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September, 2019

Franklin County Farm Trail Event October 5th


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County has announced a Franklin County Farm Trail event, set for Saturday, October 5th, from 10 am to 4 pm. Attendees will be able to travel the self-guided trail across northern Franklin County to explore some beautiful farms producing a variety of products. Featured stops include: Merry Den Alpaca Farm The McElwain Family 806 County Rt. 53, North Bangor (518) 483-4881 Watch the Alpacas graze on pasture and learn about the production process. End your tour by browsing through the farm’s shop. Prairie’s Orchard Dan and Brandyn Prairie and Family 111 County Rt. » Continue >>More


September, 2019

Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America


Moises Serrano is making the North Country one of his stops with his 2016 award-winning film Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America. Based on his personal journey as an undocumented immigrant, the film ties together two parts of Serrano’s life that have left him untethered and unaccepted in the country he calls home. Since he arrived in the United States as an 18-month-old he has navigated a world where he is not accepted for who he is, or who he loves.  “I believe that change can happen through the power of stories and the power of sharing my story,” >>More


September, 2019

LGBTQ Pride Events Planned for Saranac Lake, Plattsburgh


The 4th Annual Adirondack North Country Pride returns to Plattsburgh on October 5th from noon to 4 pm in Trinity Park. It celebrates diversity, and inclusion and respect for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical capability or any other inherent identity. Participating in LGBTQI+ pride allows us to come together to build community with others who share our common beliefs that human sexuality and gender identity exist on a fluid continuum of possibilities rather than two fixed points of self-identification. Pride celebrations are a way to honor those who came before us, who fought for >>More


September, 2019

Acclaimed Tango-Jazz Quintet Playing Tannery Pond


Tannery Pond Center (TPC) is set to present Emilio Solla y Bien Sur! performing in concert on Saturday, September 28th at 7:30 pm. This tango-jazz quintet is led by Grammy-nominated composer and pianist Emilio Solla. Based in New York City, Emilio Solla y Bien Sur! comes to North Creek after recent performances at venues like Dizzy’s, Jazz Standard, Birdland Jazz Club as well as many others around the country. Solla is an Argentine-born classically trained pianist with an exquisite feel for the music of his homeland, and an affinity for the freedom » Continue Reading. View original post.


September, 2019

Amy’s Park Trail Race Set For Saturday


The Lake George Land Conservancy’s (LGLC) NextGen Committee is set to host its third annual Amy’s Adventure Race for the Lake (Amy’s Race) at Amy’s Park located in north Bolton on Saturday, September 28th. The race, a true trail run, is a rugged 4.5 miles/7.2 kilometers in length, is entirely off-road, and goes over brooks, up hills and through the scenic marshes of the 500-acre preserve. All ages are welcome to compete, and friends and family are encouraged to attend to cheer on the competitors. The first 50 people to register for the race will receive a custom vinyl sticker >>More


September, 2019

Saw-whet Owl Banding at John Brown’s Farm


Dr. Nina Schoch, Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer at the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation and conservation biologist, zoologist and photographer Larry Master will be banding saw-whet owls at the John Brown Farm during October. This banding is part of Project Owlnet. Project Owlnet facilitates communication, cooperation and innovation among a rapidly growing network of hundreds of owl-migration researchers in North America and abroad. Organizers aren’t sure when this will happen. The weather needs to be just right for the birds to be migrating through the area. This generally occurs during the first couple of weeks in October on >>More


September, 2019

Foliage and Festivals in the Lake George Area


The Lake George Area is set to host a number of festivals and events this fall. Events range from Warrensburg to Glens Falls, and include a Food Festival, the World’s Largest Garage sale, and more. Six Flags Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor’s annual Fright Fest is set for weekends from September 28 through October 27. This month long celebration of all things spooky is the perfect event for kids and adults to celebrate Halloween. The daytime at the park offers thrills and family-friendly activities that kids will love. Once the sun goes down, zombies and ghouls invade the park. The >>More


September, 2019

Adirondack Wild Meeting Set, Speakers, Awards Planned


Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is set to hold its 2019 Annual Meeting of Members and Friends on Saturday, October 12 at the Keene Valley Congregational Church in Keene Valley. The meeting begins with program news, elections and announcements at 11 am. The Chair of the NYS Assembly’s Environmental Conservation Committee Steve Englebright will be the meeting’s featured speaker at 1 pm. Englebright, who represents the 4th Assembly District, is the sponsor of legislation to preserve ecological integrity, wildlife and open space in the Adirondack Park. He will direct his remarks to this legislation. The measure (Assembly Bill >>More


September, 2019

2019 Adirondack Forestry Roundtable Planned


The Adirondack Research Consortium has announced a Forestry Roundtable event, set for Tuesday, October 15th, from 9:30 am to 3 pm, in the Northwest Bay Conference Center, Adirondack Hall, at SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury. The purpose of this one-day workshop is to get a better understanding of Climate Change and the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, what it means for New York’s forests and wood product manufacturers, and what would representatives of New York’s forests and wood products industries want to see in the process and outcomes. A preliminary schedule is available here. Registration is available online. For >>More


September, 2019

Adirondacker Paper Makers Innovated Industry


Innovative Adirondackers are responsible for countless innovations in the paper industry, according to paper historian Dr. Stephen Cernek. Cernek is working to convert the former International Paper building in Corinth into a museum with local, regional and international support. He will be be in Luzerene to discuss Adirondack paper making pioneers and their influence on the international history of paper making. Cernek is leading the creation of a Hudson River Mill Museum, commemorating the Adirondacks role in paper making and its influence on the world. His talk, “The Paper Industry’s Celebrated History in the Adirondacks,” will take place on Thursday, >>More