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What's New In the Adirondacks

January 2012 Archives

Log-Cabin-Homes-1.gifLate last week the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) voted 10-1, approving a permit for the Adirondack Club and Resort project in Tupper Lake. This historic decision is the first step (of many) needed to get the project going.

Supporters of the Adirondack Club and Resort (ACR) outnumbered those that oppose it at the APA's board room last week. However, both sides have pretty good arguments.

MP900182785.JPGThis weekend is the sixth annual Zippy's Crusade for Kids charity snowmobile ride in Inlet, NY. Reigning NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will be in attendance at the event, from Friday, January 27th, until Saturday the 28th.

Zippy's Crusade for Kids is a non-profit event to raise money for kids in need throughout the community. A tradition of the annual event is to surprise the recipients with the donations, which have been kept a secret until the event. Three area families will be very happy special guests at the presentation.

contest-image2.jpgYes! Winter is finally here! Have you been out on the slopes yet? It took a little while this year, but now that the snow is here, get out and go skiing!

McCauley Mountain in Old Forge, NY, is going to hook one lucky family up with a day full of FREE fun! Enter to win a prize pack that includes lift tickets, equipment rentals, and instructions!

Never been skiing before? This package is perfect for you, providing everything you'll need to learn the ropes! Seasoned skier? FREE lift tickets is still a great prize!

sled-dog-races.jpgFor those of us who really look forward to the sled dog races in Inlet each year, I have sad news. The races (which usually take place the 3rd week of February) are canceled for 2012.

Inlet's dog sled races are exciting and beautiful, and to lessen the blow of this year's loss, I am sharing some of the most beautiful pictures of the races that I have seen so you can relive the beauty and feel as if you are actually there.

Kristel Guimara, Biologist & Environmental Conservationist from the Adirondacks will be one of the main contributors to a new blog on Adirondack.net! Start The Conservation is a blog aimed at generating conversation about the Adirondack Park and what goes on here.

In her first post, Kristel observes a few changes in the migration of birds around her home. As an avid birdwatcher, she notices slight changes in the timing of migrations and knows when something isn't quite right. Have you noticed any changes in your flocks? Head over to Start The Conservation and let them know!