The Huletts Current

News & Opinion About Huletts Landing, N.Y.

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Saturday Quote

December 16th, 2017 · No Comments

“Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.”

Anne Frank

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Gift Idea: Water & Light – S.R. Stoddards Lake George

December 13th, 2017 · No Comments


The cover of Water & Light, a new book of Seneca Ray Stoddard’s photos of Lake George. (Available in hard cover or soft cover.)

The Chapman Historical Museum is offering for sale a wonderful new book comprised of the best Seneca Ray Stoddard photos from its collection. Stoddard, who photographed Lake George in the 1870′s to 1890′s, captured fantastic views of the lake’s hotels, islands and dramatic shorelines.

With an introduction by historian Joseph A. Cutshall-King, the book contains 150 inspiring and original photos of Lake George and its surroundings. It can be purchased from the Chapman Museum online store.

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Pictures from the 2017 Dresden Christmas Party

December 12th, 2017 · No Comments


Town Supervisor, George Gang (left), with Supervisor Elect, Paul Ferguson (center), and his wife, Jean Ferguson (right) at this year’s Dresden Christmas party.

The town of Dresden put on another great party this year. Door prizes included a prize for a girl and a prize for a boy, poinsettias, gift cards from the Historic Grounds Restaurant, coffee mugs, maple syrup, and small fruit cakes for the adults.

Town Councilman, John Barber, Jr., has played Santa for many years. Jack Eggleston, the Town Justice, has read “Twas the Night Before Christmas…” for many years also. Many thanks to Linda Barber and Sue Foster Ives for buying the refreshments and presents, setting up and getting everything ready.

This year was a blast!!! It was a very happy party with lots of comradely, Laurie Brunelle always put out the decorations. A few years ago some volunteers made the Gingerbread House. Miraculously, it has stayed together all this time.

Here are some pictures from the fun afternoon.


John and Julie Barber’s son, John, stands with some of the donated refreshments.


Bill and Rita Huntington’s grandson, Collin, played some holiday music on the keyboard.


Many people came and enjoyed the day.


Supervisor George Gang called the winners of the door prizes.


Santa Claus gave out gifts to some very happy children.


Town Justice, Jack Eggleston with Santa Claus (played by Town Councilman John Barber, Jr.) and Town Supervisor Elect, Paul Ferguson.


Many thanks to those who worked so hard and donated so much to make the holiday bright!

(Many thanks also to Sue Foster Ives for the photos.)

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Saturday December 9: Dresden Christmas Party

December 7th, 2017 · No Comments

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Pictures from the 2017 Huletts Christmas Party

December 6th, 2017 · No Comments


The Huletts firehouse was decorated beautifully for the annual holiday party.

Santa and the Christmas Spirit, once again, were present at the Huletts Landing firehouse this past Saturday evening as it was magically transformed into a marvelously decorated “Currier & Ives” holiday setting.

The 2017 Christmas party set a new all-time record for attendance and the friends and neighbors present were treated to a delightful evening of food, beverages, delicious desserts and entertaining music. The main entree offerings, which were catered by the Fair Haven Inn, were outstanding and plentiful.

Chief Jay Vander Plaat and his merry bunch of “North Pole” working elves were richly applauded for all their efforts in planning this splendid evening of activity that was enjoyed by all.

Many thanks to all of the supporting sponsors for their donations of attractive prizes, gift certificates and services that comprised the contents of some thirty “Baskets of Cheer” that were raffled off during the course of the evening. As a result, the funds raised through that effort fully covered the expenses of the event, with no additional cost to the Fire Company.

Chief Vander Plaat expressed the Company’s appreciation for the generous support that has always been received from the Huletts Landing community and extended best wishes to all for a very happy and healthy holiday season.

Here are several photos that capture the many happy scenes of “Christmas good cheer and Camaraderie” on display during this evening of friendship and entertainment.

