Schroon’s July 4th Week 2019 : What You Need To Know


Updated July, 2 with new Witherbee’s Open Mic information*

Schroon’s July 4th Week: What you need To Know.

Sun, sand, music, beer, great grub: Welcome to Schroon and our July 4th week of fun and celebration. (Click bolded text below for the story link)

Saturday it was Big Time Kitty, rocking out the crowd at the Paradox Brewery Beer tent, where the new Weather series dropped.

Other folks got to experience first hand what life is like on the World of Life Island and it was also the Schroon-North Hudson’s Historical Society opening day.

Sunday: Get out and enjoy the day: Take a stroll down Main Street and check out all that’s new. From the Town Pavilion, the gardens in our Town Park and Town Beach. Grab a hotdog and catch the great view and check out the new menu at Vine and Barely, atop the Town Store.

For those already missing their bagels, click here to learn how you can get your fix.

Mark Piper leads the Thursday Night Mic at Witherbee’s! Mark is also playing the Dock Street Stage on July 4th from 2pm - 3pm.

Mark Piper leads the Thursday Night Mic at Witherbee’s! Mark is also playing the Dock Street Stage on July 4th from 2pm - 3pm.

Check out New York's newest campground: Frontier Town Campground and Equestrian and Day Use Area. The park features 91 equestrian, RV, trailer and tent camping areas along the Schroon River!

Monday, July 1, it’s the acoustic music jam at the boat house, on Dock Street, proudly sponsored by the Schroon Lake Arts Council.

At the Strand Theatre there’s a live pianist accompanying a selection of Buster Keaton films, starting at 8pm.

On July 2 at the Schroon Lake Library there’s “A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program” for kids. CLICK HERE FR DETAILS. Also, their Mah Jong Group meets every Tuesday from 1-4 p.m. during the summer months. The club is for anyone who loves the game, wants to meet new people and have some fun.

And from July 2nd to August 30, every Tuesday there are guided paddling Tours.

On Wednesday, July 3, it’s the opening night of the Seagle Music Colony Production of Evita. Click here for tickets. THEY ARE SELLING FAST.

The Friends of Schroon Lake Library start their summer hours on Wednesday and Saturday, beginning at 10 am - 2pm. (The basement of the Hudson Headwaters Health Building.

And Wednesday night, July3, it’s Square Damning Time!


Here is the link for the official the 65th Annual Schroon Lake July 4th Celebration. A new event this year is the mile dash, starting at 5.30. Details here.

Thursday — there’s an early Open Mic night at Witherbee’s Carriage House, hosted by Mark Piper. (5pm - 9 pm)

Friday is the last day to sign up for the Town’s Swimming Lessons.


Spring Wakes Up Schroon Lake


With the arrival of spring in the Adirondacks, come the season’s blooms, returning wild life and the opening of camps and seasonal businesses.

And so it is in Schroon, with this weekend’s re-opening of the Patti Mehm’s Towne Store on Main Street.  Spring hours Fri & Sat 10am - 4pm  and Sun 11am - 4pm.

We are also hearing that Drake’s Restaurant is getting ready to re-open, -- but without Chef Lorenzo Cecunjanin and his wife Jasmina. (We will have full report soon!).

DeCesare’s recently hosted a fundraiser for the SLCS Class of 2016.

DeCesare’s recently hosted a fundraiser for the SLCS Class of 2016.

DeCesare fans rejoice: There are new hours are Wednesday 4pm – 8 pm, Thursday 4pm – 8pm, Friday 4pm – 9pm Saturday 4pm - 9pm and Sunday 11:30 am – 8pm.

And it’s just a short month away until Sticks and Stones goes 7 days a week for lunch and dinner!

Spring hours for the Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club Bar are Friday nights from 5 – 9pm and Saturday from 12pm – 7pm. The club is closed on Sundays.

And Save The Date: Witherbee's Carriage House will be hosting a Kentucky Derby Party, Saturday May 7th at 4:00pm!  There will be Mint Juleps (and other Kentucky Bourbon Specials). There’s a contest for the best "Derby Hat." 

The Sounds Of a Rave Review For Schroon Lake Central School


Roger Peace recently flagged us to the letter he wrote to The Sun, about the amazing performance and staging of The Sound of Music, by the Schroon Lake Central School. Roger captures the spirit of what was an event that folks will be talking about for years to come.


And if Roger ever quits his day job, he has a solid career ahead of him as a theatre reviewer.

To the Editor:

As the lights dimmed and everyone took their seats, you could sense the excitement in the theater. The famous melody “The Sound of Music” filled the air and the curtain opened leading to an incredible two hours of outstanding singing, acting and theatrical showmanship.

The cast, stagehands, music and technology teachers, directors, producers and many more of Schroon Lake Central School had prepared an outstanding performance for all in attendance.


Maria, played by Natalie Stout, a senior, displayed the acting maturity and vocal excellence of an aspiring Broadway sensation. The leading man, Ben Wisser, convincingly drew the audience to believe he was Captain Von Trapp with class and dignity.

Each supporting role as introduced throughout the evening was inspiring, believable and musically pleasing to hear. Acting by Harrison Gereau, Alora Bearor, Kris Stout, Micka Stout and the entire cast showed the depth of talent in our community.

The voices of Ashlyn Lough, Emily Masonville, Joe Slatterpryce, Wisdom Reel, the Von Trapp children, and many more made for an enjoyable evening of music. Each Von Trapp child was cast appropriately, which made for an enjoyable evening of laughter and storyline that would make any professional director proud.

The ladies choir consisting of students, staff, and community members filled the auditorium with wonderful harmony and a full sound.

One cannot think of the “Sound of Music” without recalling the role of Max Detweiler. Max, an eccentric socialite with a touch of genius for self-awareness and preservation, was delivered by Levi Williams. Levi owned the part with pure authenticity, and natural ability, leaving the audience in tears of laughter much of the evening.

As one who was in the audience, it was refreshing to see students use their gifts and abilities to bring a smile to faces and a spirit of joy to our school auditorium. For two hours, in that crowded hall, the students drew the audience into their hearts and scenes to deliver a beautiful evening of musical and acting delight. What a treasure trove of talent in Schroon Lake.

Thank you, Schroon Lake Central School students, faculty, staff, and volunteers for a wonderful evening. You were an inspiration and example of what can happen when you work hard, work together, and have fun in the midst of all. Well done, and bravo to each and everyone!

Roger L. Peace, Jr.

Aiming For Kentucky

Let’s all help the Schroon Lake Central School’s Archery Team score a bullseye and help send their archers to National Championship in Kentucky!.

Besides today’s car wash and bake sale, the team has a GoFundMe page at

There’s another fundraiser  -- a community archery shoot off -- on Friday, May 6 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon at the Schroon Lake Central School gym.

The cost is $5 per person. Proceeds from all events with benefit each student  -- who are also doing their own fundraising -- to cover travel and accommodation costs in Louisville, Kentucky, where the Nationals are scheduled for May 12 -14.