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Ice Job, Fishing Derby and Poker Run Weekend 2018

February 9-10th, 2018 in Long Lake & Raquette Lake

Raquette Lake and Long Lake may be located in the central Adirondacks where generally people think of it as the place for summer escape, boating, and s’mores, but Winter time offers plenty of action and activities for everyone.  

Raquette Lake Supply has announced their annual ice job is slated for February 10th.  This long-standing tradition happens on the shores of Raquette Lake right outside of the RL Supply.  Teamwork, genuine ice cutting equipment and lots of sweat go into the cutting and storing of the ice which is used from harvest until it melts, typcially sometime in August.  This helps keep the entire building cool in the summer months.  Come over to Raquette Lake and see it for yourself and remember… if you are standing around, a little too close, you may be asked to participate! 

 

Plenty of activities in the Long Lake area February 9th & 10th, 2018. Visitors and residents in the area can enjoy an Ice Fishing Derby and a Poker Run.

The Long Lake Moonlighter’s invite you to participate in the Annual Poker Run spanning three communities from February 9th to February 10th. Cards will be available on Friday, February 9th at Noon at the Newcomb House located at 5699 NY-28N, Newcomb, NY 12852. And yes we are super duper excited the Newcomb House has re-opened for Snowmobile Season 2018, so make sure you stop in an let them know how happy we are they are open!

It is $10 per person and you can participate on snowmobile or by car.  Players pick up a card and receive a stamp at each location. For 2018 all ages are welcome to participate in this fun event.  Participating businesses with stamps available are

The Adirondack Hotel
Long Lake Ice Skating Rink
The Adirondack Growl & Grub
Ali Babas Liquors
ADK Trading Post
Owl’s Head Pub/Long Lake Diner
Hoss’s Country Corner
Raquette Lake Tap Room ** please note, Ice Job happening on Sat. Feb 10th. 
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Upon completion of the run, players check into the Adirondack Hotel on Saturday, February 9th by 5pm. All hands must be drawn by 6pm the latest. No exceptions!  

Prizes 1st Place $200 2nd Place $125  3rd Place $75 

How does it actually work?  Players are dealt the number of cards corresponding with the number of stamps they collect. Player with the best hand wins. Travel by car, boat, bus, airplane or snowmobile. Snowmobile trails will be ready to go. For more information or a map contact 518-624-3077 or visit mylonglake.com

 

The Long Lake Fish and Game Club will be hosting an Ice Fishing Derby on the waters of Lake Eaton and Long Lake on Saturday, February 10th, 2018. Registration is $25 per person at 6am at the Geiger Arena, 6 Pavilion Way, off of Deerland Road (across from the Long Lake Post Office)  On going registration will continue at the weigh in station at the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1258 Main Street.

Fish for Land-locked Salmon, Trout and Pike.  Lines in at 7am and derby ends at 3pm. There will be a 50/50 drawing benefiting the LL Fish and Game Club and cash prizes. Participants must have a valid NYS Fishing License.

The question is.. what sets this derby apart?  Long Lake and Lake Eaton are big lakes with all sorts of places to fish.  This casual derby is not high-strung.  There are cash prizes, but the atmosphere is family friendly, and all about the sport.  Come down to the Long Lake Shack which will be parked at the Town Beach to visit with our members of the Long Lake Fish and Game Club.  Great camraderie and good people and best of all.. Good FISH!  

The Ice Job on Raquette Lake has it’s roots steeped in Adirondack history.  

Looking at the Stewart’s Shop photo – can you wager a guess what year this was taken?  Send us your best guess and email it to longlake@mylonglake.com  by Friday, February 9th.  Winner announced on FB and wins a genuine Long Lake pin! 

Catch them if you can! Lake Eaton/Long Lake Fishing Derby on Saturday, February 10th

Winter Lodging

Winter Blast Weekend Feb 7-8th

Ice Fest. Sculptures installed all over Long Lake Feb 7th & 8th. Join in fun festivities or see them lit up at night. Shamrock Motel, Shear Images, LL Town Offices, Mt. Sabattis, Hoss’s Country Corner, Long Lake Diner, Adk Trading Post & Ali Baba’s Liquor Store.

Stan Kolonko and the Ice Farm are award-winning Ice Sculptors from Auburn, NY. Stan travels all over the world to compete and do professional installations. He’s created special installs in Ithaca NY and helped stage outdoor area tv weather rooms and even ice bars. This year we’ve challenged Stan with some new creations. Has he ever carved a pair of scissors! Find out this afternoon!

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Click here for the schedule of events.

Ice Fest 2014 Schedule of Events

This is the 2nd year of the Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Eaton. The LL Fish and Game Club has geared up to add to the long list of winter events in and around Long Lake and Raquette Lake. Last year saw 15 participants sharing all the loot! So 2014 we anticipate some bigger numbers and we don’t have to contend with a big winter blizzard (ala NEMO) that we dealt with in 2013. So gear up, drag your shacks over and get on the ice!

Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby. Registration at the LL Town Hall at 6am or on-going at the Adk Trading Post. $25 a person. Cash Prizes and CLAM Tamarack 5×5 from Gander Mt. Portable unit, valued at $150 as a special door prize! Landlocked Salmon or Lake Trout.

Bring the whole family, bring the grill, bring your fishing license, tip-ups, cameras and make memories.

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Snowmobile Trails are open with fair to marginal conditions. 10 inches of fresh snow has packed town to 2 inches of base and 3 inches of snow cover on most interior trails. Banks have been cut on Forked Lake and North Point Road AND on Sabattis Road. As soon as we know about the tracks we will let you know, but they still need more snow to cover the rails.

Moonlighter’s Poker Run. Pick up a card at the RL Tap Room or Newcomb House either Friday or Saturday. Collect stamps at participating businesses. After party and Dealing starts at 4pm, LL Diner, Saturday, Feb 8th. Live Music with Eric Peter.

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Winter Carnival January 18th

The Moonlighter’s Winter Carnival is on January 18th at Mt. Sabattis.

It kicks off at Noon with a Snowmobile Parade, followed by the coronation of two very special royal guests, bonfire, Cardboard Sled Racing Competition including the first stop on the Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit (think NASCAR) In addition to that all ages will enjoy other activities including the Fireman’s Relay on skates, Ballon Chase, Corn Hole, One Shot Basketball, and a highly anticipated Broomball Tournament. Teams of six are welcome to sign up.

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The event rounds out with a Fireworks Display. Usually the fireworks go off around 6:30pm, but all depends on the number of broomball teams.

The Long Lake Little Bus will be rolling from 4pm until Last Call. Phone is 518.323-5000. It will pick up all ages to transport guests to area lodgings, Mt. Sabattis and to any local address within Long Lake.

On Sunday the Long Lake Lions Club will be hosting the Northern New York Vintage Snowmobile Races starting at Noon on Jennings Park Pond.

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Winter Carnival Schedule: January 18th 2014

All times subject to change without notice.

How to maximize winter fun in Long Lake. Be prepared, dress in layers. Bring sleds, skates, extra clothes and socks if you have little ones.

12pm – Snowmobile Parade
12:15pm – Coronation
12:30pm – Bonfire Lighting – Christmas Trees Welcome
1:00pm – Cardboard Sled Races –
1:30pm – Town Wide Photo
2:00pm – One Shot Basketball
2:15pm – Balloon Chase
2:30pm – Adult Golf Drive / Skating Fireman’s Relay (all ages)
3:00pm – Ladies Frying Pan Toss
4:00pm – Goalie’s Day Off – Puck Shot
4:30pm – Broomball Tournament
6:15PM – FIREWORKS – Time is approximate – Fireworks end the event, after the Broomball Tournament is over.

Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit
There are five Cardboard Sled Races in the Adirondacks. Participants willing to race in all five have a chance to win a really huge trophy and bragging rights for the year. House rules apply at each individual race.

January 18, – Long Lake
Feb 15 – Old Forge
Feb 16 – Indian Lake
Feb 22 – Inlet
March 1 – Oak Mountain Speculator

All dates and times are tentative – please call 518.624.3077 for more information.

Winter Carnival on January 19th!

CLICK HERE FOR WINTER CARNIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2013

The Long Lake Winter Carnival gets in gear and off the ground on Saturday, January 19th. The event leads off with a Snowmobile Parade and crowning of the King and Queen of the Moonlighter’s at noon.

The Cardboard Sled Race starts at 1pm and this year there is an added category for racers interested in participating in the Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit. Old Forge, Inlet and Indian Lake have all agreed to host a special class just for this regional event. Racers for this event can race in the regular event AND the special class. Racers completing at least three of the four races on the circuits earn points for box decoration and race time and will be awarded the championship in Inlet on February 23rd.

Other events for the Winter Carnival include Adult Golf Drive, 1-shot Basketball, Kids Games, Ladies Frying Pan Toss (a perenial crowd favorite that has people on the edge of their seat) and the Broom Ball Tournament. The day rounds out with a bonfire and fireworks.

The Long Lake Little Bus is available to shuttle folks to and from the Mt. Sabattis Recreation area to ease up the congestion at the Parking Area. For a free ride starting at noon until last call – call 518-323-5000. This bus will shuttle folks around the area as long as it’s in Long Lake.

