The Winter Meltdown Spicy Food Festival is this weekend, maple events continue through the end of the month, and there are five newsy tidbits to check out this week in the Lake George region.
Here’s What’s Coming Up With Events in the Lake George Area
Maple isn’t the only foodie fun going on! Check out Chowderfest and more happenings:
- Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Basics at SUNY Adirondack: March 24
- Job Fair at Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor: March 24 & 26
- Winter Meltdown Spicy Food Festival in Glens Falls: March 26
- Dancing With the Adirondack Stars in Glens Falls: March 26
- Chowderfest & Tour in Saratoga: through March 26
- Thurman Maple Days – Weekend 3: March 26 & 27
- Maple Valley Maple Festival in Corinth: March 26 & 27
News Around Lake George With the Steamboat Company, ADK Folk School & More
The Lake George Steamboat Company Announces Opening Date
We look forward to it every year here in Lake George: the sight of the steamboats crossing the Queen of American Lakes! The Lake George Steamboat Company will open for the season on May 2nd, tickets are on sale via their website or by phone now, and that’s not all. Tickets for Rock the Dock, scheduled for July 22, are also on sale now.
The Adirondack Folk School Opens Second Location in the Outlets
The Adirondack Folk School, known for its popular Adirondack-style craft classes and workshops like weaving and blacksmithing, has opened a new location in the Lake George Outlets, behind The Log Jam. This new space is in addition to their primary Lake Luzerne location.
Coinciding with this exciting announcement is a new website that makes it super easy to search for courses you’re interested in (and see what’s available or filled up).
Looking for a Volunteer Opportunity? Homebound Seniors Need Meals Delivered
The Warren County Senior Meals Program is in need of volunteer drivers for routes in Lake George, Glens Falls, and Queensbury. The pandemic has affected how many drivers are available, and the program has had to reduce its offerings to three days a week instead of five.
Get more details and contact information if you’re interested in helping: https://warrencountyny.gov/news/senior-meal-delivery-drivers-needed
Blais Takes on Student Housing Project as “Last Big Project”
Lake George Village Mayor Robert Blais, currently serving a 50+ year term, has declared the current student housing problem his “last big project,” before wrapping up his reign at the end of this year, according to News 10 ABC.
Each year, around 1,000 international students come to Lake George to work the tourist season. Historically, many hotels and lodging businesses have offered a long-term residence, but with lodging already booking up for this summer, these opportunities are far and few between this year.
Blais is reportedly looking into a “dormitory” that can be built, although he and others involved appear to be open to suggestions. If you’re a lodging business owner or someone who would like to help and get involved, contact the mayor’s office at 518.668.5771, extension 8.
Did You Go to the Lake George Winter Carnival This Year? Take This Survey!
Lake George Winter Carnival organizers want your feedback to better plan for next season. If you attended one or more of the Winter Carnival weekends over February of 2022, please fill out this quick survey: https://forms.gle/6Tgw53pMxpn5kWAU8
- News 10 ABC: Mayor: Lake George student workers need a place to stay