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.
Best Western making repairs
A broken water pipe has suspended zumba lessons at the Ticonderoga Best Western Inn.
Common Core efforts highlighted
Crown Point Central School is a leader in meeting New York State’s new educational requirements. That’s why the school was selected to make a presentation to John King Jr., state education commissioner, during his recent tour of the North Country.
Pre-Tech gets top rating
Pre-Tech Precision Machining may be a well-kept secret locally, but it’s known to people in the aerospace industry. The local shop recently received coveted AS9100C certification.
Steve Hunsdon to serve as chief
The Chilson Fire Volunteer Department has elected new officers.
Every fall team honored by state
All four Ticonderoga High School varsity teams — football, women’s soccer, men’s cross country and women’s cross country — have earned the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Team award.
Study shows potential for store
A natural food co-op in Ticonderoga could be successful. That’s the result of a study conducted by a Minnesota consultant.
EMA to host Feb. 9 dinner-dance
Chilson Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 35th annual dinner-dance Saturday, Feb. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the EMA at 9 Maplewood Lane in Ticonderoga.
St. Mary’s School hosts program
Jay Mankita presented a program to St. Mary’s students, asking them to join in the songs and dance about the gym. It was fun, but the point was serious — good nutrition leads to good health.
Ben Karkoski wins award
Ben Karkoski has received the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship.
Test well being drilled
Ticonderoga has started its first test well, at a cost of $25,000, trying to find a water source as part of a $13.8 million water system improvement project.
Concert Jan. 24 in Ticonderoga
Dave Ruch will present “The War of 1812 - Songs and Stories from New York and Beyond” Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Ticonderoga Community Building.
Chili cook off Feb. 23
There may be a five-alarm fire in Schroon Lake Feb. 23, but it won’t be an emergency. That’s when the second annual Schroon Lake Chili Cook Off will be held to benefit the community’s emergency services. The cook off will be 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club.
Models on display at Ti chamber
What are the most important places in the community? That was the question posed to St. Mary’s School, Ticonderoga, first grade students recently as part of a social studies project.
Lack of funding cited
A major event planned for Schroon Lake this winter has been cancelled. Dog sled races scheduled for Feb. 9 and 10 will not be held.
Meeting to be held Jan. 24
Port Henry may soon have an art gallery. A meeting of local artists has been scheduled to gage interest in the creation of an artists cooperative. The meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, at noon at George’s Restaurant.
Ti Historical Society program Jan. 18
Virginia LaPointe, Ticonderoga Historical Society board trustee, will present “The Haunted Major” at the Hancock House on Friday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m.
Dr. Todd Menia joins staff
Moses-Ludington Hospital has a new director of medical emergency care. Todd G. Menia, MD, has been appointed medical director of the emergency department at the Ticonderoga hospital, a division of Inter-Lakes Health.
Alex Levitch resigns from board
The founder of the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance has left the organization. Alex Levitch has resigned from the executive board of directors.
Jobs going to Queensbury
When Hacker Boat Co. received a state grant last month it was hailed as good news for the local economy. That turns out to be wrong.
LaChute Road Runners event kicks off 2013
Jesse Berube showed the way at the 11th annual Resolution Run in Ticonderoga Jan. 1.
Local club part of new initiative
The Town of Schroon Lions Club, which is involved in many local charitable efforts, is getting back to its roots. The Lions, which has a long history of helping the blind, are now helping identify sight problems in elementary school children through the Lions SEE program.
‘Win at 55’ contest under way
Ticonderoga Kiwanis are now selling tickets for their annual “Win at 55” contest. Participants are asked to guess the date and time the temperature in Ticonderoga will reach 55 degrees.
Volunteer of Year named
A Massachusetts man is the 2012 Fort Ticonderoga Volunteer of the Year.
Schroon ski area opens
The Schroon recently found and purchased a generator that is now online at the Schroon Lake Ski Hill. The generator powers the ski tow, lights, heaters and the warming hut.
Kiwanis sponsor event
Future engineers showed their skills during the annual Ticonderoga Kiwanis bridge building contest recently.
Retired Glens Falls administrator named to post
Ticonderoga High School has a new principal. Paul Berkheimer, who retired last June after 32 years as principal at Jackson Heights Elementary School in Glens Falls, has been appointed as interim principal by the Ti school board.
Gifts provided to 200 children
Community spirit was on display at the annual Tiny Tim Christmas Wish concert recently. Area musicians gathered to present holiday music to a capacity audience at the First United Methodist Church as donations were accepted to support the Tiny Tim program, which provides Christmas gifts to needy children living in the area.
TV show filmed locally
A bit of Hollywood came to the area recently. Susan Rodriguez and Eric Berman of Queens were married at an undisclosed Hague location Dec. 12 for the television program “Bridezillas.”
What are your goals for 2013?
A new year, a new chance to live a better life. That’s the idea behind making a New Year’s resolution.
Construction to begin in March or April
The Adirondack Meat Co. hopes to be operational by late summer. Plans to construct the $1.4 million meat processing facility at the Ticonderoga industrial park were finalized when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a $300,000 grant Dec. 19 as part of the state’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative.
Jan. 6 in Ticonderoga
Twelfth Night will again be celebrated by the Ticonderoga Festival Guild. The annual event will be held Sunday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church on Champlain Avenue.
Moriah, Port Henry get grants
The town of Moriah and village of Port Henry will receive $1.2 million in grant funding from the state’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative.
Beavers, debris obstruct waterway
There was a time when the LaChute River was an important transportation corridor to Ticonderoga. Those days are gone, but some people would again like to see boats ply the LaChute.
Children make gingerbread trains
Moriah Central School students prepared for Christmas by celebrating Polar Express Day.
Jan. 5 at The Pub
Ticonderoga will “Ring in the New Year” will a benefit event. Bobby and Tommy Dedrick will welcome people Saturday, Jan. 5, 7 to 9 p.m. at The Pub on Montcalm Street in Ticonderoga. Dubbed “Ring in the New Year,” the event will benefit the community’s annual Best Fourth in the North celebration.
Homecoming dance raises money for agency
When High Peaks Hospice issued a challenge, Ticonderoga High School students answered.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce wants to be the go-to-place for events in the area. That’s why the chamber is working to improve its community calendar of events in hopes of becoming the central calendar for the area.
Schroon Lake Central School students presented the sounds of the season to the community during their annual holiday concert Dec. 14. The show featured students from pre-kindergarten through the high school.
Event to assist with radio purchases
Chilson Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 35th annual dinner dance Saturday, Feb. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the E.M.A. at 9 Maplewood Lane in Ticonderoga.
Seasonal music performed
Ticonderoga High School’s music department presented its annual winter concert to a capacity audience Dec. 12. The school’s concert band, Sentinel Big Band, Night Shadows male choir and mixed chorus performed an assortment of holiday and seasonal songs.
Supervisor: There’s no choice
Work to save the Bulwagga Bay shoreline will be completed in 2013.
Celebration Dec. 31
Schroon Lake will bid adieu to 2012 and welcome the new year. The community will host a First Night celebration Monday, Dec. 31. The event will be sponsored by the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce.
LGLC selling land as part of conservation agreement
Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift? How about property on Lake George? The Lake George Land Conservancy is selling an 8-acre plot with 350 feet of lakeshore in the town of Putnam.