Jack A. Roberson is the new Executive Director of the Adirondack Rail Preservation Society (ARPS). He takes the position effective immediately. In an announcement sent to the press. President of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Bill Branson said: “Mr. Roberson joins the ARPS continuing a life-long career in the railroad industry. He brings expertise and experience in all aspects of operations, tourism marketing, and finance. His leadership will contribute greatly to implementing the long-term ARPS strategy to expand and improve rail passenger services into the Adirondack region.” Roberson’s experience includes serving as the General Manager of the Machu-Picchu Andean >>More
The sweet taste of maple syrup returns to Rockwell Street in Hadley when the annual Maple in April Festival returns, April 28 and April 29th. Saturday kicks off at 8 am with pure Adirondack Maple Syrup poured over thick French toast served at Wilder’s Sugar Shack. Artisans, crafters and food vendors will line Rockwell Street and Stony Creek Road, along with the the lil’ Sugar Dust-off Car & Truck Show. And new this year is a contest for those who have less than 150 taps and boil their own sap. Register for the Backyard Maple Producers Syrup Tasting Contest by >>More
View, the multi-arts center in Old Forge, has announced its eighth annual gala has been set for July 13, 2018. This year’s gala theme is “The River Runs Through It,” and will be celebrating the future of arts programming. The Gala will begin at 5:30 pm with signature cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and a silent auction of unique items donated by artists and businesses. Local band Hooch will perform during a dinner followed by the night’s live auction, followed by a reception of dessert and dancing in View’s courtyard. This event is open to the public with ticket prices beginning at >>More
In the mid-1760s, brothers Edward and Ebenezer Jessup moved from Dutchess County, NY, to Albany and engaged in land speculation in the Hudson River Valley and Lake George area. The Jessups would become friendly with Sir William Johnson, who had built Fort William Henry in 1755. Thanks to his close relationship with the Mohawk, Johnson became the Superintendent of Indian Affairs. The Jessups acquired much of their land from Johnson and the Mohawks. Prior to the outbreak of Revolution, the Jessup brothers acquired land that now lies in the towns of Lake Luzerne, Hadley, Corinth, Warrensburg, Thurman, Chestertown, and >>More
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a showing of the film Selma has been set for Thursday, April 19th, from 6:30 to 9 pm, in the Cantwell Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library. This 2014 award winning historical drama tells the story of the campaign for voting rights. On what is now known as Bloody Sunday (March 7, 1965), some 600 civil rights marchers headed east out of Selma on U.S. Route 80. They got only as far as the Edmund Pettus Bridge six blocks away, where state and local lawmen attacked >>More
Among the exhibitions worth visiting in our area this summer is one I’m especially interested in seeing: the Shelburne Museum’s “Playing Cowboy: America’s Wild West Shows,” an exploration of the manifold ways in which William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and other Wild West characters influenced American popular culture well into the 20th century. And not because I’m particularly or even remotely interested in the American west, wild or otherwise. Rather, it’s because of the story’s links to the Adirondacks. The popular taste for things western that films, radio, comics and television continued to capitalize upon long after Cody’s death appears >>More
The Adirondack Artists Guild’s 20th Annual Juried Exhibition is set to open Friday, March 23rd, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 pm. Prize winners will be announced at about 6 pm. The exhibit will be on display in the gallery until April 21, 2018. Each year, for 20 years, the members of the Adirondack Artists Guild have removed their work from the Gallery walls in March, and invited area artists to submit work for what has become an Annual Juried Exhibition. Every year a different juror is selected and it’s their job to choose the pieces for the >>More
New York City based duo Robinson & Rohe are set to preform a concert on Sunday, April 8th at 4 pm at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 NYS Route 22, near Essex. Liam Robinson and Jean Rohe are both multi-instrumentalists, who have played guitar, banjo, accordion and piano for audiences across the US and Europe. As songwriters they push the boundaries of Americana and folk music. The two musicians have known each other for over a decade, pursuing separate musical careers and coming together to write songs. Their collaboration as Robinson & Rohe resulted in “Hunger,” their debut album full >>More
A talk on the Glens Falls Water System – Then & Now, has been set for Tuesday, March 27th at 7 pm at the Chapman Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls. Chapman Museum Director, Tim Weidner will present the history of the development of Glens Falls’ water system from the 1860s, when a variety of ideas were floated to meet the growing community’s water needs, through 1936 when Halfway Brook Reservoir was constructed. To bring the story up to the present, City Engineer, Steve Gurzler will provide information about the current system, including » Continue Reading. View original post.
To see the future of health care in New York State, you may have to visit Ticonderoga – a town better known for its past. “New York’s challenge is to bring financially sustainable, high quality healthcare to rural communities,” says Dan Sheppard, Deputy Commissioner in the state’s Department of Health. “The key lies in not just replacing old services but bringing into a community services it doesn’t already have and in improving over-all access to health care.” Sheppard made his remarks at the March 1 opening of the new emergency medical care department at » Continue Reading. View original post.