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The Collective. Free Movie Screening

The Collective Movie Screening

Adventuring to undiscovered peaks together, plotting midnight-raids on inner-city handrails, lapping your home run until that last ray of sunshine disappears behind a distant ridge… Skiing is Collective.

Some call it a tribe mentality, others call it a shared sense of purpose. This film is our definition, written by a diverse team, each with their own ideas, their own forms of expression.

“The Collective” is more than a sum of its parts. No matter who you are or where you come from – it feels good to be part of something special.

Screening will be Friday, October 18, 7pm at the Long View Lodge, 681 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847. 

This screening is FREE! 

Fall Festival Weekend Sat October 6th

 
The Town of Long Lake announces the Fall Festival Weekend on Saturday, October 6, 2018. This all day event includes the Harvest Craft Fair, Octo-BEAR-Fest and the Pumpkin Drop.
 
The Harvest Craft Fair will be held at the Long Lake Town Hall from 10a.m. to 4p.m.  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, fish and duck decoys, mixed media art, jewelry and more.
 
Octo-BEAR-Fest will be held at Hoss’s Country  Corner from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Donation admission will benefit Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund at the Glens Falls Hospital.  Funds raised offsets co-pays, prescription drugs and gas and lodging expenses, all which can add up in the North Country. At times patients must travel over 100 miles one way for cancer treatment.  These funds go directly to those in need to ensure that patients spend time taking care of themselves while undergoing cancer treatment. 
 
Events at Octo-BEAR-Fest include: raffles, drawings for donated items.  Sara Winter, of the national touring group “The Chainsaw Chix”  will be doing chainsaw carvings of animals which will also be for sale. All participating vendors booth fees will be donated to Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund.  There will be food sold by Fat River Foods, The Park. Donated craft brews will be sold throughout the day in the beer garden.  Live Music will fill the day with bands hailing from all over the north east boasting local Long Lake talent and a band from Vermont. 
 
At 2 p.m. look for the Pumpkin Drop at 1156 Main Street, the former site of the Blarney Stone, located between Hoss’s Country Corner and the Long Lake Diner.  Paul Rasmussen Builders has donated the use of his Genie lift to send one brave soul over 40 feet in the air to drop pumpkins on the ground below. Pumpkins are launched to splat on the ground.  Special thanks to John and Jackie Heron for the use of their property for this event.
 
Fall can be an unpredictable time of year, sometimes cold, sometimes warm.  Be prepared for both.  On a cool October day warm up by fire pit or grab some warm drinks and food from our food and beverage vendors. 
 
For more information www.mylonglake.comor call 518-624-3077.  For information to donate or participate in Octo-BEAR-Fest as a vendor please contact Jules Pierce at 518-624-2481.

Dear Long Lake, A Love Letter…

Dear Long Lake,

Hey, there! “Long” time no see (see what I did there?) I really enjoyed visiting you in October. You may not know this, but it was actually the first time I’d visited you in the autumn – which is weird because I’ve been enjoying your glistening waters, pristine trails, sandy shores, and colorful people for over 30 years.

As you may recall, we met for the first time in 1985 on July 4th weekend. I was a camp counselor at Camp Echo Lake at the time where for some bizarre reason, they gave me a summer job directing forty 10-year olds in an outdoor production of “The Mikado.” And they gave me that holiday weekend off. Maybe they thought I needed a break from Gilbert and Sullivan, or perhaps they realized that it wasn’t a good idea to have this native New Yorker around campers and gunpowder. They would be correct. I was impressed with your colorful fireworks and huge showing of community spirit – which I giddily enjoyed from the town beach after boating down from my friends’ camp on the north end of the lake.

 

Now, even though I had come to North Country to visit family in Lake George, Fort Edward and Glens Falls nearly every year since the 70s, I hadn’t ventured further north to you. And boy was I immediately taken by you when I pulled into town that weekend; soon terrified to discover that people in Long Lake drove boats to their rustic cabins “down the lake” with no electricity! How could this city guy ever survive?

