Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Historic Saranac Lake presents a reading of “Safe Harbor”

Feisthamel-Edelberg Cure Cottage Photo Courtesy Historic Saranac Lake.Historic Saranac Lake will be hosting a reading of “Safe Harbor,” a play about Saranac Lake during the height of Tuberculosis. The play will be read starting at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 10, from a cure porch in the village to a small (socially distant) audience.

The play is about two residents of a small cure cottage in Saranac Lake, whose lives intersect due to tuberculosis. “Safe Harbor” illuminates the experiences of many who, after being made outcasts in their own homes, were able to reclaim their humanity from TB.

 

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Newcomb moves ahead with annual TR weekend

Newcomb’s annual Teddy Roosevelt Weekend, dubbed “TR Weekend” will be a virtual event with Joe Wiegand, aka the man himself — Theodore Roosevelt, streaming video from Medora, North Dakota, his home base.
To take place via Zoom. Register ahead of time to receive the meeting information.
Friday 9/11/20 at 7pm: TR and Inez Milholland banter over giving women the right to vote. Email for Zoom connection: [email protected]
Saturday 9/12/20 at 11am: TR to discuss TR as a young man in the ADKs and how he ends up in the Bad Lands. Email for Zoom connection:
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Friday, September 4, 2020

Ticonderoga Historical Society presents program on Prohibition

The Ticonderoga Historical Society will present a free public program on Friday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga.

The program will be titled “Our Best Endeavors: Temperance and Prohibition in the Champlain Valley” and will be presented by Susan Evans McClure, Executive Director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.

“When you think about Prohibition, most people imagine 1920s gangsters and bootleggers with tommy guns and fancy cars,” says McClure. “But to truly understand federal Prohibition in the Champlain Valley, you have to start earlier than the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1919. Vermont actually had statewide prohibition from 1853-1904.”

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Ausable River Clean-up Announced

The Ausable River Association (AsRA), in partnership with Adirondack River Rentals is hosting an Ausable River Clean-Up on Tuesday, Sept. 8 in Peru. All community members and visitors who wish to volunteer their time are welcome to help restore and protect the Ausable River.

The AsRA and Adirondack River Rentals will be removing trash along the Main Stem Ausable River near Carpenter’s Flats, in and along the river’s banks. It is encouraged you provide your own boat, but Adirondack River Rentals will be providing sterilized canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards to participants who need them. Bags and gloves will be provided.

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Adirondack Wildlife Refuge hosts event this Sunday

Kayla Hanczyk was a beautiful and accomplished young woman, a graduate of SUNY ESF, a wolf lover and an outdoor girl with a love for nature, whose life was struck short by a debilitating cancer. Her grieving family raised the money and built a Memorial to their daughter, the new Kayla Hanczyk Memorial Education Center at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge. This Sunday, Sept. 6, come learn about wolves, bears, moose, bees, butterflies and pollinators, and help us celebrate Kayla’s short but fruitful life.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

DEC Hosts Youth Hunts

Two hunters one wearing camo and the other hunter orangeNew York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) are offering youth ages 12 through 15 an opportunity to hunt waterfowl with an ECO this fall, with events scheduled in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.

St. Lawrence County hunt

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) of St. Lawrence County are partnering with the Massena Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the DEC Wildlife staff at the Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area to offer youth between the ages of 12 and 15 the opportunity to hunt waterfowl and pheasant this coming fall. This opportunity consists of a three-day event beginning with an in-class lesson at the Massena Rod and Gun Club on Thursday, Sept. 10, which will prepare the youth to spend the next two Saturdays hunting.

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Friday, August 28, 2020

This year’s Farm2Fork festival will benefit AdkAction

The 11th Annual Farm 2 Fork Festival will be held on Saturday, September 5 at the San in Saranac Lake. This year’s theme is “Community is the Cure,” with a nod to the historical healing properties of Saranac Lake.

The festival will feature online ordering that will be open August 26 – September 2 at www.Farm2ForkFestival.com. Visitors will fill their picnic baskets online and collect them on Saturday, September 5 from 10 am to 1 pm via a drive-thru contactless pick-up at the San, located at 600 Ama Way.

“Gail Brill of Adirondack Green Circle founded the festival 11 years ago and it’s been run by a group of dedicated volunteers since 2017. This has been a difficult time for many people who have been hit hard by the economic impacts of COVID-19, and so we thought it was crucial that we work with local restaurants using ingredients grown on North Country farms for the festival,” said Jacob Vennie-Vollrath, a member of the festival’s organizing committee.
“We’re also thrilled that proceeds will benefit AdkAction, which immediately stepped up to create Emergency Food Packages for local individuals and families facing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 crisis. Now more than ever, we need to pull together as a community and support our neighbors,” added Nick Delaini of the festival organizing committee.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

LPCA Calls for Zoom-Ready Play Submissions

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LCPA) as announced their Zoom Play Festival to take place on Monday, Aug. 24 through Friday, Sept. 4. The festival will be an opportunity for theatre artists to create and share new works adapted for the current landscape. The LCPA will be accepting submissions for new, one act plays written specifically to be performed on Zoom.

