Adirondack Shindig Saturday

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This is always a great way to spend a special summer, family friendly day: there’s the yard sale, a preview of the renovations of the historic 1881 church and a concert featuring The North Country Boys and Andy Smith and Bob Gagnon.

 Start your day in the morning at the Adirondack Yard Sale beginning at 9 am and continuing until 3 pm near the Recreation Field, and enjoy the Family Activities Area and take a chance in the basket raffle.

 Adirondack Shindig runs from 11 am until 3 pm. Take a walk through the original doors to see the work done in the newly renovated 1881 Union Church.

This historic structure served the Adirondack area residents and visitors for over a century. The historic building will once again serve the area as the Historical Museum Annex of the Horicon Historical Society. Hear the beautiful sound by ringing the still-operating bell as a donation toward the renovations. 

 The Shindig will feature musical entertainment, desserts and baked goods for sale by J. Gallup Farm. Great food and drinks are available at the Adirondack General Store. Bring your own chairs, get up and dance or sit back, relax, and enjoy a great day.

 The day will benefit The Town of Horicon Historical Society. Sponsored by the Town of Horicon Historical Society and the Town of Horicon.

Where and When:

 Saturday - 8/10/2019

9:00AM - 3:00PM

Free

1881 Union Church, 21 Church Street

Adirondack, NY

The State of The State and Schroon

The State of The State and Schroon

Photo Courtesy Jack Riepe

Schroon Lake was used as an example of how major thoroughfares -- like the proposed  Interstate 98 "Rooftop Highway" between Champlain and Watertown along U.S. Route 11 -- aren’t necessarily always a good idea.

Reacting to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address where the governor mentioned that project, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey said state officials should be cautious about the project, according to a story in today’s Adirondack Daily Enterprise written by Shaun Kittle and Chris Knight.

"My concern is, I go up and down the Northway now, and I see some of the small communities where we used to stop: Schroon Lake, Newcomb, North Hudson," Duprey told the ADE.

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Hoffman Notch Fishing: Access For All

Don Sage, the President of the Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club, is making a passionate plea to reopen to off road vehicles the old trials leading to the ponds of Bailey, Marion, Big and North.

In a letter to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, published on February 23, Sage says that opening the old roads in the Hoffman Notch area will not only allow sportsmen to have easier access, but will also make the NY DEC compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Hoffman Notch should be more accessible

To The editor:

Re: Hoffman unit access:

As the state Adirondack Park Agency and Department of Environmental Conservation look to expand the use of the Hoffman area, we, the sportsmen, request designated routes to the fishing ponds be opened for off-road vehicles. Roads already exist to these ponds: Bailey, Marion, Big and North. DEC policy of denying boats left at these ponds, forcing anglers to carry in and carry out each day, greatly reduces their time to fish. Early morning and late afternoon fishing will not be allowed as time must be spent lugging prams, rowboats, etc., back and forth, in and out daily. The establishing of a designated corridor following the old town roads for off-road vehicles will allow the anglers to spend more time enjoying their sport.

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Adirondack Legend Anne LaBastille

This week we learned of the passing of an Adirondack legend, Anne Labastille. Anne was an author and champion of protecting the Adirondacks from over development. She served as commissioner of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) from 1975 to 1983. Those efforts were not always appreciated, according to Dick Beamish, founder of the Adirondack Explorer magazine. From the New York Times:

“She would always come down on the side of protecting nature. She was reviled for that by those who didn’t believe in the APA or who didn’t believe the APA should be telling people what they can or can’t do with their land.”

LaBastille was the author of several books, among them the Woodsman series, written on an old typewriter from a log cabin on Twitchell Lake in the western Adirondacks. She was born in Montclair, NJ and died on July 1 at a nursing home in Plattsburgh, NY. She was 77.