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Entries from November 2016

Cyber Monday: Local Online Merchants

November 28th, 2016 · Comments Off

I sometimes get asked the question: “Who are some local merchants – where we can buy some items with a Washington County or Adirondack flare?” So for Cyber Monday here are some ideas: Adirondack Life Magazine has an online Marketplace and gift subscriptions available. Will Moses (who is related to the famous Grandma Moses) has [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · NY State · Our Neighbors

Generations of Service

November 28th, 2016 · Comments Off

Mr. Reginald “Buck” Ballantyne (center) meets with Rear Admiral James Rendon, the Superintendent of the United States Coast Guard Academy (right) along with Mr. Ballantyne’s grandson, Liam, a cadet at the Academy (left).

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Shiffrin Wins USSA World Cup Slalom at Killington

November 27th, 2016 · Comments Off

The first Alpine downhill World Cup race, to be held on the east coast in 25 years, happened this weekend in Killington, Vermont. 16,000 fans showed up to watch the best skiers in the world race. Team USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) grabbed first place in the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s slalom. [...]

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Tags: Casino Fun · International News

Little Red Seaplane Flyby

November 27th, 2016 · Comments Off

Neal Vandorsten sits in the cockpit of a small seaplane he flew up Lake George last week. The aerial photo I posted on Thanksgiving day inspired Neal Vandorsten to pass along these two shots from a small red seaplane he piloted up Lake George last week. The lake was calm on a clear autumn day. [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · Casino Fun · Lake George · Our Neighbors · The Environment · The Landing

Dresden Christmas Party: Saturday December 17th

November 26th, 2016 · Comments Off

Santa Claus dropped by last year’s Dresden Christmas party. The Town of Dresden will host the annual town-wide Christmas Party on Saturday December 17th at 1:00 pm in the town hall. If you would like to make a donation or help volunteer please contact either Linda Barber or Sue Foster.

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Tags: Our Neighbors · The Landing

Postmaster General Announces Moratorium on Post Office Downgrades

November 25th, 2016 · Comments Off

According to Postmaster General, Megan Brennan, the USPS will not downgrade Level 2, 4 and 6 Post Offices during Fiscal Year 2017. Brennan made the announcement at the 2016 National Convention for the newly created United Postmasters and Managers of America. This is good news for the Huletts Landing Post Office which is considered a [...]

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Tags: National News · The Landing

Happy Thanksgiving (from the Air)

November 24th, 2016 · Comments Off

An aerial view of Huletts, taken on Wednesday November 23, 2016. (Click to see full-scale.) While you are hopefully celebrating with family and friends today, here is an aerial view of the Landing, taken from above the Casino, looking north up Lake George. Our heartfelt good wishes go out to you and your family on [...]

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Tags: Lake George · Our Neighbors · The Environment · The Landing

Thanksgiving Giving

November 24th, 2016 · Comments Off

Congratulations to Margot Kapusinski who dropped off 480 pounds of food to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, which she collected from a food drive earlier this month. Her family is very proud of her!

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LGLC Takes Steps Towards Completing Vision of Protection in Putnam

November 22nd, 2016 · Comments Off

The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) recently acquired 72 acres in the Town of Putnam from Thomas and Mary Ellen Eliopoulos. The land, known as the Beaver Pond property, joins another 65 acres purchased from the Bain family in September as the latest additions in a focused effort to protect the 2,000-acre watershed of Sucker [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment

October Dresden Town Board Meeting Minutes

November 22nd, 2016 · Comments Off

The minutes from the October 2016 Dresden Town Board meeting were recently approved and have been posted on the town’s website. October Minutes The November minutes will not be approved until December and so on.

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Tags: The Landing

Link: Washington County Adopts 2017 Budget

November 22nd, 2016 · Comments Off

Washington County supervisors adopted next year’s budget with a 1.76 percent tax increase. Read about it in the Post Star.

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Tags: The Landing · Washington County

Thanksgiving Weekend Weather

November 22nd, 2016 · Comments Off

If you’re planning on heading up to Huletts for the Thanksgiving weekend, most of the snow missed us. We had less than 1/2 an inch. It looks like it will be cold with some snow coming on Thursday. So if you’re headed this way – please bundle up.

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Tags: The Environment · The Landing

Now for Some History: 1973

November 20th, 2016 · Comments Off

Recently a picture of an envelope was sent to me that had been addressed to an individual staying with Irene Philips. It was postmarked August 12, 1973 and was sent to the “Philips Hotel” in Huletts. I have previously posted pictures of the Philips property because it brings back memories of an earlier Huletts. While [...]

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Tags: History · The Landing

Bits of Everything

November 19th, 2016 · Comments Off

The Empire Center: Job Growth Slows in NYS (November 17th) The Empire Center: Tax Revenues still weakening (November 14th) NY Post: Even the loony left hates Cuomo’s electric-bill hikes Buffalo News: Legal fees for advising governor on state bidding grow to nearly $1 million New Atlas Humanoid Robot Walks Out the Door and into the [...]

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Tags: Casino Fun · NY State