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Entries from January 2012

Fort Ticonderoga Reports Increased Donations in 2011

January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off

View of the Fort Ticonderoga. Carl Heilman photo. The Fort Ticonderoga Association, a private non-profit organization, recorded increased donations in 2011. The Fort Ticonderoga Fund, the annual giving program, raised $600,327 in 2011, a 12% increase from 2010. The number of donors also increased in 2011 by 14%. Established in 2011, the Fort Ticonderoga Fund [...]

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Tags: Ticonderoga

Vermonter Jacobellis Out of X Games

January 29th, 2012 · Comments Off

Lindsey Jacobellis from nearby Stratton, Vermont tore the ACL in her left knee during practice for the Winter X Games in Aspen and was not able to compete in the Snowboarder X event where she was favored. Jacobellis is a seven-time Winter X Games gold medalist and the silver medalist from the 2006 Olympics who [...]

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Tags: National News · Our Neighbors

Kelly Clark Wins X Games SuperPipe Gold, Teter Takes Bronze

January 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

Kelly Clark, a three-time Olympian from nearby West Dover Vermont, last night won the X Games SuperPipe event. She posted both of the night’s highest scores (90.00 and 93.66) to defend her Snowboard SuperPipe gold medal. Hannah Teter also from nearby Belmont, Vermont took the bronze!

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Tags: National News · Our Neighbors

Rare Firearms Focus of Next “Fort Fever Series” at Fort Ti: February 12

January 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

English turn-off barrel pistol by London Gun Maker John Easterby, 1724-1731. From the Grafton H. and Barbara W. Cook Collection, Fort Ticonderoga Museum. Fort Ticonderoga’s new winter series of programs continues on Sunday, February 12, at 2 pm, with “The Roar of Musketry and Cracking of Rifles: An Introduction to Weapons of the 18th Century” [...]

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Tags: Ticonderoga

Saturday Quote

January 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

“It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.” Dalai Lama

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Tags: Our Neighbors

Jackknife

January 25th, 2012 · Comments Off

Makes you think of summer.

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Tags: Casino Fun

Washington Post Applauds Governor Cuomo on School Reform

January 25th, 2012 · Comments Off

Governor Cuomo noted in his State of the State address that everyone in the education system in Albany from bus drivers to school board members has a lobbyist – everyone that is except for the ones who need it the most, our students. “Our schools are not an employment program,” Governor Coumo has stated in [...]

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Tags: NY State

Father William Esmond, 1923-2012

January 24th, 2012 · Comments Off

Father William Esmond, 1923-2012 I am sad to report that the former long-serving Pastor of the Chapel of the Assumption in Huletts Landing and Our Lady of Angels Church in Whitehall passed away recently. Father Esmond spent a good portion of his adult life in Whitehall and Huletts Landing and was loved by the people [...]

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Tags: Our Neighbors · The Landing · Whitehall

Super Bowl 2012

January 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off

For our Giant and Patriot fans, congratulations on your respective NFC and AFC titles. Who would have ever guessed that this match-up would take place? Oh wait, you read it here on the Huletts Current a few weeks ago!!

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Tags: Casino Fun

SOPA & PIPA

January 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

If you don’t quite understand what all the fuss is about over SOPA and PIPA, this video concisely states why many sites on the Internet went black yesterday in protest. Watch the entire thing. (If you really love freedom but can’t watch the entire thing, watch the last 3 minutes.)

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Tags: International News · National News

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Award

January 18th, 2012 · Comments Off

Fort Ticonderoga. Photo credit Richard Timberlake. The Lake Placid CVB/Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (LPCVB/ROOST) has awarded Fort Ticonderoga the 2011 Tourism Marketing Award. The award was presented January 12 in Lake Placid at a gathering of tourism industry peers and elected officials. The Tourism Marketing Award is given to a group or individual who [...]

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Tags: History · Ticonderoga

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – 2012

January 16th, 2012 · Comments Off

I think I mentioned before that sometime ago my brother and I were driving one evening to Chattanooga, Tennessee, from Atlanta. He was driving the car. And for some reason the drivers were very discourteous that night. They didn’t dim their lights; hardly any driver that passed by dimmed his lights. And I remember very [...]

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Tags: History

Your Next Window?

January 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

Samsung’s Smart Window at CES 2012.

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Tags: National News

Mark Your Calendars Now

January 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

Over 30 people, including many children, enjoyed having the Lake George Association’s Floating classroom stop in Huletts in 2011. I’m pleased to announce that the Lake George Association’s Floating Classroom, will return to Huletts on Friday, July 20th at 1:00 pm, courtesy of the Friends of Historic Huletts Landing who is sponsoring this event. A [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment · The Landing