Rest in Peace Bob Peterson Sr.


Schroon Laker Robert (Bob) George Peterson Sr., passed suddenly at his home in Schroon Lake on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the age of 72, according to his obituary in the Post Star.

“Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Nancy (Firnicharo) Peterson.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 53 years, Jeanette; children, Lisa Marchese (Phil), Robert Jr. (Doug), Joseph (Suzanne) and Kathleen Gillis (Tony); and grandchildren, Nicole, Philip and Mason.

He was a retired custodian at Schroon Lake Central School. His favorite pastimes included fishing on Loon Lake and his Corvette.

A funeral service was held on Monday (March 10, 2019) at the Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home in Schroon Lake.

For online condolences, please visit

2019 Schroon Lake Fishing Derby Results

The results are in for the 2019 Schroon Lake Fishing Derby. Honeyann Eris Hanchette, from the Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club, has the results.

Northern Pike:
1st- Dawson Miletich 21.86lbs 43”
2nd- Rexford Wallace 20.47lbs 43”
3rd- Kevin Duntley 12.91lbs 35”

Lake Trout:
st- Mayson LaPointe 7.33lbs 29”
2nd- Cyrus Baker 5.87lbs 25”
3rd- Bill West 5.74lbs 27”

1st- Val DeCesare 4.41lbs 24”
(no 2nd or 3rd place, that was the only salmon weighed in)

Lisa Planty 1.56lbs 14”

Kevin Kane 3.49lbs 25”

Raffle Winners:
Pack Basket: Skip Mahler 
Jet Sled: John Rodriguez 
Portable Shanty: John Leggiero
Vexilar: Mark Burdo
50/50: Patty Savarie

10 Things You Need To Know about the 2019 Schroon Lake Ice Fishing Derby

Photo Credit   Jason Brooks

Photo Credit Jason Brooks

Anglers from all over the east coast, the North Country and Canada are expected at this weekend’s 29 Annual Schroon Lake Ice Fishing Derby. Good luck and be safe. Here’s what you need to know.

1. Where can I register this weekend?

Friday. Derby tickets go on sale this afternoon (Friday. March 1, 2019) at Flanagan’s from 5pm - 7pm. Tickets will also be available at the Fish and game Club starting at noon. Saturday: Registration opens at the Club House from 5 am - 10 am. PLEASE NOTE: No tickets will be available for purchase after Saturday at 10 am!

2. How much does it cost to enter?

Registration is $15.00 per person.

3. What Fish Can I catch to win a prize?

Lake Trout, Perch, Pickerel, Salmon and Pike. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded based on weight for Lake Trout, Northern Pike and Salmon. Prizes for the heaviest Perch and Pickerel

4. What are the Hours?

Daylight Saturday to 4 pm Sunday.

5. Where can I get some tips on how to ice fish?

Get the inside scoop from expert Dan Ladd, in a story he wrote for the Press Republican, by clicking here.

6. Where can I eat? And Drink?

 All of our Schroon Lake restaurants will be open. There’s also a fish fry dinner Saturday at the Club House for $15.00 a person. The Club bar is also open all weekend. Check out our Food section for some ideas. And for your non beer needs, there’s the Schroon Lake Wine and Liquor Store.

7. Can I purchase bait in Schroon?

Yes. Schroon Lake Bait & More is ready! Located at 1063 US Route 9  -- Schroon  -- across Stewart's, will be open until 10 pm on Friday, Saturday from 3 am until 10 pm and Sunday 3 am until 4 pm. The store has a ton of bait supplies. Questions?  Call 518-637-3490 or 518- 354-1468

8. My Other half is here with the kids. What can they do in Schroon?

Go ice-skating at our new rink. The Schroon Lake Library will be celebrating Dr. Seuss and his Birthday. Come one, come all, come celebrate at 12 noon. Hear a favorite Dr. Seuss story, make a craft, and enjoy refreshments. The movie Horton Hears a Who begins at 12:30. Saturday night: The movie Gosnell show at 7 pm the meeting room. This program is FREE! Questions? Call 532-7737 ext. 13.

Back by popular demand, Dr. Pezz and the Barkeaters will help kick off the annual Schroon Lake Fishing Derby Weekend Friday night at Sticks & Stones.

Back by popular demand, Dr. Pezz and the Barkeaters will help kick off the annual Schroon Lake Fishing Derby Weekend Friday night at Sticks & Stones.

9. Where can I hear some great music Friday night?

Sticks and Stones, is the place to go.

10. I need more information about the Derby?

Call 518-532-7953.

The Schroon Lake Community Church's New Worship Space

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This Sunday (March 3) the Schroon Lake Community Church moves into new temporary digs at the location of the former Schroon Lake Tavern.  The service is from 10am – 11am.  After a devastating fire destroyed the church on January 2, services were held at Our Lady of Lourdes.  Here is the official announcement from the Church.

From the church:

“God has graciously guided us to and provided us with this beautiful location. Don’t miss next Sunday for our first service in our temporary location while we rebuild. You may remember it as the Old Tavern in Schroon Lake or some folks called it the Schroon Lake Tavern. Come and support Pastor Lynnette in her new place of worship while rebuilding. 10 am. Worship will include Communion with EVERYONE able to participate. Afterward stay for coffee hour and discussion with Pastor Lynnette”.

 Where and when: 1531 Route 9, Schroon Lake, 12870. 10am – 11am. Coffee hour to follow.

Inside the new space

Inside the new space