Posts Tagged ‘View’

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Great Backyard Bird Count: Turkeys, chickadees, blue jays & more

Blue Jay in the Potter Trap. Photo by Gary Lee.

Well, we finally had a whole week of winter at one time with [morning] temperatures in single digits (even below zero a couple of days) and snow four days in a row. That kept the snowmobilers riding through the weekend, but trails hit by the sun are bare again with all that traffic. There were a few accidents, four went in the open water of the Inlet channel and one snowmobiler hit a pressure crack on Indian Lake. A rescue vehicle going to that accident went through the ice, [they] self-rescued and got out. The injured snowmobiler was brought to shore and a waiting ambulance.

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Recent storm spurs memory of Chibougamau Lake fishing trip

Blue Jays sitting in a tree

We hit all kinds of weather and temperature changes going to Utica two times this week. Starting out in the dark on Friday, [Feb. 9] the temperature was near freezing with a misty rain that tried to freeze on the windshield, but as we went further south the skies nearly cleared and we even saw a sunrise in Utica. The clouds moved in during the day, but only a few short showers passed through and it was mostly clear on the way home.

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Monday, February 12, 2024

Old Forge events pair sweets and eats

Desserts on a table

Two long-standing events are taking place in Old Forge this week, including the Old Forge Library’s annual Sweetheart Dessert Contest on Wednesday, Feb. 14 and View’s 17th annual Chili Bowl Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 17. See below for additional details about these events. 

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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Old Forge: Halloween comes to View with events through October 28

Winners of the View's 2022 Halloween Party Costume Contest

Old Forge, NY — Get into the Halloween spirit at View Arts Center this year with 5 nights of frights from October 24 – 28, as part of their 3rd Annual Halloweek Spooktacular, ending again with their free Monster Mash Halloween Party.

On Wednesday, October 25, a Halloween Cocktail Class is being offered by View, where participants will be learning, making, and tasting three themed drinks. The class is $25 per person and includes everything you need to make the cocktails. The class is open to guests aged 21+ only. Space will be limited. Register online at the link: ViewArts.org/Halloween.

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Saturday, August 12, 2023

Bee Balm Going Gang Busters & Butterflies Enjoying Milkweeds

Hummingbird in bee balm.

The heat from Arizona to the east coast hasn’t let up, with [temperatures in] many major cities in the hundreds every day…some over a month now. We are on the cool side, with more rain and thunderstorms passing through. Last Friday [August 4] as we were getting ready to go to the opening of the National Watercolor Show at View [Arts Center in Old Forge] one of those storms had quite a bit of hail in the mix. I did hear of some places across the state that got quarter-size (and bigger) hail in that same storm as it crossed the state.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Old Forge: View accepting artwork for two summer exhibitions

View arts center logo

View, the arts center in Old Forge, is currently accepting artwork for two upcoming juried exhibitions: The 42nd Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors (ANEAW) and Ripple & Roar: The Wonder of Water. ANEAW is a long-running summer tradition that attracts some of the best watercolor artists in the country. The exhibition runs from August 5 through October 1 and is open to all artists working in water-based media, including transparent and opaque watercolors, casein, egg tempera, gouache, acrylic, and ink. All submissions must be made through CaFÉ HERE. The submission deadline is April 20.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

View, Old Forge Library to present Community Dance with Dan Duggan and High on the Hog

High on the Hog is a 3-piece band which includes Marion Hoelzel, Bill Chamberlain and Tyler Dezago

The Old Forge Library and View are collaborating to present a wonderful evening of dancing and community. Dan Duggan will teach and call circle, square, reels (line) and contra dances. Dan and High on the Hog will keep your feet moving with live old time string band music, featuring hammered dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, guitar and bass. The community dance will be held at View on Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. The event is free, fun, and family-friendly, and no prior dance experience is needed.  View will provide snacks and a cash bar.   » Continue Reading.


