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November, 2019

Winter Farmers Markets in the Adirondack Region


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


November, 2019

Adirondack Diversity Initiative Hires Director


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


November, 2019

Kelly Metzgar: End Hate, Celebrate Gender Diversity


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


November, 2019

NYSCA Increases Support of Depot Theatre


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


November, 2019

Adirondack Life Wins Magazine Awards


In a ceremony recognizing the best work done by U.S. magazine publishers in 2018, Adirondack Life won best Full Issue among regional magazines in the Northeast at the Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards in New York City on October 30. The winning July/August 2018 issue included a vacation-planning guide, a special report on the Airbnb controversy in Lake Placid and more. Days earlier, Adirondack Life won a total of nine awards—two gold, five silver and two bronze—at the International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) conference, presented in Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 28. The magazine was also a finalist for Regional Magazine of the >>More


November, 2019

Holiday Balsam Bee with Hallie Bond on Nov. 23


The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is set to welcome local instructor, historian, and artisan Hallie Bond to teach participants how to make balsam wreaths, garland, and pillows on Saturday, November 23rd from 10 am to 4 pm. Each participant is asked to bring a wire hanger and garden scissors or snippers to the class. In addition, feel free to bring ribbon or adornments to add a festive and personal touch to your wreath or garland. This year includes a potluck lunch, bring a dish to pass. The workshop fee is $45 for Arts Center members and $55 for >>More


November, 2019

Made in the Adirondacks: 22nd Country Christmas Tour


The 22nd Annual Indian Lake Country Christmas Tour (CCT) has been set for Friday, November 29th, and Saturday, November 30th. This year’s theme “Made in the Adirondacks” invites visitors and shoppers to an inside view of the lives and work of many local and regional artisans and crafters. This town-wide holiday activity is designed to promote community pride and holiday spirit. This annual event is a self-guided tour to visit with local artisans and crafters who offer a variety of holiday gift items for sale in their homes, Indian Lake Central School Gym and at various locations throughout » Continue >>More


November, 2019

Poetry: Run With The Dogs


Run With The Dogs Run with the dogs, Through thick carpets of burnished gold leaves, In charged air, with frost crackling at each footfall, As sunrise shows welcome in pink. Run with them, they beckon you. They teach you to see, to be with joy, reveling, Howling to the wind and sky with abandon, Every second savored to the limit. They live their truth, Happily, generously, with love unconditional, Trotting down worn Adirondack trails through ribboned creeks, To music only they hear. How pure are they, Brothers of wolves, with hearts tethered to man, Adoring, protecting, sharing precious primal freedom >>More


November, 2019

Transgender Day of Remembrance Service Planned


Transgender Day of Remembrance occurs annually on November 20th, 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 people). This day serves to bring attention to the continued violence and non-acceptance endured by the transgender community. Transgender Day of Remembrance observance will be held on Sunday, November 17th from 1 to 2 pm. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 136 Main St, Saranac Lake. This non-denominational event is co-hosted by Adirondack Unitarian Universalist Community, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Saranac Lake, Adirondack North Country Gender >>More


November, 2019

Village Mercantile Offers Local Products, Adirondack Needs


The Saranac Lake Village Mercantile (formerly The Community Store) now has a e-commerce website that can help make holiday shopping easy, especially for shipping Adirondack-made and inspired products. Now, as well as offering items available in-store, the Mercantile is expanding its product offering through new partnerships with local non-profits. Adirondack Carousel products are already available on villagemerc.com and, according to Village Mercantile board members, discussions are underway with Eagle Island (a former Adirondack Great Camp now a summer camp to help empower girls and women) and other organizations. » Continue Reading. View original post.




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