Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Farmer-Producer Mini Grant Recipients Named

Kevin Richardson of Agbotic speaks with Starbuck Elementary School staff and studentsThe Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) has announced the recipients of its 2018 Farmer/Producer Mini Grant program, which was designed to support the farm to school procurement process for local food producers and Jefferson and St Lawrence County schools.

The second round of grant recipients since the program’s inception in 2017 include two farms and one co-packer, whose proposed projects are expected to increase their capacity to supply schools with local food. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Master Gardener Training Planned For Warren County

master gardenerApplication are now being accepted for the Warren County Master Gardener training program that will begin in January 2019. The program is open to anyone who has an interest in expanding their gardening experience and knowledge. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Study: Widely Used Repellent Lethal For Salamanders

Salamander Insect repellents containing picaridin can be lethal to salamanders. So reports a new study published in Biology Letters that investigated how exposure to two common insect repellents influenced the survival of aquatic salamander and mosquito larvae.

Insect repellents are a defense against mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, chikungunya, Zika, and West Nile virus. Salamanders provide natural mosquito control. During their aquatic juvenile phase, they forage on mosquito larvae, keeping populations of these nuisance insects in check. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Town of Colton Taking Orders for Remembrance Trees

Dave Crosby decorating a tree For the fifth year in a row the Town of Colton’s Tourism & Beautification Committee is taking orders for Remembrance Trees to display in December and January in the hamlets of Colton and South Colton.

The deadline to order and pay for trees is Friday, November 9. The cost remains $35 per tree which includes set up so sponsors can decorate their tree, including power to each tree. Sponsors can select whether they want their trees displayed in the hamlet of Colton or South Colton. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Arts Center Seeking Feedback for Building Project

Blue Mountain Lake Arts CenterThe Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (Arts Center) in Blue Mountain Lake is undergoing a review process to address concerns about the sustainability of the existing building at 3346 Route 28.

The building, which was originally a gas station, is 97 years old and has deteriorated throughout the years. » Continue Reading.


Monday, November 5, 2018

Gibson: Large Scale Subdivision An Important Test of APA

Applicant's preferred design of subdivision at Woodward LakeCurrently on the Adirondack Park Agency website (apa.ny.gov) are links to “large scale subdivisions currently under review,” an entirely new feature. What is that new feature all about?

Earlier this year, APA adopted a new application for large-scale residential subdivisions, as the agency defines them. In the green land use color, Resource Management, large scale subdivisions are defined as 5 or more lots or parcels in a given project. In the yellow land use color, Rural Use, they are defined as 10 or more lots or parcels. In the orange, or Low Intensity use, they are defined as 25 or more lots or parcels. All subdivisions in those colors meeting those size thresholds, says the APA, must meet new application guidelines. » Continue Reading.


Monday, November 5, 2018

Depot Theatre Announces New Producing Artistic Director

Depot Theatre in Amtrak train stationDepot Theatre Executive Director Kim Rielly has announced the appointment of Kenney M. Green as the new Producing Artistic Director, charged with defining and implementing the artistic vision and program goals of the organization.

Green takes on an expanded artistic role at the Depot, as outlined in the organization’s new strategic plan approved by the Depot’s Board of Trustees in early 2018. Among other priorities, the strategic plan calls for increased engagement through youth and family programs, and for ultimately extending the theatre’s cultural and economic impact by offering year-round programming. » Continue Reading.


Monday, November 5, 2018

NCCC Seeks Entries for Digital Art Show

NCCC logoHigh school students from across the region have been invited to submit their best works of digital art for North Country Community College’s first-ever Digital Art Show.

The juried show will take place at the college’s Saranac Lake campus December 3 to January 11. A reception and awards ceremony for students will be held from 11 am to 1 pm December 7. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Chris Navitsky: Work To Limit Road Salt

Lake George Scientists in the 1970s began to notice and be alarmed by the abnormally acidic lakes and streams they were discovering throughout the Adirondacks. In some cases, fish populations were disappearing. Their groundbreaking work coined the term acid rain, caused by fossil-fuel emissions that drifted on high-altitude winds and were flushed down in cloud bursts.

Today, just as science-driven rules limiting industrial and vehicular emissions have helped our local waterways begin to recover, evidence we are seeing supports new approaches to safely managing snow and ice on roadways, driveways, and sidewalks while protecting our freshwater resources. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Ag Business Conference Set For Lake Placid

Adirondack Farm Produce - Photo by Shannon HoulihanFarmers and agribusiness people in the region are invited to attend the Strategic Marketing Conference taking place in Lake Placid on November 7-8.

This conference will serve as an opportunity for those involved in producing and/or selling agricultural products to learn how to develop their brands and marketing strategies in order to increase sales. Speakers from around the state will share their knowledge and expertise in the areas of finding new markets, brand development for a competitive market, exporting, legal issues, and multi-channel selling strategies. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Indigenous Art Exhibition Opens At Wild Center

David Kanietakeron Fadden We Are All Related, a group art exhibit featuring the works of Mohawk artisans from the Akwesasne community, opened at The Wild Center on Saturday, October 20 and runs through the end of September 2019.

More than thirty artists from Akwesasne, in a variety of mediums, are featured. The exhibit was curated by David Kanietakeron Fadden, Jaclyn Hall, Sue Ellen Herne and Victoria Ransom. Artwork, which includes paintings, pottery, sculpture, beadwork, basketry and traditional clothing, is arranged by generational family to show the influence and reinforce the importance of the relationship among individual families, and the community.

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

New Chapman Museum Exhibit: Personal Effects

Blue enamel compact 1933 Chicago Worlds FairOn November 4, from 1 to 3 pm, the Chapman Museum’s new exhibit, Personal Effects, which highlights a wide variety of items from the museum’s collection, will open to the public.

The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through March 30, 2019.

According to the Cambridge English dictionary, “Personal Effects” are “Things you own that you often carry with you.” » Continue Reading.


Saturday, November 3, 2018

Poetry: The Thunder

The Thunder

Like the hunger of
Adirondack blackflies
in summer, the thunder
roars. The savage rapids
of our lives. The seduction
of a morning’s panorama.


Saturday, November 3, 2018

Trapping and Hunting Seasons Underway

coyoteDepartment of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that furbearer trapping and hunting seasons are underway. Trappers should note special permit requirements for fisher and marten trapping seasons.

Fisher and marten are medium-sized members of the weasel family, which also includes ermine, mink, and river otters. While fisher have been expanding their range in recent decades, New York’s marten are restricted to the Adirondacks. » Continue Reading.


Friday, November 2, 2018

Featured Paddle: Kunjamuk River, Speculator

kunjamuk river paddleThe village of Speculator hand launch site on the Sacandaga River is located at the Sacandaga River Community Park in Speculator (the ball field parking area).

Paddlers can access paddle routes on both the Sacandaga River and Kunjamuk River. The Kunjamuk Hand Launch on the Pine Lakes Road provides paddlers direct access to the Kunjamuk River. » Continue Reading.