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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


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanks For Giving

If the Pilgrims had only known what a big deal Thanksgiving was going to become in America they would undoubtedly have taken some pictures. Even the menu has been lost to us, although Wampanoag oral history, plus a few Pilgrim grocery receipts found at archeological sites, suggest there was corn, beans and squash as well as fowl and venison. Beyond that there may have been chestnuts, sun chokes (“Jerusalem” artichokes), cranberries and a variety of seafood. Many historians believe the Pilgrims would have all perished during the winter of 1620 if not for food provided by the Wampanoags, whose land >>More


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

View: Winter Exhibition, Opening Reception

View, a multi-arts center located in Old Forge, will be celebrating its new winter exhibition with an opening reception on Friday, December 1st, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Two of the featured exhibits are Wood Transformed, Near & Far and Landscape Paintings by Stephen Horne. Wood Transformed: The art objects in this exhibit will explore how the craft of hand turning or carving wood can be used to create works of art. To be a work of art, the wood creations must be one-of-a-kind, original expressions of the maker’s creativity and >>More


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lumber Camp Cook Adolphus Bouvia’s 1909 Murder

A century ago, it was common during the Christmas holidays for North Country lumber camps to empty, at least briefly. In 1909, in far northeastern New York, the men of Altona in Clinton County enjoyed a welcome break after several weeks in the woods. Near the settlement of Purdy’s Mills, the camp cook, Adolphus Bouvia, closed down operations on December 23. Widowed a year earlier, he planned to return home and spend time with family, friends, and neighbors, some of whom worked with him on the lumber jobs. A week later, when Bouvia missed the local New Year’s celebrations, there >>More


Monday, November 20, 2017

‘Adirondack Explorer’ publishes Philip Terrie book

Seeing the Forest

The new volume collects nearly sixty essays by an esteemed Adirondack historian.


Monday, November 20, 2017

New Aaron Woolf Film Being Shown in Lake Placid

The fall season of the Adirondack Film Society extends into December with a new documentary by Aaron Woolf, best known in the region as the former Democratic Party candidate for Congress who was defeated by Republican Elise Stefanik in 2014. Outside the region, Woolf is known as a filmmaker, most notably for his documentary about agribusiness, King Corn (2007).  His newest documentary is Denial, about gender transition, renewable energy and climate change. Denial follows Vermont electric utility CEO David Hallquist as his company struggles with generating and delivering electricity in the face of climate change. In the process, David Hallquist >>More