The Adirondack Almanack http://www.adirondackalmanack.com Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:00:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Homestead: The New Coophttp://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/the-homestead-the-new-coop.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/the-homestead-the-new-coop.html#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:00:10 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=49700 The New CoopThe sound of the furnace startles me a little every time it fires up.  It sounds like a car pulling in the driveway or something like that, and I am still not quite used to the sound and commotion.  Not that it’s not welcome.  We’ve got about six inches of snow on the ground, not terrible, but it did seem kind of sudden.

Last week it was warm and nice out, and even though we know it’s inevitable, the snow just sort of seemed to come out of nowhere.  After moving an old set of tires into the garage and digging out and picking up a few other things that were out » Continue Reading.

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Sir John Johnson’s Escape: A Tale Retoldhttp://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/sir-john-johnsons-escape-a-tale-retold.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/sir-john-johnsons-escape-a-tale-retold.html#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:40:04 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=49610 SJJ portait 2The legend of Sir John Johnson’s role in naming Raquette Lake has been written and re-written for more than a century.   Below is the earliest source I have found, from the 1891 Annual Report of the New York State Forest Commission.

Its name is founded on a bit of history, hitherto traditional. During the War of the Revolution, a party of Indians and British soldiers, under command of Sir John Johnson… passed through the wilderness on their way from the Mohawk Valley to Canada. It was in the winter time, and, on reaching this lake, the party was overtaken by a sudden thaw, which made further travel on snow-shoes impossible. As the Indians and soldiers » Continue Reading.

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St. Regis Mountain: Bring Your Skis And Snowshoeshttp://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/st-regis-mountain-bring-your-skis-and-snowshoes.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/st-regis-mountain-bring-your-skis-and-snowshoes.html#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:00:53 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=49555 StRegisLast winter, my daughter Becky and her fiancé, Joe, wanted to climb one of the Saranac Lake 6, so we snowshoed up St. Regis Mountain.

Although I like St. Regis – with its marvelous views of ponds and lakes—I am not an enthusiastic snowshoer. I mean, snowshoeing is OK, but I like cross-country skiing a whole lot more.

As we walked through the woods, I kept thinking, “This would be a great ski trail.” The terrain is gentle enough that on our way off the mountain we encountered a guy in MicroSpikes running up the mountain.

Becky and Joe, though, thoroughly liked the snowshoe trip.

BeckyJoe-600x797“It was a foggy day, but I still enjoyed the view,” Becky emailed » Continue Reading.

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This Week’s Adirondack Web Highlightshttp://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/this-weeks-adirondack-web-highlights-221.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/this-weeks-adirondack-web-highlights-221.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:00:46 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=49121

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LG Courthouse Gallery Seeks Exhibit Proposalshttp://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/lg-courthouse-gallery-seeks-exhibit-proposals.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/lg-courthouse-gallery-seeks-exhibit-proposals.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:39 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=49682 Lake George Courthouse GalleryThe Lake George Arts Project invites regional and national, emerging and established artists to send exhibition proposals to the Courthouse Gallery.

\Preference is given to experimental or non-traditional work created in the last two years. All exhibition proposals must include 10 to 12 images of recent work (jpegs on CD,) a hardcopy of resume, statement, image list, and a SASE for notification letter.

For complete guidelines visit www.lakegeorgearts.org/annual-call.htm

The postmark deadline is always January 31. Send proposals to: Lake George Arts Project, Gallery Committee, 1 Amherst Street, Lake George, NY 12845.

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This Week’s Top Adirondack News Storieshttp://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/this-weeks-top-adirondack-news-stories-296.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/this-weeks-top-adirondack-news-stories-296.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:00:30 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=49128

On Friday mornings Adirondack Almanack compiles » Continue Reading.

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Report: Educated Young People Flocking To Citieshttp://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/report-educated-young-people-flocking-to-cities.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/report-educated-young-people-flocking-to-cities.html#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:00:51 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=49654 AtlantisA new report from the City Observatory think tank finds that college educated young people are flocking to metropolitan areas in ever higher numbers.

This report sheds new light on national and Adirondack Park demographic trends. Titled The Young and Restless and the Nation’s Cities, this report draws a number of interesting conclusions.

Despite the soap opera title, the Young and Restless report shows that college educated 25-34 year olds are the most mobile of Americans. Long-term trends show that Americans are moving around the country less than we once did, yet young college educated Americans are the most mobile: around 1 million college educated young adults move from one state to another each » Continue Reading.

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Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondack Park (Nov 20)http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/outdoor-conditions-in-the-adirondack-park-nov-20.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/outdoor-conditions-in-the-adirondack-park-nov-20.html#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:00:51 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=49631 adk0122093 This weekly Adirondack outdoor conditions report is issued on Thursday afternoons, year round.

Get The Weekly Outdoor Conditions Podcast

Listen for the weekly Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Report Friday mornings on WSLP (93.3) and the stations of North Country Public Radio. A narrative version of this report can be found at Mountain Lake PBS.

 

SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

 

 

BEST DAYS:  Saturday, but there will be a chance of showers in the afternoon. By Sunday, trails will be wetter and muddier and there is a better chance of rain.

SUN AND MOON: Sunrise Saturday will be at 7:01 am; sunset at 4:23 pm. Moon rise » Continue Reading.

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Tick Talk: Lyme Disease in the Adirondack Parkhttp://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/tick-talk-lyme-disease-in-the-adirondack-park.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/tick-talk-lyme-disease-in-the-adirondack-park.html#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:00:44 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=49629 #3 - HarringtonTicks carrying Lyme Disease are in the Adirondacks. Join The Wild Center and Paul Smith’s College at 1 pm on Saturday, December 6th, for a forum on Lyme Disease featuring five regional scientists and health professionals who will share their professional knowledge and expertise.

The presenters will include Brian Leydet from Trudeau Institute, Jennifer Gallagher from High Peaks Animal Hospital, Jonathan Krant from Adirondack Health, Tim Sellati from Trudeau Institute and David Patrick from the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute.

After the forum there will be a complimentary coffee hour sponsored by Carpe Insectae which will provide an opportunity to chat with the presenters. Participants can also share their personal stories » Continue Reading.

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Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society Exhibithttp://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/upper-hudson-valley-watercolor-society-exhibit.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/11/upper-hudson-valley-watercolor-society-exhibit.html#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:00:32 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=49625 by Jim O'TooleThe Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society’s Members Exhibit will be on display at Tannery Pond’s Widlund Gallery in North Creek from November 22 through January 4, 2015.

The exhibit includes new work by the group which consists of artists of all abilities from the Adirondacks and surrounding region, working in watercolor, gouache, acrylic, or other forms of watermedia. This exhibit showcases the talent and creativity of our regional watercolor artists; many pieces will be available to purchase. The Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society was started in 1989 by a group of artists of the Adirondack Region. They met monthly as a social outlet to draw on each other’s strengths as watercolorists for inspiration, ideas » Continue Reading.

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