Nori’s Village Market will donate 10% of the profits from purchases made on Sunday, December 9th to the North Country Healthy Heart Network, Inc. In addition, Adirondack Motel owners, Sue and Fred Mueller, have agreed to match the amount of money Nori’s donates to the Heart Network..
Fred and Sue Mueller said in a prepared statement, “Heart disease affects so many of us in our Community. We support the Heart Network’s preventative programs and encourage everyone to shop at Nori’s on Sunday, December 9th.”
“ We are thrilled with this show of support” said Sue Patterson, Chair of the Heart Network Board, “The monetary donations are greatly appreciated and needed, however, we are just as excited to see two local businesses taking interest in our work”. The Heart Network Board of Directors encourages other businesses and individuals to match Nori’s donation. This match could be at a 100%, 50% or 25% level.
The Heart Network works across Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton counties. All of their efforts are focused on preventing chronic disease through reducing tobacco use, and promoting physical activity and good nutrition. Locally the Heart Network staff have provided input in the Village’s draft Comprehensive Plan and the proposed Trails Master Plan and helped local advocates and businesses petition the NYS Department of Transportation to include a bicycle-friendly shoulder when it repaved the Sara-Placid section of Route 86 last summer. The Heart Network, with funding from the NYS Department of Health, has also provided mini grants to: Dewey Mountain Friends for the design and printing of new signage on the mountain’s cross country ski trails; funds for two accessible garden plots at Saranac Lake’s Common Ground Gardens; and funds to create or expand gardens at daycare sites that have established policies to encourage healthy eating.
Nori’s will be open from 9AM to 5PM on Sunday December 9th and all purchases will go towards their donation to the Heart Network.
To learn more about the Heart Network go to www.heartnetwork.org ; questions can be directed to Margot Gold, Executive Director, North Country Healthy Heart Network, 891-5855.
Nori’s is the Adirondack Parks largest purveyor of local, natural and organic provisions. They are committed to nourishing the mind, body and spirit by providing products that are environmentally sustainable, socially responsible and (when available) locally produced. They are located at 68 Main St. in Saranac Lake (behind sears) or online at www.norisvillagemarket.com
The Adirondack Motel has set the standard for hospitality in Saranac Lake for the last 50 years. Their beautiful lakefront property, with spacious grounds and outdoor amenities, is located at the edge of the Village of Saranac Lake, just 7 miles from Lake Placid. In the center of hiking, fishing, and paddling country, guests can access the 20 mile chain of Saranac Lakes right from their dock. They are located at 248 Lake Flower Ave. in Saranac Lake or online at www.adirondackmotel.com
The North Country Healthy Heart Network is a registered 501(c)3 not for profit organization in Saranac Lake. They are dedicated to reducing the rate of Heart Disease and other chronic diseases across the North Country. Their work focuses on tobacco use, physical activity, and nutrition; the top 3 preventable causes of chronic disease that often disproportionately impact people living in rural communities. They can be found online at www.heartnetwork.org