WITHINANUTSHELL – Halfway there! Leaves will be changin' before you know it - perhaps they already have. (some have). Down in the low 50s the other morning, see your breath - if you're lookin'. Lots of summer left, though - soak it up! Ranger School class of 2023 will be here in just a couple weeks. ACT NOW! Regular readers know we have not been keeping-up with our regular weekly habits - we're sort-of sorry about that. Thanks for your continued readership. Who has time to write it all down as it's all happening? Waxwings dip and dive and Cardinal flowers pop down by the river. Hikers report wet yet not croweded trails - the same goes for boaters out on Cranberry Lake: wet yet not too crowded. Poker Paddle and live music last weekend in Wanakena. Open house at the Cranberry Lake Hub last weekend, too. What else? LOTS! Carol Vossler of Saranac Lake is out on the lawn under the big tent as we type this doing PULP PAINTING workshops - spots still open! Get out there - a few sessions in August, too. More info below. This weekend Jonathan Foster is playing at the Cranberry Lake Pavillion behind the Library 2-4pm.WOOHOO! NEXT WEKEEND is LIVE MUSIC Friday August 5th Wanakena ZPARK - Misty Blues 7pm performing in-conjunction with Ranger School Alumni Weekend - free show all welcome. SOS 5k Sunday August 7th Star Lake!!!!! Sign-up NOW! History Center Open EVRY WEEKEND Saturdays and Sundays! Blackwaters Cafe does diner on Fridays! Cemetery meeting August 9th 7pm Wanakena church! Cranberry Lake ART SHOW at the fie hall August 13th and 14th!!! Cranberry Lake Canoe Race that Saturday the 13th. Wanakena Quilt Fest Labor Day Weekend! Pickle ball EVERY Saturday morning 9am at tennis court in Wanakena. Regular Town Board Meeting Second Wednesday August 10th @ 6:30 Star Lake. Here’s a link to the most recent town board meeting minutes HERE: Town Of Fine: Minutes: July 13, 2022: July Town Board Meeting [Digital Towpath] Today's Ice Jam Danger remains LOW (two years in a row without an ice jam).
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IN THE PINES 2022 - The 21st annual Clifton Fine Summer Concert Series is HERE! Schedule posted on the website cliftonfinearts.blogspot.com and postcards flying about. The In the Pines Clifton Fine Summer Concert Series is organized by the Cultural Arts Committee of the Clifton Fine Economic Development Corporation.
DOWN AT THE ABODE - Carol Vossler of Saranac Lake is out on the lawn under the big tent as we type this doing PULP PAINTING workshops - spots still open! On View: "A Thin Place" Multi-Media by Dave Hassig. Clifton Town Historian Mark Friden gifted the Otto's Abode phone booth a 1908 Northern NY Phone Book complete with Wanakena listings! Otto's will be partying alongside the LIVE MUCIS next Friday the 5th in conjunction with Ranger School Alumni Weekend - c'mon down. Local Loons that will be in the Cranberry Lake Art Show in a couple week are on view here at Otto's NOW! Junk Drawer and LOTS MORE to check out!!! Open seven days a week through the summertime. Then we cut back hours a little bit but stay open all year long. FRESH PRODUCE!!!! Locally grown and found by Dan Martin and crew in Potsdam, NY. COME AND GET IT! Next FOLK JAM is Sunday, August 21st 3-5pm. Croquet, anyone? Handmade Bags by Trout Lake's Hen Island. Handmade baskets by Wanakena's own Sue Patterson. COLD BEER SOLD HERE! Over SIXTY varieties of beer/cider/etc... in the walk-in cooler. Maple Syrup is IN! Howard Graham's 2022 liquid gold. COME AND GET IT! Gallons, half-gallons, quarts, pints and half-pints! Bread, milk, eggs and many more dry, cold and frozen groceries. TAKE A PEEK. Candy, snacks, ice cream and soft drinks, too. Fresh ground HOT COFFEE and baked goods at the counter. Books, maps, music for your browsing pleasure. Camping/fishing/hiking knickknack patty-whacks. The Clifton Community Library in Cranberry Lake has installed a fantastic Library Drop Box. Folks in town will be able to drop-off library items and also pick-up pre-ordered items! More info to come. CALL UP THE LIBRARY AND GET IT DONE! Perhaps visit their website, too. Why be a square when you could be a deconstructed cube?
WANAKENA POST OFFICE 13695 - Open for business six days a week! Thanks, Mary for running the show!
HAREWOOD – Jon Foster Sunday July 31st 2-4pm, Nelson Bros August 24th - FREE. The HUB will be open August 5th and August 12th 1-4pm. Take out HUB pews? YAY OR NAY? Cranberry Lake ART SHOW August 13th and 14th!!! Lakeside General OPEN for the season. 2022 Cranberry Lake Boat Club Schedule of Events: Community Picnic - July 30th, 2022, Canoe/Kayak Race - Saturday August 13th, 2022, Sailboat Races - TBD. Cranberry Blog is back for the season here: Submit a Blog | CRANBERRY B[L]OG (cranberryblog.org). NEW Motel in town! It's called Coyote Den. Right by the Oswegatchie on Rt. 3. Tilly's is open. Five Ponds Partners kickstarted and initiated port-o-johns at some local trailheads! The Cranberry Library is OPEN. NEW LIBRARY DROP BOX DOWN AT OTTO'S! Cranberry Lake State Campground opened May 20th - Oct. 9th. Tooley Pond Duck Decoy Showroom in Cranberry Lake is OPEN! Tooley Pond Duck Decoy Showroom in Cranberry Lake is OPEN! John Dragun NEON ARTWORK and MORE down in Windfall! Snowmobile trails CLOSED FOR THE SEASON! Cranberry Lake Mountaineers voted BEST CLUB in New York State in 2022.
KIM AND THOMS LOST DOG REPORT - As of today, there are NO lost dogs in Wanakena. Woof Woof!
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