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Youth Center Schedule Announced

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department announces the Youth Center line up for summer 2016. The Youth Center will be open 7pm – 9pm at the Geiger Arena/Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center located at 6 Pavilion Way, off of Deerland Road and South Hill Road. Days of operation will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s until August 10th. Ages 10 and up are welcome to attend. Children 9 and under need a designated caregiver or parent to accompany them.

Wednesday, July 6:

Youth Center 2016

Youth Center 2016

Movie Night & Pizza Night
Thursday, July 7: Craft Night
Tuesday, July 12: Game Night
Wed, July 13th: Free Chill Night & Basketball with Tim Helms
Thurs, July 14: Tie Dye Night
Tues, July 19th: Feeling Long Lake Kids Day 12pm – 4pm, Long Lake Ball Field. ** Special Event
Wed, July 20th: Sidewalk Painting and Drawing Night & Basketball with Tim Helms
Thursday, July 21: Bonfire Night
Tuesday, July 26: Water Fun Night
Wednesday, July 27th: Art Class with Louisa Wright of Incapahco Art Song Studio
Thursday, July 28: Picnic at the Beach
August 2: Harry Potter Night
August 3: Swim Races at Beach 10am ** Special Event
August 4: Yard Game Night
August 9: Movie Night
August 10th: Farewell Bash
August 11: Float Night at the Beach 5pm ** Special Event

Monday Night Soccer with Jim Piraino starts on Monday, July 11th at 6pm at the Long Lake Ball Field. Ages 7th grade and up are invited to participate.

Look for special Basketball Nights, Wednesday July 13th and July 20th with Coach Tim Helms. Hone your skills. For ages 10 and up! Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area

Long Lake 4th of July Schedule

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10am – Kids Games on Ball Field
1pm – Fire Department hosts a BBQ on the Beach until they run out. Support our local Fire Department
1:30pm – Bed Race Safety Meeting and Final Registration at the Bridge.
2pm – Bed Races with MC Peter Michael Marino, Bridge to the Beach
4pm – Penelope the Clown at the Gazebo on the Beach. Face painting and balloons for the little ones!
6pm – Bad Chaperones in Concert

Wi Fi Hot Spots in Long Lake

The Town of Long Lake announces free Wi-Fi hotspots now active and open at the Long Lake Town Beach, the Long Lake Ball Field, Long Lake Town Hall and Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. Free Wi-Fi, provided by SLIC, will also soon be available at the Long Lake Town Dock. These Wi-Fi hotspots will be on for 24 hours a day.

Town Supervisor Clark Seaman worked closely with SLIC to ensure that Wi-Fi was delivered at no cost to the town as part of a lease franchise arrangement made with SLIC. “We want to offer this convenience to our residents and visitors and we are excited to be a part of the growing trend to provide this service and make Long Lake a great destination and the best place to live in the Adirondacks.”

Wi Fi gets installed at the Long Lake Town Beach just in time for summer.

Wi Fi gets installed at the Long Lake Town Beach just in time for summer.

Alexandra Roalsvig, Long Lake Director of Parks, Recreation and Tourism says it’s a long time coming. “Adding the Wi-Fi to public spaces will make it so much more convenient for visitors and residents to live, work and play. We want people to go on their social media accounts and #feelinglonglakey while using these hotspots. While we enjoy the slower pace of life, we know people need to be connected even when on vacation and maybe they’ll stay longer if they can get some work done while enjoying the view of Jennings Park Pond and the Seward Mountains. International visitors can avoid expensive roaming charges and paddlers on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail can connect at the beach and not even get out of their boat.”

The Wi-Fi hotspots are operating 24 hours a day in time for the Great Adirondack Garage Sale May 27th – May 29th. Wi-Fi Hotspots are available at the Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main Street, the Long Lake Town Hall 1204 Main Street, the Long Lake Ball Field at 1167 Main Street, Mt. Sabattis Pavilion at 6 Pavilion Way. A hot spot will also be added at the Long Lake Municipal Town Dock.

For more information check out or contact SLIC for high-speed broadband service.

