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10/05/2016 - Ticonderoga, N.Y. — The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) are pleased to announce they will host the annual HalloweenFest. The Halloween celebration has grown from a one day event, to a two day event in 2015, and now into a four day/weekend long celebration. HalloweenFest Weekend 2016 will take place Friday, October 28th through Monday, October 31st. All of the weekend’s events that are being hosted by an array of businesses and... [READ MORE]
09/22/2016 - Crown Point, NY/Addison, VT — Nicholas and Nicola Bell, with their baby Poppy, were the first people to complete a new quest that links Crown Point, NY with Chimney Point, VT. The British family followed clues on a Quest Map and answered seven riddles to obtain the quest’s treasure: a commemorative coin. The Bells, who were visiting from London, reported, “It was a great deal of fun!” The Bridge Quest was developed through a partnership among the Champlain Valley National Heritage... [READ MORE]
09/05/2016 -  Westport, N.Y. -- Two hikes, more than thirty agricultural vendors, two bands, local breweries and wineries, food trucks, farm demonstrations, featured speakers, and plenty of tasty food will all be available at the first Adirondack Harvest Festival on Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport. It all begins on Friday at 5:00 p.m. with the Harvest Moon Hike. Champlain Area Trails (CATS) has organized a 4-mile hike along the DaCy Meadow Farm... [READ MORE]
08/08/2016 - Westport, N.Y. — All are invited to experience a showcase of the breweries, wineries, cideries, creameries and farms that dot the Adirondack landscape at the inaugural Adirondack Harvest Festival on the evening of Sept. 16 and all day Sept. 17 at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport, N.Y. The new Adirondack Harvest Fest showcases the region’s network of (Champlain Area Trails (CATS) hiking trails alongside the farms and food producers of the region.It offers... [READ MORE]
07/18/2016 - Ticonderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is pleased to announce that they will host the 8th Annual StreetFest in Historic Downtown Ticonderoga on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The 2016 StreetFest will include shopping, sidewalk sales, non-stop live entertainment, arts and crafts, variety of vendors, food, Farmers’ Market, fun, Star Trek, as well as kids activities. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Nominal fees may apply for some... [READ MORE]
07/18/2016 - (Ticonderoga, NY) Experience martial music at its best at Fort Ticonderoga on July 30th during the Fife and Drum Corps Muster! From the American Revolution, to modern commemoration, learn about the practical purpose of fifes and drums. Enjoy the stirring rhythms and tunes of these classic marches and camp songs throughout the day. Admission to the Fife & Drum Corps Muster is included in a Fort Ticonderoga general admission ticket. A special evening Twilight Fife & Drum Corps Concert... [READ MORE]
07/07/2016 - (Ticonderoga, NY)  Join Fort Ticonderoga for a two-day battle re-enactment highlighting the climactic summer of 1777 as the Fort’s American garrison was outflanked by a British invasion force descending from Canada.  The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Admission to this re-enactment event is included in a Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission ticket.  The Surprising American Retreat:Highlighted programming featured throughout the weekend... [READ MORE]
07/07/2016 - TICONDEROGA — The 24th Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show will be held Sunday, Aug. 7, in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a number of awards given out including Fabulous 50, Top 25, and an array of special awards including Best of Show Car, Best of Show Truck, Best of Show Motorcycle, Best of Show Display, 1 Super Wheels Prize Package, Chambers Choice, Fans Choice, Most Radical Engine, Best Color Scheme, Favorite Antique, and Best Work In Progress. New awards/... [READ MORE]
06/14/2016 - Soundwaves is pleased to present the 2016 summer concert series at Ballard Park in Westport, NY. North Country resident and veteran Jazz trumpeter Taylor Haskins and his wife Catherine founded Soundwaves in 2014 when they accepted the role as volunteer organizers of the Westport Community Concert Series.This summer Taylor has curated a program of 6 performances by internationally renowned artists that is musically on par with the best summer festivals. Despite Taylor's jazz background, this... [READ MORE]
05/17/2016 - (Ticonderoga, NY)  Join Fort Ticonderoga on Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, to salute the service of the armed forces of the United States on the very grounds where so many American soldiers fought and sacrificed. Parade into Fort Ticonderoga behind the Fife and Drum Corps during a special program on Memorial Day at 11 am, and step back in time to meet the soldiers of the American Revolution. Experience all aspects of the life of the Continental Army soldier in 1776, from their weapons to... [READ MORE]
04/15/2016 - TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Area Farmers’ Market returns this spring with a preview market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at 1114 Wicker St. (Wicker Wood), near the Walmart entrance (across from Christopher Chevrolet Buick).This event is part of the National Small Business Week celebration in Ticonderoga taking place from May 1 to 7, with an emphasis on thinking local, which is being organized and coordinated by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is also the main... [READ MORE]
04/05/2016 - People taking part in Champlain Area Trails’ (CATS) “Grand Hike to the Essex Inn” on Saturday, May 14 will walk on three new trails. The inn-to-inn hike begins in Wadhams where hikers will set out on the new “Wadhams Lookout Trail” and see a panoramic view of the High Peaks. “This is a little jewel of a trail,” said Chris Maron, executive director of CATS.  “You’d never expect to see such a beautiful vista with such minimal effort.  It provides a great start to the 11-mile... [READ MORE]
04/02/2016 - TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is thrilled to welcome Kaylene Ross as their newest staff member. Kaylene has joined the team as the Chamber's Administrative Assistant. Kaylene is from Ticonderoga.“Please join the Chamber in giving Kaylene a warm welcome to our team. Kaylene will bring much needed assistance to the Chamber to continue to serve, market, and promote our members, partners, and the entire Ticonderoga Area. As the Chamber continues to grow in... [READ MORE]
03/21/2016 - Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is hosting the North Country’s third annual inn-to-inn hike on Saturday, May 14. The 11-mile Grand Hike to the Essex Inn will take place on CATS hiking trails and scenic back roads from Wadhams to the Essex Inn, where there will be a block party celebration featuring live music, restorative yoga and chair massage provided by Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness, kids crafts and a photo booth to commemorate the event.“The Grand Hikes have been a great success,” said... [READ MORE]
03/02/2016 -  Elizabethtown, N.Y. (January 6, 2016) – University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s auxiliary is accepting registrations for its upcoming race event. The Doc Lopez Run for Health is taking place on Saturday, March 19 and features a half-marathon, 5K and 1-mile walk.Registration is available online at year, the race attracts over 150 runners from as far away western New York, Vermont and Canada, with many more from the local region. The... [READ MORE]
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