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Friday, August 23, 2019

Adirondack Regional Theatre Awards Scholarships

Olivia Storms of Morrisonville and Kaleb Pecoraro of Plattsburgh are the recipients of the Adirondack Regional Theatre Scholarship for 2019. The Scholarship rewards a high school senior or college bound student who plans to study in the field of theater, music or dance. Adirondack Regional Theatre is a non-profit community theatre that works primarily with the youth of the North Country. Adirondack Regional Theatre has performed for over 195,000 North Country residents since 2000. Storms graduated from Peru High School and will be majoring in Musical Theatre at the Dean College in Franklin Massachusetts. She has performed with Adirondack Regional >>More


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

An Adirondack Guideboat Returns to Long Lake

Charles Bryan, in  The Raquette, River of the Forest (1964), argued that Long Lake played a major role in the development of the the Adirondack Guideboat.  That legacy got a local revival recently, when Long Lake resident Colleen Smith re-launched a guideboat on Long Lake built there by her grandfather George W. Smith in the early 1900s. A neighbor, Gordon Fisher, spotted an advertisement for the boat and recognized it was made in Long Lake, but was unsure of the builder. Fisher contacted Long Lake boat builder Bunny Austin about brokering the » Continue Reading. View original post.


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Rare Native American Militaria On Exhibit at Fort Ti

Rare Native American artifacts are on display at Fort Ticonderoga in the exhibition “The Art of Resistance: Selections from the Robert N. Nittolo Collection” for a limited time only through October 2019. These items have never been put on view before, and are from the Robert Nittolo collection, considered among the most significant private collections of 18th century militaria. Objects include a rare Native American style bag with quill work and a war club which represent distinctive martial material culture of Native Americans in the late 18th century. These items have a unique artistic vocabulary of Native People, » Continue >>More


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Great Civil War Beard and Hairdo Contest

The Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society is set to host a Great Civil War Beard & Hairdo Contest on Saturday, September 7th, beginning at noon, as part of the Homecoming of the 118th NY Adirondack Regiment Civil War Encampment. Attendees are encouraged to grow and trim their beard or style their hair in a Civil War era style. Prizes will include tin-type photographic portraits courtesy Glens Falls Art. Photo of Civil War Beard and Hair Styles provided. View original post.


Monday, August 19, 2019

Adirondack Regiment Civil War Encampment in Lake Luzerne

The 118th NY Volunteer Infantry, the Adirondack Regiment, was formed in 1862 from over 1,000 men from Clinton, Essex and Warren counties. They were present at the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox. While celebrating and memorializing the Adirondack Regiment, re-enactors are set to demonstrate various Civil War period military and civilian impressions in Lake Luzerne during events September 7-8. Food vendors and regional organizations affiliated with Civil War research and historic preservation will be present. The event will feature an encampment by 118th Adirondack Infantry Regiment re-enactors with camp tours and canon fire; a Civil War beard and >>More


Monday, August 19, 2019

Sacandaga River History: Piseco, Lake Pleasant Reservoirs

The Sacandaga River valley has been used as a transportation and communication corridor since before Europeans arrived. It was a native trail, a military road, and a proposed canal and railroad route. Today it’s home to Route 30. The river is a provider of power and recreation, and a powerful force of nature. Just after the Civil War, a N.Y. Canal Board report (known as the McElroy Report) noted the damage along the Hudson River caused from annual flooding and suggested reservoirs upstream for flood relief and water power. Proposals were made at that time » Continue Reading. View original >>More


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




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