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It’s a good life | Notes from the North Woods

After being asked to describe his 60-plus year career as an Adirondack guide, the late Tony Deepe of Lake George claimed simply, “It’s been a good life.”

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Warren Co. to explore extending rail service to Rensselaer

Northern Warren County may be hosting more tourists from New York City and elsewhere downstate if a proposed extension of the county railway to Rensselaer is determined to be feasible — and accomplished as envisioned.

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Author-Playwright Jessica Kane to instruct memoir-writing seminar

A writer known for her evocative, offbeat works — and her highly individual, witty depictions of humanity — is conducting a series of workshops beginning Jan. 24 in Glens Falls.

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Funiciello testifies in state Assembly on health care reform

Matt Funiciello, the Green Party candidate for New York's 21st Congressional District of — who shook up politics in the Capital Region and lower Adirondacks by winning a historically large portion of the vote — testified before the NY Assembly days after he was helping boost membership in his state's party and setting the course for the organization in Warren County.

Ice rink returns

Members of the Lake George Volunteer Fire Company and Lake George Village will reinvent the communities ice-skating ring.

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Daydreams, schemes and other such things | Notes from the North Woods

As I peer out the back porch window, there are thick frost flowers clouding my view.

DEC Forest Rangers answer call

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents statewide.

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Brant Lake Winter Carnival plans discussed at business alliance meeting

Plans for the wildly successful annual Brant Lake Winter Carnival -- and the potential dissolution of the Adirondack Performing Arts Committee -- were the leading topics discussed recently by members of the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance.

Library looking for area photographers

Area photographers are invited to exhibit one photograph each in an upcoming February photo show at the Stony Creek Library.

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Cold weather puts ‘em on ice | Notes from the North Woods

The recent cold snap and heavy snowfall has certainly helped to firm up ice conditions across the region. The recent cold snap and heavy snowfall has certainly helped to firm up ice conditions across the region.

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Lake George HoJo’s reopens to warm welcome

One of the last of the 50s-era famed Howard Johnson's roadhouses reopens in Lake George; proprietor promises friendly atmosphere, good food and low prices.

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Arts Project seeks proposals

Known for presenting iconoclastic art for about 40 years, the Lake George Arts Project is now seeking both regional and national artists — both emerging and established — to submit exhibition proposals to the Courthouse Gallery.

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Hundreds start off 2015 by plunging into frigid waters of Lake George

Whether it's a display of bravado, a novel way to meet people, or an opportunity to display your craziness, hundreds of people annually dash into Lake George on New Year's Day in a fun, bizarre spectacle.

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Re-wilding a natural experience | Notes from the North Woods

The term “rewilding” is credited to conservationist and environmentalist activist/terrorist Dave Foreman, who is recognized as one of the founders of the Earth First! movement.

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A Puppy’s Present! | Conservation Conversations

The weather man said 40 degrees and rain, with driving wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour.

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