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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Keene Living History Website Goes Online


On Saturday, June 15, the Keene Valley Library welcomed 35 members of the public to celebrate the launch of myadirondackstory.org, a website for the multi-year history project Adirondack Community: Capturing, Retaining, and Communicating the Stories of Who We Are. Anyone with an internet connection can access the project’s collection of audio stories and related photographs. To date, the website hosts 34 accounts told by Keene residents about the rich social and cultural history of their community in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains. Keene Valley Library Association Director Karen Glass welcomed attendees in the Strickler Family Community Room, » Continue Reading. >>More


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Poetry: Adirondack Mountain Matins


  Adirondack Mountain Matins Tremulous aspen leaves applaud each breeze without discrimination Unseen hummingbird wing beats render human heartbeats both static and ecstatic by comparison Monarch caterpillars munch milkweed to make themselves toxic to predators These mountains are great grandparents to the far Himalayas and wear down slower than the novice monk’s stout will View original post.


Friday, June 21, 2019

Featured Hike: Wanika Falls, Lake Placid


Wanika Falls via the Northville-Placid Trail is a 13.9-mile moderately trafficked out-and-back trail. The trail begins at the Northville-Placid trailhead on Averyville Road in Lake Placid. The trail gains a total of 1,400 feet in elevation over the nearly seven-mile hike to the falls of the Chubb River. Wanika Falls is a 150-foot cascading waterfall that is made of several large sections and significant drops. Hikers should be prepared with plenty of water, sturdy boots, bug spray, a headlamp, and a map of the route. Northville-Placid Trail/Wanika Falls trailhead: You can reach this via the Averyville Road, » Continue Reading. >>More


Friday, June 21, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


No Evidence of Native Cougars in the Adirondacks Founding Adirondack Council Director Gary Randorf Dies Population Trends in the Adirondacks and Rural America 3 Paddling Trips on Former Paper Company Lands Vandalism Close Saranac River Stretch to Navaigation College Dropout to College President: NCCC’s Joe Keegan Patron Saint of Hikers: St. Bernard’s Celebrates 11th-cent Namesake Man Who Allegedly Terrorized Girlfriend, Had Semi-Auto Arsenal VT’s No. 2 Lyme Disease Ranking » Continue Reading. View original post.


Friday, June 21, 2019

5th Annual Adirondack Food and Wine Festival


It finally feels like summer, and with that comes festivities celebrating the season. The 5th annual Adirondack Food and Wine Festival at the Charles Wood Festival Commons in Lake George is just the place to taste the flavors of summer. Once again, the Festival is bringing together over 120 New York State distilleries, wineries, breweries, artisan crafts, New York made food vendors, food trucks, and more. Samples, cooking demonstrations, and a commemorative wine glass are just a few of the add-ons that make this a summer tradition. One aspect of this festival I enjoy is the opportunity to mix » >>More


Friday, June 21, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


APA Board Nominations Abandoned Judge Halts Cedar River Bridge Construction Van Ho Price Tag Goes Up Ski Jumps Hit Cost Bump Legal Pot Effort Dead In NY Legislature Local Woman Wins LGBTQ Honor Tupper Town Passes Climate Resolution Cuts, Newspapers Closing in Northern NY Big Tupper Resort On Hold, Indebted Short-Term Vacation Rentals Discussion Subscribe to the Adirondack Almanack daily news » Continue Reading. View original post.


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Short-Term Population Loss in the Adirondacks and Rural America


One way to dig deeper into the population dynamics at play in the Adirondack Park is to examine short-term population changes. The last article in this series looked long-term at total population rates where from 1970 to 2010 Adirondack communities grew at 10.6%, a rate that exceeded the 6.2% rate of New York State in these years. In our report The Adirondack Park and Rural America: Economic and Population Trends 1970-2010 we examined population trends in a number of ways. One of the most interesting was our analysis of short-term changes in total population of Adirondack communities from 2000 to >>More


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Vandalism Closes Stretch of Saranac River to Boating


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that the Saranac River is closed to boating between the Lower Lock and Second Pond Boat Launch because of extremely low waters levels that make this section of the river impassable. A statement from DEC said that the low water levels are result of vandals breaking into the controls for the sluice gate overnight and fully opening it. The sluice gate was damaged and cannot be immediately closed. The statement said DEC is working to repair and close the gate and will provide notice when repairs are complete and >>More


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Mud, Rain, Flooding: Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (June 20)


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, June 20, 2019

EV Chargers Now in Keene; Plans Floated for Marcy Field, Route 73


Two Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations have been installed on the Route 73 corridor: one in the hamlet of Keene, the other in Keene Valley. Both are easy to use and have industry standard Level 2 chargers that support virtually any EV on the road today – users need only to plug in. There is a donation box at each charger to cover electricity costs. The requested donation is about the equivalent of $1.00 per gallon of gasoline. The charging stations were organized by the Town of Keene and the Keene Clean Energy Team (KCET) and made possible by a >>More