Saranac Lake, NY – Those with the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) said they had so much interest in supporting teen writers who would be featured in a book launch this weekend that they changed the venue two times in order to accommodate a larger audience. All are encouraged to gather for the 2023 Wild Words Teen Writing Anthology Book Launch which is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake. The event is free and open to the public.
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts announces Weekend Series concerts
Blue Mountain Lake, NY – The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) has announced its 2023 lineup for its Weekend Series of concerts, featuring a variety of musical genres, including classical, funk rock, musical theatre, and Americana folk. Performers will range from the world-renowned Euclid string quartet, to the award-winning Buffalo band Organ Fairchild, to the return of Arts Center favorites like the Bob Stump band. Tickets and more information will be available soon on the Arts Center’s website at adirondackarts.org.
Maple in April Festival returns to Hadley on April 29
Hadley, NY – Residents in the region who have a maple tree or two on their property and boil their own sap can earn the bragging rights of producing the best-tasting maple syrup at the 21st Maple in April Festival on April 29 in Hadley, NY.
“You don’t need a forest of sugar maples to produce your own maple syrup, just a few trees and a pan to boil sap,” said maple producer, Ernie Wilder.
The Sembrich announces 2023 Summer Festival
Bolton Landing, NY – The Sembrich is pleased to announce its 2023 Summer Festival Trailblazers. From David Smith to Marin Alsop and Alma Mahler to Philip Glass, the singular achievements of outstanding individuals in arts and culture will be celebrated throughout the season by a stellar line-up of today’s finest concert artists! Trailblazers includes 23 individual events throughout the summer months beginning on June 11 and running through August 30. Tickets are on sale for all events.
Ausable River clean up event set for Earth Day, April 22
The Ausable River Association (AsRA), in partnership with One Tree Planted and NRS, is hosting a cleanup along the roadside of the West Branch, East Branch, and Main Stem Ausable River in the communities of Wilmington, Lake Placid, Keene, Upper Jay, and Jay. This cleanup event is slated for Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. All are encouraged to participate in this opportunity to give back to local communities by picking up and removing trash that’s built up throughout the winter.
Old Forge: View accepting artwork for two summer exhibitions
View, the arts center in Old Forge, is currently accepting artwork for two upcoming juried exhibitions: The 42nd Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors (ANEAW) and Ripple & Roar: The Wonder of Water. ANEAW is a long-running summer tradition that attracts some of the best watercolor artists in the country. The exhibition runs from August 5 through October 1 and is open to all artists working in water-based media, including transparent and opaque watercolors, casein, egg tempera, gouache, acrylic, and ink. All submissions must be made through CaFÉ HERE. The submission deadline is April 20.
Virtual discussion about local recreation set for April 19
Queensbury, NY – The Chapman Museum is pleased to present If These Streets Could Talk: Local Recreation & Exploration a Zoom discussion slated for Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. The virtual discussion will feature the following panelists: Ray O’Conor, Christine Merrill, Steve Lovering, and Niles Gagnon.
Town of Long Lake Receives Generous Acts Grant from Adirondack Foundation
The Town of Long Lake is excited to announce that they have received funding from the Adirondack Foundation Generous Act Grant Program for Workforce Housing Site Assessment and Concept Plan in the amount of $10,000. This Housing Site Assessment Plan will be part of the Lake Champlain – Lake George Regional Planning Board’s Building Balanced Communities for the North Country regional housing plan. The town is looking to utilize these funds to develop a site assessment plan for town-owned property located in Long Lake, NY. The site assessment plan will include
concept designs, utility/infrastructure need and costs, building costs, and potential financing and public/private partnership scenarios.
Donahue’s Livestock Farms Receives Small Farm Loan for New Butcher Shop
Saranac Lake, NY — The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and Foodshed Capital have announced that Donahue’s Livestock Farms in North Bangor, N.Y. is the second farm to receive a loan through their revolving loan fund for small-scale food producers. The zero-percent interest loan will help Donahue’s renovate and purchase equipment for a specialty butcher shop.
Lake George Association applauds Park Commission for new septic system inspection program
The Lake George Association (LGA) this week applauded the Lake George Park Commission for taking a critically-important step toward the protection of Lake George with its new wastewater regulations and mandatory septic system inspection and pump-out program. Read all the details on P. 13 of the New York State Register.
Kelly Adirondack Center to host Dan Berggren concert May 24
All are welcome to gather for an outdoor concert, Sound of the Adirondacks with Dan Berggren, on Wednesday, May 24 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kelly Adirondack Center
Paddling Film Fest, ‘Round the Mountain race coming to Saranac Lake, May 12-13
Saranac Lake, NY — The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) and its partners will host a film festival and a race in Saranac Lake on May 12-13. On Friday, May 12, the NFCT will team up with NRS and Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters to present the 18th annual World Tour Paddling Film Festival in the auditorium of the Harrietstown Town Hall. The following day — Saturday, May 13 — the NFCT will welcome competitors to take part in the annual ‘Round the Mountain Canoe and Kayak Race.
ACLC receives support from Adirondack 46ers for summer intern
Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack 46ers are supporting an Education-Outreach College Intern this summer for the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation. From June through August, this
intern will provide a series of educational presentations at day and sleep-away summer camps across the Adirondack Park. The intern will inspire passion for loon conservation and promote environmental stewardship amongst the participating campers. Under the guidance of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation’s staff, the intern will conduct interactive presentations, storytelling, and art-based projects to engage campers in learning about loon ecology and conservation.
Volunteers needed for Black Fly Challenge 2023, set for June 10
Black Fly Challenge 2023 is scheduled for Saturday, June 10 and this year’s event organizers are looking for people to help make the day run smoothly. Most of the help is needed the day of the event at Fern Park. If you would like to help during this event, here’s what is needed:
- 2 people to be in charge of the beer trailer (more than just the day of), plus 2 to help them pour beer – noon to 5 p.m.
- 3-4 people to be in charge of parking – 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- 2-3 people at the finish line directing racers and keeping spectators out of the way – 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- 2-3 people at the “fruit” table – noon to 3:30 p.m.
- 3-4 people at the merchandise table – noon to 4 p.m.
- 2-3 people at Hidden Peak intersection to direct racers – 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saratoga PLAN, Dancing Grain Farm Brewery partner for April 22 Earth Day celebration
Moreau, NY – Dancing Grain Farm Brewery and local land trust Saratoga PLAN (Preserving Land and Nature) are joining forces to release a honey IPA, inspired by the surrounding farmland for Earth Day. Each pour of this new draft will raise $1 toward land conservation in Saratoga County.
The public is invited to commemorate the occasion at Dancing Grain Brewery (180 Old West Rd, Moreau) on Saturday, April 22 from noon to 5 p.m. This Earth Day event will be a celebration of both the environment and the community’s commitment to sustainability.
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