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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Poetry: Last Virgin Pine

Last Virgin Pine Solitary and heavy under the unseated saddle of an infinite sky, Immortality is a ruthless harvester of data: an endless string of half breaths from the last remaining virgin pine. Covered in a bright burst of December snowfall, the sun struck diamonds smile back. View original post.


Friday, November 16, 2018

21st Annual Adirondack Country Christmas Tour

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts has announced they will be participating in the 21st Annual Country Christmas Tour, an Indian Lake/Blue Mountain Lake holiday tradition, on Friday and Saturday, November 23rd and 24th, from 10 am to 4 pm. Various locations will showcase “Made in the Adirondacks” goods. Artisans and crafters open their homes, inviting people in to shop local and purchase their homemade crafts and products. Maps and details about the two-day event are available at participating locations, including the Arts Center and the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce. The Arts Center is #15 on the map, >>More


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Cali Brooks: Working Together For Our Community

In the town of Minerva, Suzanne Crouse and Carol Frazier help to lead the Sleeping Giants Senior Program, which supports community members who are aging in place. This program provides social and emotional connections that also help alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation. A recent grant from Adirondack Foundation – made through its Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region – is helping to offset the cost of educational field trips that would be beyond the logistical and financial means for some of the group’s members. This story, along with countless others like it, demonstrates how community foundations are uniquely >>More


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov 18th

An observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance will be held on Sunday November 18th from 1 to 2 pm, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 136 Main St, Saranac Lake. Transgender Day of Remembrance occurs annually on November 20th, and is a day to memorialize those who were murdered as the result of transphobia (the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people). TDOR, as it is often referred to, was founded in 1998 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender woman to memorialize the murder of her friend Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. These free non-denominational events are open to >>More


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Bauer: What Does The New State Senate Mean For The Adirondacks?

On Election Day in November 2018, voters across New York State voted for a new direction for the 63-member New York State Senate. With some races remaining close and needing to be finalized based on a count of absentee and provisional ballots, it appears that Democrats have elected 40 Senators and Republicans just 23. There is no way to overstate just what a sea change this is for New York State politics. There is also no way to overstate the questions that this sea change raise for the Adirondack Park, which is cut up into four State Senate districts, each >>More


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New Adirondack Welcome Center tells Park’s story

The Adirondack Welcome Center is a step up from the High Peaks Welcome Centers farther up the Northway.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Warren Miller’s 69th Winter Sports Film In Indian Lake

The winter sports action film Face of Winter is set to play at the Indian Lake Theater on November 17 at 7 pm. Snow sports enthusiasts and adventure goers of all ages are invited to kick off the season with Warren Miller’s 69th installment ski and snowboard film. Warren Miller’s films captured the magic of skiing and Face of Winter brings top athletes together to pay tribute. The film includes destinations such as Engleberg, Chamonix, British Columbia, Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand, Washington and more. World-class athletes like Jessie Diggins, Anna Segal, Dash Longe, Forrest Jillson, Amie Engerbretson, Seth Wescott, >>More


Monday, November 12, 2018

Pearsall Foundation Awards 34 Grants

The trustees of the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation rotate the site of their Annual Meeting and Board Retreat around the Adirondack Park and this year it was held at Schroon Lake. The trustees met with 17 Schroon Lake area not-for-profits, organized by Roger Friedman, to discuss issues in the community and how the Pearsall Foundation might help. The trustees also reviewed 47 grant applications, down from 61 the year before, and fully funded the requested amount for 26 of those and partially funded 7. The Glenn and Carol Adirondack Foundation is a private foundation established in 2000 “dedicated >>More


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Poetry: 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.


Friday, November 9, 2018

The Continuing Saga of Jefferson Co’s Huckleberry Charlie

Charlie Sherman was in great demand and welcome at just about any event he favored, for attracting a crowd was the key to success, and few folks could attract a crowd like Charlie could. He followed an itinerary that lasted for decades, traveling from fair to fair, selling his wares (sometimes vegetables, berries, peanuts, or soda) and working as a huckster, promoting other vendors and exhibits. Roaming the grounds, he delivered spiels, sang, pontificated on everything from politics to local history, talked about his past, and spouted witty sayings, often in poetic fashion. It was a win-win situation, adding to >>More