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Outdoor playing fields | Notes from the North Woods

A few weeks back, I published a story titled The Outdoor Gym.

Road Trip! | Conservation Conversations

Okay, its minus 10 degrees once again, your honey is giving you the stink eye and there’s frozen sand in your shoes, so what do you do?

Plattsburgh Kiwanis to hold K-Melt raffle

The Plattsburgh Noon Kiwanis Club has started their highly anticipated Annual K-Melt raffle, with two changes this year.

DEC camper scholarships available

The Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited will again provide scholarships for interested young men and women 12 to 17 years old to attend DEC’s popular summer camp program.

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The damned dams of the Adirondacks

Notes from the North Woods

Dams provide opportunities for power, navigation, fish barriers, and often serve as bridges for snowmobilers, hikers, bikers and skiers.

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Local orthotist/prosthetist helps to equip adaptive athletes

When it comes to sporting equipment for handicapped athletes, there are very few places in the country where you can find an expert in the field. One of those very few places is right here in the North Country.

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Doing it outdoors, with Hope and a Prayer

Notes from the North Woods

Occasionally, in my zealous effort to promote getting kids outside, I’ve often neglected a pressing need to do the same for adults.

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Is Cabin Fever Getting to you yet?

Conservation Conversations

The weather has been very interesting so far! Rain one day, then minus 20 degrees another, and ice, and lots of it, then back to rain and maybe even some snow one day, then back to pouring rain, and then back to freezing and more ice.

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Friends of Poke-O seek funds for Ranger Trail

Friends of Mount Poke-O-Moonshine have started a fund raiser called, “Sum(m)it Up for Poke-O,” focused on making needed repairs and renovations to the Ranger Trail, a steep, one mile path leading to the top of the mountain located in the Taylor Pond Wild Forest area.

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Racing for everyone, with everyone in the race

Notes from the North Woods

By all appearances, the winter season is here to stay.

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What about the Birds? | Conservation Conversations

My last column dealt with feeding deer and it sparked some interest, in at least one reader.

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Toss the kids into the snow! | Notes from the North Woods

As a youngster growing up in the Adirondacks, I learned early on how to enjoy the winter and it’s many offerings, which ranged from snowball fights to snow forts, sledding, snowshoeing, skiing and skating

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Winter feeding deer, do it right and legal! | Conservation Conversations

Hunting season is nearly over and Whitetail Deer populations have been reduced to DEC biologist’s standards, meeting habitat and carrying capacities in wildlife management units.

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The deep freeze | Notes from the North Woods

Even the most hardened Adirondacker is likely to admit the weather patterns over the last few days have been a bit harsh.

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Last of the season | Notes from the North Woods

After enjoying one last, long day of hunting, I sat out on my back porch deck to watch the sun set.