Posts Tagged ‘Tupper Lake’

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Tupper Lake: The Wild Center opens for 2023 season with new exhibits, experiences

The Wild Center building.

Tupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center opened for its 2023 season on May 5. Off the heels of a USA Today Readers’ Award where it was voted Second Best Science Museum in the U.S., The Wild Center has expanded its offerings and activities with new exhibits and experiences. Among these are Backyard Wilderness – a film that captures the beauty and complexity of the natural world that exists just beyond your doorstep and Birdly – a state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) flying simulator.

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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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Saturday, April 22, 2023

The Wild Center kicks off 2023 season on May 5

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake.

Tupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center is opening for its 2023 season on Friday, May 5. Off the heels of a USA Today Readers’ Award where it was voted Second Best Science Museum in the U.S., The Wild Center is expanding its offerings and activities with new exhibits and experiences. Among these offerings is Backyard Wilderness – a film that captures the beauty and complexity of the natural world that exists just beyond your doorstep and Birdly – a state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) flying simulator.

 

Produced by the award-winning SK Films, Backyard Wilderness offers a stunning cinematic experience that transports viewers into the hidden world of nature in their own backyard. Through breathtaking visuals and engaging storytelling, the film reveals the extraordinary lifecycles and relationships of the plants and animals that surround us every day. The film will be shown daily in The Wild Center’s Flammer Theater, a state-of-the-art cinema with 50-foot screen and advanced sound system, and included with general admission. On-site programming will complement the movie’s content, inspiring visitors to engage and appreciate the natural world in their own backyard.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The Wild Center: Free Nature-Based Learning Conference for Teachers, May 20

Free nature-based learning conference for teachers

Tupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to offer a free conference “Supporting Students in Naturebased Learning” onsite at The Wild Center on Saturday, May 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This conference has a total of 9 different organizations contributing workshops, tools, and information to connect children and education with the great outdoors.  Registration closes May 5 or as seats are filled. Register at this link.


Saturday, March 18, 2023

Adirondack Foundation, Northern Forest Center to host housing challenges webinar March 29 

housingA new report provides communities with tools and information for approaching housing challenges in the Adirondack region. Produced by Adirondack Foundation and the Northern Forest Center, “A Place to Start: Adirondack Housing Resources,” is a comprehensive document that includes data, strategies and tools employed by municipalities, economic development agencies, private contractors, appointed task forces, and regional nonprofits. A webinar introducing the report and highlighting successful projects to date will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29. To sign up, visit bit.ly/housingresourceswebinar.

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Monday, March 13, 2023

Tupper Lake: Wild Center Takes Second in USA Today 10 Best Competition

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake.

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake took second place in the USA Today 10 Best competition. The Adirondack location ranked among museums from California, Georgia and Missouri, as selected by readers in the month-long competition. Ultimately, The Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio, took the top spot. However, The Wild Center is not slowing down, and staff said that they have a variety of programming, events, and exhibits in store for the remainder of 2023. Read more here.

Learn more about The Wild Center, its history, and offerings at this website.

Photo at top: The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Photo provided by the Inlet Information Office.


Monday, February 13, 2023

Tupper Lake BrewSki on tap for Feb. 25

Tupper Lake BrewSki participants

Tupper Lake, NY  – The Town of Tupper Lake is hosting its annual BrewSki event on Saturday, February 25 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Tupper Lake Golf Course.

BrewSki features 17 local and regional breweries that offer samples and the opportunity to learn about regionally produced beers and the breweries that produce them; while skiing, snowshoeing and riding along the trails. Event organizers also arrange fire pits at which to rest along the trail and fat tire bike rental from High Peaks Cyclery. The event culminates with an after party at Raquette River Brewing featuring live music with Mickey and Claire.

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

2023 Food Justice Summit set for March 2, Call For Presenters Forms Due Jan. 16

The Adirondack Food System Network, an inter-agency collaborative effort, is pleased to announce that the annual Food Justice Summit will return to The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY on March 2, 2023. Over the last five years, the annual Food Justice Summit has brought together activists, farmers, agencies, consumers, educators, students, and many more to explore the facets and components of our regional food system. Since 2020, our communities have faced an unprecedented concerns and challenges related to the food system. From the farm to the exam room, our roots of the food system run deep.

 

Building a resilient food system rests on a foundation of healthy communities, one that supports our local and regional producers and offers choice and options for the food on one’s plate. Our goal is to bring together local initiatives, showcase and celebrate the work being done, and to build a collaborative effort to tackle some of these intractable issues. How do we move our region toward healthier, stronger, and more resilient food system? How do we create inclusive, healthier, and more accessible institutions?

