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.


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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Monday, July 26, 2021

Adirondack History Museum Welcomes Sculptor Randi Renate

sculptor randi renate with infrastructure of new sculpture

Work progressing on sculpture “blue is the atmospheric refraction I see you through”

 The internal stairway and frame of a new, temporary sculpture are taking shape outside the Adirondack History Museum. A scaffold of thick, fresh-sawn local cedar from Westport has slowly taken shape on a patch of lawn centered in front of the Colonial Garden.

Sculptor Randi Renate, of San Antonio, Texas, is a recent Masters in Fine Arts graduate from Yale School of Art where her thesis installation went unseen due to Covid-19 restrictions. Her transit to and through the Adirondack Mountains last year provided months of inspiration, and this work, she said, is a way to share her gratitude.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Adirondack Harvest, Hub on the Hill team up to facilitate wholesale buying

hub on the hill wholesale buyingNew Wholesale Database and Online Wholesale Store to Help Regional Institutions and Businesses Buy More Local Food

 Lewis, NY – Adirondack Harvest and the Hub on the Hill have launched synergistic offerings to help businesses and institutions in the greater Adirondack region better connect with local food producers who wholesale.

Many businesses and institutions have echoed that they would like to be able to offer more locally grown food, as the Adirondacks are home to a large variety of farms, producing everything from fruits and veggies, eggs, and meats to many value-added products such as artisan cheeses, charcuterie and cream-top yogurt. However, knowing where to start when buying local food wholesale can be time-consuming and confusing. » Continue Reading.


Friday, July 23, 2021

Long Lake/Raquette Lake Hiking and Paddling Challenge

owl's head mountain, part of a new Long Lake challengeLong Lake Parks and Recreation has launched a Hiking and Paddling Challenge that includes a variety of outings in the region stretching to Raquette Lake. There are 24 activities on the card with over 50 miles of hiking, 3 mountains, one fire tower, one Adirondack Great Camp and nine paddles enabling participants to achieve a variety of patches. 

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

ROOST, Stewart’s Shops launch ‘Go Before You Go’ campaign

 Video screen shot of Love Your ADK video airing at Stewart's

 Stewart’s Shops and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) are partnering this summer and fall to educate visitors on backcountry preparedness. As part of the Love Your ADK campaign, there will be messages aired at Stewart’s Shops locations about using the restroom before heading out to the trailhead and making sure adequate supplies are packed.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Hamilton Healthy Food Connections Grow

farmers market signThe Hamilton Healthy Food Connections program, offering financial assistance for fresh foods at local farmers markets, is returning in 2021.

“We see this as an extension of that neighbor who sneaks onto your porch and leaves you a couple of whatever they’re growing,” says Ben Strader, Director of the Blue Mountain Center. “It’s local food and local people, sharing.”

In 2020, Hamilton Healthy Food Connections program began with funding from the Adirondack Foundation’s Sudden and Urgent Needs Fund – a Covid-19 relief fund dedicated to meeting immediate, pandemic-related needs here in the Adirondacks. The program, organized by Blue Mountain Center’s Hamilton Helps Project and the Indian Lake Community Development Corporation (ILCDC), was intended to help Hamilton County residents access fresh and healthy food at nearby farmers markets. It offered $20 “farmers market certificates” redeemable for any fresh produce or meat at Hamilton County farmers markets.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Adirondack Interpretive Center’s summer events

painting by Christopher RosierA look at some of the events coming up at the Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Wildlife Wednesdays

July 21st – Owls of the Adirondacks
Did you know that the Adirondack Park is home to seven different species of owl? Explore their natural history and habitats as we walk along the AIC trail system.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

APA@50 Symposium

wild idea APA@50 Symposium took place on on June 22 and the organizations were happy to host so many lively conversations on the legacy and future of the Adirondack Park Agency. We thank all who attended the live event for your thoughtful questions and input.

All three sessions of the symposium are now available for viewing on our Vimeo page. Links to each session as well as a link to the special preview of the upcoming Mountain Lake PBS documentary on the early years of the APA (based on Brad Edmondson’s new book, A Wild Idea) are below.

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Traffic impact information for IRONMAN triathlon on July 25

imlp bike female athlete

Lake Placid, NY – The 21st annual IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon will take place from 6:25 a.m. to midnight Sunday, July 25. The triathlon route includes a 2.4-mile swim in Mirror Lake, a 112-mile bike ride through Lake Placid, Keene, Upper Jay, Jay, Black Brook, and Wilmington, and a 26.2-mile run in and around the Lake Placid village.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Free “Trees in Trouble” Talk on July 21 via Zoom

trees in trouble graphic

Invasive forest insects and diseases are one of the most severe and urgent threats to the health of Adirondack forests. The first occurrence of emerald ash borer in the Adirondack Park was identified in July 2020. Just a few weeks later the first major infestation of hemlock woolly adelgid in the region was discovered. These two forest pests have the potential to significantly alter the forested landscape of the Adirondacks. In addition, several other damaging pests and diseases are present in other regions of the state and could migrate to the Adirondacks.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Keeseville Community Arts Festival: July 23-25

plein air artist

AdkAction is hosting a three-day celebration of arts and artists from July 23-25. The festival will fan out across Keeseville, with several local organizations and businesses holding visual and performing arts events.

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Sembrich Presents “Jeanne Robert Foster, An Adirondack Legacy”

2021 Sembrich Nature & Music Season Graphic

BOLTON LANDING – The Sembrich continues its Nature & Music Summer Festival with its 2021 membership event “Voice of the Mountains: Jeanne Robert Foster, An Adirondack Legacy,” on Saturday, July 17 at 2:00 PM. The event is a weaving of stories, songs, and readings celebrating Adirondack poet Jeanne Robert Foster and her love for the outdoors. Performers Eileen Egan Mack and Dan Berggren bring Jeanne’s neighbors of yesterday back to life, giving voice to the people and places that might otherwise be forgotten. Be prepared for an entertaining journey back in time, with twists and turns to enjoy.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Siena poll: Majority of New York residents feel worst of pandemic is over

coronavirusSixty-eight percent of New Yorkers now think that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is over while only 17 percent think the worst is still to come. As we move into summer in New York over 70 percent are at least somewhat comfortable having friends over to their home (84 percent), going to a beach or lakefront (80 percent), going on vacation in the U.S. (78 percent) and eating indoors at a restaurant (77 percent) according to a new statewide survey of residents released Tuesday by the Siena College Research Institute (SCRI). At the same time, 47 percent are somewhat or very worried about they or a family member becoming sick with the coronavirus.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

WOW! A new challenge in Wilmington

wow patches on an adirondack chair

In an effort to share the community’s outstanding natural resources with everyone, Wilmington has recently launched the Wonders of Wilmington (WOW) Challenge. This is no ordinary challenge: participants here are invited to complete the Hiking, Mountain Biking, or Family Fun challenges to receive their patch.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Great Camp Sagamore Gears Up for 2021 Season

Seasonal staff, (from left) Maddie, Katie, Amalia, Sophie, Randy, and Anna, are ready to welcome YOU to camp!

Great Camp Sagamore is open for the 2021 summer and fall season, with many exciting programs and workshops lined up. The season got off to a lively start in mid-June with the Roots & Branches Endowed Music Workshop and Women’s Fly Fishing. Offering nearly two dozen arts, educational and outdoors-themed getaways with lodging and meals included, Great Camp Sagamore has something for everyone.

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