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2014-07-08 23:14:32

Summer Activities abound at new Lake House at High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, New York. From canoeing and kayaking to hiking, road biking and simply meditating, it's still not too late to book your summer getaway in beautiful Lake Placid and the new Lake House on Mirror Lake. Lake Placid, New York (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 After an extensive multi-million dollar refurbishment, the 44-room Lake House at High Peaks Resort is an energetic re-interpretation of the classic ’60’s motor...

2014-06-05 08:32:39

Situated on Lower Saranac Lake, each home will be auctioned on July 19th in cooperation with Adirondack Premier Properties Inc. TULSA, Okla., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Williams & Williams®, a worldwide real estate auction firm and the leader in global live and interactive auctions, has announced the July 19(th) auction of two privately owned waterfront properties in Lower Saranac Lake, New York, located seven miles from Lake Placid within Adirondack Park. With two-thirds of...

Wildlife Conservation Society Study Shows Iconic Boreal Bird Species Declining In The Adirondacks
2014-04-14 11:30:41

Wildlife Conservation Society A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society finds that several iconic Adirondack birds are in trouble, with declines driven by the size of their wetland habitats, how connected these wetlands are to one another, and how near they are to human infrastructure. The Adirondack Park represents the southern range extent for several species of boreal forest birds in eastern North America. Like any species at the edge of its range, they face challenges in...

2014-03-18 16:21:30

Blue Line Design & Apparel Offers Organic, Made-in-US Clothing and Gives 1% of Revenue to the Adirondack Mountain Club SARANAC LAKE, N.Y., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Line Design & Apparel is a new active lifestyle company offering outdoor enthusiasts eco-conscious products. Based in Saranac Lake, NY, BLD launched in January with a spring/summer line of organic cotton t-shirts made in New York and Pennsylvania. Because the company believes in buying and sourcing local...

Sochi Games Influenced By Winter Olympics Of 1932 In Lake Placid
2014-02-18 13:18:59

Michael Bezilla - Penn State Eight crashes that sent more than a dozen competitors to the hospital marred bobsled practice runs leading up to the 1932 winter Olympic games in Lake Placid, N.Y., but as dramatic as those incidents were, they also provide insight into more ordinary factors that continue to influence the Olympics, according to a Penn State researcher. "The crashes occurred on the Mt. Van Hoevenberg slide, which was specially built for the games at Lake Placid," said Peter...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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