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  • First Person: A Fashionable Look Back at the 1980 Winter Games February 21, 2020
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  • Olympic 'Miracle' at 40: Lake Placid legacy lives on, but comes at a cost February 20, 2020
    (Feb 20, 2020) One Olympic hockey game changed Lake Placid’s legacy forever, the Miracle on Ice match-up between the US and the Soviet Union. Forty years after that game most of the Olympic infrastructure from 1980 is still in use and Lake Placid and now attracts millions of visitors each year. That’s been a big […]
  • The massive snowmaking effort at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics February 18, 2020
    (Feb 18, 2020) As we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Lake Placid Winter Olympics, we're revisiting some of the game's big moments, including what it took to prepare the ski trails. In 1980, the Olympics were coming to Lake Placid whether the weather co-operated or not. Tony Goodwin was the Venue Manager for the […]
  • Lake Placid commemorates 40 years since the 1980 Winter Olympics February 17, 2020
    (Feb 17, 2020) It's the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Celebrations got underway over the weekend and there are a lot more events through the week. The Adirondack Daily Enterprise marked the occasion with a special section focused on the Olympic village and its history. [full story]
  • Field to fiber: putting a spin on flax with Ellen McCrea January 31, 2020
    (Jan 31, 2020) A St. Lawrence County artisan is growing her own flax and spinning it into linen fabric. Ellen McCrea lives in Gouverneur and uses antique spinning wheels to spin cotton, hemp and flax into fibers for knitters and weavers. [full story]