Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Fort Ticonderoga embarks on 2020 Digital Campaign

Due to their delayed 2020 summer opening, Fort Ticonderoga is launching a virtual campus.

The “2020 Digital Campaign” features a series of lectures, interactive programming, and a preview of what will be onsite come the Fort’s re-opening to the public later this year.

A schedule of the digital offerings is as follows:

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Upcoming webinars for small businesses, other COVID-related topics

The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) has collected the following webinars geared toward COVID-related issues small businesses, nonprofits and other organizations are facing:

Wednesday, April 29 at 10:00 a.m.: Issues & Opportunities in the Food Industry, Reboot Lewis County webinar series, hosted by Lewis County Chamber and Lewis County Economic Development/ Naturally Lewis

Wednesday, April 29, 11:15 a.m.: Nonprofit Town Hall with U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Senator and Minority Leader Charles Schumer, hosted by Nonprofit New York, the New York Council of Nonprofits, and the National Council of Nonprofits

Wednesday, April 29, 12:00 p.m.: Creating a Strategic Plan for After COVID-19, Better Business Bureau Webinar Series

Wednesday, April 29, 1:00 p.m.: SBA Question & Answer Webinar, Saranac Lake Area and Ticonderoga Areas Chamber of Commerce. Submit questions ahead.

Wednesday, April 29, 4:30 p.m.: Marketing for Small Business, hosted by Adirondack Economic Development Corporation in partnership with U-First Federal Credit Union and Boire Benner Group. Email [email protected] to register.

Wednesday, April 29, 8:00 p.m.: Conversations on Your Couch: Community and Pandemic, Humanities of New York

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Americade plans July event this year

A popular annual motorcycle rally could look very different this year.

Nearly every year for the past 40 years, Lake George has been hosting one of the most popular seasonal events in motorcycle culture: Americade. Traditionally Americade is held the first week of June, but in lieu of this year’s events, rally organizer Christian Dutcher said the event will be pushed back until July 21-25.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Battling COVID-19 boredom? Make your own puppets!

During the quarantine, Pendragon Theatre is hosting a “Germ-Free Season” series of virtual events, productions, and alternative performance formats. First up is an encore presentation of Pendragon’s 2015 production of “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen. Streaming 24/7 at www.pendragontheatre.org.

“The Snow Queen” is directed by Matt Sorensen and features his own puppet creations. In fact, he credits that show as launching his interest in puppet making. In that vein, Sorensen has produced and posted two stay-at-home puppet camp sessions, sponsored by Adirondack Health. Children can learn how to build and perform with shadow puppets, rod puppets, sock puppets and toy theater, using common household supplies.

To find the puppet lessons you can visit the following links: Hand Puppets, and Toy Theatre Puppets.

Join Sorensen for a unique “Sock and Sip” online event on Friday May 1, from 6-8 p.m. Sorensen will walk step by step through making a sock puppet, using basic supplies (which can be found here). It costs $25 to sign up via zoom, and all proceeds go to support Pendragon’s free virtual workshops. Click here to sign up.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Earth Day Virtual Action Event

From Protect the Adirondacks:

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, everyone is invited to take part in a national virtual action event. Today through Thursday, activists, performers, thought leaders, and artists will all be collaborating on a 3-day live stream. Organized by the US Climate Strike Coalition and Stop The Money Pipeline Coalition, who together are made up of over 500 organizations, have come together to organize Earth Day Live.

Click here to more information.

Photo: Students from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay march on the first Earth Day in 1970.

 

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tele-Town Hall events feature Lt. Gov.; hospital executives

The North Country Chamber of Commerce is hosting two “tele-town hall” events this week:

  • What: A conversation with Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul
  • When: 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22.
  • Details: Hochul will be updating the membership on the COVID-19 Pandemic and she will be answering questions about the state’s response to COVID-19 and plans for economic recovery.

Register for the event and ask questions by going to www.northcountrychamber.com.

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Monday, April 13, 2020

A virtual duckie race: Oswegatchie AdironDuck to stream annual event

Due to the COVID-19 quarantine, the Oswegatchie Educational Center in Croghan will be holding its 26 Annual AdironDuck Race online. The event raises funds for FFA chapters across the state, and helps fund the Oswegatchie’s summer camp.

“This event has always been a marking of spring for the community,” said Todd Lighthall, the Executive Director of the NYS FFA Foundation, in a news release. “It would be a shame to not share when we can adapt to our new circumstances.”

Via a live stream on the group’s Facebook page up to 10,000 rubber ducks will be poured into the Oswegatchie River. Those who adopted the first 12 ducks to cross the finish line will each receive a cash prize. The adopter of the duck to come in first place will win a grand prize of $2,000. If you want to compete in the race, you have until noon of the day of the race to adopt a rubber duck online. Go to www.adironduckrace.com to get a duck and visit https://www.facebook.com/Oswegatchie/at 1 p.m. April 26 to watch the race.


