Cellist to highlight March 16 event
A Saturday Afternoon Social will be held in Ticonderoga next weekend. The event, which will include live music, will be Saturday, March 16, at 4 p.m. at the Hancock House, home of the Ticonderoga Historical Society.
NCCC to host program starting April 12
The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance has announced it will join with other local businesses and agencies to offer a nationally-recognized training program. National Work Readiness, National Retail Federation & Customer Service Credential classes will be held in April and May.
Jordan McKee leaves with school, section records
Jordan McKee joined the Ticonderoga High School bowling team to strengthen her arm for softball season. She ended her career as the top kegler in school history.
Hebert wins state, Federation titles
Jay Hebert is breathing rarified air these days. The Ticonderoga High School junior won a pair of state titles at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association indoor track championships March 2. Then things got crazy. Following the meet the 55-meter hurdle specialist learned he had become the top athlete in his event in the nation.
Historic fire 80 years ago
It was 80 years ago that Ticonderoga’s “proudest possession” was nearly lost. The new Ticonderoga High School was almost destroyed March 9, 1933, by a roaring fire battled for hours by Ti and Port Henry firefighters.
‘Savor the Arts’ March 14
Crown Point Central School students will display their talents as they garner support for their programs. “Savor the Arts” will be held at the school Thursday, March 14, at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. It will feature about 50 student musicians, actors and artists.
Overnight program planned
Fort Ticonderoga plans to welcome Boy Scouts to the historic fortess this fall. Scout troops are being invited to camp at the fort as part of a new program to begin this fall.
‘Summertime Scrooge’ March 12
The annual Ticonderoga Elementary School play, “Summertime Scrooge,” will be presented by students in grades 3-5 Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the school auditorium. It is free to the public.
Knights plan two celebrations
The Ticonderoga Knights of Columbus will host its annual Irishman of the Year celebration Saturday, March 16. Council 333 will honor a local resident at the K of C hall on Montcalm Street. The Irishman of the Year is selected by a Knights of Columbus committee.
Dinner March 10 in Elizabethtown
Students from Schroon Lake and Elizabethtown-Lewis schools are joining forces to assist children in Nicaragua. A spaghetti dinner will be served Sunday, March 10, 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Cobble Hill Inn in Elizabethtown to raise money to educate students in the third-world nation. Tickets are $10 a person and $30 for families of four or more people.
Committee to gather March 7
The Relay for Life of Crown Point Committee will meet Thursday, March 7, at 6 p.m. at the Crown Point Central School cafeteria. All interested people are welcome. For more information contact Carrie Pertak at 304-3872 or Anita Johnson at 597-9339.
Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance announces plans
The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance has developed a plan to prepare potential workers for local jobs.
Ti chamber to host talk
A proper work environment is important. That’s why the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will host a lecture, “Are You Aware How Much Your Work Space Affects Your Customers & Employees.” The talk will be Tuesday, March 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the chamber office at 94 Montcalm St.
Production March 9 and 10
“Love Letters,” a play by A.R. Gurney, will be presented by the Ticonderoga Festival Guild Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m. in the Downtown Gallery.
Fort Ti to host Feb. 23 event
One of the most famous battles in military history will be re-enacted at Fort Ticonderoga this winter. “The Battle on Snowshoes” will be held as a living history event Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the fort.
Half marathon selected as best in Northeast
The Adirondack Distance Festival has been recognized by readers of a national running publication. Readers of “Competitor.com” have named the half marathon along Schroon Lake as the best in the Northeast.
Professional entertainers bring music, lessons
The Great White Way came to Ticonderoga Middle School recently. That’s when The Learning Arts, a collaboration of music and education professionals, presented “Broadway and Carnegie Hall” to students.
Organizations aim to improve Ticonderoga
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership have entered into a contract, agreeing to work together with the chamber as the “coordinating” agency.
Cultural events slated March 2-17
Two weeks of cultural events and activities — dubbed MArts Madness — have been planned by the Cultural Arts Initiative of the Ticonderoga Area. MArts Madness will be March 2-17.
NY-VT Nurses Unite to visit Honduras
NY-VT Nurses Unite, a group of area health professionals and students, will visit Honduras March 16-23. The group will provide medical care for the poor and under-served.
Event slated July 27
StreetFest is months away, but plans are being developed for the fifth annual event.
Jim Davis cited at dinner-dance
A long-time firefighter has been honored by the Chilson Volunteer Fire Company. James H. “Jim” Davis was cited during the department’s 35th annual dinner-dance Feb. 9.
Membership drive begins
The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will kick-off its 2013 membership drive with a free concert. Towne Meeting will entertain Sunday, March 3, at the Best Western Inn at 3 p.m. with music ranging from swing and jazz to country.
Black Watch honored with model
Visitors to the Black Watch Memorial Library in Ticonderoga often ask how the building got its name. The answer now greets people as they enter.
Century 21 offers free house numbers
A Ticonderoga business has decided to help residents place house numbers on their homes and mailboxes.
Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute created
Teachers will have an opportunity to go to school this summer at Fort Ticonderoga. The fort has announced the creation of The Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute.
March 2 in Port Henry
To raise money and awareness for literacy programs in the region, the Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties will hold its annual Scrabble tournament in Port Henry Saturday, March 2, at Moriah Central School.
Annual event March 23
Ticonderoga High School basketball stars of yesteryear will return to the court in an attempt to recapture past glory — and help the community’s annual July 4th celebration. The annual Ticonderoga Alumni Basketball Tournament will be played Saturday, March 23, at Ti High. It will again benefit the Ticonderoga “Best Fourth in the North” celebration.
John McDonald asks for state help
Nearly a quarter of Ticonderoga students — 23 percent — live in poverty. That makes Ti the 623rd poorest district in the state. There are 684 districts. Crown Point is close. It has a poverty rate of 22.4 percent and ranks 618th.
Money for land purchases should be used on the lake, residents claim
New York State has a responsibility to care for Lake George. That was the message delivered to Dede Scozzafava, deputy secretary of state for local government, during a recent visit to Ticonderoga.
John Bartlett named to post
John Bartlett has been appointed Ticonderoga deputy supervisor by Deb Malaney, town supervisor.
Putnam aid cut 35 percent
Area school administrators have received initial state aid figures for 2013-14. While the state has promised a state-wide increase in education spending, not all school leaders are happy.
Membership reaches 226
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is continuing to grow. The chamber recently welcomed 14 new members, bringing its total membership to 226.
Pavilion grounds tour Feb. 10
People will have an opportunity for a unique look at Fort Ticonderoga. The fort will host “Exploration on Snow Shoes: A Timeline of Trees on the Pavilion Grounds” as part of its Fort Fever Series Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. Heidi Karkoski, the fort’s director of horticulture, will lead the trek.
Deputy secretary of state hears concerns
Although several people took issue with specific policies, area residents seemed pleased with the proposed 2013-14 state budget following a presentation in Ticonderoga Jan. 31. Dede Scozzafava, deputy secretary of state for local government, outlined the governor’s spending plan for about 40 people at Ti’s North Country Community College campus.
Board makes appointments
Ticonderoga’s town board is ready for 2013, making a series of appointments during its annual organizational meeting.
The Moriah Economic Development Group, EDGe, has been honored for its contributions to the community. EDGe recently received the Tourism Advocate Award from the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism at its annual meeting and reception in Lake Placid.
Calendar designed to avoid conflicts
Hoping to avoid scheduling conflicts, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce has started a “Save the Date” program.
Silver Bay operating new program
A new youth program is providing teen-agers with fresh opportunities while saving Ticonderoga money. The town has entered in to an agreement with the Silver Bay YMCA of provide an after-school program for students in grades 6-12 at the Armory on Champlain Avenue.
40th annual event Feb. 15-17
Hague will host its 40th annual Winter Weekend Feb. 15-17. The focal point of the weekend is the town’s Beste Scholarship Fund. All proceeds will go toward the scholarship fund.
Mark Granger elected new president
The Schroon Lake Association was founded more than a century ago in response to a threat to the lake’s very existence. The group is now led by Mark Granger, its new president.
EMS personnel troubled by missing address numbers
Area emergency personnel are pleading with residents to post their house numbers prominently on their homes and mail boxes.
Hague swim Feb. 17
The Polar Bear Plunge is a highlight of the Hague Winter Weekend. The 2013 plunge will be held at 2 p.m. at the Trout House Village dock with registration at 1 p.m.
Ticonderoga sales, promotions planned
Ticonderoga businesses will participate in the annual WinterFest by offering sales and promotions. WinterFest, Ticonderoga’s celebration of winter fun, is slated for Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bicentennial Park and surrounding venues.
Town turns 225 this year
Crown Point will celebrate 225 years as a township in 2013 with the publication of a historic guide book.
Group drops 2,000 pounds
The Ticonderoga area is a ton lighter this year than in 2012. That’s the pounds lost by members of the community’s “weight-loss challenge” a year ago. But that’s the just the beginning. Now starting its second year, the program has set a goal of 10,000 pounds lost for 2013.
State aid to municipalities frozen
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is generally getting good reviews for his 2013-14 state budget proposal. Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava has concerns.
Teaches students about music, history, race
Ticonderoga Elementary School students are too young — hopefully — to have the blues, but that doesn’t mean they can’t learn about them. Bluesman Guy Davis marked Martin Luther King Day with a performance at the school Jan. 22, touching on music, history and race.
Snow sculpture contest planned
Snow artists are being sought in Schroon Lake. Participants are wanted to take part in a snow sculpture contest. The contest is part of the inaugural Winterevent, a series of activities in the community Feb. 15 through March 17.
Activities slated Feb. 9
WinterFest, Ticonderoga’s celebration of winter fun, will return. The fourth annual WinterFest is slated for Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bicentennial Park and surrounding venues.