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Tupper Arts Center: Winter speaker series on music, visual arts set for January 6 & 28

Dr. Harold Rosenbaum

TUPPER LAKE: Two distinguished guest speakers, Dr. Harold Rosenbaum and Dr. William Tortolano, will be giving talks on January 6 and 28 that feature the history of classical music and the group of Canadian artists known as the Group of Seven in a Winter Speaker Series co-hosted by Tupper Arts and the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. Both talks will be held at the Tupper Arts Center, 106 Park Street. These talks are free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10 to benefit the programming by both arts centers.

 

On Friday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m., Dr. Harold Rosenbaum, founder of The New York Virtuoso Singers and part-year resident of Tupper Lake, will present a talk he is calling “A Concise History of Classical Music,” an hour and a half lecture and demonstration at the piano on the development of classical music from the medieval period to the present. This talk will be followed by a Q & A session.

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Sunday, January 1, 2023

Tupper Lake: ADK Food Hub Awarded $500K Grant Through USDA

TUPPER LAKE, N.Y. — North Country farmers and food producers will soon be able to access shared regional processing facilities, distribution services and marketing opportunities, thanks to a successful grant proposal from The Hub, also known as the ADK Food Hub, in Tupper Lake, N.Y. The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) announced the small farm and food hub has been awarded nearly $500,000 in grant funding through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Local Food Promotion Program.

Hub owner Cherie Whitten will use the $395,000 grant and $100,000 of largely in-kind matching funds to provide small-scale and low-income food producers with support for production, aggregation, distribution and marketing of local food. The project will ultimately bring more high-quality, nutritious food to rural and low-income consumers who currently have limited access to local farm products.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Save the Date: 2023 Food Justice Summit set for March 2, 2023

The Adirondack Food System Network is pleased to announce that the upcoming 2023 Food Justice Summit will take place on March 2, 2023 at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY. A formal invitation as well as additional details about the event will be released soon. Interested parties are welcome to reference this website for updates. Any questions about the summit may be directed to ahisummit@ahihealth.org. To view the 2022 Food Justice Summit recap, please click here.

About the Adirondack Food System Network:

The Adirondack Food System Network is a collaboration of multiple organizations working together as equal partners to better understand system-wide issues, identify gaps and develop realistic solutions to help strengthen and promote a more resilient food system.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, market supply chain and trade disruptions have limited food accessibility, especially for vulnerable residents lacking access to transportation and the means to purchase fresh food. At the same time, farmers have been faced with significant disruptions in market access, especially due to the closure of restaurants, retail, and other food establishments, and the threat of the loss of market access for area farmers.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Adirondack Health reaches preliminary non-binding agreement for sale of Mercy Living Center

Adirondack Health

TUPPER LAKE – Adirondack Health has reached a preliminary non-binding agreement to preserve access to long-term care in the Adirondacks by selling Mercy Living Center, a 60-bed long-term care facility in Tupper Lake, to an interested third party.

A non-binding agreement regarding details of a potential sale is in place at this time, and the parties are subject to a nondisclosure agreement that establishes confidentiality between Adirondack Health and the potential buyer.

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Saturday, October 15, 2022

Congratulations to son, Jason, two-time World Grand Champion in Kuk Sool

The beautiful Hunter’s full moon is bright outside my window tonight [October 9] after a day of wind and rain showers that took lots of leaves off the trees. There was still lots of color in the sunny patches as I drove home from The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation annual celebration at the Paul Smith’s VIC. Events were held indoors, as it was pouring outside most of the day. Coming home, I hit showers and then sunny patches along the way. I saw lots of shutter bugs out taking advantage of the sunny spots.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

“Junction Function” community celebration set for Tupper Lake Train Station on Oct. 16

 

Tupper Lake, NY (October 7, 2022) – Downtown Tupper Lake will be hosting a community celebration, dubbed the “Junction Function,” at the Tupper Lake Train Station on Sunday, October 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. The free community event features local businesses, vendors, attractions, live music and artists.

Junction Function has been organized by the community of Tupper Lake, in partnership with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), to showcase Tupper Lake’s downtown area, businesses and local attractions. The event also coincides with the arrival of the first passenger train at the Tupper Lake Train Station in more than 40 years.

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Monday, August 29, 2022

ANCA’s annual meeting, Growing the New Economy of Tomorrow, slated for Sept. 23

All are welcome to join ANCA‘s board, staff and friends for ANCA’s 2022 Annual Meeting, Growing the New Economy of Tomorrow, where the group will explore the future of the North Country economy with a focus on small businesses, clean energy, local food systems, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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