The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) has invited all Whiteface region municipal leaders, businesses, organizations and individuals to attend a brief regional destination marketing review, followed by a reception at Pourman’s Tap House, on Thursday, January 25 from 5:30 to 7 pm.
The agenda will include a brief presentation by ROOST staff and time for Q&A, followed by a networking opportunity with light refreshments and a cash bar. The purpose is to acquaint or reacquaint community members with their respective regional marketing manager and to give an update on ROOST’s progress on the scope of work related to tourism marketing initiatives. » Continue Reading.
If you followed the story of Samuel Coplon, Santa Claus of the Adirondacks, which appeared here during the past several weeks, you know he was a remarkably caring and giving man dedicated to making Christmas a special time for many needy children and adults in the Adirondacks.
For more than a quarter century, he bought numerous gifts and collected thousands more from friends and clients (Sam was a salesman representing several toy distributors), packed and shipped them to North Creek at his own expense, and traveled north to distribute them just before Christmas Day.
The story ended when Samuel, struggling with health issues in his late fifties, was forced to retire from the Santa Claus business, but left a wonderful legacy of charity and Christmas joy. Sam lived for another twelve years after the Christmas trips to the Adirondacks came to a halt in the 1930s. It’s sad but true that his life ended under unfortunate and undeserved circumstances. To a degree, his good name and reputation were tainted amid lurid national and international headlines related to the activities of one of his children. » Continue Reading.
The NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery has announced a reception for their new exhibit “Catching the Light” featuring Kristina Mueller and Lee Ann Sporn. The event is set for Friday, February 2, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm.
“Catching the Light” will be on display during the month of February at the NorthWind gallery, located at 11 Woodruff Street in Saranac Lake. This exhibit was inspired by the transformation of natural objects by their interplay with light. » Continue Reading.
Our Town Theater Group (OTTG) has announced its 2018 Season will begin with a Celebration and Tribute to Costume Design. It will be held at the Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, in North Creek, on Saturday, January 20, starting at 7 pm.
The evening will feature music and dancing with the Frank Conti Band, an auction of theme baskets and selected costume pieces, a costume tag sale, and refreshments. » Continue Reading.
Last January, in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington, more than 600 Sister Marches took place, including one in the Adirondacks, at the grave of Inez Milholland in Lewis.
Sandra Weber and David Hodges are planning the 2018 Adirondack Women’s March, a combination of rally, march and community celebration, for Saturday, January 20, 2018. The aim of the event is to show solidarity with women around the world.
Women’s March events are also being held in Glens Falls (beginning at noon at the old Planned Parenthood, Warren and Oak streets) and in Plattsburgh (at 3 pm). » Continue Reading.
Taking place Saturday, January 13, this free celebration of winter kicks-off with a snowmobile parade and the coronation of the Moonlighter’s King and Queen at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center. » Continue Reading.
The Depot Theatre Board of Trustees have announced that it will be featuring the Boquet River Theatre Festival (BRTF) children’s theatre as their signature education and outreach program beginning in 2018.
Created in 1993, the BRTF is an organization that was designed to provide young people with theatrical training and experience. Each summer, BRTF features both junior (ages 8-12) and senior (ages 12 and up) programs that culminate in musical theatrical performances held at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall during August. » Continue Reading.
The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has announced a call for cover art. Artists over 18 residing in Franklin and Essex County are invited to submit one work in a vertical format. The winning work will be used as cover art for the Annual Visitors Guide produced by the SLACC. The 20,000 piece printing is distributed throughout the North Country. The Visitors Guide will also be available online. Deadline for the artwork is February 16. The winner will be announced March 2, 2018.
The subject is the artist’s view and interpretation of the lifestyle that makes the Saranac Lake area such a wonderful place to live. Whether it is iconic landmarks, intimate lake views and grand mountain vistas, hometown warmth, outdoor recreation or laid back atmosphere. » Continue Reading.
Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) has announced that Valerie Pawlewicz has joined the AARCH staff as their new Educational Programs Director. An announcement form the historic preservation organization said she plans to focus on continuing and expanding AARCH’s educational programming including the popular series of summer tours throughout the Adirondack region.
Valerie Pawlewicz comes to AARCH with a background in educational travel planning, event coordination, oral history, and garden design. Valerie has worked for the Smithsonian Institution, the Baltimore Museum of Art, St. John’s College and on contract for the Maryland Historic Trust. » Continue Reading.
Every day at Adirondack Foundation we help people be more generous and strengthen the Adirondack region. Our staff put together a list of 10 things each of us can do to make 2018 great, we would love to see your additions to the list.
My grandfather Robert G. Stehlin lived on Durant Road until he died in 1974. Living in Blue Mountain Lake was a very spiritual experience for my ‘Pop’ after having grown up in Brooklyn and Long Island most of his life.
Going through his letters and journals which he wrote while living on Durant Road I often hear, in his words, “a more meaningful way of living.”
There are a thousand little moments preserved in his journals in which he writes about the birds and other animals he encountered at his feeders, or out in the woods, and the people he met, that are hints of the joy he got from living in Blue Mountain Lake. Below are a sampling of his notes: » Continue Reading.
If the weather is too cold, or the family is just looking for some interesting entertainment, one place we always put on the schedule is the Adirondack Experience’s (ADKX) winter Cabin Fever Sunday series. These lectures are reasonably priced with topics to keep both tweens, teens, and adults interested.
This Sunday, January 7, kicks off the bi-monthly series that reflects on the history of the Adirondacks. Though there isn’t a set theme to the complete series, there is always a connection to the mission of the formerly named Adirondack Museum. » Continue Reading.
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