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Vivian Griffin retires from 35 years in the classroom
Wed  Jul 16 2014 10:22AM
Vivian Griffin is retiring after 35 years of public school teaching. A dinner reception in Griffin’s honor was held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express … read more.
Swim lessons offered at LPHS pool
Wed  Jul 16 2014 10:22AM
Florida’s leading cause of death for children under 5 years of age is unintentional drowning. Florida leads the nation in drownings for ages one to four. While these statistics are … read more.
Vacant lot an issue for LP town council
Wed  Jul 16 2014 10:20AM
A small vacant lot gifted to the Town of Lake Placid decades ago has become a big issue now that the land is unused and neighboring non-profit Hu Hope of … read more.
Door-to-door uptown mail delivery returns
Wed  Jul 16 2014 10:20AM
Traditional mail delivery has returned to businesses along East Interlake Boulevard and North Main Avenue in Lake Placid. Controversial mail distribution centers, commonly called “cluster boxes”, were removed Friday. One … read more.
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LP Montessori Academy expands to include middle school
Wed  Jul 16 2014 10:24AM
Lake Placid Montessori Academy will add grades six to eight to offer parents another option for the coming school year. Currently, the academy educates students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade at its Lakeview Street campus. “Parents wanted to have another … read more.

Bird & Other Wild Things
Wed  Jul 16 2014 10:24AM
Welcome to the roost! It’s always a pleasure to report success stories and it is certain that most folks enjoy reading about them –– almost as much as this writer enjoys reporting the facts. Our subject today is the success … read more.

Lake Placid prepares for Caladium Festival
Wed  Jul 16 2014 10:18AM
The town of Lake Placid and its merchants are gearing up and sprucing up for the much anticipated Caladium Festival 2014 which will be held July 25-26-27. Medians and parks have been mowed, mulched and spruced up. Artists have been … read more.

Medical marijuana is topic for State Rep
Fri  Jul 11 2014 09:24AM
State Representative Dr. Cary Pigman spoke about the Charlotte’s Web bill which legalizes strains of marijuana for medical use. That variety of maijuana is high in cannabidiol, or CBD, but low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that produces a high. … read more.

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Wall Street stocks slip
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market started the week with a slight loss on Monday as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings against mounting political turmoil. European leaders are considering tougher sanctions on Russia for its backing … read more.

Gaza death toll mounts
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza’s Hamas rulers signaled they won’t agree to an unconditional … read more.

Ukraine rebels release bodies
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
HRABOVE, Ukraine — Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. With body parts … read more.

Widow: Jury sent tobacco firm $23B message
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband on Monday called the massive verdict a message to Big Tobacco, even though she likely won’t see much if any of the money. … read more.

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