Saturday, August 31
For more than a decade, a project to turn the intimate, historic Richards Library into a full-service resource center has been underway. Within a few weeks, the expanded and renovated library — with its many new amenities — is expected to be open to the public.
The Burghers' football team facing the severe limitation of a minimal roster — but they've always overcome adversity in the past to offer up action-packed football with innovative plays and displays of athletic prowess.
Aggressive physical play is a hallmark of the Lake George Warriors Football Team, and the 2013 lineup — with a muscular, experience line — is likely to have a successful season.
Austin Pastore, son of Nora Pastore of Schroon Lake, recently graduated from Universal Technology Institute (UTI) of Norwood, Mass in the Diesel & Industrial Technology field.
Equipment used to hold youth horse shows during the Essex County Fair has come up missing three weeks after the annual festival.
The fifth annual Hobofest takes place Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Union Depot in Saranac Lake.
The North Country Regional Youth Justice Team, one of eight established across the state as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s ongoing efforts to reform New York’s juvenile justice system, met for the first time in Lake Placid, bringing together key partners to begin discussing ways to improve outcomes and continue to reduce the number of youth who become involved in the system.
Friday, August 30
Johnny and Silvia Rose have announced the engagement of their daughter, Alana J. Rose, to Michael J. Gaddor, son of Joseph and Thelma Gaddor.
From Plattsburgh to Lake Placid area there will be a plethora of entertainment you won't want to miss, Plattsburgh will be invaded by Burlington hardcore rock, final concerts on the lawn will perform to the facing colors of summer, Lombardi and the Oldest Living Confederate widow will offer final servings of theatrical performances at local theaters, Folks Up In Trees will shake for peaches, Salted, White Pyramid and Obellum. See complete event information in our Focus on Entertainment column for the week of Aug. 30 through Sept. 5.
All former events have been leading up to the First Weekend Summer Finale. The two-day finale will be an explosive mix of returning and rookie First Weekend performers, demonstrations from area businesses and performance groups, family fun activities and much more.
Now that a plan is in place with a referendum set for Oct. 22, Mayor Dale Holderman said he and his fellow board members are going to let people know how they really feel.
The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for the past month:
The Lakeside School, located at Black Kettle Farm in Essex received a grant from the Essex Community Fund.
Gore Mountain has announced an exciting list of projects that guests should look for during the 2013/2014 winter season.
Thursday, August 29
Picture newly laid black asphalt bulging up here and there, then green plants pushing on through and out to the light, ready to sprout up to six or eight feet high.
It was another beautiful week, but the leaves are changing fast to let us know what is ahead.
Warrensburg Car Hop planned
Memories of bygone days
•100 years ago - August 1913•
Genetic Engineering — Nature’s Way
Labor Day weekend festivities; craft fair
Major General Patrick A. Murphy, The Adjutant General for the State of New York, has announced Timothy Kane from Putnam Station serving with the 1427th Transportation Company is promoted to the rank of private.
The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce has announced the list of events that will accompany their annual Labor Day weekend celebration. On Friday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Sept. 1 the Strand Theater will be showing the movie “The Mountains Will Wait For You,” about Grace Hudowalski, the first woman 46er and a lifelong proponent of hiking in the High Peaks.
Port Henry will be celebrating its 123rd Labor Day weekend Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 with numerous games and activities for children and adults. According to Tim Bryant, Moriah Chamber of Commerce president, the festivities open Saturday evening with bluegrass music at the Port Henry beach at 6:30 p.m.. A fireworks show will follow from the pier at 8:30 p.m.
The Town of Willsboro may be the center of the Essex County political universe in the 2013 election season.
The weather was beautiful and the greens were thoroughly green at Cronin’s in Warrensburg for the 8th annual Black Mountain Open on Sunday, Aug. 18.
Amy Gehrig’s job might be a little easier if they called it something else; but the term ‘ombudsman’ is unfortunately here to stay.
With reference to remarks made by Village of Saranac Lake Trustee Allie Pelletieri published in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise on July 13, 2012, who gave good reasons to oppose the proposed NCCC project.
Nellie Ruth Halloran and Joseph John Donaldson were united in marriage on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at The Farm in Irishtown, under an apple tree, with their guests enjoying a gorgeous view of nearby Green Mountain.
Wednesday, August 28
The members of the Westport Ambulance Squad would like to thank everyone who donated so generously to our recent Stretcher Drive.
The Chesterfield Fish and Game Club will be having a gun show on Aug.31 through Sept.1 at the club house on Green Street in Clintonville.
The local American Legion post is looking for new members.
It’s hard to believe we’re planning Labor Day weekend!
Recently it was announced that the Obama administration will offer super rich companies a chance to bring back billions of dollars to the U.S. and the government will incentivize them to do so.
Have you seen the Summer 2013 edition of Pawprints?
Wow what a great deal to turn 80 years of age, my family treated me royally as some 21 members of my family came together for a great meal at the Essex Inn on Saturday evening.
Since 1916, Pottersville has never hosted a parade and festival as large as the one held Aug. 24 to celebrate Warren County's Bicentennial.
Members of the county Board of Supervisors voted 17-0 during a special meeting Aug. 26 to increase their share of the sales tax from 3.75 percent to 4.00 percent. The increase brings the total sales tax figure to 8.0 percent with state and county combined. Westport Supervisor Dan Connell was unable to attend the meeting.
Did you notice the new stile in town?
The Garden Club of Lake Placid extends an invitation to an exclusive, first edition preview party of its controversial calendar, Babes in Blooms.
The New York State Tax Department today unveiled an easy, fast and secure online STAR Registration platform for homeowners currently receiving the Basic STAR property tax exemption.
Notes from the North Woods
Recently, I was seduced by a small stream that continually calls me back to its banks for a final embrace, and just one last cast.
Aug. 8, 2013 was a sad day for justice and for a well revered family of Crown Point.
