Posts Tagged ‘Saranac Lake’

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Silent Book Club in Lake Placid & Saranac Lake begins Feb. 21

Silent Book Club logo

Book lovers are encouraged to gather the third Wednesday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Origin Coffee Co. starting Feb. 21 for a unique and unstructured book club. There is no pressure to finish a certain book or have discussion questions ready. The SaraPlacid Chapter will alternate meetings at Origin Coffee Co.’s Lake Placid and Saranac Lake locations each month.

At Silent Book Club (SBC), there is no assigned reading. Bring whatever book you are currently reading to the monthly meetup. There will be time to order a drink, chat, and find a seat before settling in to read companionably with fellow book lovers. All are welcome. Please note: this is a free event, but there is a limited capacity at both locations.

Register for the event here: lu.ma/saraplacidsbc.

Silent Book Club is a global community of readers and introverts, with 500 chapters around the world led by local volunteers. SBC members gather to read and build community in quiet camaraderie. This is the SaraPlacid chapter, but you can learn about the movement here: https://silentbook.club.

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

ACW hosts Fact or Fiction – live storytelling game

ACW Fact or Fiction event, 2023

The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) will host its second Fact or Fiction storytelling event on Friday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at The Garagery in Saranac Lake.
The Garagery is Grizle T’s event space, located at the rear of 53 Main St. and accessed through the Dorsey Street parking lot.

Fact or Fiction is a live storytelling game where performers tell stories and the audience asks questions in order to determine if what they just heard was true or made-up. ACW will choose the storytellers in advance to ensure a good mix of stories. Audience members can play solo or form teams to decide which questions to ask and whether to vote fact or fiction at the end of each story. The team or solo player to categorize the most stories correctly will win prizes, glory and more.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at adirondackcenterforwriting.org/event/fact-or-fiction-2024.

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Lead Poisoning: The Leading Cause of Death in Adirondack Loons in 2023

x-ray of a loon that swallowed lead fishing tackle.

Although legislation was passed in 2004 that banned the sale of small lead fishing tackle in New York, the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation has continued to document Adirondack loons dying from lead poisoning after ingesting lead jigheads and sinkers that are still legal to use. In 2023, five out of 12 dead loons that were collected and submitted to the NYS DEC’s Wildlife Health Program for necropsy died due to lead poisoning, making it the leading cause of death in these unfortunate birds. Other causes of death included trauma, illness, and parasites.

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Monday, February 5, 2024

ANCA to host virtual events aimed at businesses in transition, Feb. 6, March 1

People take part in ribbon cutting ceremony

Saranac Lake, NY —  In 2018, Saint Regis Canoe Outfitters owners Dave and Rivka Cilley reached out to the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (SLACC) about a new program designed to help North Country small businesses transition to the next generation of owners. Over the course of five years, ANCA’s Center of Businesses in Transition (CBIT), would help connect the Cilleys with the right buyer, as well as a team of local providers and technical services to support them through the transition process.

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Monday, February 5, 2024

North Country residents invited to share poems

A couple read poetry hung in a window

Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) is now accepting submissions from anyone living in the North Country for the ninth installment of Poem Village. The deadline for submissions is March 18. Each year, ACW creates a series of posters, or broadsides, displaying poems written by North Country residents of all ages and experience levels. In April those broadsides are installed in shop windows throughout Saranac Lake in order to build community and beautify the otherwise dreary, wet village during mud season.

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

16,138 birds seen during 2024 Region 7 Waterfowl Count

Tufted ducks

We just had our sixth January thaw since winter began in December and the driveway is bare again. The turkeys were picking grit from it to break down the corn in their crops. There have been from nine to thirty-three [turkeys] here daily at the feeders which have been spooked by hikers or skiers on the trail out back a few times. There were twenty-three here this morning [Jan. 31] and after they went down the ski trail, they got into quite a squabble. Some of the males must have been showing dominance, and by the sounds coming from there…feathers were flying.

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Monday, January 29, 2024

Adirondack-area nonprofits welcome new hires

William W. Reiley, Ph.D.

Several Adirondack-area nonprofit organizations have recently announced a lineup of new leadership, staff, board members, and trustees. See below for details on these announcements by the following establishments, Adirondack Foundation, Adirondack Council, the Trudeau Institute, The Hyde Collection, and Silver Bay YMCA.

 

Trudeau Institute appoints William Reiley as new head of scientific research institute

Saranac Lake, NY —The Trudeau Institute Board of Trustees has named William W. Reiley, Ph.D., the next president, director and chief executive officer of Trudeau Institute.

Dr. Reiley is replacing William Chapin, who has announced plans to step down on Feb. 1. Chapin has accepted a new position at another organization in the Tri-Lakes region.

Dr. Reiley, who has served in a range of positions at Trudeau since 2006, is currently chief scientific officer at the research institute, as well as a principal investigator and head of TICRO Bioservices, the contract research unit he helped launch in 2011.

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Monday, January 29, 2024

“Infrared Adirondacks” opens at Adirondack Artists Guild, Feb. 2

West Branch Ausable River by Phil Gallos

Infrared Adirondacks,” a collection of photographs by Phil Gallos, will be the featured show at the Adirondack Artists Guild for the month of February. It will open on Friday, Feb. 2 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., right across the street from the Harrietstown Town Hall, where the coronation of the king and queen of this year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will take place at 7:30 pm. The exhibit will run through Sunday, March 3.

