Monday, October 8, 2018

Frontier Town Campground, Paradox Brewery Update

frontier town equestrian campground and day use area planDEC Commissioner Basil Seggos and Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito joined local elected officials and other partners at a ribbon cutting event last week in North Hudson. They were there to unveil the first phase of the former Frontier Town theme park site development on the Schroon River at the corner of Route 9 and Blue Ridge Road, nearly adjacent to I-87 Northway Exit 29.

The completed project is expected to feature a 91-acre universally accessible state campground, an equestrian campground, along with two day-use areas (Riverside and Trail Side). The project’s official name is Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian and Day Use Area. The two day use areas are now open; the new campground is expected to open for the season in the spring. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Poetry: Mountain Sun

Lewey Lake in Indian Lake

Mountain Sun

Poisons from air and
Hormones from cows
Carbon from oceans
And algae from lakes
Sin from the priesthood
And racism from schools
Glitches from computers
And infections from cells

Still the mountain sun rises

No need to be detoxified
A fragrance rinsing the vapor
Of our moral stains once more

Photo of Lewey Lake in Indian Lake.


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

$150k Supporting Staff Training at Adirondack Experience

adirondack experience workshopAdirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), has received a $156,573 grant from the Museums for America program of Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency.

This year, IMLS received 472 funding requests from across the U.S. and made grants to only 28% of the applicants. In recent years ADKX has received a total of $694,837 in IMLS funding, including the new award. Past funding has supported the installation of new exhibitions, the conservation of ADKX’s unique collections, and other projects. » Continue Reading.


Monday, October 1, 2018

22 Grants Awarded in Gore Region

The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region, a component fund of Adirondack Foundation, has awarded $18,027 in grant funding to benefit a variety of local initiatives in Schroon, Minerva, Horicon, Chester, and Johnsburg.

This year’s grant recipients were honored at a ceremony at Seagle Music Colony on August 28. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Poetry: A Prayer for the Adirondacks

A Prayer for the Adirondacks

Divine partner, grant
That I may respect
These mountains.
Where there is pollution,
Let me plant wildflowers.
Where there is extinction,
Let me spread conservation.
Where there is toxic rain,
Let me share purified water.
Where there are forest fires,
Let me bring regeneration.
Where there is fear, let
Me be a calming voice in the storm.
O divine partner, grant that I may
Raise from the dead all that is wasted.


Monday, September 24, 2018

New Keene Art Gallery Opening Columbus Day Weekend

Alpenhaus GalleryA new art gallery is set to open in the village of Keene on Columbus Day Weekend, October 5-8, 2018. Lifelong photographers and career mountain guides R.L. & Karen Stolz of Vertical Perspectives Photography have opened the Alpenhaus Gallery to showcase their work.

The viewing space is unique. Originally constructed in 1987 as a climbing gym for their mountain guiding service, Alpine Adventures, it is twenty feet tall yet retains an intimate feel. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Seagle Music’s Fall Revue, “Hey, Big Spender” at AC Oct 5th

seagle music colonyThe Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is set to present the Seagle Music Colony’s fall revue “Hey, Big Spender” on Friday, October 5th, at 7:30 pm at the Arts Center.

The performance will include songs from Cy Coleman, like “Hey, Big Spender,” “Come Follow the Band,” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now.” » Continue Reading.


Saturday, September 22, 2018

Poetry: Find Your Tree

Find Your Tree

Find your tree.
Accept its broken embraces,
like the air of late spring,
a sonata and carnival of animals.

Find your tree.
Once through again,
a songbook for the latter days,
like old Deuteronomy or
the ad-dreaming cat.

Find your tree
and everything Zen
made of sky. For the world
has gone wrong; the gamma rays
are all off. The heart breaks and
the brain is losing power.

Find your tree.
Old and in the way,
waifing near the morning after,
such a strange condition is a tree.

Another life on a chain.
Another in between dream.
Another helpless dirt farmer.

Find your tree
and Nirvana, too.
Everyday when the world ends-
mother, father, angel, and the space
between. Find your tree.

Unplugged,
running on faith,
the ghost inside.


Thursday, September 20, 2018

‘Back to the Future’ at NorthWind Gallery, Saranac Lake

art by Heidi GuterslohNorthWind Fine Arts Gallery has announced “Back to the Future,” an exhibit by Heidi Gutersloh and David Woodward. The opening reception has been set for Friday, October 5, from 5 to 7 pm at 11 Woodruff Street, Saranac Lake.

The reception is free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be on display through October 29th. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Folk Duo Smith And Berggren At BML Sept 29th

Alex Smith and Dan Berggren performingThe duo Alex Smith & Dan Berggren are set to perform Adirondack folk and roots music on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 pm at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake.

Veteran folksinger Dan Berggren and emerging singer-songwriter Alex Smith’s similarities outnumber their 40-year age gap: both were raised in small Adirondack towns, studied at St. Lawrence University, keep a keen ear out for local stories, and write songs that reach far beyond the Blue Line. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Poetry: The Hiker

The Hiker

As the hiker capers through
an unpainted gallery of birch
logs, the crackling of chipmunks
on sticks carries no weight.
Captured by the sculpted breath
of a grey-lyre like wind-his love
of the trail corresponds to inter
rupted questions: the cadence
of candy apple brown pine cones,
and the moon hiding its migration
within the amber colored glass of
monarch eyes. Yes, the hiker walks
towards unborn steps, since before
his seed heart began pumping in
the silent chamber of the placenta.


Friday, September 14, 2018

Trailblazer: John Van Alstine

This story originally appeared in the Adirondack Explorer. Read more here.

World-renowned stone sculptor John Van Alstine’s interpretation of nature’s interaction with the manmade world extends from his art to his home to his appreciation of the world around him.

Large-scale abstract sculptures of found stone with steel and bronze surround and occupy many of the six buildings on his nine-acre complex — the former Adirondack Lumber Company mill along the Sacandaga River. » Continue Reading.


Monday, September 10, 2018

Lake George Jazz Weekend Sept 15-16

Paul McCandles and Charged ParticlesThe Lake George Jazz Weekend is set to celebrate its 35th year on September 15 and 16.

The festival is held at Shepard Park, in the heart of Lake George Village. Admission is free. Concert goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Several food vendors will be present in the park throughout the weekend.

The festival has been curated throughout its 35 years by Paul Pines. With Paul’s passing in June of this year, he will be honored with a memorial on Saturday evening prior to the Jason Miles concert. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Poetry: Carries No Weight

Carries No Weight

Cradled within the
cleavage of a copper
moon ceiling hiding
its color, the hiker
capers through an
unpainted gallery of
birch logs. Over the
crackling of chipmunks
chewing candy apple
brown pine cones.,
the cadence of his
cares carries no weight.


Saturday, September 1, 2018

Poetry: Mourning Warbler

Mourning Warbler

Like medieval
madrigals, the dying
melody of the Mourning
Warbler is more
alive in former realms.
Glittering in the azure
shade of Striped Maple,
somehow they know that
heaven is only a
way to pass through.



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