Shrimp and Gouda Arancini
The flavor at Mickey’s restaurant in Plattsburgh is definitely that: local. But even with a head chef and a sous chef who are both from the Champlain Valley, and who cut their culinary teeth working in local kitchens in and around Plattsburgh, the dinner menu at Mickey’s is far from the status quo.
You would think that we had “scene” it all in Plattsburgh as the summer season winds down, however if you haven’t gotten out much lately, you will still find the most interesting people and vibrant events around town.
Throughout the North Country, there are streams that have been used as power sources in the past.
On Sept. 11, 2001, 2,606 people were killed when terrorists dive bombed the twin towers in New York City, both inside and outside the buildings. Another 266 died aboard the four hijacked airliners.
As the latest example of New York State following their policy of eradicating the mark of man in the Adirondacks, the historic Cody Place in West Stony Creek is scheduled for destruction -- like the entire 1800s hamlet of West Stony Creek, as well as lean-to structures throughout the wild forest lands.
Tuesday, August 27
Many area business people have said for years that a lack of a sewer system in downtown Chestertown has stunted local commerce. Recently the town of Chester board voted to take a step toward that goal.
For Joshua Bridge, the choice for where he should spend a semester studying abroad came down to his favorite movies.
Guests at the Depot Theater’s Gala at DaCy Meadow Farms enjoyed an evening of music, dancing and theatrics, raising money for the professional rural theater.
On Saturday, Aug. 10, approximately 900 people attended an open house at Miner Institute in Chazy. The goal of the open house, the first at Miner Institute in nearly five years, was to highlight the educational programs available at the facility, as well as to showcase their Heart’s Delight Farm Heritage Exhibit.
The Essex Community Concert Series is ready to wrap up the 2013 summer season, but not before a piano performance by Jessica Roemischer.
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
I keep coming back to two key words: blame and responsibility.
Monday, August 26
The Adirondack Mountain Garden Club will sell hosta, hydrangea, day lilies, sedum, lungwort, bee balm, roses, rudbeckia, ligularia.
Local brothers Brock and Connor Marvin traveled to Durban, South Africa, to take part in the 14 Annual World Transplant Games.
As the summer months wind down, officials from a pair of organizations that promote tourism in the region spoke about the year and the impacts of the business locally.
Saranac Lake’s Adirondack Artists Guild will feature recent watercolor and acrylic paintings by Ken Wiley from Sept. 4 to Sept. 29. The opening reception will be on Friday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 52 Main Street.
This year, Seton Catholic Central will celebrate its 25th anniversary, and brain-storming sessions have already begun as to how best to commemorate that milestone.
Sunday, August 25
The agency that's lent a helping hand to thousands of families in the region is holding a golf tournament as a fundraiser, and all are invited to participate.
Ten students from Keene Central School were able to see the culmination of a two-year fundraising effort when they spent 12 days in Spain.
The Pines Inn Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series presented by Adirondack “By Owner” concluded its eighth annual season with its final performance on Aug. 13 with Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds.
Saturday, August 24
A parade and celebration of this magnitude hasn't been held in the towns of Chester and Horicon for many decades — North Warren Citizens are going 'all out' to make their festival celebrating Warren County's bicentennial a record-breaker.
Members of the Essex County Personnel Committee talked about increasing the amount a person would pay to take the state exam required for those who apply to be employed by the county.
Due to the high demand from area World War II veterans the North Country Honor Flight announced a second aircraft has been added to the scheduled Sept. 14 flight to Washington, D.C. Honor Flight flies WWII veterans to their Memorial in Washington at no cost to them.
Friday, August 23
The Long Lake Summer Bass Derby took place on Saturday, Aug. 11 with 15 registered teams of two participating for cash prizes, 50/50 raffle and lunker award for highest individual weight fish.
There is so much to do for the weekend, including a 24-hour fun experience at the Adirondack Carousel, Funked Up Fairy Tales in Westport and bands in Plattsburgh and Lake Placid!
Starting Friday, Aug. 16, patients at the Westport Health Center were finally able to see the fruits of the past few months of construction.
One more vote will determine if the village of Keeseville will cease to be an incorporated entity after Dec. 31 of next year.
Always I have been pleased by my Scotch ancestry and always I have enjoyed what Robert Burns said: “The greatest gift that God could give us, is to see ourselves as others see us.”
New federal healthcare law will soon change the way businesses and employees obtain health insurance.
The ROTA Gallery is offering local poets, musicians and other talented artists an opportunity to showcase their talents during Open Mic Poetry Night every other Thursday at 50 Margaret Street. Several local talents have already showcased their flair during Open Mic Poetry Night (OMPN), said ROTA OMPN organizer, Chris Ostuni.
Thursday, August 22
It’s August, but the skiing and riding season at Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., is not too far off.
•100 years ago - August 1913•
Fee hike at Warrensburg transfer station
Last 2013 concert features Marty Wendell
Indian Lake Chamber News - The River Starts Here
So, I personally survived the Adirondack Challenge, as did the hundreds of volunteers who turned out to help pull off an amazing event in less than two months.
Dezore Cleveland passed her permit on Aug. 5, her 16th birthday and the next day she drove Earl Allen to Northville to the calling hours of our dear friend, Bob Rockwell.
Community members showed up in droves to help raise funds for a local theater threatened with “Go Digital or Go Dark.”
The home will host a donation drive for the residents Thursday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. until noon and again from 1 to 4 p.m. in the activity room.
Mark your calendar for this year’s Farm 2 Fork Festival. It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Park in Saranac Lake.
Port Henry will be celebrating its 123rd Labor Day weekend Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 with numerous games and activities for children and adults.
Comedy night, a live band and auctions/raffles taking place at Elk’s Lodge Aug. 24.
On Aug. 24, CancerBgone will be holding a Comedy Night fundraiser at the Elks Lodge in Plattsburgh. The event will feature New York City comedians Johnny Lampert and Moody McCarthy, who have appeared on HBO, Jimmy Kimmel and David Letterman. Also featured will be the Philadelphia based soul/funk/hip-hop band Swift Technique, who have toured the country and are on their way back from a successful tour of the West Coast.
