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Makayla Baker gives Skyler Castro a hug May 10 during a stopoff in Warrensburg on the way home from Albany Medical Center, where Skyler was undergoing initial treatment for malignant bone cancer. Baker was one of the residents of Warrensburg and Thurman who gathered in front of Richards Library to welcome Skyler home. A third grader at Warrensburg Elementary, Skyler has not only received an outpouring of local support and encouragement, but she’s received greetings from all over the world. See more on this story, pages 2-3. Photo by Jill Galusha













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As child returns from cancer treatment, By Thom Randall THURMAN Ñ Shannon Castro gripped her kitchen counter May 17 to brace herself as she talked about her nine-year-old daughter SkylerÕ s battle with life-threatening bone cancer Ñ and the outpouring of support the Castro family is now experiencing from area residents and across the nation. Ò ItÕ s been awesome how people from local communities and from all The Castro family poses for a photo May 17 outside their Thurman home, a week after Skyler Castro, 9, (front, center) returned home from Albany Medical Center after receiving initial treatment for Ewing’s Sarcoma, an invasive bone cancer. The family has received an outpouring of emotional and financial support from area residents, as well as greetings from across the nation and overseas. Surrounding Skyler are (clockwise, from left): Shannon, Payten, 5, and Ed Castro. (Not pictured): Mattie Castro, 13. Photo by Thom Randall

over have responded Ñ and what theyÕ ve done for us,Ó she said, as tears filled her eyes. Skyler winced from pain as she slowly sat upright on the couch nearby. Ò YouÕ re crying ....... DonÕ t cry, Mom,Ó she said softly. Skyler Castro was diagnosed two weeks earlier with EwingÕ s Sarcoma, an invasive, malignant bone cancer. For several weeks, the child Ñ known as the Ò mother henÓ of her third grade class Ñ has undergone dozens of tests, procedures, and chemotherapy; and sheÕ s endured it with courage. For a few months prior to her diagnosis, Skyler had experienced pain in her leg that got progressively worse. When she couldnÕ t walk, she was taken to an orthopedic surgeon, then to Glens Falls Hospital. An MRI procedure was conducted, and Shannon and Ed Castro Ñ SkylerÕ s father Ñ were told a tumor had grown into her spine. Skyler was referred to Albany Medical Center, where a biopsy was performed. The diagnosis was determined and the doctors began therapeutic treatments immediately. Shannon never left the hospital. Ed spent most all the next week there, too, but he stayed most nights at the Ronald McDonald House. Bonnie Cameron, SkylerÕ s grandmother was at the hospital every day and night, and EdÕ s brother Scott Castro was there often as well.

Schoolmates, WCS staffers show support

Meanwhile, both Warrensburg High School and Warrensburg Elementary rallied. They held Ó Skyler Strong DayÓ May 9 Ñ when students, faculty and staff all wore yellow shirts to show Skyler their support. Much of the clothing was emblazened with Ò Skyler Strong,Ó a slogan later to go viral on the Internet. Each of the schools had a group photograph taken and sent to Skyler while in the hospital, Ed Castro said. Ò When she saw the photos, her eyes lit up Ñ words couldnÕ t express what she felt,Ó Ed Castro said. Ò Warrensburg Central is just awesome.Ó At Albany Medical Center, female employees all pitched in a bought her three bags of clothing from Justice, SkylerÕ s favorite clothing store. Josh Cameron of Queensbury, Ed CastroÕ s brother, was among the relatives and friends visiting at Albany Medical Center. While talking with others in the hospital cafeteria, he heard about the website GoFundMe. com, so he launched a webpage that accepted donations to go towards SkylerÕ s medical costs and related family expenses. Within a week, people from all over had donated $10,000, Cameron said.

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‘Skyler Strong’ spirit goes viral on web Ò It was pretty awesome,Ó he said. Simultaneously, SkylerÕ s story and the Ò Skyler StrongÓ slogan went viral through Facebook. She received messages from many states: from Key West, Fla. to Alaska to Hawaii, as well as from overseas. Most all the well-wishers from afar were strangers, sending photos of themselves bearing the message Ò Skyler Strong,Ó either penned on a poster, scrawled in the sand, or emblazoned on their clothing. One photo greeting featured toddler twins holding the message on posters as they sat in miniature race cars. Several people sent snapshots of their pets posing with the slogan. Skyler even got such messages from Disney World characters: Mickey Mouse and Goofy as well as Aurora and another princess from Disney movie fame. As of May 17, Skyler received messages of support from South Africa, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Cayman Islands. Ò People from all over the world have responded,Ó Ed Castro said this week.

Crowd welcomes Skyler home

On SkylerÕ s initial trip back home May 10 from the hospital Ñ her first return since her diagnosis — a police patrol car intercepted them and provided an escort down WarrensburgÕ s streets. Moments later, the motorcade encountered a crowd: Skyler was greeted by dozens of local people Ñ Burghers and Thurmanites Ñ who stood on Richards Library lawn, dressed in yellow Ò Skyler StrongÓ T-shirts and bearing yellow and black balloons, cheering her return. Several in the crowd walked behind her vehicle, catching up to it as it pulled into the Warrensburg Recreation Field parking lot for a stop-off on the familyÕ s trip home to Thurman. There, she was helped out of the car into a wheelchair, where she received well-wishers, hugs, gifts, and greetings. Skyler smiled May 17 as she recalled the community welcome-home reception. Ò It was so cool Ñ kind of overwhelming,Ó Skyler said. Ed Castro said the surprise gesture, publicized by local deejay Lee Pecue, was spirit-lifting. Ò It was amazing,Ó Ed Castro said. Ò IÕ m Ô in the cloudsÕ over the community support.Ó Ò EverybodyÕ s been phenomenal,Ó he continued. Ò We canÕ t thank everybody enough for what theyÕ ve done.Ó When the Castro family arrived at their home on South Johnsburg Road, they found that Adam Griswold, Jeremy Dingman and Craig House had constructed a 10-feet by 10-feet concrete front patio for them. Northwoods Concrete had donated the concrete. ThatÕ s not all. The Castros discovered that Kevin Gillingham and Rick Ovitt had purchased a new front-load dryer for the Castro family, because their old one needed replacement Ñ and a new platform was built under their washer and dryer. They also discovered that Linda Griswold had

cleaned up the Castro house with the help of her daughter Makayla, Ginger Wallace and Bonnie Cameron. Ò We knew we had friends and family. but you donÕ t know how deep it goes until something like this happens,Ó Ed Castro said. A benefit party held at George Henry’s in Warrensburg May 16 raised $4,000 towards the CastroÕ s mounting expenses. The next day, more cash was raised at a benefit concession set up outside the Thurman Town Hall, where food and baked goods were sold. Grilling up food, dispensing Skyler Strong wristbands and accepting donations, were Larry and Janelle Bacon, Bud and Jules Russell, Heidi Aldrich, Amanda and Brody Morse and Makayla Griswold, among others. Jules, a teenaged student at Warrensburg High School, is organizing a “Shake It For Skyler” benefit dance at the school, to be held in several weeks. Grilling up burgers, Bud Russell offered his thoughts. Ò This kind of spirit is the reason why people live in small country towns,Ó he said. Back at her home, Shannon Castro echoed the sentiment. Ò There are so many people that are doing so much for us Ñ I canÕ t thank them all,Ó she said. Ò The local communities getting together and doing what theyÕ ve done is amazing.Ó Ed Castro also expressed appreciation to his employer Asplundh Tree Experts, as well as the staff of Dr. Stephen Serlin’s medical office, where Shannon works. Both have generously allowed them to take time off from work to meet SkylerÕ s needs, he said. Skyler is scheduled to undergo more chemotherapy this week, and return home again Sunday May 25. She faces months more of chemotherapy and perhaps radiation procedures. Scott Castro said Skyler has been taking all the medical procedures in stride. Ò SheÕ s the strongest kid to be going through all this and still laughing and smiling all the time,Ó he said. Ò Her spirit is unstoppable.Ó Castro added that his niece was up to any challenge. “She’s a fighter, thatÕ s for sure,Ó he said as tears welled up in his eyes. Ò Skyler will never give up.Ó Observing that his daughter is courageous about whatever lies ahead, Ed Castro said he and Shannon are forever thankful about the support theyÕ ve experienced. Ò I didnÕ t realize how a community could come together like this,Ó he said. Ò ItÕ s amazing.Ó

‘Skyler Strong’ fundraisers slated

Benefit events planned on behalf of Skyler Castro: • Monday May 26 — Memorial Day Home Run Derby Contest, noon at Warrensburg Recreation Field, Library Avenue. $10 per player,

