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May 26, 2013

Business briefs: May 26, 2013


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Landmark achieved

KEESEVILLE — Ann Desotelle, owner of Northtown Physical Therapy in Amherst, N.Y., has attained a total of 20 years of successfully stretching, mending and caring for all the ailments of her many clients as of June 1.

Destelle, who now has a doctorate In Physical Therapy, graduated from St. John’s Academy in 1979. She is the daughter of Marion Desotelle and the late George Desotelle of Keesville.

Chamber event

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Chamber of Commerce will host the 15th Annual Great Adirondack Car Show, Craft Fair and Giant Garage Sale on Saturday, June 15, at the Crete Center to see cars, truck and motorcycles from every era competing in 30 different classes. Vehicle may be entered in advance for $10.

This family event also features a giant garage sale along with a craft fair. Participants may turn their stuff into cash by setting up a table and selling items or may wander through the tables and find some treasures to take home. Space is available for $20 in advance or $30 at the show.

General admission to all three events is $3 per person. Children 12 and younger are free.

Sponsored by The Chauvin Agency, Hometown Radio WIRY, The City of Plattsburgh and WOKO/WKOL/WJOY, this event is fun for the whole family. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information or to register, call the chamber at 563-1000 or visit

Certification awarded

PLATTSBURGH — Deidre Berman of Canine Adventure LLC of Plattsburgh has been awarded the Pet Professional Guide’s (PPG) Pet First Aid Certificate of Competence. PPG is a member organization founded on the principles of force-free training and pet care.

According to PPG President Niki Tudge, “Having pet first-aid skills is fundamental to our industry and to the PPG’s guiding principles. Everyone can benefit from learning some basic first aid, and earning this certificate of competence not only demonstrates the member’s skill and knowledge but also shows a commitment to the pet industry profession. Our new program is very comprehensive requiring the PPG member to pass a rigorous knowledge and practical examination in order to earn the certification.”

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