Posts Tagged ‘Lake Placid’

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

North Country School Presents: “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong” on Nov. 17

 

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North Country School Presents: “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong” Comedic Performance from Students Free and Open to the Public

Lake Placid, NY – Get ready for an uproarious evening of laughter and entertainment as North Country School proudly presents “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong.” This hilarious comedy, created in 2012 and winner of the 2015 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, promises to leave the audience in stitches.

Event Details:
● Date: Friday, November 17
● Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: North Country School’s Walter Breeman Performing Arts Center (WallyPAC)

“The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong” takes you on a journey with the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, a local theater group attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery. As the title suggests, chaos ensues as everything that can go wrong does. From falling set pieces to missed lines and disappearing props, the play is a riotous adventure from start to finish. This side-splitting comedy is currently a hit on Broadway, and now you can experience it right here in the Adirondacks at North Country School. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, October 26, 2023

Adirondack-area nonprofits welcome new hires, board members

Glenn Glover.

Nonprofit organizations located in the Adirondack region, including the Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA), the Saranac Lake Civic Center, and the Lake George Association have recently announced that new staff/board members have been added to their teams. Please see below for details on these appointments.

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Friday, October 20, 2023

Lake Placid Film Festival: Iconic “Cool Runnings” to be shown Opening Night, Oct. 26

Cool Runnings movie poster

 

Lake Placid, NY – The year was 1988. The Winter Games were in Calgary. Western Canada would be the most unlikely place where a group of Jamaican track and field athletes would gain notoriety as bobsledders. Yet those Games produced one of the Olympics most endearing stories, one that lives to this very day thanks to four committed athletes, their forcefully supportive manager and a movie appropriately titled Cool Runnings.

The 1993 flick added to the luster of comedic actor John Candy, and by way of his work at those Games with ABC Television, local resident John Morgan as well. Now, with a continuing 35-year legacy, Cool Runnings will be shown at the Palace Theater in Lake Placid on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in the opening feature of the Lake Placid Film Festival. A question and answer period will follow. There will be an encore performance on Saturday morning, Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. Jamaican bobsled team merchandise will be available for purchase at the theater.

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Thursday, October 12, 2023

Lake Placid Film Festival presents: Women in Horror, Oct. 28

The Halloween season is in full swing and the best place to celebrate is at the Lake Placid Film Festival. Take part in our Women in Horror panel on Saturday, October 28, where acclaimed filmmakers, Sol Miranda (Archive 81, Asynchronous), Chirstina Raia (Affliction, Silent Night), and Karen Walton (Ginger Snaps, Orphan Black) discuss genre filmmaking from a female perspective.

We are also excited to announce two horror films screening at the Festival: The Monkey and a special midnight screening of The Exorcist. Purchase your Festival Pass today and experience all the frights and films that the Lake Placid Film Festival has to offer.
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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Broadway Performers Among Featured at “Arts in the Adirondacks” Event, Oct. 21

“ARTS IN THE ADIRONDACKS” EVENT – A DAY-LONG EVENT FOCUSED ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

Area students will be treated to workshops and panel discussions with acclaimed actors, singers, painters and more

Lake Placid, NY- Arts in the Adirondacks: Amplifying Diverse Voices will be held October 21 on the campus of North Country School and Camp Treetops and is free and open to the public.  The day’s events will showcase the intersection of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and the arts, featuring a host of artists including Broadway performers, nationally recognized singers, actors, and artists. » Continue Reading.


Monday, October 2, 2023

Adirondack area BOCES, non-profits welcome new staff

Torey Patenaude, Community Engagement and Outreach Manager at CATS

Many non-profit organizations and educational institutions in the Adirondack region have recently welcomed new staff members/leadership, including Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES, the Lake Placid and North Elba Destination Management Plan (DMP) Committee, Champlain Area Trails, the Saranac Lake Civic Center, and the Lake George Land Conservancy. Please see below for more details on these new hires and appointments.

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Sunday, October 1, 2023

Adirondack area school district, non-profits welcome new hires

 

Loon on Adirondack lake

Several Adirondack area non-profit organizations and school districts have recently welcomed new staff members including The Adirondack Council and Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the Adirondack Sports Council, and the Raquette Lake Union Free School District. Please see below for details on these new hires and look for another roundup of new staff announcements on The Adirondack Almanack website tomorrow.

