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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Pendragon’s Athena In Blue Mtn Lake Nov 1st

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is set to to present Pendragon Theatre’s Athena on Friday, November 1st at 7:30 pm. Athena, directed by the theatre’s Artistic Director Kimberley Bouchard and featuring Rachel Kemp and Cammie Marshall, is a coming of age comedy about the rivalry and friendship of two teenage athletes. Mary Wallace and Athena are brave, and seventeen, and fencers, and training for the Junior Olympics. They practice together, they compete against each other, they spend their lives together and they wish they were friends. Actors Rachel Kemp and Cammie Marshall play highly competitive teen fencers and >>More


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Fall Fun at Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga has announced their annual Maze by Moonlight, and the living history event “Nothing Could Exceed the Spirit and Alertness,” set for October 25th and 26th, and October 26th and 27th. The new 2019 corn maze design features clues connected to Fort Ticonderoga’s story. The maze is divided into two phases, giving guests the chance to gain confidence in the smaller maze before tackling the main maze. The average journey takes about twenty minutes for the first phase, and up to an hour for the second phase. During the “Nothing Could Exceed the Spirit and Alertness” event, » Continue >>More


Monday, October 21, 2019

Lake Placid Film Festival Extends to Five Day Format

This year’s Lake Placid Film Festival (LPFF) is a mixture of adventure and nostalgia as it enters its second year in its autumn time slot. In 2018, the Adirondack Film Society made the decision to move the film festival from June to October to be able to draw from a larger pool of festival entries. Now it has extended to a five-day format (October 23-27) with extra benefits for the viewing public. This year Saranac Lake’s Hotel Saranac is hosting a kick-off LPFF film trailer viewing party with a cash bar, light food fare, and silent auction. This is a >>More


Sunday, October 20, 2019

Fort Ticonderoga Gets Grant To Restore Historic Walls

Fort Ticonderoga, a premiere historic and travel destination, has been awarded the Save America’s Treasures Grant, funded by the Historic Preservation Fund and administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior through a competitive process. The property was awarded $465,000 to be utilized in the restoration of the north demi-lune, a stone defensive structure connected to the fort. Originally constructed in the 18th century, the north demi-lune was used to defend Fort Ticonderoga against invaders and was part of the fort’s outer defenses that Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold saw as they crossed Lake Champlain on their » Continue >>More


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Poetry: Petting Zoo

Petting Zoo I still have this picture of myself when I was 7 months or so in a fold-out camping chair at a petting zoo somewhere in the Adirondacks. I’m touching the snout of a ram. And judging by the look in my eye, I would have turned down knighthood just to grasp a few strands of his wool. Strapped in. Two creatures sent along different neural pathways but attuned. Locked in the symmetry of boundaries held in place by a universal grammar of touch. Read More Poems From The Adirondack Almanack HERE. View original post.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Saranac Lake Ice Palace Film Premiering At LP Film Fest

During the 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, New York City Filmmaker Mark Burns went to Saranac Lake to capture the process from start to finish of what it takes to make the carnival happen. His film, Ice Palace, A Love Letter, is set to have its world premiere at the Lake Placid Film Festival on October 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm. The film offers a rarely seen, behind the scenes peek at how the Ice Palace is built, and captures the people working hard to keep the carnival tradition alive since 1897. The premiere will include a red-carpet event. Attendees >>More


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

British Engineer Charles Terrot At Fort Ti, Valcour Island

Charles Terrot was a British officer who served with the British Army in Canada during the Revolutionary War, and left one of the best accounts of the Battle of Valcour Island. Terrot was commissioned in 1774 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Regiment of Artillery at the age of 16 after studying at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich. He advanced with the British Army against the Americans in 1776. Fort Ticonderoga holds some of the letters Terrot sent back home, including one written following the battle, in which he includes a map of the pivotal engagement and » >>More


Monday, October 14, 2019

Lake Champlain Basin Cultural Heritage Project Grants

The Lake Champlain Basin Program has announced they are seeking pre-proposals for projects and programs to protect, restore, interpret, and showcase the historical resources and cultural heritage of the Champlain Valley. These projects will highlight the interpretive themes and further the goals, actions and tasks described in the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) Management Plan. The LCBP is particularly interested in funding projects that address the following priorities: CVNHP Special Program ($10,000-$40,000): Projects will emphasize the following: The CVNHP Corridors of Commerce Interpretive Theme with emphasis on the Temperance Movement, the Prohibition Era, or Smuggling to support multi-jurisdictional, or >>More


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Lake Champlain Bridge History Seminar on Saturday

The Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vermont, and Crown Point State Historic Site in Crown Point, are set to team up to offer a day-long multi-disciplinary seminar on the 10th anniversary of the October 16, 2009, closing of the 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge, on Saturday, October 19th The day will explore the findings, consequences, and memories of the historic moment of the bridge closure and aftermath. The day begins at Chimney Point, with an illustrated talk by Vermont State Archeologist Jess Robinson on the archaeological findings on the Vermont side of the bridge project. This is followed by >>More


Sunday, October 13, 2019

The Club Camp on Big Moose Lake: A Short History

The Club Camp is often mentioned as the first permanent structure built on Big Moose Lake. The word permanent is rather ironic because this hunting and fishing establishment had a relatively short history of just 28 years. Today the camp’s origins, visitors, and sad end seem largely forgotten. According to Joseph F. Grady’s The Adirondacks: Fulton Chain-Big Moose Region (1933), the Club Camp was constructed in 1878 at the request of several sportsmen from New York City who had been spending summers on the lake in previous years. At the time, Big » Continue Reading. View original post.




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