Posts on Feb 2020

2020 Hors D’Oeuvres Results Announced!

A buzz was in the air on Friday, February 21st for the Annual Long Lake Hors D’Oeuvres Tour the benchmark event for the Town of Long Lake’s Winter Wonderland Week.   
 
Guests of the tour were invited to ride the Long Lake’s community “Little Bus” and visit the local restaurants to vote for their favorite appetizer.  Guests hailed from Columbia County, NY, Plattsburgh, Tupper Lake, Long Lake and Albany and other locales.  The participating restaurants included: The Adirondack Hotel, the Long Lake Diner/Owl’s Head Pub and the Long View Lodge. 
 
With a good turnout, Long Lake looked to neighbor in Newcomb, to use their community bus to supplement transportation for the event.  Supervisor Robin DeLoria offered his ten-passenger bus to be used for the event citing he was happy to share services between the two upstate municipalities straddling Essex and Hamilton County.  
 

 


Guests descended upon the venues one at a time, moving about the community to try three appetizers at each location.  Guests had a voting card to review and select their favorite at each venue. The judging was to consider each individual appetizer with overall impression, presentation, uniqueness, combination of flavors, pleasing to the palate and originality. 

The Long View Lodge served a Chicken Pesto Puff Pastry, a Scallop Seafood Crostini and Bacon wrapped Meatloaf over Mashed Potatoes.  The overall winner for the Long View Lodge was the Chicken Pesto Puff Pastry with one guest saying, this was the favored selection, it should be on the menu and the dish was beautifully presented.

The Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub served each dish individually with a sorbet palate cleanser offered between each selection.  Dishes included Chicken Sausage Chili cup in a hand-molded tortilla, Bacon Bourbon BBQ, Battered and Breaded Pork Ribs  and Fried Green Tomatoes. The Chili Cup took top honors.  Comments remarked, “Execution at the diner was excellent, loved being served the dishes one at a time, and the flavors and the chili would be great to have coming off the trails. Loved the ribs too!”
 

The Adirondack Hotel served a Venison Slider, Smoked Duck with Brie and Smoked Salmon.  The Adirondack took top prizes for their Smoked Duck with Brie. Fans raving that the dish was a great combination of tastes citing the onion on the duck was a very nice touch.   
 

Guests were impressed with the portions and were full by the end of the night.  Guests remarked at the great camaraderie of the company, the organization of the event, the chefs creativity and the excellent service. 
 
The next foodie involved event in Long Lake will be in May during the Eat ADK Restaurant Week,  April 30th – May 7th.  More information will be available at www.mylonglake.com

LEap Year bus in Long Lake is free

Long Lake Leep Year Bus

Saturday, February 29th 2020, from 5 p.m. to Midnight, the Long Lake “Little Bus” will be running in Long Lake.  Hop on board Long Lake’s free door to door transportation and make the most out of leap year.  Visitors and residents can take the little bus to The Geiger Arena and Mt. Sabattis for a family night of ice skating and sledding under the stars. On Saturday, February 29th, the Mt. Sabattis/Geiger Arena is open from 1pm – 5pm and 6pm until 10pm with skating, sledding, and a bonfire.  Little Bus riders can also visit one of the dining establishments in town for an impromptu date night.
 
Catch a ride from home or an area lodging and back, pop out for dessert, or enjoy a night out with friends on Leap Year Saturday.  February 29th only falls on a Saturday once every 28 years, so you don’t want to miss this one.
 
Little bus phone number is 518-524-3106, the phone will be on starting at 5 p.m. and will end its service at Midnight. 
 
This event is sponsored by the Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.  For more information on snowmobile trail conditions, events, lodging, retail and dining options check mylonglake.com.
 

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival 2020

The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival will kick off on Saturday, February 15th with youth activities starting at 11am . Games will include a sack race, sledding, tire obstacle, balloon chase, and tug-of-war.  At noon there will be a Ladies Frying Pan Toss with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25. The Team Ice Golf Competition will be at 2pm  held throughout the day for teams with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25.
 
Registration for events will take place near the bonfire location. See Kat Forsell.  at the Raquette Lake Library.  Round out the day by warming up at the bonfire with fireworks at 7pm.  and the annual tug-o-war.
 
At noon representatives from The Chazen Companies will be at the Raquette Lake library handing out community surveys, gathering input and answering questions about the comprehensive planning process happening in Raquette Lake and Long Lake.
 
The Raquette Lake Fish and Game Club and Ladies Auxiliary will be serving Hot Dogs and chili on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at  Raquette Lake Supply.
 
At 2p.m. Magicians Chris and Pete of Chris and Pete Amusements will perform in the Raquette Lake Library.  The show is free.
 
Fireworks are slated for 7pm. Showcase will be weather dependent.  Check www.facebook.com/raquettelake for schedule updates.
 
On Sunday, February 16th, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the Raquette Lake Ladies Auxiliary sponsor a $10 all you can eat Pancake Breakfast at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall.  
 
At Noon on Sunday the Cross-Cut / Chainsaw competition will be held on the Raquette Lake Village Green. This long-standing tradition is a not to be missed event featuring timed men’s, women’s and mixed divisions.  Competitors must bring their own chainsaw!
 
Cookie donations are requested for Saturday, February 15th.  Please drop off at the Raquette Lake Library.  As in years past the Raquette Lake Library will be open for hot chocolate, cookies and warmth from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday and from Noon until 2 p.m. on Sunday.   Raquette Lake Events Coordinator Kat Forsell will be coordinating the events of the weekend.
 
