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Guide to Dining Shopping & Entertainment The premier guide to Lake George and Gore Mountain Area restaurants, shops, galleries, in and outdoor activities brew crafters, theatre, lodging & more

Summer~Winter 2010 -2011

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...where woodland animals are forever captured in bronze, and tree branches transform into finely crafted pieces of art for dining, sitting & sleeping. Magically, bark, pine cones & roots evolve into rustic delights and jumping trout are caught on canvas surrounded by golden gilded frames. Ferns & lilies kiss their prints on linens, fine china and glass, while fairies dance on mushroom caps under the moon-like glow of a chandelier. Come into our forest. Be enchanted. And, when you leave take a little bit of magic into your heart & home.

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Come experience our new summer menu, and the same excellent service and unique atmosphere you remember. Dining at the Friends Lake Inn will be a treat for your senses. The candles will be lit. The wine will be chosen from our award-winning wine list. You’ll feast on superb New-American Cuisine. Recipient of Wine Spectator Magazine’s Grand Award for the 10th year running.

Appetizers

Prince Edward Island Mussels - diabloe escoffier sauce Morel and Black Trumpet Ravioli - truffle and spinach alfredo Bloody Mary Gazpacho - avocado foam and lemongrass poached shrimp Pan Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras - duck prosciutto, caraway seed rye and bourbon glaze Braised Wild Boar Belly - veal glace and potato bacon risotte Slow Roasted Rabbit Loin - apple risotto and green grape sauce Duck Confit Cake - grilled pineapple relish and frisée Scallop and Lobster Stuffed Corn Crêpe - vanilla bean beurre blanc, pecan & pistachio praline Artisan Cheeses - please choose three from our list of local and international cheese, served with house made chutney and baguette

Soups and Salads

Chilled Melon Mint Soup Du Jour Mixed Greens - sun-dried cranberries, pecan & pistachio praline, crumbled bleu cheese with balsamic vinaigrette Greek Salad - smoked trout, spring mix, feta, olives and tomatoes with lemon Tzatziki dressing Watermelon and Cucumber Salad - frisée with mint champagne vinaigrette

For reservations, call 518-494-4751 963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown, New York www.friendslake.com www.friendslake.com

Entrées

Grilled Black Angus Fillet of Beef - bordelaise sauce, herbed purple potatoes and grilled broccoli Oven Roasted Statler Chicken Breast - filled with Madeira marinated lump crab with celeriac mash, tomato bruschetta and béchamel sauce Grilled Honey Glazed Wild Boar Chops - herb infused faro, grilled fennel, bell peppers and sautéed spinach Cast Iron Seared Bison Tenderloin - strawberry demi glace, sweet & spicy polenta fries and grilled summer squash Hickor Rubbed Pork Chop - whole grain mustard apple demi glace, German bacon potato salad and tri colored carrots Sesame Encrusted Yellow Fin Tuna - blood orange soy beurre blanc, saffron risotto and steamed broccoli Pan Seared Miso Glazed Golden California Sea Bassthyme infused fumet, lobster & squid ink ravioli and fennel potato chip Chef’s Vegetable Creation Du Jour Grilled NY Strip Steak and Blackened Sea Scallops red bliss oregano mash and grilled corn off the cob

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LAKE GEORGE • Adirondack Pub & Brewery....................12 • ADK by Owner..................................clr 63 • Boathouse Restaurant.......................clr 3 • Cherry Tomato.....................................16 • Christie’s on the Lake........................clr 4 • Davies & Davies Real Estate..................24 • East Cove Restaurant............................17 • Giovanna’s........................................clr 5 • Grandma’s Backporch............,,,,,..........22 • Lake George Lodges..............,,,,,.....clr 61 • The Lobster Pot...................................10 • Moose Tooth........................................13 • Porreca’s.............................................15 • The Ridge Terrace................................21 • S. J. Garcia’s......................................clr 4 • Sushi Yoshi....................................18, 19 • Warren County Tourism.........................11 BOLTON LANDING • Algonquin Restaurant........................clr 7 • Bolton Garden Center............................25 • Burley House.......................................26 • Corillon................................................26 • Stone Manor Restaurant.......................23 • Yankee Boating....................................25 POTTERSVILLE • ADIRONDACK • Brant Lake Taxi....................................29 • Panther Mountain House......................29 • The Stagecoach Antiques......................29 • The Wells House..................................28 SCHROON LAKE • DeCeasare’s.........................................27 • Drakes.................................................27 • Schroon Lake Marina............................27 GLENS FALLS • QUEENSBURY • ADK Audio & Video..........................clr 62 • Blue Moose Tavern...............................32 • Carl R’s Cafe........................................34 • Chinatown.......................................clr 64 • Heidelberg...........................................33 • Log Jam...............................................30 • Montcalm Restaurant............................30 • Old China Buffet..............................clr 59 • Sweet Basil..........................................33 LAKE LUZERNE • Ciro’s...................................................37 STONY CREEK • Stony Creek Inn....................................38 WARRENSBURG • Ashes Hotel & Tavern...........................40 • Grist Mill..............................................42 • LeCount Real Estate.............................40 • Lizzy Keays.........................................39 • Warrensburg Chamber..........................39

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CHESTERTOWN • LOON LAKE • FRIENDS LAKE • Fern Lodge.........,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,...43 • Friends Lake Inn............,,,,,,,............clr 6 • Loon Lake Marina........,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,....43

Information when you need it, wherever you are! It’s all in this Guide and more online!

NORTH CREEK • NORTH RIVER • Adirondack Spirits.....,,,,,......................46 • Alpine Lodge.......................................44 • Andies at Smiths Restaurant.................52 • Barking Spider......................................52 • barVino................................................48 • Black Mountain....................................50 • Cafe Sarah...........................................45 • Lorenzo’s at Copperfield Inn................45 • Gore Mountain Farm.............................46 • Hudson River Trading Co..............clr 2, 51 • Laura’s................................................44 • North Creek Farmers Market.................49 • Owl at Twilight.....................................53 • The Source..........................................47 • Upper Hudson River Railroad................50 INDIAN • BLUE • RACQUETTE LAKE • Indian Lake Activities Dept...................54 • Long Lake Real Estate..........................56 • Marty’s Chili Nights..............................55 ADIRONDACK STORES & GALLERIES • Adirondack General Store.....................28 • Adirondack Spirits................................47 • Hudson River Trading Co..............clr 2, 57 • Indian Tepee Gift Shop, The..................24 • Trees...................................................24 GOLF & DINE • Cronin’s Golf Resort.............................41 OUTDOOR ADVENTURES • Adirondack Balloon Flights...................32 • Bromley Adventure Park..................clr 60 • Circle B Ranch......................................43 • Garnet Mine Tours................................49 • Gore Mountain.....................................47 • Inverted Wakeboard School..................40 • Lowery Helicopter Rides.......................23 • Mt. Kenyon Camping & Horses................38 • Natural Stone Bridge & Caves...........clr 58 • Pirate’s Cove........................................11 • Sun Kiss Balloon Flights.......................14 • Top of the World..................................20 • Tubby Tubes......................................clr 8 • Painted Pony........................................36 • West Mountain.....................................35 THEATER & ENTERTAINMENT • Blue Grass Festival...............................53 • Fort Ticonderoga.................................26 • North Creek Depot Museum..................51 Cover photo credit: James McEntee

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LAKE GEORGE Often

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crystalline waters rival any of the great bodies of water around the world. It is frequently compared to Lake Lucerne and Lake Geneva in Switzerland.

The lake’s beauty is framed by the heavily wooded Adirondack Mountains which slope directly down to the water’s edge. An abundance of islands of all shapes and sizes offer recreation of every imaginable possibility. Thirty-two miles long and “Lake George is without four and one half mile wide comparison, the most (at Bolton Landing), the lake beautiful water I ever saw…” —Thomas Jefferson has over 300 islands ranging in size from a mere knoll to a one and one half-mile long island covering 72 acres. Most of the islands are state-owned and offer camping and picnicking to summer enthusiasts. In 1692, a French missionary, Father Isaac Joques, was the first non-Native to see the lake. He and his small party were attacked and captured by the Mohawks, but he escaped and returned home to France. Sent back in 1696 by the French Governor on a peace treaty mission with the Iroquois, Joques reached the foot of Lake George on the Feast of Corpus Christi and renamed the lake “Lac du Saint Sacrement.” Father Joques later died a martyr at the hands of the Mohawks. In 1939, a statue was erected in Battleground Park and dedicated to him. It remains there today. The lake was the backdrop of many bloody battles during the French and Indian War. In 1755, as the British sought to push the French out of North America, Major General William Johnson of the British Army advanced from Albany to Lake Saint Sacrement with a force of 2,200 colonial troops and 300 Native Americans. Just prior to the Battle of Lake George, they encamped at the head of the lake, where Johnson rechristened it “Lake George” in honor of his king. Following that battle, Johnson quickly built a fortress he called Fort William Henry, which was eventually taken by the French under the Marquis de Montcalm. These events formed the basis of James Fenimore Cooper’s famous novel The Last of the Mohicans. Lake George was also the scene of Revolutionary War battles. In May 1775, Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold and the Green Mountain Boys seized Fort Ticonderoga from the British. It was the first American victory in the Revolution. After the Civil War, the Adirondacks and the Lake George Region became sought-after vacation retreats for the wealthy from the New York City area. Hotels and inns sprang up to meet the needs of those visiting the area. Entire families and their servants traveled by train from New York City to the village, where they disembarked at the train station by the steamboat dock. Some traveled farther north by steamboat to the hotels and guest houses on the northern end of the lake. The area is rich in attractions, ranging from amusement parks and miniature golf to boat cruises and parasailing. Sport fishermen find the lake’s cold water to be a rich fishery in all seasons. In the summer months, swimmers and sunbathers revel in the beaches and refreshing waters.

The Lake George Chamber of Commerce is happy to answer any questions regarding the area. Contact the Chamber at 518-668-5755

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Even if you’re a day’s hike from the rest of the world, you can find a hotel on a lake, and book a room with a hot tub, and a king-sized bed. Then select a lovely restaurant and make reservations, locate a used sporting goods shop and lose the camping gear! And, you can do it all at one site~

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33 Canada St

in Lake George Village (southern end) across from “Fort.” Free parking in our lot! Or,take out!

518-668-0002

Black & Blue Burger $9.99 Portobello Sandwich $7.99 +++BIG Big Country +++ Prime Rib Sandwich $8.99 Master Brewer Cut Prime Rib $19.95 Jack Daniels Steak $19.99 Red Pepper Chicken Alfredo Crab Stuffed Salmon 18.99 Dome Island Stuffed Chicken $15.99 Tilapia & Shrimp $16.99 Fish & Chips $13.99 Ahi Tuna Salad 12.99

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It’s hot-hot-hot and the Adirondack Pub & Brewery is serving up their tasty Lake George summer brews plus an exciting new addition – refreshing watermelon wheat beer! Located on Canada Street in Lake George Village, John Carr, owner of the Adirondack Pub & Brewery creates a unique atmosphere for diners by combining a fun and rustic pub environment, along with a full-service brewery featuring state of the art, award-winning brews and fine dining – promising to please any palette. An expert beer craftsman, John’s hobby of home brewing started more than 10 years before opening the Adirondack Pub & Brewery in 1999. John’s passion for brewing developed after spending years in Europe, which has since influenced his beer crafting style as he uses a brewing system that is German based allowing him to brew lagers, unlike the English brewing style. At the Adirondack Pub’s brewery, the fermenters are closed, not open, as with the English style; which en-ables John to produce popular traditional brews like a traditional Czech Pilsner, Bear Naked Ale (a German alternative style beer), and Pacific Northwest IPA, an unfiltered, very strong, “hoppy” beer. And, for those who prefer a lighter beer, the Adirondack Brew Pub offers Hefe Weizen plus, debuting this summer, the all new Watermelon Wheat beer — the perfect light beer for a hot summer day.A true artist to the craft, John attributes the brew creation based on his personal style and tastes, “I’m a style buff,” John says. The brewery is also known for creating a variety of seasonal favors including the pub’s Adirondack Weiss Beer, Oktoberfest, Maple Porter and Winter Lager. And, while you are cooling off with one of their favorite a summer brews, they will be busy making fall and winter favorites as well as creating new brews for their annual onsite Oktoberfest to be held on October 16, 2010. The true success of John’s brews can be found in the awards that line the walls of the pub.

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Most recently, this past April, at TAPSM New York, one of New York State’s largest craft beer festivals recently held at Hunter Mountain, the Adirondack Pub & Brewery won “Best Brewery in the Hudson Valley” award and “3rd Best Craft Beer in the Hudson Valley” award for their Dirty Blonde Ale. Also, at Saratoga’s Battle of the Brews, the brewery won 2nd and 4th “Best in Show” for their Hefewiezen 4th and IPA, and 2nd place in “People’s Choice” for The Bear Naked Ale. Although John is proud of his fresh, handcrafted beers, he is also very focused on the restaurant aspect of the Adirondack Pub & Brewery. With table bases made from tree trunks, a tree archway over the front door, and birch log trim on the bar, the ambiance is unmistakably rustic Adirondack. John even salvaged an antique mahogany bar from a 1930s-era Lake George tavern, and created a bar mirror from wooden arches removed from an old church in Ticonderoga, NY. The porch is decidedly “Great Camp” style, with hop vines growing up around the deck – making the atmosphere a sight to see for diners. “We’re serious about the food,” John emphasizes. As such, he touts the menu created by head chef Cale Gleason which features an abundance of seafood, including Wasabi with Panko Breading; Southwestern fare, and all-American staples such as certified Black Angus Prime Rib; as well as vegetarian choices. The lunch menu features a variety of favorites including tasty burgers and wraps, chicken sandwiches, soups and salads. A children’s menu lists kids’ favorites such as cheeseburgers, chicken tenders and spaghetti – and each child receives a free balloon with a dinner purchase. Dont forget to visit the memorabilia store, full of pint glasses and Great Pub tee shirts. The Adirondack Brew Pub is open seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. After Labor Day, the restaurant is open on weekends with the exception of March. Attend a free brewery tours held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. and on Saturdays at noon. For more information please visit adkpub.com or call: (518) 668-0002.

