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The St. Regis Canoe Area: one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the Adirondacks (Photos:  Brian Mann, Phil Brown)
The St. Regis Canoe Area: one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the Adirondacks (Photos: Brian Mann, Phil Brown)

Blogger searches for the 7 Wonders of the Adirondacks

If you were asked to name your picks for the Seven Wonders of the Adirondack-North Country, what would they be? That's the question that John Warren, from the town of Chester put on his popular regional blog, called Adirondack Almanack. Warren allowed his listeners to cheat a little bit, dividing the list into two categories. Natural wonders like the Ausable Chasm and OK Slip Falls made the grade. So did man-made marvels like Santa's Workshop and the Keeseville Stone Arch Bridge. John Warren talked about his project with Brian Mann.  Go to full article
Wawbeek lodge will be demolished (Source:  Wawbeek website)
Wawbeek lodge will be demolished (Source: Wawbeek website)

Historic Wawbeek lodge to be torn down

The new owners of the Wawbeek Resort near Tupper Lake say they'll tear down the historic dining lodge that overlooks Upper Saranac Lake. A new private home will be built in its place. The decision, revealed in a pre-application letter to the Adirondack Park Agency, is drawing fierce criticism. As Brian Mann reports, some groups that say the project is evidence that the Adirondack region is losing too many architectural treasures.  Go to full article
Wawbeek lodge will be demolished (Source:  Wawbeek website)
Wawbeek lodge will be demolished (Source: Wawbeek website)

Historic Wawbeek lodge to be torn down

The new owners of the Wawbeek Resort near Tupper Lake say they'll tear down the historic dining lodge that overlooks Upper Saranac Lake. A new private home will be built in its place. The decision, revealed in a pre-application letter to the Adirondack Park Agency, is drawing fierce criticism. As Brian Mann reports, some groups that say the project is evidence that the Adirondack region is losing too many architectural treasures.  Go to full article
The solar panel array at the Wild Center (Photos:  Wild Center)
The solar panel array at the Wild Center (Photos: Wild Center)

Wild Center honored for green design

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake has won one of the country's top awards for green building design. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, known as LEEDs, required years of work. As Brian Mann reports, one of the key steps was to buy as many building materials as possible that were made in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article
Proposed museum design. Source: Adirondack Museum
Proposed museum design. Source: Adirondack Museum

Modern design of proposed Adk Museum stirs debate in Lake Placid

The proposed Lake Placid branch of the Adirondack Museum was debated by a crowd of more than 60 local residents at a public hearing last week. The Lake Placid-North Elba Joint Review Board is trying to determine whether the building's modern design meets the architectural standards and other requirements of the local land use code. While some neighbors described it as "radical" and "out of character" with the village, as Chris Knight reports, supporters of the project are asking the planning board to look beyond the land use code.  Go to full article
Lake Placid Lodge before fire (Source: LP Lodge)
Lake Placid Lodge before fire (Source: LP Lodge)

Historic Lake Placid Lodge Burns

A column of black smoke rose over Lake Placid yesterday as part of a historic restaurant and resort burned to the ground. An apparent kitchen fire in an annex at the Lake Placid Lodge broke out some time after 9 o'clock. There were no injuries. The main structure also suffered smoke and water damage. The Lodge -- first built in 1882 -- was one of the Adirondacks' premier luxury hotels, attracting famous guests including Britney Spears and Bill Gates. As Brian Mann reports, the fire could leave some of the resort's employees out of work just as the busy holiday season gets underway.  Go to full article

Remembering Watertown's "Iron Block"

The main square in downtown Watertown looks very different this week. Workers are demolishing three buildings on Public Square known as the Iron Block. They were built in the 1850s, around the time when many North Country downtowns were filling in. The Iron Block has housed taverns, barber shops, restaurants, a hotel, and a factory. David Sommerstein spoke with Jefferson County historian Ben Cobb. Cobb is 33 years old, so he remembers the more recent tenants.  Go to full article
Restored dress factory in Malone
Restored dress factory in Malone

Malone: Historic Buildings Reclaimed, College Honored

North Country Community College has won an award for the school's work in Malone, to save two historic buildings -- including Ballard Mill, a woolen clothing factory built in the early 1900s. The 4 million dollar project has reshaped the campus on the bank of the Salmon River. As Brian Mann reports, enrollment has doubled over the last two years.  Go to full article

Getting Nature into the Office and Factory

Biophilia--man's instinctive attraction to nature. It's shaping offices and manufacturing complexes. From the Great Lakes Radio Consortium.  Go to full article

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