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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Shop local for the holidays

Show your love of local businesses

It has been nearly two years since the COVID-19 pandemic entered our communities, and small businesses are still coping with disruptions it has caused.

As we prepare for another unusual holiday season, it’s important to remember how much our support means to local businesses and the communities they serve.

Whether you do most of your shopping online or in brick-and-mortar stores, please remember to #clicklocal, #shoplocal and #eatlocal. Your support makes all the difference.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Raquette Lake to hold public meeting regarding lake management plan

Raquette Lake2nd and Final Public Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2021 to be held via Zoom

RAQUETTE LAKE, NY – The Raquette Lake Preservation Foundation (RLPF) and Northeast Aquatic Research (NEAR) have been working with governmental, NGO, academic and community partners to develop a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for over two years.   The study has inventoried the current environmental conditions and aquatic plant life in the lake. NEAR is recommending management priorities for protecting the water quality of the lake, including aquatic invasive species prevention and management; the expansion of research partnerships; and increased public education and awareness of water science. 

RLPF would like to encourage anyone interested to come learn more about NEAR’s findings and recommendations from this in-depth process. Please come and join us from the comfort of your home or office as we discuss the Lake Management Plan that is being developed for Raquette Lake to combat Invasive Species.  Public input has been critical to the final plan which will be completed in December 2021.  Ask questions, and hear about the work completed so far.  Let your voice be heard!

Email [email protected] to receive a zoom link to the presentation.

Photo of Raquette Lake by Dave Gibson/Almanack file photo

 


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Ti Festival of Trees runs Nov. 26 to Dec. 31

festival of treesThe Ticonderoga Historical Society invites the public to visit the Annual Festival of Trees, taking place at the Hancock House through December 31.

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Monday, November 22, 2021

Town of North Elba supports crucial community trail project 

mount jo

Lake Placid, NY — The Town of North Elba has awarded ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) a $50,000 grant from the Local Enhancement & Advancement Fund (LEAF) to improve accessibility on the Mt. Jo Long Trail.

Serving over 15,000 hikers a year, Mt. Jo is an iconic mountain in North Elba that is often visited by first-time outdoor recreators and used as a classroom for ADK’s fourth grade school outreach program. However, the Long Trail—one of two approaches to the summit—is severely damaged, creating challenging conditions for hikers. 

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Champlain Area Trails to Open Spirit Sanctuary Trail

Hikers enjoy a sneak peek of the new trail at Spirit Sanctuary.

WESTPORT – Champlain Area Trails (CATS) will host a trail opening hike on the new Spirit Sanctuary Trail in Essex, on Saturday, November 27th at 10 a.m.  

The Spirit Sanctuary Trail is a one-mile there-and-back trail that begins on Cook Road, about 1.3 miles west of NYS Route 22 in Whallonsburg. It goes through the new “green” cemetery, then along a forested little ridge overlooking a wetland and connects to the popular CATS Black Kettle Trail. Hikers can continue on this 1-mile loop trail with beautiful views, cliffs, big trees, and a scenic brook and then return through the Sanctuary. 

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

‘Adirondack Mac’ Will Serve as Official Mascot for World University Games

adirondack mac the new mascot for lake placid fiosu world university games

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that Adirondack Mac will serve as the official mascot for the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games. The moose mascot was designed by Kristina Ingerowski, a sophomore at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a native of Farmington, Ontario County. Mac will appear in various forms including a live, costumed character; as merchandise including toys, stuffed animals, apparel and other souvenirs; and in promotional materials. The Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games are scheduled for January 12-22, 2023.

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Monday, November 15, 2021

Online auction supports Northern Forest Canoe Trail

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) will host its annual online auction Nov. 15-30 to support stewardship and programming along the 740-mile water trail that connects New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Quebec.

The auction features gear and experiences donated by businesses, organizations and artisans across the Northern Forest region. This year’s feature item is a Nova Craft Pal 16-foot recreational canoe, donated by White Rose Canoe.

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Saturday, November 13, 2021

Adirondack Wild: Resort Developer Fails to Deliver Requested Information to APA

proposed jay resortA Miami, Florida developer has sent the NYS Adirondack Park Agency Part 1 of an application for a proposed 350-acre resort in Jay, NY near Whiteface Mountain and Lake Placid.  However, in this Part 1 phase of review the developer has failed to provide the most basic of requested resource information needed to evaluate project impacts.

