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Greg Dower

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Adirondack Museum Antique Show Ending After 25 Years

The Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX, formerly the Adirondack Museum) has announced that 2019 will be the last year of its annual Antique Show and Sale.

ADKX said the event will be replaced by the Adirondack Artisan Festival, premiering in September 2020. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Adk History Museum Seeks Benefit Online Auction Items

adirondack history museum online auctionThe Adirondack History Museum has announced their upcoming online auction fundraiser, set to run November 29th through December 8th.

The Museum is seeking donated items from the public which they can put up for bid to help support the museum and at the same time, promote local brands and products to a target audience of nearly 2,000 active, local museum supporters. » Continue Reading.


Friday, November 1, 2019

DEC: Avoid Adirondack Backcountry Trails, Summits This Weekend

DEC is advising the public to avoid backcountry trails and summits throughout the Adirondack region for the duration of the weekend. Heavy rain and high winds have caused major flooding in the region, which has closed many major roadways throughout the Adirondacks.  You can read about that here. » Continue Reading.


Friday, November 1, 2019

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Friday, November 1, 2019

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Flooding, High Winds, Roads Closed: Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Nov 1)

adirondack conditions 10-31This 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 [email protected]

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 1st, 2019 – SPECIAL NOTICES » Continue Reading.


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Rangers Respond To Overdue, Unprepared Hunters, Others

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, October 31, 2019

Election Night Dinner at Whallonsburg Grange

election night dinnerThe Whallonsburg Grange Hall is set to host its annual Election Night Dinner on Tuesday, November 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Prepared and served by volunteers and candidates for Essex town offices, the Election Night Dinner at the Grange is a tradition that goes back decades. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Help Protect Adirondack Bats: A Primer

Human disturbance is especially harmful to the state’s bat populations since the arrival of the disease known as white-nose syndrome, a fungus that has killed more than 90 percent of bats at hibernation sites in New York due to how closely bats congregate in caves during winter months.

Even a single, seemingly quiet visit to a cave can cause bats to temporarily increase their metabolism and expend significantly more energy than normal. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Indian Lake Planning For New ‘Commons’ Property

Indian Lake logoThe Town of Indian Lake has announced a multi-day public workshop to plan for the future of “The Commons,” formerly known as the Townsend property.

The public is invited to join the Town’s Advisory Committee at St. Mary’s Church, on November 14th, 15th, and 16th to help identify reuse opportunities for The Commons, a 7.7-acre downtown lot. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

ADKX Holiday Shopping Offers Local, Artisan Gifts

adirondack experience bookAdirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) is set to open the Visitor Center and the ADKX Store for select dates during the holiday season.

Visitors can find unique Adirondack themed gifts made by local and regional artisans. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Invasive Ash Borer Closing In On Adirondack Park

emerald ash borer photo courtesy DECThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed in two locations in Jefferson County. A sample collected from a tree in the city of Watertown on South Massey Street was positively identified by the Cornell University Insect Diagnostic Lab.

The sample was taken in cooperation with the City of Watertown Planning Department and Department of Public Works. A second location was confirmed in the village of Clayton. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Paul Smith’s College Becoming Nordic Training Center

Bill DemongPaul Smith’s College, the lone four-year institution in the Adirondacks, is about to become the East Coast Training Center for USA Nordic, the national governing body for ski jumping and Nordic combined in this country.

The announcement comes as USA Nordic embarks on an initiative to establish similar training centers in the central and western United States.  The East Coast Nordic Training Center at Paul Smith’s College will officially open and begin accepting student/athletes for the fall 2020 semester. » Continue Reading.


Monday, October 28, 2019

NYS Endangered List Changes Would Remove Cougars, Wolves, More

bald eagleThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is planning to amend state regulations and designations for protecting endangered and threatened species across the state. DEC’s proposal would remove 19 species from the state’s endangered and threatened species list.

The Eastern cougar is proposed for removal from the list, due to its extinction in New York State. The grey wolf would also be removed, and renamed simply wolf, signifying new understandings of that species based on recent DNA studies. » Continue Reading.


Monday, October 28, 2019

Ticonderoga’s 30th Annual Festival of Trees

festival of trees courtesy Ticonderoga Historical SocietyThe Ticonderoga Historical Society has added some new features to its annual Festival of Trees, as it celebrates the 30th anniversary of the popular holiday event.

Organizations and individuals are invited to participate and compete for cash prizes at the Festival of Trees, taking place at the Hancock House from November 25 through December 29. » Continue Reading.



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