Tupper Lake, November 6, 2012 by Jeff Boucher

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring break in Tupper Lake....

We're on Spring Break here in Tupper. The Adirondacks can be a funny place weather-wise this time of year.  

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Benefit Dinner Results

Last Tuesday we held a spaghetti dinner to benefit Robbie and James.  They're both undergoing treatment for cancer. 

Once again the people who live in Tupper Lake rallied and came out in droves to support these guys.

We serve around 600 dinners, and it went smooth as silk.  A huge Thank You to the many volunteers who baked desserts and worked the evening.

Thanks to the kindness of the people of Tupper Lake we raised $9000.  

 Above are Ted, Rob's Mom Susie, Jame's mom Ellen and yours truly presenting the checks to help Robbie and James with the expenses associated with their treatment.

I'm mighty humbled and extremely grateful to live in a small town that gives so freely.

Awesome job Tupper Lake-The Small Town with the Big Heart.

Pancakes at work....

My co-worker and buddy Ted had an idea a year ago-He came to me and said, "Let's have a waffle breakfast for everybody at work before we go on Spring Break."   "Great idea," said I.  And we did it.

And it ends.....

One of our hobbies is Syracuse Basketball. It's been that way since I was a kid (which is longer ago than I'd like to believe).  It's entertaining, and makes the long North Country winters go by a little quicker.  

With March and the madness that comes with following college hoops comes a great roller coaster ride. This year was a great ride. The "Cuse went from unranked, all the way to a #1 ranking late in the season, won the Big East title, and made it to the Sweet 16. 

There they met a Butler team and their 33 year old coach that has destiny written all over it. For cryin' out loud they practice in the gym where Hoosiers was filmed. Butler knocked of Kansas State yesterday and is headed to the Final 4. Syracuse is home. But that's OK. 

Only one team makes it all the way, and the fact that we had a chance to get there is pretty cool. And there's always next year, right? 

So congrats to the Orange- (and Butler, who I've got to root for now).

See you in the fall!

Go 'Cuse!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Madness baby!

Syracuse vs. Butler tonight, followed by Cornell Vs. Kentucky, which is in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

How cool is that! Go Cuse and Go Cornell!

Love the Madness.....

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Guests Posts!

Got some wicked pics to share from a couple of co-workers-

The cool thing is they would go together.

One for the main course and one for dessert.

Prey sent me these - A take-off on Man vs. Food  which if you've never watched it, is classic television. Adam Richmond is phenomenal.  Fred Hill was the chef. 

In her own words-
 "Fred made  these awesome hotter than hell burgers.. inspired by man vs food tv show. jalepeno and spice in the beef. then again spicy rub and mounded hot stuff on top. kicked butt!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Breakfast Pie...

You know, I've consumed a lot of pizza in my half-century.  Some of that has been in the morning.  

Always it's consisted of the previous nights leftovers.  Put a little oil in a frying pan, put the pizza in and cover it- bottom gets nice and crisp and the cheese gets mushy melted. 

Perfect way to start the day.

And then I ran across this today- It's a pizza you'd make for breakfast  and it looks darn good, like realllly darn good.  I do believe I'll give this a go in the next couple of weeks.  Or maybe for supper tonight.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Painting Raffle to fight cancer.

My buddy Ted was in Casagrain's Studio and Gallery in Tupper Lake today when something wonderful happened.  
Gary and his wife donated a painting to be raffled off to benefit our guys Robbie and James, who are fighting the good fight against cancer.

Gary is painter. His wife Barb makes the frames. It's classic Adirondack.  Here's a link that show's some of his work.  Casagrain Paintings.

Let's Go Orange!

Alright. The Cuse took care of business on Friday night dispatching Vermont. 
I was a little more worried about today's game vs. Gonzaga. 

Saturday, March 20, 2010


I was just in the kitchen, sitting at the table, listening to Willie Nelson singing "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the rain" on the radio.

Great song for reflecting.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Chili Nights.....

Alright kids tomorrow is Friday, and that's a good thing.  March Madness started today and that's even better. Greatest 3 weeks in College Hoops is coming up. Syracuse is playing Vermont (of all teams) tomorrow night in Buffalo (might have to make some wings for the game). 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday.....

(well, almost wordless, got to say Happy St. Patrick's Day!)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday Rolls Around.....

It's Sunday, It's a gray March day.  It's time to cook.  More like time to bake.  While my better half prepared corned beef, cabbage, taters and carrots, I was charged with baking rolls. 

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Count your blessings.

Maybe it's age and the wisdom that accompanies it, but lately I've been feeling pretty lucky.
I live in a great place and am surrounded by wonderful people.
Our community certainly isn't the richest in the literal sense, but it  is rich in people that love to help one another in times of need.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Philly Cheese Steaks...

Bought some thin sliced sirloin the other day, the M.O. was to make Philly Cheese Steaks, 
well, maybe Tupper Cheese Steaks. 

1 green pepper, 1 red pepper, sliced thin. Add an onion and a half and some smushed garlic. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


and more chocolate....

Drastic times call for drastic measures.....

Check out these cookies at Recipe Rhapsody.

I missed it!

Drat- every hotdog lover's dream ride was in the Tri-Lakes and somehow it eluded me.

I am completely bummed out.......

Oscar Meyer Dogs aren't the best.  Not even close.

I'll take Nathan's, Hoffman's, or Zweigels over them any day.

But man, the Wienermobile is cooler than the other side of the pillow.

Maybe I'll take some time off from work and track it down.  

A Spiritual Searching, a Sausage Sabbatical...

Kinda like Jack Kerouac, you know, On the Road in Search of the 4 Wheeled Wiener.

I can sense the beginning of the next great American novel here.....

I need to find my inner wiener.  

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Fundraiser for Berg....

Last night, there was an incredible outpouring from our little community to show support for 1st Lt. Bergan Flannigan.  While she rehabs at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC, the good folks of Tupper Lake came together in two locations to benefit Bergan and her family. The VFW, American Legion, Marine Corps League and ARISE sponsored the day, and what a day it was!

Here's the story from Channel 5- Link-to Berg's story

(If you missed yesterday, here's info on how you can still donate-  Donate to Berg.)

 The first benefit was at Big Tupper, where all proceeds from ticket sales were donated to Berg and her family.

Here are some awesome pics from an awesome day at Big Tupper

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Go Cuse!

Last regular season game at Louisville-Beat them Cards! Stay tuned for post-game info.

Well Louisville won. 28-3  is still pretty good. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Berg updates....

from todays Press Republican.    Updated story, click here.... 
Thomas and Bergan Flannigan

Donations for Bergan can be sent to ARISE.

Click here for Info to donate.....

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Wordless (gluten free) Wednesday!

Well, almost wordless-Check out Veronica's cake my gluten free & vegan friends!

Congrats Orange!

'Cuse over St. Johns 85-66. Clinch the Big East title for the first time in a couple of decades.  28-2 with one game to go at Louisville on Saturday. 28 wins is the most regular season wins in team history.  A couple of great players played their last game at the Dome tonight.

Tupper, why do you blog???

Well, to make a short story long, here's why....

Monday, March 1, 2010

#1 Baby!

34, 616 Saturday Night vs. Nova
SU 95-Nova 77

Now for the first time since 1990 we're ranked #1 during the regular season. 

Go Cuse!