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RAY BROOK — After three legislative bills dealing with the Adirondack Park Agency failed to garner state Assembly sponsorship earlier this year, Agency Chairman Curt Stiles is now seeking input from local governments and environmentalists on re-drafting the APA Act. And with the potential rewriting of the agency’s legal foundation, representatives from various groups are outlining what they would like to see changed in the APA. If adopted by state legislators, amendments to the APA Act could drastically alter the mode and operation of the agency and its authority over private lands in the Park. These stakeholders apparently have long lists of aspects they would like to see changed. Adirondack Council spokesman John Sheehan said Monday that his environmental group would like to see more teeth put into APA enforcement. Unlike most land-use authorities, APA enforcement personnel typically cannot issue tickets for obvious violations. Instead, costly and lengthy hearings result when enforcers report infractions. The Council would like to have APA enforcers empowered to issue tickets or stop work orders on-site similar to other municipal zoning officers. Of primary interest to the Council is a provision in the affordable housing bill that would institute an agency subdivision permit fee. Most zoning regulating agencies charge fees for the permit process. The APA currently doesn’t charge a review fee and the permitting costs are now shouldered by state taxpayers. The housing bill is one of the three APA-related bills now stalled in the state Legislature. But if the bill did pass, such a fee would be instituted for largescale subdivisions. “Especially for big projects, which take years in review, some kind of modest fee seems reasonable,” Sheehan said. “Otherwise the people of the State of New York are subsidizing the cost.” In early October, Stiles issued a request for input from local governments regarding changes to the APA Act. In response, the Adirondack Local Government Review Board and the Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages drafted a 16-page response, detailing numerous historical gripes that have long split local officials and the APA. In November, Stiles drafted a letter to every town supervisor in the park, asking for input. “When we talk about regulatory reform, we are talking about the act itself, the regulations which interpret the act and the State Land Master Plan,” Stiles said. “I would look at attacking them in that order.”
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CHESTERTOWN — Clutching an awards citation, North Warren 7th grader Alyssa Jensen sipped a cup of punch during a reception at her school’s annual Patriot’s Pen/Voice of Democracy awards ceremony. Minutes earlier, she had won a top award and $250 for her essay on how veterans and servicemen deserve recognition. “This competition has been a good way to show veterans how much we care,” she said. “They don’t get as much appreciation these days as they deserve.” But Thursday, they did receive plenty of recognition, as a dozen or so members of V.F.W. No. 5513 shared the auditorium stage of North Warren Central School with a group of students who were awarded for their patriotic essays. Alyssa, top winner in the Patriot’s Pen contest for sixth through eighth graders, read her essay to the audience. Students and other citizens can honor veterans, she said, by flying the American flag, participating in parades, visiting memorials, even reciting the Pledge of Allegiance proudly, she said. Also, honoring veterans can be expressed by visiting them and taking care of them when needed, she said. But honoring veterans can be accomplished in other, less apparent ways, Alyssa said. Students working hard in school to get a good education, in order to make wise voting decisions and serving our communities is also a way of honoring veterans, she said. “The veterans must know that their devotion and sacrifice will be forever remembered in the hearts of their grateful countrymen,” she said. The 2009 Patriot’s Pen contest was a joint academic assignment in the 7th and 8th grade Social Studies classroom of Jean Kubaryk and the English classes of Candy Fischer, plus the sixth grade class of Mary Matrose. In addition to Alyssa, awarded for their Patriot’s Pen essays were: Grant Cooper, Second Place; Daniel Hill, Third Place, Sofia Robbins and Jacob Dunkley, tie for fourth, and Meghan Eagan and Khadeeja Stewart, tie for sixth. A Teachers’ Choice Award went to Dan Wilson. The Voice of Democracy competition, sponsored by the National Broadcasters Association in conjunction with the V.F.W., calls for senior high school students to prepare and record a spoken essay on patriotism — this year ’s assignment focused on heroism. In this division, Melissa Frederick won First Place, followed by Sarah Fuller, 2nd; Ashley Maresca, third; and Edward Jay, fourth. Frederick’s essay extended the concept of heroism beyond veterans and service men and women, exploring the selfless dedication of those in human-service agencies — particularly volunteers — working to alleviate poverty, hunger, abuse and oppression. “It doesn’t matter how we harness our inner hero, as long as we all take our inherent goodness and use it for the betterment of the world around us,” she concluded in her narration. Paul Mazur, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Adirondack Community College was the ceremony’s guest speaker. Once a Political Science and Russian Language professor, he advised the students that writing a compelling essay not only required a persuasive argument, but comprehensive research.
Granted Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy awards Monday night in a ceremony sponsored by Chestertown’s V.F.W. Post No. 5513 were North Warren high school students (front row, left to right): Meghan Eagan, Dan Wilson, Sarah Fuller, Khadeeja Stewart, Alyssa Jensen, (row 2): Daniel Hill, Jake Dunkley, Grant Cooper, Sofia Robbins, Ashley Maresca. Photo by Thom Randall
North Warren student Alyssa Jensen is presented a plaque Monday for her patriotic essay by North Warren Principal Theresa Andrew, as Chestertown V.F.W. Awards Chairman Ron Lauzon observes. Photo by Thom Randall
V.F.W. Chaplain Ron Roberts, in his ceremonial invocation, recognized soldiers on duty overseas and urged all to remember former North Warren student Jeremiah Monroe, who was killed in action this summer in Afghanistan. The veterans onstage were presented with a special gift of a letter of sentiment and a depiction of a patriotic star, both crafted by student Joseph Allen. The letter called for all to remember the veterans, particularly at Christmas time. Kubaryk said she was enjoyed the competition, because of the students had the opportunity to meet and get to know the veterans. “The students, by investing their time and energy, are giving a gift to the veterans,” she said. “Also, I appreciate the strong community support.”
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North Warren students named for Fall 2009 academic awards CHESTERTOWN — The following North Warren High School students have achieved awards for their academic performance during the first quarter of the 2008-2009 school year: Achieving the Honor Roll are 12th graders: Christopher Aitken, Jeffrey Bennett, Julia Bolton, Curtis Breuer, Arthur Brown, Thomas Carvajal, Chelsey Crossman, Sarah Erickson, Laura Fahey, Cody Griffen, Kelsey Hamblin, Skyler Johnson, Rachael Kenney, Renee Madden, Katelyn Morehouse, Craig Smith, Sarah Turcotte, and Nathan Webster. Honor Roll awardees in 11th grade are: Abigail Bruce, Brianna Daley, Gregory Dower, Dillon Engelmann, Garth Griffen, Edward Will Jay, Alana Kilcullen, Pimarnchon Muknumporn, Tia M. Needham, Katie Staats, Alec Underwood and Adrian Wood. Honor Roll sophomores are: Diana Ahrens-Franklin, Cassandra Ellsworth, Sarah Fuller, Virginia Graves, Ashley Holland, Tyler Jensen, Caitlyn Kenney, Gabrielle Kenney, Cassandra Maday, Ashley Maresca, Amanda Millington, Jenna Monroe, Jennifer Paris, Erika Parker, Selena Primeau, Lindsey Schlaeg, Haleigh Simmons, Thomas Urtz, Kiersten Williamson, Dalton Wilson and Melanie Yosco. Freshmen so awarded include: Abigail Bradley, Katrina Dubay, Megan Erickson, Amber Frasier, Kele Johnson, Ashley Law, Ryan Olson, Victoria Paull, Tucker Stiles, Kiana Studler, Christiaan VanNispen and Dakota Wood. Eighth graders achieving Honor Roll are: Victoria Bravo, Meghan Eagan, Ian Griffen, Daniel Hill, Summer LaPrairie, Sierra Liebelt, Carol Anne Pereau, Alessandra Pratt, Danielle Primeau, Gwyneth Quagliana, Sofia Robbins, Hannah Tomaszewski, Iain Underwood and Janae Williamson. Seventh graders awarded Honor Roll are: Jacob Allen, Milford Baker, Zoie Beadnell, Kerrianne Belline, Amanda Braynack, Sarah Converse, Grant Cooper, Julianna Dewar, Jacob Dunkley, Nicholas Durkish, Jesse Engelmann, Taylor Feldeisen, Alyssa Jensen, Christian Lewis, Colby May, Shelby Millington, Rose Monroe, Gabriell Needham, Alexandrea Nuwer, Taylor Olson, Melissa Paris, Emily Praskach, Nicholas Sapienza, Daniel Tennyson, Eilean Underwood, Kaitlin Urtz, Gabrielle Vaisey, Taryn Williamson and Daniel Wilson. Sixth graders achieving Honor Roll are: Jack Bartlett, Christopher DeFranco, Hannah Erickson, Cate Hill, Justin Needham, Ryanna Smith, Khadeeja Stewart, Michael Williamson and Morgan Yarosh. On North Warren’s Merit Roll are Seniors: Katherine Andonucci, Briana Gregson, Shannon Kelly, Nicholas Mikeska, Jessie Pemberton, Andrew Pisano, Jenna Remington, Dana Smith.
