2019

Business Supporters Long Lake and Raquette Lake

Business Sponsors and Contributors
 
Long Lake and Raquette Lake have a robust business community that works together and collaborates with the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department year-round. With events being the cornerstone of the Parks and Recreation Department, we couldn’t pull off all we do without the volunteers and commitment of our business community. Our businesses are famous for donating time, materials and helping co-sponsor events,  art installations, planting flowers, keeping our community beautiful and our businesses showcase our community pride and strong Adirondack spirit. There are ample opportunities to promote and support the variety of programs within our towns.  If you don’t know our businesses and volunteers, you should! 
 
Please support our local business sponsors. They keep our community ticking! Their support is vital and if you see us mentioning them in social media and on our website, you can be assured they are part of our ongoing community building that continues to grow as we see new businesses open and grow even throughout the very economically challenging pandemic. We thank our businesses for their support despite the hardships and obstacles so many faced.
 
If you are a local business owner or volunteer and want to get involved, don’t be shy! We’d love to have you!  Please email longlake@mylonglake.com to receive information on our advertising programs, social media promotions, sponsorships, events news and more.
 

Winter Carnival 2019
Adirondack Experience ADKX
ADK Trading Post
Another Paradise Cove
Charles Grover Woodworks, Inc.
Chipman Woodworks
Corporate Service Solutions
Gillis Real Estate
Hoss’s Country Corner
Howe May We Help You, LLC
Keller Landscapes
Long Lake Rentals
Motel Long Lake
Roalsvig Law
Shamrock Motel & Cottages
The Dechene Family
THE W!LD CENTER
Long Lake Fire Department
 
Winter Carnival – 2020
Another Paradise Cove
Adirondack Growl & Grub
Turner’s Pizza
Motel Long Lake
Long View Lodge
Roalsvig Law
Long Lake Real Estate
Adirondack Hotel
Corporate Service Solutions
ADK Trading Post
Gillis Real Estate
Hoss’s Country Corner
Shamrock Motel & Cottages
Chipman Woodworks
How May We Help You, LLC
Long Lake Fire Department
Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub
Moonlighters Snowmobile Club


Community Pride Day 2020
 
Order of the Eastern Star Abenaque Chapter #745
Long Lake Lions Club
Hoss’s Country Corner
Friends of the Long Lake Library
Raquette Lake Preservation Foundation
Shamrock Motel & Cottages
Roalsvig Law
Long Lake Diner/Owl’s Head Pub
Dr. Russell Rider
Long Lake Fire Department
Raquette Lake Fire Department
Chipman Woodworks
Helms Village Store
Raquette Lake Supply
Moonlighters Snowmobile Club
Another Paradise Cove
Long Lake Central School
Raquette Lake School
Motel Long Lake
ADK Trading Post
Community Bank NA
Long Lake Fish & Game Club
 
 
Winter Carnival   2021
 
ADK Trading Post
Adirondack Hotel
Howe May We Help You, LLC
Long Lake Rentals
Thomas Donnelly Logging
Motel Long Lake
 
Geiger Arena 
Dr. Sheridan Mish Life Power Chiropractic
Anonymous Supporters
Rebecca La Fountain Stoner

 
Community Pride Day
Eastern Star Abenaque Chapter #745
Raquette Lake Preservation Foundation
Roalsvig Law Office
Long Lake Fish & Game Club
Long Lake Lions Club
Branden Tokarz Excavating LLC
Thunder Lane Property Management
Helms Aero Service
Adams Plumbing & Heating
Long Lake Central School
Raquette Lake Navigation
Raquette Lake Tap Room
Raquette Lake Free School District
Hoss’s Country Corner
Burnt Mountain Lodge
Church of the Transfiguration
Shamrock Motel & Cottages
Friends of the CVW Long Lake Library
Helms Village Store
Long Lake Diner & Owl’s Head Pub
Long View Lodge
Chipman Woodworks
 
