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Warrensburg High School actors will present their spring play next week. See the story on page 3.


Adirondack green groups applaud new EPA standards RAY BROOK — Green groups from the Adirondack Park are pleased with new federal standards that propose to limit mercury and other emissions from power plants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed the new emissions standards last week following a decision by a federal Court of Appeals in a lawsuit brought forth by a nationwide coalition of health and environmental groups. The proposed regulations would limit the emission of mercury, arsenic and other power plant air pollutants, steps that experts say would reverse damage to Adirondack lakes and ponds. The proposed EPA standards would require power plants to install stateof-the-art pollution control technologies aimed at cutting harmful emissions. WARRENSBURG — Modified level sports may be undergoing substantial changes beginning this fall for schools in northern Warren County, following potential initiatives now under consideration by officials at area high schools. More than a dozen high school athletic directors from around the region representing the Adirondack League met Monday, March 21 and top on their agenda was discussing ways of cutting expenses associated with the interscholastic Modified sports that serve 7th, 8th and 9th graders.

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Instead of competing in a standard schedule of sports games against other schools, junior-high level student athletes may be participating in “instructional clinics” in which no formal score is tallied and certified officials aren’t governing the play, according to a proposal discussed by the school officials. These scrimmages, rather than the traditional games, might be played in central locations rather than each school’s campus to save driving time and transportation expenses, according to discussion heard at a meeting last week of area school sports administrators. Also, league divisions could be realigned according to geographic considerations to cut travel time and fuel expenses, Warrensburg Central School District Athletic Director Steve Nolan said. see MODIFIED, page 4

WCS budget trimmed, some jobs saved, protests continue


WARRENSBURG — As local high school students and their parents resumed pleas Monday to retain programs and positions at their school in the face of pending budget cuts, Warrensburg School District administrators announced ways they’d save a few faculty jobs while cutting expenses. They’ll be accomplishing the feat in the 2011-2012 school year by

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teaching more children on the WCS campus rather than sending them to a regional BOCES campus for instruction and services. Eliminating the contracted expense will more than cover the costs of additional local personnel by nearly $65,000, school officials told the public Monday at a budget workshop. This change reduces a former projected tax rate increase for 2011-12 from 2.05 percent to 1.92 percent. The increase is primarily due to a projected loss of about $1 million in

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Still on the chopping block are the cheerleading program and all Junior Varsity sports, a hot-button issue that prompted dozens of students to attend the meeting, and a half-dozen of them to voice their opinions. A half-dozen students testified on behalf of retaining Junior Varsity sports programs. Seventh graders Kerri Fino and Amber Davis said the pending proposal to have Junior Varsity level see WCS BUDGET, page 4

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Above, Warrensburg and Corinth Modified field hockey players battle for ball control in this game held during fall 2010. At right, Marcus Perrone of the Warrensburg Modified football Team takes off downfield in a fall 2010 game while a Lake George defender attempts to contain his yardage gain. Adirondack League play in all sports may alter next year, with coaches serving as officials and non-competitive instructional clinics being held across the region, as schools in the Adirondack League are seeking to cut expenses.

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WCS students to present ‘Shop of Horrors’ musical By Thom Randall WARRENSBURG — It’s that time of year again that local high school students — no less than 65 of them — will be showcasing their talents in the upcoming school drama production of the acclaimed musical comedy “Little Shop of Horrors.” The production is to be presented Thursday, March 31 through Saturday, April 2 in the Warrensburg High School auditorium. All three nightly shows are at 7:30 p.m. The show is a musical comedy that follows the exploits of a young florist’s assistant who cultivates a plant that feeds on human flesh and blood. The result is an award-winning farce punctuated with mayhem — and spiced with plenty of memorable song and dance routines. Over the past 12 years, Warrensburg’s drama productions, under the auspices of Warrensburg High School choral instructor Jim Corriveau, have been acclaimed regionally for their dramatic substance, athletic dancing, powerful singing and compelling scores.

Warrensburg High School senior Mike Curtis (center) practices his singing and swagger Monday while practicing his part as a sadistic dentist in “Little Shop of Horrors” — while drama students (rear, left to right): Lydia Hayes, Kelsey McGlinch and Molly-Kate Webster practice their backup dance routine. Photo by Thom Randall

This year is no exception, school officials and cast members said Monday during a rehearsal. Corriveau was bounding onto stage Monday, gesturing as he urged the drama

students to bring various characters to life with a compelling emotional intensity. “Do it over the top,” Corriveau proclaimed to Mike Curtis, who plays a sadistic

dentist in the comedy. “Don’t take your gestures halfway.” WCS Senior Marissa Perrone, who’s been in five of Corriveau’s productions, watched the action. “There’s never a dull moment working with Mr. Corriveau,” she said. “He makes us all work to the best of our abilities.” Senior drama student Molly-Kate Webster watched Corriveau lurch and throw up his arms while sporting a crazed expression. “Working with Mr. Corriveau is not only hilarious, it’s amazing,” she said. “He’s committed to the best production possible, and if he yells at you, it’s because he cares.” Underscoring Corriveau’s commitment and high standards is the fact that highly skilled professional musicians annually accompany his shows. This year, the school musical has a live pit ensemble consisting of the Charles Cornell Jazz Trio, with guests Lake George alumnus Adam York on saxophone and WCS music teacher Jeff Lyons on guitar. The shows feature reserved seating. Call 623-2861 ext. 211 for tickets — adults: $7, students and seniors, $5.

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tution for damage to his truck. Weeks ago,it was parked on Main St behind a truck registered to Grave — and used by Three Brothers Roofing — that burst into flames in February. Gebo is seeking restitution beyond the allowance offered by his insurance company, court records said. •The cases of Lauren Kennedy, Burton Karson, Thomas Millington, and Kevin Pickett were adjourned to March 23. The cases of Pauline Buckler and James Miller were adjourned to April 6. The cases of Wayne Kennedy Jr. and Wayne Kennedy Sr. were adjourned to April 20. An open adjournment was set for Joe Giustino’s case.

Connelly failed to keep right, police said. •Delila D. Fish, King St., Warrensburg, was sentenced to probation for three years, based on a conviction of Unlawful Dealing with Child. She was ordered to complete 40 hours of community service. She was issued three orders of protection in the incident. Police said she admitted purchasing two six-packs of Smirnoff Ice, provided it to a 15-year-old girl Aug. 13, and allowed her to consume two of the beverages — plus she provided alcoholic beverages in the same incident to a 16-yearold boy and a 17-year-old boy. •The case of Christopher Dunlavey, 37, of Queensbury, was adjourned to April 6. He is accused of third-degree Aggravated Unlicensed Operation based on a traffic stop Feb. 15 on Golf Course Road. •Judge Mindy Fisk reserved judgement on a small claims court case that Brian C. Gebo of Fort Edward brought against Tina Grave of Warrensburg. Gebo is seeking $3,000 of resti-

•Michael White Jr., 36, of Ballston Spa was adjourned to March 23. He is accused of second-degree harassment, based on an incident at 10:30 p.m. on Stacy St. Police said he called a man repeatedly after being advised to stop. One of the conversations included a threat from White that he would break the man’s neck. An order of protection was enacted in the case. •Ethan Bonner, 26 of Albany pled guilty to possession of marijuana, based on a traffic stop at 4:36 p.m. Feb. 16 on state Rte. 9. Police found a plastic bag containing marijuana and a smoking pipe containing marijuana residue. Judge Fisk imposed a $225 fine and surcharge, and Bonner paid it. •The case of Michael S. Connelly, 38, of Lake George, was adjourned to March 23. He is facing a misdemeanor of Driving While Intoxicated based on his involvement in a traffic incident at 5:04 p.m. on River St. and Perry Drive in which

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Warrensburg students have showed up in force for weekly budget sessions to voice support for retaining Junior Varsity sports programs, which are proposed for elimination in an effort to close a 2011-12 budget gap. Photo by Thom Randall

limited incomes — and the young people so they can afford to buy a home here, work here and be a part of our community,” Rounds said. “This is what’s paramount here.” Local resident Michael Curry said that ever-rising taxes were now forcing many elderly taxpayers on limited incomes to choose between paying for needed medicine, heating fuel or food. He added that Junior Varsity sports could be retained if the school coaching staff agreed to a one-third cut in their coaching stipends, paid in addition to their instructional salaries. He suggested that parents whose children were involved in sports could pay directly for them. WCS Superintendent Tim Lawson said such an arrangement was illegal. Adding that he believed in the value of a strong sports program, Curry volunteered to donate $300 for two students to participate. Curry praised the WCS administrators for accepting a pay freeze last year

Modified from page 1 Nolan described the proposal to members of the Warrensburg Board of Education Monday as they were reviewing the potential impact of cutting the school’s Junior Varsity sports program to save $46,000 in an effort to balance the 2011-2012 school district budget. He said that a trial of the Modified-level cutback initiative was held this year with volleyball, and offered a learning experience of how actions could be taken to change other interscholastic sports. “We’re hoping to retain the sports program as close as possible to what it’s been without eliminating opportunities for kids — that’s our goal,” Nolan said. He said these clinics would allow the schools to take an

to keep taxes stable, and suggested that teachers might consider doing likewise in order to save the faculty positions now facing elimination. He noted that since 1970, student enrollment in the region has decreased an average of 31 percent, but the numbers of teachers had increased 34 percent. “I think we can operate with a little less and still do well,” he said. Resident Linda Apple, who has sent nine of her children through Warrensburg’s school system, took issue with Curry’s argument, noting that the hefty increase in teachers was due to “No Child Left Behind” mandates enacted over the last 40 years. “I’ve had it ‘up to here’ with people who sell their homes downstate and move up here and complain about school taxes but they don’t have kids in school, she said. “A lot of them say they can’t pay the taxes but they still take their trips to Florida. The issue here is a matter of providing the basics for our kids.”

end-run around the officials, who collectively have contractual pay agreements with the league. He said the Modified coaches might be officiating at the clinics to save schools money, and their emphasis would be on teaching fundamental skills and game rules rather than competition. Such a change in purpose would allow the schools to bypass regulations about paying the officials mandated for regular competitive play, school officials said. Nolan added that if such cutbacks were enacted, North Warren Central School, Bolton Central, and Warrensburg — and perhaps other schools — would likely be attending such clinics together, and they might share transportation to a central site. He noted that the schools with a higher prevailing local wealth might be attending more clinics than those with a lower community economic profile. Lake George Central Athletic Director Mark Bleibtrey said he did not want to reveal specifics about the proposals

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WARRENSBURG — In a low turnout Tuesday March 22, voters in the Warrensburg Central School District approved a proposition to lease school buses. The vote was 147 in favor, and 42 opposed to the resolution to lease three 66-passenger school buses, which school officials have said would save money over outright purchase, as well as avoid repair hassles. “We’re very pleased that voters overwhelmingly supported this proposition,” Superintendent of Schools Tim Lawson said after the vote. “Now we’ll proceed in the budget development process with solid numbers.” School officials held the special election so they could have accurate figures in the 2011-12 school budget rather than merely estimates. This is year No. 2 of the Board of Education’s five-year plan to lease instead of purchase buses, as voters approved a similar leasing proposition last year. The 189 votes cast Tuesday, March 22 is between onethird and one-fifth the routine number of votes routine for a school district election.

