Thursday, February 23, 2023

Free Info Session for Farmland Owners set for March 1 in Essex

Cattle on an Adirondack farm

WHALLONSBURG – The Adirondack Land Trust is hosting a free informational session for farmland owners 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 NY-22, Essex, NY. The event, “How do conservation easements impact farm finances?” will touch on ways farmland conservation easements can affect land values, property taxes, borrowing ability and other financial matters.

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Monday, February 20, 2023

Inlet’s Annual Frozen Fire & Lights slated for Feb. 25

 

Cardboard sled racer

The Town of Inlet is getting ready for the 21st annual Frozen Fire & Lights – a weekend of bonfires, fireworks, and family fun that will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023. This event began as a way of reminding visitors and locals of what the town has to offer at Fern Park in the winter. Every winter, the pavilion is flooded and becomes an indoor skating rink with a warming room and heated restrooms. A small section at the base of the mountain was cleared many years ago leaving a nice little sledding hill, and several years ago the top was leveled off creating a nice, flat area to stage before sliding down.

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Sunday, February 19, 2023

LPCA presents Sacre by Circa Contemporary Circus, Feb. 22

 

Sacre by Circa.

Lake Placid, NY – Circa, the internationally-renowned contemporary circus company from Australia, comes to Lake Placid, performing at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA), on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. Circa will perform their hit production Sacre – a reimaging of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring that combines elements of ballet and acrobatics into a visceral, multidisciplinary performance. The performance is suitable for those aged 12 and up. Tickets are available for Adults ($20) and Youth ($10.) Purchase tickets at this link. 

 

Directed by Yaron Lifshitz, Circa’s Artistic Director and CEO, Sacre features ten acrobats that move through a sequence of high-energy, technically complex athletic feats seat to a fast-paced musical score by Philippe Bachman, with accompanying lighting design by Veronique Benett.

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Sunday, February 19, 2023

ADK Park: Equity and Inclusion Discussion set for March 10

Lake George Land Conservancy logo.

Bolton Landing, NY – The Lake George Land Conservancy’s (LGLC) NextGen Committee has partnered with YMCA Camp Chingachgook to offer a unique look at issues of equity and inclusivity in and around the Adirondack Park.

On Friday, March 10, Camp Chingachgook will open its grounds to the public for an important discussion with the community. The talk, “Equity in Land Conservation and Recreation,” begins at 5:30 p.m., with guests encouraged to arrive early for drinks and an opportunity to walk to camp grounds. The panel is composed of Rocci Aguirre of the Adirondack Council, Pete Nelson and Tiffany Rea-Fisher of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative, and Martha Swan of John Brown Lives!

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

2023 Long Lake/Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Results

 

Marty Pierce took 1st place in Pike with his 13.63lb 39 inch pike.

On Saturday, February 11, 2023 in Long Lake, NY several eager groups of ice fisherman gathered at the Long Lake Geiger Arena to register for the Long Lake/Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby. Some anglers chose to fish Long Lake, and some opted for Lake Eaton, looking to catch the top prize for Lake Trout with an accumulating payout of $500. There were fifteen junior participants and 34 adults. A total of 23 fish were weighted in for the competition. Kids brought in a total of eleven Northern Pike. Adults weighed-in with a total of twelve fish. Lake Eaton produced five Land-Locked Salmon and two Rainbow Trout. Pike numbered a total of five entries. Marty Pierce’s winning fish weighed in at 13.63 lbs and 39 inches.

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Photographer Manuel Palacios to Lead Two Winter Photography Workshops on March 1, 4

Photo at top: Winter scene by Mauel Palacios, Zone 3 Photography.

KEENE, NY – The Adirondack Land Trust invites shutterbugs with an interest in environmental conservation to join a free, virtual winter photography workshop Wednesday, March 1, noon-1:30 p.m. with landscape photographer Manuel Palacios. Beginners and pros will find new ideas for creating impactful winter photographs. There is no limit to the number of participants for this virtual workshop.

Palacios will share his favorite photography techniques and approaches to winter photography – from special equipment needs for shooting in harsh and unforgiving winter conditions to finding ways to use the elements of the season to express a deeper connection to the landscape.

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Lake George Hike-A-Thon set for July 5, registration opens March 6

11th Annual Lake George Hike-A-Thon set for July 5, 2023.

Bolton Landing, NY – The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) will open registration for its 11th annual Lake George Hike-A-Thon on Monday, March 6 at 8 a.m. This free event is open to the public, and all who register in the month of March can receive a free event t-shirt.

Information about the event, site details, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, and registration can be found at lakegeorgehikeathon.org.

The Hike-A-Thon is a free, watershed-wide event that includes nearly 700 hikers, paddlers and volunteers in an organized morning of guided outdoor recreation. The simultaneous hikes and paddles culminate with aerial photography of each group by Carl Heilman, II, who will once again be flying in a helicopter piloted by Bruce Mowery of North Country HeliFlite.

