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Monday, September 24, 2018

As Invasive Waterflea Spreads, Another Confirmed In Champlain


Researchers have confirmed the presence of fishhook waterflea (Cercopagis pengoi) in Lake Champlain, bringing the known number of nonnative and aquatic invasive species in Lake Champlain to 51. The discovery increases the likelihood of the invasive’s spread by recreationists into the Adirondack Park, which currently has 12 known aquatic invasive species in interior lakes and where spiny waterflea has been spreading. The fishhook waterflea is similar to the spiny waterflea, which was confirmed in Lake Champlain in 2014; they are both small crustaceans that are aggressive predators of zooplankton and are known to foul fishing lines. The Finger Lakes and >>More


Monday, September 24, 2018

New Keene Art Gallery Opening Columbus Day Weekend


A new art gallery is set to open in the village of Keene on Columbus Day Weekend, October 5-8, 2018. Lifelong photographers and career mountain guides R.L. & Karen Stolz of Vertical Perspectives Photography have opened the Alpenhaus Gallery to showcase their work. The viewing space is unique. Originally constructed in 1987 as a climbing gym for their mountain guiding service, Alpine Adventures, it is twenty feet tall yet retains an intimate feel. For nearly four decades, the Stolzes have traveled throughout the world as mountain guides and photographers. Their photographic subject matter is diverse, both geographically and in terms >>More


Monday, September 24, 2018

Overflow Crowd Prompts Spirit Photos Program Encore


An overflow crowd for the Ticonderoga Historical Society’s program “Victorian Spirit Photography” has resulted in an additional program being scheduled for Friday, October 5 at 7 pm. “Victorian Spirit Photography” proved so popular that a number of those who wished to attend were unable to get into the program room last Friday evening. The additional presentation will allow attendees to make seat reservations by phone, e-mail or via Facebook. As before, O’Connor promises a couple of “surprises” during the program and invites both the living and “otherworldly” to attend. The program will take place at the Hancock House, 6 Moses >>More


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Access To Cascade, Pitchoff Limited During Columbus Day Weekend


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) have announced plans for managing use associated with the popular Cascade Mountain Trail this Columbus Day holiday weekend. The trailhead parking lots and the shoulders of State Route 73 in the vicinity of the Cascade Mountain and Pitchoff Mountain Trailhead will be closed to public parking beginning in the late afternoon on Thursday, October 4, through Columbus Day. Hikers will be directed to the Cross Country Parking Lot at ORDA’s Olympic Sports Complex beginning Friday morning and throughout the holiday weekend. Only designated shuttles >>More


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Early Success In Grasse River Freshwater Mussel Relocation


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that an innovative project that is relocating freshwater mussels in the Grasse River during an ongoing river remediation project is showing early signs of success and reporting a 98 percent survival rate. As part of an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-led cleanup project to remove polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from river sediments, a seven-mile stretch of the lower Grasse River in northern New York in being dredged and capped starting next year. Before dredging begins, DEC is collecting mussels from the river bottom and temporarily placing them in areas that won’t >>More


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Seagle Music’s Fall Revue, “Hey, Big Spender” at AC Oct 5th


The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is set to present the Seagle Music Colony’s fall revue “Hey, Big Spender” on Friday, October 5th, at 7:30 pm at the Arts Center. The performance will include songs from Cy Coleman, like “Hey, Big Spender,” “Come Follow the Band,” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now.” Coleman, the only composer to win back-to-back Tony Awards for “City of Angels” and “Will Rogers Follies,” is best known for his jazzy popular tunes for the show Sweet Charity. Coleman worked with many collaborators, from Dorothy Fields to Comden and Green with great success. >>More


Saturday, September 22, 2018

Whirligig Beetles: Four Eyes On You


“What’s this shiny black beetle with four eyes?” asked Erin Hayes-Pontius, a visiting UVM student, from her microscope. Without glancing up from my own scope I answered, “that’s a whirligig beetle.” Erin’s answer came back: “err, cute … but what’s it really called?” I will grant you that the name whirligig is a bit odd – particularly when applied to an inert pickled beetle – but there are excellent reasons it. In life, whirligig beetles weave and whirl on pond and river surfaces amongst dozens of their peers. They move like miniature motor boats that appear to lack rudder function. >>More


Saturday, September 22, 2018

Poetry: Find Your Tree


Find Your Tree Find your tree. Accept its broken embraces, like the air of late spring, a sonata and carnival of animals. Find your tree. Once through again, a songbook for the latter days, like old Deuteronomy or the ad-dreaming cat. Find your tree and everything Zen made of sky. For the world has gone wrong; the gamma rays are all off. The heart breaks and the brain is losing power. Find your tree. Old and in the way, waifing near the morning after, such a strange condition is a tree. Another life on a chain. Another in between dream. >>More


Friday, September 21, 2018

Featured Paddle: Essex Chain Lakes


The Essex Chain Lakes Complex contains 18 water bodies totaling 785 acres that range in size from 3-acre Chub Pond to 216-acre Third Lake. Paddlers can carry their canoe or kayak 0.25 miles to Deer Pond from the Deer Pond Parking Area at the end of the Cornell/Deer Pond Road. The 0.5-mile carry from Deer Pond to Third Lake is located directly across the pond on its southern shore. Once in Third Lake, paddlers can access Second Lake by water and from there travel to First Lake using a 0.1-mile carry trail. On the northern shore of » Continue Reading. >>More


Friday, September 21, 2018

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


180 lbs of Pot Seized Over 5-days At Adirondack Checkpoint Jen Signell, Long Lake’s No Longer Reluctant Cleaning Lady Variable North Country Foliage Season Likely Report: Nearly Half of Cellphone Calls will be Scams by 2019 Single Use Plastic Bag Ban Discussion Held in Saranac Lake Hospitality Workers: ‘Where Should We Go To Hike?’ Adk Loon Center’s Tremolo Newsletter (Fall 2018) [pdf] Press Republican Writer Joe LoTemplio Retires After 33 Years Hudson Headwaters, Glens Falls Hospital Interview <li » Continue Reading. View original post.


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