Posts Tagged ‘Saranac Lake’

Saturday, December 3, 2022

$100,000 National Grid Grant Supports ANCA’s Center for Businesses in Transition 

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. — National Grid has awarded $100,000 to the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) to support the regional nonprofit’s North Country Center for Businesses in Transition (CBIT) and a skills-building and networking conference for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. The grant award will advance the CBIT partnership’s ongoing work supporting local business transitions, including its Small Communities. Big Opportunities.: Own a North Country Business Conference on February 12-14, 2023.

The grant is funded through National Grid’s Project C initiative, which supports projects across New York State with a focus on clean energy and sustainability; workforce development; neighborhood investment and community engagement; and environmental justice and social equity. Project C is funded by shareholders of the regional energy company.

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

NNY Audubon Launches 2023 Small Farm Grant Program to Support Bird Conservation

Saranac Lake, NY. America’s grasslands and shrublands are disappearing due to the intensification of agriculture and abandonment and development of farms. As we lose these open and shrubby habitats, we are also losing the grassland and shrubland birds that depend on them. Of the estimated three billion birds that have disappeared in the U.S. and Canada over the past 50 years, grassland and shrubland bird populations have been the most devastated. This makes the small and fragmented farmscapes of the northeast especially important.

Northern New York Audubon (NNYA) hopes to partner with local farms in our territory to improve these special habitats.  NNYA’s new Small Farm Grant program will provide grants of up to $1,500 to farmers in the St Lawrence and Champlain Valleys and Northern Adirondacks to improve bird-friendly habitats and management practices on their lands.

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Pendragon Theatre Receives 19 BroadwayWorld Nominations for the Season

Saranac Lake – Award nominations for BroadwayWorld just posted and Pendragon Theatre has received 19 that cover multiple categories from this past season, including Best Director of a Musical, Best Actor and Actress in a Musical and Play, and Favorite Local Theatre. The past summer included the hit musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the comedy Circle Mirror Transformation, and a new play The Woods. Frozen Jr. also received nominations in the non-professional category as the Camp Pendragon children’s production.

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition honors Rural Health Champions, Julie Cooke and Jerome James

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SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition is honoring two Rural Health Champions for this year’s National Rural Health Day: Julie Cooke and Jerome James.

National Rural Health Day, held this year on Nov. 17, honors the selfless, community-minded and determined spirit that prevails in rural America. The day showcases the efforts of providers, organizations, and stakeholders, and highlights the unique challenges that rural communities face in delivering quality healthcare.

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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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Monday, November 14, 2022

Screening of hard-hitting French film “Happening” set for Nov. 19 in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE, NY—The Abortion Access Committee of Adirondack Voters for Change is proud to present a second screening of the prize-winning feature film “Happening” at BluSeed Studios, located at 24 Cedar Street in Saranac Lake on November 19 at 7 p.m. “Happening” is a hard-hitting French film that opened in the United States last Spring and earned the Golden Lion award for Best Picture at the prestigious Venice Film Festival last year. It is based on a true story and takes place in the early 1960s when both abortion and contraception were illegal in France and anyone who got an abortion (or helped anyone obtain an abortion) faced imprisonment.

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Monday, November 7, 2022

Adirondack Center for Writing to host Lorraine Duvall reading/open-mic on Nov. 9

The Adirondack Center for Writing in Saranac Lake is pleased to host another BarkReaders session, this time featuring Adirondack feminist historian, Lorraine Duvall, who will perform a reading of Finding a Woman’s Place on Wednesday, November 9 at 7 p.m. An open mic will follow the reading. Admission to the event is free, with a suggested donation at the door. The reading and open mic will run for a total of 60 minutes, and registration is required.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Adirondack Artists Guild to feature watercolor artist Jacqueline Altman in “Down Memory Lane” exhibit, opening Nov. 4

“Down Memory Lane,” an exhibit of watercolors spanning the more than 55-year career of Jacqueline Altman, will be the featured show at the Adirondack Artists Guild during the month of November. It will open on Friday, November 4 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., and will close on November 29.

