Keeseville, NY– The Adirondack Rural Revitalization Program (ARRP) guidelines and application form are now available on AARCH’s website. The Adirondack Rural Revitalization Program (ARRP) is supported in part by a Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant from the Historic Preservation Fund administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. This program will fund capital rehabilitation projects that foster community vibrancy and enhance sense of place within our region’s community and agricultural centers, with a focus on historic main street and agricultural buildings.
On Sunday, May 14, the men’s rowing teams from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY and Union College in Schenectady, NY will vie for the Great Adirondack Cup at the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1258 Main Street, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, NY. The men’s St. Lawrence crew team are coming off a busy weekend, having captured the first Liberty League Men’s Championship in Saratoga and bringing home the title of NYS champions after the Saints’ win over Army West Point Rowing.
Lake Placid, NY — ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is excited to announce that it has received funding for staff housing renovations from Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts Program. This support will help ADK provide additional housing to its 100 seasonal and full-time staff. In doing so, ADK will be able to welcome more young professionals into Adirondack communities who otherwise may not have been able to find housing in the area.
The Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., invites our community members to stop by and take part in this Spring’s Seed Library. There are a variety of seed packets and a few plants for people to take and use in their own home gardens. This spring we have a generous donation of propogated houseplants on offer as well. If you have seeds, seedlings or plants you’d like to donate and share, please drop them off.
Ray Brook, NY – The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2023. The meeting will be held at the Agency’s headquarters in Ray Brook, NY. The public is welcome to attend in person or remotely.
Public comment will be available to members of the public who attend the Agency meeting in person as well as those who participate remotely. If you would like the opportunity to make a public comment remotely, please email your name and the phone number used to call into the Board Meeting to AgencyMeeting.PublicComment@
On Thursday at 9:30 a.m., the Full Agency will convene for Executive Director Barbara Rice’s monthly report, public comment, and other procedural actions.
Paul Smith’s VIC to host May 11 discussion on how climate change, carbon sequestration impact forests
Paul Smiths, NY – The Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) will be hosting a free panel discussion on the impact of climate change and carbon sequestration in forests. The event will be on Thursday, May 11. The event is free and open to the public. The Adirondack Council’s Rewilding Advocate, John Davis, will lead a world-renowned panel of scientists on how the climate change crisis will impact carbon sequestration in forests, as well as the discussion between “young” and “old” forests and how each sequesters carbon.
Tupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center opened for its 2023 season on May 5. Off the heels of a USA Today Readers’ Award where it was voted Second Best Science Museum in the U.S., The Wild Center has expanded its offerings and activities with new exhibits and experiences. Among these are Backyard Wilderness – a film that captures the beauty and complexity of the natural world that exists just beyond your doorstep and Birdly – a state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) flying simulator.
Westport, NY — Three events on May 9 and May 13 will commemorate Black freedom and abolitionist history in the Adirondacks, connect our history with current human rights issues, and celebrate artists and the arts that bring us into meaningful conversation with our past and with one another. The birthday of abolitionist John Brown will be observed on Tuesday afternoon, May 9, with the unveiling of A Memorial Field with Ren Davidson Seward at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site. Later that evening, choreographer Tiffany Rea-Fisher will screen her dance film,
Geography of Grace, at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
The Railway Historical Society of Northern New York (RHSNNY) has announced its 2023 summer schedule for Speeder Rides beginning from their historic depot and museum in Croghan.
Rides will be offered on May 6, June 3, July 8, Aug 5, and Sept 9 from 10 AM until 3 PM on the half hour for $5/person or $10/family.
Zehr’s BBQ Chicken will also be available for take-out from 11:00 until 3:00 or until gone.
The roughly 3-mile, round-trip excursion towards Beaver Falls passes several historic sites such as an old milk station, cheese factory, and the location where AMF had a dry-kiln for shoe last and bowling pins. The speeder also passes over Black Creek with views to its confluence with the Beaver River from which Lake Lila and the Stillwater Reservoir flow.
Glens Falls, NY – The Hyde Collection is pleased to present three new spring exhibitions, sharing the works of dozens of outstanding artists. Opening Saturday, May 6, 2023, are the exhibitions: The Annual High School Juried Show 2023, Celebrating 60 Years: The Collector Charlotte Pruyn Hyde, and Recent Acquisitions. The exhibitions are open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 32nd Annual High School Juried Show 2023 showcases the artistic talent of young artists from Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton, and Essex counties. A jury composed of local art professionals reviews all submissions. High school artists employ diverse styles and mediums, including drawing, painting, digital illustration, photography, mixed-media, jewelry, sculpture, and ceramics.
Upper Jay, NY – The Ausable River Association (AsRA) and Adirondack Riverwalking will host two tree planting events this spring – May 5th and 12th. Volunteers will work alongside experienced teams planting native trees and shrubs to create a robust buffer at AsRA’s most recent stream restoration project in Upper Jay.The two groups invite the community to join them in restoring the streamside buffer on the East Branch Ausable River. “So many of our community members value the Ausable River and want to be involved in its protection,” said Carrianne Pershyn, Biodiversity Research Manager at AsRA. “Hosting events like tree plantings are a great way to get people involved and show them a tangible way to help in the community and at home.”
Plattsburgh, NY – The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a Division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, is thrilled to announce its selection as one of 30 statewide tourism partners awarded funding through the New York State EDA Tourism Partner Sub-Awards Grant Program. This two-year grant of $365,000 will be used to revitalize international travel to the Adirondack Coast, with a particular focus on attracting Quebec visitors.
Adirondack Research Consortium (ARC) will host the 27th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks on May 18 and 19 at the Conference Center at Lake Placid in Lake Placid, NY. This year’s conference will focus on “Climate Change in the Adirondack/North Country Region Mitigation, Adaption, and Implications.”
Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation is thrilled to welcome a new mascot at the Adirondack Loon Center at 75 Main Street in Saranac Lake. A very unique sculpture of a loon turning its eggs was created for the Loon Center by North Country School students and their art teacher, Larry Robjent of Robjent Sculptures. This spectacular bird is made of 100-percent recycled metal (with red golf ball eyes), including scrap construction materials and retired maple sap can lids. Before the students painted her, she was powder-coated by Saranac Lake’s own Matt Woodruff.
The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists that State Route 74 will be closed between U.S. Route 9 at Exit 28 of the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) and the intersection with State Route 9N/State Route 22 in the Town of Ticonderoga, Essex County, from 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, until 6 a.m. Monday, May 8, to facilitate the replacement of a culvert at Eagle Lake, weather permitting. The rain dates for this work and closure are from May 12 to May 15.
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