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Show Up Encore Performance!

Peter Michael Marino is also a graphic designer and has Long Lake in his summer blood.  Peter has been visiting the region since 1986 (or 87- fact checkers looking into confirmation) and worked closely to help invent, create the popular tee-shirt featuring the catchy phrase, “The Summer is Short, the Lake is Long”  

Peter has hosted the Long Lake Bed Races for several summers.  He’s known for stopping cars, bantering with children and adding to the bedlam of the day.  We will see Peter return to hosting the Long Lake Polar Plunge on December 30th, 2017 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. 

Long Lake, NY –

Back by popular demand!  Peter Michael Marino best known locally for hosting the Long Lake Bed Races and the Polar Plunge (returning on Sat. Dec 30th) he returns for an encore after a magical weekend of shows in October.  His houses were full, the laughs contagious, and the audience was ready to go on the ride.  Get ready because he’ll be looking for assistance.  Whether you are going to manage the music, the stage design or come up with the name of the family pet (it changes every show, you just don’t know what you will be doing) This interactive journey will have you laughing all night long. 

After the recent critically acclaimed, sold out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, Peter Michael Marino’s semi-improvised, one-man comedy “Show Up” makes its Long Lake debut at the Adirondack Hotel for two performances on December 30th at 6:00 p.m.

In “Show Up,” award-winning solo show performer, producer and director Peter Michael Marino (“Desperately Seeking the Exit,” “Late with Lance!”) uses his decades of comedy and solo performance expertise to turn the often vilified clichés of the genre on their clichéd heads. Marino exploits an arsenal of Post-it® Notes to compile and transform the challenging and enlightening real-life audience experiences into a single vibrant life-story that is unique each time. Chance elements are increased as audience members are engaged to design the set and sound. “Show Up” provides a wild, unpredictable ride for the audience as Marino navigates this real-life high wire…and there’s a party!

An array of Adirondack Hotel appetizers will be served starting at 6:00 p.m. with the performance beginning shortly after 6:15p.m. Cash bar available throughout the 75-minute show, concluding with a complimentary champagne toast.

Tickets are $25 per person and include show and appetizers. Reservations are required by phoning or emailing the Adirondack Hotel at 518-624-4700 or adkhotel@frontiernet.net

Peter Michael Marino is the creator/co-producer of SOLOCOM, which has launched over 400 world-premiere comedies at The People’s Improv Theater. His internationally acclaimed solo comedy “Desperately Seeking the Exit” chronicled the unmaking of his West End musical flop “Desperately Seeking Susan” – receiving 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe, and a London transfer. His 2015 solo chat show spoof “Late with Lance!” played everywhere from NYC to London. Directing credits include: Amy Marcs’ “Nice T!ts,” Mark Demayo’s “20 & Out,” and Mark Giordano’s “Mad Man.” His production company credits include “David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Hamlet,” “David Mills: Shame!,” Charles’ “Moby Alpha,” and “Joe’s NYC Bar.” Regionally Peter Michael Marino has hosted the Long Lake Bed Races and Long Lake Polar Plunge.  His hilarious and spontaneous ability to improvise on the spot has delighted Long Lake audiences for years.  More info at: www.petermmarino.com

 

★★★★★ “A performer of great intelligence, wit and energy.” – Bunbury Magazine

★★★★★ “Hilarious!” – Front Row Center

★★★★ “Hilarious!” – Broadway Baby

★★★★ “Well worth showing up to!” – Fringe Guru

★★★★ “Hilarious! – The Wee Review

“Rare and special work. Highly recommended!” – The Fringe Review

“Hilarious!” – TimeOut New York 

“A keen and witty mind” – Edinburgh Reporter

 

 

 

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Show Up The Show in Long Lake

Peter Michael Marino is also a graphic designer and has Long Lake in his summer blood.  Peter has been visiting the region since 1986 (or 87- fact checkers looking into confirmation) and worked closely to help invent, create the popular tee-shirt featuring the catchy phrase, “The Summer is Short, the Lake is Long”  

Peter has hosted the Long Lake Bed Races for several summers.  He’s known for stopping cars, bantering with children and adding to the bedlam of the day.  We will see Peter return to hosting the Long Lake Polar Plunge on December 30th, 2017 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. 

Long Lake, NY – After the recent critically acclaimed, sold out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, Peter Michael Marino’s semi-improvised, one-man comedy “Show Up” makes its Long Lake debut at the Adirondack Hotel for two performances on October 13 & 14 at 6:00 p.m.

