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Thanks for ‘A Place to Dream

October 4, 2012
Lake Placid News

To the editor:

It is with great appreciation, and with a great sense of humility, that we wish to acknowledge not only the many presenters and sponsors but also the many others who participated in the "Adirondacks, A Place to Dream" program.

Nathalie Thill of the Adirondack Center for Writing, in addition to her wonderful role as the creator and director of the Literature Program, volunteered to take on the graphics and the website for the endeavor. Janice Thomas of the Lake Placid Institute agreed not only to oversee the finances but to field questions on the event in advance of the function, and to assist with the marketing. Caroline Welsh, director emerita of the Adirondack Museum, deserves a hearty congratulations for the most memorable talk ever on the inestimable imprint that Adirondack painters have left, not only on the region but on this country as a whole. And thanks, too, to John Radigan and Mark Bowie of the Adirondack Photography Institute for their presentation on "The Adirondacks, A Place to Photograph."

We send special appreciation also to Reg Clark for allowing the use of the Palace Theatre for the screening of the silent film "The Flapper," and to John Huttlinger and the Adirondack Film Society for coordinating the film portion of this program and for arranging for Nelson Page to introduce the film. A symphony of gratitude as well to the Rev. John Martin, Kay Olan and the congregation of the Lake Placid Community Church for hosting Sunday morning's final segment, a special program acknowledging the indefatigable sprit and cooperative nature of the peoples of the Iroquois Federation, and for the spirit that continues to resonate in us today.

Finally, we extend our thanks to the New York Council for the Humanities, to our anonymous donor and to Julia Cadbury (in memory of her husband Warder) for the funding of our event, and to North Country Public Radio, Mountain Lake Public Television, Adirondack Life magazine and, of course, the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News for the promotion of this event, the High Peaks Resort for donating space and those who gave the uncountable hours of volunteer time that were expended in the effort to bring this dream to life.

Gary D. Smith, co-chair

Northwoods Inn

Lake Placid

Bob Bullock, co-chair

New York State Archives Partnership Trust

Saratoga Springs

Marianne Patinelli-Dubay, co-chair

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry




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