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Entries from December 2011

Frank Holland, R.I.P.

December 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

I just received the sad news that Francis “Frank” Holland died on December 16, 2011. Frank Holland was a good friend and was only 48 years old when he died. He had liver cancer. He was a spirited artist and an entertainer at heart. Here he is playing at the Casino. He is on the [...]

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Happy New Year

December 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

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Grow Those Beards

December 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Contestants from last year’s Adirondack Donegal Beard Contest in 2011. This year’s Donegal Contest will be held at Basil and Wicks (formerly Casey’s North), on Route 28 in North Creek, NY, March 17, 20011. Contestants should be clean shaven on New Years Day. Participants in the 4th Annual Adirondack Donegal Beard Contest are preparing to [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks

Top Story of Huletts: 2011

December 26th, 2011 · Comments Off

While I’ve been writing here on the Huletts Current I’ve gotten in the habit of posting what I consider to be the top news story of Huletts Landing from the past year. This year was tough to pick, so I ultimately decided to name two stories as “co-top stories” of Huletts 2011. Before announcing my [...]

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Tags: The Landing

Merry Christmas

December 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

Angels Announcing the Birth of Christ to the Shepherds Govert Teunisz Flinck 1639 The Louvre, Paris I take this opportunity to wish everyone a joyous, happy and safe holiday season, and a new year filled with happiness and success in all your endeavors. Click image to see full scale.

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Tracking Santa

December 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off

Starting on Saturday, December 24 at 2:00 a.m. EST, visit www.noradsanta.org to follow Santa’s journey from the North Pole to homes all over the globe. To see the origins of NORAD Tracks Santa and how Google has brought this to life in Google Earth watch below.

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Tags: International News

Bits of Everything

December 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

Kateri Tekakwitha Rising to Sainthood The Montreal Gazette reports that Pope Benedict XVI has deemed Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha worthy of sainthood, so she will be canonized at a ceremony sometime in the future. Fort Ticonderoga to Study Repair of Walls The New York History Blog has a story about a grant awarded to the Fort [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · International News · Ticonderoga

Google Zeitgeist 2011

December 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

During December, Google releases its Zeitgeist report that aggregates “billions of search queries people type into Google” over the year. Google says that; “with Zeitgeist, we look at the most popular and the fastest rising terms—the terms with the highest growth in 2011—in many categories across many countries around the world.” See the entire Zeitgeist [...]

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Tags: International News

Rabid Goat Confirmed in Essex County

December 19th, 2011 · Comments Off

A rabid goat has been confirmed north of Huletts Landing in Essex County. In addition to this, there have been 4 rabies positive raccoon’s, multiple skunks, and 1 fox in Washington County within the past year. Rabies is spread through the saliva or brain tissue of an infected animal. In many instances, it comes through [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · Local Wildlife · The Environment

Clemons PO Gets Temporary Save

December 19th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Postal Service has postponed the Clemons Post Office closure slated for January 6th. I spoke with Clemons Postmaster Debbie Winkler this morning who confirmed that the Clemons Post Office will not close on January 6th as originally planned. Evidently, a number of United States senators pushed for a moratorium on post office closings until [...]

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Tags: The Landing · Washington County

“Fort Fever” at Fort Ticonderoga Begins in January

December 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

Fort Ticonderoga volunteer BR Delaney portrays a North East Woodland Native at a recent Fort Ticonderoga event. Stuart Lilie, Director of Interpretation at Fort Ticonderoga, will talk about Native Americans and the Patriot Cause as part of the “Fort Fever Series” at Fort Ticonderoga this winter. Photo credit George Jones. Fort Ticonderoga introduces a new [...]

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Tags: History · Ticonderoga

Saturday Quote

December 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

“Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.” John Lennon

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Lake George Remains Clearer Than Other New York Lakes

December 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

The water off of Huletts Landing was measured to be some of the clearest water in the lake in 2011. Lake George received the best reading on a measurement for clarity among 98 New York lakes in 2011, the Lake George Association announced today. “If you want clear water in New York State, Gull Bay [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment · The Landing

Washington County Adopts Budget

December 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Today I heard from Dave Richards, President of the Federation of Huletts Associations, who passed along this information from Bert Windle, President of the Lakes Community of Putnam Homeowners Association. As you may know, Bert has been a strong taxpayers advocate fighting the good fight to keep our property taxes down for the towns of [...]

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Tags: The Landing · Washington County