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Friday, May 31, 2019

Adk History Museum Annual Car Show June 8th


Car collectors and enthusiasts from far and wide will be on hand displaying beautifully restored and maintained muscle cars, vintage roadsters, hot rods and more at the Adirondack History Museum’s 8th Annual Antique and Classic Car Show, on Saturday, June 8th from 11 am to 2 pm. Admission is free, vintage cars will be exhibited on the museum grounds on Hand Avenue in Elizabethtown. The day features a gas card raffle. Tickers will be available both before and during the event. The drawing takes place at 2 pm. Pre-registration for vehicle owners is currently underway. The exhibit fee registration is >>More


Friday, May 31, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


9 Adk Wilderness Rescues Over 6 Days A Call for Conservation Leadership at APA 2,400 Acre Wilderness Privately Protected Invasive Species Regs In Legislature APA Wants to Improve Roadside Vistas Cuomo Signs Bill Ending Gravity Knife Ban Primary Registration Deadline Friday Local Teens Demand Climate Action ORDA Board Member Questions Hiker Showers First Look at Van Ho Lodge Design Subscribe to » Continue Reading. View original post.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (May 30)


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, May 30, 2019

Nine Adirondack Wilderness Rescues Over Six Days


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 Keene Wilderness Rescue: On May 24 at 4:13 pm, Warren County 911 transferred a call to DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch from the boyfriend of a 25-year-old woman from Binghamton. The >>More


Thursday, May 30, 2019

New Executive Director For Franklin, Essex County CCE


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County has named Sean Connin as their new Executive Director for Franklin County. Connin assumed his duties on June 1, 2019. The announcement is the culmination of a five-month search by a committee composed of Extension stakeholders that also included representatives from St. Lawrence and Essex Counties. Connin, a resident of Franklin County, earned a PhD in Earth Sciences from Dartmouth College and brings several decades of experience to his new position that includes leadership of the programs provided in both Franklin and Essex Counties under a memorandum of understanding between the two associations.   >>More


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Growing Gourmet Mushrooms at Home Workshop


The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (Arts Center) is set to offer a workshop – Gourmet Mushrooms at Home with Andy LeBlanc – on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 10 am to 2 pm. The class will be presented in three parts: 1) What is a mushroom? A discussion about the life cycle and characteristics of edible mushrooms; 2) Inoculating hardwood logs (provided) to grow shiitake and oyster mushrooms at home, outdoors. Each participant will take two inoculated logs home to monitor the processes that logs go through to produce mushrooms and they will continue to produce for 2 >>More


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

How Flood Waters Impact Trees


As a teenager, my son had a saying, whether original or borrowed I don’t know (the saying, that is), which went something like “All things in moderation. Especially moderation.” It would seem Mother Nature took that to heart, and dispensed with moderate rainfall and snow melt this spring. If not her, then maybe it was Creepy Uncle Climate Change. At any rate, the resultant flooding has been heartbreaking to observe. While I am of course sensitive to the anguish of those people affected by the record-high waters, as an arborist I cannot help but think about the » Continue Reading. >>More


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

E-Waste Recycling Day at Silver Bay YMCA


The Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center is set to hold its 8th annual e-waste recycling event on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at its location in Silver Bay, Lake George. Members of the community are invited to drop off unwanted equipment such as microwaves, laptops, printers, and similar electric appliances for recycling between the hours of 10 am to noon, and 1 to 3 pm at the Silver Bay YMCA campus. Several hundred pounds of electronics are expected to be dropped off at the event, which will be recycled and save landfills from the toxic effects of these >>More


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival


The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts has announced community auditions for the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival. As part of the Arts Center’s mission, the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival allows community actors to work alongside professional actors, while bringing performances to multiple venues throughout the Adirondack Park. This summer, the Arts Center’s productions are Macbeth directed by Jayson Grigsby, Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical directed by Gwen Tracy, and Proof directed by Jordan Hornstein. Proof has been cast, but auditions will be held for Macbeth and Leader of the Pack on June 4th, 6th, and >>More


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Depot Theatre Youth Theatre Program Auditions Saturday


The Depot Theatre is set to hold auditions for both the junior and senior BRTF youth theatre programs on June 1 beginning at 9 am at the Depot Theatre, located at 6705 Main Street in Westport. Auditions for the junior program will be from 9 to 11 am, and the Senior program from noon to 2 pm. The 2019 Junior program production (ages 8-12), will be The Lion King Jr.. Rehearsals begin July 15, with performances on August 2, 3 and 4. The 2019 Senior program production (ages 12 and up) will be Little Shop of Horrors. Rehearsals begin July >>More