Home & Garden


Garden grant funding available

The Essex County Adirondack Garden Club is accepting applications for the Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund.

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HAPEC, NeighborWorks complete housing study

The Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc., announced the results of new research on the effectiveness of NeighborWorks pre-purchase housing counseling and education.

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Fort Ticonderoga to host snowshoe trek

Pavilion grounds tour Feb. 10

People will have an opportunity for a unique look at Fort Ticonderoga. The fort will host “Exploration on Snow Shoes: A Timeline of Trees on the Pavilion Grounds” as part of its Fort Fever Series Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. Heidi Karkoski, the fort’s director of horticulture, will lead the trek.

Free tax return preparation

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County is offering free tax help to families and individuals whose household income is below $50,270.

Emergency HEAP funding available

The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) announced that beginning Jan. 2, eligible low-income New Yorkers who are in danger of having their heat shut off or running out of fuel, can apply for emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefits.

Indian Lake residents take lead on saving money on heating bills

Indian Lakers are leading the charge among North Country communities in reducing their home heating expenses.

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Harvest successful at Long Lake school garden

With a total of 30 pounds of food harvested from the Long Lake Central School Corner Garden in the 2012 growing season, 20 pounds were donated to the local Long Lake food pantry and the remaining hearty 10 pounds were consumed by students.

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Hamilton County seeks Hurricane Sandy relief donations Nov. 20-27

Although it has been almost three weeks since Hurricane Sandy hit, the need for relief remains great.

Indian Lake holiday lighting, decorating contest

The Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 7th Annual Indian Lake “Let There Be Lights” Holiday Lighting and Decorating Contest.

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Master Gardener training set for 2013

Applications are being accepted for the Master Gardener training that will begin in January.

Garden club announces beautification award winners

The Adirondack Mountain Garden Club has announced the following recipients of the 2012 Beautification Awards:

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Under fire, Chestertown Farmer’s Market lauded by local leaders

Community leaders in Chestertown for years have been strategizing how to get more people to town, so the empty storefronts downtown could be again filled with thriving businesses like in bygone years. But now that the Chestertown Farmers' Market brings crowds to town — and the shoppers are spending money, one town official has issued a list of criticisms. His complaints, however, were drowned out this week by praise from town leaders and citizens

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Wrrbg. citizen battling invasive weed that’s spreading in town

Add Japanese Knotweed to the growing list of invasive species that's moved into the Adirondacks, After the unwanted weed started to take over his back yard, Warrensburg citizen John Wulfken decided to fight back.

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Weeds or Flowers?

Garden Corner

This week when Anita, Mary and I were working with Youth Works, one of the kids, in exasperation said, “How do you decide whether it is a weed or a flower?”

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Bear Cupboard brings innovative furnishings to Queensbury

Kelly Irish enjoys solving peopl's decorating dilemmas, and she's brought her expertise to Queensbury. Irish has re-opened her store, Bear Cupboard, that was for years a landmark in Warrensburg, and it's located on Upper Glen St. across from New Way Lunch.