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Important Link: Don’t Feed the Ducks

July 26th, 2017 · No Comments

Here is an important link from on the problems associated with feeding the ducks in Lake George.

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Reminder: Men’s Golf Every Thursday

July 26th, 2017 · No Comments

This is a reminder that the men’s golf outings continue on Thursday mornings.

The group meets most Thursday morning at 9:00 a m (…weather permitting !) at the “Caddy Shack”. Those wanting to participate will find a “Sign Up Sheet” posted on the “Bulletin Board.” All players must arrive before the start time of 9:00 a.m. For players who are not members of the registered Huletts Landing Golf community, the greens fee for the round is $10.00.

It is always a fun morning and the post game camaraderie is always filled with humorous and exciting antics like determining who the “Winners and Losers” were and how many “Quarter” penalty fines were levied by the benevolent “Commissioner!”

So please consider joining the other fellows of the Landing. You will hopefully find the experience both enjoyable and rewarding.

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Froehlich Continues Generous Support of LGLC Efforts

July 24th, 2017 · No Comments

The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has received a grant of $190,000 from the Helen V. Froehlich Foundation in continued support of focused conservation projects and initiatives that will help protect the land that protects the lake forever.

The grant will be used on priority projects, including $100,000 towards the LGLC’s Indian Brook/Northwest Bay Conservation Initiative, which includes focused land protection efforts in the Indian Brook and Northwest Bay watersheds in Bolton.

“We are so grateful to the Froehlich Foundation for its generous support,” stated LGLC Executive Director Jamie Brown. “Thanks to the Foundation, the LGLC is able to put in place lasting solutions that have been proven to protect water quality. With their contribution, our work, especially in the Indian Brook/Northwest Bay area, can make an even greater impact.”

In December of 2016, the LGLC purchased the 159-acre Wing Pond property in Bolton that protects over 750 feet of a pristine stream that flows directly into Northwest Bay. Other completed projects in this region include:
· 95-acre conservation easement on Federal Hill Road in 1990;
· 500-acre Amy’s Park in 2012 – contains hundreds of acres of wetlands and a portion of the headwaters of Indian Brook;
· 115-acre Godwin Preserve in 2016 – contains acres of vernal pools and several hundred feet of tributaries feeding into Indian Brook;
· 130 acres purchased from SUNY Albany in 2016 – contains over 30 acres of wetlands and several thousand feet of the main tributary of Indian Brook.

The LGLC is currently working with a willing landowner to purchase a conservation easement on critical land near these other protected properties within the watershed of Indian Brook. Once completed, the easement will protect nearly 5,000 linear feet of stream corridor and associated wetlands on Indian Brook.

All of these properties play a role in protecting the water quality of Indian Brook and Northwest Bay, which in turn protects the water quality of Lake George. By protecting wetlands, vernal pools, riparian buffers, and forested areas, the LGLC not only protects the land that protects the lake, but also contributes to the vibrancy of the community by protecting viewsheds and habitats, and providing recreational opportunities.

The Helen V. Froehlich Foundation was created in 1993 with funds provided by the late Helen V. Froehlich of Huletts Landing to assist with the conservation and preservation of Lake George. The Lake George Land Conservancy is just one of several local organizations that benefit from the Foundation’s generosity. This most recent gift is the 23rd consecutive grant awarded to the LGLC by the Froehlich Foundation, a total of nearly $3.5 million.

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FHHL’s Peter Mitchell Art Show Runs until August 12th

July 24th, 2017 · No Comments

Original artwork by Peter Mitchell.

The Friends of Historic Huletts Landing (FHHL) continued their 2017 program schedule with an art show and talk by Peter Mitchell on Saturday, July 22nd.

Attendance was around 60, with people dropping in over the open time. The photographs are spectacular, with about 20 hung on display boards and 20 more in a book.

All are for sale, a price list is posted.

The show will stay up until August 12th – during regular library hours Tu-Th-Sat 10:00 am to noon, and by special arrangement.

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FHHL’s Pember Museum Children’s Event a Success

July 24th, 2017 · No Comments

Bernie Hoffman of the Pember Museum featured animals from around the globe at the Friends of Historic Huletts Landing children’s event on July 20th.

Ms. Hoffman brought hides and pelts, along with antlers and skulls of animals native to Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America and Australia to show the children.

Ms. Hoffman also brought an African pygmie hedgehog, named Velvet, for the children to pet.

Many thanks to the FHHL for sponsoring this event and Ms. Hoffman for making it so interesting for people of all ages.

