Event News

5 Indoor Activities and 1 Derby This Weekend in the Adirondacks!

So we have flies.  The first step with a problem, is apparently admitting you have one.  We have one.  We also have ways to minimize the frustration.  There are those of you that will hike, no matter what and that is excellent.  Please follow Leave No Trace principals when visiting the Adirondacks.  Suggestions are, cover up with netting, and use plenty of bug spray.

But for those of you that maybe don’t want to battle the black flies on the trails and or for those of you that don’t know what they are, they are miserable tiny creatures that bite and swarm and they come out mid-May through June. These creatures are merely a temporary blight on our outdoor experience and well for the uninformed and uninitiated, they are a nasty inconvenience which once experienced, can really be well… an educational experience and an uncomfortable one.  Locals talk about flies in the spring, like we talk about snow in the winter. Now if you have a nice breeze or the temps are too hot, or a little chilly, then the flies abate.. so there is no real magic to predicting how bad they’ll be.  They’re just usually, bad.  Ok.. end of confession about the flies.  Best to be prepared.  Ok, got it?  Just pray for the water to go down so all the eggs dry up and we can get back to our regularly schedule programming. 

Well there is plenty to do to avoid the flies.  This Father’s Day Weekend in June there are plenty of options including a visit to the Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake.  For the layman… or the local, we all all it the Blue Mountain Museum, or the just the  Museum, or The Adirondack Museum, but for marketing to the globe, it’s an experience, and it’s also a really long description to type into a press release, but I digress… it’s an amazing place to visit. The Museum tells the human story of the Adirondacks.  

Learn about our early exploration, industries, the settling, the logging, mining, boating, tourism and people.  There are many buildings and boats and so much to see and do, it’s really and incredible vast place to visit and it will keep you inside away from weather and the flies.  

There are new exhibits including one on Taxidermy and Adirondack Landscapes which is a a rare chance to see works from Private Collections including Samuel Colman, John Lee Fitch, A.F. Tait, John Frederick Kensett, Thomas Addison Richard, George Bacon Wood, Roswell Morse Shurtleff, George Herbert McCord, William Trost Richards, and Levi Wells Prentice, as well as paintings from our own collection.

We also have W.W. Durant First Cruise of the Season on Raquette Lake kicking off on Saturday, Jun e15th.  There is a Bass/Pike Fishing Derby in Long Lake on Saturday, $25 entry.  Visit Louisa in Long Lake at her studio to do a Make and Take Workshop or shop for art, jewelry, and clothing and unique gifts and be inspired.  Art supplies available too.  Stop in and say hello!  

And there’s the Wild Center in Tupper Lake and on Sunday, Great Camp Sagamore is hosting Community Day.  Reservations are requested to please call in advance to make your reservation so they can ensure everyone gets fed!  Tour of the property available.  More info on the FB link provided on this page!  

Written by Alexandra Roalsvig.  Alex is the Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism for the Town of Long Lake.  She grew up in Long Lake, left for 20 years and came back. She doesn’t like going outside in June, so she writes blogs instead.  

Great Adirondack Boat Race 2019

On Sunday, May 12, 2019 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 known as the 3rdAnnual Great Adirondack Boat Race is tentatively slated to kick off from the Long Lake Town Beach between at 10am weather dependent. The race could start earlier if needed due to weather and wind.  Announcements on race kick off will be available on www.facebook.com/mylonglakeand the longlakeny twitter feed.  Please note:  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 Saturday, May 11ththrough Sunday, May 12th.
 
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. 
 
For more information call the Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism department at 518-624-3077 or check mylonglake.com

EAT ADK Takes Long Lake

From May 2nd to May 9th the Town of Long Lake and area restaurants throughout the region, including Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Wilmington will be hosting EAT ADK restaurant week.  A week of good eats with special price fixe menus at participating restaurants. The Town of Long Lake will be hosting two special events to celebrate their inaugural year celebrating the local dining establishments. 
 
