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Entries from November 2012

Milestone Reached: Construction Completed on West Brook Stormwater Complex

November 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

A rendering of what the West Brook Conservation Initiative in Lake George village will look like when completed. The “south parcel” stormwater complex is located on the bottom of the drawing, West Brook runs horizontally through the center, and the public festival space in located on the “north parcel” on top. The southern end of [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment

Dresden 2013 Budget: 1.53% Increase in Taxes

November 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

At the November meeting of the Dresden town board, the 2013 town budget was finalized. The amount to be raised by taxes is only $5,800 more than 2012. This translates into an increase of 1.53% in taxes from 2012 to 2013. The town board should be congratulated for keeping the town budget in excellent shape [...]

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Tags: The Landing

Fort Ticonderoga Reports Growth in 2012

November 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

View of the Fort Ticonderoga. Carl Heilman photo. Fort Ticonderoga, a not-for-profit educational organization and major tourism destination, reports growth for the 2012 season in both earned income and donations. Paid attendance increased nearly 6% and admissions revenue increased by 18% over 2011. The organization also saw increases in program revenue up by 38% and [...]

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Tags: Ticonderoga

Huletts Christmas Party: December 1st

November 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

On Saturday, December 1st at 5 pm the annual Christmas party will be held in the Huletts Landing firehouse. RSVP to Carol Borin @ 518-499-2755 Participants are asked to bring an entree, appetizer, salad or dessert.

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Tags: Our Neighbors · The Landing

Gull Bay Cleanup

November 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

Some of the garbage volunteers cleaned up at the Gull Bay Preserve. Lake George Land Conservancy volunteers joined together on October 18th to clean up an old dump site at the Gull Bay Preserve, north of Huletts Landing. The group also helped to install gates at key points to limit illegal access by ATVs and [...]

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Tags: Lake George · Our Neighbors · The Environment

Now For Some History: 1904

November 24th, 2012 · Comments Off

Meadow Point 1904 Click image to see full size.

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Tags: History

Happy Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off

Sarah Josepha Hale, 1831, by James Reid Lambdin Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor, wrote a letter to President Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the “day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival.” She explained, “You may have observed that, for some years past, there has [...]

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Tags: History · National News

Reader Question: Best Winter Skiing Nearby?

November 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

I received the following question by email this morning. Nice post on Whiteface mountain opening. What do you consider to be the best ski areas near Huletts Landing? Well, I guess that all depends on what you’re looking for but I’ll give you my two cents about the four areas I have skied at within [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · Our Neighbors

Whiteface Mountain Opens Early

November 18th, 2012 · Comments Off

Guns blow snow onto Whiteface Mountain’s Lower Valley Trail Photo courtesy of Whiteface Mountain A full six days ahead of schedule, Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., opened for the 2012-’13 skiing and riding season, Saturday, Nov. 17. Bright sunshine, mild temperatures and variable conditions made for a great first day as hundreds of skiers and [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks

Bits of Everything

November 18th, 2012 · Comments Off

Washington County Passes New Budget The Supervisors agreed this past week to a budget with a 3.1% spending increase. From the Post Star. Whitehall School Ranked Last in County Buffalo Business First released their annual ranking of upstate schools and the Whitehall School district was ranked last in the county and 398th out of 430 [...]

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Tags: Casino Fun · Ticonderoga · Washington County · Whitehall

Left Sidebar Change

November 18th, 2012 · Comments Off

I’ve changed things around slightly on the left sidebar this morning, adding the Hulett street name map and making sure all the links are working.

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Tags: Technical Updates

Henry Knox’s 1775 Epic Feat to be Recreated at Fort Ticonderoga

November 12th, 2012 · Comments Off

Learn more about how an unassuming Boston book seller moved 14 mortars, 43 cannons, and other artillery to Boston in the winter of 1776 at Fort Ticonderoga’s upcoming living history event. Discover the story of Henry Knox’s noble train of artillery at Fort Ticonderoga’s upcoming living history event, Saturday, December 1, from 10 am – [...]

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Tags: History · Ticonderoga

Veterans Day 2012

November 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

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Tags: National News · Our Neighbors

Silver Bay YMCA Begins Capital Campaign

November 10th, 2012 · Comments Off

A rendering of a new all-season facility proposed by the Silver Bay Association, across the lake, to be built on the site of the current Dining Hall. This week, I received a copy of Silver Bay’s YMCA Fall/Winter newsletter which details their new capital campaign to build an all-season conference center next to the existing [...]

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Tags: Lake George