Posts on Jul 2015

Long Lake Bass Derby August 8th, 2015

Look for Long Lake’s 7th Annual Bass Fishing Derby August 8th, 2015. $110 a boat with two person maximum. Registration fee includes $10 lunker. Timed tournament of eight hours. Total weight of five fish, one pound penalty for dead fish. Prizes awarded for Lunker as well as 1st thru 3rd (and probably more depending on entries) Contact 518.624.2145 for registration information and official rules.

Sponsored by the Fish and Game Club.

Long Lake Bass Derby Winners in 2013 hauled in a nice catch.

Long Lake Bass Derby Winners in 2013 hauled in a nice catch.

Pick up contestant number at the LL Town Hall Nutrition Site on Saturday, August 8th between 5am – 5:30am at the Long Lake Town Hall Nutrition Site (located in the rear of the building).

Rules include no pre-fishing tournament waters after Wednesday, August 5th

Depart after a live well inspection at the Town Beach. Public weigh in at the Shamrock Motel and Cottages Beach Area.

  • Long Lake Bass Derby Application 2015
  • Raquette Lake Busiest Day Features the Craft Fair

    The Raquette Lake Parents Teachers and Friends will sponsor the 25th annual Arts and Crafts Fair at the Raquette Lake School on Rt. 28 on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is a juried show with all items being displayed for sale the work of the exhibitor on site, the majority of whom reside in the Adirondack Park.

    Hand knitted caps available!

    Hand knitted caps available!

    Adirondack Stics

    Adirondack Stics

    Fawn Ridge Bowl

    Fawn Ridge Bowl

    Adirondack artists exhibiting include Fawn Ridge Pottery of Chestertown and South Bay Jewelry of Raquette Lake. Lis Barsuglia-Madsen is back with her hand woven clothing, rugs and accessories. Sharron Knapp of Saranac Lake is returning with her popular Polar Fleece products. Other exhibitors include Bob Montesano photography and David “R.C.” Oster’s pen and ink drawings of historic buildings and Adirondack scenes. Toni Rudd will be selling her delicious homemade jams and jellies and Carol Milliman-Estes will be selling the famous Milliman homemade fudge. Kent Menges will be displaying his wrought iron work ‘Adironstix’ and Lynn Ballou of Raquette Lake with her limited edition prints and notecards. Sid Ward will be returning with his cutting boards.

    Other items for sale this year include stained glass, handwoven baskets, and more!!!!

    There will be a Chinese raffle with items donated by the exhibitors and the drawings will take place at 3:30 that afternoon. You need not be present to win.
    All proceeds of the raffle will be donated to North Country Life Flight, a free, not-for-profit critical care air rescue service serving the Adirondacks.

    The show is held inside the school and will go on rain or shine!!

    Support your local and regional artists and find a truly distinctive gift for yourself, friend or family member!

    Boat Parade Weekend and Durant Days in Raquette Lake

    Explore Raquette Lake for a three day event celebrating the Birth of Great Camps! Architecture tours of Great Camps, cruises and community events are scheduled to take place Friday through Sunday, August 1st-3rd.


    Durant Days kicks off on Friday by celebrating the birth of the Great Camps Architecture with a tribute to William West Durant. A special cruise on the WW Durant Cruise Boat provides guests with a luncheon and exclusive tours of Great Camps along Raquette Lake. The Durant will stop along the way for a visit to historic Camp Pine Knot. In addition Bob Milne, American’s own treasured Ragtime Boogie Woogie Pianist will be playing a short concert at Camp Pine Knot. For information and reservations, call (315) 354-5532.

    On Saturday enjoy a 2pm concert at the Raquette Lake School featuring Joe Davoli & Harvey Nusbaum. These two present various traditional fiddle styles. Their fiddle repertoire comes from new and old, near and far. Old, as in the essential music for dances and entertainment before recorded music. New, as in tunes that meld world beat rhythms into melodies influenced by the old fiddle music. Near, as in the music originating right in our own backyard, sometimes called bluegrass, jazz or old time. And far, as in the Celtic styles which originate in Ireland and Scotland. Doors open at 1:30pm.