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Monday, October 17, 2022

Adirondack Center for Writing Publishes New Prison Writing Anthology

In the spring/summer of 2022, with a grant from NYSCA and the support of the creative aging experts at Lifetime Arts Inc, the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW)created a writing workshop program at Adirondack Correctional Facility, a state prison located in Raybrook, NY. After sixteen workshops, the ACW asked the men in [the] classes to submit their favorite original poems, essays, and stories for a class anthology. I’m Telling You Now, Wherever You Are, is a testament to the fact that a person’s story does not end when they become incarcerated, nor does that person’s past cease to speak.

The anthology’s publication was celebrated on Tuesday, October 11 with a private reading at the prison.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Cross Pollinating Success at the Lake Flower Boat Launch

The Lake Flower boat launch waterfront is abloom with pollinator-friendly plants. A successful public-private partnership between New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and AdkAction transformed the waterfront from a suburban lawn into a necklace of various native shrubs, trees, and many pollinator plants.

Historically, the boat launch site featured a manicured grass lawn stretching from the parking lot down to the water’s edge. This lawn allowed constant erosion which washed sediment into the lake. Nitrogen-rich grass clippings also blew into the lake along with other sources of pollution from adjacent lawns and parking areas.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

North Country Nicotine Consultants provides resources to help smokers quit 

SARANAC LAKE — A region-wide collaboration is providing resources and consultation services to health care providers to increase delivery of comprehensive, evidence-based treatment for nicotine addiction.

North Country Nicotine Consultants (NCNC) is a service administered by The Heart Network and Glens Falls Hospital with support from the state’s Health Systems for a Tobacco Free New York program. NCNC works in partnership with health care systems to develop and support the consistent and effective identification and treatment of tobacco users. Special consideration is given, but not limited to, those that serve disparate populations with low-income, low-educational attainment and/or behavioral health care needs.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Homeward Bound Adirondacks Awarded $750,000 VA Suicide Prevention Grant

 

 

On September 19, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Homeward Bound Adirondacks (HBA) will be receiving $750,000 to support suicide prevention services for local Veterans and their families. The funding is being provided through the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program authorized through the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act.

In announcing the award, the Veterans Administration said that it “is continuing its mission of preventing Veteran suicides by partnering with community organizations across the country.” Homeward Bound Adirondacks was one of 80 awardees nationwide. Mark Moeller, Chair of the HBA Board of Directors, expressed his appreciation to the VA on behalf of all North Country Veterans.

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Monday, October 3, 2022

The Heart Network receives grant to expand chronic disease prevention and management services

SARANAC LAKE — The Heart Network, on behalf of the North Country Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition, has received a grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to support increased access to evidence-based chronic disease prevention and self-management services across the region.

 

The Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant, awarded earlier this year, will also support Coalition efforts to prepare for contracting with health care payers such as insurance companies. This contracting ability will allow members of the Coalition to be reimbursed for the work they do and ensure that long-term efforts to provide more chronic disease prevention services will be sustainable.

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Adirondack Artists Guild to feature Jeanne Danforth exhibit in October

“Every Which Way the Wind Blows,” an exhibit of recent paintings by Jeanne Danforth, will be the featured show at the Adirondack Artists Guild during the month of October. The exhibit opens on Friday, October 7, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

 
Known for her ability to depict the flora and fauna of the natural world as well as for her renditions of farm animals, Danforth has created a new body of work in oil and acrylic.

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Monday, September 26, 2022

ANCA and Foodshed Capital Announce First Small Farm SOIL Loan

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. — The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and Foodshed Capital have announced the first loan provided through their new revolving loan fund for small-scale food producers.
Julian Mangano of Della Terra will use his SOIL Loan to develop a commercial composting operation that will divert organic waste from landfills, build soil health on his Castorland, N.Y. farm, and provide high-quality compost for local farmers and gardeners.

With a goal of supporting farms and food businesses who have difficulty accessing loans through conventional programs, ANCA, a regional economic development nonprofit serving businesses and communities in northern New York, partnered with Foodshed Capital, a certified Community Development Financial Institution that centers mission-driven lending and customized business support for underserved farmers, to develop the SOIL Loan Fund.

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