Art Installation and Snow Sculptures in Long Lake

Artistic Rendering of Snow Sculptures

Last year artists Matt Burnett and Scott Fuller were tapped by the Town of Long Lake to create illuminated snow sculptures, but a warm March and diminished snowpack depleted snow supplies too quickly. On January 13, 2011, artists, Burnett and Fuller will finally unveil their vision as they begin construction of their exhibit “E-Lumination” in three locations around Long Lake, New York.

Artists Matt Burnett and Scott Fuller will be constructing a series of illuminated snow sculptures. The project, loosely titled “E-lumination,” will entail molded sculptural forms in snow with light projected on them. The work will be directed by the artists and will entail cooperation with local town resources including the Long Lake Highway Department and Parks and Recreation.

Burnett, who is a native of Long Lake and known for his paintings and exploration of Adirondack Wilderness, has been working with Fuller on several large scale outdoor installations in recent years. The pair first collaborated in 2006 at Mt. Desert Island with kinetic sculpture for an outdoor invitational (Non-Sentient Free Range Organisms) , and then again in 2008 at Saranac Lake’s winter carnival (Community Spiral) with a large scale illuminated ice structure.

The two artists, who met at Maine College of Art’s MFA program, have both long been interested in working with natural processes and environments. Fuller, who has been involved with a wide range of projects (from wood fired kilns in Hawaii to sculptures cut out of sheet metal from designs created on the computer), has really taken to the snow since moving to the north east (he lives in Poland, Maine). The several “fire and ice” public works that Fuller accomplished in the city of Portland (see photograph) are what lead to their associated with the Palace building crew in Saranac Lake. “We have plenty of winter, plenty of snow and plenty of ice; rather then complaining about it and waiting it out for half the year, I love the idea of celebrating what is unusual and beautiful about winter.” says Burnett. “I have been working with ice for some time, there is so much complexity and power in the way ice and snow form and dominate this time of year.”

Both artists have shown their work regionally and internationally. Fuller was most recently a finalist for a sculpture contest at the Bejing Olympics, where his design for a monumental sculpture toured China. “I really enjoy working with Scott, “ says Burnett, “We always challenge each other to work outside of our comfort zone, he’s really fun and reliable to work with, and our collaboration has resulted in some of the best work we have accomplished.”

The project will take place in several locations and will feature some imagery relating to local history. Artist Matt Burnett talked about the close influence of his hometown on his professional career as an artist. “It’s in all of my paintings” he explains, “I owe my success to the inspiration of the Adirondack wilderness and also the support of my family and hometown community.” This project is a way of my giving back to the community that has given me so much. Burnett explained that some of the imagery shown in “E-lumination” will relate to local history. There will be a prize for people able to name all of the locations and faces projected over the week long project, so Long Lake is encouraged to keep their eyes peeled…especially long timers! The projections will likely be in place in time for the Long Lake Winter Carnival.

Installation is tentatively slated for Thursday, January 13th and 14th at various location in and around town. In case of inclement weather, or a January thaw, look for the alternative date, January 20th for installation. Curious on-lookers and members of the public are encouraged to attend while Matt and Scott build forms and install the projection equipment with assistance from the Long Lake Highway Department.

Community Spiral in Saranac Lake, NY

Once installed it will be best seen at night and members of the community are encouraged to view it every night as the images will change. The Town of Long Lake will be sponsoring a contest to identify people, events or locations shown in the slides. The exhibit will run for a full week with official “opening” on Friday, January 14th to kick off Winter Carnival.

This project is made possible in part from support from the following organizations: The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks, New York State Foundation for the Arts, The Adirondack Museum, The Town of Long Lake, Gillis Reality and with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts Decentralization Regrant Program. In Hamilton County the Decentralization Program is administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake.

2010 Celebrate the Season Video Long Lake, NY

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Merry Christmas Everyone. That’s right… our office never stops! A video postcard. Share with friends and family! See you in 2011 (if not sooner!)

