Posts Taged 2019

The Collective. Free Movie Screening

The Collective Movie Screening

Adventuring to undiscovered peaks together, plotting midnight-raids on inner-city handrails, lapping your home run until that last ray of sunshine disappears behind a distant ridge… Skiing is Collective.

Some call it a tribe mentality, others call it a shared sense of purpose. This film is our definition, written by a diverse team, each with their own ideas, their own forms of expression.

“The Collective” is more than a sum of its parts. No matter who you are or where you come from – it feels good to be part of something special.

Screening will be Friday, October 18, 7pm at the Long View Lodge, 681 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847. 

This screening is FREE! 

Craft Fair Long Lake Town Hall on October 12 2019

Harvest Craft Fair on Tap for the Weekend

The Town of Long Lake announces the Harvest Fest Craft Fair on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.
 
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, original art work, mixed media art, jewelry and more.
 
The CTSO will be providing fun for the kids with a Bounce House weather permitting. 
 
Fall can be an unpredictable time of year, sometimes cold, sometimes warm.  Be prepared for both.
 
For more information www.mylonglake.com or call Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department at 518-624-3077. 
 
 
 
 

A Long Lake Guideboat Comes Home

Colleen Smith, a Long Lake resident recently re-launched a guideboat on Long Lake, NY in July of 2019 after acquiring the boat originally built by her grandfather George W. Smith in Long Lake, NY in the early 1900’s.
 
Gordon Fisher of Long Lake, spotted a listing for the boat in a magazine and recognized it as being a Long Lake Guideboat, but was unsure of the builder. Fisher contacted Long Lake boat builder Bunny Austin about possibly brokering the vessel on behalf of the owner who was living on Lake Champlain where the boat had been in their family since the 1950’s. Bunny turned the brokering of the boat over to his nephew, boat builder, Keith Austin.  While Keith took on the boat with plans to sell it, his wife, Debbie Austin was re-caning the original seats when she spotted the cursive signature Geo W. Smith inscribed on the frames of all three of the seats.

The boat was likely built around 1907 around the time that George W. Smith was operating a boat building shop on North Point Road in Long Lake, NY. A mutual friend knew of Colleen’s connection as the granddaughter of Long Lake guideboat builder George W. Smith and mentioned the boat had recently been listed for sale.  Colleen jumped at the opportunity to purchase the boat and return it to the waters of Long Lake. 
 
Colleen was able to purchase the boat in 2018 and launch it at Endion on July 19th, 2019. Three generations of Smith’s were on hand to witness the soaking and launching of the watercraft.  Long Lake native Gail Emerson was also on deck offering assistance. Gail’s grandfather Wallace Emerson was a contemporary of George W. Smith and the two granddaughters stood proudly side by side on the shores of Long Lake for the historic re-launch.
 
From “The Raquette, River of the Forest,” by Charles W. Bryan, Jr. 1964. “Long Lake should be famous in Adirondack history of its association with that remarkable light craft known as the “Adirondack guide boat.”  It is not to be doubted that Long Lake played a major role in the development of the craft”
 
 
 

written & photo by Alexandra Roalsvig, Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism for the Town of Long Lake (unless otherwise noted) 

Memphis Collegian, Casey Lemieux and-Colleen Smith return George W. Smith’s original Adirondack Guideboat to the shores of Long Lake | Photo by Molly Irvine

Colleen Smith and Gail Emerson, granddaughters of boat builders Smith and Wallace Emerson 

Durant Days | Raquette Lake |Great Camps | Adirondack Architecture!

Durant Days August 2 – 4, 2019, Raquette Lake, NY
 
Durant Days celebrates the birth of Great Camps Architecture. Enjoy a special weekend of events in Raquette Lake. Harken back to the days when waterways were the highways and travel was by boat! And you can’t get there by car. Access to these Great Camps, Historic Landmarks and churches only available on is limited to a few times a season so don’t miss out on your exclusive chance to explore them all in one jam-packed weekend!
 
William West Durant left his mark permanently on the Adirondacks as a master designer and builder crafting impressive architectural masterpieces.  Durant envisioned grandiose getaway homes and self-contained villages in the middle of the Adirondack wilderness.  Through his revolutionary vision he was able to combine the architectural features of a traditional log cabin merged seamlessly with the long low lines of the graceful Swiss chalet to create a luxurious summer residence. From his first grand camp, Camp Pine Knot, sprang a distinctive school forever known as Great Camps Architecture and Raquette Lake is the place where it was born.
 
These grand camps of the wealthy in the Adirondacks attracted railroad titans, industrialists, admiring journalists and international guests to enjoy the wilds of the forest with the softer comforts of elegance and grace and touted as “the show places of the woods.”   
 
Join us in Raquette Lake, NY the first weekend in August to transport yourself back to the Gilded Age and imagine yourself enjoying the opulence of the Adirondacks as a railroad titan.  History buffs will be transported back in time. 
 
Schedule of Events for Durant Days
 
Friday, August 2nd, 2019
Luncheon Boat Cruise $69 pp inclusive of cruise, meal, tax, gratuity, guided tours. www.raquettelakenavigation.com
 
Saturday August 3, 2019
2:00-3:00 p.m. Wide Variety A Capella Group in concert on the Raquette Lake Village Green.  This New Jersey a capella group has been performing for years.  Their popular set includes renditions of popular favorites from the 40s through the 00s, including music from the Beach Boys, Four Seasons, John Legend and many more. Free Concert on the Raquette Lake Village Green  sponsored by Saint Williams Long Point, Central Adirondacks Association and the Town of Long Lake.   Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and the entire family for this fun acapella concert. This concert is FREE.

Electric Bike Demo by Artisan and Inventor – Jamie Sutliff.  Check out unique trike bikes that can carry up to 65 pounds of gear and loot in the basket.  This bike demo is brought to you by Raquette Lake Navigation.  Look for him in the Afternoon on the Village Green. Courtesy of Raquette Lake Navigation.
 
6pm Boat Parade** NEW TIME for 2019. In the village. Boats all shapes and sizes compete.  Runabouts, no-octane, party barges, if it floats, it’s a boat!

Decorate boats and compete for prizes for Best Most Creative Boat in each boat class.  The more the merrier!  Everyone invited to play.

On vacation?  Be adventurous, rent a boat at Burke’s or Birds Marina’s and show us what you’ve got.  Celebrate life on the waterways during the indefatigable Raquette Lake Boat Parade. Registration Forms available  at Burke’s or Bird Marina or 
 
August 3, 2019 cont.
7:00pm. James Warren, Magician, NEW INDOOR LOCATION! Live at the Raquette Lake Chapel Next to the RL Navigation and Little Red Caboose Gift Shop. Free. Donation Admission Appreciated.


From the Magic Castle in Hollywood! With over two decades of amazing people across America with his magic, including 13 years of performances at The Magic Castle. This is the most mind-blowing magic show you’ll ever see.  With magic sourced from the written legacy of the great masters of the art, James Warren’s show will have you astounded and amazed.  This unique event will for the first time be at Saint Williams Long Point and is not to be missed!  A very special event for the 2019 Durant Days Weekend. 


9:30pm Fireworks Extravaganza.   **After James Warren show concludes.  A special weekend celebration continues with a Fireworks show celebrating all that is Raquette Lake.  With so much history and legacy on the shores of Raquette Lake, launching fireworks is the culmination and celebration of the storied legacy of American history launched right from the shores of this small, tight-knit, historic community. Fireworks can be seen by boat from the village.   
 
 
Sunday, August 4, 2019  
10:00 am & 1:30 pm Guided tour of Great Camp Sagamore. Half-Price Admission.
Built in 1897 this former summer retreat of the Vanderbilt’s is on 1,526 acres of remote wilderness in the Adirondack Park. Great Camp Sagamore was a wilderness escape for the Vanderbilt family for half a century.  It is now a National Historic Landmark.

Reservations not required for the tour.   www.greatcampsagamore.org


3:00 pm Annual ecumenical vespers service at Church of the Good Shepherd, on Raquette Lake.  Saint Huberts, built by William West Durant in 1880 was built to serve the owners, guests and employees that Durant was creating in the area.  The island was originally named Bluff Island, but was later renamed in honor of Saint Hubert, the patron saint of hunters.
 
All events on St. Hubert’s Isle are free and open to the public.  There will be a free water taxi 2pm – 2:45pm to/from St. Hubert’s Isle from the village dock, courtesy Burke’s Marina.
 

 

Big Beach Day Long Lake NY Adirondacks

Paddling Olympic Competition

The Town of Long Lake gears up for a Big Day on the Beach Front with three events rolled into one on Friday, July 26th, 2019.
 
The Long Lake Paddling Olympics will held July 26th at the Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main Street, sponsored by the Long Lake Association with free registration starting at 10:30 a.m. with races commencing at 11:00 a.m.  Look for a variety of races including Stand Up Paddling, Hand Paddling, Kayak Races, Canoe Races, Back Paddling, and many more. No experience is necessary.  Races are for kids up to age 18 only. For more information contact Kathy Duffendack at 518-624-2780. Special thanks to Camp Hilary and Another Paradise Cove for providing boats and safety equipment for the event.
 

Beat Authority Live on the LL Beach

North Country Public Radio, in conjunction with the Town of Long Lake, will be hosting their Friday show, the Beat Authority from the Long Lake Town Beach on July 26th from 3:00  p.m.  to 5 p.m.  The Beat Authority with David Sommerstein is a live radio broadcast Friday show. Sommerstein will play the fresh and eclectic dance music from all over the world that fans of the show tune in for each week.Attendees will have a chance to hear their voice on the radio and win some NCPR swag and other promotional prizes provided by the Long Lake business community.

 



 


 
The day rounds out at 6pm with musician Alex Smith performing a concert on the beach stage for the fourth concert in the 2019 Music by the Lake Series.  Alex is a local Long Laker with deep roots in the folk and bluegrass community. Alex and his fiddle player will be playing a mix of their original tunes, as well as covers.  The free concert runs until 8 p.m. 
 
All activities are on the Long Lake Town Beach at 1258 Main Street Long Lake and are free.  Parking is available along NYS Route 30, Main Street and north of the bridge. There are  overflow lots at the Long Lake Municipal Lot at 1167 Main Street and Long Lake Central School with easy walking access to the Nature Trail, a pathway around Jennings Park Pond stretching from the Long Lake Ball Field to the Long Lake Town Beach along a picturesque path connecting with the outlet at the Adirondack Hotel.
 
Lifeguards will be on duty until 8pm.  Bring your lawn chairs, coolers, beach blankets and bathing suits and settle in for the entire day! 
 
For more information call 518-624-3077 or check out www.mylonglake.com
 
 

Show Up Kids, Interactive Kids Comedy Show

Show Up Kids at the Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake NY

Interactive Family Comedy “Show Up, Kids!” Plays Adirondack Hotel July 11 at Noon

LONG LAKE, NY – Following critically acclaimed runs in NYC, Hollywood, and Edinburgh, Peter Michael Marino’s interactive “Show Up, Kids!” plays the Adirondack Hotel on July 11 at noon. This entirely unique, semi-improvised, family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a comedic twist on the traditional kids’ show. When the main attraction doesn’t show up, Pete enlists the kids (and adults) to help create a show from set to sound, plot to props, and costumes to characters. What could possibly go wrong?

The event kicks off at noon with a Pizza Party Buffet featuring assorted pizzas, chicken fingers, juices and cookies. Performance starts at 12:15pm and runs for one hour. Reservations can be made by emailing adkhotel@frontiernet.net or by calling 518-624-4700.

★★★★★ “Marino handles the unpredictability of working with children in an improvised environment with great skill and grace, putting on a fantastic performance which my children were talking about long after the show.” – Backstage on the Fringe

“Fantastic fun! A one-man whirling dervish of energy, comic timing, physical agility, and out and out hilarity. The kids were absolutely mesmerized!” – The Front Row Center

“This show is not like any other show. Usually, the kids are just watching things happen, but here, kids are actually part of the show. Pete definitely has a superpower!”- Kids News NYC

★★★★ “Hilarious! Marino knows what kids find funny. A show of this caliber is an opportunity to show up for!” – The Wee Review

 

WHAT: Show Up, Kids!
WHO: By Peter Michael Marino & the kids, Directed by Michole Biancosino & the kids, Music by Michael Andrew
WHEN: 12:00 p.m. Thursday, July 11
WHERE: The Adirondack Hotel, 1245 Main Street, Route 30N Long Lake, NY 12847-0355 HOW MUCH: $20 (Includes Pizza Party Buffet with assorted pizzas, chicken fingers, juices and cookies. Cash bar available for adults.)
TICKET RESERVATIONS: Email: adkhotel@frontiernet.net or call 518-624-4700
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes
SHOW WEBSITE: www.showuptheshow.com/kids

Peter Michael Marino is a NYC-based teacher, writer, performer, and producer and is best known in the Adirondacks as the long-time, nutty host of Long Lake’s annual Bed Races and Polar Bear Plunge. Peter 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.” More info at: www.petermmarino.com

18 Raquette Lake Facebook Pages you don’t want to miss!

Raquette Lake Mudsliders Softball Team!  Fierce, competitive and enduring.  Come out and support them, even during Black Fly Season! 