In “Show Up,” award-winning solo show performer, producer and director Peter Michael Marino (“Desperately Seeking the Exit,” “Late with Lance!”) uses his decades of comedy and solo performance expertise to turn the often vilified clichés of the genre on their clichéd heads. Marino exploits an arsenal of Post-it® Notes to compile and transform the challenging and enlightening real-life audience experiences into a single vibrant life-story that is unique each time. Chance elements are increased as audience members are engaged to design the set and sound. “Show Up” provides a wild, unpredictable ride for the audience as Marino navigates this real-life high wire…and there’s a party!

An array of Adirondack Hotel appetizers will be served starting at 6:00 p.m. with the performance beginning shortly after 6:15p.m. Cash bar available throughout the 75-minute show, concluding with a complimentary champagne toast.

Show up and spend the night! Receive a discount for Adirondack Hotel lodging by presenting your ticket reservation.

Tickets are $25 per person and include show and appetizers. Reservations are required by phoning or emailing the Adirondack Hotel at 518-624-4700 or adkhotel@frontiernet.net

Peter Michael Marino is the creator/co-producer of SOLOCOM, which has launched over 400 world-premiere comedies at The People’s Improv Theater. His internationally acclaimed solo comedy “Desperately Seeking the Exit” chronicled the unmaking of his West End musical flop “Desperately Seeking Susan” – receiving 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe, and a London transfer. His 2015 solo chat show spoof “Late with Lance!” played everywhere from NYC to London. Directing credits include: Amy Marcs’ “Nice T!ts,” Mark Demayo’s “20 & Out,” and Mark Giordano’s “Mad Man.” His production company credits include “David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Hamlet,” “David Mills: Shame!,” Charles’ “Moby Alpha,” and “Joe’s NYC Bar.” Regionally Peter Michael Marino has hosted the Long Lake Bed Races and Long Lake Polar Plunge.  His hilarious and spontaneous ability to improvise on the spot has delighted Long Lake audiences for years.  More info at: www.petermmarino.com

 

★★★★★ “A performer of great intelligence, wit and energy.” – Bunbury Magazine

★★★★★ “Hilarious!” – Front Row Center

★★★★ “Hilarious!” – Broadway Baby

★★★★ “Well worth showing up to!” – Fringe Guru

★★★★ “Hilarious! – The Wee Review

“Rare and special work. Highly recommended!” – The Fringe Review

“Hilarious!” – TimeOut New York 

“A keen and witty mind” – Edinburgh Reporter

 

 

 

Long Lake Hors D’Oeuvres Tour

On Thursday, February 16th, 2012 from 6pm until 9pm the Town of Long Lake and area restaurants open up the doors for the 3rdAnnual Hors D’Oeuvres Tour. Venues for 2012 are The Cellar Restaurant and Pub, The Adirondack Hotel, The Long Lake Diner & Owl’s Head Pub and Quackenbush’s Long View Wilderness Lodge.

“This is the third year for this event and we’re so excited to have four incredible venue’s participating,” reports Alexandra Roalsvig, Director of Parks, Recreation and Tourism for Long Lake. “For $25, each guest will dine on three delicious appetizers from each restaurant and vote for the best appetizer at each location. The Long Lake Little Bus will provide free door to door transportation. Long Lake has always had a reputation for staying open in the winter and this year is no exception. We have terrific venues, a great group of chefs and great businesses keeping our town vibrant, even when Mother Nature has chosen not to be as cooperative as we’d like to see.”

Guests register and purchase tickets in advance from the Long Lake Parks and Recreation department by calling 518-624-3077. Coming from another town? Park and ride. Call ahead and the bus will meet you at your parking spot. The order of venue’s is selected at random prior to departure. Guests are handed a voting card and each restaurant has a half hour to serve before the guests move on to the next location.

“It’s always a challenge for our kitchens to suddenly get slammed with several orders at once. We take orders, mix the cocktails and deliver the plates as soon as we can. Our dining room remains open to regular business, so we’ve got two teams on deck to make the event happen.” says The Cellar Restaurant and Pub co-owner Michelle Hamdan. “Our goal is always to deliver the fine quality our guests expect and in our third year of competition, we have a system down and it’s all part of the fun.”

Every guest becomes the judge and vote on a points system considering presentation, quality, taste, texture and originality. Comments are encouraged. “We want people to let us know what they like and don’t like. We want to deliver the best we can. Feedback is always welcome” says Adirondack Hotel manager Margi Salhoff-Holton.

