Do you like to read?

The AuSable Acres/Forks Book Club will meet on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the AuSable Forks Public Library. We all felt that it worked well in the past when we met there.

Our book for January is Leonardo DaVinci by Walter Isaacson. This will be available at the library.

Thanks to Marilou Dooley for arranging this with the library and Lynne Comegys for helping with the key. Looking forward to seeing you there. New members are welcome. Come meet your fellow book lovers.

Mary Ann Dee

AAPOA Spring Dinner A Big Success

On May 26, 2016 over 50 people gathered at the Hungry Trout in Wilmington for a fun-filled evening with their neighbors.  Chairperson Joyce Phillips introduced some new activities, like a 50/50 raffle. The prizewinner won $81. Not bad!  There were games with AuSable Acres history and geography questions with the winning tables getting door prizes.  Everyone really had a good time.  Hopefully, there will be as many people, if not more, who will attend the AAPOA Fall Dinner. The date will be in the next newsletter.  Meantime, enjoy the attached photos. Thanks, Joyce, for your hard work. It was worth it.

Rosemary Barry, AAPOA President

The crowd awaits their meal.

The crowd awaits their meal.

Five board members attended.

Five board members attended.

Can you name your neighbors?

Can you name your neighbors?

The Lakeside Pavilion Nears Completion.

Thanks to board members/contractors, Loyd Brewer and Phil Dooley, along with volunteers the AAPOA pavilion at Lake Eaton will be usable for our picnic on July 2, 2016.  It is truly a beautiful sight to behold. It began three years ago as an idea and a fund raising campaign. Two years ago the foundation was poured with hookups for later installation of water and electric, if we want it. Construction began this April. We are grateful for the generous support of our members and JLKN’s John Johanson. NYSEG is getting the initial work done for the electric hookup. We plan to add picnic tables, too.  We are keeping an eye on the budget to determine how best to proceed with that. I am attaching a few pictures but you really should see it up close to get a better idea of what was accomplished.

Rosemary Barry, AAPOA President

Loyd Brewer has a steady hand on the beam.

Loyd Brewer has a steady hand on the beam.

Erecting the joists to the roof

Erecting the joists to the roof

Back end closed for storage.

Back end closed for storage.

Final photo of almost finished pavilion.

Final photo of almost finished pavilion.

AARCH Wants to Visit the Acres

Dear AuSable Acres community members,

My name is Karyn Norwood; I’m the program director for Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH). I had the great pleasure of visiting the Acres earlier this week with Rosemary Barry, who graciously informed me of the Acres’ fascinating history and architecture—I was blown away. To begin, a little bit about us: AARCH is the nonprofit historic preservation organization for the Adirondack Park region, whose educational mission is to promote better public understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of the region’s architecture and communities. It is with this mission in mind that I write to see if anyone might be interested in being part of a public tour of the community of AuSable Acres (for examples of our outings, see here: http://www.aarch.org/tours/). Our tours are open to the public and focus on the communities and architecture of the area—some past tours include visits to: Lyon Mountain, local farms (“Small Farm Rising”), Santa’s Workshop, Great Camp Santanoni, and Raquette Lake, among many others. Highlighting this Adirondack community’s story and development is very important and would be a tremendous addition to our tour offerings for this upcoming year. Ideally, this tour might include a visit to 4-5 homes of different architectural styles and end with a visit to the lake. The tour would probably take place in the late summer or early fall, with a public attendance of no more than 15-20 people. We would, of course, be very flexible as to scheduling and respecting homeowner’s wishes for the visit. Please write to me directly with any questions, comments, or to learn more about what this might entail, at karyn@aarch.org; or give me a call at 518-834-9328.

Thank you sincerely for considering this!

Best,

Karyn Norwood
Program Director
Adirondack Architectural Heritage
518.834.9328

On a personal note, after meeting with Karyn I think this would be great for AuSable Acres. Please think about it and do get in touch with Karyn if you would like to participate.

Rosemary Barry, AAPOA President

Upcoming meeting with Charter Comm. reps

The Town of Jay is hosting a Public Informational Meeting with representatives from Charter Communications on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Community Center in AuSable Forks. Anyone who is considering becoming customers of Charter should try to attend this meeting in order to have your questions answered.

Rosemary Barry, AAPOA President