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Battle of Plattsburgh commemoration kicks off Aug. 23

The “Battle of Plattsburgh 2020 Virtual Commemoration” will be presented online at 1814inc.com starting Aug. 23.

It will feature 30-minute videos of various BOP related events and activities, interviews, music and other 1814 related info. Mountain Lake PBS will air two movies “The Final Invasion” and “Battle of Plattsburgh Bicentennial Commemoration,” which includes interviews with long term committee volunteers. WIRY radio will also broadcast interviews and music related to the battle.

There will be commemoration ceremonies open to the public at various 1814 historic sites in Plattsburgh and surrounding areas. 

 

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The History of Blackface in the Adirondacks

funs famous fellowsFor a century and a half, white men “blacking up” and performing as blackface minstrels drew eager audiences to Adirondack halls and stages. Writer and independent scholar Amy Godine tracks the long uneasy history of this unabashedly racialized performance style from its antebellum introduction as a big-city circus act to its later revival as a locally-produced nostalgia act in Adirondack towns and cities.

Even into the 1960s, and long after blackface was widely recognized as racist, hometown blackface flourished on Adirondack stages. (Iterations still crop up in North Country college campuses.)

In a presentation coming up Thursday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m., Godine explores the tenacious roots, representations and consequences of this toxic tradition in Adirondack life.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Camping event benefits PSC’s climate fellowship program

Originally planned as a weekend-long in-person gathering of the Crua Community at Paul Smith’s College in New York’s Adirondacks, Werifesteria 2020 has been shifted into a worldwide virtual camping experience that you can do from anywhere Sept. 4-6. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Paul Smith’s College Climate Fellowship Program.

Registration is now open at https://www.cruaoutdoors.com/pages/werifesteria.

Guests will be encouraged to go camping in their backyard or at their favorite local camping spot. Those who share images and video from their experience on the event Facebook page will be entered into a drawing to win a Grand Prize Werifesteria 2021 VIP Experience at Paul Smith’s College among other Crua Outdoors prizes.

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Mapping and Surveying the Adirondacks

The Ticonderoga Historical Society presents a free public program titled “Mapping the Adirondacks” at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga on Friday, Aug. 21 at 7pm.

“Mapping the Adirondacks” will kick off the museums latest exhibit, which features more than 18 military, political, and romantic maps from its collection, some of which are being shown for the first time.

Pete Nelson, writer, lecturer and history buff will be presenting the program. His articles regularly appear in numerous regional publications (including the Almanack) and he teaches mathematics and history at North Country Community College. Currently he is writing a book on early Adirondack Surveyors, a passion which merges his love for both history and mathematics.

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

Adirondack Water Week 2020

Join the Adirondack Watershed Institute in celebrating Water Week throughout the Adirondacks Sunday, Aug. 23 through Friday, Aug. 28.

Freshwater is one of the Adirondack’s most precious resources, and Water Week is your opportunity to discover ways to be proactive in protecting our waterways. This year’s event will be focusing on the Legacy of Adirondack Waters, and will feature a weeklong speaker series, as well as an Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Certification Training Program.

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

ADK Mountain Club’s Ididaride Goes Virtual

ididaride short ride participants by Chuck HelferThe ADK Mountain Club will be hosting their 2020 Ididaride, the organization’s largest annual fundraiser created in support of education and advocacy programs.

This year, in order to ensure the safety of its participants the Ididaride has transitioned to a virtual event. Now, riders can go on a ride and log their experience by uploading their route and distance using the RideWithGPS app, or via email by 5 pm on Monday, Sept. 7.

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Great Adirondack Garage Sale to take place this weekend

The 2020 Great Adirondack Garage Sale will be held this coming weekend, Aug. 7-9. In the past, the event was traditionally held on Memorial Day weekend, but due to safety concerns, it was pushed back to August for this year.

The 11th annual event consists of residents selling their items along a 150-mile trail stretching from Tupper Lake to Speculator, and Old Forge to Newcomb.

The weekend sale includes towns located along state Routes 28, 30 and 3, including: Old Forge, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Tupper Lake, Cranberry Lake, Piercefield, Wanakena, Newcomb, and Speculator.

The website GreatAdirondackGarageSale.com includes an interactive map that showcases the sale locations for easy navigation. The listings also include a list of the sale items, entered by the seller.

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