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A call for columnists

May 27, 2010
Lake Placid News

The Lake Placid News will be accepting requests for local residents to join the ranks of its column page.

    Barbara Kelly, who writes “Growing Up in Lake Placid,” published weekly on page 5 of the News, has recently announced that she will be away until September and will not be producing her column during that time. Once she returns, it will be determined if her column will return to the LPN pages.

    It is for that reason the LPN will consider individuals to write a column to fill that void.

    The News will be considering a variety of options — one of which is publishing a rotating column by several individuals. As writing requests come in, each option will be weighed. At this time, it is not determined what type of column will replace Barbara’s column. It is also

possible that a column from another page may be used to fill the spot.

    The first thing prospective columnists should note is that it is an unpaid position. One reward for writers is having the exposure and experience of being published in an award-winning publication. It is truly a means to be connected with one’s community.

    Also, it is preferred that the new columnist provide insights and/or information — whether entertaining or descriptive  — about the Olympic Village or region.

    If you are interested — or know someone who may be a good fit — contact Lake Placid News Editor Rich Rosentreter at 518-523-4401 or e-mail Or stop by the LPN office at 6179 Sentinel Road. The News will also welcome input from its readers in regard to filling the space on page 5.

    And let’s not forget to thank Barbara Kelly for her three and a half years of contributing to the Lake Placid News. Her insider-type stories about Lake Placid and its people were entertaining and the News received many letters commenting on her exploits.

    Although she will be missed, her departure will provide one or more budding writers an opportunity to expose and develop their writing skills — and build upon the character and uniqueness of the Lake Placid News.




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