Winners of the Peter Neal Memorial Scholarship have been announced.
Based on what I’ve read, two fishermen were ticketed for having milfoil and one with water chestnuts and they are going before the judge in Ti.
Angela Kelley walked out of the Bar Exam, “packed up her stuff in Albany, and showed up ready to work on Monday morning,” at the Essex County Public Defender Office.
World renowned trio to play in Saranac
On Aug. 25, Hill and Hollow Music will present the world renowned Prima Trio, in a free concert at the United Methodist Church on Route 3 in Saranac. Featuring music ranging from classical to contemporary, the trio made its debut at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in 2007. Since then they have received countless honors world-wide for their music, including the Grand Prize in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, as well as the Gold Medal in the Senior Division of that competition.
Chilson Founders is a new not-for-profit organization of local residents who have banded together to preserve and maintain the former Chilson United Methodist Church building on Putts Pond Road, as well as other landmark properties in Chilson, including Chilson Cemetery.
Wednesday, August 21
Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the private nonprofit, historic preservation organization for the Adirondack region, has unveiled its latest publication - a 52-page full-color guide to Camp Santanoni.
Where did August go? Let’s make the best of what’s left.
One regular standout event in these parts is the annual talk at Camp Dudley hosted by the Literacy Volunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties.
The art association’s last show of the season opens this Friday, Aug. 23, with a reception at the gallery from 5 to 8 p.m.
Once again, the North Country Hardship Fund’s annual fund raiser, “Wayne Stock VI” was a resounding success.
This is the week that Champlain Area Trails will be hosting a bridge building workshop.
Did you know that children who grow up in households with pets actually have fewer allergies?
Things are feeling more like fall each week, morning light come later and it gets dark earlier, some warm days and cooler nights sure feels like summer is fast coming to a close.
The craze of obstacle course racing is sweeping the nation and now, there’s a new player.
The Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union (TFCU) hosted their first Estate Planning and Asset Management Seminar to an audience of 69 people on Wednesday, July 31, at the Best Western Plus in Ticonderoga.
Notes from the North Woods
There is a unique element surrounding outdoor sporting endeavors that seems to trigger the competitive juices in all of us.
The Elizabethtown-Lewis Library Board of Directors has many people to thank for the success of the August Book Sale.
I turned off the main road and started up the long driveway back into the woods.
North Country Community College’s proposal to create a applied technology center in the former Lowe’s building in Ticonderoga is drawing rave reviews — as it should.
Mother/Daughter, cross-generational advice for women and those around them.
I am a new college grad and have been interviewing for professional positions, but not seeming to get a job offer.
The words Stinking Thinking has long been part of the language around alcohol and drug addiction counseling.
Tuesday, August 20
Both the primary election in September and the General Election in November in Warren County offer intense competition and intriguing politics, according to the roster of candidates now determined since the deadline for filing petitions passed at 5 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 20.
If you are a new resident of the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School District and have a child of school age, then you need to notify the District Office of the school for registration and enrollment.
Ellenburg Depot natives Eric and Leigh Gibson and their bluegrass band — The Gibson Brothers — topped the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award nominations this year with eight, IBMA officials announced Aug. 14 at their Nashville headquarters.
Lake George Village leaders grapple with event-related parking and traffic woes, as well as making it easier for individuals to distribute literature on public property — in a nod to Freedom of Speech Rights.
The search for missing 15-year-old Cole Anauo has ended with him returning home on Monday, Aug. 19. Anauo was classified a runaway. Anauo’s parents contacted the New York State Police at 9:30 p.m. on Monday night and informed police he returned to their home on Davis Road in Schroon Lake in good health. Public Information Officer with the New York State Police Trooper Jennifer Fleishman said she couldn’t comment on where Anauo had gone or why he had run away.
A new anchor health-care center for Hudson Headwaters Health Network, which serves many thousands of people in southern Adirondacks and the Glens Falls region, will boost vital services, create jobs as well as enhance Warrensburg's streetscape, area officials said this week as ground was broken for the facility.
World renowned trio to play in Saranac
On Aug. 25, Hill and Hollow Music will present the world renowned Prima Trio, in a free concert at the United Methodist Church on Route 3 in Saranac.
Essex County Undersheriff Michael Badger, along with thirty-six undersheriffs from across New York State, recently attended a training conference at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs.
The craze of obstacle course racing is sweeping the nation and now, there’s a new player.
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
As another summer draws to an end and the days grow shorter you can see people scurrying about trying to squeeze in those summer time activities before the season changes.
From the road, Richard’s Beverage Center looks like a small mom & pop store, but inside, you’ll find one of the best assortments of craft beers in the North Country. In fact, Richard’s got its start 51 years ago as exactly that; a small, neighborhood grocery store.
Monday, August 19
Acclaimed musicians from across the nation are in Lake George this week for a daily lineup of rehearsals, concerts and workshops, and the public is invited to enjoy their performances.
The search for missing 15-year-old Cole Anauo, headed by the Schroon Lake Fire Department, has been called off. Anauo has been classified a runaway. Chief of the Schroon Lake Fire Department, Rodney Secor said they called off the search because police investigators kept getting conflicting stories. New York State Police continue to search for Anauo.
An artist who has exhibited around the world came to Essex last week to do the same, this time for a cause.
Essex County Public Health emphasizes the many health benefits associated with outdoor activities in the heart of summer and encourages people to take precautions to protect their health.
The Adirondack History Center Museum is offering the seventh lecture in the Elizabeth HW Lawrence Summer Lecture Series on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m.
Amy Gehrig’s job might be a little easier if they called it something else; but the term ‘ombudsman’ is unfortunately here to stay. It’s a Swedish word that means “citizen advocate,” and that’s who Gehrig needs in Essex County: concerned volunteers who can advocate for elderly people who may not have a voice of their own.
