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Registration Opens Aug. 5 for Non-Matriculated Students
The Fall Sports Parent/Athlete meeting will take place on Monday August 6th 6:30pm in the High School Auditorium. All Modified, JV and Varsity athletes need to attend. The paperwork needed to participate will be available at this time. The general meeting will be followed by team meetings. Football gets underway on August 13th, and then on Wednesday that week, Soccer, Volleyball and Cross Country.. Modified sports kick off the 23rd for Soccer and the 27th for Football, Cross Country and Volleyball…
New York State Police, Troop “B”, along with theAdirondackMedicalCenter, Tupper Lake Police Department and the Franklin County Traffic Safety Board will be hosting a child safety seat clinic at theMunicipalPark,TupperLakeon Saturday (August 11th, 2012) from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Adults who are responsible for providing transportation for children of all ages are encouraged to attend. Technicians will be on hand to inspect seats, assist with installations, provide information and answer questions regarding child seat safety. For more information contact T/Sergeant Brian Goetz at (518)897-2023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St Joesph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers will host it’s 11th annual golf tournament on August 13th at Lake Placid’s Crown Plaza Mountain Course. Registration begins at 11am and the Scramble format starts at 1pm. This year’s tournament includes a $10,000 putting contest and a $50,000 Shootout. $340.00 per fourseome or $85.00 per individual. Awards Program and Bar B Que following the competition.
Registration: Call 891-5353 x286 to register or for more information
“A.F. Tait: Artist of the Adirondacks” at the Adirondack Museum
Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. - Join Adirondack Museum Senior Art Historian/Director Emerita Caroline Welsh on Monday, August 13 for “A.F. Tait: Artist of the Adirondacks.” The program is part of the Monday Evening Lecture series.
Few painters are so closely associated with images of the Adirondacks as Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819-1905). Tait’s pictures of wildlife, sportsmen, landscape, and rural community life resonated with nineteenth-century Americans seeking respite from the fast pace of urban living. Tait’s iconic paintings were reproduced as prints and marketed to a mass audience, and helped to create and perpetuate an image of the Adirondack wilderness as a sportsman’s paradise, a place to find camaraderie among men and test one’s mettle against the forces of nature. His images defined what is “Adirondack” about the Adirondacks in the public imagination and introduced a new dimension to American landscape and wildlife painting by portraying the interactions between wildlife and sportsmen.
The presentation will be held in the Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The lecture will be offered at no charge to museum members; the fee for non-members is $5.00. For additional information, please visit www.adirondackmuseum.org or call (518) 352-7311.
The exhibition: “The Adirondack World of A.F. Tait” is currently on display at the Adirondack Museum. The museum is open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 14, 2012.
Caroline Mastin Welsh is an art historian and Director Emerita of the Adirondack Museum. She is a graduate of the Kent School and Wellesley College and was awarded a fellowship in museum studies at the Smithsonian Institution and a fellowship in museum leadership at the Getty Leadership Institute. Her work in the museum profession includes positions at the Smithsonian Institution and the Albany Institute of History and Art in addition to the Adirondack Museum, where she served as both Curator and Director. She is a consultant on museum and exhibit development, and a national peer reviewer for the American Association of Museums. She serves or has served on regional committees and arts organizations in Pennsylvania and New York State as a trustee and advisor including the Friends of the William Penn Museum, the Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, the Society for the Preservation of American Modernists, The Exhibition Alliance, the Hale Center for the Study of the Champlain Valley, and the Hamilton College Committee for the Visual Arts.
The Adirondack Museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, offers 65,000 square feet of exciting exhibitions housed in twenty-two modern and historic buildings. Visitors can explore how people have lived, worked, traveled, and played in the Adirondacks from the 19th century up to today. The museum is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. For additional information, visit www.adirondackmuseum.org or call (518) 352-7311.
Purple Loosestrife Management Workshops To Be Held
KEENE VALLEY, NY The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) and Cornell Cooperative Extension are hosting a new workshop series focusing on managing purple loosestrife using biological control. Biological control involves raising and releasing beetles that feed on leaves, roots or flowers of purple loosestrife plants. Workshop participants will learn how to identify purple loosestrife, map infestations and determine whether biological control is an appropriate method of treatment for their infestation. Experts will also review the process and permitting for releasing beetles as well as the monitoring protocols used to assess the effectiveness of beetle predation on purple loosestrife plants. Landowners, gardeners, landscapers, community groups and resource managers are encouraged to attend.
Sessions will be held on Tuesday, August 14th at the Ticonderoga Town Hall from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. and Monday, August 20th at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Sessions are free. Please RSVP to Sarah Walsh at 518-576-2082 x 120 or email@example.com.
