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Entries from November 2009

No to Three Card Monte

November 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

With so many people visiting New York City and other urban areas over the holidays, I thought this video on the dangers of playing Three Card Monte on a street corner would be worthwhile. If you ever see these guys on a street corner, know that people in the “crowd” are part of the scam [...]

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Tags: Casino Fun

Now for Some History: 1919

November 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

“The forest fire on Elephant Mountain, (July 22, 1919) caused excitement among the summer colony at the Landing when it burned an area of sixty acres. The reflection from the flames illuminated the surrounding country which gave a very beautiful color effect on the waters of the lake. A number of our guests assisted in [...]

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Now for Some History: 1901

November 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

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Bits of Everything

November 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

New York’s Budget Crisis Worse The NY Post reports that the Comptroller says the budget crisis is even worse than Gov. Paterson says it is. Washington County Cuts Some / Adds Some The Whitehall Times reports on some cuts and additions to the budget. World’s Most Amazing Golf Courses Check out this link to deckchair.com [...]

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Tags: Casino Fun · NY State · Washington County

Extreme Crossings

November 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

NBC News had a great segment on the extreme measures people have been forced to take to cross Lake Champlain now that the Lake Champlain Bridge in Crown Point has been closed. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

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Tags: NY State · Ticonderoga

Oral Histories: Huletts Island

November 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

My post on preserving oral histories resonated with a lot of people and I’ve received a number of emails regarding ideas. So I started yesterday on Thanksgiving. I had a chance to sit down with my father, Albert T. Kapusinski, and videotaped him on a number of things he remembered about his early years in [...]

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Tags: History

Happy Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

Landing of the Mayflower – 1620 “Being thus arrived in a good harbor and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees and blessed the God of heaven, who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean, and delivered them from all the perils and miseries thereof, again to set their feet on [...]

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Bits of Everything

November 25th, 2009 · Comments Off

West Brook Project Awarded $2.5 Million The Village of Lake George has been awarded a $2.5 million by the state Department of Transportation to be used to complete the public park elements of the West Brook Conservation Initiative, Denton Publications reports. “The park will consist of walking paths, an extension of the Warren County bike [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · Lake George · Washington County

Two Interesting Caps

November 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

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Tags: Our Neighbors · Ticonderoga · Washington County · Whitehall

Bits of Everything

November 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Steamship Company to Stop in Bolton The Adirondack Almanack has an interesting story about the Lake George Steamboat Company resuming service into Bolton Landing. Supervisors Delay Budget Vote The Washington County Board of Supervisors is trying to come up with a 2010 budget during difficult fiscal times. Read the Post Star story here. Stream Rules [...]

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Tags: Lake George · Washington County

“The Zone” Explained

November 21st, 2009 · Comments Off

In 1986, Mr. Lawrence Eichler, who nows works for the Darren Freshwater Institute, was credited with discovering an area in the southern part of Lake George which had lower oxygen levels than other areas of the lake during certain times of the summer. (Red area on map above.) This was a new phenomenon starting at [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment

Saturday Quote

November 21st, 2009 · Comments Off

“The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates.” Tacitus (Roman Senator)

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Tags: Our Neighbors

Bits of Everything

November 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

Giuliani: No to Governor Run The NY Post reports that Rudy Giuliani has told friends he won’t run for Governor. Go Ahead, Plunge The 2009 Lake George Polar Plunge will be held this weekend. Learn more here. Decade’s Top Internet Moments Reuter’s gives the top Internet moments from the last decade.

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Tags: Lake George · NY State

Oral Histories Needed

November 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

One project that the Friends of Historic Huletts is working on, is recording oral histories from longtime residents and people associated with Huletts Landing to preserve our area’s unique history. We all have stories to tell, stories we have lived from the inside out. We organize these memories of our lives into stories. Oral history [...]

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Tags: History · The Landing