Just in time for Adirondack Quilt Camp it’s time to open the window on Adirondack Fibers and Yarn Shop located on Adams Park Way off of Kickerville Road. Hey, you never know what you’ll discover in Long Lake, NY!
“If you’re anything like me when you have an idea for a project you want to do it RIGHT NOW!! I don’t want to have to wait until the weekend when I can get somewhere that sells the stuff I need, I want to start (and usually finish) it in that moment. Over the winter I picked up crocheting again after a few years hiatus. I had some yarn laying around to make hats out of, I borrowed yarn from friends and eventually had to get out of town to buy more yarn. Little did I know I didn’t even have to leave Long Lake to get material, we have our own yarn and fiber store right here in town!
Adirondack Yarn and Fibers is located on 48A Adams Park Way, just off of Kickerville Rd, and it has IT ALL! You want to crochet? You got it! You want to knit? You got it. You want to weave or even make your own yarn? You can do all of that.
Donna Adams is an avid knitter, crocheter and weaver who not only sells yarn, but made her own yarn (and it’s for sale) from sheep she used to have on her 36 acre farm. Although they no longer keep the animals they used to have she has plenty of wool and yard that she spun and dyed herself. The wool she has for sale is 50% wool from her sheep, 50% alpaca from the former farm in North Creek and 100% Adirondack! It’s very soft and comes in some amazing colors. In addition to these beautiful yarns she sells she makes any number of articles of clothing, one of my favorites is called a chill-chaser, and when time permits teaches all of these skills.
Not to be outdone her husband, Bob Adams is an equally amazing artist. His carpentry skills are top-notch. The table and the beautiful cabinet that are in the yarn and fiber store were made by Bob right there at the farm. Make sure you ask Donna to roll back the protective placemats to see the table, it’s worth a look. In addition to the furniture Bob has made he has also made a lot of the products that Donna sells in the store. There are looms of various sizes for the beginner weaver to the experienced weaver. Knitting and crochet needles, as well as drop spindles that are tole painted by Donna herself, are also hand made by Bob, and can be purchased right there at the store. Everything you need for your next project is available at the store.
I love crocheting and all of the things that go along with it but the thing that will make me want to go back over and over is the greeter, Cosmo. Going to a craft store is awesome enough but add this handsome dogger into the mix and it’s just about perfect! I wouldn’t mind sitting on the porch crocheting the day away with his handsome face!
If you’re looking to stop up to the store her hours are Thursday through Sunday 11am – 4pm in the summer and by appointment in the winter. She also will take orders if you’re just looking for something handmade. You should never have to leave town again to get your craft on!”
Construction plans for a spur trail from the Northville-Lake Placid Trail connecting to the center of Long Lake is slated to be finished by the fall and ready for use in 2018. The connector trail connects with the Three-Brook Loop Cross Country Ski Trail giving hikers an option for a short-cut into the village of Long Lake go into the town for a stop at the Post Office (located at the base of Mt. Sabattis) eat and even take advantage of multiple lodging options in the commmunity.
The spur trail will potentially save a lot of hoofing along route 28N, a busy travel corridor between Long Lake and Newcomb. This gives hikers traveling from the south end of the trail from Blue Mountain a much more convenient opportunity to pop into town for a rejuvenation stop for food, sleep, and replenishment of supplies.
The section of trail will be partly on state land and partly on property owned by the Town of Long Lake.
For those hikers not looking to come into town, there will be a bypass to continue on to the northern section of the Northville-Lake Placid trail and avoiding the drop off into town.
This is part of The Adirondack Community-based Trails and Lodging System and the Hamlets to Huts project.
Blue Mountain Lake, NY: The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts announces its annual Members’ Show now on exhibit through July 1, 2017. In addition, works by two sisters, Laurinda Minke and Louisa Wright, are on exhibit in the Arts Center’s second-floor galleries. A reception and artists’ talks for all three exhibits will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017, from 4 to 6 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
The Members’ Show is open to all Arts Center members who wish to display up to two pieces of their work. The 2017 exhibit includes the following artists: Frances Armstrong (rustic mirror), Fred Holman (abstract), Beverly LaBarge (gourd), Chip Perone (photography), Elizabeth Pinaha (oil), Al Pouch (reliquaries), Laura Smith (handmade purse and stash book), Eve Whalen (watercolor and charcoal), Raymond Whalen (mixed media and ceramic) and Joseph P. Wild (photography).
Minke’s Adirondack Musings includes more than 20 photographs of some of the Adirondacks’ most iconic images and locations including loons, whitetail deer, and views for Santanoni, Tahawus, and Long Lake. Wright’s mixed media Native Song depicts natural and repurposed elements, words, and quotes to share her deep connection to her ancestors and the Adirondacks with others.
Louisa Wright currently owns and operates the Incapacho Art Song Studio located at 8085 Newcomb Road, Long Lake, NY. Louisa will be teaching at Adirondack Quilt Camp in Long Lake, NY from June 26th – 27th. Louisa also offers workshops and gifts at her shop. She will be participating in the Long Lake Open House Tour on Wednesday, June 14th
The Arts Center, located at 3446 State Route 28 in Blue Mountain Lake, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through June 25; the Arts Center will be open Monday through Saturday beginning June 26.
The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is celebrating its 50th season! Visit www.adirondackarts.org for the most up-to-date information about performances, workshops, gallery exhibits, programs, and special events. The Arts Center is generously supported by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts.
The Long Lake American Legion Post #650 will be hosting the Long Lake Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29 in Long Lake, NY. The parade starts at 8:30 a.m from the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY. The Honor Guard will march to the Long Lake Bridge to commemorate those lost at sea and then return to the Doughboy Monument and Town Hall. At 9 a.m. the parade will re-commence and go to the Long Lake Cemetery for a ceremony and speech continuing on to the Vietnam Memorial at South Hill Road and Deerland Road.
The guest speaker for the Long Lake Memorial Day ceremony is CSM Christopher Reeves, Senior NCO for the 91st Military Police Battalion at Fort Drum.
CSM Christopher Reeves enlisted in the Army on 17 November 1993 as a Parachute Rigger. In August 1995 he reclassified and earned the MOS 31B, Military Police.
He has held every level of leadership from Team Leader to BN Command Sergeant Major. His assignments include Parachute Rigger Eco 782d MSB 82d Airborne Division, FT Bragg NC; Gunner and Team Leader 170th Military Police Company, Fort Lewis WA, Special Reaction Team, entry team member 51st Military Police Detachment Fort Lewis WA; Team Leader and Squad Leader 13th Military Police Company, Vicenza, Italy; Platoon Sergeant 252d Military Police Detachment, Fort Leonard Wood MO; Drill Sergeant A CO 795th Military Police Company, Fort Leonard Wood MO; Platoon Sergeant and Operations Sergeant 410th Military Police Company Fort Hood TX; Provost Operations Sergeant USARCENT Fort McPherson GA; First Sergeant HSC III Armored Corps Fort Hood TX; Operations Sergeant HHC 89th Military Police Brigade Fort Hood TX; First Sergeant 64th Military Police Company Fort Hood TX; Command Sergeant Major 720th MP BN (R)(P) Fort Hood TX; Directorate Sergeant Major of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security, Fort Gordon GA and Command Sergeant Major 91st Military Police Battalion, Fort Drum NY. He has been deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom for three rotations
CSM Reeves military education includes the Airborne Course, Parachute Riggers Course, Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Law Enforcement Senior Leaders Course, Hostage Negotiation Course; Antiterrorism Officer Basic and Advanced Course, IMCOM DPTMS Course, Drill Sergeants Course, First Sergeants Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy class 64.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal 3OLC, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal 6OLC, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal 7OLC, Army Good Conduct Medal 7TH Award, Iraqi Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon Numeral 5, National Defense Service ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon numeral 3, Kosovo Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation 1OLC, Army Superior Unit Award. He has also been awarded the Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Rigger Badge, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, French Parachutist Badge, German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge (Gold), Order of the Marechaussee (Bronze), CSM Reeves is a member of the Distinguished SGT Morales club and the Audie Murphy club.
In the event of rain the ceremony and speech will be held at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY 12847.
Men’s Rowing Race in Long Lake, NY
On Sunday, May 14th, 2017, Mother’s Day, the men’s rowing teams from St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY and Union College, Schenectady, NY meet for a match at the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1204 Main Street, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, NY.
The race is tentatively slated to kick off from the Long Lake Town Beach between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. weather dependent. The race could kick off as early as 6 a.m. if needed due to weather and wind. Announcements on race kick off will be available on www.facebook.com/mylonglake and the longlakeny twitter feed @longlakeny . Please note: the start time of the race is subject to change without notice.
The area between Helms Aero Service and the Town Beach Restrooms will be reserved for parking for team trailers and shells starting Friday, May 12th through Sunday, May 14th.
The event is free. Parking for spectators will be along the NYS Route 30, Main Street on the Jennings Park Pond side of the road with additional spectator parking available at Long Lake Central School.
Pastries and coffee will be sold on the beach by the ADK Trading Post to spectators.
There is no race course or finish line set until this weekend. The coaches will assess the best location for the race and determine start and finish at that time. Teams will practice on Saturday.
The race slated for Long Lake, NY came at the suggestion of St. Lawrence University sophomore, Henry Sandiford, a 2015 Long Lake Central School graduate. Henry and his coach hatched the idea hoping there would be time in the spring to host this event in Long Lake, NY. Henry contacted the Town of Long Lake’s Parks and Recreation Department to check on the viability of staging this event. The Director of Parks & Recreation, Alexandra Roalsvig, happens to be Sandiford’s aunt and an alum of Union College and jumped at the opportunity to offer the Long Lake Beach as a staging ground for this historic event. This is the first year for this race to be held on Long Lake, NY.
The Long Lake, NY beach location is mid-point for the teams. Many alumni and parents from both institiutions live in the surrounding communities and school spirit for both sides will be evident.
For more information call the Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism department at 518-624-3077 or check mylonglake.com
What better way to have your home shoveled out when over two feet of snow falls on the community of Long Lake?
This is the best way to handle it. Almost as good as a snowplow. The T Rex was spotted in Long Lake, NY near Hoss’s Country Corner shortly after a March blizzard socked in the community of Long Lake located in Hamilton County NY. Hamilton County is the most sparsley populated county, the third largest east of the Mississippi with the fewest people, so it’s no surprise a T Rex has made himself at home in the community.
While the weather was a brisk 18 degrees the day the T Rex made an appearance, there was speculation that dinosaurs have actually survived all along, but these prehistoric creatures were living amongst the forest of the Adirondack Park.
We’ve determined this T Rex to be human friendly. The T Rex loves to do landscaping, mowing lawns and handing out candy at parades.
This post is contributed by Nancy Halter, one of Long Lake’s newest “year-round” residents. She’s been living here in the summers and just this past season she and her husband, Dave, have made Long Lake their permanent home. They are embracing the community and this webmaster asked Nancy if she would be willing to share her experiences with everyone. This is Nancy’s Long Lake story.. in her own words!
Nancy wins first place for the Cycle Adirondacks Decorate a Bear contest. Left to Right, Peggy Wadecki, Dave Halter, Nancy Halter
My first introduction to Long Lake was camping at Lake Eaton Campground, a place where my husband Dave, had spent every summer of his childhood. While camping there one summer, we met some friendly locals, Jeff and Cindy Rutherford, and heard about land for sale on Beecher Park Road, right on Lake Eaton. Talk about being in the right place at the right time! Long story short, we were fortunate to be able to purchase the land and build our dream retirement/summer home.
While still living and working in New Jersey Dave and I would come up to Long Lake every chance we’d get. I was an art teacher and had the entire summer off from school and Dave ran his own business (Halter’s Cycles) so we were here a lot (escaping New Jersey!) Now, about 12 years after buying and building on Lake Eaton, we’ve retired and have moved to Long Lake permanently. Yes, Long Lake people, you are stuck with us!
Now, about this town. This is an incredibly beautiful, musical, artsy, friendly and fun community which I fondly refer to as “Mayberry.” There is so much to do here! Unbelievable for such a small community.
Thinking back, my first memories are of the weekly pool tournaments at “The Blarney Stone” restaurant. Being new in town, Dave and I hardly knew anyone but we met some of our closest friends over the table. We had to compete with some real “pool sharks” like Tim McIntyre, Jeff Rutherford and Bob Kissmann. The pool group has continued this tradition for many years now, although the location has changed after the Blarney Stone sadly burned down.
