Posts Tagged ‘Saranac Lake’

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Saranac Lake to host Pole-Pedal-Paddle Race on March 4

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SARANAC LAKE, NY – A brand new mountain race – featuring skiing, biking, kayaking/canoeing, and running – will be held on Saturday morning, March 4th to highlight the abundant outdoor recreation opportunities in the region, organizers announced.

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Monday, January 23, 2023

“The Hearth,” exhibit of paintings by Michael Burpoe to open Feb. 3

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Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Artists Guild will present “The Hearth,” an exhibit of recent watercolor paintings by Michael Burpoe during the month of February. The show will open with a reception on Friday, February 3, from 5 to 8 p.m., and will run through March 14.

Michael Burpoe is an Adirondack artist, born and raised in Saranac Lake. A 2013 graduate of Saranac Lake High School, Michael enjoys painting expressive images of the area he grew up in. He studied graphic design at the Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2017. In 2020, Michael fell in love with watercolor painting during the initial quarantining stage of the pandemic when he lived alone and yearned for a form of escapism. He found peace of mind each night by painting the tranquil lakes and dynamic mountains of the Adirondacks in his dining room.  In his first solo show, he seeks to convey the unique feelings the Adirondacks give him, especially around Winter Carnival, which he participated in as a member of the Carnival Court in 2013.

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Early bird registration for North Country business conference ends Jan. 20

Nick Prechel, left, and Tyler Merriam recently purchased Adirondack Awards and Promotions in Lake Placid with the support of the North Country Center for Businesses in Transition partnership.

SARANAC LAKE, NY — A regional partnership focused on retaining small businesses in northern New York State will convene current business owners and potential buyers for a three-day educational and networking conference. The North Country Center for Businesses in Transition (CBIT) partnership invites aspiring business owners to attend its second Small Communities. Big Opportunities: Own a North Country Business Conference, which will be held in-person with a virtual option on February 12-14, 2023, in Saranac Lake, N.Y. on the heels of the Adirondack village’s ten-day Winter Carnival.

In-person events will take place at Hotel Saranac, where attendees can connect with current and aspiring business owners, business support professionals, and CBIT representatives. The conference will kick off with an opening reception before the Winter Carnival’s closing fireworks show. Registration for in-person and virtual attendance is open at www.northcountryopportunities.com.

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Monday, December 26, 2022

Adirondack Artists Guild to host “Winter Games” exhibit in January

In celebration of the 2023 World University Games, which are based in Lake Placid this coming January, the Adirondack Artists Guild is hosting a special exhibit, “Winter Games.” Several artists have been invited to participate, including photographers who have photographed Olympic Games and World Cup events in the past.

Artists include photographers Nancie Battaglia, Rick Godin, Lou Reuter and Mark Kurtz as well as pastel artist Ingrid Van Slyke and painter Sandra Hildreth.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Waterhole unveils musical lineup for Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

Saranac Lake, NY-  The Waterhole will bring 12 different musical acts to the Upstairs Music Lounge from across the North East to the keep Winter Carnival goers movin’ & groovin’ as the town celebrates the 126th annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. The 2023 musical lineup features fan favorites and pairs them up with unbelievably talented opening acts. Annie in the Water will kick things off Friday, February 3 with high energy jams, funky tones, and chill vibes.

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Saturday, December 17, 2022

ANCA Selected by NYSERDA to Establish Clean Energy Hub for the North Country

Adirondack North Country Association logo.

SARANAC LAKE, NY — The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) has announced that the regional nonprofit has been selected by the New York State Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to establish its new Regional Clean Energy Hubs Program in the North Country. ANCA will work closely with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties and SUNY Canton Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) to administer the $4,099,404 award and bring clean energy programs and workforce development opportunities to North Country residents, homeowners, and businesses.

 

The project supports Governor Kathy Hochul’s nation-leading climate goals outlined in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, as well as the State’s commitment to deliver at least 35 percent of the benefits from clean energy investments, with a goal of 40 percent, to disadvantaged communities and help advance an equitable clean energy transition for all New Yorkers.

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

$100,000 National Grid Grant Supports ANCA’s Center for Businesses in Transition 

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. — National Grid has awarded $100,000 to the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) to support the regional nonprofit’s North Country Center for Businesses in Transition (CBIT) and a skills-building and networking conference for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. The grant award will advance the CBIT partnership’s ongoing work supporting local business transitions, including its Small Communities. Big Opportunities.: Own a North Country Business Conference on February 12-14, 2023.

The grant is funded through National Grid’s Project C initiative, which supports projects across New York State with a focus on clean energy and sustainability; workforce development; neighborhood investment and community engagement; and environmental justice and social equity. Project C is funded by shareholders of the regional energy company.

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

NNY Audubon Launches 2023 Small Farm Grant Program to Support Bird Conservation

Saranac Lake, NY. America’s grasslands and shrublands are disappearing due to the intensification of agriculture and abandonment and development of farms. As we lose these open and shrubby habitats, we are also losing the grassland and shrubland birds that depend on them. Of the estimated three billion birds that have disappeared in the U.S. and Canada over the past 50 years, grassland and shrubland bird populations have been the most devastated. This makes the small and fragmented farmscapes of the northeast especially important.

Northern New York Audubon (NNYA) hopes to partner with local farms in our territory to improve these special habitats.  NNYA’s new Small Farm Grant program will provide grants of up to $1,500 to farmers in the St Lawrence and Champlain Valleys and Northern Adirondacks to improve bird-friendly habitats and management practices on their lands.

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Pendragon Theatre Receives 19 BroadwayWorld Nominations for the Season

Saranac Lake – Award nominations for BroadwayWorld just posted and Pendragon Theatre has received 19 that cover multiple categories from this past season, including Best Director of a Musical, Best Actor and Actress in a Musical and Play, and Favorite Local Theatre. The past summer included the hit musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the comedy Circle Mirror Transformation, and a new play The Woods. Frozen Jr. also received nominations in the non-professional category as the Camp Pendragon children’s production.

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition honors Rural Health Champions, Julie Cooke and Jerome James

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SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition is honoring two Rural Health Champions for this year’s National Rural Health Day: Julie Cooke and Jerome James.

National Rural Health Day, held this year on Nov. 17, honors the selfless, community-minded and determined spirit that prevails in rural America. The day showcases the efforts of providers, organizations, and stakeholders, and highlights the unique challenges that rural communities face in delivering quality healthcare.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games Information Session Set for Nov. 21

LAKE PLACID, NY (November 15, 2022) –  The Lake Placid Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism will host a Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games information session on Monday, November 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Placid Conference Center, second floor. Area residents and business owners are encouraged to attend.

The event will share information about regional plans and preparations for the 11-day international, multi-sport and multi-location event taking place from January 12-22, 2023. Presenters include representatives from Adirondack Sports Council along with the NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA).

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Monday, November 14, 2022

Screening of hard-hitting French film “Happening” set for Nov. 19 in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE, NY—The Abortion Access Committee of Adirondack Voters for Change is proud to present a second screening of the prize-winning feature film “Happening” at BluSeed Studios, located at 24 Cedar Street in Saranac Lake on November 19 at 7 p.m. “Happening” is a hard-hitting French film that opened in the United States last Spring and 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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Monday, November 7, 2022

Adirondack Center for Writing to host Lorraine Duvall reading/open-mic on Nov. 9

The Adirondack Center for Writing in Saranac Lake is pleased to host another BarkReaders session, this time featuring Adirondack feminist historian, Lorraine Duvall, who will perform a reading of Finding a Woman’s Place on Wednesday, November 9 at 7 p.m. An open mic will follow the reading. Admission to the event is free, with a suggested donation at the door. The reading and open mic will run for a total of 60 minutes, and registration is required.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Adirondack Artists Guild to feature watercolor artist Jacqueline Altman in “Down Memory Lane” exhibit, opening Nov. 4

“Down Memory Lane,” an exhibit of watercolors spanning the more than 55-year career of Jacqueline Altman, will be the featured show at the Adirondack Artists Guild during the month of November. It will open on Friday, November 4 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., and will close on November 29.

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Monday, October 17, 2022

Adirondack Center for Writing Publishes New Prison Writing Anthology

In the spring/summer of 2022, with a grant from NYSCA and the support of the creative aging experts at Lifetime Arts Inc, the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW)created a writing workshop program at Adirondack Correctional Facility, a state prison located in Raybrook, NY. After sixteen workshops, the ACW asked the men in [the] classes to submit their favorite original poems, essays, and stories for a class anthology. I’m Telling You Now, Wherever You Are, is a testament to the fact that a person’s story does not end when they become incarcerated, nor does that person’s past cease to speak.

The anthology’s publication was celebrated on Tuesday, October 11 with a private reading at the prison.

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