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Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Internal Border at North Hudson

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently made numerous arrests and seized large amounts of marijuana during a five day checkpoint in Essex County. The agency occasionally sets up this temporary check point near Exit 28 of the Adirondack Northway (I-87). A June operation here resulted in similar arrests and seizure of marijuana, as well as what the agency described as the disruption “of two separate alien smuggling rings.” The agency put out a statement saying, “Checkpoint operations are a proven enforcement tool to deny criminal organizations the ability to smuggle people, narcotics or other contraband further » Continue Reading. View >>More

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Camp Santanoni Receives Major Preservation Grant

On September 23, the National Park Service announced the latest round of grant funding under its Save America’s Treasures program and Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the private nonprofit historic preservation organization for the Adirondack region, received an award of $370,000 for conservation and restoration work at Camp Santanoni in the Essex County town of Newcomb. This was one of only nine historic building conservation grants awarded nationally in this round, according to an announcement made by AARCH. These grants are awarded by Congress through the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The Save America’s Treasures program is » Continue >>More

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Poetry: A Prayer for the Adirondacks

A Prayer for the Adirondacks Divine partner, grant That I may respect These mountains. Where there is pollution, Let me plant wildflowers. Where there is extinction, Let me spread conservation. Where there is toxic rain, Let me share purified water. Where there are forest fires, Let me bring regeneration. Where there is fear, let Me be a calming voice in the storm. O divine partner, grant that I may Raise from the dead all that is wasted. View original post.

Monday, September 24, 2018

New Keene Art Gallery Opening Columbus Day Weekend

A new art gallery is set to open in the village of Keene on Columbus Day Weekend, October 5-8, 2018. Lifelong photographers and career mountain guides R.L. & Karen Stolz of Vertical Perspectives Photography have opened the Alpenhaus Gallery to showcase their work. The viewing space is unique. Originally constructed in 1987 as a climbing gym for their mountain guiding service, Alpine Adventures, it is twenty feet tall yet retains an intimate feel. For nearly four decades, the Stolzes have traveled throughout the world as mountain guides and photographers. Their photographic subject matter is diverse, both geographically and in terms >>More

Monday, September 24, 2018

Overflow Crowd Prompts Spirit Photos Program Encore

An overflow crowd for the Ticonderoga Historical Society’s program “Victorian Spirit Photography” has resulted in an additional program being scheduled for Friday, October 5 at 7 pm. “Victorian Spirit Photography” proved so popular that a number of those who wished to attend were unable to get into the program room last Friday evening. The additional presentation will allow attendees to make seat reservations by phone, e-mail or via Facebook. As before, O’Connor promises a couple of “surprises” during the program and invites both the living and “otherworldly” to attend. The program will take place at the Hancock House, 6 Moses >>More

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Seagle Music’s Fall Revue, “Hey, Big Spender” at AC Oct 5th

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is set to present the Seagle Music Colony’s fall revue “Hey, Big Spender” on Friday, October 5th, at 7:30 pm at the Arts Center. The performance will include songs from Cy Coleman, like “Hey, Big Spender,” “Come Follow the Band,” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now.” Coleman, the only composer to win back-to-back Tony Awards for “City of Angels” and “Will Rogers Follies,” is best known for his jazzy popular tunes for the show Sweet Charity. Coleman worked with many collaborators, from Dorothy Fields to Comden and Green with great success. >>More

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Poetry: Find Your Tree

Find Your Tree Find your tree. Accept its broken embraces, like the air of late spring, a sonata and carnival of animals. Find your tree. Once through again, a songbook for the latter days, like old Deuteronomy or the ad-dreaming cat. Find your tree and everything Zen made of sky. For the world has gone wrong; the gamma rays are all off. The heart breaks and the brain is losing power. Find your tree. Old and in the way, waifing near the morning after, such a strange condition is a tree. Another life on a chain. Another in between dream. >>More

Thursday, September 20, 2018

‘Back to the Future’ at NorthWind Gallery, Saranac Lake

NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery has announced “Back to the Future,” an exhibit by Heidi Gutersloh and David Woodward. The opening reception has been set for Friday, October 5, from 5 to 7 pm at 11 Woodruff Street, Saranac Lake. The reception is free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be on display through October 29th. “Back to the Future” is David Woodward’s and Heidi Gutersloh’s first collaboration. In her latest collection of work, Heidi Gutersloh takes us on a nostalgic journey with oil paintings of everyday items that were once “state of the >>More

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Researching Adirondack Diversity Focus of Historians Day

The Adirondack History Museum has announced their annual Historian’s Day event has been set for Friday, October 12th, from 10 am to 2 pm. This years theme is “Researching Diversity in the Adirondacks” and will feature three guest presenters. Presenters Don Papson, Melissa Otis, and Margaret Bartley will discuss techniques and practices for researching minority populations of the past in the Adirondacks. Papson, one of the founders of the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, will discuss Adirondackers and the Anti-Slavery Movement. Otis, whose doctoral studies focused on Native American history, will discuss Native American material culture. Bartley, a local historian, >>More

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Adirondack Wildfire: The Destruction of Long Lake West

Over the years I have put my canoe into the waters at Low’s Lower Dam (constructed 1907); and paddled the meandering Bog River Flow up to Hitchins Pond. I have carried around Low’s Upper Dam (built in 1903*), many times. I usually choose to camp on Low’s Lake, so I keep on going. But occasionally a day paddle and a short hike around Hitchins Pond is in order. It’s on these day paddles that I often walk the road (actually the old Maple Valley Railroad bed), as part of the Horse Shoe Forestry Company, constructed by Abbot Augustus “Gus” Low >>More