USLA 2014 Photography Contest: Peoples Choice

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Welcome to the USLA 2014 People Choice Photography Awards. These are the top curated photos from the contest. You may vote on each photo giving a star rating. 1 – 5, 5 being exceptional. Only one vote per photo per device. Voting will close on Friday, August 22 at midnight. View the all of the photos submitted.

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The purposes for which the association is organized are:

  • To preserve, enhance, and protect the quality of the waters of Upper Saranac Lake, the natural beauty and environment surrounding the lake, the adjoining waters and the Upper Saranac Lake watershed, and adjacent lands and forests.
  • To encourage and assist members, and the general public in improving the recreational enjoyment of these waters and lands in a responsible manner, without degrading or deteriorating the natural state of these resources.
  • To advocate laws, policies, and regulations which protect natural resources and cause individuals who live on or near the lake to use the lake for recreational activities in a responsible manner.

  • To advocate cooperative efforts among local and state political jurisdictions, lake shore associations, and private interests in causing fairness in taxation, in stimulating economic stability, and in promoting the common good.
  • To organize and function as a model to other like-minded lakeshore associations and to provide, when requested, assistance, encouragement, and cooperation to these organizations.
  • To promote and educate the membership about the historic culture of Upper Saranac Lake, which is the basis for improving the fragile relationship that humans have with the natural resources and ecosystems of the lake’s environment.

A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. –Henry David Thoreau

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  • September 16, 2014
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USLA is offering to match your donations to the Upper Saranac Foundation up to $1,000 per zone. This is a great way to double the value of your donation. Donations must be made by December 31. To participate in this matching program, please make your donation to the Upper Saranac Foundation, P.O. Box 564, Saranac […]

Then followed that beautiful season … Summer…. Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape. Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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The Upper Saranac Lake Association, Inc. is an organization whose membership is made up of property owners and others who care deeply about the well being of Upper Saranac Lake and it’s surrounding watershed.

The Upper Saranac Lake Association is an important part of what makes our lake special and your participation is vital to our success. Having a large and active membership makes us an effective force in dealing with the variety of issues affecting our community. Together we get the attention of those whose decisions affect the quality of our time here on the lake.

The modest membership fee of $45 also provides a variety of activities arranged by our cultural affairs committee, a top notch website, newsletters, email alerts and many other benefits.

Your Membership dues enable the Association to…

  • Provide a variety of cultural and group events
  • Provide communications via our newsletters and emails
  • Maintain strong relationships with the surrounding community
  • Maintain a resource-rich web site
  • Offer free boater safety and CPR/First Air training courses
  • Represent the lake community to the APA, DEC and other municipal bodies
  • Provide a webcam showing lake conditions throughout the year
  • Hold two membership meetings a year with outstanding programs
  • Services of a dedicated Board of Directors and volunteers who look out for your interests on everything from safety to property assessments to improved 911 services
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dock sale

  • September 11, 2014
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Instead of a garage sale we should have a dock sale.Every one can clean out camps and boat houses.We will meet a lot of lake residents and find many treasures.

Cam lens needs cleaning!

  • September 7, 2014
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I count on the live cam for my routine fix of USL sights, but find that the image has gotten pretty blurry (and I don’t think its just my computer). Would it be to much ask for a quick cleaning before the cold weather makes that too difficult?

Boat launch

Does anyone know of a boat launch that we could use to take our boat out of the water in October since the state launch will be closed.

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A new 46er

Our summer neighbor and USLA member, Mary C. Ferguson, became a true Adirondacks 46er on July 20, 2014. Way to go Mary!

Support a great new restaurant Tupper

We had heard about Bima’s Fine Dining, a new expansion of Bima’s Pizza and Take-out on Main Street in Tupper Lake and tried it for lunch. World-class fries, excellent sandwiches, nice decor, good service, friendly staff. I hope all in the association will support this new restaurant and keep it going. Tupper so needs a […]

Wood Boat Parade

Thanks again to everyone involved for the fantastic show. The weather was threatening and you carried on. We were at the dock waving and enjoying. Please keep this USL tradition going!

Zumba classes in Tupper

There are Zumba classes offered in Tupper (across from the theatre). In addition to adult classes there are classes for little ones too. Check out Britni’s website:

Dining in Tupper Lake

We had a very nice dinner at BIMAS in Tupper Lake (located across from the theatre). The side dishes were especially good as were the desserts. I hope there’s enough business to keep it going.

In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.-John Muir

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. -John Lubbock

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