Last Updated: Saturday, December 20, 2014 5:42:12 PM
By CHARLIE ASCHER
Special to the News
LAKE PLEASANT -- The Lake Pleasant Sacandaga Association and the Town of Lake Pleasant teamed up again this past summer to have trained lake stewards inspect boats headed for launching at the Moffitt's Beach Public Campground boat ramp here.
The goal is to prevent aquatic invasive weeds from entering the lakes. The lake stewards inspected over 700 boats from six different states at the ramp, as well as for the Oxbow Lake fishing tournament.
Some were sent to ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:29:03 AM
Wednesday, Dec. 17: 8am, Senior Shopping Bus leaves Senior Center--548-8808; 9:30am, Adk Lakes Quilters meets, Piseco Community Hall--548-6347; 5:30pm, Great South Woods meeting, LP School; 6pm, Covered Dish Supper, PCH; 7pm, Knit Wits, LP Library.
Thursday, Dec. 18: 9am, Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church (GMC); 11:30am-12pm, Ask The Nurse, Senior Center.
Friday, Dec. 19: 3:30-5:30pm, Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fellowship.
Monday, Dec. 22: 9am, Osteobusters, GMC; 7pm, Speculator ...
Last Updated: Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:40:31 PM
The Hamilton County Twigs gifted several non-profits with checks during its Sunday, Dec. 7, Christmas Dinner at The Inn at Speculator. Twigs volunteers support local health care through sales of donated items at Twigs Treasures House and other fund-raisers.
Last Updated: Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:34:05 PM
Oak Mountain Ski Center had 18 inches of snow on the ground and eight trails open for its annual Holiday Fair Friday, Dec. 12. A live reindeer, dogsled rides, storytelling, face painting, ornament making, a Festival of Trees for bid and, of course, visits with Santa Claus as well as local crafters and other vendors and Mountain Roads with live music all contributed to the fun.
Last Updated: Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:06:20 PM
LAKE PLEASANT -- Lake Pleasant Central School has announced its honor rolls for grades 3-9 for the first quarter of the school year as follows.
Rylee Kylah Bartholomew, Zoe Madison Bartholomew, Madeline G. Braunius, Anna M. Crouse, Skyler O'Brien Dorr, Jack Ryan Germain, Hannah Giannott, Isabella Grace Greco, Emma Hoffman, George L. Hoffman, Joshua Hughes, Daniel Johnson, Shane Kennedy, Spencer Kotwasinski, Mason L. Kruggel, Bentley Lane, Morgan Juliana Lane, Ethan Marshall, Ryan J. O'Connor, Ca ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:08:39 AM
Wednesday, Dec. 10: 9:30am, Adk Lakes Quilters meets, Piseco Community Hall--548-6347; 6pm, LP School Board meets, school; 7pm, Knit Wits, LP Library.
Thursday, Dec. 11: Immunization Clinic, HC Courthouse--648-6141; 9am, Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church (GMC); 6pm, Public Hearing on Roof Project, Piseco School--followed by school board meeting; 7-9pm, Volleyball, LP School.
Friday, Dec. 12: 3:30-5:30pm, Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fellowship; 7pm, Red Cross Citizen Preparedness T ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 8:57:16 AM
Town of Lake Pleasant Superintendent of Highways Randy La Varnway and his crew finished the snowmobile trail work in the Perkins Clearing area Friday, Dec. 6, that will allow Lyme Adirondack Timberland to log in the area this winter. A half-mile detour was created around "The Big T" intersection where the Perkins Clearing and Old Military roads meet; five bridges were built; and a secondary snowmobile trail between the Perkins Clearing Road and Mason Lake was improved. La Varnway was informed of ...
Last Updated: Sunday, December 07, 2014 9:55:12 PM
SPECULATOR -- There will be plenty of family fun to go around at Oak Mountain Ski Center's Third Annual Holiday Fair Friday, Dec. 12. The holiday season will be welcomed from 4-8 p.m. with winter festivities for the young and young at heart.
