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Paint and Sip in the Adirondacks

Usually I keep my art and my wine as separate events, but now there are plenty of opportunities for me to get my creative juices flowing paired with a glass of fine wine. In the Adirondacks and just outside the Blue Line there are various art organizations and dedicated businesses that encouraging all of us to dig deep for our inner artist and bring her/him along to an evening of "Paint and Sip." Combining painting a canvas among a group of friends with the commoraderie that comes with a few glasses of wine has no definitive history, but one southern artist,Wendy LoVoy, started offering an art instruction class  in 2004 which has now evolved into the Birmingham, Alabama home of Sips n Strokes, Inc.  Since that time other companies have franchised spreading the good fun across the nation.  One such company,  Painting with a Twist,  formed its earliest roots during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Formerly called Corks and Canvas , Painting with a Twist has built an emp

Three Adirondack Owl Prowl Events

For those of us not fortunate to have wildlife come to us, we need to go to the experts. This winter Adirondack raptor experts are offering opportunities to come across such majestic creatures as the snowy owl, or at the very least learn how to sight them on your own.

Thurman Maple Days Schedule of Events

Celebrate the spring season with everything maple  in Thurman, NY! March 22 - 23 and March 29 - 30 Pancakes served at 190 Valley Road, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. High school kids serve hot dogs and more, 151 Chas. Olds Rd.,  11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Check out the schedule above!

Christmas in Warrensburgh Schedule of Events December 2-4, 2011

Christmas in Warrensburgh  (full schedule below) Readings and Book Signings  Friday, December 2, 7 p.m. FREE "Season's Readings" at Willows Bistro .  Adirondack Center for Writing and Fiction Among Friends collaborate with Christmas in Warrensburgh to host this event at Willow's Bistro, 3749 Main St.  Area writers present readings from their works. Featured ACW reader, Mary Sanders Shartle reading from  Winterberry, Pine  and her new novel,  The Hermit.  Also reading, Mason Smith ( Towards Polaris , and  Florida) ; Doug Deneen and Bibi Wein. . Refreshments are available. 504-4344 Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Book Signings by Adirondack Authors at Willows Bistro.  Fiction Among Friends and Willows Bistro combine forces to host seven area authors offering perfect holiday gifts. Stop in for a visit. 10:00 - Pat Leonard; 11:00 - Mary Sanders Shartle; noon Amanda Shaffer and Meghan Lemery 1:00 - Joseph C. Parker; 2:00 - Diane Chase (wit

Christmas in Warrensburg: Join Adirondack Family Time for book signing

Join Adirondack Family Time author Diane Chase and Adirondack Outdoor Expeditions, LLC guide Tyler Chase for a book signing and knot tying activity at Willows Bistro , 3749 Main Street in Warrensburg on December 3 at 2:00 p.m. Part of Christmas in Warrensburg , Willows Bistro and Fiction Among Friends  with Persis Granger will present a variety of authors to round out your gift list.

Adirondack Farmers' Markets: Where to go on Fridays for Summertime Fresh Food

FRIDAY ADIRONDACK FARMERS' MARKETS ESSEX COUNTY Elizabethtown - Behind the Adirondack History Center Museum.  Adirondack Farmers' Market    Fridays, June through October, 9 am-1 pm HERKIMER COUNTY Old Forge - Park Ave., behind the Old Forge Hardware Store Fridays, June - October  3-6 pm WARREN COUNTY Warrensburgh - Warrensburgh Mills historic district, River Street (NYS Rte. 418) near Curtis Lumber. Fridays, May through October  3 -6 pm Bolton Landing - Behind Town Hall Fridays: June - September 9 am - 2 pm 

Adirondack Farmers' Markets: Where to go on Monday for Summertime Fresh Food

MONDAY ADIRONDACK FARMERS’ MARKETS ESSEX COUNTY Schroon Lake - Town Hall parking lot.  Mondays, June - September  9 am-1 pm WARREN COUNTY Queensbury - Elk's Lodge parking lot, 23 Cronin Rd.  Mondays, May - October 3-6 pm SARATOGA COUNTY   Clifton Park  - Shenendehowa Methodist Church Mondays, May - October 3-5 pm 

Adirondack Family Fun: Adirondack Folk School FREE Blacksmithing Demo!

By Diane Chase The Adirondack Folk School   in Lake Luzerne will be showcasing its new pavilion and blacksmith forge this weekend with free blacksmithing demonstrations on June 18th.   The school is located at the former Town of Lake Luzerne town hall building.  Classes in traditional Adirondack arts such as basketry and twig/rustic furniture building are available as well as other folk art traditions such as weaving, ceramics, quilting and fly tying.   all photos: Adirondack Folk School blacksmithing class photo credit: Jim Mandle,  Adirondack Folk School The Adirondack Folk School is located on Main Street in Lake Luzerne. Offering over a hundred classes in traditional Adirondack folk art, there is bound to be something for everyone. Make sure to check their schedule of events for  free summer events  such as Saturday Evening Campfire-Sing-Along and July 2nd Anniversary Party.  Read more

10 ways to enjoy Thurman Maple Weekend: Adirondack Family Activities

By Diane Chase Here are ten ways to enjoy Thurman New York (NY) Maple Weekend this March 12-13. With the weather starting to warm up, the sap will start running and it will be pancakes for everyone!  March 12-13, 2011 1) 9:00 a.m. Enjoy a pancake breakfast at Valley Road Maple Farm. (on Saturday and Sunday) 2) Grab your snowshoes or borrow a pair from Adirondack Gold Maple Farm and walk around the 35 acres of trails. 

Freezin For a Reason: Lake George takes a Plunge for Special Olympics

By Diane Chase Swimming in the heat of the summer can be a chilly affair in the Adirondacks. For the next few months, people across New York State will be cooling off by taking an icy plunge in support of Special Olympic athletes. “Last weekend our first Polar Plunge in Plattsburgh was met with great success.” says New York Special Olympics Associate Director Kaila Horton. “ Between 200-220 people plunged raising over $22,600 dollars in support of the athletes. The Polar Plunge is one of our big fundraisers of the year for Special Olympics.” Read More

Adirondack Opera: Seagle Music Colony

By Diane Chase Jack and the Beanstalk may be considered a children’s story but the undertones of the Seagle Music Colony’s operatic rendition leaves anyone with an appreciation for music with his/her own interpretation. The giant does get his in the end, but it is not the end one is expecting. For adults there is the rich performance of the four gifted students and children listen in awe to a magical story. The bonus is being able to meet the fairytale characters, come-to-life, after the show. Read More