Saturday, April 11, 2020

TAUNY Center temporarily suspends operations

Closed since March 16, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) has decided to furlough staff, as the TAUNY Center will remain closed indefinitely. The non-profit’s major annual spring fundraiser has also been postponed. TAUNY is asking for support as it endures these shutdowns and prepares for their reopening and resumption of their program, by visiting their website or mailing a check to TAUNY, 53 Main St. Canton, NY 13617.

Once the TAUNY Center reopens, the public will be able to visit the St. Lawrence Country Barn Quilts Exhibit, open through Oct. 24. A New digital exhibit featuring recipients of TAUNY’s North Country Heritage Awards will be coming later this year.


Friday, April 10, 2020

The Sembrich Announces its Summer Festival: 20/20 Musical Visionaries

The Sembrich in Bolton Landing has announced this year’s Summer Festival,  titled “20/20 Musical Visionaries.”  Created by Artistic Director Richard Wargo, the season features composers, performers, and educators and takes place June 5 – Sept. 2.

“With Beethoven on the 250th anniversary of his birth as a figurehead, our season is dedicated to extraordinary trailblazing talents in the world of music…We strive, as ever, to create a summer series that is both entertaining and enriching and to present to our audience an eclectic mix of programs in a wide array of styles. There is something for everyone, from chamber music classics to vocal recitals, children’s events, arthouse films, and our ever-popular lakeside World Music Wednesdays,” said Wargo in a press release announcing the Festival.

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Friday, April 10, 2020

‘Beyond the Peaks’ Student Film Festival moves online

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the second annual “Beyond the Peaks” Student Film Festival will take place virutally this year,

Film submissions are being accepted via a digital platform with a deadline of June 8. The festival is sponsored by Lake Placid Institute and organized by AdkAction and the Tupper Lake Central School District.

The Film Festival’s purpose is to offer a creative outlet to currently homebound Adirondack middle and high school students, and to encourage them to document their experiences during these times on film.

Participation in the festival is open to all middle and high school aged youth in the entire Adirondack Region. To learn more, and sign up for the festival visit: https://www.adkaction.org/project/student-film-festival/.

After the deadline, the films submitted will be judged, and prize packages will be sent in the mail to the winner of each category.

To find submission details, as well as tutorials, visit: https://beyondthepeaks.skills21.org/.

 


Thursday, April 9, 2020

‘Zoom a Scientist’ – Learn Enviornmental Science from Home

The Lake Champlain Sea Grant team is hosting an interactive webinar series focused on watershed and aquatic science called “Zoom a Scientist.”

For one hour starting at noon every Tuesday and Friday, scientists give viewers a virtual tour of the Lake Champlain watershed and showcase their research. Scientists from the University of Vermont Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, SUNY Plattsburgh, Lake Champlain Research Institute, and other organizations present on content is geared towards middle school and high school students, but all ages are welcome.

See below for the schedule. If you are looking for content geared specifically towards kids, an At-Home-Creativity section is offered by the Lake Champlain Committee, and is stocked with information and resources to keep them entertained and informed.

More information on the webinars and other resources can be found at https://www.uvm.edu/seagrant/education/k-12-watershed-alliance/virtual-learning

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Wild Center Goes Digital with Educational Online Offerings

wild center otterAs The Wild Center has temporarily suspended public operations in order to help curb the spread of COVID-19, the natural history museum for the Adirondacks is focusing on a digital experience over the coming weeks.

The digital offerings include virtual visits, which you can go on by clicking  here, including seeing exhibits that are generally not open to the public. In-depth video content from the Wild Center Naturalists and the Animal Care Team will also be available for viewing.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Citizen scientists invited to take part in ‘Socially Distant’ BioBlitz

bio blitzThe Lake Placid Land Conservancy and Antioch University New England are cohosting a “Socially Distant BioBlitz” on Sunday, April 5.

The BioBlitz is a way of documenting biodiversity through recording plants, animals, fungi and other organisms within a 24 hour time period at a location of your choice. Any living organism can be included, just snap a photo and upload it using your Inaturalist account, a free app available through major phone platforms. There is no time commitment to this event, so take as many photos as you want and upload them any time, day or night, on the 5th. LPLC is cohosting this event with other conservation partners throughout New York and New England.

Learn more about the event and sign up by clicking here.

(Photo courtesy of the Lake Placid Land Conservancy)


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Saranac Lake Chamber, hospital host COVID-19 Q&A

The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Adirondack Health to host an online “Question and Answer” session regarding the COVID-19 pandemic this Friday, March 27. This session will focus on the public health questions regarding COVID-19, available resources for businesses and the community, and the most recent updates regarding emergency measures and government support. Attendees can submit questions in advance of the session on this form.

RSVP here or join using the info below.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Lake George Hike-A-Thon Registration Open

2020 hike a thonEarly-bird registration for the Lake George Land Conservancy’s (LGLC) Hike-A-Thon opened March 2nd to another eager crowd. Just two hours after opening, the 8th annual event had 150 registrations; after one week that tally has surpassed 400. » Continue Reading.



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