Date: Jan. 8, 2019
Contact: Sandy Caligiore, 518-523-2071 X 112, firstname.lastname@example.org, twitter.com/usa_luge
Casella Resource Solutions USA Luge Challenge to visit Titus Mountain in Malone Jan. 19-20
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - As the top luge athletes from around the world are currently preparing for World Cup and World Championship racing in Europe, USA Luge will bring the thrill of the sport to the masses at Titus Mountain Family Ski Center on Jan. 19-20.
Using easy to maneuver plastic sleds, patrons at the Malone ski and ride destination will get a chance to experience this exciting Olympic sport through the Casella Resource Solutions USA Luge Challenge.
Casella is one of the nation’s leading waste and recycling service providers, serving thousands of businesses, residences, and communities throughout New York State.
We’re happy to do our part to bring the USA Luge Challenge to the North Country,” said Bill Meyers, Casella General Manager. “We’re hopeful that many of our customers will come out with their families to participate in this exciting and fun event.”
Since 1996, the program has introduced the sport to thousands of fans nationwide. Titus Mountain, recognized by Liftopia as the number one family friendly resort in North America, is the second of four stops on the yearly USA Luge Challenge tour.
“Bringing the USA Luge Challenge to a new destination resort represents the opportunity to make new fans and see some youngsters who might not get the chance otherwise to experience luge,” said Gordy Sheer, USA Luge Director of Marketing and Sponsorships and a 1998 Olympic silver medalist. “Coming to Titus Mountain, with its family friendly reputation, gives us immense confidence that guests will have a great time and the luge challenge will go off perfectly. And adding Casella as event sponsor will ensure that this luge challenge will be one of best ever.”
Although the Casella Resource Solutions USA Luge Challenge appeals to all ages, team coaches and athletes will scout the event for young athletes who show potential. These youngsters may be invited to participate in screening camps at the USA Luge training facility in Lake Placid.
Two-time Olympian and five-time World Cup winner Summer Britcher, of Glen Rock, Pa., was discovered in a USA Luge Challenge in 2006 at Ski Liberty in Pa. Britcher has captured four World Cup medals to date this season.
Families and winter sports enthusiasts who attend these weekend events can experience the Fastest Sport on Ice® in a safe slope-side setting, with help from USA Luge Olympians, international medalists and coaches. Participation at Titus Mountain is free, and no experience or lift ticket is required. Registration begins at 10 AM each day.
After learning the basics of accelerating, steering and stopping from USA Luge athletes and coaches, adults and children, age 10 and older, can take practice runs down a track complete with curves and timing equipment.
In addition, fans can enjoy a live DJ/emcee and prize drawings while participants spend the afternoon tackling the course in a race against the clock to win valuable fun prizes from USA Luge, its team sponsors, Casella and Titus Mountain.
Along with Casella Resource Solutions, USA Luge sponsors and suppliers, including White Castle, Minus 33, Yetti and Duluth Trading Company, will send the medal winners home very happy.
Attendees should look for the Casella tent and its signage around Titus Mountain. The company will distribute cowbells to cheer on the participants. In addition, Casella will provide a gift to all 24 winners.
This year, U-Haul will enable USA Luge to make the trip from team headquarters in Lake Placid to Malone with their sleds and equipment.
For more information on the Fastest Sport on Ice®, log on to www.usaluge.org
9 4-6 p.m. Salt Pork and Ham $10 per meal: Sponsored by Sons of Amvets
Squadron Post 8.
11 4-7 p.m. Grilled Chicken Sandwich- lettuce, tomato, and onions! Regular menu available.
12 6:30 p.m. Sons of AMVets Squadron Post 8 Meeting.
13 6:30 p.m. AMVets men and Ladies Meeting.
16 4-6 p.m. Roast Turkey Dinner $10 per meal. Sponsored by Amvets Ladies.
17 7 p.m. D.A.V. Meeting.
22 8-12 p.m. Fusion Band- No cover charge!
23 4-6 p.m. Roast Pork Dinner $10 per meal. Sponsored by AMVets Post 8 Men.
26 6:30 p.m. AMVets Rider Chapter 8 Meeting.
30 4-6 p.m. Prime Rib Dinner $12 for 10 oz or $14 for 12 oz.
