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"Olympic" Village: Lake Placid Prosperity a Long-Distance Event

Hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics offers Salt Lake City the chance to take the world stage--building prestige and boosting the local economy. Lake Placid hosted the Winter games in 1932 and again in 1980. The "Olympic village" is now a busy resort town and the Adirondacks' most popular tourist destination. But as Brian Mann reports, Lake Placid has struggled at times to translate its long Olympic history into lasting prosperity.  Go to full article

Third Generation Olympian, Lake Placid's Jim Shea, Attends State of the Union Address

A Lake Placid native was in Washington DC last night for President Bush's State of the Union address. Jim Shea, Jr. will compete next month at the Salt Lake Winter Olympics. He was invited to Capitol Hill just days after the death of his grandfather, Olympic icon Jack Shea. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Lake Placid Turns Out to Honor Jack Shea, Olympian

Hundreds of people turned out on Friday in Lake Placid for a public funeral honoring 91-year-old Olympic medallist Jack Shea. Shea died last week after his car was struck by a van. As Brian Mann reports, the ceremony honored a long, full life.  Go to full article

Remembering Winter Olympian Jack Shea

Lake Placid's legendary Winter Olympian, Jack Shea, died this week in a car crash near his home. The 91-year-old was the oldest living gold medalist. He was killed just three weeks before his grandson will compete at the Winter Games in Salt Lake City. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann has our remembrance.  Go to full article

Lake Placid Hosts World Mogul and Aerial Jumping Competition

Lake Placid grabbed some of the winter sport spotlight over the weekend. Skiers from around the world competed in the mogul and aerial jumping competitions. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Assemblyman Chris Ortloff praises Pataki's Support of Winter Olympics Plans

Governor Pataki also mentioned the North Country in his plans to return the Winter Olympics to Lake Placid, although he didn't say when. Assemblyman Chris Ortloff praised the support.  Go to full article

Jimmy Shea Hopes to Become First Third-Generation US Winter Olympian

In February, the United States will host the Olympic Winter Games, for the first time since 1980 in Lake Placid. The Salt Lake Olympics will also mark the return of the sport of skeleton, after a 56-year absence from the Games. Lake Placid resident, Jimmy Shea, hopes to make the U.S. Olympic skeleton team. If he does this he'll become the first third-generation American Winter Olympian. Recently, Jimmy Shea was in Lake Placid to take part in the National Team Trial races. Beth Schmidt had a chance to spend some time with him.  Go to full article

Curling Anyone? Open House in Lake Placid

The sport of curling is played in 35 countries. It's particularly popular in Canada. But there are pockets of enthusiasts on the U.S. side of the border too. Beth Schmidt stopped by a recent open house at the Lake Placid Curling Club.  Go to full article

People: Malone Artist Ruth Jones Ryan

A conversation with Malone artist and entrepreneur Ruth Jones Ryan. At 92, she says it's never too late to do what you love. Her drawings and paintings go on display tomorrow at the Adirondack Craft Center in Lake Placid. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

People: John Huwiler?this summer with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta

Todd Moe talks with Lake Placid Sinfonietta violinist John Huwiler about the ensemble's history and upcoming summer concert series.  Go to full article

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