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July 21st, 2014 · No Comments

The Huletts Landing Property Owners Civic Association did some tree removal and pruning last week on their private property.

As I was taking this picture, Francis Borden told me that his father had planted the tree pictured above in 1900 for Henry Buckell, the owner of the first Hulett hotel at that time.

So not only would the tree have been over 100 years old, but it also would have been in place when the first hotel burned in 1915.

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LGLC Receives Gift of Land

July 18th, 2014 · No Comments

The Lake George Land Conservancy has recently received a donation of land from Mr. David VanHart of Pilot Knob. (Photo courtesy of LGLC)

The LGLC has recently received a donation of land from Mr. David VanHart of Pilot Knob. In addition to his donation, Mr. VanHart has agreed to provide an annual contribution towards the cost of stewardship. Mr. VanHart has donated 63 acres in Fort Ann, with viewsheds of the Dunham’s Bay Marsh and French Mountain.

The property also contains wooded wetlands and a stream that is a tributary of Lake George. The land is accessible by two ROW’s from State Route 9L. Access to the property is currently not open to the public, however a private viewing of the land can be granted view request from the LGLC office.

The VanHart property is a critical component in the LGLC’s goal of protecting the entire Pilot Knob ridge-line for view shed and watershed protection. The LGLC’s long-term goal is to connect it to the Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob.

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Saturday July 19th: FHHL Reception with Carrie Burr

July 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Join the Friends of Historic Huletts Landing (FHHL) this Saturday, July 19th, 5-7 pm for a reception showcasing local artist Carrie Burr’s Photography. Carrie combines a love of art, historical prints, and ecology with skill in photography to capture the depth of the natural world that surrounds us. Carrie started her studies at the University of Vermont’s School of Natural Resources and complete her BFA from the University of Louisville. Carrie will have print sets and albums for purchase.

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FHHL Kids Program

July 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Sarah Kijowski from the Slate Valley Museum ran the “Kid’s Program” on Tuesday July 15th for the Friends of Historic Huletts Landing. A number of children (and few adults) built quarry sticks out of Legos.

The next “Kid’s Program” will be held in the Huletts Gallery on Thursday, July 24th at 10:00 am. Open to “kids” young and old.

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Video: The Lady Ninja

July 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Watch Kacy Catanzaro become the first woman to complete this “American Ninja Warrior” course and qualify for the show’s final “Mt. Midoriyama” challenge in Vegas. The upper-body endurance tasks are grueling.

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This Weekend: Sell Your Junk, Buy Another Person’s Treasure

July 15th, 2014 · No Comments

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Dead Tree by 5th Hole Removed

July 14th, 2014 · No Comments

There is tree work going on on the golf course today. The large dead tree by the 5th hole was cut down this morning and removed from the Bluff Head Road side.

After it had been cut into four pieces, you can see how much still remained below.

(Click images to see full-scale.)

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Catholic Bishop Visits Huletts Landing

July 13th, 2014 · No Comments

The Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Albany, Edward B. Scharfenberger, D.D. (left), stands with Fr. Rendell Torres, Pastor of the Chapel of the Assumption (right) in Huletts Landing on Saturday evening.

On Saturday evening, July 12th, the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Albany, Edward B. Scharfenberger, D.D., visited Huletts Landing to celebrate Mass at the Chapel of the Assumption. The Chapel was filled to capacity with local residents who greeted the Bishop enthusiastically.

The Gospel reading was from Matthew 13:1-23 and the Bishop’s sermon was on the sower who went out to sow seeds.

After Mass, a reception and dinner was held on the Huletts Landing Property Owner’s Civic Association’s beach and pavilion. As the dinner was beginning, rain poured down making for an intimate dinner as all retreated to the cover of the pavilion.

The Bishop greeted everyone warmly throughout the evening, and it was an enjoyable faith-filled night for all.

Many thanks to Bishop Scharfenberger for visiting, Fr. Rendell Torres for organizing the event, and all the many volunteers who made the evening so enjoyable.

Huletts will long remember the Bishop who came to spread the faith and visit our special community.

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Now For Some History: 1958

July 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Click image to see full-scale.

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Get Your ‘Historic’ Calendar

July 10th, 2014 · No Comments

The Friends of Historic Huletts Landing (FHHL) are selling a 2015 calendar with photos of the lake.

Price: $20.00

Contact: Tom Keating to order at 499-2365 or

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POST Plan Survey Mailed / Only Option 1 Will Keep Huletts Post Office Open

July 7th, 2014 · No Comments

Today, I received the official Post Plan Customer Survey in the mail regarding the Huletts Landing Post Office. I have been posting for almost two years that this survey would be coming in the mail to anyone with a Huletts mailing address. Well, today that day has come.

Please review the post here, if you are unfamiliar with this issue.

Please note that voting for option 1, keeping the Huletts Post Office open with reduced weekday window service options, is the only option that will keep the Huletts Post Office open. Voting for any of the other options will be a vote to close the Huletts Post Office.

Here is a copy of the survey you will receive if you have a mailing address in Huletts Landing (with option one checked). Please note that option one is the correct one to choose, if you want to see the Huletts Landing Post Office remain open.

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Lake Restaurant Review: Blue Water Manor Tavern on the Lake

July 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Blue Water Manor’s Tavern on the Lake offers a delightful dining experience on Lake George.

I know many people like to go out to eat by boat. So this year, I thought I’d start doing “reviews” of places that I’ve tried and enjoyed.

If you’re looking for a nice place to eat on Lake George that’s accessible by boat, you might want to consider Blue Water Manor’s Tavern on the Lake. Located in Basin Bay in Bolton, the new owners have recently constructed new docks for lakeside visitors.

A view from the lakeside, as you come in by boat.

It sits high off the water, offering commanding views from it’s lakeside bar. The food was delicious but expect to climb the stairs to enjoy the ambiance.

There was ample docking the day I visited, but is on a ‘first come – first serve’ basis.

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Happy July 4th

July 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Sentinel of Freedom
Oil on Canvas
Adrian Brewer (1891-1956)

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Catholic Bishop’s Visit to Huletts Rescheduled for July 12

July 1st, 2014 · No Comments

The Roman Catholic Bishop of Albany, Edward B. Scharfenberger, D.D., will visit Huletts Landing, Saturday July 12th.

After a scheduling issue prevented the Roman Catholic Bishop of Albany, Edward B. Scharfenberger, D.D., from visiting Huletts Landing in June, Father Torres has informed me that the visit has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 12th.

The Bishop will celebrate Mass in the Chapel of the Assumption at 6:00 pm and will be joining parishioners afterwards for a reception at the Huletts Landing Property Owners Civic Association’s pavilion.

(Note: this is not the Washington County Park pavilion. The reception will be at the Huletts Landing Property Owners Civic Association’s pavilion .)

Parishioners from Huletts Landing, Whitehall and Fort Ann are invited to attend and it is suggested that attendees bring their own lawn chairs.

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