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Celebrating Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by Samantha Roll

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time during which we celebrate Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. All countries across the Asian continent as well as the Pacific groups of islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia are recognized. What began in 1979 as a one week celebration was turned […]

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The Feast of St. Patrick

By: Samantha Roll This year already seems better and more hopeful than the last one. Nevertheless, people continue to get creative with their activities, pursuits, and gatherings. Today marks another holiday with which we can get innovative. Whichever way you choose to celebrate this year, let’s take a closer look at this long-standing celebration! Did […]

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Lake Placid Loves These Young Adult Books by Samantha Roll

Here’s what Lake Placid residents are loving so far this year. “Firstlife” by Gena Showalter is the first book in the Showalter’s “Everlife” trilogy. “Tenley ‘Ten’ Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let […]

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Highlands County Loves These Children’s Books by Samantha Roll

It seems Highlands County’s children are in agreement. They really love the thirteen installment in the ‘Dork Diaries’ series by Rachel Renee Russell. In ‘Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday,’ “Nikki and her BFF’s Chloe and Zoey have been planning a birthday party of epic proportions! There’s just one problem—Nikki’s mom says no way to the […]