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character as well, school Guidance Counselor Michael Therio said. “Jeff has very specific goals, aspirations and the drive and ability to achieve them,” Therio said, noting his achievements in academics, music, athletics and community service. Jeff has been an integral component of the Cross Country, Basketball and Baseball teams for four
years, Therio said. An accomplished saxophone player, he’s been involved in North Warren Jazz Band, Senior Band and Marching Band throughout senior high school. Jeff has earned high marks performing in regional saxophone competition, and has played in the All-County Jazz Band during his Sophomore and Junior Years. Also, Jeff displayed other aspects of his musical talent when he played a lead role in last year ’s school musical “Anything Goes.” Jeff has also taken a college level course related to Organization of American States. His academic achievements earned him status as lead regional delegate to the group’s national convention in Washington DC this fall. As a Junior, Jeff also participated in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards training program. A leader among his peers, Jeff has also served as Class President and Treasurer for each year during his high school experience. He has
served as Student Council Treasurer, and as a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions. Jeff has also served as a vital team member of the Envirothon, Quiz Bowl and Rube Goldberg competitions. Jeff ’s hobbies include astronomy which has been not only his passion, but it serves as a focus of his future plans along with Science. He’s a founder of the Adirondack Skywatchers, an astronomy club in which he is active. An avid hiker, Jeff has climbed seven of the Adirondack high peaks in the past three years. Despite a busy schedule, Jeff has still found time to assist other students with Science tutoring and working part time as a greenskeeper on a local golf course. “With his leadership, his many talents, and dedication to goals, Jeff is an exceptional representative for the North Warren,” Therio said.
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Christmas in Warrensburg graced with snow, robust crowd, festive atmosphere firstname.lastname@example.org WARRENSBURG — This year ’s Christmas in Warrensburgh event not only offered a wide range of traditional activities for children and families, but it was blessed with a little extra magic besides, event organizer Teresa Whalen said as it concluded. “With a snowfall beginning early Saturday afternoon, it gave the event that traditional holiday ambiance of a White Christmas,” she said mentioning the activity at the tree lighting ceremony at Bennett Memorial Bandstand. “Kids were very excited, running around in the snow having fun throwing snowballs while people were singing carols.” Dozens of children enjoyed making gingerbread houses, ornaments and crafts including winter toys at the town hall, converted for a day into “Toyland.”. Some children focused on fashioning Origami cre-
Santa offered holiday greetings and advice to children visiting Warrensburg Town Hall on Saturday during the Christmas in Warrensburg celebration. Photo by John Franchini
ations, including wildlife and miniature boats, while others weaved birch bark into fish, or created watercolor paintings or decorated bookmarks — all was under the tutelage of North Country artisans. Dressed as an elf, Skye Gregson, daughter of Barry Gregson of Schroon Lake’s Adirondack Rustic Gallery,
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•100 Years Ago – December, 1909• Motorcar exhaust: a remedy? About five inches of snow fell Nov. 25, 1909. The next day it rained all day than it turned off cold and froze a very hard crust. Sleighs and wagons are both in use at present. December started in with genuine winter weather and on the first day of the month it was one degree below zero. Days are shortening at the rate of two minutes every day. (Compare this with our contemporary 50 degree December days!)
Wild time in the old town Charles Baker, proprietor of the Chestertown-Warrensburgh stage line, was on a trip Nov. 27, 1909 when a trace unhooked on the downgrade near Charley Taber ’s place, just outside of Warrensburgh. One frightened horse of the team of grays made a lunge slipping the neck yoke from the sleigh tongue. The team started into a run down Main Street, having broken loose from the sleighs. Baker was dragged from the front seat over the dashboard and he landed heavily on his head in the hard crust of the snow. His chin and the left side of his face was badly scratched and bruised. The team continued on a wild pace at a breakneck clip until they ran into a tree near Second S. One of the horses was knocked off his feet but was not badly injured. Baker was stunned by his fall, but soon recovered his equipoise and walked back to the village to attend to the repair work. There were no passengers in the stage at the time of the accident and it is lucky that in their wild flight, the team did not collide with any other rigs on the street.
Inflation good for farmers Compared with 15 years ago, the man behind the plow can be happy considering the goodly increase in the cost of foodstuffs, a good share of which lands in his pocket. In 1895 the farmer sold his potatoes for 45 cents a bushel which is about the same as it is now but that year potatoes were scarce and in 1909 there is a bumper crop. Straw was worth $6 a ton and this year it is worth twice that amount. Wool was worth 8 to 15 cents a pound and now it is worth 25 to 30 cents per pound depending upon the quality. Hides were two and a half to three and a half cents a pound and now they are worth seven cents. There has been a great increase in the cost of meat carcasses. Farmers now pay more for the grain they feed their cows but milk and butter have greatly increased in price to the joy of the farmer but to the distress of the homemaker.
Warrensburg Town Court report Dec. 2 — Justice Mindy Fisk presiding • In a plea bargain, Timothy Randall, 61, of Warrensburg received a plea bargain on his Misdemeanor charges of Public Lewdness and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He pled Guilt to one violation of second-degree Harassment and Judge Fisk imposed a $100 fine with a $125 surcharge, and he issued a six-month order of protection barring Timothy Randall from having contact with a 13-year-old girl. He was charged Sept 18 after witnesses alleged that at a King St. home he pulled down his pants and started to masturbate in front of the girl.
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Town alerted to possible epidemic Dr. C.B. Cunningham was called to Mountain Ave. to attend 8-year-old Katie Langworthy, daughter of William Langworthy. The doctor suspected that diphtheria was present and made a culture of the secretions and sent them to the board of health at Albany for a bacteriological examination and the test came back positive. The Langworthy home was promptly isolated and quarantined.
Chestertown news in brief I.L. Prouty drove his cattle from Chestertown to Glens Falls recently in a record nine hours. Charles F. May, who is in the Albany Hospital, is not doing so well. William Edgerton is working at the Tennyson & Co. store for the holidays. William Youngs has gone to the north woods to spend the winter. Fred Tripp lost a big bay horse. Charles Mosher sold his sorrel mare “Kitty” to John F. Coulter. Charles Glassbrook is getting on with building his new stable and it should be finished this year. George Hemingway lost a fine gray mare with distemper. He refused $250 for her a short time ago.
Judge lenient in sentencing men Emery Bruno of Johnsburgh, who pled Guilty to Grand Larceny, was at first sentenced to Dannemora State Prison, but the judge was lenient and later suspended his sentence. Danny Jackson, of Warrensburgh, pled Guilty in Warren County court to a charge of horse stealing. A plea for clemency was made by his attorney, J. Edward Singleton, who asked Judge Lyman Jenkins for mercy on the grounds that the prisoner is the only support of his aged mother. Jackson received an indeterminate sentence in the reformatory at Elmira.
Local residents have serious mishaps Mrs. Almon (Emma Smith) Young, 91, who resides with her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Woodward on Hudson St., Warrensburgh, broke her hip in October. She died Dec. 5, 1909. Myra Aubrey, who keeps house for Fred Fuller at Wevertown, came to Warrensburgh to see her mother, Mrs. Dodge, who is suffering from gangrene resulting from an injury to her leg two weeks ago while getting out of a wagon. While hunting one day recently, Carlos Patnode of Schroon Lake fell from a ledge and broke his leg in three places between the knee and ankle. He made his way to his boat and rowed to Schroon Lake village and after all this suffering he bore the pain of setting the bones without taking an anesthetic. In other news, Jay Pasco of Johnsburgh Corners, met with a serious accident. He was standing on a sleigh on which there was a double-bit axe sticking in the rack. By some jolt • David Babineau, 48, of Queensbury faces Misdemeanor charges of second-degree Aggravated Harassment and fourthdegree Stalking, based on an arrest Nov. 28. Babineau is accused of making unwanted phone calls and stalking a Warrensburg resident. The case was adjourned To Dec. 16 so Babineau could obtain the services of an attorney. • Christopher Brauser, 20, of Warrensburg pled Guilty to underage Possession of Alcohol. Brauser was stopped Nov. 13 on Main St. with several cans of Bud Lite in his possession. Judge Fisk imposed a fine of $100 and sentenced Brauser to 24 hours of community service. • Donald Davis III, 28, of Whitehall was arraigned on a Misdemeanor charge of issuing a bad check for $15 to Jacobs & Toney Meat Store. His case was adjourned to Dec. 16 so he could obtain the services of an attorney. • Kelby Hahn, 19, of Warrensburg was arraigned on a a Misdemeanor of seventh-degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and the violation of underage Possession of Alcohol. Police said they apprehended Hahn on River St. with one hydrocodone pill, two cans of Miller beer and a bottle of Evan Williams Whiskey. His case was adjourned to Dec. 16 so Hahn can obtain the services of an attorney. • Patrick Kaetzel, 21 of Hudson Falls pled Guilty to the Misdemeanor of third-degree Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. In the plea bargain, a charge of speeding 80 miles per hour Oct. 19 on the Northway in a 65 m.p.h. zone was dropped. Kaetzel was ordered to pay $285 in fines and surcharges. • Maigan Richardson, 21, of Gansevoort is facing a Misdemeanor charge of third-degree Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and an infraction of no license plate light based on an arrest Oct. 10. Her case was adjourned to Dec. 16. • Vincent Rathbun, 40, of Lake George appeared on Misdemeanor charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated DWI and an infraction of Unsafe Lane Change. His case was adjourned to Jan. 27 so he could obtain services of an attorney. • Christopher Bentley, 22 of Glens Falls pled Guilty to thirddegree Aggravated unlicensed Operation based on a January 2008 incident. Bentley was ordered to pay a total of $335 representing a fine and surcharge. • Daniel Blanchard, 47, of Warrensburg received a plea bargain on a variety of charges related to an Oct. 25 incident in which he was stopped in a vehicle and marijuana was found. The Misdemeanors of third-degree Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and Suspended Registration and a violation of Uninsured Motor Vehicle were all dropped in exchange for a Guilty plea to a violation of Facilitating Unlicensed Operation. Blanchard received an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal on a violation charge of Possession of marijuana.. Blanchard is to pay $285 in fines and surcharges. • Gilbert Wood, 19, of Athol pled Guilty to a Violation charge of underage Possession of Alcohol based on a Nov. 13 incident. Wood is to pay a $100 fine and perform 24 hours of community service.
