Singing for Suffrage Event in North Creek Sunday
Singing for Suffrage, a theatrical folk music program, has been set for Sunday, March 1st, at the Tannery Pond Center in North Creek. Produced and performed by Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan, Singing for Suffrage tells the story of women’s suffrage through song – from the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls in 1848 to the ratification of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution in 1920. A reception will follow the concert to further honor the centennial of women’s suffrage and the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Representatives from the Johnsburg Historical Society, Warren » Continue Reading.
Viewpoint: State Facilitating Unlimited Access to High Peaks
It seems pretty clear at this point that the state agencies that manage the High Peaks Wilderness Area, and adjacent Wilderness areas, are not interested in limiting public use. The state is investing in new parking areas, new hiking trails, and a new hiker transportation system that are all designed to facilitate ever-higher levels of public use in the High Peaks, not limit it. Consider the change underway at Cascade Mountain. The new and improved hiking trails that are under construction to the summits of Cascade and Porter mountains and to Mt. Van Hoevenberg will begin at a new trailhead » Continue Reading.
Vt Director Screening ‘Wetware’ in Placid Friday
The Adirondack Film Society (AFS) continues to bring thought-provoking films to the Adirondacks as part of the winter AFS Screening Series. Wetware, a sci-fi film from Vermont Director Jay Craven, will make its Adirondack debut at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts this Friday, February 28th. Craven will be on hand to answer questions about his latest collaboration and why making films grounded in the North Country is an important part of his process. “There is a different connection when an audience is attuned to their own sense of place,” Craven said. “We’ve had great success reaching deep into the region. To me, » Continue Reading.
Long Lake Offering Leap Day ‘Little Bus’ Adventures
The Long Lake “Little Bus” is set to run in Long Lake on Saturday, February 29th, from 5 pm to midnight. The public is invited to take free rides on the little bus to The Geiger Arena and Mt. Sabattis for a family night of ice skating, sledding, and a bonfire under the stars, or visits to one or more of the community’s dining establishments. The Mt. Sabattis/Geiger Arena will be open from 1 to 5 pm and 6 pm until 10 pm with skating, sledding, and a bonfire. The little bus phone number is (518) 524-3106, the phone will be on starting at 5 pm and » Continue Reading.
Lake George Arts Project’s Bands ‘n Beans
Lake George Arts Project’s annual winter fundraiser, “Bands ‘n Beans” has been set for March 29, from 2 to 7 pm. More than twenty five area restaurants are set to present guests with their best chili in a friendly competition to win in a number of categories. Attendees will taste them all and vote on their favorite while ten local bands will play continuous music on two stages. This year’s lineup includes Rich Ortiz & friends, The Switch, Stony Creek Band, Dirt Cheap, The Blonde Roots Band, PJ Duo, Mirabile & Jacobs, Rick Bolton & Jackie Dugas, Steve & Kenny, and Tim Wechgelaer » Continue Reading.
Forest Rangers Respond To Lost Skiers, Hikers, Snowmobile Accidents
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. Essex County Town of Wilmington Wilderness Rescue: On February 21 at 3:49 pm, DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a request to assist a 56-year-old male and an 18-year-old male from Boston, Massachusetts, who became disoriented after out-of-bounds skiing at Whiteface » Continue Reading.
Tim Rowland On The Plastic Bag Ban
I am a good boy when it comes to plastics, mainly. I do own reusable totes, many of which were given to me as swag at the 2011 national auto show for some reason. Nor do I ask for a straw if the garçon does not bring me one. Sometimes I may even thank his establishment for not passing out straws, unless I am in a particularly crabby mood, which, come to think of it, I usually am. I view paper, reed and hemp straws with bland indifference. It seems like overreach, a lot of effort to replicate a product that is not crucial to existence. My » Continue Reading.
Paul Smith’s College Makes ‘Graduation Guarantee’
Paul Smith’s College has announced “The Graduation Guarantee,” a program that allows students who do not graduate within four years to complete their required coursework with no additional tuition cost. Available to new Paul Smith’s attendees in the fall of 2020 and beyond, the program is designed to support students who have not met graduation requirements in May of their fourth year by relieving the tuition burden of returning to college to complete a bachelor’s degree. Students must meet certain eligibility requirements in order to qualify, including full-time enrollment, an average of 15 credits per semester, and good academic standing. They’re also encouraged to engage with the campus community, which » Continue Reading.
Warren, Wash Co Suffragists Exhibit Opening
The Warren County Historical Society (WCHS) has announced a new exhibit, “Warren and Washington County Suffragists: 1883-1920,” set to run through May 26, 2020. This exhibition combines a 2017 exhibit of Washington County suffragists from the Old Fort House Museum in Fort Edward, suffrage history vignettes by educator Cindy Whitman, and new research on Warren County suffragists by historian Tisha Dolton. The display focuses on the women and men of the region who worked tirelessly for the right to vote for women at the turn of the twentieth century. Narrative panels, photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia depict the local fight for “votes for » Continue Reading.
Global Arts Festival Set for Lake Placid
The Adirondack Global Arts Festival is set to return to Lake Placid on Friday and Saturday, March 6-7th. The festival includes opportunities for the whole family to engage in exploring world culture and arts. The Festival will kick off on Friday, March 6th with the Beat Authority playing global beats at Lake Placid Pub and Brewery from 3 to 5 pm. Later that evening is a screening of the Academy Award Nominee film Harriet at Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) at 7 pm. Harriet is the tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of » Continue Reading.