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Village commits $1.6 million to water upgrades LAKE GEORGE — Village of Lake George officials have approved a resolution borrowing $1.6 million to improve the municipality’s water service to the residents of the town of Lake George. The Village’s water system services several areas outside the village. Slated to begin in the fall of 2010, the improvements will include the installation of two new water mains serving residents and businesses south of the village and on the east side of the lake as well. The new 16-inch mains will replace two 30year-old 12-inch mains that have been troublesome over the past several years, Village Mayor Robert Blais said. The large mains will increase the volume and pressure of water delivered to the east-side customers, particularly those at higher elevations., he said. The first phase of construction is to occur along Beach Road to the intersection of Route 9L and end near the American Legion Post. This will complete a loop towards the village line on state Rte. 9, increase fire flows and allow the state to install a fire sprinkler system at Million Dollar Beach. The second phase of the improvement project will include the installation of another new main from the Village line on Route 9 to Birch Avenue in the Town of Lake George. Both lines have experienced several water breaks over the past several years, particularly during the winter frost. For three years, Village officials have planned for those improvements and have built into the water rent increase the debt service, Blais said. They also have tried to coordinate the construction with the new work planned for Beach Road by Warren County which presently is slated to begin in spring 2011, Blais said. It is anticipated that all the work will be completed before spring 2011 and traffic will be maintained through the process. The system is being designed by Barton and Loguidice Engineers of Albany. Bids are expected to be opened in August and work slated to begin in October. Advertising the project for bid ahead of the road reconstruction project is expected to bring lower bids, boost opportunities for local contractors and minimize delays, Blais said.
Elvis fans, performers, descend on Lake George By Thom Randall firstname.lastname@example.org
Rod Stewart impersonator Steve Bobbitt poses for a photo for fans while singing “Infatuation” during a Lake George Elvis Fest preview concert Thursday at Shepard Park. The three-day festival included performances by 66 Elvis tribute artists, as well as impersonators of Tom Jones, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash and James Brown. Bobbitt charmed the Elvis fans Thursday with his gravelly voice, British mannerisms, and by prancing through the crowd. Photo by Thom Randall
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History museum seeking guides Baccalaureate service open to all grads This year ’s Baccalaureate service for Warrensburg Central School 2010 graduates — and all area graduates-tobe are invited — will be3 celebrated at 7 p.m. June 24 at the Free Methodist Church, 250 River St. in Warrensburg. Randy Phillips, a Native American of the Oneida Nation will be the guest speaker. Phillips is a retiring math teacher, the Oneida Police Chaplain and an ordained youth pastor. This event is open to the community, and all family members and religious leaders who would like to participate with a reading or song are welcome. The event promises to not only feature warm fellowship, but it will surely be a great way to boost graduating teenagers’ spiritual awareness as we send them off into the world towards college or career. Refreshments will be served. Religious leaders intending to participate, or those with questions, contact Pastor Leonard or Sheila Mender at 623-3023 or 623-4606.
The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History is now recruiting volunteers to be guides during its expanded summer hours. While no experience is necessary, enthusiasm for history is a plus. Those interested are urged to stop by the museum while it is open Wednesday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., or call museum director Steve Parisi at 623-2207.
‘Citizen of the Year’ dinner this week The entire membership of the Warrensburgh Historical Society will be honored by the local Chamber of Commerce as the 2010 Citizens of the Year at a banquet set for this next week. This dinner of appreciation will be held June 18 at Grace’s Restaurant, across from the Floyd Bennett Bandstand in uptown Warrensburg. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres — at a cash bar — begin at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Dinner choices are Chicken Giovanni, tilapia, grilled sirloin steak or vegetarian linguini The cost is $25 per person, dessert included. For reservations, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 623-2161.
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Summer clothes, those with only gentle use, are needed in all sizes and shapes for North Country Ministry’s family clothing shop and “Baby’s Place” in the agency’s outreach center in Warrensburg. Please drop off your donations at the outreach center, located at 3933 Main St. across from the post office. As always, North Country Ministry is also looking for donations of furniture — and money — in their efforts to help out families facing profound hardship. We applaud all the efforts of North Country Ministry, whether it’s their vital work advocating for the needy in getting them connected with government-sponsored programs, their referral and counseling services for individuals and families, or work in providing emergency assistance.
St. Cecilia's Catholic Community has scheduled its annual golf tournament for 1 p.m. Sunday Aug. 15 at Cronin's Golf Resort. A donation of $95 includes green fees, cart, hot-dog lunch, awards, prizes and a steak dinner. For reservations, email email@example.com or contact Tim Morrison at 623-9461.
WCS alumni banquet coming up The Warrensburg High School Alumni newsletter with information on the upcoming annual banquet has been mailed. Those who do not receive the newsletter and would like one may pick one up at the Richards Library. The banquet is set for Aug. 7 at the Fort William Henry Resort in Lake George. This year, the class of 1960 will be honored, as it is the 50th anniversary of their graduation.
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Reception set for student artists Students of Warrensburg High School are now showcasing their artwork at the Riverside Gallery in a rotating exhibition. Starting off the series is an exhibit by members of the WCS Senior Class. A reception will be held June 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. for the young artists, and light refreshments will be served. All are invited to attend. The gallery is located at 2 Elm St. in Warrensburg, next to the bridge that carries Rte. 418 across the Schroon River.
Restaurant Week offers set price The Lake George Chamber of Commerce will hold its fourth annual Restaurant Week from June 20 through 26, and Chamber officials have high expectations for turnout as it has been well-attended in prior years. The participating restaurants, to have three course meals for $17.57, include: Lizzie Keays in Warrensburg; The Algonquin Restaurant, Mr. Brown's in Bolton Landing; Adirondack Pub, Barnsider Smokehouse BBQ, Boardwalk Restaurant, Christie's on the
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Graduate tribute coming up — keep us informed While the Adirondack Journal will be publishing a salute to the graduates of local high schools, I would like to prepare a tribute also to all who have graduated from college or schools out of the region. Please contact me with information no later than June 21. Thank you and keep your news coming. Call 623-9744 or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lake George Region Restaurant Week June 20-26
In recognition of the 1757 Siege of Fort William Henry which lies at the Southern most end of Lake George, the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting our fourth annual “Lake George Region Restaurant Week.” Each of the below participating restaurants will be offering a
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Lake George: Adirondack Pub & Brewery Barnsider Smokehouse BBQ The Boardwalk Restaurant The Boathouse Restaurant Christies On The Lake Dunham’s Bay Resort East Cove Restaurant Judd’s Tavern The Lobster Pot
Log Jam Restaurant Mama Riso’s Restaurant Mario’s Restaurant Mezzaluna Restaurant & Pizzeria Moose Tooth Grill Porreca’s Restaurant The Rain Tree Restaurant Shoreline Restaurant S.J. Garcia’s Smokey Joe’s Saloon & Grill TR’s Restaurant The Village Blacksmith Steakhouse
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Participating in the recent check presentation and fire truck rides were (rear): members of the Warrensburg Youth Football League, and (front, left to right): youth football coaches Greg Shambo and Gary Baker, Warrensburg Fire Co. President Kevin Geraghty, youth football president Kim Monthony, coach Mike Irish, fire co. vice president Scott Combs, and coach Al Perrone.
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their own children who attended a meeting of the company after being served dinner by the adults. Afterwards, the firefighters’ children were also treated to fire truck rides by Pete Bederian who piloted the 1936 Ford around town to the delight of the youngsters. The Warrensburg Fire Co. is always seeking new members, Geraghty said Friday. Those seeking to apply are urged to call 623-9766 and leave a message or contact any member of the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co.
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WARRENSBURG — Following a tradition of community service, the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co. recently presented a $2,000 check to the Warrensburg Youth Football program to help purchase equipment. In an appreciative response, the youth football group presented the fire co. officials with a plaque. Members of the fire company held their annual coin drop in February and earmarked proceeds for the football program, agency president Kevin Geraghty said. “We want to help out the community and keep the kids safe while they’re enjoying playing the games,” Geraghty said on behalf of the fire company membership. Warrensburg Youth Football League Coach Mike Irish said the donation would be helpful, and per-
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Friday-Sunday, June 25 - June 27 LAKE GEORGE — Summerfest annual arts & crafts show, 9 a.m.6 p.m. daily, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday in Shepard Park. Music, entertainment, food, more. Sidewalk sales throughout village. Free. 6682688 or www.lakegeorgevillage.com
Saturday June 26 DIAMOND POINT — Opening day, farmers' market, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Community Church grounds, Rte. 9N. Locally grown produce. 6683962 Concert: mini-opera “A Hand of Bridge” by Lake George Opera apprentices, 7:30 p.m. at Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, Lake Shore Dr. Includes a tribute to Lake George Opera Festival director David Lloyd, father of Warrensburg’s own Tom Lloyd, founder of Adirondack Scenic . $.644-2431 or: www.operamuseum.org HAGUE — North Country Triathlon. Watch 400 athletes swim, bike and run over 26km and 51km courses. Starts at Hague beach. USAT sanctioned. Limited registration at www.northcountrytri.com
Thursday-Saturday, June 10 - June 12 LAKE GEORGE — Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally. The internationally famous rally, largest of its type on the planet. Features the most motorcycle vendors and manufacturers anywhere in one location, plus rides, seminars, special events and contests, grand parade, gettogethers. Region’s largest event. New events include themed boat cruises, hot air balloon rides, Comedy Night. Details: 798-7888 or: www.tourexpo.com. WARRENSBURG — 8th annual Warrensburg Bike Week. What began as a spillover from Americade developed a character and crowd all its own. Dozens of vendors, booths along length of Upper Main St., plus scenic rides through Adirondacks, friendly accommodations. See details at www.warrensburgbikeweek.com WARRENSBURG — Readings of original poetry, essays and short stories by area writers, 7 p.m. at Willows Bistro. Featured this month are Margaret Bartley, Jessica Kane of Brant Lake with her eclectic works, Kathleen O’Day of Warrensburg with her memoirs, and Perky Granger, historical novelist. Free. On exhibit: “Wild West” photographs of Sue Clark. 3749 Main St. phone: 504-4344. www.willowsbistro.com
Saturday-Sunday, June 26 - June 27 STATEWIDE — Free Fishing Days in all NY waterways, no license required for 2 days only. Verify regulations with local bait shops.
Sunday June 27 Sporty's Iron Duke Saloon in Minerva will host its annual Bike Show in conjunction with the Goat Brothers, the event benefits Christopher Reeve Foundation for spinal cord injury research this Saturday, June 12.
