Here’s a look at some of the many holiday events coming up around the Adirondacks:
Lifelong 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 Williamson, Graham 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).
Summertime 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
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
Town of Inlet
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.
UPDATED 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.
Prolific 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.
New 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.
Eagle 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.
The 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.
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