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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 2:28 am

Applications sought for Honeybee grants
KEENE —The Honeybee Community Fund is seeking applications for its annual funding cycle. 
Grants of up to $1,000 are awarded yearly to assist small businesses, farmers, nonprofit organizations, environmental projects and the arts.
Applicants must reside in or do business in Essex County. 
Instructions are on the application, which is available upon request from bzzwords@gmail.com or Honeybee Community Fund, PO Box 281, Keene, NY 12942. 
All completed applications must be received by the Honeybee Community Fund by April 10 in order to be considered for grants awarded in May.


MATHCOUNTS winners head to state contest
PLATTSBURGH — Five area middle schools competed in the Champlain Valley Regional MATHCOUNTS competition for seventh- and eighth-grade students on Feb. 1. 
The top three teams, as well as top two individuals (not already on a team) from the local competition have qualified to participate at the state level, to be held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy on March 15. 
Winning teams come from Saranac Lake Middle School, Stafford Middle School and Seton Catholic Central.
Individual winners are: Talon Bushey, Stafford; Bruno Freeman, Saranac Lake; Calab Moore, Seton; Ella Messner, Peru Central; Kevin Garcia, Saranac Lake; Devin Kidd, Saranac Lake; Brian McAfee, Chazy Central Rural School; and Rachel Racette, Seton.
The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series holds live, in-person events in all 50 states and U.S. territories, taking place in more than 500 local chapters. 
The program is sponsored nationally by the Society of Professional Engineers and locally by the Champlain Valley Society of Professional Engineers. 
Wayne Ryan, partner at AES Northeast, has been the coordinator of the local competition for almost 20 years.


Lyon Mt. Fire District meeting changed

LYON MOUNTAIN — The Lyon Mountain Fire District has changed it’s regular monthly meeting to Wednesday, Feb. 12. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Lyon Mountain Fire Department.

ELCS School Board weighing tax break for vets

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the conference room. 

The board will vote to enter executive session at 6 p.m. to discuss negotiations. Board members will reconvene in public session about 7 p.m. 

Agenda items include a public hearing on the alternative veterans exemption, proposed policy revisions pertaining to student records, district goals for 2014-15, a report on the governor’s executive budget, a presentation from the sophomore class and appointments.

Agenda materials and public packet are available at www.elcsd.org on the day of the meeting.

Board meetings are open to all.


Entries sought for Wilmington Citizen of Year

WILMINGTON — The Whiteface Business and Tourism Center is accepting nominations for Wilmington 2013 Citizen of the Year.

For the past 20 years, Wilmington has honored those who have gone above and beyond to serve their community. This year’s recipient will be honored at the annual Wilmington Community Dinner held at the Hungry Trout Restaurant on March 18. Nomination forms are available at the Visitors Center in Wilmington during normal business hours or by calling 946-2255.

Submission deadline is Monday, Feb. 24.