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Thursday, June 28, 2018

5 Days of Fun: Ticonderoga’s Best Fourth in the North

Volunteers are the heart of most Adirondack events, and Ticonderoga’s Best Fourth in the North is no exception. The week-long celebration makes Ticonderoga more than just a stop on the Independence Day Circuit. For over 65 years, Ticonderoga has been adding events and activities to celebrate Independence Day. This year’s theme is Superheroes and Villains, and the festival kicks off Saturday, June 30, with an evening block party at the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour parking lot. The event was originally organized by the volunteer fire department, but now has a separate volunteer committee ensuring that residents and visitors >>More


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Championships Start Summer Skating Season

As many as 500 figure skaters of all levels are set to take to the Olympic Center ice to compete in the annual Lake Placid Figure Skating Championships. The competitions in men and ladies singles and pairs begin Thursday, June 28, in both the 1932 Rink and Herb Brooks Arena and continue through Sunday, July 1. Tickets for the 61st Lake Placid Figure Skating Championships are available at the Olympic Center box office and at the doors of both the 1932 Rink and Herb Brooks Arena. Single day tickets are $12/adults and $7/juniors & seniors. All event tickets are available >>More


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

At Eagle’s Nest: Ned Buntline In The Adirondacks

Stocky red-bearded Ned Buntline, the unruly dime novelist, and Buffalo Bill’s promoter was born Edward Zane Carroll Judson in 1823,. He left home at thirteen and took to the high seas, and at fifteen he had already worked as a cabin boy on a freighter bound for the Caribbean, become a midshipman, and published his first story. He chose the pen name Buntline as a reminder of his sailing days (a buntline was a rope at the bottom of a square sail). When his maritime career ended, he spent the next two years, by his own embellished accounts, killing buffaloes >>More


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Chazy Summer Fair to Mark World War One Centennial

Alice T. Miner Museum and the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute will hold a Centennial Summer Fair, Saturday, July 14th at Miner Institute in Chazy, from 1 to 4 pm. This event will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and will also serve as a fundraiser for the United Way of the Adirondack Region. The Fair will give visitors the opportunity to learn about the significance of World War I and enjoy period-themed entertainment and refreshments. The role of Clinton County citizens in World War I, both abroad and on the home front, will >>More


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Essex County Arts and Crafts Festivals Set

This year’s Essex County Arts and Crafts Festivals have been set for Friday, July 6th, at the Essex County Fairgrounds (at the start of Westport’s July 4th weekend celebrations) and on Wednesday, August 1, a mid-week event at the height of the summer season. Fine artists and craft artists from across Essex County and the neighboring region are invited to display and offer to sell their work. Attendees are expected from more than 2o states. The Essex County Arts and Crafts Festival has established a website that will present representative images of each artist’s or crafter’s work, as well as >>More


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Generous Acts Grants Awarded to Adirondack Nonprofits

Adirondack Foundation recently awarded $137,866 in grants to more than three-dozen nonprofit organizations. The funding comes primarily from the Foundation’s Generous Acts Fund, which accepts applications once per year for grants from a pool of donations from generous people who care about local communities. Grant awards ranged from $1,000 – $10,000, and the projects are helping kids, families, seniors, and other community members, as highlighted below. Promoting healthy food and nutrition Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc., serving Elizabethtown, Lewis, and Keeseville; Adirondack Community Outreach Center, serving Johnsburg and Minerva; Citizen Advocates, serving Franklin County and Akwesasne St. Regis Mohawk schools; >>More


Sunday, June 24, 2018

Blue Mountain Lake: Chauncey Hathorn and Bennett Brothers

On a cool autumn evening in 1874, 19-year-old Edward Bennett stood in line holding his two dollar ticket and waited to board the night boat to Albany. If all went as scheduled, he would arrive by morning just in time to catch the train to Saratoga where the newly opened Adirondack railroad would take him to the last stop on the line, North Creek, one of the gateways to the Adirondacks. Those who would come to know him as a robust mature adult would not have recognized this skinny, pale Irish farmhand. And anyone inquiring as to his destination must >>More


Saturday, June 23, 2018

Verdi-Themed Film Opens Sembrich Film Series

The opera-themed film In the Mouth of the Wolf is set to be shown in Bolton Landing on Monday, June 25th, at 7:30 pm. This opening selection of the Sembrich Summer Film Series will be presented at Bolton Free Library, 4922 Lake Shore Drive, and is open free and open to the public. This documentary, virtually unseen since first being shown on U.S. television in 1963, offers a glimpse into an all-but-vanished musical milieu, as the nervous stars — opera greats Margherita Roberti, Renato Cioni, and Piero Cappuccilli — » Continue Reading. View original post.


Saturday, June 23, 2018

‘Adirondack Awakening’ Art Opening In Saranac Lake

NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery has announced an opening reception for ‘Adirondack Awakening,’ a new exhibition by Susan Whiteman, has been set for Friday, July 6, from 5 to 7 pm. Featuring luminous landscapes and florals, the exhibit will be on display for the month of July. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Susan is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America and plein air painter. The NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery is located at 11 Woodruff Street, Saranac Lake. For more information call (518) 354-1875 or email northwindfinearts@gmail.com. Painting: Autumn’s Awakening >>More


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Keeseville Plein Air Festival Underway

The second Keeseville Plein Air Festival is taking place this week, June 20 to the 24th. The arts festival is showcasing the work of 25 artists as they paint Keeseville’s mix of natural beauty, historic architecture and emerging agricultural scene. AdkAction developed and launched the inaugural Keeseville Plein Air Festival in 2017 in an effort to bring the attention of talented artists to the hamlet of Keeseville, and aid in community revitalization efforts. The first year of the event included over 60 artworks created by 21 participating artists. Over $8,000 in artwork was sold, benefiting the artists and local community >>More




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