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minutes after the announcement. “This change has substantial impact on not only employment in our town, but the entire region’s economy. This is just wonderful news — sensational.” Guay said the resumption of yearround operations was made due to steadily increasing business over the last four years, prompted in part by the substantial





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been closed during the winter months. The resort will from now on be open throughout the winter months on weekends — plus off-season on weekdays if needed to accommodate groups, Sagamore General Manager Tom Guay said. The announcement, made at a media conference on the first day the resort was open for the 2013 season, was greeted with enthusiasm by local officials. “This is a historic moment,” Bolton Town Supervisor Ron Conover said

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Hannah and Brian Kaufman get hung up on a rock in the Hudson River Saturday, May 4 during the Hudson River Whitewater Derby Giant Slalom race in North River. Hannah walked to the shore while Brian maneuvered the swamped canoe to the finish line. See photos of the event as it unfolded on page 5.


LAKE GEORGE — The first -ever “Lake George Italian Festival” is to be held Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, and participants should expect to get flour on their hands, purple feet and sore rear ends. Fest organizer Gayle Nelson revealed her ambitious plans this week — the festival features pizza throwing contests, public grape-stomping, and mechanical bull riding. Also, Italian food created by local chefs will be served up streetside, accompanied by craft beer and hearty wine. The festival — celebrating the food and traditions of Italy — is to be held in Shepard Park and spill over onto Canada St., event sponsor Gayle Nelson said this week. “We want to take the heartbeat of Lake George and make it throb even more,” Nelson said with a grin. Beginning at 6 a.m. May 18,




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4-H youth were busy learning during school vacation WARRENSBURG —Spring break didn’t halt the learning process recently for dozens of area children who were kept busy over school recess through 4-H programs of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County. The agency’s 4-H Youth Development enrichment programs ramped up during the spring break week with a variety of programs for youth of all ages. Young 4-Hers toured the Warren County Fish Hatchery facility along with family members, learning how Rainbow and Brook Trout are raised and cared for at the

hatchery and eventually re leased to stock the area waterways. Also offered was a “Spring Sew” program in which participants learned to recycle old tee shirts into tote bags, headbands, and dog chew toys. Also, Cooperative Extension held an ATV Safety program that not only focused on safe riding skills, but detailed responsible environment impacts of ATV use. The Spring Break 4-H offerings also featured kite-building in which children built kites out of recycled plastic shopping bags and old magazines.




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Drama at the Whitewater Derby

THE HUDSON PLUNGE NORTH RIVER — Trouble began for Brian and Hannah Kaufman after Gate 17 in the Giant Slalom race for the Open Canoe/Family category Saturday, May 4 during the 56th Annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby in North River. They got hung up on a rock in front of the crowd of onlookers, and it took several minutes for them to get loose. Hannah fell into the Hudson River and walked to shore — cold and wet but in good spirits — while Brian maneuvered the swamped canoe down to the finish line. Here is a photo essay of their ordeal. The crowd applauded when Hannah reached the shore.

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Bolton Central School offi cial Angie Smack retires By Thom Randall BOLTON LANDING — The woman who’s been at the nerve center of the Bolton Central School District for more than a quarter-century retired this week. Angelia “Angie” Smack, both District Clerk and Secretary to the School Superintendent, served her last day in the two positions Friday April 19, the Bolton school board announced recently. Smack is moving to Odenton, Md. with her husband of 39 years, professional golfer Tom Smack, who has served as the golf pro at The Sagamore Resort since the early 1980s. Angie Smack said April 15 that she and her husband, who both grew up in Maryland, decided to move closer to their children, grandchildren and other family members. “We’re excited about the next chapter in our lives,” she said, adding that she’d miss her Bolton friends and community members she’s come in contact with over the years. In her position at Bolton Central, Smack has worked with three super-

intendents, two business managers, three transportation supervisors, many teachers, board members, and hundreds of students. Smack started off at Bolton Central in 1986 — in the part-time position of district clerk — as a way to be involved with her children’s school, she said this week. In 1998, she became the Secretary to the Superintendent of Bolton Central as well. “It’s been a very interesting position,” she said. “It’s always offered opportunities to learn.” School Superintendent Ray Ciccarelli praised Smack for her diligent work spanning 26 years. “Angie deserves many accolades for all that she has given to our district and community,” he said. “I will miss her dearly, but I know that her heart is in Maryland with her family.”

Bolton Central Schools District Clerk Angie Smack attends to business tasks. Immersed in the functions of the Bolton Central School District for more than 26 years, Smack is retiring as of this week. Photo by Elizabeth Wright


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Nothing good occurs after 2 a.m.


eek after week it seems, we read about violent acts in the region fueled by alcohol abuse. Beatings, bar fights, street assaults, domestic attacks — many involving serious injuries or death. The toll is far higher when crashes involving drinking and driving are included. Many of these incidents, law enforcement officials say, occur after perpetrators spend hours drinking at bars. Statistics compiled by police indicate that a very high percentage of the incidents occur in the early morning hours. Aware of these facts, Warren County and Saratoga County officials have proposed in recent years for bars to stop serving alcohol at 2 a.m. instead of the state limit, which is 4 a.m. Most recently — after a brutal beating outside a bar in Glens Falls — city 5th Ward Supervisor William Kenny spearheaded a new effort to shorten the nighttime hours in Warren County taverns, citing some alarming crime statistics. Noting that incidents of violent crime soar past 1 a.m. or so, he has often said that “nothing good” occurs after 2 a.m. — and we agree. Apparently so do leaders of other counties across the state. Thirty-six counties have closing times earlier than 4 a.m. At a recent hearing of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, about a half-dozen bar owners objected to the two-hour change, claiming that the late-night violence stemmed from lack of effective law enforcement, or was due to the misbehavior of merely a few of their clientele, and that an earlier last-call wouldn’t solve the problem. They argued their revenue would suffer, and that bar patrons would choose to spend their time reveling in other counties, decreasing Warren County’s sales tax revenue. Worse yet, they said patrons were likely to drive drunk many miles after closing time, to a neighboring county to find a bar still open. Also, the bar proprietors said that the latenight hours were primarily to accommodate after-hours gatherings of restaurant and bar employees, relaxing after work. We at Denton Publications have seen the statistics of late-night violent crime, and they are disturbing to say the least. This roster of statistics included the fact that in 2012, the county dispatch center received nearly 250 calls concerning violent fights between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. New York State’s regulations for bars, prohibiting serving alcohol between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. daily, are among the most lenient in the northeastern U.S.

It is hard to understand why bars have to serve alcohol that late. Note that taverns are indeed permitted to stay open longer, they just can’t serve alcoholic beverages past the curfew. Many counties have opted for an earlier lastcall, as provided by state law. Saratoga County has not, and neither, to date, has Warren County. In Clinton County, bars close at 2 a.m. Essex County, on the other hand, voted Monday May 6 to close their bars at 3 a.m., and we applaud their decision. Essex County leaders took the bold step of passing a resolution for bar closing time to be rolled back from 4 a.m. to 3 a.m. Their action was taken after hearing from Mac MacDevitt of The Prevention Team of Essex County that alcohol is the third leading root cause of preventable death in the U.S., and is a key factor in the leading causes of death for teens and young adults — unintentional injuries, violent crimes, vehicular crashes and murder. Such alcohol-related incidents drive up the cost of health care, law enforcement, vehicular insurance and child welfare. Warren County supervisors are now leaning toward striking a 3 a.m. compromise, which we believe makes sense. Kenny has said he will support a measure calling for a 3 a.m. last-call between May 25 and Sept. 15 and a 2 a.m. curfew the rest of the year. Such a proposal allows for later partying on the summer holidays and during major Lake George festivals. This compromise accommodates the revenue concerns of tavern owners while offering the likely outcome of cutting down of criminal and violent behavior. It also allows for restaurant and tavern employees to enjoy relaxing meet ups after work, while minimizing the incidence of drinkers crossing county borders at late hours for several more drinks. It’s unlikely that bar patrons will head out to a new destination at 3 a.m. for a few more drinks — they are much more likely to just go home. Warren County leaders are now reaching out to their counterparts in Saratoga County to see if the two municipalities can collaborate on a 3 a.m. closing time — or maybe Kenny’s proposal — to minimize nighttime crime and DWI incidents. We urge the leaders of the two counties to concentrate on the concerns of public safety and quality of life as they make their decisions, and not focus on the claims by a few tavern owners of their potential revenue loss. In the meantime, we ask citizens to lobby their state legislators to enact a universal 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. bar closing time across New York State, or at least outside of New York City. —Denton Editorial Board

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The era of rage

e see it on the like the New England hockey highways. It’s bedad this event serves as a recoming more apminder to us all to dial back parent in politics these days. the anger. Recreational sports Video games and television for both children and adults is shows depict and glorify this designed for exercise and enside of human behavior. We’ve joyment but also for the valwitnessed it escalating over ues learned by participating the years at children’s sporting in team sports. events. Outlandish behavior Competition and respect at the college and professional for the rules of the game are Dan Alexander level is frequently on display. essential foundations not only Thoughts from More and more it seems rage for sports but for society in Behind the Pressline is confused with passion these general. Being able to control days. your emotions and resisting You might recall about 10 the urge to take physical acyears ago a parent killed the coach of his tion was at one time a major tenet of sports. son’s hockey team after a practice scrimUnfortunately, that has changed. The mage. The father was so frustrated by see- charge of a batter to the pitcher’s mound ing his son take an elbow to the face that he when brushed back by a pitch is now an exconfronted the coach and a struggle ensued. pected event in baseball, and we’ve seen simThe father ended up hitting the coach several ilar reactions from players in all sports. This times in the head while he was down, result- spontaneous display of anger can be seen in ing in the coach’s death. all levels of sports play, which in turn transiNow we have a teenage soccer participant, tions to everyday life. playing in a recreational soccer league in Salt That is why we all must take notice of how Lake City, who didn’t like the foul called by something as trivial as a simple foul in a recthe referee. Instead of walking away and reational game has resulted in the death of letting it go he choose to blind side the ref one man and ruined the life of a 17-year-old while he was writing down the foul, punch- teenager. Obviously, the teen did not intend ing him in the face. The teenager was play- to commit murder, but his momentary lapse ing goalie during a game when the ref issued nonetheless has affected many and the rehim a yellow card for pushing an opposing sults of his actions should serve as a wake up forward trying to score a goal. The effects of call for us all, or just chalked up as an isolatthe punch did not take effect immediately ed event. Children are a product of their enbut shortly afterward the referee became vironment and our environment continues to dizzy and began to vomit. When police ar- excuse and reward outlandish behavior,not rived, the teenager was gone and the referee only in sports, but on television, in movies was lying on the ground in the fetal position. and video games. We’ve lost sight of the line The referee laid in a coma for several days one should never cross and as we go further then passed away. and further over that line we will see more Surprisingly this wasn’t the first time the events like this unfold. referee had been assaulted during a game. Sportsmanship in America at one time The ref’s daughter told police she and her stood for the very best in human behavior. If sisters begged their father to stop referee- we fail to return to the values once so imporing because of the risk from angry players, tant to the games we play we will have far but he continued because of his love for the more than sports out of control in our society. game. Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of DenFurther details will become available as ton Publications. He may be reached at dan@ the Salt Lake City community and the legal system sort through the issues that led to the death of this man and the fate of the 17-yearold who lost control of his emotions. But


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Turning Back the Pages By Jean Hadden •100 Years Ago - May 1913• Trolley kills highway worker

Francesco Locasco, 40, an Italian employed by the Shaughnessy Construction Co. on the Lake George-Warrensburgh state road work, was struck and instantly killed by a southbound Hudson Valley trolley car on Friday morning, just south of the summit. The car, which left at 8 a.m.. was in charge of Charles Braydon, motorman and John F. Loughlin, conductor. The man stepped out from the bushes with a pail in his hand and was evidently going to work for the day. He stepped on to the track and the whistle with prolonged shrieks failed to attract the man’s attention. The corner of the car struck his shoulder and a sign struck him in the head. He was hurled to one side and his dead body fell into the bushes. The coroner found a large sum of money and other valuables in the clothing of the dead man. The body, considerably mangled, was identified by his brother-in-law who was also working on the road job. Locasco had been in America for about 12 years and leaves a large family behind.

Town all shook up

Throughout northern New York, at 7:30 p.m. April 29, 1913, there was felt the heaviest earthquake experienced in this area in upwards of 20 years. The duration was estimated at from 10 to 30 seconds. In Warrensburgh the shock was terrifying while it lasted and it was all over in about 20 seconds. The tremor was sufficient to cause houses to rock and dishes to rattle in the most alarming way. In Montreal the entire city was startled by the rocking of buildings. This is the third quake felt here in less than three months. On Feb. 11, 1913, a crack about an inch wide was opened in the ground which extended several hundred feet on Third St. in Warrensburgh. “There is no question,” said a geologist, “but we are entering upon a period of great seismographic disturbance.”

