Growing Schroon's Community Garden

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The folks behind Schroon’s Community Garden are seeking donations to improve the site and make it more user friendly. The Garden’s mission statement is to “build strong community bonds through organic gardening and provide a space for education and sharing for all". The group is raising money though the Seed Money fundraising website. More from Campaign Leader Staci O’Donnell:

"The Schroon Lake Community Garden has had several successful growing years.  We have 20 plots that are rented out to residents to grow food for their families and neighbors.  Some gardeners choose to donate their harvest to the local food bank and senior home.  Gardeners have had great success naturally growing tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, kale, eggplant, squash, herbs, and flowers, just to name a few.  We are fortunate that our garden is located directly on Main Street in the heart of our small Adirondack town.  It is a highlight of our community and our members and residents benefit from its bounty and beauty.  Those who come to enjoy our lake and mountains can often be found taking a stroll through our garden.  

Our main goal for next spring is to purchase two compost tumblers for our garden. This would help us to dispose of the plant waste produced and create a great agent to use in our beds.  Our goal would be to educate our gardeners on the how to's and benefits of compost.  We would also open this event to the whole community, as many of our residents have gardens of their own at home.  By adding the composters to our garden we hope to naturally enrich our garden beds and encourage our goal of eco-friendly gardening".    

So far generous donors  have contributed $700. You can read more here. 

Jingle Schroon, Jingle Schroon, Jingle All the Way!

Jingle Schroon, Jingle Schroon, Jingle All the Way!

It’s beginning to look, feel and sound a lot like Christmas in Schroon right about now. In addition, there’s a huge weekend planned coming up featuring the annual tree lighting, a visit by Santa to the Strand and amazing shopping and eating deals.

Among the highlights, this year will be a brand, spanking new Polar Plunge and bonfire, a Gingerbread Cabin building event, Granny’s Attic Church Bazaar and Bake sale and an arts and crafts fair.  

In fact, there are more 20 activities planned for both the day and night!

“We are getting the Strand Theater ready for Santa’s visit,” co-owner of the historic cinema Liz McNamara told Schroon Laker this past weekend.

“We are truly excited about the weekend and are very proud to be part of this tradition,” Lisa Hess-Marks from Pinecone Mercantile told us.

In advance of the weekend is Schroon’s version of the Rockefeller Center version of the Christmas tree. When we eyeballed the Schroon version, it was well north of 20 feet.

As always, music makes up a large part of Saturday with caroling at the tree, numerous musical performances at the Schroon Lake Community Church, a performance by the Schroon Lake Central School Bell Choir and Jazz band.

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Christmas Carols in Schroon Friday Night

 Santa's Workshop at Rowe's Cabins in Schroon Lake

Santa's Workshop at Rowe's Cabins in Schroon Lake

Friday, December 1, it's the "Glories of Christmas," 7:30 p.m at  Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Schroon Lake. Heart warming seasonal music followed by a reception in the church fellowship hall by Carillon Garden Club. Free. Presented by the Champlain Valley Chorale.

And drop by Santa's Schroon Workshop at Rowe's Cabins to see his elves in action!