Weekend Round Up

Best Snowmobile Conditions of the Year

snowmobiling

With over a foot of snow falling in Long Lake & Raquette Lake this week, we can honestly boast we have the best snowmobile conditions of the year. All trails are being groomed and prepped for heavy weekend travel to keep the trails as flat and rideable as we can. Use caution around the groomers. Look for banks cut on all roads leading to town including North Point, Kickerville, Dock Road, Tarbell and Sabattis. We’ve heard the good word that the tracks are in great condition, finally, the first time we’ve heard that all season!

Here’s the map.

What else is going on this weekend?

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PLENTY!
The Puppet People Performance & Showcase
10am at the Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake
Join “The Puppet People” as they bring Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” to life with
enchanting puppets. For young & old alike. Following performance “The Puppet People” will be leading a workshop to
make a rod puppet.
Performance & workshop, free to the public

Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club, St. Patricks Day Dinner for the Veteran’s
Corned Beef & Cabbage/ Chicken & Bow Ties
Social Hour at 5:30pm – Cash Bar.
Dinner Buffet at 6:30pm, with dessert, coffee, and tea.
$18.95/person, includes tax and gratuity.
50/50 Raffle
All reservations or takeout orders appreciated by March 11th. Call Jim or Paula 624-3941(Diner) or 624-6317(home).
$2 or every dinner and raffle profit to benefit a veteran’s cause.

Newlywed Game at The Cellar Restaurant and Pub
$55 a couple includes a four-course meal and tax and tip! Participant registration at 5:30pm. Reservations required by March 9th. All couples welcome to play, married or not!

Wine Tasting at the Adirondack Hotel
The Adirondack Hotel Wine tasting with Chef Christian Ives & his wife Kristina Randazzo Ives of Coyote Moon Vineyards Clayton, New York. Wine will be paired with appetizers by our Chef Darren Linck. Starting at 7pm.

Long Lake Winter Carnival Wrap Up

The Long Lake Winter Carnival was held on January 19, 2013. Jim and Paula Piraino were crowned King and Queen by Harry Buxton, Moonlighter’s Secretary and Treasurer. Jim and Paula own the Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub and have been instrumental from the inception of Long Lake Winter Carnival in making it the success it is today. Jim and Paula volunteer for many of the days events coordinating efforts for all the teams and working closely with the Town of Long Lake to make the day go smoothly.

Events kicked off with Cardboard Sled races. Winners of the 12 and Under Category were Lillian Dechene and Karlee Rockstroch with Return of the Dragon. Winner of the Adult Category was Daddy’s Folly with driver Bob Lewin, holding his title for a third year in a row.

Best in Show was awarded to Lightning McQueen, 2nd to Keller’s Kruzer and the crowd favortie, a replica of the Helms Seaplane made by James Waite which came in 3rd.

Half Court Basketball shot went to Curtis Seaman.

Pictured Jamin Piraino with the basketball, Curtis Seaman in the bg.

Winners of the Ladies Frying Pan Toss. First, Kristie Lance with 59 feet 4 inches, Second to Hillarie Logan-Dechene with 59 feet three inches and third to Jess Plumley with 59 feet two inches.

Seven teams played the Broomball tournament with the first place winners the Sock Monkeys with Kodee, Brittney, Chey, Ruth and Dave Olbert beating the Long Lake Fire Department.

Fireworks rounded out the day.

The bonfire was started and maintained by Long Lake residents and volunteers, Tom and Michelle Donnelly.

Food was served all day by the Long Lake Fire Department. Raffles were sold for an ipad mini and $200 gas card. Raffle is slated to be drawn at the Fire Department Annual BBQ.

Ice Fest is Coming

On February 3rd and 4th in Long Lake, NY join the Town of Long Lake in welcoming The Ice Farm for a winter event celebrating community and the season.

The Ice Farm is owned and operated by world class ice sculptor Stanley Kolonko. Stan uses the best ice south of the Arctic Circle, utilizing reverse osmosis filtration, Clinebell ice machines and a good amount of patience.

Over the years Stan has been competing on an international level and he won 1st place with his partner Chris Uyehara of Skaneateles at the Harbin International Ice Sculpture Competition in Harbin, China in Janaury 2010. Stan has also ranked by the Academy of Ice Carving and Design as a top ice carving company in the US.

