It’s summertime and the Ticonderoga Area Farmers’ Market is in full swing. On Saturdays from 10AM to 1PM at Wicker Wood (1114 Wicker Street) near the Walmart entrance, the prospect of finding fresh local fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, maple syrup and then some is excellent. Farmers and vendors are proud to present their bounty, a plethora of products that change as the growing season evolves. They will continue to grow, harvest and sell at the market through mid-October. (Note: July 29th, the Market moves downtown to participate in Ticonderoga’s annual StreetFest.)
“Our grand opening celebration is scheduled for July 22nd”, stated Carol Wood Ramundo, Market Manager. “Lance Clark, Mike Donahue and Jessica Paradis, performing a mix of folk, bluegrass, country, pop and rock music, are sure to offer much merriment throughout the morning. You will not want to miss them. The Kid’s Zone will highlight a “photo stand-in”, a cut-out of a farm tractor for the kids to stand behind and imagine they are driving a big tractor through the fields, captured in a photo?”
There’s no better place to strengthen your local economy than to shop and eat locally. Shopping at the farmers’ market you are supporting agriculture, commerce and community. You are also supporting yourself and your family with fresh healthy local products. The Ticonderoga Area Farmers’ Market is not only a great place to purchase local products and goods, but is a good place for family and friends to convene.
“The farmers’ market is embarking upon its 4th year revival and has many entities to thank for its continued growth, stated June Curtis Market Advisor. “Firstly, the farmers and vendors are paramount to the success of the market, proudly sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. Support from the Town of Ticonderoga, International Paper Company, Stewarts Shops, Clinton County Health Department/Creating Healthy Schools and Communities, Geraws OK Septic Service, and Carol and Rick Ramundo has provided our infrastructure and has been invaluable. Grant awards from Stewarts Shops and the Essex County Arts Council have underwritten musical entertainment and children’s art projects. Our market thrives surrounded by these advocates who have a deep sense of community and for whom we have much gratitude.”
“Our market manager Carol Wood Ramundo has offered to open the Kids Zone and lead a craft project every week this season”, exclaimed Matt Courtright. Chamber Executive Director. “This year we have produced a rack card exclusive to the farmers’ market which carries the full schedule of activities. We plan to distribute it this week and hope to see many families with children partake of the many fun events as well as a recipe of the week.”
Schedule of activities follows: Subject to change.
"Adirondack Chair" Street Art Project
Paint a Pot; Plant a Flower!
Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Pop, Rock Music with Lance Clark, Mike Donahue and Jessica Paradis
"Farm Tractor Stand-In" with Photos
(StreetFest) Farmers' Market moves downtown for StreetFest!
Car Show Preview
Paper Towel Race Car Craft!
Old Country and Bluegrass Music with Just Passin' Thru Band
Sun Catchers Craft!
Nature Sculpture Craft!
Tarp Fun Project!
Cello music with Brian Donat and Friend
Spooky Pumpkin Decorating!
Pinwheel Painting Fun!
Apples! Apple Craft for Kids!
The 25th Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show will be held Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park. From 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. There will be a number of awards given out including Fabulous 50, Top 25, and an array of special awards including Best of Show Car, Best of Show Truck, Best of Show Motorcycle, Best of Show Display, 1 Super Wheels Prize Package, Chambers Choice, Fans Choice, Most Radical Engine, Best Color Scheme, Favorite Antique, and Best Work In Progress. Awards/plaques have been custom designed for the 2017 Ticonderoga Area Car Show.
The show is a judged show and a “SuperWheels Showdown” Qualifier. During the Car Show there will be food, vendors, music, t-shirts, a kid zone with air bushed tattoos, bouncy house, and playground as well as a 50/50 Raffle, car show raffle, the Kiwanis Duck Race, a Piston Toss, a Muffler Wrap, and more. The first 150 people registered will receive a dash plaque and there will be a variety of special giveaways for pre-registered vehicles.
The Ticonderoga Area Car Show continues to be “SuperWheels Showdown” Qualifier Show. Each year the Chambers sends one, Best of Show winner to the “SuperWheels Showdown” in Boston, MA each October. These participants have a chance to place at this show, as well as move into an even larger and exclusive show at the Mohegan Sun.
To enter as a car show participant, there is a $15.00 pre-registration fee for those who enter before August 5, 2016. Those who wish to register the day of the show will be charged a $20.00 registration fee. Participants who pre-register will be entered to win a variety of giveaways. Judging for the show will begin at 11:00 AM. All vehicles must be on the grounds by 11:00 AM or they will not be judged. Admission for spectators for all car show events is free.
To further expand the Car Show and the goals of the Chamber, a 2017 Car Show Raffle is being offered. Tickets are available for a $10.00 donation. The first prize is $2,500 and the second prize is $1,500. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold.
The drawing will take place at the 25th Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show on Sunday, August 6, 2017. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets will be available throughout August 6th unless they are sold out prior to that date. Tickets are available at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office, from Chamber volunteers, and some local businesses.