I did. I learned so much that blissful weekend. I learned about gaslights and flashlights and refrigerators that ran on gas. I learned that people communicated on party lines, and that you don’t throw your tangerine peels on the forest floor because they aren’t “indigenous to the area.” I learned that black flies eat human flesh. I even learned how to dock a boat…but even I wouldn’t give myself a set of boat keys any time soon. I also learned that you don’t need television. Board games and books are your friends. I learned about making pancakes with fresh berries, picked from the shore and how just sitting on a dock at midnight would reveal a vast, non-light-polluted array of constellations and the occasional Northern Lights. And yes, I did see a UFO. Who hasn’t?

 

I made it a point to visit you every summer since that July 4th, and I even came to say “hi” for a few Snowmobile Race weekends. I loved you in the winter and loved you in the summer. I became hooked on you, Long Lake. But I need to get better at seeing you more often if we are really going to make this relationship work.

I’ve now visited you well over 50 times. How could I not? A few years ago, I was asked to host the Bed Races. My first thought was, “Why and how would anyone race a bed and why would anyone want to watch that?” I threw off the covers and jumped on the opportunity – and I’m glad I did. I was blown away by the enthusiasm and creativity and sense of community. Even though I was nervous about taming my inherent city-slicker-comedy-style, I instantly realized that you have a great sense of humor!

 

Then I was asked to host the Polar Plunge. Sounded ridiculous. I said yes and hosted it three times. Honestly? I was apprehensive at first. I’m a city guy. The only time I want to plunge into ice-cold water is if it’s proceeded by 30 minutes in an overpriced spa steam room. But, I loved it. I loved the kids running around collecting money for Wounded Warrior Project while their parents donned ridiculous costumes. I loved observing the participants’ original styles of entering the icy waters. I even got a kick out the fire department ambushing me and pulling me into the sub-zero lake. (Fun Fact: A bowl of rice really does dry out a wet iPhone.) So, yeah, I’m going to host it again this December 30th and this time I will make sure there’s nothing in my pockets. Also, spas in NYC are expensive.

Look at what you’ve done to me! I can’t quit you, Long Lake. You are one crazy town. And I mean that in the best way. I’ve now hosted the Bed Races five times! I’ve done my crazy solo shows at The Adirondack Hotel and I’m bringing it back again on December 30th. I mean, you are a crazy town. A town that encourages hundreds of people to toss raw eggs at each other – for prizes! You’re a town that embraces kazoos, holiday lights contests, free party buses, sea planes, quilt camps, museums, movies and more interesting personalities than you’ll ever find on an Adirondack dating app. Does such a thing exist?

Speaking of dating…I have a confession. I’ve been sneaking up there the past few summer weekends to camp with my fellow city pals on the incredibly serene sites at Forked Lake. I know that those lake waters feed yours. It’s all good. Don’t be jealous. We make sure to do all of our campsite shopping at your quirky local vendors. If you ran out of ice late last June, we would be the culprits. If you ran out of local firewood, that’s us. If you heard laughter and singing echoing over the lake late into the night, that could have been us. But, it also could have been you. After all, you’re a town that is populated with jokesters. Singers. Musicians. Artists. You have your own style. Your own sense of humor. You even have your own slogan “The summer is short, but the lake is long”…(I don’t know where that one came from).

Yeah. The summer is way too short when you’re in Long Lake. But, the lake can also feel really long when there’s a torrential downpour and you’re driving back to your camp to read a book or play a board game. Or when the dock at the camp you’re staying at begins to float away on your choppy waters…yes, I’ve rescued a few docks in my time.

I don’t want to complain. This is a love letter. I guess with the New Year coming, I thought it appropriate to let you know what an impact you’ve had on me. Thank you for being you, Long Lake. I’m not ready to move in just yet. But, I will be back. I am now a man for all seasons.

Yours Truly,

Peter Michael Marino

 

Big Band Slated Veterans Day Weekend in Long Lake NY

The Joey Thomas Big Band hits the Long Lake Town Hall stage on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30pm to honor our Veterans. The Long Lake Town Hall is located at 1204 Main Street in Long Lake, NY, doors open at 7p.m. Enjoy Big Band Treasures and a Veterans Salute to say thank you to our Veterans for their service. The Great American Songbook and Big Band Swing are core to America’s musical heritage. In addition to tributes to the Dorsey brothers, Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington, in the air will be the sounds of Cab Calloway, Harry James and Frank Sinatra.

The Joey Thomas Big Band is an award winning seventeen piece Orchestra founded by Joey Thomas in 1992. Joey Thomas entered the U.S. Navy in June 1961. Assigned to a Navy Band, he served on five aircraft carrier cruises, including two on the U.S.S. Intrepid, which now serves as the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City.

Joey Thomas Big Band in Long Lake, NY November 12th

Joey Thomas Big Band in Long Lake, NY November 12th

As a member of Unit Band 146 out of Norfolk, VA, Joey served as an American Ambassador of Good Will performing concerts across Europe and the eastern United States. After his military service, Joey continued performing on the road with many Top 40 bands, one of which performed shows with Dick Clark’s Cavalcade of Stars in the late 60’s. After a decade on the road, Joey settled in New York’s Capital Region satisfying his love of music and maintaining his chops by playing with a number of Top 40 and party bands including The Kings Four and Morgan BLVD.

A part of the New York’s Capital Region professional music scene since 1972, Bob plays the three tier theater organ, piano, and trumpet. For many years he accompanied himself using keyboards, midi pedals, a drum machine and sound system. He is thrilled to be the featured male vocalist with The Joey Thomas Big Band .

Bob’ Father’s introduction to Joey Thomas was through his son George, then a member of The Joey Thomas Big Band trombone section. In 2000, Joey needed a vocalist to fill in for a gig, and thus their musical collaboration began. Bob has performed with The Joey Thomas Big Band throughout New York State in a variety of venues and for special events in New England, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and at Sealand in Florida.

Growing up in a musical family, Bob’s music life began at home. This exposed him to the great singers and songs of earlier generations and pop music of the day while fostering his love of music. He spent many of his early years playing the organ and directing his church choir. Bob’s first professional gig was at the age of 14 at Dante’s Steak House in East Greenbush.

Bob honed his skills working in many Capital Region clubs and has performed at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Proctor’s Theatre, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Egg in Albany, as well as the Spa Little Theatre and Saratoga Music Hall. In addition to performing with JTBB, Bob is also the featured singer with the local wedding and party band High Definition. He has also has sung with the Bud Bryer Big Band and the Yankee Doodle Band.

Bob is a graduate of Albany High School and Bryant & Stratton College in Albany, NY.

Under the leadership of Joey Thomas, the members of the Joey Thomas are dedicated to the perpetuation of these American treasures through performances of the classic arrangements used by the original hit makers to new works written specifically for the Band.

Tickets are $15 General Admission at the door, $10 for Veterans and Active Duty Military and children under 18. Cash or check only. Tickets are available in advance at the Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847. Call 518-624-3077 to make your reservations. Concert starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00p.m located at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street. For more information www.mylonglake.com

This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondacks Lakes Center for the Arts.

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!

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

Professional Mountain Biker Chris Clarks Returns to Long Lake

Professional mountain bike stunt rider Chris Clark will awe spectators with his daring performance on July 22nd at 3pm on the Long Lake Ball Field.

Chris Clark wows the Long Lake crowd with Mountain Bike Stunts and thrills

Chris Clark wows the Long Lake crowd with Mountain Bike Stunts and thrills

Chris Clark has been competing and performing around the world for the past 15 years. He has competed in over 50 National Mountain Bike Events and the World Championships in Spain. He has also performed around the world and in thousands of venues, including Times Square, the Gravity Games, the Olympic Games, and for the NFL.

This thirty minute show will be a breathtaking display of balance and agility. Clark will maneuver over custom built ramps and obstacles, displaying the skills he has developed through years of national and international competitions.

This is all part of a special Long Lakey Kids’ Day on July 22nd on the Long Lake Ball Field from 12pm-4pm. Look for a giant inflatable obstacle course from 12-4pm and a tie dye workshop 1pm – 2pm followed up by Chris Clark Show at 3pm.