Christmas Season Hits Long Lake

On Thursday, December 16th the Long Lake Town Hall Senior Nutrition Site was visited by Santa Claus. Folks of all ages joined together in a traditional holiday feast served up by the Warren / Hamilton County Office of the Aging. The Town of Long Lake and area businesses joined forces to provide fun surprise gifts from area businesses.

Area businesses donated a portion or the full amount to the program including Stewart’s Shops, providing over $125 in gift cards, Kickerville Mobil, Shear Images, Hoss’s Country Corner, The Cellar Restaurant and Pub, the Adirondack Hotel, Natural Beauty, Cyber Creek Internet Deli and Café, the Long Lake Diner, and Bozak’s Garage.

The prizes were handed out by Santa Claus, Bob Tice, and Supervisor Clark Seaman. Winners included: June Musmerci, Delores Traver, Bernie Pfleger, John Rayome, Regina Dunn, Trudy Hooker, Edith Smith, Lorraine Spengler, Richard Williams, Edith Hall and George Green.

The Town of Long Lake Sponsored a Christmas Decorating Contest. Voting was open to the public and we had fifteen paper ballots and seven on-line ballots.


Best Decorated Home:

1st: Johnny and Lisa Walker

2nd: Valerie and Norm Galvagni

3rd: Sam and Jim Bateman

Best Decorated Business:
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1st: Hoss’s

2nd: The Cellar

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3rd: Shear Images

Congratulations and have a safe, healthy holiday season.

Got plans for New Years? Come to Long Lake and ride the free bus around town to get to all the New Year’s Celebrations. In fact, book all your winter weekend getaways in Long Lake. Great fun for the kids and always fun for the grownups!

Kentile’s Home on Rice Road

Howe’s Home on Deerland Road

Long Lake Receives Snowmobile Grant

The Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is pleased to announce the New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has approved a grant to offset the cost of trail development, maintenance and grooming 70 miles of snowmobile trails in Long Lake and Raquette Lake. This year’s grant award is $43,980.

This year, $4.3 million is to be made available to municipalities for the maintenance, development and support of approximately 10,500 miles of trail throughout the state. The funding is based upon the fees collected from snowmobile registrations. If there are insufficient registrations to support the total award of funds, an adjustment to the final 30% payment will be made.

Please join the local Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club and register your sled. Winter has arrived and the trails will be open before you know it. Gear up and get ready. Rev those engines. Safety first!

Also The Town of Long Lake has a new website – to find information on Snowmobile Trail conditions find us under What 2 Do or Calendar of Events to link to information about Snowmobile Events.

Long Lake Winter Carnival is Saturday, January 15th
Raquette Lake Winter Carnival is Saturday, February 19th – Sunday, February 20th.
Winter Wacky Wonderland Week, February 20th – 26th in Long Lake featuring Winter Shorts Theatre Festival, Hip Hop Dance Class, X-C Ski Clinic, Winter Snow Sculpture Building, Long Lake Winter Olympics and lots and lots of Winter Fun!

Come on! Bring the family! We’ll keep you entertained. Small town fun and charm. Escape the rat race and experience Long Lake.

Celebrate the Season in Long Lake

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The Town of Long Lake is pleased to announce a holiday collaboration with the Long Lake Library and the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts for “Celebrate the Season” December 3 – 5th.

On Friday, December 3rd don’t miss out on Annie, The Musical. The show will be at the Long Lake Town Hall at 7pm. Tickets are available on line at or by calling 352-7715. The classic musical, featuring a cast from all over the Adirondacks, comes to life as part of the Arts Center’s Regional Holiday Production. Don’t miss out as little orphan Annie overcomes great odds to find a better life. A perfect holiday production!

On Saturday, December 4th the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Library and Friends will be sponsoring a Christmas Craft Fair at the Long Lake Central School starting at 10am. Vendors, crafters, food by the Cybercreek Café, and fun events for the kids will be at the school gym.

At 1pm look for the Long Lake Little Bus departing from the school parking lot for a unique tour of shops and crafters working in their Long Lake homes. Look for tour stops to include the Adirondack Cottage Store, a Christmas Display at Samantha Bateman’s, Wool Spinning at Adirondack Fibers, candlemaking at Jocinda Evans and a unique array of original art and creations at Louisa Woodworth’s studio. There will be holiday piano music at the Adirondack Hotel, special deals at Hoss’s Country Corner and much much more.