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Lake George is summer fun! Summer is all about fun, action and activities. A chance for parents and kids to unwind after the long school year. Kids agree there’s no better place than Lake George to make your summer vacation the best one yet! From the minute you arrive, it’s everywhere! FUN totally surrounds you. You haven’t even taken the car’s key out of the ignition when you watch your tod-dler trying to chew his way out of the car seat, while the older ones are bounc-ing up and down while scrambling to unbuckle their seat belts all the while pestering you to “ Hurry up dad.” Yup. You are in Lake George where the big question is not “I’m bored, what’s there to do?,” but rather, “What are we doing first?” We really do not mean to boast, but we own braggin’ rights to; theme parks, roller coasters, loopde-loops, tubing, go-karts, laser tag, paint-ball, water parks, miniature golf, boat cruises, parasail rides, penny arcades, a real fort and museum, trail rides, a honest to goodness real rodeo, zip-lines, tree rope course, train rides, rafting, haunted house, lots of shops with neat stuff, special events, water skiing, wake boarding, boat rentals, scuba diving, and believe it or not, the sum-mer home of Frankenstein and his gang of gory ghouls! There’s also plenty of free activities; fishing, swimming family events, hiking and camping! Oh my! Maybe you better add a few more days to your vacation so you can enjoy it all! Even when it rains we will never let Mother Nature rain on your parade, there’s lots of indoor activities to keep boredom at bay. Our hotels and motels are kid-friendly with many offering family budget sensitive rates, kids-eat-for-free on-site dining, large rooms, children pools, game rooms and computer

13 access. Lake front accommodation feature rowboats, kayaks and paddle boats~all equipped with child-sized life jackets. Most restaurants offer a child’s menu and fun activities for children. One of the vil-lages newest restaurant addition is the Moose Tooth Grill, located on Canada Street at the northern end of the village right after Shepard’s Park on the opposite side of the street. The Moose Tooth Grill caters “moosely” to children and has created a fantasy forest dining atmosphere complete with critters, trees, sound effects, animation, a booming thunder and lighting storm, waterfalls, player piano, games, friendly wait staff and a special prize for finding the moose’s missing tooth. Their menu offers both mama and papa moose selections as well as a baby moose menu. Mature moose , bears and foxes will enjoy the separate bar area featuring the village’s largest selection of draft beer. Come on in for some great food and fun for the entire pack. Make sure to have dinner at the Moose Tooth Grill on Thursday nights, then buy an ice cream and caramel corn then wander down to the shoreline to view the weekly summer fireworks extravaganza, a Lake George Village summer traditiona. Ask any kid or adult and they will tell you that LG is WF (way fun) year after year. The Moose Tooth Grill is open daily from 11AM-10PM.

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The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight!

On Nov 21, 1783, in Paris, France, the first untethered manned flight was made in a hot air balloon. Today balloon envelopes are made in all kinds of shapes, such as hot dogs, rocket ships, and the shapes of commercial products. A hot air balloon consists of a bag called the envelope that is capable of containing heated air. Suspended beneath is a gondola or wicker basket (in some long-distance or highaltitude balloons, a capsule), which carries passengers and (usually) a source of heat, in most cases an open flame. The heated air inside the envelope makes it buoyant since it has a lower density than the relatively cold air outside the envelope. Unlike gas balloons, the envelope does not have to be sealed at the bottom since the air near the bottom of the envelope is at the same pressure as the surrounding air. In today’s sport balloons the envelope is generally made from nylon fabric and the mouth of the balloon (closest to the burner flame) is made from fire resistant material. There is some speculation, from a demonstration led by British modern hot air balloonist in the late 1970s and again in 2003, that hot air balloons could have been used by people of the Nazca culture of Peru some 1500 to 2000 years ago, as a tool for designing the famous Nazca ground figures and lines.

First manned flight

The first clearly recorded instance of a balloon carrying passengers used hot air to generate buoyancy and was built by the two French brothers in France. The brothers experimented with unmanned balloons and flights with animals and as the mother of any boy will know. Their mother must have died to come around the corner of the barn to find one of the family’s pets lifting off into the clouds. The first tethered balloon flight with humans on board took place on October 15, 1783. King Louis XVI had originally decreed that condemned criminals would be the first

pilots, but de Rozier, along with Marquis François d’Arlandes, successfully petitioned for the honor. The first military use of a hot air balloon happened during the battle of Fleurus where the French used the balloon l’Entreprenant as an observation post. Modern hot air balloons, with an onboard heat source, were pioneered by Ed Yost, beginning in the 1950s; his work resulted in his first successful flight, on October 22, 1960. Hot air balloons are able to fly to extremely high altitudes. On November 26, 2005, Vijaypat Singhania set the world altitude record for highest hot air balloon flight. He took off from downtown Bombay, India, and landed 149 miles south in Panchale. The longest duration record was set by Swiss psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard, Auguste Piccard’s grandson, and Briton Brian Jones, Flying in the Breitling Orbiter 3. It was the first nonstop trip around the world by balloon. The balloon left Château-d’Oex, Switzerland, on March 1, 1999, and landed at 1:02 a.m. on March 21 in the Egyptian desert 300 miles south of Cairo. The two men broke distance, endurance, and time records, traveling 19 days, 21 hours, and 55 minutes. Steve Fosset broke the record for shortest time around the world on 3 July 2002. The new record is 320 h 33 min. Credit: Wiki online encyclopedia

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15 Unique Italian Cuisine Join us This Season On Our Outdoor Deck! Breakfast 8:00 - 12:00 • Dinner 5:00 til 9:00pm (Fri & Sat 5-10 pm) Open 7 Days through Labor Day Family Owned and Operated Chef Nicholas Porreca, C.E.C.

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518-668-5259 2897 Lakeshore Drive on Rt. 9N at the north end of Lake George Village

Appetizer Samples: Mozzarella and Tomato Salad.....................$8.25 House made fresh mozzarella cheese with heirloom tomatoes, basil leaves and balsamic reduction.

Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad..................$8.75 Served with carmelized onions, baby spinach and sweet red onion vinaigrette.

Classically prepared Italian dish served with our handmade pasta

Balsamic Glazed Pork.....................................$18.50

Crispy Calamari.....................................$7.25

Served with black pepper and pecorino cheese.

Classic Caesar Salad.....................................$7.25

Grilled and tossed with chunks of Italian bread Sausage Ragu Penne....................................... Crumbled Italian-style with tomato sauce.

With roasted pepper ailoi.

Organic romaine lettuce with house made croutons, tossed with anchovies, garlic and parmesan cheese dressing.

Genuine Prosciutto di Parma......................$9.75 Served with sliced melon.

The Joy of Pasta

Entree Samples: Chicken Parmesan.............................................$19.75

By Linda Ellingsworth

What’s more American than good old spaghetti and meatballs? Well, it’s not really American, of course, it’s Italian. Well, make that Chinese, based on our elementary school history lessons. But our school-house lessons weren’t very accurate either. It seems that the noodle-like food that Marco Polo brought back from China was a starchy product made from breadfruit – not durum wheat. No, research shows that our favorite Italian food actually comes from the Middle East. The first reference of noodles cooked by boiling is in the Jewish Talmud in the year 5 A.D. Written in Aramaic, the word used to describe the noodles was itriyah. This word stands for the dried noodles purchased from a vendor, not fresh homemade noodles. Because these dried noodles were portable it’s likely that Arab invaders carried the noodles with them in their conquest of Sicily. Palermo became an Arab colony. According to the Arab geographer Al Idrisi, a flour-based product in the shape of strings was produced there. The Sicilian connection continues with the word “maccaruni,” which means “made into a dough by force.” Durum wheat requires a lot of force to work, and in old times, pasta was made by kneading the dough with feet. It’s thought that this Sicilian word is the origin of “macaroni.” There are some very old Sicilian lasagna dishes still eaten there today that have the raisins and spices introduced by the Arabs, which makes the case stronger for the Arab-Sicilian pasta connection. The lucky accident was that the climate of Italy turned out to

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be perfect for the growing of durum wheat, the hard wheat that semolina comes from. Since dried pasta could be stored in ships, it became popular in the 14th and 15th centuries. When Spanish explorers traveled to the New World, dried pasta probably made the trip with them. Their ships brought home many new foods they had discovered in the New World, including the tomato, and this new fruit was the perfect partner for Italian pasta. By the 17th century, pasta’s low cost, easy availability and versatility made it part of the daily diet throughout Italy. But it wasn’t until 1839 that the first recipe for tomatoes with pasta, “vermicelli co le pommodoro,” was written by Ippolito Cavalcanti, Duke of Buonvicino. Eventually Naples, with its perfect climate for drying pasta, became Italy’s pasta center. Pasta became popular in the United States in the early 1900s, when the Italian immigrants who came to this country brought their spaghetti recipes with them. Most of the recipes that became commonplace here came from the Campania area of Italy. The Sicilian immigrants found it difficult to obtain their traditional ingredients in America, and many adopted the Campanian style of cooking. Today, however, there has been a trend to return to old Sicilian cuisine. The Porreca family of Lake George

is part of trend to return to pasta’s roots. At Porreca’s Restaurant, at Nordick’s Motel, Chef Nicholas Porreca creates fresh pasta for his entrees. Nick, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, makes the pasta dough one day in advance. The next day the dough is sheeted and put through a pasta machine. He makes two types of pasta: Pappardelle, a thick cut, and Tagietelle, a thinner cut similar to fettucini. It’s then cut into the desired shapes. Nick uses his handmade pasta to make his own ravioli as well. One favorite is “Green Ravioli,” made with sautéed greens including swiss chard, mixed with cheeses and served in a light tomato sauce. “Ricotta Gnocci,” a ricotta cheese and sausage dumpling is another of his creations. Fresh pasta “takes a little more prep,” he says, “but the difference is like night and day.” Nick, who honed his skills at New York City restaurants like Le Cirque, is a firm believer in the concept of “fresh.” “Everything here is from scratch,” he says, including the bread, butter and mozzarella cheese that he makes. Porreca’s Restaurant is open daily for breakfast and dinner, with families welcome. The recently renovated eatery also has a deck for outdoor dining.

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Culinary Institute of America at Work in the North Country

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“It’s the best culinary school in the world.� said Paul Bocuse, world-renowned French chef, of The Culinary Institute of America located in Hyde Park, New York. The school argumentally produces the best certified master chef’s in the world, many becoming leaders in the industry; the list of graduate successes to much to feature in this story. Their students spend over 1,300 hours in the kitchen or bakeshop, more than at almost any other culinary school. Many of these graduates head to other parts of the country, and beyond, spreading culinary joy to all who have the good fortune of sampling their creations. Others prefer to remain in New York State, bringing their fresh food creativity to Manhattan, the Hudson Valley, Western New York and the Adirondacks. Jacob R. Guay, a Fort Ann native, and chef /owner of the new restaurant Bistro LeRoux, located on Rte 149 in Lake George, graduated from the Culinary Institute with honors and honed his fine dining and management skills in various restaurants and resorts throughout Northwest. While there, Jacob met his life partner Tiffany. Chef Tiff attended the Institute for Educational Therapy in the small town of Cotati, in the heart of California’s Wine Country. “It was there that I learned about catering, being a private chef, and a personal chef in an all natural manner, specific to one’s health needs.,� she said. Tiffany graduated with the title of Natural Chef. Together they brought their love for food to the “Canyons Resort� in Park City, Utah where under the direction of Chef Jake, Mountain Executive Chef and Chef Tiffany, Lookout Cabin Executive Sous Chef, the restaurant soared to new heights and was featured in several prominent publications, including Vanity Fair, Wine Enthusiast and Ski Magazine.  Although they worked at extraordinary venues surrounded by natural beauty, the opportunity of running their own restaurant and being back home was to good to pass up. So, the couple packed their belongings, along with their twodecades of collective culinary experience and returned to the North Country to share their next culinary adventure, Bistro LeRoux with all of us. Bistro LeRoux, located on 668 State Route 149 in lake George offers a refreshing, creative menu with ingredients inspired by the seasons. Diners also have the option of enjoying a most impressive wine lists. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 518-798-2982.

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Summer Wine & Food Pairings By Megan Shuman

Summer in the Adirondacks is definitely one of my favorite times and is always way too short. I start looking forward to summer during that first March thaw, the one that happens every year and makes us feel like warm days are foolishly just around the corner, that winter’s hold is weakening and we’ll be sipping white wine by the lake soon. But winter will always treat us to one more fantastic display of aggressive behavior, dumping sometimes feet of snow on us, holding on for a few weeks longer. Thus, when mud season is finally over and we are awarded the time to sit by the lake finally with that glass of white wine, it is pure bliss. Whether you’re looking to pair wine with food or just enjoy an afternoon with good friends and conversation, it’s always a great time to take advantage of the opportunity to expand your palate with yet unexplored wines and regions. Summer is a fantastic time to do this, and to start your exploration, here are a few of this year’s hottest wines that are sure to impress. Rose is an often misunderstood and thus underappreciated wine I actually like to drink all year long. Made from numerous grapes, grenache, syrah and sangiovese, to name a few, rose is produced anywhere from Willamette Valley in Oregon to Southern California and Argentina, Spain to Italy and it’s historically most popular region of Provence, France. It can range from fruity (S. America and California) to dry, and has flavor profiles that run

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the entire gamut, including ripe raspberries and strawberries. 6/10/10 2:53 PM I like to say that pink wine makes the sun shine, and my favorite food in the summer is a bowl of gazpacho on a hot day. Venture in to North Creek’s barVino (www.barvino.net) to experience housemade gazpacho from their very own garden with a glass of El Coto rose from Spain. And rose is a classic French pairing with fresh mussels and French fries, or “moulle frites�, and hence pairs fantastically with little neck clams by the bushel, done with a garlic white wine sauce. You might try an appetizer cruise down Main Street from barVino to the Barking Spider Tavern and Restaurant for this match. It is such a fantastic pairing I can almost smell the garlic simmering. Reislings are in many ways as misinterpreted as roses. As intimidating as foreign labels can appear, German reislings can be easily identified if you have a few reisling tools in your bag. ‘Trocken’, which means dry or ‘halbtroken’, which translates to halfdry, or off-dry are the two classifications of residual sugar you will find indicated on the label. The sugar levels are determined in reislings by both the time and method of harvest. They start with Kabinett, the earliest harvest, lowest alcohol and lightest of the harvested styles, to Spatlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese, and Eiswein, Germany’s premier desert wine, produced from grapes actually frozen on the vine before harvest. Trust me, even my German heritage doesn’t help me here, and I definitely can’t pronounce these words properly without making a terrible face. If you can work past the continued on page 48

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Hibachi reservations suggested Serving Lunch & dinner everyday starting at 11:30am

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Delivery available

Appetizers

Gourmet Egg Roll (1)......................................2.75 Spring Roll (1).....................................................3.00 Fried Chicken Wings (10)...............................7.25 Cold Sesame Noodles**..................................6.75 Crab Rangoon (6)...............................................7.25 Pork Dumplings (6) (steamed or fried)......6.95 Veggie Dumplings (6) (steamed or fried).........6.50 Chicken Fingers (6)...........................................7.25 Boneless Spare Ribs (4) ................................7.95 Teriyaki Beef Sticks (4).................................7.95 Bar-B-Q Spare Ribs (6)............................... 8.50 PuPu Platter for 2..........................................17.75

