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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

November 22, 2017
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - This week we welcome U.S. Figure Skating and competitors from around the globe back to the Olympic Village for a three-day weekend full of Olympic-caliber performances during Skate America. We have a full preview from our Sports Department.

Our newest staff writer, Griffin Kelly, continues to learn more about Lake Placid and the surrounding communities. He covered the New York State School Music Association Area All-State Music Festival on Friday, Nov. 17 at the Lake Placid High School, the opening of Whiteface Mountain Ski Center this past weekend and the Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee's Q&A session about the bid for the 2023 Winter World University Games.

Griffin also spent time with DJ Alex Medina for our Up Close profile and covered the Lake Placid Ecumenical Food Pantry's annual Thanksgiving food drive on Monday, Nov. 20 for our monthly Giving Back feature.

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Perhaps the most interesting story Griffin wrote this week was about a roll of film found in the High Peaks Wilderness Area. Once the photos were printed, it revealed they were from a couple who got married in Lake Placid and lost the roll of film. The couple and the photos have been reunited.

Outdoors Writer Justin A. Levine gives us the story about a Keene man, Tyler Socash, who walked from the state's recently acquired Boreas Ponds tract to the state Adirondack Park Agency office in Ray Brook, carrying almost 2,000 letters urging the APA to revisit its proposed classifications for the Boreas lands.

We also have the story about Radio Park - former home of local radio stations WNBZ, Y106.3 and Rock 105 - going on the auction block on Wednesday, Nov. 29 in Ticonderoga. Owner Ted Morgan is missing in action, as our reporters have not been able to track him down for many months.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene), Martha Allen (Martha Sez) and Frank Shatz (World Focus), we have a Lake Placid Rotary Club update from Bob Hanna about his 30 years in Rotary and another installment of the North Country Kitchen by Yvona Fast.



The best of the best figure skaters in the world are on their way to Lake Placid this weekend for the illustrious Skate America competition Nov. 24-26 at the Olympic Center. The event is even more important for the athletes this year with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea on the near horizon in February.

This week's Lake Placid News sports pages provide readers with a comprehensive look at what to expect over the weekend. LPN correspondent Christie Sausa goes through the big names and top contenders in each event and highlights a few Americans with particularly interesting stories.



Outdoors columnist Joe Hackett was happy to see the arrival of the first big snowstorm of the season this week. He hopes the snow will stick around long enough to help hunters track their prey and allow backcountry skiers to get out into the woods.



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