Saturday, March 3, 2018

Old Forge Arts Center Offering Summer 2018 Internships

view arts buildingView, the non-profit multi-arts venue in Old Forge, has announced they are offering summer internships to college students and recent graduates.

View interns are expected to receive hands-on practical training in arts programming and day-to-day operations while working with a small staff and volunteers. » Continue Reading.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Essex County Arts Grants Available

essex county artsCultural Assistance Program (CAP) Grant applications for cultural organizations in Essex County are now being accepted by the Essex County Arts Council. The deadline to apply is March 15th.

Any arts, historical, preservation, library, museum or organization providing cultural enrichment programs for Essex County residents may apply
Projects must be completed by December 31. » Continue Reading.

Friday, March 2, 2018

This Weekend In An Adirondack Sugar Shack

Mike Todriff firing the sugar boiler in 2018 (Shannon Houlihan photo)It’s that time of year. The sap is running and the buckets and tanks are filling. Backyard syrup makers large and small have been taking advantage of the recent sugaring weather to fire their arches and settle into the ancient and accepted rite of watching the boil.

Whatever you call it – a sugar party, sugaring-off, maple days – people will gather this weekend in old sugar shacks across the Adirondacks around rising steam for one of the great revelries of the season. » Continue Reading.

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week

Friday, March 2, 2018

Adirondack Destination Marketing Summit Planned

The Third Adirondack Destination Marketing Summit has been set for Wednesday, March 14th, from 8 am to 3:30 pm, at the Conference Center at Lake Placid, 77 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid.

The daylong event will consist of workshop sessions led by ROOST, Adworkshop, GreatRange and other area industry experts. This year’s theme is “Tell Your Story.” » Continue Reading.

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Big Adirondack News Stories This Week

Thursday, March 1, 2018

A Guide To Adirondack Maple Syrup

Maple Sugar bucket - Glenn PearsallIt’s sugaring season, so here’s a round-up of stories about the fine art of maple syrup making in the Adirondacks. » Continue Reading.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Nor’Easter: Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Mar 1)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon.

Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to

Practice Leave No Trace Principles when visiting the Adirondack Park.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sap is Running: Adirondack Maple Weekends

Cold nights and warm days are the perfect combination to make the maple sap flow. Though most commercial maple producers are already in full production, our family operation is a bit behind in collecting the sap.

Pancake breakfasts, wooded walks and maple tastings are all part of the menu for the two annual New York State Maple Producers Association’s Maple Weekends. In addition to these specially scheduled maple outings, some maple producers welcome drop-ins and individual tours. » Continue Reading.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

‘Born to Rewild’ Movie Screening at Paul Smith’s Saturday

born to rewildAuthor John Davis is set to present a screening of his recent documentary Born to Rewild on Saturday, March 3rd from 2 to 4 pm, at the Paul Smith’s College VIC, 8023 NY-30, Paul Smiths.

Davis, who recently wrote the book Split Rock Wildway: Scouting the Adirondack Park’s Most Diverse Wildlife Corridor, has lengthy experience scouting wildlife corridors in the United States, and will be on hand to help to share in his experiences. » Continue Reading.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March Hockey Madness in Lake Placid

ECAC Men's Hockey ChampionshipsMarch hockey is set to return to Lake Placid, in the form of the ECAC Hockey Men’s Championship, and the fourth annual Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp.

The ECAC Hockey Men’s Championship in back in Lake Placid for a 5th straight postseason March 16-17. The conference’s top four post-season teams come to the Olympic Center, competing for an automatic bid to play in the NCAA Championship Tournament. » Continue Reading.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Isolation and the Lonely Ants Club

carpenter antExcessive tinder is a major contributor to forest fires, but a shortage of Tinder can lead to an early death. For social animals like canines, deer, dolphins, elephants, primates such as bonobos and humans, and even bees and ants, contact with others is as essential to well-being as food and water.

A 2015 study done at Brigham Young University which garnered much news coverage in 2017 and early this year found that loneliness may be a greater health risk than smoking and obesity combined. » Continue Reading.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Cranberry Lake Wild Forest, Easement Rec Plans Being Considered

Public input is sought on development of the draft Cranberry Lake Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP) and the Conifer-Emporium Conservation Easement Recreation Management Plan (RMP).

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is holding a public session on March 21, 2018, at 6 and 8:30 pm. » Continue Reading.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Saranac Lake YMCA Project Survey, Public Forum

saranac lake tourism logoThe Plattsburgh YMCA, the Village of Saranac Lake, the Saranac Lake Central School District and North Country Community College are jointly exploring the possibility of establishing a YMCA in Saranac Lake.

A key part of this process, which is in the early stages, involves collecting feedback from the community on the need for YMCA services. » Continue Reading.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

TAUNY’s Annual Sugaring-Off Party, March 10

TAUNY Sugaring Off PartyTAUNY’s annual Sugaring Off Party has been set for Saturday March 10th from 10 am to noon, at the TAUNY Center in Canton.

The Sugaring Off Party celebrates sugaring as French-Canadian families would have done a century ago. » Continue Reading.

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