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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - Updated: 5:28 PM



LONG LAKE--Long Lake's Annual Antiques & Vintage Sale will be July 5-7 at Long Lake Central School, 20 School Rd. Friday's Preview and Reception runs from 5-7 p.m. with live acoustic music by Alex Smith and light refreshments. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday's 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Browse unique items including postcards, dinnerware, paintings, furniture, jewelry and special taxidermy restorations. Admission $1. For more call (518) 624-3077 or visit



BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here will hold its annual auction Saturday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by a block party from 2-5 p.m. This auction has become a community event attended by antique lovers from all over.

Auction donations are needed. Look in the attic, cellar, garage, back room or shed and pull out those 'unique and special' items, large and small, that would be a great addition to an auction. ALCA will pick up items if necessary. Just call (518) 352-7715.


BLEECKER--Bleecker Community Church's annual auction will be Saturday, July 13, at the Church Hall at 641 County Highway 112 here starting at 10 a.m. Henri Lebel will again be the auctioneer. This is a variety auction which has a little of everything and includes home-baked items. It is held inside with seating provided. Refreshments are available.



NORTHVILLE--Friends of the Northville Library will hold its annual Northville Library Book Sale July 4-6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the library at 341 S. Third St. here. Early bird admission for $3 each runs from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, July 4; otherwise, admission is free.

Over 7,000 hardcover and paperback books will be sold to provide summer reading at bargain prices, or stock up ahead of time for next winter.



INLET--The annual Ping Pong Ball Drop here will be Thursday, July 4, at 1 p.m. at Fern Park, 9 Loomis Rd.

Children up to age 12 rush onto the ball field after a seaplane has dropped ping-pong balls for them to collect. Each child is allowed to collect three balls, which they will bring into the pavilion to trade for prizes. Prizes include snacks, novelty items, toys and gift certificates.


INDIAN LAKE--The Indian Lake / Blue Mt. Lake Fish & Game Association will hold its annual free Kids' Fishing Derby for ages 15 and younger Saturday, July 6, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Byron Park on Rt. 28. Adult supervision is required. There will be prizes, a casting contest and free hot dogs, hamburgers, soda and juice. Loner poles are available, and instruction will be provided.


INDIAN LAKE--The Indian Lake / Blue Mt. Lake Fish & Game Association will follow its free Kids' Fishing Derby with a Kids' Shoot at the Shooting Range on Chain Lakes Road here Saturday, July 6, from 2-4 p.m. This introduction to target shooting and gun safety uses .22 caliber and BB guns.



PISECO--Cornell Cooperative Extension of Hamilton County will offer a Basic Computer Course in the Technology Room at Piseco Education Center on Rt. 8. The four classes will begin Thursday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. The course costs $30 each; pre-registration is required by calling (518) 548-6191.


INDIAN LAKE--Take another Adirondack Challenge and attend the Invasive Insect Symposium Tuesday, July 16, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Ski Hut off State Route 30 here.

Learn to know tree species and tree-killing pests and what to do about them. The whats, whys and costs of emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle will be explained. Take a forest survey hike that will teach the signs and symptoms of these invasive insects, learn about community preparedness and have questions answered by the experts.

Municipal staff, community planners, landowners, loggers, foresters, landscapers and hikers are encouraged to attend. For more information or to register for this free event contact the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District at (518) 548-3991 or by July 10.



OLD FORGE--The Forge Festival of Arts and Crafts will be Thursday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Adirondack Bank parking lot here, across from the public beach. Enjoy fine arts and crafts from over 35 vendors in an outdoor venue. Admission is free.

Each vendor is hand-selected, ensuring only the highest quality will be presented. Venders will be offering anything from handmade pottery pieces and paintings to jewelry and candles. Stop by and see the many works of art and handmade crafts that will both be on display and for sale.


PISECO--This year's Evergreen Lake Craft Fair will be Saturday, July 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Lake Pavilion off 425 Rt. 8 here. Unique Adirondack, hand-made items will be sold. Watch for the signs. For more information call (518) 548-8640.



