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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Poetry: Independence River

There is a forest that I return to when I can’t get away from the pulsations of thinking. A forest of tombs as still as dead tree trunks and melodious as raindrops on red pine needles. The paths of my ancestors. In this forest, I am not alive like I usually am. Stepping in mink tracks, I know this place in my tendons like a ghost knows the temperature of fog. Here, the Independence River runs like a lovely ribbon until it pounds into a ravine of crumbling shale. And I know that old hunger returning from vanished glaciers. In >>More


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Gouverneur’s Rhoda Fox Graves, NYS Political Trailblazer

Bucking the odds is a common theme of Walter-Mitty-type fantasies — overcoming daunting obstacles to become a winner, or a hero at some level. Few of us actually live the dream, but sometimes it happens, and during Women’s History Month, an incredible North Country example comes to mind: Rhoda F. Graves of Gouverneur in St. Lawrence County. The extreme unlikelihood of her becoming a historic figure in state politics makes her story all the more compelling. And the details are amazing. Extreme unlikelihood? Well, consider that for the first two-thirds of her life, the groundbreaking events of the final third >>More


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Other Milhollands: John and Vida

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Warren County Historical Society will host “The Other Milhollands: John and Vida” on Wednesday, March 27, at 7 pm in Glens Falls. Managing Director of the Ticonderoga Historical Society Diane O’Connor will be the presenter. John E. Milholland, born in 1860, was a journalist, politician, inventor and publisher, who helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He was an owner of the Ticonderoga Sentinel newspaper and a key progressive figure of the early 1900s. Vida Milholland was born in 1888 and, while not as well-known as her sister, >>More


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Local Broadband Symposium Planned for North Creek

The Town of Johnsburg is set to host a Broadband Symposium on March 15th at 6:30 pm in The Tannery Pond Community Center, to review the results since February 2018 of the new NY Broadband Program for Western Warren County. The presentations will focus on customers connected, new customer connections being made, and future plans by Frontier Communications, Slic Network Solutions, and HughesNet. The Town of Johnsburg CDC and the Town of Johnsburg Economic Development Committee are sponsoring this second symposium and welcoming back the three broadband providers to discuss their accomplishments over the past year and their » Continue >>More


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Eyeshine: Those Glowing Eyes Looking Back At You

I’ve taken to wandering the night lately – one of the pleasures of having a puppy. Willow, my pup, and I walk at all hours, from twilight to midnight and into the shadowy early morning. Some nights we walk under the cover of stars and moonlight, and other nights the world is so dark my black dog disappears and I wonder what exactly is on the end of my leash. Void of visual stimulus, any earthbound glimmer of light is noteworthy. One night I saw the glow of two small eyes, like gold coins caught in the arc of my >>More


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Remembering Jackie Archer: A North Country Inspiration (Conclusion)

At Plattsburgh’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration in 1990, Chairperson Vivian Papson shared a personal recollection of Jackie Archer with the Press-Republican’s Anne Smith: “The first time I made contact with Jackie was in 1987. My introduction to her was a firm yet musical voice on the phone saying, ‘I’m Jacqueline Archer. I live in Plattsburgh and I think that this community needs to have a way to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday. I would like to organize a commemorative gathering; would you be interested in working with me?’ Everyone is very proud of Jackie. She is confined >>More


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Poetry: Adirondack Moment

Wild, is your nature, Yet, in infinitely perfect Balance. There was a time, When I might have taken you For granted, But never now, Now, is when every minute with you, Breaks my heart, Both with my human transience, And the permanence, Of your beauty. I cannot capture you, Here, or Ever. I can only be, In you, As you are in me, Here, and Now. Read More Poems From The Adirondack Almanack HERE. View original post.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Adirondack Life’s Our Town Stories at ADKX

Adirondack Experience’s next Cabin Fever Sunday Series, Adirondack Life’s Our Towns with Elizabeth Folwell and Niki Kourofsky, is set for Sunday, March 10th, at 1:30 pm, at the museum in Blue Mountain Lake. For the award-winning magazine’s 50th year, Adirondack Life compiled decades of its popular back-page Our Towns vignettes into a volume packed with quirky characters and colorful tales — including the strange case of a judge who lost his chance to serve in the Lincoln administration by admitting to beyond-the-grave chats with Sir Francis Bacon; where you can find Moan and Groan Acres — that is, if jokesters >>More


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Adirondack Life Names Annual Photo Contest Winners

Adirondack Life magazine recently named the winners of its annual photography contest. One overall grand prize was awarded, as well as 12 awards in landscape, recreation, black-and-white and wildlife categories. Lewis Cowan, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, took the grand-prize-winning photograph, The Durant Cabin, a quintessential Adirondack scene taken from a sung cabin on a winter’s day. First place in the landscape category went to Nikhil Nagane, of Rochester, New York, for First Light in the Adirondacks, an aerial image taken in Bloomingdale. Tom Baulsir, of Gansevoort, New York, came in second with The Narrows, taken on Lake George. Third place >>More


Monday, March 4, 2019

Rogers’ Rangers, Unique Exhibit, At Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga has announced a 1758 Battle on Snowshoes reenactment is set for Saturday, March 9, 2019. The event recreates the fight between Robert Rogers’ rangers, and a mixed French force of Native American Warriors, Canadians, and French Army soldiers on March 13, 1758. Major Robert Rogers force of both volunteers from the 27th foot, and his own rangers headed out on an extended scout from Fort Edward along Lake George, following an attack on a similar patrol from Captain Israel Putnam’s Connecticut rangers. Hiking on snowshoes due to the three feet of snow, the tracks of Roger’s force were >>More