April 23, 2014

Of Interest: April 23, 2014


Also at the banquet, Sharon Ramsey of Rouses Point will be presented the Caring for Others Award for her efforts for the needy. 

Reservations for the banquet will be accepted until Friday, April 25. The cost is $25 for non-Woodmen members and free for members who bring a nonperishable food item or donation for the local food shelf to the banquet. 

The food will be distributed to local JCEO offices, and the funds will go directly to St. Patrick’s Food Shelf in Rouses Point in Ramsey’s name. 

To make reservations, contact Tim Gonyo at 561-7213 or


Time running out on Loon Conservation fundraiser

RAY BROOK — There are only three days remaining in an online fundraiser to bring in the money needed to digitize historical slides of common loons produced by Adirondack nature photographer, the late Kip Taylor.

Biodiversity Research Institute’s Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation has taken on the project through Adirondack Gives, the crowdfunding site for Adirondack region nonprofits.

As of Tuesday, the campaign had raised $640 of the $1,250 goal.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Taylor extensively documented the natural history and behavior of loons, then rare on Adirondack lakes, including unique underwater footage. His work was donated by his widow to the Center for Loon Conservation for its outreach programs.

To learn more or contribute, go to

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