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November 20, 2013

Of Interest: Nov. 20, 2013

AVCS swimming pool open to public

CLINTONVILLE — The AuSable Valley Central School swimming pool, located at the Middle School-High School in Clintonville, will be open to the public on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m., starting Sunday, Dec. 1, and ending Sunday, March 2, 2014. 

There will be no public swim on Dec. 25 or 29, Jan. 1 or Feb. 19. There will be limited locker facilities on Jan. 22, Feb. 5 and Feb. 12 due to sports conflicts.

If school is canceled, or if all after-school activities are canceled, open swim will not be held.

There is no charge this year for public swim.

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Ti firms make plans for Small-Business Saturday

TICONDEROGA — Ticonderoga-area businesses will take part in the fourth-annual Small-Business Saturday, set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30.

The event is sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, part of the nationwide initiative as a way to lend support and resources to area businesses. 

Small Business Saturday falls on Thanksgiving weekend, between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when most holiday shopping begins.

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Champlain History Club now forming

CHAMPLAIN — After a series of informal gatherings at Champlain Free Library, a group of local citizens has decided to meet monthly for discussions on items of historical interest.

The group was first invited by librarian Alison Mandeville to meet at the library. From there, the weekly gatherings grew in size and enthusiasm.

The first meeting of the Champlain History Club is at 7 p.m. today at the library on Elm Street.

The topic of discussion will be the Ski Factory that once operated in the Village of Champlain. Bruce Labelle, whose late father once managed the facility, will be on hand with photos and memorabilia. 

Participants are encouraged to bring along items as well.

The group will meet monthly and is open to all. There is no charge for membership, and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Mark L. Barie at 297-7741, Christine Racine at 297-3345 or Alison Mandeville at 298-8620.

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