Ticonderoga, N.Y. - The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has recently granted Fort Ticonderoga’s Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDtm) certification. The prestigious certification is a national accreditation honor given to buildings that have been rated as “green” for their efforts to minimize negative impacts on the environment, and that actually make a positive contribution through their structure and design. Beth Hill, Executive Director, said “In keeping with the Fort’s long tradition of stewardship and conservation we were committed to constructing a ‘green building’ within our 18th century fortification. The Mars Education Center clearly reflects our commitment to responsible environmental stewardship.” Read more »
Archive for September, 2010
Dorsky Museum opens exhibition of 19th-century woven coverlets from Historic Huguenot Street collection
New Paltz, N.Y. - The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (Dorsky Museum) in partnership with Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will hold an opening reception for Binary Visions: Early 19th-Century Woven Coverlets from the Collection of Historic Huguenot Street on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. The event begins with a gallery talk by the exhibition curators from 4 - 5 p.m. followed by a reception from 5 - 8 p.m.
The exhibition, which has been jointly organized by the Dorsky Museum and HHS, will be open from Oct. 16 - Dec. 12, 2010 and again from Jan. 26 - Mar. 18, 2011. The evening reception is a featured event of the monthly Art Along the Hudson/New Paltz Third Saturdays series of events taking place in New Paltz on Oct. 16, 2010. Read more »
Watkins Glen, N.Y. - Only one week remains before the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce will host its all new, inaugural event, A Taste of the Finger Lakes on Thursday, October 7th where attendees can come to see, sample and socialize! Taking place at the Watkins Glen Community Center from 6-9:00 p.m., the event’s theme will be to capture the essence of culinary creations and farm fresh produce during the “heart of the harvest,” while displaying numerous local restaurants, farm markets, wineries, breweries and other food vendors in the area. All under one roof, attendees will have the opportunity to come see, sample and socialize while enjoying a variety of fabulous Finger Lakes fare on this special evening! Read more »
This is the fourth 2010 FALL COLOR REPORT for New York State. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. FALL COLOR REPORTS are issued every Wednesday afternoon.
Albany, N.Y. - Following a week that included unseasonably warm weather, bright and beautiful fall colors have begun to come out in force across New York State, according to observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program. Overall, color change is most advanced in areas of the Adirondacks, Catskills, Capital-Saratoga, Thousand Islands-Seaway, and Chautauqua-Allegheny regions. Read more »
Highmount, N.Y. - There’s a chill in the air and the first leaves at the summit are just starting to turn so that means one thing. Belleayre is currently ramping up in preparation for the 31st Annual Fall Festival and Craft Fair on Columbus Day Weekend on October 9 and 10. This year is going to be bigger and better than ever with an expanded entertainment village including concerts by a number of local favorites including the local rock of Detour, the classic reggae of The Big Takeover, Belleayre regulars and favorites The Trapps fresh from opening for America at the Belleayre Music Festival and the alt-rock of New Paltz based Ratboy. Read more »
Cortland, N.Y. - Check out some of the exciting events and deals at Greek Peak!
September 29th, 4:00pm - 10:00pm: United Way Day of Caring @ Cascades Indoor Waterpark - $25 per person, portion of proceeds to benefit local charity. Food & Supply donations will also be accepted at the door. For more information and advanced sale tickets, please contact the United Way of Cortland County directly. Limited tickets will be available at the door the day of the event Read more »
Canandaigua, N.Y. - The fall colors are arriving early this year at Bristol Mountain and the 2010 Fall Sky Ride season at Bristol Mountain is underway. Guests have spectacular views of the fall foliage from the popular sky ride attraction. Riders are whisked up the mountain on the Comet Express Hi-Speed Quad which is slowed down to a leisurely 15-20 minute ride up the face of the mountain. Guests can ride or hike down from the top. Read more »