoming event—at no charge—by making reservations with the village Community Development office, at 891-4150.
The cost for the reception is entirely underwritten by Bernier and Carr, the renovation project engineering company, Integrated Rigging and Contracting, the project’s general contractor and Murray Electric, the project’s electrical contractor.
Lake Placid Schools will be dismissed early for Staff Development -
Saranac Lake Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences
12:30-2:30 and 5:30-7:30
To view the PTO’s website, please click here.
Contact Paul Van Cott, firstname.lastname@example.org, 637-3612 for more details.
Saranac Lake’s Middle School Winter Concert -
Petrova Elementary Students in Grades 3, 4, and 5 will present their Holiday Concert
10am and again at 7pm
THE FRANKLIN COUNTY DRUG TASK FORCE IS SPONSORING
A PRESENTATION THAT WILL ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
THE PRESENTER WILL BE NEW YORK STATE POLICE
SENIOR INVESTIGATOR SAMUEL MERCADO
SESSIONS WILL BE HELD AS FOLLOWS:
NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY – DECEMBER 13, 2012
EMERGENCY SERVICES BUILDING (911)
BARE HILL ROAD MALONE, NY –
1:00PM – 3:00PM
SOUTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY – DECEMBER 14, 2012
NORTH COUNTRY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SCIENCE BUILDING ROOM S-19
SARANAC LAKE, NY
9:00AM – 12:00PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
SHERIFF KEVIN MULVERHILL – 483-3304
Petrova School Holiday Concert for parents and friends of students in K, 1, 2.
10am and 7pm
Christmas Break – Students return to school January 2nd
To view the PTO’s website, please click here.
Contact Paul Van Cott, email@example.com, 637-3612 for more details.
LPI Book Club meeting
“Art Lover, A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim,” by Anton Gill is this month’s choice of the Lake Placid Institute Book Club, which will meet at the Lake Placid Library at 7 p.m., Monday, January 28. Ms. Guggenhiem, was left a small fortune at a young age after her father went down on the Titanic. She soon relocated to Europe, moving about with the American expat group of bohemian writers and artists of the day. She has been dubbed by some as the “mistress of modern art” but was equally well known for her colorful and scandalous life style.
The LPI Book Club usually meets 7 p.m. on the last Monday of the month to discuss books about arts and architecture. All are invited to join in the discussion or to come just listen.