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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Archaeology of the Adirondacks: New Book, Lecture

The Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society has announced “Understanding the Archaeology of the Adirondacks,” a lecture by archaeologist and author David Starbuck of Chestertown on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 8 pm, at the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library 19 Main Street, Lake Luzerne. David Starbuck is a noted authority on the archaeology of the Adirondacks. He will share excerpts from his latest book Archaeology of the Adirondacks and discuss findings from his most recent Adirondack excavations. The book focuses on the varied material culture brought to the Adirondacks, and now found underground.   Starbuck’s book examines Native American sites on Lake George >>More


Saturday, September 1, 2018

An 18-Year-Old Essex County Missing Person Case

State Police continue to investigate an 18-year-old missing person case from Essex County. On September 21, 1999, the Clifton Police Department in New Jersey received a report of a missing person. Family members reported that Hakan Karacay, a 28-year-old immigrant from Turkey, left his residence on September 20, 1999, at approximately 5 pm, operating a silver 1989 Mazda 626. Karacay was described to be suffering from depression and was dependent on medication which he failed to take with him. On September 25, 1999, the New York State Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle located by a citizen on >>More


Saturday, September 1, 2018

Poetry: Mourning Warbler

Mourning Warbler Like medieval madrigals, the dying melody of the Mourning Warbler is more alive in former realms. Glittering in the azure shade of Striped Maple, somehow they know that heaven is only a way to pass through. View original post.


Thursday, August 30, 2018

Paul Smith’s VIC Paint-Out Planned

Saranac Lake ArtWorks has announced their 4th Annual “Paint-Out” at the Paul Smith’s VIC has been set to run from September 1st to 8th, 2018. Like the Adirondack Plein Air Festival, which just concluded, the “Paint-Out” focuses on painting the Adirondack environment, which includes people and buildings and activities and wildlife as well as the landscape itself. The Paul Smith’s College VIC (Visitor Interpretive Center) is located about a mile north of the college campus on Route 30. The building houses two gallery spaces, an interpretive display about the Adirondacks, classrooms, offices, and a small gift shop. Currently on display >>More


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Labor Day Events in Old Forge

Old Forge is set to celebrate Labor Day on Sunday, September 2nd with the running of a duck derby, a free concert on the lakefront, a car raffle, and fireworks. The star of Sunday’s line-up is the Central Adirondack Association (CAA) raffle, which features a new 2018 Ford Mustang as grand prize, and 10 cash prizes, from $10,000 to $500. Only 999 tickets are being sold. The ducky derby is the only fund raiser for the Central Adirondack Partnership for the 21st Century (CAP-21), a non-profit organization serving Adirondack communities. The derby offers popular prizes ranging such as overnight packages, >>More


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

9th Annual Plein Air Art Auction at View

View Arts Center is set to host an art auction on Saturday, September 1st beginning at 5 pm. A preview reception will take place at 4:30 pm prior to the auction when all of the donated paintings will be on display. This benefit auction is the culmination of a three-day painting event, during which over forty artists are expected to paint en plein air (outdoors) in various locations around Old Forge, and will then donate a painting for the auction. The event brings together a selection of over forty artists, including Wendy Harris and Catherine P. O’Neill. Wendy Harris » >>More


Monday, August 27, 2018

A Lake George Mystery (Conclusion)

No one knew for certain what had happened to Alma Gatti and Jerry Walker after their disappearance on Lake George in summer 1949. To a certain extent, dragging for the bodies was a crapshoot because no one knew for sure where the presumed accident had occurred. There were no reported sightings of them that day, and no way to determine how far their canoe had drifted before reaching the shore. Within a few days, first one paddle and then another, both stamped as belonging to Lamb’s Boathouse, were found in the vicinity of Watch Point, indicating that searchers were dragging >>More


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Hobofest: Free Saranac Lake Music Festival Sept 2nd

The 10th Annual Saranac Lake Hobofest has been set for Sunday, September 2nd, 2018. The one-day free music festival takes place from noon until 10 pm, rain or shine under the Big Top. This is the fourth Hobofest at the bandshell at Riverside Park; it’s no longer at Union Depot. This year’s Hobofest celebrates the bands that collaborated to build the event, plus a couple of special guests. Frankenpine, a band made up of former Saranac Lakers and downstate performers, is set to return for a reunion. They were featured the first two years of Hobofest. Two local ensembles that >>More


Saturday, August 25, 2018

Poetry: At Sodom Community Church

At Sodom (NY) Community Church “Restoration can follow” says the preacher of our litanies of loss. His name is Oliver, no ordinary guy. Of the gift of tongues he will allow an incident in Desert Storm, glossed by Holy Spirit wind. A Bedouin came by by camel with a child needing–needing what!? “One of our Assemblies of God boys prayed that someone understand. And God said ‘Why don’t you?’” Heeding which he did, reducing Babel’s noise to apprehend the need at hand. At hand today: Oliver’s stated theme: “Except the Lord build, we build in vain” –from Ezra’s ancient Hebrew >>More


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