PISECO--The Piseco Library Coffeehouse Series will present a lively, toe-tappin', foot-stompin' evening of Homespun Community Dance Saturday, July 13, from 7-9 p.m. at the Adirondack Education Center on Rt. 8 here. Admission is free; any donations will be used toward programming and the purchase of new books for Piseco Library.

Enjoy an exciting, interactive program of square dancing that gets all ages up and moving to the live beat of traditional folk instruments like banjos, fiddles and pennywhistles. Homespun's renowned caller, dance organizer and recording artist Paul Rosenberg creates a festive learning experience that lets everyone know what to do and when to do it. By the end of the evening even the most reluctant "dance phobic" will be out on the floor having a great time.



PISECO--The annual Piseco Auxiliary Rummage Sale is fast approaching for all shoppers and bargain hunters. All roads will lead to Piseco Community Hall on Old Piseco Road Friday, July 5. Be there at noon for the start and stay until the 5 p.m. closing time. Saturday, July 6, hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the bake sale starting at 10 a.m. sharp.

This is the auxiliary's huge rummage sale. Don't miss the biggest selection of "quality" rummage at the best prices. Bag Hour starts Saturday at noon - all you can stuff into a bag for $1 with no limit to the number of bags. The proceeds benefit Piseco Fire Department, Piseco Ambulance Corps and other community organizations.

People come from far and near, so be there early and stay late.


INDIAN LAKE--The Indian Lake Methodist Women will hold a Bazaar and Bake Sale Saturday, July 6, at the church on Main Street and a Flea Market at the Parsonage garage also on Main St. 9:30 a.m. Both run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.



RAQUETTE LAKE--Enjoy some delicious strawberry shortcake, get free area and events information and reconnect with summer friends Saturday, June 29, starting at 11 a.m. at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall. A portion of the proceeds from the Raquette Lake Strawberry Festival benefit Raquette Lake Fire Department. Visit for more information.


WELLS--The Wells Historical Society will host its annual Strawberry Festival Saturday, June 29, from 2-4 p.m. at Wells United Methodist Church on State Route 30. Enjoy fresh strawberries, homemade biscuits, real whipped cream and ice cream for $3.50 per adult.

Wells Historical Society is a non-profit organization that works diligently to collect, preserve and promote the remarkable history of Wells. It relies primarily on donations and fundraisers to operate Wells Museum. All proceeds from the Strawberry Festival go to the museum, keeper of times gone by.


WELLS--The next dinner at Wells United Methodist Church will be Saturday, July 13, from 4-6:30 p.m. The menu consists of chicken in gravy on biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots, beverage and homemade pies, cakes and cookies. The cost is $8.50 per adult and $4 for ages 6-12. It is free for children under age 6.

Take-outs and gluten-free options are available. The church is near the center of Wells on Route 30.



LONG LAKE--Long Lake's July 4 Games For All Ages will start at 10 a.m. on the Town Ball Field here. Classic favorites include a scavenger hunt for small children, a balloon race, sack races, the venerable egg toss and the three-legged race. Children enjoy collecting their winnings from the prize booth. For more information call (518) 624-3077.


LAKE PLEASANT--The 22nd Annual Sacandaga Lake Boat Parade will be Thursday, July 4, at 11 a.m. (rain date July 6). All boats are welcome. Meet at the southwest corner of Sacandaga Lake (Aird's Bay) at 11 a.m. and bring flags. For more information call Frank at 548-8124.

The Village of Speculator parade and fireworks will be Saturday, July 6.


LONG LAKE--The Long Lake Bed Races will take place at the Town Beach here July 4 starting at 5 p.m. Teams of five people ages 16 and up find an old bed, decorate it, hop on and race to the finish line for cash prizes for Fastest Bed and Best in Show. The entry fee is $10 per bed. Contestants must wear sneakers. Pre-registration is required. Call (518) 624-3077 to register and get a set of rules.


LONG LAKE--The Town of Long Lake's Fourth of July Celebration will be July 4 starting at 6 p.m. at the Town Beach here.

