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Entries from December 27th, 2011

Shaving to Begin for 4th Adirondack Donegal Beard Contest

December 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Adirondack News

Participants in the 4th Annual Adirondack Donegal Beard Contest are preparing to shave their facial hair New Year’s Day in anticipation of growing their Donegal Beard for this year’s contest. New beardsman are welcome to take part in the event, which is free and open to the public.

The Donegal Beard (also called a Chin-curtain or Lincoln) is an Irish-style beard that grows along the jaw line and covers the chin – no soul patch, no mustache. Contestants must be clean shaven January 1st and grow a Donegal Beard by St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th).

The contest will be held from 4 to 7 pm, Saturday (St. Patrick’s Day), March 17, 2012 at Basil and Wick’s (formerly Casey’s North), on Route 28 in North Creek, NY. Judging will be begin at 6 pm, prizes will be awarded. There will be live entertainment.

Judging is based on the criteria that includes Manliness, Fullness, Length, and Style and Sophistication.
2011 Adirondack Donegal Beard Contestants

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Late Autumn Search and Rescue Report

December 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · News

Hello Winter, Goodbye Autumn.

DEC backcountry activity was a bit quieter this year. I guess Hurricane Irene had a little to do with that.

  • Lost hunters
  • Rock-climbing accident on Pok-O-Moonshine [sic]
  • Lost wife on the way to Rocky Falls
  • Drowning on Galway Lake
  • Injured hunter crawls 3 hours for cell-service
  • Lost and overdue hikers

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An Adirondack Gift

December 21st, 2011 · 3 Comments · Adirondack Life

Very nice.

by Adworkshop (via @VisitAdks)