Posts Tagged ‘Saranac Lake’

Monday, October 30, 2023

“Kiwassa Skies,” exhibit of paintings by Meg Bernstein opens Nov. 3

Abstract sky/Adirondack landscape painting

Saranac Lake, NY – Meg Bernstein will be the featured artist for November at the Adirondack Artists Guild. Her show, “Kiwassa Skies” will open with a reception on Friday, November 3 from 5  to 8 p.m., and will run through November 28.

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Thursday, October 26, 2023

Adirondack-area nonprofits welcome new hires, board members

Glenn Glover.

Nonprofit organizations located in the Adirondack region, including the Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA), the Saranac Lake Civic Center, and the Lake George Association have recently announced that new staff/board members have been added to their teams. Please see below for details on these appointments.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

DEC Announces Request for Information Submissions for Saranac Lake Depot, Submission Deadline Nov. 3

dec logoOn October 3, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced a call for submissions to the Saranac Lake Depot Request for Information (RFI). The RFI is an invitation to submit ideas and plans for use and public access to the historic Saranac Lake Depot building on the Adirondack Rail Trail in the village of Saranac Lake. The Depot is near the center of Saranac Lake and is located near the multi-use recreational Adirondack Rail Trail under development.

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Thursday, October 5, 2023

Adirondack Artists Guild: Mark Kurtz exhibit runs from Oct. 6 – 29

 

Saranac Lake, NY – Mark Kurtz will be showing new and early work as the featured artist at the Adirondack Artists Guild for the month of October. The show runs from October 6 to 29, with a reception on Friday, October 6 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Kurtz’s career as a photographer in the Adirondacks has spanned several decades. He is well known for his landscapes and large panoramic photographs, as well as for his square works made with a small plastic Holga camera. He also has a collection of images from New York City and around upstate New York and from other travels.

The Adirondack Artists Guild is a cooperative retail art gallery representing a diverse group of artists residing and working in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondack Park. The gallery is located at 52 Main Street in Saranac Lake. For more information, call (518) 891-2615. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. The gallery will be open on Monday, October 9, Columbus Day. The Adirondack Artists Guild is on Facebook, Instagram, and on the web at www.adirondackartistsguild.com.

Photo at top: Ferns by Mark Kurtz. Photo provided by the Adirondack Artists Guild. 

Monday, October 2, 2023

Adirondack area BOCES, non-profits welcome new staff

Torey Patenaude, Community Engagement and Outreach Manager at CATS

Many non-profit organizations and educational institutions in the Adirondack region have recently welcomed new staff members/leadership, including Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES, the Lake Placid and North Elba Destination Management Plan (DMP) Committee, Champlain Area Trails, the Saranac Lake Civic Center, and the Lake George Land Conservancy. Please see below for more details on these new hires and appointments.

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Saturday, September 23, 2023

Empowering North Country Homes: Energy Efficiency Presentation set for Sept. 26

North Country Clean Energy Hub logo

Learn about energy efficiency and available funding opportunities

Saranac Lake, NY — On September 26 at 6 p.m., Nolan Rishe, Energy Advisor for the North Country Clean Energy Hub, will be giving a community presentation at the Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium in Saranac Lake. Nolan will help local residents learn about energy efficiency and how to access funding and incentive programs for energy efficient improvements.

“One of our main goals is to help North Country residents make their homes more comfortable, safe, and affordable,” said Energy Advisor Nolan Rishe. “With programs such as EmPower+, local residents can access funding and incentives to help cover all or some of the costs for their energy efficiency upgrades.” » Continue Reading.


Thursday, September 7, 2023

Creative Adirondacks, JBL! presents 8th Annual Blues at Timbuctoo

Jerry Dugger, Martha Swan and Gary Smith at the John Brown Farm in 2020.

The eighth annual “Blues at Timbuctoo” concert takes place on Sunday, September 17, 2023, from noon to 5 p.m. at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid. The event is sponsored by John Brown Lives!, and is free and open to the public, with preregistration recommended. This year’s lineup includes: Jerry Dugger and The Harlem Blues Project, Jake Blount, Dave Keyes, Grant Dermody and Frank Fotusky, and the father-daughter trio, Adirondack Blues Reunion.

[Tickets are available here:] https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blues-at-timbuctoo-tickets-707484664677

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Monday, September 4, 2023

40th running of the 90-Miler slated for Sept. 8-10

Racers ready for the day 1 start during a previous Adirondack Canoe Classic.

The Adirondack Canoe Classic — more commonly known as the 90-Miler — will celebrate its 40th anniversary Sept. 8-10, with over 250 boats and more than 700 paddlers.

