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Monday, August 26, 2019

Saranac Lake Music Fest, Farm to Fork This Weekend


Labor Day weekend in the village of Saranac Lake features family-friendly events, including the Farm 2 Fork Festival held on Saturday, August 31st, and a new daylong music festival Northern Current on Sunday, September 1st. Both events will be located in Riverside Park. Farm 2 Fork is celebrating its 10th year as a community-led festival that highlights the region’s local bounty. Held at the Saranac Lake Farmers’ Market, it gives attendees a chance to taste dishes created with local ingredients. Tickets are $15; $12 for vegetarians. Vendors open at 9 am, and lunch will be served at 11 am. The >>More


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Insect Apocalypse: What We Don’t Know May Bite Us


Last February you might have seen news stories about an impending insect apocalypse. “Huge global extinction risk.” “Plummeting insect numbers threaten collapse of nature.” “Insects are dying off at a scary rate.” And those were just the headlines on online articles from New Scientist, The Guardian, and Fortune. Whew. The source was an article in the journal Conservation Biology by Francisco Sanchez-Bayo of the University of Sydney, Australia, and Kris Wyckhuys at the China Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing. Reviewing existing studies, they concluded that 40 percent of insect species are declining, a third are endangered, » Continue Reading. >>More


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Local History Project Plans 100th Story Celebration


The Keene Valley Library is set to host a 100 Story Celebration for the multi-year local history project, Adirondack Community: Capturing, Retaining, and Communicating the Stories of Who We Are, on Saturday, September 14th, from 2 to 4 pm. Light refreshments will be served. The multi-year local history project collects and organizes audio stories and related photographs from Town of Keene community members through an online platform to share the unique social and cultural history of Keene. Volunteer storytellers have now recorded more than 100 first-person accounts and submitted related images about life in the Town of Keene. Keene residents >>More


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Canalway Challenge Racks Up Big Miles


People from 24 US states, Puerto Rico, and Canada have pledged to walk, run, cycle, and paddle 300,000 miles along New York’s canals and Canalway Trail this year as part of the Canalway Challenge. The new program invites people to trace history while tracking miles to discover all they can do along New York’s canals, including the nearby Champlain Canal. Since launching in May, 591 individuals, 229 family/groups, 29 organizations, and 600 Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour participants have set their sights on completing a personal mileage goal along the canal this year. Participants choose 15 miles, 90 miles, >>More


Saturday, August 24, 2019

Get More Adirondack Almanack


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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Poetry: Sleeping Bag


Sleeping Bag Such a supple anomaly, to lay inside a sleeping bag. The carcasses from roads could not have it better. Attuned to abeyance, rolled up like a napkin in a French bistro, and zoned out to the blithe, unconditioned air measuring the exhalations of a fly caving with the rain that only falls during childbirth. In a word, assuaged. Read More Poems From The Adirondack Almanack HERE. View original post.


Friday, August 23, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Sacandaga River History: The Piseco, Lake Pleasant Reservoirs Cycle Adirondacks Riders Experience High Peaks, Rolling Hills and Farmlands An Adirondack Guideboat Returns to Long Lake Police Highest Paid Warren County Employees Latest Opioid Numbers Need Broader Context Tourism Study Finds Less Camping, More Airbnbs A Three Generation History In The Local DPW Don Lehman Looks to Quiet Waters One of Tupper’s Two Catholic Churches Is For Sale, To The » Continue Reading. View original post.


Friday, August 23, 2019

Adirondack Regional Theatre Awards Scholarships


Olivia Storms of Morrisonville and Kaleb Pecoraro of Plattsburgh are the recipients of the Adirondack Regional Theatre Scholarship for 2019. The Scholarship rewards a high school senior or college bound student who plans to study in the field of theater, music or dance. Adirondack Regional Theatre is a non-profit community theatre that works primarily with the youth of the North Country. Adirondack Regional Theatre has performed for over 195,000 North Country residents since 2000. Storms graduated from Peru High School and will be majoring in Musical Theatre at the Dean College in Franklin Massachusetts. She has performed with Adirondack Regional >>More


Friday, August 23, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


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Thursday, August 22, 2019

A 90-Miler Adirondack Canoe Classic Watcher’s Guide


The 37th Annual Adirondack Canoe Classic, the 3-day, 90-mile paddling event from Old Forge to Saranac Lake, will take place September 6 – 8, 2019. Here is what you need to know: The 90-Miler attracts a full contingent of solo, tandem, 4 person and 8 person canoes, solo and tandem kayaks and one and two person guide boats. More than 600 people, from 22 different states, are expected to take part during the fall foliage season. The Adirondack Watershed Alliance (AWA) works with local municipalities, tourism agencies, volunteer groups and local businesses to host paddlers for this North Country » >>More




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