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Celebrate the Adirondack’s rich snow-sport heritage and support its future!
28th Annual NYSEF Summer Benefit – Saturday, August 11, 2012, 6:30-9:30 pm
Turf & Field Club, Lake Placid Horseshow Grounds
Lake Placid, NY, August 11, 2012 – The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) is hosting the 28th Annual Summer Benefit, Saturday, August 11th in the Turf & Field Club at the Lake Placid Horseshow Grounds from 6:30-9:30 pm. Join NYSEF for a special evening to support local youth – step into the past with wooden skis and leather boots, traditional European cuisine, cocktails, music and silent auction.
Adirondack tradition has a history rich in snow sports and Olympic heritage. Let’s preserve that heritage by supporting and investing in its future. Lake Placid has hosted two historical Olympic Winter Games, and continuously aspires to update and maintain the venues for World class competitions and training; and to mold young athletes to pursue their dreams.
NYSEF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to providing professional guidance and support to athletes of all ages in Alpine, Freestyle, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Biathlon, and Nordic Combined. NYSEF athletes represent the United States Ski and Snowboard Teams competing at Olympic, World, Jr. World and National Team levels. Join us for an evening to support the continuation of this tradition!
Open to ages 21 and up – advance purchase tickets are $80/person, $150/couple and $40/ages 21-35. Tickets are $90 at the door. For details and to purchase tickets visit NYSEF online at: www.nysef.org or call the NYSEF office at 518-946-7001.
St Joesph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers will host it’s 11th annual golf tournament on August 13th at Lake Placid’s Crown Plaza Mountain Course. Registration begins at 11am and the Scramble format starts at 1pm. This year’s tournament includes a $10,000 putting contest and a $50,000 Shootout. $340.00 per fourseome or $85.00 per individual. Awards Program and Bar B Que following the competition.
Registration: Call 891-5353 x286 to register or for more information
A benefit for the Tri-Lakes Relay for Life – Garage Sale is being held at the Saranac Lake Civic Center Tuesday (Tonight) August 14th from 5pm until 7pm. Everything must go!
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 reservations.
PLATINUM LEED HOUSE IN LAKE PLACID
Creative Healing Connections, a North Country nonprofit group that provides arts and healing retreats, is hosting a benefit cocktail party at the new home of Larry and Nancy Master in Lake Placid on August 16th. The home just received a Platinum LEED Certification.
“We use the arts in nature to help women with cancer and chronic illnesses, female veterans and female military spouses to heal,” commented CHC board president and founder Naj Wikoff of Keene Valley. “What an incredible opportunity to see a platinum LEED certified home that is lovingly built with the planet’s health in mind, while learning about healing women in nature.”
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED is an international standard created to help building owners with green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community has met their standards so that the homeowner or home buyer can be assured that it was constructed in an environmentally sound manner and built to last.
Founded in 1999 and also built to last, Creative Healing Connections gives scholarships to nine out of ten of its female participants, and this event will help raise scholarship funds for 2012 and 2013.
“In May we held the nation’s first retreat for female military spouses and partners in Saranac Lake,” said CHC director Martha Spear of Upper Jay. “It was a huge success and we are so grateful to all our funders for making it possible.”
“We are offering three more retreats this year,” remarked CHC co-founder Fran Yardley, of Tupper Lake, who also leads retreats. “Two for female veterans in August and one for women with cancer and chronic illnesses in September. All the retreats are filling up fast.” Yardley, a storyteller, will be one of several featured guests at the Masters’ home.
“While this event is a fund-raiser for CHC, we want anyone to come who is interested in enjoying this private house and garden opening,” said event co-chair Susan Rose Hockert of Wilmington. “Entry to the event is free, with an optional donation of $50 per person suggested.”
Larry and Nancy Master are “best friends who have been married for 40 years,” according to the website of the Adirondack Community Trust where they have a donor advised fund. Larry serves on the board of several environmental and conservation groups, while Nancy serves on the board of the North Country SPCA. The new home is the fulfillment of their lifelong dream to live lightly on the land.
“I am very happy we can do this for Creative Healing Connections,” said Larry in a recent phone call.
