Chestertown Farmer’s Market: Going strong in its 6th year with around 1600 people coming through the gate on July 4th and almost 1200 last weekend Lot’s of new vendors and the Mexican Food Truck will be returning next week! We’ve had some great help from Evan and Crystal for the past few weeks setting up and tearing down our two tents, tables, signs, etc. but they’re leaving the area and July 26th is their last day 🙁 so we need help with setting up at 9AM & tearing down at 2PM each Wednesday through mid-September. (If some young folks want to make some cash we’ll pay $35 a day for two people to take it over!!!!). Need help for every Wed. AM from August 1st on and Donnie Butler and Darleen have volunteered to do tear down until the end of the season so if you can help with some AM shifts it would be great! Craig Leggett has volunteered for Aug. 15th. AM and Paul (Mote) has Aug. 8 & Sept 5 PM covered. If you can help out please email [email protected] if you can help.
Library Program: Looking for tutors for this summer – contact Mary Jane Dower at #518-494-3336 for more info!
Car Hops: 27 vehicles at The Hub on July 6th! Next one at the Panther Mt. Pub on July 20th with music provided by John & Joanne Nick.
Carol Theatre: Having a great year! Tonight, July 18th, Henry Ray, singer from the Big Apple performing hits from the Great American Songbook with a kick at 7PM and Saturday July 21st is Professor Louie & the Crowmatix (played at Woodstock) with a blend of blues, rock, R&B, & Folk. Tickets can be purchased at Main St. Ice Cream Parlor, Panther Mt. Inn, Groom Salon (next to the theatre), Rustic Charm or at the Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays. Information #518-494-5318.
Save the Tub!: Scott Campbell informed us of his ongoing plan to revive the Brant Lake Watering Tub that has been a fixture to our area for years. He has been in touch with Dept. of Health and numerous engineers to find a way to preserve the heritage of spring water in Brant Lake. Anyone willing to help or make a pledge email Scott at [email protected] . He also informed us of his plans to buy the Wesleyan Church in Brant Lake and open it up to art & craft shows, theatre groups and use as a community gathering place & performing arts center.
North Creek Railroad: Curt Austin gave a presentation on the North Creek Railroad ‘leaving town’ and pros and cons of reviving the rail system and/or converting it to a multi-use trail system for walking, biking and snowmobiling. A 90 mile route such as this (from Saratoga to Mt. Marcy) could be a destination tour, but Wayne LaMothe of Warren County’s First Wilderness Corridor explained the cost of removing the rail system to accommodate a trail such as this and all options are under review by the county.
HHHN Care for Kids 5K: Being held Sunday, July 29th, going from Beadnell’s Farm on Schroon River Rd to the YMCA. Start time 9AM and you can register the day of the event or online at HHHN – call Tammy at the YMCA for more info. https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Chestertown/HudsonHeadwatersCareForKids5K
Helium Tank Rental: group voted to pay for a year.
Brant Lake Banner Holder: has been installed across from the dam on the Mill Pond for banner displays.
Rum Runners Weekend: Sept. 15th – 16th. Meetings will begin mid-August if anyone would like to help organize. Nancy Tennyson would like to organize a pickle ball tournament as a fund raiser for the Historical Society but it was suggested the Historical Society has a presentation at the Carol Theatre with information on how the Rum Runners & Prohibition affected our area during Rum Runners Weekend instead as this would be a great addition to the weekend’s festivities!