NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery has announced a Call for Artists for their next upcoming juried show “The Healing Wilderness.” Artists are invited to share works inspired by the power of wild places to heal. [Read more…] about The Healing Wilderness Juried Art Show Call for Artists
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The Whallonsburg Grange Hall in Essex, NY, has announced its annual Holiday Market has been set for Saturday, December 5th. The Market features handmade gifts and decorations, and hot meals served by Farmstead Catering, and other local foods. [Read more…] about Whallonsburg Grange Holiday Market December 5th
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In November, 1813, nine men met in the city of New York to sign an agreement, handwritten by Nicholas Low, to form the Ballston Spa Company for the manufacture of cotton, wool and linen fabrics. They pledged an initial capital of $100,000 in shares of $100 each. A month later the Company announced it would “extend the capital stock” to $800,000, a staggering sum for those days.
Low was a businessman and friend of the rich and powerful of the nation. One was his late colleague Alexander Hamilton. During the 1790s, Low helped midwife the birth of the village of Ballston Spa, in Saratoga County. He owned most of the land upon which it was laid out and spent a fortune developing the village, including the famous Sans Souci Hotel. [Read more…] about Ballston Spa’s Abandoned 1814 Factory Awaits Rediscovery
The works featured range from oil paintings and photographs, to fused glass and jewelry, and more. [Read more…] about Saranac Lake ArtWorks Launches Online Holiday ArtMarket
“This is the weather that makes farmers happy,” The Granville Sentinel reported.
Corn and flax crops looked promising, but “vigilance and perseverance is to be the price of potatoes.” [Read more…] about A Plague of Potato Bugs in 1877 Washington County
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. 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 Recent Forest Ranger Rescue Missions In The Adirondacks, Catskills
Among these hardy invertebrates, and the ones that are quite conspicuous to anyone that spends time working in the yard, garden or on the wood pile, are the harvestmen, known to most as the daddy-longlegs. [Read more…] about Daddy Longlegs During Winter
Forest Rangers Hanno and McCartney reported that on Friday, November 13, they discovered an illegal camp near a remote pond in the West Canada Lake Wilderness Area in Ohio Township, Herkimer County, in the Adirondack Park.
Upon further investigation, the Forest Rangers say they observed multiple state land violations, and decided to monitor the site for suspects. [Read more…] about Hunters Ticketed For Illegal Camp, Landing Float Plane in Wilderness Area
Climate change is altering winter weather in the Northeast, leading to less snow and more ice. Northeastern forests, and the resources they provide, need snow to stay healthy. And there is evidence that ice storms – the most destructive form of winter weather – will become more frequent and severe under changing climate conditions.
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is set to host a free virtual science conversation on the effects of climate change on winters, with a focus on consequences for forest ecosystems, on Wednesday, December 9th. [Read more…] about Winter Wonderland No More? Climate & Northeastern Forests