Community Garden planned
Bolton Landing will soon have a community garden, thanks to many dedicated residents who have worked on developing one.
The garden will be at the Conservation Park and consist of 24 raised beds.
Ted and Jane Caldwell are donating the lumber and labor. Tom Roepe is assisting in the construction of them. Sam Caldwell is providing a shed to store tools. Jane and Ted are planning to install a deer-proof fence that they designed along with other volunteers.
Bill Campbell is working on a solar pump for water. Barry Kincaid has already invested an enormous amount of time and labor on the property at the Conservation Park and he has cleared the site for the garden. Ida Barlow and Barbara Drake are master gardeners and have all sorts of resources through Cornell Cooperative Extension.
The committee overseeing this project include Janet Escott, Ida Barlow, Barbara Drake, Bill Campbell, Laura Saffer, Trudy Rope and Jane Caldwell.
Bert Weber hired by Cooperative Extension as a resource to all area community gardens conducted a presentation for the first Bolton garden meeting in April. His talk highlighted the need and the growing number of community gardens across the country. Bolton's garden program will include a roadside vegetable stand to offer, free of charge, excess produce to local residents.
This idea was inspired by a tradition that Tom Curry started many years ago at his residence. Sally Defty is coordinating the effort to encourage area churches to participate and Deb Gaddy has hopes of involving Bolton Central students.
Community work day slated
A community work day has been scheduled for Sunday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bolton Conservation Park
The tasks at the event - complete with a pig roast, live music, a bonfire and great socializing -will include work on clearing a nature trail and developing a community garden.
The Bolton Conservation Park is located on Edgecomb Pond Rd.
Barry Kincaid, who has donated hundreds of hours of work on developing a local nature trail at Edgecomb Pond needs help completing it.
The trail is an exquisite walk along the shore of the pond which, when completed, will feature signs all along the way identifying flora. The beautiful, peaceful setting is a great place to escape the noise and activities along Main Street in the summer.
Blue herons fly overhead, beavers can be observed, and a pair of geese returns each year to nest. The view of the pond is framed by the Pinnacle and Bradley's Lookout.
The Edgecomb Pond property is home to a brand new community center. A weekly Zumba class takes place there on Tuesday nights and the location offers the class a picturesque natural setting. The focus will be on completing the trail as well as working on the garden site. Help is needed with garden plot preparation, brush trimming, and planting terrace planters.
Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves, brush cutters, wheelbarrows, shovels, pitchforks, hard rakes, and enthusiasm. Trailers, ATVs and UTVs are also needed.
Food for the event is being donated by area restaurants. Workers are encouraged to bring a side dish to share for the pot luck meal. For details on trail work, contact Barry at 644-3132 or: email@example.com. For information on the garden site, contact Ted or Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org The rain date is Sunday, June 5.
Bolton to host 150 women
No less than 150 women have made reservations to spend the weekend of May 13 through 15 at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing for the second annual Girlfriends Getaway. The three days of activities include wellness, beauty, fitness and lifestyle workshops, a fashion show and luncheon, as well as shopping downtown. Keynote speakers include Marcie Fraser from YNN and Benita Zahn from News Channel 13. The women will receive welcome bags filled with special offers and free samples from area businesses. Bolton restaurants are offering the participants special three-course meals for $20.11.
Bolton Seniors' activities set
• Wednesday May 18 - Bowling at Sparetime Lanes in Lake George, 10 a.m. Lunch follows at Chinatown Restaurant.
• Thursday May 19 - Senior of the Year Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Fort William Henry Hotel. See details on the event elsewhere in this column. For reservations, Contact Pat Pratt at 644-9459.
• Wednesday May 25 - Bingo, 10:30 a.m. at Bolton Senior Center. Participants share the cost of submarine sandwiches for lunch, plus bring a dessert and chips.