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Lumberjacks, re-enactors impress crowd at Mountain Days

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.

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Fish tales, camp fires and a speckled mousetrap | Notes from the North Woods

Over the course of the past week, I have stumbled across two unique new experiences that have threatened many of my long held wildwood beliefs.

RondeauFest schedule of events announced

The Town of Long Lake announces the line up for the 3rd Annual RondeauFest Summer Music Event. The roster of acts include, Alex Smith and the Mountain Sound, Terry Chaiken, Fade to Blues, Dogtown Cadillac and the Sons of Octomom. These regional Adirondack musicians will showcase a variety of music from rock, blues, country, mountain surf and folk. The event will be held Aug. 16 4 to 10 p.m. at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, entrance.

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Public meeting set in Chester to obtain ideas for boosting recreation in town

Town of Chester residents have proposed dozens of ideas for boosting recreational opportunities and facilities in town, now the town's leaders want to hear more proposals from the public as well as discuss concepts already suggested.

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Back on track | Notes from the North Woods

After a few months of skipping out on providing my regular weekly columns, I am finally back on track.

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Wranglers reunion returns this weekend

Cowboys, cowgirls and ranch hands manning the dozens of dude ranches decades ago in the southern Adkirondacks gathered in Lake Luzerne last summer and shared some wild tales of the old days — and they are back again this weekend — and all are welcome to join the events of Ranches Rodeos & Wranglers 2014 in Lake Luzerne!

‘Portraits in the Wilderness’ in Long Lake

Local Adirondack Artist and Long Lake native Matthew Burnett will begin installing a series of outdoor paintings entitled Portraits in the Wilderness starting Friday, July 11.

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Long Lake celebrates Independence Day

The Long Lake Fourth of July celebration had games for all ages on the Long Lake Ball Field which were a great success and boasted over 300 participants.

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Somewhere, just east of nowhere | Notes from the North Woods

It occurred while I was on the way home after spending an afternoon at the base of a mind-numbingly, beautiful waterfall that is located halfway up the side of a small mountain in my backyard.

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Hiking trips planned through town of Long Lake

The Town of Long Lake announced five free hiking excursions for summer 2014 with NYS certified guides Spencer Morrissey and Joan Collins.

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Foreign invaders taking over | Notes from the North Woods

If foreign armies had advanced as deeply into the Adirondack Park as the current invasion of invasive plants has progressed, local citizens would be up in arms.

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Nothing fishy here! | Conservation Conversations

The Boquet River Association hosted the first annual Fish Fest Saturday the 28th in Elizabethtown.

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Independence Day events scheduled in Indian Lake

 A full weekend of events is planned for the Indian Lake area’s Independence Day Celebration.

Dogs at the beach

MINERVA — Yes, there will be dogs. Lots of them – all sizes, ages, and breeds. They will be at Minerva Beach Saturday, July 12, for the second annual “All breed Fun Dog Show,” and (with a new twist this year) the, “Adirondack Iron Dog Challenge.”

DEC holds forest ranger training

 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation held a swift water training for approximately 20 forest rangers, who make up about half of Region 5’s force, June 12 on the Sacandaga River in Hadley.