Blueberry Mountain in Keene, Essex County, is a moderate hike that offers excellent views and a unique summit, on which sits an 8-foot glacial erratic. [Read more…] about Featured Adirondack Hike: Blueberry Mountain
A half-mile section of Route 73 in the town of Keene, Essex County, between Route 9N and the southern end of Hulls Falls Road (County Route 13A) will be closed between Tuesday and Thursday as part of a project to replace a culvert under the road. [Read more…] about Route 73 Closing Tues-Thurs Near Marcy Field in Keene
If you had asked youth theatre producer/director Kathleen Recchia six months ago what she’d be doing this summer, she would not have included Zoom Webinars or setting up a drive-in theatre production on her to-do list.
Normally at this time of year, she is preparing for the Book & Blanket Players annual summer musical-in-a-week program. She is still doing that but this year that involves a whole new skill set. Instead of cancelling the production, which normally involves an intense week of working together at Keene Central School in the heart of the Adirondacks, with the performance of a full musical onstage at the end of the week, Recchia went about figuring out how to continue the program with new rules and new parameters. [Read more…] about Drive-In Musical Theatre In The Adirondacks
Adirondack Community storytellers have recorded 160 first-person accounts about life in the Town of Keene, yesterday and today, and there are opportunities for the public to participate in this Keene Valley Library project, from home. [Read more…] about Quarantine Pastimes: Adirondack Community Story Project
More than 45 people gathered at the Keene Valley Library in the heart of the High Peaks of the Adirondacks on Saturday, September 14, to celebrate the growing online collection of audio stories available through Adirondack Community: Capturing, Retaining, and Communicating the Stories of Who We Are. [Read more…] about Adirondack Oral History Project Celebrated
The Keene Valley Library is set to host a 100 Story Celebration for the multi-year local history project, Adirondack Community: Capturing, Retaining, and Communicating the Stories of Who We Are, on Saturday, September 14th, from 2 to 4 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
The multi-year local history project collects and organizes audio stories and related photographs from Town of Keene community members through an online platform to share the unique social and cultural history of Keene. [Read more…] about Adks Local History Project Plans 100th Story Celebration
The Adirondack History Museum will continue its summer lecture series on Thursday, July 27 with “Search and Rescue in the Mountains” by presenter Ron Konowitz.
Konowitz, who is well known as an avid backcountry skier, is also the wilderness rescue coordinator for the Keene and Keene Valley fire departments. [Read more…] about Search And Rescue Talk At Adirondack History Museum July 27th
In late December, the rustic red barn that stood at the intersection of Routes 73 and 9N in Keene was taken down by the Department of Environmental Conservation after it became hazardous.
Although not an officially-recognized historic landmark, many who have traveled through Keene saw the barn, with its majestic High Peaks in the background, as a quaint countryside icon.
Since it came down, folks have waxed nostalgic while mourning the abrupt loss of this unassuming structure. I decided to dig into the barn’s history and see if there was more to it than met the eye. [Read more…] about Some History of the Famous Red Barn in Keene