Posts on Aug 2015

10th Mountain Division Band Returns!

The ever popular 10th Mountain Division Light Infantry Band will be returning to Long Lake on August 21st, 7pm at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion!

The 10th Mountain Division Light Infantry Band is based out of Fort Drum, NY and is commanded by Warrant Officer Daniel P. Wood. Since 9/11, the band has provided musical and operational support while being deployed to Kosovo in support of Operation KFOR, Pakistan for support in response to the earthquake that rocked the area in 2005, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and 3 deployments to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. These professional Soldier-Musicians are trained and ready to deploy anywhere in the world.

10th Mountain Division Light Infantry Band Performs

10th Mountain Division Light Infantry Band Performs

Stateside, the musicians of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) Band provide a wide range of musical support for the Soldiers, as well as the citizens of the North Country. In addition to Marching and Ceremonial Band, the 10th Mountain Division Band can also field an array of diverse performing groups such as: Rock Band, Jazz Combo, Brass Quintet, Brass Band, WW Quintet and many other smaller ensembles.

The return of the 10th Mountain Division Light Infantry Band will provide a wonderful evening of music that is not to be missed!

Long Lake Historic Society Presents August 22nd

The Long Lake Historical Society Weekend kicks off on Friday, August 21st with an Annual Members Meeting at the Long Lake Town Hall at 4pm. On Saturday, August 22nd, join Long Lake Town Archivist Abbie Verner for a discussion of an intriguing international incident.

Was it an accident or murder?

Long Lake, NY Aug 10, 2015. Two Russians drowned in Long Lake, NY in 1925. On Saturday evening, August 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m., at the Long Lake Town Hall, the Long Lake Historical Society will present a program, It Happened in Long Lake.

The two men, Khurgin and Skliansky, were prominent Soviet citizens and active in the politics of Soviet Russia. The program outlines their backgrounds, their family information and the possible reason for their visit.
Admission is free. Contributions are welcome.

The Long Lake Historical Society was founded in 2008, and collects books, papers, maps, diaries, photographs and ephemera pertaining to the Town of Long Lake and its residents both year-round and seasonal.

Skilansky reviewing Red Army Cadets Skiliansky Mother and Son[/caption]

Skliansky Reviewing Red Army Cadets

Roosevelt Truck Trail Guided Hike Aug 25th

Roosevelt-Truck Trail is an excellent place to explore

Roosevelt-Truck Trail is an excellent place to explore

Roosevelt Truck Trail
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Minerva, NY, Bus Departure at 7am

Lovely, mature boreal habitat spans the 2.5 mile long Roosevelt Truck Trail. This wide, road-sized trail runs between Route 28N and the Blue Ridge Road in Minerva. Joan Collins will lead a hike along this route beginning at the Blue Ridge Road trailhead and ending at the Route 28N trailhead. The trail has hilly and level terrain with an overall loss of 100 feet in elevation by the end of our hike. The habitat along the route provides a year-round home to many boreal bird species. Participants will also be looking for animal tracks – Black Bear and Moose tracks are frequently found on this old road. In August, the Roosevelt Truck Trail is a wonderful place to look for mushrooms and lichens. Meet at the Geiger Arena parking area in Long Lake at 7 a.m. for transportation to the trailhead on Long Lake’s “Little Bus”! There is a restroom at the Geiger Arena, and there are two outhouses along the trail at camping locations. Bring food, water, a jacket, appropriate attire/hiking shoes, binoculars, hat, sunscreen, and insect spray. Register by calling the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department at 518-624-3077. This field trip is jointly sponsored by Northern New York Audubon and the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department. There is a maximum of 15 participants.

Cycle Adirondacks Tour Stop Long Lake Aug 28th

Cycle Adirondacks Concert Series

Cycle Adirondacks Concert Series

The Town of Long Lake is gearing up to host Cycle Adirondacks on Friday, August 28. Riders participating in this inaugural Wildlife Conservation Society event will be busy during their stay on the Long Lake Ball Field located in the center of town along Main Street, NYS Route 30, in the heart of the Adirondacks.

On event day cyclists arrive on School Street in Long Lake, NY between 1p.m. and 7p.m. Cyclists will travel into town from Old Forge. Their route includes a scenic excursion to the Raquette Lake Village Green, The Adirondack Museum, Buttermilk Falls on North Point Road and continuing on Deerland Road to Main Street. The finish line will be on School Street near the Long Lake Central School parking lot. Look for traffic control to be on site at the Deerland Corner entrance to North Point Road, County Road 3 throughout the day.

