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.
Ti Stamp Club, Heritage Museum plan July 23 event
If you’ve ever used a pencil — And who hasn’t? — you’ve almost certainly used a Dixon Ticonderoga. The brand, famous worldwide, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, the Ticonderoga Stamp Club and Ticonderoga Heritage Museum will host a special event Tuesday, July 23.
New union deals allow jobs to be reinstated
Ticonderoga Central School District voters approved a 2013-14 $18.5 million budget that cut employees and academic programs in May. Two months later, all programs and most staff have been reinstated.
Annual clambake slated July 27
A century-old tradition will continue when Fort Ticonderoga hosts its annual clambake. “America’s Fort Clambake” will be held Saturday, July 27, 3 to 6 p.m. It will be followed by a fife & drums corps concert at 7 p.m.
Ceremony slated July 26
The Ticonderoga Alumni Association will honor a veteran and an educator/community leader during its ninth annual awards ceremony. Lt. Col. (Ret.) Peter Charboneau of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Anne B. McDonald of Ticonderoga will be presented with Distinguished Alumni Awards.
About 3,000 athletes expected
About 3,000 runners will be in Ticonderoga this fall as part of a nearly 200-mile relay race. Ticonderoga Middle School has been selected as an exchange point for the second annual Ragnar Adirondack Relay, which will feature more than 260 12-member teams running from Saratoga Springs to Lake Placid.
Crown Point State Historic Site to be recognized
The New York State Daughters of the American Revolution have donated $2,000 for a bronze historic marker to be erected at the Crown Point State Historic Site. The marker, to be placed by the Friends of Crown Point State Historic Site, will note Crown Point as the beginning of the “Knox Trail,” also known as the artillery trail.
Revolutionary War veteran’s grave restored near Baldwin Road
A long-neglected resting place of a Revolutionary War veteran has been reclaimed in Ticonderoga.
Family organizes runners to raise awareness
Dmitri Duval, a 7 year old Crown Point boy, suffers from Juvenile Dermatomyositis, an auto immune disease that attacks skin and muscles. It is potentially life threatening, affecting only 2 in a million children.
Jackie Viestenz retires
Jackie Viestenz has retired as director of the Sherman Free Library in Port Henry. Andrea Anesi is the new library director and Gail Baker the new assistant librarian.
Battle of Carillon July 20 and 21
One of the most famous battles in American military history will be re-enacted at Fort Ticonderoga. The 1758 Battle of Carillon will take place at the fort Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Record field runs Ti’s Montcalm Mile
A record field set a blistering pace in the 27th annual Montcalm Mile road race in Ticonderoga. The race, held just prior to the community’s July 4th parade, attracted 239 runners.
Youth market to be available
The Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market will feature several special events this summer. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce in coordination with Inter-Lakes Health, the farmers market is held Saturdays through Oct. 12 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Route 9N south of Moses Circle and Liberty Monument.
Event July 28 to assist library
A tour of Schroon Lake homes and gardens will support the community’s library. The fifth annual Friends of the Schroon Lake Library House and Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, July 28, noon to 4 p.m.
Knights of Columbus to host dinner, program
The Port Henry Knights of Columbus will present a summer luau and the adult-only comedy show Saturday, Aug. 10. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and can be obtained by calling 546-7125. Tickets for just the show are $10 at the door.
Arts, historical events planned in July, August
Arts, historical and business organizations have joined to create the “Ticonderoga Area Summer.”
Next meeting July 9 in Ticonderoga
A coalition seeking to address drug abuse issues in Ticonderoga wants to extend its reach. The group, which met for the first time in June, is asking concerned citizens to attend a meeting Tuesday, July 9, at 6 p.m. at the Community Building.
Montcalm Street to be closed to traffic July 27
The fifth annual StreetFest in Ticonderoga is 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 to create a pedestrian mall. The event is free.
July 18 in Crown Point, Chimney Point
Business leaders from two states will meet when the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and the Addison County (Vt.) Chamber Commerce hold a joint mixer. The mixer will be Thursday, July 18, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Crown Point State Historic Site and the Chimney Point (Vt.) Historic Site.
Project to solve long-time problem
Despite unusually wet weather, work is progressing on the Grover Hills road project. The Moriah highway department is tearing up Champlain Drive and Federal Street in Grover Hills and rebuilding the roadways.
Wednesday nights in the town park
Square dance enthusiasts will again have an opportunity to swing their partner and do‑si‑do in Schroon Lake this summer. The community will again host square dances on Wednesday nights 7 to 9 p.m. near the band stand in the town park.
Valedictorian appeals to individualism
The Moriah Central School Class of 2013 graduated as a group, but it’s important to remember they are individuals. That was the message delivered by valedictorian Dallas Rich during commence exercises June 28.
Class of 2013 graduates
The future is uncertain, but that’s OK. Riley Chapman, valedictorian, urged his classmates to look forward without worry as he spoke at the Ticonderoga High School graduation June 22.
Valedictorian urges class to be leaders
Graduation can be a time of reflection, but not for Gabe Macey. The Crown Point Central School valedictorian urged his classmates to look to the future during commencement exercises June 21.
