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Monday, July 8, 2019

‘Made in the Adirondacks’ Fair Returning

Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, is set to bring artists, artisans, musicians, traditional crafters, and contemporary makers to the campus for its sixth annual Made in the Adirondacks North Country Fair on Saturday, July 20th from 10 am to 5 pm. This event features artists and artisans from the 12 Adirondack counties selling quality products inspired by the beauty, culture, and traditions of the Adirondack region and Northern New York. Adirondack Experience is located at 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake. General admission to the ADKX required. More information is available on <a » Continue Reading. >>More

Monday, July 8, 2019

Two New Maps of Blue Mountain Lake

Divers, amateur geologists, anglers and anyone with curiosity about what lies beneath the waves, will enjoy the new water depth map of Blue Mountain Lake. The printed contour map reveals dramatic underwater terrain. Sharp cliffs tumble into cavities, giant glacial erratics are scattered about, and unseen underwater ridges link some islands while deep holes separate others. Blue Mountain Lake straddles the divide between the Saint Lawrence and Hudson watersheds and is ringed by mountains whose slopes continue below the surface. An enormous northeast to southwest glacial groove runs under West Bay and includes the lake’s deepest spot. That low point >>More

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Fishhook Waterflea Infests Lake Champlain

Anglers returning from the waters of Lake Champlain at Shelburne Bay have reported large quantities of invasive fishhook waterflea fouling their gear. Boat launch stewards with the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) noted this week that nearly all fishing boats returning to the Shelburne Bay and Converse Bay launches had downriggers infested with the tiny organisms. LCBP stewards removed, treated, and disposed of the fishhook waterfleas. The alarming news for anglers and lake ecology comes during the busy holiday period of Canada Day on July 1 and the July 4th holiday in the U.S. Like the » Continue Reading. View >>More

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Generation X Population Trends In The Adirondacks and Rural America

One way to understand Adirondack population trends is to look at the major changes in the experiences of different age groups. In this article we look at the experiences of the Late Baby Boomers, those born between 1956-1965, and the Generation Xers, those born 1966-1975. Across Rural America these age groups saw major population losses by 2010, even as the U.S. population grew due to immigration from abroad. In the new report The Adirondack Park and Rural America: Economic and Population Trends 1970-2010 we aggregated the data of the 61 Adirondack Park Towns that are 100% within the Blue Line >>More

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Family Businesses Plan for the Next Generation

The North Country Center for Businesses in Transition has announced “Intergenerational Family Transitions, Creative Solutions and Alternative Structures,” an informational and networking workshop where North Country family business owners and regional business support professionals will share their experiences, set for Wednesday, July 10th from 8 to 10:30 am, at Anchorspace Potsdam, 71 Market Street, Potsdam. Family business owners, retiring owners and entrepreneurs interested in taking over existing businesses are encouraged to participate. The event is hosted by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Business Advisor Michelle A. Collins will moderate. The workshop >>More

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Green Mountain Boys’ and American Independence

For the past three years the Green Mountain Boys Project have been researching the celebrated military unit, which lived and served along what was then the New York and New Hampshire border (modern day Vermont) from the 1760s until 1779. The Green Mountain Boys, led by Ethan Alllen and his brother Ira, controlled the area of disputed land grants. Based at a tavern in Bennington, they evaded arrest warrants from New York State and harassed settlers from New York, surveyors, and other officials, often with severe beatings and destruction of their belongings. At a stand-off at the New York established >>More

Saturday, July 6, 2019

The World Goes ‘Round At Depot Theatre: A Fan’s Notes

Here’s one Depot Theatre devotee and Kander and Ebb admirer’s take on The World Goes ‘Round — a cornucopia of songs by the creative team that gave us the mega-hit Broadway classics Cabaret and Chicago. One of my earliest experiences with the music of Kander and Ebb involved the first time I auditioned for a production by my high school Drama Club, way back in tenth grade. My family and I had seen the movie version of Cabaret starring Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles and directed by the one-and-only Bob Fosse, and my parents subsequently bought the eight-track tape of >>More

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Summer Theatre Festival Presenting ‘Proof’

The Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival is set to kick-off their season with a production of Proof traveling throughout the Adirondack Park from July 13 – 18. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, David Auburn’s Proof is a passionate, intelligent story about fathers and daughters, the nature of genius, and the power of love. Proof will feature Hannah Jay and Dan Studnicky from Queensbury, Jennifer Bine from Indian Lake, and Jordan Hornstein from Long Lake. The production is directed by Jordan Hornstein, with Robin Jay, from North River, as the Assistant Director and Stage Manager. In Proof, Catherine has >>More

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Poetry: Awakening

Awakening Mottled beams of sunlight Filter down through dense canopies, To feed the whispering, wooded forest. Stirred breezes and shadows move like liquid Over a carpet of soft pine, fir and spruce, Signing the expectant dance cards Of lithe ferns, purple trillium and yellow violets. Sleepy, hatted heads of mushrooms, peek toward day. From all directions, tenor trills of warblers Pierce cocooning olivine and emerald shade. The shush of fresh streams and creeks, Stemmed by branch-rich damns of toiling beavers, Sing of the sunrise, as it is mirrored in a myriad Of translucent lakes. Speckled twin fawns are born to >>More

Friday, July 5, 2019

Featured Hike: Independence River Area Trail Network

This trail system, located in Independence River Wild Forest, consists of just over 11 miles of trails. Beach Mill Trail extends 5.3 miles along the north bank of the Independence River from a trailhead at the end of Beach Mill Road. Panther Pond Trail extends 1.1 miles to the Panther Pond Lean-to from a trailhead at the end of Smith Road, and extends another 3.2 miles to the Independence River where it meets up with the Beach Mill and Fish Trails. Fish Trail extends 1.7 miles to the Independence River from a trailhead at the » Continue Reading. View original >>More