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Entries from December 2009

Happy 2010

December 31st, 2009 · Comments Off

Here’s to a Happy New Year with some resolution ideas: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect. — Oren Arnold

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Tags: History · Our Neighbors

An Interview with Olympic Athlete, Erin Hamlin

December 29th, 2009 · Comments Off

This week I had the great pleasure of interviewing Erin Hamlin, who has pre-qualified for the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver by virtue of winning the 2009 World Championship in Luge. Erin hails from Remsen, N.Y. which is located near the western edge of the Adirondack Park. She is an impressive individual who we’ll be [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · Our Neighbors

Bridge Comes Tumbling Down

December 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

The Lake Champlain Bridge between Crown Point, NY and Addison, Vermont was demolished this morning. Here is the video.

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Tags: Adirondacks · Our Neighbors · Ticonderoga

Top Story of Huletts 2009

December 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

With so many media outlets declaring their top new stories for 2009, the Huletts Current continues the practice by naming the top story for Huletts Landing during the past year. The Huletts Current pick for the top story of 2009 was the dredging and removal of the delta that had formed at the mouth of [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment · The Landing

Merry Christmas

December 25th, 2009 · Comments Off

“The Christian story is precisely the story of one grand miracle, the Christian assertion being that what is beyond all space and time, what is uncreated, eternal came into nature, into human nature, descended into His own universe, and rose again, brining nature up with Him. It is precisely one great miracle.” from C.S. Lewis’ [...]

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Tags: Our Neighbors

Opinion: Huletts Should Consider Fire/Rescue Boat

December 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

Bolton’s fire/rescue boat at dock this past summer. Many fire departments around the lake have fire/rescue boats in the event of an emergency. While it may be winter, here is something to think about. Huletts Landing has numerous miles of shoreline on Lake George, with many waterfront homes difficult to get to. One piece of [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Landing

Bits of Everything

December 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Who Are The Most Influential People in Adirondack History? John Warren at the Adirondack Almanack has a great idea for a list. End of Stimulus Means Schools Must Cut See how much funding may be lost by the Whitehall school with an end to stimulus funding in the Capitol Confidential blog. Bolton to Get Started [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · Lake George · Whitehall

Winter Solstice

December 21st, 2009 · Comments Off

The Winter Solstice occurs exactly when the earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′. Though the Winter Solstice lasts an instant in time, the term is also used colloquially to refer to the day on which it occurs. For most people in the high latitudes this is commonly known as the shortest day and [...]

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Tags: The Environment

One Fine Arrangement

December 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

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Tags: Adirondacks

Bits of Everything

December 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

Ground Broken on Bolton Pier Even though it’s a bit cold outside, work started this week on improving the pier in Bolton Landing. The renovation will include 10 more dock spaces. Read about it in the Post Star. Why Can’t The Cell Phone Companies All Get Along? (and share a tower) The Capitol Confidential Blog [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · Lake George · Washington County

Saturday Quote

December 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

“The poulterers’ shops were still half open, and the fruiterers’ were radiant in their glory. There were great, round, pot-bellied baskets of chestnuts, shaped like the waistcoats of jolly old gentlemen, lolling at the doors, and tumbling out into the street in their apoplectic opulence. There were ruddy, brown-faced, broad-girthed Spanish Onions, shining in the [...]

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Tags: Our Neighbors

Some Days You Just Can’t Get Rid of a Bomb

December 18th, 2009 · Comments Off

Things have be quiet lately, which made me think of this clip from the 1966 Batman movie. The funny thing is when I was young, I took this show so seriously but when you watch it as an adult you get such a different perspective. At least Batman was looking out for the people in [...]

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Now for Some History: 1910

December 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

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Tags: History

Bits of Everything

December 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

Boathouse Hearings to be Held The Adirondack Park Agency is going to hold a series of hearings before revising their boathouse regulations, the Adirondack Almanack reports. Salt Alternatives to Protect the Environment This is an interesting piece I ran across regarding alternatives to rock salt from the Mother Nature Network. This is What Happens When [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · Lake George · NY State · The Environment · Ticonderoga