Almanack Contributor Community News Reports

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.


Wednesday, February 8, 2023

2023 Old Forge Winter Carnival set for Feb. 10-12

Cardboard sled race participants

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.


Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Adirondack Experience announces roundup of events

ADKX Member Snowshoe Hike participants.

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.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Rethinking Vacant Adirondack Prisons webinar set for Feb. 15

Rethinking Prisons webinar

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.

Sponsored by AARCH and John Brown Lives!, this webinar focuses on currently vacant Adirondack prisons that feature historic buildings, and the communities that emerged in and around these institutions. As the state considers new uses for these storied sites, AARCH will bring together multiple perspectives for a dialog on repairing economic health and social well-being involving communities of New Yorkers affected by these institutions. The discussion will touch on appropriate interpretation and the adaptive use potential in these sites that will strengthen and restore communities.
Interested parties may register online at this link. 
This webinar panel is free and open to the public, thanks to generous funding from a Humanities New York Action Grant. To learn more about AARCH, please visit: https://aarch.org/
Photo at top courtesy of Adirondack Architectural Heritage.

Monday, February 6, 2023

2023 Doc Lopez Run for Health to Feature New 5K Trail Run, Registration Open

The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital logo.

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.”

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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Moonlight snowshoe walks at John Brown Farm State Historic Site on Feb. 5

snowshoesAll 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.mills@parks.ny.gov.

Photo at top: Snowshoes. Richard Monroe photo, Adirondack Almanack archive photo.

 


Saturday, February 4, 2023

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival on tap through Feb. 12

Fireworks at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

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.

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

APA accepting public comment on projects under review

APA logo 

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.

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

North Country Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition in national spotlight

The Heart Network logo

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.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

ALCA Awarded $295,000 for ADK Quad-County SCR Arts Grant Program

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, NY.

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.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Registration open for Adirondack Paddling Symposium set for June 16-19

Adirondack Paddling Symposium participants.

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.

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Monday, January 30, 2023

World Cup Ski Jumping Competition Returns to Lake Placid Feb. 10-12

lake placid ski jumpingLAKE PLACID, NY – The New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) will host the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) Ski Jumping World Cup on February 10-12, 2023, at the Olympic Jumping Complex.

Who:  

The FIS Ski Jumping World Cup field features the best men’s ski jumpers in the world vying for podium finishes and points in the overall World Cup standings in two individual competitions and a Super-Team event. Jumpers from Poland, Austria, and Norway have dominated the top of the World Cup standings this season, with Olympic gold medalist Ryoyu Kobayashi of Japan and Olympic medalist Karl Geiger of Germany not far off. Poland is led by Dawid Kubacki, Piotr Zyla and Kamil Stoch. Kubacki is a three-time Olympian who won bronze medals at the Pyeongchang and Beijing Games. Halvor Egner Granerud, Marius Lindvik, and Robert Johansson lead the way for Norway, while Stefan Kraft, Manuel Fettner, Michael Haybock, Jan Horl, and Daniel Tschofenig top the Austrian contingent. Lindvik soared to the large hill Olympic gold medal in Beijing in 2022. Erik Belshaw, an 18-year-old from Steamboat Springs, Colo., has been the top World Cup jumper for the United States team this season, with Andrew Urlaub and Olympians Decker Dean and Casey Larson also on the U.S. National Team.

 

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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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