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Graveside Services Scheduled for Francis E. Martin

Graveside services for Francis E. Martin, 83 of Saranac Lake who died at AMC-Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid on Sunday April 1, 2012 have been set. Francis was a life long resident of the area born on December 7, 1928 the oldest child of Benjamin and Margaret (McDonald) Martin.  He married Helen M. Callaghan…

NYSEF says Come Climb to the Castle September 15th

WILMINGTON, NY — The New York Ski Educational Foundation and the Olympic Regional Development Authority host the 6th annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race on Saturday, September 15 at 8:00 am. The course starts at the Whiteface Toll Booth, climbing for 5 miles with an average 8% grade up the Whiteface Memorial…

Obituary – Rita T. Beeman

Rita T. Beeman, age 84, formerly of Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Malta, NY. Born in Gabriels, New York on February 12, 1928, she was the daughter of John and Dorcas, nee Osborne, Tyler. She married Chester L. Beeman on July 2, 1964 in Lake…

Obituary – Mary Elizabeth Mose

Mary Elizabeth Mose, age 86, of Paul Smiths, NY died Sunday, September 09, 2012 at the St. Regis Nursing Home in Massena, NY. Born in Fort Covington, New York on November 12, 1925, she was the daughter of Simon and Elizabeth (McKillop) Smith. Mary owned and operated the Red Mill Restaurant in Paul Smiths for…

K&J Show – Active Motif Coming to Saranac Lake

The end of Labor Day marks the approach of another Biotech Company’s arrival in SaranacLake.. On November 1st, 2012, Active Motif will begin operations in their newly designed facility complete with it’s own hydroelectric turbine pump and a biotech neighbor, Myriad RBM, across the river in the old Village Offices. Active Motif is moving into…

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Lightning Strikes Again –

Two Lightning Strikes in less than 30 days. The odds are incomprehensible unless you have an AM tower nearby reaching into the sky screaming “HIT ME!” which is what our tower seems to do and even though it is properly grounded, the strikes continue. We’re fairly well protected against strikes ruining equipment but in this…

Snowslip presents Equine workshop

Internationally-known equine behaviorist and trainer to present program in Lake Placid, NY Snowslip Farm to host “Understanding Horse Mind and Body” with Kathryn Kincannon-Irwin They say mastery requires 10 years or 10,000 hours of practice. With passion and intense focus, Kathryn Kincannon- Irwin has devoted the last ten years of her life to perfecting the…

Tasting the Adirondacks – This weekend at the Union Depot

  Chefs & Farmers: Taste the Adirondacks Chefs & Farmers: Taste the Adirondacks is an event sponsored by Adirondack Green Circle. The event celebrates the pairing of talented local chefs and the harvest of local farms.This year’s Chef & Farmers Event is scheduled for September 8th from 5-8 at the Union Depot in Saranac Lake,…

Fifth Generation Guggenheim speaks at Saranac Laboratory

Trudeau Institute and HistoricSaranacLakewelcome Peter Lawson-Johnston, a fifth-generation member of the Guggenheim family, who will be discussing his memoir, “Growing Up Guggenheim: A Personal History of a Family Enterprise,” on Wednesday, September 12, in the John Black Room of theSaranacLaboratoryMuseum. The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 pm and Lawson-Johnston will give a…

A Meeting of the Minds – Two School Boards Talk about Collaboration

Is this really the right time? That’s the question from Deb Lennon, President of theSaranacLakeCentralSchoolBoard.. She’s sitting to the Right of Mary Deitrich, who recently became President of the Lake Placid School Board. The two are flanked by Clyde Baker to Mary’s left and Janet Smith to the Right of Deb Lennon.. AUDIO – 090612…

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The Adirondack Canoe Classic (90 Miler) kicks off this weekend

Adirondack Canoe Classic Friday through Sunday, September 7 - 9 Old Forge, Long Lake, Saranac Lake, 90 miles This three-day, 90-mile flat water race follows the original highways of the Adirondacks from Old Forge to Saranac Lake. The course offers a mix of lake and river flat water paddling with several carries. Participants receive a T-shirt, mileage pins,…

K&J Show – Tom Catillaz Candidate for Town of Harrietstown Supervisor

AUDIO – 090512 – K&J SHOW – Harrietstown Supervisor Candidate Tom Catillaz   There are two candidates running for the open Supervisor position in the Town of Harrietstown – Tom Catillaz and Bob Bevelacqua. Today we speak with Tom Catillaz on the K&J Show..

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Integrating Library Technology into Lake Placid’s Schools

There are more wires on the floor to the back of the administrative board room at the Lake Placid Middle / High School – In fact one of those roll around carts is sitting in the middle of the aisle during Tuesday’s Lake Placid School Board Meeting… The roll around cart  is designed to help…

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Saranac Lake Youth Center brings a circus to Riverside Park

On Monday, an event is held inSaranacLake’sRiversidePark– It’s a fundraiser, an awareness builder, for youth at the Saranac Lake Youth Center.. We arrived mid afternoon and spoke first with the President of the Youth Center Board Doug Zobel. The Board consists of volunteers in the community interested in helping to support the Youth Center. Diane Roberts…

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Village Trustee asking Town Board to put Farmers Market in Town Hall

Saranac Lake Village Trustee Tom Catillaz is one of two candidates running for the recently vacated Town ofHarrietstown Supervisor’s position. He’s announced he will be asking the Town ofHarrietstown Boardto allow the Saturday Farmers Market into the Town Hall during the winter months.  Catillaz says “The Farmers’ Market is a big attraction and traffic generator…

Senator Schumer inspects Adirondack Regional Airport

Senator Schumer inspects theAdirondackRegionalAirporton his visit to the region last week..  The Senator was inSaranacLaketouring the newWoundCareCenterat theAdirondackMedicalCenterpushing legislation to extend a Medicare payment program critical to rural hospitals. During his visit, Schumer’s plane lands at the Airport in Lake Clear and he spent time with project inspector, Peter Rase of Passero Associates and Airport…

New York’s Big Business is in Small Family Farms

A New Report Says New York State continues to be a leading agricultural state with 36,300 farms producing $4.7 billion in products annually. The Report – released by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli putsNew Yorkamong the largest producers in the nation for some goods, including ranking second in wine production. DiNapoli says “Farming inNew…

Bobby Rahal to Spearhead new USBSF Foundation

Rahal was one of open wheel racing’s most consistent drivers during his 18-year career. He notched three CART championships, including a win at the 1986 Indy 500, along with wins at the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona and the 1987 12 Hours of Sebring endurance races. Rahal is a principal in Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing,…

New Database Hopes to End Prescription Abuse and Insurance Fraud

A newly authorized patient tracking database will stop the epidemic of prescription abuse and the practice of Doctor Shopping for prescription drugs…  The New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud says oxycodone prescriptions rose by 82 percent from 2007 to 2010 inNew YorkStateAlone.. Jack Houston is Chairman of the Alliance – He Says “Prescription abuse brings…

Climate Change Makes its Presence Known this Summer

Report: Summer’s Signs of Things to Come – With the long weekend marking summer’s unofficial end, New York’s weather this summer is telling us a lot about climate change and where we’re headed, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Federation senior scientist Doug Inkley says heat waves we’ve been experiencing, such as…