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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

November 1, 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, a number of people have been contacting the Lake Placid Synagogue showing support after 11 people were killed at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The Lake Placid Synagogue will host a special shabbat service at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 in memory of those lost in the shooting.

In Keene, a resident was killed Tuesday, Oct. 30 in an orchard on his property, where he had been hunting. Authorities have determined that the fatal shot was accidental and self-inflicted.

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We have an update from the 2019 winter International Children's Games, which will be held in Lake Placid Jan. 6-11. More volunteering opportunities have been added, and organizers are hoping to sign up about 250 volunteers.

Staff Writer Griffin Kelly spent some time at the Lake Placid Film Festival this past weekend and has a couple stories from the event.

Griffin also covered Lake Placid's annual Halloween parade down Main Street, and we have several photos of local students in a variety of costumes.

For our monthly Adirondack Living feature, Griffin spoke with Saranac Lake's Jason Smith about moving to the Adirondacks and his work at Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters and the Dewey Mountain Recreation Area.

For this week's Artist Profile, arts correspondent Steve Lester interviewed O. Grace Potthast of Jay about her career and artwork. She will have some paintings on display at the Upper Jay library.

In other news, enrollment is down at North Country Community College and Paul Smith's College, Adirondack Health plans to build a consolidated rehabilitation center at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, the North Country Regional Economic Development Council's 2018 progress report highlights 17 priority projects for possible state funding, and NCCC makes plans to search for a new president.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene) and Martha Allen (Martha Sez), we have updates from the Lake Placid Rotary Club, Lake Placid Central School District (Blue Bomber Voices) and Lake Placid Garden Club.

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SPORTS

The sliding track at Mount Van Hoevenberg was buzzing last week as the United States luge, bobsled and skeleton national teams were being selected for the season.

In other sliding news, Olympic bronze medalist Matt Antoine decided to hang up his skeleton sled. He will still be around the sport, but no longer as a competitor.

The Lake Placid cross country team went to Florida recently to race and bask in the sunshine. This week they are back home and ready to run in the Section VII state qualifier meet in Elizabethtown.

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OUTDOORS

Adirondack Expeditions writer Justin Levine reports this week that as Bat Week comes to a close the DEC is reminding the public to stay out of wintering sites.

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