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of the horses he lost his balance and fell on the axe, striking one of his legs on the bit, making a bad cut. He was taken to Warrensburgh where he was treated by Dr. Griffin.
Change to town boundary rejected By a unanimous vote, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors refused to sanction the creation of the new Town of Blue Mountain Lake, which some desire to set up, embracing the northern part of the Town of Indian Lake. The movement is said to have been opposed by nearly all the heavy taxpayers of the territory affected.
Deaths in the news Olive Braisted, 89, of Silver Bay, Lake George, died Nov. 28, 1909 in Hague. George Allen, 73, a veteran of the Civil War whose home was formerly in Greenwich, Washington County, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1909 of pneumonia at the Trimble Hotel (on Main St. across from the Judd Bridge), Warrensburgh. A prayer was offered by Rev. Richard Abbott as he was buried in the soldier ’s plot at the Warrensburgh Cemetery. Charles W. Tabor, 76 years, died Nov. 29, 1909 of terminal pneumonia. He had lived in Warrensburgh for 57 years and when he died he was nearly blind. Burial was in the Warrensburgh Cemetery. George Brown, 50, of Stony Creek, section boss on the D&H railroad there, died Dec. 1, 1909 after a brief illness of heart trouble. He leaves behind a large family.
News roundabout Frank Pratt of West Bolton caught a pickerel in the river weighing 7 pounds. Frank Warner of Bakers Mills, who has been in camp at Siamese Ponds all summer, broke camp and came home due to the snow. C.J. Parker of South Johnsburgh is nursing a sore hand which is badly swollen. Robert and Samuel Pasco are getting several car loads of large maple logs at Johnsburgh which they will ship from The Glen. Howard Thomas and Miss Eugenia Ovitt, both of Johnsburgh, were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s father, Norman Ovitt. Herbert Wilcox of Johnsburgh and Miss Bertha Wilcox of North Creek (no relation), were married Nov. 21, 1909 at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Chestertown. Howard Bush of Newcomb and Miss Nancy Brooks of Wevertown were married Nov. 25, 1909 at Long Lake. Joel F. Bennett, a prosperous Warrensburgh farmer, raised a bushel and a half of potatoes in a hill from one choice seed potato, at his farm on Harrington Hill. Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-2210
Girl Scouts appreciate donations To the editor: North Warren Girls Scout Troop 3299 would like to thank all the people in our community who have supported us in collecting the Halloween candy to send over to our soldiers in Iraq & Afghanistan. We send a special thanks to Becky of Becky's Bloomers in Chestertown for being our central drop-off location and to Raluca Sandler for the donation of toothpaste. The girls collected a total of 58 pounds of candy and mailed out four packages so far. We would like to also thank everybody for the continuing donation of the cancelled stamps — they do make a difference. If anybody knows of any soldiers serving in Afghanistan or Iraq please email me their names & address at email@example.com so that our girls can send them packages as we collect stuff. Thanks again to everybody who supports not just our Girl Scout Troop but any of the scout troops in this area. Kristina McPhee Chestertown/Brant Lake
Holiday fest thrives on local support To the editor: On behalf of the membership of Warrensburgh Beautification Inc., we wish to thank all who came together to celebrate our 21st annual Christmas in Warrensburgh event. This seasonal tradition would not be possible without the grassroots support of our town, including all those who help promote the festivities, sponsor events and participate in the weekend. Join us the first weekend in December 2010 for music and merriment as this old fashioned holiday celebration continues. We wish you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! . Teresa Whalen, Founder, Organizer Christmas in Warrensburgh
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What’s happening at Bolton Central Honor students named at high school
Class of 2010 takes educational trip to Boston
BOLTON LANDING — The guidance staff of Bolton Central School has announced the Honor Roll for November. The honor lists are based upon averages weighted by course credit. On the Eagle List, representing a 92.5 average or greater are: High School Seniors Taylor Cronquist, Matthew Peterson, Domenick Pfau and Junior Sonja Hess; Sophomores Michael Andersen, Roselynn Denne and Kaitlin Dimick; Freshmen Emma LeMaire and William Smith; 8th Graders Olivia Clesceri, Jack Hughes, Kevin Wholey and Kimberly Wright; and 7th Graders Sarah Calzada, Seth Cline, Marya Collins, Blake Nelson, Taylor Robinson and Olivia Seamans. On Bolton’s Honor List, representing 89.5 and above, are Seniors Taylor Barrack, Grace Cady, Harold Caldwell, Michelle Carpenter, Eric Fisher, Laura Jensen, Jacqueline O’Donnell and Erin Rafferty; Juniors Charlotte Caldwell, Tyler Calzada, Ryan Dickson, Annelise Jensen, Caleb Kneeshaw and Elizabeth Parker; Sophomores Marie DeLorenzo, Todd Markham, Julianne O’Donnell and Marisa Parrotta; Freshman Eric Onjack; and 8th graders Samuel Cady, Glenn Goodwin and Molly Schoder. On the Merit List with 84.50 and above are Seniors Daniel Brown, Meredith Chamberlain, Samantha Kincaid, Taylor Reynolds, Conor Smith and Crystal White; Juniors Matthew Braman, Mark Dawson, and Alana Peterson; Sophomores Maxwell Beebe, Evan Collins, Sierra Detrick, Megan Flynn, Timothy Flynn, Mitchell Jordon, Courtney Kincaid, Evan Malone and Justin Persons; Freshmen Samantha Boyle, Kelton Donohue, Tristyn Grover, Mackenzie Hess, Valerie Jensen, Sydney LaPan, Patricia Viney and Madlyn Wilson; 8th grader Django Denne; and 7th grader Benjamin Blanchard, Joseph Connery, Carson Courchaine, Tyler Moseman and Micaela Perrelli.
Seniors at Bolton Central recently took a two-day trip to Boston, and activities included retracing a portion of the Freedom Trail, taking a tour of Paul Revere’s house, visiting the Boston Aquarium, and experiencing the Broadway show Fiddler on the Roof. The second day’s activities included a visit to the Boston Museum of Science, the Hayden Planetarium and taking a tour of the city’s historic areas in a Duck Tour amphibious vehicle.
December Activities for BCS students Bolton Central School’s Freshman Class participated in a number of activities at Bolton’s tree lighting ceremony Dec. 6 in Rogers Park. The students held a bake sale and dartthrowing contest, with prizes donated by area businesses. They will also sponsored a raffle to raise money for the Bolton Health Committee, a local organization that assists Bolton families and students. Community members who weren’t able to attend the ceremony, are invited to participate and support the greater Bolton Community through the charitable efforts of the Bolton High School Class of 2013. Those seeking to help out may forward contributions to the school office.
Car wash tickets on sale The Bolton Central School Class of 2010 is selling car wash tickets as a fundraiser for their Senior trip planned for June. The cost of each ticket, for use at Hoffman Car Wash locations, is $9. The fundraiser runs through Dec. 23. Tickets can be purchased from members of the Senior Class.
Students visit Silver Bay in mentor program This fall, students in eighth and ninth grade participated in two separate field trips in coordination with the BCS Mentor Program. The teacher student mentor program is an opportunity for an additional layer of student support to be provided at Bolton Central School. These trips were designed to encourage camaraderie, respect, and teamwork among each class and their assigned Mentors. October provided the eighth grade with a chance to visit Silver Bay. Students were involved in a day of events, which included rock climbing and kayaking. Involved in overseeing the activities were their teachers John Gaddy, Jennifer Trowbridge, Laurie Blanchard, Jessica Foy, Lori.Humiston, Nicole Williams and Steve Showers. In November, students in ninth grade enjoyed a night of games and relay races at The Fun Spot with the help of their mentors, Deborah Muscatello, Donna DiPietro, Michelle Borgh, Kandi Kelley and Kathy Field.
Primary BCS students hold Hop-A-Thon On Nov. 9, students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade participated in a Hop-A- Thon fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy. During a classroom session, students learned about Muscular Dystrophy. They increased their awareness of physical disabilities, as well as the concept that “everybody's different, and nobody’s perfect,” an instructor said. The Hop-A-Thon took place during gym class and the students hopped at six different stations using hopscotch, hula-hoops, jump ropes, sacks, and various other items. During the fundraiser, he students raised $723 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association
BCS sports attire now on sale Need a great Holiday gift for a BCS student athlete or BCS Eagle Fan? Area residents are urged to show off the traditional BCS Eagle green-and-white colors by purchasing a gently-used Bolton Central Varsity Eagle Basketball jersey for only $20. Not all sizes or numbers are available. Used varsity shorts are also available for $10 each. Checks should be made out to Bolton Central School and should be brought to the BCS Main Office. Proceeds will benefit future athletic endeavors.
2009 Boys Soccer team awarded After a very successful 2009 soccer season in which the boy’s Varsity team made it all the way to the Section II Championship game, several members of the 2009 squad have received awards from the league and the regional media. Area leading scorer BCS Senior Harry Caldwell was elected 2009 Adirondack League Most Valuable Player. He also made the regional All-Star first team. Only eleven players from the area, regardless of school size, are elected to this squad. Seniors Dan Brown and Domenick Pfau made the Adirondack League First Team and Kyle Vilmar, Todd Markham and Eric Fisher made the Adirondack League Second Team. Mitchell Jordon, Rob Shane and Conor Smith were all given Honorable Mentions. Also, Boys Soccer Coach Francisco Roca was elected Coach of the Year by the regional daily newspaper.