Santa and his real reindeer will make a special guest appearance. Reindeer are co-sponsored by a generous donation from Lake Pleasant Lodge.
Boys and girls can bring their wish lists for Kris Kringle and create a holiday ornament at the decorating station, h ...
Last Updated: Sunday, December 07, 2014 9:52:20 PM
The Four Corners intersection in the Village of Speculator took on a festive air Saturday, Dec. 6, when the village Christmas tree in Dean Lane Memorial Park was lit for the season.
Last Updated: Sunday, December 07, 2014 9:48:05 PM
A crew from the New York State Department of Transportation replaces signage along State Route 8/30 in the Village of Speculator Thursday morning, Dec. 4.
Last Updated: Sunday, December 07, 2014 9:44:49 PM
By CHARLIE ASCHER
Special to the Express
LAKE PLEASANT -- Lake Pleasant - Sacandaga Association has paid for and installed gates at Lake Pleasant Marine as part of the continuing effort to prevent the introduction of invasive plants and animals into Lake Pleasant.
Lake Pleasant Marine is cooperating with these efforts to protect the lake by closing the boat launch when the marina is closed.
During normal business hours all boats launched at the marina will be inspected for weeds first as require ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 12:29:11 AM
Wednesday, Dec. 3: 9:30am, Adk Lakes Quilters meets, Piseco Community Hall--548-6347; 7pm, Knit Wits, LP Library.
Thursday, Dec. 4: 9am, Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church (GMC).
Friday, Dec. 5: 9am, Oak Mt. Opens (weather permitting); 10:30am, Adirondack Lake Alliance meets, Piseco school; 3:30-5:30pm, Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fellowship.
Monday, Dec. 8: 9am, Osteobusters, GMC; 7pm, Speculator Board of Trustees meets, Village Hall; 7pm, Morehouse Fire Dept. meets, firehouse.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 8:10:03 AM
By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff
SPECULATOR -- Lake Pleasant Central School District has rejected the plowing and sanding agreement the Village of Speculator Board of Trustees offered last month.
The village offered the same contract for this coming winter as for last. Under it the school paid the village $60 per plowing and $25 per sanding of its parking lot by the village Highway Department.
The LPCSD Board of Education has instead proposed paying a flat fee of $3,000 a year for each of the ne ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 8:00:23 AM
By CRISTINE MEIXNER
SPECULATOR -- Donald Rhodes’ plans for expanding his motel on Lake Pleasant have grown since he last approached the Village of Speculator in July.
He is now proposing 80 rooms with 80 parking spaces, rather than 60 and 64 respectively, and including a restaurant and pub.
The change followed a lodging feasibility study the planning board wanted.
“[The study] recommends more than 60 rooms to be successful, and says it must be marketed as a resort destination,” Rho ...
Last Updated: Sunday, November 30, 2014 12:30:02 AM
The Speculator Holiday Stroll Friday, Nov. 28, was cold outside but warm inside with holiday specials, sales, and treats at participating businesses, which stayed open until 7 p.m. Shoppers moved from store to store in search of special gifts and bargains. (Photos/Cristine Meixner)
Last Updated: Sunday, November 30, 2014 12:15:23 AM
SPECULATOR -- Toys are being collected for local tots and boys and girls of all ages in the wrapped boxes in Charlie Johns Store and Casey's Corner store in Piseco.
Readers are asked to buy and donate a new toy during their next shopping trip.
Parents and guardians needing toys for holiday gifts are invited to come to the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Lake Pleasant Wednesday, Dec. 17, between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to pick out what they would like.
For more information call Jacqui Grier at 548-35 ...
Last Updated: Sunday, November 30, 2014 12:13:46 AM
WELLS -- The Owl Pond Club fire was caused by gasoline spilled on the generator's exhaust.
Speculator Volunteer Fire Department Chief Karl Blanchard says, "Someone was fueling a generator while it was running and gas spilt on the exhaust."
A structure fire at the hunting club on Elm Lake Road was reported to Hamilton County Dispatch Saturday, Nov. 22, at 9:58 p.m. SVFD was dispatched, and called on Lake Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department for aid.
