Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Chronicle Perspectives

Dunham’s Bay Resort: 95% ‘Farm to Fork’

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

AJ Richards, executive chef at Dunham’s Bay Resort in Queensbury, said he’s been working on expanding use of local and regional farm ingredients at the resort’s restaurant since arriving there three years ago.

“We’re not claiming to be 100% ‘farm to fork,’ but of the produce, we’re at 95%,” Chef Richards said. “This has always been a passion of mine. I’ve always wanted to …

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Push for local foods in local restaurants

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

About 70 people — including 25 chefs and farmers from 23 regional farms — attended a conference on “Increasing Local Food in Restaurant Menus” on March 26 at Dunham’s Bay Resort.

The event was sponsored by Adirondack Harvest, SUNY Adirondack and the Tri-County Transition Initiative.

“This is the first step toward a series of dining festivals featuring local food and craft beverages…in the Lake …

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Perfect for choral singers

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By Sandra J. Hutchinson

If you sing in a choir or choral group, or are even thinking about trying it, I urge you to read Imperfect Harmony by Stacy Horn (2013, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill).

Part memoir and part history of group singing, the book explores how and why singing in a group can be a route to happiness.

Ms. Horn relates her own experience as an amateur singer …

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Little Notch group raises $427,000, nears buying camp

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The Friends of Camp Little Notch has raised $427,000 in three months and expects to buy the 443-acre former Girl Scout camp in West Fort Ann.

“I’m very confident we will hit our goaland then some,” Friends of Camp Little Notch president Jo Lum told The Chronicle.

“We met with the Open Space Institute [OSI] on Monday, and they know where we stand. We …

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Ski group seeks amendment for backcountry touring trails

By Patrick Daley, Chronicle Staff Writer

For the first time since 1987, The Adirondack Park Agency is accepting comments regarding amendments to New York State’s State Land Master Plan (SLMP).

The non-profit Adirondack Powder Skier Association (APSA) is lobbying for an amendment to allow backcountry skiing in the Adirondacks that adheres to New York State Constitution Article 14, known as the “Forever Wild” clause.

APSA president and founding member Ron …

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