Friday June 11 WARRENSBURG — Riverfront Farmers' Market, 3-6 p.m. at Warrensburgh Mills Historic District Park, 173 River St. Locally grown produce, maple syrup, wine, baked goods, cheese, organic meats, poultry, plants, crafts, specialty goods, more. Details: 466-5497.
Friday-Sunday, June 11 - June 13 GLENS FALLS — Friends of Crandall Library Book Sale, daily at the library. This is the mammoth sale that draws folks from a wide area for thousands of books & other media, both obscure & popular. Something for everyone. Fri.: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sat.: 9 am- 4 p.m., Sun.: 1-4 p.m. /www.crandalllibrary.org or 792-6508 ext. 3
Saturday, June 12 WARRENSBURG — The Flaming Pumpkins band hosts benefit motorcycle ride for North Country Ministries. Starts at CB's Spirits & Restaurant on River Street . Registration from 9:30 ‘til 11 a.m. MINERVA — Annual Bike Show at Sporty's Iron Duke Saloon Minerva NY. Held in conjunction with the Goat Brothers, the event benefits Christopher Reeve Foundation for spinal cord injury research. See: www.sportysirondukesaloon.com. GLENS FALLS — Big annual lawn sale, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. at G.F. Senior Center, 380 Glen St. New & used household & gift items, books, bake sale, jewelry, linens, thrift shop, more. 793-2189
Saturday-Sunday, June 12 - June 13 POTTERSVILLE — Stone Bridge & Caves Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at this historic attraction, free both days to all residents of Warren, Hamilton & Essex counties. See the caves and other geological attractions that have drawn visitors for 200 years. Also visit the gift show & view their recent upgrades. 535 Stone Bridge Rd. Bring proof of area residency. Details: 494-2283. GLENS FALLS — Annual LARAC June Arts Festival, downtown. More than 200 exhibitors, juried arts & crafts show with food, music and activities. Also: Zonta Country Faire with similar items. Details: www.larac.org or 798-1144. GLENS FALLS — Open house hosted by Shirt Factory Artists, Lawrence and Cooper streets. More than 30 artists and craftspeople showing their original art in their studios, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Demonstrations include candle-making, torched flamework glass, felting,textiles and jewelry. Call 824-1290 or see: www.shirtfactorygf.com QUEENSBURY — Northeast Fly-In 2010, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily at Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury Ave. Aircraft displays, food, entertainment, radio-controlled aircraft demo & display.Young Eagle flights- free rides for ages 8-17. www.eaa353.org or 747-3133.
Sunday, June 13 GLENS FALLS — Exhibition opening: Andrew Wyeth - An American Legend, 12-5 p.m. at The Hyde Collection, Warren St. Features about 50 works including pencil, watercolor, dry brush and tempera . $. Through Sept. 5. www.hydecollection.org or 792-1761.
Tuesday, June 15 LAKE GEORGE — Special meeting, Lake George Village Trustees, 10 a.m. at the Village Hall. GLENS FALLS — Presentation of Low Maintenance Perennial Gardening by Mark Perry of Sweet Pea Farms, 7 p.m. at Adirondack Mountain Club headquarters, Goggins Rd. off Northway Exit 21 and Rte. 9N. Free, but call 668-4447 for reservations. www.adk.org
Wednesday, June 16 THURMAN — Farmers' Market at Thurman Station, Rte. 418, 3-6 p.m., Locally grown produce, crafts, maple products, more. Free. 6239718 or www.thurmanstation.com BOLTON LANDING — Bolton Seniors welcome back “snowbird” members with luncheon, 12 p.m. at Lakeside Lodge. BOLTON LANDING — Reception & tea tasting, 1:30 p.m. at Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, 4800 Lake Shore Dr. Talk, book signing & tea tasting with Michael Harney of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. $. 644-2431 or: www.thesembrich.org
Wednesday-Saturday, June 16 - June 19 LAKE GEORGE — Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Convention. Thousands of firefighters descend on the village for seminars, parties, demonstrations, grand dress parade at 1 p.m. Saturday (arrive early) with unparalleled pageantry. Fun Mardi Gras parade 7-9 p.m. Friday night sown Canada St. See: hvvfaconvention.org.
Thursday June 17 LAKE GEORGE — Summer Sunset Cruise, fundraiser for Lake George Arts Project, on the Adirondac vessel at Shoreline Cruises, Kurosaka Lane. Music by Rich Ortiz. Sample foods from area restaurants, silent auction, raffle, Board at 6:30 p.m., Call 668-2616 for reservations. $. www.lakegeorgearts.org GLENS FALLS — ‘Art in the Public Eye’ Outdoor Cinema, 8-10 p.m. at Lapham Place. Family film, trivia game. Bring chairs. Free. 7613864or: www.glensfallsartwalk.com. NORTH CREEK — Gallery Walk along Main St., 5-7 p.m., plus farmers’ market at train depot museum, where at 3 p.m. there will be a platform talk. www.northcreekdepotmusuem.com or 251-5842. Free.
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LAKE GEORGE — Adirondack Distance Run, starts 7:30 a.m. at Lake George High School, 381 Canada St. Annual 10-mi le footrace to Bolton Landing. Details, register at: www.adirondackrunners.org BOLTON LANDING — Reunion of Civilian Conservation Corps alumni, family & friends, 2-5 p.m. at Bolton Library. All encouraged to share stories and photos of CCC camps in Bolton. Presentation by Historian Marty Podskoch on the history, lore and legacy of the CCC camps in the state. Details: call Pat Babe at 644-9960 or Megan Baker at 644-2233.
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LAKE GEORGE — Fireworks show at dusk, Shepard Park. THURMAN — Daggett Dog Days, Daggett Lake Campsites, 660 Glen-Athol Rd.660 Glen Athol Rd. A fun and informative day for pets and their people. Proceeds to Adirondack Save-A-Stray. Rabies certificate required (for the canines). $. 623-2198 or www.daggettlake.com DIAMOND POINT — Opening day, farmers' market, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Community Church grounds, Rte. 9N. Locally grown produce. 6683962 NORTH CREEK — Award-winning art film The Visitor, 7:30 p.m. Tannery Pond Community Center, Main St. $. 251-0856 www.ottg.org GLENS FALLS — Family Activity Day; outdoor games 1-3 p.m. at Chapman Historical Museum, 348 Glen St. Old-fashioned games including hopscotch, ring toss, hit the target, badminton. Also make lemonade $ for children; adults free. Reservations required, 793-2826 or: www.chapmanmuseum.org LAKE GEORGE — Presentation: Lake-Friendly Landscaping, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Lake George Association, 2392 Rte 9N. Native plants, rain barrels, other lake-friendly ideas. Free. Register at 6683558. www.lakegeorgeassociation.org. BOLTON LANDING — Young Performers Showcase, classical singing and instrumentals, 2 p.m. at Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, 4800 Lake Shore Dr. Musicians from area schools. Free. 644-2431 or: www.operamuseum.org STATEWIDE — Bass Season opens, through Nov. 30, verify regulations & get details at local bait shops. 623-1240 or see: www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9219.html
Saturday-Sunday, June 19-20 LAKE GEORGE — “Honor Your Dad” wine tasting, 11 a.m. on at Adirondack Winery, 285 Canada St. Free samplings of wine. Fine foods, cheese & chocolates available. www.adirondackwinery.com or: 668-WINE. Treat your Dad.
Sunday June 20 STONY CREEK — Adirondack Outkasts Car Show, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at 1000 Acres Ranch Resort, 465 Warrensburg Rd. Proceeds benefit Juvenile Diabetes, See street rods, antiques, muscle cars, motorcycles. No pets. $. 696-7226 or: www.1000acres.com.
Sunday-Saturday, June 20 - June 26 LAKE GEORGE — Restaurant Week. Special fixed pricing at lots of participating eateries in region. www.lakegeorgechamber.com or: 668-5755.
Monday June 21 BOLTON LANDING — Film: “Moonstruck,” 7:30 p.m. at Bolton Library, Lake Shore Dr. Free. 644-2431 or www.thesembrich.org.
Tuesday, June 22 CHESTERTOWN — Downtown Enhancement Committee meeting, 7 p,m, in Chester Town Hall. Group to discuss draft of proposed town residents survey and affordable housing needs. All invited to attend and contribute talents to this effort. Call Mary Jane Dower at 494-3336 for details. BOLTON LANDING — Bolton Seniors’ miniature golf & ice cream at Hillbilly Hills and lunch at Country Meadow. Leave Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. by carpool. $9 total.
Wednesday, June 23 THURMAN — Farmers' Market at Thurman Station, Rte. 418, 3-6 p.m., Locally grown produce, crafts, maple products, more. Free. 6239718 or www.thurmanstation.com
Wednesday-Saturday, June 23 - July 3 GLENS FALLS — Adirondack Theatre Festival’s “What A Glorious Feeling,” Charles R Wood Theater, Glen St. Musical depicting backstage drama behind the making of Gene Kelly's Singin' in the Rain. Music and dance by Jay Berkow. Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; June 30, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., $. 798-7479. www.atfestival.org
Thursday June 24 NORTH CREEK — Platform Talk: History presentation on Seneca Ray Stoddard by Christine Campeau, 3 p.m. at North Creek Depot Museum at the railway station. Bring a chair. Free. 251-5842 or www.northcreekdepotmuseum.com
Friday June 25 WARRENSBURG — Riverfront Farmers' Market, 3-6 p.m. at Warrensburgh Mills Historic District Park, 173 River St. Locally grown produce, maple syrup, wine, baked goods, cheese, organic meats, poultry, plants, crafts, specialty goods, more. Details: 466-5497.
