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Saturday, November 3, 2018

New Chapman Museum Exhibit: Personal Effects

On November 4, from 1 to 3 pm, the Chapman Museum’s new exhibit, Personal Effects, which highlights a wide variety of items from the museum’s collection, will open to the public. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through March 30, 2019. According to the Cambridge English dictionary, “Personal Effects” are “Things you own that you often carry with you.” In a well-known Capital One commercial, Samuel L. Jackson asks, “What’s in Your Wallet?” A quick search of the internet reveals that our culture is fascinated by what we carry. Over 10 million people viewed >>More

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Poetry: The Thunder

The Thunder Like the hunger of Adirondack blackflies in summer, the thunder roars. The savage rapids of our lives. The seduction of a morning’s panorama. View original post.

Friday, November 2, 2018

The Rider at Champlain Valley Film Series Nov 3rd

The Champlain Valley Film Series is set to present the film The Rider on Saturday, November 3, at 7:30 pm at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. Based on a true story, this film is set on a South Dakota reservation, about a rising star in the rodeo circuit who suffers a near fatal injury. Both reckless and resilient, he must choose between a life’s work that may kill him or a life without it that may destroy him. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for those under 18. The Whallonsburg Grange Hall is located at 1610 NYS Route 22, in >>More

Thursday, November 1, 2018

NorthWind Gallery: Musical Translations, Student Work

NorthWind Fine Arts is set to present “Musical Translations” on Friday, November 2 from 5 to 7 pm. NorthWind’s artists have created artistic interpretations of some of their favorite songs, and will share them with the public. NorthWind Fine Arts will also celebrate the debut of local middle and high school students’ work being exhibited at the gallery. The reception is free and open to the public, light refreshments will be available. The show will be on exhibit through November 26. NorthWind Fine Arts is located at 11 Woodruff Street, Saranac Lake. For more information call (518) 354-1875 or visit >>More

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Cure Porch on Wheels Project Moving Forward

Historic Saranac Lake has been awarded a grant to support the Cure Porch on Wheels project in 2019. The New York Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has approved $16,000 to support programming on Historic Saranac Lake’s oral history booth and mobile exhibit space. This is the latest of a number of grants that have supported the project. In 2018, a NYSCA Museum Program grant supported the construction of the Cure Porch on Wheels. The Cure Porch on Wheels project is modeled on the cure porches of Saranac Lake, where tens » Continue Reading. View original post.

Monday, October 29, 2018

TAUNY Plans for St Law County Studio Tour

TAUNY is set to host a variety of programs during the St. Lawrence County Arts Artists’ Studio Tour November 1st to 3rd. The community is invited to stop by The TAUNY Center and to meet local artists and see art-making in action. These programs will begin on Thursday, November 1st with a 3-day barn quilt making workshop led by Ruth McWilliams. On Saturday, November 3rd, the next Folkstore Artist Spotlight exhibit featuring the work of Susan Robinson will open with a Meet the Artist Opening Reception from 1 to 3 pm. Visitors can drop by The TAUNY Center throughout the >>More

Sunday, October 28, 2018

32 Graduate From NCCC Prison Education Program

More than thirty students from correctional facilities across the region are the first class of graduates from North Country Community College’s Second Chance Pell program. The Second Chance Pell Experimental Sites Initiative, launched by the U.S. Department of Education in 2015, provides need-based Pell grants to people in state and federal prisons through partnerships with 65 colleges in 27 states. NCCC is the only two-year college in the State University of New York system to offer Second Chance Pell, which allows non-violent inmates with less than five years left on their sentences to earn an associate’s degree. The goal of >>More

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Poetry: Close to Timberline

Close to Timberline I want the spacious sweep of a green mosaic, those Tupper Lake marshes and fountainheads of majestic streams. I want countless warm ponds wrapped in cold weather. The teardrop of the lake itself. I want the secret sources of the Hudson, log bridges, and vanished paths. I want a thin mist. Ferns, sedges, grasses, and white- cedar thicket. The deep woods. The spring thaw. Just early snow on the tumbled rocks. View original post.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Legend of Jack-O-Lantern

Perhaps the single-most-recognizable symbol of the Halloween season is the traditional hollowed out pumpkin carved into a smiling or ominous, illuminated-in-the-dark face. But, “Why,” I’ve often been asked, “is it called a jack-o-lantern?” While much of what’s known is ambiguous at best, the first widely-accepted mention I can find dates back to the five classes of fairies in Cornish lore: the Small People, the Brownies, the Spriggans, the Buccas, Bockles, or Knockers, and the Piskies. The Piskies went about confusing wary travelers; getting them hopelessly lost and eventually leading them into bogs and moors with a » Continue Reading. View >>More

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Celebrating Halloween In Ticonderoga Oct 26-31

Ticonderoga is rattling the cupboards in hopes of conjuring up all the ghosts with its annual Halloween Festival and Fort Ticonderoga’s Maze by Moonlight. Before or after getting lost in the Heroic Corn Maze, stop by the town of Ticonderoga for a five-day festival of fun, October 26-31. Each day a range of activities are planned that are suitable for the very young to those wanting the traditional scare. Pumpkin carving, a variety show and pumpkin walk are just a few of the listed activities. Other fun ways to celebrate Halloween include the costumed competition of Glow Bowling or treat >>More