For more information www.myraquettelake.com
 

Winter Wonderland Week 2020

Bubble Trouble happening on Tuesday, February 18th at 12pm at the Long Lake Town Hall.  Free!  Fun for all ages!  

The annual Winter Wonderland Week returns with tons of great activities almost every day throughout the holiday break. 

Saturday, February 15th

Kick out the jams with an 80’s Skate & Pizza party on Saturday, February 15th at 6pm at the Geiger Arena.  Don your best retro duds and get your boogie/skate on.  Prizes awarded for best costumes and games.  For more information call 518-624-3077.  The rink will remain open til 10pm, as regularly scheduled. 

Tuesday, February 18th

The fun continues on Tuesday February 18th at 12pm with Jeff Boyer’s Bubble Bonanza. Mixing comedy, music, and interactive bubble-magic, Jeff engages and delights audiences of all ages. It’s a sensory-friendly bubble extravaganza for the whole family!  This event is free for all. 

Wednesday, February 19

Keep the winter week rolling with a Nordic Ski Excursion on Wednesday February 19th at 10am, meeting at the Geiger Arena.  The group will then carpool to Cedarlands for a semi “guided” Nordic ski around the area.  All abilities are welcome and some informal instruction will be offered from the more experienced skiers.  Free ski rentals available at Hoss’s Country Corner or the Adk Trading Post. For more information call 518-624-3077. 

Thursday, February 20th

Continuing with the sliding theme is the Oak Mountain Tubing Trip on Thursday February 20th at 9am.  Enjoy an afternoon of tubing and lunch sponsored by the Town of Long Lake.  Transportation will be provided, but sign up is required to ride bus, sign up by calling 518-624-3077 no later than February 18th. Bus will depart from Geiger Arena at 9am and return approximately 3:30pm. 

Be sure not to miss the Kids Movie Night at 5pm that same day.  Pizza and popcorn provided and bus transportation available by sign up.  Movie starts around 5pm and this month’s movie is Toy Story 4. 

Friday, February 21

And finally, close out the Winter Wonderland Week with the ever popular Hors D’Oeuvres Tour on Friday February 21st at 5pm.  Tour area restaurants and vote for your favorite appetizer at each location.  Each restaurant serves three Chef’s Choice appetizers and participants vote for the best at each restaurant.  Must reserve in advance.  Tickets will be available online until Monday, February 17th.  Price includes appetizers only.  Drinks and extras are additional charge.  Tickets available online at www.mylonglake.com/tour.  

 

Long Lake Public Library Announces New Librarian 2020

Long Lake Librarian

The Long Lake Public Library Board is delighted to welcome a new Library Director, Crystal Niedzwiadek, to the community.

 

 

Crystal has been working in public libraries since 2004, including Baltimore County Public Library, Aurora Public Library & Boulder Public Library in Colorado. She is also an alum of Drexel University’s Library & Information Science program. Although Crystal started her career as a generalist serving all ages, she now specializes in serving youth through innovative library services to include early childhood literacy programming and by engaging teens with technology in media labs and maker spaces. She enjoys most collaborating with community members and local schools to develop interesting library programs and a relevant library collection. She hopes to maintain the library as a warm and welcoming space for people to gather and enjoy, and has plans to curate the collection, improve the website and start new programming.

Curl up with a book this winter from the Long Lake Public Library!

Winter Hours (Labor Day – May 31)
Sunday  Closed
Monday  Closed
Tuesday  1 PM – 7 PM
Wednesday  9 AM – 1 PM
Thursday  3 PM – 7 PM
Friday  9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday  9 AM – 3 PM

Hors D’Oeuvres Tour 2020 Announced in Long Lake

Tickets Click here

On Friday, February 21st, 2020 the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department and area restaurants open up the doors for the return of the Hors D’Oeuvres Tour from 6pm until 10pm. Venues for 2020 include the Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake Diner & Owl’s Head Pub and the Long View Lodge.
 
Tickets are $35 for individuals or a $65 for a couple. Guests will dine on three appetizers from each restaurant and vote for the best. The Long Lake Little Bus will provide free door to door transportation. Guests will be responsible for tips and drinks are sold separately.
 
Purchase tickets on-line at www.mylonglake.com/tour. Guests traveling from out of town are welcome to participate in our Little Bus park and ride service from their lodging location or from the municipal lot located at 1167 Main Street in Long Lake, NY.  Due to popular demand, Long Lake Parks and Recreation has partnered with The Town of Newcomb to have the use of their bus for additional passengers, so there will be two busses running.
 
The order of stops will be selected at random the day of the event. Guests use a voting card to review their items and assign a score. Guests participating in the event travel as a group with event liaisons helping guide the guests on the tour.  
 
Every guest becomes the judge and vote on a points system considering presentation, quality, taste, texture and originality. Each restaurant will be awarded their best appetizer and reviews at the end of the tour which may be used to help design their upcoming menus or their social media channels. Each participating restaurant will be recognized for the best hors d’oeuvres served at their individual establishment. 
 
Advance Tickets are $35 for individual ticket or $65 a couple.  On-line sales and over the counter sales will close on Monday, February 17th at noon to ensure that participating restaurants have an accurate headcount for the event.  On-line sales are at www.mylonglake.com/tour. 
 
All the restaurants will be open for regular dining service in addition to the Hors D’Oeuvres Tour.  The Town of Long Lake and these same venues will also be participating in the spring Eat ADK event taking place April 30th to May 7, 2020.
 
Participating establishments include, The Adirondack Hotel, the Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub and the Long View Lodge.  For more information on the event or lodging or please call 518-624-3077.  Guests must have reservations by Monday, February 17th by noon or will be added to a waiting list, so sign up early.
 

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