The Huletts Current

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Congratulations Conner Gorman

August 27th, 2015 · No Comments


New Naval Midshipman, Conner Gorman, son of Tom and Jill Gorman, grandson of Millie and Bob Gorman of Sunset Bay. (Click picture to view full-scale.)

After his seven weeks of intensive training, the proud parents and grandparents were able to spend a wonderful weekend at the Naval Academy with their new Midshipmen Conner.

Congratulations to Connor and the entire Gorman family!

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Pictures of FHHL’s Saturday Art Auction

August 23rd, 2015 · No Comments


The Friends of Historic Huletts Landing Art Auction on Saturday night drew a crowd.

The Friends of Historic Huletts Landing annual art auction was well attended yesterday.

Many came out to support the FHHL while looking at the art contributed by local artists.

While most of the art was sold on Saturday, there are still a few items available. Anyone interested can still stop by and make a bid or leave money and note in the cash box.

Here are some of the pictures from last night.

Many thanks to all the artists who donated a piece of their work!

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Bits of Everything

August 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

Whitehall McDonald’s Closing Temporarily

The Whitehall Times reports on the Whitehall McDonald’s restaurant.

Whitehall Hires New Elementary School Principal

The Whitehall Times tells us about the new elementary school principal, Rich Trowbridge.

Hiker Tells Story of Near-Deadly Bear Encounter

The Adirondack Almanack tells of a frightening encounter between a man, his dog and a bear in the southern Adirondacks.

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Steven Engelhart, Executive Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, to Speak Thursday August 20th in Huletts

August 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Steven Engelhart, the Executive Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, will continue the Friends of Historic Huletts Landing (FHHL) Summer Lecture Series on Thursday, August 20th at 7:30 pm at the Mountain Grove Memorial Church.

During the late 19th century, the Adirondack Park became a mecca for sportsmen and other people seeking recreation. Native builders and architects developed a rustic style of architecture that is now known as Adirondack Architecture.

How did this style begin? What are its essential elements? Why is it so unique? All of these questions and more will be covered on Thursday evening.

Mr. Engelhart has fascinating stories on Adirondack structures – bridges, fire towers, great camps, prisons and boat houses.

Please join the Friends of Historic Huletts Landing on Thursday, August 20th at 7:30 pm at the Mountain Grove Memorial Church for this interesting and engaging talk!

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July Dresden Town Board Meeting Minutes

August 17th, 2015 · No Comments

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

July Minutes

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

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Association Meetings in August / September

August 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Dresden Town Supervisor George Gang would like to speak at any Huletts Association meetings in August-September, 2015.

If you know when your Association will be meeting, please contact Supervisor Gang with the meeting date, so he may contact the president to be on the agenda if possible.

Here is how to contact Supervisor Gang.

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Fundraiser to Help Ticonderoga’s St. Mary’s School

August 12th, 2015 · No Comments


Margot Kapusinski stands in front of St. Mary’s in Ticonderoga with a donation for the school, which is still recovering from last year’s fire.

Last September, St. Mary’s School in Ticonderoga, was ravaged by a suspicious fire prior to the start of the school year. Now almost a year later, the school is about to reopen.

The school is asking for donations of school supplies which can be found here and here.

Margot Kapusinski has begun a School Supply fundraiser to help the children of St. Mary’s school in Ticonderoga.

She dropped off her first donation on Sunday and is in the process of generating more donations.

She would appreciate your support and any donations of supplies for these nearby children.

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After Losing Parents, 6-year-old Embarks on Smile Mission

August 11th, 2015 · No Comments

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2015 Day to Remember: Kerry A. McNelis Memorial Run Results

August 10th, 2015 · No Comments


Over 80 participants ran in this year’s Kerry A. McNelis Memorial Run during the Day to Remember.

The 20th Huletts Landing Day to Remember was this past Saturday. Here are the results from the Kerry A. McNelis Memorial Run.

Special awards
Charlet Smith – youngest finisher.
Larry Nash – oldest finisher.

13 and Under Women
1. Lauren Keough
2. Kyle McCarthy
3. Sage Smith

18 and Under Men
1. John Keenan
2. John McNelis
3. Chris Patriacelli

14-24 Women
1. Devyn Heinzerling
2. Erin Godfrey
3. Irene McNelis

19-30 Men
1. Sean Kennelly
2. Patrick Keenan
3. Travis Lancaster

25-49 Women
1. Gina Dunlevy
2. Kathleen Godfrey / Vanessa Lenover
3. Jeanne Patriacelli

31-49 Men
1. Anthony Cuva
2. John Schultz
3. Chris Cotton

Leadership 50+ Women
1. Nancy Hurley
2. Joanne Keenan
3. Pam McNelis

Leadership 50+ Men
1. Kevin McNelis
2. Jim Dunleavy
3. John McNelis

To all the winners and event participants: Congratulations!