Baby suffocates

The infant child of Samuel Scripture, who lives in the neighborhood town known as Pottertown on The Glen Road was found dead in bed the morning of May 6, 1913. The baby slept with the parents and when the mother awoke in the morning she found it cold in death, probably smothered during the night. Another child died the same day, when Clara Armstrong, 12, passed away at the home of her father, William Armstrong in Lewisville (River St.), after a short illness of pleuro-pneumonia. Besides her parents, she is survived by three sisters and one brother. Burial was in the Warrensburgh Cemetery.

Boy’s death a mystery

A poisoning of a mysterious nature caused the death of 4-year-old Harold Moynihan on the night of May 18, 1913, at the home of his father, C.P. Moynihan, 12 Walnut St., Glens Falls. The boy was taken ill after eating heartily of strawberry shortcake on Saturday evening. His condition was not considered serious until the next afternoon when he began to have sinking spells and despite the efforts of three physicians, he failed rapidly until the end. The doctors named poisoning as the cause of death but were unable to determine the nature.

Lady holds on to her money

Ella F. Thurman of Chestertown, 70 years old and has a fortune of $25,000, was found by a jury to be entirely competent to manage her business affairs without any assistance from her brother and sister, Henry and Florence Thurman of New York. A jury of 12 men reached the verdict at the conclusion of an all day hearing at Chestertown. Miss Thurman’s relatives petitioned Warren County Judge George S. Raley to have her declared incompetent, alleging that she was the victim of hallucinations and was not properly caring for herself.

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The warmer we’ve been experiencing in the Adirondacks means many residents are getting outside, so please remember a few important advisories. While driving on our roadways please be alert to those on bicycles — and you bicyclists, always wear a helmet. If your outdoor activities include venturing into the woods, remember to wear proper clothing and insect repellent to prevent being bitten by a deer tick which can cause Lyme Disease as well as dozens of other debilitating illnesses. When you are through with your hike, check your body over carefully for tiny black ticks. Tick infestation has been on the rise since 1986, with over 95,000 cases having been confirmed in New York State. Lyme Disease and associated tick infections are now at epidemic level, and people need to be vigilant to prevent lifelong disability which can occur if a bite by an infected tick — often undetectable — is left untreated for several weeks. If you have been bitten, see the health care professionals at the Warrensburg Health Center — they are aware of the latest recommended treatment regimens. Also note there currently is a burn ban in effect due to the drought conditions causing an increased risk of forest fires. Exceptions include campfires less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in diameter are allowed. Small cooking fires are also allowed. Fires cannot be left unattended and must be fully extinguished — preferably with plenty of water. Only charcoal or clean, untreated or unpainted wood can be burned. Ceremonial or celebratory bonfires are allowed. After May 14 you may burn tree limbs with attached leaves. The limbs must be less than 6 inches in diameter and 8 feet in length – also referred to as brush.

History of the Thurman sale

The Thurman Townwide Sale, set this year for Friday May 17 through Sunday May 19, was originally started by Thurman’s own Evie Russell, who was doing her spring cleaning and wanted a way to get rid of some unwanted items. She and a group of residents developed the idea and we hear that the first year more than 100 residents signed up to have their site on the map. Over the years, the number of residents signing up for the sale has dwindled, but perhaps we can all do our part to make sure it’s a success this year and tourists are aware of our sale. Contact Perky Granger at 623-9305 if you would like to place fliers at various locations that tourists frequent.

Legacy of Mother’s Day

Remember, Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12, and what will you be doing for your mother? Anna Jarvis held the first memorial for Mother’s Day in 1908, however, Jarvis’ holiday was not adopted nationally until 1914. Reportedly she was disappointed by the commercialization of the holiday in the 1920’s. Traditionally, Mother’s Day is celebrated with cards a simple gift or a kind gesture. Jarvis did not recognize Julia Ward Howe’s attempts in the

their soil and planting the seeds for the season’s harvest. Leonard Harrington and Miss Myrtle Turner, both of Warrensburgh, were married by the Rev. C.S. Agen on the evening of May 19, 1913 at the home of the bride’s father, H.F. Turner of Hudson St.. In Knowelhurst, Abrum Van Dusen has an Indian Runner duck (fawn and white) that laid two perfect hard shelled eggs inside of twelve eggs. Oscar Mosher had his foot badly injured recently by dropping a log on it. The Barbers’ Association of Glens Falls has decided to boost the price of shaving from 10 to 15 cents. The operation, however, will hereafter include a neck shave for which 5 cents additional has heretofore been charged. Mrs. Charles F. Burhans has joined the local automobile club with a natty Ford runabout. Our competitor, the Post Star says that Mrs. Robert Lattimore of Mohican Street, Glens Falls, is the owner of a chicken hatched out that has four legs.

Coopers Cave revisited

Recently I mentioned Coopers Cave in a story about the 1913 fall of the Glens Falls bridge at spring flood time. A reader has asked for details. Coopers Cave, located under the present day South Glens Falls Bridge, was named for author James Fenimore Cooper, born in 1789, who vacationed in the Adirondacks in 1825 and became enamored with the area’s French and Indian War history. His interest resulted in his writing the epic saga, “The Last of the Mohicans,” which local lore says he partly wrote in Warrensburgh when he was boarding here during his trip. The book is today considered one of the most important volumes in American literature. The book is a convoluted fictional tale based on the actual fall of Fort William Henry on Aug. 8, 1757 when the French army, commanded by the Marquis de Montcalm, with a force of 5,500 men and 1,600 Indians, attacked the English

1870’s to establish a “Mother’s Day for Peace”.

Barbecue set for WCS Elementary

Giffy’s Barbecue is coming back to Warrensburg Elementary School on Friday, June 7. The fundraiser sponsored by the WCS PRIDE student group will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the front circular parking lot of the school. Obtain your tickets early as last year they sold out. Tickets are available in the WCS Elementary School office for $10 each. The event includes live music. The dinner consists of a half chicken grilled with Giffy’s signature barbecue sauce, baked potato, homemade salad and more. Giffy’s Barbecue was started in 1995, when a Methodist church invited them to cater a fundraiser. Their enterprise started soon after, catering events using a converted RV. Years later, they have acquired a fleet of refrigerator trucks in addition to establishing a restaurant in Clifton Park.

School fundraisers ongoing

Recently the Warrensburg Elementary School Student Council held a Box Tops Madness contest for students in grades 2 through 6. Their effort was a substantial success, with 2,710 box tops collected, which equates to $271 for the school district student activities. One student Sebastian Laforge, collected an amazing 342 box tops. Additionally, the school is involved in Price Chopper’s Tools For Schools program, however in order for our school to receive credit for your purchases you must register your card at the customer service desk — merely presenting your card at checkout does not credit points for the school. Such registration takes only a few moments at the Customer Service desk. I hear Warrensburg Central currently has 27 families registered.

Over the fence

Recently I wrote in this column about the amount of litter there has been on our Thurman roads. I heard from Gary Martin that in the past week he has seen people walking the roads picking up the trash. He has seen a couple of young mothers with their four children, plus a grandmother and her grandchildren ages 2 &1/2 and 5 years old picking up refuse along the roadways. Also Wini Martin and her friend Ellen have been routinely walking Thurman roads, picking up others’ carelessly discarded trash. Kudos to all of them for beautifying our rural town.

Current activities and events

Warrensburg School District’s proposed 2013-2014 budget is up for a public vote from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at the high school. The Thurman Food Pantry will be open Tuesday May 14 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall. Bring your knitting, sewing, or quilting projects and make some new friends. For details, contact Myra at 623-2633. The Thurman Fire Co. meets at 7 p.m. on the Friday of the first full week of the month at the firehouse. This month this occurs May 10. Those interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, stop in and ask how you can help out. The next Thurman Town Board meeting will be held May 14 beginning with the fiscal business session at 6:30 p.m. The Thurman Station Association will be hosting benefit breakfast, lunch and food sale on May 17 at the Thurman Town

fort which was destroyed while under the command of Col. Monro — and a wild killing frenzy ensued among Montcalm’s Native American followers whom Monro was unable to control. The fictional aspect of the story relates how Col. Monro’s two daughters, Alice and Cora were traveling to the Lake George fort from Fort Edward and had the misfortune to be caught up in the terrible panic, confusion and massacre that followed. They were forced to flee for their lives down the Muhheakunnuk — the “River that flows two ways,” or the Hudson River — with a group which consisted of frontiersman Natty Bumppo, known as “Hawkeye,” Chingachgook and Uncas among others, such as the villainous Huron Indian guide, Magua. It is Chingachgook and his son, Uncas who are the only living members left of the once great Mohican Indian tribe. The group, seeking safety, was led down the river gorge near the waterfall to the cave which is today located under the bridge and after much fighting and adventure there the group later heads back for Lake George where the girls are reunited with their father. In the story Cora Munro and Uncus are later murdered by the Hurons. Back in the mid-1950s when I first came to Glens Falls, there was a long spiral staircase attached midway to the south side of the bridge which allowed courageous tourists to climb down to visit the celebrated cave. This was eventually done away with and in more recent years a platform with a picnic area has been constructed on the south Glens Falls side of the river with a clear view of the mouth of the cave. James Fenimore Cooper was the 12th of 13 children of his mother, Elizabeth Fenimore Cooper. His father, William Cooper, a Quaker, founded a settlement in upstate New York near Lake Otsego in 1790 which he named Cooperstown. James Fenimore Cooper died there in 1851 and his name and legend lives on. Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap. or 623-2210.

Hall for Claudia Jean Wheeler of Wolf Pond Stables. Set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event features breakfast-style foods available from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Lunch, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature a $6 buffet with hot and cold beverages. Take-outs will be available, and this fundraiser would be a wonderful way to bring a hot lunch to a neighbor who is tending a sale. There will also be a white elephant table with used items. Anyone who can help out in some way large or small, contact Perky at 623-9305. Donations of time or food items are currently being accepted. The Thurman Emergency Squad will be holding an auction at 1,000 Acres Ranch on Mother’s Day, May 12, starting at 2 p.m., and we hear there are plenty of items going up for bid. Warren County Public Health Services will be holding a Rabies Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday May 11 at the Warren County Public Works garage at 4055 Main St. in Warrensburg. Pets must be 3 months of age to receive their first Immunization. A $10 donation is requested for each pet.

Thanks for aid to Thurman EMS

Becky Desourdy and the members of the Thurman E.M.S. would like to thank everyone who helped out or attended the agency’s recent Spaghetti Dinner. Many residents turned out to support the squad, which garnered more than $800 in this fundraiser.

On a personal note

Couples celebrating anniversaries this week are Bruce and Cindy Belden on May 16, also Roger and Shelley Durkin on May 17. Observing Birthdays this week are Debbie Penna and Lanora Merkle on May 11; Colby Birch on May 12; Marc Markle on May 13; Lucas Strock on May 14; Tyler Cameron and Rex Reynolds IV on May 15; Cindy Crandall, Jackie Holbert and Floyd Planty on May 16; plus Steve Baker, Sr. and Lori Pennock on May 17.

Oral history project needs help

WARRENSBURG — The Warren County Historical Society will be conducting oral history interviews during the Rural Heritage Festival and Youth Fair at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Warrensburg on Aug. 10. The Warren County Historical Society is searching for individuals who would like to participate and is specifically interest in talking with individuals who have some knowledge in three specific areas: •World War II Memories: We are looking for individuals who have memories of the Home Front during WWII (1941-45). Do you remember Pearl Harbor, D-Day, the election of 1944, and FDR’s death? Also do you remember V-E Day and V-J Day, rationing, victory gardens, or movies? •Fairs in Warren County: We are interested in talking with individuals who remember the various County Fairs in Warrensburg through the 1960s. •Churches: We are looking for individuals who have an interest in the importance of churches in the development of a community. If you are interested in participating in these interviews, you can call the Warren County Historical Society before Aug. 10 (743-0734) to make interview arrangements.

