Gooseneck, Lake George to remain primary water sources
Ticonderoga’s water project will include Gooseneck Pond, Lake George and a recently-completed well.
Events planned March 15-16
Visitors will have an opportunity to travel back in time to March 1776 during a living history event at Fort Ticonderoga. “Ordered to Join the Northern Army in Canada” will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16, at the fortress 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Moriah school to host Jazz Ambassadors
A world-class jazz band is coming to Port Henry. The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors will perform at Moriah Central School Saturday, March 29, at 7 p.m.
Students to present musical March 21-22
Schroon Lake Central School students will present the musical “Peter Pan” Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Knights of Columbus plan two celebrations
The Ticonderoga Knights of Columbus will host their annual Irishman of the Year dinner and roast Saturday, March 15. The Knights of Columbus will have their annual corned beef sandwich sale St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 17, beginning at noon.
Julia Podres remains independent
Julia Podres recently celebrated her 102nd birthday, although there’s some dispute about her age.
MArts Madness continues in Ti
An art exhibit opening will highlight the second week of MArts Madness in Ticonderoga. “Brush, Nibs, Lenses and More” will open Sunday, March 9, with a reception 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hancock House.
Jay Hebert brings home the gold
Jay Hebert didn’t run his fastest time at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association indoor track and field championship meet, but he probably ran his best race.
Contest benefits North Country SPCA
Raegan Granger and Brayton Molina led a pet food drive to assist animals at the North Country SPCA shelter in Westport. They are fourth grade students at Ticonderoga Elementary School.
Grant to pay for town-school project
Like the Vikings of centuries ago, local children will soon have a new opportunity to explore and have fun. But instead of heading out to sea, they can enjoy their adventures at a new playground.
United Way assists Ticonderoga effort
More than 100 Ticonderoga students have access to nutritious food during weekends thanks to the community’s BackPack program.
Retail outlet to follow soon
A meat processing plant in Ticonderoga is now operational. Adirondack Meat Co., located in the Ti Industrial Park, started production Feb. 12.
Programs have historic theme
The Ticonderoga Festival Guild has released its 2014 schedule with an eye on history. The arts group has planned its events to coincide with the community’s “Ticonderoga, the First 250 Years” celebration being held this summer.
Annual tourney to aid ‘Best Fourth in the North’
Ticonderoga High School basketball stars — and fans — will again have an opportunity to live their “Glory Days” when the annual Ticonderoga Alumni Tournament is played.
Voting under way in logo contest
With a time line and financial plan in place, the group working to form the Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-op will hold a public reception and information session. The event will be Friday, March 14, at 6 p.m. at the PRIDE office on Montcalm Street in Ticonderoga.
Chip Holmes takes another position
The chief executive officer of Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga is leaving, stating his plans a week after announcing the facility is eliminating 33 jobs. Chip Holmes, the Inter-Lakes CEO for the past two-and-a-half years, has accepted a position with Quorum Health Resources, effective April 4.
Top chefs compete for honors
The third annual Schroon Lake Chili Cook Off was a rousing success. The event raised more than $1,226 for local emergency services, reported Shelby Davis, who organized the cook off. That’s $500 more than a year ago.
Ti alumni bowling tourney March 8-9
The Ticonderoga Alumni Association will help school groups this spring. The Sentinel Support Fund will assist projects not funded through the school district budget, according to Steve Boyce.
MArts Madness March 1-16
A family square dance will be kick off the second annual MArts Madness, a celebration of Ticonderoga area arts. The dance will be held Saturday, March 1, at the Knights of Columbus, 103 Montcalm St., at 6 p.m.
Grant to cover cost of work
A storm water run off project will be completed in Schroon Lake hamlet this fall. Supervisor Mike Marnell expects work to begin after Labor Day on the project, which will collect and treat storm water before it reaches Schroon Lake.
People asked for their views of downtown Ti
What does downtown Ticonderoga need? The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance is asking residents, business leaders and elected officials that question with hopes of developing clear goals for the community’s future.
33 positions being cut in Ticonderoga
Inter-Lakes Health is eliminating 33 full-time positions. Chip Holmes, Inter-Lakes CEO, announced the personnel cuts Feb. 12.
Road to be repaired from Schroon to Pottersville
After years of complaints, a section of Route 9 from Schroon Lake south to Pottersville will be paved this year.
Hydroelectric plant could boast tax base, create jobs
A $264.1 million hydroelectric project has been proposed for Mineville. Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava called the project a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Moriah.”
