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K00296 Summary:

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K00296 Actions:

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05/12/2021introduced
05/12/2021adopted
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K00296 Memo:

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K00296 Text:

 
Senate Resolution No. 784
 
BY: Senator TEDISCO
 
        COMMEMORATING  the 100th Anniversary of The Hedges
        on Blue Mountain Lake, an Adirondack rustic resort
 
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that  the  quality
of  life of the citizens of the State of New York is greatly enriched by
the availability of exceptional recreational facilities; and
 
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and  in  full  accord  with  its
long-  standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body is justly proud to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of The Hedges on Blue  Mountain  Lake,
an Adirondack rustic resort; and
 
  WHEREAS,  The  Hedges  on Blue Mountain Lake opened its doors to the
first guests on May 28, 1921; and
 
  WHEREAS, In 1920, Richard and Margaret  Collins  had  purchased  the
Great Camp of Hiram B. Duryea; and
 
  WHEREAS,  In  1880,  retired Civil War hero Brigadier General Duryea
had acquired the land to escape from city life; and
 
  WHEREAS, Brigadier General Duryea constructed a cluster of buildings
including the Main Lodge, the Stone Lodge, a  horse  barn  and  carriage
house, and from that beginning, the Collins family added the Dining Room
Lodge  and  numerous  other  buildings to create what is today a beloved
rustic resort; and
 
  WHEREAS, Upon Richard's death in 1943, Richard and  Margaret's  son,
John,  Sr.,  became the General Manager, and The Hedges on Blue Mountain
Lake continued to grow in popularity, with families returning year after
year; and
 
  WHEREAS, In 1973, The Hedges on  Blue  Mountain  Lake  was  sold  to
Richard and Catherine Van Yperen who maintained its charm and beauty for
the next 27 years with the participation of many family members; and
 
  WHEREAS,  In  2000, when the Van Yperens wished to retire, they sold
The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake to Pat and Rip Benton; two years later,
after Rip died, Pat took on the management alone; and
 
  WHEREAS, Pat Benton advocated that the site  and  buildings  of  The
Hedges  on  Blue  Mountain  Lake  be  placed on the National Register of
Historic Places; and
 
  WHEREAS, In 2018, a coalition of loyal guests purchased  The  Hedges
on  Blue  Mountain  Lake  so  Pat could retire and in 2019, Jamie Thomas
became the General Manager; and
 
  WHEREAS, The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake has continuously  welcomed
guests  and  operated  as  a successful business benefiting the regional
economy for 100 years; and
 
  WHEREAS, In 2020, an historic marker was installed  on  Hedges  Road
recognizing  the  origin  of  the  Duryea  Camp in 1880, and the Collins
family opening The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake for guests in 1921; and
 
  WHEREAS,  In  commemoration of the 100th Anniversary in 2021, a book
about its history: "The Hedges: The Story of Twelve  Precious  Acres  on
Blue Mountain Lake" has been published; and
 
  WHEREAS,  The  Centennial  season  will  begin on June 9, 2021, with
appropriate safety practices and with on-site celebratory activities for
guests and staff; and
 
  WHEREAS, It is  with  great  pleasure  that  this  Legislative  Body
acknowledges  the  success  of  The  Hedges  on  Blue  Mountain Lake and
recognizes its contributions to the local  and  State  economies,  fully
confident  that it will continue to enjoy the sparkling successes it has
experienced thus far; now, therefore, be it
 
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its  deliberations  to
commemorate  the  100th Anniversary of The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake,
an Adirondack rustic resort; and be it further
 
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this  Resolution,  suitably  engrossed,  be
transmitted  to  Jamie  Thomas,  General  Manager,  The  Hedges  on Blue
Mountain Lake.
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