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arm-fresh to be distributed Stan Ross remembered Fin Warren Co. through CSA comments log accompanying his obituary. “In all my years of medical and fire experiences; there’s no doubt that Stan has taught me more than any classroom or book could ever have,” she said. Tony Lomenzo is serving with the Stony Creek Fire Department as Chaplain, and Ross helped him in arranging for the firehouse to be used for worship services for Lomenzo’s fledgling church. “It’s amazing how many hundreds of local citizens’ lives Stan has touched over the years,” Lomenzo said. “He will be dearly missed.” Born Oct. 5, 1946, Stanley E. Ross was the son of the late Francis and Janette (Gill) Ross of Stony Creek. A lifelong resident of Stony Creek, Stan graduated in 1965 from HadleyLuzerne Central School. Ross worked as a millwright for International Paper Co. in Corinth for more than 37 years. After the paper mill closed, Stan worked as a carpenter for Burley Construction. In 2005, Stan began working as an EMT for Luzerne Hadley Emergency Squad. He leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Shirley Ross, and their three children, Kylie Ross, Neil Bradley and his fiancée, Jenna, and Bridget Bradley and her husband, Scott; seven grandchildren, as well as his sisters Susan Williamson and Kathy Thomas. Calling hours and funeral services were conducted early evening May 2 at Brewer Funeral Home, in Lake Luzerne. Hundreds of people from the region attended the wake and services. A celebration of Stan’s life followed at the Lake Luzerne firehouse. Contributions in Stanley’s memory may be sent to C.R. Wood Cancer Center, 100 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801. To express condolences, see:

By Thom Randall WARRENSBURG — Fresh, naturally-grown vegetables, meat, eggs and yogurt — all produced locally in the Adirondacks — will be available this summer in Warrensburg as well as North Creek and Glens Falls due to a new Farm Share program. Warrensburg Beautification has partnered with Juniper Hill Farm of Wadhams in Essex County to bring the highest quality produce to Warren County — non-GMO and pesticide free, Farm Share Coordinator Teresa Whalen said this week. “Invest in your local economy, help small organic growers, and have convenient access to affordable, nutrient rich foods for your family and friends,” she said. Whalen is a founder of Warrensburg Beautification. Distribution points in Warren County include Monday-afternoon deliveries to Warrensburg Senior Center on Main St., to the North Creek Farmers Market at the train depot on Thursday afternoons, and to the Open Door Kitchen at 47 Lawrence St. in Glens Falls on Tuesdays. In Essex County, distribution points include the weekly Farmers Market in Schroon Lake on Monday mornings in the town hall parking lot. The Farm Share program is a flexible edition of Community Supported Agriculture. Last year Juniper Hill — in conjunction with Warrensburgh Beautification and other organizations — established a series of workplace outlets in a wide region spanning from Saranac Lake to Saratoga Springs. This year, they are expanding the program new distribution points to accommodate the public. The shares, or bags of produce — fully customizable — will be distributed weekly during the summer. Besides produce, the program is offering farm fresh eggs, yogurt, cheeses, meats, poultry and field-grown flowers. Flexible payment plans are available, and clients may pre-order online from the weekly offerings, or let the farm choose from their plentiful selection. All fruits and vegetables are picked within 24 hours prior to delivery. Payment early in the season — prior to harvest— helps farmers when they need it most, so savings are passed on to consumers, Whalen said. Also, CSA members, as investors, have first selection if quantities are limited, and can tailor their share to suit their needs. To sign up, see: The season begins in June for 20 weeks. A seven-week option, and half-shares are also available. For details, contact Whalen at: taawhalen@ or 466-5497.

S howboat Cruise scholarship fundraiser set LAKE GEORGE — The Lake George Scholarship Association will hold its annual Showboat Cruise on Friday May 10. The excursion is aboard Shoreline’s Cruise’s Adirondac vessel, boarding at 5:30 p.m. and leaving the dock at 6 p.m. the cruise lasts about two hours. The cruise represents a milestone 60th anniversary for the scholarship association during which time the group has presented scholarship awards to qualifying Lake George High School students. Since the first award in 1953 was presented, there have been 814 awards given, the largest numbers being presented in the past quarter-century. The Cruise on May 10 will recognize the recipients of these awards by displaying a poster listing them by year. This annual cruise is one of two major fundraising events held by the Association. The other event is the annual Phonathon held in early January. Proceeds from these events along with other donations and special endowments go directly to advance the education of local youth. The Cruise will feature entertainment by the Lake George Senior High’s Jazz Ensemble, directed by Amy Baker, a scholarship recipient in 1984. Also, a selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres will be available, donated by area restaurants and friends. Additionally, a silent auction of donated items will be held. Association officials noted this week that the event has been made possible for 24 years through the generosity and support of Shoreline Cruises. Tickets for the cruise cost $15 and are available from the Lake George High School office, or by calling Jody Chwiecko at 656 3002. Additional information about the Lake George Scholarship Association is available on its website:



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Remingtons’ 2013 spinal cord benefit yields $33,718 By Thom Randall BRANT LAKE — Scott Remington and family’s recent Spinal Cord Research Benefit event was a substantial success, the charity’s namesake reported this week. The annual local fundraiser for the Christopher Reeve Foundation netted $33,718 for the charity, Scott Remington said. “Thanks go to all of the businesses and friends who supported this worthy cause,” Remington said. “It truly is great to live in such a caring community.” More than 300 people attended, enjoying the meal, socializing, raffles and musical entertainment. The total raised over the fundraiser’s 14 years in existence is now $458,138. Patricia Stush, Development Director of the Christopher Reeves Foundation, attended and thanked those attending for their continued support on behalf of Remington, who was injured in a 1999 logging accident. Peter Wilderotter, a volunteer independently raising money for the Reeve Foundation has stated that citizens of Brant Lake and surrounding communities are exceptionally generous, because many contributors elsewhere fade out after a few years — but not in northern Warren County. “The people of Brant Lake continue to sell out Scott Remington’s fundraiser every year, “ he said, observing their generosity is “amazing.” Wilderotter said that Chris Reeves, before his untimely death in 2004, called Scott Remington “Our voice from the North” in referring to the Brant Lake native’s staunch advocacy for spinal cord research. Remington and his family and friends have been hailed as sponsoring one of the leading grassroots fundraising efforts for

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the Reeve Foundation. May 6, Remington deferred credit to the many people who have participated in his fundraiser through the years. “The community support has been incredible,” he said. “Going into this with my sister Renee 14 years ago, I had no idea it would become so big. And to have this continue like it has is amazing — the area communities are filled with such love.”

Remington expressed special thanks to all the donating businesses for their generous support, as well as to Phil Downey of Totally Tuned Deejay for his services through the years. Remington said the money raised has been yielding results, as new therapies for recovery are being developed. “We are making a difference, and that’s important,” he said, adding that the Brant Lakebased fundraiser was closing in on the $500,00

mark. Although the dinner event has concluded, contributions in the form of a check are always welcome. They can be made out to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and sent to Scott Remington Family & Friends, 461 Pease Hill Rd., Brant Lake, NY 12815.

Chris O’Connor Memorial golf tourney held Saturday WARRENSBURG — A golf tournament memorializing a man with substantial impact in the Bolton community raised a robust sum for his family. The Chris O’Connor Charity Golf Tournament — held

May 4 at Cronin’s Golf Resort — was sponsored by Psi Phi Delta Fraternity, to which O’Connor belonged when he was in college at SUNY Pottsdam in the early 1990s. The 18-hole competition included lunch, contests, awards, prizes, a silent auction, and raffles. Proceeds are to benefit the O’Connor chil-

dren, resort proprietor John Cronin said. “We had a good crowd, about 80 or 90 golfers,” he said. “They had quite an enjoyable time, concluding after the fraternity members of Psi Phi Delta sang their fraternity songs — it’s an annual tradition.” O’Connor was very active in the Bolton community, sports and his church, according to his friends. O’Connor graduated from Bolton Central School in 1989. During this era, he began working as a sous chef for the

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Ellsworth North Warren VIP of Year By Thom Randall CHESTERTOWN — A woman who has dual high-profile roles in northern Warren County was lauded this week by leaders of the local communities she serves. Joanne Ellsworth, proprietor of Creative Opportunity preschool, and commander of American Legion Post 964 in Chestertown, has been named V.I.P. of the Year by the North Warren Chamber of Commerce. She will be honored Friday May 17 at the Chamber’s annual awards banquet. Ellsworth has not only instilled values of citizenship in the local youth, but as Legion commander for the last eight years, she’s inspired patriotism in adults and boosted community spirit in the region, local officials said this week. Town of Chester Supervisor Fred Monroe said May 7 that Ellsworth has played a key role in accomplishing many of the Legion’s recent projects. “Joanne has been a real spark plug in the American Legion,” he said, noting she had been involved in establishing the new Chestertown Veterans Memorial Plaza, and had helped coordinate various upgrades to the neighboring Legion Post — both sources of community pride. American Legion 2nd Vice Commander Joe Slattery praised Ellsworth for her role in presiding over local holiday ceremonies including the joint ChestertownBrant Lake Memorial Day services — as well as her work on the Legion’s various projects and activities. “Joanne’s a very good organizer and an eloquent speaker,” Slattery said. Monroe noted that Ellsworth had nurtured two generations of preschoolers, sparking a love of learning as well as building their character. He and others have observed that many of her pre-school graduates from many years ago have grown up and are now making valuable contributions to the

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Joanne Ellsworth, who serves as Commander of American Legion Post 964, delivers the keynote speech during 2012 Memorial Day ceremonies. Known for inspiring patriotism in others, she has been named V.I.P of the Year by the North Warren Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Joe Slattery

community as well as society as a whole. Ellsworth, however, deferred credit to others. “I appreciate the honor, but this award is really about the community, not about a V.I.P.,” she said. “I do enjoy getting kids interested in the world around them — and I really appreciate the community’s support.” Raised in Warrensburg, Ellsworth originally enlisted in the military after high school because she wanted to further her education, but she and her family couldn’t afford to pay for college, she said

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POTTERSVILLE — Area community leaders hailed Clarke and Barbara Dunham this week for launching an enterprise that has the potential of prompting a ressurection of downtown Pottersville. “Railroads on Parade,” named Business of the Year by the North Warren Chamber of Commerce, is a world-class model train museum that features award-winning layouts, with cityscapes crafted in intricate, realistic detail. This remarkable landmark is owned and operated by internationally acclaimed set designer Clarke Dunham and his wife Barbara — who are to be honored Friday May 17 at the Chamber’s annual awards banquet. “The Dunhams’ museum represents a remarkable investment in the future of Pottersville,” Chamber president Barbara Thomas said May 7. “Clarke and Barbara Dunham have done so much for the community and all of northern Warren County.” The Dunhams’ model train museum has been lauded as a major new regional attraction, expected to boost tourism and bolster the local economy, as it draws model train enthusiasts from around the nation to see its million-dollar layouts. Chestertown Supervisor Fred Monroe said Warren County is quite fortunate to have the Dunhams living and working within its borders. “It’s amazing they moved up here,” he said, noting the Dunhams operated set-design studios in Manhattan and Philadelphia, and they were nominated for Tony awards. Monroe’s daughter Keely worked for them at one time when Dunham’s Studios were creating costumes for a Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. “Their talents are a tremendous local resource, and it’s great to have them in town,” Monroe said.


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this week. She served in the U.S. Army on active duty for 7 years, specializing in Communications, followed by 20 years in the reserves. During her early years, Ellsworth transmitted messages and data — both digital and analog — in the pre-Internet days, stationed in such locations as Japan, Germany, and sites she isn’t willing to disclose. Her work started in the Viet Nam era and continued during the Gulf War.

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Barbara and Clarke Dunham’s passion for model trains and cityscapes — and their remarkable talents in set design — are legendary. Their enterprise, ‘Railroads on Parade’ museum in Pottersville, has been named the 2013 Business of the Year in Northern Warren County. Photo provided

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He added that Clarke Dunham has volunteered his time and expertise to outfit the local Town of Chester auditorium with advanced stage lighting and trusswork. “Clarke is an internationally recognized talent,” Monroe continued. “He’s brought a lot to the community.” Area community leaders have noted that the Dunhams have changed the streetscape of Pottersville, which has in recent years has endured economic hardship. Several years ago, the Dunhams took a boxy empty building and transformed it into an ornately crafted landmark. Clarke Dunham is the creator of the famed Citicorp train display in New York City as well as extensive model train layouts in Cincinnati, Chicago, Omaha and Williamsburg, Va. that have been viewed by more than 5 million people — and have been hailed as national attractions.

Above, the children of Creative Opportunity Preschool in Chestertown, an enterprise operated by Joanne Ellsworth, sing a patriotic song during the 2011 Memorial Day ceremonies. Ellsworth has been praised by others in the community for sparking the love of learning and building character in youngsters. Photo by Thom Randall

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from page 13 When her active duty concluded, Ellsworth settled in Chestertown with her husband Ron, and they raised three children. She is officially retiring this week from the Army reserves. In 1989, she opened the pre-school, and for many years, her students have sung at patriotic services and performed in community shows, to the delight of many. “I believe our country needs the spirit of patriotism to stay strong,” she said. In 2004 or so, Ellsworth took on the additional role of commander of the local Legion post. Since then, she’s helped coordinate various efforts to upgrade the Legion headquarters, including projects undertaken by two local Eagle Scouts — Kyle McKenzie’s work rehabilitating on the post’s interior, and Jacob Hill’s accomplishments in landscaping the premises, constructing a new Legion Post Sign and creating a parking lot. Ellsworth again deferred credit. “It was the boys and the community support that made it happen — individuals and businesses of the area have been so responsive to our needs.”