    At 5pm near the Caboose just off the village Green, the Blues Master, Midnight Mike rolls in perform a set to warm the crowd up for the Annual Boat Parade at 7pm.Anyone can enter and prizes will be awarded to first place winners in each boat category along with a Best in Show! Call Pat 315-354-4070 for more info or to register a boat at Burke’s or Bird’s Marina. Saturday’s festivities will wrap up with a spectacular fireworks show at dusk right off the barge.

    On Sunday, take a ½ price guided tour of Great Camp Sagamore, featuring 27 National Historic Landmark Buildings at 10am. There is a water taxi service to and from St. Hubert’s Isle from the village dock for The Annual Ecumenical Vespers service will be held at the Church of the Good Sheppard. For more information call 518-624-3077.

    31st Heart of the Park Craft Fair, August 2nd, 2015



    IMG_8977On August 2nd from 10am – 4pm, the annual Heart of the Park Craft Fair will be held at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion.

    With nearly 40 vendors selling a wide variety of hand-crafted goods and art, this event is sure to be a hit. Jewelry, outdoor furniture, clothing, pottery, and fudge are just a few of the items you will be able to purchase from vendors. Vendors include local business owners from right here in Long Lake to vendors who will join us from Syracuse and Plattsburgh and everywhere in between!

    Throughout the day Penelope the Clown will be available to entertain the kids while you shop and the Lion’s Club will be serving a delicious BBQ lunch. For dessert or snack grab some kettle corn from North Country Kettle Corn who will be selling some of their sweet treats!
    Parking will be available at the pavilion with overflow parking at the lower lot near the tennis court. “The Little Bus” will be available for shuttling those in the lower lot to the event. Admission, as always, is only $1! Don’t miss out on this opportunity for hand crafted goods!

    RondeauFest August 15th

    The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department announces a great music line-up for the 4th annual RondeauFest on August 15th at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion starting at 4pm and going until 9pm. Don’t miss this roster comprised of talented musicians, including Sons of Octomom, Dog Town Cadillac, Bob Stump and Roadside Attraction, Deep Blue, and The Jones Boys. Tickets are only $10, with those 18 and under being free. The Little Bus will be running across town, providing ride from your doorstep to the show! Call 323-5000 for a ride!

    Eric Peter Leads the Sons of Octomom, returning to the RondeauFest stage in 2015

    Eric Peter Leads the Sons of Octomom, returning to the RondeauFest stage in 2015

    Kicking off the night Bob Stump and the Roadside Attraction featuring Singer songwriter Bob Stump and Fiddler Doug Moody. Bob Stump performs Americana music. His music is a hybrid of sounds, covering great guitar styles from the likes of Doc Watson, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Merle Travis and other greats. He combines this with his own high energy picking and story telling. His songs are played on XM Radio and a few have publishing deals in Nashville. The troubadour has played hundreds of gigs and shows from Montana to Austin, Nashville, New York, New England and the Adirondacks.

    Fiddler Doug Moody is a classically trained street seasoned musician. The result is a very exciting combination of sounds. Doug has toured with numerous bands over the years from the south to north and across the pond. Performing in Austin, New Orleans, New York and Paris as well as countless places in between. He morphs into blues, gypsy jazz, country, bluegrass, folk, rock, and other genre. Doug is also an accomplished singer, in his younger days studying opera.

    Following this opening set we have a local band from Tupper Lake, The Jones Boys. The Jones Boys hail from Tupper Lake playing original songs, rock & roll, blues and country music from the 50’s on up. Incorporating originals with tight hooks, and harmony, we play the kind of music that gets your foot tapping and head rocking. A dynamic rhythm section backs solid guitar licks, and scorching solos. You will hear anything from Johnny Cash, to the Beatles, Jethro Tull, to Tennessee Earnie Ford. The Jones Boys play all genres and appeal to all ages.

    Following this local favorite we have Deep Blue. Deep Blue features Long Lake’s own John Weyl. There’s a new music wave and its color is Deep Blue. These talented musicians deliver an exciting live blues experience that is sure to get you on the dance floor. The band delivers a tasty performance of blues standards and contemporary gems, from Howlin’ Wolf and Buddy Guy to Coco Montoya and Robben Ford. The group draws upon a wealth of experience. Each member has played professionally for more than 25 years. They are able to leverage their instrumentation, which includes guitars, bass, drums, flute, harmonica, and saxophone to provide a jazzy blues groove that you must hear for yourself


    The 2014 hit, Dog Town Cadillac, featuring female vocalist Jennifer Raymond from Decadence returns to RondeauFest for a second year. This is a band that runs on the fusing of rock and country music to produce a sound that gets you feet tapping and blood flowing. Jennifer Raymond Gadway- guitar and vocals, Archie Anderson – Lead guitar and vocals, Tim Howe – Bass and vocals and
    Dickie Ogden – drums

    Closing out the night with an Adirondack favorite the Sons of Octomom return to the pavilion state. The Sons of Octomom feature Eric Peter on lead guitar and vocals with Tyler Peter on drums and Jeff Belding on bass. Eric Peter is the talented and irreverent lead singer and guitarist for Sons of Octomom. He started singing at the age of three, and by 13 was playing guitar and harmonica. Early musical influences included Credence Clearwater Revival, The Beatles, Isaac Hayes, Janis Joplin, Marty Robbins, Johnny Horton, and Neil Young. After making the local rounds of garage bands, dances and talent shows during his teenage years in Schodack, NY, Eric was discovered at age 17 by a talent agent working with Nashville recording artist Mirinda (now known as Mirinda James). For three years, Eric performed with Mirinda and The American Country Band, and in 1987 was nominated for male vocalist of the year by the Northeast Country Music Association. Most recently, Eric has been performing throughout upstate New York as a solo artist, and playing together with the talents of Rocky and the Mooseknuckles, the Dark Marbles, and of course Sons of Octomom.

    Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and set up for an evening of great music. RondeauFest is located at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. Bring rain gear, warm clothing, acoustic instruments, drums, bug spray, sunscreen, face paint, friends, lawn chairs and a picnic. Tickets are $10 and kids 18 and under are free. All ticket sales are cash, sorry no credit cards. No glass bottles are permitted on site. This event will happen rain or shine.

    RondeauFest claims its name from Noah John Rondeau, a notorious Adirondack hermit, who dwelled at Cold River Flow in the woods north of Long Lake off and on for over eighteen years from 1929 until 1950. Noah John Rondeau wrote in code, distanced himself from civilization and lived off the land through harsh winters.

    Big Easy Playboys in Concert

    At 6pm on Saturday, July 25th, pull your boat up to the Long Lake Town Beach and start off your Saturday night with a healthy dose of Cajun and Zydeco from the bayou to get your blood pumpin’. Then add the sounds of New Orleans R&B and Louisiana rockabilly to the mix of roots rock and blues to cook up the Louisiana dance party known as the Big Easy Playboys.

    Big Easy Playboys Performing on Saturday, July 25th, LL Town Beach

    Big Easy Playboys Performing on Saturday, July 25th, LL Town Beach

    The Big Easy Playboys are traveling to New York State from New Orleans on a short summer tour and Long Lake is excited to have them. From Louisiana favorites from Jambalya to the Zydeco Boogaloo, folks will be dancing the evening away. The Big Easy Playboys are based in New Orleans, but draw heavily from the Cajun/Zydeco culture thriving all around Louisiana. They incorporate the classic instruments of Cajun accordion and fiddle with the bluesy/roots rock sound of guitars and pulsing drums and gives the listener a dose of music that lives and breathes life into the Big Easy.

    The ADK Trading Post will be on site serving up some favorites including Jambalaya, BBQ Pulled Chicken in a Cup and other goodies! Dance the evening away with a belly full of good food!

    This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

    “National Treasure” Bob Milne – Live in Long Lake

    Internationally renowned boogie-woogie pianist, Bob Milne, will perform live in three locations! He kicks off Durant Days in Raquette Lake with Raquette Lake Navigation’s historic tour of the Great Camps. On Friday, July 31st, Bob will play piano at Camp Pine Knot for a short 20 minute concert during the special luncheon cruise tour of the historic Great Camp Tour which makes stops at St. Williams, Camp Pine Knot and other surprises. Call 315 354-5532.

    On Friday, July 31st at 7:30pm, Bob will perform a concert at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake. This is a great partnernship between the Town of Long Lake and the Arts Center and we are excited to partner to host a special concert there.

    Some people love Bob so much they will hit all three performances. His final performance during his mini-tour will be at the Long Lake Town Hall on Saturday, August 1st at 7:30pm.

    Tickets for the shows in Blue Mt Lake & Long Lake are $12 a person.

    Bob Performs three concerts in 2015.  Raquette Lake, Blue Mt. Lake and Long Lake July 31st & August 1st.

    Bob Performs three concerts in 2015. Raquette Lake, Blue Mt. Lake and Long Lake July 31st & August 1st.

    Milne has had a long career as a successful concert pianist and has even been officially recognized as a “National Treasure” by the Library of Congress. He has traveled the world entertaining audiences and is an active “Musical Ambassador” for the United States Department of State. He enthusiastically shares his knowledge of piano playing and music with his listeners, as well as the incredible histories of others like him.

    As a recording artist, Bob Milne has produced numerous collections of solo piano rags, blues, boogies and folk/traditional tunes. Milne is the author of “The Journeyman Piano Player,” a collection of humorous anecdotes taken from his early years as a working musician. The book has become highly regarded by working professionals and amateurs alike, and has been suggested as required reading for anyone entertaining the notion of pursuing a career in music.

    Bob Milne is a well established Long Lake favorite, so be sure not to miss this one-of-a-kind performance! Admission is $12. For ticket information, call (518) 624-3077.

    Swimming Races

    Race for Free Water Safari Tickets in the Swim Races!

    Attention swimmers of all ages! Compete for a free ticket to Enchanted Forest Water Safari in our annual Swim Races! Held at 10 a.m. July 29th at the Town Beach, you will have the opportunity to prove that you are the best swimmer in town. Many prizes will be awarded, with first place in each division winning a free ticket to Enchanted Forest, Water Safari in Old Forge. Bring your swim gear and get ready, set, go!

    All ages. Lifeguards on site.

    Swim Races in Long Lake is all about fun.  This year, July 29th, 10am

    Swim Races in Long Lake is all about fun. This year, July 29th, 10am

    Loves Labours Lost in Long Lake

    On July 26th at 7pm come out to the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion at 7pm for the ALCA’s production of “Loves Labours Lost.” Love and desire face off against logic and reason as a group of determined high school boys swear off the distraction and temptation of the opposite sex. That is, until they realize that the Princess and her court have just moved into town in this innovative 60-minute adaptation of the classic Shakespearean comedy.

    Loves Labours Lost, Free performance, Pavilion, Sunday, June 26th

    Loves Labours Lost, Free performance, Pavilion, Sunday, June 26th

    This performance is free.

    Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve.

    Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, and mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars.


    Timothy Seaman, acoustic soloist, will give a concert at the United Methodist Church in Long Lake on Thursday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Seaman is a multi-instrumental player from Williamsburg, Virginia, whose focus is the hammered dulcimer and flute.

    An English graduate of the College of William & Mary and veteran of nineteen years teaching school, Mr. Seaman has been involved in music, making it his sole endeavor since 1994. His music is a vibrant, self-styled blend of Appalachian, Classical, Celtic, and contemporary approaches using techniques he has developed to form arrangements with more emotional impact, narrative effect, and variety. He brings together an eclectic blend of music styles unlike any other. Sometimes the deep voice of his four-octave extended-range hammered dulcimer takes on the heart of a Chopin ballade, and at other times the festivity of an old-time mountain dance, or a glistening contemporary interpretation of a white-water canoe ride, or a highland hike among fir trees.

    At a Seaman concert expect to be exhilarated, amused, awed, surprised, personally involved, and enriched by real substance. Mr. Seaman introduces every selection with stories, fascinating details, and word pictures to form a vivid context with humor, history, drama, science, and color.

    Works in progress include an album, Hymns from Childhood; a second disc of folk hymn interpretations titled Loving Kindness and a disc of Baroque transcriptions; a compilation for ballroom dance; and, a fourth Christmas album and suite of new compositions on nature themes, both of which feature solo hammered dulcimer.

    A reception to meet the artist will follow the concert. This concert is part of a series presented by the Long Lake Friends of Music and is partially funded by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Regrant Program. In Hamilton County, the Decentralization Program is administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, located in Blue Mountain Lake. Donations are appreciated to further fund the concert series. For more information, call 518.624.2056.

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