Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:48:21 AM
William Basile has recently joined the CAP-21 Board. Basile and his family relocated to Old Forge last summer from Buffalo. Originally from Frankfort, Basile spent the last 18 years in Buffalo working in leadership positions in the areas of Actuarial, Underwriting and Informatics at managed care organizations.
The Basile family were frequent summer visitors to Old Forge, visiting a family camp in the Hollywood Hills area. Will and his wife Jen were attracted to move permanently Old Forge ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:47:49 AM
Friends of the Old Forge Library will be selling gently used paperbacks, children’s books in the Judith Cohen room at the library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 only.
A large selection of other books are available upstairs. Pick up your favorite reads for summer or books for crafting. Children’s books for all levels.
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:46:12 AM
The documentary series "American Pickers" is headed to New York this summer and they are looking for interesting characters with interesting collections.
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team explore antique 'picking.' The show follows Wolfe and Fritz as they hunt for America's most valuable antiques — from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia.
They also look for unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, ea ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:43:10 AM
The Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department announces the winners of the 2016 Long Lake Spring Photo Contest. Volunteer judges for the competition were Rick Godin, Robert Keough and Steph Hample. Forty-two photographers submitted 98 images in the Wildlife, Landscape, People at Play and Our Town categories. Photos had to be taken in either Raquette Lake or Long Lake and could be taken at any season of the year.
Sherrill Barlow of Rochester took top honor ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:40:19 AM
Monday through Friday: 11 a.m., Walk To Music, Wells Community Hall.
Thursday, May 26: 10 a.m., Osteobusters meet, WCH; 7-8:30 p.m., Indoor Racquet Sports, WCH
Monday, May 30: 9:30 a.m., Osteobusters meet, WCH
Tuesday, May 31: 9 to 11 a.m., Wells Food Pantry Open, WCH; 6 p.m., Game Night, Wells Library;
Thursday, June 2: 10 a.m., HC Board of Supervisors meets, Court House, Lake Pleasant; 10 a.m., Osteobusters meet, WCH; 7-8:30 p.m., Indoor Racquet Sports, WCH; 7 p.m., Wells Ambul ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:37:55 AM
Plant sale June 4
The Well’s Garden Club will have its annual plant sale at the Well’s Pavilion on Route 30 on Saturday, June 4, starting at 9 a.m. until sold out. Plants have been donated by nurseries, stores, members of the club and local residents.
Since this is our main source of revenue, we welcome any who need plants or who have questions regarding their own gardens and yards.
The club has recently purchased 14 new patriotic flags which will be on display by Memori ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:37:19 AM
Thirty-five Wells seniors participated in the Ice Cream Social that was held on April 27 at the Hope Diner. The choices were Corrine’s homemade pie and ice cream or an ice cream sundae. The delicious pies were scoffed up quickly and everyone had a wonderful time catching up with our returning snowbirds.
On Tuesday, May 17, the Wells Seniors traveled to Lake Luzerne to honor Cathy Simons, a longtime volunteer with the Wells Ambulance Corps and Wells Fire Department. Simons recei ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:35:29 AM
Monday - Friday: Noon, senior lunch, LL Nutrition Site, call Colleen Smith at 518-624-5221.
Thursday, May 26: 10 a.m., Swim Bus leaves St. Henry’s Church--624-3077 to sign up; 5 p.m., Knitting / Crochet Circle meets, LL Library.
Friday, May 27: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Great Adirondack Garage Sale throughout Long Lake.
Saturday, May 28: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Great Adirondack Garage Sale throughout Long Lake.
Sunday, May 29: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Great Adirondack Garage Sale throughout Long Lake ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:34:51 AM
By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff
LONG LAKE – Hamilton County has a tradition of holding its Memorial Day parade in a different town each year. Last year it was in Indian Lake; the previous year it was in Inlet. This year it will be held in Long Lake.
The Long Lake American Legion Post No. 650 will be hosting the Hamilton County Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30, in Long Lake, with parade line up starting at 1:15 p.m. at the Mt. Sabattis parking lot at the intersection of South Hill an ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:30:31 AM
Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, View will begin new summer hours. In an effort to offer an alternative for families and visitors in the evening, View will now be open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until 9 p.m.
Summer hours are starting on May 27. The summer hours will be Saturday-Tuesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. There will be a family friendly performance every Wednesday at 7 p.m., adult dance classes on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays will include comedy nights and ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:29:12 AM
Thursday, May 26: 10-11:30 a.m., Basic Bridge Class, Senior Center; Noon, Potluck Luncheon, Senior Center.
Monday, May 30: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pinochle, Senior Center; 6:30pm, Evening Book Group meets, OF Library; 7:30 p.m., AA meets, Inlet Community Church, South Shore Road.
Wednesday, June 1: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Senior Health Activity & Recreation Program, Niccolls Church, OF.
Thursday, June 2: 10-11:30 a.m., Basic Bridge Class, Senior Center; 12:30-4 p.m., Bridge, Senior Center; 7 p. ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:28:07 AM
MILLBROOK—Forest pests from foreign countries are causing billions of dollars in damages each year, and U.S. property owners and municipalities foot most of the bill. Efforts to prevent new pests are not keeping pace with escalating trade from foreign countries and must be strengthened if we are to slow the loss of our nation’s trees. So reports a team of 16 scientists in a new paper published online on May 10 in the journal Ecological Applications.
Dr. Gary Lovett, a forest ecologis ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:26:44 AM
By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff
ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on May 23 that nine new patrol boats have been assigned to state and local police agencies to assist with marine law enforcement efforts across the state.
