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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.


Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Waterhole unveils musical lineup for Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

Saranac Lake, NY-  The Waterhole will bring 12 different musical acts to the Upstairs Music Lounge from across the North East to the keep Winter Carnival goers movin’ & groovin’ as the town celebrates the 126th annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. The 2023 musical lineup features fan favorites and pairs them up with unbelievably talented opening acts. Annie in the Water will kick things off Friday, February 3 with high energy jams, funky tones, and chill vibes.

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Free Supporting Healthy Families Program for Parents/Caregivers of Washington, Warren, and Essex Counties

Every parent at one time or another has questions and concerns about discipline and healthy eating for their growing children. Have you ever worried about what and how much your child is eating? Do you have a “picky eater” in your home? Are you dealing with challenging behaviors, and are at a loss at what to do?

 

Join educators from Cornell Cooperative Extension for the Supporting Healthy Families Program beginning Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. This five-week program combines tried and true basic parenting tools with healthy lifestyle skills. It is a unique opportunity for parents/caregivers to learn how to foster healthy relationships while learning about discipline and nutrition. Pre-registration is requested by January 19, 2023 to receive the Zoom link. Essex County residents can contact Samantha Davis at (518) 962-4810 or smd242@cornell.edu. For Warren and Washington County residents, please contact Roxanne Westcott at (518) 668-4881 or rmw38@cornell.edu.

 

This program is made possible with support from the Adirondack Foundation Generous Acts Grant and the Hudson Headwaters Health Foundation’s Upstream Fund.

 

Photo at top: Flickr photo.


Saturday, December 17, 2022

SUNY ESF: Dr. Martin Dovciak Receives National Science Foundation Mid-Career Advancement Award

Dr. Martin Dovciak

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), one of the nation’s premier colleges focused exclusively on the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies, and building a sustainable future, is proud to announce that Dr. Martin Dovciak received a Mid-Career Advancement Award (MCA) from the National Science Foundation.

The award will help Dovciak advance his research—Data Science for Global Change-Does Plant Diversity Imply Forest Resilience?—which examines how plant diversity in the understory impacts the future of the forest.

While young tree seedlings in the forest understory can determine the character of the future forest, few studies have looked at how plant diversity may affect changes in tree seedling layer over time, according to Dovciak, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Biology. While some evidence suggested that more diverse plant communities should be more resilient to change, other studies suggested otherwise, he said. To remedy this problem, Dr. Dovciak will carry out an extensive study of what’s happening in world’s forest understories.

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Saturday, December 17, 2022

ANCA Selected by NYSERDA to Establish Clean Energy Hub for the North Country

Adirondack North Country Association logo.

SARANAC LAKE, NY — The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) has announced that the regional nonprofit has been selected by the New York State Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to establish its new Regional Clean Energy Hubs Program in the North Country. ANCA will work closely with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties and SUNY Canton Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) to administer the $4,099,404 award and bring clean energy programs and workforce development opportunities to North Country residents, homeowners, and businesses.

 

The project supports Governor Kathy Hochul’s nation-leading climate goals outlined in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, as well as the State’s commitment to deliver at least 35 percent of the benefits from clean energy investments, with a goal of 40 percent, to disadvantaged communities and help advance an equitable clean energy transition for all New Yorkers.

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

Lake George Mourns Passing of LGA Vice Chairman and Business Leader Jeff Killeen

Vice Chairman and Business Leader Jeff Killeen

Lake George Association Issues Statement on the Passing of Vice Chairman and Business Leader Jeff Killeen

Lake George has lost one of its greatest champions and protectors. Jeff Killeen, vice-chairman of the Lake George Association, passed away this morning (Dec. 14, 2022). We all mourn the gravity of this loss. Tireless of vision, spirit, and commitment, Jeff gave all of himself to the Lake he loved. His deep passion for Lake George was contagious and inspiring, and united our community behind the Lake as only Jeff could — with grace, humor, and a steadfast belief in our shared ability to keep Lake George clear and clean.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Holiday event roundup for Town of Inlet

Tree of Bells in Inlet, NY

Small Town, Big Spirit – The Town of Inlet is gearing up for a festive holiday season with an array of activities ranging from the community’s first annual “Shop with a Cop” event for six lucky Inlet children to a “champagne bus” to help Inlet area residents and visitors ring in the New Year in a fun and safe manner. Please see below for a roundup of holiday events.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Save the Date: 2023 Food Justice Summit set for March 2, 2023

The Adirondack Food System Network is pleased to announce that the upcoming 2023 Food Justice Summit will take place on March 2, 2023 at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY. A formal invitation as well as additional details about the event will be released soon. Interested parties are welcome to reference this website for updates. Any questions about the summit may be directed to ahisummit@ahihealth.org. To view the 2022 Food Justice Summit recap, please click here.