Maps of the tour will be available at area businesses and the tour operates from 1pm to 4pm. The Little Bus will be shuttling people around town, but everyone is welcome to drive themselves. If you are interested in being a vendor at the craft fair contact Jackie Mallery at 624-2056 or if you would like to be a stop on the town tour contact Long Lake Parks and Recreation at 624-3077.

Saturday evening the Cellar Restaurant and Pub welcomes the “Not Too Far From Home” comedy act at 9pm featuring comic Aaron David Ward. Tickets are $10 or $12 at the door. There is limited seating so get your tickets today by calling 624-5539.

Sunday, December 5th at 12:30pm the Crèche celebration will commence at the Long Lake Town Hall. Refreshments, coffee and cookies will be served followed by a vocal concert at 3:30pm by Mark Perry of Bolton Landing at the United Methodist Church.

Also December 4th officially kicks off the Decorating Contest slated to be judged for cash prizes on December 17th and 18th. Dust off your tinsel, get out the lights and check the electrical. Long Lake is lighting up for the holiday season! Categories include Best Decorated Home and Best Decorated Business. Check us out on the web at

Long Lake Summer 2010 World Premiere Video

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Click, play watch and enjoy and if you want to be the next one in it for 2011… guess you’ll have to come up and be in it next summer in Long Lake, NY!

Adirondack Avian Expeditions & Workshops

Bird Guiding Business (year-round) Hiking, camping, caneoing, skiing, snowshoeing, and carbirding trips. Many Presentations on avian topics.

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Long Laker Gets A Big Job

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Administrator Thomas D’Agostino today welcomed Anne M. Harrington as the new NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation. Ms. Harrington will manage NNSA’s $2.7 billion nuclear nonproliferation program, in more than 100 countries to secure vulnerable nuclear material around the world, stop nuclear smuggling, and prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

“Anne Harrington brings more than two decades of nonproliferation and threat reduction experience to this position and is the perfect choice to lead the world’s largest nonproliferation program,” said Administrator D’Agostino. “Her experience in government, non-profit and private sectors both domestically and internationally are tremendous assets in helping to implement the unprecedented nuclear security agenda President Obama outlined in his 2009 speech in Prague.”

Ms. Harrington most recently served as Director of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control from 2005 to 2010. Prior to her service at the National Academy, Ms. Harrington served at the U.S. Department of State as an expert on nonproliferation and cooperative threat reduction, and was responsible for developing policy and implementing programs aimed at preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and missile expertise in Russia and Eurasia.

“I am honored that President Obama has given me the opportunity to lead NNSA’s nonproliferation programs and work with our international partners,” said Deputy Administrator Harrington. “I look forward to working with the talented and dedicated nuclear security professionals across our enterprise and around the world to keep the American people safe and secure.”

Ms. Harrington graduated with a bachelor’s of arts degree from St. Lawrence University, an M.A. from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. from the National Defense University National War College. She has two children, Meredith and Owen Lynch.

Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science in the nation’s national security enterprise. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability, and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; reduces the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad.

Long Lake Apartments and Season Rentals

One Year Lease Apartments
As low as $650 month w/ Heat & Electric Included. View of Lake and Mountains
1 and 2 Bedroom Units Available

Snowmobiling Lodging Special

3-4 Month Winter Season, as Low as $200 a week
Heated Garage or Barn Space Available for Snowmobiles!
Stop Packing! Stop Trailering! Save Gas! Leave your gear and sleds right here!
Arrive and Leave Whenever You Want All Winter!!
One or Two Bedroom Units Available
Right On the Trail (North Point Road)

NY State Gubernatorial Candidates

Here is one of the candidates running for governor.

And if you’d like to read more about the upcoming election or watch a wrap up on the debate and for a link to the 90 minute debate check this out from NY1.

The information in this post is not a reflection of any political opinion. No candidates are endorsed on this website. It is here for entertainment and education only.

You’ll have to cut and paste this link because I don’t have time to properly link it.