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Entries from March 15th, 2009

A Day at the Beach

March 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Adirondack Life

Point Au Roche State Park

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Adirondack Sport Shop For Sale

March 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment · News

THIS IS HUGE – Adirondack Sport Shop For Sale

Adirondack Legend Fran Betters’ Plea for Help

I AM ASKING FOR HELP It is simply time to be very straight forward. I am in difficulty. Too many things happened at the same time. Number One: I was FORCED to move my business and decided since I HAD to, I would do it the correct way which took everything I had. Number 2: I came down with congestive heart failure which is now in its end stages and Number 3, the economy decided to tank all at the same time. How about that for a bit of luck? I cannot QUIT until I find a buyer for my business of forty seven years. I have to try and survive somehow. So I am asking for some help. If you have been considering buying one of my rods, please do so now. It could possibly be one of the last ones made. I know my days are numbered. Or one of the framed collectibles with a dozen of the flies I created, let me make one for you now. I could definitely use the business. Some of you say I am a legend but I have always considered myself just one of you all. I never sought the limelight nor took advantage of many opportunities I had over my forty seven years of business. Money never really motivated me. Big money at least. Perhaps I made a mistake. The place I find myself in right now seems to indicate that. So what I would like to ask of you all is this. I know my days are very limited and I MUST find a buyer so would everyone please network and if you know of anyone who would be interested in being my successor, please send them my way. I want to meet them before I pass on. The price is very low and the deal is absolutely turnkey. It is listed with a wonderful agent in Lake Placid, Margie Philo who is Adirondack Premiere Properties. Here is a link to see the information. Thank you everyone in advance for any help you can give. Fran

This is so sad. via Maggie’s Farm (via Tigerhawk)

More information:

Fran Betters merits hall of fame

Meet the Masters: Fran Betters, Fly-Tyer

Meet the Masters: Fran Betters, Guide and Teacher

Fly Fishing the Adirondack Range with Fran Betters

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Adirondack Architecture Rustic Study Tour

March 12th, 2009 · No Comments · News

An Architectural Tour of a Great Rustic Tradition

September 18-21, 2009

Great Camp Santanoni

Great Camp Santanoni

You see it everywhere and you don’t even know it.  Some even call it “National Park Service Rustic“, but we know it as Adirondack.

Thanks to a Cultural Tourism Grant from the Arts & Business Council of New York, Adironcack Architectural Heritage of Keeseville was able to organzize and promote what may be a once-in-a-lifetime tour of some of the Adirondack’s most special places.

For four days tour private and public camps of the Adirondacks, led by experts in the field of architectural history and preservation, and local historians. The tour includes meals, local transportation, and accommodations.

Did I mention there was a fee?  It’s not cheap: $1400 Per person/Double Occupancy, $1700 Single Occupancy.  But this, as mentioned above, includes meals, transportation from Albany International Airport to Minnowbrook Conference Center in Blue Mountain Lake, and accommodations.

Though built as a private camp, Minnowbrook became an executive retreat for a chemical company during the 1940’s. In 1953 it was given to Syracuse University, who used the 28-acre property for educational conferences and workshops. Following a devastating fire in 1988, the school dedicated themselves to rebuilding the center while respecting the history and architecture of the original. The lodge that occupies the site today is reminiscent of the opulence that came before it, incorporating rustic artistry with modern luxuries.

The lodging is always part of any experience, and Minnowbrook is pretty cool.  Plus, there is a limit of 30 for this trip.

The itinerary for the tour is as follows:

For more information and registration, visit Rustic Study Tour or contact Susan (at), (518) 834-9328.

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