Sunday, August 18
Two years ago, the waters from the Gulf Brook spilled over its banks and caused havoc to the hamlet of Keene as part of the mark Tropical Storm Irene left on the North Country.
The Adirondack Park Agency will welcome two new Board members to the Agency during this week’s monthly Board meeting.
Matching children with special needs to books and stories that will motivate and engage them.
Saturday, August 17
A new website is promoting the trails, roads and parks in the North Country as a great place to “Get Out and Live.”
The third annual Adirondack Senior Open golf championship, part of the Sunbelt Senior Tour, will again be held Aug. 26-30 at the beautiful Whiteface Club & Resort in Lake Placid.
The Lakeside School, located at Black Kettle Farm in Essex is offering a new day-care option for young children in the North Country – the “Sprouts” program.
Friday, August 16
Apartments half rented; applications being accepted
Residents are expected to move into the new Moses Circle Senior Apartments in Ticonderoga Oct. 1.
A bakery, a pub and a homeowner win annual awards from Lake George village for their varied accomplishments that enhance the quality of life in the community.
Water project comes in under budget
Moriah has closed the books on the Forge Hollow-Elk Inn Road-Stone Street water project with $120,000 left over from a federal grant obtained to pay for the project.
Organizers of the 10th Annual Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival have finalized their lineup for this year’s event, which will be held Aug. 16-18 at the Ski Bowl Park.
Sam’s Club in Plattsburgh is asking area residents to pull on their riding boots and take a motorcycle ride in support of diabetes research.
Annual volunteer dinner Oct. 16
Nominations are being accepted for the annual Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce awards. The chamber will hold its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 103 Montcalm St., Ticonderoga.
After hearing little response from representatives at the state and federal level, World War II veteran Joe Demarco turned to the halls of the Essex County Board of Supervisors.
The Hollywood Theatre is proud to present “A Tribute to the Classics” a musical salute to a selection of great American film soundtracks.
Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is developing a new hiking/skiing trail that would be an important link in a trail that could connect Essex and Willsboro.
Thursday, August 15
As plans were unveiled Thursday Aug. 15 for a Marriott Courtyard hotel in downtown Lake George, local officials predicted it will boost the area's economic and cultural vitality, as well as create 100 good jobs and stem the tide of local youth migrating elsewhere in search of better opportunity.
On Wednesday, Aug.14, at approximately 8:45 p.m., New York State Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle/pedestrian collision on State Route 9N in the town of Elizabethtown. Jonathan D. Lessard, age 28, of Fairhaven, Vermont, was traveling southbound on State Route 9N in Elizabethtown when his vehicle struck Lenore Sicola, 15, of Elizabethtown.
Hudowalski documentary to be shown in Schroon Lake
A Ticonderoga native and Schroon Lake resident will be the focus of a documentary film to be shown locally. “The Mountains Will Wait For You” will be screened at the Strand Theatre on Main Street in Schroon Lake Friday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Sept. 1.
High water a problem
Mother Nature may delay work to save the Bulwagga Bay shoreline. The project, designed to stop beach erosion, is scheduled to be completed this fall. That timetable may need to be adjusted, though.
Construction through Sept. 24
Motorists are advised that portions of the Lake Champlain Bridge spanning Crown Point to Addison, Vt., will be reduced to one alternating lane during the day beginning Monday, Aug. 19. The lane reduction will be in place on weekdays on an intermittent basis from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. until approximately Sept. 24.
Northern Warren County citizens are likely to gain an unexpected new asset. The town of Chester is now in final negotiations to share the services of Warrensburg Assessor Greg Klingler. But they may not be aware that he's an outstanding scenic photographer that publishes post cards — and he now intends to aim his lenses on the Chester landscape.
A total of 312 runners turned out on Saturday, Aug. 3 for Race the Train’s 11th year.
The Hudson River Trading Company held its annual “Rhythm & Rhymes at the Hudson: A Celebration of Authors and Artists” on Saturday Aug. 3.
Malaney faces GOP primary challenge
Deb Malaney will face challenger Bill Grinnell in the Republican primary Sept. 10. Regardless of the outcome of that vote, both will remain on the ballot for the Nov. 5 general election on the independent line.
Adirondack author Glenn Pearsall released his second book, titled “When Men and Mountains Meet: Stories of Hope and Despair” in the Adirondack Wilderness after the American Revolution, at the Tannery Pond Community Center Aug. 4.
Around 1,100 people attended Wayne Stock VI on Aug. 3, breaking last year’s record. The music festival is a free event held each year at Ski Bowl Park, all the money raised comes from donations, live and silent auctions, a raffle, merchandise, and food.
For the past 20 years, aspiring thespians in the region have taken to the stage as part of the Boquet River Theatre Festival.
A meeting on the future of how properties would be assessed in the town of Essex and by whom turned tense during discussion time.
The summer season of entertainment keeps sizzling from Plattsburgh to Westport with musical performances by the Blind Spots, Stone Ground Express, Universal Transit, George Boone Blues Band, and Universal Transit. Theatrical performances will also liven up the Adirondack nights with final performances of Streetcar Named Desire, continuation of Funked Up Fairy Tales and performance of Charlie Brown.
The 2013 summer skating series continues this weekend, Aug. 16 and 17, with Friday’s Freaky Friday and the Saturday Night Ice Show at the Olympic Center, in Lake Placid.
The Retreat Salon and Spa in Dannemora has been open for only three months, but owner Christa Baker is already planning to expand. The full-service salon offers haircuts and color for both men and women, perms, manicures and pedicures, waxing, and now features airbrush makeup.
Wednesday, August 14
The local country-rock duo of Jennifer Gadway and Katy Cole — a.k.a. Decadence — will hold a CD release party for “Tales From the Mountains” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Copperfield Inn ballroom on Main Street in North Creek.
Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and Sept. 15
Limited Light Karaoke will bring “Karaoke In The Park” to Ticonderoga. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the karaoke will be held on Sundays — Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and Sept. 15 — 2 to 6 p.m. in Bicentennial Park. All community members and visitors are welcome to participate and attend.
A coalition of Adirondack Challenge organizers from the state, region, county and town levels critiqued the first-ever event Aug. 6 at the Indian Lake Ski Hut.
A walking tour of Lake George, featuring figures of local history and Q-code triggered videos via smartphones is now under development for the popular resort village. Also envisioned are vibrant displays of animated abstract shapes in vibrant colors, projected onto downtown buildings.
Lake George town leaders heard this week that the state's sewage disposal costs have improperly been billed to local homeowners, that petroleum pollution fouls a local beach, and that hundreds of thousands of gallons are leaking per month from one of their water systems.
In the rural Adirondacks, the bygone days aren't that far back in time — so many old-timers attending the Rural Heritage Festival & Youth Fair in Warren County Aug. 10 were nostalgic about a steam-powered woodsplitter, a wood-burning water pump and other novel feats of antique engineering; while others enjoyed games of horseshoes and croquet as well as wares offered by artisans and local farmers.
When protesters lined up here recently to protest Northern Puppies’ owner Tammy Staley and her husband Michael for their treatment of puppies and kittens in their care, it was not the first protest they had seen.
Family members of David Lang cried and called out “I love you Dave” to him as he was removed from the court room on Aug. 8 after the 71-year-old was sentenced to 15 years in prison with five years post supervision for killing his brother. Lang pleaded guilty to the charge of first-degree manslaughter. In June he had reached a plea agreement in Essex County Court that lowered the charge from the original charge of second degree murder. As part of his plea agreement, Judge Richard B. Meyer agreed to a sentence of no less than 10 years and no more than 15 years with five years of probation.
Rugged grape varieties yield award-winning wines in New York & Vermont
You may not know it yet, but the Lake Champlain Valley region of New York and Vermont is North America’s newest, fastest growing artisan grape-growing and wine-making region.
The local members of the 10th Mountain Division were celebrated at the Keene Valley Congregational Church as part of a benefit for the Keene Veterans Memorial Fund on Aug. 8.
After months of negotiations and litigation, the feud between the town of Essex and Lewis Family Farm has been settled with Salim “Sandy” Lewis walking away with a much smaller tax bill.
Challenger seeking GOP nod in primary
Bill Grinnell would like to bring a new perspective to Ticonderoga government. That’s why the Ti native is running for town supervisor.
The Depot Theatre of Westport, New York brings the world premiere musical “Funked Up Fairy Tales” written by Kirsten Childs and directed by Jerry Dixon, to the stage as part of their 35th Anniversary Season.
Scott E. Denno was sentenced to two 25-year concurrent sentences for his involvement in the murder of Robert Rennie Jr. in Keeseville. Rennie was found dead on Aug. 26, 2012. Denno is the first of three man charged in the death of Rennie to be sentenced and one of two found guilty of manslaughter.
When the Villari’s studio opened 30 years ago, karate and the martial arts were such little-known sports that Master David Boise found it difficult to find a landlord who would rent him space for his studio. Boise, a ninth-degree black belt, founded the Villari’s Self Defense Center of Plattsburgh in 1986. Boise, along with his wife Leisa and their assistant instructors, run a variety of courses for clients age 4 and older.
Tuesday, August 13
The development plans for the six-story hotel expected to change the face of Lake George Village are to be revealed Thursday Aug. 15 in a press conference at the village hall. The long-awaited plans are likely to include the hotel's exterior design and site configuration.
Noah LaPointe selected
An aspiring Crown Point author honed his skills at a college writing institute this summer. Noah LaPointe, a sophomore at Crown Point Central School, was one of 36 students selected nationally to attend the 15th annual New York State Summer Young Writers Institute at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.
Members of the Minerva Planning Board Aug. 7 unanimously approved Verizon’s application to construct a cell phone tower here on private property.
Ti youth market to close Saturday
Affordable, fresh produce has been available in Ticonderoga this summer thanks to a Ticonderoga Girl Scout.
One of the most valuable resources of a community is its volunteers helping to sustain programs that enrich the lives of residents. To harness that energy, the North Country Regional Volunteer Center (NCVC) will host an educational event for organizations to learn how to reach potential volunteers through an online data base on Aug. 29.
Antonette Knoedl returns to lead the newest cast at the Essex Theatre Company in “Becky Shaw,” which opens to audiences Friday, Aug. 16.
Naturalist and Outdoor Guide, Elizabeth Lee, is leading a hike up Cheney Mountain on Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Learn about the natural history of Cheney Mountain and support a great cause. RSVP by Aug. 23. All proceeds benefit High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care.
Monday, August 12
Silver Bay meeting Aug. 14
Local residents are being asked to participate in a project chronicling life in the Adirondacks a century ago. The J.S. Wooley Project is an effort to collect information and photos from Wooley, a famed photographer in the region at the turn of the 20th Century. A meeting on the project will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. at the Silver Bay YMCA auditorium.
Walt Thorne takes five medals in Ireland
Walt Thorne has beaten Father Time, along with everyone else in the world. The Ticonderoga track and field athlete claimed three gold medals at the World Fire and Police Games in Belfast, Ireland, last week.
Held in conjunction with Town-Wide garage sale
On Aug. 17, Champlain Telephone Company will hold its annual Customer Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mark Whitney of Schroon will have to get right to work in his new job.
This summer’s recent flooding on June 28 had no critical effects for Indian Bay Marina in Willsboro because they were ready this time.
The Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market will be celebrating the abundance of our land during the annual Bountiful Harvest Festival set for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.
Sunday, August 11
The Adirondack Carousel will be partying all night and all through the day Aug. 23 - 24.
Parishioners and community members gathered around the front of the United Church of Christ in Elizabethtown Aug. 4 to dedicate a new face for the town clock.