Welcome to this world MIDDLEBURY, VT. — A baby girl was born at 5:21 a.m. Feb. 3, 2011 to Nikki M. Taylor and Nathan Joseph Thatcher of Ticonderoga. Born at Porter Hospital in Middlebury, Vt., she weighed 6 pounds, 8.3 ounces and measured 19 inches long. The baby girl was named Mahkenna Grace Mahkenna Grace Thatcher Thatcher, and she joins 4-year-old brother Keegan Thatcher at home. Maternal Grandparents are Thomas and Susanne Taylor of Ticonderoga. Paternal grandparents are Walter and Marlene Thatcher of Crown Point. raised. “Athletic directors are looking at every possible scenario to save money in these difficult economic times,” he said. “At this point, there are no definitive solutions, but we’ll be doing anything we can to save districts money while keeping the integrity of the athletic programs.” The group of Adirondack League athletic directors will be meeting again in the first week of April, Bleibtrey said. “The extreme option is cutting programs, which no one wants, but certainly we all have to do something,” he said, noting that already, Lake George has adopted a “bare bones” policy on athletic equipment purchases. “The top concern of all the athletic directors, of course, is the kids, but we still have to be financially responsible,” he added. Athletic directors from North Warren and Bolton Central could not be reached Tuesday morning.

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NWCS students take disaster in Japan to heart By Thom Randall CHESTERTOWN — After hearing about the nearly unfathomable disaster unfolding in Japan, North Warren Elementary School students have reached out to those surviving the horrific destruction.

North Warren 6th graders, in the classes lead by Poul Carstensen, Mary Matrose and Amy Gronert, launched a fundraiser this week at school to help provide some relief during the ongoing disaster recovery effort, Carstensen said Monday. Through Friday, March 25, the students are giving away Origami paper birds they created with each $1 donation that will be contributed to the American Cross relief

effort in Japan, he said. Coin collection cans were also placed through the school building. Carstensen noted that the students were studying the nature of tsunamis and other storm systems right before the earthquake occurred near Japan and prompted a 30-foot wave to batter the island. “It’s amazing how the students were able to realize how incredibly dangerous

North Warren students create Origami paper birds this week in a fundraiser to help relief efforts in Japan. Creating the birds — a symbol of solidarity with the citizens who suffered such devastation — are sixth graders (left to right): James Hayes, Sarah Phillips, Hannah Kenney, Sydney Cooper, and Alyssa Dewar. photo provided

storms can be — they were silent when they watched the tsunami video footage that looked like it was out of a horror movie,” he said. He said the students exhibited deep concern and responded by launching their fundraiser. He said student

CHESTERTOWN — North Warren High School is bound to host rollicking dancing and rock music songs brought to life by local students, as the school presents the musical “Back to the 80s” next weekend. The show will be presented in three shows — Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 3 at a 2 p.m. matinee. There is no admission charge for any of the performances. Seating for the shows are on a general admission basis. The show is peppered with song-and-dance numbers from that remarkable era that are bound to evoke a sense of nostalgia in the audience, according to Jeff Conkey, the show’s technical director. North Warren students in grades 7-12 make up the cast and crew, and the pit



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North Warren High School students rehearse a song-and-dance routine from “Back to the 80s,” a musical they are performing April 1, 2, and 3 at North Warren Central School in Chestertown. The show features rollicking rock songs — and free admission. Photo by Christian Van Nispen

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or years, schools across upstate New York have proclaimed ambitious mission statements about preparing students for the ever-evolving challenges expected during the 21st century. At the same time, soaring fuel prices, along with ballooning school employee benefit expenses, are boosting the cost of education. Coupled with a shrinking population — school districts across the Adirondacks have lost more than 30 percent of their enrollment in 30 years — the cost per student to educate children in many districts has soared, while families face ever-higher school taxes and increased costs of living. The state Commission for Property Tax Relief notes that school districts in the Adirondacks have an average student population one-third less than the statewide average, and their cost per pupil can be up to five times higher than the statewide average. Throughout the Adirondacks, citizens have heard about school district consolidation as a way to save money while offering a higher quality education. An in-depth study recently concluded that consolidating school districts in the state with fewer than 900 students would result in an annual savings of $158.5 to $189.2 million. But consolidating schools has its serious drawbacks — including exhaustive bus rides and tearing apart a community’s fabric of life. There’s a better way to achieve greater efficiency and save taxpayer money while retaining all the benefits of a hometown school — and that’s merging or sharing school districts’ administrative functions. According to the Adirondack Park Regional Assessment Project study, only 17 percent of schools’ administrative services are shared in the Adirondacks. Meanwhile, total K-12 enrollment has decreased an average of 329 students per year, with even steeper declines recently. While school principals have site-specific problems to strategize, schools’ top administrators — the superintendent and business manager — have more abstract decisions to make, decisions more suitable to generalist, regional solutions. Newcomb Central offers a dramatic example of the prevailing trend. They’ve suffered a 54 percent decline in students since 1980, yet they are now spending about $61,000 per student for their education. Or consider Indian Lake Central. It has dropped steadily to 170 students K-12, yet its

annual budget has increased to $4.56 million, and its cost per student has risen to $25,553. The district, however, has a full-time superintendent, business manager and another top administrator plus a principal. In 2009, the salaries of these four employees totaled $307,870 — all bankrolled by local taxpayers. In Minerva, the six school administrators earn a collective $367,483 to serve a mere 100 or so students. But Minerva and Newcomb Central have taken one small step toward merging administrations, and apparently it’s worked out well. They share a business manager, a position that routinely pays $75,000 in rural areas and far more elsewhere. The idea of consolidating administrative functions has gained some traction nationwide. In Ohio, a top business leader is now urging the state politicians to have only one set of school administrators in each county, a move that that is estimated to save the state $781 million annually. His proposal is based on an exhaustive study and its findings of considerable success for the move in Virginia, where there is one school district per county. A similar campaign is active in Pennsylvania. Former Hadley/Luzerne Superintendent Len Gereau, who went on to become a regional superintendent in Virginia, and is now serving as an educational consultant to the state, said this week that merging administrative functions offers considerable advantages in efficiency. But two main obstacles exist, he warned — existing state laws, plus the political will of citizens, leaders and voters of each school district. Apparently, local citizens and their school boards don’t like to give up control. Yet taxpayers urgently need relief, and such parochialism must end. It’s time that state laws be changed to enable such consolidation, and school boards throughout the region take a close look at merging or sharing school district administrative services. *Disclaimer: Len Gereau is the father of Denton Publication’s managing editor John Gereau

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strong evidence that the age and frequency hen it comes to health care, guidelines were not significantly detecting we need to think about this more cancers or doing it sooner to save phrase: “Just because we can, lives. doesn’t necessarily mean we should.” There was an immediate outcry from Not many years ago, physicians had a many that we should not change the guidelimited array of testing available to make a diagnosis. In the past couple of decades, lines. Many women testified that they were however, the number, variety and complex- alive because they were tested under the older guidelines. ity of testing has expanded exponentially. In males, the prostate-specific antigen, or Beyond X-rays, we now have computerPSA, is a test that has become generated CT scans, MR scans nearly standard to rule out and PET scans. We now have a prostate cancer. PSA will gradvast array of interventional ually rise in virtually all men as techniques for imaging, inthey move from the 60s into the cluding angiography, ultra70s and 80s. As a consequence, sonography and others. We the test will continue to rise in have far advanced chemistry “normals.” A sudden increase testing and genetic testing that may be significant, but there is can identify inborn errors of no absolute number at which metabolism, occult tumors treatment should be undertakand other ongoing or potential en. When the PSA rises, the disease processes. And we protocol suggests the need for have developed whole diaga prostate biopsy, yet many of nostic testing laboratories, David G. Welch, M.D. those are proving to be negawhere we can obtain tissue Thoughts from tive for cancer because of a samples via percutaneous Behind the Stethoscope false positive in the form of a routes that in the past would rising PSA. For everyone who have required major surgery. With each advance in testing, a new pro- questions the benefit of doing an annual tocol for defining when and how to use PSA, there is someone who claims that the testing saved their life. these tests arises and becomes a “standard In the 1930s, Vermont farmer Wayne Newof care.” Last year, there was a major conflict when the Institute of Medicine came ton was the first person to be operated on out with a much less vigorous set of guide- for a diagnosis of a herniated disc in his lower back. The surgeon involved later said lines for doing mammography testing. the worst thing that happened was that Why the less vigorous guidelines? First of Wayne got better. Ever since, we have colall, mammograms were resulting in many false positives that resulted in the need for lectively had a fixation on repairing herniated discs. Most back pain, he said, has more testing and caused significant anxiety among the women who were faced with nothing to do with disc herniations. these additional tests. Secondly, there was see DR. WELCH, page 7

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Wind power replace nuclear? To the Adirondack Journal: The nuclear crisis in Japan reminds us of the urgent need to develop renewable energy sources. In Vermont, though, controversy rages over which types of renewable energy development are appropriate. But this debate is actually moot. It doesn’t matter whether one believes that wind turbines work or not, or are acceptable on ridge lines. It is a fact of physics that ridge-line wind in the Eastern U.S. has very little potential to replace coal and nuclear power sources. According to Department of Energy figures, if all of the onshore commercially viable wind resource of the Eastern U.S. were developed, only about 17 gigawatts of conventional generation could be offset at best, and probably much less in practice. Compare this with the fact that U.S. demand for electricity is equivalent to 450 gigawatts of continually operating generation, and that electricity accounts for only about one-third of our energy consumption. Only a massive expansion of solar generation has the potential at present to significantly reduce conventional generation in the Eastern U.S. Wind power from offshore or from the Midwest might also contribute in principle, but it is not certain that either resource

will be environmentally or economically acceptable. We would be much better off focusing on ramping up solar now, and accelerating its cost reduction in the process, rather than pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into an approach that will mainly just devastate our mountaintop ecosystems, our ecotourism based economy, and divide our closely knit communities into warring camps. Ben Luce Lyndonville, Vt.