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Friday, February 17, 2023

Long Lake/Raquette Lake: Winter Wonderland Week Event Schedule Announced

Kids Scavenger Hunt in Long Lake

There is plenty to do in the Long Lake and Raquette Lake region from February 17 through 26. Winter Wonderland Week offers a slate of events for all ages, offering both outdoor and indoor activities. The tradition to schedule multi-events coincides with President’s Day weekend and February’s week-long school break. Long Lake Parks and Recreation has planned an array of events ranging from a magic show, movie night, cooking class, to outdoor events including Winter Survivor, where kids will participate in a Scavenger Hunt meets unique Survival Challenges to round out the week of fun.

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Thursday, February 16, 2023

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival set for Feb. 18 &19

Group of Ice Golfers on Raquette Lake

The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival will kick off on Saturday, February 18  with youth activities starting at 11 a.m . Games will include a sack race, sledding, tire obstacle, balloon chase, and tug-
of-war. At noon there will be a Ladies’ Frying Pan Toss with cash prizes of $75, $50, and $25. Weather permitting, the Team Ice Golf Competition will be held throughout the day for teams with cash prizes of $75, $50, and $25.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

AdkAction presents a Ski & Yoga Benefit on Feb. 18

AdkAction's Ski and Yoga Benefit Image

All are welcome to gather for an afternoon of skiing and yoga to benefit AdkAction’s Tom Boothe Adirondack Internship program. Organizers and participants will be gathering at Scott’s Cobble Nordic Center on Saturday, February 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. for some beginner-level yoga, a relaxing ski on the trails, refreshments and snacks around the fire. Guests are encouraged to donate what they are able to help AdkAction to raise $6,000 for their Tom Boothe Adirondack Internship program. Interested parties are asked to RSVP online using this link. 

 

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Clifton-Fine: Adirondack White Out Weekend set for Feb. 17-18

2023 Adirondack White Out Weekend in Clifton Fine.

Clifton-Fine, NY – The 2023 Adirondack White Out Weekend will be held Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18. The celebration includes activities for the whole family including, outdoor recreation, music, arts, and food. The community of Clifton-Fine boasts a true wilderness area with a friendly, small-town feel. Please visit the White Out Weekend website and Facebook page for detailed information and a printable schedule. This event is put on by 100-percent volunteer efforts and the generosity of sponsors, donations, and fundraising proceeds. Adirondack White Out Weekend is a subcommittee under the Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corporation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

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Monday, February 13, 2023

The Glove Theatre to host award-winning performer Buddy Jewell on Feb. 17

Award-winning country music artist, Buddy Jewell

GLOVERSVILLE, NEW YORK – The Glove Theatre will be welcoming Buddy Jewell, national country music recording artist and winner of Nashville Star, to perform on their mainstage in “Buddy Jewell: Live, Solo, and Unplugged” on Friday, February 17, 2023. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. performance, to be followed by a meet-and-greet and autograph signing by Buddy Jewell himself.

 

Jewell, who won the International Country Gospel Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year and Crossover Artist of the Year Awards in 2011, is no stranger to Gloversville, having performed at many local venues over the past few years. Former Gloversville mayor, Dayton King, proclaimed July 26th, 2015 as “Buddy Jewell Day” in celebration of Jewell’s numerous professional accolades, as well as for being “…a devoted father and husband.”

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Monday, February 13, 2023

Tupper Lake BrewSki on tap for Feb. 25

Tupper Lake BrewSki participants

Tupper Lake, NY  – The Town of Tupper Lake is hosting its annual BrewSki event on Saturday, February 25 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Tupper Lake Golf Course.

BrewSki features 17 local and regional breweries that offer samples and the opportunity to learn about regionally produced beers and the breweries that produce them; while skiing, snowshoeing and riding along the trails. Event organizers also arrange fire pits at which to rest along the trail and fat tire bike rental from High Peaks Cyclery. The event culminates with an after party at Raquette River Brewing featuring live music with Mickey and Claire.

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Saturday, February 11, 2023

View: 16th Annual Chili Bowl Luncheon slated for Feb. 18

Pottery bowls

Old Forge, New York – The fan-favorite Chili Bowl Luncheon celebrates its 16th year at View, the Center for Arts and Culture, on Saturday, February 18 from 12 to 3 p.m. The event will include the hand-made bowls everyone knows and loves and chili from over a dozen area restaurants. Escape winter, warm up with a delicious bowl of chili, and take home a quality piece of functional artisanal art. Choose from the variety of hundreds of beautiful, hand-crafted, ceramic bowls created by many talented local and regional potters, ranging in price from $18 to $30. Everyone who purchases a bowl will be able to try the many chili variations we have to offer. Chili can be purchased without a ceramic bowl for $10.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

2023 Old Forge Winter Carnival set for Feb. 10-12

Cardboard sled race participants

OLD FORGE, NY –  The Central Adirondack Association is pleased to announce the return of the Old Forge Winter Carnival on February 10-12.  This family-fun weekend event will begin with an ice skating party from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 10 at the Joy Tract Road rink.  Hot cocoa, music, and a roaring bonfire will be provided for your skating pleasure.  Bring your own skates.