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January 11, 2014

Family Fare: Jan. 11, 2014

Chamber Family Ski Day at Titus moved to Jan. 18

MALONE — Due to the forecast of rain for today, the North Country Chamber Family Ski Day at Titus Mountain has been rescheduled for 9:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Jan. 18.

Membership with the chamber is not required.

Tickets must be purchased through the North Country Chamber by Jan. 16. Cost is $30 for adults; $27 for kids/seniors 65-69; $20 for rentals; and $20 for tubing. Included will be a free lesson for those who are interested and free munchies at the Apres Ski Party at 4:30 p.m. All ticket sales are final; no refunds. Tickets must be used on Jan. 18.

There is also a race scheduled for that day, and night skiing will be offered following the party.

The band Backdraft will play from 6 to 10 p.m.

Call 563-1000 for more information.

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Mountain Lake PBS launches 20th-annual KIDS Writers Contest

PLATTSBURGH — Mountain Lake PBS is encouraging early elementary-aged students to stretch their creative wings, hosting the PBS KIDS Writers Contest for the 20th year.

Thousands of local kids in kindergarten through third grade have participated in the annual contest.

Each child’s participation is recognized with a certificate. Winning entries will be invited to a special celebration at the station and have the chance to move on to the national competition. National winners will be recognized with a variety of prizes including e-readers.

Applications and additional information are available at http://mountainlake.org/writers. 

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Alice’s Wonderland traveling exhibit to open at ECHO

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Visitors to ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center are invited to enjoy Alice’s Wonderland, an interactive exhibit based on Lewis Carroll’s classic “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” beginning Saturday, Jan. 18.

Alice’s Wonderland is an innovative approach to helping children and adults build a shared foundation for science and math literacy, a press release states.

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