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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Ticonderoga Historical To Conserve Battlefields Mural


The Ticonderoga Historical Society has received a grant of $7,500 for the conservation of a mural depicting the significant historic battlefields from Plattsburgh to Saratoga. The four-foot by eight-foot mural was created by English graphic artist Ernest Clegg. The mural is scheduled to leave the Hancock House, the home of the Ticonderoga Historical Society, early in March for a three-month long period of treatment. Conservation work on the mural will be overseen by Carolyn Frisa of Works on Paper LLC. Funding is being provided by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network in partnership with public funds provided by the New » >>More


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Fort William Henry Corp Under New Leadership


The Board of Directors of Fort William Henry Corporation has announced the election of Kathryn Flacke Muncil, Sebastian J. Luciano, and Nancy Flacke Reuss to a new executive leadership team. The first Fort William Henry Hotel opened in 1855. The resort, one of the oldest and largest on Lake George, now includes the Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center, the Best Western Hotel at Exit 21 and the recreated Fort William Henry, site of a pivotal 1757 French and Indian War battle. The election follows the death in November of Robert F. Flacke, Chairman of the Board and » >>More


Monday, January 28, 2019

Kelly Metzgar On Historic GENDA Legislation


History was made in New York State recently when the New York State Senate – after 16 very long and often disappointing years – finally passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) granting basic human and civil rights protections to the Transgender and Non-Binary communities. GENDA had previously passed the NYS Democratic majority Assembly 11 years in a row. Also signed into law was the ban on LGBTQ Conversion Therapy, a controversial practice that attempted to change a child or youth’s sexual orientation or gender identity through highly discredited therapeutic means. GENDA now codifies into law, explicit legal rights and >>More


Monday, January 28, 2019

Center for Businesses in Transition Moves Forward


The Adirondack North Country Center for Businesses in Transition has announced a slate of community liaisons, a monthly workshop series and other ways the group will share insights, skills and resources to assist local businesses in transition. The Center for Businesses in Transition is a collaboration of regional organizations and leaders whose goal is to support existing business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in developing successful business transition strategies. The partnership covers the 14-county North Country region. Eight designated “community liaisons” will play a role in supporting successful transitions including the following options: selling on the open market, » Continue Reading. >>More


Monday, January 28, 2019

4-H Adirondack Guides Orientation Planned


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County has announced a new 4-H guide orientation program, set for Thursday, January 31st, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, at 377 Schroon River Road in Warrensburg. All prospective or interested youths and their families are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required, and there is no cost for this event. Teens between the ages of 12-19, and love the outdoors are encouraged to attend. Attendees will participate in camping, fire starting, map and compass skills, outdoor cooking, wildlife identification, hiking, and more. For further information, contact Marybeth at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County at (518) >>More


Sunday, January 27, 2019

Lawsuit Filed Against Snowmobile Bridge Over Protected River


Two Adirondack environmental groups have filed a lawsuit challenging a plan by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to construct a massive new snowmobile bridge over the protected Cedar River in a remote area of the Adirondack Park. The Cedar River is designated as a “Scenic” river under New York’s Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers System Act. The suit challenges DEC’s issuance of a permit to itself for the bridge construction as violating the Act’s prohibition of motorized recreation, including snowmobiling, in Scenic river areas. The lawsuit also claims that DEC failed to conduct the required » Continue Reading. >>More


Sunday, January 27, 2019

Hadley’s Maple In April Festival On Tap


A “Maple in April Festival” has been set for April 27-28, from 9 am to 4 pm, in Hadley along Rockwell Street, in Hadley Smead Memorial Park and at Wilder’s Sugar Shack. The festival will include family fun activities, including french toast and pancake breakfasts served with real maple syrup, a backyard maple syrup makers tasting contest, Lil’ sugar Car & Truck Show, street vendors, music, kids activities, pony rides and horse drawn wagon rides, Dogs Day at the Park, Plein-aire artists auction, and maple cotton candy. Those interested in volunteering can join the planning committee for a meeting on >>More


Sunday, January 27, 2019

Frostbite Signs, Symptoms, and Prevention


January and February are some of the coldest months throughout the North Country, and with the extremely cold temperatures and wind-chill factor, frostbite is no joke. Today we’re going to talk about what frostbite is, who’s at risk, recognizing the signs and symptoms, how to prevent it, as well as what to do in case you do have frostbite. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016), frostbite is a serious condition that’s caused by exposure to extremely cold temperatures, freezing tissue in the body which can lead to permanent damage or amputation. The areas on the body >>More


Saturday, January 26, 2019

That So-Called Adirondack Hall of Fame


I’ve made it a point of personal honor not to engage in arguments over lists, a lesson learned in high school when the radio stations would play their obligatory end-of-year “100 Greatest Rock and Roll Songs of All Time” segments. And you’d sit around with a bunch of people in your friend’s basement having a meltdown that Stairway to Heaven placed ahead of Satisfaction. The capper was when stations, looking to reintroduce some buzz into a growingly tired feature, would pick something like Rubberband Man by the Spinners as the No. 1 Rock and Roll Song of All Time, spurring >>More


Saturday, January 26, 2019

NCCC Seeks Pool Input with Online Survey


North Country Community College has asked the public to complete a survey about its use of the pool in the college’s Sparks Athletic Complex in Saranac Lake. The online survey, asks respondents how they’ve used the pool in the past, what programs and services they’d like to see offered at the pool, and their ability to support the pool. The college announced in December that it is weighing the pros and cons of closing the pool but would seek the input of stakeholders, including the college community and the community-at-large, before making a decision. Since then, the college has received >>More