Reunion of Conservation Corps alumni planned
On Sunday, June 27, the Historical Society of the Town of Bolton will host a reunion of Civilian Conservation Corps alumni, family and friends from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Bolton Free Library, 4922 Lakeshore Dr.
The event is to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the founding of the Conservation Corps. Those attending will be encouraged to share stories and photographs of the CCC camps in Bolton.
The Bolton Historical Museum's CCC display will be temporarily moved to the library for the reunion to spark reminiscences.
From 1933 to 1942, more than 3 million young men, mostly from poor families, participated in Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps Camp S-82, in the northeast corner of the town of Bolton, housed as many as 200 men who spent their days planting trees, constructing trails and campsites, working on disease-eradication programs in the state's forests, building erosion control devices along stream banks and along the shores of Lake George, and constructing buildings in parks and on the islands. Many CCC alumni married local women and spent their lives as active members of the Bolton community.
Author and historian Marty Podskoch will give a short presentation on the history, lore and legacy of the Conservation Corps camps in the state. Podskoch is conducting research for a new book on the CCC in New York and Connecticut.
For details on the reunion, contact Pat Babe of the Bolton Historical Museum, at 644-9960 or Ted Caldwell, town historian, at 644-2343.
Whether or not readers attend the CCC reunion, all are encouraged to visit the town museum of local history which hosts many fascinating artifacts, photos, maps and books. We are indeed fortunate to have such an amazing museum in our town. All are invited to stop by and visit this summer.
'Make a Splash' at the Bolton Library
The children's summer reading program, entitled "Make A Splash," begins Wednesday, June 30, at 7 p.m. Tammy Schoder, the Bolton Central preschool teacher, will be running the program and there are many activities planned.
Landscaping with native plants discussed
Gardeners, botanists, landscapers and plant lovers attended the Lake George Association's workshop Saturday which detailed lake-friendly landscaping with native plants.
Held at the LGA offices on Route 9N, the event featured a presentation by Emily DeBolt, LGA director of education. The workshop included details of why native plants attract wildlife and minimize maintenance while enhancing natural beauty and the environment. Attendees brought photos or drawings of area they sought to landscape. The LGA distributed reference materials,and DeBolt offered guidance.
Recreation program features varied activities
The Bolton Recreation Department has a busy schedule lined up for this summer. Check this column in upcoming weeks for details on classes and activities or stop by the town hall to pick up a calendar. Some of the activities include swimming, tennis, baseball camp, dance camp, theater, movies and so much more. There shouldn't be any bored children in Bolton this summer!
Remember Yoga with Darlene, Saturday, June 26 will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Bolton Town Hall instead of 8 a.m.
Motel now connecting with guests via Facebook
Hill View Cottages on Lakeshore Drive in Diamond Point is now linking up with potential guests on Facebook.
Their Facebook page not only details Hill View's many amenities - housekeeping cottages, motel rooms and a lakefront summer house in Hague - but it allows those spending hours on Facebook to easily share this information with others. We hear Hill View innkeepers Marie and George Slywka routinely recommend Bolton Landing eateries and retail establishments as a courtesy to their guests and to the Bolton business community. For details on their affordable family and pet-friendly accomodations, call 407-1118 or visit their Web site at www.hillviewcottages.com or see them on Facebook.