 
There will be a food drive to benefit the Long Lake Food Pantry with donation collection points at Community Bank, the Medical Center, the library, Stewart’s, and the post office. Donation boxes will be distributed from April 15th to May 9th. Please drop off non-perishable items to benefit the Long Lake Food Pantry which is open on Saturday’s from 9am – 12pm at the Long Lake Wesleyan Church.
 
 
On Saturday May 4th, everyone is invited to eat and ride the Eat ADK Dinner Bus.  The Little Bus will be running from 5pm til 10pm to ferry guests to the various restaurants in town and back home.  The bus is free and will travel throughout the hamlet. Call 518 524-3106 to make your reservation.  And don’t forget to tip the driver! 
 

Local Chef Keith Wamback will teach a sushi class on Tuesday, May 7th in conjunction with EAT ADK.  Anyone showing a receipt from ANY participating EAT ADK restaurant in the region receives $10 off the class! 


On Tuesday May 7th, there will be a  Sushi Rolling Class at the Town Hall taught by local chef Keith Wamback. Class is $20 or $10 if you show a receipt from any business participating in Eat ADK Week, from any town. Attendees will learn all the steps to make sushi at home, and leave with three hand-made sushi rolls, and a sushi rolling mat.
 
Keith began his career in the kitchen in Long Lake working at the Island Snack Bar under the tutelage of Mike Sandiford.  From there his cooking has taken him all over the country, including working in the high-end catering field for over ten years in Washington DC.  That experience exposed Keith to gourmet food and techniques, as well as offered the opportunity to cook for Presidents, including, Barack Obama and Donald Trump, as well as the Prince of England, foreign dignitaries, members of Congress, and movie stars.
 
With over 20 years’ Keith learned the art of sushi as the head chef/manager of a sushi restaurant in Fredericksburg Virginia.  Keith learned the tricks and techniques to making perfect sushi that he will pass on to sushi class participants.   Keith returned to Long Lake in 2018 to be closer to family and the outdoor sports he loves, and he can be found cooking at the Long View Lodge before he returns to his summer gig with the NYS DEC. 
 
Check out mylonglake.com and the Long Lake Instagram social media at Instagram/mylonglake for updates and info on all the participating venues in the area.
 
Participating restaurants in Long Lake include:  The Adirondack Hotel, ADK Trading Post, Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub, Turner’s Pizza and the Long View Lodge. 
 

LINKS TO 2019 EAT ADK LONG LAKE MENUS

ADK Trading PostAdirondack HotelLong Lake Diner/Owls Head PubLong View LodgeTurner’s Pizza

St. Patricks Day Weekend Fun in the ADKS!

It’s St. Patricks Day Weekend in the Adirondacks of 2019.

After a record setting year for snowfall and snowpack, come celebrate the last official “calendar” weekend of winter in Long Lake with green beer, green eggs, and Live Music!  Plenty of activities line the calendar, but we’ve done the work to sum up what is going on in and around the area this weekend.

Fun for everyone from the avid snowmobilier, to the x-c skier, for first time snow-shoers and explorers and families and more!  Really, we have plenty do do and save yourself the trouble of investigating and use our guide for the best ideas! 

Kick off the weekend on Friday night at the Adirondack Hotel.  There will be live music by rock n roll fiddle player Nelson Rock starting at 8pm and don’t be suprrised if he breaks out into a couple of Irish Jigs to get the dancing starting out on the right foot for the weekend.  

Check out upcoming events including the traditional St. Patricks Day Buffet at the Long Lake Diner featuring a buffet for $21.  Buffet includes corned beef, cabbage & potatoes, pasta with chicken, parmesan cheese and seasonal vegetables and more.  Check it out at 1161 Main Street.  Following dinner, check out great live music Sat Night by Tyler Peter & Michelle Howland, Acoustic Duo starting at 8pm.   More info 518-624-3941

Also on Saturday you are welcome to check out The Raquette Lake Hotel & Tap Room. They always celebrate St. Patricks Day with the traditions of the Norris and Harrington families.  Corned beef and cabbage will served around 5:00pm followed by a short “parade, “ if you can call it that.. and of course.. beer.  Please note – regular dinner will not be served on Saturday at the Tap Room so you can save room for cabbage!
 
