Patchouli with Terra Guitarra, Julie & Bruce

Patchouli with Terra Guitarra, Julie & Bruce

The Folk Festival will kick off this year, Sunday August 11, 2019  (Noon to 5pm)  with the sounds of:

  • Roy Hurd MC with Tim Hartnett & Skip Smithson

  • Tony Trischka, Avery Merritt, Ethan Setiawan and Larry Cook

  • Atwater Donnelly, Aubrey & Elwood

  • Patchouli with Terra Guitarra, Julie & Bruce

  • Phil Henry with Mitch Barron & Jeff Kimball

The event is hosted by the Schroon Lake Arts Council and has become a destination event in the Adirondacks. Bring a smile, a blanket and a chair and relax on the grass in front of the bandshell for an amazing Sunday afternoon.

But did you know the event has direct ties to  folk legend Pete Seeger and Hollywood star Alan Arkin.?  And it’s all because of one Schroon Laker: Flora Wilson Whitty.

We discovered these gems a few years back from former Arts Council President Jack Osbourne, who passed onto us an amazing story about the  history of the fest, written by by Benjamin Pomerance of the Lake Champlain Weekly. 

You can read the full story, kindly reprinted with permission, in here  or download the story here as it appears in the Lake Champlain Weekly.

Dan Berggren and Darlene Gregson also get special mentions for their efforts in bringing the festival to life! Dan and Darlene also helped launch a special the festival, which you can about read here.

Schroon Lake’s Adirondack Arts and Crafts Fair


It’s never too early to stock up on some ADK themed gifts or grab some take home memories of your stay in our area. This fair is  every Thursday on the grassy area outside the Schroon Lake Town Hall.

The day starts at 10am and goes through to 3pm. You won’s be disappointed: There’s Dave's Local Honey, Maple Syrup & Balsam Pillows,Tom's Hand Crafted Soaps, Mickey Caputo-Abbott's Everyday Ceramics, Bert's Jams & Jellies, Jim's Handcrafted Jewelry Boxes, Berdie's Catnip, Wallets & Coasters, and Al Massa Birdhouses, Bat Houses and more. Birdhouse can be made to order from $50. 


Be Careful Out There Today



Be careful out there:  the photo above was taken on Main Street Schroon earlier today by Mickey Planty. There's just enough of the white stuff  in our area to make things very tricky. Early today several people suffered minor injuries after  a bus, transporting 36 SUNY Maritime College students, slid off the road and went over a barrier on Route 28N in the town of Minerva, according to NY State Police.

The students had attended a leadership retreat in Newcomb and were heading to the Bronx. From News Channel 10:

The tour bus was being driven by W&D Tours, of Brooklyn and was southbound on State Route 28N when it slid off the west shoulder of the roadway. The bus toppled over the guide-rail, rolled down an embankment, and came to rest upside down against a tree. 

Heavy snow was falling at the time of the crash, but it’s not known yet if the weather was a factor.

Four of the passengers were transported by rescue from the scene to Glens Falls Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  The remaining passengers were transported by school bus from the scene to Minerva Central School, for temporary shelter.  Sixteen of the the remaining passengers were later transported to Glens Falls Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The State Police were assisted at the scene by Minerva, Johnsburg, Indian Lake, Newcomb, and North Warren rescue squads.  The State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit also responded to the scene to assist with the accident investigation.

Schroon Lake Snow Show

Photo By Mark Piper

With just 18 days left until the beginning of Spring, the snow  -- missing for most of the winter -- continues to fall this Thursday morn. So far, the roads are in good shape, thanks to the Highway Department. The most recent forecast from the National Weather Service predicts accumulations up to 7 inches for the Schroon area. If you know about a cancellation, let us know in comments. If you are not in Schroon, enjoy the snow show after the jump:

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