Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Hudson River Piecemakers Quilt Show slated for Aug. 6 and 7

All are invited to drop by this year’s Hudson River Piecemakers Quilt Show scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7 in Lake Luzerne. This year’s quilt show theme is “Starry, Starry Quilts” and the show will feature 75 quilts on display, various quilting technique demonstrations, a boutique with great gifts, a quilt raffle, vendors, door prizes, and much more.

Lorry Chwazik of Pleasant Street Quilts, will serve as Quilt Show Judge this year. Chwazik is a member of the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges, an artisan, teacher, lecturer and more among the quilting world.

The quilt show will run from from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Hadley-Luzerne Central High School located at 273 Lake Avenue in Lake Luzerne, NY.

For more information about this year’s Hudson River Piecemakers Quilt Show contact Karen Goldberg, Publicity Chairperson, at 518-654-9759 or goldiek456@yahoo.com

Photo at top: Hudson River Piecemakers Quilt Show 2022 raffle quilt. Photo provided by Karen Goldberg, Publicity Chairperson.

 

 


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Raquette Lake: Durant Days festivities set for Aug. 5 – 7

Those in the Raquette Lake/Long Lake area are gearing up for a weekend jam-packed with an array of festivities for the annual Durant Days celebration slated for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 5, 6 and 7. The weekend serves as a celebration of the birth of Great Camps Architecture and William West Durant, the creator of this amazing style of architecture. History buffs of all ages are invited to travel back in time to the days when waterways were the highways and travel was by boat. Durant Days features boat tours of Raquette Lake aboard the W.W. Durant, tours of Great Camp Sagamore, a boat parade, live music, a fireworks display, and much more.

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Champ Day: The Lake Champlain Monster Festival is slated for Aug. 5, 6

All are invited to gather together on the beautiful Lake Champlain waterfront in Port Henry, NY to celebrate Lake Champlain’s lake monster with legendary fun for the 37th annual Champ Day: The Lake Champlain Monster Festival. The free, crowd-pleasing event features special guests such as Penelope the Clown, Cardboard Boat Races, a CryptoCave Meet & Greet, a Champ Lure Contest, Creative Cove for Kids, Vendor Marketplace, food, and much more.

 

New this year is a Champ Day weekend kickoff event, Champ’s Monster Movie Night, that will take place on Friday, August 5  at 7 p.m. on Bulwagga Bay Beach in Port Henry.  The evening’s featured film will be “Monster from the Ocean Floor” a fun, old-fashioned 1950s monster movie suitable for all ages. The film will be presented by Andy McDougall, a film collector from Plattsburgh, NY. In addition to the film screening, guests are encouraged to take part in a costume contest, in which those who don a beach/tiki, retro 1950s, or monster theme outfit have a chance to win a prize.
The main event is set for Saturday, August 6 at Champ Beach Park, Beach Road, at the north end of Port Henry.

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Monday, August 1, 2022

1922 Centennial Event: Evolution of the Adirondack Wilderness set for Aug. 6

The year 2022 marks the centennial of three historic events that ignited public interest in exploring the Adirondack wilderness and climbing the “46” high peaks: formation of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), publication of Robert Marshall’s High Peaks of the Adirondacks, and Grace Hudowalski’s first 46er ascent of Mount Marcy.

 

The Adirondack History Museum invites the public to celebrate these three seminal events on August 6, 2022. The day-long celebration will include lectures and presentations, a special screening of the film “The Mountains Will Wait for You,” and a retrospective on the history and future of the Adirondack Mountain Club.

 

A new exhibit featuring this significant year in Adirondack history and its effect on recreation, development, and stewardship in the High Peaks will be on display. Programs will be followed by musical selections by Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan, as well as a reception recognizing ADK’s 100th anniversary.

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Adirondack Lakes Alliance annual symposium slated for Aug. 5

 

PAUL SMITHS (July 27, 2022) – Registration is now open for the Adirondack Lakes Alliance symposium, which will take place 8:30am – 4:00 pm on Friday, August 5.   

The 7th annual event will be held at Paul Smith’s College and there is a $25 fee to register, which includes lunch.
Attendees will receive an update from Dr. Dan Kelting, executive director of the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute, on the progress of the Adirondack Road Salt Reduction Task Force. Also featured is Chris Mikolajczyk, the current president of the North American Lake Management Society and senior aquatic ecologist at PrincetonHydro. Chris will present about the benefits to lake associations from developing a comprehensive lake management plan.
There will be a resource fair featuring regional organizations and agencies and a series of small group presentations focusing on three key topics. The first covers aquatic invasive species management tools including herbicide treatment and details about the new NYS Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Certification Program. The second topic is about on-site wastewater systems on our lake shores, specifically looking at impacts and solutions. The final topic will discuss community education and training resources for lake association members, specifically engaging youth, residents, and other members of the public. All attendees will have the opportunity to attend all three sessions.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Hard-hitting French film “Happening” to be shown at Lake Flower Landing on Aug. 2

SARANAC LAKE, NY—The recently formed Abortion Access Committee of Adirondack Voters for Change is proud to present the new feature film “Happening” at Lake Flower Landing, 421 Lake Flower Avenue, in Saranac Lake on Tuesday, August 2, at 7 PM.

 

A French film that opened in the United States this past spring, “Happening” earned the Golden Lion award for best picture at the prestigious Venice Film Festival last year. It is based on a true story and takes place in the early 1960s when both abortion and contraception were illegal in France and anyone who got an abortion or helped anyone obtain an abortion faced imprisonment.

