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Long Lake Winter Carnival Winners

The offical results from the Long Lake Winter Carnival are in. Happening on Saturday, January 16th, the light rain didn’t dissuade folks from coming out to see the crowning of the royalty. Steve and Shelley Gilbert have owned property in Long Lake for many years, cherishing their family vacation home in all seasons. Avid snowmobiliers, Steve and Shelley have been members of the Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club for years. When asked how they felt to be crowned the royalty, “We were delighted to be asked. What an honor, to be part of Long Lake History. We couldn’t be happier” When asked why they missed the town – wide photo, “we’re royalty now, we had to go home and take a nap,” said Shelley, but when pushed she admited, she and Steve stopped in at a local pub to greet their adoring fans. “We had a ball! Thank you so much Long Lake!”

Royalty 2016
King and Queen-Steve and Shelley Gilbert, of Hicksville and Long Lake, NY

King and Queen of the Long Lake Winter Carnival 2016 Steve & Shelley Gilbert

King and Queen of the Long Lake Winter Carnival 2016 Steve & Shelley Gilbert

Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit
1st Jeff Glick and Eric Smeland – 40 Points

12 and Under Individual Sled Race
1st -Matthew King
2nd- Harrison Hall
3rd- tied Annalise Penrose and Daphne Seaman -tie

12 and under Team Race
1st-Brendan, Evan and Marrissa Walker
2nd-Makenzi, Luke and Kaleb Keller
3rd-Pailin Hample and Antwon Gachowski

13-17 Team Sled Race
1st-Anna and Hannah Keller
2nd-Lillian Dechene, Karlee Rochstroh, Harry Katz and Ethan Kohn

18 and up Solo
1st-Sam Keller
2nd-Paul Roalsvig
3rd-Sheri Cook

18 & Up Team Race
1st-Leslie and Ed Walker
2nd-Matt Hay and Prudence Dechene
3rd- Cathy Hunt and Debbie Clemente, Sisters Corn

The Cardboard Sled Races are always a popular favorite. It took a little longer than anticipated to get the races organized because as Events Coordinator Steph Hample explained, “We had a lot of sleds and some accidentally signed up in the wrong categories and some registered at the last minute, so we had to redo the brackets at the top of the hill and my hands were cold!” But the races went off without a hitch. No injuries, no course corrections needed and only a few sleds blew around the backside of the safety hay bales. Course conditions started out with a slow hill, slowed down by the light rain, but as the racers took multiple heats, they figured out the best place to position themselves to make it down the hill expeditiously.

There were plenty of creative sleds in the race this year. Long Lake Camp for the Arts provided a space for construction engineers to forumlate designs, ideas and plans. Seven sleds emerged from the workshops including the crowd-wowing Millenium Falcon and the replica of the trail groomer the Pisten Bully Paana, used on the Long Lake Snowmobile Trails.

Best in Show
Millenium Falcon designed by Richard Dechene, Jim Waite
Pisten Bully Groomer by Jim Waite
John Deere Tractor Christopher Pritchet

Jim Waite and Richard Dechene crafted the Millenium Falcon.  Winner Best in Show!  The Force has AWOKEN in Long Lake

Jim Waite and Richard Dechene crafted the Millenium Falcon. Winner Best in Show! The Force has AWOKEN in Long Lake

Wackiest Hat
1st-Christine Hickey
2nd-Abbie Roalsvig
3rd-Clarisse Glandon

Co-ed Golf
1st- Chuck Frost, Bree Waite, Lillian Dechene, Richard Dechene
Goalie’s Day Off- Erik Arsenault

Laura Young lifts and hurls her frying pan down the course

Laura Young lifts and hurls her frying pan down the course

Shari LaPlant has claimed her spot at the podium back when the Frying Pan toss was first introduced to Long Lake.

Shari LaPlant has claimed her spot at the podium back when the Frying Pan toss was first introduced to Long Lake.

Ladies Frying Pan Toss
1st-Jess Plumley
2nd-Bree Waite
3rd-Kelly Brown

Men’s Feats of Strength
1st-Jed Locy 23 feet 7 inches
2nd-Richard Dechene 21 feet 2 inches
3rd-Bobby Helms 20 feet 9 inches

Broomball
1st-Team Ramrod, Austin Pierce, Trevor Montayne, Branden Tokarz, Andy Snide, Bobby Helms

Over $950 in cash prizes were distributed.

