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Thursday, April 25, 2019

2020 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Theme is ‘Myths and Legends’

Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee and the public who attended the committee meeting on April 23 have chosen ‘Myths and Legends’ as the theme for the 2020 Carnival. The theme was chosen from ideas gathered from the community and Committee members. The ‘Myths and Legends’ theme was proposed at the March Committee meeting by Julia Walkow, a second-grader at Petrova Elementary School. When narrowing down the theme ideas, Committee members weighed a number of factors, including whether a theme could fit well in the parade and generate suitable music for the myriad of festivities during the 10-day-long >>More

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lake Champlain Maritime Festival 2019 Set For July

The 2019 Lake Champlain Maritime Festival has been set for July 25-28th. Now in its 13th year, the Festival is a four-day celebration of Lake Champlain, showcasing exhibits throughout sites on the Burlington Waterfront (Burlington Boathouse, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, Ferry Dock Marina, Burlington Harbor Marina, Burlington’s Waterfront Park and more). Visitors can stroll along the shores from venue to venue, view the classic boats, long boats, canoe, kayak and Dragon Boat demonstrations as we commemorate the past, present and future of Lake Champlain. Local fare will be available for sampling, along with music and hands-on exhibits for children >>More

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Register for Great Adirondack Garage Sale May 24-26

Now in its ninth year, the Great Adirondack Garage Sale is set to take place Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26 and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism is encouraging people to sign up as sale locations. The 200-mile garage sale “trail” follows state Routes 28, 30 and 3 and includes Old Forge, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Tupper Lake, Lake Clear, Paul Smiths, Malone, Cranberry Lake, Piercefield, Newcomb, and Speculator. An interactive website showcases garage sale locations and allows sellers to list items along with an unlimited number of photos to enhance their listings. The >>More

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

50 Student Films Entered In First Time Film Festival

AdkAction and Tupper Lake Central School District have announced that 50 eligible student films have been submitted to the first ever Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival, representing seven school districts in the Adirondacks. The red carpet showcase of student creativity and talent will take place at The Wild Center on May 10, 2019, from 5 to 8 pm. Participating school districts included Tupper Lake, Newcomb, Westport, Beekmantown, Long Lake, Salmon River, and West Canada Valley. Festival judges will be watching and scoring the films between now and April 23, 2019 using the web app Trackpad from Skills21. Community members >>More

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Call for Art: View’s 10×10 Exhibition

View Arts Center has announced a call for artists to submit their work for the 2019 10×10 Art Show, which will take place May 25th to September 8th, 2019. Work can be submitted at View from April 29th to May 17th between 10 am and 4 pm. Artists may submit one to five works in any two-dimensional medium except video and film. All works must measure 10” x 10.” There is no submission fee for this exhibition. All works will be for sale for $100. A full prospectus is available online. Admission for the gallery is $10 for guests and >>More

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Neal Burdick On New ‘The Trails of the Adirondacks’ Book at TAUNY

TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) is set to host a talk and book signing with Neal Burdick of Canton for the recently published book, The Trails of the Adirondacks: Hiking America’s Original Wilderness. The book includes photography by Carl Heilman, a foreword by Bill McKibben, and text by Burdick. Published by Rizzoli International with ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), this new title celebrates one of America’s original hiking destinations through contemporary photography by Carl Heilman, maps, and archival photos. Burdick text adds historical context, and sidebars by Christine Jerome and Stuart F. Mesinger, along with excerpts from » Continue >>More

Monday, April 22, 2019

Pete Seeger’s Local Connections; Seeger Centennial Set for Grange Hall

The late folksinger Pete Seeger had a long connection to the North Country, beginning as a 20-year-old member of the Vagabond Puppeteers, according to Whallonsburg Grange board member Mary-Nell Bockman. In the summer of 1939, the group traveled to rural communities all over Upstate New York, including St. Lawrence, Franklin and Clinton counties, performing in support of dairy farmers on strike against the big milk monopolies. Seeger was good friends with the artist Rockwell Kent and his wife, Sally, and visited Asgaard Farm several times. After meeting Adirondack folklorist Marjorie Lansing Porter at a folk festival in Schroon Lake, he >>More

Sunday, April 21, 2019

John Brown Day 2019 Planned For May 4th

John Brown Lives! has announced “John Brown Day: A Day of Reflection. A Day of Action.” is set for May 4th, 2019 from 2 to 4 pm, at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site. John Brown Day is a commemoration honoring women and men whose work invokes the passion and conviction of the 19th-century abolitionist who dedicated his life to the cause of liberation. This year’s awardees are: Dr. Barbara Ransby, professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she directs the campus-wide Social Justice Initiative. Barbara >>More

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Ticonderoga’s Legacy Subject of New Exhibit at Fort Ti

Fort Ticonderoga has announced a new exhibit, “Ticonderoga, A Legacy,” which explores the tradition of Ticonderoga through popular and military culture over two centuries, including the U.S. Navy vessels that have borne its name. Fort Ticonderoga holds a premier collections of 18th-century military material and cultural artifacts. In a statement to the press, Fort Ticonderoga curator Matthew Keagle: “This exhibit explores the ways in which Ticonderoga has been evoked, remembered, and memorialized from the end of the Revolution through the end of the 20th century… From Thomas Cole to Thomas Edison, Ticonderoga has captivated and inspired artists and thinkers from >>More

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Rogers Rangers Movie Night in Ticonderoga

The Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to open its 2019 free movie series with a showing of the classic Spencer Tracy film Northwest Passage on April 26th. The 1940 early Technicolor film is based on the 1937 best-selling historical novel by the same name, authored by Kenneth Roberts, from a serialized version that had previously run in the Saturday Evening Post.  The film is set along the  New York and New Hampshire frontier during the French and Indian War including at Crown Point, Lake Champlain, and the Connecticut Valley. The film also includes a fictionalized account of the raid » >>More