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Matt Murray, (center, red T-shirt) brought more than 60 veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their family members to Lake Placid for a tour of the area's Olympic venues. Photo: Chris Morris, courtesy Adirondack Daily EnterpriseEnterprise
Matt Murray, (center, red T-shirt) brought more than 60 veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their family members to Lake Placid for a tour of the area's Olympic venues. Photo: Chris Morris, courtesy Adirondack Daily EnterpriseEnterprise

Boy Scout leads Lake Placid Olympic tour

A 16-year-old from the Troy area helped bring a group of more than 60 people, including Armed Services veterans and their families, to Lake Placid last week to tour Olympic sites and dine at the local American Legion hall.

Matt Murray, of Brunswick, is a junior at Tamarac High School and a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 537. The Lake Placid trip was part of his Eagle Scout project, which he hopes to complete soon. Chris Morris caught up with the group and has our story.  Go to full article
File photot: One of the boathouses being built by the Grimditch family. Photo: Nathan Brown, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise
File photot: One of the boathouses being built by the Grimditch family. Photo: Nathan Brown, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Court reverses boathouse jurisdiction ruling

A state appeals panel ruled last week that the town of North Elba does have jurisdiction over boathouses on Lake Placid. The decision could set precedent for municipalities across the North Country. The appeals court also made the surprise ruling that it had decided two past cases incorrectly. That changes the legal framework for cases like this one in the future. Chris Morris has details  Go to full article

Movie makers, film buffs gather in Lake Placid

The 12th annual Lake Placid Film Festival opens Wednesday, with new stars, new movies and a panel discussion on the future of small town theaters. This year's festival will feature screenings of films from local, national and International filmmakers, special guests and events such as the North Country Shorts and the return of the 24 hour student film-making competition, "Sleepless in Lake Placid."

Todd Moe spoke with Tim Brearton, the festival's project specialist. He's helped out since the inaugural forum in 2000. He calls it an event that brings people together, supports local artists and allows film students from area colleges to learn about the rigors of the film industry.  Go to full article
Tammy Morgan addressing the North Elban town board (Photo:  Chris Morris)
Tammy Morgan addressing the North Elban town board (Photo: Chris Morris)

North Elba waste digester would be a first

A high school science teacher from Lake Placid wants to help the town of North Elba change the way it disposes of organic waste.

Tammy Morgan teaches biology and environmental science at Lake Placid Middle-High School. She recently delivered a preliminary report to the North Elba town board on a proposed project to install an anaerobic digester at the town-owned landfill.

As Chris Morris reports, some farms already use anaerobic digesters to process manure, but North Elba would become the first municipality on the East Coast to use this kind of technology to process food waste on site.  Go to full article
Ken Morris is the keynote speaker at the historic John Brown Farm in Lake Placid this Saturday, 2-4 pm.
Ken Morris is the keynote speaker at the historic John Brown Farm in Lake Placid this Saturday, 2-4 pm.

A modern abolitionist remembers a famous ancestor

Frederick Douglass' great-great-great grandson will be the keynote speaker at the annual John Brown Day celebration this Saturday at the historic John Brown Farm in Lake Placid. Ken Morris will talk about the friendship and legacy of Douglass and fellow abolitionist John Brown. The two first met in Massachusetts in 1848, a decade after Douglass escaped from slavery on a Maryland plantation.

Ken Morris is founder and president of the Frederick Douglas Family Foundation, a service learning organization that works to create a modern abolitionist movement in schools across the country. Morris is also the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington. Before dedicating his career to social issues, Morris managed a successful marketing and entertainment firm. But he told Todd Moe that he spent his teen years, "decisively disengaged from his family lineage."  Go to full article

LPCA hosts film, food event

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will host a locally-produced film about local farms tonight (5 pm). Small Farm Rising features three vibrant Adirondack farms that provide food through farmer's markets, retail stores, restaurants and CSAs. Adirondack Harvest coordinator Laurie Davis told Todd Moe more about tonight's event and the film.  Go to full article
A boathouse under construction on Lake Placid. Photo: Nathan Brown, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise
A boathouse under construction on Lake Placid. Photo: Nathan Brown, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Court decision could give boathouse zoning to state

The state Supreme Court Appellate Division is a step closer to ruling on a case involving a Lake Placid family targeted for building a pair of boathouses without permits from the town of North Elba.

Attorneys for the town, the Grimditch family and a pair of neighboring property owners appeared in Albany last week before a panel of five judges. Chris Morris reports.  Go to full article
Nip Rogers' self portrait
Nip Rogers' self portrait

Connections in cyberspace, art in real space

Todd Moe talks with Lake Placid artist Nip Rogers about his "Portraits of Other Artists" project and how social networking websites are bringing artists and art together. His Social Faceworking Show opens at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on Friday night. It includes portraits of 19 North Country artists and their own artwork in one show.  Go to full article
The 1941 Lake Placid High School men's ski team.  Peter Roland, Sr, is fifth from the right.
The 1941 Lake Placid High School men's ski team. Peter Roland, Sr, is fifth from the right.

Whiteface honors early ski pioneers

Seventy years ago today, a group of young skiers climbed Whiteface Mountain to build the first racing shelter at the top of what is now known as Wilderness Trail. Later that day, they came down the mountain to find out that Pearl Harbor had been bombed by the Japanese. Many went on to join the military in the early years of World War Two.

Whiteface will honor the men on Sunday with a special ceremony that will include lectures and historical displays. While most of those pioneers of alpine skiing on Whiteface and that fateful day are gone, their stories and memories live on through their children and friends. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

A season of music and community sing-alongs

This is the season for music. Communities across the North Country are hosting Holiday jams, concerts and caroling this month. In Lake Placid, on Sunday, December 11th, the Community Church will host the annual Tri-Lakes Messiah Community Sing. For many it's a way to kick off the Christmas season with their voices. Todd Moe talks with the conductor, Drew Benware, about this locally produced, musical Holiday experience.  Go to full article

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