Where Paradox Brewery Goes, So Does Schroon

This weekend the folks at Schroon’s own Paradox Brewery have a busy few days ahead. Starting tonight, PDX will be front and center at the Night at the Brewseum – the beer and military gear event  -- in Saratoga. There’s also the Tap Takeover at The Local Pub and Teahouse. And on Saturday, there’s the Glens Falls Brewfest.

These high profile events don’t just draw attention to the fine, hand crafted brews of PDX, but rather act as a travelling PR machine for our hamlet!!!. Once folks realize Schroon is the home of PDX, that make Schroon a destination, bringing folks to our route 9 restaurants and downtown pubs, stores and restaurants on Main Street.

So a hat tip to brewery founders Paul Mrocka and his wife Joan and their investment partners. You rock. So raise a glass this weekend at PDX’s Tasting Room. Friday from 4pm -7pm, Saturday 12pm - 6pm  and Sun 12pm – 4pm.

RIP: Joan Jenks 1936 - 2015




We are saddened to report the passing of Schroon Laker Joan Jenks. Joan died Thursday, March 19, 2015, at her Schroon Lake home.

Family and friends will gather at the Schroon Lake Firehouse to share their memories this Sunday (March 29)  from 1pm – 4pm. A spring burial will take place at Severance Cemetery. You can read Joan’s obit from the Post-Star, here.


Winter Fun In Spring: That’s The “Dacks, Mack!

With the temperatures edging up, there is still plenty of the white stuff at Gore Mountain. Conditions, say the resort, are very good. And to entice you onto the slopes, this Sunday features $42 tickets and maple syrup inspired menu. The Dirt Cheap Duo performs 2-5pm on the sundeck!

From the folks at Gore: “Also visit the sundeck to purchase treats including maple cotton candy, maple snow-cones, maple lollipops, maple-coated peanuts, maple creams and jellies, maple granulated sugar, and of course pure Adirondack maple syrup!  Check out our display of photography and information about maple syrup production, and a simple tour of sap-collecting spouts through time, trays for making sugars, and other maple production devices”. 

A Celebration of The Life of Rhonda Barnes

A party to celebrate a wonderful life…Rhonda Barnes wouldn’t have had it any other way. That’s what’s happening this Friday evenIng after a memorial service remembering Rhonda.

The service begins at 6pm at the Edward L, Kelly Funeral Home in Schroon Lake.

Calling hours will be from 4pm to 6pm, with the “Celebration Of Life” gathering at the Schroon Lale Fish and Game Club immediately following, confirmed Rhonda’s fellow Rockology Band member, guitarist  John Wardle.

Rhonda died after a brave battle against cancer. “She passed on peacefully in her home in Schroon Lake on Saturday morning,” said John, who saw her last Thursday.

She was 47.

“She was such a woman, such a fighter,” John told Schroon Laker today.

Besides being the awesome drummer for the band Rockology, Rhonda worked at the Sagamore Inn at Bolton Landing and before that at the Timberwolf Pub.

John first met Rhonda – and Rockology’s bass guitarist Dave Hamell --  about six years ago.

“She was at an open mic at the Full Moon in Queensbury. She was not only an outstanding drummer, but an amazing singer as well.”

John said there will be videos of Rockology’s performances playing during the Celebration of Life event at the Fish and Game Club on Friday night.

The Details: Edward L Kelly Funeral Home. 1019 US Route 9
Schroon Lake, NY 12870. Telephone: (518) 532-7177