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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Adk Theatre Festival Offering ‘Calling All Kates’ June 14-22


Adirondack Theatre Festival has announced the premiere of Calling All Kates, which is set to run June 14 – 22, 2019 at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Downtown Glens Falls. A leading professional theatre in the Capital Region, ATF is dedicated to new plays and musicals. The season runs June 14 – August 9, 2019 with all performances at the Wood Theater. Calling All Kates was featured in ATF’s 2018 season as a developmental reading, and was one of the most well-attended readings in the theatre’s history. The romantic comedy musical is based on the true story about a >>More


Saturday, June 8, 2019

Poetry: Cigarette by the Campfire


  Cigarette by the Campfire Scanning the caramel darkness, like a frantic panther, my cool, thick, blossoming honey words-rise off my face, lunging off your fingers into the ashes, a spiritual experience scattered into the outlines of mountains. Yet when you flick off the universe, I can almost see the anguished edges, and as you hugged me, I could feel again. Taking the first drag… If not for that cigarette, I feared one without you, Programmed into a phone without reception, soft as the look of dampened embers disappearing into a lonely campfire, so petite and luminous, all covered in >>More


Friday, June 7, 2019

Featured Hike and Paddle: Long Pond Mountain


Long Pond Mountain (2,530 feet), located in the St. Regis Canoe Area is a great destination that covers both paddling and hiking in one trip. The trailhead is located on the shores of Long Pond and can be reached by a paddling 1.5 miles from the main Long Pond hand launch site off Floodwood Road in the St. Regis Canoe Area. From the Long Pond Parking Area, a 0.3 mile carry on a woods road leads to the Long Pond Hand Launch and a 1.5 mile paddle to the trailhead for the carry to Mountain » Continue Reading. View original >>More


Friday, June 7, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Doing Battle With Black Fly Season 40 Years of Adirondack Poverty Rate Trends A New Trail for Mountain Biking Novices Halfmoon Warns Residents About Mountain Lion Sightings First Canada Legal Outdoor Weed Growing Underway Amateur Crash Site Investigation More Than A Hobby New Satelitte Program Could Ruin The View of Space Keene’s Tropical Storm Irene Rebuild Isn’t Over Most Wikipedia’ed People in New York State <a class="LinkItem" href="https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/38779/20190530/tri-lakes-takes-big-overhaul-underway-at-olympic-venues?utm_source=NCPR+Daily+2019%2F05%2F30&utm_campaign=NCPRDaily190530&utm_medium=email" » Continue Reading. View original post.


Friday, June 7, 2019

‘Calling All Fakes’ for Black Fly Storytelling Sunday


Art in the Public Eye (APE), Adirondack Theatre Festival, and The Hyde Collection have announced Black Fly, a storytelling event set for Sunday, June 9th at 3 pm, at the Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, in Glens Falls. Speakers will deliver stories inspired by a central theme, Calling All Fakes, a twist on the upcoming Adirondack Theatre Festival performance of Calling All Kates, a new theatrical production based on a true story of a man left at the altar who finds a stranger with the same name as his former fiancée to share the around-the-world honeymoon he planned. Presenters will >>More


Friday, June 7, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


Celebrate Paddling Month in the Adks 2,400-Acre Eagle Mountain Preserve Established Woof Stock in Chestertown This Weekend LGBTQ Pride Flag Hoisted Over NY Capitol EPA Sued for Ousting Scientists Bill Intro’d To Mandate Open Space Essex County OK Suit Against Telecoms LG Zipline Closes After 2 Years Warren Co to Monitor Citizen’s Social Media Americade Returns to Lake George Subscribe to » Continue Reading. View original post.


Thursday, June 6, 2019

Ranger Reports: Drowned Angler Recovered, Overdue, Lost Hikers


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people from the Adirondack backcountry. What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers in the Adirondacks. Essex County Town of Keene Wilderness Rescue: On May 27 at 9:50 am, DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a radio transmission from an Assistant Forest Ranger who encountered a hiker with an ankle injury >>More


Thursday, June 6, 2019

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (June 6)


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 6, 2019

New Edition of Adirondack Paddling Guide Published


In time for Celebrate Paddling Month in the Adirondacks, the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) has released a new and expanded edition of Adirondack Paddling: 65 Great Flatwater Adventures. The book describes paddling day trips throughout the Adirondack Park, including on new state lands acquired since the first edition was published in 2012. Written by Phil Brown, the expanded edition includes four new trips made possible by the Finch, Pruyn conservation deal: Boreas Ponds, Essex Chain Lakes, Blackwell Stillwater, and County Line Flow. Brown also added a chapter on Jabe Pond, in the hills above Lake George. Adirondack Paddling contains over >>More


Thursday, June 6, 2019

Lake Placid Marathon Course Information, Road Closures


The annual Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon are set to take place from 8 am to 2 pm on Sunday, June 9, with an expected 1,100 runners from 32 states and six countries. Both races begin and end at the Olympic Speedskating Oval and include the use of Main Street, Mirror Lake Drive/Lake Placid Club Drive, Parkside Drive, Morningside Drive, Sentinel Road, River Road, Mill Pond Drive, McLenathan Avenue and School Street. Use caution and expect delays. Temporary Closures: Main St. – Closed between Lake Placid Club Drive (Central Garage Mobil) and Mirror Lake Dr. (High Peaks Resort) between >>More