Friday, September 22, 2017

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Climate, Skiing: ‘The Last Chance’, 1st Place HS Witnessing Change Video Adirondack Drone Video Shows Climate Change Reality New York State History in the Post-NYSHA Era Study: Vermont Forests Shrinking 1,500 Acres A Year How to Make Apples Last Longer Septic Smart Week September 18-22, 2017 More Drug War: Prosecution In OD Deaths Sought DEC: More Hudson River PCB Effort Needed A Report From The 90-Miler (Northern Forest Canoe Trail) St Regis Mountain: Paddle » Continue Reading. View original post.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Fog Descending On Swamp Maples


In the Northern Forest, the edge of autumn feels like no other time of year. The cool nights and warm afternoons call mid-May to mind, but the dawn woods are quiet and splashed with yellow and red. As the days teeter between summer and fall, I wonder if they belong to either of these seasons or to a season all their own. Although our four-season calendar makes perfect astronomical sense, its simplicity masks the constant change of the northern year. In a 1991 New York Times essay, W. D. Wetherell offered a more nuanced approach to classifying seasons, describing springtime >>More


Friday, September 22, 2017

NYS Free Fishing Day September 23rd


Residents and non-residents of New York State can enjoy a day of free fishing as part of the National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration in New York. September 23 is one of the four new free fishing days that have been added by the state. On that day, anyone can fish for free on any of the freshwaters of NYS without the necessity of a fishing license. The cooling waters of fall provide some of the best fishing in New York as fish begin to feed more actively prior to cold weather, or head up streams and rivers to spawn. Here >>More


Friday, September 22, 2017

The Big Adirondack News Stories This Week


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Jen Kretser On Her Work With The Youth Climate Program


Jen Kretser is featured as the “Trailblazer” in the September/October edition of the Adirondack Explorer. Read more about Jen in the issue, which you can get through the Adirondack Explorer app. Download it from iTunes or Google Play. Work on climate change is hard. And emotional, says Jen Kretser, director of programs for the Wild Center and project director for the Youth Climate Program run through the science museum. It’s devastating, for example, to watch a community in Sri Lanka affected by “crazy flooding” when they themselves produce no carbon emissions at all, she said. Read about why Jen loves >>More


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Sept 21)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon. Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adkalmanack@gmail.com. Practice Leave No Trace Principles when visiting the Adirondack Park. SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND FOLIAGE REPORT: There is about 75-85% change at higher elevations in the High Peaks Region, and about 55-65% at warmer locations there. There is currently about 25-35% change at mid-elevation areas elsewhere; and 10-15% at lower elevations in the Southern Adirondacks, including the Lake Champlain and Lake George valleys. Expect peak leaf season >>More


Thursday, September 21, 2017

NCCC to Induct First Athletic Hall of Famers


An Olympic gold medalist, a top NCAA basketball official and the members of four national championship teams are among more than 130 people who will be inducted into North Country Community College’s new Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, September 22 at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake. The ceremony, part of the continuing celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary, kicks off a weekend of festivities including men’s and women’s soccer games, alumni soccer games, a cocktail reception and the unveiling of an athletic Wall of Fame on the college’s Saranac Lake campus. Nominations were sought and an inaugural >>More


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Learning Moose at Great Adirondack Moose Festival


Though Brenda Valentine, President of the Indian Lake Community Development Corporation, founded Indian Lake’s Great Adirondack Moose Festival, she has still yet to see a live moose. Though some visitors and locals have been fortunate to see the elusive animal, Valentine is patiently waiting for a glimpse of the largest member of the deer family. Until that time Valentine and the rest of the committee continues to provide a weekend full of fun during the Great Adirondack Moose Festival. “The Great Adirondack Moose Festival first took place in 2010,” says Valentine. “We looked around at how other moose festivals were >>More


Thursday, September 21, 2017

3rd Annual Salt Summit Set For October 5


The FUND for Lake George will host the 3rd Annual Salt Summit will be held on October 5th, 2017, from 8 am to 2:30 pm at the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites. The Summit is a free day-long program designed for public and private winter road maintenance professionals in Lake George and across the Adirondack region. The agenda features industry leaders presenting latest methods and equipment for safely reducing the use of road salt — considered the “acid rain of our time.” Unlike acid rain, organizers say, this problem can be solved here and now. Salt levels in >>More


Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Adirondack Film Society Screening Series at LPCA


The Adirondack Film Society (AFS) has announced their 2017 Fall lineup of the Adirondack Film Society Screening Series, which will be held at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LCPA). On Thursday and Saturday, September 28 and 30, at 7 pm, the season opens with The Lost City of Z, the true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett’s two-decade search for a lost city in the Amazon. Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21 at 7 pm brings A Quiet Passion, in which Cynthia Nixon, who is probably best known for her work in the film and TV versions >>More


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