On Sunday, March 17th at 7am come to the Adirondack Hotel for a special St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast special featuring Kegs & Eggs until 10am. Enjoy eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, toast.  Enjoy a beer or a Bloody Mary with breakfast.
 
Other places to stop in and grab a bite locally for the weekend, don’t miss the Adirondack Growl and Grub with their yummy deli sandwiches, and salads paired with their wide selection of craft beer and cider.  If it’s specialty pizza you have a hankering for, don’t miss out on Turner’s Pizza. Find both the Growl & Turner’s located behind Hoss’s Country Corner off of Newcomb Road and Main Street.  The Long View Lodge will be open Friday at 3pm-9pm for dinner and lunch on Saturday at 11:00am. 
 
Other fun activities for St. Patricks Weekend include:
A ski or snowshoe trek during Camp Santanoni’s last Winter Weekend during 2019! On March 16-17, you’ll be able to go into the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge of the Camp, view displays about the Great Camp and take short interpretive tours with Adirondack Architectural Heritage volunteers. The 10-mile round trip on gently rolling terrain will take you past the Santanoni Farm and through the Forest Preserve on a wide, old road (no vehicle access).

The Artist’s Studio, a stone building near the Main Lodge on the shores of Newcomb Lake, will be open as a warming hut from 10-3 each day. Enjoy free coffee, tea or hot chocolate by the woodstove (bring a cup if you can, but there will be plenty available!). Hosted by Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the Town of Newcomb. 
 
X-C ski rentals available at Hoss’s Country Corner in Long Lake NY.  518-624-2481.
 
Spring snowmobile riding in the Adirondacks has arrived. Check out the latest SNOWMOBILE conditions daily at https://mylonglake.com/snowmobiling/  And if you need a part or a tow, don’t worry, we have Cody at Heckman’s Engines to help lend a hand in the event you are running into any mechanical trouble along the way.  Call 518-637-4661.
 
Grooming schedule – our groomers are out daily- overnight, including Friday and Saturday nights as long as conditions allow, but please check conditions.  Spring conditions mean that the trail conditions change daily.  When conditions work we regularly groomed trails including Tupper Trail C7B, Newcomb Trail C7B, Powerline S80, Lake Eaton S86, Sabattis Road Shelf C7B and the Train Tracks groomed by Beaver River Snowmobile Association. In Raquette Lake connect on the 7th Lake Mountain  Trail, Dump Road, Browns Tract, Uncas and The Bug Lake Trail. Come on into town for gas at the Long View Lodge or Stewart’s Shops or in Raquette Lake at Raquette Lake Supply. 
 
Kids got Cabin Fever? Check out the Family Friendly Weekend Activity at The Wild Center located a short-drive away in Tupper Lake, NY. Get your family out of the house for Family Weekends at The Wild Center. Every week will feature a different nature-themed watercolor painting project in Art Studio, our interactive space where you can discover the intersections of nature and art. Grab a pair of snowshoes and hit the trails to explore on your own or on a guided naturalist walk or simply relax inside with The Wild Center’s river otters, a featured film and a warm beverage while you explore The Wild Center’s exhibits and see an Adirondack animal up close. Family Weekends are free for members or with paid admission which includes free use of snowshoes.
 
Stay local and check out The Geiger Arena and Mt. Sabattis in Long Lake for free downhill sledding and free ice skating. Plenty of activities including games and so much more.  Sam will have the rink open at 1pm on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend!  Call 518-624-3031 for ice conditions and info! 
 
Need lodging?  Plenty of comfortable rooms available at the Adirondack Hotel 518-624-4700 or Long View Lodge 518-624-2862 or click on our Winter Lodging Rentals for more info.  Check out the Raquette Lake Hotel & Tap Room for lodging in Raquette Lake. Call 315-354-4581 for reservations. 
 
For more upcoming local events info check out our calendar at https://mylonglake.com/monthly-calendar/

Fun Things to Do this weekend and share on social media and use our hashtag #feelinglonglakey #mylonglake #raquettelake 

Here’s your Fun Check List- Make a Game of it and share your photos with us on social media!  

