The Ides of March | Little Bits

“Beware the Ides of March.” You’ve no doubt heard or said that phrase, but can you pinpoint its source?

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Spring will be seasonally delayed | Notes from the North Woods

Although the arrival of the spring season has come and gone, it appears the winter season will continue to maintain command over the local landscape, with a deep snowpack in the woods, and chilly temperatures in the air.

Shrimp or Fish Fry | Keeseville & Ausable Forks

I was coming home from work this past week and took note of the “Welcome to Keeseville” sign as I got near the Villa Hotel.

Syrup production | Essex Column

Here’s the Essex Community Church schedule of Eastertide events.

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Easter Basket Raffle | North Country SPCA

It’s time again for our annual Easter Basket Raffle!

100 years of high school basketball | Willsboro Column

This past Saturday afternoon, there was a very enjoyable program of remembering 100 years of high school basketball in the Willsboro School.

Spring | Little Bits

St. Patrick’s Day is past and we’ve had our Irishman of the Year breakfast. We’ve donned our green clothes, consumed our green beer along with our corned beef and cabbage. Time to turn the page.

The sporting life: Old as the hills, fresh as the rain | Notes from the North Woods

As has been my custom for more than a decade or so, I recently spent another fine, March day traveling down Schroon Lake way in order to attend the annual Adirondack Sportsman’s Dinner.

Spring Turkey Shoot | Willsboro Column

We got a sneak preview of some spring weather a few days back, and then of course, another Sunday reminded us that winter weather is still not done.

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Kitten season | North Country SPCA

The warmer weather of spring brings more than April showers and May flowers... it also brings... kittens!

Seth Yacovone Band | Keeseville & Ausable Forks Column

Ausable Valley Players will be putting on performances of “Mary Poppins” at the Ausable Valley Middle and High School from March 19 at 7:30 p.m. to March 22 at 2 p.m.

Food drive | Elizabethtown Social Center

This month, the Elizabethtown Social Center is a drop off location for the Self Advocates of the Adirondacks’ food drive.

Robots | Little Bits Column

Put on your thinking cap. This is a quiz. Tell me what these items have in common: Furby; talking Cabbage Patch doll; Roomba, R2 D2; and animated Disney characters playing Christmas music.

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Learning my lesson | Notes from the North Woods

Recently, while watching our family dog toss his stuffed toy around the room, I wondered if he was simply playing, or actually refining his hereditary hunting skills.

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Armchair angling | Conservation Conversations

North Country winters are normally long and cold. That’s the way it is here. But last year, and now this frigid season, however, things are way out of control.