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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Test Your Adirondack Acronym Knowledge

  How well do you think you know the Adirondacks? Here’s a quick quiz to see if you can identify 20 important Adirondack acronyms. Level 1: The Basics DEC APA ORDA UMP ADK Level 2: Moderate LGA AARCH VIC BETA AIC Level 3: Intermediate ROOST LGLC CATS ANCA WCS Level 4: Expert APPIP DANC APSLMP TSC AEC Level 1 Answers DEC – Department of Environmental Conservation APA – Adirondack Park Agency ORDA – Olympic Regional Development Authority UMP – Unit Management Plan ADK – Adirondack Mountain Club Level 2 Answers LGA – Lake George Association AARCH – Adirondack Architectural Heritage >>More


Friday, August 17, 2018

AARCH Homesteading Tour Embraces Modern Builders

For the first time, Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is hosting a modern homesteading tour, according to Deputy Director Virgina Siskavich. “We want to continue to embrace modern builders,” says Siskavich. “We feel that at some point these modern buildings will be a part of history and we want to remember them. We also want to continue to offer tours that have not been offered before.” Additional AARCH tours are scheduled from May to October at a range of historic and modern locations. Since AARCH is a member supported organization, organized tours are open to the public, but selected for the >>More


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Space Force History and the Plattsburgh Air Base

Whether you see a stable genius or a bumbling buffoon in the White House (there seems to be no middle ground), no one should credit him as a visionary for the idea of adding the Space Force as our nation’s fourth military branch. Security and defense officials discussed the idea openly in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. In fact, if a special committee and a certain famous senator had their way, the Space Force might well have had a base right here in the North Country. After a February 1958 interview with author and scientist Willey Ley, the Canton >>More


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Local. Logging. Live! Along The Hudson

The Tannery Pond Center (TPC) in North Creek is set to present “Local Logging Live! Along the Hudson,” celebrating the logging industry in local communities, both past and present, with activities taking place at both the Tannery Pond Community Center and Riverfront Park in North Creek on August 24th and 25th. This event will showcase the cultural aspects of the industry and the major role played by the Hudson River. Planned are a variety of activities including musical concerts, historical displays and Gallery exhibit, multi-media lecture, mini woodsmen field day demonstrations, workshops on musical instruments of logging camps, buff mittens, >>More


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mohawk & Abenaki Art Market at Adirondack Experience

Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, (ADKX) has announced the first Mohawk and Abenaki Art Market, set for August 25-26, from 10 am to 5 pm. The Art Market is the joint effort of the museum in collaboration with the Akwesasne Cultural Center and the Abenaki Cultural Preservation Corporation. The 2018 Mohawk and Abenaki Art Market features master and emerging indigenous artists from the Mohawk communities of Akwesasne (located where Ontario, Quebec, and New York State intersect on the map) and Kahnawake (located adjacent to the city of Montreal). Traditional and contemporary art will be available for sale >>More


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

20 Years After Canoe-In for Wilderness at Little Tupper Lake

Wednesday marks the 20th anniversary of the Canoe-In for Wilderness on Little Tupper Lake. On August 15, 1998, over 300 people in over 200 canoes, kayaks, guide-boats, rowboats, and one small sailboat, rallied on the sloping lawns of the Whitney Headquarters on the shore of Little Tupper Lake and then paddled out onto the lake in a massive flotilla in the Canoe-In for Wilderness at Little Tupper Lake. This event was the biggest environmental rally in a very challenging and divisive time in Adirondack Park history. Those who gathered that day were unabashed in their support for a Wilderness classification >>More


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Ti History Presenting ‘The Other Milhollands’

The Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to present a free program entitled “The Other Milhollands” on Friday, August 17 at 7 pm at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. This program will focus on the lives of Inez’ father John and sister Vida. John E. Milholland, born in 1860, was a journalist, politician, inventor and publisher, who helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He was an owner of the Ticonderoga Sentinel newspaper and a key progressive figure of the early 1900s. Vida Milholland was born in 1888 and, while not as well known >>More


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Poetry: Moose River Road

Moose River Road Strange how alone and ignored they are. Like mildewed beams in a scrapyard, somewhere along the Moose River Road, the doe’s loins lay untaken and twisted. Washed in burgundy, soaked on the crimson gravel, her belly still gasping as we smash into the electrical softness of distant headlights. Photo of Moose River Road. View original post.


Saturday, August 11, 2018

North Country Screening of George Takei’s Allegiance

The Sembrich Summer Film Series will continue on Monday, August 13th, at 7:30 pm with a screening of George Takei’s Allegiance, The Broadway Musical on the big screen at the Bolton Town Hall. Admission is free. Filmed live on Broadway in January of 2016 during the last weeks of its run, Allegiance tells the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 110,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. To date, Allegiance has had limited screenings, as a special Fathom Event in movie theaters » Continue Reading. View >>More


Saturday, August 11, 2018

Two Weeks of the Lake George Music Festival

Celebrating its 8th year, the Lake George Music Festival (LGMF) continues to stretch the boundaries of classical music. The goal of the LGMF is continue to respect and preserve the music that has stood the test of time while showcasing the art of current musicians. For two weeks the festival brings world class chamber musicians, orchestras, and choir music throughout the village of Lake George and beyond. President and CEO Alexander Lombard said their mission is to continue to bring classical music to the community and provide a living breathing art form. During the festival’s two week schedule the core >>More