The Adirondack Thunder partnered with Associates of Glens Falls Insurance (AOGF) and Loomis & LaPann Inc. to donate $2,750 to the Moreau Community Center’s backpack program.
AOGF and Loomis & LaPann agreed to donate $25 for every Thunder home goal scored in the 2018-2019 regular season.
Adirondack scored 110 goals at home this season. The Thunder have now contributed more than $5,600 to the backpack program over the past two seasons.
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A program that offers free transportation assistance to individuals in Warren and Washington counties who have had recent health issues has launched.
Uplift Warren Washington, billed as “A Ride Back to Health,” is an initiative that provides bus tokens/passes, taxi vouchers, and gas cards to individuals who have been discharged from a hospital or emergency room within the past 30 days.
Transportation assistance is available for medical appointments not covered by Medicaid transportation; department of Social Service appointments; care/case management appointments; obtaining prescriptions, medical supplies, or equipment; participating in community-based support groups; immediate access to needed groceries.
The program is a partnership of Adirondack Health Institute, the Baywood Center, Greater Glens Falls Transit, and Tri-County United Way.
For more information or to enroll, contact Cassandra Fleury, transportation coordinator at 518.320.6692, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
O’Brien Insurance Agency in Glens Falls is offering to exchange old, tattered American flags with new ones for Flag Day.
The flag exchange will be on Friday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the agency, at 83 Bay St., Glens Falls. The agency purchased flags locally from St. Andrews Ace Hardware in Queensbury and will give a new flag in exchange for a retired one at no cost, on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
The worn flags will be disposed of properly and ceremoniously by the American Legion.
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ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has released a new and expanded edition of its popular guidebook “Adirondack Paddling: 65 Great Flatwater Adventures.”
The book describes paddling day trips throughout the Adirondack Park, including on new state lands acquired since the first edition was published in 2012.
Written by Phil Brown, the expanded edition includes four new trips made possible by the landmark Finch, Pruyn conservation deal: Boreas Ponds, Essex Chain Lakes, Blackwell Stillwater, and County Line Flow. Brown also added a chapter on Jabe Pond, in the hills above Lake George.
Brown retired last fall after 19 years as editor of the Adirondack Explorer, a nonprofit magazine with focuses on environmental conservation and outdoor recreation.
“Adirondack Paddling: 65 Great Flatwater Adventures” (softcover, 288 pages) is available at ADK stores in Lake George and Lake Placid, through mail order by calling (800) 395-8080, and online at www.ADK.org. It also is sold in book and outdoor supply stores.