Posts on Mar 2011

Artists Come out of the Woods

Over thirty artists and crafters living and working in Long Lake, NY have become part of an exciting new effort to establish a cooperatively-run group to support local artists and crafts people.

While the idea of establishing an Artisan’s Cooperative had been on the minds of many residents for quite some time, the momentum built this winter and the group was launched.

Founding Members and planning committee include, Caleb Davis, Louisa Austin Woodworth, Chuck Taylor, Sally Neenan, Laurinda Minke, Christine LaRocque. Members of the group also include 5th and 6th generation guideboat builders, painters, woodworkers, photographers, and many more.

The Long Lake Artisan’s Cooperative will foster the presentation and recognition of local arts and crafts as a vital part of Adirondack cultural heritage and the economy. The group will encourage creative expression and education through exhibitions of its member’s works, demonstrations, workshops and classes.

Events Slated
Long Lake Artisan’s are invited to a potluck dinner at the Long Lake Town Hall Nutrition Site on April 14th at 5pm. All interested Long Lake residents wishing to participate in the Long Lake Artisan’s Cooperative are encouraged to rsvp to or call 518-624-3077 to sign up.

Art on the Water, a new event, is slated for Saturday, July 16th at the Long Lake Town Beach. From 10am – 5pm members of the Long Lake Artisan’s Cooperative will present workshops, exhibit and showcase their works as part of the Long Lake Waterfront Weekend which includes the Cool Crazy Boat Regatta, Float Night, the Wooden Boat Show and the Art and Photo Show at the Long Lake Town Hall.

Adirondack Hotel

ATM located in the tap room.

2nd Adirondack Quilt Camp Slated

On June 26th through June 29th , 2011 the Town of Long Lake, New York will host Adirondack Quilt Camp at Long Lake Central School. Quilters of all levels and range of experience are invited to gather in the Adirondacks to learn, sew and share the unique camaraderie of quilting. Adirondack Quilt Camp is sponsored by The Town of Long Lake, Patti’s Quilting and Fabrics in Glens Falls and Calico Gals in Syracuse.

This event will showcase twenty three different classes with eleven quilting instructors. A sampling of the classes and teachers include: Wool Applique with Melonie Unger, Beginner Crazy Quilting with Marilyn Urciuoli, Hand Appliqué with Rae Peer, and Dresden Plate with Linda Bennett. The talented instructors boast resumes highlighting national awards, and multiple years of instruction. Check out for photographs and full listing of the teachers and classes offered.

In addition to traditional quilt workshops offered there will be a two-day children’s class and Open Studio will also be available.

Classes will be held during the day and special events are lined up for the evening including presentations by our vending sponsors including Calico Gals based out of Syracuse, NY and Patti’s Quilting and Fabrics based out of Glens Falls, NY.

Daily rates and full three-day workshop rates are currently offered at a reduced price until May 1st. Register today as space is limited. Local lodgings including the Shamrock Motel & Cottages, The Adirondack Hotel, Sandy Point and Green Harbor Motel and Cottages are offering special discounts for Adirondack Quilt Camp.

More information and registration materials are available at and or call (518) 624-3077 or e-mail

Lady Orange Heads to Potsdam

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From the Press Republican:

