Three items for your Adirondacks fix today:
Photos of the Adirondack Lodge fire from the Adirondack Daily Enterprise:
The resort was built in 1882 as a private residence. In the 1950s, he said, the residence became the Lake Placid Manor and was later renamed the Lake Placid Lodge. It is currently owned by David and Christie Garrett, who also own The Point, another resort lodge located on Upper
Secondly, an interesting discussion is going on about lost hikers and others in the North Country is going on over at the Adirondack Forum.
Finally, Jesse over at York Staters has a great discussion of the tendency of Adirondack youth to move out of the area. One of the more important points is that all the folks who discuss the issue completely ignore the people they are trying to keep in town. One of Jesse’s solutions is something we’ve called for here a few times: multi-media community centers that can inspire young people to be creative and involved in their communities while at the same time engaged in the technologies of their newly media savvy public world.
Young people need… a place to grow, to create and, as corny as it sounds, to dream. If a cold climate was the source of Watertown’s misery, no-one would have settled there to begin with and if they did they would have left long ago (this is true for all of our region). By once again quoting high state taxes and the threat of China, though they also may have some weight, is in effect for the community to throw its hands in the air and deny responsibility. Is this what we elect leaders for?
We couldn’t agree more.