Our Town News: November 2, 2019


From Thursday afternoon into early Friday, Lake Luzerne, and most of Warren County, experienced extreme windstorms with pounding rain followed by flooding.  Friday morning, Brian Vickery told Stan that a fallen tree had taken down power lines leading to 3 FLCA homes. The homes themselves were not damaged.  Both National Grid and the homeowners were contacted.  Patricia and John are continuing their walks through the entire community and will report any further damage to authorities and homeowners.


TWO MONTHLY BREAKFAST BUFFETS – Have breakfast and support a local organization

AMERICAN LEGION – the first Sunday of each month.

The American Legion’s monthly pancake breakfast has been replaced by a delicious breakfast buffet.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

NEXT DATE:     Sunday November 3

TIME:                8:00 am – 11:30 am

COST:                $8.00

PLACE:              American Legion Wm. J Varney Post No 862

379 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne

VAN R. RHODES FIRE HOUSE – the second Sunday of each month.

The Fire House is hosting a breakfast buffet the second Sunday of every month.

NEXT DATE:     Sunday November 10

TIME:                8:00 am -11:00 am

COST:                $10 for adults, $8 for senior, $5 for children under 12

PLACE:              Van R. Rhodes Fire House

35 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne


There are three candidates running for two spots on the Lake Luzerne town council.

Mark McLain                Republican – Incumbent

Paul Lewandowski       Republican

Pamela Petteys            Democrat

Election day is Tuesday November 5, 2019.


The Adirondack Folk School can sometimes create special classes.  If you see something in the catalog that you want but the timing isn’t good for you, try to find a few friends or relatives who want to take it as well. It’s possible that the school will be able to create a special class just for you.



Lake George’s second annual German-style Christkindlmarkt will be held at the southern end of the lake in the Charles Wood Festival Park. Food, music, horse-drawn carriage rides, craft and gift vendors and fun will abound! Local hotels and restaurants will be opened and ready to accommodate all guests! Call the Adirondack Folk School for recommendations, and don’t miss this inaugural event in our local “Alps”!  Think of how much you will save on flights and aggravation when you can have a “staycation” in “Europe” with none of the fuss! How much fun is that??!!


Entrance to the event is free, and food, beverage and craft items will be available for purchase from our vendors.


Dates:       Friday      Dec. 6 from 3 pm – 9 pm

                   Saturday Dec. 7 from 11 am – 9 pm

                   Sunday    Dec. 8 from 10 am – 4 pm

Place:        Lake George – Charles R. Wood Festival Park.

Phone:     (518) 696-2400



See adirondackfolkschool.org for more information.

Saturday November 2

     Introduction to Soap Making with a Vegan Twist with Roberta Devers-Scott. #1377-1102.

     Stenciled Place Mats with Janet Flinchbaugh. #1372-1102.
Sunday November 3
     Woodcarving Old World St. Nick with Rick and Ellen Butz. #1422-1103.

Friday November 8

     Gourd Design: Bird Feeders with Tim Sauter. #1457-1108.

Friday & Saturday, November 8&9

     Create Your Own Hardwood Cutting Board with Frank Lagace. #1406-1108.  Saturday November 9

     Lampworking: Beads Don't Have To Be Round with Renee Kingsley. #1409-1109.
     Holiday Braided Rim Basket with Barbara Boughton. #1449-1109.

     Soap Swirl and Design with Roberta Devers-Scott. #1378-1109.

Sunday November 10

     Silk Painting: Scarves with Nan Travers. #1500-1110.

     Rugs from Rags with Caroline Dvorak. #1355-1110.

     American Tinsmithing Basics with Art Thorman. #1328-1110.

     Beginning Bluegrass Banjo with Mac Petrequin. #1322-1110.

Monday November 11

     Seasonal Gifts from the Heart with Susan Arehart. #1480-1111.

Friday November 15

     Scroll Saw Christmas Ornaments with Walt Ulrich. #1412-1115.

Friday – Monday, November 15-18

     Squire Boot Making with the Cordweiner Shop with Molly Grant. #1533-1115. 
Saturday November 16

     Creating Fly Tied Earrings and Other Accessories with Paul Sinicki. #1404-1116.

     Woodturning: Holiday Ornaments with John Kingsley. #1319-1116.

     Holiday Baskets with Linda Scherz.  #1345-1116.

Sunday November 17

     Tin Ornaments with Art Thorman. #1329-1117.

     Yogurt Soap with Christine Eberhardt. #1361-1117.

Friday November 22

     Cooking with Herbs with Amy Cason. #1402-1122.

     Wooden Children’s Toys with Bart Pisha. #1504-1122.
Saturday & Sunday, November 23&24

     Shades of Nature with Teresa Breuer. #1327-1123.

     Rustic End Tables with Jim Schreiner. #1384-1123.

Sunday November 24

     Chip Carved Ornaments with Dennis Wilson. #1467-1124.



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 book club in Lake Luzerne meets every second Thursday of the month at the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library.  Below is the book club List for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season.

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

Next Date:       Thursday Nov 14

Time:                4:30pm

Place:               Hadley-Luzerne Public Library,19 Main St.


Are you interested in organizing a chess club?  If so, please contact the library.  This is for both people who like to play but find it hard to find worthy opponents, or also for those who would just like to learn the basics.



Want to be wiser with money? Making even one change can have a big influence on your financial life.  Use the facts from Do One Thing Different, an interactive discussion to help you make more informed decisions.  Then commit to doing one thing differently to positively affect the way you share, save, and spend.

Date:       Thursday Nov 14

Time:       11am – 2pm

Place:      Hadley-Luzerne Public Library, 19 Main St.



Santa’s Paws returns to the library with photographer Elf.  Bring your kids (either 2-legged or 4-legged) for a photo with Santa.

Date:       Sunday Nov 23

Time:       11am – 2pm

Place:          Hadley-Luzerne Public Library, 19 Main St.