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Greg Dower

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Saranac Lake Ice Palace Film Premiering At LP Film Fest

Ice Palace A Love LetterDuring the 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, New York City Filmmaker Mark Burns went to Saranac Lake to capture the process from start to finish of what it takes to make the carnival happen. His film, Ice Palace, A Love Letter, is set to have its world premiere at the Lake Placid Film Festival on October 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm.

The film offers a rarely seen, behind the scenes peek at how the Ice Palace is built, and captures the people working hard to keep the carnival tradition alive since 1897. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

NYSERDA Buildings Best Practice Guidelines

nyserda logoThe New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced best practice standards to advance more resilient and energy efficient buildings across the state.

The release of the NYStretch Energy Code – 2020 (2020 NYStretch) toolkit is expected to aid municipalities interested in voluntarily adopting higher efficiency standards for new and renovated building construction projects.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

British Engineer Charles Terrot At Fort Ti, Valcour Island

original commission of Charles Terrot

Charles Terrot was a British officer who served with the British Army in Canada during the Revolutionary War, and left one of the best accounts of the Battle of Valcour Island.

Terrot was commissioned in 1774 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Regiment of Artillery at the age of 16 after studying at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich. He advanced with the British Army against the Americans in 1776. Fort Ticonderoga holds some of the letters Terrot sent back home, including one written following the battle, in which he includes a map of the pivotal engagement and drawings of the American ships.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Charges Filed In Fulton County Poaching Case

Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) Shane Manns and Steve Shaw reported that on October 1st, they conducted a patrol on a baited hunting stand they located a few days earlier. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Grant Will Support More Preservation at Eagle Island Camp

Eagle Island, Inc. has received an award of $320,775 through the Save America’s Treasures grant program, funded by the Historic Preservation Fund, and administered by the National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of Interior.

Eagle Island Camp was designed in 1903 by Adirondack architect William Coulter for Levi P. Morton. Morton had served as both New York Governor and United States Vice President. The camp has been described as a quintessential and highly intact example of an American Adirondack Camp, and as perhaps the finest example of Coulter’s work. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Glens Falls Wedding Show, November 3rd

wedding show bouquet provided by Events To a TEvents To a T is set to hold its second Fall Wedding Show at the Charles R. Wood Theater in downtown Glens Falls, on Sunday, November 3rd, from noon to 3 pm. Letizia “T” Mastrantoni has gathered a unique selection of over 50 of the region’s wedding professionals to assist couples with all of their wedding needs. » Continue Reading.


Monday, October 14, 2019

Home Healthcare Worker Shortage Forum Planned

A day-long educational forum, focusing on the Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Healthcare Worker Shortage has been set for November 6th, at Paul Smith’s College.

The forum will provide an overview of THRIVE, a pilot project that aims to increase retention of certified nursing assistants and home health care workers.

The presentation will highlight the decline in caregivers nationwide and what is influencing these declines. THRIVE will be highlighted as a potential solution that once demonstrated could be replicated on a national level. » Continue Reading.


Monday, October 14, 2019

Learn to Curl Event At Lake Placid Curling Club

curlingThe Lake Placid Curling Club has invited the public to a “Learn To Curl” program at the Saranac Lake Civic Center. The program will consist of two Sunday sessions from 3:45 to 6 pm, on October 20 and October 27.

The program will cover the history of the game, etiquette and sportsmanship, game rules, on-ice training, and practice. The fee is $25/session. Upon completion of the program, participants may join the Club for the balance of the curling season and apply the “Learn to Curl” fee to the membership fee. » Continue Reading.


Monday, October 14, 2019

Lake Champlain Basin Cultural Heritage Project Grants

The Lake Champlain Basin Program has announced they are seeking pre-proposals for projects and programs to protect, restore, interpret, and showcase the historical resources and cultural heritage of the Champlain Valley.

These projects will highlight the interpretive themes and further the goals, actions and tasks described in the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) Management Plan. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Lake Champlain Bridge History Seminar on Saturday

The Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vermont, and Crown Point State Historic Site in Crown Point, are set to team up to offer a day-long multi-disciplinary seminar on the 10th anniversary of the October 16, 2009, closing of the 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge, on Saturday, October 19th

The day will explore the findings, consequences, and memories of the historic moment of the bridge closure and aftermath. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, October 13, 2019

DEC to Remove Sediments at Westport Boat Launch

DEC logoThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that the agency will remove sediments accumulated in front of the ramp of the Westport Boat Launch on Lake Champlain in late October.

The removal of sediments will improve access for boaters who launch and retrieve boats during periods when the water is low. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Arrest Follows I-87 High Speed Pursuit

state police logoState Police reported that on Tuesday, October 8th, at approximately 2:04 pm, a State Trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Honda Accord for traveling 90 mph in a 65 mph zone on Interstate 87, northbound near exit 34.

Upon the trooper approaching the vehicle, the operator fled from the scene. State Police attempted to pursue the vehicle as it exited the interstate, speeding through the towns of Peru and AuSable. The trooper reported the vehicle came to a stop in the roadway on State Route 9 in the town of AuSable, and the operator fled on foot into the woods. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, October 12, 2019

Community Health Forum to Focus on Aging

Adirondack Health and Mercy Care for the Adirondacks have invited the public to attend a free Community Health Forum focused on ways to create a more aging friendly community.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Bill Thomas, a leader in the effort to challenge ageism. Best known for his health care system innovations, he is the founder of a global non-profit that works to improve the care provided to older people. He developed the Senior ER model of care and is now working to transform the acute care services provided to elders. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, October 12, 2019

Spooky Town Train Returns to Colton

Dave Crosby and his Spooky Town TrainDave Crosby is sharing his passion for fun and interesting train layouts with the public again this year in a lead up to Halloween. His family-oriented Spooky Town Train display, which occupies a good part of his two-car garage, focuses on fun, not fright so people of all ages can enjoy it.

The public is invited, free of charge, to his place at 29 Riverside Drive in the hamlet of Colton on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm starting October 15 and ending October 30. » Continue Reading.


Friday, October 11, 2019

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