Sep 07

This Week’s Our Town News: September 20, 2018








This Week’s Our Town News:  September 20, 2018

A Newsletter for members of the Fourth Lake Community and Friends


Fourth Lakers:

The sky at Monday night’s beach BBQ was SPECTACULAR!!  If you weren’t there, see what you missed (attached).

Lake Luzerne has hired a town constable

An increase in vandalism and property management complaints have led to the town hiring a constable to help provide security and work with the town code enforcement office.

The town has hired Jim Fitzgerald, who also serves as the town’s dog control officer, to serve as constable on a per diem basis. He will be armed and will provide security at town events and at Town Hall as needed and will  accompany town zoning enforcement officer Karen Putney when she needs assistance.

 Reminder:  The Pug Parade is this Sunday:

The 19th annual Pugs & Pumpkins Halloween Party & Mini Parade is scheduled for this Sunday, September 23rd .  If you’re in the area please consider stopping by.  There’ll be awards, food, retail vendors, a pumpkin decorating booth, a photo booth, music, a pug parade and more.  It’s not necessary to have a pug to attend this fun event.

Date: Sunday September 23, 2918

Time:            11:00am – 3:00pm

Place:           Col. Butler Pavilion Park, 243 Lake Avenue , Lake Luzerne, NY

Admission:   FREE

More Info:    contact Pam Morin at 518-696-7184.

NEW: One Ring Arena & Blessing of the Animals

11:00 am REGISTRATION: Participants & Guests

 • Just for Fun: Pudgiest, Traveled Lots, Age Matters (Youngest & Oldest)

11:00 am PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE – Cub Scout Pack 6028

11:00 – Music, DJ & MC: Chas Giknis from Absolute Sounds

• Best in Show (Audience Votes Here)

• Show us your Best Patriotic Costume (Closes at 12 Noon)

• Show us your Best Pug Selfie

11:00 – 2 pm FREE PHOTO BOOTH with Tina

11:00 – 2 pm PUMPKIN DECORATING TABLE (Free) – Carved, Etched, Painted & Other

11:00 – 2 pm PUMPKIN JUDGING CONTEST – Awards


Pat’s Dog Cart with Oscars Hot Dogs, Brats & Pulled Pork

• The Dog Cabin with Lisa Giknis

• Parker’s Pooches: Free Clip by Georgia

• “Pratts Hollow” novel by Christina, a Hadley Luzerne Graduate

• Natural Sensations with Joseph LoRe

• Unusual & Unique Educational Display with Dr. Joanne

• SILENT AUCTION Benefit 2019 20th Anniversary Pug Party

12:00 WELCOME & NOTES – Event Coordinator, Pam Morin

• Blessing of the Animals – Chas Giknis


“STRUT YOUR STUFF” Grand Entry Stroll & Introductions

Kick Off with Most Patriotic, Youngest, Oldest, Traveled Lots & Pudgiest

1. BEST “Show Off” Trick

2. FASTEST RUNNER: 2 Man Team & Pug

3. BEST KISSER – Dog to Owner

4. MOST TAIL CURLS, Twists, and Turns

5. MOST FOLDS, FLAPS & Ear-Resistible Ears


7. BEST DRESSED PUG & Owner with Happy Grins

8. MOST HANDSOME with Best Dreamy Eyes: Pug & Owner

9. MOST BEAUTIFUL with Cutest Wag: Pug & Owner


“Be Kind, Be Safe and Happy Tails to All”


This is Balloon Weekend:

Hundreds of hot air balloons are expected to take to the sky at the 45th annual Adirondack Balloon Festival, which kicks off at 4:15 p.m. Thursday at Crandall Park and continues through Sunday.

Up to 20 balloons are set to fly at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at Crandall Park, following the 5 p.m. opening ceremonies. There will be live music from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m., food vendors and kids’ activities. Festivities continue in downtown Glens Falls from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday with a block party.

On Friday, gates open at 3 p.m. at Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury. There will be a Zonta craft fair, kids’ activities and musical performances, and a flight of up to 80 balloons is set to start at 5 p.m.

The festival starts at 5 a.m. Saturday at the airport with the Big Balloon Breakfast and 6:30 a.m. flight of up to 100 balloons. A second launch will take place at 5 p.m. The “Lighting Up the Night” Airport Moonglow with up to 30 balloons will begin at 8 p.m.

The festival will resume at 5 a.m. Sunday with another Big Balloon Breakfast, and up to 100 balloons will take flight at 6:30 a.m. for “Walter’s Mass Ascension.” Festivities continue from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Crandall Park, with a final 20-balloon launch at 5 p.m.

All Balloon Festival events are weather permitting and non-smoking. No dogs, drones or remote control aircraft are allowed at any Balloon Festival events.

Possible Plastic Bag Ban

A proposed Warren County ban on single-use plastic bags at most stores will be the subject of a public hearing on Friday morning.  Whether the legislation makes it into law may hinge on what county supervisors hear from residents and merchants.

The public hearing will be held at the county Municipal Center, on Friday at 10 a.m.  No decision will be made at the hearing, as the Board of Supervisors has to pursue an environmental review of the law’s impact before moving forward to enacting the law, if that is the course of action chosen.

The proposed county law would ban single-use plastic bags, like those used at supermarkets and big box stores, as the bags have been deemed a major environmental problem, clogging sewer lines, polluting water bodies and winding up on roadsides and in trees.

Shoppers and stores would have to make other arrangements to carry their purchases, such as reusable bags or boxes. Similar laws have been enacted around the state and other parts of the country, but critics claim the bans cause more problems than they solve.

The county Department of Weights and Measures would enforce the new law. Stores that violate it will be warned for the first offense, but they face a fine of up to $500 for subsequent offenses.

Comments on the proposal can also be emailed to the Board of Supervisors through the county website at



Aug 29

Writing Group Meeting Club Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Starting on September 12th


Writing Group



Aug 24

“Understanding the Archaeology of the Adirondacks” Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:00 pm

Archaeology of the Adirondacks (1)


Jul 03

Warren – Hamilton Counties Office for the Aging Senior Newsletter

Summer Edition

July, August, and September


Senior Newsletter -Summer 2018 Edition (1)


Jun 20

Warren County Events Calendar Sept 2018

Calendar Sep 2018


Jun 12

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin September reading

The reading list will be changing this month, as the Hidden Life of Trees has proven difficult to gather for multiple copies. A Wizard of Earthsea  by Ursula LeGuin will be read in place and next month Hidden Life of Trees will be read.

Apr 20

Library Book Club Reading list (Book Club Meets second Thursday of each month at 4:00)

Book Club List 2018-19
Title Author Pick up Discuss Type
Tess of the D’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy 4/12/2018 5/10/2018 Fiction
Woodswoman Anne LaBastille 5/10/2018 6/14/2018 Non-Fiction
The Summer Before the War Helen Simenson 6/14/2018 7/12/2018 Fiction
Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance 7/12/2018 8/9/2018 Non-Fiction
A Man Called Ove Frederick Backman 8/9/2018 9/13/2018 Fiction
The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben 9/13/2018 10/11/2018 Non-Fiction
A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula LeGuin 10/11/2018 11/8/2018 Fiction
The Book of Joy Dalai Lama & D. Tutu 11/8/2018 12/13/2018 Non-Fiction
The Martian Andy Weir 12/13/2018 1/10/2019 Fiction
The Swerve Steven Greenblatt 1/10/2019 2/14/2019 Non-Fiction
Hamlet William Shakespeare 2/14/2019 3/14/2019 Fiction
The Radium Girls Kate Moore 3/14/2019 4/11/2019 Non-Fiction