Thursday, December 8, 2022

DEC to Host Annual Children’s Holiday Party at Ray Brook Headquarters, Dec. 16

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 5 invites the public to attend a Children’s Holiday Party at their regional headquarters in Ray Brook on Friday, Dec. 16, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Children and their families can meet Santa and Smokey Bear, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and participate in a variety of activities including face painting and coloring.

“We are excited to once again invite local children and their families to join us at our regional headquarters for a celebration of the holiday season,” said DEC Region 5 Regional Director Joe Zalewski. “After two years of cancelled events due to the pandemic, our staff looks forward to welcoming the community in person for such a joyful occasion.”

The DEC Region 5 headquarters are located at 1115 NY Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977. The event will take place in the building’s lobby and main conference room. Please park in the lot directly in front of the building and enter through the front doors. The event is free and open to all members of the public with no RSVP required.

 

Photo at top: Wikimedia Commons photo.


Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Long Lake/Raquette Lake events roundup through Dec. 15

Christmas lights on trees.

The holiday season is upon us and the towns of Long Lake and Raquette Lake have many programs and activities on tap on the below calendar of events to suit a wide variety of interests and ages. The calendar of events outlines activities through Thursday, December 15.

 

Wednesday, December 7th

10:30 am: Swim Bus. Departs from St Henry’s Church in Long Lake at 10:30 am returns
approximately 12:45 pm. If interested in riding, email Yvette at londmy@yahoo.com.

 

 

Thursday, December 8th

3-5 pm: Knitting Group. CVW Long Lake Public Library.
7 pm: Order of the Easter Star Meeting. Long Lake Masonic Hall.

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Monday, December 5, 2022

Holiday events on tap in North Creek

Christmas tree ornaments.

All are invited to help bring a bit of light and joy to the community by participating in an array of holiday-themed events and activities planned around North Creek, NY. See the following for a calendar of events.

North Creek Community Lighting Contest:

The community is once again encouraging businesses and residents to vie for the prize. Register your residence or business at the Town Hall by calling (518) 251-2421, ext. 2 and give Joanne your address for the competition. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated in three categories, best residence, best not-for-profit, and best business. The prize is $300 cash in each category. The registration deadline is December 10. Judging will take place between December 10 and 18, and winners will be announced at the town board meeting on December 20. The Warren County Planning Department will list your address on the county’s site, so holiday light enthusiasts can see your efforts.

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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Old Forge to kick off snowmobile season with Snodeo on December 9 – 11

 

OLD FORGE, NY – The Central Adirondack Association (CAA) will be kicking off the 2022-23 snowmobile season with the annual Snodeo event at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center on the weekend of December 9, 10, and 11. The North Street pavilion in Old Forge will be filled with sleds, gear, and accessories that no snowmobile enthusiast will want to miss. All four major manufacturers (Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski Doo, and Yamaha) will be on hand, plus other vendors including, Hudon’s Sled Salvage & Power Sports, Guaranteed Traction Solution, Northland Trailers, RPM Apparel, Mack Studs, Curve Industries, Patriot Trailers as well as many more new and repeat vendors.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Holiday events around the region

holiday lights

Here’s a look at some of the many holiday events coming up around the Adirondacks:

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Monday, November 28, 2022

Old Forge Library creates holiday Wish List, Winter Solstice Lantern workshop set for Dec. 15

Weaving Home will offer a Winter Solstice Lantern workshop at the Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., on Thursday, December 15 at 4 p.m. The crafting workshop is free and all materials will be provided.

Winter solstice has been celebrated all over the world for thousands of years. It occurs on the shortest day and longest night. Although this is often the first day of winter, it also promises the return of the sun after an extended period of darkness.

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Sunday, November 27, 2022

CP Holiday Train returns to the rails in support of community food banks after two-year hiatus

“I’m grateful to the CP team members who adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic to deliver two exceptional virtual Holiday Train shows and to all those who continued to donate while we kept community members safe,” said Keith Creel, CP’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Holiday Train is all about families and communities coming together to celebrate the season and help those in need. We are excited to be back out on the rails and in our communities, taking these two beautiful trains across our network and sharing the joy that comes with gathering in the spirit of giving.”

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play set for Dec. 18 at Whallonsburg Grange Hall

Whallonsburg, NY — The Whallonsburg Grange Hall and the Depot Theatre Academy are pleased to present a return to a holiday tradition with a performance of A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play, on December 18, 2022, with live music and refreshments beginning at 2 p.m. and the reading performance at 3 p.m.