Basics of chemistry portrayed to students Chemist John Fisher recently demonstrated the phenomenon of “phase change” Nov. 13 for second- and third- graders. Students took part in activities that included water changing from a solid into a liquid and into a gas and back again. They also learned about changes for dry ice and liquid nitrogen. Among many demonstrations, Fisher showed the young students how the air in a balloon can change to a liquid, then to a solid and then back to a gas to reinflate a balloon.
Holiday concerts set at BCS Upcoming holiday concerts at BCS include one for grades 3, 4, and 5 in an assembly at 1:30 p.m. Monday Dec. 14 and another for grades 6 through 12 — an evening concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 21. Both concerts are to be held in the Bolton Central School gymnasium. The elementary concert will include groups from each grade performing various holiday selections on Orff Instruments, and the high school concert will feature the Bolton Central School chorus under the direction of James Miller. The group will be performing a selection of seasonal songs featuring holidays spanning a variety of cultures. Included in the songs will be Berlin’s White Christmas, the traditional hymn Amazing Grace, and a lively version of Jingle Bells sung to the Nutcracker Suite.
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Holiday activities scheduled
ll families are welcome to bring their children to the annual Christmas Party at the Thurman Town Hall from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Dec. 12. Santa may stop for a visit and it is anticipated he will distribute gifts to children. Folks will also be trimming the Christmas tree outside the town hall and singing Christmas Carols. Refreshments will be served at the event, sponsored by the Thurman Youth Commission. All are invited to bring a food dish and join in a pot luck dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 16 at the Kenyontown Methodist Church located on Valley Rd. The church’s special Christmas service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday Dec. 27 and parishioners hope many will be able to attend. The Thurman Baptist Church located on South Johnsburg Rd. will have its adult Christmas party Saturday Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. All who attend should bring a gift for a grab bag. Also, the annual Christmas caroling, featuring the best singers going out in town bringing glad tidings to all, will occur Saturday Dec. 19. Everyone who would like to join in should meet at the church at 5 p.m. For details, call 6233843 or 623-2226.
Local meetings and events planned The Mommie and Me children’s play group will hold its last meeting of the year at 9:30 a.m. Friday Dec. 18. The group will be helping children get ready for Christmas. Snacks are provided. Watch this column for opening dates in the new year. For more information, call 623-5024. Thurman’s local quilting club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday Dec. 14 at the town hall. All who would like to get started on making a family quilt can stop by or call Myra at 623-2633 to find out what they need in terms of materials. The Gleaning food distribution will take place at the Thurman Town Hall at 10 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 15. This program is open to all Thurman residents. For details, call 623-9649.
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The Thurman Town Board will hold its fiscal meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 15 and the regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Join other civic-minded folks for the town government's last meeting in 2009. The Thurman connections Snowmobile Club will meet at 7 p.m. Friday Dec. 18 at the Thurman Town Hall. The meetings are open to the public. The Thurman Emergency Squad invites all who would like to become a helpful member to the group’s next meeting 6 p.m. Sunday Dec. 13 at the High Street squad building. For information, call 623-9810. The squad is lighting up the memory tree on Saturday Dec. 12 in memory of those no longer with us.
Town advertisements prompt split vote The town board held a short business meeting Nov. 17 and issues were discussed such as a filling up the skating rink in the youth pavilion with water to make ice, if weather permits. A resolution to by four half-page ads in the Adirondack Guest Explorer publication for $600 during 2010 had some opposition, with two No votes cast by town board members Charlie Bills & Al Vasak, and the remaining three board members voting for it. Another resolution to approve the appointments of Gail Seaman and Rick Nelson for the town Board of Assessment Review was approved by all members. After discussion on Verizon DSL broadband service, the meeting ended.
Luncheon planned for highway workers Thurman townfolks will be pitching in together to prepare a hot lunch for the town’s highway crew. Set for Wednesday Dec. 23 at the town hall, the event is held to show appreciation of the many hours they put in to keep our roads open — and free of fallen trees in our windy times. Citizens are asked to prepare and drop off a dish at the town hall. For details, call Cindy Hyde at 623-4588.
Over the fence There are four books left of “ A Summer of Strangers” at $11.95 by author Perky Granger and three left of the first books “Adirondack Gold” at $9.95. If you need an unique Christmas gift give me a call at 623-2580. The Warrensburg mealsite is in need of drivers to deliver the Meals on Wheels to shut-ins for the Warren County Office of the Aging. Volunteers can work one day a week or three days as their schedules permit. Daytime deliveries are from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Call Rhonda at 623-2653 for details.
Personal news Birthday wishes go out this next week to Frank Gallup, Suzie Baker, and Roland Hennesy on Dec. 12, to Loretta Tillema on Dec. 14, to Freda West on Dec. 15, Amanda Baker, Brian Angel and Tom Palleschi on Dec. 16, to Bob Baker Jr. on Dec. 17 and to Adorna Wright and Milton Kennedy on Dec. 18. An anniversary wish is out to Ginny and Joe Mosher on Dec. 17. Little Nicky LaPradd of Massena recently spent a long weekend with his grandparents, Theresa & Jeff Grants on South Johnsburg Rd. He is the son of Jaleen and Anthony LaPradd. What if the “season to be jolly” lasted all year long? Where would we put all the frowns? I’m still angry about the new burn barrel law, those newspapers and small empty food item boxes sure add up. Is it really all of Thurman’s barrels that pollute the world or maybe would it be space ships, planes, rockets, jets, diesel trucks, autos, furnaces, factories, etc. Why was all this “bad air atmosphere” not noticed when everyone in Thurman burnt papers, had only wood stoves, had sugar houses and yet lived to be in their 90s or nearly that?
First reported local lucky hunter An eight-point dressed buck, 184 pounds, was backed up in a truck to my doorstep so that I could see for myself how lucky this hunter was on Nov. 30. Jim and Dot Mosher, hunting partners as well as husband and wife, got this deer while hunting in Thurman. Jim is now 75 years young and has been hunting since he was a boy. Back in 1950 he got the biggest deer -- over 200 pounds. In 1997 he took first place in Chestertown with a ninepointer with a muzzleloader, and again in 2004 took first place in Nemec’s Sport Shop competition with a fourpointer. He says he did not accomplish all of this without his hunting partner ’s help. This year he entered his catch in Nemec’s contest. Dot Mosher was a kindergarten teacher for many years in Warrensburg school but enjoys the outdoor outings with her husband, a deputy sheriff for many years. They are reportedly enjoying their retirement.
Correction on election tally A vote tally for Charles Bills was incorrectly printed in the Nov. 28 edition of the Journal. Bills had 207 votes for town council. As reported, Bills will retain his seat.
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was the night before Christmas, When all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap. When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer. With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St Nick. More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name! “Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen! To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!” As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky. So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too. And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof The prancing and pawing of each little hoof. As I drew in my head, and was turning around, Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.
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For most of us, the holidays are comprised of Christmas holiday celebrations and traditions. Many family traditions are handed down from generation to generation. Newer traditions are adopted when families merge. This makes for some very interesting holidays indeed! Some traditions are simple to carry out, however, others require quite a bit of effort.
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, homes are usually filled with mouth-watering aromas from baking holiday goodies. From cakes, candies to cookies, many of these treats are packaged in baskets or cookie tins for holiday gifts. Since we always bake weeks before the holidays, we always store many of these goodies in the freezer so they don’t go stale. When Christmas nears, we have an assembly line to put together our treat packages and add a Christmas card and bow on top.
It doesn’t matter if there is a fireplace in the house or not. Every child hangs a Christmas stocking out for Santa and his elves to fill up with goodies and candy canes. The bigger the stocking the better. This is usually the first thing checked on Christmas morning when the children wake up, full of anticipation.
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Renowned horse statue resurfaces in Stony Creek By Thom Randall firstname.lastname@example.org STONY CREEK — For nearly four decades, it was a landmark near Middle Hope, New York. When it vanished, local residents were puzzled, and amateur detectives tried to determine its whereabouts. But recently, it appeared as a new roadside curiosity in Stony Creek. This looming white statue of a rearing stallion has now been erected in front of Wolf Pond Stables. Claudia Wheeler-Anthoine, owner of the stables, said the arrival of the rearing stallion statue was a surprise. She said the large statue, crafted by an artist in North Carolina, was a gift of original owner of the stallion, Linda Manzo and her daughter Lori Leemans. Claudia has been giving lessons for years to Manzo’s granddaughters Ashley and Emily Leemans, and she has been boarding the family’s horses. The two girls had also been in Claudia’s 4-H group. For almost 40 years, the stallion statue, over 9 feet tall, stood in Linda Manzo’s front yard, on state Rte. 9W near rural Middle Hope, a hamlet in the Town of Newburgh. Two generations of residents have considered the horse a landmark. Reporter Michael Randall of the Times-Herald Record of Middletown, NY wrote several weeks ago that the stallion’s move north will now “make it harder for folks around here to help out-oftown visitors navigate through the Town of Newburgh.” Claudia said she has not only fielded phone calls from curious people seeking in-
formation about the stallion, but a fair number of drivers are now stopping in front of her property and taking a look at the statue. “The stallion has its own following and fame,” she said. Lori Leemans, owner of the Stony Creek Family Campground, said that she and her mother had been thinking about the most appropriate destination for the stallion statue after her mother decided to sell her home and move to Warrensburg recently. Instead of installing the horse at the campground, they decided to surprise Claudia Wheeler-Anthoine with a gift. Linda Manzo had decided to relocate to the Adirondacks following the 1999 death of her husband Mike, at the age of 59, due to Alzheimer ’s disease, their daughter said. “My dad wanted to retire in the Adirondacks and he loved that horse, so we’re happy our family is reunited in the Adirondacks and that horse is up here with us.” Moving the horse created a minor phenomenon, as people driving up the Northway slowed down to take a look at the looming horse, with its head sticking out the back of a pickup tailgate, Leemans said. While in Newburgh, the stallion was a traditional target of local teenagers, who in annual pranks painted certain of the statue’s body parts varied colors for holidays -- red for Christmas, green for St. Patrick’s Day, pink for Easter and blue for the onset of winter, Claudia said. While the pranks are now history, Claudia says she indeed will decorate the horse for Christmas -- with a wreath. “He’s magnificent, even though right now he may need a paint job,” she said. “He’ll be here for a long time -- he’s not going anywhere.”
