August 2019 Articles in this Issue The Derry Queen Niki Kourofsky Google “floating picnic table” and it’s easy to fall into a rabbit hole, chasing one link after another to curiouser ... Read More The Long View Ben Gocker Growing up among the woods and waters of Long Lake, the Hosley brothers’ heads always swirled with notions of worldly... Read More Planes and Pancakes Jennifer Dorr-Moon Most summer mornings on Piseco Lake, you’ll hear only natural sounds: lapping waves, twittering birds, the occasional... Read More Birding with Teddy Roosevelt Jaime Fuller The hermit thrush is a compact bird, a snowball with big eyes topped with feathers the color of sugar-maple bark dapp... Read More Kindervolk Lisa Bramen The keg had been tapped, the morning’s firewood–stacking conga line completed, and the day’s festivities were well un... Read More Adi-rookie Nancy Davis Kho I admit it was a bit of an ambush. “Make a loon call,” I commanded my friend Maria, shoving my phone up to her mouth ... Read More Behind the Music Annie Stoltie Recently, a historian friend known for sleuthing regional nuggets found the album Old Time and Jugband Music by a gr... Read More Olympic Flames? Alison Haas It is early in the morning, a day after the Notre-Dame fire in Paris, and I can’t sleep. I can’t stop thinking about ... Read More Chagall in Cranberry Lake Lisa Bramen Reviled as a “degenerate” by the Nazis, celebrated by the Paris art world and investigated for suspected Communist ti... Read More Sheltered Past James H. S. McGregor In 1869, four years after the end of the Civil War, hundreds of men and women from Boston and New York headed to the ... Read More On Newsstands Now February 2023 Taking on the 33-mile Jackrabbit ski trail, plus snowshoe outings, avalanche safety, rediscovering heritage skills, a visit to the other Lake Placid and more! Adirondack Life Magazine Subscribe Today! Latest Articles Wayne Failing: Master of Fun By Michael Virtanen Free Skate: How to Build a Backyard Ice Rink By Adirondack Life Henry Beach and the Art of Deception By Sally Svenson Service Stations: American Legions in the Adirondacks By Niki Kourofsky Search Search for: Follow Us FollowFollowFollow Adirondack Life Store for calendars, apparel, maps and more!