Proposed boating regulations to be discussed June 12
Area residents will have an opportunity to comment on proposed Lake George boating regulations aimed at preventing the spread of invasive species. The Lake George Park Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed plan Wednesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at the Best Western in Ticonderoga.
Schroon contest June 15
A 5-kilometer race will be held in Schroon Lake Saturday, June 15, to fight childhood hunger. Clare Whitney, a student at Schroon Lake Central School who met many hungry children during Mission of Hope visits to Nicaragua, has planned the second annual Corazones Y Pies 5k Race.
Money needed for 2013 July 4th celebration
Ticonderoga’s Best Fourth in the North committee is seeking assistance. The committee is in need of donations and sponsorships to support this summer’s celebration, which will be held July 1 - 4.
Legacy Park event May 26
Memorial Day will be observed by the Ticonderoga Historical Society. The society will present “Remembrances - Traditions of Yesterday” at Champlain Legacy Park in Ticonderoga Sunday, May 26, at 1 p.m.
Group to visit Europe in 2014
A Crown Point teacher recently led a group of local students and adults on a tour of Costa Rica. Jayna Andersen led the nine-day Education First adventure.
Sponsors sought for June 14 event
The Ticonderoga Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to its annual dinner and auction. The 11th annual event will be Friday, June 14, at the Silver Bay YMCA’s Gullen Lounge. Appetizers will be served at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The silent auction, live auction and dancing will follow.
Free entry for those affected by bombings
Organizers of the 17th annual Adirondack Distance Festival are offering free entry into the Adirondack Marathon this fall for 50 runners who were prevented from finishing the Boston race.
Concerts May 31 in Schroon, June 2 in Ti
The Champlain Valley Chorale’s spring concert will be “A Celebration of American Song.” The Champlain Valley Chorale will perform at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Schroon Lake on Friday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. and at the First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga on Sunday, June 2, at 3 p.m.
Belva Blood looks forward to future
Belva Blood will celebrate her 90th birthday May 31, but the Ticonderoga woman isn’t about to concede to age.
Tenant applications to be accepted beginning June 1
Construction of the Moses Circle Senior Apartments in Ticonderoga is on schedule and the complex is expected to open in September.
Cheney Mountain hike slated June 1
The second annual Mineville Iron Ore Man Challenge hopes to build on last year’s success while attracting attention to the community’s newest hiking trail.
Schroon Lake event May 25 and 26
The Town of Schroon Lake Lions Club will again hold its annual Memorial Day weekend charity auction and garage sale.
25 positions eliminated or reduced
Facing a $540,000 budget gap, the Ticonderoga Central School board of education was forced to make tough decisions when preparing the proposed 2013-14 budget. The spending plan calls for the elimination of 11.6 full-time equivalent jobs and cuts in academic programs.
Spending plan similar to current budget
Difficult choices the past five years are now paying dividends for the Crown Point Central School District. The proposed 2013-14 Crown Point budget maintains all existing programs and staff. There are no cuts.
Memorial Day festivities May 26 and 27
Crown Point has observed Memorial Day for 145 years, but the 2013 festivities will mark an even bigger anniversary. Crown Point is celebrating the 225th year of its founding.
Grace Harker raising money for St. Jude’s
Grace Harker will walk in Ti’s Bicentennial Park Saturday, May 25, at 3 p.m. to raise money for the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Her goal is to raise more than $400.
Increased state aid, retired debt help proposed budget
After several years of struggling to meet the state-mandated tax cap, Moriah Central School caught a break as it prepared its proposed 2013-14 budget. Moriah’s state aid for next academic year is up $318,520.
‘FunFest,’ parade, observance planned May 25
Hague will mark Memorial Day, honoring World War II and Civil War veterans. Sponsored by the Hague Senior Citizens Club, the festivities will be held Saturday, May 25, and will include activities in the town park, a parade and a memorial service.
Spending plan maintains programs, staff
Thanks to a reprieve from New York State, the proposed 2013-14 Putnam Central School budget meets the state-mandated tax cap.
‘Opening Weekend’ May 25
Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer in most communities. In Schroon Lake, it’s official. Schroon Lake will host its second annual “opening weekend” Saturday, May 25. Sponsored by the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce, it will be 1 to 5 p.m. in the town park.
Students, adults make western trek
A group of Ticonderoga students and adults made a trip through the western U.S. during the school’s April break. While it was a vacation, there was little time to rest.
Schroon Lake also among the nation’s best, magazine reports
Ticonderoga High School has again been ranked as one of the best in the nation. Ti High was awarded a silver medal by U.S. News and World Report magazine in its annual ranking of the country’s best schools. It’s the fourth straight year the school has been honored.
Ti Historical Society program May 17
Diane O’Connor will present her program, “We Interrupt This Program…,” in the downstairs program room at the Hancock House on Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Historical Society, the event is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The program will focus on World War II.
