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WARRENSBURG Ñ Vandalism erupted last weekend in Warrensburg, and town officials have responded that they will take whatever action necessary to stamp it out. On the night of June 13, several picnic tables which were set out to accommodate townspeople attending an upcoming town concert at the municipal recreation field were overturned and partially ripped apart. Town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty said June 17 said that the incident was reported to the police, patrols have been stepped up, and town board has pledged to prosecute and bring to court anyone who damages town property. “Whoever can’t treat public property with respect is going to face consequences,” he said. Ò Any vandals will be pulled into court — We’re not fooling around.” Geraghty said he and the board have asked citizens living near the town recreation fields to monitor nighttime activities, and that the town court officer, Dave Cavanaugh, is now patrolling at night. Other town employees have pledged to watch for suspicious activities, Geraghty added. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
DEC holds swift water training PAGE 2 WARRENSBURG
National teen group here to help PAGE 3 BOLTON
On a recent visit to The Original Lincoln Logs headquarters in Chestertown, U.S. Rep. Bill Owens examines siding milled at the building materials firm. Larry Stephenson, owner of both Lincoln Logs and the Stephenson Lumber chain (right) gave Owens a tour of the facility. See more, page 5. Photo by Thom Randall
School preps for transition PAGE 9
Firefighters’ parade, convention and carnival this week
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QUEENSBURY Ñ Featuring a flourish of pomp and pageantry, the Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association convention and parade return to the town of Queensbury this week. Thousands of volunteer firefighters from throughout eastern New York are expected to
participate in the four-day convention, based at the West Glens Falls Fire Station No. 1 on Luzerne Road at Veterans Road. The focal point of the weekend activities is the hours-long full-dress parade beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday June 21, as well as a Mardi Gras parade the prior evening at 7 p.m. The parades annually draw many thousands of spectators. A carnival is to be held Wednesday June 18 through Saturday
June 21 in conjunction with the convention and parades. Saturday’s full-dress parade features at least 112 marching units, including firefighters in uniforms — some quite formal, others elaborate. The procession also features dozens of acclaimed marching bands as well as antique fire equipment. CONTINUED ON PAGE 11
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June 21, 2014
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Bruce Lomnitzer, a forest ranger from Indian Lake and Hudson River Gorge, who was at the training, is enthusiastic about his job. “My personal opinion is that I’m on everybody else’s vacation,” Lomnitzer said. “I get to go rafting, white water kayaking, mountain biking [and] ATVing. I’m on the helicopter crew, so I do hoist operations and everything like that. I also do caving. I’ve got one of the nicest and most pristine caves in Hamilton County, Eagle Cave. [It’s a] beautiful cave, but it’s a little technical. It keeps me busy.” Lomnitzer said the main motivation behind the training was to get rangers used to inflatable kayaks, which had been nicknamed “duckies”
and were quite versatile. “They blow up pretty quickly,” Lomnitzer said. “They’re a good summer level rescue boat, especially if you don’t have a kayaking roll. Because if you fall over, you just get out of it, clammer back on it and keep on going down.” Lomnitzer said the degree to which particular forest rangers are familiar with boating is mostly a result of the geography of where they’re stationed. “The nice thing about a forest ranger is what you do is that you move into your area,” Lomnitzer said. “You find out what really needs to be done there, and you become pretty much the expert of that. I moved to Indian Lake in 2000. By 2001, I started boating, and
it‘s pretty much dominated my life.” Lomnitzer said he and his fellow trainees were gaining from the experience. “No matter what, as soon as you get someone into an inflatable kayak, even on the flat water they’re starting to learn,” Lomnitzer said. “They’re starting to learn their general paddle strokes. They’re learning what the water can do. And they’re learning that the inflatable kayaks are actually very stable.” Glen Bronson, a forest ranger from Clinton County, said the training was mostly a refresher course for him. “We’ve done this before,” Bronson said. “It gets us back in the water, get used to the feel of things. We’re doing rescue training as well as search training.”
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HADLEY Ñ The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation held a swift water training for approximately 20 forest rangers, who make up about half of Region 5’s force, June 12 on the Sacandaga River in Hadley. Ò It was for rangers to hone their skills, if you will, for rescuing individuals who might fall out of rafts or even drowning victims from the shore,” Region 5 Forest Ranger Captain John Streiff said. “We’ve had some new transfers that have come in from other parts of the state who might not be as familiar with swift water rescue here in the Adirondacks. But with the thousands of miles and hundreds of ponds and lakes that we have in the Adirondacks, it’s very important for forest rangers to keep up their skills in swift water rescue.” Streiff said the trainees’ existing skills ranged from proficient to expert, in which “everyone has a basic level of swift water awareness at least,” Streiff said. “And we have some technicians among us.” The training focused on paddling techniques, self rescue, swimming in swift water and the use of throw bags. Throw bags are Ò something that every ranger carries and many emergency responders,” Streiff said. “That’s nothing but a rope and a bag that you can throw out into the water when you can’t reach someone to effect the rescue.”
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Teens from afar ready to fix up homes of local elderly, disabled By Thom Randall
firstname.lastname@example.org WARRENSBURG - Hundreds of teenagers from across the nation involved in the YouthWorks Christian mission outreach will be sprucing up homes and other buildings in northern Warren County this summer, and the organization is now seeking projects to undertake. Also, YouthWorks will be conducting a day camp from June 30 through July 31 for children ages 4 through 12. Camp sessions Ñ featuring Bible stories, crafts and games — are to be held from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at Holy Cross Church on Main St. in Warrensburg. Children from all over northern Warren County are welcome. The nationwide Christian organization YouthWorks, based in Minneapolis, will be sending about 60 teenagers each week over the summer for seven one-week mission trips as an outreach to help out those in need as well as provide recreational and spiritual enrichment opportunities, according to YouthWorks site coordinator Luke Rice. The first mission group arrived Monday June 15, and their initial project was to clean up campsites and accomplish landscaping work at Jesus is Lord campground in Diamond Point. The teens, from all over the nation, will be tackling some light fix-up, yard work and painting projects, while they experience the culture of the region, Rice said. Elderly homeowners, or those of modest means or special needs, are encouraged to call YouthWorks’ staffer Austin Morrow at (502) 593-5673 with potential projects. The visiting teenagers will be spending nights in two local churches — the boys in Holy Cross and the girls at First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg. The youths will be spending their days working, with time off for recreational pursuits, Rice said. Some of the teens will be working on the home improvement projects, and others will be working at the Kids Club day camp under adult supervision, plus probably visiting residents of various nursing homes and adult care centers. Plans call for many of them to work on painting at The Priory Retreat House in Chestertown and Gore Mountain Ski Center as well as tend-
A crew of teenagers representing the outreach group YouthWorks help spruce up the exterior of The Pillars during a 2012 mission trip to Warrensburg. For seven years, hundreds of YouthWorks teens from all over the nation have spent a week or more in the area, fixing up homes and properties in Northern Warren County, particularly belonging to the elderly, disabled and those in distressed circumstances. Photo by Thom Randall
ing to a community garden at the Gore Ski Bowl nearby. Other potential projects include working with Warrensburg Beautification on some landscaping of town parks and gardens, and yard work for North County Ministry’s outreach center, Morrow said. The southern Adirondacks YouthWorks mission is one of 75 or so destinations across the nation for this outreach program, Rice said. YouthWorks have been conducting missions based out of Warrensburg since 2007, brightening the lives of area residents. YouthWorks teens
have mended fences, repaired sagging porches, cleaned up overgrown yards, weeded gardens, and painted dozens of houses, inside and out. Their work has been accomplished primarily in the towns of Warrensburg, Johnsburg, Chester, Stony Creek and Bolton, Rice said. “We’re happy to be back in Warrensburg — people here have been very hospitable, friendly and open,” he said. “We’re looking forward to serving local communities.” Rice said that YouthWorks is holding a community cookout at 6 p.m. each Thursday
through July, and all area residents are invited to share food and fellowship with the YouthWorks volunteers. “All are welcome to join us,” he said. Warrensburg Town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty said he was grateful, on behalf of area residents, for Youthworks’ efforts. “We’re very pleased these teenagers come into town and help folks,” he said. “It demonstrates fortitude on their part Ñ they do a good job and it’s a great program.”
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Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Company history to be on display WARRNESBURG Ñ The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History is preparing its major summer/fall 2014 exhibit, opening Sunday, June 29, at 1 p.m. with a reception, and will remain through Columbus Day. The exhibit tells the stories of the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Company, Warrensburg Emergency Medical Service, and local policing efforts, including the role Warrensburg citizens played as Warren County sheriffs. Since Warrensburg’s early settlement in the late 18th century, as in any frontier community, the safety and protection of its settlers was a concern but little could be done about it. Destructive fires, whether of home, barn or commercial building, were all too common. With illnesses and accidents, availability and distances to doctors meant that home remedies were heavily relied upon. And self-protection was the order of the day when it came to criminal activity. As the population grew during the nineteenth century more doctors moved to town. A county sheriff’s department was created. Distance and slow transportation limited their effectiveness. Effective fire protection was very slow to develop. More than one hundred years passed before Warrensburg created, and financed, an organization that was chartered to respond to the call of “FIRE!” The exhibit was developed by the Warrensburgh Historical Society, with the support of the Warrensburg Fire Company, Warrensburg EMS and the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, plus resources of the Warrensburgh Museum and Historical Society collections. The Museum, located at 3754 Main Street (VFW Building), is operated by the Warrensburgh Historical Society for the Town of Warrensburg. Parking and entrance are at the rear of the building. Admission is always free. The museum is fully accessible. Hours are Wednesdays, noon to 4 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays 1 to 3 p.m. Visit the Society’s website at whs12885.org or call 623-2207 for more information.
Continued from page 1 “I’m fed up with the vandalism,” he said. “We’re taking this very seriously.” Vandalism had emerged in Warrensburg in 2006 with a group of young teenagers who titled themselves “the chaos crew” caused considerable damage to public and private property, as well as disruptive late-night partying in the former Grand Union parking lot. These incidences prompted tough enforcement of a town curfew of 10 p.m. on weeknights and 11 p.m. on weekends Ñ as well as formation of a neighborhood posse. This neighborhood patrol, along with arrests, was credited with driving the group out of town, and halting the prevailing lawlessness. Deputy Supervisor John Alexander and five other local citizens were among those patrolling the streets of Warrensburg nightly, typically from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. He and the others have been credited for quelling the vandalism problems which had spiralled into damage totalling tens of thousands of dollars. Alexander said this week that he was again committed to curbing unruly behavior in town. “This vandalism is discouraging, because the town board is trying to provide enjoyable recreational and social opportunities,” he said. “Board members and other citizens are trying to make Warrensburg a better place.” Geraghty offered similar thoughts. “We work very hard to give the residents and children good facilities, and to have these items damaged and destroyed will not be tolerated,” he said. “Our taxpayers and the town board will not accept this behavior.” He said that citizens witnessing suspicious activity should dial 911 to report it.
