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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

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
 

2019 Jan 19-21 Winter Storm Prep Long Lake & Raquette Lake Info

Friday, January 18, 2019
From Long Lake Town Supervisor Clark J. Seaman

Long Lake and Raquette Lake residents, considering the winter storm forecast for this weekend, I want to share some information with you.

Yesterday our neighboring supervisors and I met with representatives from NYSEG to continue discussions regarding the power outages (more on that at a later date). At that meeting they assured us that they have crews on standby this weekend to respond as quickly as possible to any power outages.

Today Chip Farr and I participated in a conference call with NY state officials from various agencies to discuss preparations for this weekend. Forecasts, for what they are worth, are predicting several inches to two feet of snow starting Saturday night into Sunday followed by a wintery mix of sleet and rain and possible high winds. Temperatures are expected to drop, and we could experience flash freezing.

Our local road crews will be working to keep our roads clear and safe as they always do, and throughout this storm Chip and I will be in touch with NYSEG, state and county officials, as necessary.

Given these conditions, we could experience power outages. Should that happen and they are extensive, we will open the Town Hall in Long Lake and the school in Raquette Lake for people to go and stay warm. If you need a ride, call my home phone 518-624-3894 or my cell 518-514-1147 and we’ll make arrangements for transportation.

The important thing is that everyone stays safe. Don’t travel unless absolutely necessary, check on your neighbors and call if you need help.

Finally, please share this with your friends and family that might not see it on social media.

Clark J. Seaman
Long Lake Town Supervisor

Long Lake will be hosting Winter Carnival on Saturday, January 19th at Mt. Sabattis starting at Noon.  This event will go on as scheduled.

Epik Rex Welcomes the First Day of Spring

Epik Rex loves to spend time in Long Lake.  He was out on the first day of spring, which was definitely more wintry than springy.  Epik was found at Hoss’s Country Campground riding around on a 4-Wheeler provided by Heckman’s Engines.  Epik was determined to have a good time and he did, but he got stuck behind the Long Lake Town Offices near the Buttercup Steamboat.  But he wasn’t sad for long once he spots two nice children who were waving to him.  He made his way home back to his hiding spot at the end of the day.  

Welcome Spring to Long Lake NY.

Happenings around town!  

Stewart’s Shops is expanding in Long Lake, NY!  The store is under construction and it remains OPEN!  But look for more room in the aisles, renovated shopping space and an additional restroom too.  

Even though it’s spring, the snowmobile trails are still open and in great condition so riders are encouraged to trailer to their favorite spot.  The Newcomb Trail and the Kickerville Road to C7B towards Tupper Trail is wide, flat and groomed. Great riding.  Lake Eaton is also great.  Trails in Raquette Lake are great too.  Some plowing on Uncas, but there are some great flat spots.  Check out the Bug Lake Trail and the Dump Road Too.  

Plunging? You’ll be Feeling Long Lakey!

Long Lake is currently in a bitter arctic blast, but for the overall forecast Saturday seems to be the most tolerable day for anyone to be outside. And if you thought you wanted to plunge, but it’s just a little too cold, that’s ok, raise money and donations are encouraged!

The Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge is slated for Saturday, December 30th at 1pm at the Long Lake Town Beach.  The Long Lake Fire Department will be cutting a large hole in the ice starting at noon.  The plunge begins promptly at 1p.m.  All plungers are required to register at the Adirondack Hotel and have a blood pressure check.  During the plunge fire department members will be in the water to assist the plungers and ensure their safety.  

There will be three judges assessing plungers as individuals and teams.  Trophies are awarded for Most Funds Raised, Best Theme and Best Plunge Technique.  

The Long Lake Polar Plunge is unique as the plungers and or teams go in, one at a time and are encouraged to have costumes and themes.  Emcee Peter Michael Marino will be hosting. He banters with the crowd and plungers to build up the fun so get ready for laughs. The plunge is more than a plunge, its an immersive experience. (Literally and figurately) 

Peter Michael Marino will follow up his Polar Plunge emcee gig with a performance Saturday night, December 30th at the Adirondack Hotel in his one-man comic show Show Up, Long Lake Encore at 6 p.m. (More details here)

The big story in 2017 is the cold snap. The blast of arctic air enveloping the eastern seaboard has people concerned about frost bite.  Steve Caporizzo of WTEN weather out of Albany, NY spoke of the dangerous level of cold and that it should be taken seriously. Organizers of the event will evaluate the temperature and weather conditions on Saturday to assess risk to the participants. 

