Posts Tagged ‘Lake Placid’

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Ironman Event to Continue in Lake Placid Through 2027

Scene at Ironman Lake Placid, 2013. photo by Nancie BattagliaIRONMAN and the Village of Lake Placid, the Town of North Elba and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) have agreed to a three-year partnership renewal to keep the iconic and longstanding Athletic Brewing IRONMAN® Lake Placid triathlon in the Adirondacks through 2027. The agreement will benefit communities, event participants, businesses, and nonprofits in the region.

“The IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon is one of the region’s premier, large-scale events,” said Town of North Elba Supervisor Derek Doty. “This year it’s celebrating its 25th year which is an incredible milestone. Our community is proud to be part of the longest-running IRONMAN event in the contiguous US and we are excited to surpass that milestone over the next three years with the renewal of this contract.”

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

Lake Placid Center for the Arts announces three new exhibits

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Lake Placid, NY- The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is thrilled to announce three exhibits coming to the Gallery @ LPCA this summer, at 17 Algonquin Drive in Lake Placid, NY. The Gallery at the LPCA is open Thursday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and visiting the gallery is always free. There will be extended hours on July 3 through August 11: Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The Gallery will be closed on Ironman Sunday (July 21).

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Sunday, May 5, 2024

Film Review: Foragers, final film in a series for Palestine; screening set for May 7

Plants, People and Apartheid graphic.

By Tyler Barton

Who decides how land is used? That’s the question at the heart of so many conversations happening in Adirondacks today about housing, zoning, water rights, indigeneity—hell, even the emergency services building. It’s also the question at the heart of “Foragers” (2022) by Berlin-based artist, Jumana Manna.

Her documentary film is screening for one night only at the St. Eustace Episcopal Church in Lake Placid this Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. “Foragers” is an intimate look at how Palestinians living in Israel and the West Bank preserve their culinary heritage by enduring surveillance, harassment, detention, extortion, and dozens of smaller but no less dreadful injustices.

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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Adirondack Foundation announces 2024 Generous Acts recipients

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Funding supports basic needs, economic vitality & educational pathways across the region

Lake Placid, NY — Adirondack Foundation has mobilized nearly $800,000 in philanthropic support to communities across the Adirondack region through its Generous Acts program, with additional grants to be awarded in the coming weeks.

The open call application annually invests in nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities. Generous Acts grants aim to strengthen communities by addressing three strategic focus areas: basic needs, educational pathways and economic vitality.

“We remain committed to lifting up the Adirondack region through the generosity of the people who call this place home,” said Cali Brooks, president and CEO of Adirondack Foundation. “Generous Acts continues to evolve — generating grants will always be at the heart of what we do, but this work also helps us understand current and future trends so we can share this information with donors and leaders. Our communities continue to prioritize food access, health care, housing, early childhood development and career pathways, but we also noted emerging needs centered around STEM education, downtown revitalization, migrant and immigrant assistance, and emergency services preparedness.”

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Cobble Hill Trail in Lake Placid temporarily closed weekdays through May 3

Trail Work Sign on Cobble Hill Trail in Lake Placid

Lake Placid, NY — Professional trail work at Cobble Hill in Lake Placid resumed April 15, 2024, and is expected to continue for three weeks while Tahawus Trails focuses on making major improvements to the steepest section of trail, including the rock slab. The work will entail moving large boulders.

The trail will be temporarily closed weekdays from Monday, April 15, through Friday, May 3, to give the trail crew the space and time they need to work safely and efficiently. The trail will be open on weekends during this time. Current information will be posted on AllTrails, a mobile trail app.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Tickets on sale for Lake Placid Center for the Arts summer events

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See Live Music, Circus on a Food Truck and Dance this Summer at the LPCA

Lake Placid, NY- The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is excited to launch ticket sales for a summer filled with live performances. Tickets are now on sale at or by calling (518) 523-2512. In addition to annual presentation series from our partners at the Lake Placid Institute and Lake Placid Sinfonietta, as well as ongoing LPCA classes and camps, summer programming will include:

Spring Dance Recital | Sunday, June 21:00 PM | $10 Adults / $5 Youth & Students

The recital will feature Lake Placid School of Dance students from all levels, from Creative Movement (starting at age 3) through Level 5 (high school).

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Sunday, April 7, 2024

Lake Placid Student Artists Join International Paris Competition

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Lake Placid, NY – Students from Lake Placid Central School art classes are among the more than 300 elementary, middle, and high school artists participating in a five-country international art-in-sport contest hosted by the Al Oerter Foundation (AOF) with the support of the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority). The art event, themed “Move History Forward,” celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 1924 Paris Summer Olympic Games.

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

High Peaks-area volunteers to host film series for Palestine on Tuesday evenings

Plants, People and Apartheid graphic.