June 21, 2014
Wbg. board takes action to shore up giant Garage Sale vendor revenue By Thom Randall
email@example.com WARRENSBURG Ñ With the Warrensburg Chamber of commerce experiencing ever-greater competition from local property owners renting out their yards to vendors during the town’s annual World’s Largest Garage Sale, the town board decided this month to take action to keep the renowned event solvent and well-organized. The Chamber of Commerce is losing spaces every year and cost of running the Garage Sale is increasing, Chamber officials reported at the town board’s June 11 meeting. The board responded by raising the rate from $20 to $50 for the Individual Peddlers Permits that vendors situated on private yards must purchase. A portion of the the proceeds from the permits are to go to the Chamber to offset expenses. These IPP permits are required on Main Street lots where the Chamber pays for garbage collection and for the rental of some of the Port-A-Johns. Town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty said the town will strictly enforce the law that vendors must obtain permits. Hundreds of local residents rent spaces on their property during the sale, and the practice has grown due to the flexibility in the space sizes and because the Chamber doesn’t allow sales to occur on their spaces until Saturday and many vendors are seeking to sell goods to the bargain hunters who annually arrive as early as Wednesday. Geraghty announced at the meeting that the Town is applying for a Transportation Alternatives grant to continue work on building and improving sidewalks and bicycle routes as well as rehabilitating Main Street and other roadways in town. The Board thanked town employee Patty Monahan for her efforts in writing the grant applications.
Improvements pending for town parks
It was noted the Town received more
funding from the state’s Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work & Play program — to purchase benches, trash cans, picnic tables and drinking fountains for the town recreation field off Library Avenue and Marcus Bruce Park. The grant also pays for many directional signs directing visitors to these town amenities. The board thanked Kathy Varney, coordinator of the program on behalf of Glens Falls Hospital, for working with the town staff to obtain the grant. In other business, the town board: • approved a resolution supporting the Warren County Planning Department’s grant application to bankroll a new town sewer line down Horicon Ave. (Schroon River Road) from Countryside Adult Home to Main Street. • heard that construction and rehabilitation of sidewalks along James St. would likely begin this fall. The board discussed the pending work accomplished along Elm, James and Sanford streets as well as Ashe Drive and Woodward Avenue. • voted to revise the municipal water rate for apartments to $97.50 per year and $1.95 per thousand gallons of water in excess of 20,000 gallons. • approved an occupancy tax grant of $946.00 to the Warrensburg Historical Society for advertising expenses. • appointed Danielle Robichaud to the town planning board. Alternates on the board are still being sought. Those interested in serving in the post are urged to call the town supervisor’s office at 6239511. • heard that quotes for asbestos and lead abatement for the Floyd Bennett Bandstand were received. Work is to begin on this aspect of the project to rehabilitate the bandstand, the premier town landmark, after approval is received from the Department of State. The agency awarded a substantial grant toward the project. • heard that quotes are being sought for sludge removal equipment for the municipal sewer plant. It was noted that the sand filter recently installed at the plant was operating efficiently and a second
one would be added soon. • reviewed the success of the Warrensburg Bike Rally held recently at the Warren County Fairgrounds. The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce and Warrensburg Business Alliance staffed a booth at the rally promoting Warrensburg businesses. Geraghty expressed appreciation to d Zibro for his work in developing and running the motorcycle trade show, which had record attendance. • passed a resolution supporting a grant application — on behalf of the Warrensburgh Historical Society and Warrensburgh Beautification — for a feasibility study on rehabilitating the town Senior Citizens Building on Main Street. The building needs various repairs and upgrades, and heating it has become prohibitively expensive in recent years. Town leaders have discussed giving the property to one or both the organizations — but by state law, the property would have to be put out for competitive bid and sold at a fair market price. • approved giving $500 to the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co. for fireworks at the annual Smoke Eaters’ Jamboree to be held July 25 and 26. • were informed that $15,000 in state grant funds has been received for studying the possibility of expanding the town sewer system. • accepted the resignation of Eileen Frasier from the Board of Assessment Review. Geraghty noted that Frasier has been a valued member of the board and will be missed. The town is now seeking applications to fill the post, and applicants are asked to call the town supervisors office at 623-9511. • heard that the town’s high bid of $25,000 was accepted on a foreclosed residential property at 13 King St. next to the Town Highway Garage. A closing on the transaction is to occur soon. Geraghty said the property would likely be used to improve access to the highway garage. • adopted a new town procurement policy. Geraghty said a “best value” option would be discussed at next town board meeting, set for July 9.
Susan Jennings, President of Richards Library in Warrensburg, is recognized as Trustee of the Year at the annual meeting of the Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS), held May 19 at the new Excelsior Springs facility at the Marriot in Saratoga Springs. SALS is comprised of 34 libraries in Warren, Washington, Saratoga, and Hamilton counties. Susan has been President of the Richards Library Board of Trustees for four and one-half years, during which time the library successfully accomplished its long-term strategic financial plan to complete its $1.2 million addition and gain financial security as a tax-funded Association library. Photo provided/Paul Gilchrist
June 21, 2014
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Owens talks jobs as he tours Lincoln Logs, Stephenson Lumber By Thom Randall
firstname.lastname@example.org CHESTERTOWN Ñ Larry Stephenson, CEO of Lincoln Logs and Stephenson Lumber, sat in a conference room at his firms’ Chestertown headquarters, discussing with U.S. Rep. Bill Owens the various challenges of conducting a business in the lower Adirondacks. Owens was visiting Lincoln Logs recently, gathering information on the various concerns facing entrepreneurs in his 21st Congressional District. After a tour of the Lincoln Logs mill and one of Stephenson’s three stores, Owens and Larry Stephenson talked about workforce readiness, foreign trade development, and the how the high cost of fuel inhibits product transportation. Ò I have a lot of pride in keeping businesses active and employees at work in the Adirondacks,” Stephenson said. “It’s always been a goal of mine.” Stephenson Lumber has three stores, including one in Speculator and the other in Indian Lake Ñ both in Hamilton County. Stephenson owns and operates Riverside Truss as well as The Original Lincoln Logs — which designs and manufactures log homes and panelized construction materials for commercial and residential use. Riverside Truss builds roof truss systems for homes and businesses throughout the Northeast, Stephenson noted. Ò I love bringing outside money into the Adirondacks,” he said, prompting Owens to say he understood how vital that was to the area’s rural economy. Stephenson mentioned his concern that many qualified potential employees in Hamilton County were leaving the area with the belief they could get a better job elsewhere. Asking about Internet access in the commu-
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the concerns raised in the meeting with Lincoln Logs and Stephenson Lumber officials were shared with many industries in other rural areas. “We need to keep working on these issues,” he said. “It’s a matter of survival for communities in the Adirondacks.” Noting that there were presently 3,000 unfilled jobs in his 21st Congressional District, Owens added that workforce training is an issue Ñ workers have to upgrade their skills to meet the needs of the 21st Century jobs. Operation of computer-controlled machine tools and conducting tasks with automated equipment are examples of good-paying jobs that are going unfilled, he said. High schools, trade schools and community colleges need to develop more programs preparing workers with high-technology skills, he said. Owens, who is retiring from Congress in December, said he envisions himself in upcoming years continuing his efforts to boost regional economic development, probably in a volunteer role. Just last week, Owens held a forum at SUNY Adirondack for business and industry executives to share ideas on boosting exports. ABOVE: During a recent tour of Lincoln Logs facilities in Chestertown, U.S. Rep. Bill Owens watches designer Andrea Demetriou custom-design a home for a client on her computer. Observing and conducting the tour were (rear, left to right): firm owners Debbie Stephenson and Larry Stephenson, as well as Gregg Wood, Lincoln Logs’ Director of Operations. Photo by Thom Randall
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Communication is the key
he San Antonio Spurs just showed every basketball fan in America that when a team comes together, they can do something spe-
cial. The Spurs did not have the marquee name player (that honor went to the Miami Heat and LeBron James, arguably the greatest player of this generation) or an inflated payroll. They had a mixture of players from different backgrounds who came together to make each other better. On the court, the team worked together. The only way this could have been accomplished is through practice, patience and communication. On a playing field or court, communication can come in verbal forms, such as calling a play or helping teammates to know their responsibilities, or in physical forms like raising an eyebrow to tell a teammate to cut to the basket or pointing to where the pass will be delivered. No matter what, communication is vital to a successful team. In the North Country, some teams and schools are facing the stress of declining enrollments equaling a lack in the number of youth needed to play middle and high school sports, especially among the schools in Section VII/Class D, which holds the lowest enrollment numbers in the region. Several schools have already consolidated athletic programs, creating the Minerva/Newcomb Mountaineers and Indian Lake/Long Lake Orange. Others have combined for individual sports, best exemplified by the Emus track and field team, a combination of Elizabethtown-Lewis, Keene, Moriah and Westport. Of late, we have reported that ELCS and Westport have started to talk about more merged sports programs. This spring, the two schools combined their modified (typically students in grades 7-9) baseball and softball programs, with one team playing games in Elizabethtown and the other in Westport. Now, the schools are looking to do the same with the modified girls and varsity boys (typically grades 10-12) soccer programs. Willsboro has just completed its fourth season of not fielding a varsity baseball team. Furthermore it was not even able to field a modified or junior varsity program (which can take students from all eligible grades depending on a physical for younger athletes), signifying what may be the unfortunate end to an entire spring sports program where a once proud ball tradition stood. This also would not be Westport’s first time down the merged team road for a sport other than track, as they combined with Keene for the two-year boys spring sports era known as “Beagle-ball.” For these schools or any others looking at the need to merge sports or, let’s be honest, even academic reasons, communication is going to be the key. In Schroon Lake, Athletic Director Lee Silvernail
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invited the community to a public forum on the future of Wildcat athletics which took place June 17. Schroon Lake has already been affected. This spring, the school was without a modified baseball program, which meant students in seventh grade who are barred from advancing to the varsity level by the state had no chance to play organized baseball Ñ too young for varsity and too old for little league. Silvernail is giving the community the chance to shape the future of how they want their sports programs to be handled, whether it be through combined gender teams, merged teams, or only fielding a varsity or modified squad, depending on numbers. We commend Silvernail and Schroon Lake for taking this initiative. This is the way we hope all school districts approaching this topic would communicate with their parents and students as they head down a very sensitive road, no matter what the outcome of the public hearing and any further planning. If you are a school district or districts looking to merge teams and you are not having similar forums and hearings, we would strongly suggest you do so. For many of our small town communities, high school sports is something to rally behind. It designates us as Eagles, or Lions, or Eagles, or Blue Bombers, or Eagles, or Warriors, or Eagles (yes, we have noticed there’s four teams locally with the same nickname). All over the area, signs have popped up at the edge of town indicating their school team won the Section VII title or made it to a state championship game. People hold on to these memories made through sports and may see the combining of two teams as cheapening those sacred reflections. They may also feel bringing two schools together will lessen their child’s chance of participating in high school sports since it has been ages since anyone in a Class D school has heard the word “cut,” without looking at the possibility that a merge could actually lead to an increased opportunity through the addition of a junior varsity program, giving an option of three viable teams instead of two which are somewhere between fledgling and nonexistent. This is a situation where no matter what a school or schools decide to do, someone is going to be upset that their school nickname is going away or that their kid can’t play school sports because there was not enough interest to field a team and no one wanted to merge. In the world of high school sports, this may very well be a no-win situation. But, one thing can lessen the impact of any and all decisions made and bring communities closer together as they face these new North Country realities, and that is communication. Ñ
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ith so much the country. riding on It starts with honest and sinour eleccere campaigns, based on facts tions these days, is it too and issues. Voters are eager to much to ask for a little learn about those who seek oftrue honesty? fice but all too often their choices Election stakes have are distorted with character asalways been high, but sassinations and bitter battles given the current world over issues that mean little to the activities and the ecolives of those who need repreDan Alexander nomic troubles at home, sentation. Thoughts from this election represents It is important to remember Behind the Pressline an opportunity to send candidates know how to win a clear message to those votes with buzz words and who govern in Washington. promises. Prior life experiences play an With the New York Primary next week important role in how effective they will be and the Vermont Primary still two full if elected. Would you want someone doing months off, we are left with four months surgery on you or a loved one just because of reputation bashing, truth twisting, mud they told you they were up to the task or slinging and everything but the honest that the other choice didn’t pay a parking truth about those seeking our votes. meter fine? Obviously not. Instead, you Eric Cantor’s recent loss in the Virginia would want to know their success record in Congressional Republican Primary hope- prior surgeries and you would want every fully sends shockwaves to the two political assurance that you were in good hands, not establishments that the voters want repre- just with the surgeon, but with those assistsentatives who are focused on their needs ing him or her in your procedure. and not those of the parties. Despite CanThe actions and decisions of our elected tor’s national party role as House Major- officials or lack thereof in the next few years ity Leader, Virginia’s Republicans made it will affect your life and those of your chilclear that he was no longer an acceptable dren and grandchildren. We can’t afford representative for their interests. Leading to get this wrong by sending people who the Republican charge in Congress and place self interests before the interests of traveling around the nation raising money the country. I urge you to watch the debates for the party were apparently not a priority and attend candidate nights. Ask quesfor Virginia Republicans. tions so as to understand what really moCantor out spent his opponent $5.7 mil- tives these people to seek office and what lion to $230,000, and was likely instrumen- their goals in life and career are. Don’t be tal in elevating his opponent David Brat’s swayed by negative campaigning without name and visibility, who said in his victory a true understanding of the facts and when speech, “Dollars do not vote, you (the vot- those are unavailable to you, focus on the ers) do”. information you do know and your comCantor commented in his concession mon sense. speech: “Voters don’t embrace novel dark Let’s make sure when we pull the levers horse challengers so much as they grow in the ballet booth this election year, we do increasingly dissatisfied with the perfor- so based on facts, issues and with confimance of the incumbents.” dence that the candidates we are selecting In recent years the country has seen little to represent us will be accountable to their leadership coming from Washington. One constituents. Our country needs dedicated scandal after another and endless bickering public servants who have a genuine interas the two parties seek to discredit the oth- est in fixing the nation’s problems and uniter. Perhaps, just perhaps, America is ready ing the country once again behind our comto stand up and say enough is enough. We mon interests. would rather clean house and start over with a new slate of leaders who will be atDan Alexander is publisher and CEO of tentive to the needs of their constituents Denton Publications. He may be reached at and seek solutions to the problems facing email@example.com.
