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Entries from April 2010

The Battle of the Harbor Islands: Continued

April 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

I posted this last summer, about the battle of the Harbor Islands. Recently in rummaging through a box of old papers, I came across this correspondence from the Paulist Fathers that explains this battle in greater detail. (It may take a few seconds to download.)

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Tags: History · Lake George

Bits of Everything

April 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Rutland Herald Video: Killington’s Last Day What a Mess: Albany Budget Update This Post Star article details how bad things are in Albany. Editorial: Public-Sector Unions Bankrupting America This is a growing national issue, that the Washington Times spotlighted in a recent editorial.

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Tags: National News · NY State · Our Neighbors

Another Background for You

April 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

This spring view of Deer’s Leap is the Huletts Current newest desktop background. I’ve updated the Wallpaper page with a spring background of a clearly recognizable shot from Huletts.

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Tags: Lake George · The Landing

Saturday Quote

April 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

“Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.” G. K. Chesterton

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Tags: Our Neighbors

Bits of Everything

April 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

Eastern Woods Return / Face New Threats The Washington Post had a good article documenting the historical changes to eastern forests over the last 400 years and some modern threats that they face. One might not think that deer pose a threat to the forest, but as this video points out, they eat most of [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · Local Wildlife · Our Neighbors · The Environment · Whitehall

How to Express Your Feelings – Italian Style

April 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

With the NFL draft on tonight, this video of two announcers calling a European “football” match will make you laugh. The first 2.5 minutes are classic. You may not understand what they’re saying but you’ll understand them. These guys know how to express themselves!

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Tags: Casino Fun

Did You Know…

April 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

That Brigham Young and nine of his twenty-one wives visited the Trout Pavilion, the oldest hotel on Lake George. He signed the register on September 11, 1877 as “Brigham Young – Salt Lake City and “1st, Mrs.” “2nd, Mrs.” “3rd, Mrs.”, etc.

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Tags: History

Country Graffiti: Local Expression or Eyesore?

April 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

As you drive on many local roads throughout the area, you can’t miss the spray painted words and symbols on many nearby outcroppings. For the purpose of this piece I am refering to this as “Country Graffiti”. There may be a better term but I’ve never seen it discussed or written about so this is [...]

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Tags: Our Neighbors

Trending Downward

April 16th, 2010 · Comments Off

This does not include the current school year (2009-2010), but there’s no mistaking the trend. To learn more facts about the school district, look here.

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Tags: The Landing · Whitehall

Here for the Last Time

April 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

The cottage “Adirondack”, one of the oldest cottages in Huletts, as seen the day before it was demolished last week. Seen below as it stood in 1900, it existed before many other houses in Huletts were built.

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Tags: History · The Landing

Meet Robonaut

April 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

Robonaut2 is the next generation of dexterous robot, developed by NASA and General Motors. Photo Credit: NASA. Coming soon to the space station (or as your next co-worker): Robonaut 2. To learn more about Robonaut2, check out NASA.

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Tags: Casino Fun · National News

New Business Opens in Whitehall

April 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

Bongos and Bobos opened over the winter next to the Subway restaurant in Whitehall. Over the winter, a new restaurant, Bongos and Bobos, opened in Whitehall. Operated by Ben and Erik Bernard, it will specialize in burgers, fries, pizza and wings. They also have a very unique phone number, 499-0000, which I must say, caught [...]

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Tags: Whitehall

Bits of Everything

April 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

Adirondack Life’s Photography Winners Every year the magazine, Adirondack Life, holds a photography contest. See this year’s winners here. NY Has Room to Cut The NY Post had an article and graphic which shows that there’s plenty of fat to cut from the NY state budget. There just doesn’t seem to be the will in [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · Casino Fun · NY State · The Environment

School District News

April 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

The Whitehall School Board has been very busy lately, but as soon as I was about to post one item, I was made aware of another. So before I get any more school news, I will post what I know. Proposed Budget – No Increase in Tax Levy The school board had a meeting on [...]

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Tags: The Landing · Whitehall