American Pickers: Scratching at Schroon!!!

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Our recent post about TV’s American Pickers – heading to our area – seems to have paid off! With over 6,160 folks  reached via our post on Schroon's  Facebook Page, and thousands more on the www.schroonlaker,com website, we got the buzz going.

It looks like Witherbee’s Carriage House, is on the short list of potentials – as the producers of the show consider who will make the cut for a visit by Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, who have made a business of traveling around the country in search of hidden gems.


And as we all know, Witherbee’s is a living museum of Schroon and ADK history.

From Witherbee’s:

Ok friends of Witherbee's Carriage House, now is the time we need your help! We have received an e-mail from an associate producer of AMERICAN PICKERS! They have an interest in our antique collection and have requested more information and pictures. You can help get them here by calling 1-800-OLD-RUST, or e-mailing Please help us put the beautiful  Town of Schroon Lake in the national eye!

An Update on Bella

Last July we reported on the plight of Jessie Gail Sander, and her family's search for their missing pooch Bella – who vanished on the night of the 4th on Pottersville Road. In Schroon Lake. Sadly, her whereabouts remains a mystery.

From Jessie: “Hello everyone. I haven't posted in a long while but I need to post today for my Bella. She has been missing for over 9 months now and I still miss her everyday. She got out of our camper on the night of the 4th of July. She had on her tags, her tail is not docked, she is not spayed, and she is unfortunately not micro chipped. She is a German Short-Haired Pointer and is my family’s baby.

She is around 9 years old and is a friendly, playful girl. She was lost on Pottersville Rd. in Schroon Lake. Please if you know anything about her or have seen her please comment of call my number. It kills me not knowing what has happened to my baby girl. Please if you know ANYTHING tell me. Thank you! My number is 845-803-6696. Just leave me a message when you call”.

Celebrating Those Who Make A Difference

Everyone who lives, vacations or has a second home in our area  -- Schroon Lake, Paradox, North Hudson and Severance --  has chosen this place for one reason: WE LOVE IT!!!

And the reason for our passionate love affair is because our area is made richer by the amazing efforts of an army of service organizations and volunteers, who work tirelessly to improve the quality of life.

And each year the Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates those who make a difference with their annual Citizen/Organization of the Year Award. From Tammy Whitty-Brown, Executive Director of the Chamber:

“If you know a person or organization that you feel should be recognized for their contributions to our community, the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce wants to hear from you.

The Chamber of Commerce established the Citizen of the Year award in 1976 to honor an area resident or organization that has made a significant and sustained contribution to the quality of life in Schroon Lake.  The Chamber of Commerce will honor the 38th person or organization at its Annual Dinner in June 2015.

Nominations for the 2015 award should include the accomplishments for which this person or organization should be honored. Please provide details of their achievements, volunteer endeavors, community service, efforts to improve the quality of life, and personal characteristics that you believe qualify the nominee as Citizen/Organization of the Year.  The nominee need not be a Chamber of Commerce member, but must reside in the Town of Schroon, North Hudson, Paradox, or Severance. 

Any individual or organization may submit a nomination via email to  Please include your name and contact information in the email. All nominations must be received by May 16, 2015. Call the Chamber office at (518) 532-7675 for more information."