Posts Tagged ‘Adirondack Women’

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Pilot Betty Pettitt Nicholas: Pioneer in the Sky (Part 3)

Betty left the state aeronautics commission when the term of boss and close friend Cap Cornish, director, was ended by a newly elected governor in 1952. But, as Betty Pettitt Nicholas after her 1953 marriage, she remained busy in other aviation-related positions, and took frequent flights in the Cessna 170 that she and husband Ted had purchased. A trip in summer 1955 took them farther away from home than most: they journeyed to Quebec, Canada, and flew over her old haunts in the Adirondacks on the way home. She also took part in flying contests, and earned a bronze-and-glass candy-dish trophy in 1958 for winning a spot-landing competition (extreme accuracy in wheel touchdown).

Such was her life in the 1960s, flying for fun, taking part in air races sponsored by the 99s (in the first one in 1961, she finished sixth), and promoting aviation at every opportunity. She also found employment with the College Life Insurance Company, working as executive secretary to the president and chairman of the board. In 1967, she and Ted bought a new Cessna 150, and that summer enjoyed a trip to Montreal, where they experienced Expo 67 (the World’s Fair), one of the greatest events the city has ever hosted. How popular was it? In a nation of 20 million, and a province of about 6 million, attendance surpassed 50 million, a record that still stands. » Continue Reading.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Women in Leadership Series Forum in Old Forge

Women in LeadershipThe Adirondack Research Consortium has announced the third of its Women in Leadership Series Workshops: “Women in the Arts and Humanities.”

The workshop is scheduled for 10 am to 2:30 pm, on Wednesday, June 21st at the VIEW in Old Forge, NY.

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss challenges and opportunities for women in the arts and humanities by looking at trends in a broad and regional scale. The goal is to develop recommendations for future actions and research needs through facilitated discussions.  The program includes a morning panel discussion with invited professionals working in the arts and humanities, lunch, and a facilitated afternoon discussion with all attendees.
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