Almanack Contributor Community News Reports

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.


Friday, June 17, 2022

Adirondack Interpretive Center Woods Walks: Saturdays, June 18 – Aug.13

ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) staff are pleased to announce Woods Walks every Saturday during the summer season from June 18 through August 13.

The series of nature walks will kick off this Saturday, June 18 with the first walk dedicated to the memory of ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center friend Elaine Schwartz.

This walk and talk will be focused on award-winning poet Mary Oliver. Oliver’s poetry, inspired by nature, was rooted in her frequent walks in the woods. The Elaine Schwartz Memorial Woods Walk will begin at 10 a.m. Click here to register via email

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Friday, June 17, 2022

Live Music on the Shores of Lake George on Fridays, June 17- Sept. 2

Music enthusiasts of all ages are invited to enjoy live music on the shores of Lake George starting today, Friday, June 17 – Friday, September 2. “Fridays in Shepard Park” concert-goers can enjoy free live music from 6 – 9:30 p.m. The concert series is both kid-friendly and pet-friendly, and includes children’s activities such as a bounce house, a face painter, and an air brush artist.

See below for this year’s artists:

June 17 – Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra + Stony Creek Band
June 24 – Ten Most Wanted + Jacquelin Mignot and The Family Band
July 1 – Soul Session + Yellow Dog
July 8 – The Refrigerators + Jett Screamer
July 15 – New York Players + Tumblin Dice
July 22 – Grand Central Station + The Ultimates
August 5 – Skeeter Creek + Bluz House Rockers
August 12 – TS Ensemble + The Ultimates
August 26 – Vivid from Connecticut + Jonathan Newell Band
September 2 – Kick + The Schmooze

(Note: No concert on Friday, August 19.)

Shepard Park is located at Centennial Fountain, Canada St, Lake George, NY 12845.

Photo at top provided by Adirondack Arts & Entertainment. 


Thursday, June 16, 2022

Tupper Lake 8-Miler, Celebrate Paddling Invitational set for June 25-26

Paddling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in two upcoming races, part of the month-long Celebrate Paddling ADK festival: the Tupper Lake 8-Miler and the Celebrate Paddling Invitational.

 

The Tupper Lake 8-miler will take place Saturday, June 25, with registration and check-in taking place 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the start time at 11 a.m. The race begins at the Town of Tupper Lake Boat Launch on Lake Simon Road, off New York State Route 30 — paddlers then head to the Route 30 bridge, up the Raquette River to the Oxbow, and then back to the boat launch. This is a New York Paddlesports Racing Association points race for canoes and kayaks; there will also be classes for stand-up paddle boards.

 

Entry fee is $35, with t-shirts going to the first 50 registrants; all proceeds will be donated to Adirondack Health Foundation’s Heart Health Initiative. There will also be awards and a post-race barbeque.

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Saranac Lake: First Annual Tri-Lakes Pride Event set for June 26

Saranac Lake, NY  –  The Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance is hosting a LGBTQI+ Pride event at Riverside Park in Saranac Lake on June 26 from 12 to 4 p.m.

The free event welcomes members of the LGBTQI+ community from Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and neighboring communities, along with their families, friends, supportive organizations, businesses and other allies.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Traditional Father’s Day weekend events planned for Old Forge

Members of the Central Adirondack Association (CAA) are pleased to report that they will be hosting their traditional Father’s Day Weekend festivities in-person this weekend beginning with an Antique & Classic Car Rally that will kick off at 7 p.m. on the evening of Friday, June 17 at the North Country Market in Thendara, NY, and then cruise up and down Main Street. Those who wish to participate in the car rally are asked to line up in the North Country Market parking lot starting at 6:30 p.m.

The following day, Saturday, June 18, the 25th Annual Father’s Day Weekend Classic & Antique Auto Show will take place at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center/Pavilion.  No pre-registration is necessary this year, instead registration will begin at 9 a.m. Vehicles are $20 per car, and spectators are admitted for free. Guests are encouraged to come spend the day viewing classic and antique cars of all makes and models while having a chance to win door prizes, purchasing food and beverages provided by North Country Market, and enjoying lively music.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Summer Solstice festivities set for June 21 at the Old Forge Library

The Summer Solstice, also known as “the longest day of the year,” the day in 2022’s calendar with the most hours of daylight is Tuesday, June 21. Solstice celebrations are celebrated throughout the world and have been celebrated by our ancestors since Neolithic times.

The Old Forge Library, and its community partners and friends at Weaving Home, LivingADK, and the Old Forge Farmers Market invite the public to celebrate the solstice with them at festivities held on the library lawn at 220 Crosby Blvd. in Old Forge. Renowned Abenaki artists, writers and storytellers will make the occasion memorable.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Lake George: Adirondack Wine & Food Festival set for June 25 and 26

The Adirondack Wine & Food Festival will be held on Saturday, June 25, 11 am – 6 pm and Sunday, June 26 11 am – 5 pm at Charles R. Wood Festival Commons in Lake George, NY (Charles R. Wood Park,17 W Brook Rd, Lake George.) This year’s event will showcase over 120 of New York’s best wineries, breweries, distilleries, artisan food vendors, crafts, and food trucks the region has to offer, with the beauty of Lake George as its backdrop.
With a tasting ticket,which can be purchased online here, attendees use their souvenir wine glasses to sample wines, beers, spirits, ciders, and unique food products from a variety of vendors in a farmer’s market-style set-up. All vendors will also be selling their products for people to take home and the festival makes that easy by providing a purchase drop-off/pick-up tent for attendees to utilize. Food trucks will also be offering unique food selections at a-la-carte pricing.

