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Community News

Community news stories come from press releases and other notices from organizations, businesses, state agencies and other groups. Submit your contributions to Almanack Editor Melissa Hart at editor@adirondackalmanack.com.


Friday, October 7, 2022

The Hyde Introduces Two New Exhibitions and a New Film Series

Glens Falls, NY – The Hyde Collection is pleased to announce that the best British Theatre and Great Art from around the world are available to experience On Screen @ The Hyde. Beginning October 8, 2022, The Hyde Collection is the exclusive Capital Region area venue for this thrilling film series of great plays and exceptional art. Whether you show up for serious drama, romcoms, sold-out theatre hits, or award-winning
documentaries, we bring you unmissable experiences filmed live from Britain’s most exciting stages or captured from destinations worldwide. You’ll always have the best seat in the house at The Hyde Collection. Whether you’re watching Arthur Miller’s captivating The Crucible, Shakespeare’s romantic comedy of sun, sea, and mistaken identity in Much Ado About Nothing, or touring the legendary city of Venice and its museums, streets, and canals – you’ll be at the heart of the action.

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

ADK connects kids to nature through Marie L. Haberl School Outreach Program

Lake Placid, NY —ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has started its 19th year of connecting kids to nature through Marie L. Haberl School Outreach Program: Three Seasons at Heart Lake. Last week, ADK staff began welcoming students to Heart Lake by introducing them to the wonders and science of fall foliage on a hike up Mt. Jo.

Since the program was founded in 2003, ADK has partnered with elementary schools around the Adirondack Park, many of which represent underserved communities, and served over 4,000 students. This year’s cohort includes 12 schools and 355 students.

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Projects before the APA up for public comment

APA logoPublic comment is invited for the following projects under review by the Adirondack Park Agency. Notices are sorted by comment period ending date. If a public hearing is scheduled for a project, the hearing date, time, and location will be listed.

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Fall foliage report: Peak (or near-peak) conditions

foliage map week 4This is the fourth 2022 I LOVE NY Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon.

Gorgeous peak fall colors are expected in the Adirondacks this weekend, with beautiful near-peak leaves to be found throughout most of the Catskills, plus parts of the Chautauqua-Allegheny, Thousand Islands-Seaway, and Finger Lakes regions, according to field observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Adirondack Rail Trail Association appoints Brian Woods as Executive Director

The Adirondack Rail Trail Association (ARTA) has announced the appointment of Brian Woods as its Executive Director. Brian comes to ARTA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, NY where he served as Manager of Student Services from June 2016. While there, Brian served on RPI’s Administrative Leadership Team and developed external partners and employer relations.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Trail Towns update planned for Adirondack Rail Trail, meeting set for Oct. 12 in Saranac Lake

The Adirondack Rail Trail Association (ARTA), the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce, and the New York State Snowmobile Association will hold a “Trail Towns” update on the status of the Adirondack Rail Trail for Tri-Lakes businesses and community leaders on October 12 at 3 p.m. in the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake. The presentation and subsequent discussion will share ideas with attendees on how the communities and businesses along the corridor can coordinate their visitor services, outreach and messaging, and common support services as the rail trail comes to life.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

North Country Nicotine Consultants provides resources to help smokers quit 

SARANAC LAKE — A region-wide collaboration is providing resources and consultation services to health care providers to increase delivery of comprehensive, evidence-based treatment for nicotine addiction.

North Country Nicotine Consultants (NCNC) is a service administered by The Heart Network and Glens Falls Hospital with support from the state’s Health Systems for a Tobacco Free New York program. NCNC works in partnership with health care systems to develop and support the consistent and effective identification and treatment of tobacco users. Special consideration is given, but not limited to, those that serve disparate populations with low-income, low-educational attainment and/or behavioral health care needs.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Homeward Bound Adirondacks Awarded $750,000 VA Suicide Prevention Grant

 

 

On September 19, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Homeward Bound Adirondacks (HBA) will be receiving $750,000 to support suicide prevention services for local Veterans and their families. The funding is being provided through the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program authorized through the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act.

In announcing the award, the Veterans Administration said that it “is continuing its mission of preventing Veteran suicides by partnering with community organizations across the country.” Homeward Bound Adirondacks was one of 80 awardees nationwide. Mark Moeller, Chair of the HBA Board of Directors, expressed his appreciation to the VA on behalf of all North Country Veterans.

