Archives for December 2019

Timber Tots and Mercy Living Center Hosting Open House

Timber Tots childcare and Mercy Living Center will host an open house for the public and members of the media from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11. There will be ornament decorating between 3pm and 4pm.
Timber Tots mission is to bring the generations together in a positive and enriching place,” and hopes to open its Mercy Living Center location early next year. Timber Tots will offer childcare services with a focus on integrating programming with Mercy Living Center residents and staff, whenever possible.

Early Look At Franklin County Fair Entertainment

The Franklin County Fair Board of Directors announces the beginning of the August
2020 Entertainment Country entertainment coming to the 170th annual Franklin County
Agricultural Fair August 7 th – August 16 th 2020.  Early ticket sales for Christmas starting
December 13 th 2019. Granger Smith Featuring Earl Dibbles Jr will be on stage Saturday August 8 th @ 7pm
Also coming to the Franklin County Fair will be Tony Jackson on Thursday August 13 th
@ 7pm. More entertainment will be released for the August 2020 season.

Ranger Rescue In Keene

A Ranger rescue in the Town of Keene. On Nov. 30 at 12 p.m., DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a call from a hiking party reporting a 53-year-old woman who suffered a lower-leg injury after slipping on ice on the Mount Van Hoevenberg Trail. Forest Rangers responded, along with New York State Police and Mount Van Hoevenberg staff. The search team located the injured hiker from Shelburne, VT, near the summit. She was packaged in a litter and carried to a Snowcat machine operated by the Olympic Regional Development Association. The Snowcat transported the woman to a parking area near the ski jump where she was turned over to the Lake Placid Ambulance Squad for further medical attention.

Seeking Sources Of Water In Tupper Lake

In Tupper Lake last month, the village board approved preliminary drilling and testing of a third well site on the south side of the village and officials are hoping that if the drill is successful, the village’s water system will eventually be 100% supplied by underground sources. Until last year, the village drew its water from surface sources like Big Tupper Lake and Little Simond Pond. Organic materials in the water posed an issue with disinfection so the state requested the village dig a couple of wells, neither of which held a supply ample enough for the village, so they’re hopeful a third attempt will do the trick.

Climate Smart Communities Task Force Meeting Wednesday

The Climate Smart Communities Task Force meets Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30pm. The meeting takes place in the Village Board Room, 2nd floor of Harrietstown Town Hall. If you are interested in attending a meeting or getting involved, please contact Erin Griffin, Climate Smart Communities Coordinator, via email egriffin@wildcenter.org.

Tupper Lake School Board Passes Green Team Resolution

Monday’s Tupper Lake Central School District board meeting featured passage of a resolution penned by members of the Tupper Lake High School Green Team. The measure would create the opportunity to institute several of their proposed environmental improvements to the district’s two schools. According to the Adirondack Daily Journal, the resolution, which passed unanimously, addresses a request from the students to improve the district’s impact on the environment and output of garbage.

Northwood School’s Innovation Hub On Track For January Opening

Northwood School’s Innovation Hub on Main Street is due to open next month. It’s been undergoing renovations and students are epxected to start attending classes there next semester. it will feature an expansion of the school’s robotics, innovation and design, entrepreneurial studies and “LEAP” (learn, engage, apply, perform) programs will be expanding into the Main Street facility, according to the Adirondack Daily Journal. After-school, weekend and summer programs, guest lectures and professional development classes will also be hosted there.

The Village of Lake Placid Board of Trustees Meeting Monday

The Village of Lake Placid Board of Trustees will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the first floor conference room of the North Elba Town Hall, 2693 Main St., Lake Placid, NY 12946. The meeting will also be available via videoconference from 3737 S. Atlantic Avenue, Salida Del Sol, Daytona Beach Shores, FL. The public is invited to attend at either location.The agenda and other pertinent material for this meeting will be posted to the Village website by November 29th at www.villageoflakeplacid.ny.gov. The meeting is open to the public.

Local Groups Raise Money For Bahamas Hurricane Relief

Members of the Rotary Club of Saranac Lake, with help from the Rotary Club of Lake Placid and contributions from community members, have raised $5,000 for hurricane relief in the Bahamas. The Cloudsplitter Foundation matched the $5,000, so the locals were able to send $10,000 in relief funding, according to the Adirondack Daily Journal. Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm on Sept. 1 and 2. The official death toll is 69 people, and damage estimates range into the billions of U.S. dollars.

DEC Smart Growth Grant Awardees In Our Area

DEC Smart Growth Grant awardees will include two municipalities and four great organizations in the 115th District. The Village and the Town of Tupper Lake, along with the Adirondack Public Observatory, BluSeed Studios, and the Pendragon continue to seek out opportunities to better the region. The hundreds-of-thousands of dollars these grants will boost educational and recreational opportunities, while encouraging smart, environmentally sound development.