The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the opening of Shop at TheBlu, a new art supplies thrift shop at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake with a ribbon cutting. [Read more…] about Art Supplies Thrift Shop Opens In The Adirondacks
Adirondacks & NNY
The book Beaver River Country: An Adirondack History (Syracuse Univ. Press, 2022) by Edward I. Pitts is a vivid history of this remote section of the western Adirondacks and its inhabitants. Encompassing the lands immediately surrounding the upper reaches of the Beaver River from its headwaters at Lake Lila to Beaver Lake at the settlement of Number Four, Beaver River country is one of the largest undisturbed tracts of forest in the entire northeastern United States. [Read more…] about New Adirondack History Book About The Beaver River Country
Establishing a permanent home on the shores of Cliff Haven on Lake Champlain in 1896, during its hey-day, the school had over 14 cottages and accommodated more than 1,500 people during their busiest summer seasons. [Read more…] about Champlain History: Catholic Summer School of America
Sunlight glinted off the water as we paddled our canoe along a winding channel which led through a marsh of tall grasses and wild rice. Two white, long-legged birds – great egrets – stalked the shallow water, poised to spear fish with their pointed bills. A bald eagle landed in a tree, squawking as it joined its mate. After four miles of canoeing down the Missisquoi River in northwestern Vermont we had reached the point where the river enters Lake Champlain. [Read more…] about Wildlife Mosaics: Paddling Freshwater Marshes
View Arts in Old Forge will host artist Mallory Zondag for her Natural Dyeing Lab, focused around creating a rustic quilt painting, on Sunday, September 25th.
This program will explore the art and science of how to mordant different fabrics like silk, wool, linen, and cotton, how to cook up dyes from goldenrod and avocado pits, marigolds, and onion skins as well as how to create an organic indigo vat. Attendees will also create a dyeing sketchbook full of information on how to dye at home and fill it with their fabric samples from the class. [Read more…] about Learn To Use Natural Dyes In Old Forge Sunday
The Adirondack Park Agency Board approved two projects and voted that proposed best management practices to control invasive species on New York State Department of Environmental Conservation administered lands inside the Adirondack Park conformed to the State Land Master Plan at its September 15th, 2022 meeting. [Read more…] about Adirondack Park Agency Meeting Highlights
Fort Ticonderoga will host its 18th Annual Seminar on the American Revolution Friday through Sunday, September 23rd to 25th.
This annual premier conference focused on the military, political, social, and material culture of the American Revolution regularly features scholars from across North America and beyond. [Read more…] about 18th Annual Seminar on American Revolution Sept 23-25
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) will close out the 2022 Adirondack race series by partnering with Long Lake Recreation and Tourism to host the Long Lake Long Boat Regatta, which features several events: the North American Voyageur Canoe Championships, the Adirondack Kayak Championship, and the Northeastern College Cup race for co-ed (two male & two female) C-4 Stock teams. [Read more…] about Long Lake Long Boat Regatta Set For Saturday
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents throughout New York State. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Forest Rangers Responding to Despondent People Make Rescue, Recover Body in Northern New York
New York’s new gun law, which bans weapons from “sensitive locations” such as parks and museums, will have no effect on musket demonstrations, including at Fort William Henry or re-enactments in Lake George Battlefield Park, according to Warren County Sheriff James La Farr.
“It is not within the spirit of the law to prohibit those activities,” LaFarr said. The re-enactors’ muskets and cannon fire only blanks.
Fort Ticonderoga, which is located in Essex County, is also unaffected by the new law, says its president and CEO, Beth Hill. “We do not plan to change our operations or special events,” she said. [Read more…] about Despite Elise Stefanik’s Claims, NYS Gun Law Doesn’t Prohibit Historical Events