Posts on Oct 2015

Things to Do Long Lake Oct 30th – Nov 1

Fall is in full swing. The wind blew into town furiously mid-week, blowing the remainder of the leaves off the trees. The temperature has dipped and hunting season has officially started. With that said, there are always activities to enjoy in and around the area this weekend.


Friday, October 30th

Long Lake Central School Hosts the Haunted Halloween Trail and Trunk or Treat from 4pm – 7pm. Kids enjoy trick or treating with decorated themed cars and get escorted along the Nature Trail for spooks and scares!

Saturday, October 31st

9am Run for Refugees.
It is a one mile track starting at the Long Lake Town Ball Field at 9:00 on Saturday morning.

Admissions are $10 per person. Wristbands sold on site for $5.
If you can’t join us and would like to sponsor any of the runners please send a check for $10 or whatever you can, made out to Save the Children. All money will be going to the Save the Children organization after the run. Halloween Costumes encouraged!
More information about this event, created by Long Lake Central School Sophomore, Lillian Dechene. Post Star News

The Long Lake Diner Hosts a Halloween Dance Party & Costume Contest with DJ’d tunes

The Adirondack Hotel Hosts the Sons of Octomom, Live Music with Eric Peter and guest singer, Michelle Howland on vocals.

Sunday, November 1 –
The Wild Center in Tupper Lake is open at 10am. For more info


Indian Lake State Theater, Indian Lake NY

BLACK MASS Friday, Saturday 7pm
This is the story of Boston mobster Whitey Bolger. An amazing cast is led by Johnny Depp as Whitey Bolger. This is Depp as you’ve never seen him. Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, and Benedict Cumberbatch join Depp in this intense dramatic turn.

Adirondack State Theater, Tupper Lake, NY

Rated PG. Playing one week only!
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination—the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

Fri. 4:30, 7:00
Sat. and Sun. 2:00, 4:30, 7:00
Mon.-Wed. 7:00
Thurs. 7PM special show of SPECTRE!

THE INTERN. Rated PG-13.
Playing one week only!

Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway star together in Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Intern. Oscar®-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Nancy Meyers is directing the comedy from her own screenplay. In The Intern, De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway).

Fri. 7:00
Sat. and Sun. 2:00, 4:30, 7:00
Mon.-Thurs. 7:00 only.

Daniel Champagne performs on Tuesday, November 3rd in Indian Lake, NY

Daniel Champagne performs on Tuesday, November 3rd in Indian Lake, NY

Indian Lake State Theater
Sponsored by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
For Tickets and Event Info
Daniel Champagne
Australian born, US based singer, songwriter & guitar virtuoso on his first headline tour of North America!

One reviewer recently wrote – ‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ (, Byron Bluesfest, 2014)

The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road.

The next five years saw him traversing North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia playing such festivals as Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium’s Labadoux Festival and Australia’s Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest. As well as touring and sharing stages with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco – all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, ‘My Own Design’ (2009) and ‘Wide Eyed and Open’ (2010), his first long player ‘Pint of Mystery’ (2011) and the ‘Real Live’ offering in 2012. As one reviewer recently wrote, “still in his early twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scene” (The Dwarf). This globetrotting lifestyle would become the centerpiece of Daniel’s next recordings when in 2013, he undertook the ambitious task of delivering two stand-alone albums within the space of twelve months. The Gypsy Moon – Volumes I and II marked a great leap forward for him both as a songwriter and a recording artist, with Australia’s roots music bible Rhythms Magazine saying that ‘Champagne has gone a step further this time, it’s like he’s realized his own potential, his confidence is sky-high and he’s truly ready to explore’

Now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. Daniel Champagne has recently signed to US booking agency Fleming Artists and relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist.

Things to Do Adk Weekend October 16th – 18th

Things to Do in and around Long Lake & Raquette Lake October 16th – 18th

While the temps may be dipping and the leaves may be falling there is still plenty to enjoy on a drive through our Adirondack towns. Here are some options, some nearby, some requiring a drive. Invite a friend, take your family and get out and enjoy the offerings.

Snowflake Cruise in Raquette Lake

Saturday, October 17th, WW Durant

Captain Dean Pohl stops by the Long Lake Town Offices to share his snowflake prediction

Captain Dean Pohl stops by the Long Lake Town Offices to share his snowflake prediction

Stay inside and complain or come on over to Raquette Lake and experience a Snowflake Excursion aboard the WW Durant. Dining room is heated and enclosed so no worries about freezing to death! You haven’t lived until you’ve been out on Raquette Lake with snow in the air and catching flakes on your tongue!
Board 1:30. Sail 2-3:30. $15 pp.
Complimentary coffee, cider, cinnamon fried cakes.
Reservations not required. Adventurous spirit a plus! 315-354-5532

This just into the newsroom. I just had a pleasant conversation with the Captain of the Durant who assures me that the snowflakes have been ordered and will be delivered tomorrow at approximately 2:05pm if not sooner!

Trail around Moss Lake

Trail around Moss Lake

Hike Around Moss Lake with Kat Forsell. Leaving 11am at the Moss Lake Trail Head at 11am. Trail Head located on Big Moose Road. Our Raquette Lake Winter Events coordinator is back on the job! Kat always comes up with great event plans. Come out and get her started with a big turnout! . Everyone welcome to participate. Get out in the refreshing Autumn air, where the scents and smells of the falling foliage transport you into a certain kind of harvest season bliss.

Also on Saturday, join Dina Kennedy for “Take Your Reiki Further”. Open to anyone certified Reiki Level II and above. Dina Kennedy is located at 1601 Tupper Road. 518-624-2828. Dina has over 18 years of experience and thousands of client time logged. Dina will work with clients to bring back the balance on whatever level is most needed. It’s like acupuncture without needles with a touch of healing meditiation. Quiet yourself and learn more about how to tune out the noise of every day life. Find her on the web at

Acoustic Jam Session
Sunday, October 18, Adirondack Hotel
For your entertainment on Sunday, October 18th there will be a traditional music jam session featuring acoustic instruments at the Adirondack Hotel from 2pm – 4pm. Musicians of all levels are invited to come and join in and everyone is encouraged to come and listen and possibly join in the singing. Instruments typically used are guitar, fiddle, culcimer, mandolin, accordion, concertina, banjo, spoons and bass. The setting is very intimate and there will be no amplification. Music featured will be Country, Old Time, Celtic, Folk Bluegrass or anything else. For more info email

Painting by Melissa Burnett showing now at the CV Whitney LL Public Library

Painting by Melissa Burnett showing now at the CV Whitney LL Public Library

Art Exhibition
On Saturday the Long Lake Library will be open until 3pm. Stop by to see the current exhibit by Melissa Burnett entitled “A Mostly Adirondack Experience” Melissa’s work celebrates the natural beauty and landscapes of the Adirondacks. Stop by the foyer to enjoy the Long Lake mural created by local artists featuring the landscape of the Seward Mountains and vignette portraits showcasing life and landscapes of Long Lake. Look up to embrace Long Lake’s cloud cover, it’s own Sistine Chapel.

There’s always the movies too! A short drive away in either direction

Adirondack State Theater in Tupper Lake, NY
Pan, rated PG, in 2D and 3D.
Friday 7pm, 9pm. Sat 2, 4:30 (3D), 7, 9 Sun 2, 4:30 (3D), 7pm

The Martian, rated PG-13 in 3D & 2D
Fri 7pm (3D) 9:25pm (3D) Sat 2pm (3D) 4:30, 7pm (3D), 9:25PM (3D) Sun 2pm (3D) 4:30, 7pm (3D) – Saw this, loved this, highly recommend.

Lake Theater in Indian Lake, NY
The Intern, Sat & Sun 7pm

Community Service Events
Red Cross Blood Drive, Friday, October 23rd.

Sign up with Steph Hample at 518-624-3077 Blood donations help millions of patients in need. One pint of blood can save up to three lives. Appointments available from 12:30pm – 5:30pm and walk-in’s are welcome.

Polar Plunge Plans Make them Now

On January 2nd, 2016 get ready because The Town of Long Lake will be gearing up to host the 4th Annual Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge at 1pm on the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1258 Main Street in Long Lake, NY in the heart of the Adirondacks. Teams collect pledges and all proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project which enables and helps veteran’s heal and focus on Mind, Body, Economic Empowerment and Engagement.

Polar Bear Plunge on January 2nd, 2016

Polar Bear Plunge on January 2nd, 2016

With advancements in battlefield medicine and body armor, an unprecedented percentage of service members are surviving severe wounds or injuries. For every US soldier killed in World Wars I and II, there were 1.7 soldiers wounded. In Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, for every US soldier killed, seven are wounded. Combined, over 48,000 servicemen and women have been physically injured in the recent military conflicts.

In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment.

Last year 19 teams raised $4956. Since event inception in 2012 $16,158 has been raised for the Wounded Warrior Project at the Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge.

We welcome the return of host, Peter Michael Marino for the 2016 event. Pete has been hosting events in Long Lake since the 2012 4th of July Bed Races and the Polar Plunge in 2013. He delivers observations, embodies a great sense of humor, and has an uncanny ability to work with the crowd to make all events a full-on interactive theatrical experience. Pete’s quick wit and banter with the audience is always off the charts and provides an extra layer of hilarity to all of Long Lake’s events.

Peter Michael Marino hails from New York City and his work has been seen on five continents. He has worked extensively as a writer, director, producer, teacher and actor. Member AEA, SAG-AFTRA, The Dramatists Guild, and is a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute.

Pete is the librettist of the West End musical Desperately Seeking Susan, based on the film of the same name and featuring the songs of Blondie. The show played at London’s Novello Theatre in 2007, and was presented by Tokyo’s legendary Toho Company at the Theatre Creation in 2009.

Pete recently finished a run of his talk-show-solo-show spoof Late with Lance! at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it received 5-star reviews, followed by a sold out engagement at Arts Theatre West End. Plans are underway for a month-long run in London in early 2016.

Get your team together and register today. 2016 WW Registration Packet
Contact Steph Hample, Events Coordinator at 518-624-3077 for questions!

Creative geniuses from the Adk Hotel created replicas of the Town Highway and Parks and Recreation Truck for Highway.  Raising $318

Creative geniuses Stacy & Kelsie created replicas of the Town Highway and Parks and Recreation Truck for Highway. Raising $318

Fall Leaf Peeping

The weather forecasters keep calling for the “Dead Frost” and on some maps it says “past peak” but for those explorers of the northern Adirondacks there is still color on the leaves. It won’t be long now, the wind is blowing, the pine needles are falling and soon we will be waiting for the cold breath of fall to lead us to winter.

So to eek the most out of the season we’ve produced a video in conjunction with The Wild Center who generously lent us their drone and excellent operator/cinemotographer, Rick Godin last fall (during peak) and we managed to add this birdseye video view to our collection.

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