Special Thanks to
Michelle and Tom Donnelly, Bonfire
Jules Pierce and Hoss’s Country Corner for mini-golf clubs, popcorn bags and volunteering her time
Kelly Brown, Michelle Donnelly, Jules Pierce and Melanie Marcone as judges
Cliff Ross and Marty Pierce as line judges for Ladies Frying Pan Toss
Gabe Farr and NYSEG for Tug Of War
Dave and Vickie Snide for running the broomball tournament
The Long Lake Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary for excellent chili and hot dogs!
Long Lake Real Estate – Sponsor of Co-Ed Team Golf
Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub – Sponsors of One-Shot Hockey Prizes
Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club – Sponsors of Broomball Prizes
Town of Long Lake – Cardboard Sled Races, Ladies Frying Pan Toss, Feats of Strength
Jim Swedberg, Official Event Photographer – all photos posted on this blog page by Jim Swedberg
The Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit
American Fireworks

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Proof of Life!  The Long Lake Town Wide Photo!  Did you make it in the photo in 2016?

Proof of Life! The Long Lake Town Wide Photo! Did you make it in the photo in 2016?

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Long Lake Winter Carnival Makes the News Circuit

The Long Lake Winter Carnival starts the season of winter festivals all across the Adirondacks.

The Cardboard Boxes ellicit a lot of interest! Join us with your own 3-D dynamic wonder! Get creative and show us what you’ve got!

New for this year includes the Men Feats of Strength, the return of Co-Ed Three Holf Golf and a Mini-Golf Course.

Mini Golf course made out of snow at the Long Lake NY Winter Carnival

Mini Golf course made out of snow at the Long Lake NY Winter Carnival

Listen to North Country Public Radio on Friday, January 15th during the 8:30am hour to hear more about our Cardboard Sled Races.

Hamilton County Express

Watertown Daily Times

Sun Community News

Here’s the schedule for Winter Carnival.

Schedule of Events, January 16, 2016
12pm Winter Carnival Kick off and registration opens.
12:15pm Snowmobile Parade
12:30pm Coronation
12:45pm Wackiest Hat Parade
1:00pm – Cardboard Sled Race & Adk Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit
1:00pm – 3:00pm – Three Hole Golf, Teams welcome
1:45pm – Town Wide Photo
2:00pm – Awards for Cardboard Sled Racing and Wackiest Hat Announced
2:00pm – Goalie’s Day Off
2:30pm – Kids Events
3:00pm – Ladies Frying Pan Toss
3:45pm – Men’s Feats of Strength Challenge – New for 2016!
4:30pm – Broomball Tournament – Teams of 5 sign up by 3pm.
6:30pm – Fireworks

For GPS Enter 1095 Deerland Road for location.

The event is held at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center and Skating Rink. We have a sledding hill and free ice skating on our outdoor rink. It is located 6 Pavilion Way, Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847 along NYS Route 30. For GPS use 1095 Deerland Road.

Rink Conditions call 518.624.3031.

Prizes Announced and Gearing up for Winter Carnival Weekend in Long Lake

Mother Nature’s Snow Machine jumped into full gear on Monday giving the ground the look of winter we’ve all been waiting for. Our team of Winter Carnival Elves are pulling together events, orange cones, golf pencils, golf clubs, broomballs, cardboard boxes and chili for this weekends Royal Coronation at Mt. Sabbatis.

Events kick off at Noon on Saturday, January 16th with the Snowmobile Parade followed by the coronation and plenty of fun for everyone. Bring a sled, don’t bring a sled.. we have sleds, toboggans, ice skates, helmets. Come and go all day long and don’t forget to stop by the kitchen and visit with the Long Lake Fire Department.

The young set gets a push down Mt. Sabattis at the Long Lake Winter Carnival

The young set gets a push down Mt. Sabattis at the Long Lake Winter Carnival

So with that said, get psyched for Winter Fun by watching this video inspired by what it means to “Feel Long Lakey” It’s winter, “Feelin’ Long Lakey” is whatever you want it to be, but the week before Winter Carnival, it’s excitement, anticipation, invigorating and the idea of pushing yourself to your limits, whether your throwing a Frying Pan or hiking up Mt. Sabattis to play golf with your friends or hitting the rink with hockey sticks or brooms. Most of the stunts seen here were not shot in Long Lake, but some of the trail riding was. This video is themeatic, reflecting fun, whimsical and toughness and to get you psyched get out and enjoy some fun family recreation this weekend.

