Saturday, May 4, 2024

Wilmington welcomes new residents, honors long-time contributors at community dinner

Two women

The Town of Wilmington welcomed several new families to the community April 17, at its 38th annual Wilmington Community Dinner presented by the Whiteface Visitors Bureau. Visitors Bureau Director Michelle Preston said the dinner is a chance to introduce new community members, and also for old friends who may not have seen each other for a while to catch up. The dinner was held at The Hungry Trout restaurant and attracted 80 people, with welcoming remarks by Wilmington Supervisor Favor Smith. Also honored were Wilmington Citizen of the Year Leslie Gordon Kopec, and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Billie Loughran.

» Continue Reading.


Thursday, May 2, 2024

8th Pete Seeger Tribute set for May 4 in Saranac Lake

Musician Pete Seeger

Saranac Lake, NY – Pete Seeger’s banjo is inscribed with the words, “This banjo surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.” On May 4 people will gather again at the First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake’s Great Hall to celebrate Pete’s life work by sharing his music together. Over 50 years ago, Pete and his wife, Toshi, spearheaded an effort to build the Hudson River sloop Clearwater. They hoped if people had intimate knowledge of the pollution on the Hudson and could feel the wind and the water, they would be inspired to solve significant problems one song at a time. The Clearwater project’s efforts helped to pass the Clean Water Act in 1972. 

» Continue Reading.


Thursday, May 2, 2024

Fort Ticonderoga opens for the season May 4 with two-day living history event

Ticonderoga, NY –  Join Fort Ticonderoga as they introduce the 2024 daily visitation season with a lively two-day living history event, For the Good of the King’s Service, on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5. Fort Ticonderoga kicks off Real Time Revolution™ with a full-scale recreation of its British Garrison, 250 years to the day back in 1774. Discover daily life for British soldiers and their families in 1774 with activities including gardening, shoemaking, tailoring, and boatbuilding.

» Continue Reading.


Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Clean-Up for Castiglione Memorial Park Slated for May 4

I Love My Park Day graphic.

 

Gloversville, NY – Using New York State’s initiative to clean state parks and historical venues, the Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist (GDDS) will be cleaning up Gloversville’s Castiglione Memorial Park on North Main Street on I Love My Park Day, May 4 at 10 a.m.

“For the past several years, New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Parks & Trails New York have gathered volunteers in cleanup events in numerous state parks, historic sites and public lands on the first Saturday in May to ready them for the summer season,” Jennifer Donovan (GDDS) explained. “It is a great way to keep the Earth Day movement going by continuing to spruce up areas and clean up garbage. Why not extend this to local parks?”

» Continue Reading.


Friday, April 26, 2024

Adirondack Artists Guild to feature Jeanne Danforth exhibit throughout May

watercolor painting

Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Artists Guild has announced that Jeanne Danforth will be the featured artist for the month of May. Danforth said she decided to name this show “Puddles” because it’s spring and the artwork is almost all watercolor paintings. The Puddles exhibit will kick off the 2024 summer season at the gallery, following a busy year and a short break for spring cleanup. Danforth is well known throughout the area for her evocative and luminous paintings of farms, animals, and roadside scenes.

» Continue Reading.


Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Adirondack Center for Writing’s 2024 Kickass Writers Festival set for June 7-8

ACW's 2024 Kickass Writers Festival graphic.

 

Saranac Lake, NY — The Adirondack Center for Writing is set to host the 2024 Kickass Writers Festival, June 7-8 in Saranac Lake.

 The Kickass Writers Festival is held biennially and features writers, poets, storytellers and other creatives. It takes place across various locations all over Saranac Lake and includes readings, workshops, talks, publishing programs, special performances, a book fair and more. The Kickass Writers Festival celebrates how writing and storytelling — in all of their forms — are essential to art, entertainment and social change. 

» Continue Reading.


Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Great Adirondack Garage Sale Registration Now Open

Great Adirondack Garage Sale graphic.

Lake Placid, NY – The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) is encouraging community residents of Hamilton and Franklin counties to plan for the 2024 Great Adirondack Garage Sale, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend. The event takes place along a 200-mile route through the area, along NYS Routes 28, 30 and 3.

The annual event is a popular kick-off to the summer season, with residents and visitors embracing the opportunity to buy and sell unique household items, gently used home furnishings and quirky treasures.

» Continue Reading.


Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Silver Bay YMCA announces Mother’s Day, Memorial Day events

fireworks

 

Silver Bay YMCA is excited to announce its upcoming events for May and June. Starting May 10 – 13 Silver Bay will be celebrating Mother’s Day with its Mother Day’s Weekend celebration. Silver Bay has a weekend full of events planned from kid’s crafts on Friday, May 10, open hours at the archery range and Boathouse on Saturday, to Mother’s Day Brunch and Family Photo Sessions on Sunday.

» Continue Reading.


Saturday, April 20, 2024

Historian Michael Barrett to present on Peter Gansevoort April 27 in Lake George

General Gansevoort's burial site at Albany Rural Cemetery

Lake George, NY – Local Revolutionary War hero General Peter Gansevoort, who commanded Fort George at Lake George during the crucial year of 1776 and led a successful defense of Fort Stanwix in central New York the following year to help pave the way for the Continental Army’s ultimate defeat of General Burgoyne at Saratoga, will be the subject of the presentation “Peter Gansevoort: A Hero and His Legacy,” on Saturday, April 27 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Lake George, beginning at 11 a.m.

