Sunday, February 25, 2024

Johnsburg comprehensive plan workshop set for Feb. 28

Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning logo.

Johnsburg, NY – The Town of Johnsburg Comprehensive Plan Committee will host a virtual public meeting for the ongoing comprehensive planning process on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend and participate. The virtual workshop will include an overview of the comprehensive planning process to date and moderated discussions with community members on issues such as housing, land use, economic development, and community facilities.

Those interested in attending can join using this link http://tinyurl.com/3yc677f7.

No registration is required.

For additional information on the plan or to follow its progress, visit the project website or follow along on Facebook @Johnsburgcompplan.

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Clean Energy Funding Webinar set for Feb. 29

Two women stand next to an electric vehicle

Regional organizations aim to increase communities’ access to $25 million in State funds

Saranac Lake, NY-  Municipal leaders, staff and community members are invited to a free webinar designed to help communities benefit from $25 million in new funding now available through the New York Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Clean Energy Communities (CEC) Program. The CEC Program recognizes local clean energy leadership, provides match-free grants, helps reduce municipal energy use, lowers costs, and offers additional support for projects located in disadvantaged communities.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

New York State Outdoor Guides Association sets rendezvous

old black and white photo of men posing

The New York State Outdoor Guides Association (NYSOGA) has scheduled its 41st annual Winter Rendezvous this year for April 4-7 at the White Eagle Conference Center in Hamilton, NY.

The annual conference is a formal gathering of licensed guides and aspiring guides, held each year in early spring.  For currently licensed guides, Winter Rendezvous offers industry-specific educational seminars, first aid and CPR renewals, a business meeting of the Board of Directors, an annual banquet, a merchandise store, as well as plenty of networking opportunities.

For aspiring guides, NYSOGA provides all the training needed to qualify to take the exam to be a NYS Licensed Guide. This training includes water safety, first aid and CPR.  It also offers a guide exam review and the opportunity to take the licensing exam at the same location.  As a bonus, aspiring guides can network with currently licensed guides from around the state.

In recent years, Winter Rendezvous’ have adopted the theme of “Voices from the Past” where a prominent guide from the past is highlighted. This year, at the Saturday luncheon, NYSOGA will have a guest speaker giving a presentation honoring the legacy of past guide and conservationist, Anne LaBastille.

If you are a licensed or an aspiring guide in New York State and would like to learn more, visit www.NYSOGA.org : Programs : Winter Rendezvous 2024.

Caption: Photograph of a group of guides and sports posing with deer heads. Back row: 2. Henry Smith, 5. George Lyon, 7. John or Ed Roark; Seated: 2. Ben Muncil. Photograph by Charles Derby.
Photo credit: Paul Smith’s College Joan Weill Adirondack Library Archives


Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Whallonsburg Grange hosts Essex Chili Cook-Off March 3

Essex chili cookoff

Essex Initiatives (EI) and The Whallonsburg Grange Hall, two non-profit organizations in Essex, NY, will host a Chili Cook-Off at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall on Sunday, March 3, between 1 and 4 p.m.

The family-friendly event will feature live music from Ploughman’s Lunch, a chili dinner, and an opportunity to taste chilis competing for the Crowd Favorite Chili category. Tickets for the Essex Chili Cook-Off are $10 (children under 10 are free) and may be purchased in advance online or at the door and all proceeds will go toward entertainment on Essex Day. » Continue Reading.


Monday, February 19, 2024

A full day of winter events Saturday in Inlet

inlet fire and ice

 

Saturday, Feb. 24, will be a day full of  winter events in Inlet, with most of the big events completely free. The day will begin at 10 a.m. at the gazebo in front of the Inlet Town Hall when the coronation of this year’s Frozen Royals, Gina Greco and Kyle O’Connor, will take place and their duties begin. They and the royal Princesses will make an appearance throughout the day at all events.

From a pancake breakfast, make your own stuffed animals and a library book sale to a cardboard sled race, kite flying and a wine tasting.  View the full schedule at www.frozenfireandlights.com.

Photo: Participants take part in Inlet’s Frozen Fire and Light‘s kite flying activity in 2020 at The Woods Inn. Photo provided by Adele Burnett of the Inlet Information Office.


Monday, February 19, 2024

Regional Food Justice Summit Gives Everyone a Seat at the Table

Food Justice Summit poster
The 6th annual Food Justice Summit for the Adirondacks will take place on Thursday, Feb. 29 at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY. Individuals from all twelve counties of the Adirondack Park will gather at this event to discuss pressing topics related to equitable food systems. Its purpose is to empower those in attendance to become advocates for food justice and to create lasting, positive change in their communities.  » Continue Reading.


Sunday, February 18, 2024

Whallonsburg Grange Winter Lyceum Series begins Feb. 25

Author Author at the Whallonsburg Grange

The Whallonsburg Grange Winter Lyceum series, Author! Author!, will feature presentations by a rich selection of writers discussing their new work, published and in-progress. They will talk about their research, tell interesting anecdotes, discuss mistakes they made and what they left out, and explain what they learned in the process of writing and from discussing their books with live audiences. The series provides a closer look at these books and an opportunity to exchange ideas with the authors.

 

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Silent Book Club in Lake Placid & Saranac Lake begins Feb. 21

Silent Book Club logo

Book lovers are encouraged to gather the third Wednesday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Origin Coffee Co. starting Feb. 21 for a unique and unstructured book club. There is no pressure to finish a certain book or have discussion questions ready. The SaraPlacid Chapter will alternate meetings at Origin Coffee Co.’s Lake Placid and Saranac Lake locations each month.

