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February 1st, 2014
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ON THE GO
Cadillacs bound for Lake George
This Week IN NORTH CREEK
Grand National Meeting set to take place here
Railway’s new initiatives PAGE 2
email@example.com LAKE GEORGE Ñ For the first time ever, CadillacLassalleÕ s grand national meeting will take place in the village of Lake George. The club, with its 7,000 members with 18,000-plus collectible automobiles built by Cadillac, is the largest Cadillac club in the world. The event will take place from July 8 - 12 and offer a several seminars, bus charters and activities throughout the week. Ò Lake George is a beautiful area and weÕ re excited to be in an Adirondack setting with all these wonderful cars,Ó said Joe Roglieri of the Cadillac LaSalle Club. The event is estimated to draw 1,200 - 1,500 people to the region from about a dozen countries. Held in a different region of the country each year, it was CONTINUED ON PAGE 12
Index LAKE GEORGE
Photo by Brandon Himoﬀ
Brant Lake readies for Winter Carnival BySeth Lang
firstname.lastname@example.org BRANT LAKE Ñ The second annual Brant Lake Winter Carnival is being held Saturday, Feb. 8. The Carnival will be held from 11 a.m. to dusk at JimboÕ s on the Point on Brant Lake. Activities will be available for all ages and range from ice skating and broom ball games to curling demonstrations, ladies fry pan toss and hockey shoot off.
Ò The Brant Lake Winter Carnival is another event the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance organizes to spur community involvement and bring some life back into our towns,Ó said Tri-Lakes Business AllianceÕ s Winter Carnival Committee member Cindy Mede. A returning favorite, the outhouse race is expected to draw many participants. The race is dedicated to Davin Berg, a local young man who passed away at the age of 29 in 2009. His parents Randy and
Patricia are donating $300 and have raised a total of $845 thus far toward the Carnival. Ò Our son loved the outdoors, he was a certified ski and snowboard instructor,” said Randy Berg. The money they raised via Facebook will go toward several cash prizes for winners of the outhouse race. Ò We had checks come in from California, North Carolina and Florida,Ó said Berg. ThereÕ s a $25 registration fee for CONTINUED ON PAGE 12
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Warriors having stellar season PAGE 9
February-long carnival kicks off in Lake George BySeth Lang
email@example.com LAKE GEORGE Ñ The 53rd annual Lake George Winter Carnival will be offering a wide variety of activities every weekend in February. This beautiful winter setting in the Adirondacks is sure to draw a large crowd. This time of year itÕ s often hard for people to stay active, but thereÕ s no
excuse not to get out and enjoy all that Lake George has to offer throughout the month of February. The carnival will kick-off this Saturday, Feb. 1 with opening ceremonies at the Shepard Park Beach at noon. Following the ceremony will be outhouse races at 12:30. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest outhouse. Interested parties are asked to register at DuffyÕ s at 10 a.m. or call 668-5323 for more information. Thanks to sub-zero temperatures this winter,
thereÕ s plenty of ice on the lake for snowmobile racing and ice skating. Ò The past few years havenÕ t been great for ice activities on the lake, but this year the ice is safe,Ó said carnival organizer Linda Duffy. Ò WeÕ re happy to have the cold temperatures, it expands what we can offer.Ó CONTINUED ON PAGE 12
The members of the team GarWood Boats of Brant Lake race toward the ﬁnish line during last winter’s Brant Lake Winter Carnival. The team won the event. This year’s winter carnival will be held Saturday Feb. 8 and the popular outhouse race will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Chingachgook fishing tourney
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February 1, 2014
Saratoga-North Creek Railway’s new initiatives freight and local wine - praised by county supervisors By Thom Randall
firstname.lastname@example.org NORTH CREEK Ñ Poised to delve into freight service, the Saratoga-North Creek Railway is simultaneously adding a distinctive new twist to its passenger excursions, an executive of the railway announced this week. The railway will soon be offering its own brand of private-label wine to its passengers, railroad general superintendent Justin Gonyo told Warren County supervisors Jan. 27. Passengers on Saratoga-North Creek trains will soon be able to purchase several varieties of regional wine in collectible custom bottles bearing the railwayÕ s logo and deep blue color scheme, he said. To be produced by Fossil Stone Vineyards of Greenfield, the wine represents not only a new promotional initiative, but an effort to Ò buy localÓ wherever possible, Gonyo said. He added that progress is being made in lining up arrangements for hauling freight over the railroad from Tahawus through North Creek and Saratoga to downstate destinations including Long Island. Negotiations have been productive with subcontractor in the movement of freight, he said. Ò WeÕ ll soon be ready to present proposals to our prospective customers,Ó Gonyo said. Ò 2014 is shaping up to be quite the year for us.Ó In late November, Gonyo announced that the railway was negotiating freight contracts with nine different companies with the idea of moving stone and gravel products downstate. He estimated the railway would be moving 500,000 tons of aggregate the first year — or 5,000 carloads — and 1.5 million tons in the following two years. He noted that the Tahawus stone products might be used to rebuild the runways of JFK International Airport. Gonyo said Monday that in preparation of the new freight traffic, the railway was replacing 16,000 railroad ties from North Creek to Stony Creek and 8,000 ties between North Creek and Tahawus. He also said that his firm’s executives were pleased with the passenger traffic so far this winter. He said that 26,520 passengers participated in the railwayÕ s Polar Express themed excursions, a slight decrease from last year. Ò It was a very good crowd,Ó he said. Also, Gonyo said that 283 passengers had ridden the railwayÕ s Snow Train service so far this year, an increase of nine passengers from January 2013. Representing the railway, Sue Wilder of Hadley said that the firm was boosting its cooperative marketing efforts with various hotels, motels, attractions and restaurants to boost commerce in
Saratoga & North Creek Railway representatives Justin Gonyo and Sue Wilder display a prototype of the railway’s private-brand wine, which Gonyo said would be available to rail passengers as soon as this summer. Photo by Thom Randall
North Creek. She also noted that a special train excursion honoring area Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will occur Saturday Feb. 8, with themed onboard activities and an afternoon of free tubing at the North Creek Ski Bowl. The participants are to board at the Hadley-Luzerne train station. For details, call (877) 726-7245 or see: www.sncsnowtrain.com. Gonyo noted that for all the railwayÕ s trips, passengers can get on a scheduled train at any of their train stations along the route, by informing a railway representative when reservations are made. Warren County Parks & Recreation Director Paul Butler reported that extensive upgrades to the Thurman Rail stationÕ s
new interior were being completed. Ò The work will absolutely be done by spring,Ó he said. This summer, the railway is undertaking a variety of initiatives to boost ridership. Planned are day trips between Thurman and North Creek aimed primarily at Lake George visitors as well as slashed prices for short trips between local stations. Also slated are general discounts for seniors, youth, students and families. Bolton Town Supervisor Ron Conover, who chairs the countyÕ s Public Works Committee, hailed GonyoÕ s news. Ò ItÕ s a pleasure to see these initiatives,Ó Conover said. Ò ItÕ s impressive to see how far this has come Ñ Ô Great job!Ó
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Village to hold meeting to discuss public parking
LAKE GEORGE Ñ The Village of Lake George Board of Trustees will hold a public informational meeting Jan. 30 to discuss their search for additional public parking in the village and the sale of an abandoned street to a private developer. Over the past year Village officials have been investigating locations that were available for their use with private landowners. Two years ago the Village opened a new lot on Ottawa Street owned by David Kenny. The lot was extremely successful with revenues exceeding $90,000. Those spaces will be lost as construction of the new Marriott hotel begins in 2014.
