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Greg Dower

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

North Country Screening of George Takei’s Allegiance

Lea Salonga George Takei and Telly Leung in AllegianceThe Sembrich Summer Film Series will continue on Monday, August 13th, at 7:30 pm with a screening of George Takei’s Allegiance, The Broadway Musical on the big screen at the Bolton Town Hall. Admission is free.

Filmed live on Broadway in January of 2016 during the last weeks of its run, Allegiance tells the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 110,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. » Continue Reading.


Friday, August 10, 2018

Juvenile Ospreys Rescued From Burning Power Pole

Juvenile Ospreys rescued from burning power poleNYS Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Stephen Gonyeau reported that on July 27th he was called to Putnam, east of Lake George, to assist with an osprey nest that had caught fire on a power pole. Gonyeau said he arrived to find two juveniles on the ground and learned that a third had been transported to a wildlife rehabilitator, but was unable to recover from its injuries.

DEC reported that the power company repaired the damaged pole and placed a nesting platform on top. One of the juveniles was returned to the nest and the remaining osprey was transported to a rehabilitator to be treated for smoke inhalation. » Continue Reading.


Friday, August 10, 2018

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Friday, August 10, 2018

Upcoming Workshops, Events at Gore Mtn

Gore Mountain yoga classGore Mountain has announced a number of upcoming events, including mountain biking camps, yoga workshops and more.

Scenic skyrides aboard the Northwoods Gondola, hiking & biking trails, and Base Area attractions are open Thursday-Sunday until September 2, and Saturday-Sunday during the fall. » Continue Reading.


Friday, August 10, 2018

Rev War Ethnic Diversity Talk at Mt Independence

mount independenceOn Sunday, August 12, 2018, at 2 pm, the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, is set to host a talk on “Ethnic and Cultural Diversity at Mount Independence” by historian and site interpreter Paul Andriscin.

This talk looks at how a rag-tag force from six states and Vermont managed to maintain the Northern American Army here during the American Revolution. They faced lack of supplies, disease, starvation, bad weather conditions, and having to overcome prejudices against their fellow soldiers. » Continue Reading.


Friday, August 10, 2018

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Current Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Conditions (Aug 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. Always carry proper safety equipment – including plenty of food, water, extra clothing, a flashlight, and a map and compass – inform someone of your itinerary, and be prepared to spend an unplanned night in the woods. Just 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.

AUGUST 9, 2018 – SPECIAL NOTICES » Continue Reading.


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Warren County Youth Fair Saturday

warren county youth fairThe Warren County Youth Fair has been set for Saturday, August 11 from 9 am until 1 pm at the Warren County Fairgrounds on Schroon River Road. Admission and parking are free.

The day will include an opening Ceremony at 9 am, a Hula Hoop contest at 9:15 on the stage, a Bubble Gum blowing contest at 9:45 am, the annual youth pie eating contest at 10:30, and the Warren County Talent Show at 11 am. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Placid Hosting Para-Bobsleigh World Championships

IBSF World Cup Bobsled & Skeleton 2016The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and USA Bobsled & Skeleton (USABS) have announced that Lake Placid has formally been awarded the 2019 Para-Bobsleigh World Championships. Lake Placid’s Olympic Sports Complex bobsled/luge/skeleton track was selected to host the event during the recently concluded International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation’s (IBSF) annual Congress, held in Rome, Italy.

Last winter the sport of Para bobsleigh held its first-ever World Championship race, in Lillehammer, Norway, in which 19 athletes from 12 nations competed. The sport is expected to make its Paralympic debut in 2022, in Beijing, China. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Adirondack Observatory Showcasing AstroScience Center Plans

Proposed Astro Science Center PlansThe Adirondack Sky Center, formerly known as the Adirondack Public Observatory, is set to host an Open House on Friday, August 10th, from 3 to 5 pm at its property at 178 Big Wolf Road, to share its plans for the AstroScience Center museum and planetarium. The outlines of the new Center will be staked out on the grounds so that visitors can picture themselves in the Planetarium, Exhibit Hall, and other spaces planned for the museum.

Following the Open House, Jeffrey Miller of St. Lawrence University is set to give a lecture at Tupper Lake High School, at 7 pm, and free stargazing at the Observatory, beginning 30 minutes or so after sundown (around 9 pm), with a guided discussion and telescope viewing of unique Adirondack night sky. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wildlife Refuges Opening To Public Visits

Western Adirondacks Upper Mohawk Valley Eastern Lake Ontario WMAs - Region 6 Several typically restricted Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties will be open to the public from Saturday, August 11, through Sunday, August 26, 2018.

Portions of these WMAs are marked as “Refuge” or “Wetlands Restricted Area” to allow waterfowl and other listed species to breed and raise young without interference from people. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

2018 CycleADK Community Projects Announced

Sacandaga Pathway in Speculator Cycle Adirondacks, in partnership with Adirondack Foundation and the Cloudsplitter Foundation, have announced they are seeding and raising funds for community generated projects in Speculator, Inlet and North Creek as part of its CycleADK Gives program.

The three communities will serve as overnight hosts for CycleADK’s 2018 Ultimate Cycling Vacation, which will draw over 230 cyclists from across United States and Canada to the Adirondacks from August 18-24 for a weeklong bicycle tour highlighted by free community entertainment each evening of the event. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

At APA Thursday: Caroga, Gore Mountain, LG RV Park and 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, August 9th, 2018.

The meeting will address Town of Caroga’s Approved Local Land Use Program’s zoning ordinance; expansion Lake George Riverview RV Park; State Land reclassifications involving the Gore Mountain Intensive Ski Area, and more. In the afternoon, the Board will tour Mt. Van Hoevenburg Olympic Sports Complex (the public is invited).

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


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Adirondack Ranger Report: Boating Death, Injured Hikers

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, August 7, 2018

Boquet River Theatre Festival Tickets On Sale

BRTF junior actors rehearsingTickets are now available for the Depot Theatre’s Boquet River Theatre Festival (BRTF) 2018 performances.

Created in 1993, the BRTF is an organization that was designed to provide young people with theatrical training and experience. The Depot Theatre in Westport took BRTF on as its signature education and outreach program beginning this year. Each summer, BRTF features both junior (ages 8-12) and senior (ages 12 and up) programs that culminate in theatrical performances held at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. » Continue Reading.