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September, 2019

Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival at Paul Smiths


The Paul Smiths College and Cornell Cooperative Extension are set to host their Annual Rural Skills Homesteading Festival, on Saturday, September 28th, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the Paul Smiths College VIC. The Festival features rural skills demonstrations, workshops, food tastings, kid friendly activities, and more. There will be both displays of rural skills and hands-on mini workshops exploring guided wild edible walks, Native American traditional medicine, boiling water bath canning, making pro-biotic rich fermented pickles, raising goats for milk and meat, fresh pressed cider, wine making, water purification system, butter making, wine making, hex and hops brewers, >>More


September, 2019

Pumpkinfest To Benefit North Country Life Flight


A lot of festivals happen around the Adirondacks. What sets the North County Life Flight Pumpkinfest apart is that this fundraiser benefits an organization that we all want to have available to us though we hope we will never have to use. This festival is a pay-as-you-play type of event with plenty of activities for your money. There are easy games of chance, pumpkin decorating, a hayride, touch-a-truck, and face painting. My favorite event is always the cakewalk because it’s truly a walk to win a cake. Not all activities are geared toward a younger set. » Continue Reading. View >>More


September, 2019

Feeder Canal Alliance Photo Contest


The Feeder Canal Alliance has announced its 2019 Photo Contest, “Picture This,” for amateur and professional photographers. Organizers are seeking photos of landscapes, architecture and nature along the trails and waterways of the Glens Falls Feeder Canal and the Champlain Canal. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2019. Photos must be submitted in 300 dpi, jpg format to Info@FeederCanal.org and include photographer’s name, address, phone, and location where photos were taken. Photos cannot include people and must have been taken in 2019. Winners will be announced in January 2020. First prize is an a flight over the Adirondacks for >>More


September, 2019

4th Annual Adirondack Film Festival To Show 135+ Films


The 4th Annual Adirondack Film Festival, presented by the Adirondack Theatre Festival and set to take place from October 17-20, has announced its full slate of films and special guests. This year’s lineup includes more than 135 films shown in one weekend (October 17-20) across 6 screens in Downtown Glens Falls. To open the festival, AFF will feature James Franco’s Pretenders – shot entirely in Albany and the Capital Region. The Adirondack Film Festival includes 17 feature films. Highlights include: the NY Premiere of the Will Forte & Maeve Higgins comedy, Extra Ordinary (Rotten Tomatoes – 100% rating); the wildly >>More


September, 2019

Adirondack Social Science Research Workshop


Adirondack Research Consortium will host an Adirondack Social Science Research Workshop, set for Friday, October 4th, from 10 am to 3 pm, at the Joan Weill Student Center, Pine Room, at Paul Smith’s College. The purpose of the workshop is to continue the dialogue on past and current social science research in the region, to identify gaps that warrant future inquiry, and to begin coordinating social science research to better address social issues within the Adirondacks. Featured Keynote speaker will be Dr. Bill Weber, of Yale University. There will be panel presentations by: Stanzi Bliss, Adirondack Foundation; Dr. Donathan Brown, >>More


September, 2019

Logging Classes Planned in Thurman


Cornell Cooperative Extension is set to offer two Game of Logging courses in October. On October 24th the Game of Logging Level 1 course will focus on introducing the participant to open face felling and to develop techniques to safely fall a tree. Topics include: personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. On October 25th the Game of Logging Level 2 course will focus on maximizing chainsaw performance through basic maintenance, carburetor setting, and filing techniques. Liming and bucking techniques will be introduced, springpole cutting is covered and >>More


September, 2019

Climate Strike Event at SUNY ADK Sept 20th


SUNY Adirondack has announced a Climate Hope in Action kick-off event set for Friday, September 20th, to support the global Climate Strike inspired by Greta Thunberg in anticipation of the UN Climate Summit in New York City the following Monday. A variety of entertaining and educational activities for the students and the general public will be delivered at the Student Center between 11 am and 2 pm to raise awareness about the factual nature of climate change and the need for urgent and cohesive action. National Grid has partnered with the non-profit Green Energy Consumers Alliance and Whiteman Chevy to >>More


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