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Black Friday

Black Friday Sales Local Merchants!

Black Friday and beyond. Shop our local merchants in Long Lake & Raquette Lake. Great gift ideas that make a difference include purchasing gift certificates from your favorite place too!  Take a peek and get some inspiration.  Spending in your two favorite towns helps keep the lights on year-round!  And talk about amazingly unique gift ideas!  Don’t miss out! 

Book a winter getaway in Long Lake.  Donnelly’s Sunset Point now offering a spectacular lake side home with plenty of room.  Thinking about a family reunion, or a girls weekend!  Check out this lodging.  Unsurpassed, amazing views of Long Lake! 

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. 
 
 
 
 

Fenimore Blues perform a live music concert on the Long Lake Town Beach

Fenimore Blues Kick Off Music by the Lake

What is better than sitting in your beach chair or blanket outdoors, than listening to a live band on the Long Lake Town Beach in July!?  It’s way warmer than February, during snowmobile season!  Music by the Lake is Long Lake’s own Adirondack music festival in the summer months. This is a great way for family and friends to enjoy  enjoy a Saturday evening in Long Lake, NY and it’s free.  Our beach stage is located at 1258 Main Street in Long Lake. Guests are invited to bring their coolers, lawn chairs and beach blankets and settle in for a relaxing evening of tunes, while gazing at the waters of Long Lake, NY.

Saturday, July 13th | 6pm | Free
1258 Main Street Long Lake, NY
Lifeguards on Duty until 8pm. 

 

Fenimore Blues, based in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is a seven-piece band that performs an eclectic mix of blues, R&B, and rock. The powerful vocals of Mary Beth Arcidiacono are backed by two guitarists and fellow musicians on keyboards, saxophone, bass, and drums, with band members doubling on harmonica and accordion. This combination enables the group to perform a range of styles and a varied repertoire, drawing on music notables from Bonnie Raitt to Aretha Franklin, Buddy Guy to Van Morrison, the Neville Brothers to the Allman Brothers, Marvin Gaye to Joe Cocker, BB King to Nora Jones.

Whether performing at an outdoor festival or an intimate club, Fenimore Blues strives to have fun on stage and to create a contagious synergy with the audience. With this band, you can always count on a good dose of humor to liven things up.

Fenimore Blues performs regularly at area pubs and restaurants. The band’s summer schedule for 2018 included concerts at the Saratoga Race Course, Congress Park in Saratoga Springs, Niskayuna Town Square, the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, the town of Corinth’s Bicentennial Celebration, and Ives Park in Potsdam. Fenimore Blues also plays at private functions, such as corporate parties, fundraising events, and special occasions.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FenimoreBlues/

 

Mary Beth Arcidiacono, lead vocals

Jim Pfoh, lead guitar and harmonica

Peter von Allmen, rhythm guitar

Chris Bailey, keyboards and vocals

Bob Moore, saxophones and accordion

Bob Kimmerle, bass

Jack Moyer, drums

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival

The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival will kick on Saturday, February 16th with youth activities start at 11am . Games will include a sack race, sledding, tire obstacle, balloon chase, and tug-of-war.  At noon there will be a Ladies Frying Pan Toss with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25. The Team Ice Golf Competition will be held throughout the day for teams with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25.
 
Registration for events will take place at the Raquette Lake Library.  Round out the day by warming up at the bonfire and the annual tug-o-war.
 
At 2p.m. Magicians Chris and Pete of Chris and Pete Amusements will perform in the Raquette Lake Library. The show is free.
 
Fireworks are slated for 7pm. Showcase will be weather dependent.  Check www.facebook.com/raquettelakefor schedule updates.
 
On Sunday, February 17th, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the Raquette Lake Ladies Auxiliary sponsor a $10 all you can eat Pancake Breakfast at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall.  
 
At Noon on Sunday the Cross-Cut / Chainsaw competition will be held on the Raquette Lake Village Green. In 2019 the Chainsaw Competition will be sponsored by the Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club. This long-standing tradition is a not to be missed event featuring timed men’s, women’s and mixed divisions.  Competitors must bring their own chainsaw!
 
Cookie donations are requested for Saturday, February 16th.  Please drop off at the Raquette Lake Library.  As in years past the Raquette Lake Library will be open for hot chocolate, cookies and warmth all day on Saturday.  Raquette Lake Events Coordinator Kat Forsell will be coordinating the events of the weekend.
 
For more information www.myraquettelake.com
 

Pete and Chris Magicians at 2pm on Saturday, February 16th at the Raquette Lake Library and it’s free!

