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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


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Poetry: Nightfall

  Nightfall Fern-sprigged comforter, Immerses and caresses sun-blushed skin. White lace curtains billow, In soft obeisance to an August breeze. Sunbeams filter sparkling motes, Into a wood-beamed bedroom sanctuary, As a bejeweled lake ushers in the soft sound, Of waves splashing a sandy shore. Somewhere in the fiery pink, orange and blue horizon, Haunting, triumphant calls of loons vibrate, emanate, Owning the dusk, and heralding the setting sun. All is well as Nature sounds its reign, Over the cool, pine-scented summer night. View original post.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Event Highlights Ticonderoga on the Eve of Revolution

Fort Ticonderoga is set to host a living history event Saturday, February 16, 2019 about British garrison life in February 1775, three months before Ticonderoga was pulled into the American War of Independence. Living history programs feature the weapons, trades, and home life of soldiers and families during peacetime at Ticonderoga. A one-time only exhibit will highlight rare objects from the Fort Ticonderoga Museum collection that are a tangible reminder of the men and women that called Fort Ticonderoga home before the American Revolution. Highlighted programming throughout the day brings to life the experience of soldiers in the 26th Regiment >>More


Monday, February 11, 2019

Art Center’s Annual Winter Benefit March 9

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (the Arts Center) is set to host their Annual Winter Benefit for the Arts on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 6 to 9 pm at the Long View Lodge, 681 Deerland Rd, in Long Lake. The event is a family friendly fundraiser complete with live and silent auctions, appetizers and a gourmet buffet dinner. Tickets to the Benefit range from $100 Benefactor; $85 Patron; $60 Non-member; and $50 for Arts Center members and can be purchased online, or by contacting the Arts Center. Overnight accommodations are available by contacting » Continue Reading. View original >>More


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Call for Entries: Adirondacks National Exhibition of Watercolors

View, the multi-media arts center in Old Forge, is seeking artists working in all forms of watermedia for the 2019 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. This exhibition is considered one of the top watermedia exhibitions in the nation, drawing artists and audiences from all over. Each year, artists compete to receive over $12,000 in prizes and awards. The exhibition is open to artists working in watercolors. All works must be of original design and execution, comprised of 90% watermedia. Collage and works previously exhibited at View are not eligible for submission. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $30 >>More


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Lorraine Duvall: Why We Seek Wilderness

In March 1848 a colleague of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harrison Gray Otis Blake, sought out Henry David Thoreau to help him on his spiritual pilgrimage, recognizing Thoreau’s need to live a “fresh, simple life with God.” Thoreau wanted to live his life free from the trappings of the commercial world, enabling him to enrich his inner life. He escaped to his Walden Pond to experience “nature as goodness crystalized.” These two gentlemen corresponded for thirteen years. Letters to a Spiritual Seeker, published in 2004, contains 45 of Thoreau’s letters to Blake. Thoreau writes about the practicality of financially supporting himself, >>More