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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Arts Council held a reception for supervisors at the historic Hand House last week to thank them for their role in helping to revive an agency that just a decade ago had been in danger of withering away. Read more

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WARRENSBURG | The Richards Library is one of this year’s Preserve New York (PNY) grantees. Read more

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Singing in a choir makes you happier! It’s science. Jaime Babbitt recently wrote an article for Chorale Director magazine entitled “Your Brain and Singing: Why Singing in a Choir Makes You Happier.” Read more

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SCHROON LAKE | Silence might be golden, but actor Buster Keaton took it one better. “Silence is of the gods,” he said. “Only monkeys chatter.” Read more

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The Elizabethtown Social Center is excited to bring back another season of live summer performances, “On the Center Lawn!” Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic, billed as America’s premier youth fiddling show band, is in high demand across North America, having played 1,500 concerts including gigs at the White House and Lincoln Center. Read more

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NORTH CREEK | The mosaic mural on North Creek’s Main Street will continue to grow due to recent grant awards from Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council and New York State Council on the Arts for mosaic workshops at Johnsburg Central School (JCS). Read more

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TICONDEROGA | When paper mill magnate Horace Moses built the Hancock House in 1925, he envisioned it as a repository of knowledge and art. Read more

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The sweet sound of the Sweet Adelines is featured in a special Valentine program at our Sunday, Feb. 10 coffeehouse, Discover North Country a Cappella Read more

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TICONDEROGA |  The Ticonderoga Historical Society (THS) has received a $7,500 grant for the conservation of a battlefield mural depicting the significant historic battlefields from Plattsburgh to Saratoga. Read more

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Our monthly coffeehouse concert series, Discover North Country, starts Jan. 13! Read more

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CHESTER | Children’s opera “Billy Goats Gruff” will come to Chester July 28 Read more

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PORT HENRY | The Sherman Free Library, fashioned of the elegantly sturdy oak and brick that defined the mining era in which it was built, has always known what it had — sort of. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The International Paper Foundation and New York State Council on the Arts have awarded grants to help fund the free children’s programs and summer concerts put on by the Ticonderoga Festival Guild. Read more

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ESSEX | With the new year moving toward spring, town officials and residents here are considering possible uses of the second floor in their historic town hall. Read more

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Discover North Country Folk with the Pitch Benders String Band on Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. Read more

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ESSEX — The high-pitched wail of seagulls over the waterfront might appear like real-time warnings, hovering near the Masonic Lodge on Main Street. Read more

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LONG LAKE — As part of its regular Thursday night concert series, the Long Lake Friends of Music will be holding a concert of two classical musicians from the Republic of Korea. Read more

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TICONDEROGA – The Hancock House will soon showcase the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York state. Read more

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PORT HENRY – The Sherman Free Library in Port Henry has found funding for restoration of a valuable historic painting. Read more

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