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Question of the Week: Do you believe there is a drug problem in the North Country?
Yes, I think there is a drug problem in Clinton County. However, I think our law enforcement is excellent at responding to the situation. However, the most alarming “product of choice” today is meth. Ñ
I’m worried about heroin because it’s definitely a problem in Vermont, and it’s probably been spilling over. Heroin is the one I’d be nervous about. It’s so cheap.
Is there a drug problem? Of course there is. It’s been a big, potent problem for many years. The drugs have changed — they’re more available then they were 40 years ago.
Yes, I think there is. I hear a lot about it. It’s scary I talk to my daughter about it. My son travels back and forth from the city to Ticonderoga and it worries me.
Yes! There have been two overdoses right here in town. I was a police officer in the 50’s in CT. and we didn’t have those problems. There were no drugs.
rank Haux BOLTON
Turning Back the Pages By Jean Hadden One Hundred Years Ago – June, 1914 Tragedy strikes yet one more time
Deep mystery surrounds the fate of Frank and Myron Spaulding, father and son, who started in a row boat Sunday morning for a day’s fishing on Lake George. The boat was found floating bottom upward in the lake on Monday, June 8, 1914, near the shore opposite Adirondack Camp, north of Hague. It was empty and was nearly cut in two, a rip starting within a few inches of the gunwale and extending below the water line. It had evidently been struck by the sharp prow of a motor boat, but when it was occupied or after it had capsized it was impossible to tell. No trace of the missing men has yet been found and they have without a doubt been drowned. Physicians claim the bodies would never be recovered if they went down where the boat was found as the water there is at least 250 feet deep. A diligent search has been made but not the slightest clue has yet been developed. Sheriff Richard J. Bolton, who conducts the Trout House, at Hague, took charge of the search and has made every effort to clear up the mystery, but without avail. He went to Ticonderoga and interviewed the owner of a fast boat which was on Lake George late Saturday afternoon and which many people believed might have been the one which struck the Spaulding boat. The Ticonderoga man furnished a complete alibi by accounting for his whereabouts at all hours after the Messrs. Spaulding were last seen and no scratches or marks were found on his boat. Frank Spaulding was about fifty-two years of age and father of Frank Spaulding Jr., who was accidentally shot and killed on Sept. 2, 1913 by young Wellington S. Morse of New York. Myron Spaulding, 23, was unmarried. When the father and son did not return home as it grew dark on Sunday evening, Mrs. Spaulding sent out an alarm and the wrecked boat was found shortly after daylight the next morning. A brisk wind blew across the lake on Sunday night and it is impossible to tell how far the boat might have drifted. (Note – This current 1914 tale is just part of a tragic stream of events that went on and on. In this column in the Sept. 21, 2013 Adirondack Journal was the story of Wellington S. Morse carelessly shooting Frank Spaulding Jr., 15, in Johnsburgh, with a shotgun and the boy bleeding to death, from his left leg on his way to the hospital. In the March 8, 2014 issue was the story of a Lake George jury acquitting Morse of second-degree manslaughter after which he left with his mother, Hattie M. Morse for her home in New York City. On March 11, 1914, Mrs. Morse’s boyfriend, John H. Price, 35, shot and dangerously wounded her after she had spurned his advances, grappled with her son, Wellington Morse and then ended his own life with a bullet in his right temple. Now we have the story of the apparent drowning death of Frank Sr., and his son, Myron Spaulding who was present in 1913 at his brother’s shooting. I received an E-mail from Brenda Ross, of Hudson Falls, who said that Frank Jr., was the brother of her grandmother, Bertha Spaulding Robbins and that the drowning victims are buried in Hague Cemetery and she thinks that Frank Jr., is there also.)
Miss-step in the dark
o’clock. He was called by one of the office employees as usual Saturday night and said he would be in the office within a few minutes. In passing through the dark hallway to descend the stairs it is believed that he stumbled and losing his footing, plunged to the bottom of the stairs where he was found unconscious by another employee. He was injured internally, several ribs were fractured and one of his shoulder blades was broken. The injured man was taken to the Glens Falls Hospital by automobile but little could be done for him. He was about forty years old.
Emerson causes indignation
Residents of Schroon Lake village are up in arms over the action of Senator James A. Emerson, of Warrensburgh, proprietor of the Leland House, who, incensed at the delay of the village board in removing a band stand which he claimed obscured the entrance to his hotel, took matters in his own hands and with a crew of helpers from Warrensburgh, tore down the offending structure. The band stand was built twenty-three years ago, but of late had fallen into disuse. In answer to the senator’s demand that it be removed, a meeting of the village board was called to consider the matter, but a quorum failing to appear, action was deferred until the next regular meeting, two weeks later. Although before its destruction, residents of the village had no particular love for the band stand, the senator’s tactics caused a reversion of feeling in many and in consequence “indignation meetings” are of daily occurrence with the end not yet in sight. (Note – It was only a short time later, Nov. 1, 1914, that Senator Emerson’s Leland House was destroyed by fire. The three-story frame building, erected by W.G. Leland, was forty-three years old.)
Spirited dash to death
William Morrison, 51, after a short but spirited dash to catch the southbound Hudson Valley trolley car leaving Warrensburgh, Saturday morning, June 20, 1914 at 7 o’clock, was stricken with heart disease just as he was about to step into the car in front of the Grand Army House and fell unconscious to the ground. He was carried into the hotel where he died a few minutes later without regaining consciousness. Mr. Morrison had been employed at the Fort William Henry Hotel, Lake George, for some time and went to his work every morning on the 7 o’clock car. Saturday morning he was a little late in getting way from his home on Horicon Avenue and when he saw the car coming down Main Street, he made a dash to catch it and panting from his exertion, grasped the hand rail and was placing his foot on the lower step when he collapsed. He was carried into the Grand Army House by postmaster Robert Murray and Jay Griffin who placed him on a coach in the parlor. There, after a few gasps, he died. He leaves a widow and one daughter, Miss Maude Morrison. He is survived by his sister, Miss Minnie Morrison and three brothers, Charles, Eugene and Wesley Morrison. Internment was in the Warrensburgh Cemetery. (Note – The Grand Army House was later the Warren Inn and currently it is a new building, George Henry’s.)
Boy meets hard ground
William Lincoln, of New York, night clerk at the Fort William Henry Hotel, Lake George, fell head foremost down two flights of stairs in a cottage adjoining the hotel about 9:40 o’clock Saturday night, June 13, 1914 and sustained injuries which caused his death soon after in the Glens Falls Hospital. Lincoln roomed in the cottage and went on duty nights at 10
The two Johns, Hastings and Straight, a pair of live-wire youngsters, were racing on their bicycles on the sidewalk in front of Pasko’s Block one evening recently and were hitting up a pretty good pace when young Hastings’ rear wheel struck the curbing and he was hurled to the walk with considerable violence. One arm was severely injured. (Note – Pasko’s Block
was just south of today’s Floyd Bennett bandstand, named for Alexander and his son, Emerald Pasko.)
E.C. “Kid” Manzer, H.C. Smith, Lewis E. Crandall, Andrew Wescott and Marshall F. Burt went by auto to Botheration Pond, in North River country, on a fishing trip and returned home with forty pounds of speckled trout. There was a family reunion at the home of E.J. Hewitt, in East Thurman on May 31, 1914. All of the family was present, three daughters and their husbands, three sons and their wives and seventeen grandchildren, each son having a son. Frank Allen, whose house in Bakers Mills was burned to the ground recently, has moved into the Dennis Waddell farm house. Allen’s son, George and wife, with a young child, were living with their father and they saved a little clothing and a few household effects. Mrs. Ernest Wood, of Bolton Landing, has recently received a letter from her son, Percy Wood, who is a soldier in the United States Army and is now stationed with his regiment at Vera Cruz, Mexico. He sent a picture of his company and says that he is very pleased with army life.