LAKE GEORGE — Silver Bay Ensemble performs, 1:30 p.m. at Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, 4800 Lake Shore Dr. $. 644-2431 or www.operamuseum.org LAKE GEORGE — Lake George Community Band concert, 8 p.m. in Shepard Park, Canada St. Patriotic songs, movie themes, Broadway melodies, marches, and more. Free. 222-1302 or www.lakegeorgecommunityband.com NORTH CREEK — Platform Talk: Local Lore & History Walk with Bill Bibby, 3-5 p.m. at North Creek Depot Museum at the railway station. Bring a chair and water. Free. 251-5842 or www.northcreekdepotmuseum.com
Ongoing WARRENSBURG — Exhibits of artifacts, photographs and environments highlighting local history in the newly revitalized Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, which is now open Wednesdays and Sundays, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It’s located at 3754 Main St. just north of Stewart’s, and the entrance — handicapped accessible — is in the rear. An exhibit of local school sports teams and activities is a special added exhibit through June 5. Call Museum Director Steve Parisi at 623-2928 or 623-2207 for details. CHESTERTOWN — Photography exhibit, “Adirondack Starscapes & Landscapes,” featuring astro-photography of Bob Fisher of Olmstedville and interpretive landscapes by Jerry Wein of Paradox at the Chester Library gallery. Fisher and Wein are friends and fellow adventurers. The library is in the Chester Municipal Center, Main St.. For details, call 494-5384. DIAMOND POINT — Exhibit by Johnsburg Fine Arts Society, at Hillview Free Library, Lake Shore Dr.Through June 30. Free. 668-3012 or www.hillviewfreelibrary.org LAKE GEORGE —Yoga Classes, Tuesdays in the Courthouse Gallery, Amherst St. Lake George. Beginner sessions: 5:15 - 6:15 p.m., Intermediate, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Contact Cheryl at 802-236-8489 WARRENSBURG — Beginning Yoga Classes, Thursdays 9 -10 a.m. at River Street Athletic Club, River St. Call Cheryl at 802-236-8489. BOLTON LANDING — Exhibit: “Fine Art in the Heart of the Adirondacks,” Lakeshore Gallery, 4985 Lake Shore Dr. Regional artists: oils, watercolors, pottery, jewelry. Thurs.-Sat. , 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Free. Through Sept. www.lakeshoregalleryboltonlanding.com or 644-9480 CHESTERTOWN — Town Youth Commission meets the first Tuesday of each month, public invited. Call Nicole at 494-7725 for details. CHESTERTOWN—North Country Caregivers Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Chester-Horicon Health Center at 6:15 p.m. For details, call 251-2581. 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. CHESTERTOWN — Chester Library Board of Trustees meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month in the library at the Municipal Center, Main St. Public welcome. Call 494-5384 for details. CHESTERTOWN—Story Time and Sing-A-Long with Wendy at the Chester Library every Friday at 11 a.m. CHESTERTOWN — Not only great books and resources, but exhibits at Chester Library, Chester Municipal Center, Main St. Hours: Tues. & Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wed.& Thurs., 1 p.m.-6 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.6 p.m. Free. Details: www.chesterlibrary.org or 494-5384. CHESTERTOWN — Oil Portraits by Dick Willemin, on exhibit at Chester Library, Town of Chester Municipal Center, Main St. Free. For hours, see above listing. 494-5384 or www.chesterlibrary.org LAKE GEORGE — Book Discussion Group meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Caldwell Lake George Library. LAKE GEORGE — Open mic with all-you-can-eat pizza, socializing,Thursdays at Pizza Jerks, 59 Iroquois St. STONY CREEK — Monthly meeting, Stony Creek Library Board of Trustees, 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, at the library. STONY CREEK — Yoga classes at 213 Hadley Road, Tuesday, 67:30 p.m., Friday 9-10:30 a.m., Sunday 9-10:30 a.m. 696-2261 THURMAN —Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 at the Thurman Town Hall. All welcome. Call Jane at 696-2766 for more information. CHESTERTOWN — Works by Lois Ruplin, exhibit through May 31 in Town of Chester Public Library, Chester Municipal Center, Main St. Tues. & Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wed., 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Thurs.,1-6 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Free. Details: 494-5384 or: www.chesterlib.adirondack.ny.us LAKE GEORGE — Exhibit of nature photography by Lesley Dixon at Adirondack Mountain Club gallery, 814 Goggins Rd., off Rte. 9N near Northway Exit 20. Exhibit through June 30. Gallery open Mon.Sat., 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free. Details: 668-4447. or: www.adk.org.
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Village beefs up patrols for Americade week LAKE GEORGE — With the cooperation of the town of Lake George, village officials have decided to strengthen their police presence during the Americade week, Mayor Bob Blais said this week. Last year following the annual Americade rally, the village held a public meeting to discuss problems encountered with the large crowds, particularly on Friday and Saturday evenings. Several homeowners and business property owners spoke about the noise, disturbances and inconveniences associated with hosting the rally. Mayor Blais attributed the complaints to the large influx of non-Americaders that come to the village to party and be part of the rally itself. Traditionally the bars are filled to capacity and traffic congestion and parking create numerous problems for the local authorities. Several times in the past., Canada Street had to be blockaded by law enforcement to calm the large, rowdy crowds on open decks. All those attending the 2009 meeting agreed this was unacceptable and many suggestions were put forth, Blais said this week. “Knowing that the Sheriff ’s Office is stretched to the maximum and their budget has been trimmed as well, we decided to step up to the plate and invest in extra patrols for the weekend,” Mayor Blais said. Warren County Sheriff Bud York has agreed to dedicate one patrol to cover the village’s residential areas from Wednesday to Saturday. The Village has decided to also put
four officers on duty on Canada Street to assist the village’s Peace Officers on Friday and Saturday nights. These officers will be assigned to the residential areas of the Village during Americade week, as well as four additional foot patrolman in the business district. The additional cost for overtime will be approximately $4,000 and be shared by the Town and Village. The presence of extra deputies on Canada Street and in areas where residents have experienced problems in the past will help out some of the problems, Blais said. The deputies will augment all of the village’s eight Peace Officers, who will be on duty throughout the weekend, he said. “While the Americade Rally itself is a big economic boost for our businesses, the size and nature of the crowds on the weekend create many problems for our village,” the Mayor said. “This investment and cooperation of the Sheriff ’s Department should help to lessen some of the inconveniences of the past.”
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Services resume at Diamond Point church DIAMOND POINT — All are invited to join Diamond Point Community Church for Sunday services at 10 a.m. Sundays beginning June 20. Church officials asserted this week they are truly a community church and welcome all denominations. Weekly services are conducted by visiting ministers from around the country. Holy Communion will be celebrated July 18 and Aug. 15. The church’s annual Memorial Service will be held Sunday Aug. 1. The summer schedule of services extends through Sept. 5. The popular ‘Taste of Diamond Point’ fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday July 24 on the church grounds.
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•100 Years Ago – June, 1910• Crops stalled by weather, stagecoach rolling
rops are very late this season on account of the cold weather in May. Henry Ashe did, however, pick a mess of delicious green peas and dug early new potatoes from his garden. The city people are beginning to arrive. The stage auto between Pottersville and Riparius made its first trip this season on June 27 1910. Charlie Glassbrook of Chestertown has had his ChesterWarrensburgh stage painted and is in readiness for a brisk summer trade. He owns seven good stage horses.
Thurman desperado bushwhacked The notorious Alvin “Sam” Pasco of Thurman is in Glens Falls Hospital as the result of a bullet wound in his leg. He was shot early morning June 27, 1910 by someone in ambush behind a stone wall while walking along a road in that section of Thurman known as the Frost district. The shooting was evidently carefully planned. Pasco, who had been staying with Eugene Frost for the past three months, was in the habit of making an early morning trip from his boarding place to one of Frost’s lots where he was pasturing a yoke of steers and a couple of colts. At 5 o’clock a.m., Pasco was walking along one of the three roads that branch to the north above Ransom Wilsey’s place when a shot was fired and he fell to the ground, face downward. The bullet struck him in the right leg near the hip joint and came out near the groin. Pasco’s calls for help were heard by Myron Kenyon, living below Wilsey’s, who ran toward the distress calls when he met Pasco limping along. Edward Frost brought the wounded man to Warrensburgh and Dr. Griffin gave him temporary treatment after he had made a deposition before Justice Hodgson. Pasco walked from the doctor ’s office to board a trolly for Glens Falls to seek aid at the hospital. In his affirmed statement he said Ransom Wilsey shot him as he saw Wilsey walking toward his barn after the shooting with something in his hand, possibly a gun or a crowbar. Meanwhile, Ransom Wilsey, 63, later saying he knew nothing of all this, walked to Warrensburgh, intending to go to Glens Falls on the trolley and he was waiting on the Warren House porch (now Stewart’s Shop lot) when Sheriff T.J. Smith arrested him. Wilsey claimed to have no knowl-
edge of the shooting, saying that he had not fired a gun in 20 years and that he had no trouble with Pasco. Edward Potter, who heard the shot fired and Charles Baker, son of Eugene Baker, who stayed at Wilsey’s house the night before, were interviewed by the sheriff. The investigation will continue as soon as Pasco gets out of the hospital. Sam Pasco has been implicated in a lot of scrapes and has served time in the Albany Penitentiary and Dannemora Prison. He has a lot of enemies in the Thurman, Johnsburgh and Stony Creek area. (Note… Only five months earlier Lewis Olden had sworn out a warrant for Sam and had him charged with assault. Eight years later, after this incident, in April of 1918, he died from being shot in the back by a deputy sheriff when he was running from the law after he had shot and killed Orley Eldridge. Sam Pasco, whose legend lives on, is buried beneath a boulder in the Pasco Cemetery, Thurman.)
Benefactress restores history for all The west barracks at Fort Ticonderoga have been restored to appear as they did during theRevolutionary War and this June, 1910 the barracks will open as a museum. The barracks will contain the gun which was carried by Col. Ethan Allen when he demanded the surrender of the fort in 1775 “In the name of the great Jehovah and the Continental Congress.” There are also many other relics of the war on display. Mrs. Stephen H. Pell, in whose family has owned the property for many years, is bearing the expense of the restoration of the fort. Her summer home is on the property.
Recent deaths in the news Alfred L. Edwards, 74, of New York, died back in Feb. 23, 1910 at the home of Mrs. Ellen Gillingham in Athol. He was a lawyer and a man of exceptional literary ability, but he preferred to live a quiet life and therefore spent much of his time at the Gillingham farm house. Amelia D. Newcomb died April 21, 1910 of heart disease and dropsy at the home of Cynthia Haight, Hudson Street. She was the oldest resident in Warrensburgh, her age being 93 years and 21 days. She is survived by one daughter, Alma Bennett of Downey, Ca. (Note…Alma Bennett was the aunt of world famous avi-
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ator Floyd Bennett. She died in California 17 days after her mother passed away.)
News around Warrensburgh Nelson DuFresne has sold his house and lot in Glens Falls and moved his family back to Warrensburgh. They are occupying David Rothschild’s house on King St. Mr. DuFresne is the superintendent of J.P. Baumann & Sons’ laundry at the local shirt factory in Warrensburgh. Fred R. Mixter is building a veranda with a bell gable on the east end of his residence on lower Main St., Warrensburgh. The roofed portico will be supported by iron pillars on rubble stone foundations, an attractive feature to the home. (Note: This is the stone building across from Warren Ford on Main St.) The spacious grounds surrounding Lewis Thomson’s new residence on upper Main St. are being graded under the superevision of R.J. Maloney of Glens Falls. (This residence is today the Cornerstone Victorian Bed and Breakfast.) W.E. Lawrence, a Glens Falls architect, was in town looking over the proposed new quarters of Warrensburgh Masonic Lodge in the Woodward block. The rooms will be handsomely appointed and modernly equipped. (Note: this brick building eventually burned and was later rebuilt.) Upon examination of complaints made by persons who have been bitten by a dog owned by Henry DeGrush, of lower Main Street, Justice Hodgson issued an order that the cross canine be killed.
