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Who We Are

Those seeking the quintessential Adirondack community – a place to visit, a place to live, or a place to open a business – will love the Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Sabael area.  Surrounded by numerous lakes, ponds, streams, and mountains our community takes pride in its heritage and traditions.  You can see that spirit reflected in volunteerism, commitment to education, and an array of community services, facilities, and activities.

The Town of Indian Lake was established in 1858.  The town, located in Hamilton County with a population of approximately 1,400, lies within the six-million acre Adirondack Park.  Essex County and Warren County border its east.  In the village center, the east-west State Highway 28 meets the north-south Highway 30.  The Hudson River forms part of the eastern town line.  And, believe it or not, there are no traffic lights in town! 

The Indian Lake Museum in the hamlet of Indian Lake contains displays and artifacts relating to the historic Indian population.

The Indian Lake Theater Community Stage & Screen, the original 1938 theater reopened in 2008, provides entertaining movies, operas, live performances, and more for year round residents and visitors.

The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake tells the story of the people who lived, worked, and played in the region.

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (The Art center) at Blue Mountain Lake provides cultural events, workshops, and plays throughout the year.

The Indian Lake Library provides books, DVDs, audios, and access to the Internet.

The Lake itself was the inspiration for the 1960s hit single INDIAN LAKE by The Cowsills. (The writer spent vacation time at what used to be Beeches Cottages on Indian Lake.)

Community Calendar of Upcoming Events | Calendar by the Month

Monday Night Cruise
Monday evenings July 7 - Sept. 1, 2014 6:30pm

Center of town in Indian Lake.

John Rathbun 518-648-5306 or Events/Activities office 518-648-5828*


"On Being" Mult-media by Leonard Thomas-Vickory
July 17th - August 16th Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

Based on his trips to Japan, in particular zen philosophy and stone gardens, the work center of traditional Japanese banners called nobori. The notion is to bring solace to people and their day. Gallery Hours Thurs. - Sat. 10am - 4pm. Gallery reception Aug. 16 5:30-7:00pm.




"After" Paintings by Laara Cassells
July 17th - August 16th Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

These paintings form part of a new series where contemporary figures are hooked into modern technology to extend discussions of art and celebrity status, backwards and forwards in time. Gallery Hours Thurs. - Sat. 10am-4pm. Gallery reception Aug. 16 5:30-7:00pm.




"Untitled" Paintings by Jenny Hutchinson
July 17th - August 16th Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

Using elements to communicate, emotion, there abstract figurative oil paintings are portrait-like and represent a combination of the person posing, the medium, and the artist, herself. Gallery Hours Thurs. - Sat. 10am-4pm. Gallery reception Aug. 16, 5:30-7:00pm.




Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament/Fundraiser
Saturday July 26th 2014 @ Cedar River Golf Course

The tournament will be held on Saturday, July 26th at Cedar River Golf Course in Indian Lake. Participation is limited to the first 64 golfers registered and paid. The format is a four-person scramble with a 9:00AM shotgun start. Prizes will be awarded in all categories for teams and individual prizes will also be provided.

The tournament has limited foursomes, so sign up today. To save your spot or become a sponsor, please contact the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce at (518) 648-5112, or info@indianlakechamber.com. Registration information is available online at www.indian-lake.com or in the chamber office.


AC Kids Experience 2014
Wednesday, July 30 at the Arts Center

Morning session: Collage Art. Express yourself with pictures, magazines, text and color to show what makes you special. 10:30am - 12:30pm. Afternoon session: Adirondack Sing-Off. Learn the vocal technique needed to become a rockstar. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Stay for the day $25/$20 members. Morning or Afternoon session $15/$10 members.




Shakespeare in Byron Park "As You Like It"
Thursday, July 31, 7:00pm, Byron Park

Don't miss Shakespeare's most beloved comedy about flirtation, friendship, and mistaken identity. This 60-minute lighthearted look at the fickle and passionate nature of love will have you asking: Will true love ever find its way, lost in the delightful madness of the forest? Encounter a number of colorful, backwoods characters in a tale of romance...or something like it. FREE!

Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828. indianlakeea@frontiernet.net


Hamilton County Fun Day
August 4, 2014

The Hamilton County Youth Board presents Hamilton County Fun Day from 2-6 pm at the Speculator ball field/Pavilion. Please bring a non-perishable food item as a donation for local food pantry. Admission is free.