Newsday Article

Raquette Lake Busiest Day 2018

Raquette Lake Busiest Day Events
Here’s a look at all the events of the 2018 Raquette Lake busiest Day on August 11th!  


10am: Annual Raquette Lake Library Book Sale
10am: Annual Arts & Craft Fair at the Raquette Lake School
11:30am: Scavenger Hunt. Cash Prizes. Meet on the Village Green.
6pm:  Raquette Lake Fire Dept. and Ambulance Squad Fundraising Auction on the Village Green. 
Annual auction
Lots of great items
Hot dogs
50/50

Hit the town and enjoy the fun events Raquette Lake has to offer!
 
28th Annual Arts and Craft Fair in Raquette Lake
The Raquette Lake Parents Teachers and Friends will sponsor the 28th annual Arts and Crafts Fair at the Raquette Lake School on Rt. 28 on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  This is a juried show with all items being displayed for sale the work of the exhibitor on site, the majority of whom reside in the Adirondack Park. 
 
Adirondack artists exhibiting include Fawn Ridge Pottery of Chestertown and South Bay Jewelry of Raquette Lake.  ‘Stitch Ups’ by Yasuko Monroe was a new exhibitor in 2017 and was very well received with her beautiful purses, backpacks, and other accessories of beautiful fabrics.

 Lis Barsuglia-Madsen is back with her hand woven clothing, rugs and accessories. Other exhibitors include Bob Montesano photography and David “R.C.” Oster’s pen and ink drawings of historic buildings and Adirondack scenes. Toni Rudd will be selling her delicious homemade jams and jellies and Carol Milliman-Estes will be selling the famous Milliman homemade fudge.  Kent Menges will be displaying his wrought iron work ‘Adironstix’.  Nancy Pulling Best with her children’s books and Ken Stanton with rustic Adirondack furniture also return this year.
 
Other items for sale this year include stained glass, alcohol inks on tiles, vases and yupo.
 
There will be a Chinese raffle with items donated by the exhibitors and the drawings will take place at 3:30 that afternoon.  You need not be present to win.
 
All proceeds of the raffle will be donated to North Country Life Flight, a free, not-for-profit critical care air rescue service serving the Adirondacks.
 
The show is held inside the school and will go on rain or shine!!
 
Support your local and regional artists and find a truly distinctive gift for yourself, friend or family member!
 

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival Schedule Planned for 2018

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival
February 17th – 18th, 2018

 

The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival will kick on Saturday, February 17th  with youth activities start at 11am . Games will include a sack race, sledding, tire obstacle, balloon chase, and tug-of-war.  At noon there will be a Ladies Frying Pan Toss with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25. The Team Ice Golf Competition will be held throughout the day for teams with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25.

Registration for events will take place at the Raquette Lake Library.  Round out the day by warming up at the bonfire and the annual tug-o-war.

At 2p.m. Magician Chris and Pete of Chris and Pete Amusements will perform in the Raquette Lake Library.  The show is free.

Fireworks are slated for 7pm. Showcase will be weather dependent.  Check www.facebook.com/raquettelake for schedule updates or last minute cancelations.

On Sunday, February 18th, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the Raquette Lake Ladies Auxiliary sponsor a $10 all you can eat Pancake Breakfast at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall.  

At Noon on Sunday the Cross-Cut / Chainsaw competition will be held on the Raquette Lake Village Green.  This long standing tradition is a not to be missed event featuring timed men’s, women’s and mixed divisions. 

Cookie donations are requested for Saturday, February 18th.  Please drop off at the Raquette Lake Library.  As in years past the Raquette Lake Library will be open for hot chocolate, cookies and warmth all day on Saturday.  Raquette Lake Events Coordinator Kat Forsell will be coordinating the events of the weekend.

For more information www.myraquettelake.com

Kids Games are a blast!  

Cross Cut & Chain Saw competition always happens on Sunday, of Winter Carnival Weekend at noon!

Raquette Lake Craft Fair & Busiest Day on August 13th

The Raquette Lake Parents Teachers and Friends will sponsor the 26th annual Arts and Crafts Fair at the Raquette Lake School on Rt. 28 on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is a juried show with all items being displayed for sale the work of the exhibitor on site, the majority of whom reside in the Adirondack Park.
Adirondack artists exhibiting include Fawn Ridge Pottery of Chestertown and South Bay Jewelry of Raquette Lake. Lis Barsuglia-Madsen is back with her hand woven clothing, rugs and accessories. Other exhibitors include Bob Montesano photography and David “R.C.” Oster’s pen and ink drawings of historic buildings and Adirondack scenes. Toni Rudd will be selling her delicious homemade jams and jellies and Carol Milliman-Estes will be selling the famous Milliman homemade fudge. Kent Menges will be displaying his wrought iron work ‘Adironstix’ and Lynn Ballou of Raquette Lake with her limited edition prints and notecards.

