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Greg Dower

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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

Friday, February 23, 2018

Featured Trail: Peaked Mountain, Thirteenth Lake

View from Peaked MountainPeaked Mountain, with an elevation of 2,919 feet, is a modest sized mountain located north-west of Thirteenth Lake in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness. Just before the creek (0.85 miles), the trail turns away from the lake and follows up the stream valley on a generally gentle grade. This part of the hike is a very nice walk in the woods. » Continue Reading.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Sarah Pell’s Struggle for History, Human Rights

Mrs. Pell, President Taft, A. C. Bossom” July 6, 1909.Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, March 11, at 2 pm with a program on “A ‘Charmingly Aggressive Woman’: Sarah Pell’s Struggle for History & Human Rights” presented by Miranda Peters, Fort Ticonderoga’s Director of Collections.

This program will explore images, archival materials, and collections never before seen by the public, and recently cataloged by museum staff that reveal glimpses of Sarah Pell’s life and work. This program is part of the National Women’s History Month celebration. » Continue Reading.

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Big Adirondack News Stories This Week

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Another Push For Pre-Teen Big Game Hunting

Legislation to lower the minimum age of big game hunters to 12 has passed the New York State Senate and is now before the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee.

The conservative leaning New York State Conservation Council has been leading a push to lower the big game hunting age. The New York State Department of Conservation’s current five-year deer management plan recommends the minimum age for big game hunting with a firearm be lowered to 12. These hunters would be required to be accompanied by a parent or permitted adult. » Continue Reading.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Feb 22)

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.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Folk Music Tribute Concert in Long Lake March 3rd

Good AcousticsA James Taylor and Simon and Garfunkel tribute concert is set for Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Long Lake Town Hall, featuring the Massachusetts Trio, Good Acoustics. » Continue Reading.

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