Long Laker Griffin Farr Showcases his Snowboard Style

2016 turned out to be an awesome winter for seven-year old snowboarder Griffin Farr. He took advantage of the varied terrain at slopes all around the Long Lake area. His treks included Jay Peak, Gore, Oak, and Smugglers Notch in Vermont. He was so excited about his excellent winter that he put togehter a highlight reel to show his friends at the Long Lake Central School Talent Show. He’s an insipration and we are thrilled that he shared his mad skills with us in this fun video.

Griffin Farr showcases his favorite Long Lake logo on his snowboard.

Griffin Farr showcases his favorite Long Lake logo on his snowboard.

Local Writer Wins 1st Place at Utah Film Awards

Jamie Sutliff is an author, sculptor, artist living in Long Lake, NY. If you’ve traveled through and around the Long Lake and Raquette Lake region you have seen Jamie’s talents on display. Whether you’ve seen his signs, rustic furniture, heard him play music or seen his displays at local art shows, or in folks homes, one is always bowled-over by the gifts and talent Jamie offers. His gift is great and he’s wowed us again by gaining much deserved recognition, now for his his writing. Jamie’s screenplay “The Ghost and the Gold Louis” will be awarded 1st place on March 25th for Best Unproduced Screenplay – Feature by the 2016 Utah Film Awards

He was just Long Lake’s own Jamie Sutliff, author, well-known Rustic furniture maker, musician, artist, and Renaissance man, and “independent spirit” and now he has won 1st place in a prestigious film festival for one of his books that he adapted into a screenplay.

Jamie Sutliff holds up the book he adapated "The Ghost and the Gold Louis"

Jamie Sutliff holds up the book he adapated “The Ghost and the Gold Louis”

This is a great honor for Jamie who has published several books and now he has the opportunity to travel to Utah to attend the ceremony where he will be recognized for his screenwriting achievement.

So how can you help? The notice of the award was Monday, March 21st and friends and fans are scrambling to get Jamie to Utah before the award ceremony March 25th, that’s this Friday, March 25, 2016. As it is March in the Adirondacks, that means for so many including artists, money is tight. You can help by participating in the gofundme campaign underway to get Jamie out West for Friday’s event. Jamie Sutliff Go Fund Me page

It is essential for Jamie’s writing career to go to the Utah festival. He will participate in the festival as an honored guest and having opportunities to meet with other film-makers, writers, producers as well as being interviewed on the red carpet to promote his work and success. This is a great opportunity to be up close and personal with members of the film industry and it’s an opportunity of a lifetime for Jamie. Time is short. A group of Jamie’s friends have already raised $1,000 towards the estimated expenses of getting Jamie to Utah for the Festival and the award ceremony and we’d like to ask for your help in raising the rest by March 23th.

Not only would this award be great for Jamie, but having an award winning screenwriter in Long Lake would be wonderful for the Adirondack region.

Here is a link to the gofundme campaign running only until March 23, 2016. Congrats to this talented Long Laker and we wish him the best of luck in his artistic endeavors and film-making dreams.

No Ice, No Problem: Waterskiing in Long Lake ADKS Christmas

Lillian Dechene donned her Santa Hat, a wet suit and hit the lake waterskiing on Friday, December 25, 2015 in Long Lake, NY in the Adirondacks.

Don’t be fooled by the non-existence of ice. From a place that usually sails well under 32 degree temps for what at times can seem like nine months a year (ask the folks who didn’t defrost their pipes until May of 2015) this warm weather activity shouldn’t fool anyone. It’s cold. Some would say brisk and it’s only a matter of time for the lake to get buttoned up and see the ice fisherman and snowmobiliers return.

Lillian Dechene, a tenth grader at Long Lake Central School waterskis on Christmas Day in 2015.  Long Lake, NY Adirondacks

Lillian Dechene, a tenth grader at Long Lake Central School waterskis on Christmas Day in 2015. Long Lake, NY Adirondacks

Feelin’ Long Lakey video here!

On Christmas Eve two hearty souls kayaked on Long Lake. While the air temp was warming the lake was whipping up some waves to make the ride challenging, but worth the effort to make a little Long Lake history.

Kayakers paddle Long Lake  NY Adirondacks on Christmas Eve 2015.

Kayakers paddle Long Lake NY Adirondacks on Christmas Eve 2015.