Chicken, Beef or Pork

(add $1 for Beef) Broccoli..................................................................11.95 Sweet & Sour (chicken only).....................11.95 Mixed Vegetables.............................................11.95 Garlic Sauce** ................................................11.95 Black Bean Sauce (chicken & beef only)...11.95 Hunan Style**....................................................11.95 Moo Goo Gai Pan (chicken only)...............11.95 Kung Pao** (chicken only)...........................11.95 Cashew Nuts (chicken only)........................11.95 Szechuan**..........................................................11.95 Snow Pea Pods (chicken or beef only)........12.95 Pepper Steak & Onions................................12.95

Soups

Wonton Scallion Soup......................4.25 / 7.50 Egg Drop Soup....................................3.95 / 6.95 Hot & Sour Soup** .........................4.25 / 7.50 House Special Soup (for two) ...................9.95

Fried Rice

Vegetable................................................................7.50 Chicken or Pork.................................................8.50 Beef or Shrimp....................................................9.95 House Special.....................................................10.95

Lo Mein & Chow Mein

Shrimp or Scallops

Vegetable...........................................................8.50 (add $2 for Scallops) Beef, Chicken or Pork..................................9.50 Mixed Vegetables..........................................15.95 Shrimp..................................................................9.95 Broccoli...............................................................15.95 House Special.................................................10.95 Snow Pea Pods..............................................16.95 Hunan Style**..............................................15.95 On The Healthier Side Kung Pao**.........................................................15.95 Bamboo steamed specialties are select Cashew Nuts......................................................15.95 garden vegetables served in a bamboo Black Bean Sauce............................................15.95 steamer with brown dipping sauce. Garlic Sauce**..................................................15.95 Vegetables........................................................11.95 Szechuan Style**............................................15.95 Chicken..............................................................12.95 Shrimp w/ Lobster Sauce...........................16.95 Shrimp................................................................15.95 Gourmet Chef’s Specialities Scallops..............................................................17.95 Seasonal Mixed Vegetables........................11.95 Moo Shu Buddha’s Delight...............................................11.95 served with 4 pancakes General Tso’s Chicken....................................12.95 Vegetable..........................................................10.95 Spicy Orange** or Sesame Chicken.....13.95 Chicken or Pork.............................................11.95 Spicy Orange** or Sesame Shrimp.......16.95 Beef or Shrimp..............................................12.95 Shrimp & Chicken Combo............................17.95 Dragon & Phoenix Hunan Style**...........17.95 Vegetables Hunan Triple**...................................................17.95 Broccoli in Garlic Sauce............................10.95 Mongolian Beef.................................................19.95 Broccoli in Brown Sauce...........................10.95 Happy Family....................................................20.95 Tofu in Garlic Sauce**...............................10.95 Seafood Delight..............................................22.95 Szechuan Tofu**............................................10.95 Hawaii Five-O...................................................22.95 ** = Hot & Spicy

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Vegetarian Maki Choice of three: Cucumber, Avocado, Asparagus or Veg Head Roll...........................................................................................16.95

Vegetable Tempura

Assorted vegetables deep fried very crisply in light batter and served with tempura sauce....................................................................17.95

Appetizers

Edamame Maki Combination Steamed soybeans lightly salted served warm................................6.25 California, Cucumber and Tuna Rolls..................................................17.95 Maki Sampler 1 California Roll, Cucumber Roll, Tuna Roll........................................9.95 Tuna Sushi Dinner TGXLMRP]WPMGIH¿PIXSJXYRESREWIEWSRIHFPSGO Sushi . of rice with a sesame California Roll...............................................20.95 EWWSVXIH¿WLWYGGYPIRXWSRXSTSJFPSGOWSJVMGI Spicy Combo Dinner Tempura Spicy Lump Crab California Roll, Superstar Roll & Shrimp and assorted vegetables deep fried very crisply in light batter.....................................................................................................................10.95 Spicy Tuna Roll.............................................................................................20.95 Negimayaki Sushi Dinner Thin slices of beef wrapped around scallions and served with TGXLMRP]WPMGIH¿PIXSJ¿WLSREWIEWSRIHGPSGO teriyaki and sesame seeds.........................................................................10.95 of rice with a California Roll................................................................20.95 Sashimi Tempura JVIWL¿PIXWSJ¿WLWPMGIHWEWLMQMWX]PI Shrimp & vegetables deep fried very crisply in light batter Tuna Tettaki and served with Tempura sauce.........................................................22.95 Pan-seared encrusted tuna, served with a soybean honey sauce topped with sesame seeds..........................................................................11.75 Chirashi Assorted raw & cooked seafood, fresh vegetables and roe served over seasoned rice.....................................................................24.95 À La Carte Sushi

(2 slices) Avocado................................................................................... 3.75 Egg / Crabstick / Mackerel.........................................4.50 Squid / Shrimp....................................................................5.00 Sweet Shrimp / Surf Clam / Octopus....................5.50 Eel / Tilapia / Sea Bass / Salmon............................5.75 Smoked Salmon / Tuna....................................................6.75 Salmon Roe.............................................................................7.25 Yellow Tail................................................................................7.00 Sea Urchin (when available).........................................7.75 Flying Fish Roe.....................................................................5.25 add quail egg.....................................................................2.50

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Spicy Tuna Roll..............................................................................7.25 Double Dipper................................................................................7.25 Lump Crab California...................................................................9.25 Japanese Bagel.............................................................................6.95 Philadelphia Roll...........................................................................7.95 Superstar Roll...............................................................................8.75 Phishfood Yellow Tail, spicy mayo & avocado, F.F. Roe.......................8.95 Shrimp Tempura Roll Shrimp Tempura, cucumber & avocado, F.F. Roe..................8.75 Spicy Lump Crab California.......................................................9.25 Spider Roll...................................................................................10.95

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Farm to Table for Healthier Eating By Megan Shuman

Advertising that your restaurant endorses “slow food” seems like a terrible marketing plan, yet we are more and more often finding restauranteurs looking for ways to do just that, and it is bringing amazing flavors to our palates with a conscience at the heart of it all. In a time where we are all trying to be more aware of the impact we have on our surroundings and the earth, the question of where our food comes from is incredibly important. Energy costs and packaging involved with shipping food long distance can be avoided by simply looking to local farms where more often than not the product you find will be far superior to that which spent time travelling long distance. As well as protecting the flavors of food, buying locally also ensures the preservation of indigenous breeds and species, the survival of traditional, sustainable practices and production methods, and thus protects the local landscape. Ultimately, supporting local farms keeps us connected with the people we share it with. Hence, “slow food”

Within the Lake George Region, there are restaurants where the dedication to providing patrons with superior local product is supremely important. Two of these are The Owl at Twilight, in Olmsteadville and The Farmhouse Restaurant at the Top of the World Golf Course in Lake George. Both of these establishments are known for the attention to detail come to be expected during an exquisite meal experience. The foundation of this meal is of course a talented chef and staff but also the use of and harvested local meats, cheeses and produce with sustainability in mind. The Farmhouse Restaurant hosts Harvest Dinners throughout the summer on Thursday evenings at 7 pm. These evenings showcase the freshest produce and local meats and cheeses and are a fantastic expression of how food should be experienced, with friends and family in a setting as stunning as the views. Chef Kevin London’s talents are showcased by a constantly evolving menu highlighting

ESSEX Elizabethtown - Behind the Adirondack History Center Museum. Manager: Gina Agoney (518) 293-7877. Web Site: adirondackfarmersmarket.com + Date: Fridays, May 14 through October 8, 2010 9:00-1:00 Essex – Behind the Essex town hall. Manager Sam Hendren (518) 834-7306. + Date: Sundays, June 27 through Sept. 5, 2010 10:00-2:00 Keene - Marcy Airfield between Keene and Keene Valley on Route 73. Manager: Dick Crawford (518) 561-7167. Web Site:adirondackfarmersmarket.com Date: Sundays, June 20 through Oct. 10, 2010 9:30-2:00 Keeseville – Across from the Civic Center in the park. Manager Sam Hendren (518) 8347306. + Date: Fridays, June 25 through Sept. 3, 2010 4:00-7:00pm Lake Placid – Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Manager: Sam Hendren (518) 834-7306. Web Site: lakeplacidmarket.com + Date: Wednesdays, June 23 through Oct. 13, 2010 9:00-1:00

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Appetizers

Veal Specialties

Veal a la Raymond Stuffed with Imperial Crabmeat dressing, finished with mushroom caps and Hollandaise Sauce ~22.95 Baked Havarti Veal Black Forest A mild buttery Danish cheese wrapped in phyllo dough, baked and finished with raspberry sauce Medallions veal & thinly sliced eggplant sauteed in butter and sherry wine. and served with wheat crackers ~7.95 Finished with Sauce Bearnaise~22.95 Seafood au gratin (coquille) Veal Richard Shrimp & scallops tossed in a light cream sauce ~5.50 Tender sauteed veal medallions topped with sauteed mushrooms, onions, our three cheese mixture and Sauce Bordelaise ~22.95 Veal Elder Chateaubriand Bouquetier Medallions veal patted with seasoned A suberb cut from the center of the tenderloin flour, sauteed in olive oil. Topped with grilled served with a bouquet of vegetables & Capicollo ham, sauteed mushrooms, roasted Duchess Potato Bordure~28.95 peppers and Swiss cheese. Finished with a Tenderloin of beef bordelaise light Marsala Wine Sauce ~22.95 8 oz. sliced Filet Mignon cooked to your taste Veal Marsala and covered with Sauce Bordelaise~24.95 Medallions of veal sauteed in olive Ragout a la deutsch oil, topped with mushrooms & light Medallions of Filet Mignon sautéed in butter Marsala Wine Sauce ~22.95 with mushroom, onions & green peppers. Served with Sauce Bordelaise, garnished with Rissole Potato ~21.95 Shrimp Rockport Shrimp stuffed with a crabmeat horseradish dressing, wrapped in hickory smoked bacon~21.95 Long Island Duckling Boneless with Ridge Terrace Dressing ~23.95 Stuffed Lobster Tail 3/4 lb. stuffed with shrimp & scallops and Chicken Fromage our Imperial Crabmeat Dressing ~P.A.M Boneless chicken breast stuffed with ricotta, Clams casino Top-neck Clams broiled with green peppers, pimento, garlic butter, topped with bacon ~8.95

Beef & Pork

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Fowl

mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, coated with seasoned bread crumbs and oven browned. Finished with our Alfredo Sauce ~19.50

Filet of Fresh Salmon Blackened or broiled served with lemon & vegetable compound butter ~21.95

Chicken Almondine Boneless breast sauteed in butter, finished with toasted almonds and a sherry wine sauce ~19.50

Seafood au gratin Shrimp & scallops tossed in a light cream sauce topped with melted provolone, mozarella and parmesan cheeses ~5.50

Pasta Specialties

Shrimp Scampi Alfredo Blackeked chicken alfredo Garlic marinated jumbo shrimp broiled Tender boneless chicken breast dredged in and served over pasta, finished with our cajun spices and seared. Served over pasta and Alfredo or tomato sauce ~21.95 finished with our alfredo sauce ~19.50 Chicken alfredo Pasta La Mer Scallops & scampi style shrimp broiled in butter Sliced breast sauteed with capicola & brocserved over pasta finished with our Alfredo or coli served over linguine and finished with butter, cream and Parmesan cheese~19.50 tomato sauce ~21.95 The Rios Family Chef Owned & Operated

In addition to our regular menu we offer ethnic and regional culinary selections that vary week to week. Of course, we gladly consider special requests and/or preparation to suit your taste.

Roasted Veal Chop braised in olive oil & spices then roasted and finished with a brandied mushroom sauce.

Madeira Veal

Veal medallions sauteed in sherried butter then layered with prosciutto, portabella mushrooms & smoked provolone. Finished with a Madeira au jus.

Seafood Strudel

Seasoned snow crab, gulf shrimp and bay scallops wrapped in puff pastry dough and baked to a golden brown. Served with Hollandaise sauce.

Panko Catfish

A fresh filet of catfish breaded with Japanese breadcrumbs pan-fried to crisp and coverd with a toasted sesame & ginger glaze

Rack of Lamb

Partially oven roasted then char grilled to perfection. Served with mint apple jelly Above served with salad & potato du jour We use only the finest fresh fish & shellfish flown in from Florida and Boston

Our unique, all inclusive children’s menu starts at $3.25 Family friendly atmosphere~ bring the whole family. Evening Hours Only: Mon.-Sun. 5 pm-10 pm Open through October

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2172 Ridge Rd, Rte 9L Eastside of Lake George

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North on Lake Shore

Lake George... Follow Rt . 9N

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and you will find yourself winding along the shoreline of Lake George past an array of accommodations, summer homes, estates, and attractions. The road you travel was once called Millionaires Row. This ten mile long shoreline between the villages of Lake George and Bolton Landing once entertained the wealthy and famous of the era, and a romantic era it was. After the Civil War, there were many empires built along this road. The post-Civil War period brought the rise of technology and the American economy prospered. As the country turned from an agricultural to an industrial nation, great fortunes were made. Many of the more fortunate came to Lake George in the summer to escape the city’s oppressive heat. Today, you can see the remains of many of those great resorts. The Marcella Sembrich Studio located further up the road is a testimony to the famous opera singer who came to Bolton Landing in 1921. Famous musicians visiting her in Bolton created quite a sensation in this quiet community. The Sembrich Museum is open to the public and is well worth a visit, if only to walk the picturesque grounds and visit the studio which tells the story of this great performer. As you wind your way up Route 9N there are many charming dining options for your pleasure, offering a wide range of cuisines from authentic German, to old world Italian, to American style grilled steaks and chops, and you don’t have to be a millionaire to enjoy them.

