Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Caroga Lake Music Festival: Amazing music, beautiful setting

logoHow Amazing Music Has Come To A Beautiful Location

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Traffic impact information for IRONMAN triathlon on July 25

imlp bike female athlete

Lake Placid, NY – The 21st annual IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon will take place from 6:25 a.m. to midnight Sunday, July 25. The triathlon route includes a 2.4-mile swim in Mirror Lake, a 112-mile bike ride through Lake Placid, Keene, Upper Jay, Jay, Black Brook, and Wilmington, and a 26.2-mile run in and around the Lake Placid village.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Free “Trees in Trouble” Talk on July 21 via Zoom

trees in trouble graphic

Invasive forest insects and diseases are one of the most severe and urgent threats to the health of Adirondack forests. The first occurrence of emerald ash borer in the Adirondack Park was identified in July 2020. Just a few weeks later the first major infestation of hemlock woolly adelgid in the region was discovered. These two forest pests have the potential to significantly alter the forested landscape of the Adirondacks. In addition, several other damaging pests and diseases are present in other regions of the state and could migrate to the Adirondacks.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Keeseville Community Arts Festival: July 23-25

plein air artist

AdkAction is hosting a three-day celebration of arts and artists from July 23-25. The festival will fan out across Keeseville, with several local organizations and businesses holding visual and performing arts events.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

WOW! A new challenge in Wilmington

wow patches on an adirondack chair

In an effort to share the community’s outstanding natural resources with everyone, Wilmington has recently launched the Wonders of Wilmington (WOW) Challenge. This is no ordinary challenge: participants here are invited to complete the Hiking, Mountain Biking, or Family Fun challenges to receive their patch.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Great Camp Sagamore Gears Up for 2021 Season

Seasonal staff, (from left) Maddie, Katie, Amalia, Sophie, Randy, and Anna, are ready to welcome YOU to camp!

Great Camp Sagamore is open for the 2021 summer and fall season, with many exciting programs and workshops lined up. The season got off to a lively start in mid-June with the Roots & Branches Endowed Music Workshop and Women’s Fly Fishing. Offering nearly two dozen arts, educational and outdoors-themed getaways with lodging and meals included, Great Camp Sagamore has something for everyone.

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Clinton County Historical Association to produce series of suffrage-themed events

 

Sunny Jim, Notman's house in Keene Valley, 1914

Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) received a $15,000 Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) Special Program grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program to support a series of regional events this summer called The Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial Auto Tour.

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Pendragon Theatre Welcomes New Managing Director, offers kids camp

pendragon theatre collage of performances

The Pendragon Theatre has welcomed Michael Aguirre from New York City as the new Managing Director. Mike is the founding Executive Director of New Light Theater Project in NYC as well as the former Producing Director of Access Theater, a multi-venue organization in downtown Manhattan. He’s worked in administrative roles at the Steppenwolf Theatre and The Wilma, and he is also a playwright and sometime actor, with his work being featured across the country. As Managing Director, Aguirre will lead the theatre’s business plan and strategy.

“There were several qualified people who applied for the position”, said Chris Leifheit, president of the board of directors.

“We are thrilled to have found someone with Michael’s talent, experience and passion for the arts to collaborate with current staff and board to lead us out of this COVID crisis and toward a promising future,” Leifheit said in a press release.

Come by our new location at 56 Woodruff (across from Nori’s) to meet Mike at July’s ArtWalk! Pendragon is excited to participate on July 15 and we hope you will swing by to say hello. We are hard at work finalizing plans for our new home and look forward to sharing more details with our community.

This summer, the Pendragon is also hosting a summer camp for children ages 10-18. Campers will participate in a production of the The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Registration ends soon so be sure to sign up using this link! 


Monday, July 12, 2021

CCE Essex offers Free Kids Program at Lake Placid and Saranac Lake Farmer’s Markets

2 kids smiling in front of the power of produce stand at farmers market

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Essex County is hosting free activities for children at the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake farmers’ markets through the season. The program is called the Power of Produce (POP) Club and aims to get kids excited about fresh, local fruits and vegetables, local food systems, and science topics related to agriculture through a series of fun activities.

Each week at the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake Farmers’ Markets, Essex County CCE volunteers will be offering kids an opportunity to taste a locally grown fruit or vegetable, participate in an activity, and receive $5 to choose a fruit or vegetable to purchase. 

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

ArtWorks announces open air markets

Saranac Lake ArtWorks, a non profit cultural community since 2008, has announced two open-air ArtMarkets in lieu of the (currently on hold) Third Thursday ArtWalks.

Last September, the organization held a similar ArtMarket at Riverfront Park (much like the Farmer’s Market), providing artists with a safe place to showcase their artwork, and to network with the community while selling their work.

The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will partner with ArtWorks for this outdoor event to help continue to promote them in 2021. The markets will take place at Riverfront Park on Saturday, July 24 and Saturday, September 17, with Sunday of each weekend as the rain date. Members of ArtWorks will have the first option to participate, followed by non-members who have previously participated in similar events by ArtWorks. Admission is free, but there is a small vendor fee for participation.

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Pride & Prejudice Musical Outdoors in Keene Valley July 17-18

pride and prejudice cast

The Book & Blanket Players, sponsored by East Branch Friends of the Arts (EBFA), has been producing youth musicals-in-a-week summer theatre for 11 years in Keene Valley, usually at Keene Central School.

This year the theatrical adventure continues with an emphasis on flexibility and outdoor rehearsals and performance. The Keene Valley Library will serve as the hub and the performance will be on the lawn at the Neighborhood House on July 17 at 1 PM and outdoors at the Holt House at Marcy Field in Keene Valley at 3 PM on July 18. The production is a new and improved original musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride & Prejudice” with lyrics by Kathleen Recchia, music by Kathleen Recchia and Sam Balzac and arrangements by Sam Balzac. The original musical is written in the style of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lerner & Loewe.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Common Ground Alliance Forum Registration Now Open

Vibrant communities are essential to the economic, social, and cultural health of the Adirondacks.

At this year’s Common Ground Alliance Forum, we will explore how to increase the vibrancy of our communities. Done right, this will help maintain our existing population and – hopefully – attract new residents to these mountains we call home.

The event will take place over Zoom on Wednesday, July 21 over a split day.

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Monday, July 5, 2021

Northern Current music festival to return in September

northern current logoNorthern Current is excited to announce that we will be back in 2021!

This year’s event will be a pared-down version of what we typically shoot for. It wasn’t until recently that it was clear we could have the festival, so we have a shorter period of time to throw it together.

We won’t have a play area or non-food vendors, and will have a smaller number of bands – around five. But the Northern Current team is super excited to enjoy some live music and to get together with our community to dance it all out!

See you at Riverside Park in Saranac Lake on Sunday, September 5! Stay tuned for our lineup, which should be coming out sometime in the next few weeks.

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

Hone your business idea at one of these upcoming workshops

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Point Positive, Inc., in collaboration with Clarkson’s Shipley Center for Innovation, will hold a series of Business Ideation Workshops to help individuals interested in starting their businesses.  These workshops will help aspiring entrepreneurs identify promising ideas and map out the steps for moving forward.

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Saturday, July 3, 2021

The Lake George Association Floating Classroom is Coming July 15th

The Lake George Association’s Floating Classroom will be in Sandy Bay to support the Lake Stewardship Group of Cleverdale Asian Clam Day on Thursday, July 15. Asian Clam Day is a hands-on educational and awareness event for residents and visitors.

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