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What's New In the Adirondacks

November 2015 Archives

The Adirondack Region will have its voice heard for the next two weeks as three individuals from the area are attending a United Nations conference on climate change in Paris.

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Jen Kretser, Gina Fiorile, and Shannon Bartholomew; photo provided by The Wild Center
Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal with your family and friends, then check out these five events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
Stony Creek's 1000 Acres Ranch now has a new owner after being auctioned off last week, and the successful bidder has big plans for the property.

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Last summer, the Department of Environmental Conservation closed a worn out bridge on the Perkins Clearing Easement Tract to motor vehicle traffic, but a replacement project was recently completed, and the bridge is once again open!

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Could you use some extra cash next month? The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will be giving away $500 every Friday in December, and there's still tickets available!

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Editor's Note 12/8/15: Lotus Loves Literacy has made the decision to postpone the Interscholastic Spelling Bee until January 2016.

As part of its charitable efforts, The Lotus Group of Companies has invited students from local districts to participate in an Interscholastic Spelling Bee!

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Most of us are familiar with that dreaded moment when our dentist tells us we need to get a crown or a bridge to cover a damaged tooth or fill a gap. We know how long it takes to get the prosthesis put in place and how frustrating it can be if it doesn't fit quite right or doesn't match the color of our other teeth.

Fortunately for those with crowns and bridges in their futures, Dr. J. Brett Ryan - The North Country Dentist - uses new technology to take time and irritation out of the process!

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Looking for weekend plans? Check out these five events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

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Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center, photo provided
Lake Placid's Whiteface Lodge is taking the stress out of the Thanksgiving meal this year by offering guests two different options that could become your family's newest holiday tradition.

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Photo provided
For the 6th year, the Saturday after Thanksgiving (and the day after the infamous Black Friday) will be dedicated to small businesses across the country as consumers are encouraged to "shop small" and support local ventures

Once again this year, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is going above and beyond for "Small Business Saturday" and has compiled an extensive list of businesses offering specials and promotions!

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Photo provided by TACC
This winter, North Warren Central School District will become the place to go for anyone who wants to do research on the Adirondacks, thanks to a generous contribution by a Chestertown native.

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For the last six years, Big Tupper Ski Area has been run by a dedicated team of volunteers who formed the group Adirondack Residents Intent on Saving their Economy (ARISE). According to a recent report by Adirondack Daily Enterprise, the volunteers will be at it again, operating the mountain for a seventh, and presumably final, season.

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In 2013, New York State released a proposal to remove a 34-mile section of railroad track between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake and establish a multi-use recreational trail in its place. Since then, a debate has been raging between trail advocates and railroad supporters over the desirability of the proposal.

Although all parties may not be in agreement, the Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Transportation took a big step last week when they released their final proposal on the matter.

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To give hunters and outdoor enthusiasts better access to sporting and recreational opportunities, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently announced that it has opened thousands of acres of land and miles of roads in the Adirondacks for public use.

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Looking for weekend plans? Check out these five events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

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In response to the State of New York's plan to convert 34 miles of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad into a multi-use recreational trail, those in support of the railroad will be joining together for a rally this weekend.

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Want to have a great weekend? Check out these five events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

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For the first time, the nature trail at Otter Creek Preserve is open to the public, giving everyone a chance to admire more than a hundred acres of natural beauty!

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