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Monday, October 3, 2022

The Heart Network receives grant to expand chronic disease prevention and management services

SARANAC LAKE — The Heart Network, on behalf of the North Country Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition, has received a grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to support increased access to evidence-based chronic disease prevention and self-management services across the region.

 

The Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant, awarded earlier this year, will also support Coalition efforts to prepare for contracting with health care payers such as insurance companies. This contracting ability will allow members of the Coalition to be reimbursed for the work they do and ensure that long-term efforts to provide more chronic disease prevention services will be sustainable.

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Monday, October 3, 2022

Long Lake Opens Next Phase of Mountain Biking/Hiking Trails

The Town of Long Lake has opened phase two of the Mt. Sabattis Mountain Bike/Shared-Use Trail system, adding another two plus kilometers of trails to the existing two kilometers of trails. The two new trails include an intermediate climbing trail from the base parking lot up from the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area Tennis Courts and Geiger Arena leading up to the Pavilion parking lot. The second expert trail leads off from the established Black and Blue intermediate trail and crisscrosses the fields and woods before reaching the Mt. Sabattis Overlook and scenic view of Long Lake.

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Adirondack Loon Celebration set for Oct. 9 at Paul Smith’s VIC

Saranac Lake, NY– The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation invites one and all to celebrate Common Loons, one of the most fascinating Adirondack icons, at the Paul Smith’s College VIC (8023 NYS Rte. 30) from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 9. This free, fun-filled day will feature activities for the whole family, including:

 

1-4:30 pm: Meet the Adirondack Loon Center staff, enjoy delicious food by Adirondack BBQ ($), a silent auction featuring beautiful loon-related items, a scavenger hunt, and children’s crafts.

1:00 pm: Poetry Reading and Book Signing by Yvona Fast, author of Loon Summer

1:15 pmLoon Calling Contest

2:00 pm: Presentation by Jennifer Denny: A Year in the Life of a Loon

2:30-3:30 pm: Presentation by Dr. Jay Mager: A Light Lesson in Loon Music

3:30-4:30 pm: Music by Sara Milonovich and Greg Anderson

4:30 pm: Hornbeck Canoe raffle drawing

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Adirondack Artists Guild to feature Jeanne Danforth exhibit in October

“Every Which Way the Wind Blows,” an exhibit of recent paintings by Jeanne Danforth, will be the featured show at the Adirondack Artists Guild during the month of October. The exhibit opens on Friday, October 7, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

 
Known for her ability to depict the flora and fauna of the natural world as well as for her renditions of farm animals, Danforth has created a new body of work in oil and acrylic.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Adirondack Land Trust welcomes Director of Communications, new board members

Adirondack Land Trust has recently announced the return of  Connie Prickett  as Director of Communications, as well as welcomed new board members, Brian Majeski and Catherine McGraw.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Adirondack Council thanks NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus for successful session

adirondack council new logoLAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Adirondack Council today thanked the members of the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus for again holding its fall retreat inside the Adirondack Park and for the amazing list of accomplishments achieved in partnership with the Adirondack Council and other conservation organizations over the past year.

The caucus held its fall retreat in Lake Placid in 2021, which was the first time it held its annual retreat outside of Albany.  The Council held a reception this year at Smoke Signals restaurant to honor caucus achievements with friends and supporters on the eve of their return to the Adirondacks.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Fall foliage: Rain seems to have boosted the color change

foliage report wk 3

This is the third 2022 I LOVE NY Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon.  

In the Adirondacks, Franklin County foliage spotters in Tupper Lake and Mt. Arab expect 55-60% color change this weekend with muted to average fall colors of carmine, beet, cranberry, marmalade, marigold, apricot, daffodil, pineapple, banana, amber, and auburn. Recent precipitation seems to have invigorated leaf transition, which is expected to be at midpoint of change. Foliage should also be at midpoint of change in Saranac Lake, with around 50% leaf transition and a good mix of fall colors including pops of red, orange, and shades of purple. In the northern portion of the county, spotters in Malone predict 30% leaf change with red, orange, and yellow leaves of average brilliance.

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