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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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Saturday, September 9, 2023

Cook Farm Welcomes All to Breakfast on the Farm

Owls Head NY – The Cook Farm is a small family operation, founded by first generation farmers Brandon & Laura Cook.

We raise a variety of livestock species including goats, pigs, turkeys, chickens, and ducks utilizing regenerative practices with an emphasis on the humane treatment of our animals. We are perhaps best known for the soaps that we make with our own goat’s milk. We sell our products at our farmstand and at local farmer’s markets. » Continue Reading.

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Forward Together Conference set for Oct. 5, register by Sept. 11

Lake Champlain Lake George Regional Planning Board logo

Lake George, NY – The region’s planning and economic development organization, the Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board (LCLGRPB) is hosting the 2nd annual Forward Together Conference on October 5th, 2023, at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid from 8 a.m. to noon. This half-day event focuses on issues that impact the region and its communities, and includes transportation funding and partnerships, community asset-based planning and revitalization opportunities, and small business assistance programs.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Chicago Storyteller Scott Whitehair to step on the Grange stage

Chicago Storyteller Scott Whitehair comes to the North Country September 15, 16 and 17, to perform and to teach the art of storytelling.


Essex NY — Storytelling is a human activity as old as the language itself; it is easy to imagine tales of personal adventure being shared among individuals, and histories and cultural traditions being passed down to younger generations around a fire.

 Today, stories can be spun before live audiences at events whose appeal is rapidly growing in the North Country, sponsored by organizations such as the Adirondack Center for Writing and North Country Public Radio (NCPR), which have teamed up to offer the Howl Story Slam, a live, spirited storytelling competition. And earlier this summer, NCPR began the HOWL podcast, hosted by Ethan Shantie, which features  podcasts shared  on stage during those competitions. » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Navy Band Northeast to perform Sept. 7 in Plattsburgh

Navy Band Northeast's Ceremonial Band performs a public concert at Washington Square Park in New York City in one of many public concerts supporting Fleet Week New York, 2018.

Navy Band Northeast will bring its public concert series to Plattsburgh, New York on Thursday, September 7, at the Strand Center Theater at 7:30 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public. Led by its Director, Lieutenant David Harbuziuk, the Pops Ensemble performs traditional concert band repertoire while raising public awareness of the Navy and the importance of naval service. The Pops Ensemble regularly features vocalists who perform patriotic classics and jazz standards. The ensemble seeks to delight and unite audiences of children, students, adults, and especially U.S. Military Veterans.

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Monday, September 4, 2023

40th running of the 90-Miler slated for Sept. 8-10

Racers ready for the day 1 start during a previous Adirondack Canoe Classic.

The Adirondack Canoe Classic — more commonly known as the 90-Miler — will celebrate its 40th anniversary Sept. 8-10, with over 250 boats and more than 700 paddlers.

The race is hosted by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) with support from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, dozens of businesses, nonprofits and communities, as well as countless volunteers. It takes paddlers on a three-day journey from Old Forge to Saranac Lake — the first 90 miles of the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

This event includes a full contingent of solo, tandem, four-person, and eight-person canoes as well as solo and tandem kayaks, one- and two-person guideboats, and stand-up paddle boards.

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Monday, September 4, 2023

Recipients Selected for Lake Placid Film Festival Student Summit Scholarship


Lake Placid, NY – Adirondack Film is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Lake Placid Film Festival Student Summit Scholarship. College students and recent graduates from across the United States and Canada applied for entry to the 2023 Inaugural program.

As part of the scholarship, recipients will attend the 2023 Lake Placid Film Festival (October 26-29) in a highly specialized program of educational panels and exclusive film screenings. Recipients will also receive complimentary room, board, and festival passes courtesy of Adirondack Film and its sponsors. » Continue Reading.

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Festival set for Sept. 30

Whitehall Sasquatch Festival ad for 2023

Whitehall, NY – Every year, a special festival gathers in the Washington County village of Whitehall. More than 2,000 people come to town for a chance to call and talk about the folklore-favorite Sasquatch. This month, they’ll do it again. Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Festival & Calling Contest returns to town from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 30. The calling contest is split into kids’ and adult categories, with pre-registration open now. In addition to competing for the title of “Best Sasquatch Caller,” visitors can expect an array of vendors, Sasquatch-centric authors, games, food, and a full beer garden. » Continue Reading.

Saturday, September 2, 2023

John Brown Farm to present living history performance of Harriet Tubman, Sept. 9

Charmaine Crowell-White will portray Harriet Tubman in a performance at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site.

On Saturday, September 9 at 2 p.m., the John Brown Farm State Historic Site will present a living history performance based on the life of Harriet Tubman. This program offers a close look into the life and achievements of Harriet Tubman (known also as General Moses), whose life was a monument to courage and determination that continues to stand out in American history. This event is free and open to the public, and will take place outdoors under the tent in the picnic area.

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