A volunteer group of High Peaks-area residents will host a free film series—People, Plants, and Apartheid: A Film Series for Palestine—at St. Eustace Church in Lake Placid on Tuesday evenings this Spring.

Meet Palestinian farmers, foragers, and kite-flyers in this independent documentary series. Through an environmental and artistic lens, this three-part screening will feature award-winning films exploring Palestinian society and history under apartheid. Gather on Tuesday evenings this Spring to learn, engage, and connect with others interested in knowing Palestine beyond the headlines.

Organized by attendees of PS: Letters for a Ceasefire and the High Peaks DSA, this series will raise money for three Palestinian families working to evacuate from Gaza. Attendance is free, but donations are strongly encouraged.


St. Eustace Episcopal Church is located at 2450 Main Street in Lake Placid, NY.

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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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Sunday, March 31, 2024

Kay Jones among 4 inducted into USA Bobsled and Skeleton Hall of Fame

From left: Dave Jones III, Maura Jones, Kathryn Jones-McQuillan, Barbara Benware, Genevieve Benware, Margaret Jones, Dave Jones, and Linda Jones in the Mountain Lodge.

Lake Placid, NY – In front of family members and many friends, Lake Placid’s Kay Jones, bobsled photographer from the 1960s into the 1980s, was inducted posthumously Saturday evening, March 23,  into the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Hall of Fame.

Three generations of the Jones family were in attendance celebrating their mother’s and grandmother’s induction. During the ceremony, held in the new Mountain Lodge at Mt. Van Hoevenberg, attendees heard interviews of Jones with ABC Television’s Jim McKay and Curt Gowdy, conducted during the 1980 Winter Olympics. Jones was hired by the Associated Press to photograph the Olympic competitions.

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Monday, March 25, 2024

Recent Coming and Goings in the ADKs

Several nonprofit organizations and other establishments around the Adirondack region have recently announced an array of new appointments and retirements. Some of these announcements include, key staff welcomed at The Hyde, a new Cloudsplitter Foundation Executive Director, a new Director of School for North Country School, and a retirement at NCPR.

See below roundup for additional details about these coming and goings.

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

Final races of BMW IBSF World Cup season set for March 22-24

2 woman BobsleighUSA Bobsled and Skeleton Hall of Fame ceremony to help close BMW IBSF World Cup season

Kay Jones, Gilbert Colgate, Jr., Dick Lawrence, David Kurtz to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Lake Placid, NY –  The international bobsled and skeleton season will end in rousing fashion this weekend in Lake Placid with the final races of the BMW IBSF World Cup season, March 22-24. Among the highlights of the three-day competition will be the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Hall of Fame induction ceremony, featuring four new members.

Lake Placid photographer Kay Jones, affectionately known as Mrs. Zag for her famous images taken in that notorious corner of the original track, will be inducted posthumously as will the two-man bobsled team of Gilbert Colgate, Jr., of New York City and Dick Lawrence, of West Chazy, N.Y. The duo won a bronze medal in the 1936 Winter Olympics. They also captured the 1934 North American Championship.

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Lake Placid Native among USA Bobsled and Skeleton Hall of Fame Inductees

2 woman BobsleighLake Placid native and award-winning photojournalist Kay Jones will be among four inductees into the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Hall of Fame on March 23 at Mt. Van Hoevenberg, just outside this two-time Winter Olympic community.

The ceremony, slated for the Mountain Lodge at 5:30 PM, will be held in conjunction with the BMW IBSF World Cup finals in Lake Placid. Season long champions in all sliding disciplines will be crowned on the demanding mile-long chute March 22-24.

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Silent Book Club in Lake Placid & Saranac Lake begins Feb. 21

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Book lovers are encouraged to gather the third Wednesday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Origin Coffee Co. starting Feb. 21 for a unique and unstructured book club. There is no pressure to finish a certain book or have discussion questions ready. The SaraPlacid Chapter will alternate meetings at Origin Coffee Co.’s Lake Placid and Saranac Lake locations each month.

At Silent Book Club (SBC), there is no assigned reading. Bring whatever book you are currently reading to the monthly meetup. There will be time to order a drink, chat, and find a seat before settling in to read companionably with fellow book lovers. All are welcome. Please note: this is a free event, but there is a limited capacity at both locations.

Register for the event here:

Silent Book Club is a global community of readers and introverts, with 500 chapters around the world led by local volunteers. SBC members gather to read and build community in quiet camaraderie. This is the SaraPlacid chapter, but you can learn about the movement here:

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks hosts multigenerational game day

People play Scrabble at a table

Lake Placid, NY— On Jan. 23 at First Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake, Mercy Care for the Adirondacks hosted their Friendship Volunteers, Elder Friends, and St. Bernard’s 5th grade students for a multigenerational game day and refreshments. Guests played newly-reimagined multigenerational versions of the classic board games Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble.

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