First Storm of the Season

The Town of Long Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains boasted 6 inches of snow on Wednesday, November 23rd. While it didn’t surpass other surrounding towns with snowfall total, it still required every snowplow in the area to go out and clear off driveways. One plow owner plowed twenty-three driveways in a matter of a few hours.

Ice started to form on Jennings Park Pond and the inlets and bays of Long Lake, but not enough to stick for very long. Covered docks bore the brunt of the heavy wet snowfall. One covered dock, visible from the Town Bridge, was partially submerged next to the shore. Over the weekend the snowpack melted and the dock has visibly recovered.

Unfrozen lake and heavy, wet snow starts to sink covered dock

Braving the snow for the Town Wide Photo

On Thanksgiving Day thirty-five hearty folks trampled on the snow covered ball field for the Town Wide Photograph, that’s up 75% participation from 2010.

Coming up is Celebrate the Season debuting with the live musical performance of Cinderella on Friday, December 2, 2011 at the Long Lake Town Hall at 7:30pm. Kids under 12 are FREE. Did you hear that? Kids under 12 are free! Don’t miss this show! Great performances by Long Lake actors and actresses including Natalie Luxford as the Fairy Godmother, who’s hilarious characterization stuns the crowd into feats of uproarious laughter. Singer/songwriter Jason Hall explodes on stage as the Prince’s Steward, Lionel. Jason sings, dances and manages to balance Lionel’s complete panic with composure and control, but taking the audience along on the ride.

Cinderella and her entourage

Other regional actors participate in the project to bring the Cinderella magic to life on stage including Colleen Pine from Indian Lake. This week Colleen is performing in Violet at the University of Miami, but she’ll be back on Friday for the show! The community cast has created a cohesive and delightful production for all ages to enjoy. Purchase tickets online at Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts or by calling 518-352-7715.

Saturday Evening everyone is encouraged to attend the Snowball Gala at the Big Tupper Ski Lodge from 7pm – Midnight. Guests will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine as well as a diverse selection of live music. Tickets for the snowball can be purchased at Snowball Tickets Call 518-624-3077 to catch a ride on the Little Bus.

On Friday, December 9th the Long Lake Library will be hosting Tupper Lake Band, Abbott Hayes, for a free concert at 8pm. From Indie Update: “With musical influences such as The Beatles, REM, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Elliot Smith on the list, Abbott Hayes couldn’t go too far off course.” The Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Library received funding from the Stewart’s Shops Matching Fund grant program to sponsor this great event for all ages, and area teens are encouraged to come enjoy this live rock concert.

On Saturday, December 10th the Friends of the Long Lake Library host a Christmas Craft Fair at Long Lake Central School starting at 10am. George and Elizabeth Cordes of the High Peaks Opera Studio will be performing “A Winter’s Journey in Song” at 7:30pm. Concert is free. Donations accepted at the door.

The Long Lake Lights are back! Long Lake will be putting out a map featuring highlighted homes that are decorated for the season. Come on over to Long Lake, check out the lights and visit a small business while you’re here! Long Lake Lights Special Stop

Look for Zumba, Saturday mornings at the Long Lake Town Hall at 9am.

Lunch with Santa will be on Saturday, December 17th starting at 11:30am. Long Lake residents can sign up their children by calling 518-624-3077. Please let us know the name, age, and the kind of toy on your child’s wishlist this season.

Hope to see you in Long Lake, the best place to be in the Adirondacks!