Power Rangers

How energy auditors help you save cash

by Kenneth Aaron

Jennifer Monroe has seen things. Things that make energy bills read as scary as Stephen King novellas: Unsealed homes that suck cold air into the basement and shoot warm air out of the attic. Spare refrigerators that chug merrily all day long, chilling nothing but a lonely 12-pack of soda. Oil-swilling boilers installed during the Johnson administration.

Here’s the really scary part: All that stuff could be in your house. read more

Doctor of Fine Arts

Essex conservator Emily Phillips

by Lisa Bramen

Aside from being what might be described as a first-world problem, “I got lobster guts all over my valuable painting” may be the oddest as­signment Emily Phil­lips has faced as an art conservator.

But the job’s not all crustacean-flesh removal. Pigments fade. Canvas tears. Paint becomes brittle and cracks or flakes. The years can be cruel to works of art, and careless stewardship even crueler. read more


Archived Articles

  Regional Reads 2014 A selection of new Adirondack titles
August 1994   The Immunity Community Saranac Lake's Trudeau Institute has been at the forefront of the battle against disease for forty years.
October 2014   Sisters Bistro A taste of place in Old Forge
October 2014   John Van Alstine This internationally known sculptor breathes life into stone and steel
October 2014   How Can All the Remembering Be Told? The tireless Marjorie Lansing Porter was a collector of tall tales and forgotten tunes and the caretaker of our region’s identity
October 2014   College for Every Student Why Essex is the epicenter of a global movement
At Home in the Adirondacks 2014   Power Rangers How energy auditors help you save cash
At Home in the Adirondacks 2014   Doctor of Fine Art Essex conservator Emily Phillips
At Home in the Adirondacks 2013   A Handmade Tale The life and work of a Vermontville homesteader
1998 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Group Therapy For twenty-nine summers, this paddling pack has plied new water every week
April 2002   Future Shock The coming Adirondack climate
August 2014   Ironman A day of reckoning for 3,000 athletes and 4,000 volunteers. An 11-million-dollar boost for the local economy. A months-long saga that divides the community—those who love the hoopla and others sick of the hassle. Luke Cyphers reports on the biggest athletic event in our region
August 2002   The Truth about Teddy Modern politicians invoke Roosevelt's legacy—but do they get it?
October 2013   Adirondack Kimchi A local take on a spicy Korean staple
2001 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Martha and Fred Visiting Weller Pond—where seventy years ago an unlikely friendship was forged—to discover the healing power of the woods.
June 2010   Ermina Pincombe Benson's singing supervisor
October 2014   Roadside Serenity A random act of gardening
October 2014   Hobofest Saranac Lake's roots music celebration
August 2014   Mountainside Library Lake George's indie book club
June 2011   Arto Monaco From Tinseltown to Land of Makebelieve: a portrait of Upper Jay's old master
February 2014   Guts and Glitter The dazzling dreams. The grueling training. The star-studded past. Behind the scenes of Lake Placid’s fIgure skating culture
2011 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Cranberry 50 Looping the park's third-largest lake
2013 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Range Rovers Taking on the Sewards
June 2008   Many Happy Returns Why one couple hikes the same 132-mile trail every spring
April 1982   The Search for Steven Thomas He vanished on Marcy's summit six years ago, but his family and friends still hope to solve the mystery
October 2013   Basic Training Milking goats, drinking wine and embracing community at the Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival
August 2014   Campfire Stories Love and loss on Lake George
August 2014   Fessy’s Footage Saving an Adirondack outdoorswoman's home movies
August 2014   The Vagabonds Ford, Firestone, Edison and Burroughs and the birth of Adirondack car-camping
Collectors Issue 2007   Holy Fixer-Upper Trying to pin down the appraised—and spiritual—value of a former monastery