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Square dance to begin Ticonderoga arts celebration

MArts Madness March 1-16

A family square dance will be kick off the second annual MArts Madness, a celebration of Ticonderoga area arts. The dance will be held Saturday, March 1, at the Knights of Columbus, 103 Montcalm St., at 6 p.m.

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MArts Madness returning to Ticonderoga

Cultural programs slated March 1-16

MArts Madness, a celebration of Ticonderoga area arts, will return for a second year. The second annual event will begin March 1 and continue through March 16. It will include two dozen shows, events and activities.

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Ticonderoga Festival Guild to conclude holiday season

Twelfth Night celebration Jan. 6 in Putnam

Twelfth Night will again be celebrated by the Ticonderoga Festival Guild. The annual event will be held Monday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Putnam Presbyterian Church.

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Schroon Lake theater facing uncertain future

Fund-raising event slated Dec. 28

A group of local residents is working to ensure the future of the Strand Theater in Schroon Lake. Save the Strand is a committee raising money to assist the Strand in its conversion to digital technology.

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Gallagher, High Peaks Hospice team up

High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care and musician Martha Gallagher are joining together in 2014 in a unique partnership.

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Star Trek convention may come to Ticonderoga

Plans being discussed for annual event

Star Trek fans maybe making the trip to Ticonderoga next year. James Cawley, a Star Trek enthusiast, actor and movie producer, wants to bring fellow Trekkies to his hometown.

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Ticonderoga artists create mural on retaining wall

Project involves many community helpers

A retaining wall on Wicker Street in Ticonderoga is becoming a work of art. Work has started to paint a mural on the concrete structure near Inter-Lakes Health. It’s scheduled to be completed in the spring.

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Broadway comes to Ticonderoga schools

The Learning Arts performs, teaches

Ticonderoga students got a taste of Broadway recently. The Learning Arts, a collaboration of music and education professionals, recently presented “Broadway and Carnegie Hall” to students.

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Champlain Chorale to welcome holiday season

Concerts slated in Schroon Lake, Ticonderoga

The Champlain Valley Chorale will present its annual Christmas concert Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Schroon Lake and again Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Wicker Street in Ticonderoga.

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Downtown Gallery to open new exhibit

Part of annual Ticonderoga North Country Christmas

A new exhibit will open at The Downtown Gallery in Ticonderoga as part of the community’s annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas. “Adirondack Landscapes” by the Upper Hudson Valley Water Color Society will be displayed Nov. 30 through Jan. 25.

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Polar Express holiday kick-off includes selection of youth guest train conductors, vouchers for veterans, military

The Polar Express holiday excursions on the Saratoga-North Creek Railway smashed records when introduced in 2011. They return this year with some special amenities, to be showcased at 1 p.m. Monday Nov. 11 at the Saratoga Rail Station. At the event, several youngsters will be chosen to be Guest Conductors, and Veterans and military personnel can pick up vouchers for free train rides on this popular scenic railroad.

2nd Annual Nashville in North Creek set for Nov. 9

The Copperfield Inn will present its 2nd Annual Nashville in North Creek Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.

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Supervisor proposes land deal for Essex County casino

Essex County may be out of the running for one of three casinos planned to be built in New York in the next few years, but Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow believes there is still a way to bring gaming to the region.

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Lake George Oktoberfest: German food, dancing, specialty beers and craft show

At Lake George Oktoberfest's debut in 2012, the resort village's main street was filled with people celebrating and dancing to German music. This year's edition —set for Saturday Oct. 12 and Sunday Oct. 13 — is expected to be just as fun and popular.

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'Festival for the Lake’ to take over Lk. Geo. village this weekend

Lake George is becoming known for its celebrations, and the latest is likely to extend that reputation. Billed to be Lake George's largest party yet of its kind, the Festival for the Lake is occurring this weekend, with a street fair complete with beer and wine, a lineup of musical entertainment, casino games, and a children's carnival.