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LEap Year bus in Long Lake is free

Long Lake Leep Year Bus

Saturday, February 29th 2020, from 5 p.m. to Midnight, the Long Lake “Little Bus” will be running in Long Lake.  Hop on board Long Lake’s free door to door transportation and make the most out of leap year.  Visitors and residents can take the little bus to The Geiger Arena and Mt. Sabattis for a family night of ice skating and sledding under the stars. On Saturday, February 29th, the Mt. Sabattis/Geiger Arena is open from 1pm – 5pm and 6pm until 10pm with skating, sledding, and a bonfire.  Little Bus riders can also visit one of the dining establishments in town for an impromptu date night.
 
Catch a ride from home or an area lodging and back, pop out for dessert, or enjoy a night out with friends on Leap Year Saturday.  February 29th only falls on a Saturday once every 28 years, so you don’t want to miss this one.
 
Little bus phone number is 518-524-3106, the phone will be on starting at 5 p.m. and will end its service at Midnight. 
 
This event is sponsored by the Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.  For more information on snowmobile trail conditions, events, lodging, retail and dining options check mylonglake.com.
 

Adirondack Hotel Wins Top Prize

Little Bus Unloads with Judges Ready to Eat


A buzz was in the air on Thursday, Feburary 18th as the first Long Lake Hors D’Oeuvres Tour got underway. The tour was arranged through the Town of Long Lake Tourism department as one component of Long Lake’s Winter Wacky Week.

The tour was open to anyone and guests of the tour were invited to ride the Long Lake’s community “Little Bus” and visit the local restaurants to vote for their favorite appetizer. Judges hailed from Columbia County, NY, Dobbs Ferry, Clifton Park, Malta, Newcomb, Long Lake and two guests from Sweden. The participating restaurants were The Cellar, The Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake Diner/Owl’s Head Pub and Quackenbush’s Long View Wilderness Lodge.

The Cellar was the first stop offering five different treats including: Herbed Goat Cheese and Wild Mushroom Beggars Purse, Fresh Bruchetta, Crab Ceviche with Mango Salsa, Corn Breaded Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce, and Pork and Goat Cheese Napoleon. Guests were offered a selection of three for $6.00.

Sampler Platter from The Cellar

The Adirondack Hotel offered an open all-you-can-eat buffet for $10.00. The selection included: Lamb and Rice Fritters with Roasted Red Pepper and Dill Cream, Coriander Dusted Scallop in a Pumpkin Reduction Sauce, Carciofi with Lemon Caper Aioli, Curried Chicken Salad Canapé, Crab Cake with Chipotle Aioli. Judges Enjoy Adk Hotel Selections

The Long Lake Diner and Owl’s Head Pub offered an a la carte menu featuring: Beef Wellington, Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce, Spinach Artichoke Quiche with a creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, and Jazzy Chicken. They also offered a wine special to accompany their menu.

Owl's Head Pub Scores Big on Presentation

Quackenbush’s Long View Lodge menu was ala carte with Ahi Tuna, Panko Salmon with Chipolte Aioli, Carciofi with Lemon Caper Aioli and Hoisen Wings.

Menu from Quackenbush's


Judges were asked to choose their favorite dish from each restaurant using the criteria of presentation, quality, taste, texture and originality. Twenty four votes were tallied. One guest commented “the variety and menu selection was very impressive and Long Lake should be proud to boast innovative, creative chefs.”

Bob Benson and Mike Small place their votes

The overall winner of the event was The Adirondack Hotel with a total of 126.5 points for presentation, quality, taste, texture and originality. The favorites for the hotel tied between the Carciofi and the Curried Chicken Canapé. The Cellar was second with 115 points.

Winning “Best In Show” for being the most popular dish of the entire evening was The Cellar’s “Herbed Goat Cheese and Wild Mushroom Beggar’s Purse (wrapped in filo dough)” garnering twelve individual favorite votes for the Cellar and five “Best of Show” for the overall competition.

Honorable mentions go to the Long Lake Diner/ Owl’s Head Pub for their presentation and their favorite dish – Beef Wellington and Quackenbush’s Long View Wilderness Lodge’s scored points for presentation and their highest rated dish the Ahi Tuna.

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Hors D’Oeuvres Tour February 18th

The Town of Long Lake invites anyone young and old to participate in the Winter Wacky Week February Break Hors D’Ouevre Tour on February 18th. The Little Bus is available to take you to all participating establishments so you can taste, try and vote on the best hors d’oeuvre in Long Lake.

Judges are being lined up, menus are being gathered. Please sign up at 624-3077 to register for the bus. If you would prefer to travel on your own schedule will be posted on #. It will list the times and participating restaurants.

Hors D’Ouevres Tours Kicks Off at 5pm on Thurs Feb 18th

Check # for a complete list of kid friendly events for Winter February Break Week starting with Winter Carnival in Raquette Lake and moving to LL for a week of crazy winter time themed activities.

Free Rides on Sat of Winter Carnival

Little Bus WILL be running in a loop around town to Winter Carnival on Sat. Jan 16th. 3:15pm – 9:15pm. Leave your car at home and come out for the fun! Go out to dinner afterwards! If you see the bus and want a ride… FLAG IT DOWN! FREE RIDES!  Call 624-3031 to request a pick up from your home, friends home… whereever you are in Long Lake and the Bus will come for you and your friends!  Leave your car at HOME!  Hit the Carnival and then hit the restaurants!  Can’t wait to see you in Long Lake this weekend

Holiday Decorating Contest

Compete for Cash Prizes in Long Lake

Game on in Long Lake.  The Town of Long Lake invites residents & businesses to participate in a decorating contest.  Judging for cash prizes will be on December 17th at darkness, but you must call 624-3077 to sign up for consideration.  There is also a contest in Raquette Lake, no sign up necessary. 

Also Bill Elick has a rockin’ display up on his house on Cemetery Rd.  Weeknights 6pm – 9:30 and weekends 6 – 10 (check #)  The website has info about the radio frequency to hear the coordinated music to the show.  The public is invited to see the spectacle.

The Annual Creche Lighting is on Sunday, December 6th at 11:30am at the Town Hall.  Town only has three figurines for the set, so anyone looking to upgrade the look of our manger cene is welcome to help us out.  The price for each new figure starts around $200 a pop and they are hard to find.  We need the wisemen, the animals.

December is happening in LL.  Snowball in Tupper Lake on Friday,  Dec 11th featuring local Long Lake musicians, Mr. B, Yod Crewsy,  Steve Signell & Vickie Sanidford.  The group will be performing at the Tupper Train Station at the ARISE benefit to re-open Big Tupper.  Anyone interested in signing up for the Little Bus must call 624-3077.  It is a $50 donation ticket for beer, wine, apps and live music.  16 slots on the bus, 8 are filled, come on, it will be fun, you know you want to…

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