The Village Board authorized three independent appraisals of Parrott Street, the Woodbine Hotel property as well as a smaller vacant lot on McGillis Avenue. Parrott Street runs from Ottawa Street to the rear of the new hotel and has been declared surplus by the Village Board. The Woodbine Hotel property is owned by the Quirk family and located on Dieskau Street. It presently has several older buildings on it as well as a large storm main that needs replacement. The property has been valued at $550,000 and would hold 125-150 vehicles for public parking.
The vacant lot on McGillis has been valued at $80,000 and also has a large stormwater drain that must be moved by the Village if it remains in private use. The Village plans for this lot is to construct a storage garage and small office for their seasonal Peace Officers. The lot would be landscaped and the building built to blend in with the neighborhood. The public meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Village Hall at 6 p.m. Anyone who cannot attend the meeting and has questions may call Mayor Blais at the Village Hall.
Camp Chingachgook fishing tournament planned
LAKE GEORGE Ñ YMCA Camp Chingachgook welcomes ice fishermen to its shores Feb. 15 and 16 to raise funds for camper scholarships. Chris Thompson, property manager at the camp and avid fisherman, hopes to raise $3,000 to help area children attend summer camp on Lake George. The contest is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Camp staff will serve hot food and beverages by a bonfire on the camp’s beach at the end of the Pilot Knob Rd off Route 9L. Cash prizes are awarded for the three heaviest fish in categories of lake trout, salmon, pike, and perch. All participants are eligible for door prizes donated by FISH307.com. Children 12 years old and younger can win prizes for the three heaviest lake trout and perch. The entry fee is $25 per person per day, or $30 for both days. Kids under 12 may register for $6/day or $10 for both days. Participants may park in Camp ChingachgookÕ s parking lot. Fishermen and women 16 years and older must show a current NYS fishing license. Proceeds of the Chingachgook Classic help children and families participate in camp programs. In addition to day and overnight summer camp, Chingachgook offers school outdoor education programs and is a popular Adirondack retreat destination. More than 11,000 people, including school, church, and family groups, visit YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George each year. Chingachgook is a branch of the Capital District YMCA. For information on this and other Chingachgook programs, call 656-9462 or visit LakeGeorgeCamp.org.
Fisherman Rich Ortiz and his son, Taylor, with last year’s 1st place pike.
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Town Talk By Lynn Smith
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Crafts & Carafe’s
izzie KeayÕ s is hosting Crafts & Carafes. Every other Tuesday Lizzie KeayÕ s banquet room will be set up for people who would like to make a craft and sip on some wine. The craft projects vary, there is a minimal fee for the craft approximately $20. You can purchase a carafe or a glass of wine. Light hor sduerves will be served. The next craft night will be Feb. 11 starting at 6:30 p.m. The craft that evening will be a mantle tree, just in time for Valentines Day. Asurprise craft will also be done. If you would like to attend this event contact Amber on 6812893. No later than Sunday Feb 9. The event can also be used as a special birthday party, or just a friends night out. Contact Amber for details and pricing.
Food Pantry Low
Many local food pantries took a hit over the cold from the past few weeks. The Warrensburg food pantry at town hall and the churches could use non perishable donations. Sacred Heart food pantry in Lake George is also in need of non perishable donations.Please help those less fortunate. North
Bolton Bulletin By Wauneata Waller 644-3880
Kenzie Tennent acknowledged by top honors program
enzie Tennent of Bolton Landing has been chosen by the National Academy of Future Physicians to attend an honors program, The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., Feb. 14-16. Kenzie is a sophomore, an honor student at BCS, she participates in Varsity Soccer, dance, snowboarding, piano, Youth and Government, and drama club. Kenzie stated she Ò is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field and is looking forward to this amazing opportunity to learn more about the medical field among
Country Ministry A great need for coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, socks and warm clothes has come aboutfrom this extended cold weather. Drop item off at North Country Ministry on Main St. in Warrensburg. Items may also be dropped off at Sacred Heart Parish Center in Lake George.
WCS New Superintendent
On Tuesday, Jan. 21 a small group of parents, students, teachers and board of education members gathered to personally welcome Mr. John Goralski as the new WCS Superintendent, Mr. Goralski comes to WCS from the Stillwater Central School District. Mr. Goralski said he is very pleased to be in a small school district, Ò a small district has the potential to do moreÓ Goralski told me. He hopes to share learning resources such as Computer programing classes and technology, through distance learning in high schoolclasses with surrounding districts. Hadley Luzerne and Lake George are open to work together, stated Goralski. Mr. Lawson did a great job and left the district in good shape Goralski said.
Greater Wsbg Business Alliance
At a meeting on Jan. 22, after much discussion it was deceided by several members that the Warrensburg Business Alliance would work together with the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce when possible, butit would stay as a separate entity. It was discussed that the ChamberÕ s main goal is to promote Tourism to Warrensburg and Warren County, and the AllianceÕ s goal is to promote buisnesses in the town of Warrensburg. One member discussed this organizationÕ s purpose is to have
my peers from all over the United States.Ó Kenzie was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, the Medical Director of the Academy to represent Bolton Central School based on her academic achievement, leadership potential, and deterKenzie Tennent mination to serve humanity in the field of medicine. At the three day conference Kenzie will join students from across the country to her Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading medical research; be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what is to be expected in medical school; witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.
February 1, 2014 fun. At their next meeting in February Kathy Mosher Hill asked everyone come ready to appoint a president, Vice president, Secretary & treasurer. The understanding is that the group has some money from its previous buy local weekend, but would heavily rely on grants to operate. Check this column regularly for meeting dates and up coming events. Citizen of the Year/Business of the Year Nominations are being accepted by the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce through March 31 fora business of the year and a citizen of the year. Submit name, address, and reason for the nomination to the 3735 Main St. The business of the year can be a new business or established business that helps promote Warrensburg. 2013 and 2012 Direct Deposit and RebeccaÕ s Florist were honored for fixing upold buildings and creating an eye appealing entrance to Town. Kevin Geraghty was honored in 2013 for his dedication to the Warrensburg Fire Company, Michele Bedell was honored in 2012 for her dedication and involvement in Scouts organization in Warrensburg. If you are not sure if your possible nomination has taken this award in the past a list is available at Town Hall and the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce office. Classes at Riverside Athletic CenterYoga classes are offered on MondayÕ s from 5-6:15 p.m. at Riverside Athletic Center on River St in Warrensburg. Spin classes are offered Mondays & Tuesdays 10 a.m.,Wed & Thurs 6 p.m. , Zumba Mon, Tues, Thurs, 9 a.m. Check www. riversac.com for up to date times. Help me keep you informed.If you have an upcoming event you would like advertised please email information to me mrs.butterfly-10@ hotmail.com or call me 744-3532.
Ò This is a crucial time in America when we need more doctors and medical scientists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,Ó said Richard Rossi, Executive Director, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. Ò Focused, bright and determined students like Kenzie Tennent are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.Ó The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to be physicians or go into medical science. Some of the services and programs the Academy plans to launch in 2013 and 2014 are online social networks through which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more. Kenzie hopes that her accomplishment will encourage others to attend the National Academy of Future Physicans when they too are presented with the same opportunity.
