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  PHOTO  PAT THORNE:  Thought you and the folks might enjoy this photo of one of the sixteen squirrels who visit our yard during the winter. I have had fun photographing them trying to get the best picture. My first photo subject turned out to be our one ear squirrel.  This fellow is much more handsome. Enjoy!  Pat.

 

PHOTO  PAT THORNE:  Thought you and the folks might enjoy this photo of one of the sixteen squirrels who visit our yard during the winter. I have had fun photographing them trying to get the best picture. My first photo subject turned out to be our one ear squirrel.  This fellow is much more handsome. Enjoy!  Pat.

Romance is alive and well in our part of the 'Dacks. From fun date activities, to fine dining, our handy guide will get you in the mood for Valentine's Day.

We can boast -- among the many crowns Schroon wears -- one of the most Romantic dining spots in the Adirondacks: Sticks and Stones. Check out their special V-Day menu in our Food and Drink section, where you will also find the menu from Witherbee's Carriage House and the Winter Specials from DeCesare's Pizza and Italian Restaurant.

S&S is offering a unique meal for two: a Tomahawk steak for Two! It’s a massive 2 pound plus Certified Angus Beef Bone-In Rib Steak. The lads at S&S did a practice run on their BBQ and it looks delish.

This baby is seared on their grill and finished in their 800-degree wood fired oven! It’s served with asparagus and garlic mashed

At Northwoods Bakery, located inside Pinecone Mercantile, Edward will be featuring "Chocolate Bread" on Saturday, an excellent addition for your  V-day/ Sunday French Toast! Lisa will be baking Red Velvet Cupcakes and some yet-to-be-determined chocolate treats both Saturday and Sunday. Plus, Pine Cone Mercantile has a fun and romantic selection of Valentine's Day cards.

There's nothing as romantic as talking a walk or snowshoeing on our frozen lake. For those seeking more adventure the snowshoe trails are open at the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves.

The gift of massage is a unique way to show you care. Pick up a gift certificate from Donna Mellan,  a licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Usui Reiki Master and owner of the Schroon Lake Massage and Wellness Center. Call 914 400 8954

For a romantic field trip head up to the Saranac Lake Winter Festival – a not to be missed ADK Winter event. What are your plans? Tell us in comments.

Red Tape Ruins Red Hot Chili Fest

  Shelby davis presents a check to the schoon lake ems squad in 2015

 

Shelby davis presents a check to the schoon lake ems squad in 2015

The Annual Schroon Lake Chili Fest won’t be warming up cold souls this year.

The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce, the main sponsor of the event, cancelled this Saturday’s event due to new health department regulations.

Chamber Executive Director Tammy Whitty-Brown told Schroon Laker new NYS Health Department regulations for home cooks, which would require them to get a waiver for liability, would have taken too long to be in place before Saturday’s event.

“We are deeply saddened that we had to cancel this year’s cook-off,” Tammy told us.

 The cook-off raises much needed funds for the Schroon Lake EMS Squad, 

“This is a big fund raiser event for the Schroon Lake EMS. We are trying to figure out another way to make up for the loss of income.”

The original event was the brainchild of Shelby Davis, formerly of Shelby’s Kitchen Therapy. She worked tirelessly with a dedicated group of volunteers to launch the first Chili Fest in 2012. The event grew in size and import every year that followed. Besides attracting various restaurants and Fire Houses and EMS squads in the North Country, a growing number of home cooks were offering up some awesome chili.

Schroon’s Superbowl Sunday Specials

There are plenty of good eats to be had this Sunday, as the Bronchos and the Panthers go at it, as millions of non football fans will be glued to TVs watching commercials.

Sticks and Stones have devoted a whole menu to the Big Day (above). They advise to call  ahead to reserve your Game Day party platters. 518-532-9663.

Witherbee’s Carriage House is featuring 50 cent wings and $3 Chili Dogs

DeCesare's Pizza: 2 x 8 cut Cheese pizzas with 24 wings $39.95

12 cut with 1 topping with 24 wings $32.95

8 cut with 1 topping with 12 wings, Garlic bread with cheese $21.95

 

 

Giant Fun at Giant Mountain Studio

  The Throne by Barry Gregson. Experience it at Giant Mountain Studio . This is just one of the great rustic furniture pieces on display.

 

The Throne by Barry Gregson. Experience it at Giant Mountain Studio . This is just one of the great rustic furniture pieces on display.

Tonight (Saturday, February 6) Giant Mountain Studio presents its new group exhibit, Abstraction and Dimension. The show is curated by gallery owner Anthony Ruiz and features works from more than twenty artists.  The opening reception is tonight from 6pm - 8pm.

From Anthony: “The Abstraction and Dimension invitational group exhibition will feature art with elements of abstraction and 3 dimensional art including sculpture, pottery, assemblage, rustic furniture and more.  Robert James Hacunda is the featured artist for this exhibition. He is a career oil painter who maintains a studio and property in Ironville in Crown Point NY. (The 200 year old Sisson Farm) He has been shown and sold in NYC, The Hudson Valley, Santa Fe, San Fransisco, Germany, Singapore and Bali Indonesia. His work ranges from abstract to plein air landscapes and everything in between.

Other new and/or featured artists for this exhibition include: Shawn Halperin - carved wooden vessels and mixed media collage - Wilfred Charbonneau Jr. - antler sculptures - Jon Segan - oil on panel with assemblage and sculpture -Joan Burke - abstract paintings -Jonathan Swartwout - paintings and rustic furniture  - Barry Gregson - rustic furniture - Matthew Gregson - rustic furniture and carved stone bowls -Peter Shrope - Adirondack Rockware pottery - Rhea Costello - oil paintings and pottery- Merrell Leavitt - metal sculptures and jewelry- Yvonne Wild - pottery - Shelley Valachovic - watercolors and handmade bark and pine needle baskets".

The Studio's regular, open-to-public, winter hours are : Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10am-6pm.  Phone: 518-351-5043. Check out the website, here.