Lake George, NY—The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP), a program of The Nature Conservancy, has wrapped up its 2023 hemlock woolly adelgid treatments on Lake George’s Dome Island.
John Apperson donated Dome Island to the Conservancy in 1956. It was one of the first land donations to the organization.
“John entrusted this island to The Nature Conservancy, and we are honored to carry out his wishes by being a responsible steward of this Lake George landmark,” said Peg Olsen, Adirondack Director of The Nature Conservancy in New York. » Continue Reading.
Magical Attractions Will Transform the LakeGeorge, N.Y., Area into the Northeast’s New Wintertime Destination for Family Entertainment
LAKEGEORGE, N.Y. – This winter, LakeGeorge, N.Y., will welcome a pair of magical celebrations to delight people of all ages:
• In December, LakeGeorgeWinter‘s Dream, a brand-new outdoor immersive multimedia experience, will unfold at the Fort William Henry historical fortress. Surrounding visitors in light, sound, original music, video projection and interactivity, the experience will recall the rich emotions, sensations and magic of the winter season. The attraction will unfold in the Fort’s outdoor courtyard and on its four bastions. » Continue Reading.
Upgrading or replacing an aging or failing septic system is one of the best things you can do to protect Lake George from harmful algal blooms. But, it does come at a price. Here are two ways to reduce the expense. » Continue Reading.
Nonprofit organizations located in the Adirondack region, including the Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA), the Saranac Lake Civic Center, and the Lake George Association have recently announced that new staff/board members have been added to their teams. Please see below for details on these appointments.
Reception October 25, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at the Kelly Adirondack Center This event is free and open to the public.
The Dalton-Loines Family Papers Between 2019 and 2022 Sylvia Rogal Pope donated her collection of documents, photographs, and ephemera from the Dalton-Loines family to the Adirondack Research Library. In 2022, Phyllis Modley donated a guestbook filled with additional memories. The Dalton-Loines Family Papers consists mainly of materials that focus on their lake houses in the Northwest Bay of Lake George. » Continue Reading.
State DOT Commissioner Dominguez scheduled to give remarks
Lake George, NY — The 2023 Adirondack Champlain Regional Salt Summit will convene on October 3, with registration at 7:30 a.m. and the program concluding at 3 p.m., at the Fort William Henry Hotel Conference Center as well as online. It is open to everyone interested in maintaining safe winter roads while also protecting the environment and saving money through road salt reduction and best management practices. Past participants include highway crews, elected officials, building and grounds managers, business owners, winter maintenance contractors, and freshwater protection organizations. Registration and attendance are free. » Continue Reading.
The Lake George Association invites residents, businesses, and visitors to help get rid of trash that harms the Lake’s water quality and aquatic life
Lake George, NY- The Lake George Association (LGA), in partnership with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, the Village of Lake George, and the Lake George Waterkeeper, will host the first annual “Clean Up Lake George” event on Sunday, September 17, 2023, in Lake George Village. Residents, businesses, and visitors are encouraged to participate in removing trash from the shoreline and in the water to protect water quality and aquatic plants and animals.
Lake George, NY – The region’s planning and economic development organization, the Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board (LCLGRPB) is hosting the 2nd annual Forward Together Conference on October 5th, 2023, at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid from 8 a.m. to noon. This half-day event focuses on issues that impact the region and its communities, and includes transportation funding and partnerships, community asset-based planning and revitalization opportunities, and small business assistance programs.
To understand the history of outboard racing in Hague on northern Lake George, we need to go back to the early days of the Lake George Regatta Association (LGRA), an organization founded in Hague in 1880 and originally called the Hague Rowing Club. The name was a misnomer as they also hosted diving, swimming, and canoeing competitions, along with inboard regattas, attracting competitors mainly from Hague and Bolton.
My grandfather competed regularly in his inboard race boats as did his older son, my Uncle Bob. They both did well, but were no match for Count Casimir Mankowski, who won the Gold Cup in 1913 at Alexandria Bay in his boat Ankle Deep, earning the right for the LGRA to host the 1914 race on Lake George. In 1933, George Reis won the Gold Cup with his boat El Lagarto, returning the race to Lake George, where he also won the Cup in 1934 and 1935.
