Even if its precise definition isn’t at the tip of your tongue, most everyone gets the drift of what’s meant by the term “biogas.” There is biology involved, and the result is gas. [Read more…] about Biogas Energy: A Primer
Silver Bay YMCA on Lake George has announced the return of its Bluegrass in Heaven musical festival, September 13 through 15, 2024. The first Bluegrass in Heaven music festival, which took place in September 2023 on Silver Bay YMCA’s 700-acre campus, passed expectations with over 300 tickets sold, organizers said. [Read more…] about Silver Bay YMCA Announces 2nd Bluegrass in Heaven Music Festival
For nearly a century, observers watched the forests of New York State, including the Catskill and Adirondack Forest Preserve, from more than 100 fire towers perched atop the highest peaks, to search for dangerous, telltale signs of forest fires. The 2024 Catskills Fire Tower Challenge highlights the park’s remaining public fire towers. [Read more…] about 2024 Catskills Fire Tower Challenge Underway
In Tea: Consumption, Politics, and Revolution, 1773–1776 (Cornell Univ. Press, 2023), James R. Fichter reveals that despite the so-called Boston Tea Party in 1773, two large shipments of tea from the East India Company survived and were ultimately drunk in North America. [Read more…] about Tea: Consumption, Politics, and Revolution, 1773–1776
On January 22, 2024, the Englewood Police Department in Colorado received a call reporting the theft of a historical art piece from a storage facility in the 3300 block of South Santa Fe Drive in Englewood.
The theft possibly occurred the night of January 10, 2024. [Read more…] about Historic George Washington Portrait Stolen from Storage Facility
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 and engage in policing on New York State Lands.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Forest Rangers Make Several Rescues; Work Snowmobile Trails
Urban Renewal in Saratoga Springs, NY from 1962 to 1986 was one of the largest urban changes in the city’s history.
The federal Urban Renewal program provided funding to clear “blighted” areas to allow for redevelopment. This program displaced the largely Black community from the West Side. [Read more…] about Urban Renewal in Saratoga Springs: A Virtual Program
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Ade Solanke, an award-winning playwright and screenwriter, joins us to not only explore the life of Phillis Wheatley, but also how playwrights use and research history to help them create dramatic works of art. Works of art that can help us forge an emotional connection with the past. [Read more…] about Phillis Wheatley & The Playwright Ade Solanke
The vast majority of participants in the military events of the long 18th century left no written traces of themselves.
Fortunately for scholars, and the public, evidence of their presence survives in material form. From the arms they carried, to the archaeological evidence of their presence, the material experience of soldiering extensively survives if we look carefully. [Read more…] about Call for Papers: Fort Ticonderoga Material Culture Conference
Development in northern Halfmoon in Saratoga County, NY, is rapidly transforming this once expansive area of productive farmland into an area of winding streets and attractive homes, where landscaped lawns are replacing the hay fields, pastures and woodlands of years gone by.
In the middle of new neighborhoods called Fairway Meadows, Adams Pointe and Howland Park, at the corner of Johnson and Staniak Roads, is an old building, a remnant of the town’s farming days known as Chip’s Hall. [Read more…] about Chip’s Hall: A Saratoga County Polish Immigrant Community Center