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Community Garden application available

Looking forward to the 2015 growing season, the Plattsburgh Community Garden is accepting applications for plot rentals at its two garden locations.

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Jack Jay, Robber Jay | Notes from the North Woods

Last weekend, I witnessed a fairly large bird repeatedly attack a group of smaller birds at my feeder.

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Ice/cold water training on Bulwagga Bay | Conservation Conversations

It may not seem like spring will ever get here, but in time, Lake Champlain will thaw and pose a potential danger. Ice fishermen, dog walkers, cross country skiers and cold water wanderers of all sorts, can become victims if they break through thawing or rotten ice.

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Damn coyotes! | Notes from the North Woods

In last week’s column, I referred to the process of rewilding our youth, in the same manner we rewilded our lands.

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Conservation Conversations

The Beatles did a song a while back called Day Tripper, if you are lucky, you can listen to it on your way to one of the following programs.

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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.

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‘Biggest Losers’ win big when it comes to weight, health

The term Biggest Loser brings about a host of mental images: sweat, tears and exhaustion.

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Wild or not, off to the woods we go | Notes from the North Woods

Currently, the Adirondack Park remains the largest state protected area in the contiguous United States.

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Oil spill response | Conservation Conversations

Minus 18 degrees was displayed on the console of the truck when my cohort picked me up for the trip.

Cool days and cold nights | Notes from the North Woods

As I pen this week’s column on a cold Feb. 1 morning, there is a slight chill in the air. The thermometer reads -8 F, and a stiff wind is blowing in hard from the west. The sun is shining and the scene is idilic.

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Second straight SUNYAC award for Plattsburgh’s Jess Huber

Jess Huber has been named SUNYAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week for the second time in two weeks, and it all stems from when she began running in the seventh grade to break her older sister’s high school records.

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It’s a good life | Notes from the North Woods

After being asked to describe his 60-plus year career as an Adirondack guide, the late Tony Deepe of Lake George claimed simply, “It’s been a good life.”

Clinton County Civil War Record published

Clinton County’s Civil War history is rich and extensive, and a new two book set produced by the Clinton County Historical Association explores some of that history.

Relay for Life Kick Off event planned for Feb. 7

Plattsburgh Relay for Life Kick Off event will take place Feb. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Plattsburgh International Airport.

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Daydreams, schemes and other such things | Notes from the North Woods

As I peer out the back porch window, there are thick frost flowers clouding my view.

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