The Bolton Recreation Department has announced a Chair Yoga class to be held on Thursdays starting, Feb. 13 through March 6 at noon at the Bolton Community Center on Edgecomb Pond Rd, $8 per class. The instructor, Jane Welsh, has over 20 years experience and invites those with injuries or the inability to do yoga on the floor to join this class. Participants should bring a mat. Contact Michelle Huck to make a reservation 928-3176 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. As always you can find a complete list of offerings at http://www. boltonnewyork.com/
Community Square Dance Night
Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in BCS gym. Come enjoy dancing to the music of Gary Finney with students, family, and friends. BCS students in grades K-12 are learning square dancing moves, and this evening program is a fun way for you to enjoy this lifetime activity with your parents and friends.
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Common Core the wrong choice
he adoption of the Common Core learning standards in New York State has created a lucrative opportunity for educational publishers like Pearson Education, while leaving our children behind. As states and schools rush to buy products aligned to the new standards, our children suffer because of a callous disregard for their educational needs. Core-aligned tests are diminishing our childrenÕ s creativity and enthusiasm to learn while handcuffing our teachers to specific, developmentally inappropriate standards and curricular materials. Our kids donÕ t all develop according to a specific map; they learn by interaction through experiences that are unique to each child. They canÕ t be force-fed. Our teachers are seeing a notable shift in math instruction. For example, asking an 8-year-old a math related multiple-choice question like Ò Which is a related subtraction sentence?Ó hardly seems like something a third grade student would understand. English instructors have noticed a more heavy emphasis on non-fiction texts with new standards. A Ò LexileÓ score is one of the methods used to gauge reading difficulty within the common core standards. These scores are based on how difficult texts are to read; actual content and in-depth meaning play second fiddle. The complexity of meaning in both classic literature and high-interest young adult novels has been disregarded. Educators and parents in New York State are taking a stand against the common core and New York State Education Commissioner John King for good reason. NYSUT (New York State United Teachers) union, with 600,000 members, recently passed a resolution to remove King and withdraw support for the Common Core State Standardized testing. At the same time, our governorÕ s silence on this issue is beyond disappointing. So far, the testing has proved to be nothing but offensive and ineffective to parents, students and educators alike throughout the state. In recent months, the NYS common core website linked children to a sex quiz site, while Mr. King brushed off accusations from concerned parents and judged the common coreÕ s popularity on the number of Ò hitsÓ on the NY webpage. The current Common Core standards are limited to English and math, but will expand to all subjects in the coming years. Instead of rolling these standards in one grade level at a time over several years, as other states have done, New York State has implemented them
for every math and English student from third to eighth grade at once. Along with the standards and the assessments, teachers are now subjected to modules Ñ scripted 10-week units that they are to follow in order to stay aligned to the core. Teacher artistry and creativity has been decimated, and although the commissioner may claim that the modules are not mandated, that local control of curriculum still exists, a closer look says otherwise: up to 25 percent of a grade 3-8 Math or ELA teacherÕ s annual evaluation is based on the grade-level state assessment, and the message at area common core trainings is that questions on the assessments will be structured like those on the modules. This is clearly a back-door mandate, and New York State teachers and students are at risk of becoming generic. Despite thousands of teacher layoffs in an era when state education aid has been drastically reduced, NYS is hiring Ò common core coachesÓ to come into our schools to help with the transition. Common Core can be traced back to the 2009 stimulus bill, which gave $4.35 billion to the Federal Department of Education. This created the Ò Race to the TopÓ competition between states. In order to qualify for funding, states needed to adopt Common Core. Participating states would then be exempt from many of the difficult provisions of the “No Child Left BehindÓ program. To date, Common Core has been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, but many are already jumping ship, with opposition developing in the states of Utah, California, Indiana, and Missouri among others. The Common Core is further marred by the large corporations reaping the profits of its implementation. Pearson education executives believed the Common Core work performed by their nonprofit arm could later be sold by their for-profit organization and generate “tens of millions of dollarsÓ for the company. They have since agreed to pay $7.5 million to avoid prosecution by the Attorney General of New York state for blurring the lines between its not for profit and for profit company. We shouldnÕ t educate our kids because of the mere marketability of an educational reform, or by diluting individual choice by directing children where to go and what to learn. Stealing our educatorÕ s creative talents in exchange for a cookie cutter education for our children is just plain unacceptable. Ñ
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Denton Publications Editorial Board
More of the same, but diﬀerent
focus the nation is taking on the ore snow and bitter economy and jobs. But there is cold lies in our fualways something hopeful when ture. Another mathe president travels up Pennjor retail chain, MichaelÕ s, has sylvania Avenue to the offer his announced the hacking of their opinion on the state of the nation customer’s credit card files. and his agenda for the coming WeÕ ve had yet another senseyear. less random public shooting in Early reports indicate the a mall in Maryland resulting president will address such in two innocent dead, several Dan Alexander topics as immigration, unemothers injured and the gunman Thoughts from ployment, health care, the minicommitting suicide. All this Behind the Pressline mum wage and income equality. serving as a backdrop to a naWhite House Press Secretary, tion seemingly unsure of what Jay Carney has stated the PresidentÕ s agenda the future holds. will focus on Ò A Year of ActionÓ , but President We seem to keep replaying the same deObama has also signaled that he will bypass pressing news day after day, week after week. Congress and use the power of his office by There is a sense of unrest and lack of hope and direction among many. These continued ran- executive order to enact more of his agenda. With a nation politically paralyzed and each dom shootings send a loud and clear signal that people are at the end of their ability to side digging into a bunker mentality, itÕ s hard to imagine anything positive coming out of cope with their troubles. While there will althis weekÕ s address. What both sides fail to ways be unstable individuals among us, these see is America, if not the world, needs to see shootings are becoming an epidemic. ItÕ s hard hope on the horizon Ñ not further stalemate. to imagine anyone thinking this solution is For proof of dysfunction, look no further in any way going to solve their problems or then this past week when Sen. John McCain change anything. The reasons behind these events are almost (R-Arizona) was strongly rebuked by Arizona Republicans. They passed a resolution always the same: Mistreatment, bullying, to censure the one-time presidential nominee drugs, alcohol, abuse and a lack of support for what they characterized as a liberal record and guidance all point to the unraveling in that has been Ò disastrous and harmfulÓ to the our ability to collectively address and solve these acts. In all too many ways, these events state and nation. Consider New York Governor Andrew CuomoÕ s recent remarks saying are numbing our shock and outrage. Far too Ò extreme conservatives who are right-tomany people feel helpless and lack the resolve to seek or demand change. As a nation, we no life, pro-assault weapon, anti-gay ... have no longer teach or encourage people how to help placeÓ in New York.Ó Given the fact that it is Super Bowl weekthemselves or stand up for themselves. As a society, we no longer focus on building skills end, consider the Broncos and Seahawks refusing to take the field until the other side of self-reliance and self confidence. In a recent Rasmussen poll, only 21 percent agrees to let them win the big game. ItÕ s simply not the way things work. Both sides must of American voters believe our government has their consent to govern us. Think about be willing to work together to do the peopleÕ s business and put their ideological differences that for just a minute Ñ nearly 80 percent of aside. the country is either unsure (16 percent) or We must address the many large and small doesnÕ t acknowledge the legitimacy of those issues affecting life in America. We need to running the country. ItÕ s a sad commentary and speaks volumes as to why the nation is return to the values of the American spirit in such disarray. Very few among us have the forged into the Constitution. We must quit the bickering and find ways to address the differfaith in our leaders to put the nation and her ences that hinder our progress and cast doubt people first and foremost. By the time you read these comments, the on our future. President will have given his State of the Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton PubliUnion Address to the nation. Last week, I excations. He may be reached at email@example.com. pressed concern over the lack of direction and
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YMCA Camp Chingachgook opens its doors Saturday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 22, for families and community members to enjoy a free, fantastic day of winter fun. Winter Wonderland Day activities may include hikes, snowshoeing, tubing, campﬁres, candle making and crafts. Both days start at 10 am and end at 4 pm and are open to all, regardless of YMCA membership. The day is FREE for all and hot soup and sandwiches are included, please call camp at (518) 656-9462 to RSVP. YMCA Camp Chingachgook, a year-round conference and retreat center, has 200 acres that hug the quiet east shore of beautiful Lake George and is surrounded by the Adirondack Mountain forest preserve. With hiking trails, facility initiatives, and a 180-foot shoreline with a large and varied ﬂeet of boats, Chingachgook is perfect for a winter weekend of fun. For more information about Family Days at camp and other exciting programs check out the website at LakeGeorgeCamp.org.
