Everyone had a great time at last Saturday’s cardboard boat race! See you next year!
Press Release July 15, 2016
Contact: Gail Gotham, firstname.lastname@example.org and 315-848-2278
First Is Great: Cranberry Lake Regional Arts Show
This summer will mark the first annual art show in Cranberry Lake featuring the works of artists in the towns of Clifton and Fine.
“We wanted to do something to honor the talent here but also spark more visitors to this absolutely beautiful and often unsung part of the Adirondack Park. The news from here is usually difficult — the paper mill fails, the grocery store closes, our young people leave to find work.”
“In spite of the difficulties, a unique and rich artist community has flourished here — chronicling the beauty and wild nature of our lakes, rivers and wild forest,” said Gail Gotham, Co-Chair of the Art Show. Famous artists Frederic Remington and Marc Chagall both spent time in Cranberry Lake and returned to be inspired by the peace, quiet and wilderness here. Showcased will be works including pottery thrown with the waters of Cranberry Lake, paintings of the wild places, rugs hooked telling the stories of simple things – the beauty in a rack of logs on a truck, loons, and water lilies.
“The artwork in this show ranges from artisan furniture to quilts to pottery to stained glass,” said Gotham. We were inspired by all the beauty we had the privilege to witness and ultimately incorporate into the show.” Much of the work will be for sale and a silent auction will accompany the exhibition to raise funds for next year’s show.
“A group of dynamic volunteers has organized this first ever art show this summer — working diligently and joyfully in celebration of this place we love,” said Marilyn Zimber, Co-Chair of the show.
“We will have a two day show (free of charge) and a reception honoring Jeannie Reynolds—over sixty years of paintings celebrating the region,” Zimber said. The reception will kick off the show on Friday evening from 7:30 to 9pm and will feature a display of her lifetime of work.
CRANBERRY LAKE ART SHOW
August 6 and 7 from 10am to 4pm
Clifton Community Center on Route 3 in Cranberry Lake
OPENING ARTISTS RECEPTION: Honoring Painter Jeannie Reynolds
August 5 from 7:30 to 9, Artists in Show Will Be Present, Refreshments Served
Cranberry Lake Fire Hall Community Room on Route 3 in Cranberry Lake
Both events are open to the Community and FREE OF CHARGE
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On Saturday, July 16th, the Cranberry Lake Boat Club will sponsor the Cranberry Lake Cardboard Boat Race. It will take place at the Cranberry Lake public beach on Route 3.
The boat check in is at Noon and the race is at 1:00. There is no deadline to enter and
entry fee is $30 per boat.
Categories are Child/Child, Adult/Child, or Adult/Adult. Child category is for 13 and under.
Each category winner will receive a medal for first place. There will also be medals for the best of show, most likely to float, and most likely to sink. All paddlers who participate will receive a T-shirt.
Start working on your boat!! All you need is cardboard, paint and duct tape. Click here to register and get more information.
There are three (3) entry categories, each consisting of two people:
- adult / adult
- adult / child (13 and under)
- child (13 and under) / child (13 and under)
- In order to place for a trophy during the boat races, both crew members must be in
their boat as they cross the finish line.
- Life jackets must be worn by all participants while racing.
- Participants must provide their own paddles and life jackets.
- A race number will be assigned to each team.
- All boats must be removed from the beach after the race is completed.
- Best in Show
- Most Likely to Float
- Titanic (Most likely to Sink)
- First Place Winner in each Category
Rules for Building an Eligible Boat
- Boats must be made of cardboard only- no metal, wood, or rigid foam (styrofoam or
- Builder may use glue, sealant, wax, duct tape, sonotubes and wax cardboard only – no
- No motors allowed
- Paddles may be of wood or plastic
- Boat name must be clearly visible on the boat
The Paddle for the Library is sponsored by the Cranberry Lake Boat Club.
|Time:||Saturday, July 30th, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|Place:||Wanakena – paddle on the beautiful, meandering Oswegatchie River|
|Pre-registration:||Clifton Community Library or through Nick Hunter (848-2155). For your convenience, you can download, fill out, and send this form to the library.|
|Same Day Registration:||Wanakena Town Beach beginning at noon on day of paddle,
or you may sign up at any “goal” docks.
Paddlers car-topping their boats may launch at the Wanakena Town Beach or the
Informal launch ramp on Ranger School Road near the Pine Cone Grill.
Each Paddler will receive a lanyard chip vial and a map at the library.
At each goal dock the participant will receive a chip redeemable for one card in a poker hand, to be dealt at the close of the paddle at the Pine Cone Grill (about 4pm). See map for location of goal docks and the Pine Cone Grill.
Paddlers may start at any of the goal docks, each goal dock will be marked with an orange traffic cone.
Participants may collect as many chips as there are goal docks, but must have at least 5 chips to play.
The dealer at the Pine Cone will deal one random card per chip beginning at 4 pm You may purchase 1 additional card ($5). You may play your best 5 cards (trustworthy card sharks will be there to help). Prizes will be awarded for the best poker hands!
Each participant will receive 3 raffle tickets for Tricky Tray prizes!
In addition, a 50/50 drawing will also be held to benefit the Library!
Each Participant Must Abide by New York State Boating Regulations
- All participants must have on board a readily-accessibly USCG-approved wearable life jacket (PFD).
- In addition, all children under the agre of 12 must wear a USCG-approved wearable life jacket (PFD).
- Participants assume all risks.
- Individual participation should be determined by weather and personal paddling skills.