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May, 2019

Curious Creatures: Remarkable Taxidermy from Private Collections


Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake is set to exhibit approximately 100 pieces of taxidermy on loan from private Adirondack collections and camps as well as mounts, photographs, and manuscript materials from its own collection. This special temporary exhibit opening May 24, 2019 for one season only, will include the work of famed English taxidermist Walter Potter (1835-1918). Two of his pieces will be on exhibit at the ADKX for the first time in the United States. Rabbits’ Village School, 1888 and Monkey Riding the Goat. Taxidermy animals and animal parts have long been used as camp décor >>More


May, 2019

Great Adirondack Garage Sale May 24-26


The 2019 Great Adirondack Garage Sale has been set for Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26. The annual event continues to grow each year with more residents selling their items along a 200-mile trail stretching from Malone to Speculator, and Old Forge to Newcomb. With offerings of vintage antiques, rustic furniture, jewelry, kitchen items, toys, clothing and lots more. The weekend sale includes towns located along state Routes 28, 30 and 3, including: Old Forge, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Tupper Lake, Lake Clear, Paul Smiths, Malone, Cranberry Lake, Piercefield, Newcomb and Speculator. The website GreatAdirondackGarageSale.com >>More


May, 2019

Ballet Meets The Beatles at Tannery Pond


Tannery Pond Center (TPC) in North Creek is set to present Ballet Meets The Beatles on Friday, May 31st at 7:30 pm. The program is a live performance by Chevalier Ballet dancing to the songs of The Beatles performed by tribute band Across The Pond. They will be joined by a string quartet on such songs as Eleanor Rigby, All You Need Is Love, A Day in The Life, Here Comes The Sun and more. The show begins with Across The Pond performing an ‘Ed Sullivan Set’ of early rockers before they are joined by Chevalier and a string quartet. >>More


May, 2019

Wild Times at the Adirondack History Museum


The Adirondack History Museum’s 2019 Season focuses on Wild Times in the Adirondacks. 2019 marks the centennial of the 18th Amendment’s ratification which not only began Prohibition but also ushered in a period of lawlessness across the country. An exhibit at the museum in Elizabethtown, Bootleggers and the Law in the Adirondacks, explores how the region was part of major bootlegging routes between Canada and New York City. The popular Adirondack Suffragists exhibit has been expanded to examine the Temperance Movement, which opposed the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The Adirondack History Museum’s Rosenberg Gallery will feature the work of two >>More


May, 2019

Hendrickson Hatch Fly Fishing Tournament June 1-2


The annual Hendrickson Hatch Fly Fishing Tournament has been set for Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2 in Malone. Tournament registration will run from 8 to 9:45 am at North Country Community College in Malone. Fishing will begin at 10 am on Saturday, and ends at 1 pm on Sunday. Registration fee is $70 online or at the door for adults and $25 for children 16 and under. Proceeds from the tournament are going to the Malone Revitalization Foundation for continued enhancement of the Salmon River. Registration includes an invitation to Saturday evening’s reception at the American Legion and a pulled >>More


May, 2019

Keene Valley Local History Project Launching Soon


The Keene Valley Library is set to host a reception to launch the multi-year local history project, Adirondack Community: Capturing, Retaining, and Communicating the Stories of Who We Are, on Saturday, June 15, from 2 to 4 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Adirondack Community collects and organizes audio stories and related photographs from Town of Keene community members through an online platform to share the rich social and cultural history of their home in the Adirondack Mountains. Project organizers have begun to record three- to five-minute stories from residents and visitors, who have submitted related images that document their >>More


May, 2019

Athol’s “A Woman’s Place” (1974-1982) Presentation


During the summer of 1974 women gathered for weekend retreats in Paradox, NY at the site of The Highland Community School. Seven bonded, pooled their resources, and bought an abandoned rustic resort on 23 acres of land in Athol, just northwest of Lake George in Warren County. Lorraine Duvall will give a presentation at 6:30 pm on Wednesday May 29 at the Caldwell Lake George Library about her search for the women who were part of this experiment 45 years ago when they started the women’s commune A Woman’s Place. Duvall says “They » Continue Reading. View original post.


May, 2019

Indian Lake Poker Paddle Set for July 20th


The 2019 Indian Lake Poker Paddle has been set for Saturday, July 20th. Participants can explore the shores and bays of Indian Lake, anything that floats and is propelled by a paddle qualifies, including canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, rowboats, guideboats, rafts, etc. The Poker Paddle is open to all ages and skill levels. Cash prizes will be awarded for best poker hands. Food, soft drinks and music will be provided at Byron Park, where paddlers start and finish the day. Check in starts at 10:30 am, paddle and card drawings from noon to 3:30 pm. Participation is limited to first >>More


May, 2019

Pollinator Garden Plant Sale Underway


If your community was recently treated to a bit of Adirondack snow, planning your summer garden is just the thing to get the focus back on spring. It’s interesting to hear the “ole timers” refer to late seasonal snow as “poor man’s fertilizer.” Even if that spring snow helps add nutrients to my garden soil,  I want all my seasons to have an end. So while I wait, I plan my garden. Truth is, I’m a lackadaisical gardener. I plant native plants for the most part, but in the spring I cross my fingers that I’m pulling the weeds and >>More


May, 2019

Pollinator Symposium Set For June


AdkAction’s Adirondack Pollinator Project is set to hold a Pollinator Symposium June 5 at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek, on Wednesday, June 5th, from 10 am to 4 pm. The Pollinator Symposium will be aimed at equipping farmers, groundskeepers, public park managers, gardeners, and local government agencies with the knowledge to help preserve and build pollinator populations in the Adirondacks.  The event’s keynote speaker will be author and garden designer Benjamin Vogt. Sarah Foltz Jordan, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist from Xerces Society, will present Pollinator Habitat Restoration Using Organic Site Preparation Methods.  Jay Burney, Special Projects Director and >>More