Daily Archives: July 21, 2011

Stuart deCamp Announces Candidacy, Plans to Run for Webb Supervisor

Stuart deCamp of Thendara has announced he is running as an Independent candidate for Supervisor of the Town of Webb in the November general election.

Assessing waste, reducing spending and living within our means are at the top of his list of priorities if elected Supervisor, he said.

Born and raised in Thendara, he is a 1982 graduate of the Town of Webb School, a graduate of SUNY Fredonia College, and The Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, where he studied the Spanish language and taught the English language.

He is also a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Management.

In 1987, he was hired by F. Eugene Romano of Old Forge and Utica to work at his Resort Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he was responsible for the daily operations and for supervising 155 employees, which included staff and union workers in Reservations, Food and Beverage, Purchasing, Security, Pool and Human Resources. Continue reading

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Symphony Syracuse: Inlet Readies

It’s become a special night for many—a valued part of summer in the Adirondacks; it’s an evening where a great cross-section comes together in Inlet, New York to enjoy and ponder the genius of history’s great composers as arranged and performed by some of today’s finest musicians. It’s always a great night.”—Jerry Dupuis, chairman of the Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council

Annual Arrowhead Park Performance to Return Next Weekend

When the musicians of the Symphony Syracuse Orchestra take to the stage under the tent at Inlet’s Arrowhead Park on Friday evening July 29, they will be led by old friend and colleague Maestro Grant Cooper.

Cooper, who served as resident conductor of the former Syracuse Symphony Orchestra from 1997 to 2007, is currently Artistic Director and Conductor with the West Virginia Symphony.

At past concerts, Cooper dazzled the local audience with his showmanship and wit, and he said he is looking forward to his upcoming return.

“I am ecstatic that I have this opportunity to return to Inlet so that I might make music once again for the wonderful audience there. Our performances under the tent had been a highlight of my musical life for many years and I am thrilled to be able to return this year,” Cooper said.

Jerry Dupuis, chairman of the Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council, Inc., hopes for a large turnout by not only veteran symphony-goers, but by those who have never attended a performance before.

“I think if people gave it a try, they would love it. It’s like those who say ‘I don’t like rice pudding’, yet they have never tried it. Once they have a taste, they can’t get enough!” Dupuis said.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available at the Inlet and Old Forge Visitor Information Centers until the day of the performance. Tickets can also be purchased at the door where lawn tickets will also be available for $10.

A free children’s concert will begin at 3 p.m., and a fundraising Cocktail Party will be held at the Woods Inn from 4 to 7 p.m. Cocktail party tickets are $110 and also available at the two information offices. More information can be found by calling (315) 357-5501 or 369-6983.

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Nourished Living by Dietician Kelly Hamlin MA, RD, CDN

Roll Out Those Lazy, Hazy and Healthy Days of Summer

My goodness! Between hot dogs, sausage, mayo-laden salads and ice cream is it possible to maintain your weight during the summer? Well certainly!

Many can agree that people are often more active in the summer, but there are also some lower fat and very tasty options to the higher fat choices that are out there.

Try some of these fruits and vegetables that are currently in season. Continue reading

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Memorial Service Held for Andrew J. Dixon, 23

Andrew J. Dixon, 23, died suddenly July 9, 2011. His greatest joy was to be in the Adirondacks.  Andrew spent many summers and Christmases in the Old Forge area.

You will be missed dearly, Andrew.He is survived by his father, Kent (Evelyn) Dixon of St. Petersburg, Fla; and mother Ellen (John) Perduyn of Portage Lakes, OH; sisters, Linda (Adrian) Stone of the UK, Laura (David) Borst and Debra Apple, both of Schenectady, NY.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 18 at DeMarco – Stone Funeral Home in Schenectady.

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Growing Up Adirondack by Mitch Lee

A couple of rain makers take break from summer heat

As a young boy, much of my summer was spent wandering around our woods. My woods were just a short hike up the hill behind our Limekiln Lake home, on an old logging trail up Seventh Lake Mountain.

One particular day the woods were filled with a musky smell following an overnight rainstorm. My dog Mutt and I had set out for a trek in the woods.

She was hot on my tail until she heard the chirp of a chipmunk and disappeared into the underbrush.

Along the way I reached out and shook a small striped maple which dropped water, like a mini rain storm, down my back.

A panting Mutt emerged from a fern bed and hung close to me as we continued deeper into the woods.

Whenever I had the opportunity I would grab the branches of small trees and shake the moisture from their leaves, creating a succession of little downpours.

Mutt and I stopped at a huge downed beech tree. I hopped up and walked its trunk. It was almost 50 feet before I ran out of branches to walk upon.

Mutt scampered alongside the trunk trying to Continue reading

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Card of thanks

The family of Chuck Barrett would like to express their sincere appreciation for all the cards, meals and support received by so many individuals and families of Old Forge and surrounding areas, and especially the residents of Bald Mountain Colony during Chuck’s illness and passing.

It has meant a great deal to all of us. We feel truly blessed to be part of such a caring community.

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Award-winning ‘For Heaven’s Sake’ to Perform at St. William’s on Long Point

For Heaven’s Sake, an award-winning female quartet who perform in the barbershop-style will perform at the Thursday Night on the Lake series at St. William’s on Long Point on July 28. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

Commonly referred to as “Harmony Queens,” the Watertown-area quartet was named 1996 International Quartet Champion.

The program is free and open to the public, but due to limited space in the historic 1890’s church, and the need for boat transportation to St. William’s on Long Point, a boat access only site, reservations are required by calling (315) 354-4265.

The barge leaves the Raquette Lake village dock starting at 6 p.m. and returns after the performance at approximately 8:30 p.m.

In case of a severe storm the program will be held at the Raquette Lake School on Rt 28. A pie raffle is held each Thursday to help defray costs involved in hosting the entertainment series.

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