Nick Gilbo, UB tackle national powers
Nick Gilbo always dreamed of playing Division I college football against the best players in the country. That dream came true in a big way Aug. 31 when the former Moriah High School gridder and his University of Buffalo teammates faced Ohio State.
Moriah project should end roadway flooding
Construction on a new dam at Bartlett Pond is expected to be completed this month. The barrier will replace a old dam that failed twice in recent years — during Tropical Storms Irene and Lee. Those failures led to flooding that washed away a portion of nearby Bartlett Pond Road.
Huestis Building now home to bakery, college housing
An award-winning building renovation project in Ticonderoga could be a major step in the community’s economic revitalization.
Moriah’s newest water district may pay dividends for the entire community. The town has closed the books on the Forge Hollow-Elk Inn Road-Stone Street water project with $120,000 left over from a federal grant obtained to pay for the project. Normally, leftover federal funds are returned to the federal government. Moriah officials, though, are asking to keep the money and use it in support of the new water district and the rest of the town water system. “We’d like to use that money,” Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said. “That’s two new miles of infrastructure and 30 new users that will require maintenance — and we need a new backhoe.”
Crown Point Telephone participating in national program
Telephone service can be a matter of life and death. That’s why Crown Point Telephone Corporation is participating in the National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week Sept. 9-15.
School district says thanks to community
Ticonderoga sports fans are in for a treat this academic year. They can attend Sentinel home games for free.
An aspiring Crown Point author honed his skills at a college writing institute this summer. Noah LaPointe, a sophomore at Crown Point Central School, was one of 36 students selected nationally to attend the 15th annual New York State Summer Young Writers Institute at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. He is the son of Chris and Charlotte LaPointe.
Town seeking grant for Iron Center, town hall
The town of Moriah hopes to make improvements to a pair of historic buildings. The town is seeking a grant from the Department of New York State Parks and Recreation to refurbish the town hall and adjacent Iron Center museum.
Non-life-threatening injuries reported
A weapons safety expert at the Moriah Shock facility in Mineville accidently shot himself in the hand Tuesday, Sept. 3.
LaChute Road Runners sponsor event
There was little suspense at the annual Footrace at the Falls in Ticonderoga. Chris Shaw of Delmar led wire to wire in winning the 5-kilometer cross country race in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park. He was clocked in 18 minutes, 53 seconds.
Apartments half rented; applications being accepted
Residents are expected to move into the new Moses Circle Senior Apartments in Ticonderoga Oct. 1.
Water project comes in under budget
Moriah has closed the books on the Forge Hollow-Elk Inn Road-Stone Street water project with $120,000 left over from a federal grant obtained to pay for the project.
Annual volunteer dinner Oct. 16
Nominations are being accepted for the annual Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce awards. The chamber will hold its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 103 Montcalm St., Ticonderoga.
Hudowalski documentary to be shown in Schroon Lake
A Ticonderoga native and Schroon Lake resident will be the focus of a documentary film to be shown locally. “The Mountains Will Wait For You” will be screened at the Strand Theatre on Main Street in Schroon Lake Friday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Sept. 1.
High water a problem
Mother Nature may delay work to save the Bulwagga Bay shoreline. The project, designed to stop beach erosion, is scheduled to be completed this fall. That timetable may need to be adjusted, though.
Malaney faces GOP primary challenge
Deb Malaney will face challenger Bill Grinnell in the Republican primary Sept. 10. Regardless of the outcome of that vote, both will remain on the ballot for the Nov. 5 general election on the independent line.
Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and Sept. 15
Limited Light Karaoke will bring “Karaoke In The Park” to Ticonderoga. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the karaoke will be held on Sundays — Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and Sept. 15 — 2 to 6 p.m. in Bicentennial Park. All community members and visitors are welcome to participate and attend.
Challenger seeking GOP nod in primary
Bill Grinnell would like to bring a new perspective to Ticonderoga government. That’s why the Ti native is running for town supervisor.
Noah LaPointe selected
An aspiring Crown Point author honed his skills at a college writing institute this summer. Noah LaPointe, a sophomore at Crown Point Central School, was one of 36 students selected nationally to attend the 15th annual New York State Summer Young Writers Institute at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.
Ti youth market to close Saturday
Affordable, fresh produce has been available in Ticonderoga this summer thanks to a Ticonderoga Girl Scout.
Silver Bay meeting Aug. 14
Local residents are being asked to participate in a project chronicling life in the Adirondacks a century ago. The J.S. Wooley Project is an effort to collect information and photos from Wooley, a famed photographer in the region at the turn of the 20th Century. A meeting on the project will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. at the Silver Bay YMCA auditorium.
Walt Thorne takes five medals in Ireland
Walt Thorne has beaten Father Time, along with everyone else in the world. The Ticonderoga track and field athlete claimed three gold medals at the World Fire and Police Games in Belfast, Ireland, last week.
Verizon to activate service in September
A new cell phone tower in Port Henry will benefit Moriah residents. The tower, located at the end of Spring Street, is expected to be activated Sept. 27 by Verizon.
Port Henry music festival Aug. 24
MoriahStock is expanding. The third annual music festival in Port Henry will start with a bang this year as PAC Entertainment brings its wrestling show to the event.
Schroon Lake event Aug. 11
The Adirondack Folk Music Festival is returning to Schroon Lake. The 24th annual concert will be held Sunday, Aug. 11, noon to 5 p.m. in the Schroon town park, sponsored by the Schroon Lake Arts Council.
