The Wild Center, currently open Friday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, is offering free admission to all federal employees and their families through January 31st, in support of them during the government shutdown. » Continue Reading.
Posts Tagged ‘Tupper Lake’
Thanks to Governor Cuomo and his environmental agencies (APA and DEC), the long-awaited Adirondack Rail Trail has overcome legal roadblocks and is back on track.
This means that Tri-Lakes residents and visitors should soon reap multiple benefits from the scenic travel corridor (the publicly owned rail bed) connecting Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake. » Continue Reading.
Headlined at this month’s meeting of the Adirondack Park Agency was a vote by the APA members to amend the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (SLMP) to allow Rail Trails to be added to the definition of a Travel Corridor, and to support a rail trail in the SLMP’s Travel Corridor management guidance.
Prior to the APA decision, which like all Master Plan amendments must be ratified by the Governor, rail trails were not defined or authorized under the SLMP’s Travel Corridor overlay classification. Travel Corridors applied only to the strip of land constituting the roadbed and right of way of state and interstate highways and the Remsen to Lake Placid railroad right of way, as well those state lands immediately adjacent to these facilities. Such facilities had to be transportation related- not just recreational. » Continue Reading.
Adirondack Foundation has announced they are offering a seminar called “Money for Nonprofits: How to Raise It, How to Manage It” on Saturday, December 8, at Tupper Arts, in Tupper Lake.
This day of professional development is geared toward small nonprofits, and will be led by Andy Robinson, who has trained and supported thousands of nonprofit staff and volunteer leaders in 47 states and across Canada. » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Sky Center (a.k.a. the Adirondack Public Observatory) has been awarded three grants to support planned AstroScience Center museum and planetarium construction and education programs.
Situated on four acres of raised land in the northerly area of Tupper Lake, the Adirondack Sky Center benefits from some of the darkest and most pristine skies east of the Mississippi River. Interest from across the northeast as well as the local community has spurred the establishment of a permanent Adirondack center for astronomy and space science, the AstroScience Center. Complementing the Wild Center natural history museum, the Adirondack Sky Center is expected to help expand science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning in the region, while also strengthening the the Adirondacks as a travel destination. » Continue Reading.
Travel Unity, a nonprofit organization focused on increasing diversity in the travel space, has announced the speaker lineup for its fourth annual Travel Unity Summit.
With a focus on economic development through diversity, the summit will be held October 27th and 28th. On Saturday, October 27, Travel Unity will welcome attendees to the Conference Center in Lake Placid and on Sunday, October 28, at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. » Continue Reading.
An encore workshop identifying and sampling the most prominent and tasty edible plants, roots, berries and fungi in the Adirondack Region has been set for Saturday, October 6th, and will be presented by Garrett Kopp of Birch Boys Chaga Tea and the Local Living Venture.
The Wild Edible Adirondack Salad workshop will be held from 11 am to 1 pm at the Birch Boys storefront at 123 Park Street in Tupper Lake. The event is indoors, with the option of a foraging hike afterwards if weather permits. Reservations are appreciated in order to plan the “menu” and coordinate carpooling for those interested. » Continue Reading.
Sometimes, just a suggestion can spark change. Such was the case with Tupper Arts Director Louise McNally after seeing a request for someone to take the reins of the Tupper Lake Arts Show.
McNally, newly retired, thought it would be a good way for her to engage in the Tupper community. For the past two years McNally helped to organize and grow the Tupper Lake Arts Show. She acknowledges that she only helped add ideas to an existing format that worked, though she was largely responsible for moving the show from its home of 42 years, the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library, to a new location. » Continue Reading.
In 2018 Tupper Lake Tinman participants contributed $312,650 in direct spending to the region according to a survey sponsored by the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST). One of the longest-running triathlons in the U.S., the race celebrated its 36th year with a field of 504 athletes on June 23.
The survey was distributed to this year’s race participants via email and by a notification in their race packet. » Continue Reading.
AdkAction has announced a free lecture, “Monarchs in a Changing World,” by Dr. Karen Oberhauser on Friday, August 10 at 6 pm in the Flammer Theater at The Wild Center.
Monarchs, like many other organisms, are facing the challenges of a rapidly changing climate. Their capacity to cope with these changes remains uncertain. Climate also affects monarchs indirectly, by altering the habitats and plant species on which they depend, or the distribution and abundance of their predators and parasites. Dr. Oberhauser will explain her work using climate models to understand how these direct and indirect inputs might affect monarch in the future. » Continue Reading.
An American Ascent, a documentary film about the first African-American expedition to tackle North America’s highest peak, Denali, is set to show at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake on Sunday, July 29 at 6:30 pm.
The film addresses often overlooked issues of race and the outdoors as it follows the team up the mountain, chronicling the many challenges of climbing one of the world’s most iconic peaks. » Continue Reading.
Eagle Island, Inc. is sponsoring a celebration of Great Camp Eagle Island on Wednesday, August 15, at 7 pm at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. The event will feature award-winning Adirondack folk singer Dan Berggren.
Eagle Island was designed in 1903 by Adirondack architect William Coulter for Levi P. Morton, the former U.S. Vice President and former Governor of New York. In 1910 the camp was sold to Henry Graves Jr. who donated this Great Camp to the Girl Scout Council of the Oranges, New Jersey in 1937. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2003, it was operated as a summer Girl Scout Camp for 70 years thru 2008; in 2010 the Girl Scouts put Eagle Island up for sale. » Continue Reading.
The 36th Annual Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon has been set for Saturday, June 23rd.
The Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon is sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the national governing body for the sports of triathlon, duathlon, winter triathlon, and aquathlon. » Continue Reading.
Adirondack Health’s mobile dental clinic is set to make regular stops in the communities of Tupper Lake and AuSable Forks through October this year.
The “dental clinic on wheels” is a retro-fitted recreational vehicle fully registered, licensed and insured in New York State and certified by the Department of Health to provide dental care to patients ages three and older. » Continue Reading.