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Friday, July 5, 2019

Specialty Fruit Trials On Research Farm Tour

The Cornell University Willsboro Research Farm Open House has been set for Wednesday, July 10 from 1:30 to 4 pm. Young specialty fruit trials funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP) will be among the many crop plots available for touring during the open house. The tour of the farm facilities and research fields is free and open to the public. It will leave the main office at 48 Sayward Lane, Willsboro, at 2 pm. NNYADP grants to the Willsboro farm support the research aimed at developing new specialty fruit crops suited to » Continue Reading. >>More

Friday, July 5, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories

Forest Preserve Tree Cutting Ruled Unconstitutional Major Conservation Reform Bill Falls Short Frontcountry Stewards Established in Keene Hiker Dies At Shelving Rock Mountain Ellen Rocco Retires from NCPR Hiker Dies of Apparent Fall At Cascade Mtn Plattsburgh Protest Against Detention Camps Regis Applejack Summer Camp Repermitted NC Community College Raising Tuition Outer Gooley Farmhouse Condemned Subscribe to the Adirondack Almanack daily » Continue Reading. View original post.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

State Tree Cutting on Forest Preserve Ruled Unconstitutional

The Appellate Division, Third Department, ruled Wednesday that state tree cutting to build a network of wide class II community connector snowmobile trails in the Adirondack Forest Preserve violated Article XIV, Section 1 of the State Constitution. The Appellate Division, Third Department, reversed a lower court ruling issued in 2017. Protect the Adirondacks had challenged the constitutionality of cutting more than 25,000 trees to build over 27 miles of new snowmobile trails in the Forest Preserve. The lawsuit was started » Continue Reading. View original post.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (July 4)

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 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 >>More

Thursday, July 4, 2019

High Peaks Frontcountry Stewards in Keene

The Town of Keene, the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI), and the Paul Smith’s College adventure guides are providing information and education to hikers in the High Peaks through a new frontcountry steward program. Stewards will be positioned in the Town of Keene along Route 73. Stewards are being stationed at the Marcy Field parking lot on the corner of Airport Road and Route 73, Wednesday through Sunday and on holidays. Stewards will be in the Roaring Brook, Giant, and Chapel Pond areas Friday through Sunday in the summer and weekends through Columbus Day with extended hours during >>More

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Keeseville Kicking-Off Adirondack Plein Air Festival Season

I always say I’m not in the market to buy art, but then I find myself in awe of all the talented artists and know that window shopping may not be enough. Even if I don’t buy art, I am always in the market to experience it. I love the possibility of seeing an artist in various Adirondack locations, putting creativity onto canvas. The benefit of a Plein Air Festival is in seeing those artists create in nature and then attend the art show to meet and discuss their process. Each Plein Air Festival starts with receptions, workshops, and community >>More

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Major Adirondack Conservation Reform Bill Falls Short

Legislation advanced in each house of the New York State Legislature this year that, if approved, would have amended the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Act to require conservation development standards, clustering, and open space protections for the largest proposed subdivisions in the Adirondack Park. The proposed bill would be the most significant amendment to the Land Use and Development Plan since enactment in 1973. The legislation gained some bi-partisan support but failed to advance in final days of the session when North Country representatives Senator Betty Little and Assemblymember Dan Stec lobbied to keep the bill from coming up for >>More

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Sembrich Hosts Seagle Music Colony’s Children’s Opera

Young artists at the Seagle Music Colony will present the children’s opera Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers on Wednesday, July 17 at 10 am, at The Sembrich, in Bolton, on Lake George. A 45-minute one-act opera for the whole family, Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers is described as a new, action-packed tale of bravery, smarts, and family ties. In this epic tale by composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist David Johnston, brave Monkey and clever Francine work together to escape the clutches of a dishonest crocodile and the evil Lord of the Tigers to save >>More

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Clifton-Fine Summer Music Series

The Cultural Arts Committee of the Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corp has announced the 19th Annual Clifton-Fine Summer Music Series. All shows are funded through grant awards and individual donors, to bring free, live music to the Clifton-Fine region of the Adirondacks. Free concerts include: Contra Dance – Friday, July 5th – 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Cranberry Lake Pavilion (behind Community Center). Featuring the music of Rick Kovacs and his crew with caller Bob Nicholson. Crackin’ Foxy – Friday, July 19th – 7 pm – Wanakena Gazebo Green.  A Saranac Lake based ensemble inspired by early 1930s swing, Hawaiin, and >>More

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Searches, Rescues, Hiker Dies At Shelving Rock Mountain

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. Franklin County Town of Santa Clara Wilderness Rescue: On June 24 at 2:42 pm, Franklin County 911 transferred a call to DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch from two hikers in their late 60s on Saint >>More


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