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2011 in ice on the medieval castle wall
2011 in ice on the medieval castle wall

Carving a castle of ice in Saranac Lake

For more than a century, a palace built of ice has been the central focus of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Local volunteers design and build the structure out of ice blocks based on the Winter Carnival theme. This year, it's "Medieval Times", and photographer Mark Kurtz used his camera to profile the team of sculptors who filled the castle with frozen furnishings.  Go to full article

New Local Company Wants To Fill Void Left By Ames

Small towns across the North Country are struggling to replace the Ames department stores that once anchored local economies. Until the company's bankruptcy, last fall, Ames offered basic goods like clothing and house-wares. Now, a company based in Gouverneur is hoping to start a new chain of stores called "WiseBuys" that would fill the shopping void. But as Brian Mann reports, reactions to the idea are mixed.  Go to full article

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