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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Adirondack Global Festival Returning to Lake Placid

I’ve always tried to present a global view to my children, but it is always easier to bring them somewhere to help them understand how diverse a world we live in. Music, art, and dance are a universal language. Coming off the heels of the successful Petrova Elementary School Cultural Fair, The Adirondack Global Festival continues to use the arts as a way to bridge cultural gaps. Adirondack Global Festival organizer Tammy Loewy wants to bring the world to the Adirondacks. Her goal is to foster creative positive interactions between cultures. The » Continue Reading. View original post.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Jackie Archer: A North Country Inspiration (Part 3)

In early 1967, Jackie Archer, president of Plattsburgh’s NAACP chapter, twice addressed the Beekmantown PTA, once on the subject of teen drinking, and later about the importance of maintaining mental health. When Black Power stories filled the media, she gave interviews to the press, explaining that whites needn’t fear violence. “They think Negroes want to take over, but they only want the rights that have been promised them.” she was quoted saying. “Some laws have helped the status of the Negro… but are only a scratch on the surface. If the men in Newark or Detroit had jobs they would >>More


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Warren Co Historical Society Names Leadership

The Warren County Historical Society (WCHS) offers historical programs, a Resource Center, a Book and Gift Shop, historical and genealogical research, archives and collections, the quarterly newsletter Pastimes, museum displays, and historic preservation advocacy. The Society is headquartered at 50 Gurney Lane, in Queensbury where a new, permanent exhibit, “Warren County 360: Celebrating Place and People,” is planned for Summer 2019. The Society has a membership of 175 and is funded by memberships, donations, grants, and fundraisers. Society officers for 2019 are: Co-Presidents – Wayne Wright and Dr. Stan Cianfarano; Vice President – Judy Melkonian; Secretary – Marianne Moran; Treasurer >>More


Sunday, February 24, 2019

Global Arts Festival in Lake Placid

Harlem-based Mwenso & the Shakes and Brooklyn-based Alsarah & the Nubatones will be the headlining performers at the 2019 Adirondack Global Arts Festival in Lake Placid March 7-9th. The Adirondack Global Arts Festival is an annual community event that was created with the purpose of promoting culturally diverse arts programming in the Adirondacks. The festival this year includes opportunities for the whole family to engage in exploring world culture and arts. The Festival will kick off on Thursday evening, March 7th with a screening of the Academy Award Nominee Shoplifters at Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) at 7 >>More


Saturday, February 23, 2019

Jackie Archer: North Country Civil Rights Leader (1964)

In 1964, Jackie Archer had several irons in the fire. She was a member of the Beekmantown PTA and was very active in several religious capacities as secretary of the Board of Christian Education of the First Baptist Church; a member of the church’s Guild and Missionary Society; a substitute Sunday school teacher; and, in June, she became Recording Secretary for the Clinton County Council of Churches. Much of her time, however, was devoted ongoing issues of concerned to the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and its leader Paul Lewis: job and >>More


Saturday, February 23, 2019

Poetry: The Strand Theater

  The Strand Theater of Old Forge Rising from the bottom of an unfillable sink of inside space, the Strand Theater is a Mondrian; its meanings come rushing over hazy filters of digital luminescence: a cosmology of sound and light, blasting gigantic sweeping images, like felled hemlocks on a forest floor. View original post.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

My First Trout and The Rainmakers

My advice to nine-year-old wanna-be trout anglers is: “Do not wear a sweater.” Repeat: “Do not wear a sweater.” My earliest trout fishing days in and around Bakers Mills in today’s Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area were frustrating because my own fishhook invariably caught mainly my sweater. And we mostly used night crawlers not artificial flies then. Better to wear something less adept at snagging stray hooks. Try thick vinyl, maybe. I was considered too young to carry a knife of my own. To resume fishing once I snagged my own sweater, I had to plead with Cub Schaefer to stop >>More


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Central Adirondack Art Show Call for Art

View Arts Center has announced a call for artists to submit their work for the 2019 Central Adirondack Art Show, which will take place April 13th to June 19th, 2019. The Central Adirondack Art Show is a long-standing Old Forge tradition showcasing some of the finest artists throughout the Central Adirondack Region and beyond. The Show is open to current artists ages 16 and up who are either members of View or reside within 200 miles of Old Forge. Artists may submit one work in any medium except video, film, and sound. Submission fee is $15 for View members and >>More


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Whallonsburg Grange Purchases 1950s Whitcomb’s Garage

The Whallonsburg Grange Hall, has announce that it has purchased Whitcomb’s Garage in Whallonsburg, the vacant building and land directly across Whallons Bay Road from the Grange. The 1950s-era garage, on a 1.5-acre lot along the Boquet River, was owned by Clarence “Narni” Whitcomb.   Whitcomb was a lifelong resident of Whallonsburg who sold and serviced cars there until the 1990s; he died in 2017.  The purchase was made possible through a dedicated, anonymous donation. The Whallonsburg Grange Hall, built by the local Grange chapter in 1915, was renovated and restored through a ten-year-long volunteer effort. It is now open year-round as >>More


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Jackie Archer: A North Country Civil Rights Inspiration

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired a national movement and remains a catalyst for peaceful change after he was martyred for the cause. He was hardly beloved by all: many felt threatened by him, and when he protested against the war in Vietnam, many criticized him for losing focus and supposedly deserting the primary goal of addressing racial inequality. Millions supported his efforts, but it was a chaotic time, filled with uncertainty about the future. With the bitterness, hatred, and violence that was revealed, even on the nightly TV news, it sometimes seemed doubtful that true change could ever be >>More