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Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for the Labor Day Weekend.

With nice weather in the forecast expect popular Adirondack destinations to be busy and trailhead parking, campgrounds, and interior campsites to fill early.  Go to full article
Massive bonfires ring Great Sacandaga Lake, marking the end of summer. Photo: Brian Mann

On Great Sacandaga Lake, summer ends in a "Ring of Fire"

We all know North Country summers end in ice. Labor Day weekend gives way to an all-too-short autumn, longer nights, and then to the first snow. But on the shore of Great Sacandaga Lake in the southern Adirondacks, locals and seasonal visitors celebrate the end of summer with fire.

Every Labor Day weekend for 15 years, hundreds of people gather on the shore, building massive bonfires and holding impromptu firework shows.

Brian Mann was on the beach for last year's Ring of Fire and sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Gene Tunney (left) and James J. Jeffery in 1927. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/6218199222/">Boston Public Library</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Adirondack village dedicating park to boxing champ

SPECULATOR, N.Y. (AP) A village in the Adirondacks is dedicating a new park to Gene Tunney, the Hall of Fame boxer who trained in the North Country before his two epic bouts with Jack Dempsey nearly 90 years ago.

The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports that Gene Tunney park will be dedicated Thursday afternoon in Speculator, 67 miles northwest of Albany.  Go to full article
Farmers, cooks, and food lovers will gather in Saranac Lake's Riverside Park on Saturday. Photo: Farm 2 Fork Festival

All things local at "Farm 2 Fork" Festival in Saranac Lake

It's peak harvest season in the garden and Saranac Lake is celebrating fresh food and local farm abundance with its annual "Farm 2 Fork" Festival in Riverside Park this...  Go to full article
Saratoga Race Course. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/durhamd/1075371003">Dustin</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Racetrack celebrating Saratoga Heritage Day

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Saratoga Race Course is celebrating the history and culture of its hometown with a day of activities at the historic track.

The New...  Go to full article

Paul Smiths College student found dead

Officials at Paul Smiths College say a student died on the campus north of Saranac Lake last night. Details remain unclear, but Nicholas Pendl from Allegany New York, was...  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo at the dedication of the rebuilt firehouse in Upper Jay. Photo: NY Governor's Office

Cuomo dedicates new firehouse in Upper Jay

Three years ago, Hurricane Irene ripped through the New York's eastern Adirondacks destroying roads, homes, and the fire station in the town of Jay. Accroding to fire chief...  Go to full article
Charles Reed Bishop.

Lake George marker honors famous Hawaii man

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) New York's newest roadside historic marker honors an upstate native who grew up in the Adirondacks and went on to become a prominent figure in Hawaii...  Go to full article
With the help of first year students, Aquil Virani created this year's triptych that includes an iconic view of St. Regis Mountain.

Paul Smiths College students collaborate on new art

Canadian artist Aquil Virani is on a mission to empower first year college students to feel confident and comfortable in their adopted campus homes.

Virani is...  Go to full article
The Hyde House in Glens Falls has been an important art and cultural destination for decades. Photo: Todd Moe

Hyde Collection receives French print collection

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) A Texas law school professor has donated an extensive collection of 19th century French prints and books to a museum in upstate New York.
...  Go to full article

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