Posing with the landmark stallion statue in front of Wolf Pond Stables are (right to left): former statue co-owner Lori Leemans and her daughter Ashley, stable owner Claudia Wheeler-Anthoine, Lori’s daughter Emily Leemans, and family friend Heidi Monroe. Photo by John Lustyik
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Burghers prevail in clutch overtime battle Bolton’s 11 three-pointers a highlight By Thom Randall email@example.com BOLTON LANDING — A barrage of three pointers, key clutch plays and one-sided foul problems defined a boys basketball game Monday that was decided twice in a final moment — bringing fans and coaches to their feet. Trailing in both regulation with just seconds on the clock — and then in overtime with milliseconds remaining, Warrensburg fought back and managed to win by one point over the Bolton Eagles in a 67-66 basketball game that launched the 2009 season for both teams. While at times Warrensburg was winning by as many as 10 to 12 points, Bolton fought back through the contest by sinking a total of 11 three-pointers which gave them the lead in both regulation, then in overtime with seconds to go. In regulation play, Bolton’s torrent of threes put them ahead by a comfortable margin while only seconds remained. “It looked very grim at this point,” Burgher Coach Rich Schloss said after the game. Down 6 points with 6 seconds left, Burgher Junior Mike Curtis then sank a three-pointer, Bolton answered back with a basket, the Burghers fouled on purpose and retrieved the ball, and Burgher Senior Brendan Frye hit a second three — then Frye made two foul shots with a mere 1.1 seconds on the clock to send the game into a four-minute overtime. While the lead changed hands in this four-minute extra session, Bolton was again on top as the final seconds counted down. Eagle senior Dom Pfau drove to the basket but was fouled, and his shot put Bolton up by one point with 9.8 seconds to go. Burgher Senior Mike Perrone shot a jumper from the corner but it was long, teammate Ryan Belden rebounded then threw up a Hail Mary under the basket — it came up short — but junior John Joseph rebounded it, tipping it in as the buzzer sounded. Frye with 33 points and Pfau with 27 points led the offen-
sive show, highlighted by Bolton’s three-point shots which frustrated the Burghers defense, Coach Schloss said. “It was unbelievable,” he said. “Whenever we were up 8, 10 or 12 points, they’d throw three-pointers on us. We went into a tight 2-3 zone then lightened up into a 1-2-3 to fight it, but they still shot them,” he said. “We were in their face, but they still hit their threes.” Eagle Coach Dave Montero said his team enjoyed their long-distance firepower. “The threes kept us in the game,” he said. Fouls, however, may have shut them out. Bolton committed four fouls in the game’s opening minutes, and had several players in foul trouble early on. At the end of the first quarter, Montero switched to a zone defense, helping contain the flurry of fouls. But by the end of regulation, Bolton lost two starters, plus a third during overtime. Warrensburg, however, had no foulouts, although two starters finished with four infractions. Backing up Frye’s blistering offense were Belden with 11 points, Joseph with 10, Curtis with 7, Sophomore Hunter Werner with 4 and Senior Ben Nicols with 2. For Bolton, Pfau was assisted by Senior Matt Peterson with 11, Freshman Bill Smith with 10, Junior Tyler Calzada with 8, and Sophomore Mitchell Jordan, Junior Matt Smith and Senior Dan Brown with 3 and Junior Caleb Kneeshaw, 1. Burgher Coach Rich Schloss complimented Bolton’s aggressive play and blistering offense. “Bolton has a really good squad,” he said. “They’ll do very well this year.” Normally stingy with compliments, Schloss added that he was proud of his own squad’s two last-second, come-frombehind scrambles which showed their tenacity. “Our team just never gave up — our players could have quit but we fought back and won,” he said, adding praise for Hunter Werner, who off the bench hit two critical shots. “And Brendan Frye really ‘lit it up’ with 33 points — it was fun, but we have a lot of work to do for the season.” Bolton has a full schedule ahead, with a matchup against Crown Point Friday, Westport on Monday and Lake Placid on Tuesday, Montero said. “Warrensburg’s a tough team with their experienced re-
Bolton’s high-scorer Dom Pfau begins flight toward the basket as Burghers Ryan Belden (left) and John Joseph (right) defend. Photo by Thom Randall
turning Seniors,” he said adding praise for the Burghers. “They’ll be contending for the championship in the Adirondack League West Division.”
Burghers launch season Fourth grader tallies victories in go-kart racing with decisive win WARRENSBURG — Breaking away from a disappointing 2008 record, the Burgher Girls basketball team made a statement Dec. 1 when they defeated Johnsburg 39-26. Trailing 11-10 at the end of the first quarter, Burgher Coach Scott Smith and his crew made some adjustments, and then held Johnsburg to only 15 points over the next three quarter “I’m very pleased with my team’s defensive effort,” Smith said. For the game, senior Kaitlyn May scored 16 points plus grabbed 11 rebounds — both the best of her career, Smith said. “Kaitlyn had a very good second half, scoring 12 points,” he said. “It’s nice to see her step up this way.” Playing off the bench, sophomore Burgher Tessa Acuna proved her potential by sinking four points and tallying nine rebounds, Smith said. “It was a very good team effort, with seven of our 10 players scoring,” he said. Seniors Kate Taddeo and Holly Gheen each scored six points, followed by Kayce Duell with four, Isabella Szabo with two points and Ashlie Morehouse with one. “I’m very happy with the contributions from everyone on the team,” Smith said. “However, we still need to work on taking care of the ball, and it looks like we’re improving every day.” For Johnsburg, Kelsey Williford led her team with 12 points and Keri Cleveland tallied 10 points. Smith said the team’s 2009 debut against Johnsburg got the Burgher ’s season off to a good start. “Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come,” he said.
Warrensburg fifth-grader Lane Saville poses with his trophies from this season and the go-kart he piloted to win the awards, which include a championship in his age division.
North Warren High School junior varsity basketball player Amber Frasier takes the ball downcourt during a recent game against Wells. The Cougar team sank shots in the final seconds to clinch a 19-17 victory. Photo by Thom Randall
WARRENSBURG — Last spring, fifth-grader Lane Saville, 11, of Warrensburg set a goal for himself. “For my first year of racing I want to be track champ,” he said this week, recalling a pledge he had made in April to himself and his parents, Kirsten and Kelly Saville. Driving his go-kart April through October — never missing a Saturday night race — Lane drove his way to a championship — Rookie Junior 1 Class — at Turkey Trot Raceway on a clay eighth-mile racetrack in Argyle, where he also was awarded Most Improved Driver. Lane also traveled with his family to Caroga Creek Raceway for a four-week fall series where he finished fourth. He
also drove five asphalt races at other sites. Lane said he has already set a new goal for himself in 2010. “It will be my first full year of racing asphalt, and I want an asphalt championship,”he said this week. The best thing about racing, Lane said, is twofold. “It’s great going fast, and I get to spend time with my family,” he said. Lane and his parents Kelly and Kirsten expressed thanks to Lane’s crew chief, Uncle Kerry Saville for his work in getting his kart race-ready each week. Special thanks also go to Lane’s friend Rick Davis Sr. of Arlington, Vt. for support, to Sargen Racing of Green-
field for weighing his kart, to Killer Grafix of Milton for body graphics, and to Powder Works of Johnsburg for chassis powder coating. Thanks also go to his sponsors, which include local firms: Lambert Excavation, Adventure Racing, Warrensburg Car Care, NAPA of Warrensburg, Oscar ’s Smoke House, Braley & Noxon Hardware, Nemec’s Sports Shop, Dragon Lee Restaurant, Empty Pockets Farm, and Adirondack Barbell. Besides motorsports, the other interests of Lane — a fifth-grader at Warrensburg Elementary— include fishing, video games, riding a quad ATV and playing in the school band.
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LAKE GEORGE — Area residents who are alone or number just two or three for their holiday observance are invited to share Christmas dinner at Caldwell Presbyterian Church. Dinner will be provided free of charge at 3:45 p.m. Christmas Day at the church, located at 71 Montcalm St, Lake George. Call the church at 688-2613 to make a reservation. Transportation is available to the event.
