Poker Paddle poster with image of river and houses on shore

Sun and Fun at the Annual Poker Paddle

By a Lucia Plumley VerSteeg Saturday, July 23 was the day of the 16th Annual Cranberry Lake Boat Club’s Poker Paddle on the river in Wanakena, and it was a perfect day for this event! Although I no longer paddle my kayak, I do enjoy welcoming the paddlers back to shore and participating in the

Cranberry Lake North Shore Hub logo

Help Clean the Hub

By Susan Sweeney Smith Here’s your chance to volunteer for your community! On Sunday, July 10, volunteers will come together at the Cranberry Lake North Shore Hub to complete an essential interior cleaning of the former chapel area. We will start work at 9:00 a.m. and work no later than 4:00 p.m. A few hours

Wild center t-shirt with illustration of a beaver

Climate Solutions at the Wild Center

By Amy Jerome The Wild Center located in Tupper Lake made a strong case for human involvement in their mission towards coexistence with nature, as they unveiled their new exhibit on climate solutions. I attended the event with my parents and we were welcomed at the door by Robin Ellis who checked our names off

July 4th in Wanakena

By all accounts, Wanakena saw its biggest July 4th celebration this year with a parade that celebrated everything from the area’s first responders to Smoky the Bear and Sasquatch. Of course, it was the annual duck race—a fan favorite of locals and visitors alike—that drew hundreds to the shores this little section of the Oswegatchie.