Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Hudson River Piecemakers Quilt Show slated for Aug. 6 and 7

All are invited to drop by this year’s Hudson River Piecemakers Quilt Show scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7 in Lake Luzerne. This year’s quilt show theme is “Starry, Starry Quilts” and the show will feature 75 quilts on display, various quilting technique demonstrations, a boutique with great gifts, a quilt raffle, vendors, door prizes, and much more.

Lorry Chwazik of Pleasant Street Quilts, will serve as Quilt Show Judge this year. Chwazik is a member of the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges, an artisan, teacher, lecturer and more among the quilting world.

The quilt show will run from from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Hadley-Luzerne Central High School located at 273 Lake Avenue in Lake Luzerne, NY.

For more information about this year’s Hudson River Piecemakers Quilt Show contact Karen Goldberg, Publicity Chairperson, at 518-654-9759 or goldiek456@yahoo.com

Photo at top: Hudson River Piecemakers Quilt Show 2022 raffle quilt. Photo provided by Karen Goldberg, Publicity Chairperson.

 

 


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Where in Saranac Lake is Play ADK’s Bear?

SARANAC LAKE — A month long search for Play ADK’s beloved bear, Bear, has begun.

 
Throughout the month of August, residents and visitors are urged to keep an eye out for Bear, a large stuffed bear wearing a green Play ADK T-shirt. He is approximately 4 feet tall and is unlikely to respond to any name due to a rare bear hearing condition known as “stuffalitis.”
 
“He’s a super friendly bear so there’s no need to contact DEC or anything like that,” said Rob Carr, Play ADK’s executive director. “He doesn’t eat garbage, but he does enjoy a good latte.”
 
“I know we’re told not to approach bears, but I’ve met Bear and he’s a real sweetheart — not much of a talker, though,” said Mayor Jimmy Williams, “He just loves getting out and exploring downtown Saranac Lake.”
 
Clues for Bear’s whereabouts can be obtained from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Play ADK’s Main Street Clubhouse on the following Saturdays: Aug. 6, Aug. 13, Aug. 20, Aug. 27 and Sept. 3.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Champ Day: The Lake Champlain Monster Festival is slated for Aug. 5, 6

All are invited to gather together on the beautiful Lake Champlain waterfront in Port Henry, NY to celebrate Lake Champlain’s lake monster with legendary fun for the 37th annual Champ Day: The Lake Champlain Monster Festival. The free, crowd-pleasing event features special guests such as Penelope the Clown, Cardboard Boat Races, a CryptoCave Meet & Greet, a Champ Lure Contest, Creative Cove for Kids, Vendor Marketplace, food, and much more.

 

New this year is a Champ Day weekend kickoff event, Champ’s Monster Movie Night, that will take place on Friday, August 5  at 7 p.m. on Bulwagga Bay Beach in Port Henry.  The evening’s featured film will be “Monster from the Ocean Floor” a fun, old-fashioned 1950s monster movie suitable for all ages. The film will be presented by Andy McDougall, a film collector from Plattsburgh, NY. In addition to the film screening, guests are encouraged to take part in a costume contest, in which those who don a beach/tiki, retro 1950s, or monster theme outfit have a chance to win a prize.
The main event is set for Saturday, August 6 at Champ Beach Park, Beach Road, at the north end of Port Henry.

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Poem: Inlet

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Adirondacks nestle the tiny town of Inlet.
All around it is a history
Of logging, hunting, boating, pioneering,
Settling, surviving and staying.

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Hard-hitting French film “Happening” to be shown at Lake Flower Landing on Aug. 2

SARANAC LAKE, NY—The recently formed Abortion Access Committee of Adirondack Voters for Change is proud to present the new feature film “Happening” at Lake Flower Landing, 421 Lake Flower Avenue, in Saranac Lake on Tuesday, August 2, at 7 PM.

 

A French film that opened in the United States this past spring, “Happening” earned the Golden Lion award for best picture at the prestigious Venice Film Festival last year. It is based on a true story and takes place in the early 1960s when both abortion and contraception were illegal in France and anyone who got an abortion or helped anyone obtain an abortion faced imprisonment.

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

The Hyde Collection: John Van Alstine and José Guadalupe Posada exhibitions on display through Sept. 18

 

GLENS FALLS, NY – The Hyde Collection presents two new summer exhibitions, sharing the works of two outstanding artists. Opening Saturday, June 11, 2022, are the exhibitions: Transformations: The Art of John Van Alstine and José Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico. The exhibitions are open to the public from June 11–September 18, 2022, Thursday through Sunday from 10 am–5 pm.

