WANAKENA WEEKLY #15 - 05/14/20 - 05/20/20
After TEN weeks of helping to “FLATTEN THE CURVE” Otto’s Abode will reopen tomorrow, Friday, May 22nd at 9am!
Someone spray painted a bunch of stuff on the roads around Wanakena. Letters, numbers, symbols; all tasteful content from DSNY (Dig Safe New York). Rumor has it that Wanakena will have its first-ever TRAFFIC LIGHT.
Over the past couple of weeks, the local woman-only book club - The Green Bough Browsers - have been abuzz with conversation, material manipulation and exchange – working as a group to complete the construction of a large number of homemade face masks to be donated to the Clifton-Fine Central School’s Backpack Food Pantry Program. Just a couple of days ago the GBB announced they had reached their goal and together created 166 masks! Great Job! (image from Clifton-Fine Central School's Facebook page - GO EAGLES!)
The Downtown Wanakena Privy is NOW OPEN. It would probably be a good idea to wash/sanatize your hands before you enter (and after). Also, wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose while you are in the bathroom would be a great idea.
Due to the Pandemic, the following CLBC events for this summer are cancelled.
Saturday, July 4- Firecracker, Saturday, July 18- Annual Mtg & Banquet and Saturday, August 15- Boat Race. A social distancing version of the Poker Paddle is in planning. Look for details about the Poker Paddle in upcoming notices.
Blackwaters Café and Trading Post in Wanakena is open for pick-up/take-out Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat 11-6pm. The best way to order is through their website www.blackwaterscafe.com
Maria says that the Stone Manor Diner in Cranberry Lake went back to seven days a week this past Tuesday -woohoo! Also, Their ice cream window is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until 8pm.
UB’s Mercantile in Oswegatchie, Adirondack Pharmacy and Circle K in Star Lake, Todd Hardware in Star Lake, Mountain Gate Redemption near Benson Mines and Sevey Point remain open for business in one way or another (open, take out, pick up, drop off, etc…). Post Offices are open too (Thanks, Mary!) Lakeside General Store in Cranberry lake had a big Coke-a-cola truck parked out front yesterday – might be opening up this weekend.
The Clifton Community Library in Cranberry Lake hosts via Facebook Live bedtime stories most nights read aloud by Ms. Kate the Librarian! https://www.facebook.com/cliftoncommunitylibrary/
Hillside Diner in Oswegatchie, Twin Lakes and Coffee Fever in Star Lake remain temporarily closed. No news on The Hub in Cranberry Lake – the website/facebook have not been updated since February.
Kim’s Lost Dog Report: There are currently NO lost dogs in Wanakena.
The St. Lawrence County spring outdoor burn ban that was in effect March 16th – May 14th IS OVER. BURN, BABY, BURN! Though, as mentioned earlier, it has not been too rainy. One might say: "it is dry." So be extra careful (always) with your fires.
Any questions, comments, concerns, trail condition inquiries, legends, jokes, animal sightings, etc… feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3158483008 or pop-in the shop! Wanakena Weekly archive here: http://www.ottosabode.org/p/wanakena-weekly.html
There is a time to fish and a time to dry nets – Chinese Proverbs
Here are a few shots of some Wanakeners checking out the Carbridge being moved via cantilever and crane. Cantilever and Crane, isn't that a boutique clothes shop in Lake Placid?
Tomorrow is Sun Ra's birthday. All for now!
^^^Can you find the bug spray can hiding in this photo?^^^