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Saturday December 9: Dresden Christmas Party

December 7th, 2017 · Comments Off

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Pictures from the 2017 Huletts Christmas Party

December 6th, 2017 · Comments Off

The Huletts firehouse was decorated beautifully for the annual holiday party.

Santa and the Christmas Spirit, once again, were present at the Huletts Landing firehouse this past Saturday evening as it was magically transformed into a marvelously decorated “Currier & Ives” holiday setting.

The 2017 Christmas party set a new all-time record for attendance and the friends and neighbors present were treated to a delightful evening of food, beverages, delicious desserts and entertaining music. The main entree offerings, which were catered by the Fair Haven Inn, were outstanding and plentiful.

Chief Jay Vander Plaat and his merry bunch of “North Pole” working elves were richly applauded for all their efforts in planning this splendid evening of activity that was enjoyed by all.

Many thanks to all of the supporting sponsors for their donations of attractive prizes, gift certificates and services that comprised the contents of some thirty “Baskets of Cheer” that were raffled off during the course of the evening. As a result, the funds raised through that effort fully covered the expenses of the event, with no additional cost to the Fire Company.

Chief Vander Plaat expressed the Company’s appreciation for the generous support that has always been received from the Huletts Landing community and extended best wishes to all for a very happy and healthy holiday season.

Here are several photos that capture the many happy scenes of “Christmas good cheer and Camaraderie” on display during this evening of friendship and entertainment.

Many thanks to Dave Richards for emailing in the photos.

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Bits of Everything

December 3rd, 2017 · Comments Off

Post Star: Washington County Supervisors Approve Budget
The Post Star reports on the 2.06% increase in next year’s county budget.

Time: 8-Year-Old Steering Car During Crash Is Seriously Injured, Police Say
Time has a sad story out of Whitehall.

Video: Local 2018 Olmypic profile – Lake Placid to Pyeongchang – Tim Burke – Biathlon athlete

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Saturday December 2: Huletts Christmas Party

November 27th, 2017 · Comments Off

On Saturday, December 2nd at 5:00 p.m., the Huletts Volunteer Fire Department will host the annual Christmas party in the Huletts Landing firehouse.

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An Aerial View on ‘Black Friday’

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off

An aerial view of Huletts, taken on Thanksgiving day, November 23, 2017. (Click to see full-scale.)

While you are hopefully enjoying “Black Friday”, preferably from in front of a computer screen, here is an aerial view of the Landing, taken from above Burgess Island. (Many thanks to Liam Ballantyne for the photo.)

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off

I wanted to offer you and yours my best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving, and a deeply felt thank you for all you do for Huletts Landing.

Hopefully, your day will be filled with love, fun, and lots of good food. May you all enjoy a happy and blessed day of rest and gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving.

“None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.”
~Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

A statue of William Bradford, a Mayflower “Pilgrim” and Governor of the Plymouth Colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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A Good Old Fashioned Dance-Off

November 21st, 2017 · Comments Off

Before you get in the car for that long Thanksgiving ride, here’s a choreographed dance-off that will keep you attention.

Which group was the best? Watch the moves again!!

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Rep. Elise Stefanik: Fox News ‘Power Player’ of the Week

November 19th, 2017 · Comments Off

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Dresden 2018 Town Budget Posted

November 19th, 2017 · Comments Off

The 2018 town budget for Dresden has been posted on the town website. It is large download encompassing many pages, but the opening letter on page 2 and the summary on page 3 highlight the most important parts.

In brief, there is a 11.38% increase in the town-wide budget for 2018 and an increase of 3.188 % in the tax levy. The fire protection budget stays the same. Page 13, lists the salaries of all town officials.

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October Dresden Town Board Meeting Minutes

November 17th, 2017 · Comments Off

The minutes from the October 2017 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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LGLC Receives Grant from TNC, Dome Island Committee

November 16th, 2017 · Comments Off

Dome Island as seen from Bolton Landing.

The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has received a grant of $10,000 from The Nature Conservancy via its Dome Island Endowment, in support of the stewardship of Dome Island and other lands in the Lake George watershed.

The Nature Conservancy’s Dome Island Committee meets several times a year to review projects funded by past grants and advise future spending. Funds are sourced from an endowment that was created before John Apperson donated the 16-acre Dome Island in Bolton to The Nature Conservancy in 1956. John Apperson challenged The Nature Conservancy and the Lake George community to raise a $20,000 endowment to support stewardship of the property, which was to be protected in perpetuity.

The people of Lake George responded to this challenge and the endowment has grown over the years to allow for the distribution of generous grants each year for research, stewardship and conservation initiatives on Dome Island and within the watershed. To date, the Committee has granted more than $100,000 to the LGLC, for stewardship of the land that protects the lake, and for specific conservation projects that have significant impact on the water quality.

“We are once again honored to have the support of the Dome Island Committee members and The Nature Conservancy, which oversees the endowment,” said LGLC Executive Director Jamie Brown. “John Apperson would be proud to know his donation of Dome Island has resulted in a huge impact on the health of Lake George, for Dome Island and beyond. We thank the Committee for their continued partnership in our efforts to protect the land that protects the lake.”

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Burger King: Stop Bullying Commercial

November 16th, 2017 · Comments Off

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Dresden Final Election Results

November 14th, 2017 · Comments Off

Today at the Washington County Board of Elections, 20 absentee ballots were counted in the Dresden election. Below are the updated complete totals – which include the machine and absentee ballots. The town board election was decided by one vote when all was said and done.

Town Supervisor     Votes
George Gang     89
Paul Ferguson*     135*
Town Board (2 winners)
Marc J. Brown     118
Donald P. Greenough*     145
Edwin F. Raymond*     119

* Projected Winner

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Saturday Quote

November 11th, 2017 · Comments Off

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”

Judy Garland

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