Author: Dave Warner

Community Performance Series Welcomes Windscape on Feb. 9

Photo submitted – From left, Windscape includes Tara Helen O’Connor (flute), Randall Ellis (oboe), Frank Morelli (bassoon), David Jolley (horn) and Alan R. Kay (clarinet). POTSDAM, NY – Community Performance Series will continue its 2017-18 season with a performance by the renowned woodwind ensemble, Windscape. The group (which calls itself the “unquintet”) will perform on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m., and will be joined by Crane School of Music students for a select piece during the concert. The venue for the event has recently changed, and this concert will now take place in the Sara M. Snell Music...

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Adirondack Experience School Programs Enrich Students Both on Campus and in the Classroom

Blue Mountain Lake, NY. – Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) has been offering school programs since 1976. The outreach has expanded exponentially since, now hosting off-and on-site programs free of charge to schools within the Adirondack Park. 2017 was a great year – Here’s what was accomplished: Visited over 55 schools in 12 counties Delivered 393 programs to classrooms Drove 10,039 miles to reach students in the ADKS and beyond 3,069 students and teachers enjoyed field trips to the museum 8,046 students and teachers served in their classrooms 11,100 + total students and teachers served...

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SUNY Potsdam Installs Northern New York’s First Art-O-Mat Vending Machine

Photo submitted – SUNY Potsdam is encouraging local artists to submit proposals to create works to stock Art-O-Mat machines both on campus and across the country. POTSDAM, NY – As a campus that prides itself on a culture of creativity, SUNY Potsdam just added a new amenity to help students, faculty and community members alike get a quick art fix to brighten their days — Northern New York’s first Art-O-Mat machine. A lovingly restored vintage cigarette machine with a mirrored surface has been retrofitted to dispense quirky artworks made by artists from across the country. The Art-O-Mat offers customers...

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Pendragon Announces Patrons’ Pick and Summer Season

The Love List, a comedy by Norm Foster, is the winner of Pendragon Theatre’s Patrons’ Pick and will be the theatre’s opening show of the 2018 summer season this coming June. Last November, the theatre presented two evenings of scene readings from plays and asked audiences and friends of the theatre to vote for their favorite. The Love List won the most votes with Jordan Harrison’s Marjorie Prime coming in a very close second; so close that the theatre has decided to produce that play as well in July. The final decision on which plays hit the Pendragon stage...

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Multi-Media Artist Guillermo Galindo Shares the Sounds of the Border in Exhibition at the Tang Museum

Photo submitted – Performance still of Guillermo Galindo with Erjumex (Metal string) and Erjumex (Nylon string), 2013 The Exhibition will feature instruments made from discarded objects found along the 2000-mile national divide SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY — The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College will present works by experimental composer and multi-media artist Guillermo Galindo in its exhibition Along the Border. Featured are several ofGalindo’s “cybertotemic sonic objects” crafted from discarded items found at multiple sites along the 2000-mile national border between Mexico and the United States. These works made from discarded cans, animal bones, shoes, bicycle wheels, leather, children’s toys, and more,...

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Beer, Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival at the Frederic Remington Art Museum

Ogdensburg, NY — The Frederic Remington Art Museum ​will host its ​third annual Wine, Beer, Cheese, Chocolate, & Artisan Festival on Saturday, February 3, 201​8​ from 11 AM to 6 PM. Admission is $5 per person. Mark your calendars because this is an event that you won’t want to miss! ​This​ popular​ event provides a wonderful tasting and shopping experience, conveniently scheduled before Valentine’s Day. Vendors ​include 1​1​ wineries, ​3​ breweries, and a distillery, as well as artisans offering locally made products from jewelry to fine art to sweets and handcrafted soap. ​Forty vendors​ will be included this year. There will be gifts and indulgences galore, all in the beautiful, historic setting of the Frederic Remington Art Museum. Most of the offerings are locally and regionally produced, and sold by local artisans and vendors. ​Festival goers will find ​Coyote Moon Vineyards, High Peaks Winery, River Myst Winery, Three Brothers Wineries, Kaneb Orchards, Otter Creek Winery, Lakeland Winery, Merritt Estate Winery, Bella Brooke Vineyard, Busted Grapes, Thousand Islands Winery, Dark Island Spirits, Raquette River Brewing, In-Law Brewing Company, Adirondack Toboggan Brewery, Tom’s Wood Shop, author Barbara Briggs Ward, Eye Candy, Tucker Springs Organics/The Soap Guys, River Rat Designs, Mare’s Wares Pottery, Deebeads, Romancing the Stones Jewelry, Lynn Murray Photography, Garlic and Honey from River Forge, Nav’s Popcorn, Saratoga Crackers, Loonflower, ​Not​ Your Average Cookie, Apple Grove Farm, North Country Creamery,...

