Garrow: The Docu-Drama You Must See

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Adirondackers, true crime buffs and move fans from all over have been flocking to see the new film Garrow, is based on the shocking, real-life story of Robert Francis Garrow, a sick and twisted serial rapist and murderer whose reign of terror paralyzed the North Country from 1960 until the late 70s. The docu-drama, written and directed by Lori Kelly-Bailey and edited by Korey Rowe has received tremendous reviews and word of mouth is bringing big crowds to the see it.

The Schroon Lake premiere was this weekend (July 13/14, 2019) and it’s playing every night this week at 8pm.

Some background from the filmmakers.

Garrow was born in Mineville, New York in 1936, Robert’s childhood was an endless cycle of unimaginable horror. Beatings, sexual abuse, bestiality and, bloodshed. As an adult, Robert would become a sadomasochist, rapist and serial killer. The exact number of his victims to this day remains uncertain. A knife-wielding psychopath that could charm his victims before carving them to death. Robert was clever and cunning. He was able to manipulate the law, fake his own paralysis, escape from prison, and avoid capture for over a decade. “Garrow” is produced byJoel Plue Genre: Brought to you by Adirondack Film in association with Prism Pictures.

More from Wikipedia, by clicking here.

The Details: Now Playing at the Strand. Opposite the Tops Supermarket. The Film is Unrated / 70 min. / Starring: Mark Valley, Terri Garber, Philip Casnoff.

This special presentation of the movie GARROW will show Monday, July 15 through Thursday, July 18 at 8:00 pm at the regular ticket pricing of $9.00 for adults and $6.00 for seniors.

 

Schroon's Living History: 2019 Historical Society's Summer Scedule

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The Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society’s summer season 2019 begins on Saturday, June 29th, with an opening reception. This year marks another stellar line-up of our area’s history

From The Museum:

Museum Opening: Noon - 4pm

New Exhibits: "Hamlets - Houses - History"

This new exhibit will include the hamlets of South Schroon, North Hudson/Blue Ridge Paradox/Severance, Hoffman/Loch Mueller, and Baker Street. 
Ice Cream Social. Free and open to the public!
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Thursday, July 11th~ "Jewish People of the Adirondacks" an educational program provided by the Ticonderoga Historical Society

7:00pm @ The Schroon Lake Boathouse Theater. Free and open to the public!
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Monday, July 15th ~  "Sing A Long"
Local Musician; Sue Tillotson will lead a "Sing A Long" @ the Schroon Lake Boathouse Theater @ 7pm
Ice Cream Social Immediately Following the Sing A Long! Free and open to the public!
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Thursday, July 18th ~ "History of the Dollhouse" 

"History of the Dollhouse" is a hands on program for children to learn about the history of the doll house, and they will be able to decorate and create their own full size paper doll house.  9:30am -11:30am @ The Schroon North Hudson Historical Society. Limited Spots: to reserve your child's spot please contact the museum @ 518-532-7615 after June 29th.
*This program is possible with a generous grant from the Stewart's Holiday Matching Grant program!

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Thursday, July 25th ~ "Storytelling: Remembering the Hamlets of
Paradox Lake & Severance" 

Come share your stories or the stories handed down from your kin! 7pm @ The Boathouse Theater
Free and open to the public! 
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Saturday, July 27th ~ Architecture ..."What is it?"

The Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society is excited to partner with the non-for-profit Adirondack Architecture Heritage to bring a program and a guided walking tour exploring Schroon's architecture and buildings.
10am: Program: Learn the various styles of architecture! @ Boathouse Theater
Noon - Lunch on your own!
1pm -3pm Walk with a AARCH guide and identify the various styles of architecture in our community.
MORE INFO TBA
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Sunday, July 28th ~ Book Talk ... "Summertime in a Tourist Town"
The Schroon-North Hudson Society will be hosting Author Joanne Sheets who wrote "Summertime in a Tourist Town" at 2 pm at the Museum. 
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Thursday, August 8th ~ "Wash Days"

"Wash Days" is a museum hands on program for children to learn how to wash laundry the old fashion way. They will haul water to the wash tub, use a bar of soap and a scrub board to wash some good ole' fashion laundry including some fun long johns.

They will use the hand ringer to remove excess water, and then wonder over to hang up laundry on an old fashion clothes line.  9:30am -11:30am @ The Schroon North Hudson Historical Society. Free and open to the public! 
*This program is possible with a generous grant from the Stewart's Holiday Matching Grant program!
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Wednesday, August 14th ~ "Prohibition-The Roaring 20's" Themed Tea Luncheon @ Silver Spruce Inn
1pm - 3pm
MORE INFORMATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

Volunteer Committee Members needed. Contact Tammy Whitty-Brown, Chairperson at mamatstampin@gmail.com to volunteer for this fun and exciting event! Tickets will be sold @ the Schroon Lake Library Only!
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Thursday, August 15th ~ "Storytelling: Remembering Our Schroon Lake Community Church"

Come out to the Schroon Lake Boathouse Theater and Share Your Memories of our beloved Schroon Lake Community Church @ 7pm. A donation basket will be passed and all proceeds will be donated to the Schroon Lake Community Church to aid them in rebuilding!
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Thursday, August 29th -"Storytelling" 
Topic to be announced!
7pm @ The Boathouse Theater
Free and open to the public! 
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Saturday, August 31st - Museum Closes for Season @ 4pm
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Wednesday, September 18th - Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon 

@ Noon. Location to TBA
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Friday, September 27th ~ "History of Ghosts"

The"History of Ghosts" program is presented by Diane O'Connor, member of the Ticonderoga Historical Society.  Bring your own stories and share them!  7pm @ the Museum! 

 

Another Reference to Scaroon Lake? Say What?

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Scaroon Lake? What Gives? Following our earlier story, we discovered this map of Hoffman Township on Scaroon Lake. Essex county. Map #806

More digging in the New York State archives and we learned the following.

The map is above and here is the accompanying description.

Map of Hoffman Township on Scaroon Lake  [Schroon Lake]. Essex County.

Identifier: NYSA_A0273-78_806

Date: 1711 - 1913

Language: English

Repository: New York State Archives

Source: New York State Archives. New York (State). State Engineer and Surveyor. Survey maps of lands in New York State, ca. 1711-1913. Series A0273-78, Map #806.

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Let us know in comments, what you know!

Scaroon Lake and Not Schroon Lake?

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The year was 1803 when this first appeared in print, a fact we gleaned while noodling around the New York State Archives site.

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The headline reads: “Map of two tracts of land called Scaroon Tract and Brant Lake Track. Map #49

“Map of two tracts of land; the northernmost situated in the County of Essex, called Scaroon Tract, and the southernmost in the County of Washington called Brant Lake Tract. Surveyed by George Webster, Deputy surveyor in 1803, Copied by John Randel, Jr., Albany, 27 March, 1804.;The area is now known as Schroon Lake”

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We are not sure of why this occurred, but that’s one heck of a major typo. Know more about this? Share it with us in comments.

More from the Archive Site:

Identifier: NYSA_A0273-78_49

Date: 1803 - 1804

Contributor: Webster, George (surveyor)

Language: English

Repository: New York State Archives

Source: New York State Archives. New York (State). State Engineer and Surveyor. Survey maps of lands in New York State, ca. 1711-1913. Series A0273-78, Map #49.