BOLTON LANDING - About 150 people attended an Open House Nov. 14 celebrating the rebirth of the former Conservation Club building on Edgecomb Pond Rd., a favorite spot for local celebrations.
Complete with Adirondack-style architectural influences, the new building was constructed to replace the deteriorating building which was originally the home to the local Fish & Game Club, which dissolved and donated the structure to the town in the late 1990s.
The afternoon open house drew a crowd to celebrate the spacious, attractive structure that offers stunning views of Edgecomb Pond and surrounding scenery. The building, with a well-equipped kitchen and upscale amenities, is set on 22 acres of property. The new facility, now known as Conservation Park, features a spacious patio with waterside benches - plus a trail along the pond.
Former Bolton Supervisor Kathleen Simmes was a leader in the 10-year effort to reconstruct the building. She said Monday she was very pleased with the outcome, and that local citizens love it - already five parties are planned to occur at the facility over the next several weeks.
"The new Conservation Park building has beautiful architecture - it's spacious and functional - and with its Adirondack theme, it lends itself to its surroundings," she said. "For years, I've thought it's needed in the community." Others who volunteered their time and talent to make the Conservation Park a reality include: Kevin Kershaw, Barry Kincaid, Richard Horsch, Susan Wilson, Jack Robinson, David Greene, Jack Hall, Myrna Oatman and Rich Simmes.
Holiday art show set
for next weekend
Local painters, photographers and artists will be conducting a holiday show and sale 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Dec. 4 and Sunday Dec. 5 in the Bolton Town Hall. Author Jodi Auborn will be on hand to sign copies of her adventure novel, "Stormwind of the North Country." Written for young adults, the book has appeal for older readers, too. Door prizes and refreshments will be offered. Admission is free for either day.
Bolton Seniors schedule
• Wednesday Dec. 1 - Business Meeting at Senior Center, lunch at mealsite. Call ahead at 644-2368.
• Sunday Dec. 5, 2 p.m. - Holiday party at Frederick's. Cost: $15. Contact Lorraine by Nov. 30 at 644-9247 for reservations and payment. Bring an unwrapped gift for a Bolton teenager, distributed by the Bolton Health Committee.
• Wednesday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. - Bowling at Sparetime lanes, followed by lunch at Chinatown Restaurant.
• Wednesday, Dec. 8 - Trip to Saratoga Racino. Call Pat Merchant at 644-9359 for a reservation.
• Wednesday Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m. - Movie plus games including Scrabble and cards, followed by soup & sandwich lunch at the Senior Center.
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 10:30 a.m. - Monthly Seniors Club business meeting at Senior Center, followed by lunch at mealsite. Call ahead at 644-2368.