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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market Harvest Festival Friday

The Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market is set to hold their annual Bountiful Harvest Festival this Friday, August 16 from 3 to 6 pm, featuring locally grown, raised and prepared foods and sampling from recipes available for simple dishes using the bounty of the market. The festival includes live music, children’s crafts, complimentary coffee in the gazebo, a local business table, an Adirondack Harvest exhibit, and a CCE of Warren County Master Gardener station. Attendees will be able to sample dishes made from fresh, seasonal produce and local venison, and have a chance to win $20 in Farmers’ Market Bucks. This >>More

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Warren Co Historical Society Opening New Museum Space

The Warren County Historical Society is officially opening its new museum space with the exhibit “Warren County 360: Celebrating Place and People,” at its headquarters located at 50 Gurney Lane, Queensbury. The exhibit, a product of two years of research and design, depicts the evolution of Warren County through the lens of cultural geography, showing how the natural resources of the region led to the development of its economy and society. A ribbon-cutting hosted by the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce and debut reception will be held on Thursday, September 12 from 5 to 8 pm. An exhibit of Warren >>More

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Plastic Bakelite Documentary Highlights Adirondack Connection

The Indian Lake Theater is set to show the documentary All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic by John Maher, a provocative story about the “father of modern plastics.” Belgian-born chemist and inventor Leo Hendrik Baekeland invented Velox photographic paper as well as what is considered the world’s first synthetic plastic which has been used for everything from jewelry to communications equipment. Baekeland’s 1907 invention ushered in an explosion of new man-made materials that helped mark the beginnings of the modern industrial age, and changed our way of life. What is less known is that Baekeland had a major connection >>More

Monday, August 12, 2019

Route 73 Top Priorities: Planning, Money, Permits

In recent years, public lands throughout the Adirondack Park and across the country are seeing dramatic increases in the number of people coming to recreate. Increasing numbers of people has led to an increase in human impacts to our public lands, including damage to trails related to increased use during sensitive times such as mud season, more trash on trails, including human waste and toilet paper, damage to sensitive mountain plants, animals such as bears becoming habituated to human food, and a loss of a wilderness experience. More people enjoying the Adirondack Park can also mean more people working to >>More

Monday, August 12, 2019

Adirondack Plein Air Festival Underway

The Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery’s 11th Adirondack Plein Air Festival is underway, set to run through August 17th. The Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery in Saranac Lake is the event headquarters and the source of information, with maps and schedules available. A “Paint the Town” Silent Auction is set for Thursday, August 15 at 5 pm, as well as a 3rd Thursday Art Walk from 5 to 7:30 pm in Saranac Lake. A Show & Sale in the Town Hall is set for Friday night, August 16, tickets are $20 (available at the door), with food and beverages provided, and attendees >>More

Monday, August 12, 2019

Rockwell Kent Documentary Showing In Elizabethtown

During the 1930s and ‘40s, Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was one of America’s most famous personalities. A longtime resident of the Adirondacks, he was a foremost illustrator of his day, creating definitive drawings for literary classics such as Moby Dick, Candide and The Canterbury Tales. Kent was also a prolific oil painter, author and traveler. As a political activist he went head-to-head with Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee, and won a landmark passport case against the federal government that, to this day, allows all U.S. citizens the right to travel regardless of their political affiliations. For more >>More

Monday, August 12, 2019

Long Lake All Years Class Reunion, Celebration Planned

Plans are underway for a four-day all class inclusive Long Lake Central School reunion and town celebration on Thursday, September 12th, through Sunday, September 15th, at a variety of venues in and around the Long Lake area. This event, initiated by the Class of 1969 to celebrate their 50th reunion, also includes alumni from all the graduating classes from Long Lake Central School and residents of the Long Lake Community. Barbara Cragg Kiefer, Class President of Long Lake Central School Class of 1969 chairs the 2019 Reunion Committee. Planned events include a Santanoni Wagon Trip, Trivia Night at the Adirondack >>More

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Spotties: Sandpipers That Like Lakes

If there’s one place you’d expect to see a sandpiper, it’s on the sand. However, there is one member of this family of shorebirds that prefers streamside to surfside. Almost any time you go for a paddle, you are likely to see small brown birds skimming low across the water with stiff, rapid wingbeats. As they walk along a branch or log, or a muddy stretch of shore, they have a characteristic rear-end bob that never quits. In flight, their calls are an ascending ‘weet-weet-weet.” These little birds are spotted sandpipers, or, as their friends and admirers call them, “spotties.” >>More

Sunday, August 11, 2019

DEC Plans Changes to Deer, Moose Policies

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that they are proposing several regulatory changes in an effort to protect New York’s wild deer and moose from Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). CWD is a fatal and untreatable nervous-system disease affects deer, elk, and moose and is believed to be caused by abnormally shaped proteins called prions. CWD prions are shed through saliva, urine, and feces of infected animals. A healthy deer, elk, or moose can pick up the disease by direct contact with the infected animal’s body fluids or by eating contaminated sources of food or water. DEC >>More

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Preserving Adirondack Architecture Program Planned

The Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society is set to host a program entitled Preserving our Adirondack Architecture, with guest speaker Steven Englehart, Executive Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage. Englehart works to preserve the historic architecture of the Adirondack Park. Adirondack Architectural Heritage was formed during an effort to save Adirondack Great Camp Santanoni from being torn down when the land it was on was added to the New York State ‘forever wild’ Forest Preserve. This free public program will be held on Thursday, August 22nd, at 7 pm at the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library, 19 Main Street in Lake Luzerne. For further >>More


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