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Greg Dower

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Nominations Sought for Adirondack Preservation Awards

2018 AARCH Preservation Award WinnersAdirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the historic preservation organization for the Adirondack Park region, has opened nominations for its 2019 Preservation Awards.

For over 23 years, this annual awards program has recognized the sensitive restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse of historic structures throughout the region, and highlighted individuals who have promoted historic preservation revitalization efforts in their communities. The awards honor the preservation work of organizations, municipalities, and individuals who make the Adirondack region a better place to live, work, and visit. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Adirondack Experience to Honor Barbara Glaser

Barbara GlaserThe board of trustees of Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake is set to honor Barbara Glaser with the 2019 Harold K. Hochschild Award at its annual benefit gala on Saturday, July 27 from 6 to 9 pm.

The Harold K. Hochschild Award is dedicated to the memory of the museum’s founder, whose passion for the Adirondacks, its people and environment inspired the creation of the institution. Presented annually to recipients in a wide range of fields throughout the Adirondacks, this award honors their work to improve the region’s culture and quality of life. » Continue Reading.


Monday, May 13, 2019

Timberlock Trekkers Summer Program

Timberlock Trekkers Summer ProgramThe Timberlock Trekkers Summer Program for older teens (ages 15-16) has announced two weeks of backcountry canoeing and backpacking with several days of project work in collaboration with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, set for Sunday, July 28th, through Saturday, August 10th, 2019, at the Timberlock Resort in Indian Lake. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Children’s Music Festival at Whallonsburg Grange

music with a messageAn all-day festival of music and art for young people has been set for Saturday, May 18th at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall in Essex.

The “Music with a Message Children’s Music Festival” focuses on the songs of the late folksinger Pete Seeger, whose 100th birthday is being celebrated around the world in May. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Elizabethtown Civil War POW Benjamin Hall Talk in Ti

depiction of Andersonville Prison by John L Ransom

In 1861 Benjamin Hall of Elizabethtown in Essex County was one among many young men who enlisted to fight against the South in the Union Army.

His wartime experiences took him to some of the major battlefields of the American Civil War, and finally to the notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp at Andersonville, Georgia. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Horse Camp Is A Spring Tradition

4H horse campOn the weekend of May 17-19, the Franklin County Fairgrounds will be bustling with trailers arriving with horses of all colors, sizes, abilities and disciplines.

4H members and their families from the Franklin, Clinton, and Essex County 4H Horse Programs will be participating in a 37- year spring tradition known as Horse Camp. » Continue Reading.


Friday, May 10, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Friday, May 10, 2019

Joseph Keegan Appointed NCCC President

NCCC logoThe State University of New York Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Joseph Keegan as the new President of North Country Community College.

Keegan is currently North Country’s Vice President for Academic Affairs. His appointment as President is effective June 16, 2019. Keegan will be the college’s seventh president since its founding in 1967. He replaces Dr. Steve Tyrell, who led the college since 2012. » Continue Reading.


Friday, May 10, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


Thursday, May 9, 2019

Man Barred From Owning Guns Ticketed for Poaching Turkeys

Facebook post showing the turkeys shot in a single dayDepartment of Environmental Conservation Environmental Conservation Officer Maxwell Nicols reported that on the evening of April 25, he received a tip about a Facebook post showing multiple turkeys killed prior to the season opener with a subject claiming to have harvested the birds during the youth hunt weekend. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, May 9, 2019

Mud Season: Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (May 9)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon and fully updated by Friday afternoon.

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. Carry out what you have carried in. Do not leave gear, food, or other items at lean-tos and campsites. Do not litter. 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, lights and a map. When on the trail: keep the group together, watch the time, and be prepared to turn back. Accidents happen to the most experienced people. Be prepared to spend an unplanned night in the woods in freezing temperatures. Always carry food, a space blanket, emergency whistle, first aid kit, fire making tools, extra clothing layers and socks, and a map and compass. 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.

May 9th, 2019 – SPECIAL NOTICES » Continue Reading.


Thursday, May 9, 2019

Great Adirondack Boat Race in Long Lake Sunday

great adirondack boat race 2019The men’s rowing teams from St. Lawrence University, SUNY Canton, and Union College, are set to meet for the 3rd Annual Great Adirondack Boat Race on Sunday, May 12, 2019 in Long Lake. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, May 9, 2019

Student Veterans Help Cleanup 120-Acre Boquet Preserve

TNC PSC students The Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy joined forces with a group of student veterans from Paul Smith’s College recently to hang trail signs, clear trash and perform other tasks to get the Boquet River Nature Preserve ready for the season.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Buildings Sought for Energy Efficiency Program

anca logoBuilding owners and managers in the Saranac Lake area have been invited to participate in a new program designed to reduce energy costs.

The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) is coordinating a project called the Aggregation for Community Energy Security (ACES), which allows businesses, municipalities and nonprofits who own or manage private or public-purpose buildings in and near the Village of Saranac Lake to receive reduced cost energy assessments and examine potential energy efficiency upgrades. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Renovations Begin on Olympic Ski Jumps

Olympic Jumping Complex 90 Meter RampRenovation and construction projects at Lake Placid’s Olympic Jumping Complex have begun, part of a $70-million appropriation to the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) for capital improvements.  Last year ORDA completed renovations to the base lodge. » Continue Reading.