The first humans to inhabit the Bolton territory were the Prehistoric Stone Age “Woodland� Indians who traveled through the Lake George valley from 5,000 to 10,000 B.C. Native Americans were still present here summers at the turn of the 20th Century, selling their handmade wares to seasonal visitors. One of their ancient legends, passed down through centuries, tells the story of the Sacrificial Stone on Mohican Point in Bolton Bay. In 1913, author W.H. Samson described the ancient legend of Mohican Point’s Sacrificial Stone. In short, the Legend is about a beautiful Indian girl who was captured by the Mohicans and brought to these shores from afar. A young warrior chief fell instantly in love with her, but he had to leave to fight in a distant battle. While he was gone, the cruel old men and women left behind had burned her at the stake. While doing so, a ghost-like warrior-spirit was said to have leaped from the flames, carrying the body of the young maiden. The spirit ran to the top of a large stone, then leaped skyward, vanishing over the distant hills. Strangely, the young brave who had gone to battle never returned to his tribe, however every year, a warrior was found slain on the stone. An inscription scratched on the stone could be faintly read: “For every hair on the maiden’s head, a Mohican brave would die�. The Sacrificial Stone is still there on Mohican Point. FIRST EUROPEAN VISITORS Following old and worn Indian paths that threaded throughout the territory, the first European to view the Bolton, Lake George region was the French Jesuit missionary Father Isaac Jogues. He and his two lay assistants Groupil and Couture christened our beautiful lake “Lac du Saint Sacrement� (Lake of the Blessed Sacrement) on May 30, 1646, the Eve of the Festival of Corpus Christi. It was their mission to convert the Native Americans to Christianity. These Native Americans did not appreciate this intrusion on their hunting grounds. Cutting off his finger at first as a warning, they later took his life. History of the Town of Bolton Condensed from the book: OLD BOLTON on Lake George, NY by William P. Gates of Bolton

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Appetizers

Housemade Crabcakes made with lump crab, shrimp & chipotle aioli~12.95 Cajun Egg Roll stuffed with Andouille sausage, shrimp, dirty rice, served with Creole mustard & sweet chili sauce~9.95

Salads

Iceburg Lettuce Wedge topped with Feta cheese, Calamata olives, sundried tomatoes, marinated artichokes, mushrooms, crispy prosciutto & balsamic dressing~11.95

Sandwiches

Beef Brisket slowly braised & covered in carmelized onions and creamy horseradish sauce served on a soft onion roll~10.95 Shredded Pork, crispy bacon & ham on a soft roll served with cole slaw & Root Beer BBQ Sauce~10.95

Entrees

Prime Rib of Beef, slow roasted till fork tender, served with Au jus and horseradish cream, 4 sizes: 8oz~13.95, 16oz~21.95, 12oz~ 19.95, 24oz~29.95, 24oz~29.95 Filet Medallions Twins grilled to perfection, served with Crabmeat Butter~24.95, 4oz~14.95 Whisky Butter Chicken marinated and grilled ‘til tender~16.95 Meaty Baby-Back Ribs that fall off the bone~half~14.95, whole~19.95

House Specialties

Spiced Crusted Ahi Tuna with pineapple relish, seaweed salad, wonton frizzles & sweet soy~20.95 Tortellini Carbonara sauteed prosciutto with spring peas & fresh plum~18.95

Crab, Shrimp & Lobster Cocktail Bar the best angus half pound burgers in the area

Child’s Menu Daily fresh fish and pasta specials

Live music 7 days a week during July & August, Wed.~Sun. Sept. thru Oct.

docking available

The Stone Manor

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Indian Tepee Gift Shop An Old-Fashioned Country Store Celebrating 50 Years

Is many shops under one roof and we invite you to step back in time to experience the charm of an old-fashioned country store, specializing in decorative accessories for the home and garden. Your senses will be tempted with the aroma of Adirondack balsam, Yankee scented candles, and the sweet tastes of fudge, jams, jellies & maple syrup. Chocolates by Adirondack Candy Man Handcrafted Indian artifacts and pottery are our specialties, Adirondack memorabilia abound with nautical wares, unique ornaments and jolly Santas.

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BOLTON LANDING ON LAKE GEORGE Today, Diamond Point and the village of Bolton Landing offer vacationers and residents alike a myriad of recreational opportunities. Sailing, boating, diving, swimming, fishing, tennis and other activities can be enjoyed while overlooking the lake and mountains. While these activities are open to all today, the area has a rich history as the playground of the rich and famous. Many of homes along the Bolton Road’s “Millionaire’s Row” survive to this day. During the golden era of the 1800s, the area was populated with summer estates and hotels offering a sophisticated summer experience for the wealthy vacationer who traveled by rail, stagecoach and lake steamer to relax in the cool mountain air at the shores of this impressive lake. One of the earliest accommodations was Mohican Point, erected in 1800 to serve travelers. In 1856 the tavern was sold and upgraded, opening as a hotel called the Mohican House. It managed to cater to an affluent clientele in spite of the fact that it was smaller and had fewer amenities than hotels like the 600-room Fort William Henry in Lake George Village. Bolton Chamber of Commerce. www.BoltonChamber.com

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Up Yonda Farm, a Regional Treasure Discover the natural beauty of the Adirondacks in Bolton Landing. Up Yonda Farm offers 73 acres with a spectacular view overlooking Lake George. Public nature programs on a variety of topics are presented year round. Natural history exhibits featuring a diorama with native mammals and birds are housed in the museum. Watch for wildlife outdoors as you hike along one of our woodland trails. There are perennial gardens, including a butterfly garden from June to September. The auditorium was the first building renovation at Up Yonda Farm. This barn was formerly used to house chickens for an egg business operated by Alice and John Scott. The exterior looks much the same as it did fifty years ago. Today, the interior is comfortable while retaining the look and feel of an old barn. It is the starting point for most of our nature programs. Rustic features combine with more modern elements to create a unique environment for presentations. Nature photography and other regional exhibits support the Adirondack theme. Honey bees can be seen up close in an observation hive during the summer months. Web: www.UpYondaFarm.com. Up Yonda Farm is operated by Warren County Parks, Recreation & Railroad. Fax: 518-644-3824 Up Yonda Farm: PO Box 1453 Bolton Landing, NY 12814

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Works of Wood & Nature • Adirondack Home Furnishings • Stonewall Gourmet Sauces, Jams & Jellies • New Arsenic-Free Outdoor Amish Furniture • Whitley’s Peanuts & Cashews • Bird Houses • Shrubs • Gliders • Folding Adirondack Chairs • Adirondack Carved Bears • Locally grown, hardy perennials

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Traveling north from the Lake George Region, it is a pretty ride up 9L to Ticonderoga. Once there you will find an abundance of things to see and do. Stop for lunch, dinner and libations at the Burleigh House located in downtown Ticonderoga or the Carillon, (named for the fort itself) for dinner. Want to know more about Ticonderoga, contact the Ti Chamber at www.ticonderogany.com

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Open all year Serving Steaks, Seafood & Pasta Chef/Owner

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Built by the French in1755, Fort Ticonderoga(Carillon) played a critical strategic role in both the Seven Years’ War and the American War for Independence. 18th Century comes to life. Experience the sights and sounds. The Fife and Drum Corp performs music and artillery demonstrations daily during July and August. World-renowned collections of muskets, powderhorns and artifacts are on display. Living history demonstrations, interpreters in period clothing, and a military museum help tell the story or this National Historic Landmark. Trails wind through 600 acres of former battlefield. 518-585-2821 www.fort-ticonderoga.org

A full service restaurant specializing in French/American Affordably priced

Offering a full-service bar and a large selection of bottled wines. Homemade bread, soup and dessert. Reservations are appreciated. All major credit cards accepted.

Sample Menu Items Seafood Pot Pie A crock of shrimp, scallops, crab & scrod sealed with a pastry top. Served with rice. Baked Stuffed Shrimp Tortilla Crusted Tilapia Seafood Jambalaya Baked Stuffed Sole Surf & Turf Filet Mignon Roast Duckling Seafood Alfredo

872 NYS Route 9 N Ticonderoga, NY

Signature Appetizer both $8.95

Little neck steamers covered with garlic butter on a bed of linguini. Served with garlic bread

518-585-7657

We are open evenings at 4:00 PM. Closed Wednesday.

A local favorite for 22 years!

Adirondack Style Atmosphere 2 Fireplaces Patio Dining Live Entertainment Happy Hour

Monterey Grande, bed of waffle fries topped with chili, shredded cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, sliced black olives, sliced jalapeùo’s and garnished with chopped scallions, sour cream and salsa included

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SCHROON LAKE A scenic body of water that stretches across Warren and Essex Counties, Schroon Lake is 9 miles long and 1.5 miles across at its widest point. There are differing stories about the origin of its name. One legend tells of a Mohawk warrior who fell in love with an Indian maiden named “Sca-ro-na,” or “Soft-Eyed Fawn.” In fleeing an enemy attack by canoe, the warrior was killed. In her despair, Scaro-na leaped into the lake and sank beneath the surface. The legend inspired the name Sca-ro-na’s Lake, which was changed to Schroon Lake in 1805. The Schroon Lake region was once a favored getaway of the rich and famous. Schroon Lake’s best known hotel, Scaroon Manor, was the filming location of the 1958 movie classic “Marjorie Morningstar,” starring Natalie Wood. Today, Schroon Lake is a thriving tourist destination that combines small-town ambience with modern recreation. From Celtic to Roots to Gypsy Jazz… you’ll find a variety of music offered by the the town Arts Council on Tuesday nights at the Boathouse Theater. Chamber web:schroonlakeregion.com For the schedule of music for the Boathouse Theatre eventful.com/schroonlake/venues/boathouse-theatre-/

Sunday Surf & Turf 18.95 1/2lb. Alaskan King Crab Legs 1/2lb. Boneless Prime Rib of Beef Fresh Baked Rolls, Tossed Salad, Potato & Vegetable

Friday & Saturday Boneless Prime Rib 18.95

14oz. Boneless Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus, Tossed Salad, Potato & Vegetable, Fresh Baked Rolls

Tuesday Alaskan King Crab Legs 19.95 1lb. Alaskan King Crab Legs Tossed Salad, Potato & Vegetable, Fresh Baked Rolls

Wednesday New England Lobster 18.95

Everything you need to get out on the water for a day, a weekend or a season! We are a boat launch facility for all motor boats, canoes, rowboats and offer a Pro Shop with wakeboards and waterskis. Gas Repair & Service Boat Supplies Dock Rentals Boat Sales Dock Sales Motor Sales Winter Storage

31 Marina Road, Schroon Lake, NY www.schroonlakemarina.com 518-532-7884 • SchroonLakeMarina.com

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Adirondack General Store

For a trip back in time to old Adirondack days, venture over to the town of Adirondack to the Adirondack General Store on East Shore Drive. The 160-year-old business was purchased eight years ago by Rhinebeck natives Jay & Debbie Close. Even though Adirondack is off the beaten path (“people either come here on purpose or they’re lost,” Close quips), the couple has no regrets about the major change in lifestyle. “We’re here to stay,” he said. The store can be reached at 518-494-4408, or visit their website at www.adkgeneralstore.com

A Genuine 160 year old North Country General Store

Summer Hours: Sun. 7:30-3 Mon. - Sat. 7-6

Call for Winter Hours Start your day with a hearty homemade country breakfast in our family style dining area or stop by for Lunch, eat in or take out, featuring our fresh salads and baked beans. Be sure to browse our selection of North Country Gifts including Troutman Chairs, the Worlds Best Rockers, Precast Outdoor Fireplaces & Fishing Tackle. On your way to our store, drive along East Shore Drive of Schroon Lake. Enjoy the pristine water, beautiful homes and majestic views of the high peaks.

899 East Shore Drive on Schroon Lake Adirondack, NY 12808 518-494-4408 www.adkgeneralstore.com www.adkgeneralstore.com ATM

pottersville Just a short hop off Exit 26 of the Adirondack Northway, the hamlet of Pottersville has come alive with new and revitalized businesses. The 160-year-old Wells House has been reborn under the guidance of new owners Maryian and Vincent McCann. Across the road, the Stagecoach Antiques and Home Décor shop offers a delightful mix of antiques and new décor items. During the early days of Adirondack Holster the Wells House was a key stage coach stop for visitors heading to the grand hotels along the shores of Schroon Lake. Guests would arrive, freshen up, dine and get a bed for the night before catching the steam ship that would transport them to their summer destinations.

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Panther Mountain Inn Fourteen guest rooms all with private baths. Enjoy our glass atrium and complimentary coffee, and the amenities of Panther Mountain Pub serving comfort food and pub fare.

Located on Route 9 in the center of Chestertown www.panthermountaininn.com 518-494-2401 • PantherMountainInn.com

Brant Lake Taxi & Transportation Service, Inc. We cover a 50 mile radius around Brant Lake. Reliable, friendly and courteous service. Pre-Arranged for Business Meetings, Private and Special Events. Specializing in Shuttles to Glens Falls Civic Center 14 Passenger Shuttle, 12 Passenger Vans. Now Introducing our Ambulette Van

handicap accessible for social, personal & medical trips.

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Proudly owned by Don Butler & Keith Wilkinson

Directly across from the Wells House, a group of veteran antique dealers has opened the Stagecoach Antiques and Home Décor shop. Dealers include Floss and Bob Savarie from Olmsteadville’s Board & Batten Antique Shop, Cindy & Don Nichols of Saratoga Springs, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Grimm also from Saratoga, Kathy & John Feiden of Mountain Niche Antiques and The Foothills of North Creek. Joe Roth & Trudy Lalinde of Queensbury, Donalda & Clennan Ellfritz of Clen’s Collectibles. Ellen & Gregg Schaefer of Clifton Park and Joan Conway. Just 23 miles North of Lake George Village you will find the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves Park. The massive stone bridge arch - the largest marble cave entrance in the east - dominates this spectacular display of Adirondack geology. Originally named Ponte de Dios (Bridge of God) by Spanish explorers and later described in Morse’s Geography of 1790, the stone bridge has captivated visitors for over 200 years. Unlike the slow forming limestone caverns, these marble caves were rapidly formed during the last ice age by an unusual East-West trending fault which exposed a layer of ancient marble to raging acidic floodwaters from melting glaciers. The facilities are a great site for birthday parties or corporate events (inquire for special pricing or after hours availability). Cabins are also available for rent. The caves are easily accessed, only 2.5 miles off of I-87 Exit 26 at the end of Stone Bridge Rd. For information call 518-494-7190 or visit www.stonebridgeandcaves.com

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Fort Ticonderoga makes learning history a jolly good time!

Fort Ticonderoga was one of the most strategically important places in eighteenth-century North America. Called by some the “Key to the Continent,” it is no wonder that battles were fought here during both the French & Indian War (1755-1763) and the American Revolution (17751783). Battles continue to be fought at the Fort in re-enactments and in exciting, “learninghistory-is-fun” play-acting. On August 12th, Fort Ticonderoga and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington VT, have teamed together to present “History Comes Alive!” a day long children’s theater camp designed to bring history to life through drama and movement. This program makes me want to be a kid again! If your child shows an interest in history, or is totally bored by history, you will want him or her involved! Just imagine you are one of the Green Mountain Boys trying to decide whether to follow Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold across Lake Champlain to sneak up and attack Fort Ticonderoga. Or, pretend you are one of the family members of the British soldiers living in the fort, playing, having dinner, and going to sleep totally unaware that you are about to be attacked! Children will learn and play the part of both true and fictional characters, dress up in period costumes and carry props. And, with a lot of hootin’ and hollerin,’ running, jumping and having a real good time, they re-enact the 1775 capture of Fort Ticonderoga and learn a good chunk of American history that they’ll never forget! Oh to be a kid again! The day ends with an informal presentation of the day’s highlights for families, friends, and fort visitors on the Fort’s historic Parade Ground. Space is limited and registration is open on a first-come, firstserved basis. The cost is $70 per child. A limited number of scholarships are available enabling children to attend at $35 dollars go to http://www. fort-ticonderoga.org/education/family-activities.htm for more information and registration. Parents know the children learn best by actively doing and seeing. During the months of July and August, Fort Ticonderoga provides a number of “do & see” 18th century activities that for parents and children to enjoy and learn at the same time such as; make your own powder horn, miniature Bateau boat and tri-corner hat, dressing up in period clothing, playing 18thcentury games and with toys reflective of the time and creating a soldiers diary. At the King’s Garden, located behind the fort’s pavilion, you can learn how herbs were used for both cooking and medicinal purposes, see what children in the 18th century ate and how they made a garden, and learn interesting trivia and facts about insects, vegetables and companion gardening. The garden’s “Hands-on” programs include clipping sprigs of lavender to make your own a scented sachet, decorating a pet rock and learning about Irises. “Weekend Watercolors,” held every weekend in July and August, affords you an opportunity to capture on paper the garden’s color and beauty. If you prefer to be a bystander to the action and view history from a lawn chair, twice a year historical reenactors bring Fort Ticonderoga’s military history to life through recreated battles, including: Grand Encampment of the French & Indian War on June 26 & 27, 2010, Revolutionary War Encampment on September 11 & 12, 2010.

