But Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau wants the world to know that his village, on the fringe of the High Peaks region, has mountains, too. So the village designated six mountains, all within 15 miles of Saranac Lake, as “6ers.”
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n 1783 during a trip to inspect forts in upstate New York, a party of military officials lead by General George Washington took a brief respite at Halfway Brook, near what is now the Glens Falls-Queensbury town border. In recent years, this historic waterway has been subjected to littering, although many routinely enjoy it for its scenic aspects. Last week, a group of Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District employees took time out of their workday to pick up trash along the brook so others can enjoy its natural beauty.
Lake Champlain Region artists are invited to take part in the Sixth Annual Spirit of Place Plein Air Day, Studio Tour, and Art Exhibit designed to showcase art inspired by living, working or visiting in the Champlain Valley for the benefit of the artists and Westport Heritage House in Westport.
Proposed boating regulations to be discussed June 12
Area residents will have an opportunity to comment on proposed Lake George boating regulations aimed at preventing the spread of invasive species. The Lake George Park Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed plan Wednesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at the Best Western in Ticonderoga.
The Mountaineer in Keene Valley will be hosting the ninth annual Great Adirondack Trail Run on Saturday, June 15. Event proceeds will support the Ausable River Association (AsRA) and the Boquet River Association (BRASS).
Director Margaret Gibbs announced the 2013 summer schedule recently, which will include the return of the “Worked/Wild,” exhibit along with “The Human Face of the Adirondacks in the Civil War.” Events and speeches throughout the summer will also focus on the Civil War, which was waged 150 years ago.
The Lake George Association’s lake stewards are back at work protecting Lake George from foreign species that threaten the water quality as well as the lake's ecology and recreational aspects.
While the state has balked at sponsoring boat inspection and decontamination to control the spread of aquatic invasive species, the town of Chester has voted to purchase a boat decontamination station and locate it at Loon Lake. They've also voted to boost the hours for lake stewards to be posted at local lakes to inspect boats for invasives before the watercraft are launched.
As many as 14 sixth-grade students crowded onto a pair of small boxes set up at the other end of a rope swing, trying to stay out of the “lava.”
Notes from the North Woods
It certainly has been an interesting week to be in the woods.
They say the early bird gets the worm. It should read: “The early riser gets the bird,” and hopefully that bird’s a turkey, but for me, I think the “bird” is all I’m getting, so to speak!
Cheney Mountain hike slated June 1
The second annual Mineville Iron Ore Man Challenge hopes to build on last year’s success while attracting attention to the community’s newest hiking trail.
An unruly neighbor who pulled down a local family’s bird feeders and was even so bold as to get less than a foot from their kitchen window at night threatens to make them take their feeders inside
Hotaling, who graduated from Plattsburgh State in December with a degree in business, said that opening a sporting goods store was not her top option, but realized that there was a need for it in the community.