Both fire departments responded with their four-w ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:29:12 AM
Wednesday, Nov. 26: 9:30am, Adk Lakes Quilters meets, Piseco Community Hall--548-6347; 7pm, Knit Wits, LP Library.
Friday, Nov. 28: 3:30-5:30pm, Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fellowship.
Monday, Dec. 1: 9am, Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church (GMC); 6pm, Arietta Town Board meets, PCH; 7pm, LP Town Board meets, Town Hall.
Tuesday, Dec. 2: 5:30pm, AA meets, LP Methodist Church; 7pm, Piseco Fire Dept. meets, fire hall; 7:15pm, Speculator Fire Dept. meets, fire hall.
Wednesday, Dec. 3: ...
Last Updated: Monday, November 24, 2014 9:47:15 PM
Christine Campeau from The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake visited the after school program at Piseco Common School Friday, Nov. 14, to present "Fur Traders and Bounty Hunters." She showed some video and brought some pelts, skulls, antlers, and traps along. Students identified a variety of Adirondack mammals and learned something about how humans and animals interact.
Last Updated: Monday, November 24, 2014 9:43:47 PM
Dale Hummer shot a 14-point buck while hunting in Morehouse Nov. 18. This is his first Adirondack deer, although he has been coming up from Phillipsburg, N.J. to stay and hunt with Wayne Fleming of Morehouse for a week each hunting season for six years.
Last Updated: Monday, November 24, 2014 9:35:37 PM
BRANDON NEWELL, 16, of Green Pond, N.J. has completed Fire Fighter 1 training and is now a junior firefighter with the Green Pond Volunteer Fire Department.
Successful completion of the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety's Fire Fighter 1 training course allows a firefighter to fight fire under direct supervision.
Brandon is the grandson of Doris and George Sloan of Piseco, formerly of Green Pond, N.J., where George was a fireman for 35 years.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:49:49 AM
By LEVI PASCHER
Special to the Express
JOHNSTOWN -- The Salmon Law Firm has been recognized for its years of service helping families make it through the difficult time of when a loved one passes.
Attorney Del Salmon was one of many recognized as Mountain Valley Hospice held its 27th Annual Appreciation Dinner Thursday, Nov. 6, at The Center at Lexington here.
“Del’s staff is attentive, sensitive, timely, understanding and always understands the importance of time to our patient&sbqu ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:09:12 AM
Wednesday, Nov. 19: 8am, Senior Shopping Bus leaves Senior Center--548-8808; 9:30am, Adk Lakes Quilters meets, Piseco Community Hall--548-6347; 6pm, Covered Dish Supper, PCH; 7pm, Knit Wits, LP Library.
Thursday, Nov. 20: 9am, Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church (GMC); 11:30am-12pm, Ask The Nurse, Senior Center.
Friday, Nov. 21: 3:30-5:30pm, Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fellowship; 6pm, Arietta Zoning Board of Appeals Public Hearing, PCH--Casey project.
Monday, Nov. 24: 9am, Osteobu ...
Last Updated: Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:54:51 AM
SPECULATOR -- The Friends of the Lake Pleasant Library is sponsoring a trip for the community including anyone 18 years or older to New York City Wednesday, Dec. 3.
The purpose is to visit and tour the main New York Public Library at Bryant Park. There is free time afterwards to have fun and see New York City decorated for Christmas.
The Brown Coach bus (with on-board restroom) will depart Speculator Ball Field parking lot promptly at 6 a.m. Reserved seat members must check in no later than 5:45 ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 7:27:46 AM
By CRISTINE MEIXNER
SPECULATOR -- The Speculator Village Hall will soon be paid off, if it hasn't been already.
That's because the Board of Trustees has decided to pay the $70,000 the village owes on it instead of the $35,000 payment that is due.
The move, recommended by Treasurer Bonnie Page, will save the village $1,000 in interest.
Trustee Karen McComb noted, "Our balance is in great shape," before voting Nov. 10 with the rest of the board to pay the loan off. The village bought t ...