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Stephen David Pelletier & Emily Mikesell Photo: Lake George Dinner Theatre
Stephen David Pelletier & Emily Mikesell Photo: Lake George Dinner Theatre

New play explores beauty and self-esteem with humor, insight

Todd Moe talks with one of the actors in the Lake George Dinner Theater's regional premiere of Skin Deep - a show that explores physical beauty, self-acceptance, dating and family connections. Emily Mikesell, who plays the central character, "Maureen", calls the play "funny and sweet".  Go to full article
Stephen David Pelletier & Emily Mikesell  Photo: Lake George Dinner Theatre
Stephen David Pelletier & Emily Mikesell Photo: Lake George Dinner Theatre

Theatre Review: "Skin Deep" at Lake George Dinner Theatre

Skin Deep runs at Lake George Dinner Theatre through October 29. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article

Preview: Lake George Music Festival

One of the newest arts festivals in the Lake George region kicks off next week. Student and professional musicians from around the world will gather in Lake George village for a new series of classical music concerts. The three concerts will be performed at area churches next Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The concerts are free.

Todd Moe spoke with Alexander Lombard, founder of the Lake George Summer Music Festival, who says the idea came after a visit to the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. Lombard says one of the appealing aspects of next week's festival in Lake George will be student and professional musicians performing together.  Go to full article

Theater under the stars in Lake George

A group of actors in Lake George will commemorate the region's historical significance during the French and Indian War this summer. "The Last of the Mohicans Outdoor Drama" returns for a second season starting Friday night. It's theater under the stars and an original adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper's novel, Last of the Mohicans. Todd Moe talks with playwright and founder Michael Dufaut about staging an outdoor drama that includes horses, cannon fire and Native dance.  Go to full article
Beverly Down, creativity coach
Beverly Down, creativity coach

Preview: creativity conference in Lake George

The second annual Creativity Conference will be held in Lake George October 15 - 17 at the Fort William Henry Conference Center. This year's theme is creativity: Let it be life. Todd Moe spoke with conference organizer Beverly Down, who says many people don't realize they're creative because they limit the definition to art or music. She spoke about the upcoming conference and her job as a creativity coach.  Go to full article
Would a new village on the shore of Lake George make local taxes more fair?
Would a new village on the shore of Lake George make local taxes more fair?

Voters in Lake George area decide today whether to create new village

Voters in the Lake George area go to the polls today to decide whether they want to create a new village. The new community, called East Lake George, would be carved out of the towns of Fort Ann and Queensbury.

Supporters of the move say it would help to ease the high property tax burden on their mostly waterfront homes. The change drew fire from the Glens Falls Post-Star newspaper, which published an editorial yesterday urging voters to reject the plan.

Anthony Hall is publisher of the Lake George Mirror newspaper and he's been covering this story. He talked about today's vote with Brian Mann.

NOTE: The polls are open today at the North Queensbury Fire Station from noon until 9 pm.  Go to full article

Lake George mayor toasts lake's water quality

The mayor of Lake George says he'll drink a glass of water from the lake. That in itself wouldn't ordinarily be much of a news story. But it's been slightly less than one year since thousands of gallons of raw sewage spewed into the Lake. Village mayor Robert Blais says it happened last July 4 weekend at Shepard Park, a popular swimming beach on Lake George. Blais says it was a blow to the community, which was barred from a favorite free beach. And many people in the area worried about their drinking water and their livelihoods. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
Samuel Barber
Samuel Barber

Sembrich honors Barber centennial

The Sembrich Opera Museum will honor American composer Samuel Barber during this "Summer of Barber". The museum, in Bolton Landing, will pay homage to the life and music of Barber on the centennial of his birth. Todd Moe spoke with Sembrich Opera Museum artistic director Richard Wargo about this season's concerts, plays, films and lectures that will include top-notch musicians from around the world. Wargo says Barber spent the formative summers of his youth on Lake George.  Go to full article

Charges and questions after kayaking death on Lake George

A Queensbury man faces a charge of reckless operation after a fatal collision yesterday with kayakers on Lake George. Warren County Sheriff's Lieutenant Robert Smith says 73-year-old Donald Peltier apparently did not see the man and woman paddling separate boats on the lake's choppy water. The body of 63-year-old Peter Snyder, of Troy, NY, was pulled from the lake around 8 o'clock Wednesday night. His wife, Bonita Hagan, was also thrown into the water by Peltier's motorboat. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

DEC chief says Adirondack environment much improved since '70

AP - As a young lawyer, Pete Grannis helped organize the first Earth Day celebration in New York City - just a few months before he was hired to put teeth into enforcement at a new environmental agency created by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.

Later, after 30 years in the state Assembly, Grannis rejoined the Department of Environmental Conservation as commissioner in 2007. This week, he's traveling around the state in an electric car, visiting the sites of environmental success stories to mark the 40th anniversary of both Earth Day and the DEC.

Grannis says the DEC has made great strides over the past four decades, but is now hobbled by the state's fiscal crisis - the DEC budget has been cut $32 million dollars and the staff reduced by 400 in the past 18 months.

Grannis was in Lake George yesterday to give the good news about the Adirondacks. Since the first Earth Day, he said, acid rain levels in the Adirondacks have fallen and species such as moose and bald eagles have returned. The DEC commissioner said a recent analysis found that acid rain levels dropped in all 48 Adirondack lakes that are monitored on a long-term basis. And he said wildlife such as moose, bald eagles, peregrine falcons and ospreys have re-established themselves in the North Country, and beaver and otter populations are flourishing.  Go to full article

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