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We are Lake Placid

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Jim McKenna, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism CEO Jim McKenna about the destination management plan the organization is working on for the village of Lake Placid and town of North Elba. ROOST is the marketing organization for Lake Placid ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Jeff Potter, Olympic Regional Development Authority

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed state Olympic Regional Development Authority Events Director Jeff Potter as he prepares to retire after 36 years at the organization. He reflects on his career, which began in 1985 as a summer intern. Listen to a portion of this ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Matt Smith, North Country School

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed North Country School Director Matt Smith about the Lamb Watch program. The school has a working farm, including barn animals, and ninth-grade students spend nights in the barn this time of year to monitor the pregnant ewes and see ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Dani Delaini, Center for Businesses in Transition

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Dani Delaini, of the Adirondack North Country Association, who coordinates the Center for Businesses in Transition, helping entrepreneurs buy small businesses where the owners are planning to retire. Delaini spoke about the free ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Gordy Sheer, USA Luge

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Gordy Sheer, director of marketing and sponsorships at USA Luge, about the upcoming Running of the Balls fundraiser. More than 1,000 lacrosse balls will be sent down the mile-long luge track at Mount Van Hoevenberg to raise money ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Craig Randall, Lake Placid mayor

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Lake Placid village Mayor Craig Randall about the first year of the pandemic and how it affected his job, what's happening in his life right now, and about 2021 as he approaches the end of his third and final four-year term. Listen ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Lucy Hochschartner, biathlete

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Lucy Hochschartner, a Lake Placid resident who graduated from St. Lawrence University in the spring of 2020 and was recently named to a US Biathlon roster to compete in two International Biathlon Union competitions in Europe this ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Roy Holzer, Wilmington supervisor

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed town of Wilmington Supervisor Roy Holzer about dealing with the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and what's in store for 2021. Listen to a portion of this interview on the "We are Lake Placid" podcast from the Lake Placid News by ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Diana Friedlander, Holiday Light Extravaganza

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Diana Friedlander, who created a map on the Google Earth app that helps people drive around the village of Lake Placid to look at the holiday lights. It's called the Holiday Light Extravaganza, and more than 20 properties are ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Zach Clark, North Elba Christmas Fund

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Zach Clark, who is co-organizing the North Elba Christmas Fund with his sister, Cora Clark. The fund helps families in need with food, clothing, toys and gifts during the holiday season. Listen to a portion of this interview on the ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: John Streiff, DEC Region 5 forest ranger captain

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed John Streiff, the state Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Ranger captain at Region 5 who retired in October, about his career and thoughts about some backcountry issues. Listen to a portion of this interview on the ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Phil LeBlanc, Lake Placid postal carrier

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Staff Writer Elizabeth Izzo interviewed Lake Placid postal carrier Phil LeBlanc on Tuesday, Oct. 27, two days before he retired after being with the U.S. Postal Service for 31 years. He was famously known as the "Main Street mailman," even though Main Street was ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Nicole Bureau, Amy Quinn, Zonta Club of the Adirondacks

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Zonta Club of the Adirondacks President Nicole Bureau and co-founder Amy Quinn on Oct. 3 about the club's mission and history. Listen to a portion of this interview on the "We are Lake Placid" podcast from the Lake Placid News by ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Faith Brown, Garden Club of Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Faith Brown, small gardens coordinator for the Garden Club of Lake Placid, about helping to choose the 10 Green Thumb Awards this year, celebrating the hard work and creativity of local residential gardeners. Listen to a portion of ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Steve and Erena Fulton, Fulton’s Folly

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Steve and Erena Fulton, members of the local band Fulton's Folly, about their Sept. 27 concert on the Jay Village Green and about how the coronavirus has affected their performance schedule. Listen to a portion of this interview ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Paulette Peduzzi, North Country School, head of kitchen

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn stopped by North Country School/Camp Treetops on Tuesday, Sept. 22 to speak with Paulette Peduzzi, of Jay. She is the head of kitchen and will be retiring at the end of September after working at the school for 26 years. She talked about the ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: Sid Ward, Jay, chairman of the (cutting) boards

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid News remembers Sid Ward, of Jay, who died Monday, Aug. 24. In July 2018, Staff Writer Griffin Kelly interviewed Ward for the "We are Lake Placid" podcast about the cutting boards he made and giving away the proceeds to local community groups. Listen to a portion ...