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This dream of 10 or so local skateboarders for a local skate park — following years of planning and fundraising by several dozen local teenagers, their parents, community leaders and youth advocates — is now destined to become a reality. The Lake George Skate Park is likely to be constructed in August, Lake George Mayor Robert Blais announced this week. When completed, the park is likely to host professional and amateur skateboarding competitions as well as be open to the public for recreational use. This latest development is due to reaching the goal of raising $60,000 — half of the project’s initial construction cost, Blais said. The skatepark is to be located on West Brook Road as a featured attraction in the Charles R. Wood Park at the south end of Lake George Village. While the idea was advocated in fall 2008 by local teenagers in the Act for Youth group, Blais as well as community activist Patricia Dow, leader of Communities Come Together, embraced the skatepark effort and promoted its development to accommodate local skateboarders as well as provide an additional tourist attraction. Dow, Blais many local teens and adults helped organize a campaign to raise money to build the park, and the Charles Wood Park was chosen as its site. The $60,000 raised leverages a state matching grant of $60,000. For about five years, fundraisers have included coin drops, spaghetti dinners, garage sales, a skateboard art show and special events, yielding more than $15,000. The Walter Marinelli Memorial Golf Tournament, raised over $15,500. Village officials pledged $20,000 and the Town of Lake George contributed $10,000. Frankie Cavone, now college-age, took a short break Tuesday from his job at local eatery Pizza Jerks to reflect on what the skate park project meant to him now. Over the last seven years, he’s been to local court four times for the breaking the local law prohibiting skateboarding on public property. “This is a dream come true, and it’s a good lesson for us, that if we stick together, work hard and never give up, we can accomplish our goals,” he said. “Patricia Dow dedicated so

At a Warren County Board of Supervisors’ meeting last August, county Youth Bureau Director Margaret Sing Smith introduced three youths involved in advocating the construction of the Lake George Skate Park (left to right): Frankie Cavone and Doug Quimby of Lake George and Nick Farry of Guilderland. Photo by Thom Randall

much of her time, going to meeting after meeting with local kids and giving them a voice — it’s unbelievable what she did, and Mayor Blais too — everyone put in their share.” The skate park is to be built in two phases. The initial stage consists of urban street features with hips, ledges and railings, as designed by local young skateboarders jointly with professional skatepark designers: Action Sports Design Team of Boston as well as Elan Planning of Saratoga Springs. Cavone said he and many other young adults — and local teenaged skateboarders following his peers — were happy they will soon have a world-class venue to conduct their chosen sport.

“We didn’t settle for something cheesy,” Cavone said. “I’ve been to skateparks all over the U.S. from Massachusetts to California, and I know our local park is going to be the best skate park in the Northeast.” Mayor Blais praised the local youth and their parents for their commitment and persistence, Patricia Dow for her dedication, and all those who donated time and money toward the skatepark project. “What a wonderfully rewarding experience to see this park finally reach its goal,” Mayor Blais said in a prepared statement. Patricia Dow also said she was pleased the skatepark would soon be a reality for the not only the local skaters, but for visitors.

“It’s really exciting to know this skatepark will be developed this fall,” she said, “particularly for the youth now graduated from high school, seeing the culmination of their years of involvement in this project.” Cavone agreed. “Lake George is a great community, and without the support of everyone, this wouldn’t have happened,” he said. “This feels really good, and it’s awesome for the kids.” Donations are still being accepted at the Lake George Village Hall for the second phase that will include two skate bowls and a donors’ paver entryway. For details on donating, call 668-5771.

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Friday, May 10

CHESTERTOWN — Awards reception for high school artists showcased in “ Youth Visions” exhibit, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. in Art in Chestertown Gallery, 6378 state Rte. 9. Free. Details: www. CHESTERTOWN — Story Hour & Sing-a-long with Wendy, 10:30 a.m. in Chester Library, Chester Municipal Center, 6307 Main St. Free. Details: 494-5384 or:

Friday-Sunday, May 10-12

BOLTON LANDING — Girlfriends’ Getaway, through weekend at The Sagamore Hotel. Relax, renew, refresh the spirit. Fitness classes, fashion show & luncheon, sessions of hula hooping, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, belly dancing, more. By advance reservation. Details: or: 644-3831. GLENS FALLS — Hyde House Guided Tours, 1 p.m. daily at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St. Take a one-hour tour of the historic Hyde House, an American Renaissance mansion built in 1912, the home of Charlotte and Louis Hyde who were among leading American art collectors. $. Details: 7921761 or:

Saturday, May 11

WARRENSBURG — Annual book sale, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Richards Library, 36 Elm St. On lawn if weather permits; live music, presentations by local authors. Free. Details: 623-3011. LAKE GEORGE — Prospect Mountain Road footrace, begins 9 a.m. at Lake George Forum, 2159 Canada St. 5.67-mile race up 1,601 feet to summit. Details: THURMAN — Woodlands ecology walk, 9:30 a.m.- noon at Fullerton Tree Farm, 955 Glen Athol Road, conducted by Stephen Warne. Sponsored by NY Forest Owners Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County. Walk to raise awareness of the serious challenges facing forests, as well as identifying trees, plants & wildlife habitat. Free. To register: call 623-3291 or email: NORTH CREEK — Concert: Ustaad Khan & Friends - Classical Indian Music, 7:30 p.m. at Tannery Pond Community Ctr. $. Details: 681-1715 or: GLENS FALLS — Drama: “Children of a Lesser God,” 7:30 p.m. in Charles Wood Theater, 207 Glen St. Student performance of a classic, award-winning play. Explores relationship between a speech therapist at a school for the deaf and a school employee. Performance interpreted for the deaf and hearing impaired. $. Details: 874-0800 or: NORTH CREEK — Artisans’ fiber art works exhibit reception for Charlene Leary & Friends, 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. at Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main St. Free. Details: 251-2740 or: STONY CREEK — Stump Jumpers’ Chicken & Biscuit dinner,

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 - 19 Stewart Ave., Bolton Landing, NY invites you to join us in Worship Service at 9 a.m. Sunday mornings. Join us after for refreshments and fellowship. Rev. John Chesney. First Baptist Church - (A.B.C. Affiliated) Summer hours starting May 5th. Sunday School at 9 a.m. Morning Worship at 10 a.m. For information, call 644-9103. First Baptist Church of Bolton Landing has a Facebook page. Rev. Edward Blanchard. Solid Rock Assembly of God - Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. Adult Worship Service and Children’s Church at 11 a.m. Thursday evening Bible Study with Sister Dale at 6 p.m. For information call Pastor Skip and Sister Dale Hults at 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; Eucharistic Adoration 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. first Saturday of the month; Faith Formation 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Parish life Director Kathie Sousa, D.Min. 644-3861, email BlessedSacrament@nycap., website BRANT LAKE Adirondack Missions of the Episcopal Church - 4943314 - Fr. Robert Limpert, Fr. Michael Webber, Fr. Dennis Pressley St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Sunday Eucharist 9 a.m. (see Adirondack Mission, above). Brant Lake Wesleyan - Morning worship 9 a.m., MCDONALD’S OF WARRENSBURG Warrensburg, NY • 518-623-3323 42352

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4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. hosted by the Stony Creek Volunteer Fire Co. Adults: $8; children 12 & under, $3. Proceeds go to the James Bills Family to help with cost of baby with cancer. Free delivery in town of take-out meals. Details: call 696-3121.

Saturday-Sunday, May 11-12

LAKE GEORGE — Mother’s Day Weekend Wine Tasting at Adirondack Winery, 285 Canada St. : Sat.- 11 a.m. -6 p.m.; Sun.11 a.m.-5 p.m. treat Mom to free samplings of wines, cheese, gourmet foods, chocolate. If children are away, Mom can bring in photo for this free offer. Details: 668-9463 or: www.

Sunday, May 12

NORTH CREEK — Special Mothers’ Day Train ride aboard the Saratoga-North Creek Railway. Luncheon excursion begins at 11:30 a.m. Three hours of spring vistas, socializing and fine food. Advance reservations only. Departs at 11:30 a.m. from Saratoga Springs Rail Station. For schedule, meal selections and reservations see: or call: 877-7267245. LAKE GEORGE — Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Cruise, noon- 2 p.m. aboard Lac du Saint Sacrement, Lake George Steamboat Co., 57 Beach Road. Mothers cruise for free. $. Details: 668-5777 ext. 4 or: GLENS FALLS — Family Discovery Day: “Art for Mom,” 1 p.m. at The Hyde Collection. 161 Warren St. Free. Details: 792-1761 or: Short tour, see works made by women and children create their own masterpiece for Mom. GLENS FALLS — “Forbidden Broadway” show, 7:30 p.m. in Charles Wood Theater, 207 Glen St. Award-winning satirical revue that parodies 25 or so Broadway shows. $. Details: or: 874-0800. GLENS FALLS — Elizabeth Pitcairn performs as guest artist with her legendary 1720 Stradivarius “Red Violin” with the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, 4 p.m. in the Glens Falls High School auditorium, 10 Quade St. Talk precedes with conductor Charles Peltz at 3:15 p.m. Music: Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto Kabalevsky, Colas Breugnon Overture. Rachmaninoff Symphony No 2. $. Details: 793-1348 or: Sunday-Saturday, May 12-18 LAKE GEORGE — Community Appreciation Week at Fort William Henry, 48 Canada St. Free admission to historic fort for residents of Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton and Essex counties. Free admission with proof of residency, like drivers license. Details: 668-5471 or:

Tuesday, May 14

GLENS FALLS — Film: “Red Tails,” 6:30 p.m. in Crandall Library, 251 Glen St.. Inspiring story of the courageous World War II Tuskegee Airmen who overcame racism as they fought for the U.S.. Free. Details: 792-6508 ext. 3 or:

POTTERSVILLE — Joint social mixer, Gore and North Warren chambers of commerce, 5:30-7 p.m. at Railroads on Parade model train museum, downtown. Light refreshments. Details: 494-2722. No RSVP required. LAKE LUZERNE — Open Spinning Night, 7 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main St. Details: 696-2400 or: Free/donation. GLENS FALLS — “ARTfull Afternoons,” 1:30-4:30 p.m. at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St. learn about specific artist, work of art or style. Create your own artwork in studio; for ages 6-12 with adult chaperone. Free. Details: 792-1761 ext. 327 or:

Thursday, May 16

CHESTERTOWN — Youth “Mad Science Club” session featuring ecosystem engineers (earthworms), 3:15 p.m., Town of Chester Library, Chester Municipal Center, 6307 Main St. Free. Details: 494-5384. WARRENSBURG — Environmental film: Agricultural and Environmental Documentary Film - “King Corn,” 7 p.m. in Grind ‘N Gears Cafe, 3897 Main St. Free, Details: 466-5497. NORTH CREEK — Art Walk, 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. downtown. Receptions and exhibitions of works by various local and regional artists. Free. Details: 251-2612 or: www.gorechamber. com. GLENS FALLS — Tours for Tots sessions, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 3:30-4:30 p.m. at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St. Museum tour, then children 0-5(with adult chaperone) create their own piece in the studio. Free. Details: 792-1761 ext. 17 or: GLENS FALLS — Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m., downtown. Artists receptions, exhibits at various galleries, traditional & iconoclastic. Free. details: www.artinthepubliceye. com. GLENS FALLS — Art exhibit reception for North Country Arts Center artists, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m., 2nd Floor Gallery, City Hall, 42 Ridge St. Free. Details: or: 321-4923.

Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18

LAKE GEORGE — Annual Spring Rummage & Bake Sale daily at Caldwell Presbyterian Church, 71 Montcalm St. Hours: Thurs.: 3-7 p.m., Fri.: noon- 6 p.m.; Sat.: 9-11 a.m. bag sale.

Friday-Sunday, May 17-19

THURMAN — Thurman Townwide Sale, all over Thurman. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. 518-623-9305. Find maps at sales near edges of town and online to guide you to old-fashioned yard sales, rain/shine where possible.

Friday, May 17

CHESTERTOWN — North Warren Chamber of Commerce’s annual V.I.P. & Business of the Year banquet, 5:30 p.m. at Green Mansions Golf Course” on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM. Joanne Ellsworth of Chestertown and Clarke & Barbara Dunham of “Railroads on Parade” in Pottersville to be honored. For details, call the Chamber.