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Turning Back the Pages By Jean Hadden
• One Hundred Years Ago, February, 1914 •
Severe earthquake garners fear
Ò The Logan Fault,Ó which geologists tell us is a split in the lower rock stratum of the earth extending along the Atlantic seaboard from Canada to Florida, made another slip, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1914 which at 1:34 p.m. caused a severe earthquake shock extending from Montreal to Washington, D.C. and as far west as St. Louis. It continued from 20 to 30 seconds and while it lasted the earth quivered like a big ball of jelly, with a terrifying tremor which spread consternation wherever it was felt. Many people believed that the end of the world had arrived. In Warrensburgh the shock was felt in its full severity. For the first 2 or 3 seconds it was the general impression that there had been a heavy explosion somewhere nearby. As the tremors continued, it became evident to all that it was something more than a mere local disturbance and it was first thought that buildings might fall and people rushed frantically from their homes out into the open. In several Warrensburgh homes dishes were shaken from tables and pictures swayed on the walls and the vibration made things jingle but no major damage was reported and local people lived in dread that another shock would occur. In the past earthquakes were much more common than they have been in recent years.
The earth rocks in Corinth
Four tons of dynamite stored near the Corinth plant of the International Paper Company exploded at 1:10 oÕ clock Monday morning, Feb. 16, 1914 and jarred the town more violently than the earthquake did last week. Many windows were broken and people rushed out from their homes in terror. The explosion was caused by a fire of unknown origin in the building where the dynamite was stored.
Tribute for a good church lady
At the recent annual meeting of the vestry of the parish of the Holy Cross Episcopal church in Warrensburgh, the subject was broached of the parish electing a memorial to Miss Almira N. Lobdell, who during her life time was one of the most faithful and generous communicants of the church and who by the terms of her will, after her death became, in perpetuity, a benefactor of the parish. After some lengthy discussion, the proposed memorial took the form of two electric light standards to be placed at the entrance gate of the church, on condition that the cost of one of these standards be defrayed by the parish at large and one standard has been generously provided for. The amount that it will be necessary to receive from the parish will be about $100, which will provide also for the installation of
the standard. (Note - These beautiful ornamental lights, adorning the steps from the public sidewalk to the church property path, have survived for one hundred years with Miss LobdellÕ s name proudly engraved upon them.)
Gala marriage celebration
Thomas OÕ Connor of Warrensburgh and Miss Sadie Lahey, of Minerva, were married Jan. 14, 1914 at St. JosephÕ s Church in Olmstedville by the brideÕ s pastor, the Rev. Father Kenney. The pretty little church was beautifully decorated with evergreen, tastefully arranged as a labor of love by the girlÕ s devoted friends. Miss Emma Welch, of Minerva, was the brideÕ s maid and the groom was attended by his nephew, John OÕ Connor of Warrensburgh. After the wedding the happy couple and their wedding party attendants were conveyed to the brideÕ s home by sleigh where a reception was held. They later left for Washington on their wedding tour. Thomas OÕ Connor, 40, son of Philip OÕ Connor, is junior proprietor of the Ò New Adirondack HotelÓ and is a member of the firm of O’Connor Brothers, owners of the hotel. (Note - The Adirondack Hotel was born in 1825 and after yet another of the hotel’s many fires, brothers Michael and Thomas O’Connor leased and took over management of the Ò New Adirondack HotelÓ on May 1, 1899, purchased it in 1904 and stayed for 23 years. The big old OÕ Connor family home was located on Main Street where the First National Bank is located today. In 1939 new owner Albert Emerson re-named the hotel Ò The Colonial ArmsÓ and after even more fires and many more owners, in November, 1994 it was torn down. Rite Aid Pharmacy is located there today.)
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An article in the Feb. 27, 1902 Warrensburgh News stated, Ò It looked like old town meeting times in front of the Adirondack Hotel Monday afternoon, when the public sale of Israel MeadÕ s cow took place to satisfy an unpaid school tax of $9.44 and costs. The chorus of bids was not loud or excited and the animal was finally “knocked down” to James Palmer, Mr. Mead’s son-in-law for nineteen dollars.Ó Ò Owing to the illness of Collector Alfred Stone, Constable Jerry Moynehan had the proceedings in charge.Ó (Note - Reminiscing about old days at the Adirondack Hotel, when it was leased by the OÕ Connor brothers, I found this little glimpse of its past included in a scrapbook owned by the late, great, Warrensburgh historian, Stewart Farrar.)
Man kept in storage
Hague relatives of Ray Ackerman, who died from smallpox on the battleship Ohio recently, will get the body of the young sailor after a lengthy correspondence with government officials. They have been notified that the body will be shipped from Charleston to Hague at the expiration of one year from the date of his death.
Died too soon
Mrs. Lee Bruno died suddenly of acute indigestion, Jan. 28, 1914 at her home in North Creek. She was in her usual good health the day before but awakened early Wednesday morning with severe pain and died before a physician reached her. She is survived by her husband and a brother, Oliver Hulett of North Creek. Much sympathy is felt for Mr. Bruno who had just completed building a new house and was about to move into it, an event to which he and his wife had long looked forward.
Caught red handed
Four Bolton fisherman while angling for pickerel through the ice in Northwest Bay, on Lake George, were caught red-handed by Game Protector D.N. Bump of Lake George and arrested for violation of the game law in fishing out of season. They were given a hearing before Justice Tabor of Bolton Landing. Oscar Belden was discharged as there was not sufficient evidence to hold him. Charles Belden and Byron Fraizier paid the fines imposed upon them and Hyram Fraizier, lacking sufficient funds to settle was committed to the County Jail at Lake George for 11 days.
