Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Free Welcoming and Belonging Workshops Offered in Plattsburgh and Glens Falls on Nov. 15 and 16

Glens Falls and Plattsburgh, N.Y. — Small business and nonprofit personnel are invited to develop communication skills that will help them retain employees and support positive customer experiences at a free workshop presented by the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and the Adirondack Diversity Initiative (ADI).

Free Building Welcoming and Belonging in the Workplace workshops will take place on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Old Council Chambers, Plattsburgh City Hall, Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Wednesday, November 16, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at WorkSmart Coworking and Meeting Place, 237 Glen Street, Glens Falls, N.Y. Small business owners, employees, aspiring entrepreneurs and nonprofit personnel in ANCA’s 14-county service region are invited to attend. Registration is open at adirondack.org/welcomingworkshop.

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

Call for Entries for Festival of Trees at Hancock House Museum

Ticonderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Historical Society is inviting individuals and community groups to once again take part in the Festival of Trees at the Hancock House Museum. The popular holiday event will take place from November 25 through December 31. This year’s theme is “Christmas Around the World,” although the decorated trees, centerpieces, and other displays do not have to follow the suggested theme.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Online auction supports stewardship, programs for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

WAITSFIELD, Vt. — The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) will host its annual online auction Nov. 15-30 to support stewardship and programming along the 740-mile water trail that connects New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire and Maine.

The auction features gear and experiences donated by businesses, organizations and artisans across the Northern Forest region and the nation.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Adirondack Artists Guild to feature watercolor artist Jacqueline Altman in “Down Memory Lane” exhibit, opening Nov. 4

“Down Memory Lane,” an exhibit of watercolors spanning the more than 55-year career of Jacqueline Altman, will be the featured show at the Adirondack Artists Guild during the month of November. It will open on Friday, November 4 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., and will close on November 29.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

ADKX to offer virtual series of Adirondacks for All events first week of November

Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) will offer a week-long symposium highlighting a series of free virtual Adirondacks for All events during the first week of November. These events will include roundtable discussions featuring a variety of panelists. Schedule of events: Reframing Adirondack History on Tuesday, November 1, Wilderness for All on Wednesday, November 2, and Using Policy and Preservation to Foster an Adirondacks for All on Friday, November 4.

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Community Art Project invites public to share housing stories

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ANCA and CDI partner with local arts organizations to promote cooperative housing
In an effort to promote affordable and sustainable housing alternatives for aspiring homeowners in the face of the region’s ongoing housing crisis, the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), the Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) and local arts groups invite community members to participate in a multi-community art project that will explore housing, housing insecurity and cooperative housing solutions for our region.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Lake George Arts Project presents Quilting in the Age of the Pandemic exhibit through Oct. 29

Those with the Lake George Arts Project are pleased to host a Quilting in the Age of the Pandemic Courthouse Gallery Exhibition which is open for viewing through Saturday, October 29. A closing reception is set to take place in the gallery on Saturday, October 29 from 4  to 6 p.m.

The MICA Quilt Raffle Group originated in 2015 at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), founded by Fiber Art Department faculty member Susie Brandt. Brandt organized a weekly gathering of students, staff, faculty, and alumni to work together on quilts that were eventually raffled to help fund student scholarships at the college. In 2017, their group expanded to include members of the African American Quilters of Baltimore.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Give new (after)life to those Halloween pumpkins

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Compost for Good Announces 2022 Pumpkin Composting Events

After the Halloween festivities have died down, instead of putting your pumpkins in your garbage can, Compost for Good recommends giving them a new life by dropping them off at a local composting facility.

When mixed with wood chips, sawdust, straw or other high carbon materials, pumpkins can be turned into beautiful, life-sustaining compost. Before donating your pumpkins, please remove candles or other non-organic material that cannot be composted. Chopping or smashing them into small pieces would also help the microbes out, but is not necessary.  

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Monday, October 17, 2022

Adirondack Center for Writing Publishes New Prison Writing Anthology

In the spring/summer of 2022, with a grant from NYSCA and the support of the creative aging experts at Lifetime Arts Inc, the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW)created a writing workshop program at Adirondack Correctional Facility, a state prison located in Raybrook, NY. After sixteen workshops, the ACW asked the men in [the] classes to submit their favorite original poems, essays, and stories for a class anthology. I’m Telling You Now, Wherever You Are, is a testament to the fact that a person’s story does not end when they become incarcerated, nor does that person’s past cease to speak.

The anthology’s publication was celebrated on Tuesday, October 11 with a private reading at the prison.

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Monday, October 17, 2022

Old Forge: Hammered Dulcimer Concert/Lecture with Dan Duggan set for Oct. 18

On Tuesday, October 18, at 4 p.m., the Old Forge Library, located at 220 Crosby Blvd., will host award-winning musician, Dan Duggan, who will present a hammered dulcimer concert and lecture. The performance will feature both traditional and original music.  Dan will also discuss the history of the dulcimer both worldwide, and especially in the Adirondacks and northern New York. He will also display historical instruments made in the eighteen-hundreds.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Mohawk Nation: Film screening and discussion

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Ganienkeh is the independent land of the Mohawk people in upstate New York, whose sovereignty was re-established in 1974. Planned in collaboration with the Ganienkeh, this program focus on indigenous activism and current challenges to survival. This includes discussions of the process of cultural solidarity and creating innovative media practices.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

“Junction Function” community celebration set for Tupper Lake Train Station on Oct. 16

 

Tupper Lake, NY (October 7, 2022) – Downtown Tupper Lake will be hosting a community celebration, dubbed the “Junction Function,” at the Tupper Lake Train Station on Sunday, October 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. The free community event features local businesses, vendors, attractions, live music and artists.

Junction Function has been organized by the community of Tupper Lake, in partnership with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), to showcase Tupper Lake’s downtown area, businesses and local attractions. The event also coincides with the arrival of the first passenger train at the Tupper Lake Train Station in more than 40 years.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Haunted Hancock Program Returns to Ticonderoga Museum on Oct. 21

Ticonderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Historical Society will celebrate the Halloween season with a free program entitled “Haunted Hancock” on Friday, October 21 at 7 p.m. at the Hancock House located at 6 Moses Circle in Ticonderoga.

 

“We will be taking a look at the dark and unexplained side of history,” said program presenter Diane O’Connor. “The supernatural is woven throughout history in a powerful way.”

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Monday, October 10, 2022

Lake Placid Film Festival lineup includes two documentaries, The Automat, and Brainwashed

The Lake Placid Film Festival is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, October 20-23. Festival organizers have announced an eclectic lineup of featured films, including two documentaries, The Automat, and Brainwashed. See below for details on these documentaries including links to view their trailers. This year’s festival presenters will be Lisa Hurwitz and Paul Hardart.

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Monday, October 10, 2022

Invasive Species at Our Door: Adirondack Invasive Species Summit set for Oct. 19

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE—A summit to address two invasive species that are a threat to the Adirondacks will include a discussion on new research that shows a link between hydrilla and the death of eagles in the Southeastern United States. The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program will host a free symposium, “Invasive Species at our Door: Adirondack Invasive Species Summit,” from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake. The event will cover two species that could dramatically impact Adirondack forests and freshwater ecosystems: hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), a forest pest, and hydrilla, an aquatic invasive plant.

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