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Monday, April 25, 2016

Proposed Law Would Allow Trapping Of Adirondack Coyotes With Cable Snares

A Cable Restraint Caught Coyote in MissouriA Cable Restraint Caught Coyote in MissouriLegislation is now pending in the New York State Legislature to allow the use of cable snares, also known as cable restraint devices, to trap coyotes in the northern hunting zone, which includes the Adirondacks. The New York State Conservation Council has been actively lobbying for the bill’s passage.

The Senate Environmental Conservation Committee has reported bill S2953-C, sponsored by Senator Robert Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda), and it is on the floor calendar. Assembly companion » Continue Reading.


Friday, April 22, 2016

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Friday, April 22, 2016

John Brown Lives! To Recognize Danny Glover, Alice Green, Brother Yu

John Brown Day 2016 PosterJohn Brown Day 2016 PosterActor and activist Danny Glover, Albany civil rights leader Alice Green and youth advocate Brother Yusuf Abdul-Wasi Burgess will be the first recipients of the Spirit of John Brown Freedom Award, to be awarded at the John Brown Day 2016 celebration on Saturday, May 7th, at 1 pm.

The annual event, which is organized by Westport-based human rights and freedom education project John Brown Lives!, will be held at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in » Continue Reading.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Recent Rescues of Adirondack Hikers

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.


Friday, April 22, 2016

The Big Adirondack News Stories This Week


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Apr 21)

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 5:58 am; sunset at 7:51 pm, providing 13 hours and 53 minutes of sunlight. The Moon will rise Saturday night at 9:17 pm and set at 7:35 am Sunday morning. There will be a Full Moon on Friday, April 22nd at 1:24 am. Saturday’s Moon will be Waning Gibbous, 98% illuminated. Look for Moon-lit nights over the next 10 days, which will impact sighting of the Lyrid Meteor Shower taking place April » Continue Reading.


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Great Adirondack Garage Sale May 27-29

great adirondack garage salegreat adirondack garage saleThe 2016 Great Adirondack Garage Sale will be held on May 27-29 and has expanded in scope and scale with a new promotional website showcasing garage sales located on a 200-mile “trail” stretching from Malone to Speculator, and Old Forge to Newcomb.

The regional garage sale originated in 2010 when Long Lake linked up with Old Forge, Inlet and Indian Lake to promote 70 miles of garage sales. The expanded event was initiated by Hamilton County in partnership with the Regional Office » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Adirondack Woofstock: A Weekend of Peace, Paws & Music

woofstockwoofstockPlanning has begun for this year’s Adirondack Woof Stock – A Weekend of Peace, Paws & Music, being held June 18-19, 2016 in Chestertown. Last year about 3,000 people attended with an estimated 1,000 dogs over the two day event.

Organizers are reporting that there is room for more vendors, pet groomers, fence companies, a pet photograper, dog trainers, and other pet friendly vendors interested in attending. Vendor space is $50 for the weekend.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

CATS Announces 2016 Grand Hike To Essex Inn

Champlain area trailsChamplain area trailsChamplain Area Trails (CATS) is hosting it’s third annual inn-to-inn hike on Saturday, May 14, 2016.  The 11-mile Grand Hike to the Essex Inn will take place on CATS hiking trails and scenic back roads from Wadhams to the Essex Inn, where there will be a block party celebration featuring live music, restorative yoga and chair massage provided by Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness, kids crafts and a photo booth to commemorate the event.

Check-in is from 12:15 to 1:30 pm across from Dogwood » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

3rd Annual Pete Seeger Tribute Planned For Saranac Lake

Pete Seeger and Clearwater Dona-Crawford-autunm_040-300x225Pete Seeger and Clearwater Dona-Crawford-autunm_040-300x225The 3rd Annual Pete Seeger Tribute, “Float the Boat,” will take place on May 7th at 7 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake.

Nearly 50 years ago Pete Seeger saw that the Hudson River was struggling from over-development and pollution, and felt that if people had intimate contact with the river they would want to help protect it. Seegar and his wife Toshi spearheaded an effort to build the Hudson river sloop Clearwater to take folks onto the river and into its communities.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Gore Mountain Community Fund Accepting Grant Applications

community fund for the gore mountain regioncommunity fund for the gore mountain regionThe Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region (CFGMR) is accepting applications from area schools, municipalities, nonprofit, and community organizations for its 2016 grant cycle.

A component fund of Adirondack Foundation, CFGMR was established in 2005 and offers grants to organizations in the towns of Johnsburg, Chester, Minerva, Horicon and Schroon. Grants will support community beautification, historic preservation, culture and the arts, education, recreation, and programs for youth, seniors, and veterans.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Volunteers Sought For US National Fly Fishing Championships

us national fly fishing tournamentus national fly fishing tournamentThe nation’s best fly anglers will be returning to Lake Placid, Wilmington, Saranac Lake, Redford and Malone, June 1–4, 2016 for the U.S. National Fly Fishing Championships, and organizers are looking for volunteers to assist anglers over the three-day catch-and-release competition.

“The event relies on volunteers to record the size and species of every fish caught, and is a great opportunity for avid fishermen to learn from these top anglers and share local ‘intel’, too,” said Ken Crane, event and volunteer organizer. “Anglers will be fishing on the Ausable, Saranac and Salmon Rivers while wading, and Mirror Lake and Lake » Continue Reading.


Monday, April 18, 2016

2017 Winter Carnival Theme Is ‘Adirondack Wildlife’

saranac lake winter carnivalsaranac lake winter carnivalMembers of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee have chosen “Adirondack Wildlife” as the theme for the 2017 Carnival.

The theme was chosen from the top five ideas generated at the Committee’s March meeting which had been gathered from the public: Wizards and Dragons, Beach Party, Adirondack Fiesta, Adirondack Wildlife and Under the Big Top.


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Anne LaBastille Writing Residency Applications Sought

anna labastille residencyanna labastille residencyThe Adirondack Center for Writing is accepting applications from April 15 through May 20, 2016 for the annual Anne LaBastille Memorial Residency, which will be held at Twitchell Lake near Big Moose from October 8-22, 2016.

The residency was established to provide space, time, and an inspiring landscape for writers to work, and a chance to unplug and connect with other writers. There is no internet or cellphones at the residency; rooms are single occupancy with private baths, food will be provided.


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Adirondack Public Humanities Programs Sought

council for the humanitiescouncil for the humanities

The New York Council for the Humanities is looking to bring more humanities programs to the Adirondacks through grants and public programs. “The humanities help us understand personal experiences, community histories, and provide much needed context and methods to discuss multi-faceted issues like genetically modified foods or urban sprawl,” a recent announcement sent to the press said.

The Council will be in the Adirondacks to discuss opportunities April 17th and 18th.


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