Wednesday, November 8, 2023

INTERWOVEN ensemble blends classical elements from East and West

Interwoven Full Ensemble

New York-based intercultural ensemble INTERWOVEN celebrates and integrates traditional Asian music and Western classical music through performing, commissioning, and recording contemporary works. Exploring time-honored soundscapes of Asia and Europe, the ensemble weaves together musical and artistic threads from diverse origins and traditions and intertwines unique Asian perspectives and aesthetics to create holistic, innovative works and music experiences that encourage inclusion and harmony between various American communities. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Major Winter Attractions Coming to Lake George

ice castles in the night

The New Destination for the Most Winter Fun

Magical Attractions Will Transform the Lake George, N.Y., Area into the Northeast’s New Wintertime Destination for Family Entertainment

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. – This winterLake George, N.Y., will welcome a pair of magical celebrations to delight people of all ages:

• In December, Lake George Winter‘s Dream, a brand-new outdoor immersive multimedia experience, will unfold at the Fort William Henry historical fortress. Surrounding visitors in light, sound, original music, video projection and interactivity, the experience will recall the rich emotions, sensations and magic of the winter season. The attraction will unfold in the Fort’s outdoor courtyard and on its four bastions. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Rangers respond to Vienna fire, wet & cold Long Lake camper

forest ranger reportTown of Long Lake
Hamilton County
Wilderness Rescue:
 On Nov. 2, at 9:25 p.m., Ranger Milano responded to the Cedarlands Conservation Easement Tract to help extract a camper who reported they were wet, cold, and unable to start a fire. Ranger Milano assisted the camper out of the woods, where they declined medical attention. Resources were clear at 11:10 p.m.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Let’s Take A Look At An Adirondack Park Community Housing Act

The recent public forums organized by the Common Ground Alliance and the Adirondack Explorer shined bright spotlights on housing needs and challenges in the Adirondack Park. The various housing advocates and housing non-profit leaders who spoke at these events outlined the problems and challenges facing their work and Adirondack communities. Tim Rowland’s ongoing reporting on the Adirondack housing challenge for the Explorer (see here, here , and here for some good ones) has admirably gone deep into this issue.

The common denominator among advocates and in Rowland’s reporting points to inadequate public funds to deal with the issue, meet the challenge. With more money, it seems, many of the advocates and non-profits who work on this issue every day could bring more affordable/low income/work force housing onto the market. State funding is a big question now with the State’s projected $9 billion deficit and state leaders unable to develop a statewide affordable housing program. The various existing programs, spread widely across New York, don’t meet the current need, and are often a hard fit for small rural communities.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Upper Jay Art Center to host a dance party, play reading, and concert

Crowd shot of an event inside the Upper Jay Art Center.

Upper Jay Art Center staff have recently announced a diverse lineup of events to suit an array of interests, including a dance party slated for this Saturday, November 11, a play reading of Six Men Dressed Like Joseph Stalin by Dianne Nora on Saturday, November 18, and a concert featuring the band Low Lily on Saturday, December 9.  Please see below for details on these events.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Lake George Association: Lower the Cost of Replacing Your Septic System

Lake George Association logo.

Upgrading or replacing an aging or failing septic system is one of the best things you can do to protect Lake George from harmful algal blooms. But, it does come at a price. Here are two ways to reduce the expense. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Peckham Industries grateful for assistance following accident in Keene

Peckham Industries, Inc logo.

Keene, NY – In light of a recent accident that occurred last month on Route 73 in Keene, NY involving one of our trucks, Peckham Industries would like to sincerely thank the local volunteers and Essex County Haz Mat team, Essex County Sheriff’s Department, NYS Troopers, DEC, and DOT, Keene Valley Fire Department, Keene Fire Department, Keene EMS, and Elizabethtown Lewis EMS. The dedication and hard work of the local volunteers and response teams to ensure the safety of the travelling public, community, and environment on the day of the accident and the days following, is appreciated and deserves to be recognized.

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Monday, November 6, 2023

Salt study receives mixed results

low salt road sign

When it comes to reducing road salt use in the Adirondack Park, a long-awaited government report published this fall leaned heavily on the use of pilot projects to test reduction strategies.

Fortunately, the state won’t be starting from scratch when it builds those pilots. It has had pilots running for years around Lake George and in Essex and Herkimer counties.

Unfortunately, the results are in from a five-year-long independent study of the Lake George pilot, and those results are… mixed.

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Monday, November 6, 2023

Granville Community Foundation announces grant recommendations

Granville Community Foundation graphic.

Granville, NY – The Granville Community Foundation (GCF) is pleased to announce that its latest recommendation to award $41,500 of grants for the second half of 2023 has been approved by the Glens Falls Foundation.

 

“We received grant proposals for $92,090 worth of projects with specific funding requests of $56,500 from the GCF. We’re able to support all $41,500 of these requests and, coupled with our grants made last year for $84,660 and our April, 2023 grants of 47,109, we have now made a total of 16 grants totaling $173,269 since starting in 2022,” said Michael Freed, Chair of the GCF Advisory Board.

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Monday, November 6, 2023

Colleges offer care package drive & raffle to support veterans, event runs through Nov. 10

Raffle basket

Malone, NY-  With Veterans Day right around the corner, North Country Community College is encouraging local residents to contribute to a pair of initiatives the college has launched to support veterans. North Country is partnering with Paul Smith’s College to organize a Care Package Donation Drive for veterans, which runs from Wednesday, Nov. 1 to Friday, Nov. 10. Items being accepted for care packages include magazines and pocket-sized mini games, powdered flavor additives, toiletries, protein bars, hard candies, canned meats, instant coffee, Darn Tough socks, and patriotic-themed decorations. Cards and notes thanking veterans for their service are also being collected as part of the drive.

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Monday, November 6, 2023

Poetry: Woods-Speak

Leaves on a forest floor

By Jack Carney

The winds blew fiercely across
the lake for three days without
letup – no weathervane needed
to know they were nor’easters.
The trees lakeside told me,
whipped about, bowing and scraping to the
southwest, oranges and reds stripped away.

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Sunday, November 5, 2023

Old Forge Library added to Adirondack Land Trust’s Birding For All Program

Bay-Breasted Warbler

Keene, NY — The Adirondack Land Trust welcomes Old Forge Library to Birding for All, a program that donates a backpack, binoculars, and reference materials to a library’s circulating collection to facilitate local bird watching.

“Birding for All offers a chance for people to try birding for themselves and meet our winged friends,” said Old Forge Library Director Linda Weal. “This is a perfect fit with our library’s mission to provide learning opportunities and materials to people who live in Old Forge.”

Each Birding for All backpack contains Vortex Viper HD 8X42 binoculars; Sibley Birds East, a field guide for identifying birds; Adirondack Birding, a guidebook of places to spot birds in the region; materials on how to use and care for binoculars; and a notebook for users to record and share bird sightings and their experiences while using the backpack. Each backpack and its contents exceed $725 in value. The program is designed to expand access to birding by removing cost barriers to participation.

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Sunday, November 5, 2023

Weekly news round up

A collection of interesting reads:

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Saturday, November 4, 2023

Tamaracks, barred owls, and late fall frosts

Little buck

The landscape of the mountains has changed in the last two weeks from brilliant colors of reds and yellows to a copper tone of the beech leaves (both on the trees and on the ground.) I know most of the leaves are down when I can see the streetlights shining out on the road from the house. There don’t seem to be as many leaves on the ground as normal. I thought there would be more with all the rain [we’ve] had, but I guess with the lack of sunshine there are fewer.

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