Saturday, May 18

LAKE GEORGE — Perennial plant sale by the Lake George Community Garden Club, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Shepard Park, Canada St. Hundreds of hand-grown hardy perennials that


thrive in local gardens, plus handmade clay pots. Also: tag sale and baked goods sale. Event is fundraiser for the garden group. BRANT LAKE — Barney Barnhart Memorial Children’s Fishing Derby, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Brant Lake Mill Pond, Rte. 8 Brant Lake. A favorite annual community event. LAKE GEORGE — Annual London Broil Cookout, 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 72 Ottawa St. Includes baked potatos, seven-layer salad and parishioners’ famous desserts. Take-outs available starting at 5 p.m. Adults- $12, children- $4. Portion of proceeds donated to Adirondack Counseling Center. Details: 668-2001. CHESTERTOWN — Chicken & Biscuit Dinner, 5 p.m.- 7 p.m., Chestertown United Methodist Church, Church St. Hearty food, good hometown socializing. Adults- $9; Children- $5. Details: 494-3374. WARRENSBURG — Presentation: “Adirondack Trout Fishing - Past & Present,” 2 p.m. at Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, 3754 Main St. Talk and demo by local sportsman Mark Brown & friends. Museum is fully accessible. Entrance and parking at rear. For details, see or, or call 623-2207. STONY CREEK — “Eat Drink & Be Merry” benefit buffet dinner, 4-8 p.m. at The Stony Creek Inn. Fundraiser for Stony Creek Chamber of Commerce. $15.00 buffet, or a choice of chef’s specials. Soup & salad included. $5 dessert table. 50-50 raffles. Details: 696-2394 or:

Sunday, May 19

WARRENSBURG — Reception celebrating completion of Warrensburgh Bicentennial exhibit, in the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History. Display offers a review in photos and text of the town’s past from first settlement in 1783 to the present. Many never-before-shown artifacts from the museum’s vast collection are also on display. Society’s famous homemade desserts to be served. Museum is fully accessible. Entrance and parking at rear. For details, call 623-2207 or see or:

Wednesday, May 22

GLENS FALLS — Workshops on Domestic Violence and the workplace, 7 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. at the Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge St. Breakfast & registration, 7 a.m. Session: “Domestic Violence: a Workplace Issue,” 7:30 a.m.- 9 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. “Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking & Bullying in the Workplace,” noon- 1:30 p.m. Details & registration, contact Jeanne Noordsy at: or: 793-6212. Registration deadline, May 10.

Friday, May 24

NORTH RIVER — Award-winning Christian singer-songwriter Wade Hammond in concert, 7 p.m. at North River United Methodist Church, 194 13th Lake Road. A community pot-luck dinner precedes at 5:30 p.m., and area residents are invited to bring a favorite covered dish. Offerings accepted at the concert. Details: call Amy Sabattis at 251-2519.


BOLTON — Spring nature programs at various days and times at Up Yonda Farm environmental education center, Rte. 9N north of Bolton Landing. Programs include topics like bird watching, animal habitat, solar energy, aquatic adventures, hikes. Trails, nature museum, wildlife pond, guided walks.

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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 - Doug Meyerhoff, Service 10:00 a.m. Phone 494-3374 (office phone) 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 Catholic Church - Riverside Drive & Church Street. Saturday Vigil at 5:30 p.m. (Starting November 24th will change to 4:00 p.m); Sunday Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Rev. John O’Kane. 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, 518-695-3766 DIAMOND POINT Jesus is Lord Campground Campfire Service Friday night campfire service with smores etc. starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday Morning in July & August 8:30-9:30 a.m. followed by fellowship & food. 518-623-9712. 264 Diamond Point Rd., Exit 23, Diamond Point, NY. Nondenominational Christian Service - All welcomed - Children welcomed but no child care provided. 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. Lynn Ashley, Consulting Mininster. (handicapped accessible, welcoming congregation) 793-1468. Web site: ADIRONDACK GENERAL STORE “A Touch of Country” 899 East Shore Drive, Adirondack, NY 494-4408 42346

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First United Methodist Church - 78 Montcalm Street, Lake George, N.Y. 12845, Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Rev. Meridith Vanderminden. 743-8756. Grace Communion International -Worship Services every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 56 Mohican St., Lake George, NY 12845. Pastoral team leader: Mary Williams. To confirm services please call: Mary at 518696-5788 or 518-696-5666 or David Lafforthun at 518-882-9145. 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 Terry Mosholder. Call or leave a message 251-2906. St. James Catholic Church - Main St., North Creek. Sunday Service at 8:30 a.m. (Starting November 24th additional Vigil at 5:30 p.m.); Pastor Rev. John O’Kane. Seventh Day Adventist Church - Bird Pond Rd., North Creek. Sabbath School 9:45 a.m.; Church Service 11:30 a.m. NORTH RIVER United Methodist Church - Service and church school at 10 a.m. For information call 251-4071. QUEENSBURY Harrisena Community Church - 1616 Ridge Road, Queensbury, NY 12804. Summer Schedule- Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m., Children’s Church, Sunday 9 a.m.. PandaMania Vacation Bible School, August 8 - 12, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Now registering. Offer youth program for teens, adult bible study, children’s Sunday school, scholarship program. Rev. LaMont Robinson. 792-1902. Web site: POTTERSVILLE Christ Church Episcopal - Sunday Eucharist 12 p.m. Father Jim Loughren. (518) 644-9613, email: Pottersville United Methodist Church - Worship 8:15 a.m. Pastor Paul Winkleman, 251-2482. SonRise 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. Pastor Benjamin Bahr 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 10 a.m.; Worship Service 11 a.m.; Fellowship Dinner 12:30 p.m.; Afternoon Praise 1:30 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 p.m. Pastor Rex Fullam. 518-696-2552.

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.; Afternoon Service 1 p.m.; Wednesday prayer service 6:30 p.m. Rev. Nathan 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. Praise and Prayer 9 a.m., Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Visitors always welcome! Come as you are. 518-623-3023. Pastor Nancy Barrow. First Presbyterian Church - 2 Stewart Farrar Ave., Worship 10 a.m. with coffee hour following. For more details, call Rev. Lucy Harris at 623-2723. 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 Church of The Holy Cross - Sunday Eucharist 8 & 10 a.m.; coffee hour follows each service; Wednesday 7 p.m. Healing Mass; Thursday 7 a.m. Mass; The Reverend Thomas J. Pettigrew. 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.; Adult Study 9:45 a.m.; Worship Service 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 mid-week. 7 p.m. Ron Burdett, Pastor. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses - Sunday Public Talk 9:30 a.m. and Watchtower 10:05 a.m. 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. 5-11-13 • 42345

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investment made by the resort’s parent company, Ocean Properties Ltd. “Our summers have been busier and busier, and so were our holidays, and it was determined this was the base we needed to stay open through the winter,” Guay said. Guay said the announcement of year-round operations was made via email Friday to the resort’s 200 or so employees. Those working at the resort were told in person, and many showed their enthusiasm one way or another, he said. “The employees were excited about the news,” he said. During peak season, The Sagamore will be employing as many as 650 people, Guay said. Although Guay wouldn’t get specific about how many more winter jobs would be restored, local officials said it would be dozens more than in recent years. Attending the media luncheon Friday, state Assemblyman Dan Stec commented on the announcement. “This is wonderful news for the entire Lake George region, Stec said. “Undoubtedly the Sagamore’s employees welcome this news, but also it speaks to the health of the economy in the entire Lake George area. This is fabulous.” Lake George Chamber of Commerce president Michael Consuelo offered his thoughts. “This will draw more attention to our region as a year-round destination,” he said, noting that Bolton businesses will now be able to stay open off-season, boosting their prosperity. Guay made the announcement minutes before he conducted a tour of the most recent changes at the resort. Improvements this year include refurbishing the Lodge suites and rooms, renovating the Sagamore Conference Center and reconstructing the Spa and Salon. The conference center now features a new color scheme, new multi-colored stone slate flooring, distinctive carpeting, chandeliers and furnishings — including lobby tables with massive rustic burl supports. Also, two new wellappointed executive board rooms a have been constructed. The Lodge suites and rooms have been modernized with all-new stainless steel appliances, new cabinets and built-ins, as well as a make-

Tom Guay, General Manager of The Sagamore in Bolton Landing, led a tour of the resort’s premises Friday May 3 to show local officials and media representatives the newest renovations to its facilities and grounds. Immediately before the tour, Guay announced that the Sagamore, a key employer in the region, would be resuming operations year-round, and local officials hailed the news. Since 2008, the resort had closed down during the off-season. Photo by Thom Randall

over with “Adirondack-chic” decor. The reconstruction of the spa and salon includes a new array of 14 spa treatment rooms, 11 massage rooms, and new hair styling, pedicure and manicure stations — four each — and a lounge where guests can relax and socialize, as well as new rest room facilities The spa’s lobby features a sweeping installation of blonde hardwood and glass as well as soft lighting and contemporary fixtures. After touring the resort to see all the upgrades, Conover said he was impressed.

“The owners have made a tremendous investment in their facilities and we’re thrilled — this means so much to the whole community,” Conover said. Guay declined to say how much these most recent upgrades cost. Conover noted that the hotels and inns in the town of Bolton generates a full 25 percent of Warren County’s income from accommodations, and the Sagamore now being open yearround with its new upgrades is likely to have a big impact on the county’s revenue — through

sales and occupancy tax. He also said that the resort’s local suppliers, as well as shops and businesses in the region would also benefit from the Sagamore’s changes. “Lake George is considered the Queen of American Lakes, and The Sagamore is the jewel of the queen’s crown,” he said. The Sagamore, considered a national landmark and offering elegant accommodations for more than 100 years, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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STONY CREEK — A community meal is planned to help the James Bills family meet the expenses associated with medical treatment for their baby who is ill with cancer. A Chicken and Biscuit dinner is to be held 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Saturday May 11 by the Stony Creek Volunteer Fire Department. The cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children 12 & under. Free delivery of take-out meals in town is available. For details, call 696-3121.

EDWARD (ED) G. LAPELL SEP 06, 1925 - FEB 17, 2013 Edward (ED) G. LaPell 87 a lifetime resident of North Creek, NY, passed away on February 17, 2013 there will be a Celebration of Life at the Scout Hall in North Creek, NY on May 18, 2013 at 1pm.

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CHESTERTOWN — The Town of Chester Library Board of Trustees is now inviting local citizens to join the board. The volunteer board meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Those interested in the community are encouraged to contact the library at 494- 5384. Area residents are asked to save the date of Thursday Aug. 1 for the library’s annual cocktail party fundraiser, set for 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., which boosts the facility’s endowment fund. Invitations will be mailed out shortly, a trustee said this week.

Sessions on domestic violence set

GLENS FALLS — Two workshops examining domestic violence and workplace issues are scheduled for May 22 at the Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge St. The deadline for registrations is May 10. A morning session, which begins at 7 a.m. is titled “Domestic Violence: a Workplace Issue. The workshop is followed by lunch. The seminar “Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking & Bullying in the Workplace” is to be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Event sponsors include the Warren County District Attorney’s office, and the NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence. For details & registration, contact Jeanne Noordsy at: or: 793-6212.


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2004 FORD F250 Super Duty, Super Cab, V8, 6.0 diesel, 4x4, 8'box, Jericho cap, many accessories, 7' plow, 156,000 miles, in good mechanical condition. $10,500. 518232-3815.

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2005 CHEVROLET Silverado 1500 Extended Cab Red/Gray 80,200 miles, 4WD, 8' bed, Rhino Liner, HD suspension, tow package, locking diff. Light use, fully maintained. $11,500. 518494-7349

2000 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 .............................$3,995 2000 Ford Expedition • 3 Seats ........................$1,695 2000 VW Beetle • Yellow ..................................$2,495 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT..............................$2,495 1999 Chrysler Concorde....................................$1,995 1999 DOdge Caravan ........................................$1,795

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The dos and don’ts of basement finishing command and secure permits while having all work inspected. DON’T overlook adequate lighting in your refinishing plan. A basement is likely one area of the house that has limited natural light pouring in. With traditionally small windows, or no windows at all, a basement needs ample lighting in its design scheme. This may include a combination of overhead and task lighting. Ample lighting will help the room feel like part of the house and not just a forgotten storage area. DO take into consideration moisture issues in the basement. Many basements are plagued by moisture issues ranging from water seepage to condensation forming on walls. These situations may vary depending on the weather throughout the year. Certain materials may need to be used to mitigate water issues before finishing can take place. The installation of water-barrier systems, drainage, sump pumps, or encapsulation products could drive up the cost of a basement renovation. It is essential to have a professional assess the basement water issues prior to starting any finishing work. DON’T simply cover up potential hazards, such as mold or mildew. Have them treated instead. Otherwise, you could have a breeding ground behind drywall that could lead to unsafe conditions in the home. DO have a radon test. Radon is a hidden killer that can cause lung cancer. Because it occurs naturally in the soil and water surrounding a home and is impossible to detect without a specialized test, many people are unaware of the presence of radon until it is too late. Radon may be more concentrated in the basement, where the foundation is touching the soil. Therefore, rule out radon before considering renovation of a basement area. DON’T limit furniture choices to one type. You may need to be flexible in your furniture

An unfinished basement allows homeowners to transform the room into anything they desire. But there are some dos and don’ts to finishing a basement, including ensuring the project adheres to local building codes. choices, even selecting modular pieces, like sectionals, because entryways to basements may have small doorways or obstructions that make adding furniture more challenging. DO keep the possibility of flooding in the back of your head. Homes that are near waterways or at low elevation may be at risk of flooding. Basements are especially susceptible to flood damage. Therefore, think about the practicality of finishing a basement if you are

prone to flooding. If you decide to move ahead, take certain precautionary measures, such as keeping electrical wiring up higher and using a more water-resistant flooring material, like tile or vinyl. House important electronics and items on shelves so they are not at ground-level. Finishing a basement is a job that can add a lot of usable space to a home. Go about the project in the right way to keep within budget and have a room that is safe and functional.


