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News stories tagged with "keene-valley"
Mar 31, 2009 — 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
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Feb 19, 2009 — 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
Sep 27, 2007 — 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
Jun 07, 2007 — 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
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Jan 18, 2007 — 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
Dec 21, 2006 — 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
Aug 24, 2006 — 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
Aug 17, 2006 — 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
Aug 09, 2006 — 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
Apr 25, 2006 — 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