Changing times One of the most flamboyant heros to ever grace the waters of Lake George was the Polish Count, Casimer S. Mankowski. He lived at Tallwoods in Bolton Landing. Speed boat racing was his greatest love and in 1913 he pushed his boat “Ankle Deep” up to an incredible 50 miles an hour. On May 22, 2010 during the Queen’s Boating Weekend on Lake George, the boat “Gun Smoke” reportedly reached a speed of 92 miles an hour. If the good count were alive today he would without a doubt already be making plans to break this record. Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-2210
n Sunday, June 27, the Historical Society of the Town of Bolton will host a reunion of Civilian Conservation Corps alumni, family and friends from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bolton Free Library, 4922 Lakeshore Drive. The event is to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the founding of the Conservation Corps. Those attending will be encouraged to share stories and photographs of the CCC camps in Bolton. The Bolton Historical Museum's CCC display will be temporarily moved to the library for the reunion to spark reminiscences. From 1933 to 1942, more than 3 million young men, mostly from poor families, participated in Franklin Delano
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Bolton Central kindergartners marched in the recent Memorial Day Parade, dressed up as historical figures and carrying placards bearing their name. Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps. Camp S-82, in the northeast corner of the Town of Bolton, housed as many as 200 men who spent their days planting trees, constructing trails and campsites, working on disease- eradication programs in the state's conifer forests, building erosion control devices along stream banks and along the shores of Lake George, and constructing buildings in parks and on the islands. Many CCC alumni married local women and spent their lives as active members of the Bolton Community. Author and historian Marty Podskoch will give a short Power Point presentation on the history, lore and legacy of the Conservation Corps camps in New York State. Marty is currently conducting research for a new book on the CCC in New York and Connecticut. For details on the reunion, contact Pat Babe of the Bolton Historical Museum at 644-9960, Megan Baker of the Bolton Free Library at 644 2233, or Ted Caldwell, Town Historian, at 644-2343.
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At noon on Wednesday June 16, the Bolton Seniors will welcome back their snowbird members in a luncheon at Lakeside Lodge. Also, 11 members whose birthday date ends with a zero or five will receive special recognition. The menu includes a choice of five sandwich items from the Lakeside menu, pasta salad, birthday cake and beverages. The cost including tax and tip is $15 for members. Contact Pat Merchant at 644-9359 or Lorraine Lefeve at 644-9247 to make a reservation. All luncheon selections must be paid for by Friday June 12.
On Tuesday June 22, Bolton Seniors will be gathering at Hillbilly Hills, Rte. 149 in Fort Ann, to play a round or two of miniature golf, complete with a serving of ice cream. Lunch at Country Meadow is part of the trip. Participants will leave the Senior Center at 10:30 a.m., carpooling to Fort Ann. The cost of $9 includes greens fee, lunch and ice cream. At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday June 30 Bolton seniors will host Maurice Padula of the state Attorney General’s Office to a meeting at the Bolton Senior Center. Padula plans a presentation entitled “Smart Senior Citizens.” His lecture is to include topics such as consumer awareness, home improvement scams, internet safety, identify theft, and state Lemon Laws regarding new and used cars, as well as types of wheel chairs available.Lunch will follow at the Country Diner — the cost is $ 3. Any resident 55 years or older is invited to take part in all meetings and activities of the Senior Citizens club. While eligibility now begins at age 55, a proposed club bylaw change may reduce this minimum age to 50.
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Special days in our hill-blessed hometown
irthday greetings go out this week to Bob Goodnow Sr. on June 12, to Sara Baker on June 13, to Kim Philo and Josh Tanner on June 14, to Russ Leigh on June 16, to Josh Clement on June 17 and to Kyle Galusha on June 18. Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Fillie and Ron on June 14 for their five years together.
The Browns welcome new baby Carolyn and Christopher Brown of Queensbury are proud to announce the birth of a son May 11 at Glens Falls hospital. Named Logan Ross, he weighed seven pounds, eight ounces and was 20.5 inches long, He joins big brother Sam at home. Proud grandparents are Chrystal and Wendell Vaisey of Alden Ave., and Ross and Lisa Brown of Queensbury.
Personal news Our good neighbors on Mountain Road, Jim and Marilyn Williams, have moved for health reasons down near Northway Exit 18. We all wish them well in their new home and hope their health will soon improve. Amber Rohe of Thurman Station received the 2010-2011 Alec C. Proskine ‘36 scholarship at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Amber is the daughter of Anne and Al Rohe and granddaughter of Lila Walter. Congratulations, Amber! Nerida and Russ Howe and son Ryan of Long Island have recently been spending time at their Mud Street home. Russ and Nerida were judges in the Elvis Festival held this weekend in Lake George. During the Howes’ judging duties, Ryan stayed with his grandmother Geri Howe in Warrensburg. Now 7 years old, he is enjoying his time in the area. Sympathy from the community goes out to the family of Hial Hall III who passed away on May 30 at home. Bea Bevins and daughter Mar, of Glens Falls were visitors in the area on Sunday. Beatrice, born in Thurman, loves to ride through town and to stop by and say hello to a few relatives and friends. Phyllis Sadow of Schenectady visited her sister Evie Russell and family May 30. Natalie Zazzaro and her son
It’s nearly graduation time and there are a few whispers circulating about parties in the planning stages — therefore we will reprint this anonymous tip line where you can report information about potential parties. Don’t feel that you are doing wrong by reporting, as you could save the life of a classmate or friend. The tip line is 761-9800, and callers don’t have to give their names. Be the good guy and don’t hesitate in calling!
Local activities and events The Thurman Quilting Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday June 14 at the Thurman Town hall. Those interested in quilting or wanting to learn how to get started are urged to stop by. Call Myra for details at 623-2633. Flag day is coming up Monday June 14, so get the American flags out and remember our soldiers who are overseas fighting for the nation’s security. The Sugar Loaf Mountain Senior Club will meet Wednesday June 16 at the Thurman Town Hall with a covered dish pot luck dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a business meeting and discussion on the upcoming trips. The group welcomes anyone who would like to join in this fun-loving group. For details, call Norma at 623-9425. The Kenyontown Methodist Church on Valley Rd. will have a fellowship dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday June 16. Weather permitting, it may be a picnic. Please bring a dish to pass and join us in this mid-week get-together. For details, call 623-3940. The Thurman Station farmers’ market on Rte 418 is held each Wednesday from 12:30 p.m to 5 p.m. — make a note of these new hours.
News from Town Hall The Thurman town board is to hold its two monthly meetings on Tuesday June 15. The fiscal meeting is set for 6:30 p.m., and the business meeting at 7 p.m. There are many issues on the agenda, so we hope to see many residents in attendance. Suggestions and opinions can be heard at the open floor session of the meetings. The monthly Gleaning food distribution session will be at the Thurman town hall at 10 a.m.Tuesday June 15 . Bring
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Youth Commission news The Thurman Youth Commission under the leadership of Maria Ligon intends to start up the summer youth program smoothly by having all the kids pre-registered on June 28 starting at 10 a.m. at the town youth building. The
THURMAN / OPINION • ADIRONDACK JOURNAL - 7 program begins on July 6 for all children from Kindergarten level to age 12. On June 29, a Red Cross CPR course will be held at 9 a.m. for all town youth program directors and assistants. This will also be held at the youth building. For information, call 623-9961. The local town Youth Commission would appreciate any donations of food items, such as cookies, brownies, crackers, juices for the children’s snacks during the summer program. These items can be left at the Thurman Town Hall.
Prevailing smoke worried local residents Smoke engulfed the region on May 31, and folks were calling neighbors trying to make sure everyone was okay. Many called 911 — and county emergency dispatchers said they received hundreds of calls on the smoke situation. The air was very cloudy and hazy. It’s hard to believe but all this smoke drifted down from forest fires in Quebec, Canada. News reports indicated early this week that the smoke might return to plague the eastern U.S., but apparently the weekend rain brought the 57 fires under control.
Oil firms need oversight To the editor: With the worst environmental disaster afoot in the Gulf, my heart tells me that this is an act that might well be considered terrorism. Personally, I do feel terrorized by the failings of the oversight which allowed that oil well to operate without all of the possible safety mechanisms in place. I call on our elected officials to stop playing patsy with the oil lobby and fund those clean-energyinitiatives that are out on the fringes of development — those ideas that the oil interests would like to see go away, and probably have paid for them to be thwarted. I ask my neighbors to sign the petition at www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/768/556/245 to hold BP accountable financially for the mess; or the taxpayers will pay for their ineptitude. Kelly Baker Bolton Landing
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Stony Creek pastor: Remember soldiers’ commitment to duty, love of family and nation By Carol LaGrasse firstname.lastname@example.org STONY CREEK — In observance of their hometown’s traditional Memorial Day ceremonies, local citizens circled around a flag pole, a bed of colorful flowers, and four monuments commemorating the town’s history, heroes and veterans, Almost 100 residents and visitors listened solemnly as John Cronkhite of the William J. Varney American Legion Post of Lake Luzerne fired a salute of three rifle shots to close the ceeremonies held Monday at the Stony Creek town park. The reverent observance had begun with a parade, in which the Legion Post was the lead color guard. The beginning and closing of the memorial event exemplified the tight bond that makes possible much of community life in Adirondack small towns. A polite, appreciative round of applause followed the color guard’s procession, with Hugh Sonners bearing the flag. They were followed closely by the Stony Creek Volunteer Fire Company’s own color guard, with Dan Culver holding the flag aloft. A familiar Stony Creek face, John Mosher, with his wife Joann, could be seen driving inside the fire engine, with new member Dexter Baker at the helm of the company’s new ambulance. Joining them in the parade were personnel and vehicles from the Luzerne-Hadley Fire Department, the Thurman Volunteer Fire Company and the Thurman Emergency Squad. When the parade ended at the park, Stony Creek Town Supervisor Frank Thomas led the memorial observance. The message by Pastor Rex Fullam of the Knowlhurst Baptist Church, the only church remaining in Stony Creek, held the attention of all ages. Citing quotations from the Bible, Fullam called on the people to remember and emulate the love for family and country, and recall the sacrifice, the commitment to the cause of freedom, and the stalwart adherence to duty, even in the line of fire, of the men and women in the U.S. armed forces who died to preserve our way of life.