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June Dresden Town Board Meeting Minutes

July 20th, 2017 · No Comments

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

June Minutes

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

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July 26th: Community Supper

July 17th, 2017 · No Comments

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Friday – July 14th: Retreat and Re-Wine

July 10th, 2017 · No Comments

Retreat and Re-Wine

Friday, July 14
6-8 pm
Washington County Park Pavilion

Bring a bottle of Wine and an Appetizer to share
$10 donation per person

Fundraiser for Women’s Guild of Huletts Landing Outreach

(To provide heating fuel, food, clothing and scholarships to local families in need)

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FHHL Thursday: July 13th – A Walk Up Broadway: History, Architecture, and Life on Manhattan’s Longest Street

July 10th, 2017 · No Comments

Broadway is the only street which runs the whole length of Manhattan island. Tom Keating, curator and treasurer of the FHHL, walked it over five days and took photos of whatever interested him and you will see it all in this presentation.

Broadway is rich in 19th and early 20th century architecture and the character of the street changes as you move through different neighborhoods. Come enjoy a richly illustrated talk!

Thursday July 13th – 7:00 PM
Mountain Grove Memorial Church

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Women’s Clothing Pop-Up Boutique

July 9th, 2017 · No Comments

Women’s Clothing Pop-Up Boutique
Casino Parking Area
Saturday – July 15th
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Contact: Deb Couture – 802-355-4727

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FHHL’s Postcard Reception Well-Attended

July 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

Many thanks to Jude Pickel for sharing her wonderful collection of Huletts Landing postcard this past weekend for the Friends of Historic Huletts Landing (FHHL) art reception. The event drew a large crowd and everyone enjoyed themselves. Many thanks to Jude Pickel for sharing her collection and to all those who supported the event.

Many unique, historic, postcards were displayed.

A large crowd attended the event.

The reception was a success for the FHHL.

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Town Supervisor Explains Sewer District #1 User Fee Increase

June 30th, 2017 · No Comments

Dresden Town Supervisor, George Gang, asked that I post his letter explaining the user fee increase to residents of Sewer District # 1. The user fee jumped from $400 per house in 2016 to $600 per house in 2017. The letter had been previously emailed to all users of Sewer District # 1, who the town had an email address for.

To: Sewer District #1

Re: 2017 User Fees

I have been hearing from a few folks about the increase in User Fees the Town has levied against Sewer District #1 users. The reasons are many but the highlights are listed below.

1) The current cash balance for the district is $1004.47. This does not include any monies received for the current assessment.

2) Some unexpected expenses came up last year the biggest being the upgrading of the pump stations, the first major upgrade since its inception.

3) All of the holding tanks were going to be emptied last year but was put off until this year due to the previously mentioned unexpected costs. These costs are expected to be around $10,000 or more.

4) During an audit conducted by the Office of the State Comptroller it was highly suggested that we build up a cash reserve for emergencies.

5) We need to move forward with the move of the sewer line under the bridge. The Town was very lucky the last time the beaver dam broke and sewage did not spill into the lake. If sewage gets into the lake you will be levied $3000.00 to $5000.00 a day for fines. We are looking to get a grant to do all of this work but very often the grant includes a sharing by the Town.

6) We will be collecting around $46,000.00 in fees. Appx. $10,000.00 will go toward the tanks, $8,000.00 towards salaries and $2,500.00 towards electric bills. This will leave appx. $25,000 for both additional normal expenses and unexpected expenses. If we do not get the full grant any additional expenses for the sewer line will have to be paid by the district.

7) If these other expenses are lower than expected we may be able to lower the user fees in the future.

I hope this eases some of the pain of the increase in fees but we see it as being essential.

George (Gang)
Town Supervisor

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HLPOCA Continues Historical Improvements

June 28th, 2017 · No Comments

The Huletts Landing Property Owners Civic Association continues to restore and beautify the community’s historic character. (Click image to see full-scale.)

The Huletts Landing Property Owners Civic Association is continuing to beautify and improve the Association’s lakefront property. Everyone is very excited about this project and the overall vision is based on the layout of the property going as far back as the old hotel days.

The HLPOCA is planning on funding continued restoration through fundraisers and increased participation by the Junior Association. It will take time but there are a lot of great ideas, and many people are willing to volunteer their time to make this happen.

Special thanks go out to Pat Smith and James Corby. Also helping were Mike Gorman, John and Judy Ripp, Duane Semcken, Hayley Davidow Bradshaw, and Duane and Tina Bennett from DT Enterprises. Many thanks to those who donated to make this project happen.

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High Truck Pulls Wires on Lakeview

June 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off

Update: June 26th – I was told that National Grid arrived on the scene very quickly and by the end of the morning, things had returned back to normal.

At about 6:00 am this morning the fire alarm sounded throughout Huletts. Evidently a garbage disposal truck tugged some wires as it passed on Lakeview way in Eichlerville. The Huletts Landing Volunteer Fire Company responded and National Grid has been called. I will try to learn more and update later today.

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