AC Kids Experience 2014
Wednesday, August 6 at the Arts Center

Morning session: Shel Silverstein and Me. Create art work to go along with his famous stories. 10:30am - 12:30pm. Afternoon session: Comedy Improv. This workshop teaches the art of thinking fast on your feet using many of the basic rules of improvisation. 1:00pm - 3:00pm.




Horseshoe Toss Tournament
Saturday, August 16, 2014 Byron Park 10:00 AM

2 person team competes in a double elimination tournament. Cash payout for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Registration 9:00am to 9:45am. $10. per team.

Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828 indianlakeea@frontiernet.net


AC Kids Experience 2014 Theater Camp "Where the Wild Things Are"
Aug. 18 - 22. Performance Aug. 22 at the Arts Center 12:30pm

This year's production will be a performance of "Where the Wild Things Are". The students will have a hand in building costumes, sets, as well as the lighting design of their very own production. $60/$50 members.




Pig Roast
Saturday, August 30, 2014 Indian Lake Firehall

Inside; Pork Dinner. Pork, baked potato, applesauce, roll & beverage. Outside; Hamburgers, hot dogs, clams, clam chowder & beverages. 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.


SMILE Craft Fair & Flea Market
Saturday, August 30, 2014 St. Marys Church

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


Annual Chicken BBQ
Sunday, August 31, 2014 Blue Mountain Lake Fire House

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. $12. adult.


Adirondack Mountains Antiques Show
Sept. 17 - 21, 2014

An autumn weekend of antiques and art in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Surround yourself with an incredible selection of rustic art, camp furniture, hunting & fishing antiques, boats, taxidermy, antler and more. Antique vendors throughout the hamlet of Indian Lake. Co-sponsored by the Town of Indian Lake.


For more information visit the website.


The Great Adirondack Moose Festival
September, 27-28, 2014


The 5th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival (GAMF), the first Moose Festival held in New York State, is sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce and will be held, Saturday and Sunday, September, 27-28, 2014



For further information, please:

Email us indianlakechamber@frontiernet.net

Call us at 518-648-5112 or 518-648-5636

Visit us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Great-Adirondack-Moose-Festival/131721640199018





Old Fashioned Turkey Shoot
Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Fish & Game Association will be holding an "old fashioned turkey shoot" starting at 9am.



Halloween Parade & Festival
October 31, 2014

Parade and Costume Judging 3:20pm in the Indian Lake Central School Gymnasium. Festival at Byron Park 3:45 - 5:00pm. Haywagon Rides, Haunted Trail, Cookie & Cupcake Decoration, Hot Dogs, Chili & Drink free for kids. Donations accepted. Sponsored by Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. Aux. and the Town of Indian Lake.

Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828 indianlakeea@frontiernet.net


Election Day Dinner
November 4, 2014, 5:00 PM

VOTE and then enjoy a nice homemade turkey dinner! At the Indian Lake United Methodist Church. Take-outs available at 4:30 PM.* $9. adults, $4. childern 4-11, under 4 free.


Country Christmas Tour
November 28 & 29, 2014 Town Wide


United Methodist Church Bazaar & Bake Sale
Saturday, November 29, 2014

At the Indian Lake United Methodist Church. Part of the Country Christmas Tour.*


Children's Holiday Gift Shop
Saturday, December 6, 2014

At the fire hall. Sponsored by the Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. Aux.*


Making Memories with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Sunday, December 14, 2014 2pm - 4pm, Indian Lake Theater*

Join us at this second annual event. Bring a camera and take your child's picture with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Each child will get a Christmas ornament to add to their collection. Hot Chocolate and cookies. FREE! Sponsored by Indian Lake Theater, Town of Indian Lake and Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce.

For more information 518-648-5828 or 518-648-5950.


30th Annual Winterfest
February 13 - 15, 2015 (Fri. - Sun.)

