The Huletts Current

News & Opinion About Huletts Landing, N.Y.

The Huletts Current header image 4

Entries from August 2009

Labor Day Weekend

August 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

Saturday Afternoon – September 5th Picnic on the Golf Course Saturday Night – September 5th Talent Show @ the Casino 7:30 p.m. Sunday – September 6th Serving Breakfast @ the Casino 8:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m. (11:30 special brunch with the launch of the new cancer “Colondar” with special appearances by Molly McMaster and Kathy [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Casino Fun · The Landing

Cathy Aiken: Cover Girl

August 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

The Colon Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of colorectal cancer in out-of-the-box ways. Its goals are to educate as many people as possible, as early as possible, about the risk factors and symptoms of colorectal cancer, and for people to get screened when it’s appropriate for them. The yearly “Colondar” Calendar [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Our Neighbors · The Landing

Bits of Everything

August 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

The Road Less Traveled to Lake George The Daily Gazette has an interesting story with directions to Shelving Rock from Fort Ann. This is a little known road that will bring you into a great spot overlooking Lake George. The APA’s Wrong Opinion Will Cost Us Denton Publications reports the latest with the Lewis family [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Adirondacks · Lake George · Our Neighbors · Washington County

You’d Pay Big Money…

August 29th, 2009 · Comments Off

.. in a supermarket for wild mushrooms like this. I found these as I was hiking through the woods. This illustrates how wet it has been this summer.

[Read more →]

Tags: Local Wildlife · The Environment

Saturday Quote

August 29th, 2009 · Comments Off

“The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.” Bill Cosby

[Read more →]

Tags: Our Neighbors

Bits of Everything

August 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

Giants Break Camp in Albany, Perhaps for Good The Times Union takes a look at the Giant’s recently completed training camp and if they’ll return next year. Bike Trip Around Lake George The Warren Pieces blog tells about a planned bike ride around the entire lake. People Coming Upstate to Vote WNBZ has a story [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Adirondacks · History · Lake George · Our Neighbors

Inside a Beaver House

August 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

As you pass the pond on top of the mountain, you’ll see a beaver’s nest on the far side. The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake has a number of great exhibits. When I was there recently, I took a shot of this three-dimensional display which shows what the inside of a beaver’s nest looks [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Local Wildlife

What Henry Hudson Saw

August 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

National Geographic has a neat video which recreates what Henry Hudson saw when he landed on Manhattan Island in 1609. Take a look.

[Read more →]

Tags: History · NY State

Lincoln in High-Def

August 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

This is a newly restored high definition picture of Abraham Lincoln shortly before he was assassinated. Click on the “full size” link below the picture. This is truly remarkable. The suffering that he had to deal with is fully evident in his eyes and he certainly looks tired. It’s also interesting because people think of [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: History

R.I.P. Edward Kennedy

August 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009 The Kennedy’s have many connections to Huletts Landing so I thought I would tell of my one brief encounter with Sen. Edward Kennedy. During a short period when I worked on Capitol Hill, I attended a church named St. Joseph’s. Here is a picture of the entrance. It [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: The Landing

Bits of Everything

August 25th, 2009 · Comments Off

Giuliani Mulling Run The NY Times reports on Rudy Giuliani’s plans. Fair Starts The Whitehall Times tells about the start of the Washington County Fair. Ticonderoga Adds Launch The Press Republican reports on what people want more of on Lake George. Bravos to the Samaritans & Chasing Geese The Post Star’s Boos and Bravos for [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Lake George · Local Wildlife · NY State · Ticonderoga · Washington County

Woodpecker’s Delight

August 24th, 2009 · Comments Off

Seen on top of the mountain.

[Read more →]

Tags: Local Wildlife · The Environment · The Landing

Two Great Guys Honored

August 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

Long time golf course volunteers Bob Quick and Bernie Derencin were honored after the Skip Linhart Memorial Golf Tournament with special signs that will hang on Skip’s Shack commemorating their work. Sometimes words simply cannot express the admiration and appreciation that a community holds for the hard work and dedication of certain people. That’s why [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: The Landing

Sign Time

August 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

George Reis tested his boat, El Lagarto, (The Lizard) in Lake George before winning the Gold Cup for three consecutive years in the 1930′s. A sign marks the spot where he lived, on the road that leads to the Sagamore resort. The Gold Cup is the oldest active trophy in all of motorboat racing. Bolton [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: History · Lake George