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Kennedy Brothers Set To Close: The End Of An Era
By Cookie Steponaitis
   In a small town or community businesses are often more than places to go. They are anchor points in the community that have been a part of the fabric of life for so long, that people use them in reference for giving directions and talking about years of memories with the people and the business. When Kennedy Brothers opens its doors on Black Friday for its annual Day after Thanksgiving sale, it will be the beginning of a bittersweet combination of celebration and marking of the passing of an institution.  For Kennedy Brothers owner and community member Win Grant, it is the final run on a commitment to both business and family that for him began 41 years ago. Kennedy Brothers is closing its doors permanently on January 8, 2011.  [ more ]

“They Still Aren’t Canoes” Celebrating The Continuing Journey Of The Adirondack Guideboat
By Cookie Steponaitis
    Back in the day, as the old timers would say, in fact back in the 1840’s to be exact, the Adirondack Mountains and lakes were already a big name destination.  So many hunters, fisherman and vacationers came to the region that necessity created an invention of great grace and historic significance. While people knew the area teemed with wildlife and camps were plentiful, the main issue was getting into the region and transporting both people and their catch around. The Adirondack Guideboat was born out of this necessity for a cross between “a pick up truck hauling capability and an efficient speedy and sea worthy capability for a boat.” Since roads into the region were sparse and few, the rivers and the waterways became the main highways, ushering in the age of the guide and the boat that met his needs.
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MVAA Celebrates Forty Years-Please Consider Donating
   The Middlebury volunteer Ambulance Association, better known as MVAA, is celebrating its’ 40th birthday this month. On November 20, 1970, a small group of local residents pooled their efforts and began an ambulance service soon to be called MVAA.
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