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Crowd attends debut of Conservation Park

BOLTON LANDING - About 150 people attended an Open House Nov. 14 celebrating the rebirth of the former Conservation Club building on Edgecomb Pond Rd., a favorite spot for local celebrations.

Complete with Adirondack-style architectural influences, the new building was constructed to replace the deteriorating building which was originally the home to the local Fish & Game Club, which dissolved and donated the structure to the town in the late 1990s.

The afternoon open house drew a crowd to celebrate the spacious, attractive structure that offers stunning views of Edgecomb Pond and surrounding scenery. The building, with a well-equipped kitchen and upscale amenities, is set on 22 acres of property. The new facility, now known as Conservation Park, features a spacious patio with waterside benches - plus a trail along the pond.

Former Bolton Supervisor Kathleen Simmes was a leader in the 10-year effort to reconstruct the building. She said Monday she was very pleased with the outcome, and that local citizens love it - already five parties are planned to occur at the facility over the next several weeks.

"The new Conservation Park building has beautiful architecture - it's spacious and functional - and with its Adirondack theme, it lends itself to its surroundings," she said. "For years, I've thought it's needed in the community." Others who volunteered their time and talent to make the Conservation Park a reality include: Kevin Kershaw, Barry Kincaid, Richard Horsch, Susan Wilson, Jack Robinson, David Greene, Jack Hall, Myrna Oatman and Rich Simmes.

Holiday art show set

for next weekend

Local painters, photographers and artists will be conducting a holiday show and sale 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Dec. 4 and Sunday Dec. 5 in the Bolton Town Hall. Author Jodi Auborn will be on hand to sign copies of her adventure novel, "Stormwind of the North Country." Written for young adults, the book has appeal for older readers, too. Door prizes and refreshments will be offered. Admission is free for either day.

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