Posts Tagged ‘Keene’

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Ironman Lake Placid Traffic Impact: Road Closures and Traffic Delays Expected

Ironman participant running

Lake Placid, NY (July 17, 2024) – The 25th Ironman Lake Placid will take place on Sunday, July 21; its course is defined along roads throughout Lake Placid, Keene, Jay, Upper Jay, Au Sable Forks and Wilmington. New York State Police traffic control, in collaboration with Ironman officials, have established the local road closure and traffic impact schedule.

Traffic pattern changes and delays will impact Lake Placid and surrounding communities as some regional routes, and specific lanes along certain routes, are closed to automobile traffic. Temporary road closures will begin at 5:00 a.m.; please use caution and expect delays.

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Monday, June 24, 2024

Adirondack Land Trust Seeks Naming Ideas for Lake Placid Nature Preserve, Deadline June 30

Kids look off into a nature preserve and mountains

Keene, NY– The Adirondack Land Trust invites community members to brainstorm naming ideas for its nature preserve at the corner of NYS Route 73 and the Adirondack Loj Road outside Lake Placid. The 187-acre preserve is best known for open fields that provide stunning views of the state’s highest mountains within the High Peaks Wilderness Area. It also features shrub and forest habitat and 500 feet of shoreline along the West Branch of the Ausable River.

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Adirondack Land Trust Receives $110,000 in Grant Funding for Glenview Preserve

Glenview Preserve

Awards support accessible trail network

 Keene, NY — The Adirondack Land Trust has received a $10,000 grant from the Cloudsplitter Foundation toward the creation of universally accessible trails at Glenview Preserve in Harrietstown, an award that was leveraged to secure an additional $100,000 grant from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program for infrastructure that will welcome people of all abilities.

“The vision for Glenview Preserve is a place where anyone, including people who use a wheelchair, walker, or stroller for mobility, can move safely through a wild landscape,” said Adirondack Land Trust Stewardship & GIS Manager Becca Halter and project lead. “These generous awards from the Cloudsplitter Foundation and New York State move us closer to the day when people can visit Glenview and experience the benefits of conservation firsthand.”

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Saturday, May 4, 2024

Adirondack Garden Club honors Jeanne Warner for service to the club

Two woman pose, one is holding an award

Keene, NY— Jeanne Warner, of Keene Valley and New York City, was recently awarded the Adirondack Garden Club’s Gretta Prince Memorial GCA Cachepot, a distinction given annually to a member in recognition significant contributions to the club. The special award was established in 1993 by Happy Marsh in honor of her mother, for whom the award is named.

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Friday, April 5, 2024

Window for Adirondack Garden Club 2024 Grant Applications Now Open

Glenview Preserve

Keene, NY- In keeping with its mission to support those who champion conservation in the Adirondack Park, the Adirondack Garden Club offers three grants: the Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund, the 1928 AGC Founders Fund, and the Francesca Paine Irwin Conservation Fund. The window for the 2024 Adirondack Garden Club’s grants applications is now open.

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Friday, April 5, 2024

Volunteers Needed for Earth Day Ausable River Cleanup on April 20

People clean up the bank of Ausable River.

Keene, NY- The Ausable River Association (AsRA) will host its annual Earth Day Ausable River cleanup on Saturday, April 20. Volunteers will assist AsRA in removing garbage and debris from roadways and riverbanks in the Lake Placid, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, and Keene communities. Lunch and raffle prizes will be available after the cleanup to celebrate coming together to care for the river.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Adirondack Land Trust’s National Accreditation Renewal Approved

Two men shake hands by a tree

Keene, NY – The Adirondack Land Trust has achieved accreditation renewal from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, a distinction shared this year by 47 accredited land trusts committed to conservation excellence across the United States.

“We welcomed the review of our standards and practices required for accreditation renewal to ensure that we are worthy of the trust of our donors and partners,” said Adirondack Land Trust Executive Mike Carr. “We are honored the Commission has recognized the diligent work of our dedicated staff and board.”

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Sunday, February 4, 2024

Adirondack Garden Club awards 1928 Founders Fund grants

People working along a riverbank

Keene, NY— The Adirondack Garden Club recently awarded seven grants from the club’s 1928 AGC Founders Fund to non-profits making a positive impact on the Adirondack environment.

The 1928 AGC Founders Fund was established in the 1980s to give grants to not-for-profit organizations, including schools, involved in programs whose purpose is to create an impact in a specific area within the Adirondacks. These requests are reviewed by the club’s Executive Committee for approval and distribution.

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Sunday, January 7, 2024

Adirondack Land Trust to host virtual events, Jan. 11, Feb. 22

Image by Chris DeSorbo, provided by Scott Weidensaul; Scott Weidensaul, the featured speaker at the virtual event hosted by the Adirondack Land Trust

Keene, NY – The Adirondack Land Trust is pleased to announce the following free, virtual events, open to all. To register, visit

Caught in the SNOWstorm
Thursday, January 11, 2024 | 7-8 p.m.
This event features author, researcher and Pulitzer Prize finalist Scott Weidensaul who will share the story of Project SNOWstorm. The winter of 2013-14 saw the largest invasion of snowy owls into the eastern United States in perhaps a century and marked an unprecedented opportunity to learn more about these mysterious Arctic hunters. It led to Project SNOWstorm, a collaborative research effort focused on snowy owls that came together in a few frantic weeks, funded with the help of people from around the world.  A decade later, the project continues to make discoveries and unexpected insights into the life and ecology of this great white raptor. » Continue Reading.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

What’s In A Name: Styles Brook of Keene


styles brook book cover

By John Sasso

Recently, author and Keene resident Lorraine Duvall released her latest book, Where the Styles Brook Waters Flow: The Place I Call Home. Her book is a collection of stories which were told to her by her neighbors about life along the Styles Brook Valley, along with her own personal recollections. The waters of Styles Brook flow westward for about seven miles from The Glen, a hamlet tucked between the Jay and Hurricane Mountains, into the East Branch of the Ausable River. The brook is fed by smaller brooks and ponds on these mountains, such as O’Connell Brook, Madden Brook, and Merriam Swamp.

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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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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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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Adirondack Route 73 Shuttle Season Starts Sept. 23

keene shuttleFree Shuttle for Popular Fall Weekends

On September 14, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Essex County, town of Keene, and Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) announced the Route 73 shuttle system launched in 2021 will return on Saturday, Sept. 23. The shuttle system helps manage safe, sustainable visitation along the busy Route 73 corridor in the Adirondack High Peaks region. The free shuttle system will operate on Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 23 through Oct. 8, and will also run Monday, Oct. 9.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Ausable River clean up event set for Earth Day, April 22

Woman cleaning up a roadside.

The Ausable River Association (AsRA), in partnership with One Tree Planted and NRS, is hosting a cleanup along the roadside of the West Branch, East Branch, and Main Stem Ausable River in the communities of Wilmington, Lake Placid, Keene, Upper Jay, and Jay. This cleanup event is slated for Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. All are encouraged to participate in this opportunity to give back to local communities by picking up and removing trash that’s built up throughout the winter.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Tales of the Adirondacks, Past & Present: Who is the Newcomer?

Betsey Thomas-Train moved to the Adirondacks with her husband in 1981, where they raised three children. Our next OurStoryBridge story share features Betsey from Adirondack Community in the town of Keene. Learn how, through a library lecture, Betsey discovered something shocking about her roots and her connection to the Adirondacks. 

Listen to “Who is the Newcomer?” by Betsey Thomas-Train in its entirety at the following link:

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