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September 22, 2013

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Three $500 scholarships were awarded in 2013. The recipients are Brody Hooper of Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School, Katie Palandrani of Ticonderoga High School and Mitchell Beers of Schroon Lake Central School.

Hooper is attending the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he will major in Biology/Pre-Med. He was also a recipient of a $500 Credit Union Association of New York (CUANY) Adirondack District Award. Paladrani is attending Northeastern University where she will major in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She was also a recipient of a $250 CUANY Adirondack District Award. Beers is attending Brandeis University with a major in Biology/Pre-Med.

“We are glad to have contributed to the financial education of these three outstanding members,” said TFCU President and CEO Shawn Hayes. “We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.”

Each year, TFCU awards scholarships to graduating high-school seniors who are TFCU members, have displayed outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements and demonstrated an awareness of the “people helping people” credit-union philosophy. Applicants are judged by representatives of CUANY located in Albany.

Students interested in applying should look for 2014 scholarship applications to become available this fall at any of the TFCU’s three branch locations, 1178 NYS Route 9N, Ticonderoga; 43 Meacham Street, Port Henry; and 7519 Court Street, Elizabethtown. For more information, go to a TFCU office, visit or contact Pamela Nolan at 585-6725.

Market opened

LAKE PLACID — Whiteface Lodge has opened a new retail outlet, Bear’s Den Market, featuring specialty coffees brewed from locally roasted beans, house-made pastries and gourmet sandwiches, as well as Adirondack-themed gifts, toys and convenience items.

Guests can step out to an adjoining deep porch furnished with wrought-iron patio sets and surrounded by native landscaping to enjoy their purchases. For those heading out to the hiking trails, the market can provide rental backpacks fully customized and equipped with everything needed for a gourmet picnic in the great outdoors including a bottle of wine and glassware.

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