The east coast’s longest-running wintertime celebrations, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, kicks off Friday, Jan. 31 and runs until Sunday, Feb. 9.
Okay, its minus 10 degrees once again, your honey is giving you the stink eye and there’s frozen sand in your shoes, so what do you do?
Lake George Park Commission adopts plan
A mandatory boat inspection program for Lake George has been approved. Beginning May 15 all boats entering the lake must be inspected at one of six regional stations.
For 10 days, this small village seven miles from Lake Placid will host a constellation of over 100 events spread across the frigid landscape, including three sets of fireworks, parades, musical performances and demonstrations from a wide variety of local organizations, from woodmen to women tossing custom-designed frying pans.
Games’ organizers announced Jan. 15 that Hannaford Supermarkets had signed a deal to become the first presenting sponsor of the Winter Games, which will take place from Feb. 6 through Feb. 9.
Michael Graney, who has a strong background in secondary education in the region, has been chosen for the position of Superintendent of the Bolton Central School District.
Four environmental advocacy groups have joined with a California environmental “law organization” to express their concerns over the recent passage of a state constitutional amendment allowing for a land swap between the State of New York and NYCO Minerals, based in Willsboro with mining operations in Lewis.
Snowmobilers show they have heart and a thirst for adventure in their participation in the annual Purple Ribbon Cancer Ride. The 100-mile-long excursion and party following annually raises thousands of dollars to help cancer patients and their families.
The Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club (AMEC) is scheduled to bring automotive ice racing to Tupper Lake for the fourth time in their 60 year history this weekend, Jan. 25-26.
The Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited will again provide scholarships for interested young men and women 12 to 17 years old to attend DEC’s popular summer camp program.
Notes from the North Woods
Dams provide opportunities for power, navigation, fish barriers, and often serve as bridges for snowmobilers, hikers, bikers and skiers.
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee recently launched the new website for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.
March 1 and 2
The Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club will host its 22nd annual ice fishing derby Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2.
Pending decision to remove gray wolf violates ESA, argues Adirondack Council
The region’s leading environmental advocacy group, the Adirondack Council, has placed themselves front and center in the fight against the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) pending decision to remove the gray wolf from its endangered species list and their decision to list the eastern wolf as a new separate species with a distinct evolutionary heritage, an action that means that the eastern wolf is no longer technically endangered and doesn’t warrant federal protection.
It certainly has been cold enough, and now ice fishermen from across the country will be heading to Tupper Lake for a pair of major fishing tournaments.