Cyclists will be camping on the Long Lake Ball Field with amenities including: three-catered meals a day, a wellness center, medical support, bike mechanics, yoga, a free device charging station, water bars, vendor village, a beer and wine garden and local evening entertainment by Alex Smith with Don Woodcock. The public is invited to attend.

The Town of Long Lake will be working with local volunteer groups including: the Long Lake Fire Department, the Catholic Daughters of America, the Long Lake Lions Club, the Friends of the Long Lake Library, the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce, the Raquette Lake Preservation Foundation Inc as well as the Long Lake Highway and Water and Parks and Recreation Departments to host the event. Volunteer groups will assist with water stops along the route as well as in camp infrastructure set-up and tear-down, valet luggage transport, food serving and hospitality.

Area businesses will be showcased in the Vendor Village located on the Ball Field along with a stage and the beer and wine garden. The Long Lake Little Bus shuttle will be available all day providing rides to cyclists, volunteers, residents and visitors to help ease congestion and parking in the area and to get visitors to lodgings and local area attractions and businesses.


Events scheduled throughout the day include a free concert at the race day finish line, 1p.m. to 4p.m. on the CV Whitney Long Lake Public Library Lawn with Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazangarb. This guitar duo will be performing Americana tunes influenced by jazz, country western and classical music, pioneered by guitar geeks Merle Travis and Chet Atkins. The Long Lake Library will also be hosting a Cycling Art Exhibit Reception open to the public starting at 2pm.

Naturalist Ed Kanze will be hosting walking tours along the Long Lake Nature Trail on the shores of Jennings Park Pond. Guests can sign up at the Help Desk, located on the ball field near the Gazebo. Learn about the flora and fauna of a unique man-made pond. Tours will run hourly 1p.m. to 5.p.m.

Alex Smith, along with Don Woodcock will be performing a free concert at 7p.m. on the Long Lake Ball Field. Alex Smith grew up in Long Lake, and his music strives to echo the people of the area. He builds songs with traditional folk harmony and modern lyrics confronting today’s pressing issues and paying homage to those who came before him.

Special thank to local businesses who have donated to the Grand Prize, awarded daily to a cyclist on the tour. Participating businesses contributing to the Long Lake prize include: The Long Lake Lodge, Adirondack Museum, The Wild Center, Great Camp Sagamore, The Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub, ADK Trading Post, Adirondack Hotel, Raquette Lake Navigation and Hoss’s Country Corner. The prize includes a three-night stay at the Long Lake Lodge, free passes to the Adirondack Museum, Wild Center and Great Camp Sagamore. Gifts certificates to the Long Lake Diner, Adk Trading Post and Hoss’s Country Corner and a brunch aboard the W.W. Durant.

The Adopt-A-Bear Contest winner will be also be awarded on Friday, August 28th. There are over 24 bears to vote for. Voting boxes are available at the Long Lake Town Offices, Adirondack Hotel, ADK Trading Post, The Cellar Restaurant and Pub, and the Long Lake Diner. The winners of the contest will be announced on Friday night. Special thanks to Micaela Hall for the concept of the Cycle Adirondacks Adopt-A-Bear Contest.

The Concert, Vendor Village, Beer & Wine Garden and more will be open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

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Live Music in Long Lake

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. Returning favorites include Sons of Octomom, featuring Eric Peter, Dog Town Cadillac, featuring Jennifer Raymond, formerly of Decadence, Bob Stump and Roadside Attraction, Deep Blue with local favorite John Wyle, and the Tupper Lake based, Jones Boys. Tickets are only $10, with those 18 and under being free.

RondeauFest Line Up in 2015

RondeauFest Line Up in 2015

The Little Bus will be running across town, providing ride from your doorstep to the show!  Call 480-8846 for a ride!

The Little Bus will be running across town, providing ride from your doorstep to the show! Call 480-8846 for a ride!

Food will be sold on site by the ADK Trading Post featuring a menu serving Chicken in a Cup, Beef Brisket, Drinks & Dessert! Long Lake Events Coordinator, Steph Hample, will host a round of Noah John Rondeau Trivia, so brush up on your facts about the local Adirondack legend! To commemorate your experience there will also be T-shirts for sale to benefit the Long Lake Youth Recreation Program.

RondeauFest T-shirts will be for sale!  Check them out at the Admissions Desk

RondeauFest T-shirts will be for sale! Check them out at the Admissions Desk

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.

Bob Stump and Doug Moody open up the show at 4pm with Americana Roots to kick it off.

Bob Stump and Doug Moody open up the show at 4pm with Americana Roots to kick it off.

Fiddler Doug Moody is a classically trained street seasoned musician. Doug has performed 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. 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. The band delivers 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.

Three-Time Emmy Winner and producer and actress for, "Weight,"  Martha Byrne attended the 2014 RondeauFest and loved it!  "I bought a tee-shirt and had a blast and I felt Long Lakey on that dance floor!"

Three-Time Emmy Winner and producer and actress for, “Weight,” Martha Byrne attended the 2014 RondeauFest and loved it! “I bought a tee-shirt and had a blast and I felt Long Lakey on that dance floor!”

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.

Urinetown, The Award Winning Musical in Long Lake

Set in a world where water is scarce and corporations control the plumbing, Urinetown is a three-time Tony award winning musical that fantastically satirizes some of the very themes and issues that plague society today. Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown the Musical is a modern classic perspective from one of America’s greatest art forms.

Urinetown at the LL Town Hall, Wed August 12, 7pm.  Produced by Adk Lakes Center for the Arts

Urinetown at the LL Town Hall, Wed August 12, 7pm. Produced by Adk Lakes Center for the Arts

New Lifeguard at the LL Town Beach

The Lifeguard Bear made an appearance on the Long Lake Town Dock on Sunday, August 9th. At first on-lookers thought it was a real bear, but upon closer inspection, it was deemed, it was merely a stuffed, somewhat mangy, bear.

This bear takes the guarding of the beach very seriously

This bear takes the guarding of the beach very seriously

Having culled the local police reports for signs that this bear had been illegally absconded with, and finding none, it was deemed that the bear may stay on the beach guarding the waters for the rest of the day. When asked if it was Red Cross Certified, Class 2B lake trained, the guards did mention the bear did have some required testing left to pass, including First Aid and CPR.


One of the lifeguards not on duty Sunday had a surprise when opening the lifeguard shed Monday morning only to discover a pair of beady, glass bear eyes staring her down. She jumped, she gasped, and realized quickly, it was stuffed.

Only in Long Lake.

Fundraiser for Local in Need of Kidney Transplant

On August 15th the employees of the Raquette Lake Supply and Tap Room are hosting a fundraiser for fellow Raquette Laker, Steven Murdock. Steven is in need of a kidney transplant and the fundraiser is to help offset the expense of the transplant. The fund raiser will be held at the Village Green from 1pm-6pm and will include live music, dunking booth, food, 10ft paddleboard raffle, 50/50 raffle, snow cones, and other raffles. Donations are gladly accepted. Contact 315-354-4301 for more information or to donate.

Employees of the RL Supply & Tap Room rally to support Steven Murdock on August 15th.

Employees of the RL Supply & Tap Room rally to support Steven Murdock on August 15th.

Town Wide Garage Sale Saturday August 8th

The Long Lake Town Wide Garage Sale will be open from 9am – 4pm on Saturday, August 8th with 26 stops including a lemonade stand. The map this year features a Key – so you can pinpoint the items you are seeking. Everything from household items, exercise bike, a benefit sponsored by Jim Bateman the the Northern Needles to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, moving sales, estate sales. There is something for everyone in Long Lake.

The Long Lake Library Book Sale Final day is Saturday, it will be open at the LL Town Hall until 4pm or all the books are gone. Also look for a Pie Sale on the front lawn of the Town Hall starting at 9am and get there early, those pies go fast!

Long Lake Town Wide Garage Sale

Long Lake Town Wide Garage Sale

Raquette Lake, NY also has the busiest day scheduled for Saturday, August 8th starting at 10am with a Book Sale at the Library and Craft Fair at the RL School. The “Auction” Featuring George Tucker kicks off on the Raquette Lake Village Green at 6pm. Plenty of items to benefit the Fire Dept and Ambulance Corps.

2015 Town-Wide Garage Sale Map PDF

Author’s Night, Tuesday, August 11

Come join us for our 31st Annual author’s night at Hoss’s. Tuesday August 11th, 7-9 pm under the big top, free entertainment and refreshments and all you favorite ADK authors and musicians. Check the Hoss’s site for a full list, updated daily!

Author's Night at Hoss's Country Corner

Author’s Night at Hoss’s Country Corner

Hoss’s Country Corner Website

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