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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Poetry: The Eye Of A Bird

The Eye Of A Bird And so I came to a place, Wondering what could be seen and understood, In the eye of a bird. Happening with unexpected connection While walking on the moist, brown earth, Amid scattered pine cones, And memories. The black eye of a pristine, hunting robin, held mine, Pausing in her success, Undulating worm held captive in a beak of supremely, Pointed delicacy. She nodded contemplatively upon her russet breast, With wise, black eye holding mine, communicating, Appraising, knowing, going on with her very life, As she alone was meant to do. This bright spirit, shining >>More

Friday, October 11, 2019

Adirondack Life Celebrates 50 Years with Anniversary Issue

Adirondack Life magazine is celebrating 50 years in print with a 50th Anniversary Issue, which is now available at local newsstands and bookstores. When the first copies of Adirondack Life rolled off the presses as a supplement to a Warrensburg newspaper in December 1969, the lead type had been set by hand, the photographs were taken with film cameras, and there was no such thing as the Internet. Fifty years and countless technological advances later, Adirondack Life still connects readers to the people and places that make up the six-million-acre Adirondack Park. The 50th Anniversary Issue includes essays from novelist >>More

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Applefest at Penfield Homestead, Ironworks on Sunday

This weekend is the final seasonal celebration for the “birthplace of the electric age.” Located at the old Crown Point Iron Company Works in Ironville, the Penfield Homestead Museum is hosting its annual celebration of everything apple. Though apples may be one of the reasons to go to the Penfield Homestead, also plan to visit the museum dedicated to preserving the history of the North Country’s ironwork industry during the 19th century. The museum highlights Allen Penfield, Timothy Taft, and Allen Harwood and how they put the first industrial use of electricity into their ironworks.  The Homestead and barn demonstrate >>More

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Ham Radio Operators at Chimney Point on Sunday

Members of the Addison County Amateur Radio Association will set up at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vermont, on Sunday, October 13, from 10 am to 4 pm. Members will practice communication with other operators and take questions from the public. This outdoor program on the grounds is free. Admission to the historic site is $5 for adults and free for children under 15. The museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm. The Chimney Point State Historic Site is at the intersections of VT Routes 125 and 17 in Addison. For more information about the >>More

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Regional Artists Tackle Our Change Environment

Victoria Palermo did not start with a vision for Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region when she began poring over more than 1,500 works of art submitted by 365 artists. But the juror of the eighty-fourth annual regional exhibition quickly saw a theme emerging. This year’s Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region at The Hyde Collection includes the works of eighty-two artists living or working within 100 miles of the Capital Region. Many of the 92 selected works address the issue of our changing environment.  Artists submitted works that portrayed their ideal landscapes, clearly declared the problem, or suggested solutions. >>More

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Long Lake Harvest Craft Fair Set For Saturday

The Town of Long Lake has announced a Harvest Fest Craft Fair, set for Saturday, October 12th, at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, from 10 am to 4 pm. Hand made goods from vendors will be available including herbal spice mixes, homemade chip and dip bowls, bread and soup mixes, soy candles, handcrafted glass, balsam pillows, children’s books, table runners, wooden bowls, fish and duck decoys, mixed media art, jewelry and more. There will be a bounce house for the kids, weather permitting. For more information call the Long Lake Parks and » Continue Reading. >>More

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Fundraising Workshop for Nonprofits Being Offered

Adirondack Foundation, the community foundation serving the Adirondack Region, in cooperation with Mountain Lake PBS, have announced a workshop for nonprofit professionals, volunteers, and board members, on how to raise unrestricted dollars to support operations, programs, and more. Eighty percent of charitable funds come from individual donors, not foundations or corporations. This workshop is an opportunity to learn how to build a fundraising program that honors the mission of your organization, engages potential donors, and raises more unrestricted funding. The workshop, “More Money!” is set for Saturday, November 2nd, from 10 am to 3 pm, at Mountain Lake PBS, 1 >>More

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Second World War and the Adirondacks Stories, Artifacts Sought

Adirondack Experience (ADKX), formerly the Adirondack Museum, is set to host a free open house event and community collecting day on November 11th, from 10 am to 4 pm, in support of the ADKX 2020 seasonal exhibition From Wilderness to Warfront: The Adirondacks and World War II. This exhibition, planned to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, is devoted to the connections between Adirondack people and the global conflict. From regional industry and tourism to first-person accounts, the exhibition will explore diverse stories — those previously untold as » Continue Reading. View original post.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Folk and Blues Concert in Blue Mountain Lake

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake is set to present a folk and blues concert featuring Barry Oreck and Friends on Friday, October 11th at 7:30 pm. Barry Oreck is based out of Brooklyn and Indian Lake. Oreck has played solo and with various bands and has written music and created sound and text scores for dance and theater pieces. He grew up in the Chicago folk and blues tradition studying with folk luminaries at the famed Old Town School of Folk Music and soaking in the exploding blues scene. Steeped in » Continue Reading. >>More

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Audio, Visual Preservation Workshop Set For Elizabethtown

The Adirondack History Museum in Elizabethtown has announced a Historians Day Workshop, set for October 16th, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Prof. Gerald Zahavi, historian and Director of the Documentary Studies Program at the University at Albany, will present a workshop on strategies for film, video and audio media preservation, restoration, and digital conversion and reformatting. While much attention has been paid to the preservation of paper records and photographs, there has been considerably less focus on strategies needed to preserve audio-visual records (e.g. discs, tapes, films, records, cylinders). The fragility, instability, and limited lifespan of such records requires >>More

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