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Friday, January 25, 2019

At ADKX: An Adirondack Backyard Bio Survey Talk


The 2019 Cabin Fever Sunday Series, featuring seven events that look deeper into Adirondack history and culture, is underway at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX). The next event, Who’s There: An Adirondack Backyard Biological Survey with Ed Kanze, is set for January 27, at 1:30 pm. For nearly nineteen years, Ed Kanze and his family have been surveying the flora, fauna, fungi, and everything else that’s alive on the eighteen acres along the Saranac River that they call home. They’ve found most of the expected things – robins, whitetail deer, red maple trees, balsam firs – plus >>More


Friday, January 25, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


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Thursday, January 24, 2019

John Sheehan On The Adirondack Council’s Budget Priorities


While applauding the state’s efforts to boost tourism, protect clean water and fight climate change, on Wednesday the Adirondack Council called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature to protect the Adirondack Forest Preserve against overuse, all-terrain vehicle trespass and other threats. The Adirondack Park’s largest environmental organization also called for more funding for invasive species controls, coupled with mandatory boat-washing for all boats launched in Adirondack lakes. In addition, the Council called for enhanced funding for the park’s visitor interpretive centers, more staff at the Adirondack Park Agency, a commitment to fund an Adirondack Diversity Initiative and a comprehensive >>More


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Cold Returns: Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (1/24)


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. Always carry proper safety equipment – including plenty of food, water, flashlights, space blanket, emergency whistle, >>More


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hardwater Anglers and 40 Degrees: Put Safety First


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is reminding anglers to be cautious when ice fishing. After 1 to 2 feet of snow fell over most of the Adirondacks Saturday and Sunday, on Thursday temperatures reached near 40 in some areas melting ice and leaving slushy ice conditions with large puddles of water on many frozen waterbodies. Temperatures are expected to return to below freezing day and night through the weekend, but it will take some time to refreeze properly. Until then, expect deep slush and water, and/or deep crusted snow and slush ice on frozen waterbodies. The presence >>More


Thursday, January 24, 2019

CanAm Pond Hockey Weekend in Lake Placid


The recent cold snap made plenty of ice around the Adirondacks and there is no better place to lace up the skates than at the annual CanAm Pond Hockey tournament in Lake Placid, with its more than 20 rinks cleared across Mirror Lake. A pond hockey game brings back the simplicity of the winter sport and no better place resonates with fans of the game like the hometown of the 1980 Miracle on Ice. The CanAm Hockey Tournament celebrates the spirit of hockey this weekend January 25-27, 2019 with age divisions as well as women’s open and co-ed open divisions. This annual >>More


Thursday, January 24, 2019

‘Skate Lake Colby’ Event Set For Feb 3rd


The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has introduced a new event called Skate Lake Colby. The event will be held on Sunday, February 3 at the Lake Colby beach and Skate Path. It will offer ice skating paths and a fat bike trail. From noon to 5 pm the public is welcome to bring their own ice skates or try out other ice sports like kicksleds, Nordic skates and fat bikes, courtesy of Human Power Planet Earth (77 Main Street). From 6 to 8 pm the public is welcome to bring their own ice skates, headlamps or flashlights to skate >>More


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

John W. Taylor: New York’s (Almost Only) Speaker of the House


The title Speaker of the House of Representatives has received lots of attention during the past few years. It’s hard to believe that the nation’s fourth-most-populous state (New York—nearly always number one, and in the top five since 1790) has only one native who served in that position. Well, technically, there are two, but one of them served 99.82 percent of the pair’s total time in office—to be explained later. If you’re from Northern New York and dislike the idea of people owning people, you’ll be pleased at his strong stance for freedom during one of our nation’s most turbulent >>More


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

TAUNY Hosting Sweater Knitting Competition


TAUNY in Downtown Canton has announced the 2019 TAUNY Knits Sweater Competition. TAUNY will accept entries knitted in the last 5 years through Wednesday, February 6th at the TAUNY Center. Entries will be accepted in 2 categories: sweaters for adults and sweaters for children. Judging will take place February 7. Sweaters will be displayed at The TAUNY Center during Canton’s Winterfest February 9-23, 2019. TAUNY will kick off the knitted sweater display with a knitting circle at The TAUNY Center on Saturday, February 9 from 1 to 3 pm. Participants do not have to enter a sweater in the competition >>More


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Chilson Fire Department Valentine’s Dinner Dance Set


The Chilson Volunteer Fire Department is set to hold its 41st annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 9th at 5:30 pm at the E.M.A. at 9 Maplewood Lane in Ticonderoga. Proceeds from the dinner dance help Chilson Volunteer Fire Department outfit its firefighters with the safety gear they need to fight interior fires, and to equip its trucks with the lifesaving tools needed to rescue accident and fire victims. Dinner will be catered by Chilson’s own Val and Craig Dixon and their Hot Biscuit Diner, and dance music will be curated by well-known local D.J. Mike “Doc” Vilardo. Throughout >>More