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Monday, May 20, 2019

Ballet Meets The Beatles at Tannery Pond


Tannery Pond Center (TPC) in North Creek is set to present Ballet Meets The Beatles on Friday, May 31st at 7:30 pm. The program is a live performance by Chevalier Ballet dancing to the songs of The Beatles performed by tribute band Across The Pond. They will be joined by a string quartet on such songs as Eleanor Rigby, All You Need Is Love, A Day in The Life, Here Comes The Sun and more. The show begins with Across The Pond performing an ‘Ed Sullivan Set’ of early rockers before they are joined by Chevalier and a string quartet. >>More


Monday, May 20, 2019

Wild Times at the Adirondack History Museum


The Adirondack History Museum’s 2019 Season focuses on Wild Times in the Adirondacks. 2019 marks the centennial of the 18th Amendment’s ratification which not only began Prohibition but also ushered in a period of lawlessness across the country. An exhibit at the museum in Elizabethtown, Bootleggers and the Law in the Adirondacks, explores how the region was part of major bootlegging routes between Canada and New York City. The popular Adirondack Suffragists exhibit has been expanded to examine the Temperance Movement, which opposed the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The Adirondack History Museum’s Rosenberg Gallery will feature the work of two >>More


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Marshland Life of the American Bittern


Often, when I spot an interesting bird, I don’t have my binoculars handy. I’m holding a paddle or a pair of bicycle handlebars, which aren’t very helpful when it comes to birdwatching. That was the case during an early-morning bike ride last summer, when I noticed a brownish bird about the size of a chicken standing at the edge of a farm pond. I would have liked a better look, but it was clearly an American bittern, scanning for prey against a backdrop of reeds and cattails. It was a rare sighting for me, one I was lucky to have. >>More


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Hendrickson Hatch Fly Fishing Tournament June 1-2


The annual Hendrickson Hatch Fly Fishing Tournament has been set for Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2 in Malone. Tournament registration will run from 8 to 9:45 am at North Country Community College in Malone. Fishing will begin at 10 am on Saturday, and ends at 1 pm on Sunday. Registration fee is $70 online or at the door for adults and $25 for children 16 and under. Proceeds from the tournament are going to the Malone Revitalization Foundation for continued enhancement of the Salmon River. Registration includes an invitation to Saturday evening’s reception at the American Legion and a pulled >>More


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Keene Valley Local History Project Launching Soon


The Keene Valley Library is set to host a reception to launch the multi-year local history project, Adirondack Community: Capturing, Retaining, and Communicating the Stories of Who We Are, on Saturday, June 15, from 2 to 4 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Adirondack Community collects and organizes audio stories and related photographs from Town of Keene community members through an online platform to share the rich social and cultural history of their home in the Adirondack Mountains. Project organizers have begun to record three- to five-minute stories from residents and visitors, who have submitted related images that document their >>More


Saturday, May 18, 2019

William C. Geer Invented Plane-Wing Deicing Device


Based on his remarkable career as an inventor and the immeasurable but tremendous value of three creations of his to businesses and millions of individuals — a better golf ball, gas masks, and the industrial adhesive Vulcalock — it seems there should be a historical marker at William Geer’s birthplace and perhaps a museum wing up north, or at least an exhibit featuring his story. And that’s without even considering his greatest invention of all: the airplane-wing deicer. That’s right, a North Country man, born and raised, did that. Unlike many inventions that are completely replaced by better alternatives in >>More


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Poetry: Do Not Google It


Do not Google it Accept that it slumbers over silky nets of sword ferns. When daybreak shines on them you will know without asking. View original post.


Friday, May 17, 2019

Featured Hike: Kane Mountain, Caroga Lake


Kane Mountain, located in the Shaker Mountain Wild Forest can be ascended via two routes which can be used to make a loop hike. A fire tower is located on the 2,060-foot summit. Kane Mountain East Trail is the most direct route, ascending 560 feet and 0.8 mile from the Kane Mountain Trailhead Parking Area to the summit. Kane Mountain North Trail descends 560 feet and 1.3 miles from the summit to the Kane Mountain Trailhead Parking Area. A 2.1-mile loop hike from Kane Mountain Trailhead Parking Area over the summit of and back to the trailhead » Continue Reading. >>More


Friday, May 17, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Railroad Bed Washed Out Near Hoel Pond (Photos) John Sheehan Discusses Adirondack Issues (WAMC) A Fishing Tale from an Antsy Angler (Tim Rowland) Not A Fan of Saranac River Whitewater Park Plan DEC Seeing Shortage of Lifeguards in Recent Years Lewis Henry Morgan and Ely S. Parker’s Many Legacies ‘Round the Mountain Race Kicks Off Paddling Season Severe Winter Impacts Adirondack Whitetail Deer Can North Country Downtowns be Reinvented? » Continue Reading. View original post.


Friday, May 17, 2019

Athol’s “A Woman’s Place” (1974-1982) Presentation


During the summer of 1974 women gathered for weekend retreats in Paradox, NY at the site of The Highland Community School. Seven bonded, pooled their resources, and bought an abandoned rustic resort on 23 acres of land in Athol, just northwest of Lake George in Warren County. Lorraine Duvall will give a presentation at 6:30 pm on Wednesday May 29 at the Caldwell Lake George Library about her search for the women who were part of this experiment 45 years ago when they started the women’s commune A Woman’s Place. Duvall says “They » Continue Reading. View original post.