Many thanks to Dave Richards for emailing in the photos.

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Bits of Everything

December 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

Post Star: Washington County Supervisors Approve Budget
The Post Star reports on the 2.06% increase in next year’s county budget.

Time: 8-Year-Old Steering Car During Crash Is Seriously Injured, Police Say
Time has a sad story out of Whitehall.

Video: Local 2018 Olmypic profile – Lake Placid to Pyeongchang – Tim Burke – Biathlon athlete

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Saturday December 2: Huletts Christmas Party

November 27th, 2017 · No Comments

On Saturday, December 2nd at 5:00 p.m., the Huletts Volunteer Fire Department will host the annual Christmas party in the Huletts Landing firehouse.

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An Aerial View on ‘Black Friday’

November 24th, 2017 · No Comments

An aerial view of Huletts, taken on Thanksgiving day, November 23, 2017. (Click to see full-scale.)

While you are hopefully enjoying “Black Friday”, preferably from in front of a computer screen, here is an aerial view of the Landing, taken from above Burgess Island. (Many thanks to Liam Ballantyne for the photo.)

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

I wanted to offer you and yours my best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving, and a deeply felt thank you for all you do for Huletts Landing.

Hopefully, your day will be filled with love, fun, and lots of good food. May you all enjoy a happy and blessed day of rest and gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving.

“None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.”
~Fred De Witt Van Amburgh


A statue of William Bradford, a Mayflower “Pilgrim” and Governor of the Plymouth Colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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A Good Old Fashioned Dance-Off

November 21st, 2017 · No Comments

Before you get in the car for that long Thanksgiving ride, here’s a choreographed dance-off that will keep you attention.

Which group was the best? Watch the moves again!!

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Rep. Elise Stefanik: Fox News ‘Power Player’ of the Week

November 19th, 2017 · No Comments


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Dresden 2018 Town Budget Posted

November 19th, 2017 · No Comments

The 2018 town budget for Dresden has been posted on the town website. It is large download encompassing many pages, but the opening letter on page 2 and the summary on page 3 highlight the most important parts.

In brief, there is a 11.38% increase in the town-wide budget for 2018 and an increase of 3.188 % in the tax levy. The fire protection budget stays the same. Page 13, lists the salaries of all town officials.

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October Dresden Town Board Meeting Minutes

November 17th, 2017 · No Comments

The minutes from the October 2017 Dresden Town Board meeting were recently approved and have been posted on the town’s website.

October Minutes

The November minutes will not be approved until December and so on.

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LGLC Receives Grant from TNC, Dome Island Committee

November 16th, 2017 · Comments Off


Dome Island as seen from Bolton Landing.

The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has received a grant of $10,000 from The Nature Conservancy via its Dome Island Endowment, in support of the stewardship of Dome Island and other lands in the Lake George watershed.

The Nature Conservancy’s Dome Island Committee meets several times a year to review projects funded by past grants and advise future spending. Funds are sourced from an endowment that was created before John Apperson donated the 16-acre Dome Island in Bolton to The Nature Conservancy in 1956. John Apperson challenged The Nature Conservancy and the Lake George community to raise a $20,000 endowment to support stewardship of the property, which was to be protected in perpetuity.

The people of Lake George responded to this challenge and the endowment has grown over the years to allow for the distribution of generous grants each year for research, stewardship and conservation initiatives on Dome Island and within the watershed. To date, the Committee has granted more than $100,000 to the LGLC, for stewardship of the land that protects the lake, and for specific conservation projects that have significant impact on the water quality.

“We are once again honored to have the support of the Dome Island Committee members and The Nature Conservancy, which oversees the endowment,” said LGLC Executive Director Jamie Brown. “John Apperson would be proud to know his donation of Dome Island has resulted in a huge impact on the health of Lake George, for Dome Island and beyond. We thank the Committee for their continued partnership in our efforts to protect the land that protects the lake.”

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