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January 2015 | Weather Watch

January 2015 made the phrase ”real Winter” a very appropriate way to describe a very cold January.

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Warrensburg's Meat Store of the North - evolving, expanding

The legendary family-owned Jacobs & Toney market — a landmark in Warrensburg — will not change its basic nature under the ownership of a new generation, but it is adding contemporary conveniences and new services.

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Meat store and its proprietor — influential in lives, community

Jack Toney, for 50 years proprietor of Meat Store of the North in Warrensburg, has worked long hours at the market serving up custom cuts of meat as well as witty barbs, advice, and friendly greetings. The store has provided jobs for 100 or more local residents, and has launched the careers of many successful individuals.

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Jacobs & Toney’s market - a local mainstay for 100 years

Now celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Jacobs and Toney market in Warrensburg has not only survived a century, but it's flourished — providing fresh foods, quality meats and produce, as well as being a gathering place for people to socialize.

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Vast cookbook collection featured at Chester Library book sale

The Town of Chester Library's winter book sale annually draws hundreds of book collectors and avid readers from a wide area, spanning northeastern U.S. and Canada. This year, the sale features a remarkable collection of more than 600 cookbooks left to the library by the late Roberta Appleby, an area resident.

Court actions are a major part of American democracy

In their recent Letter to the Editor (Jan. 22, 2015, “A History of Litigation”) Philadelphia developer Michael Foxman and his partner Thomas Lawson, representatives of Adirondack Club & Resort (ACR) in Tupper Lake, impugned the “high motives” of Protect the Adirondacks in bringing a lawsuit against the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) for permitting this massive 6,000-acre development.

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Snowshoe softball tournament enters sixth year

If you’re looking for some good old fashion North Country style fun in the great outdoors with your family, neighbors and friends, exercise a bit and demonstrate your support for a great cause, then sign up for the annual “Be A Donor” (B.A.D.) Snow Shoe Softball Tournament.

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Into the wild | Notes from the North Woods

I suppose it’s one of the most common afflictions of age, and it likely explains our unrelenting desire to return to familiar, natural surroundings.

New doors opening | Little Bits

Seven, eight, open the gate.” Did that conjure up any memories of your childhood? How about, “one, two, buckle my shoe?” I suppose you could stuff that in a category called Nursery Rhymes. It’s one of those things you learn very early and never forget.

Microenterprise grant program off to strong start

Essex and Hamilton County officials say the process to divvy out $100,000 as part of a new grant program to boost small businesses has been going swimmingly.

North Country needs to think regionally with event planning | Editorial

You can’t beat Adirondack life during the summer —

Who loves to hear from the IRS? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Unless you can tell it’s a check inside the envelope, a letter from the IRS strikes fear in most Americans.

Be vigilant when giving out personal information

A number of years ago, I wrote a letter to the editor discussing my feelings toward the electronic health records... and here we are with a huge leak of info.

‘Foreign Exchange’ Galla to be held at school

Long Lake Central School announces a day-long student and community event “The Foreign Exchange” Gala Thursday, March 5.

A heartfelt thanks from High Peaks Hospice

It takes a special person to recognize and support an organization like High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care.

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Women of Distinction announced

The Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York announces the call for nominations for the 2015 Women of Distinction awards for women in Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties.

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Play Group invites all to play

Ten years ago Play Group, sponsored by North Country Ministry, was born.

Ladies Tea “Upsy Daisy” | Bakers Mills News

Again we can talk about the weather. Guess it is the norm for now.

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Ski Trails or Ski Tales | Johnsburg Historical Society

We moved to my wife’s home town (North Creek) in the late fall of 1969. I had a relatively new wife (2 and a half years) and a brand new daughter.

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Local awarded ‘Individual Artist Grant’

Local artist Kate Hartley seeks community input in completing a new series of artwork, based on peoples’ ideas of the best experiences the Adirondacks have to offer.

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