Remodeling a basement is a popular home improvement project. A finished basement makes the space more functional and, when done correctly, can add a considerable amount of living space to a home. Finishing a basement pays dividends in additional space in a home that doesn’t require the same level of investment as putting an addition on the house. Also, the groundwork for a finished room is already there, as most basements are already set up with a poured concrete floor and some walls, usually cinder blocks. Some electrical components, plumbing and the creature comforts of drywall and a more inviting floor might be all that’s necessary to finish a basement. The process can be labor-intensive, and many people prefer to leave it to a professional contractor. Whatever finishing method is chosen, homeowners should follow the proper procedures when doing the work. DO start with a detailed plan. Measure out the basement and mark any items that cannot be moved, such as a furnace, water heater or pipes. Create a design board that showcases the materials you plan to use on the project. Think about ways you plan to arrange furniture and consider all of the possible uses for the room. Will it be a home theater? Will someone be sleeping down there? Each scenario will require certain amenities and safety requirements. DON’T plan to finish the entire basement. Doing so will leave you without a storage or utility area where you house holiday decorations, tools, luggage and similar items. DO get the scoop on building codes. Knowing what the municipality allows in basement remodeling will help you to customize a plan that is functional, safe and legal. No one wants to be slapped with fines for failing to follow the rules. Plus, failure to meet building codes could mean the work that has been done must be torn out and redone. It pays to follow the chain of


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How to treat a termite problem in your home Plants and gardens touching exterior walls of the home may provide the r i g h t environment for a termite colony.

Termites are houseguests few homeowners want to experience. With their reputation for voracity and the damage they can inflict on a home, termites are something most people want to avoid at all costs. If termites are already a problem or something homeowners simply want to prevent, there are effective ways to banish these unwelcome guests or keep them from ever entering a home.

What is a termite?

Treating termites

Many people do not even know they have a termite problem until that problem has escalated. Because they remain hidden most of the time, termites can be difficult to detect. Incidences of soft wood or visual recognition of swarming termites that occur in the spring can indicate that termites could be residing in a structure or nearby. There are different types of termites, and proper identification is necessary to find the correct treatment option. Unlike other pests, termites are pests whose detection and removal is best left to a professional who can recognize the subtle signs. He or

tions of the structure may have to be removed and rebuilt. This also may help alleviate some of the scent trails termites use to travel to and from nests and food sources.

Other termite prevention tips

There are other tactics to prevent a termite problem. * Don’t store firewood in contact with the ground. * Use chemically treated wood for building structures. * Disguise wood by painting it or using a shellac or varnish. Termites may not like the taste of treated wood. * Prevent hidden entry points where termites can go unseen. * Remove cardboard, newspaper, cotton materials and any other cellulose from the floor. * Vent kitchens and baths so that they will not trap moisture.



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Termites are small social insects that have the capability to destroy wood. Sometimes they are mistaken for ants, but the two insects are quite different. Termites are actually close relatives to the cockroach. Many termites appear as white or light-colored and may seem translucent. Winged termites are darker in color. Termites have a grub-shaped body but, unlike ants, no discernable hourglass-shaped waist. Also, their antennae are straight and look beaded, like a string of pearls, while ants have elbowed antennae. Another way to differentiate ants from

termites is that termite eyes are very small or nonexistent, while ants’ eyes are clearly visible. Termites live in a nest or colony in large numbers. Their primary food source is plant fiber, known as cellulose. Most termites are rarely seen unless they are swarming or if their nest or a portion of wood has been opened revealing the insects inside.

she will identify certain signs of an infestation, such as mud-looking material on wooden surfaces, discarded wings from a swarm, piles of sawdust, termite tubes running outdoors from the soil to a home, buckling paint, and other indications. There are different ways to prevent or treat a termite infestation. To prevent termites, there are applications of termiticides that are put into the soil surrounding a home or structure. Also, removal of moisture in and around the house is key because termites need moist conditions for survival. Poisoning of nests is also a treatment option. If termites already have infiltrated a home, fumigation may be necessary to remedy that problem. However, fumigation is not always effective at killing eggs and all of the termites. Most exterminators will use a combination of treatments to rid a home of termites. If extreme wood damage has occurred, por-

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Prepare a deck or patio for entertaining

When refurbishing outdoor entertaining areas, emphasize comfort, safety and functionality.

Few things are better than having a functional and beautiful outdoor space to entertain guests. Having a great outdoor space enables a person to host parties or intimate gatherings all year long. Establishing an entertaining space and maintaining that space are essential when planning another year of fun in the sun. There are many things homeowners can do to ensure their entertaining space is safe and functional. As the season approaches, include some landscaping and decorating components to your preparatory plans to make the space as comfortable and aesthetically appealing as possible. Here are a few key tips for readying your yard for entertaining possibilities. Expand on these basics to customize an area for your unique needs. * Check the area for any needed repairs. Prior to your first entertaining session, look over the deck or patio to take note of any flaws that may present safety hazards. Are there any loose railings? Are all screws and nails flush so they do not cause tripping?


Are there any cracks in concrete or loose patio blocks? Be sure to remedy all of the repairs needed to ensure guests will be safe. If you are unsure of any structural deficits, consult with a contractor. * Hire a reputable contractor. If you are just laying the groundwork for a new patio or deck, it is important to get the necessary permits and then hire a person who has been properly vetted. Check qualifications and licensing before hiring a contractor and ask to view a portfolio of his or her previous work. Word-of-mouth recommendations from trusted friends and family members are good, and you can also double-check qualifications by contacting the Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been lodged or use a service such as Angie’s List to read reviews of his or her work. * Think about closing in a portion of a deck or patio. The use of a canopy, netting or even greenery to protect an entertaining space can help minimize weather-related damage to outdoor furniture. Netting will keep a good number of biting insects at bay when the weather is warm and humid. Having a bit of concealment also means you can create a private space that isn’t easily viewed by neighbors or passersby. * Plan well-defined areas.

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Cleaning and maintaining carpeted floors Much like paint, carpeting can quickly transform the look of a room. Carpeting can be a durable flooring material, but it will need upkeep to look its best. Carpeting that will be in high-traffic areas, such as halls and entryways, may require the most TLC. Routine vacuuming is necessary to dislodge dust and dirt particles. But at some point a more thorough cleaning may be necessary.

up the spill until much of the offending item is removed before adding any type of cleaning agent. Test the cleaning product in an inconspicuous area prior to using it on the spill to ensure it will not damage or discolor the carpet. Work from the outside of the stain and move inward to keep the stain from spreading outward. Use a plush, white towel to blot up any remaining moisture and spill. The towel also will help to fluff up the pile of the carpet.


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Frequent vacuuming will prolong the life of the carpet by preventing a buildup of particles inside of the carpet fiber that can eventually cause friction and sever carpet fibers. Use of a crevice tool and other attachments can enable cleaning in the corners where the carpet meets baseboards and moldings. When vacuuming larger rooms, divide the room into separate areas and tackle each area separately before moving on to another portion of the room. Take time when vacuuming carpet. Plush carpets will trap dirt more easily than a thinner or less dense carpet, so more passes of the vacuum might be necessary. Overlap strokes in a crisscross pattern to get at dirt at different angles. Pet hair and vacuumed particles of food can create odor inside of the vacuum bag. Therefore, think about adding baking soda or an odor-relieving product designed to be used when vacuuming.

Treating spills

Spills are one thing that homeowners in carpeted homes may fear. If not addressed quickly, liquid or food may permanently damage a carpet. It is adviseable to manage a spill as soon as it happens to reduce the liklihood that it will contribute to a permanent stain. Carefully blot

Dirt and germs can be tracked into the house on the bottom of shoes. Eventually this material can be deposited on carpets, which then becomes lodged inside the fibers. To reduce the amount of dirt tracked in, make it a rule to take off shoes upon entering the house. If pets are the culprits of tracked-in dirt, keep a towel by the door and wipe the animal’s paws before allowing it to roam through the house.

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If you don’t already own a steam-cleaner, they can be rented for a fraction of the cost of buying one. Together with steam, a cleaning solution is usually part of the procedure. The steam and cleaning product will loosen and dissolve dirt and then the dirty remains will be sucked up into a receptacle to be emptied. Steam cleaning is one of the easiest methods of thoroughly cleaning carpeting and reviving it to look as good as new. Many homeowners are quite surprised to see how much dirt can be removed from the carpet by using a steamcleaner. Intermittent use of a steam spot cleaner can help keep high-traffic areas of the home and stairs clean or treat a persistent stain that doesn’t respond to hand cleaning.

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There is a misconception that area rugs are used in lieu of carpeting, but both can be used together. An area rug may be placed near an entryway to catch dirt from shoes before it is tracked elsewhere in the house. Area rugs can be used under a dining table where the frequent pulling out and pushing in of chairs may wear down carpeting.

Static electricity can plague people who live in homes with carpeting, especially during cool, dry weather. Placing a dryer sheet on the bottom of a dry sponge mop and then running it over the carpet can alleviate static. This will help prevent those annoying shocks or even damage to electronic equipment from static shocks.

Including an island in a kitchen redesign rotisserie cookers, microwaves, coffee makers, and various other countertop appliances. These appliances can take up valuable real estate that’s sorely missed when preparing meals. An island can be used solely for cooking and preparation, and some homeowners have incorporated cutting boards and a prep sink into the design of the island.

Homeowners planning a kitchen remodel are no doubt considering whether to include a kitchen island in the new design. When the space allows, an island can be a fine way to enhance the look of a kitchen and impart an upscale appeal. Interest in kitchen islands has grown steadily for the past several decades. Introduced in the 1970s, islands became a popular place for guests to congregate and provided extra counter space for meal preparation and entertaining. The suburban migration led to bigger homes with larger kitchens. Through the 1980s and 1990s, homes grew even larger, and islands became a popular feature of kitchens across the country. Although there are many benefits to an island in the kitchen, there are also some disadvantages to kitchen islands. Weighing all the options can help homeowners design a kitchen layout that is functional, affordable and practical for the space they have.


Expense is a leading negative factor with regard to a kitchen island. The additional material necessary and the labor involved in installation may bust some homeowners’ budgets. Stationary islands can cost several thousand dollars to install, and this is money a homeowner may be better off investing elsewhere. In smaller kitchens, an island may be impractical because of the space limitation. Islands are typically at the heart of the kitchen and may interfere with walking space or cause clearance issues when the refrigerator door or cabinet doors are open. For homeowners who find space is at a premium in the kitchen, an island may not be the best idea. However, a rolling island that can be moved into position when needed, then stored in a convenient, out-of-the-way location might be a viable option. Kitchen islands are popular components of home designs. Before homeowners engage in any kitchen renovation that may include the incorporation of an island, they should know the advantages and disadvantages.


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How to repair unsightly bald spots in your lawn Lawn care aficionados know how a single bald spot can make an otherwise luscious lawn look worn down and poorly maintained. A bald spot can stick out like a sore thumb, while several bald spots can compro mise a home’s curb appeal. Treating bald spots typically depends on what is causing the bald spot. Bugs, dryness, pet waste and damage from mowers are some of the more common causes of bald spots. The following is a breakdown of these different causes and how best to address each situation so you can restore your lawn to its natural beauty.


some type of structure that makes it difficult for other people’s pets to access your lawn. When it’s your own pet causing the damage, address the spots where your pet relieves itself as quickly as possible. Watering the area within eight hours can significantly reduce the risk of lawn damage by diluting the nitrogen levels. Another way to address the issue is to encourage the animal to use various spots in the yard, rather than continually using the same spot. Flush each area with water immediately after the pet is finished. If the damage is already considerable, remove the damaged grass and

reseed the spot.

Mower Damage

Sometimes Mother Nature and man’s best friend are not the culprit with regard to bald spots on your lawn. Human error can cause bald spots, too. Dull mower blades or grass that is cut too low can cause bald spots. Fortunately, this is easily remedied. To avoid bald spots, make sure mower blades are sharpened at the beginning of each mowing season, as dull blades damage the grass, which is then forced to use valuable nutrients to

treat torn grass, weakening the lawn over time. When mowing, make sure you’re not cutting too low so the soil can retain as much moisture as possible. This will necessitate more frequent mowing, but this, too, can prevent bald spots, as it ensures those parts of the grass that contain chlorophyll will not be removed. Bald spots can turn a pristine lawn into an eyesore. But treating bald spots can be easy and, when done effectively, the lawn can be restored quickly.

