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The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) will be hosting its 13th Annual Fundraiser on Friday, June 5th aboard the Mohican's wonderful atmosphere. In addition to fundraising, the TACC will be celebrating 90 years of service to the Ticonderoga area. The celebration will include a silent auction, live auction, music and dancing all while cruising around beautiful Lake George. This is not an event you'll want to miss! 

The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) is planning a variety of great events and projects. What's in store for the rest of 2015? Read on to find out! 

Have you enjoyed a ride on this popular railway? Opened in July 2011 and offering scenic train rides year-round between Saratoga Springs and North Creek, the railway provides services to a diverse demographic.

With warmer weather comes an increasingly common sight, coyotes. They will be setting up dens for their soon-to-arrive pups, and after they are born, will forage almost constantly to provide food for their young.

For the most part, coyotes tend to avoid contact with people. However, conflicts can still happen as they can be extremely territorial, especially around their den sites. Worried? Don't be! We've gathered some great tips below for avoiding potential conflicts with coyotes this spring and summer. 

Photo Credit: Gerry Lemmo

The Adirondack Land Trust, a key protector of lands, scenic views, and quality of life, has received a $2 million endowment from the F. M. Kirby Foundation to "help fund perpetual care of working farms and forests under conservation easements," according to Denton Publications.

Photo Credit: Mike Tracy
Becoming a "46er" gives someone special status in the Adirondacks - that designation means you've successfully summited all 46 High Peaks. A local filmmaker is creating a documentary focusing on the people who have completed this challenge and those who aspire to do so.

Photo Credit: Mike Tracy
Scientists are concerned that an infestation that wiped out American chestnut trees in the 1900's could possibly happen to eastern hemlocks in the Adirondacks, as well. YOU can make a difference in ensuring these trees stay safe! 

The stately Merrill Magee Inn, located in the center of Warrensburg NY, sat abandoned and neglected for three years. The Victorian gardens and elegant interior of the Inn had long formed the backdrop for romantic Adirondack getaways and weddings, delicious meals and family get-togethers. Now a Warrensburg couple is bringing the Merrill Magee House back to its former glory. 


Fort Ticonderoga has purchased a Vermont-based Lake Champlain cruise boat. You know what this means... more fun boat tours in the near future!

photo credit: fortweastside via photopin (license)
For the first time in years, residents of rural Thurman can do simple tasks, like check their email or look up information, without hours of waiting for pages to load. A new "white space" broadcast service was recently launched and has been a long-awaited upgrade for the town.