30TH ANNIVERSARY!  SPECIAL EVENTS PLANNED THROUGHTOUT THE WEEKEND. . Parade, Dinner, Breakfast at the Fire Hall, Poker Run, Craft Fair, Book & Cookie Sale, Kids Activities, Tricky Tray, Movies, Cardboard Sled Races, Magic Show, Fireworks! plus much more. Kick-off weekend for SnoCade*

Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828 indianlakeea@frontiernet.net


St. Patrick's Celebration Weekend Parade
March 15, 2015 3:10pm

Join us for this annual parade to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Parade route Crow Hill road to market parking lot.*

Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828 indianlakeea@frontiernet.net


Volleyball Tournament
March 13, 2015 Indian Lake Central School Gym 6:30 PM

Form a team of 8 players to compete or just come out and cheer on your friends and neighbors.$2. per player, $1. spectator. Benefit for Hamilton County Community Action.*

Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828 indianlakeea@frontiernet.net


Irish Road Bowling
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Registration/check-in 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm at the town hall. Play begins 1:00 pm. Team consists of 4 members. The overview: underhand tosses or rolls, alternating rolls. Team with the least rolls could be the winner. $20. per team. Four categories; The Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Teams have to consist of 4 adults over the age of 16 and the Family Team has to consist of 4, with no more then 3 children under the age of 16 and at least one adult over the age of 18 and has to be immediate family. Pre-registration forms are available at the Town Hall and the Chamber of Commerce. This year’s coarse will be determined at a later date. Benefit for Helping Hands Care Givers. Pre-registration strongly encouraged.*

Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828 indianlakeea@frontiernet.net


The Mutt Strut (Dog Show)
Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:00 pm at the ski hut

Judging will take place for 12 categories. Registration forms available at the Town Hall and the Chamber of Commerce.*

Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828 indianlakeea@frontiernet.net


Local Government

For more information about our local government, please visit www.townofindianlake.org

Town Calendar of Events

Hamlets & Lakes

Blue Mountain Lake

(1) A hamlet near a NY-28 and NY-30 intersection. This hamlet is in the northern part of the town, north of Indian Lake hamlet. The Adirondack Museum is located north of the hamlet. (2) The name of a lake west of the community of Blue Mountain Lake.

Eagle Lake

A lake by the west town line and west of Blue Mountain Lake.

Indian Lake

A large lake with a southwest to northeast orientation in the town of Indian Lake and the Town of Lake Pleasant. (2) A hamlet of the same name in the Town of Indian Lake at the intersection of NY-28 and NY-30 and near the north end of the lake called Indian Lake.

Lake Abanakee

A lake east of the Indian Lake hamlet.

Lake Adirondack

A lake north of Indian Lake hamlet.

Lake Durant

A lake south of Blue Mountain Lake hamlet.

Rock Lake

A lake halfway between Indian Lake hamlet and Blue Mountain Lake hamlet.


A hamlet on the northwest side of Indian Lake, located on NY-30.


Blue Mountian Lake United Methodist Church

Carrie Cummins 518-648-6144

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Sunday 9:30 a.m. worship

Celestial Drum Tendai Buddist Sangha

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Every Monday 6:30 pm: Meditation service, teaching, discussion and instruction.

Every Wednesday 6:30 pm: Evening service.

Celestial Drum Tendai Buddist Sangha was established in 2007 as a local gathering of people who together investigate, study and practice a Buddhist path in an authentic fashion.   We seek to serve both the residents of, and visitors to, Indian Lake and surrounding communities.  Our sangha is affiliated with the Tendai Buddist Institute - www.tendai.org - in Cannan, NY, which is the authorized representative in North America and Europe for the 1,200 year old tradition of Tendai Buddism.

Church of the Transfiguration Episcopal Church


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June through September Holy Eucharist 10 a.m. (Open Communion) The Church of the Transfiguration is open to all as a haven of spiritual nourishment to provide hospitality, healing and hope with attention to the needs of the surrounding community. The Church was built in 1885 and is a National Historic Site.

First Baptist Church


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Weekly Schedule: Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Teen Group 6:30 p.m. Monday Awana 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Thursday Church School 2 p.m. Friday Pink Chicken 6:15 p.m.

Independent Baptist Church


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The church on the hill with a heart for God, where the Bible, building families, and friendships are fundamental to faith. Sunday School for all ages: Sunday 9:15 a.m., Worship Sunday: 11:00 a.m., and Prayer Service: Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

Indian Lake United Methodist Church


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Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church


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Schedule of Masses Saturday 4:00 p.m. year round Sunday 9:30 a.m. year round Special early mass - Sunday 8:00 a.m. from Memorial Day to Columbus Day only AAA Meetings: Thursday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.

