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Monday, July 9, 2018

Adirondack Shakespeare Company Suspends Operations

After eight years of summer performances, Adirondack Shakespeare Company will suspend operations this season. A number of factors contributed to the decision to suspend programming in 2018, according to an announcement sent to the press. Although educational programming during the school year provided a strong backbone for the Company, the summer season lacked much-needed financial support. Housing for the acting troupe also became a challenge early in the year when the Company learned their lease would not be renewed. Bradway and fellow co-founder, Patrick Siler, said they would continue to explore alternative solutions for ADK Shakespeare’s future. In the meantime, >>More


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Ensuring Even Greater Success at Camp Santanoni

We appreciate Dave Gibson taking an interest in the future of Camp Santanoni (“Bill Would Wrest Away Santanoni Success”) and there’s much about his piece we agree with. There are also a few significant errors that should be addressed and, most importantly, we’d like to try to answer the question posed by the recent, proposed Santanoni legislation – why might OPRHP be a better state steward than DEC? Let’s start with where we agree with Dave’s perspective. By many measures, what has happened at Camp Santanoni over the last 20 years should be considered a great success. » Continue Reading. >>More


Sunday, July 8, 2018

2018 Adirondack Common Ground Forum July 19th

The 12th annual Common Ground Alliance (CGA) has been set for Thursday, July 19, from 8:30 am to 3 pm at the Lake Placid Golf Club House. Community leaders, business owners and residents are invited to participate in action-oriented conversations about a variety regional issues, focusing on informed policy and lasting impact for Adirondack communities. Topics for this year’s forum range from promoting electric vehicle use and developing charging stations to workforce issues to managing burgeoning tourism impact in the High Peaks. Community stakeholders from all over the Adirondacks will come together to seek common ground on these and other regional >>More


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Grants Support Initiatives in Cranberry Lake Area

The Adirondack Foundation has announced it has awarded $15,500 in grants to support community initiatives in Fine, Clifton, Star Lake, and Newton Falls. The source of the funding is the Damoth Fund, established at the Foundation in 2012 through a bequest from Robert Damoth, a man with a strong attachment to the Cranberry Lake area. The Damoth Fund to date has issued $450,000 in grants. The Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corporation oversees the application process and makes final recommendations. This year’s recipients, which » Continue Reading. View original post.


Friday, July 6, 2018

Mount Arab Fire Tower Centennial Event

Friends of Mount Arab are set to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Mount Arab fire tower on Saturday, August 11th from 9 am to 2 pm. Friends of Mount Arab board members will be at the trailhead. Steward and board member Tom Cullen will be at the summit observer’s cabin. It is a short jaunt to the summit, 1 mile each way, and the ascent is very family-friendly. The Adirondack Mountain Club recently organized a Trail Steward Workshop on Mount Arab, and all the waterbars are greatly improved. The Mount Arab fire tower is the only fire tower still >>More


Thursday, July 5, 2018

John Casilear: Life As An Emerging Artist

Notable American engraver John Casilear took on various projects, including vignettes for book illustrations. In 1839, he worked on the designs for The Token and Atlantic Souvenir, an annual gift book whose contributors at the time included Nathaniel Hawthorne. But in 1840 he embarked on a new adventure, assuming the life of a painter, which began with a trip to Europe to sketch scenery and study the work of the Old Masters. His companions on the journey were portrait artist Thomas Rossiter and Casilear’s two best friends, John Kensett and Asher Durand. All would one day be identified as artists >>More


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Luzerne: Holocaust Survivor Murray Jaros’s Story

Holocaust survivor Murray Jaros is set to give a talk at the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library, 19 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, on Thursday, July 12th at 7 pm. The talk – “My Story from Nazi Germany to the Solace of Lake Luzerne” – looks at Jaros’s days as a young boy in Nazi Germany, his family’s trials and tribulations, escaping the Nazis, his survival during months of hiding and his eventual journey to Lake Luzerne. Murray Jaros is a well-recognized authority in New York State government, having served as Chief Legal Counsel to the N.Y.S. Association of Towns. This program is >>More


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Azure Mountain’s Fire Tower Centennial

The first time I went up Azure Mountain, it was because I’d read about it in a trail guide – it was only a mile hike so I thought it would be pretty easy. The trail started out very gradually, passing a small clearing with an old stone fire place and a picnic table. (I would later learn that’s where the fire observer’s cabin was located.) But after that, the trail became steep. Only a few switchbacks, then practically straight up the mountain – a 900+ foot elevation gain in a pretty short distance. On one stretch there were even >>More


Saturday, June 30, 2018

John Casilear’s Love Affair with Lake George

Artistry — in terms of painting, drawing, sketching, etc. — escapes me. While I admire and enjoy it, the combination of vision, creativity, and especially ability seems foreign, even though I lived with it while growing up. Through learning to read and constantly employing skills in that area, I gradually developed a certain comfort in the world of words, but none of it came to me magically, which is how I viewed the artistic capabilities of two of my siblings: without any lessons or instructions, they could just do it. While I joked that I could hardly draw a straight >>More


Friday, June 29, 2018

Adirondack Explorer Publishes 20th Anniversary Issue

We just received our July/August issue in the Adirondack Explorer office. It’s our twentieth anniversary issue and packed with good stuff, including a timeline featuring milestones in the history of the Explorer. Carl Heilman II took the cover photo, an aerial shot of the old titanium mine in Tahawus. The Explorer partnered with Lighthawk, a nonprofit organization, to fly over the High Peaks and the mine. The photos illustrate an in-depth story by our new watchdog reporter, Michael Virtanen, on the history and future of the mine. Incidentally, the flight confirmed that the controversial tanker cars have » Continue Reading. >>More




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