Posts Tagged ‘Saranac Lake’

Monday, April 3, 2023

Adirondack musicians Dave Ruch and Colleen Cleveland to host workshops in early May

Musician Dave Ruch.

Musician and teaching artist Dave Ruch, along with Brant Lake, NY singer Colleen Cleveland, will present a series of free and open-to-the-public workshops to introduce some “heritage” music from Colleen’s family to area musicians and other interested parties.

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Poetry in the ADKs: ACW’s new poetry machine, Poem Village 2023

A woman takes a break from her day to read a Poem Village submission in Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake, NY – Poetry is alive and well in the Adirondack region, inspiring folks to embrace their creative sides while visiting various locations in the Adirondacks. Two such examples of artistic outlets include a recently released Poetry Machine created by those at the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) based in Saranac Lake. Another is ACW’s upcoming Poem Village 2023, a program in which submitted poems will be published and hung in storefront windows in Saranac Lake in mid-April, remaining up until mid-May. Poetry submissions are due by April 1. 

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Adirondack Artists Guild’s 25th Annual Juried Show to Open March 24

"That Persistent Memory," watercolor painting by Valerie Patterson.

Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Artists Guild will present its 25th annual juried art show from March 24 through April 19. There will be an opening reception on Friday, March 24 from 5 to 7 p.m., with awards announced at 6 p.m. Cash prizes will be given for first, second, and third place, donated by the Adirondack Artists Guild, Guide Boat Realty, and Gear-to-Go Tandems. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the fine art on display, and to talk with the artists.

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

Adirondack Artists Guild’s 25th annual juried show opens with gala reception on March 24

"Girl at Window with Embroidery," photograph by Rachael Kmack, first prize winner in 2022 juried show

Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Artists Guild is pleased to announce that their 25th annual juried art show will be held from March 24 through April 25. The exhibit will be on display at the gallery as well as online. A prospectus and more information is available on the Adirondack Artists Guild’s website, with submissions made through Online Juried Shows. The exhibit will open with a gala reception on Friday, March 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. Awards will be announced at 6 p.m.

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, NY. For more information, please call (518) 891-2615. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. The Adirondack Artists Guild is on Facebook, Instagram, and on the web at www.adirondackartistsguild.com.
Photo at top: “Girl at Window with Embroidery,” photograph by Rachael Kmack, first prize winner in the 2022 juried show. Photo provided by Eleanor Sweeney of the Adirondack Artists Guild.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Saranac Lake’s Common Ground Gardens Opening Registration to New Gardeners Today

Saranac Lake Common Ground Gardens growing season in full swing of summer.

Planting a Seed – Saranac Lake‘s Common Ground Gardens Opening Registration to New Gardeners Today, Thursday, March 16, 2023

By Paul Sorgule

It’s a bit ironic as I sit with my morning coffee, looking out the window at a steady Adirondack snowfall, knowing that my shovel is waiting outside – that my thoughts are on planting our garden in a few short months. Our High Mowing Seeds order has already been placed and a path has been cleared to the backyard shed where garden tools stand ready, willing, and able.  There is something so gratifying about getting our hands in the soil, weeding between rows as shoots pop their heads through the dirt, and watching humble seedlings grow and mature into the vegetables that will grace our table during the summer and early fall.  Sharing this experience with dozens of other local planters at Common Grounds Community Garden is icing on the cake.  These thoughts are really the first sign of Spring, long before lawns peek through the snow, and the birds return from their winter homes.

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Monday, March 13, 2023

Short film aims to support career pathways for students

Filmmaker Kirk Sullivan of Saranac Lake with students.

A short film produced by Saranac Lake native Kirk Sullivan is helping high school students expand their horizons when it comes to planning their futures.

 

“Success!” first debuted at Saranac Lake High School (SLHS). It features local actors singing and dancing through the school’s classrooms and hallways, with teenagers highlighting their own career interests and teachers responding with educational pathways to get there. Following the initial screening, 10th grade students engaged in a discussion with Sullivan and SLHS counselors Maria Braun and Christine Bell about how their personal interests can lead to fulfilling careers, whether they decide to attend college or not.

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Sunday, March 12, 2023

ANCA Awarded $558K USDA Grant for Climate Smart Project

North Country Creamery in Keeseville, N.Y. will participate in an agroforestry project, coordinated by ANCA, that was awarded a $558,000 USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities grant.

Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) has been awarded a $558,000 federal grant to support climate-smart agroforestry projects on small farms in northern New York. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) awarded the regional economic nonprofit a Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities grant to help farmers diversify their operations while implementing farming practices that improve land, water and air quality across the region.

The pilot project will provide customized technical assistance to participating farms and monitor economic and environmental benefits of utilizing agroforestry practices like silvopasture — a technique that integrates livestock, forage crops and trees on the same land. Planning and implementation phases of the project are expected to take two years, beginning in the summer and fall of 2023.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Trudeau Institute Wins $45,000 COVID Research Grant

Trudeau Institute

Saranac Lake, NY —Trudeau Institute will continue work to help its global partners develop vaccines and treatments for future COVID-19 variants, as well as prepare for outbreaks of other pandemics, through a grant funded by the F.M. Kirby Foundation.

