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September, 2019

Poetry: Threads Of Gold


Threads Of Gold Up and down and all around, Stories of this lake abound. Tall tales of youth and friendships strong, That stood the test of time along, Dirt roads, backyards, small towns were shared, Hard work, hard fun, in mountain air. These stories born of times they had, Girlfriends, wood camps, the good and bad, Lake families bond from way back when The 40s, 50s, summers sans end. Sharing love and laughs and tears, Retelling stories year to year, Fellowship, community, Like threads of gold, stitch solidly. Words flow like ink upon a page, Of memories cherished, And memories, >>More


September, 2019

Feeder Canal Alliance Photo Contest


The Feeder Canal Alliance has announced its 2019 Photo Contest, “Picture This,” for amateur and professional photographers. Organizers are seeking photos of landscapes, architecture and nature along the trails and waterways of the Glens Falls Feeder Canal and the Champlain Canal. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2019. Photos must be submitted in 300 dpi, jpg format to Info@FeederCanal.org and include photographer’s name, address, phone, and location where photos were taken. Photos cannot include people and must have been taken in 2019. Winners will be announced in January 2020. First prize is an a flight over the Adirondacks for >>More


September, 2019

4th Annual Adirondack Film Festival To Show 135+ Films


The 4th Annual Adirondack Film Festival, presented by the Adirondack Theatre Festival and set to take place from October 17-20, has announced its full slate of films and special guests. This year’s lineup includes more than 135 films shown in one weekend (October 17-20) across 6 screens in Downtown Glens Falls. To open the festival, AFF will feature James Franco’s Pretenders – shot entirely in Albany and the Capital Region. The Adirondack Film Festival includes 17 feature films. Highlights include: the NY Premiere of the Will Forte & Maeve Higgins comedy, Extra Ordinary (Rotten Tomatoes – 100% rating); the wildly >>More


September, 2019

Adirondack Fall Foliage Season Events


Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism has been tracking the progress of this years fall foliage to help travelers in search of an optimal weekend or mid-week getaway to soak in the Adirondacks’ picturesque autumn locations. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the upcoming weekend. Visitors can experience peak colors between late September to mid-October, depending on the Adirondack destination. Whether driving down a scenic highway or backroad, paddling on a crystal clear lake surrounded by trees decked out in shades of crimson, oranges and yellows; or viewing the fall leaves from atop one of >>More


September, 2019

The Adirondack Balloon Festival Celebrating 47 Years


The Adirondack Balloon Festival, considered the oldest and largest hot air balloon event on the East Coast, is once again taking place in Lake George on September 19-22. The event adds to the fall color of the Adirondack landscape. Watching the balloons fill the sky is a breathtaking experience. The schedule kicks-off on Thursday, September 19,  at Glen Falls’ Crandall Park. Live music, vendors, and children’s activities help set the tone for the weekend. Weather permitting, a flight of 20 balloons will fill the sky. On Friday through Sunday, the action moves to the Floyd » Continue Reading. View original >>More


September, 2019

Annual Arbor Day Poster and Artwork Contests


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s annual State Arbor Day poster contests have begun. Each year, DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry program offers two artwork contests for New Yorkers – one for all members of the public, and one for fifth-grade students. Both contests aim to promote the value of trees in the environment and New Yorkers’ lives. Contest winners will have their artwork replicated as either the 2020 New York State 5th Grade Arbor Day Poster or the 2020 New York State Arbor Day Original Artwork Poster. The winning artists will be announced and honored at the >>More


September, 2019

Cole Porter Musical Revue in North Creek


The Seagle Music Colony’s revue HOT!, the Music of Cole Porter will appear in the Lyle Dye Auditorium at Tannery Pond Community Center. The performance will take place on Saturday, September 14, at 7:30 pm. Highlighted songs will include “Night and Day,” “So In Love,” “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” “Too Darn Hot” and more. All tickets for the performance are $15. For tickets call the OTTG Ticket line at (518) 406-8840 or email your ticket order to Tickets@ottg.org. The performance is presented by Our Town Theatre Group. More information is available on the Our Town Theatre Group website. View original >>More


September, 2019

Poetry: Below Crane Mountain


Below Crane Mountain The barest puff of wind makes poplar leaves tremble but when we think “tea leaves” we visualize chopped bits in their tissue-like bags that hint at protocol, or Miss Manners, maybe Hints from Heloise. Few now think of the perforated-metal “tea ball” — properly called “tea infuser” — that Monica nicknamed the “weather vane.” Back then we were all still native poets who had not grown out of the role by studying poetry in public schools. We even had a name for the one-pound blocks of store-brand A&P oleo margarine. We called them “Marfak” for Texaco gas >>More


September, 2019

All About Teddy at Newcomb’s TR Weekend


After or before you’re witnessing the heroic efforts of all the participants of the annual Adirondack Canoe Classic “90-Miler,” take time to visit Newcomb. The Adirondack Park plays an important part in the history of the United States, from the Great Camp culture to its land preservation. Newcomb is the area that began Teddy Roosevelt’s historic ride from Mount Marcy to the Tahawus Club to the North Creek Depot. You can’t host Teddy Roosevelt Weekend without a visit with TR.  Roosevelt impersonator Joe Wiegand will once again be on hand to meet visitors and talk about the » Continue Reading. >>More


August, 2019

Blue Mountain Lake Landmark Reopening To Guests


A notable Blue Mountain Lake historic landmark, The Steamboat Landing, is being reopened as guest accommodations.  The complex was established in 1879 to serve William West Durant’s Blue Mountain and Raquette Lake Steamboat Line. According to Richard Longstreth’s architectural guide to the Adirondacks, portions of the complex were constructed as the baggage house. The large main building was built to house the construction of the steamboat line’s largest craft, the twin-stacked, seventy-five-foot-long Tuscarora. Following the launch in 1900, the building was used to house the vessel during the off-season. The steamboat line ceased operating in 1930 and Herbert A. » >>More