Greater efficiency, costs savings sought
Ticonderoga will attempt to operate more efficiency in 2014. A committee plans to review and analyze Ticonderoga’s departments and services this year with an eye toward making them more effective and less costly.
Courses to be taught at NCCC campus
Job training will be available at the North Country Community College Ticonderoga campus this year. Work Readiness Credential and National Retail Federation Customer Service Credential courses will be taught in coordination with CV-TEC and OneWorkSource.
Third annual event Feb. 22 at Mountainside
Regardless of the winter weather, there will be plenty of heat in Schroon Lake Feb. 22. That’s when the third annual Schroon Lake Chili Cook Off will be held to benefit the community’s emergency services.
Benefit asks people to guess when Ti reaches 55 degrees
Spring may be a distant hope for most area residents, but the Ticonderoga Kiwanis are thinking about warm weather. The Kiwanis are now selling tickets for their annual “Win at 55” contest.
Jeff Subra part of medical mission to Philippines
Jeff Subra of Schroon Lake, a registered nurse, went to the Philippines as part of relief team sent by the Christian Medical & Dental Association. The Bristol, Tenn.-based group has rotated teams in-and-out of the Philippines every two weeks since the disaster hit Nov. 8, killing more than 6,000 people and leveling entire communities.
New board agrees to seek engineering proposal
Ticonderoga’s water project, which seemed committed to a new groundwater source a month ago, will be reviewed and may be changed. New Supervisor Bill Grinnell, who made the water project a central part of his campaign for office, asked the town board to reconsider the project in his first meeting.
Annual benefit event Feb. 8 at EMA
The Chilson Volunteer Fire Company will host its 36th annual dinner-dance Saturday, Feb. 8, at the EMA, 9 Maplewood Drive, Ticonderoga. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m.
Annual appointments look much like 2013
The town of Ticonderoga’s new administration is now in place, but residents shouldn’t expect many major changes.
Garden, park to be constructed at town hall
A Valentine’s Day dinner-dance will assist efforts to construct a garden and park in Port Henry for families who have lost a child. The benefit for the Lake Champlain Memorial Garden & Angel of Hope Monument will be held Friday, Feb. 14, at the Mineville VFW. There will be a cocktail hour with appetizers and a cash bar at 6:30 p.m., a buffet dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Group would work to protect resource
Local residents are being asked to take an active role in protecting Lake George. A Water Quality Awareness Committee is being formed in Ticonderoga. The panels, which are being formed in communities bordering the lake, work with the FUND for Lake George and the Lake George Waterkeeper program.
Berube, Sommerville win Resolution Run
Jay Berube won the 12th annual Resolution Run in Ticonderoga. Berube, a former Ti High runner now competing at SUNY-Oneonta, won the 5K in 17 minutes, 43 seconds.
Twelfth Night celebration Jan. 6 in Putnam
Twelfth Night will again be celebrated by the Ticonderoga Festival Guild. The annual event will be held Monday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Putnam Presbyterian Church.
Living history event slated Jan. 11
“Carillon’s First Winter” will depict the lives of French soldiers garrisoned at Fort Ticonderoga during a living history event Saturday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fort was named Carillon by the French.
Proceeds to assist whale watch trips, Ti celebration
A pair of Ticonderoga Middle School students earned a Christmas bonus of sorts this holiday season. Caitlin Myers and Carson Reeves, seventh grade students, were the top sales people in a promotion sponsored by the First 250 Years Committee of Ticonderoga.
Middle school continues charity effort
The Giving Thanks to Our Community program at Ticonderoga Middle School provided three Christmas presents each to 27 elementary school students this holiday season. Students raised the money for the gifts, which were then purchased, wrapped and delivered.
Jan. 1 road race slated
The LaChute Road Runners Club of Ticonderoga will kick off the new year with its 12th annual Resolution Run Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Fund-raising event slated Dec. 28
A group of local residents is working to ensure the future of the Strand Theater in Schroon Lake. Save the Strand is a committee raising money to assist the Strand in its conversion to digital technology.
‘Ring in the New Year’ Jan. 4
The committee planning Ticonderoga’s annual July 4th celebration is planning to welcome 2014 with a fund raising event. “Ring in the New Year” will be held Saturday, Jan. 4, 6 to 9 p.m. at The Pub on Montcalm Street.
Board votes against possible consolidation with Ticonderoga
Crown Point and Ticonderoga schools will not merge. The Crown Point Central School board of education rejected a possible merger by a unanimous vote Dec. 17, prompting cheers from those at the meeting.
IP Foundation grant adds 350 new books
The Ticonderoga Middle School Reading/Literacy Lounge has been re-stocked thanks to a grant. The International Paper Co. Foundation awarded a $2,250 grant to the school, which was used to purchase 350 new books. The reading/literacy lounge now has more than 700 titles.
Chamber presents annual awards
The 2013 Business of Year in Ticonderoga has made some sweet contributions to the community. Dunkin’ Donuts garnered the honor at the annual Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce volunteer appreciation dinner and awards ceremony recently.
Merging departments may benefit taxpayers
Moriah officials will debate the merits of a town department of public works during 2014. The community now has separate highway, water, sewer, buildings and grounds departments.
IP, Inter-Lakes support workforce training at Ti High
Teamwork is the key to running a successful business, so that makes teamwork the top attribute employers seek when hiring workers. That was the message delivered to Ticonderoga High School students recently as leaders from the community’s two largest employers — International Paper and Inter-Lakes Health — visited a senior economics class.
Village receives grant from state
Port Henry will receive a face lift in 2014. The village has received a $131,311 grant for the rehabilitation of six buildings along Main Street. The New York State Office of Community Renewal grant was secured for Port Henry by PRIDE of Ticonderoga.
