Posts Tagged ‘Saranac Lake’

Saturday, August 13, 2022

2022 Kickass Writers Festival set for Aug.19 & 20, Adirondack Explorer Editor James Odato signs on as panelist

Saranac Lake, NY—On August 19th & 20th, the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) will present the first annual Kickass Writers Festival, featuring writers, poets, comedians, mountaineers, and more. The festival will take place across various locations all over Saranac Lake and will include readings, workshops, talks, publishing programs, special performances, a book fair, speed dating, and more. The Kickass Writers Festival celebrates how writing and storytelling–in all of their forms–are essential to art, entertainment, and social change.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES to auction student-built tiny house

SARANAC LAKE – Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES is selling a tiny house built by students at Adirondack Educational Center in Saranac Lake. Students in the Building Trades program at AEC spent the 2021-2022 school year constructing the compact, space-efficient house on wheels.

 

Building Trades program
Led by teacher Clarence Brockway and teaching assistant Robin Hogan-Law, the 380-square-foot structure was built by juniors and seniors from Lake Placid Central School District, Saranac Lake Central School District, and Tupper Lake Central School District. Students go to AEC for half of their school day, then spend the rest of their school day in their home districts.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Adirondack Water Week celebrates the history of waterways

(Paul Smiths, NY, August 1, 2022) – Adirondack Water Week kicks off on Friday, August 5 and runs through Sunday, August 14 this year. The 3rd annual event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, historic legislation that protected our nation’s water resources. Adirondack Water Week is a collaboration involving several organizations and businesses and features more than two dozen programs across the Adirondack region.

The program is coordinated by the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute and is funded in part by the Lake Champlain Basin Program. One of this year’s highlights is the Adirondack Watershed Challenge, a family event encouraging people to get outside and celebrate time spent on Adirondack waters.

 

“The challenge lets families work through a list of fun activities that they can do in their own town,” said Tom Collins, AWI’s education and outreach program specialist and the Water Week coordinator. “Visit a
local lake or pond, take a picture of wildlife, pick up litter from the shoreline, and eat local ice cream.”

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Monday, August 8, 2022

Adirondack Artists Guild: Plein air painter Nancy Brossard to be featured in August

For the month of August, Nancy Brossard will be the featured artist at the Adirondack Artists Guild (AAG). Her exhibit hosts a variety of new oil paintings, all started in plein air (on location), and finished in her home studio. Many of the paintings in this show were painted during excursions with Sandra Hildreth, a fellow AAG artist and longtime friend.

Nancy discovered a love of oil painting when she was 10 years old. She knew at that moment that she was going to always be a painter, a lifelong ambition that drove her to study Fine Art at UW Madison and Milwaukee. Brossard found much of her inspiration for this show in the water bodies around her house in Lake Clear, NY.

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, August 2, 2022

ACLC invites anglers to exchange lead fishing tackle to protect wildlife

Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation invites New York anglers to exchange their lead fishing tackle for $10 worth of non-toxic tackle through its Lead Tackle Buy-Back Program. Anglers can trade in their lead sinkers and jigs this summer and fall by bringing them to any of the eleven participating retailers around the Adirondack Park, including:

·        Blue Line Sports in Saranac Lake
·        Cloud-Splitter Outfitters in Newcomb
·        Crossroads in Chestertown
·        Fish307.com in Lake George
·        Hoss’s Country Corner in Long Lake
·        Norm’s Bait & Tackle in Crown Point
·        Old Forge Hardware
·        Pine’s Country Store in Indian Lake
·        Raquette River Outfitters in Tupper Lake
·        The Red Top Inn in Tupper Lake
·        Woods and Waters in Saranac Lake

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Hard-hitting French film “Happening” to be shown at Lake Flower Landing on Aug. 2

SARANAC LAKE, NY—The recently formed Abortion Access Committee of Adirondack Voters for Change is proud to present the new feature film “Happening” at Lake Flower Landing, 421 Lake Flower Avenue, in Saranac Lake on Tuesday, August 2, at 7 PM.

 

A French film that opened in the United States this past spring, “Happening” 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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Friday, July 29, 2022

Kids’ activities set for this weekend in Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh

 

Parents and caregivers looking for something fun to do with their children this weekend are in luck, as an array of children’s programs are slated for establishments in the Adirondack region, including Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh. These activities include a presentation of Disney’s Frozen Jr. at the Pendragon Theatre through July 31 in Saranac Lake, a PBS KIDS Day celebration at Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh on July 30, and a Nature Writing and Drawing for Kids program at the Adirondack Center for Writing on July 30 in Saranac Lake.

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Saturday, July 16, 2022

Saranac Lake’s Third Thursday ArtWalks continue July 21

SARANAC LAKE — The second installment of Saranac Lake’s Third Thursday ArtWalks is July 21 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Organized and hosted by Saranac Lake ArtWorks and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the 2022 ArtWalks are held along the streets of downtown Saranac Lake every third Thursday through September. Over 40 painters, musicians, quilters, authors, jewelers, photographers, tarot card readers, wood carvers and more will display their work at the July event.

The Berkeley Green Bandshell will feature Carolyn Greenberg’s Mountain Melodies camp, followed by Marion Hoezel, Bill Chamberlin and Tyler Dezago. Briga, a violinist from Montreal, will perform on Main Street near Edward Jones.

