Polar Express holiday kick-off includes selection of youth guest train conductors, vouchers for veterans, military
The Polar Express holiday excursions on the Saratoga-North Creek Railway smashed records when introduced in 2011. They return this year with some special amenities, to be showcased at 1 p.m. Monday Nov. 11 at the Saratoga Rail Station. At the event, several youngsters will be chosen to be Guest Conductors, and Veterans and military personnel can pick up vouchers for free train rides on this popular scenic railroad.
The Copperfield Inn will present its 2nd Annual Nashville in North Creek Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.
Essex County may be out of the running for one of three casinos planned to be built in New York in the next few years, but Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow believes there is still a way to bring gaming to the region.
At Lake George Oktoberfest's debut in 2012, the resort village's main street was filled with people celebrating and dancing to German music. This year's edition —set for Saturday Oct. 12 and Sunday Oct. 13 — is expected to be just as fun and popular.
Lake George is becoming known for its celebrations, and the latest is likely to extend that reputation. Billed to be Lake George's largest party yet of its kind, the Festival for the Lake is occurring this weekend, with a street fair complete with beer and wine, a lineup of musical entertainment, casino games, and a children's carnival.
Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival Sept. 28
Fort Ticonderoga will celebrate fall in the Adirondacks with its Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival. The day-long event will be held Saturday, Sept. 28.
The Middlebury College Performing Arts Series kicks off the 2013–14 season with the hip-hop theater work Word Becomes Flesh, presented by San Francisco-based company the Living Word Project.
Downtown Gallery gets new emblem
The Downtown Gallery in Ticonderoga has a new sign thanks to a community effort.
Joanies Goodies is showcasing young artists from the Schroon Lake region who will be displaying paintings, photography, drawings and glasswork.
Marge Cross’ Command Performance Dance Studio of Ticonderoga is accepting students for the 2013-14 season.
Ellenburg Depot natives Eric and Leigh Gibson and their bluegrass band — The Gibson Brothers — topped the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award nominations this year with eight, IBMA officials announced Aug. 14 at their Nashville headquarters.
Organizers of the 10th Annual Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival have finalized their lineup for this year’s event, which will be held Aug. 16-18 at the Ski Bowl Park.
The local country-rock duo of Jennifer Gadway and Katy Cole — a.k.a. Decadence — will hold a CD release party for “Tales From the Mountains” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Copperfield Inn ballroom on Main Street in North Creek.
Naturalist and Outdoor Guide, Elizabeth Lee, is leading a hike up Cheney Mountain on Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Learn about the natural history of Cheney Mountain and support a great cause. RSVP by Aug. 23. All proceeds benefit High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care.
Silver Bay meeting Aug. 14
Local residents are being asked to participate in a project chronicling life in the Adirondacks a century ago. The J.S. Wooley Project is an effort to collect information and photos from Wooley, a famed photographer in the region at the turn of the 20th Century. A meeting on the project will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. at the Silver Bay YMCA auditorium.