Canadian Rock-Folk Band RPR Plays Schroon Tuesday

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RPR, a Canadian folk-rock band known for its amazing live shows, closes out the Tuesday night Boathouse summer concert series, proudly sponsored by the Schroon Lake Arts Council.

From the band’s official bio:

“RPR, known for its soaring vocals and huge harmonies, showcases several genres of music .Running the spectrum from stirring anthems to whisper-gentle ballads, RPR’s songs evoke joy, tears and laughter with a dynamic tapestry of musical styles that range from folk, rock and blues traditions in unique and refreshing ways. It’s cinematic storytelling from four captivating songwriters.

Together since 2012, RPR have regularly played throughout Canada and the US, as well as three UK tours to date. Appearing on festival stages, concert series, music halls, theatres, town halls and beyond, RPR continue to win new fans along the way.
The band has released two CDs, 
Trans Atlantic in 2013 and the latest, Longview. The new record features twelve songs that showcase the songwriting and musicianship like never before.

"Gorgeous harmonies [that] make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. The rock influence may be there, but it doesn’t disguise the heartfelt lyrics these guys write. These are songs that inevitably leave you speechless... they are all gifted songwriters"
(Roots Music Canada 2018)

For ticket information, click here.

The Manchurian Candidate Comes to Schroon's Seagle Music Colony

Photo: Seagle Music Colony

Photo: Seagle Music Colony

This week The Seagle Music Colony continues to bring new opera to the stage with the east coast premiere of The Manchurian Candidate, which opens on Wednesday night.

NCPR’s Todd Moe talks to Seagle Artistic Director Darren Woods and the opera’s librettist Mark Campbell about this new work, based on the novel by Richard Condon.

Click here to listen to the interview. Click here for ticket information.

Schroon's 2019 Citizen of the Year: Meet John Welch

By Susan Palisano

Executive Director

Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

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“The Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 Citizen of the Year award, John Welch.  John was nominated by the community for this honor in recognition of his significant contributions in his role as lead groomer for the Schroon Lake – North Hudson Snowmobile Club.

John was born and raised in Schroon Lake. He is married to his wife Leanna, and has one son, two step-children and 2 step-grandchildren.  John and Leanna have owned and operated J&L Automotive here in Schroon Lake for over 20 years. John loves camping, riding his UTV, spending time with family, and of course, snowmobiling.

In selecting Welch, the Chamber’s Board of Directors noted a particular theme in all the nominations received: his tireless, selfless dedication to keeping the snowmobile trails in top condition and willingness to always assist those in need.  John’s efforts directing the groomers and spending long hours into the early morning (after a hard day’s work) grooming the trails ensure that both local and visiting snowmobilers have a fun, safe and enjoyable experience. His devotion to maintaining the trails and consistently going above and beyond were also recognized this year by the NY State Snowmobile Association – John was named “Groomer of the Year” at the NYSSA 2019 Conference in Niagara Falls.

The Chamber of Commerce will recognize John with a reception in his honor on Tuesday, June 25 at 6pm at Witherbee’s Restaurant. Tickets are $18 per person and are available for purchase at the Chamber office. Reservations must be made in advance by no later than Sunday, June 23. Please contact the Chamber at 518-532-7675 or email us at director@schroonlakechamber.org for more information”.

Contact: Susan Palisano, Executive Director at 518) 532-7675.