News near and far
A cold winter is always followed by a late spring. Sleighing hereabouts is good. Thermometers recorded zero Sunday night, Feb. 8, 1914 and on Monday night it was 2 degrees below zero. All the ice houses in Warrensburgh are filled. Hosea Barber fell on the ice at Bolton Landing and hurt his eye. A daughter was born to Mrs. George Allen on Dec. 30, 1913 and a son was born to Mrs. Howard Hitchcock, Saturday, Jan. 3, 1914, both in Bakers Mills. A fine baby boy arrived Monday night, Jan. 26, 1914 at the home of Thomas McPhillips of Friends Lake. The stork made a visit at the home of Wardner Spaulding on the Hague - Graphite Road. William and Mary Ò MameÓ Williams have a pretty little 3 year old daughter, Marnette Williams who was born May 21, 1910 in West Pawlet, Vermont. (Note - Marnette Hance, 103, the widow of Alfred Hance, formerly of Orville Street, Glens Falls, died Jan. 15, 2014 at the Fort Hudson Nursing Centre.) Hollis I. Loveland, who has been station agent for the Delaware and Hudson railway at The Glen for about 12 years, has been transferred to Hydeville, Vermont, a larger station. A party of Warrensburgh dancers have organized a club for the purpose of learning the new dances that are so popular now under the instruction of Edward Finch of Glens Falls. A popular new dance now the rage is the tango. Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at email@example.com oe 623-2210.
Letters to the Editor
Thank you from Hardship Fund To the Adirondack Journal:
Disheartened by editorial To the Adirondack Journal:
The North Country Hardship Fund would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who came out to support our recent fundraiser the Ò 3rd Annual Cabin Fever Party.Ó Folks came from near and far to help support us Friday night as well as cure their Ò Cabin Fever.Ó What a great crowd! Thank you to our wonderful host the Panther Mountain Inn! We appreciate all the support you and your staff have always shown for our organization! To Willie Playmore and Country Express, Ò YOU ROCKED THE HOUSE!Ó Thank you for donating your time and superb talent! A big thank you to our awesome door prize donors, Gore Mountain and Dan from Goggleoutlet! Thank you ALL for helping us help you. The North Country Hardship Fund
Thanks rescuers To the Adirondack Journal: We would like to thank the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Department, Warrensburg Rescue, the EMTÕ s and the North Warren Rescue Squad who aided us after a very serious vehicle accident on Jan. 14. We want to thank especially Justin Hull who kept John still for 20 - 30 minutes while they cut his seat belt from around his neck. Also want to thank the Emmitt Clark family who were able to contact the rescue squads. Kimberly Clark was our angel during this horrific situation as she got Linda out of the vehicle and stayed with John until his extraction. We want to thank the Glens Falls hospital saff, Nurses, and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA’s) that helped to make John as comfortable as possible during this ordeal. A special thank you to Nancy Pratt as his ombudsman who fought like hell with our insurance company. Also Catherine Fisher at Glens Falls Hospital, the staff at the Adirondack Tri-County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for all their efforts and patience while recovering at the center. John & Linda Hunter North Creek
I was deeply disheartened to read your editorial on the proposed three strikes legislation. LetÕ s step back for a minute and look at the true intention of this proposal: to attempt to hinder driving under the influence and potentially save lives. Driving a car is a privilege and not a right, and with that privilege there is an understanding that there are rules to be followed. In New York state it is illegal to operate a vehicle when under the influence of alcohol with a BAC of .08 or higher. A driver who chooses to drink, drive, and is subsequently pulled over must accept the consequences. For this to happen three times before the possibility of permanently revoking their license is more than generous on the part of New York state. It is a proven fact that consuming alcohol, even one drink, directly impacts the functions of the frontal lobe, impairing judgement, reaction time, and problem solving abilities. To condone a driver who drinks and then drives Ò a short distance down an unpopulated stretch of rural road while just a sliver over the .08 BAC limitÓ is irresponsible and reprehensible. That one instance could result in the loss of life. Many in this North Country community may remember the two young camp counselors who were killed by a drunk driver on such a rural road. Because of someone elseÕ s choice, their young lives were taken and ripped away from their families, who were then left with a lifetime of grief and sorrow. This driver, by the way, was a repeat offender. It is simple. If you choose to drink, donÕ t drive. Have a designated driver. Find a ride. And if this is not a possibility, stay at home. I think that those who have driven under the influence and have hurt or killed someone as a result would give the same advice. We must place the lives and livelihood of the residents of our communities above the hardships and inconveniences of individuals who have had the chance to make a change, yet continue to choose to endanger the lives of others by repeated drinking and driving. Sarah Thomas, Warrensburg
A news brief that appeared on page 8 of last weekÕ s edition of the Adirondack Journal contained an error. The news brief should have said volunteers were needed to man the Main Desk of the Brant Lake Winter Carnival on Feb. 8, not the Lake George Winter Carnival. To volunteer or for more information on the carnival contact Cindy Mead at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 494-3016.
Another side to minimum wage debate To the Adirondack Journal: There are, no doubt, many valid reasons to want to raise the minimum wage for working families. But it might make sense to look a little more deeply at the issue, in order to avoid the unintended consequences that have plagued so much recent legislative caprice and posturing in our state and in our nation. Working families are already aided by the Earned Income Tax Credit, which constitutes a de facto raise in the minimum wage, not to mention all the other forms of public assistance that have proliferated while the minimum wage has allegedly failed to keep pace. More worthy of consideration in the debate is that of the 3 percent of the workforce that works for minimum wage, 60 percent earn an increase in the first year. The word “earn” is an important one, which society should not lose as a concept for entrylevel workers. But the most significant fact, totally omitted by all parties in this dialogue, is that of these entry-level workers, the majority are students or others, working seasonally and/or part time, who are claimed as dependents from middle income households. I operate a resort and over the years have provided a great number of high school students with their very first work experience. Kids are allowed to begin work when they are 14. Many of them know very little about how to work, when they begin legal employment, and need to be taught a great deal. Although IÕ ve never actually started anyone at the bare minimum-wage level, explaining to them that I donÕ t want them to begin work with a minimum wage attitude, I have to say that a lot of kids are just not worth much when they start out. An employer can spend a lot of time getting them shaped up. In some cases, itÕ s a fairly charitable endeavor. I wonder, as the minimum wage is raised, how many people like myself, who have taught these teenagers how to be productive, will be able to continue to afford to do so. And if we donÕ t, then who will? Another government program? Something to instill a government work ethic in young people, who will no longer need to earn their increases? Jon Voorhees Indian Lake
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News Briefs Valentine program planned
HORICON Ñ Brenda Lewis, Chairperson and Alon Abare, cochairperson of the Creating Special Valentines For Special People have announced that the program will be held on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. at the Horicon Town Hall. Now these are not your ordinary paper and glue valentines Ñ these girls get very creative. Come and see what they have planned. This is a program for people of all ages. It is free and open to the public. Call Barbara to register if possible so that there will be enough supplies and refreshments. She can be reached at 494-3357.
Bolton seniors release schedule
Activities planned in February by the Bolton Se-
niors include: • Wednesday, Feb. 5, Business Meeting, Senior Center 10:15 a.m. 10:30 Speaker from Warren CountyÕ s Emergency Preparedness Department. Lunch to follow at meal site call 644-2368 for reservation. • Tuesday, Feb. 11, RACINO, 9:45 a.m.- Contact Pat Merchant at 644-9359 for more information. • Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10:15 a.m.- Bingo followed by pizza at the Senior Center. • Friday, Feb. 14, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY • Feb. 17- 21, School Vacation: President’s Birthday Week -No Senior Activities • Wednesday, Feb. 26, Bowling Sparetime Lanes, in Lake George 10 a.m. All Bolton Senior residents are eligible, 50 years of age and older, to attend all meetings and activities.