Parking policies should be tourist-friendly To the Adirondack Journal: As a Canada Street business owner and as a Chamber of Commerce board member, I hear many complaints about our parking meter policies and enforcement. The meters accept quarters, yet change is not easily available in Lake George village. Also, tickets are issued even when tourists are standing right next to their car explaining to the meter-monitors that the meter didn’t register their coins. Last year, the village board eliminated the preliminary warning tickets and now they are planning on increasing the fine by 50 percent — I question

the reasoning behind these actions. Perhaps in the short term the village government has reaped an increase in revenue, but such actions aren’t really tourist-friendly. In terms of public relations, I’m afraid we’ll lose more than money can buy. Visitors who come to the village and can only park far from Canada Street in the evening, keep checking their watches and once their time is up — they leave. They won’t walk blocks to put more money in the meter. Some options include reinstating the warning tickets, stop ticketing cars after 7 p.m. on the remote streets, and make sure that all meters are in perfect working condition. Regardless, the village should install change machines along Canada St., as the existing meters require a pocketful of quarters if someone wants to stay a while and explore downtown Lake George. Considering that Lake George competes with several surrounding destinations, parking tickets and the inconvenience caused by getting one can quickly sour the memory of an otherwise enjoyable vacation. I hope the village board gives careful consideration to their decision and reviews the long-term consequences it will have for the tourists on whom many of us rely for our incomes. Patty Kirkpatrick Lake George

March 26, 2011

Opinion - Adirondack Journal - 7

Lake George building boom •100 Years Ago - March-April, 1911•

Pathetic case of destitution Mrs. John Albert, 18, died Sunday, April 2, 1911 on The Klondike, Warrensburgh. The family moved from Riverside to Warrensburgh last summer. The father has done the best he could to support his family but his earnings have been small. John Albert had an arm broken twice last year. Last February their baby, four weeks old, died from whooping cough and measles. The mother contacted diseases from the baby with complications which resulted in consumption and she died after a month of suffering. The surviving child, a boy of about a year old, is now ill with pneumonia. He is being cared for by his father and his grandmother. The neighbors are responding with food, clothing and assistance. (Note … The “Klondike” is an area on the mountainside above River Street across Rte. 418.)

Old Man Winter hangs on The open season for automobiles will begin late this year. Most of the roads in this locality are now covered with about six inches of slush and mud. Skating was enjoyed by the young people on the North Caldwell ponds for the first three days of April, a month that came in like a jackass. The sugar season is almost, not quite, a failure thus far as the weather has been unfavorable to the run of sap. The frost is gradually leaving the ground and the sap is taking its time climbing into the branches.

Dr. William Lindsey of Worcester, Mass., who claims to be the seventh son of a seventh son and therefore endowed with wonderful powers was arrested at Lydonville, Vt., March 12, 1911, charged with practicing medicine without a license. Bail was furnished and the case is still pending. Many patients from Warrensburgh and other area towns have gone to Dr. Lindsey and some report remarkable and miraculous cures.

the start of great building and prosperity in America.When his father died in 1890, Jacob inherited one-fourth interest in the lumber manufacturing firm of A.C. Emerson & Co., which made him a rich man. The stock farm in Thurman had been in the Johnson family since 1792 and Jacob took great interest in raising Guernsey and Jersey cattle there. Jacob E. Johnson was married on November 29, 1898 to Miss Helen “Nellie” Crandall, daughter of businessman Thomas H. Crandall of Warrensburgh. She died two years later leaving no children.)

Prize bull thrives in Thurman

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J.E. Johnson of Warrensburgh is raising a fine blue-blooded Guernsey bull at his stock farm in North Thurman. He has received the bull and calves, Florodora’s King and Ballet Glenda’s Greta, which he bought two weeks ago from New Hampshire for his Meadowbrook Stock Farm. The bull was born May 8, 1910 and has a white spot on his forehead. The pedigrees of the cattle delivered to Mr. Johnson prove them to be of the purest blood and to be descended from some of the best butter makers of the Guernsey breed, of which there is none better. They will be valuable additions to the Meadowbrook herd which now numbers nearly 40 of the finest cattle in the area. A new barn will be built on the farm this season to make additional room which is badly needed. (Note … Jacob E. Johnson was born in Thurman on Oct. 15, 1853, the son of Sanford W. Johnson and he moved to Warrensburgh in 1866 with his family to attend the prestigious Warrensburgh Academy. With the Civil War finally over, the year 1866 was

Thomas Hoxie Hall, 72, of Pownal, Vt., who will be well remembered by the older residents of Warrensburgh, died at his home. He was principal of the old Warrensburgh Academy in 1865 and 1866. Mr. Hall was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention that nominated President Grover Cleveland. He held many offices in Warrensburgh and was high in Masonic orders. His burial took place on March 26, 1911 in Vermont.

A stroke of good fortune Mrs. Peter Normandin and Mrs. Alexander St. Clair, who have recently moved from Whitehall to Glens Falls, have been notified that they are heirs to a fortune left by Madame Huett of Paris, France estimated be to worth $60,000,000. Madame Huett died intestate some weeks ago and the share due to the ladies will make them very wealthy. Several other relatives are stepping up to stake a claim on the money and the matter is expected to go to court.

The firm of Prescott & Robideau of Plattsburgh has been awarded the contract for the erection of a pergola on the new Fort William Henry Hotel site at Lake George. The building will be 158 feet long and 16 feet wide. It will be colonial style and contain a grill and café. Work will be started soon on two train sheds at the Lake George station adjoining the hotel which will be 400 feet in length and of steel frame work. The hotel is expected to open for business on June 1, 1911.

News roundabout The Burhans mansion, which has been closed for the winter, is being prepared for occupancy by Charles F. Burhans and family, who will return soon from their winter ’s sojourn in Glens Falls. (Note … the Burhans mansion, which was torn down in the early 1960’s, stood on Pine Tree Lane in back of the current Warrensburgh Town Hall.) A pullet owned by Mrs. David Cardle of lower Main Street, Warrensburgh, laid an egg which measured 6 inches by 7&1/2 inches. A.T. Crandall has sold his fine carriage horse, “Ray Wilkes,” to S.H. Wood of Lake George and the animal is now domiciled in the Edwin M. Shepard stables. The dam of “Ray Wilkes” was “Old Mag,” the late Dr. Billy D. Aldrich’s well-known roadster by “Alexander Wilkes.” (Note … The story of the passing of Dr. William “Billy” D. Aldrich and his brother, Dr. Gilbert H. Aldrich was told here in the March 5, 2011 Journal.) Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at or 623-2210.

•• Real Estate Transactions March 8 - March 18 •• Date Transaction 03/08 03/08 03/08 03/07 03/07 03/07 03/08 II 03/09 03/09 03/09 03/10 03/15 03/11 03/16 03/16 03/11 03/18 03/18 03/10 03/18 03/16 03/18 03/16 03/16 03/18 03/18 03/17 03/15 03/17 03/15 03/14 03/14 03/18

A Warrensburg Town highway worker scoops up mounds of snow Monday, March 14 on Elm Street. Residents, businesses and municipalities have had to move a considerable volume of snow this winter to maintain access to homes, businesses and roadways.

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Alan L. Wiggins to Estella Crandall $150,500 Kristen Pl Skopeck to Lynn Haggarty $193,000 Ralph A. Grant to Richard C. Cook $250,750 Fed.Natnl.Mortg. to Richard Winslow$79,900 Lewis Gallup to Lauren Salerno Cox $31,000 Varick Stringham to Declan O'Dea $150,000 Jane ReidREF to Vojack, Inc. $57,306


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Wm.G.Ringer to Jack Zimmerman $58,000 Kevin T. Hayes to Daniel Sommers $81,000 Warren Co. to Jonathan Curtis $1,200 Debra Blake to Flagstar Bank $149,900 Aron Kranz to Wm. J. Hefferman $337,500 StreetrHill Fndatn. toRichd.Sandman $195,000 Michael Hopper to Colby D. Campney$134,000 Paula Pike to Joseph Rainville $128,790 Douglas Purner to Louis Christopher $230,000 Ferraro/Daubitz to Frank Daubitz $18,500 Elizabeth McClure to Mark L. Pacala $320,000 Frank Guarino to Sharon Hack $120,000 CitiFinancial to BMW Proptys $42,900 Tracie Vellejo to Dorothy Q. Crank $160,000 Michael J. Nichols to Nancy Piper $95,000 Horan et. al. to John C. Horan $50,000 Eleanor Robinson to Faith Wiesner $170,000 Jude Shepard to John W. Soderholm $305,000 Anthony Porrazzo to Nicole Durkin $150,000 Wm.B.Chase to George M. Mabb $127,000 Fannie Mae to Jennifer A. Murphy $60,000 Stephanie Mason to Gary S. Gadinis$200,000 Larry W. Clute to Matthew B. Howk $138,383 Robt. H. Metthe to Aaeron Jai Jevons $48,000 Jeffrey Randall to Timothy Barber $4,000 John Bojanek to Gary Monteith $32,000


Grand St. plot Henry St. plot Lake Shore Dr. plot 36 Garrow Place Lot 7 Antler Lake Estates portn.Marilla Miller lot Hillcrest Ave. plot 47 Cherry St. plot County Line Rd plot Cobble Hill Knolls plot Silver BaySprucetn.Rd.plot Kingswood subd D, 6 lots Ridge Rd. plot Orville St. plot 124 E. Hunter St. plot Loon Lake plot Westwood2twnhse#45 25 Kirker drive plot. 2 acrs, Porrazzo subdivsn 476 Dixon Rd. plot 36 Garrow Place plot 28 Lakeview Hill Rd. plot Bush St. plot Ingraham Rd. plot plot off Luzerne Rd. 8.27 acres Glen Athol Road

KEY: GF=Glens Falls; BL=Bolton; CHS=Chester; HA=Hague; HOR=Horicon; JBG=Johnsburg; LG=Lake George; LUZ=Lake Luzerne; QBY=Queensbury; SC=Stony Creek; THR=Thurman; and WBG= Warrensburg.

Photo by Thom Randall

Dr. Welch from page 6 Almost weekly, I see a new patient in the office with a complaint of back pain. Most have already had an X-ray and an MRI of the spine. When I ask them what is wrong, the common answer is, “I have a herniated disc.” Technically, when we look at the MRI, they do have a herniated disc, but it probably has little or nothing to do with their pain. I point out that the symptoms from a disc herniation are those of leg pain and not back pain. As a medical student, a neurologist introduced us to the “Matterhorn syndrome.” He said if we do five tests on a patient and one comes back slightly abnormal, we then do four more. If one of those is abnormal, we then do even more. Eventually, we have created a mountain of data

that may or may not have anything to do with the patient’s problems. We may have a vast arsenal of testing capability, but every time we do a test, we run the risk of getting a false positive. Acting on that by doing more testing or by treating a problem that is asymptomatic may have no impact on the health and well being of the patient. Yes, there are times when testing is necessary and helpful and will save lives and improve health. But “just because we can, doesn’t mean we should.” To control the cost of health care, we need to question the amount of screening exams. Maybe a better history and physical examination could avoid the need for multiple tests. It's possible that further intervention may be futile and cause more harm than good for the patient or the family. David G. Welch, M.D. lives in Lake Placid.