Saturday, August 10
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s novel “Pride and Prejudice” so what could be more appropriate than the production of a new musical adapted from her classic novel.
Doreen Ossenkops of North Hudson believes that businesses in the Adirondack Park are being discriminated against.
The public will experience first-hand what visual media was like a century ago, as Russell Serrianne presents his “Magic Lantern Show” at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Town of Chester Library.
I just wanted to say thank you to the expert town workers who took away the branch that fell on Burgoyne Road a couple of weeks ago.
Hungry Bear Publishing will release the first book to explore the history and culture of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Thursday, Aug. 15 during the Third Thursday Art Walk.
Author Gail Huntley grew up in Long Lake, and now she taps into the early 1800s in the first of a planned set of books that captures the lives of the people who first settled in the town.
Friday, August 9
While an impromptu protest was gaining strength outside her Plattsburgh Plaza pet shop, Northern Puppies’ owner Tammy Staley wanted her side of the story to be heard.
Festival Day, Canal Splash hope to draw large crowds with music, fun
The annual Westport Festival Day in Ballard Park will be joined by the New York State Canal Splash celebration, which will be held locally at the Westport Marina.
Westport’s Depot Theatre is a behive of activity, preparing for their Annual Gala, which will mark their 35 year anniversary.
The historic Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn was the setting on June 29, 2013, for the wedding of Rev. Alexis Yvonne Southerland and Dr. Obiora Nnamdi Anekwe.
The 10th annual Flippancy Fest – John Costello Memorial Coffeehouse – was held at the Hague Beach (thanks to the town of Hague for the beautiful venue) on July 26 and was blessed with good weather, great performers, a wonderful audience and a true feeling of John’s spirit.
Behind the glass doors and past the Italian marble floored lobby, renovations on the Strand Theater are rapidly approaching the finish line. With its $3.6 million renovation 90 percent complete, the Strand will soon be back to its 1924 gilded glory. Only a few finishing touches, and a few more dollars, remain before the grand re-opening next spring.
I loved The Our Town Theatre Group’s production of “Bugz” which I saw today!
Thursday, August 8
5K run/walk to benefit local Alzheimer’s group
The fourth annual Run To Remember Doug Hoffman 5K fun run/walk will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. at the Plattsburgh Recreation Center on the Base Oval. Prior to the run will be a “Brain Buster Bustle,” a one mile fun run for kids under 12. Proceeds from the run will benefit the Plattsburgh Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center.
Friendly games of croquet, spirited socializing and homestyle food are in store at this Sunday's 17th annual Sticky Wicket Croquet Tournament in Warrensburg.
Strange life in stranger places
Playground to be built this weekend
Golf tourney to boost outreach agency
Wayne Stock VI, which benefits the Hardship Fund, was another great success.
Question of the Month
Following a minor derailment of a locomotive breing pulled on the end of a passenger train last Friday, Aug. 2, the Saratoga & North Creek Railway will resume limited operations tomorrow, Aug. 9, according to company officials.
As leaders at North Country Community College continue to talk expanding the college throughout Essex and Franklin counties, the Essex County Board of Supervisors showed its support Aug. 5.
Martha Gallagher will perform her one-woman show, The Wonders of This World, as part of the Essex Community Concert Series at The Essex Community Church, 2743 NYS Rt. 22, on Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
An acclaimed photographer of Adirondack scenery, an Emmy-nominated jazz composer and pianist, and a renowned Adirondack folk singer collaborate for a unique presentation — and it draws a capacity crowd.
100 years ago - August, 1913
Organizers of the 10th Annual Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival have finalized their lineup for this year’s event, which will be held Aug. 16-18 at the Ski Bowl Park.
The purpose of this letter is to inform Ticonderoga gardeners and flower lovers that you have real friends here: the Ticonderoga Police Department and Officer Dale Quesnel.
A 30-year-old man was arrested on a felony burglary charge in connection with an early morning break-in July 30 at an occupied home on Split Rock Road in Hague, police said.
The Country Christmas Tour (CCT) Steering Committee would like to thank the Indian Lake community and visitors for their generous support for our annual 50/50 raffle fundraiser.
Haircut raffle aids Health Committee
Wednesday, August 7
Public hearing yields support for Thacher and Thompson’s Lake draft master plan
he New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Thursday, Aug. 1, held a public hearing on its draft master plan and draft environmental impact statement for Thacher and Thompson’s Lake state parks at New Scotland Town Hall.
Supervisors unhappy about lack of notification
A train derailment last Friday that has shut down rail service until Friday Aug. 9 has prompted the Saratoga-North Creek Railway to temporarily suspend its mid-day jaunts.
The Elks will be having their last family fun movie night this Friday Aug. 9, with a showing of “The Ultimate Gift.”
It’s a busy time! The annual Elizabethtown Library summer book sale at the United Church of Christ (UCC) is Friday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
CATS, the hill and dale trail builders, are holding their second photography contest.
Summer is flying past it seems at a rapid speed, and before we know it our summer families will be returning to their winter residence.
Mother/Daughter, cross-generational advice for women and those around them.
Westport Festival Day is this Saturday, Aug. 10, and will happen in conjunction with the Canal Splash festivities at the Westport Marina.
The NCSPCA currently has more than 50 adoptable animals eagerly waiting to find their forever homes.
Around 1,100 people attended Wayne Stock VI on Aug. 3, breaking last year’s record.
Hudson Headwaters Health Network, the dynamic and ever-growing chain of health-care centers, expands its women's care services with the acquisition of a prestigious regional obstetrical and gynecological practice in Glens Falls.
A hometown hero — Glens Falls' new claim to fame — wass headed to Lake George Aug. 7, but his visit was cancelled Wednesday morning
Notes from the North Woods
My parents were campers. I expect it was quite a chore for them to accomplish a tent camping expedition with the addition of five active kids.
