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Monday, December 4, 2017

North Country Crime and Justice: Adolphus Bouvia’s Murderer

Frank “Pork” Lafave, whom accused murder John Kinney said actually committed the horrific murder of Adolphus Bouvia, testified that he had been in Chazy for two months, a fact confirmed by his hosts, Mr. and Mrs. Eaton. In rebuttal, the defense called William Laforce, an inmate in the county jail. Laforce was facing two charges of horse theft, which may have reduced his credibility as a witness. He claimed that during Frank Lafave’s visit to the jail, Laforce had overheard him admitting the crime and promising revenge on John Kinney for being a snitch. According to Laforce, the comment was, >>More


Monday, December 4, 2017

‘A Christmas Carol’ At The Grange Dec 10

The Whallonsburg Grange Hall in Essex will host a staged reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to support the food pantries in Elizabethtown, Westport and Willsboro on Sunday, December 10. The Holiday Celebration starts at 3 pm and includes music, refreshments, carol singing and cookie-making and crafts for children. The performance of A Christmas Carol begins at 4 pm. Directed by James Coleman, the holiday classic will be read by local residents as Ebenezer Scrooge, the ghosts of Christmas, the Cratchit family and other familiar characters from this family-friendly story. Live music featuring organ and cello and carols sung >>More


Saturday, December 2, 2017

New Book: Saving the Shawangunks

Carleton Mabee’s new book Saving the Shawangunk: The Struggle to Protect One of Earth’s Last Great Places (Black Dome Press, 2017) with foreword by Cara Lee of The Nature Conservancy takes a look at the grassroots fight to stop the construction of a 400-room hotel/conference center and 500 condominiums around Lake Minnewaska in New York State’s Shawangunk Mountains in the 1980s. The authors argue that these efforts were a landmark victory for Hudson Valley environmentalists and became a blueprint for subsequent struggles to preserve open space against encroaching development. Subsequent plans for Lake Minnewaska involved the construction of a large >>More


Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Murder of Adolphus Bouvia

George Lashway, murder suspect John Kinney’s father-in-law, testified that John didn’t support his family adequately (he and his young wife had three children), so Lashway was obliged to take care of them. In deep poverty and with nowhere to go, the family had recently moved into George’s home. Lashway then told about an unusual incident involving his son-in-law. Kinney had asked to be awakened at 3 am on Wednesday, December 29, so he could go to his home (near Bouvia’s) and start a fire in the fireplace. When George went out to feed the horses at 6:30 that morning, he >>More


Thursday, November 30, 2017

29th Year for Christmas in Warrensburgh Event

Christmas in Warrensburgh originally started as a one-day event for local children, but has expanded over the years to include a weekend of events and activities showcasing the old fashioned town’s historical and artistic connections. According to Teresa Whalen, chair of Warrensburgh Beautification, Christmas in Warrensburgh is all about family and welcoming locals and visitors to the area. “Originally the other area towns had tree-lightings that coincided. People were able to go from town to town participating in each one,” says Whalen. “That is how the date for our event naturally occurred. Our event has grown over the years and >>More


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Long Lake-Raquette Lake Holiday Lights Contest

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 2017 Holiday Decorating Contest for both communities of Long Lake and Raquette Lake. In Long Lake judging will take place on Wednesday, December 20th between dusk and 9 pm. Participants must have their displays lit up during the judging period. Sign up’s are not required, but strongly recommended. Winners will be announced at the Seniors Luncheon on Thursday, December 21st at the Long Lake Town Hall. <img class=" wp-image-76520 alignright" src="https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Long-Lake-Town-Beach-2016-300×200.jpg" alt="Long Lake Town Beach-2016" width="251" height="167" srcset="https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Long-Lake-Town-Beach-2016-300×200.jpg 300w, https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Long-Lake-Town-Beach-2016-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Long-Lake-Town-Beach-2016-540×360.jpg 540w" sizes="(max-width: 251px) 100vw, 251px" » >>More


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

New Hamilton Co Marketing Manager

The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) has announced the addition of Beth Lomnitzer as the Hamilton County Regional Marketing Manager. In her new part-time position, she is expected to serve as a liaison between community stakeholders, travelers, and ROOST, and support the implementation of destination marketing strategies for the county. She has been a resident of Indian Lake for 17 years, and lives there with her husband. They raised both of their daughters in the community. Over the years, Lomnitzer has worked for various businesses and organizations. She has been a member in community theater with both Cabin Fever >>More


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Rap Shaw Club’s 1925 Hunting Accident

In early October of 1925 about a dozen members and guests of the Rap-Shaw Club, hailing from Buffalo, Rochester and Elmira – plus an unlucky guest from Hartford, CT named William C. Roach – gathered at their Beaverdam Pond camp for deer hunting. The camp was located deep in the forest about six miles north of the Beaver River along the western edge of Nehasane Preserve. Since 1917 the club had rented ten acres on the pond from the Webb family. They had a spacious clubhouse, four cabins and a number of outbuildings. Every year since the club was founded >>More


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Artisan Fair Saturday at The Wild Center

On Saturday, November 25th from 10 am to 5 pm, The Wild Center in Tupper Lake will host an Artisan Fair, and offer a discounted admission of $5. A Trunk Show of local Adirondack Artisans will fill the Center, showcasing local artists, jewelry makers, knitters, leather goods makers, Adirondack frames and photographs and more. There will be seasonal treats from the Waterside Café and indoor crafts for the kids. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 4 and under. Admission is free for members. For more information, visit the Wild Center’s website. View original post.


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Comes Early in the Central Adirondacks

It’s a Turkey Trot here and a Turkey Trot there, but in the Central Adirondacks Santa and Mrs. Claus make it all about shopping local. Long before Small Business Saturday, Old Forge and Inlet’s Christmas on Main and Indian Lake’s A Country Christmas Tour provided a Thanksgiving holiday celebrating its unique Adirondack shops as well as a weekend of family-friendly activities. According to Mike Farmer, Director of Publicity for the Town of Webb, there are a couple of big additions to Old Forge’s already packed schedule of events. If children forget to make their Christmas list, there are two red >>More