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Friday, July 29, 2022

Kids’ activities set for this weekend in Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh

 

Parents and caregivers looking for something fun to do with their children this weekend are in luck, as an array of children’s programs are slated for establishments in the Adirondack region, including Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh. These activities include a presentation of Disney’s Frozen Jr. at the Pendragon Theatre through July 31 in Saranac Lake, a PBS KIDS Day celebration at Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh on July 30, and a Nature Writing and Drawing for Kids program at the Adirondack Center for Writing on July 30 in Saranac Lake.

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

“Steamboat Bill, Jr.” set for Aug. 1 at Schroon Lake Strand Theater

SCHROON LAKE, NY — “I laughed so hard I literally fell out of my seat!” That sentiment sums up the experience of the hundreds of film goers who have attended silent-film comedy accompanied on live piano by Ben Model at the Strand Theater in Schroon Lake. 

 

On Monday, August 1, at 8:00 pm, Mr. Model returns to the Art-Deco gem of a movie house—this time to accompany a feature-length classic by the Buster Keaton, known as the “Great Stone Face,” who, along with Charlie Chaplin, was one of the two greatest silent-film comedians, as well as one of the most groundbreaking filmmakers in early cinema of any kind. His last independent silent feature, “STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.” is one of his funniest films, according to a write-up on the official website of Turner Classic Movies (TCM), which hails the comedy as “rich in period detail and energized by some of Keaton’s most inventive gags, including the most elaborate climax he devised for any of his films.” 

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Adirondack Waterfest coming to Inlet August 4

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Adirondack Waterfest, the caravanning celebration of water, is coming to Arrowhead Park,  160 State Route 28, Inlet, on Aug. 4, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  There will be plenty to see and do, with activities, exhibits, and demonstrations for everyone.  Admission is free.

Twenty-six years ago, the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District birthed the idea of a day-long celebration of water.  The first Adirondack Waterfest was held in Speculator on July 19, 1996.  Each year, the event is hosted at a different location in the Adirondack Park.  Now, Adirondack Waterfest is coming home to Hamilton County for its twenty-first year.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Mapping the Adirondacks

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The Ticonderoga Historical Society will present a free public program on Friday, August 5 at 7 p.m.  at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga.  “Mapping the Adirondacks” will be presented by Pete Nelson, who will discuss the life and work of Rochester physician William Watson Ely.

“Who produced the first detailed map of the Adirondack wilderness, showing most of the water courses, peaks and topography,” said Nelson.  “The answer might surprise, for it was not one of the well-known professionals, but an amateur.”  Ely’s Map of the New York Wilderness dominated the world of Adirondack maps from the 1860’s until nearly the turn of the century.  

Nelson is a mathematics teacher and history lecturer at North Country Community College, a co-founder of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative and an avid writer, lecturer and Adirondack history buff whose articles appear regularly in numerous regional publications (such as the Almanack).  He is currently writing a book on early Adirondack surveyors.

The program will be held outdoors, under a tent and attendees should bring their own lawn chairs.  Reservations may be made by calling the Hancock House at 518-585-7868 or via e-mail to:  tihistory@bridgepoint1.com.

A portion of W.W. Ely’s Map of the New York Wilderness from 1867. (Source: New York Heritage Digital Collections, Adirondack Experience Library, https://cdm16694.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16694coll65/id/7033/rec/1)


Sunday, July 24, 2022

Open Sky Arts Festival Returns to the LPCA this August

 

 

Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is thrilled to announce the Open Sky Arts Festival is returning for its second year, August 11 through August 14,  outdoors at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts main campus.

This year’s Open Sky Arts Festival is a celebration for music-lovers of any age. All are invited to explore 4 days of music, food and fun all on the outdoor stage on the lawn behind the Theatre Building. Featuring bluegrass, rock, pop, blues and a special performance for families – there’s something for everyone under the Open Sky.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Adirondack Artisan Festival set for July 23 at Adirondack Experience

All are welcome to spend a day browsing a wide array of crafts at this year’s Adirondack Artisan Festival scheduled for Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to  5 p.m. at the Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake. 

Bring a little piece of the Adirondacks home after a visit to the festival which will feature artisans and makers from throughout the region, offering paintings, furniture, specialty foods, sculptures, clothing, stained glass, and much more.

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

Keene Valley Library to host July 23 celebration for Adirondack Community story project’s success

KEENE VALLEY, N.Y.— Town of Keene residents and guests will gather at the Keene Valley Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 to celebrate the over 250 stories available through “Adirondack Community: Capturing, Retaining, and Communicating the Stories of Who We Are,” an OurStoryBridge project. All are welcome.

Adirondack Community, sponsored by the Keene Valley Library, is a multi-year local history project that collects and organizes 3- to 5-minute audio stories and related photographs from town of Keene community members through an online platform to share the rich social and cultural history of this community located in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains. Stories are used in classrooms from elementary school through college. In a town of about 1,100 residents, six times that number of users have visited the website to listen to stories. Adirondack Community is the model used by the national story project charitable nonprofit, OurStoryBridge Inc.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

47th Annual Antique & Vintage Show and Sale set for Old Forge on July 23, 24

The Annual Antique & Vintage Show and Sale will set up for its 47th year on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24 at the George Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street in Old Forge. The event will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 23, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 24.

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