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For over a year, I have been following the progress on a community mosaic being created in North Creek under the leadership of artist and teacher, Kate Hartley. If you’d like to follow the story from the beginning, here are the links: one,...
Some people go to Florida at this time of year. For me, “south” is anywhere between Glens Falls and North River, the southern portion of our coverage area. Last weekend, I was fortunate to participate in a writing workshop organized by...
Last summer I started tracking a North Creek community mosaic project being spearheaded by artist and teacher Kate Hartley. Yesterday, I received some new photos of the work-in-progress and this message from Kate: “I’ve stopped the...
This summer, we’re following the making of a mosaic on a concrete retaining wall along Main Street in North Creek. The project is led by artist and teacher Kate Hartley. Here are the latest photos (thanks to Kate): Interested in knowing more...
Earlier this month, I wrote an entry about the concrete wall on Main Street, North Creek which artist and teacher Kate Hartley was about to turn into a mosaic, with the help of students and volunteers. Thanks to North River resident Elise Widlund,...
News stories tagged with "north-creek"
May 11, 2005 — A developer plans to build more than 170 new condos in North Creek. The 300-acre project will also include a hotel, a spa, and a nine-hole golf course. As Brian Mann reports, this is the latest in a wave of new vacation home developments in the Adirondack Park. Go to full article
Apr 08, 2005 — The Pataki administration is urging wind power developers to look for sites outside the Adirondack Park. The message was delivered yesterday at a Park Agency meeting in Ray Brook. As Brian Mann reports, the lack of political support in Albany could derail a major project proposed for North Creek. Go to full article
Apr 06, 2005 — Historians in the Town of Johnsburg will unveil their time capsule tonight (7 pm) in North Creek. It's part of a year-long town bicentennial celebration. Todd Moe talks with some of the volunteers who are preserving 21st century culture in the Gore Mountain region. Go to full article
Mar 07, 2005 — Two commercial wind farm projects are in the planning stages in the Adirondack Park. Other wind farms are moving forward in Franklin county, near Malone, and in Lewis county west of Lowville. Developers say renewable wind power could help New York state become less dependant on oil. They also say the giant windmills could generate much-needed income for rural communities. As Brian Mann reports, the projects have drawn support from pro-environment groups. But some activists worry that the wind farms will harm the region's scenic beauty and erode the quality of small town life. Go to full article
Mar 07, 2005 — If wind power projects go forward in the North Country, they will change the visual landscape for some of the most pristine areas in the Adirondack Park. Author and activist Bill McKibben spends much of each year wandering the hills and back roads near his home in Johnsburg. McKibben says the massive windmills are a necessary evil and a symbol of hope for a world threatened by global warming. Bill McKibben is author of the End of Nature and a new book due out this spring called Wandering Home about his his trek through the Champlain Valley. He divides his time between Johnsburg, in the Adirondacks, and Middlebury, Vermont. His essay first appeared in the New York Times. Go to full article
Jan 28, 2005 — New York's comptroller released an audit yesterday slamming the Olympic Regional Development Authority. ORDA manages Olympic Venues in Lake Placid and also operates ski centers at Whiteface and Gore Mountain. According to the report, ORDA suffers from weak oversight from the organization's board of directors. The audit also described lax procedures for accounting and for bidding out lucrative contracts. As Brian Mann reports, the audit comes at a time when ORDA is being sued over a food service contract worth millions of dollars. Go to full article
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Jan 21, 2005 — Affordable housing has become a hot button issue in the Adirondack Park. The problem is most severe in resort towns like Lake George, North Creek, Lake Placid and Old Forge. But a booming vacation home market is squeezing middle class families across the park, pushing average home prices past the $200,000 mark. Go to full article
Sep 26, 2003 — This weekend the Town of Johnsburg, in the south-central Adirondacks, is paying tribute to the life of Adirondack poet and famous literary critic Jeanne Robert Foster. Born in 1879 on Crane Mountain near Johnsburg, her beauty, talent and energy led her to the stage in New York City, and into the literary circles of William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, T.S. Eliott and Ezra Pound. Perhaps most importantly, her poetry and stories of mountain life give us a poignant glimpse into the lives of Adirondack residents in the 19th century. Todd Moe talks with some of the organizers of this weekend's tribute to Jeanne Robert Foster in North Creek. Go to full article
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Sep 18, 2003 — The mother of 31-year-old Kevin Kimmerly of North Creek has flown to a U.S. Amry base in Germany to be with the body of her son. Staff Sergeant Kimmerly was killed in Baghdad Monday when his vehicle was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. He's the second soldier from the North Country to die in military service this month. Go to full article
Jul 09, 2003 — From a childhood in rural Montana, to Broadway, to training with Marcel Marceau, It Goes Without Saying tells a funny and touching story of the important role that silence plays both on stage and in life. It Goes Without Saying opens tonight at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. Todd Moe talks with actor/mime Bill Bowers about his one-man show, which reveals his "life in tights". Go to full article