Sunday, September 24, 2023

Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region announces 2023 grants

A grant from the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region helped the Tannery Pond Center bring the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company to North Creek and the Gore Mountain region.

Nearly $32,000 awarded to 30 community organizations

The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region (CFGMR) at Adirondack Foundation has announced its 2023 grant recipients. This year, over two dozen organizations from the towns of Chester, Horicon, Johnsburg, Minerva and Schroon received CGMR funding, totaling nearly $32,000. Grants were awarded to programs and projects that address community beautification, historic preservation, culture and the arts, education, recreation and programs for youth, seniors and veterans. The fund has awarded over $270,000 since being established in 2005.

“Every year, we’re amazed to learn about the incredible work people are doing in our communities,” said Mindy Preuninger of the CFGMR committee. “This year’s grant recipients demonstrate passion and dedication to making life in the Gore Mountain region the best it can be.”

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Sunday, September 24, 2023

Weekly news round up

A collection of interesting reads:

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Saturday, September 23, 2023

Moose on the Loose in the ADKs, Moose Fest happening this weekend

Star cactus

Hurricane Lee hit mainland, but it was in the Canadian Maritimes (still as a hurricane) with 80 MPH winds. The coastal areas of Massachusetts and Maine suffered some damage from the wind and waves putting out power and flooding water to the areas near the ocean. This area has been hit with every storm coming up the coast and storms coming across the nation, so they didn’t need any more water. It is still raining there today, September 18.

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Saturday, September 23, 2023

Free Thurman Fall Farm Tours slated for Oct. 7

 

Cat with pumpkins

Thurman, NY – For more than a decade, Thurman Farmers (located just 20 minutes from Lake George) have celebrated the fall season by offering a free self-guided tour of the rural town of Thurman, NY. This year, the annual tour is scheduled for Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Following the event map to sites on the town’s main arteries and secluded back roads, visitors will self-guide to more than a dozen businesses that have opened their doors, providing the public with an inside look into the inner workings of their operations. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, September 23, 2023

Empowering North Country Homes: Energy Efficiency Presentation set for Sept. 26

North Country Clean Energy Hub logo

Learn about energy efficiency and available funding opportunities

Saranac Lake, NY — On September 26 at 6 p.m., Nolan Rishe, Energy Advisor for the North Country Clean Energy Hub, will be giving a community presentation at the Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium in Saranac Lake. Nolan will help local residents learn about energy efficiency and how to access funding and incentive programs for energy efficient improvements.

“One of our main goals is to help North Country residents make their homes more comfortable, safe, and affordable,” said Energy Advisor Nolan Rishe. “With programs such as EmPower+, local residents can access funding and incentives to help cover all or some of the costs for their energy efficiency upgrades.” » Continue Reading.


Saturday, September 23, 2023

Registration Open for Diabetes Self Management Workshops

The Heart Network logo

STAR LAKE — A six week series of workshops will help individuals living with diabetes take control of their health.

Hosted by the Wilderness HealthCare Foundation’s Wellness Committee, this in-person diabetes self management workshop series will teach individuals, loved ones and caregivers how to use a variety of self-management tools to help improve health and well-being outcomes. » Continue Reading.


Friday, September 22, 2023

Animal House

Humans take pride in their unique, perhaps exalted, place among creatures. We’re the only animal that can point to triumphs like space travel, nerve gas, for-profit prisons, and plastic- filled oceans. Until recent times, we also thought we stood alone in our taste for addling our brains with drugs. Alas, we can no longer claim that distinction: Dolphins, dogs, wallabies,waxwings, and loads of other species like to get loaded. » Continue Reading.


Friday, September 22, 2023

Paul Smith’s VIC to host Circular Jazz Trio concert, Leave No Trace training course

Paul Smith's College VIC.

Paul Smiths, NY- Paul Smith’s College VIC has announced a slew of upcoming events to suit a wide variety of interests, including a free jazz concert featuring The Circular Jazz Trio set for tomorrow, Saturday, September 23, as well as an informative and interactive training course focused on the seven principles of Leave No Trace. This two-day event is slated for Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1.

