Saturday at Paradox Brewery: A Big New Beer Garden And Big Time Kitty

The lads at Paradox Brewery wrestled rotten weather to the ground on Friday to put the finishing touches to their new, expanded beer garden. Hand crafted beer lovers will love the new, blue stone floor the beer tent sits upon, along with the multiple taps connected to a newly converted refrigerated container.

The new space features a new layout and easy to reach bathrooms. 

Big Time Kitty gets the honor of being the very first music act to christen the new space, starting at 2pm. Go for it Quattro. 

Look for the Overbite and Southern Hemisphere can release. Gin Barrel Aged Imperial Witte will be on tap and Pilsner and Beaverbite cans will be available. 

Take A Spin with Schroon’s RockN'Cycle Fitness Cycling

A couple of years back Schroon welcomed Wendy Ryan and her Schroon Spin classes. The business took off and added extra classes and instructors, including Wendy’s husband Mike.

Now the business is expanding, with new spin bikes and more classes. And there’s a new name to go along with the new enterprise: RockN'CycleTM Fitness Cycling!  

From Wendy: “Some folks have asked why the new branding.  Although classes are like SPINR or SpinningR classes and participants ride SpinnerR bikes in class, with RockN'Cycle classes the music is KEY!  All of our instructors lead classes WITH the music - music that participants love - so participants ENJOY their workout.  We've been told that our classes are "like a party while you sweat!"  If folks love their workout ... they'll stick with it ... that's the key to getting in shape or staying in shape”.

During the warm months the classes take place in a beautiful setting overlooking Schroon Lake  -- a great incentive for further encouragement to get or stay in shape.   Check out their new website here, where you can find class times, and follow Wendy here on Facebook.


You’re Invited: Vine & Barley’s Memorial Day Kick-off Party!

By Annette Batson

Friday, May 26, our favorite (and only) wine bar in Schroon Lake opens just for this weekend at 4pm. Proprietor Patti Mehm welcomes all to toast the season with delicious fruit wine slushies, artisanal New York wines, craft beer and a few surprises from the new menu.

We are really excited to hear that the legacy of Morningstar Bistro continues this year at the Vine & Barley, with the introduction of authentic French crepes with some pretty special fillings: Nutella, strawberries and cream, wine flavored cheeses, turkey maple bacon, and more.

Their popular spinach dip and cheese plate will also be available. Memorial Day Weekend Hours: Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 3-8pm, Sunday 1-6 pm. Vine & Barley will open for the season daily, starting Friday, June 23.

Vine & Barley Tasting Room and Tavern – above the Town Store, Route 9, Schroon Lake.  (518) 532-9954