Posts Tagged ‘Johnsburg’

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Town of Johnsburg to hold May 9 public workshop for comprehensive plan

Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning logo.

Johnsburg, NY – The Town of Johnsburg invites all interested members of the public to attend a workshop at the North Creek Fire House on Thursday, May 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This update to the Town’s 2004 Comprehensive Plan will be used to guide and shape the future of the Town. Public input is vital to the development of this plan and all interested community members are encouraged to be an active part of the process.

This is the third public workshop held so far in the planning process. The goal of this workshop is to receive public feedback on the draft goals for the plan which have been developed through input received from the community survey and the previously held public workshop.

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Johnsburg comprehensive plan workshop set for Feb. 28

Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning logo.

Johnsburg, NY – The Town of Johnsburg Comprehensive Plan Committee will host a virtual public meeting for the ongoing comprehensive planning process on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend and participate. The virtual workshop will include an overview of the comprehensive planning process to date and moderated discussions with community members on issues such as housing, land use, economic development, and community facilities.

Those interested in attending can join using this link http://tinyurl.com/3yc677f7.

No registration is required.

For additional information on the plan or to follow its progress, visit the project website or follow along on Facebook @Johnsburgcompplan.

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Friday, February 9, 2024

The Roosevelts of Johnsburg

The 1858 Chace map of Warren County has all three of Nicholas4 children. Catharine is living with husband J. D. Dunn; Nicholas V is N. Roosevelt north of Nobels Corners and Robert is R. G. Roosevelt to the south at the old Elm Hill estate.

Amid the obscure graves in the Johnsburg Methodist Church cemetery just south of Route 8, are four markers bearing one of the most famous last names in U.S. history. The interred – Nicholas, a second Nicholas, Robert, and Catharine – were all Roosevelts. But were these the Roosevelts, related to two American presidents? And, if they were, how did they end up in the North Country?
By tracing the lineage of these Johnsburg Roosevelts, we discover something surprising. Not only did our local branch have ties to national politics, but they also have an outsized impact on politics, real estate, and even the economy of the Adirondacks.

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Monday, October 16, 2023

A visit to Asa Adirondack Labyrinth

Asa Adirondack Labyrinth.

My mother and I met Christine Powers at the Adirondack Labyrinth a little after 9 a.m. this morning [ October 11.] It was a chilly day in Johnsburg in a beautiful setting with birch trees, two ponds, and the babbling Kibby Creek. There was a sign instructing us to park outside the gate, sign in, and walk to the gazebo.  There was a lovely (much welcomed) fire. Christine greeted us, [and] offered chairs and blankets. We were scheduled for last Saturday, but it poured all day, so Christine was gracious enough to invite us for an early appointment today.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The Return of “Echoes in These Mountains,” book release & signing set for Dec. 10

echoes in the mountains book

Echoes in These Mountains was my first award-winning book. Published in 2008, it tells the stories behind 55 historic sites in the Township of Johnsburg, Warren County. The book was well received and the original run of 1,500 copies sold out years ago. With folks asking for up to $114 for a used copy “signed by the author” (eBay emphasis, the original retail price was $16.95), I decided it was time
for a second edition. I used the opportunity to fix some typos, but also to expand the original manuscript with additional historic photographs and added new research and analysis.

The expanded second edition, now totaling 512 pages, will be officially released at a special program on December 10 at the Town of Johnsburg Library [located on] Main Street [in] North Creek, NY. The new edition includes additional documentation of a French & Indian War warpath that passed through the area including pictures of a Revolutionary-Era “cannon” found unearthed along a local dirt road years ago, cannon balls of different diameters found in a garden in Bakers Mills by a local resident and a Revolutionary War French bayonet found near the east shore of Loon Lake.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The Place I Live: Johnsburg

north creek aerial

When we travel I tell folks we live in UPSTATE NY – not NYC. Explain we live on a dirt road 7 miles from the general store – which burned down 10 years ago and has not been re-built.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Above is a picture son Adam took recently from the summit of Crane Mt. (In Johnsburg, where we were married June 1971) looking west. See the house just to the left of the center of the photograph with the green roof? Not ours… you can’t see ours. Ours, although two story and 36’x50’, is buried under the cluster of orange trees an inch or two to the right.

House 85 ft set back from the dirt road – but you can’t see that either. Buried under the trees.

Main body of water is Garnet Lake; 70% of which is NYS “Forever Wild.” Water to the upper left is not a river; Lixard Pond is surrounded by wild lands. 50 miles of “forever wilds” borders our 27 acre “backyard.”

Editor’s note: Thanks to Glenn for sharing this. Let’s see if we can turn this into a series! Share what you love about your part of the Adirondacks. What makes it special? Send your “The Place I Live” commentary to Melissa Hart: editor@adirondackalmanack.com.


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region grants $25,000 to 22 local organizations

NORTH CREEK — The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region (CFGMR) has awarded over $25,000 in grants to 22 organizations serving the towns of Chester, Horicon, Johnsburg, Minerva and Schroon.

