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Friday, May 18, 2018

Champlain Youth Rowers; Frank Beckett Joins Longboat Fleet

On Saturday May 19th over 150 youth rowers are set to gather at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum for the annual Spring Wave, a regional youth open-water rowing competition. Youth rowers from schools in Maine, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut will row a series of three heats in thirty-two and twenty-five foot rowing boats which were built in LCMMs boat shop by regional High School students. Each year, for the past » Continue Reading. View original post.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Adirondack Explorer Names New Editor

Brandon Loomis, a senior environmental reporter at the Arizona Republic since 2012, has been named editor of the Adirondack Explorer. He will start in July, succeeding Editor Phil Brown, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Loomis began his career at a weekly newspaper in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he covered the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks during the buildup to wolf reintroduction in that region. He has since worked at newspapers in Idaho, Utah, Alaska, and Arizona and at the Chicago bureau of the Associated Press. He was city editor of the Juneau Empire in Alaska during the >>More


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Wild Center’s 2018 Summer Events

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake has issued the following 2018 summer schedule of events, including scenic tours, paddling trips, documentary showings, presentations, and more: Tuesday, May 29th – Saturday, October 6th, 3 pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays Behind the Scenes Tours Cost: Members $5, Non-members: adults $10, youth $7 Explore behind the curtain where practices and ideas combine to bring The Wild Center experience to life. Take a closer look at the Wild Center’s green energy system, learn how it’s life support system keeps the trout and otters happy, and visit with wild animal ambassadors behind the scenes. Members are >>More


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Stillwater Fire Tower Gets New Interpretive Sign

The Stillwater Fire Tower has received a new interpretive sign that recounts Stillwater’s the towers that preceded the present 1919 steel tower. The latest tower was reopened after restoration in 2016. The sign is bolted to the tower near the empty drill hole in the bedrock that once held a Verplanck Colvin Adirondack Survey marker from 1882. The sign, designed and erected by the NYS DEC, pictures an aerial photo of the tower during autumn by Pete Bogardus. Framing the right edge are architectural plans of the steel tower manufactured in Chicago and shipped by rail to the New York >>More


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Nominations Sought for 2018 Preservation Awards

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the historic preservation organization for the region, has opened nominations for its 2018 Preservation Awards. These annual awards recognize sensitive restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse of historic structures throughout the region, as well as individuals who have promoted historic preservation and community revitalization consistent with AARCH’s mission.  Projects of all sizes and scopes are eligible for consideration. The deadline for nominations is July 1, 2018. A celebration of the 2018 award winners will be on November 2, 2018, at a luncheon at Valcour Brewing Company, a 2017 Preservation Awards recipient for the sensitive restoration and rehabilitation >>More


Monday, May 14, 2018

The Old Trail: A Short History of Lyon Mountain

The recent recounting here of personal memories and good times linked to the old trail on Lyon Mountain told only part of the path’s history. A decade ago, a new trail replaced the old one, which had degraded with sections ranging from grassy to rocky to bouldery to muddy to extremely steep, muddy, and slippery. It was a mess compared to paths built by modern trail crews. In 2006, ADK’s Algonquin Chapter completed the plans for a new trail, which was built in the summer of 2008. Without fanfare, a new trail replaced the old one, but a bit of >>More


Monday, May 14, 2018

A Woman’s Place: 2nd Wave Feminism in Athol

Author Lorraine Duvall is set to give a talk on the history of A Woman’s Place, an intentional community located on property formerly known as Moose Mountain Lodge in Thurman, on June 3rd from 2 to 3:30 pm at the Thurman Town Hall. Five to ten women lived at this Drexel Road site communally at any one time. They provided lodging for guests in four cabins and held retreats in the restored barn, offering self-help workshops at a time when women came together during the second wave of feminism. Duvall will share what she’s learned from newspaper articles and interviews >>More


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Howard Zahniser’s Poetry Heroes and the Wilderness Act

Howard Zahniser played an important role in mid-twentieth century Adirondack wildlands conservation. His main culture heroes were three poets: Dante Aligheri, William Blake, and Henry David Thoreau. Although Thoreau is not now widely known as a poet, that’s how he embarked on his rocky literary career that time would eventually secure. As Thoreau scholar Robert D. Richardson has noted: “The two years Thoreau spent at Walden Pond and the night he spent in the Concord jail are among the most familiar features of the American intellectual landscape.” Thoreau’s mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson had bought, for a woodlot, the Walden Pond >>More


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Thurman Woods Walk and Artisan Market June 2nd

The Annual Woods Walk and Artisan Market at Martin’s Lumber in Thurman has been set for June 2nd from 10 to 4. The Woods Walk and Artisan Market includes leisurely walks through the woods, lessons about sustainability and trees with Gary Martin and the medicinal value of plants with Amy Cason, and more. Scheduled activities include: Sawmill Demonstration on the mill with Gary Martin; Wood Carving demo by John Los, along with his famous spoons, perch stools and Windsor chairs; Artist and potter, Diane Coler-Cubit will give potters wheel demonstrations; “Forest Floor Art work” by Toni » Continue Reading. View >>More


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Enrollment, Auditions For Boquet Theatre Festival

Enrollment is open, and a date for auditions has been set for the Boquet River Theatre Festival (BRTF) 2018 program, hosted by the Depot Theatre in Westport. The 2018 BRTF Junior production, directed by Cheri La Duke, will be Willy Wonka, and rehearsals will start July 23 with performances August 10, 11, 12. The Senior production, directed by Jackie Robertin, will be determined after auditions, based on the number of cast members. Rehearsals for the senior program will start July 30 with performances August 17, 18, 19. Auditions for both the junior and » Continue Reading. View original post.