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Plenty to do in local area

July 25, 2013

To those who complain there’s nothing to do around here in the summer, we strongly disagree....

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revoltnow

Jul-27-13 5:24 AM

i'm happy anywhere. could be happier if there were a better orginized calander of these events. more times than not the big story is: what happened yesterday, instead of guess what's goin on tomorrow!! i've had enough history. i wanna see the future. i want my grandkids to have one too.

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Annarondac

Jul-26-13 9:17 AM

So, what does complaining do, but turn people off. The LTE says it all, if you don't like it, get involved. And this comes from a high school student. There are many ways to volunteer, go help out an elderly person or couple, help clean their yards, donate to a food bank, honestly people, if you look you will find.

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MrBoB51

Jul-26-13 7:23 AM

Plenty of things to do in our local area....since there's no jobs to go to and work.

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Ron1960

Jul-26-13 6:55 AM

I have a question> If there are so much to do in Fulton Co. then why is it that so many people are selling out and moving away. The things mentioned in the editorial are good things but they do no not bring people here that spend money at our local businesses, and these things are only for short periods of time and that does not help keep the taxes down and they do not help with the jobs that are badly needed. Our local leaders do not have a clue of what is needed to bring the area back. They can not understand that it is the young people with good paying jobs that will make this area prosperous as it was many years ago. It is sad because this area is a beautiful place to live but it is also getting to be so expensive that many people are leaving.

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Annarondac

Jul-26-13 6:34 AM

By the way, the first LTE today gives great advice if anyone does not like what is going on in this area. Get involved.

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Annarondac

Jul-26-13 6:31 AM

Just a little north on RT. 29A is a great little One Room School House at Peck's Lake, with a hiking trail, plant identification and a bird and wildlife watching deck. For the more ambitious, we have ultra light kayaks and have hiked back to beautiful,isolated lakes on major holidays and have had the whole lake to ourselves. The biking of all kinds offers great vistas. And no, I'm not running for office or the chamber, I just love this area.

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Skrocki

Jul-26-13 12:15 AM

Amsterdam's Riverlink Park Summer Concert Series offers FREE concert every Saturday evening during the months of July and August. For the full schedule see riverlinkconcerts(dot)com.

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drugsrus

Jul-25-13 9:59 PM

Hill, no need for Flomax (yet), and Loyal- I left the area 40 yrs. age for different reasons but all the amenities you mention are here too.

Mediocrity ? Sometimes you need to slow down - stop and smell the roses -- sometimes you just need to relax - there is only so much wax in the candle - and you can't go back for more

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Taxedtoomuch

Jul-25-13 9:54 PM

I have wife and kids also, have done the sedentary activities in Fulton Co. I also have traveled the East Coast extensively, as well as the West Coast, Southwest, Hawaii, and overseas. All of the travel has shown me that I can do the same as in Fulton County and much, much more. After you have done it here, you just keep repeating the same activities. Life is waaaayyyy to short for mediocrity. Our choice of restaurants, and other entertainment is very limited.

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DaveGibson

Jul-25-13 9:09 PM

****! No Hilltopper, I have no political ambitions whatsoever. I took my turn and did what I could. It's time for younger blood to take the helm.

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Hilltopper

Jul-25-13 8:55 PM

Druggy: "It takes me all night long to do what I used to do all night long." Don't try to sound like Toby Keith, just get some Flomax.

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LoyalSocialist

Jul-25-13 8:51 PM

Also drugs, I wrote in a past post that I do get out and enjoy the mountains and lakes. In all 4 seasons.

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LoyalSocialist

Jul-25-13 8:37 PM

Oh and I already have a wife, drugs. Kicking back is for people who are fine with mediocrity. I moved out of the FC to escape that mindset.

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LoyalSocialist

Jul-25-13 8:34 PM

1. Ice skate anytime of the year. 2. A variety of restaurants serving a variety of foods. 3. Brewery tours/visits 4. Play a sport in a well maintained park or school ground. You can also join multiple leagues set up by the town/city, usually at a low cost. 5. Go to a relaxing sports bar that caters to people my own age. 6. A variety of places to shop, some of which aren't even found in the Albany area. Oh and 2 malls. 7. Public pools. Lots of them. And they're clean. 8. More than 1 bike trail.

