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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, September 14, 2022

Adirondack Wild meeting set for Paul Smith’s VIC on Oct. 14, Wilderness & Wild Stewardship Awards announced

Paul Smith’s, NY – The nonprofit advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve announces its Annual Meeting of Members and Friends will begin at 11 AM on Friday October 14, 2022, at the Paul Smith’s Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC), located at 8023 State Rt. 30 just north of Paul Smith’s College.

 

The event in the VIC auditorium runs from 11 AM to 3 PM and is free and open to the public. Please bring your own lunches. Light refreshments will be available.  Face masking is recommended.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Contemporary Iroquois art program set for Sept. 22 at Reamer Campus Center, Union College

UCALL and the Kelly Adirondack Center present a Contemporary Iroquois Art program with Colette Lemmon scheduled for Thursday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Reamer Campus Center at Union College in Schenectady. Refreshments will be available beginning at 5 p.m.

From the elegant beauty of baskets and antler carving to the thoughtful, occasionally provocative imagery of sculpture and painting, Iroquois art offers a window into the culture itself. Join us as we explore a wide range of contemporary Iroquois art and the inspiration, creative process, and purpose behind these amazing expressions. Rooted in the past but invested in the future, Iroquois art contains references to stories, values, history, cultural identity and the nearly insurmountable challenge of maintaining traditions in the face of change and assimilation.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Libraries partner with Mohawk art group to offer cultural programming

PLATTSBURGH — The Tsi ietsenhtha Plattsburgh Art Project and North Country libraries are presenting a series of events this fall to help build a bridge between the more than 4,000 Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people who live in Northeastern New York, and those who may be unfamiliar with their rich culture. The events, to be hosted by various local libraries, include storytelling, film, crafts and singing. They are designed to foster communication and understanding of diverse cultures, said Steve Kenworthy, director of the Clinton-Essex Franklin Library System (CEFLS).


Monday, September 12, 2022

Free Webinar “Forest Pest Hunters: Surveying for Beech Leaf Disease” Scheduled for Sept. 15

ADIRONDACKS—Beech leaf disease is in the Adirondacks, and scientists need help gathering data on the newly emerging forest pest. To teach community scientists how to identify and report beech leaf disease, the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program will host a free webinar from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, called “Forest Pest Hunters: Surveying for Beech Leaf Disease.”

 

Beech leaf disease was first detected in Ohio in 2012 and in New York state in 2018. In 2022, the state Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed the presence of beech leaf disease in over 30 counties in New York including Herkimer County, the first documented infestation in the Adirondack region.  Beech leaf disease can kill mature beech trees in six to 10 years, while young trees can be killed in as little as two to three years.

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Monday, September 12, 2022

12th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival set for Sept. 23-25

Indian Lake, NY – The 12th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival (GAMF) , New York State’s premier and only moose-themed fete, offers visitors of all ages a fantastic Adirondack experience. Held in Indian Lake, in the heart of the Adirondack Park, moose-themed family fun activities will be the main attraction during the weekend of September 23, 24, and 25. During the festival, visitors are encouraged to explore the region’s peaks, valleys, rivers, and lakes and revel in the burst of Adirondack fall colors.

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Monday, September 12, 2022

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Calling for 2023 Farmer Grant Proposals

The call for 2023 Northeast SARE farmer grants is now available. Approximately $750,000 has been allocated to fund projects for this grant cycle. Awards typically range from $5,000 to $30,000, depending upon a project’s complexity and duration. The online system for submitting proposals will open on Oct 1, 2022. Proposals are due no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on November 15, 2022.

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Sunday, September 11, 2022

ADK releases new edition of winter outings guidebook

snowshoe and ski guidebookADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has released a new edition of its winter guidebook, Ski and Snowshoe Trails in the Adirondacks, by Tony Goodwin. 

First published in 2003, the second edition of ADK’s winter guidebook is a comprehensive collection of fifty popular and lesser-known adventures for all ability levels throughout the Adirondack Park. It includes the iconic trips like Mount Marcy and the Whiteface Mountain Toll Road, as well as lesser-known destinations, such as Hoffman Notch, Berrymill Flow, and Moxham Mountain.

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Adirondack Architectural Heritage Preservation Awards, annual meeting set for Sept. 17

The Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards event will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the recently-rehabilitated Sandy Hill Arts Center in Hudson Falls, NY.

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

29th annual Inlet Fall Festival set for Sept.17, 18

The 29th annual Inlet Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, September 18 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at Fern Park on South Shore Road. Musical entertainment will be provided by Shaded Grass Bluegrass on Saturday, playing 3 one-hour sets at 10:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

UPDATED: Watch for Closure on Route 86 in Ray Brook Sept 18

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UPDATE: The closure, which will facilitate the replacement of large culvert over the Little Ray Brook, begins Sept. 18 and is expected to last until Friday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m., weather permitting.  

 The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is advising motorists that State Route 86 in Ray Brook in the Town of North Elba, Essex County, will be closed just west of the intersection of McKenzie Pond Road (County Route 33) from to facilitate the replacement of large culvert over the Little Ray Brook.

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

North Creek: Tannery Pond Center announces lineup of Fall events

The Tannery Pond Center (TPC) in North Creek has announced a lineup of Fall events to suit a wide variety of interests. The center will host a series of five workshops designed to inspire participants to delve into their creativity to create one-a-kind works. Also on the docket for this Fall, is the center’s Rockin’ Roots Community Social, a free community event that will be held on October 1. The social will feature live music, a creative cake contest, kids’ activities, artist demonstrations, food trucks, and more.

Space is limited for the workshops, and discounts are offered for those who opt to register for multiple events. For more information, click here.

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism Conducts Local Tourism Impact Survey

Crowd at the Beach for lake placid ironmanLAKE PLACID, NY – The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism is seeking feedback from residents and business owners within Essex and Hamilton counties, along with the villages of Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake regarding their perception of how tourism affects the region.

The survey will capture business owners’ and residents’ perceptions and opinions about a number of topics as they relate to tourism within the region. It seeks to better understand sentiment regarding tourism-related activities and impacts that contribute positively to the local economy and social environment within the region, along with topics that may be a source of concern.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council to offer free Stewards of the Water program on Sept. 10

The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) has announced a special event featuring Stewards of the Water, a book composed and published by the Assembly Point Water Quality Coalition. The event will take place on Saturday, September 10 from noon to 2 p.m. at LARAC, located at 7 Lapham Place in Glens Falls. The LARAC is also currently highlighting an extensive art exhibit by water colorist, Tom Ryan, who illustrated Stewards of the Water. Several authors of the book will discuss the various impacts of 170 years of environmental activism on Lake George.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Summit stewards see rebound in hiker numbers 

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In its 2022 midseason report, the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program reported a modest rebound in hiker contacts between May and July. The program stated that summit stewards spoke to an average of 81 hikers per day over that time period on Marcy, Algonquin, Wright, and Cascade, the four peaks with the most coverage by stewards. By comparison, the 2021 average was 62 hikers a day.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Adirondack Council’s State of the Park Report: Adirondack Park is “Stressed and Challenged”

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. – The past year has been a period of great change and emotional strain for the Adirondack Park’s natural wonders, its residents and its visitors, according to the Adirondack Council’s annual State of the Park report, entitled Stressed and Challenged.

 

“This year’s report is a bit different than those in past years,” said Adirondack Council Executive Director William C. Janeway.  “We spent more time considering the impacts of government decisions on the future of democracy and human rights than we have needed to before. Conservation demands a basic respect for all life, a desire to constantly improve our relationships with other people and the natural world.  Those are not priorities in places where democracy is absent or endangered.”

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