Maisonville, Whitney lead Class of 2013
The Schroon Lake Class of 2013 is right where it should be, according to valedictorian Dan Maisonville, ready to serve others.
Youth market added in 2013
The Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market will open for the season Saturday, July 6. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce in coordination with Inter-Lakes Health, the farmers market will be held Saturdays through Oct. 12 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Route 9N south of Moses Circle and Liberty Monument.
Arts Trek kicks off season July 3
The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will open its 2013 season with an Arts Trek presentation. “Burt the Raccoon,” a puppet show presented by John Tierney of Wakefield, R.I., will be offered Wednesday, July 3, at 10:15 a.m. the Ti Knights of Columbus pavilion.
Engineer selected; bids being prepared
Work to save the Bulwagga Bay shoreline will be completed in 2013.
Ticonderoga celebration July 1-4
Ticonderoga’s Best Fourth in the North will be a four-day affair this summer with the traditional parade, fireworks and more.
Initial meeting with APA positive
Ticonderoga’s hamlet may be growing. The town has asked the Adirondack Park Agency to expand the present hamlet area in Ti with an eye on decreasing regulation and increasing business growth.
Parade to highlight 59th annual festivities
An Independence Day tradition will continue in Schroon Lake this summer. The community will host its 59th annual July 4th festivities and parade.
Hancock House to host sessions
Ticonderoga artists will share their talents with interested people this summer during a series of oil painting workshops. Joan Pulling and Stella Dwyer will instruct interested people Saturdays, July 13 and 20, on the Hancock House lawn 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both sessions are free and open to the public.
Norm’s Bait and Tackle to host June 25 dinner
Norm’s Bait and Tackle will host the Crown Point Chamber of Commerce June 25 meeting. This will be a appetizer, salad and dessert pot luck.Norm’s Bait and Tackle will supply the food for grilling. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Alliance project takes a year to complete
A blank wall in downtown Ticonderoga is now a mural, depicting the community located between two lakes. The north wall of the Ti Barbershop building on Champlain Avenue is now a work of art thanks to a Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance project.
Ladies’ fashions to be displayed
The Ticonderoga Historical Society will unveil its new exhibit, “Bid Adieu, But Enjoy the Stroll - Old Threads From Ticonderoga,” at the Hancock House Saturday, June 29, at 1 p.m. This event is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Lottery prize awarded in Port Henry ceremony
Jamie Velsini is a lucky guy, times two. The Mineville man is getting married Aug. 31 and last week claimed a $1 million state lottery prize.
Hazel Straight reflects on century of life
Hazel Straight celebrated her 100th birthday June 11 at Heritage Commons in Ticonderoga. She lived in Port Henry before moving to Ti.
Officials troubled by Tracy Road campaign
An effort to promote the Tracy Road as a tourist destination is causing concern among some Moriah officials, who feel the road is dangerous.
Scozzafava offers suggestion to electricians
Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava has racked up a long list of accomplishments in a career spanning three decades. Now, he can add two more items to his resume — innovator and published author.
Annual event June 30
The ninth annual Crown Point Strawberry Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. 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.
IP project may bring natural gas to community
An alternative energy source may be coming to Ticonderoga. Vermont Gas Systems officials have told town leaders a natural gas pipeline planned to serve the International Paper Co. mill in Ti could be extended into other portions of the community.
Black Watch Memorial Library to award prizes
The Black Watch Memorial Library in Ticonderoga will host an expanded children’s reading program this summer. Children attending any of the programs will be eligible for prizes.
Town must pay $40,000; remaining fine suspended
Ticonderoga has been fined $86,500 by the state for failing a report an oil spill earlier this year. The town must pay a $40,000 cash penalty imposed by the Department of Environmental Conservation. The remaining $46,500 fine has been suspended as long as Ti meets the stipulations of a 19-page finding issued by the DEC.
Hebert defends title; heads to nationals
Jay Hebert is again a state champion. The Ticonderoga High School athlete won the Division II (small school) championship in the 110-meter hurdles at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet in Middletown June 8.
Concerns prompt June 18 meeting
Concerned about drug use and drug-related crime, Ticonderoga is forming a coalition to deal with the issue. A meeting will be held Tuesday, June 18, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Community Building.
Jane and Bob Claus to be honored June 18
Jane and Bob Claus have been named 2013 Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Citizens of the Year. They’ll be honored at the annual chamber dinner Tuesday, June 18, at Witherbee’s Carriage House Restaurant.
Registration night June 24
Ticonderoga will have a youth recreation program this summer. The program, which served about 200 children each year, was victim of budget cuts a year ago. The 2013 program will be self-sufficient, according to Dave Iuliano, Ti trustee. It will not cost local taxpayers.
Assistance offered to teens, families
There’s a good bet a local teen-ager has placed a wager on this week’s NBA finals. More than 40 percent of all Essex County students admit they have gambled in the past year, according to The Prevention Team. The numbers range from 15 percent of eighth graders to 53 percent of high school seniors.
Arts Trek, adult programs planned
The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will again bring programs to the community for children and adults this summer.
Improvements needed at Protestant Cemetery
A historic cemetery in need of assistance is now the responsibility of Schroon taxpayers. The Protestant Cemetery on Hoffman Road has formally been abandoned.