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Off to the woods | Notes from the North Woods

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to confront only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived” Henry David Thoreau

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Dam Nation movie | Conservation Conversations

A few months ago I wrote about the impact that dams have on fish migration.

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DEC seeks public help for Moose sightings

The DEC Region 5 Wildlife staff are seeking assistance from the public to locate moose for a moose population study.

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State Police: Beware phone scam

Swindlers are calling businesses and individuals and telling them their power will be shut off if they don’t pay their “overdue bill,” reported New York State Police in an alert last week.

Lost in a change of seasons | Notes from the North Woods

The recent Columbus Day holiday weekend certainly brought out the crowds, as hikers too to the trails, and paddlers packed the ponds.

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DEC: Youth Hunt event, smart phone apps show agency's commitment to outdoor sports

As the North Country comes alive with the sound of gunshots, the state’s Department of Conservation has launched a publicity campaign to remind the public of a pair of hunting-related initiatives designed to broaden interest in the state’s sporting industry.

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An end of the season romp | Notes from the North Woods

Well, I did it! I finally took a little trip way back into one of my favorite brook trout waters.

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Wide eyed pheasant hunters | Conservation Conversations

It was a beautiful fall morning and the fall colors were everywhere.

Surveys for the strand given to students

The Strand Center for the Arts is collecting information from SUNY Plattsburgh students to improve the types of classes and events it hosts at its theater and center.

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‘World’s Largest Garage Sale' to engulf Warrensburg

Warrensburg's Worlds Largest Garage Sale is back, and it's expected to have the biggest collection of yard sales and vendors ever.

Octoberfest half marathon, 10k upcoming in Peru

The 4th Annual Octoberfest Half Marathon and 10K will take place Saturday, Oct. 11 at 9 a.m.

Traveling folk-punk musicians coming to Plattsburgh

Traveling musicians Sama and Patrick Callan will be making their return to Plattsburgh as part of their two month long tour.

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Good Times in Small Towns | Notes in the North Woods

I’ve recently returned from a long weekend, spent in the hamlet of Indian Lake.

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Citizens prepare for record crowd expected at World’s Largest Sale

Warrensburg braces for what's expected to be a record-breaking 'World's Largest Garage Sale'.

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The great Adirondack Flycasting Championships | Notes from the North Woods

Although the ancient Egyptians have been credited with utilizing a combination of fur and feathers on a hook for the purpose of angling for fish, there is very little known about the history of flyfishing prior to the seventeenth century.