Letter to the Editor Rotary: Thanks for tax help! To the Adirondack Journal: This year for the first time ever, Chestertown Rotary has filed long-form tax returns with the IRS and with the state of New York. In years past, we did not have the amount of revenue to require such filings. We asked local CPA Eric J. Johnson if he would take us on as a client. Not only did he agree, but he offered his services to us pro bono! Johnson and his assistant, Eva Vilchinsky, worked long and hard to get our returns completed in a timely fashion. We have a great treasurer in Bruce Hodgson who keeps all our records on Quick Books and that greatly facilitated the work done by Eric and Eva. Bruce spent many hours providing information to Eric and Eva in the process. Thanks to all who offered such vital help. Shep Peck President Chestertown Rotary

8 - Adirondack Journal - Lake George

March 26, 2011

Rachael Ray tickets to go on sale Saturday By Thom Randall

LAKE GEORGE — Lake George is destined to get a little perkier in several weeks, and it’s not because spring is on its way. The local high school’s most famous alumnus — now an internationally renowned television celebrity — is returning to conduct a benefit show at the high school, and tickets will go on sale this weekend. Celebrity chef, author and talk show host Rachael Ray — known for her durable sunny attitude — is presenting her ninth annual local benefit show Friday, April 15 at the Lake George High School, and tickets will go on sale in the high school lobby from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26. In past years, folks have camped out for hours — sometimes in cold and rainy weather — to get the tickets, so those seeking to attend should arrive early to obtain tickets ,school representatives said. Tickets are $25 per person and there’s a six-ticket maximum, cash or check only. As always, Rachael Ray will share recollections of the old days and chatter with the audience while she cooks up recipes. The show is concluded with book-signing opportunities and a gourmet dinner that she hires chefs to prepare for the crowd. Proceeds from the show and book sales benefit the Lake George Alumni scholarships and purchase of school equipment.


Luisa Craige-Sherman and Kevin Sherman, professional history interpreters, will be giving historical tours originating from the Lake George Visitors Center, if plans materialize as presented to the Lake George village board March 21. photo provided

Lake George High School’s most famous graduate, celebrity cook Rachael Ray, dials up a friend on a pay phone in 1984 after cheerleading practice — as a posed shot for a yearbook photo. Rachael Ray will be appearing locally April 15 in her annual local benefit show at the high school, and tickets go on sale March 26 in the school lobby. The show will undoubtedly be a sellout, so those seeking to attend should arrive early.

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History tours envisioned for Lake George visitors By Thom Randall LAKE GEORGE — Beginning in several months, tourists will be taken back into time to hear about life centuries ago, as historical tours that originate in the village’s Visitor Center will likely be offered this summer. The Lake George Village Board expressed enthusiasm Monday, March 21 over a proposal presented by Luisa Craige-Sherman to conduct history tours, in period dress for groups gathering at the village-owned center. Luisa Craige-Sherman and her husband, Kevin Sherman, professional living history re-enactors, would conduct the tours on weekends during the summer and early fall to various sites in the town and village of Lake George. Mayor Blais said the tours would be a welcome addition to the village. He added that the Visitors Center was an appropriate place for the tours to begin, despite the fact the tours are a for-profit venture, because of the center ’s large topographical map and informative displays which would appropriately orient the visitor.

“I think this will be a great service for our tourists,” he said, noting that the village government would be drafting a mutual operating agreement for the tours, similar to how the village deals with carriage rides. Blais noted that although Craige-Sherman is Executive Director of the Lake George Chamber of Commerce — which provides paid staffing for the center — he perceived no conflict of interest occurring in the arrangement. Craige-Sherman said she expected the tours to be offered all summer through midOctober, and they’d last about 90 minutes to two hours. She said the highlights of the tour would likely include the site of the sunken bateau near Blais Park and Fort William Henry — both helping depict life during the French and Indian War — and Fort George, a French and Indian War and Revolutionary War site. Craige-Sherman said she and her husband have nearly 50 years combined experience in conducting professional history interpretation at state and national historic sites stretching from Nova Scotia to Colonial Williamsburg.

Dressed to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Connor Chapman gets ready to leave the band class at the Lake George High School on March 16. photo by Nancy Frasier

March 26, 2011

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Board approves Americade sale BOLTON LANDING — The local Chamber of Commerce is seeking to grab onto the coattails of Americade and boost two-wheeled tourism in town this year during this renowned motorcycle rally. The Bolton Town Board voted March 1 to allow the Bolton Chamber of Commerce to use Veterans Park’s parking lot Thursday, June 9 through Saturday, June 11 to host a motorcycle accessories market with 20 or so vendors. Jim White of the Chamber told board members his group’s objective is to persuade a good number of the tens of thousands of motorcyclists attending the rally to spend some time in Bolton instead of merely driving through. White said Chamber officials envision the sale will grow in upcoming years. The Chamber is seeking to attract smallscale vendors, and not those who pull into town with 18wheelers packed with goods. The hours of the market will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily On Saturday, June 11, the park entry fee will be waived. Town Board member Deanne Rehm predicted that not many people will be displaced by the market during early June, plus Rogers Park will be open to accommodate those seeking the beach and park experience locally. Councilman Greg Smith stated that any events held during shoulder seasons offered a positive influence on commerce, which in turn helps boost sales tax revenue. It was noted that Veterans Park is an ideal location for the motorcycle accessory sale, since the park is so visible from the road. The board also authorized the placement of signs or banners announcing the event. The cost of a 10x10 vendor space is $100 and each additional space is $50. He stated that the money will be used to

State: ‘Watering Tub’ now off limits BRANT LAKE — Based on the strong recommendation of the state Department of Health, the Town of Horicon is posting the water source known as the “Watering Tub” as non-potable. Even though the water has always been tested regularly, the Department of Health states that this does not eliminate all possibility of contamination and its use by the public as a drinking water source is to be discouraged. Therefore, effective immediately, the Watering Tub will be posted as non-potable based on the recommendation of the state Department of Health and people should seek an alternate source of drinking water.


Motorcyclists attending Americade 2009 wait for a light to change at an intersection in Lake George. An estimated 20 to 30,000 people flock to Lake George for the event annually — and thousands travel through nearby communities. The Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a sale of motorcycle accessories during the Americade rally this summer at Veterans Park to prompt as many of the two-wheeled enthusiasts as possible to stop and enjoy the ambiance — and spend money locally. Photo by Thom Randall

cover the Chamber ’s expenses for security, advertising, tables and tents. Zandy Gabriels cautioned the board and Chamber officials to take special precautions when using the basketball courts so the surface isn’t degraded. In other actions, the town board approved Warren County’s Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, which includes hazard analysis, mitigation options and incident response plans. County Office of Emergency Services Deputy Director Amy Manney noted that having all municipalities in the county endorse the plan would boost availability of state grant money in case of a natural disaster. Board member Deanne Rehm, noting the reference to “infestation” in the plan draft, suggested that beavers be specifically mentioned due to their ability to cause considerable flooding. Manning responded that Rehm’s suggestion should be submitted for a future update.

Zumba in Bolton The Bolton Recreation Center is sponsoring Zumba exercise at the Bolton Conservation Center. A free introductory

class will be offered Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. Bring friend and enjoy a beginner level Latin-inspired dance fitness class. Wear exercise clothes, sneakers and bring water.

Sophomores hold bottle drive All in the Bolton area are urged to help support Bolton Central School’s Class of 2013 in their upcoming endeavor. The Sophomores of Bolton Central will be holding a bottle drive at the Bolton Firehouse on Saturday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will gladly accept any refundable bottles and cans in this fundraiser — and don’t forget the returnable water bottles!

Condolences to Waehner family Real estate developer Glenn C. Waehner died on Monday, Feb. 14 in Fresno, Calif. He was 66 years old. Mr. Waehner founded Brook Hill Development and was the developer of Lagoon Manor in Bolton. He is survived by his wife Susan and two sons, Kevin and Greg. Mr. Waehner spent summers on the lake in Bolton most of his life.

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10 - Adirondack Journal - Thurman

March 26, 2011

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Town tightens trash rules The Thurman town board has toughened up its ordinances for trash collection, following the failure of some local residents to follow existing guidelines, town officials said at a recent board meeting. From now on, residents ignoring the following policies, which are now established as a town ordinance, will have their garbage pickup terminated: • No chronic excessive amounts of trash set out for pickup. • No unacceptable items like paint cans in trash left for pickup. • No trash from anywhere other than one’s residence. • No garbage bags which weigh in excess of 50 pounds. • No dumping garbage in or near the town garbage truck or town property. The following guidelines remain in force: • Municipal garbage pickup is for residents only • All garbage bags must be bagged, and these bags must be white or clear. • Garbage cannot be placed in 55 gallon barrels or other large containers. • Garbage must be placed at roadside in order to be picked up. Also, there is no dumping of garbage, tires or any refuse on town property, and such violations will be prosecuted to the maximum, Wood said. In addition to the town ordinance, a variety of state laws prohibit dumping of garbage on public and private property.

Town grants bed tax awards A number of awards of bed tax grants have been made recently to promote local events and boost the town of Thurman’s economy. The money is distributed to groups to compensate groups for their actual publicity and event expenses after they submit receipts and vouchers, and these are verified by the town board. Among the awards were: • $5,500 for Maple Days — over four weekends — and the annual Jack Wax Party. • $6,950 for Fiddler ’s Jamboree, set for Sept. 10 and 11 this year. • $700 for the Thurman Townwide Garage Sale in May. • $$8,250 for the Thurman Summer Concert Series held on Monday nights during July and August at Veterans Park. The sum includes the including the cost of the town’s July 4 fireworks displays. • $1,50040 for porta-johns at Veterans Field through the summer where the town’s events and festivals are held. • $2,1009 for general publicity — primarily by Internet and printed materials, coordinated by Perky Granger. • $250 for email blasts to thousands of pre-qualified potential visitors. One request — for $600 — to place a generic advertisement in the Adirondack Guest Informer, was declined by the Thurman Town Board. The publication is placed in motel and hotel rooms in the Lake George region.

Clerk’s duties expand, pay didn’t Also discussed at a recent town meeting was Town Clerk Cynthia Hyde’s remarks that she was having trouble keeping up with ever-expanding duties of her office because her limited salary, which is $18,023 per year, constrains the number of hours she can work each week. Hyde also serves as the town’s Records Management Officer and Registrar of Vital Statistics, two legal positions which together earn a stipend of only $1,040, according to local law. Apparently the Town Clerk’s mandated tasks have expanded substantially in recent months because of the the new tasks of dog licensing. This government function, for-

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ATHOL— The sap is flowing and maple sugaring operators are working overtime as Thurman prepares host it third “Maple Weekend” festival March 26 and 27. Thurman maple farms will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, with visitors invited to tour their maple houses and watch demonstrations to get a taste of traditional life in the North Country. Guests will be invited to walk through sugarbushes — stands of maple trees — and watch demonstrations of how maple syrup and related products are made. Valley Road Maple Farm kicks the two days off with a pancake breakfast that begins at 9 a.m and runs until 1 p.m., with tours and demonstrations continuing until 4 p.m. Sugarhouses at this farm, Adirondack Gold Maple Farm and Toad Hill Maple Farm all will be showing the routine of sap tapping, modern vacuum-assist systems and plastic lines, as well as old-fashioned bucket sap collection. At Martin’s Lumber, visitors will see a sawmill in action, learn what a sawyer does to maximize the amount of lumber from his tree, and how he works to ensure the productivity of his tree farm. Also, Martin’s Lumber will host craft demonstrations involving cutting stained glass and recycling paper. A map and details are available online at: For details, call 623-9718. merly handled by the state Department of Agriculture and Markets, was turned over this year to local municipalities. Town Supervisor Evelyn Wood said this week that Hyde is busy with licensing duties partially because Town Animal Control Officer Dexter Baker is doing such an efficient job.