On Sunday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m., Gallos will speak at the gallery about his developing interest in infrared photography, explain some of the technicalities and challenges of the medium, and describe how infrared fits his personal aesthetic. He will then give background information on some of the images and answer audience questions. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, January 20, 2024

2024 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival set for Feb. 2-11

2024 creepy carnival Saranac Lake Wiinter Festival buttonSaranac Lake, NY– Visitors from around the world will travel to New York’s Adirondack Mountains from Feb. 2-11, 2024 to celebrate the annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival with a ‘Creepy Carnival’ theme. They join in the revelry alongside local residents who have made it their family tradition for generations.

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is the longest-running event of its kind in the eastern U.S. dating to 1897. The Carnival began as a one-day event to break the monotony of the long Adirondack winter and has grown into a 10-day festival that includes an Ice Palace, sports, performances, two parades and three sets of spectacular fireworks.

Over the years, the Winter Carnival has retained the warmth, charm and camaraderie of a community celebration. The Carnival is organized by an all-volunteer group called the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, or more formally, the Society for the preservation of Winter Carnival, Saranac Lake, Inc. It is a community-driven festival made possible by the efforts of many volunteers and sponsors.

One of the longest-running traditions at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is the Winter Carnival button.The buttons are collected by residents and visitors every year, especially since “Doonesbury” creator and Saranac Lake native Garry Trudeau began designing the buttons in 1981. They can be purchased at various locations around Saranac Lake or by mail order. In 2012, Trudeau also began designing collectible posters as a fundraiser for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, January 18, 2024

Saranac Lake 3P Race registration now open

Saranac Lake 3P map

Registration is open for the Saranac Lake 3P (A frontcountry adventure race featuring a variety of outdoor activities). Happening March 2 in Saranac Lake. Register as a team or individual (limited spots remaining). A mini option is available for kids to participate.

See the Sponsors page for a complete list (so far) of 2024 3P sponsors. Human Power Planet Earth in Saranac Lake has donated a Reid mountain bike to the 3P to raffle off as a fundraiser.  All proceeds this year go toward youth skiing programs at Mt. Pisgah.  Tickets can be bought online at RunReg page, at Coakley’s Hardware on Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at Ampersound Music.

Image at top: Course map of the 2023 3P event.  Image courtesy of Saranac Lake 3P event organizers.


Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Hamlet of Saranac Lake

apa headquarters

By Mark Wilson and Stephen Erman 

A drama of Shakespearean size is unfolding at the Adirondack Park Agency. As 2024 begins, the regulatory body finds itself wading through legal and ethical issues on a freshwater wetlands at the western edge of the Village of Saranac Lake. The wetlands flow from the base of Dewey Mountain, under the George LaPan Memorial Highway, along the high school grounds and into Ampersand Bay on Lower Saranac Lake. The entire wetlands complex lies within the designation of “hamlet” on Park Agency maps, a land-use classification covering the entire village. In agency jargon, “hamlet” applies to areas of the Adirondack Park subject to the fewest APA regulations.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

BluSeed Studios Sober Open Minded Mic set for Jan. 19

Blueseed Studios: Jan 2024 Sober Open Minded Mic

Saranac Lake, NY – The Sober Open Minded Mic at BluSeed Studios continues in 2024. There are nine 10-minute slots and a half hour featured artist. Admission to the event is free of charge, alcohol-free, and family friendly. Performing genres at past events have included singer/songwriters, acoustic and electric instruments, piano, poetry, and stand-up comedy. January’s Spotlight Artist is Jeffrey Wanzer Dupra who will perform on Jan. 19. Dupra has a distinctive sound, and creates stories and music from the heart.

You can hear his music at https://www.jeffreywanzerdupra.com/.

BluSeed Studios is located at 24 Cedar Street in Saranac Lake, NY. For more information, visit: www.bluseedstudios.org/

Photo at top provided by Lisa Meissner of the Rustic Riders.


Monday, January 15, 2024

North Country CC announces scholarship funding, microcredential programs

A woman presents in a classroom

Saranac Lake, NY  – North Country Community College has announced more than $50,000 in scholarship funds available to Franklin County residents who are interested in the college’s Human Services and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician programs. At the same time, the college is launching a trio of Human Services microcredential programs tailored to in-demand career opportunities in the region.

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

ACW to present Barkreaders, Howl Grand Slam events this month

ACW 2024 Barkreaders with Andrew Weatherhead

Saranac Lake, NY — The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) is pleased to announce a couple events slated for mid-January, including a Barkreaders event which will highlight author Andrew Weatherhead and his book of poetry, Fudge, on January 17 at the ACW. On January 20, the ACW and North Country Public Radio (NCPR) will kick off the conclusion of the Howl Story Slam’s seventh season with the Howl Grand Slam slated for 7 p.m. at St. Lawrence University. See below for details about these events.

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Sunday, December 31, 2023

BluSeed Studios to host New Year’s Day Pot Luck Round Robin

BluSeed Studios' Sober Open Minded Mic New Years Day Celebration graphic.

Saranac Lake, NY – BluSeed Studio Sober Open-Minded Mic Night is celebrating a successful first year with a New Year’s Day Celebration to be held at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake from 3 to 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring finger food to share. The group will have a round robin sharing of music and the spoken word, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  This is a free event and it is open to all performers and listeners. Please RSVP to admin@bluseedstudios.org.

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