Posts Tagged ‘Schroon Lake’

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Check out this list of summer concerts happening in communities around the Adirondacks

People listen to a lakefront concert

Ah, the summer concerts. Sitting on a blanket, or dancing barefoot in a park or other grassy setting, enjoying the company of those around you. As several towns around the Adirondack region are gearing up for the summer season, many have announced their summer outdoor concert series so you can plan ahead. See below for a roundup of Adirondack-area outdoor concerts.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

A Fugitive At Large in Schroon Lake

Trial of John I. Filkins, New York Sun, March 13, 1871

John I. Filkins and the Reward for His Capture

It was the evening of January 6, 1871, on what seemed to be just another night of work on the Albany train for 28-year-old express messenger Thomas A. Halpine. Though a veteran of four years in the Civil War, where he fought at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg with the Connecticut Heavy Artillery, it was likely that the furthest thing from his mind that night was violence and guns. As the train was leaving East Albany, Halpine heard someone step in the open door of the train car, and before he could even turn to greet them, a shot rang out and a bullet pierced the back of his skull. 

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

16,138 birds seen during 2024 Region 7 Waterfowl Count

Tufted ducks

We just had our sixth January thaw since winter began in December and the driveway is bare again. The turkeys were picking grit from it to break down the corn in their crops. There have been from nine to thirty-three [turkeys] here daily at the feeders which have been spooked by hikers or skiers on the trail out back a few times. There were twenty-three here this morning [Jan. 31] and after they went down the ski trail, they got into quite a squabble. Some of the males must have been showing dominance, and by the sounds coming from there…feathers were flying.

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Friday, July 21, 2023

The Strand Summer Series presents…

The Strand

The Original Art Deco movie theater and performance venue in Schroon Lake presents…

Rear Window
July 24th, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Seats $15.00 at the door (cash only please)

Jeremy Arnold will present “Rear Window”, the dramatic classic film by famed Director, Alfred Hitchcock.
This epic film is centered on a wheelchair-bound photographer, played by James Stewart, who spies on his neighbors from his Greenwich Village courtyard apartment window.

Jeremy Arnold’s newest book, “The Essentials Vol. 2:52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter” was published in October 2020 by Running Press and Turner Classic Movies. It is his second companion book to TCM’s long-running “Essentials” program which profiles many of the most important and influential movies in film history. In addition to the two “Essentials” books, Jeremy has written “Christmas in the Movies: 30 Classics to Celebrate the Season”, published in 2018 by Running Press and TCM. Other works include “Lawrence of Arabia: The 50th Anniversary” (2012), a coffee-table book published by Sony Pictures Entertainment as a supplement to that film’s deluxe Blu-ray release.

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Sunday, June 4, 2023

Schroon Paddle Challenge hosts inaugural paddling event on June 10

Schroon Paddle Challenge

Schroon Lake, NY – The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce, Town of Schroon, Schroon Lake Association, and Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) have joined forces to create a new event for paddling enthusiasts and nature lovers alike: the Schroon Paddle Challenge. The challenge will officially launch on June 10, with an inaugural paddle along the Schroon River to the beach at Schroon Lake.

Beginning at 10 a.m. on June 10, those taking part in the paddle will be able to drop off their boats at the Schroon River launch on Route 74, just off Exit 28 on the Northway, east of Route 9. There is a sign indicating “Town of Schroon Canoe / Kayak Launch,” located on the north side of an unpaved road, not to be confused with the DEC Fishing Access lot.

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Reminiscing about Loon stories, serving on the NY firefighting team in ’89

We got plenty of rain in the last week and it is still falling. One storm brought us over an inch and a half overnight, and the next one gave us nearly two inches in a couple hours. This wet down the woods in good shape, as not much of it ran off. My pond drain is flowing again, and that made the trout happy enough to start feeding again. For a few days they didn’t want to surface into the warmer water for food. Some folks as close as Forestport never got a drop out of the bigger storm. There was very little wind (just rain) so the power didn’t go out, but some folks lost their telephone service. The big storm shut off our dish signal for over half an hour one time, and then on-and-off for the next hour.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

TCM commentator Jeremy Arnold to introduce “The Maltese Falcon” at Schroon Lake’s Strand Theater on Aug. 29

 

SCHROON LAKE, NY — You’ve seen him on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) as a guest host commenting on a wide range of films—from Oscar-laden jewels of the silver screen to more obscure gems once considered “B-movies.” Now you can see him at the Adirondack North Country’s beloved Art-Deco movie house, the Strand Theater in beautiful Schroon Lake, introducing one of Hollywood’s all-time great movies and the film that helped launched the film noir rage of the 1940s and 50s—“The Maltese Falcon.”