Grim reaper strikes victim
Byron Merrill, of Bolton, residing in the northern part of town in the locality known as Padan Aram, died from the effects of injuries sustained when he was kicked by a horse. He was driving home alone from Horicon when the accident occurred and was found unconscious in the road and taken home by a passer-by. He leaves a widow and two small children. He was the son of Edward Merrill, the brother of Marlow Merrill and the nephew of Maroni and Nephi Merrill. Internment was in the Bolton Cemetery.
Probably the only person now living who has a clear personal recollection of the great Napoleon Bonaparte is M. Pierre Schamel-Roy, of Neuilly, France, who in August of this year will be 106 years old. M. Schamel-Roy, as a boy of 12, saw the fallen emperor in exile at St. Helena, where he was taken to visit his father, who was a faithful follower and servant of Napoleon until the latter’s death. (Note – After being defeated at the 1815 battle of Waterloo, Napoleon died in 1821 at St. Helena.)
News far and near
King Alfonso and Queen Victoria of Spain recently entertained Theodore Roosevelt at luncheon at their summer palace, La Granja, forty miles from Madrid. King Alfonzo and Mr. Roosevelt first met at the funeral of King Edward VII in London. A son was born to Mrs. Leslie Tripp, Monday, June 8, 1914 at home on the Cunningham farm adjoining the Woolen Mill tract in Warrensburgh. (Note – The former Cunningham Retreat, today on the north corner of Library Avenue and Milton Avenue, has been renovated into apartments.) Mrs. Harry Floyd, of Adirondack, welcomed a 9 pound baby daughter on June 9, 1914 to the family home. R.E. Valentine, of Friends Lake, has moved into his new cottage. Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-2210
Viewpoint By Evie Russell
eren’t we the lucky ones now 50 years later to be able to find some old hand written letters from friends, relatives or even state officials? In rural communities, telephone and electric lights were not available before about 1945. Children were schooled in one room schools and started at age 7 in first grade where they first learned to print the ABC’s and their numbers from one to 10. By the
third grade, they were given a penmanship booklet and were soon learning to write instead of printing. We had story books to study, which were written out instead of printed....and our teacher was patient until we got everything nearly perfect and understood. By our fifth or sixth grades, we were writing neatly and only printing if it was required. Now some 50 or 60 years as we sort through boxes of stored toys and papers, we come across some very precious memories. There were letters from near and far away
with old stamps of 2 and 3 cents and even a one and a half cent stamp. Hand written notes or long letters full of news from friends and relatives were read, bringing back fond memories from the 1940s to the 1980s when people started using computers. I came across a very special one of a kind of happy memory from about 1947 mailed from Thurman to West Halifax, Vt. It came rolled up in a brown store paper, and when I opened it very carefully, I found a rolled up letter written on white birch bark. It was from one of my special aunts (Mabel Lil-
libridge) who was always so thoughtful and has been kept all these years through many family moves. It is still in good condition. Other letters from aunts, grandmoms, cousins, etc. brings back precious memories that brings it all back fresh in your mind. Now, very few still write letters, so the new generation (when so much is shredded) won’t have things to look back on. See why folks refer back to these early years being in the good old days? Memories EAR
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Bolton Central School’s top five
Bolton Central School is proud to announce its Top Five students in the Class of 2014. They are: Olivia Clesceri, Kevin Wholey, Kimberly Wright, Molly Schoder, and Django Denne. Olivia Clesceri is the valedictorian of this year’s class having earned a grade point average (GPA) of 94.42. The daughter of Amy and Craig Clesceri of Bolton Landing, Olivia plans to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and major in chemistry. Throughout her high school career, Olivia played Varsity Soccer, Basketball and Softball, and Club Sports. She was in the Concert and Marching Band, Spanish Club, Youth and Government having presented the BestBill in 2013. She is also a member of Key Club and National Honor Society. She was in Chorus, Outing Club, and on the Yearbook staff. She was National Honor Society President, Key Club Treasurer, Class Treasurer, Band Treasurer, and on the Eagle’s List for maintaining a 92.5 and above average. She received the RPI medal, Sage Award, University of Rochester George Eastmen Young Leaders Award, and the Clarkson Achievement Award. Her civic activities included church fundraisers, Breast Cancer/Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walks, the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)Carnival, and a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. Since the summer of 2010, she has worked summers at Chic’s Marina in Bolton Landing. Boating, sports, hiking, and skiing are some of Olivia’s hobbies. Kevin Wholey is the salutatorian of the Class of 2014 with a GPA of 92.08. He is the son of Pamela and Douglas Wholey of Bolton Landing and plans to study business administration at SUNY Adirondack. Throughout his high school career, Kevin participated in Varsity Baseball, French Club, Tech Club, Senior Chorus, and was inducted into the National Honor Society. He has received the President’s Academic Award for four years, and the Wells College Award. He was Senior Class Vice President and was a Student Council Rep.
Kevin has worked locally at the Hometown Diner, Tops Market, and Norowal Marina. He has traveled to Canada, Barbados, Germany, and the Swiss Alps. He was stage manager for the Drama Club for all four years and a Little League assistant. He enjoys camping, boating, playing video games, baseball, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, football, traveling, biking, and swimming. With a GPA of 91.74, Kimberly Wright ranks third in her class. She is the daughter of Patrick Wright of New Hampshire and Penelope BarlowWright of Bolton Landing. In her high school career, she played Club Sports, Varsity Soccer and Basketball and was the Captain of both teams in her senior year, played Varsity Softball, was in Senior Chorus, Senior Band, Outing Club, Spanish Club, and Yearbook. She’s been in Youth and Government since 8th grade. She is a member of Key Club and the National Honor Society. Kimberly was involved in the Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser during her junior year and participated in the Breast Cancer Walk all four years. She received the 2011 Adirondack League Girls Soccer All-Star Honorable Mention, 2012 Adirondack League Girls Soccer All-Star Second Team, 2012 Post-Star Girls Soccer All-Star Honorable Mention, 2012 Adirondack League Girls Softball All-Star Honorable Mention, the LeMoyne Heights Award, RIT Creativity and Innovation Award, Elmira College Key Award, University at Albany Multicultural Award, and the Presidential Academic Award for all four years of high school. She has worked at Happy Jack’s in Bolton dur-
ing the summers and has been a babysitter since 8th grade. Kimberly has traveled to China, Spain, and Portugal and enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, reading, painting, and photography. Molly Schoder has a GPA of 90.21 making her fourth in her class. The daughter of Carl and Diane Schoder of Bolton Landing, Molly plans on attending the University at Albany to major in political science. For all four years of her high school career, Molly played Varsity Soccer, Basketball,and Softball and Club Sports. She was in Band, Chorus, and Jazz Band, and was the Class Secretary, and the Band and Chorus Secretary. Molly participated in many civic activities including Glamour Gals, was the Elementary Basketball Assistant, attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference. Through SUNY Adirondack, Molly spent a weeklong medical mission in Guatemala. Molly is a member of the National Honor Society and served as its vice president in her senior year along with being the Key Club President. She served as a student representative on the district’s Strategic Planning Committee for two years. Through Youth and Government, Molly attended the Conference on National Affairs and was the New York State Speaker of the Assembly. She received a Band Award, the University of Rochester’s Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award, the Clarkson University Leadership Award, the Saint Michaels College Book Award, the Smith College Book Award, The
June 21, 2014 Post-Star Teen Excellence Award, The Chronicle’s Athlete of the Week, and the Adirondack School Boards Association Community Service Award. Molly has been a babysitter since 9th grade and worked at Chic’s Marina for two summers. She has traveled to Canada, Spain, British Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Mexico, and Jamaica. She enjoys sailing, basketball, soccer, playing piano, kayaking, and hiking. The fifth student in the top five with a GPA of 89.60 is Django Denne. He is the son of James and Leona Denne of Pottersville and plans on attending Alfred University to study athletic training. Throughout his high school career, Django played Club Sports, was in Tech Club, French Club and Senior Chorus. Throughout high school, he played Varsity Golf, Basketball, Baseball, was in Senior and Jazz Band. He is a member of the National Honor Society. He was involved in the PTO Fundraiser, the Booster Club Fundraiser, and was stage manager since 9th grade. Django received the Student Sage Award and the President’s Award all four years of high school. He has worked as a landscaper, a cashier at Glen Island store and Tops Market, and a dock hand at Water’s Edge Marina. He has traveled to France, Switzerland, Belgium, England, Spain, Holland, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Aruba, and Australia. Django enjoys weight lifting, running, biking, kayaking, hiking, reading, walking, and nutrition studies.
Pete Seeger tribute
Lake George Mirror is sponsoring a tribute to Pete Seeger on Sun., June 22, 7:00 p.m. at Bolton Community Center at Conservation Park. Entertainment by Mason Smith and Alex Smith. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Proceeds to benefit the Bolton Landing Farmers’ Market.
4th of July festivities
Arts and Crafts festival to benefit the Bolton Rescue Squad will be held in Rogers Park on Fri., July 4 through Sun., July 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The Bolton Landing Business Association and the Town of Bolton are sponsoring their annual fireworks display and festivities in Rogers Park. Starting at 4:30 on Fri., July 4 there will be entertainment with a DJ, a juggler and stilt walker. Fireworks will go off at dusk, around 9 p.m.
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Administrative changes set at Bolton CSD BOLTON Ñ Beginning July 1, there will be some changes in administration at the Bolton Central School District. Bolton Central School District Superintendent Raymond Ciccarelli Jr. will retire on June 30 after serving the district for 17 years. “If you count my student teaching, I’ve spent 40 years in the public education profession,” added Mr. Ciccarelli. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University, Ciccarelli worked for one year as an industrial arts teacher at Glens Falls Junior High School. “I worked in that building which has now been Michael Graney, Raymond Ciccarelli and Richard Trowbridge. converted into apartments in Glens Falls,” he noted. “My next experience was wonderful, being hired to Graney’s position. teach Industrial Arts at Fair Haven Union High School, in Fair Haven, Currently, Trowbridge is the lead supervisory teacher at the Stuart Vermont. I taught drafting, architectural drafting, photography, and M. Townsend Middle School, which is part of the Hadley-Luzerne graphic arts, as well as being a coach and advisor to student activities.” Central School District and has been serving as the middle school’s During this time, Ciccarelli became a graduate student at Castleton guidance counselor. Plus, he’s the athletic director at the Hadley-LuState College, in Castleton, Vt. zerne Central School District. In 1981, Ciccarelli earned a Master’s degree in Curriculum and In“I think Bolton Central School is a fantastic school,” said Mr. Trowstruction from there and he met the one of three major mentors in his bridge. “The staff works incredibly hard and I’m impressed with the professional life, Dr. Robert F. Forest. Dr. Forest was his advisor and students. The students feel they can do anything and they do. They nudged Ciccarelli toward pursuing an administrative certification. As a walk out of school with confidence, thanks to all the opportunities and result, in 1983, Ciccarelli became the first person to be conferred a Certifi- the teachers’ influence. I grew up in a small school and I like that atcate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Castleton State College. mosphere.” While at Minerva, Ciccarelli was active in many student related and Married with two children, Trowbridge resides in Warrensburg with curricular undertakings. While enjoying his time in Minerva, an ophis wife, Jennifer, and son, Tyler, and daughter, Jane. portunity became available to go “home.” In August of 1997 the Bolton “Having had Mr. Graney in the school building since January 2013 CSD Board of Education hired him as Superintendent. Now, almost will provide a seamless transition as he moves from principal to sutwo decades later, the Bolton resident is retiring from that position, perintendent and then he will also be here to provide support for Mr. leaving behind many cherished memories and accomplishments. Trowbridge as he begins his new role. I am very excited for our stuHis wife, Mary, who is a third grade teacher at the Warrensburg El- dents and school community,” Ciccarelli added. “Mr. Graney and Mr. ementary School and two sons: Blair, who resides in Saratoga Spring Trowbridge will form an excellent administrative team to see Bolton and is a physician’s assistant in the Emergency room at Saratoga Hos- Central School continue to excel and improve.” pital; and Carl who just completed his freshman year at the SUNY College at Brockport where he is majoring in communications, all look forward to the retirement. Ciccarelli is the son of Raymond Sr. and Rosalie Ciccarelli, owners of Chic’s Marina in Bolton Landing, which is operated by Ciccarelli’s sister Gail and her husband, Anthony DePace. Bolton’s PK-12 Principal Michael Graney was hired as School Superintendent to fill the position left vacant by Ciccarelli. Graney has been Bolton’s PK-12 principal since Jan. 2, 2013, after serving as principal at Ticonderoga High School for 10 years. Before serving as principal, Graney was a physical education and driver education teacher at Ticonderoga High School for eight years. Two years before that he taught elementary math, science and physical education at Putnam Central School. Richard Trowbridge was hired as the new PK-12 Principal to fill Mr.