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plus $1 per additional out. Prizes in all divisions: minors, majors, girls softball & modified sports, plus adult softball. Registration at 11 a.m. All players welcome. Details: contact Garrett Combs at 480-8830 or: • Saturday May 31 — Benefit car wash and vehicle service, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Warrensburg Car Care, 3985 Main St. in Warrensburg. All proceeds go to SkylerÕ s family. Details: call Amanda at 623-2135. • Saturday June 7 — Benefit Cut-a-Thon at HeidiÕ s Clip Joint, lower Main St. in Warrensburg. Accompanying bake sale at the salon sponsored by SkylerÕ s 3rd grade class at WCS Elementary. To donate baked goods, call 623-2818. • Sunday June 8 — Gymkhana fundraiser, 10 a.m., Circle B Ranch, Potter Brook Rd., Chester. Various events, jackpot barrel race follows. Details: call Heidi at 955-8303. • Saturday June 14 — Benefit Car Show, BoarÕ s Nest tavern, 1263 Patten Mills Road, Fort Ann. Details: call Josh Cameron at 260-1885. • Sunday June 15 — ‘Skyler Strong’ Family Benefit Day at recreation field behind Thurman Town Hall, Athol. Family fun including games, auction, silent auction, 50/50 raffles, pig roast and chicken barbecue, bounce house, raffles, dunking booth, horseshoe games, music. • Friday June 20- Benefit bluegrass & country music concert, 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. at Warren County Fairgrounds, Schroon River Rd. in Warrensburg. Featuring Hoddy Ovitt, Jimmy Davis & Friends. Details: 623-3278. NOTE: Also, people are welcome to send donations directly to the Skyler Castro Fund at Glens Falls National Bank, Warrensburg Branch. ABOVE: Residents of Warrensburg and Thurman stand on the lawn of Richards Library May 10, awaiting Skyler Castro’s arrival home from the hospital after initial treatment for bone cancer at Albany Medical Center. Skyler, 9, is a third grader at Warrensburg Elementary School. Photo by Kim Ladd/Lifescapes Photography

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Beloved ‘Silver Star’ revived as upscale restaurant and tavern By Thom Randall

The legendary Silver Star restaurant, for a half-century a destination in Chestertown, has recently been revitalized and reopened as a restaurant with fine food and a full-service bar. The eatery’s iconic giant rooster, a local landmark for more than 50 years — but destroyed by vandals four years ago — has returned: the restaurant’s owner had a new one fabricated. Photo by Thom Randal

The silver-star’s short-order diner counter has been transformed into a gracious bar where various mixed drinks, wine wines and craft beers are now served Wednesday through Sunday evenings, along with savory entrees, plus creative casual meals and appetizers. Courtesy photo

CHESTERTOWN Ñ A local landmark where residents and area visitors have gathered over many decades for food and socializing has reopened to the public Ñ and it features substantial upgrades. The former Silver Star Diner on state Rte. 8 just west of Rte. 9 has been renovated under new ownership, and it opened a few weeks ago as the Silver Star Restaurant. Owned and operated by Bridgette Roos and Aaron Shelton, the Silver Star Restaurant still features the warm, convivial spirit that the diner was known for. However, the atmosphere has been changed dramatically with the decor, menu and services being lifted to a whole new level. The diner counter Ñ where local residents once exchanged family news over a breakfast of eggs and toast Ñ has been transformed into a full-service bar serving a wide variety of mixed drinks, fine wines and craft beers alongside fine food. Instead of a meal of a tuna-fish sandwich, patrons can now select entrees as well as casual meals, crafted by Shelton, who is a graduate of the renowned Culinary Institute of America. HeÕ s also catered in The Hamptons for 20 years. Now open Tuesday through Sunday beginning at 4 p.m., Silver Star patrons can choose from a full range of entrees including fresh Scottish Salmon with grits over greens, or enjoy more casual yet creative dishes as Creole Jambalaya, Pork Wings Peking style with hoisin glaze. Already a popular favorite are the restaurantÕ s gourmet pizzas, like their carmelized onion and smoked bacon pizza with gruyere cheese Ñ or their biggest seller to date, a five-cheese pizza with pesto drizzle. Various garden-fresh salads are also available, as well as savory Ò Blue Plate SpecialsÓ like Beef Stroganoff. Although the menu is now featuring an array of expertly-prepared dishes, the vibrant socializing continues, Roos said this week. Ò A friendly atmosphere has been one of our goals,Ó she said. Ò And to be popular among locals as well as vacationers, weÕ ve kept our prices moderate.Ó Although much has been transformed at the Silver Star, one high-profile aspect has been retained: the eateryÕ s historic icon, a giant rooster

that has stood near state Rte. 9 to drawn in clientele for more than 50 years. This beloved Ò giant chickenÓ as itÕ s been called by local fans, is what initially prompted Roos to buy the diner, fix it up and reopen it to the public, she said. Roos grew up in Lake George and Warrensburg, and was one of those who admired the rooster. Ò When I was young, weÕ d drive by the diner, and I was enamored of the rooster,Ó she said. Ò As a teenager, I decided I wanted to own the restaurant one day.Ó Then several years ago, she drove past with Shelton, saw that the eatery was available through a foreclosure, and they decided to buy it. Since then, she and Shelton have been busy renovating the restaurant and outfitting it with new amenities and decor. The original rooster was destroyed by vandals in 2010, but Roos had a new one fabricated Ñ complete with a red-and-white checkered bib around its neck. she said. Ò The townspeople were outraged that their Ô giant chickenÕ was vandalized,Ó she said, adding that they had a new one created in California. Roos and Shelton also retained another aspect important to local folks Ñ the Ò Silver StarÓ moniker. Ò The woman who built the Silver Star was named Sarah, and her brother went overseas during World War II,Ó Roos said. Ò He was honored with the Silver Star award Ñ and we thought it was important to keep the name in his honor and out of respect for the story,Ó she said. Although Roos grew up in Warrensburg and Lake George, she has deep ties in Chester. SheÕ s related to the Bibby and Wescott families. One of her great-grandfathers once owned the Pottersville General Store, and another was the local doctor. Roos said sheÕ s been very happy with the warm reception sheÕ s had so far from the community, as a substantial number of local residents have enjoyed the Silver Star’s fine food as well as its view of Faxon Pond. Ò WeÕ ve had so many well-wishers, and wonderful support from locals,Ó Roos said. The Silver Star Restaurant is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Beginning in midJune, hours may be extended.

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Lake George young scholar semifinalist invention convention By Mauranda Stahl-Sorensen

LAKE GEORGE Ñ Twelve year old Joshua Defayette is a member of the Saratoga and Washington counties gifted and talented education program. He was recently asked to propose an idea for the Capital District Invention Convention. The invention convention is a regional statewide competition where students grades kindergarten through eighth grade submit an idea, invention or device for solving a problem. In coordination with the young scholars program volunteer scientists, patent attorneys, engineers and the Museum of Innovation and Science will also participate in helping children and judging the competition. “I first thought of making something that would help people,” said Joshua Defayette 12 year old Lake George Elementary student. Ò I came up with the charger.Ó DefayetteÕ s grandfather, Harold Taylor, utilizes a hearing aid

that requires expensive batteries that must be thrown away after use. Defayette took on the task of creating an adjustable battery charger that can accommodate all sizes of hearing aid batteries. Within his design, Defayette added the option of charging the batteries with a household outlet or a USB adapter connected to a computer. Ò I looked at all of the designs I could, on places like Amazon,Ó Said Defayette. Ò I asked myself, Ô how would I make it,Õ and Ô has it been done before?Õ Ó With assistance from his teacher, Dina Henke, and also the working knowledge from Taylor, Defayette came up with his prototype and made it to the semifinalist round of the invention convention along with five other students from surrounding area schools. A model of DefayetteÕ s invention is currently on display at the Museum of Innovation and Science. Ò I really like the building part of this,Ó said Defayette. Ò It was cool figuring out all the parts and making sure everything was right. At first I didn’t really want to do it but now I think it will be cool if I make it.Ó

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Talent wanted: residency not required


he race to replace Congressman Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh), the well-liked two-termer who announced his retirement in January, has grown putrid. This isnÕ t the fault of either one candidate or the other, but rather the natural byproduct of our political system and the modern-day political warfare hatched by Lee Atwater and perfected by Karl Ò Turd BlossomÓ Rove, the political operative who caused waves last week with the suggestion that Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner for the 2016 Presidential Election, had suffered brain damage following a 2012 head injury. Just sayinÕ , he later shrugged. But upon being released into the cesspool that constitutes our national dialogue, the facts or the context behind his statements were no longer important: the well had been poisoned, which was the original goal. The race to fill Owens’ seat hasn’t been defined by the critical issues facing the district, but rather around the revolving carousel of cheap talking points that even the dimmest and most feeble minds would probably find transparent. ItÕ s insulting. Perhaps the most insidious is the residency issue that has both sides and their entourages Ñ including the national committees for the two major parties who are now pumping major resources into a crucial race that will help determine which party will control the House Ñ crying foul. We think that candidates donÕ t have to be North Country natives in order to adequately represent the district. You donÕ t have to live here full-time. Elise Stefanik, one of two Republicans seeking to capture the seat, was born in Albany County. After spending her twenties working in a series of unspecified jobs with fancy titles in Washington, she moved to Willsboro in mid-2013 and announced her candidacy. ThatÕ s perfectly okay. Aaron Woolf, the Democratic candidate, has been dogged since the rollout of his candidacy in mid-February that he is a cosmopolitan carpetbagger from New York City who only resides in Elizabethtown seasonally. Whatever. Matt Doheny, a sixth-generation North Country resident, prides himself on being the only candidate in the race who is really, legitimately, truly from here (never mind Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello, who was born in Saratoga Springs and lives in Glens Falls but doesnÕ t wear it on his sleeve) and has used it as a common talking point through his campaign, his third for the seat. Good for him. What are you going to do for the North Country? The relationship between residency, place of birth and job effectiveness are only connected by the most tenuous of strands. We should instead be focusing on more important skills like communication, negotiation and the ability to secure federal funds that can boost the districtÕ s moribund economy. The candidates should be grilled on their ability to propose practical, common sense legislation and avoid the wedge issues that generate the pure emotional responses that derail rational discussion. This is what the voters want. This is what local lawmakers want. This is what the candidates themselves appear to want. The only people who give a toss about the residency issue are the Karl Roves of the world. The demographics for the district are not in our favor: WeÕ re older than the rest of the country. WeÕ re losing more people. WeÕ re sicker, poorer and less educated. Public services and civic institutions that were once thought of as inviolable — schools, fire departments, emergency responders, churches, non-profits — are crumbling into dust. We are dying. So if we’re facing an influx of outsiders — whether they’re seasonal residents, Adirondack admirers or simply folks who want to better the quality of life here and want the district to have a loud voice at the national level Ñ we should listen to what they have to say and push them on where they stand on the issues, not where they sleep at night. Ñ