Visit Buttermilk Falls off Northpoint Road
Visit Bog River Falls just north of Long Lake off of Horseshoe Lake Road
Visit Death Brook Falls in Raquette Lake.  Be careful when parking! It’s tight off route 28.
Check out the Long Lake Library open til 3pm on Saturday
Walk around Lake Eaton Campground check out the silhouette of “The Lady of the Lake” aka the backside of Lake Eaton
Try ice skating at the Geiger Arena
Use the wooden tobaggan at Mt. Sabattis **fun fact – the sledding hill and Geiger Arena are located at Mt. Sabattis at 6 Pavilion Way.  
Eat a s’more at the Geiger Arena 
Stand on the Lifeguard Stand at the Long Lake Beach and send us your picture
Get your photo taken at the Selfie Board located up at the skating rink
Ice Fish on Raquette Lake – just leave your ice shanty at home, shanties come off lakes on Friday, March 15th


 

Take a snowmobile to the Top of Mt. Sabattis to capture this view.  Located off of S80.  Not sure where to go, ask Sam at the Geiger Arena.  

Free ice skates and sleds available at the Geiger Arena. Open all weekend!  

There are two lodgings that we know of (we know there are more) that boast Moose Heads on their property.  Go find them, take a selfie and hashtag #feelinglonglakey

Record setting snowfall in 2019 should hold up in the woods to make for some great spring conditions in the woods.  Check out our snowmobile trail conditions for updated info.  

The Wild Center is a short twenty minute drive from Long Lake. Open on weekends.  Check it out in the “off-season”  Activities for kids and a wonderful destination for all. 

Winter Wonderland Week

Tubing at Oak Mountain happening Tuesday, February 19th.  It’s FREE!  Includes lunch.  Bus transportation provided! 

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival Cross Cut and Chainsaw competition happening on Sunday, February 17th, 2019! At noon.  

 
Celebrate President’s Week in Long Lake with tons of winter activities and events held daily.
 
Kicking off the schedule is a Kids Movie Night featuring Incredibles 2 at the Town Hall on Friday the 15th, with transportation to and from provided by the Town. Call 518-624-3077 to sign up, pick up will begin around 4pm, with drop occurring directly following the movie. 
 
Over the weekend Raquette Lake is the place to be with their annual Winter Carnival the 16th & 17th. Fun for all ages, and games throughout the day, including Ice Golf, Ladies Frying Pan Toss, Tug O’ War, and many more.  The good times kick off at 11am, with the magic show happening at 2pm in the Raquette Lake Library.  And don’t forget to come back on Sunday for the ever popular Crosscut and Chainsaw competitions starting at 12pm.
 
Monday the 18th the Town of Long Lake will be offering a Snowmobile Safety course in the Town Hall from 9am-5pm. There are limited spaces available, so sign up early by calling 518-624-3077. Lunch provide by the Town of Long Lake.
 
Tuesday’s destination is Oak Mountain in Speculator for an afternoon of snow tubing with lunch provided by the Town of Long Lake. Transportation is available on the Little Bus, leaving at 10am, sign up by calling 518-624-3077.
 
Wednesday’s cure for cabin fever is a Kids’ Art Class hosted by local artist and Incapahco Studios owner Louisa at the Town Hall starting at 11am. Kids will have the opportunity for hands on instruction with a local artist, and supplies, tools and materials will be provided. Sign up is highly encouraged, by calling 518-624-3077.
 
Don’t forget to stop by Trivia Night in Long Lake at the Long View Lodge on Wednesday the 6th.
 
For anyone looking for a little winter exercise, join us at the Geiger Arena on Thursday at 11am for a semi-guided Nordic ski around Long Lake. Skis can be procured through Hoss’s Country Corner or the ADK Trading Post, and all ability levels are welcome. Rentals and tour are free, and sponsored by the Town of Long Lake.
 
