♦ It was great to see everyone after so many months – 23 in attendance – some old faces and some new! We welcomed the new businesses in town:
* Power Sport Repairs – Brandon Hamblin owner, located next to Garnet Signs at the south end of town, offering repairs and consignment sales on snowmobiles and ATV’s. Hours Tues-Fri:8-5, Saturdays 9-2.
* North Country Eatery – also located at the south end of town next to Mountain Hardware. Previous owner of the Hometown Diner in Bolton, Bernie is offering a delicious comfort food filled menu, daily specials and “breakfast served all day” all wrapped up in warm Adirondack decor. Open 7 days a week, 6:30-2PM / Fri. & Sat. until 8PM.
* High Peaks Pizzeria – Family owned/operated restaurant offering dine-in and take-out options. Owners Jeremy Moon and Melissa Myers will also be opening the old Ural Building next door as a bakery/coffee shop and deli. Open 7 days a week, 3 pm – 9 pm.
*Zack Smith – Audio Work. Zack can be contacted at [email protected]
♦ It was voted to retain lease on helium tank (for balloons) for $92 a year.
♦ Lovely thank you note received from Greg and Dee Beckler from Stone Bridge and Caves for the TLCA donation of $2,000 to Stone Bridge this past spring. Because of the devastation this business (who gives so much back to the community) faced last fall and this spring with record high flooding and damage, we had planned on donating ‘man hours’ to help them get back on their feet, but with the Covid, this was not possible. As the TLCA had extra funds because of the cancelation of Woof Stock and other events, we voted to contribute in this way instead. Becklers said our contribution went towards close to 2000 lbs of concrete, hand carried down into the gorge to rebuild stone stairs & bridges that were ripped out during the Halloween flood, and they were finally able to open on July 1st!!!
♦ Events Tentatively planned for next year:
St. Pat’s Parade: March 13th
Woof Stock: June 12th-13th.
Taste of the Tri-Lakes: Tuesday after Thanksgiving
Winter Carnival: Feb. 27, 2021
♦ “CRUISE-IN” Bernie at the North Country Eatery would like to start some very informal Car Shows in the area. The first one will be the weekend after Labor Day, Saturday Sept. 12th – just sign in and park at the Eatery and they will have dinner specials and free hot dogs for all participants. Event begins at 4PM so get the word out and your cars and stop by the Eatery on Saturday! Flyer is attached so please feel free to print off and post!
♦ Chestertown Farmer’s Market: Held behind the Town Hall this year, even though the numbers were down by about half (from 1500 on a July Wednesday to 800-900), vendors and customers alike were pleased. Whether the numbers were caused by location or Covid, we’re hoping to be back on the front lawn of the town hall next year! Last day of market this year is September 16th.
♦ The Hub reported that they were ‘doing fine’, which seemed to be the word from many local businesses who adapted to the strange new world we’ve had to deal with this summer. Drew is also working on some new trails on the mountain behind the Hub. Mary Jane reported that Tops has had a phenomenal year – 25% to 30% higher than in the past!
Jimbos’ is also serving dinners, both eat-in and take out, on Thur. Fri and Sat nights – check out their website for menus!
♦ Chamber has put a hold on all events at this time.
♦ Rotary has some outdoor meetings, they’re cleaning up the Pottersville cemetery and need volunteers so just show up on Tuesdays at 9am if you can help out for a few hours!
♦ Holman’s have given a donation to the TLCA. We are now a certified non-profit so all donations are tax deductible!
GREAT IDEAS: NEED FOLLOWUP!
♦ It was suggested that a “Welcome Package” be sent to all new homeowners in the area. Possibly the Chamber of Commerce could work on this? Gallo Realty can provide the Chamber with new sales through the MLS system.
♦ Also suggested that a sign be posted at Dynamite Hill for all town businesses so people who use the ‘Mountain’ for skiing this year turn right out of the driveway and check out our town instead of getting back on the Northway.
Next Meeting – TO BE DETERMINED