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We need to find our competitive spirit


e live in a competitive zation for Economic Cooperation world. and Development. The study looks I was brought up at 11 variables that contribute to a to believe competition was good. high quality of life. Those variables Competition made everyone betinclude things like income, educater. When you compete, you are tion, housing, health and life satisalways comparing yourself to othfaction. Making the grade were the ers. You compare not only results following countries: but the path to success. How was 1. Switzerland that accomplished and how might I 2. Norway make changes that would allow me 3. Canada Dan Alexander to achieve similar results. 4. Denmark Thoughts from LetÕ s face it, we all do it every5. Austria Behind the Pressline day. We see what works or what 6. Iceland is popular and then try to emulate 7. Australia those traits. 8. Finland In business, I read, watch and listen to many 9. Mexico other community news organizations to see what 10. Netherlands they are doing, how they are doing it and how I So what has happen to the US of A? Happimight apply those approaches to our company. I ness isnÕ t just about income opportunities and also look at many comparisons of our companyÕ s health, especially when you consider Mexico in performance, looking for various trends, how the top 10, given some of the issues facing that those trends affect the health of the organization country. Yet, itÕ s clear an unhappy state of mind or how a specific trend might be leading us down is keeping this country on the sidelines, while a path we must alter. other nations seek to improve their quality of That competitive approach leads me to look at life. a lot of different details and survey information, We must face the simple fact that when one is always looking for a nugget that might prove to feeling good, happy and at the top of their game be a valuable component in our company culture. they can climb any mountain and conquer any Well, here is a little detail I recently ran across obstacle. But weÕ ve allowed ourselves to become that I found very interesting and compelling. mired in the negatives over the recent past withWhile it affects our company, I believe it has out much focus on the many positives. WeÕ ve far reaching affects on our society as a whole. It forgotten to celebrate and reach for the many opwas the rankings of the happiest countries in the portunities available to us in the US. Our leaders world. Sadly, the United States didnÕ t crack the are not leading us, they are far too busy fighting top 10 list, but our neighbors, Mexico and Canaamong themselves and would rather tear at the da, did make the grade. fabric of the nation instead of seeking solutions The USA used to be in the top 10. But for the to move past the obstacles where we disagree. last four years, weÕ ve failed to measure up. How Surveys like this might be somewhat meaningcan that be? Here we have a nation driven to sucless or they could be the wake up call we need ceed. A country carved out of the wilderness by to pick ourselves up off the canvas and get back self-made adventuring explorers, fearless pio- in the game. Attitude, as they say, is everything neers and successful entrepreneurs. Success is a in life, and as a nation we better come to grips part of our DNA. As a nation weÕ ve always taken with the long term affect this period of unhapthe competitive challenge and never failed to anpiness is having on our ability to compete in the swer the call. world. From education scores, production rankBut as a nation over the last 20 years or so, we ings and other indicators, the US needs to shape seem to have lost our competitive spirit. Have up. We better get our act together soon and show we been spoiled by previous successes? Can it be this world what happiness and quality of life is recent failures are causing the unhappiness, or is all about, for our own good and for the betterit the unhappiness that is causing us to lose our ment of the entire worldÕ s population. A strong, desire to compete? upbeat and competitive America is good for the The good folks from Switzerland are the hapentire world. piest people and most satisfied with their lives Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publicafor the second year in a row, according to the Better Life Index, published annually by the Organi- tions. He may be reached at

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Turning Back the Pages By Jean Hadden

One Hundred Years Ago – May, 1914 Suicide shocks community

Miss Nellie Gunn committed suicide the afternoon of May 13, 1914 at the Wilson House, Bolton Landing by hanging herself in her room. She tied her truck strap tightly about her neck and fashioned the other end to a bedpost. Then throwing her self prostrate against the strap she slowly strangled to death. Miss Gunn had been boarding at the hotel for about three weeks. Her actions were somewhat eccentric, but not sufficiently so as to arouse the suspicion that her mind was unbalanced. She retired to her room yesterday shortly after the noon meal and was not seen again during the afternoon. When she did not appear at supper time the proprietor, C.E. Ingraham, rapped on her door but received no response. Some time later he repeated the summons. Trying the door he found it locked. Suspecting that something was wrong he forced the door open and was confronted by the gruesome spectacle of the dead woman with face contorted by the horrible agony of her death throes. Dr. D.L. Rogers was summoned and after an examination stated that the woman had been dead for several hours. Coroner Charles K. Burt, of Lake George, officially announced that death was caused by strangulation by voluntary act of the deceased. Miss Gunn was apparently about forty years old and was of refined manners and appearance. She had a sister in Bolton, Mrs. McElroy, who is employed as cook at the Fenimore Hotel. (Note Ð Miss Ellen Ò NellieÓ Gunn is buried in St. CeceliaÕ s Cemetery, Warrensburg, taking her sad story and the reason for her great despondency into the cold ground with her.)

Sagamore to rise from ruins

The stockholders of the Green Island Improvement Company, owners of the Sagamore Hotel, at Bolton Landing, which was destroyed by fire Easter Sunday, April 14, 1914, at a recent meeting in New York decided to rebuild the structure during the present summer. The hotel company is to be reorganized, this time to be headed by Dr. William Meyer and H.H. Judson of New York. These, with a number of other directors from New York and Philadelphia, were at Bolton recently looking over the ground and their presence is regarded as a significant indi-

cation of an early start of building activities and the Sagamore, not unlike the great mystic bird, Phoenix, is expected to rise again and be resurrected from the ashes. Preparations have already begun by the management to provide for as many people as possible this season. The dormitory connected with the hotel, but which escaped the flames, is being remodeled into a kitchen and dining room to be used in connection with the cottages located on the hotel property. The electric lighting plant is again being put into commission. In Bolton Landing, E. Krumbholtz, former proprietor of the Sagamore Hotel, will this summer occupy John L. SimpsonÕ s house on the state road, formerly known as the Exchange Hotel. (Note – After the great Sagamore fire of 1914, few people believed that it was likely the grand 350 room hotel would ever be rebuilt to its former beauty, spaciousness and magnificence. Plans for the new hotel hinged upon finding proper land for a much needed golf course and no suitable property was available. Then later there was a stock market collapse when money disappeared from the economy. Finally on July 1, 1930, Sagamore III finally opened, truly a place in the sun for the fortunate rich and famous. On the evening of May 14, 2014 our eminent and ever popular local history author and speaker, Bill Gates was scheduled to speak, in the basement of the Crandall Library, on the subject of the history of the Sagamore resort. I was ever so sorry to have missed it and I hope that he will repeat his talk once again some time soon. Bill is indeed my favorite author and information from his wonderful books depicting local history have always played a big part in this newspaper column. Thank you, Bill!)

Sporting a new Reo

Gilbert Dean, of North Creek, has traded his Ford car at the Pereau Garage for a new Reo automobile. L.D. Pereau has also sold a Reo to H.E. Gill, of Indian Lake and a Ford to Henry Raymond of Riverside. (Note Ð The Reo Motor Car Company of Lansing, Michigan produced cars from 1905 to 1975 with such versions as the Reo Flying Cloud and the Reo Royale. The Reo Speedwagon was an ancestor of the pickup truck. Not to be outdone, Henry Ford sold 248,000 Ford automobiles in 1914. The old saying was that a buyer could have any color Ford he wanted as long as it was black. For over 35 years I labored at Merv Hadden Auto Sales, in Warrensburg, on Main Street and I had the plea-

sure of seeing just about every make and model automobile ever made and I never grew tired of seeing something new roll on to the car lot.)

Welsh singing heard on high

The Rev. T.R. Jones, who recently came from Wales to become pastor of the Methodist charge in Johnsburgh and Thurman, made his first visit to the Kenyontown Church, Sunday, May 10, 1914 and gave a truly fine sermon. He also sang a solo which was greatly enjoyed by the congregation.

Caught a whopper

It was just ten years ago, in May of 1904, that J. Ben Hart, of The Wawbeek, while fishing in upper Saranack Lake in front of his hotel, caught the biggest lake trout that has ever been taken from that water in several seasons. It measured forty-two inches in length and weighed thirty-one and three quarter pounds. Mr. Hart said that his friends styled him a liar when he talked of Adirondack fish and that he was pleased to have an opportunity to illustrate his integrity. In 1910, Richard OÕ Brien, of Glens Falls, while fishing near Victoria Lodge, caught a trout which weighed nineteen pounds and said that it was the largest fish of its kind ever taken from Lake George. (Note Ð In 1609 when Samuel de Champlain was exploring the lake that was later named for him, he wrote that he saw fish that the Iroquois called “Chaousarou” that had a body like a pike, a snout like a pig and were eight to ten feet long, with a double row of very sharp, dangerous teeth.)

World news

President Woodrow WilsonÕ s daughter, Eleanor Randolph Wilson, was married, May 14, 1914, in the White House, to 51 year old Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo. (Note – McAdoo’s first wife, Sarah Hazelhurst Fleming, who died in 1912, gave him seven children. After he and Eleanor were married they had two daughters, Ellen and Mary McAdoo. He divorced Eleanor in July of 1935 and in September of the same year, he married Doris Isabel Cross. A lawyer and politician, he was Secretary of the Treasury from 1913 to 1919. William McAdoo was 77 years old when he died Feb. 1, 1941.)

