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TMSP Hosts Shopping Spree For Food Pantry

The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) recently received a grant from the Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match Program.  The funding received was used by TMSP to organize a project in conjunction with Ticonderoga Central School students and teachers to collect and donate food to the local food pantry as part of a community giveback event. Recently a group of students organized by Teacher Jay Wells were provided a $1,000 budget collectively in which they then used to shop for as much food as possible for the food pantry. Students were broken up into teams and competed to see who can spend more wisely and obtain the most non-perishable foods. Teachers acted as mentors for the student-teams.

“Thank you most sincerely to the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership for obtaining the grant for the students to go on the shopping spree. As I walked through the store, I met a couple of the teams, and they were busy. They seemed to be enjoying the event. We received many useful items that will be appreciated by our clients. A big thank you to the Ticonderoga High School as well,” commented Margaret Beuerlein, Food Pantry Director.

TMSP is an all-volunteer organization that works to improve the Ticonderoga community and to revitalize Downtown Ticonderoga. In this effort, they continue to work closely with the local schools and involve the students in their community events and service projects whenever possible.

“For the last several years, Ticonderoga High School (THS) students and teachers have worked with us to help stock the food pantry. We appreciate the continued support from Stewarts Shops to make this event possible. This should be both a learning exercise for the students as well as community service to benefit needy families in our area,” shared John Bartlett.

Ti Beautification Week 2017

The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP), the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC), and the Town of Ticonderoga are pleased to announce that Ticonderoga Beautification Week will take place May 8th – 14th, 2017.  

“We want to put a fresh face on Ticonderoga and the community as a whole. We encourage other groups and organizations to join us in enhancing our community and the Ticonderoga Area before the summer season starts. Ticonderoga is blessed with many strengths and qualities, which we can build upon,” shared John Bartlett – TMSP Promotions Committee Chairperson.

Ticonderoga Beautification Week: May 8th - 14th, 2017

Free Disposal At The Transfer Station For Ticonderoga Residents Only

Tuesday, May 9th, Wednesday, May 10th, & Thursday, May 11th from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Town of Ticonderoga will open it's Transfer Station to Ticonderoga Residents Only (proof of residency required) on Tuesday, May 9th, Wednesday May 10th, & Thursday May 11th from 8 AM - 4 PM. These dates are for free disposal with the exception of the following items which are not being accepted: hazardous waste, or items containing hazardous waste, tires, food waste, brush, C&D, shingles and electronics. RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. See attendant for list of restricted items. Curbside pick-up for Senior's 65 or older and qualified disabled only can contact Sal at the Ticonderoga Highway Department at (518) 585-7317 with a list of items to be picked up. This must be arranged.

For more information contact the Town of Ticonderoga at 518-585-6677.

Ticonderoga Middle School Community Give Back Day

Friday, May 12th from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon

Variety of Clean-Up Activities & Community Enhancement Projects!

Students from the Ticonderoga Middle School will be working on a number of clean-up activities and community enhancement projects as part of their Annual Community Give Back Day with support from the Town of Ticonderoga Highway Department, TACC, & TMSP.

Low Cost Electronics Recycling

Saturday, May 13th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

As part of the community clean-up effort, an opportunity to recycle your old electronics equipment will be available in the back of the Old Rite Aid Parking lot near the LaChute Trail in Downtown Ticonderoga. Good Point Recycling from Middlebury VT will be available from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Items Accepted: TVs, microwaves, small kitchen appliances, small electronics, VCRs, stereo, DVD players, CD players, computers, computer accessories, air conditioners and phones. Cost will range from $2.00 - $20.00. Certain items may be free. Speak to Good Point Staff Member on May 13th for details and pricing. Good Point does not accept appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, and stoves.

Ticonderoga Area Businesses, Organizations, & Community Members are encouraged to join the community clean-up by sprucing up their properties and buildings during Beautification Week! Show your community pride. A variety of clean-up activities & enhancement projects will be happening throughout the week by the Town of Ticonderoga, organizations, businesses, community members, etc.  Beautification Week and Community Clean-Up organizers would like to create teams of volunteers who will tackle specific jobs and/or areas throughout the week. Local businesses and organizations are also encouraged to create teams of volunteers to assist doing the clean-up.  If any organization or business have a specific clean-up day project they would like to see completed, please contact the Chamber Office.

The anticipated list of specific Clean-Up Day activities will include: sweeping, window washing, trash pick-up, refreshing of natural areas and the landscaping, painting, weed pulling, flower planting, LaChute Trail clean-up and maintenance, work at the Farmers Market site, finishing of the TACC Business & Visitor Center interior renovation, as well as a number of community projects and tasks. Organizers are also working with the Ticonderoga Highway Department to have Main Street hosed down and cleaned. The Country Florist & Gifts in coordination with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, TMSP and Kiwanis of Ticonderoga will be filling the wooden planter boxes on the bridge located next to The Country Florist as well as the flower boxes at the Chamber during beautification week or shortly after depending on the weather. In addition the flower pots at the TACC Information Booth will also be filled.

While Ticonderoga Beautification Week is May 8th – 14th, cleaning and sprucing up of the Ticonderoga Area is encouraged and will be happening throughout the month of May. Additional partners of Beautification Week include PRIDE of Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Kiwanis Club, Ticonderoga Central School, Town of Ticonderoga Highway Department, and area organizations and businesses, as well as community volunteers.

For more information on Beautification Week, please contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 518-585-6619 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can also visit www.ticonderogany.com or www.timainstreet.org.  

Street Art Project 2017 - Adirondack Chairs

The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) and the TMSP Promotions Committee are pleased to announce that this year’s 2017 Street Art Project is the return of “Adirondack Chairs.” This is the seventh Street Art Project organized by TMSP.

The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) invites businesses and organizations to sign up to be a 2017 Street Art Auction project sponsors. A limited quantity of Adult and Child Adirondack Chairs will be available and they are on a first come first serve basis. The cost of sponsorship is $60.00 for an Adult Chair and $40.00 for a Child Chair. You can sign up by contacting the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TMSP Coordinator) at 518-585-6619 or by calling Libby’s Bakery Café at 518-558-1522.

Hand-painted Adirondack Chairs will be on display in front of or at Ticonderoga businesses and organizations beginning in May. Community members and visitors are invited to check out the uniquely designed Adirondack Chairs as well as stop by the dedicated businesses and organizations in Ticonderoga sponsoring this project. Product sponsor is Tierney Adirondack Rustic Design of Ticonderoga who has handmade each of the Adirondack Chairs.

The initial street art project was wooden soldiers “Soldiers on Parade”, followed by Adirondack chairs “Relax in the Adirondacks”,  bird houses “For the Birds”, “Adirondack Benches”, “Adirondack Rain Barrels”, “Pallets”, and now the return of the popular Adirondack Chairs.

The goal of the street art project is to decorate sidewalks, businesses, and organizations with hand-crafted, hand-painted art work done by local artists as well as raised funds for a Montcalm Street project. Anyone can participate by sponsoring a pallet, being an artist and being creative with your favorite theme, or attending the auction which will be held at the end of the summer (date to be announced).  

“We hope to have many businesses and organizations sign up to be Street Art Sponsors for the 2017 project. Join us to brighten the community through art. Your enthusiasm and support can be contagious for the entire community. Show your support as we all work together to make the Ticonderoga an exceptional place to live, work, and visit,” shared Katy Rasmus – Street Art Project & Auction Co-Chair.  

For more information on the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership Street Art Project, please contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TMSP Coordinator) at 518-585-6619 or stop by their office at 94 Montcalm Street in Ticonderoga. You can also find information on the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnerships facebook page or by visiting www.timainstreet.org.

Best 4th Seeking Sponsors for 2017 Celebration

The Ticonderoga Best 4th In The North Committee, a sub-committee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) is seeking sponsors for the 2017 Celebration.  

The Best 4th In the North has become a traditional celebration that attracts many visitors to the Ticonderoga area every year, which supports local businesses and the local economy.  The 2017 Best 4th In the North Celebration will take place July 1-4, 2017 with fireworks, parade, live music, food, vendors, rides, games and more. The 2017 theme is “Set Sail – A Nautical Theme.”

The Best 4th In the North committee is dedicated to providing area residents and visitors with the best 4th of July experience in the North Country. Without the support of the Town of Ticonderoga, our area businesses, organizations, community members and the vendors at the event this celebration would not be possible.  The Best 4th In the North celebration costs approximately $30,000 each year. The biggest expenses for the celebration are the fireworks and the bands/entertainment. 

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

$500 & Up: Best 4th In The North Freedom Sponsor                 

Listed as sponsor on all celebration schedules, in press releases, and Best 4th In The North website, large logo on T-Shirts, large logo on parade banner, a voucher good towards 2 bracelets for an evening of rides (valid one night during July 1-3), included in announcements at the fireworks and throughout the celebration as well as in all advertising for the Best 4th In The North Celebration.