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Olympic Sights, Beyond the Games

With the official opening of the 2018 Winter Olympics only a couple weeks away, a timely exhibit of Olympic-related photos by a US luge coach has opened at the Lake Placid Public Library. The photos are not the images of competitors, sled and ice that everyone might expect. Instead, Fred Zimny’s interests have led him to look beyond winter games venues and out into the surrounding host cities and countries. The result is an interesting mix of landscapes, people and, occasionally, animals from Europe to Asia where past games have been held. “My dad always took a lot of...

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Champlain Valley Film Series to Show ‘Born to Rewild’ on February 3

WHALLONSBURG, N.Y. – The Champlain Valley Film Series will present the documentary film BORN TO REWILD, on Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 NYS Route 22 in Essex, NY. This powerful documentary follows Essex resident John Davis on TrekWest, his epic 5,000 mile, 8-month journey along the Continental Divide from the deserts of Sonora, Mexico to the snow-covered peaks of British Columbia. Along the way, Davis hikes, bikes, and paddles through some of the most stunningly beautiful landscapes in the world to inspire others to help connect our wild places before it’s too late. John Davis will be the special guest at the screening to introduce the film and answer questions. Davis is also the author of Big, Wild, and Connected: Scouting the Eastern Wildway from Florida to Quebec, about his 7,500 mile journey to follow the potential path of an eastern wildlife corridor. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for those under 18. This season’s film series is generously sponsored by: Cablecom of Willsboro; The Deer’s Head Inn; Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness; 5 Seasons Diet; Pok-O-MacCready Camps and Outdoor Education Center. The Whallonsburg Grange Hall is located at 1610 NYS Route 22, five miles south of the village of Essex. The Grange serves as a community gathering space for eastern Essex County, hosting musical and theatrical performances, lectures, forums, and...

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Live from Northville – it’s Hot Night!

Join Sacandaga Musical Theater for our annual dinner theater cabaret at Sport Island Pub. This year we’re bringing all of your favorite Saturday Night Live characters right to the shores of the Sacandaga. Hang out with the Gap Girls, the Spartan Cheerleaders, Pete Shweddy, and more, including a few hilarious surprise guests. Enjoy great renditions of hit songs performed by SNL musical guests over the years, like Abba, Huey Lewis, Bruno Mars, Kool and the Gang, and others. Ticket price includes a full buffet dinner and dessert and show. Cash bar available. Seating is reserved and reservations are REQUIRED. This event will sell out, so don’t wait! Call 518-420-9591 to make your...

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Town of Colton Winterfest Weekend Kicks Off on January 25 with Citizen of the Year Award

Annually the town of Colton celebrates winter during the last full weekend of January through its winter festival. The theme this year, Get Your Kicks on Route 56, encourages people of all ages to participate in indoor and outdoor activities throughout town during the 4-day event. The festival officially kicks off on Thursday, January 25 with the ever-popular All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner from 4-7pm in the Colton-Pierrepont Central School (CPCS) cafeteria. Diners will be served by the Class of 2020 and treated to live background music by the duo Kevin Irwin and Sean Cunningham. At 5pm there will be a break in the music for the presentation of the town’s Citizen of the Year award. This year Sharon Andrews is being recognized as Citizen of the Year. The award is given to individuals who freely share their time and talents to help friends and neighbors. Over the years Sharon has helped make the town of Colton of better place to live through many volunteer contributions as a Girl Scout leader, member of the Colton-Pierrepont Central School District Board, leader of the Colton Volunteer Fire Department, and more. Several popular Winterfest events are back again this year including the pizza sale, pancake breakfast, health and craft fairs, quilt show, Rod Thomas ski races and Family Day at Higley Flow State Park, educational presentation on wildlife, sleigh rides, dog sled rides, vintage...

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