Old memories and current happenings

It was just 268 years ago, May 30, 1646, that

Jesuit priest Father Isaac Jogues traveled over the waters of Lake George with his Mohawk Indian captors and named the lake, Lac du St. Sacrement. It was just eight years ago, May 22, 1906, that Orville and Wilbur Wright received a patent for their “flying machine.” All people who have relatives or friends buried in the Darrowsville Cemetery are earnestly requested to be present on Memorial Day and assist in cleaning up the grounds so they will be presentable to the public. John L. Tubbs, 53, joined the staff of the Warrensburgh News in 1882 and today he is editor and manager. He is also a talented violin player. John and his family live in an apartment over the news office behind the band stand on Elm Street. (Note Ð Mr. TubbsÕ daughter, teacher Margaret Louise Tubbs, was a talented writer and her book, Legacy to Warrensburg is still, even after her death in 1978, a local best seller.) Robert Murray, 55, who came to Warrensburgh in 1880 at the age of 21, is currently Warrensburgh Post Master and has held that job since 1898. He is married to Mary VanWart and they have three children. The Maplewoods Baseball Club, our local baseball team formed around 1910 or 1911 and comprised of local players, have planned some exciting games for this coming summer. William Hastings and his wife, Jennie Maude Cilley, are the proud parents of a strapping five year old boy, Charlie Hastings. (Note Ð Charlie Hastings was a good friend and one of my favorite people. He served as Warrensburg Town Supervisor from 1962 until 1982. Charlie was married to Madeline Olds and they had five children. He died in 1993.) Two family dwellings are for sale on River Street, Warrensburgh, near James Freeman CameronÕ s store, in Lewisville. The price is $800 each with very easy terms. Stewart Reese went to Foxlair Camp, Bakers Mills on Monday, May 11, 1914, with John HitchcockÕ s team and will be employed there during the summer. Charles Bennett, a carpenter from Hague, is employed by C.S. Mankowski on his new stable and garage at Bolton Landing. A boyÕ s summer school is to be established in Moriah this coming summer and about 150 students are expected to enroll. Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap. or 623-2210

Letters to the Editor

Disagrees with editorial To the Adirondack Journal: In the Editorial Minimum wage: Where they stand, the Denton Publications Editorial Board paraphrases Moriah Supervisor Thomas Scozzafava as stating that he supported raising the minimum wage Ò here were large numbers of the working poor in the Adirondacks.Ó Ò If you work, in my opinion, you have the right to support yourself and a family.Ó SHEESH!! Since when did it become the duty of American business to provide a living wage for employees simply because they want to work? This is not even Economics 101, but pregrade school economics and common sense 101. Having owned several businesses, I can assure anyone that the purpose of American business is to monetize marketable ideas, not provide jobs. The best businesses are those that require the fewest employees! Job creation is an added benefit of business ideas, not a goal in itself! I guarantee that jobs - and businesses - will be lost in the Adirondacks if the minimum wage is raised, even incrementally. As sad as it is, most barely minimum wage employees are so because they just donÕ t have many marketable skills. In the Adirondacks, this view may not be so obvious, but in California where I live, and in most of the country, there are hordes of uneducated - many of them barely literate - employees demanding that the government take care of them - yes, I use the words Ò take care of them,Ó deliberately - by mandating a high minimum wage. The situation has been totally politicized by the Obama administrationÕ s pandering to its allies, especially the SEIU. Instead of minimum wage-pandering by minimal-intelligence politicians, low marketability persons need help to acquire better work skills through better education. Unfortunately, the dumbing down of the U.S. education system and failure to acknowledge social problems due to overcrowding by the same politicians makes this almost impossible. Schools used to teach the three Ò RÕ sÓ : reading, Ô riting and Ô rithmetic -- marketable skills. Now they teach Ò Free Willie,Ó Ò Save the whales,Ó Ò Sue your employer,Ó and other such feel-good non-marketable nonsense. The irony is that freeing Willie and saving whales requires knowledge of reading, writing and arithmetic - not to mention serious science! To further quote DentonÕ s paraphrasing of Supervisor Scozzafava [who again sticks his foot in his mouth by, Ò highlighting the pay gap between corporate executives and rank-and-file workers.Ó Ò They pay their top people the equivalent of a thousand of their employees or more a year,Ó he said, before interjecting he

was Ò not against capitalism.Ó He may not be against Capitalism, but he certainly doesnÕ t understand how it works! Why in fact would any business pay its top executives hundreds of times more salary than rank and file empoyees if they didnÕ t deserve it? ItÕ s called supply and demand. Good CEOÕ s are worth a lot of money. The reason is experience, special skills and, especially, accountability which the rank and file don’t have. When the tax people and lawyers come after the business -- and all businesses get sued sooner or later, they go after the CEO, not the employees. Only the naive believe that CEOÕ s never have sleepless nights and happily live only a carefree life of luxury playing golf! If the benefits of a high minimum wage for unskilled employees are so great, why not raise the minimum to, say, $100 an hour? Or, even better, $500 an hour. Denton Publications certainly wouldnÕ t mind such an altruistic wage increase because Ò If you work, [in my opinion,] you have the right to support yourself and a family.Ó All they would need to do is sell a few more newspapers (or hamburgers, gasoline or whatever else for other businesses) to cover their increased costs, as proponents of a high minimum wage want an uninformed populace to believe! I guarantee that Denton Publications would be forced to let employees go if the hypothetical $100 per hour wage increases were not countered by $100 per hour higher productivity recovery by the remaining employees. Not only that, but it will be the less-skilled employees who Ò have the [most?] right to support yourself and a family,Ó who will be replaced by more productive ones! As an employer, Denton Publications should be keenly aware of this and only support minimum wage increases driven by the supply and demand needs of a business Ò not by living wage needs of the business,Ó employees. David Safrany Half Moon Bay, Calif.

Major storms down To the Adirondack Journal: GoreÕ s ClimateReality programs perpetrate predictions of increasing hurricanes, floods, violent storms, droughts, etc. and blame it on CO2. However, the IPCC reports “low confidence” there has been or will be an increase in hurricanes or droughts, or that humans will contribute to any changes in these events in the foreseeable future! In other words: high confidence there hasn’t

been and will not be increases in these events or human contribution to them. It seems strange to make predictions if they are of low confidence - unless they can be used to scare people. Since 1910, the average number of major hurricanes striking the U.S. has been seven per decade. Each of the last five decades since 1960 has been below seven, averaging 5.6; the five previous decades averaged 8.4. ItÕ s similar for tornados. NOAA says Doppler radar, Ò has led to an increase in the number of reported weaker tornadosÉ This can create a misleading appearance of an increasing trend in tornado frequency.Ó NOAAÕ s data show a downward trend for EF3-EF5 tornados. In the 20 years 1954-1974, there were seven years with 70 or more strong tornados; in the 40 years since, only one year exceeded 70. Note that the last 40 years have had the highest temperatures; the previous 20 years ran cooler (recall the ice age scare circa 1970?). These data indicate negative relationship between strong tornados and climatic temperature, and also between strong tornados and atmospheric CO2. Ditto major hurricanes. One example of extreme weather is the blizzard of frightening reports, far more extreme than the underlying science theyÕ re supposedly summarizing. One made a big media splash just in time for April FoolÕ s Day, another in early May. These reports are controlled by political appointees, who far outnumber scientists in the all-night sessions that produce the final wording. Paul Gilchrist Diamond Point

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In brief New websites for local library

WARRENSBURG Ñ The Richards Library has two new websites for the public to access to stay informed of what is happening at their library. Members of the public can go to or Although some of the pages are still being developed, patrons can access the on-line catalog to request books or just see what is happening. If there are any questions, please call 623-3011 and talk to Mike Sullivan, Director/Librarian of the library.

Glens Falls Bank receives 5-Star Rating

GLENS FALLS Ñ Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company was recently recognized as a 5-Star Superior bank by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nationÕ s leading bank rating and research firm. Glens Falls National has earned this designation for the past 28 consecutive quarters. The 5-Star rating indicates Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company is one of the strongest banks in the nation. To earn 5 Stars, banks must excel in areas of capital quality, asset quality and profitability.

Wine tasting fundraiser to be held

LAKE GEORGE Ñ Adirondack Winery is hosting a charity wine launch party and fundraising weekend May 17, 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and May 18, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Tasting Room to show their newest wine a semi-sweet, raspberry-infused Pinot Noir, serve wine slushies, and sell raffle tickets for great prizes all weekend long for the Double H Ranch and the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC).

Wilton Emergency Squad to hold blood drive

SARATOGA SPRINGS Ñ The American Red Cross to hold a blood drive at the Wilton Emergency Squad at 1 Harran Lane May 17 from 8 a.m. to Noon. Present donors will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Lowes card.

Cleanup event set

QUEENSBURY Ñ Warren County Soil & Water is holding a Halfway Brook stream cleanup day on Tuesday, May 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Hovey Pond Park, 25 Lafayette Street. For information call Nick Rowell at 623-3119 or nrowell123@nycap.

Local church to hold blood drive

LAKE GEORGE Ñ The American Red Cross to hold a blood drive at Sacred Heart Church at 51 Mohican St, May 20 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Present donors will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Lowes Card.

Blood drive goes to local school

NEWCOMB Ñ The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive May 22, noon to 5 p.m., at the Newcomb Central School at 5535 Rt 28N. Present donors will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Lowes card.

