The 6.8-magnitude earthquake in Morocco has killed over 2,100 people so far, with 2,500 more people injured. It has been hard for many of the mountain villages to get help with recoveries, buried in the rubble. Aftershocks have been happening, which is keeping people out on the streets and in open parks (away from buildings.) Then closer to home, the southern United States ducked a bullet when Category 5 Hurricane Lee turned north. [It stayed] out over the ocean, when it could have slammed the coast a terrible blow. It went from a tropical storm to a Category 5 [hurricane] in less than 24 hours, then swerved north. The wind from this storm will batter the east coastline all the way up into the Canadian Maritime provinces all week, with high waves and strong undertow currents.
The weather may cool off in the fall, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the fishing does too. Gamefish often become more active as they feed in preparation for winter. Forage is plentiful for gamefish in the fall as young-of-the-year yellow perch, sunfish, gizzard shad, and alewives reach desirable sizes. Gamefish will often follow these species around, so it can sometimes be challenging to locate fish.
Old Forge, NY- Old Forge Library staff has recently announced that they will host a casual Meet-the-Town of Webb-Candidates event on the evening of Tuesday, September 19 to celebrate National Voter Registration Day, and an Autumn Equinox Celebration which is slated for Thursday, September 21. See below for more details about these events.
Old Forge, NY- View Arts Center is excited to announce that it will be starting a Community Theatre and will be holding its first Community Theatre Interest Meeting on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 5 p.m. View’s goal will be to produce plays and musicals that will star local talent found in Old Forge and the surrounding area.
SARANAC LAKE – North Country Community College launched the Fall 2023 semester with an increase in enrollment, full residence halls, growth in online class offerings, and a series of late-starting courses designed to prepare students for in-demand career opportunities.
“A new academic year brings with it much excitement and promise,” said college President Joe Keegan. “Our hopes are that our students start the year off strong and finish it stronger.” » Continue Reading.
As we sit back and relax in front of the movie screen (or our computer,) it is easy to forget how much work goes into the making of a film. Clearly, anyone who ventures into the profession, must have passion and commitment. I wanted to learn about the creative young people who will be attending the Lake Placid Film Festival’s Student Summit,
https://www.adirondackfilm.org/lake-placid-film-festival-student-summit, a highly competitive scholarship program that will enable a number of students and recent grads to attend the festival. They will gather to learn and collaborate, and to share their dreams.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The Cobble Hill trail in Lake Placid will be closed Monday, September 18, through Thursday, September 21, to allow a professional trail crew to do rock and drainage work. The trail will re-open Friday, September 22.
The work is part of a multi-year project to make the hiking path safer and more enjoyable for hikers of a wide range of ages, experience and ability. » Continue Reading.
The following are only the most recent notices pertaining to public lands in the Adirondacks. Please check the Adirondack Backcountry webpages for a full list of notices, including seasonal road statuses, rock climbing closures, specific trail conditions, and other pertinent information.
NEW THIS WEEK
- Free Rt. 73 Hiker Shuttle Resumes Sept. 23 – The shuttle will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from September 23 through October 8, and on Monday, October 9.
- Cobble Hill Trail Temporarily Closed – The trail in Lake Placid will be closed Monday, Sept. 18, through Thursday, Sept. 21, to allow a professional trail crew to do rock and drainage work. The trail will re-open Friday, September 22.
Here’s a look at news from around the Adirondacks this week:
Just after Labor Day, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) finalized and released a new Forest Preserve Work Plan policy and template. This new policy, Commissioner’s Policy 78, or “CP-78,” is the first significant change in Forest Preserve management resulting from Protect the Adirondacks’ legal victory in 2021. This lawsuit upheld and defended Article 14, Section 1, in the State constitution, the Forever Wild clause, which governs management of the Forest Preserve.
Onchiota, NY — At noon on Saturday, September 16, there will be a public unveiling of a historic roadside marker to celebrate the recent naming of John Thomas Brook. The new name pays homage to 19th-century Black settler John Thomas, who escaped enslavement in Maryland and established a successful farm near the small stream in Vermontville, NY that was formerly known pejoratively as “N-word Brook” then as “Negro Brook.” Mr. Thomas, his wife Mary, and their son Richard are buried in Union Cemetery in Vermontville.
Long Lake, NY – The Town of Long Lake in collaboration with Hamilton County, NY is excited to announce the opening of the Buck Mountain Fire Tower located in Long Lake, NY. This 1.2 mile (one- way) hike with 500 feet in elevation gain is located on South Sabattis Circle Road off NYS Route 30, eight miles north of the Long Lake Town center. There will be a ribbon cutting on Friday, September 15, 2023 at 1pm at the Buck Mountain Fire Tower Trail Parking Lot located on South Sabattis Road.
This is the first 2023 I LOVE NY Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend.
New York State’s 2023 fall foliage season is underway, with the first signs of the spectacular seasonal colors to come appearing in several regions, including the Adirondacks, Thousand Islands-Seaway, Catskills, and Chautauqua-Allegheny. This is according to the field reports from volunteer observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program. Foliage change in other areas of the state will be 5% or less.
As an Upstate Institute Research Fellow this summer I worked with the Adirondack Diversity Initiative (ADI), a program of the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA). ADI’s mission is to create an Adirondack Park and North Country region that are welcoming, safe, and inclusive for everyone. ADI works towards this by creating tools and strategies that diminish the impact of systemic racism in the Adirondack region. With my work this summer, some of the best ways I could help accomplish these goals were through being educated about the area and learning about the different experiences of visitors to the Adirondacks through community-based research. » Continue Reading.
Inlet, NY- Fall in the Adirondacks can be a magical time for many, including residents and visitors alike. In the town of Inlet, two mainstay events are on the docket, offering an array of activities for the whole family to enjoy. The 30th annual Inlet Fall Festival will take place this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17, and the 11th annual Adirondack Kids Day is slated for Saturday, October 7. Please see details on these events below.
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