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Sunday, May 6, 2018

ADK Basics: Getting A Good Start In Life

ADK Basics, are five fun and simple ways to help children ages 0-3 get the best possible start in life. Eighty percent of brain growth happens by the age of three. Beginning from birth, young brains develop like little muscles, getting bigger and stronger the more they interact with family members, caregivers and friends. The ADK Basics are five clusters of parenting and care-giving behaviors: – Maximize Love, Manage Stress – Talk, Sing, and Point – Count, Group, and Compare – Explore Through Movement and Play – Read and Discuss Stories ADK Basics is a project of the Adirondack Foundation >>More


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mateskared: The Zahniser Cabin in Johnsburg

In the mid-1990s Harold Allen reminisced about my father Howard Zahniser: “He bought the place, and he never had seen it,” Harold said. “Paul Schaefer was the one who told him about it.” Pansy and I were sitting at their kitchen table. Her parents, John and Hester Dalaba, named their girls for plants—Pansy, Daisy, Blossom, Fern, and Carnata — and their boys for trees — Oliver and Linden.  Harold, Pansy’s husband, sat in his favorite easy chair, next to the door to their closed-in front porch. “We even tried to give it away,” Harold said of their first attempts to >>More


Monday, April 30, 2018

Historic Saranac Lake Plans Trudeau Acquisition, Expansion

The Board of Directors of Historic Saranac Lake (HSL) has announced a plan to pursue acquisition and redevelopment of the former Trudeau home and medical offices at 118 Main Street, Saranac Lake. The initial conceptual design include restoration of the building’s exterior. The entry level is expected to host museum exhibits, collections storage, and a museum store that will expand upon HSL’s existing exhibits at the Saranac Laboratory Museum nearby. Additional possibilities for the first floor include public space for arts and cultural events, and office space. The second floor will » Continue Reading. View original post.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Adirondack Lakes 2018 Summer Theatre Festival Set

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts has announced the line-up for its 2018 Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival. This year the touring festival will feature the romantic comedy Talley’s Folly; free outdoor performances of its Shakespeare in the Parks production, Much Ado About Nothing; and Seussical: The Musical. The Summer Theatre Festival runs from July 13 through August 6 and opens with the play Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson. Directed by Jordan Hornstein, this humorous tale of the an unlikely romance that takes place at a boathouse in the 1940s will feature two of the North Country’s most exciting >>More


Monday, April 30, 2018

200-Mile Great Adirondack Garage Sale May 25-27

The eighth annual Great Adirondack Garage Sale has been set for May 25-27 and will encompass an over 200-mile “garage sale trail,” along routes 28, 30 and 3. The event includes the communities of Old Forge, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Tupper Lake, Lake Clear, Paul Smiths, Malone, Cranberry Lake, Piercefield, Newcomb and Speculator. Residents are encouraged to sign up to sell during the Memorial Day Weekend event. The interactive website shows garage sale locations and allows sellers to list items along with an unlimited number of photos to enhance their » Continue Reading. View >>More


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Tapping A Spring and Tipping Outhouses at Bobcat Ranney’s

In the Harold and Pansy Allen family’s e-mail newsletter Dogtown News, Harold once recounted how they got the water from the spring — which lies across the road — into their first house, now our cabin named Mateskared. “Ranney was the proprietor of the Paul Schaefer Club property, the old club,” Harold began, invoking the land directly across our road. “I asked Archie Ranney if I could go over and pipe that water into the house. Ranney said ‘Oh no. You can not do that.’ So I ignored what he said. I bought pipe and a pump from Ernest Noxon >>More


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Canoes: Rushton Artifacts Featured In Canton

A “White Glove” event featuring items from the Rushton Collection has been set for May 5th, the first day of Canton Canoe Weekend and Rushton Memorial Races, at the Silas Wright House in Canton. Attendees will be able to don white cotton gloves and carefully handle Rushton-related objects and archival items under the watchful eyes of a curator. Admission to the event is priced at $5. Entry may require a short wait, as the number of people allowed into the viewing area at any time will be limited. While waiting, participants may be interested in looking around the museum. The >>More


Monday, April 23, 2018

Paul Smith’s College Readying 5th Annual SAM Fest

Paul Smith’s College is set to hold a day-long festival of music, art and TED-style science talks on Saturday, April 28, from 10 am to 5 pm at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. The Science, Art, Music Festival – SAM Fest – is now in its fifth year. It will feature performances by North Country musicians, science-oriented talks by faculty, students, and guest speakers, exhibits of works by local artists organized by Paul Smith’s biologist Ann Sporn, and a showing of It’s Happening, a new documentary about the renewable energy revolution. The theme » Continue Reading. View original post.


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Lake George Garden Club Perennial Plant Sale Set

The Lake George Community Garden Club will hold their Annual Perennial Plant Sale on Saturday, May 19, from 9 am to 2 pm, at the St. James Episcopal Church, 172 Ottawa St., Lake George. Select from a wide variety of high-quality perennial plants dug, potted, and ready to plant from Garden Club members’ zone 4 and 5 gardens. Garden club members are always available at the sales to share planting instructions and gardening tips. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund civic beautification and community service projects, donations to local charities, and camperships for youth to attend » Continue >>More


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Betty Pettitt Nicholas: ‘A House in the Adirondacks and an Airplane, Too!’

In June 1982, Betty Pettitt Nicholas was awarded the Nicholas Trophy by the Indianapolis Aero Club as the previous year’s “most deserving woman pilot of the year.” It was the second time she was chosen for the honor, and as happened on the first occasion back in 1952, unusual circumstances surrounded the award. The trophy given 30 years earlier was named in honor of Dee Nicholas, who had been the wife of Ted Nicholas, a pilot and TV executive. A year after winning the award, Betty Pettitt married Ted, a union that ended 15 years later, in 1968, when he >>More