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HLVFD’s Dual Event: “Santa’s Visit” and “Fire House Re-dedication”

August 18th, 2014 · No Comments


The Huletts Landing Fire House was dedicated to Arthur Borin this past Saturday.

On Saturday, the Huletts Landing Volunteer Fire Department conducted dual events …”Santa comes to Huletts” and the “Re-dedication of the Firehouse” to the Company’s former President, the late Arthur (Art) Borin.

The Huletts Landing community was treated to an outstanding performance of “Santa” (played by one of HLVFD fire fighter members..John Colligan), who toured the Landing, on top of one of the Company’s fire trucks, heralding all of the children to come to the Fire House to personally visit with Santa plus sharing in games, goodies, face painting and lots more fun.

Obviously Santa’s invitation was well received as evidenced by the large turnout of happy faces that joined in the fun at the firehouse. Later during the activities the crowd was asked to join in the re-dedication ceremony conducted by HLVFD President, Luke Smith and Fire Chief Jay Vander Plaat in assisting Mrs. Carol Borin in uncovering the beautiful bronze plaque to her late husband’s memory. Mrs. Borin eloquently addressed the crowd thanking the Fire Company for this honor. Carol was accompanied by many members of the Borin family for the picture taking activities that followed, thus ending quite a remarkable day of both excitement and historical memory for our Huletts Landing families.

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Dresden Has a Website: www.TownOfDresdenNY.com

August 15th, 2014 · No Comments


A screenshot of Dresden’s new website.

Dresden officially entered the digital age this past Monday with the launching of the new town website: http://www.TownOfDresdenNY.com

The site, which has been in the works for a few months, has descriptions of popular places to visit in the town, a list of town officials with contact information, a meetings page to keep people informed of upcoming meetings, as well as assessment information and minutes of town meetings. It is expected that the site will continue to grow in the future. Hopes include historical information about areas of the town.

Supervisor George Gang said at Monday’s town board meeting; “When I was elected, this was one of my priorities. It’s great to have this up and running. We will expand on it in the future but it’s now live.”

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Meet Gentry Stein 2014 Yo-Yo Champion

August 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Here is 18 year old Californian Gentry Stein from the 2014 WYYC2014 yo-yo championship. Give it up for American youth who dominated the event!

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Email to the Editor

August 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Thanx for the photo of the young man by Laocoon. I’m using it in my class to show perspective. So many other tourist shots look too touristy. Yours was terrific!

Ellen Burns
University of Albany

Editor’s Note: You made my day because I’m the young man in the photo, albeit a few years ago. I’m glad to help the students at the University of Albany with perspective. I have to give credit to my wife, Lynn, for the picture though.

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Find Out What It’s Worth: Courtesy of the Lake George Historical Society

August 13th, 2014 · No Comments

The Lake George Historical Association, a non-profit organization, welcomes area appraisers Pat and Dick Dudley of Dudley and Dudley Certified Personal Property Appraisers of Glens Falls, for a special event, “Appraisals at the Museum”. The event will be in the Association’s museum at the Lake George Institute of History, Art and Science (formerly the Warren County Courthouse), 290 Canada St., Lake George, Saturday, 6 September, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

Area residents and visitors are invited to bring up to three items for appraisal. Admission to the Museum is free, however, a $5.00 donation is requested for each item. A “Members Only” appraisal and social event will occur from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Pat and Dick Dudley are donating their time and efforts to the Association and are the only certified appraisers in the area. Items to be appraised include antiques, artifacts, family heirlooms, antique furniture, decorative arts, vintage clothing, textiles and quilts. Excluded items include Asian objects and jewelry. Only items that can be carried into the museum will be accepted.

For more information, call the LGHA at 518-668-5044. The museum is open in August Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00 to 4:00, Wednesday and Thursday, 3:00 to 8:00 and is closed Sunday and Monday.”

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LGA Nuisance Canada Geese Lakewide Survey

August 13th, 2014 · No Comments


Canadian geese are a growing problem on Lake George. (Photo – Lake George Association.)

Nuisance resident Canada geese are a growing problem on the Lake for private properties and the Lake’s water quality. Just 1 goose can produce about 1 lb of droppings per day! Droppings contain bacteria and nutrients including phosphorus, both of which can impact water quality. Unfortunately, there often isn’t much that can be done to help homeowners with the problem other than suggest a shoreline buffer or some other goose deterrent ideas.

However, the Lake George Association hasn’t given up on addressing this issue over the years – and are happy to be able to tell you that now they are working with USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services staff to conduct a lake-wide survey of the Canada Goose population on Lake George this month. A census of the current population is the first step in moving forward with a lake-wide management plan.

It is a big lake – so the LGA needs your help! They know that some areas on the lake are prone to more goose problems than others. If you know of an area (like your front lawn) where the geese are constantly hanging out – they would like to know about it. This info will greatly help them get a more accurate picture of the goose population on the Lake during their survey.

The LGA would like to know:
1. where you see the geese (address and description from the water would be good since we will be on a boat to conduct the survey),
2. about how many geese are in the flock,
3.and how frequently they are there (are they always in the same place every day – do they have a daily routine?, etc) .

Please email this info to Emily at edebolt@lakegeorgeassociation.org or call the office at 518-668-3558 by Monday August 18th.

See the DEC handout on geese here.

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Calling All Artists: For Donations of Art

August 13th, 2014 · No Comments

The Friends of Historic Huletts Landing is having an art auction later this month and needs some art to auction. The actual auction and reception will be held Saturday August 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at eh Huletts Library & Gallery.

Works will be on display the prior week from August 15th. Artist gets 60% and the FHHL gets 40%.

Contact: Tom Keating 499-2365.

