The Adirondack Film Society (AFS) is moving the Lake Placid Film Forum from early June to late October. Through various meetings and the appointment of a new festival director, Gary Smith, the AFS board picked dates to follow three major film festivals.
A James Taylor and Simon and Garfunkel tribute concert is set for Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Long Lake Town Hall, featuring the Massachusetts Trio, Good Acoustics. » Continue Reading.
The Tupper Lake Brew-ski returns on February 24 with eight local breweries serving their craft beers along the one-and-a-half miles of maintained ski trails at the Tupper Lake Golf Course.
Breweries will bring their beer to several tasting stations along the trails, pouring samples as skiers and snow showers pass through. » Continue Reading.
This year’s Essex County Arts and Crafts Festivals are being planned for the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport on Friday, July 6th at the start of Westport’s July 4th weekend celebrations. A second Festival is set for Wed., August 1st.
Artists and craft artists from across Essex County and the neighboring region are invited to display and sell their work. » Continue Reading.
A Winter Food Justice Summit, “FEED BACK: Growing and Sharing the Abundance” is set to take place on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 8 am to 6pm at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Organizers say the goal of this event is to create a road map toward a stronger local food system for everyone.
The March 1st Summit will include a keynote address by Andrianna Natsoulas, the Executive Director of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY). » Continue Reading.
Sugaring season is in full swing in Thurman. Thurman Maple Days are set to begin March 10 and 11, continuing Saturdays and Sundays through March 25. Five Thurman maple producers — four of them the largest in Warren County – will open their sugarhouses to show how this age-old art is practiced with the help of technological advancements.
Each weekend offers open barns at Adirondack Gold, Valley Road, Hidden Hollow, Toad Hill and Windy Ridge maple farms, all offering free tours of sugarbushes and sugarhouses, with demonstrations and talks about tapping, evaporating, filtering and candy-making. Toad Hill will offer wagon rides to the sugar bush through a traditional covered bridge. Windy Ridge will demonstrate sugaring done the old fashioned way, a pancake breakfast will be held at Valley Road, and Adirondack Gold Tapper’s will lead snowshoe hikes into the sugar bush. » Continue Reading.
Counting birds may not be for everyone, but having an opportunity to be a part of a larger project always intrigues me. My family has participated in the annual Christmas Bird Count as well as FrogWatch USA for years. We have counted loons, released monarchs, and monitored nests.
These various citizen science projects all have the same thing in common, asking the general public to provide critical data for future conservation efforts. Some projects require a bit of training while other programs just require being consistent. No matter the project, my family is always willing to learn more about conservation and animals that are indicators of environmental health. » Continue Reading.
View in Old Forge will be holding a free yoga session on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10 am to noon. Yoga offers a peaceful break from everyday commitments. It can be a time to flex and condition the body and mind.
Several instructors will be leading mini-sessions that will include chair yoga and gentle and restorative yoga at both beginner and intermediate styles, as well as children’s yoga. Everyone is welcomed. » Continue Reading.
Registration is now open for Fort Ticonderoga’s Twenty-Third Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 18-20, 2018.
With a panel of distinguished historians from across the United States, this seminar focuses on the Seven Years’ War in North America, also known as the French & Indian War. The War College takes place in the Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required. » Continue Reading.
Adirondack musicians will come together on Saturday, February 24th at 7 pm at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall for a concert called “Adirondack String Fever.” Led by songwriter and storyteller Dan Berggren on guitar, the show includes John Kirk and Trish Miller on fiddle, mandolin and banjo; and Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan playing guitar and hammered dulcimer. These five long-time friends have played in combinations and separately for decades at concerts, festivals, dances, theatrical performances, and events all over the North Country. » Continue Reading.
A ski or snowshoe trek has been set for Saturday, February 17th on the Sophie’s Lair Trail in Willsboro.
Skiers and snowshoers should meet at 9:15 am at the Florence Hathaway trailhead on Essex Road in Willsboro (look for the tennis courts).
The Florence Hathaway Trail, about a half-mile long, leads to the Sophie’s Lair Trail. Overall, the ski/snowshoe adventure will run about 3 hours. » Continue Reading.
The Annual Warren County Tree and Shrub Sale is now underway.
The sale has a variety of deciduous and evergreen seedlings, conservation and wildflower packs and locally made bird and bat houses, available for order until March 16th, 2018.
Purchases help improve and protect the natural resources of Warren County. » Continue Reading.
Andrew Buchanan, lecturer in global and military history at the University of Vermont, will be presenting on “A History of the World in Six Weeks” at the Whallonsburg Grange on Tuesday, February 13th at 7:30 pm, continuing on subsequent Tuesdays until March 20th. » Continue Reading.
The 21st Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take place February 16 to 19 in backyards, parks, nature centers, on hiking trails, school grounds, balconies, and beaches across the country.
This global event provides an opportunity for bird enthusiasts to contribute important bird population data that help scientists see changes over the past 21 years.
More than 50 species of trees and shrubs from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Saratoga Tree Nursery are now available to public and private landowners and schools.
Spruces, pines, shrub willows, dogwoods, high bush cranberry, winged sumac, white cedar, and wetland rose are among the 50 species available from the State’s Saratoga Tree Nursery. The sale provides low-cost, native tree and shrub seedlings from New York seed sources to encourage landowners to enhance the state’s environment for future generations. Mixed species packets are also available. » Continue Reading.