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2019 Long Lake Plunge Benefit St. Judes

Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge
Saturday, December 28, 2019, 1pm
Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main Street

Create a team and beat the record!  

Prizes awarded for Most Funds Raised by a Team or Individual.  Best Costume/Team Theme and Best “Plunge Technique”  

Registration will take place at the Adirondack Hotel starting at 11am with a Med Check/blood pressure check by the Long Lake Rescue Squad and registration/paperwork submission.  You must donate to participate in the plunge!  

Special Thanks to the Long Lake Fire Department for safety protocols and cutting the ice.  

There will be judges on scene to evaluate participants themes/costumes and techniques and a prize ceremony will happen at the Adirondack Hotel immediately following the plunge.

There is a public bathroom at the beach. There will be two “warming” busses on site for plungers to stay warm.  Each team/or individual plunges one group at a time.  Please bring towels, water shoes and warm clothes!  Changing available at the Long Lake Public Restrooms.  Good luck! 

The Polar Plunge will raise funds in 2019 for St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.

The Town of Long Lake and the Long Lake Fire Department join forces for a fundraiser to benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The mission of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay.

Plungers are required to raise a minimum of $25 to participate in the event. Registration will be at the Adirondack Hotel starting at 11am. The Long Lake Rescue Squad will provide medical checks.

Prizes awarded for Best Team Theme, Best Individual Plunge, Best in Show, Most Funds Raised by a Team, and Most Funds Raised by an Individual.

Did you know:

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and they won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

Participants must be 16 and over to participate. Plungers under 18 must have parental permission. More information at 518-624-3077 or

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

Donate to this event online!  Link Here



           

Pendragon Presents Athena in Long Lake October 24, 2019

Photos from Athena

Athena, the critically acclaimed comedy by Gracie Gardner, will be making a tour stop in Long Lake with performance at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7pm. Athena, directed by Pendragon’s Artistic Director, Kimberley Bouchard and featuring Rachel Kemp and Cammie Marshall, is a coming of age comedy about the rivalry and friendship of two teenage athletes. Mary Wallace and Athena are brave, and seventeen, and fencers, and training for the Junior Olympics. They practice together, they compete against each other, they spend their lives together and they wish they were friends.
 
First performed in 2018, Athena, is a New York Times Critic’s Pick: “A deadly serious comedy about ambition, success, and owning your superiority. In it’s delicate ferocity, it shows a playwright who is full throttle funny and wise beyond her years”  The play is deemed “wily and entertaining.” by the Village Voice.
 
According to director Bouchard, she was first attracted to the play by the title, Athena.  “Athena is one of the goddesses I have been fascinated by since I was a child.  Born from the head of a male-god! The goddess of War and Wisdom and the Arts! Wow!  What a super-woman!  
After reading the play Athena I was enthralled by the story of these two young women athletes as they discover their power, their strength and their vulnerabilities.  As a young woman growing up before Title IX, I was an athlete with few opportunities to engage in competitive sports. During high school, I took up fencing at the local college with a girlfriend who felt the same lack in her life.  Fencing was our outlet for a yearning we had to be capable, strong and legitimately competitive. We loved it.”
 
Actors Rachel Kemp and Cammie Marshall play highly competitive teen fencers and have been training to fence for the roles with champion fencer, Viveka Fox. Fox is head coach of the Vermont Fencing Alliance, a former all-Ivy fencer and North Atlantic women’s foil champion and, in 2019, qualified to represent the US in age 50-60 womens foil at Veteran World Championships for the second time.
 
According to Kemp, who plays the title role in Athena, “Learning to fence has been so much fun and challenging. Working with Viveka Fox has been great. We’ve had a unique challenge in choreographing the fights because we’ve had to work backwards. We know who is supposed to score a point when, so it’s been a matter of silent communication to signal when that person is ready to hit, and when the other person is ready to be hit.  As a dancer, I’ve appreciated that fencing takes quick footwork and a lot of lunging. Our thighs were sore for days!”  
 