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“It starts where we are,” pastor Fullam urged. “Let’s teach it, let’s practice it for the next generation.” Supervisor Thomas offered a brief inspiring message, fol-
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Local history buffs named ‘Citizens of the Year’ by Warrensburg Chamber know what a glorious history Warrensburg has enjoyed for more than 200 years.” Without referring to a roster, Parisi mentioned a number of the local citizens who have invested considerable work in the revitalization process — Rosemary Maher, Rita Ferraro, Gary Ferraro, Peter Wood, Frank Bennett, John Hastings, Jackie Leonbruno, Paul Gilchrist, Barbara Whitford, Dana Wescott Mural, and Mary Lovendusky, Delbert Chambers and Bonnie Cleavland. Most all these people spent countless hours gathering, verifying and cataloguing thousands of artifacts, photographs, maps, quilts, postcards and books — putting some aside for restoration and preservation measures. Then, after considerable research, the volunteers helped design spaces and exhibits, and prepared narrative text and signage so people could best understand the context and significance of the artifacts. Then, the volunteers, primarily Historical Society members, constructed new exhibits. Parisi added that the town’s parks & recreation employees deserve credit for their work repairing and restoring the interior of the museum building. Wescott crafted the decorative trim on the Victorian porch setting in the museum, as well as building the children’s play table. Lovendusky, who restored the renowned
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Chamber From page 10 Bicentennial Mural on the side of the museum building, spend hundreds of hours painting the faux stonework of that Victorian porch. “It is gratifying that the hard work of all these people is being recognized,” Parisi said. Both Parisi and Gilchrist credited all the society members, and other townspeople, who have for years committed their support to preserving the town’s rich history. Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce President Cheryl Kenyon said the Historical Society had developed a substantial community asset in the Museum and deserved the recognition. “They’re doing a wonderful job,” she said, deferring credit for the Citizen of the Year decision to her board members, Dan West, Shawn Dempsey, Todd Trulli, Faith Buck, and Jo Piera.
‘Citizen of the Year’ banquet is Friday June 18 The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce will be formally presenting the 2010 Citizens of the Year award at a banquet set for Friday June 18 at Grace’s Restaurant, across from the Floyd Bennett Bandstand in Warrensburg. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres begin at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. The cost is $25 per person, dessert included. For reservations, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 623-2161.
Pictured at right: Serving as guides, members of the Warrensburgh Historical Society routinely welcome visitors to the Warrensburgh Historical Museum, which they have been instrumental in revitalizing — actions which earned the Society membership ‘Citizens of the Year’ honors recently from the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce.
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Sheriffs’ group seeks donors for camp program QUEENSBURY — The New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute began its annual Honorary Membership drive in Warren County this week, Sheriff Nathan "Bud" York has announced. The Institute, which is non-profit, provides training programs and services for all counties, when those programs and services would be otherwise unavailable or impractical. The Institute’s flagship program is the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp for children from families of limited income. The camp, in its 34th year, is located on Keuka Lake and 800 children from across the state attend each summer. The Institute pays the entire cost of the camp stay and transportation. Most children attending wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity for vacation travel or a summer camp experience. The Sheriffs’ Camp program combines recreation and selfesteem development with activities designed to impart respect for laws and the men and women who enforce them. “In these difficult economic times we can not forget our youth who will not have the opportunity for a summer camp experience or a summer vacation,” Warren County Sheriff Bud York said in a prepared statement. Also, the Sheriffs’ Institute sponsors scholarships to Criminal Justice programs at state Community Colleges. Those interested in supporting the efforts of the Institute by becoming an Honorary Member should contact the Sheriff if they do not receive an invitation in the mail, or visit www.sheriffs institute.org to download an application.
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In May, the group rallied in a major spruce-up of the American Legion Post No. 964 headquarters next to the Chester Municipal Center. This group of citizens has sought to reverse the recent trend of empty storefronts and neglected properties downtown . Initial objectives of the group are to repair sidewalks, install benches and trash receptacles, add up to 10 decorative streetlights, and plant trees. The effort is to be backed up by a $72,000 grant obtained recently through Warren County. Such improvements would boost the pedestrian experience and boost commerce and activity downtown, Committee leaders have said. Revitalization committee members said they would be trying to locate and apply for grants, whether it was for fixing up historic facades, or buying new furnaces for hard-to-heat commercial buildings with outdated heating equipment. High utility costs have been blamed for putting an unreasonable financial burden on shop owners, driving them out of business.
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Warrensburg hosts first 7-on-7 football tournament Players boost skills in scrimmage By Thom Randall firstname.lastname@example.org WARRENSBURG — Saturday, the town recreation fields off Library Avenue were busy with high school athletes — from as far away as Sydney, NY throwing footballs, and conducting defensive drills like lugging gridiron blocking sleds over a lengthy course. The action heralded Warrensburg High School’s first-ever Seven-on-Seven Football Scrimmage Tournament, an event intended to give a boost to football skills in the off-season and give coaches a close look at their developing team’s talent, coaches said Saturday. Involved in the rotating matchups were athletes from grades 8 through 11 who are likely to be serving on their respective school’s varsity team. The high schools participating in Warrensburg’s Seven-on-Seven event were: Corinth, Salem, Stillwater, Fort Edward, Hoosic Valley, Cambridge and Sidney Central — a school near Oneonta which is about two hours and 40 minutes away. Sydney Central Coach Jeff Matthews said his team was enthusiastic about attending, despite a five-hour round trip to participate. “To be able to get together with coaches and players that love football as much as we do, is a great opportunity,” he said., noting that he had “jumped” at the opportunity to participate after a similar scrimmage in Massachusetts was cancelled. “Also, this field is a great place to practice — with the mountains and beautiful scenery in the background.” For the offensive players’ practice, a seven-member squad would attempt to complete pass plays under the pressure of the opponent’s defense. Receivers catching the ball can run with it, but the forward progress is stopped when a defender touches the receiver. Off-season team practice with tackling is not permitted under high-school athletic rules. While their offensive counterparts were running pass plays, linemen were dragging blocking sleds or flipping gi-
Warrensburg Central sophomore Tyler Williams catches a pass as Salem defenders attempt to block the throw, during Saturday’s Seven-on-Seven Tournament, a first-ever hosted in Warrensburg. Photo by Thom Randall
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CHESTERTOWN — The architecture workshop and walking tour planned for Saturday June 12 has been cancelled., It had been offered by Adirondack Architectural Heritage and co-sponsored by the Town of Chester Historical Society. No plans at this time exist for re-scheduling the event, group officials said.
of Seniors or struggling families by imposing more fees,” Gillibrand said. The amendment to the financial regulatory reform bill would empower the newly-created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to prohibit banks from charging consumers fees for accessing paper statements.
By Jon Alexander firstname.lastname@example.org ALBANY — Gov. David Paterson signed a bill into law recently that allows weapons producers with federal, state and local government contracts to possess and manufacture gun silencers. Upstate Republican Jim Seward called the legislation a job-creation bill. He hopes the lessening of the gun silencer restrictions will bring even more jobs to the Herkimer-based Remington Arms plant in his district. “There are close to 1,000 jobs at that plant and we hope to have more. The passage of this legislation will help in that effort,” Seward said. “It’s a jobs bill and we’re very pleased to see its passage.” Sponsored in the senate by Republican Dale Volker, the bill was unanimously adopted April 14 in the state’s upper house. Prior to the legislation’s passage, weapon manufacturers couldn’t possess, research, or develop gun silencers. The Remington plant is now capable of bidding on a U.S. Department of Defense contract that could be worth up to $250 million. State law still precludes private citizens from owning or possessing a silencer.
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CHESTERTOWN — Five North Warren High School students were among the winners in a regional fine-art photographic competition held by the Lake Placid Institute for the Arts and Humanities. The contest, which includes an exhibition of the winning entries, follows a theme of "24 Hours — a Photographic Interpretation of Life in the Adirondacks." This year's entries were judged by New York City-based curator Kate Menconeri, who has organized over 100 exhibitions and curated dozens of shows for the Center of Photography at Woodstock, and most recently, Bard College. The winners will receive personalized feedback on their work from Menconeri. Winning student photographers from North Warren Central School were Victoria Baker, Maggie Atkinson, Dillon Engleman, Chelsey Crossman and Cody Higgins. Other participating schools with winning student entries
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Budget crisis threatens fire towers APA to consider alternatives By Jon Alexander email@example.com ALBANY — The state budget crisis could pose a threat to the fire towers atop Hurricane and St. Regis mountains, even as the Adirondack Park Agency considers ways to allow the historic structures to remain standing. The APA Board of Commissioners’ State Land Committee decided unanimously May 13 to move forward with public hearings regarding potential classification alternatives that could allow the towers to stay. But even if APA finds a solution to the problem in the coming months,the fire towers’ continued existence is anything but a sure bet — because the towers are the property of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, according to DEC Region 5 Chief Forester Tom Martin. “The department has the care, custody and control of the Forest Preserve and the facilities on it,” he said. “At one time there were 52 towers in the park and for management reasons the department removed a bunch of them. “ He said that despite the fact towers are allowed in certain classifications, DEC removed them anyway. Assuming the figures from Gov. David Paterson’s executive budget remain unchanged, DEC is poised to lose over 30 percent of its funding, compared to the 2009-10 budget.
Over the last two years, the DEC’s budget allocation for supplies and contracting has plummeted 70 percent. Both the Hurricane and St. Regis towers are in relative disrepair, and state officials estimate a single restoration could cost $50,000. Continued maintenance costs would also be a likely expense. And Martin said cost is surely an issue. “The biggest concern today are the budget issues and the long-term implications of the costs of these things,” he said. “We would certainly look to private groups and local governments to assist us with tower restoration as they have with towers throughout the park.” Various expenses associated with maintenance and repair are substantial, he said, noting that helicopters, employed to transport labor and supplies to the sites, cost $1,500 per hour to operate. Several of the remaining fire towers in the Adirondacks do have friends groups and some contribute money and labor to the cause, but DEC officials caution that over the longterm, the state ends up footing much of the bill. The three-pronged APA proposal, which is open for public comment, could see the footprints of the towers classified as either historic or primitive. Under the primitive designation, the towers would not be restored and would not allow public access, but would remain at their current location. However, if classified as historic, the state would carry a responsibility to restore and maintain the towers in working
condition to allow public access. The third option is no action at all, and would result in the removal of the towers in accordance with the state Land Master Plan. APA Commissioner Dick Booth said that given the slumping economy, he would like to see a fourth option that wouldn’t require the state to make a financial commitment. “We could put a postage stamp around a historic resource, recognize it’s there, the state would not commit resource to managing it,” Booth said. “It would become part of the Forest Preserve and eventually deteriorate back into the landscape.” DEC has removed towers that were in compliance with a SLMP designation, citing the prohibitive cost of restoration or maintenance. Over 85 percent of the public comment received this year by DEC, in written and oral form, expressed support of retaining the fire towers. Proponents of keeping the towers consider them an important part of the region’s cultural history. The opposition counters that they are in violation of the SLMP.
