Another HUGE Week in Schroon

Tara Bradway plays Richard in ADK Shakes Richard II

Tara Bradway plays Richard in ADK Shakes Richard II

As we reach the mid-piont of summer, the gears of the Schroon Lake Fun Machine, just moved up another notch. We've got you covered, every which way to Sunday, in our 2014 Summer Calender Section.

Our picks of the week:  a talk about the history and connection of the Strand Theatre and the holiday community of Terra Alta tonight, The Seagle Colony's production of Susannah, starting Wednesday, Do Wop group Flipsydz, at the Boat House Tuesday, Jay Kline playing Six to Nine. Wednesday night  at Sticks and Stones, Open Mic Night with Mark Piper at Witherbee's carriage House Thursday, the same night Greater Vision plays at the Jack Wyrtzen Center at Word of Life in Pottersville and ADK Shakespeare presents “Richard II” at The Scaroon Manor Amphitheater on Sunday.

Schroon Flips for Flipsydz: Again

Photo: Courtesy Flipsydz

Photo: Courtesy Flipsydz

TheFlipsydz, after playing in SChroon two years running, return again Tuesday night, July 29, for another gig at the Boat House Theatre. (8pm, July 29)

It's all part of the Schroon Lake Arts Council's Summer Concert series, which you can read more about here. Head on over to our 2014 Music and Arts Scene section for a little Flipsydz video action. More about the the group, from the SLAC

"Spanning 3 generations of vocalists, The Flipsydz create a sound from ‘the golden oldies that has the ‘youthful tone' of today's generation. The group concentrates on performing a cappella (without instrumentation) often evoking memories from the groups of the 50s and 60s singing ‘doo wop' on the street corners of Philadelphia and Brooklyn.
The Flipsydz' members include accomplished operatic singers, choral group members and solo artists who have performed in Las Vegas as well as internationally. Though their backgrounds vary, the members of The Flipsydz share a common love for a cappella doo wop music, and creating wonderful harmony together.
The Flipsydz are able to recreate the ‘authentic' sounds you will remember, while also adding their own unique style to some of their repertoire.
Whether you watched Dick Clark's American Bandstand in the 50s, 60s or 70s, (or re-runs in the 80s or 90s!) you will think you've traveled back in time when you hear The Flipsydz.
Come take a trip down memory lane, and we'll catch you on the flip side...."

What A Great Day At Schroon’s Kids Fishing Derby 2014

Slide Show courtesy Joe Steiniger

Under spectacular clear blue skies, 72 youngsters cast their rods at the annual Schroon Lake Kids Fishing Derby Saturday, hoping for a shot at glory – aka the Big Green Inflatable Swim Toy!

And the  2014 Grand Champion with  Largest Fish was  Ambrose Tuper, with a big black bass.

The Derby is cosponsored by the Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club and the Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. This year Mr. P’s Mountain Smokehouse, Sticks and Stones and Flanagan’s Pub also contributed Gift certificates.

Below is the Official winners list, from Joe Steiniger, one of the organizers, who sent us this note:

"72 kids, up from last year. A glorious sunny day. Lots of fish caught. 200 hot dogs consumed. Lots of 3 - 4 - 5 year olds that caught their very first fish. Too much fun!"

2014 Derby Winners

Top Bluegills

1. Mathew Christina

2. Maya Mazurek

3.  Marcus Peace

Rock Bass

1. Gabriel Heath

2. Zayne Ledick

3. Brooke Burton


1. Jack Hickey

2. Jack  Kazmer

3. Zoe Drozdyk

Black Bass

1.  Ambrose Tuper

2.  Ethan Fariss

3.  Tyler Ives

Casting Contest Winner: Adam Glotzman

Above: 2014 Grand Champion / Largest Fish: Ambrose Tuper

Saving The Strand: $5,000 to Go

We have two pieces of terrific news to share for fans of Schroon’s historic Strand Theatre – the fund-raising goal has almost been met, and there are some very unselfish folks who are making that goal possible.

STS committee chair Rossi-Snook says that they are within $ 5,000 of reaching the goal to raise funds to purchase digital equipment to replace the theatre's film projector.

And  a BIG BRAVO to the above four young women  holidaying at Terra Alta: Natalie Smith, Madeline Cole, Eliza Eder, and Hannah Chasnoff, ages 10 & 11, who are helping to Save The Strand in a very unique way, says Emily.

They  are helping to Save the Strand Theatre in Schroon Lake by donating the babysitting money they have made this summer. Their collective donation of over $100 will be given to STS committee chair Emily, who will be at Terra Alta Monday night at 7 pm to talk about the long time connection between the historic theater and Terra Alta.

There will be mugs or tee shirts available for a donation of $20 or more as well as a vintage movie poster auction in an effort to raise more funds for digital projection at the theatre.