Your Weekend in Schroon

Live music, whiskey, art, books, a house tour, kids craft and the annual Schroon Lake Kids Fishing Derby! What  a weekend! Hey, it's Schroon!

The annual Kids Fishing Derby runs from 9 am to 12 noon, rain or shine. It's hosted by the Fish and Game Club. There are dozens of prizes in multiple categories, free hot dogs, ice cream (thank you Stewarts). Free registration!" The event is for kids 12 and under. Good luck, have fun and go fish!

And for more on what's happening this weekend, click here for our Summer Fun in the "Dacks 2016 section.

 

 

Art, Whiskey and Music In Schroon Friday Night

From Giant Mountain Studio Curator, Anthony Ruiz:

"This will be your last chance to see the Water's Edge exhibition art before we switch things up a little for our Texture, Depth Color exhibition coming in August. 

For this event we'll welcome Eric Bright of BassRock Guitars (and possibly one or more special guests) as he shares music on the beautiful guitars he himself made using Adirondack "sinker" woods from our own Schroon Lake. 

In addition, we'll be joined by the Lake George Distilling Company who will be offering small samples of their locally crafted artisan spirits such as Apple Pie Moonshine and Adirondack Wildfire Whiskey.

Art, guitars, and whiskey (spirits only available this night) will be available for purchase".

Learning About Adirondack Wildlife Birds of Prey and Schroon Lake

There are many unsung heroes that make the Adirondacks special. And we are happy to give a shout out to Wendy and Steve Hall, of Wilmington, who have turned their 60 acres of property into a natural habitat for injured or sick wild animals needing rehabilitation.

The couple have spent countless hours  constructing pens and cages serving as temporary housing.

It’s known as the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge Rehabilitation and Education Center. And you can meet both of these remarkable individuals tonight, (July 29, 2016) at the July East Shore Schroon Lake Association’s member meeting.

 The couple will be talking about how the health of our lake affects birds of prey.  More from ESSLA:

“Bald Eagles, once on the endangered species list, are making a resurgence.  In fact, there have been regular sightings of them here on Schroon Lake.  Bald Eagles primarily prey on fish, in addition to small mammals, waterfowl and carrion.

Why are Birds of Prey so important? The presence of raptors (eagles, hawks, falcons, ospreys and owls) serves as a barometer of ecological health. Birds of prey are predators at the top of the food chain. Because pesticides, drought and habitat loss have the most dramatic impact on top predators, they are referred to as indicator species. The raptors also play an important ecological role by controlling populations of rodents and other small mammals.”

So come on out and meet Wendy, Steve and their raptor "ambassadors" at7:30 pm at the  Horicon Town Hall Community Center, Brant Lake. Donations to the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge will be welcome.