Posts Tagged ‘Ticonderoga’

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Check out these events happening around the ADKs this weekend

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Maybe you’d like to check out a new museum exhibit, attend a concert, watch a theatrical production, try a new interactive experience, or take in some local artwork at a gallery? Peruse the below list for details on a few events going in the Adirondack region Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30.

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Check out this list of summer concerts happening in communities around the Adirondacks

People listen to a lakefront concert

Ah, the summer concerts. Sitting on a blanket, or dancing barefoot in a park or other grassy setting, enjoying the company of those around you. As several towns around the Adirondack region are gearing up for the summer season, many have announced their summer outdoor concert series so you can plan ahead. See below for a roundup of Adirondack-area outdoor concerts.

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Saturday, June 15, 2024

New childcare facility to open in Ticonderoga, open house set for June 29

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Silver Bay partners with Ti-Alliance to open childcare facility

Ticonderoga, NY – Silver Bay YMCA is excited to announce that they will be operating the Ticonderoga Community Early Learning Center at 64 Amherst Avenue in Ticonderoga. The Ticonderoga Community Early Learning Center is designed to provide a nurturing and stimulating environment for young minds to flourish. The facility will include four Early Learning classrooms for infants, toddlers, and preschool age children. There are dedicated teaching teams, an indoor playroom, and an outdoor playground.

Silver Bay YMCA will be utilizing the Creative Curriculum which allows children to learn through being actively engaged in cognitive development mentally, physically, and social-emotionally. This will provide a great foundation for a lifetime of learning and future success.

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Monday, May 13, 2024

Fishing Tournaments Land Economic Boost For The Lake Champlain Region

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Ticonderoga, NY – The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), in coordination with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC), has released the results of the 2023 Lake Champlain Region bass tournament survey, developed to assess the economic impact of the region’s fishing tournaments.

Overall economic impact of the fishing tournaments in 2023 was substantial. Visitors contributed positively to the local economy, with an estimated total spend in Essex County amounting to more than $2 million. The Ticonderoga area and Lake Champlain Region typically host 30-40 tournaments between May and October each year, depending on each tournament’s rotation of contracted locations, with many of these tournaments attracting hundreds of participants.

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Fort Ticonderoga opens for the season May 4 with two-day living history event

Ticonderoga, NY –  Join Fort Ticonderoga as they introduce the 2024 daily visitation season with a lively two-day living history event, For the Good of the King’s Service, on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5. Fort Ticonderoga kicks off Real Time Revolution™ with a full-scale recreation of its British Garrison, 250 years to the day back in 1774. Discover daily life for British soldiers and their families in 1774 with activities including gardening, shoemaking, tailoring, and boatbuilding.

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Monday, December 4, 2023

Ti-Alliance Receives $100,000 Charles R. Wood Foundation Grant for Childcare

 

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Ticonderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance has announced the receipt of a $100,000 grant from the Charles R. Wood Foundation to support the Ticonderoga Community Childcare Project. The grant will be used to support the new childcare center to be located at St. Mary’s School in Ticonderoga. Since early 2022, Ti-Alliance and a dedicated team of committee members, agency representatives, school leadership, and professionals from the surrounding communities have been working tirelessly to bring public childcare to Ticonderoga.

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Thursday, August 31, 2023

Fort Ticonderoga Celebrates Fall with Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival, Sept. 30

Ticonderoga, NY– Fort Ticonderoga, surrounded by magnificent autumn backdrops of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains, will present the Annual Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2023.  A full day of autumn fun will be set amidst the fall flowers of King’s Garden, a heritage apple orchard, and the beautiful landscape of the mountains and Lake Champlain. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Fort Ticonderoga presents Robert Nittolo Collection, new exhibit Success: The End of the Seven Years’ War 

Rare artifacts from the Robert Nittolo Collection on view for the first time by the public enhance Fort Ticonderoga’s newest exhibit, which is also heavily illustrated with historic maps and prints.

Ticonderoga, NY – Fort Ticonderoga opens a new exhibit for 2023, focusing on the dramatic and wide-ranging end of the global Seven Years’ War. This new exhibit Success: The End of the Seven Years’ War spans both sides of the Atlantic and is anchored by many never-before-seen artifacts.

This new exhibit features artifacts from the museum’s newly acquired Robert Nittolo Collection that complement pieces from Fort Ticonderoga’s existing collection, to visualize the final campaigns in North America, partly launched from Lake Champlain.