Nancy displays her works at the Long Lake Craft Fair
Long Lake is full of artists. ! I love it and feel right at home. I’ve met so many musicians, writers, painters, and crafts people here. I think Long Lake draws artistic souls. My favorite monthly event is the Open Mic at the Adirondack Hotel, which takes place the last Saturday of the Month. Terry and Wayne Chaikin host the monthly get-together which was previously hosted by Eric Peter. Anyone can sign up for a spot to perform. Just bring your voice or your instrument. The whole town usually shows up for this fun event.
Nancy and her friends enjoy the porch at the Adirondack Hotel.
Ah, the Adirondack Hotel, the town meeting place…. there’s nothing more relaxing than sitting on the porch in the rocking chairs talking with friends and looking at the lake. Every Wednesday night in the summer my musical partner, John Weyl and I enjoy singing and playing guitar for the Hotel patrons. We call ourselves “Blue Bandana”. Over the past 5 years we’ve met all kinds of musicians from all over the world that have “sat in” and played with us. We’ve had trumpet, saxophone, mandolin, guitar and keyboard players join us and some come back every summer.
Blue Bandana performs Wednesday Nights at the Adirondack Hotel. Pictured L to right, Tom Smith, Nancy Halter, John Weyl
Now if you like to write, there’s the “Creative Writers Workshop” lead by Gail Huntley that meets once a week at the Long Lake Library in the summer. This group includes published authors, songwriters like myself and others who enjoy writing poetry, short stories or comedy. We have two open mics each summer to share what we have produced. Over the years I’ve written several songs with the help and encouragement of this group. The Lakeside Knoshery and Boat Tours hosts the Writer’s Open Mikes in the summer months.
There is also a group of painters that meet weekly at the Geiger Center at Mt. Sabattis in the summer. We bring our supplies and sit together while painting and chatting. Some of these same artists show and sell their art in the Summer Art Exhibit at the Town Hall.
This is my first full winter in Long Lake and it has sure been a snowy one so far. I’m learning to dress in layers. It’s funny, I had no idea there would be snow on the ground every single day, but I’m finding it absolutely beautiful! Dave and I have joined the Adirondack Mountain Club and this group is full of some very rugged, healthy and outdoorsy types. I’m not sure this Jersey girl can keep up! They organize all kinds of hiking, kayaking, canoeing, snow shoeing and skiing events. Through this group, Jackie Mallery offers cross -country skiing lessons. I’ve survived one lesson so far and am looking forward to mastering this skill. Jackie is a wonderful teacher, especially for a beginner like me.
There is so much more to say about this delightful town. The “Cardboard Boat Float Boat” contest, the Heart of the Park Craft Fair, the 4th of July Celebration and fireworks, the Winter Carnival and of course all of the special people who live here! Last but not least, I want to mention the wonderful community of faith that I’m a part of at the Long Lake Wesleyan Church. I love being able to use the musical gifts God gave me to help lead the congregation in song each Sunday.
Snow! Thanks to our neighbor and friend who keeps the driveway plowed. I’m loving our first snowy winter in Long Lake.
So as you can probably guess, Dave and I are pretty happy with our decision to retire here to Long Lake. There are a few things to get used to, like the cold, snowy winters and having to drive far distances to get things you need but it’s worth it to live in this beautiful place. And there’s always Amazon.com! The UPS guy is at our house every other day.
On Saturday, January 14th 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. The popular Cardboard Sled Races start at 1pm. Prizes are awarded for speed and overall award for first place, Best In Show Decoration. Sleds can be made with cardboard, paint, wax and tape only. Categories are broken up by age group and teams. Other events throughout the day include a Wackiest Hat Contest, Town-Wide Photo, Men’s Feats of Strength, the Ladies Frying Pan Toss and fireworks at 6:30pm.
New for 2017 will be the introduction of the Long Lake Snow Kayak Races. It’s a combination of sledding, snowboarding, speed-riding and kayaking. Participants must provide their own kayaks and paddles and will be required to wear helmets.
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.
12pm Winter Carnival Kick off and registration opens.
12:15pm Snowmobile Parade
12:45pm Wackiest Hat Competition
1:00pm Cardboard Sled Races
1:45pm Town Wide Photo
2:00pm Snow Kayaking – New Event!
2:00pm Goalie’s Day Off
2:30pm Kids Events
3:00pm Ladies Frying Pan Toss
3:45pm Men’s Feats of Strength
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. Snowmobiles welcome!
For more information about Long Lake, www.mylonglake.com or call 518-624-3077.
Who will be the King and Queen this year?