At Silent Book Club (SBC), there is no assigned reading. Bring whatever book you are currently reading to the monthly meetup. There will be time to order a drink, chat, and find a seat before settling in to read companionably with fellow book lovers. All are welcome. Please note: this is a free event, but there is a limited capacity at both locations.

Register for the event here: lu.ma/saraplacidsbc.

Silent Book Club is a global community of readers and introverts, with 500 chapters around the world led by local volunteers. SBC members gather to read and build community in quiet camaraderie. This is the SaraPlacid chapter, but you can learn about the movement here: https://silentbook.club.

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Friday, February 16, 2024

CATS Trail Building and Maintenance volunteers needed

CATS trail volunteers
Champlain Area Trails (CATS), an accredited land trust, announced recentlythat it is increasing opportunities for volunteers to help build and maintain trails in the region.

CATS has created over 80 miles of trails, protected 983 acres, and hosted hundreds of hikes, outdoor education outings, and volunteer events, attracting thousands of visitors annually. The organization relies heavily on volunteers to help build and maintain trails. Their efforts directly impact the positive experiences of all who use the trails.

“We could not work without our volunteers,” said Chris Maron, Executive Director of CATS. “Their contributions are essential to our mission of connecting people with nature and promoting outdoor recreation.”

CATS hosts a monthly Second Saturday Trail Volunteering event and is adding an every-other-week Friday Working Hike series. The next Friday Working Hike will be held on February 23rd at the popular Wildway Overlook Trail in Westport. Volunteers will help clear brush, fix erosion issues, and make the trail safer and more enjoyable. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, February 15, 2024

ACW hosts Fact or Fiction – live storytelling game

ACW Fact or Fiction event, 2023

The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) will host its second Fact or Fiction storytelling event on Friday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at The Garagery in Saranac Lake.
The Garagery is Grizle T’s event space, located at the rear of 53 Main St. and accessed through the Dorsey Street parking lot.

Fact or Fiction is a live storytelling game where performers tell stories and the audience asks questions in order to determine if what they just heard was true or made-up. ACW will choose the storytellers in advance to ensure a good mix of stories. Audience members can play solo or form teams to decide which questions to ask and whether to vote fact or fiction at the end of each story. The team or solo player to categorize the most stories correctly will win prizes, glory and more.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at adirondackcenterforwriting.org/event/fact-or-fiction-2024.

Photo provided by ACW.


Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Long Lake and Raquette Lake Winter Wonderland Week

 

ice skating in Long Lake

There is plenty to do in Long Lake and Raquette Lake from February 16  – 25  . Winter Wonderland Week offers a slate of events for all ages.

The Long Lake Geiger Ice Skating Rink and Mt. Sabattis Sledding Hill will be open daily from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily, no matter the conditions. Special programming on Sunday, February 25  includes a visit from the Long Lake Fire Department as part of the Adirondack Local Culture Program Community Day at the Geiger Arena and is open to everyone.


Restaurant Week starts February 16  – 25 . Visit the ADK Trading Post, Adirondack Hotel, Brookside Hops and Hoagies, Long Lake Diner, Long View Lodge and the Paradise Cove Cafe. There are free dining cards at all locations, get your card stamped and submit for a prize at the end of the week. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Clifton-Fine hosts Whiteout Weekend, Feb. 16-18

Clifton-Fine Whiteout Weekend 2024

 

Annual winter festival traditionally held on President’s Day Weekend in Southern St. Lawrence County / Northwestern Adirondacks

Clifton-Fine, NY – WhiteOut Weekend events continue in 2024 with fun for the whole family. In its 10th season, 2024 WhiteOut Weekend will be held Friday, February 16, Saturday, February 17, and Sunday, February 18. The celebration includes outdoor recreation, music, arts, food and more! The Clifton-Fine area is surrounded by wilderness and takes pride in its friendly, small-town feel. Events are held in the hamlets of Cranberry Lake, Newton Falls, Oswegatchie, Star Lake and Wanakena. Whiteout Weekend T-shirts depicting this year’s logo – the Black-capped Chickadee – will be available for purchase throughout the weekend. » Continue Reading.


Monday, February 12, 2024

Old Forge events pair sweets and eats

Desserts on a table

Two long-standing events are taking place in Old Forge this week, including the Old Forge Library’s annual Sweetheart Dessert Contest on Wednesday, Feb. 14 and View’s 17th annual Chili Bowl Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 17. See below for additional details about these events. 

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Sunday, February 11, 2024

The Hyde Collection presents “Faces of Love” Candlelight Tour, Feb. 15

Ingres - Paolo and Francesca cropped, provided by Hyde websiteGlen Falls, NY – The Hyde Collection is presenting “Faces of Love” for its February Art After Hours programming in the spirit of love and artistry. This enchanting candlelight tour, taking place Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m., will showcase several carefully selected masterpieces from the Renaissance to the 20th Century, exploring the themes of love, lust, and loss. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, February 10, 2024

Help count birds Feb. 16-19

northern cardinal in a tree

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a fun event for bird watchers of all ages and abilities, from beginners to experts. The annual GBBC will be held Friday, Feb. 16, through Monday, Feb. 19. Participants are needed! To help, you will need to count birds for at least 15 minutes (or longer if you wish) for one or more days of the four-day event. You can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.

Each checklist submitted during the GBBC helps researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about how birds are doing and how to protect them.

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Photo at top: Northern cardinal. Photo by Frank Beres. Photo provided by the NYS DEC.



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