Based upon the novel by Charles Dickens, this performance will be a radio play reading complete with live sound effects, featuring local artists, professional actors, and directed by Broadway actor and Depot Theatre alum Jonathan Hadley.
Admission to the event is free and open to the public, and donations will be gratefully accepted to benefit the BackPack Program.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

North Creek: Tannery Pond Center announces lineup of winter events

Those looking to get into the festive holiday spirit are encouraged to check out what is in store at The Tannery Pond Center in North Creek. The center has recently announced a lineup of winter events to suit a wide array of interests. On the docket for this winter, is a kids’ art project fair, holiday concerts, a new exhibition in the Widlund Gallery, and much more.

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Adirondack Christmas on Main Street set for Nov. 25-27 in Inlet

All are welcome to get into the jolly spirit during Inlet’s Adirondack Christmas on Main Street which is slated for Thanksgiving weekend, November 25-27. As part of the annual event, many of Inlet’s stores will be open for shoppers all weekend. Be sure to bring your receipts from these stores dated November 25-27, 2022 to the Inlet Information Office. For every $10 spent in Town of Inlet or at a business outside of Inlet that is a paid Inlet Area Business Association (IABA) member, you will receive one free raffle ticket. At the end of the weekend, one lucky person will take home a basket full of items donated by local businesses. Activities happening all weekend in Inlet include a book sale at the Inlet Public Library, make & take Santa stones at ArtHouse at the WareHouse, and a drop box for Letters to Santa at the Inlet Town Hall.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games Information Session Set for Nov. 21

LAKE PLACID, NY (November 15, 2022) –  The Lake Placid Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism will host a Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games information session on Monday, November 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Placid Conference Center, second floor. Area residents and business owners are encouraged to attend.

The event will share information about regional plans and preparations for the 11-day international, multi-sport and multi-location event taking place from January 12-22, 2023. Presenters include representatives from Adirondack Sports Council along with the NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA).

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Monday, November 14, 2022

Screening of hard-hitting French film “Happening” set for Nov. 19 in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE, NY—The Abortion Access Committee of Adirondack Voters for Change is proud to present a second screening of the prize-winning feature film “Happening” at BluSeed Studios, located at 24 Cedar Street in Saranac Lake on November 19 at 7 p.m. “Happening” is a hard-hitting French film that opened in the United States last Spring and 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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Sunday, November 13, 2022

The Dara Anissi Ensemble to perform at the Saranac Fire Hall on Nov. 19 and 20

The Dara Anissi Ensemble performs two shows at the Saranac Fire Hall on Route 3 in Saranac, New York on Saturday, November 19 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 20 at 3 p.m. The Hall opens 30 minutes prior
to the show; admission is $20 at the door. Seating is open and club-style at tables. Tables may be reserved for parties of six or eight. The Dara Anissi Ensemble has deep roots in Middle Eastern culture. Two of its members, Dara Anissi and Martin Shamoonpour, hail originally from Tehran, Iran. The third member, Nikolai Ruskin, originally from San Francisco, has made a lifetime study of Middle Eastern music. The trio now resides in Ithaca and Brooklyn, New York, both places hotbeds of diverse genres of music and creativity. They have been inspired to create a new body of work which they are eager to share, along with ancient traditional tunes.

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Free Beyond the Peaks “Filmmaking 101” Workshop slated for Nov. 28

Mountain Lake PBS is proud to present the Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival during the 2022-23 school year. High school and homeschool students who love film and filmmaking are invited to gather for a free, one-day “Filmmaking 101” Workshop at Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh. N.Y. on November 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Workshop participants will learn key audio/video techniques and storytelling best practices.

Attendees will also learn how to navigate the Skills 21 Launchpad film submission platform, and get insights into each of the film festival entry categories. Culminating with optional group work time and 1-on-1 sessions with professional media-makers, this is a great chance to enhance your skills while meeting peer film and video buffs from across the region.

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Adirondack Experience to offer two free virtual events

The Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake will be hosting two free virtual events, including A Good Time Coming: Exploring the Sporting World of The Adirondacks through the Adirondack Experience’s Art Collection on Monday, November 14, 2022, and Taking the Temperature of the Arts in the Adirondacks on Monday, December 12, 2022. Adirondack Experience has closed its doors for the 2022 season, but will continue to offer an array of online educational programs. The museum will open in the Spring of 2023, with a new exhibition – 𝐴𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑠 & 𝐼𝑛𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑊𝑖𝑙𝑑.

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