The Beat Category - The Adirondacks Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:03:42 GMT Gov. Cuomo Announces Master Plan for $32 Million "Gateway to The Adirondacks" at Northway Exit 29 New York-based Paradox Brewery Will Expand at Gateway, Invest $2.8 Million and Create 22 New Jobs$32 Million Private-Public Investment to Create World-Class Recreational and Tourism HubMaster Plan Available Here Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Master Plan to establish a Gateway to the Adirondacks at Exit 29 of the Northway, in the town of North Hudson. Located in the heart of the Adirondacks, the future Gateway site once hosted Frontier Town, a popular theme park that has been unoccupied for years. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Governor Cuomo Announces Up to $20 Million For Major Upgrades at Gore and Whiteface Mountains New Project will Create New State-of-the-Art Skiing, Lodging, Dining and Retail Facilities and Year-Round Activities at Gore and Whiteface MountainsExpand Economic Growth and Investment Opportunities in the Surrounding Communities, Leveraging Up to $80 Million in Private InvestmentAttract More Visitors and Make Upstate New York's Winter Resorts Competitive with Other World ResortsGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the state will invest up to $20 million for major upgrades at Whiteface and Gore Mountains to attract more visitors and build on the North Country's bourgeoning winter tourism industry. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Lake Placid hosts First Annual Hockey Fest Lake Placid, N.Y. - Helicopter rides, ice bowling, snow sculpting and pond hockey will highlight the first annual Hockeyfest Weekend on Jan. 26-29 in Lake Placid, N.Y. Hockeyfest has been introduced as a way to enhance the already-festive atmosphere of the annual CAN/AM Adult Pond Hockey tournament that occurs on a series of perfectly groomed rinks lined up on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid each year. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Lorna Bieber: Forces of Nature January 21 to May 14 at The Hyde Glens Falls, N.Y.-Lorna Bieber isn't a photographer, but she creates works using images-sometimes as many as 100 of them-from other sources. The innovative contemporary artist selects generic stock images and  transforms them to create art that speaks to viewers as a mystical version of their own memories. On Saturday, January 21, The Hyde Collection opens Lorna Bieber: Forces of Nature, which features the artist's massive photo montages and murals in the Hoopes Gallery. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Wine Painting Party, Family Weekends and More at the Wild Center Tupper Lake, N.Y. - A Wine Painting Party and Family Weekends are just some of the exciting events upcoming at The Wild Center. EVENTS  Night Owls: A Wine Painting Party. January 20. Join The Wild Center this winter to relax and explore your artistic talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Take a closer look into the Adirondacks during this fun watercolor workshop where you will create an original watercolor. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Arctic Golf Going from Adirondacks to New York City Saranac Lake, N.Y.  - Arctic Golf, one of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival's most unique and popular events, will be going from a home grown, small town event to the big city as part of Central Park's Winter Jam event on January 28.  Not many people can say they've played miniature golf outdoors in the winter, except those who have at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. But now thousands of New York City's residents and visitors from all over the world will get to experience this winter oddity during Winter Jam. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Wild Center’s Adirondack Youth Climate Program wins grant from NYS Pollution Prevention Institute Tupper Lake, N.Y. - The Wild Center's Adirondack Youth Climate Program has been  named an awardee of the 2016-17 Community Grants Program of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP21) to Convene Young Leaders for Climate Resilience. The $20,000 grant will aid the project in building the environmental literacy necessary for climate resilience by focusing on understanding climate change impacts in the greater Adirondack region while working to empower high school students and their teachers to take action and change behavior through stewardship initiatives. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT January 16th is Community Free Day at The Wild Center Tupper Lake, N.Y. - In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, The Wild Center will be open on Monday, January 16th from 10am until 5pm with free admission. Explore the trails on a snowshoe walk with a naturalist, take in a feature film in the Flammer Theater, paint in the Artists Studio or just enjoy watching the otters swim. Spend your day at The Wild Center. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Hyde Collection Announces 2017 Exhibition Schedule Glens Falls, N.Y. - With all the excitement at The Hyde Collection, it seems like 2016 will be a difficult year to top. But with an exhibition schedule that includes one of the country's greatest living watercolorists, an innovative contemporary artist, the most influential abstract artist of the postwar era, the annual Juried High School Show, and a massive exhibition of American folk art, 2017 is shaping up to be every bit as thrilling. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Annual Holiday Shopping & Dining Night – Think Local! Ticonderoga, NY - November 17, 2016 - The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce in coordination with area businesses and organizations will host the annual Holiday Shopping & Dining Night on Friday, December 2nd as part of the 7th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration. Shopping and Dining Night is an opportunity to take advantage of great specials and promotions, support Ticonderoga Area Businesses, visit the Holiday Farmers Market, listen to live music, take a horse drawn wagon ride, and get into the holiday spirit. Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT