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2011 Year in Review Long Lake Style

What do you remember about 2011? Well already a day has gone by and I’m sure I missed something. So maybe you got to spend a lot of time in Long Lake this year, or maybe you kept in touch via updates and twitter and your friends and relatives. Maybe you drove down Route 30/28N and decided to spontaneously stay for the night and found a Barber Shop Quartet singing on the beach or Martin Sexton signing autographs. Long Lake is small, but makes the most of the seasons and even though we’re off the beaten path and not right off the railroad tracks or the Northway, we still have our fingers on the pulse (from a quiet distance)

The video is a timeline with both events in and around Long Lake and Raquette Lake interspersed with some images of notable news figures of the past year. Trivia is so popular an event, one of the upcoming questions may revolve around some of the images in this piece – so watch carefully.

What did we miss? I know you’ll be sure to tell me.

See you in 2012. Enjoy the show. Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club Winter Carnival is coming up on January 14, 2012.. THINK SNOW!

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Adirondack Affair 2011 Episode 2

Grace Duryea (Martha Byrne) has just arrived in Long Lake Adirondack Affair Episode 1 2011 after the death of her father. A mysterious stranger, Charlotte (Ellen Dolan) is very concerned about Grace’s arrival and is on edge and ready to reveal a secret.

An Adirondack Affair is an event held every fall in Long Lake for fans of soap operas to get a chance to get to know the nuts and bolts of producing a soap opera. In 2011 fans joined two-Time Emmy Winner Martha Byrne and Emmy-nominee Ellen Dolan for a fun-filled weekend including a cabaret performance and on-camera acting with the actresses. The actresses shot scripted scenes with attendees. Seventeen pages of material were shot in six hours at four different locations with little or no rehearsal. Fans received their dialogue the morning of taping. No auditions, no stress of the casting call, just crazy, fast, rapid fire acting fun in an incredibly short turnaround time. Director Fritz Brekeller (All My Children) hopped in with little prep time to pull all the elements together.

The Town of Long Lake is thrilled to receive national media attention in the Novemeber 21st, 2011 publication of the magazine CBS Soaps in Depth. Alexandra Roalsvig, Long Lake Tourism Director, helped organize and coordinate the weekend by inviting Martha Byrne, Ellen Dolan and Fritz Brekeller up to do on the spot video taping with fans. “This event was a chance to introduce Long Lake to a new audience. Fans have the one an one chance to interact with some terrific talent and I get the chance to feature local Long Lake businesses as the backdrop for the story. The actors are thrilled to come to the Adirondack region and help promote Long Lake to a wider audience.”

Featured in this episode is Jason Hall, a local Long Laker and noted musician and songwriter, current member of the Fat River Kings band. Jason has a huge catalog of original songs he has written, he often appears locally at Open Mike Nights and he will also be in the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts upcoming production of Cinderella.

Find a copy of CBS Soaps in Depth, on stands now (November 21) for photos, info and more scoop about the fun weekend.

In 2012 Adirondack Affair will be the last weekend in September. Don’t miss it! More original material to be scripted. For more info check out www.adirondackaffair.com

Link to: Adirondack Affair 2011 Episode 1

Adirondack Affair Slated Sept 30th and Oct 1

On September 30th through October 1st, the Town of Long Lake will be hosting the 2nd Annual Adirondack Affair Weekend with soap opera actresses two-time Emmy winner, Martha Byrne, best known as Lily Snyder from As The World Turns and Emmy-nominated Ellen Dolan, best known as Margo Hughes, As the World Turns.

Martha and Ellen Before the Cabaret

Friday Night features a VIP welcome cocktail reception and a Cabaret Performance at an area Long Lake Business to be announced.

Martha with two fans Megan & Jamie!

Saturday will be a day of rogue video production featuring participants in this unique weekend themed “Shooting on Location.” Scripted material developed specifically for Adirondack Affair will follow the story of the fictional Duryea Family. Grace Duryea (Martha Byrne) has returned to the quiet burg of Long Lake after the death of her father. She has arrived for the reading of his will and stands to inherit vast tracts of land, properties and businesses vital to the survival of the local economy. Charlotte, played by Ellen Dolan, will be on alert to the arrival of Grace Duryea, protecting secrets of the past that could change their lives forever. The two women have never met before, but sparks are sure to fly when Grace arrives at her father’s estate.

Ellen mingles at last years VIP reception

The story of Grace and Charlotte will follow our guest actors and Adirondack Affair participants on a journey from learning scripted material, camera blocking, to live video taping. Scenes will be shot in and around Long Lake area businesses to highlight local actors and showcase the beauty of Long Lake. All levels of acting are welcome and encouraged to attend this unique once in a lifetime opportunity.

Photo by Robin Platzer

The scenes will be uploaded, with permission, to youtube and if time allows there will be a viewing of the rough material shown on Saturday night to the participants. Don’t want to act? Participants are welcome to follow the production and watch our actresses work.

Most recently Martha Byrne, co-created and executive produced, Gotham The Series, which was nominated for an Emmy this year. Martha has also appeared on General Hospital and written for the daytime drama The Bold and The Beautiful and executive produced a short film, Bye Bye Sally, featuring actress Malin Ackerman.

Ellen Dolan has been very active with the Workshop Theater Company in New York City and is currently starring in the Cape May Stage Production, Steel Magnolias, running through September 10. Ellen Dolan plays the role of Truvy, a role played by Dolly Parton in the 1989 film adaptation. In addition to playing Margo Hughes, Ellen Dolan originated the role of Maureen Reardon on Guiding Light and has appeared on Law and Order Special Victims Unit and has recently worked on two films, Southside and Molly’s Girl.

For more information check out www.adirondackaffair.com Adirondack Affair or call 518-624-3077 Sign up today! Total weekend event package is $50 includes VIP reception, Cabaret Performance and Shooting on Location.

Town Board Passes Budget for 2010

Last night a noticeably small audience gathered at the Long Lake Town Board Meeting and Continuation of the Public Hearing for Long Lake Water District #1.

The Town Board also approved the purchase of a new groomer for the 2010 snowmobile season, a front loader and approved to move forward on the State mandated SEQR to look into the purchase of property on Tarbell Hill Road from the Nature Conservancy to utilize for our water project and recreational land use.

Once discussion concluded the board voted unanimously to pass the 2010 Budget.

Long Lake continues to embrace growth as a tourist driven economy. The go ahead was made to include the new web design of # in the 2010 budget. Also included was support for two new shoulder season events, Adirondack Quilt Camp, a week of quilting workshops at the Long Lake Central School for an admission price of $230.00. Also planned will be “An Adirondack Affair” – a weekend with soap opera stars and special panel discussions about the state of soap operas today with directors, producers, writers and actors.

Also slated for 2010, the return of the Bed Races, Labor Day Weekend BBQ and cookout, continued partnership with Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts and more Teen Center & Beach Programming, focusing on the youth of the community.

Next town board meeting is in Raquette Lake on Tuesday, November 24th at 7:30pm. Come out and have your voice heard, YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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