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GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Garden Club opens season at Mirror Lake Inn meeting

May 3, 2019
By DOT BEATTY - Lake Placid Garden Club , Lake Placid News

The Garden Club of Lake Placid officially opened its 2019 gardening season at the lovely Mirror Lake Inn Wednesday, April 24.

Our featured speaker was Nancie Battaglia, and was she motivating! She presented outstanding photos of flowers, grasses and shrubs. Makes you want to pick up a rake and open up your gardens; let the sun and rain in and remove leftover leaves and winter debris from the soil. Uncover the early sprouts to daylight and see what's growing.

We are off to a good start. It is only early May, but we have a full schedule with six events. We will be cleaning up winter mess from a section of Route 86 to the Old Military Road intersection for our commitment to "Adopt-A- Highway" next Thursday, May 9. We start at 9 a.m. and meet at the Simply Gourmet parking lot. Dress accordingly, and wear gardening gloves, appropriate pants and sturdy shoes. Iridescent vests are provided for safety.

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Some Garden Club Committee Chairs gather at the initial meeting April 24 at the Mirror Lake Inn. From left are Sally Urban (Kate Smith Garden), Paula Politi (Triangle Garden), Andrea Grout (Village Clean-Up), Mary Merrill (Reservationist), Stephanie Quinn (Camp Colby Scholarships), Dot Beatty (Publicity), Sally Joachim (Memorial Garden at Elderwood), Judy Shea (Arbor Day) and Carol Fox (Program).
(Photo provided — Sally Stoerr)

Triangle Garden clean-up is Wednesday May 15 at 4 p.m. After an hour's work, volunteers regroup at the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery, our generous May sponsor, for complimentary snacks and drinks.

May 18 is Village Clean-Up. Meet at the Mirror Lake Beach House at 9 a.m. There is a free lunch after work. The rain date is May 25. Adults are needed to guide small groups of youngsters.

May 21 is scheduled for a "Spring has Sprung" workshop at 2 p.m. with residents at Elderwood at Uihlein.

The following day, May 22, will be fully packed with two events. The annual business meeting is a 12:30 p.m. luncheon at High Falls Gorge. You must contact Mary Merrill with your reservation by May 17 and mail the $21 luncheon/ access fee to: Garden Club of Lake Placid, PO Box 984, Lake Placid 12946 by that date. At 5 p.m. the same day, we celebrate Arbor Day at Jewtraw Park and assemble seedling packets for distribution.

May is not long enough for all we wish to do. We are a relatively small club with big plans so invite YOU, the public, to join us for company and fun with any of the above projects.

Check our website for more information, dates, deadlines and fees at There are two areas to note when you access above: Calendar and Programs. Calendar gives dates, and Programs list the chair of each event along with an email/phone to contact him/her for more information.

Get out your personal calendar and plan ahead as you review ours. We will have a table/display again this year for Community Day on Sunday, June 2 at the North Elba Showgrounds. This event features different organizations, food, beverages and activities for all ages. Watch for more details in our local media.



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