‘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.
March Madness event held
Ticonderoga Middle School students were excited to take part in March Madness, but it had nothing to do with the national college basketball championship tournament.
Application deadline June 1
The LaChute Road Runners Club will again present the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship this spring. The $1,000 award will go to a Ticonderoga High School graduate who participated in varsity cross country and/or track & field who attends college full-time.
Ticonderoga event May 2
National Day of Prayer will be observed in Ticonderoga. The Adirondack Community Fellowship will sponsor the event Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m. at the gazebo in Bicentennial Park. In the event of rain it will be held in the Cornerstone Alliance Church across the street.
New York/Vermont 5K Champlain Bridge Run slated May 18
The New York/Vermont 5K Champlain Bridge Run was supposed to be a one-time affair to celebrate the opening of the new span connecting the two states. That was the plan, but the inaugural race was such a hit it’s returning. The second annual The New York/Vermont 5K Champlain Bridge Run will be contested Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m.
Honor society planning May 6 event
The Schroon Lake Central School chapter of the National Honor Society will host an American Red Cross blood drive noon to 6 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the auditorium of Schroon Lake Central School.
Mission statement adopted
A group working to create a community food co-op in Ticonderoga has adopted a mission statement and plans to formalize committees. The group will meet again Monday, April 29, at 6 p.m. at the Downtown Gallery on Montcalm Street. Meetings are open to all interested people.
Deanne Webster finished race before explosions
Deanne Webster expected her first Boston Marathon to be memorable, she just didn’t know it would be tragic. Webster, a 1993 Crown Point Central School graduate, crossed the finished line at the 117th Boston Marathon April 15 before the two terrorist bombs exploded, killing three and injuring more than 180 people. She had just left the finish corral when the attack took place.
‘The Bigger Game’ at Silver Bay May 9-12
Rick Tamlyn will bring his program to the Silver Bay YMCA when he presents his first “Bigger Game Expo” May 9-12. The interactive event will include speakers, panel discussions, exercises and small group exchanges.
Nominations sought for annual award
The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual Citizen/Organization of the Year award.
Annual observance May 26 and 27
Crown Point will observe Memorial day for the 146th time next month. The organizing committee is planning a two-day event, highlighting the contributions of past and present veterans.
Strawberry Festival slated June 30
Vendors interested in participating in the ninth annual Crown Point Strawberry Festival are asked to reserve their spots soon. The event, sponsored by the First Congregational Church, will be held in the town park Sunday, June 30, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Recruitment open houses April 27 and 28
Firefighters around the state and the area will take part recruitment open houses April 27 and 28. Sponsored by the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York, the event coincides with National Volunteer Week and focuses on attracting new recruits. It’s billed as RecruitNY.
Fire towers to be discussed in North Hudson
The Schroon Lake-North Hudson Historical Society’s annual spring program will be held Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at the North Hudson town hall.
Budget options call for sports, personnel cuts
Facing a $540,000 budget gap, the Ticonderoga Central School board of education has identified three possible options to keep the 2013-14 spending plan within the state tax cap. All the options include cutting school sports programs and non-mandated classes such as art and music. Each also calls for personnel cuts.
More information available; public participation down
Moriah residents are more informed, but less vocal at town board meetings. Supervisor Tom Scozzafava believes the reason lies in social media and the internet.
Putnam United Presbyterian Church refurbished
The Putnam United Presbyterian Church may be small, but it accomplishes a lot. The church has served the Putnam community more than two centuries and remains a hub of local activity and worship.
No action needed—now
A change to the state’s School Tax Relief Program has local assessors scrambling to answer taxpayer concerns. The 2013-14 New York State budget has changes that will require current Basic STAR recipients to re-register in order to continue receiving their exemptions.