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A former eye sore in the middle of town will once again be transformed into an oasis of vegetables and flowers, with the 2nd Annual Schroon Lake Community Garden set for re-planting next month.
Three new raised beds have been added to the garden -- between the Higher Ground Coffee Shop and the Glens Falls Bank -- bringing the number of adoptable plots to 22.
As of Monday afternoon, only 5 plots were left for adopting, organizer Sharon Piper told Schroon Laker.
“The Garden was a huge success last year. We had a waiting list of folks who missed out who were able to adopt a bed this year,” Sharon said.
Besides beautifying the once drab, weed strewn vacant lot, the garden provided real benefits to individuals and the local Food Bank.
“Folks grew veggies for themselves and the Lions Club took out pounds of fresh produce for the Food Bank”.
Photo Credit: Judy Batson
While we’ve spotted a few boats zipping up and down the lake this weekend, we are pretty sure we were among the first – if not the very first – to put in our kayaks Friday and take advantage of the warm sun kissed afternoon.
We put in just south of Witherbee’s and paddled across to a sandy beach on the east side of the lake, enjoyed a few moments improving our tans, before heading back. The wind made our return a slightly choppy ride. And if your venturing out so early in the season, make sure you are wearing a life preserver, ABC "Anything But Cotton" and be extremely mindful of just how cold the water temperature is.
If you don't, the consequences can be deadly, warns John Warren, of the Adirondack Almanack
And finally this week, a reminder that everyone in boats under 21 feet in length, regardless of age, are required by state law to wear a personal flotation device through May 1st. While daytime temperatures may reach into the 50s, waters temperatures remain in the mid to lower 30s and the danger of hypothermia and drowning from falling into cold water is elevated.
What a glorious day! The sun is shinning, the kids are out of school and many of us have the day off. We took this photo this morning from the boat ramp and having the sun kiss us was a true blessing. With Easter and Passover there's a lot happening.
Saturday Easter Egg Hunt
The Mountainside Bible Chapel is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt at 10 am in the Town Park for Pre- K to Grade 5. Bring your Easter Egg baskets and call 518 532-7128 ext 1 to leave a message to let the Bunny know you are coming.
Sunday Easter Egg Hunt
Stewart's. 11am to 3pm. Try and find the eggs hidden in the store for prizes.
Mr P.'s Mountain Smokehouse, Morning Star Bistro and Decesare's Pizza will be closed on Easter Sunday.
Other Opens and Closes
True North Yoga will be closed Saturday, but will reopen on Easter Sunday for regular classes.
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All aboard if you'd like to help out and get in on the action for Schroon's first ever Opening Weekend. Organizer Shelby Davis is hosting an open house at Mr. P's for all those interested in lending their support to the official launch of the Summer Season on Thursday, April 5, 9 am.
Meanwhile, the first entrant into the Boat Parade has signed up. From Shelby:
Just received our first registration for the Boat Parade! Thanks Warren County Undersherriff Michael Badger, we are looking forward to seeing the Marine Detail on the lake 5/26 and in the parade!