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Friday, August 24, 2018

Cold Water Shock: A Mysterious Lake George Tragedy

The combined stories of Alma Gatti and Jerry Walker reveal two offspring any parent would be proud to claim as their own. Their young lives were filled with activities and accomplishments, suggesting a promising future ahead. Jerry (Cuthbert Orton Walker Jr.), an Arkansas native, spent most of his childhood in Little Rock. He attended the University of Washington in Seattle in the early 1940s, and roomed with three friends while working as a furniture-store clerk. Life was interrupted by World War II, and beginning as an army private barely a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, he spent 30 >>More

Friday, August 24, 2018

Women’s Equality Day Commemoration In Plattsburgh

A Women’s Equality Day Commemoration has been set for Sunday, August 26, from noon to 4 pm at the Clinton County Historical Association, located at 98 Ohio Avenue, in Plattsburgh. August 26 was set-aside in 1971 as an annual event to celebrate the August 26, 1920, adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. The Commemoration’s goal is to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality and to commemorate the work and sacrifices made by women during the suffrage movement. The Clinton County Suffrage Story is currently on exhibit at the Clinton County Historical Association Museum and part of >>More

Friday, August 24, 2018

Blue Mountain Lake Flotilla Festival Sunday

The 2nd Blue Mountain Lake flotilla has been set for August 26, 2018. 136 years ago on Blue Mountain Lake, a steamboat glided through towing some 75 rowboats and their passengers. An orchestra played, a cannon roared salute, Gospel singers raised their voices, and shining Chinese lanterns hung from the boats, and floated on the waves. Last summer, the Blue Mountain Lake Flotilla sailed again. It marked the first time the event took place since the original was held, on the same waters in August of 1882. And now the boats are returning again, highlighting a day of music, food » >>More

Thursday, August 23, 2018

New Arts Center Adds To Uptown Tupper Lake

Sometimes, just a suggestion can spark change. Such was the case with Tupper Arts Director Louise McNally after seeing a request for someone to take the reins of the Tupper Lake Arts Show. McNally, newly retired, thought it would be a good way for her to engage in the Tupper community. For the past two years McNally helped to organize and grow the Tupper Lake Arts Show. She acknowledges that she only helped add ideas to an existing format that worked, though she was largely responsible for moving the show from its home of 42 years, the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library, >>More

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Blue Mountain Lake Focus Of Art Exhibition

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake has announced a new exhibition, Anne Diggory: Blue Mountain Light, is on display until September 15th. An artist reception will be held Saturday August 25th from 4 to 7 pm with an informal talk at 6 pm. The exhibition pulls together artworks in many sizes and mediums inspired by the Blue Mountain Lake area over a span of 24 years. The majority of the pieces were created in recent years while she was artist-in-residence during five summers at the Adirondack Museum, as the Adirondack Experience was then called. The >>More

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Newcomb’s TR Weekend Set For Sept 14-15th

The Town of Newcomb is set to celebrate Theodore Roosevelt’s journey out of the Adirondack High Peaks from Newcomb to the White House following President William McKinley’s assassination to become the 26th president. TR Weekend will be celbrated this year on September 14-15, 2018. This year’s event coincides with the 125th anniversary of the completion of Camp Santanoni, the camp was built in 1892 for Robert C. Pruyn, a banker and industrialist from Albany. When Camp Santanoni was being constructed on the shores of Newcomb Lake, the property included 13,000 acres. The compound eventually included a gate house, a farm >>More

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Washington County Battles and Brews Tour

The Washington County Historical Society is set to conduct a Battles and Brews Tour through Northern and Central Washington County, on September 8th, from 9 am to 5 pm. The trip’s focus is the contribution Washington County’s people made to the Civil War effort. Traveling north from Greenwich, the tour bus will visit Salem, Granville, and Whitehall. After lunch in Whitehall, the tour will continue on to the Hartford Recruiting Center where a first person performance of Rice Bull, a Union Army Soldier in the Civil War and author of the book, Soldiering: The Civil War Diary, will take place. The >>More

Monday, August 20, 2018

Adirondack Historic Roadside Marker Grants Available

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has announced they are now accepting 2018 applications for fully funded Historic Roadside Markers to commemorate the history of the Adirondacks, including locations in Essex, Warren, Hamilton, Saratoga, Washington, Clinton and Franklin Counties. Municipalities and charitable 501(c)(3) organizations in New York State are welcome to apply for the Historic Roadside Marker Grants. Local historical organizations or municipal historians will often apply for the grant on behalf of property owners. Letters of Intent for are due by September 14; the final application deadline is October 1, 2018. A complete grant schedule by region is available on >>More

Monday, August 20, 2018

Champlain Valley Cultural Heritage Grants Available

The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (Champlain Heritage) is seeking proposals for projects to protect, restore, interpret, and showcase the historical resources and cultural heritage of the Champlain Valley. Champlain Heritage anticipates awarding over $100,000 across four grant categories: · Conservation & Community Grants of up to $7,500 to showcase and interpret the Conservation & Community theme of the Champlain Heritage Management Plan. · Local Heritage Grants of up to $4,000 to involve youth and students in the research and discovery of the cultural or natural heritage associated with their community, the creation of new artistic expressions, or interpretation of >>More

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Poetry: Tewawe’éstha

Tewawe’éstha 5,343 feet inside the glittering, Saturnal gales, my lady is serendipitous shrubs submerged in a sea of balsam fir. Even her prismatic, alluvial sands hold my steps, ingrained with the scent of moonshine and charred muscle, clothed in hawking, milky ash at the opalescent summit. View original post.