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Friday, March 15, 2019

Annual Hike-A-Thon Sees Surge in Early Registrations


Early-bird registrations for the Lake George Land Conservancy’s (LGLC) Hike-A-Thon have set new records for the event organizers say. Now in its 7th year, the online registration form went live March 4; just 24 hours later, 363 people had registered, filling up five of the 17 available sites. One week later, the registration total reached 450. With an expected attendance of more 600 hikers, paddlers and volunteers, the Lake George Hike-A-Thon continues to be the LGLC’s largest event. Always scheduled for July 5th, the event has rotated through the days of the week; this year the 5th » Continue Reading. >>More


Friday, March 15, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Activists Call For Revitalization of State Parks System The Difference Between Antlers and Horns Nina Lussi Back in Flight at World Championships Classic Adirondack Resorts of Wealthy Are Cool Again Becoming a 46er with My Daughter: Cascade and Porter Logging Tunes: Local Musicians And Old Songs Watertown Tops Scale of Political Tolerance Groups Name Top Five Threats to the Adirondacks The Pirate Queen Making Academic Science Free Online <li » Continue Reading. View original post.


Friday, March 15, 2019

Indian Lake Irish Road Bowling Saturday


My family has consistently been a part of the Irish Road Bowling tradition that takes to the streets of Indian Lake each St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Last year we joined over 60 teams to take turns bowling along the lane with the hopes of finishing with the lowest score. Don’t worry if you don’t like to bowl, the costumed teams make it just as much to watch as it is to play. For the 13th year, visitors and the community of Indian Lake are celebrating the Irish tradition of road bowling. No matter the weather, Indian Lake  consistently offers » >>More


Friday, March 15, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


Champlain Freezes, First Time in Years Trump Environmental Record Worries Advocates New Frontier Town Campground Taking Reservations Ticks Getting More Numerous, Lethal Warrensburg Officials Seek Hamlet Expansion Warren Co Sues Former RR Operator Forks Man Charged With Killing Woman Trans People Banned From Military New Leads in Garrett Phillips Case Tickets Decline As Rangers Focus on Rescues Subscribe to the Adirondack » Continue Reading. View original post.


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Gouverneur’s Rhoda Fox Graves, NYS Political Trailblazer


Bucking the odds is a common theme of Walter-Mitty-type fantasies — overcoming daunting obstacles to become a winner, or a hero at some level. Few of us actually live the dream, but sometimes it happens, and during Women’s History Month, an incredible North Country example comes to mind: Rhoda F. Graves of Gouverneur in St. Lawrence County. The extreme unlikelihood of her becoming a historic figure in state politics makes her story all the more compelling. And the details are amazing. Extreme unlikelihood? Well, consider that for the first two-thirds of her life, the groundbreaking events of the final third >>More


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Flood Watch, Ice Jams Possible: Current Outdoor Conditions (Mar 14)


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. Carry proper safety equipment and weather protection and bring plenty of water, lights and a map. >>More


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Comments Sought on Fulton County State Forests


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they are seeking public input regarding the Draft Unit Management Plan (Draft UMP) for 5,850 acres of State Forest lands in Fulton County. This management unit includes Lassellsville State Forest, Peck Hill State Forest, and Rockwood State Forest. These lands are located in the towns of Ephratah, Oppenheim, and Johnstown. A public meeting will be held at 5:30 pm on March 19, 2019, at the Johnstown Town Hall at 2753 NY-29 in Johnstown. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Attendees are asked to provide any requests for specific accommodations >>More


Thursday, March 14, 2019

NCCC Releases Results of Community Pool Survey


Local residents would like to see more programs offered at the North Country Community College pool in Saranac Lake at hours that are more convenient to them, according to a recent survey conducted by the college. A total of 491 people took the online survey, which the college hopes to use to help inform future decision-making about the pool. Among the highlights of the survey, a large number of respondents (21 percent) said they haven’t used the college pool in the past year, while others (15 percent) said they use it several times a season or two to three times >>More


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Bauer: ORDA Should Not Play Games With Article XIV


It’s not every day that one gets to see a well-worn aphorism ring true. The philosopher George Santayana wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  In the Adirondacks this is now playing out at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Recreation Area. The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) manages this area for a variety of winter Olympic sports – cross-country skiing, biathlon, bobsled, and luge, among others. It’s also a popular cross-country ski area for the public, and starting in 2018 it became the staging area for a new trail to Cascade Mountain, where the public » >>More


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Other Milhollands: John and Vida


In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Warren County Historical Society will host “The Other Milhollands: John and Vida” on Wednesday, March 27, at 7 pm in Glens Falls. Managing Director of the Ticonderoga Historical Society Diane O’Connor will be the presenter. John E. Milholland, born in 1860, was a journalist, politician, inventor and publisher, who helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He was an owner of the Ticonderoga Sentinel newspaper and a key progressive figure of the early 1900s. Vida Milholland was born in 1888 and, while not as well-known as her sister, >>More