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Monday, April 8, 2019

Northern Current Music Fest Keeping Hobofest Spirit Alive

The inaugural Northern Current music festival is set to take place September 1st in Saranac Lake’s scenic Riverside Park. The festival replaces Hobofest, a beloved event that was held in Saranac Lake for a decade on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend until it was retired by organizers Peter Seward and Todd Smith in 2018. Hobofest, which originally took place at the local train station but eventually moved to Riverside Park, had a very distinct style and theme. The new committee organizing Northern Current hopes to embrace the same community spirit and grassroots origins cultivated by Hobofest, while expanding the >>More

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Common Ground Alliance Seeks Input on 2019 Forum

The public has been invited to complete a survey that will help inform discussions and policies that impact the Adirondack Park. The Adirondack Common Ground Alliance (CGA) wants to hear from people who live here year-round, part-time or are frequent visitors about issues that affect Adirondack communities, as well as forests and waterways. The deadline for the seven-question survey is May 1 and can be accessed online.  Survey results will be used to develop the working groups for the 13th annual CGA Forum, scheduled for Wednesday, July 24 at the Lake Placid Club Golf House. The » Continue Reading. View >>More

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Washington Co Artist Exhibiting at Hyde

Twenty-three of Washington County resident Jacob Houston’s paintings will be exhibited in the Hyde Collection’s Hoopes Gallery as A Magical World: The Art of Jacob Houston. When he was 12 years old, Houston entered one of his paintings into the Washington County Fair Farm exhibition and won first prize — an honor he took home every year until he aged out of the competition. In the years since, he has exhibited his art at more than a dozen venues. Houston won first prize at Lapham Gallery’s first LARAC 120 degrees Intercollegiate Art Competition, competing with artists from colleges throughout the >>More

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Charles Evans Hughes Lecture In Ticonderoga

Longtime Glens Falls Post-Star reporter Maury Thompson will present a program on local figure Charles Evans Hughes on April 12th in Ticonderoga. Hughes served as Governor of New York from 1907 until 1910. After serving as governor, Hughes was a U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. He resigned from the Court in 1916 to accept the Republican nomination for President, losing by a narrow margin to incumbent Democrat Woodrow Wilson. He would go on to serve as U.S. Secretary of State and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Maury Thompson will speak about Hughes and his regional connections, and will show >>More

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Wild Edibles Program In Warrensburg May 18th

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County is set to present a program on wild edibles on Saturday, May 18th from 9 am to 4 pm at the CCE Education Center in Warrensburg. This interactive class, open to the general public at the cost of $20 per person, will cover identification, harvest, and preparation techniques of a number of safely edible wild plants. Note that this class will be held, rain or shine, so make sure to dress accordingly. Participants should plan to pack a lunch. Registration is required and can be done by calling the CCE office at (518) 668-4881 >>More

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Springtime Forging: Free Range Shopping

Despite a very long winter that has not yet left this area, spring is now gracing us all with the presence of dirty snow banks and ice. It is those ugly snowbanks that are a harbinger that spring’s Free Range Shopping is coming soon. What is Free Range Shopping? It is a means of freely foraging nutritious and delicious food. By mid to late April, as top layers of soil are visible and warmed by the sun, delicious morsels will be offered. Some of the earliest available plants will include dandelion, sunchokes, and ramps. Dandelion, taraxacum officianle, roots may be >>More

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Rhoda Fox Graves, NYS Political Trailblazer (Part 4)

During Rhoda Fox’s efforts on behalf of the Republican Party from 1918 through 1923, there was plenty of praise for her in the media and no criticism, but she was a non-office holder. When she decided in 1924 to run for an Assembly seat, anti-woman resistance was evident, gently discouraging the idea by praising her activism but insisting the job was best done by a man. When she surprised most people and won, the anti-woman factions maintained their stance but were forced to grudgingly accepted her. Now, with the announcement of a run for the Senate, the kid gloves were >>More

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Poetry: I Know This Forest

There is a forest that I can’t get away from. A forest of tombs still as tree trunks. There is a forest. The smell of red pine needles- the pathways of my ancestors. There is a forest. When I am not alive like I usually am. There is a forest. When I step in mink tracks, I know these tracks in my tendons. I know this forest. It pounds into the shale, like a crumbling ravine of hunger. I know this forest. Returning from vanished glaciers. A ghost in the temperature. Read More Poems From The Adirondack Almanack HERE. View >>More

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week

2 Captive Black Bears Escape Adirondack Wildlife Refuge State to Close More Roadside Parking in High Peaks Ticonderoga Trekkie’s Painstaking Recreation of Original Set (Video) Sheriff, Some Residents Push For Armed School Police Insects Dying at Record Rates During 6th Mass Extinction Can Wilderness True Coexsist With Humans? Apparently Not Bears Escape Wilmington Refuge, Return to Wild Adirondack Opera Hopes To Move A Nation Wright Peak: A Perfect Hike » Continue Reading. View original post.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Rangers Make Rescue at Pilot Knob Preserve, Lake George

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. Washington County Town of Fort Anne Rescue: On March 30 at 4:15 pm three Forest Rangers responded to a call to DEC Ray Brook Dispatch reporting a 47-year-old female who had sustained an ankle >>More