“Relatedly, please save the date for our 2013 Mad Hatters Ball featuring Roby Politi as the Mad Hatter: Thursday, March 21st at 5:30 p.m. at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid,” added Franny Preston, of Saranac Lake, who co-chairs the event with Hockert and Erin Perkins of Lake Placid.
To RSVP for this event please contact director Martha Spear at 518-390-3899 or email@example.com.
August 18th – The Town of Wilmington will be holding it’s annual community wide yard sale. A map of the town listing sale locations will be available at local businesses and registered yard sale sites. If you would like to be included on the map, please register your site at the town hall. $5.00 per site. Booth spaces are also available at the Whiteface Range Hall.
Contact Roy Holzer at 946-2274 for more information.
Saturday August 18, 2012. 15th Annual Olga Memorial Footrace. Berkeley Green, Saranac Lake.
5K Walk and Run, 10K Run and 1/2 K kids
Fun Run. $15 mailed entry by 8/11 or $20 race day. $5 Fun Run.
Race day registration 8AM. Fun run starts at 9:15, 5K/10K to follow. Refreshments, awards and post race raffle.
Benefits the Saranac Lake SkatePark. Contact: 518-637-4297 or slskatepark @yahoo.com.
American Legion Open
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Craig Wood Golf & Country Club
Gross, Net, Callaway, Men & Women
Longest Drives & Closest to the Pins
Entry Fee includes:
Green Fees & Awards Buffet at the American Legion Home
CWGA Members $30
For information & Tee Times contact
Craig Wood ~ 523-9811
On Friday, August 24th there will be a trivia night at Captain Cooks Bar and Grill on Broadway in Saranac Lake. Entry fee is $5.00 per player and teams are limited to 8 players. All proceeds go to benefit the 2012 Tri-Lakes Relay for Life in Lake Placid.
7TH ANNUAL MULTI-COMMUNITY YARD SALE
The Seventh Annual Multi-Community Yard Sale sponsored by the Au Sable Forks Revitalization Group will be held on Saturday, August 25th from 8AM to 4PM. Participating hamlets include Au Sable Forks, Jay, Upper Jay and Black Brook.
Deadline for registering site and $10 registration fee payable to “AF Revitalization is August 13th.
Maps and directions available a week prior to sale at local businesses, libraries, post offices and day of sale at the Yard sale sites displaying an official Revitalization Sponsor sign.
For more information, please call the Town of Jay office: 647-2204.
August 25, 2012 (Saturday) – Mt. Pisgah, Saranac Lake, New York
One-Day Event – All Bike Riders and Abilities Welcome – Rain Date: August 26
The Century Ride starts at 8:00 a.m., 50-mile ride at 10:00, 25-mile ride at 11:00 and a free kid’s ride at 1:00. This is a well-supported bike ride with feed stations, port-a-johns and a sag wagon. There will be prizes, a BBQ, tee shirts, music and homemade pies! Proceeds benefit youth programs of the Saranac Lake Kiwanis Club, including the annual Bike Rodeo that has distributed over 1,000 bike helmets to area youth.
This is a beautiful ride through Adirondack Park forest and farmland north of Saranac Lake. Great mountain views but no mountain climbing on the ride. Wide shoulders on the State Routes, otherwise quiet back roads. Along the route are Paul Smiths, Mecham Lake, Lake Clear, Gabriels and St. Regis Falls.
Registration fee is $40 for the Century Ride, $35 for the Half-Century and $30 for the 25-mile ride.
Active Duty Military and Law Enforcement Ride Free
or print a PDF of the Registration Form and mail with a check to Pat Stratton Memorial Ride, 33 Depot Street, Saranac Lake NY 12983. For more information contact Dan Reilly, 518-891-1616 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Starts and ends at Mt Pisgah Ski Area, 92 Mount Pisgah Rd, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 (44.345596,-74.125682). SeeGoogle Map for route and support locations.
Visit our Sponsors, who make the ride and the donations possible:
Annual Christmas Retreat – Guggenheim Lodge
Guggenheim Lodge will hold it’s annual Christmas Retreat August 24th through the 26th. A Mass of Healing will be at 3pm Saturday, with Fr. Anthony Gramlich officiating – All are welcome.