At this writing, on Friday afternoon at 2:55pm, the event is on. The Long Lake Rescue Squad will be taking blood pressures and be on scene at the Long Lake Town Beach in the event of an emergency.

Weather for Long Lake tomorrow at 1pm is slated to be 9 degrees. The high for the afternoon is 10 degrees. 

Historical Temperatures for previous Polar Plunges in Long Lake NY

Saturday, December 29, 2012  15 degrees with wind speed 4mph (NE)
Saturday, December 28, 2013  27 degrees
Sat Dec 27th, 2014 38 degrees
Sat Jan 2nd, 2016 25 degrees

This Plunge is to benefit High Peaks Hospice.  Funds raised will be used to support training and certification for three nurses.  Sponsor a plunger or a team.

Plungers are asked to be prepared. Plungers MUST wear shoes, which can be water shoes, tevas, sneakers, but this is a requirement.  Bring towels, blankets, change of clothes.  It is advised to have a plunging “pit crew” to hold eye glasses, towels.  Bring plastic bags for wet items.  There will be busses on site to be used for the holding pen for plungers in UNTIL they are called.  Plungers MUST stay in the bus before being called to plunge due to extreme cold temperatures as plungers go in one at a time.

There are changing areas at the Long Lake restrooms, on site.  It is advised to bring garbage bags to hold wet items.

The awards will be handed out immediately following the plunge at the Adirondack Hotel.

Long Lake Town Beach
1258 Main Street
Long Lake, NY 12847

Bonfire, warming busses and heated restrooms on site.

First Time Hunter Bags a Buck

This post was first published on mylonglake.com on October 20, 2015. Written by Long Lake Events Coordinator, Steph Hample

The snow had finally started to stick on the ground in the northern Adirondacks the day I shot my very first deer. My father-in-law told me to walk approximately a quarter of a mile down the trail to where it starts to slope downhill and to tuck myself off the trail. He would try to drive deer to me from the marsh. I have a terrible sense of distance so at what seemed to be a quarter of a mile and the slightest downhill I started to step off the trail. There was a good sized rock just off the trail that I tried to get to approach, but as I stepped off the trail the fresh snow barely muffled the loud, echoing crunch of the leaves beneath it. My foot sank up to my knees making the loudest crackling snaps from the frozen leaves. As I was thinking how loud I was being, I caught a glimpse of movement out of the corner of my eye. I looked up to see two deer, one with antlers, one without.

Steph Hample with her first buck.

Steph Hample with her first buck.

They froze, I froze.

Three thoughts sped through my mind, Whoa. Antlers. I can shoot. Then a pause, “was I really going to do this?”

I took the Hunters Safety course when I was twelve years old. I went into the woods a couple of times with my dad, but it took me twenty-one more years before I finally felt ready to harvest a deer. Was I actually going to kill this beautiful animal standing before me? Yes, I was. Everything my dad had taught me ran through my head; wait until they’re broadside; aim for the rear of the shoulder, middle of the chest; just squeeze the trigger; listen for the deer after you shoot; you won’t notice your ears ringing. In what felt like forever, but probably less than 30 seconds after stepping off the trail into the noisy brush I raised my dad’s gun to my shoulder and took aim. Attempting to slow my breathing was nearly impossible and expletives ran through my head as I put my finger on the trigger and squeezed. The first thing I noticed after I pulled the trigger was my ringing ears.

My dad said one of two things would happen once you’ve shot a deer; 1 – you’ll shoot and the deer will run and fall somewhere else or 2 – you’ll shoot and the deer will just run away. He didn’t mention a third option; you’ll shoot and the deer will just drop.

The deer fell to the ground. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the female run off. The buck was trying to get back up and it was one of the hardest things to watch. I attempted to take a second shot but I was shaking so hard that I completely missed. I’m not too proud to admit that watching him on the ground trying to get back up made me tear up. I walked over to him and laid my hand on his back and waited for him to stop moving. I’ve already been lectured and now realize in hindsight it was not the smartest move to stand next to a dying animal that has antlers and hooves, but I knew I had to be there when he finally died. I knew he was gone when the hair on his legs slowly relaxed.

I stood up, shocked, solemn and proud at what I had just done. After I cleared my head I counted the antlers; eight! My first deer was a beautiful eight point buck. My dad and father-in-law were going to be so proud! I couldn’t wait for my father-in-law to get there. I stood around waiting for him to show up thinking he must have heard the shots, he should be right here. At about the same moment I heard a branch snap. I called out my father-in-law’s name, turning toward the noise expecting to see him only to see another buck staring back at me. I couldn’t believe it. I had just shot a nice eight-point buck and here was a second one literally walking over to me. We eyed each other for a few seconds before he eventually ran off, but I was floored by my experience.

