April 30th, 2021 is Arbor Day. On Arbor Day 2012, NYS DEC Forest Rangers and Foresters had recruited us to help plant young potted and bare root trees on an eroding section of Adirondack Forest Preserve south of Warrensburg in what was then known as the Hudson River Recreation Area. The saplings had come from the DEC Saratoga Tree Nursery. [Read more…] about Seven Years Later Arbor Day Efforts Yield Results
Adirondack Balsam Wreaths and Christmas Ornaments are being sold by Warrensburgh Beautification Inc. (WBI) in time to decorate for the 32nd Christmas in Warrensburgh celebration on the weekend of December 5th and 6th. [Read more…] about 32nd Annual Christmas in Warrensburgh Wreath, Ornament Sales
The Eleventh Annual Garlic Festival at the Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market is set for Friday, October 9th from 3 to 6 pm. This year the event is dedicated to the memory of Richard Rugen, owner of Hope Valley Farm and inspiration for the first Garlic Festival. [Read more…] about Annual Warrensburgh Garlic Festival Friday
House Speaker David A. Henderson, at the turn from the 19th to 20th centuries, had a reputation for spontaneously breaking into a patriotic song when making speeches.
But when it came to newspaper reporters, he kept silent, even during an extended tour of New York state in summer 1902. [Read more…] about David A Henderson Tours New York State in 1902
Virtually the entire collection of the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History in Warren County, NY, is now available online.
The Warren County Homesteading & Youth Fair has been set for Saturday, August 8th from 9 am to 3 pm, at the Warren County Fairgrounds, as well as the Soil & Water office and Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center, all centrally located on Schroon River Road in Warrensburg. [Read more…] about Warren County Homesteading & Youth Fair August 8th
Author David Fiske is set to give lecture on Free blacks from New York State who were kidnapped and sold into slavery before the Civil War has been set for July 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, 3754 Main Street.
In “Kidnapped! Black New Yorkers Caught in the Slave Trade,” Fiske will tell the stories of several New Yorkers who were kidnap victims – some from upstate communities and others from New York City. [Read more…] about Kidnapped! Black New Yorkers Caught in the Slave Trade
The colorful name Devil’s Kitchen has been used in numerous book titles, restaurant names, and for hiking destinations in at least seven states. Close to home in upstate New York, we have a Catskill version, described here as “quite possibly the most hellacious [bicycle] climb in New York State.” The same area, with cliffs, numerous waterfalls, and slippery slopes, has seen many hiker deaths as well.
But there’s another Devil’s Kitchen farther north, located about midway on Route 9 between Chestertown and Warrensburg. Despite lacking the cliffs and stunning landscapes featured at other identically named places, deaths have occurred at the Adirondack site—which today exists in name only. [Read more…] about The Devil’s Kitchen: Warren County’s Nightmare for Drivers