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October 12, 2013

Family Fare: Oct. 12, 2013

Story time set for Tuesday evening

SARANAC LAKE — An evening children’s story-time program will be at 5:30 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Children’s Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St. 

Terrie Perkins will present stories with a fall/pumpkin theme. 

Call 891-4190 for more information.

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Monster Madness story time planned

KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville Free Library at 1721 Front St. is hosting Monster Madness story time at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.

For questions, call 834-9054.

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Website helps women answer health-insurance questions

PLATTSBURGH — Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York joined Planned Parenthood Federation of America to launch a multimedia campaign to help inform and educate uninsured N.Y. residents about the benefits and availability of new health insurance plans.

The campaign includes online tools and information that will help women get enrolled and make informed decisions so they can choose a new insurance plan that works best for them. Enrollment runs through March 31, 2014.

The centerpiece of the campaign, PlannedParenthoodHealthInsuranceFacts.org, is an online resource that provides an overview of what the law means for women, a glossary of important terms related to the law and to health insurance, a cost calculator that helps visitors get a sense of what kind of financial assistance they may be eligible for, specifics on what to consider as a woman in choosing a health-insurance plan and more.

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Races to raise money for area homeless programs

PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department is sponsoring the Great Pumpkin Prediction Race at noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Crete. 

All proceeds from the race benefit the homeless programs that ETC Housing Corporation operates in Clinton County. 

Winners of the fun-filled race are those who finish closest to the time they predict. The race offers a short course close to 5K that is stroller-, walker- and runner-friendly. The race also offers a 10K course for those who are able to complete it in the designated two-hour time frame.

Costumes are encouraged, and prizes will be awarded for the best adult costume and best child costume. All registrants will receive a participant shirt while supplies last, and food and entertainment will be provided. 

The registration fee is $20 per person, or $10 per person for families of three or more, until Friday, Oct. 18. Rates increase after Oct. 18. Register on race day from 10 to 11:45 a.m., or register in advance at www.greatpumpkinrace.webs.com.

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