Saturday, May 12, 2018

Thurman Woods Walk and Artisan Market June 2nd

Woods Walk and Artisan MarketThe Annual Woods Walk and Artisan Market at Martin’s Lumber in Thurman has been set for June 2nd from 10 to 4.

The Woods Walk and Artisan Market includes leisurely walks through the woods, lessons about sustainability and trees with Gary Martin and the medicinal value of plants with Amy Cason, and more. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Enrollment, Auditions For Boquet Theatre Festival

BRTF program staff addressed attendees at an informational gathering in AprilEnrollment is open, and a date for auditions has been set for the Boquet River Theatre Festival (BRTF) 2018 program, hosted by the Depot Theatre in Westport.

The 2018 BRTF Junior production, directed by Cheri La Duke, will be Willy Wonka, and rehearsals will start July 23 with performances August 10, 11, 12. The Senior production, directed by Jackie Robertin, will be determined after auditions, based on the number of cast members. Rehearsals for the senior program will start July 30 with performances August 17, 18, 19.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

2018 Lake George Music Fest Schedule

Lake George Music FestivalThe schedule of events for the eighth annual Lake George Music Festival has been announced.

Highlights include residencies by the ensemble Loadbang, Grammy award winning composer and electric guitarist Steven Mackey, and a world premiere of an orchestral work by composer Christopher Rogerson. The festival will also feature premieres by composer and Curtis Institute of Music faculty member David Ludwig and Grammy nominated composer Pascal Le Boeuf. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, May 6, 2018

ADK Basics: Getting A Good Start In Life

adk basicsADK Basics, are five fun and simple ways to help children ages 0-3 get the best possible start in life.

Eighty percent of brain growth happens by the age of three. Beginning from birth, young brains develop like little muscles, getting bigger and stronger the more they interact with family members, caregivers and friends. » Continue Reading.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Adirondack Lakes 2018 Summer Theatre Festival Set

Blue Mountain Lake Arts CenterThe Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts has announced the line-up for its 2018 Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival.

This year the touring festival will feature the romantic comedy Talley’s Folly; free outdoor performances of its Shakespeare in the Parks production, Much Ado About Nothing; and Seussical: The Musical. » Continue Reading.


Monday, April 30, 2018

200-Mile Great Adirondack Garage Sale May 25-27

great adirondack garage saleThe eighth annual Great Adirondack Garage Sale has been set for May 25-27 and will encompass an over 200-mile “garage sale trail,” along routes 28, 30 and 3.

The event includes the communities of Old Forge, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Tupper Lake, Lake Clear, Paul Smiths, Malone, Cranberry Lake, Piercefield, Newcomb and Speculator.

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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.


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