Our Town News: August 1, 2019

Our Town News:  August 1, 2019

       A Newsletter for members of the Fourth Lake Community and Friends


Several mountains in the area were closed by the state DEC to rock climbing so that peregrine falcons could nest without being disturbed.  Since peregrine falcon nesting season has been drawing to a close, most routes have been opened.  However, as of 7/27Potash was still closed.




The American Legion’s monthly pancake breakfast has been replaced by a delicious breakfast buffet.  No reservations are needed.  Just show up!!

The American Legion is hosting its monthly pancake breakfast on Sunday August 21 from 8:00 – 11:30.  No reservations are needed.  Just show up!!

DATE:                Sunday  August 4

TIME:                8:00 am – 11:30 am

COST:                $8.00

PLACE:              American Legion Wm J Varney Post No 862, 379 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne


The tie for Republican candidate for town councilman has been resolved in favor of Paul Lewandowski.  Both Lewandowski and Mark McLain will face off in the November election against Democratic candidate Pamela Petteys.  The three candidates will be competing for 2 town board positions.



Steven Englehart, Executive Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, will be the guest speaker. Through a lifetime of education, advocacy, teaching and leadership, Adirondack Architectural Heritage is led by Mr. Englehart, who with a lifetime mission, is working to preserve the historic architecture of the Adirondack Park. The organization was formed during an effort to save Camp Santanoni, an Adirondack great camp, from being torn down when the land it was on was added to the NYS Forest Preserve. The effort was successful, and Mr. Englehart has been working on saving and preserving countless historic sites ever since. A not to be missed program.

DATE:                   Thursday, August 22, 2019

TIME:                    7:00 pm

PLACE:                  Hadley-Luzerne Public Library, 19 Main St., Lake Luzerne


Children of all ages are welcome for story time, sing-along, play time and drawing & painting.

DATE:                Saturdays  TIME: 11:00 am

PLACE:              Hadley-Luzerne Library, 19 Main St., Lake Luzerne


The book club in Lake Luzerne meets monthly at the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library. It meets at 4:30 every second Thursday of the month at 19 Main St.  The books alternate between fiction and non-fiction selections.  Below is the book club List for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovoch      A. Solzhenitsyn              8/8/2019

Long Walk to Freedom                                       Nelson Mandela              9/12/2019

A Gentleman in Moscow                                   Armor Towles              10/10/2019

Stranger in the Woods                                       Michael Finkle              11/14/2019

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry                              Gabrielle Zevin              12/12/2019

Hero of the Empire                                             Candace Millard              1/9/2020

Canada                                                                  Richard Ford                 2/13/2020

Nomadland                                                           Jessica Bruder              3/12/2020

Atonement                                                           Ian McEwen                  4/9/2020

The Future of the Mind                                      Michio Kaku                 5/14/2020

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand                            Helen Simenson              6/11/2020


See www.adirondackfolkschool.org   for more information.

Friday August 2
    Folk Art Cat Painting with Carol Maher. #1444-0802.

    Paddle Making with Caleb Davis. #1333-0802.

Saturday August 3

     Sketching the Flora and Fauna of the ADKs with Elaine Katz. #1493-0803.

Saturday & Sunday, August 3&4

     Forging a Chef’s Knife with Matthew Parkinson. #1342-0803.

     Creating Carousel/Star Books with Elaine Katz. #1492-0803.

Thursday & Friday, August 8&9

     Rustic Headboard with Jim Schreiner. #1385-0808.

Saturday August 10

     Beginning Knitting for Adirondackers with Julie Hutchinson and Patricia Goldberg. #1523-0810.

Saturday August 10

     Introduction to Soldering and Brazing with Jacques Gallant. #1414-0810.

Saturday & Sunday, August 10&11

     Quilting the Landscape with Elaine Katz. #1491-0810.

Sunday August 11

     Rugs from Rags with Caroline Dvorak. #1355-0811.

     Restoring and Repairing Old Tools with Jacques Gallant. #1413-0811.

     Bird Language: Interpreting Calls and Movement with Dave Muska. #1506-0811.

Monday & Tuesday, August 12-13

     Mountaineer Adirondack Pack Basket with Linda Scherz. #1348-0812.

Monday – Friday, August 12-16

     Intermediate Blacksmithing - Forging Transitions and "Set-Ups" for Various Shapes with Bob
     Valentine. #1331-0812.
Thursday August 15

     The Ins and Outs of Herbal Infused Vinegars with Margo Mullein.  #1353-0815.

Friday August 16

     Blanket Basket with Barbara Boughton. #1450-0816.   

