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Spring will be seasonally delayed | Notes from the North Woods

Although the arrival of the spring season has come and gone, it appears the winter season will continue to maintain command over the local landscape, with a deep snowpack in the woods, and chilly temperatures in the air.

Certified ombudsmen needed

Certified Ombudsmen are needed in Clinton, Franklin and Essex County.

DEC, police rescue stranded Marcy climbers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday, March 22 commended the Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers, Environmental Conservation Officers and New York State Police involved in the rescue of a mother and her two sons from the summit of Mt. Marcy in Essex County after searching overnight in extreme weather conditions.

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Former federal prosecutor recalls fall from grace, redemption in new memoir

Andrew McKenna's memoir “Sheer Madness” is a taut tale of addiction laced with equal parts self-deprecation and acerbic wit.

Washington County Fair announces 2015 shows

The May and August shows at the Washington County Fairgrounds continued to grow last year beyond all expectations.

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‘Great Upstate Boat Show’ returns to Qby.’s sports dome next weekend

A boat show that is hosted in a dome for all-weather comfort, is set to open Friday March 27 featuring event discounts, prizes and a wide array of watercraft accessories.

The sporting life: Old as the hills, fresh as the rain | Notes from the North Woods

As has been my custom for more than a decade or so, I recently spent another fine, March day traveling down Schroon Lake way in order to attend the annual Adirondack Sportsman’s Dinner.

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Maple weekend events, participating locations announced

Tap into one of the sweetest events of the year, New York State’s Maple Weekend, which will be celebrating its 20th year in 2015.

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ADK Shakespeare prepares for spring tour

The ADK Shakespeare Company is launching its first spring tour of upstate NY this year with productions of Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Adirondacks to celebrate upcoming Maple Weekend

Adirondack maple producers and businesses invite all to celebrate spring’s sweetest product with special events, tours and tastings during Maple Weekend, March 28-29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

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Learning my lesson | Notes from the North Woods

Recently, while watching our family dog toss his stuffed toy around the room, I wondered if he was simply playing, or actually refining his hereditary hunting skills.

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Armchair angling | Conservation Conversations

North Country winters are normally long and cold. That’s the way it is here. But last year, and now this frigid season, however, things are way out of control.

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Elizabethtown Library preps for ag literacy week

Elizabethtown Library will celebrate NY Agricultural Literacy Week from March 16-20 by showcasing a new collection of farm-friendly books for children.

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Need seeds? The county’s got you covered

The Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District is now holding its annual seedling sale.

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“Food from the Farm” event energizes public, producers

A event designed to connect food producers to customers drew hundreds seeking to learn more about buying food produced in their neighborhoods.

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