When my father-in-law finally found me he used a few choice works, smiled, handed me his phone and said, “Call your Dad.” We quickly field dressed the deer so my father-in-law could follow the trail of the second deer, but he searched without luck.

The snow on the ground made the drag easier, which was helpful since the deer weighed more than I did. Back in town my buck weighed in at 167lbs. I think everyone was surprised that this big buck was shot by a “girl”. I eventually took it back to my parents’ house where my dad helped me skin it, my mom helped me butcher it and my kids helped me eat it. Now the deer hangs on my wall, beautifully mounted for all to see (and for me to brag about).

The prize proudly displayed

The prize proudly displayed

I’m excited to head out into the woods again this year. I know that I will probably never have a story that quite compares to this one but I’m just happy to be able to get back out there and hopefully enjoy another one of Mother Nature’s free-range, hormone-free, organic bucks.

written by: Steph Hample

Steph Hample was a biologist at the Wild Center for eight years. She is currently the Events Coordinator for the Town of Long Lake planning activities year-round for the communities of Long Lake and Raquette Lake. When she’s not busy researching trivia questions she’s out conquering ambitious hikes around the Adirondacks and spending time with her two children and loving pets.

Things to Do on a Rainy Day

So it does happen, not every day can be 85, sunny, windless and beautiful (even though we do love those days for hiking, biking, boating, fishing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding and swimming) So if it rains and you’re feeling a little cooped up, we’ve cooked up some ideas on how to answer the question.. What to do, what to do?

Plenty! Our knowledgeable Town of Long Lake Office Staff volunteered suggestions and here goes some favorites….

Steph Hample is Long Lake’s Events Coordinator and she is always creative, especially since she has two active children who keep her busy in addition to her duties for the Town of Long Lake. What to do with little kids when it is raining? Get puddle hopping. She suggests heading up to the Medical Center Complex/Rescue Squad building and splashing in the puddles. She also says, stop by the LL Transfer Station, pick up cardboard boxes and turn them into cars to watch a movie at your own personal drive-in. 

Cynthia Thompson, Long Lake’s Secretary to the Town Supervisor, recommends touring the iconic local hotspots including the Doughboys Statue, located on the school lawn. It was brought to Long Lake in 1959 by Long Lake American Legion members from the estate of C V Whitney on Long Island, sculpted by his mother Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The sculpture is a tribute to those who served in World Wars I,II and the Korean conflict. Fun fact… how is Anderson Cooper related to Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and has he ever been to Long Lake? (No idea, but you can ask this when visiting this statue, or try googling!) Cynthia also recommends stopping by the Buttercup which is located behind the Long Lake Town Offices at 1130 Deerland Road. This boat has a storied history involving a sinking, Long Lake guides and a recovery and you can read about when you visit.

Abbie Verner is the Long Lake Archivist. She recommends a trip to Raquette Lake and a tour of Great Camp Sagamore coupled with a boat excursion aboard the WW Durant. It may be raining, but there is an indoor dining area and Captain Dean Pohl narrates this tour with historic facts, and local lore. Abbie also recommends the Long Lake Library for local art exhibits, information about the area, computer access and a newly installed mural celebrating Long Lake and painted by six local artists. The Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb has an exhibit room off the lobby, staff are always available to ask questions and it’s only fifteen minutes away from Long Lake. If the rain lets up you can even explore the nature trails around the building.

Dixie LeBlanc, Long Lake’s own Town Clerk and former operator of Camp Hilary, agrees with Abbie’s suggestion and suggests stopping by the library, get a couple of books or movies, take ‘em home to entertain the crew of summer visitors or …hide quietly in a comfy chair and read, far away from the chaos at camp.

Colleen King our town bookkeeper, aka the lion tamer, offers fun suggestions for those who are willing to hop in the car for a short excursion north twenty five minutes along route 30. Colleen lives in Tupper Lake full time, and while she and her husband both work in Long Lake and love it, they always remind me that Tupper has great activities too! Not only is it a beautiful drive, she recommends hitting the Adirondack State Theater to catch a movie, shopping for fun items at the Dollar General or Family Dollar, visit either Rite Aid or Kinney’s Drug store, or go bowling at the Lake View Lanes,1939 NY-30, Tupper Lake, NY 12986, (518) 359-2234.

