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Friday, May 24, 2019

‘Women Will Vote’ Exhibit Opening in Ticonderoga


The Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to unveil a traveling exhibit addressing Women’s Suffrage and present a free public program entitled “Women Will Vote” on Friday, May 31 at 7 pm at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. The program will look at often-overlooked consequences of Women’s Suffrage, including internal disagreements that threatened to sideline the movement, the institution of Prohibition, and changes in women’s roles within the workforce. From the women’s suffrage movement’s 1848 Declaration of Sentiments, the right to vote took over 70 years to be adopted by Congress. Even after the passage of the amendment, ratification >>More


Friday, May 24, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


APA Chair Unexpectedly Quits, Claims Pay Dispute APA Board Approves ORDA Zip Lines New Cars, Leadership at Adk Scenic Railroad Expanded Boreas Ponds Access This Summer Great Adirondack Garage Sale Underway Elizabethtown EMS Near Shutting Down No North Country Prisons Being Closed Scenic Railroad Switches Director Spotted Lanternfly in 8 NY Counties Subscribe to the Adirondack Almanack daily news e-mail. Follow Us on Twitter and <a » Continue Reading. View original post.


Thursday, May 23, 2019

Getting To Boreas Ponds Will Be Easier This Summer


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is working to create additional access and recreational infrastructure in the Boreas Ponds Tract in the High Peaks Wilderness this June and July. Gulf Brook Road is currently closed for the spring mud season. Due to the amount of snow this winter and the amount of rain this spring, the road will not open until after Memorial Day weekend. After the road has dried and hardened, and basic maintenance has been completed, motorists will be able to access the Fly Pond Parking Area on weekends » Continue Reading. View original post.


Thursday, May 23, 2019

Mud Season: Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (May 23)


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, May 23, 2019

Outdoor Street Fest in Tupper Lake Saturday


The resurgence of downtown Tupper Lake is being celebrated with a party on Park Street on Memorial Day weekend. All are welcome to join in on the family-friendly celebration on Saturday, May 25 for a block party spanning from Cliff Street to Mill Street. The street will be closed to traffic from 1 to 6 pm, when the block will be transformed into an outdoor street festival including live music, free beverages, food, retail vendors, workshops and more. Within the last year, Tupper Lake’s shopping and dining district has undergone tremendous growth, including the opening of the Adirondack Store/Birch Boys >>More


Thursday, May 23, 2019

Adirondack Coast Brew Festival June First


More than 20 craft breweries, wineries and distilleries from throughout New York State and Vermont will be coming together at the Brew Force Craft Festival on June 1st outside on the historic Plattsburgh Air Force Base. Supporting law enforcement through the Tour de Force and veterans through the Clinton County Veterans Assistance Fund, this event combines craft beverages, food trucks and live music. General admission tickets are still available and include a Brew Force souvenir glass and unlimited sampling from 1 to 5 pm. For more information, contact Bruce Martin at (518) 726-0231 or email bmartin924@gmail.com. View original post.


Thursday, May 23, 2019

New York State Parks to Hire 1,000 Lifeguards


The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) has announced they are hiring more than 1,000 new and returning lifeguards for the summer season at its swimming beaches and pools. New York State Park lifeguards must meet certain eligibility criteria, which includes successfully completing the qualifying procedure, before being hired. For a complete schedule of qualifying dates, more information about hiring requirements, and an application, click here. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are >>More


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Dome Car Added, Leadership Changes at Adirondack Scenic Railroad


Following the May 13th resignation of Jack Roberson as Executive Director of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, ASR Board of Directors President Bill Branson appointed Justin Gonyo of North Creek as interim Executive Director. In an email to the Board of Directors, Roberson cited his reason for leaving as a “difference in management styles.” Branson confirmed that our railroad offerings will continue as scheduled, including Polar Express. Gonyo served most recently as General Manager of the Saratoga & North Creek Railroad and has his own company, Hudson Consulting & Project Management, LLC The ASR has recently acquired new rolling stock. At >>More


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

DEC Announces 2019 ‘I Bird NY’ Challenges


In conjunction with World Migratory Bird Day (May 11th), the New York State Department of Environment Conservation (DEC) announced the start of the 2019 “I Bird NY” challenges for beginner and experienced birders. I Bird NY was launched in 2017. New York is home to a wide array of habitats that support more than 450 different bird species. There are also 59 Bird Conservation Areas across the state. Bird watching is one of the fastest growing outdoor recreational activities that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and experiences in any community. DEC is hosting its annual » Continue >>More


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Coon Mountain Preserve Trail Improvements Planned


The New York State Conservation Partnership Program has awarded the Adirondack Land Trust a grant of $23,535 to improve trails at Coon Mountain. The grant was made possible by a private matching grant of $6,000 from the Fields Pond Foundation, $1,000 from the Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund, and $4,490 in donations from 21 individuals. The Adirondack Land Trust was also awarded a Conservation Partnership Program grant of $30,000 to increase its technical capacity to protect and care for lands such as Coon Mountain. The technology grant was matched by a $10,000 private grant from the Jane N. Mooty >>More