New farmers' market
Bolton now has its own farmers' market, and it will debut Friday, July 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church. The farmers and vendors participating will be offering locally grown fruit and produce, maple syrup products, roasted coffee, baked goods, and cut flowers. The market is to be held through summer, ending on Sept. 2. Come meet and talk with the local growers. The Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the market, run by Eva Bird and Cobber Pratt.
Home in landslide, girlfriends help
Diane Williams from New Smyrna, Fla. and Bolton Landing arranged to attend the Girlfriends Getaway event in May at The Sagamore Resort with two of her dearest friends.
They have been closest of friends since they met at freshman orientation at Keuka College. The four of them in all refer to themselves as the "Keuka Kuties."
On May 6, one of the women, Charity Marlatt, found that the earth was washing away from under their mountainside home in Keene Valley so she would not be attending the weekend. During the event, Diane Williams and Sherrill Valdes from Ft. Lauderdale learned how devastating the disaster was for their dear friend - the Marlatt's home was sliding down the mountain. Diane and Sherrill didn't think twice: these two girlfriends left their weekend of pampering to go to the aid of a woman they have known for 49 years. Aside from offering emotional support, they helped pack up the Marlatt's household goods so they could move out before it was condemned. Diane and Sherrill said afterwards they were thankful that they were attending the Getaway so they could help the Marlatts in time of need, Diane said.
"Our friendship has been strong through good times and bad - weddings, funerals, sickness, divorce, grandchildren for all of us and now, this landslide," she said. "If not there in person, we are all on the phone."
As for the Marlatts, their problems are hardly over - they had to have a steel beam installed under the house and now they have to move their home 1,500 feet from where it slid. The cost is estimated at $150,000 - not covered by insurance.
Sembrich summer film series
The Sembrich Museum begins its annual summer film series with "Everyone Says I Love You." This screening is free and takes place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 27 at at the Bolton Free Library.
Richard Wargo, the museum's artistic director and composer-in-residence said this week that for the season-long film series, the Sembrich staff seeks to select movies shown in area malls and cineplexes.
"We offer something of an art-house series for Bolton," Wargo said.
He added that the staff is pleased that their series includes the first North Country screening of Bruce Bereford's inspirational "Mao's Last Dancer" and the documentary "The Man Who Wouldn't Be Polka King" with filmmaker John Mikulak on hand to discuss his work.
Don't forget the Lake George Land Conservancy's dedication Friday, June 24 of a peninsula in Lake George, just north of the Hague Town Beach off Rte. 9N. It is to be named Peggy's Point in honor of Margaret Darrin, who donated the land to the Conservancy in 2005.
Also, the free summer concerts on Tuesdays in Rogers Park begin July 5 with the ever-popular Stony Creek Band performing from 7:15 to 9 p.m.
For those looking for some physical challenge, the town recreation department's excursion July 6 to Adirondack Extreme adventure course is sure to meet expectations. Youth and adults are invited to test their limits for up to four hours in treetop courses with physical challenges that include zip-lines, net climbing and many other activities. Meet at Veteran's Park recreation office at 8 a.m. Reservations are required, there's a fee and some restrictions, so contact Michelle Cushing at 928-3176 or: firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Bolton Seniors' events
• Monday, June 27 - Free movie, 7:30 p.m. at the Bolton Library, Lake Shore Dr.
• Wednesday, June 29 - Miniature Golf at Hillbilly Golf, Lunch at Country Meadows. $11. Meet at the Bolton Senior Center at 9:30 to carpool.
Community cruise successful
More than 150 people took the annual complimentary community lake cruise June 13 aboard The Mohican, and we hear it was a beautiful evening.
Boltonians enjoyed socializing with neighbors while they viewed the scenic shoreline of Lake George at sundown.
Sponsored by the town of Bolton Recreation Department and local businesses, the cruise left from the new pier at Rogers Park following an ice cream social in the town pavilion. We hear it was a beautiful evening.
Town Recreation Director Michelle Cushing extends thanks to Stewart's Shoppes, Grand Union, Neuffer's Deli, the local American Legion post, The Sagamore Hotel, Ben & Jerry's and Zack's Drive Inn for their sponsorship of the cruise - plus the help of the many local volunteers.