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Entries from January 2013

Land Conservancy Appoints Five to Board of Directors

January 29th, 2013 · Comments Off

Dr. John Buhac, Charles M. Cumming, Debbie Hoffman, (left to right, top row) JD DeSantis, and Daniel J. Ryterband (left to right, bottom row). The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is pleased to announce the appointment of five new members to its board of directors: Dr. John Buhac, Charles M. Cumming, JD DeSantis, Debbie Hoffman, [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment

Now For Some History: 1889

January 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

Here’s a true piece of Huletts treasure! An actual bill from the hotel dated in 1889. This is a quite a find, thanks to Lane DeMuro. Here’s some of the back-story. In 1889, the hotel was owned by W. Howard Bender and only had roughly 100 rooms. To illustrate how early this was in the [...]

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Tags: History

X Games Aspen 2013: Vermont Women Finish 1st & 5th in Superpipe

January 27th, 2013 · Comments Off

Congratulations to our Vermont neighbors, Kelly Clark (from Dover) who took Gold, and Hannah Teter (from Belmont) who finished 5th, in the Women’s Snowboard Superpipe at the 2013 X Games Aspen. Kelly Clark’s Gold Medal Run Hannah Teter’s 5th Place Finish

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New York Employers Pay More

January 25th, 2013 · Comments Off

Received this bit of news today: As of November 2012, several states had outstanding Unemployment Federal loans. As a result, employers in these states will see an increase in their FUTA taxes. According to the IRS and Dept of Labor, New York is one of these states: Generally, employers may receive a credit of 5.4% [...]

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Tags: National News · NY State

The Beautiful and Efficient Anatomy of Pregnancy

January 25th, 2013 · Comments Off

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Now For Some History: 1894

January 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

A newspaper receipt from the Washington County Post, dated July 30, 1894, to Mr. David W. Phillips of Huletts Landing. Lane DeMuro emailed me a number of documents today from David W. Phillips of Huletts Landing, dating from the 1800′s and early 1900′s. Included was a newspaper receipt from the summer of 1894. Many thanks [...]

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Tags: History · The Landing · Washington County

Huletts Post Office on POSTPlan: Your Vote Counts

January 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

So you’ve heard that the Huletts Landing Post Office is officially on the POSTPlan. This is the plan that cuts hours at rural post offices. It has been proposed that the Huletts Post Office have it’s hours cut from 8 hrs per day to 4 hrs per day. You think that’s the end of the [...]

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Tags: The Landing

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: 2013

January 21st, 2013 · Comments Off

“I’ve seen too much hate to want to hate, myself, and every time I see it, I say to myself, hate is too great a burden to bear. Somehow we must be able to stand up against our most bitter opponents and say: We shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to [...]

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Tags: National News · Our Neighbors

Now For Some History: 1911

January 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Many thanks to Mark Stanton for sharing pictures of this Huletts Beer Stein from 1911. Mark has this very unique item in his collection and sent me pictures of it. I have never heard of “Elephant Mountain Golf Club” or A.W. Clarke but it appears that this is a trophy or award for winning a [...]

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Tags: History · The Landing

New Assemblyman Sworn In

January 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

New state Assemblyman Dan Stec (R) (right) is sworn in on January 1. Stec was recently elected to represent Assembly District 114 which includes Huletts Landing. Standing to the left of Stec is Stec’s wife, Hillary (holding the Bible) and Stec’s parents, Elise and George Stec. Stec’s son, Peter, is standing in front of him. [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · NY State · The Landing · Washington County

Benefit Basket Party for Pam Hobus’ Brother, Michael Kennedy

January 15th, 2013 · Comments Off

I received this announcement from Pam Hobus. Pam is the wife of Dresden Highway Superintendent, Rick Hobus. Pam’s brother, Michael Kennedy, has been courageously battling cancer and the community is hosting a benefit basket party for him on February 9th. Even if you can’t attend, please consider making a donation. The Hobus and Kennedy families [...]

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Tags: Our Neighbors · The Landing · Whitehall

Governor Cuomo Declares Public Health Emergency in Response to Flu

January 13th, 2013 · Comments Off

From the Governors Office Executive Order Issued to Permit Pharmacists to Administer Flu Vaccinations to Patients Between Six Months and 18 Years of Age Albany, NY (January 12, 2013) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a Public Health Emergency for all of New York State in response to this year’s increasingly severe flu season. The [...]

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Tags: National News · NY State

Rare Historical Find: 1958 Video of Diane Struble Swimming Lake George

January 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

Diane Struble with her three children. (Picture from OpenWaterPedia.com) On August 22, 1958, Diane Struble entered the water in Ticonderoga and swam the entire length of Lake George in 35 hours. She became the first person to swim the entire length of the lake. I had never seen any video of her swim nor thought [...]

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Tags: History · Lake George · National News

Lake George in 2013

January 9th, 2013 · Comments Off

I received this picture from Russ Considine, who was staying in Lake George for New Years, and snapped this picture looking northeast up the lake. Thanks, Russ for this unique view. (Click photo to see full-scale.)

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Tags: Lake George