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Greg Dower

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Lake Placid Land Conservancy Adds Conservation Planner

Carolyn Koestner provided by Lake Placid Land ConservancyThe Lake Placid Land Conservancy (LPLC) has announced the hiring of its newest staff member, Carolyn Koestner.

She joins the organization as the Strategic Conservation Planner where she is expected to use her expertise in Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis and mapping to identify priority areas for conservation in the Ausable and Saranac River watersheds. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, November 24, 2019

Soup Social & Holiday Sing in Blue Mtn Lake

Blue Mountain Lake Center for the ArtsThe Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is set to kick off the holiday season with their annual Soup Social & Holiday Sing on Saturday, December 7th from 5 to 8 pm.

The public is invited to bring their favorite soup, chowder, or chili to share with friends of the Arts Center. Desserts and breads are also welcomed. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, November 24, 2019

Over $2M Invested in North Country Clean Energy

Map of Designated Clean Energy Communities courtesy NYSERDAThe Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) recently wrapped up two clean energy programs designed to help municipalities reduce costs and increase energy efficiency for their communities.

Since 2015, the ANCA Clean Energy Program has worked with municipalities and residents to help implement two New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) programs: the Cleaner Greener Communities (CGC) One Stop Shop (OSS) Program and the Clean Energy Communities (CEC) Program. Among ANCA’s several ongoing initiatives to bring clean energy investments and opportunities to North Country communities, the OSS and CEC programs provided over $2M in energy funding to the region. » Continue Reading.


Friday, November 22, 2019

Featured: New Snow Tubing Center at Titus Mountain

Titus Mountain Tubing CenterTitus Mountain Family Ski Center has announced they have replaced their current tubing area with a larger, faster, more convenient center to accommodate what they say is increased demand for tubing.

The new tubing area is slated to open this Thanksgiving weekend, provided the weather cooperates. » Continue Reading.


Friday, November 22, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Friday, November 22, 2019

Holiday Lights Contest in Long Lake, Raquette Lake

Adirondack Hotel provided by Town of Long LakeThe Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department has announced the Annual Holiday Decorating Contest for both Long Lake and Raquette Lake.

Residents of both communities will be eligible for prizes of $100, $75 and $50. Businesses receive plaques for their prize-winning displays. » Continue Reading.


Friday, November 22, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


Thursday, November 21, 2019

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Nov 21)

adirondack conditions 11-21This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon and updated on Friday.

Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adklmanack@gmail.com.

Learn and practice the seven Leave No Trace principles. Plan ahead and prepare. Carry out what you have carried in. Do not leave gear, food, or other items at lean-tos and campsites. Take the free online Leave No Trace course here.

BE PREPARED! Start slow, gain experience. Carry proper safety equipment and weather protection and bring plenty of water and lights, and a map. When on the trail, stay together, monitor the time, and be prepared to turn back. Be prepared to spend an unplanned night in the woods in cold temperatures. Accidents happen to the most experienced people. Always carry food, a space blanket, emergency whistle, first aid kit, fire making tools, extra clothing layers and socks, a map and compass, and the knowledge to use them. Inform someone of your itinerary and before entering the backcountry or launching a boat check the National Weather Service watches, warnings, and advisories here. Follow Adirondack weather forecasts at Burlington and Albany and consult the High Elevation, Recreation, or Lake Champlain forecasts.

November 21st, 2019 – SPECIAL NOTICES » Continue Reading.


Thursday, November 21, 2019

Overdue Hunter, Hiker Spur Rescue Operations

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.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Adirondack Artists: Call For Submissions

Blue Mountain Lake Arts CenterThe Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (The Arts Center), located in Blue Mountain Lake, has announced they are seeking artists to submit samples of their works to be consider for an exhibition in 2020. Exhibits may last from four to six weeks (which may be subject to change). » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

31st Annual Christmas in Warrensburgh

31st christmas in warrensburghThe Town of Warrensburg has announced the 31st Annual Christmas in Warrensburgh is set for December 7th and 8th.

Visitors can enjoy Toyland with live reindeer and Santa; church bazaars, breakfasts and luncheons; open houses at local businesses; book signings and wine tastings; holiday and special museum exhibits, children’s craft workshops; decorating gingerbread houses; Adirondack artisan demonstrations; horse drawn carriage and pony rides; a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Holiday Craft Fair; theater, concerts and more. Most events are free. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Clinton Co Historical’s Annual Holiday Open House

The Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) is set to hold its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 7th, and Sunday, December 8th, from 10 am to 3 pm each day.

The Open House, a holiday tradition, provides an opportunity to visit the Museum and find unique gifts for family and friends. The first 25 Open House visitors each day will receive free gifts, one per family. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

American Witch Hazel: A New York Native

American witch-hazel plant by Judy GallagherAs one of the only native plants that blooms in late fall and early winter, American witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) can be found stealing the forest spotlight right now.

While most of our native bloomers turn in for a long winter’s nap, the streamer-like flowers of this plant are just starting to appear, following the annual loss of the shrub’s leaves. These highly-fragrant yellow blooms typically last into December. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

DEC Summer Camp Registration Opens January 26th

dec summer campNew York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that online registration for the agency’s 2020 Summer Camps program will open Sunday, January 26, 2020, at 1 pm.

Applications should be submitted through the online registration program available through a link from the Summer Camps webpage. Parents and guardians are encouraged to register early since some of the weeks fill up quickly. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

$4M Available for Green, Clean Energy in Schools

nyserda logoFour million dollars is available under the P-12 Schools: Green and Clean Energy Solutions program to reduce energy use and assist with the conversion to carbon free energy solutions for schools serving Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 students.

The program supports the State’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85 percent by 2050 and the Green New Deal, considered by some to be the most aggressive climate and clean energy program in the nation. » Continue Reading.