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The "rule of threes." It is suggested that bad things come in groups of three -- but we think the same goes for the good, the unique, the authentic, and the just plain bizarre. When you...
Welcome to spring! I've finally found the silver lining to our mild winter: a mild spring! The ice is receding off of the lakes beautifully and road cyclists have been able to get a jump...
Let's start with a quiz: Question: How many different towns, villages and hamlets are contained within the Adirondack region of New York State?  A. 12 B. 6 C. 74 D. 102 Thinking. Thinking.....
Most people have their own special place - a place where they gravitate to escape the nuances of everyday life. It might be a bench at your local park, a grassy spot with a stellar view, or even a...
What Speaks to You? There is something about the Adirondacks that speaks to individuals in different ways. For many it is the obvious reasons -- the endless beauty of mountainscapes,...
Are you ready for Valentine's Day? After getting wrapped up in all of the excitement of the Broncos and the Panthers, it might have slipped your mind that Valentine's Day is right around...
Walking the white carpet With the annual Northern Challenge Ice Fishing Derby now just days away, it's time to think about just what you want to wear on the big day. Whether you are a...
It was right in front of my eyes... After high school I was, like most young adults, ready to get as far away from my hometown as possible and create experiences on my own. During my first...
More than just a summer destination When you picture a vacation in the Adirondacks, you probably imagine warm summer evenings camping under the stars, early morning fishing trips, and...
Christmas carols, then and now As a child, I always loved singing along to Christmas carols. I remember playing the same two Christmas cassettes (sides A and B) repeatedly from...
Gift ideas for shopping local: Every year, we say we are going to get our holiday shopping done well before the Thanksgiving turkey goes into the oven. But, unfortunately, it seems like...
Dreaming about ski season? Yup, it's that time of year! The flip flops and shorts are long gone. The life jackets and kayak have been properly stored for the winter, and the ol' bike has...
The Adirondacks are filled with a wide variety of extremely talented artisans, crafters, tradesmen and entrepreneurs and each offers up quality products & services that define our unique...
As a child, from age 8 to about 12, I slept every night curled up in a ball so to not let my feet come close to the foot of the bed. I recall waking up some nights with painful leg cramps, yet would...
It's what the Adirondacks are all about... The Adirondack Park is made up of over 100 unique towns, villages, and hamlets, each boasting their own distinct small-town flare. From the...
"Why do you sit there like that?" As much as we would like to believe that this awesome streak of gorgeous weather will last forever, it happens... in rolls some rain and out goes your...
It happens to the best of us... you show up to the office, look at the piles on your desk and simply don't know where to start. You try to dig into one project, but can't quite wrap your head around...
September... As much as I absolutely love summer and I'm currently feeling a little sad to see it behind us, I have to say that I enjoy September.  September truly is spectacular time to be in the...
From the mountain, to the river... Fall in the Adirondacks is practically here, and with the change of seasons comes the time when we dig out the sweaters, pick the pumpkins, and better...
Gute Zeit (Good Time) To a native of Tupper Lake, "Oktupperfest" rolls off your tongue like it is a completely normal word & concept. But it has increasingly come to my attention that...
As locals, we often accept the way things are and assume them to be normal. I'm sure you do the same with your hometown - simply assume that someone visiting the area for the first time will be able...
Art & Chainsaws Art and chainsaws may not be two words that one would traditionally consider using in the same sentence. Typically when you hear the word art, hundreds of words come to...
As the holiday weekend approaches both the weather and the event forecast are looking superb. And while we know Mother Nature can change her mind at a moment's notice (keeping our fingers crossed) we...
Wondering what to do with the family now that school is out? Looking for a unique weekend getaway, or a week-long family vacation? We've collected 10 reasons why a visit to Tupper Lake should be on...
The best place to dine... Nothing brings people together like good food or a campfire. Combine the two and the results can be remarkable! Some of my fondest childhood memories...

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