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Entries from December 2014

Top News Story of Huletts: 2014

December 31st, 2014 · Comments Off

Since I’ve been writing here on the Huletts Current, I’ve gotten in the habit of recapping at the end of the year what I consider to be the top news story of Huletts Landing from the past year. A lot happened in 2014 in Huletts. An independent film producer shot a movie in Huletts, the [...]

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Tags: Our Neighbors · The Landing

Ready for a Swim?

December 27th, 2014 · Comments Off

Well, then you will want to take part in the 2015 Lake George Polar Plunge on New Year’s day at Shepard Park Beach in Lake George Village. The annual Lake George Polar Plunge has been a popular tradition for years, occurring on the “First Day” in Lake George, and benefits each year’s Winter Carnival, which [...]

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Tags: Casino Fun · Lake George

Saturday Quote

December 27th, 2014 · Comments Off

“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words, “And this too, shall pass away.” How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! [...]

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Tags: History

Merry Christmas

December 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

Nativity of Christ – medieval illustration from the Hortus deliciarum of Herrad of Landsberg (12th century) (Click image to see full-scale.) I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy holiday season.

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Tags: History · Our Neighbors

Postmaster to Retire

December 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

The long serving Postmaster of the Huletts Post Office, Pam Stragnell, has recently announced her retirement. I know I speak for the entire Huletts Landing community in wishing her much success and happiness. In an effort to learn more about her plans and what the future holds for the Huletts Post Office, I asked her [...]

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Tags: Our Neighbors · The Landing

Pictures from Dresden’s Christmas Party

December 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Santa Klaus stopped by the Dresden Christmas party this past Saturday to give out gifts to the children. (Those in attendance were amazed that he looked so much like Deputy Town Supervisor, John Barber.) Here are some photos from Dresden’s Christmas party held at the town hall this past Saturday. There was a large crowd [...]

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Tags: Our Neighbors · The Landing

Frances Hebert, R.I.P.

December 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off

It is with much sadness that I report that Frances Hebert, passed away on Thursday, December 18th at the age of 101. Frances was the oldest child of Royden Barber, who was instrumental in selling the first Hulett hotel to William H. Wyatt. Royden Barber had three children; Frances, Agnes Peterson, and Stanley Barber, who [...]

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Tags: History · Our Neighbors · The Landing · Whitehall

Winter Solstice: 2014

December 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

The Winter Solstice occurs exactly when the earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′. Though the Winter Solstice lasts an instant in time, the term is also used colloquially to refer to the day on which it occurs. For most people in the high latitudes this is commonly known as the shortest day and [...]

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Tags: The Environment

Francesca Battistelli – Heaven Everywhere

December 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

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Tags: Casino Fun

Christmas Bird Count with the LGLC

December 18th, 2014 · Comments Off

A male goldfinch. Christmas Bird Count Saturday, December 20 Join this annual nation-wide citizens science effort to survey bird populations, locally organized by the Lake George Land Conservancy. Observe by car, foot, boat or at the feeder. Meet up with fellow CBC participants afterwards to compare counts while warming up with coffee and hot chocolate. [...]

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Tags: Lake George · Local Wildlife

November Dresden Town Board Meeting Minutes

December 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Here are the minutes from the November 2014 Dresden Town Board meeting. The minutes for any given month are not approved until the next month’s meeting. So these are the minutes from November which were approved in December. The December minutes will not be approved until January and so on.

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Tags: The Landing

California Veterans Get Gift with Local Significance

December 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

Veterans in San Diego received a gift with local significance. During this season of giving, I wanted to post this heartwarming story. As everyone knows, Whitehall is the birthplace of the U.S. Navy. While Peter Ballantyne was in Whitehall this past summer, he picked up some tee-shirts commemorating this fact, to distribute to some veterans [...]

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Tags: Our Neighbors · The Landing · Whitehall

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

December 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

Well dream no more, it got very white in Huletts this past week. Here are some pictures of how the snow looked. (Click all images to see full-scale.)

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Tags: The Environment · The Landing

Saturday Quote

December 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives, Each wife had seven sacks, Each sack had seven cats, Each cat had seven kits: Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, How many were there going to St. Ives? As I Was Going to St. Ives

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Tags: Casino Fun