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ADIRONDACK JOURNAL - 17 the ones that are left have higher survival rates.” The researchers also conceded that the practice of catch and release fishing might significantly reduce any negative impact of fishing off bass nests during the spawn.
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Bass: Not really a thing of beauty
here is a famous quote attributed to an old Montana flyfishing guide which goes something like: “Trout don’t live in no ugly places.” While trout waters almost always seem to possess a high degree of water clarity, scenic beauty and cool temperatures, the opposite holds true for bass. Bass live and thrive in some of the ugliest waters known to man. When I think of bass waters, descriptive terms such as dark, murky, warm, weedy and nasty come to mind. After all, bass are a warm water species renowned for seeking structure. Structure is an accepted euphemism for “lots of crap in the water to get snagged on.” It’s bass crap, the old pilings, thick weeds, downed trees, roots and stumps, rocky shoals, cribbing or anything that has sunk to the bottom of a lake. Find it and you’ll likely find bass. Bass remain the most popular game fish in the country, pursued by the common man. They are also the most widely distributed fish species in the United States, which now shares the World Record for bass with Japan, of all places. Bass go hand in hand with Skoal, Budweiser and NASCAR. In fact, I’ve been told that bass fishermen are really just off-season snowmobilers that couldn’t get tickets to NASCAR. We’re not talking about speckled beauties or iridescent rainbows that fall prey to tiny flies cast on delicate leaders and fine tippets. We’re talking about hogs, big ol' bucket-mouthed, tackle bustin’ monsters with a bad attitude, dude! Bass are the type of fish that require a baitcasting reel
spooled with Razor Wire, attached to a rod so stiff it could be used for a pry bar in a pinch. Bass can be fished from shore with a simple minnow and a bobber or out of a sparkling bass boat that goes 75 mph and is decked out with a collection of angling gizmos that cost more than my house. In the Adirondacks, bass are possibly the most overlooked of all our angling resources. Bass inhabit more waters than trout, hey are easy to catch, great to fight and make a fine meal. They are simply a fun and entertaining species. Although bass season doesn’t officially open until the third Saturday in June, in New York, the species can now be taken year ‘round, on a catch and release basis. And while there have been claims that taking bass off their spawn beds harms the population, recent research proves otherwise. A University of Florida (UF) study, published in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society magazine, indicates otherwise. “We found that in most cases, spawning area closures won’t improve bass populations,” explained co-author Mike Allen, a fisheries professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “If you lose some nests,
Whether practicing catch and release or catch and eat, anglers should be aware of the most common mistakes of bass fishing. Possibly the most common error is an ill prepared fishing outfit. Anglers should check rod guides for nicks and abrasions, oil the reel and set the drag properly as bass are one of the most unforgiving of all freshwater game fish and consistently challenge both the angler ’s skill and the quality of their equipment. Always start the new season by respooling with fresh line, and check the line’s expiration date before purchasing it. Another common error is a lack of patience, casting and retrieving too fast. Remember, occasionally bass must to be coaxed into taking your bait, give them time. Give the lure or bait action. Bass are a major predator and must be induced to attack. If you aren’t getting strikes, change the retrieve, faster, slower, twitchy or steady, until you find out how they want it. Stay in the game! Don’t let a lull in the action break your concentration. Fish hard from the beginning to the end, and don’t take a break while you still have a rod in your hand. Fish like you mean it or go home! Set the hook slow, but set it hard! Most anglers don’t realize that bass do not strike a lure fished below the surface in the same manner they take a lure on the surface. Below the surface, bass will approach a lure or worm and inhale it. They accomplish this by flaring their gills and suck in the offering along with nearly two gallons of water. Bass don’t strike sub-surface; they inhale. Anglers using rubber soft baits should recognize this behavior and lower their rod tip on the first indication of a take. A brief pause before setting the hook will almost always result in a hook-up, while an instant set usually takes the bait out of their mouth. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at email@example.com
20th annual Roe Pond Tournament a resounding success! A note from organizer Brian Venne:
very special thank you to Steve Lamere and Chris at the Essex County Fish Hatchery, without your dedication we would have no tournament! A very special thank you to our local sponsors for your generous donations; Thank you Boyea’s Grocery/Lakeside Restaurant, Moriah Pal Football Youth Commission, Port Henry Pools/Blue Hill Sportsman, Feeder Hunting Club, Black Ash Club, Port Henry Service, Walt’s Propane, Port Henry Mobile, George’s Restaurant, Barbara Cooke Agency, Leroy’s Towing, Bryant’s Lumber, Norm & Molly’s Tavern, Ralph Wright, Gary Wright, Charlie Brooks, Derek Sprague, Ward Hanchett, Country Road Realty, Grover Hills Deli, Aubuchon Hardware, Harland Funeral Home, J P Carrara and Son’s, Decker ’s Flats Greenhouse, Pete Hanson, Jim Tedford, Van Slooten Marina, Salerno & Son’s Plumbing, Kelly Farnsworth, Larrow’s Garage, Wall Street Auto, Trombley’s Towing, Guns for Less, Nephew Insurance, Sleeper ’s Repair, Moriah Pharmacy, Elaine & George Adkins, Boni’s Bistro, Collins Motel, Gilbo’s Modern Design, H & B Contractors, Sessler Contractors, and Michael deAvila. A very special thank you to Whitetails Unlimited for hosting lunch and your generous donation, you truly are a big buck organization and to the Cajun Chefs, Bill Carpenter, Cledas Nephew, Chuck French, Big Ron and Little Ron Nesbitt. A special thank you to Rose French for being our official photographer. A very special thank you to our Highway Superintendent, Jamie Wilson and the men of our Highway Department. Your hard work repairing the dam at Roe Pond did not go un-noticed or un-appreciated. Thank you Officer Brassard and Deputy O’Conner for directing traffic. Thanks for the support of Town Supervisor and Town Council!!! A special thank you to our driver Leigh Dunning on stocking day (you certainly eat less than Jamie) and to our official fish counter Jason Vargo (you might want to work on your counting method). And to our tournament day crew Mike Vargo and Tom Langey (you are always there to pick up the slack left by Chip Perry). Special thank you to our original Roe Pond Tournament crew, Joe (Coonrod) Rodriguez, Mike Aitner, and Chip Perry Sr. 20 years ago we came up with this idea not knowing what to expect, and after all these years, we still don’t, but it has been one wild ride. It has been an honor and a privilege to host this tournament with you. Again, our community is grateful for all that you gentlemen have done. Brian Venne, Moriah
MINEVILLE — The 20th Roe Pond Fishing Tournament for Kids was held Saturday, May 29. More than 200 anglers competed in this event. The weather was dark and gloomy, but spirits and expectations were high. Fish were hungry as were the mosquito’s, but a great time was had by all.
Results of the tournament were as follows: Up to 6 years old: First place: Deckland Valentine Second place: Jake Martinez Third place: Tyler Beeman
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Lunker fish was landed by Kyle Wilson, a 4-pound whopper which earned him a new rod and reel. First place winners were awarded $25 cash, second and third place winners were awarded a pole. All anglers received a bag of lures and were treated to gourmet hot dogs provided by Whitetails Unlimited. Please remember, Roe Pond is a dedicated Children’s Fishing Pond, no adult fishing. Let’s keep this pond alive for our next generation of anglers.
Pictured above, left, Kyle Wilson landed a 4-pound whopper to net him the heaviest fish durin the 20th annual Roe Pond Fishing Tournament May 29. Pictured above, right, Deckland Valentine shows off the 3-pound, 5-ounce lunker that landed him the first place prize in the up to 6years-old category. Below: More than 200 anglers battled nasty weather and mosquitos but landed some terrific fish during the 20th annual Roe Pond Fishing Tournament May 29 in Mineville.
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From page 1 all, and they just grab you in,” said the entertainer from Conway, Arkansas who has a regular gig impersonating Elvis at a club in Memphis. One of those cheering Joyce was Donna Bardelli of Cohoes. She and her sister Connie and son John saved every spare dime and dollar for a full year so they could afford to come back for yet another year at the Lake George Elvis Festival. During several performances Thursday, Bardelli was gyrating in her motorized wheelchair which was adorned with stickers of The King and had an Elvis purse hanging from its left armrest. Bardelli admitted she’s an Elvis fan, having an extensive collection of Elvis 45s, LPs, as well as Elvis furniture, clothing, photos, paintings and memorabilia filling her home. She said the Lake George Elvis Festival was annually the highlight of the year for her and her relatives. “When you hear these guys perform, you can close your eyes and see Elvis right here with you,” she said. Concertgoer Pat Harrington did have Elvis right with her Thursday, like she has 24-7 for six years. Harrington showed another fan her tattoo of Elvis’ face in a crucifix emblazoned on her back, accompanied with lightning bolts surrounding the letters T.C.B., an acronym of “Taking Care of Business” — an emblem favored by the King. While she’s had the tattoo only six years, Harrington has a long-term relationship with Elvis. The youngest of nine children, she heard his music from the cradle. As a toddler and throughout her youth, she shared a bedroom with her eldest sister, a devoted Elvis fan. Since then, Harrington has collected Presley memorabilia including one of his famous scarves, and a karate patch. Harrington’s been attending the Lake George Elvis Festival since it was launched, she said. “I love this event — I just can’t let Elvis die,” she said. “He will always be in my heart, and these tribute artists here keep it real.” Harrington and Bardelli weren’t the only fans for whom Elvis worship was a family affair. Sisters Cindy Jenkins and Tammy LeClaire of Fort Ann brought four other family members to the festival, and they were gyrating to the beat of one artist after another at Thursday’s preview concert. Rod Stewart impersonator Steve Bobbitt of Peoria Illinois paid this group special attention as he
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sang Stewart’s signature song “Stay With Me” to a crowd that was aghast at his striking similarity to the pop idol. Bobbitt shook outstretched hands, and crooned within inches of beaming women’s faces, and occasionally sat in several of their laps as he sang in a gravelly voice and pranced through the crowd. “These tribute artists love to perform, and they are very friendly — We love them,” LeClaire said after Bobbitt sang to her and her relatives. After his performance, Bobbitt talked about the exuberance of the fans at the Lake George event. Bobbitt is a full-time Rod Stewart impersonator, performing in Costa Rica, Seattle, Chicago and Vegas with his backup band. “Rod Stewart doesn’t have the most melodic voice, but he loves the people and I like to get the audience involved as he does,” Bobbitt said. “When I got the call to come to Lake George, I said ‘Yesssss’ — I love it here,” he added. “There’s such a connection with the audience — this is an awesome place.“ Apparently Elvis Festival owner Jason Sherry has figured out how to make a similar connection with his audience. Despite the economic uncertainties, this year ’s Festival appeared to be close to a record of 4,300 paid admissions set in 2008, according to Sherry., who said he was pleased with the results. “We’re really excited about this weekend,” he said. “It’s gonna be gangbusters.” Sherry has launched two other festivals, the New England Elvis Festival, and the upcoming debut Pocono Mountains Elvis Festival, both of which have robust attendance. Thursday’s free show was a preview of the weekend’s Lake George Elvis Festival at which 66 tribute artists sang a total of 1,600 Elvis songs, or 5,000 minutes of singing and gyrating, Festival talent director Terry Collins told the enthusiastic crowd. A total of $8,500 in prize money was claimed in the competition, in which the top winner, Rick Lenzi of Maryville, Tenn., won $1,000 and will go on to compete in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist competition this August in Memphis. The competing tribute artists represented five continents, two Canadian provinces and 21 states in the U.S. from Tennessee to Maine to Texas. Traveling the farthest to compete was a performer from San Palo Brazil, one from Qatar in the Persian Gulf, and two from Australia.
