Posts Tagged ‘Lake George’

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Adirondack-area nonprofits welcome new hires, board members

Glenn Glover.

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.

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

Dalton-Loines Family Papers exhibit reception set for Oct. 25

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.


Thursday, September 21, 2023

8th Annual Road Salt Summit Addresses Recently Released Report from NY State

 

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.


Sunday, September 10, 2023

First annual Clean Up Lake George Day set for Sept. 17

Clean Up Lake George Day logo

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.

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

Forward Together Conference set for Oct. 5, register by Sept. 11

Lake Champlain Lake George Regional Planning Board logo

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.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Outboard Racing on Lake George

three men and a vintage boat

A 1950s race boat returns to its home waters

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.

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Saturday, August 19, 2023

Lake George Association President, Eric J. Siy, to Leave at End of Year

Lake George Association logo.

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.”

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Saturday, July 15, 2023

Scott Cotten to swim for Silver Camp

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.

Scott Cotten 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.”

 

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Friday, June 23, 2023

Wiawaka Center for Women celebrates 120th year with workshops, retreats, events & programs

Women do yoga on a beach.

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.

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Sunday, June 11, 2023

Lake George Association’s inaugural Lake Protector Summit set for June 22

Lake GeorgeLake 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.

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

Lake George herbicide plan on hold (again)

milfoil in a hand, on a boat dock

The Lake George Park Commission earlier this month suspended a pair of herbicide permit applications pending with state officials.

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.

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Thursday, April 13, 2023

Lake George Association applauds Park Commission for new septic system inspection program

Lake George

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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Friday, March 10, 2023

APA failure to hold public hearings has consequences

lake george

Last April, Adirondack organizations wrote to the Adirondack Park Agency asking APA to rediscover their discretionary power to hold adjudicatory public hearings on particularly complex, controversial Adirondack land use projects. No response to our joint letter has been forthcoming from the APA. However, a rather resounding response has just come from a member of our state’s judicial branch.

Only one formal APA adjudicatory public hearing has been held in recent memory, and that was in 2011 and concerned the Adirondack Club and Resort in Tupper Lake. Ever since, APA staff have refused to recommend that the board take any land use and development to public hearing. And no APA board has produced the required six votes to do so.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Field Training for Invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid set for March 11

closeup of hemlock woolly adelgid

Bolton Landing, NY – The public is invited to attend a hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) field survey training on Saturday, March 11, from 10 am to noon, at Hearthstone Point Campground in Lake George.

Program leaders will give an overview of winter outing safety skills, while teaching how to identify hemlock trees, survey for hemlock woolly adelgid, and report findings using iMapInvasives.

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Lake George Hike-A-Thon set for July 5, registration opens March 6

11th Annual Lake George Hike-A-Thon set for July 5, 2023.

Bolton Landing, NY – The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) will open registration for its 11th annual Lake George Hike-A-Thon on Monday, March 6 at 8 a.m. This free event is open to the public, and all who register in the month of March can receive a free event t-shirt.

Information about the event, site details, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, and registration can be found at lakegeorgehikeathon.org.

The Hike-A-Thon is a free, watershed-wide event that includes nearly 700 hikers, paddlers and volunteers in an organized morning of guided outdoor recreation. The simultaneous hikes and paddles culminate with aerial photography of each group by Carl Heilman, II, who will once again be flying in a helicopter piloted by Bruce Mowery of North Country HeliFlite.

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