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Adirondack Family Time Guidebook for the Champlain Valley: Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga

By Diane Chase Here is the cover for the 2nd Adirondack Family Time™ guidebook. This guide for the Adirondack Champlain Valley and other Adirondack Family Time guides can be found at Barnes and Nobles , Amazon and a local book store near you! This guidebook for the Champlain Valley from Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga covers the towns of Plattsburgh, Ausable Forks, Elizabethtown, Keeseville, Willsboro, Essex, Westport, Port Henry, Crown Point and Ticonderoga. The four-season guide has  over 300 activities 58   easy hikes  and walks 33 swimming areas and waterfalls 30 museums 46 playgrounds/parks 75 trivia questions 15 inside or nature games  40 ice cream parlors and bakeries with sleigh rides, snow shoe trails, farmers markets, performing arts and more © 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, Keen

An Easy Adirondack Walk and Views of Lake Champlain at the Champlain Memorial Lighthouse

By Diane Chase There is something special about having alone time with my daughter. It gets even better now that she branches out beyond the princess -themed play to climb, fish, or catch something. This time we are explores searching for new lands. We may not discover unchartered territory in our Adirondack Coast tour but we will tread on the lands discovered over 400 years ago by Samuel de Champlain. The Champlain Memorial Lighthouse sits on the edge of what is now the Crown Point Public Campground. It overlooks Vermont and sits surrounded by land that witnessed battles and forts. Originally constructed in 1858, the Champlain Memorial Lighthouse is a statement to the States of New York and Vermont and the Province of Quebec who worked together to reconstruct this monument as a testament to explorer Samuel de Champlain.

Shine On! Empowers Young Girls and Parents with Media Safety Workshops!

By Diane Chase Kids are bombarded by negativity on computers, on their phones, in ads, on television shows and that can be without ever leaving the house. How do we present a positive message that isn’t in the form of another lecture? Shine On! was founded in 2011 by SUNY Plattsburgh Professor Colleen Lemza with just those questions in mind. After encountering young women struggling with self-esteem issues driven by a negative media impact, Lemza wanted to raise awareness, communication skills and confidence.  This evolved to an annual day-long conference for fourth and fifth grade girls led by student mentors.  Now in its 5 th  year, Shine On! has grown from a one-day workshop with 90 young girls to an overnight conference for over 200 participants. The spring conference has expanded to include girls in third through fifth grades. The overwhelming response now has Shine On! also offering parent workshops and educational outreach.

AuSable Forks: Watch Back To The Future Trilogy Meet Actor James Tolkan

By Diane Chase Held at the Hollywood Theatre in AuSable Forks, six classic 80s films will be shown in succession with a special guest appearance with actor James Tolkan held at 8:00 p.m. at the Jay Community Center. Tolkan will conduct a “meet and greet” with audience members and share his experiences during the making of the films. He will also answer questions from the audience. Seating is limited but tickets can be reserved. One of the Hollywood Theatre’s two screens will be shows what Garrow terms “chick flicks” with Footloose , Dirty Dancing and Sixteen Candles while the second movie theatre screen will house the Back To The Future Trilogy .   The first show starts at noon. “The two events, the films and meeting James Tolkan are separate,” says Garrow. “ Tickets are sold individually. People can just attend the evening event if they just wish to meet James Tolken or come watch the films. I wanted to keep options available so people could attend one

1966 Batmobile at the Clinton County Fair

By Diane Chase The Clinton County Fair will take place this year from July 19-24, 2011 with a variety of Grandstand events, This annual county fair is located at 8 4 Fair Grounds Rd in Morrisonville , just outside of Plattsburgh. In its 64th year, the Clinton County Fair  One special treat will be the 1966 Batmobile on display all week at the Clinton County Fair in Building One.  Sometimes going to a fair can be a drain on your finances. Save money by checking out the schedule to see the various specials and discounts being offered.  A Megapass is another way to save money. It is good for any one day at the fair and includes admission and rides all day. The catch: It's only on sale until July 18 at Price Chopper (Plattsburgh & Champlain) or at the Fair Office. (Save an additional $1 if you use your Advantage Card )

Plattsburgh NY Summer Concert Series at The Vilas Home

The Vilas Home's ~ Second Annual Summer Concert Series Thursday, July 7 at 6:00pm  -  August 25 at 7:00pm Location 61 Beekman Street (across form Hawkin's Hall) Plattsburgh, NY Created By Vilas Home More Info It's time wonderful time of year...we are having our annual summer concerts on the lawn. Every Thursday night starting in July and lasting until the last Thursday in August. This Year's Line up: 7/7- The Castaway's 7/14- Charlie Stone & The Split Rock Band 7/21- The Meter Maids 7/28- Gary Sargeant 8/4- Rod Driscoll (from the Too Tall String Band) 8/11-Roy Hurd 8/18 - The Sweet Adeline's 8/25 - The Back Porch Band The concerts will be held on our lawn's under a large tent and provided seating. We will also provide lemonade. We hope you join us for a great time!

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


  Chateaugay Lakes - State Rt. 374 on the lawn of the Hollywood Inn.   Saturdays, June through September  10 am -2 pm Plattsburgh - Pavilion downtown by Bridge, Durkee and Broad Streets.  Saturdays, May through October  9 am -2 pm (Wednesdays, June through early Sepember  9 am -2 pm) ESSEX COUNTY Ticonderoga - Corner of Montcalm & 9N, SW of Moses Circle.  Saturdays, June 25 through October 1, 2011  10:00-1:00 FRANKLIN COUNTY Saranac Lake Village - In the Saranac Lake Riverside Park.    Saturdays, June through October 9 am-2 pm.  Mid-October, the market will move to the Farmers Park-it (drive through orders behind Hotel Saranac) HAMILTON COUNTY Indian Lake  - Indian Lake Central School    Saturdays, July through September 10 am -2 pm LEWIS COUNTY Lowville - Forest Park Pavilion, Main Gate, Lewis County Fairgrounds.  Saturdays, Maythrough October 8 am -2 pm   WARREN COUNTY Glens Fal