OLD FORGE, NY – The Central Adirondack Association is pleased to announce the return of the Old Forge Winter Carnival on February 10-12. This family-fun weekend event will begin with an ice skating party from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 10 at the Joy Tract Road rink. Hot cocoa, music, and a roaring bonfire will be provided for your skating pleasure. Bring your own skates.
Adirondack Experience announces roundup of events
Adirondack Experience staff has recently announced a lineup of winter events including a Tasty Tales webinar with Chris Shaw, a Sensory Snowshoeing event, a Board Games in Blue event, A Place to Sit (or Not) – An Expression of Style virtual program that features speakers/artists Tim Fortune, Barry Lobdell, and Jonathan Sweet, and a member’s only snowshoe hike. See below for details about these events.
Rethinking Vacant Adirondack Prisons webinar set for Feb. 15
Those with Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) are excited to announce that they will host new webinars this winter and early spring. These programs are free and open to the public, and will feature a presentation followed by a Q&A period with attendees via Zoom. Pre-registration for each program is required. The first of these virtual events is called Rethinking Vacant Adirondack Prisons and it is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15 at 6 p.m.
2023 Doc Lopez Run for Health to Feature New 5K Trail Run, Registration Open
Elizabethtown, N.Y. – Registration for the 43rd Annual Doc Lopez Run for Health is now open. The event, scheduled for Sunday, April 30, 2023, includes the region’s only spring half marathon and a new 5K trail run.
“We’re thrilled to add a new element this year and hope to draw runners from around the region looking for a fun spring race,” said Sue Allott, race director and daughter of Robert “Doc” Lopez for whom the race is named. “The Doc Lopez race has always been a good excuse to get outdoors and celebrate springtime in the Adirondacks.”
Moonlight snowshoe walks at John Brown Farm State Historic Site on Feb. 5
All are welcome to enjoy moonlight snowshoe walks at the John Brown Farm Historic Site tomorrow, Sunday, February 5 beginning at 8 p.m. Participants of this moonlight snowshoe party will have the opportunity to walk the fields and forests of the John Brown trails under the light of the full moon. Folks are asked to bring their own showshoes and poles. This event is free and open to the public.
The John Brown Farm is located at 115 John Brown Road, a half mile north of State Route 73, in North Elba (2 miles east of the village of Lake Placid.) This event is sponsored by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Saratoga/Capital District – 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866.
For further information, contact the park office at (518) 523-3900 or email Brendan.email@example.com.
Photo at top: Snowshoes. Richard Monroe photo, Adirondack Almanack archive photo.
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival on tap through Feb. 12
The 2023 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is underway with a wide array of events for the whole family planned through Sunday, February 12. The carnival theme this year is “Roman around Carnival.” The Winter Carnival has grown into a 10-day festival that includes sports, performances, two parades and three sets of fireworks. The Carnival, organized by an all-volunteer group called the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, is a community-driven festival made possible by the efforts of several volunteers and sponsors.
APA accepting public comment on projects under review
RAY 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 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.
North Country Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition in national spotlight
SARANAC LAKE, NY — The North Country Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition was in the national spotlight recently for its work to enhance the quality and quantity of evidence-based chronic disease prevention and self-management services in northern New York.
The Georgia Health Policy Center’s grantee spotlight featured an interview with Ann Morgan, executive director of The Heart Network, which facilitates the Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition. The conversation highlighted the efforts made by coalition members to strengthen region wide programming for people with chronic disease.
Adirondack area organizations welcome new hires
Several Adirondack area organizations recently welcomed an allotment of new staff, including Champlain Area Trails (CATS), the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), The Hyde Collection, Silver Bay YMCA, and the Trudeau Institute.
Trudeau Institute President Atsuo Kuki Leaves Position, Chief Administrative Officer William Chapin named interim director
Saranac Lake—Atsuo Kuki has stepped away from his role as president and director of Trudeau Institute, after serving in the role for six years.
Chief Administrative Officer William Chapin, a 9-year Trudeau veteran, has been appointed the Institute‘s interim director.
ALCA Awarded $295,000 for ADK Quad-County SCR Arts Grant Program
BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY—The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $295,000 from the New York State Council on
the Arts (NYSCA) for ALCA’s Adirondack (ADK) Quad-County Region Statewide Community Regrants (SCR) Program for fiscal year 2023. The award, which resulted from an application by ALCA staff members in NYSCA’s “Support for Partnerships” category, represents a greater-than-125% increase in the arts center’s current SCR funding of $130,000. In providing the grant, NYSCA approved 100% of ALCA’s request for the additional $165,000.
Registration open for Adirondack Paddling Symposium set for June 16-19
SARANAC LAKE, NY — Registration is open for the 2023 Adirondack Paddling Symposium, June 16-19 in Saranac Lake.
Presented by NRS and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the Symposium is a comprehensive weekend of paddling instruction for beginners and intermediates, and includes course tracks for kayaks, pack boats, stand-up paddleboards and canoes. This year’s headquarters will be located at the Harrietstown Town Hall in downtown Saranac Lake.
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.
Tannery Pond Center announces series of coffeehouse concerts
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.
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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