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Ticonderoga — the summer place to be

Supervisor thankful for community support

The fourth annual Streetfest in Ticonderoga attracted hundreds of people downtown. It was part of a busy summer in the community.

The fourth annual Streetfest in Ticonderoga attracted hundreds of people downtown. It was part of a busy summer in the community. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— “The Ti Montcalm Street Partnership and the chamber have contributed so much to our community,” Malaney said. “Their events were a great success.”

The summer of 2012 has also featured a resurgence of the arts in Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga Arts, the Ticonderoga Festival Guild and the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance have all brought programming to the community.

Ti Arts hosted “Art in the Park, a Plein Air Fest” where local artists Joan Pulling and Stella Dwyer instructed participants during an oil painting and water color workshop. The group also operated its gallery in the Hancock House.

The Ticonderoga Festival Guild celebrated its 30th season with its Arts Trek program for children as well a Ti Talent Night, a Ticonderoga Community band performance and other events.

The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance joined with the festival guild to sponsor a performance by the Lake Placid Sinfonietta and a Shakespeare production. The alliance also worked with Fort Ticonderoga to bring the Adirondack Jazz Orchestra to town for a show.

Ti Arts and the alliance then joined to open a new art gallery on Montcalm Street in July.

“The cultural arts have been a great addition to the community this summer,” malaney said. “Arts and culture are a key component to any community; they make people feel good about themselves and their town.

“The fact that these groups collaborated is important,” she added. “It’s a great sign of good things to come.”

Fort Ticonderoga has done it part, too, Malaney noted. Besides hosting living history, educational and other events, Fort Ticonderoga has joined in community events. The fort’s fife & drum corps marched at Streetfest, a recreation of canon placement on Mt. Defiance was held downtown and the first-ever conference on Lake Champlain and Lake George was hosted by the fort.

“The fort has been very supportive of events in town,” Malaney said. “Fort Ticonderoga is an important part of our community.”

The supervisor also noted programs at the Heritage Museum and the Ticonderoga Historical Society’s Hancock House. She also expressed appreciation for the Ticonderoga Police Department, which has supported all the local events.

‘It’s been a wonderful summer,” Malaney said. “It’s always a good thing when your streets are filled, your stores are filled. There’s been a lot of action in town; it’s been a great summer.”

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