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.


Saturday, September 16, 2023

Old Forge Library to host Autumn Equinox celebration, Meet-the-Candidates event

Old Forge, NY- Old Forge Library staff has recently announced that they will host a casual Meet-the-Town of Webb-Candidates event on the evening of Tuesday, September 19 to celebrate National Voter Registration Day, and an Autumn Equinox Celebration which is slated for Thursday, September 21. See below for more details about these events.

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

View to host Sept. 20 meeting regarding creation of Community Theatre

view arts buildingOld Forge, NY- View Arts Center is excited to announce that it will be starting a Community Theatre and will be holding its first Community Theatre Interest Meeting on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 5 p.m. View’s goal will be to produce plays and musicals that will star local talent found in Old Forge and the surrounding area.

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

North Country Community College opens Fall Semester with Full Dorms and Enrollment Growth


SARANAC LAKE
– North Country Community College launched the Fall 2023 semester with an increase in enrollment, full residence halls, growth in online class offerings, and a series of late-starting courses designed to prepare students for in-demand career opportunities.

“A new academic year brings with it much excitement and promise,” said college President Joe Keegan. “Our hopes are that our students start the year off strong and finish it stronger.” » Continue Reading.


Friday, September 15, 2023

Temporary Trail Closure: Cobble Hill in Lake Placid

 

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The Cobble Hill trail in Lake Placid will be closed Monday, September 18, through Thursday, September 21, to allow a professional trail crew to do rock and drainage work. The trail will re-open Friday, September 22.

The work is part of a multi-year project to make the hiking path safer and more enjoyable for hikers of a wide range of ages, experience and ability. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, September 14, 2023

Public invited to naming ceremony for John Thomas Brook in Onchiota, Sept.16

a stream on a cloudy day

Onchiota, NY — At noon on Saturday, September 16, there will be a public unveiling of a historic roadside marker to celebrate the recent naming of John Thomas Brook. The new name pays homage to 19th-century Black settler John Thomas, who escaped enslavement in Maryland and established a successful farm near the small stream in Vermontville, NY that was formerly known pejoratively as “N-word Brook” then as “Negro Brook.” Mr. Thomas, his wife Mary, and their son Richard are buried in Union Cemetery in Vermontville.

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

Buck Mountain Fire Tower Ribbon Cutting

Long Lake, NY – The Town of Long Lake in collaboration with Hamilton County, NY is excited to announce the opening of the Buck Mountain Fire Tower located in Long Lake, NY. This 1.2 mile (one- way) hike with 500 feet in elevation gain is located on South Sabattis Circle Road off NYS Route 30, eight miles north of the Long Lake Town center. There will be a ribbon cutting on Friday, September 15, 2023 at 1pm at the Buck Mountain Fire Tower Trail Parking Lot located on South Sabattis Road.

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

Fall foliage: The colors are coming out!

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This is the first 2023 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.

New York State’s 2023 fall foliage season is underway, with the first signs of the spectacular seasonal colors to come appearing in several regions, including the Adirondacks, Thousand Islands-Seaway, Catskills, and Chautauqua-Allegheny. This is according to the field reports from volunteer observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program. Foliage change in other areas of the state will be 5% or less.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Inlet Fall Festival set for Sept. 16 & 17, Adirondack Kids Day, Oct. 7

 

Smokey the Bear

Inlet, NY-  Fall in the Adirondacks can be a magical time for many, including residents and visitors alike. In the town of Inlet, two mainstay events are on the docket, offering an array of activities for the whole family to enjoy. The 30th annual Inlet Fall Festival will take place this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17, and the 11th annual Adirondack Kids Day is slated for Saturday, October 7. Please see details on these events below.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

LivingADK to host Town of Webb “Meet the Candidate” Night at View, Sept. 13

Old Forge, NY – LivingADK will again be hosting a Town of Webb Meet the Candidate Night on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 from 7 to 9 p.m.. at View Arts Center located at 3273 State Route 28 in Old Forge, NY. This event is created for the benefit of our electorate and is primarily for the contested seats within the Town of Webb although uncontested candidates are encouraged to participate. This evening is a more formal structure as compared to the Old Forge Library’s Voter Registration Day, Meet & Eat event scheduled for September 19 where the library will encourage residents to mingle and speak with the candidates in a relaxed setting.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Adirondack Experience to Host Second Xperience for All Inclusivity Event, Sept. 23

XPerience for all event.

