Monday, October 23, 2023

APA Announces 2023 State Land Classification Action and Public Hearings

Action Includes the Classification and Reclassification of 6,000 Acres of State Land

Public Comment Period Open through November 27, 2023

RAY BROOK, NY – The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold a series of public hearings to solicit public comments for State Land classification and reclassification proposals. The 2023 classification package involves proposals for State Lands in 8 counties in the Park. The package includes 19 State Land classification proposals of recently acquired parcels totaling approximately 5,800 acres, 11 reclassification proposals totaling approximately 250 acres, and six classifications involving map corrections. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, October 22, 2023

Adirondack Wild holds annual meeting, announces 2023 awards

 

Steve Englebright receives the award in Newcomb.

Newcomb, NY – The Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb played host this month to Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve’s annual meeting and 2023 award presentations. The Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award, named after 20th century wilderness preservation leader Paul Schaefer, was presented to Steven Englebright. Englebright represented the Assembly’s 4th District on Long Island from 1992 through 2022 and chaired the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee starting in 2015. Adirondack Wild lauded Englebright for his tact, wisdom and tenacious environmental leadership which has left every New Yorker with a better quality of life.

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Saturday, October 21, 2023

APIPP to Host Free Webinar “How Deer Shape Forest Ecosystems” on Oct. 26

Graphic for How Deer Shape Forest Ecosystems webinar.

Keene Valley, NY – White-tailed deer can have a significant impact on forest ecosystems, but steps can be taken to mitigate the damage. Join New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Big Game Biologist Brendan Quirion and the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program for “How Deer Shape Forest Ecosystems,” a free webinar scheduled for 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26. Quirion will discuss how deer populations are bolstered by several factors, including fewer severe winters with deep snow and a lack of apex predators like wolves and mountain lions, all of which have historically kept deer populations in check.

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Friday, October 20, 2023

Lake Placid Film Festival: Iconic “Cool Runnings” to be shown Opening Night, Oct. 26

Cool Runnings movie poster

 

Lake Placid, NY – The year was 1988. The Winter Games were in Calgary. Western Canada would be the most unlikely place where a group of Jamaican track and field athletes would gain notoriety as bobsledders. Yet those Games produced one of the Olympics most endearing stories, one that lives to this very day thanks to four committed athletes, their forcefully supportive manager and a movie appropriately titled Cool Runnings.

The 1993 flick added to the luster of comedic actor John Candy, and by way of his work at those Games with ABC Television, local resident John Morgan as well. Now, with a continuing 35-year legacy, Cool Runnings will be shown at the Palace Theater in Lake Placid on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in the opening feature of the Lake Placid Film Festival. A question and answer period will follow. There will be an encore performance on Saturday morning, Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. Jamaican bobsled team merchandise will be available for purchase at the theater.

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

Old Forge Library to host fundraiser, Halloween-themed events & more

Old Forge, NY – Old Forge Library staff have announced a variety of activities, including a spooky season-themed fundraiser, that are sure to appeal to a wide array of interests and help curb cabin fever that typically begins to hit with the oncoming of chillier temperatures. Please see a roundup of events below for more details on these programs and activities which include, Nevermore: A Raven Good Time fundraiser at Nest [a restaurant in Thendara], an Open Mic Night hosted by Ken Carman, free Halloween-themed grab/craft bags for kids, and Wednesday Night Craft Get-Togethers.

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

Dalton-Loines Family Papers exhibit reception set for Oct. 25

Reception
October 25, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at the Kelly Adirondack Center
This event is free and open to the public.

The Dalton-Loines Family Papers
Between 2019 and 2022 Sylvia Rogal Pope donated her collection of documents, photographs, and ephemera from the Dalton-Loines family to the Adirondack Research Library. In 2022, Phyllis Modley donated a guestbook filled with additional memories. The Dalton-Loines Family Papers consists mainly of materials that focus on their lake houses in the Northwest Bay of Lake George. » Continue Reading.


Friday, October 13, 2023

Conservation Field Day sparks enthusiasm to learn

Lake Pleasant, NY – The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District’s 44th annual Lynn Galusha Memorial Conservation Field Day sparked students’ enthusiasm to learn about their environment on September 21.  The District hosts the event annually on their Adirondack EcoTrail, and kids hike to six stations where they learn about exciting conservation topics from the natural resource experts.

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Thursday, October 12, 2023

Lake Placid Film Festival presents: Women in Horror, Oct. 28

The Halloween season is in full swing and the best place to celebrate is at the Lake Placid Film Festival. Take part in our Women in Horror panel on Saturday, October 28, where acclaimed filmmakers, Sol Miranda (Archive 81, Asynchronous), Chirstina Raia (Affliction, Silent Night), and Karen Walton (Ginger Snaps, Orphan Black) discuss genre filmmaking from a female perspective.