Activities, meetings in Thurman The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club is now reverting back to its schedule of night meetings. The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. April 20, on the third Wednesday of the month. Among the topics anticipated for discussion is a review of potential trips for the group. New members are always welcome. The Thurman Youth Commission is holding a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday April 4 at the Thurman Town Hall. On the agenda will be planning for the upcoming town Easter Party and the Summer Youth Program. The public is welcome to attend and help the group, which has a long record of sponsoring successful community events. Plans are progressing for the Thurman town Easter Party to be held from 1 to 3 p.m. April 16, with the traditional crafts, egg coloring, a visit by the Easter Bunny, an Easter bonnet contest and an Easter Egg hunt to top it all off. the event is sponsored by the town Youth Commission. Daffodil sales to benefit the American Cancer Society, will be held Thursday and Friday March 24 and 25 in the Warrensburg Elementary School lobby. This sale has been a tradition here for decades, and parents are reminded to allocate some money to their children for this fundraiser.



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Special days up here in the hills Celebrating birthdays are Eric Smith on March 19, Lance Chadwell and Chance McGraw on March 20, Patrick Galusha and Billy Arnold on March 21, Mark Kelly and Daniel Cameron Jr. on March 22, Kaitlyn Kuklinski on March 24, and Rex Reynolds III and Josh Kenyon on March 25. Celebrating wedding anniversaries are Charles and Barb Metzger on March 23 and Bernie and Bonnie Monroe on March 24. (Editor’s Note: After dealing with respiratory problems that required hospitalization, Thurman Correspondent Evie Russell is expected to return home this week from Tri-County Nursing Home. We all wish her a speedy return to her routine. Thurman readers are asked to help Evie out by temporarily sending local news items to Robin Croissant at: or contacting her at 623-4102. People are also welcome to contact Adirondack Journal editor Thom Randall at: or 504-4376.)



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Lake George Irish block party deemed a success LAKE GEORGE — The village’s first-ever St. Patrick’s Day celebration enjoyed such success last weekend that it’s not only set to be repeated next year, but a second companion Irish-themed celebration is now being planned for mid-

October of this year. The “Sham-Rock the Block” party drew a substantial number of families on Saturday, March 19, organizer Linda Duffy said soon after the celebration. “I’m very happy with the

Lake George’s first-ever “Sham-Rock the Block” event Saturday, March 19 was not only family-friendly but pet friendly, according to a group of friends attending from neighboring Warrensburg including (left to right): Beth Ligon, Kate McGinn, Toni Trapasso, Amanda Olden and Rachel Johnson. Event organizers say the event was so well-received that a companion Irish-themed fest is now under development for Oct. 15.

Amanda Wescott of the Art Bucket dabs the finishing touches of face paint on 7-yearold Molly Sabo during Lake George Village’s “Sham-Rock the Block” event held Saturday, March 19. Children’s activities included pony rides, games and bounce houses. Photo by Kim Ladd/Lifescapes Photography


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News of the Week LGCS presents ‘Crazy for You’ LAKE GEORGE — The students of Lake George High School continue their tradition of high-quality dramatic productions this year by presenting the musical comedy “Crazy for You” Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26 in the high school auditorium. The production, which is presented both days at 7 p.m., features dozens of high schoolers in singing a variety of classic Gershwin melodies like “I’ve Got Rhythm, “Naughty Baby,” and “Embraceable You” while the story line unfolds. The high-energy drama follows the exploits of a wellto-do 1930s playboy, whose dream in life is to dance onstage. The award-winning musical includes mistaken identity, plot twists, and dance numbers. The production is directed by the acclaimed area dramatist Mickey Luce, produced by Amy Baker, and features musical direction and accompaniment by Catherine Reid and Choreography by Gloria Ford and Nikki Borie. All seats are $8, and proceeds benefit the junior and senior classes at Lake George High.

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Garden Club slates photographer CHESTERTOWN — Noted photographer Curt Austin will be presenting his Wildflower photography at the April meeting of the Adirondack Mountain Garden Club. The presentation is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 5 in the North Warren Emergency building on state Rte. 8 across from North Warren School. Area gardeners and the general public are welcome to attend.

Fire Auxiliary sets casino trip POTTERSVILLE — The Ladies Auxiliary of the Pottersville Fire Department is hosting a trip Saturday, April 16 to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. The cost is $50 per person. Full payment is due by April 8 and is non-refundable. Those interested in participating are urged to call soon, as reservations are filling up, an Auxiliary member said this week. For details, contact Nicole Howe at 4947725.

Stewarts Shops award local grants JOHNSBURG — Stewarts Shops recently awarded grants to the Adirondack Community Outreach Center (formerly North Country Community Outreach) and to the Johnsburg Food Pantry. The grants will enable the Outreach Center to continuing with programming, such as the clothing center, GED program and the community garden that assist members of the community. The food pantry has experienced an increase in demand for food supplementation and will use that grant to assure that an adequate food supply to meet the nutritional needs of their participants.

$15,000 found in ceiling of home QUEENSBURY — Tom Albrecht, president and CEO of Hilltop Construction Co. of Kingsbury found $15,000 in the ceiling of a Queensbury home he was working in last Monday. The currency was dated back to the 1960s. The home on Ridge Road is owned by Jim and Judy Tholl.

Teacher accused of touching students GREENWICH — Eric McHenry, 37, of Queensbury, was charged last week with three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child for incidents involving girls 8 to 12 years old, police said. McHenry worked at a Greenwich Elementary School as an art teacher. He is accused of touching the buttocks of one girl and inner thighs of two others, according to police.

Man drives with forged license plates GLENS FALLS — Michael C. Pelletier, 22, was arrested after a traffic stop last week. Police found that he had a forged Vermont license plate on his car when he was stopped for driving while intoxicated, officials said. Pelletier was charged with misdemeanor DWI, a felony count of criminal possession of a forged instrument and received a ticket for failure to yield the right of way at an intersection, Police said. He was arraigned and sent to Warren County Jail.

Local couple expose heroin to child KINGSBURY — Matthew S. Dray, 30, and Erica L. Cooper, 26, were arrested last week after the Washington County Drug Task Force searched their home and found heroine, needles and razor blades that had been exposed to a 6-year-old child, police said. The child, who is Cooper ’s son, was turned over to a relative after the arrests. Both Dray and Cooper were charged with a felony count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police: man broke into ex-girlfriend’s home GLENS FALLS — Michael V. Friday, 30, was charged with second-degree burglary, a felony and the misdemeanors of third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief after kicking in the door to his ex-girlfriend’s home at Village Green Apartments, police said. The woman, whose names was not released, received minor scratches and bruises, police said. Friday ran from the home, but was arrested later on Sunday. He was arraigned in City Court and sent to Warren County Jail for lack of bail.

Mary McKenna Murphy of Warrensburg exchanges quips with great-nephew Pat Kelly of County Meath, Ireland during her 100th birthday on St. Patrick’s Day. Kelly said he’d give her his leprechaun hat if Murphy would promise she’d wear in on her 100th birthday. Photo by Thom Randall

Mary Murphy celebrates 100th By Thom Randall WARRENSBURG — A festive celebration of a woman’s 100th birthday on St. Patrick’s Day featured a house crammed with people from as far away as Ireland. Mary McKenna Murphy of Cloverleaf Drive has Irish roots, and they were apparent March 17 as she and her daughter Rosemary and husband Bill Maher welcomed 75 or more people into their household for Murphy’s birthday fest. More than a dozen of them, including cousins, great-nephews and nieces and grandchildren, traveled from Ireland to celebrate Murphy’s centennial. Murphy took it all in stride, exchanging greetings with the guests — as she does in her daily routine, sitting on the sun porch which serves as the home’s entrance. Murphy’s cheerful attitude, helpful spirit and friendly nature are all reasons why she’s lived to be 100, her descendants remarked at the party. “My mother is happy, pleasant and enjoys living up here in Warrensburg, and she’s very grateful,” said Kay Weber, who has a vacation home several blocks away. During the party, Murphy’s granddaughters Jeannie Cronin of Warrensburg and her sisters, Susan Hentze and Janet Thomas, recalled growing up decades ago in their family’s Brooklyn home with Murphy living with them. “She’s an amazing woman — she was like a second mother to us. She’d help us all with homework, pick up our

clothes and fold them, and make our “I wasn’t a party girl,” she said. “I beds when we were too busy to,” did go to a couple of parties over the Cronin said. years, but it was not by choice — they “She did my high school project for were family obligations,” she added me at our dining room table while mom with a laugh. was working,” Janet Thomas chimed Jeannie Cronin noted that such a in. conservative lifestyle paid off for her Murphy’s son Thomas, 75, of Lord’s grandmother, who worked for a board Valley, Pa. also said his mother Mary of education downstate for 10 years, was helpful, thoughtful and cheerful. followed by employment as a school “She did all my secretary in BrookFrench and Latin lyn. homework for “She’s on no medthree years,” he ications, and she’s I’ve had a wonderful said, noting that in perfect health,” life, and I have wonderher assistance alCronin said. lowed him to conMary Murphy ful relations ... I wasn’t centrate on athletproved this point a party girl. I did go to a when she was preic training. A few couple of parties over years later, sented with her Thomas Murphy birthday cake. the years, but it was was a national She blew out all not by choice—they champion runner, but one the candles, were family setting world’s and was greeted by record for the half a rendition of “For obligations. -mile. She’s a Jolly Good Reading a conFellow,” plus repe—Mary McKenna Murphy gratulatory letter titions of “Hip, Hip, from the president Hooray!“ by the of Ireland, Murcrowd. phy offered her thoughts. Weber said that Murphy’s longevity “To think that I’ve come from a simwas partially due to all the social activple Catholic background to go all this ity in the Maher household, including way,” she said, reflecting on her expeBill Maher ’s opera club meetings at riences. their home. “I’ve had a wonderful life, and I have “All their friends come in and socialwonderful relations,” she added. Murize with her,” Weber said. “My mother phy has four children, 11 grandchilhas a very good life — she’s very dren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one blessed, and she knows it.” great-great-granddaughter. Jeannie Cronin echoed the point. Murphy credited her longevity to a “She holds court on the porch — conservative lifestyle. she’s a celebrity here.”

