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The new documentary On Home Ground explores the lives of three Iraq and Afghanistan veterans returning home to their remote Adirondack towns, premiering on Mountain Lake PBS November 11.

With the recent growth of craft beverages in Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga Counties, the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce saw this as the perfect opportunity to present an Adirondack Craft Beverage Inaugural Tour!
While the rest of the country is talking brackets and March Madness, here in the Adirondacks we are talking trees and Maple Madness! Maybe you missed National Pancake Day, but don't worry, maple syrup tastes amazing on almost anything!

While we gear up for maple season, here are 8 foods you didn't know tasted amazing with maple syrup...

English muffin
Every morning this week, in the frosty air of the Adirondacks, construction on an ice palace on the shores of Lake Flower makes progress in preparation for its annual debut at the opening ceremonies of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival on January 31st.

Ever wondered what goes into making the famous Saranac Lake Ice Palace? This year, we take an inside look at how they pull the whole thing off every year.

Saranac Lake Ice Palace Construction

With perfectly pink elk loin, a 1983 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau d'Armailhac bordeaux blend, homemade cookies by your fire-side bed and an outdoor sauna by the pond, Friends Lake Inn makes overnight guests feel like they are on their second honeymoon (or on their way to their first).
Intense Milk is launching their Winter of Fun ski resorts discounts, and all you have to do is save your Intense Milk cap.
Paul Smith's College is proud to present the opening of their new restaurant, The Palm! The new restaurant offers a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes.

4,867 feet in the air, the new multi-media exhibit at Whiteface Mountain opens June 20th, making this the highest museum exhibit in New York State!

The First Annual Adirondack Challenge, taking place July 21, 2013, will be a celebration of the food, fun, and fresh air that the Adirondack's are famous for! 
forgefestcontest.jpgForgefest 2012, the 2nd Annual Tribute to Rock Legends, features 3 internationally-acclaimed tribute bands gathered outdoors from noon 'til moon (10pm) in Old Forge, NY on North Street.

Gates open at 12 noon, with opening set by local favorite, Showtime. They are followed by Blades of Glory, from British Columbia, doing Jon Bon Jovi, then Kasmir, performing Led Zeppelin. 

The concert ends with Completely Unchained, performing a tribute to Van Halen.

After the music ends, fireworks will light up the sky.

There are several train packages for the event, including the Rock n Roll Express from Utica, and an Adirondack Scenic Railroad special!

Want to win FREE tickets to this great event? Enter to win a four-pack of ForgeFest tickets ($120 value) every day to increase your chances of winning!