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Rafting the Hudson River. Photo: Beaver Brook Outfitters
Rafting the Hudson River. Photo: Beaver Brook Outfitters

Recreational projects funded for Adirondacks

INDIAN LAKE, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for several projects to expand and improve outdoor recreation in the Adirondacks.

The Town of Indian Lake will receive $750,000 to repair and upgrade the Lake Abanakee Dam on the Indian River to bring the dam into compliance with state dam safety regulations. The upgrade will also allow continued water releases from the dam for rafters who paddle down the Indian River into the Hudson River.  Go to full article
Whitewater rafters take a break at the confluence of the Indian and Hudson rivers Tuesday. This will be the finish line for Sunday's Adirondack Challenge whitewater rafting race on the Indian River.<br />Photo: <a href="http://adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/537944/Floating-at-the-finish-line.html?nav=5008">Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Chris Knight</a>
Whitewater rafters take a break at the confluence of the Indian and Hudson rivers Tuesday. This will be the finish line for Sunday's Adirondack Challenge whitewater rafting race on the Indian River.
Photo: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Chris Knight

Rafters, paddlers and pols to face the Adirondack Challenge

A small Adirondack town will host a big event this weekend. The Adirondack Challenge, to be held in the town of Indian Lake, will feature a series of whitewater rafting and canoe and kayak races.

The event was first mentioned earlier this year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State speech as a way to draw more visitors to the Adirondacks. Town officials and business owners hope it will provide both a short and long term boost to the local economy.

Chris Knight visited Indian Lake this week and filed this report.  Go to full article
Colleen Pine as Cinderella and Lucas Greer as Prince Christopher.
Colleen Pine as Cinderella and Lucas Greer as Prince Christopher.

Preview: "Cinderella"

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts continues a Holiday tradition with live theater this season. Cinderella opens Friday night at the Indian Lake Theater and continues at various towns in the Adirondacks over the next few weeks. Todd Moe talks with two of the young actors in the cast: Colleen Pine as Cinderella and Lucas Greer as Prince Christopher.  Go to full article

A musical benefit for Adirondack flood relief

Musical headliners in the Adirondacks will do their part this Sunday to raise money for those still rebuilding homes and businesses in the aftermath of late summer storms. Many of the best-known Adirondack acoustic musicians will gather at the Indian Lake Theater (2 pm) to perform some of their favorite music to benefit victims of Hurricane Irene. Todd Moe spoke with Johnsburg singer-songwriter Tom Akstens, one of the organizers of the concert. He calls the event a celebration of Adirondack spirit.  Go to full article
Chris Smither. Source: smither.com
Chris Smither. Source: smither.com

Preview: Chris Smither in Indian Lake

As you've been hearing this week, North Country Public Radio is partnering with the Indian Lake Theater for a live concert broadcast featuring singer/songwriter Chris Smither. The concert is Friday evening at 7:00. Joel Hurd has this preview.  Go to full article

Using the arts to reinvent a town

It may seem like a bold move in one the poorest and most sparsely populated parts of the state. But in Indian Lake, arts advocates are hoping the performing arts streamed digitally into the local movie house from some of the world's great opera halls and theaters, will help boost the local economy.

Starting this weekend, the Indian Lake Theater will host a series of big screen videos of operas, ballets and professional theater from Europe. Productions such as Carmen from Milan, Swan Lake from St. Petersburg and Shakespeare from The Globe Theater in England.

Todd Moe spoke with Ben Strader, chair of the Indian Lake Theater Board of Directors, who sees cultural and economic benefits from the new project.  Go to full article
Conklingville Dam on Great Sacandaga Reservoir (Source: HRBRRD)
Conklingville Dam on Great Sacandaga Reservoir (Source: HRBRRD)

State authority that runs North Country dams, reservoirs running out of money

The state-run authority that manages many of the North Country's dams and reservoirs is running out of cash. Officials with the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District announced last week that they will lay off twelve employees at the end of the month.

The organization lost most of its revenue in 2008 because of a court decision and is still struggling to find ways to pay for its operations. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Preview: An Adirondack Christmas Carol

A Dickens classic has been given an Adirondack twist. Set in and around Indian Lake, "An Adirondack Christmas Carol", follows the story of Scrooge as he travels through Adirondack history and the future to learn about the true spirit of generosity and family. The show opens in Indian Lake. Todd Moe spoke with actor Dan King who plays Scrooge. King's an artist who moved to Tupper Lake three years ago from Tampa Bay.  Go to full article
Eithne McGuiness in "Typhoid Mary"
Eithne McGuiness in "Typhoid Mary"

Preview: ?Typhoid Mary? in Indian Lake

A hundred years ago, Irish immigrant Mary Mallon, on suspicion of carrying typhoid fever, was imprisoned and made news headlines in New York City. Todd Moe talks with actor Eithne McGuiness, who performs her one-woman play Typhoid Mary at the Indian Lake Theater Sunday night (7:30). It's the captivating story of a brave Irish peasant who fought tooth and nail for her freedom and took on the state of New York. McGuiness says the show explores the immigrant experience, discrimination and public health attitudes.  Go to full article

Preview: The Gibson Brothers in Indian Lake

The Gibson brothers will be playing a concert Friday night at the Indian Lake Theatre to celebrate the 10th anniversary of NCPR's Adirondack Bureau. This North Country group is finding itself more and more in-demand across the country, and has a brand new release, Ring the Bell, on Compass Records. A couple of weeks ago, Barb Heller talked with Eric Gibson and began by asking him about the song Iron and Diamonds, which was just nominated for an international Bluegrass Music Association song of the year award.  Go to full article

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