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Natural History Museum Construction to Begin Sunday

The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks takes a step closer to becoming a reality this weekend. A groundbreaking ceremony for the museum will be held Sunday morning (11:30) in Tupper Lake. Museum supporters, Congressman John McHugh and Governor Pataki are expected to attend the event. Todd Moe talks with Project Director Betsy Lowe about the start of construction on the museum and tackling the biggest subject in the Adirondacks -- nature.  Go to full article
Church of the Transfiguration

Preview: Gospel Music in Blue Mountain Lake

The Church of the Transfiguration hosts the gospel group "Expressions of faith" this weekend. The Baltimore-based ensemble will perform a series of "floating" concerts from the Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery at various camps on the lake. Their main concert is Sunday morning at 9:30 at the church in Blue Mountain Lake. Todd Moe chats with the Reverend Lyman "Barney" Farnham about the gospel choir and the historic church.  Go to full article
Maestro Mark Laycock

Lake Placid Sinfonietta Kicks Off 2004 Season

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta begins its summer season of music in the mountains with a free Pops in the Park concert tonight (7 pm) on the shore of Mirror Lake in Lake Placid. The concert marks the first performance of the ensemble under the direction of newly appointed Artistic Director/Conductor Mark Laycock. He tells Todd Moe that tonight's concert, titled "American Salute", will include many familiar patriotic tunes.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Servant of Two Masters at Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake

The Servant of Two Masters is running in repertory at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent performance and has...  Go to full article
A-10 Warthog at low altitude

Military Flyovers: From Controversy to Collaboration

In the 1980s, low-level military flights elicited passionate reactions and often rancorous debate. It got so bad then-Governor Mario Cuomo created a joint citizen-military...  Go to full article
By train through the wilderness

Adirondack Rail: On the Old New York Central Line

In 1891, William Seward Webb began construction of a rail line that ran from Herkimer in the south up into the heart of the Adirondacks. The track cut through some of the...  Go to full article

Swimming the Hudson for Clean Water - An Update

Jody Tosti checks in with Christopher Swain, who plans to swim the entire 315 miles of the Hudson River from Lake Tear of the Clouds to Manhattan and the Atlantic Ocean to...  Go to full article

Preview: Arts in Healing Weekend at Sagamore

The 6th annual Adirondack Arts in Healing Weekend at Great Camp Sagamore near Raquette Lake will be September 17th - 19th. It's a weekend of music, stories and nature walks...  Go to full article
Cathy and Frank Stepnoski at the Malone farmers' market

Making a Living at the Farmers' Market

Farmers markets, roadside stands, and U-picks give us fresh produce and a unique relationship with the people who grow the food we eat. They're also a growing part of...  Go to full article

Lawmakers Ratify Casino Compact, 11 Years Later

In last minute action yesterday, the Assembly ratified the St. Regis Mohawks' compact for its casino in Akwesasne near Massena. The compact was drawn up in 1993 between...  Go to full article

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