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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Holiday events around the region

holiday lights

Here’s a look at some of the many holiday events coming up around the Adirondacks:

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Memoir explores the role of Adirondack icon

adirondack chairsLifelong educator and published author Kathleen Graham Kelly launches a new press campaign for her 2018 memoir “A Chair For All Seasons: Celebrating the Adirondack Chair” (published by Balboa Press).

Set in upstate New York and the Adirondack Mountains, this book uses the iconic image of the Adirondack chair to anchor a wistful, rich memoir about family, memories and the seasons of life. Illustrated with the photographs of regional photographer Karen WilliamsonGraham Kelly’s book tells the life story of Rosie, a 90-year-old reflecting on her life: a life anchored by Rosie’s beloved Adirondack chair (Rosie is a fictional character, although she is based on the memories of Graham Kelly’s late mother, Rosemary Ann Murphy Graham).

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

It’s Berry Picking Season!

picking berriesSummertime is the perfect time to go berry picking! Plenty of berries are just coming into season, and many more will soon. Here are a couple posts from our archive covering all things berry-related:

From 2012: A delicious blueberry sorbet recipe!

From 2014: An informational article on wild blackberry season in the Adirondacks.

From 2016: On the color of cranberries

From 2016: Juneberries ripening in July

From 2019: Facts about growing berries in the North Country

From 2020: Northern New York runs grower trials for 3 fruits in an effort to establish new commercial fruit crops

Click here to explore all articles tagged under berries in our archive.

Photo: Blueberry harvest at Wild Work Farm in Keene Valley, NY. Netting over berry bushes protects the crop from birds. Most small-scale diversified farms and orchards pick their harvests by hand. Photo provided by Adirondack Harvest


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Forest rangers stay busy assisting hikers

Town of Inlet
Hamilton County
Rope Rescue Training:
 From June 16 to 18, Region 6 Forest Rangers assembled at Black Bear Mountain to perform the annual Operations Level Rope Rescue training. The training focuses on patient packaging for a moderate angle rescue, release hitches, component-based lowers and raises, and “hot change overs.” A litter wheel is also incorporated into the scenarios.

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Grant Program to Support Local Food System In Crisis

anca logoUPDATED WITH EXTENDED DEADLINE: The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted some critical stress points in our local food system. Farmers have reported labor issues, market closures and fears of supply chain disruption.

To bolster local food security and aid in the resilience and sustainability of local farms, the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) has announced a $100,000 Local Food Security Grant opportunity for farms in its 14-county service area. » Continue Reading.

Friday, March 27, 2020

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week

Friday, March 27, 2020

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Jay O’Hern’s New Book Tackles Lumber Cruising

Adirondack Timber Cruising by William J O'HernProlific Adirondack researcher and writer William J. O’Hern’s new book Adirondack Timber Cruising takes the reader on a journey through the development of timber cruising, logging, and forestry and our relationship to forests.

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Preparing for Black Bears in Spring

black bearIt’s not too early for New York homeowners to think about bear-proofing their properties. While most of our bears are still in their dens, the mild winter weather has allowed some of them to stay on foot searching for food. » Continue Reading.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Recent Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Missions

forest ranger logoNew 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. » Continue Reading.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Eagle Island Welcoming Overnight Campers

Eagle Island Camp summer campEagle Island, Inc.has announced that registration is open for Girls’ Overnight Camp on its private 30-acre island on Upper Saranac Lake. This program is for girls entering 5th through 9th grades. Programs are built on the mission to inspire and empower girls and young women to be confident, collaborative, and courageous. » Continue Reading.

Friday, March 20, 2020

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week

Friday, March 20, 2020

LGLC Director Named To Land Trust Accreditor

lglc logoThe Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has announced the appointment of Executive Director Jamie Brown to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission’s Executive Committee.

Brown had served as one of the eighteen commissioners on the Commission for the past six years before his recent appointment to the Executive Committee of the Commission, where he will help to lead its direction and to work closely with the Land Trust Alliance Board. » Continue Reading.

Friday, March 20, 2020

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories

Thursday, March 19, 2020

A Walk In The Woods Art Award Winners

The Larch Wood in Winter by Tiina BockrathView, the Center of Arts and Culture in Old Forge, has announced the award winners of Textures and Layers: A Walk in the Woods. » Continue Reading.

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