Posts on Aug 2019

Reunion and Town Celebration On Deck for September

Plans are underway for a four-day All Class Inclusive Long Lake Central School Reunion and Town Celebration event to be held Thursday, September 12 through Sunday, September 15th, 2019 at a variety of venues in and around the Long Lake area. Barbara Cragg Kiefer, Class President of Long Lake Central School Class of 1969 chairs the 2019 Reunion Committee.
 
This event initiated by the Class of 1969 to celebrate their 50th reunion also includes alumni from all the graduating classes from Long Lake Central School and residents of the Long Lake Community. Barbara Kiefer manages two Facebook groups with over with 319 members people interested in the event.  Kiefer and the reunion committee have been planning this event for over three years. While the group has been coordinating efforts on social media, Kiefer wants to ensure all alumni and residents, teachers and staff are included and invited. It is open to anyone who has a connection to the school and community. There are many activities available and everyone is welcome to pick and choose their favorites.
 
Planned events include:  Santanoni Wagon Trip, Trivia Night at the Adirondack Hotel, Golf, Alumni Assembly, Dance with the Adirondack DJ at the Long Lake Town Hall, Picnic at Mt. Sabattis, Open Mike, Karaoke at The Cellar, Formal Buffet dinner hosted at the Long View Lodge, Story Slam, Class Meetings and local church services.
 
Costs for the activities range per venue.  To sign up or for more detailed information about the reunion schedule please contact Barbara Kiefer via email at kieferba1@aol.comor check out the official Town of Long Lake website at www.mylonglakecom/schoolsfor the most updated schedule of events.  To register for the official class dinner on Saturday night tickets are available online at https://thelongviewlodge.com/llcsreunion
 
 
 
 
 

Beadle Brothers Slated to Rock Long Lake!

The 11th Annual Fire Department Chicken Barbeque at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion benefiting the Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department returns on Saturday, August 24th.  Food service and to go meals starts at 4 p.m. until they run out. All proceeds benefit the Long Lake Fire Department. The Mt. Sabattis Pavilion is located at 6 Pavilion Way at the intersection of Deerland Road and South Hill Road in Long Lake, NY.   Entertainment for the BBQ will feature the country sounds of The Beadle Brothers, no additional charge.
 
The Beadle Brothers hail from central New York, they are a Syracuse favorite and Indie World Country Charts Stars. The Beadle Brothers will be performing from 6p.m. to 10 p.m. on the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion stage. For over four years The BeadleBrothers have been the house band for Turning Stone’s “Tin Rooster” playing shows at least three times a month. The Beadle Brothers perform a variety of original songs and popular country covers showcasing an upbeat, interactive, and energetic fusion of country and rock. These five musicians have opened for major national touring acts including: Trent Willmont, Brian White, Marc Willis, Brantley Gilbert, Lone Star, and Jarrod Niemonn.  The Beadle Brothers were nominated for the 2015 New Music Awards Country Group/Duo of the Year along with Florida Georgia Line, Thompson Square and The Band Perry.
 
The reviews are in for the Beadle Brothers:
 
“Heard you guy’s play last night for the first time. I gotta say you’re the best I’ve heard in a long time!”
 
“Great time last night!! Beadle Brothers rocked the house. Let’s do it again soon guys.”
 
Guests are invited to sit at picnic tables under the cover of the pavilion, and may also bring picnic blankets and chairs to set up.  There is free parking available.   This event happens rain or shine and there is no admission charge for the concert.
 
The Beadle Brothers concert is sponsored by the Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.  There is no cover for the event, but the Fire Department will accept donations in addition to selling their delicious BBQ. Come for the food, stay for the night!   
 
For more information visit www.mylonglake.com

Long Lake Town Wide Garage Sale Map! 2019!

Smokey Bear Celebrates 75th Birthday in Long Lake!

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department partners with the NYS DEC Forest Rangers in the region to coordinate efforts to celebrate Smokey Bears 75th Birthday in and around Long Lake on Friday, August 9th!  Considering his age, Smokey stays in good shape by working out, shoveling and educating the public about Forest Fire Prevention.  Smokey Bear says he is able to maintain his youthful appearance from the positive energy he garners from working with children and good folks all over the country.

Look for Smokey Bear to stop by area businesses on Friday, August 9th, 2019 after 2 p.m.  In Long Lake Smokey Bear will be handing out trinkets and birthday knick-knacks to children and help spread the word about Forest Fire prevention.  Stops slated include The Park Long Lake, The Long Lake Town Beach, the ADK Trading Post, Lake Eaton Campground and then finishing up in Blue Mountain at Durant Lake Campground.  

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that DEC is participating in events across the state this month to celebrate Smokey Bear’s 75th anniversary. DEC is teaming up with the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters, and the Ad Council to celebrate 75 years since the 1944 launch of the Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign, the longest-running public service advertising campaign in U.S. history.

Smokey Bear has successfully educated generations of Americans about how we can all help prevent wildfires,” Commissioner Seggos said. “We invite all New Yorkers to join us and celebrate this national icon at events across New York State this summer. Smokey’s words are still an urgent and relevant reminder for all of us to follow – Only YOU can prevent wildfires.'”

Smokey Bear was “born” on August 9, 1944, when the Forest Service and the Ad Council agreed on using a fictional bear to serve as the symbol for their joint effort to promote forest fire prevention during World War II. Roughly nine out of 10 forest fires are caused by humans. Wildfires can be deadly and destructive, and the national annual cost of their consequences can range anywhere from $71.1 to $347.8 billion, according to recent study by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Last year’s Camp Fire in northern California destroyed the city of Paradise and killed more than 80 people, making it the nation’s deadliest wildfire in more than a century.