 

Great Camp Sagamore.  One of the original Adirondack Great Camps conceived and built by W.W. Durant and you can visit it and see first hand the beauty and craftsmanship right in Raquette Lake!

Saint Williams Long Point.  Concert season kicks off in July.  Check the page for updates and please note, starting in 2019, there will be a charge to attend these concerts.  The schedule is jampacked with excellent entertainment!  

Forsells Cottage rentals on Raquette Lake.

Bluff Point in Raquette Lake.  Not sure who runs this page, it only has 7 followers, but maybe if we get them more likes, they’ll post some more content! 

Raquette Lake School. Follow this page to stay up on all the events!

 

Birds Boat Livery

11 Long Lake and Raquette Lake Facebook Pages You Need to Follow Now!

When The Cellar Restaurant says they are offering Steak Specials… run, don’t walk!  Get there.  Known for their great menu selection all season long, their specials are definitely not to be missed.  The Cellar is located where Kickerville Road and NYS Route 30 aka The Tupper Road intersect.  Expanded seating in the dining room, large groups, families, date night, plenty of options available.  Looking for take-out, their menu includes yummy pizzas, moons, shaved steak sandwich, salads and more!  

 

Move over Betheny Frankel.. we have the real deal in Raquette Lake!  Rachel Pohl has created a sensational Bloody Mary Elixir.  A true Adirondack Entrepreneur, when Rachel isn’t on the W.W. Durant updating and renovating, she’s out on the road delivering a great mixer for cocktails.  Great for gifts, Sunday Brunches and should just be a staple mixer in your hosting bag of tricks.  This is a small business that continues to thrive and grow and find new ways to deliver big taste for New York State.  Check it out and follow her page!  More adventures  to come!  

 

Looking for that perfect gift for someone who has everything?  Look no further than Chax Knives.  Chase Axin has his seasonal shop in Long Lake, NY on North Point Road.  Stop in on your way to gorgeous Buttermilk Falls. Chase produces handmade knives that last a lifetime. As he says… email works great, cell phone at his place.. not so great!  Just remember, you’re in the Adirondacks, exploring our cool shops and local merchants is half the fun! 

Never fear.. just because this post is from 2017… it’s ok.. Mary Jo is getting ready as we speak for the summer season.. let her know you saw her FB page on this blog post and ask her to update something new! Aiming to open at the end of June which is right around the corner.  She will have shakes, floats, sundaes and in one of the coolest spots in the Adirondacks known for its unique architecture having received the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Preservation Award in 2003.  

Wellness is in Long Lake.  Looking for new ways to untangle and unwind contact our local wellness coach, and teacher.  You have to make an appointment in advance, so check out her page, follow it and schedule an appointment today.  Explore new ways to improve your wellness. Unwinding in the Adirondacks, it is what its all about! 

 

Sign up and follow the Long Lake Fish & Game Club.  Sponsoring Fishing Derbies, Hosting events at the range, the Black Bear Championship, the August Trap Shoot and so much more!  Follow this page for all the news! 

Wellness continues.  Bet you didn’t know about this FB page.  Babbie the Pharmacist is located in Long Lake, NY.  She runs a website and is most interested in helping you achieve your wellness goals.  Check out her page, and subscribe to her informative videos too. LeBlanc WellBeing is owned and operated by Babette LeBlanc RPh.  Babbie is dedicated to bringing customers honest, trustworthy, and cost effective products. Our goal is to help you make a difference in your life, in any way that we can.  Check it out!  

