‘Winter Break’ party set
A generous dose of wintry fun is coming up soon as the Bolton Recreation Department hosts their ‘Winter Break’ party for area youths from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Feb. 16 at the Bolton Conservation Club.
Scheduled are ice bowling, snowman making, snow painting, and ice skating — bring your own skates — toasting s’mores, crafting of glitter-snow birdhouses and more.
Refreshments to be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. include hot dogs, chips, soda, and hot chocolate. Story-telling around a campfire is to begin at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend and enjoy the activities.
The Sembrich will observe Lincoln’s birthday at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Bolton Free Library with a screening of The Conspirator, a 2010 historical drama directed by Robert Redford. The gripping film tells the true story of Mary Surratt, the only female conspirator charged in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Hometown Diner will be missed
We at the Adirondack Journal wish to express appreciation to the Russell family for their decades of community service by serving up not only hearty meals at the Hometown Diner, but plenty of friendly spirit and goodwill.
Recently, the Russells closed the diner after 34 years in operation. The Hometown Diner was one of only two such eateries that stayed open year-round.
Many people in the region will be definitely missing not only the diner, but they’ll miss socializing with Bernie and Shirley Russell and their staff.
Local group battling invasives
The Lake George Land Conservancy’s board of directors recently passed a resolution in support of the Lake George Park Commission’s aquatic invasive species prevention plan. The resolution calls on the state to approve the plan and provide financial support for its implementation.
The work on aquatic invasive species prevention and management has been spearheaded by other Lake George citizens groups, but this is the first public vote of support from the Conservancy on the invasives issue.
“Our board members live on the lake, swim in it and drink its water,” LGLC Executive Director Nancy Williams said. “We all realize the importance of working together to safeguard the health of the Lake.”
In September 2012. the Park Commission proposed mandatory inspections and decontamination of all transient boats to be launched into Lake George. Through the use of boat washing stations and staffed inspectors, invasive species such as the Asian clam, zebra mussels, and Eurasian milfoil would be spotted and washed off, preventing their introduction into the lake.
“Prevention is key,” Williams continued. “The cost of eradication or management is huge.”
Details on invasive species and the Park Commission’s plan can be found at: www.lgpc.state.ny.us.