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September 30, 2012

Book Briefs: Sept. 30, 2012

Local author pens new book on Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH — “Plattsburgh,” by local author Kelly M. Julian, is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular “Images of America” series.

The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

Highlights from the book include: foundations; the Battle of Plattsburgh; downtown; arts, entertainment and education; industry and tourism; the Champlain Tercentenary; and military presence.

The book is available at area bookstores, independent retailers and online retailers; or through Arcadia Publishing at or (888) 313-2665.

The author will hold a book signing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Clinton County Historical Society, 98 Ohio Ave., Plattsburgh. For questions about the event, call 561-0340.

Book sale planned in Port Henry

PORT HENRY — The Sherman Free Library is holding a book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at its 20 Church St. location.

New guidebook offers local ideas for family fun

SARANAC LAKE — “Adirondack Family Time Champlain Valley: Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga,” a comprehensive four-season guide to more than 300 activities in the Adirondack Champlain Valley by Diane Chase, is now in stores.

The second of four proposed books published by Hungry Bear Publishing in Saranac Lake, the Champlain Valley edition targets four seasons of family activities for the towns of Plattsburgh, Willsboro, Westport, Essex, Port Henry, Crown Point and Ticonderoga.

The 184-page softcover book has maps, photos, trivia and information to find museums, activity centers, historic sites, performing arts centers, farmers markets as well as 33 swimming areas, 58 easy hikes and snowshoe/ski treks. Further broken down by season, this guide provides ideas on ways for individuals to entertain themselves every day of the week whether single, retired, a couple or in a group.

The book can found at stores around the Adirondacks, including The Cornerstone Bookshop, Kidstructive Fun, Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, Rulf’s Orchard, Banker’s Orchard, The Bookstore Plus, The Adirondack History Museum, as well as online at

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