Posts Tagged ‘Lake Placid’

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Recent Comings & Goings around the Adirondack Park

Several Adirondack-area establishments and nonprofit organizations such as the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the NY Federal Reserve Bank Community Advisory Group, and St. Mary’s -St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School recently announced new hires, departures, and achievements. 

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Friday, May 26, 2023

Lake Placid’s Community Day set for June 4, Distinguished Volunteer of the Year awards announced

Lake Placid Community Day merch.

Lake Placid, NY – The fifth annual Lake Placid Community Day celebration will take place on Sunday, June 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the North Elba Horse Show Grounds. The event features live entertainment, exhibits, activities and refreshments. Residents, seasonal homeowners, those who work in the town and those who volunteer their time and effort for various events are encouraged to attend.

The annual celebration features live music by locally based band Quantum Cosmic, featuring members of Annie and the Water. Representatives from more than 30 not-for-profit organizations will be on-hand to share information about their work within the community. Food and beverages will be provided throughout the day by representatives from the Lake Placid Olympic and Paralympic Training Center, along with a number of community-based establishments.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Stewards return to popular high peaks summits

Liam Ebner, ADK Summit Steward Coordinator

Lake Placid, NY — The Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program has started its 34th season of protecting New York’s alpine ecosystem. Summit stewards will be educating hikers on high peaks summits—namely Marcy, Algonquin, Wright, and Cascade—through Indigenous People’s Day.  

“We are excited to continue the important work of protecting New York’s alpine ecosystem,” said Liam Ebner, ADK Summit Steward Coordinator. “The Summit Stewardship Program has been and continues to be one of the best examples we have of an outreach effort that has successfully shown people how to protect sensitive ecosystems while they enjoy them.”

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

Adirondack Land Trust Receives $174,300 in Grant Funding for Cobble Hill Trail Improvements

Hiker on Cobble Hill in Lake Placid

 

Keene, NY — The Adirondack Land Trust has received a $99,300 grant from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program and a $75,000 grant from the North Elba Local Advancement and Enhancement Fund for a total of $174,300 in funding for trail improvements at Cobble Hill, a popular Lake Placid hiking destination.

 

“These generous grants support the work of people coming together to solve problems for community benefit,” says Adirondack Land Trust Stewardship & GIS Specialist Becca Halter. “These funds will help to improve this beloved community hike with a beautiful view of the village, Mirror Lake, and the surrounding area.”

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Monday, May 15, 2023

Cascade Welcome Center launches outdoor gear consignment program

Cascade Welcome Center sign.

Lake Placid, NY — ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is excited to announce a new outdoor gear consignment program at Cascade Welcome Center that will help reduce barriers to accessing the outdoors. For a commission, consignment programs facilitate the sale of used gear, freeing up space for sellers and allowing purchasers to find quality outdoor equipment at a discounted price. With this program in place, Cascade Welcome Center is situated to not only help visitors plan for a safe and responsible outdoor adventure, but also to equip them for it.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

ADK Receives Generous Acts Grant from Adirondack Foundation

Lake Placid, NY — ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is excited to announce that it has received funding for staff housing renovations from Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts Program. This support will help ADK provide additional housing to its 100 seasonal and full-time staff. In doing so, ADK will be able to welcome more young professionals into Adirondack communities who otherwise may not have been able to find housing in the area.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

27th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks set for May 18 and 19

Adirondack Research Consortium logo

Adirondack Research Consortium (ARC) will host the 27th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks on May 18 and 19 at the Conference Center at Lake Placid in Lake Placid, NY. This year’s conference will focus on “Climate Change in the Adirondack/North Country Region Mitigation, Adaption, and Implications.”

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

Olympic Authority Sets New Record, Surpassing One Million Visits in 2022-23

ORDA logo.

Lake Placid, NY – The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority) announces record visits of more than one million to its venues during the 2022-2023 year that concluded on March 31. The Olympic Authority estimates this is an increase of more than 15-percent from pre-pandemic visitation.

