RIP: Schroon Laker James Ritson

We are saddened to report on the passing of James A. Ritson, who passed away on May 26, 2016.

He was 56. James  -- better known as jimmy to his mates -- lived and worked in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but to all who knew him, it was Schroon Lake that was his true home.

From his official obit: "Jimmy was an avid golfer, loved the great outdoors (whether hiking, seeing national parks or hanging at the river) and had a unique sense of humor.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Suzanne; dad, Jim (the late Rosemarie); sister, Melody (John); two brothers, Darren (Carol) and Scott (Marie); three nieces; uncle, aunts, cousins and numerous very good friends (you know who you are).

On July 7, Jimmy’s ashes will be scattered at the fourth hole of the golf course at 4 p.m. in his beloved Schroon Lake, to be followed by a celebration of life at the Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club starting at 4:30 p.m.

Schroon’s Fourth of July 2016 : Your Guide To Good Times

Schroon’s 62nd Annual July 4th Parade and all day celebration is once again going to a spectacularevent, promise organizers.

Old favorites are back, as well as some new surprises, Tammy Whitty-Brown told Schroon Laker today.

On a weekend where record crowds are expected to hit the road for this three day holiday, organizers hope many will make a stop in Schroon Lake.

“We have many of the crowd favorites back again,” Tammy told us.

Among them are The Blues Brothers Band and the wacky Funky Karnaval Percussion Comic Act.”

New this year in the kids fun area at the top of the beach in the town park will be cotton candy, popcorn and sno-cones. A portion of the proceeds go to the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce to help cover costs associated with the parade”.

“Expect to see floats from many of our town’s civic organizations and businesses,” Tammy said.

This year the Schroon Lakers of the Year-- awarded posthumously to Dan Riggins and his wife Kathy will be walking in the parade with their family, forgoing the traditional ride in a car.

“Dan and Kathy walked everywhere and this how the family wanted to honor Dan’s legacy,” Tammy said.

July 4th is a day where you could spend the whole day in our town-- with around the clock entertainment , with plenty of beach time.

And there is something for everyone   -- from early morning to the Fireworks Spectacular come nightfall.

Here are some of the highlights for Monday’s Big Day.


Sign up for the 5K & 1 Mile Kids Fun Run sponsored by the Schroon Lake  Central School.

9am – 1pm

Schroon Lake Farmer’s Market on the lawn at the Town Hall Building


Adirondack Basket Raffle-Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce on Main Street. Winners announced at 8pm 

10am – 3pm

Adirondack Arts and Crafters on the lawn at the Town Hall

10 am – ‘til sold out

Lions Hot Dog Stand at the beach at the Town Park

11am-till sold out

The 37th Annual Chicken BBQ at Community Church, Main Street.


Bounce Around- fun activities for children at the Town Park Beach, Art Bucket- Airbrush tattoos, face painting and hair braiding,


Schroon’s own Mark Piper rippin’ the riffs on guitar with his Marking’ Time  Band at the Town Park Beach area


T & T @ at Town Park Beach area


Get ready to rock: The Gregson Brothers Band @ the Town Park Beach area


Music on the Porch with Sue Calkinon  the steps of The Community Church, Main Street. Keyboards and Vocals!


The Scotia/Glenville Pipe Band performs a mini concert @ The Fountain on Main and Dock Streets


The PARADE BEGINS: Starting at the corner of Hoffman Road and Route 9, to Fowler and onto Leland to Town Beach area


Drawing of Adirondack Basket Raffle winners @ Chamber office. Winners don't need to be present to win


Patriotic Music Concert with the Word of Life Collegians & Seagle Music Colony Class of 2016 @ The Town Park Beach Area


GALA FIREWORKS DISPLAY OVER SCHROON LAKE. A barge worth of fireworks will be launched.

For more information, call The Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (518) 532-7675



Your Pre-July 4th Schroon Lake Thursday

There’s no knit picking at The Schroon Lake Library knitting group, meeting today from 10:00 - 11:30 am in the meeting room at Town Hall. Come on down andbring a project to work on or share. For more info call 532-7737 x 13.

And tonight there’s Mark Piper’s Open Mic Night at Witherbee’s Carriage House. A great night for music fans and musicians. From 6;30 pm!

And there’s Now You See Me 2, playing at the Strand @ 8pm.

RIP: Lyanne Anslow

 The Post-Star reports Lyanne M. Anslow passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Glens Falls Hospital.

Lyanne’s  friends may call from 4pmto 7 pm Thursday (June 30), at the Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home, 1019 Route 9, Schroon Lake.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 1, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Schroon Lake. Yu may visit to leave online condolences.