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March, 2019

A Soldier’s Journey Through The Adirondack Park


, featuring seven events that look deeper into Adirondack history and culture. The next Adirondack Experience 2019 Cabin Fever Sunday Series lecture will be “A Soldier’s Journey through the Heart of the Park” with John Taibi on March 24th. John Taibi shares the story of a Second World War soldier who was held captive as a prisoner-of-war by the German Army. Upon arriving home, he was reunited with his wife of hardly a year, and the United States Army sent them both to The Club in Lake Placid for rest and relaxation following his P.O.W. deprivations and her constant worry >>More


March, 2019

Scenic Byways Project Forum in Indian Lake


The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and consultant Adirondack Research are set to hold a second public meeting about a Scenic Byways signage project to gather perspectives on themes and topics for the signs. Current signage on the Central Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway exists primarily within a 2.6-mile stretch between North River and North Creek. Project organizers are exploring ways to create an interpretive experience that crosses town lines to include all communities along the corridor. The public forum will take place on Tuesday, March 26th at 6 pm at the Byron Park Meeting Room, Byron Park, Route 28, Indian >>More


March, 2019

Build a Greener Adirondacks Expo at The Wild Center


Build a Greener Adirondacks (BAGA), a day-long conference and vendor expo is set to return to The Wild Center on Thursday March 21 from 8:30 am to 5 pm. BAGA works to educate local builders, contactors, architects, code officials and engineers about the latest in energy and cost savings of green building practices and products. This year, the focus shifts to the qualitative aspects of green building: health, wellness and comfort. Break-out sessions include topics on effective marketing practices, green building and codes, air sealing, passive houses, and sourcing healthy materials and products. Registrants are also welcome to Wild Center >>More


March, 2019

CycleADK Weekender at Paul Smith’s College Returns


Registration is now open for 2019 Weekender at Paul Smith’s College, a family-friendly bicycling event scheduled for June 28-June 30. Introduced by Cycle Adirondacks in 2018, the event was designed with all the amenities and features of CycleADK’s flagship Ultimate Cycling Vacation, but with half the time commitment and a singular event base at the lakeside campus of Paul Smith’s College. Each day features fully supported road cycling routes of various distances, guided off-bike activities, delicious meals and nightly entertainment designed to tell the story of the Adirondacks. While the event is based on the Paul Smith’s College campus, the >>More


March, 2019

Comments Sought on Crown Point Management Plan


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) are preparing a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for both the Crown Point State Historic Site and the Crown Point Campground and Day Use Area. Public comments are sought on the UMP, which will address the future management of both properties, including 440-acres along the shores of Lake Champlain. A public meeting to start the planning process will be held on Thursday, March 28, at 6 pm in the auditorium of the Crown Point State Historic Site Museum, 21 Grandview Drive, >>More


March, 2019

Indian Lake Irish Road Bowling Saturday


My family has consistently been a part of the Irish Road Bowling tradition that takes to the streets of Indian Lake each St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Last year we joined over 60 teams to take turns bowling along the lane with the hopes of finishing with the lowest score. Don’t worry if you don’t like to bowl, the costumed teams make it just as much to watch as it is to play. For the 13th year, visitors and the community of Indian Lake are celebrating the Irish tradition of road bowling. No matter the weather, Indian Lake  consistently offers » >>More


March, 2019

Comments Sought on Fulton County State Forests


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they are seeking public input regarding the Draft Unit Management Plan (Draft UMP) for 5,850 acres of State Forest lands in Fulton County. This management unit includes Lassellsville State Forest, Peck Hill State Forest, and Rockwood State Forest. These lands are located in the towns of Ephratah, Oppenheim, and Johnstown. A public meeting will be held at 5:30 pm on March 19, 2019, at the Johnstown Town Hall at 2753 NY-29 in Johnstown. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Attendees are asked to provide any requests for specific accommodations >>More


March, 2019

The Other Milhollands: John and Vida


In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Warren County Historical Society will host “The Other Milhollands: John and Vida” on Wednesday, March 27, at 7 pm in Glens Falls. Managing Director of the Ticonderoga Historical Society Diane O’Connor will be the presenter. John E. Milholland, born in 1860, was a journalist, politician, inventor and publisher, who helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He was an owner of the Ticonderoga Sentinel newspaper and a key progressive figure of the early 1900s. Vida Milholland was born in 1888 and, while not as well-known as her sister, >>More


March, 2019

Free Seedlings; Warren Co Tree and Shrub Sale Last Call


Typically the Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District’s annual seedling sale has a few trees and shrubs leftover. In order to preserve these specimens the District had started a small arboretum and garden on the grounds to grow the specimens for use on one of the many erosion control projects we work on each year or they are donated for community plantings. In 2018, after staff hand tilled a 400 sq. ft. field plot and planted these homeless bare root specimens, employees came into work on the following Monday with the intent of watering the plants. Instead they found >>More


March, 2019

Local Broadband Symposium Planned for North Creek


The Town of Johnsburg is set to host a Broadband Symposium on March 15th at 6:30 pm in The Tannery Pond Community Center, to review the results since February 2018 of the new NY Broadband Program for Western Warren County. The presentations will focus on customers connected, new customer connections being made, and future plans by Frontier Communications, Slic Network Solutions, and HughesNet. The Town of Johnsburg CDC and the Town of Johnsburg Economic Development Committee are sponsoring this second symposium and welcoming back the three broadband providers to discuss their accomplishments over the past year and their » Continue >>More