Almanack Contributor Melissa Hart

Melissa Hart

Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and runs her own New York State Women owned Business-Enterprise Bootstrap Communications, which includes digital marketing, strategy and design. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and a cat.


Sunday, July 25, 2021

Weekly news round up

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Friday, July 23, 2021

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Weekly news round up

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Friday, July 16, 2021

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Discussion time: Marijuana dispensaries

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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.

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Weekly news round up

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Friday, July 9, 2021

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

Weekly news round up

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Friday, July 2, 2021

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Weekly news round up

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Friday, June 25, 2021

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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Weekly news round up

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Happy — or Hoppy — Father’s Day

frog contestHappy 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!

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Friday, June 18, 2021

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Weekly news round up

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