For Immediate Release Wed, Aug 29th 2018
Singer-Songwriter Josee Allard announced as part of the artist line-up for The Battle of Plattsburgh taking place this Sept 6-9th, 2018
.. Hooks & melodies, a natural gift.
When asked what kind of music she plays, Josee answers with: what kind of music does Sheryl Crow play? It's hard to answer because it's a mix of many different genres like folk, country, pop and blues yet her sound is unmistakably hers.
With parents from Quebec, Josee grew up speaking French and English in her native Powell River, B.C., and started playing guitar when she was 12 years old. The first song she learned how to play was Hotel California, thanks to her uncle, and then she started to sing harmonies and write songs shortly after. After high school, undecided whether to go to college or travel she decided to back pack across New Zealand for six months. Upon her return she fell immediately in love with a New Yorker named Dave, whom she met at a rock concert on Vancouver Island. They were married within a year and moved to the United States where they made Anacortes, WA their home. This beautiful coastal island town was not only the birthplace of their son Charles, it was also where many of Josee’s feel good songs (Don’t Get Bent) were born!
In December 2010 they decided to move east to the Northern Adirondacks. They picked a spot (Merrill) on the map and moved to the North Country without knowing a single person. As you can guess this adventure inspired many songs (Feet on the Ground)!! Josee is currently recording her 5th album with her friend Pascal Dufour (Producer, Singer-Songwriter, The British Show) in Montreal, which also features Elizabeth Blouin-Brathwaite (Daughter of Belle & Bum Music TV Show Host Normand Brathwaite) on percussions and vocals!
Hailed as female Jack Johnson, Josee is a multi-instrumentalist feel good singer-songwriter who has played many local venues such as Valcour Brewing & Ausable Brewing, as well as Canadian shows and has become a regular performer during Oktoberfest at Titus Family Mountain! Among many other artists performing over the weekend (See full schedule at www.cityofplattsburgh.com), Josee will be playing The Battle of Plattsburgh Sat, Sept 8th at 5:30-6:30 PM at Olive Ridley’s alongside The Too Tall String Band, Sven Curth and Fulton’s Folly. For more info on Josee’s music or to request a CD please contact Josee 518-319-0479 or email@example.com and feel free to visit her website at www.joseeallard.com
Malone Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors Meeting
Present: Mary Scharf, Barry Armstrong, Terri Mulverhill, Tamra Murphy
Called to order at 5 PM
*June minutes were reviewed. Barry moved to accept, Terri seconded.
*Business after hours for August. Mary is working with Adirondack 1892 and other businesses on that block to host.
*Read the letter of resignation from Sue. Debbie motioned to accept with regret. Barry seconded.
*Concerts in the Park. Mary will cover 7/13, Tamra will do 7/20, 7/27 is still open.
*Sidewalk sales. A letter will go out to the vendors as a friendly reminder. Not clear what had been done to this point.
*Summer Fest was very successful. Thanks to all who helped.
*We discussed how to differentiate between our web site advertisers and sponsors. It was decided to move the sponsors to the Event Page. Also the new bike program needs to be added to the site.
* Mary is plowing through the day to day operations and resolving some issues. Barry motioned that we authorize Mary to hire some temporary help to help us get through some Quick Book issues. Tamra seconded.
*By laws. The updated by laws were reviewed. Barry motioned that we keep the title of Executive Director even if the current board does not use that title. That way future boards will have it if they choose. Debbie seconded. We have received some applications for Sue’s position. Deadline is 7/13. After that, interviews will need to be scheduled.
*Meet the Author. Fran Goodrow has written a book about her mother’s involvement in the resistance in France during World War II and her eventual imprisonment by the Gestapo. Mary would like to host a Meet the Author event at the Elks Club. Perhaps they could prepare a French Dinner that night. Mary has contacted Sheila at the Elks. Barry motioned that we do this. Tamra seconded.
*Barry asked if Foothills could install a free library next to the Chamber office. Tamra motioned that we allow this. Debbie seconded. Barry also said that Foothills was going to plant some flowers around the Flanagan to help spruce that space up a bit. They are also going to do some around the benches in the park and asked if the Chamber would like to provide a little help for this. Tamra motioned that we do this. Terri seconded.
