Seagle Music Colony's Vesper Concert Sunday, August 11

The traditional Seagle selfie at last week’s Guild Luncheon at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing.. Proudly hosted by the SMC Guild

The traditional Seagle selfie at last week’s Guild Luncheon at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing.. Proudly hosted by the SMC Guild

From our friends at the Seagle Music Colony;

“Don't forget - this Sunday, August 11 is the first 2019 SMC Vespers Concert at 5:00 pm. Join the 2019 SMC artists for a concert of sacred solo and choral music. The concerts are FREE with a suggested donation of $10 per person.

After the concert - be sure to stick around for the 2019 Seagle Music Colony, Inc. Annual Meeting. All members in good standing are invited to the meeting. If you're unsure of your membership status, please give us a call or send us a message, by clicking 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 Rosemarie Ritson

As many readers know, The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director, Patrick Siler. In a letter published yesterday, Tony Kostecki, President of the Chamber, offers his heartfelt gratitude to Rosemarie Ritson, who has been the public face of the Chamber's Office on Main Street, for more than three decades. Schroon Laker wishes only the very best for Rosemarie, who has been an invaluable resource for our website, a fount on knowledge and wisdom, who offered us her support as we have grown over the last four years. Rosemarie, we look forward to seeing you around town.

From Tony Kostecki:

"After a year of thoughtful consideration the Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce board concluded that a full time executive director was needed to address the challenges of our local businesses, residents and visitors.

As a result of this decision, the position of office secretary was eliminated. Mrs. Rosemarie Ritson filled that position for over 30 years and assisted countless visitors in maximizing their enjoyment of our town and the surrounding communities. Her vast knowledge of local history and her passion for Schroon Lake cannot go unacknowledged, so I wish to offer the board’s and the town’s heartfelt thanks for her service and her support.

The chamber board is working to find the best way to express our gratitude to Rosemarie in a meaningful and permanent way, but for now, please accept this letter of thanks on behalf of the chamber board and the Schroon Lake community. Thank you, Rosemarie!"

Tony Kostecki, President, Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

On Board With The New Board

Photo: Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce President Tony Kostecki

Photo: Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce President Tony Kostecki

At its December meeting, Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce members elected a new President, Vice President and board of directors.

The new President is Tony Kostecki, from the Seagle Colony, officially taking over a role he has been filling in since former President Mike Bush had to step down mid-term, due to his travel schedule with his position at Word Of Life.

The new Vice President is Shelby Davis, a venerable whirl-wind who has had her hand in multiple Chamber events since settling in Schroon just two short years ago, when she and her partner Chris Palmatier opened Mr. P’s Mountain Smokehouse and Shelby’s Kitchen Therapy.

“We really want to grow the Chamber and its membership,” Shelby Davis told Schroon Laker today

The secretary-treasurer is Pete Johnson and the board members are Anthony Ruiz, Sharon Piper and Tim Vanderwhiele.

Editors Note: We goofed. An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Julie Saywers as a board member and had mistakenly omitted Anthony Ruiz. We sincerely apologize for the error.