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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

VIEW’s Executive Director Stepping Down

Jeff Grimshaw, Executive Director of View Arts Center in Old Forge, has announced he will step down on December 14th, 2018. Grimshaw has led View for the past two years. Bernadette Sunderlin, Director of Operations at View, will serve as interim director while View searches for a new director. Founded in 1951, View is dedicated to inspiring the lives of individuals visiting or residing in the Adirondacks. Open year-round, it draws artists, musicians, instructors, and speakers from across North America. It regularly hosts juried exhibitions in its four airy and light-soaked galleries, performances in its spacious and intimate Gould Hall, >>More


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Arts Center Closing for Season December 15th

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts has announced a last day/holiday sale and celebration has been set for Saturday, December 15th, from 10 am to 4 pm. Support local artisans and the Arts Center with 10 to 50% off selected merchandise. Savory treats and holiday sweets will be available throughout the day. Visitors can sip wine or a glass of eggnog as they explore the last exhibition of the year, works by Nancy Halter and peruse the AC’s gift shop. The Arts Center is located at 3446 State Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake. Reopening is scheduled for May 1st, >>More


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

‘Lost Buildings of Saranac Lake’ on Display

An exhibition of models by John Wheeler of the lost buildings of Saranac Lake was revealed on Friday, November 30th. The exhibit, titled “Remember When?” will be displayed for the holiday season in the windows of the former Sears building at 66 Main Street. Eighteen models of the lost buildings of Saranac Lake will be on display along with historic photos and captions. The collection of models represents four years of painstaking work by local resident and history enthusiast, John Wheeler. Historic Saranac Lake showed some of the models last summer in a short term exhibit » Continue Reading. View >>More


Monday, December 3, 2018

New Book On Adirondack Guideboats Published

The life’s work of Stephen Sulavik, The Adirondack Guideboat: Its Origins, Its Builders and Their Boats (Bauhan Publishing, 2018) provides a heavily illustrated history of the iconic Adirondack guideboat. Stephen Sulavik was a pulmonary surgeon fascinated by the guideboats. Upon his death, his book was shepherded to publication by his friend and former Chairman of the Board of the Adirondack Museum, Robert Worth. He enlisted the help of historian Edward “Ted” Comstock and guideboat builder and expert Christopher Woodward to revise and complete the project. The Adirondack Guideboat features distinctive characteristics (lake by lake, builder by builder), historic photographs, reproductions of >>More


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Winter Experiences at Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga has announced a new schedule of programs during its Winter Quarters season. From now through April, visitors can attend living history events, engaging seminars, specialty programs, behind-the-scenes VIP Tours, and hands-on workshops. Guests will have the opportunity to explore Fort Ticonderoga during what was traditionally the “Winter Quarters” season for armies of the 18th century. Groups of 15 or more are also invited to schedule a visit to have the entire site to themselves and a dedicated historic interpreter for their tour during Winter Quarters. Scheduled events as follows: Living History Events December 7 & 8, 2018: » >>More


Saturday, December 1, 2018

A Spring Fed Brook

  A Spring Fed Brook Like a spring fed brook, we all start without answering. Held together by opposite sides. Deeply cleft, grey-green with lichens bent by the wind View original post.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

30 Years of ‘Christmas in Warrensburgh’ Events

It’s a quick transition between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I haven’t even finished the turkey-day leftovers while my neighbors already have their halls decked with holly. I need to be eased into the holiday spirit and luckily festivals around the Adirondacks each week help me to do just that. Each Adirondack town has opportunities to shop local and bring home some holiday cheer. For 30 years, Warrensburg has been bringing an old-fashioned Christmas experience that pulls at the heart strings with caroling, a living nativity scene, horse drawn carriage rides, and more. Warrensburgh Beautification Committee creates the annual theme to pull >>More


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Long Lake Polar Plunge Dec 29th

The Sixth Annual Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge has been set for Saturday, December 29th at 1 pm, at the Long Lake Town Beach. Prizes will be awarded for Best Costume, Best Team Theme, Most Money Raised by an Individual, Most Money Raised by a Team and Best Plunge Technique. Registration and blood pressure checks will be held at the Adirondack Hotel from 11 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, with the plunge slated for 1 pm at the Town Beach, 1258 Main Street. This year it is requested that the minimum amount raised to participate is $25. Participants are >>More


Monday, November 26, 2018

Huckleberry Charlie: Jefferson County’s Charles Sherman (Part 4)

In fall 1911, Sherman’s gardening skills, which had paved the way for decades of successful peddling, were credited with helping Woodville’s (near Lake Ontario) George Kring develop an especially prolific squash crop, including one vine that yielded 35 specimens. In a strong agrarian economy, such achievements were frequently touted in the press, a welcome bonus for a man with Charlie’s affinity for attention. For someone who loved being the life of the party, 1913 proved to be a busy and pleasurable year for Charlie, who had entered his seventies. In early June, he joined the festivities as Carthage hosted the >>More


Monday, November 26, 2018

Glass Pipe Blowing Competition in Glens Falls, Dec 3-8

Downtown Glens Falls retailer 42 Degrees is set to host a glass pipe blowing competition, ADK Throwdown, from Monday to Friday, December 3 to 7, 2018. Each day, two glass artists will be creating new work in the 42 Degrees studio at 23 Park Street. Visitors are invited to watch the artists in action during the day at no charge. The tournament ends with an awards ceremony and presentation of the grand prize of $2,500 to the winner during 42 Degrees’ Annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 8, from 7 pm to midnight. The Holiday Party will also feature live >>More




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