Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament

24 Jul 2017 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again! The 28th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse tournament takes over Lake Placid July 31st through August 6th. The tournament welcomes thousands of players and families from across the continent. In fact, over 230 teams participate! As tournament founder George Leveille says, “People come to the Lake Placid Summit to
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Ironman – Run till You Drop!

10 Jul 2017 0 Comments

The annual IRONMAN Lake Placid is one of our favorite events of the year! It’s coming up on July 23rd! Thousands of triathletes descend onto the village of Lake Placid each year to swim, bike, and run for IRONMAN’s second oldest American event. We love our Ironmen and Ironwomen! The course involves swimming across Mirror Lake, biking 112
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Happy Horse Shows!

26 Jun 2017 0 Comments

It’s that time again! The amazing Lake Placid Horse Shows begin this week and we’re really excited! They’re some of our favorite events of the season. And horses have been my favorite animal since I was a little girl – they’re such strong, beautiful, graceful, and very intelligent creatures. My Aunt had a horse and used
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Robin Bird’s Nest

12 Jun 2017 0 Comments

This spring we found a beautiful robin’s bird nest just under the eaves of the two-Bedroom cottage. The nest was perched on top of the electric box! At first I thought, oh no – should we remove it?! But then we looked and saw four blue eggs. So after that there was NO way we were going to move
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Listen to your dog, they know more than you do!

30 May 2017 0 Comments

We recently got a puppy! Her name is Lulu and she is our first dog as adults. I found her one day on Waggy Tail Rescue, a New York City based animal rescue charity run by a wonderful, sweet women named Holly DeRito. I have known Holly for many years and looked at her website every so
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Daffodils for Life!

15 May 2017 0 Comments

This past fall, I planted 200 daffodils all over the yard! It was a ton of work because the bulbs need to be planted deep into the ground, at least 2-3 inches. I remember my forearms aching after that job. It took about 4 hours, too. And boy oh boy was it all worth it! Because
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Is your chimney safe?

01 May 2017 0 Comments

I love chimneys! They add old-fashioned charm and bring warmth to a home. But, somehow, they’re overlooked when buying or renovating a home. Such is the case with ours – there isn’t a fire place in the Cottage but the chimney was used to provide heat to the entire house via forced air through an oil furnace. So
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Paint! Great For Freshening Up Your Kitchen

17 Apr 2017 0 Comments

There’s nothing I love more than a fresh coat of white paint! The 2-bedroom cottage’s kitchen really needed a freshening up. After years of bacon grease and other stuff, the wall behind the oven was looking pretty gross! So being a clean freak, I couldn’t take it any longer and was determined to make it
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It’s Yard Cleaning Time!

03 Apr 2017 0 Comments

With springtime there’s always Yard Cleaning Time! I love being able to finally enjoy doing yard work and sitting outside again. After a long winter, one of the first steps for cleaning your yard is racking. Make sure you’re got a sturdy rack – there are always a ton of branches, twigs and leaves, and they can be
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Spring has sprung, a bit early this year! 

20 Mar 2017 0 Comments

It’s true – spring is upon us! The temperatures have been a bit moody lately. But even with the ups and downs, I am already seeing the buds of my daffodils blooming through the snow. It’s incredible. Every living, breathing thing wants to live! So nothing can stop life from coming and nature has a way
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