By Marianne Christy
Tom Smedley, right, monitors the harvesting of ice blocks from Raquette Lake in this 2014 file photo by Gina Greco.
Raquette Lake Supply Company has begun plowing and prepping for the annual Raquette Lake Ice Harvest on Saturday, February 7, a tradition that dates back over a hundred years.
Pre-cutting of the ice, which is currently estimated at 18-inches thick, has begun by a team of volunteers who are working to open up the channel so the ice can be moved up the lake. Continue reading
By Nick Rose
The Old Forge Library will be the site of a workshop to gather local knowledge in support of regional recreation and tourism planning for the southern third of the Adirondack Park.
The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room and is being hosted jointly by the Great South Woods (GSW) and the Adirondack Community Trails & Lodging System (ACTLS) projects. Continue reading
Old Forge’s annual Winter Carnival weekend will be held Friday through Sunday, February 13 through 15 with events held in the village and at McCauley Mountain.
With the event taking place over Valentine’s weekend, Old Forge Loves Valentine’s Day is this year’s theme. Continue reading
by Coach Carl Klossner
The Polar Bear Biathlon Club hosted its final race of the current season at McCauley Mountain on Sunday, February 1. The first race, scheduled for January 1, was cancelled due to Mother Nature’s wash out of the race course. Continue reading
The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department will host the fourth annual Ice Fest celebration in Raquette Lake and Long Lake on Friday and Saturday, February 6 and 7.
Ice installations start Friday morning at 9 a.m. in Raquette Lake and at 8 a.m. Saturday in Long Lake. Continue reading
Rex A. Germer, Superintendent and John S. Swick, K-12 Building Principal of the Town of Webb UFSD, proudly announce the 2014–2015 Second Quarter Honor rolls for 6th–12th grade students attaining averages from 85 to 100 percent. Continue reading
Biodiversity Research Institute’s (BRI’s) Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation has announced the receipt of a challenge grant from an anonymous donor to support a “loony-tern.”
This grant was made in response to the Loon Center’s current campaign, Help Hire a Loony-tern, on Adirondack Gives, the crowdfunding website for Adirondack region nonprofits. Continue reading