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Canoe Classic back for 36th edition

SARANAC LAKE - The Adirondack Canoe Classic enters its 36th year, as the three-day, 90-mile paddling race kicks off Friday, Sept. 7 in Old Forge and ends in Saranac Lake on Sunday, Sept. 9. And despite the "Big Dig" at the Lake Flower Boat Launch, the finish line, barbecue and party will still ...

Protopopov closes Adult Week with tribute to Ludmila

LAKE PLACID - Adult Skating Week ended with a standing ovation when the legendary 1964 and 1968 Olympic pairs champion Oleg Protopopov closed the adult skating exhibition with a poignant tribute - Long Live the Woman - to his late wife Ludmila Belousova Protopopov, who passed away last year. ...

UP CLOSE: Burdick is new LPCS athletic director

LAKE PLACID - John Burdick walked from the gymnasium to his office. The Lake Placid varsity volleyball team had just finished a scrimmage against Saranac Lake. Within the few feet from the gym to the coach's office, he was stopped by three student athletes with whom he had a rapport."Mr. B." - ...

UP CLOSE: Alison Simcox is new marketing director at LPCA

LAKE PLACID - Alison Simcox recently took the position of marketing director at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and while she's an artist herself and works for an organization that highlights culture, she said the business administration aspect is just as important as the creative ...

NHL, Olympic stars headline USA Hockey coaches symposium

LAKE PLACID - The Olympic Center hosted the USA Hockey National Coaches Symposium from Thursday, Aug. 23 to Sunday, Aug. 26, and it included speaking sessions with a number of Olympic, National Hockey League and college hockey team players and coaches.The biennial event is the largest of its ...

Opening draw for Lake Placid vs. rival

LAKE PLACID - Saranac Lake traveled to Lake Placid for the opening game of the high school soccer season, and it turns out the two rivals are evenly matched in almost every aspect of the game. The Red Storm and Blue Bombers tied, 2-2.Lake Placid came out with high pressure early in the match, ...