Blood drive set at Ramada Inn

QUEENSBURY Ñ The American Red Cross to hold a blood drive at the Ramada Inn, 1 Abbey Lane, May, 20, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Present donors will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Lowes Card.

Blood drive to be held

GLENS FALLS Ñ The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive at Umicore Technical Materials, 9 Pruyns Island Dr, on May, 23 at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Present donors will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Lowes card.

Benefit dinner planned

WARRENSBURG Ñ A spaghetti dinner is planned May 24, 4 to 7 p.m. to benefit the New York Kidney Transplant fund. A silent auction will be held at the Masonic Lodge, 3893 Main Street. Proceeds will go to HelpHOPELive to assist with the upcoming kidney transplant expenses for Roger Niles. Tickets may be purchased prior to the event by contacting Bud York 222-2322 or by email An amount of $10 for adults, kids 4-11 $5 has been set. Children 3 and under eat for free.

Perennial swap planned , call 623-9305, or email

YMCA to host blood drive

SARATOGA SPRINGS Ñ Saratoga Regional YMCA SCU Wilton Branch at 20 Old Gick Rd, will host the American Red Cross Bloodmobile May, 29, at 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Present donors will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Lowes card.

Farm Talks presentations to be held

QUEENSBURY Ñ The Warren Co. Soil & Water presents Ò The Farm Talks,Ó There will be presentations on setting up the SUNY Adirondack diversified farm and an introduction to farm planning Thursday, May 29, at SUNY Adirondack, North Entrance Parking, 640 Bay Road from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. RSVP to Nick Rowell at 623-3119 or Presentations are free and open to all.

American Riders to host breakfast

WARRENSBURG Ñ The Warrensburg American Riders Post 446 is holding a Pancake Breakfast and a Blessing of the Bikes, at the Church of the Holy Cross 3764 Main St., May 31, from 7:30 p.m. to 11 a.m. The cost is a donation. They will also have gift baskets to raffle off and the drawing will be held on 7 June. Following the breakfast there will be a Blessing of the Bikes.

WARRENSBURG Ñ The 16th annual Green Thumb Perennial Swap, sponsored by Warrensburgh Beautification Inc., will take place Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 24, from 8 a.m. to Noon on the banks of the Schroon River in the Warrensburgh Mills Historic District, Route 418 (River Street) across from Curtis Lumber. Bring your plants in any size or shape container, and exchange for ones of equal size or value. Refreshments will be served. For more information call Teresa Whalen, Chairperson, Warrensburgh Beautification at 466-5497 or e-mail at taawhalen@

Fundraiser dinner to be held

Blood drive to be held at YMCA

Aviation Mall hosts blood drive

GLENS FALLS Ñ The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive at the Glens Falls YMCA 600 Glen St, May, 27, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Present donors will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Lowes card.

Program postponed

GLENS FALLS Ñ The Wiawaka Maintaining Tradition, Embracing the Future program originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 28, will be rescheduled later this summer.

Thurman Station Association to meet

THURMAN STATION Ñ The Thurman Station Association will meet Wednesday, May 28, at 6 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall. Thurman Supervisor Evelyn Wood will outline major changes proposed at the county level for occupancy tax funding. Also to be discussed are the June 5 and 6 Americade poker run lunches, the June 7 Nettle Meadow Cheese and Spirits Pairing, and the July 26 Thurman Showcase. All current and prospective members are urged to attend. For more information, visit Thur-

BRANT LAKE Ñ The Seventh Annual Gourmet Pasta fundraising dinner for ESSLA will be held Sunday, June 1, at JimboÕ s Club at the Point, 7201 Route 8. The menu is pasta with a variety of toppings, salad, bread, beverages and home-made desserts for $20 per adult, $10 for children under 12, and free for children 2 and under. Arrival begins between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Reservations need to be made by May 26 by calling Anne at 494-7421 or mailto:apieper1@, Checks should be made out to ESSLA and mailed to PO Box 206, Adirondack, NY 12808.

QUEENSBURY Ñ The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive at the Aviation Mall, 578 Aviation Road, May 30 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Present donors will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Lowes card.

Buy local event at Americade

WARRENSBURG Ñ The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce and The Warrensburg Business Alliance are co-sponsoring a Buy Local event during the Warrensburg Bike Rally May 30 to June 8. List your business on our flyer and mark your spot on our map. Pick up an orange buy local sign to place at your curb. Contact Peggy at JackÕ s Liquors for more info 623Ð 3366.

Sunflower planting event set

HORICON Ñ Joan Johnson, President of the Trustees of Horicon Library, is having a sunflower planting at the Horicon Town Hall, May 31 at 11 a.m. All children and adults are invited to take part in this project that will enhance the beauty of the town hall. Sign up sheets are in the library or by email at blblooms@

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will meet at 6 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall. For more information, visit , call 623-9305, or email GLENS FALLS — Wiawaka: Maintaining Tradition, Embracing the Future Program has been postponed. The program, originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 28, will be rescheduled later this summer.


CHESTERTOWN — Chess Club meets every Saturday at the Chester Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All levels, all ages welcome. Free chess lessons. WARRENSBURG — Weekly computer instruction class, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. each Tuesday in Richards Library, Elm St. & Library Ave. Topic changes weekly. Sponsored by Friends of Richards Library, which sponsors programming. For information, call the library at 623-3011 or visit the Friends’ Facebook page. WARRENSBURG — Exhibits of artifacts and photographs highlighting local culture, industry & curiosities in Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, 3754 Main St. in the V.F.W. building. Now showing: History of Churches in Warrensburgh. Open Wed. 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. & Sun. 1-3 p.m.. Free admission. Entrance and parking in the rear. Call Steve Parisi at 623-2207 or see: for details. CHESTERTOWN — Not only great books and resources, but exhibits at Chester Library, Chester Municipal Center, Main St. Story Time and Sing-A-Long every Friday at 10:30 a.m. For details on hours or programs, call 494-5384 or see: STONY CREEK — The award-winning garden club meeting Saturdays following at 10 a.m. at the Stony Creek Free Library. For more information, call 696-5911. LAKE LUZERNE — May Classes at the Adirondack Folk School begin. The month of May brings over 30 classes to the Adirondack Folk School. There are many old favorites to choose from and inspiring new classes as well. Contact 6962400 for information. CHESTERTOWN — In the center of Chestertown the second Friday of every month, bring your vintage car to show or come as a spectator to vote for your favorite! Cruise through town at dusk! No entry fees. WARRENSBURG — Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market (16) - Fridays, Memorial Day Weekend thru the end of October (May 23 to October 31), 3 to 6 p.m. Live Music Warrensburgh Mills Historic District Park, River Street, across from Curtis Lumber Free WARRENSBURG — The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce & The Warrensburg Business Alliance are co-sponsoring a Buy Local event during the Warrensburg Bike Rally May 30 to June 8. List your business on our flyer and mark your spot on our map. Pick up an orange buy local sign to place at your curb. Contact Peggy at Jack’s Liquors for more info 623 – 3366.

Saturday, May 24

WARRENSBURG — A spaghetti dinner, 4 to 7 p.m. to benefit the New York Kidney Transplant fund. A silent auction will be held at the Masonic Lodge, 3893 Main Street. Proceeds will go to HelpHOPELive to assist with the upcoming kidney transplant expenses for Roger Niles. Tickets may be purchased prior to the event by contacting Bud York 222-2322 or by email An amount of $10 for adults, kids 4-11 $5 has been set. Children 3 and under eat for free. WARRENSBURG — Green Thumb Perennial Swap from 8 a.m. - Noon. The Plant Exchange, Master Gardener Station, Soil pH Testing at Warrensburgh Mills Historic District Park, River Street, across from Curtis Lumber Free.

Monday, May 26

STONY CREEK — Ellie Benoit will be teaching a workshop for anyone interested in learning to crochet a tote from common plastic shopping bags, 6:30 p.m., Stony Creek Library. Cost of the two classes is $5. BRANT LAKE — The Seventh Annual Gourmet Pasta fundraising dinner for ESSLA at Jimbo’s Club at the Point, 7201 Route 8. Arrival begins between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Reservations need to be made by May 26 by calling Anne at 494-7421 or, Checks should be made out to ESSLA and mailed to PO Box 206, Adirondack, NY 12808.

Tuesday, May 27

GLENS FALLS — The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive at the Glens Falls YMCA 600 Glen St, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Present donors will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Lowes card. WARRENSBURG — Warrensburg Business/Citizen of the Year Dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cronin’s Golf Resort, Golf Course Road. 6 p.m. cocktail hour 7 p.m. dinner. Cost $25.00 per person RSVP by May 16.

Wednesday, May 28

BOLTON — Bolton Seniors Bowling at Sparetime Lanes in Lake George, 10 a.m. Lunch to follow at the Golden Corral Buffet in Queensbury. THURMAN STATION — The Thurman Station Association

Events: Friday, May 23

GLENS FALLS — The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive at Umicore Technical Materials, 9 Pruyns Island Dr, at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Present donors will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Lowes card. WARRENSBURG — Paperback book sale at Maple Tree Books 3812 Main St 8 a.m. Sunday, May 25 WARRENSBURG — Paperback book sale at Maple Tree Books 3812 Main St 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Regional YMCA SCU Wilton Branch at 20 Old Gick Rd, will host the American Red Cross Bloodmobile at 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Present donors will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Lowes card. QUEENSBURY — The Warren Co. Soil & Water presents “The Farm Talks,” at SUNY Adirondack, North Entrance Parking, 640 Bay Road, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. RSVP to Nick Rowell at 623-3119 or Presentations are free and open to all.

