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July, 2019

Poetry: Where Deer Sleep


Where Deer Sleep That place where the Moon goes from whole to slithered, bites of dust, smiles of yellow rock, strange toenail shapes amidst a royal navy blue canvas of stars, growing dimmer the closer they are. Just hidden enough to be found in the bushes, sea urchin green, springing up as coverage for all the earthlings which do not sleep In front of a thousand oaks, a family of Whitetail Deer, each resting on a pod of grass indented like the forehead of an infant. There is a nakedness to this ritual, a non-terrestriality, signs of the Creator’s indivisibility. >>More


July, 2019

Eighth Annual Loon Race Coincides with Newcomb SummerFest


The Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) is once again hosting its annual Rubber Loon Race on July 20 at 3 pm. The loon race mimics that long-standing rubber ducky race tradition, but with an Adirondack twist. The unique rubber loons make their trip downstream and three winners have the opportunity to collect a cash prize. My family has been exploring the trails at the Adirondack Interpretive Center since my children were learning how to walk. We’ve attended special workshops. We’ve paddled, swam, and attended lectures. There is always a welcome staff member to answer our questions. Since most of the events >>More


July, 2019

Free Concert at Hancock House Celebrates Woodstock


The Ticonderoga Historical Society has announced a free summer lawn concert “From Wilson to Woodstock” at the Hancock House, set for Saturday, July 20 at 6 pm. This year’s concert celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival held in Bethel Woods, New York. From Wilson to Woodstock refers to President Woodrow Wilson, under whose administration the passage of the 19th Amendment occurred. Wilson’s policies with regard to World War One and the Treaty of Versailles were also important in creating the incubator for the Second World War and subsequent global conflicts. Returning to take the stage >>More


July, 2019

Adirondack Pack Basket Workshop in Old Forge


View Arts Center in Old Forge is set to host a basketry workshop. Participants can make and leave with a staple tradition of the Adirondacks: the pack basket. This class is set for August 21 from 9 am to 5 pm. This class will be taught by Linda Scherz. Weaving baskets for more than 30 years, Scherz is a highly skilled artisan and teacher. In this one-day workshop, participants will learn to weave a 14″ traditional Adirondack pack basket ready for their next hiking or canoe trip. All materials and tools will be provided. Cost of this workshop is $170 >>More


July, 2019

Kat Wright to Headline Inaugural Northern Current Festival


Burlington-based songstress Kat Wright will headline the inaugural year of Northern Current, a new, daylong music festival that will continue the tradition of Hobofest. The sultry soul singer and her band take the stage at Saranac Lake’s Riverside Park alongside an eclectic mix of music on Sunday, September 1st, for the free, family-friendly day of fun. Next on the lineup is House of Waters, a Brooklyn-based trio that plays world music rooted in the hammered dulcimer. From Rochester, Mosaic Foundation brings in roots, ska, dub, dance-hall and beyond. Chestnut Grove is a group of best friends from Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, who >>More


July, 2019

Poetry: Roughing It


Roughing It I remember cold backpack mornings in Augusts in the Adirondacks in the late 1960s, hanging-in our sleeping bags long after waking from sleep on our tarps only to watch for the longest time while sunlight clambered down from tree tops to give us the warming inspiration to crawl out our snug sleeping bags and launch the new day. Once with my late sister Karen in an open-front lean-to shelter along Diamond Mountain Brook, where a side trail leads to the Siamese Ponds, the weather had been so warm that we took our summer bags, only to find the >>More


July, 2019

ROOST Unveils New Lake Placid Website


The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) has announced the launch of the new LakePlacid.com, a revamped, mobile-friendly website designed to promote tourism to the region. The site features listings of local lodging and dining options, special events, entertainment options and an emphasis on outdoor activities for all seasons. The site also includes direct hotel bookings, videos, and prominent event listings. Designed with mobile use in mind, the new site’s layout works dynamically depending on device. Search options make the content easily accessible. Business listings now feature free photo listings. Local businesses interested in being featured on the site should >>More


July, 2019

‘Made in the Adirondacks’ Fair Returning


Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, is set to bring artists, artisans, musicians, traditional crafters, and contemporary makers to the campus for its sixth annual Made in the Adirondacks North Country Fair on Saturday, July 20th from 10 am to 5 pm. This event features artists and artisans from the 12 Adirondack counties selling quality products inspired by the beauty, culture, and traditions of the Adirondack region and Northern New York. Adirondack Experience is located at 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake. General admission to the ADKX required. More information is available on <a » Continue Reading. >>More


July, 2019

Generation X Population Trends In The Adirondacks and Rural America


One way to understand Adirondack population trends is to look at the major changes in the experiences of different age groups. In this article we look at the experiences of the Late Baby Boomers, those born between 1956-1965, and the Generation Xers, those born 1966-1975. Across Rural America these age groups saw major population losses by 2010, even as the U.S. population grew due to immigration from abroad. In the new report The Adirondack Park and Rural America: Economic and Population Trends 1970-2010 we aggregated the data of the 61 Adirondack Park Towns that are 100% within the Blue Line >>More


July, 2019

The World Goes ‘Round At Depot Theatre: A Fan’s Notes


Here’s one Depot Theatre devotee and Kander and Ebb admirer’s take on The World Goes ‘Round — a cornucopia of songs by the creative team that gave us the mega-hit Broadway classics Cabaret and Chicago. One of my earliest experiences with the music of Kander and Ebb involved the first time I auditioned for a production by my high school Drama Club, way back in tenth grade. My family and I had seen the movie version of Cabaret starring Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles and directed by the one-and-only Bob Fosse, and my parents subsequently bought the eight-track tape of >>More