With Winter Carnival comes great cash prizes, so if you are on the fence about your Cardboard Sled, don’t be! It doesn’t take much to create a sled that zips down the mountain. We will be grooming the hill, packing it down so any fresh snowcover will add the glide we are looking for. Conditions look to be warm and snowy on Saturday, reaching as high as 37, so sledders best be prepared with some tape that glides!

Prizes Awarded

Town of Long Lake Sponsored Events
Cardboard Box Races
12 & Under Solo 1st = $15, 2nd – $10, 3rd – $5
12 & Under Team 1st = $20, 2nd $15, 3rd $10
13-17 Solo 1st = $25, 2nd = $15, 3rd – $10
13-17 Team 1st = $25, 2nd $15, 3rd – $10
Adults 1st – $75, 2nd = $50, 3rd = $25
Best in Show 1st = $75, 2nd = $50, 3rd = 25

Ladies Frying Pan Toss
1st $75, 2nd $50, 3rd $25

Wackiest Hat Contest
1st $30, 2nd $15, 3rd $10

Men Feats of Strength
1st $75, 2nd $50 3rd $25

Goalie’s Day Off – Sponsored by the Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub
Co-Ed Golf – Sponsored by Long Lake Real Estate
Broomball Tournament – Sponsored by the Moonlighters Snowmobile Club

Lunch will be served the the Long Lake Fire Department.

Schedule of Events, January 16, 2016
12pm Winter Carnival Kick off and registration opens.
12:15pm Snowmobile Parade
12:30pm Coronation
12:45pm Wackiest Hat Parade
1:00pm – Cardboard Sled Race & Adk Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit
1:00pm – 3:00pm – Three Hole Golf, Teams welcome
1:45pm – Town Wide Photo
2:00pm – Awards for Cardboard Sled Racing and Wackiest Hat Announced
2:00pm – Goalie’s Day Off
2:30pm – Kids Events
3:00pm – Ladies Frying Pan Toss
3:45pm – Men’s Feats of Strength Challenge – New for 2016!
4:30pm – Broomball Tournament – Teams of 5 sign up by 3pm.
6:30pm – Fireworks

Little Bus runs 6pm – Last call. Call 518.323.5001 for a ride! This is a free shuttle service for all ages to get to and from Winter Carnival, your lodging, your home to locations in and around town.

The Ice Skating Rink will be open after the fireworks until 10pm.

A short fireworks show completes the days festivities.  It happesn immediately following broom ball at 6:30pm. Join us!

A short fireworks show completes the days festivities. It happesn immediately following broom ball at 6:30pm. Join us!

Concert Slated Friday, January 15th at the Long Lake Library

A coffee house performance at Long Lake Public Library’s “Café Livre,” will feature the C.C. Vagabonds, an amazing musical group who channel the great musical traditions of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappeli. The event will occur on Friday, January 15th, at 7 p.m. There will be refreshments (pie) available supplied by Kelly’s Roadside Stand.

The C.C. Vagabonds have come to represent jazz and gypsy music in every sense and style. With scorching riffs and smooth melodies, the Vagabonds have developed their own unique blend of traditional Django Reinhardt style music, with modern takes on classics and jazz standards.

CC Vagabonds celebrate the jazz style of Django Reinhardt in Long Lake, Friday, January 15th

CC Vagabonds celebrate the jazz style of Django Reinhardt in Long Lake, Friday, January 15th

Comprised of local working musicians with over 40 years of musical experience and training, the Vagabonds will grab the attention of all crowds and show them why this music is still alive and vibrant today.

Market Basket Class

Learn the basics of basket making or refine your weaving skills at this one day class. The market style basket has a variety of uses; it is handy for storing kindling wood, blankets or towels, and can also be used outside to gather flowers or vegetables. The base is 10” by 15” and finished dimensions of the basket are 21” wide by 14” high by 10” across. No prior basket making experience is necessary. All tools and materials are provided by the instructor, and students will select colors to create their own unique basket. Cost of the class, including all materials, is $65 per student.

To register please call 518.624.3077. Please make checks to Shea Carr – and mailed to Town of Long Lake Parks & Recreation, Basket Class, PO Box 496, Long Lake, NY 12847 to hold your spot. You must pre-register to participate in the class.

Market Basket Class

The class will be held on Sunday February 14, 2016 from 9am-4pm at the Long Lake Town Hall.

