Posts on Jan 2015

Hey Jude Beatles Tribute Band to Play Long Lake

Hey Jude, an authentic Beatles Tribute Band will perform on March 7th at the Long Lake Town Hall, 7pm. at 1204 Main Street, (the LL Fire Hall). Tickets are available by calling 518.624.3077. $12 in advance / $15 at the Door. Cash or Check only. Checks payable to the Town of Long Lake, PRT, PO Box 496, Long Lake, NY 12847.

Authentic Beatles Tribute, Hey Jude hits the stage March 7th in Long Lake NY

Authentic Beatles Tribute, Hey Jude hits the stage March 7th in Long Lake NY

“Hey Jude…The Tribute” is John Lennon impersonator Tom Lennon Raider, Paul McCartney Impersonator Brad “Paul”Jarvis, Drummer Don “Ringo” Ackerman and Guitarist/Vocalist Rick Bedrosian as George Harrison (also Keyboardist Rich Coogan). This top flight, four/five piece rock and roll band plays high quality, exciting renditions of songs written or performed by The Beatles spanning their entire decade together.

Hey Jude The Tribute Band performs in Long Lake, NY on March 7th 2015

Hey Jude The Tribute Band performs in Long Lake, NY on March 7th 2015

All songs are performed with the precision of the studio matched with the energy of the live environment to give the audience the best of both worlds. Shows feature authentic costumes and instruments.

All dialogue in the show is designed to engage the audience which is encouraged to sing along, clap along and join in on hitting all the high notes. The music takes the audience on an enjoyable and energetic Musical Mystery Tour touching on hit songs and album tracks alike pleasing Beatle fans of all tastes.

“Hey Jude…The Tribute” covers all the bases including early era Beatles pop favorites such as “Love Me Do”, I’ll Get You” “She Loves You”, “Do You Want To Know A Secret”,”I Want To Hold Your Hand”, “All My Loving”, “From Me To You”, “Twist & Shout”, “I Saw Her Standing There”, “This Boy”, “Please Please Me”, “A Hard Day’s Night”, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “I Should Have Known Better”, “If I Fell”, “You Can’t Do That”, “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You”, “I Feel Fine” and “Ticket To Ride”, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Eight Days A Week”, “I’ll Be Back”, “The Night Before”, “Yesterday”, “Help!”,”You’re going To Lose That Girl”, “She’s A Woman”, “Day Tripper”, “I Need You” along with Rubber Soul gems such as “In My Life” and “Norwegian Wood”. The Psychedelic era is represented by such Beatle classics as “Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds”and “Yellow Submarine“. Fans of the later years will enjoy the driving rock and roll of “Revolution”, “Ob La Di-Ob La Da”, “Come Together”, and more. Performances also include Lennon’s solo crowning jewel, “Imagine” and of course, “Hey Jude”.

“Hey Jude…The Tribute” is the look, the sound and the excitement of The Beatles and the music that became the soundtrack for a whole generation.

Cardboard Sled Racing Video Highlights 2015

The 14th Annual Long Lake Cardboard Sled Races took place on Saturday, January 17th at Mt. Sabbatis Recreation Area with temperatures hovering around 13 degrees.

The results are in.

Official Moonlighters Winter Carnival Results 2015

King and Queen and Princess, Craig, Amber & Olivia Wamback took over the reign of the festivities.


12 & Under Cardboard Sled Race – Individual – 1st, Ruby Lewin 2nd Reid Waite 3rd Kaden Kadaronak

12 & Under Team Race – SU Riders, Brendan and Evan Walker, Batman & Robin Garrit Clark, ADK Boat, Hannah, Luke, Kaleb, Makenzie Keller

13-17 Team Race – 1. Winter Cruise Mackenzie, Dylan and Raigan LaPorte, 2 ST 122 with Austin Pierce and Chandler Brown, 3rd, Frozen with Lillian Dechene, Karlee Rockstroh, Harry Katz, Ethan Kohl

18 & Up 1st Sheri Cook Keller, 2nd Team Corn with Catherine Hunt and Jules Pierce, 3rd Snow Splitter with Kodee and Brittany Olbert, Sierra & Dave Olbert

Check out the latest on youtube for the Cardboard Sled Highlight Reel. Hilarious Fun!

Adk Cardboard Racing Circuit Stats
1st Winter Cruise the LaPorte Family
2nd Ruby Lewin

Best in Show
1. Winter Cruise, The LaPorte Family
2. Frozen, Lillian Dechene, Karlee Rockstroh, Harry Katz, Ethan Kohn
3. Long Lake Rescue Boat, Reid Waite & Jimmy Waite

Goalie’s Day Off- Connor Lyons

One-Shot Basketball – Pat Lyons

Men’s Longest Golf Drive
1. Brian Nadeau
2. Kodee Olbert
3. Paul Brown

Wackiest Hat Contest
1. Brian Penrose for his Moose Hat
2. Abbie Roalsvig for her White Polka Dot Hat
3. Sam Keller for Coyote Hat

Ladies Frying Pan Toss
1. Paula O’Brien-Piraino 57.8 feet
2. Hillarie Logan-Dechene 56.5 feet
3. Prudence Dechene 49.1 feet

Broomball Champions

Team GNAR with
Connor Lyons
Patrick Lyons
Ranya Hamdan
Henry Sandiford
Meg Smith

Long Lake Winter Carnival 2015

Did someone say Cardboard Sled Races and Ladies Frying Pan Toss? Are people up in the Adirondacks just having a little bit of crazy fun?