$250: Best 4th In The North Liberty Sponsor                                                

Listed as sponsor on all celebration schedules, in press releases, and Best 4th In The North website, logo on T-Shirts, logo on parade banner, included in announcements at celebration as well as all advertising for the Best 4th In The North Celebration.

$100: Best 4th In The North Patriot Sponsor                                                     

 Listed as sponsor in press releases, name listed on T-Shirts, name listed on parade banner, included in announcements at the celebration as well as  advertising for the Best 4th In The North Celebration.

$50 & Under: Best 4th In The North Sparkler Sponsor                                                    

Listed as sponsor in press releases and in other advertising.

All sponsors must be finalized by June 9th.  

The Town of Ticonderoga does provide some funding which is greatly appreciated, but most of the money needed is raised by a small committee of volunteers.  Donations/sponsorship in support of the committee’s efforts are tax-deductible.  Donations/sponsorships can be made out to the Best 4th In The North and can be mailed to: Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, P.O. Box 379, Ticonderoga, NY 12883.

For more information on the Best 4th In The North Celebration visit www.best4thinthenorth.com, www.timainstreet.org, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Best 4th In The North Theme Announced - Grand Marshal Nominations Being Accepted

The Ticonderoga Best 4thIn The North Committee, a sub-committee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) is now accepting nominations for Grand Marshal of the 2017 Best 4th In The North parade in Ticonderoga, as well as parade applications/registrations.  The theme for the 2017 Parade and Celebration is “Set Sail – A Nautical Theme.” The committee is encouraging the community to participate in a variety of ways. Parade participants are encouraged to register as early as possible for planning purposes.

Grand Marshal Nominations can be submitted on the Best 4th In The North facebook page or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The deadline to submit nominations is April 14, 2017.  Parade applications can be found at www.best4thinthenorth.com, www.timainstreet.org, or picked up at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TMSP Coordinator) office in Downtown Ticonderoga.

We would like to see floats representing Ticonderoga including attractions, businesses, sports teams, clubs, organizations, our rich history, our scenic beauty, etc. Use the nautical theme, red, white, & blue and your creativity. Together we can continue to host the Best 4th In The North for the community and visitors,” stated Molly Bechard – Best 4th In The North Committee Member.

The Best 4th In the North Celebration attracts many visitors to the Ticonderoga area every year which supports local businesses and the local economy. A schedule for the 2017 celebration is currently being finalized by the committee. The 2017 Best 4th In The North Celebration will take place July 1-4, 2017 with a grand fireworks display, parade, Montcalm Mile (organized by the LaChute Road Runners), DJ, live music, food, vendors, rides, games, and much more.

“We encourage community members, organizations and businesses to submit nominations for the 2017 Grand Marshal as well as register to participate in the parade.  For a Grand Marshal think of people who are truly dedicated to the community, serve the Ticonderoga Area throughout the year, people who have been an inspiration to the community, or someone who fits the theme well. We are looking forward to reviewing and discussing the nominations at the Best 4th In The North committee meeting following the nomination deadline. We have kept an ongoing list of past nominations to use as well,” stated Debbie Barber – Best 4th In The North Committee Chairperson.

Without the support of our area businesses and community members the Best 4th In The North celebration would not be possible. The celebration costs approximately $30,000 each year with most of that being raised by the volunteer committee. The Town of Ticonderoga does support the celebration with $5,000.

Donations in support of the committee’s efforts are tax-deductible as the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is a 501c3 Not-For Profit organization.

Stay up to date with news including information on the celebration and fundraisers by liking the Best 4th In The North on facebook.

For more information on the Best 4th In The North, visit www.best4thinthenorth.com, www.timainstreet.org, or contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TMSP Coordinator) at 518-585-6619. The committee typically meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 4:00 PM at the Chamber Office in Downtown Ticonderoga. The committee is always looking for volunteers to help with the planning, fundraising and during the celebration.

StreetFest 2017 - Save The Date - Accepting Applications

It may be March but the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is already in full swing planning for the 9th Annual StreetFest in Ticonderoga which will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Downtown Ticonderoga from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event is held on Montcalm Street in the heart of Historic Ticonderoga, NY. StreetFest is a day celebration that is a must do event each year in the Ticonderoga Area.

StreetFest will include a variety of local businesses offering promotions, specials, and sidewalk sales as well as an array of food options, street vendors, arts and crafts, live music all day including a performance by the Fort Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Corp as well as visiting Corps, a variety of kid’s activities, face painting, full face art, caricatures, horse drawn wagon rides, displays and much more. The Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market will also be part of StreetFest. Details are being finalized for this event and the music and entertainment schedule will be available as the event gets closer. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. The committee is also working on adding new aspects to the event.