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Monday, May 1, 2023

Sections of State Route 74 to be closed in Essex County this weekend

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The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists that State Route 74 will be closed between U.S. Route 9 at Exit 28 of the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) and the intersection with State Route 9N/State Route 22 in the Town of Ticonderoga, Essex County, from 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, until 6 a.m. Monday, May 8, to facilitate the replacement of a culvert at Eagle Lake, weather permitting. The rain dates for this work and closure are from May 12 to May 15.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Fort Ticonderoga to Present Living History Event: “A Day Longer in the Field” on Nov. 12

Join Fort Ticonderoga for an exciting one-day living history event this Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In honor of Veterans Day, this event is free to active and retired military personnel. Admission is free for Fort Ticonderoga members and Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass Holders. The living history event will feature American Provincial soldiers who were eager to go home at the end of the 1759 Campaign. With Ticonderoga and Crown Point captured, these American soldiers worked alongside British Regulars to prepare Fort Ticonderoga for winter and the following season’s advance into the heart of New France. Witness how the soldiers in 1759 dealt with the harsh realities of winter on the northern frontier.

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

Call for Entries for Festival of Trees at Hancock House Museum

Ticonderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Historical Society is inviting individuals and community groups to once again take part in the Festival of Trees at the Hancock House Museum. The popular holiday event will take place from November 25 through December 31. This year’s theme is “Christmas Around the World,” although the decorated trees, centerpieces, and other displays do not have to follow the suggested theme.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Haunted Hancock Program Returns to Ticonderoga Museum on Oct. 21

Ticonderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Historical Society will celebrate the Halloween season with a free program entitled “Haunted Hancock” on Friday, October 21 at 7 p.m. at the Hancock House located at 6 Moses Circle in Ticonderoga.

 

“We will be taking a look at the dark and unexplained side of history,” said program presenter Diane O’Connor. “The supernatural is woven throughout history in a powerful way.”

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Ticonderoga Historical Society presents program on Benedict Arnold on Aug. 12

Ticonderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Historical Society will present a free public program on Friday, August 12 at 7 p.m. at the Hancock House located at 6 Moses Circle in Ticonderoga, NY. “Benedict Arnold: The Traitor Who Saved Ticonderoga” will be presented by Brian O’Connor, who will discuss Arnold’s role at the Battle of Valcour Island in October 1776.

 

“As an overwhelming British force headed south from Canada, Arnold assembled a ragtag fleet to meet it in a desperate naval action,” said Brian O’Connor.  “Though defeated, his heroics gave our infant nation a year to breathe & win the pivotal victory of Saratoga the following year.”

 

O’Connor, a former history professor, currently serves as Director of Libraries at North Country Community College. The program will be held outdoors under a tent, and attendees should bring their own lawn chairs.

 

Reservations may be made by calling the Hancock House at (518) 585-7868 or via e-mail: tihistory@bridgepoint1.com.

 

Photo at top: Benedict Arnold. Photo provided by Diane O’Connor of the Ticonderoga Historical Society.


Saturday, July 16, 2022

Adirondack Community Recreation Alliance Awards 12 Grants to Improve Recreation Amenities

The Adirondack Community Recreation Alliance (ACRA) has awarded 12 grants to help communities create new biking and skiing trails, improve ice skating rinks, enhance terrain parks, and more.

The grant program is part of the Alliance’s work to enhance and develop recreation assets, increase region-wide stewardship, and advance policies to secure long-lasting community and economic benefits for Adirondack towns and villages.

The Northern Forest Center facilitates and participates in the Alliance and raised funds for this round of grants. The Alliance awarded close to $40,000 to help communities from Caroga to Vermontville improve recreational assets for residents.

Grants include funding to strengthen ice skating facilities and resources in Newcomb, Inlet, Ticonderoga and Elizabethtown, support pump tracks in Vermontville and Saranac Lake, create new or expanded mountain biking in Caroga, Chestertown and North Creek, enhance hiking opportunities in Long Lake, expand the terrain park at Mount Pisgah in Saranac Lake, and strengthen a volunteer network dedicated to backcountry avalanche safety education.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Silver Bay YMCA to reopen Ticonderoga teen center in 2022

Silver Bay YMCA Ticonderoga teen center

The Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center is happy to  announce it will be reopening its impactful teen center in Ticonderoga in 2022, Chief  Executive Officer Steve Tamm stated. 

“The decision was an easy one to make. We heard loud and clear from the community that  our teen center was missed and numerous studies indicate that children have suffered from  isolation throughout this pandemic. Our discussions with Councilman Mark Russell, Chair of  the Ticonderoga Youth Commission, have been so very positive since we started our re opening discussions back in late 2020,” said Tamm.  

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