New York State has 18.5 million acres of public and private forest lands susceptible to seasonal wildfires, and DEC’s Forest Rangers are the state’s lead division tasked with forest fire mitigation and the control and prevention of wildfires. In 2018, DEC Forest Rangers extinguished 105 wildfires that burned a total of 845 acres. For more information about the Forest Rangers, go to DEC’s website.

 

Fun Facts You Didn’t know About Smokey Bear.

The “the” was added to his name to match a song’s rhythm.

Though his name is technically Smokey Bear, many grew up calling him Smokey the Bear. There was good reason, namely the popular song “Smokey The Bear.” The tune was written in 1952 by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins. The musicians added a “the” to his name to fit with the song’s rhythm. This minor change has caused confusion ever since.

On a July morning in 1922, a case of magnesium powder exploded in a warehouse in New York’s Greenwich Village. The resulting fire was devasting, legendary. The conflagration claimed the life of a heroic firefighter named “Smokey” Joe Martin.

Two decades later, on August 9, 1944, the first Smokey Bear poster appeared. The bear was named in honor of “Smokey” Joe, and his first piece of public service artwork depicted the animal in his iconic hat, dousing a fire with a bucket of water.

This week marks the 75th birthday of Smokey Bear. Over the years, Smokey has grown into an American icon. He’s an educational star of commercials, cartoons, toys, posters and more. Let’s dig into the life of this honorable bear. And remember… “Only you can prevent forest fires.”

Schedule Subject to change without notice due to weather and or need for search and rescue operations.  There is no “set” schedule.  Just keep your eyes peeled for the NYS DEC Ranger Truck! 

15 Events, 2 Towns, 5 Days in 1 Week

There is a lot of action in Long Lake, NY and Raquette Lake, NY this week and here is your primer for the week so you don’t miss out on anything.
 
Monday, August 5th
6pm, Monday Night Soccer on the Ball Field. Ages 7th grade students and up.  Free! With Coach Jim Piraino.  Part of Long Lake’s Parks & Recreation Youth Programming.
 
Wednesday, August 7th
10am Zoomobile Raquette Lake at the Library and
Noon at Mt. Sabattis Pavilion at 6 Pavilion Way in Long Lake NY.

 
1pm at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, Kids Art Class, $5 per child
 
7pm 10th Mountain Division Brass Ensemble.  Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. Free.

The 10th Mountain Division Band Brass Ensemble is a 9 member band which performs a variety of music. As the Army has transformed to meet the complexities of modern warfare, so too Army Music has evolved and adopted to meet their musical mission.

Picnic table seating available. Guests welcome to bring lawn chairs. Please bring flashlights as it gets dark earlier and there is no ambient lighting in the parking area. 
 
Thursday, August 8th
10a.m.-2p.m. The Long Lake Farmers Market is every Thursday located at the Mt. Sabattis Lower Parking Lot on South Hill Road across from the Post Office. Look for fresh veggies, pies, ice cream, Otter Creek Wines, rustic furniture, jewelry and more!
 
 
7:00 pm The Tailor Made Band. Raquette Lake Village Green. Free!


Opening for industry legends such as Charlie Daniels, Lady Antebellum, Kellie Pickler and Josh Thompson to name a few, this high energy band is also the official band of radio station show, “The Wake Up Q” with Chris Allinger.
 
This concert is sponsored by Saint Williams Long Point. Donation Admission Appreciated.
 
7:30pm. Denise and Moe Helms in Concert.  United Methodist Church, Long Lake, NY. Free.

Denise and Moe are both accomplished musicians with experience ranging from quartets up to full band ensemble’s and musical productions. While each can play multiple instruments they specialize in French Horn (Denise), and Piano (Moe). Hailing from Long Lake originally, they both reside in Vestal, NY now. Following the performance, a reception will be held to meet the artists. Donations are appreciated at each event to help defray the cost of this series.
 
Friday, August 9
6pm Bad Chaperones on the Long Lake Town Beach, Music by the Lake. Free.


It’s always a fun night on the beach with classic songs, danceable riffs, and something for everyone with the Bad Chaperones! Join us for a fun night at the beach. Free concert, extended beach hours for the kids and food too! When asked who their inspiration and greatest influences are…. “cow bell, post-it notes, clip boards”  This concert is free and part of the Town of Long Lake, Parks, Recreation & Tourism Music by the Lake Series.


 
Saturday, August 10th
 
9am-1pm  Book Sale Long Lake Central School Gym

9am Town Wide Garage Sale, Long Lake, NY. Pick up maps at the Long Lake Town Offices (back door) 1130 Deerland Road or at area businesses.  Please, no early birds!

Saturday, August 10th Continued… 
Raquette Lake’s Busiest Day!
10am Juried Craft Fair– Raquette Lake School

The Raquette Lake Parents Teachers and Friends will sponsor the 29th annual Arts and Crafts Fair at the Raquette Lake School on Rt. 28 on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 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.


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.  Other exhibitors include 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’.  Nancy Pulling Best with her children’s books photographer Joe Wild of “Wild Ways Photography” will be exhibiting this year.


10am Raquette Lake Library Book Sale


11:30am Scavenger Hunt, Meet at Raquette Lake Supply. Cash Prizes!


5pm The AUCTION!  By the Raquette Lake Fire Department.  Please note earlier time, 5pm!
 


 

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