Olympic Authority venues include the alpine ski resorts of Belleayre Mountain, Gore Mountain, and Whiteface Mountain, along with the Olympic Center, Mt Van Hoevenberg, and Olympic Jumping Complex. The average number of admissions to the venues over the previous three years was approximately 828,000, which was below the pre-pandemic average of approximately 840,000 per year. Conference Center events, custom groups, non-ticket events, and functions are not included in any of these calculations, which would reflect an even higher number of visits.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Adirondack Rail Trail construction underway between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake

The Adirondack Rail Trail as seen in the nine-mile segment between Floodwood and Tupper Lake.

On April 21, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Office of General Services (OGS) announced the start of 2023 construction on the Adirondack Rail Trail between Station Street in Lake Placid and Broadway in Saranac Lake. This trail segment is now closed to all users during construction.

The world-class Adirondack Rail Trail is a 34-mile multi-use recreational path for outdoor adventurers between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid. OGS is leading the trail‘s design and construction with the intent to make it accessible to people of all abilities to the maximum extent practicable. Upon completion of constructionDEC will assume day-to-day management of the trail working closely with stakeholders and municipalities. Estimated timing to complete the Rail Trail is dependent on multiple factors including contract approvals, permits, and coordinating with State, Federal, and local entities. Construction of the compacted stone dust surfaced trail will be undertaken in stages. The work now underway is part of phase one of the Rail Trail project and is anticipated to be completed in the fall.

Read more about final construction of a segment of the Adirondack Rail Trail between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake by checking out Tim Rowland’s Adirondack Explorer story at this link: https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/adirondack-rail-trail-work-resumes

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Temporary Boat Launch Site Closures at Lake Flower, Lake Placid

dec logoOn Tuesday, April 25, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced temporary closures of Lake Flower and Lake Placid boat launch sites over the next two weeks for routine maintenance and cleaning.

The Lake Flower boat launch will close from April 25 to 27 and the Lake Placid boat launch will close May 8 to 12. Boaters can access Saranac Lake at the Upper and Lower boat launches. For more boat launches nearby, go to DEC’s website.

 

Photo at top courtesy of the NYS DEC/Adirondack Almanack archive photo.


Monday, April 24, 2023

Tales of the Adirondacks, Past & Present: The Beginning of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) by John Huttlinger, Jr.

Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA).

Our next OurStoryBridge story share is titled, “In The Beginning of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA)” by John Huttlinger, Jr. Huttlinger, Jr. from North Elba Narratives in Lake Placid, shares the illuminating story of the creation of the LPCA in the 1970’s, including his personal connection to the project as well as how the arts center has become a beloved and welcome addition to the community. 

Listen to In The Beginning of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) in its entirety at the following link: https://app.memria.org/stories/public-story-view/56e1f99c22d74eacaf87f531455ce5d1/

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Friday, April 21, 2023

ROOST plans for 2024 solar eclipse, public meeting set for May 10

 

Solar eclipse 2024 graphic.

Lake Placid, NY – The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) has begun its efforts to assist local businesses, communities, residents, and visitors in planning for the solar eclipse, taking place next April. The Adirondack region anticipates increased visitation leading up to this celestial event. Solar eclipses have proven to be a significant draw for visitors who travel to experience being in its “path of totality.”

 

During the afternoon of April 8, 2024, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the sun and creating a shadow over much of the Adirondacks. Most of the region will be in this “path of totality” meaning that the most significant part of the moon’s umbra, or shadow, will be directly over the region, plunging it into darkness during the normally bright afternoon hours.

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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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Thursday, April 6, 2023

Adirondack Foundation offering scholarships, grants for Adirondack students, organizations

adirondack foundation logo

The Adirondack Foundation is currently offering an array of scholarship opportunities, including The Plante Scholarship for medical students,  a Charles B. Decker Memorial Scholarship Fund opportunity for aspiring and working journalists, and The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region scholarship for area schools, municipalities, nonprofit, and community organizations. See below to find out more information about each scholarship/grant opportunity.

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Sunday, April 2, 2023

Adirondack Foundation: Foreign language fund invests in classrooms, educators

 

St. Agnes Legos.

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 Foreign Language 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.

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