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LAKE GEORGE | For nearly 40 years, John Strong has served as executive director of the Lake George Arts Project — founding, organizing and producing some of the landmark cultural events held in Lake George. Read more

The Sun

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For its thirtieth year, Hospice of the North Country held a December-long Light Up a Life Memory Tree display at the Champlain Centre mall, along Smithfield Boulevard. Read more

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JOHNSBURG | The Johnsburg Central School’s “Operation Santa” has been — and continues to be — a successful fundraising program. Now in its 38th year, the program clearly has staying power in the local community. Read more

The Sun

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MIDDLEBURY | Officials of Middlebury-based Stonecutter Spirits distillery announced that they will close both their Middlebury tasting room and Burlington bar and restaurant establishment, known as the Highball Social. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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ELIZABETHTOWN  | An $8,000 grant from International Paper’s Ticonderoga Mill, through the IP Foundation plus $8,000 in fundraising put new hand-held ultrasound equipment in area health centers. Read more

The Sun

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TICONDEROGA | PRIDE of Ticonderoga is seeking contractors and a program administrator to put into motion $1.5 million in housing-related grants that have been awarded to the community-development organization since April. Read more

The Sun

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TUPPER LAKE | A tragic drowning in Tupper Lake has left a closely knit family and the community in mourning. Read more

The Sun

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Gidget is the sweetest dog you may ever meet. Young or old, canine or feline, no matter who, Gidget would love to be friends! Read more

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KEENE | Black and white decor with chandeliers — in a tent — will present an elegant backdrop for this year’s Paws Cause: Tuxedos & Tails. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | The Town of Plattsburgh hosted its first ever “Hunger Games” to raise money for charity June 8. Read more

The Sun

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WARRENSBURG | The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce’s fourth-annual Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, June 2, at the Cronin’s Golf Resort in Warrensburg. Read more

The Sun

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TICONDEROGA | As a fundraiser for its 2020 reunion extravaganza, the Ticonderoga Alumni Association will host a chicken barbecue and an evening of entertainment Saturday, May 18. , Read more

The Sun

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BEEKMANTOWN | When the 27th North Country Honor Flight participants leave their send-off ceremony Saturday, they will have additional company for part of their parade route to Plattsburgh International Airport. Read more

The Sun

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce’s (TACC) 17th-annual Fundraiser Dinner and Auction will be held Friday, June 14, at The Barn at Lord Howe Valley from 5:30–10:30 p.m. Read more

The Sun

PITTSFORD | The Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) is holding a yard sale to raise money for the homeless animals. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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SCHROON LAKE | Deb Shufelt-Dine and Matt Dine, with special guest musicians from the New York Musical Community, will present an evening of classical music to benefit the Schroon Lake Community Church Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m... Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Businesses and individuals interested in promoting recovery and prevention of substance use in the community are invited to sponsor the annual Champlain Valley Family Center (CVFC) for Drug Treatment and Youth Services, Inc. 5K... Read more

The Sun

Over the years, the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) in Pittsford estimates it has cared for or assisted over 113,000 animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and, in the early years, skunks, loons, fawns, goats and horses... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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GABRIELS | Hundreds of cyclists and supporters will gather Sept. 29 at Tucker Farms in Gabriels for the fourth-annual Bike the Barns. Read more

The Sun

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CHESTERTOWN | Ten years ago this fall, Jeremiah Monroe of Brant Lake — and a graduate of North Warren High School — sacrificed his life for his nation. Read more

The Sun

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    LEMONAIDES — Young volunteers Jamisyn Baker, Sophia Tedesco, Maguire Baker, and Jaryn Mazzariello-Peer crewed a lemonade stand last week to help raise money, with the Southwestern Council On Aging, for the 2015 Walk-to-End Alzheimer’s. Members of the Rutland City Fire Department stopped by to show their support and purchase some hirst-quenching lemonade. The Rutland Walk-to-End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday, Sept, 12, in Main Street Park located along U.S. Route 7. For details, contact Heather L Baker at 802-786-5990 or hbaker@svcoa.net.

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    The Rutland County Women’s Shelter provides advocacy and shelter for women experiencing domestic and sexual violence. Pictured: HopeLine’s grant of $10,000 to the Rutland County Women’s Network & Shelter to replace a washer and dryer in the shelter and an additional set of appliances.

  • The Ticonderoga Fire Department Auxilary basket party on Monday, Aug. 3, is expected to a draw a big crowd to the Ticonderoga firehouse. Money raised goes to benefit the fire department.

  • Internationally acclaimed painter Cate Mandigo will be holding a show and sale on two Wednesdays — July 29 and Aug. 5 at the Helpers Fund office in Chestertown — with half of the proceeds going to the charity. Her paintings and prints will be deeply discounted as a way to give back to the community, she said. The Helpers Fund office is located across state Rte. 9 from the Chester Municipal Center. Photo provided

  • The Strand Theatre is closely approaching complete restoration because of hard work and dedication from the Strand Center for the Arts, volunteers and people who donated.

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    Brownie smile - Val Goff shares a smile with Edie Jane Goff who just had her face painted. The duo attended the Have-A-Heart fundraiser at the Elizabethtown Fish & Game Club on Friday, July 24 which benefitted Westport student Connor Martin.