Curiously Adirondack

Going "Ollywood": How A Modern Adirondack Sawmill Produces Old-Time Forest Products

A scientist turned sawyer named Ollie Burgess turns trees into rustic building materials in the northern Adirondack township of St. Armand.

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Patient, caregiver, loved one…if you have ever been affected by cancer “The Last Drip” is something you want to see. A stage IV ovarian cancer survivor reflects on her journey as she undergoes her last chemotherapy treatment. more »

Sep 30, 2015 3:35 PM , Local Stories

In Old Forge, on the Adirondack Mountains' wild and beautiful western side, the Pointed Pine Quilters have been getting together to make magic from fabric---and thread---since the midpoint of the twentieth century. more »

Nov 6, 2015 4:30 PM , Arts & Culture

Tucked here and there among the celebrated Adirondack forty-six high peaks, lesser mountains offer hikers bigger bangs for the energy required to climb them. more »

Oct 23, 2015 8:25 AM , Outdoors

Most of us have heard William Faulkner's famous line about the past not being dead. His wisdom is nowhere more apparent than in the Adirondack Mountain village of Saranac Lake. more »

Oct 21, 2015 10:17 AM , Arts & Culture

If Thornton Wilder had looked a little farther west, he might have set his Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Our Town" not in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire but in the Adirondack Mountain village of Bloomingdale. more »

Aug 28, 2015 3:08 PM , Arts & Culture

There are spelling bees. There are trivia contests. There are athletic games and lumberjack competitions. But have you ever seen and heard a moose-calling contest? more »

Sep 10, 2015 7:46 AM , Outdoors

Meet Norman Briggs. Learn about his life journey living in the Adirondacks and his special connection to High Peaks Hospice. more »

Jan 24, 2014 7:03 AM High Peaks Hospice: One Adirondack Man's Journey 4 Comments

14-year-old video journalist Colton Clement reports from the Snowball 2015 Wild Kratts PBSKIDS! event at Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh, NY. All who attended had a great time but don’t take our word for it. The kids in this video say it best! more »

Mar 13, 2015 5:29 PM Arts & Culture

FACE TO FACE - In 2014, over 180 people sat for Adirondack artist Diane Leifheit for a couple of hours each at Compass Printing Plus in Saranac Lake while she captured their face in pastel. The medium is referred to as portraiture. more »

Feb 9, 2015 2:49 PM Local Stories

It is often said that our parents inspire us to do great things. This might be an understatement when it comes to 6-year-old drumming extraordinaire Avery Molek. more »

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Announcing Season 2 of our 8-episode web series exploring the weird, wild, and wondrous world of the Adirondacks. Watch and share this Season 1 highlight reel as we gear up for another round of Adirondack inspired adventures! more »

Apr 24, 2015 2:48 PM , Outdoors

Taking The Dive For High Peaks Hospice

Photo by Susan Rdzanek

SARANAC LAKE - High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care raised more than $35,000 during its 23rd annual Radio Day telethon on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015. more »

Jun 4, 2015 12:05 PM Arts & Culture

In the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York, the most fearsome menace is...THE BLACKFLY! How are they in your neck of the woods? Do you have a special remedy to keep them at bay? Let us know... more »

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According to The Oxford Dictionary ‘community’ is defined as “a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.” more »

May 15, 2015 2:02 PM , Arts & Culture

Check out 10 looping videos from the loopy folks who try their luck at pond skimming on Titus Mountain. more »

Mar 25, 2015 9:25 AM Outdoors

Get an inside look at how a family friendly ski center in upstate NY brings communities together. It's Titus Mountain Madness! more »

Mar 25, 2015 9:21 AM Outdoors 9 Comments

Brit Floyd's Bobby Harrison talks about all things Pink Floyd, life on the road, meeting the fans, and more in this Borderless North podcast exclusive from Mountain Lake PBS. more »

Jan 9, 2015 11:46 AM Arts & Culture

Our From 9 to 90: Conversations with Gram mini-documentary was recently featured on the popular blog Ga Ga Sisterhood, a social network for enthusiastic, creative, caring women who indulge in the joy of being grandmothers. more »

Aug 26, 2014 1:25 PM Arts & Culture

Pond skimming is always a highlight at the annual Titus Mountain Madness event in upstate NY. Check out some of the highly entertaining action! A great (mostly wet!) time was had by all! more »

Mar 20, 2014 10:29 AM Outdoors 2 Comments

Ahead of his Saturday, May 17th, 2014 performance at the spectacular Rialto Theatre in Montreal, award winning tribute artist Steve Michaels sat down to talk about his passion for all things Elvis in this Borderless North FaceTime exclusive. more »

Jan 8, 2015 2:46 PM Arts & Culture

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Ninety-year-young lifelong Adirondack woman Mary Brockway Dufort Bomyea and her nine-year-old great-granddaughter Lennon Kathleen Clement discover that it isn’t just the children who learn from talking with their grandparents.

Paul Willcott - Featured Adirondack Blogger

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GEEZERBLOCKHEAD.COM - Paul Willcott is a lapsed Texan with four degrees from the University of Texas, including a Ph.D. in foreign language education and a law degree. He is an experienced magazine writer, editor and publisher, newspaper columnist, and scholar. His blog often focuses on the Adirondack Village of Saranac Lake and Franklin Manor, a former monastery/tuberculosis sanatorium, where he and his wife, Ann, currently reside.

Exploring The Adirondacks with Colton Clement

Follow Mountain Lake Moves ambassador Colton Clement around the Adirondacks and learn some things along the way!

My work with Interactive Journalist Sophie Blackburn!

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A collection of productions featuring the always vibrant Sophie Blackburn. It's a true pleasure working with her any chance I get! Photo courtesy of Laura Carbone. L to R: Sophie Blackburn, Blues singer Alexis P. Suter, Josh Clement.