Born and raised in Long Lake, Shea Farrell Carr has been making baskets since 1992. She took ownership of Adirondack Basket Case from her mother, Patty Farrell, in 2009. In addition to basket making, she is also a high school history teacher, and lives in Slingerlands with her husband and two young children.

Winter Carnival Schedule Announced

The Town of Long Lake and Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club will host the annual Winter Carnival Weekend from Friday, January 15th through Saturday, January 16th.

Next weekend weather outlook looks good for winter activities with light snow predicted throughout next week with temps for Saturday, January 16 looking to be about a balmy 27 degrees! So come on out!

Friday Night Concert!

C.C. Vagabonds, a gypsy jazz band, will be performing a concert for the LL Library “Café Livre” series on Friday, January 15th at 7pm. The Vagabonds represent blend Django Reinhardt style with modern takes on classics and jazz standards. The concert is free and will be at the CVW Long Lake Public Library at 1195 Main Street, Long Lake, NY.

We have our own Feelin' Long Lakey Selfie Board! Instagram #mylonglake

We have our own Feelin’ Long Lakey Selfie Board! Instagram #mylonglake

2016 Winter Carnival Long Lake Promo

On Saturday, January 16th at noon, the Long Lake Winter Carnival will be held at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center in Long Lake, NY. Events begin with a bonfire, snowmobile parade, coronation of the King and Queen and the first stop on the award-winning Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit. The Cardboard Sled Races start at 1pm. Prizes are awarded for speed and for Best In Show Decoration. Sleds can be made with cardboard, paint, wax and tape only. Categories are broken up by age group and teams.

New for 2016 will be the Men’s Strength Challenge to complement the Ladies Frying Pan Toss. The Wackiest Hat competition returns with a parade, voting and winners announced at 2pm. Returning in 2016 is Co-Ed Golf replacing the Men’s Golf Drive.

Schedule of Events – All times subject to change without notice. Free ice skating and sledding all day long. The Long Lake Fire Department will provide hot food, hot chocolate, popcorn and snacks. This event happens snow, rain or shine.

Fireworks delight the crowd in a wondrous display

Fireworks delight the crowd in a wondrous display

12pm Winter Carnival Kick off and registration opens.
12:15pm Snowmobile Parade
12:30pm Coronation
12:45pm Wackiest Hat Parade
1:00pm – Cardboard Sled Race and Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit
1:00pm – 3:00pm – Three Hole Golf, Teams welcome
1:45pm – Town Wide Photo
2:00pm – Awards for Cardboard Sled Racing and Wackiest Hat Announced
2:00pm – Goalie’s Day Off
2:30pm – Kids Events – Miniature Golf, Tug O War, Snow Maze & Ice Cube Spoon Race
3:00pm – Ladies Frying Pan Toss
3:45pm – Men’s Feats of Strength Challenge – New for 2016!
4:30pm – Broomball Tournament – Teams of 5 sign up by 3pm.
6:30pm – Fireworks

The Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center, Geiger Arena is located at 6 Pavilion Way across from the Long Lake Post Office on Deerland Road, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, NY. This event is free. Parking available in the lower parking lot, along South Hill Road, Owls Head Lane and at the Post Office after 12pm. There will be free shuttle service running starting at 6pm until 2am to and from the event location and pickups throughout town. Call 518-323-5001 for a ride. Open to the public.

After the Winter Carnival check out our local pubs, retail stores and restaurants for a hot toddie, meal and entertainment.

Adirondack Growl and Grub serving deli sandwiches, beer, wine & cider until 10am-7pm. Behind Hoss’s. 518.624.2816
ADK Trading Post. 1601 Tupper Road. Homemade soup, panini’s and gifts. 518.624.2357
Adirondack Hotel serves dinner until 9pm and offers live music with Eric Peter at 9pm. 518.624.4700
Ali Babas Liquors, 1601 Tupper Road. 518.624.2020
Cellar Restaurant and Pub serving dinner from 4:30pm – 8pm. Jukebox and Pool Table 518.624.5539
Hoss’s Country Corner, Gifts, Fishing Gear, Warm Clothing 518.624-2481
Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub, Pub open. 518.624.3941
Kickerville Station, Groceries, Gear and Deli. 518,624.2178

Lodging
Shamrock Motel & Cottages 518.624.3861
Adirondack Hotel 518.624.4700

For more information about Long Lake, www.mylonglake.com or call 518-624-3077.