The Bad Chaperones will play, Long Lake Fire Department will serve up a feast, Penelope the Clown will paint faces at the gazebo and the best fireworks in the Adirondacks will start at dark. For more information call (518) 624-3077. The rain location is the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion.


RAQUETTE LAKE--The hamlet of Raquette Lake will hold fireworks on the village green July 4 following a concert by The Spinney Brothers at the school on Rt. 28.


INLET--Fireworks will follow the Sunsets by the Lake Concert Series here July 4, following a performance by Jamie Notarthomas in Arrowhead Park.


SPECULATOR--The Village of Speculator’s annual Parade July 4 Celebration begins with J&M Amusements Friday, July 5, at the ball field from 6-11 p.m. and Saturday, July 6, from 1-11 p.m. There will be a dunk tank, games and food. The rain date is Sunday, July 7. Play all night by purchasing a wristband for $12 each.

The parade starts Saturday at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at the public beach.


INDIAN LAKE--Indian Lake's Independence Day Celebration Parade and Fireworks will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 6. The parade ends at Byron Park on Rt. 28, where there will be entertainment and fireworks.

The parade will be preceded by a Chicken Barbecue at the fire hall on E. Main St. (Rt. 28) starting at 4 p.m. The Blue Mountain Lake United Methodist Church will sell Strawberry Shortcake at Byron Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for $3 each.

Call (518) 648-5828 or go to for more.



LAKE PLEASANT--Twigs Treasures House is open for the summer. Come in and browse two floors of constantly changing arrays of antiques and slightly used furniture, household goods, toys, linens and more.

Twigs Treasures House is on Page Street near the intersection with State Route 8. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through June; Tuesdays through Saturdays during July and August; Fridays and Saturdays during September (plus Sunday, Sept. 15, until noon for the Town-Wide Garage Sale); and Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5, and Columbus Day Weekend Oct. 11-13 and Oct. 14 to noon.

To donate items call Letty Rudes at 548-7077) Lore Frisk at 548-4668 or Susan Thielking at 548-6318.



WELLS--The Wells Museum is open for the 2013 season with a new display -- a recreation of the original parlor of the building when it was owned by Mary Hosley and Orra Buyce, who made their home there in 1918. The display includes many of the original furnishings, including the original sofa, as well as games and pottery. The museum is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during July and August.


INLET--The Inlet Historical Society presents “Before There Was Inlet, Part One” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, in Inlet Town Hall on Main St. Charles Herr will discuss the lives, plans and hopes of the owners of Inlet’s lands before the town’s separation from Morehouse in 1902.

The territory’s owners included the original namesake of Sagamore Lake, a founder of Port Leyden and a famous mathematician who traveled the Adirondacks for 20 years beginning in the 1830s and who once owned all Raquette Lake. Learn what may still be inaccurate about the statutory boundary of the Town of Inlet as defined by state law in 1902.

The program will follow a popular format of comparing contemporary images with current photos of the same locations. Members and non-members alike are invited.


NEWCOMB--Adirondack Architectural Heritage Director Steven Engelhart and 2012 intern Charlotte Barrett will lead a tour to Great Camp Santanoni here Friday, June 28.

Santanoni was built for Robert and Anna Pruyn of Albany beginning in 1892. The estate eventually included 12,900 acres and nearly four-dozen buildings. The day will include stops at the Gate Lodge, the 200-acre farm and the Main Camp on Newcomb Lake to see ongoing restoration. The State of New York owns Santanoni Preserve. It is a National Historic Landmark.

The round-trip walk is 9.8 miles on a gently sloping carriage road. The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. The fee is $20 members / $30 non-members. Make reservations by calling (518) 834-9328.


PISECO - John Simons, president of Piseco Lake Historical Society, has announced the following summer programs.

Wednesday, July 10, Roy Rehill will provide a presentation and signing of his book, "Adirondack Adventures, French Louie & His Biographer." He will detail his various endeavors as a canal boat driver, lumberjack, trapper and guide.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, will see an in-depth presentation about the history, construction, operation and future of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad.

All programs are held at Piseco Community Hall starting at 7 p.m.


