Home & Garden


State to resolve property dispute issues in Long Lake

Owners will have 90 days to inform DEC if they want to be part of the settlement

More than 200 property owners in the Town of Long Lake will receive letters asking if they want to resolve title issues to their properties as part of the Township 40 settlement, the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today.

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Spring forward!

On Sunday, March 9, Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m

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Museum opens “holiday headquarters” on Black Friday

Beginning Friday, Nov. 29, through Saturday, Dec. 21, the Adirondack Museum Visitor Center will be open daily, Tuesday through Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Master gardeners sought in Warren County

Have an interest in gardening? Cornell Cooperative Extension in Warren County is now seeking volunteers for their Master Gardener program that teaches others to grow various vegetables, flowers and plants successfully.

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Crown Point garden gets attention

Carillon Garden Club plants spring flowers

Winter is nearing, but the Carillon Garden Club is already thinking spring. Club members recently planted 200 daffodil bulbs at the Blue Star Memorial Garden near the Crown Point Bridge.

Garden Club Beautification Awards handed out

The Adirondack Mountain Garden Club has announced the recipients of Beautification Awards for 2013.

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Fort Ticonderoga names Volunteer of the Year

Betty Rettig cited for her work in the King’s Garden

A community horticulturist has been honored by Fort Ticonderoga. Betty Rettig of Ticonderoga has been named the fort’s Volunteer of the Year for her work in Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden. Rettig has donated nearly 300 hours of volunteer service since 2009.

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New online STAR registration plan outlined by state

The New York State Tax Department today unveiled an easy, fast and secure online STAR Registration platform for homeowners currently receiving the Basic STAR property tax exemption.

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Schroon home, garden tour planned

Event July 28 to assist library

A tour of Schroon Lake homes and gardens will support the community’s library. The fifth annual Friends of the Schroon Lake Library House and Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, July 28, noon to 4 p.m.

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Ticonderoga Farmers Market to open

Youth market added in 2013

The Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market will open for the season Saturday, July 6. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce in coordination with Inter-Lakes Health, the farmers market will be held Saturdays through Oct. 12 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Route 9N south of Moses Circle and Liberty Monument.

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Field days held in Westport for local students

 Fifth- and sixth-grade students from 10 different schools participated in the 29th annual Essex County Environmental Field Days.

Volunteers needed for shrub planting at Ski Bowl Park June 8

Volunteers are needed to help with plantings at the Ski Bowl Park this weekend.

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Cow pie, cut me a slice

Conservation Conversations

It wasn’t that long ago when manure was thought of as a waste product.

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Hydrant flushing in North Creek May 14-15

Residents and businesses in the North Creek Water District should be aware that the semi-annual flushing of the fire hydrants will be conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14 and 15.

Garden grant funding available

The Essex County Adirondack Garden Club is accepting applications for the Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund.