Posts on Jun 2015

Long Lake Fourth of July Traditional Celebration

On Saturday, July 4th join the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department for their annual fourth of July celebration. Games for all ages starts at 10am at the Long Lake Ball Field. Classic favorites include a scavenger hunt for the youngest, balloon races, sack races, egg toss and a three-legged race. Children compete for over 1,000 prizes from the prize booth.

Carrera Lance hops to the finish line at the Games for All Ages

Carrera Lance hops to the finish line at the Games for All Ages

The Bed Races return and will be starting at a new time, 2pm from the Long Lake Town Bridge. Teams race each other to the finish line in speed and precision while competing for the title of Best in Show. Cash prizes will be awarded to the Best in Show, and Fastest, along with a trophy and bragging rights for the year. Entry fee is $10 per bed and pre-registration is required. Call 518-624-3077 for information or to sign up. The Town of Long Lake is also looking for line judges and Best in Show Judges. Judges will receive a complimentary Feelin’ Long Lakey t-shirt for their efforts.

Be a Bed Race Judge and get a free t-shirt!  Call 624-3077 to sign up!

Be a Bed Race Judge and get a free t-shirt! Call 624-3077 to sign up!

Peter-Michael Marino returns as the popular Long Lake MC. Peter is an award winning director, actor and comedian who has performed in the off-Broadway show STOMP, wrote and created “Desperately Seeking Susan, The Musical” premiering on the West End in London and has most recently returned from performing “Late with Lance,” his hilarious one-man show featured at the Orlando and Hollywood Fringe Festivals. Peter will be traveling to Scotland to perform his show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. Do not miss his antics, hilarity and comedic repartee with the crowd at the Bed Races.

The Long Lake Fire Department will be serving a feast of sausage and peppers, hot dogs and hamburgers. Penelope the Clown will be face painting and creating balloon animals at the gazebo starting at 4pm. For dessert try the homemade and delicious Strawberry Shortcake and North Country Kettle Corn.

Finish out the evening dancing until dark with live music from Fade to Blues, a blues band from Lake Placid NY. Fade to Blues’ brand of original Indie Blues combines elements of classic rock, funk, fusion, country and soul. Look for guitar playing and vocals of BB Ready, bassist Dave Fischer and drummer, Long Lake legend, Jay Lamica to lay down the grooves to keep the crowd moving. They will rock the beach starting at 6:30pm.

Fade To Blues will rock the beach!

Fade To Blues will rock the beach!

At dusk do not miss the best fireworks in the Adirondacks. Fireworks can be seen from the beach, boat, or the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. The fireworks display is made possible with the support of the Town of Long Lake, Raquette Lake Navigation, Shortridge Landscaping, Motel Long Lake and Cottages, Britton Enterprises, Dr. Russell Rider, Gillis Realty, Long Lake Storage, Stewart’s Shops, Chax Handmade Knives, Wide River Antiques, Order of the Eastern Star #745, Whitney Industries LLC, and Raquette Lake Camps.

Happenings Around Long Lake

It’s been a busy spring in the Town of Long Lake. The Long Lake Water Department is busy working on installing a new water line along Olivet Road to Motel Long Lake.

Long Lake Water Department digs along Olivet Road as they start the process of installing a new water line.

Long Lake Water Department digs along Olivet Road as they start the process of installing a new water line.

The Long Lake Waterfront Revitalization Project has been scoped out by engineers and they are developing plans to help convert the concrete town dock into something that will be more useful in times of high water.

Long Lake Town Dock submerged under water.  Use the State Boat Launch on the end of Olivet Road to load boats.

Long Lake Town Dock submerged under water. Use the State Boat Launch on the end of Olivet Road to load boats.

Volunteers have been out planting and watering flowers in the barrels located around town. On June 15th the Town of Long Lake with the assistance of the Red Cross collected 33 pints of blood. 33 Pints of blood translates to 99 patients helped. The Town of Long Lake extends a huge thank you to our donors and volunteers who made this event possible.

Mary Hartle & Nancy Lance plant the garden at the Long Lake Town Hall

Mary Hartle & Nancy Lance plant the garden at the Long Lake Town Hall

And the Long Lake Town Beach is finally open.

Long Lake Town Beach is open despite the high water!  Lifeguards on duty daily from 10am - 6pm.

Long Lake Town Beach is open despite the high water! Lifeguards on duty daily from 10am – 6pm.

The lifeguards help put mulch in the beach garden.

The lifeguards help put mulch in the beach garden.

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Kids Fishing Derbies June 6 & June 20th

The Long Lake Kids Fishing Derby will take place on Saturday, June 6th at Jennings Park Pond, across from the Long Lake Town Beach off of NYS Route 30. It’s between Raquette River Outfitters and the Adirondack Hotel. Kids fish all along the shoreline of the pond, and can even set up along the Nature Trail, a walking path winding around the pond connecting the Beach to the Long Lake Ball Field. Check out the path and find a cozy, secluded spot to fish.

Fun on the Nature Trail around Jennings Park Pond.

Fun on the Nature Trail around Jennings Park Pond.

Fish for trout, bullhead, sunnies or whatever else you find in the pond. Ages/categories/largest fish prizes for trout, bullhead, sunfish, trout and sometimes weeds! Look up and see if you can catch your bobber on the power line, one year there was even a sneaker tied up around the wires above the causeway!

Look for great prizes for the kids. Everyone always walks away with something be it new fishing gear, lures, tackle boxes and fishing poles to gift certificates to local businesses.

And if that sparks your interest save the date, June 20th, Bass Fishing Opening Day, to head over to Raquette Lake, NY for the Junior Members Fishing Derby will be held on Raquette Lake for opening Day of bass season on Raquette Lake all day. Prizes and hot dogs for everyone! Call 315-354-4581 for more info.

Fishing is a great way to get outside, and connect with the water, mother nature and of course.. the elusive FISH! Now the question is… where is the best fishing hole on Raquette Lake? Anyone? We’ll just have to give it a try ourselves!

Enjoy snacks and sodas donated by the LL Fish and Game Club.

Registration is free and open to anyone.

Event from 9am – 3pm. See you there!

Amateur Radio Field Day Exercise in Long Lake

Members of the Bear Bait Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 27 – 28 at the picnic pavilion at Mt. Sabattis Park in Long Lake. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

Bear Bait Radio Club Members at Mt. Sabattis Pavilion

Bear Bait Radio Club Members at Mt. Sabattis Pavilion

For over 100 years, Amateur Radio — sometimes called ham radio — has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet. Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. Over 45,000 people from thousands of locations participated in Field Day in 2014.

“It’s easy for anyone to pick up a computer or smartphone, connect to the Internet and communicate, with no knowledge of how the devices function or connect to each other,” said Sean Kutzko of the American Radio Relay League, the national association for Amateur Radio. “But if there’s an interruption of service or you’re out of range of a cell tower, you have no way to communicate. Ham radio functions completely independent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets or smartphones, and can be set up almost anywhere in minutes. That’s the beauty of Amateur Radio during a communications outage.”

Ham-Radio-Gear

“Hams can literally throw a wire in a tree for an antenna, connect it to a battery-powered transmitter and communicate halfway around the world,” Kutzko added. “Hams do this by using a layer of Earth’s atmosphere as a sort of mirror for radio waves. In today’s electronic do-it-yourself (DIY) environment, ham radio remains one of the best ways for people to learn about electronics, physics, meteorology, and numerous other scientific disciplines, and is a huge asset to any community during disasters if the standard communication infrastructure goes down.”

Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator. There are over 725,000 licensed hams in the United States, as young as 5 and as old as 100. And with clubs such as the Bear Bait Radio Club, it’s easy for anybody to get involved right here in Long Lake.

Ham-signs

For more information about Field Day, contact Clark J. Seaman at (518)624-3001 or visit www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio.

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