Library plans program
LAKE GEORGE Ñ On Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m., the Caldwell-Lake George Library will host Ò Food for Thought.Ó Food for Thought is a programs that teaches about food gathering, preparation, and preservation in the 1800s. The program is presented by an educator from the Parks-Bentley Place, a historic house and museum. Ò Food for ThoughtÓ is part of the Adirondack Traditions program series. On March 12 Hallie Bond will present Ò Common Threads: Adirondack Quilts.Ó On April 30 Matthew Glavin, popular author of the Adirondack Treasure mystery series will talk about his new book - Isle Royal. The library is located at 336 Canada St. Lake George village. The programs are free and open to the public, but reservations are suggested. Please call 668-2528.
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CHESTERTOWN Ñ The North Warren Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its two coveted awards: VIP Person of the Year and Community Business of the Year. Each year, one award is given per category. The VIP Person of the Year is nominated on the basis of area residency, service to the community, special project involvement, service in elected office, or being a good neighbor. The Community Business of the Year Award recognizes a business that has grown and made contributions to the community over the past year. Nominations can be submitted by filling out the appropriate form at the Chamber building, Route 8, Chestertown. For more information, call 494-2722 or stop by the Chamber building.
Puppy socialization group forming
WARRENSBURG Ñ Irv West, a Thurman resident, was given a gift of a new puppy. He plans to train it to be a therapy dog, working primarily with troubled teens in crisis. As with any puppy, socialization at an early age is critical. So Irv is planning to initiate a puppy socialization group in the Warrensburg area. Meetings would be weekly for about half an hour, and there would be no charge to participate. Participation would be limited to 6 dogs, on a first come basis. A secondary benefit is that owners would learn how to solve pet-related problems from the success of other participants. Anyone interested in participating, or would like more information, should contact West at 623-3987 (any time between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.).
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Warriors having another standout season By Seth Lang
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Nevertheless, thereÕ s no doubt the Warriors are hungry again this year as their 10-1 record shows. Ò WeÕ re playing well,Ó said Warriors Athletic Director Mark Bleibtrey. Leading the team again this year is junior point guard Joel Wincowski, averaging nearly 30 points per game.
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WARRENSBURG Ñ The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History has received a donation of a quilt, Ò The Sunbonnet Babies,Ó completed 10 years ago by the Over the Edge Quilters and Crocheters and will make it available for public viewing during the month of February. A special reception for members of the group and the public will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 5 between noon and 2 p.m. Also on display will be a large quilt recently donated by Jane LeCount, which is of the postage stamp pattern, and believed to have been made with material from The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History has the local shirt received a donation of a quilt, “The Sunbonnet factory. Babies,” completed 10 years ago by the Over the The Sunbon- Edge Quilters and Crocheters and will make it net Babies quilt available for public viewing during the month of was completed February. in 2004 by members Halah Augusta, Elly Benoit, Neila Benoit, Evelyn Brokaw, Mary Cranker, Carol Flynn (the groupÕ s founder), Ruth Fruda, Jean Gralewski, Gerri Howe, Bette Kenyon, Ruth Near, Regina Porter, Marina Skea, and Jean Srock. Sunbonnet Babies were originally created in the early 1900s and seen on hundreds of valentines, greeting cards and postcards of the day. In 1929 they were used in a childÕ s book of alphabet pictures, which quickly became squares in a popular pattern for a childÕ s quilt. Over the Edge Quilters and Crocheters, founded more than 25 years ago, meets at First Presbyterian Church in Warrensburg every Wednesday. It is currently made up of twenty talented women from Warrensburg, Stony Creek, Chestertown, Bolton Landing and Athol. During the past 25 years, Over-The-Edge Quilters and Crocheters have donated more than 10,000 quilts, afghans, blankets, hats and mittens to organizations that provide service to infants, children, teens, families in need, critically ill children, men and women currently serving in the military, veterans and sheltered animals. These organizations have included Snuggery at Glens Falls Hospital; Greater Adirondack Perinatal Network in Warrensburg; WAIT House in Glens Falls; Domestic Violence Project in Glens Falls; North Country Ministry in North Creek; Double Ò HÓ Hole-In-The Woods Camp in Lake Luzerne; Operation Iraq; the Veterans Hospital in Albany; Purrs and Paws in Lake George; Saranac Lake Figure Skating Academy and Saranac Lake Hospital in Saranac Lake, NY; Vermont ChildrenÕ s Hospital in Burlington, VT and the National Linus Blanket Project. The women work solely with donated materials. Over-TheEdge Quilters and Crocheters welcomes donations of JOANN Fabrics and Wal-Mart gift cards in any amount so that fabric, batting, yarn and other sewing, quilting, crocheting and knitting related items can be purchased as needed. Gift cards can be sent to Over-The-Edge Quilters and Crocheters, c/o Marina Skea, P.O. Box 466, Bolton Landing, New York 12814. The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, established in 1975, shows the history of Warrensburg from the late 18th century to the present in photographs and artifacts. Operated by the Warrensburgh Historical Society for the Town of Warrensburgh, it is free to the public and fully handicap accessible. Entrance and parking are at the rear of the building at 3754 Main Street (VFW Building). Winter hours are Wednesdays noon to 4 pm and Sundays 1 to 3 pm. For more information visit the website at www.whs12885.org or contact the museum director at 623-2207.
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Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Friends of the Chester Library will be offering many good buys at their annual Winter Book Sale. There will be some books in most genre - priced at 50¢ each, 3 for a dollar. This Winter Sale features a ﬁne array of trade paperbacks, (the larger paperback books, ﬁction and non-ﬁction) and over 100 large-print novels. Our popular authors and mysteries tables are packed with new titles for you to browse. Craft books are ﬁlled with creative ideas on quilting, decorating, and needlework. There are many new children’s books, along with teaching materials in most areas of instruction. Shoppers will ﬁnd low cost DVDs, CDs, magazines, games, and puzzles along with free VHS tapes! Come take a look at the many categories of materials organized for your easy access. Know when you make a purchase, not only are you taking home interesting buys, but you are also supporting our library, the heart of our community! For further information, call 494-5384.
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Athol-Thurman By Kathy Templeton
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The writing workshop previously mentioned in this column still has a few vacancies. Heather Haskins, a writer, blogger and writing instructor from Clifton Park will teach a writing class in Warrensburg on the four Wednesdays in February from noon to 2 p.m. This would make a wonderful gift for a writer; the four-session course is open to those who wish to learn more about writing memoir and/or fiction. Classes will be held at Willows Bistro, 3749 Main Street, Warrensburg, and the fee will include lunches supplied by the Bistro. Sign-ups are requested by Jan. 15. Advance payments of $148 per person can be made by contacting Perky Granger at PersisGranger@aol.com or 352-463-3089. The fee willcover all four workshops and four Bistro luncheons which will include soup of choice, salad, toast points, coffee/tea and cookie or cream puff. This would make a perfect gift for the writer on your Christmas shopping list. Participation is limited to 10 and some of thse spots have already been taken. The Warren County Office for the Aging located at 1340 State Rt. 9 on the first floor of the Human Services building in Lake George offers a wide range of programs for qualifying seniors. To find out all they have to offer simply give them a call at 761-6347. Groundhog Day is Sunday, Feb. 2 and tradition has had it that if the critter doesnÕ t see his shadow there will be an early spring. While I do enjoy our winters here in the Adirondacks, I for one am praying that he wonÕ t see it. While doing some research on the above mentioned topic I came across some interesting fun facts about groundhogs. Did you know that a groundhog whistles when scared or that a groundhogÕ s teeth never stop growing? It was also discovered that the tradition of stringing popcorn and cranberries on Christmas trees was to feed the birds through the hard months of winter. This will be an activity I do with my young son during the Presidents week break this February. Fireworks on Gore Mountain the evening of Sunday, Jan. 19 caused a mild stir here in Thurman. Folks were asking one another questions on the Town facebook page, Thurman Happenings, asking who could hear the rumbling thunder-like noise. It was all settled when one resident listened to where the noise was coming from and deduced it was from the north. He logically thought of Gore Mountain and upon googling the facility found they were indeed setting off the noise makers.
