Bald Eagles and dairy farmers exist in a mutually beneficial relationship in parts of northwestern Washington State. According to a new study, this “win-win” relationship has been a more recent development, driven by the impact of climate change on eagles’ traditional winter diet of salmon carcasses, as well as by increased eagle abundance following decades of conservation efforts. The research is published in the journal Ecosphere. [Read more…] about Study: Climate Change Has Altered Human-Raptor Relationships
The Saratoga County Roots of Mott’s Apple Empire
You may have noticed that “Since 1842” appears on the label of all Mott’s apple products. That was the year Samuel Mott began selling apple cider and vinegar to his neighbors in Halfmoon, Saratoga County, NY. The Mott’s apple processing empire we know today grew from that humble beginning. [Read more…] about The Saratoga County Roots of Mott’s Apple Empire
Sip & Savor Saranac Lake Week Features Restaurants, Bars & Breweries
The Savor SLK Committee has announced Sip & Savor SLK Week, where Saranac Lake’s restaurants, bars and breweries will offer discounted food & drinks from April 30th through May 7th. Participating businesses will offer Prix Fixe, 3-course menus of $20, $30, or $40 and/or drink specials during their regular business hours all week long. [Read more…] about Sip & Savor Saranac Lake Week Features Restaurants, Bars & Breweries
Poachers Caught With 131 Possibly Toxic Fish
According to a press release issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, on February 21st, Environmental Conservation Officer Klein found people keeping fish in an area of the Upper Hudson River considered polluted and designated for catch and release only. [Read more…] about Poachers Caught With 131 Possibly Toxic Fish
Thank You New York Almanack Supporters
We did it! We finally reached our annual online fundraising goal for 2022 of $14,000. Through gifts large and small readers like you showed you care about the New York Almanack and want to help keep it publishing – thank you!
In 2022 we doubled our readership and we continue to grow. Over a million readers will visit the New York Almanack in 2023 to learn about the Empire State’s history, arts, culture, natural history, and outdoor recreation opportunities.
New York Almanack is the most read publication of its kind reaching more readers with the stories of our shared history than any other publication, in any media. History matters – our natural environment matters – and I’m proud to be able – with your help – to share why, every day, seven days a week.
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Amelia Simmons and America’s First Cookbook
Amelia Simmons wrote what is widely regarded as the first American cookbook, American Cookery. Through its recipes and ingredients, this work shows how a unique American diet and identity was created.
The book was so popular that after its first printing in Hartford, Connecticut in 1796, and it’s second printing in Albany, NY, that same year, it remained in print for 35 years after its first publication; however, very little is known about its author. [Read more…] about Amelia Simmons and America’s First Cookbook
Adirondack Garden Club Grants Available
The Adirondack Garden Club has announced they are now accepting applications for their 2023 grants.
The Adirondack Garden Club offers three grants: [Read more…] about Adirondack Garden Club Grants Available
A History of the Lower East Side Food Tour
The Museum at Eldridge Street has announced “Eldridge Eats: A History of the Lower East Side Food Tour,” a walking tour set for Monday, March 5th. [Read more…] about A History of the Lower East Side Food Tour
Adirondack Food Justice Summit Set For Thursday
The Adirondack Food System Network will host the 2023 Food Justice Summit at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake on Thursday, March 2nd. This year’s theme is “Feed Back – Food is Health.” [Read more…] about Adirondack Food Justice Summit Set For Thursday
Henry Cabot Lodge’s Bronze Hot Dog
In the mid-20th century, Americans had a great enthusiasm for all manner of keepsakes and mementos cast in bronze. On October 17, 1960, the National Hot Dog Council presented a life-size hot dog cast in bronze on a marble base to Republican vice-presidential candidate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr (1902-1985).
In the blur of events during the hard-fought presidential campaign, Lodge came to mistakenly believe that he had received the unusual gift during a visit to Nathan’s, the famous hot dog emporium in New York City. [Read more…] about Henry Cabot Lodge’s Bronze Hot Dog