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Old Forge Arts Center construction back on track

The Arts Center of Old Forge got some good news this month. A new building project, just across the road, had been on hold due to a lack of funds. But with a new USDA loan and grant that total $3-million, construction is expected to resume next month. Todd Moe spoke with Arts Center director Jennifer Potter Hayes. She's been on the job for about six weeks and says she hopes the new building will open this fall.  Go to full article

Adirondack News Roundtable

In this program broadcast live from the Old Forge Library, News Director Martha Foley moderates a conversation about the future of Adirondack communities, conservation in the Park, and the role of Adirondack media. Guests include APA member Lani Ulrich from Old Forge, Elizabeth Folwell, Adirondack Life editor from Blue Mountain Lake, and Brian Mann, chief of NCPR's Adirondack Bureau, now celebrating its tenth year of operations.  Go to full article
Old Forge Hardware Store
Old Forge Hardware Store

Old Forge hardware store sold after 108 years

A North Country institution is changing hands. The Cohen family has owned the Old Forge Hardware Store for 108 years. Brian Mann spoke with Erica Wilcox-Murray who bought the store with her husband.  Go to full article

Preview: Watercolors in Old Forge

The 27th annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors opens at the Arts Center Old Forge this weekend. It features watercolor paintings from across the U.S., Canada and Hawaii. Todd Moe spoke with curator Miriam Kashiwa about the lure of watercolors.  Go to full article

Farmers Market opens in Old Forge

Eating healthy and locally just got easier in the Old Forge area. A brand new Farmers' Market opens this afternoon. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

HUN: A moose that's the "Url" of Old Forge

Standing vigil on the front lawn of the Arts Center in Old Forge is a multi-colored moose statue. This dapper Adirondack icon has attracted the attention of summer visitors, arts patrons and politicians, and is today's "Heard Up North."  Go to full article
Closer to reality - the new arts/sciences center in Old Forge is expected to open early next year
Closer to reality - the new arts/sciences center in Old Forge is expected to open early next year

Old Forge's new "green" arts center

Since the early 1950s, the mission of the Arts Guild of Old Forge has been to serve the central Adirondacks in a culturally sensitive manner reflective of its social, historical and environmental values. That mission remains at the core of the new arts and sciences building under construction in Old Forge. Executive Director Deborah Jones recently gave Todd Moe a tour of the construction site where "green" design and technologies are being utilized. The new building will also boast geothermal heating and cooling and solar power.  Go to full article
Louise Gaylord
Louise Gaylord

Books: Julia Fairchild

Old Forge Hardware hosts summer resident and award-winning author Louise Gaylord Saturday (11am-1pm). She's celebrating the release of her third book, Julia Fairchild. Todd Moe spoke with Louise Gaylord about the book, which centers on protagonist, Julia.  Go to full article

True nature lovers honored this weekend

Eleven New Yorkers, including three North Country residents, will be inducted into the Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame in Utica Saturday. Franklin Cean, of Jefferson County, Robert Brown of Franklin County and Gary Lee, of Inlet, will be honored this weekend for their lifetime of service in the outdoors. Todd Moe spoke with Gary Lee, who spent 35 years as a Forest Ranger in the Old Forge area, about his career and outdoor hobbies.  Go to full article

New book to explore Old Forge fire fighting history

Next year marks the centennial of the Old Forge Fire Department, and a local historian, Peg Masters, is collecting photos and stories about the department's early years. Masters is Town of Webb historian. She's co-author of Old Forge: Gateway to the Adirondacks - a pictorial history of the people, buildings and landscapes of the Fulton Chain of Lakes. Todd Moe spoke with Peg Masters, who's a descendant of John Merritt of Brandon, an early settler in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

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