Saturday, July 22, 2023

Lake Placid Film Festival Passes on sale

Lake Placid Film Festival passes on sale graphic.

Photo courtesy of Adirondack Film.


Adirondack Film is proud to announce that festival passes are now on sale for the expanded 22nd Annual Lake Placid Film Festival (Oct. 26-29). Passes can be purchased here: In addition to the educational and film screenings that have been core tenets of the festival, this year’s edition will also include:

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Friday, July 21, 2023

The Strand Summer Series presents…

The Strand

The Original Art Deco movie theater and performance venue in Schroon Lake presents…

Rear Window
July 24th, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Seats $15.00 at the door (cash only please)

Jeremy Arnold will present “Rear Window”, the dramatic classic film by famed Director, Alfred Hitchcock.
This epic film is centered on a wheelchair-bound photographer, played by James Stewart, who spies on his neighbors from his Greenwich Village courtyard apartment window.

Jeremy Arnold’s newest book, “The Essentials Vol. 2:52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter” was published in October 2020 by Running Press and Turner Classic Movies. It is his second companion book to TCM’s long-running “Essentials” program which profiles many of the most important and influential movies in film history. In addition to the two “Essentials” books, Jeremy has written “Christmas in the Movies: 30 Classics to Celebrate the Season”, published in 2018 by Running Press and TCM. Other works include “Lawrence of Arabia: The 50th Anniversary” (2012), a coffee-table book published by Sony Pictures Entertainment as a supplement to that film’s deluxe Blu-ray release.

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Thursday, July 20, 2023

‘Who Let the Dogs Out?’ The answer: Caroga Lake Music Festival

baha menThe Baha Men will be performing their triple platinum hit Who Let the Dogs Outas part of the 2023 Caroga Lake Music Festival. As part of the event, Caroga Arts will be directing $1 of every ticket sold to the Fulton County Regional SPCA to help animals in need.

7 p.m., Saturday, July 22, at Sherman’s Park.

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Caroga Arts offers free general admission to concert goers under age 17 for all Caroga Arts presented concerts at Sherman’s.

Presented by Caroga Arts Collective, Caroga Lake Music Festival is a multi-genre music festival presenting a series of world-class performances in the Southern Adirondacks. Since the festival’s founding in 2012, Caroga Lake Music Festival has grown from a one week chamber music festival to an internationally recognized festival showcasing a multitude of genres from May to September. The mainstay of the festival is a five-week summer residency featuring renowned soloists, chamber musicians, and orchestral professionals, in collaboration with international touring guest artists.

Located on the shore of West Caroga Lake, Sherman’s Park is the home base for the Caroga Lake Music Festival. Known as a venue for iconic big bands in the 1920’s and 1930’s, Sherman’s provides the perfect up-close setting for an engaging and memorable concertgoing experience.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Meadowmount School of Music begins its 79th season

Meadowmount school of music

Westport, NY – Meadowmount School of Music – the distinguished summer program for young string players founded by legendary violin teacher Ivan Galamian in Westport, NY – began its 79th season in person on June 26, led by Meadowmount alumna and Artistic Director, Janet Sung, international violin soloist as well as Head of Strings and Violin Professor at the DePaul University School of Music and Artistic Director and Founder of Chamber Music Chicago.

This summer, the school welcomes new violin faculty Paul Kantor, cello faculty Thomas Landschoot, Wei Yu, Brannon Cho, and Minna Rose Chung, and viola faculty Ayana Kozasa and Su Zhen to the roster of outstanding returning faculty. Meadowmount also welcomes a stellar array of guest artists including Astrid Schween, cello; Sharon Robinson, cello; Jeffrey Solow, cello; David Kim, violin; Jamie Laredo, violin; Joshua Bell, violin; and the Aizuri Quartet.

