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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Poke-O-Moonshine Fire Tower Marking 100 Years

They started put being paid $60 a month for their half-year, all-weather stints in the fire tower. Overall, there were twenty-one Fire Observers on Poke-O-Moonshine from 1912 through 1988. Most came from nearby Keeseville, and the first three worked in the original wooden tower before the current one was built in 1917. That makes the fire tower 100 years old. It was part of a crop of standardized steel towers that New York State built in response to the catastrophic forest fires of the early 20th Century. Drought, high winds, lightning, heaps of logging slash, and sparks from lumber-hauling trains >>More


Monday, July 10, 2017

Gerald Chapman: Clinton Prison Alum, America’s First ‘Super-Crook’

Near the end of his twenty-two-year career, Gerald Chapman’s several reputations came together in headlines touting him as a Spectacular Mail Bandit, Jail Breaker, and Criminal Extraordinaire. But above all, he was most often referred to as a “super-crook,” placing him beyond the level of most American criminals, one whose exploits were followed closely by the public. A worldwide manhunt finally resulted in his capture in 1925, but a decade earlier, he had done hard time at Clinton Prison. Chapman, whose real name was believed to be George Chartres, or Charters, first ran into trouble in New York in 1908 >>More


Monday, July 10, 2017

Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance Pilots New Parent Kit

The Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance (BT3) has been selected by the NYS Parenting Education Partnership as one of five pilot groups for the New Parent Kit. The New Parent Kit includes two books — Starting Life Together (New Parent Guide) and What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick — as well as a Driver’s Manual for New Dads, and a bookmark. Starting Life Together (New Parent Guide) is a user-friendly guide for parents of new babies. It steps parents through the stages of development steering them along the path to building a nurturing, healthy relationship with their child. What to Do When Your Child is Gets Sick >>More


Sunday, July 9, 2017

43rd Annual Antique and Vintage Show & Sale in Old Forge

In Old Forge, the Annual Antiques and Vintages Show and Sale will be returning for the 43rd consecutive year. The show will take place at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, July 22, and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, July 23. The event is expected to draw over fifty dealers and vendors with a range of antiques and collectibles. Food and beverages will be available throughout the day, and admission is $6, which is valid for both days of the show. George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center is located » Continue >>More


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Arts Center Turns 50 With Parkwide Theatre Festival

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the­ Arts has announced the line-up for its 2017 Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival as part of the Arts Center’s 50th Anniversary season. This year the touring festival will feature the play A Walk in the Woods; free outdoor performances of its Shakespeare in the Parks production, The Merry Wives of Windsor; the Great Arts Cabaret; and the opera The Pirates of Penzance. The Summer Theatre Festival runs from July 21 through August 20. The festival opens with A Walk in the Woods by award-winning playwright Lee Blessing, directed by Allison Studdiford, and featuring actors >>More


Saturday, July 8, 2017

A New Critical Edition of ‘The History of the Five Indian Nations’ (1727)

Cornell University Press has released a new Critical Edition of Cadwallader Colden’s The History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province of New-York in America. The Critical Edition includes several essays that consider Colden’s original text across social, cultural, and political contexts. The History of the Five Indian Nations was originally published in 1727 and revised in 1747. In the book, Colden discusses the religion, manners, customs, laws, and forms of government of the confederacy of tribes composed of the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas (and, later, Tuscaroras), and gives accounts of battles, treaties, and trade up to 1697. Since Cornell University >>More


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Youth, Teen Musical Workshops Planned In North Creek

Our Town Theatre Group (OTTG) has announced they are bringing their summer musical theatre workshops series back for its fifth year. OTTG’s Youth Musical Theatre Workshop is for children entering grades 1-4. Young, aspiring performers participate in a week-long workshop and learn about acting, singing, dancing, creating costumes, and working together. This workshop takes place the week of Monday, July 31, and concludes with a performance for family and friends on Sunday, August 6. Also back this year is OTTG’s Teen & Tweens Summer Musical Theatre Workshop for students entering grades 5-8. The Teens & Tweens workshop runs the week of Monday, August >>More


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Friends Of Poke-O-Moonshine Silent Art Auction

As part of the Poke-O-Moonshine Fire Tower Centennial (1917-2017), this summer, The Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine, Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), and Ausable Brewing Company will be hosting an Exhibit and Silent Auction of artwork related to the mountain, its human and natural history, and its fire tower. This is in place of the exhibit that was to be held at the 1719 Block Gallery in Keeseville. The auction will be held from 7 to 9 pm on July 28 at the AARCH offices at 1745 Main Street, Keeseville, and on July 30 during the Poke-O-Moonshine Fire Tower Centennial Celebration at Ausable Brewing Company, >>More


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Wild Center Hosting Monday Morning ‘Art in the Park’ Series

Monday mornings, from July 10th until August 28th, the Wild Center will explore the natural world through art with experienced Adirondack artists. According to an announcement of the series sent to the press, “each three-hour class is a good way to expand art skills, have fun and learn new art techniques in areas such as watercolor, pastels and mixed media.” Every Monday is expected to have a different art focus and offer new skills to enhance artistic knowledge. Ages 15 and up are welcome for each class. Classes are from 10 am until 1 pm. Space is limited, to register click >>More


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Pendragon Theatre’s “Fiction” at View in Old Forge July 10th

The dramatic play, Fiction, written by Steven Dietz and directed by Allison Studdiford, will be at View, the art center in Old Forge, on Monday, July 10 at 7:30 pm. Fiction unravels a mysterious literary love triangle spanning both decades and continents. It examines the various fictions we devise to make our lives livable, and what happens when a crisis forces us to abandon these constructs. The play’s main characters, Linda and Michael Waterman, played by Leslie Dame and John Nicholson, are both successful fiction writers, happily married to one another. They thrive on the give and take nature » >>More