St. Paul's Catholic Church


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Schedule of Masses Saturday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day Sunday 11:00 a.m. year round


Indian Lake Public Library

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Library Services: We circulate book and non-book materials; books of fiction, non-fiction, paperbacks, audios, videos, magazines, large print books and newspapers. Research may be done by yourself or ask for assistance with online, commercial databases, reference books and encyclopedias. You can secure materials from other libraries, health and consumer information and books and serial articles from Research Libraries, Colleges and Universities. Contact: Nancy Berkowitz

Health & Human Services

Blue Mountain Lake Ambulance Corps


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Call the number above to report an emergency. The number is for emergencies only.

Blue Mountain Lake Volunteer Fire Company


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Call the number above for emergency needs only.

Community Services Hamilton County


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Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. We provide a number of community services. Call for information

HFM Prevention Council


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Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council

Home Health Care Of Hamilton County, Inc.


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Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact: Kathy Hutchins A private not for profit home health agency. Provides Homemaker/Respite, Personal Care and Home Health aide levels of care. Call for more information at number above. These services are also available to anyone visiting or vacationing in Hamilton county. 24 hour on call service 7 days per week.

Hudson Headwaters Health Network

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Monday-Friday 9am -5pm Saturday 2pm -4pm Doctors, Physcians Assistants, and nurses are available during the hours listed above. A new prescription service is also available through the health center.

Indian Lake Ambulance Corps


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The Ambulance Corps has emergency light bulbs that when screwed into your outdoor socket will produce a flashing light making it easier for the Ambulance to find you. Turn on the switch twice to make it blink. You can purchase them from Jeanie Turner at Grandma's Things.

Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department


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24 hour, 365 days a year. Very prompt service. Call (518) 648-5655. Emergency number only

NYS Police


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The Police Barracks is located on Route 28 near Binders Cabins across from Lake Adirondack.

Senior Citizen Meal Site


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The Indian Lake meal site is a service of the Department of Aging. A nutritious meal is provided for senior citizens each weekday at noon at the Senior Center for $2 per person. Call the site by 8:30 am to make a reservation. Qualified seniors who cannot come to the sitecan request delivery. Contact: Donna Husson and Bernice Cummins Periodically, blood pressure clinics and other services to the aging are also available.

The Central Adirondack Search and Rescue Team

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The purpose of CASART is to provide a search and rescue team to assist and aid New York State (NYS) Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Rangers in search and rescue operations. The primary area that this organization covers is centralized around Inlet and Old Forge NY. Our area of coverage is large, primarily from Blue Mountain Lake to Stillwater Reservoir to Forestport and over to Indian Lake. CASART survives entirely on donations, we are all volunteers but we need funds to cover our basic needs. Please send your tax deductable donations to: The Central Adirondack Search and Rescue Team, PO Box 210 Inlet, NY 13360 Contact: Jim Huss

Warren-Hamilton Counties Community Action


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The Comunity Action Program provides programs and services for income-eligible, senior, disabled or in need residents of Warren and Hamilton Counties. We provide: Weatherization assistance that includes furnace testing, repair or replacement, insulation,caulking, and weather-stripping. Emergency food, clothing, household items and counseling are available. When families are in crises we help prevent evictions, help with security deposits, and intervene to prevent utility termination. We distribute food in conjunction with area farmers. The Senior Handyman program provides labor for minor home maintenance or repair that is too physically demanding for senior citizens. A food buying co-op is available on a monthly basis which permits residents to purchase $30 worth of groceries for $14. Visit the Office on Main Street. Debbie Ameden and Darci Sweiton will be glad to help you.

Clubs & Organizations

American Legion Parker-Benton Post 1392

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Meets Monthly on the First Monday at 7:00 p.m. The legion Hall was named after two local servicemen who were killed in action during WW II - Beecher Parker and Elmer Benton. Pfc. Beecher Parker was killed in Italy on 6 January, 1944 and was awarded the Silver Star for bravery in action, posthumously. His company was pinned down by heavy enemy fire, and he as part of a wire team, went out to string a communication line to the command post. The irony is that they succeeded uninjured. Then the line was knocked out and they went out again to repair it and that was when he was killed. His body was returned to the USA in 1949 and he was buried in Cedar River Cemetery. Elmer Benton was in the navy as a turret gunner on an LST and was killed in action on 28 April, 1944, he had just turned 18. He was on LST 531 which was involved in Operation Tiger, an amphibious training exercise off the southern coast of England, in preparation for D Day. German E boats attracted by the unusually high radio activity homed in and found this large non-combatant force. The fast German boats quickly closed in to torpedo as many as they could, then scoot away. Three LSTs were lost, one was crippled badly, another exploded in flames and LST 531, sank in 6 minutes. Elmer was killed along with most hands on board, there were only a few survivors. In all, that day, 749 troops were lost which was the highest number of casualties ever lost in a training exercise during the entire war. Contact: Ken Cannan

Byron Park


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The Park is located beside Adirondack Lake. There is a community building and a pavillion. There are two docks and a boat launch as well as a childrens playground. The Town Clerk maintains a calendar for the use of the park for Indian Lake property owners only. Call the number listed above to reserve the use of the parks facilities.