Friday, May 30

QUEENSBURY — The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive at the Aviation Mall, 578 Aviation Road, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Present donors will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Lowes card. WARRENSBURG — Paperback book sale at Maple Tree Books 3812 Main St 8 a.m.

Sunday, May 31,

WARRENSBURG — Paperback book sale at Maple Tree Books 3812 Main St 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 31

HORICON — The Trustees of Horicon Library, is having a sunflower planting at Horicon Town Hall at 11:00 a.m. All children and adults are invited to take part in this project. WARRENSBURG — The Warrensburg American Riders Post 446 is holding a Pancake Breakfast and a Blessing of the Bikes, at the Church of the Holy Cross 3764 Main st, from 7:30 p.m. to 11 a.m.. The cost is a donation. Gift baskets available to raffle off and the drawing will be held on 7 June. Following the breakfast will be a Blessing of the Bikes. GLENS FALLS — Food historians Amanda Massie and Valerie Balint will present an illustrated program at the Chapman Museum on Victorian foodways. The cost is $5 with reservations required as seating is limited. Call 793-2826 for information.

Sunday, June 1

SCHROON LAKE — Concert pianist, Jessica Roemischer, to perform at the Seagle Colony 999 Charley Hill Rd. The concert

Adirondack Journal - 9 begins at 2:30 p.m. with a reception afterwards. The cost is $25, seniors, $15, and family, $30. RSVP by May 21 to Ingrid at, 942-6513, or HPHPC/Concert PO Box 192, Port Henry NY 12974.

Tuesday, June 3

QUEENSBURY — The June meeting will our Third Annual Gluten-Free picnic, rain or shine, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gurney Lane Recreation Area, 118 Gurney Lane. The cost is $10.00 per person, free for children under 16. RSVP to or call Jean at 584-6702.

Thursday, June 5

PORT HENRY — High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care will hold a memorial service to honor the memory of those we have served and died between July 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013, at 6 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall located on 4253 Main Street. With this service, a special invitation to other members of the community who have suffered a loss.

Friday, June 6

WARRENSBURG — Fourth Rhubarb Festival at the Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market 3-6 p.m. at the Warrensburgh Mills Historic District Park, River Street, across from Curtis Lumber Free

Saturday, June 7

WARRENSBURG — Inspirational speeches with government concerns from patriots, representatives and law enforcement will be speaking at the Alexander Funeral Home at 3809 Main Street, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. A pig roast and refreshments will be sold. For information call 681-1020.

Wednesday, June 11

HAGUE — A Primary Election Candidates’ Night for the Twenty First District Congressional seat to be held at the Hague Community Center at 6:30 p.m. for a meet and greet session. The event, is question and answer format, will start at 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 14

WARRENSBURG — Curtis Lumber’s Pet-A-Palooza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at select Curtis Lumber locations. Adoptable animals from over 80 area shelters from New York and Vermont will be available for adoption. For list of locations, participating shelters, and rescue groups attending, visit or clpetapalooza.

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Price Chopper supermarket welcomed to Warrensburg By Thom Randall LAKE GEORGE Ñ Minutes after the new Warrensburg-Lake George Price ChopperÕ s ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday at 8 a.m., store manager Bryan LaLone watched hundreds of people push their shopping carts through the aisles of the store and gawk at the tens of thousands of different products in the storeÕ s inventory. Ò ThereÕ s a spirit of overwhelming excitement today,Ó said Lalone, a native of Stony Creek and a 1996 graduate of Warrensburg High School. Ò IÕ ve heard so many testimonials from people that they are impressed with the variety and value we offer.Ó Shoppers from local towns and communities Ñ even from adjacent counties Ñ crammed the store at its grand opening, many filling up their carts to overflowing. Warrensburg Supervisor Kevin Geraghty stood inside the store, watching the crowd circulate in the aisles, people greeting each other as they put groceries in the cart. All eight registers were busy racking up sales. Ò People are really stoked,Ó Geraghty said about public reaction to the supermarket that is the largest store in northern Warren County. Ò This retail development is important for people in the southern Adirondacks.Ó Jerry Golub, Price Chopper President, echoed the point. Ò People are really excited,Ó he said with a smile. Rebecca Hess pushed a cart through the produce aisles with her daughter Madelyn, 2, in tow. Her mother Cheryl DiPasquale won a $250 shopping gift card from Price Chopper and she and her husband Mark shared the winnings with Hess. Ò This is awesome Ñ thereÕ s a lot more variety here than weÕ ve had in town for decades,Ó Hess said. Mark DiPasquale noted that the fact the grocery store was open 24 hours during the summer Ñ the only market in northern Warren County to do so Ñ meant a vital convenience to his family members because his wife might want to shop late at night due to her unusual work hours. Ò This is a gorgeous store Ñ the selection is unbelievable, and it will be a big boost for the area,Ó he said. Linda Apple of Warrensburg was among the many filling her cart. Ò This will be great in winter Ñ being able to shop close to home regardless of the weather,Ó she said. The prior afternoon, a Preview Party Fundraiser, featuring freshly prepared food at buffet stations, was held at the store, and donations were collected to benefit three non-profit organizations based in Warrensburg. David Golub, Price ChopperÕ s Senior Vice President of Administration, said Saturday the storeÕ s location beside the Northway Exit 23 would provide convenient shopping for people from all over the southern Adirondacks as well as vacationers traveling on the major thoroughfare.

Bryan LaLone, store manager of the new Warrensburg-Lake George Price Chopper supermarket, lowers an axe on the ceremonial ribbon to mark the opening of the store May 18. Behind LaLone holding the ribbon are (left to right): Price Chopper Board of Directors President Neil Golub, Warrensburg Town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty, Lake George Town Supervisor Dennis Dickinson, shopping plaza developer Dave Fusco, Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce President Peter Aust, Price Chopper vice president David Golub, and Price Chopper President and CEO Jerry Golub. Photo by Thom Randall “This will not only bring traffic to our store but to existing local businesses,Ó he said. Ò This supermarket provides an substantial addition to the economic growth of the area.Ó Geraghty said Sunday he was pleased about the substantial addition of local jobs. Lalone said that 125 people, most from the North Country, were on the payroll this week. Corporate executives had predicted 100 or so would be employed. Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce President Peter Aust offered his thoughts on the economic boost the new supermarket and its host shopping plaza are apt to cause. Ò This is a great day for the North Country Ñ not only offering the opportunity for people to shop closer to home, but how itÕ s creating a substantial number of jobs,Ó Aust said. Price Chopper Board of Directors President Neil Golub talked about his firm’s employment opportunities. He was active Sunday, circulating in the store, greeting customers as well as offering advice to employees. Ò Some of the best people in our company have come from stores like Warrensburg, and thatÕ s special,Ó he said, adding that a job in a supermarket teaches an array of vital skills in customer service. Ò We look forward to developing a lot of good talent here.Ó Earlier, the Warrensburg High School Band had played the National Anthem, followed by a flag-raising conducted by the local American Legion. The ribbon cutting ensued, followed by a mob of shoppers pushing their carts toward the supermarketÕ s entrance. Lake George Supervisor Dennis Dickinson reminded a num-

ber of people at the ceremony that the store, although near Warrensburg, was located inside the Lake George town line. Ò This supermarket is a real asset to the whole region,Ó he said, referring to employment as well as meeting the needs of consumers. Ò It will serve dozens of communities from here well into Essex and Hamilton counties.Ó

Area residents line up at a buffet table for a serving of roast beef at a Preview Party held Saturday evening 16 hours prior to the opening of the new Warrensburg-Lake George Price Chopper Sunday at 8 a.m. Courtesy photo

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Memorial Day

a.m. Memorial Day, May 26, at the Grave of the Four Unknown Soldiers of the Battle of Lake George. Tours of Battlefield park will also be held.

Also on this day will be a memorial service at the Frederick H. Flynn Memorial Park on River Street starting at 7 a.m. All veterans are invited to march in the parade, regardless of membership status in the American Legion.


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The American Legion post 964 will be hosting the townsÕ Memorial Day parade beginning at 10 a.m. at the Horicon town hall.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Memorial Day, May 26, an honor guard with the drum and bugle corps march from the town hall to the bridge for a ceremony honoring those lost at sea. Following the march, a parade will take place, running from the town hall to the cemetery where a ceremony honoring all who have served in a time of war will take place.


The North Creek Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m., starting at Johnsburg Central School. Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troop and Pack 36 will be joining the school band. Guest speaker will be Trooper Jim Conway, JCS class of 1989 alumni. Coffee and donuts will be available at the North Creek firehouse following the parade provided by the Legion Auxiliary.


The Bolton Landing Emergency Squad will be holding an arts and crafts fair at Rogers Memorial Park Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also on the agenda for the weekend will be the Memorial Day parade May 26, beginning at 10 a.m. from Rogers Park to Veterans Park.


