There has been a noticeable “buzz” and sense of pride in and around Indian Lake these days. The season, as it wraps up, seemed to be successful for many of our businesses.
We have attracted the attention of Governor Cuomo and New York State Congressman Bill Owens. Even the North Country Regional Economic Development Council has taken notice of our county by awarding several grants ($300,000-plus in state funding) to our nonprofits including the Indian Lake Theater, Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, and Adirondack Museum.
New businesses sprouted and continue to grow and flourish. Blue Mountain Design, located at Blue Mountain Lake, is under new ownership (year two) and is promoting the work of many Adirondack artists. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Adirondack Pickle Lady in her new location next to the bank. Elmer Gates and a group of volunteers, together with Clarkson University, are in the process of recruiting entrepreneurs to live in the community by offering them a place to stay — the Adirondack Homestead in Blue Mountain Lake.
Have you seen the new playground in Blue Mountain Lake at the tennis courts? It’s a must see if you have kids, or if you want to pretend you’re a kid again. Who made that happen? The Blue Mountain Lake Association.
The town of Indian Lake has applied for a $200,000 Main Street grant. If awarded, the intent is to rehabilitate 8 to 10 properties in town. Our town and its employees play a huge role in helping our volunteer groups enact their missions. Without their help, barrels wouldn’t be placed in the right locations for the Garden Club; our signs and banners wouldn’t get hung for the Antique Show and Great Adirondack Moose Festival; and the tree for the Country Christmas Tour wouldn’t be secured and decorated. Our town employees help make our town shine. Thanks to one and all.