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Georgia O'Keeffe, <i>Petunias</i>, 1925, oil on board
Georgia O'Keeffe, Petunias, 1925, oil on board

Summer at the Hyde Collection: O'Keeffe and Stieglitz at Lake George

The work by two giants of American modernism are on display at the Hyde Collection art museum in Glens Falls this summer. Modern Nature and Family Album include dozens of paintings and photographs by Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz from their summers together on Lake George. From 1918 to 1934, O'Keefe lived for part of each year at Stieglitz's family estate in the southern Adirondacks.

Todd Moe talks with the Hyde Collection's Erin Coe, who curated the show. The exhibit is divided into six themes that include abstractions, landscapes, barns, and botanicals. All related to her visits to Lake George.  Go to full article
Kristen Rohne, an educator with the Lake George Association, sieves for Asian clams during a lakewide survey completed in September 2012. Photo: Emily DeBolt, Lake George Association
Kristen Rohne, an educator with the Lake George Association, sieves for Asian clams during a lakewide survey completed in September 2012. Photo: Emily DeBolt, Lake George Association

NY commmits new money to stop Lake George invasives

State Environment Commissioner Joe Martens was in in the North Country on Friday, unveiling $250,000 in new funds to help stop invasive species from reaching Lake George.

The money will go to help a local coalition pay for boat washing and inspection stations around the lake.

"We were able to tease out $250,000 extra for Lake George," Martens said.

"Depending on what the outcome is of this last fall's and next spring's program on the lake, we'll go back and see if we can't dedicate more funds to it."  Go to full article
Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky (Photos:  Susan Waters)
Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky (Photos: Susan Waters)

After a decade on patrol, Lake George Waterkeeper sees more, bigger threats

Lake George's crystal clear water has been famous for centuries. It's one of the few big lakes in North America that's still certified as safe to drink. The water's clarity is a huge draw for tourists looking to swim or boat.

Ten years ago, Chris Navitsky hired on to be the new Lake George "Waterkeeper." He had been working for developers, helping to design wastewater treatment systems. In his new role, Navitsky emerged as one of the strongest, and sometimes one of the most controversial, voices advocating for the protection of Lake George.

After a decade on the job, Navitsky says the lake faces growing pressure from development and invasive species that could change its character permanently. Brian Mann has our profile.  Go to full article
Rachel Cornish and Jarel Davidow.  Photo: Lake George Dinner Theatre
Rachel Cornish and Jarel Davidow. Photo: Lake George Dinner Theatre

Theatre Review: "The Love List" at Lake George Dinner Theatre

The Love List is running at Lake George Dinner Theatre through October 20. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article
Darcie Deaville and David Lutken sing "Jolly Banker in the Lyric production of "Woody Sez." Photo: Wendy Muntz
Darcie Deaville and David Lutken sing "Jolly Banker in the Lyric production of "Woody Sez." Photo: Wendy Muntz

Theatre Review: "Woody Sez" at the Adirondack Theatre Festival, Charles Wood Theatre, Glens Falls

The Adirondack Theatre Festival production of Woody Sez is running at the Charles Wood Theatre in Glens Falls through July 28. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has our review.  Go to full article

Preview: ATF's summer theatre season in Glens Falls

The Adirondack Theatre Festival's summer season in Glens Falls starts this week with A.R. Gurney's Black Tie. The show opens with a matinee on Wednesday afternoon. Todd Moe talks with ATF artistic director Mark Fleischer about the 18th season, which includes Gurney's comedy set on the shores of Lake George, an award-winning Broadway musical and a tribute to Woody Guthrie.  Go to full article
Old map of the Battle of Lake George, 1755
Old map of the Battle of Lake George, 1755

Historians: French and Indian War soldier remains should be returned

An investigation by the Associated Press has found that soldiers from the French and Indian War weren't buried properly in the village of Lake George.

(Correction: In the original version of this story, NCPR reported that AP and other news organizations broke this story, but the reporting was exclusively that of the Associated Press.)

A formal burial ceremony was held in 1993 and the soldiers' skeletons were removed from a public area visited by tourists.

But researchers now acknowledge that most of the human remains were later shipped to Arizona and Canada for study.

At least twelve soldiers from the conflict that broke out between England, France and Native American nations in the 1700s are still being studied by scientists.

According to the AP's report, republished in the Albany Times-Union, Glens Falls Post Star and other newspapers, some historians now say it's time for the remains to be returned to Lake George and buried.  Go to full article
Robin Johnson works on carving one of the several space ships in front of the 2012 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ice palace.  The ice palace lighting and fireworks takes place Saturday at 7 pm. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Robin Johnson works on carving one of the several space ships in front of the 2012 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ice palace. The ice palace lighting and fireworks takes place Saturday at 7 pm. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Most winter fests a go despite the weather

Winter carnivals fill the February calendar in the North Country. This year, continuing mild weather is proving a real challenge for towns whose annual winter festivals normally punctuate a cold, snowy season.

The WinterXcape Winterfest in Lowville was cancelled when heavy rains washed away most of their snow this week. But despite widespread rain and warm temperatures most festivals are still ago. Trevor Alford reports.  Go to full article

Analysis: The bigger picture in the myriad of local choices

Brian Mann and Martha Foley sort through the implications of an Election Day that featured scores of races that decided important questions about local leadership.  Go to full article

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