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Huletts Landing Post Office to Remain Open

August 11th, 2014 · No Comments


The Huletts Landing Post Office will remain open with realigned hours

Update/Correction 8/12/14

While the survey numbers below were presented at the meeting, the actual vote totals were: out of 136 questionnaires returned, 133 or 98% voted for realigned hours, 3 made no selection. My original numbers – while presented at the meeting by the Postal Service – were wrong.

Postal service officials announced today near the steps of the Huletts Landing Post Office that the Huletts Post Office will remain open, but have its hours reduced to four hours per day. The start date for these new hours has yet to be determined, but will most likely begin in early 2015.

Residents had been asked to submit their preferences and, today, officials from the postal service announced the results.

Out of 231 questionnaires sent out, 136 total responses were received back, with 98 votes to keep the Post Office open with reduced hours. Saturday hours will not change.

The postal service staff suggested that the new hours be 9:00 am to 1:00 pm but a majority of the nearly 30 local residents in attendance preferred the hours of 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.

The new hours will not be finalized at this time.

Because of pension costs, every post office’s hours will be reevaluated every year. Please be sure to continue to buy your stamps and postage in Huletts Landing.

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State Works on Drainage Near 22 & 6 Intersection

August 11th, 2014 · No Comments


The state has been doing some work on the culvert system that runs under Route 22 near the intersection with County Route 6.

When you turn onto County Route 6 from Route 22, you can barely see the drainage work being done by the state. I stopped recently and shot these pictures. The work will be going on for a few more weeks.


The area takes runoff from the side of the mountain and channels it under Route 22.

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Saturday August 9th: Wooden Sailboat Lecture

August 6th, 2014 · No Comments

Re-making History: The Sound Inter Club Restorations and Reintroduction to Lake George. – August 9, Saturday, 7:30 pm, MGM Church

The fast and powerful 1926 Sound Inter Club sailboats were raced and sailed first on Long Island Sound, but as many as 10 of them were brought to Lake George in the late 1930s and 40s, where they were enjoyed for decades by the rich and glamorous on Lake George. Of the 28 ever built, only five remain today. Wooden boat builder Reuben Smith tells the story of the painstaking, careful restoration of two of these boats, as well as the historic reintroduction of the class to Lake George.

Sponsored by the Friends of Historic Huletts Landing

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An Artist at Work

August 5th, 2014 · No Comments


Artist, Natalie Casement paints the scene in front of her while relaxing on the beach.

(Click image to see full-scale.)

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Reminder: FHHL Tuesday August 5th Kids Program

August 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Reminder: Tuesday 8/5 the Friends of Historic Huletts is sponsoring a Kids Program where June Leary of the Hyde Collection will focus on Shadow Art and children can make silhouettes and collages. (10am – 11am)

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2014 Day to Remember: Event Results

August 3rd, 2014 · No Comments


Over 50 participants ran in this year’s Kerry McNelis Memorial Run during the Day to Remember.

The 19th Huletts Landing, Day to Remember was this past Saturday. Here are the results from the different events.

Kerry McNelis Memorial Run Results

Special awards
Charlet Smith – youngest finisher – 5 years old.
Larry Nash – oldest finisher.

19 and Under Women
1. Sage Smith
2. Lauren Keough
3. Kelci Rea

19 and Under Men
1. John Keenan
2. Kevin Labrie
3. Chris Pagenelli

20-35 Women
1. Laurie Davidow
2. Megan Kennelly
3. Katelyn McNelis

20-35 Men
1. Matt Davidow
2. Brady Davidow
3. Patrick Keenan

36-49 Women
1. Kim Machiski
2. Kim Schultz
3. Jen LaValle

36-49 Men
1. Chris Cotton

50+ Women (Champions)
1. Donna McNelis
2. Joann Keenan
3. Jeanne Eliseo

50+ Men (Champions)
1. Pat Keenan
2. Kevin Keough
3. Brian McNelis

Golf Tournament Results

Winning Foursome
Bill Davidow
Neil Hannan
Kevin Keough
Peter Spiess

To all the winners and event participants: Congratulations!

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Volunteer Fire Department News

August 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Huletts Fire Chief, Jay VanderPlatt, passed along two stories this past week. File both of these under: Things That Make Huletts A Great Place.

Tony Dingman of Indian Bay, had his son Scott here with his family for a two week vacation. Scott is a full fledged Paramedic from Kentucky. During his brief stay, he responded to 4 of our emergency calls. He responded first to a visiting 76 year old woman, who fell backward down a flight of stairs. She had 2 broken wrists, 1 broken elbow, 3 broken ribs, and a very deep gash on her head. Scott responded because his dad is a volunteer fireman here in the landing and because of a sense of community; giving back where he spent his summers growing up. Thank you Scott, for stepping up to the plate. Scott was on vacation but placed the needs of the situation first.

On Saturday July 26, 2014, 25 people attended CPR training and re-certification at the fire house for all the firefighters.

On Friday Aug 1, 2014, Bill Clough, a volunteer firefighter for the Huletts Landing Volunteer Fire Co., was taking his wife Betty out to dinner at the Kings Inn Restaurant in Port Henry. During dinner, Bill witnessed a man collapse at the restaurant. Bill immediately determined the absence of a pulse and breathing and commenced CPR. This man’s life was saved with Bill’s training and effort. The benefits of the training have reached far beyond our community.

Reminder: The Huletts Landing Open House “Christmas in August” is Saturday, Aug. 16th from 3pm to 5pm at the fire house. Santa will be present and there will be ice cream and gift bags, face painting and candy canes for kids. At 4pm there will be the dedication of a plaque honoring Arthur Borin, past President of the Huletts Landing Volunteer Fire Department.

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