The Royal Family is always crowned at the start of the Carnival

The Royal Family is always crowned at the start of the Carnival

Carol and Kay, the reigning Princesses turn over the kingdom!

Carol and Kay, the reigning Princesses turn over the kingdom!

Central Adirondacks Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit 2016

The Towns of Long Lake, Old Forge, Indian Lake, Inlet and Speculator have joined forces for the Fourth Annual Great Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit. Cardboard Sled Races are held in conjunction with multiple winter festivals and carnivals throughout the central Adirondacks during the winter months.

Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit kicks off in Long Lake, January 16, 2016 at the Winter Carnival

Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit kicks off in Long Lake, January 16, 2016 at the Winter Carnival

Cardboard Sled racing has grown in popularity in the last several years. The LaPorte Family of Eagle Bay has won the coveted Grand Prize for the last two years in a row, usurping Bob Lewin’s win for Daddy’s Folly in 2013. The LaPorte’s designs included two army trucks and 2015 introduced a classic Red Chevy with a functioning trunk allowing room for a hidden rider. The LaPorte’s have been a tough team to beat and organizers look forward to more competitors this winter.

Teams or Solo Racers may enter and are advised to be prepared for heavy snow, icy tracks and the occasional winter thaw to impact the condition of courses. The race circuit is open to all ages, but there will only be one champion.

Racers must use the same sleds regardless of condition. Racers score points for each race they participate in with points awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd for speed and 1st, 2nd, 3rd for design and participation. All ages are welcome, but only one champion or team will win.

Winner of the 2015 Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit - the LaPorte's with their Cruiser

Winner of the 2015 Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit – the LaPorte’s with their Cruiser

Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit – GENERAL RULES – 2016

In order to compete in the Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit you must enter, race and obtain points from 3 of the 5 participating races using the same sled in each race. Repairs may be made to your sled in between races, but the sled must not be modified from its original construction.

Please note: Home Rules apply at each individual event. Please check at registration for rules.

If you intend to participate in the circuit, please notify race officials at each race you attend, prior to the start of the race and carry your circuit card with you. Racers receive a circuit score card at registration.

General Rules – Some venues may have more requirements and rules. Racers please check with event organizers. The following information are “general rules” to guide you in the construction of your sled and apply to all locations.

Construction
– Sled will be inspected to confirm it is the same sled as previous races.
– Sled must be free of sharp edges, pointy objects, or any other feature that may be deemed dangerous by the inspectors.
– Only cardboard may be used
– You may not use: corrugated plastics, other corrugated materials, or wood
– Tapes may be used to hold your sled together.
– No screws, fasteners, nails or staples
– If you do not pass inspection, you may not be allowed to participate or may not be allowed on the hill at all.
– To qualify as a finisher, you must be in or on your sled rather than chasing it or being chased by it as you cross the finish line.

Points Per Circuit Race

1st Place Race – 15 points
2nd Place Race – 10 points
3rd Place Race – 5 points

Place for Design/Decoration – Judged with other circuit racers
1st – 15 points
2nd – 10 points
3rd – 5 points

Participation Per Location – receive 10 points per race. Minimum required to quality to win circuit is 30 points or 3 locations.

Participants will receive score card at each first registration location. Participants must carry card with them to all races. It is the racers responsibility to keep the card and have judges update card with points at each race.

Cardboard Sleds line up at the top of the mountain.

Cardboard Sleds line up at the top of the mountain.

Schedule
Saturday, January 16th, 1pm, Long Lake, NY. Mt. Sabattis. Long Lake Winter Carnival. Registration at Noon. Race at 1pm. 518-624-3077 www.mylonglake.com

Sunday, February 7th, 3pm, McCauley Mountain, Old Forge NY, sponsored by the Town of Webb Junior Class.
315-369-3225 www.mccauleyny.com

Sunday, February 14th at 1pm at the Indian Lake Ski Hill, WinterFest.
Redneck Cardboard & Duct Tape Sled Race. 518-648-5828 www.indian-lake.com

Saturday, February 27 Inlet, NY, Frozen Fire and Lights. Race at Fern Park 1pm.
www.inletny.com 1-866-GO INLET (464-6538)

Saturday, March 5th, Speculator NY, Oak Mountain, 141 Novosel Way, Speculator NY Race 1pm
www.oakmountainski.com (518)548-3606

No pre-registration necessary. Racers sign up the day of event. All race time starts are subject to change without notice.

Winner of the circuit will be announced at Oak Mountain on March 5th.

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