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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Adirondack Council’s APA Meeting Report


The Adirondack Council has reviewed the agenda for the upcoming May Adirondack Park Agency Board meeting and has made the following comments to the Park Agency: 1. Approval of Zip Line Construction and Other Modifications at the Olympic Regional Development Authority Olympic Jumping Complex: (Do Not Object) The proposed modifications to ORDA’s original order (2018-0025) are appropriate uses of Hamlet lands within the Town of North Elba and represent appropriate upgrades to an important economic attraction to the region. In reviewing the permit and its stated conditions, the Council does not object to the proposed changes. 2. Telecommunications Review and >>More


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Adirondack Experience to Honor Barbara Glaser


The board of trustees of Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake is set to honor Barbara Glaser with the 2019 Harold K. Hochschild Award at its annual benefit gala on Saturday, July 27 from 6 to 9 pm. The Harold K. Hochschild Award is dedicated to the memory of the museum’s founder, whose passion for the Adirondacks, its people and environment inspired the creation of the institution. Presented annually to recipients in a wide range of fields throughout the Adirondacks, this award honors their work to improve the region’s culture and quality of life. Barbara Glaser has served >>More


Monday, May 13, 2019

Historical Pilgrimages to the John Brown’s Farm


Memorial Day weekend is approaching, and along with the “unofficial start of summer,” the Adirondacks will experience its annual influx of vacationers. But in years past, visitors arrived in May for another purpose: a pilgrimage to the John Brown farm in North Elba, New York. At the farm, a wreath would be laid upon the abolitionist’s grave, and the song “John Brown’s Body” was sung. Though John Brown’s efforts in opposing slavery had been honored in various ways since his execution in 1859, these annual pilgrimages by black citizens began only in the 1920s, and were founded by Jesse Max >>More


Monday, May 13, 2019

Timberlock Trekkers Summer Program


The Timberlock Trekkers Summer Program for older teens (ages 15-16) has announced two weeks of backcountry canoeing and backpacking with several days of project work in collaboration with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, set for Sunday, July 28th, through Saturday, August 10th, 2019, at the Timberlock Resort in Indian Lake. This co-ed Trekkers program is led by a team of experienced wilderness leaders and is based out of the 100-year-old Timberlock Resort on Indian Lake, the Trekker teens will spend several days in a lakeside cabin planning and packing before heading into the backcountry. During the trip, the group will >>More


Monday, May 13, 2019

Prepare Your Child for Overnight Camp


With summer right around the corner, many parents are wondering how to best prepare their child for a summer camp experience. With over 70 years of positive youth development at 4-H Camp Overlook, we have learned some tried and true tips that will increase success at overnight camp and help eliminate or reduce homesickness for first time campers. Involve your child in the decision to attend camp. Look at the website and brochure together, and choose camp activities that matches your child’s interest and abilities. Short sessions (3 days) are ideal for first-time campers. Many camps offer » Continue Reading. >>More


Sunday, May 12, 2019

What Shall We Call This?


Anyone who’s spent time in the woods has seen them, a tree growing on top of a large stone or boulder, with its roots winding down around the stone to find nourishment, finally, in the surrounding earth. The tree could be a yellow birch or a spruce and we see them in many stages of their lives from seedlings growing out of a bed of moss and ferns to very mature trees. They are one of the great curiosities of the woods, often causing one to stop and examine, marveling at » Continue Reading. View original post.


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Children’s Music Festival at Whallonsburg Grange


An all-day festival of music and art for young people has been set for Saturday, May 18th at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall in Essex. The “Music with a Message Children’s Music Festival” focuses on the songs of the late folksinger Pete Seeger, whose 100th birthday is being celebrated around the world in May. The Music with a Message Festival is free and open to all youth ages 7-17. It runs from 9 am to 4 pm. Directed by award-winning music educator Jennifer Moore, the festival features group singing workshops with Adirondack folksinger Dan Berggren, informal demonstrations by Young Tradition Vermont, >>More


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Elizabethtown Civil War POW Benjamin Hall Talk in Ti


In 1861 Benjamin Hall of Elizabethtown in Essex County was one among many young men who enlisted to fight against the South in the Union Army. His wartime experiences took him to some of the major battlefields of the American Civil War, and finally to the notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp at Andersonville, Georgia. The Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to present a free public program entitled “Through the Gates of Hell: The Civil War Odyssey of Benjamin Hall,” on Friday, May 17 at 7 pm at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. » Continue Reading. View original >>More


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Vulcalock: Inventor William Geer’s Industrial Game-Changer


In the northeast corner of New York, just a few miles from where I grew up, is the village of Rouses Point. Lying directly south of Montreal, it has long provided access for rail shipments to U.S. markets. Where the main highway heading west exits the village is an underpass beneath the rails, so road traffic is not impeded by trains, but it’s a different story within the village, where the tracks cross three streets. I loved it as a young boy when my dad got stuck at one of those crossings, which forced us to sit and watch as >>More


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Horse Camp Is A Spring Tradition


On the weekend of May 17-19, the Franklin County Fairgrounds will be bustling with trailers arriving with horses of all colors, sizes, abilities and disciplines. 4H members and their families from the Franklin, Clinton, and Essex County 4H Horse Programs will be participating in a 37- year spring tradition known as Horse Camp. Youth will be brushing up and learning new skills in English and western riding, ranch riding, trail, miniature horsemanship, and showmanship and adding to their knowledge about the health and safety of their equine partners. They will be seen working their horses in the main ring, in >>More




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