The Beat Category - The Adirondacks Tue, 24 May 2016 19:41:42 GMT Historic hike & interactive exhibit on Adirondack birds debut in new Adirondack Museum season 59th season opens May 20 with fairs and family festivals, crafts from basket making to boat building, and the return of signature favorite events   Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. - April 25, 2016 - The Adirondack Museum will open for its 59th season on Friday, May 20. Set on 121 acres, the 24-building campus will offer daily programs, family festivals and activities, compelling new special exhibits to complement permanent exhibits, and fairs for aficionados of all things Adirondack. A range of talented artisans-in-residence will demonstrate the scope of Adirondack craftsmanship, while workshops will give visitors hands-on experience and an Adirondack keepsake. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT Spring Shopping & Dining Night 2016 – Growing A Positive Community – Think Local Ticonderoga, NY - April 14, 2016 - The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is pleased to announce that in coordination with their National Small Business Week Celebration a Spring Shopping & Dining Night with a theme of Growing a Positive Community will be held on Friday, May 6th, 2016. A number of area businesses are offering promotions and specials in coordination with the event. Participating businesses are open until 9:00 PM, unless otherwise noted. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT Best 4th In The North Seeking Sponsors Ticonderoga, NY - March 30, 2016 - The Ticonderoga Best 4th In The North Committee, a sub-committee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) is seeking sponsors for the 2016 Celebration. The Best 4th In the North has become a traditional celebration that attracts many visitors to the Ticonderoga area every year, which supports local businesses and the local economy. The 2016 Best 4th In the North Celebration will take place July 1-4, 2016 with fireworks, parade, live music, food, vendors, rides, games and more. The 2016 theme is "Hometown Pride - Think Local." Wed, 30 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMT Sweet ‘16 Maple Weekends Continue in Lewis County April 2-3; Take a Bus to Some Sites Croghan, N.Y. -- The sweet enjoyment of Maple Weekends continues in Lewis County on April 2-3 with sugarbush tours, sap boiling demonstrations, syrup tasting, all kinds of maple confections, and pancake breakfast at the American Maple Museum and North American Maple Hall of Fame in Lewis County. Maple Weekends enthusiasts will find sugarhouses open from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday and can take advantage of three Lewis County Public Transportation buses to some sites. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMT Sap to Syrup: Tree to Table: Adirondack Sugarhouses Ready to Welcome 2016 Maple Weekends Visitors Clinton, Essex, Franklin Counties, N.Y. - Tours from sap to syrup, tree to table, by tractor and horse-drawn wagon ride or on foot: maple sugarhouses in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties are ready to welcome visitors from 10 am to 4 pm on the March 19-20 and April 2-3 NYS Maple Weekends. Visitors who collect stickers or stamps from at least six of the sites will be entered into a drawing for a maple gift basket to be awarded April 12. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMT Lake Placid Lodge & Wings Air Helicopters Announce Partnership to Bring Helicopter Service to Guests Lake Placid, N.Y. - New York-based charter operator Wings Air Helicopters and Lake Placid Lodge, a Relais-Chateaux property, join forces to offer guests luxury helicopter transportation to/from New York City and other locations in the Northeast. For those looking to minimize the stress of travel, Wings Air's state-of-the-art helicopters can fly the 290-mile, normally five-hour trip between Manhattan and picturesque Lake Placid in just two hours. Helicopters can carry two to five passengers and are equipped with various in-flight comforts from noise-cancelling BOSE headsets to magazines for the passengers' enjoyment. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMT Artifacts of Wilder Farm the Topic of March 20th Round Table at SLCHA Canton, N.Y. - While the Civil War was taking place on far-away battlefields, life in North Country homes and farms went on. One such farm was that of the Wilders, boyhood home of Laura Ingalls Wilder's husband, Almanzo, and the setting for the biographical novel Farmer Boy. Carlton Stickney, Stockholm town historian and member of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association board, will speak on the topic of household items in the Wilder Farm's collection at the next North Country Civil War Round Table on Sunday, March 20th, 2 p.m. at the SLCHA at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St., Canton. Mr. Stickney will share a number of objects made and used during the time of the Civil War, such as kitchen implements, lighting devices, and a pendulum spinning wheel. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMT From Rutabagas to Red Wine: 2016 Food from the Farm Tasting Event in Plattsburgh March 5 Plattsburgh, N.Y. -  Are you ready to shake off cabin fever with the crisp taste of a locally grown apple, the purchase of an array of farm raised rutabagas and other root vegetables, or a sampling of delicious cheese, cider, and wine produced locally? The Saturday, March 5 Food from the Farm event from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Plattsburgh Recreation Center gymnasium on the US Oval in Plattsburgh, NY, is a celebration of local foods and North Country farmers, wine and cidermakers, food processors, and chefs. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT Women’s Division returns for 17th Annual Ausable Two-Fly Challenge Wilmington, N.Y. - Founded to celebrate the joy of fishing, spirit of sportsmanship, and preservation of a world-class fly fishery, the 17th annual Ausable Two-Fly Challenge welcomes fly fishermen from across the country May 20-21. Back by popular demand, the 2016 Challenge has reintroduced a women's division this year. A portion of registrations will be donated to Casting for Recovery, which seeks to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT Ticonderoga End of Winter Carnival 2016 Ticonderoga, N.Y. - February 4, 2016 - The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) Promotions Committee in coordination with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and Silver Bay YMCA Teen Center, as well as local businesses and organization are pleased to announce they will host the Second Annual Ticonderoga End of Winter Carnival on Saturday, March 5th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Ticonderoga Armory and Ticonderoga Recreational Areas. The carnival will offer games, indoor and outdoor activities, carnival food, and fun for all ages. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT