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Friday, December 7, 2018

Holiday Celebrations At The Grange

The Whallonsburg Grange Hall in Essex is set to hold its holiday celebration and performance of “A Christmas Carol” Radio Play on Sunday, December 9 at 3 pm, and their annual Holiday Market on Saturday, December 15 from 1 to 4 pm. The Grange’s annual holiday celebration and performance of “A Christmas Carol” Radio Play is Sunday. There will be music and dancing and holiday cheer upstairs, and cookie-baking and ornament-making for kids downstairs starting at 3 pm. The curtain goes up on “Carol” at 4 pm and with wonderful live music (organ, cello, fiddle) and a great cast. All >>More

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Charles ‘Huckleberry Charlie’ Sherman (Part 5)

It had been a busy year, but if anything, Charlie Sherman was more active in 1915, receiving ample media coverage for his many exploits — and more than a few surprises. In January, the Ogdensburg Journal reported on his visit to Watertown’s relief kitchen located on Jackman Street. He dropped in, looked things over, was offered supper, and accepted, afterward offering effusive praise of the food, facility, and staff, and rewarding them with brief and witty speeches on a number of topics. At the end of the month, he showed up at Watertown High School and was guided to the >>More

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Out of the Closet: Adirondack Ugly Sweater Events

Even thoughtful gifts don’t always exactly fit your taste. Give that ugly sweater a chance to redeem itself (and the sweater giver) by wearing it an Adirondack ugly sweater events. Just like that bridesmaid dress we are always told can be repurposed, that festive holiday sweater can now raise funds for children’s art classes, food pantries, or even a pint of beer. Good luck. On December 8, BluSeed Studios will host an Ugly Sweater 5K Run/Walk to help fund their annual free spring break and after school art classes for area children. Each participant will receive a raffle ticket for >>More

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Globe: A Well-Rounded Perspective

Global warming might be a lot more fun if it came with a thermostat. Like most people in northern NY State, there are times when I wish it was not quite so chilly. If I could tweak some climate-dial so my tomato plants could safely go into the garden on May 1, guaranteed frost-free, it would be wonderful. And few of us would complain if we could suddenly grow peaches and oranges in our backyards. But aside from a complete lack of control over the whole process, my main gripe about global warming is its first name. » Continue Reading. >>More

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

VIEW’s Executive Director Stepping Down

Jeff Grimshaw, Executive Director of View Arts Center in Old Forge, has announced he will step down on December 14th, 2018. Grimshaw has led View for the past two years. Bernadette Sunderlin, Director of Operations at View, will serve as interim director while View searches for a new director. Founded in 1951, View is dedicated to inspiring the lives of individuals visiting or residing in the Adirondacks. Open year-round, it draws artists, musicians, instructors, and speakers from across North America. It regularly hosts juried exhibitions in its four airy and light-soaked galleries, performances in its spacious and intimate Gould Hall, >>More

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Arts Center Closing for Season December 15th

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts has announced a last day/holiday sale and celebration has been set for Saturday, December 15th, from 10 am to 4 pm. Support local artisans and the Arts Center with 10 to 50% off selected merchandise. Savory treats and holiday sweets will be available throughout the day. Visitors can sip wine or a glass of eggnog as they explore the last exhibition of the year, works by Nancy Halter and peruse the AC’s gift shop. The Arts Center is located at 3446 State Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake. Reopening is scheduled for May 1st, >>More

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

‘Lost Buildings of Saranac Lake’ on Display

An exhibition of models by John Wheeler of the lost buildings of Saranac Lake was revealed on Friday, November 30th. The exhibit, titled “Remember When?” will be displayed for the holiday season in the windows of the former Sears building at 66 Main Street. Eighteen models of the lost buildings of Saranac Lake will be on display along with historic photos and captions. The collection of models represents four years of painstaking work by local resident and history enthusiast, John Wheeler. Historic Saranac Lake showed some of the models last summer in a short term exhibit » Continue Reading. View >>More

Monday, December 3, 2018

New Book On Adirondack Guideboats Published

The life’s work of Stephen Sulavik, The Adirondack Guideboat: Its Origins, Its Builders and Their Boats (Bauhan Publishing, 2018) provides a heavily illustrated history of the iconic Adirondack guideboat. Stephen Sulavik was a pulmonary surgeon fascinated by the guideboats. Upon his death, his book was shepherded to publication by his friend and former Chairman of the Board of the Adirondack Museum, Robert Worth. He enlisted the help of historian Edward “Ted” Comstock and guideboat builder and expert Christopher Woodward to revise and complete the project. The Adirondack Guideboat features distinctive characteristics (lake by lake, builder by builder), historic photographs, reproductions of >>More

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Winter Experiences at Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga has announced a new schedule of programs during its Winter Quarters season. From now through April, visitors can attend living history events, engaging seminars, specialty programs, behind-the-scenes VIP Tours, and hands-on workshops. Guests will have the opportunity to explore Fort Ticonderoga during what was traditionally the “Winter Quarters” season for armies of the 18th century. Groups of 15 or more are also invited to schedule a visit to have the entire site to themselves and a dedicated historic interpreter for their tour during Winter Quarters. Scheduled events as follows: Living History Events December 7 & 8, 2018: » >>More

Saturday, December 1, 2018

A Spring Fed Brook

  A Spring Fed Brook Like a spring fed brook, we all start without answering. Held together by opposite sides. Deeply cleft, grey-green with lichens bent by the wind View original post.