Negotiations on school agenda
SARANAC — The Saranac Central School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, in the District Office in Dannemora.
The board contemplates convening an executive session for the purpose of discussing negotiations.
The regular meeting will reconvene at approximately 6:50 p.m.
Agenda items include a budget status report and the employment of particular person(s). A complete agenda is available at the District Office and at www.saranac.org. The public is encouraged to attend.
CROWN POINT — The Crown Point Central School Board will hold a merger-study meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, in the district library.
The regular monthly meeting will follow at 7 p.m. Both are open to the public.
SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Central School Board will meet in Petrova Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18.
The agenda includes personnel and student-placement recommendations by the superintendent, a second reading of board policies and possible adoption and various reports.
First Day Hike encourages New Year’s Day outings
ALBANY — Ring in 2014 with a First Day Hike on Jan. 1 in a state park.
All 50 states are participating in the third annual-event that invites families and friends to celebrate the New Year amid the sights, sounds and wonder of nature with guided hikes.
“Last year, First Day Hikes hosted 22,000 people, who covered nearly 44,000 miles in 700 state parks all across the country,” said Priscilla Geigis, president of the National Association of State Park Directors.
“These family-friendly outings provide a great chance to get outside and experience the beauty of our parks, stay fit and build lasting traditions with loved ones.”
First Day Hike visitors enjoy walks of between 1 and 2 miles, led by park rangers and volunteers. Many hikes include additional activities such as campfires, s’mores, crafts, costume contests and storytelling.
All participants are encouraged to log their First Day Hike adventures on social media with #firstdayhikes.