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The Adirondack Balloon Festival has become one of the leading event of it’s kind in the country. Sept. 23-26, 2010

So says the New York Daily News, and lots of other enthusiasts. This years event will be held from Thursday September 23rd to Sunday the 26th. For 35 yeas now hundreds of balloonist have planned to be in Glens Falls that weekend. And thousands of spectators have gladly blocked out these days on their new calenders each year. This years four day festival will begin at Crandall Park in Glens falls with the opening ceremony and flight of 12+ hot air balloons. The ceremonies will be entertained by the Stony Creek Band who will be preforming in the shell. Weather plays an important part in the event. Regular returnees will reminisce about the sun and wind and rain and in which year they happened. Balloon flights are scheduled weather permitting and the event is free of charge. This event stays in the minds of children long after they grow to adult hood. My kids and many more remember getting up in the dark and driving to the event, walking out into the mist of this huge field littered with balloon baskets all in different stages of lift off. And the pure amazing site of a balloon slowly lifting into the air silently oh so silently until the blast from the propane air heater. So be sure to make this a memory for you and your children and leave the dogs at home because the organizers really believe the only dogs that should be at the festival are the dog balloons. Schedule at: www.AdirondackBalloonFestival.com. There are two balloon companies in our region. Sun Kiss Ballooning and Adirondack Balloon Flights, check them out on line

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Menu Sampling Early Bird Specials 4:30 to 6:30 (Including Kids Menu) In House Only 7 Days a Week

Prime Rib, Veal Francese, Stuffed Pork Chops, Stuffed Shrimp, 12 oz Top Sirloin, Broiled Scrod, Chicken Parmigiana, Broiled Salmon, Plus Salad Bar and Potato $15.95

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Prime Rib With 4 Shrimp Scampi $24.95 With 7 oz Lobster Tail $28.95 With 3 Stuffed Shrimp $24.95

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Dinner Menu Sampling

Full menu boasts over 100 entree choices!

Lobster or Portabella Ravioli with pink vodka sauce $14.95 Filet Mignon $23.95 ~ Steak au Poive $24.95 Boneless NY Strip starting at $15.95

Surf & Turf

Prime Rib & Crab $44.95 Baked Shrimp with NY Strip or Filet Mignon $32.95

Seafood

Split Alaskan King Crab Legs 1 ½ lbs $44.95 Twin Broiled Lobster Tails $34.95 Broiled Sea Scallops $20.95

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The Region’s MosT PoPulaR Tex-Mex and aMeRican ResTauRanT. Just off Exit 18 of I-87 • West Glens Falls

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Appetizer Specialties

Buffalo Shrimp........... 7.50 Mexican Pizza............. 10.95 A crisp flour tortilla covered with melted Cheddar and Jack cheeses, spicy beef, green chilies, tomatoes and scallions.

Shrimp dipped in buffalo sauce; mild, medium & hot.

Basket of Sliders ........ 5.95

Cowboy Pizza............ 10.95

Three (3) mini-burgers.

A crisp flour tortilla covered with melted Cheddar and Jack cheeses, fajita chicken, barbeque sauce, bacon and red onions.

Mexican Egg Rolls .......6.95

Filled with chicken, spinach, corn, black beans, cilantro & melted Jack cheese. Served with honey dijon mustart sauce & ranch dressing.

w/melted Cheddar & Jack cheeses only 7.95

Blackened Ahi Tuna.....9.95 Buffalo Chicken Pizza .. 10.95 A crisp flour tortilla covered with melted Cheddar and Jack cheeses, Buffalo chicken fingers and Bleu cheese crumbles.

Served rare with soy sauce & wasabi.

Super Nachos ............ 8.95 A large platter of warm crisp tortilla chips topped with Cheddar cheese, chili, scallions, tomato, guacamole, sour cream & jalapenos.

Nine Layer Dip........... 8.95

Customer Favorite Seafood Quesadilla ..... 11.95

Refried beans, cheese & onions, tomatoes, scallions, guacamole, jalapenos, sour cream, black olives and melted Cheddar cheese. Served w/ tortilla chips.

Shrimp, sea legs, melted jack and cheddar cheese plus sabi sauce served with mixed salad and pico de gallo sauce all menu prices & items subject to change

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Top Sirloin (8 oz.) ...................... 12.95 Sizzle Steak ............................. 13.95 NY Sirloin (10 oz.)...................... 15.95 Rusty’s BBQ Ribs........................ 15.95 Stuffed Chicken Breast................ 11.95 Chicken Sierra .......................... 11.95 Cajun Stuffed Chicken ................ 11.95 Blackened Ahi Tuna .................... 13.95 Roast Breast of Turkey ................ 10.95

Mexican NEW Envuelto ..9.95 Quesadilla ........9.50 Chorizo sausage, jalapenos, melted Steak & Cheese... 11.95 Jack & Cheddar cheeses wrapped Sizzling Fajitas in a 13” flour tortilla and served with a side of rice and refired beans.

Chicken, Steak, Shrimp, Chicken & Steak Combo & C Steak & Shrimp

Combo ..........11.95-13.95 Burrito ............9.50 Taco Salad........9.50 Frozen Margarita................. 5.50 Guervo Golden Margarita....... 7.95 Chimichanga .....9.50 Baja Tacos........9.95 Tequila, Triple Sec, lemon & lime juices blended Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice Tacos ..............9.50 Aztec Pie ....... 11.50 with ice and served in a 15oz. Margarita glass. and sour mix blended with ice. Strawberry, Raspberry or Banana Creamsicle Margarita............ 7.95 orange juice, Triple Sec, vanilla ice cream Margarita......................... 6.50 Tequila, and lime juice blended with ice and garnished Pasta Plus with a fresh orange slice.

salads

Fresh Tossed Salad............... 3.50 Carl R’s Chef Salad............... 8.95 Cashew Chicken Salad .......... 9.25 Buffalo Chicken Salad........... 8.95

Buffalo Shrimp Salad .......... 9.95 Blue Ox Salad ................... 9.95 Chicken Fiesta Salad .......... 8.95 Ceasar Cajun Chicken Salad . 8.95

Chicken Cacciatore .................. 11.95 Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo............. 12.95 Chicken Lousiana ..................... 12.95 Shrimp Alfredo......................... 13.95

Burgers & sandwiches Basic Burger.................. 6.50 Cheeseburger ................ 6.95 Buffalo Burger ............. 10.95 Bacon Burger................. 7.50 Mushroom Burger ........... 7.50 Reuben ........................ 8.50

Carl R’s Chicken Philly ... 8.50 French Dip.................. 8.50 Buffalo Chicken Wrap .... 8.50 Fajita Chicken Wrap ...... 8.50 Carl R’s Sliced Steak ...... 9.50 Chicken Caesar Wrap ...... 8.50

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Ski Slopes Heat Up for Summer & Fall Fun! The snow might be long gone but the challenge is still hot on the slopes! Gore is about to kick off its longest season ever of scenic gondola rides, mountain biking, and hiking! Starting in late May, enjoy much more biking terrain, improved BBQ offerings, and a busy schedule of educational mountain camps. Downhill biking camps are for ages 10 and up, and offer downhill mountain biking instruction for all ability levels. The camp begins with a base area clinic to practice agility, bike handling skills, riding through a slalom course; and, controlled skidding, effective braking, positioning and balance for riding downhill, proper climbing positions and techniques, riding over logs, helmet fitting, cornering and making tight turns. Once you have completed the clinic it’s all up and time to practice your new learned skills on the trails! Camps are on June 12, July 24, & Sept 4 , include lunch, all day lift pass and it’s BYOB (Bring your own bike; bike rentals are not included or available). The Annual Gore Mountain Harvest Festival on September 00 features live entertainment, food, drink, kids’ activities, a climbing wall and Northwood Gondola sky rides. Vendors include Adirondack crafters, photographers, artisans, watercolor artists, jewelers, furniture makers, locally made maple syrup and honey, and much more. The straw maze will be back along with face painting and and assortment of fun Bounce Around’s inflatables. Check out their website for all attraction, activities and event details; goremountain.com West Mountain has added a snow-load of activities and events for this year’s summer and fall seasons. Extreme mountain biking at West Mountain is mountain biking at its finest. They offer several downhill mountain biking trails with lift and trail access, or trail access only. Like your summer adventures a little tamer? A hiking pass is also available! You can catch the lift to the top, enjoy the breathtaking views, watch the mountain bikers ride the trails, and then hike back down to enjoy lunch or dinner on the deck or at the bar or hit a few balls at their all new driving range, play a game of horseshoes, volley ball or just sit around the fire pit. The West Side Grille is serving up an outstanding menu of dining specials. From “Tuesday’s Taco’s & Tex Mex” to “Fridays Seafood Buffet,” something good is always cooking at West! And be sure to mark your calendar with West Events starting with Classic car cruise in every Wednesday night, “West Fest” on July 25th 0 local bands, horseshoes, volleyball games, BBQ, bring your chairs and blankets and “Adirondack Brew Fest” featuring over 30 microbrews from around the country. This summer there’s every reason to head West for fun! Check out their website for all attraction, activities and event details; skiwestmountain.com In nearby Vermont, Bromley Mountain is sliding into summer. Last summer’s debut of “The Sun Mountain Flyer,” News England’s newest and longest Zip Rider, was met with wild acclaim and sold-out on virtually every day of operation. What to do? They added two more lines, doubling the rider capacity of five-story high, 700 ft. drop, halfmile long, 50 MPH zip ride! Bromley also has the grand daddy of all Alpine Slides; tripled tracked and a full 2/3 of a mile of hold-on and let ‘er rip! Bouncing right along, Bromley’s summer line-up also includes “The Trampoline Thing”; slip into a harness and bounce to record heights, a 24 foot climbing wall; The mind spinning “Space Bike” where you pedal your way into an upside down orbit, the “Giant Swing” which swings you 4 story high at speeds approaching 40mph (that’s like 3G’s of force); and may the force be with you on the “Adrenaline Zip Line.” On the kiddy side there’s super slides, bounce house and bumper boats. On Fridays during the months of July and August Bromley will be hosting their “Fridays after Five” with discounts on select rides and drink specials. On Tuesday’s, all summer long, they will be giving away free ice cream with every Adventure Pass purchased!  Add to the mix a long schedule of band concerts, a magic acts, the interactive exciting “Fire & Ice” Mad Science show and September’s Thrill Fest weekend~there’s mind-boggling Bromley fun all summer long! Check out their website for all attraction, activities and event details bromley.com.

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RODEO!

Rodeo in the Adirondacks? Yes! The Lake Luzerne area has a tradition of rodeos and dude ranches going back more than 55 years. Families can continue to enjoy professional rodeo performances today at Painted Pony Ranch in Lake Luzerne, where cowboys and cowgirls will compete for prizes in eight exciting events three nights a week. PAINTED PONY celebrates the opening of its 56th season on July 3rd, and will continue throughout the summer with rodeos on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights from 8-10 p.m. The non-stop action features events sanctioned by the American Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) and International Pro Rodeo Association (IPRA) on Saturdays and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) on Wednesdays and Fridays. Experience the thrill of watching brave cowboys competing in bull riding, bareback riding and saddle bronc riding. Be impressed by the lightning-quick skills of the steer wrestlers, calf ropers, team ropers and breakaway ropers. Aspiring young cowgirls will get charged up by the speedy barrel racers as they fly around the barrels and gallop full-tilt toward “home.” It’s a night the whole family will remember for a long time to come. Before the rodeo starts, take in some authentic Texas BBQ at the Longhorn Saloon II from 6-8 p.m. For starters, try the Saloon’s smoked Texas-style BBQ ribs. The menu also includes BBQ chicken, Corn on the Cob, baked beans, hamburgers, hot dogs, hot rolls and scrumptious desserts. BBQ pricing is $12 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under, and offers $4 kids’ specials. After the rodeo, the kitchen will remain open from 10 p.m. to midnight with a light menu. Painted Pony also has a gift shop, candy store and concessions on the rodeo grounds. There have also been improvements to the Painted Pony complex, including “the new full cover over the grand stand.” For post-rodeo socializing, the Longhorn Saloon will be open until 2 a.m. The Saloon will feature Nightly entertainment starting at  10 p.m. Owner Shawn Graham has completed many improvements to the Painted Pony complex, including “The Longhorn Cafe”. In addition to operating Painted Pony, Shawn continues to maintain the long-term family business, Graham Hoof Trimming. With his lifetime of rodeo experience, patrons are guaranteed a professional, well-run operation when they visit Painted Pony. Admission fee for the rodeo is $16 for adults and $10 for children. Kids three and under are admitted free of charge. Painted Pony is located 5.4 miles west of Lake George on Route 9N South in Lake Luzerne.

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STONY CREEK INN & RESTAURANT C www.StonyCreekInn.net www.stonycreekinn.net C 518-696-2394 Restaurant - Bar - Hotel

daily Full Menu Includes:

Lite Fare • Seafood • Steaks • Prime Rib • Surf n’ Turf

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Quiet, safe & away from all the bustle Landscaped into the base of Mt. Kenyon, our campground is clean, modern, quiet and caters to families!

Minutes from all the action! Centrally located to all attractions! 5 minutes to Lake George Village~ 8 minutes to Great Escape. Get away without being too far away!