 

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Friday, September 15, 2023

Lake Placid Film Festival Student Summit to Bring the Newest Generation of Filmmakers

Lake Placid Film Festival Student Summit filmmakers

As we sit back and relax in front of the movie screen (or our computer,) it is easy to forget how much work goes into the making of a film. Clearly, anyone who ventures into the profession, must have passion and commitment. I wanted to learn about the creative young people who will be attending the Lake Placid Film Festival’s Student Summit,
https://www.adirondackfilm.org/lake-placid-film-festival-student-summit, a highly competitive scholarship program that will enable a number of students and recent grads to attend the festival. They will gather to learn and collaborate, and to share their dreams.

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

Creative Adirondacks, JBL! presents 8th Annual Blues at Timbuctoo

Jerry Dugger, Martha Swan and Gary Smith at the John Brown Farm in 2020.

The eighth annual “Blues at Timbuctoo” concert takes place on Sunday, September 17, 2023, from noon to 5 p.m. at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid. The event is sponsored by John Brown Lives!, and is free and open to the public, with preregistration recommended. This year’s lineup includes: Jerry Dugger and The Harlem Blues Project, Jake Blount, Dave Keyes, Grant Dermody and Frank Fotusky, and the father-daughter trio, Adirondack Blues Reunion.

[Tickets are available here:] https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blues-at-timbuctoo-tickets-707484664677

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

Forward Together Conference set for Oct. 5, register by Sept. 11

Lake Champlain Lake George Regional Planning Board logo

Lake George, NY – The region’s planning and economic development organization, the Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board (LCLGRPB) is hosting the 2nd annual Forward Together Conference on October 5th, 2023, at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid from 8 a.m. to noon. This half-day event focuses on issues that impact the region and its communities, and includes transportation funding and partnerships, community asset-based planning and revitalization opportunities, and small business assistance programs.

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Saturday, July 22, 2023

Lake Placid Film Festival Passes on sale

Lake Placid Film Festival passes on sale graphic.

Photo courtesy of Adirondack Film.

 

Adirondack Film is proud to announce that festival passes are now on sale for the expanded 22nd Annual Lake Placid Film Festival (Oct. 26-29). Passes can be purchased here: https://www.adirondackfilm.org/lake-placid-festival/tickets-and-passes. In addition to the educational and film screenings that have been core tenets of the festival, this year’s edition will also include:

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Sunday, July 2, 2023

Adirondack-area nonprofits announce comings and goings

Several Adirondack-area nonprofits, including Paul Smith’s College, Adirondack Foundation, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and the Watershed Alliance program, and Silver Bay YMCA recently welcomed new employees/board members, and announced noteworthy achievements within their establishments. Please see below for details.

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Saturday, June 24, 2023

Adirondack-based director, Paul Frederick, wins Emmy for Return To Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk

Adirondack-based director won an Emmy for his work on "Return To Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk."

On June 10, at the 46th Annual Emmy Awards ceremony for the Boston/New England Chapter, Adirondack-based director, Paul Frederick, won the Best Historical/Cultural-Long Form Content Emmy for the PBS documentary “Return To Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk.”

Screened at the 2021 Lake Placid Film Festival, “Return To Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk” follows Czech Holocaust survivor Vladimir Munk as he returns to Auschwitz where he was held prisoner during WWII. This is his last chance to honor his family, including his parents, who perished there. The trip from the US is filled with painful memories and unforeseen hardships, but it is a journey he knows he must take.

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Saturday, June 17, 2023

ADK to host BioBlitz event on June 24

Cascade Welcome Center sign.

Lake Placid, NY — ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is excited to announce that it will be hosting a free BioBlitz event on June 24 at Cascade Welcome Center. Surrounded by 200 acres of forest and wetland, Cascade Welcome Center is home to a variety of ecosystems that have yet to be explored by naturalists. ADK is looking for volunteers of all ages and skill levels to help identify and document the property’s flora and fauna as a part of the event.

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Monday, May 29, 2023

Adirondack Foundation awards over $950,000 in Generous Acts grants

Essex home

Lake Placid, NY — Adirondack Foundation has awarded over $950,000 in grants to meet critical needs and drive positive change in communities across the Adirondack region. The Foundation’s Generous Acts program awards grants annually to organizations, schools and communities working to address basic needs, improve educational pathways, or strengthen community vitality and civic engagement in the Adirondack Park, all of Clinton and Franklin counties and the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory. The grant program is funded by thousands of local donors who entrust the Foundation to identify where philanthropic dollars can make a positive impact.

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