Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Fulton County Adventure Day Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2

fulton county outdoor adventure day

BROADALBIN: Fulton County Outdoor Adventure Day is a day to highlight the outdoor activities in Fulton County. It is a multiple venue event where you can find a table about fishing, boating, biking, antiquing, and many local artisans featuring handmade goods and fresh farm products.

“A craft fair with an outdoor flair” is set for Saturday, October 2 from 10am-4pm. An outdoor-palooza of free family fun, sponsored by the Fulton County Board of Supervisors and the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Fulton County Administrative Officer Jon Stead commented about the second year of this annual event.  “It’s perfect timing for Outdoor Adventure Day.  Hikers, kayakers, fishermen and hunters are all getting ready for Fall in the Adirondacks.  This year, there are some new surprises, so it will be great place to gear-up at vendors or learn something new about your favorite hobby.”

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

David Gibson to give Paul Schaefer talk at Union College

Paul Schaefer Adirondack Conservation – Paul Schaefer and Links in a Long, Historic Chain with David Gibson

September 30, 2021
(Rain Date October 7, 2021)
5:00 p.m.

Kelly Adirondack Center Amphitheater
897 St. David’s Lane, Niskayuna

This event is free and open to the public.

As the years go by, let us never forget that Paul Schaefer and his allies during the 20th century saved the Forest Preserve and the integrity of our 19th century ‘forever wild’ constitution for current generations. His victories over those who would exploit the Forest Preserve were never assured. This program will review how Schaefer and allies did it, what we owe them today, and how we try to extend their legacy in the 21st century.

Paul Schaefer (right) with his mentor John S. Apperson in the Adirondacks
photo by Howard Zahniser


Monday, September 27, 2021

2021 Summer Research Fellows Presentations

summer research fellows
Zoom Webinar
October 5, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.

Each year, the Kelly Adirondack Center sponsors the work of Summer Research Fellows as they examine diverse topics that make the Adirondacks unique. The students interview experts in their fields, work in the Adirondack Research Library using books and collections to examine the history of the Adirondacks, and conduct field research beside faculty. On October 5, they will present their findings along with the themes that have developed in their work. The following are this year’s Summer Fellows:

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

North Country Live returns with focus on art and music

north country live

SARANAC LAKE – North Country Live will explore and celebrate the art and music scenes in our communities with a series of free, online programs set to begin Sept. 23.

Hosted on Zoom by North Country Community College and its partners, North Country Live was launched in spring 2020, at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, to provide programs that enrich our communities, spark conversation, and foster intellectual exploration. Since then, more than 25 free webinars, presentations and panel discussions have been presented on a wide range of topics including wellness, personal finance, history, and the outdoors.

The upcoming edition of North Country Live, sponsored by the North Country Community College Foundation, will focus on art and music. Each of the following sessions will take place at 7 p.m. on Zoom. All these programs are free and open to the public:

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Compost Awareness Week Poster & Video Contest

compost week 2021 posterInternational Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) May 1 – 7, 2022 – Save the Date! This upcoming year’s ICAW 2022 theme, Recipe for Regeneration: Compost, focuses on the crucial role recycling our food scraps and yard trimmings plays by creating compost. When added to soil, compost results in a recipe that makes our food more nutritious, the air we breathe cleaner, and our climate healthier overall.

The poster and video contest is now open. The selected winners’ design and video will be used to promote International Compost Awareness Week around the U.S. Submit your poster design or video by November 1, 2021.

  • Video Contest (Ages 10 – 13): Submit a short video (less than 30 seconds) sharing something about using compost, sending food scraps to your compost bin or your town’s food waste collection, planting a garden using compost, or whatever creative way you would like to share something about ICAW and the theme, Recipe for Regeneration: Compost. Learn more about the poster contest and rules.
  • Poster Contest (Age 14 and older): Submit a poster design highlighting this years theme, Recipe for Regeneration: CompostLearn more about the poster contest and rules.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Paul Smith’s College VIC hosts fall lecture series

gorillas

As summer dips into fall and leaves cover the ground here at the VIC our lecture series has begun. Spend a chilly afternoon indoors with us and listen to one of our fantastic speakers. Whether you want to learn more about Mountain Gorilla Conservation or land management in the Adirondacks, we have a lecture for you!

Every Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon we will host an engaging lecture. The series is sponsored by the Adirondack Council and is free to students from Paul Smiths College and North Country Community College. Cost for the general public is just $5 to help support the mission of the VIC. I will post here each week about the upcoming speakers.

Our lecture series begins with Drs. Amy Vedder and Bill Weber on September 25th at 2:00PM. Their lecture, “In the Kingdom Gorillas: Success and Challenges in Tourism and Conservation,” focuses on land management from Africa to the Adirondacks. Amy and Bill will discuss how ecotourism combined with protection of land and wild animals can benefit local communities.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Adirondack Experience Closes out 2021 Season with two Fall Festivals

Adirondack Experience fall festFREE admission to ADKX and Fallfest for Adirondack Park residents.

Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, will host two family-friendly fall festivals to close out the 2021 season.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Call for Artists: 2021 Open Juried Show at the LPCA

lpca open juried art show

Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is encouraging artists of all genres and media to submit work for the annual LPCA Open Juried Art Show. This show is designed to celebrate the talents of our regional artists and highlight the creative visions of residents in and around New York’s North Country.

More information including the prospectus and online entry form can be found at https://www.lakeplacidarts.org/gallery/upcoming-shows/lpca-open-juried-art-show or by calling Anya Villeneuve at 518.523.2512.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Adirondack Center for Writing Finds New Home, Staff

adirondack center for writing's new space

The Adirondack Center for Writing is excited to announce the opening of its new event space at 15 Broadway in Saranac Lake with an open house during the ArtWalk on September 16, 2021 from 5:00-7:00pm. All are welcome to visit the new center free of charge and meet the newest staff member, Tyler Barton!

“We are so thrilled to celebrate ACW’s very exciting expansion to our brand new event space,” said Nathalie Thill, executive director of Adirondack Center for Writing. “We’ve worked so hard for this moment alongside the rest of the ACW community and we can’t wait to welcome everyone for this momentous occasion. Stop by to check out the space and meet Tyler, our newest staff member.”

“What excites me most about joining ACW is the chance to learn from and collaborate with the vast and supportive art community Nathalie and Baylee have worked so hard to build over the years,” said Tyler Barton, the newest staff member at ACW. “I hope you’ll stop by and introduce yourself during the Third Thursday Artwalk—I can offer book recommendations in exchange for any advice for flourishing over the long Adirondack winter!”


Thursday, September 9, 2021

Adirondack Park Institute’s Annual Awards Gala raises funds for nature programs

finished canoe

NEWCOMB, NY – The Adirondack Park Institute is pleased to announce that local businesswoman and philanthropist Caroline Draper Lussi will be awarded the 2021 Frank M. Hutchins Environmental Education Leadership Award at its Annual Awards Gala on September 17, 2021, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of OSI’s Upper Work Trailhead

upper works

Celebration for long-awaited trailhead and visitor amenity improvements draws community and local officials.

The Open Space Institute (OSI) has announced details of the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting at its new Upper Works Trailhead at the Adirondac Upper Works. (Click here to see a story about the project in Adirondack Explorer) The event will celebrate recent upgrades OSI has made to the site, including the parking area expansion and relocation, stabilization of the McIntyre Blast Furnace, and improved visitor access to the southern High Peaks. The event will take place adjacent to the historic MacNaughton Cottage. Limited event parking will be available at the new, Upper Works trailhead and parking area and along the road. Following the speakers, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Warren County Offers Gypsy Moth Infestation Workshop

gypsy moth caterpillar

The defoliation of trees this spring and summer by Gypsy Moth (also known as Lymantria dispar) caterpillars left a lot of local property owners feeling helpless to protect their beloved trees. Should we expect similar problems next year? What can be done to prevent infestation, or lessen the damage?

On Thursday, September 23rd, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Warren County and the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District will host a discussion on Gypsy Moth caterpillar infestation featuring Rob Cole from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Office of Forest Health. Cole and Soil & Water Conservation staff will give a general overview of the problems these caterpillars can cause, and how property owners can safely address them this fall and next spring.

“This past year was eye-opening for many people in our county and region, and this presentation will provide some understanding of this insect, its affects and what may be anticipated for next year and beyond,” explained Jim Lieberum, District Manager for Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District.

This event will be livestreamed through the Warren County YouTube page, and those interested in the subject can attend at Warren County Municipal Center as well. Participants will be able to ask questions during the presentation through YouTube chat, and we are encouraging people to submit questions or comments ahead of time for efficiency.

Please email questions or comments to: [email protected], with the subject line Gypsy Moth 2021


Saturday, September 4, 2021

Ausable River Association Canoe Raffle and upcoming events

ausable river

WILMINGTON — The Ausable River Association (AsRA) is holding a raffle to win a Placid Boatworks Oseetah Ulstralight solo canoe. The canoe was donated to AsRA by Joe Moore, owner of Placid Boatworks, to raise funds in support of AsRA’s innovative, science-based programs that protect our streams and lakes.

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

ANCA annual meeting focuses on climate justice

ANCA - Adirondack North Country Association LogoPlease join the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) for our 2021 Annual Meeting as we focus on Climate Justice. Together we will learn from innovative leaders who are weaving equity and justice into systems as we face the impacts of the growing climate crisis.

What: ANCA Annual Meeting: Climate Justice 
When: Friday, September 17, 2021, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: VIRTUAL via Zoom*

**REGISTER TODAY**
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the following climate policy, clean energy and food systems experts:

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Common Ground Alliance holds 2021 forum wrap-up session Sept. 8

Common Ground Alliance Forum screenshot

The Adirondack Common Ground Alliance is holding the final session of its 2021 Annual Forum on Wednesday, September 8 from 9-10a via Zoom webinar. This session is open to all, regardless of whether you attended this year’s forum. During the hour, we’ll cover the following agenda:

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