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Harold Weston: Remembering an Adirondack painter's "Wild Exuberance"
The Adirondack Museum features a Weston exhibition this summer: "Wild Exuberance." Brian Mann with curator Caroline Welsh.
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Researcher Finds New Mite Species In Adirondacks
Heather Root has found at least one new type of tiny tree mite at the Huntington Wildlife Forest near Newcomb. Root does her research while dangling in a harness high above the ground in the maple tree canopy, where she also found rare forms of lichen not seen in the Adirondacks for decades.
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A Look Inside Temple Beth Joseph, Tupper Lake
Beth Joseph Synagogue in Tupper Lake is the oldest synagogue in the Adirondacks. Built in 1905, its origins stem from the late 1800s, when Jewish immigrants from Russia and eastern Europe arrived in America. It had been closed up for decades when a summer resident asked to take a look inside. What she found was a national treasure.
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St. William's on Long Point
In the late 1800s, St. William's was the parish church for Raquette Lake and served many of the Irish and French-Canadian Catholics who were the early pioneers on the Lake. Today, it's a seasonal camp and cultural center, accessible only by boat. Todd Moe visited during restoration work.
Audio Slideshow
Skiing The Route of the Seven Carries
Over the weekend, temperatures in the Adirondacks topped sixty degrees. There's not much snow in the backcountry, but many lakes still have a solid layer of ice—and people are still getting outdoors. Brian Mann skied the Route of the Seven Carries—a traditional canoe route north of Saranac Lake.
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90 Miles by Canoe… in a Single Day
The 90-mile Adirondack Canoe Classic takes paddlers from Old Forge to Saranac Lake. Race organizer Brian McDonnell paddled the entire course in a single day—a journey he describes as the "90-mile cannonball."
Photo/Audio Essay
A Trek up Mt. Adams
A land deal will add thousands of acres to the state forest preserve, but it will almost certainly mean the removal of an antique fire tower that sits on Mt. Adams, near the town of Newcomb. Brian Mann made the climb.
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Adirondack Rail: on the Old New York Central Line
For seventy years, the New York Central carried passengers to Malone and Lake Placid and points in between. The old line is all but abandoned now. But trains still make the run a few times each year, bringing supplies and equipment to the tourist railroad in Lake Placid. Brian Mann made the trip this spring.
Photo Audio Essay
Children's Camps in the Adirondacks
The Adirondack Museum opens today for the summer season. A major new exhibition looks at the history of the region's summer camps.
Photo Audio Slideshow
Gary Randorf: Wild Adirondack Photography
Gary Randorf is one of the region's veteran photographers. His new book is called The Adirondacks: Wild Island of Hope. Brian Mann talked with him on a shoot in the Dix Mountain Wilderness.
Photo Audio Essay
Summer at the Seagle Music Colony
For 87 years, the Seagle Music Colony in the eastern Adirondacks has offered talented young singers a secluded summer haven to polish their skills.
Photo Audio Essay
Winter Camping in the Adirondack High Peaks
The Adirondacks' High Peaks can be a hard place to find peace and quiet during the busy summer months. Many people choose the winter to get their fix for solitude among New York's tallest mountains. Winter camping offers unique pleasures and sometimes, unexpected perils. Brian Mann and David Sommerstein got plenty of both on a late winter expedition to Lake Colden and Algonquin Peak.
Photo Audio Essay
Rock Climbing in the Adirondacks
People climb looking for adventure and amazing views—and a deeper connection to the mountains. Brian Mann climbed Hurricane Crag during the peak of this year's leaf season.
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Discovering Adirondack Old Growth Forest
The Adirondacks are home to some of the East's largest Old Growth Forests. Martha Foley talks with a naturalist who spent part of this summer finding the towering trees.
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Preserving Adirondack Alpine Meadows
Adirondack Nature Conservancy program volunteers haul rocks up into the High Peaks to protect fragile ecosystem from erosion.
Audio Slideshow
A Barn-Raising in Upper Jay (Real 6:23)
These days, most new barns are built quickly with steel frames and sheet-metal siding. But some landowners are taking a little more time, using methods and materials passed down over hundreds of years.
Gov. Pataki talks to the press outside the Olympic Arena. ORDA photo
Gov. Pataki talks to the press outside the Olympic Arena. ORDA photo

Pataki announces more money for Lake Placid

Governor George Pataki was in Lake Placid yesterday to announce $5 million from the state for upgrades at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center. The news comes just three weeks after Pataki delivered $20 million for a new Lake Placid conference center. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Preview: Photosho in Keene Valley

You'll find a tent filled with photographs on Marcy Field in Keene Valley this weekend. It's a photo exhibit, sponsored by the East Branch Friends of the Arts, open to all photographers, and all the works are for sale. Todd Moe spoke with Photosho organizer Brad Bradbury.  Go to full article
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Can camp counselors save the world?

This summer, camps and camp-counselors across the North Country have welcomed thousands of kids. Their days include swim lessons, theater, woodcraft, hikes... also new friendships, loneliness, growing up. Camp counselors, many not that much older than the campers, are the linchpin of "camp." David "Hock" Hochschartner runs the North Country School and Camp Treetops on the outskirts of Lake Placid. Every summer, he welcomes campers, and his crop of counselors. Here is what he told this eclectic group of young idealists as camp got underway earlier this summer. He titled it: Can a Camp Counselor Save the World?  Go to full article
The dining tent with Dr. Gerster, family and friends (photo: Adirondack Museum)

Remembering 19th century life on Raquette Lake

Physician, scholar, humanist, writer and artist are some of the monikers of a colorful visitor to the Adirondacks in the late 19th century. Dr. Arpad Gerster vacationed on...  Go to full article
DOT tree cutting on Rt. 3 (Source:  Assn. Protection Adks.)

DOT hires Adk "czar" to monitor Park roadworks

New York's Department of Transportation is creating a new staff position to monitor all projects inside the Adirondack Park. The hire was mandated by a settlement that grew...  Go to full article

Wal-Mart drops plans for Saranac Lake

Wal-Mart has dropped its plan to build a supercenter on Lake Flower Avenue in Saranac Lake. The company cited the "political climate" in the village as the reason for...  Go to full article

Wal-Mart cancels plans for Saranac Lake store

Wal-Mart has canceled plans to develop a 120,000 square foot store in Saranac Lake. The project faced stiff opposition from some locals. A village election this spring was...  Go to full article
Blue Ridge Wilderness (Source:  NYS DEC)

State cuts trees to "preserve" wild Adk views

Two state agencies are locked in a debate over a little-known practice: tree cutting on wilderness peaks in the Adirondack Park. New York's constitution bans logging on all...  Go to full article

Tupper Lake development project moving slowly

The Adirondack Club and Resort project took a step forward on Thursday when Tupper Lake's planning board recommended the Town of Tupper Lake rezone 6400 acres the resort's...  Go to full article
Miriam Kashiwa, Thendara, at her 1908 Steinway piano

Pondering art in Old Forge

Organizers expect to break ground this year on a new arts and sciences center in Old Forge, and one of its biggest supporters couldn't be happier. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

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