NEWCOMB--Adirondack Architectural Heritage has organized a tour of Tahawus and the deserted village of Adirondac for Thursday, July 11. The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends around 3 p.m. The fee is $30 members / $40 non-members. Reservations are required by calling (518) 834-9328.

An odd assortment of structures stands on a remote road outside Newcomb: an imposing stone tower, a stabilized 19th-century house and a handful of tumbledown cottages, all on property owned by the Open Space Institute. Look at more than a century of mining, see the 1854 McIntyre Furnace and the remains of the village of Adirondac and talk about the Adirondack Iron and Steel Company operations and the 20th-century mining operation at Tahawus.

The McIntyre Furnace is an important early industrial site that has been documented by the Historic American Engineering Record.



INLET--The Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council will bring the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra to town for the day Saturday, July 6. There will be a Free Children's Concert at 3 p.m. for children age 12 and under, a Cocktail Benefit from 4-7 p.m. at The Woods Inn, and An Evening With The Symphony starting at 7:30 p.m. at Arrowhead Park on Main St. For more contact (315) 357-5501 or


RAQUETTE LAKE--Raquette Lake Union Free School on Rt. 28 here will host The Spinney Brothers Concert Thursday, July 4, at 7 p.m. The Spinney Brothers' cornerstone is the sound of traditional, southern-flavored bluegrass music. Admission is free (free will offering). The doors open at 6:15 p.m. There will also be a pie raffle and fireworks at the village green after the concert.


INLET--"Sunsets by the Lake" Concert Series will present Jamie Notarthomas in Arrowhead Park off the main street here (rain site Fern Park Pavilion) Thursday, July 4, from 7:30-10 p.m. Notarthomas has dazzled audiences for more than 20 years with his inspired performances and ability to blend folk music with nearly any other style. As a songwriter, he has honed his skill to create a potent and eloquent tool. Critics compare his style to Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and Neil Young. Fireworks will follow the performance.


RAQUETTE LAKE--Bring blankets and chairs and gear up for a concert featuring seasoned musicians who will have the audience tapping their toes and humming along before the night is out. Puttin' on the Ritz will be held Saturday, July 6, at 6 p.m. at the Raquette Lake school on Rt. 28.


INLET--Bill Staines will perform during the Saturday, July 6, Sunsets by the Lake Concert Series at Arrowhead Park off Rt. 28 here (rain site Fern Park Pavilion) from 7-9 p.m. "Any new song that can live comfortably beside the well-worn songs of folk tradition has a good chance of surviving the test of time. Such, we believe, are the songs of Bill Staines." - Charles "Sandy" Paton, Folk Legacy Records.


BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will present the Fat River Kings, sponsored by the Tom Fagan Fund, Tuesday, July 9, starting at 8 p.m. This genre-hoping American roots band specializes in unique arrangements and tight harmonies. Don't miss this home-grown Adirondack band! Admission is $20/$10 members ($5 children under 12). For more call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at



NEWCOMB--Northern New York Audubon will sponsor a two- to three-mile wildlife walk in the privately owned Huntington Wildlife Forest here, led by Charlotte Demers, Saturday July 6, starting at 9 a.m. Meet at the Adirondack Interpretive Center on Route 28N. To register email or call (518) 582-2000.

The walk along a level dirt road parallels a marsh at the west end of Rich Lake. The walk continues to a small pond and includes both conifer and hardwood habitats. Plan on two hours of easy walking.



BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts' site-specific performance this year puts a unique twist on the musical "Cabaret." The production will be set in a modern spiegeltent, an Austrian traveling mirrored circus tent, at Gore Mountain in North Creek, complete with classic German beer and goodies.

Shows will be July 11, 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. The fee of $50 / $40 members includes a chairlift ride. For more call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at

"Cabaret" is set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power. It focuses on the seedy Kit Kat Klub, revolving around 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with young American writer Cliff Bradshaw. Come early and ride the gondola to the top for a breath-taking view of the Adirondacks.



SPECULATOR--Artwork by Taff Fitterer is on display at Lake Pleasant Library's Adirondack Room through June. Fitterer is a talented realist oil painter whose work is filled with brilliant colors and unique objects in unusual arrangements.