Mountain Times 2021
Pine Bear Cottage
Long View Lodge
Hoss’s Country Corner
The Park
ADK Trading Post
Dr. Rider Office
Roalsvig Law Office
Adirondack Experience
The Wild Center
Burnt Mountain Lodge
Britton Inn
Shamrock Motel & Cottages
LL Thrift
Branden Tokarz Excavating LLC
Wide River Antiques
Raquette Lake Navigation
Heart Uplifted
Custard’s Last Stand
Mintaska Cottage
 
4th of July Fireworks 2021
Whitney Industries – Gold Sponsor
  Eastern Star Abenaque Chapter #745
  Fred Short Landscaping
  Long Lake Diner
  Stewart’s Shops
  Raquette Lake Navigation
  Pohl Construction
  Long Lake Fire Department
  Long Lake Rescue Squad
  Britton Inn and Cottages
 
Flower Barrel Volunteers
 
Planting and watering the flower barrels in Long Lake & Raquette Lake
 
Mindy Hoegerl
Dean & Donna Pohl
Hallie Bond
Ruth Howe
Darlene Vartuli
Linda Gibson
Maxine Rider
Jackie Copeland
Mary Marcell
Dianne Waters
Alex & Paul Roalsvig
John Hosley
Camille Cristaldi
Helen Kentile
George Britton
Carol Turner
Lola Linck
Robert Tice
Carol Benson
Bob & Peggy Dechene
Pat Benton
Karen Seaman
Bob Gibson
Cindy Black
Venita Keller
Long Lake Lifeguards
 
 
 

Lunch with Santa photo post

2019 Lunch with Santa

Lunch with Santa was held on December 14, 2019 at the Long Lake Town Hall.  Santa took a break from overseeing his workshop at the North Pole to make a special stop in Long Lake to check on the children.  Santa announced all the kids have been good this year and no one was on the naughty list!

 

Holiday Lights Contest

 
The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Annual Holiday Decorating Contest for both Long Lake and Raquette Lake. 
 
In Long Lake judging will be on Tuesday December 17th, 2019 after sunset, and the contest is open to both businesses and residents.  There will be cash prizes for residential homes only. To sign up call 518-624-3077 by Monday December 16th.  Winners will be announced at the Senior’s Holiday Luncheon on Thursday December 19th.
 
The Raquette Lake Holiday Lights Contest judging will take place on Thursday December 19th after dark, and cash prizes will be awarded for best display. Participants are asked to have their displays fully lit up during the judging. 
 
Residents of both communities will be eligible for prizes of $100, $75 and $50. Businesses receive plaques for their prize-winning displays.
 
The contest is free to enter.  Call up to sign up to guarantee your display is included.  518-624-3077.

Black Friday

Black Friday Sales Local Merchants!

Black Friday and beyond. Shop our local merchants in Long Lake & Raquette Lake. Great gift ideas that make a difference include purchasing gift certificates from your favorite place too!  Take a peek and get some inspiration.  Spending in your two favorite towns helps keep the lights on year-round!  And talk about amazingly unique gift ideas!  Don’t miss out! 

Book a winter getaway in Long Lake.  Donnelly’s Sunset Point now offering a spectacular lake side home with plenty of room.  Thinking about a family reunion, or a girls weekend!  Check out this lodging.  Unsurpassed, amazing views of Long Lake! 

You won’t Believe Your Eyes! Drone Video of Long Lake and Raquette Lake!

Feeling Long Lakey? Our “brand” is quintessential small town meets the great outdoors of the Adirondacks, a tapestry of public and private land, a one-of a kind six million acre protected park in the Northeastern United States of upstate New York. Long Lake and Raquette Lake, as a destination, invite visitors to have a transformative, restorative outdoor recreational experience. Whether it’s a gentle, quiet walk in the woods, paddling on a calm lake, soaring in the skies in a seaplane or reconnecting with the forest, a visit to our communities will infuse the visitor with a fresh perspective and rejuvenate the soul.

Find the feeling!

As featured in the The Travel Video Alliance’s Spotlight newsletter. Check it out! Link to Long Lake Spotlight

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.

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