Posts Tagged ‘North Creek’

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Town of Johnsburg to hold May 9 public workshop for comprehensive plan

Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning logo.

Johnsburg, NY – The Town of Johnsburg invites all interested members of the public to attend a workshop at the North Creek Fire House on Thursday, May 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This update to the Town’s 2004 Comprehensive Plan will be used to guide and shape the future of the Town. Public input is vital to the development of this plan and all interested community members are encouraged to be an active part of the process.

This is the third public workshop held so far in the planning process. The goal of this workshop is to receive public feedback on the draft goals for the plan which have been developed through input received from the community survey and the previously held public workshop.

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Tannery Pond Center to hold Fundraising Dinner at Garnet Hill Lodge April 27

Tannery Pond Center to hold fundraising dinner graphic.

North Creek, NY – Tannery Pond Center invites the community to celebrate the arts and support their programs at the “Spring for the Arts” fundraising dinner on Saturday, April 27, 2024. The elegant evening kicks off at 6 p.m., with a delightful cocktail hour with music by Larkstrings duo, Jessica Belflower (Violin) and Tara Hanish (Cello), followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The picturesque setting for this special event will be the historic 1936 dining space at Garnet Hill Lodge, a generous donation by the owners Jim and Frances Rucker.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

A trek for science: Students journey the length of the Hudson

By Tim Keyes, Joe Dadey, Greg Morrissey, John Barnhardt

The Concept:

A chance meeting in Saranac Lake incubated the expedition. Joe Dadey of Adirondack Hamlets to Huts (AHH) was minding the Trails Center when relatives of Greg Morrissey of Mountain Goat Movement (MGM) popped in. AHH facilitates guided and self-guided trips throughout the Adirondack Park. MGM, out of New Jersey, leads area high-schoolers on epic adventures – climbing Kilimanjaro, skiing in Greece, surfing in Costa Rica, etc. AHH and MGM allied and with student input, agreed to partner on a big regional project in July 2023. Connecticut-based Evergreen Business Analytics (EGBANA) supports non-profit Community Science and became the third leg.

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Monday, March 4, 2024

Willett Randall and the Music of the Adirondacks

When most people think of Adirondack Music, they usually think of a lively fiddle at a square dance or a guitar strumming an old folksong around a campfire, but to Willett Randall the true music of the Adirondacks was the sound of a pack of beagles. To him the sharp throaty yelps of an America Patch Beagle on the scent, nose to the ground, running the trail was a joyful symphony.  To him, it was the music of the mountains themselves. 

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Snow Trains of the 1930s

People exit a snow train at the North Creek station

By James M Schaefer, Schenectady Wintersports Club 

This year, 2024 will be the 90th Anniversary of the Snow Trains that took many skiers and winter sports enthusiasts from Schenectady to North Creek in the southern Adirondacks! But that Snow Train had to wait until March 4th, 1934 to make its historic run. A lack of natural snow was the reason!

Following the 1932 Olympics in Lake Placid, the Schenectady Wintersports Club was organized to spur efforts to get trains to transport skiers to snowy destinations. My father, Vincent Schaefer and his friends, were leaders of the Club. Their 1932-1933 effort started with getting hundreds of Schenectadians, to sign petitions showing interest in a Snow Train.

They convinced the passenger agent of the Boston & Maine Railroad to run several day-trips from Schenectady to the mountains around Wilmington, Vermont. But Old Man Winter did not cooperate!

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Schenectady to North Creek Snow Train events through March

Schenectady snow train logo

The 90th Anniversary of the first snow train to run between Schenectady and North Creek is being celebrated locally and in the Adirondacks through March 2024. Events in Rotterdam, Glenville and North Creek will highlight the legacy of this snow train and the people who initiated this long-running program that brought winter adventurers from Schenectady, NY to North Creek and Gore Mountain.

Known as the North Creek Snow Train, it first brought 378 skiers from Schenectady to North Creek on March 4, 1934. Skiing in the Adirondacks dates back to the early 1900s, but gained popularity through the 1920s and 1930s, leading to the 1932 Winter Olympics. Reliable transportation to ski the Adirondack mountain sides was unavailable, which prompted Vincent Schaefer, a founding member of the Schenectady Wintersports Club, to lobby railroad companies to establish a train schedule to the North Creek depot. The train was operated by the Delaware and Hudson Railroad Company. Round trip fare was $1.50 (approximately $35 today) and by 1936, snow trains were operating out of Albany and New York City. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, October 3, 2023

25 Great Adirondack Hikes to See Fall Colors

North Creek, NY— It’s nearing peak fall colors in the Adirondack Park. There are many places to see the leaves as mountainsides and valleys turn bright orange, yellow, and red. Protect the Adirondacks has put together hiking guides to 25 hikes that are easy, moderate, and challenging, but lead to terrific locations to see the fall colors in all corners of the Adirondack Park. These guides include maps, information about hiking conditions, and pictures.

