Previously I wrote in the Almanack about “a notice for public comment about what seems a relatively innocuous, relatively short (1.25 mile) road construction… has been circulated by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, or DEC… This is actually not a small deal at all.” Indeed it is not a small deal. I wanted to follow up my earlier post with one that examines whether the State DEC has properly applied the law in its initial review of this project affecting more than 20,000 acres of private land easement, as well as State Land near » Continue Reading. View original post.
The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has received a grant of $10,000 from The Nature Conservancy via its Dome Island Endowment, in support of the stewardship of Dome Island and other lands in the Lake George watershed. The Nature Conservancy’s Dome Island Committee meets several times a year to review projects funded by past grants and advise future spending. Funds are sourced from an endowment that was created before John Apperson donated the 16-acre Dome Island in Bolton to The Nature Conservancy in 1956. John Apperson challenged The Nature Conservancy and the Lake George community to raise a $20,000 endowment to >>More
The fall season of the Adirondack Film Society extends into December with a new documentary by Aaron Woolf, best known in the region as the former Democratic Party candidate for Congress who was defeated by Republican Elise Stefanik in 2014. Outside the region, Woolf is known as a filmmaker, most notably for his documentary about agribusiness, King Corn (2007). His newest documentary is Denial, about gender transition, renewable energy and climate change. Denial follows Vermont electric utility CEO David Hallquist as his company struggles with generating and delivering electricity in the face of climate change. In the process, David Hallquist >>More
Eight years ago, my husband and I planted 128 fruit trees on a hillside, mostly apples, but the back few rows included stone fruits. Our apples began producing with gusto after only a few years. We made gallons of cider and sold bushels of heirloom apples. But the plums have required patience. Their blossoms are so delicate and our springs so unpredictable that after eight years, there are still varieties we have yet to taste. Over these eight years, we have been loyal. We have not eaten anyone else’s plums. This year, we were rewarded when all five of our >>More
We’re blessed to live in an area that offers some of the most beautiful fall foliage found anywhere in the world. And this fall proved to be one of the most remarkably enduring that I’ve ever experienced; the maples, birches, poplars, oaks, and beeches creating a landscape literally exploding in shades of gold, crimson, and orange, which lasted for several weeks. As cold weather approaches, many species of trees shed their leaves as a strategy to reduce water loss and frost damage. Triggered by hormone change (the balance of auxin levels between leaves and branches), it’s all part of » >>More
The 63rd Annual Greens Tea, presented by the Elizabethtown-Westport Garden Club, will take place on Friday, December 1st, at the UCC Parish Hall, 7580 Court Street, Elizabethtown, from 11 am to 2 pm. A light luncheon of soup, sandwiches and dessert will be served from 11:30 am to 1 pm, for a cost of $6. One of the highlights of the holiday sale is decorated wreaths, which are priced at $25. Wreaths sell out quickly, so people are encouraged to arrive early. Holiday crafts and gifts sold by local vendors provide additional gift giving selections. Individuals interested in renting a table >>More
Storytelling — stories about Native American history as told by the people who lived it and not the abridged school textbook version — is part of Dave Kanietakeron Fadden’s makeup, his DNA. He is Mohawk. Read more about how the Six Nations Indian Museum began More about Dave Though he’d never in his life addressed a group, Fadden went ahead and listed “storyteller” on his resume when applying for a position as an educator for the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave, NY, in 1993. He got the job, and his first talk was to a busload of sixty third-graders. >>More
The Lake George Arts Project has announced the 9th Annual Peoples Pixel Project, a festival featuring original short videos. The call for entries is open to anyone living within 100 miles of Lake George, N.Y. Entries must be received by March 1, 2018. A screening of selected videos will take place during the spring, time and location to be determined. K-12, and college and university students are encouraged to send their videos. The Peoples Pixel Project was created to provide live audience exposure to professional and emerging videographers and to foster local interest and growth in the medium. For more >>More
World Cup Para-Bobsleigh racing will take place in Lake Placid on December 1st and 2nd, 2017. Athletes in the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Cup will travel down the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex track at speeds of more than 60 miles-per-hour, while pulling as many as 3Gs in the corners. Athletes compete on their own in specially designed ‘monobobs.’ Trying to clock the fastest time down the track, men and women race against one another in the same discipline. The International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) is the international governing body for Para-Bobsleigh. In September 2016, >>More
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