The below-freezing temperatures we’ve had lately in Lake George are great for the Ice Castles construction! We’re continuing to keep an eye out for ticket sale announcements – in the meantime, here’s what’s going on around Lake George with live music and cheese tastings in the Village along with some quick news to know.
Find Fun Events Going on Throughout the Area
Here’s what we can look forward to:
- Scott Smith and The Coverups at the LGBC: January 14
- Chuck Kelsey & The Erin Harkes Band at the LGBC: January 15
- Annual AAWA Winter Wedding Show at Dunham’s Bay Resort: January 15
- MLK Jr. Day Craft at World Awareness Children’s Museum: January 17
- Cheese Lover’s Week at Adirondack Winery: January 17 to 23
- Movie Nights at The Chapman – A Star is Born (1937): January 19
- Thursday Night Winter Racing in Cole’s Woods: January 20
- Lake George Winterfest: through March 11
See 5 Newsy Tidbits to Know Around Lake George This Week
King Neptune’s & 2 More Village Hotspots are Up for Sale
Albany Business Review reports that King Neptune’s is for sale, along with Lake George Village Mall and Lake George Boat rentals – all for $11.5 million. The full offer includes 168 feet of lakefront, 30 boats and slips, the fully leased mall, and the nightclub/restaurant.
Nettle Meadow Celebrates New Tasting Room Tavern
After two years of renovations, Nettle Meadow Farm held a grand opening last Saturday of their new tasting room and production facility in Lake Luzerne. The tavern serves “creative plates with a cheese focus” and has an impressive brunch menu.
The tavern is currently open Thursday and Friday from 4pm to 8pm, Saturdays from 12pm to 8pm, and Sunday for brunch from 11am to 4pm.
Lake George Historical Association Gets Grant Money, Plans for 2022 Season
The Lake George Historical Association (LGHA) has received funding from more than one grant, some of which will go towards half a dozen interpretive, retractable exhibit panels in their display room for the 2022 season. The exhibit will focus on the Clean Water Act and how Lake George pollution is regulated.
In addition, the nonprofit is working on an interactive children’s exhibit to go in the Called by the Water Room. The museum opens for the season on May 21.
Lake George Might Get a Police Substation
News 10 ABC reports that Lake George Village, which hasn’t had its own police station since 1988, could get a police “substation” as soon as summer 2023.
A police substation is basically a smaller version of a police station with limited capacities. Currently, a Warren County Sheriff Department officer is stationed in the Village year-round, with others brought in during busy times.
Glen Lake Citizen Scientist Interviewed on NPR
Lake George isn’t the only lake that’s being monitored in the area. Citizen scientists – members of the public who collect data to help researchers – have been tracking ice in and out on various lakes in the region, including Glen Lake in Queensbury.
Local citizen scientist Nancy Quillian was recently interviewed on NPR. She has sent in data on Glen Lake, which she lives close to, for decades. She was one of four people interviewed, and all spoke of a general trend that has shown ice season is getting shorter.
- Albany Business Review: Lake George nightclub, shopping mall and boat rental business hit market for $11.5 million
- News 10 ABC: Lake George may get a police station for the first time since the 1980s
- NPR: Citizen scientists help to document changes to lake ice in the northern US
- Sun Community News: Lake George Historical Assoc. receives significant grants