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.

 

RIP Linda Warken

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Schroon Laker Linda May Warken. She was 66. From her official obit:

Linda May Warken, 66, of Pottersville went home to be with the Lord on February 4, 2016 after a long struggle with breast cancer. Her devotion to family, and strong faith in Jesus Christ supported her through her struggle and gave her peace in her final days.

Linda was born to Harry and Millie Bollback in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 8, 1949. She spent her early years on the mission field in Brazil, working alongside her family with the Xavanti Indians. Her passion for sharing the love of Christ was evident at a young age, and in 1972 she returned to the mission fields of Brazil as a single missionary.

Linda was blessed with a large and loving family. She married her best friend, Richard Warken on August 30, 1975 in Schroon Lake, NY. They shared a true passion for sharing the gospel, and in 1976 travelled to Mexico for language training before heading to Barcelona, Spain where they spent 12 years founding the local Spanish Word of Life Ministry. They were blessed with three loving children.

After returning to Schroon Lake, New York in 1988, Linda worked as a Kindergarten and Spanish teacher at Mountainside Christian Academy where her passion for people continued to shine. Countless children sat in her classroom, benefiting from her kind and warm spirit – reminded daily that they were loved by “Mrs. Warken” and most importantly loved by Jesus.

Linda is survived by her husband, Rick; her children John, Andy and Cindi and their spouses Kristen, Emily and Kurt and her parents Harry and Millie; her siblings Larry, Elizabeth and Suely; her grandchildren Lily, Claire, River, Bode, Ridge, Jack, Luke and Mae.

There will be visitation hours at Kelly Funeral Home in Schroon Lake, New York on February 7, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm. A Celebration of Linda’s Life will be held at the Jack Wyrtzen Center at Word of Life Bible Institute on Monday February 8 at 3:30 pm with a reception to follow at Mountainside Bible Chapel. The family gratefully declines flowers, but donations would be gladly accepted in her name for The Mountainside Christian Academy Scholarship Fund.