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Spring ... a new beginning, and time for cleaning

April 2, 2009
Lake Placid News
Spring is a time of change, a new season — and, of course, spring cleaning. Spring is a time when everyone gets “the bug” to get out and enjoy the nice weather and shake off the cobwebs that may have collected over the winter. The annual village clean-up is not only a village tradition spanning more than half a century, it’s a great way to get out and be part of a worthwhile community effort.

    First, a quick note on the subject of change. This spring brings a change in village government, and congratulations and good luck wishes go out to new mayor Craig Randall and new trustees Art Devlin and Zay Curtis. There’s a lot of work to be done — hopefully they carry out the mission set forth in their campaign and continue to improve and build upon the well-being of Lake Placid. Good-bye and thank you to Jamie Rogers for four years of dedicated service to Lake Placid.

    Community service is a key component to the village of Lake Placid, and the annual spring clean-up, which is sponsored by the Lake Placid Garden Club, is scheduled for Saturday, April 25 ((rain date is May 2). It’s a great way for parents to demonstrate by example how easy it is to take part in a community project — and a great way to enjoy the spring weather. It’ll also provide some exercise and an excellent way to socialize with other members of the community. Oh, and there’s also a free lunch.

    Registration for the clean-up is from 9 to 10 a.m. April 25 at the Olympic Center box office, and during this time participants will register to join or lead a group, be assigned an area, pick up bags and lunch tickets and get recycling information. Pre-registration for specific neighborhoods and streets may be done before April 23 by contacting the organizers. A lunch for all volunteers will follow the clean-up at the village beach house at Mirror Lake.

    For more information on the village clean-up, contact Heidi Roland at 523-9243 or Peggy Dennin at 523-4145.

    The Lake Placid Beautification and the park district groups have already been hard at work maintaining the aesthetic quality of Lake Placid. The group has clipped all the browns in the village and worked on the planters and barrels. Thanks to all those who get out and volunteer to make Lake Placid a beautiful place.

    Speaking of spring cleaning, as part of The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort’s 2nd Kids Earth Day event on Wednesday, April 22,  the hotel will hold an Earth Day E- Sweep in which residents can bring unwanted electronics to the Golden Arrow anytime on April 19, 20 and 21 for recycling — free of charge. Anyone who lives in the area can bring items (a list of accepted items can be found on page 9).

    And while we’re on the topic of cleaning house, perhaps it’s time for you to consider cleaning out the attic or garage and gather things for a garage sale. In these tough economic times, it might also be a great way to make a few bucks.

    Whatever your motivation is, the goal is to enjoy spring, make a fresh start —  and if you can, volunteer to help keep Lake Placid a beautiful place.




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