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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The 1918 Flu Epidemic in St. Lawr Co, Oct 18

The next St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s Brown Bag Lunch Series has been set for Thursday, October 18th. This program begin at noon, will be led by Bryan Thompson and will focus on the 1918 Flu Epidemic. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by SLCHA. Bryan Thompson, a seventh generation St. Lawrence County native, is the municipal historian for the town of DeKalb. While deputy and town historian, he received the Hackman Research Fellowship and the Dearstyne Award for Excellence from the state archives. The Brown Bag Lunch Series is a lunch >>More


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Pendragon’s ‘Pride & Prejudice’ at AC Oct 20th

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is set to present Pendragon Theatre’s production of “Pride and Prejudice” on Saturday, October 20, at 7:30 pm at the Arts Center. In Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic, the outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. Original music composed for this production features actor Evan Raines playing violin live during the performance with the rest of the cast providing various other soundscapes to underscore the action. This production is directed by Karen Lordi Kirkham and features Amy Stringer, Philip Rosen, Rachel Kemp, Manley >>More


Monday, October 8, 2018

Frontier Town Campground, Paradox Brewery Update

DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos and Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito joined local elected officials and other partners at a ribbon cutting event last week in North Hudson. They were there to unveil the first phase of the former Frontier Town theme park site development on the Schroon River at the corner of Route 9 and Blue Ridge Road, nearly adjacent to I-87 Northway Exit 29. The completed projected is expected to a 91-acre universally accessible state campground, an equestrian campground, along with two day use area (Riverside and Trail Side). The project’s official name is Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian >>More


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Poetry: Mountain Sun

Mountain Sun Poisons from air and Hormones from cows Carbon from oceans And algae from lakes Sin from the priesthood And racism from schools Glitches from computers And infections from cells Still the mountain sun rises No need to be detoxified A fragrance rinsing the vapor Of our moral stains once more Photo of Lewey Lake in Indian Lake. View original post.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Pieces of Eight: Curiosities From Fort Ti’s Collections

Fort Ticonderoga has announced a new museum exhibit, ‘Pieces of Eight: Curiosities from the Collection,’ featuring objects from the bodies of famous or interesting characters from early American history. The exhibit was conceived following the overwhelmingly positive response to Fort Ticonderoga’s display of extremely rare locks of Benedict Arnold’s hair in May. Curatorial staff began extensive research and identified eight intimate artifacts that compromise the new exhibit. Many involve human hair, which was trimmed, saved, mailed, and even made into jewelry where it was carried across the world. Strange and perhaps macabre by modern standards, these objects were often cherished >>More


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

World War I: New Yorkers Get Behind the Liberty Ball

Endless commentary and opinions across various media reveal such modern political divisiveness that sometimes it makes you wonder: “Was it always like this?” The answer is no: sometimes it was worse and sometimes it was better. Without going into detail, worse would be the Civil War, the Prohibition Era, two world wars, and the 1960s (daily televised scenes of police dogs and fire hoses used against civil rights and war protesters, daily gore and body counts from Vietnam, multiple assassinations). And better times? Well, to be clear, the First World War was not a better time, but in terms of >>More


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

$150k Supporting Staff Training at Adirondack Experience

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), has received a $156,573 grant from the Museums for America program of Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency. This year, IMLS received 472 funding requests from across the U.S. and made grants to only 28% of the applicants. In recent years ADKX has received a total of $694,837 in IMLS funding, including the new award. Past funding has supported the installation of new exhibitions, the conservation of ADKX’s unique collections, and other projects. The IMLS grant is expected to provide specialized training for ADKX’s seasonal staff. During >>More


Monday, October 1, 2018

Tony Goodwin: A Railroad To Lake Placid Is Not Sustainable

To date, much of the rail vs. trail debate has touted the potential benefits of the possible uses of the Adirondack Rail Corridor. The supposed benefits of a trail include increased local recreational opportunities both summer and winter plus economic benefits from those who will travel to the area to use the trail with bicyclists and snowmobilers to be the greatest users. Rail supporters question whether those benefits are greater than the benefits of a fully restored railroad that would supposedly bring greater economic benefits by transporting more visitors to the area. Mostly left out of the debate is any >>More


Monday, October 1, 2018

French and Indian War Shipwrecks of Lake George, Oct 12

A free program focusing on the French and Indian War Shipwrecks of Lake George has been set for Friday, October 12th, at 7 pm at the Hancock House at 6 Moses Circle in Ticonderoga. Featured speaker Joseph Zarzynski, part of the original discovery team for many of these ships, will lead the discussion. Included will be a discussion of The Land Tortoise, built as a floating gun battery by the British in 1758. This 52-foot-long gunboat is North America’s oldest intact warship. It was deliberately sunk in l00 feet of water » Continue Reading. View original post.


Monday, October 1, 2018

22 Grants Awarded in Gore Region

The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region, a component fund of Adirondack Foundation, has awarded $18,027 in grant funding to benefit a variety of local initiatives in Schroon, Minerva, Horicon, Chester, and Johnsburg. This year’s grant recipients were honored at a ceremony at Seagle Music Colony on August 28. In Johnsburg, a $750 grant award will help fourth grader Hudson Dunkley continue to fund his self-started “Snacks for Friends” program, which provides nutritious snacks for three classes at his school. In Minerva, the Sleeping Giants Senior Citizens program received $900 in funding to help offset the cost of social >>More