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Community News

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, August 11, 2021

I Love BBQ and Music Festival is not the same ol’, same ol’

i love bbq event

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – When the coronavirus pandemic overtook the nation last year, many events were either canceled, delayed or displaced. Lake Placid’s I Love BBQ and Music Festival was one of those. The yearly fund-raiser for the Shipman Youth Center, organized by USA Luge, was removed from its traditional location on the Olympic Speed Skating Oval to the North Elba Show Grounds on the edge of town. The date changed from July 4 to Labor Day, and instead of featuring the best barbecue fare in the East, it went with a drive-in motion picture theme to keep families safe.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

New York Sea Grant Publishes Lake Sturgeon Educational Resources

NYSG Lake Sturgeon Curriculum Cover

Recent Discoveries in Genesee River, Oneida Lake Creating New Excitement about Restoration of “Living Fossil Fish”

Buffalo, New York –  New York Sea Grant has published a suite of lake sturgeon educational resources to support student and public awareness about one of the Great Lakes’ largest and longest-living native fish.

With a grant from the Disney Conservation Fund, New York Sea Grant has discovered a Lake Sturgeon Intermediate Curriculum with activities that meet Next Generation Science and Learning Standards for grades 4-6.

Collateral materials include digital worksheets, field sampling equipment, a fish tracking tag, and the Tale of a Great White Fish book about a fish facing survival challenges similar to those threatening the lake sturgeon.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Concert in Long Lake on Sept. 4

long lake flyer

The Long View Lodge in Long Lake is hosting its 2nd end of summer blowout, with beers, bands & BBQ on the lawn from noon – 7 pm (ish) on Saturday, Sept. 4.

  • Family-friendly all-day outdoor event. Bring blankets and low chairs. NO shade structures, please.
  • Bands: Dead Sessions 2 sets of Grateful Dead, with opening act Uncle Jimmy playing Blues, Bluegrass and Classic Rock
  • BBQ and drinks available, no outside food or drinks allowed.
  • General Admission Show, outside on the lawn, Rain or Shine!
  • Kids under 5 FREE (must be accompanied by an adult!)
  • The Town Bus will be running, plan ahead and leave your car at home!
  • Boat parking is 1st come 1st serve.

Long View Lodge, 681 Deerland Rd Long Lake, NY 12847
Tickets available online www.thelongviewlodge.com, in Person at Hoss’s Country Corner, Long View Lodge and The Park in Long Lake.

 


Monday, August 9, 2021

Adirondack Watershed Institute releases 2020 stewardship report

 Boat stewards serve on the frontlines to prevent the spread of invasive species in Adirondack waterways. Photo provided by Adirondack Watershed Institute.

Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (PSC AWI) released its Annual Stewardship Program report for the 2020 boating season. The publication summarizes data on aquatic invasive species (AIS) spread prevention and highlights achievements from the previous summer field season.

The report, which can be found on adkwatershed.org/publications, states that six species of aquatic invasive species were found on boats in the Adirondacks in 2020, none of which were new to the region.

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Saturday, August 7, 2021

Clarkson, Clinton Community College partner on workforce preparedness

clinton community college logoNumerous members of the regional manufacturing and workforce  development communities joined elected representatives who came together in Plattsburgh recently for a MOU signing between Clarkson University and Clinton Community College to show their support for the  partnership that supports advanced manufacturing, engineering and workforce training used across the  North Country and New York State.  

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tropical Storm Irene 10th Anniversary Events

Adirondak Loj Road closed after Tropical Storm Irene

On August 28, 2011, Tropical Storm Irene devastated the Ausable River watershed. The following activities are planned to commemorate this time, to acknowledge the force of nature, and to honor the coming together of the communities affected. These in-person events are open to all following CDC guidelines.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

2nd Annual Great Brant Lake Canoe Race

Horicon, NY – The North Warren Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce the second annual Great Brant Lake Canoe Race. Paddlers will begin at the north end of the lake and paddle 5.5 miles into the outlet, finishing just above the Mill Pond dam in the Hamlet of Horicon. The race begins near the bridge at the north end of Brant Lake at 9:30 AM. The finishes at The Hub’s dock upstream from the Mill Pond bridge. There will be an award ceremony at 12:30 after the finish at The Hub. There will also be a special prize for the best paddler costume.
The race originally began in the 1970s and was run by local community volunteers. We are excited to continue the tradition in 2021, taking this opportunity to showcase Brant Lake as a resource for paddling recreation. Proceeds will benefit the North Warren Chamber of Commerce and the Bob and Gert Newtown Campership Fund at Camp Read. For more information visit www.northwarrencanoe.com, or contact Matt Strickland


Monday, August 2, 2021

Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation launches tackle buy-back program

Loon

The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation invites Adirondack anglers to participate in its “Lead Tackle Buy Back Program” to protect Common Loons from lead poisoning.

Anglers can trade in their lead sinkers and jigs this summer by bringing them to any of the 8 participating retailers around the Adirondack Park. The shops include Woods and Waters and Blue Line Sports in Saranac Lake; Tupper Lake Bait & Tackle; Hoss’s in Long Lake; Old Forge Hardware; Crossroads in Chestertown; Norm’s Bait & Tackle in Crown Point; and Fish307.com in Lake George.

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Monday, August 2, 2021

Upcoming Events at the Wild Center

wild center offers canoeing on the raquette river

Tupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center is offering a wide variety of events this summer. Here are a few of the many activities available:

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

NFCT to Auction Two Birchbark Canoes

birchbark canoe built by craftspeople of the maniwaki reserve in quebec

WAITSFIELD, Vt. — The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) will auction off two birchbark canoes this summer: one built by Henri Vaillancourt and the other by the craftspeople of the Maniwaki Reserve in Quebec.

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

IRONMAN Agreement Extended for One Year

 

IRONMAN swim start

Lake Placid, NY – An agreement has been reached to extend a one-year contract with IRONMAN Group for the Lake Placid triathlon in 2022.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

ADK and DackMap work to bring information online for hikers 

DackMapDackMap Update Includes Online Parking Capacity, Virtual Trailhead Check-ins for High Peaks Region 

ADK and DackMap are excited to announce an updated version of the cellphone application that includes real-time information for hikers visiting the High Peaks Wilderness. After announcing a partnership back in March, ADK and DackMap have worked together to improve the app so that it reaches Adirondack Park visitors well in advance of their arrival. The update includes:

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Twice Blessed Reflects Adirondack Beauty in the Gallery @ LPCA

photo of the moon by tom curley

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is pleased to announce the opening of Twice Blessed, an exhibit featuring paintings from Holly Friesen and photographs from Tom Curley. The public is invited to the opening reception on Thursday, July 29th from 5:00 to 7:00pm in the Gallery @ LPCA, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid. The exhibit will run through October 2nd. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 1:00 to 5:00pm and admission is free.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Survey: Great Lakes, St. Lawrence communities to spend $2B combating coastal damages

Great Lakes Basin From SpaceA survey of 241 cities, villages and other jurisdictions along the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River shows that coastal damage from climate change will cost at least $1.94 billion over the next five years, with shoreline communities having already spent $878 million over the past two years. These figures only represent a fraction of the true need as not all shoreline jurisdictions are reflected in this figure.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Tahawus Gallery to showcase Photographs and Paintings by Rob Fountain 

rob fountain

Rob Fountain is a photojournalist and portrait painter who lives and works in Au Sable Forks. The exhibit “Catching the Light” will have 30 pieces on display. This includes 18 photographs revealing various  landscape photography of the Au Sable Forks area and beyond and 6 drawing portraits and 6 portraits in oils  and charcoal and linoleum prints.  

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