Schroon's Wash Days: Scrubbing Up on The Past

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If you have kids who have no idea what a clothes line is — then the chances they know about how wash was done “in the olden days” are slim to none. But they can learn a fun little history lesson next Thursday, August 8th, 2019.

That’s when the Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society holds their "Wash Days" program, at the museum, a hands-on program for children to learn how to wash laundry the old fashion way.

From the Society:

“They will haul water to the wash tub, use a bar of soap and a scrub board to wash some good ole' fashion laundry including some fun long johns, use the hand ringer to remove excess water, and then wonder over to hang up laundry on an old fashion clothes line. The event runs from 9:30am -11:30am @ The Schroon North Hudson Historical Society. Free and open to the public! This program is possible with a generous grant from the Stewart's Holiday Matching Grant program!”

Pontooning on our Adirondack Lakes

 

The first boat we ever captained on Schroon Lake was a pontoon -- the year was 2006 and a young Craig Kennedy who had just purchased a stake in Schroon Lake Marina -- was our instructor.  For experienced pontooners you know there’s not much to learn. “Just stay away from the left side of Word of Life Island,” Craig told us. Back then the pontoon boats came with a tube – the case no more.

Thus began our love affair with pontoons, which we rented with regularity, until buying a Sea Ray 180,  to appease the lust for speed and water sports demanded by teenage sons.

As anyone who has ever taken a ride on a pontoon boat knows, t’s the equivalent of taking out your living room into the middle of the lake.

 Along with a bunch of coolers full of food and drink (and even a barbecue if you wanna get really fancy schmancy!) where you and up to as many friends the boat will safely hold, spend the day jumping into the lake, and having a terrific party!

So, with summer ever so close, we wanted to get all you pontoon boat fans into the mood with the above video, from the band Little Big Town. You can read the lyrics, here.

Schroon’s Spring Spruce Up

Under brilliant blue skies and glorious sunny days Spring Fever is gripping Schroon Lake. From landscaping at the Town Golf course, to repairs to the Town Floating docks, there are signs everywhere that Schroon is getting ready early for the season.

The changes at the Golf Course include getting rid of an eyesore patch of a wooded, weedy area behind the barn, Supervisor Mike Marnell told us.

Repairs are planned for the Town tennis courts and they will be ready well in advance of the summer.

Town crews are also making repairs to the town docks and replacing some floats.

“We might have a couple in by this weekend,” Marnell said.

Meanwhile, down at Schroon Lake Marina, Craig Kennedy and his crew have taken advantage of this spectacular week of weather to put in their own floating docks. This time last year rising water in our Spring Floods of 2011 made that task impossible.

In the days ahead a large concrete slab is expected to be lifted into place to extend their boat ramp, currentl;y out of commission.

Are you sprucing up for Spring? Taking the boat out this weekend? Tell us in comments.