It has been said that those who attend the meetings make the laws, those that don’t, get to obey them, whether you like it or not.
The Town of Mooers has a new face, online that is. A new website has been designed by Secretary to the Supervisor, Rena Bosley in order to display information about the town to the public in a more accessible and appealing way.
The North Country is now in the midst of the annual tradition that is all about fried dough, Ferris wheels and derby cars.
Adirondack Authors Night celebrates 29th year
The big red-and-white tent behind Hoss’s Country Corner will be jam-packed with authors, artists and musicians Tuesday, Aug. 13 during the 29th Annual Adirondack Authors Night.
Centuries ago, American industrialists like Rockefeller and Carnegie took Charles Darwin’s theory of the “survival of the fittest” to justify the exploitation of workers and the subsequent inequality that followed.
Tuesday, August 6
Thirty two competitors, the most in the series to date, participated in the AuSable Valley Fun Run/Walk Aug. 5 at AuSable Valley Middle School High School.
Verizon to activate service in September
A new cell phone tower in Port Henry will benefit Moriah residents. The tower, located at the end of Spring Street, is expected to be activated Sept. 27 by Verizon.
Port Henry music festival Aug. 24
MoriahStock is expanding. The third annual music festival in Port Henry will start with a bang this year as PAC Entertainment brings its wrestling show to the event.
North Country Cultural Center for the Arts will host its second premier show at the newly renovated Strand Theater when popular blues player Johnny Rawls makes an appearance the evening of Friday, Aug. 16. Opening for Rawls at the Strand will be The Dave Keller Band. The concert event, which is sure to sell out, has been dubbed “Summertime Blues.”
Gore Mountain ski center will be able to expand its trail system at the Ski Bowl thanks to a new lease agreement between FrontStreet Mountain Development and the town of Johnsburg.
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
It only seems to be getting worse.
Monday, August 5
Plattsburgh police are asking the public to help in the search for 6 sick and abandoned puppies in the Plattsburgh area. Police believe Michael Staley, husband of Northern Puppies Pet Store owner Tammy Staley, staged a robbery at the Northern Puppies store and abandoned 24 puppies around the Saranac area.
Horicon Day, a community festival that's enjoyed substantial response from the community in its initial years, was again a success Aug. 3, particularly due to new family-friendly attractions.
Outlet drive house burns
Investigators are seeking for a cause of a fire that damaged a Ticonderoga house early Monday, Aug. 5. The house is owned by Ron and Barb O’Neill and leased to Vincent Gerardi.
Glens Falls National Bank's Warrensburg branch thows a party for its customers while aiding vital regional charities.
Organizers of the Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival will celebrate their 10th anniversary this year with 10 bands on Aug. 16-18 at the Ski Bowl Park.
Schroon Lake event Aug. 11
The Adirondack Folk Music Festival is returning to Schroon Lake. The 24th annual concert will be held Sunday, Aug. 11, noon to 5 p.m. in the Schroon town park, sponsored by the Schroon Lake Arts Council.
In the past 10 years, over 100 horses have found solace and new homes through the Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue Inc. (CMVHR). Hundreds of others have found homes through the work of the rescue.
The Smith House in Willsboro officially celebrated its new partnership with the Elizabethtown Community Hospital during a July 10 open house.
On July 10, farm manager Mike Davis gave local farmers and residents a tour of the research farm, which is currently the site for more than 20 projects on 352 acres of land.
Westport’s Depot Theatre is a behive of activity, preparing for their Annual Gala, which will mark their 35 year anniversary. The Gala, held for the first time at DaCy Meadow Farms, will feature a cocktail hour, whiskey tasting, farm-to-table dinner prepared by Chef Kevin McCarthy as well as a silent auction, a live auction, music and dancing.
With the help of Grammy award winning trumpet player Taylor Haskins, the Westport Festival Day for Aug. 10 is lining up some great afternoon musical entertainment at the Ballard Park Pavilion.
Some people fear heights, others fear tight, enclosed spaces — others would take either over a trip to the dentist. That’s where High Peaks Dental (HPD) comes in. With luxury office equipment that offers a “Ritz Carlton” like experience combined with lower costs than many traditional dentists and even sedation to help those with the highest anxiety relax, HPD sets itself apart. The dentists of HPD even go so far as to provide free dental services once a year to anyone wishing to turn out.
Sunday, August 4
The Roaring 1920s featured speakeasies, flapper girls, and the popularization of the first automobiles. The Rum-Runners Weekend planned for next month in Chestertown celebrates the style and spirit of the era.
Peter Craig can remember playing the game of chess with his father at a young age.
During the July 8 Human Services Committee meeting, Scozzafava again brought up the topic of having any apartment rented out to those using financial assistance from the county being required to have a certificate of occupancy.
Westport Marina will be joining the Canal Splash celebration on Saturday, Aug. 10, by offering two Lake Champlain-related book signings and a lunch-time concert on the deck at The Galley Restaurant.
Saturday, August 3
Stony Creek's Mountain Festival, to be held Saturday Aug. 3 and Sunday Aug. 4, showcases the mountain town's rich traditions of lumberjack skills, mountain music and Adirondack crafts — as well as a dose of living history.
The Tri-:Lake's Business Alliance's projects -- from the Chestertown Farmers Market to the Music on Main St. series -- has been quite successful, boosting upcounty commerce while promoting community cohesion and adding to the variety of social and cultural events in the southern Adirondacks.
Authors from around the North Country were at the Elizabethtown Farmer’s Market July 12, celebrating the first local authors day at the site.
The board voted to accept the dissolution plan presented by the Keeseville Dissolution Committee during its July 9 monthly board meeting, putting in place the process of eliminating the municipal government located in the towns of Chesterfield and Ausable Dec. 31, 2014.
Moriah Central School has named its fourth quarter honor roll.
We who use the Moses Ludington Hospital are indeed fortunate. Recently our family had need of the services.