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Items sought for Jamboree auction
WARRENSBURG — Smoke Eaters’ Jamboree is approaching, and the Warrensburg firefighters are now collecting items for the event’s annual auction. The premier traditional carnival event in northern Warren County, Smoke Eaters’ Jamboree is the major fundraiser for the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co. — and the auction yields considerable proceeds. The two-day event is to be held July 25 and July 26 on the town recreation field. The money raised is used by the fire comapny to support local youth sports teams, scholarships and various community functions. Those who would like to donate items in good workable condition, call the firehouse at 6239766 and leave a message — and the items will be picked up shortly thereafter at a convenient time for the donor.
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p.m., and Skeeter Creek on Saturday also at 8 p.m. The convention, includes a firematics trade show and a seminar on arson detection as well as association business meetings and election of officers. The convention ends with fireworks at 9 p.m. Saturday. Parade & convention may return to Lake George For decades, the HVVFA convention and parade were held in Lake George Village with robust participation and parades five hours long. In 2002, the HVVFA parade in Lake George featured firefighters from New York City fire companies whose members perished in the Sept. 11 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, and the event drew international attention. Mellan and Hill said the annual convention and parade are likely to return to Lake George Village, as a multi-year contract is now being negotiated with Lake George officials. Hill said the contract would probably be approved by the HVVFA officers at this week’s convention. Mellan said that both Queensbury and Lake George are popular destinations with the Hudson Valley firefighters and their family members. “Our members thoroughly enjoys their visits up there because there’s so much for people to do, whether it’s the attractions in Lake George or the outlet malls in Queensbury.”
Bill VanNess, Third Assistant Chief of West Glens Falls Fire Co., said the parade will be almost four hours long. “We extend a warm welcome to all the dedicated volunteer firefighters from eastern New York State as well as area citizens,” he said. VanNess serves on the Queensbury Town Board. The Mardi Gras Parade is a more informal and festive affair. This annual procession has a new theme: Ò Traditions run deep,” reflecting the fact that this year’s convention is the firefighters association’s 125th annual convention, HVVFA President Joseph Mellan said. A resident of Glen Spey NY, Mellan is the deputy fire coordinator for Sullivan County. The HVVFA has about 500 member fire companies, representing as many as 40,000 volunteer firefighters in the 16 counties that border the Hudson River — stretching from the border of New York City north through Essex County, according to George Hill, the association’s financial secretary. The route for Saturday’s parade begins at the West Glens Falls Fire Station No. 2 on Luzerne Road at Van Dusen Road, and proceeds east on Luzerne Road to the West Glens Falls station No. 1 at the intersection of Luzerne and Veterans roads. The Mardi Gras Parade begins on Luzerne Road at Stephanie Lane and ends at the No. 2 firehouse. A carnival with amusements and rides is to be open to the public from 5 p.m. onward, Wednesday through Friday. On Saturday, the carnival — which is accompanied by craft and food vendors Ñ opens at noon. There is no admission charge for the events, but those attending are asked to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to local food pantries. Nightly musical entertainment features four regionally noted bands: Kings English beginning on Wednesday, Funk Evolution on Thursday Ñ both beginning at 7 p.m. Ñ and the Zoo Band of MTV fame on Thursday starting at 8
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Thomas House). The presentation is by Steven Engelhart, Executive Director of AARCH.
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June 21, 2014
Wednesday, June 25
Events: Friday, June 20
LAKE LUZERNE — The Adirondack Folk School to hold a Natural Dyeing 101 with Anna Poulos from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 51 Main Street. For information call 491-0620 adirondackfolkschool.org. The tuition is $95, member tuition $85, materials fee $30. A notebook and pen for taking notes is also suggested. LAKE LUZERNE — The Adirondack Folk School to hold a Traditional or Arts & Crafts Era Floorcloth with Janet Flinchbaugh from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 51 Main Street. For information call 467-0621 or adirondackfolkschool.org. Tuition $190. Member Tuition $170. Materials Fee $45. BOLTON LANDING — The Opera Saratoga presents, “All the Things We Are,” at 7:30 p.m. The Young Artists present a sampler of their varied repertoire and activities. The cost is $25 and with members appreciation, members are free.
Saturday, June 21
LAKE LUZERNE — The Adirondack Folk School to hold a Traditional or Arts & Crafts Era Floorcloth with Janet Flinchbaugh from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 51 Main Street. For information call 467-0621 or adirondackfolkschool.org. Tuition $190. Member Tuition $170. Materials Fee $45. LAKE LUZERNE — The Adirondack Folk School to hold a Journey Stick with Mark Mayhew from 9 a.m. to Noon at 51 Main Street. For information call 483-0621 or adirondackfolkschool.org. The tuition $35, member tuition $30, Materials Fee $5. LAKE LUZERNE — The Adirondack Folk School to hold a Wood Turning - Get a Handle on Things with John Kingsley from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 51 Main Street. For information call 550-0621 or adirondackfolkschool.org. The tuition $95, member tuition $85, materials fee $15. This class involves spindle turning and is perfect for beginners. No loose fitting clothes, hair tied back, comfortable shoes, and no jewelry. If sensitive to wood dust registration for turning classes is not recommended. CHESTERTOWN — The Adirondack Folk School to host a Introduction to Paper Making with Robert Walp from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This class will be held at Chester Creek Press, 29 Pine Knolls Road. For information call 617-0621 or adirondackfolkschool.org. The tuition is $105, member tuition $95, materials fee $10. No experience required, so come and expect to get a little wet but leave with some beautiful hand-made paper. LAKE LUZERNE — The Adirondack Folk School to hold a Weaving - Exploring Twills with Tegan Frisino from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 51 Main Street. For information call 608-0621 or adirondackfolkschool.org. The tuition is $190, member tuition $170, materials fee $36. Beginner to advanced weavers, ages 15 years and older. LAKE LUZERNE — The Adirondack Folk School to hold a Blacksmithing – Organic Hollow Forms with Adam Howard from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 51 Main Street. For information call 621-0621 or adirondackfolkschool.org. The tuition is $230, member tuition $210, materials fee $40. This course is suitable for both beginner and intermediate students. Hard shoes and long pants are required for students’ safety. BOLTON — Hayfield Trip: Moses Family, Grandma & Will, Eagle Bridge, NY and VT. Cost is $40. Call Al 644-2033. Bolton senior resi-
dents (taxpayers), 50 years of age or older are eligible to attend activities and meetings. All others may attend but at non-senior prices. SARATOGA SPRINGS — Arthur Mitchell will be attending the Grand Opening Reception for Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts, at The National Museum of Dance at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the reception. Reservations are greatly appreciated. STONY CREEK — Stony Creek Community Church holding clothing closet at Firehouse 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 22
LAKE LUZERNE — The Adirondack Folk School to hold a Weaving - Exploring Twills with Tegan Frisino from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 51 Main Street. For information call 608-0621 or adirondackfolkschool.org. The tuition is $190, member tuition $170, materials fee $36. Beginner to advanced weavers, ages 15 years and older. LAKE LUZERNE — The Adirondack Folk School to hold a Blacksmithing – Organic Hollow Forms with Adam Howard from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 51 Main Street. For information call 621-0621 or adirondackfolkschool.org. The tuition is $230, member tuition $210, materials fee $40. This course is suitable for both beginner and intermediate students. Hard shoes and long pants are required for students’ safety. LAKE LUZERNE — Making Pizza: A Visit to Downtown City Tavern, then the AFS Oven! with Sage Shea from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information call 678-0622. The tuition is $95, member tuition $85, materials fee $25. A great class for foodies of all ages and stripes. What tastes better than homemade pizza baked in a wood oven. This class will start off at the Downtown City Tavern at 21 Elm Street, Glens Falls, and continue at the Folk School in the afternoon. SARATOGA SPRINGS — Arthur Mitchell Master Class will be presenting a Master Class at Noon in the studios at The School of the Arts on 99 South Broadway. The fee is $20. For more information on how to register and pay online go to the school of the arts website at dancemuseum.org/school.
Monday, June 23
LAKE LUZERNE — Adirondack Theatre Festival Presents: Fully Committed at 7:30 p.m. For information go to denpubs.com/users/ photos/2014/may/30/40259/ and Charles Wood Theater .atfestival. org/fully-committed. The cost is $25 to $45. BOLTON LANDING — War Horse, Steven Spielberg’s drama at The Sembrich, 4800 Lakeshore Drive starting at 7:30 p.m. Free to the public.