Paddle Boarding in November

Warm Indian Summer days are no match for spirited Adirondackers. If the day is warm, the lake is calm, someone will be out on it. They weren’t even putting docks to bed, anchored in bays and coves around the lake. These hearty troopers were on their boards enjoying the calm lake and the blissful beauty. November days are oftentimes gray and lonely, but yesterday emerged a terrific day. A blissful reminder of summer, if only the ice cream stands were open….

Stand Up Paddling in November

Stand Up Paddling in November

Things to Do Long Lake Oct 30th – Nov 1

Fall is in full swing. The wind blew into town furiously mid-week, blowing the remainder of the leaves off the trees. The temperature has dipped and hunting season has officially started. With that said, there are always activities to enjoy in and around the area this weekend.


Friday, October 30th

Long Lake Central School Hosts the Haunted Halloween Trail and Trunk or Treat from 4pm – 7pm. Kids enjoy trick or treating with decorated themed cars and get escorted along the Nature Trail for spooks and scares!

Saturday, October 31st

9am Run for Refugees.
It is a one mile track starting at the Long Lake Town Ball Field at 9:00 on Saturday morning.

Admissions are $10 per person. Wristbands sold on site for $5.
If you can’t join us and would like to sponsor any of the runners please send a check for $10 or whatever you can, made out to Save the Children. All money will be going to the Save the Children organization after the run. Halloween Costumes encouraged!
More information about this event, created by Long Lake Central School Sophomore, Lillian Dechene. Post Star News

The Long Lake Diner Hosts a Halloween Dance Party & Costume Contest with DJ’d tunes

The Adirondack Hotel Hosts the Sons of Octomom, Live Music with Eric Peter and guest singer, Michelle Howland on vocals.

Sunday, November 1 –
The Wild Center in Tupper Lake is open at 10am. For more info


Indian Lake State Theater, Indian Lake NY

BLACK MASS Friday, Saturday 7pm
This is the story of Boston mobster Whitey Bolger. An amazing cast is led by Johnny Depp as Whitey Bolger. This is Depp as you’ve never seen him. Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, and Benedict Cumberbatch join Depp in this intense dramatic turn.

Adirondack State Theater, Tupper Lake, NY

Rated PG. Playing one week only!
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination—the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

Fri. 4:30, 7:00
Sat. and Sun. 2:00, 4:30, 7:00
Mon.-Wed. 7:00
Thurs. 7PM special show of SPECTRE!

THE INTERN. Rated PG-13.
Playing one week only!

Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway star together in Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Intern. Oscar®-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Nancy Meyers is directing the comedy from her own screenplay. In The Intern, De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway).

Fri. 7:00
Sat. and Sun. 2:00, 4:30, 7:00
Mon.-Thurs. 7:00 only.

Daniel Champagne performs on Tuesday, November 3rd in Indian Lake, NY

Daniel Champagne performs on Tuesday, November 3rd in Indian Lake, NY

Indian Lake State Theater
Sponsored by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
For Tickets and Event Info
Daniel Champagne
Australian born, US based singer, songwriter & guitar virtuoso on his first headline tour of North America!

One reviewer recently wrote – ‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ (, Byron Bluesfest, 2014)

The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road.

The next five years saw him traversing North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia playing such festivals as Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium’s Labadoux Festival and Australia’s Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest. As well as touring and sharing stages with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco – all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, ‘My Own Design’ (2009) and ‘Wide Eyed and Open’ (2010), his first long player ‘Pint of Mystery’ (2011) and the ‘Real Live’ offering in 2012. As one reviewer recently wrote, “still in his early twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scene” (The Dwarf). This globetrotting lifestyle would become the centerpiece of Daniel’s next recordings when in 2013, he undertook the ambitious task of delivering two stand-alone albums within the space of twelve months. The Gypsy Moon – Volumes I and II marked a great leap forward for him both as a songwriter and a recording artist, with Australia’s roots music bible Rhythms Magazine saying that ‘Champagne has gone a step further this time, it’s like he’s realized his own potential, his confidence is sky-high and he’s truly ready to explore’

Now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. Daniel Champagne has recently signed to US booking agency Fleming Artists and relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist.

Sunsets vs. Celebrities in Long Lake, Who Wins?

Sunsets and celebrities in Long Lake make for the biggests posts ever on Long Lake, NY’s facebook page.

