Of ice and men

Although we never challenged the world speed record of 143 mph, set in 1938 on Lake Winnebago by the stern-steerer, ice boat Debutante, it was great to be out on smooth ice in a stiff breeze.

Adirondack Sportsmans Dinner returns

On Saturday, March 14, the Adirondack Sportsmans Dinner will again be hosted in Schroon Lake. The featured speaker will be Charles Alsheimer, an award-winning outdoor writer, nature photographer, lecturer, and whitetail consultant.

Mr. Alsheimer is the northern field editor for Deer and Deer Hunting magazine and host of their national television show, Deer & Deer Hunting TV. His specialty, both as a writer and photographer, is the white-tailed deer.

The event, which includes a full banquet menu and sportsmans show, also offers a wide range of seminars on outdoor skills including such topics as Flies For the Dog Days of Summer, Hunting With a Primitive Flintlock Rifle, Deep Woods Deer and Bear Hunting, Survival with Marty Simons, Dog Hunting and Upland Birds, Muzzleloader Hunting Made Simple, Backwoods Brook Trout, Lost Proofing, Adirondack Whitetail Deer: Hunt Harder, Hunt Higher, Best Trophy Trout Fishing on the East Coast and A Hunter's Year in the Adirondacks. For information and registration visit www.mountainsideny.com

Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at brookside18@adelphia.net

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