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drugsrus

Jul-25-13 8:22 PM

Isn't it funny how these same activities managed to keep the youth of yesteryear entertained ?? or we were creative enough to entertain ourselves.

Loyal and Ttm, have you ever tried just kicking back, having some conversation with a couple of friends ?? maybe over some adult beverages?? or how about working on a 1000 piece puzzle? playing cards ? enjoying a small campfire?? You guys need a wife , a couple of kids and a major change of attitude. It won't be long and your body will stop cashing checks that your mind writes - insufficient funds.

It takes me all night long to do what I used to do all night long.

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Hilltopper

Jul-25-13 7:06 PM

Dave: Your comment about preferring Fulton County over Saratoga leads one to believe you are either running for a local political office or planning on applying for a job with the local chamber of commerce. Too bad you moved out of the area because that speaks volumes.

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DaveGibson

Jul-25-13 4:15 PM

Loyal- out of curiosity, since you don't live in Saratoga Springs, what is there for a young person like you to do that you can't do in Fulton County?

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LoyalSocialist

Jul-25-13 3:58 PM

In (parts) of Saratoga Springs, yes. But the rest of Saratoga County is relatively cheap and worth the small difference in housing costs to know your family is safe and has numerous opportunities for them to grow. BTW, it wasn't me who disagreed with your comment. :)

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DaveGibson

Jul-25-13 3:52 PM

Loyal- the taxes might be lower, but the cost of living there is sky high, especially housing.

And I get a kick that someone disagreed with my post that I prefer Fulton County. LOL! Hey, I can prefer to live anywhere I like, and after traveling down the entire eastern seaboard by boat, I prefer it right here, and moved back here. Saratoga is a great place and just fine if you like horses, bars, and high income living. I prefer quiet and solitude, and the small town feel of Fulton County.

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PleaseGetAClue

Jul-25-13 2:56 PM

There is Nothing at all for younger folks to do around here and whether you realize it or not, the fact that our younger generation hightail it out of here as soon as they are able, that makes our future even more bleak. This editorial makes it sound fine in Fulton County, if we are looking to be known as a retirement community. There is nothing to keep young folks here. There is Nothing in sight that will change this either.

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LoyalSocialist

Jul-25-13 2:38 PM

Speaking as someone who lives around Saratoga Springs Dave, I only go there in the off season due to the amount of out-of-towners and the crowds (plus the restaurants/bars jack up their prices during the summer). I actually find myself heading North to enjoy the lakes and mountains of the ADKs and Vermont. I love living in this area for the pure fact that it's safe, fun, has lower taxes, has jobs, and is pretty centrally located.

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DaveGibson

Jul-25-13 2:09 PM

Interesting. I lived in Saratoga for 20 years, but I usually came to Fulton County for fun. Sailing on the Great Sacandaga, golf at Kingsboro or Fox Run, cross country skiing, etc.

Don't get me wrong, Saratoga is great if you like bars or the ponies, but otherwise, I prefer Fulton County. More to do, and it's less expensive.

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LoyalSocialist

Jul-25-13 2:06 PM

You are definitely correct Taxed. I just used 40 because it's the traditional "over the hill" age. The only things I miss about living in that area are, friends, family, SOME of the restaurants, and the vicinity to the Central Southern Adirondacks.

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Taxedtoomuch

Jul-25-13 1:55 PM

Loyal, I think you mean people over the age of 50 or maybe 60. There are many in their 40's who enjoy the same things as those in their 30's. We still go to Albany, Lake George, and Saratoga for serious entertainment. Young "tech. professionals" want more to do than is offered in Fulton and Montgomery counties. We'll never draw them unless true change happens.

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LoyalSocialist

Jul-25-13 12:16 PM

Just about every single thing mentioned is for people over the age of 40, people content with just looking at things, and people sitting and watching something. Not one of the activities is even remotely exciting or entertaining. If the area wants to survive, professional jobs are needed as well as things for people in their 20-30s to do. We are the future and usually have the money and time to spend on fun and exciting activities. This is just another reason why young people are moving away from that area. I moved not only for career reasons, but because I was sick of being bored due to the lack of a decent culture there. Most young people who live in that area travel to Saratoga, Lake George, Albany, or even Glens Falls to entertain themselves.

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