Friday the 22nd we have the perfect cap to a holiday week, the return of the Hors D’Oeuvres Tour starting at 5pm.  The Little Bus will be running to ferry everyone between the participating businesses, and tickets must be purchased ahead of time by visiting www.mylonglake.com/tour, or by calling 518-624-3077.

And don’t forget the Geiger Ice Skating Rink and Sledding Hill will be open extended hours all week.  Opening daily at 1pm – 5pm/6pm – 10pm.  Free ice skates, sledding hill, bonfires on Saturday night.  Look for special smores nights.  Great family outings.  Popcorn, hot chocolate, foosball and more!  Free wifi too! 
 

Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge 2018


 The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department, the Long Lake Rescue Squad and the Long Lake Fire Department join forces for the Fifth Annual Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge onSaturday, December 29th at 1pm, Long Lake Town Beach.  This event is a benefit for Believe Northern NY. Funds collected for Believe Northern NY will support the volunteer firefighters, EMTs, members of ladies auxiliaries and affiliated members in Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties who suffer from a life threatening illness, such as cancer, with a goal of $2000 to be raised.
 
Prizes will be awarded for Best Costume, Best Team Theme, Most Money Raised by an Individual, Most Money Raised by a Team and Best Plunge Technique.  Registration and blood pressure checks will be held at the Adirondack Hotel from 11am until 12:30pm on Saturday, December 29th, 2018 with the plunge slated for 1pm at the Town Beach, 1258 Main Street, Long Lake, NY
 
Participants are asked to bring towels, robes and warm clothes. There will be access to a warm public restroom on site.  Warm busses will be used as holding areas at the beach before and after the plunge. Limited changing space will be available at the Adirondack Hotel. 
 
To participate you must raise a minimum of $25, all plungers under the age of 18 must have parental permission (must be 16 or over).
 
An after party and awards ceremony for the Feeling Long Lake Polar Plunge will be held at the Adirondack Hotel, 1245 Main Street, Long Lake, NY starting at 2pm.
 
Pre-Registration materials and Believe NY Pledge sheets are available at the Long Lake Town Office Building, 1130 Deerland Road weekdays from 8:30am – 4pm.  Call 518-624-3077 or on line at Feeling Long Lake Polar Plunge

Fall Festival Weekend Sat October 6th

 
The Town of Long Lake announces the Fall Festival Weekend on Saturday, October 6, 2018. This all day event includes the Harvest Craft Fair, Octo-BEAR-Fest and the Pumpkin Drop.
 
The Harvest Craft Fair will be held at the Long Lake Town Hall from 10a.m. to 4p.m.  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, fish and duck decoys, mixed media art, jewelry and more.
 
Octo-BEAR-Fest will be held at Hoss’s Country  Corner from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Donation admission will benefit Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund at the Glens Falls Hospital.  Funds raised offsets co-pays, prescription drugs and gas and lodging expenses, all which can add up in the North Country. At times patients must travel over 100 miles one way for cancer treatment.  These funds go directly to those in need to ensure that patients spend time taking care of themselves while undergoing cancer treatment. 
 
Events at Octo-BEAR-Fest include: raffles, drawings for donated items.  Sara Winter, of the national touring group “The Chainsaw Chix”  will be doing chainsaw carvings of animals which will also be for sale. All participating vendors booth fees will be donated to Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund.  There will be food sold by Fat River Foods, The Park. Donated craft brews will be sold throughout the day in the beer garden.  Live Music will fill the day with bands hailing from all over the north east boasting local Long Lake talent and a band from Vermont. 
 
At 2 p.m. look for the Pumpkin Drop at 1156 Main Street, the former site of the Blarney Stone, located between Hoss’s Country Corner and the Long Lake Diner.  Paul Rasmussen Builders has donated the use of his Genie lift to send one brave soul over 40 feet in the air to drop pumpkins on the ground below. Pumpkins are launched to splat on the ground.  Special thanks to John and Jackie Heron for the use of their property for this event.
 
Fall can be an unpredictable time of year, sometimes cold, sometimes warm.  Be prepared for both.  On a cool October day warm up by fire pit or grab some warm drinks and food from our food and beverage vendors. 
 
