Susan Sweeney-Smith and Junior Welling smiling for a selfie.

Summer Fun in Clifton-Fine

By Susan Sweeney-Smith It is almost summer here in the Clifton Fine Region. It is very hard not to be happy here this time of year (except for JuneBugs – yuck).  Lots of old friends are coming in for the summer. I have had three great coffee dates already — one lasted four hours! I

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.

Wandering Through the Wild Center

A late August day brought a long overdue trip to the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Much of the time was spent enjoying the Wild Walk and the indoor attractions, it was what we saw outdoors that captured our attention and clearly sparked the imaginations of the children playing in and around the installments. On

live music sign

Summer Concerts Swing into August

After a yearlong hiatus, the Clifton-Fine summer concert series is back this year in Wanakena. Driven entirely by donations from the community, the 2021 season has brought us everything from blues to indy rock and the lively sounds of Useless Cans, a self-described “gypsy/folk/swing band” out of Albany, NY. The concerts typically start around 7:00

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