Please see below for more details on these events and a link to keep tabs on other upcoming VIC events, such as a Mushroom Foray event set for tomorrow, and several opportunities to take a beginner-level canoe paddle on Barnum Pond with VIC staff.

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Friday, September 22, 2023

Outdoor Conditions (9/22): Hikers should prepare for wet trails, dress in layers

outdoor conditions logoThe 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.

A green shuttle bus that has been converted to a mobile interactive education station.

DEC Launches Pilot Mobile Education Station Sept. 22

Fridays through Sundays from Sept. 22 – Oct. 15, a DEC environmental educator will be stationed at a converted shuttle bus at the corner of Route 73 and Airport Road at Marcy Field. Stop by and come on in!

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Friday, September 22, 2023

Latest news headlines

Here’s a look at news from around the Adirondacks this week:

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

How Much Wood

wood pile

It’s that time of year again! Right about now my shoulders feel like I’ve spent three lifetimes splittin’ and stackin’ & chuckin’ in search of an answer to this age-old wood chuckin’ question. For the results of that research, click the link and read on: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/how-much-wood/


Thursday, September 21, 2023

Inside The Green Lobby with Bernard Melewski and Brad Edmondson set for Oct. 18

 

Whiteface Mt view

The Kelly Adirondack Center will host an upcoming program called “Inside The Green Lobby with Bernard Melewski and Brad Edmondson” on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at Karp 105, Union College Campus. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be available beginning at 5 p.m. Retired lobbyist Bernard Melewski, author of Inside The Green Lobby, and journalist Brad Edmondson, author of A Wild Idea, will team up to tell a story about how politics made strange bedfellows in the Adirondack Park.

Between 1990 and 1994, a state commission’s spectacular failure forced a new coalition of activists, brokers, and elected officials to come together.  They would protect a million acres of the Park over the next decade.

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Remsen Falls Motorized Access Route for Persons with Disabilities Closed Temporarily

dec logoClosure to Support Upgrade of ADA-Picnic Area and Increase Accessibility

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced a temporary closure of the Remsen Falls Motorized Access Route for Persons with Disabilities (MARPWD) in the hamlet of McKeever, town of Ohio, Herkimer County, as this popular destination in the Black River Wild Forest undergoes construction.  The 0.6-mile route will be resurfaced and hardened with gravel and the accessible features at the picnic area will be upgraded to bring them into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Wolf Lake Landing Road, which provides entrance to the Remsen Falls access route will remain open, however, the public can expect to encounter construction vehicle traffic during weekdays. Construction is anticipated to be complete later this year. DEC will issue an announcement when the access road is reopened.

Questions regarding this project can be directed to Supervising Forester Scott Healy by phone at (315) 866-6330, or by email to scott.healy@dec.ny.gov.

 

Photo at top courtesy of the NYS DEC.


Thursday, September 21, 2023

8th Annual Road Salt Summit Addresses Recently Released Report from NY State

 

State DOT Commissioner Dominguez scheduled to give remarks

Lake George, NY — The 2023 Adirondack Champlain Regional Salt Summit will convene on October 3, with registration at 7:30 a.m. and the program concluding at 3 p.m., at the Fort William Henry Hotel Conference Center as well as online. It is open to everyone interested in maintaining safe winter roads while also protecting the environment and saving money through road salt reduction and best management practices. Past participants include highway crews, elected officials, building and grounds managers, business owners, winter maintenance contractors, and freshwater protection organizations. Registration and attendance are free. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Fall foliage report: Adirondacks nearing midpoint

fall foliage graphic

This is the second 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. Reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon.

New York State’s gradual transition from the greens of summer to the multi-colored kaleidoscope of fall continues this weekend, with a few locations in the Adirondacks approaching midpoint of leaf transition, and areas from Long Island to Western New York beginning to see their first significant color changes. This is according to the field reports from volunteer observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program.

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