Aug 14

This Week’s Our Town News: August 13, 2018 – A Newsletter for members of the Fourth Lake Community and Friends

Anyone for Verizon Phone service?

An “Our Town News” reader, who wishes to remain anonymous, writes: “For the past several years, I’ve been trying to convince Verizon to add a cell site in Lake Luzerne so their customers can have service at least as good as AT&T’s customers. The other day, Verizon’s customer service team wrote to me that complaints about poor service ‘ … will help our network team have more accurate information about the area, and if we do have more than enough customers who submit these trouble tickets, they can begin installing a tower in the area a lot sooner.’ So I encourage Verizon customers to contact the company to let them know that — despite what the coverage map might show — service in ZIP Code 12846 is sorely lacking. Ask them to open a ‘trouble ticket.’ You can reach them on Twitter at @VZWSupport, or dial *611 from your Verizon phone, or call 1-800-922-0204.”

Vintage Motorcycles.

Hogtown is sponsoring its 18th annual Vintage Motorcycle Rally with bikes form 1993 and older.  The event is open to the public and will take place at the corner of Old Stage and Thomas Roads on Sunday August 19th from noon to 6:00 pm.

In addition to the events listed below, others may sometimes be found on the Lake Luzerne website.

This week at the Hadley Luzerne Library

Story Time with Angela and Kathy

Dates:     Wednesdays from July 11 – August 29

Time:     10 am

Silent Auction

There’s still time to participate in the silent auction.  Stop by the library to see the wonderful items available – gift certificates, massage and chiropractic services, rafting tickets, locally created folk art bears, owls and more.  Winners will be announced the weekend of August 18th.

This week at the Lake Luzerne Pavilion

Lake Luzerne Tuesday Night Summer Concerts (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)

The Lake Luzerne Regional Chamber will host its last summer Tuesday night concert of the year at the Pavilion Park.
Aug 14 Vintage Country Band 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Please call the Chamber Office with any questions-518-696-3500.


This week at the Adirondack Folk School – Schedule for August 16-22

All classes are held at the Adirondack Folk School unless otherwise noted.

This Saturday August 18, 2018, FREE Entry


The Adirondack Folk School will host its annual Blacksmith Instructor Rendezvous in the Forge. This is a unique gathering of our renowned blacksmith instructors who will be collaborating and working on behalf of AFS and advancement of blacksmithing.  Join us for a fun, free event where you can watch premier blacksmiths ply their craft, listen to lively, foot-stomping music and buy some ice cream to cool off in the summer heat.

The event will take place on the school grounds overlooking the Hudson with live music.

ALSO  It has come to our attention that Titus Grondahl, a world famous local wizard, will also be in attendance at the Hot event with his wizard-mobile.  The bus, pictured below, is very interesting on the outside, but the inside is a work of magic art!!  Titus will be available to show anyone his workshop and to make magic wands for the children!  Where else can they get such a device?

AND …the AFS will also hold its annual membership meeting, open to all members of AFS.


Date:   Saturday August 18, 2018

Time:   1:00pm – 4:00pm

Place:  The Adirondack Folk School51 Main StreetLake Luzerne, New York 12846.

Phone:    518-696-2400


NOTE:  This is the same date as the Fourth Lake Pot Luck, but it ends in plenty of time to get to the

community house.


Thursday & Friday, August 16&17
Introduction to Silversmithing with Matt Balint. #1267-0816. 2 days. 9am-4pm. Tuition $210. Member Tuition $170. Materials fee $45.
Learn the basic skills necessary to create an original piece of jewelry in sterling silver. Students will learn to use tools commonly used in the jewelry studio and will have the option to make a ring, pendant or earrings in sterling silver.
NOTE: Students should wear older clothes and may wish to bring a smock or apron. Students are also required to wear closed-toe shoes, and long hair must be tied back.
Friday August 17

Introduction to Cold Process Soap Making with Roberta Devers-Scott. #1271-08171/2 day. 6pm-9pm. Tuition $55. Member Tuition $45. Materials fee $15.

This soap making class will introduce you to lye safety as you make the soap. Leave with a loaf of soap that will yield about eight bars.  There will be discussion about ways to acquire further knowledge/skills. See web for location.
NOTE:  This class will take place at 18 Curran Street in Glens Falls, NY - the building located next to the Shirt Factory Gallery. Please wear a long-sleeve shirt and bring a washed out and clean ½-gallon paper milk carton.
Saturday August 18

Make a Sapling Bow and Arrow with David Cornelius. #1198-0818. 1/2 day. 9am-12pm. Tuition $55. Member Tuition $45. Materials fee $15.

