Posts Tagged ‘Saranac Lake’

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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Monday, May 1, 2023

Loon center seeks name for new mascot

Students unveil the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation's new mascot

Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation is thrilled to welcome a new mascot at the Adirondack Loon Center at 75 Main Street in Saranac Lake. A very unique sculpture of a loon turning its eggs was created for the Loon Center by North Country School students and their art teacher, Larry Robjent of Robjent Sculptures. This spectacular bird is made of 100-percent recycled metal (with red golf ball eyes), including scrap construction materials and retired maple sap can lids. Before the students painted her, she was powder-coated by Saranac Lake’s own Matt Woodruff.

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Sunday, April 30, 2023

Adirondack-area nonprofits welcome new council, board members

Welcome sign

Adirondack-area nonprofit organizations, including Adirondack Wild and the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), recently welcomed new council/board members. Those with Adirondack Wild were pleased to welcome Steve Englebright who will be joining the organization’s Advisory Council, and Adam Pearsall will be the newest addition to ANCA’s Board of Directors.

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Sunday, April 30, 2023

Celebrating Flora exhibit to open at Adirondack Artists Guild on May 5

Purple Coneflowers, acrylic on paper by Anastasia Osolin

Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Artists Guild will be welcoming the arrival of spring and the re-opening of the gallery after its annual cleanup with its May exhibit, “Celebrating Flora.” The back wall of the gallery will be filled with paintings and photographs of flowers and other flora by Adirondack Artists Guild members, as well as a large stuffed doll. Many of the fifteen Adirondack Artists Guild members will also display floral artwork on their sections of the walls.

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Friday, April 28, 2023

ADK Unite to raise funds for ADK food pantries starting May 1

 

ADK Unite 2023 graphic.

Saranac Lake, NY – ADK Unite, an annual running, walking and bicycling event that raises funds for community food pantries, is back for 2023 with some fun new ways for people of all ages to participate. Since 2020, the virtual event has generated over $20,000 for food banks throughout the Adirondacks.  Registration is now open at BikeAdirondacks.com. The event, which was started in 2020 by Bike Adirondacks, LAKEfm and Adirondack 105, is designed to help people get active while generating much needed operating funds for local food pantries. Participants will run, walk, bike or hike and track their miles digitally through the event website to compete for prizes with every single dollar generated going directly to the cause.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Adirondack Rail Trail construction underway between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake

The Adirondack Rail Trail as seen in the nine-mile segment between Floodwood and Tupper Lake.

On April 21, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Office of General Services (OGS) announced the start of 2023 construction on the Adirondack Rail Trail between Station Street in Lake Placid and Broadway in Saranac Lake. This trail segment is now closed to all users during construction.

The world-class Adirondack Rail Trail is a 34-mile multi-use recreational path for outdoor adventurers between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid. OGS is leading the trail‘s design and construction with the intent to make it accessible to people of all abilities to the maximum extent practicable. Upon completion of constructionDEC will assume day-to-day management of the trail working closely with stakeholders and municipalities. Estimated timing to complete the Rail Trail is dependent on multiple factors including contract approvals, permits, and coordinating with State, Federal, and local entities. Construction of the compacted stone dust surfaced trail will be undertaken in stages. The work now underway is part of phase one of the Rail Trail project and is anticipated to be completed in the fall.

Read more about final construction of a segment of the Adirondack Rail Trail between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake by checking out Tim Rowland’s Adirondack Explorer story at this link: https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/adirondack-rail-trail-work-resumes

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

National Bike & Roll to School Day slated for May 3

Bike & Roll to School Day graphic.

Saranac Lake, NY — Over 1,600 schools and communities across the country will participate in national Bike & Roll to School Day on May 3. This event, held annually along with its fall partner Walk & Roll to School Day, invites participants to celebrate the joy of active commuting while building a sense of community and school spirit.

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

Wild Words Teen Writing Anthology Book Launch set for April 22

Adirondack Center for Writing to host Wild Words Book Launch on April 22,.

Saranac Lake, NY – Those with the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) said they had so much interest in supporting teen writers who would be featured in a book launch this weekend that they changed the venue two times in order to accommodate a larger audience. All are encouraged to gather for the 2023 Wild Words Teen Writing Anthology Book Launch which is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake. The event is free and open to the public.

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Sunday, April 16, 2023

Donahue’s Livestock Farms Receives Small Farm Loan for New Butcher Shop

Katie and Brandon Donahue and their family will open a new butcher shop on Main Street in Malone, N.Y. where customers will be able to purchase farm-raised meats.

Saranac Lake, NY — The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and Foodshed Capital have announced that Donahue’s Livestock Farms in North Bangor, N.Y. is the second farm to receive a loan through their revolving loan fund for small-scale food producers. The zero-percent interest loan will help Donahue’s renovate and purchase equipment for a specialty butcher shop.

The new retail operation, Donahue’s Chop Shop, will provide farm-fresh beef, pork and lamb for local customers, including families who participate in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The renovation project at 255 West Main Street, in Malone, N.Y. will begin in Spring 2023.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Paddling Film Fest, ‘Round the Mountain race coming to Saranac Lake, May 12-13

Northern Forest Canoe Trail logo.

Saranac Lake, NY — The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) and its partners will host a film festival and a race in Saranac Lake on May 12-13. On Friday, May 12, the NFCT will team up with NRS and Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters to present the 18th annual World Tour Paddling Film Festival in the auditorium of the Harrietstown Town Hall. The following day — Saturday, May 13 — the NFCT will welcome competitors to take part in the annual ‘Round the Mountain Canoe and Kayak Race.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2023

ACLC receives support from Adirondack 46ers for summer intern

Laurie Rankin, President of the Adirondack 46ers presenting their check to Jen Denny and Dr. Nina Schoch of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation.

Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack 46ers are supporting an Education-Outreach College Intern this summer for the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation. From June through August, this
intern will provide a series of educational presentations at day and sleep-away summer camps across the Adirondack Park. The intern will inspire passion for loon conservation and promote environmental stewardship amongst the participating campers. Under the guidance of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation’s staff, the intern will conduct interactive presentations, storytelling, and art-based projects to engage campers in learning about loon ecology and conservation.

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Thursday, April 6, 2023

Adirondack Foundation offering scholarships, grants for Adirondack students, organizations

adirondack foundation logo

The Adirondack Foundation is currently offering an array of scholarship opportunities, including The Plante Scholarship for medical students,  a Charles B. Decker Memorial Scholarship Fund opportunity for aspiring and working journalists, and The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region scholarship for area schools, municipalities, nonprofit, and community organizations. See below to find out more information about each scholarship/grant opportunity.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Pendragon Theatre releases summer festival dates, flex passes on sale through May 1

New York's representatives met with Pendragon Theatre leaders at the Capitol.

Saranac Lake, NY – It’s been a busy few weeks for Pendragon Theatre. First, the over-forty-year company has officially released performances and dates for its exciting Summer Festival lineup with discount flex passes on sale through May 1 only. Single tickets on sale after May 1. The festival will run June 28 through September 10 and includes a span of theatrical productions which encompass one American Classic, one Cult Classic, one New Play, one Fairy Tale adaptation, and one hit cabaret event.

 

To kick off the Summer Festival, Pendragon Theatre will present the cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Show,” with direction by Sarah Norris. Featuring a top caliber of musical theatre performers, this production will be unlike any version of “Rocky” you’ve seen before. Performances begin June 28.

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