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Greg Dower

Stories under the Almanack's Editorial Staff byline come from press releases and other notices.To have your news noticed here at the Almanack contact our editor John Warren at adkalmanack@gmail.com.


Monday, June 3, 2019

AuSable Valley Grange Farmers’ Markets Schedules

Adirondack Farm Produce - Photo by Shannon HoulihanThe AuSable Valley Grange producer-only Farmers’ Markets feature fresh no-spray vegetables and herbs; farmstead goat cheese; fresh apples and pears; artisanal cheese and fresh yogurt from grass-fed cows; free-range chicken and egg; grass-fed beef and pork; fresh-baked breads and pastries; ready-to-eat soups, snacks, and beverages; maple syrup; hand-carved bowls and utensils; artwork and crafts. » Continue Reading.


Monday, June 3, 2019

Adirondack Pollinator Symposium Wednesday in North Creek

pollinator symposium 2019AdkAction’s Adirondack Pollinator Project is set to hold a Pollinator Symposium on June 5 at Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street in North Creek.

The Symposium will be aimed at equipping farmers, groundskeepers, public park managers, gardeners, and local government agencies with the knowledge to help preserve and build crucial pollinator populations in the Adirondacks. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, June 2, 2019

Protect Adirondack Forests: Use Local Firewood

With the start of camping season underway, Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding campers that the New York State firewood transportation regulation is still in effect.

Untreated firewood may contain invasive pests that kill trees, and to protect New York’s forests, untreated firewood should not be moved more than 50 miles from its source of origin. » Continue Reading.


Friday, May 31, 2019

Featured Hike: Camp Santanoni Historic Area, Newcomb

camp santanoni mapThe Camp Santanoni Historic Area is a very unique location in the Adirondack Forest Preserve. A surviving great camp, this National Historic Landmark was created in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by Robert C. and Anna Pruyn, serving as a place to entertain guests and find refuge from city life.

Today, the area is a popular day hike destination during summer months, as well as a cross country skiing destination in the colder months. » Continue Reading.


Friday, May 31, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Friday, May 31, 2019

Adk History Museum Annual Car Show June 8th

adk history museum car showCar collectors and enthusiasts from far and wide will be on hand displaying beautifully restored and maintained muscle cars, vintage roadsters, hot rods and more at the Adirondack History Museum’s 8th Annual Antique and Classic Car Show, on Saturday, June 8th from 11 am to 2 pm.

Admission is free, vintage cars will be exhibited on the museum grounds on Hand Avenue in Elizabethtown. » Continue Reading.


Friday, May 31, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Nine Adirondack Wilderness Rescues Over Six Days

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, May 30, 2019

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (May 30)

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 30th, 2019 – SPECIAL NOTICES » Continue Reading.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

New Executive Director For Franklin, Essex County CCE

cornell university logoCornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County has named Sean Connin as their new Executive Director for Franklin County. Connin assumed his duties on June 1, 2019.

The announcement is the culmination of a five-month search by a committee composed of Extension stakeholders that also included representatives from St. Lawrence and Essex Counties. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Growing Gourmet Mushrooms at Home Workshop

shiitake mushroomThe Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (Arts Center) is set to offer a workshop – Gourmet Mushrooms at Home with Andy LeBlanc – on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 10 am to 2 pm. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

E-Waste Recycling Day at Silver Bay YMCA

Silver Bay Association Auditorium The Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center is set to hold its 8th annual e-waste recycling event on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at its location in Silver Bay, Lake George.

Members of the community are invited to drop off unwanted equipment such as microwaves, laptops, printers, and similar electric appliances for recycling between the hours of 10 am to noon, and 1 to 3 pm at the Silver Bay YMCA campus. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival

macbethThe Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts has announced community auditions for the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival. As part of the Arts Center’s mission, the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival allows community actors to work alongside professional actors, while bringing performances to multiple venues throughout the Adirondack Park.

This summer, the Arts Center’s productions are Macbeth directed by Jayson Grigsby, Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical directed by Gwen Tracy, and Proof directed by Jordan Hornstein. Proof has been cast, but auditions will be held for Macbeth and Leader of the Pack on June 4th, 6th, and 7th. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Depot Theatre Youth Theatre Program Auditions Saturday

Depot Theatre Youth Theatre ProgramThe Depot Theatre is set to hold auditions for both the junior and senior BRTF youth theatre programs on June 1 beginning at 9 am at the Depot Theatre, located at 6705 Main Street in Westport. Auditions for the junior program will be from 9 to 11 am, and the Senior program from noon to 2 pm.

The 2019 Junior program production (ages 8-12), will be The Lion King Jr.. Rehearsals begin July 15, with performances on August 2, 3 and 4. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Adirondack Wild Calls For Conservation Leadership at APA

adirondack wildAdirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Senate to substantially strengthen the NYS Adirondack Park Agency’s board, after the abrupt resignation of acting APA board chair Karen Feldman.

“The Governor needs to seize this moment and nominate individuals with strong environmental credentials and demonstrated commitments to protecting the Adirondack Park ,” said Adirondack Wild’s managing partner David Gibson in a statement sent to the press. “Serious gaps in leadership and qualifications presently exist on the eleven-person APA board,” the press release said. » Continue Reading.