My dad, Jack Henry, was too young to race the powerful, expensive inboards during those early years. But with a father and older brother who spent their summers tuning, repairing, and racing boats, it was pretty much predestined that he would also develop a passion for boats and speed. But with the advent of the Depression, the LGRA disbanded, and Dad never got to race.
A Record of Leadership Highlighted by Landmark Accomplishments
Lake George, NY— Eric J. Siy, president of the Lake George Association (LGA), has announced that he will be leaving his post at the end of the year. Siy successfully led the LGA through its merger with The FUND for Lake George in July 2021. Prior to his current position, Siy served as executive director of The FUND since 2012.
In making the announcement Siy said, “I could not be more pleased or proud of all we have accomplished and all we are now doing to make Lake George a working model for freshwater protection. Driving our breakthrough progress is a powerful combination of partnership, innovation, education, and direct investment, guided by science. It’s a tested formula that works.”
Cotten hopes to raise $50,000 for Silver Camp Swim Lessons and waterfront safety
Scott Cotten is a third generation Silver Bayer. Cotten and his family have been visiting Silver Bay since 1936 when his grandfather honeymooned at Silver Bay. In 1986, Cotten met his wife at Silver Bay during the first day of summer orientation for the summer employes. And in 1988 he said “I do” in the Helen Hughes Memorial Chapel at Silver Bay YMCA.
Now Cotten is ready to give back to the place that he considers an integral part of who he is, and he decided that there is no better way to do that than by combining two of his passions: Silver Bay YMCA and Lake George. In Mid-August, Cotten will take on the challenge of swimming the length of Lake George, 32.19 miles, to raise money for Silver Camp Swim Lessons and waterfront safety. “I’m hoping to raise at least $50,000 towards a combination of Silver Camp swim lessons and overall swim and waterfront safety,” Cotten said.
Walt Lender, Vice President of Development & Government Relations added, “Safety in the water is an important part of Silver Bay’s youth training. Through our Silver Camp program, campers are taught essential swimming and water safety skills. The funds that Scott’s swim will raise will support Silver Bay’s ability to give kids the skills they need to stay safe in the water.”
Lake George, NY– Wiawaka is thrilled to announce they’ll be celebrating their 120th year this summer. The upcoming season is brimming with an array of enriching workshops, retreats, events, and programs.
“We take great pride in this historical milestone and express our deep gratitude to all our supporters who have been instrumental in helping us reach this significant achievement,” said Doreen Kelly, Wiawaka’s Executive Director.
Wiawaka’s co-founder, Mary Wiltsie Fuller, passed away on July 6th, 1943.
“We are immensely grateful to her, even 80 years later, for envisioning a sanctuary where women could find support during the times we needed it the most,” said Doreen.
Noteworthy highlights of our programming include our Georgia O’Keeffe Week, Artists in Residency Week, and SWIM Week honoring the remarkable women swimmers of Lake George, including Diane Struble, who made history as the first woman to complete the lake swim. Additionally, we have a captivating Storytelling weekend planned, along with many other exciting offerings. Join us for our engaging Historical Tours, taking place every Monday at 5 p.m.
Lake George, NY – Everyone who cares about Lake George is invited to learn how to participate in protecting the lake from worsening threats, including harmful algal blooms (HABs), at the Lake George Association’s inaugural Lake Protector Summit on Thursday, June 22, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center in Lake George Village. Registration for this free event is now open at lakegeorgeassociation.org/lp-summit.
Dave Wick, executive director of the lake state agency charged with management of Lake George, said after state lawyers appealed a Warren County judge’s decision blocking a permit that would have allowed the herbicide to be used last year, he asked that applications seeking permission to use the herbicide this year be put on hold.
The Lake George Association (LGA) this week applauded the Lake George Park Commission for taking a critically-important step toward the protection of Lake George with its new wastewater regulations and mandatory septic system inspection and pump-out program. Read all the details on P. 13 of the New York State Register.
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