The race is hosted by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) with support from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, dozens of businesses, nonprofits and communities, as well as countless volunteers. It takes paddlers on a three-day journey from Old Forge to Saranac Lake — the first 90 miles of the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

This event includes a full contingent of solo, tandem, four-person, and eight-person canoes as well as solo and tandem kayaks, one- and two-person guideboats, and stand-up paddle boards.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Carrying Capacity Study Needed For The Saranac Chain Of Lakes

Assessing the carrying capacity of specific areas of the public Forest Preserve, especially lakes and ponds, has been a requirement of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan for decades. Despite the plain language of the Master Plan, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has failed to complete any such studies for major lakes and ponds in the Adirondack Park. The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) has never pushed the DEC to complete these analyses, nor undertaken any on its own. This Master Plan requirement has been openly flaunted by both agencies.

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Monday, July 17, 2023

Reflections on transitions, Eastern white pines, and fallen giants

“Transitions” is the title given to my featured artist exhibit at the Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery in Saranac Lake. It will be up for the month of July. I’d like to share the story behind 3 of my pieces in the show – and invite readers to come see them. As I get close to the end of my 8th decade, I find myself thinking about the changes I’ve lived through. Major changes in our world (the internet, hurricanes, insurrections) certainly happen and have positive and negative outcomes, but I find myself observing and thinking more about those changes, transitions, that occur in my own small sphere of existence.

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Friday, July 7, 2023

Save the Date: Adirondack Plein Air Festival set for August 14-19

The Adirondack region has long been known as a wonderful, wild vacation retreat and the inspiration for numerous artists, writers, and musicians. The plein air painters who come and take part in this event know that very well, which is what attracts them from all over the country. The Adirondacks is the largest protected area east of the Mississippi, yet it’s still within a day’s drive of most of the major cities of the Northeast. There are mountains, lakes, rivers, bogs, forests, farms, and small communities — a full variety of subject matter for artists.

Held annually the 3rd week in August, the 14th annual Adirondack Plein Air Festival will take place from August 14-19. A total of fifty juried artists have four-and-a-half days to paint outdoors in the scenic wonders of the Saranac Lake area. Spectators are encouraged to check out the creative process while enjoying the classic Adirondack surroundings.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Historic Saranac Lake to present exhibit honoring hardworking people of Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake Means Business exhibit logo

Saranac Lake, NY —  Historic Saranac Lake announced the unveiling of a new exhibit honoring the hardworking people of Saranac Lake, past and present. The exhibit, titled, “Saranac Lake Means Business” is a reinstallation of a photography project created by Mary Lou Hanpeter in the year 2000. The exhibit will be unveiled in the John Black Room at the Saranac Laboratory Museum on June 29, 2023.

“This is the kind of exhibit we love, because it brings people together to share what they know about local history,” said Historic Saranac Lake Executive Director Amy Catania. “We are grateful to Mary Lou for her willingness to share her wonderful work with us.”

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Thursday, June 8, 2023

Point Positive Reaches $5 Million Investment Milestone

Point Positive logo.

Saranac Lake, NY – Point Positive, Inc., the angel investment organization of the Greater Adirondacks, has reached the $5 million milestone in its effort to leverage private investment to achieve economic impacts through entrepreneurship in the Greater Adirondacks. Launched in 2014, the organization has vetted over 100 ventures and financed 13 companies, none of which are directly based on tourism, providing a stronger diversified economy in the Adirondacks. By this summer, Point Positive estimates that the investments have triggered millions in additional capital and more than 145+ new professional jobs to date, and 40 to 50 jobs in the coming year.

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Saturday, May 27, 2023

ANCA Awarded $40K Lake Champlain Basin Artist-in-Residence Program Grant

Paul Smith’s College professor Dr. Curt Stager collects a core sample from Lake Champlain.

Saranac Lake, NY —  Visitors to Lake Champlain will soon be able to learn about the ecological and cultural diversity of the lake and its surrounding area through music and sound. The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) has been awarded a $40,000 grant to support an interpretive music project that celebrates regional biodiversity and human diversity while engaging American and Canadian audiences in a shared artistic experience of the Champlain Basin.

The “Watershed Voices” project — a collaboration of regional partners including ANCA’s Adirondack Diversity Initiative and McClure Productions Inc. — was awarded the grant through the Lake Champlain Basin Artist-in-Residence Program and NEIWPCC, a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality.

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Friday, May 12, 2023

Tribute: Celebrating the Music of Pete Seeger and the Clearwater on May 13 in Saranac Lake

Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger’s banjo is inscribed with the words, “This banjo surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.”

On May 13, 2023 at 7 p.m., people will gather again at the First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake’s Great Hall to celebrate Pete’s life work by sharing his music together. Over 50 years ago Pete and his wife, Toshi, spearheaded an effort to build the Hudson River sloop Clearwater. They hoped if people had intimate knowledge of the pollution on the Hudson and could feel the wind and the water, they would be inspired to solve big problems one song at a time.

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