Saturday August 17
     Adirondack Berry Picking and Gathering Basket with Beverly Cornelius. #1335-0817.
     Knife Sheath with David Cornelius. #1511-0817.

     Introduction to Cold Process Soap Making with Roberta Devers-Scott. #1382-0817.

     Summer Landscapes, Stars, and Moonlight Photo Tour with Carl Heilman, II #1502-0817.

Sunday August 18

     Spinning on a Drop Spindle with Krystina Konanec. #1531-0818.

     Woodturning: Hollow Forms with John Kingsley. #1318-0818.

     Mountain Gathering Basket with Barbara Boughton. #1427-0818.

Monday – Friday, August 19-23

     Mastering the Fundamentals of Blacksmithing with Mark Aspery. #1334-0819.

Wednesday August 21

     Goat Milk Soap with Christine Eberhardt. #1362-0821.

Wednesday - Friday, August 21-23

     The World of Mushroom Foraging in the Adirondacks with Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt


Saturday August 24

     Wine Basket for Two Bottles with Barbara Boughton. #1429-0824.

Sunday August 25

     Pottle Basket with Beverly Cornelius. #1526-0825.

     Glycerin Soap with Christine Eberhardt. #1366-0825.   



This year’s theme is “Adirondacks A-Z”, and a very colorful and beautiful alphabet quilt is the result! All the squares have been viewed and judged and the results are spectacular!  The amazing quilt team (Karen Goldberg, Sandy Collins and Pat Towers) have put them together to finish the quilt. The finished product made its debut appearance at Hearts for the Arts on June 1, and the quilt will be raffled to one very lucky winner!! Tickets can be purchased at the school or through the mail until the winner is drawn at our final event of the year on the first weekend in December. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. You have to be in it to win it, so get them while we’re hot!! Think how warm and cozy you’ll be, wrapped in a new quilt when the snow flies again!!  TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED FROM PATRICIA GOLDBERG OR TOOKY AHEARN.



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 them 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.

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


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 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?


DATE:                   Saturday, August 17, 2019

TIME:                          1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

PLACE:                 Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne


Luzerne Chamber Music Festival

Monday August 12, 2019   7:30 PM

Fabulous Philadelphians ?with Elizabeth Pitcairn

Including music of W.A. Mozart (String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K. 516) and

Antonín Dvorák (String Quintet No. 2, Op. 77)

Tickets for Luzerne Chamber Music Festival concerts:  VIP $45 / Adults $35 / Seniors $25 / Students $5 / 18 and under are free

Faculty Artist Series

Faculty Artist Concert #6 August 2, 2019   7:30 PM

Including music of Freddie Mercury, Matthew Recio, Robert Paterson, Igor Stravinsky, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Péter Tóth, ?Luigi Boccherini, Antonín Dvorák

Tickets for Faculty Artist concerts: Adults $15 / Students $5 / 18 and under are free

?Free Student Showcases

?Indoor Lodge       

Sunday, August 4 – 1:30pm (Solo Showcase)

Saturday, August 10 – 7:00pm (Chamber Showcase)

Piano Prelude

Indoor Lodge       

Sunday, August 4 – 1:30pm

Sunday, August 11 – 1:30pm

?Luzerne Symphony and Ensembles

Outdoor Shed Stage    

Saturday, August 3 – 3:00pm

Sunday, August 11 – 1:30pm

Town of Lake Luzerne Pavilion Park

Tuesday, July 30 – 6:00pm

SPAC Young Artist Series

Only SPAC ticket holders permitted access to gazebo stage.

Wednesday, August 7 – 7:00pm


The Strand Theater in Hudson Falls has music every Monday night and movies every Tuesday.  Both performances and films are free, but donations are appreciated and help support this not-for-profit facility.  There are other events as well so check their website.

DATE                        FILM

8/6                            Homeward Bound

8/13                          Sing

8/20                          Ant Man and the Wasp

8/27                          Marvel’s The Avengers

9/3                            Snow White (original)

DAYS:                       Tuesdays

TIME:                       7:00 pm

PLACE:                     Strand Theater, 210Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY

MORE INFO:    www.mystrandtheater.org


This county fair has something for everyone – entertainment, 4-H Displays, food, music, great rides and oodles of animals.  See the website for more information, including prices.

DATES:    August 19 – 25

TIMES:              Monday    5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

                           Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

                           Sunday     9:00 am to 9:00 pm

PLACE:      392 Old Schuylerville Road, Greenwich, New York 12834

PHONE:   518-692-2464

MORE INFO:    https://www.washingtoncountyfair.com