Foliage forecasts differ on color quality; state pegs fall tourism at $13B
A dry, hot summer could mean a loss of fall’s beauty, as the state’s colorful landscape is blossoming earlier and with less vibrancy.
PLAN’s newest preserve located within conservation subdivision
The Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve consists of uplands, wetlands and woods. It also contains the Meadow Vista housing development, a 21-unit project sitting on a city conservation subdivision zone contains more than 50 percent open space. The more than one mile of preserve trails are open to the public.
Yaddo Garden Association hosts ghost tours of Spa City grounds
Many visitors of the gardens at the Yaddo Artist’s Retreat in Saratoga Springs say there is a “mysteriousness” to the place and that they sometimes don’t feel quite alone there. The Yadoo Garden Association is holding tours this fall to tell the ghostly tales.
Self-guided tour features a variety of Clifton Park farming operations
What has become an annual tradition to recognize the changing of the seasons in Clifton Park will be taking place Friday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Sept. 16. Farm Fest will see area farms opened to the public for a self-guided tour of the town’s agricultural offerings. Activities include animal rides, hayrides, farm tours and food samplings.
DEC confirms city homeowner’s discovery of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
An invasive species was confirmed as being spotted for the first time in Schenectady County on Monday, Aug. 20, by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
National firefighter themed adventure race comes to Saratoga County
On Saturday, Sept. 8, the Ellms Family Farm at 448 Charlton Road in Ballston Spa will host Hero Rush, a 5K race with up to 20 obstacles simulating scenarios presented at emergencies. Gates open at 8 a.m. with the first run set for 9 a.m. Adult races ($74 entrance fee) and a Junior Hero’s Race ($15) are slated along with entertainment, food and a midway. Spectators can watch for free.
Years after grand plans presented, only small portion completed
The lower portion of a 4.6-acre city-owned property on Saratoga Lake was opened to picnicking, fishing and non-motorized boat use. Though city officials applauded the move, the facilities are a far cry from what was originally proposed in 2008 development plans that called for a three-phase plan complete with a public beach, pier/dock, an amphitheater, a beach area and picnic areas.
Improvement district says over use, cost of managing lake at issue
Members of the SPLID introduced draft legislation in July that calls for owners of motorized boat and docks to register with the district every year and for boaters to pay for day or week use passes.
Glenville residents seek to limit access to neighborhood pond
Some Glenville residents are reeling after being unable to catch fish at a local stocked pond, and they are asking town officials to cut the lines of fellow fishermen.
APF to hold 20th annual Fireplug 500 Walk for Animals; town approves expansion
The Animal Protective Foundation is hosting its 20th annual Fireplug 500 Walk for Animals on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Central Park in Schenectady. The event raises money to support the nonprofit’s animal care, adoption, and spay and neuter programs.
The dirt was flying and hoofs thundering at the Double M Rodeo August 11. This Gallery shows the courage of the performers during the event. Lots of pictures to see.
Kids take ownership of outdoors with new program
In an effort to instill an appreciation of nature in youths of the new millennium, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy has developed a program to allow children their own space out in the woods.
Fun Fly event at Maalwyck Park is a miniature air show for all ages
The Glenville Electric Powered Aeromodelers Club on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5, hosted the John Maggs Memorial Fun Fly, which had all-electric radio controlled model plans zipping above Maalwyck Park.
Project totals $500k for “basic” park features; decade-old grant to be tapped
Nearly 10 years ago, town officials secured a $250,000 grant for park improvements. Now, it looks like that money has a chance to be spent.
Tent-A-Thon returns to Tawasentha Park for 19th event
To show solidarity for those living in poverty, a group of people will come together to live for an extended weekend in tents at Guilderland’s Tawasentha Park.