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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

$150k Supporting Staff Training at Adirondack Experience

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), has received a $156,573 grant from the Museums for America program of Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency. This year, IMLS received 472 funding requests from across the U.S. and made grants to only 28% of the applicants. In recent years ADKX has received a total of $694,837 in IMLS funding, including the new award. Past funding has supported the installation of new exhibitions, the conservation of ADKX’s unique collections, and other projects. The IMLS grant is expected to provide specialized training for ADKX’s seasonal staff. During >>More

Monday, October 1, 2018

Tony Goodwin: A Railroad To Lake Placid Is Not Sustainable

To date, much of the rail vs. trail debate has touted the potential benefits of the possible uses of the Adirondack Rail Corridor. The supposed benefits of a trail include increased local recreational opportunities both summer and winter plus economic benefits from those who will travel to the area to use the trail with bicyclists and snowmobilers to be the greatest users. Rail supporters question whether those benefits are greater than the benefits of a fully restored railroad that would supposedly bring greater economic benefits by transporting more visitors to the area. Mostly left out of the debate is any >>More

Monday, October 1, 2018

French and Indian War Shipwrecks of Lake George, Oct 12

A free program focusing on the French and Indian War Shipwrecks of Lake George has been set for Friday, October 12th, at 7 pm at the Hancock House at 6 Moses Circle in Ticonderoga. Featured speaker Joseph Zarzynski, part of the original discovery team for many of these ships, will lead the discussion. Included will be a discussion of The Land Tortoise, built as a floating gun battery by the British in 1758. This 52-foot-long gunboat is North America’s oldest intact warship. It was deliberately sunk in l00 feet of water » Continue Reading. View original post.

Monday, October 1, 2018

22 Grants Awarded in Gore Region

The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region, a component fund of Adirondack Foundation, has awarded $18,027 in grant funding to benefit a variety of local initiatives in Schroon, Minerva, Horicon, Chester, and Johnsburg. This year’s grant recipients were honored at a ceremony at Seagle Music Colony on August 28. In Johnsburg, a $750 grant award will help fourth grader Hudson Dunkley continue to fund his self-started “Snacks for Friends” program, which provides nutritious snacks for three classes at his school. In Minerva, the Sleeping Giants Senior Citizens program received $900 in funding to help offset the cost of social >>More

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


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