Welcome to our second installment of our new revamped Profiles section. Meet Steve Holmes, co-owner of Sticks & Stones.
Name? Steve Holmes
Where do you live? North-West shore of Friends Lake
Full time? Part time? Seasonal? Full time
When did you move here or discover this part of paradise? 2001
Where did you grow up? Loudonville (Albany area)
How do you -- or did you -- make a living? Restaurant business
How do you spend your free time? With my family, boating, snowmobiling, skiing, hiking, wine and dine, golf etc.
Coffee, Tea, or…? Coffee
What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday? Up early, coffee by the lake, walk the dogs, go for a swim, go boating cook on the grill lakeside, sip red wine by the fire pit after sunset.
What’s your favorite local restaurant? Sticks & Stones of course! (Or the Main St. Ice Cream Parlor in Chestertown)
Favorite season(s) and why? Fall. Weather is great, crowds are not too heavy, scenery is spectacular.
What’s on your nightstand? Cell phone and/or laptop and glasses unless they are on my head.
What are you listening to? Van Morrison Radio on Pandora
What are your current addictions? Good red wine, candy, ADK!
Who/what makes you laugh? My father (and my family)
Talent you would most like to have? Sing and play the guitar! Apparently it skipped a generation to my daughters!
What’s the best kept secret about Schroon Lake and or surrounding areas? Friends Lake
What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? That I cared and would always help out.