Schroon Lake and Beyond: Profiles of our Neighbors


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.