A lawn can go dry because of drought in the summertime or during the winter months when there is not much rain or snowfall. Homeowners cannot change the weather, but they can help their lawn avoid becoming the burned or yellowed turf that often results after extended periods of dryness. Fertilizing the lawn during the spring and summer is a good first step. This helps the lawn grow in healthy and thick. Once you have fertilized, don’t cut the grass too short. When grass is cut too short, the soil struggles to retain moisture, which can eventually lead to bald spots if weather conditions are dry. During especially dry periods in the summer, watering might be necessary. You won’t have to water frequently, but be sure to water deeply so the water can reach the roots of the grass.

Pet Waste

Waste from pets can cause bald spots on a yard. This might surprise some homeowners, but pet waste contains a high level of concentrated nitrogen that, when applied to a lawn, can burn the grass and cause bald spots. Urine is most likely to cause bald spots, but fecal matter can as well. When addressing the problem of pet waste on your lawn, make sure no one else’s pets are the cause of the problem.Neighbors out walking their dogs should be discouraged from allowing their dogs to use your lawn as a restroom. If this does not work, then erect a fence or

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Milder temperatures and longer days mean winter is fast becoming a distant memory. However, environmentally conscious homeowners know that the arrival of warmer weather also means the likelihood of increased air-conditioner use and higher energy bills. With more green solutions available on the market, homeowners can make informed decisions of how to “green” their home while living comfortably all year long and saving money. Simple and inexpensive changes, such as replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights, can make a noticeable impact on monthly energy usage. Some homeowners also consider installing small roof-mounted, solar hot water systems to minimize their carbon footprint and utility bills. While these eco-solutions can help homeowners make the transition to living green, one area that homeowners usually do not consider is their home’s envelope – that is the home’s walls, windows, ceiling and floors. The U.S Department of Energy Savers suggests that air leakage from these areas can account for up to 40 percent of the energy lost by your home. When considering the amount of energy lost daily due to air leakage, homeowners are potentially losing thousands of dollars annually on air that is

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Managing diffi cult yard situations Sandy soil

Many homeowners aim for a picture perfect lawn complete with rolling acres of soft, green grass. But Mother Nature may have other things in mind, providing homeowners with less-than-stellar growing conditions for their lawns, plants and other foliage. Frustration can mount when a yard is muddy, is especially shady or has soil that doesn’t seem to grow a thing. In such instances, homeowners may have to go the extra mile to get the yard they desire.

Grass and other plants may not grow well with sandy or clay soil. Again, amending the soil is one way to remedy the problem. Although it will take some work at the outset, amending the soil can improve conditions and reduce how much maintenance the lawn needs. Digging down several inches and adding nutrient-rich filler soil will help create conditions that are better for growing. Those who are interested in planting vegetables could opt for raised garden beds above the challenging soil.

Irrigation issues

Improper drainage or low-lying areas in a yard may contribute to a muddy mess. Soil that is inhospitable for grass also may end up causing muddy patches because the grass simply does not grow. In some cases, remedying a muddy yard is easy and inexpensive. Some homeowners find that tilling the soil and amending it with a fiber mulch helps to absorb extra water and make the conditions better for lawn seeds to sprout. This also helps to aerate compacted soil that can hinder grass growth. Adding soil fill also may help to level low-lying areas that can be puddling. Some homeowners find that they need to do a little more work and spend some more money to fix irrigation issues. Installing a draining system or having the property sloped to draw water away can sometimes be done by a homeowner but is often best left to a professional. You may need to dig trenches, and the property may need to be regraded to make a difference.


Sometimes a yard is problematic because of the amount of sunshine it receives. Too much sunshine can scald certain grasses, while inadequate sunshine may result in bare patches where grass won’t grow. If cost is no object, removing or planting trees to establish better growing conditions could be an option. However, today there are many grass blends that are tailored toward specific sunlight scenarios. Homeowners may find that low-light blends will grow better in shady areas. For those who are finding no luck with grass blends, it may just be necessary to think creatively. Plant shade-loving plants, such as ferns or ground cover, where the grass won’t take. Design the landscape so it looks intentional. Flagstone and slate placed in certain areas also may mask temperamental growing areas.

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Fences are one way to deter deer from entering a yard and dining on your garden. Keep in mind that deer can jump fences that are quite tall, but they have to be especially motivated to jump an eight-foot-tall fence. Still, they tend to be weary about scaling a fence when they cannot see what is on the other side. Therefore, if you are fencing out deer, choose a fence that camouflages the garden well and completely encloses the area to be protected. If you do not want the fence to be solid, consider putting stakes or thorny plants within the garden so that the deer will hesitate to jump into the garden.

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Creating a beautiful and bountiful garden is a popular pastime for people all across the country. It is important to keep in mind that aesthetically appealing plants may be appetizing to area wildlife, including deer. Those who do not want their gardens to turn into all-you-can-eat buffets for deer, rabbits and other wild animals can take a more proactive approach to gardening. Deer are opportunists who will no doubt see your garden as a salad bar ripe with all of their favorite foods. As housing developments continue to encroach on the natural habitats of deer and other animals, these animals are becoming more visible. Keeping deer at bay involves some work and maintenance on the part of a homeowner. There are safe and humane methods to repelling deer, or at least blocking access to the plants worth protecting. Here are the main ways to deer-proof a garden.

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deer decides that something will not present a threat, the deer can adapt to its presence. Motion-activated devices may not work, nor the presence of pets. Predator urine is typically an effective way at keeping deer at bay. Bottled coyote urine can be quite effective, although human urine may work as well. Reapplying the product weekly around the plants is a good idea.

Repel the Deer

There are many organic or chemically-based products on the market that deer may find offensive to the taste or smell. Hot pepper, sulfur and eggs or even the use of soapy water have been successful in certain instances. The use of blood meal or even human hair around the garden may repel the deer and keep them on a different foraging path. However, remember that any deer that is very hungry may ignore unpleasant tastes or smells for a quick bite.

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some species of plants and trees that deer will avoid. Filling your garden with these plants can help you maintain a beautiful, albeit untasty, environment for deer. When planting annuals, select among: * Alyssum * Begonias * Calendula * Celosia * Dianthus * Foxglove * Geraniums * Parsley * Poppy * Snapdragons In terms of perennials, plant these items once, and deer could stay away: * Ageratum * Anemone * Astibe * Bearded iris * Catmint * Honeysuckle * Lantana * Monkshood * Rock rose * Rosemary * Soapwort * Wisteria Plant these herbs alongside flowers for even more protection: * Chives * Eucalyptus * Garlic * Mint * Thyme * Wintergreen Gardeners who use a combination of methods to keep deer out of their yards and gardens may have a higher success rate at deterring these animals.

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Identifying your garden preferences A personal garden is only limited by the constraints of a person’s imagination. The vast array of plants and flowers available from all over the world can turn anyone’s yard into a melange of functional spaces. When designing a garden, many homeowners do not know where to begin. Much like decorating the interior of a home, how a garden landscape is executed depends on various factors.

Climate and conditions

The foremost consideration when planting a garden is the climate where the garden will be located. Planting items that are not conducive to growing in certain conditions can be counterintuitive and a waste of money and effort. Prospective gardeners must become familiar with the hardiness zones of their region prior to making any plans. This will help you to determine which types of plants will thrive on your landscape. Once this is determined, examination of the soil and conditions on the property is also helpful. Taking this step will help identify any plant deterrents, such as poor soil quality and

pH as well as any pests that may impede plant growth. If you live in a hot, sandy location, lush tropical plants may not thrive. Therefore, even if you desire a Mediterranean look, you may have to settle for something that works better with your landscape conditions.

Style of the home

Landscaping designs often tie into the architectural style of a home. For example, an extensive Asian-inspired garden complete with koi pond and bonsai may look odd in front of a log home. Keep architecture in mind when planning a garden so the look of the home you present is cohesive and fits with the community and immediate vicinity.

Design preferences

Are you a free spirit who doesn’t conform to convention with firm boundaries? Or are you one who likes order and things in their place? Knowing what makes you tick will help you to choose a gardening style that will be easier to maintain and also make you feel comfortable. For example, prairie-style planting or wildflower gardens are dramatic ways to create natural points of color over a large area. Most plants are allowed to grow as they may. Those who like a dreamy ethereal feel to their gardens may be inspired by cottage designs, where generously filled Windows • Doors • Window Treatments • Vinyl Siding borders overflow into a flower and foliage paradise. Call For If you are more inclined to follow the rules and like an orFREE derly landscape, a parterre, or ESTIMATE! formal planting bed, may be more your style. When carefully pruned, box hedging can show off symmetry and geomfor credit qualified etry in your space. Some people are more foWe Repair Cellular Shades cused on the accents in their ON PREMISES gardens than the plants themSee Paul Spinelli selves. Modern architecture 26905 pairs well with a contemporary style that blends minimalist accents and easy-to-maintain “The Window & Door Specialists” plants. SEE PAUL SPINELLI • • 108 Main Street, Queensbury, Across from Pizza Hut Although you can change plants in your garden, invest745-5399 • 361-3929 • Fully insured • Free Estimates & Residential Installations On Window Treatments

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Promote safety around the home

items. Others are smart choices to have on hand. Although not all injuries around the home can be foreseen, the majority of them are preventable. With a combination of certain safety items on hand and precautionary actions, home-related

injuries can be reduced. * Fire extinguisher: This can be kept on hand for minor fires. * Smoke alarm: These alert to the presence of smoke, which could be indicative of a home fire.

How to reduce noise in the home

Noise in a home is a problem that can affect just about anyone. Noise can occur inside or be the product of noisy situations outside of the home. Eventually these sounds can try a homeowner’s patience, but there are various ways to cope with noise. * Reduce the human scope of noise. If video games are noisy, encourage children to wear headphones so the entire household is not subjected to the sounds of the game. Set limits on the volume of the television and try to keep only one set on at a given time in the house, particularly if televisions are located in rooms where doors cannot be closed to block the sound. People can also lower their speaking voices inside of the house. * Use sound-dampening furnishings. There are many benefits to having hardwood flooring throughout a home, including its beauty. But hardwood flooring could reflect sound waves and cause them to echo around the house. Area rugs will do some to muffle the sound, but carpeting is a good method of sound insulation. The carpeting and the padding underneath will absorb sounds, including footfalls on floors above. Hanging pictures on the wall and using drapery on windows also can absorb sound and prevent it from bouncing off of bare walls. * Change windows. If sounds are coming from outside, it might be worth the investment to upgrade windows, although this can prove costly. Many hom-

eowners with outdoor noise issues install triple-paned windows, which reduce sound and also provide significant energy savings. Changing the window frames is another option. Metal frames will transmit sound better than wood, fiberglass or vinyl. * Install door sweeps. A door sweep is not only effective at preventing drafts, but sweeps can prevent sounds from coming out as well. * Check where drywall ends. Most drywall is not installed flush with the floor surface. Remove the base molding and you might find an inch gap from the floor where sound can escape. You can reduce noise by using a spray foam insulation in this area and then replacing the molding. A similar tactic can be used around electrical outlets. * Add additional insulation. Thicker walls make it hard for sound to travel throughout a home. You also can install a sound-stopping wallboard over existing drywall. Putting more insulation in the attic can reduce weather sounds generated from rain falling on the roof. * Plant sound-buffering trees and shrubs. For sounds that are generated outdoors, a sound bluff, like a line of thick bushes, can dull sound and provide added privacy. Exploring different ways to reduce noise in a home can create a more peaceful environment.

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While homes are sanctuaries for many people, a home can be dangerous. The U.S. Home Safety Council states that every year, nearly 20,000 people die and 21 million medical visits are needed due to home accidents in the United States. The elderly and children are the age groups most susceptible to home accidents. Research by the Harvard Medical School has found that accidents and the chance for fatalities increases dramatically over the age of 65. However, accidents can occur in any age group, and making safety changes around the house is a proactive step to avoid accidents. Here are some of the common injuries that occur around the home. * Slamming fingers in doors and windows: For small children, severe injuries -- even amputations -- can result from slammed fingers in doors and windows. * Falls:Falls, especially down the stairs, cause more trips to the emergency room than any other accident in the U.S. * Cooking injuries:Burns and scalding from cooking top the list of injuries at home. Cuts from a knife while preparing food are also leading dangers. * Electrocution:All it takes is a faulty outlet or a frayed cord to provide a shock, one that can prove fatal. In some towns, cities and provinces, laws mandate a home be equipped with certain safety


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Learn the basics of pool water chemistry

Pool water chemistry is something that baffles many homeowners caring for their backyard pools. It is vital to keep an adequate level of certain chemicals to create pristine, safe swimming water. One of the most important tools to have is a pool/spa test kit. Sometimes pool packages will come with a basic test kit that measures for chlorine and pH only. This isn’t really adequate for most people’s needs. Understanding the different facets of water chemistry will help illustrate why. There are roughly six factors that come into play with pool water chemistry. 1. Free chlorine (FC): Swimmer protection is provided by a sanitizer, generally a chlorine-based product. Free chlorine residual is the measure of the active, available chlorine sanitizer in the pool that is still able to clean the pool. Without FC, the pool will harbor bacteria and algae and turn swampy. 2. Combined chlorine (CC): When chlorine combines with contaminants in the pool, like ammonia and organic materials, it essentially gets used up and becomes inactive. This is called combined chlorine. This type of chlorine is useless at this point and can contribute to that chlorine smell many people associate with too much chlorine in the pool. Rather, the opposite is the case. There is too much used-up chlorine and not enough FC. If CCis too high, it will be necessary to superchlorinate, or “shock” the pool, to rid the water of CC. 3. Total chlorine (TC): This is the measure of the FCand CC in a pool. In perfect conditions where CC is zero, TC tests can be used in place of FC tests. However, most home pools have occasional issues of algae blooms or other problems, rendering a TC test inadequate for measuring true chlorine levels. 4. Cyanuric Acid (CYA): Cyanuric acid is a product that helps buffer chlorine from the effects of the sun. Essentially you can think of CYAas sunscreen for chlorine. Without CYA, also known as stabilizer, in pool water -- and the right level of it present -chlorine will burn off very quickly in the water. In full sunlight, it’s possible for chlorine to evaporate as fast as it is put into the pool without CYA. 5. pH: This is the measure of whether the water is acidic or alkaline. Generally for swimming comfort, the pH of the pool should be kept between 7.2 and 7.6. This way there is no erosion of metal parts or discoloration of pool walls from water that is improperly balanced. Other chemicals in the pool also work more in harmony when water pH is right. 6. Total Alkalinity (TA): TA helps buffer the pool water against big swings in pH levels, making the pool water more consistent.

