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What's New In the Adirondacks

Community: August 2011 Archives

rain.jpgThe rains of Irene have left the Eastern Adirondack park scarred and damaged, along with the plans of many Labor Day vacationers. The Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that the Eastern High Peaks Wilderness, the Dix Mountain Wilderness and the Giant Mountain Wilderness areas will all be closed for the holiday weekend. 

irene-space.jpgWhile Hurricane Irene did not bring the 70-80 mph winds that we were all prepared for, she did bring winds strong enough to uproot trees and bring down power lines. And the rain, oh the rain. It's surprising to me that we actually received the rain and wind that we did, being so far from the coast here in upstate New York. Irene brought very heavy rain for most of the day Sunday, causing roads to wash out and trees to fall as she crept up the east coast an into New England.
As the summer draws to a close and back-to-school shopping is top priority, many parents are crossing their fingers that this year won't bring the kind of drama and struggles their child had to cope with last school year.

And then other parents are resting easy because they have found a school where their child excels and is accepted, accomplishing things they never thought possible.

Sound like the kind of school you would want your child to attend? Read on.
The Adirondack Museum recently gave the Harold K. Hochschild Award to much-deserving Jerry Jenkins, a man who has devoted much of his life to the Adirondacks.

If you're traveling in the northern Adirondacks in the near future, you might witness a strange sight - a floating bridge!