Posts Tagged ‘Saranac Lake’

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Adirondack Center for Writing to host free dialogue writing workshop April 17

Devising Dialogue graphic

Saranac Lake, NY — The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) is hosting a free dialogue writing workshop, Devising Dialogue: Writing from Plays with LJ Schwartau, on April 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at ACW located at 5 Broadway in Saranac Lake. The event is open to the public and will include writing exercises to create dialogue, set scenes and write stage directions. With prompts, participants will create short solo monologues and the group will also devise scenes collaboratively based on a short play reading.

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Monday, April 8, 2024

Adirondack Center for Writing to host 25th Anniversary Gala May 3

ACW's 20th Anniversary Gala

Saranac Lake, NY — The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) is hosting its 25th Anniversary Gala on Friday, May 3, from 6-9 p.m. in the Great Hall at Hotel Saranac. The event will include an open beer and wine bar, hors d’oeuvres, games (including ACW’s famous book on your head obstacle course), a tarot card reader, a caricaturist and more. Honorees and honorary chairs include Nancy and John Rosenthal, Fran Yardley and Burdette Parks.  » Continue Reading.

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Point Positive Receives 2024 Lipinski Rural Initiatives Award

Four people stand with a large check

Saranac Lake, NY – Point Positive, Inc., the angel investment organization of the Greater Adirondacks, receives the 2024 Lipinski Rural Initiatives Award from Farm Credit East in recognition of its innovative and transformational efforts to revitalize rural communities in the Northeast.

“Thank you to Farm Credit East for recognizing organizations like ours and providing the support needed for aspiring entrepreneurs to start or accelerate their businesses and create jobs that also help regional communities to thrive,” stated Adele Connors, Co-Founder and investor, Point Positive. “We are honored to receive this award.”

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Friday, April 5, 2024

Registration open for 2024 Adirondack Paddling Symposium set for June 14-17

Two paddlers prep for Adirondack Paddling Symposium.

Registration is open for the 2024 Adirondack Paddling Symposium, set for June 14-17 in Saranac Lake, NY. The Symposium’s goal is simple: to build skills to further paddling enjoyment. Event organizers focus on the beginner to intermediate paddler and, by choosing patient and caring instructors, establish an environment of encouragement that is judgement free and truly furthers the enjoyment created by paddling.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Local artists, photographers invited to capture eclipse as part of Adirondack Artists Guild exhibit

Image for Adirondack Artists Guild's Plein Air Eclipse Exhibit.

Plein Air Eclipse Exhibit runs from Monday, April 8 through Wednesday, April 17
Reception set for Monday, April 8 from 6 – 8 p.m.

UPDATE: With warnings of potential traffic jams due to high numbers of visitors, plein air pieces may be delivered to the gallery on April 8 or any following days. Call ahead to be sure the gallery is open: (518) 891-2615.

Local plein air painters, and photographers, are invited to submit paintings and photos to the Adirondack Artists Guild’s Plein Air Eclipse Exhibit. Plein air paintings (done outdoors, on location) may be started prior to the eclipse on April 8, but are expected to be worked on during the event, in order to capture some of the unexpected results. Will there be sunset colors? How dark will it really get?

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Sunday, March 31, 2024

ANCA’s SOIL Fund boosts two small North Country farms

A couple embrace

Saranac Lake, NY — The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) has announced two loans that were recently awarded through the regional nonprofit’s SOIL Loan Fund. Tangleroot Farm in Essex, N.Y. and Tucker’s Black Angus Ranch in Brushton, N.Y. received zero-interest loans to use toward projects that build long-term growth and stability for their operations.

ANCA has partnered with Foodshed Capital, a certified Community Development Financial Institution that centers mission-driven lending and customized business support for underserved farmers, to award a total of five loans for small farm projects since the SOIL Loan Fund launched in 2022. These two most recent awards include a $10,000 loan to partially fund the purchase of a tractor at Tangleroot Farm and an $8,000 loan to purchase three retail freezers for Tucker’s Black Angus Ranch.

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Sunday, March 24, 2024

Saranac Lake’s ‘Round the Mountain Weekend set for May 10-12

paddlers on a lake

Saranac Lake, NY – The annual ‘Round the Mountain Canoe & Kayak Race is set for Saturday, May 11, part of a full weekend of paddling activities in Saranac Lake.

Hosted by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) with support from over a dozen partners, ‘Round the Mountain Weekend features the traditional Saturday race as well as the Freshet Film Festival, a paddler mixer and a community paddle.