About the Adirondack Food System Network:

The Adirondack Food System Network is a collaboration of multiple organizations working together as equal partners to better understand system-wide issues, identify gaps and develop realistic solutions to help strengthen and promote a more resilient food system.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, market supply chain and trade disruptions have limited food accessibility, especially for vulnerable residents lacking access to transportation and the means to purchase fresh food. At the same time, farmers have been faced with significant disruptions in market access, especially due to the closure of restaurants, retail, and other food establishments, and the threat of the loss of market access for area farmers.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Lake George Land Conservancy Expands Protection of Indian Brook Watershed

Bolton backcountry

Bolton Landing, NY – The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has purchased two properties in the Town of Bolton, a total of 48 acres of forest and wetlands, including 3,745 feet of Indian Brook and seasonal streams that feed into it.

 

In October the LGLC purchased a 10-acre property that adjoins 130 acres previously protected in 2016. Extending the protected boundary with this acquisition enhances the ability of its large wetlands to slow and filter surface waters and to mitigate storm events that deliver sediment to the lake. Larger contiguous areas of conserved lands also provide better wildlife habitat and are more resilient to natural disturbances.

 

The second property, a 38-acre parcel that includes nearly 3 acres of wetlands, was purchased November 22. This land features a mature hemlock forest and steep slopes.

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Monday, December 12, 2022

Old Forge Library property now equipped with EV charging stations

Electric vehicle charging stations at the Old Forge Library

Old Forge Library staff is pleased to announce that there are two new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations installed on the property and ready for use. In keeping with the tradition of providing needed services for the public, the Library’s Board of Trustees decided this would be beneficial in serving the needs of the public and allow electric automobile owners the opportunity to come in and explore what the library has to offer.

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Saturday, December 10, 2022

Audubon’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count Set For December 14 – January 5

All are welcome to participate in the Audubon’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count slated for December 14, 2022 to January 5, 2023. The community science-centered event occurs each year during the same time frame. Interested parties are encouraged to sign up to receive information and results about all of Audubon’s community science programs through their American Birds newsletter by email. Click here for a  map view of the circles expected to be included in the 123rd CBC.

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Adirondack Foundation accepting Generous Acts grant applications

LAKE PLACID — Community organizations are encouraged to submit grant applications to Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts program, which supports activities that address basic needs, educational pathways, economic development and civic engagement in the Adirondack region.

 

Nonprofits, schools and municipalities can submit applications starting Monday, Dec. 19; the deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2023.

 

Generous Acts grantmaking is funded by the generosity of hundreds of donors from across the Adirondack region who want to position the Foundation to respond to community needs that surface every year.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

ANCA to host free virtual grant writing workshop Dec. 13

All are invited to strengthen their business or organization with effective grant writing practices by joining ANCA for a Grant Writing 101 course on Tuesday, December 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The free virtual workshop is designed to help identify and apply for grants that support one’s business and organizational goals. During this 1.5 hour webinar, which will take place via Zoom, ANCA staff will share their extensive knowledge and experience with finding grant opportunities, identifying those that match applicant goals, developing successful proposals, navigating the submission process, and managing grant funds.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Long Lake/Raquette Lake events roundup through Dec. 15

Christmas lights on trees.

The holiday season is upon us and the towns of Long Lake and Raquette Lake have many programs and activities on tap on the below calendar of events to suit a wide variety of interests and ages. The calendar of events outlines activities through Thursday, December 15.

 

Wednesday, December 7th

10:30 am: Swim Bus. Departs from St Henry’s Church in Long Lake at 10:30 am returns
approximately 12:45 pm. If interested in riding, email Yvette at londmy@yahoo.com.

 

 

Thursday, December 8th

3-5 pm: Knitting Group. CVW Long Lake Public Library.
7 pm: Order of the Easter Star Meeting. Long Lake Masonic Hall.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Governor Hochul announces graduation of 38 New York State Forest Rangers

On Friday, December 2, Governor Kathy Hochul announced 38 new graduates from the 23rd Basic School for New York State Forest Rangers. As part of the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Forest Protection, New York Forest Rangers protect the state’s natural resources and communities and stand ready to support states across the country in the face of emergencies like wildfires. The ceremony held in Lake Placid [the morning of Dec. 2] celebrated graduates from across New York State who followed extensive law enforcement and natural resources training in the classroom as well as in the field.


Monday, December 5, 2022

Holiday events on tap in North Creek

Christmas tree ornaments.

All are invited to help bring a bit of light and joy to the community by participating in an array of holiday-themed events and activities planned around North Creek, NY. See the following for a calendar of events.

North Creek Community Lighting Contest:

The community is once again encouraging businesses and residents to vie for the prize. Register your residence or business at the Town Hall by calling (518) 251-2421, ext. 2 and give Joanne your address for the competition. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated in three categories, best residence, best not-for-profit, and best business. The prize is $300 cash in each category. The registration deadline is December 10. Judging will take place between December 10 and 18, and winners will be announced at the town board meeting on December 20. The Warren County Planning Department will list your address on the county’s site, so holiday light enthusiasts can see your efforts.

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