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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

June 14, 2018
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, Staff Writer Griffin Kelly covered the world premiere of "Finding Home," a short film by 11-year-old Lincoln Norfolk, of Lake Placid.

The event was held Monday, June 11 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and it doubled as a fundraiser for the LPCA and the Joshua Fund, a local dog rescue group. Norfolk adopted his dog Luke - the star of the movie - from the Joshua Fund. Griffin reports on the event and his interview with Lincoln and his parents, Matt and Darcy.

Griffin also spent some time with Lake Placid High School senior Morin Bissonette, who recently gave a presentation about her senior project. She gleaned a lot of tomatoes from a farm in Clinton County, turned it into tomato sauce and donated it to the school's Backpack Program, which provides easy-to-prepare meals and school supplies to students whose families have financial difficulties.

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On the front page, we report on the state Adirondack Park Agency's approval of improvements at the Olympic Jumping Complex. There are a number of upgrades and expansions being planned, and Editor Andy Flynn sat down with ORDA's Rebecca Dayton, assistant manager of the venue, to discuss the specifics and what the overhaul means to Lake Placid and its role in the Olympic movement. Also, Griffin called up some nordic coaches to get their reaction about how the expansion will affect the development of local athletes trying to get to an Olympic podium.

For this week's Artist Profile, correspondent Steve Lester interviewed Lake Placid stone sculptor Tyler Rand at one of his latest creations, a fire pit with benches at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort.

Wilmington correspondent Ed Burke reports on the 50th wedding anniversary of Wes and Nancy Gonyea on June 1. Wes is originally from Lake Placid, and Nancy is originally from Keene Valley, but they've been Wilmington residents for many years.

In other news, the Rotary Club of Lake Placid is gearing up for its 15th annual Dam Duck Race down the Chubb River on Saturday, June 16. Runners participating in the Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon raised funds for different groups. And the Lake Placid Middle-High School was hit with whooping cough cases and increased police presence because of a rumor about a threat of violence at the school.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene) and Martha Allen (Martha Sez), we have an update from the Mirror Lake Watershed Association.



This week's Lake Placid News sports pages feature the age-old tradition of running. The Great Adirondack Trail Run and the Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon took place on back-to-back days last weekend and the LPN sports team provides readers with stories and photos from the events.

Also look for an update on well-known Lake Placid Horse Show competitors as they prepare for their annual two-week visit to the North Elba Show Grounds at the end of the month.



Lake Placid News outdoors writer Justin Levine got out on the water last week to paddle a nice loop through the Rollins Pond area. He provides details and photos of the trip on this week's Adirondack Expeditions page.

Columnist Joe Hackett explores the Adirondack issues of the day in his column this week about overcrowding - of humans and flying insects - along the trails of the mountains.



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