WARRENSBURG — Santa at Warrensburg Firehouse, Elm St., noon-2 p.m., gift bags of candy, free pictures with Santa, hot chocolate and cookies. A treasured hometown tradition. LAKE GEORGE — Bowling with Santa, noon-2 p.m. at Spare Time Family Fun Center, 2211 state Rte.9.Pizza party & prizes!.Children must be accompanied by a paid adult. Call 6685755 for reservations, $. Under 4 free. ATHOL — Children's Christmas Party & Community Tree Trimming, 1-3 p.m. at Thurman Town Hall. Visit from Santa, gifts, carol sing, refreshments, All ages welcome. Thurman Youth Commission sponsors. Free. 623-2249. CHESTERTOWN — Operation Santa Claus fundraiser, 5 p.m. on at Luna Pizza, Main St. A donation of $5 gets you a large pizza, eat in or take-out. Acoustic entertainment by The Bodells. Details: 494-7500. QUEENSBURY — “Christmas with The King- Elvis & Friends.”Various tribute artists perform Elvis favorites and holiday classics at Great Escape Lodge. Guest appearances and refreshments. 681-7452 or www.lakegeorgeelvisfest.com. GLENS FALLS — Upstate Model Railroaders Train Show, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at city Glens Falls Civic Center’s Heritage Hall.Operating displays, railroad art, photographs, collectibles. www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com CHESTERTOWN — Christmas Decorating & Celebration 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Priory Retreat. Liturgy and a Pot Luck supper. Call 4943733 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org SCHROON LAKE — Annual Old Tyme Christmas Celebration, events throughout town. 5:30 p.m. Christmas tree lighting, Nativity walk and memory tree lighting.6:30 p.m.is Santa’s arrival, followed by a Christmas movie at 8 p.m. in Strand Theater. Children’s activities, 6-8 p.m. Horse and carriage rides, raffle. Refreshments & face painting at Senior Center, children’s crafts at the Towne Store. Community Sing-along, 6-8 p.m. at Community Church. Sponsored by Schroon Lake Chamber. Call 532-7675 for details.
Church reaching out to grieving, troubled folks BOLTON LANDING — The Church of St. Sacrement will be holding a Healing Service at 7 p.m. Monday Dec. 14 for those whose having a hard time particularly at the holidays, church representative Laurie Loughren said this week. “All people with emotional, physical or psychological needs are welcome to attend,” she said. “Or, of if you know of someone who is going though a hard time, attend and our ecumenical healing team will be happy to pray for them.”
Willows Bistro to feature O’Day paintings WARRENSBURG — In an exhibition reception set for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday Dec. 11 at Willows Bistro, multi-talented artist Kathleen O'Day will discuss her paintings and answer questions related to her paintings, short stories or poetry. The cafe, which features art and a series of readings on the second Thursday of each month, is located at 3749 Main Street, Warrensburg, O'Day attended Pratt Institute in New York City and graduated from Syracuse University. She moved to Warrensburg 10 years ago and teaches art in local schools. O'Day experiments with the new water-based oil paints as well as using acrylics and enjoys painting Adirondack scenes. For more information, call Bistro owner Debbie Swan at 504-4344.
Meeting to focus on Internet marketing SHROON LAKE — Internet marketing guru Sara Mannix of Mannix Marketing will be talking about reaching tourists and potential visitors on the digital highway, during the next meeting of the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce. To be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 15 at the Schroon Lake Town Hall, the meeting is open to the public. Her work in developing Internet sites, particularly what she’s been accomplishing for the Chamber, is likely to be the focus of her presentation. The meeting is open to the public.
‘Operation Safe Child’ fingerprinting offered
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 12-13 WARRENSBURG — Snowcross racing, Hickory Hill Ski Area off Rte. 418u. Spectator gates open at 8 a.m., racing starts at 9 a.m. Entry: Adults: $14 per day, or $20 for both Saturday and Sunday.Children 10-18, $8 per day.Top racers from the Northeast compete in various classes, finals at 1 p.m. Concludes with Parade of Flags. GLENS FALLS — The Nutcracker, annual
QUEENSBURY — The Warren County Sheriff ’s Office will be conducting an “Operation Safe Child” fingerprinting event Dec. 13 at the Sheriff ’s Training Center at the county Public Safety Building at 1400 State Route 9. From 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., parents may bring their children to the Sheriff ’s Office for children to be fingerprinted and have a photo CHURCH LISTINGS - The Adirondack Journal taken. Parent or guardians provides this church directory as a courtesy to our will then will be given an readers and visitors to our area. Any changes or additions can be made by calling 873-6368. “Operation Safe Child” card BOLTON bearing their children’s inEmmanuel United Methodist Churchformation. The cards contain Sunday Winter Service at 10 a.m. 644-9962. Rev. Myron Ducharme, Pastor a child’s name, biographical First Baptist Church(A.B.C. Affiliated) Sunday School at 9 a.m. information and a fingerMorning Worship at 10 a.m.; Wednesday 6:30 p.m. print image of both index finBible Study & Prayer. For information, call 6449103. Rev. Edward Blanchard. gers. Solid Rock Christian Worship Center Assembly of GodPossessing up-to -date Adult Sunday Services 11 a.m. Children’s church also at 11 a.m. downstairs. Adult Sunday School at photographs and detailed in10 a.m. and Children’s Sunday School at 10 a.m. downstairs. Bible study Wednesday at 6 p.m. with formation about a child can Sister Dale. Pastor Skip Hults and Sister Dale. 644be important proactive meas2412. Episcopal Church of Saint Sacrament, Bolton Landingures that can give vital assisSat. Evening Mass 5 p.m.; Sun. Eucherist 10 a.m.; tance to local law enforcers Sun. School 11 a.m.; Bible Study 11:45 a.m.; Wed. Mass 10 a.m. Father Jim Loughren. 644-9613 to quickly respond to a Blessed Sacrament Catholic Churchchild’s disappearance, acGoodman Avenue. Sunday Mass 10:45 a.m.; Rosary and Novena 9 a.m. Tuesday; Communion cording to county Sheriff Service 9 a.m. Thursday and Saturday. Parish Life Director Kathleen Sousa 644-3861. Bud York.
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presentation by Adirondack Ballet Theater, at Charles R. Wood Theater, Glen St. Performed by students ages 5-18 with guest artists. Sat.2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m., Sun.- 2:30 p.m., $. 798-5058 or www.dcqdance.com QUEENSBURY — “Holiday in the Park” fest at Great Escape.Winter wonderland, family fun, rides, holiday-themed shows, carolers & lights, sledding hill, ice skating & holiday treats. $. www.sixflags.com/greatescape or 792-3500. GLENS FALLS— Holiday Open House, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Shirt Factory Artists Studios, Cooper & Lawrence sts. More than 30 artisans and craftspeople showcase their works in their open studios. Jewelry, pottery, paintings, glass works, textile art, wooden ware and more. Free. www.shirtfactorygf.com or 824-1290. LAKE GEORGE — Holiday Wine Tasting at Adirondack Winery, starts at 11:30 a.m., Adirondack Winery, Free tastes of hand-crafted wines. Plus, sample gourmet cheese, fine foods chocolates while patrons shop for wine-related gifts and accessories. Through 6 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at their store on Canada St. Call 668-WINE or see: www.adirondackwinery.com
forting words. Ecumenical service is open to all in the region. LAKE GEORGE — Book Club Discussion Group, 7 p.m. at Caldwell-Lake George Library, 336 Canada St. Call 668-2528 for title. www.lakegeorgelibrary.sals.edu. Free event.
Tuesday Dec. 15 QUEENSBURY — Chamber Ensemble Concert, music students of Adirondack Community College, 7:30 p.m.in ACC Theater, Free.
Wednesday Dec. 16 GLENS FALLS — Men's Holiday Night, 4-8 p.m. downtown. Various stores offer discounts, entertainment, refreshments, more. 798-1144 ext. 2. www.larac.org. WARRENSBURG - Warrensburgh Historical Society Holiday Dinner, Grace's Restaurant at Griffin House. Social hour at 6, dinner at 7. $28.00 complete, tax and tip included.Call Grace's, 623-2449 for reservations and dinner choices.
Thursday Dec. 17 BOLTON LANDING — Christmas concert with Mark Perry and Bonnie Donnelly, 7 p.m. at Bolton Free Library. QUEENSBURY — Holiday Concert, Adirondack Community College Chorus, 7:30 p.m. in ACC Theater, Free. GLENS FALLS — Holiday Concert, Lake George Community Band, 8 p.m. at Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen St. Holiday & seasonal selections. $. 222-1302 or www.lakegeorgecommunityband.com
Sunday Dec. 13 CHESTERTOWN — Christmas Fundraiser Sale, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Priory Drop Off Center, Main St. Chestertown, NY. Beautiful and fun Christmas decorations, toys and seasonal clothing. Call 494-3733 for details. CHESTERTOWN — “Have a Mary Christmas in a Martha World” retreat event, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Priory. Give yourself a time of stillness and quiet. Lunch provided. Donation, $39 For reservation, call 494-3733 or email email@example.com. QUEENSBURY — “Operation Safe Child” fingerprinting, 2-6 p.m. at the Warren County Sheriff’s Training Center, 1400 State Route 9. QUEENSBURY — Queensbury Historic Home Tour, fundraiser for the Chapman Historical Museum, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., features 8 farmhouses dating from the 1770s to the mid-1800s. Historic Harrisena Church offering lunches. Tickets, $20, available in advance. Call 7932826 or see www.chapmanmuseum.org for details.
Friday Dec. 18 NORTH CREEK — Teenagers Only Holiday Dance, 7-10 p.m. at Tannery Pond Community Center, Main St. Free. 251-2212
Friday-Sunday Dec. 18-20 GLENS FALLS — “Santa’s List,” family holiday play at the Charles R. Wood Theater. Performances, including local actors are: Friday, Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 4 & 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m. $. 7989663 or www.woodtheater.org.
