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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Horse Camp Is A Spring Tradition

On the weekend of May 17-19, the Franklin County Fairgrounds will be bustling with trailers arriving with horses of all colors, sizes, abilities and disciplines. 4H members and their families from the Franklin, Clinton, and Essex County 4H Horse Programs will be participating in a 37- year spring tradition known as Horse Camp. Youth will be brushing up and learning new skills in English and western riding, ranch riding, trail, miniature horsemanship, and showmanship and adding to their knowledge about the health and safety of their equine partners. They will be seen working their horses in the main ring, in >>More

Friday, May 10, 2019

Joseph Keegan Appointed NCCC President

The State University of New York Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Joseph Keegan as the new President of North Country Community College. Keegan is currently North Country’s Vice President for Academic Affairs. His appointment as President is effective June 16, 2019. Keegan will be the college’s seventh president since its founding in 1967. He replaces Dr. Steve Tyrell, who led the college since 2012. Keegan has served as the vice president for Academic Affairs at North Country Community College since 2014. Prior to his appointment to this role, Keegan was employed as the Coordinator of Human Services >>More

Monday, May 6, 2019

Local Bands Playing For Northern Current Music Fest

The Waterhole, 48 Main St, Saranac Lake, is set to host a concert featuring local talent to raise money for Northern Current, the community music festival that is planned there Labor Day weekend. The fundraising concert will begin at 9 pm on Friday, May 10, with doors opening at 8 pm. The lineup consists of local acts Theresa Hartford, Steve Langdon, the Curios, the Grass Company, Crowfeather and Scarsdale Vibe. The show will begin with local singer/songwriter Theresa Hartford. Steve Langdon will then take the stage with his acoustic guitar and harmonica act playing blues and folk. The Curios, featuring >>More

Saturday, May 4, 2019

A Local Inventor Helped Supply WW1 Gas Masks

Recently on Adirondack Almanack, two inventions of Ogdensburg native William Chauncey Geer (who lived in Potsdam for ten years of his youth) were addressed, one of them a writing implement to replace pens, pencils, and crayons (an idea that was ultimately relegated to oblivion). The other was a highly successful project resulting in a standard golf ball used by professionals for more than two decades. Three of Geer’s other works deeply impacted America and the world. The subject here is the third most prominent among them — the gas mask. Its importance rose unexpectedly to critical levels during the First >>More

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Selling Your Business Workshop in Saranac Lake

Retiring business owners and entrepreneurs interested in taking over existing businesses are encouraged to participate in a free public event May 8th at the Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake. Local business owners, as well as business support professionals, are set to share their experiences with succession planning at the informational workshop and networking event presented by the North Country Center for Businesses in Transition from 8 to 10:30 am. The workshop, “Preparing to Sell Your Business,” is the second in a five-part series offered by the Center, a collaborative being led by the » Continue Reading. View original post.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Poetry: Dragonfly Dream

You were a bright surprise. Looking up, I saw you in flight, Balancing on buoyant breezes, Bravely, blithely, From blade to emerald blade. A mere wisp of twin wings, no more. Honey, brown and black, Sunbeams shone through you, As I beheld your body, barely there, I wished to be you, And the change you herald. Deftly floating like a whispered wish, Or a daydream, You perch prettily, precariously, On green shoots pointing, To heaven. I bow to your power, tiny warrior, As you greet me, To grace me, And the universe, With your gentle gift. Read More Poems From >>More

Friday, May 3, 2019

Drum Corps Showcase Returns to Glens Falls

The Glens Falls Music Academy Drum Corps Showcase has been set for Saturday, July 22, at 7 pm. Having returned in 2018 after a five-year hiatus, Drum Corps International, ‘Marching Music’s Major League’, is back at East Field in Glens Falls. The open corps lineup for 2019 currently includes the Raiders of Burlington, New Jersey; the 7th Regiment of New London, Connecticut; the Legends of Kalamazoo, Michigan; the Spartans of Nashua, New Hampshire; and Southwind of Mobile, Alabama. Additional teams may be added. Drum Corps International (DCI) is the non-profit governing body for junior drum and bugle corps in » >>More

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Central Adirondack Art Show Opening Friday

The 2019 Central Adirondack Art Show, a long-standing Old Forge tradition, is set to open on Friday, May 3rd from 5 to 7 pm at View Arts. Held for the first time in 1952 by View founder Miriam Kashiwa, in her front yard, the Central Adirondack Art Show is a testament to the significant place the arts hold within the hearts and minds of the residents and visitors of the Adirondacks. View gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is $10 for guests and free for View members. View is located at » Continue Reading. >>More

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Pete Seeger Tribute Planned for Saranac Lake

A celebration of Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday has been set for Saturday, May 4th at 7 pm at the 1st Presbyterian Church, 57 Church St in Saranac Lake. Local performers will perform songs that Pete sang and some original music based in the folk tradition and storytelling.  Travis Jeffery, a former captain of the Clearwater and friend of the Seeger’s, will share stories and will perform. He will be joined by Celia Evans, Keith Gorgas, Duane Gould, Lisa and Klaus Meissner, Tom Techman, Bruce Thompson and others. Nearly 50 years ago Pete and his wife, Toshi, spearheaded an effort to >>More

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Arts Center Member, Student Show in Blue Mountain Lake

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is set to open on Wednesday, May 1st for its 52nd season. To launch this year’s exhibitions, the Arts Center solicited works of art from its talented members. The Members’ Show will be displayed from May 1 – 31, with a reception open to the public on Friday, May 10 from 5 to 6:30 pm. Following the artist reception on May 10, the Arts Center will be presenting a World Music Concert at 7:30 pm featuring, Sitar/Tabla Master Ustad Shafaat Khan. Tickets are available at the door and online. This year’s Members Show >>More


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