Activities and event in the hills
Would you like to be part of your community? How about becoming a member of the Thurman Planning Board, this was once an active group here in Thurman. In past years, this group has
www.adirondackjournal.com been a critical part of keeping Thurman a nice and welcoming town. Those interested in joining this group to help make decisions on the townÕ s future development, are urged to send a letter of interest with name and phone number to Box 29, Athol NY 12810. ValentineÕ s for Vets is scheduled for Feb. 8 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Thurman town hall with refreshments to follow. LetÕ s all come together and show our Veterans how much they mean to us all year long. The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings at the Thurman Town hall every Monday. This weekÕ s session occurs Feb. 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Stop in for a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a visit with friends and neighbors. For more information, contact Myra at 623-2633. The Gleaning food distribution sessions are held the first Monday of every month -- and the next such event is Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. Be sure to bring your reusable cloth bags or plastic shopping bags to bring your goods home. The county sponsored senior bus service to Glens Falls will make their trips to Glens Falls twice a month on the second and fourth Friday. The next scheduled trip will occur on Feb. 14. The service will pick you up at your home, to arrange pickup simply contact Laura by Feb. 12 with directions to your home and she will make sure you are picked up. You can call Laura at 623-9281. The Sugar Loaf Seniors group holds their meetings once a month at the Town Hall on the third SaturdayÕ s of the month. There will not be a meeting in January. The next meeting will occur on Feb. 15 at the hall at 11:30 a.m. Membership is still only $10 per year. To find out more information call Norma Galusha at 623-9425. The Thurman Fire Co. holds their meetings at their firehouse on the Friday falling in the first full week of the month at the Fire House. This month, their meeting is to be held on Feb.7 at 7 p.m. Those interested in becoming a volunteer are encouraged to stop in.
Future events in Thurman
Plans for the 55th Annual Jack Wax party are well underway. The event will be held at the Thurman town hall on March 15 from 4 p.m. till all are served. The fee for Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 - 11years old and free for those under 6. If you would like to donate your time, a side dish or both and have not yet been contacted, please feel free to call me, Kathy Templeton, at 623-2967. Property Tax Grievance Day is held on the fourth Tuesday
Adirondack Journal - 11 in May, which will be May 27 this year. This is when the Board of Assessment Review meets to hear all property taxpayersÕ complaints regarding assessments, please note some Towns, Villages or Cities may have different dates & times. Check with your local Assessor for exact dates in your location.
Special days for Thurmanites
Celebrating anniversaries this week are Bob and Peggy Florance on Feb. 7. Celebrating birthdays this week are Josh Cameron and Barbara Metzger on Feb. 1, John Kuczmarski, Makayla Griswold, Ethan Schmidt and Laura Cameron on Feb. 2, Tegan Castro and Jamie Haskell on Feb. 3, Dan Shoemaker and Andy Knoll on Feb. 4, Dot Maxam on Feb. 5, Jill Galusha and Jason Baker on Feb. 6, and Kevin Binder on Feb. 7.
On Campus OSWEGO Ñ Several area residents have been named to the DeansÕ List for the fall 2013 semester at SUNY Oswego. To be included on the DeansÕ List, students must have a semester grade average of 3.30 to 3.79. The PresidentÕ s and DeansÕ lists comprise the academic top 29.4 percent of the Oswego student body. Area students on the DeansÕ List, with their class year and major in parentheses, include Hannah Joy of Brant Lake, a junior majoring in graphic design; and Dante Siletti of Strawberry Hill Road in Warrensburg, a senior majoring in technology education.
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February 1, 2014
Lake George Carnival From page 1
A chili cook off between local restaurants will be held at Shepards Park around 12:30 Saturday. The contest will be judged with tickets submitted by guests upon tasting the different homemade creations. Hosted by Prospect Mt. Diner, the annual Lake George Winter Carnival Parade will be Saturday at 4 p.m. The parade will include various floats, marching bands and a variety of entertaninment for all ages. Enjoy a bonfire every Saturday evening near Sheppard’s Cove Beach. Warm up near the fire while checking out the fireworks brought by Fireworks by Alonzo. DonÕ t forget to enjoy some smores fireside, while taking in the talents of local musician Rich Ortiz. Sponsored by King NeptuneÕ s Pub, the 4x4 truck ice drags and ice diving demonstrations by Rich MorinÕ s Scuba Center will take place the weekend of Feb. 8 - 9. Every weekend, family fun includes childrenÕ s games, kids indoor mini golf, a giant tubing slide, and cook-offs of a variety of savory foods. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy rare views of Lake George from a hot air balloon or helicopter ride for a fee. ChildrenÕ s activities consisting of arts, crafts and outside activities are held every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. free of charge. For a detailed schedule of events, see: www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com or call 240-0809.
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hosted in Albany in 1995 and Saratoga in 2003 and proves good for the local economy. On a conservative scale the club estimates the event will bring about $700,000 to region but has the potential to bring in more than a million dollars to local businesses. Lake George Mayor Rober Blais said heÕ s very happy to see the event in Lake George. Ò Lake George thrives on large groups coming to the village anytime of the year. This classic automobile show will expose hundreds of auto enthusiasts to our area. Similar to the Americade Rally or Adirondack Nationals, folks return with their families year around.Ó Between 250 - 500 cars are expected to be present throughout the week of events. They usually range from 1920Õ s and 30Õ s classics to high-end modern day vehicles. Ò Some of these cars havenÕ t seen a drop of
Spectators enjoy a snowmobile demonstration at the Lake George Winter Carnival .
rain,Ó said Roglieri. He believes Lake George will provide great access for many Canadians that usually make the event as well as several local collectors in the immediate area. Local seminars as well as bus charters to Camp Sagamore, The Adirondack Museum, Natural Stone Bridge and caves, lunch at the Copperfield Inn, Lake George cruises and many other activities will be available to those that attend. The club, founded in 1958, provides activities and services for enthusiasts of all Cadillacs, from the single cylinder models to the exotic V-16Õ s. Membership is open to persons anywhere in the world and ownership of a Cadillac is not required. To highlight the week, the last day of events, Saturday, July 12, there will be an awards banquet based on the top cars judged on a 200-point system. For more information on the event visit cadillaclasalleclub.org.
