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A Short History of Lake Pleasant, Adirondacks

This video is about a small town located in Hamilton County, in the Southern Adirondacks, in the State of New York, in the United States of America. Narrated by Lake Pleasant Town Historian,"Anne Weaver", and Speculator Village Historian, "Bev Hoffman". All Pictures are provided by the Historical Society of Lake Pleasant and Speculator. This video was created for the opening of Lake Pleasant's Bicentennial, which was the year 2012. 

Lake George for Kids : Fun Facts:Lake George's Prospect Mountain

Prospect Mt trail follows the path of an old funicular Hike Prospect Mountain in Lake George , NY • Elevation= 2,041’ • Ascent= 1,600’

Champlain Valley Film Society shows Julie & Julia

JULIE & JULIA will be showing this Saturday, January 16th starting at 7:30. Held at the Willsboro Central School as part of the Champlain Valley Film Society . This film is based on the best-selling book by Julie Powell. Academy Award winner Meryl Streep stars in this delicious comedy with Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture and Best Actress Amy Adams. Based on true stories, follow Julia Child in 1950s Paris and young Julie Powell in 2002 New York as their lives intertwine through a mutual passion for fine cooking. Rated PG-13 SPECIAL FEATURE: Retired chef John Ferry will speak about his long friendship with Julia Child in Paris and Chicago. Reviews: "Plenty of humor" - USA Today "The feel-good movie of the year" - Fox-TV "Streep at her brilliant best" - Rolling Stone The tickets are $5.00 for adults and anyone under 18 is $2.00.

Champlain Bridge demolition rescheduled for Monday December 28

Both Vermont and New York transportation officials said the demolition had to be rescheduled for December 28 at 10:00 a.m. due to ice forming on Lake Champlain and severely cold temperatures, which have delayed work preparing the bridge for demolition. In New York, two viewing areas will be available along the shore in Port Henry, about two miles west of the 80-year-old bridge. The main public viewing area is going to be the boat launch in Port Henry, N.Y., and an alternative area is the Bulwagga Bay Park in Moriah, N.Y. Read more

Lake Champlain Film Society Free Showing of The African Queen

The Champlain Valley Film Society will be celebrating its 100th film with a free showing of classic Katharine Hepburn/Humphrey Bogart film The African Queen. In 1952, this film won Humphrey Bogart his only Oscar though he had been nominated for Casablanca and The Caine Mutiny. Read more

Gore Mountain Harvest Festival

Here is my latest post on Adirondack Almanack. I wonder though how many children really know what the origin of a harvest festival is. My children are not required to tend the field and therefore do not require a celebration from such backbreaking work. Their idea of the harvest is face painting and jugglers. The only items my children harvest are the occasional pumpkin or basket of apples on a school field trip. Read more