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Saturday, January 13, 2018

SUNY Adirondack Offering Online NYS History Course

SUNY Adirondack has announced they are offering an online course on New York State History for the 2018 Spring semester. The semester begins on January 22nd and ends on May 10th. The course is a 200-level undergraduate course, but students may work at the graduate level after consultation with the instructor. The course was created by and is moderated by Edward Knoblauch. “Much of the course is taught by comparing different texts on the same or similar topics,” according to Knoblauch. “For example, students will view the first half hour of Ric Burn’s video New York, read David Hammack’s review >>More

Thursday, January 11, 2018

17th Annual Long Lake Winter Carnival Saturday

Since 2001 friends, neighbors, and visitors have been welcomed to the annual Long Lake Winter Carnival. Taking place Saturday, January 13, this free celebration of winter kicks-off with a snowmobile parade and the coronation of the Moonlighter’s King and Queen at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center. According to Alexandra Roalsvig, Director of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism for the Town of Long Lake, the winter event initially started out as a community celebration and has grown to include everyone from summer residents to visitors passing through. “People come and go throughout the day,” says Roalsvig. “The schedule is set up so people >>More

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sam Coplon: A Santa Claus Worth Remembering (Conclusion)

In June 1932, Sam Coplon recognized a second opportunity to cheer Adirondack children. Adding something new to his repertoire, he visited the offices of the North Creek Enterprise, which had advertised his upcoming appearance to distribute cap guns to any and all boys ages 8 to 12, and gifts for girls as well. The noisy guns, which allowed children to join Fourth of July celebrations, were made by the firm he had long represented as a salesman, Riemann, Seabrey Company (the name by then changed from a hyphen to a comma). There were concerns that widespread economic struggles would deeply >>More

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

MLK Jr Coffeehouse Event Planned For Saranac Lake

On Saturday, January 13, 2017 at 7 pm the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King will be remembered at a free coffeehouse event at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake. There will be readings of his words, music, storytelling, and art, plus home-baked refreshments, coffee, tea and juice. Music will include new and traditional civil rights songs. In the spirit of the civil rights movement new words by Petrova Elementary School 3rd and 4th grade students will be sung to traditional music. Karen Glass of Keene Valley will tell a story. There will be activity stations for >>More

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Depot Theatre Taking Boquet River Theatre Fest Under Wing

The Depot Theatre Board of Trustees have announced that it will be featuring the Boquet River Theatre Festival (BRTF) children’s theatre as their signature education and outreach program beginning in 2018. Created in 1993, the BRTF is an organization that was designed to provide young people with theatrical training and experience. Each summer, BRTF features both junior (ages 8-12) and senior (ages 12 and up) programs that culminate in musical theatrical performances held at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall during August. Ginene Mason, who has been with BRTF for 20 of its 25 years, » Continue Reading. View original post.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

SL Chamber Seeks Cover Art Submissions

The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has announced a call for cover art. Artists over 18 residing in Franklin and Essex County are invited to submit one work in a vertical format. The winning work will be used as cover art for the Annual Visitors Guide produced by the SLACC. The 20,000 piece printing is distributed throughout the North Country. The Visitors Guide will also be available online. Deadline for the artwork is February 16. The winner will be announced March 2, 2018. The subject is the artist’s view and interpretation of the lifestyle that makes » Continue Reading. >>More

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Save America’s Treasures Program Seeks Grant Applicants

The National Park Service, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, is accepting applications for $5 million in matching grants to support the preservation of nationally significant historic properties and collections through the Save America’s Treasures program. Applicants must raise project funds from other sources to match the grant money, which is awarded after a competitive review of project proposals. Eligible projects include the conservation of collections and physical preservation work to historic buildings. All projects must be nationally significant (i.e., listed as National >>More

Sunday, January 7, 2018

AARCH Adds Educational Programs Director

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) has announced that Valerie Pawlewicz has joined the AARCH staff as their new Educational Programs Director. An announcement form the historic preservation organization said she plans to focus on continuing and expanding AARCH’s educational programming including the popular series of summer tours throughout the Adirondack region. Valerie Pawlewicz comes to AARCH with a background in educational travel planning, event coordination, oral history, and garden design. Valerie has worked for the Smithsonian Institution, the Baltimore Museum of Art, St. John’s College and on contract for the Maryland Historic Trust. Although Valerie spent the last twenty years in >>More

Saturday, January 6, 2018

10 Things You Can Do To Make The Adirondacks Great In 2018

Every day at Adirondack Foundation we help people be more generous and strengthen the Adirondack region. Our staff put together a list of 10 things each of us can do to make 2018 great, we would love to see your additions to the list. Ten things you can do to make the Adirondacks great in 2018: 1. Show up — For friends, family, but maybe more importantly for people in your community you don’t know. 2. See other parts of our region — Take a road trip to a part of the Adirondack region you have never seen or only >>More

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Blue Mountain Lake In The Early 1970s

My grandfather Robert G. Stehlin lived on Durant Road until he died in 1974. Living in Blue Mountain Lake was a very spiritual experience for my ‘Pop’ after having grown up in Brooklyn and Long Island most of his life. Going through his letters and journals which he wrote while living on Durant Road I often hear, in his words, “a more meaningful way of living.” There are a thousand little moments preserved in his journals in which he writes about the birds and other animals he encountered at his feeders, or out in the woods, and the people » >>More