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April, 2019

Paul Smith’s College Sixth Annual SAM Fest


Paul Smith’s College is set to hold a day-long festival of music, art and TED-style science talks on Saturday, April 27, from 10 am to 5 pm at the Paul Smith’s VIC. The Science Art Music Festival, or SAM Fest, is now in its sixth year. It will feature performances by North Country musicians, science-oriented talks by faculty, students, and guest speakers, exhibits of works by local artists organized by PSC biologist Lee Ann Sporn, and a showing of A Matter of Degrees, a documentary by The Wild Center about the unexpectedly strong power of global warming. The theme of >>More


April, 2019

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Workshop in Warrensburg


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Warren County Cornell Cooperative Extension are set to host a workshop on hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) on April 11, at the DEC Region 5 Office in Warrensburg, NY, from 5 to 8 pm. The hemlock woolly adelgid, a tiny insect from East Asia first discovered in New York in 1985, attacks forest and ornamental hemlock trees. It feeds on young twigs, causing needles to dry out and drop prematurely and causing branch dieback. Hemlock decline and mortality typically occur within four to 10 years of infestation in the insect’s northern >>More


April, 2019

2019 CATS Grand Hike Route Announced


Champlain Area Trails (CATS) has announced the route for the 2019 Grand Hike on May 11 which includes revisions to last years route. For the last few years, the final stretch of the 14-mile Grand Hike from Westport to Essex included a three-mile walk along Route 22. This year, though, the route leaves the highway for all but 500 feet and instead crosses scenic pastures and forests before connecting with Blockhouse Road into Essex. Beginning at the train station in Westport and ending at the Essex Inn, the route meanders through the newly preserved Viall’s Crossing Farm and its new >>More


March, 2019

Business Transition Workshops Announced


The North Country Center for Businesses in Transition has announced a series of monthly workshops that hope to meet the needs of local entrepreneurs as they plan for the future. The Center for Businesses in Transition, a collaborative partnership led by the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), is invested in the retention of businesses in North Country communities. The Center’s partner organizations and community liaisons provide resources and networking opportunities for business owners looking to transition their operations to new owners or ownership models. The first workshop in a » Continue Reading. View original post.


March, 2019

Adirondack Folk School Readies For Spring


Lake Luzerne’s Adirondack Folk School is making sure everyone is set for spring with a variety of craft and artisan classes. When the snow finally melts, flies, reeds, and rods are just a few of the offering to get people out of winter mode and to be summer ready. With a focus on introducing and maintaining traditional folk arts, the Adirondack Folk School provides a variety of classes that appeal to all skill levels. The Adirondack Folk School opened in June of 2010 and has grown throughout the years. The goal of providing a location to learn and preserve traditional >>More


March, 2019

Curt Stager Talk at Whallonsburg Grange Sunday


The Whallonsburg Grange Hall in Essex is set to welcome science educator and author Dr. Curt Stager to its Lyceum lecture series on Sunday, March 31 at 3 pm. Dr. Stager’s topic comes from his most recent book and his research into lakes around the world, from the Adirondacks to Siberia. His talk, “Still Waters: A Deeper Look at Walden Pond,” will focus on this iconic lake – its history, ecosystems, and the impact of humans on it. Curt Stager is an ecologist, paleoclimatologist, and science journalist. He has written extensively for general audiences in periodicals such as National Geographic, >>More


March, 2019

Lecture: William Murray’s Impact on Adirondack Tourism


The final Cabin Fever Sunday Series program of the season at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) will be Fools Rushed In: W.H.H. Murray’s Adventures in the Wilderness, 150 Years Later with Ivy Gocker, is set for April 7th, at 1:30 pm. In 1869, Boston-based clergyman and author William Henry Harrison Murray published a collection of advice and anecdotes on his camping trips to a then little-visited region – the Adirondacks.  Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks would launch a thousand camping trips, inspiring hordes of untested city folk to try their hand at >>More


March, 2019

Abenaki Language Weekend at Ndakinna


The Ndakinna Education Center at Greenfield Center (in Saratoga County, just outside the Adirondack Park) has announced a Abenaki Language Weekend set for April 5-7th, 2019. Jesse Bruchac and Elie Joubert will teach all levels and ages the basics of the Abenaki language, some conversational Abenaki, language learning games, songs, dances and other creative interactive indoor and outdoor activities. An opening session will kick off the language classes starting at 6 pm Friday evening, and runs to 8 pm. Starting at 9 am Saturday, two hour sessions will take place in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Class times are 9-11 am, >>More


March, 2019

Arts Center Opening With Members’ Exhibition May 1


The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (Arts Center) in Blue Mountain Lake is set to open for its 52nd season on May 1, 2019. The Arts Center will be featuring its Members’ Show from May 1 – May 31. The Arts Center has invited its members to submit two pieces of artwork for this show by April 24. More information on how to submit can be found here. There will be a gallery reception on Friday, May 10 from 5 to 6:30 pm. For information about concerts, workshops, gallery exhibits, special events, and grant programs, visit the Art Center’s >>More


March, 2019

Adirondack Buyer Days Features New Local Products


The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) will present its 33rd annual Adirondack Buyer Days on March 25 and 26 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The event is the only wholesale trade show in New York State devoted to handmade and locally sourced artisan products. This year’s show will feature products created by nearly 100 artisans from northern New York and New England. Marge and Dave Randles, owners of Argyle Cheese Farmer, will be among this year’s vendors. The Randles started their dairy products business at their family farmstead in Argyle, NY in 2007. Their team now sells products at >>More