Showing posts from September 11, 2011

Lake Placid celebrates 20th annual Teddy Bear Picnic

The Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid will host its 20th annual Teddy Bear Picnic this Sunday, September 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the renamed Teddy Bear Park on Hillcrest Ave in Lake Placid, located near St. Agnes Church.  Bring your  bear. There is a parade at noon. Children and parents are encouraged to dress up. There is a costume contest and decorated wagon "float" contest. Food and beverages are available. This a great family-friendly event that will bring out the child in all of us!

Adirondack Inside Activity or Birthday Party: Twin Crystal Rock Shop Saranac Lake

Hunting for treasure whether on the trail or at our home still seems to hold some fascination for my children and, to be perfectly frank, for myself as well. If Jed Clampett can strike “liquid gold” in his backyard, why not me? (My husband feels obligated to remind me that The Beverly Hillbillies is a fictitious show, not a documentary.) Fine. Well, if you visit Kasey and Kean Riley’s Twin Crystal Rock Shop , treasure takes on a whole new meaning. The store shelves are lined with beautiful jewelry, most of which is handmade locally. There is a room dedicated to florescent stones, a sandbox for treasure digging and shelf dedicated to old-fashioned candy.

Benefits for Tropical Storm Irene Victims Around the Adirondacks

All sorts of businesses have stepped up to help those in need. Don't worry if you can't attend an event. You can donate online for the Keene/Keene Valley Recover Fund  or mail a check for the Jay/AuSable Flood Recover Fund   b y sending a check or money order with the notation “UJFR” to:  Town of Jay Irene Relief Fund – P.O. Box 730 – Ausable Forks, NY 12912 Today in Lake Placid, September 14, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.  This event is open to the public with a $10 donation suggested. The Whiteface Lodge will be hosting The Hurricane Irene Benefit with Silent Auction, Below are just a few of the Silent Auction Items: -Tivoli Lodge- 3 Nights Stay -The Sky Lodge- 2 Nights Stay with 2 Signautre Massages -Msoaic Hotel- 2 Nights Stay -Lake Placid Pub & Brewery $100.00 Gift Certificate

September is Head Lice Prevention Month

By Diane Chase G ood grief. Finding out that September is Head Lice Prevention Month was not the welcome message I expected from my inbox this morning.   The picture above is not an animation of some upcoming Hollywood blockbuster but t wo lice viewed under an electron microscope. Note the claws used to grasp onto individual hairs.   Photo Credit: Center of Disease Control (CDC).

Mountain Lake PBS Author Visit: Diane Chase on Adirondack Family Time Tri-Lakes and High Peaks Guidebook

© Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) for the towns of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Jay/Upper Jay, Wilmington, Keene/Keene Valley which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the second guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities.