Posts on Nov 2011

First Storm of the Season

The Town of Long Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains boasted 6 inches of snow on Wednesday, November 23rd. While it didn’t surpass other surrounding towns with snowfall total, it still required every snowplow in the area to go out and clear off driveways. One plow owner plowed twenty-three driveways in a matter of a few hours.

Ice started to form on Jennings Park Pond and the inlets and bays of Long Lake, but not enough to stick for very long. Covered docks bore the brunt of the heavy wet snowfall. One covered dock, visible from the Town Bridge, was partially submerged next to the shore. Over the weekend the snowpack melted and the dock has visibly recovered.

Unfrozen lake and heavy, wet snow starts to sink covered dock

Braving the snow for the Town Wide Photo

On Thanksgiving Day thirty-five hearty folks trampled on the snow covered ball field for the Town Wide Photograph, that’s up 75% participation from 2010.

Coming up is Celebrate the Season debuting with the live musical performance of Cinderella on Friday, December 2, 2011 at the Long Lake Town Hall at 7:30pm. Kids under 12 are FREE. Did you hear that? Kids under 12 are free! Don’t miss this show! Great performances by Long Lake actors and actresses including Natalie Luxford as the Fairy Godmother, who’s hilarious characterization stuns the crowd into feats of uproarious laughter. Singer/songwriter Jason Hall explodes on stage as the Prince’s Steward, Lionel. Jason sings, dances and manages to balance Lionel’s complete panic with composure and control, but taking the audience along on the ride.

Cinderella and her entourage

Other regional actors participate in the project to bring the Cinderella magic to life on stage including Colleen Pine from Indian Lake. This week Colleen is performing in Violet at the University of Miami, but she’ll be back on Friday for the show! The community cast has created a cohesive and delightful production for all ages to enjoy. Purchase tickets online at Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts or by calling 518-352-7715.

Saturday Evening everyone is encouraged to attend the Snowball Gala at the Big Tupper Ski Lodge from 7pm – Midnight. Guests will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine as well as a diverse selection of live music. Tickets for the snowball can be purchased at Snowball Tickets Call 518-624-3077 to catch a ride on the Little Bus.

On Friday, December 9th the Long Lake Library will be hosting Tupper Lake Band, Abbott Hayes, for a free concert at 8pm. From Indie Update: “With musical influences such as The Beatles, REM, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Elliot Smith on the list, Abbott Hayes couldn’t go too far off course.” The Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Library received funding from the Stewart’s Shops Matching Fund grant program to sponsor this great event for all ages, and area teens are encouraged to come enjoy this live rock concert.

On Saturday, December 10th the Friends of the Long Lake Library host a Christmas Craft Fair at Long Lake Central School starting at 10am. George and Elizabeth Cordes of the High Peaks Opera Studio will be performing “A Winter’s Journey in Song” at 7:30pm. Concert is free. Donations accepted at the door.

The Long Lake Lights are back! Long Lake will be putting out a map featuring highlighted homes that are decorated for the season. Come on over to Long Lake, check out the lights and visit a small business while you’re here! Long Lake Lights Special Stop

Look for Zumba, Saturday mornings at the Long Lake Town Hall at 9am.

Lunch with Santa will be on Saturday, December 17th starting at 11:30am. Long Lake residents can sign up their children by calling 518-624-3077. Please let us know the name, age, and the kind of toy on your child’s wishlist this season.

Hope to see you in Long Lake, the best place to be in the Adirondacks!

Adirondack Affair 2011 Episode 2

Grace Duryea (Martha Byrne) has just arrived in Long Lake Adirondack Affair Episode 1 2011 after the death of her father. A mysterious stranger, Charlotte (Ellen Dolan) is very concerned about Grace’s arrival and is on edge and ready to reveal a secret.

An Adirondack Affair is an event held every fall in Long Lake for fans of soap operas to get a chance to get to know the nuts and bolts of producing a soap opera. In 2011 fans joined two-Time Emmy Winner Martha Byrne and Emmy-nominee Ellen Dolan for a fun-filled weekend including a cabaret performance and on-camera acting with the actresses. The actresses shot scripted scenes with attendees. Seventeen pages of material were shot in six hours at four different locations with little or no rehearsal. Fans received their dialogue the morning of taping. No auditions, no stress of the casting call, just crazy, fast, rapid fire acting fun in an incredibly short turnaround time. Director Fritz Brekeller (All My Children) hopped in with little prep time to pull all the elements together.

The Town of Long Lake is thrilled to receive national media attention in the Novemeber 21st, 2011 publication of the magazine CBS Soaps in Depth. Alexandra Roalsvig, Long Lake Tourism Director, helped organize and coordinate the weekend by inviting Martha Byrne, Ellen Dolan and Fritz Brekeller up to do on the spot video taping with fans. “This event was a chance to introduce Long Lake to a new audience. Fans have the one an one chance to interact with some terrific talent and I get the chance to feature local Long Lake businesses as the backdrop for the story. The actors are thrilled to come to the Adirondack region and help promote Long Lake to a wider audience.”

Featured in this episode is Jason Hall, a local Long Laker and noted musician and songwriter, current member of the Fat River Kings band. Jason has a huge catalog of original songs he has written, he often appears locally at Open Mike Nights and he will also be in the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts upcoming production of Cinderella.

Find a copy of CBS Soaps in Depth, on stands now (November 21) for photos, info and more scoop about the fun weekend.

In 2012 Adirondack Affair will be the last weekend in September. Don’t miss it! More original material to be scripted. For more info check out

Link to: Adirondack Affair 2011 Episode 1

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