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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
Church of the Transfiguration
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
David Pamperin
David Pamperin

Blue Mt. Lake: Adirondack Museum Hires New Director

The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mt. Lake has hired a new director. David Pamperin will take over in mid-January. He comes from Wisconsin, where he ran a system of historical sites owned by the state's historical society. Pamperin will be the sixth director in the Adirondack Museum's history, taking over from John Collins, who led the museum for the last three years. Pamperin spoke with Brian Mann about his first impressions of the museum.  Go to full article

Preview: Downing College Choir in Blue Mountain Lake

The Downing College Chapel Choir of Cambridge University presents a concert tonight at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake. This is the choir's third visit to the Adirondacks. The group performed a series of concerts in Manhattan last week, and will visit Vermont later this week. Todd Moe talks with Nicki Bryant, one of the singers in the 23-voice choir.  Go to full article

A Bear in My Kitchen: Conversation with Blue Mt. Lake Resident Betsy Folwell

Betsy Folwell, editor in large at Adirondack Life magazine, and a long-time resident of Blue Mt. Lake, says this year's bear trouble has been the worst she's seen. Folwell spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

Winning the Wildfire Battle, Forest Rangers Worry About the Long Campaign

Rain showers on Thursday brought relief to firefighters across the Adirondacks. But with more sunny weather in the forecast, drought conditions are expected to continue into the fall. As Brian Mann reports, state forest rangers worry that the current rash of fires could worsen dramatically in the weeks ahead.  Go to full article

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