Historic site ready for 2013
The Crown Point State Historic Site museum will celebrate an anniversary when it opens for the 2013 season. The historic site museum, located on the New York State end of the Lake Champlain Bridge in Crown Point, will open Saturday May 11.
Senior project in honor of great-grandfather
A Moriah Central School student is completing her senior project while honoring her great-grandfather and helping others. Carolyn Evens is raising $1,000 for the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh.
Fort Carillon, 1755 to be featured
Fort Ticonderoga will return to its roots — literally — during its 104th season. The fort, which opens Friday, May 17, will focus on the events of 1755. That’s the year French soldiers began construction of Fort Carillon, today’s Fort Ticonderoga.
Local coaliton pleased with honor
The Lake Champlain Bridge has received national recognition. The American Council of Engineering Companies has presented HNTB Corp., the firm that designed the span, with its Grand Award.
Advanced registration, payment required by June 1
The town of Ticonderoga will attempt to renew its annual summer youth recreation program. The program, which served about 200 children each year, was victim of budget cuts a year ago.
Ti Alliance introduces BizInc.
In an attempt to spark entrepreneurship, the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance is offering to help new businesses in the area. BizInc. is the alliance’s new business incubation program. The program, according to Chattie Van Wert, alliance director, will help new and expanding businesses by offering benefits and assistance.
Students to host Murray Jaros May 16
A Holocaust survivor, Murray Jaros has seen the worst of humanity. He’s also seen the best. Jaros will speak Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Schroon Lake Central School auditorium at the invitation of the student National Honor Society. The program is free and open to the community.
Banding station to open May 4
The Crown Point State Historic Site will mark its 38th year of bird banding with a special program Saturday, May 4. To celebrate the opening of the Crown Point Bird Banding Association station at the site, the Friends of the Crown Point Historic Site will host Gary Lee, who will present a free program at 1 p.m. in the site’s museum auditorium.
Opponents, supporters criticize town board
After four years of work, debate and revision, an updated Ticonderoga zoning proposal has been scraped. Faced with withering criticism, the town board voted unanimously to kill the plan — at least for now — at its April meeting.
July 4th contributions needed
The 59th annual Fourth of July celebration in the town of Schroon needs assistance. Kate Huston, chairwoman of the festivities, said money and volunteers are needed to support this year’s Independence Day activities. The day-long celebration is funded entirely through contributions.
Bike tour to aid struggling children
A group of Ticonderoga cyclist will take part in a charity ride in New York City next weekend. Kyle Stonitsch, Joelle Stonitsch, Kris Stonitsch, Ralph Todd, Krystal Burns and Ray Thatcher will take part in the third annual New York City Bike-New York TD 5-Boro Bike Tour Sunday, May 5.
Groups to join forces for May 11 effort
Ticonderoga is going to get a spring cleaning. A host of local groups will join forces for a community clean-up project Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Taking part will be the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, PRIDE of Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, Ticonderoga Kiwanis, Ticonderoga Central School and the town of Ticonderoga along with volunteers.
Lake George Park Commission adopts draft plan
Boats entering Lake George will likely be required to be inspected and decontaminated starting in 2014 in an effort to keep invasive species from the lake.
National Nurses Week May 6-12
Nurses at Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga will join health care providers across the country in observing National Nurses Week May 6 - 12.
Town awaiting DEC report, possible penalties
After a second oil spill in the last three years, the town of Ticonderoga is waiting to hear about possible penalties from the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
Coach Mike Ross retires
Crown Point Central School has dominated Section VII Class D softball for more than a decade.
The Moriah softball team will be very young in 2013. The Vikings, who graduated 10 players last spring, return only two seniors.
Jay Wells now the coach
The Ticonderoga golf team has a new coach at the helm.
When the Schroon Lake baseball team steps on the field for its first game of the season, it will be a victory for the Wildcats.
The Moriah golf team has some holes to fill this spring, but the cupboard isn’t bare.
Moriah now in Class D
This is a season of change for the Moriah baseball team.
Crown Point linksters very young
Coach John Swinton wants to be certain his Crown Point golf team has fun.
Ticonderoga has 19 track athletes returning
Ticonderoga’s boys track team will again battle for Champlain Valley Athletic Conference and Section VII honors this spring.
Ticonderoga softball just keeps rolling along.
Youth to be served on Ticonderoga track team
Young athletes will have an opportunity to shine on the Ticonderoga girls track team this spring.
Ticonderoga High School baseball is like a run away train. The Sentinels just keep winning and winning and winning.
Crown Point trek May 11
A walk through the woods will be held in Crown Point, sponsored by Northern Adirondacks chapter of the New York Forest Owners Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension. The trek will be Saturday, May 11, on property owned by Peter Smallidge at 199 Breed Hill Road as part of the statewide “Restore New York Woodlands” initiative of the New York Forest Owners Association.