Alexandra R. Smith, daughter of Tracy and Denise Smith of Ticonderoga, graduated from LeMoyne College in Syracuse with a bachelor of arts in biological sciences and a concentration in secondary education and special education.
Friday, August 2
North Warren Class of 2015 sponsoring dunking booth
Activities for all ages are to be offered at the annual Horicon Day festival set for Saturday in Brant Lake.
Footrace at the Falls slated Aug. 17
The Footrace at the Falls, run in memory of Duane Crammond, will be contested Saturday, Aug. 17, in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park.
NASA has selected The North Country STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) as one of 172 programs in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to receive funding for space programming.
In celebration of 70 years of music education, the Meadowmount School of Music’s 2013 Concert Series is highlighted by the world premiere of Kenneth Frazelle’s Triple Concerto featuring violinist James Ehnes, cellist Robert DeMaine, and pianist Eric Larsen, the director of Meadowmount.
Sarah L. TeRiele has joined the Army.
Local author Glenn Pearsall will release his newest book — “When Men and Mountains Meet: Stories of Hope and Despair in the Adirondack Wilderness after the American Revolution” — at a presentation and book-signing at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Tannery Pond Community Center.
50th annual event Aug. 18
The 50th annual Heritage Day will be held at the Penfield Museum Sunday, Aug. 18. A homecoming of sorts for residents and natives, Heritage Day attracts hundreds of people to the Crown Point hamlet of Ironville.
While rain made its first appearance at the 165th Essex County Fair Aug. 1, it did not dampen the spirits of some of the fairs youngest competitors.
In order to keep doing so, members of the Heritage House Committee are launching their first major capital fundraising campaign to re-slate the roof on the 1877 former Baptist church.
Golfers made it out for the first-ever Westport Hotel and Tavern golf tournament on July 12 at the Adirondack Golf Course in Westport.
Allen, a part-time resident of Essex along with his wife, Lawson, was able to go to Harvard University thanks to a scholarship. Since then, the couple has created a pair of scholarships at Harvard over the past 16 years to help students receive an education at the Ivy League institution.
The day-long music festival Wayne Stock VI will be held noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Ski Bowl Park in North Creek.
Theater season is in full bloom. There are some last chance performances of Gruesome Playground Injuries. A chance to go back with Tennessee Williams tale of a Streetcar Named Desire and much more. For music there are an eclectic mix of performances from Plattsburgh to Lake Placid with an all out show of live pop and punk music featuring bands: The Young Leaves, Betty Nico, Marco Polio, Alison Lutz, and in Lake Placid Swimming with Champy will bring their larger than life stage presence to the stage.
The Hudson River Trading Company will host its annual “Rhythm & Rhymes at the Hudson: A Celebration of Authors and Artists” on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at its 292 Main St. location in North Creek.
After reading Rhea Belden’s take on the trial of George Zimmerman I have to wonder where she was when the incident took place.
Champlain Valley Educational Services (CVES) has a new website where local school districts are posting job openings for faculty and staff positions.
The ROTA Gallery will host a musical performance of unique scores and soothing tunes from mallet percussionist Rod Hamilton. The performance will be held at the gallery, 50 Margaret Street, at 7 p.m. on Aug. 4, and will include local artist, poet, songwriter and dancer Kimberly LeClaire as the opening act.
Your viewpoint (Dan Alexander) of July 27 surprises and saddens me.
Thursday, August 1
Want to invest a few hours to help an effort that will boost the environment as well as beautify the local scenery? Volunteer to help gather litter Saturday Aug. 3 from the Lake George — either in the water or on the shoreline — on Keep the Queen Clean Day.
community fest begins at 2 p.m.
This Saturday, the town of Horicon will be hosting Horicon Day, an old-fashioned community festival that's captured the hearts of area citizens, as it offers fun and intriguing activities for all ages.
State and regional highway officials have for years warned about how cutting funds for infrastructure upkeep would lead to deterioration of roads that would cost the taxpayer plenty more later — and Warren County officials heard this week about the lengthy list of road reconstruction now needed due to funding cutbacks that began during the economic recession.
Girl Scout project to honor old Mineville, Moriah schools
Brooke Mildon, a 12-year-old Cadette Girl Scout, is leading a project that will retrieve the old Mineville and Moriah school bells from storage and place them at flagpoles at the current school in Port Henry.
Suzie Baker’s memory to be honored
•100 years ago - August, 1913•
What a beautiful Saturday for all the different events.
In the woods near the old airbase flight-line, Plattsburgh’s version of “The Big Dig” is in full swing.
Events continue today
The opening day of the Essex County Fair was officially opened with the dedication of the new cattle barn and some excitement on the track.
The next event in the series is scheduled for Aug. 2-3
The Plattsburgh First Weekend Committee met July 24 to discuss upcoming “First Weekend” activities, as well as to go over survey results from their two previous events.
Crown Point living history event Aug. 10-11
The French & Indian War will come alive at the Crown Point State Historic Site. The site will host its annual French & Indian War encampment Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and 11. It will feature “tactical demonstrations” — re-enacted battles — at 2 p.m. each day.
Elizabethtown Community Hospital opened its doors to the community from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18, to exhibit what it has to offer for emergency services.
Savage, who was named to the New York State Sportswriter’s Association’s sixth team All State, returned to the diamond five months after breaking his ankle during the Patriots’ second-to-last football game of the season.
This year, moving to Friday night, Aug. 2, the rollover competition will be joined by a new event, the 4-cylinder figure 8 races at the grandstand area.
The local office of Glens Falls National Bank recently held Customer Appreciation Day, raising hundreds of dollars for charity while citizens attending had some fun, organizers said.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 5 p.m. at Lakeway Ice Cream & Cafe as part of its grand opening celebration.
The Mettawee River Theatre Company will present their new production “Taliesin” on the lawn at the lakeshore of the Crown Point State Historic Site on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m.
The editorial “Speak Out For Those Who Cannot” had me fooled.