Lakers Helping Others: One Student's Dream To get To Greece


UPDATED WITH CORRECT EVENT DATE. The Greek Themed Coloring Fundraiser Party is on Saturday, Nov 25th. Still time to RSVP. 

Dejanira Plumstead, a student at SUNY Adirondack  -- who calls North Hudson home -- is raising funds to get to Greece for the International Education program next year. Deijanira has started a bottle drive and a campaign at You Caring to help her raise $4,000 for the trip. Over the next several months, she will be holding fundraising events. On Saturday, November 25, she will be hosting a Greek Themed Coloring Party at the North Hudson Firehouse. For more information on that event, click here.  Here is more from this determined young woman:

"I am making this group for an International Education program offered at my college, SUNY Adirondack. This coming May, (2018)  the Anthropology classes (along with students from different majors) are taking a trip to Greece. This trip is for 2 weeks in  and will count as a credit for college. The main reason we are going is to visit the heartland of art, science, anthropology, archaeology, and the humanities. Feel free to share this."

Best of luck, Deijanira.

Schroon's New Moon Goddess Circle

The goddesses gather at True North Yoga in Schroon Lake on the Sunday nearest the new moon. All women are invited to come into circle for ritual, sharing, and connection. True North welcomes and support newcomers, while strengthening their ongoing sacred relationships within their sisterhood. The next meeting is on Sunday, November 19 at 7 pm to celebrate the new Cold Moon. For more information, check out our story in Fall Fun in the Adirondacks 2017 section.




The Call Of The Mountains: “The 46ers” Film

Premiering this week (November 13) on WCNY is a masterpiece work on the 46 Peaks from young director Blake Cortright.

The film began shooting in July of 2013, when the crew of “The 46ers” took a camera crane to the summit of Whiteface Mountain. They were met by fierce winds and thick clouds atop the mountain. It was one of the many obstacles they -- like the thousands who have hiked the High Peaks – faced.over the next three years of shooting and post production.

The result is simply stunning. Here’s more from the press release:

"The 46ers is a feature film that captures the imagination and inspiration of those who make scaling the 46 Adirondack Mountain High Peaks in northern New York State a life-changing experience in their lives.

The film provides an introduction to the men and women of the Adirondack 46ers Club, a group that supports the hiking of the high peaks in summer and winter from places such as Mount Marcy, the place from which Director Blake Cortright drew inspiration for the film.

As spectacular as the vistas are as seen atop 19 of the High Peaks including Cascasde and Porter, so are the moving stories of individuals who set out to move through the mountains at paces that range from intense to gentle. The result: memories and stories that last a lifetime, including those of Pete Fish, who hiked Marcy, the highest peak in New York, more than 700 times and Ron Konowitz, the first to ski all 46 High Peaks.

Follow the stories of ordinary men and women who have done the extraordinary. What draws these people?  It is not all beautiful views and comfortable conditions, because climbing these mountains is tough. The journey can be treacherous, even life threatening; yet these individuals persevere".

Can’t watch where you live? You can also purchase a DVD, by clicking here.