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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Lake Placid Center for the Arts launches $650,000 Re-Grant Program for NYS Arts Organizations 

Lake Placid, NY – The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA), in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), will administer a large-scale, statewide regrant program focused on audience-building for the 2023/2024 presenting season.

Through the new initiative, LPCA will distribute a pool of $650,000 to organizations across New York State in two programs: Building Audiences and Artists in Communities. Designed to support organizations as they recover from the COVID-19 and racial justice pandemics, these programs enable presenters of all sizes to undertake projects to grow and diversify their audiences through the support of risk-taking programs aimed at developing deep, sustainable relationships within their communities.

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Tannery Pond Center announces series of coffeehouse concerts

Tannery Pond Center Winter Coffeehouse Concert featuring Ethan Crowley.

The Tannery Pond Center is pleased to announce a series of upcoming winter coffeehouse concerts that showcase the talents of many area musicians. The next coffeehouse concert is slated for tomorrow, Sunday, January 29 and will feature Ethan Crowley, a talented young artist with music style and production experience beyond his 18 years. See below for additional winter coffeehouse concerts scheduled for February and March.

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

North Country Community College announces new programs for 2023 

SARANAC LAKE – Aspiring teachers can get their start at North Country Community College by enrolling in a new Teaching Assistant certificate program – one of several new offerings available at the college in 2023.

The one-year Teaching Assistant certificate — offered at the college’s Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga campuses – was created to help fill a growing need for more teaching assistants in the region and the state.

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Community Pride Day 2023 Shirt Design Contest Now Open, Feb. 17 Deadline

 

Community Pride Day 2023 Shirt Design Contest Now Open

Community Pride Day 2023 Shirt Design Contest – Deadline 2/17/23 Want to see your design be a part of this year’s Community Pride Day? Your challenge is to create a design/logo that illustrates what community pride means to you. One lucky winner will have their design be the logo for this year’s Community Pride Day, which will take place on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. *Community Pride
Day is a day when communities around us all take a moment to clean up our streets and get ready for summer.

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Friday, January 27, 2023

Virtual Public Information Meetings For John Brown Farm State Historic Site UMP, Feb. 8 and 9

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) today announced two virtual public meetings to collect public input on a unit management plan (UMP) for the John Brown Farm State Historic Site. The UMP will address the future management of the State Historic Site which encompasses 213 acres in the Town of North Elba, Essex County.

The first of two meetings will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. The second will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. OPRHPDEC, and APA encourage interested parties to participate in one of the scheduled information meetings. During the meeting, OPRHPDEC, and APA staff will provide information about the State Historic Site facilities and the UMP planning process. The agencies will also seek public input on the future management of these public lands.

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

APA accepting public comments on projects under review

APA logoRAY BROOK, NY – The Adirondack Park Agency is accepting public comment on projects currently under review. The public is encouraged to go to the Agency’s website found at www.apa.ny.gov and click the Public Comment and Hearing Opportunities link in the News & Activities information box.

 

The link will direct the public to the Request for Public Comment page where more information is located.  In addition, the public will find an option to electronically submit a comment for the posted projects.

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Pendragon Theatre Kicks Off the New Year with 3 Wins, Country-Hit Musical

Poster for Country musical, Honky Tonk Angels

Saranac Lake, NY – BroadworldWorld has announced that of its 19 Nominations for its 2022 Summer Season, Pendragon Theatre has received 3 Wins which include Best Performer in a Musical (Hannah-Kathryn Wall), Best Lighting Design (Leo Lei) and the top award of Favorite Theatre in the Central New York Region. There were countless runners-up including longtime Pendragon alum Christopher Leifheit (Best Supporting Performer) and Kent Streed (Best Costume and Scenic Design).

 

For the full results of nominations and wins, visit https://www.pendragontheatre.org/

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Feb. 7 virtual event to feature author and illustrator of The Art + Science of A Warbler’s Journey

Warbler’s Journey book jacket

KEENE, NY – The Adirondack Land Trust on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 7–8 pm, is hosting The Art + Science of A Warbler’s Journey. This free virtual event features Pulitzer-Prize finalist, renowned ornithologist and author Scott Weidensaul and award-winning illustrator Nancy Lane.

 

In their children’s book, A Warbler’s Journey, Weidensaul’s story of a tiny warbler’s migration from the tropics of Central America to the Canadian tundra is brought to life through Lane’s oil paintings. They will provide an insider’s view of the unique collaboration behind this book, which was included on NPR’s 2022 “Books We Love” list.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Saranac Lake to host Pole-Pedal-Paddle Race on March 4

Saranac Lake 3P logo.