This list includes short, easy hikes of one mile or so, such as Azure Mountain, north of Paul Smith’s, Coney Mountain outside of Tupper Lake, Cook Mountain in Ticonderoga, Balm of Gilead outside of North Creek, the Bloomingdale Bog outside of Saranac Lake, Cobble Lookout in Wilmington, or Black Bear Mountain near Inlet and Old Forge.

Moderate hikes of 2 to 4 miles include Poke-O-Moonshine, Catamount Mountain and Silver Lake Mountain south of Plattsburgh, Haystack Mountain outside of Lake Placid, Owl Head Lookout near Elizabethtown, Goodnow Mountain in Newcomb, Moxham Mountain in Minerva, Hadley Mountain outside of Lake Luzerne, Five Mile Mountain north of Bolton Landing, or Owls Head Mountain in Long Lake.

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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, March 5, 2023

North Creek Depot Museum Presents New Video “Interview with the Curator”

Curator Greg Schaefer with host Erin Corr

North Creek, NY – The North Creek Depot Museum is proud to present a new video titled, “Interview with the Curator.”

 

The North Creek Depot Museum produced a video titled “Interview with the Curator” with President and Curator Greg Schaefer and host Erin Corr. The video was presented as part of an exhibit of winter sports, titled “Daring Descents” (through February 28th) at the Tannery Pond Center in North Creek on Friday, January 20. During the interview, Greg spoke about the story of the Adirondack Railroad and its effect on the region during the period between 1930 and 1945. He described the history of the “Snow Trains” that brought the first skiers up from Schenectady and later from New York City. This was the beginning of the development of skiing at Gore Mountain.

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Tannery Pond Center announces series of coffeehouse concerts

Tannery Pond Center Winter Coffeehouse Concert featuring Ethan Crowley.

The Tannery Pond Center is pleased to announce a series of upcoming winter coffeehouse concerts that showcase the talents of many area musicians. The next coffeehouse concert is slated for tomorrow, Sunday, January 29 and will feature Ethan Crowley, a talented young artist with music style and production experience beyond his 18 years. See below for additional winter coffeehouse concerts scheduled for February and March.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Tannery Pond Center announces roundup of events

North Creek, NY- The Tannery Pond Center has recently announced a roundup of winter activities that will suit a variety of ages and interests, including an American Red Cross Blood Drive community event, Winter Coffeehouse Series concerts, a Local Talent Night which showcases area musicians, a Ski Movie Night, a new Widlund Gallery exhibit called Daring Descents: Images of Mountain Sports, a yoga session, and a Kids’ Valentine’s Themed Art Workshop. See below for more details about these events.

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Monday, December 5, 2022

Holiday events on tap in North Creek

Christmas tree ornaments.

All are invited to help bring a bit of light and joy to the community by participating in an array of holiday-themed events and activities planned around North Creek, NY. See the following for a calendar of events.

North Creek Community Lighting Contest:

The community is once again encouraging businesses and residents to vie for the prize. Register your residence or business at the Town Hall by calling (518) 251-2421, ext. 2 and give Joanne your address for the competition. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated in three categories, best residence, best not-for-profit, and best business. The prize is $300 cash in each category. The registration deadline is December 10. Judging will take place between December 10 and 18, and winners will be announced at the town board meeting on December 20. The Warren County Planning Department will list your address on the county’s site, so holiday light enthusiasts can see your efforts.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

North Creek: Tannery Pond Center announces lineup of winter events

Those looking to get into the festive holiday spirit are encouraged to check out what is in store at The Tannery Pond Center in North Creek. The center has recently announced a lineup of winter events to suit a wide array of interests. On the docket for this winter, is a kids’ art project fair, holiday concerts, a new exhibition in the Widlund Gallery, and much more.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games Information Session Set for Nov. 21

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).

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region grants $25,000 to 22 local organizations

NORTH CREEK — The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region (CFGMR) has awarded over $25,000 in grants to 22 organizations serving the towns of Chester, Horicon, Johnsburg, Minerva and Schroon.

 

A component fund of Adirondack Foundation, CFGMR was established in 2005 and awards grants annually to community organizations in the greater Gore Mountain region in support of community beautification, historic preservation, culture and the arts, education, recreation and programs for youth, seniors and veterans. The fund has awarded more than $235,000 in grants since inception.

 

“Our list of grant recipients this year shows the tremendous scope of organizations working to enhance the communities of the Gore Mountain region,” said Mindy Preuninger of the CFGMR committee. “From supporting programs for kids and youth to historic preservation and community revitalization, the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region is committed to supporting the people and organizations who work tirelessly to give back.”

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