Look for mini-events celebrating Stan’s artistry and the welcoming of February throughout the town during the day. Spectators are welcome to watch him work and take photos and submit for a photo competition. Stop by each location while Stan carves – you’ll never know what they’ve got planned, a hot winter drink to warm you to your toes or a kids story hour at the Long Lake Library. Check back often for updates and we’ll post them throughout the week and on the Facebook page as the schedule evolves.

Sculptures are slated for the Raquette Lake School, Shamrock Motel & Cottages, the Long Lake Historical Society, the Friends of the Long Lake Library, Hoss’s Country Corner and the Long Lake Diner/Owl’s Head Pub and the Long Lake Town Beach.

Please note: all times are subject to change without notice, if you plan on traveling call 518.624.3077.
The tentative schedule is:

Friday, February 3rd
12pm: Raquette Lake Free Union School

3pm: Long Lake Historical Society: Town Office

Saturday, February 4th

8am: Long Lake Diner

10am: Hoss’s Country Corner

12:30pm: Friends of the Long Lake Library

2:30pm: The Shamrock Motel

4:30pm: Town of Long Lake: Mt Sabattis

The Ice Fest is sponsored by The Town of Long Lake and local businesses.

Get your photo taken with all seven sculptures and e-mail to us at longlakeinfo@yahoo.com or send via snail mail to

Ice Fest Contest
LLPRT
PO Box 496
Long Lake, NY 12847

Hey, you may even see your photo on our Long Lake Facebook page and we’ll select a winner from all the entries. Entries must be submitted or postmarked by Monday, February 13th to be eligible for a prize!

Please note: All submitted photos become property of the Town of Long Lake NY and by submission of the photos you give the Town of Long Lake permission to use the photos in promotion including on the web and in print and on Facebook. We cannot return photos submitted by mail.

Long Lake Weekly Round Up

Every Thursday throughout the summer on both mylonglake.com and at the Long Lake Facebook Fan Page the Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will post the “Weekly Round Up”

Full weekend ahead! Here’s what’s happening in Long Lake to keep you and your dad busy this Father’s Day Weekend!

Friday, June 17th,

Beach is FINALLY open! Get out your UVA and UVB sunscreen, your towels, your sand toys, your beach chairs and head on over. The Long Lake Lifeguards will be on duty daily from 10am – 6pm.

Helm’s Aero Service Community Appreciation Day

Tom Helms and co. would like to say thank you to the community with two days of free seaplane rides for Long Lake residents! Don’t miss this chance to see your beautiful community by air!

Saturday, June 18th

Fish & Game Club Bass Derby

6am-3pm, Town Beach

Happy Bass Season! Kick-off the opening day with a little competition. Get yourself out of bed early, cuz you have to register between 6 and 6:30 sharp. Late registrations not allowed, my friends. Fish til 3pm, then head back to the beach for the official weigh-in. Cash prizes. $25 entry fee. Call 624-2145 for more info.

Helm’s Aero Service Community Appreciation Day 2

Didn’t get a chance to take your free ride yesterday? Stop in today!

Call 518.624.3931

Sunday, June 19th Father’s Day

Paddle-Making Class

8:30am-5pm

Ever wanted to learn how to make your very own paddle? How about your dad? Well, this is your lucky day! Create your own cherry canoe or kayak paddle under the guidance of expert paddle-maker, Caleb Davis, of Tremolo Paddles. Class takes place Chez Caleb at 33 Owl’s Head Lane. $100, all materials included. Quite a unique Father’s Day gift, if I do say so myself. Call Caleb to sign-up, 624-2572.

20th Annual Spring Blossom Fiddle Jam

12-4pm, Town Hall

The epic floods may have postponed the event back in May, but nothing will stop us now (except maybe tornados…)! Bring your fiddle and jam with the best or simple stop in to watch, dance or sing! Food served up by the Long Lake Lion’s Club all day. $7 adults, $4 11-16 year olds, free for kids 10 and under.

Weekend forecast: possibly some rain on Saturday, but dry skies (and some sun) on Sunday with 74 degree highs all around!

Weekend Bug Cast: They come, they go, but the evil little black flies seem to be dissipating. Always depends on the weather. But don’t be afraid… want to come up, but haven’t booked a room yet? Check out our Hot Deals Page!

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