LaMothe From page 1 “I checked my numbers two to three times, they matched, and I thought, ‘something has to be wrong here,’” he said. He then asked his wife to confirm the number matchup, and they savored the good news of the financial boost. Wayne LaMothe, who won While others $46,251 in a Take Five Lotto might build a drawing, said Tuesday that his new addition to winnings will be useful in offtheir home, take a setting family medical expensEuropean vacaes. LaMothe, Warren County’s tion or buy a new Assistant Director of Planning, car, LaMothe has is pictured at his desk as he remore practical views a planning grant award, and meaningful one of many he’s successfully plans. sought over his 27 years of He said Tuesservice in the county planning day that he’ll department. likely be spending the winnings on medical expenses, including genetic testing for Lisa that health insurance doesn’t cover. The LaMothes plan on obtaining genetic sequencing from Baylor University that will help determine whether Lisa’s siblings or daughters have genetic vulnerability to Mitochondrial Myopathy. He said the jackpot means he and Lisa now have the option of letting his extended family be more informed about their future, health-wise. The couple feels fortunate to have this temporary boost to their finances, although they have considerable challenges ahead, Wayne LaMothe said. “We’re happy about winning, but it was low key, and now we move on,” Wayne LaMothe said. “But now I’m thinking, maybe I should buy a ticket a little more often!”
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Emmanuel United Methodist ChurchSunday Service at 9 a.m. 644-9962. Rev. Myron Ducharme, Pastor First Baptist Church(A.B.C. Affiliated) Sunday School at 9 a.m. Morning Worship at 10 a.m.; Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer. For information, call 6449103. Rev. Edward Blanchard. Solid Rock Assembly of GodAdult Sunday Services 11 a.m. Children’s church also at 11 a.m. downstairs. Adult Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Children’s Sunday School at 10 a.m. downstairs. Bible study Thursday at 6 p.m. with Sister Dale. Pastor Skip Hults and Sister Dale. 251-4324 Episcopal Church of Saint Sacrament, Bolton LandingSat. Evening Mass 5 p.m.; Sun. Eucherist 10 a.m.; Sun. School 11 a.m.; Bible Study 11:45 a.m.; Wed. Mass 10 a.m. Father Jim Loughren. 644-9613 Blessed Sacrament Catholic ChurchGoodman Avenue. Saturday Vigil Mass 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Mass 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.; Rosary and Novena 9 a.m. Tuesday; Communion Service 9 a.m. Thursday and Saturday. Parish Life Director Kathie Sousa 644-3861.
Adirondack Missions of the Episcopal Church494-3314 - Fr. Robert Limpert, Fr. Michael Webber, Fr. Dennis Pressley. St. Paul’s Episcopal ChurchSunday Eucharist 9 a.m. (see Adirondack Mission, above). Brant Lake WesleyanMorning worship 9 a.m., Fellowship 10-10:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:30-11:15 a.m. 494-2816. Horicon Baptist ChurchSunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening 6 a.m., Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7 p.m. 494-2584.
Community United Methodist Church Sunday morning worship 11 a.m.; Rev. Sharon Sauer 494-2517. Faith Bible Church Sunday school (all ages) - 9 a.m., Sunday worship 10:15 a.m., Sunday Evening 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 p.m. Call for information - 4947183 - Website: www.faithbiblechurchny.com Good Shepherd Episcopal ChurchSunday Eucharist 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Eucharist 10 a.m. (See Adirondack Missions, Brant Lake). St. Isaac Jogues/St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic ChurchRiverside Drive & Church Street. Saturday Vigil at 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Mass at 11:00 a.m. Beginning June 27th additional Sunday Mass 7:30 a.m. till Labor Day. Pastor Rev. John O’Kane. 518-494-5229 Town of Chester Northway Community Fellowship A Wesleyan Church, Route 8, Chestertown: Sunday Service 11 a.m., Youth and Children’s Programs available. Pastor James Swanson, 518-695-3766
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Glens Falls21 Weeks Rd., off Rt. 9 in Queensbury. Sunday service 10 a.m. Coffee hr. follows service. Rev. Dr. Deane Perkins, minister. (handicapped accessible, welcoming congregation) 793-1468. Web site: HYPERLINK http://www.glensfallsuu.com.
RW Johnsburg United Methodist ChurchPastor Jackie Mueller - 515-251-2482. South Johnsburgh Rd., Johnsburg. Worship Service Sunday 9 a.m.; Bible Study - Mondays @ 6 p.m. info: 518-251-3371
Bay Road Presbyterian Church 1167 Bay Road (near intersection of Bay & Rt. 149). Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m.; Chris Garrison, Pastor. Church school during worship. Nursery care available. Coffee Hour following worship, all are welcome. 793-8541. www.bayroadchurch.com Caldwell Presbyterian Church71 Montcalm St., Lake George 12845. Rev. Shirley Mosholder. 518-668-2613. Sunday Service at 10 a.m. Food Pantry Distribution 2nd Friday of month. Website: www.caldwellpres.org. St. James Episcopal Church Sunday services 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Rev. Julie McPartlin. 668-2001. Sacred Heart Roman Catholic ChurchMohican St., Lake George, NY 668-2046. Sat. Vigil Mass at 4 p.m., Sun. Mass at 9:00 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Weekday Mass: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8 a.m. (There is no Mass on Tuesday or Thursday) Father Thomas Berardi, pastor Chapel of the Assumption (Roman Catholic)Ridge Road Route 9L, Cleverdale, NY 668-2046/ 656-9034. Mass on Sunday at 8 a.m. through October 25th. Closed in winter. Fr. Thomas Berardi, pastor. Lakeside ChapelCleverdale: Sunday services through August at 10 a.m. First United Methodist Church78 Montcalm Street, Lake George, N.Y. 12845, Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Rev. Meridith Vanderminden. 743-8756. Diamond Point Community ChurchSunday Service 10 a.m. June 21-September 6, 2009. Community Church welcoming all denominations. Visiting ministers. Grace Communion InternationalWorship Services held Saturdays 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Parish Hall. 56 Mohican St., Lake George, NY. Dennis R. Hoyt, Worship Service Facilitator. Home: 518-587-1221. Cell: 832-0660. Please call ahead to confirm attendance.
United Methodist ChurchMain Street, North Creek across from Community Bank. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Separate story time for children. Pastor Kristi Van Patten. Call or leave a message 251-2906. St. James Catholic ChurchMain St., North Creek. Sunday mass at 9 a.m. Parish Life Director: Sister Francesca Husselbeck. Sacramental Minister: Rev. John O’Kane. 518-251-2518
United Methodist ChurchService and church school at 10 a.m. For information call 251-4071.
Christ Church EpiscopalSunday Eucharist 11 a.m. (See Adirondack Missions Brank Lake). Pottersville United Methodist Church Worship 9 a.m. Rev. Sharon Sauer, 494-2517. Holy Trinity Lutheran ChurchSunday 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. www.holytrinityadirondacks.com 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.
Knowlhurst Baptist ChurchSunday school 9:45 a.m.; morning worship 11 a.m.; evening worship 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer 7 p.m.
