Adirondack Communities Shine
Growing up in the Adirondacks I've developed a passion for the people who call them home. They live, work, and play, as do I, in the most fascinating little towns and communities. There are endless stories to tell and I believe I am well equipped to tell them. This is the life I live. I get extremely excited when I connect with my fellow Adirondacker's. Please share your Adirondack story ideas with me. Together we can explore ways to highlight our home like no other.
Here are just a few of my favorite Adirondack-themed video productions. Enjoy! -Josh
Passion On The Ice at Colby Classic Fishing Derby
Take a look back at the 2013 Colby Classic Ice Fishing Derby in Saranac Lake, New York. The popular community event, around since 1984, is held on Lake Colby on the first weekend of March. Anglers participate with a passion, not just for hooking fish, the bigger the better, but also for the love of the sport and of nature and the outdoors. The Colby Classic is organized each year by The Saranac Lake Fish & Game Club. Learn more by visiting saranaclakefishandgameclub.com.
A Last Look at Hawkeye's Spectacular Car Collection in Gabriels, NY
What's in your barn? Hawkeye had you beat! Northern NY's biggest antique dealer and famously eccentric friend John W. "Hawkeye" Hawkinson quietly passed away at his home in Gabriels, NY on July 15, 2016. The following images show for the last time much of his delightful collection as he left it. Enjoy!
All Roads Lead To Bloomingdale: 19th Century Crossroads Village Blooms Anew In The 21st Century
If Thornton Wilder had looked a little farther west, he might have set his Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Our Town" not in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire but in the Adirondack Mountain village of Bloomingdale. In the 1840s, the banks of a humble stretch of brook, a tributary of the Saranac River, gave rise to a settlement that flourishes---quietly and soulfully, in the vein of "Our Town"---to this day. Bloomingdale has had its ups and downs. Yet from its children's playground and ballfield behind the fire house to its once-grand Main Street to its two placid cemeteries, this is a place where people live, love, raise families, grow old, and return to the Earth with dignity, sustained through it all by a genuine and touching love of home and neighbors.
The Adirondack Mountain Village of Saranac Lake Remembers Its Curative Past
Most of us have heard William Faulkner's famous line about the past not being dead. His wisdom is nowhere more apparent than in the Adirondack Mountain village of Saranac Lake. Here, from the 1880s to the 1950s and a little bit beyond, tuberculosis patients arrived from near and far to rest on porches, breathe crisp pine-scented mountain air, and get well or die trying. Antibiotic therapy eventually put the village's sanitariums and cure cottages out of business. Still, in architecture, memory, story, and a heart-breaking poem penned by a brilliant young woman who didn't get well, the village's rich past remains vibrant and alive.
A Time of The Signs at The Hotel Saranac
You know it's a great day when you come out of a productive meeting with Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) at Origin Coffee Co. and get a chance to capture a little magic at The Hotel Saranac! Yahoooooo!!! #HotSaraIsBack