Lake George http://wamc.org en Lake George Mayor Will Run For 12th Term http://wamc.org/post/lake-george-mayor-will-run-12th-term <p>At 78-years old, Mayor Robert Blais is currently the second-longest serving mayor in New York. He has held office for 43 years, since being elected in &nbsp;1971.</p><p><a href="http://poststar.com/news/local/terms-not-enough-blais-says-he-ll-run-again/article_3da68708-11e5-11e4-9086-0019bb2963f4.html">The Glens Falls <em>Post-Star </em>reports </a>Blais&nbsp; is uncertain about whether he’d want to complete another full four-year-term, but said ,“Right now, I’m in a frame of mind that I’d like to continue.”</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 95566 at http://wamc.org Invasive Plant Found Along Lake George http://wamc.org/post/invasive-plant-found-along-lake-george <p></p><p>Advocates for Lake George are taking steps to monitor and prevent the spread of an invasive species along the lakeshore that could threaten native butterfly populations.&nbsp;</p><p>Kristen Rohne, Education Coordinatior for the Lake George Association, said while her organization was checking on a native-plant buffer garden at the Rainbow Beach Homeowners Association in the Town of Bolton, a homeowner asked her team to take a closer look at a plant he hadn’t seen before, growing along the shoreline.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:21:03 +0000 Lucas Willard 94531 at http://wamc.org Invasive Plant Found Along Lake George Lake George Region Prepares For Holiday Weekend http://wamc.org/post/lake-george-region-prepares-holiday-weekend <p></p><p>The Fourth of July weekend is an important economic boon for one of upstate New York’s most popular vacation destinations.</p><p>Michael Consuelo, Executive Director of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce, said Thursday afternoon, if you want to drive into town on Route 9, you’ll be sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic.</p><p>“It’s very promising, a lot of folks on the street, Million Dollar Beach is pretty crowded. We’re getting ready for a very busy weekend and it seems like some folks have really taken advantage of this nice weather,” said Consuelo.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:10:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 94089 at http://wamc.org Lake George Region Prepares For Holiday Weekend "Clean, Drain, Dry" Is Message To Lake George Boaters http://wamc.org/post/clean-drain-dry-message-lake-george-boaters <p></p><p>On May 15<sup>th</sup>, the Lake George Park Commission’s mandatory inspection program for boats and trailers will begin. This week, the Park Commission began training the inspectors that will be working to prevent invasive species from entering the lake.</p><p></p><p>WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Park Commission executive director David Wick about the training and the inspection program.</p> Sat, 03 May 2014 17:05:41 +0000 Lucas Willard 89637 at http://wamc.org "Clean, Drain, Dry" Is Message To Lake George Boaters Lake George Advocates Praise Gov. Cuomo For Conservation Efforts http://wamc.org/post/lake-george-advocates-praise-gov-cuomo-conservation-efforts <p></p><p>In a letter penned by Lake George Mayor Robert Blais on behalf of the Stop Aquatic Invasives From Entering Lake George Partnership to the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the governor received high marks on his attention to work helping protect the Adirondack lake.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:10:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 83392 at http://wamc.org Lake George Advocates Praise Gov. Cuomo For Conservation Efforts Mandatory Boat Inspections Approved For Lake George http://wamc.org/post/mandatory-boat-inspections-approved-lake-george <p></p><p></p><p>The Lake George Park Commission has adopted final rules requiring boat inspections to prevent introduction of invasive species in Lake George. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 82850 at http://wamc.org Mandatory Boat Inspections Approved For Lake George Dig Turns up Ancient Artifacts at Upstate NY Site http://wamc.org/post/dig-turns-ancient-artifacts-upstate-ny-site <p></p><p></p><p>New York archaeologists say they've uncovered 10,000-year-old American Indian artifacts at the site of an improvement project at a popular state-owned beach in the southern Adirondacks. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 01:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 76787 at http://wamc.org Dig Turns up Ancient Artifacts at Upstate NY Site Asian Clams Spread to New Sites in Lake George http://wamc.org/post/asian-clams-spread-new-sites-lake-george <p></p><p></p><p>During a two-week survey of the lake, volunteers and staff from the Lake George Asian Clam Task Force discovered new infestations, bringing to 13 the number of confirmed sites in Lake George. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 74075 at http://wamc.org Asian Clams Spread to New Sites in Lake George Study: Lake George Is Becoming Saltier http://wamc.org/post/study-lake-george-becoming-saltier <p></p><p>The results of a 30-year study show the striking evidence of change in the water of Lake George.</p><p></p><p>Recently, at the annual meeting of the FUND for Lake George, a group dedicated protecting the natural resources and habitats of Lake George, it was announced that the lake was getting saltier.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:59:05 +0000 Lucas Willard 71993 at http://wamc.org Study: Lake George Is Becoming Saltier 2013 Lake George Music Festival http://wamc.org/post/2013-lake-george-music-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com/">The Lake George Music Festival</a> was founded three years ago with the goal of bringing some of the world’s most promising musicians to Lake George.</p><p>As executive director of the festival, Alexander Lombard, has seen his vision of bringing free classical music to the people thrive. This year's festival opens this Friday and runs through Aug. 22. It will, once again, bring celebrated composers and an original commission to audiences.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seventy musicians, including some of the most prestigious names in classical music, will perform at venues around the village.</span></p><p>Alexander Lombard, joins us this morning as does Barbora Kolarova, the festival’s Artistic Director and their Music Director – Roger Kalia.</p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71336 at http://wamc.org 2013 Lake George Music Festival