Monday, August 8, 2022

Adirondack Artists Guild: Plein air painter Nancy Brossard to be featured in August

For the month of August, Nancy Brossard will be the featured artist at the Adirondack Artists Guild (AAG). Her exhibit hosts a variety of new oil paintings, all started in plein air (on location), and finished in her home studio. Many of the paintings in this show were painted during excursions with Sandra Hildreth, a fellow AAG artist and longtime friend.

Nancy discovered a love of oil painting when she was 10 years old. She knew at that moment that she was going to always be a painter, a lifelong ambition that drove her to study Fine Art at UW Madison and Milwaukee. Brossard found much of her inspiration for this show in the water bodies around her house in Lake Clear, NY.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Lake George Music Festival to run August 10-18

 

 

Lake George, NY – Orchestral and chamber music performances are accompanied by breathtaking views of Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains during the 2022 Lake George Music Festival (LGMF) – August 10-18. The festival returns to the historic Fort William Henry Carriage House Theatre and features a diverse musical lineup, showcasing the versatility of more than 30 World-Class Symphony musicians as they perform music ranging from cherished legendary masterworks to new works.

 

Single tickets are available for purchase at the door for $20.

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Long Lake: Heart of the Park Craft Fair scheduled for Aug. 7

Shoppers of all ages are welcome to browse a wide variety of American wares at this year’s Heart of the Park Craft Fair on Sunday, August 7 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Mt Sabattis Pavilion in Long Lake.

The annual Heart of the Park Craft Fair, sponsored by the Town of Long Lake, will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The craft fair will feature more than 50 vendors offering items such as, photographs, homemade fudge, pottery, tee-shirts, canoe-paddles, handmade sweaters, unique textile art, jewelry, spices, wind chimes, special novelties, and much more. Craft fair admission is $1 per person.

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Old Forge Library to host Sue Kiesel’s Healing Power of Photographing Outdoors presentation on Aug. 11

On August 11 at 5 p.m., the Local Histories and Stories Series will feature Sue Kiesel and her presentation on The Healing Power of Photographing Outdoors in the Adirondacks at the Old Forge Library.

Sue is a lifelong lover of the Adirondacks, having been here her entire life as a seasonal resident. She began her current passion for photography 15 years ago and is a true addict!  She enjoys, more than anything, sharing her captures. It is her greatest desire to sway others to appreciate the healing quality that nature offers all of us. If others catch the bug, perhaps they too will learn how fragile mother nature is and promote protecting it for the many generations to come.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

43rd Essex Day celebration scheduled for Aug. 6

Essex Initiatives is pleased to announce the 43rd annual Essex Day celebration is happening this Saturday, August 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street in historic Essex, NY on Lake Champlain.

This family-friendly event is sure to have something to offer everyone. Attendees are welcome to enjoy live music from James Coleman, Too Tall String Band, and Marie Marie, peruse the shops on Main Street, participate in family-friendly games, and explore more than 40 unique vendors from surrounding towns.

The event also features food trucks, a town-wide yard sale as well as a book sale, watercolor class, photography class, and much more.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

“Northern Aesthetic” Exhibit of Watercolor Works by Diane Swanson at ALCA opens today

Artist Diane Swanson is exhibiting a selection of sixteen watercolor paintings at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts August 3 through September 4. A reception and artists’ talk is scheduled for Saturday, August 20, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The natural beauty of the Adirondack region is an immersive source of inspiration for the artist, deeply influencing her painting aesthetics.

 

“The paintings I’ve created and selected for my summer exhibit at ALCA strive to portray the essence and emotive quality of our waters, mountains, woods, meadows and skies,” Swanson said. “The colors, textures and atmosphere unique to this area contribute to the comprehensive feeling of being a part of this extraordinary landscape.”

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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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