The Memorial Day parade is scheduled Saturday, May 24, on Canada Street beginning at 11:30 a.m. Also on the calendar for the holiday weekend will be a wreath laying ceremony at 10:45




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Elvis festival

Continued from page 1 said Jason Sherry, president of Sherry Management, LLC, and festival director. Ò WeÕ re bringing tribute artists from all over the world to show fans that Elvis truly is an international phenomenon.Ó Events begin May 28 with the Opening Night ceremony at Shepard Park, a free event open to the public from 7 to 8:30 p.m. It will be followed by an opening night party at the Adirondack Pub and Brewery from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., with cover charge waived with a ticket package. On May 29, Jukebox Live will take place at the Lake George Forum, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and show beginning at 8 p.m. The show will feature many Elvis Tribute Artists and other talented performers as they take to the stage as Elvis and other rock and roll legends. Before the Jukebox Live event, there will be a past champions dinner at the Al la carte Diner from 5 to 7 p.m. The after hours party will take place at King NeptuneÕ s Pub starting at 11 p.m. The competition for king of the Kings starts May 30, running from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lake George Forum. There will also be an Elvis Aboard the Adirondac cruise event from 1 until 2:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., the first part of “It’s International,” will take place at the Forum. The after hours party will be held at the Boardwalk Restaurant starting at 11 p.m. The Elvis Classic Car Parade will take place

May 24, 2014 May 31 at 9 a.m., rolling through the village to the Forum. It will be followed by the second round of the Elvis tribute competition, running from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Elvis Around Town will take place from noon to 6 p.m., with an Elvis Minne-Ha-Ha cruise at 1:30, 3 and 4:30 p.m., and Elvis tribute dinner at Shoreline Restaurant from 5 to 8 p.m. Part two of the ItÕ s International show will take place starting at 8 p.m. at the Forum, with after hours party at King NeptuneÕ s Pub starting at 11 p.m. There will be an Elvis collectibles sale at the Lake George Forum throughout the run of the festival. The Elvis Gospel Music Contest, presented by the Adirondack Journal, Denton Publications and the Spotlight Newspapers, will be held June 1 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lake George Forum, with artists paying tribute to ElvisÕ gospel music. Admission is free, while donations to the United Way will be accepted. At 10 a.m., the Ultimate Elvis Wedding will take place at the Forum. From 1 to 5 p.m., the competition finals and awards will take place, a preliminary qualifier for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest held each year in Memphis. The event is also sponsored by the Adirondack Journal, Denton Publications and the Spotlight Newspapers. The festival wrap party will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Tiki Resort in Lake George with free admission. For complete information about the event and tickets, visit or call 6817452.





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Athol-Thurman By Kathy Templeton

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Activities and events in the hills

The county sponsored senior bus service to Glens Falls will make their trips twice a month on the second and fourth Friday. The next scheduled trip will occur on June 13. The service will pick you up at your home; to arrange pickup simply contact Laura by June 11 with directions to your home and she will make sure you are picked up. You can reach Laura at 623-9281. Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings at the Thurman Town hall every Monday. This weekÕ s session occurs May 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments of tea or coffee are offered. For more information, contact Myra at 623-2633. The Sugar Loaf Seniors group holds their meetings on the third Wednesday of the month and this monthÕ s meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. Membership is still only $10 per year. To find out more information call Norma Galusha at 623-9425. The Gleaning food distribution sessions are held the first Monday of every month Ñ and the next such event is June 2 at 1 p.m. Be sure to bring your reusable cloth bags or plastic shopping bags to bring your goods home. The Thurman Station Association will be holding their first ever Cheese and Wine

Pairing at Nettle Meadow Farm on Saturday, June 7, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased either at the door the day of the event or by contacting Perky at 6239305 or Sally at 623-4889.

5K Burgher Dash

The 5th annual 5K Burgher Dash is just around the corner. The event will be held on Saturday, May 31. It all starts at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $20 for adults, $10 for students and $45 for a family and all proceeds go the Warrensburg Elementary PRIDE program.

Over the fence

The Thurman transfer station hours are Wednesday from Noon to 3 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are need of removal of your trash, Jim Desourdy picks up weekly for a fee of $5. If you only need occasional pick up, Jim will pick up as needed as well. Trash must be placed in pre-purchased orange bags. To contact him call 623-4254. Property Tax Grievance Day is held on the fourth Tuesday in May, this year that date is May 27. The Board of Assessment Review meets to hear all taxpayersÕ complaints regarding assessments. Final Assessment Rolls are filed and the annual cycle begins on July 1.

Thurman town board meeting are held on the second Tuesday of the month and the next scheduled meeting is to be held on June 10 at 6:30 p.m. Warrensburg Central School PTSA will be holding elections for the following officers positions; President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. These positions have a two year term limit. The elections will take place at the Warrensburg elementary school at 8:15 a.m. on June 12. Only members in good standing may vote, but the meeting is open to the public. A note to parents of school age children, please remember to pack your child with a water bottle, it is very hot in the classrooms as the warmer month of June approaches Ð your little one will thank you. Additionally, please check your childÕ s backpack for notices about end of the year trips, monies due for trips and early release dates. Only five weeks left of school!

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By Wauneata Waller

Thrift shop opening

HenrietteÕ s Attic at Church of Saint Sacrement Episcopal Church is now open Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There is a wide variety of menÕ s, womenÕ s and childrenÕ s clothing plus accessories, jewlery, giftware, kitchen, tools, craft needs, toys and games. All items are hand picked and most are under $5. Donations of items in good condition are welcome on the days the shop is open. Clothing should be folded in a box or on hangers. Donations are tax deductible.

Landfill cards

Effective Sunday, June 1, cash will no longer be accepted at the Town of Bolton Transfer Station. Landfill cards may be purchased at Town Hall, or the transfer station using a check or money order only.

Special days for Thurmanites

Celebrating anniversaries this week are Joe and Irene Sayer plus Joe and Rose Ehle on May 26, Marc and Cheryl Kenyon on May 30. Celebrating birthdays this week are Markus Moyer and Matthew Pollie on May 24, Thom Randall on May 25, Sue Rogers and Sue Duell on May 27, Bob Hitchcock on May 28, and Jim Murphy, Jr. on May 29.

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Mountains, waterfalls and just too much fun T

he day began bright and sunny, with large puffy, clouds racing across the sky, driven by the strong winds. A high pressure front had moved in after a series of heavy storms had battered the adjacent High Peaks the previous day. The foul weather had all of the local rivers and streams running high with runoff. As I passed through Keene, the East Branch of the Ausable was roaring, but the waters were relatively clear. I though it was unusual as the West Branch flow had the appearance of chocolate milk when I had crossed over it in Lake Placid fifteen minutes earlier. As I approached Elizabethtown, driving along Rt. 9N, all the little streams were flowing with a frothy tumble, and yet The Branch, a beautiful little stream that begins on the shoulders of Hurricane Mountain, was as clear freshly cleaned window. In Elizabethtown, where the Boquet River was nearly bursting over it’s banks, the flow was likewise unusually clear for

such a seemingly heavy runoff. I had traveled to Elizabethtown with the intention of visiting a the local streams, and casting a few flies, but it was painfully obvious that although the will was strong, the way was impossible. Fishing in such conditions is fruitless, as it’s nearly impossible to keep a fly on the water long enough for a fish to see it. As a result, I chose the next best option, which was to enjoy the remainder of the sunny day while enjoying the roar of a waterfall or two. When it comes to waterfalls, Essex County is the place to go, as it has more waterfalls within itÕ s boundaries than any other county in the state. It is understandable, as the county is also home to the tallest mountains in the state, and we all know water flows downhill. My first stop was at US Falls, a popular swimming hole on the outskirts of Elizabethtown, where the tumbling Branch is squeezed through a smooth bedrock gorge to create a series of

High Water conditions appear to turn Split Rock Falls into one large pool, rather than three separate falls.

spectacular waterfalls. The location features the remains of several old dams that once harnessed the river’s flow to power a tannery, a mill and an electric generating station. Today, all that remains is a battered old dam, a grist stone, and numerous concrete bases that once cradled a spillway and delivered the flow to a cinderblock powerhouse. After basking for awhile at the base of the soaring falls, and marveling at the passing rainbows that continued to show in the mist of the thunderous flow; I decided to head south in the direction of the upper sections of the Boquet River near the location of the infamous Ô Malfunction JunctionÕ , aka The Crazy Eights where Route 9 and Route 73 converge and diverge. Located a short distance from the intersection of these two main routes is the junction of the North Fork and the South Fork of the Bouquet River which flow precipitously out of Dix Range. There are easy to follow foot trails located along the banks of both branches, as well as a number of vehicle accessible campsites along the river banks. The forests nearby the riverbed feature a combination of old growth white pine, cedar and hemlock which offer a sharp contrast to the surrounding hills which are covered with wide open hardwoods composed primarily of birch and aspen. The open hardwoods are a remnant of the great fires that swept through the region in the late 1800Õ s. Although the trees are currently leafing out, the hillsides remain mostly wide open as do the riverbanks which have been scoured repeatedly in recent years as a result of historic high water events. Short of taking a trout or two on the fly, there is likely nothing I enjoy more than simply walking along a river corridor. Although I’ve paddled and fished most of the local waters numerous times, I always seem to stumble upon something new, unique or interesting whenever I travel the riverbanks rather than the riverbed. When IÕ m wading the rivers, I concentrate on the fish, while on the riverbanks my full attention is centered on the land. Often itÕ s just a well worn foot trail, the last vestiges of a former roadway, the abutment of a bridge or a long lost, rusted old, road sign. It is easy to forget that our current roadways were often rerouted over the years, and many of the once popular overlooks are no longer visited. This is especially true along Route 73, where there remains ample evidence of sections of the old route. Although vegetation has reclaimed many of the old banks, it is easy to find the former overlooks, many of which remain littered with the disagreed bottles, tires, wheels and vehicles of 19th and 20th century travelers. In fact, the route of the former Route 9 is still paved as follows through an old forest along the right bank of the South Fork of the Boquet, which is located just off Route 73. The old bridge abutments are still in place, located about a 100 yards downriver from the current bridge over the South Fork of the Boquet on Route 73. Having completed my investigation of the tumultuous tumbling branches of the upper Boquet, I returned to Elizabethtown after enjoying a quick visit to Split Rock Falls. At Split Rock, the combined flow of the two forks created a snapping, snarling, thunderous flow which had reduced the popular swimming holeÕ s three distinct pools into one long, white ribbon of froth and foam. The power of the river was palatable and hypnotic. As I stood on the bank, high above the thunderous ribbon in the stream bed below, I could feel the ground shaking underfoot. There was a thick mist was in the air, which created thousands of miniature rainbows on shafts of sunlight that trickled through the limbs of the towering white pines. It was a surreal scene, and the pounding of the thunderous waters pounding could be felt underfoot. There was the incessant mist on my face, and the sparkle of a million droplets in the air and on the pines. The ground vibrated underfoot, even though it was insulated with a thick carpet of pine needles. The power of the rumbling water was consuming and hypnotic. I could feel it sucking me in as I stood on a ledge high above the flow, and I knbew it was time to go. As I readied to depart, a trio of kayakers pulled off the road and into the small parking lot. They were wearing wet suits, and hurried to retrieve their squirt boats from the roof rack, before hustling down to the river. Ò YouÕ re not going to attempt that are you?Ó , I asked them, Ò YouÕ ve got to nuts!Ó Ò WeÕ ve run it three times already, and we can probably get in another three trips before the sun goes downÓ one fellow replied. He quickly turned away and walked towards the river where his friends were already putting in. Ò I gotta go!Ó I shook my head, and walked back to my car without looking back. Although I really wanted to stay and watch the scene, I was afraid it would spark some special sense of the past in me, when I too had taken off in a kayak on the very same river. Although IÕ m much older now, and possibly a fair bit wiser; I really didnÕ t want to let that genie out of the bottle again, because it was just too much fun! Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at

