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Greg Dower

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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.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

‘Born to Rewild’ Movie Screening at Paul Smith’s Saturday

born to rewildAuthor John Davis is set to present a screening of his recent documentary Born to Rewild on Saturday, March 3rd from 2 to 4 pm, at the Paul Smith’s College VIC, 8023 NY-30, Paul Smiths.

Davis, who recently wrote the book Split Rock Wildway: Scouting the Adirondack Park’s Most Diverse Wildlife Corridor, has lengthy experience scouting wildlife corridors in the United States, and will be on hand to help to share in his experiences. » Continue Reading.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March Hockey Madness in Lake Placid

ECAC Men's Hockey ChampionshipsMarch hockey is set to return to Lake Placid, in the form of the ECAC Hockey Men’s Championship, and the fourth annual Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp.

The ECAC Hockey Men’s Championship in back in Lake Placid for a 5th straight postseason March 16-17. The conference’s top four post-season teams come to the Olympic Center, competing for an automatic bid to play in the NCAA Championship Tournament. » Continue Reading.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Cranberry Lake Wild Forest, Easement Rec Plans Being Considered

Public input is sought on development of the draft Cranberry Lake Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP) and the Conifer-Emporium Conservation Easement Recreation Management Plan (RMP).

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is holding a public session on March 21, 2018, at 6 and 8:30 pm. » Continue Reading.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Saranac Lake YMCA Project Survey, Public Forum

saranac lake tourism logoThe Plattsburgh YMCA, the Village of Saranac Lake, the Saranac Lake Central School District and North Country Community College are jointly exploring the possibility of establishing a YMCA in Saranac Lake.

A key part of this process, which is in the early stages, involves collecting feedback from the community on the need for YMCA services. » Continue Reading.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

TAUNY’s Annual Sugaring-Off Party, March 10

TAUNY Sugaring Off PartyTAUNY’s annual Sugaring Off Party has been set for Saturday March 10th from 10 am to noon, at the TAUNY Center in Canton.

The Sugaring Off Party celebrates sugaring as French-Canadian families would have done a century ago. » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Depot Theatre Gets More Support From NYSCA

Depot Theatre in Amtrak train stationThe New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has increased its commitment to the Depot Theatre with a grant of $15,000 per year for the next two years.

The multi-year general-operating support grant is the largest NYSCA award to the Depot in eight years, according to an announcement made by the organization this week. » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Recent Adirondack Search and Rescue Reports

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.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Lake Flower Contamination Clean-Up Planned

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they will begin remedial construction activities to address contamination in Pontiac Bay of Lake Flower and Brandy Brook.

A public availability session has been set for Tuesday, March 13th from 7 to 9 pm at the Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main Street, Saranac Lake. » Continue Reading.

Monday, February 26, 2018

APIPP: No New Aquatic Invasives Found In 2017

Adirondack lakes surveyed since 2002 and number of aquatic invasive species documented in each. For the first time in a decade, no new Adirondack lakes were reported to be infested by aquatic invasive species (AIS) by the Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP).

Nearly 75% of Adirondack lakes surveyed by APIPP for aquatic invasives were found to be invasive-free. 12 species were found to be present in interior lakes. » Continue Reading.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Creative Economy Roundtable Tuesday in Glens Falls

Corey Aldrich of 2440 Design Studio; Jenny Hutchinson, The Hyde Collection's educator; and Maureen Sager, project director of Upstate Alliance for the Creative EconomyA Creative Economy Roundtable Tour of the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is set for Tuesday, February 27th.

The goal of this Roundtable Tour is to learn about how the region’s creative economy impacts residents of Warren and Washington counties. » Continue Reading.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Youth Visions Art Exhibit Winners Announced

YV18 Award Winner The winners of the 8th Annual Youth Visions Juried High School Art Exhibit have been announced. The exhibit features the works of 57 young artists from 5 school districts, and is currently on display in the North Country ARTS Gallery, at The Shirt Factory in Glens Falls. The exhibit runs through March 3rd.

The jurors for this year’s show were local artists Paul Chapman and Jacquiline Touba, PhD., who is also the North Country ARTS board president. Out of the 57 pieces showcased, 5 were selected to receive awards. The recipients received a fifty dollar monetary award and an honorary NCA membership. » Continue Reading.

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week

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