Saturday Dec. 19 BOLTON — Christmas Bird Count - 2009. Observe birds in the Bolton Landing, southern Lake George areas. Audubon Society sponsors. Part of nation-wide bird count. Call 6449673 for details and to register, $. www.noncommercial.org/audubon/CBC_Report.html NORTH CREEK — “Lumberjack Log Jam” freestyle ski competitions, Gore Mtn. Ski Center. Show off your moves! Freestyle ski & snowboard contests. Prizes. 251-2411 or www.goremountain.com
Monday Dec. 14 BOLTON LANDING — Healing Service for those who are grieving or otherwise having a hard time at the holidays, 7 p.m. at Church of St. Sacrement, Lake Shore Drive. All those with emotional physical or psychological needs, or friends and family of those in need, are welcome to attend and receive support in prayer and com-
4-H Holiday Craft Workshop planned WARRENSBURG — The Warren County 4-H Youth Development program will be hosting their annual Holiday Craft Workshop this year at 6 p.m. Thursday Dec. 17 at the Cooperative Extension Center on 377 Schroon River Rd. in Warrensburg. The workshop will feature holiday ornamental crafts made from recycled or reused materials. This year youth will not only be making ornaments to take home to their own families but will be encouraged to make an ornament to be given away. These ornaments will be delivered throughout northern Warren County by Meals on Wheels volunteers for the purpose of bringing a little holiday cheer to their clientele. The workshop is open to all youth ages 5 to 19 and is free of charge. Pre-registration is required by calling 668-4881.
Adirondack Missions of the Episcopal Church494-3314 - Fr. Robert Limpert, Fr. Michael Webber, Fr. Dennis Pressley. St. Paul’s Episcopal ChurchSunday Eucharist 9 a.m. (see Adirondack Mission, above). Brant Lake WesleyanMorning worship 9 a.m., Fellowship 10-10:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:30-11:15 a.m. 494-2816. Horicon Baptist ChurchSunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening 6 a.m., Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7 p.m. 494-2584.
Community United Methodist Church Sunday morning worship 11 a.m.; Rev. Sharon Sauer 494-2517. Faith Bible Church Sunday school (all ages) - 9 a.m., Sunday worship 10:15 a.m., Sunday Evening 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 p.m. Call for information - 4947183 - Website: www.faithbiblechurchny.com Good Shepherd Episcopal ChurchSunday Eucharist 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Eucharist 10 a.m. (See Adirondack Missions, Brant Lake). St. Isaac Jogues/St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic ChurchRiverside Drive & Church Street. Saturday Vigil at 4 p.m. till March 27, 2010; Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. till May 23, 2010. Pastor Rev. John O’Kane. 518-494-5229 Town of Chester Northway Community Fellowship A Wesleyan Church, Route 8, Chestertown: Sunday Service 11 a.m., Youth and Children’s Programs available. Pastor James Swanson, 518-695-3766
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Glens Falls21 Weeks Rd., off Rt. 9 in Queensbury. Sunday service 10 a.m. Coffee hr. follows service. Rev. Dr. Deane Perkins, minister. (handicapped accessible, welcoming congregation) 793-1468. Web site: HYPERLINK http://www.glensfallsuu.com.
RW Johnsburg United Methodist ChurchPastor Jackie Mueller - 515-251-2482. South Johnsburgh Rd., Johnsburg. Worship Service Sunday 9 a.m.; Bible Study - Mondays @ 6 p.m. info: 518-251-3371
Bay Road Presbyterian Church 1167 Bay Road (near intersection of Bay & Rt. 149). Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m.; Sung Lee, Pastor. Church school during worship. Nursery care available. Coffee Hour following worship, all are welcome. 793-8541. www.bayroadchurch.com Caldwell Presbyterian Church71 Montcalm St., Lake George 12845. Rev. Shirley Mosholder. 518-668-2613. Sunday Service at 10 a.m. Food Pantry Distribution 2nd Friday of month. Website: www.caldwellpres.org. St. James Episcopal Church Sunday services 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Rev. Julie McPartlin. 668-2001. Sacred Heart Roman Catholic ChurchMohican St., Lake George, NY 668-2046. Sat. Vigil Mass at 4 p.m., Sun. Mass at 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. through Oct. 11, 2009. Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Weekday Mass: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8 a.m. (There is no Mass on Tuesday or Thursday) Father Thomas Berardi, pastor; Chapel of the Assumption (Roman Catholic)Ridge Road Route 9L, Cleverdale, NY 668-2046/ 656-9034. Mass on Sunday at 8 a.m. through October 25th. Closed in winter. Fr. Thomas Berardi, pastor. Lakeside ChapelCleverdale: Sunday services through August at 10 a.m. First United Methodist Church78 Montcalm Street, Lake George, N.Y. 12845, Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Rev. Meridith Vanderminden. 743-8756. Diamond Point Community ChurchSunday Service 10 a.m. June 21-September 6, 2009. Community Church welcoming all denominations. Visiting ministers. Grace Communion InternationalWorship Services held Saturdays 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Parish Hall. 56 Mohican St., Lake George, NY. Dennis R. Hoyt, Worship Service Facilitator. Home: 518-587-1221. Cell: 832-0660. Please call ahead to confirm attendance.
United Methodist ChurchMain Street, North Creek across from Community Bank. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Separate story time for children. Pastor Kristi Van Patten. Call or leave a message 251-2906. St. James Catholic ChurchMain St., North Creek. Sunday mass at 8 a.m. Sat. Vigil at 5:30 p.m. Parish Life Director: Sister Francesca Husselbeck. Sacramental Minister: Rev. John O’Kane. 518-251-2518
United Methodist ChurchService and church school at 10 a.m. For information call 251-4071.
Christ Church EpiscopalSunday Eucharist 11 a.m. (See Adirondack Missions Brank Lake). Pottersville United Methodist Church Worship 9 a.m. Rev. Sharon Sauer, 494-2517. Holy Trinity Lutheran ChurchSunday Worship and fellowship 10:30 a.m. in Faith Hall at SonRise Lutheran Ministries Conference Center, 8260 Rt. 9, Pottersville, NY. For information please call 494-7077. www.holytrinityadirondacks.com Lighthouse Baptist Church Meets at Rt. 9 (next to The Wells House Hotel). Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship Service 10:50 a.m., Evening Service 6:00 p.m., Mid-Week Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Knowlhurst Baptist ChurchSunday school 9:45 a.m.; morning worship 11 a.m.; evening worship 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer 7 p.m.
Christ Community ChurchAthol: Sunday services 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting 7 p.m. Rev. William G. Lucia, pastor. Thurman Baptist ChurchSunday school 9:45 a.m.; worship hour 11 a.m.; evening service 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m. Rev. Bob Herrmann, pastor. Kenyontown United Methodist ChurchSunday services 11 a.m., Bible Study Wed. night at 7 p.m.
2 Stewart Farrar Ave., Sunday School & Choir 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. with coffee hour following. Free Methodist ChurchSunday school 9:45 a.m.; worship service 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday midweek prayer and Bible study 7 p.m. Rev. Richard Leonard. Warrensburg Assembly of GodSunday school 9:45 a.m.; morning worship 11 a.m.; Thursday youth meeting 7 p.m.; evening service 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer 6 p.m.; Bible study 7 p.m. Dr. Ronald Parisi. 623-2282. The Holy Cross of WarrensburgSaturday evening mass 5:30 p.m. Sunday Eucharist & Sermon 8 & 10 a.m.; Sunday school 9 a.m.; coffee hour follows each service; Tuesday Eucharist & Healing 10 a.m., 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday Mass 5:30 p.m.; Thursday Eucharist 10 a.m.; Holy days as announced. Father John Cornelius, SSC. 623-3066. Faith Baptist ChurchSunday school 9:45 a.m.; preaching services 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m. Rev. Lee B. Call 623-4071. First United Methodist ChurchSunday worship 10 a.m. for the summer. St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic ChurchEucharist at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. on Sunday. Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 p.m. Saturday. Bible Study, Saturday at 3:30 p.m. & Sunday at 10:15 a.m. Parish Life Director Sister Linda Hogan CSJ & Sacramental Minister Father Paul Cox. 623-3021. First Baptist Church3850 Main St., Worship Service 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday school 9:45; Thursday mid-week. 7 p.m. Ron Burdett, Interim Pastor. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s WitnessesSunday Public Talk and Watchtower starting at 9:30 a.m. and Bible Study, Theocratic Ministry School and Kingdon Ministry starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. 623-4601. Christian Worship Center, Inc.Corner of Elm St. & Pine Tree Lane, Warrensburg. Service at 10 a.m on Sunday. For further information 518-696-5468. Rev. Gerald (Jerry) Ellis. Thurman - Kenyontown United Methodist ChurchWorship services every week 11 a.m. 12-12-09 • 27954
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SATURDAY December 12, 2009
2009 season grinds to a halt The snow arrives ... finally! E arly in the week, the region finally received the first significant snowfall of the season. Of course, the snow didn't arrive until after the hunting season had ended. This year ’s season proved to be one of the warmest and snow-free hunting seasons on record. Without snow cover for tracking, the odds of seeing deer fall firmly on the side of the whitetail. It was a long season and I'm glad it's over. Now, I hope to focus my attention on those plump, ruffed grouse that were so evident when I had a deer rifle in my hand. For the sake of the local economy, I hope the current snowstorm is significant enough to jump start the ski season. If not, it appears that there’s more on the way. It’s amazing the different scene that a few inches of fresh snow can produce. A carpet of snow can instantly obliterate the accumulated debris of a season, with a fresh, clean, white scene.
Cougars in the news North Country Public Radio (NCPR) recently aired a two part series on mountain lions in the North Country. The program revealed a growing number of mountain lion sightings that have been reported across the region. The NCPR report also detailed an alleged mountain lion attack on horses that occurred this summer in St. Lawrence County this past summer. I have visited the topic of mountain lions in previous articles and I continue to receive numerous emails, letters and phone calls regarding such sightings. Although I have never witnessed a lion, I firmly believe what others have reported, including my own siblings. Known as a Ghost cat, Catamount, Puma, Painter, Panther, Mountain lion or Cougar, the nation's largest cat was at one time distributed across the North American continent from southern Canada to the tip of South America. However, there has been no solid evidence of its existence in the Adirondacks since the last bounty was paid in the late 1880’s. Oddly, the last cougar in New York was taken in St. Lawrence County, where the towns of Degrasse, Russell and Canton remain a hot bed of most recent sightings.