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— so reads the welcome sign just before the small village of Stony Creek. Time has been kind to Stony Creek. The “Four Cornersâ€? is still the center of commerce, and Little Stony Creek meanders through he heart of the Village. The town, which is only about 30 miles from Glens Falls and Saratoga and 25 minutes from Lake George, boasts a true swimming hole in the center of town that is a favorite summer recreation area for young and old alike. The “Biggest Little Town in New York Stateâ€? is located in the southwest section of the Adirondack State Park. With 6½ million acres, this is the largest state park in the country. A number of very unique inns are located in the area. The Stony Creek Inn is unique even among its peers. This rambling country inn and restaurant draws a diverse group of visitors from hundreds of miles in every direction. The Inn is known for its hearty food and drink menu and a spectacular top notch assortment of music, from country, to country rock, western, Cajun, jazz, rhythm & blues, and classic rock. Friday night’s music tends to be a somewhat laid back acoustical style. Sundays at the Inn are famous far and wide as a major “Rock Outâ€? with nationally known name bands and the Inn’s famous Mexican menu as well as steaks, pizza, wings and lite fare. It’s not unusual to see guests arrive in everything from a BMW to a beat up Chevy to a Harley Hog. The Inn still offers clean dorm style, $35 a night, rooms which offer clean shared baths for guests. You won’t be disappointed! www.StonyCreekInn.net

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WARRENSBURG W arrensburg

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In the old days, lumbermen utilized the high water of the Hudson and Schroon Rivers to get their logs to market. The street along the waterway still shows the signs of light industry that employed numerous residents. The grist mill has been converted into a charming restaurant, where one can see the inner workings of the machinery and simultaneously enjoy a cocktail or a good meal. Additional historic buildings have either been converted to usable shop space or historical museums. Warrensburg often called “ Antique Capital of the Adirondacks,” and the gateway to the Adirondacks is a bustling little town. Warrensburg offers plenty to do, any season of the year, including options such as golfing, tennis, hiking, biking, cross country skiing, canoeing, horseback riding, relaxing at the public beach, and fishing or hunting which are as natural as the changing seasons. You can also browse through any of the numerous antique shops. The town supports its thriving antique business by hosting many arts and crafts and antique shows through the spring and summer seasons. The town is probably best known for its “World’s Largest Garage Sale” held every year. Over 500 dealers offer shoppers every imaginable treasure. For more information about events and attractions in and around Warrensburg check out www.warrensburgchamber.com

Warrensburg “A FOUR SEASON TOWN IN THE ADIRONDACKS”

Four Seasons: Antiques, B&B’s, Motels, Ranches, Campgrounds, Restaurants, Skiing, Snowmobiling Tree-lined streets, 19th century architecture, a river meandering through town. Spend a day, a week, or a lifetime enjoying our shops and restaurants and our friendly hometown atmosphere,

We’re open year round! 2010 EVENTS July 10 & 11 ~ Arts & Crafts Festival October 2 & 3 ~ World’s Largest Garage Sale December 5 ~ Holiday Craft Fair CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:

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Horses and Camping have long attracted visitors to the Warrensburg and Lake Luzerne Area. In the 50’s Warren County boasted a plethora of dude ranches. Thousand Acres situated on the Hudson River catered to guest seeking escape, relaxation and outdoor activity. After 1949 Ester and Jack Arehart turned the focus heavily on the horse ranch and hosted the first rodeo. Boulder Greens Dude Ranch was located on Emerald Lake northwest of Warrensburg. The name was changed to Sun Canyon Dude Ranch; this property housed 150 guests and 65 horses. Ski-Hi Ranch on the top of French Hill is completely surrounded by the state park land which afforded miles of mountain trails for horseback riders. Historically the Circe B Ranch was located on Friends Lake Road. The resort was purchased in 1960 by May and Joe Bogga and included six cottages. Today son Chris runs a very successful ranch and riding program by the same name. Mt. Kenyon Family Campground & Horseback Riding is owned and operated by Keith Rand, The property was purchased by his parents Harry and Mary Rand in 1966 and now has 100 sites and is celebrating its 43rd year in business. In 1999, horseback riding was added to their campground activities. Run by Peter Ruggiero, an experienced, local horseman with many years of riding and horse care. Riding is also available to the public. Come camp with us. Introduce your children to their imaginations. Search for salamanders after a summer rain. Climb the mountain rocks or fish for small brook trout in our stream. Ride along the base of our mountains deep into the woods, beside the stream. Make new friends with your fellow campers.....or perhaps with your favorite horse! And on those hot, summer days, cool off in a tube as you float down the Hudson River.

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Ashe’s Hotel was formerly known as the Agricultural Hotel because of its association with the Warrensburg Fairgrounds, it is a distinctive 3-story Italianate-inspired frame building with a decorative, second-story, full-width porch and a bracketed cornice. However as nice as these architectural features are, it’s the depth of history that gives it even more character. Warrensburg, New York’s old fairgrounds were the site of one of the region’s earlier speedways, in the 1950’s to very early sixties. The track probably had a number of different promoters and names, but the prevailing label seems to Ashland Park. The Warrensburg track [sometimes referred to as Ashland Park] was located at the old Warren County fairgrounds in Warrensburg. If you found Ashe’s Hotel, you were at the gateway to the track. No one around Warrensburg called the track Ashland Park; they simply referred to it as “the fairgrounds.” Ashland Park may have come from Maurice Ashe, proprietor of Ashe’s Hotel, the local watering hole at the gateway to the old fairgrounds. Apparently dozens of locals, housed horses at the fairgrounds and raced them regularly until around 1950. One bit of evidence to that end was a rickety, old building that was known as “the Paddock” - situated easterly of the grandstand. It was used for dances and the like, but was demolished (or fell down) sometime during the stock car racing era, as were the smaller horse stables behind the grandstand. One of Warrensburgs local boys remembers his father as a faithful patron of Ashe’s establishment who came home one day with news that was to affect his young life for years to come. As Ben writes: “One day in 1952, my father, who preferred to spend his summer afternoons at Ashe’s Hotel & Bar near the entrance to the Fairgrounds, brought home a cardboard poster he’d been given by Maurice Ashe, the proprietor. I can still see it: “STOCK CAR RACING AT THE WARRENSBURG SPEEDWAY.” “THRILLS, SPILLS, PLENTY OF EXCITEMENT.”

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18 holes, Par 70 With lodging located along the Hudson River, stay and play packages, driving range, putting green, 1VUUJOH(SFFOt%SJWJOH3BOHF  swimming pool, restaurant and game room, Cronin’s is the area’s only “tee-side” golf destination. $MVC3FOUBMTt3FTJEFOU1SP Our full service restaurant and bar offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus catering for large groups. 3JEJOH$BSUTt1SP4IPQ “The Oasis,” located at the 6th and the12th, will keep you refreshed while being challenged on our top-rated, “along the Hudson,” 18-hole course. After you play a round, relax with friends on our deck, for drinks, good conversation, and great views. Make your next tee time at Cronin’s!

the Golf Resort on the Hudson

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Located just seven miles north of Lake George Village in Warrensburg, Cronin’s Golf Resort offers an 18-hole, 6,121 yard, Par 70 course that is one of the most scenic golf courses in the area. The entire golf course runs along the upper Hudson River, making for an enjoyable round of golf with a spectacular Adirondack backdrop. What’s new this season? Every Friday Nights at Cronin’s will be a “Last Round Party”. Meet your friends and make new friends! Happy Hour will return from 5 to 9pm, and dinner will be served. Well priced dinner specials will feature cuts of prime beef, fresh fish and/or seafood and pasta entrees. Dine on the Edge, the resorts outdoor deck, on comfortable Telescope Casual furniture and wait for the music to begin. Regional musicians and animated DJ’s will keep you entertained into the night. Can’t make it on Friday nights, no problem, Cronin’s offers you Pub Fair every night. You can spend the day on the course and dine overlooking the spectacular scenery of this course or you can stop in to visit and dine with friends. Not a golfer? Then the new pool area is for you! Available for both the overnight and day use guests. Enjoy a good book, a swim and a cocktail by the pool while you wait for your golfing enthusiast. Today, the resort is open from April 1 through October 31, daily from 6 a.m. to dark. Rental carts are available, andhere’s a big pro shop for all your golfing needs. In addition to the regular course, Cronin’s has a driving range for practice. Lessons are available as well. Cronin’s offers daily lunches and continental breakfasts. The cocktail lounge stays open until around 11 p.m. nightly and is open to the public. For those who want to stay where they golf, the resort has housekeeping cottages and motel unit’s on-site.

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The resort can accommodate golf outings of up to 120 people. Tournaments feature dinner and drinks for all participants. If golfing is your passion, while you’re in the area be sure to drop by Cronin’s Golf Resort in Warrensburg, and find out why it’s been one of the locals’ favorite places to golf for over 50 years. Make the Cronin’s family golf tradition your new tradition! We stopped one of Cronin’s regular patrons Bill Heidreck as he was putting his clubs into his vehicle, We asked him what made Cronin’s special. “It’s the people who run the place, he said. I’ve been coming to Cronin’s since Jim’s father was running the course and the boys were just little. Now the brothers are continuing the personal care that their dad gave to golfers.”

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Enjoy an evening of fine dining and relaxing views in a historic grist mill located on the banks of the SchroonRiver

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elcome to our historic 1824 grist mill where we will delight you with a selection of American Cuisine prepared to perfection with organic ingredients and, when in season, locally grown produce. Our signature sauces, made from natural stocks, are slowly reduced until they reach the ultimate in flavor concentration and body. Of course every item is prepared immediately before presentation to assure you a most memorable dining experience. For more casual fare head downstairs to Millers Tavern for cocktails and samplings from our main dining room menu. Relax in front of the massive fieldstone fireplace or, in balmy weather, wander onto the screened in deck overlooking the river and the mill’s machinary. While we are preparing your dinner, we invite you to learn about river mill history by viewing the exhibits and artifacts located throughout the mills authentic rustic interior. We hope you enjoy the evening and join us again.

Pan Fried Crabcakes~ Lump crabmeat mixed with Brie cheese, fresh herbs and seasoning, pan-fried in olive oil. Served over a spicy carrot salad with a Cajun remoulade sauce. $9.95

Baked Montrachet~Crumbled goat cheese baked with roasted red peppers, roasted garlic, and oven dried tomatoes with toast points. $8.95 Tomato Mozzarella Salad~Vine ripened tomatoes and fresh mozzarella sliced and seasoned with a drizzle of olive oil, basil and our maple balsamic glaze. $7.95

Entree Sampling Herb Encrusted Rack of Lamb~Stuffed with roasted garlic, and spinach, then brushed with Dijon mustard and dusted with bread crumbs. Finished with the chefs signature Rosemary jus. $26.95 Shrimp & Scallop Saute~Shrimp & sea scallops sauteed with fresh asparagus, oven dried tomatoes, finished with cream & fresh basil over fettuccini. $22.95

Perfect Porterhouse~22 oz. Porterhouse ~Dry Aged from the “Buckhead Ranch� $32.95

Pan Seared Halibut~Fresh Alaskan halibut filet, pan seared and served over a spicy Thai shrimp fried rice and a cilantro creme fraiche. $23.95

Grist Mill Scampi~Large shrimp sauteed with garlic, shallots, oven dried tomatoes, and fresh herbs finished with Harvey’s Bristol cream and crumbled goat cheese. Served over fettuccini. $22.95 Veal Scallopini~Tender medallions of veal dipped in an herbed egg batter and pan fried, served over fettuccini Alfredo with a light lemon caper sauce. $23.95 Orange Balsamic Chicken ~Free range Chicken breast, oven roasted and drenched in an orange basil sauce with our balsamic glaze. $17.95

Sesame Encrusted Ahi~Sashimi grade ahi tuna, dusted with sesame seeds, seared medium rare, over a vegetable salad with a ginger soy vinigrette. $22.95 River Street, Warrensburg, New York 12885 %JOJOH3PPNPQFOTBUQNr3FTFSWBUJPOT3FDPNNFOEFE_ CasualAttire

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Merrily, merrily, Life is but a dream.

Loon Lake, Friends Lake and Brant Lake Vacationers and residents alike enjoy the benefits of clean, cool waters for fishing, boating and swimming. Children make memories that will last a lifetime playing on the shores of these picturesque Adirondack lakes. Parents get to be a “good parent” by sharing lake time with their kids on the water. Who’s kidding who on that one! The Inverted Wakeboard and Waterski School is located on Loon Lake. They offer instruction for beginner through advanced. 2010 marks an exciting year for them as their 10th year! So, with that in mind, they figured they would offer you a special! Take a lesson and get 20% off any Liquid Force clothing item or take 10% off any one Liquid Force wakeboard product (Includes wakeboard, bindings, surfers, wakeskates, rope, etc. Discount good at Loon Lake or Schroon Lake Marina). For more information loonlakemarina.com Nearby Circle B Ranch will provide horseback rides that take people of all abilities through woods and open meadows. “We’ve got thousands of acres to rid on plus our new indoor facility” says Chris Boggia. As a bonus riders are treated to a magnificent view of the High Peaks during their trek For the horse owner, Circle B has full boarding and rough boarding available to accommodate both permanent stays and short-term vacationing. You will have full access to extensive ranch facilities, grounds, stalls, and brand new indoor arena. Our indoor facilities enable guests to enjoy your horse all year round. Do you want to vacation WITH your horse? The family-owned Atateka Lodge is right across the road so you can have that very special vacation-- enjoying the Adirondacks on your very own horse! You will be near your horse yet have the freedom and peace of mind to discover the surroundings in a whole new way. Horse drawn wagon hay rides during the summer months and sleigh rides in the winter are a real treat for any family or group of friends. Call 518.494.4888 or go on line at circlebranch.net

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Relax in the saddle ~ enjoy spectacular mountain views on thousands of acres of woodland & meadow trails

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771 Potterbrook Rd. Chestertown, NY 12817 Riding rain or shine Open year-round

Did you ever dream of a magical place where luxury surrounds you & every wish is your command. Where towels are soft as cotton balls, the scent of jasmine fills the air & you wake to freshly baked muffins, waffles, quiche & champagne. And, as you watch the sun’s reflection tickle the surface of a mountain lake, you feel peace & harmony embrace you like the arms of a old friend. www.thefernlodge.com 518.494.7238 thefernlodge.com

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Beginner & Advanced Lessons

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NORTH CREEK

Exceptional Lodging in the Adirondacks

In the early 1800’s, this region of the Adirondacks was

the site for many logging camps and river drives which were initiated deep within the mountains. During the spring thaw, logs were floated down small streams which flowed into the Hudson River. Today this area offers some of the finest whitewater adventure in the country. From the put-in at the site where the Indian River joins the Hudson River, the seventeen mile trip drops approximately 6,750 vertical feet and passes through one of the greatest of the Adirondack Park land masses. Over a dozen professional

264 Main St. North Creek, NY 12853 518.251.2451

A darn good reason to stay indoors! Sure we’re located in the heart of all Adirondack Mountain activities including skiing, rafting, fishing, hiking and kayaking but we really can’t blame it if you decide to stay inside.