Several studios and galleries will be open during the ArtWalk hours as well including Art at the Pink House – Cris Winters, NorthWind Fine Arts, Adirondack Artists Guild, Mark Kurtz Photography, Small Fortunes Studio, Cape Air Gallery, and Georgeanne Gaffney Gallery.

Adirondack Center for Writing, ADK ArtRise, Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, and Play ADK will also be open during the ArtWalk hours.

Registration for the ArtWalks will remain open throughout the summer, and is free for artists of all backgrounds and skill levels. Visit saranaclakeartworks.org/artwalks to register and for more information.

The 2022 ArtWalks are sponsored by CloudSplitter, Noris Village Market, Adirondack Bank, Edward Jones, Fiddlehead Bistro, and Grizle T’s.

For more information about Third Thursday ArtWalks, please contact Kaet O’Brien at kaet@saranaclakeartworks.org.

Photo at top provided by Kaet O’Brien, Communications Consultant for Saranac Lake ArtWorks.


Saturday, July 16, 2022

Adirondack Community Recreation Alliance Awards 12 Grants to Improve Recreation Amenities

The Adirondack Community Recreation Alliance (ACRA) has awarded 12 grants to help communities create new biking and skiing trails, improve ice skating rinks, enhance terrain parks, and more.

The grant program is part of the Alliance’s work to enhance and develop recreation assets, increase region-wide stewardship, and advance policies to secure long-lasting community and economic benefits for Adirondack towns and villages.

The Northern Forest Center facilitates and participates in the Alliance and raised funds for this round of grants. The Alliance awarded close to $40,000 to help communities from Caroga to Vermontville improve recreational assets for residents.

Grants include funding to strengthen ice skating facilities and resources in Newcomb, Inlet, Ticonderoga and Elizabethtown, support pump tracks in Vermontville and Saranac Lake, create new or expanded mountain biking in Caroga, Chestertown and North Creek, enhance hiking opportunities in Long Lake, expand the terrain park at Mount Pisgah in Saranac Lake, and strengthen a volunteer network dedicated to backcountry avalanche safety education.

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

History Matters: News from Historic Saranac Lake

 

So much is happening here at the museum, and we want you to be a part of it! As a member of Historic Saranac Lake, your involvement matters so much! We invite you to share your ideas as we plan for the expansion of the museum into the Trudeau Building. And please mark your calendar for our Membership Party on Monday, July 25.

Join today, and you will receive free admission to the museum, free admission to many events and tours, and a 10% discount in the museum store. Members at the $100 level and above also receive benefits at museums around the country through the North American Reciprocal Museum Association. Business Members receive special benefits! We will send you a membership card effective for twelve months from the date you join. Memberships are distinct from our end-of-year annual fund campaign or special fund drives. Member benefits are only available to those with active memberships!

 

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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.”

Thursday, July 7, 2022

NNY Audubon Society Hosts July 13 Trivia Night to Benefit New Farm Grant

Saranac Lake, NY.- Trivia lovers of Northern New York have a chance to test their knowledge, enjoy local craft beer and mead, and compete for prizes – all while benefiting the brand-new Farm Grant Program, which supports bird conservation and local farmers.

The Northern New York Audubon Society’s (NNYA) Farm Grant Trivia Night fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at the Hex & Hop Brewery in Bloomingdale.

Teams of two to six players are eligible to play and there is a $5 per person entry fee. Advanced registration is not required. All money raised will be distributed to local farms through NNYA’s Small Farm Grant program, which provides farms with up to $1,500 in grant money to implement bird-friendly habitats and management practices on their lands.

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Sunday, July 3, 2022

NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery July Exhibit Features Catherine Hartung and Damon Hartman

by Susan Whiteman 

NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery members Catherine Hartung and Damon Hartman are having a dual featured show during the month of July. The exhibit, “Turning Color,” opened on Friday, July 1 at 85 Main Street in Saranac Lake.

Catherine went to school for fine art, worked as a graphic artist, and currently creates distinctive, colorful paintings in acrylic and watercolor.  She has been a member of NorthWind since 2013.

Damon, who is a forester and woodturner, joined the gallery last year.  They were immediately drawn to one another’s work. When Catherine asked Damon if he’d like to have an exhibit with her, he immediately said yes and notes, “I think we are both connected to the forest.”

The feeling was mutual.

“I think that all of Damon’s wood working is another way the trees tell a story,” Catherine added. “That thought was behind my initial inspiration to collaborate with Damon. I felt like we were both telling the trees’ story.”

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation to host children’s programs this summer

Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation invites children ages 3-5 and their families to participate in Sunday afternoon programs to learn about loons through hands-on activities, games, crafts, and stories. 
 
These programs will be held from 2:00–2:30 p.m. each Sunday through August 14 at the Adirondack Loon Center, located at 75 Main Street in Saranac Lake, NY.
Topics include:
July 3 – How the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation Helps Loons
July 10 – What Loons Eat
July 17 – Loon Nesting
July 24 – How Loons Swim and Fly
July 31 – Loon Calls and Behaviors
August 14 – Threats to Loons and How We Can Help
The summer children’s programs are offered for free, thanks to support from the Stewart’s Foundation.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, as each presentation will be limited to 12 children.
To pre-register, email education@adkloon.org or call (518) 354-8636.


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