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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Weekly news roundup


Saturday, August 1, 2020

Citizen Advocates Behavioral Health Clinic in Malone adds on-site pharmacy

KPH Healthcare Services, Inc. has partnered with Citizen Advocates to announce the official opening of KinnectTM, an on-site pharmacy option within the Citizen Advocates behavioral health clinic in Malone.

“KinnectTM creates an environment where a patient can receive care and fill prescriptions in one convenient location,” said John M. Marraffa, Jr., R.Ph., VP of Government Affairs and Healthcare Services
Integrations, KPH Healthcare Services, Inc. “Bringing the pharmacy into the patient care setting not only removes the physical barrier between patients and their prescriptions, but it also helps eliminate fears surrounding the stigma of addiction and mental illness.  Fewer barriers mean better outcomes, uniquely positioning KinnectTM to help communities address urgent treatment needs.”

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Friday, July 31, 2020

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Adirondack Wild: Conservation of Whitney Park an Urgent Priority

Yesterday’s announcement by landowner John Hendrickson of  his intent to sell the remaining 36,000 acres of Whitney Park in Long Lake ought to command the immediate attention of state and private land conservation and planning organizations, says the non-profit advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

DEC Announces New Dates for Guiding License Exam

DEC logoThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that the Licensed Guides exam for anyone currently registered is now scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1. This exam will be offered to all applicants that previously signed up to take the exam. Out of an abundance of caution and to limit the community spread of COVID-19, DEC previously postponed examinations scheduled in March, April, May, and June. Exams for new applicants will be held Sept. 17. 

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

LPCA Presents Picnic Blanket Bingo

All are invited to participate in Picnic Blanket Bingo, hosted by the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on Aug. 6 at 5 p.m. This will be a unique and socially distanced fundraising event held in person at Northwood School. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased online until July 30 at the LPCA Website:

www.lakeplacidarts.org/support-arts/special-events-fundraisers/picnic-blanket-bingo

One ticket includes a picnic meal packed by Saranac Sourdough, blanket seating, one BINGO card per game, hand sanitizer and bug spray. After 10 rounds of bingo, all winners will receive a $100 gift certificate to a variety of local businesses. This event is to celebrate the role of arts in our community and all proceeds will go to supporting the mission and the future of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.


Monday, July 27, 2020

Adirondack invasive program focuses on knotweed

Each summer, the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) receives calls from landowners across the Park who want to know how to manage invasive species on their property. The most common question is, “how do I manage that ‘bamboo’?” Most often the plant in question is not bamboo, it is one of three species of knotweed that grow in the Adirondacks. 

To help community members learn how to identify these destructive invasive plants, prevent their spread, and manage infestations on their property, APIPP is hosting a free virtual learning event on Thursday, July 30 at 10 am. Visit www.ADKinvasives.com/Events to RSVP.

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Long Lake erects sign paying homage to painter Thomas Cole

A New York State Historic Marker was built at the Long Lake Town Beach in order to commemorate Hudson River School founder and painter Thomas Cole, who visited the town in 1846.

This newly installed sign is located at 1258 Main St. and was funded by a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for the New York State Historic Marker Program.

The project was spear headed by Historian and Adjunct Professor at SUNY New Paltz, P. Matthew DeLaMater, who is also a Long Lake part-time resident, as well as the Long Lake Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Director, Alexandra Roalsvig with support of the Long Lake Town Board.

DeLaMater researched and presented a lecture for the Long Lake Historical Society in 2015 that showcased Thomas Cole’s visit to Long Lake in 1846, identifying works which Cole created featuring landscapes reflected in his visits to the town. Thomas Cole is regarded as the founder of the Hudson River School, and one of the great American artists of the past. The school was part of an art movement that flourished mid 19th century and was known for its realistic and intricate portrayal of American landscapes and wildernesses, heavy with themes of romanticism.


Sunday, July 26, 2020

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Adirondack Land Trust to Host Virtual Conservation Series

The Adirondack Land Trust has announced three live, virtual programs to be held in August. The programs will feature land-protection staff, scientists studying the Adirondack Forests, and a conservation intern who will discuss the ups and downs of conservation fieldwork during COVID-19. The events will be free and open to the public. If you wish to register, or view more information you may do so by visiting the Adirondack land Trust Website.

The schedule is as follows:

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Help for NY’s Boating Industry During COVID-19

“For-hire” boating businesses: charter services, boat rentals, tour boats, and boats for-hire for leisure cruising, fishing or diving in New York State’s Adirondack region can request a set of free decals to temporarily attach to their boats to encourage public compliance with boating-specific COVID-19 safety precautions. There is no cost for the decals to qualified for-hire boating businesses.

The decals adhere to boat surfaces to note “Mask Required,” “Use Sanitizer,” “Wear It” with a life jacket symbol, and ”Keep Personal Belongings Personal”; others have a blank line to write a name with an erasable marker to designate person-specific areas aboard the vessel for each individual’s fishing pole or diving gear.

 

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Friday, July 24, 2020

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Town of Bolton and LGLC to Purchase Bradley’s Lookout

The Town of Bolton and the Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) have announced their intention to purchase a 62 acre parcel of land in the town known as Bradley’s Lookout. The Town will purchase the property from the LGLC upon completion of their acquisition expected to occur late this summer. The property will be encumbered by a conservation easement held by the LGLC.

The Hawkins family has owned the 62+/- acre property known as “Bradley’s Lookout” in Bolton since the 1970’s. The property contains 7 acres of wetlands, including half of the pond that is located on the Town of Bolton’s Community Center property. The remainder of the land is wooded, including many stands of healthy hemlocks. The land includes a 1000-foot summit that offers views of Lake George including Dome Island as well as Black Mountain, Shelving Rock, and the Sagamore. The name comes from the historical use of the property, as the Bradley family who ran a horse-riding business in town, brought their horses up the summit to allow visitors to enjoy the views.

Photo provided: View from Bradley’s lookout of Lake George

 


Thursday, July 23, 2020

Adirondack Lakes Arts Center presents virtual piano concert

The next livestream in Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts’ “ALCA-Seltzer Series: Relief from the Headaches of Social Distancing” features concert pianist Nicole Wang, who has been social distancing in Blue Mountain Lake since March, is providing Arts Center audiences with a concert of pieces by Chopin, Mozart, Debussy, and other composers, filmed at the Arts Center and played on the center’s Steinway.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

NCCC offers free webinars on financial, workplace topics

Saranac Lake’s North Country Community college will be hosting a free webinar workshop series during July. These workshops focus on financial literacy and workplace skills. They are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. via Zoom.  Pre-registration is required.

The first two webinars focused on budgeting your money and negotiating salary and benefits. This coming Thursday will feature Kyle Johnston, the vice president of marketing and enrollment at North Country Community College. His webinar is titled “Telecommuting in our New Virtual World.” Johnston will offer advice on the new norm, trends and what the future holds for telecommuting during Covid-19.

The last webinar on July 30, titled “Credit Reports and Credit Score” is hosted by Jerry Manor, Business Development manager for SeaComm. This webinar will offer tips for restoring bad credit and getting good credit.

Visit North Country Community College’s live page to register for the summer series at www.nccc.edu/live.



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