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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.

 

The Town of Ticonderoga, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) are pleased to announce the results of the 2016 Lake Champlain Bass Fishing Tournament survey, and the 2017 tournament lineup.

In 2016, TACC partnered with ROOST to conduct a survey of bass fishing tournament participants to gather feedback about their experiences and impacts in the region. The survey was distributed to all tournament participants throughout the spring, summer and fall of 2016, and included questions about location and duration of stay, and type and total expenditures while they were in the region, in addition to collecting demographic data.  

The central and southern portions of Lake Champlain have long been known as a premier bass fishery, and as a result, the area has become a favorite destination for bass fishing tournaments. Ticonderoga has long served as a primary weigh station and tournament headquarters, and the Town and TACC have worked to solicit and support these events.

Town of Ticonderoga Supervisor Joe Giordano is pleased with the continued success of the fishing program. “We are fortunate to be a well-known bass fishing destination, and our region possesses the quantity and quality of fish, as well as the gorgeous scenery to draw elite fishermen to the area,” he said. “The Town of Ticonderoga is honored to partner with TACC and ROOST to ensure that this important group of annual visitors is amply supported as they enjoy both our pristine waters and our welcoming communities.”  

“The results of the survey indicate that Ticonderoga’s leadership in pursuing and supporting these events is having a positive impact in the region,” said James McKenna, ROOST CEO. “Overall, these tournaments represent $1.4 million in estimated direct expenditures in the communities along Lake Champlain’s Adirondack Coast in Essex County.”  

In 2016, respondents traveled to the region from 11 states, including one from Florida, and the Canadian province of Ontario. The survey results also showed a high rate of return visits, with 45 percent of respondents indicating the they have participated in more than 11 tournaments in the region, and 62 percent saying they have previously traveled to the Ticonderoga/Lake Champlain Region for reasons other than for fishing tournaments. An astounding 99 percent of respondents said that based on their experience, they would visit again. “These folks are valuable, and loyal to the region,” McKenna added.

TACC now serves as the official fishing tournament community coordinator, a role that requires facilitating promotional and logistical details, including coordination with NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to arrange boat launch access. “We greatly appreciate the DEC staff for their ongoing collaboration,” said TACC executive director Matt Courtright. “Their participation is critical to the smooth and successful organization of these events.”  

Courtright expressed gratitude to former Town of Ticonderoga Supervisor Bill Grinnell for his contributions to the increase in fishing tournaments that continues today. “We continue to work closely with tournament leaders, and are excited to announce that the number of tournaments continues to increase,” said Courtright. “In 2016, the number of tournaments increased to 24, and we saw the tournament season extending further into the shoulder seasons. In 2017, there are currently 35 tournaments scheduled, and that number could still increase.” 

For more information about bass fishing on Lake Champlain, visit www.lakechamplainregion.com.

Press Release originally issued by ROOST & TACC on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 (www.roostadk.com).

 

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is pleased to announce they will host a Ribbon Cutting for Hidden Treasures in Ticonderoga as part of their Grand Opening Celebration on Thursday, May 4th.  The ribbon cutting will take place at 4:00 PM.

You are invited to celebrate with Hidden Treasures on Montcalm Street and welcome them to the business community. All are invited to attend. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Hidden Treasures is located at 79 Montcalm Street in Downtown Ticonderoga offering antiques, new clothing, shoes, camping gear, locally made furniture, and much more. Current hours of operation are Thursday and Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

For more information on the Ribbon Cutting contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 518-585-6619 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also visit www.ticonderogany.com  or the TACC facebook page for detailed event information, a Ticonderoga Area Business Directory, calendar of events, and area information.

To stay up to date with Hidden Treasures visit their facebook page. 

Spring is in the air and the Ticonderoga Area Farmers’ Market invites farmers and vendors (returning and new) to join them. The Market will operate on Saturdays from 10AM to 1PM from July 8th to October 14th at 1114 Wicker Street (Wicker Wood), near the Walmart entrance and across from Christopher Chevrolet Buick.

 “If you produce a quality food product that is locally grown, farm raised or handmade featuring local materials, you may be interested in participating in the Farmers’ Market,” expressed June Curtis, Market Advisor.  “Farmers are required to grow 50% of the fruits and vegetables they offer. All products must be local (produced within a 100 mile radius of Ticonderoga including Vermont).  The Market welcomes vendors and artisans who offer original goods that complement farmers’ products. If you are hesitant to commit to the full season, a flexible schedule is readily offered to encourage participation.”

With three strong years of growth and development behind them, the Farmers’ Market management is reflecting on their recent successes and placing their energies in areas where they were both successful and not as successful. The goal is to make good better and better best, paving the way for continued progress. Application has been submitted to and authorization received from NYS Agriculture and Markets for FMNP (Farmers Market Nutrition Program) compliancy. The market is well equipped to open in early July.

“Consumers’ safety is always our highest priority, especially with the driveway running through the middle of the site”, stated Market Manager Carol Wood Ramundo. “In 2016 we installed a formal barrier system, providing a clear delineation between the vending area and the busy roadway. What an awesome improvement!  We found a permanent home for the Kids’ Zone activities, distanced from the traffic, in a nice open sunny area. Also, new signage made it easier for shoppers to find the market and locate parking. These enhancements position us well for another great season ahead.”

Plans are underway to introduce some new concepts for entertainment and kids’ activities.  Grants have been submitted and fundraising has begun for the 2017 season. The Town of Ticonderoga has again committed to support the market.

“We thank the Stewarts Holiday Match program for providing supplies for kids’ activities throughout the summer”, stated June Curtis.  “Nature Sculptures, Sun Catchers and Painted Pumpkins will be among several exciting projects planned in the Kids’ Zone. Another pending grant will support musical performances.  A full schedule of events for the 2017 market will be distributed as the summer nears.”

The Farmers’ Market is sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. Matt Courtright, the chamber’s Executive Director, is a passionate advocate. “It pleases me to see the market thrive”, offers Matt.  “When businesses, towns, organizations and individuals come together to support one another their strength is powerful and this strength builds incrementally over time.  It is our mission at the Chamber to initiate and provide programs, services, and leadership to enhance cooperation within the community to create a more vibrant economy. The Farmers Market is one such initiative that proves to us that our work is meaningful and makes a difference. We look forward with enthusiasm to another flourishing year at the Farmers’ Market in 2017. The market not only impacts the local economy but creates a community gathering location for residents and visitors. I would like to personally thank the Town of Ticonderoga and all of the sponsors of the 2016 Farmers Market. Without your support the market would not be possible. Your commitment to the market was invaluable in sustaining our success.”

2016 sponsors and supporters included the Town of Ticonderoga, International Paper Company, Geraw’s Ok Sanitary, Stewarts Shops, Essex County Arts Council, Creating Healthy Schools and Communities Program for Clinton & Essex County, Nadeau’s Farm & Garden Market, Cultural Arts Initiative, Carol & Rick Ramundo, and Christopher Chevrolet Buick.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2017 Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market please contact June Curtis (Farmers Market Advisor) at 518-585-6619. For more information on the market visit www.ticonderogany.com.

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