*Barry has also spoken to Kim Duffy about the entrepreneurial curriculum at NCCC. She would like info on what small businesses in town would like to see included. We offered several suggestions. Barry will pass them on to her.
Barry moved that we adjourn. Terri seconded.
The meeting adjourned at 6:25
Debbie Bonner, secretary
Malone Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting
Called to order at 4:00 PM
Mary told us that the building permit for the changes to the apartment had been turned in. We have 2 years to complete the project.
The checking account for the Events Committee has been switched to North Franklin Credit Union.
We have sold $250 worth of fuel raffle tickets so far. The resignation of Sean Curtain was confirmed.
March minutes were reviewed. Donna made a motion to accept. Andrew seconded.
Terri gave the financial report, we have $14,250.92 in our operating account and $7,968.56 in our events account. Right now we are in good financial shape. Sue stated we are getting new members almost weekly.
The Sponsorship Tiers were discussed. Andrew suggested adding a marquee event for more money. It will be awarded to only one business. After some discussion, we decided to think about it some more and discuss it again at the Events Committee meeting.
We looked at some shirts for getting the logo embroidered on. Discussed colors. Green will probably be it if we can get the logo to stand out enough on it.
Donna had some more ideas for raffle events. These will be discussed further at the Events Committee meeting.
Sue has asked for May 3rd off. She is looking for someone to cover the office.
We need to find someone new for trash removal. If there is a member that does it, we will ask them first. If needed, we will do an RFP.
Adam made a motion to adjourn. Debbie seconded it. The meeting was adjourned at 4:45 PM. Respectfully submitted, Debbie Bonner, Secretary
Malone Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Mary Scharf, President
Debbie Bonner, Secretary
Terri Mulverhill, treasurer
Sue LeVitre, Executive Director
Called to order at 5:00 PM
The February meeting minutes were reviewed. Adam made a motion to accept. Candy seconded.
Mary asked to move the checking account for the Events committee from Sea Comm to North Country Federal Credit Union. Candy made a motion that we do this. Debbie seconded it. Motion passed.
Mary explained the drop box and code to new directors in case we needed to get in to the office during off hours.
Mary then brought up the code issue with the apartment that needs correcting. Basically what will happen is the position of the door and the window will be swapped. The porch will need to be extended a bit. Work will start in the spring as soon as weather permits.
Debbie made the motion that we go ahead with this project. Adam seconded. Motion passed.
Terri then presented the treasurer’s report. Our business account has a balance of 14,330.06 and the events account has a balance of 2239.20. We are hoping to use proceeds from the sale of the magnets for the scholarship plan we would like to institute. We will probably wait until the start of the next school year to begin this. We will get info out to the guidance counselors again so they can make the students aware of the opportunity.
Adam talked about digitalizing our logo. He will speak to Industrial Press for prices etc. All of us like our current logo so we will not change it. Ideas for shirts, coffee mugs and other items were discussed.
We received 6 RFP’s for our website. Chris talked to Brittany Taylor about the site and recommended that we wait for her to submit an RFP. Chris also had some ideas about how we could have our site more easily managed. He also explained the “nuts and bolts” of the operation of our website.
Mary told us that the governor said we would be getting 100% broadband service in our area.
NCCC is starting a new major in Graphic Art. Mary spoke with some students and staff at the college and suggested it might be very wise and helpful to make their curriculum more all inclusive.
Sue gave a presentation at the Elks Club. She recruited one new member. She also shared some of our common goals for the village.
We have room on the board of directors for some new members. If anyone has any ideas, please bring them forward.
The fuel oil raffle is going well. We will share the names of the businesses selling the tickets on our Facebook page.
The business after hours at Mo’s was well attended and we got lots of good feedback. We did learn that we need some kind of PA system. Candy made a motion that we buy a portable PA system. Terri seconded the motion. Motion passed. Candy will research systems and prices.
We have three sponsors for our business after hours in April. The Concerts in the Park is still a work in progress.
The Events Committee will meet on March 15th. Donna had some ideas for some unique events. She will research and bring info to Events Committee meeting.
It was decided that the next Directors Meeting on April 5th be held at 4 PM. The meeting adjourned at 6:15 PM
Respectfully submitted, Debbie Bonner, Secretary