Jul 22, 2014 — INDIAN LAKE, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for several projects to expand and improve outdoor recreation in the Adirondacks.
The Town of Indian Lake will receive $750,000 to repair and upgrade the Lake Abanakee Dam on the Indian River to bring the dam into compliance with state dam safety regulations. The upgrade will also allow continued water releases from the dam for rafters who paddle down the Indian River into the Hudson River. Go to full article
Jul 22, 2014 — Hours from the lights of Broadway, an Adirondack artist has made a career of creating costumes for some of the city's biggest shows.
For more than 30 years, Parmalee Tolkan has been painting costumes and scenery for the theater, working with some of the greatest designers and scenic artists on Broadway. Scenic arts and colorful costumes from a studio in one of the most scenic parts of the country.
Parmalee Tolkan works in a quiet space in the lower level of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Email, social media and FedEx allow her to create costumes in the Adirondacks that will end up on stage in New York City.
A member of the United Scenic Artists Union, she's also painted murals for venues like the Northwoods Inn and the Adirondack Carousel, but Parmalee told Todd Moe that she prefers the collaborative process of theater over the life of a solitary artist. Go to full article
Jul 21, 2014 — LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) Archaeologists are excavating an 18th-century battleground in upstate New York that was the site of a desperate stand by Colonial American troops, the flashpoint of an infamous massacre and the location of the era's largest smallpox hospital.
The site's multilayered history poses unique challenges for the dig, which is being conducted in a state-owned park, a natural time capsule in the village of Lake George, a popular southern Adirondack tourist destination. Go to full article
Jul 21, 2014 — Say you want to take a picture. You whip out your smart phone or your digital camera, take a bunch of shots. Maybe you add a filter or dress it up in photoshop. We've gotten... Go to full article
Jul 18, 2014 — This week, the Adirondack Common Ground Alliance met in Long Lake. It was the eighth annual meeting of a group that formed in an effort to improve dialogue and reduce the... Go to full article