Current cougar knowledge Most outdoor travelers recognize and understand the restorative aspects of nature. It’s a fact that is evident when one witnesses how rapidly a field returns to forest. Nature works quickly. Consider the fact that moose have repatriated the park with a viable breeding population in less than 30 years and accomplished the feat without any human intervention. They came back on their own when the time, and the land, was ripe. Beaver, considered extinct at the turn of the century, were restocked in the Adirondacks beginning in the early 1900’s. By the early 1920’s, beaver were so plentiful that the state was forced to reopen a trapping season on the animal. Currently, the park’s beaver population is considerable. In fact, wildlife biologists believe it was the beaver that actually brought back the moose, through the creation of new wetland habitat. In the west, mountain lion populations have already started to boom, with states like Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado declaring the cats completely recovered. Officials believe that changes in habitat are responsible for cougar returning to Northwest Kansas, Minnesota, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee and Iowa. A population of nearly 500 cats is believed to inhabit southern Ontario’s Algonquin Park. There have also been sightings reported in Vermont, New Brunswick, Quebec, Maine and Massachusetts. Some believe that the slow reappearance of the animals in the east could be the movements of these large ranging cats. Increased protection of wild lands and reduced human hunting pressure may have helped cougar and other predators by protecting the animals and the prey they eat. “Nationwide, there's obviously a wildlife population expansion that's occurring,” explained an official with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, “In the prairie and Midwest, predators like black bears, wolves, and bobcats are beginning to return to spots where they haven't been seen in years. While most news about the environment may be of doom and gloom, I think the cougar is a real wildlife success story.”
someone would eventually discover a roadkilled cat. Others chalk the sightings up to a case of mistaken identity or released cats. The released cat theory is highly credible. The United States has a huge, underground market for exotic cats, such as African lions, tigers and even mountain lions. While cute at a young age, these cats become increasingly aggressive and dominant. Even after owners have them declawed, they are still dangerous animals. Tired of the liabilities of owning a dangerous cat, and no longer able to afford the 8-10 pounds of meat the cats require daily, it’s understandable that an owner can come to release a pet into the wild. The most farfetched, yet commonly reported mountain lion story is the theory that the state, with the knowledge and/or assistance of various environmental groups, has been secretly releasing mountain lions and/or wolves across the park for many years. How, why or with what funds the groups have accomplished such a secret feat has never been fully explained to me. In the story, the ‘Men in Black’ now wear green and never tell anybody what they’re up to. Witnesses claim that “state officials,” (usually a local Environmental Conservation Officer) secretly take a microchip out of the dead cat and swear the witnesses to silence. If this is the case, we better bundle our children and lock the door whenever they come by in that spaceship with flashing lights. Released animals, never having fended for themselves in the wild, often show little fear of humans. In fact, some believe they will gravitate toward humans looking for food. Possibly, this explains why there seem to be a number of cougar sitings in one location for about a month, then the cats are never again seen. It would be very difficult for a declawed cat to obtain food or to defend itself from dogs. Without claws, a cat couldn’t climb a tree to escape a pack of dogs or coyotes. This may also explain why no one ever finds the remains of cats. As a rule, coyotes generally don’t leave much behind. Despite numerous pockets of wild, remote lands, wildlife officials do not believe that a viable, self-sustaining population of mountain lions exists in the park. Most experts agree that the released pet theory explains the majority of such sightings. However, nature is rarely reliable, it remains in a state of flux. The likelihood of cougars traveling a wildlife corridor from Ontario’s Algonquin Park across the St. Lawrence River into New York, as some have suggested, is quite feasible. However, I still can’t understand how such a cat could travel unseen from the St. Lawrence River to Willsboro or Minerva, Newcomb or McKeever, Thurman or Thendara or any of the two dozen other locations that I’ve relieved reports from. For further information or to report cougar sightings please visit the Eastern cougar Network at www.cougarnet.org/northeast.htm
s you read this we’ll be closing the curtains on another northern zone hunting season. This time of year is always a tad deflating. Cleaning out the fridge at camp. Making ice fishing plans with lifetime hunting chums that rarely materialize. If only hunting season lasted all year ... the world would be a happier place. Except for the deer, of course. Oh, and the hunting camp widows. At least the newly wed ones who still miss you when you’re gone. For my crew this season will be marked by a number of great memories — culminating in one of the largest deer we’ve taken in years. Nevertheless, like most camps, we saw a lot less deer this season, especially does. I’ve heard the same almost universally across the board. Crews that traditionally put a baker ’s dozen on the meat pole hung maybe half that this year. Interestingly, though, state wildlife officials are predicting that the overall take will be up slightly higher than last year. Senior Wildlife Biologist Ed Reed told me that, in spite of the anecdotal evidence, the “reported take to date is actually a little ahead of last year.” “We won’t know how this translates into a calculated take until after the season when we can determine the reporting take,” he said. Reed did say hunters also told him they believe the deer herd seemed smaller this year, and said his personal experience in the woods also followed that trend. But, he made a good point in that the weather definitely didn’t make life easy on us. “The weather was horrible for deer hunting most of the season with no snow cover and warm temperatures. The deer just weren’t moving much, especially during the daylight hours, although I did see quite a bit of buck sign in the woods. Our deer check efforts at meat cutters seemed to be low early in the season, but the past couple of weeks have picked up considerably,” Reed said. A look at local buck contests shows a similar trend, with a majority of the bucks weighed in the past couple weeks, though most are reporting less deer overall. The weather gods did smile on us the final weekend, and most had at least a day with tracking snow — even in the valleys. I know a handful of local camps took advantage. The Euba Mills Outlaws in New Russia, for example, more than doubled their season-long take in one weekend, and, word is some guy from E-town named Rabbit broke a long buckless lull with a big-tined eight. Good stuff. John Gereau is managing editor of Denton Publications and an avid outdoorsmen. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cougars in the East Despite such facts, New York state wildlife biologists do not believe that there is a cougar comeback occurring in the state. They cite a lack of physical evidence such as scat, hair, DNA or a carcass. With the growing popularity of ‘Trail Cameras,’ there’s a strong likelihood that somebody would eventually capture a photo of a cat. Likewise, the train of thought goes, if cougars are often being witnessed along the roadways,
Gary Varmette of Crown Point submitted this photograph of a spike horn piebald deer he shot in Saratoga County on the opening day of the southern zone season, Nov. 21. The deer was approximately 70 percent white with patches of brown and grey. Pictured with Varmette is his cousin, Larry Beemis.
Bill Kohen, of Elizabethtown, shot this massive 8-pointer on the last day of the 2009 northern zone season. The buck weighed 182 pounds after being run ragged chasing does and sparring with other bucks for dominance.
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SATURDAY December 12, 2009 es of which are unknown and cannot be ascertained with due diligence; and A petition having been duly filed by Glenn Israel, who is domiciled at 1937 Cherrywood Court, Munster, IN 46321 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate's Court, Warren County, 1340 State Route 9, Lake George, New York, United States, on January 12, 2010, at 9:00 A.M., why a decree should not be made in the Estate of ROBERT J. FISCHER, a/k/a Rober Joel Fischer, lately domiciled at 931 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo, CA 94960, admitting to probate as a will of real and personal property a paper dated January 21, 1994, and directing: Letters of Administration c.t.a. issue to Glenn Israel Dated, Attested and Sealed, November 16, 2009/ HON. JOHN S. HALL, JR. Surrogate Kimberly Mann Deputy Chief Clerk ATTORNEY Name of Attorney: Rober H. Hafner, Esq. Address of Attorney: PO Box 765, Glens Falls 12801 Telephone: 793-6611 THIS CITATION IS SERVED UPON YOU AS REQUIRED BY LAW. YOU ARE NOT OBLIGED TO APPEAR IN PERSON. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY APPEAR FOR YOU. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR, IT WILL BE ASSUMED THAT YOU DO NOT OBJECT TO THE RELIEF REQUESTED. AJ-12/5-12/26/09-4TC-55936 -----------------------------------------
PURSUANT to Section 17-60 of the Horicon Zoning and Project Review Ordinance, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Horicon Zoning Board of Appeals will conduct the following Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 7:30 PM at the Town of Horicon Community Center, 6604 State Rte 8, Brant Lake, NY File # 2009-25 AV Tax Map 55.10-1-22 Golden Pond/Farrell seeking 50' shoreline setback variance and a 5' side yard setback variance and a 3' side yard setback variance to build a 3,869+ square foot home with a walk-out basement on parcel located at 686 Palisades Road. File # 2009-31 AV Tax map 38.20-1-9 Thomas Monaco seeking a 276 square foot building density variance to build a garage with second story apartment on parcel located on 9 Horicon Birches Road. File # 2009-22 AV Tax Map 72.13-1-17 and 72.13-1-16 John Rifenburg per revised plans received on 11/18/09 for a proposed boathouse/ dock/deck on parcel located at 32 Brant Lake Estates Loop. Variance
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$6,000.00 Horicon Free Library $1,000.00 Horicon Senior Citizens $500.00 Chester-Horicon Health Center $5,000.00 Snowmobile Club $3,500.00 Horicon Volunteer Fire Company $189,000.00 At said hearing all interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard either for or
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24 - ADIRONDACK JOURNAL
SATURDAY December 12, 2009
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Adirondack Journal, a Denton Publication. Denton Publications produces nine community weekly publications in northern New York state and Ver...