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Outdoor columist Gary Lee to lead three upcoming nature hikes

Outdoor writer and Weekly Adirondack outdoor columnist Gary Lee will lead three upcoming hikes in celebration of National Trails Day.

The guided hikes are sponsored by VIEW, the arts center in Old Forge.

The first hike on Saturday, June 6 is to Bug Lake to view frog orchids in bloom.  Continue reading

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Gary Lee to offer Garden Club talk

The monthly meeting of the Old Forge Garden Club will be held on Tuesday, December 2 at 10 a.m. at Lakeside Terrace in Old Forge.

Special guest Gary Lee will present a program on Adirondack orchids and share pictures of the flowers he found around the area.

All are welcome to join members at this Christmas event.

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North country ice storms scatter several birds our way

Dating this column almost always gives me my first opportunity to write down the number of the new year…and here we go again.

The year 2013 ended with a bang, as Karen and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary.

Karen didn’t want any big party as she parties at the Old Forge Library all the time. And with the library celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, festivities will be on-going.

Since I last wrote, the shortest day of the year has passed. Winter began (or should I say ended) that weekend, but is now making a comeback.

We had some super cold temperatures and some unusually warm ones for this time of year as it hit 51 one day and minus 22 on another. Continue reading

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News travels fast on grandson’s first deer take

We are having more up and down weather with snow to the north of us and snow to the south of us. Looks like there will be some on the ground by the weekend. The road in the Moose River Plains was like an ice skating rink during the week.

Jacob’s 125 lb., 6-pointer

Jacob’s 125 lb., 6-pointer

I’m just glad I didn’t have to drive it as those first two hills wouldn’t have been fun to come down. My driveway was bad enough but a little sand helped. The goldfinch liked it too as there was some grit to eat.

It’s also been a noisy week out in the woods. With sleet on top of the little snow we had it’s like walking on crackers.

The deer could hear you coming a mile away. The best you could do is sit and wait for one to come walking along.

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