The $45,000 grant has been awarded to Dr. William Reiley’s group to further characterize a recently identified mouse strain in his lab which is highly susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection. While existing mouse models have aided scientists in the development of vaccines and treatments against COVID-19, those models do not accurately depict acute life threatening COVID-19 disease as seen in humans, nor lasting effects seen in COVID-19 “long-haulers”.

“Our existing model is just too limited,” Dr. Reiley said. “Because of this, researchers have been hampered in their ability to understand the immune responses as they relate to control of virus replication, the viral dysregulation of the immune response, identify biomarkers of disease, and interrogate novel therapeutic targets.”

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

DEC is Hiring Staff for the 2023 Summer Camps Program

DEC summer camps

The NYS DEC is actively recruiting Directors, Assistant Directors, Waterfront Directors, Cooks, Nurses, EMTs, Counselors, and Camp Aides for the 2023 Summer Camps Program. All positions offer competitive salaries, plus room and board for the summer.

Locations of DEC Summer Camps:

  • Camp Colby in Saranac Lake;
  • Camp Pack Forest in Warrensburg;
  • Camp Rushford in Caneadea; and
  • Camp DeBruce, near Livingston Manor.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Historic Saranac Lake Museum adds tuberculosis and public health history collection

Historic Saranac Lake Museum employee with U-Haul truck

Saranac Lake, NY – Historic Saranac Lake Museum Archivist/Curator Chessie and Museum Assistant Emily have been on an adventure to retrieve an important tuberculosis and public health history collection. The collection contains more than 1,000 fascinating items documenting the treatment, prevention, and detection of tuberculosis from Saranac Lake, across the country, and the world. It was generously donated to the museum to make sure that it could be used by the public and generations to come.

Chessie and Emily arrived home on Tuesday [Jan. 31] after spending several days sorting, inventorying, packing, and driving the artifacts and ephemera home from Georgia.

Those with the museum expressed thanks to those who supported this project with special donations. Museum staff haven’t quite reached their goal to help them process these new donations and make them available to the public, so please visit the fundraiser page to donate if you can.

Photo at top: Historic Saranac Lake Museum employees (Archivist/Curator Chessie and Museum Assistant Emily) embark on a road trip to collect items for the tuberculosis and public health history collection. Photo courtesy of the Historic Saranac Lake Museum.


Saturday, February 4, 2023

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival on tap through Feb. 12

Fireworks at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

The 2023 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is underway with a wide array of events for the whole family planned through Sunday, February 12. The carnival theme this year is “Roman around Carnival.” The Winter Carnival has grown into a 10-day festival that includes sports, performances, two parades and three sets of fireworks. The Carnival, organized by an all-volunteer group called the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, is a community-driven festival made possible by the efforts of several volunteers and sponsors.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Adirondack area organizations welcome new hires

Several Adirondack area organizations recently welcomed an allotment of new staff, including Champlain Area Trails (CATS), the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), The Hyde Collection, Silver Bay YMCA, and the Trudeau Institute.

Trudeau Institute President Atsuo Kuki Leaves Position, Chief Administrative Officer William Chapin named interim director

Saranac Lake—Atsuo Kuki has stepped away from his role as president and director of Trudeau Institute, after serving in the role for six years.

Chief Administrative Officer William Chapin, a 9-year Trudeau veteran, has been appointed the Institute‘s interim director.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Registration open for Adirondack Paddling Symposium set for June 16-19

Adirondack Paddling Symposium participants.

SARANAC LAKE, NY — Registration is open for the 2023 Adirondack Paddling Symposium, June 16-19 in Saranac Lake.

 

Presented by NRS and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the Symposium is a comprehensive weekend of paddling instruction for beginners and intermediates, and includes course tracks for kayaks, pack boats, stand-up paddleboards and canoes. This year’s headquarters will be located at the Harrietstown Town Hall in downtown Saranac Lake.

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

North Country Community College announces new programs for 2023 

SARANAC LAKE – Aspiring teachers can get their start at North Country Community College by enrolling in a new Teaching Assistant certificate program – one of several new offerings available at the college in 2023.

The one-year Teaching Assistant certificate — offered at the college’s Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga campuses – was created to help fill a growing need for more teaching assistants in the region and the state.

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Pendragon Theatre Kicks Off the New Year with 3 Wins, Country-Hit Musical

Poster for Country musical, Honky Tonk Angels

Saranac Lake, NY – BroadworldWorld has announced that of its 19 Nominations for its 2022 Summer Season, Pendragon Theatre has received 3 Wins which include Best Performer in a Musical (Hannah-Kathryn Wall), Best Lighting Design (Leo Lei) and the top award of Favorite Theatre in the Central New York Region. There were countless runners-up including longtime Pendragon alum Christopher Leifheit (Best Supporting Performer) and Kent Streed (Best Costume and Scenic Design).

 

For the full results of nominations and wins, visit https://www.pendragontheatre.org/

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