Rules for the Cardboard Sled Race are listed here.

Busy 27th

Steel Magnolias Sat Feb 27th 7pm Town Hall


There Something for everyone in Long Lake on Sat. Feb 27th.

The 4th Geocaching Event is headquartered at the Long Lake Town Hall. Check out bluelinegeocachers.org for some info. If you don’t know what it is, if you have heard of it, but have never tried it, if you are sitting around the house and watching the tube- force yourself out, call a friend and “go on ovah” to the Town Hall. Upon arrival, check out the displays, then put on your brave adventurous face and call out for Shane Holmes. Shane loves everything outdoors. He snowmobiles, scuba dives, climbs, hikes, hides geocaches, and if there is a fish to be caught, he is there, all year round. He is passionate about outdoor adventure.

Shane Holmes on Long Lake

His infectious enthusiam will not only inspire you to buy a GPS, but he is a great teacher too. He volunteered at the Long Lake Teen Center in the summer of 2009 to teach the kids about geocaching, think fun scavenger hunt (but there is a LOT more to it than that!) Shane has hidden caches for novice participants. Stop into the Town Hall from 9 am to 4pm. Lunch at 12:30 catered by Cybercreek Cafe. $14 adults $10.25 for kids.

Moonlighters Poker Run on Saturday, kicks off from the Newcomb House or the Raquette Lake Tap Room. If you don’t ride a snowmobile, don’t let that stop you. Get the kids, gas up the car and take a scenic drive to each biz and draw a playing card. Don’t know how to play, I didn’t either, but it makes sense once you pick up your $10 entry card (only available at The Raquette Lake Tap Room or the Newcomb House.) Go to each biz listed on your official Moonlighters Poker Run Cardboard card (shout out to Harry Buxton) and draw a playing card. The card is then handwritten on your official Poker Run Tally Card. The more businesses you go to, the better the hand. Once completed you turn it in and the best The best hand wins cash. The Round up at the end of the day is at the Adirondack Hotel featuring live music Eric Peter. The entry fee $10 per card. All ages welcome to play. Call 624-3941 to confirm start time. Some say 10am, posters say noon and so I say… call Jim at the diner and let him tell you (we like to keep people guessing in Long Lake – we refer to that as “whimsy”)

Family Entertainment on Saturday night. Bring the kids to the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts production of Steel Magnolia’s. An emotional journey, laughter, tears and local talent illuminate the Long Lake Town Hall Stage. Join the Arts Center and receive discounted tickets.

Weather report… it is Tuesday morning, the snow is coming tonight and tomorrow (how much… well the weather man is always a mystery) but I was in Glens Falls yesterday and it looks like spring. But in Long Lake, it looks like winter so please let me clarify, we do have snow – not a ton, but enough to ride, snowshoe, x-c ski etc and 3-6 inches are predicted to fall tonight, so I am keeping my fingers crossed. More snowcast updates coming this week.

Hope to see you in Long Lake, Raquette Lake & Newcomb this weekend.

Expect the unexpected!

Moonlighter’s Winter Carnival Smashing Success

King Cliff and Queen Shawnee

King and Queen Officiate the Opening Ceremony

On January 16, 2010, over 400 spectators were dazzled by the Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Clubs 9th Annual  Winter Carnival held at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center in Long Lake.  Families hailed from as far as Cranford, New Jersey,  Paramus, New Jersey, Hyde Park, NY, Saratoga, Syracuse, Clifton Park, Plattsburgh and Buffalo. 

 The day started at 1:00pm with the coronation of the King and Queen of Winter Carnival Cliff and Shawnee Ross of Long Lake NY.  Cliff and Shawnee have been Moonlighters for over twenty three years.  Cliff is an active volunteer fire fighter for Long Lake and is very pro-active with the Moonlighter’s Snowmobile club and is passionate about keeping the sledding trails in good condition.  As an employee for the New York State DOT, Cliff plows our roads clear of snow and ice.   Shawnee Ross works for the Warren County School district, she is a member of the Long Lake Ladies Auxiliary working tirelessly to support the firefighters and fundraising for the Fire Department Building Fund.  Shawnee is often found teaching “Stampin’ Up” workshops  in Long Lake and sells her cards and stationary at local craft shows.   Cliff and Shawnee have five grown children. 

 The days competitive events included the Cardboard Box Derby, twenty one teams entered the competition. 

Winners of Mini Kids Race

Karlee Rock & Matthew King

 Volunteer judges for the Cardboard Box Races were Sandy Burch, Colleen Smith and Christine Blumberg. 

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The other events during the day included One Shot Basketball, Fire Equipment Relay Race, the Men’s Golf Drive, Dodgeball, Kid’s Balloon Chase, Goalie’s Day Off Puck Shot and the Broom Ball tournament where teams of five competed for five minutes each in a very physically grueling match up with over eight teams participating.

