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Adirondacks For Kids: Lake Placid Holiday Stroll

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By Diane Chase I  want that simpler time with Adirondack carolers, hot chocolate and exchanging friendly greetings on the street. I want to alleviate the holiday stress and just enjoy being with my family. On December 10-12, 2010, the village of Lake Placid will turn on its old world alpine charm and celebrate its annual Lake Placid Holiday Stroll. Santa will kick off the event with free skating at the Olympic Center on Friday the 10th starting at 6:30 p.m. Read More of my Post on Lake Placid.com

Adirondacks for Kids: Kids Try Lake Placid Ski Jumping for $5

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By Diane Chase

The 'Learn to Fly" Wednesday is back as the NYSEF coaching staff at the Olympic Ski Jumps in Lake Placid will have four fun ski jump clinics in 2011 on the hill of Vancouver Olympians Bill Demong and Peter Frenette.

These clinics are open to all children.

Date and Time: Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. as follows: January 5, 12,18 (Tues) and 26th


Location: Base Lodge of the Olympic Ski Jumps in Lake Placid, NY.
Cost: First year jumpers are $5.00/session


Age: All athletes six-years and older with prior skiing experience


Equipment: Alpine or XC skis and a helmet

There will be plenty of snacks and hot chocolate to keep your little ones energized!


Adirondacks for Kids: Lake Placid's Olympic Ski Jumps

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By Diane Chase






What to do with kids in the Adirondacks: Saranac Lake's Charles Dickert Wildlife Collection

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By Diane Chase


Tucked in the lower level of the Saranac Lake Free Library is “the finest collection of Adirondack animals ever gathered in one place.” These animals are not wild anymore or even tame for that matter. TheCharles Dickert Wildlife Collectionis a one-room museum dedicated to the works of taxidermist, Charles Dickert.


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Figment for Young Writers and Readers

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According to this 12/5/10 New York Times article , "Figment.comwill be unveiled ... as an experiment in online literature, a free platform for young people to read and write fiction, both on their computers and on their cellphones. Users are invited to write novels, short stories and poems, collaborate with other writers and give and receive feedback on the work posted on the site."