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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.

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A wedding is a celebration of the future, so why not bring that celebration into each and every detail of the reception, including the food? At Farmstead Catering near Lake Champlain, they strive to bring local, sustainable, delicious food to weddings in Upstate New York. 


The new catering business is helping brides and grooms celebrate their future with forward-thinking food, drinks, and flowers at their reception.

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It's sort of a strange idea - selling only gourmet olive oils, balsamic vinegars, sea salts, and accessories - but for the Saratoga Olive Oil Co., it's proven genius over and over. 
Though their flagship store, set in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs, only opened in 2011, the Braidwood family has already expanded their business to Burlington VT, and just this month opened a new storefront in Lake Placid, NY.

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The Adirondack's own Whiteface Mountain and local photographer Charlie Samuels are featured in the February issue of Road & Track magazine!
Help create a documentary and send Annie In The Water across the country to help outdoor tourism.
LAKE GEORGE, NY -- Landscaping effectively can help save the lake from invasive species and harmful chemicals. If you care about the Queen of American Lakes, help save Lake George from pollutants and manicure your lawn at the same time! This interview with industry expert Anthony Defranco of Defranco Lanscaping reveals the top 10 do's and don'ts. 

Anyone who has been can agree there is no place quite like the Adirondacks in summertime. Well, one local, Gregg Simmons, recently put his feelings into verse and song, mentioning all the little things he loves about Summertime in the Adirondacks.

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A revamped ADK Trail Inn in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks is now open for business! Located between Keene and Upper Jay along the East Branch of the famed Ausable River, this inn makes for the perfect getaway! 
jimmy fallon.jpgJimmy Fallon, NBC late-night talk show host and "Saturday Night Live" alumn, relaxed in the Olympic Region in the Adirondacks recently. Fallon tweeted a picture of himself and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, on Instagram, standing together on a deck with White Face Mountain in the background. 

Fallon was in the area to visit, not to shoot film for his show, according to a spokesperson for NBC. 

The host of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," which airs weekday nights on NBC right after "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," wrote on his twitter account "Thanks to Whiteface, Lake Placid Lodge, Maui North and the locals in Lake Placid, NY I shall return."

Did you see Jimmy Fallon in Lake Placid? Tell us where you did in the comments!

Have you ever heard of someone being called a 46er in the Adirondacks? I never heard of the term until I talked to film student Blake Cortright.

Blake is creating a film, "The 46ers: Conquering the Adirondacks," a documentary showcasing what makes the Adirondacks so remarkable and breathtaking. To make this film Blake must become a 46er. What does it take to be a 46er? A 46er is someone that has hiked all 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks. His film has gained interest from Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh, NY to air the documentary.

I was able to catch up with Blake during his busy schedule between film making and classes to ask a few questions.

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