Purple loosestrife is an aggressive wetland and shoreline invader that crowds out native plants and degrades habitat for wildlife and waterfowl. Managing large infestations of purple loosestrife can be difficult, but scientific monitoring and assessment of biological controls shows that it is an effective technique for reducing populations. Organizers of local control projects in Lake Placid and Schroon Lake also report great success in reducing loosestrife infestations using biological control. “By attending this session, community members will learn the tools to assess their infestation, effectively release biological control on their lands and measure its success over time and protect wetlands for years to come,” said Sarah Walsh, APIPP’s summer educator.
The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program is a partnership program whose mission is to protect the Adirondack region from the negative impacts of non-native invasive species. Find out more information about APIPP online at www.adkinvasives.com.
Historic Saranac Lake Films – On Tuesday, August 14, at 7 p.m., James J. Griebsch will present “Historic Motion Pictures of Saranac Lake’s Past” at the theater in the Paul Smith’s VIC. An award-winning, independent film and video director, Jim has digitized and edited 16 mm and 8mm spools of film from the 1920s through the 1960s which have been archived in the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. A gift donation to support further restoration and preservation of the Kollecker film collection at the library would be appreciated. Call the library at 891-4190 or The VIC at 327-6241 for more information.
ALBANY, NY (08/02/2012)(readMedia)– New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today encouraged New Yorkers to participate in surveys for two popular game birds: wild turkeys and ring-necked pheasants.
“Citizen science efforts such as these provide our wildlife managers with invaluable data and give people the opportunity to partner with DEC to help monitor New York’s wildlife resources,” Commissioner Martens said. “I encourage you to take the time to record your observations of turkeys or pheasants while exploring the outdoors or driving through the state’s beautiful landscapes this summer.”
Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey
Since 1996, DEC has conducted the Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey to estimate the number of wild turkey poults (young of the year) per hen statewide. Weather, predation, and habitat conditions during the breeding and brood-rearing seasons can significantly impact nest success, hen survival, and poult survival. This index allows DEC to gauge reproductive success and predict fall harvest potential.
During the month of August, survey participants record the sex and age of all flocks of wild turkeys observed during a participant’s normal travel. Those interested in assisting DEC with the turkey survey can download a Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey form from the DEC website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/48732.html. Detailed instructions are available with the survey form. Survey cards can also be obtained by contacting a local regional DEC office, calling (518) 402-8886, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org (type “Turkey Survey” in the subject line).
Monitoring Pheasants in the Genesee Valley Focus Area
Since 1945, farmers in the 13 counties that comprise the Lake Plains of New York have partnered with DEC to help survey wild pheasant populations and this effort will continue in the newly established “Pheasant Habitat Focus Area” in the Genesee Valley (portions of Livingston, Genesee, Wyoming and Monroe counties) see: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/72543.html. This new focus area was created as a part of DEC’s ten-year management plan for ring-necked pheasants. The goal of this focus area is to concentrate the efforts of public and private habitat conservation programs to benefit pheasants and other grassland birds. This survey assists DEC to monitor pheasant populations and evaluate the success of habitat management efforts in the focus area.
DEC requests that farmers in Livingston, Genesee, Wyoming or Monroe counties, consider participating in the Farmer-Pheasant Inventory. No special observations are required; just those made during normal spring and summer farming activities. Farmers interested in participating should contact DEC at (518) 402-8886 or by e-mailing email@example.com (type “Farmer-Pheasant Inventory” in the subject line).
Those that do not farm but would like to contribute pheasant observations from Livingston, Genesee, Wyoming and Monroe counties are asked to join the Summer Pheasant Sighting Survey. During the month of August, survey participants record the sex and age of all pheasants observed during normal travel. A survey form is available on the DEC website http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/summerpheasantsurvey.pdf or by calling (518) 402-8886.
For more information on Citizen Science initiatives with DEC, see: Citizen Science Initiatives at http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/1155.html.
Lake Placid Blue Bombers Girls Soccer First Practice (Jim Kordziel Field)
Lake Placid Blue Bombers volleyball First Practice (Gymnasium)
Lake PlacidBlue Bombers Boys Soccer First Practice (Jim Kordziel Field)
Children’s Acting Workshop – A Children’s Acting Workshop for second to fifth graders will be offered on Wednesday, August 15, and Wednesday, August 22, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Cantwell Community Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library,109 Main Street. Join the fun at the free workshop with games, costumes, props, skits and more! Call Autumn Buerkett at 327-3567 for more information.
MONTHLY MEAL Wednesday August 15th
The Saranac Lake Adult Center sponsors their Monthly Meal on Wednesday August 15th. Bingo starts at 2pm, social hour begins at 4pm with dinner at 5pm. The dinner menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, pasta salad, ice cream sundae bars. The cost is $5.00 per person. call 891-2980 for reservations.