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Sunday, October 21, 2018

2018 Cycle Adirondacks Community Projects Funded


Cycle Adirondacks, in partnership with Adirondack Foundation and the Cloudsplitter Foundation, have donated over $5,000 to community generated projects in Speculator, Inlet and North Creek as part of its CycleADK Gives program. The three communities served as overnight hosts for CycleADK’s 2018 Ultimate Cycling Vacation, which drew over 230 cyclists from across the United States and Canada to the Adirondacks from August 18-24 for a week-long bicycle tour. In addition to crowdfunding and donating money to three community projects – improvements to a community trail in Speculator, construction of a public water fountain in Inlet and planning of native pollinators >>More


Saturday, October 20, 2018

Mallards: The Chevy Impala of Ducks


My francophone wife is often amused as I commence à apprendre la langue, like the time I said connard when I meant canard. For the monolingual English-speakers out there, canard means duck, while the rough equivalent of connard is a word that rhymes with “spithead,” and that you don’t want your kids to say. But where mallards and other puddle-ducks are concerned, the two are related. The drake (male) can be an absolute connard sometimes. The Darwinian principle “survival of the fittest” is not always about who wins the antler fight or arm-wresting contest. Fitness means being well-suited » Continue >>More


Saturday, October 20, 2018

Poetry: Pledge


Pledge I pledge allegiance to the Creator, who gives life to all beings, and to the animals, plants, insects, water, and rocks, for which the Creator allowed to exist. One Universe neither above or below, indivisible, with love and compassion for all. View original post.


Friday, October 19, 2018

Featured Hike: Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain, Essex County


Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain (2,162 feet), part of the Taylor Pond Wild Forest, provides 360-degree views of the surrounding area and may be accessed by either of two trails. The 1.9-mile Observer’s Trail ascends 1,280 feet from the trailhead to the Poke-O-Moonshine summit along the route of an old access road used by fire observers. The trail travels through the forest for much of its length and several beaver ponds may be observed along the route. The 1.8-mile Ranger Trail ascends 1,280 feet from the trailhead in the Poke-O-Moonshine Day Use Area to the summit. Significant work has been completed to upgrade >>More


Friday, October 19, 2018

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Papers of President Theodore Roosevelt Now Online Is Acid Rain Coming Back to the Adirondacks? Mapping Land Tenure Pluralism in the St. Lawrence River Valley Budget, Board Diversity at issue in St. Lawrence County Hudson River Impacts From NY Harbor Surge Barriers Green Party’s Howie Hawkins’ Run For Governor Keene Valley Canvas: Marcy Neville on House Painting Fact Check: Stefanik’s Health Care Statements Misleading Government Critic Named by Politicians to IDA Post Star » Continue Reading. View original post.


Friday, October 19, 2018

Drinking Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month


The owners of Adirondack Winery are making sure that everyone has an opportunity to Drink Pink for the remainder of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the sixth year, Adirondack Winery donates a certain amount from each specially marked bottle of their Drink Pink Berry Breeze blush wine for the American Cancer Society’s Marking Strides Breast Cancer Adirondack Chapter. According to Adirondack Winery co-owner Sasha Pardy, last year’s fundraising goal was exceeded and they have high hopes that this year’s $6,500 goal will be met as well. The semi-sweet, fruit-infused wine is just one way people can contribute » Continue Reading. >>More


Friday, October 19, 2018

Women’s Health The Focus Of Community Health Forum


This years Adirondack Health’s Community Health Forum has been set for Wednesday October 24th, and will focus on women’s health, with the theme Laugh & Learn. The forum will be held at the Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main Street in Saranac Lake. Starting at 5:30 pm, attendees will be able to learn about various women’s health topics from yoga to mammography, participate in fun activities, and indulge in light refreshments. At 6:30 pm, organizers will present a performance by the Adirondack Lawn Chair Ladies. After that, a team of Adirondack Health physicians will discuss women’s health topics. Drs. Emily Szczech, >>More


Friday, October 19, 2018

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


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Thursday, October 18, 2018

RR Board President Responds To Rail-Trail Issues


It is certainly unfortunate that the debate concerning the Adirondack Railroad has continued for as long as it has. One would surely think that adults, objective in their analyses and wishing for the greatest good as an outcome, could have solved this long ago but, no. There is even a renewed attack from the trail advocates. We had hoped that after the resounding success in the courts and the unambiguous decision of State Supreme Court Justice Robert G. Main, that we could begin talks to successfully implement the 1996 Unit Management Plan and not continue the bickering. So let’s take >>More


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Oct 18)


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