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Greg Dower

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Friday, January 19, 2018

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Winter Birding Weekend Planned For Long Lake

bird photo by Joan CollinsThe Town of Long Lake is planning a Winter Birding Weekend for January 27-28.

Events will include field trips, a presentation, and social dinner. Participants will look for winter irruptive species such as Bohemian Waxwings, Red and White-winged Crossbills, Common and Hoary Redpolls, Pine Siskins, and Evening Grosbeaks, along with year-round boreal residents such as Black-backed Woodpeckers, Gray Jays, and Boreal Chickadees. » Continue Reading.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Freestyle Aerialist Qualifying for Olympics in Placid

putnam cup lake placidThe world’s top freestyle aerial World Cup skiers have only two more opportunities to qualify for February’s Olympic Winter Games when they compete in Friday and Saturday’s, Jan. 19-20, Putnam Investments Freestyle Cup, at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid. The Olympic Jumping Complex is one of the sport’s most iconic venues, having hosted a World Cup event every year since 1985.

The U.S. aerials team has historically performed well on the aerials site in Lake Placid. Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, Va.) and Mac Bohonnon (Madison, Conn.) will be looking to defend their podium finishes here from last year. Jon Lillis (Rochester, NY), who landed a nearly perfect triple-twisting triple flip last week, along with Maddy Olsen (Park City, Utah) and Madie Varmette (Stafford, Va.) are carrying momentum into the two-time Olympic village after some of their best World Cup finishes in Deer Valley, Utah. » Continue Reading.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Recent Adirondack Forest Ranger Missions

DEC Forest RangerNew 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.

Friday, January 19, 2018

The Big Adirondack News Stories This Week

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Jan 18)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon.

Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to

Practice Leave No Trace Principles when visiting the Adirondack Park.

» Continue Reading.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 Snocade Set For Indian Lake Feb 16-24

snowcadeThe Town of Indian Lake has announced that their 2018 Snocade is set to run from February 16-24, 2018.

The week-long family friendly festival begins on Friday at 4 pm with a Happy Hour kick-off followed by a Tricky Tray at the Indian Lake Central School at 7 pm. » Continue Reading.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

ROOST To Host Whiteface Region Marketing Review

The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) has invited all Whiteface region municipal leaders, businesses, organizations and individuals to attend a brief regional destination marketing review, followed by a reception at Pourman’s Tap House, on Thursday, January 25 from 5:30 to 7 pm.

The agenda will include a brief presentation by ROOST staff and time for Q&A, followed by a networking opportunity with light refreshments and a cash bar. The purpose is to acquaint or reacquaint community members with their respective regional marketing manager and to give an update on ROOST’s progress on the scope of work related to tourism marketing initiatives. » Continue Reading.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

ANCA Names Farmer-Producer Mini Grant Winners

Cherry tomatoes grown on Birdsfoot Farm and prepared for marketThe Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) recently announced the recipients of its 2017 Farmer/Producer Mini Grant program, which provides funding to farmers and local food businesses whose projects streamline the farm to school supply chain.

Birdsfoot Farm and Fullers Farm, both of Canton, and Martin’s Farmstand of Potsdam are receiving awards as part of the new grant program that provides funding for small farm to school projects. All three grant recipients have experience providing farm products to St. Lawrence County schools, often through the North Country Grown Cooperative. » Continue Reading.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Saranac Lake Arts Reception Set For ‘Catching the Light’

 “Cascade Slide”The NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery has announced a reception for their new exhibit “Catching the Light” featuring Kristina Mueller and Lee Ann Sporn. The event is set for Friday, February 2, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm.

“Catching the Light” will be on display during the month of February at the NorthWind gallery, located at 11 Woodruff Street in Saranac Lake. This exhibit was inspired by the transformation of natural objects by their interplay with light. » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

International Children’s Games Coming To Placid

international childrens gamesAccording to an announcement sent to the press, the International Children’s Winter Games will bring their competition to Lake Placid in 2019.

As many as a thousand athletes are expected to participate from Jan. 6-11, 2019 in the multi-sport and cultural event that gives young athletes from around the world a chance to compete on a world-class stage. » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

OTTG Plans 2018 Season Announcement Event

our town theatre groupOur Town Theater Group (OTTG) has announced its 2018 Season will begin with a Celebration and Tribute to Costume Design. It will be held at the Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, in North Creek, on Saturday, January 20, starting at 7 pm.

The evening will feature music and dancing with the Frank Conti Band, an auction of theme baskets and selected costume pieces, a costume tag sale, and refreshments. » Continue Reading.

Monday, January 15, 2018

LGLC Conserves Land on East Brook, Lake George

McPhillips East BrookThe Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has protected 12 acres in the Town of Lake George along the main branch of East Brook, one of the top ten tributaries of Lake George. The property contains over 500 feet of stream corridor and riparian area as well as several acres of wetlands that help to naturally protect water quality.

Located on the west side of Bloody Pond Road, the heavily wooded property abuts Lake George Elementary School land. Some of the land was zoned as High Density Residential and the topography would have allowed up to five homes along East Brook. A statement from LGLC stressed that the organization was not anti-development, but that the protection of this sensitive land for the benefit of water quality made it a high conservation priority. » Continue Reading.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Erosion, Sediment Control, and Stormwater Training

Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation DistrictThe Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring an Erosion, Sediment Control, and Stormwater Training on February 13, 2018 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Indian Lake Municipal Center, 117 Pelon Road.

The DEC Stormwater Permit mandates that all construction site contractors and subcontractors must have at least one trained individual from their company on their construction sites daily who is responsible for implementing erosion controls and stormwater management for sites that disturb one or more acres of land. These individuals must have completed a four-hour training class renewed every three years. » Continue Reading.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Adirondack Region Women’s Marches Planned

Program Cover from 1913 Washington DC MarchLast January, in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington, more than 600 Sister Marches took place, including one in the Adirondacks, at the grave of Inez Milholland in Lewis.

Sandra Weber and David Hodges are planning the 2018 Adirondack Women’s March, a combination of rally, march and community celebration, for Saturday, January 20, 2018. The aim of the event is to show solidarity with women around the world.

Women’s March events are also being held in Glens Falls (beginning at noon at the old Planned Parenthood, Warren and Oak streets) and in Plattsburgh (at 3 pm). » Continue Reading.

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