In 2006 Moriah resident Nancy Cutting-Smith together with friends and family came up with the concept of a backwoods country parade. They took to their, then, dirt road of Mutton Hollow and strutted their North Country stuff.
Whether its quirky, innovative music, gypsy jazz or straight-ahead stylings or selections from Fellini soundtracks, it's all being offered Saturday and Sunday at the Lake George Jazz Weekend by some internationally renowned artists.
The Essex Theatre Company is seeking ideas for plays and musicals for the winter months in Essex and the surrounding towns and for the 2014-2015 summer season.
The third annual Lance Gregson 1-Eye Classic will take place Sunday, Sept. 14, with all rides starting and ending at the Schroon Lake Town Beach on Leland Ave.
“We tried something new last year and had Labor Day at the beach,” said Tim Bryant Chamber of Commerce executive. “It was a great time, but we had some feedback that downtown wasn’t as festive so we are back on Church Street.”
Well-known ecologist and local professor, Dr. Curt Stager will present his thought-provoking book, “Deep Future,”at the Literacy Volunteers’ Annual August Author Address on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 1:00 p.m at Camp Dudley’s Witherbee Hall.
The Marge Cross Command Performance Dance Studio is featuring a new program for toddlers starting in September.
The Strand Theatre in Schroon Lake became the eighth of 10 local, community cinemas to reach their goal as part of the Go Digital or Go Dark fundraising program, led by the Adirondack North Country Association and Adirondack Film Society.
With the assistance of Sharon Reynolds of PRIDE, a mural project started last summer with the receipt of a $550 grant from the Essex County Arts Council awarded to Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance with the stipulation it be used this year.
The Moriah and Middlebury native recently released his debut album, “It’s Gonna Be a Good Night,” on iTunes, Google Play and online (joeMcGinness.net) and other digital outlets. His first single, one of six original songs from the album, was released in April, and has sold over 7,000 copies digitally through iTunes, XBox, Amazon and Google Play.
Committee draws near on go digital goal
The Save the Strand Committee recently announced that they are very close to securing the needed funding to renovate the Schroon Lake hamlet theater from a one screen, 35-mm projection system into a modern digital projection facility.
The 25th annual Adirondack Folk Music Festival will take place Sunday, Aug. 10, from noon until 5 p.m. at the Schroon Town Park by the bandstand.
Local lumbering skills — featuring world-class male and female lumberjacks — as well as re-enactors of local history are featured at a traditional summer festival in rural Stony Creek.
This September, Lake George will be hosting its first ever two-day rock and country music festival with nationally renowned groups.
Rachel and Paul Revere Ride Again in Ticonderoga on Wednesday July 23.