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November 8, 2012

Of Interest: Nov. 8, 2012

City Council meets tonight

PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh Common Council will take action on several items at tonight’s meeting.

Among them are a request to approve authorization for the mayor to sign a subordination agreement for a property at 13 Caitlin Way and a request to allow the Recreation Department to host Race the Base, a charity fun run to benefit the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy relief effort, set for 5:30 p.m. Friday on the U.S. Oval.

The meeting begins with a work session at 5 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Both are open to the public.

More storm-relief efforts in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — A relief effort is under way by Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service and Lake Placid

Volunteer Fire Department to collect essential items for Superstorm Sandy victims. They are partnering with

West Babylon Fire Department on Long Island, in a town-to-town program where there is a great need, a press release said.

People are asked to donate personal, dental, health, baby and animal essential needs. Batteries, flashlights, gloves and garbage bags, along with coloring books and crayons, are suggested.

Collection sites around town are at Price Chopper, the UPS Store, LPVAS station and the Fire House.

Donations must be made by Friday, Nov. 15, as a delivery UPS truck is planned for the next day.

The departments expressed special thanks to Price Chopper and UPS “for their kindness in this effort.”

4-H members, volunteers sought in Clinton County

BEEKMANTOWN — A 4-H Family Welcome event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Beekmantown Town Hall.

This event is for those involved in a 4-H Club in Clinton County and for those thinking about joining.

Four-H Clubs promote positive youth development by meeting the four basic needs of youth: head (independence), heart (belonging) hands (generosity) and hands (mastery). Positive experience in 4-H clubs can strengthen young people’s leadership and life skills and teach the importance of community service.

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