Posts Tagged ‘Old Forge’

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Bee Balm Going Gang Busters & Butterflies Enjoying Milkweeds

Hummingbird in bee balm.

The heat from Arizona to the east coast hasn’t let up, with [temperatures in] many major cities in the hundreds every day…some over a month now. We are on the cool side, with more rain and thunderstorms passing through. Last Friday [August 4] as we were getting ready to go to the opening of the National Watercolor Show at View [Arts Center in Old Forge] one of those storms had quite a bit of hail in the mix. I did hear of some places across the state that got quarter-size (and bigger) hail in that same storm as it crossed the state.

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Sunday, July 16, 2023

Old Forge Library announces roundup of July events

Old Forge, NY – The Old Forge Library, located at 220 Crosby Boulevard, has released a few events to suit a wide array of interests, including an outdoor concert performance by Jared Campbell, award-winning singer and songwriter, an ongoing schedule for the Old Forge Library’s Music in the Gazebo Series, a Wild Infusions Herbal Study, led by Jessica Maureen Hinsdill, and a Local History and Stories Series on Thursdays throughout the summer beginning at 5 p.m. Please see below for additional details on these events.

 

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Thursday, June 29, 2023

ADK Park: July 4 events on tap

Kids take part in games during a previous July 4 celebration in Long Lake.

Several Adirondack-area towns have announced an array of family-friendly festivities to celebrate the Fourth of July, ranging from craft fairs to concerts, kids’ games, guided history hikes, and much more. Please see a roundup of a few of these events below.


Thursday, June 22, 2023

DEC Seeks Public’s Assistance with Investigation of Injury to Herkimer County Goose

Injured Canada Goose in Old Forge.

Goose Shot with Bow and Arrow on Old Forge Pond

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is asking the public for information regarding a Canada Goose found with an arrow protruding from its back on Old Forge Pond, Herkimer County. Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) have received several reports from local residents and assessed the health of the goose, finding it capable of flight and swimming. Attempts to capture the goose for care have been unsuccessful. The investigation is ongoing. ECOs will continue to monitor the goose and attempt to capture it.

Anyone with information that could help DEC identify the individual who shot the goose should contact DEC’s 24/7 Dispatch Center 1-844-DEC-ECOS (844-332-3267) and referencing case 23-013802.

 

Photo at top: Injured Canada Goose in Old Forge. Photo courtesy of Tanya Field.


Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Old Forge Library announces Summer Solstice event set for June 21 and more

The Old Forge Library has announced a roundup of events to suit a variety of ages and interests including herbal studies sessions, a summer solstice celebration, a call for art for a Local ART exhibition, a pride celebration, a writers workshop, and a meditation with trees outdoor workshop.

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

Great Adirondack Garage Sale slated for May 26-28

Great Adirondack Garage Sale graphic.

Adirondacks – (May 11, 2023) – The 2023 Great Adirondack Garage Sale will take place on Memorial Day weekend, May 26 – 28, 2023, within the Adirondack region of upstate New York. The event takes place throughout communities along a 200-mile trail, along NYS routes 28, 30 and 3.

The annual event has become a popular kick-off to the summer season, with residents and visitors embracing the opportunity to buy and sell unique household items, gently-used home furnishings, and quirky treasures.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Old Forge Library to offer Wild Infusions Herbal Study Sessions, Seed Library

community member Jack DeBevoise and baby Spider plants that he propagated to share .

The Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., invites our community members to stop by and take part in this Spring’s Seed Library. There are a variety of seed packets and a few plants for people to take and use in their own home gardens. This spring we have a generous donation of propogated houseplants on offer as well. If you have seeds, seedlings or plants you’d like to donate and share, please drop them off. 

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Sunday, April 23, 2023

Community Pride Day set for Adirondacks, May 3

Community Pride Day volunteers at Adirondack Experience.