Have you ever been to downtown Raquette Lake?  If you haven’t, you MUST!  With it’s gorgeous view and access to Raquette Lake, take a step back in time.  This is the birthplace of Great Camps Architecture. This charming town has plenty of room for everyone.  Once you discover Raquette Lake you will keep coming back year after year.  A local favorite is a top at the Raquette Lake Tap Room.  Follow this FB page to get the specials, get updates on the Raquette Lake Ladies Softball Team and find out the local lore.  Great prices that can’t be beat. Open year-round. Come on in and check it out.

 

 

Do you play a instrument.  Do you love to rock out?  Do you want to be a star?  Follow the Long Lake Open Mike page and find out more. Open Mike happens in Long Lake at the Adirondack Hotel on the last Saturday of every month, all year long.  Join hosts Terry & Wayne Chaikin, bringing you the hits of the town. Local musicians and visiting musicians sign up and can perform up to 3 songs. Some are solo, large groups too.  Always a fun night out celebrating all kinds of musicians in and around the area.  

Do you love the History of Long Lake?  Then follow this page.  Cool photos of the area and local lore too.  Great photos, and historical tidbits galore!

Have you ever camped at Lake Eaton?  Families come back year after year!  Fun photos, postcards, news about the campground and private camps long Lake Eaton.  There’s more to Long Lake and Raquette Lake than meets the eye!  Great beach, great fishing, and the great outdoors all meet at Lake Eaton!

 

Ladies Softball is happening in our area.  Both Long Lake and Raquette Lake have softball teams and the games start this week!  Check out and follow the Raquette Lake Mudsliders!  If they can play outside in the black flies, you can come out and cheer them on!  

Memorial Day 2019 Schedule of Events Long Lake NY Adirondacks

This is the Draft Agenda for Monday, May 27th. 

Expect traffic delays along NYS Route 30 from 11:30am – 12:15pm and 2pm – 2:30pm. 
                      

1130     Small contingent of American Legion Post 650 marches from LL Town Hall to bridge 
 
1200     Long Lake Memorial Day Parade begins at LL Town Hall 1204 Main Street, Long Lake NY & School Road with participants marching to LL Cemetery.  
 
1230    Long Lake Local Ceremony at the Cemetery

13:30   Line Up for Hamilton County Parade at Mt. Sabattis Upper Parking Lot next to Tennis Courts. (all those not marching/participating in the first parade) Vehicles line up along South Hill Road. Please keep Vietnam Memorial clear of vehicles. 


1400     Hamilton County Memorial Day Parade begins at Mount Sabattis                                

1415     Ceremonies begin at LLCS front lawn:

Special Thanks to Long Lake Central School, Town of Newcomb, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, the Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit of Ballston Spa, Erik Arsenault, Bob Gibson, American Legion Post #650

Commander “Bob” Crocetta assumed responsibility as Overhaul Project Officer on 19 October 2017.

 

Commander “Bob” Crocetta to Speak at Long Lake/Hamilton County Memorial Day Parade. 


Enlisting in 1988, he was designated as an Electrician’s Mate following graduation from Nuclear Field ‘A’ School in Orlando, Florida.  Upon graduation from Nuclear Power Training pipeline, he reported to USS BAINBRIDGE (CGN 25), where he deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM.  His next assignment was to Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 77) where he was designated as Plankowner.  He then transferred to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, serving as Ship Superintendent for submarine repair.  During this tour, he was selected as the 1999 Sailor of the Year and selected for commission by the FY 2001 Limited Duty Officer Selection Board.

Ashore, he served as the R4 Division Officer and Planning and Estimating Officer at Naval Submarine Support Facility (NSSF) New London Connecticut, Assistant Project Officer at Supervisor of Shipbuilding Newport News for the CVN 72 Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH), and as S8G Prototype Refueling Overhaul Project Officer at Nuclear Power Training Unit Ballston Spa, New York.
 
Afloat and staff tours include a tour in USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), where he served as the Electrical Technical Assistant, deployed in March 2001, which included combat operations in Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, following the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.  Follow on sea tours included Auxiliaries Officer in USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77), Reactor Mechanical Assistant in USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75), and as Aft Station Officer in USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65).

His awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (eight awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and other personal, service, and unit awards.

Great Adirondack Boat Race of 2019

On Sunday, May 12, 2019 the Men’s rowing teams from St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY and Union College, Schenectady, NY return to the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1204 Main Street, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, NY for the inagural event of the upcoming summer season. 
 
The race known as the Annual 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 11th through 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
 

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