Sunset by Anthony Stefanelli

A passer-thru Long Lake stopped to snap an image of the sky last week and kindly shared it by sending it to the town website email. From a Long Lake fan. “I drove though Long Lake last evening & pulled over by the bridge to watch the sunset. Glad I did, you have a wonderfully beautiful town in the Adirondacks. Attached is a picture I took that I find stunning, best picture I ever took. Wasn’t sure who to send picture to, but wanted to share it.” Anthony Stefanelli. Look at it here.

Last week the Guggenheim Motorcyle Club were touring around the northeast, having stopped in North Adams, Massachusetts to visit a movie theater and continue on with an honorary ride for former member, Dennis Hopper. Mohawk Theater Pitstop. A photo featuring Jeremy Irons and fellow members of the Guggenheim Motorcycle Club, including Laurence Fishburne, Thomas Krens, Lauren Hutton, Harold Perrineau and Catherine Nouvel was snapped after lunch and posted on the Long Lake Facebook page.

For Long Lake, a town in the central Adirondacks, being discovered by celebrities, seemed to be a big deal, at least on Facebook. I do know that when I showed my very unimpressed son a close up image of Laurence Fishburne he responded dryly, “Oh that’s Morpheus.” Then I dramatically stretched out my fingers to blow up the image so he could see that Morpheus was actually in Long Lake standing in front of the rock of the Adirondack Hotel. Finally in my sons eyes, I had done something right. I knew someone who met Morpheous.. right here in town in the middle of the Adirondacks of upstate New York.

“Morpheous was is Long Lake? That can’t be true, is it true? Why?”

Members of the Guggenheim Motorcycle Club at the Adk Hotel Rock. Including Harold Perinneau, Laurence Fishburne, and others including Jeremy Irons, Lauren Hutton and Long Laker Jodi Hartle (and not in that order)

Members of the Guggenheim Motorcycle Club at the Adk Hotel Rock. Including Harold Perinneau, Laurence Fishburne, and others including Jeremy Irons, Lauren Hutton and Long Laker Jodi Hartle (and not in that order)

My son seemed to look at me differently and not with his usual teen disdain, he looked at me, like “wow, maybe living here isn’t so boring after all.” For me, that was the biggest win of the week!

I mean, ok, I didn’t actually meet them, but Jodi did (she was their lucky waitress who got to enjoy the revelry and the fun of serving them lunch.) It was a great summer finale for her, because these are her last weeks waiting at the hotel as she is off to her full time career in the medical field. So why not share one of the perks of the job by sharing this touch of fame with all her friends on Facebook. And then of course, me, emailing her and saying, “hey Jodi.. is that REAL? Can I re-post that, please and thank you?”

But even with the celebrity visitation, the most important revelation to discover when analyzing the Facebook Stats and insights, and countries of origin, and geotags, and whatever else it is that doesn’t throttle a facebook post, what is most extraordinaire in the day of Snapchat and Periscope and Twitter and Pinterest and Instagram, what makes our location so incredibly special is that it wasn’t the celebrities that impressed the most. No indeed, it was simply the incredible sunset. A happenstance of wonderful timing. A moment that comes anytime of year, when you are lucky enough to see the changing color of the sky and the clouds. It was a gift given by Anthony who kindly took the time to share his incredible moment with us, on our website. So I thank you Anthony. Thanks for having such great timing and taking such an amazing shot and most importantely, thank you for sharing.

What makes this place so amazing is what most people can see and sense. It’s the light, the latitude, the longitude and the lake. Some people would just say, “Location”

And then there is always the stats and evidence, the facts.

Celebrity photo — 739 Likes… Sunset Photo — 1537 Likes. So with that said..

Mother Nature is still the biggest star in the Long Lake.

We’ll keep our small town small. That works out just fine.

Urinetown, The Award Winning Musical in Long Lake

Set in a world where water is scarce and corporations control the plumbing, Urinetown is a three-time Tony award winning musical that fantastically satirizes some of the very themes and issues that plague society today. Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown the Musical is a modern classic perspective from one of America’s greatest art forms.

Urinetown at the LL Town Hall, Wed August 12, 7pm.  Produced by Adk Lakes Center for the Arts

Urinetown at the LL Town Hall, Wed August 12, 7pm. Produced by Adk Lakes Center for the Arts

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