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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanks For Giving

If the Pilgrims had only known what a big deal Thanksgiving was going to become in America they would undoubtedly have taken some pictures. Even the menu has been lost to us, although Wampanoag oral history, plus a few Pilgrim grocery receipts found at archeological sites, suggest there was corn, beans and squash as well as fowl and venison. Beyond that there may have been chestnuts, sun chokes (“Jerusalem” artichokes), cranberries and a variety of seafood. Many historians believe the Pilgrims would have all perished during the winter of 1620 if not for food provided by the Wampanoags, whose land >>More


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

View: Winter Exhibition, Opening Reception

View, a multi-arts center located in Old Forge, will be celebrating its new winter exhibition with an opening reception on Friday, December 1st, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Two of the featured exhibits are Wood Transformed, Near & Far and Landscape Paintings by Stephen Horne. Wood Transformed: The art objects in this exhibit will explore how the craft of hand turning or carving wood can be used to create works of art. To be a work of art, the wood creations must be one-of-a-kind, original expressions of the maker’s creativity and >>More


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lumber Camp Cook Adolphus Bouvia’s 1909 Murder

A century ago, it was common during the Christmas holidays for North Country lumber camps to empty, at least briefly. In 1909, in far northeastern New York, the men of Altona in Clinton County enjoyed a welcome break after several weeks in the woods. Near the settlement of Purdy’s Mills, the camp cook, Adolphus Bouvia, closed down operations on December 23. Widowed a year earlier, he planned to return home and spend time with family, friends, and neighbors, some of whom worked with him on the lumber jobs. A week later, when Bouvia missed the local New Year’s celebrations, there >>More


Monday, November 20, 2017

‘Adirondack Explorer’ publishes Philip Terrie book

Seeing the Forest

The new volume collects nearly sixty essays by an esteemed Adirondack historian.


Monday, November 20, 2017

New Aaron Woolf Film Being Shown in Lake Placid

The fall season of the Adirondack Film Society extends into December with a new documentary by Aaron Woolf, best known in the region as the former Democratic Party candidate for Congress who was defeated by Republican Elise Stefanik in 2014. Outside the region, Woolf is known as a filmmaker, most notably for his documentary about agribusiness, King Corn (2007).  His newest documentary is Denial, about gender transition, renewable energy and climate change. Denial follows Vermont electric utility CEO David Hallquist as his company struggles with generating and delivering electricity in the face of climate change. In the process, David Hallquist >>More


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Trailblazer: David Kanietakeron Fadden

Storytelling — stories about Native American history as told by the people who lived it and not the abridged school textbook version — is part of Dave Kanietakeron Fadden’s makeup, his DNA. He is Mohawk. Read more about how the Six Nations Indian Museum began More about Dave Though he’d never in his life addressed a group, Fadden went ahead and listed “storyteller” on his resume when applying for a position as an educator for the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave, NY, in 1993. He got the job, and his first talk was to a busload of sixty third-graders. >>More


Friday, November 17, 2017

Several Adirondack Region Nutcracker Ballet Performances Planned

There are plenty of ways to celebrate this holiday weekend, from a touch football game, to an all-out Black Friday discount quest. After you’ve eaten that second turkey sandwich and shopped until you dropped, embrace the arts with a traditional holiday tradition: The Nutcracker Ballet. The Nutcracker Ballet is the perfect blending of gorgeous sets and costumes with a timeless story and score. This family-friendly ballet gestures in the holidays as we are whisked into young Claire’s adventure as her toy nutcracker comes to life to defeat the evil Mouse King. The magical experience, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, pulls >>More


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wreath and Garland Making Workshop at Arts Center

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will once again welcome local instructor, historian, and artisan Hallie Bond to teach participants how to make a fresh balsam wreath and a 4-foot to 6-foot length of garland on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 1 to 4 pm. Participants are asked to bring a wire hangar and garden scissors or snippers to the class. In addition, feel free to bring special ribbon or adornments to add a festive and personal touch to your wreath or garland. The fee for the workshop is $30 for Arts Center members and $40 for non-members. Class >>More


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Long and Raquette Lakes Holiday Craft Classes Offered

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department will be offering two Wreath and Balsam Workshops with Cindy Black. Workshops will be offered Monday, November 20th, 2017, 6 pm at the Raquette Lake School and Monday, November 27th, 2017, 7 pm at the Long Lake Town Hall at 1204 Main Street. Project cost will depend on materials used. Balsam, tools, wire, ribbon, and decorative embellishments will be available. Participants are invited to bring their own items to add to their project. Balsam bows were collected by the Long Lake and » Continue Reading. View original post.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Warrensburgh Holiday Wreath Sale Underway

Adirondack balsam wreaths are being sold by Warrensburgh Beautification Inc. in time to decorate for the Christmas in Warrensburgh celebration and the holiday season. The evergreen wreaths are guaranteed fresh, and decorated with locally harvested pinecones and a handcrafted red velvet bow. The wreaths are available in two sizes, 12 and 16 inch frame diameters, and are sold for $12.50 and $15. The prices have remained the same since 1989 to encourage businesses and private residences to dress up for the festivities. Orders may be placed by calling (518) 466-5497 or e-mailing taawhalen@yahoo.com, and picked up on Friday, November 24th at >>More


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