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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!

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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For the past 6 weeks the Double H Ranch received a considerable level of support from a handful of generous Facebook fans and donors!The "Choose Your Path" online challenge helped support the programs that bring health and happiness to children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Here's a recap of the events, and some insight as to how those donations positively impact their campers!
Think you're a phenomenal cook? Can you whip up a delicious Southwestern culinary creation? Gus and Deb Castellucci along with their team can! One of five teams who made it to the Double H Ranch Chuckwagon Challenge finals, the team will compete on Friday, June 29 for the gold star prize of $15,000.



The Double H Ranch is in the midst of a 6-week online fundraising challenge, seeking to raise funds for children battling life-threatening medical challenges. This event- promoted mainly through the use of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter- gets people from around the country to show their support! Are you up for the challenge?

How Can I Make a Difference and Show My Support?

If you're ready to get involved in the "Choose Your Path" online challenge, then follow these quick and easy steps:

In the second week of the Double H Ranch "Choose Your Path" online challenge, Team Health received a boost in donations from Jeremy Abel, Diahne Iversen and other generous participants! This 6-week, social media-powered fundraising challenge supports the many programs that touch the lives of campers and families who are dealing with life-threatening medical conditions. Find out how easy it is for you to make a donation and show your support right now!