Bags by Liz Barsuglia-Madsen

Bags by Liz Barsuglia-Madsen

Other items for sale this year include stained glass, handwoven baskets, and more!!!!

South Bay Jewelry will be available

South Bay Jewelry will be available

There will be a Chinese raffle with items donated by the exhibitors and the drawings will take place at 3:30 that afternoon. You need not be present to win. All proceeds of the raffle will be donated to North Country Life Flight, a free, not-for-profit critical care air rescue service serving the Adirondacks.

Fawn Ridge Pottery Bowl

Fawn Ridge Pottery Bowl

The show is held inside the school and will go on rain or shine!!

Support your local and regional artists and find a truly distinctive gift for yourself, friend or family member!

Raquette Lake Busiest Day Events

The infamous Auction with George Tucker Returns at 6pm

The infamous Auction with George Tucker Returns at 6pm

Here’s a look at all the events of the 2016 Raquette Lake busiest Day on August 13th!
10am: Annual Raquette Lake Library Book Sale
10am: Craft Fair at the Raquette Lake School
6pm: Raquette Lake Fire Dept. and Ambulance Squad Fundraising Auction on the Village Green

Hit the town and enjoy the fun events Raquette Lake has to offer!

Kids Day in Long Lake, NY Tues, July 19th

Come join the Town of Long Lake for the third annual Feeling Long Lake Kids Day Tuesday, July 19th on the Town Ball Field. Bounce houses for all ages, including the littlest of tots. A big bounce house obstacle course and a regular smaller sized bounce house, this is the place to be if you have little tots and big kids looking to burn off some energy! CirqOvation has a featured performance at 3pm featuring stunts, stilts, tricks and more entertainment. Come for the afternoon and stay for the showcase at 3pm.

Activities for the kids and adults include tie dying for $5 per shirt (or bring your own 100% cotton items), water games, and a huge bounce house for the kids to tire themselves out in!

CirqOvation Returns to Long Lake, NY on Tuesday, July 19th from 12p - 4pm

CirqOvation Returns to Long Lake, NY on Tuesday, July 19th from 12p – 4pm

This special day for kids will feature CirqOvation, a NY based company that is a conglomerate of artists which fuse physical theatre, vaudeville, street performance, and traditional circus in an eclectic array of talent from all over the US. They will be entertaining crowds on stilts and at their Circus Workshop where families can try their hand at various skills such as juggling, Chinese yo-yo, spinning plates, devil sticks, and Wild West spinning ropes. Kids can also enjoy a large bounce house, games, music, $5 t-shirt tie dye, activities and surprises. Rain or Shine. The day begins at 12pm on ball field and admission is free! Be sure not to miss it! For more information call 518-624-3077.

Bring your appetites too! The Long Lake Diner will be serving up lunch fixin’s so no need to eat before you arrive!

stilts

CirqOvation

Bounce-House

Would the Beatles Tweet?

I would wager The Beatles would have a publicist on board the team tweeting, snapchatting, and instagramming away, Paul McCartney seems active on social media. Ask them yourself (well at least ask the fellows who look and sound a lot like them) “Hey Jude, The Tribute” take their characters seriously and will answer any and all questions as if they are the real John, Paul, Ringo and George. These guys look and sound just like the fab four and emulate them live. This is your chance to enjoy a live version of a Beatles Concert, up close and personal in Long Lake, NY Adirondacks, USA.

The Town of Long Lake announces Hey Jude The Tribute in concert on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Long Lake Town Hall located at 1204 Main Street, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, NY. Hey Jude the will perform a live concert that is a virtual musical history tour through the entire ten year career of The Beatles.

Hey Jude The Tribute Performs March 5th at the Long Lake Town Hall, 7:30pm

Hey Jude The Tribute Performs March 5th at the Long Lake Town Hall, 7:30pm

The band performs the songs down to the note, with authentic costumes and instruments and fan favorite songs. Advance Tickets are on sale by the Town of Long Lake for $12 and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by mail by sending check or money order payable to The Town of Long Lake, PO Box 496, Long Lake, NY 12847. This is a general admission concert, doors open at 7:00pm.

Upstate New York’s first and fab four most fun tribute to the Beatles, the concert will feature many of the Beatles best sing-along tunes and energetic danceable early era hit singles. All material is performed with authentic costumes, musical gear, stage banter and mannerism.