It’s time to get out there and clean up Adirondack area towns for the upcoming tourist season. This year, Community Pride Day will occur on Wednesday, May 3. Residents throughout the area will take to the streets with gloves and garbage bags in hand to rid lawns and roadways of detritus left over from fall and winter. All volunteers participating will receive a free shirt to wear with pride while they clean up the streets. The back of these shirts lists all 126 sponsors of this year’s Community Pride Day.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Old Forge: View accepting artwork for two summer exhibitions

View arts center logo

View, the arts center in Old Forge, is currently accepting artwork for two upcoming juried exhibitions: The 42nd Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors (ANEAW) and Ripple & Roar: The Wonder of Water. ANEAW is a long-running summer tradition that attracts some of the best watercolor artists in the country. The exhibition runs from August 5 through October 1 and is open to all artists working in water-based media, including transparent and opaque watercolors, casein, egg tempera, gouache, acrylic, and ink. All submissions must be made through CaFÉ HERE. The submission deadline is April 20.

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Monday, April 10, 2023

Bagels & Blood Pressure event set for April 13 in Old Forge

Bagels and Blood Pressure event in Old Forge

All are welcome to attend the upcoming Bagels & Blood Pressure event slated for Thursday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Old Forge Volunteer Ambulance Corps building located at 2964 State Route 28 (and Spring Street). Bagels & Blood Pressure is a new, monthly food and health event sponsored by Old Forge Volunteer Ambulance Corps, The Old Forge Library, LivingADK, Herkimer County Public Health, and Living Independently is For Everyone at Resource Center for Independent Living [LIFE at RCIL.] Representatives from each organization will be on hand to chat about community health initiatives. The event is free and open to all, and no reservations are required.

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Monday, April 3, 2023

Easter events set for Old Forge, Inlet, Raquette Lake

Easter eggs for Easter egg hunt

Easter is on its way, and there are an array of festive events on tap around the Adirondack area including Old Forge, Inlet and Raquette Lake. These events include those of the family-friendly variety, such as egg hunts and an Easter egg dyeing workshop as well as an Adult Egg Hunt in Inlet, NY that will feature a wide variety of prizes donated by local and area businesses.

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Monday, April 3, 2023

Adirondack musicians Dave Ruch and Colleen Cleveland to host workshops in early May

Musician Dave Ruch.

Musician and teaching artist Dave Ruch, along with Brant Lake, NY singer Colleen Cleveland, will present a series of free and open-to-the-public workshops to introduce some “heritage” music from Colleen’s family to area musicians and other interested parties.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

View, Old Forge Library to present Community Dance with Dan Duggan and High on the Hog

High on the Hog is a 3-piece band which includes Marion Hoelzel, Bill Chamberlain and Tyler Dezago

The Old Forge Library and View are collaborating to present a wonderful evening of dancing and community. Dan Duggan will teach and call circle, square, reels (line) and contra dances. Dan and High on the Hog will keep your feet moving with live old time string band music, featuring hammered dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, guitar and bass. The community dance will be held at View on Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. The event is free, fun, and family-friendly, and no prior dance experience is needed.  View will provide snacks and a cash bar.   » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Old Forge: Snofest on tap for March 10 & 11

 

Snowmobile demo ride participants

Old Forge, NY – Snofest 2023 will be returning to the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center on Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11. The popular event offers visitors the only chance in the North East to see new 2024 snowmobiles and gear featured by Arctic Cat, Polaris, and Ski-Doo. Special deals on sleds and accessories will be available, as well as demo rides sponsored by Arctic Cat (weather and conditions permitting.) The hours of operation for this year’s Snofest are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, when the North Street pavilion will be filled with snowmobiles, sled accessories, vendors, raffles, and food and beverage specials.

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Saturday, February 25, 2023

Remembering the Atomic Project, and the hydrochloric acid incident of 1956

Red wing blackbird

More spring-like weather this week, [with] temperatures up to 51 [degrees] on Wednesday, [February 15], and I had a Red Wing Blackbird at the feeder. Then it was up to 49 [degrees] on Thursday, [February 16] with some rain and snow late in the day. Friday, [February 17] I went to Utica and the temperature was 35 [degrees] all the way down, with wet snow falling. [I] got my truck serviced and headed home and it was still 35 degrees there, but went down to 22 [degrees] by the time I hit Old Forge. [There was] no rain or snow [at the time], just a trace overnight, but the temperature zipped down to 10 [degrees]. That brought the Evening Grosbeaks into the feeder that morning and I banded eight before we went to the Chili Bowl [Luncheon] at View.

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