Here’s a look at news from around the Adirondacks this week:
A recent article in the Explorer gauges local government officials’ openness to the possibility of hosting recreational marijuana dispensaries in their communities. The response was lukewarm, at best, and most interviewed were resistant to the idea.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, grandpas, and father-figures out there! In honor of the holiday, I did a search for “fathers” in the Almanack archive and was impressed to see how many times the Father’s Day Frog Jumping Contest in Old Forge popped up (pictured here, a photo also found in the archive). While it was canceled last year due to the pandemic, this mainstay event is back!
Here’s the overview about this year’s event, found at http://oldforgeny.com/events.html
Sun June 20 Annual Father’s Day Frog Jumping Contest – On the lakefront at Noon. Children can bring their champion frog to win prizes and fathers should wear their most outrageous tie! Largest, smallest, and longest jumper. Great family fun! Don’t worry, all frogs are released unharmed. Sponsored by the Central Adirondack Association. Phone 315-369-6983 for additional information.
Hope it’s a “hoppy” Father’s Day!
Additional reads from the archive:
- From Pete Nelson’s “Lost Brook Dispatches,” a touching tribute to his father.
- Ed Zahniser reflects on neighborly connections from his childhood in this essay from 2019
- Adirondack Diversity Initiative’s Executive Director Nicky Hylton-Patterson reflects on her father and his untimely death.