Ben Black tries his hand at One Shot Basketball

Kelly Brown Tosses the Frying Pan

 The Ladies Frying Pan Toss is always a very competitive event and the build up this year was no exception with over 45 Competitors vying for the coveted first prize of $75.00.  Volunteer Mike Rivette of MDRM Industries instructed novices on the in’s and out’s of the throwing procedure and ensured no one stepped over the foul line.  The winners:

 1st Place Nicole Andrews from Long Lake, NY, 2nd Place Hillarie Dechene from Long Lake, NY, 3rd Place Kitsy Rockstroh from Clifton Park, NY

Winners of the Frying Pan Toss

 Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub Owners and active Moonlighters, Paula and Jim Piraino were instrumental in staging the day of competitive events and encouraging participation from organizations and businesses in town to contribute and volunteer their time. 

 Sponsors of the Competitive Events for Cash Prizes were:

 The Moonlighters Snowmobile Club, The Town of Long Lake, The Long Lake Diner, the Long Lake Real Estate

 The local businesses that helped offset the cost of the  organizing , planning and execution of the event included:

 The Long Lake Diner, The Town of Long Lake, Long Lake Central School, Long Lake Fire Department, Moonlighters Snowmobile Club, Wallace Contracting, Hoss’s Country Corner, The Cellar, Stewarts, and Quackenbush’s Long View Wilderness Lodge

 The finale of the day was a spectacular fireworks show at 6:30 that blazed and jazzed the  crowd. 

 The Fire Department served hot chili, homemade soup and hot dogs throughout the day and raised money for the Building Fund with a 50/50 raffle won by Donna Clark.

 The Town of Long Lake’s Little Bus operated from 3pm to 9pm to get people back and forth to the event and to enjoy the fireworks show.  Approximately 75 riders took advantage of the service throughout the day. 

 Winners Children 12 and under Racing

 1st place Karlee Rockstroh and Matthew King  of Clifton Park

2nd Place Lillian Dechene and Eve Tobey of Long Lake, NY

3rd Place Luke Rider and Calvin Seaman of Long Lake, NY

 Ages 13 – 17

 1st Place Emily Noonan, Melissa Labonte, Brad Stofa and Joe LaBonte from Hyde Park, NY

2nd Place Jazmin Piraino and Monica Rivette from Long Lake NY

3rd Place Shaneka Burch of Long Lake

 Adults

 1st Place – Cate Hunt & Vickie Sandiford known as “Sista’s Corn”

2nd Place – Jim Waite of  Long Lake, NY

3rd Place – The “Bobby Ginge Crew” of Tupper Lake and Long Lake, NY

 For Best Decorated

 1st Place designed by Bill Blumhagen and crew “G – Force” Rocket

2nd Place designed by Eve Tobey & Lillian Dechene

3rd Place Ried’s Rocket designed by Jim Waite

 Please check # regularly for events and information throughout the year.

Winter Carnival on Saturday, Jan 16th

Winter Carnival in Long Lake kicks off on Saturday, Jan 16th at Mt. Sabattis.  Sponsored by the Moonlighter’s and the Town of Long Lake.  Rules for Cardboard Box Derby are at the bottom of the schedule.

All Scheduled Events are subject to change!

Bring your Christmas Tree for the Ceremonial Bonfire.

1:00pm- King and Queen Coronation

1:30pm- Cardboard Box Sled Races & Cardboard Box Sled Design Contest – CASH PRIZES

Bonfire Lighting

2:00pm- One-Time Half-Court Basketball Shot Contest

2:30pm- Fire Department Equipment Relay Race

3:00pm- Adult Golf                                                Kid’s Dodgeball-AGES 10 & UP

3:30pm- Women’s Fry Pan Toss                        Kid’s Balloon Chase

4:00pm- Goalie’s Day Off Puck Shot

5:00pm- Broom Ball Tournament-Teams of 5 Ages 12 & up

6:30pm- Fireworks

 Food will be served during the afternoon by the Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department

Rules for Cardboard Box Derby are as follows:

Sled Design Rules
Sled materials: cardboard, tape, paint and wax. – No hardware is permitted (wood, plastic, metal).

Evidence of any “illegal materials” will lead to immediate ridicule.

You may decorate your sled with paint, pictures, flags, etc. Feel free to wear costumes.

Costumes are allowed and are greatly encouraged.

Judging Criteria
The sleds will be judged in two categories: artistic and construction.
The combined scores will be added for an overall score. Please note: costumes may be considered towards the score.
Can’t wait to see you in Long Lake!
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