The Alpine Lodge~comfortable, moderate accommodations located within the town of North Creek featuring~ /-.5,))'-5;5-/#.-5R5Ĺƒ#(35,))'Gas wood stoves, Private Jacuzzis, Great Room,WiFi, Game tables,walk to restaurants & shops, 1 mile from Gore Mountain Ski Area and 1/2 mile to rafting outfitters. adirondackalpinelodge.com www.adirondackalpinelodge.com

rafting companies offer spring raft trips when water levels can reach as much as 10 feet, however, for the less adventurous, fall rafting which runs from Labor Day to Columbus Day offers “just enough� adventure surrounded by magnificent fall foliage.

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Appetizers Artichoke & Spinach Dip- $7.50 Scallop Skewers - $7.75 Black BeanChili Cup - $4.25/$6 Chicken Wings - $8.75 Herbed Cheese Sticks - $5.75 Honey BBQ, butter & garlic Shrimp Skewers - $7.75 sauce, spicy BBQ - $9.25  Shrimp Cocktail - $7.75  Nachos - $7.75 Loaded - $9.75 Entrees Flank Steak - $19.50 Rib Eye Steak - $21.75 Garlic Wine and Herb Grilled Pork Chop - $15.75 King Crab - market price Shrimp, Scallop and/or Chicken: Any combination individually or mixed sautĂŠed with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, onions, and fresh tomatoes in a pesto sauce, served over pasta - $17.75 Pasta with Red Sauce - $12.75 Vegetarian Pasta: Pasta with a mixture of roasted garden vegetables -$13.50 Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms: with your choice of artichoke Yf\khafY[`klm^Ăšf_$gjYeaplmj]g^jgYkl]\_Yj\]f vegetables topped with cheese - $15.75 Served with your choice of two sides soup, salad, Ghatto, French Fries, sweet potato fries, vegetable or pasta

Plus sandwiches, salads, desserts and more!

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Homemade Soups, Gourmet Sandwiches, Muffins, Pies, Cakes, Cookies & More! Eat in or take out All cakes, fillings and butter creams are made from scratch using real butter, pure extracts, natural cocoa, fresh eggs & cream. And, we make decadent Custom Wedding Cakes

Celebrate the pleasures of Northern Italian Cuisine in a sophisticated, yet casual atmosphere. Extensive wine collection.

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Pasta & Gnocchi Eggplant Cannelloni Tomato fondue & pine nut gremolata ~8~ Chicken Sausage & Ricotta Agnolotti ÀOOHGSDVWDZLWK/HPRQ thyme brown butter ~9~

Salad Beets & Goat Cheese red & golden beets, balsamic vinegar ~8~

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Whole Roasted Branzino Mediterranean sea bass, onions & white wine. ~22~

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In the 1870’s a railroad was built to carry tourists into the wild and carloads of garnet out of North Creek. This vast resource of6/10/10 8:26 AM semiprecious and very hard stones found in large pockets within Gore Mountain was developed by the Barton Family. Although today garnet is used primarily for industrial grinding worldwide, garnet sand paper can be purchased in the local hardware store, and local jewelry and mineral shops offer Barton Mines garnet jewelry crafted by local artisans. Barton Mines is still the largest garnet mine in the world and offers guided tours of the original facility from Memorial Day to Labor Day. On March 16, 1993, the D&H Railroad deeded the historic depot property over to the North Creek Railway Depot Preservation Association. This momentous occasion was the result of hours of work by professionals and volunteers whose mission was to preserve the train station as an historic museum. An added bonus to the overall project was the announcement in January of 1995 that Warren County had received $1.6 million in federal funds to help it buy the rail line between Corinth and North Creek for a tourist train. History records North Creek as the location of the oldest ski area in the east. In the 30’s and 40’s trains arrived at North Creek Station bringing multitudes of skiers to the area to “ride up� and “slide down.�

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Osso Bucco Braised veal shanks in their own broth ~21~ Bone-in Pork Chop Arugula pesto ~23~ Seared Venison Loin Dark cherry & red wine reduction ~26~

5pm ~10pm, Wednesday thru Sunday Reservations are recommended ~ 518-251-2200 /RRNLQJIRUFRPIRUWIRRGVHUYHGLQ a casual rustic Adirondack style atmosphere? It’s Trapper’s for oversized appetizers, over-stuffed sandwiches, customized your own Mac & Cheese & savory entrees~your table is waiting .

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Come Visit Our “Unicorns Without Horns” We Breed & Sell Champions! Gore Mountain Farm is located at 2642 State Route 28 in Wevertown, just 1.3 miles past the Route 8 light. Drop by to see our gentle alpacas and visit the gift shop... full of exceptional alpaca clothing & treasures. We have YARN from our own herd and the softest teddy bears you’ll ever find. Call us at

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Alpacas in the Adirondacks For eight years Gore Mountain Farm Alpacas and the “Unicorns Without Horns” have been part of the North Country. In this summer of 2010 there is a special treat as 4 babies (crias) are expected in June – in fact the first one arrived on June 9th, a healthy little girl not even named as this goes to press. This means that throughout the summer you’ll get to see her and her mates frolicking in the pasture along with their older mates –the crias are the fastest! The Gift Shop at Gore Mountain Farm has become a popular spot for folks to find that special item and even do some early Christmas shopping. In these difficult economic times you want to spend your dollars wisely and a gift of alpaca is a quality item that can last for generations. Because we deal directly with importers we are able to offer the luxury of quality alpaca merchandise at very affordable prices. Since it is a natural fiber, alpaca breathes and can be used for summer weight clothing as well as providing superior winter warmth and comfort. Our shop also carries a variety of yarn, both imported and domestic and items made by local artisans. School groups and Scout troops frequently visit the farm and always leave charmed. There is nothing better than the look on peoples’ faces the when they get to touch a living, breathing alpaca. The first words out of their mouths are usually, “Oh, Wow!” followed by a huge grin. Right about then everyone understands why we call our alpacas “Unicorns Without Horns”. The farm and the store are open to the public daily from 10am to 6pm. There’s no charge to visit with the animals. You can find Gore Mountain Farm at 2642 State Route 28 (1.3 miles north of the Route 8 Wevertown traffic light) or call (518) 251-3040. Detailed directions are on our website at www. goremountainfarm.com. Drop by and prepare to be charmed.

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The North Country’s Leading Outdoor Shop & Gear Exchange

Bike Rentals • Bike Repairs Specializing in Technical Equipment & Clothing including but not limited to Skis, Bikes, Snowboards, Tents, Gloves, Kayaks, Camping Supplies, Backpacks and more!

37 Bridge Street • Downtown North Creek

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tricky pronunciations and classifications I promise you a really fantastic experience. Anna at barVino, one of North Creek’s favorite dining gems, suggests a glass of Hugel dry reisling from the Alsace region in France to pair with the restaurant’s harissa mussels or the antipasto plate for a light summer snack. A light German Trocken Kabinett will be fantastic with sushi or spicy food or any of the varieties of goat cheese from Nettle Meadow Farm in Thurman overlooked by Crane Mountain (www.nettlemeadow.com). At the other end of the reisling spectrum, a chilled Eiswein will amaze you when paired with a ripe blue cheese, such as Old Chatham Sheephearding Company’s Ewe’s Blue (www. blacksheepcheese.com). Any good wine shop can steer you toward the kind of reisling you are looking for with the right level of sugar for the food you want to pair it with. The biggest trick to reisling is to ask questions! Look for German reislings, French reislings from the Alsace region of Northeast France or stay local with stunning reislings from New York’s Finger Lakes region. Throughout the year, this grape will continue to please your palate when paired with diverse food ranging from spicy Asian cusine to rich cheeses or poultry, pork or crab dishes. One of my new favorites is Malvasia. Italy’s most widely planted grape brings to the table flavors of honey and ripe Bosc pears with a hint of allspice. From diverse regions within Italy, from Tuscany, the heart of sangiovese country as well as Fruiliy in the Northwest and Sardina and Sicily in the South, Malvasia is often blended with Trebbiano and can be made into dry to sweet to sparkling wines. Malvasia is a great example of the old rule that a wine that is well paired with the food of the region from where it is grown. Coastal regions will often produce light wines to match seafood, and make for a great match with grilled shrimp. Inland wineries will produce a richer malvasia to match a provencal style sauce with grilled fish and poultry. South America is quickly growing popular for Torrontes, from

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Argentina, a floral grape well balanced with citrus and acidity. Try Argentina winemaker Susana Balbo’s Crios Torrontes (actually, try anything from Crios) if you’re looking for a new exploration in wine at an incredibly reasonable price. Torrontes will pair well with smoked meats and seafood, especially crab, and is another great white to drink all year long. Finally, you will find Austria’s Gruner Veltliner, a light, dry white that pairs perfectly with spicy food and fish dishes, and my kind of ‘drink me’ wine. The crisp unoaked Gruner Veltliner imparts white flower, herbal, cracked pepper flavors and makes for a great summer wine to drink on a mid-day canoe picnic on any Adirondack lake island. This wine is fantastic with the lighter fares of summer or even nothing at all, and younger bottles can be found incredibly inexpensive without sacrificing quality. Austria has been keeping these wines to itself for years, finally we have a chance to enjoy them more readily and only a matter of time before Gruner Veltliner is known as a common household wine. These wines are just a sampling of some fantastic white varietals to help break away from the norm, so to speak. Personally, as much fun as pairing food and wine is, I truly believe if you like the wine and you like the food you will be just fine with your pairings unless, of course, it’s drastically contrasting. If nothing else, wine is another good excuse to get your favorite people together and remember why they are your favorites. Ultimately, wine is meant to be a fun, unassuming, unintimidating, lively part of life, so get out there and try something new. I’m willing to bet you’ll find yourself surprisingly pleased, and might find a new favorite too.

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Garnet History The Town of Johnsburg enjoyed a “garnet-rush” starting back in 1878 when Henry Hudson Barton came to North Creek in search of a better abrasive. Miners, prospectors and geologists explored the mountains of Johnsburg and adjacent Indian Lake. The target of their search was the rich deposits of garnet commonly knows as the “Adirondack Ruby” the official NYS gem stone. Like the diamond, garnet can serve dual roles. If it is a clear, uncracked crystal, it can be faceted to produce a beautiful gem stone, if imperfect, garnet can make an excellent industrial abrasive. With the help of local people, Barton found an outstanding source of garnet on Gore Mountain. After Barton’s visit, garnet was no longer a curiosity, but rather a valuable product to be mined and used commercially as an abrasive. The discovery provided a long term supply of the hardest commercial quality garnet ever found in the world. With good management, this allowed Barton to be the only garnet mining company to continue its existence as an important business contributing to the economy of Johnsburg. During the “hey-days” of garnet mining there were over 300 people involved in the various garnet mining activities. Besides Gore Mountain many small “hand-picking” mines were found and mined for short periods. The garnet from North Creek area is almost as hard as a diamond and it fractures into a multitude of sharp cutting edges. As an abrasive, garnet has dominated the industrial market for over 130 years. Today it is possible to visit the world famous historic garnet mine site and treasure hunt for your own precious garnet gemstones. A talented staff conducts the tour on the hour that begins with an informative lecture on the history and the geology of the Barton Mines and is followed up with instructions on how to identify and find your own garnet treasures! It is so much fun for all ages! For the shopper, exploring the old fashion mineral shop that was built in the early 1900’s is another treasure hunting experience. The shop is filled with fabulous garnet jewelry, garnet gifts for home decorating, science and nature toys, and so much more. This is a great Adirondack experience you should not miss.

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Scenic Train Rides along the Hudson River

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continued WARREN Glens Falls - South Street Pavilion. Manager: Richard Sandora (518) 792-0438. Date: Saturdays, May 1 through Nov. 20, 2010 8:00-12:00. Winter market at Christ Church Methodist, all offseason Saturdays 9:00-12:00 + North Creek – Next to the train on the Hudson River on Railroad Place. Contact: Michelle SanAntonio (518) 251-5343 or Barbara Thomas (518) 251-5692. Web Site: northcreekfarmersmarket.com Date: Thursdays, June 17 through Oct. 28, 2010 3:00-6:00 Queensbury - Elk’s Lodge parking lot, 23 Cronin Rd. Manager: Richard Sandora (518) 792-0438. + Date: Mondays, May 3 through Oct. 25, 2010 3:00-6:00 Warrensburg - Located at the historic River Street Park on Rte. 418 along the Schroon River in Warrensburg. Contact: Teresa Whalen, 466-5497. + Date: Fridays, June 4 through Oct. 29, 2010 3:00-6:00 * accepts EBT cards + accepts FMNP coupons # accepts WIC vegetable coupons

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2010 Summer Schedule

The Third Thursday of each month is the North Creek Art Walk. July 15th, August 19th & September 16th. Gather with friends and family. Stroll Main Street. View great art and enjoy light reception. Look for the red balloons for participating businesses.

Thursday July 1 through Friday September 3 Thursday & Friday Round trips from the North Creek Station depart 10 am and 2 pm (includes 1/2 hour layover at the Riverside Station) or, for lunch hour in North Creek Round trip from the Riverside Station departs at 11:30 am (includes 1 1/2 hour layover at North Creek)* Saturday & Sunday Round trip from the North Creek Station departs 2 pm (includes 1/2 hour layover at the Riverside Station) LABOR DAY WEEKEND Saturday through Monday, Sept. 4-6 2 PM DAILY FALL SCHEDULE and FALL FOLIAGE SEASON LABOR DAY THROUGH COLUMBUS DAY to be announced COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND Reservations are strongly recommended: 518.251.5334 Round trips from the North Creek Station depart Saturday and Sunday, October 9 & 10: 10am, 1pm and 4pm Monday, October 11, Columbus Day: 10am and 1 pm (includes 1/2 hour layover at the Riverside Station)

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2010 Depot Museum Events

July 11 GRAND OPENING OF THE NEW SKI EXHIBIT! Enjoy light food and drinks, music, and remarks. Festivities start at 5pm. Tickets $25; call 251-5842 to reserve yours today. July 15 Platform Talk, 3pm. Milda Burns and Ray Flanigan. North River photographer Ernest J. Ameden. Bring a chair. Donations appreciated. July 22 Platform Talk, 3pm. Laura Cotton, ADK Museum. “Let’s Eat: Adirondack Food Traditions.” Bring a chair. Donations appreciated. July 29 Platform Talk, 3pm. Nan Hudnut Clarkson. Living at Fox Lair. Bring a chair. Donations appreciated. Aug. 5 Platform Talk, 3pm. Milda Burns and Ray Flanigan. Painters Edward P. Buyck. and Winslow Homer. Bring a chair. Donations appreciated. Aug. 12 Platform Talk, 3pm. Perky Granger. “Tales from the Tracks: Thurman people and places along the D&H.” Bring a chair. Donations appreciated. Aug. 19 Platform Talk 3pm. Milda Burns. Abenaki Indians Free Burley and Sabael. Bring a chair. Donations appreciated. Aug. 26 Platform Talk, 3pm. Jeff Dickinson. Running the River, The History of Rafting the Hudson. Bring a chair. Donations appreciated. Sept. 2 Museum tour, walk, and train ride with Adirondack Architectural Heritage. Call (518) 834-9328 for tickets. The Owens House Gallery is open May– October on Tuesdays– Fridays from 10- 4pm to view the art work featured during the North Creek Art Walks. Sales available. Please call the office for more information.

