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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

May 23, 2019
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, volunteers have been out in full force spring cleaning the community.

In a story we call "Greening Lake Placid," we report on the village's annual Clean Up Day, tree plantings by the Lake Placid/North Elba Tree Board and an upcoming Green Market on the Olympic Speedskating Oval, hosted by high school students on Saturday, May 25.

American Legion posts in Lake Placid and Keene have planned their Memorial Day services, which include a parade Monday on Main Street, Lake Placid. And the annual Carry the Load event will be held around Mirror Lake on Sunday.

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To help celebrate National Nurses Week, which was held earlier this month, Staff Writer Elizabeth Izzo stopped by the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake to speak with a number of nurses of all ages about the ups and downs of being a nurse.

There is plenty going on at the Lake Placid Middle-High School, where a new composter will be arriving soon and the robotics team is looking for sponsors.

In other news, the state Adirondack Park Agency chairwoman recently resigned, voters this week passed local school budgets and elected school board members and the Keene Central School Envirothon team headed to the state finals on Wednesday.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene) and Martha Allen (Martha Sez), we have an update from the Rotary Club of Lake Placid.



It was another busy week for high school sports, with the teams now in the homestretch of the spring season. Golf, track, baseball and softball are all represented in this week's Lake Placid News - with a helping of high school rugby on the side.

The Placid Planet Time Trials reached the midway point of the series, as several riders braved the rainy wet conditions on Riverside Drive in Lake Placid.

This week also marks the beginning of our Golfing in the Adirondacks page, which brings readers up-to-date on the week's pro golf tournaments.



The DEC has recommended bear spray, but outdoors writer Justin Levine describes how it is actually very hard to find a place to purchase the stuff.

Columnist Spencer Morrissey found himself on the trail to Billy's Bald Spot near Big Moose Lake. He tells readers all about the adventure on this week's Adirondack Expeditions page.



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