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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Youth-oriented events coming up at Wild Center

Homeschool Days

The Wild Center invite sHomeschool families and students learning at home to come visit at a special rate on the next two Wednesdays (September 30, and October 7). When registering for your timed tickets ahead of time simply enter the coupon code HOMESCHOOL2020 at check out for 50% off. Due to COVID-19 regulations, please visit as a family unit rather than a class/group.

Click here to make reservations and read the know before you go information.

These events are sponsored by Membership at The Wild Center. Click here to sign up

Youth Have Power Series

Starting tonight, join The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program for an exciting new event series – Youth Have Power: Plugging Into Climate Action. This isn’t your typical virtual event … it’s time to kick-off Youth Have Power! Join this event to meet some of the youth involved in planning Youth Have Power and hear what’s in store for the next few months. Most importantly, get inspired by two high-energy speakers, climate organizer John Paul Mejia and Director of Drawdown Learn, Dr. Elizabeth Bagley as they discuss the Project Drawdown roadmap to reversing climate change and the role youth can play in making it happen.

This event is open to the public and will be streamed on Facebook Live. Visit www.wildcenter.org/youth-have-power to learn more and register.


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

RESCHEDULED: Lake Placid Sinfonietta Hosts World Renowned Concert Pianist

REPOSTING DUE TO NEW DATE: The Lake Placid Sinfonietta will be holding a YouTube Live “Conversation and Concert” on Saturday, October 10 at 5 PM, featuring Sara Davis Buechner. (Note: rescheduled from original Sept. 26 date).

Buechner will be broadcasting from her Philadelphia home. You may view this event by searching for the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s YouTube page, or by going to www.LakePlacidSinfonietta.org. No registration is required to view the event.

Buechner has appeared multiple times in the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s past concerts, and was scheduled to appear the prior summer, but had her performance cancelled due to Covid-19.

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Public art installation makes for perfect rainy-day activity 

Saranac Lakers might’ve noticed that words appear before their eyes on sidewalks through downtown Saranac Lake when it rains. How did it come to be there? Two groups came together to make something magical happen–the Raining Poetry Project.

The Adirondack Center for Writing and the Saranac Lake Arts and Culture Advisory Board partnered to bring this project to life. Inspired by similar projects across the country, the collaboration brings unique public art installations to Saranac Lake.

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Spinning cream into Gold

Learn about how high-quality cultured butter is made, in this piece by Kelsie Meehan for Adirondack Harvest. Meehan is the owner and butter-maker of Gold Bar Butter. She has been milking cows and making cultured butter since 2012.

Read more: https://adirondackharvest.com/churning-up-gold-in-the-adirondacks/

Photo: Kelsie Meehan pours cultured cream into the churn. Photo by Lisa Godfrey for Adirondack Harvest.


Sunday, September 27, 2020

Weekly news roundup

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Adirondack Wayfinder helps inspire road tripping

The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) is pleased to announce the launch of Adirondack Wayfinder, a new website that showcases the Adirondacks through thematic road trip itineraries. Originally developed through the support of a DEC Smart Growth Grant awarded to Hamilton County, the goal of Adirondack Wayfinder is to help highlight the variety of experiences and the unique communities that make up the Adirondack region.

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

ANCA hosts virtual clean transportation summit

electric car charges at a downtown Saranac Lake EV charging station provided by ANCAAdirondack North Country Association (ANCA) is gearing up for a virtual summit that will advance clean transportation — a key ingredient to the state’s low-carbon future.

“Clean Transportation: the Adirondack ON-RAMP,” will focus on topics including EV infrastructure, public transportation and commercial vehicles, as well strategies and policies for making clean transportation more accessible for residents and communities in northern New York.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will be the summit’s keynote speaker. She will speak about the North Country’s clean transportation efforts in relation to New York State’s goals, incentives and policies, including the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Craigardan’s 4th annual Harvest Celebration

Craigardan invites you take part in their fourth annual Harvest Celebration fundraiser, which will be held online this year.

Based in Elizabethtown, Craigardan is a community educational center at the intersection of art, ecology, food and farming.

Yearly, with help, Craigardan raise almost $30,000 each year for their interdisciplinary program in the Adirondacks. They work hard to support artists, farmers, chefs, writers, scholars, and craftspeople in the community and around the country.

For this year’s “Dinner (not) in the Field,” organizers have created a menu of giving options, which you can visit by clicking here.


Friday, September 25, 2020

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Adirondack fall foliage reaching midpoint

This fall foliage report for Sept. 23-29 comes courtesy of I LOVE NY

Franklin County

In the Adirondacks, Tupper Lake and Mt. Arab spotters in Franklin County report that recent frosty nights have brought out the fall colors and the foliage change will be at least 50-55% this weekend.

Some areas expect even greater change, with leaves approaching near-peak conditions. Look for above-average shades of pineapple, buttercup, mahogany, copper, apricot, tangerine, plum, bittersweet, and ruby.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Depot Theatre Academy offers musical theatre/monologue rep class

The Depot Theatre Academy outreach and education program of Westport N.Y. will be offering in-person Musical Theatre/Monologue Rep classes from September 28 to October 26 on Mondays, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Participation is limited to those who are 18 and older.

The 5-week course is designed for those who need to prepare for auditions, hone their public speaking skills, or who just want to develop their acting skills. The program consists of learning two monologues, and two songs, where you will be working together with instructors to find a monologue which complements your song in order to form a “seamless package to utilize for auditioning and showcasing.”

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Ditch the car for ‘Car Free Climate’ Campaign

New York State has launched a “Go Car-Free for the Climate” campaign in recognition of Climate Week 2020, which will take place September 21-27.

There are several ways to go car free, such as carpooling or combining errands into a single day, using public transit or walking to your destination.

Transportation makes up 36% of greenhouse gases in New York State, which is more then electricity generation, waste, refrigerants, and agriculture combined. Car Free for Climate is aligned with New York State’s long term plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, and 85% by 2050 from its levels in 1990.

To participate, just click here to take a pledge not to drive your car for at least one day out of the week of September 21 to September 27. Those who participate are encouraged to spread the word to their friends, family, and neighbors about going Car free for Climate. Use of the social media hashtag #NYSCarFree is also encouraged to spread the message as far as possible.


Sunday, September 20, 2020

Weekly News Roundup

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council Grant Opportunities

The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) is accepting applications for grants for 2021, with funding available in three categories:

  • Program Support for Organizations
  • Individual Artists
  • Arts Education, In School K-12 and Community Based Learning

The LARAC has administered the NYSCA’s Decentralization Grant Program since 1999, allowing for over $1,300,000 in funding for artists and non-profits in Warren and Washington County, providing local residents and tourists with a variety of art and culture-based programming. The 2021 Application Schedule is as follows:

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Friday, September 18, 2020

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