Service seen as key to fighting breast cancer
Deaths from breast cancer in the United States have declined 33 percent since 1990. Much of that success can be attributed to increased use of mammography, according to the American Center Society.
Runners from 11 nations compete in Schroon Lake
Runners from more than 30 states and 11 countries came to Schroon Lake for the 17th annual Adirondack Distance Festival Sept. 21 and 22. The event attracted 1,289 athletes from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Slovakia, United Kingdom and United States, according to Joel Friedman, race director.
Crown Point woman honored
The six Elks North District Lodges recently donated $2,300.00 to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center in honor of Penny Carr of Crown Point, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last July and is under the care of Dr. Eric Pillemer and the cancer center team.
DOH Council to make final determination Oct. 3
The New York State Department of Health’s Planning Committee voted Sept. 12 to approve the Certificate of Need transfer from the county to the New York-based company, moving the process on to the full Planning Council.
About 3,000 athletes expected
About 3,000 runners will be in Ticonderoga Sept. 27 and 28 as part of a nearly 200-mile relay race.
Dan Connell returned to his seat at the Essex County Board of Supervisors Sept. 9, just over a month after facing a serious illness that he can’t remember.
Marathon, half marathon to finish in Schroon Lake
The 17th annual Adirondack Distance Festival is expected to bring more than 1,000 runners to the Schroon Lake area. The Adirondack Distance Festival includes a full marathon, a marathon relay, a half marathon, 10-kilometer race, 5-kilometer race and children’s race. The 2013 distance Festival will be Sept. 21-22.
The High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. Board of Directors has announced its appointment of Meg Wood of Schroon Lake as the organization’s Executive Director and the promotion of Tina Moody, of Bloomingdale, NY as its Chief Operating Officer.
Jeremy Bruce, a 1993 graduate of Moriah Central School, has received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia.
Crown Point Telephone participating in national program
Telephone service can be a matter of life and death. That’s why Crown Point Telephone Corporation is participating in the National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week Sept. 9-15.
LaChute Road Runners sponsor event
There was little suspense at the annual Footrace at the Falls in Ticonderoga. Chris Shaw of Delmar led wire to wire in winning the 5-kilometer cross country race in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park. He was clocked in 18 minutes, 53 seconds.
Rabies is a virus that affects the central nervous system in mammals and is always fatal if left untreated.
Cheney Mountain trek to aid High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care
A Moriah hike will benefit High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care.
Essex County Public Health emphasizes the many health benefits associated with outdoor activities in the heart of summer and encourages people to take precautions to protect their health.
A new website is promoting the trails, roads and parks in the North Country as a great place to “Get Out and Live.”