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Thursday, July 20, 2023

Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s “Magic in the Mountains” Concert Lineup

Calendar Listings for Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s “Magic in the Mountains” 2023 Concerts

Lake Placid Sinfonietta

Friday, July 21, 10:30 AM
Lake Placid Sinfonietta Children’s Concert
Free! in the gymnasium of St. Agnes School, Hillcrest Ave., Lake Placid. This free concert for children of all ages and their adult friends, will feature eye-level seating to enable kids to really watch the musicians and their instruments at work. The concert will feature rousing and fascinating selections designed to open ears and inspire young listeners. This concert is sponsored by Stewart’s Shops.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Fashion show marks 120 years of extraordinary women

Wiawaka Fundraiser Celebrates Retreat’s History


Step back in time (in grand finery, of course) to celebrate Wiawaka Center for Women’s 120th year with the “History of Fashion Show.”
Re-enactors portraying Wiawaka founders Katrina Trask (1853-1922) and Mary Fuller (1862-1943) will welcome guests from 2 to 4 p.m. July 23 to celebrate the evolution of
women’s fashions from the philanthropists’ era. Spend the afternoon at the newly renovated Fort William Henry Carriage House, mingling with actresses portraying Trask, Fuller, iconic artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), intrepid journalist Nellie Bly (1864-1922), abolitionist Harriet Tubman (1822-1913), education activist Emma Willard (1787-1870) and several of their peers — all dressed in the fashion of their time.

“History of Fashion” is a collaboration of Wiawaka, Warren County Historical Society, The Chapman Museum and Fashion Follies. Victorian jewelry will be available for purchase, with 10 percent of proceeds benefiting Wiawaka. Tickets — which are $65 and include a luncheon of lite sandwiches, scones, sweets and iced tea, lemonade, and a special signature drink. Tickets are available at or by calling (518) 668-9690. You can also reach out to Executive Director, Doreen Kelly at for more information.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Keeseville Community Arts Festival July 21- 22

Free Youth Arts Activities: Tie Dye Workshop at Anderson Falls Park

The third annual Keeseville Community Arts Festival will take place July 21-22, with several local organizations and businesses holding visual and performing arts events across the hamlet. The festival brings local residents and visitors together in celebrating the arts and artistic assets of the community.

At the core of the festival is AdkAction’s annual Plein Air Show and Sale. Forty talented artists from near and far will paint Keeseville’s historic architecture, mountains, bridges, waterfalls and farms in the week leading up to the Festival, producing over 120 paintings. Community members will enjoy seeing the beauty of sights in their own backyards by visiting the Plein Air Art Show and Sale which is being held for the first time at Keeseville’s historic Stone Mill on the Ausable River. A wine and cheese reception on Friday night and a brunch on Saturday morning will give festival goers a chance to meet the artists in person and purchase their artwork. A new ‘Uplifting Community’ challenge will help keep plein air paintings at the festival accessible to all by asking artists to submit one painting priced below $250. In addition to prizes in the juried art show, AdkAction will also award three Emerging Artists Fellowships in an effort to support the next generation of fine arts.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

John Brown Lives first ever Silent Auction

Spirit of John Brown

Credit: Janet Millstein

John Brown Lives! (JBL!), a freedom education and human rights project known across the North Country and beyond for its innovative educational programs and the warmth and camaraderie of its annual cultural and commemorative events such as John Brown Day, Blues at Timbuctoo, and Adirondack Family Book Festival is holding its first ever Silent Auction.
Leading up to JBL!’s Long Table Dinner at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site on Saturday, August 5th , the auction will go live on July 19, 2023 and the bidding will continue
through to the early evening of The Long Table Dinner. It will feature art, books, experiences and opportunities that were carefully curated to resonate with JBL!’s racial justice and human rights mission.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Town of Caroga to train kids to look for milfoil

caroga state campground

On Friday July 21, the Town of Caroga will conduct a special training program for children who are enrolled in the Town’s Summer Youth Program.  It is anticipated that approximately 50 children grades 1-6 will participate.

The Adirondack Watershed Institute, the Town of Caroga’s Invasive Species Removal and Prevention Program, and the Canada Lakes Conservation Association are working together to provide training.  This is the first time this unique program has been offered in the southern Adirondacks.

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Monday, July 17, 2023

Historical marker recognizes 19th-century Adirondack Black farm settlement in Loon Lake

blacksville sign

On Sunday, August 6, a new historical marker will be unveiled at Loon Lake, Franklin County, to honor the settlement of Blacksville and its founder, Virginia-born Brooklyn newsman and Black rights activist, Willis Hodges. The public is invited to attend.

