Summer Finale Countdown: Your Big Week in Schroon

 The acoustic BoatHouse Jam: EveryMonday night at the Boat House on Dock Street. Proudly sponsored by the Schroon Lake Arts Council.

The acoustic BoatHouse Jam: EveryMonday night at the Boat House on Dock Street. Proudly sponsored by the Schroon Lake Arts Council.

Another terrific week is yours for the taking here in Schroon. Below are this week's highlights. Check out the Town's regular weekly happenings, by clicking here.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

  • Book Discussion Group. 1:00 p.m., Schroon Lake Public Library Community Room. For further information contact the library at 518-532-7737 ext. 13.
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  • Boathouse Concert – Beartracks.  7:30 p.m. at the Boathouse Theater. Adult tickets $20, students $5. Sponsored by the Schroon Lake Arts Council. For more information visit schroonlakearts.com or call 518-532-9259.  

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

  • Storytelling at the Boathouse Theater. 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society and Museum. 518-532-7615.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

  • PorchFest.  Performances on area porches throughout town. Final event of the “Sunday in the Park” series sponsored by the Schroon Lake Arts Council. 518-532-9259.

And don't forget to save the date: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

  • Garage Sale in the Park.  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Schroon Lake Senior Citizens Club. Call 518-532-7755 for more information or to purchase a site.
  • Street Dance & Fireworks. Music from 7:00-9:30 p.m. by the Willie Playmore Band, Dock Street, followed by a Fireworks display at the Town Beach.

Gokey's Big Auction Saturday In North Hudson

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Antique dealers, collectors, bric-a-brac store keepers from near and far – as well as a ton of locals are  -- salivating at the prospect of picking up a bargain or three at this Saturday’s auction at Gokey’s.

Up for grabs are more than 800 lots from the Warren Estate of Glens Falls, along with partial contents from Keene Valley and Paradox Lake homes, topped off with some unique barn finds from Crown Point.

As John Gokey likes to say: “This makes for a well-rounded sale.”

Well rounded, indeed: antiques, collectibles, modern, vintage and rustic furniture and furnishings plus attic, cellar and barn contents, tools, shop equipment and more than 100 pieces of “quality furniture.”

Here’s the deal: Preview 8:30 am to 10am. From 10am – 12:00: the contents of two tents worth of attic, cellar and barn contents, tools and shop equipment.

From 12:00 – 3:00pm:  inside the building with antiques, collectibles and quality furniture.

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To see photos of all the lots, click here.

 

Expanding The Narrows: What's Your Take?

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There’s a lively discussion on the official Schroon Lake Facebook page started by Bucky Buchholtz, about what folks would like to see at the site of the former Narrows Restaurant.

Ideas range from a food court style space to pizza, Italian and ice-cream jionts. There’s even a couple of shout outs for the return of the mini golf park, demolished several years ago. This prompted us to dig into the Schroon Laker archives. Check out our links from 2017 and 2011 for some background.

Meanwhile, the restaurant --  and the 245 plus acres it is a part of -- is still for sale. The asking price is $2.85 million dollars. It would be an ideal property for a resort or a very large family compound.