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Sunday, September 22, 2019

NCCC Host Suicide Prevention Training in Malone

North Country Community College has invited the public to its Tulloch campus in Malone to mark National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month with a free QPR suicide prevention training session, on Wednesday, September 25th, at 6 pm in the Mills Mezzanine. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer – three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Participants will be trained in how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. The QPR Training will last approximately 90 minutes and will be provided by Christine >>More

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Whallonsburg Grange Lecture Series Announced

The fall Lyceum lecture series at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall is set to kick off on Tuesday, September 24th. The theme of this season is “Hidden in Plain Sight,” and the five lectures will examine well-known things from unusual angles and look at objects and ideas that have been hidden from plain view. The Lyceum takes place on Tuesdays at 7:30pm at the Grange. The full schedule includes: September 24, The Hidden History of World War II, 1931-1953, with UVM History professor and author Andy Buchanan discussing the continued impact of the war on global conflicts today. October 1, Behind >>More

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival at Paul Smiths

The Paul Smiths College and Cornell Cooperative Extension are set to host their Annual Rural Skills Homesteading Festival, on Saturday, September 28th, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the Paul Smiths College VIC. The Festival features rural skills demonstrations, workshops, food tastings, kid friendly activities, and more. There will be both displays of rural skills and hands-on mini workshops exploring guided wild edible walks, Native American traditional medicine, boiling water bath canning, making pro-biotic rich fermented pickles, raising goats for milk and meat, fresh pressed cider, wine making, water purification system, butter making, wine making, hex and hops brewers, >>More

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Color Remote: Adirondack Bushwhacking Photos

Erik Schlimmer’s new book Color Remote: Bushwhacking the Adirondack Mountains (Self Published/Beechwood Books, 2019) looks back at his nearly 1,000 peaks and more than 10,000 miles hiked in the Adirondack Mountains through Schlimmer grew up in Poughkeepsie until 1985, when he was 12 years old.  “At the time,” he says, “moving to the North Country seemed like a very bad idea. I thought I was being dragged to the Tibetan plateau.” He says he took the “when in Rome” approach and did what other kids were doing, including skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, hiking, and camping – all activities he had never >>More

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Featured Trails: Whiteface-Lake Placid Hiker Shuttle Stops

The free Whiteface-Lake Placid hiker shuttle has two departing locations in Lake Placid, the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort (Shuttle stop 1) and Mirror Lake Park, across from the High Peaks Resort (Shuttle stop 2). The shuttle runs every Friday through Sunday from September 13 – October 6, and for the four-day Columbus Day Weekend. Shuttles are scheduled approximately every 60 minutes. The last shuttle leaves Lake Placid from Mirror Lake Park at 2:47 pm. The shuttle will stop at the following locations: Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort Mirror Lake Park (across from High Peaks Resort) Whiteface » Continue Reading. View original >>More

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Poetry: Threads Of Gold

Threads Of Gold Up and down and all around, Stories of this lake abound. Tall tales of youth and friendships strong, That stood the test of time along, Dirt roads, backyards, small towns were shared, Hard work, hard fun, in mountain air. These stories born of times they had, Girlfriends, wood camps, the good and bad, Lake families bond from way back when The 40s, 50s, summers sans end. Sharing love and laughs and tears, Retelling stories year to year, Fellowship, community, Like threads of gold, stitch solidly. Words flow like ink upon a page, Of memories cherished, And memories, >>More

Friday, September 20, 2019

On Climate Strike!

On Friday, the Adirondack Almanack is on a climate strike. On the whole, processes that contribute to the accelerated climate change we are currently experiencing are a threat to the Adirondack Park, our national security, and the world’s human security.  It’s our responsibility to do something about it now. Local Climate Strike Locations for Friday, September 20th Saranac Lake – Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main Street, Saranac Lake (Noon) Queensbury – SUNY Adirondack Student Center, 640 Bay Road (Noon) Plattsburgh – Amity Plaza SUNY Plattsburgh, Rugar Street (11 am) Potsdam – SUNY Potsdam Campus at » Continue Reading. View original >>More

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Adirondack Rangers Make Several Wilderness Rescues

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 North Elba Wilderness Rescue: On Sept. 10 at 6:41 pm, DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a call from a hiker at Adirondak Loj. The hiker stated she assisted a 68-year-old >>More

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Sept 19)

This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon and updated on Friday. Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adklmanack@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 and lights, and a map. When >>More

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Pumpkinfest To Benefit North Country Life Flight

A lot of festivals happen around the Adirondacks. What sets the North County Life Flight Pumpkinfest apart is that this fundraiser benefits an organization that we all want to have available to us though we hope we will never have to use. This festival is a pay-as-you-play type of event with plenty of activities for your money. There are easy games of chance, pumpkin decorating, a hayride, touch-a-truck, and face painting. My favorite event is always the cakewalk because it’s truly a walk to win a cake. Not all activities are geared toward a younger set. » Continue Reading. View >>More

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