Lake Placid, NY — Classrooms and educators across the Adirondack region have received over $57,000 in grants to enhance the teaching and learning of foreign languages. The grants were awarded by the Adirondack ForeignLanguage Enhancement Fund (AFLEF) at Adirondack Foundation. The fund supports innovation in French and Spanish classrooms and elevates the status of language teachers in the teaching community.
Several Adirondack area non-profit organizations, including Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), Adirondack Land Trust, and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) recently welcomed new staff and officers to their teams.
A new report provides communities with tools and information for approaching housing challenges in the Adirondack region. Produced by AdirondackFoundation and the NorthernForestCenter, “A Place to Start: Adirondack Housing Resources,” is a comprehensive document that includes data, strategies and tools employed by municipalities, economic development agencies, private contractors, appointed task forces, and regional nonprofits. A webinar introducing the report and highlighting successful projects to date will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29. To sign up, visit bit.ly/housingresourceswebinar.
Lake Placid, NY – Circa, the internationally-renowned contemporary circus company from Australia, comes to Lake Placid, performing at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA), on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. Circa will perform their hit production Sacre – a reimaging of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring that combines elements of ballet and acrobatics into a visceral, multidisciplinary performance. The performance is suitable for those aged 12 and up. Tickets are available for Adults ($20) and Youth ($10.) Purchase tickets at this link.
Directed by Yaron Lifshitz, Circa’s Artistic Director and CEO, Sacre features ten acrobats that move through a sequence of high-energy, technically complex athletic feats seat to a fast-paced musical score by Philippe Bachman, with accompanying lighting design by Veronique Benett.
All are welcome to gather for an afternoon of skiing and yoga to benefit AdkAction’s Tom Boothe Adirondack Internship program. Organizers and participants will be gathering at Scott’s Cobble Nordic Center on Saturday, February 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. for some beginner-level yoga, a relaxing ski on the trails, refreshments and snacks around the fire. Guests are encouraged to donate what they are able to help AdkAction to raise $6,000 for their Tom Boothe Adirondack Internship program. Interested parties are asked to RSVP online using this link.
LAKE PLACID, NY – The New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) will host the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) SkiJumpingWorldCup on February 10-12, 2023, at the Olympic Jumping Complex.
The FIS SkiJumpingWorldCup field features the best men’s ski jumpers in the world vying for podium finishes and points in the overall WorldCup standings in two individual competitions and a Super-Team event. Jumpers from Poland, Austria, and Norway have dominated the top of the WorldCup standings this season, with Olympic gold medalist Ryoyu Kobayashi of Japan and Olympic medalist Karl Geiger of Germany not far off. Poland is led by Dawid Kubacki, Piotr Zyla and Kamil Stoch. Kubacki is a three-time Olympian who won bronze medals at the Pyeongchang and Beijing Games. Halvor Egner Granerud, Marius Lindvik, and Robert Johansson lead the way for Norway, while Stefan Kraft, Manuel Fettner, Michael Haybock, Jan Horl, and Daniel Tschofenig top the Austrian contingent. Lindvik soared to the large hill Olympic gold medal in Beijing in 2022. Erik Belshaw, an 18-year-old from Steamboat Springs, Colo., has been the top WorldCup jumper for the United States team this season, with Andrew Urlaub and Olympians Decker Dean and Casey Larson also on the U.S. National Team.
Lake Placid, NY – The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA), in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), will administer a large-scale, statewide regrantprogram focused on audience-building for the 2023/2024 presenting season.
Through the new initiative, LPCA will distribute a pool of $650,000 to organizations across New York State in two programs: Building Audiences and Artists in Communities. Designed to support organizations as they recover from the COVID-19 and racial justice pandemics, these programs enable presenters of all sizes to undertake projects to grow and diversify their audiences through the support of risk-taking programs aimed at developing deep, sustainable relationships within their communities.
Lake Placid, NY — ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has been awarded a $80,709 Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) grant for septic system replacements at the Adirondak Loj.
