The Huletts Current

News & Opinion About Huletts Landing, N.Y.

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LGA’s Walt Lender to Speak Thursday July 30th in Huletts

July 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Walter Lender, the Executive Director of the Lake George Association, will begin the Friends of Historic Huletts Landing (FHHL) Summer Lecture Series on Thursday, July 30th at 7:30 pm at the Mountain Grove Memorial Church.

He will speak on the LGA’s current ongoing projects and initiatives.

Please join the Friends of Historic Huletts Landing for this interesting and engaging talk!

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LGPC’s Recreation Study

July 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

The Lake George Park Commission is conducting a Recreation Study during the summer of 2015. The Town of Dresden has posted the LGPC’s flyer about this on their website.

The LGPC is looking for people on the lake who want to share their recreational experience. They will be able to use their Smart phone to instantly take the survey or they can go to the Park Commission website.

The Commission is seeking all visitors and those who do not have to register their boats – kayakers, sailboats, parasailers, rental boaters, etc. to fill out a survey.

Those with registered docks and boats will get their survey via email in August.

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Casino Friday & Saturday: FunCho

July 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

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Pictures from the Ladies Guild Fundraiser for Community Outreach

July 21st, 2015 · No Comments

Pictured above – top row left to right: Roberta Raymond, Millie Gorman, and Bernadette Perrone; seated left to right: Toni Richards and Marian Knight

The Huletts Landing Ladies’ Guild Fundraiser for Community Outreach event, held at the Washington County Park on the evening of July 17th, was a great success and exceeded all expectations.

Many thanks to the ladies of that committee for their teamwork in crafting and creating such an enjoyable gathering. The proceeds received from this gala event will benefit the organization’s community outreach program.

Pictured below are some of the Huletts Landing residents who attended. Using the old cliche - ”A picture is worth a thousand words” - it should be obvious that a good time was had by all. The Ladies Guild extend their sincerest appreciation to all who attended and to those who generously responded to this charitable appeal.

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Saturday July 25: Peter Spiess Watercolors Art Show & Reception

July 21st, 2015 · No Comments

The Central Park SE Reservoir Bridge by Peter Spiess. (2014)

This Saturday, July 25th, the Friends of Historic Huletts Landing will host an art show and reception between 5:00 – 7:00 pm featuring Peter Spiess Watercolors at the Library & Gallery.

Please stop by and support the cultural work of the FHHL and enjoy some food, fellowship and great art.

(Click pictures to see full-scale.)

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Huletts Landing Volunteer Fire Department News

July 20th, 2015 · No Comments

This week I had a chance to speak with Jay Vander Plaat, Chief of the Huletts Landing Volunteer Fire Department.

Last Monday, July 13th, the Dresden Volunteer Fire department requested the Huletts First Response team to a scene where a man taking down a tree fell over 30 feet out of the tree. He was medevac’d to Albany Medical Center and as of today is up and walking around. Chief Vander Plaat wanted everyone to know how proud he is of our community volunteers who helped to respond to this critical situation.

The HLFD fund drive is presently at 55% participation. We need to reach 60% participation in order for the “Pledge Benafactor” to make the matching contribution. If you have not made a contribution to date, please consider making one to support our community volunteers.

Next month’s Dresden Town Meeting will be held at the fire house on Monday August 10th at 7 pm. If you have not been to a Dresden town board meeting, please consider stopping by and seeing how our town government works.

Finally, on Monday July 20th, the Huletts Volunteer Fire Department conducted a successful drill with multiple hoses running water off of the Huletts tank truck with lake water throughput. This humble correspondent can report that he was successfully “saved.” Many thanks to the volunteers who came out and participated in this extremely worthwhile drill.

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Bluff Headers Win the Huletts Draft Site Contest

July 20th, 2015 · No Comments

Huletts Fire Chief, Jay Vander Plaat (back left) stands with Jahnavi and Jhansi Bhavsar (front) who won the Huletts fire department’s draft site contest. The Bhavsar’s cousin Xander also appears. (Back right.)

The winners of the Huletts Fire Department’s Draft Site Contest, Jahnavi and Jhansi Bhavsar biked around and found most of the red D flags on the landing, signaling where the fire department can put their hose to the lake in case of a fire. Their Dutch cousin Xander joined them. Their prize was a Huletts Fire department hat and a special ride on the fire truck. Congratulations to the Bhavsar’s for their keen eyes!

The winners pose with their fire department hats on their winning ride on the fire truck.

(Click pictures to see full-scale.)

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Lynn Kapusinski to Appear on EWTN this Week

July 20th, 2015 · No Comments

Lynn Kapusinski (right) will appear on EWTN’s Women of Grace, with host Johnnette Benkovic (left), for a 5-part interview, “When the Marriage Fails: Helping Children Cope,” from Monday July 20th through Friday July 24th, from 11:00-11:30 am EST.

I’m happy to share that Lynn recently returned from Birmingham. Alabama where she was interviewed for 5 segments on EWTN’s Women of Grace show, with Johnnette Benkovic. Her 5-part interview will air on EWTN the week of July 20th – 24th. Lynn will be discussing her new book, “When Parents Divorce or Separate: I Can Get Through This,” which recently won a first place award from the Catholic Press Association.

The Eternal Word Television Network is a cable channel originally founded by Catholic nun Mother Angelica. Lynn’s work with children who are experiencing their parent’s separation or divorce has taken her all over the world. As a child of divorce herself, she offers many practical suggestions on how to help children going through this challenging time.

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Bits of Everything

July 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Lake George Land Conservancy and Town of Bolton Close on The Pinnacle

Read the press release from the LGLC about the 73 arce land transfer.

Lake George Mirror: Diane Struble: The Invincible Woman

The Lake George Mirror profiles Diane Struble. See the historic video previously posted on the Huletts Current.

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Sam Hunt – House Party

July 15th, 2015 · No Comments

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July 15th, 2015 · No Comments

I was mowing the grass this morning and this rabbit popped out and momentarily posed for a photo.

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June Dresden Town Board Meeting Minutes

July 14th, 2015 · No Comments

The minutes from the June 2015 Dresden Town Board meeting have been posted.

June Minutes

The July minutes will not be approved until August and so on.

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Rattlesnake Montcalm Point

July 13th, 2015 · No Comments

A rattlesnake on Montcalm point.

The following picture of a rattlesnake was sent to my by Neal Vandorsten who was taking a hike to Montcalm point on the western shore. “As we go closer to it, it coiled and rattled, so we quickly went on our way, and left it alone,” said Neal.

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Fishing in the Rain

July 13th, 2015 · No Comments

Photo entitled: “Lake George Fishing in the Rain,” submitted by Deacon Brian Murphy of Bloomfield NJ. (Click image to see full-scale. Copyright: Brian Murphy)

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