Saturday, February 25, 2023

Remembering the Atomic Project, and the hydrochloric acid incident of 1956

Red wing blackbird

More spring-like weather this week, [with] temperatures up to 51 [degrees] on Wednesday, [February 15], and I had a Red Wing Blackbird at the feeder. Then it was up to 49 [degrees] on Thursday, [February 16] with some rain and snow late in the day. Friday, [February 17] I went to Utica and the temperature was 35 [degrees] all the way down, with wet snow falling. [I] got my truck serviced and headed home and it was still 35 degrees there, but went down to 22 [degrees] by the time I hit Old Forge. [There was] no rain or snow [at the time], just a trace overnight, but the temperature zipped down to 10 [degrees]. That brought the Evening Grosbeaks into the feeder that morning and I banded eight before we went to the Chili Bowl [Luncheon] at View.

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Saturday, February 11, 2023

View: 16th Annual Chili Bowl Luncheon slated for Feb. 18

Pottery bowls

Old Forge, New York – The fan-favorite Chili Bowl Luncheon celebrates its 16th year at View, the Center for Arts and Culture, on Saturday, February 18 from 12 to 3 p.m. The event will include the hand-made bowls everyone knows and loves and chili from over a dozen area restaurants. Escape winter, warm up with a delicious bowl of chili, and take home a quality piece of functional artisanal art. Choose from the variety of hundreds of beautiful, hand-crafted, ceramic bowls created by many talented local and regional potters, ranging in price from $18 to $30. Everyone who purchases a bowl will be able to try the many chili variations we have to offer. Chili can be purchased without a ceramic bowl for $10.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

View to host Quilts Unlimited Exhibition opening reception on Sept. 30

The annual Quilts Unlimited Exhibition will be unveiling the extravagant works of fiber arts, created by some of the most preeminent quilters in the country at View, the arts center in Old Forge, on Saturday, October 1. The exhibition will run through December 3.

The nearly 70 quilts on display demonstrate a wide variety of techniques and approaches to the medium—from the traditional to the contemporary. Each artist takes the idea of quilting in very unique directions with an extremely sophisticated level of commitment to design, personal creativity, and craft.  The end results are a mix of Art Quilts, Bed Quilts, Wall Art, and even quilts made from non-recyclable materials.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

47th Annual Antique & Vintage Show and Sale set for Old Forge on July 23, 24

The Annual Antique & Vintage Show and Sale will set up for its 47th year on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24 at the George Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street in Old Forge. The event will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 23, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 24.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Adirondack area organizations announce promotions/new hires

Several Adirondack-area nonprofit organizations, including the Ausable River Association, Adirondack Council, and View Arts Center, recently announced a lineup of promotions and new hires.
Carolyn Koestner joins Ausable River Association and Lake Champlain Sea Grant

Carolyn Koestner. Photo provided by the Ausable River Association.

Wilmington, NY — Carolyn Koestner of Saranac Lake has joined the staff of the Ausable River Association (AsRA). Her position as geographic information system (GIS) mapping and science communications fellow is made possible through a partnership with Vermont-based Lake Champlain Sea Grant (LCSG). Earlier this year, LCSG awarded AsRA a two-year competitive fellowship that provides $25,000 a year toward the hire of an early career professional. A generous donor gave the required match commitment to AsRA to make this new opportunity possible.

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

View arts center to host Olympian Roundtable Discussion with Erin Hamlin, Robert Esche and Hank Kashiwa on Jan. 29

As a lead up to the upcoming Olympic games in
Beijing, View, the Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge, will hold an Olympian
Roundtable Discussion with Erin Hamlin, Robert Esche and Hank Kashiwa at 3 p.m. on
Saturday, January 29. This event is free and open to the public.

Following the roundtable discussion, View staff welcomes everyone to the Opening Reception for the art exhibits
Winter in Action, The Winter 46, Lawrence Van Alstyne’s Olympic Poster Series, and Take the
Scenic Route: A Journey Through America’s National Parks from 4 to 7 p.m. The Opening
Reception is open to the public and will include hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and live music
featuring John Kelsey. To help celebrate the events, View will offer free admission all day
to its galleries.

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

View quilt show opens Friday

Each year, View Arts Center in Old Forge holds the Quilts Unlimited exhibition, which is open to all artists working in the fiber based quilting medium.

The opening reception is from 4-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2.
Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, this event will be different from previous receptions. To participate you must pre-register for a time by clicking this link.
Following NY State guidelines, View will limit the number of guests in the gallery at a time. Face masks and social distancing is mandatory to enter View.
You will have 30 minutes to view the galleries, starting from your sign up time.

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