“The art of José Guadalupe Posada and John Van Alstine are quintessential of their time and particular corner of this great American continent,” remarked Jonathan Canning, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming. “Steeped in both the indigenous and European traditions of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Mexico, Posada harnessed the power of modern printing to
promote his art and engage the people. Van Alstine, an Adirondack native, is well-versed in the Classical and Eastern philosophies that underpin modern America, its “can-do” spirit, and the country’s great industrial legacy and awesome natural resources. I can think of no other continent on which either artist could thrive than ours.”

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Friday, July 29, 2022

Long Lake: Two short plays, historical showcase slated for July 30

 

All are invited to drop by the Long Lake Town Hall on Saturday, July 30, a day which will serve as a celebration of the robust history of Long Lake. Guests are encouraged to view a historical showcase and chat with a member of the Long Lake Historical Society from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. before enjoying two short plays that evening beginning at 7 p.m. The two performances, A Walk on the Wild Side with Mary Ann Keller & Mystery of the Buttercup, are written and directed by Gail Huntley and based on the original settlers of Long Lake. These events are offered free of charge.

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Friday, July 29, 2022

Kids’ activities set for this weekend in Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh

 

Parents and caregivers looking for something fun to do with their children this weekend are in luck, as an array of children’s programs are slated for establishments in the Adirondack region, including Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh. These activities include a presentation of Disney’s Frozen Jr. at the Pendragon Theatre through July 31 in Saranac Lake, a PBS KIDS Day celebration at Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh on July 30, and a Nature Writing and Drawing for Kids program at the Adirondack Center for Writing on July 30 in Saranac Lake.

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

“Steamboat Bill, Jr.” set for Aug. 1 at Schroon Lake Strand Theater

SCHROON LAKE, NY — “I laughed so hard I literally fell out of my seat!” That sentiment sums up the experience of the hundreds of film goers who have attended silent-film comedy accompanied on live piano by Ben Model at the Strand Theater in Schroon Lake. 

 

On Monday, August 1, at 8:00 pm, Mr. Model returns to the Art-Deco gem of a movie house—this time to accompany a feature-length classic by the Buster Keaton, known as the “Great Stone Face,” who, along with Charlie Chaplin, was one of the two greatest silent-film comedians, as well as one of the most groundbreaking filmmakers in early cinema of any kind. His last independent silent feature, “STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.” is one of his funniest films, according to a write-up on the official website of Turner Classic Movies (TCM), which hails the comedy as “rich in period detail and energized by some of Keaton’s most inventive gags, including the most elaborate climax he devised for any of his films.” 

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Teen pens book about Lake George’s Dome Island

Lake George's Dome Island

History buffs, help is on the way! 

I am eager to promote a book that has just been published, about Dome Island at Lake George, by Noah Chirnomas, a young man from New Jersey. About two years ago, the then sixteen-year-old contacted me (way down here in North Carolina) to see if I might be willing to help him write a book about John Apperson, Dome Island and Lake George. I am so glad I said “yes!”

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Sunday, July 24, 2022

Open Sky Arts Festival Returns to the LPCA this August

 

 

Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is thrilled to announce the Open Sky Arts Festival is returning for its second year, August 11 through August 14,  outdoors at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts main campus.

This year’s Open Sky Arts Festival is a celebration for music-lovers of any age. All are invited to explore 4 days of music, food and fun all on the outdoor stage on the lawn behind the Theatre Building. Featuring bluegrass, rock, pop, blues and a special performance for families – there’s something for everyone under the Open Sky.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Adirondack Artisan Festival set for July 23 at Adirondack Experience

All are welcome to spend a day browsing a wide array of crafts at this year’s Adirondack Artisan Festival scheduled for Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to  5 p.m. at the Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake. 

Bring a little piece of the Adirondacks home after a visit to the festival which will feature artisans and makers from throughout the region, offering paintings, furniture, specialty foods, sculptures, clothing, stained glass, and much more.

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

Keene Valley Library to host July 23 celebration for Adirondack Community story project’s success

KEENE VALLEY, N.Y.— Town of Keene residents and guests will gather at the Keene Valley Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 to celebrate the over 250 stories available through “Adirondack Community: Capturing, Retaining, and Communicating the Stories of Who We Are,” an OurStoryBridge project. All are welcome.

Adirondack Community, sponsored by the Keene Valley Library, is a multi-year local history project that collects and organizes 3- to 5-minute audio stories and related photographs from town of Keene community members through an online platform to share the rich social and cultural history of this community located in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains. Stories are used in classrooms from elementary school through college. In a town of about 1,100 residents, six times that number of users have visited the website to listen to stories. Adirondack Community is the model used by the national story project charitable nonprofit, OurStoryBridge Inc.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

47th Annual Antique & Vintage Show and Sale set for Old Forge on July 23, 24

The Annual Antique & Vintage Show and Sale will set up for its 47th year on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24 at the George Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street in Old Forge. The event will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 23, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 24.

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