Saturday, June 8, 2019

Poetry: Cigarette by the Campfire

 

Cigarette by the Campfire

Scanning the caramel darkness, like
a frantic panther, my cool, thick,
blossoming honey words-rise off
my face, lunging off your fingers
into the ashes, a spiritual experience
scattered into the outlines of mountains.

Yet when you flick off the universe,
I can almost see the anguished edges,
and as you hugged me, I could feel again.

Taking the first drag…

If not for that cigarette, I feared one without you,

Programmed into a phone without reception,
soft as the look of dampened embers disappearing

into a lonely campfire, so petite and luminous,
all covered in the holy, appearing out of the ashen slush.


Friday, June 7, 2019

‘Calling All Fakes’ for Black Fly Storytelling Sunday

black fly logoArt in the Public Eye (APE), Adirondack Theatre Festival, and The Hyde Collection have announced Black Fly, a storytelling event set for Sunday, June 9th at 3 pm, at the Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, in Glens Falls.

Speakers will deliver stories inspired by a central theme, Calling All Fakes, a twist on the upcoming Adirondack Theatre Festival performance of Calling All Kates, a new theatrical production based on a true story of a man left at the altar who finds a stranger with the same name as his former fiancée to share the around-the-world honeymoon he planned. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Beyond the Peaks Film Festival Results

Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival winners by Kate SantanaAdkAction’s inaugural Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival took place at The Wild Center on May 10th. The film festival was created in partnership with Tupper Lake Central School District’s film class and the event shattered expectations for a first-year festival.

In total, 50 student films from 7 school districts in the Adirondacks were submitted to the festival. Prizes and trophies were awarded for 9 film categories: Animation, Public Service Announcement, Drama, Documentary, Open, Made in the Adirondacks, Comedy, Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and Audience Choice Award. All the winning films are available for viewing online. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, June 1, 2019

Poetry: Somehow Changed

Somehow Changed

The woman asleep upstairs in the old summer cabin
awakens to the voice of a psychic Welsh friend
four states away. She hears her name called twice,
the voice pitched low, low and guttural.

The woman peers out the narrow open window
to the left of the fieldstone chimney.
A black bear growls up at her, once, twice.
She recoils from the cheese-cloth-screened window.

Theirs is now the last dwelling on the former dirt road
out of an upstate New York hamlet two miles away.
The steep last 80 yards of their road is still dirt.
The woman will recover sleep but is somehow changed.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival

macbethThe Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts has announced community auditions for the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival. As part of the Arts Center’s mission, the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival allows community actors to work alongside professional actors, while bringing performances to multiple venues throughout the Adirondack Park.

This summer, the Arts Center’s productions are Macbeth directed by Jayson Grigsby, Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical directed by Gwen Tracy, and Proof directed by Jordan Hornstein. Proof has been cast, but auditions will be held for Macbeth and Leader of the Pack on June 4th, 6th, and 7th. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Depot Theatre Youth Theatre Program Auditions Saturday

Depot Theatre Youth Theatre ProgramThe Depot Theatre is set to hold auditions for both the junior and senior BRTF youth theatre programs on June 1 beginning at 9 am at the Depot Theatre, located at 6705 Main Street in Westport. Auditions for the junior program will be from 9 to 11 am, and the Senior program from noon to 2 pm.

The 2019 Junior program production (ages 8-12), will be The Lion King Jr.. Rehearsals begin July 15, with performances on August 2, 3 and 4. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Rochester Philharmonic to Perform in Inlet

Symphony Weekend 2018The Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council has announced their annual event, “An Evening with the Symphony,” has been set for Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm. This is their 21st year of presenting this concert under a tent overlooking 4th Lake in Inlet. » Continue Reading.


Monday, May 27, 2019

40 Years of Household Income Trends in Rural America

One of the best measurements of the overall economic performance of a region is median household income of its residents. Household income is the combined gross income of all members in a household. Median household income is the median of all households in a region. A comparison of median household income is a good way to study the economic experiences of different regions.

In the new report The Adirondack Park and Rural America: Economic and Population Trends 1970-2010 (2nd edition) we made a series of comparisons of long-term economic and population trends between Adirondack communities and other areas across New York, the U.S. and Rural America from 1970 to 2010. The U.S. Census provides median household income data as a standard field in its surveys. We only had to adjust the data for inflation.

» Continue Reading.


Monday, May 27, 2019

Museum Institute Planned For Great Camp Sagamore

museum institute at great camp sagamoreThe Museum Association of New York (MANY) will present the 2019 “Access and Identity: Leading for the Future” Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore on September 24-27, 2019.

The Museum Institute is a retreat for museum professionals in which participants learn in collaboration with presenters who use their own experiences, successes, and challenges in the field to inspire conversations. In between sessions, participants have time to explore the grounds of Camp Sagamore or sit by the fire in the evening. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, May 25, 2019

Long Lake Van Morrison Tribute Concert June 1st

MoondanceThe Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department is set to host the Massachusetts Band, Moondance, The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm at the 125-seat Long Lake Town Hall, one of the oldest buildings in the community.

Moondance captures the Van Morrison concert experience with a five-piece band that hails from Massachusetts and can regularly be seen performing venues in and around the Springfield, MA region. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, May 25, 2019

Poetry: The Cardinals And The Bishop’s Son

The Cardinals And The Bishop’s Son

‘Twas a cold and sodden May,
When Bishop’s Son and wife and pup,
Traveled far, from South to the North,
Where at home they did wind up.
Bishop’s Son tended the land,
Then saw unruly growth on trees,
So raised his axe to trim the shrubs,
When a sweet sight he did see.
A nest of rosy hatchlings,
With eyes still closed and mouths outstretched,
As Red Father-Bird stood his guard,
And Mother, more food did fetch.
She, plain in plumage, did fly,
From mate on fence, to branch, to nest,
Singing proud of her chicks, well-born,
In Bishop’s Son’s tree of rest.


Friday, May 24, 2019

Adirondack Experience Now Open

The folks at Adirondack Experience: the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, which opens for the season today, have spent the winter updating and adding to its exhibits and creating new ones. The popular “Great Outdoors” and “Life In the Adirondacks” exhibits remain along with other permanent and scenic displays.

The new Curious Creatures exhibit explores the relationship of humans, nature, and animals through taxidermy. Some of these private pieces have never been on public exhibition before.  Private Views: Collecting the Adirondacks features 19th century artists inspired to paint an Adirondack landscape. Borrowed from private collectors, this exhibit is a unique opportunity to see the work of these artists. » Continue Reading.


Monday, May 20, 2019

Ballet Meets The Beatles at Tannery Pond

Ballet Meets The BeatlesTannery Pond Center (TPC) in North Creek is set to present Ballet Meets The Beatles on Friday, May 31st at 7:30 pm. The program is a live performance by Chevalier Ballet dancing to the songs of The Beatles performed by tribute band Across The Pond.

They will be joined by a string quartet on such songs as Eleanor Rigby, All You Need Is Love, A Day in The Life, Here Comes The Sun and more. The show begins with Across The Pond performing an ‘Ed Sullivan Set’ of early rockers before they are joined by Chevalier and a string quartet. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Poetry: Do Not Google It

Do not Google it

Accept that it
slumbers over
silky nets
of sword ferns.

When daybreak
shines on them you
will know without asking.


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Children’s Music Festival at Whallonsburg Grange

music with a messageAn all-day festival of music and art for young people has been set for Saturday, May 18th at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall in Essex.

The “Music with a Message Children’s Music Festival” focuses on the songs of the late folksinger Pete Seeger, whose 100th birthday is being celebrated around the world in May. » Continue Reading.



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