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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Holiday Humor: Regional Letters to Santa from Long Ago


Plenty of laughs are scattered throughout this year’s collection of letters (unedited) to Santa. Check out the first two for an idea of what to expect. Enjoy! From 1901: Gloversville Daily Leader Broadalbin. Dear Santa Claus: — I wish you would bring me a hand sleigh so I can ride down hill. We live close by a hill where all the girls and boys ride and it is awful aggravating to see all of them riding down hill when I cant ride. I will be very thankful if you will bring me a sleigh and I won’t ask for anything >>More


Saturday, December 29, 2018

SL Winter Carnival Accepting Parade Applications


Applications for parade performers participating during the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival are now available online at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com. Applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 39 Main Street in Saranac Lake. The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will take place from February 1-10 featuring a “Prehistoric Park” theme. The Gala Parade will take place on Saturday, February 9 and there will be trophies awarded for floats and walking units in six different categories (Business, Civic or Volunteer Group, Youth Group, School Group, Independent Group and Animal Unit) as well » Continue Reading. View original >>More


Saturday, December 29, 2018

Poetry: One Piece at a Time


  One Piece at a Time Asleep by the sound of a time before winter-a time when the mountains were still graced with the warm scent of unsmelted iron. Rising like Asimov’s balloon, you make me feel like a sacrament of dewdrops dropping on a syrupy absinthe green arborvitae below. Holding one of your wind scourged teardrops, you make me feel the grit, one piece at a time View original post.


Friday, December 28, 2018

Featured Hike: Prospect Mountain, Lake George


This 1.5-mile hike climbs 1,630 feet from the trailhead on Smith Street to the 2,030-foot summit of Prospect Mountain. There you will be able to enjoy a 360-degree, 100-mile view which includes Lake George, Vermont’s Green Mountains, New Hampshire’s White Mountains, New York’s Adirondack High Peaks and, on a very clear day, the Laurentian Mountains of Canada. Featured Hikes are recommended by DEC. Map of Prospect Mountain courtesy Adirondack Atlas. View original post.


Friday, December 28, 2018

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Adaptive Skiers Tackle the Double H Ranch Ski Hill Hoffman Notch: Potential Trail Route A Corridor to Beauty Photos Through the Years at the Mountaineer Trump Threatens to Close Border with Mexico ‘Entirely’ ICE Targeting VT Activists, With State DMV Help Jackie Sauter’s 47 years at North Country Public Radio How NYS Turns A Regular Person Into A Judge Hunting Faces an Ethical Reckoning (High Country News) Adirondack Climate Change Effects: Warming Waters <a class="LinkItem" href="https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/37693/20181221/if-you-think-police-mistreated-you-in-rural-nys-where-should-you-turn" target="_blank" » Continue Reading. View original post.


Friday, December 28, 2018

VIEW Offering Internships for Summer 2019


View, the non-profit multi-arts venue in the Adirondacks, is offering summer internships to college students and recent graduates. View interns will receive hands-on practical training in arts programming and day-to-day operations.
 Interns may assist in more than one area depending on their abilities and interests, but are designated to specific roles, such as Exhibitions Assistant, Workshop Assistant, Performance Assistant, Marketing and Media Assistant, and Event and Benefits Assistant. Responsibilities will include assisting with benefits and fundraisers, preparation and distribution of promotional materials, exhibition installation and take down, various administrative tasks and errands, and communication with visitors and associates. Excellent computer >>More


Friday, December 28, 2018

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Adirondack Hikers Rescued From Colden, Prospect


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 Search/Rescue: At 3 pm on Dec. 19, DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a call from a mother whose daughter was texting her requesting assistance with getting back to >>More


Thursday, December 27, 2018

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Dec 27)


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. Always carry proper safety equipment – including plenty of food, water, flashlights, space blanket, emergency whistle, >>More


Thursday, December 27, 2018

Ski Jumpers Vie for U.S. Cup Fri-Sat


Several of the United States’ top up-and-coming ski jumpers are set to return to the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid to vie for U.S. Cup titles and for a spot on the U.S. Junior World Championship Team on Friday and Saturday, December 28th and 29th. Spectators can watch the high-flying action as ski jumpers launch themselves from the top of the 90-meter ski jump and soar the length of a football. The U.S. Cup and Junior World Team trials begin both days with first round action at 10 am, followed by second round jumping at » Continue Reading. View >>More