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Greg Dower

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Great Camp Santanoni Talk In Albany Sunday

Portion of the principal Temple Tycoons Cemetery Yedo,Steven Engelhart is set to give a lecture on Camp Santanoni, a historic great camp located in Newcomb, on Sunday, March 11 at 2 pm at the Albany Institute of History & Art.

Engelhart is the Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage. This lecture will examine the influence of Japanese architecture on the construction of the camp, the Pruyn family of Albany, and the history of the use of Camp Santanoni. This lecture is open to the public and included with museum admission. » Continue Reading.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

APA Meeting: SLMP Amendments, ORDA Plans, More

APA Building in Ray Brook NYThe Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook, NY on Thursday, March 8th, 2018.

The meeting will address proposed amendments to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (including changes to the  Travel Corridor definition), Invasive Species management, and proposed actions involving Gore and Whiteface Mountains. The Public Awareness Committee will hear a presentation on the Adirondack Diversity Initiative, and the Regulatory Programs Committee will be briefed on revisions to the Variance and Large-Scale Subdivision Applications.

What follows is the agenda issued by the APA: » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Lake Placid Will Host 2023 World University Games

2023 World University Games lake placid bidThe International University Sports Federation has selected Lake Placid as the site for the 2023 Winter World University Games. Delegates from the Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee and FISU signed a memorandum of understanding at the FISU headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland last week after nearly a year and a half of negotiations.

This will be the second time Lake Placid has hosted the Games (the first time was in 1972) and the third time New York State has hosted (Buffalo hosted in 1993). The Games have never been hosted by another state in the U.S. » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Recent Adirondack Forest Ranger Searches, Rescues

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.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Adirondack Pollinator Project Plant Sale Underway

monarch on echinaceaAn online Pollinator Plant Sale hosted by the Adirondack Pollinator Project is underway, and will continue through May 31st.

All flowers are local to the Adirondacks and were selected for their ability to attract pollinators, like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The plants are being cultivated without the use of pesticides by locally-owned Cook & Gardener Nursery in Plattsburgh. » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Adirondack Folk School 2018 Catalog Issued

adk folk school catalogThe Adirondack Folk School’s 2018 Course Catalogs are now available around the region in public libraries and many stores and businesses.

The nonprofit school in Lake Luzerne hosted its first class in 2010. Year round it offers more than 200 classes, such as the popular “Build a Wee Lassie Canoe,” in which students spend 11 days building their own lightweight, cedar canoe. » Continue Reading.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Grant Expands Keene Valley Library Children’s Collection

Pilcrow Foundation BooksThe Keene Valley Library Association (KVLA) has been named a 2017 Children’s Book Project Grant Award recipient by the Pilcrow Foundation. This $800 award funds the library’s acquisition of new children’s books.

The Pilcrow Foundation’s Children’s Book Project provides new, quality, hardcover books to rural public libraries. These books will become part of the permanent collection at the Keene Valley Library, which serves the Town of Keene’s 1,105 residents. » Continue Reading.

Monday, March 5, 2018

2018 Adirondacks Watercolor Exhibition Call for Entries

view call for artistsView, a multi-media arts center in Old Forge, has announced they are seeking artists working in all forms of watermedia for the 2018 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. Each year, artists compete to receive over $14,000 in prizes and awards.

The exhibition is open to artists working in transparent and opaque watercolors, acrylics, casein, egg tempera, gouache, and ink. All works must be of original design and execution, comprised of 90% watermedia. » Continue Reading.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Saranac River Superfund Site Public Meeting Set

NYSEG – Plattsburg Saranac St. MGP Site #510007A public meeting addressing the contamination related to the NYSEG – Plattsburg Saranac Street MGP Site #510007 along the Saranac River in Plattsburgh has been set for March 14th, 2018 at 7 pm, at the Plattsburgh City Hall, 41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh.

In addition to the meeting, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is accepting public comments about the proposal through March 30, 2018. » Continue Reading.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Old Forge Arts Center Offering Summer 2018 Internships

view arts buildingView, the non-profit multi-arts venue in Old Forge, has announced they are offering summer internships to college students and recent graduates.

View interns are expected to receive hands-on practical training in arts programming and day-to-day operations while working with a small staff and volunteers. » Continue Reading.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Essex County Arts Grants Available

essex county artsCultural Assistance Program (CAP) Grant applications for cultural organizations in Essex County are now being accepted by the Essex County Arts Council. The deadline to apply is March 15th.

Any arts, historical, preservation, library, museum or organization providing cultural enrichment programs for Essex County residents may apply
Projects must be completed by December 31. » Continue Reading.

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week

Friday, March 2, 2018

Adirondack Destination Marketing Summit Planned

The Third Adirondack Destination Marketing Summit has been set for Wednesday, March 14th, from 8 am to 3:30 pm, at the Conference Center at Lake Placid, 77 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid.

The daylong event will consist of workshop sessions led by ROOST, Adworkshop, GreatRange and other area industry experts. This year’s theme is “Tell Your Story.” » Continue Reading.

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Big Adirondack News Stories This Week

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Nor’Easter: Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Mar 1)

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.

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