Newly installed Chef Dustin Traynor has been at Quackenbush’s Long View Wilderness Lodge since 2011 having worked at Beacon Hill and the former Long Lake Blarneystone. This is his first year for the competition and he’s eager to put Quackenbush’s on the map. Jim and Paula Piraino of the Long Lake Diner are ready to roll up their sleeves and get back in the game this year. “We have surprises up our sleeves. We look forward to seeing everyone come out. “

Adirondack Hotel Head Chef Matthew Newby is excited to try some new ideas for 2012 has this to say about the event, “I support local food sources as much as possible, and seek to promote the Northern New York Area and the Adirondacks in particular with our vendors to support the members of our small food community.” Chef Eric Hample of The Cellar is known for his homemade, original sauces and his ability to find the right combination of flavor to bring to the table.

Matt DeLaMater, author of Adirondack Eats, a regional Adirondack Dining Guide, looks forward to the evening out, having visited and reviewed over ninety Adirondack restaurants in the last year. “The hors d’oeuvres tour gives local chefs a chance to raise their game for the local community, who, for their part, gets to have a fun time sampling creations and casting their votes.”

Advanced Tickets are $25/$30 day of. Reservations are requested by Monday, February 13th to ensure the restaurants have enough time for delivery.

Each participating restaurant will be recognized for the best hors d’oeuvres served at the individual establishment. Winners will be announced on Friday, February 17th, 2012.

All the restaurants will be open for regular dining service the night of the Hors D’Oeuvres Tour.

2011 Year in Review Long Lake Style

What do you remember about 2011? Well already a day has gone by and I’m sure I missed something. So maybe you got to spend a lot of time in Long Lake this year, or maybe you kept in touch via updates and twitter and your friends and relatives. Maybe you drove down Route 30/28N and decided to spontaneously stay for the night and found a Barber Shop Quartet singing on the beach or Martin Sexton signing autographs. Long Lake is small, but makes the most of the seasons and even though we’re off the beaten path and not right off the railroad tracks or the Northway, we still have our fingers on the pulse (from a quiet distance)

The video is a timeline with both events in and around Long Lake and Raquette Lake interspersed with some images of notable news figures of the past year. Trivia is so popular an event, one of the upcoming questions may revolve around some of the images in this piece – so watch carefully.

What did we miss? I know you’ll be sure to tell me.

See you in 2012. Enjoy the show. Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club Winter Carnival is coming up on January 14, 2012.. THINK SNOW!

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Beyond Flood Relief – A Long Lake Tradition

Near the Long Lake Town Bridge on Route 30, overlooking a widening of the Raquette River, one will discover the Adirondack Hotel with one of the premier locations in the Adirondack North Country with a spectacular view of the high peaks at the far end of the lake.

The original Adirondack Hotel, Kellogg’s Lake House, opened in the 1860’s, only to burn in 1898. The current structure dates, in part from 1899. The hotel has a rich history. Famous people who have visited the Adirondack Hotel include Helen Keller, Ann Sullivan, Rod Stewart and Mick Jagger. Albert Einstein put guests up at the hotel. Yankee legend Mickey Mantle stayed there. An unverified local legend contents that Theodore Roosevelt once joined a mysterious woman for breakfast there.

The Hotel Adirondack was touted in 1923 as offering “excellent rooms, light, airy and attractively furnished. Meals were pronounced universally good, with first class service.
There were modern accommodations for 75 persons from $25 per week.”

In 1990 Carol and Art Young took over the reins. The first five years was a struggle to correct the infrastructure to make it safe and usable. It required investment in re-wiring the hotel and re-doing the septic to modern day safety standards.

It was very difficult to procure financing, in fact, they had a private mortgage with the seller because the banks wouldn’t talk to the owners. After obtaining two loans from local New York State, Adirondack agencies, and establishing excellent credit the banks were willing to talk. Once the banking relationships were established, getting a loan was not a problem.

Carol and Carmine Inserra now operate the hotel which is one of the top ten employers in Hamilton County with 36 staff in the summer and 12 year round staff.

Making it through the winter is very difficult financially. In 2010 it was particularly hard as food costs increased by 20%, less people visited, fuel costs increased significantly and skyrocking costs of insurance, payroll taxes, workman’s compensation and disability insurance added to the tab.

But these issues are not Carol and Carmine’s alone. There are several year-round hospitality businesses, lodging and dining operating in Long Lake and every single one feels the pinch of the economy which makes suffering the loss from a flood even more devastating and impactful on the Adirondack community as a whole. Keene Valley and Ausable, NY post-Irene are no exceptions to this rule.

Why the Hotel? Why now? Why raise the money? Because if the hotel closes, the town loses its heart and it’s center. It loses 12 year round jobs which multiply into dollars in the community and children for our school. Closing businesses now? We’re just getting started! We need all the beds we can get!