Athena is playing at the Long Lake Town Hall, Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7pm.  Tickets for the Long Lake performance are $8 and Long Lake Central School students are free. The Long Lake CTSO will be selling refreshments at intermission. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Offices at 1130 Deerland Road, cash or check, payable to the Town of Long Lake.

Photos from Athena

The Collective. Free Movie Screening

The Collective Movie Screening

Adventuring to undiscovered peaks together, plotting midnight-raids on inner-city handrails, lapping your home run until that last ray of sunshine disappears behind a distant ridge… Skiing is Collective.

Some call it a tribe mentality, others call it a shared sense of purpose. This film is our definition, written by a diverse team, each with their own ideas, their own forms of expression.

“The Collective” is more than a sum of its parts. No matter who you are or where you come from – it feels good to be part of something special.

Screening will be Friday, October 18, 7pm at the Long View Lodge, 681 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847. 

This screening is FREE! 

Craft Fair Long Lake Town Hall on October 12 2019

Harvest Craft Fair on Tap for the Weekend

The Town of Long Lake announces the Harvest Fest Craft Fair on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.
 
Hand made goods from vendors will be available including:  herbal spice mixes, homemade chip and dip bowls, bread and soup mixes, soy candles, handcrafted glass, balsam pillows, children’s books, table runners, wooden bowls, original art work, mixed media art, jewelry and more.
 
The CTSO will be providing fun for the kids with a Bounce House weather permitting. 
 
Fall can be an unpredictable time of year, sometimes cold, sometimes warm.  Be prepared for both.
 
For more information www.mylonglake.com or call Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department at 518-624-3077. 
 
 
 
 

Lows Ridge as seen in the Fall

Leaf Peeping Guided Hike 2019


Low’s Ridge – Upper Dam Trail
Leaf Peeping and Birding!
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Bus Departure at 7am, Long Lake Geiger Arena, Mt. Sabattis, 6 Pavilion Way

Join Joan Collins for a walk into beautiful Hitchins Pond and the Upper Dam on the Bog River. Common Loons nest on Hitchins Pond each year. Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons are also a common sight. The route is an old dirt road that passes through many lovely and varied habitat areas including a boreal bog, marsh, mixed forest, and ponds/lakes. After the 2.5 mile walk on level terrain to Hitchins Pond, there will be a food break at a scenic picnic area. Participants may order lunch from the ADK Trading Post. Lunch menus will be provided before departure.

Order and enjoy a warm Panini delivered picnic side via guide boat! There will be an optional 2 mile round trip hike up Low’s Ridge featuring spectacular views of the Bog River Valley and High Peaks. The round trip distance is 5 miles, or 7 miles if the hike up Low’s Ridge is added. Bring food (lunch can be ordered at departure), water, a jacket, appropriate attire/hiking shoes, binoculars, hat, sunscreen, and insect spray. Meet at the Geiger Arena parking area in Long Lake at 7 a.m. for transportation to the trailhead on Long Lake’s “Little Bus”! There is an outhouse at Hitchins Pond and a restroom at the Geiger Arena meeting location.

 

Register by calling the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department at 518-624-3077. This field trip is jointly sponsored by Northern New York Audubon and the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department. There is a maximum of 15 participants.

2019 Long Lake Long Boat Regatta

Images from 2018 Long Boat Regatta

Saturday September 21, 2019


Long Lake Long Boat Regatta
Location: Long Lake, NY
Distance: 10 miles
Registration Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Start Time: 11 AM
Entry Fee: $25pp ($20pp AWA members) 
Figure 8 Course, C-4 College Co-ed Cup, Adirondack Kayak Championships, North American Voyageur Canoe Championship, All NYMCRA classes and an Anything Goes Catergory.  Lots of fun in Long Lake! BBQ hosted by the Long Lake Lions
Contact: Brian McDonnell 518-891–2744 adirondack90miler@gmail.com

On Saturday, September 21st the Long Boat Regatta returns to the shores of Long Lake.  This long-standing racing tradition has been happening on the waters of Long Lake as the finale race of a busy race season for over 20 years.

The race course boasts a 10 mile stretch. Boats of all classes launch from the Long Lake Town Beach and head south under the bridge to Camp Hilary and Moose Island and then turn around and return north to Round Island.

This event is spearheaded by Macs Canoes and the organizers of the 90 Miler.  Registration is from 9:30am – 10:30am on the porch of the Adirondack Hotel at $25 per person. Paddlers are welcome to register their boats.  Colleges participate with teams from Hamilton and Paul Smiths College regularly making appearances.  

The camaderie of the racers is clear. Some return year after year to participate.    In 2016 a family of three, who’ve never participated in any paddling race before, took a chance and registered their boat.  They enjoyed the day, made some great friends and got to have a unique vacation experience.  

Spectators are invited to the Town Beach to watch.  The Long Lake Lions Club will be on site serving lunch to the participants and anyone who wants to pop in for a delicious lunch. 

Paddling Incentives!  Join the Race and look what can be yours! 

 

There are a limited number of 90 Miler shirts still available (racer small, medium, 2xl and women’s medium).

Place your order and we will deliver to you for no extra fee at the Long Boat Regatta this weekend.

Call the race hotline to place your order: 518.891.2744.

The custom NRS straps are in!

All 2019 90 Miler paddlers who also paddle in the Long Lake Long Boat Regatta on 9/21/19 will get a complimentary set of ‘Adirondack 90 Miler’ logoed NRS buckle bumper straps!

Registration starts at 930am on race day. The race start is at 11am.

A Long Lake Guideboat Comes Home

Colleen Smith, a Long Lake resident recently re-launched a guideboat on Long Lake, NY in July of 2019 after acquiring the boat originally built by her grandfather George W. Smith in Long Lake, NY in the early 1900’s.
 
Gordon Fisher of Long Lake, spotted a listing for the boat in a magazine and recognized it as being a Long Lake Guideboat, but was unsure of the builder. Fisher contacted Long Lake boat builder Bunny Austin about possibly brokering the vessel on behalf of the owner who was living on Lake Champlain where the boat had been in their family since the 1950’s. Bunny turned the brokering of the boat over to his nephew, boat builder, Keith Austin.  While Keith took on the boat with plans to sell it, his wife, Debbie Austin was re-caning the original seats when she spotted the cursive signature Geo W. Smith inscribed on the frames of all three of the seats.

The boat was likely built around 1907 around the time that George W. Smith was operating a boat building shop on North Point Road in Long Lake, NY. A mutual friend knew of Colleen’s connection as the granddaughter of Long Lake guideboat builder George W. Smith and mentioned the boat had recently been listed for sale.  Colleen jumped at the opportunity to purchase the boat and return it to the waters of Long Lake. 
 
Colleen was able to purchase the boat in 2018 and launch it at Endion on July 19th, 2019. Three generations of Smith’s were on hand to witness the soaking and launching of the watercraft.  Long Lake native Gail Emerson was also on deck offering assistance. Gail’s grandfather Wallace Emerson was a contemporary of George W. Smith and the two granddaughters stood proudly side by side on the shores of Long Lake for the historic re-launch.
 
From “The Raquette, River of the Forest,” by Charles W. Bryan, Jr. 1964. “Long Lake should be famous in Adirondack history of its association with that remarkable light craft known as the “Adirondack guide boat.”  It is not to be doubted that Long Lake played a major role in the development of the craft”
 
 
 

written & photo by Alexandra Roalsvig, Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism for the Town of Long Lake (unless otherwise noted) 

Memphis Collegian, Casey Lemieux and-Colleen Smith return George W. Smith’s original Adirondack Guideboat to the shores of Long Lake | Photo by Molly Irvine

Colleen Smith and Gail Emerson, granddaughters of boat builders Smith and Wallace Emerson 

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!

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