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On January 2nd, 2016 get ready because The Town of Long Lake will be gearing up to host the 4th Annual Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge at 1pm on the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1258 Main Street in Long Lake, NY in the heart of the Adirondacks. Teams collect pledges and all proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project which enables and helps veteran’s heal and focus on Mind, Body, Economic Empowerment and Engagement.
Polar Bear Plunge on January 2nd, 2016
SURVIVING THE BATTLEFIELD
With advancements in battlefield medicine and body armor, an unprecedented percentage of service members are surviving severe wounds or injuries. For every US soldier killed in World Wars I and II, there were 1.7 soldiers wounded. In Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, for every US soldier killed, seven are wounded. Combined, over 48,000 servicemen and women have been physically injured in the recent military conflicts.
Long Lake Polar Bear Plunge Highlight Video
In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war inc ... Read more
The weather forecasters keep calling for the “Dead Frost” and on some maps it says “past peak” but for those explorers of the northern Adirondacks there is still color on the leaves. It won’t be long now, the wind is blowing, the pine needles are falling and soon we will be waiting for the cold breath of fall to lead us to winter.
So to eek the most out of the season we’ve produced a video in conjunction with The Wild Center who generously lent us their drone and excellent operator/cinemotographer, Rick Godin last fall (during peak) and we managed to add this birdseye video view to our collection.
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As the mountains turn to fire with the colors of fall let’s celebrate the changing of the seasons with the Fall Fire Festival On October 10th, 12pm – 4pm and Harvest Craft Fair from 10am – 4pm! Find us along Long Lake’s Main Street. Long Lake Town Hall is 1204 Main Street and the Long Lake Central School lawn is right across the street. Parking available at the Long Lake Town Hall and Long Lake Central School.
The Harvest Craft Fair boasts a number of gifted and creative artisans bringing you American Made products. Look for Santa’s Attic & Mrs Claus’ Kitchen – herbal & spice blends, soup-bread mixes, assorted cheeses, Rustic Creations – Rustic Furniture, Chipman Woodworks/Gary Pierce – wooden bowls, rolling pins, and cheese boards, Moose River Candle Company selling soy candles, handmade soaps, hiking sticks and keychains, Bob & Linda Jones selling wooden fish & duck decoys, swans, herons, geese & loons, Piece by Piece selling stained glass, suncatchers, night lights, panels 3-D stars, plant stakes, Fauna on Flora selling Etched Tree Fun ... Read more
Joan Collins from Adirondack Avian Expeditions, a local birding and guiding expert, travels frequently, early in the morning and spots incredible wildlife. On September 21, 2015 Joan photographed this Bull Moose along Route 28N in Long Lake (about 3/4 miles past the rest area) heading towards Newcomb at 8 a.m.
Moose on route 28N in Long Lake NY in the Adirondacks
Joan stopped for a sad reason, having spotted a dead baby Black Bear in the middle of the road. Joan was in the car trying to find something that to pull the bear out of the road when she glanced in the rearview mirror and saw the huge animal entering the highway behind the vehicle. Joan grabbed her camera and stayed by the car with the door open, ready for a quick getaway in case the moose decided to get aggresive. Based on Joan’s account she was amazed at the length of time the bull took to stare at her. As the bull moose walked a few steps toward her when a car came along and frightened it off the road. Two men who work for the highway department showed up a few seconds later and told her it was the third (road-killed) baby bear they have ... Read more
Hoss’s Country Corner announces OctoBEARfest at Hoss’s Campground at 1142 Main Street, Long Lake, NY on October 3rd from 10am-4pm. This benefit festival will be raising funds for Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund through the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital. This fund helps cancer patients with their out-of-pocket expenses including gas cards, co-pays, lodging assistance, pre-paid cell phone minutes and prescription co-payments. Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund was set-up in memory of Randall Favreau who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2011.
Peter Vroman will perform starting at 2:30pm
A roster of talented musicians have stepped forward to donate their performance time from 10am until 4pm. Performances include a solo performance by Paul Roalsvig, known in the music world as Yod Crewsy. Originally from Buffalo, formerly of the Splat Cats, Jacklords and Dark Marbles, Yod will kick off the event with a mix of songs with something for everyone. The featured performance will kick off at 2:30pm by The Pete Vroman Band. Eric Granger and Placid Productions will be donating time and equi ... Read more
Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School of American landscape painting, visited Long Lake, NY in 1846. Cole was accompanied by his student, Benjamen McConkey from Ohio, Louis Legrand Noble, his pastor and eventual biographer from St. Luke’s Church in Catskill, N,Y, and the noted Adirondack guide, John Cheney. He produced many sketches of the area on this trip and completed at least two paintings of Long Lake in his studio after wards, though these paintings have been “lost” to the world of art history—in fact, Hudson River School scholars have doubted or ignored their existence, denying the locality of Long Lake a place on Cole’s artistic map and completely obscuring our place in the annals of our first great National school of art.
This September on Monday, the 28th, Matt DeLaMater, Research Fellow at the New York State Museum and doctoral student at SUNY Albany , will revisit Cole’s trip to Long Lake with slides of his drawings and paintings. DeLaMater, a summer resident, is trying to locate the paintings Cole produced of Long Lake, and restore formal recognition to the importance o ... Read more