Hosting the busiest trailhead in New York State, the Adirondak Loj is an important focal point for over 100,000 annual visitors as they come to experience the Heart Lake Program Center and explore the surrounding High Peaks Wilderness. For over 90 years, ADK has provided overnight accommodations, information, and other services at the Loj that have helped create a welcoming experience for visitors to the Adirondack Park.
LAKEPLACID, NY (December 23, 2022) – The LakePlacid Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism will host a LakePlacid 2023 FISU World UniversityGames public information session on Thursday, January 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the North Elba Town Hall. Area residents and business owners are encouraged to attend.
Presenters include officials from Adirondack Sports Council along with the NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), community event planners and the LakePlacid Police Department.
Information about local and regional businesses, community impact, and visitor engagement during the LakePlacid 2023 FISU World UniversityGames will be discussed. Topics will include village and business-related information, venue information, volunteer opportunities, updated and finalized schedules, traffic impacts, and local celebration venues and activities. There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions about the games and related events.
LAKE PLACID — Community organizations are encouraged to submit grant applications to Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts program, which supports activities that address basic needs, educational pathways, economic development and civic engagement in the Adirondack region.
Nonprofits, schools and municipalities can submit applications starting Monday, Dec. 19; the deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2023.
Generous Acts grantmaking is funded by the generosity of hundreds of donors from across the Adirondack region who want to position the Foundation to respond to community needs that surface every year.
LAKE PLACID, NY (November 15, 2022) – The Lake Placid Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism will host a Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games information session on Monday, November 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Placid Conference Center, second floor. Area residents and business owners are encouraged to attend.
The event will share information about regional plans and preparations for the 11-day international, multi-sport and multi-location event taking place from January 12-22, 2023. Presenters include representatives from Adirondack Sports Council along with the NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA).
November 14, 2022 — Lake Placid, NY — The Adirondack Mountain Club’s Cascade Welcome Center is now open for the winter season. A hub for visitor information and community-based recreation, the Center offers 12 miles of groomed cross-country skiing and snowshoeing throughout the winter months.
Grooming will begin as soon as there is enough snow on the ground. Once that happens, recreators will be able to enjoy trails that wind through dense woodland, along open wetlands, and past incredible views of surrounding high peaks. Many of these trails are rated as easy, making this a great area for first-time skiers, families, and those looking for a more relaxing trip.
LAKE PLACID — The Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund (UISF) at Adirondack Foundation has awarded over $25,000 in grants to community organizations working to advance equity and access in local sports and recreation. In addition to the eight organizations receiving UISF grants this year, four scholarships totaling $4,750 were awarded to aspiring athletes from the Olympic Region.
“This fund has always strived to foster and promote life-long sports and healthy lifestyles for local kids,” said Mara Smith of the UISF Grant Committee. “Our recipients this year speak to the very heart of why the UISF was established. We live in a place rich with opportunities for outdoor recreation, but we sometimes take for granted the barriers that exist for many kids and families — barriers like the cost of gear and the baseline knowledge necessary to safely participate in certain activities. This committee continues to be heartened and excited by all the different individuals and organizations that work to create opportunities for growing access and participation to both the places and sports that are such important aspects of our communities.”
Lake Placid, NY – The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is thrilled to announce the recent purchase of 2126 Saranac Avenue in Lake Placid (the home of Saranac Sourdough) after closing on the property this week.
When the property, located immediately adjacent to the arts center, came on the market, LPCA staff and board were beginning conversations about how to celebrate and reflect on the center’s upcoming 50th anniversary. The listing seemed like a rare opportunity to consider what impact the arts center might have in our community over the next 50 years, and how the LPCA can continue to expand services and value to all residents and visitors.
October 24, 2022 — Lake Placid, NY — For the twenty-second consecutive year, the Adirondack 46ers have pledged support for ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) professional trail crew by announcing a $58,500 donation to fund trail projects in the High Peaks Wilderness for the 2023 season. This is in addition to a 2020 commitment to donate $25,000 a year to ADK for the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program through 2023.
The Adirondack 46ers have been a consistent supporter of trail work in the Adirondack Park for many years, including investing over $500,000 in ADK’s trails program over the last two decades. Their commitment to supporting trail projects has also scaled with increases in visitor use, with around $400,000 of that support coming over the last decade when visitation has been the highest.
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