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Books: Adirondack Attic 4

Saranac Lake Writer and photographer Andy Flynn continues his research this summer into some of the little know artifacts stored at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. For the last few years he has written a weekly newspaper column called "Adirondack Attic" and a series of books of the same name. Andy's research takes him into the museum's archives and storage spaces and sometimes items on permanent display. Todd Moe caught up with him to talk about his books, the Adirondack Attic History Project and some of the items in the museum's 50th anniversary exhibit.  Go to full article
Expressions of Faith Gospel Choir
Expressions of Faith Gospel Choir

Baltimore gospel choir returns to Adks

The Church of the Transfiguration in Blue Mountain Lake will host the Expressions of Faith Gospel Choir this weekend. This marks the choir's fourth visit to the Adirondacks. They'll sing at a group home, picnic in Byron Park and on the lake Saturday afternoon, and then at a gospel mass Sunday morning (9:30am). Choir member Arschel Morrell, Jr. spoke with Todd Moe about the floating concert on Blue Mountain Lake.  Go to full article

ALCA celebrates 40 years of arts in the Adirondacks

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is celebrating 40 years of bringing art to Blue Mountain Lake this summer. A Retrospective Show this Sunday night will sample work from the scores of artists who have been involved with the center as teachers and artists in residence. Betsy Folwell was Director there from 1980-88, third in the "dynasty" that began with Jim and Sheila Hutt. She spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

Adirondack book awards celebrate great writing

The Adirondack Center for Writing handed out its Second Annual Adirondack Literary Awards in Blue Mountain Lake. Todd Moe talks with writer and editor Bibi Wein, one of the judges, about the winners.  Go to full article
New design unveiled for Adk Museum in Lake Placid (Source:  Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)
New design unveiled for Adk Museum in Lake Placid (Source: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)

Adirondack Museum unveils "bold" design for Lake Placid

The Adirondack Museum unveiled the proposed design yesterday for a new branch in Lake Placid. After fifty years in Blue Mountain Lake, the Museum hopes to find a new audience in the region's most heavily-visited tourist mecca. As Brian Mann reports, the building's modern architecture would make it one of the most visible destinations in Lake Placid.  Go to full article
Mason Smith's novel won the ACW People's Choice Award
Mason Smith's novel won the ACW People's Choice Award

Adirondack Writers Collect Awards

On Sunday, the Adirondack Center for Writing held their first annual literary awards at a ceremony in Blue Mountain Lake. The Center honored books published over the last two years. Keene Valley author Russell Banks won the top prize for best fiction with his novel The Darling. Margaret Bartley was an upset winner for best non-fiction with Grisha, a book about a famous Russian-American cellist who settled in the Adirondacks. Blue Mountain Lake author Mason Smith won the People's Choice award for his novel Florida. Brian Mann sat down after the ceremony with Betsy Folwell, publisher of Adirondack Life magazine, and Nathalie Thill, head of the Adirondack Center for Writing.  Go to full article

Winter Service at Blue Mtn Lake Church

The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, in Blue Mountain Lake, will open its doors Christmas Eve (8 pm). It'll be the first winter service since the church's founding in 1885. The seasonal church is the oldest log church in the Adirondacks and has never been opened in the winter. The Reverend Lyman "Barney" Farnham told Todd Moe the church will be heated and all are welcome on Christmas Eve.  Go to full article

Adirondack Museum Announces New Lake Placid Branch

The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake announced plans yesterday to open a branch museum in Lake Placid by the spring of 2007. Museum officials will be spending $2.5 million dollars to acquire and renovate a vacant church on Lake Placid's Main Street. As Chris Knight reports, they say the new site will allow them to reach many more visitors to the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Adirondack Museum to Open Lake Placid Branch

The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake is moving ahead with plans to open a branch museum in Lake Placid. Museum officials will hold a press conference this morning in Lake Placid to unveil details of the project. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Hauling Radio Gear Up Blue Mountain

For most of us, fall is a time to plant some bulbs, put up the storm windows, and stock up on wood or oil for the deep winter ahead. For North Country Public Radio, and especially for our intrepid engineer Radio Bob Sauter, fall is the time to batten down the hatches on our network of 21 radio transmitters. You know, that laundry list of stations - WSLU, WSLJ, WXLG, WXLH, and so on. It's an equipment-hauling, mountain-climbing job. A couple weeks ago David Sommerstein joined Radio Bob for a special radio expedition up Blue Mountain.  Go to full article

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