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Nature Conservancy sells 92,000 acres to Dutch firm

The Adirondack Nature Conservancy yesterday unveiled one of the largest timber sales in North Country history. The green group, based in Keene Valley, is selling 92 thousand acres of timber land to ATP, a Danish pension fund. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Nature Conservancy plans layoffs

The Nature Conservancy is reportedly planning to lay off 10 percent of its staff worldwide as it deals with a struggling economy and a drop-off in donations. But, the impact on the organization's Adirondack chapter is still unknown. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Jim Goodwin, age 97, taught a generation of military climbers
Jim Goodwin, age 97, taught a generation of military climbers

Memories: Adirondack mountaineer fights with 10th Mtn. in Italy

The 10th Mountain Division stationed at Fort Drum has one of the most storied histories of any unit in the U.S. Army. During the Italian campaign of World War II, the 10th's soldiers were famous for scaling cliffs to attack German positions that had been viewed as impregnable. Jim Goodwin, from Keene Valley, grew up climbing and skiing in the Adirondacks and in the 1940s he was one of the pioneers of American mountaineering. When the 10th Mountain Division was being formed, Goodwin was recruited to help train the soldiers. He later served with the unit as a medic during the fighting in northern Italy. Goodwin is ninety-seven years old now, a retired schoolteacher. He sat down with Brian Mann to talk about his experience at war.  Go to full article
<i>Through the Woods</i>, Roswell M. Shurtleff, oil on canvas
Through the Woods, Roswell M. Shurtleff, oil on canvas

Exhibit explores Keene Valley's artistic roots

The works of an artist who spent over half his life vacationing in the Adirondacks are on display in Keene Valley this summer. Roswell M. Shurtleff was one of the major artists in the region. He arrived in the Adirondacks in 1858 and went on to play a leading role in establishing Keene Valley as a prominent gathering place for artists. Todd Moe spoke with Skylight Gallery director Mary Buschman-Kelly about the Shurtleff exhibit.  Go to full article

Forest rangers, Keene fire crews rescue hikers

State forest rangers and volunteers with the Keene Valley Fire Department rescued two injured hikers Tuesday night in the High Peaks Wilderness. The crews braved bitterly cold temperatures that plunged to more than 20 degrees below zero. As Chris Knight reports, DEC officials say they also had help from New York City firefighters who were hiking in the area.  Go to full article

Preview: Gifts of the Magi in Jay

A Chistmas favorite will be performed this weekend in Keene Valley. The Jay Entertainment and Music Society presents The Gifts of the Magi Friday and Saturday night (7:30) at the Keene Valley Congregational Church. The musical is based on the O. Henry short story. Jay Towne Players director Kathy Recchia told Todd Moe about the beginning of her Gifts of the Magi odyssey.  Go to full article

Preview: In the Woods exhibit

Artists have been painting Adirondack landscapes and upstate vistas for decades. A new exhibit in Keene Valley this summer traces the landscape painting tradition from the mid 19th century to today. Mary Buschman-Kelly is curator for In the Woods at Skylight Gallery in Keene Valley. She told Todd Moe that Keene Valley first became an important destination for artists in the 1850's. "In the Woods" continues at Skylight Gallery through September 9th. For more information, call: 518-576-9208.  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
An early Weston landscape (Source: Adk Museum)
An early Weston landscape (Source: Adk Museum)

Remembering an Adirondack painter's "Wild Exuberance"

The artist Harold Weston spent much of his life, living and painting in Keene Valley. He passed away in 1972. Weston is largely forgotten now in the art world. He's remembered regionally as an Adirondack landscape painter and the author of a book about the mountains called "Freedom of the Wilds." But in the years before World War 2 he was one of the most acclaimed painters, activists, and organizers in America. His work evolved dramatically over the decades, from landscapes to nudes to 1960s abstractions. The Adirondack Museum is featuring Weston this summer in an exhibition called "Wild Exuberance." Brian Mann spoke about the show with curator Caroline Welsh.  Go to full article
Making hospitals beautiful (Source: N. Wikoff)
Making hospitals beautiful (Source: N. Wikoff)

Adk Arts Organizer Takes His Message to Russia

Naj Wikoff, from Keene Valley, has been an arts organizer in the North Country for decades. He's just returned from a year in eastern Russia, where he worked local hospitals and cultural institutions to help develop funding programs. He kept an on-line journal on our website during his months abroad. He sat down yesterday to talk with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

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