Blue Mountain Lake, NY – Adirondack Experience (ADKX) announces the second annual “Xperience for All,” an inclusive recreational event that will take place on Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A celebration of outdoor activities, the welcoming event is designed to introduce outdoor opportunities to those who are new or not comfortable exploring the region’s woods and waterways on their own.

Visitors of all abilities can participate in workshops, games, hands-on demonstrations and presentations, all focused on providing a foundation to safely pursue recreation – from sports and birding to simply reflecting in nature – on their own. Admission will be free for all on event day. » Continue Reading.


Monday, September 11, 2023

APA accepting public comment on wireless stations permit process until Sept. 29

APA logo.

Ray Brook, NY-  The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is accepting public comment on a proposed new general permit to expedite the review for co-location, removal, or replacement of transmission equipment (eligible facilities requests) on existing wireless facilities or base stations inside the Adirondack Park that meet certain eligibility criteria.

Eligible facilities requests are defined under Section 6409 of the Spectrum Act of 2012 and implementing regulations 47 CFR 1.6100. They are considered any request for modification of an existing wireless tower or base station that does not substantially change the physical dimensions of such tower or base station.

The APA will accept public comment on proposed general permit 2023-G1 until September 29th, 2023.

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Monday, September 11, 2023

Touch a Truck set for Sept. 17 at Saranac Lake Civic Center

SARANAC LAKE – Kids of all ages will get to explore big trucks and emergency vehicles, learn how they work and sit in the driver’s seat as the Saranac Lake Civic Center hosts Touch a Truck from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17.

Police, fire departments, towns, villages, contractors and businesses will bring an assortment of trucks, safety and rescue vehicles, and heavy equipment to the civic center for this family-friendly event. Food vendors will also be on hand, there will be activities for the kids, and much more. » Continue Reading.


Monday, September 11, 2023

Paul Smith’s College VIC Announces New Sound-Focused Attraction

Forest Megaphone provides visitors with a unique way to experience nature.

Paul Smiths, NY – The Paul Smith’s College’s Visitors Interpretive Center (VIC) announced the completion of a Forest Megaphone on its accessible Barnum Brook Trail. The Forest Megaphone, an oversized wooden megaphone large enough for adults to sit or laydown in, amplifies surrounding natural noise for those seeking a deeper sensory experience in the outdoors. The VIC hopes the Forest Megaphone will prompt guests to focus on their soundscape (the combined sounds present at a location) and create a new way to interact with and appreciate nature. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, September 10, 2023

DEC, APA hold public comment periods for Rollins Pond & Golden Beach Campground & Day Use Area UMPs

Rollins Pond campground

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) are holding joint public comment periods to solicit comments for the Rollins Pond and Golden Beach Campground and Day Use Area Unit Management Plans (UMPs). The public is invited to submit input on the draft plans, which will guide future management of the facilities over the next five years and their conformance to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. Comments will be accepted until September 18, 2023.

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Sunday, September 10, 2023

First annual Clean Up Lake George Day set for Sept. 17

Clean Up Lake George Day logo

The Lake George Association invites residents, businesses, and visitors to help get rid of trash that harms the Lake’s water quality and aquatic life

Lake George, NY- The Lake George Association (LGA), in partnership with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, the Village of Lake George, and the Lake George Waterkeeper, will host the first annual “Clean Up Lake George” event on Sunday, September 17, 2023, in Lake George Village. Residents, businesses, and visitors are encouraged to participate in removing trash from the shoreline and in the water to protect water quality and aquatic plants and animals.

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