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Submitted by Jess Collier on Nov 10, 2016
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It’s finally the holiday season! I love the holidays because it’s just one big party for more than a month straight. Seeing friends and family you haven’t seen in a while, meeting new people and making new friends - there's so much fun in store each holiday season! Schroon Lake is a wonderful place to head for the holidays. The town has a holiday decorating contest each year, so the streets are
Submitted by Jess Collier on Jun 24, 2016
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Walk through the campus of the Seagle Music Colony and you’ll be met with the beautiful strains of sopranos and baritones drifting across the summer air from all directions. There are myriad rehearsal spaces at this intense vocal training camp, a piano in nearly every nook and cranny, and the performers definitely make use of all of them. The Seagle Music Colony is the oldest summer vocal
Submitted by Jess Collier on Mar 31, 2016
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SCHROON LAKE — Clean out your cupboards, because alcohol has been outlawed in Schroon Lake. On Thursday night, the Schroon town board voted 3-2 to re-institute Prohibition in the quaint Adirondack town. According to the town board members who voted in favor of the decision, visitors were having too much fun, so they had to nix it. “It’s just too much — people laughing, grinning, singing
Submitted by Jess Collier on Mar 02, 2015
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We already know that Schroon Lake is known as a “summer haven for culture,” and music is a huge part of that. The musical styles that are popular here are at opposite ends of the spectrum, but they’re still both very Adirondack. From opera and musical theaterSeagle Music Colony grooms young artists for opera and musical theater. It’s the oldest summer vocal training program in the U.S.,
Submitted by Jess Collier on Feb 23, 2015
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After the 2013 film “12 Years a Slave,” which won the Academy Award for that year’s best picture, most people are familiar with the story of Solomon Northrup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841. It’s not as widely known, however, that Solomon was a son of the Adirondacks. He was born in the tiny town of Minerva to a father who was a freed slave and a mother who was