Very Sad News: The Passing of John Milsom

Our hearts are hurting today, like many of those in Schroon Lake and beyond, after learning of the passing of John Milsom. He was 73. John passed away Saturday morning at his residence in Schroon Lake. John was a well-known and well liked figure all over town. Many knew him through his church, others from the the Schroon Lake Fish and game club and his other volunteering activities.

But for us, he and Linda were our friends and neighbors. I  will always remember John behind the wheel of his boat with a big grin on his face with his grandkids in tow. He was a man who loved the lake, loved his family and loved life. John was always there to lend a hand, loan tools -- and give advice on how to use them -- all with a big smile.

Our condolences,  thoughts and prayers go out to Linda, Debbie, Robert, Amy, Nancy, and all of John's grandchildren, family and friends.

There will be a viewing on Tuesday September 19, 2017 from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Community Church in Schroon Lake.

The Funeral will be at 11 am on Wednesday September 20, 2017 at the Community Church.



John at the Schroon Lake Duck race, an event held by the Schroon Lake Association, one of the many organizations John proudly dedicated his time and talent to. Photo: Schroon Laker Collection. 

Schroon Laker Weekend Quiz:  Schroon's Main Street History


Main Street Schroon Lake has been around for more than a century. Every couple of years, businesses come and go, and do the quick math and Main Street Schroon has seen many changes. At one point in our town’s illustrious history, Main Street featured two movie houses, and a new car dealership!


Check out these old advertisements and share with us what you know. Be as detailed as possible: share with us exactly where on Main Street, the store was, and what’s there now – and what else has occupied the space!


Don’t be shy! Tell us in comments!

Schroon Marina’s Huge Summer Blow Out Sale



Attention boat fans, both new and old skippers. There are some sea worthy deals from Schroon Lake Marina that will have you going overbroad this weekend.  No matter what your experience, even if you are just thinking about getting out on the water as a first time captain, you must head to the Lake George in the Water Boat Show this weekend. (Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, 17).

The action takes place in the Lake George Village -- in the water near Beach Road. Craig Kennedy and his sales crew have some bargains that will leave you gob smacked. There will be more than 1500 boats on display from various Upstate Marinas.

Admission is free. Print out the coupon below for a chance to win a $250 certificate from Craig. And tell ‘em Schroon Laker sent you.