Posts on Jan 2020

In the News January 2020

Long Lake/Raquette Lake In the News.
Long Lake and Raquette Lake receive mentions in local and national media.  Here’s a wrap up of links of where you can find the most updated info from this past week of January 2020.

Black Bear, a movie directed by Lawrence Michael Levine, was shot in Long Lake, NY in the summer of 2019 and it made its Sundance Premiere on January 24, 2020.  Here are some links about the production and interviews with actress Aubrey Plaza, known for her role April Ludgate, the deadpan and apathetic intern from “Parks and Recreation” that served as the actress’ breakout role.
In other news, Long Lake was mentioned in the Adirondack Explorer as it promotes a recent video produced by Crafting A Brand in September and October 2019 promoting Long Lake and Raquette Lake.
Raquette Lake was mighty cold, but doesn’t boast a record. Mentioned in the Post Star.
Sandra Scott writes of a family trip to Nicaragua and mentions fishing and Raquette Lake.
The Long Lake Winter Carnival and wrap up is featured in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

Long Lake Winter Carnival 2020 Wrap Up

Photo of Royal Couple, Kitsy & Eddie Rockstroh, by James L. Swedberg

With temperatures hovering around a brisk 11 degrees all day long, the Long Lake 18th Annual Winter Carnival saw an expansive turn out with new visitors, second homeowners and local residents flocking to the the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center for the event.  As the day progressed the snow started to fall, adding to the collective outdoor wintry experience for the visitors. The Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department coordinated all the races and activities and hosted the event at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area.
Events kicked off with the coronation of the Moonlighters Snowmobile Club King and Queen, Eddie and Kitsy Rockstroh from Clifton Park and Long Lake, NY.  Other events played out throughout the day including an ice sculpture park by the Ice Farm out of Auburn, NY installing a variety of pieces including the Long Lake Selfie Board featuring Fur Trappers and a carving of Owls Head Mountain and the iconic Fire Tower.
The Long Lake Fire Department served a complimentary lunch throughout the day from inside the Geiger Arena warming hut.
The day ended with a bonfire and fireworks, followed up with Live Music at area venues.
2020 Long Lake Winter Carnival Winners
Moonlighters Snowmobile Club King and Queen
Eddie and Kitsy Rockstroh of Clifton Park and Long Lake, NY
Goalie’s Day Off  1st Jeff Ruby
Ladies Frying Pan Toss – Prizes Sponsored by Town of Long Lake
1st Lillian Dechene – 53’ 3”
2nd  Hillarie Logan-Dechene – 53’
3rd  Anna Dechene – 49’
Men’s Feats of Strength – Prizes Sponsored by Town of Long Lake
1st Dan Gereau 34’ 3” feet
2nd Matt LaPlant – 31’ 9” feet
3rd Jeff Ruby – 26’ 9” feet
Wackiest Hat Contest – Cash Prize Sponsored by Town of Long Lake
1st Maria Clark
2nd Lorrie Gambino
3rd Axel Lewis
Cardboard Sled Races – Sponsored by Town of Long Lake
12 & Under
1st Quinn Giordano
2nd Kaleb Keller
3rd Charlotte Harris
1st Sara Kallfelz – Winter Cat
2nd Carissa & Carrera Lance – Ralphies Revenge
3rd Harrison Hall – Jaws
1st Sam Keller
2nd Lillian Dechene, Madi Holmes, Christian Fisher
3rd Kelsie Adams
Best in Show – Prizes Sponsored by the Long Lake Fire Department
1st Carissa and Carrera Lance – Ralphie’s Revenge
2nd Harrison Hall  – Jaws
3rd Griffin and Declan Farr – Cool Runnings
Best Cardboard Sled Crash – Sponsored by the Long Lake Diner
Team Loonie Bin – Mary Dery, Maddie Dery, Jenny Jurczak, Walter Juzukonis, Donna Umpenour, Scott Umpenour
Bonfires Sponsored by Donnelly’s Logging & Donnelly’s Sunset Point
Business and Event Sponsors
Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake
ADK Trading Post
Another Paradise Cove
Charles Grover Woodworks, Inc.
Chipman Woodworks
Corporate Service Solutions *
Deerland Property Management *
Donnelly’s Sunset Point *
Gillis Real Estate
Hoss’s Country Corner
Howe May We Help You, LLC *
Keller Landscapes
Long Lake Fire Department
Long Lake Diner
Long Lake Foundation*
Long Lake Rentals
Motel Long Lake
Roalsvig Law
Shamrock Motel and Cottages
The Dechene Family
The W!LD Center
The Town of Long Lake
*Denotes Platinum Sponsorship
Chazen Companies was on site meeting with the public about the Long Lake/Raquette Lake Comprehensive Plan throughout the afternoon. Survey’s were available and people offered their feedback on what they loved about the community and what they’d like the future to look like.

Long Lake Winter Carnival 2020

On Saturday, January 18th at noon, the Long Lake Winter Carnival will be held at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center in Long Lake, NY located at 6 Pavilion Way off of Deerland Road, NYS Route 30.  Events begin with a bonfire, snowmobile parade, and coronation of the King and Queen.  Free activities are slated throughout the day.  The Cardboard Sled Races start at 1p.m. with prizes awarded for speed and overall award for Best Decoration.  Sleds can be made with cardboard, paint, wax and tape.  Racing categories are for individuals and for teams. The ice skating rink and sledding hill will be open throughout the day.


Other events throughout the day include a Wackiest Hat Contest, Town-Wide Photo, Kids Balloon Chase, Goalie’s Day Off, Men’s Feats of Strength, the Ladies Frying Pan Toss, and fireworks at 6:30p.m.. All events are free.
The Ice Farm, featuring the talents of award-winning ice sculptor Stan Kolonko, will be on site carving ice scupltures all day long. Businesses or organizations interested in sponsoring an ice carving or race prizes are asked to contact the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Office at 518-624-3077. Cash prizes provided by the Long Lake Fire Department, Long Lake Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club and the Town of Long Lake.

In addition to the traditional events slated for the day, The Town of Long Lake will be hosting The Chazen Company at Mt. Sabattis. Chazen is in the process of creating a Comprehensive Plan; a community driven plan to articulate residents’ vision for the future and serve and as the Town’s official policy document. Planners from The Chazen Companies will be in attendance and seeking input at the Long Lake Winter Carnival on January 18th (from noon to 2 PM). They will be taking comments from residents, distributing surveys, and providing information about the planning process. 

Schedule of Events – All times subject to change without notice. The Long Lake Fire Department will provide complimentary hot food, hot chocolate, popcorn and snacks.  This event happens snow, rain or shine.  All times subject to change without notice.
12p.m. Winter Carnival Kick off, Ice Sculpture Installation Begins, Registration opens and free lunch served by the Long Lake Fire Department
12:15p.m. Snowmobile Parade – conditions permitting
12:30p.m. Coronation of Moonlighter’s King and Queen
12:45p.m. Wackiest Hat Competition
1:00p.m.  Cardboard Sled Races
1:45p.m.  Town Wide Photo
2:00p.m. Balloon Chase for Kids 9 and under
2:30p.m. One Shot Hockey aka Goalie’s Day Off
3:00p.m. Ladies Frying Pan Toss
3:45p.m.  Men Feats of Strength
6:30p.m.  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 12p.m. There will be free shuttle service running starting at 6p.m. until 2am to and from the event location and pickups throughout town.  Call 518-524-3106 for a ride.  Open to the public.   Snowmobiles welcome! 
For more information about Long Lake, or call 518-624-3077.   ##

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