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PLATTSBURGH, NY 2011 COUGAR 327RESREADY TO CAMP!! Hate to give it up but budget says we have to. Your chance to own a dream fifth wheel, below book and ready to go. Absolutely perfect condition. 36 foot, three slides, 13,500 btu A/C, 30,000 btu furnace, twin rocker/recliners, 32" LCD TV, sound system/DVD combination with interior and exterior speakers, electric awning, day/night shades in all windows, dinette with four chairs. Lots of camping extras stay with the sale. Includes 2014 lot rent in small, quiet park in Lewis, New York. All set up. Leave it there or pull her to your own destination. Must see! $28500. 518-572-5901 or

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2004 Harley Davidson Touring Electra Glide Ultra Classic, 13,000 miles, must see, $13,000. 518547-8446 FARM EQUIPMENT Tractors for Sale: Ford 4000 Platform Row Crop, Diesel w/ Back-hoe; Super D Diesel. Call for Pricing 518-873-2678. HEAVY EQUIPMENT 1978 John Deere 302A Wheel Loader Backhoe, excellent condition, must see, $10,000. 518-5478446. 1997 CAT EXCAVATOR, Hydraulic Thumb, Quick Coupler, 4' Bucket, 2700 hrs., $37,500. 518-251-4488 ACCESSORIES (2) TRAILERS (OPEN) - both excellent condition; 2010 Triton 20' Aluminum - max wgt. 7500 lbs. Asking $4900 and 1989 Bison 31' overal Gooseneck, Asking $2900. 518-546-3568. 4 Nordman mud & snow tires, 205/70 R15 96T, Great condition, $200. 802-425-3529

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LAND Schroon Lake Waterfront Camp on leased land. Screened porch, 32' aluminum dock + more, $37K. 518-569-6907 STONEY CREEK 50 Acres secluded easy access 1800 ft. black top frontage, mountain views, Stoney Creek, NY $89,900, no interest financing. 518-696-2829 STONEY CREEK 50 Acres secluded easy access 1800 ft. black top frontage, mountain views, Stoney Creek, NY $89,900, no interest financing. 518-696-2829

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MLS # 201334029 Enjoy the pleasure of owning a year around family business in the Adirondacks close to LG Village. Call Ildiko McPhilmy, Purdy Realty, LLC., 518-253-2295 cell0 Port Henry Duplex Apartment Building, completely renoved, excellent rental history, some owner financing avail, $69K. 518-5468247


LAND Brant Lake 9.1 acre building lot for sale by owner, Harris Road, $63K. 518-494-3174 Build your cabin in the woods. Join the Route 28N between Long Lake and Newcomb. Year round outdoorsman club. Three lakes, streams, snowmobiling, ATV, kayaking, fishing, hunting, trapping – all sports. Open House May 24th, 9am-3pm, watch for signs on Route 28. 518-638-8031 COUNTRY FARMHOUSE 6 acres $89,900. Beautiful So. Tier location! 5 BR, 2 Baths, 2 levels of decks, mother in law cottage! Ideal family retreat! Owner terms! Call 1-888-701-1864 NOW! Crown Point Land – 53 Peasley Rd. Property offers 3.5 acres on Putnam Creek w/600' of road frontage, a 50' x 30' 2 story fram barn w/elec & oil heat. Zones residential. Can be converted or build new. Beautiful spot & minutes to the Northway or Ticonderoga, $65K. Purdy Realty, LLC 338-1117 Call Frank Villanova 878-4275 Cell Crown Point, 600' + on Putts Creek, 2.78 acres, 20' x 32' liveable building. Fix up or tear down & rebuild, $30K FIRM, quick sale. 518-354-7167 Lots & Acreage COUNTRY FARMHOUSE 6 acres -$89,900. Beautiful So. Tier location! 5 BR, 2 Baths, 2 levels of decks, mother in law cottage! Ideal family retreat! Owner terms! Call 888-905-8847 NOW. NEW YORK LAND BARGAINS- 3 Acres Southern Tier: $9995; 6 acres on Trout Stream:$19,995; 8.4 Acres New Turkey Hunter's Cabin: $29,995. Financing w/ Low Monthly Payments! Call Christmas & Associates: 1-800-229-7843. Or Visit: www.landandcamps. com Owner/Broker Schroon Lake – leased land w/camp in excellent cond, 50' lakefront, 48' wooden dock, asking $50K. Call for details 518-4957683

COME VISIT OUR NEW MODELS Modular, Mobile Homes & DoubleWides. No Pressure Staff. 600 RT.7 Pittsford VT 05763 1-877-999-2555 7 days 9-4 Park Model, 1986. Ledgeview Camp, Highway 149, 5 Pine Breeze Trail, $49,500. Come see, it's really neat! New in 2012: roof, siding, bedroom, deck & shed! 518-6363429 or 352-428-8767 VACATION PROPERTY Cranberry Lake - 90 acre hunting camp, 8 cabins, well, septic, off grid, solar power generator, sand pit, ½ acre pond, wood & propane heat, 55 miles from Lake Placid, one mile off Route 3, $155K, 518359-9859 Lovely Single Family Home, 3 bdrm, 1 ½ bath. To trade, swap, sell for equal value home in area, $129,000. Located in beautiful Edgewater, FL. 518-696-2829 Out of State Real Estate Sebastian, Florida Beautiful 55+ manufactured home community. 4.4 miles to the beach, 2 miles to the riverfront district. Homes starting at $39,000. 772-581-0080, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DIVORCE $349 - Uncontested divorce papers prepared. Includes poor person application/waives government fees, if approved. One signature required. Separation agreements available. Make Divorce Easy - 518-274-0380. Mortgages Ready to buy a home?? We are ready to help.? The State of NY Mortgage agency offers up to $15,000 down payment assistance.? 1-800-382HOME(4663). ANIMAL BEADNELL RIVERSIDE FARM All Natural Beef for sale. Sold by the quarter, half, or whole. Topsoil also available. Call for details. 518-260-4048

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22 - Adirondack Journal CLEAN UP PROFESSIONAL PRESSURE WASHING Painting & Staning, Houses, Log Cabins, Decks, Walks, Fences, etc. Schroon Lake & Surrounding areas. Free Estimates. Call Larry 518-532-0118. HOME IMPROVEMENTS 100% WOOD HEAT, no worries. Keep your family safe and warm with an OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. Vermont Heating Alternatives 802343-7900 AFFORDABLE HEAT with a MAXIM OUTDOOR WOOD PELLET FURNACE by Central Boiler. Burns wood pellets. Boivin Farm Supply 802-475-4007 HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED OR SETTLED? Contact Woodford Brothers Inc, for straightening, leveling, foundation and wood frame repairs at 1-800-OLD-BARN. "Not applicable in Queens county" Let’s Go Garage & Yard Sale-ing Thru The Classified Superstore

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PARADOX HOME FOR SALE By Owner, Schroon Lake School District, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, fully renovated, 2 garages, shed, large fire place, $149,900. No owner terms. See Listing ID# 23972428.

REAL ESTATE 1 ACRE OF LAND at Wood Rd., West Chazy, NY, close to schools, nice location. Please call 518-4932478 for more information. ADIRONDACK “BY OWNER” 1000+ photo listings of local real estate for sale, vacation rentals & timeshares. Owners: List with us for only $299 per year. Visit online or call 518-891-9919

BUILDING AND LOT in Moriah 1.3+ acres, paved driveway, town water and sewer. Can be used for residential and/or commercial, Asking $45,000. 518-546-3568 Lovely Single Family Home, 3 bdrm, 1 ½ bath. To trade, swap, sell for equal value home in area, $129,000. Located in beautiful Edgewater, FL. 518-696-2829

TREE SERVICES Tree Work Professional Climber w/decades of experience w/anything from difficult removals to tasteful selected pruning. Fully equpped & insured. Michael Emelianoff 518-251-3936

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