Contact: Julie Clawson

Indian Lake Blue Mountain Fish and Game Association

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The Indian Lake / Blue Mountain Fish and Game Association, Inc. is an organization dedicated to the promotion of better fishing, hunting, and shooting sportsmanship as well as the conservation of the Adirondack's natural resources. The Association supports youth and community-based activities which encompasses these goals. Instruction in the proper handling of firearms and the support of legislation pertaining to the use or ownership of firearms are also important values to the Association. Be Part Of A Great Association That Gives Back To the Kids and Community: • Sponsor Annual Kids Fishing Derby • Co-Sponsor Annual Ice Fishing Derby • Sponsor Teenagers to DEC Summer Environmental Camp • Hiking, Canoeing, Cross-country Ski Outings • Annual Membership Barbecue • Annual Cabin Fever Dinner • “Friendly” Competitive Rifle and Muzzleloader Shoots • Monthly Meetings (except Nov. & Dec.) • Monthly Newsletter (except Dec.) • Rifle and Pistol Range - Open to Members 8:30 a.m. to Sunset Daily • ACA certified trap range • Trap Range Open to Public Every Sunday (June - Sept.) 12 noon to 3 p.m. • Annual Turkey Shoot Become a Member: Membership is open to any person who has similar interests and is willing to support the Association through occasional volunteering of time to help further the Association's goals. Information on becoming a member is available. Meetings are at Byron Park on the last Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 p.m. Range Schedule Click on the link to see a schedule.

Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce

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Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce (ILCC) Welcome Center has a collection of brochures for attractions in the area, as well as accommodations listings and menu's for restaurants. Trail maps are curently available. ILCC Administrative Assistant Kristina Eldridge can assist you with directions, or direct you to a business that has the items you need. ILCC sells a variety of NYS DEC hunting and fishing licenses. Copy and fax services are available. Fax: 518-648-5489

Indian Lake Garden Club


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Indian Lake Garden Club purpose: To stimulate the knowledge of gardening To share in the advantages of association To aid in the preservation of native plants To encourage conservation and civic projects The spirit and dedication of the Indian Lake Garden Club (ILGC) is a positive force throughout the Town. The Club’s monthly meetings are open to the public and most meetings include an educational lecture, hands-on instruction and or demonstration. Through its Civic Beautification Program, Club members literally put the area in bloom each spring by installing and maintaining 30 beautiful flower barrels throughout the Town. In addition to this program being appreciated by residents and visitors, the ILGC has been recognized for Civic Beautification by the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State. Monthly meetings are open to the public, guest and new members are welcome. Please call for meeting and program details.

North Country Crafters


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The North Country Crafters meet each Tuesday at Byron Park to work on Craft projects at 9 a.m. At the monthly club meetings at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, projects are announced. The North Country Crafters have the following creed: We will live our home life with the highest ideals. Children are the future of America. Raise them with sound bodies, clear minds, happy spirits and generous characters. Place service above comfort; believe loyalty to high purposes can overcome discordance and neighborliness can supercede haterd; never be discouraged. Be generous with our enthusiams. Help the less fortunate. Expect our community to become the best of communities. Cooperate with others to create the utmost in home and community life. This is the offer to the homemakers and crafters of today. Contact: Leila Lewis at 518-648-5819 for more information.

Snow Warriors


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We are a club of people who enjoy snowmobiling. We meet on the First Saturday of the month at Byron Park at 6:00 p.m. Usually we enjoy eating together and discussing snowmobiling. Our club was organized in 1967 and sponsored our first race in 1969. We also either sponsor or assist with snowmobiling events and lobby for an improved snowmobiling experience. Officers: President Douglas Wells Vice President Tim Pine Secretary Judy Peak Treasurer Rhonda Wells Publicity Stuart Pine Join us for an exciting and safe snowmobiling experience.


Indian Lake Central School

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Teaching our children for over 100 years. Superintendent of Schools: Mark Brand