Schroon's Small Business Saturday: Part 2


At Pinecone Mercantile, Lisa Hess-Marks is hosting The Art of Nature, by artist Mauli McDonald, who has had her work exhibited at the Blue Mountain Lake Antiques and Rustics Show. You can meet Mauli at Pine Cone Mercantile, where some of her unique holiday balsam wreaths will be available.

Donna Rice Mellan, Schroon lake Chamber of Commerce President and owner of Schroon Lake Massage and Wellness, has a sale on gift certificates.

Donna will also be offering 15-minute chair massages for a donation to our Schroon Lake Food Pantry. Donations can be non-perishable items or cash.

Photo: Courtesy of Pinecone and Mercantile

Photo: Courtesy of Pinecone and Mercantile

Donna is also offering her storefront to local Artisans and Crafters. From Donna:

“It’s to give them a chance to participate in Shop Small Saturday. So if you are a local artist or crafter looking for a way to get your beautiful creations in a storefront for the holiday season please give me a call (914)400-8594. I would love to have you join me this Saturday for Shop Small Saturday. No cost to participate but your responsibility is to show up, set up, and sell your products. I have extra Shop Small canvas bags waiting for you".


In addition, over at Schroon Lake Wine and Liquor, Jared Doyle has some hot specials featuring  a variety of gift packs and wine by the case discounts. From 11am - 7pm, save 15% on full cases or 12 mixed bottles of wine,* or save 10% on purchases of $50 or more* (*some restrictions may apply, inquire in person, all rights reserved, must present valid identification)

Schroon's Small Biz Saturday: Part 1

Photo courtesy Schroon Lake Wine and Liquor

Photo courtesy Schroon Lake Wine and Liquor

Small Business Saturday comes to Schroon. And local merchants have jumped in with both feet. So come on out and support these year 'round businesses, who car about being good citizens and community partners.

Ohoto Courtesy Pinecone and Mercantile

Ohoto Courtesy Pinecone and Mercantile

Christmas Goodies at the Town Store. Photo: Schroon Laker Collection

Christmas Goodies at the Town Store. Photo: Schroon Laker Collection

Thanksgiving in Schroon and Beyond


If you are here in greater Schroon right about now, you are blessed. If you are heading here, you also fall under that umbrella. If you are on the fence about coming here, what are you waiting for? Thanksgiving in Schroon rocks!

AAA says that this season's Thanksgiving travel will be the heaviest for travelers in 12 years. They expect nearly 51 million total travelers, 45.5 million driving, while 4 million will fly to their destinations.

This year's Thanksgiving gas prices are the highest since 2014, with the national average at $2.53.

And we know of many headed to Schroon: college kids home for the break, family visiting relatives and second home owners itching to sit by a roaring fire, forgetting about their lives as Flatlanders.

There’s a fireside Thanksgiving at Sticks & Stones, a dinner hosted by Helen at the Timberwolf for all folks and Black Friday sales.

On T-Day, in downtown, old faithful, The Timberwolf, will be open from 11 am  to 11 pm. Helen -- Schroon Lake Citizen of the Year --  and her Timberwolf staff, offer a community meal every Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter. Helen has an open door policy during these holidays, and anyone that is alone is welcome to join Helen and her family for dinner at no cost. The Turkey Buffet starts at 3 pm.

At Sticks and Stones, a proud sponsor of, Steve and Gary and their staff will be turning out an amazing traditional Thanksgiving Day Menu, all for the affordable price of $27.99.

Starting at 2pm, get ready for the area’s best soup or salad to start, Herb Roasted Stuffed Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, a veggie and a choice of dessert. The dining extravaganza goes to 9pm. In addition, their regular menu is available.


And do not stress if you need any last minute items for your table. Schroon Lake Wine & Liquor will be open Thanksgiving Day, from 10am-3pm, for an amazing selection of wines and hand crafted spirits. At the Dollar General, 7am - 8 pm, grab some fall theme decorating items. The Tops Market, 7am- 5pm, will take care of any last minute grocery items and Stewarts, 5am - 11 pm, should be a go to for their world famous apple pie ice-cream.

All other eateries and business (as far as we know) will be enjoying the holiday off. If you know otherwise, leave us a message in our comment section.

It’s Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Thanksgiving


The chill is in the air, fireplaces all over are getting a workout and despite the occasional boat still on the lake, it feels like the holiday and ski season is finally here.

Just days away is Thanksgiving, and area businesses are gearing up. Pinecone Mercantile and Northwoods Bread Co. are hosting a pop up salad and veggie market with the folks from Juniper Hill Farm. They will be at Pinecone’s Main Street store on Wednesday, from 10 am to 4 pm, with farm fresh potatoes, onions, garlic, sweet potatoes, squash, salad greens, and more.

There will also be a fine selection of cheeses from area dairy farms and the now famous breads and baked goodies from Edward and Lisa, which you can order in advance, by clicking here.

And today there’s a bumper crop of baked gods:  Sourdough, Caraway Rye, Pain Normand and Whole Wheat. Chef Lisa has whipped up Cranberry/Orange Scones, Apple Cider Donut Mini Muffins and Mini Triple Chocolate Cookies.

In addition they are selling $1 stuffing bread, whie supplies last. Bazinga!

Meanwhile, we have receieved word from Rowes Cabins that Santa and his elves are setting up his workshop.