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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

March 7, 2019
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor (aflynn@lakeplacidnews.com) , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, we say goodbye to Lake Placid Community Beautification Association co-founder Conni Cross, who died Sunday, March 3 at the age of 87.

Cross was remembered this week by community leaders, friends and staff and board members of Lake Placid Beautification. They even built a temporary garden inside the M. B. Clark Funeral Home for her calling hours on Wednesday.

In our Giving Back feature, Staff Writer Griffin Kelly interviewed Missy Furnia, an EMT who spoke at Monday night's Lake Placid village board meeting. She told village leaders that she may have to move because of local housing prices.

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In this month's Eye on Health, the Essex County Health Department's Public Health Unit will screen the documentary "Someone You Love: the HPV Epidemic" on March 14 at the Lake Placid Middle-High School. HPV, or human papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. and currently infects about 79 million Americans.

The North Country Regional Economic Development Council announced March 4 that it appointed James McKenna, CEO of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism in Lake Placid, and Ty Stone, president of Jefferson Community College, as the group's new co-chairs. They replace Garry Douglas, president of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, and Anthony Collins, president of Clarkson University.

Correspondent Steve Lester recently spoke with writer Roger Mitchell, of Jay, about his work and roots in the Adirondack Mountains for this week's Artist Profile.

In other news, Gary Kaltenbach announced that he will be running for the town of North Elba supervisor's seat this fall as an independent; the Lake Placid village board formed a Climate Smart Community Task Force; North Country Community College presented its capital project plans mapping out the next 10 years for its Saranac Lake campus; and Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid announced plans to create staff recruitment and retention projects, such as a private shuttle bus for employees with long commutes, increasing pay for nurses and updating job and customer training programs for new employees.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene) and Martha Allen (Martha Sez), we have updates from the Garden Club of Lake Placid and Lake Placid Public Library.

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SPORTS

The winter sports season continues to soldier on, and this week's Lake Placid News sports pages are jam-packed with action. Area youth athletes take center stage, with Sophie Kirkby, a member of the USA Luge Youth team, leading the way after her spectacular performance in the Norton seeding races held in Park City, Utah.

Other are youth featured in this week's LPN are skiers and jumpers from NYSEF, as well as a Squirt hockey team that continues to mow down the competition.

Also on this week's LPN sports pages is a rundown of the bobsled and skeleton world championships and a look at the AmCup speedskating races held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin last week.

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OUTDOORS

The Adirondack Expeditions page introduces a new columnist this week as Spencer Morrissey shares his insights with a column he is calling "Swimming Through Trees." This guy is a hiker through and through and looks forward to bringing his stories to readers of the Lake Placid News.

Outdoors writer Justin Levine was back on the trail last week. He and a friend took a nice ski trip on Old Mountain Road between Keene and Lake Placid.

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