Mountain Lake Journal - July 19, 2013
Help Wanted: A shortfall in funding is threatening summer field work to protect loons in the Adirondacks. To help or learn more click here.
Something’s Fishy: A mystery that’s baffling fishermen and scientists, what’s turning fish in this river near the border blue?
Shortage of Sand: This week’s heat wave is sending many to the beach to cool off. Trouble is, after months of rain, there isn’t much beach to enjoy. But concession stands at the city beach in Plattsburgh are still happy to see the sun, and crowds.
Secret Weapon: New York has a new weapon in the war to stop drivers from texting, unmarked police cruisers that allow troopers to spot drivers using their mobile devices behind the wheel.
Mayor’s Cup: We set sail for the annual sailboat regatta on Lake Champlain. This year’s mayor’s cup is raising money for a special cause, to build a community tree house on the Saranac River. To learn more visit the Saranac River Facebook page by clicking here.
Flood Aid: After FEMA says no to assisting individuals with severe damage from recent floods in upstate New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo pledges 16-million dollars in aid.
Festival de Lanaudiere: Canada’s largest and most popular classical music festival is underway in Joliette, Quebec. For a schedule of events and ticket info click here. Watch an extended interview with Artistic Director Alex Benjamin by clicking here.
Trip Back in Time: Jack LaDuke introduces us to an artisan who has brought a famed Adirondack resort back to life. To schedule a tour or for more info visit: charliesinn.com