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Todd's toboggan class at the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne. All we need is snow! (Photo: Jim Mandle)
Todd's toboggan class at the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne. All we need is snow! (Photo: Jim Mandle)

The 8 O'clock Hour, 12/21/12

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A snowy backyard hill has been hard to find this month, but that didn't stop Todd Moe from signing up to build a wooden toboggan at the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne. And weekend conditions in the Adirondacks.

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