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Monday, June 13, 2022

Warrensburg: Aug. 19 golf fundraiser to benefit adults/children with disabilities

(Glens Falls, NY) The Kiwanis Club of Glens Falls, and Community, Work and Independence (CWI) are combining forces to host a joint golf outing on Friday, August 19, at Cronin’s Golf Club in Warrensburg that will benefit adults and children with disabilities in the community and other youth-related initiatives. The Presenting Sponsor for the event is Glens Falls Hospital, an affiliate of Albany Med.
The event format will be a four-person scramble, shotgun start at 11 a.m., with lunch, steak dinner, hole in one and putting contests, a silent auction, and team prizes included.

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Monday, June 13, 2022

13th Annual Adirondack Coast Museum Days Weekend set for June 18 and 19

The Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance (ACCA) will host the 13th Annual Museum Days Weekend throughout Clinton County June 18-19, 2022, inviting visitors and residents to explore the area’s wealth of museums, galleries, and cultural organizations. For two days (with a couple of exceptions, as noted) from 10 am to 4 pm, participating locations will offer free admission, including demonstrations, tours, exhibits, hands-on activities, and more.

This year’s event coincides with the first of two New York State “Path Through History” Weekends in 2022. The full Museum Days Weekend schedule will be published in the Plattsburgh Press-Republican and on the Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance website and Facebook page.

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Lake George Association Launches Bay-by-Bay Lake Protection Events

Lake GeorgeLAKE GEORGE – With the water quality threats facing Lake George varying in type and intensity at different points along its 32-mile length, the Lake George Association (LGA) is presenting a series of educational programs to help property owners understand what’s ailing the water quality in their neighborhood and what they can do to help. The LGA’s 2022 Bay-by-Bay Summer Event Series will kick off on Tuesday, June 14, and Wednesday, June 15 at Warner Bay in the town of Queensbury.

A walking tour will be held on June 14 beginning at 4 p.m. This one-hour tour will introduce the priority issues facing the Bay. Attendance is limited to 12 participants and registration is required. The starting location for the tour will be provided upon registration. On Wednesday, June 15, from 4-6 p.m. at the North Queensbury Fire House, the LGA will present a detailed presentation on the greatest threats facing Warner Bay and provide specific guidance on actions residential and commercial property owners can take on their properties as Lake Protectors to safeguard water quality.

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

Upcoming events provide insight into what lake stewardship means today

stewards book

Upcoming events provide insight into what lake stewardship means today

Organizations around Lake George will host a series of events throughout the summer of 2022 to celebrate the launch of “Stewards of the Water,” a book that showcases the work of the people and organizations past and present whose focus was and is on protecting the crystal-clear waters of Lake George. The book’s 10 chapters were written by a variety of authors with subject matter expertise on the chapter’s topic. Local artist Tom Ryan created stunning individual watercolors for each of the chapters as well as for the front and back covers of the book. 

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

25th Black Fly Challenge set for Saturday, June 11 in Inlet, NY

Following 2 years of cancellations due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, the Black Fly Challenge (BFC) is back this Saturday, June 11, which marks the 25th anniversary of the event.  This year’s sold-out race (limited to 1,000 registrants) will start at 10 a.m. at Arrowhead Park in Inlet, NY and end with music, food, and beer near the Indian Lake Central School District. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to hang out at the after party to cheer the racers across the finish line.

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Dr. Nicholas Muller lauded for dedicated community service

ESSEX, NY — The Essex Community Fund (ECF) at Adirondack Foundation today announces that Dr. H. Nicholas Muller III will receive the 2022 Francisca Irwin Award for Community Service. The name of the award honors Francisca “Frisky” Paine Irwin, who served as the fund’s first chair and recognizes the precedent she established for extended selfless service to benefit Essex.

Muller, the fourth recipient of the Irwin Community Service Award since it was established in 2019, is recognized for decades of service to his community. As part of the award, he will direct a $1,000 grant from the Essex Community Fund to High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care. His name will be also added to a plaque that hangs in the Essex Town Office listing previous recipients Donna Sonnett, Sally Johnson and Ron Jackson.

“Dr. Muller, who we all know better as Nick, has been instrumental in the founding and success of ECF over many years,” said Norma Goff, current chair of Essex Community Fund. “He is now retired, and it is a pleasure to see him recognized for all his efforts, and have his name added to the special plaque.”

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Adirondack Mountain Club receives grant for Phelps Trail project

Keene Valley, NY — ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) was awarded a $14,750 matching grant from the Environmental Protection Fund’s Park and Trail Partnership Grants program for sustainable trail rehabilitation on the Phelps Trail, one of the eastern approaches for Mt. Marcy. ADK will have to raise $1,807.20 in matching funds, for a total of $16,557.20. 

The grant is one of 27 awards totaling $900,000 for organizations dedicated to the stewardship and promotion of New York’s state parks and historic sites, trails, and public lands.

The grants will be matched with private and local funding and will support projects to strengthen Friends groups and enhance public access and recreational opportunities.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

40th Annual Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon set for June 25

Tupper Lake, NY  – The Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon will take place on Saturday, June 25, beginning at 8 a.m. More than 650 competitors have registered for this year’s race.

The Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon, sanctioned by USA Triathlon, is one of the most popular races in northern New York. The event features 5 different races: tinman (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run); aquabike (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike); team relay (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run); Olympic (0.94 mile swim, 24 mile bike, 6.2 mile run); and a sprint (0.6 mile swim, 12.4 mile bike, 3.1 mile run).

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