Park leaders attend Local Gov’t Day By George Earl LAKE PLACID — Local government leaders from throughout the Adirondack Park gathered in Lake Placid on Tuesday, March 22 for their 14th annual Local Government Day Conference, sponsored by the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). Presentations by officials from various state agencies and departments focused on ways government entities can partner to streamline services and regulations, attract business and manage the Park’s natural resources. Speakers included state APA Chairman Curt Stiles, state Department of Environmental Conservation Assistant Commissioner Chris Amato and representatives from the state Department of State, the Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages and the Governor ’s Committee for Economic Development. About 200 people attended the open gathering hosted by the Crowne Plaza Resort, including supervisors, mayors, and trustees from dozens of towns and villages.

Tuesday’s speakers emphasized the urgency of sharing services and working together amid state budget cuts. Leaders from the APA and DEC described themselves as facilitators of economic development rather than impediments to growth. Stiles said the role of the APA has long been misunderstood. “The APA is for development,” he declared, noting that the sort of economic development Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called for is “consistent with the APA.” In recent years, the Local Government Review Board has attacked the APA for crowding out private sector growth. Stiles said that’s not the case. “It’s a well-kept secret, but the APA has become very userfriendly,” he said. Stiles invited local leaders to “visit early and often,” explaining that he hopes to have more dialog with municipalities about fostering sustainable economic growth. The Local Government Day Conference resumed Wednesday morning, and the Department of State’s Dede Scozzafava gave a presentation in the afternoon.

March 26, 2011

Regional Roundup - Adirondack Journal - 17

Around the Region

News of the Week

Fish kills likely in small ponds By George Earl

Giovanna Barone eats lunch at the Lake George Elementary School on March 17. photo by Nancy Frasier

Residents rally behind ACR project By George Earl TUPPER LAKE — The L.P. Quinn Elementary School cafeteria was packed the afternoon of March 16 during a public hearing over the proposed Adirondack Club & Resort project in Tupper Lake. Dozens of community members, business owners, politicians and other leaders from throughout the Adirondacks spoke during the afternoon and evening hearings. The overwhelming majority were in support of the Adirondack Club and Resort project proposed for the Big Tupper Ski Area. Melissa McManus of the Tupper Lake Revitalization Committee asked the state Adirondack Park Agency to send a message that “appropriate development can happen here, that Adirondacks are still open for business and that there is in fact hope for Adirondack communities like Tupper Lake.” APA Chairman Curt Stiles and several commissioners attended the meeting, as did lead developer Michael Foxman and his partners. Many of the speakers at the hearing cited the economic woes in Tupper Lake, including the lack of jobs, the decline of once thriving industries and the closure of many local businesses in their appeal for a speedy APA approval of the project. Supporters argued that the resort, which would include a revamped ski area and a subdivision, would bring in hundreds of jobs and reverse Tupper Lake’s declining economic trends. Others speakers emphasized the need for increased private sector investment in the region to replace government jobs that have or will be slashed as a result of the state’s fiscal problems. Ricky Dattola, a speaker who said he was in favor of the resort proposal, asked everyone who supported the project to stand up. Nearly everyone who was seated rose to their feet. Dozens of ACR supporters wore homemade signs on their shirts that read, “Yes ACR,” while others brandished homemade posters and flags in a show of support. Mary Sparks is a former principal of L.P. Quinn Elementary and a lifelong resident of Tupper Lake. “I’ve seen many, many changes over the years,” she said. “Tupper Lake thrived when I was a child. But now more

businesses are closing, and more youth are leaving to find jobs elsewhere. Tupper Lake is overwhelmingly dependent on the public sector for jobs. Many of these jobs are in jeopardy. Approving the ACR project would go a long way in helping our economy and the economies of the surrounding areas.” Scott Bombard is sales manager at Greymont, a building materials company from the Tri-Lakes that employs some 40 workers and independent haulers. He said development is vital to their success, noting that the ACR project would be “essential to our ability to sustain our business.” Sheila Larkin is a business owner from Tupper Lake. “I believe there have been good questions brought up and good compromises made over the years,” she said. “Now, the APA knows what they need to know and should not be appealed at every step of the way, again and again, to stall this project.” Prior to the hearings, numerous local municipalities passed resolutions in support of the project. Earlier last week, the village of Saranac Lake passed one of its own, and Mayor Clyde Rabideau was on hand to reiterate that support. “It doesn’t matter if you’re from Saranac Lake, Lake Clear, or Lake Champlain, today we’re all Tupper Lakers,” he said. “And as a Tupper Laker, I’m asking you to move this process on in a fair and quick manner. Let’s get it done.” The few criticisms of the project came from the park’s environmental leaders. Members of Adirondack Wild and the Adirondack Council criticized the project for not adhering to the spirit of the APA act, which they said intended developments to be contained and clustered. Dave Gibson of Adirondack Wild said there’s still an opportunity to redesign the project “without landscape fragmentation and without violating resource management guidelines.” Several speakers insisted that the environmental groups were standing in the way of progress and that Tupper Lakers didn’t need to be instructed on the value of wilderness. Maureen Peroza, a teacher from Tupper Lake, said the community values its wilderness and that residents “want to keep our land safe, and we teach that to our children every single day.” - Chris Morris contributed to this story.

Gibson, Owens vote against defunding NPR By Chris Morris SARANAC LAKE — The region’s two representatives in Congress voted against defunding National Public Radio March 17. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-192 along party lines to ban the use of federal funds for NPR programming. Every Democrat in the House and seven Republicans voted against the measure. Republican Chris Gibson of New York’s 20th Congressional District and Democrat Bill Owens of New York’s 23rd Congressional District both voted

against the legislation. Gibson said he voted against the bill because local affiliates of NPR like WAMC and North Country Public Radio provide a “valuable service” to his constituents — especially in rural communities. He adds that he weighed his vote “carefully,” noting that had the bill returned federal spending to 2008 levels, he would have voted for it. “Had this vote been to reduce federal funding to that level instead of eliminating it outright, I would have voted ‘yes,’” Gibson said. Looking forward, Gibson says the unveiling of the GOP budget later this

spring will make “significant” progress in reducing the deficit and “restoring fiscal responsibility.” “We are working through the details of that now and I'm confident that it will appropriately address the severity of the situation,” he said. Meanwhile, Gibson’s Democratic colleague, Bill Owens, also voted against the bill. Following his vote, Owens reiterated his support of a three percent acrossthe-board cut to all federal programs. The U.S. Senate is unlikely to support the House bill, and President Barack Obama has said he strongly opposes the legislation.

RAY BROOK — As the ice begins to melt on small ponds in the Adirondacks, don't be alarmed to find hundreds of dead fish floating on the surface. Rather than being caused by a pesticide spill or disease, the fish were probably killed by a natural phenomenon known as "winterkill," according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Winterkill occurs during long winters when ice and snow block sunlight from entering a pond and prevent aquatic plants from producing oxygen. The ice cover also prevents oxygen in the atmosphere from mixing into the pond. When the ice melts, hundreds of dead fish can be found floating on the surface. Fish kills have already been reported in a few ponds in the southeastern part of the state. Winterkills are most common in small, shallow, nutrient-rich ponds with lots of decaying aquatic plants. Winterkills are rare in waters over 20-acres in size and do not occur in larger lakes which have sufficient volumes of oxygen rich water to maintain aquatic life through even the worst of winters. Winterkills are rarely complete and fisheries usually rebound within a couple of years. DEC asks that anyone noting a fish kill involving a substantial number of fish that they believe cannot be attributed to winterkill to contact their local DEC regional office.

North Country looks to tap maple sugaring potential LAKE PLACID — Officials say the North Country’s maple sugaring industry has the potential to generate $10 million annually in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. That’s according to a survey compiled by Michael Farrell, director of the Cornell University Uihlein Maple Forest and Extension Center in Lake Placid. The survey, Farrell says, shows that the current value of the maple industry in northern New York is more than $5.5 million and that in the past five years the number of maple taps in the region has increased 26 percent, adding more than $1.1 million in farm-gate revenues. “Northern New York’s maple producers are interested in expanding production to meet growing market demand,” Farrell said in a prepared statement. He adds that the region has a “vast untapped resource of sugar maple trees.” “Most producers, however, have already tapped all the trees they own and need to work with landowners to lease trees, buy sap or process others' sap into syrup,” Farrell said. Farrell is Cornell’s northern New York maple specialist and co-author of “Increasing NNY Maple Production through Effective Producer-Landowner Collaborations.” By leasing trees to sugar makers to tap, landowners may be able to qualify for agricultural assessment, thereby earning a reduction in their annual property tax payments. Anita Deming is director of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Essex County. “Several northern New York wood lot owners are benefiting from the agricultural tax relief gained by leasing their maple trees to nearby maple producers,” she said. According to Farrell, his survey revealed that tax relief is the biggest incentive for landowners interested in utilizing their maples for syrup production. “Many landowners have decided to start producing syrup themselves or are leasing their trees to another sugar maker in order to qualify for the tax savings,” he said. Maple Weekends continue next weekend in the North Country.

Rep. Gibson’s energy advisory council meets SARANAC LAKE — A newly formed Energy Advisory Coauncil held its first meeting Wednesday, March 23. Convened earlier this year by Congressman Chris Gibson, the council is charged with advising him on issues ranging from energy production and distribution to conservation and efficiency efforts. The council’s first meeting is in Malta. Gibson, the Republican representing New York’s 20th Congressional District, says the council will also be responsible for growing public awareness about the various energy challenges facing upstate New York and the nation. The council consists of a broad assortment of energy experts, conservation advocates, organized labor, and government leaders. Gibson says his nonpartisan panel will be a valuable resource in reviewing existing government policies which impact energy markets and legislation. (Brief by Chris Morris)

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March 26, 2011

Adirondack Sportsman’s Dinner


ast weekend, I traveled south to Schroon Lake to attend the 15th Annual Adirondack Sportsmans Dinner. The event, which is organized and hosted by consortium of local ministries, always draws a large crowd, and this year was no different. Folks from Wells mixed with easily with others from Chazy, Old Forge or Dresden, and evidently, they all share a similar passion for the outdoor life. It is largely a blue collar audience, and camo baseball caps were the common fashion theme of the day. Seminar topics included birchbark canoe building, waterfowling, wood carving, wilderness survival, turkey hunting, deer management, bass fishing, small gamme hunting, and many more. For the keynote address, an appreciative audience of over 500 guests filled the auditorium at the Mountainside Bible Center as featured speaker, Dave Blanton, Executive Producer of Bill Jordan’s Realtree Outdoors television series, and the popular Monster Bucks ® video series, related tales of his hunting experiences with NASCAR legend, the late, Dale Earnhart. I never fail to be impressed with how effectively the shared passion for an outdoor life serves to foster a commonality among such a diverse group of people. Within minutes of arriving, I always feel as if I am surrounded by a group of old friends, although there’s hardly a handfull of familiar faces in the crowd. The event, which has become a spring ritual, always seems to prompt me to try a new activity. After seeing a bit of Wilmington based woodcarver, Allen Aardsma’s seminar on woodcarving, I’ve begun searching for the woodworking tools that I put away years ago. Tickets for the annual event, which is free and open to the public, are online at They are available on a first come basis and unfortunately, there are only 500 tickets available, due to space limitations. Keep tabs on the site, as tickets are usually scooped up within days of being offered. In many respects, the gathering can be a life changing event. Congratulations to the organizing committee for providing another entertaining and engaging event!

