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04/18/2017 -  Contact:Michael G. Roets, Site ManagerCrown Point State Historic Site21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point NY Point, NY)……. The Friends of Crown Point State Historic Site are pleased to announce that they will host an unveiling ceremony for a monument commemorating the Crown Point cannon that Henry Knox hauled from Lake Champlain to Boston at the beginning of the American Revolution. The ceremony will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, May 13th at 1:... [READ MORE]
04/05/2017 -  Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is hosting the North Country’s fourth “Inn-to-Inn” hike on Saturday, May 13. The 11-mile “Grand Hike to the Essex Inn” will be on CATS hiking trails and scenic back roads from Wadhams to the Essex Inn where there will be a “block party.”  The celebration features the Zip City Blues Band, restorative yoga and chair massage provided by Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness, kids crafts, a photo booth to commemorate the event, and a buffet dinner.  “... [READ MORE]
03/16/2017 - (Port Henry, NY) The Moriah Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the new hiking "Moriah Challenge!"To complete the "Moriah Challenge," hikers must complete all four local Champlain Area Trails (CATS) hikes, which include Belfry Mountain, Big Hollow/Coot Hill, Cheney Mountain, and Crowfoot Pond Trails. Starting May 1, 2017, anyone who successfully completes the challenge and submits their information will receive a commemorative embroidered patch to celebrate their accomplishment. To claim... [READ MORE]
03/06/2017 - Ticonderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Historical Society unveils the first of three new exhibits being installed at the Hancock house on Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m.  Historical Society Programs Assistant and former Essex County Historian Diane O’Connor will present the opening talk, which is free and open to the public.   Votes for Women looks at the fight for women’s suffrage in New York State, where women won the right to vote in 1917, more than two years before the national amendment to... [READ MORE]
12/08/2016 -  (Ticonderoga, NY)  Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” will begin in January and run through April 2017. The lecture series will be held on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. in the Mars Education Center. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door; Fort Ticonderoga Members are admitted free of cost.“The Fort Fever Series is a wonderful opportunity for Fort Ticonderoga Museum Staff to share their latest research with the public,” said Beth Hill, President and CEO.... [READ MORE]
11/10/2016 -  Ticonderoga, N.Y. -- The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with area businesses and organizations, will host the 7th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration from Friday, November 25th through Sunday, December 4th, 2016. The celebration will kick off with events such as Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, Holiday Wagon Rides, and the Rockin’ Tree Lighting. As part of the Ticonderoga Area... [READ MORE]
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]
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