Adirondack A&E e-News # 100

We’re Celebrating!

How time flies when you’re having fun. This is already our 100th edition of Adirondack A&E’s e-News! So it seems like a great time to say thank you for the encouraging words we’ve received for this new venture. When we launched back in December 2021, we thought we had a good idea and your kind words and support have been most welcome.

You inspire us, and we hope we inspire you!

We’re thrilled to report that the e-News subscriber list continues to grow, and more and more arts and entertainment establishments are sharing their activities, both on the Adirondack A&E website’s Events page HERE and by sending us their press releases and notices covering art and craft galleries, the performing arts including theatre, concerts and musical performances, and museums, restaurants, nightclubs, breweries and beyond.

We want to ask two things of you. First, will you tell your friends, colleagues, members and anyone with an interest in the Adirondack arts and entertainment scene about us? You can direct them to the website HERE.

And, two, let us know what you like (and don’t like!) about ADK A&E e-News. Is it too long or too short? What content would you like to see? How could we better serve you? Your feedback is very helpful and, yes, we do listen.

We plan to add more editorial features, profiles and the like, much like the periodic “Essex County Arts Council Out and About” columns. Are there other types of coverage you’d like to see?

We want to make ADK A&E an even more useful news service for the arts and entertainment community, and you can help us do that.

Thanks—and now let’s celebrate!

Beth & Tim Rowland

UPDATE: Local Authors Book Signing Event in Hague

Friday, July 22, 5-8 pm, Silver Bay YMCA Conference Center in Hague

We’re very pleased to announce that our book signing event will have a special guest, someone the Library of Congress has named as a “Living Legend.”

Katherine Paterson, award-winning author of more than 40 books, will be present to sign books that people bring to the event. Please note: she will not have books for sale. In addition to many other honors and award, Katherine is a two-time winner of the Newbery Medal – for Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved and has also won two National Book Awards, for The Master Puppeteer. and The Great Gilly Hopkins.

In addition to Ms. Paterson, 20 authors from the region will be present, signing copies of their books and answering questions about their work. The authors represent a wide variety of genres, including children’s and young adult books, humor, historical books and more. This is an excellent opportunity to meet local authors who live in and/or write about our region.

Silver Bay YMCA Conference Center in Hague, 87 Silver Bay Rd, Silver Bay (Hague)

Below is only a sampling of the books that will be available.

East Branch Friends of the Arts Presents

“Songs of Erin” with Eileen Egan Mack & Michael Clement

Sunday, July 24, 3 pm

A fundraiser to benefit the Johnsburg Historical Society
“Songs of Erin” draws from traditional Irish ballads and art songs, pieces by 20th century composers.

More information and tickets HERE.

Tannery Pond Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek

Adirondack Artisan Festival

Saturday, July 23, 2022, 10 am, Included with Admission

Bring the Adirondacks home with you after a visit to the Adirondack Artisan Festival. Featuring artisans and makers from throughout the region, you can find paintings, furniture, specialty foods, sculptures, clothing, stained glass, and more. From the traditional to the contemporary, the local products for sale at the festival are inspired by the natural majesty of the Adirondack wilderness; many are made using techniques passed down across generations. The festival offers a unique and memorable market for all things Adirondack, highlighting the variety of historical and modern processes used by makers and artisans in the North Country today.

For more information including a list of vendors participating, go HERE.

Adirondack Experience, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake


During this year’s Keeseville Community Arts Festival, don’t miss this chance to experience a hands-on sketching workshop on July 22-23 that Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is co-hosting alongside our friends at AdkAction!

Join in for this unique, architect-led artistic experience and learn how to take these skills out into your own backyard.

The Bookstore Plus Sidewalk Signings

Two signings Saturday, July 23

Dana and Yvona Fast from 1 -3 pm to autograph copies of their Good in the Midst of Evil.

Jeremy Cross from 3-5 pm to autograph copies of his book The Story of The Squatch.

Good in the Midst of Evil is Dana Fast’s memoir that follows her life story from when she was a little girl after the Germans invaded Poland, her time in the Warsaw Ghetto, her escape from the ghetto, her life in hiding, and into her return to Poland as an adult.

Dana Fast escaped a Warsaw Ghetto when she was young and later in life earned a degree in Chemistry and had a career in medical research. She retired to gardening, hiking, and volunteering in her community of Saranac Lake, where she has lived for almost a half-century. Yvona Fast is a first-generation immigrant American. She began writing at age ten when she won a $25 bond for her essay, My Favorite American – despite the fact that her family was immigrants, and she’d only been speaking English for a little over a year!

The Story of The Squatch is about a Squatch whose family was taught to avoid all humans, no matter what. Squatch and humans just did not mix. One afternoon, a young Squatch comes across three humans, hiking in the mountains. Could the Squatch become friends with the humans, even with their differences? The Squatch reminds us to keep our minds open, because we never know just who, or what we will find.

Jeremy Cross developed his passion for writing almost as soon as he could hold a pencil. Growing up, he spent many of his summers and weekends, paddling, camping & hiking, in the Adirondacks.

The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, Lake Placid

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