 

A component fund of Adirondack Foundation, CFGMR was established in 2005 and awards grants annually to community organizations in the greater Gore Mountain region in support of community beautification, historic preservation, culture and the arts, education, recreation and programs for youth, seniors and veterans. The fund has awarded more than $235,000 in grants since inception.

 

“Our list of grant recipients this year shows the tremendous scope of organizations working to enhance the communities of the Gore Mountain region,” said Mindy Preuninger of the CFGMR committee. “From supporting programs for kids and youth to historic preservation and community revitalization, the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region is committed to supporting the people and organizations who work tirelessly to give back.”

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Sunday, March 13, 2022

Challenges of Researching Local History: The Grist Mill at Cooper’s Falls

Cooper's Falls

Tracking down documentation of historic sites can be a real challenge, especially so here in the Adirondacks when the historic site may be little known or perhaps the site even lost in enveloping forest growth.

Some time ago I was approached by friend Evelyn Greene. Evelyn is a daughter of the famous Adirondack environmentalist, Paul Schaefer, and is a great explorer of the local woods. Evelyn told me about an abutment near a picturesque waterfall on the North Creek stream, about 3.6 miles upstream of where the steam enters the Hudson River at the village of North Creek. She wondered if I knew anything about it and wondered if there had ever been a mill there. Despite all my research on 55 historic sites in the Town of Johnsburg for my first book, Echoes in These Mountains, I replied I knew nothing about it.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Logging Classes Planned in Johnsburg

mike burns from professional forestry servicesCornell Cooperative Extension is set to offer two Game of Logging courses in October.

On October 24th the Game of Logging Level 1 course will focus on introducing the participant to open face felling and to develop techniques to safely fall a tree. Topics include: personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Ed Zahniser: Part of Your Barn Is on Me

Big John Dalaba spoke of his land as himself. A few years before he died in 1951, he and my father Howard Zahniser stood looking out at the view of Crane Mountain from our cabin that his daughter Pansy and husband Harold Allen built on the part of the family farm Big John and his wife Hester had deeded to them as a wedding gift in 1938.

A corner of the cowshed built onto Pansy and Harold’s barn still sat on the Dalaba farm, not on the gifted part, which my father and mother Howard and Alice Zahniser had bought in 1946. Harold and Pansy then sought to move downhill to a larger, flatter farm with far better road access for the long, cold, snowy winters. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Local Broadband Symposium Planned for North Creek

DSL service in Adirondack Park The Town of Johnsburg is set to host a Broadband Symposium on March 15th at 6:30 pm in The Tannery Pond Community Center, to review the results since February 2018 of the new NY Broadband Program in Warren County.

The presentations will focus on customers connected, new customer connections being made, and future plans by Frontier Communications, Slic Network Solutions, and HughesNet. » Continue Reading.


Monday, February 11, 2019

Voting Workshop Planned For North Creek

Town of Johnsburg Library illustrationThe Town of Johnsburg Library has announced an upcoming Civil Liberties Workshop, set for Thursday, February 28 from 6 to 7 pm.

Wendy L. Johnston, Assistant Professor of Political Science at SUNY Adirondack will speak on the importance of voting, changes to New York State’s voter registration requirements, and tools citizens can use to help inform their vote. » Continue Reading.


Friday, December 21, 2018

Featured Hike: Crane Mountain, Johnsburg

crane mountain trailCrane Mountain is part of the Wilcox Lake Wild Forest and is considered a jewel of the southern Adirondacks. It is the highest peak in the region, offering expansive views and a spectacular open ridgeline.

The 1.75-mile Crane Mountain Trail begins at the parking lot at the end of Ski Hi Road. It travels nearly due north up a very steep section of the mountain and includes two ladders, one of which is 30 feet against a steep rock wall. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, August 25, 2018

Poetry: At Sodom Community Church

At Sodom (NY) Community Church

“Restoration can follow”
says the preacher of our litanies of loss.
His name is Oliver, no ordinary guy.
Of the gift of tongues he will allow
an incident in Desert Storm, glossed
by Holy Spirit wind. A Bedouin came by
by camel with a child needing–needing
what!? “One of our Assemblies of God boys
prayed that someone understand.
And God said ‘Why don’t you?'” Heeding
which he did, reducing Babel’s noise
to apprehend the need at hand.
At hand today: Oliver’s stated theme:
“Except the Lord build, we build in vain”
–from Ezra’s ancient Hebrew book.
Grief and loss can blossom as a fruited plain
and compost be more and sweeter than it seem.
Lift another rock; take another look.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Charges On Illegal ATV Trail At Crane Mountain

No ATV sign courtesy Flickr user Peter BlanchardNYS Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Ranger Arthur Perryman reported that he received information indicating an illegal all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trail was being constructed from privately owned lands onto New York State Adirondack Forest Preserve lands in the Town of Johnsburg. » Continue Reading.



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