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Friday, March 13, 2020

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Friday, March 13, 2020

Traditional Irish Music Concert in Long Lake

BangbrollyThe Town of Long Lake is set to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Bangbrolly at the Long Lake Town Hall on Sunday, March 15th.

The day will feature a concert of traditional Irish Music featuring the sounds of cittern, guitar, fiddler, vocals, Irish flute. Irish Music in a genre of folk music developed in Ireland and has endured through the ages. » Continue Reading.


Friday, March 13, 2020

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Some Declines: Ongoing Adirondack Fisher Research

Fisher provided by DECHarvest data suggests a decline in fisher populations in certain wildlife management units within the Adirondack Park.

To get a better idea of what could be driving these apparent declines, DEC initiated a study on fisher demographic rates in 2019. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (March 12)

adk conditions 3-12This 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 adkalmanack@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.

March 12th, 2020 – SPECIAL NOTICES » Continue Reading.


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Snowmobiler Injured in Raquette Lake Accident

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.


Thursday, March 12, 2020

William Beaumont’s Medical Legacy

William BeaumontIn 1822, a fur trapper named Alexis St. Martin was accidentally gut-shot by a shotgun in Mackinac Island, Michigan. Near death, he was treated by William Beaumont, an Army physician who for much of his career had practiced medicine in Clinton County, New York. What followed was a remarkable chapter in medical history, one that resonates today. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

LGLC Selected As Reusable Bag Program Beneficiary

Hannaford Reusable Community BagThe Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for the month of March. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Rebecca Kelly Ballet Performance Camp at LPCA

OnStage students at LPCARebecca Kelly Ballet (RKB) of NYC is set to return to the North Country for its 32nd Onstage Performance, August 3-14, 2020, and its Public Performances at the Lake Placid Center of the Arts. » Continue Reading.


Monday, March 9, 2020

New Book On 1970s Adirondack Feminist Collective

finding a womans placeForty-six years ago, seven women left behind the lives they knew and created a commune in the Adirondack Mountains which they called “A Woman’s Place.” According to award-winning author Lorraine Duvall, from 1974 to 1982 A Woman’s Place served as a refuge for self-discovery and changed the lives of hundreds of women. » Continue Reading.


Monday, March 9, 2020

Lip Sync Battle Planned For Glens Falls

charles wood theatreA Charity Lip Sync Battle has been set for Saturday, March 14th, at The Charles R Wood Theater in Glens Falls. This year, 11 teams, all representing local non-profits, are set to compete for a $1,000 prize. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, March 8, 2020

‘The Story Ending’ Local Fable Murder Mystery

The Story Ending“The Story Ending,” a who-done-it performance, has been set for Friday, March 27th, at Sweet Basil Restaurant in Queensbury.

The murder mystery begins with fable characters telling how the victim died. It is the start, but the conclusion is one of those characters committed the murder and it is the responsibility of the audience to solve the mystery. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, March 7, 2020

Craving Natural Sweetness? There’s a Sap for That

maple jack wax being madeThe fourteenth annual Thurman Maple Days, a three-weekend event, is set to kick-off Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, continuing through March 29th. The event offers self-guided tours of eight agricultural sites in the rural town of Thurman, self-dubbed “Maple Capital of Warren County,” just 20 minutes from downtown Lake George. » Continue Reading.


Friday, March 6, 2020

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Friday, March 6, 2020

Port Henry: Hollywood of the East

Main Street Port Henry around 1900 provided by Whallonsburg GrangeThe Whallonsburg Grange Lyceum is set to continue their spring series “Hidden in Plain Sight” with the presentation “Port Henry: Hollywood of the East” on Tuesday, March 10th. » Continue Reading.