New York State guides journey to Lake Placid By the year 2000, there were a number of indigenous occupations that ceased to exist, all across the Adirondacks. A century earlier, in 1900, these trades included ice harvesters, loggers, beekeepers and tappers who collected spruce gum. There were also blacksmiths and log drivers, camp cooks, boatbuilders and miners; and a variety of

other tradesmen whose occupations were replaced by such modern technologies as internal combustion engines to refrigeration to feller/bunchers. However, there is one occupation that not only survived the centuries, it has thrived. In 1919, when the NYS Fish and Game Commission for began to register guides, only 176 individuals stepperd forward. By 1924, when the state required all guides to be licensed, their numbers had swelled to over 1,100 individuals. By the time the old, Adirondack Guides Association disbanded iin 1957, there were fewer than 500 licensed guides. Most people’s image of an Adirondack guide is that of a grizzled, old woodsman dressed in a pair of woolies, stooped shouldered from carrying heavy loads and with a equal chaw of tobacco set in his jaw, to help balance a cranky guideboat. This characture has been fostered by innumberable writers, ever since guides were first discovered working in the wooded wilderness of the Adirondacks in the mid1800’s. The original Adirondack Guides Association was founded in Saranac Lake on June 28, 1891. New York State surveyor, Verplank Colvin, was named the honorarfy presdient of the organization. Times have changed considerably since then, and the profession has experienced the ups and down of economic turmoil, through two Wold Wars, social upheaval, and the advent of the electronic age. However, a century later, the profession remains as vital and vibrant today, as it was in 1911, with over 2,000 licensed guides in the state. In 1982, the New York State Outdoor Guides Association reorganized and incorporated under the charter of the original Adirondack Guides Association and over the wekend of March 25-27, Association member will return to Lake Placid for their 30th Annual Rendezvous. In fact, The Rendezvous will be hosted in the same facility that hosted the original Lake Placid gathering. An indication of just how much times have changed, is evident in the membership, where female members rank high. About a quarter of all NYS licensed guides are female, and the Guides Association has already elected a woman as its president. More than a century after the state first began licensing

Whitetail deer that survived the deep snows of winter, have begun venturing from their yards. This group was discovered feeding on shoreline vegetation. Photo by Joe Hackett

guides, the profession still thrives across the park, and throughout the state. Today, guides lead whitewater rafting expeditions, rock climbing adventures and wilderness ski tours. But in many cases, guides still function in traditional roles ranging from camp cook, to riflery instructor, to storyteller. However, the profession has become much more specialized, with guides providing a select type of service, that is their trademark, whether flyfishing or birding, kayak touring or trail running, ice climbing or track interpretation. Todays guides still function in a variety of traditional roles, from cook, to instructor, to storyteller. Yet, the profession has become much more specialized that ever before, with many guides providing a select type of service, that has become their trademark. Guides specializing in flyfishing have experienced a significant increase in demand, as that sport has blossomed, while others have developed a specific niche for such unique activities as birding, wild flowers, bowhunting, kayak touring, trail running, ice climbing, women-only trips, llama trekking and track interpretation. Currently, there are at least five North Country colleges that offer degrees in Wilderness Recreation Leadership, Outdoor Recreation or Expeditionary Studies. Adirondack Community College in Glens Falls even offers a DEC accredited training program for licensed whitewater guides. A the profession transitions from traditional 'bait and bullet' activities toward more adventure sports such as whitewater, rock and ice climbing or ecotourism pursuits such as birding and nature studies; I expect the demand for their services will continue to be strong. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at

Museum open for evening fete WARRENSBURG — “First Thursday” open house is set for 6 to 8 p.m. April 7 at the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, located downtown on Main St. Those area residents who haven't already seen the Stock Car Racing exhibit, this event presents an opportunity to see a sports phenomenon hosted locally decades ago, Museum Director Steve Parisi said. Also, history buffs will undoubtedly enjoy reading excerpts from Joe Aiken's World War I diary, or just socialize while reminiscing with others about Warrensburg history. Light refreshments will be available, he said. The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History is located at 3754 Main St. and the entrance is at the rear of the building, where parking is available. Regular hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays.

Richards Library sets book sale WARRENSBURG — Richards Library is now seeking donations of books and other media for its upcoming sale in May. Area residents are urged to search their bookcases and storage rooms for children's and adult editions of fiction and non-fiction, whether they are hardcover or paperbacks. Mysteries, science fiction, biographies, instructional books, nature books, animal stories, and large print editions are all welcome, as long as they are saleable, library representatives said. Also acceptable are books on tape, books on CDs, plus other media including DVD's and video tapes in good condition. However, the library will not be accepting Readers Digest condensed books, old textbooks, encyclopedias or any books in poor condition. Donations can be dropped off at the library during its regular hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Warrensburg kindergartner Andrew Clark solves some cartoon-enhanced math problems Monday, March 14 on a laptop computer while classmate Zachary Duell observes. Daily kindergarten sessions at Warrensburg Elementary provide individualized “learning center” activity. Photo by Thom Randall

Program on ice set for Hague Valued or reviled, ice is an unavoidable fact of life in the Adirondacks. A program on Adirondack ice and its effects on local culture and history is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday March 29 at the Hague Community Center. The program is to be presented by Caperton Tissot of Saranac Lake, who will be signing copies of her book “Adirondack Ice: A Cultural and Natural History.” The Hague Historical Society is sponsoring the event.

School open house events set Open House is scheduled at Warrensburg Elementary School for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday March 30, and a variety of

special events are featured. Besides students showing their school work and classroom displays to their parents, people will be welcome to attend a social studies expo, a scholastic book fair. Also, all are invited to participate in two fundraisers — a brownie sundae sale benefitting the March of Dimes and a “Basket Bonanza” raffle in which people buy tickets to bid on one or more of several dozen gift baskets, assembled by the students, staff and families at the school. Proceeds from the sale are to benefit the elementary playground development effort. Tickets will be sold on March 30 during the school day as well as the open house event. (E-mail me your news at: or call me at 623-9744 about three weeks prior to any scheduled event you seek to have publicized.)

March 26, 2011

LAKE GEORGE — Musical Comedy “Crazy for You,” 7 p.m. in Lake George High School Auditorium. Students perform Gershwin numbers in this acclaimed Broadway show. $8 admission.

Friday-Sunday, March 25-27 QUEENSBURY — Great Upstate Boat Show, at The Dome/Adirondack Sports Complex. 60 brands, 200 boats, vendors. $. Details: 791-0070. LAKE GEORGE — North Country Home, Remodeling & Backyard Expo at Lake George Forum, 2200 Rte. 9 in village. Fri.: 4-8 p.m.; Sat.: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, March 26 BRANT LAKE — 12th annual Scott Remington Benefit party for Spinal Cord Research, 5-9 p.m. at Jimboʼs club off Rte. 8. Sit-down event featuring pasta dinner, socializing, guest speaker, music by Totally Tuned Deejay, raffles for vacation, other prizes. Tickets, $30, must be purchased in advance. Call Remington at 494-7740. See: LAKE GEORGE — Tickets go on sale for celebrity Rachael Rayʼs annual local show, advance sale from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the Lake George High School lobby. Arrive early, as the $25 tickets have sold out fast in prior years. Rachael Rayʼs annual show and personalized chat with the audience at Lake George High is set for April 15, to benefit the schoolʼs Alumni Association scholarships. GLENS FALLS — Adirondack Phantoms Hockey teamʼs “Warrensburg School Night,” 7 p.m. at Glens Falls Civic Center. Warrensburg Jazz Band to perform in lobby 6-6:30 p.m. plus the national anthem as the game starts. NORTH CREEK — Archaeology of the French and Indian War, presentation of David Starbuck, 7:30 p.m. at Tannery Pond Community Center. 251-5842. STONY CREEK — 100th Birthday fest, Mabel Thomas, 2-3 p.m. at Stony Creek Town Hall. All invited to share cake and celebrate Mabelʼs longevity. BOLTON — Maple Sugar Basics — Sap to Syrup: Up Yonda Farm. Guided tour, tapping trees. $. 6449767; GLENS FALLS — “Salute to the Heroes” ice skating performance, observes 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Guest skater, Melissa Bulanhagui, U.S. Jr. National Bronze Medalist.. Fundraiser for Glens Falls Figure Skating Club. Details: 290-0758. GLENS FALLS — Old fashioned taffy pull, 1 p.m.

CHURCH LISTINGS - The Adirondack Journal provides this church directory as a courtesy to our readers and visitors to our area. Any changes or additions can be made by calling 873-6368. BOLTON Emmanuel United Methodist Church Sunday Service at 9 a.m. 644-9962. Rev. Myron Ducharme, Pastor First Baptist Church - (A.B.C. Affiliated) Sunday School at 9 a.m. Morning Worship at 10 a.m.; Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer. For information, call 644-9103. website: , Rev. Edward Blanchard. Solid Rock Assembly of God - Adult Sunday Services 11 a.m. Children’s church also at 11 a.m. downstairs. Adult Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Children’s Sunday School at 10 a.m. downstairs. Bible study Thursday at 6 p.m. with Sister Dale. Pastor Skip Hults and Sister Dale. 251-4324 Episcopal Church of Saint Sacrament, Bolton Landing - Sat. Evening Mass 5 p.m.; Sun. Eucharist 8 a.m. (Memorial Day Columbus Day); Sun. Eucharist 10 a.m.; Sun. School 11 a.m.; Bible Study Mondays 7 p.m.; Father Jim Loughren. (518) 644-9613, email: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Goodman Avenue. Sunday Mass 10:45 a.m.; Rosary and Novena 9 a.m. Tuesday; Communion Service 9 a.m. Thursday and Saturday. Parish Life Director Kathie Sousa 644-3861. BRANT LAKE Adirondack Missions of the Episcopal Church 494-3314 - Fr. Robert Limpert, Fr. Michael Webber, Fr. Dennis Pressley

at Chapman Historical Museum, 348 Glen St. Make taffy candy to take home; materials & help provided. Children: $; adults: free. Call 793-2826 for reservations. Details:

Saturday-Sunday, March 26-27 THURMAN — NYS Maple Weekend celebrated with sugarhouse and sawmill tours, demonstrations, childrenʼs activities, local crafts. Experience mountain-town culture. Pancake breakfast, 9 a.m. at Valley Road Maple Farm. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. through town. Details: 623-9783 or:

Sunday, March 27 GLENS FALLS — “Shamrock Shuffle” footrace; register 11 a.m. at Glens Falls High School, 10 Quade St. 5-mile flat, fast loop, plus 7/8-mile children's fun run. Benefit for Special Olympics. $. See:

Thursday-Sat., March 31-April 1 WARRENSBURG — Musical comedy “Little Shop of Horrors,” 7:30 p.m. at Warrensburg High School cafetorium. Reserved seating. Call 623-2861 ext. 211 for tickets — adults: $7, students and seniors, $5. Production of WCS drama students about a people-eating plant features live professional jazz ensemble in the pit.

