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John Strong Retiring Handshake

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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

Pottersville Church Check Presentation

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POTTERSVILLE | Members of two Pottersville congregations — SonRise Lutheran Church and Christ Episcopal Church — recently presented a $9,000 check to Schroon Lake Community Church officials. Read more

The Sun

Hospice of the North Country Memorial Tree

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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

News Briefs - New York

JCS Operation Santa

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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

VERGENNES | John Graham Housing & Services candlelight vigil for the homeless Read more

The Vermont Eagle

CROWN POINT | On November 16 Moriah Central School auditorium came alive with” Night Fever” for the 34th annual Distinguished Young Women of Crown Point. Read more

The Sun

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ELIZABETHTOWN | In September 1884, the Circulating Library in Elizabethtown received formal charter from the state. 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

Community Columnists

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SARANAC | A unique relay event has brought a quartet of Saranac girls track and field athletes together, heading to North Carolina for the national championships. Read more

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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