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Monday, November 13, 2023

Play ADK Receives Pearsall Foundation Grant to Support Ongoing Programming

toddlers engaged at Play ADK

Saranac Lake, NY — The Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation has awarded a grant to Play ADK to support its free programming for infants and toddlers at its Clubhouse in downtown Saranac Lake.

Play ADK concluded its first summer of free Infant and Toddler Playgroups this year, serving over 500 children ages 0-3. Thanks to support from the Pearsall Foundation, as well as other funders and donors, Play ADK will continue hosting playgroups year-round, at no cost to families. These sessions are held three times per week — Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon — at Play ADK’s Clubhouse, located at 84 Main Street in Saranac Lake. The Clubhouse is also open for Free Play from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Saturday. Current hours can be found on Play ADK’s website as well as its social media channels.

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Saturday, December 10, 2022

Keeping young kids active during winter

By Kat Harkins

Physical activity and healthy play are critical to the development of young children, but keeping them active when it’s cold outside can be tough. The Heart Network’s Creating Healthy Schools & Communities (CHSC) program works to enhance nutrition and physical activity for kids by working with childcare providers across Franklin County to promote adoption of policies that ensure young children can thrive. With winter settling in across the North Country, we’ve partnered with Play ADK — a Saranac Lake-based nonprofit working to establish a children’s museum and family resource center serving the Adirondacks — to provide families with tips for keeping kids active.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Where in Saranac Lake is Play ADK’s Bear?

SARANAC LAKE — A month long search for Play ADK’s beloved bear, Bear, has begun.

 
Throughout the month of August, residents and visitors are urged to keep an eye out for Bear, a large stuffed bear wearing a green Play ADK T-shirt. He is approximately 4 feet tall and is unlikely to respond to any name due to a rare bear hearing condition known as “stuffalitis.”
 
“He’s a super friendly bear so there’s no need to contact DEC or anything like that,” said Rob Carr, Play ADK’s executive director. “He doesn’t eat garbage, but he does enjoy a good latte.”
 
“I know we’re told not to approach bears, but I’ve met Bear and he’s a real sweetheart — not much of a talker, though,” said Mayor Jimmy Williams, “He just loves getting out and exploring downtown Saranac Lake.”
 
Clues for Bear’s whereabouts can be obtained from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Play ADK’s Main Street Clubhouse on the following Saturdays: Aug. 6, Aug. 13, Aug. 20, Aug. 27 and Sept. 3.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Play ADK contracts with Phinney Design Group for first phase of museum project

SARANAC LAKE, NY — Play ADK has contracted with Phinney Design Group to begin phase one of its project to establish a children’s museum and family resource center in downtown Saranac Lake.
Phase one of the project will establish a scope of work and create a conceptual design and blueprints, which Play ADK hopes to reveal to the community in the fall of 2022. Phase one also includes acquiring permits and site assessments.
“We are thrilled to contract with Phinney Design Group,” said Deb Roddy, chair of Play ADK’s Board of Trustees. “This has been a long time coming, and it’s surreal to see them get to work on transforming our old warehouse into the Adirondack’s first children’s museum and family resource center.”

Monday, April 25, 2022

Jamcrackers to perform benefit concert for Play ADK

jamcrackersLAKE PLACID — Renowned Adirondack folk trio Jamcrackers will play a benefit concert for Play ADK at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on May 7.

Proceeds from the show, which will begin at 7 p.m., will support the establishment of a new children’s museum and family resource center in downtown Saranac Lake. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $5 for school-aged children.

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