Tuesday, June 24
WARRENSBURG — Historic Preservation Lecture Series presented by Steven Engelhart, Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), Paula Dennis, In the Field Consulting, and Sloane Bullough from the NY State Office of Historic Preservation (SHPO). Co-sponsored by the Warrensburgh Historical Society and Richards Library. LAKE LUZERNE — Adirondack Theatre Festival Presents: Fully Committed at 7:30 p.m. For information go to denpubs.com/users/ photos/2014/may/30/40259/ and Charles Wood Theater .atfestival. org/fully-committed. The cost is $25 to $45. WARRESNBURG — The Historic Preservation series presents third in the series “What’s It All About?” at 7 p.m. in the Senior Center (Miles
BOLTON — Seagle Colony at the Sembrich: Performance at 1:30 p.m. Lunch prior to show at the Shack. Cost $15.00 Call Lorraine, Pat or Rita for more information. Bolton senior residents (taxpayers), 50 years of age or older are eligible to attend activities and meetings. All others may attend but at non-senior prices. LAKE LUZERNE — Adirondack Theatre Festival Presents: Fully Committed at 2 p.m. For information go to denpubs.com/users/ photos/2014/may/30/40259/ and Charles Wood Theater .atfestival. org/fully-committed. The cost is $25 to $45. BOLTON — Seagle Colony Preview Selections from The Italian Girl in Algiers, Susannah, Camelot and West Side Story for $20 at 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 26
LAKE LUZERNE — Adirondack Theatre Festival Presents: Fully Committed at 7:30 p.m. For information go to denpubs.com/users/ photos/2014/may/30/40259/ and Charles Wood Theater .atfestival. org/fully-committed. The cost is $25 to $45. NORTH CREEK — Water Aerobics begins this Summer at 11 a.m., Tuesday through Friday beginning June 26 at Copperfield Inn Pool with Susan Murante. Open to public of all ages in North Creek and surrounding areas. Details: 251-2225. SCHROON — Membership meeting of East Shore Schroon Lake Association (ESSLA) 7:30 to 9 p.m. Open to public. Beth Gilles be speaking. Refreshments will be served. WARRESNBURG —Richards Library sponsoring Aurura Borealis, the Northern Lights, by Peter Zaffo 6 p.m. This program is free and open to the public. LAKE GEORGE — Caldwell-Lake George Library will hold Teddy Bear Picnic 10:30 a.m. Bring Teddy Bear or stuffed friend. The event is recommend 2 thru 6 year-olds. Details: Pre-registration required by call 668-2528.
Friday, June 27
LAKE LUZERNE — The Adirondack Folk School to hold a Beaded Earrings with Susan Havens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 51 Main Street. For information call 558-0316. The tuition is $95, member tuition $85, materials fee $15. LAKE LUZERNE — Adirondack Theatre Festival Presents: Fully Committed at 7:30 p.m. For information go to denpubs.com/users/ photos/2014/may/30/40259/ and Charles Wood Theater .atfestival. org/fully-committed. The cost is $25 to $45.
Saturday, June 28
LAKE LUZERNE — The Adirondack Folk School to hold a Square Foot and Raised Bed Gardening Combo with Patricia Goldberg and Peter Watts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 51 Main Street. For information call 475-0628 or adirondackfolkschool.org. The tuition is $50 and member tuition $45. A terrific class for beginning gardeners or experts alike - and a great way to get out in the sun and enjoy our Adirondacks. LAKE LUZERNE — The Adirondack Folk School to hold a Egg Basket with Lynn Goldberg from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 51 Main Street. For information call 502-0628 or adirondackfolkschool.org. The tuition $95, member tuition $85, materials fee $35. LAKE LUZERNE — The Adirondack Folk School to hold a Trellises for the Garden with Bonnie Gale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 51 Main Street. For information call 556-0628 or adirondackfolkschool. org. The tuition is $190, member tuition $170, materials fee $98. You should be prepared to work outside kneeling on the ground or standing and be physically flexible.
June 21, 2014
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New director announced
QUEENSBURY — Caelynn Prylo of Ballston Spa has been appointed Director of Continuing Education at SUNY Adirondack. Prylo most recently served as Assistant Director of Community and Professional Education/Center for Effective Teaching at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. Prylo earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology with a minor in French from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in curriculum development and instructional technology from the University at Albany. “Caelynn’s background and work experience greatly enhances the college’s ability to meet community needs,” said SUNY Adirondack President Dr. Kristine Duffy. “Her background in community education, workforce development and training, and instructional design will be a tremendous asset to the SUNY Adirondack community.” Prylo’s new duties will include directing workforce development initiatives and technology programs, including contract and grant training; direct community outreach programs, including the Summer Enrichment Program and the Senior Lecture Series; evaluate current revenue sources and develop new revenue sources; and develop and build relationships with the area business community and economic development entities.
Membership drive set
THURMAN STATION Ñ The Thurman Station Association (TSA) announces its annual membership drive. The not-for-profit organization incorporated in 2001 to encourage economic growth in the area around Thurman Station (Thurman, Warrensburg and Stony Creek). Now a growing organization, TSA functions much like a chamber of commerce, playing an increasing role in sponsoring award-winning events to spotlight the community’s organizations and businesses, and, when possible, finds ways to coordinate activities with the railroad. The various categories of TSA membership offered run from July 1 through June 30, but voting privileges begin immediately for those joining now. For more information visit ThurmanStation.org to download application and brochure, or contact Sally Feihel, 623-4889.
In Brief Festival looking for host families Seagle opera singers to perform LAKE GEORGE — The Lake George Music Festival is searching for local families interested in becoming “host families” for it’s musicians. Every August, families in the Lake George area open their homes to Lake George Music Festival musicians. While some hosts are Festival volunteers or board members, many are local residents who just love music and musicians, or simply want to help bring something special to Lake George. Hosts will be recruited until July 15, and are matched with guests in August. Musicians are responsible for their own transportation and meals during their stay (some hosts like to invite their guests to join them for meals when possible, but this is not required). Hosts provide a place to sleep and practice. Over 70 young professional musicians ages 18-30 will be in residence from Aug. 12-21. As part of the 2014 festival, they will present a full week of live concerts, open rehearsals, interactive workshops, and outreach events to the Lake George community. All events are free of charge. For more information call Alexander Lombard at 791-5089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Lake George Music Festival is Lake George’s first and only classical music festival and artist retreat for gifted young musicians.
Master gardners lend tips
CHESTERTOWN Ñ Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners will be available for gardening questions and to do soil pH testing while you shop at the Farmers Market this season. Master Gardeners will be manning a table every other week. from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Farmers market is located in front of the Chestertown Town Hall, 6307 State Rt. 9. Gardening questions and soil testing can also be done through Cornell Cooperative Extensions home office at 377 Schroon River Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885. The scheduled dates are June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, Aug. 13, Aug. 27, and Sept. 10.
Firehouse hosts clothing closet
STONY CREEK Ñ The Stony Creek Community Church will be holding a clothing closet June 21 at the Firehouse. Come and shop for free clothing and accessories from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
BOLTON LANDING — The Sembrich, located at 4800 Lakeshore Drive in Bolton Landing, will host a pair of programs by Opera Saratoga and the Seagle Music Colony Friday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. with a concert entitled “All the Things We Are,” and their annual season preview Wednesday, June 25 at 1:30 p.m. They designed a showcase to highlight the versatility and talent of today’s young opera singers, “All the Things We Are” includes arias from Opera Saratoga’s two main-stage productions, “The Magic Flute” and “The Elixir of Love.” In addition, the program features scenes from the new opera “Roscoe” by Evan Mack. General admission for this Opera Saratoga performance is $25. Members or those who may want to become members call in advance at 644-2431 for reservations.”
Benefit concert for Skyler planned
WARRENSBURG Ñ The Warrensburg PTSA is sponsoring a fundraiser for Skyler Strong’s family. Skyler is a third grade student at the Warrensburg Elementary School. ”Skyler Strong” country, blue grass, gospel concert featuring Hoddy Ovitt, Jim Davis and other familiar voices will take place Friday, June 20, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Warrensburg Elementary School gym. Donations will be taken at the door. All proceeds go to the Castro family. For any questions call Katy Seeley at 623-3278. There will also be a bake sale.
Summer services set
DIAMOND POINT — The summer services will resume at Diamond Pt. Community Church at 10 a.m. from June 22 through Sept. 7. Holy Communion will be celebrated July 13 and Aug. 17. These non-denominational services conducted by visiting ministers from around the country are open to the public. The popular annual Taste of Diamond Point fundraiser will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19.
Seimbrich presents War Horse
BOLTON LANDING — The Sembrich Summer Film Series at Bolton Free Library gets underway Monday, June 23, 4922 Lakeshore Drive, at 7:30 p.m. with a free screening of Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse.” This is about a boy and his horse separated during the first days of the Great War. This show initiates the Sembrich’s season-long commemorative series, 1914: Summer of Destiny, Sembrich and the Dawn of WWI. Admission is free and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 until 5. For information go to thesembrich.org and 6442431
Third series presentation set
WARRESNBURG — The Historic Preservation series presents third in the series “What’s It All About?” Tuesday, June 24 at 7 p.m. in the Senior Center (Miles Thomas House). The presentation is by Steven Engelhart, Executive Director of AARCH. This program is a general introduction to understanding the importance of preserving our nation’s built environment and explores the many reasons why individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and governments are increasingly involved in promoting historic preservation.
Seagle preview date set
SCHROON Ñ The Seagle Colony Season Preview, featuring a sampling of musical selections from upcoming productions at the Seagle Music Colony on Schroon Lake, returns to The Sembrich Wednesday, June 25 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. “We’re happy to present two shows never before produced at the Colony, The Italian Girl in Algiers and Camelot, as well as Susannah and West Side Story,” says General Director Tony Kostecki. “The combination of musicals and operas has something for every audience member, as well as an abundance of juicy roles for our outstanding crop of 2014 young artists to sink their teeth into.” For more information, visit thesembrich.org or contact The Sembrich at 644-2431.
ESSLA to hold meeting
SCHROON Ñ A membership meeting of the East Shore Schroon Lake Association (ESSLA) Friday, June 26 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The guest speaker for the evening will be Beth Gilles from the Lake Champlain/Lake George Regional Planning Board. She will be addressing the proper maintenance of septic systems to minimize their impact on our lake and river. Refreshments will be served.
June 21, 2014
Justin Gonyo to speak
THURMAN STATION Ñ Justin Gonyo, General Manager of the Saratoga and North Creek Railway, will be a special guest at a meeting of Thurman Station Association, to be held at Thurman town hall at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 25. The public is welcome to attend to learn more about the railway’s plans for Thurman Station and the new North End Local, to begin three day weekend operation on July 4th weekend. July and August will be TSA’s Saturday guest presenter series, in which a different local artisan, business or organization representative will act as a Thurman Station host, offering local brochures and business cards, as well as giving talks and demonstrations. This project, too, will be a topic of discussion at the meeting. TSA meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit Thurmanstation.org, PersisGranger@aol.com or 623-9305.
Jane Hershfield poetry to be read
DIAMOND POINT — Professor Kathy McCoy will be doing a reading of poems by poet Jane Hershfield at Hillview Free Library Wednesday June 25 at 1 p.m. Professor McCoy teaches creative writing and English Literature at SUNY Adirondack.This is open and free to the public. Call Jane OConnell, Director 6683012 for more information.
Teddy bear picnic planned
LAKE GEORGE Ñ Caldwell-Lake George Library will host a Teddy Bear Picnic Thursday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m. Bring a favorite Teddy Bear or stuffed friend. There will be a balloon artist, storytelling, crafts and refreshments. The event is recommend for 2 thru 6 year olds. Preregistration is required by calling 668-2528. The event is part of the NYS Summer Reading Program.
Composting presentation slated
GLENS FALLS Ñ A panel presentation on home composting, the benefits, and how to begin at the Crandall Library, 251 Glen St. June 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Questions and answers with a panel of Cornell Cooperative Master Gardeners will be available. Sponsored by Transition Town Initiative, a local grassroots group promoting local sustainability.
