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Friday, July 15, 2016

The Big Adirondack News Stories This Week


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (July 14)

CompassCompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon and can be heard at North Country Public Radio on Friday mornings.

Sunrise Saturday in Lake Placid will be at 5:27 am; sunset at 8:36 pm, providing 15 hours and 7 minutes of sunlight. The Moon will rise at 5:41 pm Saturday and set at 3:32 am Sunday. The Moon will be Waxing Gibbous, 89% illuminated. There will be a Full Moon on Tuesday, July 19th.

SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Piseco Lake Triathlon Set For Saturday

Swimmers kick off the 2015 Piseco Lake Triathlon in a flurry of splashes. This year’s race is July 16. Swimmers kick off the 2015 Piseco Lake Triathlon in a flurry of splashes. This year’s race is July 16. Registration is open for the 31st annual Piseco Lake Triathlon slated for Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 9:00 am. Athletes may compete individually or as 2 or 3 person relay teams.

Registration is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Piseco Airport, » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ticonderoga’s Hancock House Celebrating 90 Years

hot box honeyhot box honeyThe Ticonderoga Historical Society will celebrate the 90th birthday of the Hancock House, its architecturally significant headquarters building, on Saturday July 16th. The gala “Roaring Twenties” evening, will be complete with flapper dresses and hot jazz.

Burlington-based Hot Box Honey headlined the Hancock House’s 2015 USO Show. Led by jazz vocalist Jane Evans and guitarist Gregory Evans, Hot Box Honey is an eight-piece band with horns, multi-vocalists, guitar, double bass, piano and drums. They will showcase an upbeat mix of swing, Latin, and jazz » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Common Ground Forum Meeting In Old Forge July 19

cga group shot 2015cga group shot 2015Community leaders, entrepreneurs and Adirondack citizens will gather in Old Forge for the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) Forum on Tuesday, July 19, to discuss constructive ways to enhance the quality of life in communities across the region.

This year’s forum will focus on the building blocks for community success. Topics include regional response to changing demographics, improving community health and wellness, and women in leadership.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Conservation Council Report On 2016 Legislative Action

NYS CapitolNYS CapitolThe 2016 New York State Legislative regular session has ended.

According to a statement issued by the New York State Conservation Council, “the 2016 session ended with very little legislation of concern to the sportsmen reaching the floor of both houses of the legislature for an actual vote.”  The Conservation Council recently highlighted the following Adirondack related bills in an e-mail sent to the organization’s supporters.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Newcomb Summer Fest Set For July 16th

newcomb summerfestnewcomb summerfestThe Newcomb Summer Fest and Town-wide Garage Sale will take place on July 16, 2016.

The day will begin at 8 am at the Town-wide Garage Sale, with more than a dozen crafters will occupying the big tent at the Town Overlook beginning at 10 am.

The Newcomb Chamber of Commerce will host the SummerFest 2016 beginning at 11 am, which will join in the events at the Town Overlook with beer and wine tastings courtesy of the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery and Otter Creek Winery, music by Eric » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hertz Returns to Adirondack Regional Airport

adirondack regional airportadirondack regional airportThe Adirondack Regional Airport has announced the return of Hertz Rent-A-Car to their list of services.

According to an announcement sent to the press, Hertz was encouraged to return after a year’s absence from the location as a result of the efforts of a coalition that includes the Harrietstown Town Board, regional tourism businesses and airport management.


Monday, July 11, 2016

Invasive Species Awareness Week Events Underway

Invasive Species Awareness Week eventsInvasive Species Awareness Week eventsNew York State’s third annual Invasive Species Awareness Week is taking place through July 16th.

The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) and its partners have organized a lineup of free invasive species related events to be held during Invasives Week for all ages and interests.


Monday, July 11, 2016

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Oneida County

emerald ash boreremerald ash borerThe presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed for the first time in Oneida County by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). According to a press release issued by the Department, DEC staff discovered the presence of EAB in Rome, NY as a result of the regular monitoring efforts to detect the beetle.

The confirmation in Oneida County brings the number of New York counties with » Continue Reading.


Monday, July 11, 2016

Science, Natural History Lectures At Whiteface Field Station

Photo of the SUNY Albany Atmospheric Sciences Research Field StationPhoto of the SUNY Albany Atmospheric Sciences Research Field StationThe Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) has announced their 2016 Falconer Science/Natural History Lecture Series, at the ASRC Whiteface Field Station in Wilmington.

The lectures will take place every other Tuesday at 7 pm, from July 12th, to August 23rd. All lectures are free and open to the public.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Irish Military Encampment And Concert Saturday

hair of the dog bandhair of the dog bandMilitary living historians and authors will cover the grounds of the Hancock House in Ticonderoga on Saturday, August 13 for a day-long event celebrating Irish history. The evening will feature a concert by “Hair of the Dog,” the well-known Celtic band with a large fan base across the United States and Europe. Opening for the band is the popular local trio “Loose Monkeys.”

The afternoon will also include several brief programs highlighting the Irish in the American Civil War and » Continue Reading.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Volunteers Sought To Survey Adirondack Loons

loonloonThe Wildlife Conservation Society’s Adirondack Program has announced a call for volunteers to help census loons on Adirondack lakes as part of the 16th Annual Adirondack Loon Census taking place from 8 – 9 am on Saturday, July 16.

With the help of local Adirondack residents and visitor volunteers, the census enables WCS to collect important data on the status of the breeding loon population in and around the Adirondack Park and across New York State. The results help guide management decisions and policies » Continue Reading.


Friday, July 8, 2016

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Friday, July 8, 2016

Recent DEC Forest Ranger Missions In The Adirondacks

DEC Forest RangerDEC Forest RangerNew York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people from the Adirondack backcountry.

What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers in the Adirondacks.


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