We are also excited to announce two horror films screening at the Festival: The Monkey and a special midnight screening of The Exorcist. Purchase your Festival Pass today and experience all the frights and films that the Lake Placid Film Festival has to offer.
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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Julie Canepa to Speak at Bluseed Studios

TIPS FOR REALIZING YOUR PASSION PROJECT

Julie Canepa, Plattsburgh resident and award winning screenwriter and author, will give a talk called, “From Concept to Finished Product: Tips for Realizing Your Passion Project.” Canepa’s talk is Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at BluSeed Studios, sponsored by Saranac Lake ArtWorks. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Broadway Performers Among Featured at “Arts in the Adirondacks” Event, Oct. 21

“ARTS IN THE ADIRONDACKS” EVENT – A DAY-LONG EVENT FOCUSED ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

Area students will be treated to workshops and panel discussions with acclaimed actors, singers, painters and more

Lake Placid, NY- Arts in the Adirondacks: Amplifying Diverse Voices will be held October 21 on the campus of North Country School and Camp Treetops and is free and open to the public.  The day’s events will showcase the intersection of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and the arts, featuring a host of artists including Broadway performers, nationally recognized singers, actors, and artists. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, October 7, 2023

APA to hold monthly meeting Oct. 12

APA logoRay Brook, NY – The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, October 12, 2023. The meeting will be held at the Agency’s headquarters in Ray Brook, NY. The public is welcome to attend in person or remotely.

Public comment will be available to members of the public who attend the Agency meeting in person as well as those who participate remotely. If you would like the opportunity to make a public comment remotely, please email your name and the phone number used to call into the Board Meeting to AgencyMeeting.PublicComment@apa.ny.gov. Those who sign up for public comment will be limited to three minutes each. Public comment will not be accepted on any agenda items that are before the Board. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, October 5, 2023

Adirondack Artists Guild: Mark Kurtz exhibit runs from Oct. 6 – 29

 

Saranac Lake, NY – Mark Kurtz will be showing new and early work as the featured artist at the Adirondack Artists Guild for the month of October. The show runs from October 6 to 29, with a reception on Friday, October 6 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Kurtz’s career as a photographer in the Adirondacks has spanned several decades. He is well known for his landscapes and large panoramic photographs, as well as for his square works made with a small plastic Holga camera. He also has a collection of images from New York City and around upstate New York and from other travels.

The Adirondack Artists Guild is a cooperative retail art gallery representing a diverse group of artists residing and working in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondack Park. The gallery is located at 52 Main Street in Saranac Lake. For more information, call (518) 891-2615. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. The gallery will be open on Monday, October 9, Columbus Day. The Adirondack Artists Guild is on Facebook, Instagram, and on the web at www.adirondackartistsguild.com.

Photo at top: Ferns by Mark Kurtz. Photo provided by the Adirondack Artists Guild. 

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Olympic Authority Announces World Figure and Fancy Skating Championships Return to Lake Placid October 4-8

Unique Event on Black Ice Blends Skating with Fine and Decorative Art 

Art of the Olympians Gallery to Open Celebrating Art, Culture and Sport

LAKE PLACID, N.Y.  – The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority) announces that the World Figure and Fancy Skating Championships will return to the Olympic Center in Lake Placid from October 4 through 8, 2023. The event will include an Art of the Olympians exhibit and other fine arts. All skating competitions and art exhibits are open to the public with complimentary admission. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, October 4, 2023

NEXTDOOR: Group Photography Show at Whitcombs Arts

Stephen Langdon / Catherine Seidenberg / Aaron Hobson / Barry Goldstein

Whallonsburg, NY – Whitcomb’s Arts is pleased to present a group photography exhibit that invites viewers to experience the Adirondacks through four different lenses, and thereby expand and reimagine our sense of our shared surroundings. NEXTDOOR, curated by Laurie House, will run from October 1-15, with the opening reception and interactive artists’ talks on Sunday, October 8 from 4-7pm. Talks begin at 4:30. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Creative Adirondacks: Nancy Brossard: A Lifetime Passion for Painting

Nancy Brossard

By Linda Friedman Ramirez

The need to paint, and to paint well, has been with Nancy almost all of her life. She’s very clear that there is really nothing that could stop her from painting, as well as requiring that any painting that leaves her studio is worthy. In some cases, when she is not satisfied, Nancy will paint over a canvas or if it’s not possible, cut it up. Nancy will be exhibiting at the Downtown Art Center, Malone, New York as part of: Three Perspectives with Nancy Brossard, Charles Atwood King and Sandra Hildreth, [the] opening reception [took place] on September 29, 2023 [from] 5 to 8 p.m. [For more information, reference the following link:]
https://www.downtownartistcellar.com/event/187544/exhibitthree-perspectives

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