The sweet smell of success
Residents at the Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid have come up with the perfect recipe for giving back to the community.
Once a month, the recently created Fundraising Club will have a bake sale and all proceeds will be donated to various charitable causes. Last month, the money raised went to the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation. Most of the baked goods are prepared fresh by the residents and activities staff the day before the sale.
The most recent sale raised $74 with a strong turnout from residents, staff and their families.
“We had a great time putting it on, and I have been involved with the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation for many years,” saidMolly McCann, Activities Director for theUihleinLivingCenter. “This is for a great cause and the residents have so much fun, so it’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.”
The bake sale will be held on the last Friday of every month, and it is open to the public.
To learn more about the programs and services of Adirondack Health, log onto www.AdirondackHealth.org.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Au Sable Forks Free Library
PO Box 691
Lake Placid, NY 12946
On Monday, Sept 3, the Saranac Lake Youth Center will present the community “Day at the Circus” from 11 to 4PM. The Circus will feature clowns, all your favorite carnival games, prizes, balloons, bounce house, music, cotton candy, snow cones, fresh-squeezed lemonade, a bake sale, a cake walk, barbecue and more. It’s an “old time” nostalgic, community celebration to wind up the summer of 2012.All proceeds benefit the Saranac Lake Youth Center. For information about the circus or the Saranac Lake Youth Center, please call Diane Roberts, Executive Director, at 891-5846 or email@example.com
The American Foundations for Suicide Prevention will present the 2012 North County Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Sunday, October 7th at the Olympic Speed skating Oval in Lake Placid. Registration begins at 11:30am.
About Out of the Darkness Community:
The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 mile walks taking place in over 250 communities across the country this year, with the proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). By walking in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you will be walking with thousands of other walkers nationwide to raise money for AFSP’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and provide support for survivors of suicide loss. In deciding to walk you are taking us a step closer to making suicide prevention a national priority.
2012 North Country Out of the Darkness Sponsors:
Church Street Enterprise, Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, ROCK105, WNBZ, Guide Boat Realty, Mental Health of Essex County, Northern Insurance Agency, Say Real Estate, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Hurley Brothers, St. Joseph’s, Taylor Rental, Whiteface Club & Resort.
25th Annual Rustic Furniture Fair at the Adirondack Museum
Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. - Join the Adirondack Museum for the Rustic Furniture Fair on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9. Renowned artisans from throughout the United States will showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, furnishings, and artwork.
The show will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visitors interested in an early buying opportunity can visit on Saturday, September 8 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the door, and are available now online at http://www.adkmuseum.org/exhibits_and_events/special_events/detail/?id=305
The Adirondack Museum’s Rustic Furniture Fair is recognized as the premier event of its kind in the country. This gathering of talented artisans includes both traditional and contemporary styles of furniture design, handcrafted from natural materials. A list of the sixty participating artisans can be found on the museum’s website at www.adkmuseum.org. Demonstrations of furniture making and painting will take place throughout the weekend. Exhibitors will answer questions about their work, or discuss custom made pieces.
In celebration of the 25th or Silver Anniversary of the Rustic Fair, more than twenty-five artisans have elected to design and create a unique commemorative piece for this year’s show. Each piece will bear a tribute plaque. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the commemorative pieces will benefit the museum.
In addition, there will be a very special silent auction happening during the Fair featuring the works of Barney Bellinger, Randy Holden, Larry Post, Russ DeFonce, Jonathan Swartwout, Bill Perkins, Rick Pratt and Bob Jones. Winners will be announced Sunday, September 9 at 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Adirondack Museum.
Music throughout the weekend will be provided by Intermountain Trio. They will be releasing their second album “Can’t Find the Words” at the Rustic Fair this year. Intermountain Trio will be playing starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, and at 10 a.m. on September 9. Visit their website for additional information: http://www.imtrio.com/.
Adirondack Life, North Country Public Radio, Mountain Lake PBS, and Adirondack Explorer are media sponsors for the Rustic Furniture Fair.
The Adirondack Museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, shares the history and culture of the Adirondack region in 22 exhibits on a 32-acre campus in the Central Adirondacks. The museum is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. For additional information, visit www.adirondackmuseum.org or call (518) 352-7311.