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Entries from October 2012

Disney to Buy Lucasfilm, New “Star Wars” Movie by 2015

October 31st, 2012 · Comments Off

From the Walt Disney Co. Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock on October 26, 2012, the transaction value is $4.05 billion, with Disney paying approximately half of the consideration in cash and issuing approximately 40 million shares at closing. The final consideration will be subject to [...]

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Sandy Updates

October 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

Conditions in Huletts Tuesday: October 30th 10:20 AM – Unlike Irene, which hit Huletts pretty hard last year, Sandy so far, is a non-event in Huletts. It blew steadily at about 25-30 mph from the north yesterday, rained overnight, but dawned this morning at a balmy 60 degrees. The power did not go off, which [...]

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Tags: The Environment · The Landing

Now For Some History: 1902

October 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

Picture captioned: Burgess I. Near “Huletts” Lake George 4/02 Click to see Larger Image

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Tags: History · Lake George · The Landing

Sandy’s on the Way

October 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

While I’ve never intended the Huletts Current to be a “weather site,” it looks like Hurricane Sandy is going to be quite a storm. So I will do my best to bring you live updates and what is actually going on in Huletts as it happens. I will also post pictures when I can. The [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · National News · The Environment · The Landing

Infographic: What Happens in an Internet Minute

October 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off

Graphic courtesy of Intel. Click to see full-scale.

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Today: Saint Kateri

October 21st, 2012 · Comments Off

Kateri Tekakwitha was officially canonized a “Saint” today. Today, Kateri Tekakwitha, known as the “Lily of the Mohawks,” became the first native American to be named a saint of the Roman Catholic church. Pope Benedict XVI added Tekakwitha and six others onto the roster of Catholic role models today. Although she is buried in Kahnawake [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · History · International News

Bits of Everything

October 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

Curbed.com: Five Adirondack Great Camps (Third one down in Huletts) The Daily News: A Tip of the Tax Cap to Cuomo The Huffington Post: Fort Ticonderoga Still Presides Over NY Lakes DenPubs: Ticonderoga Airport to Get Fuel Tanks Post Star: State Mum on Boat Proposal Post Star: Draft Washington County Budgets Calls for 3.5% Increase

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

Saturday Quote

October 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

“Not one day in anyone’s life is an uneventful day, no day without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter whether you are a seamstress or a queen, a shoeshine boy, or a movie star, a renowned philosopher or a Down’s-syndrome child. Because in every day of your life, [...]

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NY State Museum ~ Seneca Ray Stoddard Exhibition

October 18th, 2012 · Comments Off

Horicon Sketching Club, 1882 ~ Seneca Ray Stoddard: Capturing the Adirondacks: Photo courtesy of the New York State Museum The New York State Museum will celebrate the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain on Saturday, November 3rd with “Adirondack Day,” an inaugural daylong event that will complement the Museum’s exhibition on iconic Adirondack photographer Seneca Ray Stoddard. [...]

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

Rock Slide Closes Route 4 in Fort Ann

October 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

This is the stretch of road between Whitehall and Fort Ann and the spot should be recognizable for anyone who travels to Huletts. Read the entire story here. The Post Star has pictures here.

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Tags: Washington County

Reader Submitted Photo

October 14th, 2012 · Comments Off

I received this picture from Peter Ballantyne of his dog, Pippin, behind the wheel of his boat on Lake George. Peter had this to say; “Here is Pippin driving the ski boat. This took years of training. He’s still learning to pull skiers.” Click to see full-scale. Thanks Peter. Swimmers better get out of the [...]

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Saturday Quote

October 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet. PROVERBS 29:9: English Standard Version

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Tags: Our Neighbors

Now For Some History: 1962

October 12th, 2012 · Comments Off

This photo was sent to me by Russ Considine showing his family in 1962 in front of the pond, gate, and gazebo. Russ had this to say about the picture; “It (was taken) around 1962 and shows my father (Howard), mother (Dorothy), sister (Carole) and me. (I think) we just returned from Sunday Mass.” Many [...]

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Tags: History · Our Neighbors

Rare Photo Shows 1898 Washington County “I” Company

October 10th, 2012 · Comments Off

A rare photograph of Washington County’s Company “I” which fought in the Spanish-American War. (Click image to see full-scale.) This is one of those rare historical finds which is one of the reasons I started the Huletts Current. It is a picture of Washington County’s Company “I” which fought in the Spanish-American War. The Spanish–American [...]

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Tags: The Landing · Washington County · Whitehall