by Leslie Spencer
George Mann, a retired educator and local boat owner at White’s Marina in New Hamburg, NY said, “He just wanted to give back a little bit”, when he developed the idea to take veterans on boat rides followed by a picnic lunch. He began by contacting Nelson Rivera, director of Veterans Services, Dutchess “He just wanted to give back a little bit” by Leslie Spencer County Department of Behavioral and Community Health, who collected names of veterans and guests who would like to participate.
It is hard to believe that the cleanest lake in New York state could be less than a hour from New York City. But that is exactly how close Indian Lake in Putnam Valley, NY is to the metropolis.
An extremely deep, spring-fed lake, it sits near a mountain top surrounded by forests and just a handful of homes. Brown trout, large-mouth Bass and other species of sport fish abound in its cool, clear waters.
William M. “Bill” Emslie went to his eternal rest on June 12, 2016 after a long illness. Born at Vassar Brothers Hospital on December 6, 1937, he was the son of Weston S. Emslie and Lillian May Beckett. Bill graduated from Arlington High School. On April 18, 1964, he married the love of his life, Lorraine Josephine Sommers in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Lorraine survives at home.
The Croton Yacht Club will be sponsoring its annual “Hudson River Day” celebration on Saturday, September 10th. 11 AM - 4 PM at the Croton Yacht Club located at 6 Elliot Way in Croton-on-Hudson. The mission of the event is to promote interest in the history and ecology of the river, to cultivate future local environmental leaders and to promote, enhance and protect river related recreational resources.
by Pete Bardunias, President/CEO, the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County
Larry Jensen is a classmate of mine from our formative days in the Lakeland school district in Shrub Oak. His family used to own a popular office supply store on Route 6 in Mohegan Lake, and they were a fixture in the local community. The “big boxes” eventually drove the Jensens out; Larry and I graduated from Lakeland in the early ‘80s and went our separate ways. We eventually reconnected thanks to the power of the Internet, and found ourselves living not too far apart – me in upstate New York, Larry in Vermont, although he traveled often throughout the USA by motorcycle, kayak, bicycle and boat with Lexie, his beloved Yorkshire Terrier.