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During this season, there is no shortage of holiday celebrations throughout the Adirondacks, such as the Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas. One of the can't-miss events of North Country Christmas is the 4th of July in December Chicken BBQ on December 1, which benefits Ticonderoga's annual Best 4th in the North Celebration!

Don't miss the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train this Thanksgiving weekend! Now in its 18th year, the LED-lit Holiday Train will hit the rails once again and travel through the Adirondacks. At each stop, the train will collect local donations and feature a box car stage and live music!

Photo Credit: Carl Heilman II
Since 1905, the family-owned Pok-O-MacCready Camps in the Town of Willsboro has welcomed campers to spend the summer enjoying activities and taking part in a living history program at the 1812 Homestead Farm & Museum. Sadly, on the evening of August 27, 2016, a fire burned down the original farmhouse and 19th century barn. Although the buildings are irreplaceable, with your support, this historic and educational site will be rebuilt.


Photo Credit: Pok-O-MacCready Camps
Could you traverse 52 Adirondack summits, many off-trail, in 15 days or less? That's what hiker Neil Luckhurst will be doing when he attempts 52 peaks of 3,000 to 4,000 feet each to raise funds for the Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue (LASAR). He heads off on his journey on Saturday, August 6th.

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!

To get out on the water this summer, there are just a few things you need: a kayak, a paddle, a life jacket, and you'll probably want some sunscreen too. Don't have a kayak yet? No problem! The Ticonderoga Best 4th In The North Committee is raffling off a 10-foot kayak that would be the perfect way to jump start your Adirondack paddling season.

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) will be hosting its 13th Annual Fundraiser on Friday, June 5th aboard the Mohican's wonderful atmosphere. In addition to fundraising, the TACC will be celebrating 90 years of service to the Ticonderoga area. The celebration will include a silent auction, live auction, music and dancing all while cruising around beautiful Lake George. This is not an event you'll want to miss! 

People across the globe suffer from mental illnesses that many of us will never encounter or understand. These diseases are not visible, haunting and tormenting individuals on a very personal level, forcing them to battle it silently. More often that not, those suffering from depression are not given the help they need before it is too late. People are not only talking about this on a national level, now they are acting on a very LOCAL level. Two Clarkson University Alums are taking on a challenge to get us talking...a challenge you would have to see to believe. 
The Wild Center has plans to build a multi-million dollar 'Wild Walk' so that visitors to this 31-acre site in Tupper Lake can "walk up into the Adirondack treetops."

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"We have worked on this Wild Walk project behind closed doors for five years," said Stephanie Ratcliffe, the Executive Director at the Center. "We designed it so it could become an iconic symbol for this inventive and creative region."

The Double H Ranch is ending 2012 with their 'Give the Gift of Magic' fundraiser to help children with life-threatening illnesses have a better holiday season and help fund the Double H Ranch. All donations will help support year-round programming and ensure that magic continues to happen at the Double H Ranch FREE of charge for children and their families

One way you can help the Double H Ranch is to sponsor a camper cabin which will help maintain cabins and program areas making the Double H a home away from home; funding of a summer counselor or the maintenance of the aquatics or archery programs; and other unique sponsorship opportunities. I wanted to find more about their 'Give the Gift of Magic' fundraiser and other ways someone can donate to their foundation. I was able to ask Kim Checchia, the Communications Coordinator of Double H Ranch, a few questions to find out some more information. 
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