Encampment in Bolton
Once again Rogers Park will be the site of the French and Indian War encampment Sat., June 14 and Sun., June 15. It is believe that French Commander, the Marquis de Montcalm gathered troops on this spot to prepare for the attack against the British at Fort William Henry in 1757. This victory proved to be a pivotal moment in the history of our county.
Visitors can experience the camps as they prepare for war and witness the daily life of the soldiers and camp followers. Battles between the bateaux and shore forces with cannon take place at 2:00 p.m. each day. Sutlers will offer 18th century wares. In addition there will be children’s activities. Jack Vargo will be signing his book, ‘The Spike Tomahawk: A popular tool and weapon in Colonial North America Blankets of Wood.’
Admission is free. Contact Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce for additional information 644-3831.
Bolton Free Library is busy organizing a new benefit, “Dancing Under the Stars,” slated for Saturday, Aug. 16, 5 to 10 p.m. More information will be forthcoming.
Bolton Recreation Department is once again hosting a free Community Cruise aboard the MV Mohican on Thursday, June 12, with live music by “The In Crowd” from 5 to 7 p.m., a picnic of hot dogs, ice cream and soft drinks at 5:30 p.m. with boarding the boat at 6:30 p.m. for departure of the two hour cruise at 7 p.m. This event is supported through the Rec Department and donations of local businesses and organizations.
Girls weekend in Bolton
The 5th Girlfriends Getaway in Bolton Landing took place on May 9 to 11 at The Sagamore Resort. This event is a true community effort with several restaurants participating in a three course dinner for $20.14, door prize donations from many local shops and businesses and shops extending their shopping hours and offering raffles, discounts, and food and beverage. Many of the shops also participate in a fashion show with Bobby Dick as the MC. This year a big draw was a speaking appearance by Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge aka The Fabulous Beekman Boys. They engaged the audience with stories of losing their corporate jobs in NYC and starting a goat farm in Sharon Springs. From there they have written books, branded products, starred in a reality show, and ended up on ‘The Amazing Race’ where they went from underdogs to winning a million dollars. They were able to pay off their mortgage with their winnings and are now paying it forward by helping other farms with their mortgages. After the talk they signed books and had photos taken with many of the women. This program is sponsored by Warren County Tourism, Town of Bolton Landing and Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce to expose a new visitors to our region during our shoulder season. The women mostly travel from NJ and the metro area, Hudson Valley and Capital District, but we had them come from as far away as California and Montreal this year.