What’s Happening Around the Lake
The Kent Police Department offers what it calls a “dark house” program. A homeowner who plans to be away can go to police headquarters; in the lobby is a Dark House form. A filled-out form will lead officers to regularly check on one’s house. The department is the building just to the left when one drives in to the town government compound off Route 52. The address is 40 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes, NY 10512. The phone number is: (845) 225-5646.
Two sisters from Greece have opened a small and lovely taverna, That Greek Place, in downtown Carmel at 3 Fair Street, up the hill from and on the same side of the street as the post office. The sisters’ mother can be around too, as well as at least one daughter. The mountain tea was hand-picked by one of the sisters in Greece. One can park in a lot behind; the pass-through to the lot is to the right. https://www.thatgreekplace.com/ 631-237-7646 ________________________________ Just around the corner from That Greek Place: Florrie Kaye’s Tearoom Looking for a sidewalk/street-facing place to lunch, snack,
The Highlands Current, itself a donation-funded nonprofit, presents a list of community organizations to which one might want to donate funds: Last-Minute Giving Guide 2022 Thanks to Judy Rosenbaum for finding this.
Trader Joe’s opened a new store this past August — it’s right there, just off the Taconic — at exit 17a (Route 202), in Yorktown Heights. It’s across a parking lot from a Lowe’s Hardware, and next to a large Starbucks. Across Route 22 is a gas station. According to Google Maps, the TJ’s is only 16 miles south of the lake, as the car drives.
For those who trek around Lake Sagamore, you no longer need to take a single step on Route 301! The Parkland Committee has marked and cleared a new trial between Sagamore Drive and Forest Court, thus hikers and joggers can avoid 301. Hikers enter (or emerge) from the trail near the yellow speed sign on Sagamore Drive near 301 and emerge (or enter) the trail about mid way on Forest Court. Orange ribbons on trees mark the trail. Ray Phillips, Parkland Committee Chair, Susan Wynne, President of LSCA, Getz Obstfeld, Lake Committee Chair, and his daughter Maya, Steve Kaufman, and
Need to find a Contractor, Electrician, Restaurant, Car Repair or other Vendor or Service ? A vendor list is available in the Directory and online and is sorted by type of vendor. To find vendors and services click here or click on the “vendors” box from the home page or go to Vendor List under the “Community” menu. Click on the vendor name and you get more information about the vendor. Once you login, Residents can add to the vendor list. Click on the vendor and get more information as well as the opportunity to rate the vendor and leave a comment. If
There is a mass mail feature that allows any member to send a mass mail to other members. You have to login to use it. You can access it from the box on the home page or “Members” drop down menu bar at the top. Click on “Email Blast”. The is an option unto the To: box at top of the email. It defaults to all members, but you can send to only Board Members using the drop down. To create an email, add a subject and type in the message block. The formatting icons are pretty standard and allow you
NYS DEC’s has a septic tank matching grant program for septic systems in disrepair. They will pay up to 50% of the repair up to $25,000. Details of the program and application can be found athttps://www.efc.ny.gov/EOH. There has been some confusion about the eligibility criteria, since different regions of the watershed have slightly different criteria. Lake Sagamore is in the Boyd’s Corner section, and here are the main eligibility criteria: – Property must be owner’s primary residence; provide copy of deed and driver’s license (or other ID indicating primary residence). – Property must be a one or two family residential
Harry Azorin, a particularly alert neighbor, has some observations about walking around Lake Sagamore. For example he writes, I’VE HEARD I NEED A WALKING STICK. DO I? You heard wrong. You were told you need a walking SHTICK. All seasoned Lake Sagamore residents have one. It’s HOW they walk around the lake. You should have one too. Think about Bogart’s dangling cigarette. The stooped walk of Groucho Marx. Michael Jackson’s moonwalk. Shtick! Shtick! Shtick! But don’t use any of those shticks. They’re already taken. So find your own schtick. And a nice walking stick, too. For more of Harry’s observations click here!
The quality of the lake water is excellent in terms of swimming, boating and general aesthetics. Princeton Hydro conducted a single water quality monitoring event and aquatic plant survey on Lake Sagamore on August 28, 2018. The report notes: The continuation of excellent water quality in the lake is due to the largely undisturbed watershed which consists primarily of forest and secondarily of low-density residential. The lack of abundant macrophytes is associated with the management of the lake through the use of sterile grass carp. Annual monitoring of the lake, following the lake rules and procedures to protect the lake like