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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Plastic Bakelite Documentary Highlights Adirondack Connection

The Indian Lake Theater is set to show the documentary All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic by John Maher, a provocative story about the “father of modern plastics.” Belgian-born chemist and inventor Leo Hendrik Baekeland invented Velox photographic paper as well as what is considered the world’s first synthetic plastic which has been used for everything from jewelry to communications equipment. Baekeland’s 1907 invention ushered in an explosion of new man-made materials that helped mark the beginnings of the modern industrial age, and changed our way of life. What is less known is that Baekeland had a major connection >>More

Monday, August 12, 2019

Adirondack Plein Air Festival Underway

The Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery’s 11th Adirondack Plein Air Festival is underway, set to run through August 17th. The Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery in Saranac Lake is the event headquarters and the source of information, with maps and schedules available. A “Paint the Town” Silent Auction is set for Thursday, August 15 at 5 pm, as well as a 3rd Thursday Art Walk from 5 to 7:30 pm in Saranac Lake. A Show & Sale in the Town Hall is set for Friday night, August 16, tickets are $20 (available at the door), with food and beverages provided, and attendees >>More

Monday, August 12, 2019

Rockwell Kent Documentary Showing In Elizabethtown

During the 1930s and ‘40s, Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was one of America’s most famous personalities. A longtime resident of the Adirondacks, he was a foremost illustrator of his day, creating definitive drawings for literary classics such as Moby Dick, Candide and The Canterbury Tales. Kent was also a prolific oil painter, author and traveler. As a political activist he went head-to-head with Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee, and won a landmark passport case against the federal government that, to this day, allows all U.S. citizens the right to travel regardless of their political affiliations. For more >>More

Monday, August 12, 2019

Long Lake All Years Class Reunion, Celebration Planned

Plans are underway for a four-day all class inclusive Long Lake Central School reunion and town celebration on Thursday, September 12th, through Sunday, September 15th, at a variety of venues in and around the Long Lake area. This event, initiated by the Class of 1969 to celebrate their 50th reunion, also includes alumni from all the graduating classes from Long Lake Central School and residents of the Long Lake Community. Barbara Cragg Kiefer, Class President of Long Lake Central School Class of 1969 chairs the 2019 Reunion Committee. Planned events include a Santanoni Wagon Trip, Trivia Night at the Adirondack >>More

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Preserving Adirondack Architecture Program Planned

The Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society is set to host a program entitled Preserving our Adirondack Architecture, with guest speaker Steven Englehart, Executive Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage. Englehart works to preserve the historic architecture of the Adirondack Park. Adirondack Architectural Heritage was formed during an effort to save Adirondack Great Camp Santanoni from being torn down when the land it was on was added to the New York State ‘forever wild’ Forest Preserve. This free public program will be held on Thursday, August 22nd, at 7 pm at the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library, 19 Main Street in Lake Luzerne. For further >>More

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Coming to Lake Placid

The Ausable River Association (AsRA) is set to host a night of visual storytelling through film at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, on tour at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. This event celebrates the beauty of wild places and thework being done to protect them. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, curated by the South Yuba River Citizens League, premieres each year during the third week of January in Nevada City, CA. Now in its 17th year, 10 films from the festival are coming to Lake Placid. Feature films include Last Green Thread, a story about three >>More

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Poetry: What Carries No Weight

What Carries No Weight Miltonia orchids swaying the way planets orbit and the Moon shining on the spine of Whiteface Mountain. Clothed in briny ash, Black Willow and Douglas fir. The Mourning Warbler’s song, when the sun is nearly held, in the soft spot of the palm, weightless like a grenade exploding. View original post.

Friday, August 9, 2019

American, NYC Ballet Dancers Performing at Silver Bay

Dancers of American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet are set to present an evening of dance on August 15th, 2019 at Silver Bay YMCA Family Conference & Retreat Center, 87 Silver Bay Rd, at Silver Bay on Lake George. The performance will showcase the talents of soloist Unity Phelan of New York City Ballet and dancers Isabella Boylston, Cory Stearns, Sung Woo Han, Devon Teuscher, and James Whiteside of American Ballet Theatre, who will perform several excerpts from a variety of famous ballets, such as Le Corsaire, Manon, and Swan Lake, as well as new choreography in the >>More

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Lake George Music Festival Showcases New Artists

Celebrating its ninth year, the Lake George Music Festival  (LGMF) continues to stretch the boundaries of classical music. The goal of the LGMF is to continue to respect and preserve traditional classical music while showcasing the art of contemporary musicians. For two weeks the festival brings world-class chamber musicians, orchestras, and choir music to the streets of Lake George. According to LGMF President and CEO Alexander Lombard, the mission of LGMF is to bring classical music to the community and create positive experiences through beautiful venues and world-class music. During the festival’s two week schedule the core events happen in >>More

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

10th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival Planned

The 10th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival has been set for the weekend of September 28 and 29, 2019. Held in Indian Lake, the Moose Festival offers visitors of all ages a uniquely Adirondack experience. Visitors to the Indian Lake region for the Moose Festival can enjoy programs, games, contests, exhibitions, guided tours, shopping – all in the theme of the Moose. The half-ton mammal is making a come-back in the Adirondacks, so you may even spot one during the weekend. The Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival is sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce and a host of >>More