Friday-Sunday, April 1-3 CHESTERTOWN — Musical production of “Back to the 80s” at North Warren Central School auditorium. Teenage drama features romance, intrigue, plus plenty of pop songs of 1980s. Fri. & Sat.: 7 p.m. Sun.: 2 p.m. General admission. Free.

Hunter Brown plays around at the Bolton Central School. photo by Nancy Frasier

Friday, April 1 STATEWIDE — Trout season opens; extends though Oct. 15. Verify regulations on ponds, lakes, rivers, streams. Details:

Saturday-Sunday, April 2-3 LAKE GEORGE — First-ever “Fleeing Flea Market” indoor garage sale at Lake George Forum, 2200 Rte. 9. Sat.: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun.: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Family Friendly. Variety of crafters, vendors, garage sale items, children's activities. $. Details: 668-2200 or:


Friday-Saturday, March 25-26


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Sunday Eucharist 9 a.m. (see Adirondack Mission, above). Brant Lake Wesleyan - Morning worship 9 a.m., Fellowship 10-10:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:30-11:15 a.m. 494-2816. Horicon Baptist Church - Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening 6 a.m., Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7 p.m. 494-2584. CHESTER Community United Methodist Church Sunday morning worship 11 a.m.; Rev. Sharon Sauer 494-2517. Faith Bible Church - Sunday school (all ages) - 9 a.m., Sunday worship 10:15 a.m., Sunday Evening 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 p.m. Call for information - 494-7183 - Website: Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Sunday Eucharist 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Eucharist 10 a.m. (See Adirondack Missions, Brant Lake). St. Isaac Jogues/St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church - Riverside Drive & Church Street. Saturday Vigil at 4:00 p.m.; Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Rev. John O’Kane. 518-494-5229 Town of Chester Northway Community Fellowship - A Wesleyan Church, Route 8, Chestertown: Sunday Service 11 a.m., Youth and Children’s Programs available. Pastor James Swanson, 518695-3766 GLENS FALLS Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Glens Falls - 21 Weeks Rd., off Rt. 9 in Queensbury. Sunday service 10 a.m. Coffee hr. follows service. Rev. Dr. Deane Perkins, minister. (handicapped accessible, welcoming congregation) 793-1468. Web site:

JOHNSBURG RW Johnsburg United Methodist Church Pastor Jackie Mueller - 515-251-2482. South Johnsburgh Rd., Johnsburg. Worship Service - Sunday 9 a.m.; Bible Study - Mondays @ 6 p.m. info: 518251-3371 LAKE GEORGE Bay Road Presbyterian Church - 1167 Bay Road (near intersection of Bay & Rt. 149). Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m.; Chris Garrison, Pastor. Kids’ Worship for K-5th. Nursery care available. Coffee Hour following worship, all are welcome. 793-8541. Caldwell Presbyterian Church - 71 Montcalm St., Lake George 12845. Rev. Susan Goodin. 518-668-2613. Sunday Service at 10 a.m. Food Pantry Distribution 2nd Friday of month. Website: St. James Episcopal Church - Sunday services 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Rev. Julie McPartlin. 668-2001. Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Mohican St., Lake George, NY 6682046. Sat. Vigil Mass at 4 p.m., Sun. Mass at 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Weekday Mass: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8 a.m. (There is no Mass on Tuesday or Thursday) Father Thomas Berardi, pastor Chapel of the Assumption (Roman Catholic) Ridge Road Route 9L, Cleverdale, NY is closed. 668-2046 / 656-9034. Fr. Thomas Berardi, pastor Lakeside Chapel - Cleverdale: Sunday services through August at 10 a.m. First United Methodist Church - 78 Montcalm

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Street, Lake George, N.Y. 12845, Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Rev. Meridith Vanderminden. 743-8756. Diamond Point Community Church Sunday Service 10 a.m. June 21September 6, 2009. Community Church welcoming all denominations. Visiting ministers. Grace Communion International -Worship Services held Saturdays 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Parish Hall. 56 Mohican St., Lake George, NY. Dennis R. Hoyt, Worship Service Facilitator. Home: 518-587-1221. Cell: 832-0660. Please call ahead to confirm attendance. LAKE LUZERNE Hadley-Luzerne Wesleyan Church - 445 Route 9N, Lake Luzerne, NY. Sunday bible hour 9:45 a.m., Sunday morning worship 11 a.m., Wednesday evening groups for all ages 6 - 7:30 p.m. NORTH CREEK United Methodist Church - Main Street, North Creek across from Community Bank. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Separate story time for children. Pastor Kristi Van Patten. Call or leave a message 251-2906. St. James Catholic Church - Main St., North Creek. 5:30 p.m. Vigil on Saturday; Sunday mass at 8 a.m. Parish Life Director: Sister Francesca Husselbeck. Sacramental Minister: Rev. John O’Kane. 518-251-2518 NORTH RIVER United Methodist Church - Service and church school at 10 a.m. For information call 251-4071. POTTERSVILLE Christ Church Episcopal - Sunday Eucharist 12 p.m. Father Jim Loughren. (518) 6449613, email: Pottersville United Methodist Church Worship 9 a.m. Rev. Sharon Sauer, 494-2517. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church - Sunday Worship and fellowship 10:30 a.m. in Faith Hall at SonRise Lutheran Ministries Conference Center, 8260 Rt. 9, Pottersville, NY. For information please call 494-7077. Lighthouse Baptist Church - Meets at Rt. 9 (next to The Wells House Hotel). Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship Service 10:50 a.m., Evening Service 6:00 p.m., Mid-Week Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m. STONY CREEK Knowlhurst Baptist Church - Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; morning worship 11 a.m.; evening worship 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer 7 p.m. THURMAN Christ Community Church - Athol: Sunday services 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting 7 p.m. Rev. William G. Lucia, pastor. Thurman Baptist Church - Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; worship hour 11 a.m.; evening service 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m. Rev. Bob

Herrmann, pastor. Kenyontown United Methodist Church Sunday services 11 a.m., Bible Study Wed. night at 7 p.m. WARRENSBURG Free Methodist Church - 250 River St., Warrensburg, NY. Musical Praise & Worship Service - Monthly on Second Saturday. Music for kids to seasoned adults. Everyone welcome. Refreshments & Fellowship. Come as you are. 518-744-8609. Pastor Nancy Barrow. First Presbyterian Church - 2 Stewart Farrar Ave., Worship 10 a.m. with coffee hour following. Youth Club for youth in grades 6 - 12. Meeting for the first and third Wednesday of each month 5:30 7:00 p.m., with a kick-off meeting for both youth and parents being held on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m.. All youth are invited.  For more details, call Rev. Lucy Harris at 623-2723. Free Methodist Church - Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; Worship Service 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday midweek prayer and Bible study 7 p.m. Warrensburg Assembly of God - Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; morning worship 11 a.m.; Thursday youth meeting 7 p.m.; evening service 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer 6 p.m.; Bible study 7 p.m. Dr. Ronald Parisi. 623-2282. The Holy Cross of Warrensburg - Sunday Eucharist & Sermon 8 & 10 a.m.; Sunday school 9 a.m.; coffee hour follows each service; Wednesday 5:30 p.m. evening prayer; Holy days as announced. The Very Reverend Marshall J. Vang-Priest in charge. 623-3066. Faith Baptist Church - Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; preaching services 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m. Rev. Lee B. Call 623-4071. First United Methodist Church - Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; Sunday worship 11 a.m.; 518-623-9334. Stephen Andrews, Pastor. St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church -Eucharist at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. on Sunday. Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 p.m. Saturday. Bible Study, Saturday at 3:30 p.m. & Sunday at 10:15 a.m. Parish Life Director Sister Linda Hogan CSJ & Sacramental Minister Father Paul Cox. 623-3021. First Baptist Church -3850 Main St., Worship Service 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday school 9:45; Thursday midweek. 7 p.m. Ron Burdett, Pastor. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Sunday Public Talk and Watchtower starting at 9:30 a.m. and Bible Study, Theocratic Ministry School and Kingdom Ministry starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. 623-4601. Christian Worship Center, Inc. - Corner of Elm St. & Pine Tree Lane, Warrensburg. Service at 10 a.m on Sunday. For further information 518-696-5468. Rev. Gerald (Jerry) Ellis. Thurman - Kenyontown United Methodist Church Worship services every week 11 a.m. 3-26-11 • 77155

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FULL-TIME PRODUCTION MANAGER POSITION: The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Production Manager. Applicants must demonstrate strong organizational skills as well as technical experience with carpentry and welding. Experience with theatrical lighting and sound is desired, however candidates with a willingness to learn will also be considered. Salaried position with full health benefits. Please send cover letter and resume to PO Box 205, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812 attn: Stephen Svoboda. HELP WANTED Full or Part Time, Male or Female. Apply at North Country Taxidermy in Keene. 518-576-4318 INSURANCE CSR licensed, Excellent salary and benefits. Reply to: Adirondack Regional Insurance 625 Bay Rd, Queensbury, NY 12804. THE TOWN of Crown Point Summer Program is now hiring a lifeguard, and councilors. The lifeguard must be certified and at least 17 years old. All applicants must be a resident of Crown Point. Application can be picked up at the main office at Crown Point School. Please send a letter of intent to The Crown Point Youth Commission, Attn: Penny Comes, Monitor Bay Park, P.O. Box 443, Crown Point, NY 12928.

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Jeep Liberty 4WD Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,995 .................... Saturn Vue AWD Black .. . ........... . . . . ........... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........ . . . ........... . . . . $3,495 ... Chevy Extra Cab 4x4 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,995 .................. Dodge Grand Caravan Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,995 ................. Dodge Durango 4x4 Silver ............................................................ ........ ............................$2,995 Subaru Legacy Wagon AWD Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,195 ................... 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Ford Windstar Van V6 Loaded,Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .........................$2,695 ........................ . . . . Audi A4 4Door, Runs Super . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,495 ..................... Ford Escort XT 2Door ............................................................ ........ ....................................$1,495 Volvo C70 Convertible 2Door, Auto, Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... ..$6,995 .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dodge Durango SXT 4Door, White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..$3,995 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Ford Explorer V6,Auto, Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,795 ................... Dodge Durango 4Door, Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......................................$4,995 ................... . . . . . . . . . Subaru Outback Wagon White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,695 ............... Chrysler Sebring 2Door ................ ........................... ............... .............. . . ......................$1,795 VW Passat 4Door, Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............................................$3,695 .............. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chrysler Sebring Convertible Blue,Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,995 ................ Ford Escape AWD Auto,White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,995 ................. Honda Accord Blue,5 Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..........................................$1,995 ................ . . . . . . . . . . . 88073

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