Learn the ancient craft of creating a sapling bow and arrow with sinew, feathers and flaked stone points. Saplings, dogwood arrow shafts, imitation sinew and feathers will be provided. A perfect class for your family or for a scout troop.
NOTE:  Students will need to bring a strong whittling knife.
Saturday August 18

Swirling Star Bowl/Basket with Beverly Cornelius. #1227-0818. 1 day. 8:30am-5:30pm. Tuition $115. Member Tuition $95. Materials fee $30.

The base of this beautiful bowl reminds us of an American Quilt Block. Learn a bit of patterned weaving to create the base of this basket. The bulk of the rest of the weaving is a continuous weave that results in the swirl effect seen in the bowl.
NOTE:  Students to bring to class: Basin for water, sheetrock knife, an old towel and washcloth, clip clothespins, and a spray bottle. (Teacher will provide dyed reed for this project).
Sunday August 19

Woodturning:  Hollow Forms with John Kingsley. #1156-0819. 1 day. 9am-4pm. Tuition $105. Member Tuition $85. Materials fee $25.

Turning a hollow form is one of the signature skills of a woodturner. Lucky for our students, the school has made this easy to learn, using the hollow turning equipment we have in-house. Students will create a thin walled bowl or small vase.
NOTE:  For your safety: no loose-fitting clothes, hair tied back, comfortable shoes and no jewelry. If sensitive to wood dust registration for turning classes is not recommended.

Sunday & Monday, August 19&20

Felting Sculptural Vessels- Classic, Complex, Organic with Carol Ingram #1204-0819.  2 days. 9am-4pm. Tuition $230 Member Tuition $190. Materials fee $25.

Vessels or hollow forms can be created many ways depending on the desired result. There will be a strong emphasis on surface texture and creating a pleasing shape using several sculptural techniques. All levels of experience are welcome.

NOTE:  Students need to bring soap and a small dish, pan or bowl to hold water. Dawn, Ivory or an olive oil based soap is recommended.
Monday - Friday, August 20-24

Forging Box Joint Tools with Peter Ross #1265-0820.  5 days. 9am-4pm. Tuition $700 Member Tuition $650. Materials fee $125.

This class will focus on learning to make the infamous Box Joint. This is a challenging forging exercise and we will all spend time practicing the shapes and processes before making and assembling a pair of flat jaw pliers.
NOTE:  Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Tuesday & Wednesday, August 21&22

Felted Handbag with Carol Ingram #1205-0821.  2 days. 9am-4pm. Tuition $230. Member Tuition $190 Materials fee $25.

Create a decorative purse that is both practical and durable. While exploring the basics of seamless wet felting, there will be an emphasis on color mixing and surface design. You will be amazed at your beautiful purse! Open to all skill levels.
NOTE:  Students need to bring soap and a small dish, pan or bowl to hold water. Dawn, Ivory or an olive oil based soap is recommended.

Hadley Luzerne Historical Society Presents at 7:00 PM

Hadley Senior Center “Hidden Mystery”
Did President Grant Visit Lake Luzerne, NY?

Join presenter Ben Kemp as he shares his research on the subject of whether our 18th President Ulysses S Grant really visited Lake Luzerne in the 1870’s. In addition, we’ll explore the compelling story of what brought Grant to this area in his final days in 1855 and the cottage he lived in that is now a local historic site. Ben is Site Coordinator with the Friends of Grant Cottage and a Board Member with the Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society.

The program is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible, for further

Date:   Thursday August 16, 2018, 7:00pm

Place:  Hadley Senior Center, 23 Maple Avenue, Hadley

Fee:     Free


Aug 03

Back at the Ranch

Back at the Ranch

Jul 31

Did President Grant Visit Lake Luzerne — find out Thursday, August 16th 7:00 pm at the Hadley Senior Center

Grant History Mystery (1)

Jul 25

Library Silent Auction

Library Silent Auction



Jul 06

Outdoor Movie Night at Hadley-Smead Memorial Park Thursday, August 30


Chicken Barbecue & Movie


Jul 03

Summer Play and Stories Time with Angela and Kathy starting July 11th and going each Wednesday at 10am until August 29th




Summer Playtime  and stories for children  with Angela and Kathy beginning July 11th an going each Wednesday starting at 10 am. Continuing each Wednesday until August 29th.

Jul 03

Warren – Hamilton Counties Office for the Aging Senior Newsletter

Summer Edition

July, August, and September


Senior Newsletter -Summer 2018 Edition (1)