The featured speaker will be historian Michael P. Barrett, Vice President of the Board of Trustees for Albany Rural Cemetery, where General Gansevoort is buried. The program is sponsored by the Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance and is free to the public. Attendees are asked to register prior the event at info@lakegeorgebattlefield.org with the number of seats needed.

» Continue Reading.


Saturday, April 20, 2024

Behind the scenes of law making: Join us May 15 in Albany

making laws graphic

Our next event focuses on the complex world of environmental legislation.

Why hasn’t the state legislature passed a conservation design bill that would require developers to protect wildlife and fragile ecosystems when planning big projects? Will there be a constitutional amendment to save a historic lodge in the Adirondacks? Or another to repurpose a former prison?

Just how does environmental legislation prevail – or not – in Albany? We’ll ask the people closest to the work.

Join the Adirondack Explorer, with the Times Union of Albany, for a panel discussion featuring:

Blair Horner, executive director of New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)

Sen. Peter Harkham, chair of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee

Sen. Dan Stec, ranking member of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee. He represents all of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Warren counties, and parts of St. Lawrence County and Washington County.

Assemblymember Deborah Glick, chair of the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee

Assemblymember Matt Simpson, ranking member of the Environmental Conservation committee and representative who represents Essex, Warren and parts of Saratoga counties.

This event is happening Wednesday, May 15 from 9 am. to 10:15 a.m. at the Times Union office, 645 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211

Free to attend, please sign up so we know you are coming!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP


Friday, April 19, 2024

Maple in April Festival comes to Hadley on April 27

23rd annual Maple in April Festival flyer.

Hadley, NY – All are invited to join for a day of sweet adventure at the 23rd annual Maple in April Festival set for Saturday, April 27. Nestled along Rockwell Street in Hadley, this free, family-friendly extravaganza will take place rain or shine. From sap to syrup, experience live maple demonstrations, savor the taste of everything maple, and don’t miss out on Hadley Business Association’s famous Scholarship French Toast breakfast.

» Continue Reading.


Monday, April 15, 2024

Paul Smiths: Inaugural Adirondack Youth Paddling Symposium set for July

kids in canoes

Symposium includes four days of beginner instruction for kids ages 8-15

Paul Smiths, NY — The inaugural Adirondack Youth Paddling Symposium is set for July 15-18 at the Paul Smith’s College Alumni Campground. Presented by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT), Matt Burnett Guiding, St. Regis Canoe Outfitters, Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters and NRS, the Youth Paddling Symposium will provide four days of beginner instruction for kids ages 8-15.

“This is an opportunity for kids who’ve never paddled or camped before to learn the basics,” said Matt Burnett. “We shouldn’t take for granted that people who grow up in wild places intrinsically know the skills needed for overnight adventures in the woods. Our goal with this Symposium is to help newcomers get their feet wet — figuratively and literally — in a safe and supportive environment.”

» Continue Reading.


Saturday, April 13, 2024

Join Fulton County Center for Regional Growth in Earth Day Clean Up on April 20

Earth Day clean up graphic

Gloversville, NY – Fulton County Center for Regional Growth (CRG), under the direction of President and CEO Ronald Peters, will be joining the Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful (KMVB) Initiative by hosting a clean-up team for Earth Day on Saturday, April 20.

On Earth Day, teams will go out throughout the Mohawk Valley and pick up garbage. Upon completion, teams are asked to post photos of their bags of garbage on social media and tag it #KMVB. Teams can be registered for the Earth Day Clean Up at https://mvedd.org/kmvb.

» Continue Reading.


Saturday, April 13, 2024

Tannery Pond Center to hold Fundraising Dinner at Garnet Hill Lodge April 27

Tannery Pond Center to hold fundraising dinner graphic.

North Creek, NY – Tannery Pond Center invites the community to celebrate the arts and support their programs at the “Spring for the Arts” fundraising dinner on Saturday, April 27, 2024. The elegant evening kicks off at 6 p.m., with a delightful cocktail hour with music by Larkstrings duo, Jessica Belflower (Violin) and Tara Hanish (Cello), followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The picturesque setting for this special event will be the historic 1936 dining space at Garnet Hill Lodge, a generous donation by the owners Jim and Frances Rucker.

» Continue Reading.


Friday, April 12, 2024

Experiencing the eclipse at ADKX with friends, including an ADK first-timer

Two people wear eclipse glasses and hold up signs

My friends, Rosemary and David, joined me to view the eclipse from the ADKX in Blue Mountain Lake. Thankfully, we had an uneventful ride there. David lives in Williamstown, MA, and this was his first time in the Adirondacks. Rosemary had taken this ride with me before, so we pointed out lakes and landmarks, including Pig Rock. The only short congestion we encountered was at the intersection in Indian Lake. We made it to the museum and staked out a spot. It was a beautiful, sunny day. Museum staff were helpful and friendly, as were the guests around us.

» Continue Reading.



Wait! Before you go:

Catch up on all your Adirondack
news, delivered weekly to your inbox