Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Rebecca Kelly Ballet Performance Camp at LPCA

OnStage students at LPCARebecca Kelly Ballet (RKB) of NYC is set to return to the North Country for its 32nd Onstage Performance, August 3-14, 2020, and its Public Performances at the Lake Placid Center of the Arts. » Continue Reading.


Monday, March 9, 2020

New Book On 1970s Adirondack Feminist Collective

finding a womans placeForty-six years ago, seven women left behind the lives they knew and created a commune in the Adirondack Mountains which they called “A Woman’s Place.” According to award-winning author Lorraine Duvall, from 1974 to 1982 A Woman’s Place served as a refuge for self-discovery and changed the lives of hundreds of women. » Continue Reading.


Monday, March 9, 2020

Lip Sync Battle Planned For Glens Falls

charles wood theatreA Charity Lip Sync Battle has been set for Saturday, March 14th, at The Charles R Wood Theater in Glens Falls. This year, 11 teams, all representing local non-profits, are set to compete for a $1,000 prize. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, March 8, 2020

Historic Preservation Energy Efficiency Myths

historic preservation illustration

Myths pervade most aspects of life and they can be very persistent. Whether it’s “we only use 10% of our brain” or “George Washington had wooden teeth” these myths can be relatively harmless  – or they can really get in the way of true understanding and action.

Historic preservation has its own set of myths. Some originate from a grain of truth, many are outright wrong, and still others require a more nuanced understanding. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, March 8, 2020

‘The Story Ending’ Local Fable Murder Mystery

The Story Ending“The Story Ending,” a who-done-it performance, has been set for Friday, March 27th, at Sweet Basil Restaurant in Queensbury.

The murder mystery begins with fable characters telling how the victim died. It is the start, but the conclusion is one of those characters committed the murder and it is the responsibility of the audience to solve the mystery. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, March 7, 2020

Craving Natural Sweetness? There’s a Sap for That

maple jack wax being madeThe fourteenth annual Thurman Maple Days, a three-weekend event, is set to kick-off Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, continuing through March 29th. The event offers self-guided tours of eight agricultural sites in the rural town of Thurman, self-dubbed “Maple Capital of Warren County,” just 20 minutes from downtown Lake George. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, March 7, 2020

Poetry: Not So Long Ago

 

Not So Long Ago

Half down the paved road
Husky sled dogs crackled
to chorus dinner time
Can openers slice
150 Alpo can tops
Fellow blackfly-buzzed
berserker mammals

Read More Poems From The Adirondack Almanack HERE.


Friday, March 6, 2020

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Friday, March 6, 2020

Port Henry: Hollywood of the East

Main Street Port Henry around 1900 provided by Whallonsburg GrangeThe Whallonsburg Grange Lyceum is set to continue their spring series “Hidden in Plain Sight” with the presentation “Port Henry: Hollywood of the East” on Tuesday, March 10th. » Continue Reading.


Friday, March 6, 2020

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


Thursday, March 5, 2020

A Glimpse of Adirondack Lynx

Canada Lynx by Jacob W Frank National Park ServiceBig cats such as panthers, tigers and lions are often featured in popular media. With their great strength, size, and seemingly endless confidence, these felines command attention. There are other members of the Felidae family however that go more unnoticed.

Bobcats (Lynx rufus), Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis), Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx), and the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), although dispersed throughout most of the world, appear to share a similar ancestor, Lynx issiodorensis or Issoire lynx, which went extinct more than 12,000 years ago. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, March 5, 2020

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (March 5)

adirondack conditions 2-27This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon and updated on Friday.

Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adkalmanack@gmail.com.

Learn and practice the seven Leave No Trace principles. Plan ahead and prepare. Carry out what you have carried in. Do not leave gear, food, or other items at lean-tos and campsites. Take the free online Leave No Trace course here.

BE PREPARED! Start slow, gain experience. Carry proper safety equipment and weather protection and bring plenty of water and lights, and a map. When on the trail, stay together, monitor the time, and be prepared to turn back. Be prepared to spend an unplanned night in the woods in cold temperatures. Accidents happen to the most experienced people. Always carry food, a space blanket, emergency whistle, first aid kit, fire making tools, extra clothing layers and socks, a map and compass, and the knowledge to use them. Inform someone of your itinerary and before entering the backcountry or launching a boat check the National Weather Service watches, warnings, and advisories here. Follow Adirondack weather forecasts at Burlington and Albany and consult the High Elevation, Recreation, or Lake Champlain forecasts.

March 5th, 2020 – SPECIAL NOTICES » Continue Reading.


Thursday, March 5, 2020

Third Annual Adirondack Global Festival Comes to Lake Placid

Coming off the heels of the successful Petrova Elementary School Cultural Fair, The Adirondack Global Festival continues to use the arts as a way to introduce different cultures through entertaining activities.

Adirondack Global Festival supports cultural experiences at area schools.  This year school groups are invited to attend a showing of the movie Harriet at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, the home base of the festival. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, March 5, 2020

Historic Preservation Myths: Government Money

Homeowner Hannah Hanford at her home in Saranac Lake provided by AARCH

Myths pervade most aspects of life and they can be very persistent. Whether it’s “we only use 10% of our brain” or “George Washington had wooden teeth” these myths can be relatively harmless  – or they can really get in the way of true understanding and action.

Historic preservation has its own set of myths. Some originate from a grain of truth, many are outright wrong, and still others require a more nuanced understanding. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Life At 39 Degrees

ice fishing adelaide tyrolOn a picture-perfect winter morning last year, 20 Saint Michael’s College students and I visited Vermont Fish and Wildlife scientists for ice fishing at Knight’s Point on Lake Champlain. We drilled holes, baited hooks, learned about ice safety, identified fish – and even caught a few. » Continue Reading.