There is 4-8 inches of snow across most of the Adirondacks, with deeper snows – about 6-10 inches – across the Northern Adirondacks, and at higher elevations in the High Peaks, and nordic, downhill and some backcountry skiing has begun around the region. Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, and Gore Mountain, in North Creek opened for the 2019-’20 season on Friday. They will remain open through the weekend, but may close during the week until Friday after Thanksgiving. Both mountains have begun using direct-to-lift radio-frequency identification (RFID) for Ski 3 » Continue Reading. View original post.
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New York State Police have announced that on November 8, 2019, State Police responded to a report of a larceny and criminal mischief at a hunting tree stand located in Handsome Pond Hunting Club, off of State Route 30 in Long Lake, in Hamilton County. Police say their investigation revealed that on October 12, 2019, an unknown white male tampered with a tree stand and stole two memory cards from trail cameras.The male is described as a white male with a stocky build. He has a white mustache and white hair. The » Continue Reading. View original post.
This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon and updated on Friday. Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to email@example.com. Learn and practice the seven Leave No Trace principles. Plan ahead and prepare. Carry out what you have carried in. Do not leave gear, food, or other items at lean-tos and campsites. Take the free online Leave No Trace course here. BE PREPARED! Start slow, gain experience. Carry proper safety equipment and weather protection and bring » Continue Reading. View original post.
With the fresh snow on the ground, perhaps making sure you get your servings of local vegetables, meat, and dairy isn’t at the top of your list. But there are ways to enjoy that farm fresh flavor at various locations around the Adirondacks, while still enjoying the new snow – winter farmers markets. Adirondack shops like Lake Placid’s Green Goddess Natural Market, Saranac Lake’s Nori’s Village Market, or Keeseville Farmacy provide wonderful year-round local produce. You can also stop by the farms and buy directly from our local farmers. The region’s indoor farmers markets offer a variety of vendors, one-stop >>More
The Adirondack Diversity Initiative (ADI) has hired its first director. Nicole Hylton-Patterson of Bronx, N.Y., will take on the leadership position for the Initiative, which aims to make the Adirondack region a more welcoming and inclusive place for all residents and visitors. Hylton-Patterson, acting director of a Westchester County college’s social justice center, will begin serving as ADI’s diversity director on December 2, 2019. She will be based at The Adirondack North Country Association’s office in downtown Saranac Lake. Hylton-Patterson brings a unique cultural perspective to her new position. Born in Jamaica, she spent her formative years in Northern Norway >>More
Transgender Day of Remembrance occurs annually on November 20th . It is a day to memorialize those who have been killed or murdered as the result of transphobia, (hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming/non-binary people). We also remember those who died as a result of suicide. This day serves to bring attention to the continued violence and non-acceptance endured by the transgender community which we see at an alarming new rate often emanating from the federal government against it own people. Currently, Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed in cities all across the U.S. and in more than >>More
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has increased its commitment to the Depot Theatre with a grant of $17,000 per year for each of the next three years. The grant is the largest multi-year general-operating support NYSCA award to the Depot since 2008. NYSCA grants support the transformative impact of the performing, literary, visual and media arts in New York State. The Depot Theatre is one of 462 arts organizations across New York State receiving a total of $8,383,993 million in grants through NYSCA’s Round II FY2020 funding. In 2017, the Depot Theatre replaced the seating and >>More
With several hunting seasons underway New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is reminding hunters to put safety at the forefront when going afield. DEC estimate about 500,000 people hunt in New York State, which has a population of about 19.54 million. In 2018, 13 hunting-related shooting incidents were reported in New York, leading to three deaths, down from 166 incidents in 1966, of which 13 of which were fatal. Most big game hunters involved in firearm-related incidents were not wearing hunter orange. Every year, hunters are seriously injured, paralyzed, or killed by falling out of tree stands. Falls >>More
I fall in love easy. I’ve been mad about river otters and star-nosed moles, and of course the venomous short-tailed shrew. But my first love was a creature that is almost mythical, a shadow lingering on the edges of time. There wasn’t much of it, merely bones, teeth, scraps of hair, and an occasional breathtaking tusk. Yet Mammuthus primigenius, the woolly mammoth, was (literally) my biggest love. It all started at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, Vermont, where a 44-inch tusk was on display when I was a kid. Found in 1865 in a nearby bog, this tusk was >>More