Can pools and lawns cohabitate peacefully?

The backyard has become a go-to destination for warm weather recreation. As the “staycation” has grown in popularity, more effort has been put forth in making the backyard a place where all members of the household can enjoy themselves. That means merging interests into one space. A pool may be competing for acreage along with a decorative patch of lawn. Some homeowners wonder if lawns and pools can be successful alongside each other. Many question if chlorinated pool water poses any ill effects on the grass in the backyard. In addition to splash-out of water during fun times in the pool, water also will be tracked across the lawn from children and adults exiting the pool or will flood the grass when it is necessary to clean and “backwash” the filter. Will you be left with a dried-out patch of chlorine-burnt lawn? Probably not. Healthy chlorine levels in a pool are kept so that the pool water is generally on par with the chlorine levels contained in regular tap water. You wouldn’t hesitate turning on the hose to water your lawn, so you shouldn’t be overly concerned about pool water splashing out of the pool, particularly if you are stringent about maintaining the proper pH levels and chlorine levels. Also, soil can withstand chlorine at high acid levels and is pretty resilient about selfcorrecting. Furthermore, grass blades are selec-

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Designing your perfect laundry room When purchasing a home, buyers often look at the kitchen space and how many bedrooms there are, while largely ignoring other rooms, including the laundry room. Oftentimes, the washer and dryer are relegated to a dark corner of the basement or garage, and homeowners simply accept their laundry lot. More and more manufacturers now produce washers and dryers that are both functional and aesthetically appealing. As a result, homeowners and renters need not feel they have to hide laundry rooms like they did in the past. Having the laundry nearby the family action -- and paying attention to laundry room design -- can make the work of keeping clothes tidy that much easier. Many designers would agree that you need not sacrifice style for function in a laundry room. As with any other area of the house, impart design elements into the room and make it a room in which you want to spend time. * First and foremost, select appliances that offer the features you need and want. Also, find appliances that fit the space you have. Frontloading appliances have become the latest must-have, but some units may be too big or expensive for your space. Those with a limited area for laundry can invest in a stackable set, in which the washer and dryer are combined into one vertical unit. For those who want to add a pop of color, select among the variety of colored washers and dryers that are turning up in store showrooms. You’re no longer limited to white, black and beige. * Consider cabinetry in your laundry space. Cabinets and drawers are not just for the kitchen. They can hide cleaning products, detergent, dryer sheets and so much more. Fill drawers with stain-removal sticks and items to mend clothes that may be missing a button or have a small hole that needs tending. * A laundry area also can be much more than just a place to wash and fold clothes. Many people like to turn this spot into a multipurpose zone. By including some shelving and a refriger-

Put some consideration into how you design your laundry room ator in the laundry room, you can create a foodstorage pantry. A large countertop normally used to fold clothes can also double as a gift-wrapping station. Think about merging a laundry room with a craft room where sewing or scrapbooking can take place. * Remember to leave room for the soiled clothing. Raising hamper bins off of the floor to be suspended from a rod above the washer frees up valuable floor space. Otherwise, keep the hamper behind a curtain or tucked into a cabinet to ensure the laundry room always looks neat, even when you haven’t yet gotten to the newest pile of dirty clothes.

* Don’t be afraid of adding color and artwork to the laundry space. In fact, embrace it. Here’s an out-of-the-way area of the home where you can explore your creativity and have a little fun. Try an eye-opening color, such as apple green or bright yellow to add a sunny disposition to the room. * You don’t have to spend a fortune on a laundry room re-do. Shop in salvage stores or antique shops for custom pieces to add character to the space. You can probably find cabinetry or shelving for a fraction of the cost of new items, and these older items may add more character to the space.

* Save space by installing a counter just above the dryer so you will have a place to fold and stack clothing. * The bulk of dirty clothes will be generated in the bedrooms and bathroom of the house. But who wants to carry clothes down to a laundry area on a lower level? See if you can tuck a laundry room into an upstairs closet or nook to make doing laundry more practical. Although a laundry room is often an afterthought, taking time to organize and plan the space can make it both functional and inviting.

Increase storage in your home

What homeowner has not lamented that they have many more belongings than they have storage space? In some homes, particularly in older homes, closet space and other areas to store items may be lacking. Apartment dwellers often find they’re lacking in storage space as well. But savvy homeowners can find both permanent and temporary solutions to their home storage problems. One of the easiest ways to create storage space is to simply remove some belongings from the residence. Go through closets around the house and pick through the attic and/or garage to see if there are any items that can be discarded or donated. Items that are broken can be discarded, while those things that still have utility can be donated or sold. The next step is to maximize the space of your existing closets. Many closets are equipped with just a shelf and a clothing rack, greatly limiting the storage potential. Investing in a closet organization system is one way to transform a poorly utilized space. These systems can be purchased, often inexpensively, from a home improvement center. Compiled of modular racks and shelving, the positioning can be customized depending on the size of the closet. Oftentimes, the addition of shelving or another rack for hanging clothes can solve some storage issues. These closet systems also are ideal for renters because they can be installed with minimal damage and be removed when a lease expires. Homeowners may have to think vertically to solve storage solutions. Wall space may be abundant in a home where closets are not. Therefore, shelving and cabinets can be places to keep

items neatly off the floor. A series of shelves can be installed next to a washing machine to keep laundry supplies organized. In children’s rooms, build bookcases the height of the room so children can store frequently used reading material and toys on the lower levels, and adults can put collectibles and mementos near the top. Hang hooks to hold hats and robes. Whenever possible, look to store items on the walls where they will keep clutter off the floor. Storage can even be created in the bathroom, where the space over the toilet can be used to hang a cabinet to store hand towels and other toiletries if the space under the sink has already been claimed. Many apartment dwellers recognize the advantage of having items that serve double-duty in their living spaces. For example, a convertible sofa can be used for sitting and then turn into a bed for overnight guests. Ottomans that have a storage compartment can house anything from throw blankets to magazines. An armoire may house the television but also have a pull-out shelf that can hold a laptop computer. In the kitchen, move food items out of cabinetry and into a “pantry” you create elsewhere in the house, such as a laundry room or garage. This frees up more room for pots and pans. Cabinets that have pull-out shelving help maximize tight recesses of cabinets and keep things organized and in sight. For those with limited cabinets, pots and pans can be hung from a pot rack suspended in the kitchen. Even when there is a small amount of storage space, individuals can find clever ways to neatly store items.

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A house fire can engulf and destroy a home in a matter of minutes. Even with the fast-acting response of firefighters, a home that has caught fire may be irreparably damaged by flames, soot and water. Fire is no laughing matter, and it behooves homeowners to take precautions to fireproof their homes as much as possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that although death and injuries caused by residential fires have declined gradually during the past several decades, fire-related deaths continue to pose a significant health hazard. In 2010, it is estimated that someone died in a fire every 169 minutes in the United States alone. A person was injured by fire every 30 minutes, according to the National Fire Protection Association, Fire Analysis and Research Division. The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs estimates an average of 375 people die every year from fires in Canada, mostly from smoke inhalation. Most fires are largely preventable. The following are a few fireproofing measures for safety-conscious homeowners. * Install smoke detectors and check the batteries regularly. Smoke inhalation causes many fire-related deaths. A smoke detector should be installed outside of every bedroom and on every level of the house. Don’t install a smoke detector near a window, door or forced-air register, where drafts could interfere with the detector’s operation. Be sure to routinely check that every smoke detector is working properly. * Have a fire extinguisher in an easily accessible location. Ideally, there should be a fire extinguisher in every room of the home, but at the least keep one wherever fire is used regularly, such as a kitchen or by a fireplace. Ensure the fire extinguisher is charged and that you understand how to operate it. * Remove combustible materials from around the house. Do not allow old clothing, rags, newspapers, or cardboard boxes to accumulate around the house. Discard newspapers and

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Operate garage doors safely A garage door is an oft-overlooked part of a home. Some are rarely opened, while others are used on a daily basis. Though they might be overlooked, garage doors play a role in thousands of injuries every year. Roughly 20,000 people each year are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries related to garage doors, says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian hospitals report that roughly 60 percent of all garage door injuries are cut fingers or hands. The majority of injuries happen at a person’s own home. Although children are more susceptible to garage door injuries, these injuries can happen to people of all ages. That is why it is wise for all members of the family to familiarize themselves with how to prevent garage door injuries.

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Safety experts from many organizations, including CPSC, estimate the average garage door weighs more than 400 pounds. A door of that weight can break bones and crush adults and children alike. There are many reasons a door can fall, including lost tension, improper installation or a faulty track or springs. A ga-

rage door may become faulty if it was hit by an automobile and not mended correctly. Many different manufacturers have created safety features that can be installed on garage doors to control the speed of descent and also automatically stop a garage door should it be involved in a free fall. There also are features that retract the door should it meet with an obstacle on the ground when the door is closing.

Unsafe ride-along

Some children and teenagers think it is entertaining to ride on the garage door when it is automatically being opened. The kids let go before the door reaches the header of the garage. Unfortunately, many children are not as lucky and can become trapped between the garage door and the small space at the ceiling of the garage. Others may have hands or feet become stuck between the folding panel joints of the door, resulting in breaks or amputations. Children should be advised never to ride on an opening garage door. Some automatic garage door opener manufacturers have begun developing safety systems that shut down the operation of the door if a sensor measures extra weight on the garage door.

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How to clean dirty windows

Dirty windows are unsightly, and they can prevent beneficial sunlight from entering a home. Cleaning windows need not be done every week, but it shouldn’t be overlooked completely, either. While it certainly may be a chore to clean windows, there are ways to make the task much more tolerable.

1. Choose a day when it is overcast so you will not be blinded by the sun while cleaning. This also helps prevent streaking. Begin by gathering what you’ll need to get the task done. Having everything at the ready will enable you to move from one window to the next. Here are the basic supplies you will need: * cleaning solution * cloth, newspaper or squeegee * towel * spray bottle * extension pole to reach high windows * vacuum 2. Take down and clean drapery or blinds when cleaning the windows. Remove the curtains so you will have an unobstructed surface with which to work. 3. Start with the interior side of the windows, as they are easier to access. Place a towel on the sill to catch any drops so the sill or the floor will stay dry. 4. Spray a lint-free cloth or the window directly with the cleaning solution. The edges and corners of the window tend to accumulate the most grime, so begin by cleaning those areas first. Once they are clean and you will not exchange dirt to the center

of the window, work on the middle. Wipe the windows in a horizontal direction to help alleviate dripping. 5. To create a streak-free surface, some people prefer to use a squeegee to drag out any pockets of moisture for more even drying. Be sure to wipe the rubber strip of the squeegee after each pass on the window. You may choose to buff out any other streaks with newspaper. 6. Vacuum the window sill and frame afterward to catch any dust and debris. 7. Repeat the process for all interior windows. 8. Move outdoors and start off by spraying the window with a garden hose to loosen any of the accumulated grime. Use your cleaning solution to dissolve the rest of the dirt. You may want to let it sit on the window if there is stubborn grime. Repeat the cleaning process used indoors for each window. 9. If exterior second-floor windows are hard to reach, consider using a ladder and extension pole to extend your reach. Upper windows will not be scrutinized as closely as lower windows, so you may have a greater margin for error. If the windows are simply too high up, rely on a professional window cleaner to get the job done rather than risk falls or other injuries.

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