Photo by Pat O'Brien


In April, 2011, The 100 Year Flood occurred. The flooding had a disastrous impact on the hotel. It was closed for 10 days. Both boilers were destroyed and needed to be replaced. The cellar was flooded and boilers were ruined. Luckily friendly neighbors stepped up. The Cellar Restaurant and Pub, only just recovering from a flood in March, offered the use of their coolers and freezers. The Army National Guard and Long Lake’s Fire Department provided pumps to help clear the cellar of water. The pumps were finally turned off at the end of May. There was mandated flood insurance, with a $50,000 deductible, but the criteria determined by the insurance company did not meet the requisite deductible and the Adirondack Hotel was liable for all damages incurred. Damage to the driveway, kitchen floor, veranda, loss of business was not eligible for coverage. Total damage including loss of business amounted to $130,000.

The Adirondack Hotel Flood Benefit is a chance to re-coup the loss and infuse capital into a part of Long Lake’s history to keep the doors open.

Carol Inserra believes that part of reason hotel is successful (operating since 1860s) is because the community loves it and understands its place in the history and its importance in relation to the viability of the town. When pressed why she stays in business, Carol’s response, “I love it!”

On Saturday, September 24th from 2pm to 2am, approximately 25 Adirondack Hotel staffers will be working gratis donating their time and Saturday shifts to benefit the hotel and raise money for this effort.

There will be a silent auction featuring original artwork, watercolor painting, photographs by Jim Swedburg and Pat Sullivan. Bid on beautiful handmade purses and jewelry and original artwork by Louisa Woodworth. Pagel’s has donated a fruit basket, the Adirondack Museum has donated tickets and the Olympic Regional Development Agency in Lake Placid has donated a two night stay a condo in Lake Placid.

There will be a variety of Flood Relief t-shirts on sale as well as painted pint glasses.

The menu includes Kilcoyne Burgers (donated by Kilcoyne Farms), Hot Dogs, Sausage, Peppers and Onions, Baked Beans, Potato Salad and Chips. The regular kitchen will not be open for dining service on Saturday. Tickets are $30 a person and $50 a couple. Rooms are all sold out for Friday and Saturday night. Please check mylonglake.com for lodging information and hot deals.

There will be live music all day both inside and outside during the event. Musicians include: Singer Guitarist Peter Vroman, Jay Lamica and his band, The Jay Walken Band, The Fat River Kings (Steve Signell, Brian Beaudin, Jason Hall), The Dark Marbles (Yod Crewsy,Tony and Deb Stuppiello, from Brooklyn, NY and Eric Peter) Rocky and the Moose Knuckles (Rocky Petrocelli, John DonVito, Dave and Mike Stockman,with Eric Peter,) John Wyle, Terry Chaiken and the Nerney Brothers.

Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple. All proceeds to benefit the Adirondack Hotel Flood relief which suffered over $130,000 in damages and none of it was covered by Flood Insurance or FEMA. Keep the doors of the oldest hotel in the Adirondacks OPEN. Call 518-624-4700 for tickets.

The entire event was organized by concerned staffers and former employees of the Adirondack Hotel whose mission is to keep the doors open and their jobs.

The Town of Long Lake appreciates the rich history of the hotel and all the historical lodging facilities we have to offer on our shores. The fabric of Long Lake relies upon it’s hospitality business, not only has the Adirondack Hotel been in business for over a century, other lodgings including the Shamrock Motel & Cottages has been family owned and operated since 1928, Green Harbor Motel & Cottages has been in operation, first as a logging company dormitory and a then destination for over 80 years. Other long time lodgings open and operating on the shores of Long Lake include: Quackenbush’s Long View Wilderness Lodge, Sandy Point Motel and Cottages, Water’s Edge Cottages, Donnelly’s Sunset Point, Journey’s End Cottages and Motel Long Lake. Join our vibrant lodging family and make Long Lake a destination on your next vacation. We are open all year long.

Other restaurants in Long Lake include, The Cellar Restaurant and Pub, the Long Lake Diner & Owl’s Head Pub, the Cyber Creek Café, Hoss’s Country Coner, Flavor, Kickerville Mobil and Quackenbush’s Long View Lodge.

SOURCES

Adirondack Eats
Restaurant Guide
By Matt DeLaMater and Molly Irvine

History of Hamilton County
By Ted Aber and Stella King

The Schenectady Gazette
Long Lake Hotel guests step back into 1900s Adirondacks
July 31, 2005
The Tupper Lake Free Press
The Bridges Over Long Lake
By Thomas T. Bissell

Long Lake Archives
Town of Long Lake

Bob Lucci
Carol Young
Tom Bissell

Long Lake