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Monday, November 18, 2019

Forever Snocade Call for Talent

Do you like to act? sing? write skits? Make people laugh? Or just need to break up the long winter? The Arts Center in Blue Mountain Lake is looking for you. The Arts Center’s production of Forever Snocade, an offshoot of their popular Forever Wild production is gearing up with an hour-long meeting for those interested to learn more and to start developing skits on Thursday, December 5 or Sunday, December 15. Forever Snocade is a variety show about the Adirondacks and how Adirondackers enjoy and/or survive the winter. It will be presented at the Indian Lake Theater on Saturday, >>More


Monday, November 18, 2019

TAUNY’s Adirondack Balsam Wreaths Available

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) is once again offering locally made Adirondack Balsam Wreaths for sale this holiday season. There is an earlier deadline to order wreaths this year and all orders must be submitted by Friday, November 22nd for a December 7th pick-up date at The TAUNY Center in Canton or to be shipped to family and friends across the country. Each year, TAUNY works with naturalist and North Country Heritage Award recipient Jane Desotelle to offer handmade balsam wreaths for the holidays. All wreaths are made to order with balsam fir and natural decorations from » >>More


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Fort Ticonderoga Launches New Season of Programs

Fort Ticonderoga has announced a new schedule of programs during its Winter Quarters season. From now through April, visitors can enjoy exciting living history events, engaging seminars, specialty programs, behind-the-scenes VIP Tours, and hands-on workshops. Guests can now explore Fort Ticonderoga during what was traditionally the “Winter Quarters” season for armies of the 18th century. Groups of 15 or more are welcome to schedule a visit to have the entire property to themselves and a dedicated historic interpreter for a group tour. Scheduled events include: Living History Events: 10 am to 4 pm Dec. 7, 2019: The Noble Train Begins: >>More


Saturday, November 16, 2019

Poetry: Wind Refreshing Cabin Memories

Wind Refreshing Cabin Memories Wind pushing uphill cannot clear the mountain of this mist nor quite bring on much-needed rain. Aspen leaves quake on no ear, their timeless tremulosa dismissed with the white-throated sparrow’s refrain. In the fireplace a green-cut round of mountain ash boils out its sap with flames pulled tall by wind — that shouldn’t be bound uphill. A freakish front’s mishap let such a breach of etiquette in. Crane Mountain lurks cloud-hidden whereabouts unknown, memory layered deeper than kitchen middens. Dad recites Sandburg’s “There Is A Wolf in Me.” until we’d pray the Lord our souls to >>More


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Winter Farmers Markets in the Adirondack Region

With the fresh snow on the ground, perhaps making sure you get your servings of local vegetables, meat, and dairy isn’t at the top of your list. But there are ways to enjoy that farm fresh flavor at various locations around the Adirondacks, while still enjoying the new snow – winter farmers markets. Adirondack shops like Lake Placid’s Green Goddess Natural Market, Saranac Lake’s Nori’s Village Market, or Keeseville Farmacy provide wonderful year-round local produce. You can also stop by the farms and buy directly from our local farmers. The region’s indoor farmers markets offer a variety of vendors, one-stop >>More


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Adirondack Diversity Initiative Hires Director

The Adirondack Diversity Initiative (ADI) has hired its first director. Nicole Hylton-Patterson of Bronx, N.Y., will take on the leadership position for the Initiative, which aims to make the Adirondack region a more welcoming and inclusive place for all residents and visitors. Hylton-Patterson, acting director of a Westchester County college’s social justice center, will begin serving as ADI’s diversity director on December 2, 2019.  She will be based at The Adirondack North Country Association’s office in downtown Saranac Lake. Hylton-Patterson brings a unique cultural perspective to her new position. Born in Jamaica, she spent her formative years in Northern Norway >>More


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Kelly Metzgar: End Hate, Celebrate Gender Diversity

Transgender Day of Remembrance occurs annually on November 20th . It is a day to memorialize those who have been killed or murdered as the result of transphobia, (hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming/non-binary people). We also remember those who died as a result of suicide. This day serves to bring attention to the continued violence and non-acceptance endured by the transgender community which we see at an alarming new rate often emanating from the federal government against it own people. Currently, Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed in cities all across the U.S. and in more than >>More


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

NYSCA Increases Support of Depot Theatre

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has increased its commitment to the Depot Theatre with a grant of $17,000 per year for each of the next three years. The grant is the largest multi-year general-operating support NYSCA award to the Depot since 2008. NYSCA grants support the transformative impact of the performing, literary, visual and media arts in New York State.  The Depot Theatre is one of 462 arts organizations across New York State receiving a total of $8,383,993 million in grants through NYSCA’s Round II FY2020 funding. In 2017, the Depot Theatre replaced the seating and >>More


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Adirondack Life Wins Magazine Awards

In a ceremony recognizing the best work done by U.S. magazine publishers in 2018, Adirondack Life won best Full Issue among regional magazines in the Northeast at the Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards in New York City on October 30. The winning July/August 2018 issue included a vacation-planning guide, a special report on the Airbnb controversy in Lake Placid and more. Days earlier, Adirondack Life won a total of nine awards—two gold, five silver and two bronze—at the International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) conference, presented in Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 28. The magazine was also a finalist for Regional Magazine of the >>More




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