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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

June 13, 2019
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, we give a preview of the Lake Placid Rotary Club's annual Dam Duck Race, which takes place on Saturday, June 15 at Lisa G's restaurant.

About 1,500 yellow rubber ducks will be sent over the Mill Pond dam and down the Chubb River to the finish line. The top prize for first place is $1,500. This is a big fundraiser for the Rotary Club.

Lake Placid News Staff Writer Elizabeth Izzo stopped by the Lake Placid Elementary School on Sunday, June 2 to cover the trails day event. Volunteers were expanding the school's trail system.

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Speaking of trails, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has been cracking down on illegal parking along state Route 73 near popular High Peaks trailheads. More than 100 parking tickets have been issued to hikers so far since the parking ban started a few weeks ago between the Rooster Comb trailhead in Keene Valley and Chapel Pond.

Outdoors Writer Justin A. Levine filed a report about the DEC asking the public to report moose sightings as part of a multi-year project to study the Adirondack Park's largest animal. Justin also previewed the monthly meeting of the state Adirondack Park Agency, set for Thursday, June 13, and he wrote a story about the DEC revamping the way people can find harmful algae blooms, as the department encourages the public to learn more about them as water and air temperatures warm.

Correspondent Steve Lester gives us another Artist Profile. This time, he interviewed Janet Millstein, who is opening a show titled "Imagined Reflections" on June 13, at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene at the Shipman Youth Center's 20th anniversary open house) and Martha Allen (Martha Sez), we have updates from the Lake Placid Public Library and Zonta Club of the Adirondacks. Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn filed another installment of the Lake Placid Diet, giving a progress report on his weight-loss journey. And for this week's We are Lake Placid podcast, Andy visited the annual Spring Carnival and Bazaar at the Lake Placid Elementary School on Saturday, June 8 to speak with LPES FRIENDS committee co-president Kristy Mihill about the event and why the nonprofit group almost disbanded at the end of the school year. Read the story from this interview.

And don't forget to check out the Lake Placid News Pet of the Week on page A2.



The Lake Placid Marathon and Half blew through town last week, and LPN sports reporter Justin Levine was on the scene to give a report of all the action. Justin wrote several stories from the event and took a ton of photos.

Lake Placid native Aimee Caligiore broke through with her first career professional golf title. She won the Hartford Women's Open with her dad at her side as the caddie.

The Lake Placid Horse Shows are right around the corner, and this week's sports section includes a shout-out to all the sponsors that make the event happen each year.



Columnist Spencer Morrissey describes the growing popularity of slide climbing in the Adirondacks, but cautions against being too nonchalant when taking on the challenge.

Also, Justin Levine and a friend paddled the St. Regis Loop that included a river, a couple lakes and a long carry.



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