Thursday, September 17, 2015

49th Old Forge Firefighters’ Drill School This Weekend

1233376_657527430926266_794299730_nEvery September Old Forge is taken over by firefighters, but not because there is an emergency.

These dedicated firefighters are in town to hone skills, take classes and practice survival training at the Old Forge Firefighters’ Drill School. » Continue Reading.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Lake Placid Views of William Trost Richards

anne at work crop 1240With a clear forecast and a plan to paddle the full circuit of Lake Placid, I decided to enhance the outing by looking for the painting viewpoints of William Trost Richards (1833-1905), who had painted there for a week in 1904.

Richards’ long career included many summers in the Elizabethtown area, and at the age of 71 he went on a Lake Placid painting trip with his daughter, the artist Anna Richards Brewster. » Continue Reading.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Whallonsburg Grange Celebrating 100 Years Sunday

The-GrangeThe public is invited to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Whallonsburg Grange Hall on Sunday, September 13 from 1 to 5 pm. The event will include music, food, a historical exhibit, and a farmers and crafters market, with a celebratory program at 2:30. » Continue Reading.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

What’s On Your Adirondack ‘Must Read’ List?

Adirodnack Center for WritingWith a mission to cultivate the art of writing and the joy of reading, the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) in Saranac Lake is compiling a list of 46 “must read” Adirondack books.

All genres are welcome, from poetry to history to photography and fiction. Suggested books should feature an Adirondack theme or setting, or be written by a local author. » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Art in the Adirondacks Events This Week (Sept 9)

AITA_NewsletterHeaderSeptember 9, 2015

Rustic Workshops – Make your own furniture – Bench/Table – Adirondack Museum email for more information

September 10, 2015

Adirondack Cultural Symposium – You are invited to join your colleagues from similar cultural organizations in the greater-Adirondack area at the Lake Placid Convention Center to discuss ways we can collectively achieve our individual missions better by collaboration. The Symposium is sponsored by and will be moderated by Jim Herman and David Mason of the Adirondack Futures Project. The format will be a morning of provocative presentations and round-tables discussions on topics of interest to all cultural organizations, such as increasing membership and attendance; using county, state and federal support services; opportunities for collaboration and cross-promotion, and so on. For more information visit » Continue Reading.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Adirondack Cultural Symposium Set For Thurday

kirklarsenUsing arts and cultural tourism to spark interest in the Adirondacks will be the subject of an Adirondack Cultural Symposium on Thursday in Lake Placid.

According to Lee Keet, a board member of event sponsor ADK Action, the symposium is expecting more than 100 attendees from the region’s arts and culture organizations. » Continue Reading.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A ‘Paint-Out’ In Paul Smiths This Weekend

VIC-paint-out09-15-1I never tire of plein air painting! A couple of weeks ago we completed the very successful 7th Adirondack Plein Air Festival in the Saranac Lake area. Fifty-five artists from all over the east coast and Canada came to paint our Adirondack views.

Several thousand dollars in prizes were awarded and 86 people brought new paintings home with them. Now we are having an informal, local “Paint-Out” at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC). » Continue Reading.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Historic “Queen of the Night” Costume at The Sembrich

Sembrich-Queen-244x300It is the balance of arts and nature that draws my family to the Adirondacks. We have always been the type of people that have hiked a High Peak and then gone to a play at one on the area’s professional theatres or musical venues. Whether past of present, the Adirondacks continue to be a source of inspiration to a variety of performers as well as patrons of the arts.

For anyone interested in history and opera, the original The Magic Flute costume display at The Sembrich, Bolton Landing is worth a visit. According to Executive Director Beth Barton Navitsky the opportunity to see Marcella Sembrich’s original Queen of the Night costume from the 1900 Metropolitan Opera’s premiere of Mozart’s The Magic Flute will be ending September 15, 2015. » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Free Fundraising Workshops In Saranac Lake

businessThe Adirondack Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) is hosting a series of five free workshops on the topic of fundraising for nonprofit organizations.

“This workshop series is helping to meet a critical community need,” AEDC director Jim Murphy said in an announcement of the workshops sent to the press, “and it is expressly in line with our mission to provide access to capital, training and technical assistance to North Country small businesses. We are very pleased to partner with Martha Spear Fundraising Counsel on this project to benefit our community’s many nonprofit organizations.” » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Plein Air Paint Out And Auction Set For Old Forge

plein air paint out and auction old forgeThe Plein Air Paint Out and Art Auction will be held at View Arts Center in Old Forge, September 3-5, 2015.

Artists and guests are invited to visit View on the last day of the paint out, Saturday, September 5th at 5:30 pm, for a live art auction at View’s Gould Hall. » Continue Reading.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Training Offered for Tupper Lake Area Organizations

Adirondack FoundationNonprofits and community organizations from the Tupper Lake region are invited to participate in a training seminar on Thursday, September 17th.

The capacity-building seminar, “Building a Board that Works,” will be hosted by Adirondack Foundation, the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, and the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce. It will take place from 1 to 4:30 pm at the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library in Tupper Lake. » Continue Reading.

Friday, August 28, 2015

46ers Documentary Film To Premiere In Lake Placid

46er Documentary FilmThe Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) will present the first public screening of a new documentary film,  The 46ers, on Friday, September 4th at 7 pm. Director Blake Cortright will be on hand to provide a behind the scenes look into making the film.

The 46ers is a about the people who have climbed 46 Adirondack High Peaks over 4,000 feet. The film contains stories, both humorous and heartrending, of individuals who have become 46ers, while providing a bit of history and education about stewardship and environmental conservation. » Continue Reading.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Catch Some Adirondack Theatre Before Summer Ends

Arcadia take threeIt has been a full summer and we have been lucky enough to have visitors from far and wide visiting with us. We’ve hiked mountains and paddled streams.

My family has danced during outdoor concerts, brought picnics to Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park and enjoyed community art walks.

There is plenty of summer time left, but the summer theatre season is winding down so here are a few opportunities to see professional and regional theatre in the Adirondack Park. » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Little Headline Humor from the Past

1944 HdlineGetGasIf you’re up for a few laughs, here are some more headlines taken from old North Country newspapers. See if you can figure out the real story behind each headline—and don’t be disappointed if you only go one-for-four.

The first one may have been an editor having a little fun with word play, but the headline in the Hammond Advertiser from spring 1944 does make sense in context. If you haven’t already guessed, the year provides a clue to the article topic. The answer: World War II was a time of shortages in America, and the article addressed limitations on the amount of gas available for pleasure craft in the Adirondack region. » Continue Reading.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Adirondack Plein Air Festival Getting Underway

kirklarsenThe 3rd week of August artists assemble in Saranac Lake for the Adirondack Plein Air Festival.  This year, from August 18 to 22, fifty painters from all over the east coast and Canada are taking part.  Registration opened online March 1 and filled in less than 48 hours, as both new and repeat artists were eager to attend. In order to keep the annual Show & Sale at manageable numbers, it was decided to limit participation to 50. » Continue Reading.

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