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The Johnsburg Historical Society hosts the first in a series of bicentennial events tonight at Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek.
The Johnsburg Historical Society hosts the first in a series of bicentennial events tonight at Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek.

Johnsburg Begins Bicentennial Festivities

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
Wind developer Jim McAndrew
Wind developer Jim McAndrew

Wind Power Comes To Adirondack North Country, Raising Hopes & Fears

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
Author & activist Bill McKibben
Author & activist Bill McKibben

Commentary: Wind Power A Necessary Evil & Symbol of Hope

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
ORDA Board Chairman Charles Gargano (Source:  ESD)
ORDA Board Chairman Charles Gargano (Source: ESD)

State Audit Slams ORDA Board For Lax Oversight

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

Second Home Market, Land Conservation Squeeze Locals

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

Johnsburg Salutes Adirondack Poet & Critic Jeanne Robert Foster

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

North Creek Soldier Killed in Baghdad

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
Actor/mime Bill Bowers
Actor/mime Bill Bowers

Theatre: It Goes Without Saying

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
Anna Christner and David "Woody" Woodworth<br />Photos:  Ben Stechschulte, courtesy of Adirondack Life
Anna Christner and David "Woody" Woodworth
Photos: Ben Stechschulte, courtesy of Adirondack Life

Adirondack Profile: On This Trail Crew, The Boss Is 5-Foot-3 and Female

Each summer for a quarter-century, the Adirondack Mountain Club has sent professional trail crews into the backcountry. The crews - usually made up of college students - live in the woods for five days at a time. They build and repair some of the Adirondack's most popular hiking routes.
This summer, one of the crews is led by Anna Christner, a 24-year-old psychology student from Pennsylvania. As Brian Mann reports, being trail boss means pushing around giant boulders - but it also means leading a half-dozen young men into the wilderness.  Go to full article

Preview: Violin Sonatas Saturday Night in North Creek

Adirondack Ensemble presents the second concert on its Concerts and Conversations Chamber Music Series at Tannery Pond Community Center in downtown North Creek. Hungarian pianist Aniko Szokody and violinist Michael Dabrosky will perform violin sonatas by Mayer, Mendelssohn, Haydn and Franck. The concert is 7:30 Saturday night. Todd Moe talks with Adirondack Ensemble President and Executive Director Mark Bergman, who says the goals of this winter/spring concert series are to make chamber music, classical and jazz styles, accessible, engaging and fun.  Go to full article

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