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Episode 50: Improving the Community with The Town Tinker

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Episode 50

Improving the Community with The Town Tinker

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Scott Lufkin, Argyle native and star of The Town Tinker!

The Town Tinker is all about taking on cool projects, but not just for himself - whether it's restoring tombstones and church bells, clearing sidewalks, or crowdsourcing a new town skating rink, Scott is community-first, making his native Argyle a better place for everyone. Listen to his amazing stories here in this episode, and check out his YouTube channel here:

00:21 - Introductions

01:22 - The Town Tinker: Restoration, Clearing, and More!

03:44 - Argyle Loses its Dry Status

06:58 - A Lifelong, Local-Loving Tinker

08:19 - The Dead Lufkin Tours: A Crazy Story

11:30 - Repairing a Gravestone: Modern Methods

12:48 - Re-Engraving the Stone: A Ghost Dictates?!

13:43 - The Old Xers

14:32 - What’s Next: The Argyle Park?

16:47 - Sometimes… You’ve Got to Just Do It.

18:16 - The Argyle Skating Rink: A Community Project

23:20 - Restoring a Civil War Church Bell

24:45 - Planning a YouTube Channel: Mike’s Video Idea

26:36 - Chickens, Sheep, Pigs: Mike the Regenerative Farmer

29:49 - How to Get in Touch: Check out The Town Tinker on YouTube!

33:25 - Closing Remarks

PRODUCTION NOTE: The opinions reflected in this podcast are not indicative of the views of Saratoga Business Report, LLC, Saratoga TODAY, Glens Falls TODAY Business Report, or Five Towers Media.


  • Host

    Mike Nelson

  • Guest

    Scott Lufkin

  • Runtime

    34 min, 18 sec

  • Air Date

    January 15th, 2024