Showing posts from January 16, 2011

North Country SPCA Birds of Prey Event

 CANCELLED: Birds of Prey Event sponsored by the North Country SPCA Due to the snow and very cold weather predicted for tomorrow, Mark  Manske of Adirondack Raptors has asked that the Birds of Prey event  scheduled for Friday, Jan. 21, be postponed until March or April. The  safety and comfort of the birds is his top priority and Mark is  concerned about transporting the birds from Lake Placid. We will  announce the new date for the event shortly.

Lake Placid for Kids: Adirondack Paintball Biathlon Series

2011 Adirondack Paintball Biathlon dates are: January 22, Dewey Mountain in Saranac Lake January 26, Mt Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid (TBD) February 13, Dewey Mountain February 21, Big Boulder Deer Farm in Tupper Lake March 5, Dewey Mountain (as part of Dewey Mountain Day). For $5.00 any child from 8-14 (call for more information)  can register and compete in any one of the 2011 Adirondack Paintball Biathlon Series. No experience is necessary though each participant must provide his/her own cross-country ski gear.  A traditional biathlon is divided into both standing and prone target shooting positions. Each participant must ski a specific distance, shoot from the shooting lanes and then continue skiing. Throughout all, the athlete is required to carry a rifle in a sling. Typically five targets are required during each stop. 100% accuracy is required. Either a time penalty or penalty loop is given for each target missed.

Craft: Pretzel Bird feeder

Making a treat for the birds is something that can be done anytime and is simple and easy to do. The children love it and any remains (if the dog doesn't get to it first) can be used again. Making This can be done no matter where you live. Materials: ribbon or string, peanut butter, bird seed, pretzel rods

What to do in Lake Placid? Ice Skating at the Olympic Oval

By Diane Chase We slip into our skates for the first time of the season at the outdoor rink best known as Lake Placid   Olympic Oval . My blades are rusty and I thrust my foot down the throat of the boot, trying to make my foot pair with the skate. Eyes are pulled out of one side and the laces are frayed. My foot is in a wrestling hold with the boot while the skates look like they lost a fight while in storage. I wonder if this is the year to invest in a new pair?