Yes we are!

Check out our 2014 Winter Carnival Highlight Reel and Join us on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Mt. Sabbatis Geiger Arena!

12pm – Snowmobile Parade
12:30pm – Coronation
1pm – Cardboard Sled Races
1:30pm – Townwide Photo with Royalty
1:45pm- One Shot Basketball
2:15pm – Mens Longest Golf Drive & Kids Games
3:00pm – Ladies Frying Pan Toss
4:00pm – Goalies Day Off
4:30pm – Broomball Tournament
6:30pm – Fireworks Extravaganza!

Little Bus Shuttle Running 3pm until Last Call. Call 480-8846.

Snowmobile Trails are groomed and open!

Meeting Slated in Long Lake NY: Microenterprise Grant Funding Available

Essex County in partnership with Hamilton County applied for and was awarded an Adirondack Park Upper Hudson Recreation Hub Grant, creating the Hub Microenterprise Program. The total amount awarded for this program was $100,000.

There will be an Informational meeting on the Microenterprise Grant Program on January 15, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at the Long Lake Town Hall at 1201 Main Street, NYS Route 30. (the Fire House/red brick building at the top of the hill across from Long Lake Central School/Bank/Library).


The Microenterprise Grant Program (MGP) will be established to provide grants to eligible expanding or start up Microenterprise businesses, located in Essex County, the towns of Minerva, Newcomb and North Hudson and in Hamilton County, the towns of Indian Lake and Long Lake. As qualified businesses are identified through an application process, the MGP will provide resolution to small businesses lack of access to capital and assist businesses to offer a more relevant mix of wares, goods and services to help improve the viability of the businesses, to become more sustainable and retain and create new jobs.

These communities will be investing in amenities to promote a spectrum of recreational opportunities and the use of the State lands, which will enhance and increase visitations to the communities to enjoy the surrounding Forest Preserve and Conservation Easement lands.

The MGP will strengthen the linkages between communities and the surrounding Recreational Hub, attract revenue from recreating visitors, enhance the quality of life for the residents and leverage other private funding sources that will maximize the benefit that communities can realize through increased public use of the former Finch/Nature Conservancy lands.

The MGP will enhance nature access points by businesses that cater directly to the recreational visitor (such as bait shops, back country supply shops and other commercial and guide services), located in the communities center (the areas that are designed to be market driven) of economic activity and tourist accommodations, that offer the potential for walkability and increased commercial activity, providing multiple consolidated visitor service (such as restaurants, lodging, shops, gear and guides). Overall the MPG will significantly improve tourism and recreation related businesses to become sustainable and more economically viable, which will also improve the resident’s quality of life.

A Microenterprise is a business that employs or will employ nine (9) or fewer persons, including the business owner or owners. To be eligible for assistance, an existing microenterprise business must retain and or create jobs. The grant funds from the Microenterprise program can be used to: purchase equipment, furniture & fixtures, inventory and be used for operating expenses, marketing, and working capital and start up costs. All grant applicants must complete Adirondack Upper Hudson Recreation Hub Microenterprise Program, Business Development & Enhancement training Program.
For information, please contact the Essex County IDA at 518-873-9114.

Long Lake Winter Carnival, A Tradition

The Long Lake Winter Carnival gets underway on Saturday, January 17th with a roster of fun-filled family friendly, all ages events. The small town atmosphere has something for everyone. The day kicks off with a bonfire, coronation, snowmobile parade (weather permitting) and the infamous award-winning Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit. Families that participate in cardboard sled races in Long Lake, Indian Lake, Inlet, Oak Mountain and Old Forge are eligible to participate and win the big coveted trophy and go down in the history books.

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Not up for serious circuit competition, never fear, we have the regular Cardboard Sled Races for all ages. Decorate your cardboard box and slide down Mt. Sabbatis. Prizes for speed and for decoration.

New for 2015 is the Wackiest Hat Competition. Every year visitors to the Carnival are always sporting the best outer weather gear, colorful, creative and whimsical and for 2015 we are celebrating with a new event. So be sure to look for your best, make your best, create your best hat. Details of the competition to be announced at the event.

Schedule of Events – All times subject to change without notice. Some events go longer, some events go quickly. We just go with the flow!

12pm Kick off and registration opens. Snowmobile Parade and Wackiest Hat Contest Opens.

12:30pm Coronation.

1:00pm Cardboard Sled Racing

1:30pm Town Wide Photograph

2:00pm – Kids Games/One Shot Basketball

2:15pm – Men’s Longest Golf Drive

3:00pm – Ladies Frying Pan Toss

4:00pm – Goalie’s Day Off

4:30pm – Broomball Tournament – SIGN UP BY 3pm! No exceptions.

Dusk – as soon as broom ball ends – FIREWORKS.

Little Bus Shuttle Runs 3pm – 2am. 518-480-8846

Karaoke at The Cellar starting at 9pm
Live Music with Eric Peter at the Adirondack Hotel

Scenics for A Year, Long Lake NY

Enjoy one year of scenics from the Town of Long Lake.

These photos were taken in 2014 of Long Lake NY. While we do have plenty of activities and events for folks to enjoy, the scenery is always telling the real story of the Adirondacks.

Happy New Year to all our friends, extended family and guests who enjoy this place as much as we do at the Parks & Recreation Department.

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