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each outhouse and the race will tentatively begin around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Froggy 100.3 will be broadcasting live from the event. Another new attraction offered is the vintage snowmobile display competition. The competition is expected to draw a lot of vintage snowmobile owners out to show off their sleds and compete. The festivities will kick off with snowshoe softball around 11 a.m. Fireworks are scheduled for dusk, with music by the Stony Creek Band that evening and food and activities will be held all day long. Ò Adirondackers arenÕ t afraid to spend a day out in the cold, they just need something to do and this event fits the bill for all ages,” said Mede. Anyone interested in registering a vintage snowmobile, softball or broom ball team or an out house ($25 registration fee) please call or email Cindy Mead at email@example.com or call 494-3016.
Curling demonstrations by the Lake Placid Curling Club will be held during the Brant Lake Winter Carnival.
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DOG CONTAINMENT PEN - 4 panels w/door, 10'tall x 6' long. Galv. steel., 8x8'pressure treated wood frame for it to sit on once pen is re-assembled, 7 yrs. old. purchased from FE Hart Co., replacement cost $650, will sell for $250 OBO. Call 802-524-6275 9AM-9PM.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PORT HENRY Duplex apartment building, completely renovated, excellent rental history, some owner finanancing available. $69,000. 518-546-8247.
TICONDEROGA DOWNTOWN OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT, customized for your use. Available March 1st. $550/mo + utilities. 518-585-9173 Days or 518-5478730 Evenings
TOWN OF Lake George 1/2 acre building lot. Access to Village water. Ideal for build-out basement. $47,000. Will hold mortgage for qualified buyer, 20% down. 518668-0179 or 518-321-3347.
FOR SALE PARK MODEL - 1986 LEDGEVIEW Camp - Hwy 149 5 Pine Breeze Trail - $49,500 Come see, it's really neat!! New In 2012: roof, siding, bedroom, deck and shed! 518-636-3429 or 352-428-8767
CROWN POINT LAND - 53 Peasley Road. Property offers 3.5 acres on Putnam Creek with 600 feet of road frontage, a 50' x 30' 2 story frame barn with electricity and oil heat. Zones residential. Can be converted or build new. Beautiful spot and minutes to the Northway or Ticonderoga. $65,000. Purdy Realty LLC - 384-1117. Call Frank Villanova - 878-4275 cell NYS LAND, 1947 BOY SCOUT CAMP, 5 acre lake property - $129,900. 7 new lake properties. www. LandFirstNY.com 1-888-683-2626
LOVELY SINGLE Family Home, 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath. To trade, swap, sell for equal value home in area, $129,000. Located in beautiful Edgewater, FL. 518-696-2829
CROWN POINT - Cute, cozy, 3 bdrm/2 bath, A frame, porch, 1/2 acre, $83k. 518-351-5063, 860673-6119, 917-679-4449. LOVELY SINGLE Family Home, 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath. To trade, swap, sell for equal value home in area, $129,000. Located in beautiful Edgewater, FL. 518-696-2829 MODULAR HOME 3 bdrm, 2 baths, on 1 acre of property, 2 car garage, 2 decks, $87,500. Port Henry, NY 518-962-4685 PARADOX HOME For Sale By Owner, Schroon Lake School District, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, fully renovated, 2 garages, shed, large fire place, $149,900. No owner terms. See forsalebyowner.com Listing ID# 23972428.
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1979 SOUTHWIND Motor Home 27', sleeps 6, self contained generator, air condition, micro oven, everything works. Firm $3500. 518-494-3215.
BOATS ’88 BAYLINER 21’, V8, open bow, great shape, cover included, many extras. $3250 firm. 518-942-7725
SCHROON LAKE - Leased Land with Camp in Excellent Condition, 50' lakefront, 48' wooden dock, asking $50,000. Call for details 518-495-7683. SCHROON LAKE WATERFRONT CAMP on leased Land. Screened porch, 32' aluminum dock + more. $37,900. 518-569-6907.
BRANT LAKE 9.1 acre building lot for sale by owner. Harris Road. $63,000. (518) 494-3174. CROWN POINT - 600 + feet on Putts Creek, 2.78 acres, 20' x 32' livable building. Fix up or tear down and rebuild. $30,000 FIRM quick sale. 518-354-7167.
STONY CREEK 50 acres secluded easy access 1800' black top frontage, mountain views, Stony Creek, NY $89,900, no interest financing. 518-696-2829 FARMFARM666@YAHOO.COM
1 ACRE OF Land at Wood Rd., West Chazy, NY, close to schools, nice location. Please call 518-4932478 for more information.
LOST & FOUND FOUND: MAN’S RING at the Schroon Lake Central School Soccer field. Describe to claim. Could have been lost a few years ago. Call 518-532-9332.
NYS LAND FOR SALE: 8.6 Acres/ $19,995 With Financing! Beautiful Ridge Top Maple Forests With Evergreens, Wild Apple Trees, Babbling Brook & Major Deer Trails. Easy Access Off Rt 13. Minutes To Salmon River Fishing & State Game Lands. Call Now: 1-800-229 -7843 or email
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(2) TRAILERS (OPEN) - both excellent condition; 2010 Triton 20' Aluminum - max wgt. 7500 lbs. Asking $4900 and 1989 Bison 31' overal Gooseneck, Asking $2900. 518-546-3568. CENTURY 6’ Fiberglass Truck Cap has 3 sliding windows w/screens. Also bedliner. Fits Toyotas. Excellent condition. $1100 value, asking $500. 518-546-7913.
14’ ADIRONDACK Guide Boat complete w/trailer, oars, cover & cherry caned seats. Never been used. $5500 firm. 518-642-9576. 1968 LAUNCH Dyer 20’ Glamour Girl, Atomic 4 inboard engine, 30HP, very good condition. Safe, reliable, spacious, ideal camp boat. Reasonable offers considered. Located in Essex, NY. 802503-5452 1980 18 1/2 FT. Century Cuddy Cabin, 120 HP I/O, trailer, GPS depth finder, down rigger, plus. $2400 OBO. 518-963-8220 or 518 -569-0118 20’ SEA Ray Bowrider, blue, 1979, V8 M/C, 5.7L Mercruiser, galvanized trailer, mooring cover. $2,798. Sue 973-715-1201. 2005 WHITEHALL SPIRIT rowing/ sailboat. Classic boat, rare find. Must sell! Asking $4500 OBO. 845 -868-7711
STUDDED SNOW Tires Two new condition studded Firestone Winterforce snow tires, 215/70R 14, mounted and balanced on Ford Aerostar rims, asking $60 each. 518-585-5267 or 410-833-4686.
2008 CHEVROLET Impala, color mocha metallic, 58k miles, great gas mileage, like new inside & outside. $10,800. 518-668-2884
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2008 KEYSTONE Cougar XLite Travel Trailer, 26', 1 slide, sleeps 6 -8, bunks, polar package, TV, many extras, one owner, mint condition. $15,000. 518-494-7796.
SUVS 2003 FORD Explorer 2003 Ford Explorer, tan, 127,000 miles, loaded, power everything, A/C, remote start, new battery, alt, belts. $4500. 518-668-2970.
TRUCKS 1997 CHEVROLET Blazer LS Green, 147k miles, inspected, many new parts, no rust, must see, $1500 OBO. 518-813-0771 1999 FORD F250 w/Fisher Minute Mount Plow, 95k original miles. Asking $5500 OBO. Blue Mt Lake. Contact Lenny 518-352-7006 or email@example.com
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February 1, 2014
Published on Jan 31, 2014