SARANAC LAKE, NY – A brand new mountain race – featuring skiing, biking, kayaking/canoeing, and running – will be held on Saturday morning, March 4th to highlight the abundant outdoor recreation opportunities in the region, organizers announced.

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Monday, January 23, 2023

“The Hearth,” exhibit of paintings by Michael Burpoe to open Feb. 3

watercolor painting

Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Artists Guild will present “The Hearth,” an exhibit of recent watercolor paintings by Michael Burpoe during the month of February. The show will open with a reception on Friday, February 3, from 5 to 8 p.m., and will run through March 14.

Michael Burpoe is an Adirondack artist, born and raised in Saranac Lake. A 2013 graduate of Saranac Lake High School, Michael enjoys painting expressive images of the area he grew up in. He studied graphic design at the Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2017. In 2020, Michael fell in love with watercolor painting during the initial quarantining stage of the pandemic when he lived alone and yearned for a form of escapism. He found peace of mind each night by painting the tranquil lakes and dynamic mountains of the Adirondacks in his dining room.  In his first solo show, he seeks to convey the unique feelings the Adirondacks give him, especially around Winter Carnival, which he participated in as a member of the Carnival Court in 2013.

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Monday, January 23, 2023

Adirondack Lake Survey Corp Merger into Ausable River Association is Complete

Phil Snyder in boat on Hope Pond

The governing boards of the Adirondack Lake Survey Corporation (ALSC) and the Ausable River Association (AsRA) announced that on January 1, 2023, the proposed merger between the two organizations had been finalized. Former ALSC Program Manager Phil Snyder has joined AsRA full-time, bringing extensive field science and laboratory experience to AsRA’s efforts in the Ausable watershed and to watershed throughout the Adirondack Park. Snyder serves as field research manager for the pilot of SCALE – the collaborative Survey of Climate Change in Adirondack Lake Ecosystems.

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

APIPP: Forest Pest Hunters training webinar set for Jan. 24

Lake George

ADIRONDACKS – Forest Pest Hunter volunteer Bill Widrig has reported more than 300 forest pest survey observations, and he isn’t done yet. Widrig was among the first to join the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program’s Forest Pest Hunters effort when it began in 2021.

 

“Our property on the lake has old growth hemlock, some over 200 years old, that are very special to us,” Widrig said. “As hemlock woolly adelgid is a threat to these trees and all other hemlocks in the Northeast, I felt that I could not in good conscience just stand by and do nothing to help stop the spread of this pest.”

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

APA opens comment period for projects under review

APA logo

The Adirondack Park Agency is accepting public comment on projects currently under review. The public is encouraged to go to the Agency’s website found at www.apa.ny.gov and click the Public Comment and Hearing Opportunities link in the News & Activities information box.

The link will direct the public to the Requests for Public Comment page where more information is located.  In addition, the public will find an option to electronically submit a comment for the posted projects.

Presently, the Agency is accepting comments on the following proposed projects:

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Early bird registration for North Country business conference ends Jan. 20

Nick Prechel, left, and Tyler Merriam recently purchased Adirondack Awards and Promotions in Lake Placid with the support of the North Country Center for Businesses in Transition partnership.

SARANAC LAKE, NY — A regional partnership focused on retaining small businesses in northern New York State will convene current business owners and potential buyers for a three-day educational and networking conference. The North Country Center for Businesses in Transition (CBIT) partnership invites aspiring business owners to attend its second Small Communities. Big Opportunities: Own a North Country Business Conference, which will be held in-person with a virtual option on February 12-14, 2023, in Saranac Lake, N.Y. on the heels of the Adirondack village’s ten-day Winter Carnival.

In-person events will take place at Hotel Saranac, where attendees can connect with current and aspiring business owners, business support professionals, and CBIT representatives. The conference will kick off with an opening reception before the Winter Carnival’s closing fireworks show. Registration for in-person and virtual attendance is open at www.northcountryopportunities.com.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Paul Smith’s College Clean Energy Certificate Approved by NYS Education Dept.

Paul Smith's College campus.

PAUL SMITHS, NY – The New York State Education Department recently approved Paul Smith’s College’s certificate in Clean Energy. The new 30-credit certificate trains and educates students in the rapidly growing fields of conservation and sustainable development, green construction, green business practices, conservation design, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.

In preparation for careers in these sectors, students will be provided with a program of study that integrates the natural, social, and management sciences. The certificate is firmly rooted in the core principles experiential learning promoted at Paul Smith’s College, ensuring that students will not only develop the theoretical underpinning necessary for a successful career in this field, but will also have hands-on experience of the realities of managing resources sustainably. Courses include effective college writing, introduction to nature and culture, renewable energy, and conservation design: green communities. The Clean Energy Certificate could be completed in only two full-time semesters.

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