In their comment letter to the Agency Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, a nonprofit Park wildland advocate, states that the application for up to 120 residential units near the East Branch of the Ausable River fails to comply with the Agency’s review criteria, including protection of open space, wildlife, and habitat resources, and in accordance with the objectives of conservation design.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Fort William Henry 2021 Field of Flags Ceremony

fort william henry field of flags

The Fort William Henry is hosting a Veterans Day Field of Flags Ceremony. The observance commemorates our American military, past and present, for their service and sacrifice. More than 8,000 flags are proudly displayed on The Fort William Henry’s west lawn this year through Friday, November 12, 2021. The field offers time to reflect, a place for healing, and a moment of peace.

A formal acknowledgment and musket salute will occur on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 11 am. Refreshments will follow in The Village Blacksmith Restaurant. » Continue Reading.


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Sunday, November 7, 2021

Murder mystery set in the Adirondacks

murder mysteryBACK DIRT unfolds in Ski Country in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York. A murder suspect from Colorado has surfaced there. Does an archaeological dig for old bones at the Battle Ax Ski Resort find fresh blood? Television reporter JC Snow digs for the truth at the winter hot spot.

The author, Phil Bayly has been a journalist for over four decades.

He anchored the #1 rated morning news at WNYT-TV in the state capitol of New York, Albany, for fifteen years.

He was also a reporter at KJCT-TV in Grand Junction, Colorado and WTAJ-TV in Pennsylvania.

He’s been a skier his entire life, much of that time enjoyed as a ski racer. Sometimes he was fast. Many times, he wasn’t fast enough.

Phil was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois.  He was educated at Denver University and Colorado State University. He now lives in Saratoga County, NY with his wife.

More info: https://www.murderonskis.com/


Thursday, November 4, 2021

Warren County Leads Effort to Increase Adirondack Broadband Coverage

broadband map

EDC Warren County recognizes the vital role broadband plays not only in economic development but in critical aspects of everyday life such as education, health care, and connection. EDC has brought together a community of carriers, elected officials, not-for-profits, and everyday citizens, working together in the north country. » Continue Reading.


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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Silver Bay YMCA to reopen Ticonderoga teen center in 2022

Silver Bay YMCA Ticonderoga teen center

The Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center is happy to  announce it will be reopening its impactful teen center in Ticonderoga in 2022, Chief  Executive Officer Steve Tamm stated. 

“The decision was an easy one to make. We heard loud and clear from the community that  our teen center was missed and numerous studies indicate that children have suffered from  isolation throughout this pandemic. Our discussions with Councilman Mark Russell, Chair of  the Ticonderoga Youth Commission, have been so very positive since we started our re opening discussions back in late 2020,” said Tamm.  

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Essex resident lauded for lifetime of community service

ron jackson

ESSEX — Longtime Essex volunteer Ron Jackson received the Francisca Irwin Award for Community Service at an Aug. 24 ceremony. The award, named for Francisca “Frisky” Paine Irwin, was presented to Jackson by the Essex Community Fund at Adirondack Foundation.

Jackson was recognized for over seven decades of selfless service to his community. As part of the award, he was given $1,000 from the Essex Community Fund to donate to a charity of his choosing — the Essex Volunteer Fire Department.

“I caught community service from my family,” Jackson said, “and it has stuck.”

Over 60 of Jackson’s friends and neighbors joined him for the reception, hosted at the CFES Brilliant Pathways Center in Essex. He is the third recipient of the Irwin Community Service Award since it was established in 2019; Donna Sonnett and Sally Johnson are previous recipients.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Two Paul Smith’s College athletes named to World University Games team

Dolcie Tanguay, of Fort Kent, Maine, and Diego Schillaci, of New Paltz, N.Y., are student athletes at Paul Smith's and will compete in the biathalon in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Paul Smith’s College and US Biathlon have announced that two student/athletes at the College of the Adirondacks have been named to the 2021 World University Games team.

Dolcie Tanguay, of Fort Kent, Maine, and Diego Schillaci, of New Paltz, N.Y., will compete in Lucerne, Switzerland. The Games are set for Dec. 11-21 in the Swiss city and the six cantons in the central region of the country. The event was delayed 11 months due to the pandemic.

“We are thrilled for Dolcie and Diego,” said Max Cobb, US Biathlon President and CEO. “The opportunity to compete with the top student biathletes from around the world is incomparable, and we know it will inspire them as well as being a tremendous educational experience. They will represent Paul Smith’s College and our country really well.”

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Monday, November 1, 2021

Adirondack 46ers give back to ADK trails program 

summit steward46ers support ADK professional trail crew for 21st consecutive year 

For the twenty-first consecutive year, the Adirondack 46ers have pledged support for ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) professional trail crew by announcing a $46,000 donation to fund trail projects in the High Peaks Wilderness for the 2022 season. This is in addition to a 2020 commitment to donate $25,000 a year to ADK for the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program through 2023. » Continue Reading.



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