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The history and lore of the Adirondack fire towers

This program will be presented by Marty Podskoch on Wednesday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. It is sponsored by the Historical Society of the Town of Chester. The program is free and open to the public.

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Extensive project to upgrade Million Dollar Beach launched

Environmentally-friendly porous pavement, boat washing stations, swimming and fishing piers with universal access, and an improved vehicle traffic flow — are all coming soon to Lake George's famed Million Dollar Beach in a $6.3 million construction project.

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New York begins its long big game season | Notes from the North Woods

It may seem far too early for hunters to be taking to the woods again, especially in light of the recent 90 degree temperatures.

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Rum-Runners weekend returns to region

There will be no shortage of gangster fedoras and flapper dresses Sept. 12, 13 and 14 in the Tri-lakes and Warrensburg areas. Rum runners weekend returns with new activities in this prohibition-era event.

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Autumn is knocking on the forest floor | Notes from the North Woods

After enjoying a pleasant and slightly wet, Labor Day weekend, I’ve already been making plans for the impending Fall season.

Cabela’s, Bass Tracker, LL Bean: Sporting scenes in the Adirondacks | Notes from the North Woods

I recently received a phone call from an old friend who wanted to know if I could help him arrange to get a wild turkey for use as a prop in a photo shoot that was to be produced in the area.

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ESSLA lake stewards work the shores

The ESSLA Lake Stewards are being kept very busy at the Horicon Boat Launch located at the southern end of Schroon Lake.

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Berried Alive and Under the Shroom | Notes from the North Woods

By nature, humans are foragers.

Flowers tell all! | Conservation Conversations

Frank Woolner wrote a book called “Grouse and Grouse Hunting” back in 1970.

Troutopia | Notes from the North Woods

Troutopia is a new sporting term that I recently coined.

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Lumberjacks, re-enactors impress crowd at Mountain Days

Local lumbering skills — featuring world-class male and female lumberjacks — as well as re-enactors of local history are featured at a traditional summer festival in rural Stony Creek.

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Fish tales, camp fires and a speckled mousetrap | Notes from the North Woods

Over the course of the past week, I have stumbled across two unique new experiences that have threatened many of my long held wildwood beliefs.

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Public meeting set in Chester to obtain ideas for boosting recreation in town

Town of Chester residents have proposed dozens of ideas for boosting recreational opportunities and facilities in town, now the town's leaders want to hear more proposals from the public as well as discuss concepts already suggested.

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Back on track | Notes from the North Woods

After a few months of skipping out on providing my regular weekly columns, I am finally back on track.

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Wranglers reunion returns this weekend

Cowboys, cowgirls and ranch hands manning the dozens of dude ranches decades ago in the southern Adkirondacks gathered in Lake Luzerne last summer and shared some wild tales of the old days — and they are back again this weekend — and all are welcome to join the events of Ranches Rodeos & Wranglers 2014 in Lake Luzerne!

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