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Entries from January 2011

Friends of Historic Huletts – Speakers 2011

January 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

I’m happy to announce that the Friends of Historic Huletts Landing will be bringing in a number of very interesting speakers this upcoming summer. Last year the FHHL sponsored the Lake George Association’s Floating classroom for two visits. This summer the plan is to have a number of speakers bring interesting talks, slideshows and book [...]

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Tags: History · The Landing

Please Make a Donation

January 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

There will be a Basket Party on April 16th, 2011 at 11 a.m. for Gidget Machiski Connors at the Dresden Firehouse. The organizers are looking for basket and monetary donations. Please contact Pam Hobus at 499-0951 if you can help.

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Tags: Our Neighbors

Now For Some History: 1916

January 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

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Tags: History

Challenger Explosion: 25 Years Ago Today

January 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

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Tags: National News

Bits of Eerything

January 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

Lake George Park Commission Supports Invasive Law It was reported in the Adirondack Almanack that the Lake George Park Commission is supporting a new law to help control the spread of invasive species. Gov to Slash State Payroll The Governor is planning on slashing the state’s payroll to close the projected $11 billion deficit next [...]

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Tags: Lake George · NY State

Whitehall School Board Continues Spending

January 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

As enrollment falls and the cost per student rises, the Whitehall School board is proposing to spend $500,000 on building improvements, the Whitehall Times reports. The fact that is not really presented in the article is that, if undertaken, the project has already been paid for by the taxpayers. This is how the school board [...]

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Tags: The Landing · Whitehall

Interview with Congressman Chris Gibson

January 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

Congressman Chris Gibson was recently sworn in as Huletts Landing’s new congressional representative. I thought he would be an interesting person to interview, so I contacted his staff and they were able to accommodate my request. Today, I had a chance to interview Congressman Gibson by phone. Below is my interview with him. The voters [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · National News · Our Neighbors · The Landing · Washington County

Chase through the Internet

January 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

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Tags: Casino Fun

Now for Some History: 1940′s

January 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

Photo Courtesy of Mark Malmgren Click on the image to see full scale.

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Tags: History

Bits of Everything

January 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

Whitehall Over $16,000 Per Pupil The Post Star details cost per student in numerous nearby school districts. Read part way down the article to see info on Whitehall. Senator Little Sees Influence Grow Denton Publications takes a look at Senator Little’s growing influence in Albany. Governor Cuomo Threatening Shutdown The NY Post tells us that [...]

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Tags: NY State · Our Neighbors · Whitehall

Man vs Wild: Bear Grylls Heart Stopper

January 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

If you’ve ever watched the show, Man vs Wild, Bear Grylls is always out somewhere surviving against nature. I have no idea if these things are staged or not but this segment was a heart stopper in a few different places. Watch as Bear tames a train trussle in the wilderness of Montana and an [...]

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Tags: Casino Fun

It’s Cold

January 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

I’ve never considered the Huletts Current a “weather site” but sometimes the weather gets so extreme in Huletts, it makes a good post. Saturday’s morning temperate (at 7:45 am) was -10 degrees. Sometimes our summer visitors don’t believe how cold it can get in the winter. So here’s proof.

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Tags: The Environment

Bits of Everything

January 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

High Voltage Cable Inspector: Shock Video Don’t want to be electrocuted? Make sure you’re not grounded. This is a great video which shows the life of a high voltage cable inspector. You’ll have to click the link because embedding is disabled. Road Salt Toxic to Adirondacks Looks like there is more evidence of the harmful [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · Our Neighbors · The Environment · Washington County

Salmon in the Classroom

January 11th, 2011 · Comments Off

Students at Whitehall High School and Ticonderoga Middle School are raising salmon, through a new environmental education program presented by the Lake George Association (LGA) called “Salmon in the Classroom”. Kristen Rohne, the LGA’s watershed educator, visited the schools to help set up a 25 gallon tank, chiller and pump, along with testing materials and [...]

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Tags: Lake George · Local Wildlife · The Environment