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Skating Legends & Lake Placid Residents, Oleg and Ludmila Protopopov to Receive Tribute at Lake Placid’s 1980 Rink

Oleg and Ludmila Protopopov
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A Tribute to the Protopopovs, 1980 Rink, Lake Placid Skating Club of Lake Placid Pays Tribute to Oleg and Ludmila Protopopov When I moved to Lake Placid in 2003, I was immediately enamored of the historical figures that had skated in this town. I was standing in the 1980 Rink mezzanine one day, watching skaters [...]

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A Different Way to Travel NY State: Cycling the Erie Canal

Erie Canal, Photo by Eric Moll
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Erie Canal Cycling Stress-less Cycling along the Erie Canal The Erie Canal was pretty instrumental in the early economic growth of Rochester, as well as Buffalo and even New York City, but its downfall was rapid once highways showed up to replace it. I-90 actually takes the same basic path as the Erie Canal. It [...]

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Beyond Your Typical Course: Ron Walker on Green Mansions Golf Club in Chestertown

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Interview with Ron Walker, Green Mansions Golf Club in Chestertown Golf Courses in the Adirondacks What sets Green Mansions apart from the rest is not only its laid back atmosphere, due in large part to the friendliness of its owners, Ron and Martha Walker, but also the affordability that the club offers and the variety [...]

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The 2011 Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships

Julia Biechler and Alexander Petrov at the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships. Photo Zac Lambert
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Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships 2011 The Olympic Center was filled with rhinestones and tangos from July 27-30, 2011 for the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships. The event is one of the best known in the country, and is an important stop for Ice Dancers competing in the upcoming season. Ice Dancing has often been [...]

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Jeremiah Monroe Memorial Golf Tournament at Green Mansions Benefits Wounded Warriors

PFC Jeremiah Monroe
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PFC Jeremiah Monroe Memorial Golf Tournament, Green Mansions Golf Club, Chestertown To support the Wounded Warrior Project, Green Mansions Golf Club in Chestertown will be hosting the 2nd Annual PFC Jeremiah Monroe Memorial Golf Tournament as a way to honor Jeremiah Monroe’s memory. Born in Glens Falls in 1978, Jeremiah Monroe joined the Army in [...]

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Lake Placid Ironman 2011 Results

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Lake Placid Ironman The annual experience that is the Ironman triathlon is difficult to put into words. It all starts in May, when the triathletes come to the area to practice on the actual course. Throughout the summer, the amount of triathletes increase until it is a veritable athlete village, where bikers, runners, and swimmers [...]

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A Look Back at Lake George Boat Racer George Reis and El Lagarto

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Lake George Boat Racer, George Reis, and El Lagarto–The Leaping Lizard of Lake George Lake George, NY is well known for the things that have taken place around its shores. Famous millionaires visited the lake during the summers; important artists and other persons of interest have called the lake “home” over the years. But the [...]

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Highlights from Saratoga Auto Museum’s 2011 BMW Vintage at Saratoga Car Show

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BMW Vintage at Saratoga, Car Show, Saratoga Auto Museum, Review While not American made, the BMW has always occupied a significant niche in American culture as a staple luxury sports car. Before BMWs were noted for built in massage seats and digital rear view cameras, they were esteemed for their wood interiors and the “Hofmeister [...]

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Batter Up! at the Brookside Museum, Review

An 1895 baseball team. Courtesy of the Brookside Museum
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Batter Up! 100 Years of Baseball at the Brookside Museum When I was in the seventh grade, my American history teacher brought our class out to the fields to learn how to play “old time” baseball, circa 1850. This same history teacher now serves as the town historian of Ballston Lake. Looking back, I’m sure [...]

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Pole Vaulting Anyone? The Adirondack Aerial Assault Beach Vault in Lake George

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Adirondack Aerial Assault Beach Vault, Shepard Park, Lake George Pole vaulting enthusiasts will have their passions realized at the first-ever pole vault competition hosted in Lake George this July. Adirondack Aerial Assault will take place on July 23rd along Shepard Park Beach; the competition, which is sanctioned by USA Track & Field, is an all-day [...]

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