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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Poetry: The Way Galileo Saw It

  The Way Galileo Saw It When I look up I see the quiet survival of the solar system. I see the outbursts of constellations and the disturbing meaning of the Milky Way. When I look up I see the penetration of the corona, a universe of stars, the way Galileo saw it, all ionized and catastrophic. View original post.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Community Xmas Trees: Historically Rooted in the Adirondacks

Community Christmas trees are an American tradition that bring people together regardless of income, faith, political persuasion, or pretty much anything that divides us. Whether sponsored by a city, town, church, or civic organization, community trees are placed in an outdoor public setting for anyone to enjoy. It’s a rare treat to share something so nonpartisan: whatever you might personally like about the holidays is what you’ll take away from viewing the tree or sharing in song and merrymaking with fellow citizens. And it’s nice to know that America’s first community Christmas tree, the one that spawned a movement still >>More

Sunday, December 30, 2018

US Presidents in Clinton County Talk in Plattsburgh

The Clinton County Historical Association has announced a program “Connections with History: U.S. Presidents in Clinton County,” set for Monday, January 14, at 4 pm, at the Lake Forest Senior Living Community, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh. “Connections with History” is an illustrated talk on U.S. Presidents and other important historical figures who have visited Clinton County and their connections with each other. With historic photos from the Clinton County Historical Association and the National Archives, presenter Roger Black will journey from 1897 when President William McKinley and Vice President Garret Hobart vacationed at the Hotel Champlain at Bluff Point >>More

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Holiday Humor: Regional Letters to Santa from Long Ago

Plenty of laughs are scattered throughout this year’s collection of letters (unedited) to Santa. Check out the first two for an idea of what to expect. Enjoy! From 1901: Gloversville Daily Leader Broadalbin. Dear Santa Claus: — I wish you would bring me a hand sleigh so I can ride down hill. We live close by a hill where all the girls and boys ride and it is awful aggravating to see all of them riding down hill when I cant ride. I will be very thankful if you will bring me a sleigh and I won’t ask for anything >>More

Saturday, December 29, 2018

SL Winter Carnival Accepting Parade Applications

Applications for parade performers participating during the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival are now available online at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com. Applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 39 Main Street in Saranac Lake. The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will take place from February 1-10 featuring a “Prehistoric Park” theme. The Gala Parade will take place on Saturday, February 9 and there will be trophies awarded for floats and walking units in six different categories (Business, Civic or Volunteer Group, Youth Group, School Group, Independent Group and Animal Unit) as well » Continue Reading. View original >>More

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Poetry: One Piece at a Time

  One Piece at a Time Asleep by the sound of a time before winter-a time when the mountains were still graced with the warm scent of unsmelted iron. Rising like Asimov’s balloon, you make me feel like a sacrament of dewdrops dropping on a syrupy absinthe green arborvitae below. Holding one of your wind scourged teardrops, you make me feel the grit, one piece at a time View original post.

Friday, December 28, 2018

VIEW Offering Internships for Summer 2019

View, the non-profit multi-arts venue in the Adirondacks, is offering summer internships to college students and recent graduates. View interns will receive hands-on practical training in arts programming and day-to-day operations.
 Interns may assist in more than one area depending on their abilities and interests, but are designated to specific roles, such as Exhibitions Assistant, Workshop Assistant, Performance Assistant, Marketing and Media Assistant, and Event and Benefits Assistant. Responsibilities will include assisting with benefits and fundraisers, preparation and distribution of promotional materials, exhibition installation and take down, various administrative tasks and errands, and communication with visitors and associates. Excellent computer >>More

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Saranac Lake’s Trudeau Building Wins Major Grant

Historic Saranac Lake has been awarded a $500,000 Environmental Protection Fund grant from the NY State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to support the purchase and rehabilitation of the Trudeau Building. Historic Saranac Lake plans to restore the former home and medical office of Dr. E. L. Trudeau and open the building as a museum that explores the story of Saranac Lake and Trudeau’s pioneering work in tuberculosis treatment. You can read more about the project, which is expected to create a museum campus next to the Hotel Saranac, here. With the addition of this grant, funds and >>More

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Hyde Collection Hires Lake George CEO

The board of trustees of The Hyde Collection has announced it has appointed Norman E. Dascher Jr. as the Museum’s chief executive officer. Dascher, a resident of Diamond Point on Lake George and longtime regional nonprofit executive, brings to The Hyde more than three decades of nonprofit leadership experience and a lifetime appreciation of art. He will succeed Anne Saile, who has served as director since June 2017. Most recently, Dascher served as president of Samaritan and St. Mary’s Hospitals in Troy, and as vice president of St. Peter’s Health Partners. In June 2016, the Hyde opened Feibes & Schmitt >>More

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Celebrating Women in Leadership in Paul Smiths

Adirondack Research Consortium has announced that “Celebrating Women in Leadership: Workplace Resources, Tools, and Strategies,” a workshop designed to explore the challenges and opportunities for women in leadership roles, has been set for Friday, February 22, 2019, from 10 am to 3 pm, in the Joan Weill Adirondack Library, on the Paul Smith’s College Campus. This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about available resources and workplace strategies, and to engage in facilitated discussions to identify action items to help young women in the workplace. Lunch will be provided. The workshop will feature a Keynote by Dr. Kristin Esterberg, >>More