Christ Community ChurchAthol: 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 ChurchSunday school 9:45 a.m.; worship hour 11 a.m.; evening service 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m. Rev. Bob Herrmann, pastor. Kenyontown United Methodist ChurchSunday services 11 a.m., Bible Study Wed. night at 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church2 Stewart Farrar Ave., Sunday School & Choir 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. with coffee hour following. Free Methodist ChurchSunday school 9:45 a.m.; worship service 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday midweek prayer and Bible study 7 p.m. Rev. Richard Leonard. Warrensburg Assembly of GodSunday school 9:45 a.m.; morning worship 11 a.m.; Thursday youth meeting 7 p.m.; evening service 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer 6 p.m.; Bible study 7 p.m. Dr. Ronald Parisi. 623-2282. The Holy Cross of WarrensburgSaturday evening mass 5:30 p.m. Sunday Eucharist & Sermon 8 & 10 a.m.; Sunday school 9 a.m.; coffee hour follows each service; Tuesday Eucharist & Healing 10 a.m., 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday Mass 5:30 p.m.; Thursday Eucharist 10 a.m.; Holy days as announced. Father John Cornelius, SSC. 623-3066. Faith Baptist ChurchSunday 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 ChurchSunday school 9:30 a.m.; Sunday worship 11 a.m. 518-623-9334 St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic ChurchEucharist 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 Church3850 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 WitnessesSunday Public Talk and Watchtower starting at 9:30 a.m. and Bible Study, Theocratic Ministry School and Kingdom Ministry starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. 623-4601. Christian Worship Center, Inc.Corner of Elm St. & Pine Tree Lane, Warrensburg. Service at 10 a.m on Sunday. For further information 518-696-5468. Rev. Gerald (Jerry) Ellis. Thurman - Kenyontown United Methodist ChurchWorship services every week 11 a.m. 6-12-10 • 56590
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Lake George Association celebrates 125th year, boosts outreach
LAKE GEORGE — A group that for generations has worked tirelessly to protect the purity of Lake George is not only celebrating a major milestone this year, it’s expanding their programs and educational outreach. The Lake George Association, the oldest lake association in the U.S., celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2010. Established in 1885 by concerned fishermen to protect water quality for healthy fish, LGA was a pioneer in environmental preservation and conservation. Now, the 5,000 members of the group work together to protect, conserve and improve the quality and beauty of the Lake George basin. In recent years, the non-profit LGA has been actively involved in both educational and lake-saving projects. The LGA Floating Classroom is a custom-built 40-foot catamaran that takes tourists, resort guests, residents and school children out on the lake for learning about ecology and waterway stewardship. Floating Classroom guests enjoy hands-on experiences testing the lake’s clarity. Public trips are scheduled for every Wednesday in July and August, leaving the dock at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. All are invited to participate in free hands-on water ecology programs at Bolton Landing’s Rogers Park Pavilion, the Lake George Recreation Center and at Shepard Park in Lake George. Free “Lake-Friendly Living” workshops are offered on Saturdays at the LGA offices in Lake George. Workshops on Landscaping with Native Plants, the Do’s and Don’ts of Aquatic Invasive Plants, Water Conservation, and Lawn Care and Pest Management will be offered this summer. Also, the LGA can custom-design presentations. Citizen scientists join the LGA each year to monitor wa-
ter quality, as well as loons, turtles, and zebra mussels. Volunteers will participate in clean-ups at Log Bay on July 27 and at West Brook on June 15. In cooperation with local community groups, the LGA coordinates major projects to stabilize eroding stream banks, divert and purify stormwater, enhance wetlands and reduce sand and salt deposition in waterways. LGA-hired lake stewards inspect boats for invasive plants during the summer season. In addition, the LGA helps landowners find lake-friendly solutions for erosion, stormwater, landscaping or septic problems, as well as helping plan environmentally conscious developments. The LGA was formed in 1885 during the height of the U.S. conservation movement, when natural resource preservation gained momentum on the heels of essays by Thoreau and Emerson, and speeches by Theodore Roosevelt. U.S. Congress was establishing national parks and New York State created the Adirondack Forest Preserve. America’s natural areas were becoming destinations for tourists, naturalists, and sportsmen. People were beginning to value the natural beauty of places like Lake George. LGA’s first project was to restock the lake with fish. Because the fishery’s health depended on water quality, the Association addressed basic sources of pollution. Their tasks included working with local farmers to curb the runoff from pigpens and livestock yards that were polluting the lake. Later, as more families developed lakeshore camps and depended on the lake for drinking water, the LGA provided sanitary inspectors to encourage replacement of outdoor privies and to cut down on septic pollution. In the 1940s, LGA leaders influenced the state legislature to undertake the first technical studies of the lake which were the basis for the landmark Lake George Law. In the 1960’s, the Association lobbied successfully for a ban on phosphate detergents, the first in the State. Later, the LGA fought for construction of community sewage treat-
ment plants, a program that continues to this day. During the last half-century, rampant development has threatened Lake George. When regulatory controls were in their infancy, the LGA supported municipal planning and local laws to protect water quality. LGA members began monitoring local review processes. Faced in the 1980s with many large subdivisions and condominium proposals, the LGA fought successfully for effective stormwater and wastewater facilities to be included in construction plans. Milfoil beds were first discovered in the mid-1980s, and within months, LGA produced a workshop on state-of-theart weed control techniques. And later when zebra mussels were discovered in the lake, the LGA responded by providing vital information to local officials and residents. The LGA continues to bring nuisance species experts and educational sessions to Lake George, and to provide solutions. During the 1990s, the LGA boosted their educational programs for both residents and visitors, and they delved into a variety of engineering projects, as well as helping develop long-range watershed management plans. The LGA’s efforts in boosting the lake’s purity continue today through an eight-member staff, a board of directors, membership support, and volunteers. The group’s public events celebrating their anniversary include a Gala on July 16 at Inn at Erlowest, their formal annual meeting Aug. 20 at the Lake George Club, and commemorative postage cancellations at area post offices between Aug. 20 and Sept. 20. Contact the LGA at 668-3558 or www.lakegeorgeassociation.org for details.
State collecting pesticides, other chemicals WARRENSBURG — The state Department of Environmental Conservation will soon launch its CleanSweepNY program to help enterprises and organizations properly dispose of unwanted pesticides and other chemicals. Collection events will be held locally in Essex and Washington counties in early May to allow business and farm owners an opportunity to safely get rid of chemicals. Pre-registration is required; April 16 the deadline. DEC Commissioner Peter Grannis said in a prepared statement that the collection program offers a responsible way to dispose of hazardous substances. “DEC and our partners have coordinated these CleanSweepNY collection events because it benefits the participants and also protects North Country communities by reducing environmental risks,” he said. CleanSweepNY is supported by Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Agricultural Container Recycling Council, NYS Green Industry, Soil and Water Conservation districts, the New York Farm Bureau and related grower associations. Officials say the collection effort is directed at professional pesticide applicators, agricultural operations and other facilities where significant amounts of pesticides and other chemicals are used. These facilities could include schools, businesses, and recreational facilities like golf courses and marinas.
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LANDOWNERS: PAYING top $ for all species of standing timber. 35 years experience. All harvesting supervised by foresters. Cash advance available. Timber harvesting, land clearing and road building. 518-293-8195. Trinity Forest Management.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF HORICON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Horicon will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 6:00 PM at the Horicon Community Center. The purpose of said hearing is to review and discuss the Town of Horicon Comprehensive Plan. Questions will be taken from the audience. Alll interested persons who attend said hearing will be given the opportunity to be heard. Krista Wood, Town Clerk
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CROWN POINT nice 1 bedroom, $640 including utilities, lease and security, next to the school, shown by appointment Call 518572-4127 ELIZABETHTOWN/LEWIS area. Newly renovated one bedroom apartment for rent. $500 per month includes electricity. One year lease, available July 1st. (518) 532-9156. TICONDEROGA COTTAGE with 1 bedroom, large combination livingroom &kitchen. full bath. large backyard and infront parking. heat supplied. you must supply refrigerator. 56A Racetrack Rd,Ticonderoga, $550/month plus 1 month security deposit. HUD approved. No pets. Mary 518-586-4376 TICONDEROGA: PAD FACTORY BY THE RIVER. Nice sunny 1 bedroom apartment, up, $525/mo, includes heat, hot water, trash & covered parking. Security & references required. 518-7939422.
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LAND SALE CLOSEOUT! Owner slashing prices to move inventory! Choose from 2 AC w/ water frontage- now only $59,900! Or 26 AC w/ views, timber and stone walls discounted to $124,900! Also available- 33 AC with barn perfect for landscapers. Excellent financing. Call NOW 866-789-8074, x 5444 ARE YOU looking to have a woodlot harvested? I am a small business owner that is willing to work with landowners, realtors, caretakers etc. The appearance of your property and meeting the land-owners needs is a top priority. No lot is too small. I will provide you with the current market pricing for the type of wood you have to ensure the best price. 518-873-6426 (do leave a message your call is important and I will return all calls within 24 hours). NC MOUNTAIN LAND Mountain top tract, 2.6 acres, private, large public lake 5 min. away, owner must sell. Only $25,500. Call 866-275-0442 RETIREMENT AND future move? Discover Delaware and our gated community. Manufactured homes from the mid 50’s to low 100’s. Brochures available 1-866-6290770 Or search www.coolbranch.com UPSTATE NY- 3 COUNTY FARM & FORECLOSURE LIQUIDATION! Ex. 16 acs$29,900! State Land, trout streams, farms, barns! Beautiful landpennies on the dollar! Clear title, terms! 888-897-2144 www.NewYorkLandandLakes.com
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2 USED Bridgestone tires P215/60 R16 $30. Thurman, NY 518-623-4081
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HOME FOR SALE 2 houses, Witherbee Rd, Witherbee, NY. #426, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, #424, 4 bedroom, 1 bath, Each $32,500, or both $59,500. Possible seller financing, Call owner 904-471-8369, St Augustine, Florida, or see your realtor.
WITHERBEE APARTMENT house for sale, 2 story, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, and with storage building. Asking $32,000 please contact at 518-546-7124.
DAVID BROWN 1200 tractor w/loader. Complete new engine (0 hours) & clutch. Good tires. Very good condition. $7,000 OBO. 518-569-3887.
1989 HD Sportster Custom,new tank, fenders, paint, bars, seat, pipes, top-end done spring 09,runs great. Extra parts available. Call after 3pm, leave message 546-7094. 2010 Dyna Wide Glide stock pipes, brand new in box
1997 33’ DUTCHMAN 5th wheel w/hitch. All modern appliances, queen bed, full bath, fully carpeted, a/c, am/fm stereo. Sleeps 6 & has slide out. Excellent condition. $16,500. 518-643-2226.
‘05 SUBARU BAJA P3822, Blue, 5 Speed, Air, Cruise, Roof Rack, Power Windows, Bedliner, 95,432 Miles Was $ $12,995 Now
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#P3878, Gray, Auto, Air, Cruise, 1 Owner, Power Windows, Locks & Mirrors, 21,600 miles. $
‘03 MINI COOPER P3859, White/Black, Auto, Air, Cruise, Power Moonroof, Leather, Power Windows, AM/FM/CD, Only 36,547 Miles Was $ $14,595 Now
‘08 TOYOTA SOLARA COUPE P3871, Black, Auto, Air, Cruise, Power Windows, Locks & Mirrors, Keyless Entry, 39,900 Miles Was $ $15,995 Now
1994 PALOMINO pop-up camper, sleeps 6, good condition, asking $2200 518-585-6287 2002 JAYCO, 28 ft 5th wheel, Efficient floor plan, AC/heat, 2 gas tanks, queen bed, 2 bunks, convertible sofa, 1 slide, am/fm stereo, tub/shower, exc. kitchen, many extras $9,300 518-677-3020 2004 FLEETWOOD Bounder, 35ft, 15K miles, Original Owners, two slideouts, generator +2 AC’s. Stored under cover. Non-smokers. By appt. 518-494-3585
Affordable townhouses for rent in North Creek. Washer & Dryer hook-ups, decks & storage units. Lawn maintenance & snow removal provided. Rental rates are based on Warren County median family incomes and do not include utilities. Applications available at: Bergman Real Estate, 3259 State Rte 28, North Creek or call 518-251-2122 for more information.
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2006 SUNLINE T-286SR Solaris 28 1/2 Ft. rear bedroom, slideout with awning, many extras. Nonsmoker, excellent condition. $15,000. 518 563-0030
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Adirondack Journal, a Denton Publication. Denton Publications produces ten community weekly publications in northern New York state and Verm...
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Adirondack Journal, a Denton Publication. Denton Publications produces ten community weekly publications in northern New York state and Verm...