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An Interesting Sight

August 10th, 2015 · No Comments

I was out for a boat ride last night, and came upon this tree which had its bark eaten away at its base.

(Click to view larger scale.)

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Patrick McNelis in Little League Intermediate Division World Series in Livermore CA

August 7th, 2015 · No Comments


Patrick McNelis (front row, second from right) is the starting catcher for the Commack North team that won the East Region Championship last weekend. His father, Pat McNelis, is coaching (back row, far right). Patrick’s grandparents, Pat and Irene McNelis, are longtime residents of Huletts Landing. (Click picture to see larger scale.)

Patrick McNelis is playing in the Little League Intermediate Division World Series in Livermore CA. They are 4-1 and are playing in the U.S. championship tonight (Friday) at 9:00 pm EDT.

The live stream from tonight’s game can be found at:
http://intermediateworldseries.org/livestream/

Friday’s winner will play the International Champion on ESPN at 9:00 pm EDT on Saturday (tomorrow).

Congratulations to Patrick and his teammates for advancing so far!

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Video: LGA’s Walt Lender Speaks to FHHL on July 30th

August 7th, 2015 · No Comments

Walt Lender, the Executive Director of the Lake George Association, began the Friends of Historic Huletts Landing (FHHL) Summer Lecture Series on Thursday, July 30th at the Mountain Grove Memorial Church.

For those unable to make it, the video has been posted online. Remember this was the day that the power was out in Huletts Landing for nine hours, so parts of the video are a bit dark.

Many thanks again to Mr. Lender for coming out and speaking in Huletts.

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Dresden August Meeting Agenda

August 7th, 2015 · No Comments

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Dresden Town Board will be held:
Monday, August 10, 2015 at the Huletts Fire House at 7:00 p.m.

The agenda is posted here.

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Froehlich Foundation Grants LGA $378,700 Toward Lake Preservation

August 6th, 2015 · No Comments

The Helen V. Froehlich Foundation has granted the Lake George Association $378,700, offering significant resources toward continuing the LGA’s work to preserve and protect Lake George water and educate for the future.

“For the twenty-second year, the Froehlich Foundation’s support will allow the Lake George Association to perform those critical in-the-ground projects that protect Lake George water, and to educate students and visitors about how they can protect Lake George,” said C. Walter Lender, executive director of the Lake George Association. “In some cases, the money that the LGA invests in projects is used to fulfill matching grant requirements for municipalities – grants that ensure projects to protect Lake George water are able to be completed.”

This grant award will provide $157,700 toward Lake-Saving Projects, $51,000 toward education and outreach programs, and $170,000 toward lake quality programs, including invasive species management, land use management and outreach into local communities and geographic information systems (GIS).

Two of those Lake-Saving Projects are:

Rainbow Beach Stormwater Redirection: A small watershed in the Town of Bolton drains about 1,000 feet of roadway in a developed area adjacent to the Lake. Partnering with Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District as well as the Town of Bolton, the project will include the installation of a bio-retention swale large enough to capture all of the stormwater runoff and the re-grading and repaving of the road to direct stormwater into the swale. The goal is to redirect the stormwater away from the Lake, allow the stormwater to filter into the ground, and stop further erosion.

Foster Brook Stabilization: A comprehensive engineering study on Foster Brook in Huletts Landing, severely damaged by Tropical Storm Irene, shows several bank locations that are in critical need of stabilizing. Once final designs are complete, the project should stabilize up to 150 feet of streambank.

The LGA’s popular Floating Classroom program was awarded $25,000 to continue its program of broadening people’s understanding of the Lake, its watershed and related environmental issues. While the Floating Classroom is a popular educational trip for schools in the watershed, the public Floating Classroom program during the summer helps any attendee understand that their decisions can negatively affect the Lake’s water quality and encourages them to protect the water and the watershed.

Other Education and Lake Quality programs being funded by the Froehlich Foundation grant include:

• Revising, expanding and updating our popular “Lake-Friendly Living” guide, which offers simple strategies for property owners so they can create sustainable lakeshores and landscapes that protect Lake George. The current guide is available for download at www.LakeGeorgeAssociation.org under “Lake-Friendly Living.”

• Beginning an “Adopt a Storm Drain Program,” starting with the Town and Village of Lake George. Working with Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District – which is geo-locating all of the storm drains in the town and village – the LGA will seek “parents” of those drains to keep them clean of garbage and debris throughout the year. Water from those storm drains flows directly into the Lake, along with whatever debris might have made it through the storm grates.

• Investing in training and updated equipment for Towns around the Lake to cut back on salt application now and work to develop future strategies to cut back on the amount being placed on our roads throughout the watershed. “With these resources, we can continue our mission as guardian of Lake George water, and continue our 130 years of service to the Lake,” said Lender.

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