Footrace at the Falls slated Aug. 17
The Footrace at the Falls, run in memory of Duane Crammond, will be contested Saturday, Aug. 17, in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park.
50th annual event Aug. 18
The 50th annual Heritage Day will be held at the Penfield Museum Sunday, Aug. 18. A homecoming of sorts for residents and natives, Heritage Day attracts hundreds of people to the Crown Point hamlet of Ironville.
Girl Scout project to honor old Mineville, Moriah schools
Brooke Mildon, a 12-year-old Cadette Girl Scout, is leading a project that will retrieve the old Mineville and Moriah school bells from storage and place them at flagpoles at the current school in Port Henry.
Crown Point living history event Aug. 10-11
The French & Indian War will come alive at the Crown Point State Historic Site. The site will host its annual French & Indian War encampment Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and 11. It will feature “tactical demonstrations” — re-enacted battles — at 2 p.m. each day.
Bombings fresh in memory of runners
With the Boston Marathon bombing fresh in their minds, a pair of Beantown distance runners will join pacers at this fall’s Adirondack Marathon.
Director expresses thanks
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce’s 11th annual dinner and auction at the Silver Bay YMCA was a great success, according to Matthew Courtright, chamber executive director.
Ti PD could locate its office in former Lowe’s building
The proposed North Country Community College expansion could mean big changes for the Ticonderoga Police Department. The department could move to the former Lowe's building.
Heritage Day event slated
A pair of Crown Point churches will join for a trip back in time. The First Congregational Church of Crown Point and the United Methodist Church of Crown Point will hold a joint service to mark Heritage Day Sunday, Aug. 18, at 9:30 a.m. at the Penfield Church.
Second Blessing collecting items
Crown Point Central School students will get boost from a local church when they return to class in September. Second Blessing thrift shop, operated by the First Congregational Church of Crown Point, is collecting school supplies for local children.
Ti Historical Society event Aug. 10
Summer A’Fair is returning to Ticonderoga. The 11th annual event, hosted by the Ticonderoga Historical Society, will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hancock House. The Hancock House is located at 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga.
Fireworks Aug. 2
The town of Hague will celebrate the Fourth of July in August. Heavy rain and concerns about damage to the town beach caused the community’s traditional July 4th activities to be postponed this year. Hoping for better weather, Hague will celebrate independence Friday, Aug. 2, in the town park.
School eyes tech center at former Lowe’s building
North Country Community College may expand its Ticonderoga campus to include the former Lowe’s building.
Courtney Waldron undertakes project
A Port Henry woman has decided to make life a little easier for Moriah Central School students and their parents this fall. Courtney Waldron is collecting school supplies for local children.
Tara Spaulding named lead teacher/dean of students
Crown Point students will be greeted by a new administrator when they return to classes in the fall. Tara Spaulding has been named lead teacher/dean of students. He appointment was effective Aug. 1.
Richard Clark has 60 years of service
Richard Clark was recently honored for 60 years of service with the Ticonderoga Fire Department.
Parents ask for police in school buildings
Students will notice an increased police presence in the Ticonderoga Central School District this fall. Ticonderoga police have agreed to patrol the district’s three schools — high school, middle school and elementary school — on a regular basis and will be at schools during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal beginning in September.
Annual event has added meaning this year for co-chairs
The second annual Relay for Life of Crown Point will be so much more than a benefit event for its co-chairwomen. Anita Johnson and Carrie Pertak, who started the American Cancer Society fundrasier a year ago, now have an even greater stake in the relay. Johnson was diagnosed with breast cancer this spring and Pertak, her best friend, is her caregiver.
‘Anything Goes’ at the Hancock House July 30
The Very Merry Players will present Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” Tuesday, July 30, at 3 p.m. on the lawn of the Hancock House. The production, which is free to the public, is sponsored by the Ticonderoga Historical Society. In the event of rain it will be held at the Knights of Columbus pavilion.
Information meetings set in Ticonderoga, Keeseville, Lake Placid
Information meetings on the Essex County Veterans Court program will be held Thursday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Ticonderoga VFW on Shore Airport Road; Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Keeseville VFW on Route 9; and Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Lake Placid American Legion on Main Street.
Ticonderoga chamber organizes events
Local businesses will take part in the 21st annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show by offering discounts and promotions.
Montcalm Street to be closed July 27
Ticonderoga’s downtown will become a pedestrian mall next weekend as the fifth annual StreetFest is held. Slated for Saturday, July 27, it will feature sidewalk sales, arts and crafts, shopping, food, fun, entertainment, and family activities 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Montcalm Street, which will be closed to traffic for the day. The event is free.
New York, Vermont historic sites join for July 28 event
The drive across the Lake Champlain Bridge is more than scenic. It’s historic. That’s why the managers of the Crown Point State Historic Site and the Chimney Point (Vt.) Historic Site have decided to join forces for a guided walk across the span that links the two sites and states.
Annual car show weekend Aug. 3 and 4
Ticonderoga will host a weekend of hot rods and classic cars Aug. 3 and 4. That’s when the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 21st annual car show.
Performances to highlight July 27 activities
Battlefield music will fill the air as Fort Ticonderoga hosts its annual Fife & Drum Corps Muster. The muster, which will feature five different corps, will be held Saturday, July 27, at the fort. A twilight performance at 7 p.m. on the fort parade ground will conclude the muster.
Blog becomes story of accident, recovery
A family tragedy has led a Schroon Lake woman to pen a book. Randi (Vander Wiele) Stump has authored “The Dark Stretch: A Young Wife’s Miraculous Ride from Darkness to Light.”