 

Film historian Jeremy Arnold’s latest book—his third for TCM—is “The Essentials Vol 2: 52 More Must-See Movies and Why They Matter,” which features “The Maltese Falcon.” On Monday, August 29, at 8 p.m., Mr. Arnold will introduce the movie, which stars the incomparable Humphrey Bogart as the ultimate private eye, Sam Spade, and then sign purchased copies of his book immediately following the screening.

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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Schroon Paddle Challenge Established

paradox lake

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Act and Adirondack Water Week in early August, the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce, Town of Schroon, Schroon Lake Association and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism have partnered to create the Schroon Paddle Challenge.

This challenge encourages residents and visitors to undertake excursions on three local waterways that comprise the Schroon Lake watershed: Schroon Lake, the Schroon River to Schroon Lake, and Paradox Lake. Participants can use any type of human-powered vessel such as kayak, canoe or stand-up-paddleboard.

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

“Steamboat Bill, Jr.” set for Aug. 1 at Schroon Lake Strand Theater

SCHROON LAKE, NY — “I laughed so hard I literally fell out of my seat!” That sentiment sums up the experience of the hundreds of film goers who have attended silent-film comedy accompanied on live piano by Ben Model at the Strand Theater in Schroon Lake. 

 

On Monday, August 1, at 8:00 pm, Mr. Model returns to the Art-Deco gem of a movie house—this time to accompany a feature-length classic by the Buster Keaton, known as the “Great Stone Face,” who, along with Charlie Chaplin, was one of the two greatest silent-film comedians, as well as one of the most groundbreaking filmmakers in early cinema of any kind. His last independent silent feature, “STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.” is one of his funniest films, according to a write-up on the official website of Turner Classic Movies (TCM), which hails the comedy as “rich in period detail and energized by some of Keaton’s most inventive gags, including the most elaborate climax he devised for any of his films.” 

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Proposed Great Schroon Lake (or the Dams that Never Were)

Line drawing of the proposed Tumblehead Falls Dam (1895 )

Line drawing of the proposed Tumblehead Falls Dam (1895 )

I recently saw a Facebook post by singer/songwriter Dan Berggren in which he outlined the Rural Free Delivery route, of his Uncle Harry, in Minerva, N. Y. from 1915-1945.  The song “When Harry Carried the Mail”  reminded me of an article that I wrote for Adirondack Life, March/April, 2012 titled “Great Schroon Lake: The Dam Plan Would Have Altered the Park.”

In that article I wrote about the proposed dam that was to be constructed on the Schroon River at Tumblehead Falls, not far from Chestertown. (Great Schroon Lake: The Dam Plan Would Have Altered the Park) That dam was to be located at what has become to be known as Hello Mountain at mile marker 71 of the Northway. (On the mountain side across the Schroon River valley there are large white plywood letters spelling out the word “Hello” )  This was going to be the anchor of one side of a 70 foot-tall dam that would have impounded the Schroon River, all of Schroon Lake, Paradox Lake and Brant Lake.  However there is more to the story than appeared in that article.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

2020 Seagle Season cancelled due to COVID-19

For the first time in its 105 year history, the Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake is cancelling its summer season.

Tony Kostecki and Darren K. Woods, the General and Artistic Directors of the Seagle Music Colony, made the decision for the health and safety of their artists, staff, patrons, and audience members. Seagle leadership did not make this decision lightly and had the following to say about it in an announcement sent this week:

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Seagle Music Colony moves ahead with 2020 season

seagle music colonyThe Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake is moving ahead with plans for its 2020 season, according to a news release from General Director Tony Kostecki and Artistic Director Darren Woods.

“At the same time, we are making sure we explore contingencies, and will enact any recommended changes to how we operate in order to ensure the health and safety of every member of the Seagle Music Colony family – including our artists, staff, board, donors and audience members,” they write.

Tickets to 2020 individual performances go on sale April 1, 2020. Show information and tickets can be found at seaglecolony.org


Friday, February 21, 2020

Featured Cross Country Ski: East Mill Flow-Round Pond Trail, Schroon Lake

East Mill Flow Round Pond Trail MapEast Mill Flow-Round Pond Trail, part of the Hammond Pond Wild Forest, extends 5.2 miles between Round Pond Trailhead and East Mill Flow Trailhead in the Sharp Bridge Campground. » Continue Reading.


Friday, August 16, 2019

Featured Trip: Big Pond, Schroon Lake

big pond trailBig Pond is located a mile from the Big Pond Trailhead Parking Area in the Hoffman Notch Wilderness. Big Pond is great for fishing and is dominated by northern pike, but also contains brown bullhead.

Hikers can choose to hike 1.7 miles to the pond or continue down the Big Pond Trail another 4.7 miles to intersect with the Hoffman Notch Trail. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Film Classics at Schroon Lake’s Strand Theatre

Buster Keaton and Sybil Seeley in the silent comedy short One WeekThe Strand Theatre in Schroon Lake has announced two nights of classic film screenings, set for Monday, July 29th, and Monday, August 12th. » Continue Reading.



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