“Saranac Lake is one of the busiest NFCT trail towns, hosting several of our marquee events and serving as a hub for paddlesports in upstate New York,” said Karrie Thomas, executive director of the NFCT. “The ‘Round the Mountain race is a mainstay of spring in the Adirondacks and this year we’re excited to team with our local partners to add more activities to round out the weekend.”

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Friday, March 22, 2024

Saranac Lake letter-writing group aims to end violence in Gaza

People concerned about Gaza gather at the Adirondack Center for Writing in Saranac Lake.

Each Monday of this year, in a writing studio in Saranac Lake, two dozen people or so have participated in an eclectic gathering that has elements of a ’60s war protest, the Algonquin Round Table, and an ice cream social. The goal is to end the violence in Gaza, not with anger, signs and chants, but with literature, fundraising and art. Along the way, new friendships are made and community ties strengthened. Most of all, those who have felt a visceral reaction to events in the Middle East now know they are not alone.

PS: Letters for Ceasefire has its seeds in protracted discussions between Tyler Barton, communication and programming manager for the Adirondack Center for Writing, and his wife Erin Dorney in long, cross-state drives to visit relatives over the holidays.

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

Advanced Biology

Saranac Lake High School

Advanced Biology

Despite my best efforts to do anything but study, I learned a great many valuable lessons during my less than illustrious Saranac Lake High School career. For that I must thank the fact that we had so many great teachers.

Two of the most enduring lessons I learned, however, did not come from the pages of textbooks.

“It’s All Biology” & “Aspiring Adirondack Outlaws must always be on the lookout for rats!”

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Adk Artists Guild announces annual juried show winners

An artist stands beside one of his photographs

The 26th annual juried show at the Adirondack Artists Guild opened on Friday, [March 15] with a gala reception. Seventy-four works by sixty-four artists, chosen by juror Laura Desmond of the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, comprise the show.

 “With such a large number of submissions, and limited exhibition space, I knew that many fine works would ultimately be left out of the show, but I proceeded by addition, rather than subtraction, picking pieces that I knew I wanted to include in the exhibit,” said Laura Desmond. “These were works with a compelling conjunction of concept, medium, and technique, where an idea was pursued with purpose, dedication, and command of the formal properties of the work.”

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Saranac Lake: Youth Skating Program begins March 18

Kids pose for photo on an ice rink


Saranac Lake, NY – The Saranac Lake Civic Center announces it will host a youth skating series starting on Monday, March 18 provided free of charge. The children’s series, “March Madness,” begins Monday, March 18 at the newly-remodeled facility and will be reserved for children ages 5-17 with consent from their caregiver.

The program is funded by a Franklin County Youth Bureau Funding Grant. The goal of the grant includes developing programs for youth in Franklin County.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Registration open for June 14-17 Adirondack Paddling Symposium

Instructor Jason Smith, owner of Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters in Saranac Lake, NY, helps a paddler hone their roll technique. (Photo provided by the NFCT.)

Saranac Lake, NY — Registration is open for the 2024 Adirondack Paddling Symposium, June 14-17 in Saranac Lake, NY.

Presented by NRS and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT), the Symposium is a comprehensive weekend of paddling instruction for beginners and intermediates, and includes course tracks for kayaks, pack boats, stand-up paddleboards and canoes. The Harrietstown Town Hall in downtown Saranac Lake serves as the Symposium’s headquarters. » Continue Reading.

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 11, 2024

Adirondack Artists Guild’s 26th annual juried exhibition opens March 15

Adirondack Artist's Guild in Saranac Lake.

The Adirondack Artists Guild will hold its 26th annual juried show in March and April. The exhibit opens on Friday, March 15 with a gala reception, and will run through April 17. Seventy-six works of art by sixty-four artists have been chosen for the show by juror Laura Desmond, curator and educator at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg. Prizes donated by Chris Covert of Guide Boat Realty, Lindy Ellis and Rich Shapiro of Gear-to-Go Tandems, and the Adirondack Artists Guild will be awarded during the reception.

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Monday, March 11, 2024

Kelly Morgan-Duprey named Saranac Lake St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal

2024 St. Patrick’s Day parade grand marshal, Kelly Morgan Duprey

Saranac Lake, NY – The Saranac Lake Irish Gaelic Organization (SLIGO) recently announced that Kelly Morgan-Duprey was selected to serve as grand marshal of the 2024 St. Patrick’s Day parade.

The parade’s grand marshal is selected each year by a vote of its former grand marshals — Mike Ryan, Howard Riley, Ray Scollin, John Muldowney, Pat Finn, Ron Keough, and Dennis Dwyer.

Morgan-Duprey, the choice for this year’s grand marshal, will lead the parade from the Saranac Lake Post Office to the Harrietstown Town Hall at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. » Continue Reading.

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