“There are also a variety of events happening throughout the Ticonderoga Area the weekend of the Car Show. We encourage visitors and community members to make a complete weekend and enjoy all the Ticonderoga Area has to offer,” shared Courtright.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) recently held a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration for The Barn at Lord Howe Valley as part of their 15th Annual Fundraiser Dinner & Auction on Friday, June 16th, 2017.
The Barn at Lord Howe Valley is a picturesque wedding and event venue nestled between Lake George and Lake Champlain. The facility is a 6,000 square foot post and beam main barn venue which can host a wedding ceremony and reception as well as other events.
Ending the formal part of the TACC Fundraiser Dinner & Auction, TACC Executive Director Matthew Courtright welcomed Sarah Latchford from The Barn at Lord Howe Valley as well as her family to join him at the Podium.
“In addition to our fundraiser with all of you here we are honored that tonight will also be the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration for The Barn at Lord Howe Valley. This new facility has been an amazing addition to the Ticonderoga Area Business Community. Not only does it provide a beautiful new event facility with stunning views but has and will continue to have a significant economic impact on the area. Thank you for being a Chamber Member and for being part of our bright future here in the Ticonderoga Area,” shared Matthew Courtright – TACC Executive Director.
Sarah Latchford, Owner and Operator of The Barn at Lord Howe Valley welcomed everyone and thanked the Chamber and the entire community for welcoming them as one of the newest businesses in the Ticonderoga Area.
“We are honored to be part of the Ticonderoga Area Business Community. We truly feel that The Barn at Lord Howe Valley will have a significant economic impact on the region and in particular lodging properties. We have been working with several local caterers and look forward to growing our relationships with other area businesses. We would like to thank the Chamber for all of their support over the last year and we were thrilled to be able to host their 15th Annual Fundraiser,” shared Sarah Latchford, The Barn at Lord Howe Valley.
The Barn at Lord Howe Valley is located at 671 NYS Route 9N in Ticonderoga, NY. They can be reached at 518-321-4898. For more information visit www.barnatlordhowevalley.com or their facebook page.
STAR TREK Original Series Set Tour licensed by CBS is pleased to announce they will host a Grand Opening/Summer Kick-off in coordination with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday, June 23rd, 2017. STAR TREK Original Series Set Tour is located at 112 Montcalm Street in historic Ticonderoga, NY.
On June 23rd from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Ticonderoga Area (Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah, & Putnam) residents (with proof of residency) will be able to visit the set tour complimentary and board the Starship Enterprise.
Community members, visitors, and media are invited to celebrate with STAR TREK Original Series Set Tour at 4:00 PM for a ribbon cutting event as part of the Grand Opening/Summer Kick Off celebration. Representatives from CBS, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, Town of Ticonderoga, and the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership will be part of the event with STAR TREK Original Series Set Tour.
Friday, June 23rd will kick-off the Ultimate Insiders Weekend at the STAR TREK Original Series Set Tour. On Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th Members from the STAR TREK Production Team (from Hollywood) will lead tours. In addition they have added apparel and other souvenirs to their offerings including “I Made The Trek To Ticonderoga” t-shirts.
Recreated exactly as they were laid out on the “Desilu” (now Paramount Pictures) Stage 9 in Hollywood for the original 1966-1968 run of Star Trek the sets of the fabulous starship U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 await guests to step aboard and be transported to the world of STAR TREK: The Original Series.
“The smallest details are accurately and lovingly reproduced including an array of props and set decorations. The result is a stunning achievement offering the most complete and accurate reproduction of the original standing sets of STAR TREK. Visitors can receive guided tours, photo opportunities, and an immerse experience into the world of the classic television series,” shared James Cawley Owner and Operator of STAR TREK Original Series Set Tour.
As a reminder the third annual Trekonderoga event will take place on the weekend of August 25-27, from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. It will be held in Ticonderoga, New York, on the banks of Lake George and Lake Champlain. Trekonderoga – 2017 will again show its special nature as a small, intimate setting where you can meet stars and participate in events up-close, all in a beautiful and historic setting in the Adirondacks.
As with all events similar to Trekonderoga your paid admission entitles you to: Admission for all three days of our activities, Full and free access to the Celebrity Autograph room including Walter Koenig and Nichelle Nichols (celebrities charge an extra fee for their autographs), All panels and presentations, Access to the vendors and vendor space, One Tour of our meticulously recreated Star Trek sets, and Celebrity Question & Answer Panels.
“We hope you can join us in celebrating with STAR TREK Original Series Set Tour our newest area attraction on June 23rd. This venture by James Cawley has already had a significant impact on the local economy and will continue to grow its impact on the region each and every year. STAR TREK Original Series Set Tour is drawing in thousands of people and introducing them to the Ticonderoga Area and all it has to offer. We look forward to working with James for many years to come,” shared Matthew Courtright – TACC Executive Director.
Visitors to STAR TREK Original Series Set Tour can get tickets, hours of operation, and more information at www.startektour.com. You can also visit their facebook page.
For more information on the Grand Opening/Summer Kick-off you can also contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 518-585-6619, visit www.ticonderogany.com or the TACC facebook page for detailed event information.
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