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September, 2019

Invasive Species Conference Set For Saratoga


The North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) is set to host the 2019 Annual Invasive Species Conference together with Cornell University’s New York Invasive Species Research Institute (NYISRI), from Monday, September 30th through Thursday, October 3rd, at the Saratoga Hilton, 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.   This year’s invasive species conference will highlight initiatives that connect science to action across geographic, political and public-private boundaries. Presentations, workshops, tours and special symposia will bridge the geographic divide across the continent, connecting terrestrial and aquatic invasive species management, research, policy, outreach initiatives and opportunities across North America. The four-day conference features renowned >>More


September, 2019

Bike the Barns Riding Through Adirondack History


The Saranac River Basin and the farms located within it have a rich agricultural tradition that stretches back generations. The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) invites Bike the Barns participants to engage with the region’s agricultural heritage through interpretive exhibits and farm tours at its fourth annual farm-by-bike event. John Brown Lives!, North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association, North Star Underground Railroad Museum, Six Nations Indian Museum and Historic Saranac Lake are among the groups presenting at this year’s Bike the Barns. The recreational bicycle tour will take place on Sunday, September 29 and offers four route options that begin >>More


September, 2019

Key Speakers Announced for ANCA Meeting


Adirondack North Country Association’s (ANCA) 2019 Annual Meeting has been set for Friday, September 20th, from 2 to 4 pm at Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake. The meeting will focus on New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and opportunities it presents for the region. Featured speakers include Amanda Lefton, First Assistant Secretary of Energy and the Environment, and Mark Lowery, Climate Policy Analyst for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. This meeting is open to the public, admission is Students $15, Members $20, Non-Members $35. There will be optional tours held before and after the >>More


September, 2019

Warren Co Master Gardener Training to Start


The Warren County Master Gardener Training Program has announced they are now accepting applications for 2020 training. The program is open to anyone who has an interest in expanding their gardening experience and knowledge. The Master Gardener Training Program provides attendees the opportunity to learn how to improve their gardens and landscapes by sharing information with fellow-Master Gardeners during the training, and following the training, by participating in community-based horticultural programs, educational projects and helping people in the community with their gardening questions. The program includes information provided by the many scientists, educators, and garden experts associated » Continue Reading. >>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

90-Miler Adirondack Canoe Classic Results for 2019


The three-day 90-Miler Adirondack Canoe Classic starts in Old Forge and ends in Blue Mountain Lake on day one; starts in Long Lake and ends near Tupper Lake day two; and starts at the NYSDEC Fish Creek Campground Day 3 and finishes on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake. This year, of the 250 boats that started the event on Friday, 235 finished on Sunday. There was a large contingent of first-time 90-Miler participants who earned their 90-Mile Finisher pins at the ceremonies on the shore of Lake Flower in Saranac Lake on Sunday. There were 135 boats in the » >>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

Glens Falls ‘Bicyclists Bring Business’ Event


Bicyclists Bring Business, a roundtable discussion and community bike-a-round has been set for September 10th and 11th, in Glens Falls. Tourism professionals, business owners, municipal officials, and cyclists are invited for a discussion on ways to attract cyclists to communities and help ensure sure that businesses are ready to capitalize on bicycle tourism. The roundtable discussion will be held on September 10, 2019 from 6 to 9 pm at the Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge Street, Glens Falls. Light refreshments will be served. The community bike-a-round will be on September 11, 2019 from 9 am to noon. Riders will meet in >>More


September, 2019

Local Summit Hopes To Build School Readiness


The Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance, a program of Adirondack Foundation, has announced a summit for school administrators, child care providers, parents, teachers, pediatricians and others involved in the lives of young children. Featuring keynote speaker Rachel Wagner, Bridge to School: Building School Readiness in our Youngest Learners focuses on ways to build resilience and school readiness for kids advancing from preschool to kindergarten. Wagner is an early childhood mental health specialist and national trainer with the Devereux Center for Resilient Children and author of FLIP IT! Transforming Challenging Behavior. A panel discussion with local experts will follow. Continuing education >>More