SLA president expects increased boat traffic on Schroon Lake
Will new boating regulations on Lake George affect Schroon Lake? Mark Granger, president of the Schroon Lake Association, believes so.
Middlebury hockey players visit Ti, Crown Point
Middlebury College hockey players recently visited Ticonderoga Middle School and Crown Point Central School as part of a College For Every Student program designed to encourage local middle school students to think about attending college.
Schroon Lake student going to Washington, D.C.
A Schroon Lake student has been selected to attend a leadership conference in Washington, D.C. Derrick Loiselle, a sixth grade student, will take part in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference: Foundations of Leadership program in the nation’s capital this summer.
Businesses to offer specials, promotions
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce has announced “Cabin Fever” specials and promotions at area businesses Saturday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, March 22.
Living history event Feb. 15 and 16
Fort Ticonderoga will host a living history event highlighting the lives of Massachusetts provincial soldiers at Fort Ticonderoga in 1759. It will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 and 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cultural programs slated March 1-16
MArts Madness, a celebration of Ticonderoga area arts, will return for a second year. The second annual event will begin March 1 and continue through March 16. It will include two dozen shows, events and activities.
Revenue up $70,000
Less than a year after a police investigation of the Schroon trash transfer station, the town’s garbage operation is a success story.
John Donohue to move from elementary-middle school
John Donohue has been named Ticonderoga High School principal. Donohue, currently the Ticonderoga Elementary-Middle School principal, will begin his new duties July 1.
Present system is unfair, Scozzafava claims
Tom Scozzafava supports the governor’s proposals to limit property tax increases, but he wishes the state legislature would go further.
Ti Montcalm Street Partnership schedules events
The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is planning a number of events and projects this year designed to attract people to downtown Ticonderoga.
Town, village, school leaders to discuss possibilities
The benefits of shared services have been obvious to Moriah and Port Henry officials for decades, but there’s a new emphasis on the idea following the governor’s state of the state address.
Financial, marriage programs planned
The Lakeside Regional Church, with campuses in Hague and Ticonderoga, will present financial planning and marriage seminars.
Scarlette Merfeld to lead chamber board
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce has a new leader and a new mission. The chamber board has elected Scarlette Merfeld as its 2014 president and adopted a new mission statement.
Lake George Park Commission adopts plan
A mandatory boat inspection program for Lake George has been approved. Beginning May 15 all boats entering the lake must be inspected at one of six regional stations.
Nearly 250 businesses now part of group
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce continues to grow. The chamber has announced 40 new members, which brings total membership to 243.
New position created as chamber grows
The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce is seeking an executive director.
Free meals enter fourth year at First United Methodist Church
It’s hard to beat the community dinner program at the First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga. It offers good food and good company for an unbeatable price — it’s free.
President’s Day weekend events slated
Hague will host its 41st annual Winter Weekend Feb. 14-16. Formerly known as the winter carnival, the event is held the weekend prior to President’s Day in Hague.
Report shows district’s financial health is improving
The Ti district is “financially susceptible to financial stress,” according to a report by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System. That’s not good news, but it’s better than an earlier report that listed the Ticonderoga district as having a “significant” likelihood of financial stress.
Winter taking a toll on workers, equipment, materials
With two months remaining, the winter of 2013-14 has been tough on Ticonderoga roads and its highway crew. Early heavy snows and ice storms have made for long hours and lots of expense.
March 1 and 2
The Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club will host its 22nd annual ice fishing derby Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2.
Hague swim Feb. 16
People with warm hearts will take a cold plunge for children as part of the annual Hague Winter Weekend. The Polar Bear Plunge, part of the Hague event, will benefit the WOKO Big Change Round Up that supports the Vermont Children’s Hospital.
Fire company mulls future of 40-year tradition
The Ticonderoga Fire Department may close its weekly bingo games after 40 years.
Nearly 5,000 people assisted in 2013
The Schroon Lake Food Pantry served nearly 5,000 people during 2013. A report prepared by Lenchen Marnell, pantry director, shows 1,962 families, 3,261 adults, 1,350 children and 974 senior citizens received support from the pantry last year.
Water leak sparks discuss of building code issue
Ticonderoga will review “nuisance” properties in the community this year. Supervisor Bill Grinnell said he will meet with Ti Police Chief Mark Johns and Building Inspector Bill Ball to discuss properties that fail to meet town standards and could pose a health or safety risk.
Senior citizen meal program available
Attendance is down at the Schroon senior citizen nutrition site. The Schroon nutrition site is not unique. Patty Bashaw, director of the Essex County Office for the Aging, told the county board in December fewer seniors are attending the meals served at 14 locations around the county.