Water Aerobics begins
NORTH CREEK — Water Aerobics will begin this Summer at 11 a.m., Tuesday through Friday beginning June 26 at the Copperfield Inn Pool. Susan Murante, a certified water aerobics instructor from Water Art International Inc. will teach water aerobics to men and women of all ages in North Creek and surrounding areas. For information and reservations call Susan at 2512225.
Northern Lights presentation set
WARRESNBURG —The Richards Library will be sponsoring Aurura Borealis, the Northern Lights, by Peter Zaffo Thursday, June 26 at 6 p.m. He has studied this occurrence for many years and built his own demonstration equipment. This program is free and open to the public.
Cemetery meeting set
WARRENSBURG Ñ The Warrensburg Cemetery Association will hold their annual meeting at the Alexander Funeral Home, Inc., 3809 Main Street, Thursday, June 26, at 2 p.m. For information contact Kathryn A. McGinn at 6232065.
Veterans fundraiser bike ride set
GLENS FALLS — The second annual Global War on Terrorism Monument motorcycle ride will be held Saturday, June 28. The sign up starts at 10 a.m. at Crandall Park. Riders will leave the park at 11:30 a.m. for a 100 mile will ride over back country roads with three stops included. Three Iraq and Afghanistan veterans will lead the ride. Following the ride, there will be food, raffles and live entertainment at the VFW post 2475, 30 Cooper St. The fee is $20 per bike or $35 per couple. All bikes are welcome. For more information contact Belinda Ellis at belinkisses@ gmail.com or 260-1694 or gwotmonument.org.
Fire house opens to public
STONY CREEK Ñ Heroes Day will be held at the Stony Creek Fire House Saturday, June 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. Come see how local firefighters, EMS, police, and service men and women dress for work. There will be hand-outs and goodies for all. The event is free. Public is welcome to lay on a stretcher, sit in the fire truck, and get a picture taken in full fire gear. Call Jo-Ann Mosher at 696-3020 for more information.
June 21, 2014
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Athol-Thurman By Amber Herrmann
Who is doing what in the outdoors?
cross t h e n a tion, there are a wide variety of outdoor recreational options that remain available for a majority of the year as long as the weather remains fair, the beaches stay open and the rivers continue to flow. Traditional consumptive activities such as hunting and fishing are regulated by predetermined seasons which are typically based on the biological cycles of the fish and game. Traditional, nonconsumptive activities such as birding and wildlife watching are also dependent on the season, which are also based on mating cycles and migratory patterns. The variety of outdoor recreational options remain as diverse as the vast national landscape, and while seasonal disparities often effect the availability of such pursuits as skiing, hunting, fishing, and a host of water-based activities; there are usually enough options to keep outdoor enthusiasts busy whether in the field, forest or on the water. The most recent Outdoor Foundation Outdoor Participation Report, which was released in 2013 indicates that nearly half of the US population regularly took advantage of the outdoors during the previous year. Although the overall participation rates remained roughly the same as previous industry reports, the number of participants involved in outdoor recreation activities proved to be the largest percentage ever recorded in the history of the report with nearly 142 million people getting out to enjoy the outdoors annually. In the Adirondack region, where winter sports rule, there are an abundance of non-winter sports as well. Traditional consumptive pursuits such as hunting and fishing are complimented by non-consumptive activities birdwatching, paddlesports, mountain biking, trail running and more. The list of available activities is seemingly endless, and adventurers continue to develop new and exciting outdoor opportunities, at almost every turn. In 2012, American travelers took full advantage of the diversity and accessibility of our national infrastructure. In fact, nearly half, about 49.4 percent of all Americans reported they participated in some form of outdoor recreation last year. That equates to 141.9 million Americans. The study reveals that while participation among children and young adults remained steady, participation among adolescents dropped. Overall participation by this demographic group was dragged down by dramatically low participation among adolescent girls. This demographic group has steadily declined over the past ten years, which I expect has something to do with the burgeoning electronic entertainment that is omnipresent online and cellular. Outdoor participation rates declined among adolescent girls. With just over half of adolescent girls participating in outdoor recreation. The participation rate was the lowest recorded since the report began in 2006. Although the overall percentage of outdoor participants remains about the same as it was in 2011, the total number of participants grew by about 800,000, due to population growth. Although over 13 million Americans began participating in outdoor activities during 2012, another 12 million stopped, resulting in a net gain of only one million total outdoor participants. The number of total outdoor outings increased, reaching an all-time high, as Americans participated in over 12.4 billion outdoor excursions which signals a significant increase from the 11.5 billion excursions reported in the previous study. Possibly the fastest growing outdoor pursuit was Adventure Racing which experienced the highest rate of growth over the five year period. Adventure Racing may be responsible for a notable increase in the overall outdoor participation rate among adolescent boys ages 13 to 17 which has added three-percentage points in the past two years. The study reveals that for youth who do not participate in outdoor recreation as young adults, the lack of time is a bigger barrier than a lack of interest. The report also concluded that Introducing outdoor recreation and physical activities to youth early in life has a lasting effect, and the earlier the better. Among adults who are currently regular outdoor participants, 75 percent had physical education and 42 percent enjoyed outdoor activities in elementary school.
Bass, the original, all-organic, Adirondack entertainment. Photo provided
Among females ages 16 to 20, indoor fitness is still the preferred physical activity, and it remains their most popular form of activity throughout life. SUP is by far the fastest growing outdoor activity in the country, and it continues to enjoy vast participation nationwide. SUP, which is short for or stand up paddleboardingalso enjoyed the highest percentage rate of first time participants with over 56 percent of participants trying it for the first time. Overall percentages for Most popular top five outdoor pursuits based on participation rate for Americans ages 6+ include: 1. Running, Jogging and Trail Running 19 percent of Americans, 53.2 million participants 2. Freshwater, Saltwater and Fly Fishing with 16 percent of Americans, 46.0 million participants 3. Road Biking, Mountain Biking and BMX with 15 percent of Americans, 42.3 million participants 4. Car, Backyard and RV Camping with 13 percent of Americans, 38.0 million participants 5. Hiking with 12 percent of Americans, 34.5 million participants Most importantly for the Adirondack regional economy is a recent report which details annual expenditures according to their dedicated outdoor pursuits. According to the report, the list of activities accounts for annual spending directly related to the activities. 1. Camping: $143 Billion 2. Water Sports: $86 Billion 3. Bicycling: $81 Billion 4. Trail Sports: $81 Billion 5. Off-Roading: $66 Billion 6. Snow Sports: $53 Billion 7. Motorcycling: $43 Billion 8. Fishing: $35 Billion 9. Wildlife Viewing: $33 Billion 10. Hunting: $23 Billion What does the report indicate for the Adirondack region in terms of future economic development opportunities? It appears to illustrate that the region is on track to attract a new breed of outdoor travelers if the recent demographics are considered. It should be obvious to most that local trailheads are now busier than ever, as are the region’s lakes and rivers. With upcoming national races and rallies ranging from the Ironman USA event in Lake Placid to the annual Americade Motorcycle Rally in Lake George, the Adirondack region is a well established destination with a long history for accommodating traditional outdoor pursuits and current day adventures. The region is ideally suited to accommodate nine out of the top ten most financially significant outdoor pursuits, with only limited resources dedicated to motorized ‘off -roading’, due to restrictions inherent in the ‘Forever Wild’ amendment which prohibits motorized use 0n most Forest Preserve lands. The region’s renowned winter sports resources are considered to be world class, as evidenced by regular World Cups events, and the burgeoning interest in backcountry skiing. The region has a solid reputation among enthusiasts of the top four pursuits on the list due to a century old tradition for accommodating campers and water sports enthusiasts, especially paddlers. Currently, the North Country is particularly well situated to take advantage of a growing interest in mountain biking. Trail networks for mountain bikers have been expanded in many communities and the trend is likely to enhanced if the Rails to Trails effort is ever peacefully resolved. It was an abundance of fish, fur, feathers and forests that historically stoked the region’s economy by drawing anglers and artists, birders and photographers, hunters and anglers, climbers and campers to the Adirondack region; and the Adirondack region remains one of the very few destinations capable of accommodating all 0f the top ten most popular outdoor activities in a single location. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at email@example.com.
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A new and notable event to Thurman this year is The North End Local, a train ride which will be offered on weekends July 4 through Sept. 1 at the Thurman Station. Trains will depart for North Creek twice a day. For more information regarding scheduled arrivals and departures and ticket pricing, please visit www.SNCRR.com. For the months of July and August, there will be numerous talks, displays, and demonstrations held at the Thurman Station on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lucyann’s Paper Beads will be showing stained glass stepping stones and jewelry for purchase July 7 as the first presentation of the season. Coming soon are weekly Monday night concerts held in Veteran’s Memorial Field. The first performance will be conducted by Debbie and Will Pixley and their band, ‘Vintage Country’ July 7 at the regular concert time of 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come and enjoy favorite musical selections from the 50’s and 60’s, square dances, and old time country favorites. Please remember to bring a blanket, chair, money, and bug spray. Refreshments will be made available by local non-profit organizations. If you have any questions regarding this event, please call 623-9649. John Thurman Historical Society will be hosting their summer series at the Town Hall once a month at 7 p.m. unless otherwise mentioned. These events will be free to the public and will be an informative opportunity for local residents to listen and learn from a wide variety of speakers. The next meeting will be “A Visit to Warrensburg Museum” July 7.
Thurman Quilting Group holds their weekly meetings at the Thurman Town Hall every Monday evening. This week’s session will occur June 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments of tea or coffee will be made available. For more information, please contact Myra at 623-2633. The senior bus service to Glens Falls makes their trip twice a month on the second and fourth Friday. The next scheduled trip will occur June 27. The service will pick you up at your home. To arrange pickup, please contact Laura with directions to your home to ensure that have a ride. You can reach her at 623-9281. Gleaning food distribution is a non-profit food service offered to those in need at the Town Hall the first Monday of each month. Food will be available for pick-up at 1 p.m. Please bring your own reusable cloth bags. If you are unable to attend on Monday, food is available again the next day, Tuesday, from 9 to 11 a.m. Thurman Baptist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11. Children in grades preschool through sixth are invited to attend from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, please call 623-2226. Thurman Town Board meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the Thurman Town Hall. The next meeting will occur July 8. If you are interested in learning more about what is happening in our town, this is a great opportunity for you to become better acquainted with such. The Sugar Loaf Seniors group holds their monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of the month. Next month’s meeting will occur Wednesday, July 15 at 5:30 p.m. A yearly membership is available for only $10. Please call Norma at 623-9425 for more information.
Special recognition for Thurmanites
This week, Happy Anniversary wishes go to Bob and Millie Dibble on June 23, Vern and Joan Harris on June 24, followed by Nathan and Amber Herrmann on June 26. Happy Birthday wishes extend to many people this week including Savanna Mosher and Dale Needham on June 20, Ronald Mosher and Donald J. Carpenter on June 21, Tim Baker on June 22, followed by Dexter Baker and Dakota Schloss on June 23. Also celebrating birthdays this week are June Germain and Brianne Templeton McNulty on June 24, Bob Herrmann and Izech Carpenter on June 25, and Donald Carpenter, Sr., Grace Flynn, and David Millington on June 26.
