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Fort Ticonderoga has received a Humanities New York CARES GrantFunding will be used to collaborate with post-secondary educators and students, advancing online programming and access to resources

Ticonderoga, N.Y.  – Fort Ticonderoga has been awarded a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act in the amount of $10,000. Project funding will enable museum staff to collaborate with post-secondary educators and students as they shift in-person programming to online, and make additional museum resources available digitally.

“Fort Ticonderoga will develop and expand resources for college professors and instructors as they seek a richer, more engaging experience for students who are increasingly being taught online,” said Miranda Peters, Fort Ticonderoga Vice President of Collections & Digital Production and Project Director for this program. “This semester brings challenges, but also many opportunities as we redefine how museums can support post-secondary education in a digital world.”…

Saranac Lake Mosaic BannerSaranac Lake, NY - The Saranac Lake streetlight banner program has a new addition to its lineup that celebrates the thriving local arts scene.

The newest banners were designed by local artist Anna Kittle with the help of the volunteer Saranac Lake Arts and Culture Advisory Board. The Arts and Culture banners highlight writing, art, dance, theatre, and music, and include three of each of the five designs. The village has 15 light poles that banners are displayed on regularly.

“The colorful, well-designed banners that line our downtown main streets are ageless, adding festiveness, purpose, and variety, while promoting our most treasured activities, events, connections, and special causes that make Saranac Lake decidedly different,” Kathy Ford, chair of the Arts and Culture Advisory Board said. “Soon to be added to the mix of paddling, hiking, and more will be striking new banners promoting the arts that are so vital to Saranac Lake. A special project of the Arts and Culture Advisory Board, these five banners capture our vibrant local arts community, representing music, creative writing, theatre, dance, and art.

Annual Heritage, Harvest, & Horse FestivalOne of the best festivals for a weekend family outing or getaway

Ticonderoga, NY – Fort Ticonderoga, surrounded by magnificent autumn backdrops of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains will present the Annual Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival on October 3, 2020.  The full day of autumn fun will be set in the midst of the King’s Garden heirloom apple trees and the beautiful landscape of the mountains and Lake Champlain.

Guests are invited to discover the historical importance of horses and other working animals during exciting demonstrations, meet our friendly oxen duo, stroll through Fort Ticonderoga’s farmers’ market featuring local food, beverages, and crafts, participate in family fun activities, and tackle the six-acre Heroic Corn Maze. This fall favorite event, combined with daily Fort Ticonderoga programs, makes for a great annual family tradition.

Solomon-RE-ENCOUNTER 24 X 18_ A_COnline Talk with D. Jack Solomon: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 4 pm

Lake George, N.Y. – The Courthouse Gallery has announced a new exhibition of the paintings of D. Jack Solomon. The exhibition will be installed in the gallery, and available for the public to view (gallery hours listed below).  In place of on-site gallery reception, Join us for a Live Online Talk with Jack Solomon on September 26 at 4pm. In advance, we will provide a link, with directions on how to join the discussion at the gallery’s website.. 

D. Jack Solomon’s vibrant paintings are a complex mix of imagery, often whimsical, with rich colors and surfaces. Working from a red undercoat creates luminous eye-popping effects where the red paint is exposed. It also serves to unify the contrasting forms weaving through the paintings intricate space. Solomon draws from many sources, including early modernism, surrealism, abstract expressionism, pop art and cartoon imagery, to name a few.  But Solomon finds inspiration everywhere.  He says: “There is not a day that goes by that I am not inspired by something or someone.  I’m very grateful for this.” Finding inspiration from so many places has led to a prolific painting career spanning many decades. …

Shaw Pond - Long LakeLong Lake, N.Y. - The Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department announces the 2020 Photography Contest. Photography submissions must be taken within Long Lake and Raquette Lake. Featured locations for consideration must be from the following locations. In Long Lake, Cedarlands Easement, Fishing Brook Easement, and Mt. Sabattis and in Raquette Lake, photos from Golden Beach and Brown’s Tract.

Orwell Light HorseOffering a unique virtual experience with programming, lecture series, social media events, and other activities

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga continues its 2020 Digital Campaign - an exciting virtual experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources. This virtual experience is in addition to onsite visitation. Fort Ticonderoga is open to the public through October 11, 2020. For specific days of operation, visit www.fortticonderoga.org or call 518-585-2821.

The unique virtual opportunity brings the layers of history and natural beauty into homes across the globe. Featuring the museum’s annual interpretation (2020 is 1774), Fort Ticonderoga staff continue to press forward with their commitment to providing resources and entertaining programs to engage, inspire, and give context to the world around us.

Mirror Lake Inn Resort & SpaFour Diamond Lake Placid property finishes first among waterfront properties in Northeast and third in the nation 

Lake Placid, N.Y. – Thanks to its many fans, friends and followers, the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid landed on the podium in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice polling for best waterfront properties.

In a lineup featuring the 20 best waterfront properties in the country as submitted by a panel of travel industry experts, the iconic resort property in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, scored a gold medal as the #1 lakefront resort in the Northeast and a bronze medal as the #3 overall waterfront resort in the nation. The month-long voting process ended on July 27. This is not the first time the Inn has enjoyed recognition by USA Today, having earned 10Best silver medal and two bronze medals in previous polls.

J. S. Wooley (American 1867-1930), Guide Boats, Southern View from Sabbath Day Point, Lake George, ca. 1909Glens Falls, NY (August 21, 2020) — Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, has announced that the Hyde Collection is a winner of a coveted Travelers’ Choice (formerly Certificate of Excellence) award. Travelers’ Choice winners are calculated based on reviews and opinions collected on Tripadvisor over the last year, taking into account both the quantity and quality of reviews. Such awards are given only to those attractions that land among the top 10 percent of all listings worldwide.

Women's Equality Day ForumWhen: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 4:00–5:00 pm via Zoom

RSVP: dmwardell76@gmail.com for emailed Zoom link to join by computer or phone

Clinton County, N.Y. - The public is invited to join the League of Women Voters of the North Country and Clinton County Historical Association members to mark the Centennial Anniversary of the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.

Local League member Penelope Clute will offer introductory remarks on the historical significance of the day. Michelle Cromwell, PhD., SUNY Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer will offer a keynote address, “The Crossroads: Where Democracy, Social Justice and Civil Rights Meet.”…

Votes for WomenCVNHP Crown Point/TI Historical Society Event Taking Place Aug 21-23, 2020 at Crown Point State Historic Site

Crown Point, N.Y. – Explore the early days of the suffrage movement, its relevance to civil rights and the emergence of modern-day women in the workplace with a film series and historical presentations celebrating the centennial of suffrage.

Bring a lawn chair and join us under the tent on the shores of Lake Champlain. Pack a picnic lunch or dinner – or grab something from our food truck. Registration required, seating limited to 40 for each session.