Monday, August 14, 2023

Barbara McMartin Exhibit at Caroga Museum


Caroga Lake NY – The Caroga Historical Association and Museum is pleased to pay tribute to Barbara McMartin with an exhibit entitled  “Barbara McMartin: Adirondack Artist, Author, Advocate”.  The exhibit highlights Barbara’s many contributions to the Caroga area and the Adirondacks.  This exhibit has been curated by Barbara’s daughter, Nancy Long, and Nancy’s husband, Dick Loomis.  In addition, the exhibit features the artwork of three generations of the McMartin family: Barbara McMartin’s watercolors, Nancy Long’s watercolors and Casey Loomis’s mixed media art.
This exhibit runs through Aug. 27.

The Caroga museum in open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 until 4 pm through Aug. 27.
The museum is located at 145 London Bridge Rd. in Caroga Lake.

Sunday, August 13, 2023

APA August 2023 Agency Meeting – Preliminary Agenda

APA logo.

RAY BROOK, NY – The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, August 17th and Friday August 18th, 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

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.
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Saturday, August 12, 2023

Adirondack Architectural Heritage Announces 2023 Preservation Award Winners

Keeseville, NY
– The AARCH Preservation Awards program annually recognizes exemplary historic preservation work throughout the Adirondack region, including sensitive restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive use, long-term stewardship, and individual achievement by a wide range of individuals and organizations.

We are happy to announce this year’s AARCH Preservation Award winners! On Friday, September 22, we will honor the awardees below at our Preservation Awards ceremony. These seven recipients exemplify extraordinary stewardship or restoration of historic properties and individual achievements in preservation throughout the Adirondack region.

The recipients of the 2023 AARCH Preservation Awards are:

The Tahawus Cultural Center, for Ongoing Rehabilitation and Stewardship
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Saturday, August 12, 2023

15th Annual Adirondack Plein Air Festival in Saranac Lake

adirondack plein air festival, adirondack art

Adirondack Plein Air

Saranac Lake – Forty artists are packing up their paints and canvases from Texas to Illinois, and Maryland to Maine and will be heading to the Adirondacks for a week of wonderful painting. The 2023 Adirondack Plein Air Festival will start on August 14 and culminate with the huge Show & Sale, on August 19, held in the Town Hall in Saranac Lake.

Started in 2009 by Saranac Lake ArtWorks member Sandra Hildreth, this event has grown from an opportunity for local artists to get together and paint outdoors, to a nationally recognized painting experience that often attracts nearly 100 applications. The Saranac Lake area offers an abundance of mountain, lake, and river views, farmland, historic villages, rustic camps, waterfalls, marshes and bogs. » Continue Reading.

Friday, August 11, 2023

Upcoming Events at The Sembrich

– Acclaimed musical theater historian John Kenrick will present “Hamilton – The Man, The Musical, The Cultural Phenomenon!,” on Wednesday, August 16 at 2 PM. This highly anticipated studio talk uncovers how Lin-Manuel Miranda’s trailblazing blending of hip-hop and Broadway styles created the revolutionary musical Hamilton. Mr. Kenrick will share performance videos and other media that lend insight into how the life story of America’s most controversial founding father became the basis for one of the most acclaimed Broadway musicals of all time.

“I think show business history is the most fascinating subject in the world. My goal is simple: to make it as entertaining and exciting for others as it is for me,” says Kenrick. » Continue Reading.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

2nd Annual Mountain Bike Festival this Weekend at Wheelerville Trails


Mountain biking at Wheelerville Trails, Caroga, New York

Mountain biking at Wheelerville Trails, Caroga, New York


Caroga Lake, NY -“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” And no better time to take one of those dirt paths than this weekend August 12 and 13 at the second annual Wheelerville Trails Mountain Bike Festival. Located in the small hamlet Wheelerville – appropriately named – on NY Route 10 in Caroga Lake, New York. The event promises a wild weekend of two-wheeled fun in the southern Adirondacks.

“Last year’s event went beyond all expectations, and the dedication of the mountain bike community is truly what brought the festival to the next level,” states Jeremy Manning, Wheelerville Trails Manager.

This year will feature a return of the Live Free and Fly Downhill Race, Jump Jam, wheelie competition, guided rides, skills clinics, great food, music and outdoor gear raffle. There will also be new trails, a new skills area for kids and bigger and better jumps. » Continue Reading.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Ledge Hill Studio Downtown hosts Saturday Event

Westport, NY
– Ledge Hill Studio Downtown in Westport, on Lake Champlain is hosting a great day filled with activities on Saturday, August 12 from 3-8pm.

Ledge Hill Studio Downtown is an eclectic business centered around ART. The atelier has a flowing art show of Carolyn Polly’s art and many other accomplished artists.  They feature four Art Openings a year spotlighting regional art, eclectic art, hand craft and functional art pottery, Adirondack craft, printed and photography cards.

Join us on Saturday from 3-8pm for free kids crafts and activities, sponsored by Heather’s Art Fund at Ledge Hill Studio. Carolyn Polly will be leading all of the children’s activities. The studio is full of fantastic new treasures from local creators, including an impressive batch of unique tie dye shirts.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Art Slam at the Upper Jay Art Center

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Join us in the Recovery Lounge on Friday, Aug. 11 to celebrate the history and future of Upper Jay Art Center! The night will feature special performances by local artists in a variety of mediums (including several exciting new interdisciplinary collaborations). There will also be food and drink, a silent auction of unique items, and all of the fun and surprise you’d expect at UJAC. Help us continue our grasstistic (grassroots + artistic) legacy!

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Adirondack Land Trust Annual Meeting to be held in Lake Placid


Uihelein Farm by Erika Bailey


Lake Placid, N.Y. – The Adirondack Land Trust is holding its 2023 annual meeting at Uihlein Farm, Lake Placid, on Saturday, August 12, 1:00 p.m. This land conservation celebration is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested for the meeting and required for field trips. The schedule is as follows:

1:00 p.m. – Welcome music by Giovanina Bucci as guests arrive and park.

1:30 p.m. – Conservation updates; keynote remarks from Elizabeth (Betsy) Folwell, award-winning editor and creative director of Adirondack Life magazine from 1989-2020.

3:00 p.m. – Optional field trips: hiking, biking, and more.

Visit for details.

The Adirondack Land Trust’s mission is to forever conserve the forests, farmlands, waters and wild places that advance the quality of life of our communities and the ecological integrity of the Adirondacks. The land trust has protected 27,606 acres since its founding in 1984. To learn more, visit

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View across the field at Uihlein Farm in Lake Placid, where the Adirondack Land Trust is holding its annual meeting on Saturday, August 12. Everyone is welcome. Photo by Erika Bailey. 

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Tupper Lake Masonic Craft Fair and Flea Market Returns in August

Tupper Lake Masonic craft fair and flea marke

The Tupper Lake Masonic Craft Fair and Flea Market is returning to the Tupper Lake Waterfront Park on Demars Boulevard, August 18-20. The event features antiques, collectibles, and locally made craft items. A number of local and regional food vendors will also be on-site.

The event begins on Friday, August 18, from 12 to 6 p.m. On Saturday, August 19, the flea market will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The flea market will conclude on Sunday, August 20, operating from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Tupper Lake Masonic Craft Fair and Flea Market is well-known as one of the largest events of its kind in the area, attracting thousands of bargain hunters and collectors from throughout the region. During the course of its 44-year history, it has brought together an impressive array of more than 100 vendors and craftspeople, with an eclectic mix of items for sale. The event was paused during the 2020 pandemic.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Essex Day – 2023


Every year, the Town of Essex on Lake Champlain, comes together on the first Saturday of August and celebrates our community with a town-wide yard sale and street party. Come join the fun and see what makes Essex special.

Browse and enjoy refreshments at local shops like The Pink Pig, The Barn Door Tavern (look for their special Essex Day Beer Garden!), The Essex Ice Cream Cafe, and The Neighborhood Nest.
We’ll also have food trucks, vendors, and live music from Too Tall String Band and Marie Marie and more!

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Adirondack Cuisine Trail – Open Farm Weekend

Essex Farm tour

Farm Tours, Workshops, Local Eats and More

Lewis, NY – Farm tours, workshops, farm-to-table food, and more are scheduled for the second annual  Adirondack Cuisine Trail Open Farm Weekend. Events will be held August 4 to 6 highlighting farms and small businesses along the North Country, Champ’s and Boquet Valley Cuisine Trails, three of the six distinct cuisine trails that highlight agriculture in the Adirondacks.

After the success of the 2022 Open Farm Weekend that drew 1,000+ people to farms along the Boquet Valley Cuisine Trail, the event has expanded this year with new events. Attend one, a few, or all Open Farm Weekend events listed below. More information about each event can be found online at

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Wine and Swine Event to raise funds for PRIDE of Ticonderoga

Ticonderoga, NY – Step into an unforgettable evening at the Barn at Lord Pride of Ticonderoga: Wine and Swine eventHowe Valley on August 17th, 2023 at 6pm to celebrate our Annual Wine and Swine Fundraising event. This event helps benefit our Neighbors Helping Neighbors Community Fund. Neighbors Helping Neighbors helps low to moderate income families and individuals with emergency home repairs to make their home safe and habitable.

Come and enjoy a night of  food, cocktails, music and more.
There will be a Silent and Live Auction.

General Admission tickets are $65 and include: 2 drink tickets, Appetizers, Dinner, and Dessert. Purchase tickets online or by visiting in person: 132 Montcalm St, Ticonderoga NY 12883 (Basement of the Community Building), at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (94 Montcalm St Ste 1, Ticonderoga, NY 12883) and lastly at Glens Falls National Bank (123 Montcalm St, Ticonderoga, NY 12883) . Donations can also be made online.

“Wine and Swine” is more than just a culinary extravaganza. It’s an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need. By attending this event and participating in our wine pull and auction, you directly contribute to our Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund. Your support ensures that those facing housing emergencies receive the assistance they need to maintain safe and stable homes.

Secure your tickets and explore sponsorship opportunities on our website today. By doing so, you become an integral part of our mission to support our community’s low to moderate-income residents and strengthen the bonds of neighborly care.

Monday, July 31, 2023

Searching for Answers on Beech Leaf Disease

beech leaf disease

KEENE VALLEY – The Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) is seeking volunteers to identify and report any occurrences of beech leaf disease in the Adirondack Park. Monitoring for this newly emerging invasive forest pest will begin on Aug. 2 with a free online training from 10-11:30 a.m. called “Forest Pest Hunters: Surveying for Beech Leaf Disease” and continue through October 10. The first confirmed case of beech leaf disease (BLD) in the Adirondacks was in Herkimer County in 2022; it was first confirmed in the U.S. in 2012.

“With most invasive species, we understand how they spread and how to manage infestations of the plant or animal,” said APIPP Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator Becca Bernacki. “Beech leaf disease is different—we don’t know what causes it, how it spreads, or how to manage it, which is why it’s so important for scientists to have as much data as possible about where it is and what its impacts are.” One thing scientists do know is how devastating BLD is to forests. It can eventually kill affected trees, with current data from the Midwest showing that saplings die after a few years and mature trees die in six to 10 years. The disease also moves fast. It was first confirmed in New York’s Westchester and Rockland counties in 2019, and since then its symptoms—which include dark striping between the leaf veins, leaf curling, and a leathery leaf texture—have been found on beech trees throughout that region.

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Sunday, July 30, 2023

The Fourth Annual Great Brant Lake Canoe Race

Horicon, NY
– The North Warren Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce the fourth annual Great Brant Lake Canoe Race. Paddlers will begin at the north end of the lake and
paddle 6 miles to the town beach on the Mill Pond in Horicon on Saturday, Aug. 12 with a 9:30 a.m. start time.

An award ceremony will take place at noon at the Horicon Community Center. There will be music, food, a kids’ scavenger hunt, The Gnarly Gerbil: A mountain bike scavenger hunt, and after-party at The Hub. In addition, several not-for profit and community organizations will join us to engage participants and spectators.

The original Brant Lake Canoe Race began in 1974, operated by dedicated local volunteers. We are excited to continue the tradition in 2023, taking this opportunity to showcase Brant Lake as a resource for community-based recreation.

Proceeds will benefit the North Warren Chamber of Commerce and the Bob and Gert Newton Campership Fund at Camp Read.
For more information and to register visit: or contact Matt Strickland at

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