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Men’s Rowing Race Slated on Mother’s Day Long Lake SLU vs. Union College

Men’s Rowing Race in Long Lake, NY

On Sunday, May 14th, 2017, Mother’s Day, the men’s rowing teams from St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY and Union College, Schenectady, NY meet for a match at the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1204 Main Street, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, NY.

The race is tentatively slated to kick off from the Long Lake Town Beach between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. weather dependent. The race could kick off as early as 6 a.m. if needed due to weather and wind. Announcements on race kick off will be available on and the longlakeny twitter feed @longlakeny . Please note: the 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 Friday, May 12th through Sunday, May 14th.

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.

Pastries and coffee will be sold on the beach by the ADK Trading Post to spectators.

There is no race course or finish line set until this weekend. The coaches will assess the best location for the race and determine start and finish at that time. Teams will practice on Saturday.

The race slated for Long Lake, NY came at the suggestion of St. Lawrence University sophomore, Henry Sandiford, a 2015 Long Lake Central School graduate. Henry and his coach hatched the idea hoping there would be time in the spring to host this event in Long Lake, NY. Henry contacted the Town of Long Lake’s Parks and Recreation Department to check on the viability of staging this event. The Director of Parks & Recreation, Alexandra Roalsvig, happens to be Sandiford’s aunt and an alum of Union College and jumped at the opportunity to offer the Long Lake Beach as a staging ground for this historic event. This is the first year for this race to be held on Long Lake, NY.

The Long Lake, NY beach location is mid-point for the teams. Many alumni and parents from both institiutions live in the surrounding communities and school spirit for both sides will be evident.

For more information call the Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism department at 518-624-3077 or check


Teen Center Huge Success

2009-07-22 725
Sept. 21, 2009

Volunteer spirit soars

To the editor:

The Town of Long Lake would like to thank all the volunteers that helped out this 2009 summer season in Long Lake and Raquette Lake.

Thank you to the Red Hats and Flower Beautification Committee that planted in the barrels around Long Lake and a thank you to the Long Lake Town Board and CAP-21 and the volunteers who helped hang and maintain the hanging flower baskets in Raquette Lake.

Also a huge thank you to all those individuals who helped keep the Long Lake Teen Center at Mt. Sabattis thriving three nights a week during the summer season. Thanks to: Jud Graham, Anita and Jim Brundage, Joe San Antonio from Hamilton County Trailblazers, Steve Signell, Julia Pierce, Molly Irvine, Kelly Brown, Victoria Sandiford, Theresa Taylor, Ceci Bush, Kate Parent, Emily Farr, Kristen Lance and Shane Holmes.

Also thank you to The Cellar, The Long Lake Ladies Kazoo Band, Eunice and Walter Hartmann, Jacquie and Mike Rivette, Mike and Nancy Hosley, Ruth Howe and the Eastern Star and the participants in Long Lake’s Road Rally for their contributions. The generous donations offset the costs of food, snacks and equipment needed to get the Teen Center off the ground.

The teens enjoyed recreational basketball games, tennis, volleyball, foosball, badminton, Pictionary and charades. The kids also made jewelry, learned about geo-caching and had a safe place to go. We look forward to continuing the Teen Center next season.

We appreciate the vibrancy and community spirit of Raquette Lake and Long Lake and are so pleased to have had a successful summer. We certainly look forward to keeping that volunteer spirit alive in the upcoming winter months!

We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for your help.

Alexandra V. Roalsvig, director

Long Lake Parks, Recreation & Tourism Dept.

Long Lake