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Last winter was hard on Route 9L along Lake George. Photo: A href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/kanner/2243653357/">ellentk</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Last winter was hard on Route 9L along Lake George. Photo: A href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/kanner/2243653357/">ellentk, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Road on east shore of Lake George being repaved

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) Visitors planning some late-summer trips to Lake George should expect to find road crews on busy Route 9L.

State officials say a $1.6 million project to resurface 5.6 miles of the road is set to start this Friday and continue on weekdays through the end of the month.  Go to full article
Eye of the Needle, Lake George. Photo: Sarah Harris
Eye of the Needle, Lake George. Photo: Sarah Harris

Boat inspections to keep invasives out of Lake George

Lake George is no stranger to invasive species. Spiny water flea, Eurasian water milfoil, zebra mussels, Asian clam, and curly-leaf pondweed have all made their way into the lake. It costs millions of dollars to keep them from taking over and to keep new species out. This summer there is a new, preventative approach to help do both: mandatory boat inspections.  Go to full article
Americade bikers get ready to ride through the Adirondacks on Tuesday morning. Photo: Zach Hirsch
Americade bikers get ready to ride through the Adirondacks on Tuesday morning. Photo: Zach Hirsch

Harleys to Hondas: bikers take over Lake George

Lake George is one of those North Country towns that's calm and quiet in the winter, but explodes with tourism in the summer. Right at the top of tourism season is a motorcycle rally called Americade.

Every year, thousands of bikers from all over the northeast gather in tiny Lake George. Riders tour the Adirondacks, peruse new gear, watch stunt shows, and meet one another. Zach Hirsch spent a day at the bike festival earlier this week, and produced this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Lake George's tourism transformation

The summer tourism season is slowly coming awake across the North Country. One of the big hotspots will be Lake George, which is in the middle of a building boom. Community leaders hope to see a kind of growth that will extend the village's visitor economy into the fall and winter months.  Go to full article

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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

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