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Entries from March 2012

Stewarts Foundation Gives Grant to Gardens at Fort Ticonderoga

March 29th, 2012 · Comments Off

Children learn about “Flying Friends” at Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden. Photo Credit Fort Ticonderoga. Fort Ticonderoga recently received a grant from the Stewart’s Foundation supporting new King’s Garden programs in 2012. The walled King’s Garden was originally designed in 1921 by leading landscape architect Marian Coffin. The formal elements – a reflecting pool, manicured lawn [...]

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Tags: Ticonderoga

Bits of Everything

March 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

Post Star: Whitehall School Board Approves Spending Plan Post Star: Fishing Group Leader Has Concerns About Boat Washing Adirondack Daily Enterprise: Congressional Map Changes The Free George: The Battles of Saratoga Times Union: Fort to Reclaim Human Bones

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Tags: History · Lake George · The Environment · The Landing · Whitehall

LGPC Special Meeting: Notes from 3/22

March 25th, 2012 · Comments Off

On Thursday, March 22, 2012, the Lake George Park Commission met to review the report of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Invasive Species (AIS) at Fort William Henry Conference Center in Lake George, NY. The Ad-Hoc Committee on Invasive Species (AIS) is a sub-committee of the Lake George Park Commission. Here is a summary of what [...]

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Tags: Lake George · Our Neighbors · The Environment · Washington County

Movie Review: October Baby

March 25th, 2012 · Comments Off

I usually don’t do movie reviews but the new film October Baby by Samuel Goldwyn Films is a movie well worth seeing. The story focuses on Hannah, a bewildered, angry, and medically challenged, young woman. After countless medical tests, Hannah’s trouble seem to stem from one underlying factor: her difficult birth. This revelation is nothing [...]

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Tags: Casino Fun · Our Neighbors

Lake Steward & Invasive Species Summary Data

March 24th, 2012 · Comments Off

The Lake George Association’s Lake Steward program has collected data from 2008-2011 indicating that boats have come from over 300 different waterbodies across the region to Lake George. These include 121 waterbodies in New York and 197 waterbodies in other states. This 7 page pdf document summarizes the program’s finding over this 4 year period. [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment

Saturday Quote

March 24th, 2012 · Comments Off

New York, New York, a helluva town. The Bronx is up, but the Battery’s down. The people ride in a hole in the groun’. New York, New York, it’s a helluva town! Betty Comden and Adolph Green From the musical, On the Town, music by Leonard Bernstein.

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Tags: Casino Fun

Scholarship Contest Deadline Extended

March 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off

The deadline to apply for the Lake George Land Conservancy’s annual scholarship totaling $1,000 has been extended from April 1st to April 15th. To apply, a high school senior must submit an essay between 1,000 and 2,000 words addressing this year’s question: “If you were elected the Wizard Mayor of the Lake George watershed, what [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment

Name the Trail Drawing Winner

March 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

And the winner is…. Peg Olsen! Peg’s name was drawn by Art Franz as the winner of our 2012 Lake George Land Conservancy Name the Trail Drawing. Held March 6th, the drawing ended a fundraiser for continued support of the Last Great Shoreline acquisition. At stake was the right to name the Cook Mountain Preserve’s [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment

Ad-Hoc Committee on Invasive Species: Notes from 3/16

March 18th, 2012 · Comments Off

On Friday, March 16, 2012, the Lake George Park Commission Ad-Hoc Committee on Invasive Species (AIS) met in Bolton Landing. The Ad-Hoc Committee on Invasive Species (AIS) is a sub-committee of the Lake George Park Commission. Here is a summary of what was discussed at that meeting.

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment

Bits of Everything

March 17th, 2012 · Comments Off

I haven’t done these in a while so they’ve piled up. Post Star: Bolton Marina Owners Agree to Boat Wash Station Concept Times Union: Northway Facing ‘Intolerable’ Future NCPR: Huletts May Get New Congressman thru Redistricting CNN/Money: International Paper in Ticonderoga one of Worlds Most Admired Companies Times Union: Late-night Compromises Bring Some Pension Reform [...]

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Tags: History · Lake George · NY State · The Landing · Ticonderoga

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th, 2012 · Comments Off

Here’s a great short action movie entitled: The German. It’s not your standard fare for St. Patrick’s day, but the ending illustrates a fact that is sometimes forgotten about Ireland’s involvement in WWII. The German from Nick Ryan on Vimeo.

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Tags: Casino Fun

Anne McDonald Named to Fort Ticonderoga Association Board of Trustees

March 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

Longtime Ticonderoga resident, Anne B. McDonald, was recently named to the Fort Ticonderoga Association Board of Trustees. The Fort Ticonderoga Association named Anne B. McDonald to the Board of Trustees at its recent Board meeting held in New York City on March 2. “I’m thrilled to welcome Anne McDonald to the Board of Trustees. With [...]

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Tags: Ticonderoga

Email to the Editor

March 12th, 2012 · Comments Off

Sportsman want Lake George protected from invasive species and their 24/7 access to fishing protected. Sportsmen don’t want any invasive species in the pristine waters of Lake George because they are a threat to the fisheries and the water purity. Anglers have seen the decline of water conditions and the fisheries of many bodies of [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment

New NYS Lawn Fertilizer Law Now in Effect

March 12th, 2012 · Comments Off

The Lake George Association (LGA) is reminding area residents that a new state law went into effect at the beginning of this year limiting the use of lawn fertilizers. “The weather has been so mild that we know people are beginning to think about their spring gardening,” said LGA Education Director Emily DeBolt. “It’s important [...]

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Tags: The Environment