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Greg Dower

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Bolton Landing Project Wins Lakes to Locks Passage Award

bolton visitor centerIn recognition of their successful visitor center and museum addition collaboration, The Town of Bolton, the Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce, and the Bolton Historical Museum have been awarded the 2017 Lakes to Locks Passage Annual Partnership Award.

The award is presented to an organization or individual that has done exemplary work in the stewardship of natural, cultural, recreational, and historic resources while fostering cooperation — thereby furthering the vision, goals, and objectives of Lakes to Locks Passage. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Adirondack Foundation Grants Support Seniors

Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts Fund has awarded $37,600 in grants to organizations supporting quality of life for elders across the region.

Eleven organizations serving older adults across six counties received GAF grants in 2017. This fall, an additional grant was awarded to support educational forums hosted by Mercy Care for the Adirondacks on November 9 at Paul Smith’s College and featuring Dr. John Feather, CEO of Grantmakers in Aging, and Greg Olsen, acting director of the New York State Office for the Aging. » Continue Reading.


Friday, November 3, 2017

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Friday, November 3, 2017

Old Forge: Myths & Legends of the Adirondacks Exhibit

Portrait of a Rotting Jack-O-Lantern View, a multi-arts center located in Old Forge, has announced the opening of Myths & Legends of the Adirondacks Vol. 2. The exhibit will run through March 17, 2018.

This is the second volume of an ongoing exhibition series that explores the myths and legends of Upstate New York. Volume 2 features new work by Suzanne Firsching, John Golden, and Doug Jamieson. This exhibition will also include new works from artists participating in Myths & Legends of the Adirondacks Vol. 1, Stephen Fletcher, Greg Klein and Peter Seward. » Continue Reading.


Friday, November 3, 2017

The Big Adirondack News Stories This Week


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Cold, Wet Weekend: Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Nov 2)

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 adkalmanack@gmail.com.

Practice Leave No Trace Principles when visiting the Adirondack Park.

SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

DEC: Avoid Caves and Mines to Protect Bats

northern long-eared bat courtesy wikimedia user JomegatThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has urged outdoor adventurers to suspend exploration of cave and mine sites that may serve as seasonal homes for hibernating bats. Human disturbances are especially harmful to the State’s bat population since the arrival of the disease known as white-nose syndrome, which has killed more than 90 percent of bats at hibernation sites in New York.

All posted notices restricting the use of caves and mines should be followed. If New Yorkers or visitors to the State encounter hibernating bats while underground, DEC encourages them to leave the area as quickly and quietly as possible. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Adirondack Mountain Rescue Launches High Peaks Safety Program

adirondack mountain rescue logoAdirondack Mountain Rescue, Inc of Clifton Park, New York will be holding a free winter hiking preparedness presentation on November 30th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Clifton Park Halfmoon Library.

The number of accidents in the Adirondacks is on the rise. Each year the number of search and rescue operations performed by the NYS Forest Rangers reaches a new high while the number of Rangers hovers around 133. Some of these operations have a happy ending, however many do not. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Military Theaters of the American Revolution Symposium

theatres of the american revolutionThe American Revolution Round Table: Hudson-Mohawk Valleys is hosting a free event on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 8 am to 4:15 pm. The Military Theaters of the American Revolution Symposium is based on the book of the same name, Theaters of the American Revolution.

Five experts on the American Revolution will discuss the Northern Theater, the Western Theater, the War at Sea, the Southern Theater, and the Middle Theater. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Glens Falls Chronicle Book Fair Nov 5th

Carl Heilman, left, with customers at the 2016 Chronicle Book FairThe 22nd annual Glens Falls Chronicle Book Fair is set for Sunday, November 5, from 11 am to 3 pm at the Queensbury Hotel in downtown Glens Falls.

More than 100 authors, publishers and other presenters will be present with children’s books, local history, fiction, trail guides, hunting books, memoirs, poetry, cookbooks, used book sales, and more. Among the many authors, publishers and other presenters sharing their books will be: » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wanakena’s ‘Pine Cone’ to Host Historians

chickadee by suzie thallerLocally-made art, visits to the Clifton Town Museum and Ranger School, and a talk on the first County Historian will be the highlights of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s 70th Annual Meeting in Wanakena on November 4th.

In celebrating SLCHA’s 70th anniversary, Clifton Town Historian Mark Friden will present a program on St. Lawrence County’s first historian, J. Otto Hamele.

Hamele was born in Cattaraugus County and arrived in Wanakena in 1901 to work for the Rich Lumber Company. He became County Historian in 1945, two years before his death, after years of supporting the local community and Ranger School.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

7 Recent Adirondack Forest Ranger Missions

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, October 31, 2017

Food Justice Summit Planned For March

FJWG craigardenThe newly formed North Country Food Justice Working Group is planning a winter food summit.

“Feed Back: Growing and Sharing the Abundance” will take place Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake.

What follows is an announcement sent to the press: » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Dewey Mountain Happenings In November

dewey mountain logoDewey Mountain Recreation Center in Saranac Lake has announced their scheduled events for the month of November.

From 3 to 5 pm on Thursday, November 2, and Thursday, November 16, Dewey Mountain Youth Ski League registration will take place at the lodge for children grades K-6. Participants will become more confident skiers through fun and games on skis, skill development exercises, and race participation as part of the Saranac Nordic team. » Continue Reading.


Monday, October 30, 2017

Champlain Regional Destination Marketing Review Planned

roost to host adirondack destination marketing solutionThe Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) has invited all Lake Champlain region municipal leaders, businesses, organizations, and individuals to attend a short regional destination marketing review, followed by a reception on Thursday, November 2 from 5 to 6:30 pm.

The agenda will include a brief presentation by ROOST staff, time for Q&A, followed by a networking opportunity with light refreshments and a cash bar. » Continue Reading.


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