Kiwanis sponsor bridge building event
Future engineers had a chance to test their skills in Ticonderoga recently. Students from Ticonderoga High School, Ti Middle School, St. Mary’s School and Crown Point Central School took part in the fifth annual bridge building competition sponsored by the Ti Kiwanis Club. A total of 49 students participated.
Students ask for a baby, gifts, peace
Santa will be especially busy in the Ticonderoga area this Christmas Eve. A survey of local students shows a long and diverse wish list.
Farm Bureau cites Larry Phillips
A Schroon Lake man has been recognized by the New York State Farm Bureau. Larry Phillips received the Most Valuable Volunteer Award during the Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Syracuse recently.
‘Fort Fever,’ workshops slated
Fort Ticonderoga is officially closed for the season, but the site of America’s first victory in the Revolutionary War will be a busy place this winter. The “Fort Fever Series” will again be held this winter along with workshops and seminars at the fortress.
State to fund analysis of proposed tech center in Lowe’s building
A proposed North Country Community College technical center in Ticonderoga has cleared its first hurdle toward becoming reality. The state has agreed to fund a feasibility study on the plan to expand the college’s Ti campus to the former Lowe’s building on Wicker Street. That building would become an applied technology center.
Gerbils convince supervisor new legislation is needed
Gerbils. The burrowing, mouse-like rodent, was the last straw for Tom Scozzafava. The Moriah supervisor wants to scrap the town’s existing dog ordinance and replace it with an animal control law. He expects town board action on the proposal in 2014.
TED presenter David Gallo shares his work
David Gallo has been to great depths, literally and figuratively. Gallo was a poor student who struggled with Attention Deficit Disorder. Today he’s a world-renown oceanographer who has explored the Titanic.
Plans being discussed for annual event
Star Trek fans maybe making the trip to Ticonderoga next year. James Cawley, a Star Trek enthusiast, actor and movie producer, wants to bring fellow Trekkies to his hometown.
Mineville, Moriah school bells now on display
A Moriah student has revived a portion of her community’s heritage. A pair of bells — from the old Mineville and Moriah schools — are now on display at Moriah Central School thanks Brooke Mildon, a seventh grade student.
Contest to determine group’s symbol
The committee working to establish a food cooperative store in Ticonderoga is now seeking a logo. The Ticonderoga Natural Foods Coop committee has announced it will hold a contest to select a logo for the yet-to-be-created store.
Children’s Christmas Express faces shortfall
Children’s Christmas Express, a Schroon Lake holiday charity, is asking for public support. The program, which provides holiday gifts to children in need, is experiencing a shortage as Christmas nears.
Jan. 1 road race slated
Will one of your New Year’s resolutions be to get more exercise? If so, the LaChute Road Runners Club of Ticonderoga can help. The club is planning its 12th annual Resolution Run Jan. 1, 2013.
Chamber hails 21st annual event as a success
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce has closed the books on its 21st annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show.
Grant allows for new park bench
Champlain Legacy Park has a new addition. A park bench has been placed in direct view of the LaChute River Falls by the Ticonderoga Historical Society. The Champlain Legacy Park is located adjacent to Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park.
Project involves many community helpers
A retaining wall on Wicker Street in Ticonderoga is becoming a work of art. Work has started to paint a mural on the concrete structure near Inter-Lakes Health. It’s scheduled to be completed in the spring.
Business, jobs to be sought in 2014
Economic development will be a top priority for Moriah officials in 2014.
The Learning Arts performs, teaches
Ticonderoga students got a taste of Broadway recently. The Learning Arts, a collaboration of music and education professionals, recently presented “Broadway and Carnegie Hall” to students.
IRS approval comes in time for year-end donations
The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance has received 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit, tax-exempt public charity from the federal Internal Revenue Service.
Dec. 7 ceremony set for old Mineville, Moriah bells
A pair of bells — from the old Mineville and Moriah schools — will toll at Moriah Central School thanks to a local Girl Scout. A dedication ceremony for the bells will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m. at the school. Refreshments will follow in the school cafeteria.
Christmas parade, other events Dec. 7
The annual Holiday in Hague will take place Saturday, Dec. 7, as community organization and merchants join for a day-long celebration. Highlighting the festivities will be a Christmas parade and a holiday open house.
Community celebration Dec. 14
Schroon Lake will host its 28th annual community holiday celebration this winter. The Olde Tyme Christmas, scheduled Saturday, Dec. 14, will add a holiday craft and food bazaar in 2013. Community groups are also being asked to take part.
Hancock House to host Dec. 8 event
The 23rd annual Festival of Trees is under way at the Hancock House in Ticonderoga. Highlighting the month-long Christmas celebration will be an open house Sunday, Dec. 8, 1 to 3 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Winter weather forecast nixes Thanksgiving event
The Crown Point Community Thanksgiving dinner has been canceled. Scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the Crown Point United Methodist Church on Creek Road, the event will not be held because of weather forecasts calling for a winter storm.
Restaurants, stores part of Dec. 6 effort
People will have a chance to get out, enjoy a meal and do some holiday shopping as part of the “Shopping & Dining Night” in Ticonderoga. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the event will be held Friday, Dec. 6, as part of the annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration.
Volunteers sought for Red Kettle campaign
Christmas is a time for giving, something Glen Buell knows about. Buell is the Ticonderoga coordinator for the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle drive. He is lining up help for the traditional charity effort.
Ti, St. Mary’s students selling historic calendars
As Ticonderoga residents look forward to the community’s 250th anniversary, they’re calling on history to help finance the celebration. The First 250 Years Committee is selling 2014 historical calendars. Proceeds from the sale will help pay for the group’s “signature event” during the 2014 celebration.