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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Warren County Youth Fair On Saturday


The Warren County Youth Fair has been set for Saturday, August 10 from 9 am until 1 pm, at the Warren County Fairgrounds on Schroon River Road in Warrensburg. Admission and parking are free. The program will include the following activities: the Opening Ceremony begins at 9 am; a Hula Hoop Contest begins at 9:15 am on the stage; a Bubble Gum Blowing Contest starts at 9:45 am; a Youth Pie Eating Contest starts at 10:30 am at the picnic tables in front of the stage; and the Talent Show will begin at 11 am. All day events include: the >>More


Monday, August 5, 2019

Police: Woman Harassed At Lake George Campgrounds


According to a press release issued by DEC, between July 20 and 22, New York State Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) responded to several complaints of an intoxicated subject causing a disturbance at the Hearthstone Point State Campsite in Lake George. ECOs reported that on July 22, they evicted the man from the campground. ECO Marcia Goodrich along with Lts. Rob Higgins and Ben Bramlage reported that on July 25 they responded to a report that he had returned to the campground. They found the woman’s campsite vacant but a nearby camper advised the officers that the man had fled as >>More


Monday, August 5, 2019

LGLC Honors Five at President’s Reception


The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) honored five major partners and supporters during its 7th annual President’s Reception, held Friday, July 26 at the Bolton Historical Museum. Honored guests included Judy Larter, who received the LGLC’s Henry M. Rowan Conservation Award, and four new members of the LGLC’s Apperson Society: the Makowski Trust, Bernice McPhillips and the McPhillips family, Lisa and Bill Stromberg, and Lora and Craig Treiber. In addition to being honored this year as Apperson Society members, the Treibers are the founders and underwriters of the LGLC’s President’s Reception. The event, which is held each year to thank >>More


Monday, August 5, 2019

Grants Available For Upstate Historic Markers


The William G. Pomeroy Foundation, a private, grant-making foundation based in Syracuse, has officially opened the next grant round of its NYS Historic Marker Grant Program. The program commemorates historic people, places or things during the years 1740 to 1919. One of the Pomeroy Foundation’s main initiatives is to help people celebrate their community’s history with historic roadside markers. Grants cover the entire cost of a marker, pole and shipping. The current grant round is available in the following New York State counties: Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Sullivan and Ulster (Region 4); Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington (Region 5); >>More


Monday, August 5, 2019

Ferns and Mosses Hike Planned Near Split Rock


Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is set to host a hike led by Audrey Hyson, Saturday, August 17, on the Flying Squirrel Trail, between Westport and Essex. Hyson writes the “Everyday Naturalist” column for Adirondac magazine and is an experienced naturalist. The hike will begin at 9 am at the trailhead parking lot for the Split Rock Trail on Lake Shore Road. The Flying Squirrel Trail is directly opposite the parking lot. The hike will be about 2 hours long. Hyson plans an open-ended hike, with a focus on spore-bearing plants like ferns and mosses. Class size is limited to 15 >>More


Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Patriot War With Canada


William Lyon MacKenzie strode into a packed theater in Buffalo, NY on the night of Dec. 12, 1837, his blue eyes blazing beneath his high, broad forehead, his sandy whiskers a chinstrap beard. The short, wiry 42-year-old native of Scotland had arrived in the booming border city a day earlier, a fugitive with a price on his head, after launching an ill-fated rebellion against the oligarchy that ruled colonial Canada. More than 2,000 Buffalo residents waited anxiously to hear him speak, quite a crowd for a city of not even 18,000 souls. MacKenzie was a fiery, populist reformer and enemy >>More


Sunday, August 4, 2019

Wildlife Management Areas Opening for 16-Day Window


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that they are opening several otherwise restricted Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) to the public in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties from Saturday, Aug. 10, through Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. Portions of these WMAs are marked as “refuge” or “wetlands restricted areas” to allow waterfowl and other listed species to breed and raise young without interference from people. During the 16-day period, Upper and Lower Lakes and Wilson Hill WMAs in St. Lawrence County, including the posted Wetland Restricted and Refuge areas, will be open to visitors each day from >>More


Sunday, August 4, 2019

LGLC Annual Meeting and UpYonda Block Party in Bolton


The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is set to hold its public Annual Meeting and Block Party at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center in Bolton Landing on Saturday, August 17, from 11 am to 2 pm. The event will begin with a its public Annual Meeting in the auditorium from 11 am to noon, with keynote speaker Meme Hanley, Project Manager for the Land Trust Alliance New York Program. Hanley will offer her thoughts on the importance of land conservation today and in the future. She will discuss the connection between the protection of land and water, including examples >>More


Sunday, August 4, 2019

Managing Fruit Trees Class Planned


Cornell Cooperative Extension has announced a class on managing Fruit Trees has been set for Thursday, August 22nd, from 4 to 6 pm. Market growers as well as the general public are invited. The class will be led by Michael Basedow, Cornell Cooperative Extension Tree Fruit Specialist with the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program. Attendees can learn how to grow better-quality apples, pears, or cherries without breaking the bank or using toxic chemicals. Integrated Pest Management incorporates cultural and biological strategies for longer-lasting control, as well as pesticides as a last resort. Topics will include monitoring for key pests >>More


Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Science of Rainbows


After a passing shower, when the sun comes out again, I often see a rainbow in the east behind my house, arching over the trees on the hilltop. Ancient peoples were awed by these multi-colored arcs in the sky and came up with a variety of explanations. To the Norse, a rainbow was a bridge connecting Earth with the home of the gods that could only be used by warriors killed in battle. In Japan, rainbows were the paths upon which the dead could return to earth. In Hindu mythology, Indra, the god of thunder and war, uses a rainbow >>More