Here is a picture taken from the HLPOCA’s beach at 2:30 this afternoon. About 8 – 9 inches of snow has fallen as of 5:00 p.m. Where-oh-where is Spring?
March 12th, 2014 · No Comments
March 9th, 2014 · No Comments
Below is a link to the proposed agenda for the Dresden Town Board meeting this Monday, March 10th. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm.
March 9th, 2014 · No Comments
The story of IT manager Rick Baird’s legendary round of perfect putt-putt golf, only the third score of 18 in the Professional Putters Association’s 50-year history of putt-putt tournament competition.
March 7th, 2014 · No Comments
The sunset in Key Largo.
While another low temperature record was set today in Huletts for March 7th, I received the above picture and following message from Dave Richards who is in sunny Key Largo, Florida.
Saw your Huletts weather bulletin on the minus 7 new record for March 4 … all the pioneers at the Lake have our sincere sympathies. The temps here in Key Largo have been in the 80′s … sending you a recent sunset picture to warm your spirits…remember,…”Spring ” is just around the corner! So keep the faith and, even more importantly, keep warm!
Dave – thanks for the picture. It was a cool 0 degrees in Huletts this morning!
March 6th, 2014 · No Comments
I have my brother, Al, to thank for the picture above.
I have many fond memories as a child sitting at the counter on a hot summer afternoon, sipping an ice-cream float and reading comic books. Where have the days gone?
March 4th, 2014 · No Comments
A screen shot of the temperature in Huletts at 6:30 am on March 4th.
That’s right – March 4th! I grabbed this because this would be a new record low for this date. According to weather.com, the previous record low on March 4th was -5 degrees. This winter certainly has been a cold one. If you’re some place warm, consider staying there a little longer.
March 3rd, 2014 · No Comments
The Lake George Association’s Executive Director, Walt Lender, reads to second graders at St. Mary’s School in Ticonderoga.
Today, March 3, 2014, is the NEA’s Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the joys of reading, More than 45 million readers, both young and old, are expected to pick up a book and read today.
LGA’s Executive Director Walt Lender put aside his director’s hat for a bit this morning to don the ultimate reading hat, the red and white striped stovepipe made famous by the Cat in the Hat. To help celebrate the sixteenth annual celebration of reading and Dr. Seuss’s 110th birthday Lender began the day by reading to the second graders at St. Mary’s School in Ticonderoga. The class was well prepared and excited for his arrival – with their ‘Cat in the Hat’ hats all on.
Lender read a book about watersheds titled ‘Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean’ that teaches children about how water shapes the earth and why it is important to keep our water clean. After he was done reading, they had a lively discussion about Lake George and how special it is. The timing was great too, as the class will be starting to learn about the water cycle in coming weeks. “I’m just glad to have had the chance to read to the kids this morning. Their energy and excitement and interest in learning are a big part of why we do what we do at the LGA. We want to protect the Lake for them – so they can enjoy it years from now,” said Lender.
March 3rd, 2014 · No Comments
March 1st, 2014 · No Comments
Imagine it’s late at night, and you’re driving a snowy road through the Adirondacks, and it’s 10,000 B.C. That’s my latest daydream. In the beams of my headlights, I see big hairy animals. What are they? Listen and find out.
February 28th, 2014 · No Comments
Here’s a great video from The Atlantic, starring Dr. Demetrios Matsakis, Chief Scientist for the U.S. Naval Observatory’s Time Services labs, talking about time.
February 27th, 2014 · No Comments
The public is invited to participate in the Lake George Land Conservancy’s (LGLC) Name-The-View drawing, a fundraiser for the Berry Pond Preserve in Lake George.
One drawing winner will be given the right to name the view from Berry Pond’s northern overlook, and will also receive a catered picnic for eight on Dome Island, complete with transportation and tour of the island. The drawing will take place this summer at LGLC’s Annual Meeting on July 17th.
In 2008 the Lake George Land Conservancy took on $2.654 million of debt to purchase the 1,435-acre Berry Pond tract and protect it from further development. This purchase represents LGLC’s commitment to the West Brook Conservation Initiative, an agreement between three Lake George environmental agencies, the Village of Lake George and Warren County, working together to protect the lake from polluted West Brook inflow in Lake George Village.
LGLC’s Executive Director Nancy Williams, explains, “Berry Pond has become a beloved recreational asset for hiking and winter use to residents and visitors to Lake George. It is a vital link for snowmobilers between Warren and Washington County. The LGLC purchased the land in order to provide for these recreational uses and to stop development on the mountain, an event that would have delivered more nutrients and sediments into Lake George.”
Berry Pond includes high peaks overlooking Lake George and provides spectacular views of the Narrows and Rattlesnake Cobble. The tract is home to the headwaters of West Brook, and three tributaries cross the Berry Pond tract to flow into West Brook as it passes through Gaslight Village and into Lake George.
To enter the drawing and for more information visit: www.GoFundMe.com/Berry-Pond-Lake-George. A donation is not required to enter the drawing, but is encouraged.
February 24th, 2014 · No Comments
If you’re looking for some place warm and sunny, it’s definitely not that in Huletts right now.
February 23rd, 2014 · No Comments
Thanks to an old-fashioned winter with plenty of snow and ice, the Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) was able to hold its annual Walk on Water on February 15, 2014. Donning snowshoes and skis, eighty-eight people participated in the coveted trek out to Dome Island.
Scheduled each February as a collaborative effort between the Lake George Land Conservancy and the Dome Island Committee, the Walk on Water is a unique opportunity for the public to visit Dome Island.
The island, which is preserved and off-limits to the public, was donated by John S. Apperson Jr. (1878-1963) in 1956 to The Nature Conservancy with a $20,000 endowment for its continued preservation. Today Dome Island remains one of the few islands on which no structures have been erected, and because of its unique “un-touched” quality is used for research.
Apperson was an avid sportsman and a life-long and tireless conservation activist whose efforts throughout the Adirondacks, especially on Lake George, successfully preserved much of what we love today about the region.
Walk on Water participants were able to climb onto Dome Island to see a plaque dedicated to Apperson in recognition of his donation and work to preserve Lake George.
Three separate groups were taken out to the island, each led by a member of the Dome Island Committee, a group of local residents who oversee the Apperson endowment. The leaders provided an historical background and experienced guidance over the mile-long trek.
Afterward, Katie Bruening, a participant in the noon excursion, said, “Thank you for a wonderful experience! On Saturday my sister, her 15 year old son, my 11 year old son Carson and I enjoyed snowshoeing out to Dome Is and exploring the Is. Our leaders for the 12:00 excursion were knowledgeable and helpful. When we were on our way home Carson said, “Mom, that was a great day”. Having opportunities like this and the Hike-a-thon (which we did in July) help us all appreciate Lake George on a deeper level. Your hard work for these events and all that you do to help protect the Lake George region is greatly appreciated.”
Dependent on the lake’s ice conditions, the Walk on Water is not guaranteed; because of past warmer than usual winters, this was the first Walk on Water since 2011. Despite its uncertainty, however, each year the event attracts dozens of people hoping to take part.
To see more pictures from the day, go to the Picasa Photo Album
(Click images to see full-scale.)
February 22nd, 2014 · No Comments
I took this picture on Friday in route to Whitehall. The ice had a blue tint to it which I found interesting. (Click image to see full-scale.)