If You Raced A Train, Who Would Win? A lone runner out for an early morning run along a shaded, winding dirt road is passed by a 120 Ton V-12 turbosupercharged diesel engine locomotive carrying an excursion of tourists, excited to be on an adventure, riding a train with a view of the Hudson River. As it slowly passed the runner his thoughts were “If the runner and the train started at the same time, could the runner beat the train?” So began the process of Gary Wilson’s idea to create an event to “Race The Train.” Because he was a teacher in the local school system, Wilson knew of the efforts to raise funds for graduating scholars. So he enlisted the assistance of the local Dollars For Scholars, and a great event began. This is the Ninth year running. Last Year just under 300 runners registered. 73 runners beat the train. The average time of the train was 1 hour and 7 minutes. Last year local winners Alex Benway and Carly Wynn of Queensbury. The race is 8.4

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regionAl museum housed in the historic 1872 trAin depot.

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“North Creek And the Adirondack Railroad” Train Diorama by 518.251.5842 Dunham Studios 5 Railroad Place The story of the Adirondack North Creek, NY Railroad and it’s effect on the region. The story of Theodore Roosevelt’s ride to the Presidency and his impact • on US coins. • History of Snow Trains and the • development of Skiing at Gore Mountain.

Main Street, North Creek, NY 12853 Museum is Open July 1 - September 26 Thursday through Sunday • 10am to 4pm Call for information about private tours

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That unique something for that unique someone.

If These Platforms Could Talk!

Admission is $2, children under 10 Free. For reservations and information about the Owens House Museum Store or it’s programs, contact 518-251-5842

miles and begins on the Riparius Bridge over the Hudson River. Racers ride the train from North Creek to Riparius, for the run back to North Creek. The train whistle sounds the beginning of the race. The train averages a time of about 1 hour 10 minutes and usually about 60 racers beat the train. Water stops and timers along the way are supported by bicycle safety riders, a lead car and a chase car. Spectators can ride the train to the start with the runners and ride the train back during the race. Door prizes, refreshments and awards are given out in North Creek, and Race The Train T-Shirts are awarded to the first 250 runners registered. A one mile fun run challenges the younger set complete with prizes, awards and finisher medals. The pre-registration fee is $25, $20 if under 19........school students $10 and you can either register on line at Active.com or download an application from AdirondackRunners.com, click on races and scroll to other races. For more information call Jill Pederson 518.-792.6837 or Gary Wilson 518-494-2266 or Ann Arsenault 518-251-2032

In an effort to extend the events throughout the day, area businesses will be offering entertainment options for runners and families. Hudson River Trading Co. (Main Street, North Creek) will be hosting their first annual Adirondack Authors Book Signing, Saturday afeternoon. For more information or to participate, call 518-251-4461.

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...exceptional local meats and cheeses paired with vegetables and herbs from the restaurant’s own organic gardens to create a culinary masterpiece. Regardless of the occasion, The Farmhouse Restaurant’s dedication to serving “Slow Food” paired with an exquisite atmosphere will provide you an unforgettable evening . Just look at The Owl at Twilight’s menu and you will find an obvious commitment to the earth and the local area. The menu highlights numerous local farms. As harsh as the weather is in the Adirondacks, the growing season is lenient and bountiful and enables Kilpatrick Family Farm in Granville to grow everything from artichokes to watermelon while being committed to growing organic and ethically. In Argyle, Mack Brook Farm nurtures cattle on 300 acres where they are born and raised without the use of antibodies or hormones. A member of NOFA, Northeast Organic Farm Association, Tilldale Farm in Hoosick provides The Owl with outstanding beef, pork and chicken. Battenkill Valley Creamery in Salem provides superior cream, milk and ice creams. Elihu Farm in Valley Falls is known for outstanding tender lamb. And in Thurman, Nettle Meadow

produces award winning goat cheese. The Owl at Twilight is committed to bring the ‘farm fresh to the table’ and your dining experience with them will be unparalleled because of the love and passion they have for food and the place they call home. Even as fantastic as The Owl at Twilight is however, even I like to cook at home occasionally, and Farmers Markets in the area provide an entertaining and healthy way to enjoy food and support local farms as well. The Lake George Region has many markets at convenient times throughout the week and the summer growing season where you can find the ripest product at its ideal season. Within Hamilton, Essex, Warren and Saratoga counties the markets can provide you with fresh produce throughout the summer so you tomatoes will always taste like tomatoes. Farmers markets bring a feeling with them of consciousness, and when we are conscious of what we are eating, we are benefitting more than just our bodies, we are benefitting the world around us. So mark your calendar, grab your reuseable grocery bags and hit the markets, fresh healthy options are incredibly close at hand.

Schroon Lake – Town Hall parking lot. Market contact: Sam Hendren (518) 834-7306. + Date: Mondays, June 28 through Sept. 6, 2010 9:00-1:00 Ticonderoga – Corner of Montcalm & 9N, SWof Moses Circle. Contact: Barb Brassard (518) 585-6619. Date: Saturdays, July 3 through October 30, 2010 10:00-1:00 Wadhams – Center of Wadhams. Managers: Bruce & Bridgette Misarski (518) 962-4392. Date: Saturdays, Dates and time TBD Willsboro – Across from the old Mountain View restaurant on Rte.22. Manager: Linda Therrien (518) 963-4383. Web Site: adirondackfarmersmarket.com + Date: Thursdays, June 10 through Sept. 9, 2010 9:00-1:00 HAMILTON Long Lake – Corner of Rte. 30 and South Hill Road across from post office. Manager: Ruth Howe (518) 624-2162. Date: Thursdays, July 1 through Sept. 9, 2010 10:00-2:00 Speculator – Located at the pavilion in Speculator. Manager: Lisa Turner (518) 5484521. + Date: Thursdays, June 24 through Aug. 26, 2010 3:00-6:00.

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The Seventh Annual Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival featuring 13 bands, will open its gates to Ski Bowl Park on Thursday, August 19th at 9am for camper parking. Music starts Thursday the 19th at 5pm and continues to 9:45pm. Appearing on stage Friday will be; Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Warren County Ramblers, John Hudson & Friends, Seth Sawyer Band, Beatracks and Vern Young, an open stage is scheduled at 4:30pm (13 sets with 9 hours & 45 minutes of music). Saturday the music starts at 9:00am anc continues nonstop through 10:45pm. On Saturday, we will feature two sets with Tim Graves & Cherokee (12:45-1:30pm & 10:00-10:45pm). Also appearing on Saturday will be the Warren County Ramblers, White Mountain Bluegrass, Seth Sawyer Band, Cabin Fever Band, Smokey Green, Vern Young, Southern Rail and Beartracks, (18 sets totaling 13 hours & 30 minutes of live music). Sunday morning at 8:30am to 9:30am there will be a gospel sing. Music for the day will start at 9:45am and continue to the closing set with the venerable Smokey Greene, a festival tradition, at 4:30-5:15pm. (10 sets with 7 hours, 30 minutes of music). www.UpperHudsonBluegrassFestival.com

Entree Sampler

All entrees include house salad and appropriate accompaniments

Thai Eggplant Stack with Green Curry Sauce and Cucumber Barley Salad ~ 37 Grilled Norwegian Salmon with Balsamic Glaze and Cucumber, Shallot, and Pink Peppercorn Salad ~ 29 Garlic and Oregano Marinated Breast of Chicken with Grilled Pepper and Black Olive Relish ~ 27 Tilldale Farm Pork Chops with Guava Glaze and Roasted Corn Salsa and Sweet Potato Taco ~ 28 Cataplana ~ Shrimp, Scallops, Clams, Mussels Chorizo in a Spicy Tomato Broth ~ 28 Churrasco ~ Grilled Skirt Steak with Parsley and Oregano Chimichurri with Sweet Potato Fries ~ 29 Seared Breast of Duck with Fresh Chilies and Yukon Gold Potato Cake ~ 27 Elihu Farm Lamb Chops with Romesco Sauce and Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes ~ 38

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August 11-15 by Brett Hagadorne INDIAN LAKE — As the colors of autumn quietly settle in the mountains and lakeside residents awaken to an ever-thickening mist over the water – the town of Indian Lake will again welcome visitors to the annual Adirondack Mountains Antiques Weekend. The event will be held Aug. 11-15 along the streets and side-roads of this picturesque Adirondack community, “lining the street’s from one end of the village to the other.� In a tradition started last year, the Antiques Weekend event will occur in conjunction with an Antique Show and special exhibit at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake on Aug. 14 & 15. Over 120 vendors are expected to exhibit in Indian Lake during the sale event – a number that continues to increase annually. Antique, craft, and collectible enthusiasts are invited to browse among an amazing selection of broad-range, popular, and specialty merchants. According to the event’s organizers, “Whether you are furnishing a camp, accessorizing your cabin or just searching for a particular antique or collectible for a collection, there is something for everyone. You’ll find Adirondack furniture, boats

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and canoes, taxidermy, Great Camp and tourist memorabilia, books, hunting/fishing/trapping items, pottery and artworks, hand-crafted baskets, Native American collectibles and much more. Whether searching for a particular Guide button to complete your collection or a souvenir pennant from a childhood vacation, you’ll likely find it during this weekend!â€? The 2008 Antique Weekend heralded the first partnership between the Adirondack Museum and the Town of Indian Lake. The museum’s events will open on Aug. 14 with a preview benefit. The museum grounds and all exhibits will be open during the weekend as well. In addition to the spectacular scenery and a true “Adirondack experience,â€? Indian Lake also offers some of the area’s finest lodging and dining opportunities. Whether your tastes guide you toward a rustic lakeside cabin or the finest in upscale accommodations – there is something for everyone. Numerous restaurants, cafÊ’s and small eateries are ready to feed the hungry visitor and provide a bit of rest while you scour the merchant displays looking for that perfect gift or home accessory. For more information, contact the Town of Indian Lake Events/ Activities Dept. at (518) 648-5828, the Adirondack Museum at (518) 352-7311, or the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce at (518) 648-5112. You can also visit the show on the web via their website: ADKANTIQUES.COM.

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The GREAT ADIRONDACK MOOSE FESTIVAL The Great Adirondack Moose Festival, (GAMF) the first Moose Festival held in New York State, is sponsored by the Indian Lake, NY Chamber of Commerce and will be held, Saturday and Sunday, September 18 & 19, 2010. In addition, the GAMF, an inaugural event, is a celebration, as it coincides with the 30th anniversary of the return of the moose to the Adirondacks. The Festival is designed to offer a purely Adirondack experience for everyone. You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss this community-wide event which will feature a host of Adirondack style and moose-oriented family fun activities. Enjoy the great outdoors and take wilderness-guided hikes into the woods and to a beautiful pond or scenic peak. Get your Moose River Plains map at the Chamber of Commerce and take an exceptional scenic driving tour. Try your hand at fly-casting and fly tying during popular fly fishing demonstrations and exhibits. Check out the unique

automobile collection at the North Country Antique and Classic Car Show. Browse an array of locally handcrafted quilts at the Adirondack Quilt Show, including demonstrations. Leave time to attend the Back Country Safety Program and learn how to be safe while traversing

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antlers on the moose, count the moose â&#x20AC;&#x153;poopâ&#x20AC;? contest, moose scavenger hunt and much more. To capture the GAMF spirit, Bruce the Moose will make his inaugural appearance along with Smokey Bear, for your family souvenir photos. For the history buff, the Indian Lake Museum Open House will offer an opportunity to learn about the beginnings of the Town and the folks who settled the area. The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will present their fall theater production of Kimberly Akimbo and will also host a Diversity Juried Photography Exhibit. To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the return of the moose in the Adirondacks, Photo: Dennis Aprill please reserve your space at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moose Outdoors Columnist, Press Republican is Loose in the Adirondacksâ&#x20AC;?, an the Adirondack â&#x20AC;&#x153;back countryâ&#x20AC;?. Drop by enlightening presentation which features the Big Moose Tent for a visit with local the history, current status and future of business owners and contractors who the moose in NY. The Indian Lake Great will showcase their services. Take home Adirondack Moose Festival promises souvenirs and treasures from the North to offer everyone a â&#x20AC;&#x153;purely Adirondack Country Sidewalk Sales as a remembrance experienc.â&#x20AC;? of your Adirondack experience. For further information, please call us The Festival will also feature fun at: 518-648-5636 activities for children of all ages including moose related craft activities, pin the

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23rd Annual Rustic Furniture Fair

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region by local men who were guides and often carpenters and handymen. Their materials were primarily parts of trees—bark, twig, branch, burl, log. At first the furniture was temporary, crude and used out of doors. After about 1880, it began to be built for interior use, often copying the styles of sophisticated urban furniture designs. The essence of Adirondack rustic is its creativity, diversity, and quality. Structural parts of rustic furniture were usually unpeeled cedar or yellow birch poles along with slab pine, sometimes salvaged from packing crates. Bark and split twigs, from a variety of trees and shrubs, were applied to each piece in striking patterns and colors. Unpeeled wood was collected in fall and winter and bark was stripped in early spring while the sap was running. Woodcraft skills are essential to survival in the wilderness. Rustic makers employed them and a host of other skills to make their living as jacks-of-all-trades. Furniture-making and boatbuilding often occupied their winter months. In celebration of the history and the craft The Adirondack Museum will host it’s 23rd Annual Rustic Furniture Fair on September 11th & 12th, 2010. You’ll will be able to watch demonstrations of furniture making, wood carving and painting. The Adirondack Museum’s Rustic Furniture Fair is recognized as the premier “rustic” show in the country. This showcase of talented artisans includes both traditional and contemporary styles of furniture design. You will not see mass produced pieces. Rustic makers show and sell their work at the Rustic Furniture Fair by invitation only. A committee composed of museum staff follows established criteria when selecting invitation recipients. Invitations are sent in December preceding the Rustic Furniture Fair. All museum exhibits will be open on September 5 & 6, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. *A Preview Benefit will be held on September 10, 2010 Please call 518-352-7311 ext. 119 for more information. AdironackMuseum.org Adirondack Rustic Rusticity is an American expression, inspired by romantic notions of wilderness as untamed nature. This concept of wilderness was really an imaginative creation since by the mid-19th century most “wild” land was tamed and lived in. Nevertheless the idea spawned an e xtraordinary output of furniture, architecture, and art. Rusticity was, to a large degree, defined and refined in the Adirondacks. Ingenuity and imagination, novelty and fantasy are hallmarks of Adirondack rustic creations.

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