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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

August 9, 2018
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor (news@lakeplacidnews.com) , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, Staff Writer Griffin Kelly tracked down a number of people in the village to see how rowdy the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse tournament was last week. Was it bad, as anticipated, normal or really good?

Village police said the rowdiness was "enough to keep us busy." Hotel owners and real estate professionals who rent houses and apartments said it was fairly quiet. Yet some vandalism on Main Street, especially in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 3, raised the attention of many residents who were shocked to see flower boxes be trashed in several locations. See Griffin's report in this week's paper.

For this month's Eye on Education feature, Griffin stopped by Camp Treetops at North Country School to learn about the camp's wood shop program and this summer's special project: the construction of a large forest phone - large enough for several people to sit in it.

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Griffin also traveled to Elizabethtown on Monday to cover a public hearing at the Essex County Board of Supervisors meeting. The supervisors are considering raising the age limit from 18 to 21 for people buying tobacco products in the county.

For this week's Up Close profile, Griffin interviewed Emily Brown and Sarah Poirier, who recently launched a new business - Icy Conditions, a mobile ice cream concession bike. They've been selling ice cream from the bike for weeks.

For this week's Artist Profile, arts correspondent Steve Lester recently interviewed Christopher Locke, an author and teacher who lives in Upper Jay.

The News has a special treat for people who knew and loved Rag Clark, the popular owner of the Palace Theatre who died on July 30 at the age of 89. At the request of the family, we've published the full text of Reg's speech as the guest speaker of the Lake Placid High School commencement ceremony in 2004. He had said that was one of his proudest moments.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene) and Martha Allen (Martha Sez), we have an update from the Zonta Club of the Adirondacks and another review of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta's Sunday Symphony Series from Steve Lester. In this week's North Country at Work feature from North Country Public Radio, Amy Feiereisel has an interview with a former worker at the old Benson Mine near Star Lake.

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SPORTS

As the dust settles on another eventful week of Summit Classic lacrosse action, the Lake Placid News sports pages features two stories related to the event. Reporter Griffin Kelly describes the growth of the women's game - at the tournament and in general - while Lou Reuter was on the scene for championship Sunday at the North Elba athletic fields.

Some of the best women's ice hockey players in the world will be in Lake Placid this week as the United States Women's National team holds a competitive festival at the Olympic Center.

In other sports news this week, skating correspondent Christie Sausa caught up with Ross Miner, an elite skater who starred in last week's Saturday Night Ice Show.

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OUTDOORS

The Friends of St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower threw a party last week to commemorate 100 years of its namesake. Peter Crowley attended the event and provides photos and a summary.

Adirondack Expeditions columnist Joe Hackett is feeling the heat of late summer as he adjusts his outdoor activities to fit the weather.

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