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Entries from February 2009

Video Time Traveler: 2005-2007

February 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

Over the years, we have accumulated alot of video from different things that have happened in Huletts. Instead of having it gather dust on a shelf somewhere, (and for the sake of history) we thought it would be more interesting to share it. Over the next couple of years, we’ll try to put any historical [...]

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Tags: History · The Landing

Saturday Quote

February 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

“Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.” Benjamin Franklin

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Tags: Casino Fun

Now This is Good Advice

February 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

Here are two guys who can strum it. More importantly, if you’re a teenager this is good advice. For our techies out there, here’s Brad Paisley’s Green Screen Challenge. Here’s an idea that will win every time: put Huletts in the background.

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Tags: Casino Fun

Bits of Everything

February 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

A Walk Up Black Mountain in Winter A nice piece on hiking Black Mountain in the winter with some great pics, from A Walk in the Park blog. New Lowes Store Opens in Ticonderoga Ticonderoga is doing the reverse of Whitehall and growing their tax base. Congratulations to Ti, for making their community better. The [...]

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Tags: Ticonderoga · Whitehall

Now for Some History – 1906

February 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

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Tags: History · Lake George

Our Plan – A Better Way

February 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

It is estimated that the stream rules being considered by the Lake George Park Commission will affect over 5,500 acres in the Lake George basin. If 5,500 acres become basically unusable, this will have a terrible effect on the tax base. While we must do more to protect Lake George, the last thing we need [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment · The Landing

Meeting on Stream Rules Gets Heated

February 25th, 2009 · Comments Off

The Lake George Park Commission had their only public meeting dedicated to receiving public comments on their proposed stream corridor rules yesterday and it got quite heated. The rules as written do not address the main cause of lake pollution; road salt. These are from my written comments: “The proposed regulations don’t accomplish what they [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment · The Landing

Bits of Everything

February 25th, 2009 · Comments Off

“Molly” Minon, Rest in Peace We are sad to report that Mary “Molly” Minon passed away recently. Molly was the former interim Town Supervisor of Dresden from 1977-78 and lost to Joe Rota by one vote in one of the more interesting elections in Town history. She was the grandmother of Heather Charpentier, who along [...]

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Tags: The Landing · Washington County

A Crack in the Ice

February 24th, 2009 · Comments Off

The ice makes strange noises in the winter, sometimes a groaning, or a creaking, or even a whistling noise. I ventured out on to it recently and while I was walking on it, I came across this crack in the ice. So while this may have some deeper symbolism or meaning for some, I just [...]

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Tags: Lake George

Public Meeting – Draft Stream Rules

February 24th, 2009 · Comments Off

The Post Star has an almost live update from the Lake George Park Commission meeting where the proposed stream corridor rules are up for public comment.

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment · The Landing

Helping Your Children Find Their Talents

February 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

This is a great interview with Sir Ken Robinson, who is one of my favorite thinkers on education. He is an advocate for fostering creativity in education. This video is about seven minutes but he tells a funny story about the Beatles while speaking about his new book, the Element, which is a fascinating read. [...]

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Tags: Our Neighbors

Bits of Everything

February 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

Garbage Stickers Going Up in Price The Post Star had an article about how the cost of garbage stickers will be increasing. Temporary Layoffs Planned at Paper Plant in Ticonderoga The Press Republican had a story on some temporary layoffs at the International Paper plant in Ticonderoga. If you’ve never been inside this plant, they [...]

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Tags: Ticonderoga · Washington County

February 23, 1455 and the Huletts Current

February 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

February 23, 1455 is the traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg bible, the first Western book printed with movable type. It was a revolution in the dissemination of information and it encouraged reading on a scale never before seen. What does this have to do with this blog? I have tried an experiment [...]

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Tags: History · The Landing

Public Service Announcement

February 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

Please know that the General Election is now tentatively set for Tuesday, March 31st for the purpose of electing a Congressman from the 20th District to replace Kirsten Gillibrad. Huletts residents who are registered as voters will have to send in applications for Absentee ballots ASAP in order to receive a ballot to elect either [...]

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Tags: The Landing