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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Hunting, trapping license sales break records

In-Person Hunter Education Courses Are Resuming, Online Courses Extended
The DEC is experiencing record-breaking sales of hunting and trapping licenses for upcoming seasons. Sales for big game hunting and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) were nearly triple prior years’ sales on opening day, more than double on the second day and nearly double the first two weeks.

DEC also announced that in-person Hunter Education, Bowhunter Education, and Trapper Education courses have resumed with appropriate social distancing and other precautions to limit the community spread of COVID-19.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

ADK chapter launches wilderness camping challenge

five pondsUPDATED Sept. 18 with statement from ADK:

The ADK Iroquois Chapter has created a unique challenge that requires participants to camp in 18 of the 21 designated wilderness areas within the Adirondack Park.

Statement from ADK: Ideally, these types of initiatives would undergo wider scrutiny, not just by the ADK Board, relevant committees and staff, but also by partner organizations, such as the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Regrettably, this challenge was not. We are hoping that the Iroquois Chapter will delay a launch so the challenge can be discussed in more detail.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

ArtWorks to hold Art Market in Saranac Lake

Many 2020 art programs have been postponed indefinitely or moved online due to the pandemic that has plagued our country and state this year. One event that folks are especially missing in the Saranac Lake area is Third Thursday ArtWalks.

To answer the challenge of bringing visual and literary artists together with the community to exhibit and market their work, Saranac Lake ArtWorks and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce have come together to offer a safe and socially distanced outdoor market: ArtWorks ArtMarket.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Ticonderoga Historical Society Presents: Fake News and Fisticuffs

The Ticonderoga Historical Society will present “Fake News and Fisticuffs – Nothing New in American Politics,” a free public program to be held on Friday, Sept. 25 6 p.m. at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga.

This program — closing out a recent lecture series — will highlight the history of the fake news and violence that has been present throughout the ages in American politics, and how neither is unique to today’s political environment.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

TAUNY hosts annual open house

This Thursday, Sept. 17, TAUNY, a non profit based in Canton dedicated to folk art/traditions in the Adirondack North Country region, is holding its annual Welcome to the North Country Open House,  in a slightly revised way this year.

Join them for an assembly of virtual and in-person features to welcome newcomers, help make and celebrate new neighbors, and invite long-time residents to get to know the North Country in new ways.

Features include the chance to:

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Lake George area restaurants join in on fall-themed dining promotion

Restaurant Appreciation Week’s new 2020 format spans two weeks in September, includes photo contest

This year, the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB will be showcasing the hard-working restaurant staff as well as apple and pumpkin-themed food and drink during the new Fall Lake George Region Restaurant Appreciation Weeks.

This region-wide event features 16 restaurants from Glens Falls, Queensbury, Cleverdale and Lake George.

 

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

ANCA’s annual meeting focuses on racial equity

On its surface, racial equity implies the fair treatment of all people, regardless of race. However, America’s fraught history of race exposes how Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) have been disproportionately denied access to systems, structures and pathways that result in fair opportunities and outcomes for all. By centering racial equity in our communities, we can increase the collective economic and social success for all who live and work in the North Country region. 

These values are at the heart of the Adirondack North Country Association’s 2020 annual meeting, which will take place via Zoom on Friday, September 18 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. The virtual event will focus on how racial equity is essential for a stronger, more resilient North Country region, as businesses and communities rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Lake George Music Festival: “Drive-in Series”

Lake George Music FestMissing live, classical music?

The Lake George Music Festival presents a “Drive In” series at Charles R. Wood Park- 17 West Brook Road in Lake George, happening at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 and 20.

The musical festival will include accomplished world soloists, and graduates of schools including Juilliard, Curtis, Yale, Rice University, Carnegie Mellon, and members of major orchestras like the Baltimore Symphonic Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic, and the Buffalo Philharmonic. Performances will be enhanced with large screen video, and audiences will have the choice of tuning into an amplified performance, or a high-quality synced audio feed (FM radio) to listen to the concert through their car’s sound system.

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Adirondack Folk School: “Hearts for the Arts” fundraiser

During the several months that the Adirondack Folk School was closed, they lost a third of their year’s usual class revenue and were unable to host their planned 10th anniversary fundraisers — “Hearts for the Arts” and “Christmas in July.”

Their friends and supporters however hung with them through a difficult financial position while they worked hard to gather their resources and continue a sustainable path. Before they closed, many of their vendors, instructors, and compatriots donated several items for that “Hearts for the Arts” Silent Auction.

The first thing they did upon reopening was to contact donors to return the items which they so generously contributed. The donors insisted that the Adirondack Folk School put their donations to good use.

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Weekly News Roundup

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway summit reopens

Hiking Trail from Village of Lake George to summit opened Sept. 5

Work on improvements to the summit area of Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway Day Use Area is complete. DEC reopened the summit area and the hiking trail from the village of Lake George to the summit on Saturday, Sept. 5.

The public can park in the large parking lot below the summit and walk to the top via a paved trail. The roadway to the top will remain closed to public motor vehicle use at this time.

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Compost Awareness Week Poster & Video Contest

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) May 2 – 8, 2021 – Save the date!

This upcoming year’s ICAW 2021 theme, Grow, Eat…Compost…Repeat, empowers us to recognize and promote the importance of composting and the use of compost in growing healthier food, supporting healthier soils and, ultimately, creating a more just and sustainable world.

Video Contest Grades 4-8: This international contest runs from September 1, 2020 through November 2, 2020. Submit a short video (less than 30 seconds) highlighting this years theme, Grow, Eat…COMPOST…Repeat. Learn more about the video contest and rules.

Poster Contest Grades 9 -12 and Adults: This international contest runs from September 1, 2020 through November 2, 2020. Submit a poster design highlighting this years theme, Grow, Eat…COMPOST…Repeat. Learn more about the poster contest and rules.


Friday, September 11, 2020

A cure for an ailing planet: 2nd annual Rewilding anthology

In the midst of the worst pandemic in a century, The Rewilding Institute was at work creating its second annual anthology, which showcases the consequences of an “unwinnable war on nature,” including our encroachment on species-rich habitats, and the exploitation and marketing of wild animals for food and aesthetic items.

Produced by The Rewilding Institute and published by Essex Editions, Rewilding Earth has contributions from conservation and restoration leaders and artists who live all over the globe, but several make their home in the Adirondacks and Champlain Valley, including Bill Amadon, Sheri Amsel, David Crews, John Davis, Steven Kellogg, Jon Leibowitz, Rob Leverett, Larry Master, Patty Meriam, Shelby Perry, Kevin Raines, Sophi Veltrop, and Brendan Wiltse.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Latest News Headlines

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

ADKX to create permanent home for art collection

Adirondack Experience Adirondack MuseumAdirondack Experience Announces $4M Campaign to Renovate Building and Create First Permanent Exhibition Spaces for Its Fine and Decorative Art Collection

The Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), has announced a $4M campaign for its Adirondack Creativity initiative, which includes the renovation of its original building—now one of 24 historic and contemporary buildings on the museum’s campus.

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