For more information www.mylonglake.comor call 518-624-3077.  For information to donate or participate in Octo-BEAR-Fest as a vendor please contact Jules Pierce at 518-624-2481.

Celebrating the 4th In Long Lake & Raquette Lake

Raquette Lake celebrates the fourth with a breath-taking fireworks display from the barge in the middle of the lake.  This display can be seen from town, the boat, and all around camps and lodgings on the lake.  

For fun eats check out Tony Harper’s Pizza and Clam Shack, now open for the season, the Tap Room and the W.W. Durant.  

RL Navigation has a special 4th of July dinner menu with boarding at 4:30pm and cruising from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.  Call 315.354.4581 for reservations!

If you want a great view of the fireworks, board the Durant at 9:30pm for $2 for the best view of the fireworks, happening at 9:45pm.  

The temps look to be hot to get yourself in the lake.  Boat rentals available from Burke’s Marine and Bird’s Marina.  Be sure to get yourself the best seat on the lake!  

Join the Town of Long Lake in celebrating the Fourth of July with our annual celebration festivities.  The day is full of family friendly activities starting with the Fourth of July games in the morning, food, snacks, swimming and fun in the afternoon and a free concert with Grit n Grace. End the night with the best fireworks showcase in the Adirondacks.
 
From 10 a.m until Noon, join us at the Long Lake Town Ball Field for games for all ages.  Classic favorites include a relay for the youngest, as well as balloon races, sack races, egg toss and a three-legged race.  Children will have a great time competing for prizes and, with over 1,000 prizes to choose from, children will want to join in the activities again and again.  Games for the youngest set, five and under start promptly at 10 a.m. with a scavenger hunt and a fun relay.  Games for the older set start immediately following and include everything from sack races, three-legged races, hula hoop competition and the venerable egg toss. Everyone goes home a winner.
 
Starting at 4pm the fun continues at the Long Lake Town Beach.  Support the Long Lake Fire Department and enjoy a feast of sausage and peppers, and hot dogs.   Penelope the Clown returns to the Town Beach Gazebo and will be doing face painting and balloon animals all for free! For dessert on some kettle corn from North Country Kettle Corn!
 
Finish out the evening dancing until dark with live music from country band Grit n Grace, from central NY, starting at 6:30 p.m. Their blend of modern country, rock, hits and dance music will have everyone celebrating. The evening concluded with the best fireworks in the Adirondacks at dusk.  Fireworks can be seen from the beach, boat, or the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Memorial Day Events in Long Lake NY 2018

The Long Lake American Legion Post #650 will be hosting the Long Lake Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28 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.

 

COL Clair Gill

The guest speaker for the Long Lake Memorial Day ceremony is Colonel Clair A. Gill.

Colonel Clair Gill commands the 10th Mountain Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade. He is a 1994 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He previously served in leadership positions from platoon to battalion command, including tours in Korea, the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, and the 101st Airborne Division (as both a company and battalion commander).

He served in the joint special operations community for ten years deploying over a dozen times to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other global contingency and combat operations. He deployed 4-101 Aviation Regiment “TF Wings” to FOB Shank in Afghanistan in 2014 supporting operations in the eastern provinces. In November 2017, COL Gill returned from another deployment to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve deterring foreign aggression and reassuring NATO of our commitment to the Alliance.

Colonel Gill is a graduate of the Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS) at the Joint Forces Staff College, and the US Army War College Fellowship at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

He earned the Combat Action, Military Free-Fall Parachutist, Master Army Aviator, Air Assault, and Airborne badges. His awards and decorations include the Presidential Unit Citation (1 OLC), Meritorious Unit Citation, Bronze Star Medal (3 OLCs), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLCs), Meritorious Service Medal (OLC), and the Air Medal with numeral 2.

Colonel Gill and his wife, Fran (Army Veteran/Emergency Room Physician), have one son, Joshua.

He relinquishes command of the 10th CAB on 29 June, 2018 and will report to the Pentagon next.

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.

Good Acoustics Perform Saturday March 3rd

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a tribute concert to James Taylor and Simon and Garfunkel on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:30p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall featuring the Massachusetts Trio, Good Acoustics.

Good Acoustics features musicians Mike Smith, Dave Fazio, and Bill DeSanty. They have been performing professionally all over the east coast for over three decades. This acoustic-rock trio is well known in the Western Massachusetts area for their emphasis on strong vocals, with all three members contributing as lead singers and each contributing to the three-part harmonies found in the songs they perform.

It has been nearly 45 years since Simon & Garfunkel first split at the height of their fame in 1970 that has motivated Mike and Dave to pursue their passion by paying tribute to this incredible duo, the two bring over 25 years of singing two-part harmonies and excellent musicianship to the stage.

Lead singing drummer Bill DeSanty is the featured vocalist in the James Taylor tribute set comprised of live and studio versions of J.T. classics. His spot-on rendition will keep you mesmerized throughout his entire performance.

The concert event will feature two sets.  First up is a tribute to James Taylor.  James Taylor continues to have a career spanning multiple decades, two continents, a battle with depression, heroin addiction and facing turbulent times in American history. James Taylor’s memorable and timeless songbooks and performance will feature hits ranging from Sweet Baby James, Fire and Rain, Mexico, You’ve Got a Friend and many more.

The second half of the tribute concert will feature Simon and Garfunkel’s hits reflective of a time when the prevailing vibe at the tail end of the Sixties was anything but peaceful or loving.  It was a time defined by Vietnam, the draft lottery, civil rights movement, and the Nixon era. Look for songs from Bridge Over Troubled Water, hits from The Graduate, America and more to be featured.

This is a general admission event.  Tickets for adults are $10, kids are $5. Tickets can be reserved by phone by calling 518-624-3077.  Cash or Check only to Town of Long Lake, PO Box 496, Long Lake, NY 12847.  This 125 seat space is one of the oldest buildings in the community and doubles as a meeting space and theatrical venue.  Please visit www.mylonglake.com for more info about lodging, dining, shopping and upcoming events.

This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

 

 

Prior to the show visitors are invited to dine at the Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake Diner, Adirondack Growl & Grub or the ADK Trading Post.  This is a general admission event and doors open at 7p.m.  Tickets can be reserved by phone by calling 518-624-3077.  Cash or Check only to Town of Long Lake, PO Box 496, Long Lake, NY 12847.  This 125 seat space is one of the oldest buildings in the community and doubles as a meeting space and theatrical venue.  Please visit www.mylonglake.com .

Long Lake is a year-round Adirondack Vacation destination boasting natural beauty, untouched forest, hundreds of miles of waterways and graceful shoreline.  The Adirondacks of Upstate New York is one the most scenic wilderness destinations in New York State.  It’s hard to believe Long Lake is only a two hour drive north of Albany.  The beauty and serenity of the mountains and lake await.

Long Lake boasts year-round lodging at the Adirondack Hotel, a storied historic gem in Long Lake and it is the oldest operating hotel in the Adirondacks.  Long Lake is a bustling year-round community where everyone is made to feel welcome.  Recreational activities are available from the free ice skating rink at Mt. Sabattis with free ice skates for everyone in the whole family, a groomed sledding hill, cross-country ski trails and over 70 miles of groomed snowmobile trails linking to the greater Adirondack corridors linking communities from all over the Adirondacks.  Snowshoes and Cross Country Ski rentals are available at the ADK Trading Post and Hoss’s Country Corner.

Destination Long Lake includes an abundance of mom and pop eateries from the Adirondack Growl and Grub with craft brews, the ADK Trading Post, a unique gift and sandwich shop with homemade soups and hearty panini’s made to order. The Long Lake Diner offers a cozy pub overlooking Jennings Park Pond with an assortment of comfort foods and the Adirondack Hotel offers a full bar, hotel rooms and an abundant lunch and dinner menu to keep you satisfied.

Experience the authentic Adirondacks and have a Winter Weekend getaway in one of the most beautiful locations in the Northeast.

Long Lake