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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Paddling Film Festival Visits Lake Placid Saturday


Some great canoe and kayak adventure films from around the world will be shown when the Paddling Film Festival World Tour visits the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 27th. Hosted by Adirondack Lakes and Trails and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the event is intended to help participants build connections to the larger paddling community. NRS, maker of paddling apparel and accessories, are co-sponsoring the event. There will be gear raffles and refreshments served. Tickets are $12 in advance online, or $15 ($10 for students) at the show. Doors open at 6:30 pm » Continue Reading. >>More


Thursday, April 25, 2019

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Apr 25)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon and fully updated by Friday afternoon. Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adkalmanack@gmail.com. Learn and practice the seven Leave No Trace principles. Carry out what you have carried in. Do not leave gear, food, or other items at lean-tos and campsites. Do not litter. Take the free online Leave No Trace course here. BE PREPARED! Start slow, gain experience. Carry proper safety equipment and weather protection and bring plenty of water, lights and a map. >>More


Thursday, April 25, 2019

2020 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Theme is ‘Myths and Legends’


Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee and the public who attended the committee meeting on April 23 have chosen ‘Myths and Legends’ as the theme for the 2020 Carnival. The theme was chosen from ideas gathered from the community and Committee members. The ‘Myths and Legends’ theme was proposed at the March Committee meeting by Julia Walkow, a second-grader at Petrova Elementary School. When narrowing down the theme ideas, Committee members weighed a number of factors, including whether a theme could fit well in the parade and generate suitable music for the myriad of festivities during the 10-day-long >>More


Thursday, April 25, 2019

Hands-On Market Farming Workshop at SUNY Adirondack


The Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District has been awarded funding through the Lake Champlain Basin Program’s Small Education and Outreach Grant to create a demonstration market farming plot with soil health practices, and will be hosting a workshop about the topic. The District will be working with SUNY Adirondack to create a demonstration market farm plot throughout the 2019 growing season to show that these best management practices and market farming techniques can improve the overall soil health while improving farm production. The District is set to host a Soil Health on Market Farms workshop at SUNY Adirondack >>More


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

William C. Geer, North Country Inventor, Had A Ball


Whether you’re a fan of golf or sports in general, you’re probably aware that Tiger Woods recently won the Masters. His impact on golf history has been tremendous, but the latest chapter in his saga has been inspirational for several reasons: through lengthy, rigorous effort, he overcame physical obstacles that would have ended most sports careers; as an old man, he defeated all the best young players on the planet (he’s only 43, but athletes in their forties seldom win the biggest events); and overall, it was a rare comeback effort that most experts dismissed as impossible because of the >>More


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Climate Change Action Symposium Set for Saranac Lake


Adirondack Voters for Change will present a climate change symposium focused on solutions through public policy changes and promoting climate-friendly choices, on Sunday, April 28th, from 1 to 4:30 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church, 57 Church Street, in Saranac Lake. “Climate Action: What Are We Doing About Climate Change?” — co-sponsored by the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, the First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake, Paul Smith’s College, and TriLakes 350.org — will highlight actions being taken at all levels of government and throughout society, from the Green New Deal at the federal and state levels to Climate » Continue Reading. >>More


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lake Champlain Maritime Festival 2019 Set For July


The 2019 Lake Champlain Maritime Festival has been set for July 25-28th. Now in its 13th year, the Festival is a four-day celebration of Lake Champlain, showcasing exhibits throughout sites on the Burlington Waterfront (Burlington Boathouse, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, Ferry Dock Marina, Burlington Harbor Marina, Burlington’s Waterfront Park and more). Visitors can stroll along the shores from venue to venue, view the classic boats, long boats, canoe, kayak and Dragon Boat demonstrations as we commemorate the past, present and future of Lake Champlain. Local fare will be available for sampling, along with music and hands-on exhibits for children >>More


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Register for Great Adirondack Garage Sale May 24-26


Now in its ninth year, the Great Adirondack Garage Sale is set to take place Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26 and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism is encouraging people to sign up as sale locations. The 200-mile garage sale “trail” follows state Routes 28, 30 and 3 and includes Old Forge, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Tupper Lake, Lake Clear, Paul Smiths, Malone, Cranberry Lake, Piercefield, Newcomb, and Speculator. An interactive website showcases garage sale locations and allows sellers to list items along with an unlimited number of photos to enhance their listings. The >>More


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

High Peaks Garden Trailhead Parking Closes Monday


The Garden Parking Lot at the Garden Trailhead will be closed to public motor vehicles and pedestrians beginning Monday, April 29th, and continuing until bridge construction is complete. This closure is for 2019 only, and is due to the replacement of the Johns Brook Bridge. No vehicles or pedestrians will be able to pass the bridge once construction is started through completion of the project. Hikers and backpackers may gain access to the Garden Trailhead by parking at Marcy Field Parking Lot and using the Town of Keene Shuttle. The bus will transport hikers between the parking lot and the >>More


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

50 Student Films Entered In First Time Film Festival


AdkAction and Tupper Lake Central School District have announced that 50 eligible student films have been submitted to the first ever Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival, representing seven school districts in the Adirondacks. The red carpet showcase of student creativity and talent will take place at The Wild Center on May 10, 2019, from 5 to 8 pm. Participating school districts included Tupper Lake, Newcomb, Westport, Beekmantown, Long Lake, Salmon River, and West Canada Valley. Festival judges will be watching and scoring the films between now and April 23, 2019 using the web app Trackpad from Skills21. Community members >>More