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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

June 20, 2019
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, we head into summer with our quartlery Savor the Season issue, celebrating agriculture in Essex County.

First we learn that the Uihlein Farm of Cornell University on Bear Cub Lane will close at the end of June 2020. It is a seed potato farm that was established after Henry Uihlein II and his wife donated the farm to the university in 1961. Editor Andy Flynn spoke with Manager Chris Nobles about the reason for the closing.

Andy also interviewed Meghan Brooks, the farm to school educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County, about value-added products made after the harvest. And he stopped by the Hub on the Hill in Essex to learn more about the sauerkraut made by KZ Farm co-owner Sarah Kingzack.

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Andy drove to the Echo Farm in the town of Essex to speak with the farm's garden manager and floral designer, Kirsten Liebl, about the crop of the season: flowers. She grows flowers for the farm's catering business.

For this week's podcast, Andy visited the DaCy Meadow Farm to meet owners Cynthia Ford-Johnston and her husband Dave about their version of retirement. Hint: It has something to do with being a farmer.

There is also a preview of the I Love BBQ and Music Festival and a report about this year's maple crop in New York state.

Staff Writer Elizabeth Izzo tag-teamed the Savor the Season coverage with Andy, writing three stories. She stopped by the Lake Placid Elementary School to learn more about the hydroponic gardens there. She gives an update on the six recently established Adirondack Cuisine Trails. And she visited Asgaard Farm & Dairy in AuSable Forks to explore the animal of the season: goats.

In other news, the state Olympic Regional Development Authority revealed that costs for the ski jump improvements and new lodge at Mount Van Hoevenberg are higher than expected, a new law will be drafted on short-term vacation rentals for the town of North Elba and village of Lake Placid, a Watertown-based development authority is considering outfitting Lake Placid's Main Street with fiber optic internet by this winter, and the North Elba Town Council has agreed to let Essex County establish a Department of Motor Vehicles satellite office in its town hall, pending state approval.

Don't forget the Pet of the Week on page A2 and columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene) and Martha Allen (Martha Sez).



The United Way's Olympian Celebrity Golf Classic swung into town last week for its annual outing at the Lake Placid Club and Resort. The Burnham Benefit Advisors team, comprised of all Lake Placid golfers, won the tournament, joined by Olympic luge athlete Jayson Terdiman. Lake Placid News Senior Sports Writer Lou Reuter played in the tournament, but still had time to take a slew of photos and share an account of the match.

The Celebrity Golf Classic included two professional baseball players from the newly formed Saranac Lake Surge team. The duo got a chance to check out the region while playing on one of the area's nicest golf courses.

Also in this week's LPN, readers will find results and photos from the final Placid Planet Time Trials series event of the season, as well as a photo of the Tri-Lakes Youth Lacrosse girls team celebrating with its championship trophy.



On this week's Adirondack Expeditions page, Justin Levine reviews a book that describes the inner and outer workings of beavers.

Columnist Spencer Morrissey recounts a trip to Barker Mountain and Barker Pond, both of which reside in Township 19.



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