Alex Roalsvig, Director of Parks, Rec & Tourism says head over to Incapahco Art Song Studio and take a class from Louisa Wright. Make jewelry,fairy houses or try your hand at something new, from Collography to Mixed Media art projects. You don’t need any experience and you take a creative project home with you. Another fun thing to do, is to take a scenic drive through town, head all the way down to Kickerville Road, turn around at the former Gatehouse for the Walker Estate and then drive down North Point Road to the bridge at the Raquette Lake Inlet. Take your picture and post on the Long Lake FB page, even in the pouring rain! Or make and take an indoor picnic. Pick up your picnic supplies or sandwiches at one of our selection of eateries and eat inside with the lights off and pretend the electricity is out, it makes for more ambience. And there is always the goto Adirondack activities of visiting the Adirondack Museum, The Adk Lakes Center for the Arts or The Wild Center in Tupper as alternative options.

And then for wild adventure and it won’t matter if you are getting rained on.. try RAFTING! Adirondac Rafting Square Eddy or Adventure Sport Rafting are excellent options and their headquarters are located in Indian Lake, NY only 22 miles down the road (and the scenery getting there is amazing, so take advantage of that great activity!)

Stumped, don’t worry, call our offices at 518-624-3077 or stop by. You can meet all of us and we’ll have more suggestions! Our office is located at 1130 Deerland Road next to Custards Last Stand.

Adilaska Dog Kennel It’s a Dog’s Vacation in Long Lake!

Adilaska Kennel is  dog boarding kennel in Long Lake, NY offering a simple, and safe environment for your family dog.  Owned and operated by Pat and Mike Paquin, Adilaska offers personal attention to ensure your family dog has the most positive, loving, cared for experience while boarding at the facility. 

The kennel is open year round, boasts comfortable kennels, heated floors, and a back up generator is available in case of a power outage.  Pat welcomes pets from all over the region and boards daily, nightly or weekly.  Dogs will be fed  and exercised regularly and kept in sanitary conditions.  To limit overlapping doggie check ins, all reservations are by appointment only.

This basic kennel is a very special place where loyal customers return year after year.  Adilaska can accommodate vacationers who are staying at local lodgings that don’t have pet friendly rooms.  

Pat prides herself on being flexible and can take reservations at the last minute and will accommodate if she has space.  Guests can drop dogs off for doggie day care while experiencing year-round outdoor adventures from ice fishing, or skiing, paddling or hiking or day trips. 

Pat also offers her services to community members who may be in crisis.  Pat will offer an emergency spot for a pet when the unexpected happens. 

Pat will accommodate the client to ensure a positive experience for both client and dog.   For more information contact 518-624-2050 or email patlamerepaquin@gmail.com

 

Bob Milne Ragtime Genius in Concert, Thurs August 25th, 2016

In 2016 internationally renowned boogie-woogie pianist, Bob Milne, will perform a concert at the Long Lake Town Hall located at 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY on August 25th at 7:30pm. Admission is $12 per person

Milne has had a long career as a concert pianist and is officially recognized as a “National Treasure” for his diverse body of musical work archived by the Library of Congress. He has traveled the globe, garnering honorary citizenship of Japan, performing globally in Africa, Massailand, Mexico, Scotland and Switzerland. Mr. Milne has traveled extensively across North America and has at time performed over 200 concerts a year.

As a recording artist, Bob Milne has produced ten collections of solo piano rags, blues, boogies, folk and traditional tunes. He is recognized as one of the most accomplished boogie-woogie and ragtimes pianists alive. Milne’s musical works range from opera, musical theater, orchestral, solo piano to vocal.

Milne is the author of “The Journeyman Piano Player,” a collection of humorous anecdotes taken from his early years as a working musician. Mr. Milne is also an accomplished poet and published author, having written five works of fiction and non-fiction. His book “Turtle Lake” is now being made into a full-length film.

As a traveling Ragtimist, Bob Milne and wife/booking-agent/bookkeeper/navigator Linda are on the road around the USA and abroad about 90 percent of the year. Lapeer, Michigan is their stationary home, to which they retreat and refresh as often as possible. But the van is their home on the road. Outfitted with every necessity, this van has seen many, many miles of our great nation. Look for it out in the Long Lake parking lot.

Bob returns to Long Lake year after year. He enjoys the lakes and mountains of the Adirondacks and is so generous to perform concerts in Long Lake every summer. Look for his concert to be an informal classroom of music travels. Bob interacts with the audience and steers the showcase with his music and stories from concerts gone by. He’s performed over much of the globe and he has an uncanny ability to entertain the audience with his music as well has his stories. Audience members of all ages will enjoy the show.

Admission is $12. For ticket information, call (518) 624-3077 or visit mylonglake.com

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