“We created StreetFest as an additional attraction for Ticonderoga and the Downtown Business District. We invite area community members, visitors, businesses and vendors to join us for the 9th Annual StreetFest in Downtown Ticonderoga. The committee continues to work hard to coordinate the event, add new activities, and book a variety of live music and entertainment for all to enjoy. This wonderful event continues to grow attracting many members of the community and visitors alike. Mark your calendars and plan to attend StreetFest 2017,” shared Robert Dedrick – StreetFest Chairperson.  

The StreetFest committee is in the process of registering merchants and vendors for the 2017 celebration. If you are interested in participating in StreetFest you must fill out a Merchant/Vendor Form. Merchant & Vendor applications are available at www.timainstreet.org or by calling 518-585-6619. Completed applications can be returned to the Chamber Office (TMSP Coordinator) at 94 Montcalm Street, Suite 1, Ticonderoga, NY.

Applications have been mailed or emailed to all 2016 participants. Vendors including downtown merchants, retail stores, restaurants, food vendors, non-profits, arts and craft vendors, vendors with local hand crafted products are encourage to participate.

The StreetFest committee is made up of a number of TMSP Board Members, Community Volunteers and Downtown Business Owners. In addition to the committee the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will assist with the event as the TMSP Coordinator.

For more information on StreetFest or for a Vendor Application call 518-585-6619 or visit www.timainstreet.org. You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Accomplishments, Save The Dates, & Future PlansAccomplishments, Save The Dates, & Future Plans

The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP), a 501c3 dedicated to the enhancement of Downtown Ticonderoga is preparing for future events, projects, plans and partnerships as well as reviewing their accomplishments.

Recent projects in coordination with partner organizations include public parking signs, LaChute River Trail entrance sign, Downtown Business District sign at the Fort Ticonderoga intersection, purchase and placement of new bench and garbage can in front of the Black Watch Memorial Library, refreshing and improvement of Town Clock, removal of damaged trees, repair, cleaning, and staining of gazebo in Bicentennial Park, streetscape improvements along Montcalm Street, annual Street Art Project, food pantry shopping spree, flower boxes and plantings, and DOT signs for Fort Ticonderoga and Information. 

TMSP also plans and implements annual events in coordination with their partners including Ticonderoga End of Winter Carnival, Community Clean-Up Day, Best 4th In The North Celebration, StreetFest, Street Art Auction, and HalloweenFest. TMSP also participated regularly in local shopping and dining events.

2017 Events & Dates:

Ticonderoga End of Winter Carnival: March 4th

Ticonderoga Area Mom Prom: March 25th

Beautification Week/Clean Up Days: May 8th – 14th

Best 4th In The North: July 1st – 4th

StreetFest: July 29th

Street Art Auction: August 31st

HalloweenFest: October 28th - October 31st (Business Trick or Treating on October 31st)

Look for details to be announced on all of the above events.

Future projects include additional public parking signs along Montcalm Street, improvement of bump outs on Montcalm Street including tree replacement, additional benches and garbage cans on Montcalm Street, Streetscape projects, creating of green spaces, possible new banners and decorations for Downtown Ticonderoga and Business Districts, as well as continued implementation of key areas of focus of the Streetscape Master Plan. TMSP will also be taking Main Street America trainings and utilizing resources via this partnership.

TMSP currently has a structure of an Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce serving as the TMSP Coordinator (through a contractual partnership).  TMSP’s Executive Committee is made up of each committee chairperson/s and the organizations treasurer. TMSP committees currently consist of Promotions, StreetFest, Design, and the Best 4th In The North. TMSP Board Members, Committee Chairs, and Committee members are all volunteers.

For more information on the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership including projects, events, news, or serving on a committee, please contact TMSP by calling the Chamber (TMSP Coordinator) at 518-585-6619, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit www.timainstreet.org.  

“The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership would like to thank our 2016 partners including the Town of Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, PRIDE of Ticonderoga, Clinton & Essex Counties Creating Healthy Schools & Communities Programs, Adirondack Foundation, Walmart of Ticonderoga, Stewarts Shops, Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga, and Ti’Coustics for their support and dedication to TMSP and Ticonderoga over the past year. We look forward to continuing to partner to improve our community together,” shared Bob Dedrick – TMSP Board Member/StreetFest Committee Chairperson.

Donations to support the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership and their efforts to enhance and revitalize Downtown Ticonderoga are tax deductible. Donations can be mailed to: TMSP, P.O. Box 379, Ticonderoga, NY 12883.