Monday, April 23, 2018

Paul Smith’s College Readying 5th Annual SAM Fest

Prof. Curt Stager during last year's SAM Fest eventPaul Smith’s College is set to hold a day-long festival of music, art and TED-style science talks on Saturday, April 28, from 10 am to 5 pm at the Paul Smith’s College VIC.

The Science, Art, Music Festival – SAM Fest – is now in its fifth year. It will feature performances by North Country musicians, science-oriented talks by faculty, students, and guest speakers, exhibits of works by local artists organized by Paul Smith’s biologist Ann Sporn, and a showing of It’s Happening, a new documentary about the renewable energy revolution. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Lake George Garden Club Perennial Plant Sale Set

Annual Perennial Plant SaleThe Lake George Community Garden Club will hold their Annual Perennial Plant Sale on Saturday, May 19, from 9 am to 2 pm, at the St. James Episcopal Church, 172 Ottawa St., Lake George.

Select from a wide variety of high-quality perennial plants dug, potted, and ready to plant from Garden Club members’ zone 4 and 5 gardens. Garden club members are always available at the sales to share planting instructions and gardening tips. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Adk Film Commission’s Filmmaker Resource Guide

Adirondack Film SocietyThe Adirondack Film Commission is seeking information from local businesses for free listings in a Filmmaker Resource Guide.

The Film Commission — which is operated by the Adirondack Film Society to promote film, TV and video production in Essex County, and to assist filmmakers and videographers once they’re here — is developing a resource guide to help filmmakers and production companies find the services they need from local businesses. Such services range widely from camera operators and sound mixers to electricians and caterers — essentially, any service or skill that might be needed before, during, or after a film, TV or video shoot, including commercials. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

5th Annual Pete Seeger Tribute in Saranac Lake May 5th

Pete on ClearwaterThe 5th Annual Pete Seeger Tribute has been set for May 5, 2018 at 7 pm at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake, 57 Church Street, Saranac Lake.

Nearly 50 years ago so Pete and his wife, Toshi, spearheaded an effort to build the Hudson river sloop Clearwater. The hope was if people had intimate knowledge of the pollution on the Hudson and could feel the wind and the water, they would be inspired to solve big problems one song at a time. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Paddling Film Festival Coming to Lake Placid Apr 13th

Adventureitus Productions filmmakers Austin Graham and Brad TallentThe 13th Annual Paddling Film Festival in Lake Placid has been set for Friday, April 13th.

The Paddling Film Festival is an international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year – whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, action and lifestyle – in more than 120 cities and towns across Canada, United States and around the world. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, April 7, 2018

TAUNY Handmade Instrument Meet and Greet Apr 14th

Bob Wheeler points out the cow magnet component on his electric guitarA Handmade Instrument Meet and Greet, and Show and Tell has been set for Saturday, April 14th from 11 am to 2 pm at the TAUNY Center in Canton.

Instrument makers are invited to show one or more of their handmade instruments along with materials and related items, and to share their stories and demonstrate aspects of their work.

The community is invited to view this variety of creations and creative skills, with the chance to meet makers, ask questions, and see their skills in action. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Photo Contest: Show Us Your Adirondack Hometown

Downtown Tupper Lake by Mike LynchThe Adirondack Explorer‘s next “Views of the Park” photo contest highlights towns, hamlets, and homesteads you love in the park.

Post your photos on the theme “My Adirondack Town: photos from the place you call home – seasonally or year-round – in the Adirondacks” to Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #adkexplorerpix.

Explorer staff will choose their favorite photos to be included on the Adirondack Explorer website and highlighted in the bimonthly magazine. If yours is chosen, you’ll receive a free one-year subscription to the Explorer.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a professional. Just get out your phone and snap a pic. Or send one from a previous year. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, March 31, 2018

A Fence Full of Car Parts in Baker’s Mills

Paul Schaefer c. 1960The late Adirondack wilderness advocate and conservation leader Paul Schaefer (1908-1996) had loads of stories to tell about his life and the people he came to know in the Adirondacks.

Now that Adirondack rivers are starting to flow again and trout season is about to open, it may be an appropriate time to relay one Paul told me at his fireside. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

2017 Census Estimates Show Population Losses Upstate

Population-2010-2017-NYSThe US Census 2017 population estimates are out and 11 of the 12 Adirondack counties lost population. These estimates are based on samples and are not the comprehensive decennial censuses based on extensive surveys and counts. The next one is 2020. Nevertheless, the estimates are useful and in 2017 they show that 11 Adirondack counties are estimated to have lost a total of 16,263 people. These 11 counties started 2010 with a combined population of around 800,000 and dropped 16,000 to 784,000.

When we add Saratoga County to the mix of Adirondack counties, the results change somewhat. Saratoga was the only one of the 12 Adirondack counties projected to have grown, jumping by over 9,000, from 220,000 to 229,000 in those years. When we look at the total population of the 12 Adirondack counties, we see a net drop of over 6,000, from 1.02 million to 1.014 million. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Adk Stage Rats Theater at Grange: Tuesdays with Morrie

Whallonsburg Grange HallThe Whallonsburg Grange Hall is set to host the Adirondack Stage Rats theater company on Sunday, April 15 for a 2 pm matinee performance of Tuesdays with Morrie, by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom. The performance is directed by Burdette Parks, starring Jordan Hornstein and Bren Gotham. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Stained Glass Class at View, Old Forge

Views Warm Weather Stained Glass ClassA stained glass class has been set for Saturday, April 14th, from 10 am to 4 pm, at View in Old Forge.

Instructor Mary Pokrentowski will show participants how to make a warm weather-themed stained glass panel to hang in a window. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Hadley Maple Fest Features Backyard Producer Contest

Hadley Maple AprilThe sweet taste of maple syrup returns to Rockwell Street in Hadley when the annual Maple in April Festival returns, April 28 and April 29th. Saturday kicks off at 8 am with pure Adirondack Maple Syrup poured over thick French toast served at Wilder’s Sugar Shack.

Artisans, crafters and food vendors will line Rockwell Street and Stony Creek Road, along with the the lil’ Sugar Dust-off Car & Truck Show. And new this year is a contest for those who have less than 150 taps and boil their own sap. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

VIEW Announces Its Annual Summer Gala

oil painting by Bonnie McClellanView, the multi-arts center in Old Forge, has announced its eighth annual gala has been set for July 13, 2018. This year’s gala theme is “The River Runs Through It,” and will be celebrating the future of arts programming.

The Gala will begin at 5:30 pm with signature cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and a silent auction of unique items donated by artists and businesses. Local band Hooch will perform during a dinner followed by the night’s live auction, followed by a reception of dessert and dancing in View’s courtyard. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

20th Annual Juried Adirondack Artists Guild Show

Adirondack Artists Guild GalleryThe Adirondack Artists Guild’s 20th Annual Juried Exhibition is set to open Friday, March 23rd, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 pm.

Prize winners will be announced at about 6 pm. The exhibit will be on display in the gallery until April 21, 2018. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Folk Duo Robinson & Rohe at the Grange April 8th

Robinson & RoheNew York City based duo Robinson & Rohe are set to preform a concert on Sunday, April 8th at 4 pm at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 NYS Route 22, near Essex.

Liam Robinson and Jean Rohe are both multi-instrumentalists, who have played guitar, banjo, accordion and piano for audiences across the US and Europe. As songwriters they push the boundaries of Americana and folk music. » Continue Reading.