One of those new patrol boats will be coming to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department.
“From Lake George to the Long Island Sound, New York is home to some of the best recreational boating in the nation,” Cuomo said. “These new patrol vessel ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:26:08 AM
By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff
LAKE PLEASANT — Losing a job for one Indian Lake woman resulted in the fulfillment of a dream.
When the Hamilton County Workforce Development Council (WDC) met on May 17, Hamilton County Department of Social Services (DSS) caseworker Dana Ordway introduced Marilyn Bridges, 59, of Indian Lake, as the latest success story of someone who lost a job and is now on her way to doing what she always wanted to do.
Bridges has just completed the LPN course at ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:24:19 AM
INDIAN LAKE – On May 15 at 3:20 p.m., DEC Central Dispatch received a call from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office reporting a dropped call from a 34-year-old man from Clifton Springs lost in the Tirrell Pond area of the Blue Mnt. Wild Forest.
DEC Forest Rangers responded, checked the Salmon Pond Road area and quickly located the man in a seasonal camp he was able to access. He was lost for over two hours before finding the camp. Rangers escorted the man back to the trail hea ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:23:48 AM
Monday - Friday: 4-7 p.m., Walking Program, IL School—use Crow Hill entrance.
Thursday, May 26: 9:30 a.m., Osteobusters meet, Byron Park Bldg.
Monday, May 30: 12:30 to 3 p.m., Senior Bingo, Mealsite.
Tuesday, May 31: 9 a.m., North Country Crafters meets, Byron Park Bldg.
Wednesday, June 1: 7 p.m., American Legion meets, Post Home; 7 p.m., IL Fire Dept. Auxiliary meets, fire hall; 7 p.m., Planning Board meets, town hall.
Thursday, June 2: 9:30 a.m., Osteobusters meet, ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:19:04 AM
Do you enjoy singing? All adults are invited to join the Mountain Arts Consortium choir as we prepare for our annual summer concert to be held in July at The Lake Pleasant School in Speculator. We rehearse each Thursday at 8:00 pm at the school on Elm Lake Road. If you have any questions, contact Sherry Kuhrt at email@example.com. We welcome all interested performers.
Historical Society’s schedule
The Historical Society of Lake Pleasant and Speculator’s History Museu ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:18:36 AM
By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff
LAKE PLEASANT — The Town of Lake Pleasant is considering the possibility of having a grid of solar panels on town property that could save a bundle on its electric bills.
When the town board met on May 16, it received a presentation from Apex/Vivint Solar on a solar project for the town that suggested savings on electricity could be as much as $300,000 over the next 20 years at no cost to the town.
The presentation was provided by John Wright ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:18:12 AM
Barbara Schoonmaker, with other members of the Speculator/Lake Pleasant Historical Society recently spent time cleaning up the Route 66 buildings at the Speculator Pavilion.
The vintage buildings are replicas of buildings found along the “Main Street of America,” which served travelers for over 50 years before succumbing to the interstate system.
The buildings were built and donated to the Historical Society by John VanBuiten, a former resident of Speculator and WWII veteran who had ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:16:35 AM
School districts across the state, including Wells and Lake Pleasant, will voluntarily administer some tests this spring using digital devices as part of the New York State Education Department’s invitation to pilot computer-based testing. Many of HFM BOCES component school districts will take part in the trial, using the tests in select grade levels.
New York is taking its first official steps into statewide, computer-based testing for students in grades 3-8 in English language arts (ELA) ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:15:37 AM
By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff
SPECULATOR – Water/Wastewater Chief Operator Edward Scharpou gave a lengthy report to the Speculator Village Board of Trustees when they met on May 9.
Scharpou reported the department has been putting water meters in and will be flushing hydrants in May. He said that some of the meters he has replaced have only used 3,000 gallons, so he feels that the ones that have touch pads should have the RF transmitters so they can be radio reads.
The plant is up and ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:15:01 AM
By Robert Stanyon
For the Express
Growing up I recall my grandmother, Minnie Patterson Stanyon, often had stories to tell about her life when we would visit Speculator during summers in the 1940s and 1950s. She was an experienced memorizer and story teller having grown up in the nineteenth century before television and radio. Some of these stories were set down before she died at age 90 in her book, The Quiet Years (now out of print). Others were just passed down to each ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:11:05 AM
SPECULATOR—Hold your hats! There’s something afoot. A murder has been committed at Antler Lakes Community Theatre (otherwise known as The Inn at Speculator) and residents have the opportunity to solve it.
The Friends of the Lake Pleasant Library is pleased to present a special fun community program and fundraiser - a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre.
This event is being generously sponsored by Gem*Boy Productions drama troupe and The Inn to benefit The Friends’ cultural and ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:08:40 AM
Thursday, May 26: 9 a.m., Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church.
Friday, May 27: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fellowship.
Monday, May 30: 9 a.m., Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church.
Tuesday, May 31: 6:30 p.m., Piseco Ambulance Corps (PVAC) meets, headquarters; 7 p.m., LP Fire Dept. Drill Night, fire hall; 7:15pm, Speculator Fire Dept. Drill Night, fire hall.
Thursday, June 2: 9 a.m., Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church; 10 a.m., HC Board of Supervisors mee ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:05:46 AM
LAKE PLEASANT—How clean is your water? Is it safe to drink?
Routine water testing is important to insure its safety for drinking and recreation. That’s why the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District offers a certified Water Testing Program to area municipalities, residents, and businesses.
“The District partners with the New York State Department of Health and the Mohawk Valley Water Authority to offer certified results, filling a niche for water testing that Hami ...