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October 7, 2012

Business briefs: Oct. 7, 2012


Health workshop

PERU — A free Living Healthy six-session workshop is being offered for those with ongoing health conditions like diabetes, arthritis, heart disease or asthma. Attendees can learn self-management skills and set their own goals to improve their health and life.

The sessions will be held Tuesdays from 2 to 4:30 p.m. starting this Tuesday. The final deadline to register is Oct. 15.  Attendees must attend week one or two to complete weeks three to six.

The workshops will be held at the Apple Valley Senior Housing Community Room, 1 Apple Valley Drive, Peru.

For more information, call 314-3689. The events are sponsored by the Eastern Adirondack Health Care Network and Northern Adirondack Medical Home.

Awards received

JAY — Adirondack Life magazine won a total of 13 awards, four gold, four silver and five bronze, at the International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Oct. 1. The awards honored work from 2011.

Mary Thill took gold in the Public Issues category for “Risky Business” (May/June) about allegations of unsafe practices at an Adirondack white-water rafting company. Judges called it “a true investigation. Thoroughly reported, clearly written.”

The magazine’s special section on Tropical Storm Irene, “After the Storm” (November/December), written by Brian Mann, received gold in the General Feature category. Judges called it “a tremendous effort” with “a gripping combination of reportage and first-person reports.” Mann’s article on the problem of white-nose syndrome in Adirondack bats, “Natural Disaster” (March/April), won bronze in the Nature Feature category.

Christopher Shaw’s meditation on Follensby Pond, “Back to the Source” (July/August), won gold in the Essay category. Judges cited his “strong use of language and imagery.”

The final gold was for Nancie Battaglia’s photograph of a pet blessing from “All God’s Creatures” (September/October), which won in the Single Photograph category. Judges called it “a marvelously complex, layered composition and an authentic moment.”

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