Free admission. Parking available at Long Lake Central School. For more information, please call the town offices at 518-624-3077.

Long Lake Gears up for Cold Weather Fun

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department announces a vibrant winter season filled with events aimed to please the entire family.

Say goodbye to all the Mayan Prophecies with the season kick off on December 29th, 2012. Yes, if the world doesn’t actually end, we’ll still be here and we’re having a Polar Bear Plunge to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Join the wild, adventurous, and hearty Long Lake Fire Department, Long Lake Rescue Squad and volunteer teams for a brand new event to finish off 2012! Plungers are invited to take pledges and raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Everyone over age 18 can participate, but you have to fill out forms and sign up by contacting 518-624-3077 for more information. It will be a crazy event, so get in on the first year so 20 years when you’re in your rocking chair you can tell all the grandkids… “I was at the very first one!” All plungers will have their blood pressure tested before the event to ensure the safety of all, but the plungers are going in at their own risk! See if they have enough guts to withstand the frosty cold icy waters of Long Lake! Don’t want to plunge, we need cheerleaders so come on down! You won’t believe what you see!


Ring in the New Year in Long Lake. The Long Lake Little Bus provides free transportation to all ages starting at 5pm. Kids ages 10 and up can go the the Geiger Arena for a Pizza, and Skating party. Adults can enjoy a leisurely meal out at the Cellar Restaurant and Pub 518.624.5539, the Adirondack Hotel 518.624.4700 or the Long Lake Diner/Owl’s Head Pub call ahead 518.624.3941. Locals say, be spontaneous and have your very own family reunion and ring in 2013 with a winter backdrop! Celebrating in Long Lake is memorable, and filled with great ways to dance your socks off!

Other events slated for 2013, Ice Fest returns on January 11th and 12th! On-lookers will enjoy hot toddy’s, ice installations and silly games at each location! Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake and local businesses.

Did someone say BACON? Ladies get ready for the Annual Ladies Frying Pan Toss at the Long Lake Winter Carnival on Saturday, January 19th. You have no excuse not to put that sled, snowmobile or all the winter gear on the trailer and come on up for one of the most fun events of the season. Get to know Long Lake and feel like a local! We promise, we’re nice! Broomball, Snowmobile Parade, Cardboard Sledding Box Race, Free ice skating all day, Fireworks! Long Lake is an escape from the noise and drudgery of the real world and we know because we live here! Once you experience the Winter Carnival you’ll be making it the family tradition for years to come, you’ll probably be looking at real estate before you’re done.

The Long Lake Little Bus rolls ALL DAY, starting at noon. That means FREE TRANSPORTATION. Leave the car at home, we’ll drive for you! Book your room today! Lodgings from The Shamrock Motel 518.624.3861, The Adirondack Hotel, 518.624.4700 Akuna Matada, 518.624.6430, Brook Camp 518.624.4234, Lake Side Cottage 518.624.9806 and the Corner Motel 518.624.3571 are adding extra blankets getting ready to welcome you for your long weekend stay! X-C skiers, snowmobiliers, birders, extreme recreational hiking enthusiasts, take a break and come to Mt. Sabattis!

You forgot something? Don’t worry, we have stores, really we do! Take the Little Bus out on the town and visit our array of stores to buy some new socks, Moonshine, a souvenir or a make a pit stop at one of our eateries to warm up with a cup of soup or hot chocolate if ya need it! (shhh… its a secret!) But we promise, you won’t forget the fun you had in a remarkable Winter Wonder Land. You don’t have to leave Mt. Sabattis (if you don’t want to miss anything) because the Long Lake Fire Department serves up hot, delicious yummy treats all day. Fireworks at 6:30pm and then it’s time to hit the town for a meal and a safe ride home! Bring the whole family!

Kick off of the Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit. If ya race your Cardboard Box this winter season in Long Lake, Indian Lake, Inlet and Old Forge – you get something special (ok we’re still working on what that is, but participant is eligible for a super cool trophy – so call us and we’ll tell you all about it!)

So many events to post, you’ll have to check back in and find out more!

Stay tuned for more announcements!

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