Fitterer received her BA in Fine Arts at Rutgers University and her MA in Painting at SUNY Albany. She has exhibited her extraordinary art in many galleries and museums throughout Massachusetts and New York and has won first prize in several juried art exhibitions. She lives in Indian Lake with her bookbinder husband Jack.


BLUE MT. LAKE--Meet Miss Hannah - Mixed Media by Hannah Lightbody gallery show will run through July 13 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here. A gallery reception will be held July 13 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Craving home, Hannah Lightbody uses her roots and the northern woods of Maine as inspiration. Using found objects and materials, she produces art that comes from her idea of home.

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at


BLUE MT. LAKE--Trova De Amor - Paintings by Miguel Alfaro gallery show will run through July 13 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here. A gallery reception will be held July 13 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Romantic figures dancing, men playing guitars and voluptuous women create surreal scenes that are undeniably tender. Alfaro's Cuban scenes are rich with color, stories and emotion.

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at


BLUE MT. LAKE--Tactile and Visible Stories - Book Art by Hai Ri Han gallery show will run through July 13 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here. A gallery reception will be held July 13 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Bringing a traditional art form back with a more contemporary spin, Hai Ri Han creates unorthodox books. Accordion, star- and tunnel-shaped books with ambiguous legibility and readability lead the reader to a deliberate relationship with his books.

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at


BLUE MT. LAKE--The Privileged Series - Illustrations by Anthony Dortch gallery show will run through July 13 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here. A gallery reception will be held July 13 from 5:30-7 p.m.

The Privileged Series illustrates what it means to be socially and financially above others. Dortch makes social commentary with his segmented show representing "The Privileged," "The Purifiers" and "The Other."

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at


SPECULATOR--The 48th Annual Speculator Art Show will be Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Speculator Pavilion. A wide variety of art will be exhibited and sold.

Artists wishing to participate may obtain entry forms by calling the Speculator Region Chamber of Commerce at (518) 548-4521, Carol Dorr at 548-3652 or Mary Ann Hughes at 548-4692).

There is no admission fee; any donations will be used for student art programs, scholarships and other ways of enhancing fine art in the area.



BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 28N/30 here will hold a Birch Bark Frame Family Workshop Tuesday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will make their own white birch bark frames for photographs or mirrors. The $90 fee includes one frame and materials for an adult / child team. Register at

All materials are provided but participants are encouraged to bring cones, bark, seedpods, stones, etc. A 16-ounce hammer, pencil and pruning shears are recommended but not required. This workshop is for families with children ages 10 and up. For safety, there must be an adult present for each child.


RAQUETTE LAKE--Bring socks, purses, shirts or anything else easy to tie-dye to the Raquette Lake Library at 1 Dillon Rd. here Wednesday, July 3, at 7 p.m. for a Tie Dye Workshop for all ages, or buy a shirt for $5. For more information call (518) 624-3077.


BLUE MT. LAKE--Make a traditional cherry paddle at The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 28N/30 here Friday, July 5, or Sunday, July 7. Led by craftsman Caleb Davis, Traditional Paddle Making Workshop participants will use hand tools to make their own cherry paddles. This is a physically demanding workshop. The fee is $125 each for a single blade paddle and $135 for a double bladed paddle. Pre-registration is required at


RAQUETTE LAKE--Great Camp Sagamore on Sagamore Rd. here will host a Canoe Paddle Carving Class Saturday, July 6. Work with master boatbuilder and long-time Sagamore instructor Patrick Smith of West Hollow Boat Company to shape a paddle specifically designed for your own paddling needs and style using traditional hand tools.

Students under age 16 are welcome to take this course after consultation with the instructor. Contact Smith at (585) 374-5014 or The fee of $100 each includes lunch. To register or for information on weekend accommodations at Great Camp Sagamore call the registrar at (315) 354-5311 ext. 21 or go to

* This event is possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts' Decentralization Regrant Program, administered in Hamilton County by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake.

The deadline for Coming Attractions is two weeks before the event. Announcements may not exceed 130 words. E-mail them to


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