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Thursday, September 14, 2017

North Country Heritage Award Recipients Announced

TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, has announced the three recipients for this year’s North Country Heritage Awards: Loretta Lepkowski of Tug Hill (Evergreen Award Recipient), Bill MacKentley of Potsdam (Inherited Traditions Award Recipient), and The Paddock Arcade in Watertown (Very Special Place Award Recipient). These individuals and the site will be recognized and honored for their contributions to their communities and North Country traditions at this year’s Salute to North Country Heritage, TAUNY’s annual public reception, on October 22 from 2 to 4 pm at The TAUNY Center. TAUNY’s North Country Heritage Awards recognize individuals, families, and community >>More


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Where Do We Want The Park To Be In Future Years?

A friend and fellow founder of Adirondack Wild first urged me to read Wallace Stegner’s Beyond the Hundredth Meridian (Houghton Mifflin, 1954). Perhaps my friend sensed connections between the “second opening of the west” and the Adirondacks. Regardless, it remains a fascinating work, to be read and re-read. Although never part of my schooling, it should be on anyone’s lifetime reading list. Stegner chronicles the explorer of the Colorado River, John Wesley Powell, who spent his middle life and health attempting to teach our late 19th century politicians (and those moving west) that only scientifically-based land use planning and restrictions >>More


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fort Ticonderoga Announces Annual Economic Impact Report

The results of a 2016 study by Magellan Strategy Group, commissioned by the Fort Ticonderoga Association, analyzing Fort Ticonderoga’s impact upon the surrounding region have been released. According to the study, the site generates a total of $12.1 million annually in economic impact. The total includes visitor spending from tourists; spending by the Fort Ticonderoga Association in its daily operations; the indirect and induced impacts created by labor income as it flows into the regional economy; and tax revenue generated by that spending.   The following report highlights were provided by Fort Ticonderoga: Impact Upon Jobs: Visitor spending by the over >>More


Monday, September 11, 2017

Test Your Battle of Plattsburgh Knowledge (Part 2)

September 11, 2017, marks the 203rd anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh. The official 2017 commemoration of the battle ended Sunday.  To mark the event, a quiz appeared here last week, mostly addressing Commodore Thomas Macdonough’s role in the victory on Lake Champlain. There were two battles at Plattsburgh however, one on the bay and one on land. This week’s quiz covers the land battle and related subjects. See if you can answer a few, and learn a few fun facts in the bargain. At the age of sixteen, which future commander became a member of the elite military group >>More


Monday, September 11, 2017

ADK Shakespeare’s Autumn Festival Season Announced

Adirondack Shakespeare Company (ADK Shakes) has announced its fifth season of autumn repertory shows on tour throughout the region. Each autumn for the past few years, ADK Shakes has presented Hamlet. This year, the Company’s Artistic Director takes the stage as the Prince of Denmark. This is not the first time — even this year — that the Company has explored the fluid nature of gender on stage. In the spring, Simone Stadler took the stage as Macbeth and opposite her, Sean Lounsbury played the role of Lady Macbeth in a gender-swap » Continue Reading. View original post.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

240th Anniversary of the Battles of Saratoga Event Planned

The Saratoga National Historical Park’s ca. 1775 Neilson House will host a reenactment of the lives of Continental Army and Militia personnel who inhabited the same ground in September and October 1777 during the Battles of Saratoga on Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17. At this 240th anniversary of the battle, visitors can experience some of the sights, sounds, and smells of military camp life in the American Revolution as re-enactors portray American Continental and Militia soldiers and women followers during the 1777 Battles of Saratoga. Visitors can join in a historical court-martial » Continue Reading. View original post.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Seagle Music’s ‘Boulevards Of Song’ In North Creek

Our Town Theatre Group will present Seagle Music Colony’s performance of “Boulevards of Song” on Saturday, September 16, at 7:30 pm in the Lyle Dye Auditorium at Tannery Pond Center. This performance is a musical revue of songs made popular in Broadway shows and in movies. All tickets are $15. For tickets call the OTTG Ticket line at (518) 406-8840 or email your ticket order to tickets@ottg.org. The Tannery Pond Center is located at 228 Main Street in North Creek. View original post.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

2017 Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Quiz (And 7 Pages of Events!)

The Battle of Plattsburgh celebration is upon us again, so there’s no better time than now for a little Q&A to test your knowledge (and you’ll learn stuff, too!) about a truly remarkable victory. The focus here is on Commodore Thomas Macdonough, who was lauded nationally as a hero for his actions on Lake Champlain. On Plattsburgh’s museum campus (located on the former air base property), you’ll find the Battle of Plattsburgh Association’s War of 1812 Museum, and check out the schedule of events for the 2017 Battle of Plattsburgh commemoration running from September 7–10. There’s something for everyone, with >>More


Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Whallonsburg Grange Offers Year-Round Events

Autumn is coming to the Adirondack in full force and The Whallonsburg Grange Hall is ready with another season of events and activities. According to The Grange Manager Kate Ritter the facility focuses on providing entertainment to visitors and locals mainly during the fall, winter and spring seasons where there may not be as many other activities going on. “As one of the only year-round facilities in the area we provide a fresh schedule each year,” Ritter says. “We have music, theatre, film, and a Lyceum lecture series. The first [Champlain Film Society] film of the season will be coming >>More


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Raquette River Dams Research Talk Thursday

TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York has invited the community to a Raquette River dams exhibit research talk with Camilla Ammirati and Mary Jane Watson on Thursday, September 7 from noon to 1 pm at the TAUNY Center in Canton. The presentation will focus on the oral history project that inspired TAUNY’s current exhibit, “‘Look Down, You’ll See Our Tracks’: Raquette River Dam Stories.” Attendees will have the chance to see the images, hear the stories, and learn about how this part of our regional heritage came into focus over three years of research and exhibit development. » Continue >>More