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Arts and healing for women vets

An Adirondack group that combines the arts and healing begins its eleventh season this summer. The annual gathering at Great Camp Sagamore for women with cancer and chronic illness uses music, visual arts, yoga, writing, storytelling and nature walks to help women deal with their disease. Women at the Arts and Healing retreat say the rural setting of Great Camp Sagamore helps them slow down and focus. There are two retreats this year at Camp Sagamore and Piseco Lake. Creative Healing Connections co-founder and storyteller Fran Yardley tells Todd Moe that this year also marks a new chapter; the group is offering a retreat for women veterans dealing with issues from active duty in the first Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam.  Go to full article

New progress on cell phones eases Adirondack tower feud

On Friday, the Adirondack Park Agency gave the green light to a new cell phone tower near Paul Smiths College, north of Saranac Lake. The project comes at a time when towers are being built at a rapid pace across the Adirondacks. As Brian Mann reports, that progress follows years of feuding between state regulators, cell phone companies and environmentalists.  Go to full article
East Brook feeds into Lake George (Source:  Brian Mann)
East Brook feeds into Lake George (Source: Brian Mann)

New Lake George stream rules spark praise, fury

State officials want to expand dramatically the protection given to streams and rivers that flow into Lake George. Green groups and some residents say the move is necessary to begin restoring the lake's legendary water-quality. But pro-development groups and many locals say the new regulations would stifle development and eclipse private property rights. Brian Mann reports from Lake George.  Go to full article

Ice fishing season starts

This winter got off to a particularly cold start. It's had the usual affect on all things deciduous, migratory and those among us who just plain hate cold weather. But there's another flock that's kept a glad eye on the thermometer lately. These are people with thick coats, thick hides and portable shanties sitting forlornly in the driveway. They're ice fisherpeople, of course. And their time has come. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
The <em>Forward</em>, then and now (source: Bateaux Below)
The Forward, then and now (source: Bateaux Below)

Lake George boat named to National Historic Register

A boat on the bottom of Lake George was just named to the National Register of Historic Places. The Forward is the first gasoline-powered boat on the list. The new historic landmark is 40 feet below the surface. Joe Zarzynski is an underwater archaeologist with Bateaux Below, a group that's documented a number of historic, sunken ships in Lake George. He says the Forward, with its gas engines, made steamboats obsolete the day it was launched in 1906. And he tells Jonathan Brown that it has a rich and mysterious history of its own as it went from a private pleasure craft to tour boat to shipwreck.  Go to full article

Lake George pushes ahead with consolidation

The village of Lake George may soon cease to exist. Consolidation with the town is now the talk of the town and it's expected to go before voters early next year. Village and town members brought in a consultant and created a task force to explore the impact of consolidation on taxes and government services. The group is expected to release its findings early next year - ahead of the referendum going before voters March 18th. The village and town have already combined some services - like the police. Village Mayor Robert Blais says that saved about $425,000 in yearly expenses. And he tells Jonathan Brown that consolidation can save the local government - and residents - a lot more.  Go to full article
Lake George algae bloom photographed in July. Source: Lake George Waterkeeper
Lake George algae bloom photographed in July. Source: Lake George Waterkeeper

Enviro group says Lake George plagued by algae blooms

A pro-environment group in the Adirondacks says it has documented more than thirty algae blooms on Lake George this summer. Lake George is famous for its pure water. But Lake George Waterkeeper says algae outbreaks this year are larger and more widespread than normal. Kathy Bozony is a natural resource specialist with the group. Bozony told Brian Mann that she's been diving in Lake George collecting samples of the algae.  Go to full article
Kim and Kevin in the greenhouse near their Lake George restaurant
Kim and Kevin in the greenhouse near their Lake George restaurant

From farm to fork in Lake George

Lake George restaurateurs Kim Feeney and Kevin London are part of the new generation of food professionals. They're food producers and preparers committed to serving as much locally grown food as possible at their "Farm House" restaurant on French Mountain. And they're not afraid to get their hands dirty. Most of the vegetables served come from their own garden. Their innovative work has received worldwide attention. In October, Kim and Kevin will attend an international "slow food" symposium in Italy. Tending a garden and running a restaurant means extra work, but Kim told Todd Moe that the fresh veggies are worth it.  Go to full article

Rain soaks Champlain Valley

Rain is hammering the northeastern corner of New York State. National Weather Service records show July was the wettest on record. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article
Marcella Sembrich, age 30 painted by Paul Meyerheim in Dresden, Germany about 1888.
Marcella Sembrich, age 30 painted by Paul Meyerheim in Dresden, Germany about 1888.

Preview: A summer of music at Sembrich

The 150th anniversary of the birth of renowned soprano Marcella Sembrich continues this summer at her estate in Bolton Landing. Sembrich was an opera diva in the late 1800's and gave voice lessons at her summer home on Lake George. Todd Moe spoke with Sembrich Opera Museum Artistic Director Richard Wargo. An opera composer, Wargo says the museum maintains Sembrich's lifelong love of music and teaching.  Go to full article

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