March 12, 2011
Brother vs. Brother
Reynolds siblings coach Bulldogs, Orange in Class D game
JOHN CORYER Press-Republican
Just call it fate.
When Section VII champion Indian Lake/Long Lake battles Section X champion Chateaugay today at noon at Potsdam State’s Maxcy Hall in the NYPHSAA Class D girls’ basketball regional finals, it will be brother against brother on the coaching lines.
John Reynolds is the coach of the Orange and younger brother Chris the coach of the Bulldogs. One stands in the way of the other as a berth in the Final Four is at hand.
“How cool is that?” replied John. “One of us in going to the Final Four. He (Chris) was at our game against Ford Edward, and he was our biggest fan. He’s a really good coach, and I’m sure he’s preparing like crazy.
“Chateaugay is also my old school and I’m still part Bulldog.”
“We talked about something like this happening but felt it would be a rare chance if it did,” said Chris. “It’s hard to get where we are at right now.
“I’ve been coaching my whole life it seems and now I’m coaching against my brother and niece (Carli). It’s going to be a tough game. We have a gameplan going in and will try to follow it. But, John is very organized.”
Indian Lake/Long Lake (20-2), after winning a sectional title for the first-time ever in any girls’ sport with a 40-24 victory over defending Section VII champion Westport at the Plattsburgh State Field House, advanced to the regional finals with a thrilling 52-51 win over Section II’s Fort Edward on Tuesday.
Melanie Pierson, who has averaged four points a game this season, scored a team-high 15 and was followed by standout Carli Reynolds with 13 and Allison Pine, 11.
Reynolds hit both ends of a one-and-one with three seconds left to send the game into overtime and Pine, with Reynolds getting the assist, scored what proved to be the game-winning basket.
“We don’t play against anyone like Fort Edward in the regular season,” John said. “They really get at you and are relentless. I’m so proud of the kids. They tried to put the pressure on someone else and Melanie Pierson came through for us.
“Carli came through for us at the end of regulation. She made sure of her mechanics and hit both free throws. I was pretty proud of her.”
“Carli is very dangerous,” said Chris. “She can score a number of different ways and has a great supporting cast.
“Fort Edward forced them into getting points from other places and they did. I’m concerned because Indian Lake/Long Lake is a strong defensive team.”
Chateaugay (16-6) fell in the semifinals of the Section X overall playoffs after winning the Section X Class D championship and had a bye to the regional final.
On the way to winning the sectionals, the No. 3 seed Bulldogs defeated No. 6 seed Colton-Pierrepont, 52-22 in the quarterfinals, No. 2 seed Hammond, 54-46, in the semifinals where Courtney Boyea nailed five three-pointers and No. 1 seed Hermon-Dekalb, 31-22, in a low-scoring title game.
“We’ve peaked at the right time and practices have been outstanding,” said Chris. “We still have a very young team, but they are getting very excited about basketball.
“We have been able to stay in games because of our defense.”
The two teams did meet earlier in the season in Chateaugay and the Bulldogs emerged with a 37-30 victory. Boyea led the way with 14 points, while Raquel Fowler added 10 points and 15 rebounds and Makayla Fleury, 10 points and eight boards.
Carli Reynolds scored 17 of Indian Lake/Long Lake’s points and Allison Pine added seven along with doing her usual good work in the rebounding department.
“Chateaugay did a good job in their man-to-man defense,” said John. “They did a good job on Carli and we just didn’t knock down enough shots.
“But, our whole town is so excited about this game — even the neighboring community. It’s really cool and we hope we can keep it going.”
The Bulldogs, ranked fifth in the state, are led in scoring by Boyea (13.1), Fowler (10.7) and Fleury (8.2). The Orange, ranked seventh, counter with Reynolds (20.0), Pine (9.1) and Murphy Farrell (5.9).
Team statistics
Chateaugay Bulldogs (16-6)
Player     gp     fg     ft     tp     ave.
C. Boyea     22     107     31     288     13.1
Raquel Fowler     21     80     50     225     10.7
Makayla Fleury     22     67     46     180     8.2
Hannah Cook     22     42     15     102     4.6
Abby Barnes     22     29     18     77     3.5
     3-point goals
Boyea     43     Fowler          15
Indian Lake/Long Lake
Orange (20-2)
Player     gp     fg     ft     tp     ave.
Carli Reynolds     22     xx     xx     438     20.0
Allison Pine     22     xx     xx     201     9.1
3-point goals
Reynolds     21

Driving Around Long Lake Checking the Roads

Long Lake, NY March 7, 2011. The Snowstorm we hoped didn’t exist dumped between 18-24 inches of snow depending on the yard stick used. The banks have reached epic proportions for Long Lake. The video doesn’t do the actual scenery justice.

The snow has tapered off leaving mounds of snowpiles, cars yet to be unburied and many many driveways seeking a plow out. The music for this video is Deep Forest, Spa Music. Figured that driving around in a snowstorm in Long Lake is as close to the spa as we’re going to get today.[wpvideo JcO33MkL]

Snow Day in March

March continues to roar into Long Lake, unpredictable, voracious and wicked. In one week we’ve seen rain, thaw, and two feet of snow.

Long Lake Fine Woodworking

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