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Willsboro:Champlain Valley Film Society Winter Movie Schedule

Champlain Valley Film Society Winter 2012 Movie Schedule NOTE: all Winter films will be shown at 7:30 PM rather than 8:00. And all shows will be held at the Willsboro Central School.

Adirondack Music: Westport's Meadownmount School Concert Schedule

By Diane Chase If you don't have an opportunity to go to a Meadowmount School Summer Chamber Concert, check out their YouTube page . MeadowMount School was founded in 1944 by legendary violin teacher, Ivan Galamian and directed by Eric Larsen. This international school is for serious students of violin, viola, cello and piano. There is a seven-week summer program for solo and chamber music. Located in Lewis, NY near Westport. Enjoy! 2011 Concerts Dates: J uly 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31 August 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 All concerts begin at 7:30 pm. Admission is $7.00/adults and $4.00/Students/Senior citizens (Meadowmount students/parents admitted free) © Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 A ctivities) available online or bookstores/museums July 2011. Diane is currently working on the second guidebook and app for four book series of Adirondack Family Activities.

Adirondack Trivia: Where was Adirondack Chair Invented?

Where was the Adirondack Chair invented?  Westport NY resident, Thomas Lee  invented a porch chair to house his large group of guest, friends and relatives. He used one plank of hemlock to design a chair with a slanted back and wide arm rests to  hold drinks and food.    Though invented by Thomas Lee, it was Harry C. Bunnell a local Westport NY woodworker that began producing the chairs at his Westport shop.  Bunnell received a patent July 18, 1905 with the   "object of this invention is a chair of the bungalow type adapted for use on porches, lawns, at camps and also adapted to be converted into an invalid's chair. " The major difference between the modern Adirondack Chair and the Westport Chair is the Adirondack Chair has a slated back while the Westport Chair uses one piece of wood. 

Adirondack Family Fun: Polo anyone?

By Diane Chase This weekend the Adirondack Polo Club  in Westport, NY will hold its Leslie Cup to raise funds and awareness for High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care. On September 4th the Club will donate proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House. Not only is this a fun activity for kids but also raises much needed funds for a worthy cause. According to Lonnie Cross, Adirondack Polo Club member, the club is in its fifth season though for the last two years has made Westport its summer home. Previously the club traveled to destinations as far away as New Orleans to participate in matches. When Cross purchased land from a golf facility he did so with the purpose of providing a different local attraction for the community. “We are polo enthusiasts that are used to traveling. This year we have played matches on the other side of the lake with the Sugerbush Polo Club as well as in Saratoga. Our players come from different backgrounds,” says Cross. “We have careers beyond polo so this is