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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Antique, Classic Boats Returning to Lake George Village Docks

The Adirondack Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society’s 46th Annual Lake George Rendezvous has been set for Saturday, August 24th, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the Lake George Village public docks on Beach Road. On display will be antique and classic contemporary boats from the early 20th century through today. Visitors can see rare, restored award-winners, including mahogany speedboat runabouts, early double-ended launches, classic Chris-Crafts, Hacker-Crafts, and GarWoods at home on the lake for decades, early outboards and even classic, restored mid-20th century fiberglass models. Children are invited » Continue Reading. View original post.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Poetry: In This Perfect Moment

In This Perfect Moment Let us sojourn, amid sentient, sentinel pines. Let us sit and pass the time, forgetting all care, Sharing our true natures, and smiling confidences, Under the shelter of a weathered porch, In sleepy, soft shade of a sultry, summer second. Let us talk in this brief, perfect moment, Amid the chatter of busy squirrels, And the lulling drone of hummingbirds hovering, Amid the sound of children running down stone steps Of Camps of generations, to waiting lakes below. So many lakes, First, Raquette, Indian, Big Moose, more, Teardrops of past errant glaciers, all, And Limekiln reigns >>More

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Adirondack Preservation Award Winners Announced

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is set to present its annual Preservation Awards on Monday, September 9 to six recipients that exemplify extraordinary stewardship of individual historic properties and ongoing preservation work in communities across the Adirondacks. The recipients of the 2019 AARCH Preservation Awards are: Laura Finley, for the restoration of the boathouse on 14 Mile Island on Lake George (Town of Bolton, Warren County) and for the Finley family’s long-term stewardship of the island’s historic buildings. Jeffrey Robillard for the restoration and stewardship of Northbrook Lodge on Osgood Pond (Town of Brighton, Franklin County). Dillon Klepetar for the restoration >>More

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Six Nations Indian Museum Campfire Stories

Don’t expect a typical museum experience at Onchiota’s Six Nations Indian Museum. Though there are glass-enclosed cases filled with old things, this is a museum that evolves with the living history of the Haudenosaunee, thanks to the Fadden family. Founded in 1954 by Ray Fadden then passed to his son John, the tradition continues through the family of third-generation artist David Fadden. The Faddens continue to pursue Ray’s dream of providing people with an ongoing account of the Haudenosaunee (People of the Long House). The Haudenosaunee Six Nations include the Mohawk, Seneca, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, and Tuscarora. The museum is >>More

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Warren Co Historical Society Opening New Museum Space

The Warren County Historical Society is officially opening its new museum space with the exhibit “Warren County 360: Celebrating Place and People,” at its headquarters located at 50 Gurney Lane, Queensbury. The exhibit, a product of two years of research and design, depicts the evolution of Warren County through the lens of cultural geography, showing how the natural resources of the region led to the development of its economy and society. A ribbon-cutting hosted by the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce and debut reception will be held on Thursday, September 12 from 5 to 8 pm. An exhibit of Warren >>More

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Plastic Bakelite Documentary Highlights Adirondack Connection

The Indian Lake Theater is set to show the documentary All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic by John Maher, a provocative story about the “father of modern plastics.” Belgian-born chemist and inventor Leo Hendrik Baekeland invented Velox photographic paper as well as what is considered the world’s first synthetic plastic which has been used for everything from jewelry to communications equipment. Baekeland’s 1907 invention ushered in an explosion of new man-made materials that helped mark the beginnings of the modern industrial age, and changed our way of life. What is less known is that Baekeland had a major connection >>More

Monday, August 12, 2019

Adirondack Plein Air Festival Underway

The Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery’s 11th Adirondack Plein Air Festival is underway, set to run through August 17th. The Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery in Saranac Lake is the event headquarters and the source of information, with maps and schedules available. A “Paint the Town” Silent Auction is set for Thursday, August 15 at 5 pm, as well as a 3rd Thursday Art Walk from 5 to 7:30 pm in Saranac Lake. A Show & Sale in the Town Hall is set for Friday night, August 16, tickets are $20 (available at the door), with food and beverages provided, and attendees >>More

Monday, August 12, 2019

Rockwell Kent Documentary Showing In Elizabethtown

During the 1930s and ‘40s, Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was one of America’s most famous personalities. A longtime resident of the Adirondacks, he was a foremost illustrator of his day, creating definitive drawings for literary classics such as Moby Dick, Candide and The Canterbury Tales. Kent was also a prolific oil painter, author and traveler. As a political activist he went head-to-head with Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee, and won a landmark passport case against the federal government that, to this day, allows all U.S. citizens the right to travel regardless of their political affiliations. For more >>More

Monday, August 12, 2019

Long Lake All Years Class Reunion, Celebration Planned

Plans are underway for a four-day all class inclusive Long Lake Central School reunion and town celebration on Thursday, September 12th, through Sunday, September 15th, at a variety of venues in and around the Long Lake area. This event, initiated by the Class of 1969 to celebrate their 50th reunion, also includes alumni from all the graduating classes from Long Lake Central School and residents of the Long Lake Community. Barbara Cragg Kiefer, Class President of Long Lake Central School Class of 1969 chairs the 2019 Reunion Committee. Planned events include a Santanoni Wagon Trip, Trivia Night at the Adirondack >>More

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Preserving Adirondack Architecture Program Planned

The Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society is set to host a program entitled Preserving our Adirondack Architecture, with guest speaker Steven Englehart, Executive Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage. Englehart works to preserve the historic architecture of the Adirondack Park. Adirondack Architectural Heritage was formed during an effort to save Adirondack Great Camp Santanoni from being torn down when the land it was on was added to the New York State ‘forever wild’ Forest Preserve. This free public program will be held on Thursday, August 22nd, at 7 pm at the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library, 19 Main Street in Lake Luzerne. For further >>More