Registration is now open for the 11th annual Great Adirondack Garage Sale, set for May 28th through 30th. [Read more…] about Great Adirondack Garage Sale Registration Opens
New York State is joining with organizers of the Boilermaker race in Utica to promote the “Empire State Trail Challenge” a four-month virtual race to run, walk or bicycle segments of the new 750-mile Empire State Trail. [Read more…] about Boilermaker Challenge Along Empire State Trail
Few remember when Clifton Park had its own amusement park. It was located on the Mohawk River in Rexford near the Alplaus border from 1906 to 1933. [Read more…] about When Clifton Park Had Its Own Amusement Park
The Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) has announced the return of “Drive Through History,” a series of free, self-guided road trips. [Read more…] about Columbia County Road Tour Explores Local Movie History
The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls, Warren County, NY, has announced the extension of the current exhibition, Equali-tea: Suffragist Tea Cozies in Redwork: A Centennial Suffrage Exhibition through summer 2021.
The suffrage centennial exhibit is the work of embroiderer Tisha Dolton. [Read more…] about Suffrage Centennial Embroidery Exhibit Extended Through Summer
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Ray E. Phillips’s new novel Laughing Rain and Awakens Corn: Look-the-Same Girls in the Land of the Cloud-Splitter (Self-Published, 2021) looks at how life in early America is experienced by twin girls, Laughing Rain and Awakens Corn from a Mohawk clan in an Adirondack village. [Read more…] about New Novel From Ray Phillips Tells Story of Native Twins
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced $650,000 in grant funding is now available to assist eligible dam owners with technical, planning, design, and other pre-construction activities associated with the rehabilitation of eligible dams classified as High Hazard.
New York State has 425 dams classified as High Hazard. [Read more…] about Grants Available For ‘High Hazard’ Dam Repairs
Among the many hundreds of steamboats plying the Hudson River when that waterway served as a primary method of moving people and freight, a few stand out as unusual. The most remarkable of these is perhaps the railroad transports, used to ferry railroad cars.
Also known as train ferries, or car ferries (not to be confused with auto ferries), they were fitted with railway tracks and doors at each end to allow for loading and unloading. [Read more…] about Train Ferries: The Hudson River’s Most Unusual Steamers
Have you ever stopped to think about how the United States became a manufacturing nation? Have you ever wondered how the United States developed not just products, but the technologies, knowledge, and machinery necessary to manufacture or produce various products?
Lindsay Schakenbach Regele has.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology scientists have been tracking the effects House Finch eye disease for more than 25 years. The disease causes red, swollen, watery, or crusty eyes. Afflicted birds can recover, but may die because they cannot see well enough to find food or avoid predators.
The latest analyses, based on the observations of Project FeederWatch participants from eight Northeast states, addresses the long-term impact of the disease on House Finch populations and points to the role of the finch immune system in the bird vs. bacteria battle. [Read more…] about New Study Considers Birds and Bacteria Arms Race