Awarded by the Pomeroy Foundation at the request of educator Curt Stager, this marker honors a forgotten chapter of Adirondack history with ties to the Black suffrage movement and abolitionist John Brown.

In 1848, Hodges and other Brooklyn and Manhattan pioneers moved to remote Loon Lake in south Franklin County. Hodges and several in his party were among 3,000 poor Black New Yorkers who received forty-acre gift lots in Franklin and Essex Counties from the radical New York philanthropist, Gerrit Smith, in 1846 and ’47. Smith hoped to promote a Black migration out of cities, and to ease access to the ballot for voteless Black New Yorkers who could not meet a for-Blacks-only $250 property requirement. Most of Smith’s “grantees” would not migrate. Moving to the wilderness was impractical and unaffordable. But Willis Hodges and others in his party remained for several years in the vicinity of Loon Lake, where Hodges was said to have sheltered and guided self-freed enslaved people making for the north.

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Monday, July 17, 2023

State postpones North Country listening session for Environmental Bond Act

bond act boat launch

Following extensive flood damage to North Country communities earlier this week, the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act listening session scheduled for July 14 in Saranac Lake at North Country Community College has been postponed. As many community leaders across the region continue to focus on restoring critical roads, infrastructure, homes, and businesses, New York State will work to reschedule the session later this summer.

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Sunday, July 16, 2023

Old Forge Library announces roundup of July events

Old Forge, NY – The Old Forge Library, located at 220 Crosby Boulevard, has released a few events to suit a wide array of interests, including an outdoor concert performance by Jared Campbell, award-winning singer and songwriter, an ongoing schedule for the Old Forge Library’s Music in the Gazebo Series, a Wild Infusions Herbal Study, led by Jessica Maureen Hinsdill, and a Local History and Stories Series on Thursdays throughout the summer beginning at 5 p.m. Please see below for additional details on these events.


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Saturday, July 15, 2023

Railroad partners with Tupper Lake community to extend train trips

Adirondack scenic railroad

The Adirondack Railroad is offering three train rides, providing experiences that combine railway travel and exploration. The trains depart from Thendara, Utica, and Tupper Lake providing excursions to and from the Tupper Lake area throughout summer and fall.

The Adirondack Mountaineer and the High Peaks Limited transport passengers to Tupper Lake, from Utica and Thendara, encouraging visitors to discover Tupper Lake’s attractions, restaurants, shops and activities. The Tupper Lake Explorer provides a round trip journey from Tupper Lake to Sabattis.

The Adirondack Mountaineer departs from Thendara, New York at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays throughout the summer and fall, transporting passengers over rivers and streams and through evergreen forests to Tupper Lake. Travelers have the unique opportunity to spend a 4.5-hour layover in downtown Tupper Lake visiting the town’s local restaurants, shops, and attractions.

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

The Sembrich releases event roundup


Evelyn Nesbit

Bolton Landing, NY – The Sembrich staff has recently announced a roundup of events to suit a variety of interests including the following programs, The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing – Evelyn Nesbit and the Scandal, Murder and Trial of America’s Gilded Age, Alma Mahler and Her Charmed Circle, and “A Tribute to David Smith” with Hub New Music. See below for additional details about these events.

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

Ironman Community Liaison Offers Information and Assistance

lake placid ironman

Road closures and traffic delays expected on July 23

The 24th Ironman Lake Placid will take place on Sunday, July 23. Ironman Lake Placid has established a community liaison, based on the importance and success of last year’s position, to assist businesses and community members with issues related to pre-event training, along with addressing specific race-day issues.

The community liaison is the primary point of contact regarding road closures, traffic delays, and any other inquiries or concerns. This position is expected to work closely with race officials and other local agencies to quickly mitigate any issues that arise.

Recognizing the potential temporary disruptions caused by hosting a large-scale event like Ironman Lake Placid, a task force was established after the 2021 event to uncover and address community concerns, improve safety and logistics, and establish ways to communicate more effectively with community members and participants. One important outcome was the establishment of the community liaison position to assist with addressing business, community, organizer, volunteer and participant concerns ahead of the race, along with mitigating specific race-day challenges.

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