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LARAC accepting art fest applications

LARAC invites applications for the June Arts Festival, Saturday June 13 and Sunday, June 14, are due Saturday, Feb. 28, without late fee.

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Damn coyotes! | Notes from the North Woods

In last week’s column, I referred to the process of rewilding our youth, in the same manner we rewilded our lands.

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Conservation Conversations

The Beatles did a song a while back called Day Tripper, if you are lucky, you can listen to it on your way to one of the following programs.

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Snowmobiler attempts stunt atop water, sinks into Lake George

Wary insurers have prompted stunts like driving snowmobiles atop water and polar swimming to be eliminated from the Lake George Winter Carnival — but event officials are trying to get the two features to be reinstated by next year. Meanwhile, a snowmobiler attempts to careen on the surface of Lake George Saturday but ends up with a submerged sled.

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Bizarre race cars to compete on Lake George ice this weekend

Car ice racing, a favorite with spectators at the Lake George Winter Carnvial, is due back on the lake this weekend after a hiatus of two years due to prior insufficient ice in 2014 and 2013.

Charles R. Wood Park Festival Commons welcomes many events

The Charles R. Wood Park Festival Commons will open this year with fourteen new events expected to have a huge impact on business for Lake George area businesses and accommodations.

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Vast cookbook collection featured at Chester Library book sale

The Town of Chester Library's winter book sale annually draws hundreds of book collectors and avid readers from a wide area, spanning northeastern U.S. and Canada. This year, the sale features a remarkable collection of more than 600 cookbooks left to the library by the late Roberta Appleby, an area resident.

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Into the wild | Notes from the North Woods

I suppose it’s one of the most common afflictions of age, and it likely explains our unrelenting desire to return to familiar, natural surroundings.

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Wild or not, off to the woods we go | Notes from the North Woods

Currently, the Adirondack Park remains the largest state protected area in the contiguous United States.

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Oil spill response | Conservation Conversations

Minus 18 degrees was displayed on the console of the truck when my cohort picked me up for the trip.

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Brant Lake Winter Carnival gears up for its third year

The 2015 edition of the Brant Lake Winter Carnival features the coronation of a king and queen as well as a frying pan tossing contest, an outhouse race, a display of vintage snowmobiles, a broomball tournament, a snowshoeing race and other activities.

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Outhouse Races take over icy Lake George

 It may seem odd enough to some just walking out on the ice during Lake George’s Winter Carnival, but what about racing beautifully crafted outhouses?

Town gets set for snow sculptures

This year’s Lake George Winter Carnival will showcase “the First Annual Lake George Snow Sculpture Contest.

Cool days and cold nights | Notes from the North Woods

As I pen this week’s column on a cold Feb. 1 morning, there is a slight chill in the air. The thermometer reads -8 F, and a stiff wind is blowing in hard from the west. The sun is shining and the scene is idilic.

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Adirondack Harvest to hold annual meeting Jan.29

A group that is devoted to promoting sustainable agriculture and healthy food for all is inviting the public to their annual meeting.

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