What is your favorite Beatles Album, favorite song? Where were you when the Beatles decided to break up? Were you even born yet?

Beatles '65

Beatles ’65

Revolver

Revolver

Tom Raider portrays John Lennon and has spearheaded the Hey Jude The Tribute as a labor of love. The band has been performing in the Capital Region for approximately two and a half years. Band members include Tom Raider as John Lennon, Brad Jarvis as Paul McCartney, Rick Bedrosian as George Harrison, Don Ackerman as Ringo Star and the fifth Beatle, keyboardist Rich Coogan.

The band are fans of the Beatles’ entire musical spectrum ranging from the early Sullivan years to the famous Abbey Road. The concerts replicate the unique look and sound of the Beatles’ from the costumes, mop top haircuts and imported Liverpool Boots to the Rickenbacker, Gretsh, Hofner and Epiphone guitars, Vox amps and Ludwig drums, perfecting every detail of the show.

The Town of Long Lake will provide a local shuttle bus service to and from homes, lodgings and restaurants within the town limits from 5pm until Midnight to anyone interested in dining out at an area restaurant or going out after the show. Leave the car and let The Town of Long Lake do the driving.

For more information about the upcoming show, dining and lodging on Saturday, March 5th contact 518-624-3077, mylonglake.com or on facebook.com/mylonglake.

This project is partially funded through the Decentralization Regrant Program. Decentralization Grants are made possible with funds from the NY State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature.

The Beatles pose

The Beatles pose

Abbey Road

Abbey Road

President Weekend Events in Raquette and Long

Liz Forsell shows off her catch Mike Norris Fishing Derby in Raquette Lake.  Fish for Trout and Landlocked Salmon on Lake Eaton Feb 13th

Liz Forsell shows off her catch Mike Norris Fishing Derby in Raquette Lake. Fish for Trout and Landlocked Salmon on Lake Eaton Feb 13th

The Long Lake Fish and Game Club will be hosting the Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, February 13th. Registration and Rules. Raquette Lake is gearing up for a Winter Carnival Weekend Feb 12th through 13th. The difference for this central Adirondack location is the lack of snow. But what we lack in snow turns out to be unusual ice conditions for these communitites. (just so you know we are keeping fingers crossed for more snow on Thursday)

For a FULL overview of all the latest happenings in both Long Lake and Raquette Lake, please check out our on-line calendar.

The Northern NY Vintage Snosled Racing Circuit will be on tap to host vintage snowmobile races Saturday, Feb 13th on Jennings Park Pond in Long Lake from Noon until 4pm. The race organizers had to come to Long Lake as we already have a pre-built, plowed track and racing was canceled in New Hampshire. The Long Lake Lions Club will charge admissions and the door split will help off-set the cost of insurance for participating racers.

Ladies Frying Pan Toss returns to Raquette Lake on Saturday, Feb 13th.  Need a room, call 518.624.3077 for info on lodging for Raquette Lake Winter Carnival

Ladies Frying Pan Toss returns to Raquette Lake on Saturday, Feb 13th. Need a room, call 518.624.3077 for info on lodging for Raquette Lake Winter Carnival

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival will be boasting a return of a classic event favorite from years past, with ice skating instruction with Michael Bartow, Saturday, Feb 13th at 12pm – 2pm. The lake is skateable. While the town used to plow a rink many many years ago, it hasn’t seen a skatable surface in a long time. Kat Forsell, Raquette Lake’s event coordinator is enthusiastic about re-introducing a fan favorite to the weekend.

As far as other lake conditions on Raquette Lake Suny Cortland reports, “The ice road is 9 inches thick and gaining. It has also snowed a bit, allowing some winter activities to resume. We had the cold and ice, but no snow to speak of.” So that’s good news. More snow would be nice.

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival Schedule, February 12th – 14th

Friday 2-12
Spaghetti dinner 5pm till gone $10 to benefit the Raquette Lake Ladies Aux all you can eat, Fire Hall

Saturday 2-13
11am kid’s activities
12pm Ladies Frying pan toss $$$ prizes
12-2 Kids ice skating with instructor Michael Bartow
2 pm Penelope the Clown in the Library
2pm Golf on the ice $$$ prizes
7pm Fireworks followed by tug-of-war

Sunday 2-14
9am-noon Pancake breakfast the Fire Hall to benefit the Raquette Lake Ladies Aux $10 all you can eat
Noon- cross cut and chain saw competition $$$prizes (bring own chainsaw)

For a FULL overview of all the latest happenings in both Long Lake and Raquette Lake, please check out our on-line calendar.