Andy Flynn is an author and publisher living in Saranac Lake, N.Y. He currently operates Hungry Bear Publishing with his wife, Dawn, publishing the "Adirondack Attic" book series and the Meet the Town community guides. In 2008, Andy was awarded a Certificate of Commendation from the Upstate History Alliance for the Adirondack Attic History Project, which he founded in 2003 to actively preserve Adirondack history by collecting artifact-based, human-interest stories. He has since presented programs on the Adirondack Attic History Project to scholars at the New York State Archives Conference (2008), Association of Public Historians of New York State (2008) and Conference on New York State History (2009). more


Diane Chase is the author the Adirondack family activity guidebook Adirondack Family Time Tri-Lakes and High Peaks: Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities (with GPS coordinates). Covering the towns of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Jay/Upper Jay, Keene/Keene Valley and Wilmington, this comprehensive guide lists over 33 mini-hikes, 19 swimming holes, 26 historic sites, seasonal events and activities, performing arts centers, trivia, etc. more


Randy Lewis is the winner of the People’s Choice Award, 2007 Adirondack Literary Awards for “Actively Adirondack: Reflections on Mountain Life in the 21st Century.” She has been living in the Adirondacks since 1972, moving to Saranac Lake right after an almost three year stint living in northern Germany. She is a poet and essayist, and an amateur naturalist, all reflected by the tone of the essays in Actively Adirondack. She now teaches writing part time at North Country Community College, and leads an Adirondack writer’s group called Pen and Parchment. more


Louis J. Simmons began his career with the Tupper Lake Free Press on Tuesday, July 7, 1932 -- little more than a day before the Free Press would hit the streets that week. From that day on, he would be a key ingredient in every issue that would be published for the next 50 years. In 1976, Louis authored Tupper Lake’s historical best-seller “Mostly Spruce and Hemlock” in which the complete record of the development of Tupper Lake and the Town of Altamont was reported. more





Andy Flynn

Diane Chase

Randy Lewis

Louis J. Simmons

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