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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

New Historic Saranac Lake Exhibit Celebrates the Arts


Historic Saranac Lake has announced an opening reception for “The Art of the Cure,” a new exhibit in the John Black Room of the Saranac Laboratory Museum, located 89 Church Street. This exhibit highlights Saranac Lake’s rich history of the arts. The Trudeau Sanatorium and the Study and Craft Guild offered groundbreaking occupational therapy programs to tuberculosis patients, many of whom went on to become accomplished artists, writers, and craftspeople. “The Art of the Cure” will present more than twenty-five individuals and their accomplishments, such as composer Bela Bartok, potter Mott Chapin, and jewelry makers Betty and Martin Koop. The >>More


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Clinton County History Conference Planned


A Clinton County History Conference has been set for Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 9 am to 3 pm, at the Beekmantown Town Hall, 571 Spellman Road, West Chazy. The conference will is planned with historians and interested members of the public in mind.  Topics will include preserving historic buildings, erecting historic markers, encouraging heritage tourism, safely preserving grave stones, and local genealogy. Opening the conference will be New York State Historian Devin Lander, who will give remarks at 9:30 am.  Additional speakers include representatives from the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Association, the Northern New York American Canadian Genealogical » Continue >>More


Monday, June 10, 2019

Did Her Independence Sink APA Acting Chair Feldman?


Having been nominated and confirmed to the NYS Adirondack Park Agency five years earlier, Karen Feldman was named by Governor Cuomo as APA’s acting chair following the resignation of Sherman Craig in summer 2018. In Ms. Feldman the Governor had an experienced board member chairing APA and one interested in continuing on as permanent chair of the eleven-member board. Ms. Feldman appeared energetic, communicative with board, staff and the public, engaged in APA matters, politically astute and well connected. She seemed prepared and ready to lead. One would think she would be a shoe-in to be named APA chair at >>More


Monday, June 10, 2019

Electronic Music Summit in Saranac Lake


Lake Flower Landing has announced “Electronic Music Summit,” the second installment of its Sound & Vision Series, a four-hour meeting-of-the-minds featuring performers from near and far, is set for Saturday, June 15th at 7 pm. Five acts will present sets from 30 minutes to an hour, ranging from deep listening, ambient “mood music,” improvisation, to conventionally structured songs, featuring a variety of instruments, some created by and for the performers. Opening the evening is Jerod Sommerfeldt, Professor of Electronic Music Composition and Theory at Crane School of Music in Potsdam. Sommerfeldt’s music focuses on the creation of algorithmic and stochastic >>More


Monday, June 10, 2019

Wilmington Whiskey Run, Heritage Festival and Speakeasy


The Wilmington Historical Society is set to host the Wilmington Whiteface Heritage Festival on Saturday, June 15th from 11 am to 4 pm at Festival Field located at 2 Cunningham Lane (just off Springfield Road) in Wilmington. One of three events happening throughout the day, it is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The Heritage Festival will follow the 3rd annual Whiskey Run event which begins at 9:30 am. The final event of the day is a Speakeasy Soiree at Pourman’s Tap House which will take place from 8 to 11 pm, also free and open to the >>More


Monday, June 10, 2019

2019 Lake Champlain Cyanobacteria Monitoring, Trainings


The Lake Champlain Committee’s (LCC) 2019 cyanobacteria monitoring season gets underway the week of June 16.  Everyone who uses, enters, or goes near the Lake Champlain should have a general awareness of cyanobacteria, often referred to as blue-green algae. These are a wide group of organisms, including species that are native, common and natural, but under certain conditions can create extensive blooms that can be a potential health hazard. Cyanobacteria warnings are posted each summer in Lake Champlain and other local lakes. Compounds produced by cyanobacteria can trigger skin irritations and gastro-intestinal illness, may cause itching and irritation of eyes, >>More


Sunday, June 9, 2019

40 Years of Employment Trends in the Adirondacks


The fourth major economic indicator that was examined in The Adirondack Park and Rural America: Economic and Population Trends 1970-2010 was changes in the employment rate. In 2010, the employment rate of the population 16 years and older in New York State stood at 57.7% and in the U.S. it was 57.6%. The U.S. Census data used does not separate full-time and part-time jobs, nor does it provide information on the quality of these jobs, benefits or health insurance, among other things. The data is for people in a given geography 16 years and older who are employed at the >>More


Sunday, June 9, 2019

DEC Releases Oswegatchie Conservation Easement Plans


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the release of a Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Oswegatchie Conservation Easement (CE). The Oswegatchie CE encompasses approximately 16,929 acres in the towns of Croghan and Diana in Lewis County, including more than 14,000 acres within the Adirondack Park. The property surrounds 3.5 miles of the Middle Branch of the Oswegatchie River, shares 9.6 miles of boundary with forest preserve lands, and one mile of boundary with state forest land. The Oswegatchie CE is primarily accessed from Bald Mountain Road, leading north from Long Pond Road in the >>More


Sunday, June 9, 2019

12th Annual Adirondack Coast Museums Weekend


The Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance is set to host the 12th Annual Museum Days Weekend throughout Clinton County on June 15-16, 2019, inviting visitors and residents to explore the area’s wealth of museums, galleries and cultural organizations. From 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, participating locations will offer free admission, including demonstrations, tours, exhibits, hands-on activities, and more. This year’s event coincides with the first of two New York State “Path Through History” Weekends in 2019. The full Museum Days Weekend schedule will be published is on the Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance website. The » Continue Reading. >>More


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Mountain Air Painters: New Exhibition at View


View has announced its newest exhibition, Mountain Air Painters: ADK Expressions en Plein Air. The exhibition will run from June 15 to August 11, 2019. The works on display come from the Mountain Air Painters, a group of New York State and Adirondack artists who have been meeting weekly for several decades from spring through fall to paint together en Plein air (French for “in the open air”) throughout the Adirondacks. The group keeps a long list of various painting locations, from downtown Old Forge, the Green Bridge, and McCauley Mountain to private camps tucked in and around one of >>More




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