As a native Floridian, I am one who anticipates the arrival of summer heat after what
seem to be long winter months. With much pleasure, the lady with the Florida blood can finally announce that summer will be arriving shortly! Although sunshine and warmth have already engulfed the sky, June 20 marks the official beginning of the season. Many tourists are heading this way to partake in numerous Adirondack activities that will include kayaking, canoeing, hiking mountains and trails, swimming, fresh-water fishing, and much more. Local residents have even begun to enjoy these activities as well. One activity some participate in is geocaching. If you are looking for a free, family friendly activity, this is one I would highly recommend. Not only does this activity allow one the opportunity to explore the great outdoors, it also permits for an educational experience. To begin, all you need is a GPS; handheld works best, pen, and some small trading items that should not include anything edible or liquid. Waterproof items work well such as bouncy balls, bookmarks, small toys, etc. Now to the interesting part…To find a geocache, you will need to make a basic, free account on www.geocaching.com making a username for yourself. Remember this as you will need this each time you cache. Second, you will need to type in an addressÑ For example; type in ‘Thurman, NY 12885’or ‘Thurman, NY 12810’ and many geocaches in the area will be made available for preview. You will see on the page how far away from the location you typed in, the geocache is. However, the location is ‘as the crow flies’ which means it may feel more like half of a mile than a tenth due to rugged ground or hills and curves. No worries though, the find of a cache is well worth the smile. Next, click the title of the geocache. This will bring you to a webpage that will give you a description of what the cache looks like, the size of the container, and the coordinates to find such. You will now need to plug in those coordinated to your GPS and get out and search for it! There are many other tips and guidelines to offer for this activity, but it is suggested that to learn more, you visit the website mentioned previously for more information. There one may find videos and helpful tips that explain the idea and creativity of geocaching. Some call it treasure-hunting, some say it is Ô looking for Tupperware in the woods’, but I say it is just plain ol’ fun! However, whatever activity you decide to participate in this summer-- enjoy yourself, take full advantage of this beautiful warm weather, stay hydrated, and use sunscreen and bug spray as much as possible to ensure a more enjoyable experience.
A personal note
After attending the annual Woods Walk with family, I left very enlightened. Gary and Bill, the narrators of the event were very informative and taught a lot about medicinal qualities of each tree and plant we encountered. It was nice to see many locals there and visit with them. I especially appreciated Sally Fiehel selling her ‘suds’ to benefit Skyler Castro; which by the way, smell delightful! If you missed out on this activity this year, do not miss out next year! I feel more prepared for the sicknesses lying ahead. Who knew one could use so many different varieties of nature to soothe an ailment? One remark Gary made concerning a broken bottle and old canister left in the woods was “There’s a story behind this. I left these items here as a reminder. Someone was here before us and someone will be here after us.” That stuck with me and made me think to remember not only how I treat nature but those around me as we are all leaving a legacy of some form. If you would like more information on upcoming events, please pick up a brochure at the Thurman Town Hall. This brochure offers information of all events to be held in Thurman for this year. If you are technologically able, there is also a group on Facebook named ‘Thurman Happenings’, where local residents post public and private events as well as information regarding local citizens to keep each other updated. My email is Mrs.Herrmann626@ gmail.com, my phone number is 623-4552, and you can contact me through Facebook as well. If you have any ‘Thurman Happenings’ you would like to see mentioned, as well as a birthday or anniversary, please do not hesitate to contact me through these means. Have a pleasant weekend and enjoy the sunshine!
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Moveable Basketball Hoop, clear back board, adjustable hight, like new. Paid $300 Sell for $99 518240-6061 ONE PIECE FIBERGLASS POOLS, made in New York State. Installation available (usually one day). www.glimmerglassspas.com 1877-993-7727. Buy Factory Directand save. Left over specials. ½ PRICE INSULATION, Blue Dow or High R. Several Thickness Available. Call 518-5973876. Sun Tec Skylte, new, 2'x4' to fit 24” rafter space. New cost $408+ tax, sell $250 OBO. 518-668-3367 Tagina Ceramic Tiles (Made in Italy), 12 boxed sets totalling 118 sq. ft. (each tile 13”x13”). Orig price $8 per tile, asking $3 per tile. 518-251-5110. FURNITURE 2 Dressers w/corner unit, 2 Book Cases 7'H x 36”W, 1 Book Case 37”H x 40”W. 518-494-2785 GENERAL AIRLINE JOBS Start Here - Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Financial aid for qualified students. Housing and Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 844-2103935 AIRLINE JOBS Start Here - Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Financial aid for qualified students. Housing and Job placement assistance. Call AIM 844-210-3935 AVIATION MAINTENANCE TRAINING Financial Aid if qualified. Job Placement Assistance. Call National Aviation Academy Today! FAA Approved. CLASSES STARTING SOON! 1-800-292-3228 or NAA.edu CANADA DRUG CENTER. Safe and affordable medications. Save up to 90% on your medication needs. Call 1-800-734-5139 ($25.00 off your first prescription and free shipping.)
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Lovely Single Family Home, 3 bdrm, 1 ½ bath. To trade, swap, sell for equal value home in area, $129,000. Located in beautiful Edgewater, FL. 518-696-2829 Moriah – lakeview home, very private, 7.3 acres, 4 bdrms, fireplace, beautiful views, covered patio, avail 7/1, security & references requied. 518-597-3270. Port Henry – 2 bdrm, 2 bath, no smoking, $825/mo, 1st and last months security & references required. 518-572-8800. MOBILE HOME RENTALS
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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES NEW YORK LAND, RIVERS & CAMP BARGAINS 8.4 Acres w/ New Cabin & Access to Fish Creek River: $29,995 34 Acres Cherry Forest & Access to Little Salmon River: $49,995 27 Acres, Mohawk River Frontage: $49,900 We Finance Land! Call Christmas & Associates: 800-229-7843. Or Visit: landandcamps.com Owner/Broker Schroon Lake – leased land w/camp in excellent cond, 50' lakefront, 48' wooden dock, asking $50K. Call for details 518-4957683 Schroon Lake Waterfront Camp on leased land. Screened porch, 32' aluminum dock + more, $37K. 518-569-6907 STONEY CREEK 50 Acres secluded easy access 1800 ft. black top frontage, mountain views, Stoney Creek, NY $89,900, no interest financing. 518-696-2829 FARMFARM666@yahoo.com STONEY CREEK 50 Acres secluded easy access 1800 ft. black top frontage, mountain views, Stoney Creek, NY $89,900, no interest financing. 518-696-2829 FARMFARM666@yahoo.com Town of Lake George ½ acre building lot. Access to Village water. Ideal for build-out basement. $47,000. Will hold mortgage for qualified buyer, 20% down. 518668-0179 or 518-321-3347 TROUT STREAM BARGAIN 5.4 acres, $49,900. Was $199,900. Bank ordered sale. Beautiful Bethel NY. Near Woodstock site. 85 miles from Manhattan. Assorted hardwoods, approved building site, underground utilities, across from lake, walk to Performing Arts Center, financing. Call 877-836-1820. TROUT STREAM BARGAIN. 5.4 acres, $49,900. Was $199,900. Bank ordered sale. Beautiful Bethel NY. Near Woodstock site. 85 miles from Manhattan. Assorted hardwoods, approved building site, undergroundutilities, across from lake, walk to Performing Arts Center, financing. Call 877-836-1820. MOBILE HOME
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1-518-873-6368 Ext. 201 LEGALS PUBLIC AUCTION In accordance with the provisions of State Law. There being due and unpaid charges for which Pucker Ridge Farm LLC is entitled to satisfy a Bailee's Lien in connection with the horses in Lienor's possession, namely: Trust 'N Intuition (Thoroughbred mare) and Trust 'N Intuition 2013 (Thoroughbred filly by Curlin). And due notice having been given to the owner of said horses, Neil Swingruber, and time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the horses will be sold at Public Auction at 83 Pucker Street, Warrensburg, NY to the highest bidder on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:00am. Horses will be available for inspection prior to the auction from 9:00am until the time of the sale on July 11. Term: All sales final and for cash. No warranties as to the health or fitness of said horses implied. Jockey Club papers are not provided. Horses must be removed from the property within 24 hours of the sale or arrangements must be made with Pucker Ridge Farm LLC in advance to continue to board the horses in question AJ-6/21-6/28/2014-2TC51027
PUBLIC AUCTION In accordance with the provisions of State Law. There being due and unpaid charges for which Pucker Ridge Farm LLC is entitled to satisfy a Bailee's Lien in connection with the horses in Lienor's possession, namely: Trust 'N Intuition (Thoroughbred mare) and Trust 'N Intuition 2013 (Thoroughbred filly by Curlin). And due notice having been given to the owner of said horses, Neil Swingruber, and time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the horses will be sold at Public Auction at 83 Pucker Street, Warrensburg, NY to the highest bidder on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:00am. Horses will be available for inspection prior to the auction from 9:00am until the time of the sale on July 11. Term: All sales final and for cash. No warranties as to the health or fitness of said horses implied. Jockey Club papers are not provided. Horses must be removed from the property within 24 hours of the sale or arrangements must be made with Pucker Ridge Farm LLC in advance to continue to board the horses in question AJ-6/21-6/28/2014-2TC51027
HOME IMPROVEMENTS REPLACEMENT WINDOWS $189 INSTALLED. White double hung, tilt-in. $50.00 rebate on all Energy Star Windows. Lifetime Warranty. Credit cards accepted. Call Rich @ 1-866-272-7533 REAL ESTATE 1 ACRE OF LAND at ATWOOD Rd., West Chazy, NY, close to schools, nice location. Please call 518-493-2478 for more information. ADIRONDACK “BY OWNER” AdkByOwner.com 1000+ photo listings of local real estate for sale, vacation rentals & timeshares. Owners: List with us for only $299 per year. Visit online or call 518-891-9919 Lovely Family Home, 3 PUBLICSingle AUCTION In acbdrm, 1 ½ with bath.the To provitrade, swap, cordance sell for equal sions of value State home Law.in area, $129,000. Located There being due andinun-beautiful Edgewater, FL. 518-696-2829 paid charges for which Pucker Ridge Farm LLC is entitled to satisfy a Bailee's Lien in connection with the horses in Lienor's possession, namely: Trust 'N Intuition (Thoroughbred mare) and Trust 'N Intuition 2013 (Thoroughbred filly by Curlin). And due notice having been given to the owner of said horses, Neil Swingruber, and time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the horses will be sold at Public Auction at 83 Pucker Street, Warrensburg, NY to the highest bidder on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:00am. Horses will be available for inspection prior to the auction from 9:00am until the time of the sale on July 11. Term: All sales final and for cash. No warranties as to the health or fitness of said horses implied. Jockey Club papers are not provided. Horses must be removed from the property within 24 hours of the sale or arrangements must be made with Pucker Ridge Farm LLC in advance to continue to board the horses in question AJ-6/21-6/28/2014-2TC51027
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June 21, 2014
Published on Jun 23, 2014